Piece of Cake Bakery

The front room of the bakery is a long and narrow one. A great glass window covers the wall facing the street, so that anyone outside can see in. The door is glass as well; on bright days the shop is filled to the brim with sunshine. Drop lamps abovehead help at night, casting a warmer and softer light. Classic black and white tiling collects smudges more often than not on the floor and walls. In the back is a hallway which leads further to the kitchen, a small bathroom for customers to use, and a set of creaky stairs that go up to the second floor. The entire building is warm, and the air is redolent with the scents of pastry both savory and sweet, cookies, muffins, chocolate and fruit, bread and more.

A long, waist-high counter is on the left after stepping inside. The top is flat so purchases can be set down, and baked goods of all sorts are on display inside. Down at the far end is the cash register: leaving means walking past all the tempting wares all over again. Though it isn't particularly fancy, a coffee machine next to the register has a sign that reads "Donations": the cups and plain coffee are free, but change dropped inside goes to local charities. Three small bistro tables sit along the right wall; it's a tight fit, but three (or four if they're close friends) people can sit at each to enjoy a bite before going on their way. A bell above the door jangles merrily whenever it's opened.

Major IC Events

  • Cookies and cakes were had by all who stopped in!
  • Mrs. Estrid Hadley is the owner. She lives above the bakery and is almost always there.
  • Winters is currently (as of June, 2009) helping out with heavy lifting and sweeping, plus occasionally assisting a customer.

Weekly Specials

The following are the Piece of Cake weekly specials for July 11 - July 18:


If you're a regular at the Piece of Cake, feel free to drop your name here. Mrs. Hadley has little hand-written namecards for everyone who asks; they can call or leave word that they'd really like something set aside for them, and she'll do her best to tuck the card in with it inside the display so it doesn't walk out. Her handwriting is a lovely, curly-que cursive with flourishes galore. They're very pretty cards.

Some regulars with cards in the case now and again include…

  • Colby M.
  • Holly P.
  • Abby B.
  • Megan Y.
  • Cassidy O.
  • Diogenes
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