Each year at the Summer Fancy Food Show, I enjoy tasting hundreds of delicious new specialty foods and meeting new friends, but I especially love to return from the show with camera full of crazy photos of the fun and creative displays and props that exhibitors use to attract show-goers to their booths — because the competition is fierce! Most years, Belgian Boys Bakery puts together a visually engaging and whimsically-themed display that does justice to the company’s line of scrumptious desserts. This year, that theme was all about Pink Things, as you can see here by this Hot Pink Plastic Pineapple resting on a tony pink sand beach. Yummy! Stay tuned for more photos of the pink things spotted in the Belgian Boys’ booth once I get my Summer Fancy Food Show 2019 photo recap online, later this month!
Please don’t eat these shoes! Creating works that are very similar to the art of contemporary sculptor Scott Hove, designer Chris Campbell has expertly painted and sculpturally enhanced dozens of pairs of Jimmy Choux shoes so that they appear to be decorated with the accoutrements of a fancy bakery cake! Clever and beautiful, but definitely not edible!
Here at The Worley Gig, we are always on the hunt for cool Pink Things to bring our readers, and here is a good one. The Yucaipa-based Gingerbread Shop was spotted by me a few days after Christmas at downtown Riverside’s Festival of Lights, where they’ve parked for at least the last three years. The Google informs me that this Bright Pink A-frame pop-up bakery is an offshoot of a bakery at Santa’s Village (a small park with kiddie rides that I recall visiting as a child), and for a time was a fixture at the Inland Center in San Bernardino. The shop serves up delicious desserts, including cinnamon rolls, apple crisp and, of course, gingerbread cake and gingerbread men, as well as hot beverages. The Gingerbread Shop is located on the Main Street Pedestrian Mall, on the north side of Mission Inn Avenue. Unfortunately, the Festival of Lights runs only through January 4th, 2014, so you’ll have to wait for next year to check it out!
The idea of adding crumbled bacon to a batch of chocolate chip cookies or using strips of the crispy stuff to adorn a Birthday Cake — these are not new ideas. What is new is the establishment of a bakery that focuses exclusively on creating innovative baked goods containing bacon. Bacon! Baconery Dot Com is an online bakery from which you can order so many delicious, bacony baked goods, it is just ridiculous. But what’s even better (at least for those of us living in New York City) is that Baconery has expanded to into the Brick & Mortar domain to now be available for in-person procurement at Books of Wonder, the Children’s Book Shop on West 18th Street in the Flatiron District. Oh, Happy Day.
Every delectable bacon-infused baked goodie that you find listed on Baconery’s Online Menu — from Chocolate Peanut Butter Bacon cookies to White Chocolate Bacon Pretzel Rods — is available at the Books of Wonder bakery. I am on my way there now!
The Baconery is Located inside Books of Wonder Children’s Bookshop, 18 West 18th Street (just West of 5th Avenue), New York, NY 10011.
Thanks to Lisa Peller for The Tip!