A visit this past weekend to Roslindale unwittingly turned into a Meet the Bakers of CupcakeCamp session. Dave and I decided to check out the new Sugar Baking Company & Restaurant, owned by the same people as Sugar Bakery, one of the bakeries at CupcakeCamp last year. You can view a photo of their CupcakeCamp spread here. The new restaurant has a great menu and has gotten very positive reviews for its brunch.
Apparently we were not the only ones who had heard the rave reviews. There was over an hour wait for a table when we arrived. Instead of waiting for a table we decided to just head on back to the bakery section of the restaurant to get our fill of pastries. While there we ran into Debbie who makes all of Sugar’s cupcakes, whom I had not seen since CupcakeCamp last year. She was excited to show us all the new and seasonal items, like a Peeps cupcake just in time for Easter.
Sugar Bakery makes over two dozen kinds of cupcakes including chocolate mint, pineapple, oreo, lemon, chocolate peanut butter, cotton candy and more. My favorite of the bunch was the orange almond, followed closely by the chocolate almond (second row from the bottom on the left). The orange almond was consumed before it could get its own closeup.
Apparently I like the nuttier cupcakes at Sugar, because another winning variety was the butter pecan. If the combination of butter, sugar and pecans sounds good to you, odds are you would like this cupcake. We got a few non-cupcake items from the bakery as well. I can tell you the chocolate croissant tastes just as good as it looks and I highly recommend it. I fully intend to return and try their brunch which includes items like brie and fig stuffed french toast made with their own homemade bread, steak and eggs, and lemon ricotta pancakes. Check out their full brunch menu here. Roslindale was a new neighborhood to me and it is quite charming. If you’ve never been down to Roslindale it is worth a visit.
Sugar Baking Co. & Restaurant