An award-winning Highland bakery reinvented itself as a pastry shop and food store when it reopens to the public.
Known for its decadent cakes and colorful coffee in Muir of Ord, Bad Girl Bakery was forced to completely redevelop after sit-in services ended due to coronavirus.
Instead, the new boutique will feature a range of carefully selected baking equipment and ingredients as well as a changing list of cakes, pastries, cookies and breads.
The Bad Girl Bakery team explained that they’ll even reveal the secret recipes behind some of their signature dishes with ingredients on hand for home bakers to cook for themselves.
Those looking for easier take-out can choose from a range of sandwiches, salads, quiches, soups and flatbreads.
The bakery team has confirmed that the breakfast menu items will change daily and will include yogurt and fresh berries with maple pecan granola; as well as French toast with bacon, banana and maple syrup and classic breakfast rolls.
The lunch range includes homemade soups, topped flatbreads, a range of sausage rolls and salads, and a burger of the day: from bacon and cheese burgers to Halloumi mushroom burgers.
Their ever popular cakes will continue to take center stage with a cabinet groaning with a daily selection of treats all made in the bakery kitchen.
These include an old-fashioned frozen bundt, decadent chocolate and raspberry pie, raspberry and rose layer cake, and the famous chocolate brownie cookies.
The shelves will also be stocked with a range of breads ranging from focaccia and bread to sourdough soda and pita bread.
Kitchen equipment includes pop-up cake pans, spatulas, cake stands and ingredients such as free-range eggs, flour and chocolate, as well as a selection of standout cake decorations .
Bad Girl Bakery’s exclusive aprons and tote bags are already popular. The purchases are nicely wrapped in colorful gingham paper.
Owner Jeni Hardie added that Bad Girl Bakery’s exclusive aprons and tote bags have already proven to be popular, she said: “2020 has been an incredibly rocky road for Bad Girl Bakery, and everyone else. We were incredibly touched by the messages of support we received during the lockdown and have had so many customers asking us for recipes.
“We are delighted that there has been an increase in the popularity of home baking and are keen to support local home bakers with ingredients and equipment.
“In response, we have transformed the cafe into a beautiful boutique that offers delicious food but also celebrates simply cooking.
During our first week of opening, we were blown away by the response to the new store. We sold out every day in record time and the popularity of our sausage rolls meant we gutted the local butcher of sausage meat. “
Customers can either place their orders over the phone in advance or at the in-store counter, where measures have been put in place to ensure that social distancing guidelines are adhered to.
The food is then picked up at the red spotted gate on the street.