This beauty is a rice pudding and raspberry cake I had at BullysBakery the other day. The place might not look super special and the selection is not necessarily big, but their pastry is really delicious! And these delicacies console for the fact they gave up on the Flammkuchen. Perfect pick-me-up on a gloomy weekday.
On an unprecedentedly warm and sunny day for early March, I found my way into Martin’s Place by the scent of freshly baked cakes that filled the air on Pannierstrasse. It was as though the pied piper himself was there, luring me in to satisfy my sugar addiction.
Once inside, I found myself in a state of distress, unable to decide what to try first. I was pressed up against the glass cabinet, ogling all the cakes, tarts, and jars on display. Luckily, Joseph and his wife sensed my dilemma (a problem they must be well accustomed to dealing with) and came to my aid.
When I walked into Five Elephant the other day and ordered a piece of cheesecake with my morning cappuccino, I was assured that I hadn’t been the first customer that day who asked for it; it appears to be the talk of the town.
Bite by bite, sip by sip, I realized why the 15-minute walk from the closest U-Bahn station was worth it; this quiet slice of Kreuzberg sweetness is something to be cherished.
Berlin might be ever changing, but some spots are here to stay: Konditorei Buchwald has been baking its well-known specialty, Baumkuchen, since 1852—not only for Berliners, but lovers of all things sweet worldwide, seeing as they regularly ship these cakes to Japan and the US. Shaped like circles or parentheses, the staff refers to their Baumkuchen as a pyramid cake. The dough is rolled onto a spit of sorts that slowly turns over an open flame, creating fine layers upon layers baked in turn and forming a beautiful tree-ring texture that’s sealed with apricot marmalade.
You already know that No Fire No Glory is one of our favorite coffee makers in Berlin – now you can add cake to the list of things that are great about this place. Since about last December, Laura, the creator of Tausendsuend, takes care of their sweets departments with such delicious things like chocolate syrup cakes, banana bread and these lovely almond tartelettes with either raspberry, currants or honey melon with thyme. Surprised by the latter? Don’t be, Laura does other amazing things like a cake with vodka and tonka bean buttercream wrapped in dark belgian chocolate with raw cocoa nibs, topped with blackberries and salted caramel. Yes, she does.