Known for its decadent cakes and colourful café in Muir of Ord, Bad Girl Bakery has reinvented itself and reopened its doors with a new shop that is set to be a destination for baking fans. 

The Coronavirus crisis has forced the café to completely redevelop with the café aspect no longer viable at present. Instead, the new look shop will showcase a range of carefully selected baking equipment and ingredients alongside a changing roster of cakes, pastries, biscuits and breads. The Bad Girl Bakery team will even reveal the secret recipes behind some of its signature dishes with ingredients on hand to allow home bakers to cook them up themselves.

Those looking for takeaway options can choose from a range of sandwiches, salads, quiches, soups and flatbreads. With dishes changing every day, the breakfast menu includes the likes of 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 line up includes soups made in house, topped flatbreads, a range of sausage rolls and salads and a burger of the day: from Candied bacon cheese burgers to Halloumi mushroom burgers. 

The famous cakes will continue to take a starring role with a cabinet groaning with a daily selection of treats all made in the bakery kitchen. These include an Old-fashioned glazed bundt, a decadent Chocolate raspberry tart, a Raspberry & rose layer cake, and the famous Chocolate brownie cookies. Shelves are stacked high with a range of breads from focaccia and soda bread to sourdough and pitta bread.

Cook shop equipment includes springform cake tins, spatulas, cake stands and ingredients like free range eggs, flour and chocolate to a selection of standout cake decorations. Exclusive Bad Girl Bakery aprons and tote bags are already proving popular. Purchases are beautifully wrapped in colorful gingham paper.

Owner, Jeni Hardie said:

“2020 has been an incredibly rocky road for Bad Girl Bakery, as it has been for everyone. We’ve been incredibly touched by the messages of support we received during lockdown and have had so many customers asking for recipes. We’re delighted that there’s been a surge in the popularity of baking at home and are keen to support local home bakers with ingredients and equipment.  In response, we’ve transformed the café into a beautiful shop that provides wonderful food but also simply celebrates baking. 

In our first week of opening, we were staggered by the response to the new shop. We sold out every day in record time and the popularity of our sausage rolls meant that we cleared the local butcher out of sausage meat!”

Customers can either place their orders over the phone in advance or at the counter in store, where measures have been put in place to ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to. Food is then picked up at the red spotty door on the street. 

Bad Girl Bakery opened its bakery and café in Muir of Ord in 2017 and has since built a reputation for its outstanding cakes and customer service, winning a number of awards as well as contracts to supply the Caledonian Sleeper and cafes across the region.  The loss of the wholesale business as a result of the Coronavirus crisis has meant the company has had to reshape itself with the shop at its heart.