Order these “flowers” for the special Mom or Grandma in your life!
Cracking Out on Society Bakery’s Confections
|Inside the new Society Bakery.|
Have you checked in on Society Bakery since they moved a few numbers up Greenville Avenue late last year? Roshi Muns’ new bakery is now saddled up beside Green Grocer, where it enjoys expanded parking and kitchen space and a nicely appointed storefront to facilitate your cupcake perusal.
Which is exactly what I found myself doing last week when I stopped in to check out the new space. You can’t help but stare, there are so many of them: big, floppy looking cupcakes in various shades of browns, creams, pinks, yellows and other hues. They’re all coiffed with a generous cap of frosting that resembles a cartoonish version of Dallas’ ever-popular up-do.
|Make sure you’ve got a glass of cold milk for this one.|
If eating confection that looks like it’s fresh from the blowout bar is not your thing, there are petits fours the size of Labrador paws, cookies, brownies and other confections plus quiches tucked into puffy pastry. Soups and sandwiches are in the works as soon as things settle down, turning the Society Bakery into more of a Society Café during lunch hours.
I was craving sweet, though, probably because I’d arrived after downing a massive bowl of venison chili, a cheddar biscuit and just for good measure, a BLT.
I’m not really sure what happened next. I vaguely remember pointing at both a salted caramel cupcake and a petit four, but I’m certain the petit four was not in the box when I got home. I have a vague recollection of moist cake, a whiff of fruit and chocolate ganache, but can only assume the magical cake evaporated on my drive home.
The cupcake was an even hazier recollection. I have a distinct memory of trying to open my mouth wide enough to take a bite of frosting and cake at the same time and then the world went black. I awoke hours later with the slurred voice of a diabetic in the midst of a sugar crash, a dab of frosting on my nose and a smudge of dolce de leche on my chin. My teeth hurt, and yet I was smiling.
That cupcake is a rush.
|And if chocolate salted caramel doesn’t suit you, there are plenty of others.|
What makes Society Bakery special?
Society Bakery opened 2003 in Dallas, Texas. The born and raised Texan founder loved to bake, loved to sell, and wanted to change the world around her. Society Bakery is a true Texas original. We believe in being old fashioned, yet innovative. We believe in the neighborhood. We believe a bakery should bake and decorate in-house AND with love. We believe if you follow your passion, it will show in your work. We are Society Bakery because we love the community and we love to bake, not because this is a business model that makes sense. There is nothing manufactured, mediocre, or generic about the bakery or what it stands for.
Society Bakery believes in consistently top-notch quality cakes, cookies, and old fashioned treats such as brownies, crostatas, cupcakes, lemon squares, muffins, petit fours, pies, sugar cookies, and whoopie pies. We use the finest ingredients (Callebaut, Guittard, Hershey’s, Local Honey, Local Jam, Organic Milk, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, and Real Butter).
Society Bakery donates throughout the year to over 100 different charities, schools and non-profit organizations. We do not take a tax write off for these donations. Society Bakery believes that a business can be profitable and charitable at the same time. We are not “high society”; we give back to society. By purchasing delicious goods in Society Bakery’s warm, welcoming atmosphere, you are contributing to a philanthropic model that improves our surrounding neighborhood and society at large.
Take a look at our Testimonials page to read what others are saying about us…
Come see for yourself what is truly good.
Nationally, THANK YOU AOL AND THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW FOR VOTING US TOP 10 CUPCAKES IN AMERICA! WE ARE THE ONLY HOMEGROWN TEXAS BAKERY ON THE LIST! Most recently, THANK YOU NICKELODEON PARENT’S PICKS for voting us the BEST BIRTHDAY CAKE 2009-2010, DALLAS OBSERVER for naming us BEST CUPCAKES 2010, BEST PETIT FOURS 2012, and RELISH.COM for naming us Top 15 Cupcakes in America 2011!
Look for Society Bakery on Duff Goldman’s Food Network Show, Sugar High, Style Network’s Big Rich Texas, HGTV’s My First Place, and Cooking Channel’s Eat Street!
We are where we are because of our wonderful customers, word of mouth, and great press. “Society Bakery makes petit fours that are to die for; practically legendary cupcakes; and cream cheese icing from scratch, no shortening involved. Her custom cakes are darling…” – Park Cities People, (March 2006)
Remember, Be Good to Your Sweet Tooth & Be Good to Society.
We love reading the Advocate – and this month have the double pleasure of seeing the bakery on their blog and in the July issue. Thank you!
Thank you Dallas Observer for this huge honor!!!
Best Petits Fours – 2012
Many local bakeries perpetrate petits fours, but none stack up to Lower Greenville’s Society Bakery. Their version of the confectionery classic delicately stacks moist layers of cake small enough to fit between your thumb and index finger and spreads on a dense layer of rich, buttery icing. The petit four is one of the many pastries Society Bakery has mastered, but when you’re jonesing for a small cake fix, nothing’s better than this tiny dessert. It’s not recommended that you attempt to consume the pastry in just one bite, but you probably will try. Just brace yourself for the ensuing sugar rush and remember: You are not the Great Cornholio.