Sugar Plum Cakes & Desserts
Sugar Plum Cakes & Desserts

Sugar Plum Cakes & Desserts

Retro, cute, quirky, delicious, these are all adjectives I could use to describe a gorgeous converted caravan named Myrtle.

Pink flamingos light the van after dark and the white picket fence is a quaint touch that completes this image of 1950’s domestic bliss.

Sugar Plum Cakes & Desserts Food Van

Sugar Plum Cakes & Desserts Food Van

Inside Myrtle the girls are a picture of retro glamour, wearing lovely aprons, scarves and the perfect shade of red lipstick.

I am at the Twilight Markets in Coffs Harbour and I used the description “Delicious” when referring to the van because Myrtle is in fact a food van. Myrtle is home to a new local business called Sugar Plum Cakes & Desserts!

Myrtle The Food Van

Myrtle The Food Van

The Sugar Plum Cake & Desserts menu is cleverly written in chalk on various sized baking trays and attached to the van. It all makes for a very attractive and welcoming set up.

The Blackboard Menu

The Blackboard Menu

Sugar Plum Cakes & Desserts Menu

Cherry, Apple and Cinnamon Crumble Pie
Belgian Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes
Hazelnut Tiramisu
Passionfruit Curd, Raspberry and Pistachio Eton Mess
Gingerbread Sticky Date Puddings with Caramel Sauce
Vanilla Bean Melting Moments
Cherry Pecan Fudge Brownies
Banoffee Pies
Baby Cupcakes

Judging from the huge line up at the markets each week I am not the only one that has fallen in love with the van and the baked goods it provides! Each week the lines grow longer and the desserts sell out faster.  On this visit to the markets, I decided to eat dessert first!

Without further ado I shall take you through my selection.

Vanilla Bean Melting Moment

Vanilla Bean Melting Moment

Vanilla Bean Melting Moment

I could eat one after another of these buttery, crisp, frosting filled cookies.  The texture is soft and yet crisp with a very vanilla flavour… yum, I’ve had one every week of the markets so far!

Cherry Pecan Fudge Brownie

Chocolate Cherry Fudge Brownie

Chocolate Cherry Fudge Brownie

Hello multi layer chocolate heaven! The fudge brownie is a rich, dark chocolate cake which remains light even though it’s moist, gooey and mouth-wateringly sweet.  It’s served with a delicious swirl of melted milk chocolate and a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.

Belgian Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes

Belgium Chocolate Lava Cake

Belgium Chocolate Lava Cake

Oh YEAH!

Who else can make lava cakes in a van, and then serve them hot with the chocolate centre flooding the plate? It goes without saying this was a dessert winner for me! So lush and gluten free!

Banoffee Pies

Banoffee Tart

Banoffee Tart

The crispest, butteriest, sweet shortcrust pastry is where this dessert begins. Next there is a delicious layer of Dulce de Leche followed by slices of sweet, ripe bananas and finished with a swirl of cream and a dusting of flaked chocolate! It took me three weeks to get my hands on one of these babies as they sell out fast!

Baby Cupcakes

Sugar Plum Cakes Mini Cupcake

Sugar Plum Cakes Mini Cupcake

These are a deliciously moist cupcake with a rich buttercream frosting. I had to pry one out of my daughters hand just to be allowed a sample.  It was obviously a good choice.

Amanda Schenk is the cook behind the Sugar Plum Cakes & Desserts.  She makes and serves only homemade baked goods.

Sugar Plum Cakes & Desserts

Amanda from Sugar Plum Cakes & Desserts

Although Myrtle the food van is relatively new to the area Amanda has been providing baked good for quite some time in Coffs Harbour whilst working at various cafes.  Ready for a change her husband and father-in-law set to work converting an old caravan into a travelling bakery… and the business was born.

Sugar Plum Cakes & Desserts now supplies wholesale cakes to cafes and can also provide a delicious range to customers for special occasions.

Sugar Plum Cakes & Desserts

Sugar Plum Cakes & Desserts Signage

Myrtle and the girls can be booked to cater events such as High Teas, Hens Parties, Baby Showers and can even host Little Ladies Cooking Classes.

Each Friday night until March Sugar Plum Cakes & Desserts will be at the Twilight Markets at Park Beach Reserve near Coffs Creek in Coffs Harbour.

The Twilight Markets are very family friendly, and commence at approximately 5.00pm.  There is usually live music or entertainment, lots of interesting food stalls, face painting and air brush tattoos. Bring a picnic blanket or chairs and BYO beer or wine.

Sugar Plum Cakes & Desserts

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  1. She is so darling! What a fab idea – I love the whole concept.

  2. What a brilliant idea to do a dessert truck. Your choices sound absolutely awesome 🙂

  3. Love the whole retro set up and look! I love it when people commit to a theme! 😀

  4. How very cute! We have a little retro caravan here in Canberra too. That banofee pie looks scrummy!

  5. How very impressive! What a great concept, and a great selection from so small a space.

  6. OMG I have been contemplating such a venture for the last year and now I have seen three of these vans while I have been thinking doh…..

  7. So very cute indeed Julie! I’d love one of these vans for my own to play in 🙂

  8. Can the girls and Myrtle fly out to California? Seriously those Banoffee Pies and Sugar Plum Cakes are making me crave a dozen cupcakes with swirly pink frosting!

  9. I’m with you ladies! Myrtle is gorgeous and an awesome concept… And Kim, you are missing out! The banoffee Pie is lush!

  10. omg that is the cutest van ever! And i’m a huge fan of melting moments!

  11. Banoffee Pie! Go Australia!

  12. Wow, totally love this! What a terrific idea! This looks wonderful. Fun post – thanks

  13. That’s gotta be the absolute most darling food truck I’ve ever seen! And, anybody with a “Melting Moment” on their menu just has to be doing something right! So enjoyed this post! 😀

  14. What a fantastic idea – would love something like that around here! Such a cute little caravan too. Doesn’t seem much room to move inside though. Let’s hope the girls are really good friends! It can be hard to work under each others’ feet all the time.

  15. Oh my goodness, I want to sample almost everything on that menu! I need to make sure I include the markets on our trip down that way in our van.

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