Thanks to Acorn Communication, I was able to try Bake Code for the first time! I had heard so much about this Taiwanese bakery that features European and Asian baked goods but just never got around to trying them — there are so many beautiful photos of their baked goods on social media, especially ones containing matcha! Thus, it was definitely a pleasure to be able to preview some of the special new creations that they were going to reveal to the public ahead of its launch this Friday.
The hashtag for the event was #MoltenSeries and as the night wore on, we understood exactly why that came to be.
First of all, I appreciated how the event was set up. Invitees were given a choice of attending this event on Saturday, May 28 during the day or Monday, May 30 during the evening. This flexible schedule gave everyone a great opportunity to fit the 45-minute review into their schedule and not allow anyone to miss out. I loved that!
Second, because the event was broken up into different time slots for foodies to preview the baked goods behind-the-scenes in their kitchen, the event was very intimate and casual.
I opted for the 9 p.m. time slot (right after my visit to Arctic Bites) and walked into the modern and chic bakery on 4910 Yonge Street. (Bake Code is only a few minutes walk from the Sheppard-Yonge subway line.) At first, the layout of the bakery might remind you of a typical Chinese bakery, but when you look closer, their baked goods are definitely a hybrid between Asian and European tastes and baking traditions. I was very excited to try their baked goods out for the first time! 😀
Jon was the one who greeted me and offered a drink from their menu. Since Bake Code shares a parent company with the well-known Chatime franchise, they also had drinks from Chatime. Instead, I tried one of their summer drinks, the Sparkling Lychee Peach, a great thirst-quenching drink for the summer that is akin to Italian soda. It was refreshing and tasted lightly of lychee and peach.
Shortly after 9 p.m. and once all the invitees had arrived, we strolled into the kitchen at the back of the bakery where we were treated to an intimate session with the owners. He quickly introduced us to the background of Bake Code and what they had been working for for the past couple of months. After recently travelling to Singapore, Malaysia, and Japan, they were inspired and thus birthed the idea of these new products.
First, we tried the Molten Salted Egg Yolk Croissant. The molted salted egg yolk is called “liu sha” in Cantonese and filled up the hollows of a house butter croissant. The rich dense salted egg yolk was intense and went really well with the crispy croissant. I really appreciated how they heated up everything just for our arrival so that we could taste everything fresh and hot!
The Peanut Butter Filled Croissant was filled with smooth peanut butter and topped with peanut crumbs. The peanut butter lover will certainly enjoy this one!
The Chocolate Hazelnut Filled Croissant was also delicious and dense. There’s nothing like rich Nutella to soothe any chocolate lover! 😀
Last but not least, we tried the famed Twice-Baked Rare Cheese Tart. This was a “unique union of three cheeses in our twice-baked house pastry, a result of months of experimenting to find the perfect blend of sweet and start flavours”. For a melt-in-your-mouth experience, heat it up — as we tried it — or keep it cool for a firmer texture.
I really loved this one. As a cheese lover, it was hard not to appreciate this one. There were three cheeses baked into this pastry, twice! Unfortunately, we were not let in on what the three cheeses were — secret recipe, but the smooth and velvety soft cheese just melted out from the tart when it was cut up and it definitely was so smooth and gooey in your mouth. It was a beautiful cheese tart and I absolutely recommend trying it hot! 🙂
It was wonderful that right after sampling each of their Molten Series croissants and baked goods, we were able to take one of each to do whatever we wanted — whether to eat there or take home to enjoy with our friends and family. This was amazing and so considerate! 🙂
As all food lovers know, the photo is also very important, so they even set up a small “photo-shoot” area for us to take photos. Complete with white lights, extra plates, tongs, and boards on to which we could style the baked goods, we were fit for taking as many photos as we needed before we left.
Thanks again to the three lovely individuals at Acorn Communications and Bake Code for allowing us to visit and indulge in your products before you launch them to the public. I will definitely return to Bake Code and bring a friend along with me to enjoy more treats!
They have a limited seating area at Bake Code, but a spacious patio on which you can sit and enjoy an afternoon and evening on. The items at Bake Code might not be as cheap as your neighbourhood Chinese bakery, but the inventive baked goods are definitely worth the money and worth the visit! 🙂
The following photos were taken at home after taking the goodies from Bake Code to enjoy:
I absolutely LOVED this Matcha Patisserie Crème Croissant. I had been looking forward to eating this for months after seeing so many photos of the gooey matcha ooze out of the flakey croissant. The matcha-infused pastry cream sure didn’t disappoint and I even licked my plate after some of it had dripped out. 😀
Enjoying this Molten Salted Egg Yolk Croissant again at home was no different than trying it at the store. This time, I had more to enjoy for myself! The molten salted egg yolk was so delectable, rich, and full of flavour! This one is definitely a must-try from Bake Code!.. Especially since they are only rolling this out brand new starting on June, 3, 2016!
This Twice-Baked Rare Cheese Tart is also a must-try for any serious cheese lover. If you love gooey cheese, you will love this! Bake Code sure didn’t skimp out as there was so much cheese in this that you could even suck out the cheese by the mouthful after you cut it open. Simply irresistible!
This “plain” Matcha Croissant differs from the Matcha Patisserie Crème Croissant one as there was no pastry cream in this, but because of that, the matcha taste is extremely rich and strong! For those who love matcha tea and a strong one at that, this is your croissant! 🙂
This Chocolate Hazelnut Filled Croissant is also only available starting from June 3, 2016 at Bake Code. The chocolate was so rich and even a little sweet, but for the sweet tooth out there, this is the perfect croissant for you. The rich Nutella filling oozed out so be prepared to lick your fingers after you are done!
Last but not least, this smooth peanut butter filling definitely oozed of rich peanut butter and was almost like you are eating from the tub! Please stay away if you are anaphylaxic! 😛
All of the croissants were so crispy and flakey after taking them fresh out of the oven yet soft and tender on the inside. The fillings were more than abundant and it was definitely a treat to enjoy a second time.
Thanks again, Bake Code, and you for reading this super long post! 🙂
FTC Disclaimer: Although Acorn Communication invited me to a complimentary tasting to showcase Bake Code, the opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of the companies.