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The Iced Bakery & Co.

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by Neil Follett (subscribe)
I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
Published June 22nd 2020
Enjoy life, eat cake
Many of The Iced Bakery's goodies are iced, but there is much more to see and eat. In library terms, there are many shelf metres of delectable mouth-watering goodies.

shop interior
The main display of goodies.

The shop is on the site of the former well-known Max's Pies. "We still use his pie recipe," remarked owner Peter.

iced bakery sign
Easy to see and find.

"Pies are our biggest seller, by far," he added. After a quick count of the pie warmer, I was amazed to count 23 different varieties. Apart from my favourite plain meat, there was cheese & bacon, smoked pulled pork, pizza, and five different curry pies.

pies in pie warmer.
Paradise in pastry.

Joining the many pies were, pasties, quiches, and five different rolls including spinach rolls, cauliflower rolls, and the ever-popular sausage rolls. Some of which cater to the vegetarian eaters.

pasties, quiches rolls.
The pie's neighbours.

Their other most popular product is their vanilla slices. They are huge, almost a meal in themselves, definitely needing a knife and fork to help consumption.

vanilla slices
A large number of large vanilla slices.

Kiddies aren't forgotten with their shortbread men and smartie cookies.

cookies
Shortbread men & smartie cookies..

Another children's favourite is cupcakes.

cup cakes & apple slice.
Children's cupcakes and adult's apple turnover.

All products are freshly baked on the premises. On my visit, the one-man iced donut production line was in full swing. It was out of the oven, cooled, iced, sprinkled, displayed and soon to be eaten.

iced donuts
Peter icing his freshly cooked donuts.


iced donuts
The iced donut production line.

Another favourite is the simple jam and lemon tarts. They are not iced, but a generous dollop of cream would double their taste.
tarts
Simple tarts, simply nice.


Liquid refreshments are not forgotten. Apart from a 'fridge full of the usual soft drinks, the milkshake counter displayed ten flavours.

Milkshakes
Get your milkshake here.

No eatery is complete without a coffee machine. Take-away coffee is available in three sizes, with Paige doing the barista duties, and very well I might add.
Coffee take-away cup.
Three sizes available.


barista
Get your coffee here, from Paige.


For the non-cake and pie eaters, a range of ready-made sandwiches and rolls are waiting with some available as toasties.

ready made sandwiches.
Ready made and ready to go.

As is the trend these days, there is an alfresco area in front of the shop, taking advantage of Lilydale's wide footpaths. Three under umbrella-covered tables are there to enjoy your coffee and cake. This area is very popular at weekends.

lit sign
Good advice.

If there was one place I would like being locked in overnight it would be the Iced Bakery Co, as long as Peter didn't turn off the pie warmer.



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Why? It's irresistible.
When: 6.30 am. to 5.00 pm. every day.
Phone: 9739 6858
Where: 162 Main Street, Lilydale. Melways map: 38. E.5.
Your Comment
Pies look yum Neil.
by May Cross (score: 3|6743) 22 days ago
Thanks Neil, Im putting this one on our todo list next time were going that way. The kids will love it!!
by Lorraine A (score: 3|1614) 16 days ago
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