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Marrickville Quality Cakes

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by Carrie Tong (subscribe)
Carrie Tong studied the Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) at the University of Sydney, and is currently seeking employment.
Published November 29th 2011
The window display at Marrickville Quality Cakes

Sometimes, doesn't it feel like there are way too many bakeries in Sydney? Do you ever find yourself wondering if you should buy something from a particular bakery that you pass by? Well, if you passed by Marrickville Quality Cakes, I don't think you would even have to wonder. Some bakeries look quite average and not too appealing. Marrickville Quality Cakes, on the other hand, has such an appetising window display that you would be bonkers to not want to try something - especially the apple strudel or the apple pie.

My dad bought a piece of the apple pie (after hearing some enthusiastic comments from a local passerby), and I bought a piece of the apple strudel. The prices were incredibly cheap: the apple strudel only cost $3.00, while the apple pie only cost $3.50. And the portions were incredibly huge (part of the appeal of the products of the bakery).

You might be thinking; were the products of the bakery as delicious as they looked? I can't say much regarding the apple pie or the rest of the products of the bakery, but the apple strudel was fantastic. The pastry was flaky enough, crispy enough, and thick enough. Moreover, the apples in the apple filling were deliciously stewed and tasted sweet but natural. The only thing I didn't like about the apple strudel was the slight taste of custard. However, the taste of custard could have just been my imagination.

Next time I pass by Marrickville Quality Cakes again, I might try the apple pie as well. The crust looked yellow and buttery, and it would be such a treat to taste those stewed apples once again.

Apple strudel (left) and apple pie (right)
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Where: 236 Marrickville Road, Marrickville NSW 2204
Cost: Very affordable
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