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Hundreds queue as the North Melbourne bakery closes

For second in line Andrea Kwon, it’s the pistachio and lemon cake, coated with thick buttercream icing, that holds a spot in her coronary heart.

“That’s the cake that my now husband acquired for me earlier than we began courting,” she mentioned. “That’s once I realised he appreciated me.”

Hundreds queued to snare one of the final 1300 slices of cake at Beatrix Bakes on Saturday morning.

Tons of queued to snare one of many remaining 1300 slices of cake at Beatrix Bakes on Saturday morning.Credit score:Justin McManus

Kwon was informed the cake was off the menu whereas ready in line, however she was later moved to tears when a slice was produced for her. “I did one thing magical,” Paull informed her.

“I’m going to sit down down and cry and cherish this cake,” Kwon mentioned by way of tears and laughter.

However there isn’t a particular reminiscence for her sister, Arielle Kwon. “I identical to the cake,” she mentioned.

Information of the bakery’s closure sparked long queues over the past month.

A loyal Beatrix Bakes customer waits in comfort on Saturday morning.

A loyal Beatrix Bakes buyer waits in consolation on Saturday morning.Credit score:Justin McManus

The road to devour one of many remaining 1300 slices of cake on Saturday morning snaked all the best way down Queensberry Avenue and across the nook onto Dryburgh Avenue.

A restrict of eight slices per individual was set to make sure most cake fanatics wouldn’t stroll away empty-handed.

The ultimate menu included blueberry coconut shag, purple velvet cake with white chocolate cream cheese and butter cream icing, rhubarb and cinnamon crumble with custard, and vanilla slice with passionfruit glaze.

Paull mentioned she felt overwhelmed by the help for her store, which opened in 2011.

Paull was overwhelmed by the response to her bakery closing.

Paull was overwhelmed by the response to her bakery closing. Credit score:Justine McManus

“I’m simply so happy with it. It’s an honour to have baked for everybody,” she mentioned. “I really feel so unhappy that this a part of it’s ending, [but] I really feel excited concerning the subsequent steps for me.”

These subsequent steps embrace promoting entire desserts on-line, ending a follow-up cookbook to her first – additionally referred to as Beatrix Bakes – and working baking workshops.

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