Vegans and conscious foodies of Hamilton, ready those bellies: a new bakery is opening its doors on James North, and it will be exclusively serving up plant-based, gluten-free goodness.
That bakery is Dolled Up Desserts, a storefront expansion of an existing Hamilton brand that is known for its pop-ups, baking classes, recipes, and packaged baking mixes, as well as promoting what they have dubbed #inclusivedessert: sweet-tooth satisfiers that are also fully ethical and made with recipes that do not use animal products.
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DOLLED UP IS FINALLY OPENING UP SHOP 💕✨😭 OPEN CANADA DAY 12-8PM (maybe later), then every Wednesday to Saturday 12-8. . . . 2020 has been a YEAR. Everyone individually and together has had insane things happen in these short 6 months. It’s been really hard. For us, we started 2020 with huge prospects for growth. When COVID hit, all those opportunities vanished or were put on hold for the foreseeable future. It almost felt like it was the end for a few weeks… . . . But what kept us alive was YOU! Your support, your online purchases (you guys love your cake), your kind words of encouragement. So we finally listened to your wishes, and are opening a super pink take out only spot at 142 James St N, in Hamilton ✨💕We never planned to open a store with Dolled Up, as we wanted inclusive dessert to be accessible everywhere. That still is the goal, but right now we need to serve our community, and make inclusive dessert accessible! And who knows, maybe this crazy time. . . More updates to come, but if you want the full scoop (and an interior sneak peak 👀) check out the link in bio. Full video details on our YouTube channel 🙏🙏 SUBSCRIBE AND SHARE! Let’s support local as we enter phase two of reopening the province 😉 . . #inclusivedessert #hamilton #hamont #hamonteats #supportlocal #hamontvegan #glutenfreevegan #glutenfreebakery #veganbakery #entrepreneurlife #fempreneur #femaleentrepreneur #pastrycheflife #girlboss #ladyboss #pivotanddoubledown #newbeginnings #thebakefeed #thefeedfeedvegan #thefeedfeedglutenfree #bakersofinstagram
Opening on July 1st at 142 James Street North – the former storefront of Hotti Biscotti before they moved operations to the Hamilton Farmers’ Market – Dolled Up Desserts looks enticing even from the outside. A bright pink façade catches the eye from afar, with a vintage aesthetic that immediately transports you to the 1950s.
But it’s what’s inside that counts, right? And Katarina Poletto, owner of Dolled Up Desserts, clearly knows what she’s doing – that is, if the enticing teases on social media of her innovative and playful plant-based baked goods are any indication.
For example, one daily mainstay at Dolled Up Desserts is going to be what Poletto has dubbed the ‘Ruffles Krispie’: a sweet & salty variation of a Rice Krispie square that uses crushed rippled chips instead of the classic puffed rice cereal. Like, come on; how delicious does that sound!?
But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Whether you’re vegan or not, it seems like there will be at least a few things to make your mouth water down at Dolled Up Desserts, from cakes to cookies to brownies and beyond.
Check them out when they open this week on July 1st! Or don’t, and be sad and sweet-less. It’s up to you.
Dolled Up Desserts opens this Wednesday, July 1st at 142 James Street North.
Lead image courtesy of @dolledupdessertsbaking