The morning begins with a waft of cinnamon and butter curling through the air as I walk down the stairs. The table set with our usual breakfast fruit, two fiddly, giggling boys and the source of the home baked aroma - a plate of warm cinnamon buns. Home made cinnamon buns are wonderful for leisurely weekend mornings and for those who don’t bake, it’s comforting to know that we can call on Little Aprons Bakery.
Owner, Tracy Mitchell, showcases her family’s recipes with goodies like the aforementioned cinnamon buns, fresh breakfast burritos or ham, egg and cheese casseroles and fruit strudels. Believe me, it’ll be like Mother’s Day breakfast except the baked goods from Little Aprons Bakery are infinitely more delicious than anything your kids can make (or at least mine).
Mitchell comes from generations of bakers and knew from a young age that she would own her own bakery. Her recipes are from family members, some she’s kept to the original and others she’s tweaked to make it her own. Sugar cookies are a signature and she makes them all, “from Longhorns to Buzz Lightyear to Razorbacks”. Beefcake called her Christmas cookies little works of art. My 5 year old, Pikelet is eyeing the Indiana Jones novelty cake for his next birthday while I think the cupcake bouquet is a pretty and clever take on the cupcake craze.
We think her whimsical Halloween cake and cookie balls are a scream and just love the darling chocolate tuxedo wedding favors. There’s also quick bake breads in flavors like zucchini and pumpkin. “Kids love them and it’s a great way to get a serve of vegies in” she says. Bravo! Let’s do Mother’s Day breakfast every weekend!
For custom orders, go to Little Aprons Bakery or call Mitchell at 214 252 1999. Pick up and delivery (fee) available. For those who want instant gratification, a selection of baked goods is available at Chocolate Secrets. The last I spoke to Mitchell they were sold out by 1pm on a weekend so, Itty Bitty Foodies’ advice? Pre-order!!
Till our next Happy Meal!