When MP was a girl, she loved visiting her neighborhood bakery in suburban New Jersey. Her family stopped in on Sundays for cinnamon coffee cake with generous crumb topping, oversized black and white cookies, or decadent cheese Danish topped with swirls of royal icing. The staff packed the goodies in a white pastry box, which was neatly tied with red and white baker’s twine.
Given these delicious memories, you can imagine MP’s delight when Ice It! Bakery opened in Yarmouth a year ago. The bright and inviting bakery, which made DownEast Magazine’s Best of Maine list, is owned by Chef Alan Fried and his wife Sharon Kurht. As the name implies, visitors are encouraged to decorate their own cupcakes or mini-cakes. Ice It! offers a variety of tempting choices. On the day we visited, CP#2 chose a red velvet cupcake. MP, who is a chocolate lover, decided to switch things up and try coconut for a change.