I’d heard a lot of good things about the cupcakes at Sweet Bones, and being something of a sweet tooth, I popped in for a snack one afternoon. There were two main flavours on offer – chocolate and strawberry, and chocolate and raspberry. I picked the raspberry, took a seat and waited for my first ever vegan cupcake. Sweet Bones has a great selection of baked goods, including brownies, cupcakes, muffins and cakes, which are also available at other cafes around Canberra (Local Press, LSR, and Mocan & Green Grout, to name a few). My cupcake was served on an embossed Sweet Bones plate – underneath was the the impression of a skull (inkeeping with their theme), and a cute painted heart with the initials ‘SB’ in it. I threw out my cupcake expectations, knowing that the food here is vegan, and was rewarded with a rich, sweet cupcake that isn’t quite like anything I’ve had before. It was all about the chocolate, with a single raspberry hiding at the very bottom, underneath the sugary flower and light but flavoursome chocolate cake above. It was indulgent without being too much – a happy balance.
Sweet Bones Bakery Cafe, 8/18 Lonsdale Street Braddon, ACT http://sweetbonescompany.com/