The whiff of the past

The whiff of the past

Baked delights

The whiff of the past

Years back, when I was living in Jayanagar ninth block, I would relish the tempting aroma of the breads made at ‘Bunny Bakers’.

I made it a point to visit this bakery regularly and soon became a great fan of their ‘fresh cream black forest cake’ and layered puffs,” recalls Payal, a regular customer of the bakery. Although she moved out of the area after her schooling, the aroma of the bread lingered on with her as it did with others.

Started in 1995, ‘Bunny Bakers’ is the brainchild of brothers Chandrashekar and Somashekar. Situated in the now bustling 9th Block Jayanagar, the bakery has undergone renovation in terms of its looks, but not when it comes to taste and quality. 

The quaint bakery, started off its sweet journey by serving traditional ‘fresh cream cakes’ along with home-baked breads and other conventional sweets. Now 21, they serve a variety of items including sandwich, samosa, puffs, buns, pizza and biscuits. However, it is their ‘fresh cream cakes’ that never disappoint their customers — both old and new. 

While their ‘raspberry cheese cake’ tops the list of cake lovers, the vanilla sponge, blueberry, black current, black forest and white forest cakes too are popular. With tidy and efficient service, they are also popular for home-baked breads including masala bun, garlic bread, sweet bread, whole wheat bread that are fresh, fluffy, soft and tasty.

The conventional sweets including ‘Mysuru pak’, ‘kaju barfi’, variety of ‘dhood peda’ and ‘laddo’ are prepared fresh. The condiments that include ‘chow chow’, chips, ‘chakkuli’ and two types of peanuts, are a must-try. These also make their way to the shelves of regular customers.

“It is recently that we added new items to our menu. We did not want to be left behind in terms of serving new bakery products that have become favourites among the young,’’ says Somashekar, one of the owners. Sandwich and pizza, being their latest additions, are appreciated for their Indianised taste and interests mostly the toddler customers of the place. This apart, the samosas, chips and home-baked biscuits have regular college-goers who have made this place their ‘ada’.

Somashekar says that the birth of newbies in the bakery business has not affected the success story of this place. He explains, “Unlike the packaged products that use preservatives to obtain a longer life, our items are devoid of preservatives. Each item is freshly prepared in the morning and by the end of the day, they reach our customers. No one item is kept for more than a day and it is this freshness in quality that has helped us survive the test of time.”

With another outlet in Chandra Layout, he says, “Presently, we are working on opening a few more outlets in the main areas of the City.”

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