In pursuing the strategy of a bakery that doesn't look like a bakery, one thing the team did not want to sacrifice was the cachet that each cupcake is made on-site. A frosted glass door shielding the kitchen allows customers to see shadows of chefs, smell the baking cake, and hear the whir of the mixers, without seeing spilled flour and messy pastry bags.
Repurpose Flea Market Finds Shop flea markets and antiques stores for unusual pieces that can work as a kitchen island. This work island, made of metal and framed in wood, is a 50-year-old bakery fixture. Cleaned and sanded, it now offers a spacious top for food prep or buffet service and deep drawers and bins for closed storage.