Inside secret – get coffee shop cakes directly from the baker herself!

Contact Info

(011) 501 2992
Their Email
Their Website
The Willow Shopping Centre; Corner Jan Smuts Avenue and Buckingham Avenue; Craighall Park; Johannesburg.

Hmmm – I am strangely tempted to keep these details to myself! I discovered QUITE by accident that many coffee shops in Joburg do not make their own cakes. It’s true. Instead, they get them delivered by the Patron Saint of Baking Herself – also known as Helen Theo. And the good news is that you can order these phenomenal cakes and muffins directly, pay less AND have more than one slice without people thinking you are a glutton!

I obviously HAD to hunt down this lead in person, and ended up in Craighall Park standing next to an Adult Shop. One that sells, you know, Adult Stuff. Feeling strangely guilty (it was 11am in the morning, after all), I soldiered on regardless into what looked like a very ordinary and unassuming store. And arrived in heaven...

Helen’s Cakes is, in essence, a shop that has been converted into a bakery. And while it has been beautifully decorated with pink and white stripes, this is not a commercial store where people pop in and buy. Instead, there are people hard at work, piping white glistening mounds of meringue onto paper-lined trays and spooning caramel-coloured muffin mix into gaping silver trays. I literally stood with my face pressed to the glass and tried not to drool at the enormous Red Velvet Cakes that were waiting to be delivered – I think to Tashas!

Remember that everything is by order only – breads, cakes, muffins, specialty birthday cakes, wedding cakes, cheesecakes and more – so pop in or give them a call for details. FYI – they are open 7 glorious days a week!

And yes, you’re welcome.

by Shelli

Your comments...

6 August 2012 at 03:49 pm
Gugu_A1 Whoop Whoop!
3 August 2012 at 08:41 am
Laurel Wow, that sounds fantastic, I will definately give them a try! Thanks for the share.
2 August 2012 at 11:54 am
Catherine I cant believe it! Wish I had this contact in June, ordered my hubby a red velvet cake that I ordered from a coffee shop - delicious but cost R450!!! Will definitely be keeping this in my contacts from now on. Thanks
2 August 2012 at 11:27 am
Joburgs Darling Laurel - around R225 for a very large red velvet double layer cake, if that helps!
2 August 2012 at 10:51 am
Laurel What are the prices like?
2 August 2012 at 10:40 am
Leila I discovered this secret a long time ago ;)

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