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Muir of Ord's Bad Girl Bakery re-opens with new look after 'incredibly rocky road' due to coronavirus crisis


By Hector MacKenzie

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The Bad Girl team are back: Darren Campbell, Toni Davis, Linsey Chisolm, Douglas Hardie, Jeni Hardie,Fernando Basaldua Bazaldua,Rachel Knox.Picture: Matthias Kremer
The Bad Girl team are back: Darren Campbell, Toni Davis, Linsey Chisolm, Douglas Hardie, Jeni Hardie,Fernando Basaldua Bazaldua,Rachel Knox.Picture: Matthias Kremer

Known for its decadent cakes and colourful café in Muir of Ord, Bad Girl Bakery has reinvented itself and reopened its doors with a new shop and takeaway service as it adapts to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The coronavirus crisis has forced the business to completely redevelop with the café aspect no longer viable at present. Instead, the new look shop will showcase a range of carefully selected baking equipment and ingredients alongside a changing roster of cakes, pastries, biscuits and breads. The Bad Girl Bakery team will even reveal the secret recipes behind some of its signature dishes with ingredients on hand to allow home bakers to cook them up themselves.

Owner Jeni Hardie said: “2020 has been an incredibly rocky road for Bad Girl Bakery, as it has been for everyone. We’ve been incredibly touched by the messages of support we received during lockdown and have had so many customers asking for recipes. We’re delighted that there’s been a surge in the popularity of baking at home and are keen to support local home bakers with ingredients and equipment. In response, we’ve transformed the café into a beautiful shop that provides wonderful food but also simply celebrates baking.

"In our first week of opening, we were staggered by the response to the new shop. We sold out every day in record time and the popularity of our sausage rolls meant that we cleared the local butcher out of sausage meat!”

Customers can either place their orders over the phone in advance or at the counter in store, where measures have been put in place to ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to. Food is then picked up at the red spotty door on the street.

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Is your Ross-shire business getting back up and running? Let us know by emailing hector.mackenzie@hnmedia.co.uk


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