Manchester's First DESSERT Bar In Pictures

Holy moley! Feast your eyes on these babies


With all this Manchester Bake Off buzz in the air, I've been getting in the mood for something devillishly sweet. What better way to satisfy that inner sugar demon than head down to Oxford Street's dessert and milkbar pop-up, MilkJam?

Claiming to be the 'best cake shop in town', it's a pudding-lovers paradise full of scrumdiddlyumptuous pie-tastic (not to mention diabetes-inducing) treats not for the faint-hearted. 

The creators of Bakeorama, Lush Brownies and Ginger's Comfort Emporium come together in this sinfully good threesome of a dessert bar which - fittingly - houses the most ridiculous food porn your eyes have ever seen. Expect cakes topped with disco balls, filled with (whole) cherry pies and shark infested custard sundaes.

It's enough to put Augustus Gloop into a food coma. No wonder this place was chosen to host the first heat of Manchester Bake Off...

I felt like a kid in a candy shop

A display fridge full of disgracefully good flavour combinations takes pride of place. The only problem I had was not knowing which one to choose. Red Velvet with White Chocolate Frosting, Rainbow Ruffle, Cherry and Jam Dodger, Rocky Rubble, Peanut Butter Nutella Pie...the list goes on. Crikey.

The Peanut Butter Cake With Oreos was highly recommended...

So I ate that and opted for the the Red Velvet for dessert

...Then decided I'd be lacking in the old daily veg and fibre intake. So got the carrot cake to take-out

(I'm sensible like that)

Three slices later and it was official...

Totally defeated

(Note: image to scale!)

Overall verdict

If you're looking for a protein shake or a veggie juice don't even think about it - but if you're having one of those days (ie I-couldn't-give-a-flying-fuck) and you're after a sweet slice of pure gluttony, MilkJam is the place for you.

What to bring: a hearty appetite, some dollar and heavy-duty lifting muscles (or a moving van - if you're taking out.) These beastly bad boys will set you back £4 a slice but considering the relative size of them it's pretty reasonable. You won't need to eat for a week.

Grab a few mates and get stuck in! MilkJam are open for business for a limited time only, 12-8pm Mon - Sat and 12-6 Sun.

You can also check out their latest updates on Twitter.

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