The prices are good at McMillan’s Bakery, so it’s easy to let yourself get carried away like I did. Luckily, I had some help in picking at the spread of pastries and cupcakes below. The unanimous group consensus was that the quality of the doughs were superior to the batter.
McMillan’s Bakery is located on Haddon Ave, which stretches across Haddon Township, Haddonfield and Collingswood and is noted for good restaurants, boutiques and shops. The shop has been in business since 1935, and today is right near Eleventh Step Books, Heart Beet Kitchen and an old-style movie theater converted into a Planet Fitness.
Having your cupcakes packaged up in a box with a shiny gold sticker on them like this makes it feel like you’re unwrapping a present.
Clockwise from top left: vanilla cupcake with vanilla frosting and rainbow sprinkles, vanilla cupcake with vanilla frosting and coconut shavings, vanilla cupcake with chocolate frosting and chocolate cupcake with chocolate frosting.
You can tell that the strawberries in this pastry are fresh. Some of the compote dripped out over the side with the first few bites, but I scooped it up with some of the remaining pastry.
I almost didn’t get it, but this ended up being my favorite. The dough tasted almost like a funnel cake and melts in your mouth.
Notice that the cruller did not last long enough for me to take this picture. The doughnut at the top-right, above the cupcakes, had a fluffy, light cream sandwiched in between two layers of a light dough and plenty of powdered sugar.
The remains of the doughnut and strawberry pastry were gone shortly after this photo was taken. Next time, I’m going to try to get there earlier in the day to see if the cupcakes are a little more moist.