Three shops lie

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Backrooms Bakery
Three shops lie...

Three shops lie flush against each other in a nice row: Backrooms Bakery, some unnamed bookstore, and a Little Caesar's Pizza shop. 

On the bakery's door, there are two signs: "Pull" and "Please use other door," but there are no other doors. The arrow points to the right, toward . . . the bookshop's door? Might as well.

Inside the bookshop, the bell above the doorway rings, but no one comes to check on the potential customer. The whole shop looks sad and a bit dilapidated from its thick covering of dust on the bookshelves. Aha! There is another sign on the door behind the counter: "Follow me! Smile " 

Through that door is a hallway that twists and turns. The only reason people can't get lost in here is because there are no branches off the corridor. Although the warped mirrors make it unsettling and disorienting.

At last, there's the bakery. Most of the lighting comes from the locked door with the "Please use other door" sign and the bay windows with *gasp* window seats! Round wooden cafe tables are scattered around the room and the walls are covered with abstract paintings and crocheted hangings.

The cashier looks up from behind the glass display case, her(?) silver hair glinting in the sunlight. And . . . there's a snake lounging on her shoulders.

"May I help you?" Gallium asks.


So basically here's a bakery/cafe where you can come hang out and order recipes (since you cannot order real cupcakes or cookies or bread). Pets, CAPTCHAS, and AEs are welcome! Also OCs I guess? Anyway, welcome and have a good time! :) 

submitted by Gallium, age c!, she/her
(March 22, 2022 - 7:55 pm)
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(March 22, 2022 - 8:09 pm)
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(April 16, 2022 - 4:43 pm)
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(April 19, 2022 - 1:39 pm)
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(March 22, 2022 - 8:17 pm)
submitted by TOPoftheday!
(March 22, 2022 - 8:54 pm)

Oops! Greetings! I will get your recipes as soon as possible!

submitted by Gallium, age c!, she/her
(May 2, 2022 - 1:41 pm)

Do you know a good recipe for strawberry cake?

submitted by Avara
(April 25, 2022 - 3:01 pm)


for 1 serving

4 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon baking powder
2 strawberries, diced
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 strawberry, for topping, optional
whipped topping, for topping, optional
In a 12-ounce (375 ml) mug or larger, mix all ingredients until just combined.
Microwave on high for 90 seconds to 2 minutes, watching to make sure it doesn’t spill over (depending on the size of the mug).
Let cool one minute before eating. Top with whipped topping and a strawberry (optional).
I walk carefully over to Avara's table and present the Strawberry Cake in a Mug. "I hope you like it!" I say graciously, and then I go over to Tealeaf's table.
"I'll be back with your bread in a moment!" 
submitted by Gallium, age c!, she/her
(May 2, 2022 - 6:54 pm)

Thank you!

submitted by Avara, she/her
(May 6, 2022 - 1:01 pm)

Gallium, thank you! I tried this recipe the very night you submitted this recipe. I couldn't wait and I had all the ingredients on hand. It was delicious! I look forward to trying it with other fruit.


submitted by Admin, age Old Enough, Cricket Country
(May 7, 2022 - 11:00 am)

recipe for a crusty French bread baguette sort of thing?

submitted by Tealeaf, age 14, Steeping
(April 29, 2022 - 12:33 pm)


2 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup warm water

1/2 TBS yeast

1/2 TBS salt



1) Dissolve yeast and salt in water. Mix in flour. Knead until flour is fully mixed. Dough will probably be quite sticky.

2) Allow to rise for 2 hours. At this point, either store the dough in the fridge until ready to use, or use right away.

3) Place a baking stone on the middle rack of the oven and a broiler tray on the bottom shelf. Preheat oven to 450 F (232 C).

4) Shape dough into a ball. Elongate it into a baguette shape. Place on a whole-wheat flour-covered baking peel. If the loaf is too big to fit, make two smaller baguettes instead.

5) Allow to rest for 20 minutes. Paint water over the surface of dough with a pastry brush. Slash the loaf with diagonal cuts with a bread knife.

6) Slide the loaf directly onto the baking stone. Pour 1 cup very hot tap water into the broiler tray and quickly close the oven. 

7) Bake for 25 minutes, or until deeply browned and firm to the touch.

8) Cool for 25 minutes before cutting or eating. 

submitted by Gallium, age c!, she/her
(May 3, 2022 - 2:38 pm)

Hello! This is such a sweet (no pun intended ;)) idea! Got any recipes for a dessert-sec soufflé and/or a crumble? Preferably beginner-friendly.

submitted by Periwinkle, age Pi, Somewhere in the stars
(May 7, 2022 - 10:07 am)

I stroll over to Periwinkle's table and hand her the fruit crumble. "I hope you enjoy it!" I say. About to leave, I turn back around and whisper, "But don't order the Purple Muffin."

Periwinkle asks what the Purple Muffin is.

"Enjoy your crumble!" 



-2 cups (or 255 grams) whole wheat flour (all purpose can be used)

-5 TBS (65 grams) granulated sugar

-1 stick (4 oz or 113.5 grams) butter

-14 ounces (397 grams) fresh or frozen fruit (try cubed and peeled apples, raspeberries, blueberries, strawberries, or pears)

-1/4 tsp (1.42 grams) salt



-Preheat oven to 350 F (177 C)

-Wash the fruit, peeling, coring, and slicing as necessary

-Place into an 8-inch (20 cm) round baking pan 

-Mix sugar, flour, and salt together

-With your hands or a fork, rub or cut the butter into the flour mix until crumbly

-Spread crumble mix over fruit

-Bake for 40 minutes, or until fruit is tender and topping is crispy

-Enjoy while still warm! Possibly serve with ice cream or whipped cream 

submitted by Gallium, age c!, she/her
(May 7, 2022 - 7:22 pm)