Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A bakery so good it defies the law

One of the best things about living in Germany is fresh baked bread. No matter where you are in Munich, chances are pretty good that there’s a bakery - or ten - within walking distance. Around our apartment, for example, we have a least half a dozen (that we know of) just minutes from our door.

And while Thomas is at work earning some of the spendable bread, I’m usually the one who bringing home the literal stuff. Lately, my bakery trips have gotten a bit easier as I’ve graduated from wide-eyed pointing to full-sentence requests. And just yesterday, I even worked up the courage to ask what in an unfamiliar bun. OK, so I didn’t fully understand the response, but it was a start, right?

The other day, Thomas went out on his own edible expedition and came home with several delicious baked goods wrapped in some curiously designed paper:

Such pretty pink wrapping pa--wait a second, is that the...
I’m sure there’s a story behind the logo, but to my knowledge (and a 30-second internet search) it’s mostly commonly associated with anarchy. So we now affectionately refer the bakery as Anarchy Bread. This re-branding attempt was of course followed by a slew of half-baked (get it?) slogans:
  • Anarchy bread: Where recipes are for The Man, man
  • Anarchy bread: Surprise your taste buds
  • Anarchy bread: A culture of enticing culinary chaos
As far as the rest of the paper's design: forks, teapots...sure, those make sense. But what's that other thing? A metallic party hat? I'm just gonna let that go for now...

Oh, and yes, the cake was delicious!


  1. The metallic party hat seems to be some kind of fancy designer cake. Look at their website:
    They have some kind of project where they design cakes together with artists, stylists and tatoo artists...

  2. That is weird and interesting. I checked out their website and I am very curious about their slogan "F**K the BACK" ?? What can you find out?

    The metallic party hat is indeed just that... a gold party hat.

    They have some really fancy cakes.

  3. Thanks for the link Wolfgang! I dig their style.

    And good question Miri! I looked at the slogan and the last word is "Backmischung" which I think is referring to a baking mix. Maybe it means they make everything from scratch, their own way? I'll have to do a little research on that, which will of course include a lot of taste testing, hahaha.

  4. Hi there, just found your blog through expat women and I think its great! Hope you are having a good time in Munich :) looking forward to seeing what other adventures us americans in germany are enjoying.

  5. Thanks TexaGermaNadian! What part of Germany are you in? I'll check out your blog now! :)

  6. Only just seen this so the explanation of Kubitscheck's slogan is rather late. Yes, it means 'f* using baking mixes' - both literally and symbolically. Not only is everything made from scratch, but they also strive to create original flavours and stunning styling - bringing the great German tradition of Kaffee and Kuchen into the 21st century. (Just look at their website. Cakes to fall in love with.) Clever Thomas!