Hidden under Poniatowski Bridge, Domo Bake redefines the artisanal dessert landscape…
Nicknamed ‘the Sugar Queen’, Dominika Małysiak has earned every jewel in her baking crown through perseverance, creativity and dedication. Entirely self-taught, she’s become one of the brightest beacons of Poland’s baking community…
Being stranded on an exotic island sounds just about ideal, right? But while most of us would use the opportunity to sit under a palm tree and sip jungle fruit cocktails, Dominika found herself doing something different. Stuck in Sri Lanka last year due to quarantine, the baker opted to use her extended break to pen an e-book titled Przepisy prosto z Dżunlgi. Laying bare the secrets behind thirty-one of her desserts (from the perfect salted caramel brownie to red velvet cookies and vegan donuts), it was a testament not to just her baking prowess, but also her passion for her vocation.
Situated on the top floor of the Arkady complex that sits under Poniatowski Bridge, Domo Bake is open from Friday through Sunday with the day’s offerings sitting outside the frosted glass façade that conceals Dominika’s rented baking space. With each display piece numbered with a marker pen and then laid to rest on a folding table, here these gems remain until the last morsel is scooped from the cookie sheet.
Ever willing to engage with punters, visits invariably begin with a cheerful welcome before rolling into an explanation of just what glories lie in front. On our visit, that meant red velvet pops alongside cinnamon rolls with caramel and dustings of chopped walnut; also readying for rollout were poppyseed bagels. Looking like a simple chocolate chip cookie, star billing though went to a macaroon surprise, the kind of treat that widens your eyes.
Speaking to her during the hustle and bustle of the afternoon, it’s Dominika’s passion though that really elevates the experience to impossible highs. Talking as her kitchen timer allows, she’s a mine of information that’s happy to be quizzed – be sure to ask about her cookie dough, for you won’t be disappointed to learn exactly how she makes it.
For a great weekend brunch, check what bagels are on offer on Facebook, and if you’re planning a party don’t think about ordering cake from anyone but here. Customized to your preference, these include cakes flouting saucy expressions that will liven any party: for examples, just check Domo Bake’s Insta feed!
Solec 81B (unit 62A, Centrum Handlowe Arkada), facebook