Hal­i­fax baker cre­ates the don­air cup­cake

Cape Breton Post - - PROVINCE -

It could only be cre­ated in Hal­i­fax: The don­air cup­cake.

A lo­cal bak­ery has cre­ated the un­likely con­fec­tion to go on sale this Satur­day — Na­tional Don­air Day.

It’s a vanilla cake with don­air meat baked in, topped with don­air sauce-cream cheese frost­ing and sun­dried tomato sprin­kles.

Susie’s Short­breads owner TJ Peach says she couldn’t bring her­self to in­clude the onions in her sweet take on the city’s of­fi­cial food.

Hal­i­fax’s King of Don­air chain sup­plied the meat and sweet sauce for the baked good, which will be sold at Susie’s and at the don­air shops on Satur­day.

Peach says she’d been toy­ing with the idea for years but fi­nally de­cided to give the ex­per­i­ment a try after a Twit­ter con­ver­sa­tion chal­lenged her to the task.

Peach says the odd cre­ation tastes sur­pris­ingly good, com­par­ing it to the pop­u­lar maple ba­con cup­cake.

The nov­elty treats are ex­pected to sell fast, so Peach ad­vises ex­cited pa­trons to or­der ahead of time.

Peach says it’s un­likely to be­come a per­ma­nent of­fer­ing.

Hal­i­fax made the don­air — a beloved Nova Sco­tia del­i­cacy con­sist­ing of a warm pita piled high with spiced meat, stick­ysweet don­air sauce and other top­pings — the city’s of­fi­cial food in 2015.

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