The best bakeries: Huang's Cake Shop
Custard pie seems to be the easiest pie as the saying goes. “As easy as pie,” wasn’t referring to making the pie that obviously isn’t easy, it referred to the eating of the pie that was easy. You’d feel that way after taking a bite of Huang’s custard pie. After all, pies and cakes have long been their specialty, especially the pumpkin pie mentioned by many locals. Eating custard pies had often given me the sense of how baked goods have become massproduced, are full of artificial ingredients, and that care and attention were no longer given to the most important part — the crust! Not Huang’s, the crust is evenly baked all around, flaky enough to break off, but has a firmness that keeps it from being too crumbly. The bottom crust is not underdone and pasty like most mass-produced pies. The custard filling is softer, creamier with a velvety smooth texture. Caramelized vanilla sugars line the surface of the pie giving every bite a sweet end note. Huang’s is slowly but surely reemerging after recently reopening its doors to the public again. Local baking enthusiasts also have known Huang’s to carry Wilton products.
Huang’s Cake Shop is located on Rte. 8, between the John Robert Powers building and the Coast 360 Credit Union Bank in Maite.