You don't have to be a cycling enthusiast to realise that Chris Edwards likes bikes. The pastry chef has just opened Peddling Pastry Patisserie, a petite kitchen-door in Castlemaine, with an old bike crank arm as its door handle.
Edwards' pastries, buttery, crumbly biscuits and shortbreads have many devotees in central Victoria and his rich chocolate brownies have a cult following at the weekly Wesley Hill market.
"I wanted to do something different by opening the kitchen door," Edwards says. "I'm doing all the traditional French patisserie favourites like brioche, eclairs, conversation tarts and puffs, but also florentines, nougat and gluten free cakes."
Open Tue-Fri 9am-2pm; Sat 9am-1pm.
Shop 29, 1 Halford Street, Castlemaine, 0413 686 505, peddlingpastry.com.au