Bindoon Bakehaus: frenzy over Prince Harry’s royal eclair


Culinary Arts director Anne Maree Hagge and Bindoon Bakehaus and Cafe managing director Leanne Phillipson.  Picture: David Baylis        d453975
Culinary Arts director Anne Maree Hagge and Bindoon Bakehaus and Cafe managing director Leanne Phillipson. Picture: David Baylis        d453975

ONE year ago, Prince Harry sent the usually sleepy town of Bindoon into frenzy when he stopped by the local bakery.

Little did the royal know that his choice of morning tea – a banoffee éclair – would send the tasty treat’s sales into overdrive.

“He has been very good for business,” owner Leanne Phillipson said.

“We worked it out that we had a 500 per cent increase on the sale of banoffee éclair after his visit. It was a massive shock.”

And it was not just the banoffee éclair sales that skyrocketed.

“The overall business has boomed too,” she said.

“People heard about us because of his visit.

“We have had lots of customers coming in and discussing the Prince with us.”

Ms Phillipson said the Bakehaus advertised on the label that the éclairs were ‘royal-approved’.

“I really hope he comes back,” she said.

“We have a big following with the army; they are who brought him here.

“But he has retired from the army, I doubt he will.

“Maybe we will get the Queen next time.”