Stop fawning over Instagram photos of Milk Bar's whimsical sweets: the celebrated bakery is doing a pop-up at Canlis on Aug. 12. Maybe we can convince them to stay.

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Canlis is teaming up with cult-favorite bakery Milk Bar, and… well, let’s just call it a test run.

On Aug. 12, Milk Bar will finally grace us with its presence for a pop-up in Canlis’ parking lot, giving Seattleites a chance to try Chef Christina Tosi’s coveted crack pie, birthday cake truffles and cereal-milk soft serve. And — while there are “no concrete plans” for a Seattle location, according to Tosi — it could be a chance for Seattle to prove that it’s ready for a Milk Bar of its own.

“I think they’re always exploring new markets,” said Canlis co-owner Brian Canlis. “I bet if we have a really fun turnout and show that people love Milk Bar, it’ll go a long way to getting our own Milk Bar in Seattle.”

Come for whimsical, Instagrammable sugar bombs; stay for the old-timey sounds of local band The Tallboys, kid-friendly extras (read: bouncy house!) and wholesome fair games.

The country fair concept is further realized with Canlis Chef Brady Williams’ take on corn dogs ($4) and turkey legs ($10), and a (gourmet, no doubt) popcorn stand run by Tosi’s husband, New York restaurateur Will Guidara. Pay for it all with fair tickets, sold on-site. Do country fairs have wine in a can? Canlis does.

If you’re still distraught over not making it into June’s unfathomably packed Canlis-Shake Shack pop-up, get two tickets for the Milk Bar version and gain guaranteed access to a 200-guest VIP hour from 11 a.m. to noon. You’ll also skip the line the rest of the day and receive a limited-edition poster signed by Tosi. Just be among the first 100 to turn up to the Queen Anne Farmers Market this Thursday (or next if you’re feeling lucky) and make a $50 donation to the market at a Canlis-run booth.

The event is open to the public from noon to 4 p.m. Don’t drive — the Canlis parking lot will have its hands full. If you take a service like Uber or Lyft, have them drop you off down the street at Thomas C. Wales park to avoid the inevitable congestion. (Check for future updates.)

And remember to show Tosi that Seattle knows how to party.

“When I’m deciding where to build a Milk Bar next, my first requirement is that it’s in a place that feels like home,” Tosi said. “Community is key.”

Here’s what’s in it for you:

  • B’Day Truffles (3-pack) — $6
  • Chocolate Malt Truffles (3-pack) — $6
  • Crack Pie® slice — $6
  • Assorted cookies — $4 each
    • Compost
    • Confetti
    • Corn
    • Cornflake Chocolate Chip Marshmallow 
  • Cereal Milk™ Soft Serve with Cornflake Crunch — $6
  • Popcorn — $4
  • Corn Dog/Cheese Dog with condiment station — $4
  • Corn on the Cob — $6
  • Turkey Legs — $10
  • JONES Root Beer Soda — $4
  • Bale Breaker Field 41 Pale Ale — $6
  • Ramona Grapefruit Wine Spritzer — $6
  • Charles & Charles Rosé — $6