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Good bakeries in the Des Moines area?

arvi Mar 1, 2011 02:30 PM

I love La Mie, but would really appreciate recommendations for other bakeries, especially those which sell cakes. Thanks so much!

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    trza RE: arvi Mar 4, 2011 12:54 PM

    Raquel's Pastry Shop on East Grand

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      hamboney RE: arvi Mar 5, 2011 01:42 PM

      The Bake Shoppe at the NW corner of 66th and University in Windsor Heights. David, the owner, makes the old Barbara's champagne cake amongst many others. He also does pastry, bread, etc. He's also catered a reception party I held.

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        vitus979 RE: hamboney Mar 10, 2011 02:01 PM

        I have to second this. Their basic vanilla petit fours is still one of my favorite things there.

        If you're looking for Cheesecake (and if she still does it) the wife of the owner of Lucca makes a wonderful one with caramel and caramelized apples.

        420 E Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309

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        Bobfrmia RE: arvi Mar 7, 2011 07:49 PM

        Can't help with cake, but D&D on Merle Hay and Franklin has some real good bread.
        First thing my daughter has to have when back home visiting from Denver.

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          arvi RE: arvi Mar 10, 2011 03:49 PM

          Thank you all so much for your recommendations!

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            msb RE: arvi May 5, 2011 04:17 PM

            I like the Highland Bakery on the North Side for cookies and pastries....I am guessing they do cakes too. I have just never had one from there.

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