When it’s time to indulge your sweet tooth, a local bakery is the best place to sink your teeth into a sweet treat. Bakeries come in all different forms and offer a range of delectable yumminess. Here's a look at some of the ones not too far from Springs at Waukee and Springs at Jordan Creek apartments you should try.
South Union Bakery
2002 Woodland Avenue
If bakery means bread to you, then this is where you want to be. South Union offers cakes, pies and pastries, but what they really specialize in is artisan breads. You’ll never look at wheat and flour the same again after sampling the baguettes, traditional Challah, country Italian and Jalapeño Cheddar breads. South Union’s mouth-watering breads can be found in several restaurants around town, but it’s best to get it straight from the bakery and bring it back to your Des Moines Apartment.
543 28th Street
Like other bakeries, Crème offers cakes for all occasions and cupcakes in a wide range of flavors including Bailey Guinness and Blueberry Pancake. But what really makes this eatery stand out is their Dessert Lounge, open in the evenings. Here you can order fabulous desserts and exotic cocktails, with the staff at Crème suggesting pairings that will make your taste buds do the jitterbug. Step out a bit and see what a Marilyn brandy will do for a peanut butter lava cake. How about a Crème Cuban rum special with a banana bread pudding topped with Crème Anglaise? It’s sure to be a new dessert experience.
Caché Bake Shoppe
2233 NW 111th Street, Clive
If you like custom flavors and one-of-a-kind cakes, this bake shop is the place for you. They offer special flavors like Snickerdoodle, Almond Raspberry Swirl, Funfetti and Whiskey Butter Pecan for both cakes and cupcakes. Add in your special filling and your cake has your unique stamp. You can build a cake online, but a visit to the Clive shop will let you see and smell all the choices so you can be completely sure about what kind of cake or cupcakes will be the best for your special event.
Scenic Route Bakery
350 E. Locust Street, Suite 104
This father/daughter-owned bakery goes beyond cakes and cookies, offering scrumptious pastries, delicious treats and even a small cafe. Stop by for the garlic butter bleu cheese croissant, crumbly scones, apple cinnamon muffins or Dutch pinwheels in several flavors. Or, if you have a little extra time, pull up a chair at one of the tables and order up a sandwich, soup or quiche, and wash it down with fresh-made espresso. They also offer beer and wine.
If your taste buds are now tingling for cake or pastry or a Whiskey Butter Pecan cupcake, jump in your car and visit one of these wonderful Des Moines bakeries. And don't forget to pick some up for your friends!