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Gering Bakery

April 1, 2010

If you read my post on Littleton, Colorado, you know that I am a sugar fiend. Imagine me, after biking 11 miles, some of it uphill and against the wind, at two o’clock in the afternoon, not having eaten since breakfast, walking into this bit of carbo-porn:

Heaven . . . I’m in heaven . . .

Frosted smiley-face cookies, pecan-topped frosted brownies, fancy cupcakes, German chocolate cake, chocolate thumbprint cookies, peanut butter chocolate cookies, apple turnovers, chocolate chocolate-chip muffins, long johns and bearclaws and bismarcks, cake doughnuts and raised doughnuts. Ohmygoodnessgracious! Having that “rational purchase” problem again . . .

I’ve been in the Bluffs Bakery, which is run by the same owner as the Gering Bakery, but the Bluffs Bakery was more notable to me for its interior decor of old kitchen and farm implements, perhaps because I was always there in the afternoon when the pastry selection had been picked over. But I don’t think that store has the display space of the Gering store.

I settled on a cinnamon roll. It was ginormous. It was sticky and loaded with sweet frosting. It was almost as good as my grandma’s cinnamon rolls (and that’s saying a lot).

I’m glad this temptation is located several miles from my house. I won’t allow myself to go there unless I ride my bike and burn off some calories on the way.

If you’re in downtown Gering and need a pick-me-up, I highly recommend stopping in at the Gering Bakery (1446 10th St). Their pastries are just as colorful as their sign. (Open Monday-Saturday 5:30-5:30, except they close early at 1pm on Saturday.)

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Copyright 2010 by Katie Bradshaw

10 Comments leave one →
  1. April 1, 2010 6:04 pm

    My mom worked there in the 50s!

  2. Darla Heggem permalink
    April 5, 2010 4:10 pm

    so posting this on my facebook wall.

  3. Stacie permalink
    April 5, 2010 4:47 pm

    Great take on the bakery! I have great memories of stopping there with my dad after irrigating early mornings during the summer. I think I’ll have to stop by when I’m back home for a visit in a few weeks!

  4. Erin permalink
    April 5, 2010 5:21 pm

    Your photos are great! It’s like we’re right there in the bakery with you. :) Reminds me a bit of Dutch Oven in Ames. Thanks for sharing. :)

  5. April 5, 2010 5:23 pm

    Great article on this classic bakery. It is a must-visit for us when we return to our hometown of Gering! Here is a photo I took of the neon sign all lit up at Christmas:
    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4060/4212282828_4d32ca3b8f.jpg

    • Katie Bradshaw permalink*
      April 9, 2010 10:19 pm

      I love your photo!

  6. Phil permalink
    April 5, 2010 6:03 pm

    The Crispies are the best thing there – everytime I come home, I want to fill up a suitcase full and bring them back to Texas! Maybe they should consider setting up a FedEx service… :-)

  7. Lorrie permalink
    August 2, 2010 4:55 pm

    Long johns, I love the long johns.

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