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:
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.)
Copyright 2010 by Katie Bradshaw