Tags: Willmar bakery
When I was running errands on Tuesday, my sweet tooth was kicking in. I was driving down 1st Street and wondering what gas station to stop in for a treat when, lo and behold, what did I see? A sign for a bakery, saying “Timeless Traditions Cakes & Confections.” Could it be? A new bakery in town? Are they open yet? Of course I had to investigate, being a blogger about living in Willmar. I have to do my duty, right? Heh heh heh. So I pulled in and saw the “open” sign, parked, and went in. This bakery has a nice selection of goodies. It took me a minute to take it all in and decide what to get. The man who boxed up my items and rang me up said they’d been open since the previous Thursday. So they’ve been open a week now. Well, I got a bacon and cheese scone or biscuit. And a big, colorful sugar cookie on a stick - I think they called it a popsicle cookie or something like that. There were other fabulous-looking cookies too, like a gluten-free almond lemon cookie, and a rocky road cookie. There were also some flaky pastries like croissants. Well, the savory scone was delicious, moist and flaky. The cookie on a stick was also very good. I nuked it for a few seconds at home, and its warmth brought out the subtle sweetness. I will have to return to the bakery for more goodies. The shop is located at 1108 S 1st Street, in the same building as Prescription Center, across the street from El Tapatio, a restaurant I have yet to sample.
Speaking of new places in Willmar to enjoy sweet things, did you catch the article in the West Central Tribune the other day about Harbert’s, the ice cream shop set to open tomorrow? It seems that Willmar finally has some places to buy treats, other than grocery stores and gas stations.
My older sister is a graduate of the pastry chef program at Le Cordon Bleu in Minneapolis, and she treats us to awesome desserts at family gatherings. I guess I won’t have to recruit her to Willmar to start her own bakery just yet.