Bakeries >Mrs Backers Pastry Shop
434 E South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT | Directions 8411140.769377 -111.878137
Neighborhoods: Greater Avenues
an excuse of an establishment – despite the fact that the bakery is a darling place first established in the 1940's- claiming to be one of the best pastry shops around, i have never in my life been more disappointed with the customer service given at this excuse of an establishment. On multiple occasions I have gone down to the shop for a tart or a cookie and it has said 'out for a ride' or 'sorry for the inconvenience, we really never do this, but: our son is getting married tonight and we will re-open....' It is positively outraging. Besides that, they ARE only open the five days a week (tues-saturday) so i have been denied service on multiple occasions. It really is a shame to have such a quaint little place with so much potential be such a let down when it comes to customer service. better luck next time mrs. backer.
Best bakery without question! – I lived in SLC for years and we always went to Mrs. Backer's for our families birthday cakes and other special occasions. Their cakes are works of art and always delicious. When I visit SLC, I make sure to stop there so I can bring a cake back to Phoenix!
Cutest bakery I have ever seen! – I have driven by Mrs. Backers Pastry Shop many times and it looked like such a cute and interesting place. Finally I stopped by and I was amazed to find a genuine real bakery. I wanted to try everything but finally settled for a rum french pastry and a raspberry cream cheese tart. WOW! I have fallen in love. They have the most beautiful cakes I have ever seen. Next time I am going to buy one of their flower cupcakes and a flower cookie. They also had beautiful cake plates and pretty party things. It is a great place to browse. I plan to get my birthday cake there when my day comes!
Don't order a cake from Mrs. Backers – After moving here from California and hearing that this was the best bakery in Salt Lake, I ordered a cake for a bridal shower. As my husband, a caterer said, I should have bought a cake at Costco-it would have been better! I was shocked at the quality and price-I've never paid $68 for a 1/4 sheet cake, and though the flower decorations were beautiful, they did not make up for the terrible taste, dryness and skimpy cake layers I received. Also, the rest of the cake was thrown out-and that never happens at work where people will seemingly eat anything not nailed down. So far, we have not found a decent bakery in Salt Lake City.
Dangerously Delicious – Mrs. Backer's makes the best best best birthday cakes on the planet. The cupcakes are delicious, and the quality is consistent. It's an excellent place to get gifty goodies, because they have a nice variety, from super cute flower cupcakes, with frosting in the shape of the most delicious flower ever created, to sugar cookies coated in a colored fondant and topped with a buttercream smile. SO CUTE AND GOOD! But be warned, once you try it, you won't be able to stop.
Wonderful Bakery! – This bakery is the best. I am so glad I live nearby. I have had many years of happy eating from Mrs, Backer's Bakery. The employees are always happy and very nice. This is the bakery to order Birthday Cakes from as our family has done for many many years. ALWAYS the best in every way here. Very clean, too!
Great Pastry Shop – I have tried a few things from this wonderful pastry shop and everything has been fantastic. The eclairs are amazing, as are the fudge bears. They have the best pastries that I've ever tasted. I'd recommend this to anyone.
Traditional cakes with Old-World style are the specialty of this family-run Salt Lake City institution. – The Scene
This small bakery on South Temple has been making decadent cakes and cookies since 1941. Walk in and you're greeted by a glorious smell of fresh baked sweets. Cases and racks are filled with pastries of nearly every size, color and shape.
If you're looking for a traditional floral cake with simple designs, this is the place for you. Stand-out cakes include butter-cream basket weaves, European garden designs and unusual shapes--you can even order one modeled after the Salt Lake Temple. For a wedding, the baker will meet with a couple to incorporate details into the design of the cake.
One taste and you'll know why this place has been around for as long as it has. The frosting is creamy, not grainy like some supermarket cakes. Rolled fondant and marzipan cakes are available for extra cost.
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