If you’re all thumbs in the kitchen, have no fear—local bakeries are here! Patch checked out three local bakers who are offering delicious pies, cakes and cookies for the holiday season. All the items these bakers offer are prepared in house and fresh.
Jilly’s Café in High Ridge: You may not expect to find home baked pies at a steakhouse, but Jilly’s offers a wide range of tasty flavors. The pies are not on the regular menu, but they are baked with loving care from the restaurant’s own baker, Dana Gisi.
Pies are $20 each and can be picked up as late as Dec. 24, but you must order by Dec. 20. If you have another date in mind, Jilly’s can bake a pie with a 48 hour turn around.
Flavors: Carmel Apple, Makers Mark Pecan, Key Lime, Coconut Cream, Cherry Almond, Chocolate Mousse, Cherry and Peach. They also offer their famous, award winning Bread Pudding and Strawberry Shortcake. Ask for the Frangelico whipped cream, too.
Slice of Heaven Bakery in Fenton: From donuts to pies, Slice of Heaven does it all. They will be open on Christmas Eve from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. if you want to schedule a pickup or just drop by and see what they have in the case.
Special orders will need a week’s notice if you want to guarantee a Christmas Eve pick up—so order right now.
Slice of Heaven has decorated cookies, chocolate covered pretzels, cupcakes, pies, cakes, truffles and gooey butter cakes. Small cookies start at 10 cents each or can be bought by the pound. Gooey butter cakes start at $10 and cakes are in the $25 range.
The bakery also has a sitting area and serves coffee and soft drinks, so feel free to try out a few cookies before you decide.
Russell’s Café and Bakery in Fenton: Order a cake for the holidays or just drop in for a slice and a latte. Don’t know what to choose? Their carrot cake won an award at the Clayton Art Fair.
Russell’s asks for 3 days notice if you want to order a cake for the holidays. The café will be closed from Dec. 23 to 26, but they will be open for pickups only on Sunday the 23rd. The staff at Russell’s would like to point out that a carrot cake can be frozen and gooey butter cakes are good sitting wrapped on the counter for a week.
Check out Russell’s full menu here for all the flavors of cakes, cookies and pies they offer. Nine inch cakes run from $34 to $48 and fruit pies are $22.50. 8x8 Gooey butter cakes are $12.95 for plain or $14.95 for flavored.