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Jaarsma Bakery
727 Franklin St.
Pella, IA 50219

Vander Ploeg Bakery
711 Franklin St.
Pella, IA 50219

We’re combining Jaarsma and Vander Ploeg in one listing because we hit both and to be honest we don’t remember which one was which. Not because they aren’t worth remembering but because we were so hopped up on sugar after visiting that everything was kind of a blur.

Jaarsma has been in business since 1899 and both are just a couple of doors from each other so when we saw them the choice was simple… both bakeries. What?

It was all yummy and delicious and decidedly Dutch but there was this one cake like object that had a huge pile of buttercream on top that just sent us to the moon. Seriously, when one cake has four inches of inching alone and causes icing proponents such as ourselves to scrunch our foreheads and squeak "sweeeeeeeeeet" and put our forks down after two mouthfuls, you know it is pure sugar intensity. We regret nothing.

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