I am about to share with you one of my “hidden gems” right here in Edmonton. My favourite European buttercream in the city; Vienna Bakery.
This is a family owned operation that has been in Edmonton in one form or another since 1959.
Oma and Opa ran the business from 1987 until they retired in 2005. Brian Jaeger took over the business in its current location in 2011.
I have been volunteering with Deadmonton Haunted House for the past 5 years. The floor manager was doing some bookkeeping for the bakery so we would often get cookies and sheet cakes from Vienna for the different fundraisers and celebrations that we had as a team. Best. Buttercreme. Ever.
Doing a bit more exploring, I found out that they were a European bakery and actually made “Bee Sting” cake (Bienenstitch) and not only is it available as a whole cake, but as a single slice as well. My favourite. Heaven.
The pretzels, the marzipan, the sourdough… The list of deliciousness goes on and on. Rye breads, sourdough breads, and pretzels are their specialties.
Not only are they a retail bakery but some of your favourite restaurants and cafes also carry their breads and pastries.
This place can be tricky to get to. It is on Gateway avenue on the south side of the Argyll road intersection. It is tucked behind the main building facing the road. Google Maps will steer you in the general direction. Heading south on Calgary Trail, turn left on 61 Avenue and go straight through the traffic lights. The customer door faces north along Argyll.
Now that you have found the place, make sure that you get there early to get those pretzels. They often sell out before noon, no matter how many they make. Very limited hours, but definitely worth the trip.
They saved my butt for a Halloween potluck. They have the cutest spooky cupcakes to brighten up any Halloween gathering. Complete with tiny axes, spiderwebs and eyeballs! The pumpkin bars are currently in season. If you are a pumpkin spice lover like myself, you must try these!
Custom cakes are also available. Put that delicious buttercream to good use! They have some very creative designs sprinkled around the internet. The birthday cake for me and the sheet cakes made for the haunt were beautiful AND delicious.
Support your local family run business, give them a visit!