There’s always a reason to celebrate when you visit Mrs. Goodman’s Baking Co. in Worthington, Ohio. From their specialty cakes to their vast array of baked treats there’s something for everyone!
If you live in Worthington, you’re likely familiar with the bakery called Mrs. Goodman’s that has been around since 19986. As you can guess from the name, the original owners were the Goodman family, who started the bakery first selling just pies and later expanded to a full bakery as their popularity in the Worthington community quickly grew.
The Alderman’s were the second owners whom after many years running the bakery sold it to the Tackett’s over 7 months ago and remodeled the space. But never fear, they use all the same recipes and even kept all the current bakers and decorators because they are the reason the bakery survives, not just owns it. That’s not to say that they haven’t dabbled a little bit in some new items as well. In fact, Saturday’s are the guinea pig days if you’re looking for something new to try. And just recently they won best dessert at Taste of Worthington – so popular they ran out!
When you visit Mrs. Goodman’s today, you’ll still find their popular cakes, along with chewy chocolate chip cookies, fudgy brownies, fruit-filled scones, sinful pies, and more. Besides their cakes they are also known for their buttercream, going through literally a ton of sugar a month. Cookies are their second best seller, and people will come from out of state for their shortbread cookies with buttercream on top.
We got to sample a generous amount of their goodies when we recently paid a visit to their adorable shop. Of course we had to have cake! They served us a vanilla and chocolate layer cake with raspberry filling in between.
Their apple pie of course is baked in a crust from scratch (despite looking too perfect to be homemade) and their pumpkin pie was also incredible. By the way, they are currently offering $1 off for any pre-ordered pies for Thanksgiving!
In case that wasn’t enough they make 13 varieties of cookies with chocolate chip as their most popular. Other popular cookie flavors included brown sugar walnut, chocolate peanut butter chip, oatmeal raisin (one of five oatmeal cookies), and pumpkin spice served plain, glazed, or with buttercream (we got glaze and buttercream on ours).
We also got to try two of the twelve kinds of scones that they make (6 options available each day such as raspberry cinnamon and blueberry white choc apricot). We also spied on their beautiful sticky buns and cinnamon rolls.
The Tackett’s really love being part of the community and giving back. Since everything is baked fresh daily, anything that doesn’t sell is delivered to senior centers, fireman, homeless shelters, and anywhere else in need. They believe every day should be a celebration and everyone should have the chance to join them. One of their favorite things to do is deliver birthday cupcake sandwiches to the eldery.
Speaking of celebrations, they are having a grand reopening party tomorrow, November 3rd from 9am-5pm! So stop by and see for yourself that while it may have changed on the outside, they still have all your favorites goodies. Or maybe you’ve never heard of their bakery and it’s time to discover it! There will be samples, face painting, and prizes from local businesses.
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Blog Post & Photos by:
Erin, The Spiffy Cookie