Mrs. Backers has the best signage on South Temple, hands down, if not the best in the valley. It also has the best chocolate rum bars.
Bakin’ up a storm since 1941, this little Salt Lake pastry shop is packed with kitsch and tasty treats. Mrs. Backers might be best-known for its full-size cakes, but we opt for the take-along variety of cookies and signature cake bars/triangles that come in flavors like German chocolate, raspberry cream, and strawberries ‘n’ cream. They’re $2.88 apiece, but prove worthy when it comes to impeccable texture and flavor. Plus, they’re doused in sprinkles on all sides. Olivia says the little lemon cakes are worth trying, too.
While you’re there, you might want to pick up some seasonal pumpkin cookies (with frosting!) or plum bars. You’ll probably need a box. And a fork.
Mrs. Backers Pastry Shop
434 E. South Temple
Salt Lake City
Open Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.