Sprinkle Cookies and Atomic Cake

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Day 10 of #btbc16
My Hometown: Top Attractions

The best attraction in my hometown?  The bakery.

     When I grew up, it was always a special treat to get an atomic cake from Orland Bakery.  It was three layers of cake heaven, with strawberry and banana layered in between and covered in whipped cream.  The best part, though, was always the decorations they put on the top of the cake.  I used to play with those cake topper decorations for months after my party.  

     In between birthdays, we would go grocery shopping or go to dinner at Lang Lee, and the bakery was sandwiched between them.  Sometimes we would stop in an buy a few sprinkle cookies, which happen to be the best sprinkle cookies on the planet.  On special occasions, we would buy an assorted box of cookies, but I always ate the sprinkle cookies first.  Then, the square tan one, which to this day I still don't really know what it is.  

     My hometown has changed quite a bit since I was born almost 40 years ago.  A lot of the places that I remember as a kid have changed, and all I have are the memories of the past.  Even the mall has transformed itself from the place where I used to spend all my time.  They decided to tear down the strip mall where the bakery was to make a new train station, and it just about broke my heart.  Over the years, we spent a lot of time shopping and eating at that strip mall.  The day Lang Lee closed was just devastating.  The only silver lining?  Orland Bakery found a new location!

     If you visit my hometown now, you'll find my favorite bakery just a few miles south on LaGrange Road.  New store front, same great cookies.  Perhaps you will run into me while you are there...  You just never know.  :)


  1. Any way we can get that cake or cookies at a Coaches meeting this year?! Looks so so good!

  2. Where is your hometown? I recognize these names, but I'm not sure if it's the same place! All these cakes and cookies and sprinkles sound so yummy!!!

  3. These look amazing! And I love the narrative you used to tell about the bakery.