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Satisfying Bainbridge's sweet tooth since the Roaring 20s

Isaacs Bakery owner Marilyn Collins Isaacs Bakery owner Marilyn Collins

October 7, 2004

Bainbridge--  Just like bread and milk at the grocery store, Isaacs Bakery has been a staple in the same downtown Bainbridge building for 76 years. "My grandfather started this in 1928," said currnet owner Marilyn Collins.  She and her husband Al took over the family business about 15 years ago.

Marilyn said, "I can even remember the time I said I'll never have anything to do with this bakery. But you know we eat our words." That's certainly not all you eat here. "The best cake they've ever put in their mouth," said proudly as she put the finishing touches on a cake she recently started making.  "It is devil's food cake with peanut butter frosting, poured chocolate icing, and then Reese's Peanut Butter Cups on the top."

The recipes for some of their desserts, like the lemon egg custard pie, haven't changed by one grain of sugar in 76 years. "It is very legendary," Marilyh said with a laugh.

They've got a deli here too where you can also enjoy old family recipes. "We make our own chicken salad. We our own tuna salad and our own pimento cheese."

But it's those decadent cakes and perfect pies that keep the people of Bainbridge coming back. "They come back saying Oh we want these and our children want them and our grandchildren want them," Marilyn said. 

And they leave with their sweet tooth satisfied and a smile on their face hoping a trip to Isaacs is a tradition they can pass along to the next generation.

posted at 9:40AM by ben.roberts@walb.com