Thinking of indoor things to do on a cold winter day, I entertained the thought of a cake tour. More precisely, the Let Them Eat Cake Tour. There are many delicious bakeries in the area to entice the cake aficionado. With this in mind, a friend and I took off on a sugary trip where coffee and conversation and oh’s and ah’s were required.
The first stop was Cafe d’Marie in Davenport, Iowa at 614 West 5th Street. The cafe is in a quaint turn of the century brick house and serves up the most delectable cake. One being a lemony slice and another being a smooth and decadent chocolate wedge. We could not decide which was better so we ate both! Sharing our choices is the most fun on any tour of cakes!
Another Davenport cake stop was Oh So Sweet by Tiphanie in downtown Davenport, Iowa, at 314 North Main Street. Cupcakes were the choice and there were so many choices that we tried several! All of them were rated cake tour worthy!
Leaving Davenport to the Illinois side of the Mississippi River we headed up the hill to Ganson’s Neighborhood Bakery & Cafe in a bungalow at 3055 38 Street in Rock Island. The cake of the day was our choice. A multi layer creation laden with cream and chocolate drizzles with raspberries. It was a fine ending to a cake tour worthy of a queen!
As a side note, our next Let Them Eat Cake Tour will include the State Street Cafe at 123 South State Street in Geneseo, Illinois which has wonderful homemade treats, the Whisk Away Cafe & Bakery at 919 6th Avenue in DeWitt, Iowa and Bishop Hill Bakery & Eatery at 103 South Bishop Hill Street in Bishop Hill, Illinois. This could become an annual event!