Celebrate the First Annual National Bakery Day

Cannon’s Bakery in Newark will be providing free samples and hosting an éclair-eating contest on Thursday, Sept. 28. (Plus, our staffers share which sweets they crave most.)


If you haven’t heard of National Bakery Day, don’t sweat it—that’s because Thursday, Sept. 28, is its inaugural celebration. Cannon’s Bakery in Newark will commemorate the event with free samples, sales, demonstrations and an all-around celebration of desserts. The celebration begins at 7 a.m. and doesn’t end until 8 p.m.

Cannon’s will also be holding a one-pound éclair-eating contest, beginning at 6 p.m. Contestants have just 10 minutes to finish the pastry for a chance to win prizes and be crowned the éclair champion for the year. Call Cannon’s to sign up—only a limited number of participants are allowed.

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More information:
Cannon’s Bakery
228 Astro Shopping Center, Newark
368-7900 • www.cannonscakes.com

And, if you can imagine, staffers at Delaware Today and the Delaware Business Times love their sweet treats, too. In honor National Bakery Day, some were willing to reveal which baked good they think are tops.

“I was hooked on the cinnamon rolls larger than my head at Panera Bread, but no more. It’s over between us.” —Kathy Canavan, senior reporter, Delaware Business Times

“I love pretty much ALL the cupcakes at Half Baked Patisserie in Middletown.” —Belinda Cimo, graphic designer, Today Media

“Janssen’s Market in Greenville is my go-to for dessert. My son is obsessed with the varieties of chocolate covered pretzels.” —Christina Kelley, business development and special projects manager, Delaware Today

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“De La Coeur Café et Pâtisserie’s chocolate-frosted donuts = divinely inspired!” —Jennifer Finn, digital editor, Delaware Today

“I love the freshly baked glazed doughnuts at Janssen’s Market.” —Leeanne Rocheleau, executive assistant to the president/CEO, Delaware Today

“You can’t go wrong with Serpes. Especially their petit fours and cupcakes.” —Aimee Gibison, sales coordinator, Delaware Today

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