Treat to Try: Mrs. Goodman’s Bakery
Mrs. Goodman’s has been in operation since 1986. It’s a sweet shop with enough cupcakes, cookies and pastries to inspire full-blown analysis-paralysis. Visitors might be greeted by the proprietor, a sparkly-eyed, outgoing woman with a wide smile and a vague southern drawl. That’s gotta be Mrs. Goodman, right?
Nope, it’s Mrs. Tackett. The Tackett family purchased the bakeshop this spring.
Given the aforementioned analysis-paralysis, it seemed like best practice to order lots of things — lots of things. There’s a section of scones and breakfast pastries, with the buttercream-frosted cinnamon roll being the obvious choice. Its soft and supple base supports swirls of cinnamon and a good inch of frosting that tastes like pure, wholesome sugar. In a world of flavorless frosting disappointment, Mrs. Goodman’s delivers a sweet lid worth eating.
Move next to the cookies. It’s impossible to remember all the flavors, but M&M, butterscotch oatmeal, and oatmeal raisin all got the call. They are huge. They are soft. They are loaded with the promised additions (candy/chips/raisins). And they are just a little over a buck a piece.
Then, there is an array of personal cake options. It includes the requisite cupcakes, with cute touches such as swirly frosting and teeny buckeye toppers. Tempting, but they share the case with a triple decker Whoopie Pie. No one walks away from that. Displayed in its own personal clamshell container, the chocolate aroma smacks you in the face when the lid is lifted. There’s not a dry crumb in the house. Each layer is dewy soft and separated by a dreamy white filling.
There’s another thing in that cupcake case. It’s for the person who only likes frosting. It’s a little slice of cake, covered on all sides with frosting and sprinkles. It’s excessive in a way that makes it very much worth trying.
You can find Mrs. Goodman’s at 901 High St. in Worthington. More investigation is definitely in order.
For more information, visit mrsgoodmans.com.