How would you like to have a fanciful, edible marshmallow chandelier as part of your holiday decorations? This fine example of a sweet light fixture is from Back In The Day Bakery in Savannah, Georgia. I’ve been saving these photos to show you closer to the Christmas season, because I think all this baking and decorating just screams, “FESTIVE” and the accompanying cookbook Â is the perfect gift idea for just about anyone on your shopping list!
“Slow down and taste the sweet life” is the motto bakery owners Cheryl and Griff Day instill in their family owned business. The two of them are extremely friendly and I loved getting to meet them in person. Cheryl handles the edible and visual part of the business, while Griff focuses on the behind – the – scenes details (books, numbers, blah, blah, blah – Poor Griff!), but they make a great team.
The popular Southern sweet stop is a favorite with locals for fresh made delicacies early in the morning through late in the day.
Touches of sugary whimsy decorate the entire shop and give you a bit of sweetness for your eyes.
You can smell Back in the Day Bakery’s fresh baked breads several blocks away.
This cookbook was a huge success thanks to an appearance on QVC. Cheryl told me she was incredibly nervous to appear on the live show, and was in total shock when they completely sold out of the cookbooks within minutes.
The recipes are easy to follow and feature dishes inspired by Cheryl’s Grandmother who was from Alabama and taught her to cook. The gorgeous book is loaded with photographs that depict snippets of the bakery’s charming interior.
Since I appreciate both good food and beautiful antiques, imagine my excitement when I saw this photo of the coconut cake on the antique scale.
And when I was in the actual bakery, there it was, in person, minus the cake, but much larger than I had originally imagined. It was like spotting a rock star in person – an antique rock star.
Every order comes up looking like beautiful art.
Cinnamon rolls go fast and lines often form for these made-from scratch delicacies.
The old pine floors of the bakery, and froo-froo decor, combined with the heavenly aromas made my head spin. Â I understand there’s a new cookbook on the near horizon for Cheryl and Griff. Stay tuned for more, from Back in the Day . . .
I have to add this bakery to my list of places to go when I get to Savannah! Love the cookbook and I can only imagine how delicious anything here has to be.
You are right about delicious. They had a bacon “jelly” spread that was fabulous! The recipe is in the book.
Oh my goodness! What a fun place- must put it on the list for the next time I’m in Savannah! Thanks for sharing.
It’s close to most of the tourist – type things, and easy to find, so definitely go! You’ll love it.
I was there with 6 longtime girlfriends for our 60th birthday trip a year ago. It is definitely a treat to visit; even met Cheryl and Griffith…was a highlight of our trip. Plus, the food is ‘to die for’!!
What an awesome birthday trip! Good for you!
Hi Leslie Anne! This looks like my kind of place! Love the sweets – shame on me. The cover of that cookbook is so cute too! Up here there are all of these Dunkin Doughnuts ( and they aren’t very good to me ) so I need to find a good bakery like this. Probably won’t though because the South is special! 🙁 Now you are just so funny – I could see the doggy jumping up and stealing cookies! I just love you! 🙂 Thanks always for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
We just got a Dunkin Doughnuts close to us in Daphne, and there’s always a line around the building, even though this area has always been partial to Krispy Kreme style doughnuts. But a Mom and Pop type bakery can never be beat by any chain!