Tell me there’s a new bakery, and I’m there—especially if there’s the promise of cake. Such is the case at Kim & Jake’s Cakes, a month-old Boulder spot that specializes in the pastry.

I went for a slice and left with three—plus a moon pie (which, while excellent, had more in common with a whoopie pie than the former). Owners Kim and Jake Rosenbarger bake their cakes daily, and at any given time there are five or so for the picking. With flavors as classic as carrot and as creative as strawberry margarita and dark-n-stormy, I couldn’t pick just one.

The strawberry-marg, made with fresh-squeezed lime juice and strawberry purée, was a dead-ringer for the Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant‘s cocktail (which, according to Jake, was his muse). The caramely dark-n-stormy was delightfully boozy, with a hint of ginger and a zip of lime. The liquor in both cakes managed to counter our dry-as-a-bone climate. (Mental note: Bake next cake with liquor.)

Once you find Kim & Jake’s, which is located in the back corner of a strip mall, you’ll be happy you did. We hope that the bakery will put out tables and chairs in their courtyard for better cake-eating enjoyment.

Bonus: On Wednesdays, from 5 to 6 p.m., stop by for hump-day happy hour where slices and cupcakes are a dollar off.

641 S. Broadway, Boulder, 303-499-9126

Amanda M. Faison
Amanda M. Faison
Freelance writer Amanda M. Faison spent 20 years at 5280 Magazine, 12 of those as Food Editor.