Boutique Bakery Dreams Up Inspired Desserts
At Lincoln’s boutique bakery Goldenrod Pastries, Angela Garbacz creates show-stopping, inspired desserts that cater to any dietary need.
Angela spent time in a few Lincoln restaurant kitchens before attending the French Culinary Institute (FCI), which is now a part of the International Culinary Center in New York City. At FCI, she learned the craft of classic French pastries, which continues to have influence on her pastries today.
New York ignited Angela’s passion for the avant-garde. She loves to express her eye for the unusual with unique flavor combinations and a strikingly vivid color palette. Angela’s creations include a zucchini Bundt with quark buttercream, cardamom-ginger carrot cake with buttercream frosting and a dark chocolate vegan brownie studded with bright-pink edible flowers.
The crumbs of Goldenrod’s origins go back to 2014, when Angela started the business online. She spent time blogging and baking, and soon orders started coming in. That experience inspired her to create a place for people to sit and linger over a sweet treat.
Customers can expect to find traditional pastries, as well as treats for those with vegan and gluten-free diets. “Anyone should be able to come into Goldenrod, buy a pastry and feel like it’s the best thing they ever had,” Angela says. “I don’t think since it’s missing dairy, gluten or grains, it should taste any different. It should still taste wonderful.”
Goldenrod’s menu is seasonally driven so that the bakery can take advantage of the freshest ingredients possible. The bakery also serves Brooklyn-based Bellocq tea and sells a selection of curated gourmet items.
Angela will continue to take custom orders for special events, including weddings, baby showers and birthdays. “People are always so happy when they pick up a birthday cake—whether it’s for themselves, a friend or their husband,” she says.
—By Alexis Abel
Goldenrod Pastries, located at 3947 South 48th Street in Lincoln, is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 6pm and Saturdays from 9am to 4pm. Connect with the bakery at GoldenrodPastries.com, on Instagram (@goldenrodpastries) or on Facebook.