Take a look back with this article from September 2010.
You really can’t find a better hometown bakery than Klappenbach Bakery in Fordyce. Strong enough to anchor a town, with the power to draw visitors from states away… that’s some staying power.
Last year, there was a fire in the bakery that closed the business down for some time. Some wondered if the place would come back at all. So glad to say the bakery is going strong.
I dropped in early on an August morning for a little quality checking. I needed to make sure it was as good as it has always been. A job hazard, for sure.
My overeager attendant was already poking at me to decide what I wanted for breakfast, and I was having a hard time deciding. The blueberry danish was a no-brainer — it smelled and sounded delightful. But what else? I spotted the diminutive mini-doughnuts and was decided, trying one of each.
I was the only patron at the time and had the run of the place to myself. I chose a table in the main dining room and sat down and relaxed. I noticed the muted red and beige tones and the highway signs - those weren’t that unusual. What was strange was that every table had upon it a ceramic rabbit of some sort. Every one of them. Hm.
No, the star of the show had to be the blueberry danish. Even just slightly warmed, it was falling-apart good. There was a buttery flavor that permeated the whole thing, and I checked to make sure that butter hadn’t actually been added to the danish before it was heated. The blueberry bits had popped a bit during the cooking process and they were nice and sweet and just a tiny bit tart in balance with the icing and the buttery breaded parts of the creation. I had to restrain myself from going back and getting another 12 or so.