Joy Ann Cake Shop and Bakery in Richmond, Indiana

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Joy Ann Cake Shop and Bakery in Richmond, Indiana

Joy Ann Cake Shop and Bakery in Richmond, Indiana

Joy Ann Cake Shop and Bakery in Richmond, Indiana: Thumbprint Cookies

Joy Ann Bakery in Richmond, Indiana has been a part of the downtown for more than 70 years.

That’s decades of donuts, pastries, cookies, and all around goodness.

Joy Ann Bakery in Richmond, Indiana

There’s nothing better than that first step inside of an Indiana bakery and the smells of freshly baked cookies and cupcakes.

Cases held a range of cookies that included Chocolate Chip, Snickerdoodle, Smiley Faces, and Thumbprint Cookies (among others).

I was urged to give the Thumbprint Cookies a try–and wow, those are the best I had ever had. Full of poppy seeds crushed cashews and pecans, but with a blip of frosting in their centers, they are not your typical thumbprint cookie. They just melt in your mouth. Who can resist anything topped with frosting?

Richmond, Indiana Bakery

Joy Ann Cake Shop and Bakery in Richmond, Indiana

Joy Ann Cake Shop and Bakery in Richmond, Indiana Cupcakes

But a great bakery has to include more than just cookies. At Joy Ann Bakery, we discovered gorgeous cakes and super cute cupcakes. Tie-dyed cupcakes with peace signs or animals or Wizard of Oz toppers, they were certainly eye-appealing.

I’ve heard that they have absolutely delicious frosting but we didn’t taste test any of those. Next time we will make a point of it. I wish we had thought to purchase one for the road.

There’s still more goodies inside this central Indiana bakery. Cannoli and cream puffs (you know those are my favorite things) and other pastries also made the cases at Joy Ann Cake Shop and Bakery.

Everything looked so good. There’s a really nice attention to detail here. The cupcakes had such nice toppers and the items were nicely arranged. It kind of makes you want to try one of everything.

Homemade Treats in Downtown Richmond

Joy Ann Cake Shop and Bakery in Richmond, Indiana

Joy Ann Cake Shop and Bakery in Richmond, Indiana Cannoli

When hunger strikes and you need a snack, pop into Joy Ann Bakery in downtown Richmond, Indiana and see what’s baking. Just be sure to arrive earlier in the day. Bakeries tend to keep early hours and close sooner than you might think. If you are in town for a special event, like the Richmond Meltdown Festival, they do stay open later on occasion.

Make sure to add a couple of Thumbprint Cookies to your order. They are out of this world and the first thing I try to get whenever I revisit downtown Richmond.

Don’t just live in the city–explore it. I’m Jessica Nunemaker and THIS is Little Indiana.

Just don’t forget to tell them that Little Indiana sent you.

Joy Ann Cake Shop and Bakery
610 E Main Street
Richmond, Indiana 47374
765.962.1705

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Jessica Nunemaker is the Owner of Little Indiana.com. More than a website, Little Indiana is a book, "Little Indiana: Small Town Destinations" (IU Press) awarded first place in the "Best in Indiana Journalism for a Nonfiction Book" by the Indiana Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Little Indiana is also a bi-monthly newspaper column in a local paper and a PBS segment on the former Emmy award-winning program, "The Weekly Special."

3 Comments

  1. Jessica Nunemaker April 18, 2014 at 7:34 am

    Oh wow! I wouldn’t have guessed that one! Thanks!

  2. Rosemary April 12, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    There aren’t poppy seeds in the thumbprint cookies but instead crushed cashews ad pecans. 🙂

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