Garbo's Pizzeria Owner Laine Scholz Talks Making Cake

A new array of desserts graces the menu at Garbo's Pizzeria.

By Tessa Cooper

Jul 2024

Photo by Brandon AlmsOne of Laine's creations includes a chocolate strawberry cake topped with a chocolate ganache. Purchase Photo

When owner Laine Scholz casually set out her first layered cake on display at Garbo’s Pizzeria (2101 W. Chesterfield St., Springfield), she approached it as an experiment to see if any slices would even sell. And sell they did, so much so that her baked goods quickly rose to a best seller status at the pizza joint and she now also offers them as custom orders. Scholz, who learned to bake cakes from her grandmother, loves experimenting with creative new flavors on a weekly rotating basis. On any given day, you might have a slice of chocolate raspberry topped with ganache, coffee toffee crunch or blueberry lemon cake waiting for you on the other end of your meal. Scholz also occasionally doles out other rich desserts, like chocolate blueberry cheesecake and tiramisu with housemade ladyfingers. We say keep the confections coming.

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