• Jan Daum

18 Carrot Bakery Strikes Gold On The Square

One of the most magical things about living near a place as beautiful and untouched as Georgetown on the Square is being able to enjoy the local small-town feel. This atmosphere attracts a special kind of shop with its own special history. And the new 18 Carrot Bakery brings a whole lot of history and even more flavor to our beloved town square.

Shari Cahill’s 18 Carrot Bakery shares generations of family baking experience, bringing recipes from her mother and grandmother to life day after day. Her magnificent creations are made from organic, pure ingredients, and baked from scratch on site each day. You can enjoy breads, cakes, cheesecakes, cupcakes, rolls, and other delights. There are even gluten free, and vegan options! All cakes, pies, and cheesecakes are sold by the slice. You can special order whole cakes and pies, however.








And have you ever heard of Texas Baklava? Made with pecans and local honey, this is a new regional treat you’re sure never to forget and want for more!











If sweets aren’t your thing, there are plenty of artisan breads to choose from. Also offered are delicious dinner rolls! You’ll have to call that order in fast if you want any for Christmas, though. They sell out quickly.









If you’re out for a lazy Sunday wandering the shops around the Square, hit the bakery early for their enormous, sublime cinnamon rolls! They are only made on Sundays, and they sell out fast as well! I can attest that the carrot cake here is quite likely the best tasting carrot cake in the entire world!



And take the time to peruse the stunning selection of olive wood serving platters, appetizer trays, forks, and more! You may well find yourself getting a good bit of Christmas shopping done here.







They also offer beer tastings! In fact, they have a beer tasting on December 12th that is sure to be a fun time! And you’ll also find a carefully curated selection of wines (most notably a spectacular Sauv Blanc from Marlborough region).











Sometimes you hear “when you’re here, you’re family” when you visit a local business, but this one really brings that home. (Pun intended). Shari and her staff greet you warmly and make your visit feel like you’ve just come home.











Bringing her family kitchen to her store is important to her, as evidenced by stunning vintage photos of her mother and grandmother displayed proudly behind the counter.










There is also a charming bit of nostalgia in her display of cookie cutters from her mother's and grandmother’s collection. It’s wonderful to have a taste of this depth of family love and history.







Shari’s passion for bringing something special to Georgetown Square is evident in every part of her beautiful store.

*Video lovingly taken by Shari Cahill and shared with permission.


If you are visiting the Square this holiday season, take the time to visit 18 Carrot Bakery! Your taste buds and inner child will be so glad you did!


18 Carrot Bakery is located at 710 South Austin Ave, directly across the street from the courthouse.


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