Community Bakery | West Little Rock | American | Dining

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West Little Rock outlet of local go-to bakery and sandwich shop.

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Price: $-$$

Serving: BLD Mon.-Sat.

Cupcakes Details

Community Bakery is known for its bread, and there's a reason for that. The cupcakes are depressingly basic. They come in chocolate and vanilla — no bells, no whistles. (Unfortunately, the plastic toothpick decor can't quite liven up this party.) We tried the vanilla. The cake was dry, and there was a hearty pile of vanilla confectioner's icing that couldn't quite compensate. As confectioner's icing goes, this was well-executed: creamy beneath a faintly crunchy exterior, not too stiff. Overall, this was an extremely forgettable cupcake — we'd give this vanilla a "C," you know, average, but a few weeks later, we purchased a chocolate to see if Community could redeem itself. The chocolate was less dry, and again, the icing was the standout. The chocolate came from a morning batch; we purchased the vanilla in the afternoon. Maybe a few extra hours in the display box are what killed it?

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  • Community Bakery owner Joe Fox dishes on his rise in the business

    Community Bakery owner Joe Fox dishes on his rise in the business

    Community Bakery, at 12th and Main streets, opened in 1947 in Rose City, but it had moved to a small storefront on South Main when Joe Fox found it in the early 1980s. Since buying it, he moved the bakery into its current space in the Cohn Building and added a second location in West Little Rock. His kitchen pumps out thousands of cookies, cakes and any other baked good you can imagine 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
    • Feb 15, 2012
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