Georgia Magazine - December 2020 - 16

Satisfy your sweet tooth
During the holidays and
throughout the year,
Georgia's family bakeries
rise to the occasion

Agan's Bakery is a Cartersville institution,
opened by Pledger and Maulsie Agan in 1961. In
1982, their son Jimmy took over and moved the
bakery to its current location on Main Street in
historic downtown Cartersville. In 2009, Jimmy Agan's daughter
Abbey entered into a partnership with her dad, and in 2013
she became full owner when he passed away.
Growing up in her grandparents' bakery and working
with her dad enabled Agan to learn the business " from top to
bottom, " she says. " I feel like it's a very positive thing that I'm

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Agan's Bakery, Cartersville

Above: " I enjoy helping people
celebrate positive things in their
lives, " says Abbey Agan, owner
of Agan's Bakery in Cartersville.
Right: During the holiday season,
Christmas-themed cookies are popular
at Agan's Bakery.

AP

he holidays are filled with magnificent
scents. Among the most enticing are the
aromas of pastries, pies, cakes and breads
that flood the senses and evoke powerful memories
of holidays past when you enter a family bakery.
Buying from a bakery is a great way to serve the
finest to family and friends. Here are a few of the
many family-owned bakeries in Georgia that offer
delectable treats fresh from the oven.

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carrying on a family tradition that's been in Cartersville for such
a long time. People will come in and they'll tell me stories about
my grandmother. "
Agan's younger sister, Mandy, also helps out at the bakery.
The wide range of bakery items they offer includes chocolate
drop cookies, yeast dinner rolls, German-chocolate brownies,
key lime pie and fruitcake. facebook.com/agansbakery

Apple-Butter Bakery, Stone Mountain

CHRISTINA KWAN

APPLEBUTTER BAKERY

" When you get items from Apple-Butter Bakery, you know
they're going to be good; you know how they're going to taste, "
says Erica Houston-Pickett, who operates the Stone Mountain
business with her sister Shellane Brown and their mother,
Veronica Pickett.
Apple-Butter Bakery specializes in custom cakes, especially
wedding cakes. Other baked goods include cookies, brownies,
pies and muffins. The bakery also

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Georgia Magazine

December 2020

Far left: From left, Erica HoustonPickett, Shellane Brown and Veronica
Pickett opened Apple-Butter Bakery
in Stone Mountain in 2013.
Left: The bakery makes its own
version of bûche de Noël, a French
Christmas dessert.

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