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“Cake and donuts pies as well”
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J B Bakery
Ranked #1 of 2 Dessert in Burlington
Price range: US$0 - US$5
Cuisines: Deli
Description: Our Story JB Bakery began as a bagel and bread shop in 1952. Over time, ownership passed from family to family, and the product line increased. Thirteen years ago, Burlington native Stephen Simon purchased JB and made it what it is today: a local landmark and dessert lover’s paradise that is regularly voted one of Burlington County’s best bakeries. Although JB may have originally stood for “John and Bill” — the bakery’s founders — Mr. Simon sees it as “Always Just Baked” because it operates 24 hours a day to produce fresh-baked products. At JB, professional bakers and pastry chefs employ traditional methods to perfect the art of dessert-making. They use scratch mixes and high-quality ingredients free of preservatives and imitation flavors, with the human element involved from creation to consumption. The bakery offers hard-to-find specialties from all over the world, holiday delicacies, seasonal specials, fresh bread and rolls, a coffee bar, and exceptional service. The chefs design custom cakes for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, Sweet 16s, Bar and Bat Mitzvah, holidays, reunions, and many other occasions; by establishing relationships with customers and listening to their ideas, JB’s all-star staff turns cake dreams into reality. Through the years, JB has become a Burlington County landmark. It is annually featured in the local news, and people visit from out-of-state to tour the facility and taste the sweets. Guests cherish walking in and experiencing the rich aroma that is unique to real, old-fashioned bakeries. A few years ago, JB gained fame for introducing its ever-popular “Whale Cookie,” a sugary delight inspired by the brave beluga that swam the Delaware River. The bakery was especially honored to host Food Network Chef Robert Irvine for an episode of Dinner Impossible — entitled “Nightshift: Impossible” — during which Irvine used JB’s old-world techniques and machinery to pull a culinary all-nighter. Above all, JB is a family bakery and a part of the local community. Generations have come to regard it as “their” bakery, and it is common for people who grew up with JB birthday cakes to feature JB at their weddings as well. It is the official bakery of Burlington’s Wood Street Fair and supports other local events such as Festival of Lights, Bike Night, and the car show. JB frequently makes gift and product donations to local organizations and fundraising efforts, and it creates jobs for community members.
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Description: Our Story JB Bakery began as a bagel and bread shop in 1952. Over time, ownership passed from family to family, and the product line increased. Thirteen years ago, Burlington native Stephen Simon purchased JB and made it what it is today: a local landmark and dessert lover’s paradise that is regularly voted one of Burlington County’s best bakeries. Although JB may have originally stood for “John and Bill” — the bakery’s founders — Mr. Simon sees it as “Always Just Baked” because it operates 24 hours a day to produce fresh-baked products. At JB, professional bakers and pastry chefs employ traditional methods to perfect the art of dessert-making. They use scratch mixes and high-quality ingredients free of preservatives and imitation flavors, with the human element involved from creation to consumption. The bakery offers hard-to-find specialties from all over the world, holiday delicacies, seasonal specials, fresh bread and rolls, a coffee bar, and exceptional service. The chefs design custom cakes for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, Sweet 16s, Bar and Bat Mitzvah, holidays, reunions, and many other occasions; by establishing relationships with customers and listening to their ideas, JB’s all-star staff turns cake dreams into reality. Through the years, JB has become a Burlington County landmark. It is annually featured in the local news, and people visit from out-of-state to tour the facility and taste the sweets. Guests cherish walking in and experiencing the rich aroma that is unique to real, old-fashioned bakeries. A few years ago, JB gained fame for introducing its ever-popular “Whale Cookie,” a sugary delight inspired by the brave beluga that swam the Delaware River. The bakery was especially honored to host Food Network Chef Robert Irvine for an episode of Dinner Impossible — entitled “Nightshift: Impossible” — during which Irvine used JB’s old-world techniques and machinery to pull a culinary all-nighter. Above all, JB is a family bakery and a part of the local community. Generations have come to regard it as “their” bakery, and it is common for people who grew up with JB birthday cakes to feature JB at their weddings as well. It is the official bakery of Burlington’s Wood Street Fair and supports other local events such as Festival of Lights, Bike Night, and the car show. JB frequently makes gift and product donations to local organizations and fundraising efforts, and it creates jobs for community members.
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Peach pie is the best best best!!! Love love love. Cream filled donuts, chocolate covered as well. I'm not a cookie person here. The birthday cakes are incredible and icing is super sweet if that is what you like. My friends and I do. Although I like vegan Cookies this is the place to come for all of my friends. On the above mentioned products you won't go wrong.

Thank citrusgirl3
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

You might not realize it from the plain brick facade, but JB could easily hang with any of those fancy cake-makers on TV.

Most people stop in for their amazing donuts (the icing is made with fresh, simple ingredients, not the gummy preservative mess you find at the donut chains) or their big moist muffins, and that's great for day-to-day stuff, but their cakes are really special.

Ms. Betty is a wizard at creating whatever you want in a special-occasion cake. Don't expect it to be cheap -- if you want an inexpensive sheet cake for your coworker's retirement party or baby shower, she can do that as well as any grocery store, but if you want something like you'd see on Cake Boss or Ace of Cakes, remember that you're paying for a lot of extra work and better quality ingredients. If price is a concern, make it clear up front so that she can work within your means.

I'll be honest: That's not how I do things myself. When I'm ordering a show-stopping cake for a special occasion, I have something in mind, and I'm prepared to pay for the effort to make it come out the way I want it. I can also tell you, having lived and worked a few blocks from Ace of Cakes in Baltimore, JB's rates for these masterworkds are incredibly reasonable compared to their big-city counterparts.

I also go all-out for my younger son's birthday. I learned from my older son, now 22, that children only give you a few birthdays before they prefer to spend them with their friends. While the little one is letting me, when he agrees to a party (sometimes, he already prefers to go somewhere instead of holding a party), I want a special cake for that event.

For a party at Sarah Sams, Ms. Betty created a huge 3-dimensional pyramid for our "Rock the Casbah" theme. It was about 2-feet wide and 2-feet tall and took 2 people to carry it.

For a Star Wars-themed birthday party, Ms. Betty made us an edible Millennium Falcon that was about 18" in diameter and detailed will all the little panels and dents of Han Solo's ship.

For an Indiana Jones birthday at Rainforest Cafe, I convinced Ms. Betty to make a life-sized coiled albino python cake. ("It had to be snakes.") She added edible printed photos of Indy and his adventures around the base as an added touch! (Sorry, but I don't have a handy photo of that one -- you'll need to ask Ms. Betty to see it.)

For a Japanese-inspired party at a hibachi restaurant, Ms. Betty really outdid herself, in my opinion. I found a photo of a crazy life-sized octopus cake that seemed perfect for our theme, and she totally nailed it. Honestly, no one probably needs THAT much cake, but we were able to share with the entire restaurant and staff and still gave them a huge section of cake to take home to their families. My son's friends didn't need to take slices of the octopus home because Ms. Betty also created cupcakes that looked like sushi for them to take home in Asian "take-out" containers. Amazing work.

Seriously, Cake Boss has nothing on JB if you need a work of art to showcase at your next special event.

Thank LisaT08055
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Donuts, cakes, pepperoni bread, pizza...it doesn't matter. I have never been disappointed by JB Bakery

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Thank GBogs
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

I have been stopping here just about every time I pass it, especially on one of my bicycle jaunts. There just is not a better bakery in the area, and I am including just about all of south Jersey and Eastern PA. Their donuts are excellent (my benchmark) cookies and Danish amazing. The butter cake is over the top scrumptious. Coffee way better than the swill you get at W*w* or DD. Prices are like 1980s, really. Boy, if the Federal Reserve ever found out.......

Thank wilburthebud
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I left super satisfied. Spent a little bit of money for ALOT of goodies!!!!

My sister always orders cakes from here and they are always yummy!

Thank Sherrie Y
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