Baking at altitude is an art form on top of an art form, so it's no surprise that the carby treats found in most mountain resorts are sub-par. Happily, a new bakery in Glenwood Springs gives the ski town-bound (and potheads) a new option. Sweet ColoraDough, owned and operated by Aaron and Anne Badolato, opened on May 15, and has been packing them in ever since. The main attractions are a staggering array of doughnuts (over 120 flavors of old-fashioneds, twists, buttermilk, cake, raised, long johns, Devil's Food, glazed…) and cupcakes (coconut, Red Velvet, and chocolate-cherry, to bacon-maple to butter pecan).
There's also Danish, cinnamon rolls, the usual suspects like scones and muffins, and a wide variety of cakes and pies (triple berry to sweet potato). Oh, and there's bread- including cornbread, sourdough, pita, and stuffed sausage and cheese varieties. Need coffee? Not to worry, there's a separate coffee bar in the lively space, featuring Glenwood-based roaster, Bonfire Coffee.
Curbed Ski stopped by last week, and while packed to the gills, service was speedy and personable. While sampling every category of baked good was impossible without going into sugar shock, the doughnuts are first-rate. Whether you like them light and airy, or dense and cakey, Sweet ColoraDough does 'em right. Custom cakes and catering also available.