Sunday, 31 March 2013
Best Oatmeal Cream Pies: Carla Bakes
Charleston City Paper Best of Issue 2013
Kelly Rae Smith | Mar 6, 2013
We don’t know about y’all, but nothing says nostalgia quite like a Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pie. We thought the good life meant clutching onto that clear plastic wrapper while sitting in grandmama’s backyard swing. That is, until we came across Carla Bakes, a mobile eatery owned by Carla Walker. She makes homemade jams and jellies and bakes up a storm for weddings, dinner events, local artist markets, and restaurants. Places like Hello My Name is BBQ can vouch for how much people love her bacon chocolate chip cookies, but she’s super famous for creating big ol’ oatmeal cream pies like you’ve never tasted before. We’re talkin’ melt-in-your-mouth, slap-your-grandmama-good. Sorry, Little Debbie.