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Mila's European Bakery serves up goodies to keep people's spirits up

Posted at 1:30 PM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 14:30:51-04

Mila's European Bakery in Thiensville is one of the companies that has been able to keep all of its employees on staff.

During the pandemic people still want their cakes, pastries, cookies- everything to satisfy a sweet tooth.

Anna Bakalinsky's parents opened the bakery in 1981. Back then it was a smaller operation but now it has expanded to offer both retail and wholesale products.

Bakalinsky is a driven owner who tries to stay positive for her three children and her employees. She says it is important to keep everyone's spirits up.

"It's very, very important to stay busy, healthy, focused, and introduce new items to keep people busy at home and to keep spirits up."

She says her employees stick to the rules of social distancing and stay six feet apart. It keeps them safe and healthy.

Mila's offers all kinds of decorated cakes, cookies, pies and other goodies. There are also to-go kits so customers can decorate items themselves.

One item in particular is a cake that the owner was hesitant to make, but someone gave her the idea and so she decided to make it: she made a toilet paper cake.

"It's featured with a poopy cupcake," Bakalinsky chuckles. "Yes, there we go, I said it to the world, a poopy cupcake. I didn't want to, but the world made me say that."

Some tongue-in-cheek fun from Mila's European Bakery in Thiensville.

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