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There's always dessert at Sweet Butter Cakery

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If you've lived in Hudson for any period of time, chances are that you've enjoyed a dessert baked by Joni Garbe.

In 1981, she and her brother Gary Traeger opened the Old World Bake Shop in downtown Hudson. After selling the business nine years later, Garbe set up a professionally licensed kitchen in her home on St. Croix Street and began supplying area restaurants with desserts.


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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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