I'm fortunately not from Southern Illinois, and one of the few bright spots in this entire area is Larry's House of Cakes. With the lack of donut/coffee shops Larry's fills the void nicely. Wonderful atmosphere, friendly service and terrific cakes and the iced sugar cookies are to die for!!! There isn't much to brag about in Southern Illinois, but Larry's House of Cakes is a breath of fresh air! Hope they stay open forever! When we finally leave Southern Illinois for good the only thing I'll miss is Larry's.
I grew up in Marion and live in Atlanta now for 18 years. My parents still live there and every time we go back, Larrys is the first place we go (after seeing the parents) My sister makes herself sick she eats so many cupcakes and I love the choc. chip cookies. Any excuse to have a cake we go to Larrys!!
Larry's cookies are the best in the world! Their cakes are wonderful too, but we go there for the cookies. We buy our cakes or cupcakes there for special occasions. The also have balloons! I love Larry's!
If this isn't the best bakery in Southern Illinois, it's darn close. Larry's has delicious cakes (especially the Italian Creme), donuts, and cookies. This is a popular stop for many in Marion, and I don't think I have ever encountered anyone with a negative thing to say about it. The cakes are always made perfectly, and are great for gatherings from weddings to child birthdays. The frosted cookies are my favorite dessert. I highly recommend this business-you won't be disappointed!