Lala’s Story

Our History

Our original leadership all met at The Market at Larimer Square, and following the permanent closure of The Market due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Lala’s Bakery emerged! Through the hard work of Laura Madrid and Viviana Villagrana, they were able to bring some of the original Market’s magic back to the original space on Larimer Square, newly branded as The Farmer’s Market. We hope to continue realizing our dream as a locally owned and Latina operated bakery known for our sweet eats, and our kind and thoughtful staff.

photo left to right: Viviana Villagrana, Laura Madrid, Audrey Daniels, Lauren Miler

“Having this cake, having one of the things that we had planned on, means so much to me.”

–Bevin Foley

I have to say, your Spring Fling Cake is in my top three cakes I’ve ever eaten… maybe even number one.  It was so beautiful, fresh, and yummy that I will make the drive happily if I have occasion to order another one, which I hope I will. Thank you!

–Joanne Ridenhour

When the Market closed after 42 years in business at 1445 Larimer Street, Denver lost a neighborhood gathering spot as well as an eclectic cafe for espresso drinks, sandwiches, pastries and other deli fare. But what many customers remember and miss most is the Market’s Spring Fling cake, a longstanding tradition that was part of Larimer Square nearly as long as the cafe itself.

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Are you missing the Market’s Spring Fling cake? Three former employees of the now-closed Larimer Square market-cafe-bakery are keeping Spring Fling alive, and Denverites have been eating it up. 

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