Driving for Dessert: The Rolling Pin Bakery & Cafe in Weyburn

Nestled in the southern city of Weyburn, there’s a bakery where the display cases are always stocked with beautifully decorated cakes, cupcakes and pastries. Opened in 2019, The Rolling Pin Bakery & Cafe offers baked goodies, coffee and a light lunch menu, in addition to custom dessert and cake options. 

The Rolling Pin was originally opened by Annika Enslin, who grew up in Germany and learned the secrets of the trade from family members at their family-run bakery. When she opened the Rolling Pin, the menu focused on freshly made German breads and baked goods, like pretzel buns and apple strudel. In 2021, current owner Anie Alpuerto took over the business, and brings a similar passion for baking to the table.

The Rolling Pin Bakery & Cafe in Weyburn
Photo by The Rolling Pin

“Baking helps me to express myself. It’s very fulfilling when I see a smile on [someone’s] face when they taste my cakes,” she said, noting that she especially loves cake decorating.

Popular favourites at the Rolling Pin include cheesecakes – try the coconut cheesecake, blueberry cheesecake or seasonal flavours, like Mini Egg cheesecake – and cakes, which are always decorated with pretty details and colours. The pistachio cake is a particular customer favourite, but other flavours include vanilla strawberry and chocolate hazelnut. When Alpuerto took over the business, she also expanded by adding custom cakes to the menu, which are especially popular locally for birthdays and events. 

The Rolling Pin Bakery & Cafe in Weyburn
Photo by The Rolling Pin

In addition to the dessert offerings, the Rolling Pin’s lunch menu features soups, sandwiches and rotating specials like perogies and the signature crispy chicken wrap. Soups like borscht, cream of broccoli and creamy tortellini are the perfect side to freshly baked bread, pretzel buns or sandwiches. 

The Rolling Pin Bakery & Cafe in Weyburn
Photo by The Rolling Pin

Born in the Philippines, Alpuerto has also added some Filipino dishes to the lunch menu, which have become new favourites too. “I added the Pancit, which is stir-fry noodles and one of the most popular noodle dishes in the Philippines. We serve it here with pork spring rolls and Pandesal, which are Filipino bread rolls,” she said. “We also added a famous breakfast dish from the Philippines – Tapsilog – which has beef, fried rice and egg.” With plenty of options, there’s sure to be something for everyone at the Rolling Pin, whether you visit for dessert or lunch – or both!

Make it a day trip 

Turn dessert at The Rolling Pin into a day trip or a weekend and explore what the Weyburn area has to offer.

Where to stay

Weyburn has several hotel options, including the Canalta Hotel Weyburn and the Microtel Inn & Suites. There’s also the Ramada Hotel Weyburn, which features a pool and waterslide.  

What to see/do

To continue your Weyburn food tour, visit Welsh Kitchen, which is a popular spot for baked goods and lunch, including soups and sandwiches served on freshly baked bread. It also serves all-day breakfast, featuring omelettes, pancakes, breakfast sandwiches and more. Just a short walk from Welsh Kitchen is The General Store – Weyburn, which sells artisan goods made in Saskatchewan. It has everything from jewelry and home décor to canned goods and honey. Weyburn is also home to Bandits Distilling, where you can pick up locally distilled moonshine, gin and vodka. Prior to the pandemic, the distillery also offered tours and tastings, so call ahead for more information on current in-person activities. 

Welsh Kitchen in Weyburn
Photo by Kendra Sutherland

Bonus points

Weyburn’s River Park is a beautiful spot, located right next to the River Park Municipal Campground. Home to picnic and barbecue sites, a spray park and disk golf course, River Park is the perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon. In addition, the park is the starting point for the Tatagwa Parkway Trail System, which features 8.5 km of walking and biking paths that weave throughout the city.

The Rolling Pin Bakery & Cafe is located at 316 Souris Avenue in Weyburn, SK. For more information and hours, visit Facebook. The Rolling Pin and one of its recipes will also be featured in Naomi Hansen’s forthcoming book, Only in Saskatchewan: Recipes & Stories from the Province’s Best-loved Eateries. Visit www.naomihansen.ca for more information.


Author: Naomi Hansen

Naomi Hansen is a writer and editor based in Saskatoon, SK. She is the author of the forthcoming book Only in Saskatchewan: Recipes & Stories from the Province’s Best-loved Eateries, which will be published by TouchWood Editions in April 2022. Find her on Instagram @onlyinsaskatchewan, Twitter @naomihansen_ or at www.naomihansen.ca