Rising prices have taken some cheer out of bakeries

EXPENSIVE INGREDIENTS: Michael Manni, owner of LaSalle Bakery Inc. in Providence, says in addition to increased shipping prices and labor costs, “everything we buy has gone up.”  
PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO
EXPENSIVE INGREDIENTS: Michael Manni, owner of LaSalle Bakery Inc. in Providence, says in addition to increased shipping prices and labor costs, “everything we buy has gone up.” 
PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO
Buying dessert for the holidays might be pricier this year, and local bakeries aren’t happy about it. Whether it’s a pastry, a butter croissant, or a chocolate cake, customers will likely be paying more because the cost of ingredients has escalated quickly. Many bakeries have had little choice but to pass at least some of…

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