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Thursday
Aug022007

Cakewalks: Sweet Bakeries We've Tried in Various Cities

This list is a work in progress, detailing all of the wonderful bakeries (and profiling specific pastries) from bakeries we've visited and loved--or in some cases, trusted reviews of bakeries from sites which CakeSpy has deemed deserve a big thumbs-up.

If you'd like to contribute a bakery review, please email it (along with pictures!) to jessieoleson@gmail.com.

Alabama

Birmingham

Edgar's Old Style Bakery (from gastronomy blog)
Klinger's

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Alaska

Fairbanks

Hot Licks

Juneau

Douceur de Vivre

Seward

Ranting Raven
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Arizona

Glendale

 Vantastic

Phoenix

Barb's Bakery
Karsh's Bakery
Urban Cookies
Tammie Coe Cakes

Scottsdale

Chocolate Star Bakery
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Arkansas

Benton

Ed and Kay's

DeValls Bluff

Family Pie Shop
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California

Los Angeles:

Roundup: Cakewalk in Los Angeles

Auntie Em's
Cake Monkey
Crumbs Bake Shop
Jack N Jills
Joan's on Third
OP Cafe
Randy's Donuts
Sprinkles

Sweet Lady Jane
Vanilla Bakeshop

Orange County

Meringue Bake Shop (custom-order); interview here.

San Diego

The Cravory

Extraordinary Desserts

San Francisco / Bay Area

Cakewalk in San Francisco From Cake Gumshoe Chris
Cakewalk: A Long, Sweet Weekend in San Francisco

Arizmendi Bakery

Cako Bakery
Clairesquares
Cynically Delicious

Gelato Classico

Happy Donuts
Humphry Slocombe

Italian French Baking Company
La Boulange

La Copa Loca
La Farine
Love at First Bite
Magnolia
Miette Patisserie
Pebbles Donuts
Smitten Bake Shop (custom order only / no retail storefront)
Smitten Ice Cream
Stella Bakery

Teacake Bake Shop
Tartine (and again)

Carmel Valley / Environs

Big Sur Bakery
Carmel Bakery
Earthbound Farms
Wild Goose Bakery Cafe

Santa Cruz

The Buttery
Cafe Delmarette
Gayle's Bakery
Hoffman's
Kelly's French Bakery
Marinis
Original Sin Desserts
Pacific Cookie Company
Penny Ice Creamery

Solvang:

Danish Mill Bakery
Mortensen's Danish Bakery
Olsen's Danish Village Bakery
Solvang Bakery

 

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Colorado

Boulder

Tee and Cakes

Breckenridge

Roundup: Cakewalk in Breckenridge with Rainy Day Gal

Denver:

Roundup: Cakewalk in Denver with Cake Gumshoe Laurel

Big Fat Cupcake
Happy Cakes
Hope's Country Fresh Cookies
Lovely Confections
The Shoppe
Yum Yums

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Connecticut

Bantam

Bantam Bread Company

Danbury

Stew Leonard

Litchfield

Peaches n Cream

New Milford

The Sweet Spot

Salem

Salem Valley Ice cream

Yalesville

Neil's Donut and Bake Shop
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Delaware

 Middletown

Bing's Bakery
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District of Columbia

Baked and Wired
CakeLove
Red Velvet Cupcakery
Sticky Fingers Bakery

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Florida

Boynton Beach

Sweet Surrender

Miami
BunnieCakes (custom order, retail location coming soon!)
Michael's Kitchen
Yellow Submarine (mobile truck)

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Georgia

 Atlanta

Henri's Bakery
Highland Bakery
La Dolce Lulu (custom order)
Piece of Cake

Roswell

Alpine Bakery
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Hawaii

Leonard's (mentioned in this article)
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Idaho
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Illinois

Chicago:

Roundup: Cakewalk in Chicago

Alliance Bakery
Angel Food Bakery
Babushka Bakery
Bleeding Heart Bakery
Chimney Cakes
Floriole
La Patisserie P
Letizia's bakery
Molly's Cupcakes
More Cupcakes
Sprinkles
Sweet Mandy B's
Swirlz Cupcakes
Twisted Sister Bakery

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Indiana

Lafayette

The Yellow Bowl Bakery
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Iowa

Cakewalk in the Ames Area (includes the places mentioned below)

Center Grove Orchards
Dutch Oven Bakery

Iowa City

Deluxe Cakes and Pastries

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Kansas

Laura Little's Candies
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Kentucky
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Louisiana

New Orleans

Cafe Du Monde (mentioned in this article)
Sucre

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Maine

Fat Cat Bakery
Fields of Cake (Custom order only)
Wicked Whoopie Pies 

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Maryland

Baltimore

Cakewalk in Baltimore with Cake Gumshoe Bmoresweet
Cacao Lorenzo
Cake Love
Charm City Cupcakes
Charm City Cakes
Dangerously Delicious Pies
Louis J. Rheb
Patisserie Poupon
Perfect Cupcakes
Piedigrotta Bakery

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Massachusetts

Boston:

Cakewalk in Boston with Cake Gumshoe Phuong

Martha's Vineyard

Mini Cakewalk / Martha's Vineyard

Newburyport

Chococoa Baking Company

Eat Cake!
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Michigan

Detroit:
Just Baked

Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids Farmer's Market
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Minnesota

Minneapolis

A Baker's Wife
Cake Eater Bakery
Cocoa & Fig
French Meadow Bakery
Isles Bun & Coffee
Turtle Bread Company

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Mississippi
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Missouri

Kansas City

The Upper Crust at Pryde's Old Westport
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Montana

Bozeman

On the Rise
Sweet Pea Bakery

Missoula

Bernice's Bakery
Black Cat Bake Shop

St. Regis

St. Regis Rest Area

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Nebraska
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Nevada

Las Vegas:

Cupcake Lane
Freed's Bakery
Mad Hatter Cupcakes
Retro Bakery
Sugar's Bakery


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New Hampshire

 Canaan

Rising Flour Bakery

Portsmouth

Ceres Bakery
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New Jersey

By the Shore

Cakewalk in Bruce Springsteen Country

Freedman's Bakery
Hoffman's Ice Cream
Ocean Grove Bake Shop
Scone Pony (Spring Lake)

What's for Dessert (Spring Lake Heights)

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New Mexico

Roundup: Just about every bakery in Santa Fe

 Albuquerque

Rebel Donut

Saratori's di Tully

Pie Town

Good Pie Cafe

Pie-O-Neer Cafe

Santa Fe

Chocolate Maven

Cocopelli

Dream Cakes Gourmet Cupcakes

El Tesoro (not a bakery but homemade baked goods)

French Pastry Shop and Creperie

Jambo Cafe (not a bakery but has great dessert)

Kakawa Chocolate House

The Pantry (homemade Tres Leches!)

Revolution Bakery

Tecolote Cafe (for breakfast and pancakes)

Whoo's Donuts

 

Taos

Dragonfly Cafe

Taos Cow
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New York

New York City

Bronx

Conti's Bakery
Enrico's
Morris Park Bake Shoppe
Morrone Bakery

Brooklyn

Baked

Peter Pan Donuts
Sweet Melissa
Van Leeuwen

Manhattan

Anneliese's Pastries
Alice's tea Cup
Amy's Bread
Bee Desserts
The Best Chocolate Cake in the World
Bouchon Bakery
Butch Bakery
Carrot Top Pastries
Chokolat Patisserie
Cognac
Compres Bakery Corp.
Corner Bakery
Corrado Pastry
Cupcake Crew
Dean & Deluca
Delicious Bread House
Donut Pub
Doughnut Plant
Dylan's Candy Bar
Estrella's Bakery Corp.
Financier Patisserie
Grandaisy Bakery
Hill Country Fried Chicken
Hungarian Pastry Shop
La Dona Carmen Bakery Cafe
La Tropezienne
Levain
Le Pain Quotidien
Locanda Verde
Magnolia Bakery
Max Brenner
Momofuku Milk Bar
Mondel Chocolates
Muffins Cafe
Panaderia Las Americas
Make My Cake
Shake Shack
Silver Moon Bakery
Soutine
Stick&Pop (online only)
Tanteo Dolce
Three Tarts
Treats Truck
Two Little Red Hens
William Greenberg's
Zabar's
Zesty's (pizza place, but good zeppole)

Queens

Pleasantville

Flour & Sun
Keane's Bakery

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North Carolina

Chapel Hill

Sugarland

Charlotte

Amelie's French Bakery
Terrace Cafe

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North Dakota

Bismarck

The Donut Hole
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Ohio

 Columbus

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams (multiple locations throughout the state)
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Oklahoma
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Oregon

Albany

Rocket Queen Cupcakes (custom-order)

Azalea, OR

Heaven On Earth

Newport

The Coffee House

Portland

Cakewalk Special: 36 Hours of Sweetness in Portland, OR
Cakewalk in NW Portland

 

Crema Bakery
Cupcake Jones
Kenny & Zuke's
Mother's Bar and Bistro
Papa Haydn
Pine State Biscuits
Saint Cupcake
Voodoo Donut
Whole Foods
Willamette Valley Confectionery (online)

Seaside

Frills
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Pennsylvania

Philadelphia

Cakewalk in the Reading Terminal Market

Ants Pants Cafe
Baker Street Bread
Bredenbeck's

Brown Betty Desserts

CakeCraft (custom-order)
Deliliah's
Flying Monkey Patisserie
Metropolitan Bakery
Ms Goody Cupcake

Night Kitchen Bakery

Nook Bakery and Cafe
Tartes
Termini Bros. Bakery
Wish-Cake (custom order)

Pittsburgh

Dozen Bake Shop
Kribel's

La Gourmandine
Prantl's

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Puerto Rico
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Rhode Island
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South Carolina

Toffino's: A CakeSpy reader suggestion. Suggested sweet: the sfogliatelle!
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South Dakota

Sioux Falls

The Cookie Jar

Wall

Wall Drug
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Tennessee

 Memphis

Muddy's Bake Shop

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Texas

 Austin

24 Diner

Hey Cupcake

Holy Cacao

Sugar Mama's Bakeshop
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Utah

 Salt Lake City

My Dough Girl
Taffy Town

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Vermont

Mount Holly

A Dozen Eggs

Rutland

Gill's Deli
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Virginia

Alexandria

Buzz

Roanoke
Bubblecake Bake Shop

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Virgin Islands
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Washington

Bellingham

Mallard Ice Cream
Mount Bakery
Ralf's
Rocket Donuts
Sweet Art

Bellevue

New York Cupcakes

Cle Elum

Cle Elum Bakery

Leavenworth

The Danish Bakery
Via Dolce Gelato

Mill Creek

Frost Doughnuts

Seattle

Cakewalk in Wallingford, Seattle
Bakery Nouveau
Cafe Besalu
Columbia City Bakery
Cupcake Royale
Essential Baking Co.
Grand Central Baking Co.
Heavenly Pastry and Cakes (Special order and Farmer's markets only)
Honore
Kingfish Cafe
Macrina Bakery
Nielsen's Pastries
Old School Frozen Custard
Poppy
Snacks!
Street Treats
Trophy Cupcakes
Volunteer Park Cafe
Wink Cupcakes
Yellow Leaf Cupcake Co.

Sultan

Sultan Bakery

Vashon Island

Monkey Tree (via reader suggestion)

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West Virginia
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Wisconsin

Madison

Daisy's Cupcakes
Ella's Deli

Osseo

Norske Nook

Milwaukee

Cakewalk in Milwaukee

Alterra Coffee
C. Adams
Canfora Bakery
Fratello's
La Tarte
Lehmann's Bakery
Cafe Lulu
National Bakery
Peter Scortino's
San Angel Panaderia
Simma's Bakey

 

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Wyoming

Jackson Hole

Jackson Cake Co.

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Online Bakeries

Dough Raise Me
Sara Snacker Cookie Co.
Simply Divine Brownies
Tatte Cookies


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International

Australia

Cakewalk in Sydney
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Canada

Cakewalk in Victoria, BC

Montreal

Duc de Lorraine
Patisserie Kouign Amann
Le Fromentier
Olive + Gourmando
Cafe Myriade
Premier Moisson
Claude Postel
Cocoa Locale
Boutique Point G

Vancouver

Vancouver Roundup

A La Mode
Anna's Cake House
Butter
Chocolatas
Coco Et Olive
Granville Island Public Market
La Baguette
Lee's Donuts
Liberty Bakery
The Milk Man
Muffin Granny
Olde World Fudge
Pizza Pzazz
Roger's Chocolates
Savary Island Pie Co.
Seb's
Stuart's Bakery
Terra Breads

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Germany

Cakewalk in Berlin, Germany (Vegan and a few non-vegan choices)
Cakewalk in Munich (Oktoberfest!)
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France

Paris

Auguste Palus
Berkus
Berthillon
Cafe Angelina
Dalloyau
Hotel Cadran
Laduree
Legay Choc
Lenotre
McDonalds
Maison Julien
Pain de Sucre
Patisserie Des Reves
Pierre Herme

Levallois

Boulangerie Alain Bernard
Festival des Pains
Fougeret Henry
G Jusseaume
L'atelier des Pains
Le Grenier a pain
Maison Baillon

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Sweden

Stockholm

Cafe Saturnus
Gateau
Lux Dessert och Choklad
Per Olsson


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United Kingdom

Cakewalk in Greenwich, London

Bloomsbury

Konditor and Cook

Harrods
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the midwest needs some more cakespy loving...

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