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The 50 Best Black-Owned Bakeries In The U.S.

By DeAnna Taylor

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Every now and then, we get a craving for something sweet. If you are looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, check out our list of the best black owned bakeries across the Unites States.

Alabama

Emily’s Heirloom Pound Cakes (Hoover): This bakery started from a family fundraising idea and has now been tasted all over the world.

K&Js Elegant Pastries: Located in Alabaster, this custom cake shop specializes in custom cakes for all occasions. They offer many other sweet treats such as cupcakes, pastries, cookies.

Who Doesn’t Like Cake: Locally owned and operated, in Birmingham.

Cake Mama’s Dessert Bar: A self taught baker in the Mobile area.

Photo courtesy of Cake Mama’s Dessert Bar

Arizona

Sugar Jam Bake Shop and Bistro: Dumas created this bakery after making one of the best sugar cookies her friends had tasted.

Arkansas

Brown Sugar Bake Shop: Brown Sugar Bakeshop is a Vintage-Inspired, Gourmet Mod Dessert Brand founded in 2009 in Little Rock, AR.

California

Pie Tisserie: This pie shop is located in Oakland and features pies such as ginger lemon and pumpkin chocolate. You can even compose a pie.

Big Man Bakes: The motto of the Los Angeles bakery is “fresh, moist, fantastic cupcakes.”

27th Street Bakery Shop: This family owned bakery is the largest manufacturer of sweet potato pies on the west coast.

Delaware

Monty’s Neighborhood Snacks: This one man show features everything from cupcakes, cobblers, and cakes.

Florida

The Butter Creamery: This sweets boutique is located in Sunrise Florida and specializes in authentic Southern flavors with gourmet flair. They create designer cakes, cupcakes and sweet treat for any event.

Exquisite Kreations: A custom desserts bakery conveniently located in Miramar, Florida (close to both Miami-Dade and Broward County).

Photo courtesy of Exquisite Kreations

Georgia

Cami Cakes: This is probably Atlanta’s most famous black owned bakery, with 7 locations to choose from.

Kupcakerie: The premiere place to get cupcakes for any occasion. Cupcake names include: Sorta Skinny Mint, Hot and Bothered, as well as Malibu’s Most Wanted.

Illinois

Abundance Bakery: This bakery has been serving the Chicago area since 1990. It is famous for its upside down caramel cupcakes.

Justice of the Pies: Specializing in sweet and savory pies, quiches, and tarts.

Brown Sugar Bakery: Stephanie Hart opened Brown Sugar Bakery in 2004 and from then on she has developed a client base that appreciate the love they taste in her cakes.

Photo courtesy of Brown Sugar Bakery Chicago

Indiana

Angel Cakes: Angela Dowell-Lott began cooking at an early age due to severe food allergies. Her cake shop has grown and features elegant specialty cakes and more.

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Louisiana

Bliss Patisserie: An independently owned and run family bake shop that also has a drive through.

Elisa’s Cake By the Pound: This NOLA baker got her start after creating her daughter’s 4th birthday cake.

Cupcake Junkie: This Baton Rouge bakery was started by Robyn Selders and specializes in…cupcakes.

One Skinny Baker: Specializing in custom made candy apples and other sweet treats.

Maryland

Sugar Vault Desserts and Bakery: A retail bakery located in the arts district of Hyattsville serving homemade desserts.

Basket Treats: Established in 2009, Basket Treats by Alexis Streets, LLC is your choice for unique gourmet treats, table artistry.

Massachusetts

Petsi Pies: Petsi Pies (pronounced “peet-see”) an indie bakery and coffee bar serving up handmade pies and pastries in Somerville, Massachusetts since 2003.

Missouri

Sweet Fixx: Located at 4420 Manchester Ave “The Grove” in St. Louis.

SweetArt Bake Shop: This family-owned bakeshop, cafe, and art studio is located in St. Louis. Featuring bars, cakes, cookies, and pies.

Photo courtesy of SweetArt

Montana

The Sassy Biscuit: While this is a bruncherie, it offers many homemade baked goods as well.

Nevada

Simply Marvelous Creations: This brand was born out of  passion and love for food and the willingness to brighten people’s lives with ambrosial desserts.

New Jersey

Pink Cupcakes: Located in West Orange, this bakery offers specialized cakes, cupcakes, and other bakes goods.

New York

Lee Lee’s Baked Goods: Alvin Lee Smalls (known affectionately in the Village of Harlem as Lee-Lee or Mr. Lee) has a passion for baking better-than-store bought goodies.

Sydney Sweets: Delicious cakes and sweets that are said to take your breath away.

Cake Boi Shop: This Brooklyn baker has been whipping up cakes since he was a kid.

Photo courtesy of Cake Boi shop

North Carolina

The Sweetest Thing: A scratch made bakery and mobile catering service based in Charlotte.

Cake Makin Sisters: These baking sisters were featured on the Steve Harvey show.

Honey Butter Bakery: Based in Charlotte, this baker uses local ingredients and unbleached flours to create her desserts.

Photo courtesy of Honey Butter bakery

Ohio

2 Sweet T’s: An in-home baking company ran by a mother-daughter team.

Pennsylvania

Cakes By Denise: For over 25-years, this business has been serving the Philadelphia area.

Cakery Square: Located in Homestead, PA this cake shop focuses on fondant cakes and homemade baked goods.

South Carolina

Love Decadent Eats: This Charleston based catering company features main dishes as well as sweet treats.

Gardenia’s Custom Cakes: Chef Desmond Pringle founded this bakery in 2009. He gets his passion for baking from his grandmother and his artistic flair from his mother.

Photo courtesy of Gardenia’s Custom Cakes

Tennessee

The Cupcake Collection: This family run baking company makes everything from scratch. They are expanding into New Orleans as well.

Texas

Cake Bar: Featuring 16 different made from scratch cakes, a variety of pound cakes, quick breads, cookies, and ice cream.

Cupcake Kitchen: This Houston based bakery offers custom cupcakes with over 20 varieties.

Cake Xscpe: Located in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area.

Photo courtesy of Cake Xscape

 

Virginia

The Rustic Tart: Featuring hits like coconut custard pie, key lime chess pie, and chocolate pie. Located in Norfolk, VA.

Jo’s Cupcake Creations: Making homemade cupcakes, chocolate covered strawberries, Oreos, and pretzels.

Wisconsin

Treats by Bernadette: Treats by Bernadette is home to your classic desserts and gourmet treats – all made from scratch.

Curtis and Cake: An artisan baker serving Madison and Milwaukee who makes bespoke wedding and celebration cakes

Washington, D.C.

The Sweet Lobby: The Sweet Lobby owner, Dr. Winnette McIntosh Ambrose is an engineer who balances her work in the area of vision research with owning and operating The Sweet Lobby. Within months of opening, Winnette won Food Network’s vastly popular show, Cupcake Wars.

Uprising Muffin Company: This catering company bakes each muffin on the day that it is delivered.

Photo courtesy of Uprising Muffins

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DeAnna Taylor is a criminal defense Attorney turned travel blogger, author, and writer. While Charlotte, NC (her hometown) is her base, she's always somewhere on a plane. Catch her on IG: @brokeandabroadlife.

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