Baker’s Man Inc.

Chef and owner, Mark Brickman, says that making cakes is no longer just placing a picture on the top like you see at a supermarket, everything is 3D and brought up a notch. He has worked all over the country from New York to Tennessee and opened his dream bakery over 15 years ago. They can build just about anything out of cake–and make it look real, too!  770-664-9669. 1025 Nine North Dr. Suite P, Alpharetta

Cakes by Darcy

This Roswell business has been open since 2004, and owner Darcy decorates each cake by hand with the help of her team. She started working in the baking industry in the late 80s, and moved from Chicago to Atlanta to begin her own shop. Her cakes are realistic and colorfully decorated. 770-993-2253. Roswell Crossing: 625 W. Crossville Rd. #130, Roswell

Cake Hag

Maggie Sweeney, cake artist and co-owner of Cake Hag says they continue to see popularity in Disney characters such as Minions and Frozen. She grew up with a love for baking, from seeing her parents attempt to bake and following in the footsteps of her grandfather, a professional baker. Maggie and Katie (manager and head baker) use all-natural and organic sugars, flours and fruits in their cakes. 880 Glenwood Ave., Atlanta

Apple Butter Bakery

Shellane Brown, Apple Butter Bakery cake designer says most parents go all out for first birthday parties then choose more simple designs as their kids get older. Brown along with her mom and older sister have been creating cakes in Stone Mountain for several years. She also says parents have gone from choosing fondant back to buttercream as the more popular option. 678-476-0902. 5370 Stone Mountain Hwy., Stone Mountain

Piece of Cake

Piece of Cake offers some scrumptious flavors–cookies and creme, birthday cake with sprinkles and also a variety of cupcakes. With nine locations around Atlanta, you are sure to be close to one, or you can even order the layer and bundt cakes to be shipped to your house via UPS.

Mae’s Bakery

Stop by the location in Buckhead for a taste–brownies, cake pops, cookie sandwiches, cupcakes and more. Their cake design service will do custom cakes for any occasion, the portfolio even includes a garden gnome. How to order: 404-565-0938. 2770 Lenox Rd., Ste. B-4, Atlanta.

Henri’s Bakery & Cafe

You can find some yummy eats at Henri’s, even fresh sandwiches, soups and salads in the deli. Henri’s Bakery offers French pastries, cupcakes, cookies and pies, along with cakes. Choose from sheet cakes or fancy layer cakes (think German chocolate, Italian Creme and more). How to order: Buckhead, 404-237-0202 and Sandy Springs, 404-256-7934.

Sweet Hut Bakery and Café

For a true Asian dessert experience, this bakery has everything from bakery goods to bubble teas, and artfully-crafted cakes. They take custom orders, or you can choose from the delicious cake menu with choices such as chocolate mousse and mocha walnut cake. Five Atlanta locations.

Sugar Benders Cafe & Bakery

Kids’ cake designs include Star Wars, Dr. Seuss, animal theme, Peppa Pig and more. They also offer cupcakes and bakery items such as brownies and cupcakes. How to order: 678-402-8588. 255 Village Pkwy., Suite 240A, Marietta.

– Teresa Farkas

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