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10 Favorite Bakeries in Atlanta

Our favorite Atlanta bakeries creating custom cakes, custom decorated sugar cookies, custom cupcakes, cake pops, and more to sweeten the big day.
By Jessica Vicars

The Ultimate Guide to Bakeries in Atlanta for Kids' Birthday Parties

Every kid’s birthday party needs amazing sweets - which is why parents are always looking for just the right bakeries in Atlanta! A custom, themed cake creates the perfect birthday party centerpiece for cherished moments, blowing out candles, and making wishes. Many kids’ birthday parties around Atlanta are even featuring an assortment of themed, baked goods – from themed custom cake pops, to perfectly designed custom sugar cookies. Cakesicles are making an entrance and cake pops and cupcakes will always be a fan fave for kiddos.

There are many incredible bakeries in Atlanta, creating custom cakes, custom decorated sugar cookies, custom cupcakes and more to sweeten the big day for our birthday girls and birthday boys. But sometimes, it can be hard to choose just the right one. And, when you have allergies to consider it becomes even harder. So, we’ve got you covered!

Here are our 10 Favorite Atlanta Bakeries for Kids’ Birthday Parties – complete with details about baked goods offered, locations, and allergy-friendly options. And of course, some fun and inspiring stories along the way.

(No, they are not ranked! Just alphabetical order.)

Butterfly Bakes

Laura Luk launched Butterfly Bakes in 2020 after she started making decorated sugar cookies and was immediately hooked! “I needed more opportunities to make cookies, so I started a business. I absolutely love what I do!” Laura told us.  

Butterfly Bakes specializes in beautiful and delicious custom cookies. “I really love to take my clients’ ideas and turn them into the most amazing edible art for their special occasions,” shared Laura.  Her cookies are so fabulous they are often the talk of the party! 

Items Offered:

  • Custom Decorated Sugar Cookies

Pick-Up Only

Pick-Up Location: North Buckhead

Cassie Cakes

At Cassie Cakes, owners Cassie & William Illg offer cakes, cookies, cake pops, cupcakes, cakesicles, and more! Cassie worked in bakeries for 20 years, and in 2017 finally decided to take all the knowledge she had learned from each location and launch a business of her own. Order amazing custom treats or stop by their store in Cumming for grab-and-go baked goods.

“Our customers aren't just customers, they become family to us and we cherish being able to be a part of each of their celebrations year after year,” shared Cassie.

Items Offered:

  • Cakes / Custom Cakes
  • Cakesicles
  • Cake pops
  • Cookies
  • Cupcakes
  • Additional bakery items: Brownies, muffins, scones & more!

Allergy-Friendly Options: Gluten free, dairy free, nut free, and sugar free

Offers Delivery & Pick-Up

Pick-Up Location: Cassie Cakes store in Cumming

 

Emily’s Cookieverse

Emily Moore, Owner at Emily’s Cookieverse, took a sugar cookie decorating class with her husband for Valentine’s Day in 2020. “Then, the pandemic hit and I had nothing to do!” Emily shared, “So I just kept making cookies and sending then to friends and family! I eventually had friends and family ask to purchase them and that’s how my business was born.”

Emily’s Cookieverse offers custom decorated sugar cookies for kids’ birthday parties across Atlanta, Northwest Atlanta, and surrounding areas, including Brookhaven, Buckhead, Chamblee, Doraville, Sandy Springs, and Tucker. And – she even offers cookie decorating classes that are perfect for birthday parties and events for kids and adults of all ages!

Items Offered:

  • Custom Decorated Sugar Cookies

Allergy-Friendly Options: Nut free, gluten free 

Pick-Up Only

Pick-Up Location: Shallowford NE and Briarcliff 

 

It’s a Sweet Life Bakery

Amie Pagan always loved cake decorating after learning as a young girl. When the economy crashed in 2008, she started a home business to make some extra money. And then – it took off! Now, she has even opened a bakery storefront in Alpharetta, in the new shopping and entertainment district at Halcyon.

“We pride ourselves on creating edible works of art that are not only beautiful, but also taste amazing,” shared Amie. It’s a Sweet Life Bakery offers cakes, custom cakes, custom cookies, giant cookies (chocolate chip and other flavors!), cake pops, chocolate dipped Oreos, macarons, jar cakes, cannolis, cupcakes, and more. She has created many stunning cakes for kids’ birthday parties; Amie and her team can bring to life just about any theme for your birthday party or event.

Check out their bakery in Halcyon to see and try some of their amazing baked treats!

Items Offered:

  • Cakes / Custom Cakes
  • Custom Decorated Sugar Cookies
  • Giant cookies
  • Cake pops
  • Chocolate Dipped Oreos
  • Macarons
  • Jar Cakes
  • Canolli
  • Cupcakes

Allergy-Friendly Options: Dairy free, vegan, gluten free and nut free

Delivery & Pick-Up

Pick-Up Location: It’s a Sweet Life Bakery at Halcyon Marketplace

 

Last Crumb Cakery

Nicki Hubbard, Owner, Last Crumb Cakery was born and raised in Georgia. “I grew up on all things southern, including butter, gravy, and cream cheese frosting, shared Nicki. “As I grew older, I came to appreciate the lighter side of life. Now, I feel equally passionate about health and fitness as I do about cake. I believe there's always a place for cake in life, though, and making my daughters’ birthday cakes each year moved from a hobby to a passion. That’s how Last Crumb was born!”

Nicki loves unique flavor combinations. “While I sell a ton of vanilla and chocolate, you won’t be surprised to see pistachio with goat cheese and cherries or pumpkin with orange caramel and brown butter frosting. I like cake to be indulgent. We don’t eat it everyday; it should be special. Whether it’s flavor profile, texture, or decor, I enjoy making cake into art and an experience.”

Last Crumb Cakery, a bakery in Atlanta, creates custom cakes for birthdays and events that fit just about any theme. Recent custom cake themes for kids’ birthday parties have included a Paw Patrol cake, Spiderman cake, mermaid cake, and even a video game cake.

Items Offered:

  • Cakes / Custom Cakes
  • Cakesickles
  • Cupcakes
  • Macarons

Allergy-Friendly Options: Dairy free, gluten free, and nut free options (I married into a family of many with celiac, so I’ve gotten very comfortable making sweet treats safe for everyone to consume!)

Delivery & Pick-Up

Pick-Up Location: Alpharetta

 

Pretty Baked

Rebekah Mitchell started her career working local farmers markets, selling peaches for a friend.

“Always being around people, fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, food, and more inspired me to see what I could create. I began making peach and apple hand pies leftover from the apples and peaches I was selling for my friend, to see if they were good enough to sell for myself - and they were!” And then, a baking business was born.

Now, Pretty Baked, offers custom decorated sugar cookies for kids’ birthday parties and other events all over Atlanta!

Rebekah puts so much work into customer service and attention to detail, asking a lot of questions, to deliver just the right fit for the birthday boy, birthday girl, or event theme. Also – these are not just sugar cookies, her cookies are more like shortbread.

Items Offered:

  • Custom Decorated Sugar Cookies

Allergy-Friendly Options: Nut free

Delivery (where available) & Pick-Up

Pick-Up Location: East Roswell, off Holcomb Bridge Road & 400

 

P.S. Sweets

Gretchen Norman worked in hotels, including Kiawah Island Resort, Ritz Carlton Atlanta, and Chateau Elan as a pastry chef. “Once I had kids, I became a stay-at-home mom and when they were a little older, I went back into the workforce. After a while, I wanted to be more available for my kids but still contribute, so I opened P.S. Sweets,” shared Gretchen.

P.S. Sweets is known for their custom decorated sugar cookies, but they also offer many customizable options on their website. A unique option for customers, the customizable dessert options are offered at a slightly lower price point than the fully custom options. “We aim to offer trendy dessert options to make it easier for the busy parent,” noted Gretchen. Their website offers so many easy-to-order cookies for kids’ birthday parties in Atlanta, with themes such as unicorns and rainbow birthday cookies, mermaid birthday cookies, astronaut outer space cookies, dinosaur cookies, and cowgirl cookies.

Items Offered:

  • Cakesicles
  • Cupcakes
  • Custom Decorated Sugar Cookies
  • Macarons

Delivery & Pick-Up

Pick-Up Location: Dacula

Service Area: Gwinnett, Dekalb, Fulton, Clayton, Forsyth, Cobb, Jackson, Walton, Barrow, and Hall Counties

 

Sam & June’s Bake Shoppe

Amanda Johnson has always loved baking! Both of her kids have food allergies so making sweets for them was always a must. “We don’t have the luxury of going to the store to get cakes and cupcakes for birthdays, holidays, school celebrations or any day a sweet craving hit! I always thought it would be amazing to have a bakery in Atlanta for kids like mine,” shared Amanda.

In 2021, Amanda obtained her home cottage bakery license so she could bake and sell from home, launching Sam & June’s Bake Shoppe. “It was perfect! Now, I can make cakes, cookies and all sorts of goodies for those with food allergies!”

All the desserts at Sam & June’s Bake Shoppe are dairy, egg, peanut, and tree nut free. However, many customers do not have any food allergies and continue to come back again and again – because they know good dessert when they find it!

Items Offered:

  • Cakes / Custom Cakes
  • Cookies
  • Cookie cakes
  • Cupcakes
  • Custom decorated sugar cookies
  • Other requests (Cinnamon rolls, king cakes, etc.)

Allergy-Friendly Options: Dairy free, vegan, and nut free

Delivery & Pick-Up

Pick-Up Location: Acworth

 

The Little Sprinkle Bar

Miranda, Owner at The Little Sprinkle Bar, is a full-time wife, mama and Certified Nurse Midwife. “I’ve always loved a good party or event for as long as I can remember.  During my maternity leave, I started baking and decorating cookies as a creative outlet and discovered a new passion. I grew up baking pies with my grandmother, but when I attended a virtual cookie-making masterclass as a gift from my husband, I found my true love for creating custom sugar cookies!” Miranda shared.

In addition to making beautiful and delicious custom cookies for kids’ birthday parties and other celebrations around Atlanta, Miranda also offers fully customizable decorate-your-own kits for parties and holidays.  

Items Offered:

  • Custom Decorated Sugar Cookies

Allergy-Friendly Options: Vegan, decorate-your-own-cookie kits available

Delivery & Pick-Up

Pick-Up Location: Atlanta

  

Whisk & Pearl

Carolynn started her baking career as an Assistant Pastry Chef at Piedmont Driving Club in Atlanta. She is a professionally trained baker with a heart for hospitality and a passion for trying the newest culinary trends. After having children, she started Whisk and Pearl to have the chance to bake from home and spend more time with her kids. She obtained her Cottage Food License and converted her dining room into a bake shop. Then, her business took off!

Whisk and Pearl creates so many fun and unique baked treats to accompany any themed birthday party for kids. From cakes, cake pops, and cupcakes, to custom cookies and cakesicles, Carolynn can bring just about any idea to life. “I don’t want my clients to stress. Just send me your ideas and I love to take my creative energy and pour into the inspiration you send to me,” shared Carolynn.

Items Offered:

  • Cakes / Custom Cakes
  • Cake pops
  • Cakesicles
  • Cupcakes
  • Custom Decorated Sugar Cookies

Delivery & Pick-Up

Pick-Up Location: Buford 

 

Thank you to all of our favorite bakeries in Atlanta for sharing your stories and culinary marvels with us!

Feature Image: From left to right; P.S. Sweets, Cassie Cakes, Butterfly Bakes, It's a Sweet Life Bakery

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