Bakeries in Oakland

Bob's Donut & Pastry Shop – 45% Off Donuts

Bob's Donut & Pastry Shop

Nob Hill

$22 $12

(1230)

Mix and match one dozen donuts from a glass window-front showcase

$10 for Two Dozen Doughnuts at Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme

Multiple Locations

$19.98 $10

(851)

Hot and fresh Original Glazed doughnuts from iconic doughnut shop

Up to 52% Off at The Cupcake Shoppe

The Cupcake Shoppe

Hayward

$60 $29

(129)

Bite-size cupcakes available in the following flavors: vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, snickerdoodle, strawberry, lemon, and marble

40% Off Baked Goods at A Piece of Cake and Confections

A Piece of Cake and Confections

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

Handmade baked goods and confections such as egg nog pies, chocolate truffles, and dark chocolate mousse cupcakes

Up to 56% Off Wedding Cakes from Let 'em Eat Cake

Let 'em Eat Cake

Livermore

$450 $199

(140)

Custom cakes iced with buttercream with two accent colors, piped designs, flowers, and delivery; options include tasting and consult

$9 for Pastries and Café Food at Sweetie Pies

Sweetie Pies

Central Napa

$16 $9

(191)

The bakery café serves paninis, wraps, savory tarts, and individual-size pies and dessert bars

Up to 50% European Cafe Fare at La Lune Sucrée

La Lune Sucrée

Downtown San Jose

$20 $12

(283)

Pastry chef Bettina Pope bakes puff-pastry quiches, flaky croissants, and crusty baguettes for gourmet sandwiches alongside handmade crepes

Nothing Bundt Cakes – 40% Off

Nothing Bundt Cakes Los Gatos

Los Gatos

$20 $12

(284)

Order a retro bundt cake topped with decorative petals of cream-cheese frosting

Up to 50% Off Macarons or Snow Fluff at Macaronage Macarons

Macaronage Macarons

Stockton

$15.99 $10

Gluten-free shop bakes up macarons in flavors such as pink champagne; snow fluff blends sweet condensed milk with no-calorie shaved ice

Up to 50% Off Desserts at Cupcake Craving

Cupcake Craving

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

(303)

Handcrafted cupcake flavors baked daily include champagne, red velvet, mint-chocolate & sugar-free varieties; cookies & ice cream available

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After catering for two years, Blackberry Soul Bakery and Cafe finally settled in a brick-and-mortar building, where owner-baker Rene prepares her Southern-influenced cakes, cookies, and savory snacks for visitors. The 2004 winner of the Taste of the Bay award and a requested favorite of the 100 Chefs Can Cook United Negro College fundraiser, Rene applies plaudit-earning skills when mixing fresh butter, real vanilla beans, just-harvested wooden spoons, and a few of her grandmother's recipes to whip up delectable, tooth-ready treats. She specializes in sweet-potato pie, pound cake, oatmeal cookies, and cobblers, though the piping-hot menu also includes cakes, cupcakes, and puddings. Red velvet cake supplies means of satiation for sweet teeth, and two types of cornbread furnish the means of satiation for teeth made out of bread. The café takes custom orders for pickup or delivery, and Rene accommodates customers out and about by supplying treats at many local jazz festivals and community events.

2101 14th Ave
Oakland,
CA
US

The bewitching bakers at James and the Giant Cupcake whip up their signature cupped cakes with impeccable ingredients, using unrefined sugars, organic ingredients, and fresh fruits from local farmers’ markets whenever possible. Choose one from a selection of rotating daily flavors; past hits have included delectable classics such as red velvet, sea-salt caramel, chocolate, and vegan carrot. Pushing the frosting-smudged envelope are heavy-hitting neophytes such as chocolate chili, french toast and maple bacon, and Guinness and Bailey's—chocolate cupcakes made with Guinness stout and topped with Bailey's Irish Cream frosting to whisk eaters back to that term they spent abroad in Dublin, reading Joyce at Trinity College and subsisting on corned-beef shamrock shakes.

1770 Broadway
Oakland,
CA
US

Dimond Café's sandwich artists pile toppings on fresh bread, assemble salads, and enclose veggies in wraps daily, as well as jolting bodies awake by pouring them gourmet coffee. Mornings start with a selection of omelets, including the Greek omelet ($7.25) with kalamata olives, feta cheese, and peppers. Signature sandwiches such as the veggie delight ($5.50), which arrives piled high with avocado, tomatoes, cucumber, and shredded veggies, provide hearty bites that keep mouths busier than their daily recitation of all known factorials. Albacore tuna, avocado and tomatoes roll together inside the spinach shell of the tuna wrap ($7.50), and bacon, avocado, and grilled chicken rest atop a bed of romaine in the cobb salad ($7.75).

3430 Fruitvale Ave
Oakland,
CA
US

In 1997, friends Dena Tripp and Debra Shwetz set out to create a luscious, melt-in-your-mouth bundt cake. What began as an endeavor in their own home kitchens soon blossomed into a bustling business with bakeries in 14 states. Rich cocoa browns and soft pastels lend a nostalgic feel to each bakery, where every day lava-powered ovens warm up batter made from fresh eggs, real butter, and cream cheese. Flavors such as chocolate chocolate chip, pecan praline, and white-chocolate raspberry remain constants on the menu, and a new flavor makes a guest appearance each month. Cakes come in several sizes, from the standard 8- or 10-inch bundt to the single-serving bundtlet and the bite-size bundtini, all frosted with a signature blend of cream cheese and butter.

Each Nothing Bundt Cakes location also houses its own stock of gifts. Patrons may come across the brightly hued handle of a confetti cake knife or opt to take home an old-fashioned tin, perfect for stowing coffee and imprisoning gingerbread men who have tried to run away. Contact the location of your choice for gift pricing and availability.

5745 Christie Ave.
Emeryville,
CA
US

Cotton Pik'N Candy adds a sweet touch to birthday parties and events with individual bundles of fluffy spun sugar. Delivered at the beginning of get-togethers, the cotton candy is made with organic sugar and 12 different flavors including cheesecake, lemon meringue, blue raspberry, and piña colada.

5616 Bay Street
Emeryville,
CA
US

Shunning saturated fats, high-fructose corn syrup, and artificial ingredients, the dessert experts at Marshmallow Mischief sate sweet teeth with a variety of all-natural, low-calorie confections made with gourmet marshmallow and organic, crispy brown rice, along with gluten-free choices. Eight delectable bites nestle in long, elegant Guiltless Pleasures boxes waiting to ambush taste buds with dark cocoa, masala spiced tea, smooth vanilla, and cinnamon-ginger-chunk flavors and longing for a ninth treat to field a candy baseball team. The Tropics to Tuscany set hosts an international sweet summit of coconut-dark-chocolate, hazelnut-milk-chocolate, cinnamon-peanut-butter, and white-chocolate-macadamia-nut pieces. Confectioners select a chorus of 16 pieces that features all eight scrumptious flavors in the Crispy Collection Favorite variety pack so that each recipe gets an opportunity to serenade eaters with its dulcet notes. The sweets are made in a facility that also processes nuts and soy, but eschew gelatin and wheat, making Marshmallow Mischief's boxes excellent gifts for friends with dietary restrictions or gluten-intolerant reindeer.

2601 Blanding Avenue
Alameda,
California
US

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