Owner Renee Pratt-Snively of Renee's Fine Cakes harnesses more than two decades of baking expertise and a pastry apprenticeship at Niagara College to forge a daily menu of sweets crafted from gourmet ingredients. The cake emporium specializes in fulfilling custom orders, tackling challenges to mix and match any combination of cake, filling, and frosting or to bake cream puffs so light they defy gravity. With proper notice, the staff can whip up sugar-free and dairy-free delicacies, cloak moist morsels in elegant fondant, or decorate cakes with personal photographs, hand-drawn designs, or custom colours. Renee and her dedicated dessert maestros also sling more than 20 varieties of tortes and a hodgepodge of miniature pastries ranging from brownies and éclairs to dipped strawberries and thimbles full of pudding.
Since 1918, Blak?s Bakery has prepared a large variety of sweet and savoury baked goods with care and ages-old know-how. Although the bakery is small in size, it is known for boxing approximately 24,000 paczki per year on Fat Tuesday?a feat that earned the attention of CBC News. In addition to paczki, the bakers create an array of goodies, such as mincemeat pies, 9-inch cakes, and breads, which are baked in the original 1918 Peterson brick-hearth oven instead of on the engine block of an overheated car.
Inside Sinful Sweeties, plumes of flour waft through the air, where they mingle with the tantalizing aroma of sugar. In this heady mix, bakers wait patiently for sweetened batter to rise into cakes, cookies, and other from-scratch goodies. The bakery gives clients a saccharine assist when celebrating birthdays, weddings, and talking their way out of a speeding ticket. Customers can order up party-starting quantities of gourmet cupcakes, homemade brownies, and specialty cakes. But it's not all baked goods at this shop—a selection of assorted candies subdues sweet teeth experiencing withdrawal, and rich smoothies provide daily doses of fruit and ice. Sinful Sweeties can deliver its handcrafted goodies to downtown Detroit, and the east and west sides of Detroit, Southfield, Birmingham, and Hamtramck.
Before Pam Turkin flung open the doors to the first Just Baked in 2009, she was just baking cupcakes on the weekends. But after her corporate travels took her past a growing number of cupcake shops outside of southeastern Michigan, she decided to turn her hobby into a career. She now helms 17 shops in the area, where she and her staff of dessert experts whip up eclectically flavored cupcakes such as red velvet cheesecake, chocolate chip cookie dough, and grumpy cake. In addition to the mouthwatering flavors, all of their items boast real butter, real eggs, and real milk as opposed to artificial ingredients from artificial cows and chickens.
Stop by Avalon International Breads in Detroit for flavorful fare and refreshments. Your pals with special dietary considerations — including those who avoid fat, gluten, and animal products — will still find plenty of tasty and suitable items on the menu. You won't need to get a sitter before heading to Avalon International Breads — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment. Outdoor seating is ready for diners on those warm summer days.
For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go. Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Avalon International Breads as well.
If preferred, guests can leave their vehicles in a nearby lot, though space is available on the street as well.
Expect to spend less than $15 per person at Avalon International Breads.
Great in the AM or as an after-dinner treat, Motor City Soul Food sells scrumptious baked goods. Low-fat eaters will need to take care, however, since the menu does not feature any skimmed down fare. Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — Motor City Soul Food has kid-friendly food and seating.
You can also grab your food to go. Call Motor City Soul Food for catering if you have a big event coming up.
The bakery is next to a parking lot, but drivers can also settle for street parking.
You can enjoy a delicious meal at Motor City Soul Food for a bargain rate, with most tabs there running well under $15 per person. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are all accepted.