From neighborhood bakeries to specialty cake shops, the South Sound is home to a number of small businesses dedicated to satisfying your sweet tooth and helping make your next special occasion a memorable one. Whether you’re hungry for cookies and cakes, pastries and pies, or a beautiful loaf of artisan bread, there are a number of bakeries in the area to satisfy your cravings.

Celebrity Cake Studio
Celebrity Cake Studio’s seasonal collection of cakes are decorated with beautiful buttercream flowers and bright colors, inspired by the warmth of the season. Photo courtesy: Celebrity Cake Studio

Celebrity Cake Studio

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Celebrity Cake Studio is a family owned and operated cake boutique in the heart of Tacoma, specializing in artistically designed wedding and special occasion cakes and desserts. Owned by third generation bakery owners with an enthusiastic passion for their craft, each of the creations at Celebrity Cake Studio are just as tasty as they are beautiful. Choose from their signature, seasonal, special occasion, and wedding collections and enjoy their impressive selection of custom cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. With endless options of cake flavors and fillings to choose from, each of Celebrity Cake Studios’ baked goods, icings and fillings are all made from scratch by artisan bakers. Deck your cake out in dreamy butter creams, mousse fillings, seasonal fruit with Chantilly cream and more. Whether you’re looking for something traditional, themed or an elaborate one-of-a-kind cake design, their skilled team of bakers are dedicated making sure that each milestone is memorable and sweet. Celebrity Cake Studio offers same day pick up for orders called in at least three hours ahead of time, and also hosts cake decorating classes that are open to the public.

314 E 26th Street, Tacoma, WA 98421

Corina Bakery

Corina Bakery
From muffins and cakes to French macarons and fruit tarts, Corina Bakery is adored by sweet tooths throughout the South Sound. Photo courtesy: Corina Bakery

This beloved neighborhood bakery is a Tacoma treasure when it comes to fresh baked goods, both sweet and savory. Assorted scones, cakes, fine pastries, cookies and other countless confections line the display case at Corina Bakery. Stop in to enjoy a cup of coffee accompanied by a dessert or one of their breakfast favorites like a savory quiche, sandwich or fresh out of the oven breads. Choose from nine of their award-winning specialty cakes like their Traditional German Chocolate and Tacoma Tiramisu, or design your own creation with their wide range of cake flavors, buttercream frostings and luxurious fillings. Because everything on the menu is made from scratch, Corina Bakery offers an extensive menu available for gluten-free and vegan treat seekers as well.

602 Fawcett Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402

Susanne’s Bakery & Deli

Located in the historic Millville District of downtown Gig Harbor, Susanne’s Bakery has remained a charming and delicious staple within the community for over 20 years. Freshly baked cinnamon rolls, chocolate croissants, raspberry scones, muffins and more line the display case as you step into this cozy bakery’s café. Stop in for an espresso and a decadent pastry, or grab lunch and enjoy a wide variety of different soups, salads and sandwiches made using their own freshly baked bread. Susanne’s Bakery is known for creating a divine selection of custom cakes ranging from pink champagne and cheesecake, to their beloved strawberry cream cake. Whether you order a custom cake, quick sweet treat or bite to eat, Susanne’s Bakery offers a little slice of heaven for all occasions.  

3411 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Susanne’s Bakery in Gig Harbor
Susanne’s Bakery in Gig Harbor serves fresh and delicious pastries, cakes, breads, sandwiches and salads. Photo credit: Gabriella Kinner

Wanna Cupcake?

For nearly a decade, Wanna Cupcake? has been serving the South Sound award-winning gourmet cupcakes and specialty cakes at their Puyallup bakery and café. Baking their cupcakes fresh from scratch each morning, Wanna Cupcake? offers 13 different cupcake choices each day from their rotating menu, featuring over 100 mouthwatering flavors with favorites like classic chocolate and red velvet, to specialty styles like apple pie, strawberry champagne, and coconut cream pie. With a little something for everyone, Wanna Cupcake? also offers an exciting selection hand-rolled cake pops, fresh baked cookies, various sweet treats, and beautiful custom cakes for all themes, events, and special occasions, including dazzling cupcake collections for weddings and corporate events. Stop by their bakery in person, enjoy the convenience of their drive-thru window, or place an order for a sweet treat home delivery on Uber Eats or DoorDash.

2102 East Main, Puyallup, WA 98372