Best Local Bakeries in Flint
Whether you’re planning an enormous wedding or needing a small breakfast for the office, fresh-baked cakes or pastries from a local shop are always the best way to go. Here are some of our favorite spots from around town.
Semi-Sweets is located at 300 E. First St. in Flint.
Rachel Hougen’s passion for pastries carried her through culinary school and inspired her to open Semi-Sweets. Since 2014, she’s been making small-batch baked goods to provide her community with the freshest possible sweets. The items on Semi-Sweets’ menu change frequently depending on what seasonal and local items are available at the market that day. However, on an average day, you’re likely to find baked goods like cake, signature cookies, French macarons, scones, fresh fruit tarts, dessert parfaits, creme brulee, or fresh fruit salsa.
With a focus on high-quality ingredients and a love of special events, Semi-Sweets is ideal for small parties or large weddings. Whether you know exactly what custom creation you want, or you need some help to figure it out, Semi-Sweets is ready to get creative and accommodate your baked-goods needs. Check out its menu online, which includes some gluten-free items, or stop by the store or farmers market to explore the goodies for yourself.
CRUST is located at 104 W. Caroline St. in Fenton.
For almost 10 years, CRUST has been providing artisanal goods to its community through a retail bakery and a full-service restaurant. Although CRUST takes up an entire block in downtown Fenton, it bring its incredible breads and sweets to the Flint Farmers Market three days a week, all year round. If you’re ever in Fenton, stop by for a full-access tour, tasting, open house, or hands-on baking class. With a mission and commitment to small communities, this family-owned business gives back to the community through organizations like local councils, community centers, and foundations.
The handcrafted baked goods made with high-quality ingredients and passion may take some time to create, but the great-tasting bread, pies, and pastries are worth the wait. From challah to cupcakes and doughnuts to scones, you won’t be able to decide which delectable treats to try. In addition to the already extensive menu of baked goods, CRUST has a unique monthly menu with special flavors that are only available for a limited time.
Cinnamom is located at 5454 Perry Road in Grand Blanc.
Cinnamom, as featured on QVC, has become a household name for one-of-a-kind cinnamon rolls. Shirley Welch created the ultimate cinnamon roll recipe, baking for family and friends who all thought the cinnamon rolls were worthy of national recognition. Eventually, her daughter, Rebecca Nagy, opened Cinnamom and the cinnamon-roll business flourished locally and nationally. Since 2013 Rebecca and her husband, Craig, have created over 50 ways to enjoy gooey, glazed cinnamon rolls.
You can’t go wrong trying Grandma’s Original Cinnamon Roll with its traditional glaze, but you’re missing out if you don’t try some of Cinnamom’s more unique flavors. The Peanut Butter Cup Cinnamon Roll whips real peanut butter into the buttercream frosting and has peanut butter cups and chocolate sauce on top. The Banana Split Cinnamon Roll oozes banana pudding buttercream, has strawberry and chocolate sauces, and has peanuts and maraschino cherries on top.
Tasty Layers Custom Cakes
Tasty Layers Custom Cakes is located at 5515 Davison Road in Burton.
Tasty Layers started in a regular home kitchen, and as word quickly spread about the incredible cakes, Tasty Layers grew into the thriving business it is today. Two women’s dedication and dreams of creating exquisite cakes and pastries turned into one of the most popular cake shops in the area. No celebration is too big, and no event is too small, for custom-made cakes, cookies, and pastries by Tasty Layers. You can mix and match a variety of fillings and flavors, come up with original design ideas, or bring a photo of what you imagine your item will look like.
Choose from over 25 cake flavors and almost 40 filling flavors when customizing your cake. Not sure about combining flavors? Set up a tasting where you can test out flavor combinations and consult with the experts. If you can’t make up your mind, talk to Tasty Layers about a dessert table filled with a variety of baked goods like cake pops, specialty cookies, cupcakes, or unique delicacies like bacon dipped in chocolate. Don’t worry about dietary restrictions; Tasty Layers offers gluten-free and vegan options.
King Arthur’s Pasties
King Arthur’s Pasties is located at 1261 N. Ballenger Highway in Flint.
Since 1968, King Arthur’s Pasties has been making homemade baked goods from breads, to cookies, to pies. Its namesake, the pastie, is a traditional and portable British pastry made with a flaky crust and meat filling. It comes in a variety of flavors, like beef and veggie, Reuben, or ham and cheese. Other delicious items you can find on the shelves are seasonal pies, decorated cakes, fluffy muffins, savory quiches, sticky buns, and specialty cookies, just to name a few.
King Arthur’s is so committed to its baked goods being made from scratch and tasting homemade, that you can tell everyone you made it yourself. From buns to tarts, you can taste the love and devotion to home baking in every bite. Decorating cakes is another passion at King Arthur’s, so if you need a special custom cake for a wedding, graduation, or birthday, stop in and see the amazing cake-decorating skills of its employees.
Well, there you have it — some of the best local bakeries in the Flint area. Here at Applegate Chevrolet we love fresh, scratch-made baked goods almost as much as we love cars. There are so many excellent bakeries in the area that we might not have included your favorite one. If there’s a bakery or a baked item that you think we should try, give us a call because we’d love to hear about it. Or, if you have any vehicle questions or needs, like buying, selling, or trading your vehicle, we’d love to talk to you about that, too.