15 Black-owned bakeries + dessert shops cooking up something sweet in Birmingham

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Nothing is sweeter than supporting local business, especially when they are serving up treats as sweet as these. Here are 15 Black-owned bakeries + dessert shops to check out or revisit now:

*NOTE: Shop hours, delivery capability, and other factors may be affected by the new citywide curfew as well as COVID-19 regulations. Make sure to call ahead to confirm they are taking orders.

1. JaWanda’s Sweet Potato Pies

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  • What: All kinds of pies, cobblers and pound cakes
  • Where: 5291 Valleydale Road Suite 111, Birmingham, AL 35242
  • Call | Menu | Facebook

2. Brown Sugar Desserts by Renea

  • What: Whole + specialty cakes, by the slice and cupcakes
  • Where: 3439 Lorna Lane, Hoover, Alabama 35216
  • Call | Menu | Facebook

3. Treats So Sweet

  • What: Candy + caramel apples, cupcakes and whole cakes
  • Where: 3439 Lorna Ln, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Call | Menu | Facebook

4. K&J’s Elegant Pastries

  • What: Shakes, cakes, cupcakes + more
  • Where: 236 1st Street South, Alabaster, AL
  • Call | Menu | Facebook

5. CakEffect

  • What: Custom + specialty cakes, cupcakes, cookies, + gourmet popcorn
  • Where: 1021 Brock’s Gap Parkway Suite 109, Hoover, Al. 35244
  • Call | Menu | Facebook

6. Bizarre the Coffee Bar

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  • What: Full-service coffeehouse serving up coffee + dessert as well as fresh salads, soups and sandwiches
  • Where: 217 22nd St No, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Call | Menu | Facebook

7. Emily’s Heirloom Pound Cakes

  • What: All kinds of pound cakes + other cakes available for whole cakes, loaves, slices and bites
  • Where: 2911 Linden Ave, Homewood, AL
  • Call | Menu | Facebook
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8. Naughty But Nice Kettle Corn Co

  • What: Artisan kettle corn food truck
  • Where: 5363 1st Avenue N, Birmingham, AL 35212
  • Call | Menu | Facebook

9. Edolyn’s Pies

  • What: Different flavored pies, cakes and ice cream
  • Where: 1821 2nd Ave N Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Call | Menu | Facebook

10. Ashley’s Famous Cookies

11. Cakes by Kim

  • What: Custom bakery offering wedding cakes + desserts for events
  • Where: 277 Lyon Lane, Birmingham, AL 35211 *By appointment only
  • Call | Menu | Facebook

12. Who Doesn’t Like Cake?

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We’re that place you’ve been meaning to try.

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  • What: Tons of different homemade cake + dessert options
  • Where: 2466 Old Springville Rd, Birmingham, AL
  • Call | Menu | Facebook

13. Lillie’s Cup

  • What: Organic, fair trade tea and other sweet treats
  • Where: Pop-ups + events
  • Email | Menu | Facebook

14. NOLA Ice

15. Sugar & Ice Dessert Truck

Make sure to check out our other guides to supporting other Black-owned businesses in Birmingham including 17 restaurants to try and 17 retail + creative services to support.

For more Black-owned businesses to support, check out BE BHM, a program of Urban Impact Birmingham, whose mission is “to push BHM to become its best self by equipping all of its entrepreneurs.” They have an incredibly helpful black business & nonprofit directory. Check it out here.

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