5 bakeries creating baby-approved smash cakes around Birmingham

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Owning that first birthday cake. Photo via Patience Itson for Bham Now

When baby turns one, there’s no better way to ring in the occassion than letting them loose on their very own smash cake. So get those cameras ready, because these five bakers around the greater Birmingham area offer custom smash cakes for the ultimate first dessert experience.

1. Dreamcakes Bakery

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It doesn’t get much cuter than a little smash cake. Photo via Dreamcakes Bakery’s Facebook

True to its name, Dreamcakes Bakery offers some of the dreamiest cakes around.

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10 best bakeries in Northeast Ohio for Mother’s Day

CLEVELAND — Mother’s Day is coming soon, and if you’re in need of a last-minute gift, a pastry or sweet is a great one! Northeast Ohio is home to a ton of delicious bakeries and cafes, many of them pulling from the strong European heritage here. Be it a tart, paesanos, levains or croissants, there is something for every mom’s taste.

So we put together a list of some of our favorites, for you to decide for yourself. Happy Mother’s Day!

This feature is part of the ongoing “Save Our Sauce” campaign, which is being done to show support for

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7 of Seattle’s best Chinese and Hong Kong bakeries

Although Seattle doesn’t have many Chinese and Hong Kong bakeries, what it lacks in numbers, it makes up for in quality.

Regardless of if you’re looking for BBQ baked goods or simple sponge cakes, Asian bakeries are the way to go.

Here are the five best Chinese and Hong Kong bakeries in and around Seattle.

Regent Bakery and Cafe

Although Regent Bakery and Cafe isn’t fully a Chinese bakeshop, they do boast an impressive array of Chinese baked goods. We love their BBQ pork buns, cocktail buns, ham and cheese buns, and of course, pineapple buns.

Location: 1404 East Pine

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Greenpoint’s Best Bakeries: Ovenly, Jaslowiczanka, Moe’s and More

Whether you prefer sweet or savory, baked goods abound in Greenpoint. This list of the best bakeries in the neighborhood will leave you hungry and in constant search of a snack — be it yeasted, frosted, cake, and cookie.

You won’t have to look far because Greenpoint boasts some of the best bakeries in the city. Here’s a round up of the top choices.

Ovenly

April’s Olive Oil Cupcakes from Ovenly.

Ovenly has a few locations throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan with a cult following. The Greenpoint outpost (31 Greenpoint Ave.) is small with a few tables outside. What the bakery

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The 16 Best Bakeries in O‘ahu

Hawai‘i is so much more than shave ice and malassadas. Those two treats are just a few of the iconic desserts that can be found at O‘ahu’s bakeries, where goodies wander across continents, from brioche tarts filled with liliko‘i (passionfruit) curd to poi mochi donuts.

There are older places, like the 70-year-old Liliha Bakery, that deliver straight nostalgia. Shortening-based crusts and whipped toppings (in lieu of whipped cream) still dominate many pastry cases. (Health trends have largely passed Hawai‘i by, which is why you’ll still find fried apple pies at McDonald’s.) Then there are younger outfits, like the Local General

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The 7 Best Bakeries in Las Vegas

Flaky pastry, decadent treats, sweet confections, indulgent desserts—these top Orange County bakeries have it all and then some. Calories be dammed.

1. Bouchon Bakery
Thomas Keller’s iconic Napa Valley pâtisserie has become a Las Vegas icon as well, with not one but three locations inside Venetian, serving everything from confections to delectable pain au chocolat to reinterpreted childhood favorites such as the Nutter Butter and the Oreo-esque T.K.O. Cookie. Venetian, 702.414.6203

2. The Cookie Bar
Treat yourself to something sweet with the brown sugar–based Cinnamon Cider cookie bar, enhanced with cinnamon schnapps, or the coconut rum–infused Piña Colada cookie, with

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