A drop-by visit to a bakery awakens all of the senses, doesn’t it? The smells are so enticing, and the anticipation of a tasty treat is palpable. Suddenly, we are all transformed into children again and just can’t wait to take a bite of that fresh made cupcake, cookie or sweet pastry! Western Wake is home to many wonderful bakeries that specialize in bread, cookies, cakes, and a lot more.

So, the next time you need to bring a dessert to a party, or if you just want to treat yourself, check out these top local bakeries in the Cary area:

Once in a Blue Moon Bakery & Cafe

Located in downtown Cary, Once in a Blue Moon Bakery & Cafe specializes in custom cakes for weddings and other special occasions. And even offers gluten-free and vegan options. You can also enjoy tarts, pies, bread, pastries, and other goodies in its cafe!

Sugar Buzz Bakery

Sugar Buzz Bakery is located in Cary and also specializes in custom cakes for special occasions. It also sells a variety of dessert bars, cheesecakes, and brownies.

Baghdad Bakery & Market

Baghdad Bakery & Market brings a taste of the Middle East to Cary. Its specialty is Samoon, which is a yeast bread that is popular in Iraq. Samoon is baked in a brick oven and is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. You can also purchase other Middle Eastern-inspired desserts and groceries at this unique bakery.

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Nothing Bundt Cakes specializes in, you guessed it, bundt cakes! It’s located in Morrisville and also has locations in Durham and Raleigh. Nothing Bundt Cakes offers a variety of flavors of bundt cakes for any occasion.

Buttercream’s Bakeshop

Buttercream’s Bakeshop is located in the heart of downtown Apex. Here, you will find delicious and creative cookies, cakes and cupcakes. This bakery also does custom orders if you are looking for something extra special!

The Kupkake Fairy

Look for the green door on Chapel Hill Road in Morrisville, and you will find The KupKake Fairy! Its cupcakes are enormous and delicious. Here you will also find other tasty treats such as cookies, pound cake, and shaved ice, for when you need a refreshing treat in the summer.

Other great spots to enjoy baked goods in Western Wake include Great Harvest Bread,  Chanticleer Cafe & Bakery, and La Farm Bakery, which also has a bread truck!  Follow it on Twitter to see if it will be near you anytime soon. 919 Blog would also like to welcome Annelore’s German Bakery to Western Wake.

For years, Annelore’s German Bakery sold tasty German-inspired treats at the State Farmers Market, but it recently opened a permanent location in Cary. Stop by, pick up a few spice cookies and pastries and wish the owners good luck with the new space!

So what are some of your favorite local bakeries around Cary? Please be sure to hit us up on Twitter @919BlogNC or visit our Facebook page at FB.com/919Blog and let us know! We would love to hear from ya.

This post was created in collaboration with the Cary Blog editorial team and 919 Blog contributor Amy Howard for exclusive digital publication via TBN