There’s nothing like a delicious baked good to hit the spot on a cool fall day, and Greater Raleigh is home to so many bakeries that choosing one may seem like a daunting task.  We’ve narrowed down the list to four outstanding bakeries that go above and beyond with their yummy treats.

A downtown Raleigh favorite, The Cupcake Shoppe specializes in a wide array of delicious frosting and cupcake flavors that you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else in Greater Raleigh.  From seasonal favorites such as pumpkin cupcakes with maple buttercream frosting to mouthwatering classics such as red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing, you simply can’t go wrong here.

If you’ve got a sweet tooth for a baked good other than cupcakes, then check out the artisan breads, pies and cakes at Stick Boy Bread Co. in Fuquay-Varina.  The impressive menu of freshly-baked breads available throughout the week paired with the scrumptious sweeter selections such as cherry pie, carrot cake and sticky buns makes this bakery a one-stop shop for all of your baked good cravings.

With an equally impressive variety of baked options, Soho Bakery and Café in Wake Forest is also a great option.  They’re well-known for their delicious assortment of cakes, ranging in flavor from brownie mousse to lemon daisy and beyond.  Don’t worry; they’ve also got plenty of cookies, pastries and Danishes to choose from as well.

Last but not least, La Farm Bakery is a very well-known bakery that produces 15 different styles of breads and an additional 20 seasonal breads throughout the year.  To see how their bread is different from others, click here.  Although we’ve narrowed the list down for you, there are still plenty of yummy bakeries out there for you to explore. For a comprehensive list of bakeries in the area, please visit this site.