Cupcakes and cake pops—you have had your moment. Sure, you’re cute, but you just don’t hold a candle to an old-fashioned birthday cake when it comes to celebrating with our wee ones. We prefer to slice up the real deal, and these bakeries below serve up tiers that are the talk of the town.

Highland Bakery

Yes, their sweet potato pancakes are the bomb—but this bakery goes beyond breakfast. This sweet spot has earned a reputation for their artful cakes crafted by past pastry masters like chef-lebrities Karen Portaleo or Joshua John Russell. Their couture creations aren’t cheap, but if you are looking for edible art—this is the place.

655 Highland Ave. NE, 404-586-0772

Online: highlandbakery.com

Which Atlanta bakery do you think takes the cake? Tell us all about it below!

—Phebe Wahl

Photos courtesy of Rhodes Bakery via Facebook, Karen Portaleo for Highland Bakery via Flickr, Henri’s Bakery via Flickr, Sweet N’ Sinful, Cake Hag