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.

Rhodes Bakery

While this old-school Atlanta bakery wins accolades for their Southern staples like petit fours and cheese straws, their birthday cakes are another sweet spot. Order up a sheet cake or custom designed shape at this no-frills, family-owned spot.

1783 Cheshire Bridge Rd NE, 404-876-3783

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