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.

Henri’s Bakery

You might have popped into this popular spot for a snack or cookie craving, but don’t forget their custom cakes. Their prices are more reasonable than some other bakeries, and you can score a Barbie cake for under $40. Just be sure to avoid the lunchtime rush when the parking lot is buzzing with Buckhead Bettys.

61 Irby Ave NW, 404-237-0202

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