Tea cakes and mini loaf cakes are a great way to introduce unique and interesting flavors to consumers who increasingly want to try something new at a bakery.

That’s why a successful retail shop, Pint Size Bakery, is attracting rave reviews since opening in St. Louis, Missouri in 2012. Using local and premium ingredients, the bakery wows customers with creative items like orange ricotta “little loafies.”

“We make all our own flavorings. We make everything by hand in small batches,” says pastry chef and co-owner Christy Augustin, who opened Pint Size Bakery with pastry chef Nancy Boehm. For National Bakery Day on September 14, they gave out free samples of chai zucchini tea bread.

Sandwich cookies are their specialty, but not the kind you ordinarily see: molasses with RumChata buttercream or salted caramel chocolate with dulce de leche buttercream. “We want people to have a happy little break from their life with a cookie and a giggle,” Augustin says of their goal.

Thanks to its innovation, Pint Size Bakery was named the best bake shop in St. Louis in the 2018 Feast 50 Awards. Feast, a popular consumer publication in the Midwest, dishes out its annual awards to its readers' top food and beverage choices