Natasha's Mulberry and Mott, Leawood, KS

Mulberrry and Mott bee cake design

Bees are responsible for 1/3 of all the food we eat.

With its Honey Bee Cake, pictured above, Natasha’s Mulberry and Mott in Leawood, KS, is doing its part to give back. When customers purchase this honey and white wine soaked brioche filled with vanilla pastry cream and covered with Swiss meringue and marzipan honeybees, the bakery donates 20 percent of the sale to the Help the Honey Bee Fund.

Larsen's Bakery, Seattle, WA

Paul Larsen, owner of Larsen's Bakery in Seattle, WA, prides himself on only using top-quality ingredients in all his products. He even imports his shortening from Denmark. Larsen says that skimping on ingredients will only require you to spend more on labor down the road. The result is the best product on the block.

Larsen's Bakery cake design

Little Snowflakes, Midlothain, TXZebra Diva Cake

Little Snowflakes owner Denise DelVecchio created this Zebra Diva Cake for an 11-year-old girl's birthday. The girl's mother had requested three tiers, bright pink, bright green and zebra stripes. DelVecchio applied the hand-cut zebra stripes individually and added the black and green fondant ribbons to tie the tiers together. When the cake still needed a little something, she added fondant balls rolled in clear sugar crystals.  Needless to say, she had one happy Birthday Diva.