Located in the Sea Grove Town Center on Anastasia Island, owners Abbie and Matt Atkins opened Happy Cakes Bakery seven years ago. Since that time they’ve created an impressive menu of delicious confectionery, including a number of both breakfast and lunch selections. It’s difficult to walk up to the counter, though, and not be taken in by the wonderful array of delicious gourmet donuts perched just beneath the glass.
It would be difficult to try every one (there are a dozen or so), but a fair sampling of them is all you’ll need to be convinced that this should be your go-to donut destination. On any given day, a wide selection is available.
The maple syrup-based glaze on the Maple Bacon Donut is only half the equation of this mouth-watering treat. A generous helping of real bacon, crumbled on top, completes what can only be described as a savory assault on the taste buds. If you like donuts and you like bacon, this is absolute nirvana.
The Sour Cream Old Fashioned is about as close to perfection as a donut can get. The sour cream used in this cake donut gives it a unique and delectable flavor.
Like donuts? Like Oreos? You’re going to love the Oreo Donut. This chocolate yeast donut has a melt-in-your-mouth vanilla dip glaze that makes you think you’re biting into a tall glass of milk when you taste the Oreo pieces on top.
The Chocolate Glaze Donut is another classic which is expertly executed. The airy consistency of the donut is complimented by the gooey yumminess of the chocolate. The chocolate glaze can get a little messy, but that’s just part of the fun.
Finally, need we say more than “apple fritter?” Well, we don’t, but we’re going to. No comprehensive “baker’s dozen” is complete without one of these. Dense and delicious, these are made with sweet chunks of real apple. Nothing cries out for a nice, hot cup of coffee quite like this.
Happy Cakes Cupcakes & Bakery is located at 112 Sea Grove Main Street, Unit #110. Visit them online at www.happycakescupcake.com
Photography by Steve Parr