You can’t have Thanksgiving dinner without the pièce de résistance, because who could resist a perfectly warm wedge of apple pie à la mode or a slice of bourbon-pecan tart?

But what if you don’t have the time or the resources to make anything but a batch of basic boxed cake? That’s when you should leave it to the professionals. Here are a list of local bakeries who can supply your sweet demands with scratch-made love this holiday season.

Alleycakes Bakery

1517 Atlantic Blvd, Neptune Bch, FL 32266 (904) 372-7081

Pumpkin Spice Macaroons

A seasonal take on the traditional French macaron. Pumpkin butter and vanilla buttercream are pressed between the delicate, yet chewy cookies and then drizzled with white chocolate and sprinkled with pumpkin pie spice.

Pumpkin Macaroons

Pie Pops

Here’s an ingenious way to serve your pie. The flakey crusts are dusted with cinnamon sugar and can be filled with a variety of homemade fillings including triple berry, spiced apple and dark cherry.

Pie Pops

Let Them Eat Cake

3604 St Johns Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32205 (904) 389-2122

Pecan Pie

You can never go wrong with a classic like the pecan pie. Let Them Eat Cake’s version uses over 1lb of of pecans per 10 inch of scratch made crust.

Pumpkin Cake

This sweet and sophisticated dessert has moist layers of pumpkin cake sandwiched between decadent goat cheese frosting.

Edgewood Bakery

1012 Edgewood Ave S, Jacksonville, FL 32205 (904) 389-8054

Pumpkin Raisin Loaf

This traditional cake is spiced up for the holidays with pumpkin and raisins.


And lastly,

Pumpkin pie

Another oldie but goodie from the folks at Edgewood bakery. Because Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be the same without a pumpkin pie.