Customer Highlight: Bee’s Knees Bakery in Athens Georgia
“We’re a simple, Southern bakery.”
“All of our items are made in-house. Nothing comes from a mix or is frozen,” Bradley said.
Cupcakes, available in more than 15 flavors, are the bakery’s top sellers. Vanilla cupcakes topped with a homemade butter cream icing are the most requested. Salted caramel and red velvet flavors are also customer favorites.
The bakery is also known for its gooey bars. Red velvet, peanut butter and lemon are the most popular flavors.
Custom cakes are another Bee’s Knees specialty. A traditional, Southern vanilla cake with raspberry filling and buttercream icing wins out as the most popular combination for weddings.
The cake flavor lineup also includes the popular red velvet. “It’s NOT a chocolate cake colored red; we make a true red velvet cake,” the bakery’s website reminds. There’s also a traditional Southern carrot cake made with raisins and fresh carrots and a hummingbird cake that includes pecans, bananas and spices.
In addition to bakery items, Bee’s Knees offers a lunchtime menu featuring fresh, homemade sandwiches. “We bake the bread in our oven. And we make the chicken salad, egg salad and pimento cheese right here, too,” Bradley said.
1850 Epps Bridge Pkwy, Athens Mon.–Sat., 9:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. beeskneesbakeryandgifts.com.