If you’re searching for a sweet treat in Pigeon Forge, you won’t have to look too far! The Smoky Mountain area is home to a number of excellent bakeries that your family is sure to love. To help you make the most of your vacation, Amazing Views Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to the top six bakeries in Pigeon Forge TN and the Smokies.
1. The Donut Friar
Tucked away in The Village Shops in downtown Gatlinburg, The Donut Friar is an institution in the Smokies. At 5 a.m. each morning, this beloved bakery opens its doors to hungry visitors who can’t wait to enjoy The Friar’s delicious donuts, cinnamon bread, chocolate eclairs, muffins, and other pastries. If you visit The Donut Friar, be sure to bring cash, as they do not accept credit cards.
2. Cakes by Bakin’ Bishop
Located on Wears Valley Road, Cakes by Bakin’ Bishop may be a little out of the way, but it is definitely worth the drive! Owned and operated by Shannon Bishop (a.k.a. the Bakin’ Bishop), this great shop has earned a glowing reputation for its homemade sweets. Popular items at the bakery include the cinnamon rolls, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and whoopie cushions. Anyone who plans on tying the knot in the Smokies should definitely consider ordering their wedding cake from the Bakin’ Bishop.
3. Tara Jean’s Ice Cream & Bakery
Tara Jean’s Ice Cream & Bakery is a hidden gem in the Smokies! When you visit this fantastic bakery you will find everything your sweet tooth could possibly desire, including homemade ice cream, pies, cupcakes, giant cookie sandwiches, frosted brownies, chocolate eclairs, and even more tasty desserts. Tara Jean’s is located on Winfield Dunn Parkway near Boyds Creek Road.
4. Gigi’s Cupcakes
Gigi’s Cupcakes is another one of the best bakeries in Pigeon Forge TN. As you probably guessed by the name, Gigi’s specializes in gourmet cupcakes that come in a variety of unique flavors. With Red Velvet Cupcakes, Cookie Dough Cupcakes, and even Kentucky Bourbon Cupcakes, you are guaranteed to find a flavor you love.
5. Courthouse Donuts
Situated across from the Sevier County Courthouse, Courthouse Donuts is the area’s only design-your-own-donut shop. Guests can create their own donut masterpiece, with their choice of icings, toppings, and sauces. Courthouse Donuts also offers a number of predesigned donuts that you can choose from, including a Key Lime Pie Donut and a Peanut Butter Cup Donut.
6. The Sweet Shoppe of the South
The Sweet Shoppe of the South came to national prominence when they took first place on the popular Food Network show “Cupcake Wars”. When you visit The Sweet Shoppe at The Island in Pigeon Forge, you’ll have the chance to sample their award winning cupcakes. Some of the can’t-miss cupcake varieties at this bakery include Rocky Road Cupcakes, Thin Mint Cupcakes, and Chocolate Cream Pie Cupcakes.
When you stay with Amazing Views Cabin Rentals, you will be near all of these wonderful bakeries in Pigeon Forge TN and Sevier County. Guests at our cabins will have their choice of luxurious amenities, including decks with mountain views, soothing hot tubs, fully equipped kitchens, home theater rooms, and even indoor swimming pools. With everything from 1 bedroom cabins to 12 bedroom lodges, we are sure to have the perfect accommodations for your trip. To start planning your getaway, browse our selection of cabin rentals in Pigeon Forge TN!