Baker Dude Bakery Cafe

Through the OneLove Cupcake Outreach Program, your purchases have enabled us to give gestures of love to healthcare professionals from institutions such as Emory and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. We have also been good stewards to our community by helping to feed homeless families through regular food donations to Nicholas House. There’s an abundance of food in America, no one should ever go hungry! (Shout Out: “The OneLove Cupcake – A symbol of love, hope and happiness.” was painted by local Atlanta Artist, David Roper Jr.). How It All Began… Picture Orran Booher, Founder Our Story – About the Head Baker Dude: Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica as the 3rd of 4 children. His parents were interior decorators and taught him the trade. The Matriarch of the family, his mother, baked Jamaican Christmas cakes every Christmas and he was involved in every way since the time he could stand. Once the Head Baker Dude could see over the oven he started baking on his own with a box Pineapple Upside Down mix (I know, a box) and it came out great. Since the design gene was passed down, he redirected his talents into baking and started to make recipes from scratch and being the systematic person he is, working with recipes was right up his alley. He too began baking Christmas cakes as a teenager to the point where they were more popular than his Mother’s! Since he out baked his mom, he was kicked out of Jamaica (totally kidding) he relocated to the US at age 20. Taking time off he really didn’t start baking again until around his late 20’s where he began working with fondant style cakes. Enter Food & Wine magazine, the launch pad for his love of euro-style desserts. He started baking cakes for all his colleague’s birthdays. But after years of baking birthday cakes and watching his waistline grow, he began to make mini variations of the cakes, cakes that would fit in a cup… Yes, you guessed it, cupcakes. In 2012, the name Baker Dude (inspired by the cool name and fellow local ATL company – King of Pops) came to him but it wasn’t until 2015 it became a reality. After resigning from his job in August, Baker Dude was born a month later. Running Baker Dude out of his kitchen under a Cottage Food License, he began selling cupcakes online and when the new year came and everyone was on a diet (until February), he used the time to find a commercial baker so that the supply could catch up with the demand and reach a wider audience – BAM Baker Dude 2.0 at Farmer’s Markets came into sight as well as offering customers more of a variety online as well. When the Farmer’s Markets came to an end for the winter break, we were fortunate enough to land a retail spot at Peachtree Center Plaza and that gave birth to Baker Dude 3.0! Fast forward to July of 2017 when we said thank you and goodbye to Peachtree Center and hello to SunTrust Plaza landing a new spot operating a kiosk in the Food Court and Baker Dude 4.0 was born. We aren’t done yet! While we are sad to leave SunTrust Plaza after a great year, with great excitement we welcomed Baker Dude 5.0 – the Bakery Cafe in August 2018! Our first brick and mortar store at The Beacon Atlanta. ​ While 2020 was a very difficult year, we were able to pivot to weather the storm. Through the hardships came opportunities and so we have rebounded stronger than ever! In 2021 we continued our growth with Baker Dude 6.0 and opened a second location focused on our bestsellers in a retail fashion at The Chattahoochee Food Works in West Midtown! So far it’s going great and hopefully with your help we can continue expanding to became an Atlanta institution! ​This is our story, and we’re not done writing it as yet! ​ Orran Booher – The Baker Dude Proudly powered by Weebly

Grant Street Southeast 1039
Atlanta 30315 GA US
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Mon - Thurs, 8am - 2pm Fri - Sun, 8am - 8pm

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