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Best of Tacoma 2015: Best Dessert/Best Bakery

Corina Bakery

Corina Bakery offers award-winning cakes, pies and pastries. Photo credit: J.M. Simpson

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The winner of multiple awards, Corina Bakery is located right next to the iconic Grand Theater at 602 Fawcette Ave. in Tacoma. Known for its hand-crafted, baked-from-scratch cakes, pies and desserts, Corina Bakery continues to garner accolades.

And why not? When your menu offers not only creative and traditional cakes, pies, cheesecakes, cookies and breakfast items, but also delicious gluten-free, vegan and soy-free items, you're bound to turn heads.

The go-to place for special occasion cakes, Corina Bakery offers made-to-order, baked-from-scratch, beautifully designed cakes in an assortment of customizable flavors, fillings and frostings. It also features traditional and novelty specialty cakes such as German chocolate, classic carrot cake, tiramisu, and a mouthwatering Lavender Honey Cake. Cakes can be ordered in a 6- or 9-inch round shape, a one-quarter sheet cake, a half-sheet cake, mini cupcakes and regular cupcakes, serving groups of one to 50 or more.

Planning an upcoming event?  For a small fee, Corina offers tasting sessions and free design consultations. It also offers convenient online ordering on its website, Is it any wonder that it's become the local favorite of brides-to-be?

But Corina isn't just a world-class caterer and cake bakery. Stop by its shop for a cookie or brownie and a cup of locally roasted Valhalla coffee or Mad Hatter tea. When you're through, stop on the way out to purchase a pie or cheesecake to take home. The made-from-scratch pies and unique cheesecakes - such as the scrumptious chocolate and mint concoction known as a Grasshopper - can turn an ordinary Thursday evening into a celebration.

Hungry for breakfast? Corina offers a wonderful variety of traditional breakfast pastries as well as strata, quiche and tasty breakfast sandwiches. And did we mention Valhalla coffee?

CORINA BAKERY, open Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from  8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., 602 Fawcett Ave., Tacoma, 253.627.5070,

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