Statewide Spring Nibbles for Easter Feasts

8 Rhode Island bakeshops getting ready for the bunny with carrot cakes, sweet breads, pies, and more


Flowers are blooming, the sun is out longer, and bakeshop cases are looking cute. Whether you’re hosting the family or planning a spring soiree, you can breathe a sigh of relief when it comes to desserts because these eight bakeries have rolled out some terrific sweets for April indulging.


Gingersnaps Bakery

How does a six-inch carrot cake frosted and topped with sugar cookie ears and feet, buttercream swirls, and fresh flowers sound? This woman-owned bakeshop has that and much more, including cupcakes, macarons, and paint-your-own-Easter-egg cookie kits. Lincoln,


Pastryland Bakery

Peeps, are you missing those ricotta or rice pies from back in the day? Take a little Rhode trip over to Pastryland and pick up a few of those bestsellers, as well as a loaf of their sensational sweet and colorful egg-in-the-center Easter breads – plus one lucky winner will take home a giant chocolate egg! Smithfield, Facebook: Pastryland Bakery


Poore Man Bakery

This Hope & Main-based bakery, established by a Le Cordon Bleu alum and pastry chef, has beautiful pastel-hued macaron boxes – a perfect host gift if you’re attending a spring fling. You can also special order their whimsical brownies topped with candy egg-filled nests or their mouth-watering cupcakes. Warren,


Silver Spoon Bakery

While they are probably most famous for their gourmet cupcakes, this darling Main Street patisserie with French flair expands their offerings to include seasonal deliciousness in the form of carrot or lemon blueberry cake, both cheerily decorated, as well as Cadbury egg blondies, sugar cookie kits, and more. East Greenwich,


Vesta Bakery

A tiny shop with a devoted following – tourists and long-time residents can’t get enough of their custom cakes and small-batch breads – Vesta brings an equally special Easter menu of mini chocolate mousse eggs, carrot cake cupcakes, and trays of Italian cookies (featuring lemon drops and pistachio cherry biscotti). Westerly,


Vienna Bakery

On any given day, locals flock to Vienna for their fresh bread, calzones, pizza, cannolis, and cookies. Come April, they unveil a huge selection of goodies including rice pies (chocolate or pineapple), bunny and basket cakes, small and large chocolate eggs, and cupcakes for Easter feasting. Barrington,


Wright’s Dairy Farm & Bakery

This family-run business added goodies like chocolate cream pies and baked goods to their offerings back in the ‘70s and never looked back. This year, they have everything from bunny cakes (chocolate or yellow) to their show-stopping centerpiece cake, a lemon confection with raspberry filling and Italian buttercream frosting. North Smithfield,


Zaccagnini’s Pastry Shoppe

Sure, you can go for the bakery pizza and dough boys, but during spring, you can’t leave without picking up some seasonal sweet treats. Regulars adore their ricotta pie, carrot cake squares, Easter basket cupcakes and bread, and custom cakes. Pawtucket, Facebook: Zaccagnini’s Pastry Shoppe



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