We're proud to have Pastry Chef Carrie Hudson at the helm of the bakery at West Egg. Our foray into desserts started with Ben's grandmother's recipe for Coca-Cola cake, which we reimagined as a cupcake, so it's only fitting that Carrie's passion for baking started with her own grandparents. Carrie grew up in a small town outside of Savannah, called Midway. She spent a lot of time with her grandparents, who had a huge garden. They cooked large family meals and baked breads and sweets daily. Carrie was put to work picking, snapping, shucking, canning and freezing! She learned a deep appreciation for the rewards of hard work and fresh wholesome food. After her first job as a baker, she moved to Atlanta to attend the Art Institute of Atlanta for Culinary Arts. She has been a baker/pastry chef ever since: at Alon’s and, most recently, H&F Bread Co. No surprise, as one who makes beautiful and delicious treats, Carrie feels like she expresses herself best through her food. "I love to see people light up when they taste something good. They make a special face that can't be replicated. That reaction drives my passion to achieve it again and again."
In addition to our award-winning Coca-Cola cupcakes, we generally feature red velvet cupcakes (but make sure to order in advance to ensure availability). Giant cookies may include oatmeal butterscotch, chocolate chip, bacon ginger, peanut butter, and oatmeal cranberry. You'll find muffins, scones and coffee cake to accompany your Batdorf & Bronson coffee. Other desserts include caramel cake, a variety of cheesecake, banana pudding with homemade vanilla wafers, whoopie pies, and seasonal pies. We make our own vanilla soft serve ice cream, which is available on its own, topped with chocolate or salted caramel, or in a Mexican Coke float. We also use it for milkshakes including orange creamsicle, Ghirardelli chocolate, and coffee made with freshly-pulled shots of Batdorf & Bronson espresso. Borrowing from the bakery, our cocktail menu includes boozy shakes such as bourbon chocolate and key lime pie (made with gin and lime).
All of our desserts are made in house, change regularly, and are subject to availability. At least 48 hours notice is requested for large and special orders. Please call 404.872.3973 to place orders (so that we may give you proper attention on the phone, please do not call with bakery orders until after 3:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday or between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm on weekdays). We will need a credit card number to reserve your order, but we will not charge that card unless you fail to pick up your order. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org