Follow Friday: Baked Goodies

It's that time again. We've compiled a small but meaningful list of great Twitter accounts for any Phoenix foodie to follow. We had a hankering for some treats and thought we'd share some of the Phoenix bakeries on twitter, plus some bonus cupcake love.

Cupcake Cafe AZ (@CupcakeCafeAZ) We can find Nicki Danner Anderson's cupcakes online and at the Tempe Farmer's Market grocery store.  She makes many favorites but throws in some twists with an Irish Guiness cupcake, cupcake jars, carrot cake with edible glitter, churro cupcake and even a savory Chicago deep-dish classic.

Tim & Joan O'Connor (@HoneyMoonSweets)
A Tempe fave for 13 years, Tim and Joan O'Connor are lovingly crafting cakes, cheesecakes, bar cookies, fruit pies (for summer), breakfast treats and just about anything made with flour, sugar and butter. We even saw them at Caramelpalooza. If you're needing to find something to do indoors this summer, give them a holler, they also offer tours.

Gluten-Free Creations (@GFreeBakeryCafe)
Celiacs and fad dieters rejoice, we have an outstanding resource in the Valley for wheat-free, gluten-free, and even some dairy-free treats - and they tweet. They are certified gluten-free and are supplying a whole lotta local restaurants (many pizza joints like Barros and Spinatos.) Check out that list and all their other baked desirables, like donuts. Follow their tweets to get the very latest.

Simply Sweets (@simplysweets)
Dana Brown bakes up some lovely sweets in Scottsdale. She makes custom cakes and cupcakes for any occasion. Brown has an updated blog with some of their favorites. We'd love these for a summer pool get-together.

Tammie Coe (@tammiecoecakes)
While Tammie Coe isn't an avid tweeter (less than 20 tweets in total) we still love her drapey cakes and sour cream sugar cookies.

Treehouse Vegan Bakery (@treehousebakery)
If you're avoiding egg and dairy, Treehouse has your desserts covered. They make cakes, cookies, muffins, pies, and uncheesecakes for you to enjoy without feeling deprived. Find them at the Downtown Phoenix Public Market (@PHXPublicMarket).

Urban Cookies (@urbancookies)
Husband and wife sweeties Brady and Shawn Breese's adorable Phoenix shop gives us a small and sweet place to hang while we run away from the sun. This summer, they're offering a new flavor cupcake every week and if you want to follow the flavors, follow their tweets. They've already had Irish Coffee and Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes. We can't wait to see what they have for us in the coming weeks.

Cupcake Love-In (@cupcakelovein)
To round out our cupcake/baked twitter list, we had to feature Cupcake Love-In. The next big event is in October, where we can get silly eating some of the Valley's most wonderful little cakes. While we have been patiently waiting for October to arrive, there have been some sprinkled events since the last big love-in. For instance, there was a the Cupcake Crawl that happened a few weeks ago on June 16th benefitting @Crisis_Nursery. You'd better get those tweets to follow the cupcakes.

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