Little Barb's Bakery

Durham’s friendly neighborhood bakery

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Little Barb’s is an inclusive, creatively-focused bakery for all fellow cake lovers to come and get the cake of their dreams. Barb will take the unique concepts and ideas from her customers and turn those visions into tasty realities. Little Barb’s Bakery is a place where you can come to enjoy beautiful desserts of all kinds and feel inspired. Come visit Downtown Durham’s friendly neighborhood bakery!
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Barb’s passion for baking started at a young age when she would spend countless moments watching her grandmother perfect her iconic zucchini bread recipe. As the youngest of nine children, it was often hard to get a word in within her full household (as you can imagine!) so she always found herself speaking through the desserts she would make. Barb felt that one batch of perfectly gooey cookies could tell a story of a thousand words. Her love of baking, and the ability it gave her to express herself, drove Barb to develop her skills as a self-trained baker. Bake it till you make it, as they say!

Barb decided to quit her job in the healthcare field 10 months ago to chase after her ultimate dream of owning her own neighborhood bakery. It was then that Barb started baking specialty cakes and desserts for her friends and family to make their various occasions extra special (and extra sweet!). To her surprise, they were the slice of the party! With the growing support of her customers and community, Little Barb’s Bakery was born and bred.

Her vision for Little Barb’s Bakery is to create a warm, inclusive, creatively-focused neighborhood bakery for all of her fellow cake and dessert lovers to enjoy. It will be here where she will take the unique concepts and ideas from her customers and turn those visions into tasty realities. Little Barb’s will be a place where you can come to enjoy beautiful desserts of all kinds and feel inspired.