Refined nostalgia is what draws customers to Baked
, a pair of rustic-chic bakeries owned by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito in Brooklyn, New York, and Charleston, South Carolina. The duo use pastry-chef techniques and high-quality ingredients in their old-fashioned American desserts, punching up flavors and intensifying textures. For O'
s big day, they made the Aunt Sassy, a pistachio cake with honey buttercream. "It's absolutely a favorite among customers," says Lewis.
Get the recipe: Baked's Pistachio Cake with Honey Buttercream
Plus: Matt Lewis's most nerve-wracking kitchen experience