Smile Politely

Hop over to Hunny Bunny Bakes for memorable desserts

A College Brownie taking up a large portion of a small plate.
Matthew Macomber

Nestled next to the CU Flower House and Old Time Meat & Deli, Hunny Bunny Bakes has made cakes for the community for several years, both in and outside of the current storefront back when Hunny Bunny was based out of the owner’s home.

The outside of Honey Bunny Bakes with a glass store front and a flag outside the door on the sidewalk.
Matthew Macomber

Nowadays, customers can walk in and expect a frequently updated (at least monthly) inventory of baked goods ranging from cakes to cookies. The latter of these are constantly getting new designs on the sugar cookies as well. Although the bakery has walk-in choices each day, Hunny Bunny Bakes also takes semi-custom cake orders in different sizes, flavors, and writing on the cake.

Shelves holding decorated sugar cookies, chocolate chip cookie bags, and various party supplies.
Matthew Macomber

A rotating variety-pack selection of their signature cake jars are a popular favorite (that I made sure to try out). Hunny Bunny Bakes also carries t-shirts, cards, and assorted party supplies.

A small chocolate chip cookie taking up only a small amount of a small plate.
Matthew Macomber

For this review, I started with a bite-sized treat: a six-pack ($4.75) of chocolate chip cookies. Nice and buttery with just the right amount of chocolate chips to add flavor but kept my hands from a melty mess. Bite-sized, these cookies seemed like a great snack to bring to a tea party. They were a bit crunchier than soft, so keep that in mind if you prefer wholly crunchy or soft cookies.

College brownie with rainbow sprinkles.
College brownie at Hunny Bunny Bakes; Photo by Matthew Macomber

The college brownie ($6.00) was next on my list because I’m never one to skip out on indulgent dessert. A treat so rich I could feel my heart slowing down as I ate it, this dessert was best savored one chunk at a time. The foundation of this brownie was a chocolate chip Oreo cookie and a fudge brownie covered in chocolate ganache and rainbow sprinkles, making it amazingly decadent. I repeat, do not try to eat one of these all at once!

A stack of four different mini cake jars (“Love you Cherry Much”, “My Main Squeeze”, You’re Cakin’ Me Crazy”, and “You Red My Mind”)
Matthew Macomber

So that I could easily share and try many different flavors, I also got a variety pack of cake jars ($18). First of all, my partner and I loved the names! They were named “Love you Cherry Much,” “My Main Squeeze,” You’re Cakin’ Me Crazy,” and “You Red My Mind” — all fun puns that we very much appreciated. My partner most enjoyed the lemon mousse and cake in “My Main Squeeze” while I loved the cherry preserves on cherry cake in “Love you Cherry Much.” The one called “You’re Cakin’ My Crazy” tasted great with the strawberry frosting on strawberry cake, though the crumpled teddy grahams had gone soft, so they lost some of their texture. Though we both enjoyed “You Red My Mind,” as a red velvet cake with cheesecake mousse and buttercream frosting, it was also the least memorable.

A heart-shaped sugar cookie decorated with hard pink/white frosting with silver splatter.
Sugar cookie at Hunny Bunny Bakes; Photo by Matthew Macomber

Ending with something simple, it was time for the printed heart sugar cookie ($5). One of many different options, I chose this as a late valentines treat for my partner. We both liked this simple sugar cookie. I couldn’t help being reminded of Pop-Tarts frosting while eating it, which while unexpected was a fun surprise. The fun of Hunny Bunny sugar cookies are the different designs and shapes, so pick whichever ones are the best fit for you.

Shelf display showing various full-sized example cakes.
Matthew Macomber

And with that, I’ve covered a decent variety of what Hunny Bunny Bakes makes! Although I didn’t touch on them here, they also bake cinnamon rolls, macarons, and many other varieties of cakes and decorated sugar cookies. It’s a dangerous place indeed for anyone with a sweet tooth! With how much we enjoyed their February cake jars, I can’t wait to see what they make in future months.

Hunny Bunny Bakes
2004 S Neil St
M 8 a.m. to noon
T-Th 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
F 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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