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🍓🍓🍓 Strawberry season is finally upon us! With it, we bring you our newest pastry — the Strawberries and Cream Croissant...
04/26/2024

🍓🍓🍓 Strawberry season is finally upon us! With it, we bring you our newest pastry — the Strawberries and Cream Croissant (created by Amity!). We craft them using local Albion strawberries from with layers of lightly sweetened chantilly and vanilla bean pastry cream, all sandwiched inside our flaky and buttery classic croissant. The strawberries are perfection and grown hydroponically. You can just *taste* the care and attention they receive. We believe that they are best tasted simply and as fresh as possible.

To finish, we dust the croissants with powdered sugar and a strawberry drizzle. This pastry is encapsulates the flavor of spring in a croissant. Come visit in store to taste for yourself. We’re so excited for you all to try them! 🍓🍓🍓

One of our most popular pastries, ube milk buns, will continue to be on our menu through April! The signature purple ube...
04/24/2024

One of our most popular pastries, ube milk buns, will continue to be on our menu through April! The signature purple ube cream that fills these buns have an earthy flavor that’s aromatic, mildly nutty and is complemented by coconut milk. Ube continues to be one of our favorite flavors to add to our pastries for its subtle flavor as well as its vibrant color. 😋

Our jasmine tea comes from our friends at . To get the real tea flavor in these whole leaf teas, jasmine flowers are lay...
04/13/2024

Our jasmine tea comes from our friends at . To get the real tea flavor in these whole leaf teas, jasmine flowers are layered in between the teas as they dry to impart a true jasmine scent. In the bakery, we steep the tea overnight before making our pastry creams to give you a really rich and fragrant flavor that we have all come to love in this beautiful blue bun.

You can find these Jasmine Milk Buns in our monthly Bake Sum box that you can pre-order at hotplate.com/bakesum (link in bio). Want to grab one or two? Order by walking in to our store on Grand Ave Mon & Thurs 8am-2pm and Fri-Sun 8am-3pm. We hope to see you soon!

Our green onion croissants are a mashup of the northern Chinese style pancakes, which are fluffy and leavened, and the s...
03/26/2024

Our green onion croissants are a mashup of the northern Chinese style pancakes, which are fluffy and leavened, and the southern Chinese pancakes that are crunchier, flatter, and layered with oil and salt. The Bake Sum GO croissant, as it is lovingly referred to in the store, is a stylish twist on green onion pancakes, we fold our croissants with loads of black and white sesame seeds and load them with fresh green onions, kadoya sesame oil, and maldon sea salt. For all the allium lovers out there 🫶🏽🧅.

We’re open Monday & Thursday 8am-2pm and Friday-Sunday 8am-3pm. Stop by for some delicious bites!

Pre-orders for the remainder of March are live at hotplate.com/bakesum (also linked in our bio). Walk-up ordering is always welcome during our open hours, pastries are available as they come out of the kitchen. If you want to guarantee your fave pastries will be in stock when you stop by, we definitely encourage you to order ahead online!

🍓+ 🍵 = a matcha made in heaven. You can now eat your strawberry matcha latte, in addition to drinking it!This month’s fe...
03/07/2024

🍓+ 🍵 = a matcha made in heaven. You can now eat your strawberry matcha latte, in addition to drinking it!

This month’s featured croissant bun is filled with a deliciously rich matcha pastry cream (made with matcha) that has house-made strawberry jam folded into it. We roll the bun in matcha sugar and top it off with a dollop of toasted meringue and a light dusting of dried strawberry powder.

You can pop in to our store this month to try our Strawberry Matcha Bun or pre-order for Oakland pick-up at hotplate.com/bakesum (also linked in our bio)!

We are excited to bring you all some new, fun and fresh spring flavors. This menu has a ton of fan favorites that we hop...
02/29/2024

We are excited to bring you all some new, fun and fresh spring flavors. This menu has a ton of fan favorites that we hope you will love.

We’re kicking off March with a menu change. We’re bringing back the beloved Pandan Milk Buns, as well as the Jasmine Tea Milk Buns and Strawberry Matcha Buns. Our jasmine mochi bites and jasmine milk buns have jasmine tea steeped into each pastry, giving you floral and tea aromas and then finished with blue pea powder for visual interest. Thanks to our friends at for supplying us with the jasmine tea.

If you’re a big fan of teas who also happens to love delicious pastries, be sure to stop by this month!

We have exciting news! If you haven’t heard already, we’re going to be featured as a favorite Bay Area dining destinatio...
02/08/2024

We have exciting news! If you haven’t heard already, we’re going to be featured as a favorite Bay Area dining destination on tonight’s episode of Check, Please! Bay Area from ! Alongside and , our episode takes you through three delicious eats in SF, Petaluma, and our little pink bakery in Oakland. We cannot wait for you all to catch us on TV, where you’ll be getting behind-the-scenes footage of our bakery, pastries, and more!

For those of you that aren’t familiar with Check, Please! it is a show by Bay Area locals for Bay Area locals. Three folks come together to nominate their favorite locations and then take each other to eat at those locations. The team at Check, Please! means business and they spent nearly a full day with us to capture all the footage you will see this week!

We also just wanted to give a huge thank you to all of YOU, our community, family and friends. Thank you for following us along our journey and letting us bake for you.

Watch tonight, 2/8 on 9 at 7:30PM (we’ll also have a link to the livestream in our bio as well). We’ll be watching right there with you all. Pictured is with the Croissubi, our iconic Spam Musubi Croissant.

Lunar New Year is always a special time of year for us at Bake Sum (and always a busy one too!).We grew up celebrating t...
01/31/2024

Lunar New Year is always a special time of year for us at Bake Sum (and always a busy one too!).

We grew up celebrating this new year that not as many people would understand with all its customary colors, flavors and menus. The season is meant as both an opportunity to bring family and friends together and an opportunity for more healing, love and togetherness, which is more important now than ever before.

It’s also a time to let in more prosperity and set up all the good things that are to come in the Year of the Dragon for 2024. We look forward to celebrating with you.

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Lunar New Year is special to us because of all fun symbolism that exists in our food. Here are a few ways our pastries represent good fortune for the New Year:

Pineapple Milk Bun: Symbolizing fortune coming to you, they’re filled with a pineapple cream scented with magrut lime and lime zest.
Black Sesame Kumquat Bun: Kumquats symbolize good fortune and good luck. We painstakingly cut these tiny fruits and transform them into a luscious kumquat marmalade. We swirl the jam in with a toasted black sesame creme patisserie.
Red Bean Milk Bun: Symbolizing love and fidelity, we cook the beans with aged orange peel (ours is aged from 2021!) and finished with a bit of orange zest.

Pre-orders are live at the link in our bio (:

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We are absolutely OBSESSED with our new merch designed by the lovely and ridiculously talented . Our brand new  reusable...
01/17/2024

We are absolutely OBSESSED with our new merch designed by the lovely and ridiculously talented . Our brand new reusable bags combine the classic look of a traditional Asian takeout bag with our take on the iconic co**ha bun.

Conchas are traditional Mexican sweet bread rolls that we also ❤️; we’ve taken our own spin on them by incorporating tons of unique Asian flavors with colorful co**ha tops and fillings in our milk bread buns. These pastries have been with us since the start of our journey and we love this iconography for Bake Sum.

These spacious and sturdy bags can be used to carry everything; they can fit two Bake Sum boxes at a time or a few items from our growing Asian retail selection (; Come by the store to snag one and have a new, cute, and reusable way to rep your favorite neighborhood bakery!

Happy 2024 everyone! We heard you loud and clear and the pandan buns are officially back—that is until our Lunar New Yea...
01/08/2024

Happy 2024 everyone! We heard you loud and clear and the pandan buns are officially back—that is until our Lunar New Year menu drops!

January pre-orders (for both Oakland and Berkeley pick-ups) are available now at the link in our bio.

Some folks may recognize our Berkeley location from pop ups past. We never left this location (because of how much pastry we make each week!) but finally have enough folks on the team to start selling many of our pastries again here. It’s a treat because it’s almost like a throwback to Bake Sum’s early days. For those that are in a rush or that struggle to find parking in Oakland, this is the better location for pick up. While we are trialing out to figure out what works, come say hi and see what we are mixing and working on for the day.

We’ve been working hard to make more cakes and tarts available as well. Our recommendation is to preorder ahead to guarantee yourself a cake, babka, select pastries, and our classic Bake Sum boxes, featuring our most popular items, for pick-up! We hope to see both new and old faces in the new year.

That’s a wrap on 2023, folks! 🎉Words cannot express how grateful we are for all your support and encouragement. We are h...
12/31/2023

That’s a wrap on 2023, folks! 🎉

Words cannot express how grateful we are for all your support and encouragement. We are honored and humbled to serve up pastries that we hope bring bits of joy into your lives.

Hat tip to our amazing crew for showing up day in, day out—shoutout to Amity, Alvina, Ari, Bea, Celadon, Day, James, Joanne, Juan, Kai, Matt, Milan, and Sammy. It is truly an immense team effort.

Growth is challenging; we are always striving to build a bakery that aims to sustain our team, community, and customers. Thank you for sticking with us as we continue to learn and grow.

We cannot wait to do even bigger and better things in the new year and show you what we’ve been working on. Wishing you all a safe and wonderful year in 2024—cheers!

We will be closed New Year’s Day and are resuming normal hours on 1/4. We look forward to baking for everyone in the new year!

P.S. Black sesame babkas will be available through Lunar New Year 😉

Black Sesame Babkas are back! Our classic holiday loaves are loaded with swirls of toasted black sesame paste. They’re f...
12/17/2023

Black Sesame Babkas are back! Our classic holiday loaves are loaded with swirls of toasted black sesame paste.

They’re fluffy, rich, and decadent. After testing and trialing several sizes, iterations, formats, and shapes, we are so excited to bring you this babka to share with friends and family. Available in store on weekends only.

Swipe to see a stunning cross section (:

Yes, our Chocolate Chunk Cookie at Bake Sum is delicious! 😋proud to be recognized for its understated elegance. Now taki...
12/06/2023

Yes, our Chocolate Chunk Cookie at Bake Sum is delicious! 😋proud to be recognized for its understated elegance.

Now taking holiday orders for pick up (https://www.hotplate.com/bakesum) and delivery too! (https://www.exploreneon.com/store/restaurant/595/?)

And yes, that chubby cookie on the bottom of this stack is ours’. The perfect blend of crispy edges and gooey center with tons of Valrhona chocolate chunks throughout.

These are the best chocolate chip cookies in the Bay Area, according to a blind taste test.

Introducing our newest pastry, the Honeycomb Kinako Bun! Created by Amity (), this bun has an inviting toasted soybean f...
11/14/2023

Introducing our newest pastry, the Honeycomb Kinako Bun!

Created by Amity (), this bun has an inviting toasted soybean flavor that is simply perfect for the fall. The pastry is topped with golden dalgona bits that melt into a honey-like syrup with each bite, making it a delicious marriage of a flaky exterior and sweet, smooth center. With its warm and nutty flavors, the Honeycomb Kinako Bun embodies the feeling of comfort—like being embraced by a hug!

Holiday pre-orders available at the link in our bio!

Open Monday and Thursday 8am-2pm, Friday through Sunday 8am-3pm.

Andrea’s Viet Mocha Cakes are in the house! We introduced these lovely cakes back in September at the book signing we ho...
10/24/2023

Andrea’s Viet Mocha Cakes are in the house!

We introduced these lovely cakes back in September at the book signing we hosted for and her amazing cookbook inspired by traditional Vietnamese cooking (shoutout to !). We used Andrea’s recipe featured in her plant-based cookbook to make these cakes to serve at the event. Because of how much love they’ve received since then, we decided to continue to have them available in-store!

If you haven’t gotten the chance to try ‘em—this is your sign to stop by and pick some up! 😋

Pre-orders available for pick-up Thursday-Monday at the link in our bio (:

Happy Filipino American History Month!This weekend we kicked off FAHM with Ari’s Sari Sari serving fresh shaved Halo Hal...
10/03/2023

Happy Filipino American History Month!

This weekend we kicked off FAHM with Ari’s Sari Sari serving fresh shaved Halo Halo to celebrate the return of our Halo Halo Buns.

For those of you unfamiliar, Halo Halo is a Filipino shaved ice dessert. Literally translating to “mix mix”, halo halo contains a base of shaved ice, evaporated milk and whatever assortment of toppings desired.

In Ari’s halo halo, they enjoy jackfruit, red beans, green sugar palm fruit, cheese and corn ice cream, ube ice cream and nata de coco with a cube of leche flan and a fresh raspberry inspired by the halo halo former teammate Jay Foronda served them years ago when we first celebrated Filipino American History Month together.

As we welcome back the Halo Halo Bun, we’re reflecting on all the ways we as a team experience the “mix” of coming together and sharing. The mix of carrying our cultures, the nuance that history invites for us to continue re-imagining and building on those cultures. Naks!

Pre-order your specialty FAHM treats at the link in our bio!

Strawberry Matcha Buns ready for pre-order at the link in our bio! Pick-ups available from 10am-2pm. Get your hands on ‘...
09/20/2023

Strawberry Matcha Buns ready for pre-order at the link in our bio!

Pick-ups available from 10am-2pm. Get your hands on ‘em before we sell out!

Front of House work at Bake Sum has been one of the most challenging things to hire for.When we first opened our doors, ...
09/18/2023

Front of House work at Bake Sum has been one of the most challenging things to hire for.

When we first opened our doors, we had Mel (not photographed), Jordan, Leean and Ari at the helm of the shop. Together we asked questions, shared experiences and worked hard to piece what we felt was Bake Sum’s version of customer service.

At the heart of how we serve and how we engage with our customers, is a deep sense of self. Everything we do is an extension of how we receive kindness as well as how we invite curiosity, with the added insight of “are we capable of doing this 200 times a day?”

A lot of what is warm and sweet about our cute little bake shop is owed to the dedication and innovation of this team.

This year we’ve said farewell to two of our original foh teammates and we cannot stress enough how much of an impact they’ve made.

With a heavy heart, we’re excited to see both Leean and Jordan as community members, and not just coworkers.

Whether you grew up celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival or not, our mooncake box is a treat to grab while you still can....
09/12/2023

Whether you grew up celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival or not, our mooncake box is a treat to grab while you still can.

Not only was this box made with love but it’s cute, it’s delicious, and it’s the cute pink box you need to share.

Enjoy our unique and delectable flavor combinations, and exquisitely designed box under the moonlight this year - link for this year’s limited edition mooncakes and custom bake sum pre-orders at the link in our bio.

New Bake Sum Menu! This month enjoy Jasmine Milk Buns, Strawberry Matcha Buns and Mooncakes galore! Check out the full S...
08/30/2023

New Bake Sum Menu!

This month enjoy Jasmine Milk Buns, Strawberry Matcha Buns and Mooncakes galore!

Check out the full September pastry menu on our story/highlights.

Link in our bio to place your pre-orders :)

Open Monday and Thursday 8am-2pm, Friday through Sunday 8am-3pm.

Last week to enjoy the Yuzu Meringue Bun and Pineapple Bun so swing by before they’re off-menu! Pre-orders available at ...
08/22/2023

Last week to enjoy the Yuzu Meringue Bun and Pineapple Bun so swing by before they’re off-menu!

Pre-orders available at the link in our bio for those of you trying to get ahead of the weekend.

See you soon!

We are officially open an additional hour every day for midday strolls and later lunch-ers looking for a treat to round ...
08/08/2023

We are officially open an additional hour every day for midday strolls and later lunch-ers looking for a treat to round out their afternoon.
 
Monday and Thursday 8am-2pm
Friday through Sunday 8am-3pm
 
Take a stroll through Grand Avenue and let the summer sun kiss your cheeks over a Thai Iced Tea and Yuzu Meringue Bun at the cute pink tables in the front.

Pre-orders live at the link in our bio.

Our small and mighty team of bakers and baristas got a chance to get together this past week for our company picnic. Wor...
08/05/2023

Our small and mighty team of bakers and baristas got a chance to get together this past week for our company picnic. Working as hard as we do early in the morning to put together all these intricate pastries each and every week, we don’t always get to all come together to share a meal and a bright sun shiny day at Lake Temescal.

I’m grateful for the time to just hang out. I’m grateful to do what we do each and every day. I’m grateful for the chance to work with the most hard working, and kick ass group of folks that I’ve ever seen.

A small reminder to cherish these last little bits of summer and to appreciate everything and everyone around you.

Thank you to .i.c.h.o.z for a lovely peruvian lunch
Thank you to .alkalirye for all our beverages

Did someone say Halo Halo Bun?They’re back early and for an extremely limited time this month.Pre-orders are live at the...
03/06/2023

Did someone say Halo Halo Bun?

They’re back early and for an extremely limited time this month.

Pre-orders are live at the link in our bio and we will very likely sell out of the limited number to prep for a busy weekend so order yours now!

Last call for Yuzu Meringue Buns! New menu gets published next week but until then, get ‘em while we’ve got ‘em! The fol...
03/01/2023

Last call for Yuzu Meringue Buns!

New menu gets published next week but until then, get ‘em while we’ve got ‘em!

The following items will be taking a break from our menu as of next week:
•Yuzu Meringue Bun
•Pineapple Milk Bun
•Red Bean Milk Bun
•Lilikoi Mochi Bute
•Cheesy Jalapeño Croissant

The Yuzu Meringue Buns will move fast so pre-order yours in a Bake Sum Box asap at the link in our bio!

Bake Sum is excited to support Ari Daoheuang at  this Sunday.In homage to their childhood, Ari will be preparing a vegan...
02/13/2023

Bake Sum is excited to support Ari Daoheuang at this Sunday.

In homage to their childhood, Ari will be preparing a vegan Lugaw (a Filipino rice soup) with aromatics inspired by Arroz Caldo which is traditionally prepared with chicken, ginger and garlic.

Ari will be serving soup and sass alongside and at from 5pm-7pm.

Donations from this event will benefit , a youth-powered community organization bringing creative movement and making to queer/trans folks through workshops and dances.

Have you placed your pre-order yet? This week’s Bake Sum Box will feature a Yuzu Meringue Bun, Red Bean Milkbun, one of ...
02/08/2023

Have you placed your pre-order yet?

This week’s Bake Sum Box will feature a Yuzu Meringue Bun, Red Bean Milkbun, one of each of our Mochi Bite, Almond Cake, Okonomiyaki Danish and Green Onion Croissant.

Pre-orders close soon so get to the link in our bio before we sell out!

Bake Sum is hiring! We’re looking for people with a strong team ethic. Experience not required. We enjoy training and le...
01/31/2023

Bake Sum is hiring!

We’re looking for people with a strong team ethic. Experience not required. We enjoy training and learning together. However, it doesn’t hurt if you know how to hold a knife or mix a dough, or talk to customers - all of those skills are appreciated.

We’re looking for people with at least 3 days of availability that can range from Thursday to Sunday.

If you or someone you know likes pastries and has some time to learn how we do them, we are accepting resumes at [email protected].

Last week for kumquats at Bake Sum so head to the link in our bio to preorder a Black Sesame Bun with Kumquats before we...
01/30/2023

Last week for kumquats at Bake Sum so head to the link in our bio to preorder a Black Sesame Bun with Kumquats before we sell out.

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3249 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA
94610

Opening Hours

Friday 11am - 2pm
Saturday 11am - 2pm

Telephone

+14155069298

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