These adorable desserts cleverly package all the flavor of a full-sized pastry into a miniature version that you don’t have to share.
My Sugar Pie
40 E. Pine St., Zionsville
In addition to supplying deserts to Cobblestone Grill, St. Elmo, and Harry and Izzy’s, this far-north shop rolls out scaled-down treats like individual “My Little Pies,” bite-sized mini pies, and pie pops on a stick. They’re available at farmers markets in Noblesville and Zionsville and by special order.
The Cake Bake Shop
6515 Carrollton Ave.
This Broad Ripple bakery gets a lot of praise for its divine french pastries and mile-high cakes, but it also whips up pretty-as-a-picture tarts, mini pies, and hand pies loaded with fruit.
534 Virginia Ave.
Pastry chef Zoe Taylor reinvents the pie with creations like this peach-and-port “Pop Rocks Pop Tart” sprinkled with fizzy candy and a savory, lace-braided pie flavored with beets, greens, and kimchi.
You’ll spy these delectable buttery-crusted babies made with locally sourced fruit on the menus at Bluebeard and Thunderbird. They also appear on the shelves of Goose the Market, Wildwood-Market, and Traders Point Creamery in heavenly renditions like tart cherry, blueberry-basil, and salted caramel apple.
Lisa’s Pie Shop
5995 S. U.S. 31, Atlanta
At this northern Hamilton County storefront, Lisa Sparks bakes six-inch versions of her full-size Dutch apple, pumpkin, and berry pies made from family recipes. To guarantee freshness, nothing in the shop hangs around longer than 24 hours. No need to worry; most of the inventory sells out daily.
Kim’s Kakery, Bakery and Cafe
5452 Madison Ave.
Although Kim’s is known for producing gorgeous custom wedding cakes and cupcakes, Greenwood residents also gravitate to this southside bakeshop for scaled-down versions of the luscious sugar cream pie and flaky blueberry and apple hand pies.
This article appeared in the October 2015 Issue.