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Bakeries on the move: Legendary Doughnuts opens, Yummers moves

Fruity pebbles = crunchy doughnut topper at Legendary Doughnuts in Lakeland Hills. The Lake Tapps area bakery is opening a second outpost in Tacoma this November.

Hey, forget about elections for five minutes (but be sure to go here for intensely local elections coverage after your break). Instead, think about delicious pastries. Here’s an update on a cupcake shop that moved and a doughnut bakery that just opened on Sixth Avenue. Read on.
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Legendary Doughnuts to open Nov. 4 on Sixth Avenue in Tacoma

Fruity pebbles = crunchy doughnut topper at Legendary Doughnuts in Lakeland Hills. The Lake Tapps area bakery is opening a second outpost in Tacoma this November.

The Lake Tapps doughnut shop that’s duplicating itself on Sixth Avenue in Tacoma plans a Nov. 4 opening. Here’s a story I wrote back in August, but to bring you up to date if you don’t feel like clicking that link – the shop is owned by Shannon Patten, who opened Legendary Doughnuts in the Lakeland Hills neighborhood in May 2010 with the aid of her husband and their two sons – the oldest is a bakery employee and the youngest is the chief doughnut taster. Read more »


Coming to Sixth Avenue: Legendary Doughnuts, a novelty bakery

Sixth Avenue, it looks like you’re going to get your novelty doughnut shop after all. Legendary Doughnuts is expected to open around Nov. 1.

Back up a year when word splattered on Sixth like a dough bomb dropped into hot grease – a doughnut shop something like Portland’s Voodoo Doughnuts was rumored on its way to the corner of Sixth and South Fife Streets. Pastry lovers and foodies buzzed about Buck Naked Donuts, but it never came to be.

Enter Legendary Doughnuts, an established bakery in Auburn. Owner Shannon Patten told me by phone she’s signed the lease

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Digging into doughnuts: Finding the perfect D’oh

The storefront banner went up last May and the buzz followed: Buck Naked Donuts was on its way to the Sixth Avenue neighborhood. Facebook lit up with the news. Local food bloggers pondered the pending opening. Restaurant watchers theorized that it was a gritty Tacoma version of Portland’s Voodoo Doughnuts. I never did hear back from the owners to verify anything about the bakery.

We waited. And waited. The agent for the space recently put the space back up for lease, leaving us shouting a big, fat “D’oh!”The buzz around town got me thinking: If the mere announcement of

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Sweets on Sixth: Burning Cupcakes opens on Sixth Avenue, Buck Naked Donuts is on its way and Corina Bakery continues to produce stellar sweet treats

The peanut butter cupcake at Burning Cupcakes in Tacoma.

When Taressa Neal was selling candles for a living, she baked cupcakes for clients as gifts. She called them “burning” cupcakes.

The cupcakes lasted, the candles didn’t. The name stuck.

Last Saturday, Neal opened Burning Cupcakes in a small, low-slung building near Sixth Avenue and Stevens in the space that formerly housed Kitchen2Kitchen, a meals ready/catering outfit. Neal opened Burning Cupcakes with business partner JoAnn McCullon, who handles the operation side of the business while Neal is chief baker.

Burning Cupcakes aims to be a full-service dessert bakery with Read more »