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Favor Desserts


5607 NC-55
Durham, NC 27713
Phone: (919) 908-9264
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Photo of Brett Kah Brett Kah
Sep 19, 2020 5

We got a slice of banana and red velvet. Both were delicious. Highly recommend

Photo of Matt Schedler Matt Schedler
Sep 26, 2020 5

TREMENDOUS! Can not recommend this bakery highly enough. Tried it for the first time with a German chocolate cake for a birthday... soooooo good! If you're looking for tasty treats, look no further.

Photo of April Reviere April Reviere
Oct 6, 2020 5

Delicious cakes and a story of overcoming bad choices and using that past to help others and the community. That's somebody I will always get behind. Plus, the cake is amazing!! We bought 5 different kinds to be sure, lol.

Photo of Candy Elliott Candy Elliott
Oct 18, 2020 5

I ordered a cake for my friend’s birthday based on the reviews and I was not disappointed. The carrot cake was beyond moist and everyone raved about it. The customer service was wonderful, too. I plan to use them from now on. And I will be going back to taste the other cakes soon. I can not recommend them highly enough!

Photo of Raushanah Rodgers Raushanah Rodgers
Oct 21, 2020 5

Perfection, moistness, flavor, favor, sweet paradise. This business is blessed and my family will continue to patronize Favor Desserts for every birthday, holiday and just because day. Keep up the good work y’all!

Photo of Laura Phoenix Laura Phoenix
Nov 16, 2020 5

I used to occasionally get single pieces of cake at Dulce, which is a very nice bakery. Someone told me this place had legit German chocolate cake though. I am obsessed with German chocolate cake and nobody else in Durham knows how to make it. Favor initially distressed me somewhat because I couldn’t figure out how to get what I wanted (every cake isn’t available every day). So I showed up and tried some other kinds of cake. Even cakes I’m not normally wild about are absurdly good. The German chocolate is a revelation. Why did I mention Dulce at the beginning? I used to think they had the best carrot cake ever and I didn’t figure it could be topped. I was wrong. A friend and I did blind taste tests. Seriously, this place is life changing. I don’t go to Dulce much anymore.

Photo of M. P. M. P.
Sep 18, 2020 4

Nice store, nice staff, convenient parking. I bought 5 different combos. All were nicely moist with about 2x the amout of icing I needed... although, the dolop of icing does look cute. --Chocolate cake with white icing. Too sweet for me. I might consider buying one sans icing, but probably not for $3.50. --Strawberry cake - fruity/jammy flavor, tasty. Not just a tsp of strawberry flavoring. --Lemon pound cake is really, nice, bright, lightly tangy. Would love a tiny loaf with a dainty stripe of icing. I opted to cut the lemon slice in half (top&bottom layers), the icing is sweet (gratfully not as sweet as white or pink icing) and a wedge of pound cake is rather substantial. I'm wishing for less icing, on everything. --Carrot cake is one of my favorites... I have yet to try this one. I see huge nut particles and fine shreds of carrots. Saving it for this evening... followed by some kind of massive workout. I wish the prices and combinations were labeled. The counter clerk was very knowledgable, but with about 17 combos of the same 7 cakes and 3 icings that I lost track. Its nice a nice treat to buy something already baked, I understand you have to make a living, and I like supporting local businesses especially eateries... but $3.50 for a cupcake is the same cost as a whole box mix + can of icing. (I like to make from scratch, but its one way to compare)... or compare to a slice? I recommend Favor if you're looking for a cake or cupcake treat.

Photo of Alverta Branch Alverta Branch
Jan 7, 2021 5

Favor Desserts The Cakes And Cupcakes Are Amazing The Staff Are Great If You Have A Sweet Tooth Favor Is Where You Need To Go You Will Be Glad You Did 😋

Photo of Pat M Pat M
Jan 30, 2021 5

I have been getting Favor Desserts cupcakes for a couple of years now and today picked up a layer cake. Their stuff is always rich and delicious. The beauty of their sweets is in the simplicity - you’re not going to get some artsy frilly cakes with no substance. You’re going to get a thick hearty cake with the perfect amount of frosting and the added bonus of supporting a local business that does a lot of good for the Durham community.

Photo of Robin G Robin G
Jan 18, 2021 5

On top of having the best red velvet cake in the area I must brag about the service. I stopped by today (MLK Day) because I happened to be in Durham. It looked like they were closed. Dang it! Mr. Hester popped out the door to tell me they were closed but asked what I wanted (see above) and waved me in. THANK YOU! He did not have to do that, at all. Disappointment➡️gracious➡️satisfied. Thanks so much, Mr. Hester. I will keep singing the praises of the cake AND the service. Oh, and the 5 flavor pound cake is on point too! Go get you some.

Photo of Irenia Strickland Irenia Strickland
Feb 13, 2021 5

Omgggg sooooo delicious. I’m craving some as I speak now. Tastes made from scratch. Loaded with flavors and yumminess. A good variety. They were at my events I’ve attended. Local and black owned. Go support.

Photo of Dee Menser Dee Menser
Mar 28, 2021 4

Delicious desserts. Very good customer service. Clean and very nice accommodations. A tad bit pricey. Other than that excellent.

Photo of Paula Harrell-Brunson Paula Harrell-Brunson
Apr 2, 2021 5

We have been customers since 2012 have enjoyed every cake and cupcakes we have tasted. Keep up the great work. Continue blessing.

Photo of Ally Lange Ally Lange
Apr 16, 2021 5

Had the red velvet cupcake. It was delicious and the cream cheese frosting was perfect. When you go to even smaller cake places, you can just tell they were made in a large batch. These cupcakes taste like my mom made them. Just great!

Photo of Leanna Reddick Leanna Reddick
Jun 6, 2021 5

I got a red velvet cupcake and it was absolutely delightful. The young lady who waited was especially kind. I will definitely be going back.

Photo of Steven Mora Steven Mora
Jun 21, 2021 5

The best of the best. A must try. You won't find any better in the triangle. What an amazing experience. So friendly you'll be back sooner than you imagined

Photo of April Chambers April Chambers
Jul 21, 2021 5

Kewan’s deserts are ALWAYS moist, tasty, and ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!! Every time I order they are on point! As a business owner myself Consistency & Quality products is the key to a sustaining & satisfying customers. Best Cakes in The Raleigh/Durham area!!

Photo of Emily Kicklighter Emily Kicklighter
Jul 11, 2021 5

We've tried 5 different flavors of cake (Lemon, Carrot, Red Velvet, 5 Flavors Pound Cake, and Pineapple). Everyone worth the $6.00. Also, the staff was very patient with us as we look a long time trying to decide which 5 to choose.

Photo of Sandra Tillman Sandra Tillman
Jul 31, 2021 5

My sisters and I recently purchased a layered chocolate cake and we assure you that it is taste above any other in town. The flavor really do transport you to the golden years of youth. We recommend that you take a trip to Favor and try any dessert on the menu, you will not be disappointed! Both the quality of cakes and customer service are A+.

Photo of Stanley Reid Stanley Reid
Sep 10, 2021 5

Very Courteous Staff. One taste of any product will have you immediately hooked. Pricey but well worth it.

Photo of Tiff L Tiff L
Jul 31, 2021 4

As you all know, I have a serious sweet tooth. My friend’s birthday is Sunday and I happened to be in town for work and wanted to have an early celebration with her. I found Favor Desserts and decided to check them out. The service was excellent. They had friendly staff, a clean bakery, and adequate parking. I couldn’t decide what to select so I picked up 4 pieces to share. The cake was delicious! They also had cupcakes in the case, but I didn’t try any of them. The five flavor pound cake was flavorful, dense, but yet still moist which is difficult to achieve in a pound cake. I love icing and all the slices had plenty. I know you are asking “why 4 stars?” The bakery uses Clover. I was able to check-in, but the staff did not know how to use the app. It appears their loyalty card is through Clover. Employees should learn to use the app. I love a good loyalty program, but it doesn’t matter if it can’t be used properly. Other than that minor thing, I have no complaints. I’ll be stopping in the next time l’m in Durham to visit their new store and get some delicious cake!

Photo of RJ Smiles RJ Smiles
Jul 7, 2020 5

These savory delicious desserts were worth my drive! I live in North Raleigh and heard wonderful things about the cakes! Well hunny chile the cakes are heavenly! The customer service from the counter was exceptional, what a well mannered respectful young man. The coffee condiment counter was pristine clean. The lobby was inviting and cozy. The prices are extremely reasonable and the portions are generous. You will be more than delighted. I shall return!

Photo of Safiya Arif Safiya Arif
Oct 3, 2019 5

Tried the red velvet and carrot cake. PERFECTION. I just wish they had more flavors. Favor Desserts and The Cupcake Shoppe are so far the top 2 cupcake places for me. I like the simplicity of Favor Desserts - it’s all about their products and their flavor. Definitely will be back for more!

Photo of Wilma  Oliver Wilma Oliver
Oct 7, 2019 5

Favor Desserts is my go to place for custom cakes. I have ordered several cakes there for various functions at our church. Whenever I place an order, the product is available on time and always looks and taste fabulous. I sometimes buy cakes by the slice. It is hard trying to decide which one to purchase because they all look wonderful. Best of all, I enjoy supporting a locally owned business. Kudos to Favor Desserts! I would have posted a picture of the cake, but there was not anything left!

Photo of Jon Champion Jon Champion
Sep 6, 2019 5

I stopped in to buy concert tickets (Art of Cool Festival) and could not resist the delicious treats. Wow! Tasty cakes, cookies, cupcakes and more! Great service! On my must visit often list! Rushed home to take this pic! Thanks all!

Photo of Crystal Gray Crystal Gray
Sep 24, 2019 5

The best cake I've had in a very long time. The people were kind and friendly. I will definitely be back

Photo of Laura Catalano Laura Catalano
Nov 15, 2019 5

I'm just gonna give 5 stars even tho I havent tried. What you've done comming up from nothing is amazing and an inspiration that can go 1000 miles further with others the same way. I absolutely love baking. Turning simple things into something sweet is awsome.

Photo of M.R. M.R.
Dec 10, 2019 4

I love this place! My only complaint is they never have pineapple. I caught it once and every since then, the answer is “not today.” I stopped coming because that was the only reason I came but I still love this place!

Photo of Andrew Chaves Andrew Chaves
Dec 17, 2019 5

Fantastic cakes, knowledgeable employees, great atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Photo of Danielle L. Danielle L.
Mar 4, 2020 5

Favor Desserts Truck came to my job on today! We were very pleased at the Customer Service displayed. Our only disappointment was that bossman did not have more cake. We were anticipating the Neopolitan and Multi-flavored pound cake! Overall, Job Well Done

Photo of Kara Black Kara Black
Jul 14, 2019 5

If you like moist, dense carrot cakes with lots of texture, nuts and a rich cream cheese frosting, may I suggest you take a short drive to Favor Desserts on 55 near 54.

Photo of Brittney Henry Brittney Henry
Mar 28, 2020 5

Very delicious cupcakes with real cream cheese icing- MY FAVE!! I have never tried anything but cupcakes, but all their goods look delicious. The associate up front is very friendly and knows pricing, with tax included, by heart. Support a small business with impeccable products and patronize Favor Desserts.

Photo of Leslie Haith Leslie Haith
May 23, 2020 5

I got my favorite cake from here O my goodness. Let's just say 👏👏👏 on your German Chocolate cake! And your carrot cake is awesome!

Photo of Matthew Cloues Matthew Cloues
Jun 5, 2020 5

Cake bakery that is a true treat. Cakes are just so moist and flavorful. The flavors are both simple and complex at the same time. They regularly have a variety of cake slices and cupcakes available. And of course they sell full cakes as well which can be ordered. The carrot cake is my personal favorite but I have had a slice that I haven’t loved. If you haven’t been, this is a must visit type of place.

Photo of Andreina Barthly Andreina Barthly
Jun 5, 2020 4

Definitely some seriously good moist cake. The only thing I am not crazy about is the icing used on the cakes, I wish they were a bit less heavy and sweet. I loved the red velvet but wish it had the traditional cream cheese icing. Definitely check this place out and make sure to read about the owners story, it made me shed a few tears. I love supporting business like this!

Photo of John Misenheimer John Misenheimer
Jun 8, 2020 5

The chocolate and red velvet cupcakes were delicious!! I would upload pictures but they didn't last long enough for me to take any. Hopefully that alone is enough of a review. I can't wait to come back to try the cakes. Getting hungry just thinking about it.

Photo of E. Johnson E. Johnson
Jun 19, 2020 5

Desserts are G R E A T!!! OWNER has a great story of turning his life around. Check them out as you WILL NOT be disappointed..

Photo of Ryan Edwards Ryan Edwards
Apr 15, 2019 5

What a great place! Placed a custom order for a birthday cake - they were accommodating, friendly, and prompt over the phone. The base was red velvet: moist, yet maintained its integrity. The frosting was rich yet somehow light. Pickup was prompt and courteous. The birthday girl was thrilled! We plan to visit here again very soon and would recommend to anyone.

Photo of crysta2k2 crysta2k2
May 6, 2019 5

This is my favorite place to get dessert! The owner and staff are so helpful and polite. I highly recommend trying the 5 flavor pound cake. Beautiful crust with a nice fluffy middle...so good. Love this place!

Photo of Mary Garrison Mary Garrison
Mar 3, 2019 5

This bakery never ever disappoints. Finely made homemade style desserts. A variety of scratch made cakes are made here. The red velvet is out of this world. I also love the 5 flavor pound cake and lemon cake. All of the desserts are awesome. By far the best bakery in the Triangle for quality and authenticity.

Photo of Kat Kat
Jun 8, 2019 5

You will love this place! Owner is great & inspiring! Loaded my car for me with my cupcakes!

Photo of Erik Dykes Erik Dykes
Aug 12, 2019 5

Hands down some of the best cakes/cupcakes around! My girlfriend loves german chocolate cake, and I can always depend on Favor to ensure I give her the very best cake possible! They sell by the slice also.

Photo of Sharon Smith Sharon Smith
Jul 31, 2019 5

This establishment indeed has "favor". I ordered a butter pound cake and my family lives it! Moist and deliciously fresh. Staff was amazingly cordial to the customers.

Photo of Brenda Hackworth Brenda Hackworth
Aug 11, 2019 5

Carrot cake cupcakes will give you life!! The banana pudding cake will give you the second life after the cupcakes!! Kinda of pricey, but worth it!! 🍰🧁