About Us

What is the Bee’s Knees?

The Bee’s Knees Baking Company was founded to bridge the gap between portability and decadence in the pastry world. In July 2010, Chef Billy Mayer and his partners combined the intricate, complex textures of traditional cakes with the quick, easy-to-enjoy experience of the cupcake. The result was our flagship dessert, the Cake-cup.

Stop in to our shop at 113 W. 10th St. for a cake-cup or two.  We proudly brew Gorilla Coffee and steep Sweet Disposition teas, so every cake-cup will be well paired!


For those of you who were just wondering what “the Bee’s Knees” means…

Bees carry pollen back to the hive in little sacs on their knees. Since this is where the good stuff is kept, the phrase “the bee’s knees” has been synonymous with excellence since the 1920′s.

The Bee’s Knees Baking Company is here to uphold this tradition of quality and provide a dessert that is delicious, portable, and hip enough to truly be called “the bee’s knees.”