I'm new to MI, as of 08, and I have been looking for my new favorite bakery for months. I found Home Bakery by driving through Downtown Rochester. I immediately had high hopes when I entered the establishment and noticed many wonderfully designed examples displayed throughout. Initially, the younger blond girl who helped me was kind as I initiated conversation about their specialties. She then opened up and compared their establishment to ""Ace Of Cakes"" and that really sparked my curiousity. We (my fiance and I) tried a cupcake since we weren't in the market for an actual cake yet, and it was fine for a cupcake (nothing at all like Cupcake Station, wow, now they have amazing cupcakes - watch out Sprinkles!!). All the while, thinking that most top bakeries, (such as Hansens Cakes in Tarzana - just a bit north of Los Angeles - whom are rude also, but have gorgeous, tasty-delicious cakes), have great differences in their batter, fillings and frostings used in ordered cakes vs cupcakes and sample pieces for tastings. Could be the freshness or just plain attention they get.
Pros: Yes, I will admit, the cakes are beautifully designed.
Cons: Poor customer service and not really all that good in taste.