From rainbow-frosted cookies to rainbow croissants, here's where to score Pride-celebrating sweets

Columbus Pride returns to Bicentennial and Genoa parks along the Downtown riverfront this weekend, drawing crowds for the performances, the annual parade, a 5K and other festivities. The weekend even concludes with a special Pride Brunch at the Columbus Athenaeum on Sunday. As you can imagine, restaurants and bars across the city are celebrating in their own ways. Introduce a sweet taste to your celebrations by visiting one of these four Columbus bakeries this month.

Laughlin's Bakery

15 E. Second Ave., Short North

Laughlin's is located down Second Avenue, just east of High Street. The small, European-style bakery has been releasing several Pride-themed pastries in recent weeks, from rainbow croissants to macarons to cookies. The shop has also been plagued by nearby construction, so now's a great time to visit and offer support.

Bake Me Happy

106 E. Moler St., Merion Village

Bake Me Happy is dedicated to gluten-free items, recreating bakery favorites like whoopie pies, pop tarts and oatmeal creme cookies. The baker recently opened a full-service coffee shop, in addition to the retail bakery. The Merion Village stop is producing Ohio-shaped Pride cookies throughout the month of June.

Pattycake Bakery

3009 N. High St., Clintonville

From a small Clintonville bakery and storefront, Pattycake produces classics like cookies, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls and cakes. All throughout the month, the baker is featuring rainbow unicorn cut-out cookies.

Piece of Cake

772 N. High St., Short North

This Short North mainstay just celebrated 20 years in business. The baker produces cookies, cupcakes, brownies and the like, and excels at custom-made cakes for different occasions. The shop is serving up rectangular and heart-shaped cookies with rainbow icing through Pride week.