by Deb D.
Are you planning a birthday party? Then you need a cake! Sometimes making a cake from scratch just isn’t in the cards and you need to pick up a delicious cake for your party. From last-minute cakes to vegan, to gluten-free – we’ve compiled an extensive list of where to find the best birthday cakes for all ages in the Kalamazoo area.
4419 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49008 |(269) 349-2091
309 River St. Kalamazoo, MI 49048 | (269) 349-2091
With two locations, Bert’s Bakery is your place for flavor options! Bert’s Bakery offers many cake decorating options as well as flavors and fillings. They also offer vegan cakes. Call ahead is required.
126 E. Cork St., Kalamazoo, MI 49001 | (269) 343-3001
Boonzaaijer’s (pronounced: bone-z-i-er) is most famous for their buttercream, but don’t discount their other flavors! If you order sheet cake, they have “Edible Images” options. You can either bring your own photo to be scanned or they have a selection of photos they can scan directly onto your cake.
4426 W. Main St., Kalamazoo, MI 49006 | (269) 343-1444
527 Harrison St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007 | (269) 343-8440
7083 S. Westnedge Ave., Portage, MI 49002 | (269) 323-8226
For a local favorite, check out MacKenzie’s wide selection of birthday cakes. All three locations have some ready-made cakes on hand. Call ahead for custom cakes to create your own birthday cake masterpiece.
928 W. Columbia Ave. # A, Battle Creek, MI 49015 | (269) 968-7136
Worthy of a drive to Battle Creek, Continental Bakery offers a wide selection of birthday cake flavors and decorating options. From simple to more complicated, you will find a delicious and gorgeous cake at Continental Bakery.
1231 Woodland Dr., Portage, MI 49024 | (929) 500-2253
Are you looking for fancier cakes? From tiered to fondant figures, Cousin’s Creations has done it all. Check out their website for more decorating ideas. Call ahead is required. They are a peanut-free bakery and can do some allergy accommodation baking such as dairy or soy-free.
7620 S. Westnedge Ave., Portage, MI 49024 |(269) 216-3777
In need of a gluten free, dairy-free or soy-free cake option? Look no further! Free Love Bakery is a dedicated gluten-free bakery offering sheet, tiered and special occasion cakes in a wide variety of flavors. Allow three day notice for special orders.
3417 Ravine Rd., Kalamazoo, MI 49006 | (269) 349-3026
Is custom-made what you’re looking for? Amy’s Cakes & More is happy to serve! All their cakes are custom made and freshly baked. No two cakes are alike! Call ahead of time to order.
401 E. Michigan Ave. #100, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 | (269) 382-1888
Located downtown Kalamazoo, Food Dance offers a selection of freshly made cakes that you won’t want to miss. The Cat’s Meow – a Food Dance signature dessert – can be transformed into a cake for many to enjoy. Make sure you call at least 48 hours in advance to speak with a baker about available options or to place an order.
Ice Cream Cakes and other In-Store Options
4540 W. Main St., Kalamazoo, MI 49006 | (269) 343-0940
6800 S. Westnedge Ave., Portage, MI 49002 | (269) 327-4674
Are you in the mood for an ice cream cake? Coldstone Creamery offers gourmet ice cream cakes in their freezer. While they do not offer any personalization, the taste of the cake will make up for the lack of writing or additional decorations.
5100 Century Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49006 | (269) 743-2298
Don’t discount the discount stores for their fantastic cake selections! Costco has a fantastic selection of ready-made and pre-ordered cakes that can be personalized for free. Note: Costco membership is required for purchase.
3130 Lovers Lane, Kalamazoo, MI 49001 | (269) 382-3002
1040 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49006 | (269) 343-2752
3300 Gull Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49048 | (269) 383-5585
309 E. Centre Ave., Portage, MI 49002 | (269) 321-8766
Who can forget the original ice cream cake? Dairy Queen still offers the creamy layered ice cream cakes with fudge and cookie crumbles in their store freezers. Dairy Queen offers Grab & Go in a variety of flavors and with so many different locations to choose from, this is a great pick for a quick choice!
Photo Courtesy D&W Fresh Market
2103 Parkview Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49008 | (269) 344-9338
525 Romence Rd., Portage, MI 49024 | (269) 329-3202
D&W offers plenty of decoration options like personalized messaging, buttercream flowers and embellishments, free-standing characters from popular kids’ movies, or D&W can transform a cake with a cherished photo. Also, D&W has a great selection of pre-made cakes available in their bakery.
5070 S. Westnedge Ave., Portage, MI 49002 | (269) 343-4160
Earth Fare offers a wide selection of cake flavors and limited decoration option. They also offer vegan cake options.
3199 S. 9th St., Kalamazoo, MI 49009 | (269) 375-0980
1000 E. Cork St., Kalamazoo, MI 49001 | (269) 342-8633
5161 W. Main St., Kalamazoo, MI 49009 | (269) 381-0244
2626 E. Main St, Kalamazoo, MI 49048 | (269) 345-6491
6330 S. Westnedge Ave., Portage, MI 49002 | (269) 327-4508
3750 W. Centre Ave., Portage, MI 49024 | (269) 329-3041
A local favorite, Harding’s has plenty of locations with hand-decorated cakes for any occasion. Ready-made cakes are available or call-ahead to custom order your own choice of cake, buttercream frosting and filling.
7021 S. Westnedge Ave., Portage, MI 49002 | (269) 327-0534
A great place to find a ready-made birthday cake is Sam’s Club! They have a large selection of birthday cakes that won’t break the budget and offer free cake personalization. Note: Sam’s Club membership is required for purchase.
7501 S. Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49024 | 269-323-1600
Customize your ice-cream cake for the flavor, shape and size of your celebration and ordering online makes it easy. Check out the online cake gallery to view different decorating options. Baskin-Robbins offers ready-made cakes as well.
Which Kalamazoo bakery do you think takes the cake? Comment and let us know.
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