15+ Amazing Kalamazoo Bakeries for Birthday Cakes + Specialty Cupcakes

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It brings a wave of joy to watch your child’s face light up when they see their birthday cake, doesn’t it?

While I enjoy baking, I usually leave the job of a cake up to the professionals, rather than have a Pinterest fail. If you’re like me, you’re in luck. We have compiled a list of nearly 20 local spots in Kalamazoo that offer specialty cakes, cupcakes and other desserts for that special occasion.

This list highlights both locally owned bakeries for customized creations, as well as grocery stores for grab and go convenience.

Many bakeries can meet dietary needs including gluten free, vegan or nut free. Be sure to call ahead to confirm availability.

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Any birthday bash or celebration will end on a high note with one of these gooey masterpieces.

Whether it’s from a traditional bakery or ready-made on short notice, we have all of the frosted bases covered with delicious birthday cake options near Kalamazoo.

Bella Creamery

Local Bakery in Portage

About Bella Creamery

Bella's makes ice cream daily on-site. For special occasions, they offer customized ice cream pies and cakes.

48-hour notice is required for ordering.


Bakery Offerings: Ice Cream Cakes

Bert's Bakery

Local Bakery in Kalamazoo

About Bert's Bakery

No shortage of customization here: Bert’s offers dozens of icings, cake, and filling flavors. Choose from their wide variety of cake designs or help create your own (including edible photographs).

Allergy-friendly cakes are available.

Bert's also offers pies, cookies, cheesecakes, and a large variety of holiday-specific baked goods.

Additional Comstock Location: 309 River St Kalamazoo, MI 49048


Bakery Offerings: Birthday Cakes, Cookies, Other Baked Goods


Dietary Options: Nut Free, Dairy Free, Vegan

Boonzaaijer Bakery

Local Bakery in Kalamazoo

About Boonzaaijer Bakery

Pronounced bone-z-i-er, this family-owned bakery has been in Kalamazoo since 1961. They are famous for their buttercream, but don’t discount other flavors.

They also offer edible images on their cakes.


Bakery Offerings: Birthday Cakes, Cookies, Other Baked Goods

Cold Stone Creamery

Grocery/Restaurant in Kalamazoo

About Cold Stone Creamery

Coldstone Creamery offers gourmet ice cream cakes in their freezer.

Additional Location: 6800 S Westnedge Ave Portage, MI 49002


Bakery Offerings: Birthday Cakes, Ice Cream Cakes

Continental Bakery

Local Bakery in Battle Creek

About Continental Bakery

Continental offers edible images and drawings, a HUGE variety of sizes, shapes and fillings and giant cookie cakes.

Their sweet offerings don’t stop there: be sure to check out their tortes, pastries, cookies, rolls, and pies too.


Bakery Offerings: Birthday Cakes, Cupcakes, Cookies, Other Baked Goods

Costco

Grocery/Restaurant in Kalamazoo

About Costco

Costco has a selection of ready-made and pre-ordered cakes that can be personalized for free.


Bakery Offerings: Birthday Cakes, Cookies, Other Baked Goods

D&W Fresh Market

Grocery/Restaurant in Kalamazoo

About D&W Fresh Market

D&W offers plenty of decoration options like personalized messaging, buttercream flowers and embellishments, free-standing characters from popular kids’ movies. D&W can also transform a cake with a cherished photo.


Bakery Offerings: Birthday Cakes, Cupcakes, Cookies, Other Baked Goods

Dairy Queen

Grocery/Restaurant in Kalamazoo

About Dairy Queen

Who can forget the original ice cream cake? Dairy Queen offers the creamy layered ice cream cakes with fudge and cookie crumbles in their store freezers.

Consider Grab & Go in their freezer for a variety of flavors for a last-minute option.

Additional Locations:
• 3130 Lovers Ln Kalamazoo, MI 49001
• 309 E Centre Ave Portage, MI 49002
• 1040 W Michigan Ave Kalamazoo, MI 49006

*Open Seasonally*


Bakery Offerings: Birthday Cakes, Ice Cream Cakes, Other Baked Goods

Food Dance

Local Bakery in Kalamazoo

About Food Dance

This locally sourced, handcrafted restaurant offers a selection of freshly made cakes, including their best-seller, The Cat’s Meow.

This tasty treat consists of a baked, flourless chocolate mousse glazed in chocolate ganache and topped with whipped cream.


Bakery Offerings: Birthday Cakes, Cupcakes, Other Baked Goods

Harding's Market

Grocery/Restaurant in Kalamazoo

About Harding's Market

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.

Additional Locations:
• 3750 W Centre Ave Portage, MI 49024
• 6330 S Westnedge Ave Portage, MI 49002
• 1000 E Cork St Kalamazoo, MI 49001
• 2626 E Main Kalamazoo, MI 49048


Bakery Offerings: Birthday Cakes, Cupcakes, Cookies, Other Baked Goods

Island City Bakery

Local Bakery in Plainwell

About Island City Bakery

Located in downtown Plainwell, Island City bakes macarons, cupcakes, wedding cakes, and made to order cakes.


Bakery Offerings: Birthday Cakes, Cookies, Other Baked Goods

Meijer

Grocery/Restaurant in Kalamazoo

About Meijer

Meijer is a convenient option and offers a wide variety of themed cakes. They can also put a photograph or non-copyrighted edible image on the cake.

Additional Locations:
• 8850 Shaver Rd Portage, MI 49024
• 5121 S Westnedge Ave Portage, MI 49002
• 5800 Gull Rd Kalamazoo, MI 49048


Bakery Offerings: Birthday Cakes, Cupcakes, Cookies, Other Baked Goods

Menchie's Frozen Yogurt

Local Bakery in Kalamazoo

About Menchie's Frozen Yogurt

Known for their frozen yogurt, Menchie’s offers fro-yo cakes for any event: holidays, birthdays, and special occasions like graduations. They also make cake pops.

Photo cakes and character cakes can also be ordered over the phone or online.

Grab & Go cakes also available.


Bakery Offerings: Birthday Cakes, Frozen Yogurt Cakes

Sam's Club

Grocery/Restaurant in Portage

About Sam's Club

A great place to find a pre-made birthday cake! Order at least 24 hours in advance for a customized cake or select one from the case and have it personalized for free. Cakes come in varying shapes and sizes.


Bakery Offerings: Birthday Cakes, Cupcakes, Cookies, Other Baked Goods

Sweet Bees Gluten & Dairy Free Bakeshop

Local Bakery in Paw Paw

About Sweet Bees Gluten & Dairy Free Bakeshop

Alternative baker specializing in allergen-friendly and diet-specific baked goods.

Located in Paw Paw, Sweet Bees offers a wide range and variety of products including gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, keto-friendly, nut-free, low carb, and sugar-free treats.

Daily offerings rotate frequently and can include donuts, bagels, cookies, pretzels and cakes.


Bakery Offerings: Birthday Cakes, Cupcakes, Cookies, Other Baked Goods


Dietary Options: Gluten Free, Nut Free, Dairy Free, Vegan

Victorian Bakery

Local Bakery in Kalamazoo

About Victorian Bakery

The Victorian Bakery makes all of its baked goods without stabilizers, preservatives, chemicals or artificial ingredients of any kind.

In addition to cakes, they regularly make quiche, bread, cookies, cupcakes and scones. Ask about their mousse cakes- available in a variety of flavors and colors.


Bakery Offerings: Birthday Cakes, Cupcakes, Cookies, Other Baked Goods

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