Let Them Eat Cake! Birthday Cakes Guaranteed to Make a Kid’s Wish Come True

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 as we have compiled a list of 8+ bakeries that offer specialty cakes, cupcakes and other desserts for that special occasion.

Gluten-free and vegan-free options are listed. We’ve also included our reader recommended list of specialty cupcakes and iced-cookies as other sweet options to consider.

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Indulge in Gooey Sweetness from one of these Traditional Bakeries

Your birthday bash or celebration will end on a high note with one of these masterpieces from the following bakeries near Kalamazoo.

Bert’s Bakery – No shortage of customizations here: Bert’s offers dozens of icing, cake, and filling flavors. Choose from their wide variety of cake designs or help create your own (including edible photographs). | Allergy Options: Vegan cakes  

Birthday Cake Bakeries near Kalamazoo

Boonzaaijer’s 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.

Butter’s Bakehouse – A favorite at the Vicksburg Farmers Market, Butter’s features custom cakes, cupcakes and other sweets for every occasion.

Continental Pastries & Deli – 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.

Cousin’s Creations – Offering beautiful tiered larger cakes (serving 25+ people), princess shaped cakes and traditional birthday cakes, this bakery is also known for being allergen-friendly. Their menu also includes cookies, cake pops, and cupcakes. | Allergy Options: gluten-free, dairy-free, peanut/tree nut-free cakes.

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.

Kervy’s Cakes ‘n More – Located in Vicksburg, this bakery offers custom cakes for any occasion and everything is made from scratch. In addition to cakes, they make breads, pastries, donuts and cupcakes.

MacKenzies’ Bakery – MacKenzies has a long history of baking in our community. In addition to their bread, both locations offer ready-made cakes on-hand or custom cakes for order.

Running Short on Time? Try these Short Notice Cakes

It’s happened to all of us: the bakeries are all booked and your child’s birthday is mere days away. Is all hope of a cute birthday cake lost? Have no fear as the options below require little lead time. In fact, many have ready-made cakes that can be picked up hours before your event.

Birthday Cakes for Kids near Kalamazoo - mom and baby celebrating with cake

Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt Cakes

Coldstone Creamery – Coldstone Creamery offers gourmet ice cream cakes in their freezer. 

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.

Menchie’s – Known for their frozen yogurt, Menchie’s offers fro-yo cakes for any event: holidays, birthdays, and special occasions like graduations. Photo cakes and character cakes can also be ordered over the phone or online.

Birthday Cake Bakeries near Kalamazoo

Grocery & Other In-Store Options

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

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

Earth Fare – Earth Fare offers a wide selection of cake flavors and limited decoration option. They also offer vegan cake options.

Harding’s Friendly 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.

Meijer – Meijer is a convenient option and offers a wide variety of themed cakes.

Sam’s ClubA great place to find a ready-made birthday; Sam’s Club offers free cake personalization.

Reader’s Picks

Need a tasty alternative to cake for your next party? Our readers have spoken, and these are their local favorites for cupcakes and iced cookies.

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