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Birthday Cakes Near Kalamazoo to Make a Birthday 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.

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 in greater 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  

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.

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.

MacKenzies’ Bakery – As third generation bakers, the MacKenzies have 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: all of the options below require little lead time- and many have ready-made cakes that can be picked up hours before your event.

Ice Cream 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. Dairy Queen offers Grab & Go in a variety of flavors for a last-minute option.

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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 cakes for your next party? Our readers have spoken, and these are their local favorites for cupcakes and iced cookies.

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