15+ Favorite Kalamazoo Bakeries for Birthday Cakes + Specialty Cupcakes

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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. 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.

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Bella Creamery


Bakery Offerings
  • Ice Cream Cakes

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).

Bert's Bakery


Bakery Offerings
  • Birthday Cakes
  • Cookies
  • Other Baked Goods

Notes
  • Nut Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Vegan

About Bert's Bakery

No shortage of customization 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-friendly cakes are available.

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

Additional Locations:
309 River St
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Boonzaaijer Bakery


Bakery Offerings
  • Birthday Cakes
  • Cookies
  • Other Baked Goods

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.

Cold Stone Creamery


Bakery Offerings
  • Birthday Cakes
  • Ice Cream Cakes

About Cold Stone Creamery

Coldstone Creamery offers gourmet ice cream cakes in their freezer.

Other Locations:

6800 S Westnedge Ave
Portage, MI 49002
(269) 327-4674

Continental Bakery


Bakery Offerings
  • Birthday Cakes
  • Cupcakes
  • Cookies
  • Other Baked Goods

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.

Costco


Bakery Offerings
  • Birthday Cakes
  • Cookies
  • Other Baked Goods

About Costco

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

Cousins Creations


Bakery Offerings
  • Birthday Cakes
  • Cupcakes

Notes
  • Gluten Free
  • Nut Free
  • Dairy Free

About Cousins 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.

D&W Fresh Market


Bakery Offerings
  • Birthday Cakes
  • Cupcakes
  • Cookies
  • Other Baked Goods

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.

Dairy Queen


Bakery Offerings
  • Birthday Cakes
  • Ice Cream Cakes
  • Other Baked Goods

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.

Other Locations:

3130 Lovers Ln
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
(269) 382-3002

309 E Centre Ave
Portage, MI 49002-5504
(269) 321-8766

1040 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49006-4523
(269) 343-2752
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Food Dance


Bakery Offerings
  • Birthday Cakes
  • Cupcakes
  • Other Baked Goods

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.

Closed until Spring 2021

Harding's Market


Bakery Offerings
  • Birthday Cakes
  • Cupcakes
  • Cookies
  • Other Baked Goods

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
(269) 329-3041

6330 S Westnedge Ave
Portage, MI 49002
(269) 327-6733

1000 E Cork St
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
(269) 342-8633

2626 E Main
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
(269) 345-6491

Island City Coffee House


Bakery Offerings
  • Birthday Cakes
  • Cookies
  • Other Baked Goods

About Island City Coffee House

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

Kervy's Bakery


Bakery Offerings
  • Birthday Cakes
  • Cupcakes
  • Cookies
  • Other Baked Goods

Notes
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

About Kervy's Bakery

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. Grab & Go cakes also available and can be customized with written messages.

Allergen friendly cakes are available by request.

Meijer


Bakery Offerings
  • Birthday Cakes
  • Cupcakes
  • Cookies
  • Other Baked Goods

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
269-321-4300

5121 S Westnedge Ave
Portage, MI 49002
269-381-3465

5800 Gull Rd
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
269-382-6250

Menchie's Frozen Yogurt


Bakery Offerings
  • Birthday Cakes
  • Frozen Yogurt Cakes

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. Photo cakes and character cakes can also be ordered over the phone or online. Grab & Go cakes also available.

Sam's Club


Bakery Offerings
  • Birthday Cakes
  • Cupcakes
  • Cookies
  • Other Baked Goods

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.

Sweet Bees Gluten Free Bakery


Bakery Offerings
  • Birthday Cakes
  • Cupcakes
  • Cookies
  • Other Baked Goods

Notes
  • Gluten Free
  • Nut Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Vegan

About Sweet Bees Gluten Free Bakery

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.

Victorian Bakery


Bakery Offerings
  • Birthday Cakes
  • Cupcakes
  • Cookies
  • Other Baked Goods

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.

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