Birthday Cakes Around 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 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.

Looking for a venue for a party to celebrate that special day? Make sure to review our Kalamazoo Birthday Planner.

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Traditional Bakeries

All Stirred Up! | 404 East Michigan Avenue, Paw Paw | 269-913-4153

Located in the Paw Paw Playhouse, All Stirred Up offers cakes, cheesecake, cookies, cupcakes, brownies, bars, and other specialty items to help make any celebration sweet.


Bert’s Bakery | 4419 South Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo| 269-349-2091 |
309 River Street Kalamazoo| 269-349-2091

Bert’s Bakery is the place for flavor options. Bert’s Bakery offers many cake decorating options as well as flavors and fillings. They also offer vegan cakes.  


Boonzaaijer’s Bakery | 126 East Cork Street, Kalamazoo| 269-343-3001

Boonzaaijer’s (pronounced: bone-z-i-er) is famous for their buttercream, but don’t discount other flavors. They also offer a fun edible photo option.


MacKenzies’ Bakery | 4426 West Main Street, Kalamazoo | 269-343-1444 |
527 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo | 269-343-8440

A local favorite, both MacKenzie’s locations have ready-made cakes on hand or custom cakes available for order.



Continental Bakery | 928 West Columbia Avenue, Battle Creek | 269-968-7136

Continental Bakery offers a wide selection of birthday cake flavors and decorating options.


Cousin’s Creations | 1231 Woodland Drive, Portage| 929-500-2253

Looking for a cake for a large party or wedding (over 25 servings)? Cousin’s Creations has beautiful tiered larger cakes. They are a peanut-free bakery and can do allergy accommodation baking such as dairy or soy-free.


Amy’s Cakes & More3417 Ravine Road, Kalamazoo | 269-349-3026

Amy’s Cakes & More – cakes are custom made and freshly baked.


Food Dance401 East Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo | 269-382-1888

Food Dance offers a selection of freshly made cakes. Consider the Cat’s Meow – a Food Dance signature dessert – that can be transformed into a cake for many to enjoy.


Ice Cream Cakes and Other In-Store Options

Coldstone Creamery4540 West Main Street, Kalamazoo | 269-343-0940 |
6800 South Westnedge Avenue, Portage | 269-327-4674

Coldstone Creamery offers gourmet ice cream cakes in their freezer (personalization not available). 


Costco5100 Century Avenue, Kalamazoo | 269-743-2298

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


Dairy Queen | Various Locations

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.


D&W Fresh Market2103 Parkview Avenue, Kalamazoo | 269-344-9338 |
525 Romence Road, Portage | 269-329-3202

D&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 Fare5070 South Westnedge Avenue, Portage | 269-343-4160

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


Harding’s Friendly Market | Various Locations

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 | Various Locations

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


Sam’s Club7021 South Westnedge Avenue, Portage | 269-327-0534

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


Baskin-Robbins7501 South Westnedge Avenue, Portage | 269-323-1600

Customize your ice-cream cake for the flavor, shape and size of your celebration and ordering online makes it easy.

Other Specialty Options



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