by Deb D.

Are you planning a birthday party? Then you need a cake! Sometimes making a cake from scratch just isn’t in the cards and you need to pick up a delicious cake for your party. From last-minute cakes to vegan, to gluten-free –  we’ve compiled an extensive list of where to find the best birthday cakes for all ages in the Kalamazoo area. 


Traditional Bakeries

Bert’s Bakery 

4419 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49008 |(269) 349-2091

309 River St. Kalamazoo, MI 49048 | (269) 349-2091

With two locations, Bert’s Bakery is your place for flavor options! Bert’s Bakery offers many cake decorating options as well as flavors and fillings. They also offer vegan cakes. Call ahead is required.  

Boonzaaijer’s Bakery

126 E. Cork St., Kalamazoo, MI 49001 | (269) 343-3001

Boonzaaijer’s (pronounced: bone-z-i-er) is most famous for their buttercream, but don’t discount their other flavors! If you order sheet cake, they have “Edible Images” options. You can either bring your own photo to be scanned or they have a selection of photos they can scan directly onto your cake.

MacKenzies’ Bakery

4426 W. Main St., Kalamazoo, MI 49006 | (269) 343-1444

527 Harrison St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007 | (269) 343-8440

7083 S. Westnedge Ave., Portage, MI 49002 | (269) 323-8226

For a local favorite, check out MacKenzie’s wide selection of birthday cakes. All three locations have some ready-made cakes on hand. Call ahead for custom cakes to create your own birthday cake masterpiece.

Continental Bakery

928 W. Columbia Ave. # A, Battle Creek, MI 49015 | (269) 968-7136

Worthy of a drive to Battle Creek, Continental Bakery offers a wide selection of birthday cake flavors and decorating options. From simple to more complicated, you will find a delicious and gorgeous cake at Continental Bakery.


Cousin’s Creations

1231 Woodland Dr., Portage, MI 49024 | (929) 500-2253

Are you looking for fancier cakes? From tiered to fondant figures, Cousin’s Creations has done it all. Check out their website for more decorating ideas. Call ahead is required. They are a peanut-free bakery and can do some allergy accommodation baking such as dairy or soy-free.

Free Love Bakery

7620 S. Westnedge Ave., Portage, MI 49024 |(269) 216-3777

In need of a gluten free, dairy-free or soy-free cake option? Look no further! Free Love Bakery is a dedicated gluten-free bakery offering sheet, tiered and special occasion cakes in a wide variety of flavors. Allow three day notice for special orders.

Amy’s Cakes & More

3417 Ravine Rd., Kalamazoo, MI 49006 | (269) 349-3026

Is custom-made what you’re looking for? Amy’s Cakes & More is happy to serve! All their cakes are custom made and freshly baked. No two cakes are alike! Call ahead of time to order.

Food Dance

401 E. Michigan Ave. #100, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 | (269) 382-1888

Located downtown Kalamazoo, Food Dance offers a selection of freshly made cakes that you won’t want to miss. The Cat’s Meow – a Food Dance signature dessert – can be transformed into a cake for many to enjoy. Make sure you call at least 48 hours in advance to speak with a baker about available options or to place an order.


Ice Cream Cakes and other In-Store Options

Coldstone Creamery

4540 W. Main St., Kalamazoo, MI 49006 | (269) 343-0940

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

Are you in the mood for an ice cream cake? Coldstone Creamery offers gourmet ice cream cakes in their freezer. While they do not offer any personalization, the taste of the cake will make up for the lack of writing or additional decorations.


5100 Century Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49006 | (269) 743-2298

Don’t discount the discount stores for their fantastic cake selections! Costco has a fantastic selection of ready-made and pre-ordered cakes that can be personalized for free. Note: Costco membership is required for purchase.

Dairy Queen

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

1040 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49006 | (269) 343-2752

3300 Gull Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49048 | (269) 383-5585

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

Who can forget the original ice cream cake? Dairy Queen still 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 and with so many different locations to choose from, this is a great pick for a quick choice!

Photo Courtesy D&W Fresh Market

 D&W Fresh Market

2103 Parkview Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49008 | (269) 344-9338

525 Romence Rd., Portage, MI 49024 | (269) 329-3202

D&W offers plenty of decoration options like personalized messaging, buttercream flowers and embellishments, free-standing characters from popular kids’ movies, or D&W can transform a cake with a cherished photo. Also, D&W has a great selection of pre-made cakes available in their bakery. 

Earth Fare

5070 S. Westnedge Ave., Portage, MI 49002 | (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

3199 S. 9th St., Kalamazoo, MI 49009 | (269) 375-0980

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

5161 W. Main St., Kalamazoo, MI 49009 | (269) 381-0244

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

6330 S. Westnedge Ave., Portage, MI 49002 | (269) 327-4508

3750 W. Centre Ave., Portage, MI 49024 | (269) 329-3041

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. 

Sam’s Club

7021 S. Westnedge Ave., Portage, MI 49002 | (269) 327-0534

A great place to find a ready-made birthday cake is Sam’s Club! They have a large selection of birthday cakes that won’t break the budget and offer free cake personalization. Note: Sam’s Club membership is required for purchase.


7501 S. Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49024 | 269-323-1600

Customize your ice-cream cake for the flavor, shape and size of your celebration and ordering online makes it easy. Check out the online cake gallery to view different decorating options. Baskin-Robbins offers ready-made cakes as well.

Which Kalamazoo bakery do you think takes the cake? Comment and let us know.





By | 2017-10-31T15:09:46+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Guides, Newly Published, Parent resources|Comments Off on BEST Places to Find Birthday Cakes around Kalamazoo

About the Author:

Debra is a busy wife and mother of four children: three boys and one girl. She enjoys spending time with her family and attending local events around town. When she's not writing for KZOOkids or taking care of her family, she enjoys movies and the theater.