Have your cake and eat it too! It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for an ice cream cake for your child’s birthday party or an extravagant wedding cake for your special day, the expert artists of Delaware’s amazing cake shops have you covered. Here are the 10 best in the state!
This landmark institution is family-owned and has been in business for over 70 years. Still presenting fresh-made gourmet desserts, pastries, and bread, they have been baking the old-fashioned way since 1946. Touting numerous awards, including Couples Choice Award 2018 from WeddingWire. When you enter the shop the smell of sweet treats fill the air. Check out their chocolate mousse and cannoli mini cake, as well as wedding cakes, apple pie, eclairs, and more.
This long-standing family-owned bakery has been serving up special-occasion cakes and other baked goods for over 30 years. Get custom cakes for any occasion, including birthdays, graduations, engagements, retirements, and sporting events. Plus, find doughnuts, pastries, pies, bread, and cookies. Panning multiple generations of bakers, you will even see scrumptious cupcakes and fabulous mini pastries.
Dolce has been making fresh-made cakes and goodies in historic downtown Milford since 2005. It is a favorite local hangout with a warm and inviting cafe that features sweet and savory pastries, homemade ice cream, and artisan cakes. Take home their vanilla cake with coconut buttercream or their signature chocolate cake with peanut butter buttercream today.
Established in 2003, Desserts By Dana specializes in wedding cakes, sugar sculptures, and custom cakes for all occasions. You can also get mini samplers, pies, cookies, cupcakes, and more. Chef Dana Herbert and his confections have been featured on the Learning Channel, Food Network, CBS, and Fox, among other stations, and he would love to be able to make a special occasion cake for you and your occasion.
If you want birthday cakes, wedding cakes, cheesecakes, cupcakes and pastries, classic pies, and more, then head to this independent bakery featuring custom-order and special-occasion cakes. Established in 1996 by Johnson & Wales graduate Kim Lorii, Cakes by Kim for every cake and delectable sweet she makes in her state-of-the-art facility in Wilmington. Her cakes are fresh and delicious.
Opened in 2014 by the confectioner, Melissa Marchione, this small bakery offering a seasonal menu of specialty cakes and cookies. Featuring expertly crafted cakes for any occasion, including Star Wars and Disney-themed offerings, there is no cake Sweet Melissa’s can’t expertly build. Also, find gluten-free options, cake pops, and fabulous “Grab-and-Go” cakes available in-store daily.
Established in 2012, Half Baked offers gourmet cakes at affordable prices, as well as coffee and tea in their small storefront location in Middletown. WeddingWire-rated, Patisserie features over 60 cake flavors, cake pops, gluten-free, and vegan/dairy free options. Plus, get specialty flavors like chocolate bourbon pecan, lemon blueberry crumble, and vanilla chai.
A family-owned business since 1957, Sweeny’s is the second longest running bakery in Delaware, and all products are proudly made from scratch. Featuring cakes for all occasions, “if you can think of it, [they] can probably bake it.” Plus, all of their cakes are served with Hershey’s Ice Cream and come with the promise that you confection is made 100 percent on-site at Sweeney's bakery in Wilmington and is 100 percent fresh and delicious.
Whether you order a 7-9 layer Smith Island Cake, a wedding cake, a sheet cake, a shaped cake, or a pie, Classic Cake is there to make it fresh and to order. Opened in 2007, Classic Cakes also make pies, pastries, cookies, and cheesecakes, but their real bread-and-butter is making beautiful multi-layer cakes for every occasion. Plus, they make a gluten-free cake that you would swear is a regular cake.
When Nan Marcus started Sweetopia in 2016, she never thought she would be shipping her gluten-free cakes, pastries, and cookies nationwide. But to her surprise, the demand for great-tasting, all-natural, from scratch, gluten-free, dye-free, nut-free sweets was almost insatiable. Check out cakes, like her renown carrot cake, butterscotch mocha pound cake, pear and white chocolate cake, and more. Buy at her small shop in Newport or order online.