9 Best Cake Shops in Minnesota

There’s hardly a special occasion that doesn’t call for a cake. And the more special the occasion, the more special the cake needs to be. So, whether you’re looking for a custom multitiered torte for hundreds or the perfect cheesecake for an intimate soirée, these top-notch Minnesota cake shops are sure to keep your cake from flopping! 

1. Café Latte, St. Paul, MN

Whether you’re looking for a whole cake or just a slice—no matter the event—you’ll find a cake to make you happy at Café Latte. Long known for their sweets, this Grand Avenue staple will set you up with a sublime cheesecake or some of the most decadent German chocolate in the Metro.

2. Buttercream Cakes and Desserts, Multiple locations

Butter Cream Cakes and Desserts is an award-winning cake shop that takes pride in its use of all-natural ingredients, including edible frostings and decorations that never use preservatives, lard, or shortening. Their cakes’ rolled-frosting appearance comes only from carefull-honed technique and years of experience.

3. Cocoa and Fig, Minneapolis, MN

Cocoa and Fig is the brainchild of a Culinary Institutes of America-trained pastry chef who insists upon fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients. This philosophy, resulting in an ever-changing array of vibrant cake flavors, has been successful enough that Cocoa and Fig was able to open a second location in Edina.

4. Gingerbread House Bakery, Rochester, MN

If you’re looking for a cake in Rochester, Gingerbread House Bakery, which has been a local tradition for more than half a century, is the bakery to visit. Generations of experience means that Gingerbread House has perfected their unique recipes for traditional and innovative cakes, fillings, and frostings.

5. Queen of Cakes, Edina, MN

Specializing in custom cakes for any occasion, Queen of Cakes will make a cake that is individulized, unique, and tailored especially for your special occasion. Most cakes must be ordered several days in advance, but they do keep several cakes on hand in case a last-minute special occasion pops up. 

6. Sweet Perfections, Winona, MN

Although they make exceptional bars, cookies, and other delicious treats, custom cakes is the raison d’etre for Sweet Perfections in Winona. No matter the event you’re hosting—from wedding to bridal shower to retirement party—Sweet Perfections will help you craft the perfect cake for your occasion.

7. The Cake Box Bakery, New Hope, MN

The Cake Box bakery in New Hope treats its creations with reverence and respect for tradition, offering five classic flavors of cakes, a handful of fillings and a couple of frostings. They have specialized making some of the best cakes the Twin Cities has to offer and receiving rave reviews from customers.

8. Nadia Cakes, Maple Grove and Woodbury, MN

Opened by a Food Network baking champion, Nadia Cakes specializes in award-winning cupcakes and custom cakes for any occasion. With craftsmanship one would expect from a skilled craftsperson, the Nadia Cakes team takes your individual needs into consideration before designing and baking a unique custom cake for your occasion.

9. How Sweet It Is Cakes, Duluth, MN

An exceptional selection of cake flavors sets How Sweet It Is Cakes apart from competition in the area. From Andes mint to white strawberry sponge—and yes, yellow, too—cake, they can craft the perfect confection for your special occasion. If you have dietary restrictions, they are also able to create unique vegan and gluten free options.

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