Odds are kiddo won’t remember every single one of the individual gifts he receives at his birthday parties (even though he probably pined over each one for months). But the birthday cake…now, that’s something she’ll savor for years to come. From extravagant cupcakes to gluten-free sheet cakes, here are the tastiest local options for sweet tooth-satisfying treats.

Best for: Extravagant Kiddy Cakes

Fancy Cakes by Leslie, a premier wedding cake bakery in downtown Bethesda, also makes amazing kids’ cakes (see gallery here). They’ll put together any design you can conceive of, from a cake shaped like Cookie Monster to an edible Rubik’s Cube to a pastry ski mountain. No matter the birthday boy’s or girl’s interests, Leslie’s kitchen can conjure up the ultimate birthday experience.

Cost: $245.00 and up/fondant cakes; $375 and up/3-D cakes

4939 Elm Street (Bethesda, Md)
Online: fancycakesbyleslie. com

Where do you get your kid’s birthday cakes from? Tell us in the comments section below. 

—Katherine Gustafson and Ayren Jackson-Cannady

Photos courtesy of Cakelove, Fancy Cakes, Baked and Wired via Facebook, Sweet Themez, Happy Tart, Sticky Fingers via Facebook, Del Ray Cakery