It’s time to celebrate! Your babe is about to embark on his or her first year milestone, which means you and your partner have survived 365 days of parenthood! What better way to commemorate this memorable occasion than with a big, fat slice of cake (and maybe a glass of champagne!)? We’ve rounded up local bakeries who will make sure your baby of the hour’s first birthday cake is as special as they are––and that their party’s main event is a real sweet showstopper. Read on for the details.
Jenny Wenny Cakes
Bakers gonna bake! Just ask Jenn Wenny who has a science background and was trained as a Medicinal Chemist but decided to pursue her true passion and open up a bakery. After moving to the United States from England she worked with pastry artists at Grossmont College and esteemed cake artists to learn the skills and technique behind making a cake that both looks and tastes equally exquisite. The Jenny Wenny bakery also boasts a mini sweet selection that will elevate your dessert table and impress guests of all ages.
Carmel Business Center
12265 World Trade Drive, Suite D
San Diego, Ca 92128
Whether your party theme is sporty or magical, Decorated Confections will customize a cake for your baby’s first birthday that you’ll always remember. These bakers are passionate about bringing your vision to life and baking up a cake that tastes as good as it looks. At least one week notice is appreciated.
Hoping for a decadent cake for your babe’s first birthday––but it needs to be made from scratch, free of trans fat and maybe even gluten-free? Susie Cakes, with locations throughout Southern California, is your spot. They offer a gluten-free flourless chocolate cake that even the most discriminating choc-aholics will love. Cake recipes have been passed down from Susie’s grandmother and you can taste the good-old fashioned difference.
Visit Susiecakes.com for locations.
Little Cakes Cupcake Kitchen
In the battle of sweet competition — the winner is … Little Cakes Cupcake Kitchen! At least according to the celebrity judges of Food Network’s hit show Cupcake Wars. The San Diego bakery, with locations in both Vista and Carlsbad won over the judges not once but twice with their decorating creativity and baking precision. So, when you're shopping around for that perfect 1st birthday cake, definitely make Little Cakes one of your stops. Cutting cakes come in 10” round cakes and smash cake sizes and require up to 1 week notice.
30 Main St #180
Vista, Ca 92083
3231 Camino De Los Coches
Carlsbad, Ca 92009
Oh Baby! This trendy bakery located in Hillcrest designs the coolest cakes for all occasions. It's not only the design of the cake that guests will remember, you can also choose from unique flavors like Peanut Butter & Jelly, Oreo, Chocolate Tuxedo and more. BabyCakes you truly are baking the world a better place!
3766 Fifth Ave.
San Diego, Ca 92103
It's A Piece of Cake
It's a Piece of Cake has been serving San Diegans decadent cakes for more than 35 years. So, it's no surprise that when they design a birthday cake, it's a memorable one. Want your sweet baby's face on the cake? Just bring in a photograph and they'll get it done.
9975 Carmel Mountain Rd.
San Diego, Ca 92129
Cakes By Cristin
Cakes By Cristin was founded by a single mom who turned her passion and hobby into a lucrative business so she could support her special needs son, so of course we’re already huge fans. Then we saw the cakes and truly fell in love! From 6” smash cakes to 10” tiered cakes, Cristin of Cakes By Cristin can custom bake a cake that is just right for your party. Due to high demand, she does need 4-6 weeks notice, so plan ahead if you want one of her gorgeous designs.
Partygoers will rave about Treat Confectionery's adorable cakes! Order 2-3 weeks in advance so it's on time to be the showstopper at your babe's bash. Mandy, the Founder and baker behind this sweet business says she "has one goal... to make your dreams come to life in cake!" Mission accomplished!
17353 Eagle Canyon Way
San Diego, Ca
Did you get your baby’s first birthday cake at a local bakery? Share in the comments below!
––Aimee Della Bitta