Special Occasion Cakes

Special Occasion Cakes2018-04-11T09:47:08+00:00

Cake…it’s personal…or at least it should be. We make cakes & desserts for any occasion. Before calling to order a cake from a bakery, please have the following information for us so that we’re better prepared to help you:

WHO is the cake celebrating? Boy/Girl; Man/Woman; Couple? Age of celebrant? What do they like/what is their style? Favorite color? Favorite pastime? What would BEST REPRESENT this person or these people? How can we make it PERSONAL?

  • Bridal showers
  • Baby showers
  • Baby Reveal Cakes
  • 1st Birthday Smash Cakes
  • Bachelorette/Erotic cakes (please call, adults only)
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
  • Quinceaneras
  • Anniversary Cakes
  • Birthday celebrations
  • Graduation cakes*
  • Funerals & Celebrations of Life
  • Photo Shoots
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Flavors & Fillings

Special Occasion Cake Flavors

  • Cheebee’s Best Carrot Cake (dairy free)*
  • Blackout Chocolate Cake
  • Sugar-Free Chocolate Cake (GF; single tiers only)
  • Vegan Chocolate Cake (V)
  • Red Velvet Cake
  • Lemony SO CAL Citrus Cake
  • Tiramisu (coffee-liqueur-infused vanilla)
  • Fresh Banana Cake
  • Smashing Pumpkin (Dairy-Free, GF Option, Sep-Feb)
  • Sicilian Pistachio Cake
  • Vanilla Bean Cake
  • Vegan Vanilla Bean Cake (V)
  • Vanilla-Chocolate Marble Cake

*Not appropriate for 3D / Sculpted Designs

Special Notes

  • Additional Gluten-free (GF) & Vegan (V) options available ($)
  • Custom flavors may be possible upon request ($)

Special Occasion Cake Frostings

FROSTINGS (A.K.A. “the icing on the cake”)

  • Almond Buttercream
  • Italian Buttercream (Vanilla)
  • Fluffy Lemon Buttercream
  • Coconut Buttercream
  • Champagne Buttercream
  • Dark Chocolate Truffle

Special Occasion Cake Filling Flavors

  • Belgian Chocolate Whipped Cream (delicate, uses 60% single sourced Cacao)
  • White Chocolate Whipped Cream (delicate)
  • Dark Chocolate Truffle
  • Light Chocolate Italian Buttercream
  • Sugar-Free Chocolate Frosting
  • Latte Cream Cheese
  • Coconut-Cream Cheese
  • Silky Classic Cream Cheese
  • Fluffy Lemon Buttercream
  • Coconut Buttercream
  • Champagne Buttercream ($$)
  • Salted Caramel Buttercream
  • Almond Buttercream
  • Hazelnut Buttercream
  • Pistachio Buttercream
  • Cinnamon Spiced Italian Buttercream
  • Oreo Buttercream
  • “PBBC” Peanut Butter Buttercream (delicate)
  • Peanut Butter Mousse (rich & decadent)
  • PB-Truffle Swirl (rich & decadent)
  • Lemon Curd
  • Key Lime Curd
  • Fruit Creams (Raspberry, Strawberry, Mango, Passion Fruit)
  • Fruit Jams (Strawberry or Raspberry)

Super Sweet Extra Notes

  • Most fillings are available in Vegan Recipe, please indicate your dietary needs when you inquire.
  • All of our Fillings & Frostings are Gluten-Free (except that little stinker Oreo Buttercream

Special Occasion Cake Flavor Add-Ons & Options

  • Rolled Fondant (only required for certain designs & sculpted cakes)
  • Liqueur Cake Soaks – Baileys, Amaretto, Kahlua, Whisky, Gewurztraminer
  • Fresh Seasonal Fruit (May-Oct)

*We gladly help select best flavors for larger cake tiers & sculpted cakes to ensure structural soundness.

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