The Ultimate Dallas Birthday Party Planning Guide :: Treats


Dallas bakeries for birthday cakes

Yes, making elaborate birthday cakes from scratch is lovely and ever so domestic. But sometimes it’s just not in the cards (or in your wheelhouse). That’s when you call in the pros. Here’s a roundup of Dallas bakeries that’ll make your party prettier and more delicious. We also made a list of local food trucks that you can hire for private events — take things over the top!

If you want to recommend a local birthday cake maker to our readers, feel free to drop a comment with their info!


Easley Done Desserts :: Gorgeous cakes, cupcakes, and cake pops for those on the south side of the metroplex. Find flavors, photos, fillings, extras, and more on its website.

A Dancing Baker | Dallas

This Lake Highlands-based cookie baker is popular (and talented!), so be sure to book well in advance, like months and months in advance.

Cake Bar | Dallas

This super cute bakeshop in Trinity Groves makes classic, delicious layer cakes. Strawberry cakes are a bestseller and the most delightful shade of pink. You can order online for pickup, and they ship, too.

Jarams Donuts | Dallas

There’s a North Dallas location and a Lakewood area location where you can place orders for artisanal donuts, including letter donuts. Check out their portfolio at the link — super cute stuff!

Society Bakery | Dallas

Longtime bakers located on Skillman street. Browse their site for cake and cupcake options and place your order online. You have to check out the vintage cakes — they’re SO cool.

SweetPetals | Greater Dallas Area

Gorgeous, realistic flower cupcakes for any occasion. Delivery to almost anywhere in DFW!

Sweet Shoppe DFW | Greater Dallas Area

Sweet Shoppe comes to you to set up an interactive dessert bar — think build-your-own ice cream sundaes, chocolate fondue bars, s’mores station, cookie ice cream sandwiches, and lots more.

Unrefined Bakery | Dallas

Gluten-free, soy-free, and non-GMO. You can also sort by vegan items. We love the simple yet beautiful designs on its specialty cakes.

Legacy Cakes Bakery | Grapevine

Featured on Food Network, this mama baker makes sculpted cakes, fancy sugar cookies, and cupcakes. She can even do faux tiers, so your cake can be tall and showstopping without needing to serve 100 people.

Irene’s Bakery | Lewisville

Browse the gallery for a TON of kid’s birthday cake options. Irene also has an extensive list of flavors, and if you have something different in mind, reach out and she may be able to make it happen!

Nothing Bundt Cakes | Dallas, Richardson, Irving, Southlake, Lewisville, Cedar Hill, Rockwall, et al.

Everyone knows about these guys, but we’re including on the list so you don’t forget about them as a birthday cake option.

Reverie Bakeshop | Richardson

VEGAN. Everything on the menu is egg-free, dairy-free, and animal bi-product free. Find cakes, cookies, pastries, and more with photos and pricing at the link.

Cake Carousel | Richardson

Cake Carousel has everything you need to decorate a beautiful cake or confection. You can even take a class in advance to learn cool decorating techniques. It hosts parties, too!


Dallas Food Trucks :: Dallas Food Truck Connector has a directory of real-deal local food trucks available for catering around the metroplex. You can see a photo of the truck and the type of food served and request catering at the link. There are TONS! Similarly, Food Truck League is gaining steam as a hub for food truck rentals.

Frios Gourmet Pops | DFW

Start by finding the Frios near you to be matched with the correct truck owners. See pricing, service area, and more.

In-N-Out Burger | DFW

The cookout truck will roll up to your party and serve fresh-made burgers. See specs and requirements at the link along with the cookout calculator for a price estimate.

Kona Ice | DFW

This shaved-ice truck offers flexible pricing plans for any type of event. Enter your event zip code on the website to find the Kona Ice truck owner nearest you.

Tongue In Cheek | DFW

This Richardson ice cream shop prices their ice cream truck rental by the scoop, with a 50-scoop minimum. See the link for travel fee details (no travel fee within 10 miles of their Richardson shop).

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