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!
BIRTHDAY CAKES + BAKERIES
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.
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 their specialty cakes. Don’t miss the party jars — could be perfect for the right event.
Dessert Unlimited | Dallas
They make cakes, cake balls, cookies, cupcakes, French macarons, molten cakes, petit fours, and tarts. So basically, everything. Located in the Design District.
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!
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.
Easley Done Desserts | Cedar Hill
Gorgeous cakes, cupcakes, and cake pops for those on the south side of the metroplex. Find flavors, photos, fillings, extras, and more on their site.
Society Bakery | Dallas
Longtime bakers located on Greenville Ave. 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.
Irene’s Bakery | Lewisville
Browse the gallery at the link for a TON of kid’s birthday cake options. They also have an extensive list of flavors, and if you have something different in mind, reach out and they may be able to make it happen!
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.
Legacy Cakes Bakery | Grapevine
Offering cakes, including sculpted cakes, fancy sugar cookies, and cupcakes. They can even do faux tiers, so your cake can be tall and showstopping without needing to serve 100 people.
Cake Carousel | Richardson
This is for the DIY-ers! 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. What’s that? They host parties, too? How perfect for this guide!
Sweet Shoppe DFW | Greater Dallas Area
You can hire them to come to your party and 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.
FOOD TRUCK RENTALS FOR PARTIES
Kona Ice | DFW
They offer flexible pricing plans for any type of event. Enter your event zip code at the link and they’ll match you with 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).
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
Their 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.
Dallas Food Trucks | DFW
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.