Where To Order Birthday Cakes In Austin

2020 means that we’re all celebrating birthdays at home more than ever, so you’ll probably need to order a birthday cake at some point this year. Since lots of birthday plans are changing due to the pandemic, it’s a fun idea to go all-out and order a big, fancy, scrumptious birthday cake from an Austin bakery. Want to support a local business, too? Great! I’m including a list of 12 Austin bakeries that would love to make a beautiful birthday cake for you this year! 

Quick note: things change quickly in 2020, so I’m not going to include too many details about how to order, waitlists, and and payment details. Bakeries in Austin are doing their best to keep up with the ever-changing protocol related to COVID-19. But I’ll add definitely add live links to websites so that you can do your own search just to double check on all the details. 

10 Austin bakeries where you can order your custom birthday cake!

Also see: 27 ideas to celebrate your birthday at home

Where to order birthday cakes in Austin 

1. Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop

Where to get birthday cakes in Austin


Sugar Mama’s is one of the OG bakeries in Austin (they won Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” in 2020 and then quickly rose to the top of the sugar scene in ATX.) The scratch-made cakes, fillings, and frostings can be customized to your liking. I’ve had more Sugar Mama’s birthday cakes than any other bakery in town, and they’re always sweet, delicious crowd-pleasers that taste amazing for days after the actual birthday. (That is, whenever there are any leftovers!) |WEBSITE| 1905 S First St, Austin TX 

2. Feathers & Frosting

Feathers & Frosting Birthday CakeThese organic, locally made, artisan cakes are perfect if you want plenty of unique flavor options! Danae is an independent baker who has been running her chic cake business in Austin for years. (Scroll through her feed and swoon over those custom wedding cakes – so impressive.) She created my gender reveal cake, which was not only the most precious cake I’ve ever seen, but also crazy delicious with an earl grey and lavender filling. Feathers & Frosting’s cakes are available for delivery, too. |WEBSITE|

3. Sweet Cakes 4 U

Where to get birthday cakes in Austin: Sweet Cakes 4 U

If you’re in a hurry and would like to order a whole cake in Austin, but you don’t want to mess with lots of customizable details (size! shape! Pinterest inspo! words! It can be overwhelming), order a scrumptious birthday cake at Sweet Cakes 4 U. The flavors are clearly listed on the website, and in just a few clicks you can have an entire cake reserved and ready for pick-up at their bakery window in Buda, just a few miles south of Austin. |WEBSITE| 302 S Main St #101, Buda TX

4. Mindy’s Bakeshop

Where to get birthday cakes in Austin

{Photo from Mindy’s BakeshopAnother successful custom cake bakery in Austin, Mindy’s Bakeshop creates stunning (again, check out the ig feed!) and unique custom birthday cakes. (Portrait cake, anyone? Hilarious!) They offer a world sizes for any number of guests, and totally delicious flavors like Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup, Italian Cream, Lemon Drop, and so much more. |WEBSITE|

5. Capital City Bakery

Capital City Bakery

Female-owned, 100% vegan bakery in east Austin sells AMAZINGLY delicious cakes that are honestly delicious whether you’re vegan or not. If you have a friend who is dairy/egg-free, offer to order her one of the full-size birthday cakes like confetti, lavender lemonade, or the cookie dough cake. {Photo from Capital City Bakery} |WEBSITE| 2211 E Cesar Chavez, Austin TX

Also see: 20 best desserts in Austin

6. Swedish Hill Austin

I’ve yet to find a dessert item at Swedish Hill that I don’t like… This bakery does it right! You can get lovely birthday cakes in Austin from this Clarksville bakery by placing an order online 48 hours in advance. There are only a few flavor options, but they’re all classic, timeless cakes like black and white, sprinkle, and carrot cake. |WEBSITE| 1120 W 6th St, Austin, TX

7. La Patisserie

La Patisserie Austin

They have a gluten free option! La Patisserie is Austin’s only authentic, from-scratch, French pastry shop. You can order full cakes online and pick them up. There are only a few flavor options, but what they lack in quantity they make up for in pizzaz: chocolate raspberry pistachio cake (swoon!) and a confetti cake with whole macarons on top are a couple of the choices. {Photo from La Patisserie} |WEBSITE| 7301 Burnet Rd Suite 102, Austin, TX

8. La Mexicana

Where to get birthday cakes in Austin

La Mexicana is an authentic Mexican bakery that has been open 24/7 since 1989 (*check for COVID hours*). It’s family owned and operated, and it’s the place to go for authentic tres leches cakes available in three options: strawberry, mocha, or chocolate. |WEBSITE| 1924 S First St, Austin, TX

9. Word of Mouth Bakery

Where to get birthday cakes in Austin

Psst: plenty of gluten free flavors here! Word Of Mouth Bakery is for those of you who want all of the flavor options. ALL of them. Start by choosing one of the many cake flavors. Got that? Good, then pick your filling (even more options here), and then decide on one of the 20 different frosting flavors.  Good news: they also offer a few recommended flavor pairings for those of us who can never make up our minds. |WEBSITE| 917 W 12th St, Austin, TX

10. Quack’s 43rd St Bakery

Where to get birthday cakes in Austin

Alright old school Austinites: who was around when this place began in 1983 on The Drag? It’s been around the block! Quack’s 43rd St Bakery is still turning out a massive amount of cakes, cookies, and pies from its Hyde Park storefront. The online system isn’t very clear, but you can see them menu of full-size birthday cakes here, and then call the bakery and order ahead. {Photo from Quack’s Bakery} |WEBSITE| 411 E 43rd St, Austin, TX

11. Hayley Cakes and Cookies

Where to get birthday cakes in Austin

Hello, cutest and most delicious cakes ever! They offer tons of fun, fancy, pre-designed cakes. You don’t have to do the work, other than scroll, click, and order. I’m a fan of the “I love you so much” cake, which, mimics that famous Austin mural. PS: the cookies here are SO good, you might end up wanting to pick up a dozen of those for your birthday, too. {Photo from |WEBSITE| 1700 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX

12. Michelle’s Patisserie

One last option for birthday cakes in Austin: Michelle’s Patisserie. This bakery is in far North Austin, and they offer (wait for it…) sculpted cakes! As in, cakes in the shape of a taco, or a Kit Kat Bar, or anything else your heart desires. You can also order custom birthday cakes. Michelle’s is one of the most award-winningest wedding cake bakeries in Austin, so if you want to go all out with a tiered birthday cake, this is the place to do it. {Photo from Michelle’s Patisserie} |WEBSITE| 12233 RR 620 N Suite 114, Austin, TX

Also see: 12 (actually fun) things to do in Austin during quarantine

10 Austin bakeries where you can order your custom birthday cake!

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3 years ago

[…] PS: 27 ideas to celebrate your birthday at home, and where to order a birthday cake in Austin.  […]

2 years ago

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