If you’re celebrating a special occasion, you’ll clearly need a cake. And, of course, you can’t just grab one from the local convenience store—a special event demands a special cake. Fortunately, Alaskans have many delicious options for custom cakes. Here are our favorite cake shops in the Last Frontier.
Midnight Sun Cakery is an award-winning cake shop whose founder not only has a quarter-century of professional cake decorating experience but also a master of fine arts degree. Although best known for wedding cakes, they craft custom cakes for all occasions, including cupcakes, and will even assemble a dessert bar for event.
Although not mentioned in the name, Pie in the Sky Bakery and Café makes delicious and beautiful custom cakes. They bake all their products from scratch and use only organic ingredients in their cakes and other baked goods. No special occasion today? Then just grab a cup of coffee and something delicious in the café.
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Dream Creations Alaska makes gorgeous custom cakes in North Pole (not at the North Pole). A full-service cake shop, they will craft a dessert for any special occasion you might have coming up (or for any other reason). Dream Creations Alaska also offers vegan and gluten free options.
Fire Island Rustic Bakeshop is a family-owned, artisan bakery and café. Their cakes aren’t excessively decorated because they believe in letting their desserts’ ingredients speak for themselves. They always have a cake available behind the counter if you need one on the fly, but Fire Island is also happy to build a custom creation for your event.
A beloved bakery in Soldotna, the Moose Is Loose is a favorite place for folks on the Kenai Peninsula to pick up cakes for their special occasions. While they often have products on hand, they encourage you to order ahead of time—especially if you need your cake for an event.
The Flying Dutchman was Alaska’s first European pastry shop. For more than 30 years, the Koper family has been creating signature confections for Alaskans’ special events using the best ingredients they can source. Whether it’s a wedding cake for 200 or a birthday cake for the family, you won’t be disappointed.
Sweet Nothings Bakery is a custom dessert shop that specializes in creating cakes and other delicacies. Cakes, cupcakes, cake pops—no matter the size of the cake or the event it’s intended for, with enough notice, Sweet Nothings can make it and deliver it. Gluten-free, vegan, and allergy-sensitive options are available.
Eva’s Cupcakery makes more than just palm-sized tortes—they will happily hook you up with a full-sized cake for any occasion you’re celebrating. All cakes and cupcakes are scratch-made with fresh, natural ingredients in a wide range of gourmet flavors.
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A renowned bakery that also serves dinner, Two Sisters Bakery makes celebration cakes and cupcakes fresh to order and from scratch—you won’t get layers of defrosted slabs. They use top quality ingredients in all of their products, including the homemade fillings and frosting.
If you like your cake with a little Latino flavor, Nilda’s Party Creations is the place for you. Whether a wedding, a birthday, or a quinceañera Nilda’s will make you a beautiful, hand-crafted confection. They also claim to have the best tres leches cake in the state—come try it for yourself!