It’s a proven fact: Cake is one of the best desserts ever created. Next time you’re planning a special event, let the professionals craft up a masterpiece for you. Here are 9 of the best cake shops in the Beehive State!
Another Food Network winner (in this case, winning “Cupcake Wars”) the Sweet Tooth Fairy now has multiple locations in Utah and continues to lure people in with its unadulterated celebration of sugar. And while the shop primarily sells cupcakes, any of its cupcake flavors (think German chocolate, toasted coconut, and “fairyfetti”) can also be made into a cake upon request.
Utahans love Alisha’s Cupcakes. So much so, that they are willing to order them from across the state. And similarly to the Sweet Tooth Fairy, Alisha’s Cupcakes will gladly make any of their cupcake flavors into a cake, and even offers a free cake tasting with any custom cake order over $150. If you’re interested in ordering from Alisha’s Cupcakes but don’t want to drive to Pleasant Grove, the shop offers multiple pickup locations across the state.
It turns out that the gluten-free craze is here to stay, but for those with Celiac disease (like the owner of the Sweetcake Bake Shop), gluten-free isn’t much of a craze at all, but a necessity. Luckily, you wouldn’t know any of the Sweetcake Bake Shop’s cakes are gluten-free, and as any gluten-free baker knows, this is quite the feat.
For anyone exploring Salt Lake City, it’s pretty hard to miss Mrs. Backer’s Pastry Shop. With an old-fashioned pink sign and an intriguing exterior, it’s hard not to feel like you’re at Disneyland. And of course, the shop’s cakes only add more magic to the experience. At Mrs. Backer’s pastry shop, you can order dessert cakes, deluxe cakes, wedding cakes, and birthday cakes, all of which include awesome, old-fashioned vibes.
Tulie Bakery is a hipster’s paradise, but that doesn’t mean you have to be “hip” to go there. With two locations in Salt Lake City, the bakery has a wonderfully clean aesthetic and a French-inspired menu. Selling gourmet (and incredibly moist) cakes, the bakery’s cake menu includes vanilla, chocolate, dark chocolate, German chocolate, carrot, coconut, lemon, and flourless chocolate cakes.
Selling both vegan and gluten-free baked goods, City Cakes & Café makes specialty cakes and wedding cakes. And while some prefer creatively flavored cakes, City Cakes & Café prefers to keep its cakes simple and classy. But don’t worry, the shop takes both its cakes and its icings very seriously.
Bakers at Cakes de Fleur are the masters of crazy cakes. With experience making pretty much any kind of cake you could possibly imagine, you shouldn’t be afraid to tell the shop exactly what you want. Because trust me, they will find a way to make it a reality.
Another shop named for the cake’s smaller cousin, So Cupcake makes both a mean cupcake and a mean cake. They are famous for what they call “cupcake cakes,” but will also take special orders for other types of cakes. And while the shop has mastered the classic flavors, it is also known of its more adventurous cake flavors, such as cinnamon and sugar, brownie cream cheese, Irish cream, and even oatmeal chocolate chip.
Carol’s Cakes and Pastry Shop has been around for a long time. This place is old school, and its pastries are very cheap and its cakes are beyond reasonable. Don’t expect an over-the-top gourmet cake at Carol’s. This is old-fashioned goodness at its best.