Custom Cakes

Planning a special event? Remember to order your cake! All of our cakes are made-to-order, and are not available for pick-up at our bakery without a pre-order. 

 We require a minimum one week notice on all custom orders.


Due to high demand, we cannot always accept last minute cake orders.

We will always do our best to accommodate you!

What to Know Before Ordering

Simple Cake orders require 1 week minimum notice

Tiered Cake orders require 3-4 weeks minimum notice

Fondant Cake orders required 2 weeks minimum notice

(3-4 week notice on all cake orders is highly recommended to assure design and availability)

Fully booked on custom orders: 

5/12-5/18, 5/21, 5/22, 5/23

  1. Tiered Cakes are priced BY THE SLICE, not the TIER. Please call the store directly to receive pricing information for tiered cakes.

  2. Vanilla Buttercream is the only frosting that can be colored and used for tiered cakes.

  3. Due to limited space in our store, pick-up must be prompt. If you are running late, please call to let us know so we can store your cake properly. If you are coming earlier than your scheduled pick-up time, there is a chance your order will not be ready. Always call ahead to check with a staff members first. There are no pick-ups before 10:30am

Ordering Your Cake

Before contacting us to place your order, make sure you have all of the following information:

Step 1: Cake Size

One of the first things you should consider when ordering your cake is how many people you need it to feed. You can select any size from the list below based on your event size. 

4-inch: 4-6 servings

6-inch: 8-10 servings

8-inch: 12-15 servings

10-inch: 25-30 servings

12-inch: 30-35 servings

14-inch: 40-45 servings

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The measurements above refer to the diameter of each round cake. A single-level cake measures approximately

4-5 inches tall.

Tiered cakes available upon request! Call us to discuss pricing and design options! Or email your serving size, flavor selections, and reference photos to for a price quote!

Get an idea of what each size looks like!

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Professional Tip: If you're looking for a tall skinny cake, choose a 6inch or 8inch. 

Step 2: Cake Flavor

Next, you'll need to select a cake flavor:




Red Velvet

Vanilla Chocolate Chip



Vanilla Funfetti

Chocolate Funfetti

Vanilla Oreo

Chocolate Oreo



Vanilla Funfetti Oreo

Chocolate Funfetti Oreo

Vanilla Strawberry Crunch

Vanilla Funfetti Chocolate chip

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip

Birthday Cake S'mores

(2 layer vanilla funfetti, 1 layer s'mores)



Kara's Specials:

Step 3: Filling

Once you have your cake size and flavor, you can move on to fillings. These are the yummy layers of goodness piped between the layers of your cake. Your filling selection will provide you with a base price for your selected cake size. Additional charges will be added on to accommodate custom decor and fresh fruit fillings. 

Plain Fillings

Vanilla Buttercream

Chocolate Buttercream

Strawberry Buttercream

Lemon Buttercream

Oreo Buttercream

Nutella Buttercream

Peanut Butter Buttercream

Cream Cheese

Specialty Fillings

Chocolate Pudding

Vanilla Pudding
Oreo Pudding

Chocolate Mousse

Pastry Cream

Fresh Whipped Cream

Premium Fillings

Cannoli Cream

Cookie Dough

Chocolate Fudge

Lemon Curd


Strawberry filling


4-inch: $25

Must be same filling as frosting

6-inch: $35

8-inch: $45

10-inch: $55

12-inch: $65

14-inch: $90

4-inch: N/A

6-inch: $38

8-inch: $50

10-inch: $63

12-inch: $75

14-inch: $115

4-inch: N/A

6-inch: $40

8-inch: $53

10-inch: $65

12-inch: $80

14-inch: $125

Don't see your favorites? Call us to ask about seasonal availability of specialty fillings

Step 4: Frosting

Step 5: Reference Photo

You're nearly done! Now let's think about how you want you cake to look on the outside. When selecting a frosting flavor, please remember that vanilla buttercream is the only frosting that can be colored:

Vanilla Buttercream

Chocolate Buttercream

Strawberry Buttercream

Lemon Buttercream

Oreo Buttercream

Chocolate Fudge

Fresh Whipped Cream

Cream Cheese


The final thing we need from you when placing a cake order is a reference photo. It might sound silly, but providing a reference photo at booking will save a lot of time when telling us about how you want your cake to look! Unless you are asking for a very basic design, a reference photo is required for all orders

Don't know where to start? Check out our gallery for some inspiration, or search for your desired cake on one of the sites listed below!


Visit Pinterest


Visit Google Images


Kara's Specialty Cake Line

Birthday Cake

Vanilla funfetti cake/vanilla pudding/fresh whipped cream frosting


Vanilla chocolate chip cake baked with a cannoli crust/chocolate pudding filling/fresh whipped cream frosting

Chocolate cream pie

Chocolate cake baked with graham cracker crust/cannoli filling/fresh whipped cream frosting


coconut cake/coconut pastry cream/cream cheese frosting

Cookie dough

chocolate cake/cookie dough filling/fresh whipped cream

fruit tart

vanilla cake/pastry cream with fresh blueberries & strawberries/fresh whipped cream

jimmy's birthday cake

lemon cake baked with blueberries/blueberry pie filling/lemon buttercream

milk & cookies

vanilla chocolate chip cake/cookie dough filling/fresh whipped cream

Nutella half baked

vanilla cake/cookie dough filling/nutella buttercream

peanut butter cup

chocolate cake baked with peanut butter chips/peanut butter buttercream filling & frosting

Red Velvet cannoli

red velvet chocolate chip cake baked with a cannoli crust/cannoli cream filling/red velvet cream cheese frosting

red velvet oreo

red velvet cake baked with Oreo crunch/oreo cream cheese filling & frosting

Sandra's favorite

champagne cake/fresh whipped cream and strawberries/fresh whipped cream frosting

strawberry cheesecake

Vanilla cake baked with graham cracker crust/strawberry cheesecake filling/ cream cheese frosting


chocolate marshmallow cake baked with graham cracker crust/marshmallow filling/vanilla buttercream

Unicorn Cakes

What to Know:

  • Unicorn cakes are available in all sizes!

  • Vanilla buttercream is required for this design.

  • Custom colors available for mane, horn, and ears!

Matching cupcakes Available!

$5.50 each

Starting Prices:

(in addition to base price of cake)

Starting at just $26.00 in addition to the cost of your cake!

Other Add-On's

Rainbow layers (Inside)........................................ $25.00 extra

Ombré Layers (4 Layers)

   6-inch........................................................ $15.00 extra

   8-inch........................................................ $18.00 extra

   10-inch...................................................... $22.00 extra


How do I place an order?

The easiest way to place an order is by phone: 201-485-8889 or by stopping into the shop Tuesday-Thursday. No need to schedule an appointment, any of our staff is happy to discuss cake, cupcake, or other dessert options! Our busiest days are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. If you are calling to book, confirm, or go over an order, recommend calling between Tuesday and Thursday as we will be able to spend more time helping you.

How far in advance do I need to place my order?

Please remember that we are not your average bakery. We are a speciality dessert shop that bakes fresh daily. Every cake/cupcake order is MADE TO ORDER. All basic cupcake/cake orders must be placed 1 week in advance. Kara Kakes books occasion cakes/cupcakes 2-3 weeks in advance, and can only accept a certain amount of specialty orders per week. We recommend ordering your cake or cupcakes as soon as you know the details! Once a weekend is fully booked, we are not able to accept any more orders. Large orders should be booked at least 1-2 months in advance to avoid disappointment.

Do you offer Dairy Free, Sugar Free or Vegan Desserts?

At this time, we do not carry dairy free, sugar free or vegan desserts. Please check in soon as we are currently working on a few recipes!

Is your kitchen nut free?

We are NOT a nut free facility. All of our desserts are baked in the same oven and are prepared with the same tools and equipment. We take every precaution when washing and sanitizing our kitchen utensils and equipment. We have provided our desserts to many schools and families who have nut allergy concerns, and have always had positive feedback. Please notify us of any allergy concerns prior to consuming our goods or placing an order.

Do I need to leave a deposit on my order?

Yes, all orders require at least a 50% deposit upon booking. Your order will not go into the Kara Kakes calendar without a deposit.

What information should I have ready before I place an order?

Please have your desired date, pick up/delivery time, cake size (if applicable), quantity, flavor, filling (for cakes), and frosting selections ready. A photo reference is also required for speciality orders. PLEASE research prior to placing your order. Due to an overwhelming amount of inquires, we are unable to research inspirations cakes for you.

What type of payment do you accept?

We accept cash and all major credit cards.

Do you deliver?

Yes, we deliver! Please contact us for pricing.

Do you have pre-made cakes readyfor pick up?

No, all cakes are pre-order only. We only have regular size cupcakes, mini, cookie bars, butter cookies and other small desserts in store on a daily basis.

How should I store my cupcakes/cakes overnight?

Any cupcakes with buttercream can be left room temperature overnight. Cupcakes with fresh fruit, fresh whipped cream, or cream cheese should be refridgerated overnight, and be taken out 30-60 minutes before serving. Our cupcakes are best when room temperature. Please remember our Kara Kakes boxes are not air tight. Boxes should be wrapped in seal wrap or foil, or contents should be moved to an air tight container. Please consult with us on how you should store your cake overnight!