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This bare-sided beauty is from Black Walnut Bakery in Minneapolis
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Celebration Cakes to Order for Special Occasions in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Twin Cities bakeries are still creating masterpieces

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This bare-sided beauty is from Black Walnut Bakery in Minneapolis
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In these days of continuing to stay close at home, special moments deserving of celebration continue to roll past. People are getting married in their backyards with a Zoomed in audience present, birthdays take on new poignancy, anniversaries after months of living with constant togetherness take on new weight, and the reality stands, everyone deserves some cake for getting through all this.

Minneapolis and St. Paul bakers continue to find flour (not always an easy task these days) and whip up buttercream into fresh levels of decadence and topping these confections with everything from sprinkles to edible flowers to bacon. There is a perfect cake waiting for every kind of an occasion.

Bakeries are listed geographically from east to west

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Marc Heu Patisserie Paris

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383 University Ave W
St Paul, MN 55103
(651) 666-1464
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These gorgeous pastries would not be out of place in a Parisian window. Instead, this pastry chef run bakery offers pre-order for all the treats, including gorgeous cakes. Pick up at the University Avenue shop.

A chocolate cake with frosting that looks like flower petals
Rich decadence and all kinds of fancy
Marc Heu Patisserie

2. Cafe Latte

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850 Grand Ave
St Paul, MN 55105
(651) 224-5687
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People love to get down on the sweet layers of cake being frosted up and drizzled down at this Grand Avenue icon. Cakes are available for pick up curbside.

3. Buttercream Wedding Cakes

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682 Transfer Rd
St Paul, MN 55114
(651) 642-9400
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The buttercream topping these deeply flavorful cakes is every bit as perfectly balanced between sweet and rich as the name would suggest. The lemon-strawberry split is summer in a slice. Order for pick up Monday through Saturday in St. Paul and Minnetonka.

4. Angel Food Bakery & Coffee Bar

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86 S 9th St
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 238-1435
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When the forced closures hit, Katy Gerddes had to close both her downtown and popular airport bakeries. For now, she’s a one woman show, but still selling her doughnuts that spell out all kinds of messages and giant doughnut shaped cakes. Order them exclusively through Gold Belly for national or local shipping. The cakes come chocolate covered, filled with sprinkles, and even topped with bacon.

A large cake with a hole in the middle, tan frosting with several pieces of bacon on top
Maple bacon doughnut cake from Angel Food, available for nation-wide, or local shipping
Angel Food Bakery

5. The Copper Hen Cakery & Kitchen

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2515 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 872-2221
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This Eat Street restaurant and bakery recently returned with all menu favorites including the occasion-worthy cupcakes. Order for pick up or local delivery.

6. la Carte

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610 W 28th St
Minneapolis, MN 55408

In addition to delivering gorgeous foods around the metro, this new company offers two cakes, a traditional topped with buttercream and a tiered gluten-free meringue.

A cake frosted with white buttercream and decorated with a semicircle of blackberries and small edible flowers
Buttercream and berry topped cake available for delivery
la Cart

7. Black Walnut Bakery

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3157 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 353-6552
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Black Walnut Bakery on Hennepin Avenue is open and serving all the pastries that owner Sarah Botcher built her impressive reputation selling. With her expanded bakery she is also now selling and making gorgeous flower-topped cakes, frosted with barely sweet cream.

A three tiered cake with bare sides topped with whipped cream
Ethereal cakes are available at Black Walnut
Joy Summers

8. Patisserie 46

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4552 Grand Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 354-3257
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Patisserie 46’s chef and owner John Kraus is a maestro of chocolate. Order ahead for a square of gorgeousness in the form of this gluten-free chocolate cake with dark chocolate mousse and a hazelnut chocolate layer, topped with ganache.

Layers of chocolate topped with two macarons
Chocolate lovers, attention please
Patisserie 46

9. Thirsty Whale Bakery

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4149 Fremont Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55412
(612) 259-7168
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These beloved bakery in North Minneapolis continues to bake all of the goodies through the pandemic, including lovely cakes with some of the most beautiful frosting flowers around. The bakery also sells custom-made cakes and is the go-to spot for unicorn cupcakes and or little cakes adorned with mermaid tails.

Unicorn cupcakes
Thirsty Whale

10. Swedish Crown Bakery

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530 W Main St #7
Anoka, MN 55303
(763) 427-0506
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The heavenly confections found at this bakery are filled with light pastry cream, laced with almond, and sometimes studded with heady notes of cardamom. Order ahead for sweet treat pick up, or stop by for the daily bakery selection.

11. Nadia Cakes

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11650 Fountains Dr #207
Maple Grove, MN 55369
(763) 575-8885
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Makers of the famous “geode cake,” Nadia’s serves up all manner of regular sweets along with expertly decorated treats.

1. Marc Heu Patisserie Paris

383 University Ave W, St Paul, MN 55103
A chocolate cake with frosting that looks like flower petals
Rich decadence and all kinds of fancy
Marc Heu Patisserie

These gorgeous pastries would not be out of place in a Parisian window. Instead, this pastry chef run bakery offers pre-order for all the treats, including gorgeous cakes. Pick up at the University Avenue shop.

383 University Ave W
St Paul, MN 55103

2. Cafe Latte

850 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105

People love to get down on the sweet layers of cake being frosted up and drizzled down at this Grand Avenue icon. Cakes are available for pick up curbside.

850 Grand Ave
St Paul, MN 55105

3. Buttercream Wedding Cakes

682 Transfer Rd, St Paul, MN 55114

The buttercream topping these deeply flavorful cakes is every bit as perfectly balanced between sweet and rich as the name would suggest. The lemon-strawberry split is summer in a slice. Order for pick up Monday through Saturday in St. Paul and Minnetonka.

682 Transfer Rd
St Paul, MN 55114

4. Angel Food Bakery & Coffee Bar

86 S 9th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402
A large cake with a hole in the middle, tan frosting with several pieces of bacon on top
Maple bacon doughnut cake from Angel Food, available for nation-wide, or local shipping
Angel Food Bakery

When the forced closures hit, Katy Gerddes had to close both her downtown and popular airport bakeries. For now, she’s a one woman show, but still selling her doughnuts that spell out all kinds of messages and giant doughnut shaped cakes. Order them exclusively through Gold Belly for national or local shipping. The cakes come chocolate covered, filled with sprinkles, and even topped with bacon.

86 S 9th St
Minneapolis, MN 55402

5. The Copper Hen Cakery & Kitchen

2515 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404

This Eat Street restaurant and bakery recently returned with all menu favorites including the occasion-worthy cupcakes. Order for pick up or local delivery.

2515 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404

6. la Carte

610 W 28th St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
A cake frosted with white buttercream and decorated with a semicircle of blackberries and small edible flowers
Buttercream and berry topped cake available for delivery
la Cart

In addition to delivering gorgeous foods around the metro, this new company offers two cakes, a traditional topped with buttercream and a tiered gluten-free meringue.

610 W 28th St
Minneapolis, MN 55408

7. Black Walnut Bakery

3157 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
A three tiered cake with bare sides topped with whipped cream
Ethereal cakes are available at Black Walnut
Joy Summers

Black Walnut Bakery on Hennepin Avenue is open and serving all the pastries that owner Sarah Botcher built her impressive reputation selling. With her expanded bakery she is also now selling and making gorgeous flower-topped cakes, frosted with barely sweet cream.

3157 Hennepin Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408

8. Patisserie 46

4552 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Layers of chocolate topped with two macarons
Chocolate lovers, attention please
Patisserie 46

Patisserie 46’s chef and owner John Kraus is a maestro of chocolate. Order ahead for a square of gorgeousness in the form of this gluten-free chocolate cake with dark chocolate mousse and a hazelnut chocolate layer, topped with ganache.

4552 Grand Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419

9. Thirsty Whale Bakery

4149 Fremont Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412
Unicorn cupcakes
Thirsty Whale

These beloved bakery in North Minneapolis continues to bake all of the goodies through the pandemic, including lovely cakes with some of the most beautiful frosting flowers around. The bakery also sells custom-made cakes and is the go-to spot for unicorn cupcakes and or little cakes adorned with mermaid tails.

4149 Fremont Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55412

10. Swedish Crown Bakery

530 W Main St #7, Anoka, MN 55303

The heavenly confections found at this bakery are filled with light pastry cream, laced with almond, and sometimes studded with heady notes of cardamom. Order ahead for sweet treat pick up, or stop by for the daily bakery selection.

530 W Main St #7
Anoka, MN 55303

11. Nadia Cakes

11650 Fountains Dr #207, Maple Grove, MN 55369

Makers of the famous “geode cake,” Nadia’s serves up all manner of regular sweets along with expertly decorated treats.

11650 Fountains Dr #207
Maple Grove, MN 55369

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