Have you been looking for the perfect cake for your special day? Do you love red velvet cakes with a fiery passion as red as the cake itself? Are you struggling to find cake shops that allow you to place orders for your cakes?
Look no further than the cake shops on this list to call on for your special day.
How We Chose Our Ratings For These Cake Shops
To ensure we’ve picked the best locations for you to purchase your red velvet cakes, we’ve kept a few key factors in mind. First, the company’s brand. Trusted small business owners of bakeries or dessert shops were rated higher than retail companies in an effort for you to support good, local bakers. Second is the ordering process. Companies whose ordering process is simple and hassle-free were rated highly. Ordering processes that allow for customization such as calling to place specific orders were highly rated. Businesses that ship across the U.S. were rated higher than those that delivered cakes in the local area only.
Variety is another factor. Those cake shops that offered various gluten-free, filling variety, cupcake, icing options were rated highly.
1. CamiCakes in Jacksonville, Florida
Inspired by the wonderful device of an Easy Bake Oven, Andra Hall already knew she wanted to become a baker as a little girl. With her grandmother’s advice to pursue her passions and her Mama’s love of baking, Hall was well equipped with the tools and knowledge to launch CamiCakes. Camicakes is named after Andra’s daughter Camille.
CamiCakes is known for its gourmet cupcakes for all occasions — birthdays, weddings, showers, you name it. The cake shop offers cupcakes, layered cakes and ice cream scoops in a variety of flavors such as Sweet Potato, The Elvis, and Chocolate raspberry almond cream.
You may order red velvet cupcakes with or without nuts for $3.25 each. They feature the delicious, red chocolatey cake topped with a smooth cream cheese icing. For $49, you can order the red velvet cake to most states in the U.S. For specific inquiries, you’ll need to fill out a contact information form to know if CamiCakes is able to ship the cake to your location.
2. Lassen & Hennigs in Brooklyn, New York
Lassen & Hennigs specializes in fine foods and catering. They are located in Brooklyn Heights. In addition to desserts, you can order breakfast, lunch, salads, and soups to go.
For red velvet cupcakes at $2.50 each, place your order at least one day in advance. As the business’ #1 best-seller, the red velvet cake features the traditional sponge cake flavored with cocoa and delicious layers of cream cheese filling. Your customization options are many with this business. You can order anywhere from a 6 inch to full sheet of red velvet cake. If it’s a birthday you’re celebrating, you can add “Happy Birthday” on the cake or no writing, candles or no candles, and cake spatula or no cake spatula.
3. Carousel Cakes in Nanuet, New York
Carousel Cakes is a family-owned business founded in 1965 by Martin Lefkowitz. Raised in a foster home, Lefkowitz and his sweet tooth led him to this small business idea. Starting at the age of 16, he absorbed everything about the art of baking while traveling the Catskills and learning from hotel bakers.
Today, Carousel Cakes features over 20 varieties of cakes that are distributed in 6 states as well as a select line of cakes available across the U.S. that are delivered directly to your location. Their signature red delicious is called Oprah Red Velvet Cake, as this is the very same cake that Oprah listed as one of her favorites on O magazine. And it is O so tasty. Smooth as velvet, this chocolate flavored cake is a brilliant shade of rich red topped with thick cream cheese cake frosting. The 7-inch cake serves about 6-10 people and goes for $41.95 via the business’ online website.
4. Make My Cake in Harlem, New York
This cake shop started from scratch with family recipes filled with love and the cultural heritage of service practiced by the benevolent matriarch, Josephine “Ma Smith” Smith. Her recipes are infused with the heart of the south and the baking traditions of Mississippi and Alabama coupled with Harlem soul. From a home-based business to a small business for all the occasions, Make My Cake has been around for over 22 years — drawing in cake lovers nationwide and globally for favorites such as the red velvet cake or German chocolate cake.
Make My Cake bakes red velvet cakes, cheesecakes or cupcakes to your liking. NYTimes voted their southern classic #1. Baked with love and good taste, the red velvet cake is made using a secret family recipe — featuring a delicious buttercream frosting.
If interested in ordering these red velvet cakes from the menu, you’ll need to fill a contact information form and speak directly with a member of the family-owned business to inquire about the specifics of shipping and handling.
5. Nothing Bundt Cakes in Las Vegas, Nevada
In 1997, Debra Shwetz and Dena Tripp founded Nothing Bundt Cakes as a way to please their family and friends. However, they soon realized that thousands of other people liked the delicious cakes that the women were making. The cake shop prides itself on using the purest ingredients, handcrafted recipes and imaginative decorations.
It celebrates its customers, treating everyone with hospitality — welcoming you at the door and remembering a customer’s favorite flavor. Today, there are over 260 bakeries across the U.S.
Bundt cakes come in different sizes and shapes: 8-inch, 10-inch, tiered, Bundtlets, Bundtlet towers, and Bundtinis. For frosting, you have the choice of a signature or drizzle finish. When you place your order, specify your location to find the nearest bakery to you, the time you require the cakes, and your order of cakes. Their red velvet Bundt cakes are velvety, rich cocoa batter with chocolate chips inside.
6. The Cheesecake Factory in Los Angeles, California
In the 1940s, Evelyn Overton read about a recipe in the local newspaper that would inspire her own “Original” cheesecake recipe. Family, friends, and neighbors loved the cakes so much that she decided to open a small cheesecake shop. However, she abandoned the dream of owning her own business to raise her two small children.
She and her husband Oscar returned to the dream in 1972 when they moved to Los Angeles as a final attempt at owning their own business. There, they opened the first of many to come of The Cheesecake Factory Bakery. Today, there are more than 200 The Cheesecake Factory restaurants worldwide.
Named the Ultimate Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake, this cake features moist notes of red velvet with the original cheesecake recipe covered in the restaurant’s cream cheese frosting. For $69.99, you can have this cake shipped in most states in the U.S. It is shipped with dry ice in an insulated container and rushed via 2-Day Express delivery.
7. Cupcake Royale in Seattle, Washington
Founded in 2003, Cupcake Royale became Seattle’s first cupcake bakery and café. It is also the nation’s first cupcake bakery to open outside of New York City, effectively ending the Big Apple’s reign over cupcake shops. From not knowing much about the cupcake industry to making some of the best homemade cupcakes on a daily basis, Seattleites have a lot to be proud of in this establishment.
The cupcake shop also prides itself on creating a sustainable, local economy. Partnering with Washington farmers and producers, Cupcake Royale believes that supporting the local economy means showcasing the talents and products of your local neighbors. Their red velvet cupcakes feature a buttermilk cake with a note of cocoa and topped with a rich swirl of cream cheese frosting and dusting of red sparkles. Their red velvet cake pops are the cupcake and frosting covered in white chocolate with red sprinkles.
The only downside with this cupcake shop is that you can only order them in Seattle. Other than that, the shop staff recommends placing your order before noon the day before you need your cupcakes. If you live outside of the state, the shop ships a home cupcaking kit, which includes the cake mix and the frosting. Vanilla cake mix and frosting are the only options for now.
8. Butter Cake Shoppe in Los Angeles, California
Sasha founded Butter Cake Shoppe with love and passion for the art of baking. As a foreign exchange student in Paris, she discovered her passion for baking and love of full-fat European style butter, surviving off a cheap diet of baguettes, butter, cheese, and jam. She hopes to share her memory of delicious Parisian food by using full-fat European style butter in her cupcakes.
At Butter Cake Shoppe, you can customize your order of red velvet cake. You’ll choose from a list of flavors of cake, buttercream, and optional specialty fillings to create your unique cake. You can order red velvet cupcakes for $42 per dozen or mini cupcakes for $24 per dozen. If you wanted you could have a red velvet cake filled with coconut buttercream and white chocolate ganache.
9. Williams Sonoma in Sonoma, California
Founded in 1956 by Chuck Williams in Sonoma, California, Williams’ passion for cooking and eating among friends became a small business idea. He wanted to sell French cookware that inspired his interests while visiting Europe to American consumers.
Today, Williams-Sonoma Inc. has expanded beyond cookware to include bakeware, food, and various electronic kitchen appliances. Their gluten-free red velvet cake, made in a facility that uses wheat, at $69.95 can be shipped easily, with the option of returns either online or in-store. The cake features the signature, vibrant crimson hue with a rich chocolate flavor. It is prepared with layers of moist chocolate-buttermilk cake and filled and frosted with a fluffy vanilla cream cheese frosting.
Large enough to serve about 6-8 people, the cake is ideal for a small gathering of family members and friends. It is shipped frozen with dry ice, which most likely will evaporate during its travels. Be sure not to touch it with your bare hands as it will burn your skin. Best enjoyed at room temperature, wait 4 hours before serving it.
10. Magnolia Bakery in Chicago, Illinois
In the heart of New York City’s West Village, Magnolia saw the light of day in 1996. The bakery is known for its classic American baked goods, vintage décor, and warm atmosphere.
In 2007, Magnolia Bakery’s original owner passed her oven mitts to Steve and Tyra Abrams. Together, the Abrams have expanded the bakery from West Village to locations in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Mexico City, Manila, Dubai, Seoul, Riyadh, Amman, Abu Dubai, and Doha.
Served in-store, Magnolia Bakery’s red velvet cupcakes are made with the classic moist chocolate cake and topped with whipped vanilla icing. Cupcakes are available for advance order by calling 1.855.MBAKERY. The bakery also offers red velvet mini cheesecakes in-store only.
Buyer’s Guide: Order Your Red Velvet Cakes
If you need a red velvet cake for a party, wedding or simply have a craving for it, be sure to remember a few things before ordering.
The first and most important is to research which cake shops deliver in your region. You don’t want to have your eyes set on a specific shop and place the order late only to realize it doesn’t deliver in your region.
Be sure to customize your order as much as possible if the options are available. Finally, purchase from local shops to support small business owners — it’s a tough market for business owners.