The 7 Most Amazing Cake Shops Tampa Has to Offer

Tampa is a cultural melting pot that is home to many museums as well as the African-themed amusement park Busch Gardens, and the historic Ybor Neighborhood, which was developed in the 20th century by Cuban and Spanish cigar factory workers and is now a popular dining and nightlife area. Therefore, it’s no surprise that this melting pot has spilled over into their desserts, particularly their cakes. Come along with us as we explore our top 7 cake shops in The Big Guava.

Cake Cuties Bakery

Cake Cuties specializes in customized cakes, cake pops, and cupcakes for all occasions. Whether you’re ordering a wedding, birthday, or retirement cake, you will be blown away by how beautifully it’s decorated, the attention to detail, and the combination of flavors to round it all out.

Owner and head baker Botija Zephir Rodriguez credits her southern upbringing and particular influences from mother Diann and her aunt Gloria Jean for her passion for baking and all things sweet. She thoroughly enjoys bringing other people joy through her confections.

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Customers say that Botija offers not only beautiful, scrumptious cakes but also excellent customer service, freshness, and timeliness. The almond wedding cake and white cake with strawberries are two favorite flavors.

Hands On Sweets

Hands On Sweets creates gorgeous wedding cakes, incredible custom cakes, wedding dessert bars, and tasty favors to share their love of sweets on your special day. No matter the theme, they handcraft each cake to correspond beautifully and taste just as amazing as it looks.

With the skills of Chefs Carlos and Marie, Hands On Sweets has won the WeddingWire Couples Choice Awards for six years, from 2014-2018, then again in 2020, and were also awarded for The World’s Best Wedding Cake in 2015 by Junebug Weddings.

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Patrons not only love the cakes and sweets Hands On Sweets makes, but how willing the chefs are to work with them and their helpful suggestions. Fan favorite cake flavors include chocolate cake with chocolate ganache and strawberries, lemon cake with strawberry filling and buttercream frosting, and lemon cake with lemon curd and raspberry preserves.

CakeTastic LLC

Looking for incredible cakes and unique desserts? Then CakeTastic LLC is the place for you! You can have a custom cake made for any occasion, or you can choose one of their cake creations with whatever flavors or designs you like, including those with their special Caribbean spices. No matter which way you go, you’ll be amazed at the look as well as the taste.

Owner Anastasia is from St. Lucia and has been baking professionally for over 35 years and not only makes awesome cakes and desserts, but also teaches cake making and dessert decorating classes. She firmly believes that your special occasions should be picture perfect and deserve only the best cakes and desserts.

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Customers love that no matter what kind of cake they want, Anastasia can deliver each and every time. They also say that no matter what flavor you order or what the cake looks like, you won’t be disappointed in its texture or taste.

Let Them Eat Cake

This bakery takes a famous quote from Marie Antoinette and gives us so many delicious and incredibly decorated cakes that you’ll wonder how you’ve gone so long without experiencing them. Whether you’re looking for a cake decorated with fondant embellishments, a simple chocolate ganache or fresh fruit, Let Them Eat Cake delivers on an impressive level.

Owner and Swiss-trained head pastry chef Michael has made cakes and pastries for several famous figures including Prince and President Ronald Regan. Let Them Eat Cake has been in Tampa for over 30 years, and Chef Michael has broken and set Guinness World Records, and has even been on TV.

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Customers love how willing Let Them Eat Cake is to work with them and how he is able to bring their vision of the perfect cake to life. Fan favorite flavors include the carrot cake, Boston Cream and Jor de Nuit, and of course chocolate.

Alessi Bakery

This almost 100 year old European bakery has a certain homey feel to it, from the smell of the wonderful goods baking to the vintage family photos all around the shop. They not only offer delicious cakes but also cookies, pastries, and sandwiches. Whether you’re celebrating a promotion or a graduation, Alessi Bakery will bake it with care and decorate it to the nines just for you.

Alessi Bakery has been in business since it was opened by Nicolo Alessi in 1912 at its first location on Cherry Street. The bakery has remained in the family since and four generations of Alessi’s have kept the tradition alive.

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Customers love that you can come in and have a nice sandwich or a tasty pastry along with being able to order a beautiful, delicious cake. Fan favorite cake flavors include Naked Red Velvet, Tiramisu, and Black Forest.

Outrageous Cakes Tampa Bakery

This bakery is right up our alley! Outrageous Cakes offers just what their name advertises – outrageous, creative cakes, cupcakes, cake pops, and more for whatever you want to celebrate! Their decadent works of art are created by award winning cake artists that can create the cake your heart desires from the decorations to the taste.

Rated as having the best custom cakes in Tampa, Outrageous Cakes take pride in using only quality ingredients and are constantly trying to outdo themselves with each cake they make.

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Patrons agree that Outrageous Cakes makes the best custom cakes in the Tampa area and are always impressed with the quality. If you want a particular flavor icing, such as Cotton Candy, they will work with you to deliver it!

The Cake Girl

The Cake Girl bakery specializes in exquisitely decorated custom cakes, mini cupcakes, and other desserts to help you celebrate those special moments. Whether you want a cake for a birthday, wedding, or any other occasion, The Cake Girl can make them with regular, gluten free or even vegan free recipes.

Kristina Lavalee opened The Cake Girl along with her husband Kirby in 2009. Kristina’s passion for baking and cake decorating led her to want to start her own business and continues to share her passion with her customers.

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Customers love the aesthetic and atmosphere of The Cake Girl bakery and how fresh and tasty her desserts are. Fan favorite cakes include coconut with strawberry filling, the Three Layer Reese’s, and the vegan vanilla.

Tampa is full of many things to do and lots of sights to see, and most importantly many cultures to be appreciated. So whether you’ve spent a day exploring all that this city has to offer or if you’re simply looking outside of the box for your next birthday cake, our picks for the top 7 cake shops in Tampa are sure to hit the spot every time.