Gorgeous cakes, delicious cupcakes, food you don’t have to make yourself… sounds like the recipe for an excellent birthday party. Here’s a roundup of great local bakeries and food trucks that would be perfect for your next celebration.
Feel free to share your go-tos in the comments and make this an even bigger resource for local moms!
BIRTHDAY CAKES + BAKERIES
Cake Carousel | Richardson
This is for the DIY-ers! Cake Carousel has everything you need to decorate a beautiful cake or confection. You can even take a class in advance to learn cool decorating techniques. What’s that? They host parties, too? How perfect for this guide!
Sweet Art Bakery | McKinney
Check out photo galleries and all the available flavor combinations and request your cake quote at the link. Don’t miss the helpful FAQ.
The Cookie Rack | Frisco
Find all kinds of cookies, frosted and unfrosted, on their cookie menu. You can also order (beautiful!) double-layer letter or number cookie cakes. See link for photos of everything.
Reverie Bakeshop | Richardson
VEGAN. Everything on the menu is egg-free, dairy-free, and animal bi-product free. Find cakes, cookies, pastries, and more with photos and pricing at the link. Read more about Reverie from CCM: Allergen-Free Bakeries in Collin County
Unrefined Bakery | Dallas, Frisco
Gluten-free, soy-free, and non-GMO. You can also sort by vegan items. We love the simple yet beautiful designs on their specialty cakes. Don’t miss the party jars—could be perfect for the right party.
The London Baker | The Colony
You can get real fancy with this one (look at the sculpted cakes!). They also have all sorts of pristine desserts, cookies, and cupcakes. See their FAQ at the link for more info.
Tell Me Something Sweet Bakery | McKinney
Classic cakes, bars, and pies delivered to your door (or shipped nationwide!). See link for pricing and photos and to order.
Market Street | Allen, Flower Mound, Frisco, McKinney, Plano
We all know you can get cakes at grocery store bakeries. Market Street bakeries do cakes, cookies, and pies and might be a more novel option than your usual standby grocers.
Millstone Bakery | Plano
Check out cake sizes and fillings at the link. They can also cater trays of cookies, cupcakes, and sandwiches. Reach out for pricing.
Sugar & Spice Bakery | Plano
A quaint, family-owned bakery offering cakes, pies, cookies, petit fours, and more. The website has a gallery but no online ordering. You’ll want to call or pop in.
Two Crazy Bakers | Murphy
These two gals offer a variety of cakes, cookies, cupcakes, pastries, and desserts. Browse the cake menu for flavor and filling options and view the gallery for past projects.
For even more great bakeries near you: CCM’s Guide to the Best Desserts in Collin County
FOOD TRUCK RENTALS FOR BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Kona Ice | DFW
Flexible pricing plans for any type of event. Enter your event zip code at the link and they’ll match you with the Kona Ice truck owner nearest you.
Tongue In Cheek | DFW
This fan-favorite Richardson ice cream shop prices their ice cream truck rental by the scoop (with a 50-scoop minimum). See the link for travel fee details (no travel fee within 10 miles of their Richardson shop).
Frios Gourmet Pops | DFW
Start by finding the Frios near you to be matched with the correct truck owners. See pricing, service area, and more.
In-N-Out Burger | DFW
Their cookout truck can roll up to your party and serve fresh-made burgers. See specs and requirements at the link along with the cookout calculator for a price estimate.
Dallas Food Trucks | DFW
Dallas Food Truck Connector has a directory of real-deal local food trucks available for catering around the metroplex. You can see a photo of the truck, find out the type of food served, and request catering at the link. There are TONS!