Birthdays aren’t complete without birthday cakes, and custom cakes add that special touch that makes a celebration feel more personal. For kids, custom cakes are absolutely magical. A themed cake can bring their favourite characters to life, or turn their favourite colours into an incredibly tasty experience. Here are 3 bakeries in Ottawa that do custom cakes for kids that are out of this world.
Artistic Cake Design
Artistic Cake Design is a family business in Ottawa that is run by three generations of cake designers. They do incredible work with fondant and deco. They can work with any inspiration and colour scheme. The family does all of their baking on-site, and their years of experience can bring any theme or inspiration to life. If you’re looking for anything from superhero cakes, to princess cakes in Ottawa, you won’t be disappointed.
Carla’s Cakes does everything from custom cakes, cake-pops to cupcakes. They are an incredibly versatile company that can provide nut free, gluten free, sugar free, vegan and halal cakes for any order. They also offers customizable options on their website for both the inside and outside of the cake, making it super easy to order online. All their work is done by hand. Paw patrol birthday cake pops anyone?
Another great option for custom birthday cakes for kids in the Ottawa area is D’Cake, a company that specializes in made-to-order cakes. All of D’Cake’s creations are made entirely from scratch and by hand.
D’Cake can create custom cakes for any occasion, and their Instagram boasts an impressive collection of custom cakes and creations for kids themed cakes. D’Cake asks for 14 days lead time for orders, and last minute accommodations can be made only if their schedule permits.
Custom Cake Costs
How much should you expect to pay for custom cakes for kids in Ottawa? It depends on how big and elaborate you want it to be. You should expect to pay anywhere from $50 (for a one-layer, one colour cake with regular icing) to $200 (for a multi-tier, elaborate cake with fondant and details).
Things To Decide
Before ordering your cake, here’s some things you should know:
- How many people you’re looking to serve. This will determine the size of the cake.
- The Shape Of The Cake You Want. Typically, bakeries offer square or round tiers, but can create custom shapes upon request.
- Any allergies or dietary requirements from your guest list.
- Cake flavour and colour. The bakery will have a list of flavours for inside the cake, and cake also dye the inside to fit any theme, including a rainbow cake.
- Icing Flavour. Do you know if you want a fondant icing or regular icing on the outside? While fondant is what gives designer cakes their clean cut look and intricate designs, the consistency and flavour can sometimes be not sweet enough for kids to really enjoy.
- Photos Help. There are a plethora of photos on the internet to get inspiration from for your custom cake, and this can help bakeries to understand what you’re looking for and exceed your expectations. If you can have photos of cakes you like when ordering, this will make the process that much easier (and the cake that much better).
Here are some of the most popular kid’s themed cakes in Ottawa:
Frozen is still one of the most popular Disney movies for kids, and there are so many variations on Elsa themed cakes to choose from.
Paw Patrol Cakes
If your little one is in to Paw Patrol, then a custom cake using the show’s blue, red and iconic white paws is the perfect addition to the party.
Peppa Pig Custom Cakes
If you have a Peppa Pig fan at home, a bakery can turn those pastel pinks into a beautiful custom cake that matches any colour scheme.
Black Panther / Spiderman Cakes
Bring superhero action to life on your little one’s custom cake by incorporating their favourite action figures into an epic scene from their favourite movie.
The slime craze is real for kids and tweens….and some love slime so much that a slime party (like Jojo Siwa’s slime party) and slime custom cake might just be a hit. An expert baker will know just how to make slime that is both colourful and edible for your custom cake.
After all these years, Spongebob Squarepants is still one of the top ranking kids shows out there. There are tons of fun ways to bring Spongebob to life in a custom cake…including this cake shaped like Spongebob’s Pineapple house.
My Little Pony Cakes
Turn your little one’s favourite My Little Pony into an adorable custom cake. Each pony has their own colour scheme, and it can be incorporated into the icing and inside of the cake for a cool surprise.
If your little one loves Storybots, then we love this custom cake and matching cupcake duo that brings the characters to life.
Have a Shopkinz lover? These adorable mini squishies make for the cutest custom cakes.
Hatchables can be made into the cutest egg themed cakes and cupcakes.
….and the list goes on!
Cupcakes and cake pops may be the way to go for a party with various food sensitivities. Cake pops can make for some extremely fun creations, like these Dino themed cake pops:
Custom cupcakes are a great option, too. They can build on whatever theme you’re going for and give kids a fun choice to make, like choosing between chocolate and vanilla, pink and purple icing, or their favourite princess:
Custom Cake Toppers
The cupcakes above actually show another great option for last-minute cake shoppers or those on a budget. Cake toppers and cake stands are an easy way to incorporate a theme into your party’s cake time. They are also available at Walmart and Party City in a variety of themes.