March 16, 2015

Finding the best cakes in Boulder

463336785Students of Boulder culinary schools have an incredible amount of resources at their disposal when it comes to exploring new cooking styles. The city is littered with wonderful, innovative restaurants to the degree that you never have to look too far to find something wonderful to eat. This applies to desserts, too, as Boulder has no shortage of phenomenal bakeries, pastry shops and restaurants dedicated to serving up delectable sweet treats. Check out these venues if you’re looking for the perfect cake to compliment your next birthday party, anniversary or corporate event. You won’t be disappointed!

Nothing Bundt Cakes
So we all know that the quality of the food being produced is the most important criteria for a restaurant to live up to, but having an adorable name doesn’t hurt either. That’s where Nothing Bundt Cakes comes into play. This cake shop is located at 2710 Arapahoe Avenue in downtown Boulder, making it easily accessible for all of the city’s residents. Run by Deana O’Brien and Diane Ward, Nothing Bundt Cakes has established itself as one of the premier dessert shopping destinations in the area. According to its website, the shop offers more than 40 different cake designs and ten unique bundt cake flavors, so you’ll never have to eat the same cake twice when you go here. Drop in six days a week to try every delectable treat that this bakery offers, but please note that they’re closed on Sundays.

Shamane’s Bake Shoppe
Shamane’s prides itself on creating all of its delicious menu items fresh from scratch each day, so you can rest assured that you’re always getting something fresh out of the oven. As its website indicates, Shamane’s can make cakes for nearly any event, offering custom desserts for weddings, celebrations, birthdays and more. The shop has also made a strong effort to become involved in the local community, appearing at the Boulder Farmers Market on Wednesdays between May and October and on Saturdays between April and November. In addition to its long line of cakes, the shop also offers custom-made pies that range in flavor profile from sweet to savory as well as handmade unique desserts. Located at 2825 Wilderness Place, Shamane’s should be up next on your list of local bakeries to pay a visit to.

Kim and Jake’s Cakes
If you’re looking for a delicious dessert but need to find a gluten-free option, then Kim and Jake’s Cakes should be first on your list. Found on South Broadway street in Boulder, this bakery offers gluten-free options across its menu including custom made cakes and desserts, cookies and breads all made fresh from scratch. Kim and Jake founded their shop in 2010 after the birth of their son, August, and haven’t looked back since, delivering delicious treats to every customer who enters their store. Check out this bakery Tuesdays through Saturdays in Boulder.