If you’re like us and have a sweet tooth, knowing where to buy your treats in San Juan Capistrano, California, will make your life here much easier. As one of the leading dealerships in the area, it’s our mission to give you tips that’ll make you love our city. That’s why today, we’re sharing the best spots where you can go to enjoy the most delicious cakes and cupcakes.
Nothing Bundt Cakes
As you may have guessed, Nothing Bundt Cakes is named after the classic treat, a ring-shaped cake named for the Bundt pan in which it’s baked. This bakery opened its doors in 1997 and has since become the go-to place for hand-crafted Bundt cakes.
It offers a wide variety of flavors and sizes, including the bakery’s staple tiered Bundt cake topped with cream cheese frosting; Bundtlets, which are individually wrapped miniature Bundt cakes topped with the bakery’s signature cream cheese; and Bundtinis, a box of 12 bite-sized Bundt cakes. Flavors include Oreo Cookies & Cream, Chocolate Chocolate Chip, and Strawberries & Cream.
Pronounced eff kay enn, FKN Bread is a locally owned and operated bakery named after Finn, Kane, and Nash, the three sons of Dave and Bree, the bakery’s owners. The story of this bakery begins with Dave and Bree experimenting with making different types of bread at home. One day, they sold a loaf, and the rest was history.
Today, the bakery is known for its signature dough, so expect to see plenty of cakes, cupcakes, bread, donuts, and brownies on the menu. If you’re a cupcake lover, you’ll love this place, as it offers almost every flavor you can imagine, including peppermint mocha, red velvet, macchiato, and funfetti.
It’s All About The Cake
Featured in Food Network’s Top 5 and holding five The Knot Best of Wedding awards,It’s All About The Cake is a renowned custom cake design studio that has been around for 15 years. This distinguished studio is known for its artistic products, and although it focuses primarily on custom cakes and cupcakes, the bakery also offers mini desserts.
Diane Richey is the current manager of this family-owned business, and she enjoys combining her knowledge of fashion and art with her passion for baking. The entire menu is designed for weddings, birthdays, baby showers, holidays, special occasions, and sports — it even offers 3-D sculpted cakes.
Little France Coffee & Bakery
Little France Coffee & Bakery is the place to go if you love French pastries. This bakery is a tribute to French culture and has been around for over 20 years. It’s currently under a new ownership, but the recipes and characteristic environment remain the same. The bakery puts a personal touch on classic French recipes, and that’s what makes it the go-to sweet spot for locals.
As you can expect, the bakery boasts a perfectly curated menu that will satisfy every palate. The menu is divided into six sections: breakfast, croissants and sandwiches, side dishes, hot drinks, cold drinks, and specials. In addition, the bakery has a separate section of the menu called Specialties, where you’ll find birthday cakes, eclairs, cookies, and macaroons.
Sugar Blossom Bake Shop
Sugar Blossom Bake Shop is the place to go for delicious desserts that are baked fresh on-site with little to no preservatives. The bakery’s team describes themselves as experienced bakers and cake designers whose specialties include artistic and unique custom wedding cakes, specialty cakes, and quality desserts. What we love most about this bakery is that no matter what time you stop by, they’re sure to have plenty of fresh options for you.
Cupcake flavors include vanilla, coconut, lemon, s’mores, red velvet, German chocolate, carrot, pina colada, triple chocolate, gluten-free vanilla, and mint chocolate. Cake options include Oreo, carrot, berry & cream, chocolate chip cookie, churro, red velvet, and pina colada.
Founded in 2006 and with over 26 bakeries nationwide, SusieCakes is one of the most popular and loved bakeries in the city. It attributes its success to a combination of passion, experience, and a timeless approach to baking. All products are freshly made and preservative-free, and if you’d like to send a dessert to someone in another state, nationwide shipping is available.
The menu is mostly made with creamy butter, fresh eggs, whole milk, all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, and buttercream frosting. Cupcake options include peanut butter, vanilla, whiskey vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, lemon, coconut, and flourless chocolate. Cake options, on the other hand, include vanilla, old-fashioned chocolate, red velvet, marble, luscious lemon, carrot, and tropical coconut.
Butter + Cream Bakery
Founded in 1993, Butter + Cream Bakery is a leading bakery in San Juan Capistrano, California. It’s the cookie dough supplier for several schools, churches, and fundraising organizations, as well as one of the best cake design studios in the area. But if you’re looking for something small, don’t let that stop you — it also offers its products on a smaller scale.
The menu includes cupcakes, custom cakes, cookies, and small desserts. Cake options include red velvet, carrot, chocolate mousse, floral, cookies & cream, almond velvet, funfetti, princess, fudge, blue velvet, and wildflower. Cupcakes options include vanilla, chocolate, peanut butter, and pink vanilla.
Baked By Star
Baked By Star is a cottage bakery founded and run by Star. It’s the best place to go if you love cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and brownies. This bakery opened its doors in 2020 and has since become the perfect place for anyone with a sweet tooth. The menu offers a wide variety of desserts; cupcake and cake flavors include chocolate, lemon, strawberry, and vanilla.
There you have it, eight options in San Juan Capistrano, California, to satisfy your sweet tooth. We hope this list has motivated you to give some of these places a try. At Capistrano Volkswagen, our mission is to serve the members of our community, so if you’re ever in need of automotive services, including selling or buying a vehicle, regular maintenance, or just professional advice, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
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