10 Awesome Birthday Cake Designs

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Have you met this month’s Locally Grown featured business owner, Alison Dalton, owner of Dalton’s Cakes in Grayslake? One of Alison’s favorite parts of her job is creating amazing cakes for her clients. Today she shares some of her favorite cakes with us. Be sure to check back next week when Alison takes over as guest editor to see her calendar picks.

awesome birthday cake designs

Skittles Birthday cake, I love how the bag of candy is suspended and pouring!

skittles birthday cake

Jake and the Neverland Pirates, two cakes in one!

Jake and the Neverland Pirates birthday cake

Check out all the details on this personalized Doc McStuffin’s First Birthday cake! I love the band-aids and the sparkly 1 on the top.

doc mcstuffins birthday cake

This Mac Cosmetics cakes was for an adult but would be super cute for a Sweet 16 or for a send of to cosmetology school.

make-up birthday cake

Great birthday cakes aren’t just for kids! The fisherman in your life would love to catch this cake!

fish 3D cake

If the shoe fits… eat it!

high heel birthday cake

Why choose only one favorite superhero when Allison can expertly work all your favorites in to cake!

superhero birthday cake

I am getting a rush just from looking at this Monster Energy Birthday cake. What a way to say welcome to teenage-land! The can is totally elevated too which is so cool!

monster energy poouring can cake

Number 9 isn’t a birthday cake but is still spectacular and we had to share it. This graduation cake reminds students they can go anywhere because “Knowledge opens doors”.

custom gradutaion cake

Number 10 is a very special cake that Allison did for Icing Smiles for our former writer Kristy. Kristy’s son was celebrating his 100th day post bone marrow transplant (you can read all about it Dalton’s Cakes and Icing Smiles in Loralie’s story). Aside from the amazing design that Allison and the kids came up with together this cake is also gluten-free and free of FD&C coloring. Allison worked with Kristy and sourced her ingredients from out of the country to meet their families dietary restrictions.

dye-free colored birthday cake design

If there is any way we can adjust our menu or our offering to accommodate a request we will,” says Alison.  In addition to offering conventional baked goods, breakfast, and lunch items,  they offer gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free and even vegan versions of their products upon request.  The shop is also peanut-free.

Connect with Dalton’s Cakes, Inc.
970 Harris Road, Suite 2A, Grayslake
Located at The Shops of Station Square in Prairie Crossing
(847) 223-2344 | Dalton’s on Facebook

Tuesday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays & Mondays

Stop in for Latte Tuesdays! Every Tuesday $2 Lattes!



Disclosure: Dalton’s Cakes is our featured Locally Grown Business of the Month. This series of features is part of a paid partnership with Little Lake County. Contact littlelakecounty[at]gmail[dot]com if you are interested in featuring your own locally-owned business in our monthly series.


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About Holly Garvey 120 Articles
Stay-at-home mom who works! On again/off again work in family real estate business, babysitter, dog rescue and historical society volunteer all while chasing my new-found dream to be a writer.I live in Antioch with my husband, Jake, and kids, Cecilia (5) and Mark (3), and our dog Isabella. I'm an aspiring vegan (I cheat a lot), Jazzercise addict and runner. As a family, we love to travel and spend time outdoors. I love to go antique shopping and garage sale-ing, cook, and read in my (rare) free time.

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