Cake Paradise: Metro Detroit’s Most Indulgent Treats

By: Carolyn Hall | May 14, 2024
slices of cake from good cakes and bakes

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Metro Detroit is home to a rich collection of bakeries, each serving up its own sweet take on cakes that satisfy every taste and craving. Whether you are celebrating something or someone special or simply want to indulge, a cake is the perfect way to do so. With flavors ranging from fresh fruits to indulgent chocolates and light Cassata filling, there are so many places to choose from when you’re looking for cake. Let’s take a tour of some beloved local bakeries and explore the distinct creations that make them stand out.


5065 Trumbull, Detroit

Petite Sweets is known for its mastery in crafting indulgent and meticulously designed cakes. This micro-bakery and dessert catering company creates cakes layered with scratch-made custards, fresh fruits, creams, and mousses, all being delicious. Open every weekend to find your new favorite, you can find classics, specialty, and infused flavors here. Some of the specialty menu features include mixed berry custard, blackberry cheesecake, banana crunch, chocolate framboise, tequila lime, and more. Whether it’s a birthday, wedding, or any celebration, their cakes transform moments into memories.

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14300 West Warren Avenue, Dearborn

26771 Ford Road, Dearborn Heights

5741 West Maple Road, West Bloomfield

Specializing in Middle Eastern and French pastries, Shatila Bakery has been delighting customers since 1979. Well known for its traditional Lebanese-style cakes, Shatila Bakery also brings modern yet unique cakes to fruition too. The pastries and desserts showcase levels of craftsmanship and passion enjoyed with every bite. From traditional flavors to tres leches cakes, Shatila Bakery is a must-try. Interested in trying more than one flavor? The display cases house slices of fresh cakes, so creating a box of delights has never been easier. 


19363 Livernois, Detroit

22 West Colombia Street, Detroit

Good Cakes and Bakes offers treats that taste as good as they look. “Good Cakes and Bakes, LLC (GCB), is a triple-bottom-line business established in 2013. We offer gourmet cakes, scones, muffins, brownies, cookies, cupcakes, vegan baked goods, and various French Pastries,” shares owner April Anderson. Celebration cakes come in delicious flavors, like Southern caramel, pineapple coconut, Geman chocolate, sweet potato, and 7up pound cake, to name a few. The vegan cakes include cookie butter, strawberry crunch, and more. Just looking for a slice or two as a pick-me-up? You can find those too, along with cake jars filled with cake and frosting. “We use organic products (when available) and local farmers to get our organic dairy and produce. At Good Cakes and Bakes, LLC (GCB) our mission is to provide quality baked goods that are wholesome and organic in nature; and to provide our baked goods in an environment that is positive, creative, educational, and friendly to our employees and community. We hire re-entering citizens and members of our community offering a living wage.” 

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45883 Hayes Road, Shelby Township

For over 30 years, this gem has baked cakes that capture the essence of everything sweet. Christine’s Cakes & Pastries is known for its elegant designs, delicate buttercream work, and a range of flavors from rich chocolates to refreshing fruits. Christine’s Cakes ensures that every event has a beautiful and flavorful centerpiece. Putting out almost 400 cakes a week, not including wedding cake orders, Christine’s is an ever-popular choice for a sweet treat. Offering both tortes and buttercream cakes, you’ll find flavors like, chocolate raspberry, Italian cassata, Lady Chambord, mocha, strawberry shortcake, and even poured cakes, covered in a layer of decadent chocolate ganache. 


31 East 14 Mile Road, Clawson

Fusing Japanese techniques with creative recipes, White Wolf Japanese Patisserie creates cakes that are both innovative and stunning. Their signature Japanese-style strawberry shortcake, made with fluffy sponge and fresh cream, stands out among their selection. For a unique twist on classic desserts, the Mont Blanc, tiramisu, chocolate chiffon, and matcha crepe cakes are all excellent choices. Located in Clawson, White Wolf brings something refreshingly different to the local cake scene.


4062 17 Mile Road, Sterling Heights

A Sterling Heights institution, Mannino’s has been baking for over four decades, blending Italian traditions with American-style cakes at this family establishment. Its custom cakes feature detailed designs and flavors that range from classic custards and Bavarian cream to cannoli filling and light cherry mousse. You can even take it further and have the cake dipped in ganache too. Cakes are also made daily and are available in its cases, perfect for a last-minute decision to pick up dessert for the evening.