Ten Best Places in Houston to Get Your Next Cake

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Photo courtesy Fluff Bake Bar
"Qu'ils mangent de la brioche!"
It's graduation season, which means two things: Uncomfortable polyester robes and cake.

Of course, I've never needed an excuse like graduation to order and then devour a custom cake (Congrats, it's Tuesday, here's a cake!), but if you need to justify your consumption, I'm sure you can think of something. Birthdays, anniversaries, new jobs, new babies, new houses, quitting your shitty job, divorces, days that end in "y." All of these are legitimate excuses to eat cake.

But if you're going to eat cake (it's a lot of empty calories, after all), you'd best make sure it's a good one. Fortunately for those of us who like to throw a party any time we go a week without getting a parking ticket, Houston is full of great bakers who produce not only delicious--but also beautiful--cakes.

Here are the best places in Houston to get your next cake, no matter what you're celebrating.

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Photo courtesy Three Brothers Bakery
This doesn't show the cake itself that well, but look what Three Brothers's cakes can do!
Honorable Mention: Jodycakes, for making gluten free, vegan and organic cakes (three terms I generally want nowhere near my baked goods) that don't taste gluten free, vegan or organic at all. In fact, the cakes are so beautiful and delicious, if they weren't labeled as such, I'd never know the difference.

10. Central Market
Yes, it's a chain, but Central Market and H-E-B actually make wonderful cakes if you steer clear of the sugar sheet cake variety. For a customized cake, you need only to give the Central Market baking department about 48 hours advance notice. If you want to customize a cake already in the case, that can be done at any time. Central Market's cakes are quite lovely, too. Don't even pretend that you haven't gotten sidetracked in that bakery section while drooling over the chocolate mousse cake.

9. Three Brothers Bakery
Yesterday, Three Brothers Bakery celebrated 65 years in the bakery business here in Houston, but the Jucker family can trace their baking roots back to the 1830s in Poland. After surviving Nazi concentration camps, the brothers moved to Houston, where they've been making pastries, cookies and cakes ever since. Today there are three locations to satisfy your cake needs. The bakeries create everything from 3-D cakes (you know, the kind that don't actually look like cakes) to gorgeous, multi-tiered wedding cakes. Prices vary, so go online to check out the options and get a quote.

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Location Info

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Central Market

3815 Westheimer, Houston, TX

Category: General

Three Brothers Bakery

4036 S. Braeswood Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: General

Dacapo's Pastry Cafe

1141 E. 11th St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

The Chocolate Bar

1835 W. Alabama, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Ooh La La Bakery

23920 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, TX

Category: General

El Bolillo Bakery

2428 Airline Drive, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Rustika Cafe and Bakery

3237 SW Freeway, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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26 comments
goldie1102
goldie1102

Zeapod Cakery is not on the list?? its all good there are so many talented bakers out there the list would be HUGE!!!!! but they have a cupcake truck and make awesome cakes as well.

cmtoo1213
cmtoo1213

How on the ever-living earth is The Dessert Gallery not on this list?! I am in shock! I created an account just to post that comment, too!

theOnce
theOnce

Hot Breads is a terrific value, and a cool discovery

Colleen
Colleen

Acadian Bakery and Cakes on Call (if they still exist)

mgre
mgre

Rustika is the best for sure!

Anse
Anse

Dacapo's makes a damn good cake. My wife and I had a great wedding but I think the only thing anybody remembers about it was that cake. Three years later people still bring it up.

Laura Hanet
Laura Hanet

Dacapos by far is my favorite!! Lisa Diane you must read this!

kristinadm0128
kristinadm0128

I really needed someone to make me a fondant cake topper for this Saturday..ugh!

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Eric Dela Pena

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David A. Lipper
David A. Lipper

It has to be The Dessert Gallery Bakery & Cafe Why aren't they on your list. #missedtheboat

Tricia Moore Minor
Tricia Moore Minor

Bon Appetit Magazine named the Tres Leches at Cordua Restaurants Churrascos and Americas one of the top ten cakes in The U. S. No one tops the tres leches by David Cordua and Michael Cordua.

Sara Meyn Holder
Sara Meyn Holder

Seriously??? Do you even know the east side of the city EXISTS???? There is a huge city to the east of 610 and Westheimer... I am sure you have been there.. We have AMAZING bakeries in the Southeast side of town, I have friends who swear by the east side of downtown for goodies... Open your windows, there is a great big world outside of Southwest Houston and Katy...

Keke
Keke

These are all good choices and interesting. But if you are tight and want to spend a little less, Hot Breads Bakery on Hillcroft does wonderful cakes for probably 30% less than these other places.

Think you wrote just this week about the little Indo-French bakery with generations of experience and pricing that makes it worth the drive.

goldie1102
goldie1102

I agree they only pick people close to downtown :/ West side is awesome too.

LosNix
LosNix

Yeeeaaaah, El Bolillo is a straight-up east-side legend. 


So there's that.

Keke
Keke

I think the East side of Houston is way under-rated, sorta like the East side of Chicago

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