Sarah Dipity


8 New Jersey Bakeries for Smash Cakes

1st birthday girl in a pink tutu &. headband with pearls around her neck trying to eat her smash cake outside with a ONE sign & pink flowers in background

As a NJ mother of 4 and a baby, children, milestone (including cake smash) photographer I have seen my share of amazing cakes in all shapes & sizes and themes. I’ve put together a short list of NJ bakeries that myself &/or my clients have used in the past for their smash cakes. Some big, some small but all are fabulous! I hope one of these amazing bakeries will be the perfect option for your next baking needs because I know as a small business owner myself that they rely on everyday people like you & me to keep them in business and continue to grow their customer base.

1. Blue Sheep Bake Shop – 9 Division Street Somerville, NJ

baby boy's 1st birthday photos with his black & white smash cake for a vintage photo themed set.

An upscale custom bakery which was once featured on Food Network’s Cup Cake Wars this small town bakery & ice cream shop is a local favorite! Personally I’ve been ordering from for over 10 years now & they never disappointment. You can choose from a wide variety of gourmet cupcakes, one of their signature cakes or a custom designed cakes. They offer gluten-free cakes and cupcakes and the classic French macaron recipes are gluten-free. This is a very busy bakery & you should plan to order with at least 2-4 weeks notice possibly even 6 weeks for custom order during their busy season. When you’re there picking up your smash cake be sure to grab a raspberry dessert bar & some macarons too. If for any reason you’re unable to pick up your cake prior to your photo session with Sarah Dipity Photography just let me know & I can arrange pick up for you since it’s close enough to my studio.

2. La Bon Bake Shoppes – 4 Locations! Somerset, Edison, Woodbridge & South Plainfield

La Bon Bake Shoppes have been creating authentic, delicious, and unforgettable baked goods in Central NJ since 1952. They offer made to order cakes online, fully custom designs, wedding cakes, tier cakes and more! Follow them on Instagram!

3. Sugar Flower Butter – Central NJ

Owner Lauren is mother & a baker! She makes amazing cakes even offers a simple baby friendly banana cakes with clean ingredients and some of the best most creative macarons I’ve ever had!

4. Mine by Michelle – Bridgewater, NJ E-Mail:

Michelle in a Central NJ baker who was once a pastry chef and decided to start her own baking business. She now makes her own custom cakes, cookies, dessert tables and more & who also offers vegan, nut free, & allergy option cakes for babies with sensitivities as she is Allergen Certified. This simple cake above was made to match the background that mom chose & sent to her to design. She all offers cookies, cupcakes, dessert tables and delivery with all orders so she’s always happy to deliver to my Middlesex home photography studio!

5. Amanda Cakes – Serving Northern NJ

Amanda is a mother of 2 girls who quit her job to be more available for her children but still needed to bring in an income to help support her family so she stated her baking business on her dining room table with a 10 year old mixer. Her success came through word of mouth and social media like many small businesses do. She officially launched in 2021 & has been completely booked since. Her dream is to one day own her own bakery space but with her family by her side & new clients every week she has already accomplished more than she’s ever imagined.

If you’re coming from the Butler, NJ area this small shop baker might be your best choice. You can order a simple iced cake & add your own decorations on top such as this little guy’s below or place a custom order for a themed over the top cake. Her Instagram is full or beautiful & bright custom cakes which are sure to follow her here!

6. 3 Kids and Cake -Flemington, NJ (follower her on IG)

NJ baker's 1st birthday cake with icing drip and donuts on top for a sweet one themed party.

Gina is mom of 3 and makes gorgeous custom cakes and desserts out of her own kitchen. She has a wide variety of themes and examples of past cakes on her Instagram page which are sure to get your creative mind going on what you want for you child’s smash cake theme. She also makes beautiful cupcakes and custom cookies which are super adorable too. If you’re unable to pick up your cake from her she’s more than happy to deliver it right to my Middlesex photography studio so it will be here for your session!

7. Blue Ribbon and Oasis Bakery & Cafe – 3 locations: Elizabeth, Hillside, Union

“Blue Ribbon Bakery has been serving traditional breads, pastries and cakes to many costumers for the past 75 years. Our secret recipes are made only with the finest ingredients as well as the handmade workmanship of the owners themselves. We have great pride in offering every costumer the delightful service of our everyday made products as well as the satisfaction of every costumer. Our main dedication is to serve all our customers in an ideal way so that they can be pleased with every outcome. We guarantee that for the most part any kind of request you may have, we shall be happy to serve you!” Follow them on Instagram!

8. Wegmans, Whole Foods, Shoprite, etc.

I know these grocery store bakeries aren’t local small businesses but when you have to stick to a tight budget (which we all understand is the case sometimes) these are still good options! Purchase yourself a cute topper from Amazon (or ask your photographer if they have them, because I do) & you’re set! All three of these bakeries can make cute, budget friendly smash cakes. From a simple whipped or buttercream iced cake in white to an ombre or sprinkled covered cake. They are perfect sized & easy to oder & pick up from a location near you or your photographer.

first birthday girl eating a smash cake with cake all over her face on a pink background

I really hope you’ve enjoyed checking out some of these fabulous New Jersey smash cake bakers who offer a lot more than just your baby’s 1st birthday cake. Please continue to support local small businesses in NJ owned by people just like you & me when you can. I know shopping local can be more expensive than large chain retailers but when using local small businesses our money stays in our community & supports others who provide for their families with the help from other mother’s like you! If you haven’t already secured your baby’s 1st Birthday smash cake photographer be sure to check out Sarah Dipity Photography’s milestone page for Cake Smash session information!

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