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10 Places To Order Birthday Cakes From That Ship Nationwide

There's no reason to social distance from birthday cake on your special day.

Because of COVID-19, many spring celebrations have had to be canceled or put on hold, and that includes birthday festivities. Yet just because you can't eat it a cake sitting around a table with all your friends and family, doesn't mean you can't enjoy a decadent treat on your special day. And get this—many bakeries around the country are ship delicious birthday cakes nationwide!

Yep, that's right, no need to skip your birthday celebrations this year—even if it is just you and the cake. They also make a perfect gift if you're quarantined away from someone you love on their birthday. Here are some of our favorite spots to order a birthday cake from that will ship nationwide, so you can celebrate your day wherever you're stuck at home.

Milk Bar

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There's honestly nothing more festive than a funfetti birthday cake, especially a decadent one from Milk Bar. Milk Bar in NYC has both vanilla and chocolate funfetti birthday cakes that are the ideal treat to spread birthday cheer. They come in two sizes, 6-inch and 10-inch, so no matter how many people you've got in your quarantine crew, you'll be covered. They even have a gluten-free option, too!

We Take The Cake

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Why not get one of Oprah's favorites for this year's celebration? The Key Lime Bundt Cake from We Take The Cake in Fort Lauderdale, FL can definitely work as a birthday cake or you can just stick with one of the traditional birthday cake options from here as well. You can't go wrong with any of their delicious cake options.

Carlo's Bakery

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If the person you're celebrating was a fan of Cake Boss on TLC, it's a must that you get a birthday cake from Carlo's Bakery in Hoboken, NJ. Imagine taking a bite of a cake made by Buddy Valastro and his team to get the party started this year. Their variety of cakes is truly endless, from Rainbow Cake , Black and White Cake to Cannoli Cake and more. And if you really can't decide, they have Cake Slice Sampler where you get eight—yeah that's right eight—different cake slices to try.

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Nadia Cakes

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Another television classic, Nadia Cakes has been featured on Cupcake Wars, Holiday Baking Championship, and Food Network Star, so you know they have to be good. The best part about Nadia Cakes is you don't have to be in Woodbury, Minnesota to enjoy these beauties. Their Vageode Cake is the one they've become famous for, and once you see it and taste it you'll know why.

Lady M

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Looking for the classiest of birthday cakes? Then Lady M in NYC is definitely the place you want to order from. Not only are these cakes that consist of layers upon layers of crepes beautiful, but they're also absolutely delicious. Their Signature Mille Crepes cake features their caramelized crepes filled with the fluffiest of pastry creams. It's truly decadent and definitely a dessert we'd want to celebrate with.


ovenly Brooklyn blackout cake
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If you've never had a Brooklyn Blackout Cake, you've come to the right place. Ovenly is located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, but you can enjoy the richest, dark chocolate cake you could imagine from the comfort of your own home, thanks to nationwide shipping. You definitely won't be sorry once you take a bite of this masterpiece.

Junior's Cheesecake

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Another New York classic, Junior's Cheesecake, though it might not be the conventional birthday cake option, is definitely perfect for any cheesecake lover on their special day. If you're looking for more cheesecake options than you know what to do with, you'll find that at Junior's.

PieCaken Bakeshop

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One day Chef Zac Young decided that a chocolate pecan pie, vanilla cheesecake, and red-velvet cake should come together into the ultimate dessert, and with that the PieCaken was born. Once you take a bite of this, you'll wonder why it took so long for this combo to be invented, but all we have to say is thank you Chef Zac Young for bringing this gem into our lives. If this isn't celebratory, we don't know what is.

Carousel Cakes

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Another spot that's made it on Oprah's Favorites list, Carousel Cakes in Nanuet, NY is known for their dreamy Red and Blue Velvet Cakes. And if you've never tried a Blue Velvet Cake, this is the place to get it from.

Sweet Laurel Bakery

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Among some of the more beautiful cakes we've ever seen, Sweet Laurel Bakery in Pacific Palisades, CA offers paleo options as well as vegan and raw cakes. So, just because you have dietary restrictions doesn't mean you can't have your cake and eat it, too! All of their cakes are layered and the flavors vary from Vanilla Coconut Jam to Mocha or Chocolate Raspberry. They really cover all the options.

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Rachel Linder
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