9 Gorgeous Philly-Made Cakes That Are Practically Works of Art

Whether it's your kid's first birthday or your wedding shower, prepare to be upstaged.

Photograph by Neal Santos; styling by Barbara Botting

1. Mini Bundt Cakes at Flying Monkey Bakery, Market East
Cinnamon bourbon apple, Arnold Palmer, hot buttered rum, Dark and Stormy, $3 each.

2. Partially Naked Cake at Bredenbeck’s Bakery, Chestnut Hill
Butter pound cake with salted caramel and espresso filling with chocolate buttercream icing, $5.70 a serving.

3. S’more’s Cake at Clara’s Groovy Deliciousness, Philadelphia
Dark chocolate espresso cake with torched honey marshmallow meringue, salted chocolate sauce, ginger honey graham crackers, butter toffee and espresso ganache, $9 a serving.

4. Chocolate Mocha Cake at Night Kitchen, Chestnut Hill
Chocolate mocha cake with chocolate ganache filling, peanut butter buttercream and chocolate ganache drip, $6 a serving.

5. Banana Chocolate Chip Cake at Amy’s Sweet Bake Shop, West Chester
Banana chocolate chip cake with Nutella cream center, whipped vanilla bean Swiss meringue frosting and caramel drizzle, $5.50 a serving.

6. Honey-Lavender Cake at Cake Life Bake Shop, Fishtown
Vanilla cake soaked in a honey/lavender/white wine syrup, with honey goat cheese frosting, topped with a honey drip, fresh honeycomb and local lavender, $8 a serving.

7. Ringo the Raccoon Cake at Whipped Bakeshop, Fishtown
Chocolate cake with chocolate meringue buttercream, $95.

8. Caramel Cookie Butter Cake at Nutmeg Cake Design, Manayunk
Speculoos cookie butter cake with caramel buttercream, $6.50 a serving.

9. Carrot Cake at The Frosted Fox Cake Shop, Mount Airy
Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, vanilla buttercream icing and edible gold leaf, $5 a serving.

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First published as “Cakes Are Now Works of Art” in the October 2017 issue of Philadelphia magazine.