About Us

Our Story

Jen & Michelle shared a loved of cake decorating and teamed up in 2004 to open Cakes By Design in Barrie, Ontario. With over 50 years of combined custom cake experience, our ‘little’ cake store has grown into an international phenomenon with featured stories in the Toronto Star and other mainstream media.
The overwhelming success of the in-store classes have inspired us to offer the same great sessions in an interactive online version, sharing our knowledge world wide.

Our Mission

At Cakes By Design our passion is creating unique and custom desserts to delight and enhance our customer’s personal experience. We believe in sharing our wealth of knowledge in cake artistry to educate and inspire fellow artisans and cake enthusiasts alike.

Our Commitment:

At CBD it is the goal of our team of cake and sugar artists to work within your budget to help you design/create/craft that extra special cake that you will remember for years to come. (Each cake artist brings their own unique creativity to each design.) We welcome photos of cakes created by others to use as ideas for your design. In the same way that an autograph is unique to each person, a cake will be unique to the artist who has created it using their (specific) recipes, methods and tools.

Allergy Note:

At Cakes By Design we are a 100% peanut and tree nut free facility.

Custom Orders:

At CBD we create each special occasion cake individually specific to the flavour and design of each person ordering the cake. We advise custom orders be placed a minimum of 5 to 7 days in advance to ensure we can accommodate. (There is a minimum 30% deposit on all cake orders and 50% deposit on all cookie orders. Cake orders must be finalized at least 4 days prior to pick-up date and changes may not be made thereafter. Deposit is non-refundable if order is cancelled within the 4 day period prior to pick-up.)

Transporting & Storing Cakes:

Cakes should be transported in a flat position, either on the floor or in the trunk of your vehicle. Cakes should not be transported on a car seat. Items should not be allowed to bump up against your cake box during transportation. Cakes and cupcakes should never be left in an unoccupied car. Most cakes and cupcakes are fine at room temperature for 12+ hours, weather dependant, and do not need to be stored in a fridge unless otherwise instructed. Once an order has been either picked up or delivered in good condition, we are no longer responsible for damages done due to improper storage, transportation or otherwise.