milk bar cakes for parties, weddings, or celebrations
milk bar cakes are unique, fun and have unfrosted sides! we put a ton of thought into every layer, crunch, and filling in our cakes, why would we want to hide it all?
our cakes are playful riffs on classic american flavors like birthday cake (our love letter to a funfetti cake!) or german chocolate jimbo (we throw in a layer of crack pie® filling!)
all milk bar locations keep a stock of 6″ cakes in 2-3 flavors in store at all times for walk in purchase, including the fan favorite birthday cake! in nyc more flavor options are available by reserving a cake online with 3 or more days’ notice. we also ship our 6″ and 10″ cakes to all 50 states! start a shipping order here.
AVAILABLE CAKE FLAVORS
apple pie cake
brown butter and cinnamon cake soaked with apple cider, layered with brown butter cheesecake, pie crumbs, apple compote and finished with pie dough frosting.
layers of sweet banana cake, chocolate-hazelnut fudge, our signature banana cream and crunchy hazelnut brittle, all topped with a rich layer of hazelnut frosting.
everyone’s favorite childhood cake reimagined milk bar style- vanilla rainbow cake layered with rainbow cake crumble & vanilla frosting!
our take on a classic carrot cake – we layer ours with liquid cheesecake, sweet milk crumbs, and streusel frosting.
chocolate chip cake
a staff favorite, we bring coffee, chocolate & passion fruit together for an unexpected but delicious combination! our chocolate chip cake layered between passion fruit curd, chocolate crumbs and rich coffee frosting.
chocolate malt cake
chocolate cake layered with malted fudge, malted milk crumbs and charred marshmallows all topped with malted chocolate frosting!
dulce de leche cake
“sweet milk” slowly-caramelized sweetened condensed milk, dulce de leche, milk crumbs and dulce de leche frosting. basically the best version of a “tres leches” you’ve ever had!
german chocolate jimbo cake*
our version of german chocolate cake – it’s the classic milk bar chocolate cake layered with ooey-gooey crack pie filling, flaky coconut and crunchy pecans. we first made this cake for jim nelson, eic of gq magazine, hence the “jimbo”
mint cookies n’ cream cake
your favorite ice cream flavor comes to life as a layer cake! chocolate chip cake is layered high with cool mint cheesecake, rich chocolate crumbs and cookies ‘n cream frosting!
pineapple upside down cake*
your grandma’s favorite recipe gets a major facelift as a milk bar layer cake! coconut cake soaked with maraschino cherry, layered with yellow cake crumbs, poached pineapple and pineapple upside down frosting.
pistachio cake layered with rich pistachio frosting, bright lemon curd, and milk crumbs.
salted pretzel cake
cake made from ground down pretzels with the perfect amount of sweet, salt and malt flavor, layered with brooklyn brewery chocolate stout beer ganache, pretzel crumbs and burnt honey frosting.
vanilla cake layered with rich lemon cheesecake, milk crumbs, pickled tri-star strawberry jam and finished with a layer of pickled strawberry frosting.
a selection of 6″ cakes in 2-3 flavors can be purchased in store without a reservation or advanced notice. for larger cakes and more flavor options our special orders team can assist you, we just ask for 3 or more days notice to prepare your order.
from any of our nyc locations! reservations for 6″ cakes be placed online through our automated system. larger cakes can be reserved by contacting our customer service team by filling out a party cake request form.
in toronto? our 6″ birthday cakes can be reserved for pick-up online here.
note: due to size constraints 10” and 14” cakes must be picked up from our williamsburg, upper west side, or carroll gardens locations. sheet cakes can be picked up from our williamsburg location only.
tell us what you needour team can assist you in placing an order for larger cakes in all of our available flavors, we just ask for 3 days notice to prepare your order.
local courier delivery in nyc
our special orders team can arrange a delivery via courier for any order over $50 going to a location in manhattan or brooklyn. our courier charges a delivery fee of $44.90 for deliveries made between the hours of 10am and 6pm, with a minimum of 4 hours notice given. rush fees apply for deliveries with less than 4 hours notice. an additional after hours fee of $20 applies for deliveries made after 6pm on weekdays, or on saturdays and sundays.
we also offer shipping via UPS within NYC for a more economical option, though we cannot guarantee a delivery time for shipped packages.
shipped to your door
our 6″ and 10″ cakes are available to ship nationwide. a selection of flavors and sizes are available for shipping from our online store. requests for additional flavors and sizes can be made at any time by contacting our customer service team by filling out a party cake request form.
all of our wedding cakes are produced exactly the same way as they are for the bakery with unfrosted sides to highlight all of the delicious fillings layered inside. our cakes are never covered in fondant or buttercream. we make 1-6 tier cakes in any combination of cake flavors. we let you choose how the tiers are layered. all tiered and party cakes come on a stainless steel platter. for your wedding, you can choose to decorate your cake with flowers to match your bouquet or center piece or add a cake topper!
wedding favors and dessert options
when ordering a wedding cake, additional 10″, 14″, and 18″x26″ sheet cakes can be added to your order for cutting. we also offer cookies, cake truffles and slices of crack pie® as takeaways, in addition to alternative desserts like the cake truffle croquembouche!
cake tastings are available as either one-on-one tasting appointments in our brooklyn kitchen, as a tasting package that can be picked up from one of our nyc stores, or we can ship your tasting package anywhere in the usa. the package is $25 and includes 1″x1″ two-bite tasting samples of each of our 12 cake flavors currently available as wedding cake options, we also include a copy of our wedding cakes lookbook. we need at least 3 days advance notice to prepare your tasting.
ordering time line:
we require a minimum of 1 month notice, and will accept orders up to 6 months in advance. during our busy season (may-october) we ask for 3-6 months notice to ensure we can fit you onto our production and delivery schedule.
delivery in nyc
we can deliver to venues in nyc 7 days a week between 9am and 6pm. we ask for a 3 hour delivery window for our drivers. we can also have your cake ready for pick up at any time from our williamsburg kitchen at 382 metropolitan ave, brooklyn ny.
delivery outside of nyc
we ship our wedding cakes nationwide via ups next day air. cakes are shipped in an insulated foam shipping box designed for perishable goods and packaged with ice packs and protective foil filling. in addition to the price of the cake, there is a $250 handling fee which covers the packaging and labor involved, as well as the overnight UPS shipping fee which is typically $100-$200 (exact price depends on numerous factors including distance, location, time, weight, and changing fuel costs). There is an additional $50 summer insulated packing fee for wedding cakes that are delivered outside of NYC May-September.