milk bar cakes for parties, weddings, or celebrations

​milk bar’s iconic cakes with unfrosted sides, better known as “naked cakes,” were established by chef/owner, christina tosi, in 2007. we put a ton of thought into every layer, crunch, and filling in our cakes – why would we want to hide it all?”​

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! 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.

information about ordering our large format cakes and tiered or wedding cakes can be found below!

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AVAILABLE CAKE FLAVORS

apple pie cake

brown butter cake layered with apple compote, brown butter cheesecake and pie crumbs, topped with pie dough frosting!

birthday cake

everyone’s favorite childhood cake, reimagined milk bar style! vanilla rainbow cake layered with rainbow cake crumbs, topped with vanilla frosting!

chocolate chip cake

a staff favorite for its unexpected but delicious combination! chocolate chip cake layered with passion fruit curd and chocolate crumbs, topped with rich coffee frosting!

chocolate malt cake

chocolate cake layered with malted fudge, malted milk crumbs and charred marshmallows, topped with malted chocolate frosting!

dulce de leche cake

dulce de leche cake layered with sweetened milk, gooey dulce de leche caramel and milk crumbs, topped with dulce de leche frosting. basically the best version of a “tres leches” you’ve ever had!

german chocolate jimbo cake*

a spin on the classic german chocolate cake! chocolate cake layered with ooey-gooey crack pie® filling, flaky coconut and crunchy pecans! (milk bar first made this cake for jim nelson eic of gq magazine, hence the “jimbo”)

salted pretzel cake

cake made from ground down pretzels with the perfect amount of sweet, salty and malt flavors layered with chocolate stout beer ganache and pretzel crumbs, topped with burnt honey frosting!

strawberry-lemon cake

vanilla cake layered with lemon cheesecake, milk crumbs and pickled tristar strawberry jam, topped with pickled strawberry frosting!

need a visual? view pics of all of our cakes.

*contains nuts

party cakes

planning a celebration? everyone knows cake makes it a party! bonus: all of our 6″ cakes are available to order through our website for reservation in nyc! we just need 3 days notice! we even ship our cakes throughout the u.s.

in dc? automated ordering is coming soon, but our customer service team is here to help set you up with a cake in any of our flavors or sizes.

cake options

ordering options

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.

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.

tell us what you need

our 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.
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NYC
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.

DC
automated ordering is coming soon, but our customer service team is available 7 days a week to assist in placing an order. please reach out by filling out a party cake request form.

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, or washington dc locations. sheet cakes can be picked up from our williamsburg location only.

local courier delivery in nyc and dc

our special orders team can arrange a delivery via courier for any order going to a location in manhattan, brooklyn, or washington dc. our courier’s delivery fees start at $35 and are calculated based on the size of your order and distance of your location from our kitchen. deliveries are made within a 3 hour delivery window 7 days a week, 9am – 6pm.

we also offer shipping via UPS within NYC for a more economical option, though we cannot guarantee a delivery time for shipped packages.

milk id: cakes

milk ID: cakes is the newest exclusive collaboration from christina tosi & the milk bar team and…YOU!! we’ve had a blast dreaming up cakes that surprise and delight since we opened milk bar in 2008 but we’re ready to see what you can create! start building your perfect cake!

wedding cakes

all of our wedding cakes are produced exactly the same way as all of our cakes at milk bar. each layer has unfrosted sides to highlight all of the delicious fillings 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 centerpiece or add a cake topper!

tiers can be mixed and matched from any of the flavors currently available at our bakery. cost does not include delivery fee, and applicable tax.

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

wedding cake tasting packages can be purchased online for pick-up at any of our nyc stores with 3 or more days notice, or they can be shipped directly to any u.s. address!

our wedding cake tasting package includes samples of each of the 8 cake flavors currently available on our menu. our cakes are cut into 1″x1″ two bite samples for you to enjoy. If you will be sampling with your wedding party we recommend ordering 1 box for every 2 people in the group. we also include a copy of our wedding cakes lookbook with every order. once you have had your tasting, just reach out to our team and we’d be happy to assist you in selecting the final flavor profile of your cake!

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.

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