The 10 Best Cake Shops in South Dakota!

Whether chocolate, red velvet, carrot, or birthday, everyone loves cake. The sweet, yummy dessert can be found in bakeries across South Dakota. Have your cake and eat it too at the 10 best cake shops in the state! 

1. Queen City Bakery, Sioux Falls, SD

Whether almond tea cake, doughnut muffins, or blueberry scones with lemon glaze, there is something for everyone at this friendly, elegant bakery. While there are a multitude of sweet pastries, the specialty is cakes. Cakes are available in six inch (six to eight servings), eight inch (10to 14 servings), or 10 inch (16 to 22 servings). Flavors are lemon polka dot, chocolate espresso, 24K carrot cake, Brooklyn blackout, vanilla cake with vanilla or chocolate buttercream, chocolate cake with vanilla or chocolate buttercream, red hook red velvet, or sprinkle birthday. With cakes, cupcakes, pies, tarts, quiche, and more, Queen City Bakery is sure to delight!

2. Nancy’s Fancie Cupcakes ‘n Cakes, Rapid City, SD

Nancy has over 30 years of professional baking experience, and it shows with every bite! Her cakes and cupcakes are moist and flavorful and the icing compliments the cakes perfectly. She makes all sorts of custom cakes from weddings to birthdays to just cupcakes for a treat. This bakery can do almost any sort of decoration. For a professional, delicious, and beautifully decorated cake, Nancy’s bakery covers all the bases!

3. Jerry’s Cake and Donuts, Rapid City, SD

Jerry’s offers doughnuts, cinnamon rolls, caramel rolls, muffins, cookies, doughnut holes, and brownies, but the cake is out of this world! Ornate wedding cakes are their most popular option, but birthday and everyday cakes are also available. Grab a cake and a doughnut from Jerry’s in Rapid City for a trip to dessert heaven!

4. Half Baked, Sioux Falls, SD

Only minutes away from Falls Park in Sioux Falls, Half Baked has gourmet cupcakes, mini cupcakes, bars, cinnamon rolls, muffins, cookies, cookie sandwiches, and—of course—cake! Cupcakes are available in unique flavors like Boston cream pie, cake dough cream, Oreo cookie, Butterfinger, Kit Kat, Mayan mocha, white wedding cakes, and dozens more. South Dakota State University ice cream is served. Cakes are available in either two or three layers and can be either four, six, eight, or nine inches. The largest cake serves 48 people and many flavors can be used.  

5. Tonna’s Cakes, Brandon, SD

Tonna’s makes custom cakes for any occasion—either weddings or a small celebration. Her Instagram-worthy cakes are delicious and meticulously designed. Tonna’s Cakes doesn’t take many orders, so customers must contact the shop early! 

6. Star Spangled Batter, Rapid City, SD

Star Spangled Batter is the only bakery on wheels in the city, and customers love it! The food truck is stuffed with cupcakes and cakes for special occasions. Delivery within Rapid City is only $5! This family owned and operated business makes cupcakes in a large variety of one-of-a-kind flavors: vanilla bean & raspberry, heavenly lemon, cookie-licious, Hawaiian islander, chunky monkey, blueberry & lemon, caramel apple, carrots & cream, Boston cream pie, lemon blueberry poppy seed, Funfetti, strawberry shortcake, and many other flavors! Whether customers order a cake or cupcake, they always come back for more!

7. CJ’s Patisserie, Aberdeen, SD

CJ’s Patisserie in downtown Aberdeen is a French bakery that makes pastries from scratch! Some of the goodies served at CJ’s are eclairs, scones, croissants, macarons, cream puffs, and cookies. Custom cakes and cake pops are available for cake connoisseurs. Coffee is served, as are limited lunch and dinner selections like soups and bread. At CJ’s Patisserie, you’ll forget you’re not in Paris!

8. Crazy about Cupcakes, Mitchell, SD

Located in Main Street in Mitchell, this cupcake shop opened in 2013 andhas been providing sugary sweet creations for the area ever since. While cupcakes are the only menu item, cakes, cake pops, and cookie sandwiches can be custom ordered. Cupcake flavors include snickers, banana split, chocolate cherry lover, caramel mocha macchiato, strawberry milkshake, maple bacon, watermelon, churro, orange slice, strawberry Pop Tart, strawberry margarita, and dozens more! Crazy about Cupcakes will make your dream cake a delicious reality!

9. BakeWorks, Rapid City, SD

This “bakery with a purpose” is part of Black Hills Works, a community of people with disabilities where everyone works to achieve their potential. BakeWorks allows the employees to get experience with customer service and food preparation. This empowering bakery serves pastries like Danishes, rolls, bars, cookies, filled buns, cupcakes, and mini cupcakes. Meals like sandwiches, soups, and salads are also served.

10. CH Patisserie, Sioux Falls, SD

This luxury, European-style bakery serves elegant and unique pastries by a world-renowned master pastry chef. The menu includes favorites like French macarons, chocolate bars, brittle caramel, cookies, croissants, and brownies. A small type of cake called petit gateau is served in over a dozen flavors like turtle cheesecake, carrot cake, chocolate pecan tart, pumpkin tart, and fruit of the season tart. 

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