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Cakes by Design is a cake service based out of McKinney, Texas. It’s often classified as a boutique-style wedding cake company that offers custom cakes designed by Tabitha Ballard. Tabitha is the owner and cake artist with over 13 years of experience. She graduated from the Art Institute of Dallas with a Culinary Arts degree. She believes a great wedding cake is what makes the wedding.

Services Offered

Cakes by Design offers cakes, cake pops, cookies, cupcakes, dessert buffets, fruit, pastries, and groom’s cakes. Cake services include consultations, private tastings, custom design, delivery, and setup. Cakes by Design can accommodate special dietary needs such as diabetics, gluten-free, lactose-free, nut-free, and vegan. Her most popular cake flavors are Champagne, Dulce de leche, White chocolate, and French vanilla. Cake fillings include vanilla buttercream, raspberry fruit, coconut, caramel, salted caramel, peanut butter, mint, cinnamon, and many more.

Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for wedding cakes with buttercream frosting (per slice, without tax)?


What is the starting price for fondant wedding cakes (per slice, without tax)?


Which of the following are included in the cost of the cake?

Anniversary Cake
Top Tier of the Cake

What is the starting price for cupcakes (per cupcake, without tax)?


What services do your prices include?

Custom Cake Design
Set Up
Tastings - Private

What types of desserts do you provide?

Dessert Buffet
Groom's Cake

What services do you provide?

Custom Design
Tastings - Private

What cake items do you provide?

Cake Toppers

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free

What special ingredients do you use?

Fresh Fruit

Are you licensed by the state health department?

Not Required
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4.9 out of 5 rating
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Morgan P. Sent on 10/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing cake Moist and beautiful

Tabitha was amazing from tasting to set up the day of. She took the vision we had and made it work. I had the flowers and topper ready and she took care of getting everything put together. It looked beautiful! But more importantly, it tasted AMAZING. The bottom layer was cinnamon cake with cream cheese filling and the two other layers were white chocolate cake with raspberry filling The cakes were so moist! I have no idea how she had cakes that moist sitting atop one another with pillars no less! There wasn't a single piece of the white chocolate left and the only reason we had any cinnamon left was because our catering team didn't realize there was another flavor and didn't cut it right away. But what was cut was eaten. We cut all the remaining cake into slices and froze them individually and a week later they are still moist and delicious Highly recommend!
Frances N. Sent on 06/27/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Not a crumb left.

Almost didn’t go to our cake tasting. We had hired a caterer who because he was awarded the contract to host my daughters wedding, caterer said he would throw in the cake for free!
and who doesn’t like free stuff!
But we tasted caterers cake and we’ll it wasn’t bad but it wasn’t his specialty either.
Luckily my daughter had not canceled our cake tasting with Cakes by Design.
We were blown away! All her flavors were exceptional!! We called the caterer right away and said, thanks but no thanks.
Cakes by Design was, professional, affordable, but above all spectacular in flavor, richness and scrumptious.
Our guests were blown away!! Not a crumb left!!
Highly and 100% recommended Cakes by Design.
Rachel J. Sent on 06/28/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Delicious cake! It was ALL GONE

Tabitha was a joy to work with. All the cake was gone afterwards- it was delicious! She even branched out to make a lavender cake for my wedding day, it was so tasty. She nailed it!
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I highly recommend Cake by Design they will make you Wedding Reception a one of- a kind with there beautifully designed cakes.Take a look at there website to view all ther delicious cakes. Ernita Standifer***

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I recommend the services of Cakes by Design to make your Wedding Day that very special day you always wanted,that will be remembered and cherished by you and all your guests for many years to come. ~~ Angela Neik, Dallas Calligrapher


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