Sugar Path Bakery

Handcrafted Stylish Sweets

The Sugar Path is a bakery specializing in stylish sweets.  We handcraft our pastries and desserts using a smallbatch method using the finest ingredients. Our retail shop in downtown Geneva, Illinois features a rotating menu of Cakes, Pies, Cupcakes, Cookies, Do-Cups, morning pastries and more.  We specialize in weddings and parties---for a portfolio of our wedding cakes click on the Weddings tab.  We also ship bakery gifts nationwide---go to our online shop at  Connect with us socially @thesugarpath and share by using #thesugarpath

'It's not just cake, it's a memory."

Thank you for visiting our Cakes Page.  We would love to help you celebrate your special occasion with a special cake.  We accept orders via phone at 630-262-3353 or in our retail shop.  ALL cakes are by order only (we only serve by the slice in our shop).  Notice is required as follows:
Celebration and Artisan cakes:  48 hours
Custom designs:  72 hours
Tiered cakes:  5 days

TSP Cakes:  General Info:

Sugar Path cakes are round, three layer cakes available in a variety of sizes.   General servings:

6 inch serves up to 8

8 inch serves up to 15

10 inch serves up to 22

12 inch serves up to 30

14 inch serves up to 40

(servings are sliced party size; for event slices see our Weddings and Events Page)

All of our cakes are scratch-baked with buttercream frosting.  We do not cover cakes in fondant, make sheet cakes or make shaped cakes.  However, we can create a custom cake for you and will be happy to look at any pictures you have for inspiration.  We don't accept orders via email but after speaking to us about your cake you can email your photos to Some cakes are available for order in our online shop.  

We have four categories of cakes:  Celebration, Signature Artisan, Party and Custom.  Please feel free to peruse our portfolios below!   


The Sugar Path bakes with the highest quality ingredients including valrhona cocoa, callebaut chocolate, madagascar bourbon vanilla, Midwest butter and fresh fruit. We bake with nuts, wheat, eggs and other dairy products on the premises. We strongly caution individuals with severe nut, wheat, and dairy allergies against consuming our cakes. Before placing your order, please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy.




The perfect classic, simple cake to celebrate life's special moments, often referred to as the "Birthday Cake" by many!

Complimentary inscription and one color buttercream.  Fillings and Specialty designs extra   

Vanilla Bean:  Buttery with a light crumb and infused with real Vanilla Bean.  One of our most popular cakes!

Chocolate:  A deep, rich chocolate cake with a moist and light crumb 


The above cakes can be covered in Chocolate or Vanilla Buttercream.  Vanilla Buttercream can be tinted in one of our pastel colors which include:  Pink, Purple, Blue, Green, Yellow or Orange.  Will have smooth sides like chocolate version below unless you request something different.  


Add a Filling:  Sliced strawberries (in season), Chocolate Ganache, Strawberry or Raspberry Preserves, Salted Caramel  

The above cakes can be made Wheat-Free for an extra charge.

**Our kitchen is not a designated Gluten-free facility.  We bake with flour, soy, nuts and dairy ingredients in our kitchen.**


Party Cakes

Party cakes are pre-designed cakes inspired with fun, party themes!

***coming soon


Signature Artisan Cakes

Our popular Coconut Cake

Our Artisan Cakes are our Signature Cakes, vintage inspired.

***Some Artisan cakes cannot be personalized due to design***

Artisan cakes are specialty cake flavors that we have created.  We craft these cakes with specified flavor components and aesthetics.     

Churro:  Cinnamon buttermilk cake layers frosted with creamy vanilla buttercream and sprinkled with a blend of cinnamon and sugar.  ***Our Most Popular Cake!

Coconut:  White Coconut cake layers separated by creamy coconut frosting, surrounded in a cloud of sweetened coconut flakes.  ***This customer favorite is also available by the slice daily in our shop.

Oreo (Chocolate Cookie):  Our Devil's Food chocolate cake frosted with Oreo cookie frosting adorned with Oreo cookies

Salty Caramel:  Our signature chocolate cake layers separated and covered in vanilla buttercream and our housemade caramel sauce sprinkled with sea salt.  This cake is our most requested chocolate cake flavor. 

Peanut Butter Cookie:  Our unique Peanut Butter cake layers separated and covered in our popular Peanut Butter buttercream and our homemade peanut butter cookie crumbles.

Black + White:  Chocolate cake layers covered in our homemade chocolate ganache, frosted with vanilla buttercream and drizzled with hot fudge

Milk & Cookies:  Vanilla cake layers studded with chocolate chips, filled with creamy mounds of vanilla buttercream and encased in homemade chocolate chip cookie crumbles

Caffe Espresso:  Espresso infused dark chocolate cake layers filled and topped with a silky espresso frosting and garnished with chocolate covered espresso beans.

Scarlett:  Southern red velvet cake layers frosted with classic cream cheese frosting and studded with fresh raspberries

Turtle:  Chocolate cake layers separated with a vanilla buttercream drizzled with caramel and hot fudge, topped with more vanilla buttercream, hot fudge and caramel and pecans

The King:  Our banana cake layers separated by creamy peanut butter frosting, drizzled in rich chocolate ganache and slices of fresh bananas

Peanut Butter Cup:  Chocolate cake layers separated with a chocolate ganache and frosted with a creamy peanut butter buttercream adorned with peanut butter cups

Confetti:  Sprinkle studded Vanilla cake layers separated with a Signature blue or Vanilla Buttercream also studded with sprinkles.

Vanilla Strawberry:  Vanilla Bean cake layered with Strawberry preserves, vanilla buttercream and topped with fresh strawberries.

Chocolate Commotion:  Chocolate cake layers separated with chocolate buttercream and chocolate ganache, covered in chocolate buttercream, a ganache pour-over and mini chocolate chips.  

Lemon Drop:  Luscious lemon cake layers separated with lemon buttercream.  Variations include substituting a Strawberry or Raspberry buttercream for the lemon.



Custom Cakes


Custom cakes are cakes designed just for you!  Price varies based upon your selections.  Start with your choice of cake flavor, add your favorite flavor of buttercream and colors.  Let us guide your design or submit some photos for inspiration.  We're happy to work with you to create something truly special.

Price based on your choice of flavors and design:

Cake Flavors:  Vanilla Bean, Classic Chocolate, Devil's Food Chocolate, Cinnamon, Peanut Butter, Lemon, Lavender, Coconut, Red Velvet, Confetti, Chocolate Chip, Banana, Carrot, Pumpkin

Frosting Flavors:  Vanilla Buttercream, Flavored Buttercream (Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Lemon, Honey, Confetti, Strawberry, Raspberry, Mint, Coconut, Oreo, Maple, Marshmallow), Cream Cheese

Fillings:  Fresh seasonal fruit (Strawberries, Raspberries, Bananas), Preserves (Strawberry, Raspberry), Chocolate Ganache, Salted Caramel, Lemon Curd

Additional toppers: Cinnamon Sugar sprinkle, Graham cracker crumbles, cookie crumbles

Design extras:  Buttercream roses, ruffle, ombre (up to 3 colors), ribbon, rustic, watercolor or other buttercream artistry.  

Material extras:  Sprinkles, ribbons, flowers


***Please see an event specialist for a quote.


Baby Smash Cakes:

Baby smash cakes are 4 inch, 2 layer cakes in Celebration cake flavors.  

$15 celebration style  $20 customized decorating

Gender Reveal Cakes:

If you are expecting we can help you share your special news in a variety of ways.  Gender reveal cakes and cupcakes typically are celebration cake flavors filled with Pink or Blue Buttercream.  

Our passion is to create something memorable for you.  Drop in to talk to one of our staff members about your special event.  Review our portfolio below for ideas. . .



Seasonal Cakes. . .

We bake with the seasons and what is available locally.  In the summer this includes cakes made with fresh berries and citrus while in the fall pumpkins, apples and spice are in mind.  See the Daily Menu tab for what is in season currently, our Social Media pages or call the shop to inquire.  

We also bake cakes decorated for the holidays.  Each holiday we publish a holiday menu with our featured items.  Our holiday menu is available in the shop and sent with our monthly newsletter.  To get on our e-mail list simply let us know by sending an email to with "Add to E-mail List" in the heading.  

**Prices subject to change

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