Sugar Path Bakery:  Celebration Specialists

Handcrafted Stylish Sweets by the Celebration Specialists

Our daily hours:

Tuesday and Wednesday: Orders only

Thursday: 10:30 am to 4 pm

Friday and Saturday: 10:00 am to 5 pm

Sunday & Monday: Closed

The team at the Sugar Path are celebration Specialists. whether you are getting married or celebrating a special life event—-we can help you with the perfect dessert for the occasion. our bakery was established in 2011 by two sisters whose fondest childhood memories always included their grandma’s dessert. armed with their grandma’s recipes and their grandpa’s work ethic, they set out to bring a little more sweetness to this world. We handcraft our all natural desserts using a smallbatch method and the finest ingredients. Our retail shop in downtown Geneva, Illinois features a rotating menu of Cakes, Pies, Cupcakes, Cookies, Do-Cups, and cake jars. We also ship cake jars and cookies nationwide so you can celebrate across the miles. our shipping site is located 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 online (go to the SHOP tab on this site), 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:

Signature and Party cakes: 48 hours

Custom designs: 72 hours

Tiered cakes: 5 days

Please don't email your order. First, we get so many emails that we cannot guarantee we will get your order in time. Second, email is not a perfect form of communication. Emails go to spam. Emails don’t get received. But especially, miscommunication occurs in email. Please call unless you are ordering an Artisan cake and then. . .

SAVE TIME, ORDER ONLINE:  Go to the Shop Tab!

TSP Cakes.. .

We use the finest ingredients and bake to order. All of our cakes are three layers separated by real buttercream.

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 21

10 inch serves up to 30

12 inch serves up to 35

14 inch serves up to 50

All of our cakes are scratch-baked with buttercream frosting.  We do not cover cakes in fondant, make sheet cakes or make shaped cakes.  We do however have several fun designs that my include a fondant element, such as our unicorn cake.  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 Your design may impact the price depending on complexity.  For faster service please call before requesting pricing via email.  

We have three categories of cakes:  Signature, Party and Build-A-Cake.  Please feel free to peruse our portfolios below!   

Payment Policy: We request payment up front and the reason for this is simple: in the past customers have placed orders for custom designed cakes that take a lot of time and ingredients and then failed to pick up and pay for their order. So now we take pre-payment. Our returns policy is also simple: we offer food and therefore cannot accept returns. If you are not happy for any reason please contact us. We do not offer refunds for subjective complaints of moistness and color, etc. However, if the cake is defective (i.e. the levener did not work) we are happy to refund your purchase or offer a gift card. You know us—-we are fair and reasonable and hard-working. We do strive for perfection but sometimes things happen during the baking and we need to know! We consider our customers to be our extended family and want you to be happy with your purchase. Please call us so we can talk if your order is not right. If you don’t know us—-we expect to be treated with the same respect that we treat you. If you yell at our staff then you aren’t our type of customer. We are kind, please be kind in return. We will work with you to get you to dessert happiness. Let’s all enjoy life together!

 ***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.  Please note that we cannot alter our recipes (i.e. use alternative ingredients or reduced ingredients.)



Our popular Coconut Cake

Signature Cakes are the Original Sugar Path cakes, tried and true and loved by many.

All of our cakes are made with premium ingredients, handcrafted in small batches using recipes we have developed.

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

***Because our artisans handcraft our cakes, cake design may vary slightly from below photos.  If you want an exact match, please specify when ordering***

Pricing in size:  6/8/10/12/14 inches

Churro:  Cinnamon buttermilk cake layers frosted with creamy vanilla buttercream and sprinkled with a blend of cinnamon and sugar.  ***Our Most Popular Cake!  $40/55/75/95/130

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. $45/60/80/100/135

Oreo (Chocolate Cookie):  Our Devil's Food chocolate cake frosted with Oreo cookie frosting adorned with Oreo cookies.  $45/60/80/100/135

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.  $45/60/80/100/135

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. $45/60/80/100/135

Black + White:  Chocolate cake layers covered in our homemade chocolate ganache, frosted with vanilla buttercream and drizzled with hot fudge.  $45/60/80/100/135

Milk & Cookies:  Vanilla cake layers studded with chocolate chips, filled with creamy mounds of vanilla buttercream and encased in homemade chocolate chip cookie crumbles.  $50/65/85/105/140

Caffe Espresso:  Espresso infused dark chocolate cake layers filled and topped with a silky espresso frosting and garnished with chocolate covered espresso beans.  $45/60/80/100/135

Scarlett:  Southern red velvet cake layers frosted with classic cream cheese frosting and studded with red candy hearts.  $40/55/75/95/130

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.  $50/65/85/105/140

Peanut Butter Cup:  Chocolate cake layers separated with a chocolate ganache and frosted with a creamy peanut butter buttercream adorned with peanut butter cups.  $45/60/80/100/135

Confetti:  Sprinkle studded Vanilla cake layers separated with a Signature blue or Vanilla Buttercream also studded with sprinkles.  $45/60/80/100/135

Vanilla Strawberry:  Vanilla Bean cake layered with Strawberry preserves, vanilla buttercream and topped with fresh strawberries.  $45/60/80/100/135

Lemon Drop:  Luscious lemon cake layers separated with lemon buttercream.  Variations include substituting a Strawberry or Raspberry buttercream for the lemon.  $40/55/75/95/130

Thin Mint:  One of our most popular cakes!  Devil's food chocolate cake layered with mint buttercream and accented with Thin Mint cookies.  $45/60/80/100/135

Honey Lavender:    Vanilla cake with real lavender buds topped with Honey buttercream and lavender bud accent.  $40/55/75/95/130

Pumpkin Spice:  Pumpkin cake layered with cinnamon buttercream and caramel, drizzled with caramel.  $45/



Chocolate Commotion makes a stunning cake for your party!

Chocolate Commotion makes a stunning cake for your party!

Our Party Cakes are those cakes that offer a little bit more of the "wow" factor visually. . .perfect for your special gatherings.

All of our cakes are made with premium ingredients, handcrafted in small batches using recipes we have developed.

***Most Party cakes cannot be personalized due to design***

***Because our artisans handcraft our cakes, cake design may vary slightly from below photos.  If you want an exact match, please specify when ordering***

Pricing in size:  6/8/10/12/14 inches

Chocolate Commotion:  Chocolate cake layers separated with chocolate buttercream and chocolate ganache, covered in chocolate buttercream, a ganache pour-over and mini chocolate chips.    $50/65/85/105/140

PB Oreo:  A TSP craving!  Two layers of chocolate cake and one layer of Peanut Butter cake, alternating layers of Oreo and Peanut Butter frosting with an ombre application of these two frostings and topped with Peanut Butter cups and Oreo crumbles.  $50/65/85/105/140

S'Mores:  Reminiscent of Campfire S'mores!  Chocolate cake layered with chocolate fudge and covered in Marshmallow frosting, graham cracker, fudge and homemade marshmallows.  $50/65/85/105/140

The King:  Banana cake layers separated by creamy peanut butter frosting, fresh bananas and chocolate ganache then covered in peanut butter frosting, a fudge drizzle and banana chips.  $50/65/85/105/140




(formerly Celebration and Custom Cakes)

Our Build a Cake menu is perfect when you're celebrating a special event and need customization.


Cake Flavors:  Vanilla Bean & Chocolate

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


Base price includes the following decorating techniques: 

Smooth and Flat sides, Horizontal stripe, Vertical stripe, Rustic spatula and Naked

Decorative border (ball, poof or rosette)

Inscriptions and accent sprinkles in one color

  • 6 inch starts $35

  • 8 inch starts $50

  • 10 inch starts $65

  • 12 inch starts $85

  • 14 inch starts $115

***Above base price is for layered cakes, not tiered cakes.  Tiered cake pricing below.


Artisan Cake Flavor:  Cinnamon (Churro), Peanut Butter, Lemon, Lavender, Coconut, Red Velvet, Confetti, Chocolate Chip, Banana, Pumpkin (Fall), GF Chocolate

Fillings:  Fresh fruit (IN SEASON ONLY Strawberries, Raspberries, Bananas), Preserves (Strawberry, Raspberry), Chocolate Ganache, Salted Caramel  

Additional toppers: Fruit, cookies, Drip, Ganache cover, sprinkle cover

Design extras:  Buttercream roses, ruffle, ombre, ribbon, watercolor, Dots,  Unicorn, Florals, Ballerina, Frosting color, Cake color, Drip, Ganache pourover, Gold-leaf, Metallic paints***  



Requests for characters on cakes may violate the intellectual property rights of the company that holds the trademark. Moreover, many characters call for the use of dark food color and that type of coloring in our buttercream is not tasty. Black food color DOES stain your lips and teeth. As such, we are happy to suggest other ways to decorate your cake. The cake in the photo above, for example, is a great way to bring in the theme without violating trademark as it is a suggestion and outline of a character, and only uses a touch of a darker color which will not affect the quality of the buttercream.

We can do designs with buttercream in color (ruffle, rose, ombre, flowers, birch tree, etc) and we can personalize your cake with sprinkles and a message to match your theme.  We will also offer pre-designed holiday and party cakes.  We can draw non-trademarkable items (such as a bird or a heart). Please see our portfolio for our style.  

Base Price Tiered Cakes:  

Tiered cakes are two or more layered cakes stacked on top of each other.   Properly stacking and decorating a tiered cake requires skill, time and additional materials.  Our base pricing is as includes:  

Chocolate or Vanilla cake with choice of flavored frosting

Smooth and Flat sides, Horizontal stripe, Vertical stripe, Rustic spatula and Naked

Decorative border (ball, poof or rosette)

Inscriptions and accent sprinkles in one color

Extras apply as above.

  • 4/6 inch starts $70

  • 6/8 starts $190

  • 8/10 starts $350

  • 10/12 starts $490

For larger size examples please see the Weddings and Events tab.


Baby Smash Cakes:

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

Starts at $15

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

***Refund and return policy:  We cannot accept returns on food items.  Further, all cakes are custom orders and it is our policy to not issue refunds unless the item was made incorrectly, such as the levener did not allow the cake to rise appropriately.  In the instance of a material defect we will issue a refund.  We will not issue refunds for subjective observances of "moistness" or color matching. If you desire a color match you MUST bring in a color sample and we will try to get as close as we are able with the understanding that we are working with buttercream and food color which may not come in the colors you desire.  Any claims for refunds MUST be made within 24 hours of purchase along with the item being returned to our shop for consideration.  


















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