Sugar Path Bakery

Handcrafted Stylish Sweets

Our Winter daily hours:

Tuesday thru Friday:

10 am to 5 pm


9 am to 5 pm

Please check the Holiday Page for special Holiday Hours!

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

***We are almost at capacity for cake orders for May 5th.  Cut-off to order cakes for May 5th is May 1st.  Thank you for supporting our small business!

'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:
Signature and Party cakes:  48 hours
Custom designs:  72 hours
Tiered cakes:  5 days
Please don't email your order.  To ensure we both get your order (email isn't a perfect form of communication) and make your cake the way you want it---call us.  However, if you're ordering an artisan cake from our menu and don't require customization:

SAVE TIME, ORDER ONLINE:  Go to the Shop for Pick-Up

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!   


***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

Chocolate Explosion:  Perfect for the chocolate lover!  A chocolate layer cake layered with fudge and Oreo frosting, covered in oreo frosting and a ganache pour-over.  Topped with brownies, chocolate cookies and oreos.  $55/70/90/110/145

Snicker's:  Our take on the popular candy bar!  Layers of chocolate cake, fudge and vanilla buttercream then topped with more fudge, caramel, peanuts and Snicker's candy bars.  $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

Payday:  Peanut butter cake layers surrounded in peanut butter buttercream and caramel then topped with more caramel drizzle, peanuts and Payday candy bar pieces.  $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, Classic Chocolate, Devil's Food Chocolate

Frosting Flavors:  Vanilla Buttercream, Flavored Buttercream (Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Lemon, Honey, Confetti, Strawberry, Raspberry, Mint, Coconut, Oreo, Maple, Marshmallow, Almond, 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, Carrot, Pumpkin (Fall), Almond, GF Vanilla, GF Chocolate

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

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***  

Material extras:  Sprinkles, ribbons, flowers


***As of October 2017 we are no longer drawing on cakes (characters, sports, vehicles, trees, animals, etc).  Unfortunately that style of decorating does not match our artisan bakeshop.  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 do not offer dark food color (red, black, blue, purple, hot pink, etc.).  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".  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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