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Whole Foods Cakes: Your Guide to Ordering Cakes From Whole Foods Bakery

Whether you are gluten-free, vegan, or trying to be more health-conscious, Whole Foods is your one-stop-shop for all your health food needs. With cult favorites like berry chantilly and chocolate eruption cakes, you can’t go wrong with a Whole Foods cake at your next birthday party.

Whole Foods offers delicious cakes, including their berry chantilly. Whole Foods also creates custom cakes and cupcakes for birthdays, graduations, and other events. To order a custom cake, you will need to visit your local Whole Foods. You should expect to pay more for a Whole Foods cake compared to other retailers.

In this article, we’ll take a look at how you can order a cake from Whole Foods, what types of cakes Whole Foods offers, and what you can expect to pay for a Whole Foods cake.

How to Order a Cake From Whole Foods

To order a cake from Whole Foods, all you need to do is stop by your Whole Foods bakery department or call your local Whole Foods store. If you’re ordering a custom cake, your bakery team member will ask you about the type of cake, size, and any special designs you want on your cake during the ordering process.

When it comes to ordering a custom cake, you’ll be able to choose between Whole Foods’ classic creations, including their berry chantilly, tiramisu, and tres leches.

You’ll also have the option to order a traditional chocolate or vanilla cake with housemade buttercream icing. 

For custom cake orders, be sure to call at least 48 hours in advance to give your cake decorator enough time to perfect your cake design.

Meanwhile, if you’re in the market for a ready-made cake, you can stop by your local Whole Foods bakery department to order a cake from the display case.

If you’re shopping for a high-demand cake like berry chantilly, consider calling your store in advance to ask about availability.

Depending on your store’s volume, you may be able to put a cake on hold for a few hours until you can pick it up.

Can You Order a Cake From Whole Foods Online?

While it’s not possible to order a custom cake online from Whole Foods, you can reserve a cake online for pickup in-store. Alternatively, you can order a ready-made cake online with free delivery if you’re an Amazon Prime member. Similarly, cake customization is not available with Amazon Prime orders.

If you’re ordering online, keep in mind that Whole Foods online ordering does not allow you to order any type of cake, as availability is limited on the website.

Instead, ordering through the website is ideal for catering orders, especially if you’re planning to order a full-sheet cake with appetizers, party platters, and other bulk goods.

To order a Whole Foods cake on Amazon Prime, navigate to the bakery department to search your local store’s current availability.

On the other hand, if you’re in the market for a specific cake, you can simply search for the name of the cake, choose your desired size, and add it to your cart.

What Kind of Cakes Does Whole Foods Have?

Whole Foods offers a wide variety of cakes, from their cult-classic berry chantilly to traditional creations like tiramisu, tres leches, fruit tarts, and more. In addition to their classic cakes, Whole Foods also sells cupcakes, including chantilly, cookies and cream, and classic chocolate/vanilla.

Whole Foods cupcakes are larger than your average bakery cupcake, with prices ranging from $2 to $4 depending on the type of cupcake.

If you’re ordering a simple chocolate or vanilla cupcake, you can expect to pay $2. Meanwhile, for berry chantilly, cookies and cream, or other seasonal Whole Foods cupcakes, you’ll be charged $4 per cupcake.

If you’re shopping for a special event, Whole Foods also accepts custom orders for their cupcakes.

Whether you’re ordering a dozen cupcakes for your next office party or are interested in a certain type, talk to your Whole Foods bakery team member to learn more about custom cupcake orders.

If you’re shopping for gluten-free or vegan options, Whole Foods offers vegan cookies and cream cake and raspberry chocolate cake, as well as gluten-free chocolate cake.

If you’re not in the market for a full cake, you can also find a wide range of gluten-free, vegan, keto cake slices and other options in the Whole Foods bakery department.

What Are Whole Foods Cake Prices?

Compared to other chain bakeries, Whole Foods cakes cost significantly more, especially if you’re planning to order a full-sheet cake. While cakes like Whole Foods berry chantilly and tiramisu will end up costing you more, you can save money by ordering a simple chocolate or vanilla cake.

When ordering your cake, it’s important to keep in mind that prices will vary depending on your specific location and whether you’re ordering a single- or double-layer cake.

For customer-favorite Whole Foods cakes, you can expect to pay the following prices.

 4 in.6 in.8 in.¼ Sheet½ SheetFull Sheet
Berry Chantilly$12$25$30$50$90$180
Chocolate Eruption$12$25$30$50$90$180
Carrot Cake$12$25$30$30$55N/A
Fruit TartN/AN/A$26N/AN/AN/A
N/A: cake not available in select size. Actual prices may vary by store.

Does Whole Foods Make Custom Cakes?

Whole Foods makes custom cakes for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and other special occasions. To order a custom cake from Whole Foods, call your local bakery or visit in person to fill out an order form. You’ll need to order your cake at least 48 hours before you’re planning to pick it up.

If you’re ordering a custom cake with special designs, you can expect to pay an upcharge for designs on top of the price of your cake.

If you’re planning to order a Whole Foods birthday cake with a special design, keep in mind that Whole Foods does not use trademarked images such as Disney characters or superheroes.

Whole Foods offers a brochure with custom designs for birthday cakes, graduation parties, and more. However, if you have a specific design in mind, you can bring a picture to the store to help your cake decorator achieve your desired design.

If you’re ordering a custom cake over the phone, ask your bakery team member if you can email a picture to the store’s cake decorator.

On the other hand, if you’re just shopping for a Whole Foods birthday cake with writing on it, you can visit your local Whole Foods bakery, choose a cake from the display case, and ask a team member to write on it free of charge.

Because Whole Foods bakery uses plant-based food coloring, options for icing colors are typically limited, with most stores offering red, blue, green, yellow, and white icing.

When ordering a custom cake from Whole Foods, a bakery team member will ask the following questions to help you complete your order:

  • What kind of cake do you want to order?
  • What size cake do you want to order?
  • Do you want to order a single- or double-layer cake?
  • Do you want a custom design or any writing on the cake?

Does Whole Foods Bake Their Own Cakes?

Similar to other retail chain bakeries like Costco and Walmart, Whole Foods does not bake their own cakes. Instead, cakes arrive at the store frozen, and bakery team members defrost each cake layer before building classic cakes for the display case and preparing custom cakes.

Similarly, Whole Foods cupcakes, croissants, cookies, pies, and muffins are also pre-baked at a facility, frozen, shipped, and re-baked at the store.

Although Whole Foods does not bake their own cakes, they make their own frosting and icing in-store.


Whether you’re shopping for your next birthday party or picking up dessert, Whole Foods features countless choices for every type of diet.

And if you don’t have the time to pick up a cake from your local Whole Foods bakery, you can always order a ready-made cake online with Amazon Prime!

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About the Author

Samantha Ellsworth is a content writer and an avid foodie who worked as a bakery team member at Whole Foods for three years. In her free time, you can find her trying out new recipes or hiking the trails in Colorado.

November 10, 2022