Cakes bring people together. For birthdays, weddings, and special celebrations, Ukrop’s classic custom cakes are made with love by our talented bakers and designers.
You’d have a hard time finding someone in Central Virginia who hasn’t enjoyed a square or slice of our famous decorated cake at a birthday party, wedding, or other special occasion.
And when you’ve got something people love, you stick to it. Such is the case with the classic Ukrop’s celebration cake, a recipe that has largely stayed same the since we started making them over 40 years ago: delicious in flavor, simple in presentation, rectangle or rounded in shape.
Our cake bakery looks more like an artist’s studio – an imaginative, colorful space where more than 240,000 cakes are hand-made each year.
Our bakers and cake decorators love what they do, and are trained and talented in the fine art of cake-making. In fact, the colorful section of our bakery dedicated to cakes looks less like a bakery and more like an art studio. Among our custom cake offerings:
Say anything – just say it on a cake. Our traditional sheet and round cakes offer a variety styles, with sizes that can serve between 12 to 96 people. Customize your message online.
Through the power of today’s digital and cake-making technologies, we can take a photo – graduation picture, grandma, or perhaps dad’s beloved speedboat – and place it onto a cake.
Themes & Special Events
There’s a cake for all occasions and seasons: The new baby, a religious holiday, sports, anniversaries and milestones, graduations and military, or a celebration of a life well lived. Order your custom cake today.
Kids love our theme cakes, topped with construction or rescue vehicles, princess crowns, or even popular characters from children’s movies and TV shows.
For smaller crowds (serves 6-8), try a smaller version of the Ukrop’s cake.
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A Ukrop’s cake history
Ukrop’s famous cakes began with the purchase of Dot’s Pastry Shop, one of Richmond’s most loved bakeries from the 1950s. On Christmas Eve 1975, Bobby Ukrop (then running Ukrop’s Super Markets with brother Jim) got wind that the bakery was looking for a buyer from his wife Jayne. So he went down that night to talk to the owners, Charles and Dorthy “Dot” Robinson.
Christmas dinner at the Ukrop house was spent talking about purchasing Dot’s, and the deal was done over summer ’76. And Dot’s decades-old recipes are still used today in Ukrop’s traditional decorated cakes.
I have been a faithful Ukrop's bakery lover for over 25 years. I have purchased all birthday cakes, wedding cakes, anniversary cakes, cookies, pies and a host of other bakery goodies. They are the best home style flavors and there is no comparison in my opinion.
No matter what I never want to have to do without Ukrop's bakery. I know so many people who feel the same way. I especially love the birthday cakes. I can't imagine celebrating my birthday without one. There is no comparison. Thank you Ukrop's for all the yummy things you make.
HOORAY! Ukrop's has always meant excellent quality and my wife, daughter and I are so very glad that we will still be able to get your products. Our question for any grocery store we may visit is do they have Ukrop's foods!
My first birthday in 1982 was a Ukrop's cake. Ever since all my cakes and my children's cake have been. You guys are the best and I will definitely keep the tradition as long as you are around!!!!
I can not do without Ukrop's bakery and hot foods, its depressing and I hope you never go away. I love you rainbow cookies and could eat a whole tub in one sitting almost. And your chocolate cake with white icing is to die for. Love my Ukrop's.
It's just not a birthday until we have a piece of Ukrop's cake!