Complimentary in-store tastings at our bakery in South Lake Tahoe
One-year anniversary fresh cake top included with all wedding cakes
Convenient free delivery of wedding cakes in the South Lake Tahoe area
Mix and match cake layers at no additional charge
Complimentary coordination with your Chapel or Hotel
Cakes by the Lake is one of South Lake Tahoe's oldest bakeries and still owner-operated by Don Ewing 'a.k.a. Don the Baker'. Our whimsical and creative bakery is known for Don's personalized, friendly service. Don brings a customized approach to every special occasion and exhibits a relentless commitment to fresh, delicious taste, while honoring affordability.
Don works closely with each customer, and brides and grooms can be assured that everything will look and taste amazing as he helps to make every special occasion memorable.
Open Daily 8am-4pm
For Lake Tahoe’s freshest custom-made cakes and baked goods, head to Cakes By the Lake which is conveniently located in South Lake Tahoe just off Hwy 89 west toward Camp Richardson. Don the Baker welcomes drop-in visitors.
661 Emerald Bay Road
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96159
Call To Schedule Your Free In-Store Tasting! (530) 542-CAKE(2253)
“Mary and I were delighted with your service and the delicious wedding cake you prepared for our daughter Morgan’s wedding at Edgewood last weekend.”
Mary and Gary Towle
"Don is awesome! Cakes by the Lake created the perfect birthday cake for my 2 yrs old son!!!"
"I called just a few days before the weekend that we were going to be in South Tahoe. Don was great and had no problems having a cake ready! I told him what I wanted and he went above and beyond with what he created! AND the price was incredible! Thanks so much!"
San Mateo, CA
"Don is great! I sent him a list of flavors I wanted for my cupcakes and he made it happen. They were delivered on time and the guests LOVED them. The #1 hit at my wedding were the S'mores cupcakes. YUM. Thanks so much for making delicious cupcakes!"
"Wanted to give a shout out to Cakes BytheLake Tahoe!! They make the most delicious cakes ever. I have been using them for over five years, and they never disappoint. Friendly and on the mark every time. I love your cakes Don and the wonderful service you provide."
South Lake Tahoe, CA
"I recently ordered a baby shower cake from Cakes by the Lake. I brought in a photo of what I was looking for, Don and his bakers/decorators completely exceeded my expectations. I drove the cake over 300 miles because I knew that Cakes by the Lake would provide the quality that I wanted. My daughter in law was thrilled and everyone at the shower was blown away by the taste. Thank you Don...you will always be my baker of choice!"
South Lake Tahoe, CA