Call today to schedule your free in-store tasting! (530) 542-CAKE (2253)

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Deliciously Designed
Baked Fresh From Scratch

We make everything from scratch at our bakery in South Lake Tahoe. All-occasion and wedding cakes, cupcakes and baked goods.

"My mission is to provide the freshest 'made-from-scratch' perfect looking and tasting cake for each special occasion."
- Don the Baker

cakes by the lake

Compliments of The Chef

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

M eet Don the Baker

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.

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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)


The on-site scratch bakery provides a full range of custom-made baked goods for any occasion. Based in South Lake Tahoe and servicing all of Lake Tahoe, Don the Baker creates the freshest cakes all made from Scratch.



New York Bagels




Creative Cakes

creative cakes



Cup Cakes

cup cakes

. . . and much more!