5 Amazing Cake Smash Vendors In The Charlottesville Area


Prepare for a sugar rush, Charlottesville! Cake smash photoshoots are a delightful and messy tradition that captures your little one’s first taste of cakey goodness. To ensure this moment is as sweet as can be, I’ve rounded up the top 5 cake smash vendors in and around Charlottesville. From creativity that knows no bounds to working magic with any budget, these vendors guarantee a cake smash experience that’s not only fun but also tastes like pure happiness.

Why do we need to buy a cake when you provide one for your cake smash sessions? AHA! A great question of course. My cake smash sessions come with a simple, 2 tiered semi naked cake as shown below. While cute some clients want the “WOW” factor and can purchase their own if they would like too. I also do NOT provide the cake for my cake smash mini sessions so this amazing list can help those clients. too.

Coming in at number one on my list of top 5 places to buy your smash cake in Charlottesville is a location that is not in Charlottesville! Sorry folks but its 20 minutes outside of Charlottesville and worth the drive.

Baked on the James! Baked on the James is not just a bakery; it’s a wonderland of cake (and cupcake) deliciousness! Want a cake that resembles your little one’s color or your perfect design? They’ve got it covered. Baked on the James turns cake smashing into a work of art that’s almost too beautiful to smash. Almost. They book out pretty far so make sure you call well in advance to have them make your custom cake!

Baked on the James

300 Valley St, Scottsville, VA 24590 

(434) 286-4683

Cake Bloom! A sister owned company located in Charlottesville Virginia. Coming in around $24-$30. Their cake smash designs are a testament to affordable elegance, proving that you can have a stunning cake without a jaw-dropping price tag. With an eye for detail and a knack for making every cake unique, Cake Bloom brings sophistication to the cake smash scene without emptying your pockets. Their semi naked or ruffled cakes are pure perfection to look at but are superb in taste.     

705 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Albemarle Baking Company! Made from scratch with the highest possible quality ingredients, these cakes are delicious. Coming in with a solid 6 inch round design their princess cake will melt on your mouth (if your little one leaves enough for you to share). Custom made to order, for a simple design that tastes great, Charlottesville’s own Albemarle Baking company comes in at number 3 for me.


418 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Love Flour Virginia! Again, another one that is not directly in Charlottesville but worth the drive. Located not to far from my studio in Charlottesville (Waynesboro), female owned bakery called Love Flour Virginia. She is all about crafting memories that last a lifetime. Specializing in personalized cake smash experiences, they work closely with clients to bring their visions to life. Whether it’s a favorite color, a beloved character, or a unique theme, Love Flour Virginia ensures that your little one’s cake smash is a tailor-made celebration that’s as sweet and special as they are. She books pretty far out so make sure you contact her as soon as you decide to book a cake smash session.

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Walmart! No, I am not kidding. Especially for my budget conscious clients or the ones who booked a mini session and just want a simple design with not a lot of fuss. No need to break the bank for a memorable cake smash experience! Walmart bakery has a small 5 inch vanilla cake with sprinkles, coming in at less than $10, this is the cake that won’t leave your wallet in tears. Knowing that every celebration, big or small, deserves a fantastic cake smash, and they’re here to make it happen without the financial fuss. Budget-friendly without compromising on taste or creativity – that’s the sweet spot! Also, last minute cake smash… this is your place as they keep them frozen and ready to go at a moments notice.

975 Hilton Heights Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901

(434) 973-1412

Get ready for a cake smash experience that’s not just icing on the cake but the cherry on top! These five cake smash vendors in Charlottesville bring a perfect blend of creativity, budget-friendliness, and deliciousness to the table. No matter which one you choose, rest assured that your little one’s first encounter with cake will be a smash hit! Happy smashing and if you are ready to book me head on over to my contact form and shoot me a message. I would love to celebrate your little ones first birthday with you.

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