custom cakes Make It Personal!

Birthday, wedding, baby shower, school celebration, office party – whatever the event, let us create the perfect sweet treat for your next special occasion.

A cake artist will work with you to design a personalized masterpiece to suit your theme.

 

Contact us today to get started!

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  • rat fink cake WM
  • retro roller skate cake WM
  • dogwood cake WM
  • military macaw WM
  • Chanel cake WM
  • cardinals explosion cake WM
  • construction
  • Peanut Butter Cup Cake
  • Ruffles & Roses Wedding Cake
  • WM composite
  • Barnyard_John Deere cake
  • 80's cake
  • sushi-cake
  • topsy
  • Neon Circles
  • polaroid composite WM
  • rat fink cake WM
  • retro roller skate cake WM
  • dogwood cake WM
  • military macaw WM
  • Chanel cake WM
  • cardinals explosion cake WM
  • construction
  • Peanut Butter Cup Cake
  • Ruffles & Roses Wedding Cake
  • WM composite
  • Barnyard_John Deere cake
  • 80's cake
  • sushi-cake
  • topsy
  • Neon Circles
What People Are Saying Have A Taste

Amy F.

Birthday Cake
Sweet 16

Natalie and her friends loved the cake! When she first saw it, Natalie thought it was a Lilly Pullitzer cake!! Thanks again for helping make her 16th birthday so special.

Kandace Herring

Camo Cake
Birthday

Ethan says "I'm pretty sure this is the best birthday cake ever.... Well, until she makes my cake next year"!

Mary Elizabeth Lisic

Airplane Cake
Baby Shower

I can't begin to tell you how awesome this was! I mean, obviously it looks great - the plane is exactly like the ones on the baby bed spread! What's so incredible is how great it tastes too! The inside, the outside - every bit of it is yummy!

Kirsten

Birthday Cake
Kids Cakes

The cake was the center of attention at the party. Kirsten was just as excited as I had hoped when we unveiled it for her. To make things even better...it tasted just as great as it looked. Thanks for making her 13th birthday even more special.

Kate Penhallegon

Zebra & Spots
Birthday

The cake was phenomenal. We shared with our party guests, our neighbors, and still had plenty. It tasted fantastic! I wish we could eat it all over again!

Dawn Marie Palmer

Dino Train Cake
Birthday

Occasional Cakes did an awesome job! She (Sally) does an amazing job! Not only did that cake look great, but it tastes great too.

Sample Pricing All designs are custom quoted

Because each cake creation is custom-designed, we do not publish a set price list. Factors that may influence the cost of your cake include: number of servings, flavor & filling choices, 3-D sculpting of the cake and/or fondant figures, and the overall complexity of the design. Below are some basic pricing guidelines to consider.

6" OR 8" layer cake

Serves Up To 10/16

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Basic Custom Design

Delivery Available
. (additional fee)

Base Price

$50

3 Tiers (14”, 10”, 6”)

Serves Up To 80

(# does not include top tier)

Basic Custom Design

Delivered/Set-up
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Base Price

$290

Minimum order – 1 dozen

Serves Up To 12

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Basic Custom Design

Delivery Available
(only with additional cake order)

Base Price

$25

What's That!? Everything you Need to Know

What cake/filling flavors do you offer?

Since all of our cakes are custom made, we can accommodate almost any flavor request. Some of our most popular cake flavors include vanilla, chocolate, marble and strawberry-lemonade cake.  Popular fillings are vanilla or chocolate buttercream frosting, peanut butter frosting, rich chocolate ganache and creamy raspberry or chocolate mousse. 

Do You Deliver?

We offer a fee-based delivery on custom cake orders only. Delivery on cupcakes or cookies will be made only if they are part of a larger order that includes a custom cake. Orders can also be picked up from Occasional Cakes at a pre-arranged time.

How do I place an order?

To place an order, please fill in the Custom Quote form in the Contact Us menu. A cake artist will work with you to design your custom cake creation, provide a price quote and send a contract to complete the order process.

How far in advance do I have to order?

It is best to place most orders at least 3-4 weeks in advance. Weddings can be booked up to 1 year in advance.  Occasionally, we are able to accommodate last minute orders (within 10 days of event date).  Please call or email to inquire about availability.

Do I have to pay a deposit?

Yes. A 50% NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is required on all orders placed at least 3 weeks in advance of the due date.  Final balance is due one week before the order's due date. Orders placed less than 3 weeks from the event date, must be paid in full at the time of the order.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We are happy to accept cash and checks.  PayPal, credit and debit cards are also accepted (processing fees apply). 

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Who We Are Tadaaa!
Sally Tharp

Occasional Cakes:

Sally Tharp
Ballwin
Missouri 63131
Phone: 314.707.3692

As the wife of a hard working police officer, and mom to 3 very busy kids, working outside my home was a challenge.  I never imagined that one day I would actually work from home as a professional cake artist. 

Up until April of 2010, I had only made birthday cakes for my own kids, nieces & nephews. After seeing photos of one of my daughter's cakes, someone asked how much it would cost to purchase a custom cake for her uncle's 60th birthday.  I had no idea how to answer that question.  I'd never SOLD a cake before.  Well, I figured it out and a few weeks later, I had sold my first custom cake!  Over the next several months, I created custom cakes, cupcakes, cake-pops and cookies in all shapes, sizes, colors and flavors. When my friends heard what I was doing, they always asked, “What kind of cakes do you make?” And I always answered, “I do cakes for all occasions.” Thus, Occasional Cakes was created.

Our Passion

One of my favorite childhood memories is of creating works of art out of Play-Doh with my Great-Aunt “Sis”. I still love Play-Doh, but today, I get to create edible works of art from cake, icing, fondant & modeling chocolate. Every project brings a new challenge, allowing me to learn new skills with each custom creation. It’s a dream come true to work from home in a fun, imaginative way that enables me to bring a little joy to those celebrating an occasion with one of my cake creations!

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