custom cakes Make It Personal!

Birthdays, weddings, school celebrations, office parties – 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!

  • construction
  • Peanut Butter Cup Cake
  • Ruffles & Roses Wedding Cake
  • Canon Camera Cake
  • WM composite
  • Barnyard_John Deere cake
  • Skulls & Roses Wedding Cake
  • Octonauts(TM) Themed Cake
  • 80's cake
  • sushi-cake
  • topsy
  • Neon Circles
  • Neon Zebra Print Cake with Flowers
  • Teal Flowers Cake
  • Falling Stars Cake
  • cheese-cake
  • construction
  • Peanut Butter Cup Cake
  • Ruffles & Roses Wedding Cake
  • Canon Camera Cake
  • WM composite
  • Barnyard_John Deere cake
  • Skulls & Roses Wedding Cake
  • Octonauts(TM) Themed Cake
  • 80's cake
  • sushi-cake
  • topsy
  • Neon Circles
  • Neon Zebra Print Cake with Flowers
  • Teal Flowers Cake
  • Falling Stars Cake
  • cheese-cake
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Because each cake creation is custom-designed, we do not publish a set price list.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

.

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
.

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 Are Cake Pops?

Cake-pops are a mixture of cake and icing, in your favorite flavor combination, rolled into a ball or custom shape, pushed onto a stick, and dipped in a chocolate coating. Cake-pops can be shaped and decorated to suit the theme of any occasion.

What cake/filling flavors do you offer?

Since all of our cakes are custom made, we can usually accommodate any flavor request. Our most popular flavors are vanilla, chocolate or marbled cake, filled with vanilla or chocolate buttercream frosting, or a creamy mousse in raspberry, chocolate or white chocolate flavor.

Do You Deliver?

We offer a fee-based delivery on custom cake orders only. Delivery on cupcakes and cake-pops 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, simply contact us via telephone or email. A cake artist will work with you to design your custom cake creation, 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.

Do I have to pay a deposit?

Yes. A 50% NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is required on all orders, with the balance due on or before the delivery of your order. 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?

Currently we can only accept cash and checks. We hope to expand this soon to allow online payments via credit/debit cards.

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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 busy police officer, and mom to 3 very active kids, I never imagined that one day I would actually work as a professional cake artist.  Up until April of 2010, I had only made birthday cakes for my own kids, nieces & nephews. 

One day, 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.  Long story short, I sold my first cake that month!

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 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!

Over the next several months, I created custom cakes, cupcakes and cake-pops 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.

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