Cakes By Rachel in Charlottesville

Thank you for your interest in a Cakes by Rachel, a custom designed and individually crafted special occasion cake, made from all natural ingredients and eggs from our hens.

I have been honored to be part of the Charlottesville food fabric since 1993, working as a chef, caterer, baker, barista, and farmer. Now I am using my experience and knowledge of our area, its venues, farms and resources to create one of a kind delicious desserts. One might even call it, “Farm to Cake Table".

I invite you to contact me to create a delicious desert for your celebration.

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Custom Wedding & Special Occasion Cakes

All cakes are custom designed for each client. I love creating one of a kinds and the classics equally! Each component is made from scratch in our kitchen for your cake. Our recipes start with fresh butter, flour, eggs, cream and sugar. I use Callebaut chocolate, fine liqueurs, fresh nuts, and local fruit. All eggs are from local farms many from my own hens.

As a chef, my goal is for your cake to be among the best you've ever eaten.

For a full menu and tasting information, please visit my website

Pies & Cupcakes

We offer a delicious array of cupcakes and pies (full size and mini) made with the finest ingredients. They are great on their own or in addition to your wedding cake.

Pies & Cupcakes are an easy way to accommodate any of your guests dietary restrictions. Gluten-free, vegan and dairy free options available.


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Cakes By Rachel
Ruth & Corey

Rachel was great, and her cakes and cupcakes were so much more than just delicious. From the tasting to the day of the event, we couldn't have asked for more, and all of our guests raved about the cake and cupcakes. We did both a 3-tier cake and three different kinds of cupcakes, including one gluten-free! All of it was so scrumptious, I just wish I had been able to have more!

Highly Recommend!
Siobhan & Raleigh

Rachel is just fabulous! The cake was beautiful and most importantly tasty! She has wonderful choices and is so personable to work with. She even took a suggestion I had for a cake stand I wanted our wedding cake on and offered to buy it and let us use it for free as a finders fee. So sweet! We also had her make us an anniversary cake which was just as wonderful.

Highly Recommend!
Elizabeth & Kyle

Our cakes turned out fabulously. We had five different cakes, all different flavors. So many of our guests commented on how lovely they were and how delicious they tasted! We were thrilled with how they turned out and Rachel was fabulous to work with.

Highly Recommend!
Rachel & Matt

Rachel impressed us from the very beginning. Her tasting was impressive and generous, and she allowed us space and time to make our decision. Other tastings consisted of a thawed out tasting cake, but she brought fresh ingredients and a huge variety of cakes, fillings, and frostings to help create our perfect cake. She's not the cheapest, but a locally-sourced, fresh and incredibly-tasting product. Everyone loved it.

Highly Recommend!
Cassandra & Keith

We could not have been more pleased with our experience with Cakes by Rachel!! Rachel was incredibly flexible and easy to work with leading up to the wedding, and she made many helpful suggestions with respect to the number of cupcakes, creating the right variety of flavors, and fun ways to do our "cupcake cutting!" She provided a great set of stands so that the cupcakes displayed beautifully, and she was even able to bake a dozen gluten free cupcakes for our guests with dietary Read More

Highly Recommend!