Bespoke Cakes In Birmingham

When you order from Bakes by Zainab you know your cake made with the highest quality ingredients. We use only fresh free-range eggs, pure English butter, high-quality vanilla bean paste, and luxury unsweetened cocoa. 

A selection of our cakes

We offer a choice of vanilla, chocolate, lemon, coffee or red velvet sponge. You can chose from white chocolate Swiss meringue buttercream, Nutella buttercream, lemon curd, jam, coffee buttercream or indulgent cream cheese frosting for between the layers

Meet Our Founder, Zainab

After moving to Birmingham 15 years ago and giving birth to my twins in 2009 I became a stay at home mum. I took on baking as a hobby, I taught myself everything and started making my children’s birthday cakes, cakes to take in to nursery and for my husbands work colleagues and then baking for friends and families events. I loved it.

Now 11 years later my 3 children have become more independent which has given me more time to myself to pursue my passion. I decided to take my love for baking to the next level. With the support of my family and friends I created Bakes By Zainab. With every cake I create I love what I do more and more and I am always learning new skills and researching new ideas and creations.

By supporting a small business you are supporting a big dream. So THANK YOU.

With love,


Frequently Asked Question

What is the price of a cake?

Many people wonder what makes up the price of a bespoke cake, well the answer is in the question; IT’S BESPOKE.

Every cake which I make is made to the customers requirement. The event and occasion is taken into consideration, time is spent researching different ideas and themes and discussing ideas with you, the customer.  Each cake is unique.
I will never tell you that I know everything and know every design when it comes to cake art, I believe in total honesty. However I spend many hours watching tutorials, attending courses and perfecting my skills to present to you the most beautiful cake creation.
Designing and decorating a cake is a form
of art. It takes years to perfect this art. I will never hand over a cake to my customer unless I am 100% satisfied and happy with the end result.
I spend a great deal of time sourcing the finest quality ingredients for your cake. I only use fresh free range organic eggs, good quality English butter, supreme flour and Belgian luxury chocolate as well as many other high quality products.
With all these put together and the time I put into each and every cake this is why you only pay for the very best.
We hope our cakes will help to make your event as special as it can be.

How do I order a cake?

You can fill out the enquiry form below and I will call you back to discuss your cake order.

How long do I need to order in advance ?

Preferably 14 days notice.

What flavours do you offer?

These are the different flavour sponges and frostings we offer, I’m sure there’s something in there that will tickle your taste buds



Caramel/ salted
Red velvet

Frostings/ layers

American Buttercream
Swiss Meringue Buttercream
Cream Cheese Frosting
Oreo Buttercream
Nutella Buttercream
Coffee Buttercream
Caramel/ Salted Caramel Buttercream
White Chocolate/ Milk Chocolate/ Dark Chocolate Ganache
White Chocolate/ Milk Chocolate/ Dark Chocolate Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Strawberry/ Raspberry Compote
Lemon curd

Do you deliver?

Yes witchin 10 mile radius. Delivery charge will be added

Bakes by Zainab
Based on 31 reviews
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Naseema Rajabali
Naseema Rajabali
09:20 28 Dec 20
Zainab is a dream to work with, and can be trusted to put her own creative design on a theme to make the perfect cake... for any occasion, with custom decorations and beautiful finishing touches. I've ordered a few cakes from Bakes by Zainab now, and is my go-to for sweet treats. The cakes were all perfect in every single way - they looked stunning and tasted delicious! I can't recommend Bakes by Zainab enough!read more
Lucy Matthews
Lucy Matthews
15:59 06 Dec 20
Zainab's cakes are simply beautiful!! She was so flexible with me even though I changed my order date several times.... Would highly recommend for any special occasion!read more
14:28 06 Dec 20
Super cakes, always delicious and brilliant designs. Nothing is too much trouble, you have real input into designing... the cake you want and won't be disappointed. Already ordered our next family birthday cake from lovely Zainab!!read more
Dr Jane Evy
Dr Jane Evy
04:19 06 Oct 20
I have had a few cakes in my time but this lady can bake a cake. It was so moist full of flavour. It was my husband... birthday and she did a beautiful design on there.Highly Recommendedread more
Irfan Khan
Irfan Khan
22:35 28 Sep 20
I was recommended this lady by a local business in Birmingham when I was given a flyer, I was told her cakes were... amazing taste and she takes pride in her work. The person wasn’t wrong. I ordered a cake for my wife’s Birthday and it was amazing. Highly recommend. If you need a Birthday Cake in Birmingham order from Bakes by more
James Slough
James Slough
06:00 28 Sep 20
Amazing fresh cakes that look amazing will definitely recommend her to all my friends and family
Afsah Bagum
Afsah Bagum
22:14 20 Sep 20
I would like to say thank you to zainab for the cake she made for my father. It tasted delicious and looked amazing.... She is a very talented Baker.Thanksread more
Abigale Johnson
Abigale Johnson
21:59 20 Sep 20
This lady is a life saver. I collected my sons cake from another baker the day before his birthday, let’s just say I... couldn’t give this to my 9 year old without seeing his smile go away. I called 10 bakers in Birmingham and out of 10 this lady was the only one who replied. I explained what had happened and she agreed to help me and make a cake for me for the following day.I collected the cake at 5pm the next day and WOW. The effort that she puts into her work is amazing and the taste is out of this world.I will never use another baker again.Thank you Zainab you made me a Happy Mum and you kept a smile on a 9 year old boy.Thank more
21:06 19 Sep 20
Can not recommend this lady enough. Very professional. Very easy to order, communication was very quick, after I sent... all the details of the cake she sent me an invoice which had secure payment included. She offered me delivery but I could collect which was easier for me. The cake looked amazing and the taste was fresh and moist. My daughter absolutely loved her cake. I will give this local business a 7* will recommend to all my friends and family. Thank you Zainabread more
Paul Broadhurst
Paul Broadhurst
10:14 07 Sep 20
I can’t recommend Bakes by Zainab enough. Every step of the ordering process was simple and easy. Zainab was Very easy... to communicate with also. We collected our cakes which were packaged and presented beautifully. Then we tasted them and WOW the cakes were full of flavour and very moist. I would definitely recommend the cake hearts covered in chocolate, these were incredible and full of flavour. I will 100% be using Zainab for my cakes going forward. Thank you so much!read more
Margaret Harris
Margaret Harris
07:46 09 Jun 20
I have had several cakes from Zainab and I can truly say they never never disappoint. As well as looking absolutely... fantastic, the taste is out of this world. There is so much thought and love put into each bake and her designs are out of this world. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to more
Abid Lokat
Abid Lokat
22:21 08 Jun 20
Having ordered many a Birthday cake from various establishments for both my children, over the years, I came across... Zainab and requested a cake for my 8 year old boy's birthday. I can happily say that the attention to detail of what can only be described as a piece of artwork, coupled with a blissful and mouth watering taste on the buds, resulted in one very happy boy and guests!! Many thanks Zainab, a true professional, who takes pride in her work. I cannot recommend enough. I promise you will not be disappointed!!read more
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