The Best Mail-Order Cakes

Red Velvet Cake
Five Layer Mousse Cake
Vanilla Bean Cake With Raspberry
Chocolate Fudge Cake
Santa's Hat
Noel Petit Fours
Cupcakes In A Jar
Domed Snowflake Cake
12-Layer Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Peppermint Gateau
Perfect Endings Cupcakes
Holiday Cupcake Set
Chocolate Layer Cake
Seven Layer Caramel Cake
Coconut Lemon Layer Cake
Coconut Passion Fruit Cake
Red Velvet Cake Five Layer Mousse Cake Vanilla Bean Cake With Raspberry Chocolate Fudge Cake Santa's Hat Noel Petit Fours Cupcakes In A Jar Domed Snowflake Cake 12-Layer Chocolate Cake Chocolate Peppermint Gateau Perfect Endings Cupcakes Holiday Cupcake Set Chocolate Layer Cake Seven Layer Caramel Cake Coconut Lemon Layer Cake Coconut Passion Fruit Cake
By Erika Lenkert November 12, 2008
Layers of burgundy-hued fudgy devil’s food cake mingle with fluffy vanilla butter cream frosting in this towering, melt-in-your-mouth take on the classic Southern special occassion confection. $65
Exactly how Williams-Sonoma manages to ship such a delicate, silky, and downright dreamy three layer mousse cake is beyond us. But trust us: This magical combo of layers of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, and mocha mousse atop a base of rich chocolate cake is as stunning to behold as it is to bite into. $79
Buttery Tahitian vanilla cake sandwiched between thick layers of homemade raspberry preserves laced with white chocolate butter cream makes this exclusive creation a dessert worth savoring. $65
Supremely rich yet light and fluffy, this intensely fudgy cake is made with the finest Callebaut chocolate. $65
Sure to wow the crowd at any holiday bash, this extraordinary cake is as good on the inside as it is outside. Beneath the red fondant and sugar crystals is a handmade white butter cake with chocolate fudge and butter toffee chunks covered in Italian white chocolate butter cream. $130
The Winter Signature petit fours by DragonFly cakes are as impressive to look at as they are to taste. The fluffy vanilla, chocolate, and apricot mini-cakes are available in boxes of 16, 32, and 64 and are perfect bite-size finales to any fete.$36, $64, and $102, respectively
These unique baked goods are a fun and shamelessly good way to enjoy a classic favorite. Each and every Bangerang cupcake arrives coddled in a jar tied with a brightly colored bow and promises to be an unusual and downright delicious treat for anyone lucky enough to receive one. $6.50 each
The ethereal fondant exterior is just half of the show with this cake. Beneath its wintery exterior lie four layers of raspberries, raspberry confiture, French buttercream, and butter cake flavored with organic Tahitian vanilla beans. $50
"Wrapped" with European fondant then quilted and studded with edible pearls, this gift is four layers of white butter cake with baked-in butter pecan brittle layered with a caramel butter cream. It's also available in chocolate beet.$60
Yes, twelve layers. Made by Northern California's nonprofit Rubicon Bakery and brought to you by Williams-Sonoma, this ode to the chocoholic is a tempting tower of dark chocolate sponge cake and creamy Guittard chocolate filling topped with a dark chocolate glaze and chocolate shavings. $75
Another gift that gives back by nonprofit Rubicon Bakery, this block of holiday heaven features the always spectacularly-paired peppermint and chocolate--as in deliciously in this dense chocolate cake with white chocolate and peppermint ganache blended with French butter cream.$79
Moist and delectable, these aren't your ordinary cupcakes, and they're an Oprah fave. Need we say more? Available in 9-packs with vanilla, red velvet, and chocolate they will bring out the gluttonous kid in even the most discerning diner. $59.95 for 9 cupcakes
Sweet snowflakes, gingerbread men, and holly leaves decorate these fabulous little cakes flavored with Madagascar bourbon vanilla, gingerbread with cream cheese, or chocolate. Each box set comes with three of each flavor.$45 for 9 cupcakes
We Take The Cake's pretty pink and pistachio box yields six inches of dreamy chocolate buttermilk cake cozied up to chocolate cream cheese. It's a true chocolate lover's dream come true.$47
One of the best cakes we've ever had, period, this sweet-n-salty Southern classic by Caroline's Cakes layers caramel and  moist yellow cake. Make sure you've got lots of people to share it with or you'll be tempted to eat the whole thing. $42.50
Tangy lemon curd jazzes up moist layers of vanilla cake and is frosted with French butter cream and sprinkled with flaked coconut in this heavenly handmade creation.$65
This exquisite cake offered through Dean & DeLuca melds incredibly moist coconut cake with layers of passion fruit curd and a topping of Italian butter cream and coconut shavings. $65
We tasted through dozens of bakery offerings to bring you the finest the web has to offer. The criteria for inclusion? Decadent, delicious, and gorgeously designed and packaged. From perennial layers of lush chocolate to winter-themed creations, we present you with gourmet gateaus that are guaranteed to be the icing on any celebration.
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