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Jen B.

6 September 2019

Amazing cakes. Allergy best practices I can trust. White cake is spectacular. The cakes are beautiful for adults, but they sure decorated a darling captain marvel cake for my little girl. I've taken the kids in for cupcakes for years because of the true bakery style atmosphere and friendly service. There are lots of styles of bakeries and I enjoy others as well, but you simply can't beat this place if you're looking for a traditional quality bakery. More...


Kayla L.

3 August 2019

This place was so cute!!! We got a mint brownie, vanilla cupcake, and the star ranger cookie! They were so delicious and reasonably priced! Would definitely come back if were ever in Cary, NC again! More...


Alex W.

1 August 2019

This place did an EXCEPTIONAL job on a cake for my wife!! I was looking for something a little different this year, and in working with their staff, we decided on a Louis Vuitton Purse Cake Design!! Unreal. Needless to say, all our guests were blown away by how real it looked, and my wife had even thought I got her one for her birthday! Oh, and it was Gluten Free / Dairy Free to accommodate her allergies; it was DELICIOUS!I can't say enough about their service, quality, and assistance! More...


Donna J.

20 July 2019

The Blue Moon bakery is amazing!  Told them I needed a cake to celebrate different occasions for three family members and they met and exceeded my expectations.


Roxanne A.

18 July 2019

Some of the best lemon bars I've ever had!If you're looking for a great local bakery, this is the place.


Jessica Neal Lloyd

14 July 2019

I NEVER write reviews, but I feel like I need to for this bakery. I hosted a baby shower yesterday. I ordered a vanilla cake with strawberry mouse and buttercream icing. It was simply decorated, just like I wanted, but more importantly, IT WAS DELICIOUS! The strawberry mouse made the cake. You could tell it was freshly made with real strawberries. Everyone at the shower kept raving about how good it tasted and wanted to know where it came from. I will be getting all of my specialty cakes from here from now on. More...



11 July 2019

My husband and I we’re married in January of this past year, and starting our wedding planning process I didn’t put much value in our cake. UNTIL I went to Once In a Blue Moon. Our experience with Blue Moon was a GAME CHANGER! For starters, the owner was the one who led our cake tasting and facilitated our entire experience. The whole process felt so personal. Sometimes when you work with a smaller mom/pop shop you’ll a lack of professionalism or timeliness but great service but NOT here. The professionalism was second to none from all our vendors and their responsiveness was impressive.

This is all without mentioning the cake! How good the cake was is STILL the most talked about thing among my family and it’s been 6 months.

We also has unique gluten allergy needs that Blue Moon accommodated. If you are looking for a gluten free cake of any kind, this is your place! When my husband and I went cake tasting here, neither of us could tell the difference between a gluten and gluten free cake.

Pricing wise I would say is more than fair. When we met to design our wedding cake my dream cake was outside the budget that we had set. I was really bummed because I had a vision for a wedding cake and didn’t see how that vision could come true. Between the design team and I we decided to come in again and figure something out. To my great surprise, the owner/designer help me narrow down the crucial pieces that made my dream cake perfect. As I described to her my vision she threw out a cake that was within our budget with the room to add some fun detailing. I decided to trust that team and leave it to the experts. On our WEDDING DAY, our photographer had snuck into our venue before hand and snapped a picture of our wedding cake. The results...unbelievable. The cake that was delivered and created for our wedding day blew every childhood dream OUT OF THE WATER. I could NOT begin to think up a more PERFECT cake!!

Once in a Blue Moon Bakery was the SIMPLEST and most stress-FREE part of our ENTIRE wedding process! Thank you guys so much for making my husband and I feel like the most important and special people.

Side note: We ordered a 3 tier vanilla cake with white butter cream frosting. Each tier has had 3 fillings, homemade chocolate ganache, homemade raspberry ganache (With real raspberry’s), and finally homemade chocolate and raspberry ganache combined. We provided a gluten free option with the same flavors but used sheet cake. Our cake fed 135 people with the perfect amount left over.

Blue Moon, we will be using you for decades of anniversaries, and all our special birthdays! Thank you!


Connie E.

8 July 2019

I placed an order for my 30th birthday cake with this bakery and everything was perfect from communication, placing the order, payment, pick up, taste, etc. I sent a picture of what I wanted via email and received a quote in less then 24 hours. They were reasonable in price and the cake was absolutely beautiful and so so so good. I was a first time customer but it definitely wont be my last time. I'll be back! More...


Richard Bobholz

27 June 2019

We got our wedding cake through Once In A Blue Moon Bakery & Cafe, and we have nothing but praise!

First, the cake was absolutely amazing. We had a yellow cake with raspberry mousse and cream cheese frosting. This was a phenomenal cake! It was hard to stop eating!

Second, they were super easy to work with. I have a few unusual allergies, and they were able to easily work around them. They were able to get us in for a tasting in relatively short time. They delivered to our venue with absolutely no issue.

Third, they worked around our needs. We had an idea for what we wanted our wedding cake to look and taste like. We kept encountering bakeries that either had minimums above our actual needs or they had their own ideas for what a wedding cake should be. Once In A Blue Moon Bakery & Cafe made us feel important, heard, and appreciated!

Fourth, they have a service where we can get a small version of our cake made for our one-year anniversary so we don’t have to freeze a slice of our cake. Instead, we get a fresh cake that we already know is amazing!

Although we don’t have another wedding to order a cake, we will definitely be visiting the bakery and cafe in the near future. :)


Kathy C.

21 June 2019

Highly recommend this bakery!  Delicious cakes and beautiful art!


Lara B.

13 May 2019

I got an excellent birthday cake here!  It was a round strawberries and cream, and I added some decorations myself (edible butterflies) for the "best cake ever".  Their cookies are very good too.


Maria G.

12 May 2019

I cannot say enough about this bakery. This graduation cake was pure heaven!!  It was carrot cake and honestly, I've never been a fan but my goodness, this carrot cake was to die for. The entire family is grateful to Once In A Blue Moon for the artistry but more importantly, the love they put into this masterpiece. Unfortunately, I'm not a local but my local NC family will certainly be ordering and buying their bakery goods from this establishment. Thank you again for everything.  You made graduation much sweeter!!! More...


Roopa S.

25 April 2019

I have ordered cakes from blue moon a few times, mostly for birthdays and anniversaries, and it never disappoints! My husband got an assortment of brownies and cupcakes for my birthday and they were all incredible. I'm a huge chocolate fan and my favorites were the triple chocolate brownie and the peanut butter brownie. More...


Johnny S.

24 April 2019

Their cake decorators do a heck of a job! Talked to them about some kinda far out stuff for my son's birthday cake.  What I got was beyond expectations!


Norma G.

14 April 2019

I was craving something sweet after a delicious meal at Kababish, so stopped in here 30 minutes before closing. They had a great selection of baked good - cookies, brownies, cupcakes, cakes (whole or by the slice), among others. I went with a slice of the lemon cake. It was huge, under $4 and delicious! I'll be back more than once in a blue moon :) More...


Kimberly Taylor

11 April 2019

They can make the Starlite Strawberry cake in gluten free!!!


Jessica Alexander

1 April 2019

The tasting was perfect for me and my husband to try all the flavors- and it was free. We ended up ordering it that same day during our first cake tasting. The cake is so good and they have so many different fillings and icings. Once we ordered and paid for it, we didn't have to worry about anything else. They delivered it on the wedding day and I didn't hear anything else from them. Which seriously took a load off my plate! Very nice people, delicious cake, beautiful and we can't wait for our one year to get a free anniversary cake! More...



13 March 2019

Cake was delicious and beautiful. No worries about delivery or needs. Very sastified customer


Crystal E.

11 March 2019

I order all my cakes from Once in a Blue Moon for 20+ yrs (started with first owner). I have tried nearly every flavor of cake, but my favorites are: Margarita, Pineapple, Razzmatazz, Strawberry, Dreamsicle, Frangelico, and Coconut.


Sally Hartzell Pilcher

25 February 2019

Everything! The blueberry pie is simply the best❤️ and their red velvet cake stole my heart!


Abc D.

12 February 2019

Got the far out frangelico. I like the cake and cream filling but the chocolate ganache is too sweet for my taste. I'll definitely try a different one in the future.


Tracy E.

31 January 2019

Reasonably priced and adorable unicorn cake! White cake was yummy but the carrot cake cupcakes were a bit "hearty" for us. Tip: If you order custom cupcakes I guess you have to ask for a larger frosting tip because the ones I got did not look like the ones in the display. More...


Molly R.

7 December 2018

Ordered a vegan chocolate birthday cake w/ vanilla icing from Once in a Blue Moon and it was absolutely delicious. Very well baked, tasty, great texture, professional touches in the decoration -- my expectations were exceeded! I'm so glad that there is a local bakery that offers vegan options and makes them just as special as their regular options. Maybe they'll even offer more vegan flavors soon :). Also, it was easy placing my order and picking it up. Highly recommend Once in a Blue Moon! More...


Julie L.

29 November 2018

WOW! I had them make a custom cake for an American Horror Story themed birthday party and it was absolutely perfect!The party was for the third season AHS:Coven and I wanted to have a cake to that looked like the black and White House shown throughout the season. I absolutely do not like fondant and in my own personal experience-it had been difficult to find a bakery that would make a non-fondant cake. Side story: I actually contacted another bakery months before who flat out refused to not put fondant on my cake and convinced me to come try the marshmallow fondant that I told them I specifically I did not like. So I set out on a new search and ended up finding once in a blue moon. I contacted them by email and they responded promptly and gave me a quote and size information right away which was very appreciative. After going over the details, I ended up changing the design to a smaller cake from their suggestion and it ended up being the perfect size and very affordable price than my original design. I was appreciative they worked within my budget and still created a very beautiful and impressive cake. On the pick up day-They completely exceeded my expectations! Customer service was excellent, the shop was cute and they had several cakes, cupcakes, and breads to choose from inside. My cake was ready immediately and they showed me how it looked right there to make sure it was everything I wanted. The cake tasted even better. It was not overly sweet  and the cake was moist (I choose amaretto cake with vanilla buttercream filling and icing)This will definitely be my go to cake place from now on. I added a few pictures I took from the party below so you can see just how nice the cake looked! More...



27 October 2018

They did a great job with our cupcakes for our wedding! We went in for a tasting and knew we wanted to work with Blue Moon Bakery. Their staff was super friendly and didn’t rush us in deciding. The cupcakes were so good!

We also did a ‘Simpsons’ Groomsmen cake. I showed them what we were envisioning, and they were able to create such a beautiful and fun cake that really added an extra special touch to our wedding



27 October 2018

I can't even begin to say how ecstatic I am about the piece of art the women at Once In A Blue Moon created.  I called on a Monday to have the cake ready for Saturday and they delivered above and beyond!!  I discussed what flavor and style of cake and asked for a Stranger Things cake that focused on Eleven as my daughter is turning 11. The staff was really excited for this project as they are all fans of the series.  I sent a couple of ideas over and let them have fun with it.  When I came to pick it up and saw the masterpiece, I was completely floored.   If you need a theme cake, go here. You'll never go wrong.  Have a look at the photos.  AMAZING!!!!!  Thank you SOOOO much ladies!!  My daughter is going to be so happy. More...



21 October 2018

I met Lily at Blue Moon to create my wedding cake design. Lily is very personable and great to work with. I showed her a couple of pinterest pictures of cakes I loved and she created a beautiful cake and it was delicious! She made sure to customize the cake how I wanted. Blue Moon did a great job and I definitely would recommend them. More...


Rachel Harvey Richards

21 October 2018

Thank you for the amazing cake for my daughters 10th Birthday! It was amazing and so good!


Alison B.

3 October 2018

So yummy! If possible, it tastes better than it looks. $$$ middle was chocolate mousse! I highly recommend it!



1 October 2018

Once In A Blue Moon Bakery was so easy to work with! We enjoyed the tasting and the staff was very accommodating. We ended up getting a 6" cake to cut/eat & then did cupcakes for everyone else. They were a huge hit.


Steven Troutman

1 October 2018

I have had several of their cakes for birthdays at work so I decided to order one for my wife's birthday. The online ordering was easy. I chose my custom selections, received the e-mail confirmation, and picked up our cake. Just as I expected, it was phenomenal. The presentation, the flavor, everything was what you want. I don't think my family will ever want a cake from anywhere else. I also grabbed a few cookies while I was there and those also did not disappoint. This place is amazing. The quality of their products is impeccable. More...


Tiffany J.

9 September 2018

The staff was very friendly. The cake was amazing. It was moist and the decoration was exactly what we asked for! We definitely be going back for my cake needs!


Ginna LaGinna

13 August 2018

Ordered a unicorn cake for my daughters 7th birthday. They were very responsive and helpful via email and the cake turned out beautiful and delicious. The strawberry mousse in between the layers was divine! Thank you! More...


James N.

9 August 2018

Have only had cafe food here so far.  Chicken salad was way overdressed and the sandwich dripped the whole time I was eating it.  Flavor was good though.  It was bustling in the middle of the afternoon and they were very prompt and attentive.  People would charge out of the back from whatever they were doing to make sure we were all being helped and that was awesome to see.  Very friendly and helpful staff.  I will have to try some sweet treats here soon and update my review.  Overall I'd say I'm a fan of this little gem!! More...



19 July 2018

My husband couldn't come with me to our cake tasting, so he tasted it for the first time when I shoved it into his face at the reception. His response: "That is some damn good cake!" I had half a dozen guests come up to me and say that they don't like cake, but our wedding cake was delicious. Our cake was a yellow cake with mandarin orange mousse and vanilla buttercream frosting. It tasted great and looked just perfect. Highly recommend!
Photo credit goes to Kelsey Nelson Photography - you should hire her, too! The flowers were provided by our amazing, amazing florist, The Flower Cupboard.


Kari D.

23 June 2018

This is a quaint bakery with tasty sweets. The staff is attentive and there are plenty of people working to help customers. I will definitely go back to try more goodies. More...


Sarah P.

14 June 2018

I'm always excited to visit Once in a Blue Moon Bakery.  The Red Velvet Cakes would win any competition!  My husband loves the eclairs!


Iris B.

3 June 2018

It starts with the cakes but the customer service is just as good! I go about once a month for a cake (for work) and our go-to is the white chocolate raspberry Berry cake. It's just so perfect! We've also tried the margarita and Boston cream cake and both so good too! I like to order online about a week  ahead, but I have two days ahead before. I would definitely recommend. More...


Teresa W.

26 April 2018

Dessert was great!!  Only thing I didn't like was the fact the brownie was cold!!  It was hard to bite in.  Would definitely be coming back as the prices were really cheap for homemade tasting dessert.


Jesse B.

25 April 2018

Great cakes! The cake decorates do a fantastic job and try to work with you as much as you can. The cakes taste great and the best part is there is a right amount of cake to icing ratio


Chris Cappella

14 April 2018

Absolutely phenomenal bakery! We ordered a cake for my daughter’s 10th Birthday and it came out beautiful and tasted fantastic! We will be back! Thank you so much! More...


Jillian S.

7 April 2018

Great customer service and delicious cakes and pastries. We ordered the After Dinner Mint specialty cake for Father's Day and were not disappointed! The employee who I spoke with on the phone was friendly and knowledgeable. They have many types to choose from and also have pastries available in their display case. I recommend their lemon bar. I plan on returning to try some of their other baked goods! More...


Curtis Cunningham

25 February 2018

This place is fantastic, and the cakes are awesome!!!


Katrina Shug Williams

14 February 2018

My man and I were on the highway and I was looking for a bakery for sweet treats. Google sent us your way, and I'm glad it did. We purchased 5 items, and all of them were yummy. The young lady that helped us was so sweet and patient with us. More...


Judy Philbeck Privitera

1 February 2018

Our Wedding Cakes were from here!!! Raspberry Mouse, Lemon Supreme. OMG


Katie-Ann Marie Roach

15 January 2018

We have been ordering Blue Moon cakes for several years now and my mother in law just had them design a cake using our baby shower invitation. It turned out beautifully and we were all very impressed by the design, color and, of course, taste! We love the pastry cream filling, it makes the cake taste so light and fluffy! Thank you for the hard work put into the cake and for how wonderful it really turned out! We will definitely be back for more in the future! (Picture of cake in comments!) More...


Jennifer Rosen

22 December 2017

The cake they did for my wedding was absolutely perfect! Tasted delicious and was designed so beautifully! Exactly how I pictured it. Thanks Blue Moon!!



30 October 2017

I'm getting hungry just writing this review. We did cupcakes and a cutting cake for our wedding with these guys, and they were amazing. We got tons of compliments from people; just delicious, and guests loved having different flavors to choose from.

Beyond that, as a vendor, they were great to work with! We got to do a full complimentary tasting, which was a blast. And their prices just can't be beat. I did a good amount of research on the cake front, and these guys were the best value of any bakery I found! And probably taste better than them all, too. Not even a contest; Blue Moon FTW.


Marilyn S.

24 October 2017

Best cake ever~ 2 tier specialty cake was delicious, fresh, beautiful and exactly what I ordered. My first experience with them ordering a custom cake.  Wish I could post a pic of it, it was just lovely! Overall great experience and will use them again! More...


Gina Cunningham

7 October 2017

Received a much appreciated gift of pumpkin apple bread and lemon raspberry bread ! They were both Devine ! Perfect consistency all the way through. Just absolutely beautiful presentation and perfect combination of sweet and bread! ��� More...


Deidra W.

24 September 2017

Awesome cake!! We ordered a custom cake for our daughters 8th birthday about two weeks before the party. I had found their page on Yelp and decided to give it a try. I provided a picture of a cake and they made it happen! The frosting was the best I have had in the area and the cake was perfection. If your a true buttercream lover, this is the frosting for you. More...


Catherine B.

13 September 2017

Once in A Blue Moon made a wonderful sheet cake of red velvet with cream cheese frosting for our opening season for Concert Singers of Cary. Everyone loved it!


Stacy P.

17 July 2017

I am blown away at how beautiful and tasty my daughters first birthday cake turned out! They worked with me, took my idea and brought it to life. I am very indecisive so I changed my cake color a week before I needed it & they did not get frustrated one time. When ever I need a cake I will definitely give them a call! More...


Meaghan G.

23 May 2017

I first heard of Once in a Blue Moon at a baby shower for a co-worker of mine.  Fast forward a bunch of months and I knew exactly where I wanted to go for my son's cake for his bris. I could not have been happier with the decoration and flavor of the cake!  It was beautiful and whimsical and absolutely perfect for our celebration. These guys really know how to decorate a cake. 4 stars only because initially the name on the cake was spelled wrong (even though the order form had it spelled correctly).  Shame on us for not double checking before leaving the bakery for sure but when I returned to the bakery and asked them to fix it, they did it flawlessly and the frosting matched perfectly. We will definitely be back! More...


Nicole J.

22 May 2017

We've been all over the area for cupcakes and this is still my favorite place. When you can find a place that makes the perfect chocolate or vanilla buttercream with a perfectly combined cake - look no further. All of their baked goods are wonderful and whenever we're traveling through or near cary we have to make a stop here for a cupcake - or better yet one of their icing cups with layers of cake in it! More...



8 May 2017

They made our groomscake and our wedding cake. Both turned out better than I could have anticipated. They were so flexible and added a little touch for me of a picture of my pet on the back that made the wedding cake even better! Our guests loved it and the groomscake looked so good- in buttercream! I can't believe the skill and how smooth it was. I thought they had delivered fondant at first because it was so perfect.
The flavors were all perfect since you can do one each tier and our guests ate so much that they had to go cut more from the back (twice!). The red velvet groomscake was divine. We did a tier of yellow cake and strawberry, a tier of chocolate and raspberry, and one of white and lemon. The whole cake was almond buttercream and it was so light.
I love that they give you a free little cake on your 1 year so you don't have to freeze a tier. Thank goodness they do since our guests ate a lot of cake!


Lisa Jo Wood

1 May 2017

Your Black Russian cake was a big hit for my son's 18th birthday party! Heard a lot of "best cake I've ever had" comments! Thank you!


Kaitlyn Naylor Satterfield

23 April 2017

I am a wedding coordinator and last night they provided the cake. It tasted so good! It was moist and had tons of flavor. The icing looked perfect as well. I definitely recommend!



14 April 2017

Once In A Blue Moon Bakery was very easy to work with. They helped us understand the different options we could choose from and made the cake testing fun! We did a smaller cake and cupcakes and everything came our delicious. We would highly recommend them. More...


Myra Lynn

5 April 2017

Wonderful! Their cakes are great! The Red velvet cake is spectacular.



3 April 2017

Cake tasting for our wedding went smoothly. The woman helping us showed us a book of cake designs they had done in the past, but we went with a design I had found on pinterest. We also had our florist drop off greenery for the cake the day before and they were able to add it on top. Tasting was all their cake, filling, and frosting flavors on a tray so you could mix and match which we found very helpful. We did not do delivery but I heard of no problems with pick up from our friends who did pick the cake up. Cake was still moist and delicious 3 days later, even after sitting in the fridge. More...


Pam C.

3 March 2017

I've been a patron of Blue Moon Bakery since it opened for both  work and for my personal life.  I've ordered every cake imaginable and taken them for work all over the state to physician offices and for every special occasion for my friends and family.  The cakes are amazing. I've had physicians who I've taken cakes to 5 years ago food say to me when I walked back in 5 years later "I remember you. You brought me that wonderful  cake."  When I bring a Blue Moon cake to a restaurant for a family birthday even the wait staff asks where it came. My favorites are the Far Out Frangelica and the fabulous Milky Way which will impress everyone. Their  fresh made fruit breads are also amazing. The pumpkin apple is everyone's favorite but the lemon raspberry and the Dark Side of the Moon chocolate breads  are a close second and third. My office is nearby so I stop there for lunch regularly  and they have the best homemade soup you will ever have along with delicious sandwiches.  The staff is friendly and efficient which is important to me because I'm usually flying out the door on the way out of town with desserts in hand. Prices are very reasonable. If you haven't been here or ordered a  cake from here you are missing out! More...



22 December 2016

We had a two tier cake, a couple sheet cakes, and a gluten free cake for our guests. It was by far the best value we could find for our amount of guests! It's also my favorite bakery, so while I'm biased, we got plenty of compliments on our cake and how delicious it was! We had multiple flavors too, including an amazing carrot cake tier which is what we cut into. It was decorated beautifully, and they were able to put it on a smaller cake board than they normally do to fit our cake stand. They were great to work with and I was so happy to have them make our wedding cake! More...



20 December 2016

As a previous employee of the bakery, there was no other place I would ever go to my wedding cake. I knew Lily would do a fantastic job! The cake ordering process was easy. The cake was exactly what we discussed and it was delicious! More...


Shay B.

19 December 2016

Blue Moon cake is the epitome of decadence. Every bite, a taste of home and deliciousness. I can't hardly remember a time where Blue Moon wasn't a standard in my family and my friends' families. It was BFF's late mother who hooked everyone onto these wonderful cakes. It wasn't a birthday without a Blue Moon cake!I've never had a terrible slice of cake from here. Every bite is perfect: plenty of icing, not dry, and full of flavor. Their hazelnut cakes are especially delicious, with that lovely combo of chocolate, espresso, and yes, hazelnut. In fact, it was the hazelnut cake that prompted me to write this review, as Mom had ordered it for Sis' birthday. Blue Moon is always a great place to order a cake. You really cannot go wrong with them! More...



13 December 2016

Once in A Blue Moon came recommended to us by multiple friends before we decided to use them for our non-traditional wedding cakes and we are so glad we did. The cakes themselves were delicious (top priority) and beautiful (added bonus)! Their bakery team worked with my husband and me to pick flavors and design styles that would complement our eclectic and varied tastes and the end product was absolutely gorgeous.

Also, given the extremely high quality of their work, we were blown away by how affordable their options were. We opted to do 3 beautiful display cakes, roughly 10 inches each, and 4 sheet cakes that would be sliced in the kitchen for serving and not only did this make for a visually stunning cake table, we had a ton of cake leftover to enjoy later. With this arrangement, we spent less than a third of what we were quoted at other bakeries for a traditional stacked wedding cake and I have never heard so much positive feedback about cake at a wedding. All in all, we couldn't have been happier with our experience with Once in a Blue Moon and continue to use them for all the major events in our lives. Now, if only someone had reminded us to practice feeding each other cake before the big day, we probably wouldn't have looked like such doofuses doing it at the reception but you live and learn.



20 November 2016

Fred was our consultant and was very helpful when we (bride, groom and bride's parents) went for the cake tasting. The Bride wanted a simple, yet elegant cake with cream cheese frosting and one or two fillings. He showed us sample cakes from a photo album and, also, gave a tasting of each icing and filling. We were very satisifed with the final look of the cake which blended perfectly into the theme of the wedding. They even worked with me when I changed cake stands at the last minute from gold to silver! More...


Lauren P.

27 September 2016

I happened to fall upon the cute town of Cary for a quick lunch. They are doing major street work in the town but don't let that discourage you (not a lot of parking and a good amount of traffic).  I walked by this bakery and saw they offer lunch and went in on the perfect day as they were having a boxed lunch special (on Thursdays).   For around $7.50 you get your choice of a drink, sandwich, chips and cookie.  What a deal!  I got the turkey wrap which was packed with a ton of fresh veggies, bag of chips, bottle of water and a huge chocolate chip cookie.  The cookies are amazing and I should have gone back for more. Their cakes and cupcakes also looked delicious. More...



5 September 2016

We used Once in a Blue Moon for our rehearsal dinner cake. We ordered the Razzmatazz (which we had tried previously) and savored every bite. The cake deserves 5/5 stars. We had requested personalization on the cake and the groom's name was spelled wrong, which was easily corrected, but is the only reason that this review is 4.8/5 rather than 5/5. More...


Darielle R.

3 September 2016

I searched everywhere for a bakery that could make a paw patrol cake for my son's 3rd birthday. Most bakeries kept treating me as if my order was not a priority. I called Blue Moon and right away she told me they could do it in two days with all my requests. The cake turned out perfect and it tasted delicious!!!My son loved it so much he didn't want to eat it. I will be ordering all my cakes from here going forward!! Thank you Blue Moon for saving the day!!! More...



30 August 2016

Beautiful cake. Easy to work with! Great prices



15 August 2016

I looked at two cake vendors for my wedding, and went with once in a blue moon. The cake was delicious and the price was perfect for what we were looking for in terms of budget and design. Would definitely recommend them to anyone needing a wedding cake. More...


Jeffrey T.

14 August 2016

We've been getting cakes from this bakery for years and they are awesome!  The cake is rich and moist and the buttercream frosting is delicious.  Our favorites are the Chocolate Encounter and the Moon Shadow.  Can you tell that we love chocolate?  And the Moon Shadow is great if you have both chocolate and vanilla lovers in the family.  They are always accomodating (we usually only order 1 or 2 days in advance).  And the best part is that they will accomodate nut allergies.  They make the cakes at a separate time, cleaning the equipment in between, and are careful not to cross-contaminate.  We've never had an issue after 20 or more cakes.  Anyone with a nut allergy will understand that it's VERY hard to find an accomodating bakery.  So kudos to Blue Moon!Postitives: Rich, moist cakes and they accomodate nut allergies.Negatives: None. More...


Kimberly H.

13 August 2016

Always a solid choice when looking for a delicious pastry! Their quiche is also amazing, a bit pricey but totally worth it. Everything that I have consumed here has been wonderful plus the selection is great. More...



29 May 2016

Delicious, affordable--simply amazing!!!



18 May 2016

I cannot give enough praise to Once in A Blue Moon Bakery for my gorgeous (and tasty!) wedding cake. My family and I have used Once in A Blue Moon Bakery for many years for birthday cakes, graduation cakes, special event cakes, etc. I knew we wanted to hire Once in A Blue Moon Bakery to make our wedding cake. They consulted with me regarding style and size and the representatives were very knowledgeable. They have 2 large portfolios with photos of wedding cakes they've baked. They allowed me to use multiple flavors and the cake was just beautiful. I can't recommend Once in A Blue Moon Bakery enough to any Brides and/or Grooms looking for a great bakery in the RDU area. More...


Emma and Nathan

5 May 2016

We loved our simple, tasty cake! We got tons of compliments on it and the process could not have been easier or more professional. Highly recommend Once in a Blue Moon Bakery for all your cake and pastry needs! Lovely, talented people and delicious results! More...


Ann L.

30 April 2016

Best cupcakes, cakes and quiche I've ever had!! We've used this bakery for every special occasion in our family from good grades to birthdays to graduations. They make everything special.


Kate C.

29 February 2016

I love a good cupcake.  And a good cupcake must have the right balance of a good moist cake and sweet but not too sweet buttercream icing.  I love both at Blue Moon.  It's my favorite cupcake in town.  Anytime we have a party I order a cake from Blue Moon.  At Christmas we enjoy their Red Velvet a lot.  Also one of our favorites is Milky Way.  I love just their basic yellow cake with white icing.  Can't go wrong with Blue Moon! More...



12 January 2016

Once in a Blue Moon did a fabulous job on our wedding cake!!!! Everyone raved about how delicious it was and it was absolutely beautiful. I had some rough ideas about how I wanted the cake to look, and via in person and email correspondence, Once in a Blue Moon helped me design exactly what I was looking for. Along with customizing the outside, we loved picking out exactly what flavor combinations we wanted for each tier -- which my husband loved. Overall highly recommend!! More...


Chris S.

2 January 2016

Chocolate cake with white icing. Nicely decorated. Great job. Everybody loved it. Never seen a huge party cake go so fast.


Andrea J.

2 December 2015

Their chocolate chip cookies are so wrong. They remind me of my grandma's. Also their salads are killer. The garden salad with Italian dressing is my favorite. It's the perfect lunch spot.


Elaine Jernigan Goeken

16 November 2015

You all did a Barbie silhouette cake for my daughter's 5th birthday party this weekend. I just want to let you all know that I have never been more pleased with the taste of a cake before! This was the first time I have used you guys for a cake (but stop in often for treats), but you guys are our new go to! The strawberry mousse filling was to die for. I could go on forever! Thanks for exceeding our expectations and for making our new bakery transition flawless! More...



11 November 2015

Absolutely the BEST cake I have ever eaten. Brides, our friends and family were eating 2nds and 3rds during our rehearsal dinner and reception. If you want impeccable service, delicious cake, and happy guests, hire bluemoon bakery! More...



8 November 2015

easy consultation, great service, yummy cake all our guests loved!



3 November 2015

our wedding cake turned out so amazing and tasted so good. love the fact that vegan options are offered. my guests had no idea the cake was vegan.


Trish T.

30 October 2015

I went to blue moon bakery a month ago for my boyfriends bay cake. And I loved it and so did he. I got a Dr who themed cake with chocolate cake, strawberry moose and buttercream icing. We both loved that you used actually strawberry in the moose. It was absolutely amazing and I will defiantly be back again. Great job More...


Malissa Moore Pinette

13 October 2015

Thank you for the beautiful wedding cake!!! The guest loved it. Working with once in a blue moon bakery was such a pleasant experience!!! Thank you!!! Mr & Mrs Pinette


Jessica B.

30 September 2015

Really good sandwich selection, mine was served on warm ciabatta bread.  Great place to grab a quick lunch.



27 September 2015

The best cake EVER. So delicious and it was gorgeous!


Leah Farrior

20 August 2015

Amazing! Thank you for having full cakes for purchase without custom ordering. You saved the day!! Everyone raved about the cake! It was so delicious.



9 August 2015

My cake was beautiful and it was exactly what I asked for. My guests complimented how delicious it was.


Abby P.

26 June 2015

Try a margarita cake. So good! Their quality of ingredients used shines through and their decorating skills are great. Nice value for what you get!


Jeff S.

6 June 2015

I've ordered more than a few cakes for birthdays here. They are always well received.They have quite a few cakes to choose from if you don't need a custom one.They also have drip coffee and scones, muffins - that sort of thing if you're in need of breakfast (they open at 7AM). They have cookies and cupcakes too.Just nice people and great cakes.PS Was at a kiddos birthday party a few weeks ago - one of the best sheet cakes I've ever had at this type of event. Asked where it came from - surprise, Blue Moon! More...


Cecilia P.

23 May 2015

I love Once In A Blue Moon Bakery! I always get my birthday cake here since their cake is amazing! Also, all of their gluten free pastries are delicious even though I'm not gluten free. The staff is really nice and fast so you will get your pastry in no time. I always enjoy coming here! More...


Shannon Goodrum Sigmon

23 May 2015

We used Once in a Blue Moon for our wedding cake and it was delicious! We received many compliments on the classic design, but mostly on the flavor! Since we got married, we have used them for parties, birthday...any excuse to get another great cake from their bakery! More...


Bruce C.

16 April 2015

Definitely my favorite bakery in the area. The taste/quality/flavor of the cake and frosting are great here. We stopped by around Easter and they had bunny and egg shaped sugar cookies with icing for the kids. All this place is lacking is a larger display case with a larger variety of cookies and pastries, and they'd be able to compete with what I consider a "true" Italian bakery (no cannoli or cassata cake available,) but they are on par with the size and variety of other bakeries here in the south. More...



14 April 2015

I am beyond words on how amazing our cake was! Lilly and team were awesome and I was so excited to see that every idea I had in my head was captured beautifully on my cake! So many compliments on how delicious it was too! More...



26 February 2015

Once in a Blue Moon did a fabulous job on our cake. People raved about how good it tasted and how moist it was. They were easy to work with and create a great product!


Tim Ross

11 February 2015

Blue Moon baked a Lemon Star cake for my partners birthday. It was not only beautiful, it was delicious!!!! The guests loved it! The entire cake was devoured. Thanks Blue Moon! More...


Conyers Lamm

10 January 2015

My wedding cake was from here. It was beautiful and delicious-- everything you could want in a wedding cake! The tasting was also lovely and the decorator, Anna, did a wonderful job!



20 November 2014

We love this bakery! Their design ability and cake quality is AMAZING and for a very reasonable price!



19 November 2014

We just loved our wedding cake! And this bakery was very easy to work with. For the tasting, they brought us out a platter that had three chunks of cake (chocolate, white and yellow) along with three blobs of icing (buttercream, creamcheese and almond) and a whole bunch of mousse flavors as possible fillings. Then you could make whatever combination you wanted on your fork and taste tons of possibilities!

We wanted the traditional cake but couldn't afford a very large one, so we ordered from them a small two-layer wedding cake and a simple sheet cake which the caterer would cut up in the kitchen but wouldn't be seen by the guests.

For our flavors we chose: White cake with strawberry filling and almond icing (my favorite!) as the top layer, Yellow cake with orange filling and buttercream icing (my husband's favorite!) as the bottom layer and white cake with chocolate filling and buttercream icing for the sheet cake (for less adventurous people like my father, haha).

When it came to the design they let us flip through their book of samples, which was just full of beautiful cakes they had made. They also sat with us as we flipped through a pinterest board we had made of designs we liked. We ended up settling on a very simple design: Square cakes with smooth sides and a "ribbon" of icing around the bottom of each layer. I used fake flowers for my bouquet and ordered them way in advance, so I was able to leave a few with the bakery and they put them on my cake. The final result was beautiful and delicious!


Stephanie A.

10 November 2014

When I'm in the mood for a good chicken salad on rye, this is my run! Comes with all the fixings and even a pickle on the side. And dont forget dessert...this place also has the best cakes in town. Yu-ummy! More...


Todd Robinson

27 October 2014

Our son's birthday cake was a success, thank you! :-)



2 October 2014

We decided to forgo a wedding cake and have a dessert bar for our wedding. Blue Moon did a fantastic job of helping us create enough desserts and variety for our guests. Everything was perfect!



2 October 2014

Once in a Blue Moon was the perfect choice for our Luau Themed reception on 9-27-2014. The cupcakes were colorful and tasty. I KNOW I made the right choice from the minute I tasted their cupcakes at the Bridal show! Thanks Blue Moon More...



25 August 2014

DELICIOUS!!! I could not believe how moist and fresh the cake tasted the day of the wedding. The whole consultation and ordering process was very easy and the cake turned out just like the picture I sent to them. My guest could not stop raving about the almond buttercream frosting. For the price Once In a Blue Moon can't be beat!!!! More...



3 August 2014

This was absolutely the best wedding cake I've ever eaten AND our guests loved it!



2 August 2014

A great locally owned bakery! Everyone must try their Frangelico Cake. AMAZING!!!



1 August 2014

My guests are still raving about my cake. Thanks Blue Moon!


Randi Jean Veiberg

27 July 2014

By request, I've delivered these cakes (always with butter cream frosting) from the coast to Charlotte for my daughter's celebrations -- happy to run by on my way to visit them as the cakes are delicious and are now my granddaughter's favorite too! The bakers are always spot-on with their decorating techniques as well! Glad for the Gluten free expansion! More...



26 July 2014

My new son called me on his wedding night to ask me to save him more wedding cake! Enough said.



18 July 2014

Cake was beautiful and delicious. Lilly was great to work with and offered good ideas for flavors and design,.



13 July 2014

We had a wonderful experience with Once In A Blue Moon. They allowed us to taste on two separate occasions, and worked with me when I explained I wanted multiple, small, and simply decorated cakes rather than one large tiered cake. Our guests loved the cakes we chose (Red Velvet, Chocolate Encounter, Margarita and Peanut Butter Mousse especially) and raved about how delicious they were. I myself am lactose intolerant, which was accommodated by ordering a small 6" inch cake for my husband and myself (he is not lactose intolerant but said that vegan chocolate cake was one of the best he'd ever had). Not many bakeries in the area offered a great-tasting vegan option but we found it here. Their prices were way better than many of the other places I looked at. Especially if you consider yourself a low maintenance bride, this is your bakery - you will not be disappointed! More...



2 July 2014

BEST CAKE PLACE IN TOWN!!! If you are looking for a delicious wedding cake, look no further! Once in a Blue Moon was the perfect choice for John and I with just one bite. The staff is very friendly and passionate about creating the wedding cake of your dreams or you can look through a catalog of previous made cakes for ideas. Cake tasting was our favorite part of the "creating" process (aside from seeing the cake in its final product form). We had so much fun deciding the right combination (size and number of layers, smooth moose fillers, colors, and decorations). Price is on average point or better than other cake shops. John and I had decided we did not want to save the top cake to freeze to eat on our year anniversary. At Once in a Blue Moon, if you take back your receipt after your first year, they will give you a mini cake to celebrate your anniversary. WIN! WIN! :) More...


Jennifer Kirsch Terry

28 June 2014

A little pricey, but worth every penny! They are great at duplicating artwork as well. Highly recommended.



16 June 2014

Our Wedding Cake and The Groom's Cake were perfect and very delicious!!! We were especially impressed with the decoration of the Groom's Cake with the Marine Corps Emblem. Seemed like a challenging request, but they nailed it! Everyone we talked to at the Bakery was extremely helpful and responsive. We had lots of compliments from our guests and the event staff on how scrumptious the cake was!! We would highly recommend Once In A Blue Moon!! More...



3 June 2014

Cake was wonderful, light and delicious.

Very prettty! Exactly like the photo I gave them.


Gwen N.

18 January 2014

I've always heard good things about Blue Moon Bakery, but I never had a chance to actually order something. Well, my coworker was leaving to do bigger and better things, so I figured....if that's not an excuse to buy cake, I don't know what is!There are SO many options listed on Blue Moon's website, I was lucky I ended up ordering just one cake! (Actually, by the time I came in to pick up the cake, I couldn't even remember which one I ordered since I was bouncing back and forth between flavors so much.) Online ordering was a breeze and I received a reply from BM promptly confirming my order.And finally, the day came to slice into the cake. It was delicious! The frosting they use between the layers of cake was much lighter, fluffier, and not as sweet; while the frosting on the outside was your typical buttercream. I loved this, as most of the time I'm spitting out frosting due to sugar overload.The cake was a hit with the entire office! I ordered a 10" and worried about it being enough to feed.....~20 people. Seeing as different people eat different amounts of cake and all...but it worked out great! Plus, there was a bit leftover for my coworker to take home to her family! I'll definitely be ordering more cakes from Blue Moon for my future events! The only thing that made me sad was when I came to pick up the cake, there weren't any single slices for sale =[ I would have loved to try other varieties without having to buy a whole cake. More...



4 January 2014

We set out to start our cake tasting journey at Once in a Blue Moon Cafe. We strolled in on Saturday morning with an agenda to try some cake and set up an official cake tasting appointment. While sitting at a small table that morning sampling some of their cake-by-the-slice options, we had the pleasure of striking up a conversation with a woman that had stopped in to pick up a cake order. She began to tell us she was from NJ and had never had a cake as fantastic as the ones that she gets from Once in a Blue Moon and that she has to order something from them on a regular bases. We had to agree, we tried the Key Lime and Cappuccino Blast that morning and even after being sliced and refrigerated they were amazing. We set up the tasting appt but made no effort to seek out any other bakeries. We went with a non-traditional plan of doing several 10 in round cakes on different cake stands rather than doing a traditional wedding cake - our guest loved this as we had 4 different flavors of cakes to choose from. We did the Lemon Star, Orange Orbiter, Far Out Frangelico and Cosmic Coconut - but had them all iced on the outside with white butter-cream to make them look more uniform as we had them decorated with flowers. They also did the grooms cake for us which was decorated as the backdrop for MST3K, the did a great job off of the pic we sent them! The cakes were beyond amazing, beautiful and tasty - though we didn't get to taste the Frangelico one, it must have been amazing because it was the first to be devoured by guests. We can't wait to go back and get our favorite for all the anniversaries to come - the Lemon Star!! More...



9 October 2013

The cake was beautiful and delicious. The only part not eaten was the top layer that is frozen for one year anniversary. We have used Blue Moon for years for birthday cakes, and now a wedding cake, and they have never disappointed.




24 August 2013

For my wedding, I didn't want wedding cake. I just wanted cake. Awesome tasting, good looking cake. I did not care for a lot of the cake I tried at various places, including my venue, but Once in a Blue Moon came recommended by a friend.

The tasting was great and the price SUPER reasonable. I opted for two 8" cakes and one 10" cake for display and then 2 sheet cakes in the back (so total 5), each in a different flavor with differing decorations, but all very simple... all 3 layers (we saved a small amount of money by having 3 instead of 4 layers, because... who cares!) and all were fresh and exceedingly delicious. The cake table looked great and we had many compliments on how good the cake was.



22 August 2013

Our wedding cake was both pretty and delicious! They decorated the cake just like we had asked them to do. The cake was so moist and fresh tasting!


Katherine M.

5 August 2013

This is my go-to bakery for formal and informal events. Whereas their cake design isn't over the top, their designs are classy. This bakery really shines where it counts - the flavor! We really like their raspberry mousse filling, but they have more options than I can list here from memory - mandarin orange, strawberry, lemon, hazelnut/chocolate, you name it! We chose this bakery for graduations, birthdays, and even our wedding, and we look forward to using them again in the future. More...



17 July 2013

My wedding cake was literally the best wedding cake I've ever tasted in my life. And wedding cake is kind of my thing. The staff was great, and they even let us do two tastings. While all of the flavor combos were delicious, we settled on white cake with chocolate mousse and cream cheese frosting. To die for. Thank goodness we ended up with the entire bottom layer left over, because I want to eat that cake every day for the rest of my life. We wanted a very simple cake, and Once In a Blue Moon came through in that aspect as well. It turned out just how we wanted. More...


Charlotte R.

15 June 2013

Cute and fun little local bakery. They did our wedding cake and we've ordered cakes for our anniversary each year, as well as for birthdays. The cakes seem to dry out quick, but I don't think that's unusual for cakes that aren't mass-produced like you get from Walmart. The decor is   not for everybody, but I think it's kind of playful and endearing. More...



13 May 2013

Great bakery!! They provided me with a beautiful wedding cake! Left over cake was frozen and still tastes great as we thaw pieces out to eat! Highly recommend!!


Kyle R.

13 May 2013

I had Once in a Blue Moon make a graduation cake and it was delicious. The cake was moist and the fillings and buttercream frosting tasted just right, not too light and not too heavy. They were able to put some graduation decorations on top using buttercream frosting and they looked very nice. I would definitely use them again for another cake. More...


Mamatha A.

31 March 2013

I've lived in the area for over 12 years and ordered cakes from here multiple times. They are perfect. They have vegan cakes as well. You just drool when you walk in and see the beautiful cakes, bars, brownies. They work hard and are well staffed. I bought my friend a wedding cake here. The cupcakes are slightly cheaper than other cupcake places. More...


Michael V.

13 March 2013

Once in a Blue Moon's cafe was good, but it didn't stand out. I had passed this restaurant dozens of times, but never stopped in. I gave it a try this morning, and it was pretty good! Between my friend and I, we tried the pumpkin bread, pound cake, cinnamon roll, and the espresso. My friend was in love with her pound cake, and I was impressed by the pumpkin bread (I'm not a huge pumpkin fan, but it was quite good!).The cinnamon roll was a) gigantic. colossal. How else can I put this? It was the size of a small plate. b) either amazing or ehh, depending on what part you were eating.  The center part of the roll was incredible--soft, gooey, cinnamon and icing deliciousness bathing a roll. The outside of the roll was like eating a dry doughnut with just a little bit of glaze. Normally this isn't really an issue, but since the roll was massive as described above, you had to cut it strategically to make sure you got the good part mixed in with the dry, not-flavorful outer parts. Not a deal breaker, but it would have been nice to have the cinnamon spread throughout the whole roll. (That being said, this roll might have been a fluke. Who knows?)Don't come here for the espresso--it wasn't bad, but it wasn't really good either. I'd stick with either a standard coffee or flavored coffee. Then again, coffee is not Blue Moon's specialty, so don't let that change your mind about giving this place a try!I would like to go back after lunch sometime and try out their desserts; they looked incredible, and I've heard people rave about their cakes! More...



12 March 2013

The most moist, delicious cake I've ever had at a wedding! We worked with the baker and the owner to ensure that my daughter's wedding cake would be exactly as she wanted, and we were not disappointed. This vendor is top notch. You need not worry about the delivery of the cake or whether it will be as requested. They have hundreds of pictures of cakes they have baked and decorated in case you need ideas. And, their cake tasting was one of the most fun things my daughter and I did as we planned the wedding. Hightly recommend Blue Moon! More...


Anna S.

6 February 2013

I always use Blue Moon for my special occasion cakes. They are so delicious. I don't have to order if I get in a pinch, I can stop by and they have cakes ready (birthdays,etc.). Always are happy to write on the cake for me. Love, love, love this place. I drive from Fuquay passing many other bakery places to get here, don't mind at all b/c I know that it's going to be good. More...


Reuben M.

27 December 2012

I have been ordering cakes from Blue Moon since I first moved to Cary.  I order them for family, friends, and clients.  They have never been anything less than perfect.  I have also simply walked-in and said, hey what have you got today?  Also perfect.  Highly recommended! More...



11 November 2012

YUM YUM!! and their cake looked good too! We were trying to stick to a specific budget and most cake places in the area were way out of our price range or had specific minimums that we had to meet to even order a cake. Nancy at Blue Moon was willing to work with us to figure out the best cake for our budget. I gave Blue Moon an inspiration picture of my cake and they couldn’t have made it more like the picture I gave them! Added bonus-they will make you a small 6” cake for your year anniversary so that you don’t need to eat old frozen cake to celebrate. I will definitely be ordering from them when I need cakes in the future. More...


Aaks L.

18 October 2012

Ordered a specialty cake 8" (red velvet cake) for my close friend's birthday and it was a success!Ordered online 4 hours before the day I needed it (I think you need to order 72 hours before) and it was ready for pickup at the time I wanted it ready.Only thing I'd like them to change: send confirmation/acknowledgment that they've received my order (because another bakery has one messed that up for and there was no cake when I was there for pickup).Great and quick service at pickup.Everyone at the party LOVED the RED VELVET cake!(had seen and tasted the cake they had baked for another friend's baby shower  - looked like a piece of art and tasted great - and that's why I ordered a cake here) More...



9 October 2012

We worked with Nancy at Once in a Blue Moon. She was fantastic to work with for the tasting/selection. She gave suggestions for small design details I hadn't considered. Their cakes are delicious and beautiful! The finished product was exactly as I envisioned and it tasted as good as it looked. I highly recommend this bakery for any special event cakes. More...


Rachel W.

6 August 2012

We ordered one of their specialty cakes (carrot cake) for my mother-in-law's birthday and it was quite the success!I ordered the cake online through their website. I actually think their website is terrible and not very easy to navigate or find things. However, once I found where to order, everything went fine. I got confirmation that my order had been received and then later got an email from the bakery with a second confirmation. Communication is key when you do stuff over the internet and I appreciated the multiple notifications.Picking up the cake went very smoothly. We picked it up on Saturday late morning and had no trouble parking. I can see how parking might be an issue at a busier time so just be aware of that. The employees were really friendly, especially for being (very) young adults and the cake was ready for us. We got a couple of other items out of the case which I can speak to as well. The mini canoli was pretty good. As an Italian, I appreciated that the filling wasn't sugary and sweet. My husband got the mint chocolate brownie. It was very tasty but definitely high in sugar content!The cake was decorated simply but nicely. Cutting the cake was actually rather difficult because the cake was so moist. Nobody minded though! This is one of the better carrot cakes I've ever had (I've had many as it's my favorite). I loved the icing but will admit that it seemed like more of a cross between cream cheese and buttercream icing. It seems to be a trend, but this bakery doesn't seem to shy away from sugar! I'm not complaining, because I love some good icing, but just be aware of that if you plan on ordering a cake!My other-in-law LOVED her cake. When she was cutting pieces to send people home with, she was caught licking the spatula clean. That's a sign of a fantastic carrot cake!Also, let me note that we ordered the 8" cake which feeds 8-10 (I think). There were 7 of us who had a slice and we still had almost half the cake leftover. The cake is 3 layers and this one was particularly dense.  Again, no complaints...just letting you know to go easy on the cake size you order!We'll definitely order from here again! More...



3 July 2012

Cake was SOOOOOOOOOOOO tasty and great i couldn't have asked for anything better. It tasted amazing and they are great people who work there they do such good work. Tasting tray they give you has lots of options and they give you great suggestions. More...


Michael G.

15 April 2012

We walked on in for lunch, and came away with knowing how much of a nice bakery this is for future goods!  Being the day before Easter showed a constant stream of people picking up their Easter cakes and pies.  I picked up an apple cranberry pie with crumble top that seemed to weigh 10 lbs!  It was delicious!Our lunch was just some lunchmeat sandwiches which were just plain and quiche.  Small place with teens running the counter.  Overall, nothing fancy but all you need is the pie! More...


Elaine C.

31 March 2012

I stopped by and tried their gigantic cinnamon bun and a couple slices of their cakes and breads. The cinnamon bun was really gigantic (almost the size of a regular bagel). It was a little stale. The crust was a little dry. Frosting a little too sweet. The cakes were quite good though! The basic golden cake slice was moist and dense. The frosting, again, is a little to sweet.They also sell quick breads, all of which are sweet, such as banana walnut bread and pumpkin apple bread. I tried the cranberry almond bread. It was nutty, moist, and yummy!Would be interesting if they start making non-sweet items! More...



29 February 2012

The cake was just what we wanted. It was beautiful. It tasted GREAT!! Delicious! Very reasonable prices, easy to work with. Nice cake tasting experiednce.


Candace O.

2 February 2012

I absolutely LOVE this place.  The HoHo cupcakes are amazing.



11 January 2012

I just moved to Cary a few months ago and these cakes are TO DIE FOR! I needed a small cake for my 4-year old's party last month, and picked the razzberry one. All the kids loved it and it was a huge hit. Earlier in the year I had the margarita cake for a work party and it tasted like a dream. Great go-to for parties! More...



22 November 2011

We had a fantastic experience with Blue Moon. I had one of their cakes at an office party and remembered how great it was. I wasn't sure that they did wedding cakes, but called anyway. They were so helpful in selecting a cake especially because I was dealing with a picky groom! We settled on a great cake with a great combination of flavors. It was also really beautiful. Great value! More...



10 November 2011

Coming from NJ to NC for our wedding was a huge feat. We went down in April for our consultation and taste testing. The cake was phenomenal! Our wedding was on October 22, 2011 and our cake was everything we hoped it would be. The staff at the bakery put us at ease about everything going smoothly on our wedding day. Our guests could not rave enough about how delicious this cake was! Yellow cake with lemon mousse filling and almond buttercream for one layer, chocolate cake (my fav!) with chocolate mousse filling and almond buttercream for the second layer and a yellow cake with almond buttercream for the top. Thank you Nancy and all the staff at Blue Moon for making our wedding cake the best cake we have ever had! More...


Marianne M.

28 October 2011

Great sticky buns! Get there early or they will be gone. Had a really disappointing raspberry brownie there though.



13 October 2011

My cake was both beautiful and delicious. The service was prompt. They worked with me to make sure I got exactly what I wanted even though I was buying a small cake. And the fact that they bake each couple a free 6 inch replica cake on their 1 year anniversary makes them even better! More...


Heather B.

12 October 2011

These Cakes Will Make You Say "mmm, mmm good" Every BiteI'm fortunate to have friends that love cake as much as I do. At my friend's birthday party, she ordered a Red Velvet cake from Once in a Blue Moon. I'm not a connoisseur of Red Velvet cake but it looked absolutely delicious and it tasted amazing! The cream cheese frosting was the best I have ever tasted....sweet and lusciously creamy. The red velvet cake was light and incredibly moist. It would taste fantastic 'naked' and unadorned with the super yummy icing. I was so blown away from this cake that I had to have more.  I ordered a specialty cake for my anniversary celebration. Get ready to drool...here's the link to the list and description of their specialty cakes. bluemoonbakery.com/speci… Wow! They all sound fabulous and after much deliberation, I ordered the Milky Way, chocolate cake swirled with a cream cheese and chocolate chip mixture iced with chocolate buttercream and chocolate ganache. What an appropriate name because this cake will send you to the stars. This is THE Best cake I have ever had. First of all, the cake was super moist. The cream cheese ribbons enhanced the moistness and gave a nice tanginess. The icing was very smooth and creamy with a rich dark chocolate flavor. The top of the cake was piled high with swirls of very decadent white and dark chocolate. In addition to tasting heavenly, the cake looked beyond appetizing...it makes you start salivating as soon as you see it. Recently, we attended another friend's job promotion party and they had the Milky Way cake. It was just as awesome as the one we had for our anniversary; therefore, I know that Once in a Blue Moon has high quality standards and can always create an amazing cake.When I called Once in a Blue Moon to order my cake, the employee was very friendly and helpful. She helped me determine the appropriate size cake to order for our party. We ordered the smaller size and we had about a third of the cake left over. Wait, don't worry! It didn't go to waste. Heck no! I sliced it, wrapped it in wax paper, placed it in a sealed plastic container, and stored it in the freezer. About once a week, I would remove a slice from the freezer, allow it to thaw, then my husband and I enjoyed our anniversary all over again!The next time you need a cake for any occasion, I highly recommend cakes from Once in a Blue Moon Bakery. More...


Lora E.

6 September 2011

I've ordered several cakes online for Once in a Blue Moon Bakery and have never been disappointed. The cake is delicious and always nicely decorated. The one that I ordered last weekend was a carrot cake and it was moist and delicious. I really appreciate the ability to be able to place my order online. More...


Laurie F.

9 August 2011

I went at Once In A Blue Moon Bakery with my husband for a cake tasting, it was awesome.
I also ordered a birthday cake for my seven year old son.



1 July 2011

Great cake! It is hard for me to give a review for value because I am not a cake person, but if you are and you want a fabulous cake this is the place for you.



28 April 2011

Really enjoyed our cakes. Our venue package included our cake, so we did a dessert bar with some of our favorite cakes. We have to include the orange dreamsicle cake from Blue Moon. It was a huge hit!


Amanda H.

19 April 2011

I first learned about this bakery about 7-8 years ago, and I haven't gotten a cake from another bakery since! Quite simply, the best bakery in the Triangle. Their cakes are beautiful and taste amazing. I can't imagine going anywhere else. Love Blue Moon!! You will too. More...


George Y.

8 April 2011

Best Bakery around!  Discovered this hidden gem years ago when I bought my wife's birthday cake from here.  Ever since all our birthday cakes come from Blue Moon!  Great service and friendly staff and yummy food make this a no brainer for being a 5 star review.  Highly recommend the cranberry cookies and the chocolate cake with whipped cream icing and chocolate mouse filling!! More...



10 January 2011

The cakes from Blue Moon Bakery taste great. We went for a consultation in August, and they spent a lot of time with us, letting us try out all of the flavors. They made a wonderful, and bigger than we expected, groom's cake that coordinated very nicely with our wedding cake. It arrived on time, and it was delicious! More...



9 January 2011

Once in A Blue Moon Bakery made our lovely wedding cake. It was everything we hoped for! We loved this bakery and loved our Raspberry Rocket cake!



31 December 2010

Our wedding cake was both exceptionally delicious and beautiful! Once in a Blue Moon was very helpful all throughout our wedding planning, including changing the design of our cake a few times with no problem. We would highly recommend Once in a Blue Moon to any couples wanting a wedding cake that looks as good as it tastes! More...


Michelle L.

1 October 2010

I moved to Cary in 1999.  I quickly found BMBC and ordered a cake.  I truly enjoy their cakes, but after a while they start to taste the same.  I'm not sure if I've "overeaten" at this place or what.They have an orange dreamsicle cake that is mouthwatering.  I've ordered a few cakes that were on the dry side.  This bakery does not use fondant and their buttercream, in my opinion, is just a bit too buttery tasting and rich.  In fact, the cake eater that I am, I can eat only one piece of their cake and scrape off the icing (I never do that normally).One good thing about this bakery is that they have made up cakes in their display for people to purchase, so if you need a cake in a pinch, they have several made up.  They also sell some by the slice, so if you are unsure about what flavor you want, this is a good way to try it out without blowing a chunk of money on a cake that you might not end up enjoying.As for price, well, they are up there.  But, it is still a good deal for a beautiful cake. More...



4 May 2010

If you want a simple vegan cake-- go here!

For our wedding, we ordered 5 smaller cakes. Three were their specialty cakes, 1 was a simple vanilla cake, and the other was a chocolate vegan cake with vegan vanilla icing. Everyone said the vegan cake was the best!

They were also able to use our own cake plate pedistals for the wedding. Unfortunately, they were not able to build directly onto the plate, like we thought. But they covered the cardboard with white wax paper, and no one would have noticed.

They also delivered for a small delivery fee-- less stress for us!


Christie E.

7 April 2010

I can't believe there are only 3 reviews about this place!  This is the best bakery in the triangle hands down.  I've been to several and they stink.  When you pay bakery prices you want quality and this place delivers.  All their cakes are very fresh.  However I have gotten a few cakes by the slice that were not fresh so don't be cheap like me.  Buy a full cake when you want cake from there.  They have a really good oatmeal and raisin cookie.  I only want a cake from here.  Their location is horrible.  It is in downtown cary and parkin is a nightmare.  I wish they would move so bad. More...



26 October 2009

YES!! it's even posted on their walls, they've been voted Best Bakery over 5 times!! I called Blue Moon this past week for a cake for my Dad unsure what I'd be getting into because they were reffered to me. I called because their website seemed out of date, however who has time to fix their website when they have SO much buisness! When I called I got to choose from so many flavors, the options were endless. I wasn't sure what to expect but believe me when I got to the bakery I was pleasently surprised! the college and high school students that work there are just the nicest people! (GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE!) but the best part was my cake! My cake was GORGEOUS & well worth the cost! The strawberry mousse was heavenly and the butter cream (made with REAL butter!!!) was outstanding!! All my guests and even my picky Dad LOVED it!! I should have gotten a bigger cake! OH, I even had an AWESOME lunch in their cafe! Which was great because they had 2 vegetarian options. So, I highly recommend Blue Moon Bakery! Not only are their cakes absolutely delicious, but I spotted some huge yummy looking cookies and brownies!!! More...



11 October 2009

Our cake was not only amazing but we also got so many compliments on how it was the best cake anyone has ever tasted! Blue Moon sits down with you and allows you to taste all sorts of combinations of icings, fillings, and cakes (which is the best part in my opinion!!). They are extremely easy to work with and flexible if you change your mind with filling cominations, etc. More...



20 July 2009

My coworker only orders cake from Blue Moon for her kids' birthdays, so I decided to try. I absolutely love the display. Cakes look sooo beautiful. To sample as much as possible, I bought slices of cakes and a few other individual treats. All are very good, especially Lemonstar. I read all the 1-star reviews. Those folks must have had some unfortunate experiences or their reviews made the Bakery improve. My cakes definitely used butter for the butter cream. I just hope my luck with Blue Moon will keep on!!!! More...


Darla G.

7 June 2009

This bakery has the best petite fours ever! They are like truffles! The cakes are wonderful as well, so decadent! I always shop here for birthdays and baby showers--never disappointed!


Jessica S.

17 May 2009

It doesn't matter what I have gotten from this bakery it is all delicious. I have gotten cakes for baby showers and birthdays and have never regreted it. My favorite one so far is the Milky Way cake. The prices are very reasonable. The only downfall is the shopping center that it is located in. It can be very difficult getting in and out of here on the weekends. More...


Sarah P.

3 February 2009

This is a great place to buy cakes for those special occasions. I have bought several for a few occasions and would love to work my way through their whole menu. They are that good.



11 November 2008

At 8:45am yesterday morning, my new neighbor came over to invite my children to her daughter's first birthday party that evening. They are Indian Americans, and moved here only this summer for jobs at NCSU. Many of their new friends are professors, and none have small children. We were delighted to be included in such a special event! She asked me where to find a bakery that would sell her a cake on such short notice. As an avid home baker, we rarely get things from an actual bakery, and I had no idea what to tell her. Then I remembered having read reviews about Blue Moon when I was searching for a donut shop that makes apple fritters. So I told her, based on reading reviews, to try Blue Moon. At 5:30 pm we were at the party... and when they brought out the cake... there were many ooo's and ah's from the guests. Blue Moon had a raspberry themed cake ready, and personalized it with the birthday girl's name. Because of the raspberries in the creamy icing, the cake had a natural light pink color... very beautiful! Such a tall cake required very slim slices, and the 10"" cake was more than enough for the group. Often a pretty cake isn't much good to eat... not so with this one! The cakes were of a fine crumb, moist and soft. The raspberry fluffy filling was full of raspberry flavor, and the plain icing on the sides of the cake was tasty as well. Now, while I will still build our childrens' birthday cakes at home, I am very much looking forward to my own visit to Blue Moon to check out their other offerings! Oh and versus a grocery store cake... suffice to say that twice the price gets you 4 times the cake... both in quantity and quality! More...



15 October 2008

Once in a Blue Moon Bakery provided us with a wedding cake and groom's cheesecakes for our reception. We've purchased their cakes before so knew the quality of their product. When we initially met with them, we pretty much knew what we wanted and took a magazine photograph of our ideal...a tiered cake covered in chocolate truffles. The taste test they provided was beneficial in determining the cake and filling flavors. We were to make the truffles for the cake, so did a trial run of truffles for them to determine the best size and way to adhere them. There was a fair amount of coordination involved and we had some difficulty in follow-up on their part, but we were persistent and worked thru it. The final cake was close to the photograph and very decadent and delicious. We topped it with a brushed silver last initial monogram accented with Swarovski crystals...which caught the candle light and gave it a perfect sparkle.

The cheesecakes were very good, served with a bowl of cherries on the side. Considering they were for the wedding, I would have liked them dressed up a little - they were very plain looking, so our caterer piped some cream around the edges. The center cake had a fun topper on it reflecting the groom's love of the Pittsburgh Steelers. My suggestion would be, if you're considering cheesecakes, think about presentation and ask the baker to give them a little flair.


Cristina K.

28 September 2008

My love affair with this place began back in 2001. I bought a birthday cake called the Brandy Alexander for a loved one. It rocked our worlds. Never before had we endeavored to gorge ourselves on such perfection. What a cake! Thus a tradition began. Every birthday or special occasion is even better with a cake or dessert from this spot. A few favorites: the Margarita Cake, Far Out Frangelico, Carrot Cake, Creamsicle, the list goes on and on. We ordered a fresh fruit tart, which was insanely good. But then I found my absolute favorite cookie on Earth- the Star Ranger Cookie. This is a much sought after cookie. I began to call the shop to see if they had them, because they sell out so quickly. Talk about a buttery cookie! This one smells of butter and has the perfect crispness to softness ratio. Just when you think it can't get any better, it does. It is loaded with Corn Flakes and pecans. The Corn Flakes add a fun crunch that makes me immensely happy. On a recent visit, I was saddened to learn that they were out. A woman in front of me in line said, "I'm gonna start calling over here. Those cookies are my favorite and I'm devastated when they're out." I couldn't agree more. To make this even sweeter, you can order cakes on line. You can write your special messages and list detailed instructions. I've used this service at least a dozen times. You let them know when you need it and run in to pick it up. Don't feel like ordering ahead? Their freezer is chocked full of fresh cakes just waiting to go home with someone. They'll even throw some writing on there if you need a fantastic cake in a pinch. Pricey stuff, it is worth it. A large one will feed an army. Small ones range from, like $20 on upwards of $35 for the large guys. Worth every penny. Dear God I want a Star Ranger Cookie right now! More...



22 September 2008

BEAUTIFUL cake that was delicious--also, as a treat, so you don't have to eat a nasty frozen cake in a year, they give you a small cake (whatever kind you want!) for your one-year anniversary. Not bad for prices. Charge a LOT for delivery but maybe everyone does...overall a beautiful cake :) More...



11 August 2008

Just used Once in a Blue Moon Bakery for the first time, for my sister's baby shower. Awesome customer service and awesome cake! Our guests not only praised it's appearance, but couldn't get enough of it! We got a 10"" round chocolate cake with four layers, with hazelnut cream filling, and this was the first time we've actually been left with no leftovers after a party! Way to go, Blue Moon! The 40 min. drive to Cary from our home east of Raleigh was well worth it! More...


Wendy Q.

24 June 2008

I buy all of my cakes from this place. They taste awesome. They are always so moist and taste home-made. You will not be disappointed with this place. The staff is wonderful and very helpful. They also sell cupcakes, pastries and other various items, as well as coffee. They have a small seating area, if you want to enjoy your treat their.The cakes are reasonably priced and they have so many choices and varieties anyone can find something they love, I sure have. They are located in downtown Cary and there is plenty of parking. More...



21 May 2008

Would recommend Blue Moon to anyone who wants a wonderful wedding cake. My husband and I were very open minded and just wanted them to pretty much do whatever they wanted just so it had our colors in it and it turned out beautiful. I've never had so many wonderful comments about where we got our cake because it was so good. All our guests just loved it. More...



22 April 2008

Best tasting cakes around. Great value for your budget!



29 March 2008

Awesome place to go. They made a cake like the photo I had from a magazine. Baker was a great guy to work with. I would highly recommend this wedding cake bakery to everyone. The cake was delicious and everyone loved it. The best part is we did not have to save our top piece because the bakery gives you a free top cake on your 1 year anniversary! The pricing is fair and good for those on a budget. More...



5 March 2008

Very nice and helpful; even set up fresh flowers on the cake at the reception. Also, you get a free mini wedding cake on your 1-year anniversary, rather than eating gross frozen leftover cake.



8 November 2007

I planned a very low budget wedding, but I wanted my cake to be fabulous. Once in a Blue Moon Bakery made my cakes for me, and they allowed me to change the coloring and frosting on their specialty cakes to fit my wedding colors. Our guests raved about how delicious the cake was! More...



7 November 2007

Our office uses Blue Moon for our monthly birthday celebration. I am the ""cake lady"" at work and order a different kind each month. The After Dinner Mint cake is really good! You'll have to check out their website to read all of the descriptions. I really like icing, so overall, I think the cakes are great! The icing haters in our office insist that the cake part is too dry. I've never paid much attention since it blends well with the various kinds of icing they have. This is also the least expensive of many of the upscale and specialty bakeries in the area. Your dollar goes a long way as do your taste buds! More...



19 July 2007

Gorgeous cake! It tasted wonderful too. We got the hazelnut mouse and almond buttercream frosting. Yummy! I'm just bummed that I got more ON my face than in my mouth. :-) They even give you a cake on your first anniversary so you don't have to freeze any. More...



1 May 2007

I was very impressed with Blue Moon's ability to recreate our daughter's desired birthday cake in the shape of a treasure chest for her pirate theme birthday. Some years later, when our younger daughter also wanted a pirate theme for her birthday, we went back to Blue Moon and they gave us an equally impressive creation. On the way home to North Raleigh, the cake began to fall apart in the car. When we called Bue Moon, they sent someone to our home to fix the damage. Amazing Customer Service!! More...



2 April 2007

The cake was amazing!!!!!!!!!! It was beautiful and tasted wonderful. I highly recommend this bakery. Go with the Strawberry Mouse filling!!!!!



28 August 2006

A friend of mine bought me a Milky Way Cake from Blue Moon Bakery, and I nearly passed out from pure euphoria. Or maybe it was the sugar rush. Either way, it was scrumdillyumptious. They have an impressively long list of specialty cakes that will have visions of sugarplums dancing in your head. I think I'll make it a tradition to buy everyone I know a Blue Moon Birthday cake from now on - as long as I get a slice! More...



2 December 2005

We ordered our wedding cake from Once in a Blue Moon and we were very happy with it. The staff was friendly at the consultation where we tried every conbination of cakes possible and decided to get 3 different kinds of cake- one for each layer. The cake was beautiful and delicious. It tasted even better than in the sampling (and it was nice and moist) They even matched the colors on the cake to the color accents on my dress. They also make you a fresh cake for your one year anniversary... so we are looking forward to it next month! More...



14 October 2005

Everything that we have tried from Blue Moon is great - bakery and food, but the bakery is unbelievable. The staff is wonderful. I always special order cakes for holidays, birthdays, etc and they always accomodate my request and even duplicate artwork on cakes. I have been told I must bring a cake with me when I fly to Florida to visit my mother. More...



24 August 2005

If you are used to the kind they make up in New England and/or New York, you will be very disappointed. Theirs is more like a banana nut bread. It bears no resemblance to Italian Rum cake and they make no apologies for the disappointment caused by the confusion. That's the way they make it and that's that. More...