By The Dozen Bakery

By The Dozen Bakery


By the Dozen rocks!!! This is the most beautiful cake and made her birthday so special!!!
Harlem HNN done by Alissa Wilson
Thanks By The Dozen for a great cake! This was more than what I could have envisioned it to be!
I'm looking for a cake decorator who can make a lime green Lamborghini cake for my son's birthday on Monday. as he's a kid, it would be better if it were made with frosting instead of fondant, because frosting is his favorite part of the cake, lol. I'm aware that it won't be able to be very detailed because of that. Is there anyone out there that can do it? I have found several YouTube videos but I am just not that talented. Thank you either way
Just got a message that i won something from By the dozen! Just that it takes me to a link that requires a Credit card. Seems odd?
I wanted to thank Bri, the baker and your staff for being so amazing!

Today is my sons first birthday. Although today has been emotional enough as we celebrated without a house full of loved ones, I still wanted to make this day as special as possible for photos and virtually to share this day with our family and friends.

By The Dozen Bakery is my go to place! However, today I regretfully settled and order a cake smash from a local bakery in my home town. I picked up the cake and it was a complete disaster to say the least!

In complete tears I called By The Dozen Bakery sometime after 10 AM and Bri so kindly listened to a desperate mama cry on the phone as she spoke with your baker to see if they could fit in my request which you were! Bri listened to my simple request and let me put my full trust in her over the phone for me to arrive to pickup an amazing cake! It was seriously what I envisioned and made my mama heart so very happy!

So thank you By The Dozen Bakery for always creating special memories for my family! From our wedding cake, past birthdays and a last minute desperate request, you always do an amazing job!

You will never know how grateful and how much I appreciate your staff who helped me today!

Thank you for making our anniversary special and recreating the top of our wedding cake. Was beautiful and tasted AMAZING.
The blueberry muffins are awesome and will be back for more and Welcome to Harvard!!!!!!
Will you be hosting Cookie Sunday's in Harvard?
Goodmorning, I was wondering of you can make a cake sugar free and dairy free? Doesn't have to be a huge cake, but my daughter hasn't had anything but homemade and she is about to be 15, so I wanted to spoil her a little.
Thank you for helping Swiss Made Bakery open again, working together is always a good thing. We will be driving 30 minutes to go to the bakery again!

We're a family owned bakery in the greater Rockford area. We make everything fresh daily and guarantee satisfaction.

Operating as usual


🐰 Stop in this weekend to pick up some Easter goodies! We have lamb cakes, breads, cookies, and more! 🐰

Photos from By The Dozen Bakery's post 04/05/2022

Lamb cakes are popular in many homes on Easter Sunday!

Call either location to order or stop in to get yours today!


Braided Easter Bread! What a fun way to celebrate!


Some bunny would love this treat! Hop on in for your Easter goodies!


If you haven’t tried our thumbprint cookies, you are missing out! These are available at both locations! Try them today!


🐰 Hop on into our stores for some Easter cut out cookies! 🐰

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We love the rainbow swirl trend! Pick your colors and we will mix them for you! Why not add a cake to match?

Photos from By The Dozen Bakery's post 03/17/2022

🍀Top o’ the mornin’ St. Patty’s treats are ready for pick up!🍀


Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Today only we have our green donuts! We also have our Sauerkraut Rye on sale! We hope to see you in your green attire today!


🌈 🍀 Thursday only we have our St. Patrick’s Day green donuts available at both locations. Pick some up and take them to work or get some for your kids to take to school! 🍀🌈


March 12th-19th we are selling our Sauerkraut Rye for $2.99 a loaf at both locations. This loaf can come sliced or unsliced the choice is yours!

Photos from By The Dozen Bakery's post 03/14/2022

Whether you are turning one or thirty, we can make a custom cake just for you! Bring our cakes to your next party!


We specialize in custom cakes! Hop on into either location to order yours for your next occasion!


March 12th-19th we are selling our Sauerkraut Rye for $2.99 a loaf at both locations. This loaf can come sliced or unsliced the choice is yours!


Calling all Irish Soda Bread lovers! Stop in to either location this week and next for some of our Irish Soda Bread!

This is a bread on the sweeter side. Made with buttermilk, sour cream and Raisins. The raisins give this bread a fantastic taste.


We are all getting ready for St. Patrick's day! Make that seasonal sandwich with some of our Sauerkrautt Rye! Available at both locations in store and for order!

This is a traditional German Rye with Sauerkraut baked into it. Topped with sesame seeds. If you like rye bread and sauerkraut this is the bread for you.


Dye it green to make it festive! Green cream puffs! Topped off with a little chocolate ganache! Come and get ‘em!

Photos from By The Dozen Bakery's post 03/04/2022

Feeling lucky on this Friday? St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes are in store! Pick some up for the weekend!

*Machesney Park Location*

Photos from By The Dozen Bakery's post 03/03/2022

🍀We are getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day! We are starting off with dipped Oreo’s and pretzels! Available at both locations! 🍀


Today is the day!!! Come and get ‘em! Happy FAT Tuesday!


Tomorrow is Paczki day! Pick up yours starting at 6:00 a.m.

Photos from By The Dozen Bakery's post 02/26/2022

Today is the last day to get your pre-orders in for Paczki Day on Tuesday, March 1st. We will also have some in store, but can’t guarantee we will have the flavor you want when you walk in the door! Pre-order today!

Machesney Park 815-636-0668

Harvard- 815-943-7282


Smile it's almost Friday! We have smiley face cookies available at both locations every day!


A week from tomorrow is FAT Tuesday! Have you placed your Paczki or King cake order? Call us tomorrow starting at 6:00 a.m. to place your pre-orders!


Here is what you all have been waiting for! Get ready for FAT Tuesday.


Mark your calendars for March 1st!

Paczki are Polish doughnuts. Usually full of jelly or some kind of sweet filling, they are known to draw lines around the block this time of year. The recipe is similar to German, Jewish, and Italian filled doughnuts, but traditional paczki contain a splash of Polish vodka called Spiritus in addition to the flour, eggs, milk, sugar, yeast, and sometimes butter that make up the dough.


Happy Valentine’s Day to all of our fabulous customers! We love you all for supporting us over the years!


How cute is the Mickey cake? We do custom cakes at both locations!

Call us for your next event that needs a cake!

*Custom cakes can not be ordered online*


We are still taking pre-orders for Valentine donuts!

Call 815-636-0668 to place your pre-order!


Valentine’s Day is less than a week away! Pick up some Valentine yummies for your most loved kiddos! They are sure to enjoy them!

Photos from By The Dozen Bakery's post 02/03/2022

How cute are these cupcakes? Available at both locations! $3.99 a piece!


We just LOVE Valentine’s Day! These individual small sized cakes make the perfect dessert! Pick them up today!

Photos from By The Dozen Bakery's post 02/02/2022

Calling all cake lovers! These Valentine’s Day cakes come in white or chocolate and are available for pre-order.


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By The Dozen Bakery




8324 N 2nd St
Machesney Park, IL

Opening Hours

Tuesday 6am - 2pm
Wednesday 6am - 2pm
Thursday 6am - 2pm
Friday 6am - 2pm
Saturday 6am - 2pm

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