About us


MARK ROSENTHAL, Celebrity Meteorologist/TV Weatherman

We are proud sponsors of:

  • The Leominster Lassie League
  • Leominster Pop Warner
  • Leominster High School Football
  • Diamond is the Sky Non-profit for Autism
  • Moon Food Truck Festival


Shancakes, located in Leominster, MA, is founded by Shannon Sylvia, with 27 years experience in designing for the graphics and marketing business. She has expanded her business, By Design, to now offer custom designed baked goods to the public. She holds several certifications in cake design and is ServSafe certified, Allergen Certified and licensed for cleanliness and sanitation.

Shancakes is in the process of its 3rd expansion to 40 Main Street, downtown Leominster (formerly Dessert Bar). We still stand by our philosophy of making FRESH MADE TO ORDER birthday and wedding cakes. We have 40 flavors to choose from and your cake is made within HOURS of its pickup or delivery, not days or weeks sitting in a freezer.


We are an official cake designer for:

  • Jet Blue, Boston
  • Leominster Doubletree Hilton
  • Chopsticks Restaurant, Leominster
  • Texas Roadhouse, Leominster
  • Great Wolf Lodge, Fitchburg
  • Townsend Ridge Country Club
  • Butternut farm Golf Club in Stow
  • Chocksett Inn, Sterling
We also deliver frequently to: Shaker Hills Country Club, Charter Oaks Country Club, Harrington Farms, The Colonial Hotel, Colonial Inn, Sterling National Country Club, Westminster Country Club, Apple Hill Country Club, Polish American Citizens Club – Gardner, Red Apple Farm and many, many more.

    We use the same premium fondant used on the tv show “Cake Boss” and our famous buttercream is to die for, each batch made in small quantities with custom flavors for each order. We offer one of the largest selections of cake flavors around, take a peek of the selections below then submit a free quote request here for pricing. If there’s a recipe you love, swing it on by and we’ll use your recipe for your cake or cupcakes at no extra charge. We absolutely can do a tasty gluten free or sugar free baked good! Cupcakes are made daily TO ORDER, all you have to do is give us a call at (978) 840-4343, email us directly, or fill out the order form here and we’ll have your order ready by the time and day you need it. Please review our store policies here.


    Winner of 8 Awards for Reader’s Choice & Best of North Central MA

    Leominster Business Recognition Award, 2015 – 2017

    Best Bakery, 2014

    Best Dessert, 2014, 2013

    Best Customer Service, 2013

    Best Website, 2013

    Best New Business, 2012