Making Life Delicious

Coastal Carolina Weddings are beautiful. From panoramic beaches to rustic barns and everywhere in between, your day and your custom dream cake will be perfectly you.

Gourmet Cupcakes

Your daily dose of delicious. 10-14 random flavors daily.
With over 100 varieties, we keep the surprises coming.

Welcome to American Dream Cakes

Onslow County’s Longest-Operating Family-Owned Bakery

In 2021, we’re celebrating 20 years in business.  We’re proudly serving Jacksonville NC and surrounding areas as Onslow County’s longest operating family-owned bakery.

Our bakery, located at 1121 Gum Branch Road, specializes in custom cake creations for all of life’s events. We are operating with minimal staff during COVID-19, but you can still stop in to pick up ready-to-go desserts like delicious gourmet cupcakes, dessert cakes, tea-cookies, and more, all made fresh daily in-house.  We also offer Curbside pickup, just give us a call when you’re in the parking lot and we’ll bring your order to your vehicle.  Wedding cake consultations and custom cake consultations can still be scheduled Tuesday-Thursday for phone or FB messenger appointments.

Sweet Treats Trailer

Serving up fun! Our #SweetTreatsTrailer is available for weddings, corporate events, and private functions. Contact our Jacksonville store for more information about having our #SweetTreatsTrailer at your next event. Visit the Sweet Treats page to learn more.

The #SweetTreatsTrailer can also be seen at many festivals throughout the year.  Follow us on Facebook / Instagram for more on where the #SweetTreatsTrailer will be next.

Gourmet Cupcake of the Day

Chocolate Toasted Coconut Rum

Chocolate cake soaked w/ a rum wash, coconut cream filling, whipped icing w/ toasted coconut & chocolate flourish

The Sweetest Gifts

Unsure what to get? We have you covered, with gift cards the possibilities are as endless as our Gourmet cupcake flavors. 

All the Sweets to satisfy your needs!

May 2nd at Waterline Brewery in Wilmington NC!

We’ll be set up with our trailer offering delicious gourmet cupcakes, cookies, cheesecakes and cannolis!

Fresh-Baked Resources

What Wedding Cake are You Quiz

Delicious Reads

Round Animal Cakes

Round Animal Cakes

We love when a trend takes off organically, and we’ve seen a huge rise in the popularity of round animal cakes. Unicorn cakes have been seen online and at events for a while, but making appearances now are bunnies🐰, deer, giraffes, cows, lambs, pigs and more.  All...

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Recipes For Romance

Recipes For Romance

It’s almost Valentine’s Day! You may opt to spend the night in or go out for a socially distanced date night. Whichever you choose, we have some recipes and recommendations for your romantic night in or out!  If you’re ordering in, you can add chocolate covered...

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Weddings: 2021-Style

Weddings: 2021-Style

Throughout the Covid pandemic, the way we walk through the world – and down the aisle - have changed. We are socially distanced, more conscious of sanitation, and facing a whole new world in many respects. This has changed how we work, how we play, and how we get...

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