Welcome to
A Little Imagination Cakes

All of our handcrafted cakes are made to order in West Hartford, Connecticut and skillfully decorated with fondant and gumpaste. (That's right, just like the creations on all those popular Food Network shows!)

Click here for a full list of our current flavors and fillings.

In terms of how your cake will look, that’s really up to you! If you have something specific in mind, provide as much direction as you’d like, (even napkin drawings), to help us create the cake of your dreams. On the other hand, if you have the starting point rather than a specific vision, that’s fine too, simply pass along a few details about the occasion or recipient and we’ll be happy to create a custom design.

Have fun working up an appetite as you peruse the site and remember... all it takes is a little imagination!

Hope Butler

Behind the Whisk

A Little Imagination Cakes began in early 2009 with Hope Butler and, you guessed it...a little imagination. Originally a part-time caker for friends and family, Hope soon found herself dedicating more and more of her time to confectionary creations.

As orders filled the calendar and flour covered more of her wardrobe, Hope decided to trade in the 9-5 office grind for her apron full-time. Deftly manipulating fondant to her will ever since, Hope has become one of the premier cake sculptors in Connecticut.

Some Things You Should Know

Below are the most frequently asked questions about our bakery, our cakes, and our order process. We hope you find this information helpful as you consider your event.

How far in advance should I place my order?

Can I visit your bakery?

How much are your cakes?

How do I order a cake?

What is your payment policy?

Do you deliver?

Are you hiring?

I have dietary restrictions. Can you help?

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Wedding Party Kids + Fun Cupcakes

Flavors and Fillings

Cake Flavors

Cherry Amaretto
Chocolate Mint
Chocolate Orange
Chocolate Raspberry
Coconut Lime
Cookies and Cream
Devils Food Cake
French Vanilla
Lemon Poppy seed
Orange and Ginger
Orange Marmalade

Raspberry Swirl
Red Velvet
Strawberries and Cream
Spice Cake
Thai Iced Tea
Vanilla Orange
White Chocolate Raspberry


Dark Chocolate
Milk Chocolate
Peanut Butter
White Chocolate

Buttercream Flavors

Chocolate Mint
Dark Chocolate
Milk Chocolate
Vanilla Bean

Fruit Fillings

Lemon Curd
Lime Curd
Orange Marmalade




  • I was not willing to compromise on look or taste, and Hope provided us with an extremely beautiful vintage style cake in our colors, that tasted WONDERFUL. We gave her some creative freedom, and she made our cake a work of art.
  • Hope is absolutely wonderful! We did a non-traditional cupcake tower for our wedding and people are still raving about it! She listened to everything we were looking for and delivered 100%. Not only was the presentation unbelievable but the cupcakes were DELICIOUS!
  • I am a firefighter and we wanted a helmet for a cake, I took pictures of the helmet and she replicated it. I was stunned when I saw the detail and how close the helmet looked like mine.
  • Hope was the only baker/artist to "get it" (and over the phone for the initial consultation, too!) Our guests are still raving about it, as well as people who see the pictures of it! Perfect in every way and the centerpiece to a very fun and unique wedding!

Contact Us

A Little Imagination Cakes

Located in West Hartford, CT

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Please Note: By filling out this form you are simply requesting information. Cake orders will not be officially placed until you have been contacted by A Little Imagination Cakes and a deposit has been received.

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