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Dreamcakes in 2018

Dreamcakes was a bakery located at 960 Oxmoor Road in Homewood's Edgewood Business District.

Dreamcakes was opened in 2008 in a small former house at 3160 Cahaba Heights Road in Cahaba Heights by Jan Moon, who had previously worked at Southern Progress's Southern Living and Cooking Light magazines' test kitchens. Moon moved to Edgewood a little over a year after opening the shop, known for its cupcakes and other baked goods, including gluten-free and wheat-free items.

In January 2011 the bakery introduced a roving "Cupcake Truck", which made stops in downtown Birmingham and other locations to sell cupcakes and other goods. A second truck was added soon later. Both were available to rent for event catering.

Dreamcakes also produced the strawberry cake served at Governor Robert Bentley's inaugural ball in 2011.

In January 2013 Dreamcake's Cupcake Truck was listed as one of the "Best Food Trucks in the South" by Deep South magazine.

One of Dreamcakes' Cupcake Trucks was reported missing on Friday, July 25, 2014. It was found within hours parked at a business loading dock on the 300 block of 31st Street South. Employee Shane Caldwell was found dead inside the locked truck. No foul play was suspected.

In late 2018 Moon opened a Dreamcakes Cafe at 3601 Market Street, in the Ross Bridge Village Center in Hoover's Ross Bridge subdivision.

In 2022 the bakery lost its lease in Edgewood and the owner decided to close the business.


  • Crowe, Christina (March 4, 2010) "Over the Moon: Pop a little dream into your mouth." Black & White
  • Gillett, Caperton (July 2010) "Sweet Dreams: UAB Alumna Bakes Up a Business." UAB Magazine
  • Carlton, Bob (August 20, 2010) "BoHo Burgers in Cahaba Heights offers grass-fed beef and turkey burgers, banana pudding shakes." The Birmingham News
  • Swant, Martin (January 20, 2011) "One sweet ride: Homewood cupcake shop on wheels." The Birmingham News
  • "Best Food Trucks in the South" (January 31, 2013) Deep South
  • Gray, Jeremy (July 28, 2014) "Man found dead in recovered Dreamcakes truck, foul play not suspected." The Birmingham News
  • Clark, Cara (August 10, 2022) "Dreamcakes Bakery & Dreamcakes Cafe closing." Birmingham Business Journal

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