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Come see the First Annual Virginia Zoo Cake-a-thon on Saturday, March 18 from 10 am to 4 pm in the Zoo’s Admin Classroom located next to the Membership Office!
Three different competitors will each create a cake that they feel represents The Virginia Zoo and its mission to help save and protect the world’s wildlife by inspiring a passion for nature and taking conservation action at home and around the world.

Guests are invited to vote on their favorite cake from 1-3 pm, then stick around to taste test the cakes at 4 pm.

The cost for this event is free with regular paid admission!


We specialize in ‘baked from scratch’ cakes, cupcakes and specialty desserts with the highest quality ingredients for that special events in your life… Our goal is to provide you with desserts that not only look great but taste delicious as well. Our cakes, cupcakes are not mass produced; we see ourselves more as gourmet bakers who work with our customers to produce a cake uniquely suited to their tastes.

At Commune we use exclusively local and seasonal ingredients. Everything from our produce, to our dairy, meats and wheat is sourced as local as possible. Some of our ingredients are grown right in our garden, and other ingredients have been preserved from previous season’s harvest. Our menu is constantly changing depending on what’s fresh and locally available.

Dream Cake started in 2007 and in the summer of 2016, the bakery was sold and purchased by two sisters with a passion for baking. They work hard with their very talented staff everyday to create works of art for their customers. Aside from having a vast variety of cupcakes available everyday, they also create just about any custom cake design people can “Dream” up!