There are many circumstances in which it's best to order cakes from an online cake shop. Here are two examples of situations in which you may want to do this.
You want to send a cake to someone who is in a different part of the country
If a loved one has a birthday coming up soon and you'd like to send them a cake but they're in a different part of the country, you should use an online cake shop's service. Most online cake shops can deliver their cakes to either any part of the country or to many different areas of it. As such, buying a cake for your loved one from an online shop would be the easiest way to have it delivered to him or her.
In contrast, a bakery in your own town or city might only be able to deliver to a local address. Furthermore, it could be very challenging to try to find a bakery that is local to your friend or relative and order the cake over the phone from that bakery, as you might have a hard time verbally explaining to the baker what decorations you want the cake to have, what shape you want it to be (if you want something more unusual than a standard square, circle or rectangle) and the exact colours and flavours you'd prefer. Making these selections online, on a cake shop's website, will be far more straightforward, as there will be images of the types of cake they make on the website, as well as clear instructions on how you can select things like specific colour or flavour combinations or how you can add extra decorations like more edible glitter or fondant roses.
The bakeries in your local area don't make the kind of cakes you like
If the bakeries in your area don't make the kind of cakes you prefer, you might want to try purchasing a cake from an online cake shop. Most well-established online cake shops cater to a large variety of customers and tend to have more options than a small local bakery in a town or city.
For example, if you love cake but are also health-conscious or lactose intolerant, and you would like a cake that's gluten-free or dairy-free (and still tastes delicious), your best bet is to check out an online cake store, as these online shops will often have wonderful cakes that are free from these ingredients, as most big online cake shops will receive frequent requests for these types of cakes from customers with food sensitivities. Likewise, if you're a vegan and your local bakeries don't offer any vegan cake options, then you should go online, as due to the widespread popularity of the vegan diet, most online cake shops have an excellent selection of cakes that are not made with any animal products.
For more information, contact an online cake shop near you.