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Fancy Cakes by Leslie is an award-winning wedding cakery based in Bethesda, Maryland. This creative cake-crafting company has been designing delicious baked goods for over 22 years and has consistently been voted “One of the Best for Wedding Cakes” by Washington Magazine. Fancy Cakes by Leslie wants to make your wedding cake dreams come true, whether it is a simple and elegant sheet cake to a seven-tiered, decadent masterpiece, this experienced cakery can accommodate your unique vision.


Company founder and lead creator, Leslie Poyourow, received professional training at the Confectionary Arts School of Ewald Notter. She has baked and designed celebration cakes and wonderful confections for notable public figures such as Pope Benedict XVI, Sasha Obama, Hilary Clinton’s mother, Eva Longoria, and many more. Fancy Cakes by Leslie has had their work featured on TV shows such as Ultimate Cake-Off, Ace of Cakes, and Cake Hunters, among others. Their work was also chosen as the winner of the Today Show’s Hometown Weddings.

Services Offered

Fancy Cakes by Leslie bakes every wedding cake from scratch using the highest-quality ingredients to compose a delicious and visually stunning creation. They offer free consultations to discuss your individual ideas and discover your wedding vision. A cake tasting session can be organized to sample the extensive range of flavors on offer. Unique flavor combinations to choose from include matcha tea cake with raspberry jam and vanilla buttercream, or lemon cake with passion fruit and chocolate swiss buttercream, to name just a few. They also provide delivery and setup of your final confectionery and can accommodate a range of dietary requirements. These include:

  • Lactose-free
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free
  • Nut-free

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for wedding cakes with buttercream frosting (per slice, without tax)?


What is the starting price for fondant wedding cakes (per slice, without tax)?


Which of the following are included in the cost of the cake?

Anniversary Cake
Top Tier of the Cake

What services do your prices include?

Custom Cake Design
Set Up
Tastings - Private

What types of desserts do you provide?

Groom's Cake

What services do you provide?

Custom Design
Tastings - Private

What cake items do you provide?

Cake Toppers

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free

What special ingredients do you use?

Fresh Fruit

Are you licensed by the state health department?

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Megan H. Married on 02/19/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful and tasty

The team at Fancy Cakes did an amazing job with our wedding cake. They do great tasting boxes to give you a good idea of what they can do. From there I worked with their designer to figure out the details, mostly over email. Our cake turned out exactly as we'd hoped - and they even placed our flowers on there. I would highly recommend working with Fancy Cakes!
Leslie M. Married on 05/29/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing for food allergies!

I myself am an avid baker, so obviously the cake was a very important detail to me. I wanted a cake that was both beautiful and delicious, and to make things more complicated, my husband has a severe dairy allergy and so we needed to find a baker who could make an amazing dairy free cake. Anyone with severe food allergies knows how stressful it can be trusting someone to make food that is safe. We were so lucky to find Fancy Cakes by Leslie - they were not only able to make an incredibly beautiful and delicious cake, but they were also incredibly attentive to the dairy allergy and made an equally delicious dairy free tier!

Besides the wedding cake itself being amazing, they truly went above and beyond on our tasting. We received 7 six-inch dairy free cakes for our at home tasting and an assortment of dairy free treats. It was truly over the top and we ate only cake for like three days straight.

Communication with Fancy Cakes by Leslie was a breeze - I was truly obsessive confirming details for the cake and they were happy to go through our order several times to placate me. Cannot recommend them enough!
Jennifer Married on 09/28/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Leslie is always a pleasure to work with!

Leslie's work is unrivaled. Her company had made cakes for us over the past decade. She is creative and her designs are stunning. Despite her national popularity she remains humble and her price point for her products is more than reasonable. We love her and will continue to use her for future events.
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