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Helen Bernhard Bakery is a wedding cake company based in Portland, Oregon. This renowned cakery was originally established in 1924 and has been synonymous with delectable desserts ever since. To-be-weds can choose from a flavorful selection of cakes, cookies, pastries, and cupcakes.

Services Offered

For generations, the Helen Bernhard Bakery team has been producing delicious and artistic wedding cakes for happy couples and their guests. Paramount to the company’s ethos is crafting homemade sweets using fresh, quality ingredients. Couples can avail of consultations to share their wedding vision and preferences. The chefs offer tastings to ensure that each detail to your liking. From classic tiered cakes to pretty cupcakes, they will strive to tailor their bakes to reflect your desires. Cakes and sweet treats are delivered to the couple’s venue of choice.


Original owner Helen Bernhard began baking cakes for family and friends. She produced her first cookbook in 1923, before opening the bakery in 1924. In 1988, the Laufer family took over from the Bernhards to continue a long legacy of premium baking. This longtime family business is now operated by Richard and Mary Laufer’s daughter Kellie, and her husband Mike. This dynamic duo continues to produce quality wedding cakes and desserts for newlyweds, and the legacy of Helen Bernhard lives on in each baked good.

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

What is the starting price for cupcakes (per cupcake, without tax)?


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

What cake items do you provide?

Cake Cutters
Cake Toppers

Are you licensed by the state health department?

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Reviews of Helen Bernhard Bakery

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4.7 out of 5 rating
81 Reviews
95% recommend it
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Shyleen Sent on 03/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Shyleen & Ryan’s wedding

The cake was so pretty an tasted amazing. My cupcakes were a big hit. I loved the work they did everything looked so elegant and gorgeous..
Megan Sent on 06/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful cake!

Helen Bernhard Bakery was easy to work with! They even made us a little pandemic friendly tasting kit to-go! I was so excited to see our cake on the day of our wedding, it was beautiful. Our florist provided beautiful flowers to add to the cake and we were able to bring our own topper and it came together perfect!
Nicci M. Sent on 08/29/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The cake was perfect

Thank you for the amazing and beautiful cake. It was absolutely perfect. Pam was extremely helpful and gave great advice on our cake. It was absolutely delicious
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Best cake I've ever tasted - hands down! LOVE Helen Bernhards!!!


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