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The Baking Institute

Wheeling, IL View map Visit website

About

The Baking Institute is a premier wedding cake bakery in Wheeling, Illinois, specializing in one-of-a-kind desserts. Specializing in fresh, old-fashioned desserts made from scratch, the bakery strives to provide high-quality and delicious goods with impeccable presentation. All desserts are handmade and contain nothing but pure, natural ingredients. Every cake is made with fresh ingredients to ensure a delicious tasting sponge without added preservatives or artificial properties. Newlyweds are sure to love their bespoke wedding cake creation on their big day.

Services Offered

The Baking Institute offers handmade cakes, cookies, and other desserts for your wedding reception. The process begins with a consultation and tasting to decide on your design and cake flavors. Then, the pastry chef will create a unique design that reflects your style, while respecting your budgetary needs. The Baking Institute does not use added fats, artificial flavors, preservatives, or flavoring to make their cakes. All cakes are made with real butter and milk to provide trans-fat-free texture and moisture. Fruit-flavored cakes are made with real fruits and fruit juice medleys for authentic flavor. Plus, all designs are custom-made so you know your cake and desserts are truly one of a kind.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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

$4

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

$6

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

Top Tier of the Cake

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

$4

What services do your prices include?

Consultation
Custom Cake Design
Delivery
Set Up
Tastings - Private

What types of desserts do you provide?

Cake Pops
Cakes
Cheese
Cookies
Croquembouche
Cupcakes
Dessert Buffet
Fruit
Groom's Cake
Pastries

What services do you provide?

Consultations
Custom Design
Delivery
Setup
Tastings - Private

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Vegan

What special ingredients do you use?

Fresh Fruit
Local

Are you licensed by the state health department?

Yes

307 Reviews

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Recommended by 93% of couples
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  • Mrs. J. Steward
    Jelian Getting married on 06/17/2022
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    We got married June 17, 2012 and ordered a cake from The Baking Institute. At the cake tasting I was amazing at all of the beautiful work we were surrounded with. The cake was delicious and when it came time to pick the cake that we wanted I knew that the one we wanted wasn't in our budget. The cake was not only in our budget but, Igor even accommodated my husband's favorite flavor and make him feel equally important during this process. When we walked in our reception and saw our wedding cake it was so much more than what we expected and it is still being talked about by our guests 3 months later. Not just the look but the taste and the homemade flavors. For great quality, professionalism, and a great work of art I would choose The Baking Institute. Thank you to Igor and your amazing staff for our beautiful, delicious cake.

    Terrell and Jelian
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    K B Married on 05/21/2021
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    It's exactly what we asked for!

    The venue we chose for our wedding had the cake included, through The Baking Institute. We visited their office and went through what exactly we were looking for, which we had seen somewhere else and wanted to try to get the same look and feel. We were absolutely blown away by what they were able to come up with, and we are so happy with the way our wedding cake turned out. We got nothing but compliments on it, and couldn't be happier. Great job and thank you!
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    Brianna L. Married on 04/16/2021
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    Dream Wedding Cake

    A wedding cake is a must, even if you aren't cake people. We would classify ourselves as not cake people, but the Baking Institute may have us reconsider! The cake was not only beautiful on the outside, but moist and delicious on the inside. We are really looking forward to our 1 year anniversary to dip into the cake topper! They worked with us during the hectic time of COVID, as we had to reschedule our special day several times.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2009 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Ashley & Stephan
    60 photos · 06/25/2021
  • Kelsey & Steve
    64 photos · 10/12/2019
  • Aleksandra & Alexander
    100 photos · 08/31/2019
  • Ciara & Joe
    56 photos · 01/05/2019
  • Nilofur & Vincent
    56 photos · 11/03/2018
  • Tamara & Victor
    103 photos · 12/01/2017

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
MLP Events MLP Events Wedding Planners

These wedding cakes are true show stoppers! Each cake uniquely crafted to bring out the theme and personal elements of each wedding. During each consultation they walk you through your expectations, and you work together to make the design fit your needs. Not to mention you of course get to sample their amazing different cake options. What I love most is seeing the exact design and cake flavors all come together to form one show stopping piece for my clients big day!

Klein Creek Golf Club Klein Creek Golf Club Country Club Weddings

We use the Baking Institute here at Klein Creek for all of our wedding cakes as well as our sweets tables. They always deliver the cakes on time and in beautiful shape! They are so easy to work with, I just send them over the final count a few days before the wedding and I know it will show up that morning without me having to call and make sure. Thanks Baking Institute!

Perfect Day Wedding Planners Perfect Day Wedding Planners Wedding Planners

I used Baking Institute for one of my budget conscious brides and they met us, driving farther, and the cake was absolutely beautiful! We look forward to working with this vendor more in the future! Prfect Day Wedding Panners http://www.perfectdayweddingplanners.com

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Wheeling Wheeling, IL, 60004
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