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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)?


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?

Top Tier of the 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?

Dessert Buffet
Groom's Cake

What services do you provide?

Custom Design
Tastings - Private

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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Reviews of The Baking Institute

4.6 out of 5 rating
4.6 out of 5 rating
315 Reviews
93% recommend it
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Santina Sent on 12/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating


We got a complimentary cake with this vendor through our venue, and boy were we happy with it! We got a lemon Bavarian cream cake for our wedding day and the guests couldn鈥檛 stop talking about how good it was, even how beautiful it came out with the fondue red roses and designs.
Anna Sent on 08/20/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding cake

The cake was perfect. Ordered Tiramisu flavor which is me and my husband鈥檚 favorite. Highly recommend this vendor!
Monica Z. Sent on 01/29/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Delicious and gorgeous cake!

The cake we had for our wedding was fabulous and so so gorgeous! Absolutely delicious!
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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

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