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Wedding Cakes

The wedding cake is often the focal point of a reception. Whether you’re eyeing a classic cake decorated with fresh flowers or a more modern design, a professional wedding cake baker can create a confection to suit your style. When booking a wedding cake baker, be sure to schedule a tasting so can you can pick your cake’s flavors, as well as the design!

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Sweet Dreams Wedding Cakes and Flowers
Sweet Dreams Wedding Cakes and Flowers
112 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Oakhurst, CA

Sweet Dreams Wedding Cakes and Flowers is a wedding cake and floral company located in Oakhurst, California. Having 20 years of experience as a wedding cake business and nine years of experience in floral arrangements, they are dedicated and passionate about bringing your vision to life. You will be... (Wedding Cakes)

172 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · New York, NY

CITY SWEETS & CONFECTIONS is a couture wedding cake company located in New York, New York. Founded in 2000 by Deborah Lauren, they believe that cake should not only be incredibly delicious, but also a one-of-a-kind work of art. Let them create a custom cake that is as unique as you are for your... (Wedding Cakes)

GT Treats, LLC
GT Treats, LLC
14 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Louisville, KY

Every cake, pastry and dessert is made from scratch with quality ingredients, such as real butter, cake flour, fresh fruit, and Madagascar or Mexican Vanilla, depending on my recipe. Cake flavors include the traditional White, Chocolate and Strawberry but I also love experimenting with unique flavor... (Wedding Cakes)

CiCi’s Cakery
CiCi’s Cakery
Wedding Cakes · Brooklyn, NY

CiCi’s Cakery is a wedding cake company based in Brooklyn, New York. Owner Theresa Cheung started her very own bakery in 2015 and since then she has created delicious wedding cakes and desserts for special occasions. As a self-trained baking expert, she prides herself on crafting artistic and... (Wedding Cakes)

Nothing Bundt Cakes Eagan
Nothing Bundt Cakes Eagan
1 review
· Wedding Cakes · Saint Paul, MN

Our handcrafted Bundt Cakes are a sweet way to celebrate your 'I Do's.' Our cakes are baked fresh using real eggs, butter and cream cheese. Our cakes are all topped with our signature butter and cream cheese frosting. From our two tiered cake to our bite-sized Bundtinis, we have the perfect cake... (Wedding Cakes)

The Perfect Piece Sweets Co.
The Perfect Piece Sweets Co.
Wedding Cakes · Minneapolis, MN

The Perfect Piece Sweets Co. is a bakery company specializing in weddings and other milestone events in and around Minneapolis, Minnesota. Melanie Lewis is a professional baker with years of experience to her name. She has worked as a dessert and pastry chef at some of the Twin Cities' most renowned... (Wedding Cakes)

Bake Your Cakes
Bake Your Cakes
4 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Flagstaff, AZ

Bake Your Cakes is a custom bakery located in Flagstaff, Arizona. We create custom cakes and cupcakes to fit your perfect wedding needs. Weather its your own design or a picture you have seen, we can make it. We are able to accommodate any size wedding cake, we can also do fake tiers if you don't... (Wedding Cakes)

cakes by megan
cakes by megan
37 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Stephens City, VA

Welcome to Cakes By Megan Online! Specializing in Wedding and Special Occasion Cakes, Favors and Speciality Desserts. Using the newest design techniques and state of the art equipment, our cakes are among the freshest you will find! Cakes By Megan is consistently creating new flavors and filling... (Wedding Cakes)

My Daughter's Cakes
My Daughter's Cakes
91 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Dumont, NJ

My Daughter’s Cakes is a custom wedding cake bakery in Dumont, New Jersey. From classic wedding cakes to luxury wedding cakes, My Daughter's Cakes will create the perfect cake design for your special day and bring all of your dreams to life, beautifully presented in an incredibly delicious work of... (Wedding Cakes)

My Friend's Bakery
My Friend's Bakery
38 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Madbury, NH

My Friend’s Bakery is a custom cake and dessert studio in Madbury, New Hampshire. My Friend’s is fully licensed and was opened in 2008 by Lara Vanasco, a pastry chef with a degree from Johnson & Wales University. Every couple is proudly treated like a friend, getting the personal attention and time... (Wedding Cakes)

Diane's Patisserie
Diane's Patisserie
69 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · West Berlin, NJ

Diane’s Patisserie is a special occasion bakery located in West Berlin, New Jersey. Owner and baker, Diane, has been fulfilling her passion of baking masterpieces since 1981, providing custom designed cakes to the southern New Jersey community. No order is too small or too large, Diane specializes... (Wedding Cakes)

98 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · El Paso, TX

Chantilly is a wedding bakery based in El Paso, Texas. With eight years of service in the wedding cake industry, this boutique cake shop has mastered the art of creating custom cakes that reflect each client's unique personality and style. Chantilly will provide your wedding with a trendy and... (Wedding Cakes)

beautifauxl cakes
beautifauxl cakes
2 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · East Setauket, NY

Having a stunning wedding cake no longer has to come at a high price. Beautifauxl Cakes offers exquisite display cakes for rent or purchase. Have the cake of your dreams displayed at your reception and in your pictures, keep a sheet cake in the kitchen and no one will ever know! An optional slit can... (Wedding Cakes)

Honeysuckle Biscuits & Bakery
Honeysuckle Biscuits & Bakery
Wedding Cakes · Kennesaw, GA

Located in Kennesaw, Georgia, Honeysuckle Biscuits & Bakery can provide a wide array of sweet treats for wedding occasions. From a centerpiece wedding cake to delicious biscuits and pastries, this family-owned-and-operated business can provide for all of your dessert needs. They aim to elevate your... (Wedding Cakes)

saxy chef llc
saxy chef llc
3 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Antrim, NH

Creating unique desserts and classic cakes since 2008. Saxy chef Aubrey was classically trained at the Culinary Institute of America. Upon realizing that the dessert at the restaurants she cooked at didn't match the high quality of the main meal, shec realized that to enjoy a truly satisfying... (Wedding Cakes)

Kellie's Kakes
Kellie's Kakes
Wedding Cakes · Fort Recovery, OH

We do wedding cakes and cakes for all occasion. We have been in business for over 21 yrs and do over 50 different flavors. We can do real and fake cake. Very simple or as elegant as you would like. We offer free cake tasting for all of our brides intrested in our business. We do buttercream and... (Wedding Cakes)

Berry Boutique
Berry Boutique
3 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Las Vegas, NV

Here at Berry Boutique we take pride in our custom designed chocolate covered strawberries! We specialize in custom color and themed strawberries! Our strawberry towers consists of fresh roses and custom strawberries to match your wedding. We also offer matching chocolate dipped apples, pretzeks,... (Wedding Cakes)

The Bake Works
The Bake Works
149 reviews
· Wedding Cakes

Located in Northfield, New Jersey, The Bake Works is a bakery business specializing in custom desserts for weddings and other special events. Baking a variety of delicious goods, these bakers combine high-quality ingredients and extensive culinary experience to provide excellent customer service and... (Wedding Cakes)

Palmer's Darien
Palmer's Darien
82 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Darien, CT

Palmer’s Darien is a premier catering, bakery & event planning company based out of Darien, Connecticut. We specialize in custom weddings, which means that each of our weddings is tailored to suit the couple. A wedding from Palmer's will reflect your story, your taste, your style, and your needs. We... (Wedding Cakes)

Curbside Cakery
Curbside Cakery
Wedding Cakes · Stoneville, NC

Based in Stoneville, North Carolina, Curbside Cakery offers bespoke wedding cakes and desserts. Operating by appointment only, this bakery delivers to weddings throughout North Carolina, Virginia, and certain areas of South Virginia. Owner Danielle Nickens also happily offers a range of... (Wedding Cakes)

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How much does a wedding cake cost?

Having a wedding cake at your reception is one of the biggest (and sweetest!) traditions. But what does a wedding cake cost? While wedding cake prices do vary depending on the size and style of your cake, the average cost of a wedding cake in the U.S. is around $500 with most couples spending between $300 to $700. While this may sound like a lot for a dessert, you’d be surprised as to how much work goes into creating a gorgeous wedding cake.

Lower range

$ 105 or less

Average cost

$ 500

Most couples spend between

$ 300 - $ 700

Upper range

$ 1000 or more

Costs displayed are based on spend from thousands of couples who recently reported pricing for this service within their WeddingWire review. Pricing varies based on factors including, but not limited to, vendor’s experience, level of expertise, event guest count, date, and geographic region.

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Which factors impact wedding cake prices?

Not surprisingly, the bigger and more elaborate a wedding cake is, the higher the cost of a wedding cake will be. A wedding cake featuring lots of design elements, including sugar flowers, fondant details, many tiers, and unique shapes, will cost more than a simpler cake with classic buttercream icing, a few fresh flowers, and fewer tiers. While your flavor choice likely won’t have an impact on your wedding cake’s price, requesting certain custom flavors may raise your wedding cake cost a bit.

What is the starting price of a wedding cake?

The starting price of a wedding cake can vary depending on the type of frosting you prefer. Cakes covered in fondant, a sugary paste-like icing, tend to cost more than cakes covered in buttercream (frosting made from butter and sugar). Fondant is more durable than buttercream (and it won’t melt in the summertime!), but it’s generally thought of as less tasty. The starting price of a fondant wedding cake is usually about $5 per slice, while the starting price of a buttercream wedding cake is about $4 per slice. Again, these wedding cake prices will vary even more based on decorations, size, etc.

What’s included in the cost of a wedding cake?

This varies from cake baker to cake baker. Usually, the cost of your wedding cake will include the cake itself, a design consultation where your baker will create a custom design just for your wedding, caketasting, delivery and set up. Some cake bakers will also include supplies like cake stands, cake toppers, and cutting utensils, though you may have to provide these on your own. And some wedding cake prices include an extra top tier of your wedding cake or anniversary cake for you and your spouse to enjoy on your first anniversary.

What types of desserts do wedding cake bakers offer?

About 54 percent of couples choose to serve an additional wedding dessert, aside from or in addition to wedding cake, at their receptions. Cake bakers may offer a variety of these alternative wedding desserts, including cupcakes, cake pops, cookies, pies, pastries, doughnuts, and more—the starting price for cupcakes is about $3 per cupcake. There are also groom’s cakes, which are a tradition particularly in the South. We’ve seen these groom’s cakes shaped like everything from sports paraphernalia to burritos!

When should I hire a wedding cake baker?

We recommend hiring a wedding cake baker at least six months before your wedding day—these vendors do tend to book up quickly! Start by reading online reviews of wedding cake bakers near you, and selecting a few to interview (in person whenever possible). You’ll typically have a wedding cake tasting after you’ve booked your baker, where you’ll select your cake’s flavors.

What Type of Wedding Cake Is Right For You?

We all know that a celebration simply isn't complete without cake. Of all of the time-honored wedding traditions, eating wedding cake is one of our favorites. Whether this is because of the endless variety of breathtaking decorations, the symbolic gesture of a new couple sharing this treasured sweetness with their loved ones, or because 90 percent of all couples swear they are not going to smear it all over their new spouse (and yet 75 percent of them still do!), or some combination of all these things – wedding cakes are one of the finest, most dazzling, yummiest type of dessert ever!

Now, we know what you're thinking – when can we sample some wedding cake? Keep in mind you should start looking for inspiration around six months before your wedding and plan cake tasting appointments at least three months before the Big Day. It's important to take into account your wedding theme and color palette when choosing the shape, style and size of your wedding cake.

Wedding Cake Info You Need to Know

If you're not familiar with the difference between buttercream and fondant, check out our Ultimate Wedding Cake Glossary. You can also get inspiration from our Cakes & Desserts articles. When you've finished some basic research, join the conversation on our wedding forums with other engaged couples and newlyweds to get more ideas or hear first-hand what did and did not work on their wedding days.

When you've narrowed your options down to two or three professional wedding cake bakeries, it's time to set tasting appointments. When you schedule, don’t forget to ask whether there is a tasting session fee, so this doesn’t catch you off-guard during your appointment.

Questions to Ask Your Wedding Baker

When the day of the tasting(s) arrives, here are a few suggestions for what to discuss with your baker to make sure they’re able to create your dream wedding cake. First of all, ask to see photos of past creations. This should give you a good idea of their creative talents. Then, try tasting a variety of different flavors. Often, you can arrange to have each layer be a different type of cake. You can even inquire as to whether they offer vegan, gluten-free or dairy-free flavors. This is important for guests with food restrictions or allergies. You’ll also want to find out if they coordinate with wedding venues and wedding florists for cake delivery and set-up – this will save you some trouble if they can connect directly with each other.

If you and your fiancé(e) aren't fans of wedding cake, that's fine, too. You can always opt to go with a smaller cake and/or offer alternative dessert options. Don’t forget to ask your baker about suggestions for other sugary possibilities. If you’re not sure what to do, take a quiz to find what other wedding desserts you should serve at your wedding.

Before making any final selections, be sure to determine your wedding cake budget. Depending on your preferences, you may choose to splurge on the cake itself and save money on elaborate cake decorations, or vice versa. The helpful WeddingWire budget planner can guide you in making these tough financial decisions. You’ll be able to dig in and enjoy your wedding cake on your Big Day – on-budget and guilt-free!