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!
Bread Art produces wedding cakes and is based in Bayport, Minnesota. This family-owned operation was established by the Petersons in 2005. Chris and Heather share a passion for excellence in baking. Inspired by Chris’s experience as a pastry chef and Heather’s career in administration for the... (Wedding Cakes)
Located in Northfield, Vermont, Cakes in Vermont is a home-based wedding bakery owned and operated by passionate baker Tammy Cochrane. Specializing in one-of-a-kind cakes, Tammy curates and decorates wedding cakes and desserts with special attention to the couple’s needs and ideas. Every crumb is... (Wedding Cakes)
Based in New York City, Vincenzo Salvatore Cakes is an acclaimed bakery that specializes in making custom wedding cakes. As a lifelong baking enthusiast, owner Vincenzo lends an artistic touch to the cakes he creates. He attended the Culinary Institute of America to perfect his techniques, and he... (Wedding Cakes)
Based in Sylvania, Ohio, McKiddy Cakes is a home bakery business. Owner Jessica McKiddy has been baking for over 28 years. In the year 2016, she turned her dedicated practice into a successful business endeavor and opened McKiddy Cakes. This decision was made following a transition away from sales... (Wedding Cakes)
Artistic Confections specializes in custom wedding cakes, cupcakes, cookies and pastries – always made individually for your event. I work with every customer to create a unique and delicious cake for any celebration. Artistic Confections sweetens the deal with custom cakes and confections that make... (Wedding Cakes)
Sweets by Deliciosa Bake Shop is a wedding dessert service located in Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania, dedicated to creating custom cakes for your special day! From consultation to creation, Eliana will talk with you, get to know you, and work with you to create your one of a kind piece of edible art.... (Wedding Cakes)
Jane’s Sugar Magnolia is a wedding cake bakery located in Dallas, Pennsylvania. This team specializes in decadent gourmet cakes and pastry spreads that are customized for your special day. They know that everyone has their own unique style and favorite flavors and are excited to work with you to... (Wedding Cakes)
Leeson’s Cakes, Inc. is a bakery in Tinley Park, Illinois that specializes in crafting beautiful, memorable and one-of-a-kind wedding and special occasion cakes. Choose from over 120 cake styles and an extensive list of filling options, or work with their wedding cake specialists to custom-design a... (Wedding Cakes)
All Things Cake is a family-owned wedding bakery in Tulsa, Oklahoma, initially established in 2010. Founded by mother-of-three Janette Stenstrom, the bakery doubles as a local cake decorating supply store for fellow enthusiasts in the area. Renowned for their decor artists, the bakery strives to... (Wedding Cakes)
Creamy Creations of Callaway, Minnesota specializes in cheesecake and other dessert items for weddings and other special occasions. Fresh ingredients are at the heart of each creation and include items such as a Turtle Cheesecake, White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake and other delicious desserts.... (Wedding Cakes)
TC Nance, llc has been in business since 2012 with over 30 years of experience in baking and a degree in Fine Arts. Her passion for baking originated from watching her mother in the kitchen, making cakes and desserts, for friends and neighbors. One thing that sets her apart from other baking... (Wedding Cakes)
Pip & Bits is a custom wedding cake company based in Astoria, New York. They pride themselves on creating cakes that are unique and personalized just for you. While their cakes taste amazing, they also serve as the focal point of your special day. Allow them to use the finest ingredients to create a... (Wedding Cakes)
Based in Deadwood, South Dakota, Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates is a wedding dessert company. Since opening in 2004, this company's sweet treats have featured in gift bags at the Grammys, Oscars, and Country Music Awards. Owner Chip has had a lifelong passion for creating desserts,... (Wedding Cakes)
Baked à la carte is a bakery in Woodbridge, Virginia, that provides custom wedding cakes to couples on their big day. Co-owner and head baker, Ava, is passionate about bringing homemade, classic French pastries and desserts to life-changing events. Each of her team’s sweet treats are made-to-order,... (Wedding Cakes)
A full service bakeshop located in Santa Clarita, Ca and serving decadent traditional ingredient, vegan and gluten free desserts across LA County. Owned and opperated by a certified cake designer and pastry chef, along with a dedicated team of bakers and sugar artists, Kupcake Kitchen will help make... (Wedding Cakes)
Based in Westfield, New Jersey, Bovella's Pastry Shoppe is a family-owned bakery that makes delightful wedding cakes for couples in the Tri-State Area and beyond. As a staple of Westfield’s culinary scene, the bakery is committed to upholding their time-honored traditions of expert cake making and... (Wedding Cakes)
Based in Cypress, Texas, Suzybeez Bakery is a wedding cake bakery. For years, this business has helped communities in Houston and Cypress celebrate their greatest occasions. Their wedding cakes are customized to each couple’s specifications with fresh ingredients. Co-owner and pastry chef Caty... (Wedding Cakes)
The Cakeroom is a wedding bakery located in Washington, D.C. The wedding cake is the centerpiece of any wedding, and The CakeRoom Bakery team can help you design the perfect cake for this important role. Whether you're looking for a four-tiered stunner or a delectable groom’s cake, the experienced... (Wedding Cakes)
We are a locally-owned bakery. Each confection is made from scratch and handcrafted. They use local, high-quality ingredients and the most up-to-date design techniques. Every confection is unique and crafted to make your celebration memorable. They pride themselves on providing a unique experience... (Wedding Cakes)
Kakes By Kat is a wedding bakery in Waco, Texas, specializing in homemade and show-stopping wedding cakes and treats. Based at home, cake decorator Kathy prides herself on transforming ideas into elaborate pieces of delectable art. Every wedding cake tier, cupcake tower, and cheesecake is a... (Wedding Cakes)
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 $700. While this may sound like a lot for a dessert, you’d be surprised as to how much work goes into creating a gorgeous wedding cake.
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$ 300 - $ 700
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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.View cake costs
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.
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.
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!