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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Pink Pie
Pink Pie
Wedding Cakes · Miami, FL

Creative Cupcake Shoppe
Creative Cupcake Shoppe
3 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Inwood, IA

Hello! :) Welcome to the Creative Cupcake Shoppe! The Creative Cupcake Shoppe is located outside of Inwood, Iowa. We are specialized in doing various sized cupcakes including: mini, regular, jumbo, and giant. Having a variety of different sizing offers several different options with cupcakes. We... (Wedding Cakes)

Ala Treat
Ala Treat
Wedding Cakes · Altamonte Springs, FL

ReMarcAble Bakery
ReMarcAble Bakery
Wedding Cakes · Colchester, VT

ReMarcAble Bakery is a wedding cake bakery based in Colchester, Vermont. Owner Allie Gomez McLam is passionate about creating delicious gifts from scratch, by hand, and with as many local ingredients as possible. She strives to make every order unique to the customer and their preferences. Services... (Wedding Cakes)

Original Hockey Mom Brownies
Original Hockey Mom Brownies
Wedding Cakes · Andover, MN

Cravings
Cravings
Wedding Cakes · Saint Louis, MO

Strack and Van Til
Strack and Van Til
Wedding Cakes · Hammond, IN

Julie's Deli & Market
Julie's Deli & Market
11 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Texarkana, TX

Julie's Deli & Market is a wedding cake business operating out of Texarkana, Texas. Owned by Julie Furlow, this company does its utmost to provide you with great-tasting cakes that also look beautiful. Courtesy of executive chef and catering manager, Jennifer Hughes Tanner, they can create a wide... (Wedding Cakes)

Sugar Glaze Specialty Cakes
Sugar Glaze Specialty Cakes
Wedding Cakes · Jacksonville, FL

Qtie Bakes
Qtie Bakes
Wedding Cakes · Milwaukee, WI

Cupcakes and Sweets, LLC
Cupcakes and Sweets, LLC
Wedding Cakes · Colorado Springs, CO

Cupcakes and Sweets is a Colorado Native owned business based in Colorado Springs. We specialize in tiered painted buttercream and organically textured cakes. We locally source as many of our ingredients and decorative accents as we can. Giving back to the community is one of our highest values, a... (Wedding Cakes)

Croissants Bistro & Bakery
Croissants Bistro & Bakery
149 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Myrtle Beach, SC

Croissants Bistro & Bakery is a wedding cake bakery and caterer located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Through their passion for Southern hospitality and delicious food, they strive to make memories with family and friends. The bakery offers traditional, modern and beach wedding cakes and event... (Wedding Cakes)

Habitué Coffeehouse & Bakery, Cakes to Remember
Habitué Coffeehouse & Bakery, Cakes to Remember
4 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Le Mars, IA

Habitué Coffeehouse & Bakery, Cakes to Remember is a wedding dessert bakery located in Le Mars, Iowa. Creating exquisite and delicious cakes, this bakery is the home of experienced bakers and award-winning decorators. With over 50 years of experience, they exert the highest level of attention to... (Wedding Cakes)

Elegance on Display
Elegance on Display
1 review
· Wedding Cakes · Temecula, CA

Spot Dessert Bar
Spot Dessert Bar
Wedding Cakes · New York, NY

A NEW SPIN ON SWEETS This is Spot, a dessert bar like no other, home to a whole new world of delicious flavors and tastes. At Spot, Dessert Bar, traditional confections are re-imagined and spiked with a healthy dose of Asian flair. Thanks to unique ingredients like Green Tea, Kobacha, Yuzu and more,... (Wedding Cakes)

The Sugarplum Cake Shoppe
The Sugarplum Cake Shoppe
91 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Colorado Springs, CO

The Sugarplum Cake Shoppe is a wedding cake bakery located in Colordado Springs, Colorado. Their team of passionate bakers and decorators will work with you to find the perfect pastry for your taste, style, and budget. The wedding cake or dessert bar is the centerpiece of the reception, and it... (Wedding Cakes)

My Friend's Bakery
My Friend's Bakery
37 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)

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Milly's Sweet Creations
Milly's Sweet Creations
53 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Cleburne, TX

Milly’s Sweet Creations specializes in custom wedding cakes serving the Dallas - Fort Worth and surrounding areas. Milly’s Sweet Creations has been in business since 2010. With a mix of creativity and a passion for baking, Milly’s innovative and delicious designs are always baked for the occasion... (Wedding Cakes)

Veronika Matunin Cakes
Veronika Matunin Cakes
5 reviews
· Wedding Cakes

Veronika Matunin Cakes is a dessert and pastry business located in Plainville, Massachusetts. The company can create custom cake designs and other desserts for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions. Experience Veronika Matunin is the bakery’s owner and main operator. She... (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)

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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!