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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Bovella's Pastry Shoppe
Bovella's Pastry Shoppe
131 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Westfield, NJ

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)

Suzybeez Bakery
Suzybeez Bakery
4 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Cypress, TX

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 Bakery
The CakeRoom Bakery
18 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Washington, DC

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)

Sweet & Savory Shanty, LLC
Sweet & Savory Shanty, LLC
14 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Lima, OH

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
Kakes by Kat
9 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Waco, TX

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)

Kelly Leigh Cakes
Kelly Leigh Cakes
6 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Longmont, CO

Working out of Longmont, Colorado, Kelly Leigh Cakes specializes in the creation of buttercream and fondant wedding cakes, and many other delectable desserts. Talented pastry chef, head decorator, and owner, Kelly Kennedy is a vibrant individual who is passionate about the sweet things in life. She... (Wedding Cakes)

Southern Bay Bakery
Southern Bay Bakery
Wedding Cakes · Saint Petersburg, FL

Located in Saint Petersburg, Florida, Southern Bay Bakery is a bakery that specializes in custom cakes for weddings and special occasions. This company is owned and operated by Chef Haylee, who honed her skills in New York. After returning home and gaining further experience in the well-known St... (Wedding Cakes)

petite sweets
petite sweets
Wedding Cakes · Portsmouth, VA

Petite Sweets is a bakery based in Portsmouth, Virginia. This company specializes in gourmet desserts that are small in size but big in flavor for a wedding event that is both delicious and memorable. Their confections make a beautiful display for a wedding shower, engagement party, or reception.... (Wedding Cakes)

Cakes D' Sabores
Cakes D' Sabores
1 review
· Wedding Cakes · Deerfield Beach, FL

Located in Deerfield Beach, Florida, Cakes D' Sabores is a bakery and cafe that creates personalized cakes for weddings. A family-owned company, the team has been working in the industry for decades, providing them ample experience customizing cakes. Focusing on both the aesthetics and the taste,... (Wedding Cakes)

GT Treats, LLC
GT Treats, LLC
19 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)

Sugar and Bake
Sugar and Bake
3 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Forney, TX

Sugar and Bake is a wedding cake bakery serving Dallas,Texas and surrounding areas. The professional sugar artist has been trained around the world and can bring your vision to life by creating the wedding cake you have always dreamed of, as well as other decorated pastries and desserts to accompany... (Wedding Cakes)

Simply Baked Sweets
Simply Baked Sweets
2 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · San Antonio, TX

Simply Baked Sweets is a speciality bakery located in San Antonio, Texas, that was founded in 2012. Serving nearby cities as well. We are passionate about making beautiful and delicious cakes for couples on their wedding day. Each client may meet with the owner, Evelyn, to talk through what they’re... (Wedding Cakes)

The Goose Chase Cake Design
The Goose Chase Cake Design
9 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Moretown, VT

Based in Moretown, Vermont, The Goose Chase Cake Design is a full-service bakery. Couples seeking custom-designed wedding cakes will find plenty of options with this establishment's talented pastry chef, Sarah Auger. For those wanting something a bit different than a traditional cake, dessert tables... (Wedding Cakes)

Eston's Gourmet Creations
Eston's Gourmet Creations
94 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Toledo, OH

Eston's Gourmet Creations is based out of Toledo, Ohio, and specializes in signature cakes and specialty cupcakes for weddings, birthdays, celebrations or any desired events. Chef Esterson, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, has owned and operated Eston’s Bakery for over... (Wedding Cakes)

Village Patisserie
Village Patisserie
2 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Toledo, OH

Based in Toledo, Ohio, Village Patisserie provides customized wedding cakes and sweet treats for special occasions. This talented team is passionate about bringing couples’ visions to life through their confections. From classic naked cakes to decadent, elaborate creations, they will work with you... (Wedding Cakes)

Cakeable
Cakeable
Wedding Cakes · Evans, CO

Cakeable is a bakery based in Evans, Colorado. Owner Amber started her wedding business after custom-baking cakes for friends and family for years. A mother of two and self-taught baker, she expanded her passion project into a full-fledged bakery in order to bring delicious cakes to her community.... (Wedding Cakes)

The Creamery
The Creamery
Wedding Cakes · Homer Glen, IL

Homer Glen, Illinois is home to The Creamery, a family-owned and operated business that specializes in the creation of customized wedding desserts. A cornerstone of South Chicago for four decades, this team has the expertise and experience to match and exceed even the highest of expectations. These... (Wedding Cakes)

Designs In Sugar
Designs In Sugar
30 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Collierville, TN

Designs In Sugar is a special event cake designer specializing in fondant and sugarart, located in Collierville, Tennessee, and serving the general Memphis and adjacent areas. Owner Myra Govea de Arce is a sugar artist who provides couples with stunning works of art for their special day. Couples... (Wedding Cakes)

Sweets by Sharon
Sweets by Sharon
14 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Reynoldsburg, OH

Sweets By Sharon is a charming wedding cake bakery in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, initially established in 2015 by baking enthusiast Sharon Henize. What started as a hobby became a full-time passion project for Sharon after baking and designing her daughter’s wedding cake in 2008. Always striving for... (Wedding Cakes)

Wade Cakes and Weddings, LLC
Wade Cakes and Weddings, LLC
5 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Pensacola, FL

Wade Cakes and Weddings is a wedding bakery based in Pensacola, Florida, specializing in delicious flavors and bespoke designs. Founded by head baker Latoya, the business stems from her lifelong passion for baking and decorating cakes. While watching her mother and grandmother in the kitchen, Latoya... (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.
Bliss Cakery
Bliss Cakery
19 reviews
Shannen
Shannen M.
5.0
This bakery is fantastic! We met and dealt directly with the owner, Jodi. She delivered and set up a beautiful cake and dessert bar. ...
Jacob
Jacob W.
5.0
Sorellas is fantastic! It was hard to nail down certain flavor combos for the wedding cake because everything was delicious. The team there ...
Kathleen
Kathleen D.
5.0
My husband and I chose Carolina Cupcakery for our wedding. Dani and the staff were amazing from the start. I accidentially mistyped a ...
Valerie
Valerie G.
5.0
Thank you Francesca! Everything was exactly as I had hoped. Our cake was delicious. Anyone would be lucky to retain your services as ...
Heather
Heather S.
5.0
Our cake looked wonderful and tasted amazing!
Angela
Angela M.
5.0
The owner Emily Lopez is an incredible baker and artist! She took our vision and made it a reality. Our wedding cake was absolutely ...
John
John F.
5.0
Marion created a work of art...that was also absolutely delicious. Our birch tree cake was covered in custom made (and edible) flowers and ...
Beryl's Cakes
Beryl's Cakes
37 reviews
Brittany
Brittany T.
5.0
My wedding was 5/15 and we chose Beryl’s cakes to make our wedding cake. I showed her a picture of what I wanted, and she made it better ...
Kelcie Krabbe
Kelcie K.
5.0
Addie and her team was amazing to work with! I found her through my wedding planner, Brianne, at Stress-Free Weddings. The amount of flavors ...
Victoria
Victoria
5.0
Our cake was two tiers. Both flavors were amazing and the cake was gorgeous.
Brittany
Brittany W.
5.0
Robyn and Alan were great to work with. Tons of flavors to select from- it was hard to narrow it down! We got assorted cupcakes and brownie ...
Kristy
Kristy C.
5.0
My husband and I knew that we wanted something other than just traditional cake at our wedding, so when we found Two and a Half Hearts ...
Sedona Bakery
Sedona Bakery
16 reviews
Brenna
Brenna J.
5.0
Beverly did a BEAUTIFUL job on our wedding cake! She is an extremely busy woman, but her hard work pays off and clearly shows! The cake was ...
Mrsnita
Nita P.
5.0
The cake was great!! It was beautiful. We were almost an hour away and they delivered and put the cake together right on the spot! It was ...
Joanne
Joanne A.
4.8
With a wedding in December of 2020, everything was turned upside-down. But Short North Piece of Cake gave me service and goods that exceeded ...
Candice Bolduc
Allan B.
5.0
We are so glad we went with Heritage Cakes! We had previously hired another cake vendor for our wedding, but was notified a month prior to ...
Mark
Mark M.
5.0
The selection of our bakery was not difficult: I grew up in Racine , and O&H was part of nearly every celebration throughout my childhood. ...
Fresh Bakery
Fresh Bakery
24 reviews
Michele
Michele F.
5.0
Everyone at our wedding raved about our cake and the cupcakes. So happy we ordered enough for people to get seconds!! I highly recommend ...
Kyla
Kyla B.
5.0
I think every bride is excited to create a design for their wedding cake, but I was more concerned about the taste! The cake tastings that I ...
Carolyn
Carolyn S.
5.0
C. Marie's was the absolute best - they helped design the cake with us and made our vision come true while respecting our budget. The bridal ...

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!