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!
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)
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)
Maui Wedding Cakes, located in Kihei, Hawaii, is a professional wedding cake service dedicated to creating artistic sweet treats. Led by award-winning pastry chef Casey A. Logsdon and award-winning designer Cheryl Logsdon, Maui Wedding Cakes can make any beautiful design and delicious cake... (Wedding Cakes)
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)
Here at Lucky Cat Creation we work with you to make a cake that works with your style! Whatever your style is we are happy to make the cake of your dreams! If your dream is to have a dessert bar we will help you make that dream come true. We specialize in variety of desserts and cake flavors.... (Wedding Cakes)
SOMA CAKES NYC is a wedding and custom cake studio in East villege,NY. We bake cakes from scratch,use good quality ingridients.We make cakes looks good and taste good.We talk to clients very well to get to know what they are looking for and to make perfect cakes for them.We do tasting as well,I want... (Wedding Cakes)
Bee-ing Conscious starts with our ingredients. Bee Conscious Baking Company takes pride in using only the finest organic ingredients. All of our cakes and pastries are prepared with the intensity of our passion. Using organic and locally sourced ingredients ensure the most beautiful tasting cake. We... (Wedding Cakes)
Cupcakes and Kisses is a family owned business in historic downtown Holly and Owosso. We specialize in Cupcakes made from scratch with only the finest ingredients ...real butter, cream, sugar, eggs, and natural flavorings. Cupcakes and Kisses also offers a dessert bar option for your wedding. If you... (Wedding Cakes)
Based in Kansas City, Missouri, The GoGo Candy Co. is a specialized candy pop-up truck that is a great sweet treat for wedding events. With hundreds of candy selections delivered inside a purpose-built truck, it will let your inner child run wild. A family-owned company, this business focuses on the... (Wedding Cakes)
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!