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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Edda's Cake Designs
Edda's Cake Designs
477 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Miami, FL

Edda's Cake Designs is a wedding bakery based in Miami, Florida. It provides delectable edibles to people and businesses throughout South Miami, Doral, and Pembroke Pines. Edda's Cake Designs is the preferred cake designer for top hotels, catering companies, and reception locations in South... (Wedding Cakes)

Cakes On The Move
Cakes On The Move
296 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Henderson, NV

A wedding bakery in Henderson, Nevada, Cakes On The Move is committed to creating dream wedding cakes for ready-to-wed couples. Owned and operated by Darlene Davidson, the company has been crafting mouth-watering confections for couples throughout Nevada for over 21 years. Trustworthy and... (Wedding Cakes)

Wanda's Cake Decorating
Wanda's Cake Decorating
173 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Centreville, VA

Wanda’s Cake Decorating is a wedding bakery located in Centreville, Virginia. For over 40 years, the bakery has created specialized cakes for weddings throughout the DC metropolitan area. Owner Wanda's detailed designs and artistic eye have earned her a number of accolades and awards, and though she... (Wedding Cakes)

Gambino's Bakery
Gambino's Bakery
116 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Metairie, LA

Gambino's Bakery is a wedding bakery based in Metairie, Louisiana. The bakery has been providing baked goods since 1946, when Joe Gambino founded the shop. Still using original recipes, the team upholds the Gambino's tradition, even as the company has expanded to five locations from Lafayette to... (Wedding Cakes)

Vermont Cake Studio
Vermont Cake Studio
18 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Waterbury Center, VT

Vermont Cake Studio is a wedding and celebration cake business based in Waterbury Center, Vermont. Chef Perrin, has been delighting clients near and far with her unique cake creations since 2005. Vermont Cake Studio takes the time to get to know each couple’s needs before beginning to bake their... (Wedding Cakes)

Johnson's Custom Cakes
Johnson's Custom Cakes
110 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · West Palm Beach, FL

Johnson’s Custom Cakes is a bakery located in West Palm Beach, Florida that serves the Miami and Los Angeles, California regions. Professionals at this licensed bakery create gorgeous, delicious custom cakes and desserts exactly to your liking for your special day. All creations are passionately... (Wedding Cakes)

Tully's Italian Deli & Saratori's Pastry Shop
Tully's Italian Deli & Saratori's Pastry Shop
2 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Albuquerque, NM

Tully’s Italian Deli & Saratori’s Pastry Shop specializes in homemade Italian cakes, cookies, and pastries. Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Tully’s offers a wide variety of homemade desserts for any special occasion. From classic wedding cakes to themed sweets, Tully’s is your one stop shop for... (Wedding Cakes)

The Cake Boutique
The Cake Boutique
115 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Winchester, VA

Hence our name, we’re a true boutique-style wedding cake bakery. Since we specialize in wedding cakes, we know the wedding industry inside and out, and we understand the incredibly high standards you expect when it comes to an occasion as meaningful as a wedding. We look forward to the opportunity... (Wedding Cakes)

Daisy Delights Cake Studio
Daisy Delights Cake Studio
16 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Nipomo, CA

Daisy Delights Cake Studio is a prestigious cake bakery based in Nipomo, California, that creates custom wedding cakes. Daisy Delights Cake Studio proudly stays at the forefront of wedding cake trends and enjoys accepting challenging wedding cake and dessert designs. If you’re looking for a stunning... (Wedding Cakes)

The Topiary Cake Design
The Topiary Cake Design
22 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Jacksonville, NC

The Topiary Cake Design is a wedding cake company based in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Founder, Calley Sholder, founded her business on one of her greatest loves, baking. With each new creation, she takes a distinctly artistic approach while maintaining a dedication to quality taste and delectable... (Wedding Cakes)

In Love & Food
In Love & Food
8 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Fort Myers, FL

In Love & Food is a premier wedding cake designer located in Naples, Florida. Cake Artist, Cara, creates one of a kind works of art that are as unique as the wedding itself. They work with you one on one to understand your style and reflect your tastes in every detail. In Love & Food aims to imitate... (Wedding Cakes)

Grapefruit & Thyme Cake Design
Grapefruit & Thyme Cake Design
10 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Orem, UT

Grapefruit & Thyme Cake Design is a wedding cake business based in Orem, Utah. Formerly known as Ami Cakes, the business was re-branded in early 2019 by lead baker Amilia and her husband Dave. Providing a variety of cakes, flavors, and designs, these cake bakers know how to combine show-stopping... (Wedding Cakes)

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)

Chocolate Rose Bakeshop
Chocolate Rose Bakeshop
77 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Jewett City, CT

Local to Griswold, Connecticut and servicing the Hartford and New London County area, boutique bakery Chocolate Rose Bakeshop specializes in crafting tasteful, artistic wedding cakes for couples. Established in 2000, the Chocolate Rose Bakeshop is passionate about creating cakes customized to their... (Wedding Cakes)

Simon Lee Bakery
Simon Lee Bakery
192 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Pflugerville, TX

Simon Lee Bakery is a wedding cake design and delivery service based out of Pflugerville, Texas. Simon Lee Bakery has received a plethora of awards and accolades for their cake and pastry design, and the bakery team is excited to share these talents with you and your wedding guests. Simon Lee Bakery... (Wedding Cakes)

Simply Desserts
Simply Desserts
83 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Columbia, MD

Why do Brides have thier cakes made at Simply Desserts? Because we understand that your wedding cake is the most important cake of your life. So, how do we do this? First, we get to know you and your fiancee as a couple during the complimentary consultation. During the consultation, we come up with... (Wedding Cakes)

ABC Cake Shop and Bakery
ABC Cake Shop and Bakery
89 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Albuquerque, NM

ABC Cake Shop and Bakery is a wedding cake business located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The cake shop specializes in creating personalized wedding cakes. The trained and professional coordinators will take care of designing the couple’s custom wedding cake to reflect their personalities. They use... (Wedding Cakes)

Krumbs Cakes
Krumbs Cakes
40 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · San Rafael, CA

Krumbs Cakes is a bakery located in San Rafael, California, that serves the San Francisco and Napa Valley regions. This licensed bakery offers gorgeous, delicious cakes to couples for their wedding day. Each cake functions as a centerpiece to awe couples and guests, as well as incorporate couples’... (Wedding Cakes)

Mazzetti's Bakery
Mazzetti's Bakery
13 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Pacifica, CA

Established over 35 years ago, Mazzetti's Bakery is a family owned business and an absolute Bay Area staple. Located on the peninsula in Pacifica, Mazzetti's provides the finest baked goods around! Only the freshest ingredients go into their yummy treats which means no preservatives are used in any... (Wedding Cakes)

Sabe a... Gloria
Sabe a... Gloria
70 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Guaynabo, PR

Sabe a... Gloria is a wedding cake designer based out of Guaynabo in Puerto Rico. Gloria brings more than five years of experience as a Master Baker and Cake Designer to your cake baking experience. She has a unique passion for creating beautiful and delicious creations, having been inspired to open... (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!