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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!
Hanami Cake Design is a wedding cake business based in Westbrook, Maine. This couture bakery is owned and operated by Martha M. Elk, who gained her passion for baking while she was in Japan. She offers couples the ability to completely customize their wedding cake. Best of all, she only uses the... (Wedding Cakes)
Gâté Pâtisserie is a wedding dessert company based out of Butte, Montana. Specializing in handcrafted French pastries, the expert team is on hand to customize desserts for your wedding reception. Partners Brittany Galvin & David McNiel delight in collaborating with to-be-weds to create classic and... (Wedding Cakes)
Montilio's of Boston, a premier bakery and cake shoppe, is a combination of family history, European traditions, and a desire to create the best. For more than 50 years, Montilio's has continually provided not only the pastries you request daily, but world-class wedding cakes as well. George... (Wedding Cakes)
McLain’s Market is a bakery based in Lawrence, Kansas, that also serves the Topeka area. For over 70 years, McLain’s has specialized in creating delicious cakes for weddings and special occasions. At McLain’s, the talented team of pastry chefs want to take care of all of your dessert needs for you... (Wedding Cakes)
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)
Sugar Shell is a wedding cake company operating out of Idaho Falls, Idaho. This bakery is a family-owned business with over five decades of experience in the industry. All cakes and sweet treats at this bakehouse can be customized to suit your personalities and specific desires. Whether it’s a... (Wedding Cakes)
Iris Street Bakery is a wedding cake business based out of McAllen, Texas. These specialists provide to-be-weds with custom-made delicacies made with passion and a sprinkle of quaint creativity. Their main aim is to bake gorgeous confections that look as good as they taste. Crafting sweet treats... (Wedding Cakes)
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)
Bakery Treatz is a professional bakery service located in Ward of Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago. Michelle Sohan, the founder of the service and leading cake designer, opened this bakery in 2003, designing one-of-a-kind treats for her clients. Bakery Treatz is focused on the deliverance of high-quality... (Wedding Cakes)
Hello! I'm so excited to meet you and help with your special day!! My name is Michelle Brooks and I have been decorating cakes for as long as I can remember. I love to see what unique designs my customers come up with that I can add my special touch to to make it uniquely you! Lots of times, my... (Wedding Cakes)
Try Pie is a community-focused bakery catering to weddings in the Waterloo, Iowa area, and beyond. As a youth ministry, this enterprise works with local young people to create a positive and productive environment for them to share their creative talents. Using local produce and presenting a variety... (Wedding Cakes)
Dunn Baked bakery is an alternative bakery based in Tampa, Florida. We offer specialty desserts that cater to dietary restrictions. Our priority is to provide an exceptional experience at your wedding that accommodates budget and exceeds your expectations in taste & vision. Our services can range... (Wedding Cakes)
Frederick's Pastries is an experienced wedding cakery based in Amherst, New Hampshire and Bedford, NH. Established in 1980, this family-owned-and-operated bakery has been creating delicious and elegant wedding cakes for over 30 years. Each cake is composed entirely from scratch using the finest... (Wedding Cakes)
Located in New Castle, Delaware, Moon Child Sweets is a bakery that specializes in making special occasion cakes. The bakery has been providing its services to couples in the local area, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland, for more than six years. The owner, Cherita Brasier, graduated... (Wedding Cakes)
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! I specialize in custom cakes, cupcakes, cookies and other scrumptious sweets. My name is Shannon Frederick and I am a second generation cake artist. I work from a private kitchen and am available by appointment only. When I'm not whipping up sugar... (Wedding Cakes)
Sweet On Maui is a wedding cake service located in Kahului, Hawaii. This team specializes in creating bespoke cakes to enhance any special event. They understand that the cake is one of the quintessential elements of a wedding and strive to bring the soon-to-be newlyweds’ dessert dreams to life.... (Wedding Cakes)
J. Cameron Cake is a wedding baking company in Tallahassee, Florida. Using only the finest ingredients, owner and self-taught cake designer Jessica Cameron specializes in crafting exquisite wedding cakes that are both stylish and sumptuous. Creative and passionate, she is ready to help you design... (Wedding Cakes)
At dough-phoria you are working with a small team! Sarah started this business 2 years ago and has loved creating custom cakes, cupcakes and cookies every minute since. Whether you're looking for a simple, elegant wedding cake, or a large dessert display with all the sweets, you've come to the right... (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)
The Cake Company of Canyon is a wedding cake service based out of Canyon, Texas. These confectionery specialists provide couples with sweet treats that are worthy of milestone occasions. Originally established in 1999 by Mandy Williams and her husband, this operation has been delivering quality... (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.
$ 105 or less
Most couples spend between
$ 300 - $ 700
$ 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.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!