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!
Amy Beck Cake Design is a wedding bakery based in the River West area of Chicago, Illinois. Amy Beck established the company in 2006. Since then, she and her team have focused on making exquisite wedding cakes. Her creations have been featured in several bridal publications and TV shows. The studio... (Wedding Cakes)
Toni Patisserie & Cafe is a wedding bakery located in Chicago, Illinois. Toni Marie Cox, the owner and pastry chef, founded the European-style patisserie in 1994. Toni formerly served as the executive pastry chef at Chicago's Mayfair Regent Hotel and Ciel Bleu, where she perfected her craft, and... (Wedding Cakes)
Our bakery is passionate about providing high quality desserts at an affordable price. We offer everything from small and simple cakes to the most elaborate designs...so whatever you are looking for we can provide it! We would love to be a part of your most important day! We offer cupcakes, cake... (Wedding Cakes)
Brooklyn Girl Bakery is a cake design studio in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. Peri Anderson is a Brooklyn native with a passion for baking and decorating. She can design and create custom wedding cakes of any size. Her cakes are made from scratch using the freshest ingredients. Services Offered Peri... (Wedding Cakes)
Sugar Mama’s Sweets and Treats is a gourmet cake and cupcake provider based out of Providence, Rhode Island. Whether you're planning a graduation celebration, birthday party, or wedding, Sugar Mama’s mouthwatering gourmet desserts can be made to fit nearly any occasion. The Sugar Mama’s team will... (Wedding Cakes)
Serving Bar Harbor, Maine and its surrounding communities, boutique bakery Affectionate Confections specializes in wedding cakes, chocolates, and breads. Established in 2009 by owner and founder Jacqueline Spofford, Affectionate Confections is dedicated to crafting delicious confectionary... (Wedding Cakes)
Little Muse Catering and Cakes is a professional bakery and catering company located in San Antonio, Texas. They promise to provide endless possibilities for your wedding, and to bring your unique vision to life. In addition to creating delicious wedding cakes, they also specialize in grooms cakes,... (Wedding Cakes)
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)
Beloved Bakes is a wedding cake service located in Austin, Texas. The bakery is owned and operated by pastry chef Jessica Boette, who strives to make all your most delicious and romantic dreams come true in the form of fresh, frosted goodness.Services OfferedBeloved Bakes prioritizes using... (Wedding Cakes)
J's Bakery and Cafe is a Pensacola, Florida, based gourmet bakery that specializes in custom cakes and and dessert buffets for weddings and special occasions. This iconic business is the oldest bakery in Pensacola, and has been serving delicious sweet treats since 1946. The recently remodeled J's... (Wedding Cakes)
Sweet Kakes by Kita is an Austin, Texas-based wedding cake baking and decorating business. Specializing in personalized creations, founder Kita, aims to provide clients with desserts that match their individual styles and preferences. With upwards of nine years of experience cake decorating, Kita... (Wedding Cakes)
Emmia's Pizzelles is a bakery located in Rochester, New York. Gina Perna, the baker behind the company, finds inspiration from childhood traditions and time spent with family. She works under the belief that food is a celebration and an outlet for spending time with loved ones. Coming from an... (Wedding Cakes)
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)
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)
Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery is a small business that delights itself on making cupcakes daily and homemade ice cream. We have spent many hours making cupcakes and designer cakes for birthday parties, bridal showers, gender reveals, and weddings. It's your special day and we are the "icing on... (Wedding Cakes)
Black Tie Cakes is a wedding dessert company located in Batavia, Ohio. Baker Amy Mc Kenzie’s Italian background ensures that she prioritizes flavor when it comes to the cakes and desserts created by her professional team. Couples can choose from a range of delectable desserts, including cannoli... (Wedding Cakes)
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)
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!