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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!

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The Baking Institute
The Baking Institute
298 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Wheeling, IL

The Baking Institute is a premier bakery and wedding cake specialist in Wheeling, Illinois. Providing fresh, old-fashioned desserts made from scratch, The Baking Institute provides the best in quality and presentation. All desserts are handmade and contain nothing but pure, natural ingredients. When... (Wedding Cakes)

Ladybird Bakery
Ladybird Bakery
17 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Brooklyn, NY

Ladybird Bakery is a wedding cake company based in Brooklyn, New York. Formerly known as Two Little Red Hens, the company has been making delicious treats since 1992. Owner and baker Mary Louise Clemens combines her warm, southern sensibility with classic recipes. Known for their decadent Brooklyn... (Wedding Cakes)

Ana Paz Cakes
Ana Paz Cakes
533 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Miami, FL

Located in Miami, Florida, Ana Paz Cakes is a bakery servicing weddings throughout the local South Florida area, including Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach County. The professional wedding cake company has been part of the industry for 35 years, specializing in beautiful, customized cakes. Services... (Wedding Cakes)

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J Cakes
J Cakes
269 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · North Branford, CT

JCakes is an award-winning custom cake bakery, located in North Branford, Connecticut. J Cakes prides itself on crafting gourmet wedding cakes and cupcakes. Owned by Hope Looney, the bakery has been tantalizing tastebuds since 2003. Staying on top of the latest trends, techniques, and products in... (Wedding Cakes)

Muscoreil's Fine Desserts
Muscoreil's Fine Desserts
214 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · North Tonawanda, NY

Muscoreils Fine Desserts is a wedding cake business based in Buffalo, New York. For the past 20 years, this premier bakery has been serving couples one-of-a-kind cakes on their special day. In fact, this family business has created over 20,000 wedding cakes throughout their years in business. With... (Wedding Cakes)

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

Congratulations on your Engagement! We would be honored to help make this a memorable day for you and your fiancé! Suzybeez Bakery has been a staple in the Cypress and Houston Communities for years. We specialize in Custom cakes and Sugar Cookies, but we offer a variety of other tests and baked... (Wedding Cakes)

Cake Cathedral
Cake Cathedral
213 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · San Luis Obispo, CA

Cake Cathedral is an exceptional wedding cake bakery located in San Luis Obispo, California that specializes in creating dazzling and unique cake designs. Their cake designers use your event's color palette and fabric designs as well as your photos and floral arrangements to construct a cake that... (Wedding Cakes)

Butterfly Bakeshop
Butterfly Bakeshop
148 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Long Island City, NY

Butterfly Bakeshop is a wedding cake company based in Long Island City, New York. Chef, owner and cake artist Orlando León has decades of culinary experience. The company was inspired when his daughter requested a butterfly cake for her sixth birthday. Since then, Orlando creates one-of-a-kind... (Wedding Cakes)

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M&T Events Custom Cakes Bakery
M&T Events Custom Cakes Bakery
193 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Woodbridge, VA

M&T Events Custom Cakes is a Woodbridge, Virginia-based cake company, specializing in custom wedding day desserts. The professional bakers make each cake with the highest quality and freshest ingredients. M&T Events Custom Cakes have been servicing couples in the Washington D.C., Virginia, and... (Wedding Cakes)

Dulce Cakes & Desserts
Dulce Cakes & Desserts
6 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · New York, NY

Dulce Cakes and Desserts creates wedding cakes and specialty cakes for all occasions. We are APPOINTMENT ONLY. Our focus is only on creating custom cakes and desserts for each client. It's your special day, and you deserve a delicious cake baked fresh with the best locally sourced ingredients. While... (Wedding Cakes)

Stregare Baking Company
Stregare Baking Company
16 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Austin, TX

Stregare Baking Company is a custom cheesecake and dessert bakery creating hand crafted items made from locally sourced ingredients – some of which is grown right on our own farm in Bastrop TX! We started off with 30 flavors of cheesecake over 8 years ago and things got crazy from there. We now... (Wedding Cakes)

Queen of Tarts
Queen of Tarts
22 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · St John, VI

Queen of Tarts is a pastry and catering business located on St. John, US Virgin Islands. Owner Elizabeth Lowe developed her culinary skills in Paris and has worked in many areas of the food industry. She uses high-quality and locally sourced ingredients when possible to create delicious concoctions... (Wedding Cakes)

Habitué Coffeehouse & Bakery, Cakes to Remember
Habitué Coffeehouse & Bakery, Cakes to Remember
4 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Le Mars, IA

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)

Km Cake Design
Km Cake Design
39 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Rincon, GA

KM Cake Design specializes in wedding and special occasion cakes, dessert bars and couture confections. We proudly serve our sweets to all of Savannah and the Lowcountry. (Wedding Cakes)

The Frosted Fox Cake Shop
The Frosted Fox Cake Shop
56 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Philadelphia, PA

Frosted Fox Cake Shop is a speciality bakery and wedding cake designer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This artisan bakery provides sweet, handmade, and carefully designed cakes that will make a statement on your wedding day. They have been featured on the Netflix original “Sugar Rush,” and are one... (Wedding Cakes)

Aloria Cakes and Gourmet Sweets, Inc.
Aloria Cakes and Gourmet Sweets, Inc.
1 review
· Wedding Cakes · Astoria, NY

Special message regarding COVID-19:If you’ve been faced with the difficult decision to postpone your nuptials, my heart is with you. I planned my wedding for 18 months and cried when it was over—I felt like I lost a good friend! Every detail, every moment, it is all special, and it is a loss to... (Wedding Cakes)

Cakes by Blythe
Cakes by Blythe
4 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Meridian, ID

Cakes by Blythe is an independently owned and operated home bakery specializing in eye-catching wedding cakes and a variety of delicious confectionery in Meridian, Idaho. Blythe Forman is the business’s owner and with over a decade of experience, she knows a thing or two about crafting tasty treats.... (Wedding Cakes)

Ashton Marie Cakes
Ashton Marie Cakes
22 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Desoto, TX

Ashton Marie Cakes is a boutique wedding cake business for couples marrying in the greater Desoto, Texas, area. This company uses fresh ingredients in all of its creations and pays attention to even the smallest detail when it comes to cake decorating. Each cake is completely edible and designed... (Wedding Cakes)

How Sweet It Is Cake Studio
How Sweet It Is Cake Studio
18 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Columbus, GA

Our little hometown bakery consists of Chari the owner, her mom (assistant #1) and Tori (assistant #2). We pride ourselves in working with each couple to design the cake of their dreams at an affordable price. We love what we do and our passion shows from our customer service to our delicious moist... (Wedding Cakes)

Vernele's Bayou Bakery
Vernele's Bayou Bakery
10 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Conroe, TX

Located in Conroe, Texas, Vernele’s Bayou Bakery is a custom bakery that focuses on the freshest and best quality ingredients. They specialize in wedding cakes, grooms cake, cupcakes, corrupt cakes, and full dessert tables. They are enthusiastic about designing something special for... (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!