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!
Bjorn Cakes is a creative wedding cake bakery for couples marrying in the greater Chicago, Illinois area. This bakery, run by head baker and owner Kort Linden, uses organic ingredients such as butter, eggs, yogurt, fruits, and more when crafting a wedding cake. Each cake is made specially for a... (Wedding Cakes)
Christy's Kitchen Ltd is a full-service, family-owned bakery in Peru, Illinois that serves Starved Rock and the surrounding areas. In addition to freshly baked desserts, breakfast pastries, custom cakes, wedding cakes and catering, this family-friendly bakery provides a custom-tailored experience... (Wedding Cakes Peru)
Dawn's Couture Cakes is a small, in-home bakery located in Ottumwa, Iowa. Specializing in wedding cakes and other dessert needs, Chef Dawn creates custom-desserts from scratch. She bakes cakes that mirror the couple’s style, personalities, and unique tastes, made using the freshest... (Wedding Cakes Ottumwa)
Dream Bakery is a wedding cake bakery located in Austin, Texas, also serving the surrounding areas, including Georgetown, Pflugerfille, and Round Rock. This locally owned family business has been providing couples with memorable wedding cakes since 2005. In addition to wedding and groom’s cakes, the... (Wedding Cakes Austin)
The philosophy that drives 12 Oaks Desserts, is that a great dessert makes life a bit sweeter. Based in Los Angeles, we bring time-honored baking traditions to modern treats. The result? Cakes you’ll crave, cookies you’ll covet and confections that make your busy life just a little more delicious.... (Wedding Cakes Studio City)
The Topsfield Bakeshop official Home of The Whoo(pie) Wagon is a wedding bakery located in Topsfield, Massachusetts. It is operated by husband-and-wife-team, Chris and Mary Banderek, who have been working together for more than 25 years and have owned their own bakery for more than 15 years. With an... (Wedding Cakes)
Picture Perfect Cakes is a family-owned and operated business with more than twenty years of hands-on experience located in Lesage, WV. Every cake is customized to order. Scratch recipes are used for the cake and frostings. Jean shops for quality ingredients with minimal preservatives for example:... (Wedding Cakes Lesage)
Located in Hamburg, New Jersey, Two Teaspoons Bakery and Cake Studio is a professional cakery specializing in custom cakes, cookies, macarons, and cupcakes. The made-to-order shop utilizes the best ingredients possible while keeping their sweets fresh and seasonal.Services OfferedEnd your joyous... (Wedding Cakes Hamburg)
Holodeck 3D Studios is a creative, customized cake topper company located in Kirkland, Washington. This company provides couples with personalized 3D-printed sandstone figurines to use as wedding cake toppers, reception table decor, and precious wedding keepsakes to treasure for a lifetime. This... (Wedding Cakes)
Sweet Dreams Wedding Cakes and Flowers is a wedding cake and floral company located in Oakhurst, California. Having 20 years of experience as a wedding cake business and nine years of experience in floral arrangements, they are dedicated and passionate about bringing your vision to life. You will be... (Wedding Cakes Oakhurst)
Maxine's Catering/Bittersweet Bakers is an Accord-based wedding cake bakery. They also make cupcakes, desserts, pastries and cookies that are created just for your special celebration. From imported chocolates to fresh seasonal fruits, they use high-quality ingredients. Maxine’s cakes will not only... (Wedding Cakes Accord)
Creative Confections is a specialty bakery located in Montclair, New Jersey. The company has been part of the wedding industry since 2015 and specializes in cakes and desserts for wedding celebrations. In addition, the bakery also provides its services to couples located in New York and... (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 Le Mars)
Bittersweet Pastry Shop has been creating fresh sweets, pastries and wedding cakes in the Chicago area for over 25 years. This premier European-style pastry shop and café was founded in 1992 by award-winning pastry chef Judy Contino and offers some of the finest delectable desserts in Chicago.... (Wedding Cakes)
Of all of the time honored wedding traditions, wedding cakes are one of our favorites. Perhaps because of the endless variety of breathtaking decorations, maybe it's the symbolic gesture of a new couple sharing some treasured sweetness with all whom have gathered to celebrate them, or it's because 90% of all couples swear that they are not going to smear the dessert all over their new spouse and yet 75% of them still do! It might be one of those things, but it's probably mostly because wedding cakes just happen to be some of the finest, most dazzling and yummiest cakes ever! And we all know a celebration isn't complete without cake.
Now we know what you're thinking, when can we sample some cake? The answer is very soon. Keep in mind you should start looking for inspiration at least six months before your wedding and plan a cake tasting appointment at least three months before your wedding. 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 what types of wedding cakes exist and what the difference is between buttercream and fondant, check out our Ultimate Wedding Cake Glossary! You can also get some inspiration from our wedding cake photos. Or take this wedding cake style quiz to find out what style of wedding cake should be served on your big day. When you've done your research about what style you like but want a few more opinions, join the conversation on the wedding forums with other engaged couples or newlyweds.
When you've narrowed your options down to two or three bakeries, it's time to set up a tasting appointment. This would be the perfect time to find out if there is a fee for the tasting session and what that fee may be.
The day of the tasting arrives! Here are a few suggestions for what to ask your baker when meeting face-to-face. How would you describe your cake design? This may seem odd for a baker, but if they tend to do formal weddings they may suggest using fondant over buttercream or the opposite for more casual weddings. Make sure they're able to create the cake that you want. Do you offer vegan, gluten-free, or dairy-free flavors? This is important for people who have food restrictions or allergies. Do you offer other types of desserts? You may want to consider having other dessert options if purchasing a smaller cake. Do you coordinate with venues? Do you coordinate with florists? These questions are important for decorations as well as making sure your cake is in the proper place when it's time to dig in.
If you and your fiancé(e) aren't fans of cake, that's fine too. Having a cake is not set in stone. Find what best fits your personality and desires. You can also take a quiz to find what other wedding desserts you should serve at your wedding.