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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Chocolate Rose Bakeshop
Chocolate Rose Bakeshop
78 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)

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)

CakeFest Sugar Art
CakeFest Sugar Art
75 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Springfield, VA

CakeFest Sugar Art, a Springfield, Virginia-based cake shop, creates professional, custom-designed cakes tailored for your wedding. All cakes are baked from scratch using premium ingredients, and are unique to each couple. CakeFest will work with you to determine the type of cake and custom design... (Wedding Cakes)

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Stella! Baking Company
Stella! Baking Company
118 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Sewell, NJ

Stella! Baking Company, a husband & wife duo, along with their staff, create custom wedding cakes of all kinds! Based in Sewell, New Jersey, Stella! Baking Company creates custom cakes for weddings, groom's cakes, rehearsal dinners, as well as birthdays and other special events. This bakery... (Wedding Cakes)

Cupcakes & More...
Cupcakes & More...
4 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Lincoln, NE

Cupcakes & More… is a bakery that is based in Lincoln, Nebraska. The establishment was originally founded in 2011 by Regina Henson. She and her team have uniquely distinguished themselves by offering their cupcakes in three different size varieties; jumbo, regular, and mini. Services Offered This... (Wedding Cakes)

Kimmycakes
Kimmycakes
Wedding Cakes · Westport, CT

Kimmycakes is a wedding cake business based in Westport, Connecticut. Specializing in custom cake designs, this company strives to create delectable treats. Owner Kim Brown was educated at Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts, and she has a passion for making edible pieces of art. Services... (Wedding Cakes)

Dee's Delightful Desserts
Dee's Delightful Desserts
2 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Little Rock, AR

Dee's Delightful Desserts is a wedding cake business based out of Little Rock, Arkansas. Originally established in 2003, this boutique bakery has been pleasing palates and providing delightful sweet centerpieces for special occasions. Dee Morris is the owner of this business, and she has been... (Wedding Cakes)

Allie's GF Goodies
Allie's GF Goodies
10 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Hicksville, NY

Allie’s GF Goodies, LLC is an award-winning specialty bakery located in Hicksville, New York, that serves the Long Island and New York Metro region. This delightful bakery, voted Best of Long Island 2018, offers couples made from scratch gluten-free options for their wedding day. From gorgeous... (Wedding Cakes)

McLain’s Market
McLain’s Market
2 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Lawrence, KS

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)

A Baker’s Dream LLC
A Baker’s Dream LLC
1 review
· Wedding Cakes · Bellows Falls, VT

Located in Bellows Falls, Vermont, A Baker’s Dream provides personalized wedding cakes for couples on their big day. Owner Diane Bartlett comes from a family of bakers and has been carefully developing her skills from a young age. This passionate professional strives to carry on the tradition by... (Wedding Cakes)

Sarah & Simon Cake Design
Sarah & Simon Cake Design
4 reviews
· Wedding Cakes

Based in Brooklyn, New York City, Sarah & Simon Cake Design is a custom baked goods company serving weddings and other occasions. Their artfully created treats are unique, made to inspire awe. Each of these desserts is approached with inspired passion, resulting in a product that is not only... (Wedding Cakes)

Skazka Cakes
Skazka Cakes
Wedding Cakes · Midland Park, NJ

Skazka Cakes is a bakery located in Midland Park, New Jersey, that specializes in wedding cakes. The company was founded by Tatiana Kovalenko who boasts over two decades of experience in the baking and decorating industry. She is honored to be able to create works of art that encompass the couple’s... (Wedding Cakes)

Dream Maker Bakers
Dream Maker Bakers
Wedding Cakes · Killington, VT

Based in Killington, Vermont, Dream Maker Bakers create stylish hand-made cakes and desserts for any sized wedding. This bakery creates butter-baked cakes and goods using locally-sourced ingredients to create a premium finish. Trusted by local cafes and restaurants to supply their desserts, this... (Wedding Cakes)

Unbirthday Cakes & Pastries
Unbirthday Cakes & Pastries
Wedding Cakes · Cedar Rapids, IA

Located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Unbirthday Cakes & Pastries is a bakery that creates spectacular wedding cakes for engaged couples. This bakery was founded by lead baker Valerie Underwood, who has been passionate about culinary art since she was young. Boasting over two decades of experience in the... (Wedding Cakes)

Frederick's Pastries
Frederick's Pastries
187 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Amherst, NH

Frederick's Pastries is an experienced wedding cakery based in Amherst, New Hampshire. 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 ingredients to... (Wedding Cakes)

Classic Bakery
Classic Bakery
104 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Gaithersburg, MD

With locations in Gaithersburg, Maryland and Tysons, Virginia, servicing the greater Washington, D.C. and Baltimore metropolitan areas, family-owned business Classic Bakery specializes in wedding desserts. Original owner “Grandpa Souren” began baking at the age of 17, and after immigrating to the... (Wedding Cakes)

The Ambrosia Bakery
The Ambrosia Bakery
67 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Baton Rouge, LA

The Ambrosia Bakery is a wedding cake bakery located in Baton Rouge, Lousiana. Established in 1993 by owners Felix and Cheryl Sherman, this family-owned and -operated company has continued to grow over the years and has expanded to new, larger locations to meet demands. The Sherman family continues... (Wedding Cakes)

Kake Kreations by Kathy
Kake Kreations by Kathy
22 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Elk River, MN

Kake Kreations by Kathy is located in Elk River, Minnesota and provides customized cakes for weddings and special occasions. Couples can consult with this professional to develop delicious tasting and lovely looking cakes and cupcakes. A history of over 45 years of experience aids in creating... (Wedding Cakes)

Kim's Cottage Confections
Kim's Cottage Confections
89 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Durham, CT

A talented wedding bakery in Durham, Connecticut, Kim's Cottage Confections is committed to making special days even sweeter! Boasting over 20 years of experience in the confection industry, owner and professional baker Kimberly Terrill prides herself on crafting cakes that best reflect the unique... (Wedding Cakes)

Heitzman Traditional Bakery and Deli
Heitzman Traditional Bakery and Deli
43 reviews
· Wedding Cakes · Louisville, KY

Heitzman Traditional Bakery and Catering is a Louisville, Kentucky-based company that specializes in traditional cakes. Using local ingredients and fresh fruits, they produce delicious cakes of all shapes and sizes, following the wedding theme and concept. The company has been baking delectable... (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!