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  • Belove Creamery

    Belove Creamery is a wedding cake company based in Miami, Florida. This business hopes to help couples create...Read more confectionary magic for their wedding day. They expertly blend delicious flavors with artistic execution in each project that they undertake. You can look forward to a marvelous dessert...

  • Bon Chocolat

    Bon Chocolat is a boutique chocolate shop that handcrafts custom wedding cakes and sweet treats for weddings and other...Read more special occasions. Master Chocolatier Teresa Whitaker leads this business to create small batches of chocolate truffles, cookies, and other confections. These artisan chocolates...

  • Elizabeth Graf Cakes

    Based in Round Rock, Texas, Elizabeth Graf Cakes whips up delicious creations for weddings and other exciting events....Read more This skilled foodie has had a lifelong passion for baking, sharing her incredible skills through professional baking since 2013. Elizabeth believes that a cake should not only look...

  • So.Cal Confections

    Based in Santa Barbara, California, So.Cal Confections provides couples with bespoke wedding cakes and treats. Known for...Read more their creative designs and cascading floral decorations, their creations will leave a lasting impression on your guests. They are happy to travel throughout Santa Barbara and...

  • Sweets & So by Jo

    Sweets & So by Jo is a wedding cake bakery based out of Pendleton, Indiana. They provide custom-designed special...Read more occasion cakes for weddings and events. From elegant floral cakes to themed treats, Sweet & So by Jo can cater to a wide variety of styles and tastes. Services Offered To find out more...

  • Amy's Creative Cakes

    With the demand for a higher quality cake and my passion in the art of cake decorating, Amy’s Creative Cakes opened in...Read more June 2006. We offer made from scratch specialties which included wedding cakes, special occasion cakes, cupcakes, custom cookies, and homemade candy. We now serve many repeat...

  • Bean Counter Bakery

    Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Bean Counter Bakery is a business that specializes in making custom wedding cakes....Read more Using locally-sourced ingredients and hand-made decorations, the team strives to create beautiful cakes that look and taste incredible. Services Offered Alice Lombardi is the owner...

  • Bovella's Pastry Shoppe

    Based in Westfield, New Jersey, Bovella's Pastry Shoppe is a family-owned bakery that makes delightful wedding cakes for...Read more couples in the Tri-State Area and beyond. As a staple of Westfield’s culinary scene, the bakery is committed to upholding their time-honored traditions of expert cake making and...

  • Velvet Sky Bakery

    Velvet Sky Bakery is a bakery that specializes in mouthwatering wedding cakes in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. Established...Read more in 2011, owner and head designer Jordan Harvey prides herself on using cutting-edge sculpting techniques and the highest quality ingredients. Having won a variety of awards in the...

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  • Cake Cathedral

    Cake Cathedral is an exceptional wedding cake bakery located in San Luis Obispo, California that specializes in creating...Read more dazzling and unique cake designs. They use your event's color palette and fabric designs as well as your inspiration photos and floral decor ideas to construct a cake that...

  • GT Treats, LLC

    GT Treats, LLC is a wedding bakery company operating out of Louisville, Kentucky. Owner Gloria Thompson is a talented...Read more professional who crafts delicious treats using high-quality ingredients. She strives to provide every client with exceptional customer service and an unforgettable culinary...

  • Sugar and Bake

    Sugar and Bake is a wedding cake bakery serving the Dallas/Ft. Worth Texas metro area and the surrounding areas. The...Read more professional sugar artist has been trained around the world and can bring your vision to life by creating the wedding cake you have always dreamed of, with the quality and service you...

  • Gourmet Mini Donuts

    Gourmet Mini Donuts is a woman owned small business that caters all kinds of events, big or small! Gourmet Mini Donuts...Read more was started after my daughter got married in 2017 - it was so hard to find a fun dessert alternative that checked all of our boxes; something cute, customizable, and affordable....

  • Almost Heaven

    Almost Heaven Ice Cream is a dessert company based in Canton, Ohio. As a purveyor of sweet treats, this business...Read more provides tasty frozen desserts that can be enjoyed at wedding celebrations. Their team is pleased to assist couples during their joyous events, providing them with delicious alternatives...

  • Village Patisserie

    Based in Toledo, Ohio, Village Patisserie provides customized wedding cakes and sweet treats for special occasions. This...Read more talented team is passionate about bringing couples’ visions to life through their confections. From classic naked cakes to decadent, elaborate creations, they will work with you...

  • Eats by Chef Mel

    Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Eats by Chef Mel is a bakery that offers delicious wedding cakes and desserts. Owner...Read more Melissa started out as a professional chef before turning her skills to baking. She grew up around food, including a candy store owned by her grandfather. She credits her passion for...

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  • The Creamery

    Homer Glen, Illinois is home to The Creamery, a family-owned and operated business that specializes in the creation of...Read more customized wedding desserts. A cornerstone of South Chicago for four decades, this team has the expertise and experience to match and exceed even the highest of expectations. These...

  • Le Petit Gâteau

    Le Petit Gâteau is a charming bakery creating delicious and beautiful cakes, pastries, and desserts. The name, meaning...Read more “the small cake” in French, is indicative of our recipes being European-inspired with an American twist. Everything we create is meticulously crafted with artistic finishes that are...

  • Grafika Cake Studio

    Grafika Cake Studio LLC is an Eagle River, Alaska bakery specializing in Wedding and Special Event cakes using fresh...Read more natural ingredients to craft all our baked goods from scratch. We make party planning easy! Grafika Cake Studio is a woman-owned bakery that supports catering for all kinds of...

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  • Whim Cotton Candy

    Based in Pensacola, Florida, Whim Cotton Candy is a confectionery service specializing in wedding desserts and sweet...Read more treats. This locally-owned company offers freshly spun cotton candy in a variety of handmade flavors. After establishing the business in 2020, owner Michaela Rodriguez has served many...

  • Cakes By Butta

    Located in Andalusia, Alabama, Cakes by Butta makes marvelous creations for weddings and other exciting celebrations....Read more Owner Brittany has over a decade of experience working in high-volume bakeries and has now slowed things down to focus her attention on wedding service. This sweet creator designs,...

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  • C&C Confection

    C&C Confection is a wedding cake company based in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. Owner and lead baker Christina earned a...Read more Certificate of Pastry Arts in 2015 before embarking on a professional career in the wedding cake industry. Passionate about pleasing palates with her delectable sweet treats, this...

  • Sweetie Pies

    Sweetie Pies of Napa, California specializes in crafting delicious desserts, including customized wedding cakes. Toni,...Read more the owner, has over 20 years of experience, which is essential for a professional and delectable experience. Enjoy the special touch of a wedding cake reflecting your love story and...

  • Crème Cupcake + Dessert

    Crème Cupcake + Dessert is a bakery located in Des Moines, Iowa and specializes in gourmet cupcakes, wedding cakes, and...Read more other tasty treats. Founded in 2010 as a small cupcake shop, this bakery has since expanded and now provides custom cakes, available in-store or through their catering service....

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.

  • $ 105 or less Lower range
  • $ 500 Average cost
  • $ 300 - $ 700 Most couples spend between
  • $ 1,000 or more Upper range

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!

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