"A cake, Franck, is made of flour and water." - George Banks, Father of the Bride
Au contraire, George Banks—it's really so much more. The cake and/or dessert station is often the center of your wedding, and each little adornment and ingredient sets the tone for what your guests will experience. Do you want something with classic lines? Something simple but elegant? Traditional? A colorful drip cake? A macaroon tower? A cake bite station?
That's where the professionals come in. We love what these five cake designers bring to the table—unbridled creativity, compassion for the couples they serve, and a fierce commitment to delivering unforgettable treats.
Check out how their personal process guides their work, and then follow their beautiful designs on Instagram!
WildChild Cakes | @wildchildcakes | Queensland, Australia
"It's all about communication and making a connection with your couples. Weddings can be a crazy stressful time and it's my job to remind the couple that their day is unique and special and should reflect them! Take a chance and try something bold with your wedding day, 'cause it only happens once!" - Kendra Groves, Owner
Baked In Nashville | @bakedinnashville | Nashville, TN
"At Baked in Nashville, we love dreaming with couples during our tasting consultations and our expert pastry chefs are thrilled to bring their ideas to life. The wedding cake should be memorable, not only for its design, but for its flavor as well. That is why we encourage couples to be creative with their flavor profiles along with the design concepts." - Tiffany Riches, Owner
Photography: Austin Gros, SheHeWe, Caley Newberry, Maile Lani
LiMa - Cakes by Sona | @lima.cakes | Toronto
"It takes a conversation over some delicious cake to get to know my couples better and understand the story they want to tell on their wedding day. I then conceptualize a custom and exclusive design for their special day—a cake with details as unique as the couple itself—tailored to their event. My clients choose to work with me because of my unusual and uncommon designs, so they come to me already expecting something different and unique." - Sona Karapetyan, Owner
EllenJAY Stylish Events + Sweets | @ellenjayevents | Mobile, AL
"At ellenJAY, we ease our brides and grooms into wedding cake and dessert table planning by providing a tasting experience that marries our modern design sensibility with southern hospitality. Once the couple enters our charming Mobile, Alabama cottage, we guide them towards selecting our specialities while still providing them with the unique sweet experience they are seeking." - Lauren Kapeluck and Jennifer Christ, Owners
The Sweetest Thing Cakes | @sweetest_thing_cakes | Greater Toronto
“The initial consultation is so important. I often ask the clients to set aside a few hours, so that we can sit down and really get to know each other. At that point, I will listen to all the ideas the bride and groom have, and I sketch their ideas right then and there. This way they can see their custom cake come to life. It’s always such an amazing experience when I turn the book around and they see their cake for the first time. Very often, the idea they come in with does change, as I am sketching and they are looking around at different cakes in my studio. We take bits and pieces from different inspirations and put it all together to create a custom center piece that is made just for them." - Cristina Maciel, Owner
Photography: Pear Studios, Dave Abreu, Luminous Weddings, Gio Photo Imaging