25 Philadelphia-Area Wedding Cake Bakers to Sweeten Up Your Big Day
All the best things in life start with frosting, right?
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When it comes to wedding prep, one of the sweetest choices you get to make is about your cake. Do you want a design-driven, artistic pastry? A near-naked tiered confection with fresh florals, a trio of treats in different sizes — or, perhaps, a small personal cake for you and your beloved? Whatever your taste, these Philadelphia-area wedding cake bakers and pastry pros will whip up a slice to fit your style, plus plenty of other desserts of your Big Day dreams.
All of them have different protocols when it comes to the pandemic, so check with each bakery for the latest updates. And if you need more experts for the rest of your festivities, check out our Local Wedding Guides for everything from historic venues to decor rentals.
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Amy’s Sweet Bake Shop
It’s not so much baking as it is making edible art. Inspired by texture, fashion, watercolors and nature, Amy Trout brings creativity and insight to every delicious treat. The shop embodies the elegance and beauty of weddings with its gold-leaf accents and blooming designs from a local florist. Each cake is made to order so you can expect high quality and freshness with every purchase. Couples should aim to schedule their order a month in advance of their Big Day in order to give the shop enough time to craft one of its signature creations. The spot is offering contact-free payment and pickups; it has also been crafting smaller two-tiered or single-tiered cakes for micro-weddings, which the baker calls “so beautiful and intimate.”
As one of Philadelphia’s oldest bakeries, Bredenbeck’s history is almost as rich as its frosting. This family-owned shop perfectly crafts cakes to each couple’s palate. In addition to that traditional wedding treat, Bredenbeck’s is able to create an assortment of party favors for your guests that will surely satisfy a sweet tooth. Even better: Bredenbeck’s offers a complimentary four-inch butter pound cake iced in traditional vanilla buttercream for your one-year anniversary. Tastings are currently available on-site for small groups by appointment only, and free tasting trays are also available for pick-up at the store. And be sure to try a scoop or two from the ice cream parlor. 8126 Germantown Avenue.
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Scroll through Jenna Jenkins’s Instagram page, and you’ll feel like you’re walking through a field of flowers — sugar flowers, that is. Her feed comes alive with blooms, which sit so pretty (and, often, glamorously) on her cakes. The 13-year veteran also specializes in unique decor elements; she’s even designed a steak-inspired confection.
Clara’s Groovy Deliciousness
Whether you want a classic white, multi-tiered confection or a more modern selection, Clara’s Groovy Deliciousness can create exactly what you want. (Owner Samirah Williams also earned bragging rights from competing on Food Network’s Spring Baking Championship. Then there’s Cynthia Erivo’s birthday cake.) Make sure you start your sweet process about six to nine months before your Big Day. (Smaller and micro-wedding options are also available.) And if you’re looking for something besides a traditional wedding cake, Clara’s also does an assortments of other treats, including churro bars. 261 South 20th Street.
For more than 30 years, this bakery has been thriving with passion and dedication — and the proof is in the pastries. The team is committed to crafting its confections with care and supporting each individual client. Classic Cake provides complimentary consultations and tastings, and works closely with couples to ensure that each treat brings their tasty wedding vision to life. The bakery currently has a pop-up location within Short Hills Deli that is open Tuesday to Saturday; orders may be placed online and via telephone. South Jersey folks can also order via Grubhub or DoorDash, while those in the Philly area can order from Cornershop. 486 East Evesham Road.
Crust Vegan Bakery
Crust is a 100 percent all-natural bakery. The team utilizes a buttercream base for its cakes, and all of the ingredients are free from chemicals and preservatives. You can expect to find gold leaf, pops of color or matte black on the signatures; vanilla is sourced from Phoenixville, and the fruit comes from a local farm. And the same care and design the women-owned business puts into its designs is apparent in its support of the community; the Manayunk shop carries products from the likes of Nilaa Coffee and The Random Tea Room and supports BIPOC- and LGBTQ-owned businesses, according to co-owner Meagan Benz. Schedule your wedding cake order at least six months in advance. 4409 Main Street.
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Support a good cause when you order your wedding cake from Kyle Cuffie-Scott’s brick-and-mortar bakery. The spot, which is named after a family member who died due to complications with HIV and AIDS, was created to raise awareness for organizations that do relief work. Cuffie-Scott hopes to work with Bebashi, a full-service HIV/AIDS organization with a special interest in serving low-income people of color with HIV disease, on donations. 444 North Third Street.
Desserts by Dana
Delaware and Philadelphia
Dana Herbert has earned nicknames like “King of Cakes” for his winning stint on TLC’s Cake Boss: Next Great Baker and for his talents with pulled and blown sugar. He has appeared on 11 different TV shows, has worked with celebs such as Oprah and the Bidens, served as in-house pastry chef at the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott and was inducted into the Delaware Business Hall of Fame in 2020. His love of blending sweet and savory is particularly unique (his favorite confections are sweet potato cheesecake or red velvet cake with bacon). He also hosts virtual cooking classes.
Diane’s La Patisserie
Cherry Hill and West Berlin
This Kosher bakery run by chef and owner Diane Nussbaum is used to designing cakes around unique diets. Whether you are gluten-, nut-, or dairy-free — or vegan — this patisserie will try to accommodate all palates. With a background in French-style baking, Nussbaum designs each of her confections with a classic and elegant feel. This care for the design and ingredients has won the biz acclaim, including several Best of Philly awards. 405 Bloomfield Drive, Unit 1 (pickup and drop-off); 1 South Forge Lane (consultation only).
Domestic Goddess Philly
When Janelle Williams and Antoine West wanted a petite personal cake — and cupcakes for guests — for their block-party wedding festival, they turned to Chivas Grannum’s Domestic Goddess Philly scratch bakery. Since 2018, the business has crafted custom buttercream cakes, pastries and confections. The buttercream is silky but not too sweet, and the cakes are often filled. Domestic Goddess Philly is open by appointment only Thursday to Sunday.
The Fancy Crumb
After honing her skills at the Art Institute of Philadelphia, founder Briana Green opened her own bakery right here in West Philly. The Fancy Crumb’s signature design element is the use of slender and tall tiers that lend to elegant-looking cakes, and all of the creations portray a sense of movement. From artistic drips to edible glitter, the one-of-a-kind designs dreamed up by Green dazzle and awe. She even competed on Netflix’s Sugar Rush! and won! Green also works with intimate gatherings and micro-events, and provides to-go tastings. 310 South 48th Street.
The Frosted Fox Cake Shop
From fondant to cake lace to metallics, this place does it all — particularly when it comes to buttercream-heavy designs. Case in point: It has focused on the Korean-style buttercream flower, which is edible, delicate, translucent, and more realistic looking than typical wedding cake blooms. Co-owner Jennifer Low (she won episode three of Netflix’s binge-worthy Sugar Rush!) is offering to-go tastings, which can be followed up with a virtual design consultation. The boxes are $20 and are chock-full of cakes, fillings and icings. 6511 Germantown Avenue.
The Master’s Baker
Sweet buttercream dreams come courtesy of The Master’s Baker. The spot is known for its delicate, specially crafted buttercream roses — and it doesn’t skimp for those with food allergies. The team accommodates vegan, dairy-free, soy-free and gluten-free requests. (The shop makes its gluten-free flour in-house with seven different flours combined into one.) Make sure you meet with the bakers two-to-eight months prior to your Big Day to reserve your cake. TMB has been doing wedding appointments via Zoom; tasting samplers and orders can be picked up curbside. Oh, by the way: Remember that five-tiered Eagles wedding cake that went viral in 2018? That was an original TMB creation. 319 West Gay Street.
Milk + Sugar
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What started out as a food truck in 2013 has since evolved into a full-fledged bakery and newly opened storefront that sells yummy treats, caters events and designs (yep) wedding cakes. Marcel and Brittany Maldonado, the mother-daughter founders of Milk + Sugar, have a penchant for the nontraditional, and that aesthetic is reflected in their gorgeous, modern designs. Wedding cakes not your thing? They can provide a variety of sweets such as cupcakes, brownies or cookies — delectable little nibbles for you and your guests. 1501 South 5th Street.
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This petite operation from Noelle Blizzard opened in 2021 — after her confections earned attention while baking her way through the pandemic. She’s all about Swiss meringue buttercream, new flavors and fresh flowers — but you won’t find fondant or artificial food dyes here. Her pastries, cakes and other treats are available for pickup Friday to Sunday (by appointment only) or delivery; orders must be placed by Thursday of each week. She also offers catered desserts (miniatures of her popular items and custom pastry decor) for events. New June offers flexibility in how much notice is needed to book — a positive for couples planning their Big Days amid the busy wedding season ahead. 2830 Poplar Street.
Night Kitchen Bakery
When it comes to design, Night Kitchen Bakery ensures that each cake will match your personal wedding aesthetic. And if you opt for a multi-tier treat, the team here (led by chef and owner Amy Beth Edelman) tends to bake a different cake and filling for each layer — practically ensuring something for everyone’s sweet tooth. In addition to scrumptious baking techniques, Night Kitchen is also known for its sustainable business practices; the spot is certified by the Green Restaurant Association. The shop is baking up to-go tasting boxes filled with its most popular cakes, fillings and icings; Edelman is also offering options for smaller weddings, like a two-tiered beauty and cupcakes. Place your cake order three-to-six months in advance. 7723-25 Germantown Avenue.
The Novel Baker
Owner Alexis DeLuca and her team at this Bucks County spot love to play around with design and create outstanding, one-of-a-kind confections. A signature design element? The use of taller tiers: They stretch between five and six-and-a-half inches and bring high drama to the overall appearance. Additionally, the bakers here love to incorporate fresh florals into the composition. These elements are perfect for rustic, chic, sophisticated styles — and beyond. The Novel Baker can accommodate most time restraints for wedding cake orders, but the earlier you get in touch, the better. The Square, 123 North Main Street.
Nutmeg Cake Design
This private design studio is definitely worth the hype. The signature cake design leans on the more modern and minimalistic side, but your custom order will always be to your liking. Delicate, edible gold-leaf accents, textured marbled industrial designs or semi-naked creations are among the indulgences the team can cook up. (Have gluten-free guests? The French macarons are made with almond flour.) The catering company typically requires five-to-eight months’ notice to create your dream dessert. Nutmeg has also been working with couples on confections for micro-events (between 10 and 50 guests). 220 Krams Avenue.
Park Ave Cake
Philadelphia and New Jersey
Helmed by creative owner Angela Park, this sweet company excels at infusing lovely botanical elements into your beautiful custom creations, as well as including skilled detail work. For other treats to try, we highly recommend the natural rose and saffron flavored lollipops, which taste as good as they look — and also bring a fun, playful element to your soiree.
Second Daughter Baking Co.
When Second Daughter Baking Co.’s Rhonda Saltzman thinks about your cake, she doesn’t see a pastry in stacked tiers. Instead, she envisions a scene crafted from cakes of varying heights, textures and colors. This deconstructed, minimal aesthetic drives the Philly-born Culinary Institute grad and her sister and business partner, Mercedes Brooks. Together, they opened an appointment-only pickup space in the Bok Building in January and began accepting wedding orders this past summer. “We appreciate a natural, simpler take,” says Saltzman. Their confections are often finished with just-plucked flowers — a perfect treat for your Big Day, we think. 1901 South 9th Street.
If you have a dream wedding cake, then Sugar Realm is here to bake that into a delicious reality. Founder Ileana Saldivia has a knack for concocting pastries that sweeten the deal with hand-rolled chocolate panels, delicate sugar flowers and petite, custom-designed creations. You can see and savor the precision and passion in each slice. Baking these masterpieces requires a bit of time, so be sure to schedule your order nine to 12 months before your Big Day.
Passion is the secret ingredient at this petite pastry shop. Lesly McDevitt, founder and head baker, adds a dash of care and love into every recipe she makes, especially when it comes to your wedding. Utilizing American-style baking and the freshest ingredients, her designs are innovative, visually appealing and, most of all, delicious. McDevitt offers a to-go cupcake tasting box (couples can customize up to four different flavor combos) and is offering micro-wedding or cookie cakes that can serve 30 guests. Since The Sugary is a smaller operation, the team is limited to the number of cakes that can be made each season. Therefore, it is best to reach out as soon as possible to schedule a tasting and to start designing your one-of-a-kind treat. 3580 Indian Queen Lane.
Termini Bros. Bakery
There’s something mesmerizing about watching the experts fill cannoli at Reading Terminal Market. But Termini is so much more than zeppole, sfogliatella and other Italian pastries. The wedding cake pros are legendary and have been in the biz since 1921 (yep, 2021 is their 100th year), perfecting their craft with family tradition and skill. While Termini has five locations, cake orders should be placed and picked up at the primary location (1523 South 8th Street). Consultations can be scheduled on the website, though you can also call or email; tastings are available for pickup in-store.
Velvet Sky Bakery
Owner and head designer Jordan Harvey and the bakers here have a design aesthetic that ranges from classic to bold to filled with florals — whatever suits your flavor fancy. The team even brushes stunning watercolor paintings on the side of your cake, providing an artistic, eye-catching experience even before the first bite. Velvet Sky tries to accommodate all dietary restrictions and tends to need three to six months’ notice to start crafting your specific design. 307 Leedom Street.
Whipped Bakeshop has acquired quite a bit of fame for its treats, including a Best of Philly win for its cupcakes. Artist Zoë Lukas designs these famous cakes, and her intricate and inspiring patterns (and statement-making but classic styles, like at this butterfly themed wedding) are sure to take your taste buds to new heights. May to June and September to October are her busy seasons, so be sure to book your wedding cake at least three to six months in advance. Additionally, Lukas has been doing virtual tastings and has been selling smaller cakes tailored to micro-events. The shop is by appointment only. 636 Belgrade Street.