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Best Wedding Cake Bakers in Birmingham

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Birmingham Wedding Cake Bakers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Birmingham, AL 35209

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4.5 (50)
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4.9 (25)

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Pastry Art Bake Shoppe has been making wedding cakes for Birmingham customers for more than 10 years. The bakery makes its cakes from scratch and works closely with its clients to bring their visions to life. The business has experience making a variety of cake designs, from traditional buttercream to fondant, and bakes flavors including French vanilla, chocolate, caramel, red velvet, pumpkin spice, coconut, peanut butter, chocolate espresso and German chocolate. Pastry Art Bake Shoppe also makes mini and regular cupcakes, mini scones, mini cheesecakes, cookies, and brownie pops. The company's baby bites are modern versions of petit fours and can be personalized with monograms or logos for special events. Customers have praised the bakery for its original and tasty creations and great customer service.

Pelham, AL 35124

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Cakes Las Comadres makes hundreds of wedding cakes, birthday cakes, and celebration cakes every week for clients in the greater Birmingham area. Founded in Pelham more than 15 years ago, the bakery bakes tres leches, vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, peach, mango, kiwi, cherry, and fruit cocktail cakes. The business makes traditional tiered wedding cakes and 3D carved cakes in unique shapes. The company also sells empanadas, nut cookies, flan, cheesecake, and gelatin. Cakes Las Comadres carries a selection of supplies including cake boards and boxes. Customers give positive feedback for the bakery's great customer service, wide selection of tasty cake flavors, talented cake decorators, and fluffy, moist cakes.

Mountain Brook, AL 35223

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4.4 (555)
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4.5 (163)
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4.0 (78)

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The owner of Olexa's has been making cakes for more than 20 years. The Mountain Brook bakery makes stucco or smooth cakes with fondant embellishments such as pearls, bows, sashes, or cutouts. The business can make wedding cakes with one to five layers and offers traditional or specialty flavors. The bakery schedules tasting appointments and finalizes the flavors and cake decor three weeks or more from the special day. Olexa's also serves homemade food such as quiches, soups, salads, paninis, and chicken salads in its European-style cafe, and caters special events, corporate events, and holiday events. Customers give positive feedback for the bakery's excellent food and beautiful cakes.

Alabaster, AL 35007

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4.0 (244)
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4.8 (4)

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Joe's Italian is a family-owned and operated business based in Alabaster that has served the area for more than 35 years. The wedding cake bakery makes custom cakes with flavors such as tiramisu, cannoli, zebra, Italian rum, coconut, red velvet, peach, strawberry, chocolate, lemon, and carrot. The business caters special events with dishes such as baked ziti, chicken marsala, spaghetti and meatballs, tomato basil soup, and tossed green salad. Customers say that Joe's Italian has delicious and authentic food, tasty cake flavors and beautiful cake decor, and friendly, welcoming staff.

Alabaster, AL 35007

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4.9 (5459)
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4.6 (498)
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4.5 (131)

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K & J's Elegant Pastries specializes in making custom cakes for weddings and other special occasions. The Alabaster-based bakery uses the freshest ingredients possible and creates unique, made-to-order designs that meld with the wedding theme. The business makes traditional tiered cakes as well as 3D carved cakes in any shape. The cake designer, Krystal Bryant, graduated from Virginia College Culinard after knowing since the age of 14 that she wanted to become a chef. Krystal has worked in the food industry for more than 10 years. K & J's Elegant Pastries bakes cake flavors such as red velvet, butter, chocolate, strawberry, lemon, caramel, coconut, and carrot, and offers filling flavors including fresh strawberry, fresh raspberry, dark chocolate ganache, lemon, and cookies & cream. Customers have praised the bakery for its friendly customer service and fresh, melt-in-your-mouth cakes.

Alabaster, AL 35007

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4.7 (19)
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5.0 (8)

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Delicious Bakery specializes in wedding cakes, groom's cakes, and sweets for pre-wedding events. The Alabaster-based bakery can make wedding cakes with only one month of advanced notice, and can coordinate with other vendors, including florists, to create a cohesive style. The bakers have experience decorating traditional, modern, rustic, chic, and trendy wedding cakes. The business bakes cake flavors including yellow, chocolate, red velvet, strawberry, carrot, blueberry, Italian cream, German chocolate, and Mexican cake. Delicious Bakery also makes birthday cakes, American and Mexican pastries, and deli food. Customers have praised the bakery for its affordable prices, delicious, moist flavors, and stunning decorations. Customers also say that the staff are friendly and helpful.

Birmingham, AL 35216

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4.9 (19)

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Klinger's Cafe is a family-owned and operated bakery that started out exclusively serving restaurants and hotels, then moved into the retail market in 1987. The Birmingham wedding cake business was named one of 120 Best of Birmingham businesses by Birmingham Magazine, and its Black Forest Cake was chosen as one of the 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die by the Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel. The bakery leads cake tasting appointments and provides wedding cake consultations before the big event. The company also makes cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and pies, which can all be customized to the wedding theme. Klinger's Cafe won WeddingWire's Best of Weddings 2012 for its exemplary customer service. Customers give positive feedback for the bakery's friendly staff and delicious food.

Birmingham, AL 35223

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4.8 (111)
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4.5 (49)

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Magic Muffins is a Birmingham bakery that designs elegant, classic bride and groom cakes. The bakery decorates cakes with frosting patterns, fondant shapes, and frosting flowers in colors that match the theme of the wedding. The company's cake flavors include caramel, white, carrot, strawberry, coconut, chocolate, lemon, Italian cream, German chocolate, and cheesecake. The bakery doesn't limit itself to cake, and makes other desserts and pastries including savory and sweet breads, cookies, dessert bars, pies, macaroons, granola, and soft pretzels. Customers say that Magic Muffins bakes delicious, fresh cakes.

FAQs

  • Introduction

    A wedding cake is a traditional dessert served at wedding receptions following ceremonies. In Ancient Rome, wedding cakes served as a symbolic centerpiece for the bride and groom, and they consisted of spiced bread buns.

    Today's wedding cakes are quite different but still symbolize a bride and groom's love for one another. Traditional cakes feature three tiers, and the most common cake flavor is vanilla (white cake) with buttercream frosting.

    In addition to traditional buttercream, custom cake toppings, icing, and fillings include fondant, mascarpone, berries, and even crushed rock candy. A wedding cake is one of the most important aspects of any wedding, as it serves as the main dessert for guests, and it's often the first thing guests see when entering the reception area.
  • What is the best wedding cake?

    There are many different types of wedding cakes with various flavors, designs, and icing options, so the best wedding cake comes down to personal taste. Some of the most popular wedding cake flavors include vanilla cake with buttercream, red velvet, vanilla cake with blackberries and sugar flowers, and pumpkin spice with cinnamon fondant.

  • How much should a wedding cake cost?

    Wedding cakes can cost anywhere between $75 and $1,500. The price of a wedding cake is determined by size, ingredients, specialty toppings, and cake decorations, so specific prices can deviate from the average based on your needs. 

  • How much wedding cake should I order?

    The size and quantity of wedding cake you should order depend on how many guests will be attending your wedding. A standard three-tier cake serves between 50 and 100 guests, and a quarter sheet cake provides 54 servings. A half sheet cake serves 108 single slices.

  • What are options for wedding cake flavors?

    There are many options for wedding cake flavors, and cakes can also be customized with nontraditional flavors. Common options include vanilla with buttercream frosting, red velvet with white buttercream frosting, chocolate and German chocolate, and marble cake. Less traditional options include lemon, carrot, and banana.

  • What is the traditional wedding cake flavor?

    The most common flavor of a traditional wedding cake is vanilla cake with buttercream frosting. However, chocolate is also considered traditional, especially for groom's cakes. German chocolate, red velvet, and champagne flavored cakes are also popular and fall into the traditional category.

  • How many layers should a wedding cake have?

    Traditional wedding cakes generally have three separate tiers, but cakes can be customized to meet the visions of the bride and groom. Each tier has its own significance. The top tier is to be saved by the bride and groom and eaten on the first wedding anniversary, and the bottom tier is to be served at the reception. The middle tier is distributed to guests after the wedding.