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Best Wedding Cake Bakers in Honolulu

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Honolulu 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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Honolulu, HI 96826

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4.5 (346)
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4.6 (30)

Why choose this provider?

A Cake Life is a bakery that creates unique wedding cakes, cupcakes, birthday cakes, and cakes for any special occasion. The bakery opened in 2009 and has won awards from the WeddingWire and was honored by The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame, and was featured on Brides.com and in Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine. The team at A Cake Life can create elaborate fondant and sugar decor for cakes ranging from flowers to animals and abstract designs as well as frosting cakes simply with a smooth finish with gold leaf accents. One satisfied customer said "Cake was Beautiful, Delicious and we never had to worry about anything. It was exactly what we asked for. The cake tasted like HEAVEN!"

Waimanalo, HI 96795

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Hawaii Weddings is a comprehensive destination wedding planning company that creates custom wedding cakes for couples. The cakes serve up to twelve people and always feature fresh flower decorations as a topper. Flowers are chosen to coordinate with the wedding's floral arrangements and add beauty and flavor to an island wedding. The cakes are made from scratch by a local grandmother and her two granddaughters. The most popular flavor for these cakes is passion fruit, known as Liliko'i by Hawaiian locals.

Honolulu, HI 96813

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3.5 (319)
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4.2 (225)
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3.9 (32)

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Hokulani Bakeshop bakes custom decorated wedding cakes, cupcakes, and cookies in Honolulu. A detailed consultation with the client including design sketches or photographs allows the customer to have creative control over the look and flavors of their custom cake.The bakery opened in 2005 and was the winner of Food Network's popular show Cupcake Wars in 2012. Hokulani believes in honest ingredients and uses only pure butter and cane sugar instead of margarine or corn syrup ingredients. Cake flavors include passion fruit and guava strawberry combination and frostings to compliment like pure buttercream and cream cheese frosting. Wedding consultations should be made three to six months before the wedding date.

Honolulu, HI 96813

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4.5 (103)
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4.2 (10)

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We Heart Cake is a family-run bakery in Honolulu that creates unique and beautiful cakes and cupcakes for weddings, birthdays, and other special occasions. Customers consult with the bakers and can choose the size, shape, type, flavors, colors, and decorations to create a cake that is uniquely designed for their special occasion. The bakers and decorators at We Heart Cake create a range of cakes from simple frosted cakes and cupcakes to cake pops and cakes with ornate and detailed decoration from fondant and other decorative edibles.

Honolulu, HI 96826

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3.5 (389)
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4.8 (15)

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Cake Works designs and bakes custom wedding cakes in Honolulu. The business is woman-owned and operated and makes wedding, birthday, and special occasion cakes. The bakery is run by a pastry chef with experience at the award-winning Honolulu Coffee Company and earned several high distinctions and honors for her work in London and went on to create desserts at a four-star hotel in Lyon, France. The bakery awarded the Couple's Choice Award by WeddingWire in 2015 and has an A+ rating with the BBB.

Kapolei, HI 96707

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3.5 (353)

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Cupcake and Things is a bakery in Kapolei that has over 15 years of experience in creating wedding cakes, special occasion cakes, and a variety of other sweets and desserts including cupcakes, muffins, sweet rolls, and croissants. The business takes pride in being an old fashioned bakery that creates both traditional and modern cakes and pastries. Customers can order custom wedding cakes frosted in the traditional buttercream style decorating with delicate sugar drops and embellishment or smoothly rolled fondant for a clean, modern look.

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.