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Best Wedding
Cake Bakers in
Chicago
2019

Why These Wedding Cake Bakers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored wedding cake bakers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best wedding cake bakers in Chicago, IL.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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A Bakers Tale

A Bakers Tale is a bakery that opened in Wicker Park in 2014. The company schedules its wedding cake consultations online, and it offers 10 cake flavors and 13 filling, buttercream, and frosting flavors. The company was voted 2014 Best Bakery in Chicago by Chicago magazine.

Chicago, IL, 60622 (872) 588-6024

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Amy Beck Cake Design

Amy Beck Cake Design is a custom cake bakery in Chicago. Owner Amy Beck opened the company in 2006. The company offers cakes and sweets tables for weddings, grooms cakes, engagement parties, and bridal showers. The shop is open by appointment only. Tasting appointments are $25, which will be deducted from the final cake price. The company received a Bride’s Choice or Couples’ Choice award from WeddingWire from 2010-2015 and has been a Best of Weddings award winner from The Knot every year since 2010.

Chicago, IL, 60642 (312) 545-3655

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Bittersweet

Bittersweet is a European-style pastry shop and cafe that opened in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago in 1992. The company offers its signature wedding cakes as well as a selection of sweet table options. The company is open six days a week and offers wedding cake consultations.

Chicago, IL, 60657 (773) 929-1100

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Cafe Selmarie

Cafe Selmarie is a bakery cafe that opened in the Lincoln Square section of Chicago in 1983. The company offers a variety of round and square wedding cakes along with signature tortes, cheesecakes, pastries, pies, and tarts. The company is open every day but Monday.

Chicago, IL, 60625 (773) 989-5595

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Cake

Cake Sweet Food Chicago, better known as "Cake" is an established award winning scratch bakery serving couples from all over and most Chicagoland venues. They believe every cake is as unique as the vision they're made of. Being one of the first to design a tasting for couples, Cake offers an elaborate line of flavors and packages in a fun and welcoming environment. Their web store has an extensive line of gourmet sweets for shipping and gifting and the underground social media bakery Take the Cake offers ordering and easy pick-up. Consultations by appointment is required.

Chicago, IL, 60612 (312) 850-4530

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Creative Cakes

Creative Cakes is a bakery in Tinley Park that opened in 1989. The company has been featured on Platinum Weddings on WEtv and been honored with a WeddingWire Couples’ Choice award for seven consecutive years. The company prices its wedding cakes by the serving, from $4.50 per slice for cakes iced in real buttercream to $5.50 for rolled fondant.

Tinley Park, IL, 60477 (708) 614-9755

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Delicious Creations

Delicious Creations is a retail shop and made-to-order bakery in Hickory Hills. The company’s standard wedding cake pricing starts at $2.45 per person, and couples can have a different cake dough and filling in each tier at no additional charge. The company offers free wedding cake samples on Saturdays with at least three days’ notice. The company carries wedding cake bags and only charges a delivery fee if the reception takes place outside of the company’s normal delivery range.

Hickory Hills, IL, 60457 (708) 599-2105

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Dinkel’s Bakery

Dinkel’s Bakery opened in 1922 and offers German-style baked goods in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago. The company offers a range of wedding cake styles, from simple two-tiered cakes to elaborate six-tiered fondant cakes with flowers, as well as groom cakes. Couples can choose from seven cake flavors, 10 traditional and six infused filling flavors, and five cake finishes. The company needs as little as one-week notice to deliver a cake to any Chicagoland wedding.

Chicago, IL, 60657 (773) 281-7300

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Elysia Root Cakes

Elysia Root Cakes is a Chicago bakery that produces custom specialty cakes for weddings and other events. Owner Elysia Root specializes in creating sugar flower decor that showcases her clients’ wedding style. The company is a member of the Chicago Green Wedding Alliance, using local and organic ingredients in its cakes and composting, recycling, and using minimal packaging for its products.

Chicago, IL, 60612 (312) 344-1046

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Jarosch Bakery

Jarosch Bakery is a bakery that opened in 1959 in Elk Grove Village. The company provides a complimentary 6-inch top tier wedding cake sample customized to a couple’s exact specifications with 72 hours’ notice. The $25 consultation fee is applied toward any order placed with the company. The company offers a range of cake flavors, fillings, and designs with both round and square tiers.

Elk Grove Village, IL, 60007 (847) 437-1234

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Lutz Cafe & Pastry Shop

Lutz Cafe & Pastry Shop is a Konditorei-style bakery that opened in Chicago in 1948. The company offers free wedding cake consultations and complimentary tastings from a range of cake, filling, frosting, and flower choices. The company’s Anniversary Encore package is included with any order, with the company creating a fresh replica of the couple’s top layer on their first anniversary.

Chicago, IL, 60618 (773) 478-7785

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Orland Park Bakery

Orland Park Bakery is a full-service bakery in Orland Park that has served Chicago’s southwest suburbs for more than 40 years, earning raves such as, “We used Orland Park Bakery for our wedding cake. It was beautiful, delicious, and affordable!” The company has wedding cake specialists who work with couples on quotes, consultations, and cake tastings. Appointments are strongly recommended, but walk-ins are accommodated when time allows. The company earned the 2015 Couples’ Choice award from WeddingWire.

Orland Park, IL, 60462 (708) 349-8516

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Reuter’s Bakery

Reuter’s Bakery has provided pastries, bread, and baked goods for over 80 years in Chicago. The company specializes in creating wedding cakes that match the size and elegance of the event. The company works with couples who already have an idea of how they want their cake to look or need help designing their dream cake from the examples on their online gallery.

Chicago, IL, 60707 (773) 889-1414

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Scafuri Bakery

Scafuri Bakery offers wedding cakes in Chicago and opened in 1904. The company is in the Little Italy neighborhood and offers classic Italian cookies, bread, and pastries. The company provides simple or lavish cakes, sweets tables, donuts, and guest favors for weddings. The company also prepares a complimentary 6-inch round cake in the flavor of the wedding cake for a couple’s first anniversary.

Chicago, IL, 60607 (312) 733-8881

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Sugar Fixe Patisserie

Sugar Fixe Patisserie has offered authentic French pastries at locations in Lincoln Park and Oak Park since 2011. The company offers wedding cakes, cupcakes, and miniature pastries for the event. Cakes start at $5 per serving for buttercream and $6 per serving for fondant, and dessert tables start at $3.75 per guest. Couples can select up to four cake and filling flavors for their tasting appointment, with the $25 tasting fee applied to any order over $300.

Oak Park, IL, 60301 (708) 948-7720

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Three Tarts Bakery and Cafe

Three Tarts Bakery and Cafe is a bakery in Northfield. The company offers traditional butter cakes for weddings finished in buttercream or fondant, as well as floral, monogrammed, or custom-designed cupcakes. Couples can bring photos or magazine clippings to their tasting appointment, or they can peruse the company’s design books for ideas. Couples can reserve the date for their wedding cake with a $200 deposit.

Northfield, IL, 60093 (847) 446-5444

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Toni

Toni is a European-inspired patisserie and cafe that opened in 1994 and has locations in Hinsdale and Chicago. Couples can choose from seven signature-style cakes for their wedding or can customize their cake from seven different flavors, 15 different filling options, and nine different frostings. The company offers complimentary tastings and also creates a range of favors and sweet table options to complement the wedding cake.

Chicago, IL, 60602 (312) 726-2020

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