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Best Wedding Cake Bakers in Detroit, MI

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Livonia, MI 48152 Rating

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4.0 (51)

Why choose this provider?

Elite Sweets has been handling wedding cake creations in Livonia for over 20 years. Cakes feature fresh fruits, imported chocolate, mousses, and Bavarian cream, and brides and grooms are asked to phone the bakery to set up an appointment for a personal consultation with one of their designers. Elite Sweets offers 22 flavors of cake, and samples are on-hand daily for tasting.

Livonia, MI 48150 Rating

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GM Paris Bakery is a Livonia wedding cake shop. The family-owned business is known for its Double Chocolate Buttercream Cake and other hand-crafted cakes. Couples can look through the online gallery of past work or bring in a photo for the shop to create a custom cake just for them. The Polish bakery is also famous for its Polish sour dough rye bread, hand-braided egg breads, chrusciki, and paczki. GM Paris Bakery was a 2014 Pick for The Knot Best of Weddings.

Commerce Township, MI 48382 Rating

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3.5 (25)

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Lakes Cakes is a Commerce Township wedding cake bakery. The shop uses 80% organic ingredients, homemade fondant, and 100% pure extracts, and 95 to 100% of cutouts and sculptures are edible. All cakes are custom-created freehand, and buttercream can also be used for the same affect as fondant. The shop's motto is: "If the customer can think it up, we can create it!" Lakes Cakes has won multiple WeddingWire awards and is a member of The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame.

Ann Arbor, MI 48105 Rating

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4.1 (102)
4.8 (42)
3.5 (41)

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Cakes by Rubina is a wedding cake shop in Ann Arbor. Couples can look through an online gallery of cakes and cupcakes as well as a list of numerous cake flavors, fillings, and icings. Brides can also order cakes for special needs, including gluten-free, eggless, and vegan. Couples can schedule an appointment for a consultation and tasting with the shop's Bridal Sampler of four cake/cupcake flavors, and additional flavors can be tasted for an extra fee. Cakes by Rubina also creates custom 3D sculpted cakes.

Orchard Lake Village, MI 48323
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4.5 (341)
3.5 (74)

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Sweet Dreams Pastry & Ice Cream, Inc. is an Orchard Lake Village wedding cake shop. The bakery offers 15 different cake and filling combinations for couples to choose from, and engagement as well as bridal shower cakes are also available. Clients must bring their own ornament or topper to the wedding venue, and any fresh flowers must be provided by the wedding florist. The bakery was voted “Best Pastry Shop” by the Detroit Free Press three times.

Monroe, MI 48162 Rating

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4.9 (582)
4.7 (215)
5.0 (41)

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Cakes by Stephanie is a Monroe wedding cake bakery. The shop is known for personalized service and fresh baked goods. Wedding cakes can be traditional to abstract, and couples can look through design books at the bakery as well as bring in photographs to make sure the cake matches their overall wedding theme. A variety of cake flavors and specialty flavors are listed online, and sugar-free cakes are available as well.

Detroit, MI 48210 Rating

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4.0 (19)

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Prince Valley provides wedding cakes to brides and grooms in Detroit. The supermarket caters to Spanish as well as English-speaking couples and features a Hispanic bakery and pastry department. Milk cake, regular cake, and cakes with fruit are available in different sizes and flavors, and orders must be made in person three days in advance of the event. Customers also have access to other catering services and Mexican food at the store.

Shelby Charter Township, MI 48315 Rating

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4.0 (142)

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Christine’s Cakes and Pastries provides wedding cakes to the community in Shelby Charter Township. A variety of flavors and fillings can be found online, and cake sample boxes are available at the store. Couples can also come in for a wedding cake appointment Tuesday through Thursday. Customers can shop online for other various baked goods, including CCP's famous poured chocolate cupcakes, and the bakery has an A+ rating with the BBB.

Livonia, MI 48154 Rating

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Sorella's Homemade Baked Goods bakes wedding cakes for couples in Livonia. Couples can choose from 14 different cake flavors, including vanilla and chocolate chiffon, and over 25 mousses and fillings such as mint chocolate mousse and ricotta cannoli cream. Cupcakes and other special occasion baked goods are also available. Sorella's won WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award in 2015.

Sterling Heights, MI 48314 Rating

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4.9 (73)

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Elegance In Sugar has been creating wedding cakes for the Sterling Heights community since 1999. Couples can look through the shop's extensive online gallery of wedding cakes and are asked to call rather than email for an appointment for faster response. Elegance In Sugar has won 17 awards, including #1 Best Wedding Cakes in the Detroit A-List 2015 vote, and the bakery was a finalist in Season 1, Episode 5 of Cake Wars Girl Scouts.

Compare our Top Wedding Cake Bakers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Elite Sweets
Livonia, MI 48152
GM Paris Bakery
Livonia, MI 48150
Lakes Cakes
Commerce Township, MI 48382
Cakes by Rubina
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Sweet Dreams Pastry & Ice Cream, Inc.
Orchard Lake Village, MI 48323
Cakes by Stephanie
Monroe, MI 48162
Prince Valley
Detroit, MI 48210
Christine’s Cakes and Pastries
Shelby Charter Township, MI 48315
Sorella's Homemade Baked Goods
Livonia, MI 48154
Elegance In Sugar
Sterling Heights, MI 48314


  • 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.