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Best Wedding Cake Bakers in Kansas City, MO

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Blue Springs, MO 64014 Rating

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4.6 (90)

Why choose this provider?

The Cake Pan LLC has made custom cakes with natural ingredients and buttercream icing for events in the Kansas City metro area, Missouri for more than three decades. The bakery offers Wilton Certified cake decoration classes and sells supplies for cake decorations, candies, invitations, and napkins. Customers highly rate the quality, appeal and the service offered by The Cake Pan.

Claycomo, MO 64119 Rating

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Nellie's Custom Cakes has been designing custom cakes with sugar paste flowers and custom colors for the Kansas City metro area, Missouri for over 20 years. It also provides designer sugar cookies, gourmet cookie trays, and sweets such as truffles and cake pops for parties and special events. Nellie's is committed to baking fresh without freezing and serves corporate clients.

Blue Springs, MO 64015 Rating

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5.0 (10)
5.0 (9)

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Sweet Bliss Cakery is a home-based business that has catered cakes and desserts for a range of events and groups in the Kansas City metro area, Missouri for over 40 years. The shop caters to elegant wedding, fun parties as well as formal corporate events and can accommodate both small and large groups.

Kansas City, KS 66102 Rating

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4.6 (58)
5.0 (2)

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KcCakelady in Kansas City, Kansas, makes wedding cakes for couples throughout the Greater Kansas City metro area. In business for more than three years, it offers buttercream wedding cakes made by a self-taught Buttercream Artist who specializes in one-of-a-kind designs. Each cake is baked fresh and has minimal fondant accents. The business takes wedding cake bookings up to a year ahead of the couple's wedding date. Dozens of flavors and fillings are available.

Olathe, KS 66061

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Shannon Bond Cake Design is a home-based, gourmet cake design studio in the Kansas City metro area. The bakery sources natural ingredients and takes limited orders to ensure the best possible professional service and quality for all events. It has been named a Satin Ice Artist of Excellent in rolled fondant and is a 2016 pick by The Knot Best of Weddings award. Shannon Bond, the owner, is a master instructor in cake design and has been featured in publications such as DIY Weddings, Café Central and Cake Masters.

Prairie Village, KS 66208 Rating

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4.7 (85)
4.0 (72)

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Dolce Bakery has been serving made-from-the-scratch, warm, hearty baked goods to the Kansas City metro area, Kansas for a decade. It offers pastries, bars, cookies, cupcakes, and confections and also provides cakes and dessert bars for weddings. Dolce is an active participant in local community events and fundraising efforts.

Kansas City, MO 64124 Rating

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4.5 (39)
4.1 (38)

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Elvira’s is a family-run business with a rich Mexican heritage that has been operating in the Kansas City metro area, Missouri since 1994. With eight skilled bakers, the bakery provides tasty antojitos, cakes, desserts, parties and seasonal bread to its customers. Elvira's believes in providing a rich taste and authenticity to everything that comes out of its' kitchen.

Leawood, KS 66209 Rating

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5.0 (3)

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Take the Cake by Kay has baked hundreds of fresh, 3-layer cakes with signature mousse filling for various events in the Kansas City metro area, Kansas for over 25 years. The business specializes in elegant custom wedding cakes and offers special services such as working with the event venue and florists and providing an extra top tier for the anniversary. Take the Cake takes pride on its’ ‘never frozen’ cakes.

Kansas City, MO 64151

Why choose this provider?

Chef Shop Baking’s Nancy Stark has over 30 years’ experience as a pastry chef and now serves the Kansas City metro area. Her delicious cakes and sweet tables grace weddings and other events and have received excellent reviews by customers. Chef Shop offers a signature French vanilla buttercream frosting along with a wide range of flavors and fillings for custom cakes.

Compare our Top Wedding Cake Bakers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
The Cake Pan LLC
Blue Springs, MO 64014
Nellie's Custom Cakes
Claycomo, MO 64119
Sweet Bliss Cakery
Blue Springs, MO 64015
Kansas City, KS 66102
Shannon Bond Cake Design
Olathe, KS 66061
Dolce Bakery
Prairie Village, KS 66208
Kansas City, MO 64124
Take the Cake by Kay
Leawood, KS 66209
Chef Shop Baking
Kansas City, MO 64151


  • 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.