Laurels
Best Wedding
Cake Bakers in
Charlotte
2017

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 Charlotte, NC.

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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.

Amélie's French Bakery

Amélie's French Bakery is a cafe and bakery in Charlotte with a full menu, and a selection of catering options. The company has a breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu along with coffee and dessert options. Amélie's French Bakery crafts custom wedding cakes, including chocolate raspberry, fraise, lemon raspberry, and vanilla chiffon. There are multiple buttercream and filling options, with dozens of flavors to choose from including chocolate mousse, passion fruit, hazelnut, and raspberry. Decoration options include feuilletine, toasted candied almonds, and fresh fruit. Customers can book events at one of Amélie's five locations in either NoDa, Rock Hill, Atlanta, Carmel Collins, or Uptown.

Charlotte, NC(704) 287-4630

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Cakespirations

Cakespirations is a custom cake design studio in Charlotte that specializes in wedding cakes. The bakery has designed sculpted cakes, sugar sculptures, wedding breakfast buffets, bridal shower desserts, French pastries, designer cupcakes, and cake pops. Cakespirations also has experience with baby showers, Mother’s Day brunches, dessert tables, and hand painted French macarons. The owners are a husband and wife team that opened the studio bakery in 2012. Customers can request any style, from clean and elegant, to extravagant opulence, or even fun and whimsical. Wedding and specialty cake prices begin at $6.00 per serving. The company is Wedding Wire Rated and has been featured in Carolina Bride.

Charlotte, NC(704) 839-9027

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Carolina Cake Artistry

Carolina Cake Artistry is a bakery in Monroe that specializes in wedding cakes. The husband and wife team makes every cake from scratch, right down to the fondant. The bakery works with each client to create unusual, trendy, or traditionally elegant cakes and cupcakes for events of all sizes. Customers can purchase wedding and grooms cakes, anniversary cakes, special occasions, sweet 15 parties, and three-dimensional creations. Wedding cakes are priced at $3.75 a slice, and a complimentary first-year anniversary cake is included. The company offers a variety of flavors such as almond, chocolate stout made with dark beer, pumpkin, and raspberry white chocolate, as well as traditional flavors like vanilla, devil's food, coconut, and red velvet.

Charlotte, NC(704) 254-9344

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Cheesecake Etc.

Cheesecake Etc. has been providing custom wedding cakes to brides in Charlotte since 1997. Each wedding cake is made from scratch with unique designs for every bride. Extras include sculpted cakes, three-dimensional cakes, gum paste flowers, and intricate designs. The owner began baking and decorating cakes from her home in 1997 and started only making cheesecakes, which influenced the name. She still personally decorates all the cakes from the shop. Wedding cake prices begin at $5.50 per person for buttercream cakes depending on the complexity of the design. This includes the flavors and fillings of the bride's choice as well as some fondant details. Customers can schedule a complimentary wedding cake tasting and design session by calling the number on the company’s website.

Charlotte, NC(704) 509-2020

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Ella's Celestial Cakes

Ella's Celestial Cakes is a custom cake boutique in Charlotte that specializes in wedding cakes. The bakery also offers celebration cakes, cupcakes, and bridal desserts. Ella's Celestial Cakes accommodates special request for allergies, organic ingredients, sugar-free, and gluten-free alternatives. The cakes are never frozen, and come with fresh icing made in-house. Ella's Celestial Cakes is the only bakery that offers free delivery and free cake tastings. The bakery won the 2016 Best of Weddings Award from The Knot, and the WeddingWire Couples Choice Award. The company offers free delivery within Charlotte and free cake tastings. Sheet and kitchen cakes that feed 25 start at $50, and wedding cakes start at $6 per serving with a $20 per hour design charge and a $700 minimum for Saturday events.

Charlotte, NC(980) 237-9793

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Nona's Sweets

Nona's Sweets is a wedding cake bakery in Charlotte that combines old world taste with new world flair. Customers can purchase cakes, cupcakes, and sweets in many flavors and styles. The company is committed to creating a memorable cake experience for brides and also offers groom's cakes, cupcakes, shower cakes, and favors. Customers can schedule a complimentary consultation and tasting. Nona's Sweets has been voted Best Bakery in University City Magazine, and Critics' Pick Best Desserts in Creative Loafing. Nona’s Sweets has a cafe featuring “Papa’s Eats” with a breakfast and lunch menu. The company also caters fresh to order trays of sweets, pastries, fruit, and cheese. A customer said, “Our kids went crazy over the Anise Bread and the fudge was great!”

Charlotte, NC(704) 717-6144

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Pam's Place Cake Art

Pam's Place Cake Art is a bakery in Matthews that provides cakes for all occasions and specializes in weddings. Every cake is baked from scratch and designed uniquely to serve as an event centerpiece. The bakery has created wedding cakes, grooms cakes, shower cakes, birthday cakes, sculpted cakes, show cakes, and anniversary cakes. Pam has been decorating cakes for over 20 years and has been featured in the ICES and American Cake Decorating magazines. She delivers to the greater Charlotte area and requires a 50% nonrefundable deposit at the time of booking to hold a date. A past customer said, “When I described my idea of how I wanted it decorated, you not only did what I asked, but executed it above and beyond. It not only looked great, but the almond cake was delicious.”

Matthews, NC(704) 578-4552

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Raquel’s Creative Cakes

Raquel’s Creative Cakes is a home-based bakery in Bryson City that designs custom cakes and specialty desserts for all occasions. The shop has over 20 years of experience creating everything from elegant to whimsical wedding cakes, baby shower cakes, birthday cakes, anniversary cakes, or any other special event. Specialty desserts for rehearsal dinners and catered events are also available. Raquel’s Creative Cakes are never pre-baked or frozen and are made with the freshest ingredients available. All cakes are covered in homemade buttercream. The company received the WeddingWire Couples Choice Award, and Raquel taught cake decorating classes for over a decade. Raquel offers a variety of cake flavors from classic white, red velvet, and pumpkin spice as basic flavors to chocolate praline, pina colada, and apple spice as premium flavors.

Bryson City, NC(828) 508-0177

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The Secret Chocolatier

The Secret Chocolatier is a shop in Charlotte that crafts divine chocolate treats for weddings and other events. These chocolates have no additives and are created with fresh seasonal ingredients from regional farmers to create unique flavors. Everything is processed in a cream steeping method to bring out the peak flavors. Delivery is available for any order, and a variety of chocolate gift boxes can be purchased. The Secret Chocolatier has won international and regional chocolate competitions for wedding cakes, chocolates, and confections. Some of the treats offered are chocolate bourbon pecan pie bites, dark chocolate truffles, sea salt chocolate butter toffee, bon bons, and cakes in a jar. The company won the Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice Award in 2013 and tiered wedding cakes start at $4.25 per person.

Charlotte, NC(704) 323-8178

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The WOW Factor Cakes

The WOW Factor Cakes offers wedding cakes and specialty cakes for customers in Charlotte. The staff works closely with each client, offering a personal approach and attention to detail to create a beautiful and delicious centerpiece. The WOW Factor Cakes believes that customers can experience both artful design and an extraordinary taste at the same time. Pricing ranges from $6-9 per serving, and tastings are available. The company received the best cake design studio award by Charlotte Wedding Industry Experts. The company’s website showcases an extensive gallery of wedding cakes of all styles, flavors, and sizes. The WOW Factor has won many awards from The Knot, Wedding Wire, and Martha Stewart over multiple years.

Charlotte, NC(704) 654-0598

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