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Best Wedding Cake Bakers in Columbus

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Columbus 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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Columbus, OH 43227

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Lady Di Cakes has been operating in Columbus since 2004, making fresh cakes and desserts for weddings, corporate gatherings, holidays, and other events. At the head of the team is Veronica Wills, who founded the business after taking a cake design class with her mother. Ms. Wills takes a unique approach to cake design in that, above all, she focuses on listening to the client. Customers of Lady Di Cakes are also collaborators, helping to shape the final product.

Powell, OH 43065

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5.0 (2)

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As the owner, namesake, and principal Cake Artist of Alice's Piece of Cake, LLC, Alice Dreischarf makes sweet treats for a range of occasions, from weddings and anniversaries to birthdays, holidays, and galas. Ms. Dreischarf uses only fresh ingredients, and she personally designs and bakes all cakes at her commercial-grade kitchen in Powell. Notably, Alice's Piece of Cake, LLC has been listed in The Knot's "Best of Weddings" feature, and it earned one of WeddingWire's prestigious "Couples' Choice Awards" (although, at the time, they were called "Bride's Choice Awards").

Columbus, OH 43227

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4.5 (177)

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Resch's Bakery, based in Columbus, creates custom desserts for customers in and around the city. In addition to selling fresh cupcakes, donuts, and other pastries directly at its brick-and-mortar store, Resch's Bakery creates custom wedding cakes for local ceremonies. The staff can create tiered cakes, using buttercream, Champagne cake, and other flavors, in an array of styles and colors. The business has been listed in The Knot's "Best of Weddings" list.

Westerville, OH 43081

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4.0 (32)

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Located in Westerville, Nanak Bakery makes cakes and other desserts for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and showers in the Columbus area. For over 20 years, the team has produced high-quality pastries and specialty cakes. Staff members use real light cream, among other high-quality, fresh ingredients. Nanak Bakery makes cakes of any size, shape, and style, and they can accommodate a range of dietary restrictions, such as gluten-free and vegan.

Powell, OH 43064

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4.3 (44)
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4.1 (14)
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2.5 (8)

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The Cake Studio is a Powell-based bakery that makes cakes for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers, bridal showers, and other events in the area. Customers can view the business's website for a list of available flavors. These include red velvet, lemon-lemon, toasted almond, cookies & cream, "coffee lovers," and other scrumptious selections. Cakes vary according to the size, flavor, and design requested.

Columbus, OH 43235

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4.8 (19)
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4.0 (5)

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Cakes by Cecile, headquartered in Columbus, is the cake shop of seasoned baker Cecile Small. Since opening the business in 1999, Ms. Small has made cakes for weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays. Past customers gush about the cakes, not just for their culinary excellence, but also, their exquisite visual designs. In 2014, Cakes by Cecile was featured in Columbus Bride Magazine's feature, "10 of the Best Columbus Wedding Cake Bakers."

Columbus, OH 43240

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4.0 (113)

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The Suisse Shop opened in 1983 and has since sold countless numbers of European-style tortes, cheesecakes, cupcakes, cookies, tarts, and wedding cakes to Columbus Metro customers. Over the years, the team has crafted over 2,000 cakes for local weddings. In 2016, the Suisse Shop won honors in WeddingWire, as well as The Knot's "Best of Weddings" feature. It was named Central Ohio's "Best Wedding Cake Bakery 2016."

Hilliard, OH 43026

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5.0 (29)
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5.0 (2)

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Kelly's Cakery LLC, located in Hilliard, makes cakes and cupcakes for customers from all over the Columbus Metro area. It has received multiple "Couples' Choice Awards" from the website WeddingWire and was listed in The Knot's "Best of Weddings" feature in 2014, 2015, and 2016. The business's specialty is making faux tier cakes, incorporating Styrofoam, which cost about half as much as real cake tiers.

Worthington, OH 43085

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5.0 (5)

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Jan Kish is a renowned cake artist based in Worthington who makes wedding cakes and other desserts for clients in the Columbus Metro area and beyond. She is highly respected by members of the wedding industry, including Maria McBride-Mellinger, the Style Editor of Bride's Magazine. Ms. McBride-Mellinger has called Ms. Kish "a master sugar artist who has the imagination and the magical fingers to bring exquisitely sweet details to life."

Columbus, OH 43214

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4.5 (16)

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For its Columbus Metro clientele, Fate Cakes makes fresh desserts such as cupcakes, cakes, and cake pops. The business, which is open six days a week, provides easy online ordering for weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, graduations, and other big events in the Columbus Metro. Notably, the business specializes in making cakes and cupcakes for Ohio State University students and alumni. Buckeyes planning a tailgate or assembling a care package ought to consider ordering from Fate Cakes.

Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

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5.0 (51)
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4.3 (12)

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At Cakes Creatively by Crystal, the business's owner and head baker, Crystal, makes and intricately decorates cakes for weddings and other special occasions in the Columbus Metro. Cakes Creatively by Crystal has received multiple "Couples' Choice Awards" from the website WeddingWire, and it was featured in The Knot's 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 "Best of Weddings" feature. Interested customers should browse the shop's mouthwatering online portfolio for images of past work.

Columbus, OH 43229

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A Taste of Cake, located in Columbus since 1980, makes pieces of cake art for weddings and other special events throughout the area. Owner Twyla Grooms has been baking for more than 35 years, and she takes the time to learn about her clients' preferences and get a sense of their personality and style. In addition to wedding cakes, Ms. Grooms can make cakes for birthdays, bridal and baby showers, baptisms, anniversaries, graduations, galas, and holiday parties. Delivery is available upon request.

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.