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Best Wedding Cake Bakers in Portland, OR

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Portland, OR 97214

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4.9 (70)
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4.5 (58)
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5.0 (7)

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Dream Cakes is a custom wedding cake company in Portland. The company opened in 1994, and it has since been collaborating with brides and grooms on their celebration cakes. Some of the cake flavors are white butter, marble, fresh fruit, gingerbread, hazelnut, and funfetti, and the filling options include dark chocolate ganache, nut praline, vanilla custard cream, salted caramel, toffee crunch, and Nutella®. Dream Cakes has berry, coffee, citrus, and other frostings, and it offers gluten-free and vegan creations. They were also featured in Oregon Bride Magazine's Best of 2015 and 2016 lists.

Portland, OR 97205

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4.0 (775)
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4.8 (2)

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Petunia's Pies and Pastries is a gluten-free and vegan baking business in Portland that produces pastries and customizable cakes for weddings. The cake flavors, such as lemon poppy seed and banana carrot zucchini, can be mixed and matched with fillings and frostings like bourbon cream cheese, passionfruit buttercream, and chocolate ganache. The cakes can also be adorned with cookie dough and crumbles, marshmallows, toasted coconut, and other garnishes. Petunia's offers hour-long tasting sessions and consultations for $35.

Portland, OR 97210

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4.0 (2371)
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4.7 (1)

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Papa Haydn is a restaurant and bakery in Portland that has been billed as the “Center of the Dessert Universe” by the local press. The studio has almost 40 years of experience in sculpting luscious wedding cakes, and the currently popular combinations are cassata with sweetened ricotta and chopped chocolate, banana spice with cinnamon cream cheese, and lemon chiffon with lemon curd and crème fraîche. Papa Haydn has locations on Northwest 23rd Avenue and Southeast Milwaukie Avenue.

Portland, OR 97232

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4.0 (234)
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4.6 (31)

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Helen Bernhard Bakery is a company in Portland that has been satisfying the sweet tooth since 1924. The shop crafts wedding cakes that have flavors like Lady Baltimore white, pink champagne, apple spice, German chocolate, poppy seed, and carrot, and it offers French cream-based filling options that include white or chocolate rum, peanut butter, pineapple, and spice. Helen Bernhard Bakery is open Mondays through Sundays, and it has a range of pastries available.

Portland, OR 97239

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4.5 (379)

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Baker & Spice is bakery and cakery in Portland that opened in 1998. The business offers specialty desserts that include wedding cakes. The owner and pastry chef is the author of baking books, and her craft has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other large publications. Baker & Spice requires a 72-hour lead time for all orders.

Portland, OR 97218

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4.5 (104)
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4.7 (9)

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Miss Zumstein Bakery & Coffee Shop is a company in Portland that crafts cakes for weddings and other celebrations. The studio's artisanal creations have been featured in statewide bridal magazines like The Oregonian, and some of the cake varieties are hazelnut génoise, rich chocolate torte with toasted almonds and orange zest, and carrot cake with nuts and currants. The filling options include sweetened mascarpone and rolled marzipan. Miss Zumstein's dessert collection features tea cookies that can come in gift boxes.

Beaverton, OR 97005

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3.5 (88)
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4.3 (23)

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The Dessert Tray is a company in Beaverton that has been “baking desserts from scratch since 1996”. The shop concocts bridal centerpieces that can come in seasonal flavors like pumpkin and spice, and it also organizes dessert bars and cookie trays. The Dessert Tray offers complimentary consultations and tastings Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Portland, OR 97214

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4.0 (285)
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4.5 (67)

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New Cascadia Traditional Bakery is a company in Portland that produces gluten-free goodies. The shop creates artisanal wedding cakes that use ingredients and kitchenware that ensure the safety of brides, grooms, or guests who suffer from Celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Clients can call or send an e-mail to schedule a consultation and tasting, or to ask about New Cascadia's pricing and delivery options.

Beaverton, OR 97003

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4.7 (290)
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4.5 (157)
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4.9 (155)

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Decadent Creations Bakery is a company in Beaverton that designs and delivers custom cakes for any occasion. The studio creates edible wedding ensembles, which include bridal centerpieces and dessert bars, and one of its specials is the naked cake that can be adorned with fresh fruits and flowers. Decadent Creations requires a non-refundable 50 percent deposit to save the date, and it charges a delivery fee.

Portland, OR 97215

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4.0 (203)
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4.7 (1)

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JaCiva's Bakery and Chocolatier is a purveyor of delectable sweets in Portland that opened in 1986. The shop makes pastries of various types, and it crafts cakes for celebrations like weddings. The chef always decorates bridal showpiece with Swiss buttercream and chocolate leather, and the cake is assembled according to the client's personality, taste, budget, and theme. The base prices of wedding cakes start at $118.

Compare our Top Wedding Cake Bakers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Dream Cakes
Petunia's Pies & Pastries
Papa Haydn
Helen Bernhard Bakery
Baker & Spice
Miss Zumstein Bakery & Coffee Shop
The Dessert Tray
New Cascadia Traditional Bakery
Decadent Creations Bakery
JaCiva's Bakery and Chocolatier

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.