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Best Wedding Cake Bakers in Columbia

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Columbia 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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5209 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC 29206

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4.5 (35)
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5.0 (1)

Why choose this provider?

Ally & Eloise Bakeshop creates custom wedding cakes for couples in Columbia. This full-serve bakery has two locations to serve clients, and it takes special pride in creating unique wedding cakes for brides across South Carolina at large. Brides can customize every element of their cakes and arrange for tastings to determine which options are best suited for them. The bakery also offers a range of dessert table baked goods, including macarons, cookies, bars, scones, cake pops, and cheesecake.

St. Matthews, SC 29135

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4.8 (2)
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5.0 (2)

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Bonnie Brunt Cakes is a maker of groom's and wedding cakes in St. Matthews that caters to dessert lovers in all of South Carolina. Some of the flavors are French vanilla, sour cream pound, hot buttered rum, and Mississippi sweet potato, and the filling options include Key lime, spiced cream, raspberry, mango, and pecan. Bonnie Brunt Cakes also crafts and delivers edible works of art for baby showers, graduation parties, and corporate events. All variants can come as mini cupcakes.

Elgin, SC 29045

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4.7 (271)

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The Dessert Bar is a boutique bakery and catering service in Elgin that produces wedding cakes and other specialty products. The company provides event set up, and it requires a 50 percent non-refundable deposit upon booking. The Dessert Bar can send a sample variety box for tasting, and the staff gives a six-inch first-year anniversary treat to couples who order edible art for their reception.

Lexington, SC 29072

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4.8 (70)
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5.0 (44)
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4.7 (3)

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Chocolate Wonderland is a provider of wedding cakes and other sweet treats in Lexington. The company has been serving the community for more than 25 years, and some of the cake combinations are lemon with white buttercream, orange with cream cheese, and red velvet with chocolate fudge. Chocolate Wonderland is also a one-stop shop for candy-making and baking supplies, and it accepts orders by phone or in person.

Columbia, SC 29203

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4.5 (28)
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5.0 (1)

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Main Street Bakery and Gift Shop is a family-owned company in Columbia that crafts and delivers wedding cakes, cookies, and other delectable treats. Some of the flavors are red velvet, pecan praline, sweet potato, and German chocolate, and the staff offers tastings for up to four people. Main Street Bakery and Gift Shop operates from Tuesday to Saturday, and it posts photos of the masterpieces on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. The team requires a seven-day lead time for custom orders.

Columbia, SC 29205

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5.0 (55)
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5.0 (52)

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Silver Spoon Bake Shop is a maker of wedding cakes and other mouthwatering sweet treats in Columbia. The founder earned her degree in hotel, restaurant, and tourism management from the University of South Carolina, and she has attended the French Culinary Institute to study classic pastry arts and international break baking. Silver Spoon Bake Shop's flavors include apple spice, banana, marble, “funfetti,” and Hummingbird, and some of the filling and frosting options are ganache, salted caramel, coffee, and chocolate hazelnut.

Irmo, SC 29063

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4.9 (22)

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IZ Good Bakery is a shop in Irmo that has been crafting cakes for more than 80 years. The family-owned company welcomes any design and combination, and the mouthwatering creations can be Italian cream cake with chocolate fudge and blueberry filling, chocolate mocha with buttercream, tender white with lemon custard and whipped icing, and spicy carrot with coconut and almonds. IZ Good Bakery posts some of its masterpieces on Facebook and Instagram, and it accommodates appointments seven days a week.

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.