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Best Wedding Cake Bakers in Richmond

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Richmond 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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Richmond, VA 23222

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5.0 (31)
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5.0 (1)

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Sugar & Salt is a Richmond bakery that was founded by owner and pastry chef Sara Ayyash. Sara is a graduate of the Florida Culinary Institute and has worked as an Executive Pastry Chef at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond. The bakery offers custom designed wedding cakes, as well as cakes and specialty cakes for birthdays and other special occasions. Sugar & Salt also offers various other baked goods such as pies, tarts, cookies, brownies, and bars.

Midlothian, VA 23112

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4.4 (48)
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4.0 (37)

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Sweet Creations Bakery is a Midlothian bakery that was founded by chef Sana Aziz. Sana became certified as a Pastry Chef by the American Culinary Federation and has worked in several retail bakeries across the country. The bakery offers a wide range of products such as cakes, cupcakes, cookies, breads, pastries, pies, brownies, and more. Sweet Creations Bakery provides special occasion cakes for weddings, birthdays, corporate events, showers, graduations, and other events.

Richmond, VA 23224

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4.7 (158)
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4.5 (47)
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4.5 (19)

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Sweet Fix is a Richmond bakery that was founded by owner Amanda Robinson in 2009. Amanda has nearly a decade of baking experience and has personally developed all of Sweet Fix’s cake recipes. The bakery offers a wide range of products such as macarons, tarts, cheesecakes, cupcakes, pop tarts, eclairs, and dessert cakes. Sweet Fix also offers custom designed cakes for weddings and other special occasions as well as limited edition cakes.

Richmond, VA 23230
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4.3 (53)
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4.4 (51)
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5.0 (1)

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Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods is a Richmond company that has been in business since 1937. The company offers a wide range of ready-to-heat entrees and sides, salads, soups, fruits, vegetables, party trays, appetizers, boxed lunches, desserts, and cakes. Ukrop’s Bakery was founded in 1976 and offers custom designed wedding cakes, cakes for special occasions, and a wide range of baked goods such as cookies, cupcakes, brownies, cinnamon rolls, rolls, and bread.

Glen Allen, VA 23059

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3.9 (115)

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Melissa’s Simply Sweet is a Glen Allen bakery that was founded in 2011 by owner Melissa Skurka Moes. The bakery offers a wide range of items such cakes, cupcakes, cookies, lollipops, candy, pies, muffins, bars, and holiday items. Melissa’s Simply Sweet offers numerous types of cakes such as custom wedding cakes, kids’ cakes, character cakes, baby shower cakes, classic cakes, birthday cakes, specialty cakes, and graduation cakes.

Richmond, VA 23226

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4.5 (275)
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4.9 (224)

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Pearl’s is a Richmond bakery that operates a second location in Charlottesville. The bakery was founded in 2010 by Laura Condrey and Laurie Blakey. The bakery offers various breakfast items, cakes, cupcakes, and other baked goods such as cookies, brownies, macarons, cheese straws, cake pops, tarts, and merengues. Pearl’s also provides custom designed wedding cakes and cupcakes and offers gluten free, vegan, and sugar free options.

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.