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Best Wedding Cake Bakers in Seattle

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Seattle 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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Seattle, WA 98119

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4.5 (39)
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4.8 (5)

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Honey Crumb Cake Studio has been making wedding cakes in the Seattle area since 2010. Their specialty is contemporary cake designs with clean lines, modern proportions, and playful charm. Clients with special diets can also order vegan, gluten-free, and eggless cakes. Honey Crumb has won Seattle Bride magazine's Best Wedding Cakes in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019, and has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, Style Me Pretty, The Knot, and 100 Layer Cake.

Tacoma, WA 98402

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4.0 (455)
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4.6 (121)

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Corina Bakery is a Tacoma wedding bakery. Couples can simply ask for a free design consultation if they know the flavor desired or can come in for a tasting for a full consultation. Budgets can be discussed at that time, and clients with a wedding of under 40 guests should simply phone or email their design for a quote. Corina Bakery won WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award in 2014 and 2015 and won Best Dessert from Tacoma Weekly in 2009 as well as Best Bakery from South Sound Magazine for four years.

Seattle, WA 98109

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4.5 (113)
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4.5 (82)
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5.0 (38)

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Morfey's Cake has been serving the Seattle community with wedding cakes since 1960. Clients can visit the shop Monday through Saturday for a personal consultation and tasting, and brides are asked to bring in any photos, inspirations, or color palettes they would like to be used for their custom cake. Cookies and cupcakes are also available, and Morfey's has been featured in Seattle Met Bride & Groom.

Seattle, WA 98103

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3.5 (548)
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4.3 (81)

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The Flying Apron has been a Seattle wedding cake bakery for almost 15 years. The shop specializes in gluten-free and vegan treats that even those who do not face dietary restrictions love to eat. All wedding cakes, cupcakes, and deserts are made the day of the event by hand and without any fondant. Couples can come in for a tasting consultation and then create the cake of their dreams.

Seattle, WA 98122

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4.0 (616)
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4.7 (71)

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Café Pettirosso has been a Seattle wedding cake bakery for over 15 years. Brides and grooms can custom create their own cake with eight separate flavors as well as additional options upon request. Clients can also order cakes that are vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free, and decorations such as sugared fruit and fresh flowers are also available as well as special requests. The cost of a consultation and tasting is applied to the couple's final cake bill, and Café Pettirosso has been featured in Seattle Magazine and the Seattle Times.

Seattle, WA 98112

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4.5 (200)

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Nuflours Bakery has been making wedding cakes in Seattle since 2011. The shop uses locally sourced and naturally gluten-free ingredients as well as in-season produce and follows eco-friendly practices for packaging and recycling. Nuflours creates all wedding cakes and desserts with its proprietary flour blend of sorghum, millet, tapioca and potato flours, and all items are gluten-free and peanut-free with most goods being without rice, corn, or soy as well. There are also options for those seeking dairy-free, egg-free, and vegan desserts and cakes.

Seattle, WA 98116

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4.5 (87)
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5.0 (23)

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Baked Custom Cakes is a Seattle wedding cake creator. The shop calls each of its cakes "a delicious piece of art" and bakes from scratch using fresh, local ingredients and handmade decor. Couples can choose from numerous flavors, fillings, and colors to make their wedding cake unique and can also schedule a tasting online as the shop is open only by appointment. Kristina, the owner, graduated from The Art Institute of Houston. Baked is a two-time winner of the Food Network's Cake Wars.

Kent, WA 98032

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4.6 (171)
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4.0 (56)

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Macrina Bakery & Cafe creates wedding cakes for residents of Kent. Couples can choose from seven different cake flavors and can customize their cake with sugar-frosted fruit, fresh flowers, chocolate shavings, and specialty cake toppers or piping. Clients need to come in for a consultation and tasting at SODO Café, and a deposit is needed to reserve every order. Macrina is also known for its locally sourced, rustic breads from natural ingredients and was named one of Seattle’s Best Bakeries by The Seattle Sun Times.

Seattle, WA 98119

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4.5 (194)
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5.0 (17)

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Nielsen's Pastries has been creating wedding cakes for Seattle couples for over 50 years. The shop bakes in limited quantities each day, and clients are asked to come in for a tasting consultation for their wedding. Couples typically order the traditional marzipan, which can be decorated per request. Nielsen's Pastries was featured on the Cooking Channel's Unique Sweets and won Best of Seattle 2010 for Best Snitter.

Snohomish, WA 98290

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4.8 (29)
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5.0 (17)

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The Cakewalk Shop is a wedding cake bakery in Snohomish. The owners call themselves "boutique bakers" and create customized cakes and cupcakes from scratch with couples ordering their flavors and fillings as desired, and free tastings are available for orders of 50 servings plus. The Cakewalk Shop won a WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award in 2016 and was featured in Seattle Bride and on Borrowed & Blue.

Bothell, WA 98011

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4.0 (203)
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4.7 (1)

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Hillcrest Bakery has been providing wedding cakes to the Bothell community since 1965. The family-owned shop has three generations of bakers working to create custom cakes for brides and grooms and invites clients to come in for a cake tasting to get their process started. Different cake flavors, frostings, and fillings are available as well as decor, and Hillcrest Bakery was featured in Seattle Met Bride & Groom magazine.

Kingston, WA 98346

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4.8 (57)
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4.5 (35)

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Sweet Life Cakery is a Kingston wedding cake bakery with over 20 years of experience. All cakes are made from scratch with local and organic products if possible and without hydrogenated fats and artificial flavors. Couples can make an appointment for a consultation and tasting and can choose between a variety of Classic and Premium Cake Flavors as well as traditional and signature cupcakes. The owner was trained at the Culinary Institute of America in Baking and Pastry Arts.

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.