Photo: Courtesy of Amy Beck Cake Design
There's nothing quite like a tiered buttercream and fondant masterpiece in the center of your reception. It anchors the room and, with the help of these top Chicago bakers, will taste absolutely delicious.
Amy Beck Cake Design (Above)
Sophisticated and classic bridal, Amy Beck Cake Design is a definite must when shopping for a wedding cake baker. We love her wow-worthy designs, which have the perfect balance of large-scale tiers and simple, feminine details. Plus, they incorporate truly creative cake and filling flavor combinations, such as pecan cranberry cake with maple buttercream or chocolate bourbon cake with pistachio and raspberry buttercream. Read real brides reviews here!
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Elysia Root Cakes
We love the elegant, feminine designs of this environmentally responsible bakery (on top of using local, organic ingredients, they even compost materials), which has mastered the art of cake painting and creating edible flowers that you would swear are real. Read real brides reviews here!
Photo: Courtesy of Sugar Hills Bakery
Sugar Hills Bakery
This bakery is known for its special occasion cakes in creative, colorful designs. If you're looking for very specific details to match your big day theme, then Sugar Hills has you covered. Plus, their bakers can create a seriously cool groom's cake (think a Chicago Bears helmet or oversized Cubs baseball). Read real brides reviews here!
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Formerly a pastry chef for Lettuce Entertain You, owner Judy Contino delivers understated, elegant designs that are as wonderful to eat as they are to admire. We love her use of cascading flowers and fresh fruits, and her almond butter cake layered with vanilla bean crème brûlée custard and strawberry preserves is a life changer. Read real brides reviews here!
Photo: Courtesy of Magnolia Bakery
So you always wanted to serve your great aunt's famous chocolate cake at your wedding but you just can't ask an 80-year-old to bake for 250 guests? Consider Magnolia Bakery. Options like layered cakes without the outer layer of frosting or multi-tiered cakes slathered in buttercream sans a top coat of fondant are sophisticated while also feeling a little rustic and totally homemade. We love Magnolia's deconstructed wedding cake option as well as their signature spread of specialty cakes like classic icebox or coconut cake. Read real brides reviews here!
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Flour Cake and Pastry
What's in a name? The starting point of perfection. Flour Cake and Pastry starts with simple ingredients — real butter, cream, and, yeah, flour — to create fresh cakes in flavors like lemon buttercake and white chiffon. We love their creative additions like place cards made from edible chocolate. Starting and ending the dinner with something sweet sounds like a recipe for success to us! Read real brides reviews here!
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This husband-and-wife team combines Mexican heritage with classic French training to produce cakes with amazing duality. For starters, you'll never enjoy another tres leche cake again after tasting one of their versions — we prefer it layered with strawberries and homemade whipped cream, taking the vanilla sponge cake with hints of rum and Mexican cinnamon to another level of delicioso. It's then covered with fondant, tiered and decorated to your liking for a classic, chic cake. Read real brides reviews here!