BEST WEDDING CAKES IN CHICAGO
Having trouble finding a bakery to design your dream wedding cake? Not to worry, we found some pretty amazing options for you, and they just happen to be The Best Wedding Cake Companies in Chicago! Read below to see our favorite picks!
This adorable family owned bakery has been delighting Chicago residents since 1904! They are an italian bakery in the heart of Chicago’s Little Italy. They use the old family recipes, and an original oven and workbench which helps keep their quality high.
Family owned, Italian bakery | Price Range: Start at $4/serving | Chicago, IL | Advice for couples: Have fun! Enjoy tasting the cakes and pick out the flavors that you and your partner love and can share with your guests. The cake should be beautiful, but you want your guests talking about how delicious it was!
In 1996, Magnolia Bakery opened its first location in the heart of New York City’s West Village. Today, it has expanded all over the world, having locations in Los Angeles, Chicago, Mexico City, Tokyo, Moscow City, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Kuwait City and Doha. Even with this expansion, Magnolia Bakery has kept their well-known vintage decor, their classic american goods and their biggest asset – an inviting atmosphere.
Classic American bakery | Price Range: $8.00-$12.00/serving | Chicago, IL | Advice for couples: There are many things to consider when thinking about wedding desserts. The most important are how many guests will be served, what flavor and fillings you’re interested in, the particular design or color palette you’d like to use, and your rough budget. It’s a very exciting and personal thing to choose the cake or wedding desserts for your big day. It’s helpful to bring along a bridesmaid or family member to help you make decisions!
Sweet Nouveau’s owner has had some interesting career changes, starting with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the International Academy of Design and Technology, then opening a Bella Nail Spa, and finally enrolling in one of the most prestigious pastries schools in the world and opening Sweet Nouveau. She started by creating mini sweet tables for family and friends and now develops anything from cupcake stands to exquisite wedding cakes.
Professional, stylish, chic cakes | Price Range: Starts at $6.00/serving | Matteson, IL | Advice to couples: When new couples come in for their consultation, we always start by telling them that creating your wedding cake should not be stressful…it should be fun. We always advise them to bring in elements from their wedding to their consultation (invitations, dress and floral photos, swatches etc) to help in designing the cake.
Vanille Patisserie was started in 2002 and has grown to include a great team of classically trained pastry chefs who specialize in authentic pastries, desserts, and cakes. They create anything from french macarons, handmade chocolates to wedding cakes!
French-inspired Chicago artisans | Price Range: Starts at $6.00/serving | Chicago, IL | Advice for couples: Come Hungry!
Alliance Bakery, situated in the Wicker Park neighbourhood of Chicago, offers its many pleased customers fine European pastries, desserts and custom-designed cakes. They have won numerous awards and the head Chef, Peter Rios, continues to advance his pastry skills by enrolling in courses regularly.
Modern, custom, delicious cakes | Price Range: Starts at $4.50/serving | Chicago, IL | Advice to couples: Do some homework. The more complicated the cake, the higher the cost. Try to narrow the design ideas to just 2 or 3 designs.
Naomi Levine, founder of Tipsycakes and More, moved to Chicago in 1999 from Australia with the aspiration of owning her business one day. She now runs an extremely successful bakery in which employs twelve young cake artists and sculptors.
Dimensional, custom, delicious cakes | Price range: Starts at $5.50/serving | Chicago, IL | Advice to couples: Have a realistic budget based on what you’d like and how many guests you have. A 5-tiered cake for 50 guests doesn’t make sense. Also, think outside the box. Many more couples are offering cake pops, cupcakes or sweets stations in lieu of cake.