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The Wedding Cake of Your Dreams: Top Rated Philly Bakeries

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Choosing a baker for your wedding can be difficult with the amount of bakeries in the area. Your second cousin’s best friend, your grandmother, and your future sister-in-law all have different recommendations. The choices can be overwhelming! We’ve done the hard work for you and compiled a list of what we think are the best bakeries to make the wedding cake of your dreams.

The Frosted Fox Cake Shop

6511 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119
Tel: 267-900-5453 | www.frostedfoxcakeshop.com

With the motto “We believe desserts should look beautiful and taste delicious,” The Frosted Fox Cake Shop works with couples to make the cake of their dreams. Awarded The Knot Best of Weddings in 2017 and 2018, The Frosted Fox Cake Shop will work with you on every detail from design, flavors, and creation. Every cake is baked from scratch and decorated by hand – giving careful attention to detail. Offering over a dozen cake flavors and filling options, the flavor creations are nearly endless.

“Jennifer at the Frosted Fox provided us with the most delicious wedding cake that we could ever have wanted. Lemon is our favorite flavor and the mixture with various fruit fillings was wonderful. For a deliciously moist and sumptuous cake, Frosted Fox is the perfect choice!”
-Leslie S, 5/28/18, The Knot

 

Nutmeg Cake Design

220 Krams Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19127
Tel: 267-908-5881 | www.nutmegcakedesign.com

Baking with the belief that the dessert should be the centerpiece of the culinary offerings of any event, Nutmeg Cake Design offers delicious cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and French macarons that are perfect for any occasion. Delicious flavor offerings for such as Earl Grey Tea-flavored cake and strawberry compote filling make a memorable flavors that will have guests asking for more. Nutmeg Cake Designs prides themselves on making edible art that is not only visually appealing, but kills it in the flavor department too.

“Meg’s Cake is ridiculously delicious! She is very nice and easy to communicate. I got my wedding cake here and everyone loves it! It is beautiful and tasteful! My husband said the taste is even greater than the trial we got. I highly recommend the champagne flavor. Can’t wait to get another cake from Nutmeg!”
-Chenyu W, 5/22/18, The Knot

Made by Jenna Jenkins

Night Kitchen Bakery & Cafe

7725 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Tel: 215-248-9235 | www.nightkitchenbakery.com

Baking cakes using the finest ingredients available, Night Kitchen Bakery and Cafe helps couples create the perfect wedding cake to reflect the style of the event. Their creations include traditional white wedding cakes as well as whimsical, unique, and modern designs.

“The Night Kitchen’s Pastry Chef, Lisa, was patient, professional, and met our expectations to what my husband and I wanted for our vision of an Afrikan-inspired wedding cake (that went directly with our wedding theme). The cake was superb- it was SO PERFECT that I didn’t want to cut into the 3 tiered, 3 different flavors…YUMMMMMM!”
-Tami’ka J, 11/18/2013, The Knot

 

 

 

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Wedding Budget Tips: The Wedding Cake

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When sitting down with their wedding budget, most couples are surprised to find how much a wedding cake can actually cost. Depending on the amount of guests that will attend the event, the cost can skyrocket pretty quickly. But don’t fret! There are ways to save with a little creativity and know-how so you can keep that budget under control.

Photo by Mary Alice Hall

Small Presentation Cake & Sheet Cake

If you have your heart set on a specific cake design but don’t have the funds to drop hundreds (or even thousands), consider having your baker make a small presentation cake and a sheet cake. The presentation cake will be cut in front of guests, while the sheet cake is what is served to guests to eat. This can sometimes save up to 50% of the cost of a standard wedding cake! You’ll get the best of both worlds…a beautiful cake for everyone to see and a delicious cake that keeps you on budget.

 

 

Photo by Clarence Chan

Skip The Baker, Hit The Grocery Store

Did you know that places like your local grocery store or big box store offers baking services? You can save tons of cash by opting to have your cake baked and decorated there instead of at a fancy bakery. If your wedding cake plans are fairly simple, stop into your local store to ask if they’re able to make it. The employees who work in these departments are always trained bakers, so don’t let the store name scare you! You’re guaranteed to save big time with this little switch.

 

 

Photo by Laura Murray Photography

Keep it Simple

The bigger and more extravagant the cake is, the more it will cost you. By keeping the flavors, patterns, and topper simple, your costs will be kept down. Think of it this way – time is money. Choosing a simple flavor like chocolate, vanilla, or lemon will also result in a more affordable cake, because your baker won’t need to purchase additional ingredients. You can also DIY your cake topper and give it to your baker instead of having them create something edible!

 

 

 

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