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The Best Custom (and Wedding) Cakes in Toronto

Posted by Robyn Urback / October 5, 2012

wedding cakes torontoThe best custom and wedding cakes in Toronto look far too good to eat. While layers of delicious cake and buttercream are just waiting for consumption below that surface of fondant or extra buttercream, it seems almost a shame to dissect what otherwise would be considered a work of art. The bakeries on this list combine their winning cake recipes with creative structural ingenuity (yet, for some reason, mainstream architects get all the glory), producing celebration centerpieces that will certainly get guests talking.

Here is the list of the best custom and wedding cakes in Toronto.

See also:

The best cupcakes in Toronto
The best new bakeries in Toronto, 2011
The best pies in Toronto

Bobbette & Belle

Bobbette & Belle

Past the pristine macarons and elegant light bites is a back room bakery making magic out of cake batter. No, really, these wedding and special occasion cakes look as though they were plucked straight out of a storybook fairytale. Clean, creative, and expertly detailed, these cakes are more works of art than something to add to the menu. But, alas, you’ll never find a frame. Custom cakes at Bobbette & Belle start at $500. More »

Bakerbots

Bakerbots

Yes, Bakerbots makes a delicious ice cream sandwich, but Rosanne Pezzelli has more than a winning cookie recipe in her bag of tricks. Working with red velvet and pistachio, and a laundry list of buttercreams, Bakerbots creates incredible, edible special occasional and wedding cakes in various forms. Oh look, it's Russel from Up! And, uh, a pig. Prices depend on the order, though there is a $150 minimum on occasion cakes, and $500 on wedding cakes. More »

For the Love of Cake

For the Love of Cake

Home of the so-called 4-D cupcake, For the Love of Cake takes its custom cake to an even further dimension (the fifth?!) with 15 base flavours and 15 different types of buttercreams to choose from. This Liberty Village bake shop makes basic cakes starting at $45, right up to lavish, multi-tiered wedding cakes, and custom creations starting at $200. If you like your cake in the shape of, say, a burger and fries (why not?) this is your shop. More »

Dessert Trends

Dessert Trends

With an Olympic champion at its helm (uh, Culinary Olympic champion, that is), Dessert Trends excels in design especially when it comes to wedding cakes. Its catalogue of signature styles oozes elegance and flair (to reiterate, we’re still talking about cakes, not dresses), with the option, of course, to design a cake that’s all your own. Mango raspberry is said to be among its most delicious flavours, with the choice of a buttercream, fondant, or white chocolate finish. Cakes usually start at $350. More »

Le Dolci

Le Dolci

While many of us have been wooed by its window-side cupcake styles, it seems its creations only get better when Le Dolci works with a bigger canvas. Seasoned in the art of the kid-friendly custom cake, Le Dolci creates whimsy with a little fondant and frosting, as well as simple and pretty custom wedding cakes. And whether it’s a roaring T-rex or three-tiered wedding cake, all orders are either chocolate or vanilla, and processed in a totally nut-free environment. Most cakes start around $350. More »

Yummy Stuff

Yummy Stuff

Eight cake flavours to choose from and plenty of mousses and buttercreams, Yummy Stuff’s signature is a sugar cookie adornment that adds a little extra decoration to its decadent treats. That’s not to say, however, that the Parkdale bakery can’t produce a sleek, painted, multi-tiered wedding cake, or a sophisticated something for a birthday or family celebration. This bakery is less about wild forms that don’t look like cakes, than about actual cake-shaped-cakes that, appropriately, look good enough to eat. More »

I Do Wedding Cakes

I Do Wedding Cakes

I Do Wedding Cakes is constantly raising the bar in terms of what, exactly, it can form from a cake. Mercedes convertible? Sure. Vanity covered in sticky notes? No problem. A detail-heavy baby grand? But of course! Olivia Nguyen is a true pro when it comes to custom cakes, and also offers affordable options in her I Do! Collection of wedding cakes. With nearly a dozen flavour options to choose from, multi-tiered cakes start at $350. More »

Discussion

49 Comments

TJ / October 5, 2012 at 11:47 am
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Terrible list due to price. I contacted 6 of the 10 on this list including 3 who claim they start at about $350. $350 got you a generic white cake that feeds about 50-60ppl plus you have to pay for delivery which ranged for me at $75-150.
Chris replying to a comment from TJ / October 5, 2012 at 12:19 pm
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Strange comment - you think the list is "terrible" because of the prices? You must have misunderstood the list - its not the "custom cakes that provide the best value for your money" list, it's simply the "best custom cakes" list, irrespective of price.
Rebecca / October 5, 2012 at 12:45 pm
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Cakestar on Lakeshore in Etobicoke.
Lauren / October 5, 2012 at 02:13 pm
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Connie Cupcake! New atelier on Belmont St. - incredibly beautiful designs and her stuff tastes amazing. http://conniecupcake.com/
Cake Lover / October 5, 2012 at 02:36 pm
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Sullivan and Bleeker does amazing cakes and cupcakes.

They were even on that reality show Cake Wars.

The owner, Elyse, is really nice and professional.

http://sullivanandbleeker.com/
christine replying to a comment from Lauren / October 5, 2012 at 03:14 pm
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Yes, I 2nd Connie Cupcake. Crazy beautiful works of art.
double j / October 5, 2012 at 05:27 pm
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Sally Bratt of House of the Rising Cake does amazing work!

http://www.houseoftherisingcake.ca
House of the Rising Cake / October 5, 2012 at 05:36 pm
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Anyone complaining that $300 is too expensive for a wedding cake has NO idea what is involved in creating one. I often spend over 48 hours on a single 3 tiered wedding cake. If I were to charge under $300 for one, after I subtract my ingredients, supplies and overhead costs, I would be making less than $6 an hour.

Knowing that, do you still think a starting rate of $300 is too much? Would YOU want to work for under $6 an hour?

I didn't think so.
House of the Rising Cake replying to a comment from House of the Rising Cake / October 5, 2012 at 05:43 pm
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Even for a basic, plain, fondant covered cake to serve 60 people, $300 is only $5 a serving. If you go to a restaurant you wont get a plated dessert for under $5. My cakes are all made from scratch with natural flavourings, I make all of my fillings and icings as well. Nothing is from a box or a jar. I think $5 for a slice of my cake would be a very reasonable price.
storage pods / October 5, 2012 at 05:53 pm
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Quality articles or reviews is the main to be a focus for the viewers
to go to see the web page, that's what this web page is providing.
House of the Rising Cake replying to a comment from double j / October 5, 2012 at 08:38 pm
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Thanks! :)
cathy / October 6, 2012 at 08:54 am
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Looking forward to the next 100 comments about who's aunt and sister that makes cakes from there home didn't make it on this list and should have. Boo hoo. The list is complied by reader votes. Thats it. Get over it folks.
Ross / October 9, 2012 at 09:33 pm
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Dessert Lady (in Toronto) has some impressive cakes.
Montgomery / October 17, 2012 at 11:31 pm
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PATRICIA's CAKE CREATIONS is the best! Her cakes taste delicious and are pieces of art!

Strongly recommend!
Michelle / October 18, 2012 at 11:13 am
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Visit Cakestar for the best custom cake...you always get what you pay for! www.cakestar.ca Barb and Monja do an amazing job! Been going to them for years!
DEW Imagery / October 18, 2012 at 04:00 pm
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These are some really tasty looking cakes! Great list of resources.
Fernanda / October 26, 2012 at 10:59 am
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Bobette and Belle, and Cake Opera are REALLY THE BEST!!! they are pricey but it's really hard work to make a cake with lots of elegant details.
Mick / October 31, 2012 at 02:04 pm
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I have spent some time looking at wedding cakes/sites of late as my girlfriend creates customised cake toppers. www.etsy.com/listing/113595069/personalized-kokeshi-doll-wedding-cake I must say that the skill level, detail and intricacy on all of the above cakes never ceases to amaze me. A very impressive collection.
Nancy / November 22, 2012 at 12:58 pm
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Dessert Lady has some really nice custom cakes. I buy cakes for my kids and my husband and they love it. The service is great and the taste delicious. They just recently won an award for their work. It's my fav place and I highy recommend them.
Jen / November 23, 2012 at 12:54 pm
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Empire Bakery has the best, hands down. The website doesn't give enough credit for all the designs they have.
Marriya Luis / December 29, 2012 at 08:49 am
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Nice Post! i am totally agree with you....


Thanks for sharing your experience...
mickey replying to a comment from TJ / January 13, 2013 at 02:52 pm
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http://www.cakesbymickey.com

Mickey Custom Cake Design is a family run cake and cupcake studio
Description
Custom cakes and cupcakes are handmade to order and pricing will depend on the size and complexity of the cake.
The primary determination of the cost of your cake is not only the ingredients, but primarily in the labour / effort hours required in order to create your individualized custom cake.
On a general note, novelty cake prices start at $150
Mario / February 26, 2013 at 02:21 pm
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I had very good experience with Bobbette & Belle. Thanks. Mario. toronto wedding photography studio
Gira / March 19, 2013 at 04:10 am
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Visit TorontoCakery for costume Cakes and home-made taste Cookies..You can Order Online and have it delivered where you wish!!
Jasa Import Barang / March 23, 2013 at 03:28 am
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Chritine / March 23, 2013 at 08:35 pm
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The best tasting and most beautifully designed cakes north of Toronto goes to Melissa L'Abbe Cake Designs. Check out her website, I found her on-line under Canada's Prettiest Cakes as well. Delicious cakes!
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Terra Borody / June 15, 2013 at 09:13 pm
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www.weddingcakesbyhelena.com

Great value for your money. Very unique.
Terra Borody replying to a comment from Terra Borody / June 15, 2013 at 09:14 pm
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http://www.weddingcakesbyhelena.com/
Carol / June 22, 2013 at 10:30 am
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Try Cocoa Fancy... www.cocoafancy.com They deliver, and offer reasonable prices. Cakes are delicious and beautiful! I used them for my wedding, and later my son's 1st birthday party. People are still talking about the cake!
Casey / August 8, 2013 at 01:19 pm
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Greetings! Very useful advice within this article!
It's the little changes that make the greatest changes. Thanks for sharing!
Natalie / August 20, 2013 at 11:30 pm
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I love Eva Christina Cakes.They are located on St Clair Ave.They do amazing cakes and very tasty pastry.The prices are affordable as well.I just got my bachelloret cake made by them and it was more then I ask for.Try the Amandina -decadent chocolate.The best in town!
Stefano / August 20, 2013 at 11:39 pm
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I totally agree with you.Eva Christina Cakes offers good quality desserts and they do very good job in decorating cakes.I got my son a B day cake from them.My son was happy.I also buy for my wife the Walnut Macaroni from there.Very unique product.I can`find it anywhere else
Steven / August 21, 2013 at 12:35 am
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Do they have gluten-free cakes?


Dinah / August 22, 2013 at 10:13 pm
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Have you guys heard of Cool Cakes and Pastries? Their store at #4 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, ON. They have an amazing designs of cakes. You imagine it, and they will create it. check out their website, www.coolcakesandpasties.com
natalie / September 16, 2013 at 11:44 pm
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YES,Eva Christina Cakes they have gluten free products.
Check the facebook page :evachristinadesserts. or go at the location (964 St Clair Ave w corner with Oakwood Ave
natalie / September 16, 2013 at 11:45 pm
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www.evachristinacakes.com
Cyrus / September 30, 2013 at 08:34 pm
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Cakeaholic Toronto is a great affordable option. They do real, decorated 3 tier cakes for $350 that feed 80. They also have the best tasting wedding cake I have ever tried.
Cyrus / September 30, 2013 at 08:36 pm
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Cakeaholic Toronto's website is www.cakeaholic.ca
Cyrus / September 30, 2013 at 08:36 pm
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Cakeaholic Toronto's website is http://www.cakeaholic.ca
Alex / March 18, 2014 at 05:19 pm
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I usually order birthday cakes for my son at http://www.empirebakery.ca. They sell European style sour cream cakes and the rates are much lower then what i saw in the discussion here.
Roxanna M. / March 20, 2014 at 02:15 pm
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The best chocolate cake I ever had in my life, very moist and delicious and they are very fast at responding to you. I'm ordering from them for the past 3 years for every occasion we had. My sons birthdays, cookies for school etc, love them
Roxanna M. / March 20, 2014 at 02:18 pm
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Cakes by Mickey
https://www.facebook.com/CakesByMickey
Toronto Wedding Photographer / April 23, 2014 at 12:25 am
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This Toronto Wedding Cake list is perfect.
I'm going to refer all my Toronto Wedding Photography clients to your post here. Thanks again BlogTO for another amazing post.
Anna / July 21, 2014 at 10:23 am
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Empire Bakery is the best! Honey cakes, sour cream cakes and so many other option , You can order cake by email, phonen, from web site or visit store. This bakery makes amazing dicoration of wedding and customs cake! I am sure you like itl
Birthday Cakes In Gurgaon / November 10, 2014 at 04:03 am
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This is the best cake for a wedding and some special Special event. It is a special touch for special occasions. I will make custom cakes for all occasions from 1st birthday's to weddings. Thanks for sharing this valuable article.
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Manish / November 13, 2014 at 07:27 am
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Very nice cakes. i really like those. some custom cakes for kids in pune.

thanks!
Manish

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