The Best Custom (and Wedding) Cakes in Toronto
The 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.
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.
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.
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.
Hello, options. The Wedding Cake Shoppe goes beyond the typical cake choices with flavours including apple spice cake and orange ginger, plus two-dozen buttercream varieties! In short, it's terrible for party planners who can’t make decisions, but wonderful for everyone else. The Wedding Cake Shoppe’s designs certainly have a clean, modern flair, though custom orders can be designed in virtually any style imaginable. Best to call the shop for a specific quote.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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