After the stress of booking a reception site for your wedding, finding a photographer and picking out the right invitations, it’s time to have some fun by selecting a great place to get your wedding cake. But where should you go? In the Chicago area, you can choose from an assortment of bakeries that offer a wide variety of cakes that range from traditional to custom creations that reflect you and your fiance’s personalities and interests. It’s worth noting that many bakeries get numerous orders during the busy wedding months, so make sure to book your cake several months in advance. To get started in finding the right bakery for your wedding cake in the Chicago area, check out the following five vendors.
Oak Mill Bakery
2204 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
Whether you want a budget-friendly cake or are looking for something more ornate, consider looking at Oak Mill Bakery. Named the Bride’s Choice Award by WeddingWire, the bakery offers an assortment of cake flavors, frosting flavors and fillings so you and your significant other can create a memorable combination of flavors. Instead of a traditional cake, you can go the cupcake route for a fun treat. Oak Mill also offers a sweet table selection for couples who want to serve more than just cake, with cupcakes, mini tarts and cake pops among the options available.
Amy Beck Cake Design
636 N. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642
Whether you want a traditional three-tier cake with splashes of color or something more original, consider looking at cakes from Amy Beck Cake Design. “Couples can make their cake completely their own,” owner Amy Beck explained. “We have made up to nine-tier towering cakes or a 150-person Stanley Cup wedding cake. Whatever you can think of, we can make,” she said. You can also get creative with cake flavors and fillings, which are listed on the venue’s website. Among its accolades, Amy Beck Cake Design was named “Best of Weddings: Wedding Cakes and Desserts” by The Knot and is also the official cake provider for The Drake Hotel.
Central Continental Bakery
101 S. Main St.
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
Do you want to mix and match your wedding cake with delightful cake flavors and fillings? Then consider checking out Central Continental Bakery’s selection. The bakery offers an assortment of flavors, including Bavarian fillings, and can create wedding cakes in an assortment of shapes. If you want to satisfy your sweet tooth, then consider adding a sweet table with a selection of desserts, including mousse cups, cannoli and eclairs.
Weber’s Bakery Inc.
7055 W. Archer Ave.
Chicago, IL 60638
Located in Chicago’s Garfield Ridge neighborhood, Weber’s Bakery offers an assortment of cake flavors and fillings so you can create a customized combination for your wedding cake. Whether it’s fruit preserves, cannoli, buttercream or fudge, your cake can include your favorite fillings. Weber’s wedding cakes can serve between 30 and 500 people, so you can be assured you’ll have plenty of cake for your guests. The bakery offers cupcakes, too, instead of the traditional tiered wedding cake, and it delivers within the Chicago area. The bakery can also help you design a customized cake if you’d like to step away from the traditional wedding cake design.
5348 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640
If you would like to drool on your keyboard, take a look at the flavors and fillings available for wedding cakes from Swedish Bakery, located in Chicago’s Andersonvillve neighborhood. The bakery offers a wide selection of cake and filling flavors, with filling flavors that include mocha mousse, coffee mousse and an assortment of fruit preserves. From fondant and buttercream to marzipan and ganache, Swedish Bakery has an assortment of cake designs. The bakery also has a selection of mini desserts for sweet tables.
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