Wedding Cakes across the World
The "Sweet" Tradition
One of the oldest traditions of a wedding day is the cake. This tradition started in Ancient Rome, where a cake of wheat or barley was broken over the bride's head to bring good fortune to the couple. During the 16th century, the “bride's pie” was served at most weddings. Different from the modern sweet wedding cake, bride pie is savoury and rich in flavor. The tradition has changed from century to century with different styles and flavors. By the medieval days, the English stopped with the plain ol’ wheat cake and starting stacking spiced buns, scones, and cookies as high as possible;a precursor to the tiered cakes of today. The bride and groom would then try to kiss over it. The legend said if they smooched successfully without letting the whole thing topple over, they’d have good fortune! A French chef thought the pile of pastries was tacky and recommended creating a nice stack with pieces of broom handle, but the nice tiers wouldn’t catch on for a couple centuries .
Since this tradition is much to be celebrated, we would like to feature several amazing wedding cake makers all around the world to bring you beautiful and delicious cakes that hopefully bring you inspiration for your own wedding day! And if a cakemaker we feature below is near you - even better!
Stephanie's Berlin Cakes
How pretty is this cake?! It is NOT just a cake - It is a MAGICAL garden! This whimsical cake has all the layers, texture, and color without being overwhelming. It is simple, yet unique and beautiful. We love this style of cake for any wedding.
This one was created by CakesBerlin, located in Berlin, which opened in 2015, and creates special treats and cakes that many rave about!
The focus of this cake shop is to create natural and colorful cakes that taste delicious. CakesBerlin crafts the cake between layers of moist texture and delightful cream.
More CakesBerlin cakes are shown below:
Stephanie’s CakesBerlin prides itself when a bride likes to break tradition and choses a cake that is tailored to her style and desire. Some of the popular flavors are:
Chocolate cake & Oreo cream
Vanilla, Salted Caramel & Chocolate cream
Lemon-Mixed Berries & Vanilla cream cheese
Carrot Cake & Vanilla cream cheese
Lily Vanilli Bakery
Since 2008, Lily has been renowned for her innovative cake designs, baking and market leading modernization. Located in London and Tbilisi, Lily Vanilli is well known for her delicious cakes, treats and desserts. She is the author of three best selling recipe books including Sweet Tooth, A Zombie ate my Cupcake, and 2018's #BakeforSyria which went straight to #1 on Amazon, with all proceeds going to support children displace by the war in Syria. Find out more about Lily and her cakes HERE.
Lily takes pride in everything created. With every bespoke, only using delicious, seasonal organic produce including unrefined molasses-rich sugars, artisanal chocolate, organic flour, Malden Sea Salt, French Unsalted Butter, free range eggs and seasonal fruit and flowers from local growers and florists.
In 2000, Confectionate Cakes, (formerly, Laura's Cakes and Pastry) was opened by Chef Laura where she introduced her line of impressive wedding cakes to brides and grooms that were not only beautiful for their special day but tasted delicious as well.
Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, this cake venue is known for it's unique design and choice of flavors. Some of the popular flavors include: key lime fantasy, sweet potatoe spice, and traditional vanilla. Some of the filling options include: cinnamon apple and fresh strawberry.
Chef Laura also insists that if you don't see a flavor of your liking, to let her know as she is open to suggestions to make your cake exactly how you have desired.
Find out more about Chef Laura and Confectionate Cakes HERE.
Cake Works is located in Hawaii run by Chef Abigail Langlas. The perfect cakemaker for your Hawaii destination wedding! Chef Abi is a cake designer and culinary artist and the former pastry chef for the award-winning Honolulu Coffee Company.
Cake Works is a full-scale bakery, producing an array of french macarons, gourmet eclairs, scones, decorated cookies, marshmallows, wedding cakes and cupcakes.
If you are planning a destination wedding to Hawaii, look no further for your wedding cake! Find out more HERE.
Attention to detail and style on a wedding cake that will complement your special day is a MUST. Check out how adorable the above cake is!
This Alberta, Canada cakemaker even offers a personal delivery service can accommodate the Banff, Canmore, Lake Louise, Kananaskis & Calgary Canada areas, to ensure the cake reaches the venue in perfect condition.
All cakes and buttercream is made from scratch with good old fashioned flour, milk, eggs and butter. We are loving the dorest themed cakes of all varieties - they are so charming!
Find out more HERE.