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Top 5 Raleigh Wedding Cake Bakeries

The Ultimate Guide to Raleigh Wedding Cake Bakeries & Boutiques

Maybe you’ve dreamed of a classic white frosting, three tiered, rose covered wedding cake. Or maybe you’re a trendsetter and want a wall of rainbow sprinkle donuts! Either way, right here in the Triangle Area of NC, there’s a wedding cake bakery just waiting for you. Grab your fork and your partner for the sweetest pre-wedding date – the wedding cake tasting! In this blog we have given you a customized guide to Durham and Raleigh wedding cake bakeries and boutiques. The Cupcake Shoppe, Pastry Works, Sweet Traditions, Sugar Euphoria, and The Mad Hatter’s Cafe & Bakeshop each offer only the best quality confections and truly artistic designs. Get your appetite ready, and your napkins set, because these Raleigh wedding cake professionals are here to win over all of your tastebuds!

All of the photos in this post are from a special Southern Bride & Groom editorial which featured these five Raleigh-Durham wedding cake artists. The shoot took place at a wonderful Chapel Hill wedding venue, Carolina Club. All photos are by one of our talented wedding photographers, Cara Galati of f8 Photo Studios.

Three Classic Elegant White Raleigh Wedding Cakes by The Cupcake Shoppe f8 Photo Studios

The Cupcake Shoppe, a Raleigh Cupcake Boutique and Delicious Wedding Cake Vendor

The Cupcake Shoppe is your one stop shop for fresh and fantastic wedding desserts. Not a fan of cake? The Cupcake Shoppe can design a beautiful wedding cake for you and surround it with an array of different desserts that satisfy everyone’s taste buds. Their bakers prepare 12-15 specialty cupcakes and other creative confections like breakfast pastries, croissants, brownies, seasonal bars & cookies, ice cream sandwiches, homemade marshmallows and more. For over ten years, The Cupcake Shoppe has been one of the best Raleigh wedding cake vendors, and a Southern Bride and Groom favorite.

Artistic White Wedding Cake Flower Blossom Cake Topper Raleigh NC The Cupcake Shoppe f8 Photo Studios
Simple Three Tier White Wedding Cake with Beautiful Southern Monogram and White Blossom Topper The Cupcake Shoppe
Vibrant Colorful Close up of Raleigh Wedding Cake with Summer Florals Red Yellow Pink The Cupcake Shoppe

Pastry Works, The Raleigh Wedding Cake and Dessert Division of Catering Works

If you’re a bride or groom who likes wedding planning to be easy and straightforward, you’ll love working with Pastry Works. Why? Because Pastry Works is part of one of Raleigh’s best catering teams, Catering Works. Imagine your caterer and baker being the same point of contact! Amazing. Not only that, but Pastry Works creates wedding cakes that are artistic masterpieces. Pastry Works has a reputation for designing wedding cakes that feature exquisite details and delightful flavors. Our team at Southern Bride and Groom see Pastry Work’s wedding cake creations as mouth watering eye candy! PS – Catering Works has a floral division, too.

Modern Square Three Tier Wedding Cake with Blue Bird Painting and White Flowers Pastry Works f8 Photo Studios
Stunning Square Three Tier Wedding Cake Artistic Blue Bird Painted Icing Pastry Works f8 Photo Studios
Close up of Stunning Blue Bird and Gold Painted Modern Wedding Cake with White Floral by Pastry Works Photo by f8 Photo Studios

Sweet Traditions, a Cupcake Shop in Wake Forest NC that Creates Wedding Cakes and Desserts for the Triangle Area

Don’t let their name fool you, Sweet Traditions is cooking up modern and delicious wedding cakes for the trendiest brides and grooms in the Triangle. Located in Wake Forest, Sweet Traditions has become one of the top wedding cake destinations in NC. Check out their accent desserts which includes a menu of amazing macaron towers, cookies, and mini cake desserts to add to the wedding. Sweet Traditions uses the best ingredients and lots of imagination to create the perfect personalized wedding desserts for any style of wedding, from classic to out of the box. Keep an eye out for Sweet Traditions’ mobile cupcake trailer that travels across Raleigh, Cary, Apex, and Durham weekly for wedding cake tastings on the go!

Modern Dessert Table with White Pink Wedding Cake Macaroon Towers Miniature Cakes by Sweet Traditions f8 Photo Studios
Romantic Whimsical Modern Miniature Raleigh Wedding Cake Slices Pink and Blue Flower Toppers Sweet Traditions f8 Photo Studios

Sugar Euphoria, a Boutique Custom Wedding Cake Design Studio in Raleigh NC

Sugar Euphoria is as heavenly as it sounds. This custom wedding cake design studio in downtown Raleigh has the secret recipe: fresh and flavorful ingredients paired with gorgeous design. Sugar Euphoria can design a stand alone wedding cake, or a dessert buffet that will wow your guests. Want your cake to fit your wedding theme? Sugar Euphoria will work with each bride and groom’s special requests and unique tastes to design the wedding cake of their dreams. Sugar Euphoria’s wedding cake philosophy says it all,

“Our confectionery creations begin with natural, locally-sourced ingredients and end with an editorial aesthetic, full of bold, yet romantic accents.”

Modern Minimalist White Wedding Cake with Fun Orange and Yellow Citrus Decoration Sugar Euphoria f8 Photo Studios
Fun Modern Citrus Orange and Yellow Decorations on Elegant White Four Tier Wedding Cake by Sugar Euphoria f8 Photo Studios
Close up of Fun Modern Citrus Orange and Yellow Wedding Cake Decorations Sugar Euphoria Raleigh NC f8 Photo Studios

Mad Hatter’s, a Cafe and Bakeshop in Durham, NC that Creates Amazing Custom Wedding Cakes

The Mad Hatter’s Cafe & Bakeshop has been a Durham staple for decades. And over the years, they have often accommodated their fans for their special day. But in the past couple of years their wedding cake program has become a focus, with the addition of an amazing pastry chef who is a true artist when it comes to design. Today, their wedding cakes are custom made with stunning artistic designs that will have guests dropping their jaws and their forks! Want a taste test? Pop by Mad Hatter’s – right beside the Whole Foods in Durham on Main Street. They have a cafe open for lunch and breakfast. Plus, they always have a smörgåsbord of sweets. Perhaps a cookie tower or cupcake bar is more of what you have in mind for your modern NC wedding.

Classy Elegant Champagne and Pink Gold Floral Wedding Cake by Mad Hatter's Cafe and Bakehshop f8 Photo Studios
Stunning Artistic Pink Dogwood and Gold Icing Wedding Cake by Mad Hatter's Cafe and Bakeshop f8 Photo Studios
Pink Raleigh NC Dogwood Blossoms and Gold Icing Mad Hatter's Cafe and Bakeshop f8 Photo Studios

We hope you loved our Raleigh wedding cake guide! What was your favorite design? This initial attraction is a great starting point for making your appointments. Whether you want a classic or creative design, wedding cake or dessert bar, these local NC bakeries have it all. Listen to your taste buds and you can’t make the wrong decision. Happy wedding planning!

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