Bella’s Bakery offers custom cakes designed to compliment your wedding day by your specifications. Whether it’s a three-tier square with piped dots and hydrangea topper or a four-tier fondant with ribbon and fresh daisies, they can set you up.
Lower Sackville 449-882
CAKES BY DARLENE
Darlene Babin, president and owner of Shelburne-based Cakes by Darlene, has a long history of cake decorating going back to 1980. Babin’s unique design can be ordered and enjoyed throughout HRM and the South Shore, with a wide selection of elegant and customized cakes made to your specifications.
Jordan Bay, Shelburne 875-5004
CAKES BY DEBRA
Specialty cakes and cupcakes for all occasions made to order by Debra Barkhouse. Cakes by Debra offers a variety of cake and cupcake flavours and designs to choose from. You can work with Debra to create your dream wedding order. Plus, wedding delivery and set up is available in the HRM, cake tastings and don't forget about the wedding shower and stagette too!
Carrington Place, Clayton Park, 266-4294
CITY GIRL CAKES
Lookie here for fabulous, contemporary cakes you can book a year in advance of your wedding. Expect simple, elegant cakes and cupcakes, customized and personalized in a variety of yummy flavours. And if you have an idea for your dream cake, contact City Girl for a no-obligation quote.
COCOA AND HONEY
Using local ingredients like Laughing Whale coffee and Hutton Family Farm produce, Cocoa and Honey crafts fairly-traded organic artisan chocolate and confections that melt in your mouth and satisfy any craving. Specializing in adorably packaged wedding favours and dessert catering, you’ll be able to give your guests the sweetest thank you. Available online at etsy.com/shop/cocoaandhoney or at the Historic Farmers’ Market.
FROSTING CAKE AND EVENT DESIGN
Norma Snow and her partner Melinda are custom order queens, providing buttercream and fondant cakes, custom designed cupcakes and cake pops for pre-order with seasonal favorites, gluten-free options and custom flavour requests available at special request. One glance through their cake gallery and you’ll be wondering how people consume such gorgeous masterpieces. Frosting does wedding cake tastings and consultations monthly so be sure to reserve a date and time in advance.
250 Baker Drive in Dartmouth, 449-2253
Kelly Day and Crystal Ross are childhood friends and NSCAD grads whose shared enthusiasm for fine sweets and art led to start Gateaux Rose: “We are passionate about fine desserts and decadent baked sweets. Our goal is to provide artful, gourmet cakes and dessert tables that reflect your sense of style and the atmosphere of your special occasion.” They’ve got cakes from$40 to $300.
GLENEAGLE GOURMET BAKERY
A bakery that produces decadent, wonderful treats, from cookies, squares and macaroons, and all the bread you want. They can also do your wedding cake to your specifications.
287 Lacewood Drive, 445-3347
978 Cole Harbour Road, 462-6606
Sunnyside Mall, 1535 Bedford Highway, 835-5434
GOURMANDISES AVENUE PATISSERIE FINE
Jean-Pierre Gallois and his partner, Yseult Bertic, are Patissier Chocolatier Glacier Confiseurs with over 20 years of experience. They will create the cake of your dreams, covered with a smooth “classic rolled” fondant, Victorian dark or ivory chocolate glaze and butter cream, finished with fancy and delicate hand-piped royal icing. Prices start at $235, up to over $500.
31 Cow Bay Road, Eastern Passage 463-9138
A locally owned, family-run business offering cupcakes and custom cakes. Hello Cupcakes can provide unique, creative cupcake designs that are the perfect centerpiece for your big event and can deliver them around the HRM and beyond. A half-dozen cupcakes start at $13, and cakes can be had from $30.
JULIEN'S PASTRY SHOP
We don’t know about you, but strawberries and champagne buttercream cake sounds pretty amazing. Almond and orange poundcake sounds like a must- have, too. And they’re just two of the flavours available to customers of the Chester-based bakery with the Hydrostone outlet. Order cakes three to four weeks in advance---perfection takes a little time.
5517 Young Street 455-9717
Layers makes fancy works of art in delicious cake form (or moist melt-in-your mouth cupcake size if you prefer). Its bright cheery storefront is right downtown so you don't have to put a ring on it to get a little something tasty. Having studied in the art of cake-making with world-renowned couture cake designer and sugar flower master Betty Van Norstrand, Jennifer Harrison will make sure you get something as equally beautiful as it is yummy. For wedding cakes she recommends booking at least six months in advance and eight to 10 months ahead in peak season, just to be safe.
1276 Barrington Street, 446-2206
LE FRENCH FIX PATISSERIE
Bring the magic of Paris to your dessert table. Geoffroy Chevallier specializes in French pastry crafting mini works of art in petit fours, macarons and other desserts that will add a little romance to any event.
Piper Cakes does both traditional and artistic cake design, from old-fashioned Victorian to modern, topsy turvy or Mad Hatter, goth or steampunk. (Steampunk wedding cake sounds awesome.) Also on offer are cookie favours, chocolates and candy buffets. Please inquire about package deals for cakes and favours, with single-tier wedding cakes starting at $100, up to four-tier at $500.
THE SUGAR QUEEN
"I love what I do," explains Annaleisa Scigliano, pastry chef at the Prince George Hotel and cake-maker extraordinaire, on her website. "I love creating the perfect wedding cake for brides (and grooms), I love enhancing special events for friends and family, and I LOVE finding the perfect dessert to enhance any special occasion. I will go the extra mile to make your occasion memorable....so please contact me and let me know what you need for your event!!"
SUSIE'S SHORTBREADS AND CUPCAKES
If you’re in the market for a cupcake tower for your wedding, you won’t find a broader or deeper selection than at Susie’s. How about a cocktail cupcake? Cosmopolitans and pina coladas are available. Or a pumpkin spice? Gluten-free? Caramallow? Fluffernutter? Pineapple upside-down? Still want to cut the cake? You can add on a top-tier cake for tradition. Or how about special wedding cookies in elegant, white mini-boxes for your guests to enjoy? Sky's the limit.
1589 Dresden Row and 218 Chain Lake Drive, 406-7075
Temptress specializes in cakes for all occasions, but with a naughty/weird twist. Let your imagination go wild, from the goth wedding cakes to naughty stagette and bachelor party delights, from cute to risque, you choose and they bake (and deliver to you free, in the HRM). A plethora of flavours is available, including almond, strawberry, white chocolate liqueur and carrot.
TRINITY'S BAKED DESIGNS
Trinity Frizzell is a self-taught baker and has been designing and decorating cakes for 15 years. Pricing is determined on a cake-by-cake basis, depending on the complexity of the design. Once you have figured out roughly what the cake you want looks like and how many people you need to feed, Frizzell can give you a pretty accurate price estimate.