Looking to find the perfect wedding cake in Ottawa for your big day? The Capital has tons of amazing bakeries and custom cake artists, and only a handful of those really specialize in wedding cakes.
The right decorator can bring your wedding vision to life, and add to your wedding’s aesthetic with a show-stopping display. A wedding cake doesn’t have to be extravagant (or costly) to make jaws drop, it just has to come together perfectly.
Here’s a list of the bakeries that do just that – they create the best custom wedding cakes in Ottawa.
Here’s where to get a wedding cake in Ottawa.
Dulce Cake Design
Dulce couture cakes are the picture of wedding cake sophistication. These magazine-ready wedding cakes are the work of owner Gabriela, a certified Cake Designer from Bonnie Gorden who has studied cake design in schools in both Europe and North America. Gabriela worked one-on-one with each and every couple to understand, inspire, and bring to life their wedding vision. The result? An incredible portfolio of show-stopping and elegant tiered wedding cakes and cupcake towers.
Her work can be seen on her website, where she showcases her many draw-dropping designs and walks you through the process of imagining and creating your custom wedding cake.
Her shop is located in Kanata.
Another great option for custom wedding cakes in the Ottawa area is D’Cake, a company that specializes in made-to-order cakes. All of D’Cake’s creations are made entirely from scratch and by hand.
D’Cake is the perfect decorator if you’re looking for a simple and elegant mini wedding cake.
D’Cake can create custom cakes for any occasion, and their Instagram boasts an impressive collection of custom cakes and creations for wedding cakes. D’Cake asks for 14 days lead time for orders, and last minute accommodations can be made only if their schedule permits.
An industry expert, ThimbleCakes specializes in gorgeous, understated, elegant tiered wedding cakes in Ottawa.
If you’re looking for a show-stopping piece for your big day, ThimbleCakes is a perfect choice. Not only do they do delivery and set-up, they can provide large pedestals and tiers as needed for that incredible cake display of your dreams.
ThimbleCakes doesn’t do in house consultations. Instead, they send you a box of mini cupcakes of all different flavours to let you sample and discuss as you choose. What a great way to turn an evening in into a cake-planning party with your hubby-to-be or bridesmaids.
ThimbleCakes offers an incredible selection of flavours, which can be mixed & matched from layer to layer.
Cake flavour choices are vanilla bean, rich chocolate, marbled vanilla and chocolate, chocolate chip or lemon. Filling choices are housemade fudge, housemade lemon curd, raspberry puree, cookie dough or simply vanilla bean frosting.
More info and photos of their creations can be found on their website.
Sweet Song Cake
If you’re looking for a cake that’s more extravagant, colourful, and over-the-top, Sweet Song Cake is one of Ottawa’s most adventurous cake designers who is up to the task. Think 7+- tiered cakes, black, gold, and red wedding cakes, gorgeously textured cakes, and cakes that are straight out of a fairytale.
You can view their impressive collection here.
Owner Irina is a veteran cake decorator who specialized in event cakes and wedding cakes in Ottawa.
Wedding Cake Costs
How much should you expect to pay for a custom wedding cake in Ottawa? It depends on how big and elaborate you want it to be. You should expect to pay anywhere from $130 (for a one-layer, one colour cake with regular icing) to $500 (for a multi-tier, elaborate cake with fondant and details). Extravagant multi-tiered cakes can cost up to $1,000!
Things To Decide
Before ordering your cake, here’s some things you should know:
- How many people you’re looking to serve. This will determine the size of the cake.
- The Shape Of The Cake You Want. Typically, bakeries offer square or round tiers, and wedding cakes are usually round. You can create custom shapes upon request.
- Any allergies or dietary requirements from your guest list.
- Cake flavour and colour. The bakery will have a list of flavours for inside the cake, for the cake filling, and the cake icing. They can do most colours, but many custom cake designers don’t work with dark colours or jewel tones, so check with your designer beforehand if you’re looking for a unique colour.
- Icing Flavour. Do you know if you want a fondant icing or regular icing on the outside? Some wedding cake designers in Ottawa don’t work with fondant. Before selecting your decorator, make sure to decide if you’d like a cake with fondant or icing.
- Photos Help. There are a plethora of photos on the internet to get inspiration from for your custom wedding cake, and this can help bakeries to understand what you’re looking for and exceed your expectations. If you can have photos of cakes you like when ordering, this will make the process that much easier (and the cake that much better).
Here’s some more wedding cake inspiration:
Semi Naked Wedding Cakes
The semi naked tiered cake is a huge trend right now, and we love the dusted look of it. Add some flowers, and you’ve got a gorgeous design. We love the way Mia Cake separated the tiers in this cake with an encased rose. It’s the epitome of romantic.
Exposed Layer Cakes
A step further for naked cakes, this blonde daisy & blueberry layer cake has us drooling. The deep blue accents from the berries play perfectly well with the crisp what and faded blonde of the layer cake, creating a fresh and earthy appeal.
Black & Gold Rose Cake
Who said wedding cakes have to be white? This black & gold layer cake, topped with a deep, ruby red rose is glamorous and sensual, the perfect vibe for anyone’s big day.
Moon Phase Cake
For the boho bride, our jaws hit the floor when we saw this dusty pink tiered cake adorned with the phases of the moon. (Scroll through to see this masterpiece)
All-White Wedding Cake
Enough about colours and back onto wedding-day white: this all-white wedding cake is for the traditionalist. The clean and stunning white tier cake has an ethereal glow when paired with all white roses.