After finding the right venue and the perfect wedding dress, choosing the ideal wedding cake is one of the most important decisions a bride can make when planning for her special day. The city of Las Vegas offers brides and grooms-to-be an assortment of delectable bakeries to choose from when it comes time to order the tasty centerpiece. These five establishments in particular always rank high with couples. In fact, the only complaint they might have is having too many amazing cakes to choose from!
5150 Spring Mountain Road, Suite 16
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Having done hundreds of wedding cakes each year for local brides and those traveling to Las Vegas for their nuptials, Cake Designs (formerly Cakes by Ruth) can create just about anything a bride has seen—or imagined. Single-tier cakes start at just $35 with three-tier cakes going up to $402. Side-by-side double heart cakes are available as well, ranging in price from $91-$244. Flavors range from German chocolate to coconut and cinnamon, guaranteeing there’s something for every bride and groom to agree on.
Chocolate & Spice Bakery
7293 W. Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89117
Chef Megan Romano’s classic artisan bakery is known for completely tailoring each wedding cake to the bride’s (and groom’s) request, which means each creation truly has its own character. A simple cake runs from $200-$300 and feeds approximately 50 people. Extra design requests, including spacers, columns or fondant embellishments such as pearls, flowers and custom shapes, are priced by consultation. Cake dimensions include 6, 8 and 10 inches, and flavors range from vanilla and chocolate cream to red velvet and orange-scented carrot.
9815 S. Eastern Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89183
This family-owned and operated bakery has been a favorite with Las Vegans for more than 50 years. Not surprisingly, its specialty cakes have become synonymous with family birthdays, celebrity events and, of course, weddings. Prices range from $46 for a small, 6-inch wedding cake to four and five-tier designs that run several hundred dollars on up, with three-tier designs starting at $165. More cost-effective designs from the bakery’s Bride on a Budget section or its Las Vegas-themed cakes tend to be the most popular with guests.
Las Vegas Custom Cakes
5243 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 7
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Having appeared on TLC’s “Fabulous Cakes,” this small, family-owned and operated business is one of Las Vegas’ most acclaimed bakeries. Run by chef/owner Mark Hillers—who previously served as a chef at Harrah’s Las Vegas and the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas for several years—and his wife, Yamilet, Las Vegas Custom Cakes has done cakes for many local celebrities and sports figures, including San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Chad Gaudin, Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall and former Redskins linebacker London Fletcher. Recognized among the top 5 percent of local wedding professionals in the 2013 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards, prices start at $150. More extravagant cakes are available, too, with some costing in excess of $10,000! Flavors range from classic white and chocolate to spice cake and lemon.
4523 W. Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89102
This family-owned bakery is known for treating its customers like family, going out of its way to accommodate most special requests—including vegan and gluten-free wedding cakes. All of its items are made completely from scratch using no artificial flavorings or preservatives. Its staff works closely with each guest to make sure their dream wedding cake becomes a reality, going off of descriptions, drawings or even photos to get the job done. Of course, a variety of popular designs are available, too, from elegant to fun (Zombie Wedding, anyone?). A wide range of cake flavors is available as well, including apple, chocolate mint and pistachio pumpkin spice.
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When she’s not interviewing some of Hollywood’s biggest celebs, Heather Turk can often be found visiting some of Las Vegas’ most popular restaurants and spas for Examiner.com. She also covers the Las Vegas market for a variety of other media outlets, including Allegiant Air’s in-flight magazine, Sunseeker. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.