There are many things to love about wedding, but one of the highlights for me is always seeing the beautifully crafted and creative cakes. Some people say the wedding dress maketh the wedding, but I think the cake does.
I mean, you can’t eat the wedding dress after all. Unless it’s a wedding dress cake, in which case… but I digress.
Point is that you’re getting married and you're probably thinking about a cake at your wedding. Or not.
But, finding the perfect vendor often takes time that you don’t always have.
Which is why this round up of fabulous cake vendors in and around South Africa is a link you should immediately bookmark.
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The country-wide based vendor offers both novelty and beautifully decorated wedding cakes that are crafted to perfection.
Not only are they super gorgeous, but the designs are wonderfully inspired, creative and available in flavours that include (but aren’t necessarily limited to): Vanilla Sponge, Chocolate Sponge, Carrot Cake, Fruit Cake, Red Velvet.
Visit their website for more information.
Sugar ‘n Ice
Not only does this Randburg-based business make some of the most beautiful contemporary and traditional wedding cakes, but they also offer classes in cake decorating.
Their displays are absolutely amazing and their cakes come in a variety of wonderfully traditional and exotic flavours which include but aren’t limited to Chocolate Ganache, Bar One Caramel, French Vanilla and Italian Sponge.
Don’t have a sweet tooth? They also offer cheese displays.
We decided to get in touch with the team and asked them about the one type of cake they wished more brides-to-be would take a chance on.
Kate, founder of Sugar ‘n Ice tells us that she wishes that clients could take a more practical look when they choose a cake - so that it can be more accessible for the guests.
For more information you can visit their website.
Based in Kyalami Estates in Johannesburg, Sweetly Detailed also do dessert tables filled with all manner of sweet things.
Their website is currently undergoing a revamp, but you can reach them on their Instagram and facebook pages.
Visit their Facebook page for more information about the services they offer.
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Honey Bee Baker
So many inspiring cake businesses to follow and drool over. From contemporary to naked wedding cakes with a fruity twist, couples can either choose fuss-free cakes available in their online store catalogue.
We’re also excited to see that they offer mirror cakes, brownies and decadent macarons) or order custom-made cakes designed to your specification.
We reached out and couldn’t resist enquiring about the mirror cakes. I mean, just how do they get the aesthetic of the cake to look that shiny and flawless?
It’s all about hard work, temperature and timing, says Melissa, owner of Honey Bee Baker.
For more information on The Honey Bee Baker’s various offerings, you can head on over to the website here.
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Based in Constantia, this exquisite bakery’s portfolio and offering is diverse as it is unique. Not limited to weddings alone, Florentines also specialise in creating handcrafted wedding toppers.
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Christa, the genius pastry chef behind Florentines, gives us a peek into what makes her wedding cakes so unique:
Visit their website for more information – and to hopefully find your dream wedding cake.
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Jacqui and Alexandra give us a glimpse into their wildly successful business:
And for those worried about dietry requirements? There's a little something for you too.
She hilariously goes on to add that Charly's Bakery "is also known as the Capital of lastminute.com as many laid back Capetonians call us daily for emergency cakes that can be personalised in store with 15-30mins available."
Check out what they have on offer from their website.
While there are a range of cakes and flavours to choose from, if you’re not big on the individual cakes, they also offer beautiful Croquembouche and Macaroon Towers – all stacked to perfection - and savoury cheese tables.
We asked what advice he has for couples who want a beautiful cake but are constrained by their budget:
"If couple faces tight budget for their wedding when it comes to the wedding cake
For more information you can visit the website and contact them directly here.
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Zolita’s cakes & confectionery
For both cake pop aficionados and individual cake fans alike, Zolitas offers brides-to-be based in Durban a wide range to suit your needs.
Flavours range from the traditional (vanilla) to the more creative (spiced apple cake with cinnamon buttercream for example).
Visit their website for more information.
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The Cake Baker
Founded in 2010 by Sasha Naidoo, from baby, birthday and celebration cakes to custom wedding cakes and dessert tables, you definitely won’t lack options.
Sasha tells us a little about the growing trend of people opting for candy buffet and dessert tables.
For more information, please visit The Cake Baker’s website here.
Don’t see your business on the list? Send us an email (along with some gorgeous photos) and we could feature it in a future and follow up article.
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