Explore the best wedding cake makers in Cape Town and the Western Cape. Here is our selection of the top wedding cake makers, recommended by wedding professionals and real couples.
Cake Me Happy is a bespoke cakery situated in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town. Cake Me Happy’s vision is to make the most exquisite, beautiful delectables for your Wedding day. They specialize in designer wedding cakes that are not only visually beautiful but also amazing tasting. They also do beautifully set-up dessert tables with flavours and textures that will let you taste buds dance…from different kinds of macarons and sweet treats to beautiful individual desserts that will have all your guests look twice. You might ask what the secret is to their cakes and desserts being absolutely delicious.
That’s easy! Their owner, Mareli, has a range of experience from studying at the Institute of Culinary Arts in Stellenbosch to being a food stylist assistant at a food photography company where Woolworths was one of their biggest clients. After that, she was the Head Pastry Chef at 5-star Delaire Graff Restaurant for a few years where she learnt the importance of real butter, a whole teaspoon of salt, couverture chocolate and attention to detail. Mix that with a whole lotta love and passion and you’ve got yourself a winner recipe!
Cake Me Happy baked a delicious, decadent cake for our wedding on 15 December. They also kindly delivered it to the venue, and styled it beautifully with flowers and macaroons. Our guests commented how much they enjoyed it, and we can only highly recommend our experience of Cake Me Happy. Thank you Mareli! – Lauren Lambert
Beautifully hand-crafted bespoke wedding cakes with a contemporary look and feel. Pretty Baked Co situated, in Cape Town, delivers a modern take on edible art. Their belief is “No two cakes should ever be the same, as no two brides are the same”. Their custom-made cakes reﬂect a unique combination of your wedding style and colour palette. Each cake is made to order for you on your special day.
The Lead Cake Designer is known for keeping up with modern trends whilst using the best ingredients to produce the most delicious cakes. At Pretty Baked Co their creations are made with intricate detail along with delicious ﬂavour proﬁles. Each ﬂavour combination is crafted to absolute perfection and the cake that is delivered to you on your wedding day will be as unforgettable as the day itself.
Wow! Thank you so much for the beautiful cake. It exceeded our expectations and we got so many compliments about the yummy flavour. – Eline Van Coller
Sugar Cakes is a Stylish Boutique Cake Studio nestled in the beautiful winelands of Cape Town. Linda Knop is a solo Cake Artist who creates unique luxury wedding cakes as well as celebration cakes since 2010. Everything is made by hand, from the smallest flower to cake toppers and decadent cakes to make every bride’s dream come true. Her style is recognized all over as very romantic, stylish and beautiful with unique surprise elements such as Old Gold and Rose Gold. She prides herself on her beautiful handmade flowers which is most popular with all brides. She also presents Classes and Workshops throughout the year.
Special Tips from Linda when consulting: Most Importantly, my work speaks for itself. I work with each bride to Create a unique cake that suits her budget, theme, colors and mood boards. Dummy tiers are great to add height. All consultations are free, tasting are available to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.
Lyndsay McEwan (aka Lulubelle) is the founder and owner of a bespoke bakery situated on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain in Somerset West, Western Cape. She has had the pleasure of meeting many wonderful wedding couples over the past 6 years and making their dream wedding cakes for them and then,(usually around 2 years later, makes their baby shower cakes, then christening cakes and then birthday cakes! Lulubelle’s Bakes offers a free 1 hour consultation to meet the couples to discuss their wedding cake. Usually the couples have an idea in mind but if they don’t, Lyndsay is more than happy to help them to design and choose their perfect option. Wedding Tasting cupcakes are also on offer for the couples to take home and enjoy in their own time and to finalise their flavours for their cakes. Lulubelle’s Bakes have had many overseas couples who choose to get married in the beautiful Western Cape and communication is certainly not an issue with Skype, Zoom or emails. Also on offer are special and personalised edible table gifts ranging from delicious macarons (with over 100 flavour options) cake pops, cupcakes, Chocolate crunchies, and many more. Packaging and personalised labelling as well as cake stand hire is also supplied by Lulubelle’s Bakes. Cakes are her passion and all the intricate decorating is done solely by Lyndsay. Wedding cakes have pride of place in the venue hall and it is so important for them to be set up correctly so that they make an impression on all the guests and then of course on the happy couple too! Flavour, Design and Satisfaction are a must from Lulubelle’s Bakes.
Lyndsay listened to what we wanted for our wedding cake and created a delicious and beautiful cake that mirrored what we asked for. We couldn’t be happier with her service – Amy Van Schoor
Castles of Cuisine is what Wade van der Merwe prefers to term his dazzling edible creations. Wade and Arda are passionate about the “sweeter things in life” and their passion shows in every creation from delicate wedding cakes to decadent desserts. Cakes by Wade specialises in creating individually designed and flavoured cakes and confectionary for any special occasion. With a rich history of decadent indulgence and passionate creativity, it remains South Africa’s premier choice for wedding cakes. We categorised the style of confectionary into four basic groups: traditional, formal, rustic, modern and abstract. The wedding cake is a focal point, a highlight, for the bridal couple, but to be an effective part of the greater visual of the day wedding cakes, pastries and desserts.
Wade, Having spent most if this 25 year culinary career running restaurants and training young chefs, specialising in confectionary, becoming one of the best known pastry chefs in South Africa and working at the Mount Nelson, 5 star Orient Express Hotel for 7 years making the High Tea famous worldwide, and represented South Africa as a member of the South African Culinary Olympic team all over the world – acquiring gold, silver and bronze medals for South Africa. Arda, After finishing his Chef and pastry training, joined Wade 12 years ago from Turkey to complete the passionate and friendly pastry team, coupled with their superior work ethic and professionalism, guarantees any bridal couple an unforgettable wedding cakes.
We have just got back from our honeymoon and I would like to thank you for the most delicious wedding cake! Our guests were very impressed with the flavour and the look. Many thanks for being a part of our big day. – Agnieszka & Matthew
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You and your partner may already have a general idea of what you like and dislike. The cake cutting is a memorable moment on your wedding day and you want it to not only look jaw dropping upon reveal, but also taste delicious. It should fit with the style and size of your wedding.
Make sure to book your cake in advance to avoid disappointment and rushed decisions. We also recommend here to go for a cake tasting and consultation if possible. Go prepared with pictures of what you have in mind and what the budget constraints are. Your cake designer will guide your choices, from design to flavour to decor possibilities.
It’s best to decide on the details of your wedding cake as soon as you have a clear picture of the style and colours of the day. Will the cake be the dessert or be served as part of your dessert course? This will influence the size and perhaps also the flavour(s). Do you prefer modern and a bit edgy or are you romantic and whimsical?
Add a beautiful stand and toppers for a truly impressive wedding cake. There are so many exciting options!
Instead of a served dessert course, opt for a dessert table. For us, this is one of the best ideas to add to your wedding day. It is a focal point and your guests can explore a variety of smaller dessert options over a couple of hours and after the dance floor has opened.