Auckland Wedding Cakes - The 2020 Guide
— By Raashka Mannie
02 July 2020
Every sweet tooth deserves a treat on your wedding day, so let's let them eat cake.
The wedding cake is the metaphorical cherry on top. It's that all-essential party of your special day, whether you go traditional and lacey or geometrical and cheesy. We've been wedding cake trends come and go, from masterpieces crafted from jelly and buttercream to couples who want something simple and understated.
It's finding the wedding baker that's right for you that can be tricky. Lucky you, tasting wedding cakes is one of the many perks of planning a wedding. Delicious to no end, you'll find several wedding cake specialists around Auckland that are ready to make you a masterpiece. We've got a list of some of the best wedding bakers in the city, here to make your special day a little sweeter.
Image by Floss Cakery
For bespoke wedding cakes, you can't go wrong with Floss Cakery. Situated in St Helier's, they're a home-based bakery with a mission, and that mission is to "make people smile, one buttercream cake at a time." Nothing says adorable like a bakery that has your best interests at heart, right? Floss Cakery specialises in buttercream wedding cakes, tailored to your specifications and made with the utmost care. The company was founded by Lauren Stewart, who has a passion for baking and all things sugary.
Sweet Bites Cakes
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Take a bite of this with Sweet Bites Cakes, custom wedding cake extraordinaire. They're here to bring you bespoke wedding cakes for your big day, boasting a docket of hundreds of finished, gorgeous wedding cakes that have all been loved by the lucky couples. Sweet Bites Cakes offers an hour of complimentary wedding cake consultation, so you can really dig into the batter and figure out what you're after and how they can make it come true. They take a limited number of weddings per year, so hurry if you're going to choose Sweet Bites Cakes.
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The baker, the caker and the dream maker - all of this rolled into one, The Caker is known for their signature use of vanilla bean cream icing (which has a lovely texture and taste). They prefer this icing to fondant, as well as using fresh flowers, freeze-dried nuts, citrus curds and more to decorate your wedding cake in wholesome and gorgeous ways. Fortunately for us all, The Caker offers wedding clients take-away samples free of charge. They can make any cake you'd like gluten-free, which is always a plus.
Paula Jane Cakes
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Who better to consider for your cake than Paula Jane, winner of TV3 New Zealand's Hottest Home Baker? She believes that baking is an art - something to "admire and indulge in." Her wedding cakes reflect just that. With 25 years of experience under her belt, she is more than experienced when it comes to creating bespoke wedding cakes. Creativity and delicious morsels blend into one, as she strives to bring you a wedding cake like none other.
Our Little Kitchen Co.
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With buttercream cakes customised to your heart's content, Our Little Kitchen Co. makes wedding cakes that'll knock your socks off. They have a home-based kitchen in Auckland and promise that their cakes are made fresh for your big day and hand-styled to ensure a deliciously unique flavour and design. Each consult comes free for thirty minutes to ensure that all of your wedding cake questions and concerns are baked into thin air. Our Little Kitchen Co. ensures that your wedding cake will be full of buttercream, personality and old-fashioned love.
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Bluebells Cakery does more than just wedding cakes. They bring you cupcakes and catering, baked goods and delicious desserts - everything you could want and more. Get creative with Bluebells Cakery, whether you're after an individually-designed wedding cake with three tiers and a striking geometric design, or a 'cheese cake' made up of your favourite wheels of gouda and cheddar. Their thirty-minute consultation only costs $25, and, along with all your questions answered, they include six samples of mouthwatering cakes for you and your partner.
Jenna Maree Cakes
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Small-batch baking is the first rule with Jenna Maree Cakes. Designed to reflect each unique couple, their wedding cakes are individualistic and made from scratch, with the freshest ingredients and incredible attention to detail. Jenna Maree Cakes is a team of expert bakers and decorators, coming together to ensure that your wedding cake is nothing short of perfection. Located in Hobsonville, their goal is to create wedding cakes that look as good as they taste - and that's something they do so, so well.
Cake & Co.
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If you've got a wedding cake, you've got company. Cake & Co. is all about the modern beauty of wedding cakes. They love decadence, indulging and all of those good things that make for excellent bakers, delivering you a wedding dessert like no other. They make special cakes for all occasions, from engagement parties to the wedding itself, with emphasis on using only the highest quality ingredients, from organic edible flowers to Kiwi milk and eggs. Cake & Co. wants your wedding cake to be a scrumptious masterpiece, as delicious and indulgent as you wish - because that's what you deserve on your special day.
Amy's Secret Kitchen
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Auckland's best-kept secret is Amy's Secret Kitchen, giving you wedding cakes with style. They combine the traditions of good baking with modern design elements. Whatever the occasion is, you can say it with a cake from Amy's Secret Kitchen. They use locally sourced free-range eggs, organic vanilla bean and decadent dutch cocoa to ensure that their treats are genuinely unsurpassable. For your furry friends, they also specialise in creating 'pupcakes' so your pet can celebrate your wedding with a big bite of yummy cake, too!
Annie's Little Valley
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Annie's Little Valley brings you the gift of a sugar flower artist, and wedding cake designer rolled into one. As a Fine Arts graduate, the founder of Annie's Little Valley has been involved in the wedding industry for a while, as well as dabbling in the fashion and marketing worlds. Combining these passions, she's developed her unique skill of sugar flower mastery, turning a cake into her canvas and creating something magical utilising different techniques. "With my passion towards sugar art, I believe that it is more than just designs," Annie said. "It's a form of art - one where you turn simple ingredients into beautiful masterpieces, each with its own story to tell the world. "
Baker & Co.
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Baker & Co. are serious about wedding cakes. Based in Auckland, they are both a café and a bakery, so you're free to pop down and sample away at their delicious eats and treats for as long as you'd like (or until they close - whichever comes first). Baker & Co.offers bespoke wedding cakes that are made to order, promising that no two wedding cakes will ever be the same. Unique, tasty and modern, these wedding cakes are winners. They also offer dessert tables for wedding grazing tables, which is as yummy as it sounds.