Did you know that the first ever wedding cake is thought to date back to Ancient Greece? While some wedding traditions come and go, a good ‘ole cake is here to stay.
Why? Well, duh. It’s cake. It’s delicious. Apart from that, cake making has truly become an edible art form. Long gone are the days of a family friend toting along the traditional fruit cake to your reception (unless that’s your vibe, of course)! We’re talking bespoke floral styling, sculptural textures, hand painted buttercream and personalised cake toppers. Whether you’re a minimalistic couple or love to be a bit more bold, there’s a fun way to express that via – you guessed it… cake.
Now, with so many styles out there, how are you supposed to decide on what you’re after? We’ve done the work for you and rounded up the coolest cake makers to follow on Instagram for a lil’ bit of inspo. If you still can’t make your mind up then be sure to check out our directory where all the best bakers hang out!
You would be correct in thinking that you’ve heard the name Ladybird Cakes before – not only do their scrummy cakes make our list every year, but Gina has established herself as a household name in the Australian wedding industry and built an epic team of fellow chefs that are just as talented as she is. With a focus on delicious ingredients and even a dedicated vegan range, your guests will wish there was leftovers to pinch for the road! Once you’ve fallen in love with their insta, head here to get in touch.
STACY BREWER CAKES
A household name in the baking world, Sydney-based Stacy is celebrated for her showstopping creations and delish takes on classic favourites – her lamington cakes and naked sponges, in flavours like ‘Aperol Spritz’ no less, are crowd favourites. Not only are her cakes breathtakingly beautiful, but they are god-damn delish to eat too with each order and cake element made in-house with the most love and care, using the freshest ingredients. Her grid is a delightfully fun place to be… Don’t be surprised if you want to lick your screen. You can also get in touch here.
Is there anything the fabulous Zee Scott can’t do!? Not only does Zee whip some truly phenom wedding cakes, but she is also a topnotch marriage celebrant and MC, runs boozy cake-decorating workshops and her HQ in Coburg Vic is even a venue for micro weddings of up to eight people! Today we’re focussing on her love for baking sweet treats, something she is very, very good at (I mean, just look at that buttercream-piped cutie above!). Jump on over to her insta for wedding inspo galore.
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SNOW WHITE BAKERY
Dive into the sugary wonderland of Snow White Bakery. This Victorian cafe/bakery not only serve up all the best tradish sweets, but happen to make some pretty damn impressive wedding cakes too. Case in point, above. From spellbinding cakes to pixie-sized pastries, their feed is a carnival of sweetness and creativity. Hop on over here to witness the visual feast for yourself.
We love everything about this stunner of a cake from Jazz at Project Cake. And if you hit up her insta, you can even see the making of it here. “Classic elegant cakes that remain timeless but also taste AMAZING!!” is the catch-cry of this Central Coast baker, who began her journey into the sweet world of cakes over 10 years ago when making delicious creations for her kids. If you’re vibing on this masterpiece above, give her a follow on the ‘gram.
LITTLE WHITE BAKERY
With an influence stemming from French and South East Asian patisserie, Megan from Little White Bakery truly creates edible art using only the freshest produce. Classic structural masterpieces with impressive ruffles, gorg goldleaf highlights and luxe draping is just a taste of what you can expect from this NSW-based baker. If this sounds right up your alley, get in touch here.
Our jaws dropped when we saw this one. Are you kidding us?! That styling, the florals… you’ve earned yourself a chef’s kiss, Beurre Cakes. Zahara, the one-lady show behind Beurre, is a clever cookie from Melbourne who loves using gorg florals and colour in her cake creations, which by all accounts are just as delicious as they look. If you’re dreaming of an edible masterpiece at your love day, then you know who to message.
CAKED BY CARISSA
Servicing Sydney and the Southern Highlands, the talented Caked By Carissa is known for her incredible naked cakes, but she also loves working with colour, texture and unique shapes, which you’ll soon discover if you hop on over to her Instagram page. Decorating cakes with fresh blooms is also her jam – if this sounds like yours too, then shoot off an enquiry here.
TORTE BY MIRJANA
We just adore Melbourne-based Mirjana from Torte By Mirjana’s modern take on the traditional floral cake. Her use of florals, both fresh and edible, is always inspiring, and her love of the classic all-white palette against beautiful blooms ensures that her works of art suit all styles of wedding. After something a little more unique? Mirjana ain’t no one trick pony and has been known to whip up a wedding pav (yum!) if that’s more your thang. Her grid is a truly scrummy place to spend some time and simply chockas with inspo.
The incredibly talented Belle Bakes has long been a Hello May fave – and for good reason! Just look at that intricate painted detailing above. “While I love making all wedding cakes, I especially enjoy creating cakes that include design elements that have significance for the couple. Piping details to match a bride’s dress, a painted motif that pays homage to a family’s country of origin or simply taking inspiration from the venue architecture or couples interests,” Belle shares. Spend some time drooling over her latest creations here, and get in touch here.
PERTH CAKE COLLECTIVE
We’re such suckers for heart-shaped retro cakes, which Ash from Perth Cake Collective absolutely nails every time. We’re smitten with this trend that ticks the fun box and there’s something about those cherries, too, that satisfies our souls. You know what else we love? Time-lapse videos of said cakes being made in an array of the boldest and brightest colours blazened with cute AF sayings like ‘loved up’ and ‘slaying at 70’– something you’ll find in abundance right here on this WA baker’s grid. Give ’em a follow and then pop over here to shoot off an enquiry.
Based in the NSW Southern Highlands, phenom cake artist Katie makes sweet treats that are as pretty as they are delish. From naked cakes, to textured tiers, cakes doused in fun florals and gorg little numbers like the one above, Applemire Cakery creates stunning pieces to appeal to every bride and groom-to-be. See for yourself here.
LA PETITE TARTE
We’ll let you in on a little secret: at every One Fine Day Wedding Fair, the temptation to stuff a few sneaky slices from La Petite Tarte into our handbags is SO real. The heavenly flavours from these Sydney sisters are what our sweet dreams are made of, and they just so happen to look as delish on the outside as they taste on the inside. La Petite Tarte are absolute powerhouses when it comes to all things sweet. Always pushing the boundaries by combining traditional cakes with a contemporary flair, these are the peeps to call if you have a wild edible idea that needs bringing to life. Want to see more fabulousness from them? Pop on over here.
OBSESSED with this sweet AF cake number above, lovingly made by one of our favourite bakers. The menu at Butter is designed so that you can mix and match flavours to create one that is perfect for you and your partner. Or choose from their signature menu for an expertly paired taste experience made from only the freshest most delish ingredients. Pop on over to their grid and give this baker a follow and while there you have to check out this amazing centrepiece cake. WOW! Servicing the entire Hunter Valley and Newcastle areas as well as Port Stephens and the Central Coast in NSW, you can get in touch here.
BAKE THE CAKE
If you’re in need of a cake maker in the Margaret River or south-west WA, look no further than Bake The Cake. Specialising in thoughtfully designed Swiss meringue buttercream cakes, third generation wedding cakemaker Hannah uses only the finest ingredients to bring those cake dreams to life. With flavours like white chocolate & bourbon vanilla and limoncello, olive oil & coconut, you just know these babies taste as amazing as they look.
CRY BABY CAKES
It was Katie & Zac’ Melbourne wedding that first alerted us to this super-fun baker, who whipped up this pink beauty above for her friends’ big day! “The cake was the ultimate combination of fun and extravagance. Made by our friend, from a drawing that Katie did, it was a pink three-tiered heart-shaped lamington vegan cake topped with wedding cake toppers of our likenesses,” the groom told us. When we checked out the baker’s insta page, we were met with a rainbow explosion and a whole host of fun creations, including a Croc cake (yep, we’re talking footwear not reptile). Check it out for yourself.
FROSTY CAKES CO
These culinary wizards don’t just bake cakes, they sculpt edible artworks. We were blown away when we spotted this masterpiece at Shirly & Chen’s Adelaide Hills wedding and after heading to their ‘gram to see more of their handiwork, it was clear this Adelaide-based homestyle baker deserved a spot here in this annual round-up. Head here to check out all the delicousness for yourself.
MISS TRIXIE DRINKS TEA
You should have known that we couldn’t write this list without including the incredible Melbourne-based baker Miss Trixie Drinks Tea. Her fun and OTT cakes are the stuff of legends, and her grid is a colourful treasure trove of inspo that will leave you drooling. Miss Trixie admits she wants to bring a slice of sassy to your wedding and the best tasting wedding cake your guests will ever try. Follow along here to embark on a sweet, sweet adventure.
THE SWEET SOCIETY
This Brissie-based baker makes some epic cakes – epic in size, structure, design and taste, of course. Classic white and neutral toned masterpieces incorporating modern and chic design elements, like draping and ruffles, is what these guys do best and their insta page is full of inspiration that will have sugar enthusiasts (like us!) wanting to jump through their screens to get their hands on a slice!
HELLO LITTLE CRUMB
We were lucky enough to sample some of Sammy from Hello Little Crumb‘s sensational sweet treats when she baked for the recent Hello May Wedding Planner & Notebook Launch … and let’s just say, we were beyond impressed. SO. GOOD. PEOPLE. Feminine design and classic elegance is this Byron Bay-based baker’s specialty, with each design featuring intricate detail, and her Instagram is a testament to all things beautiful. Quite frankly, Hello Little Crumb‘s cakes are simply stunning!
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