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BEST Wedding Cakes

2014 BEST Wedding Cakes

Dessert Works


Kristen Repa has seen (and made) a lot of wedding cakes: Before launching her own bakery more than a decade ago, she honed her sweet skills at local institutions like Konditor Meister and the Catered Affair, and even trained at… read more»

2008 BEST Wedding Cakes

Cakes to Remember


This model of confection perfection builds tiered masterpieces with blossoms so lifelike, it’s not until dessert’s been plated that everyone realizes they’re edible, too. The flavors are equally eye-opening: With options like mocha-Frangelico infusion and strawberry-Grand Marnier, choosing frostings and… read more»

2013 BEST Wedding Cakes
Photo by Jesse Burke

Amanda Oakleaf Cakes


Oakleaf and her team turn out traditional tiered wedding cakes with aplomb, but it’s her whimsical sculptural confections—featured on TLC’s <em>Fabulous Cakes</em> and Food Network’s <em>Cake Challenge</em>—that make her <em>the</em> pick for couples who want something outside the (cake) box…. read more»

2012 BEST Wedding Cakes
Photograph by Hornick/Rivlin

Jenny’s Wedding Cakes

A wedding cake is more than just flour, eggs, and sugar — it’s an expression of your personal style. And Amesbury baker Jenny Williamson, whose breathtaking designs are informed by 14 years of experience, can execute just about any vision…. read more»

2011 BEST Wedding Cakes

Cakes to Remember


This is the most important baked good you’ll ever purchase. With that in mind, shop owner Ellen Bartlett has a simple philosophy: Every one of her confections should taste as heavenly as it looks. Flavor options like mocha-Frangelico infusion and… read more»

2007 BEST Wedding Cakes

Party Favors


Between hitting the dance floor and hitting the bar, most wedding guests ignore the cake—or else pick halfheartedly at a slice that’s too sweet on the outside, too dry on the inside. The veteran treat-makers at Party Favors will bake… read more»

2006 BEST Wedding Cakes

Party Favors


After tasting every cake in town—hey, anything for the job—it’s official: Party Favors’ sinfully rich but not-too-sweet cake/frosting combo is the most delectable. You can mix and match colors and flavors for filling and icing, and sample two combinations before… read more»

2005 BEST Wedding Cakes

Konditor Meister


Beauty should be more than icing-deep, and truly great cakes should be as delicious as they look. Konditor Meister’s creations pass both these tests. Guests rave about the exquisite designs—from simple and stylish to elegantly dazzling, customized for any theme—and… read more»

2004 BEST Wedding Cakes

Cakes to Remember


Leave it to the ever-professional Ellen Bartlett to create a confection as sweet—and original—as your wedding. Bartlett knows the pain suffered by so many wedding guests forced to eat flavorless wedding cakes the texture of Styrofoam. Her antidote: fresh, delectable… read more»

2003 BEST Wedding Cakes

Cakes to Remember


By the time you’ve bought the dress, picked a reception site, and sent the invitations, your wedding cake is practically an afterthought. And it often tastes like one—destined to be left on the table, uneaten. Ellen Bartlett of Cakes to… read more»