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Best Wedding Cake Designers in Victoria

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Flavours, decorations, tiers and layers — choosing a wedding cake offers endless possibilities. To help make the selection process an easier one, ABIA have compiled some hints, tips and suggestions to help couples select the sweet centrepiece of their wedding day. Plus, for couples getting married in Victoria, we’ve got the list of top wedding cake designers, from Melbourne to the Mornington Peninsula, voted the best by recent newlyweds.

Is there a tastier, more delectable wedding planning decision to be made than choosing a wedding cake? Weighing the pros and cons of rich chocolate versus luscious lemon and raspberry-infused red velvet? The days of standard white fondant-covered fruitcakes are long gone and a seemingly endless array of cake flavours, decorations, icing styles, shapes, colours, formations, personalisations and theming have now appeared in their place. With so much on offer from talented bakers, decorators and cake designers though, choosing a cake can seem overwhelming. So, here’s our take.  


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Key considerations for choosing a wedding cake

Flavour and taste

Let your tastebuds explore and consider the huge array of cake flavours available, from tried-and-true favourites like chocolate mud or fruitcake, to bespoke fruity, nutty and spicey combinations. Many cake designers offer their own cake and icing flavour ranges, and can accommodate special requests with advanced notice, so chat to your shortlisted vendors about the options available.

Wedding guest numbers

Your guestlist will prove a good guide to the size of cake you need to order. Aim to ensure everyone gets a slice, without too much excess.

Dietary considerations

With the increasing prevalence of dietary allergies and preferences it’s a thoughtful idea to check with guests about their specific needs. Many cake specialists now offer the likes of gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan cake alternatives, so catering to special requests may be easier than you think, and separate cupcakes and mini-cakes can also provide a solution.

Wedding theme

If you’ve chosen a colour theme or specific aesthetic for your wedding, it makes sense to carry it through to your wedding cake, and from intricate fresh, fondant or buttercream flowers to icing patterns and custom-made cake toppers, the options for personalisation are endless.

Storage, presentation, delivery and preservation

Plan ahead for practicalities, to ensure your cake’s freshness and appearance on the day, by discussing the likes of refrigeration, delivery and placement with your cake designer and reception venue. If you’re planning to preserve the top layer for a later celebration, make sure that these vendors are aware of your intention too.


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Popular wedding cake flavours and styles

There really are no rules, but single layer, multiple tier, mud, butter, chiffon, sponge, flourless and traditional fruitcake options are all popular wedding cake styles, as are towers of profiteroles, cupcakes and macarons. As far as taste, there’s a spectrum of flavours, but these are crowd favourites.

Favourite wedding cake flavours

  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Red velvet
  • Salted caramel
  • Coffee
  • Lemon
  • Orange poppyseed
  • Orange almond
  • Strawberry
  • Black forest
  • Coconut
  • Almond
  • Hazelnut
  • Pistachio

Trending Cake styles

  • Single-layer
  • Multi-tier or multi-layer
  • Lambeth Cake
  • Pressed Floral Cake
  • Painted Wedding Cake
  • Naked Cake
  • Ruffle Cake
  • Marble Cake
  • Pearl Cake
  • Arch Cake

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How to choose a wedding cake designer

While online searches and local enquiries are great options, personal recommendations often yield the best results in every area of wedding planning. So, consult friends and family or, better yet, search ABIA’s trusted Directory which is filled with recommendations from real newlyweds.

For Victorians we make it even easier, with the below list of the state’s best cake designers, compiled with the help of recently married couples.

How was this list of Victoria's top cake designers determined?

At ABIA Weddings, it is important to us that all wedding couples plan their special day with confidence, based on the recommendations of recently-married couples and their own real experiences. So, this list is solely based on the feedback of real customers who voted for their wedding cake designer in the prestigious Victorian ABIA Wedding Awards. Of particular note, this list is not a compilation of businesses with the most Instagram followers, or those who paid to get their name on a list.

Since 1996, ABIA have asked real brides and grooms to rate their wedding vendors out of 100% for:

  • Quality of Product and Experience
  • Quality of Service and Communication
  • Value for Money
  • Attitude of Staff and Friendliness

The Victorian wedding cake designers below are those that attained a combined rating of more than 95% in these categories, in order of achievement, and were announced as winners at the recent Victorian ABIA Wedding Awards.

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The Best Wedding Cake Designers in Victoria

#1 - Mad About Cakes


Winner — ABIA Award for Wedding Cake Designer (Victoria 2023)

Offering a delicious range of wedding cake and dessert flavours, in an extensive array of gluten-free and dairy-free options, Mad About Cakes is a boutique bakery, based in Melbourne, specialising in dietary requirement desserts and unique custom cake creations.

Both taste and appearance are prioritised here, with every single wedding cake custom designed to reflect the personal style of the couple and the theme of their wedding day. Plus, the team at Mad About Cakes can arrange the likes of lolly and dessert buffets and delectable bonbonniere.

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#2 - Sweetly Styled



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For more than 35 years founders Nick and Tass Poupouzas, and their team of cake designers, pastry chefs and artistic decorators at Nikos Cakes, have been sweetening the palettes of Melbournians with their baked delights and custom cake creations. Located above their bustling Melbourne café, the cake showroom has more than 90 cakes on display, in a huge assortment of flavours, and creative consultants are on hand to help couples design a wedding cake to suit their taste, theme and budget.

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#4 - Peninsula Cake Art


Established in 2005, and led by Nicole, the team at Peninsula Cake Art say they are passionate about creating edible works of art. Based on the Mornington Peninsula they offer wedding and special occasion cakes in more than a dozen different flavours, including chocolate mud cake and popular white chocolate raspberry swirl. Gluten-free recipes are also available on request and all are created using the highest quality ingredients.

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#5 - Bon Appe-Sweet


Owner, baker and decorator Lynda grew up watching her Mum bake, decorate and teach others the skills for designing beautiful cakes and, 30 years on, she still bakes her own cakes in-house at Bon Appe-Sweet in Melbourne. Fantastic looking, great tasting, reasonably-priced cakes are a specialty here and food intolerances and allergies can be catered for with advanced notice.

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#7 - Blissful Inspirations Cakes


Specialising in custom-designed cakes for every occasion Blissful Inspirations Cakes approaches each of their wedding cake creations individually to cater to every couple’s specific needs.

Whether after a simple, classic or elaborate design, the team aim to ensure that each cake is unique and of the highest standard, baked from scratch using only quality ingredients. They also pride themselves on their high-quality service and dedication to customer satisfaction.




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