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Best Wedding Cakes of Sydney, Newcastle & beyond...

Looking for a wedding cake designer in NSW, Australia? You're in sweet luck! We've put together a list of the best wedding cakes of Sydney, Newcastle, Hunter Valley and beyond, so you can be sure to impress your guests on your big day. And of course, by ABIA's standards, each wedding cake designer has been rated, reviewed and recommended by a high volume of Real Wedding Couples.

Sydney Wedding Cakes by Belle Bakes
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But first, let's talk wedding cake selection!

It's no easy feat to select the perfect wedding cake for your big day. There are so many incredible designers, jaw-dropping styles, and of course, taste matters! So here are a few of our top tips on how to choose a wedding cake & cake designer that is right for you.

Size Matters

It goes without saying but the bigger the guest list, the bigger the cake required. Generally, three tiers will serve 50 to 100 guests while 200 guests or more will likely have you selecting a five-layer cake. Of course, you can always opt for a small cake that's decorated to perfection but simply add several slab cakes of the same flavour to actually feed the guests or mix it up with other delicious desserts.

Theme & style

Wedding cakes can make a stunning addition to the overall theme and style of your wedding. If you have a particular theme in mind, then try and go for a cake that will fit in with the overall style and look of the wedding. Think about what colours, decorations and designs would match the other elements. For example, if you're going for a Boho look, perhaps see if your vendors have designed a cake in a similar style before.

The devil is in the detail

When it comes to decorating cakes, the possibilities are endless. The most inexpensive option is fresh fruits or flowers that, in some instances, can be applied by your florist for a minimal fee. On the high end are delicate gum paste or sugar paste flowers, which are constructed by hand, one petal at a time. But here's the bottom line: All add-ons including marzipan fruits, chocolate-moulded flowers, cake toppers, and lace points will increase costs. (For the record, we think it's worth the cost!)

Show off your pride and joy

Your cake will likely be on display before it's cut and consumed. Elegantly styled dessert and cake tables can be a real talking point for your guests. A round table is perfect for round cakes, but a linear cake design may call for a rectangular table. Figure out your options. Once you have a cake table, have fun dressing it up: Drape it with sumptuous fabrics and decorate it with motifs, colours and flowers to match the cake (your florist can help).

Flavour is everything

Gone are the days of dry wedding fruit cake with layer upon layer of inedible fondant. Couples can now select from the widest range of wedding cake flavours and fillings, ensuring that your wedding cake matches you and your partner's palette perfectly. If you have no idea what you like, organise a taste test or enquire about samples...peace of mind will always take the cake.

Dietary Requirements

Keep in mind the dietary requirements of you and your guests, especially if there are any allergies to be aware of.

Do your research

Make sure your wedding cake designer has a proven track record in delivering an exceptional product and service to your budget, location and needs. Easier yet, simply check out their ABIA profile and take a look at;

- Their customer rating scale
- Their credible ABIA Wedding Industry Awards
- Their customer reviews

And, if in doubt, you can contact them for pricing and ask as many questions as you can think of. Simple!

Sydney Wedding Cakes

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Shelley (Belle) has been creating her wedding cake masterpieces for 8+ years, designing truly stunning wedding cakes and delivering 'above and beyond' customer service.

Each custom cake and dessert is designed to suit all budgets and styles with every detail covered. Cake specialities include buttercream, ganache and fondant cakes or you can choose from irresistible desserts such as her range of doughnuts, cookies, macarons and cupcakes.

Read Belle Bakes's Customer Reviews.

#2 - Michelle the Cake Chef

Newcastle Wedding Cakes

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Michelle the Cake Chef is a boutique, cake business servicing Newcastle and the surrounding areas of Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens and Hunter Valley.

At Michelle the Cake Chef, their emphasis is on quality, not quantity, which is evident in the taste and presentation of each and every one of their beautiful cakes. Specialising in the sought after double barrel and triple barrel cakes that guarantee a show-stopping cake for all special occasions! Michelle has years of experience as a qualified chef and a Masters in Cake Decorating, so you can be assured of professional service and a quality product!

Read Michelle the Cake Chef's Customer Reviews.

#3 - MelRose Cakes

Newcastle Wedding Cakes

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MelRose Cakes is owned and run by Pro Cake-Decorator Melissa Rose. MelRose Cakes is a boutique decorating business based in Carey Bay, NSW, servicing regions that include lake Macquarie, Newcastle, Maitland, Hunter Valley & Vineyards.

Whatever your taste, whatever your flavour, Mel will work with you to create your dream wedding cake. She takes inspiration from your colours, themes, flowers, that photo you saw online, that photo your mother saw online and even your wedding gown. Melrose Cakes are the perfect addition to your special day.

Read MelRose Cakes' Customer Reviews.

#4 - I Do Wedding Cakes

Port Stephens Wedding Cakes

Hunter Valley Wedding Cakes by I Do Wedding Cakes

Penny from I Do Wedding Cakes has been decorating wedding cakes for many years and has a wonderful sense of creativity and a diverse range of styles. Penny has a passion for her art and a love of people which makes I Do Wedding Cakes the perfect choice for your special day.

#5 - Brown sugar cakes

Newcastle Wedding Cakes

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Brown Sugar Cakes is a boutique cake studio servicing all regions across Newcastle, Hunter Valley & Central Coast. Founded by Audrey Lagourcette, Brown Sugar Cakes has over 30 years of experience in the cake decorating and cake making business, you can rest easy before your big day (whether it be your wedding day or your son's first birthday) when your cake is in Audrey's hands.

Read Brown Sugar Cakes' Reviews.

#6 - Little Red Bakery

Sydney Wedding Cakes

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Little Red Bakery is the brainchild of the amazingly talented Megan, a passionate Pastry Chef & Cake Artisan who prides herself on delivering consistently delicious and stunning cakes.

A cake should not only look fabulous, but it should also send your tastebuds to a better place! These are not your average wedding cakes. They are packed full of flavours and textures, created from scratch using fresh and quality ingredients, and expertly paired, to suit your tastes and needs.

Little Red Bakery's Reviews.

Meet our other wonderful Wedding Cake Designers

Cake Salon

Sydney Wedding Cake Designer

Cake Salon is a boutique studio specialising in custom designed wedding, novelty, gravity-defying and couture cakes.

Cake Salon's dedicated team of artists thrive on turning your vision into the cake of your dreams. Their bespoke designs are baked with only the freshest ingredients, with all cakes layered and coated with a complimenting flavour of couverture ganache. All cakes are finished with an ultra-thin layer of soft fondant icing, classic buttercream or royal icing.

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Bisou Cakes

Sydney Wedding Cake Designer

Luxurious and bespoke statement wedding cakes for when only the best will do. Launched in 2018, Bisou Cakes has been creating intricate yet modern and contemporary wedding cakes handcrafted to please the eye and satisfy the palate.

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Explore the ABIA Wedding Directory for more outstanding wedding cakes around Australia.