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Best Wedding Cakes in Adelaide

Find the most inspiring collection of wedding cakes in Adelaide. Each designer has been rated, judged and recommended by recently married wedding couples!

From the number of tiers to the delectable flavours, selecting the perfect wedding cake is a delightful journey filled with lip-smacking options. And for those getting married in Adelaide, or elsewhere in South Australia, ABIA provides a comprehensive guide showcasing the premier wedding cake artists in the state.

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When it comes to wedding planning, few decision are as enjoyable, or delicious, as choosing the ideal wedding cake. Modern wedding cakes offer a plethora of flavours, ranging from rich chocolate to refreshing lemon and indulgent red velvet, making taste-testing an essential part of the process.

Plus, wedding cake designers are continually pushing the boundaries of creativity and skill, so the possibilities for personalised, themed cakes are virtually limitless.


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How to choose a wedding cake

As you embark on the journey of selecting a wedding cake there are multiple decisions to be made, and below we summarise some of the key considerations.


Traditional fruit cakes are no longer the only option and today’s wedding cakes cater to various preferences, accommodating tastes ranging from dense chocolate mud to light, luscious lemon. Many modern designers even offer the option of incorporating different flavours in each tier, providing a delightful culinary experience for guests.

Guest count

Whether hosting an intimate gathering or a grand affair, the size of your cake should align with your guest numbers. Strike the right balance to ensure everyone gets a slice, without leaving too much excess.

Dietary needs

With dietary preferences and allergies becoming more prevalent, it’s prudent to ask guests about any specific dietary requirements. Many wedding cake specialists now offer gluten-free or vegan options, and custom mini-cakes or cupcakes can also accommodate individual needs.

Theming and style

Wedding cake designs can seamlessly complement a chosen wedding style or theme in a variety of ways — from incorporating fresh florals to match the bridal bouquet, to custom-made cake toppers, buttercream icing designs and handcrafted fondant flowers and figurines.

Storage, placement and preservation

Proper storage is crucial to maintain the freshness and appearance of your wedding cake, so discuss topics like refrigeration with your supplier and venue, and pre-determine an appropriate place for the cake to be set up on the day. It’s also a good idea to discuss preservation techniques with your cake designer if you plan to save the top layer for a future celebration.

Delivery arrangements

Confirm delivery arrangements with your chosen cake professional to ensure seamless transportation and setup on the day.

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Popular wedding cake styles and flavours

From classic vanilla to customisable combinations, the world of wedding cake flavours and styles is vast and varied. Here are some that have been tried and tested.

Popular 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

Popular cake flavours

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

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How to choose your wedding cake designer

While you can explore options online, or through local bakeries, recommendations often prove invaluable in finding the right vendor to create your wedding cake. So, seek suggestions form friends and family or, better yet, consult the ABIA Directory for trusted recommendations. For couples tying the knot in and around Adelaide, or elsewhere in South Australia, we’ve also made it easier with a list of the top wedding cake designers in the state, endorsed by newlyweds, and announced at the recent ABIA Wedding Awards.

How was this list of South Australia’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 South Australian 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 South Australian 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 South Australian ABIA Wedding Awards.


Best Wedding Cake Designers in Adelaide

#1 - Lyons Den Cakes


Winner — ABIA Award for Wedding Cake Designer (South Australia 2023)

The team at Hendon-based Lyons Den Cakes believe that a wedding cake is not just a tasty treat, but a style statement, so they specialise in crafting one-of-a-kind, showstopping wedding cakes to best reflect each couple’s wedding theme and personal taste. Private consultations and meticulous attention-to-detail form part of their quality service mandate, and more than 20 cake flavours, handmade sugar flowers, cake toppers, cake stands and fresh flowers offer endless options for cake personalisation.

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#2 - Sugar Whip


Asha, the founder and creator of all things Sugar Whip, has been baking since the age of 13 and these days loves nothing more than designing unique, artisanal wedding and special occasion cakes. Popular flavours include salted caramel, vanilla lemon, pandan gula melaka and a specialty carrot cream-cheese, and macarons and brownies also form part of the bonboniere range. Sugar Whip’s services include online consultation, unlimited sketches or inspiration designs, flavour tasting boxes, venue liaison, cake updates, delivery and venue set-up.

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#3 - Sugar and Crumb Adelaide


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#4 - Heidelberg Cakes


For 32 years Heidelberg Cakes has been providing extraordinary cakes to the people of Adelaide, and since going completely gluten-free and coeliac-friendly in 2020, now offer a quality wedding cake alternative to those with certain food allergies and special dietary considerations.

From their showroom in Stepney, the dedicated cake decorators at Heidelberg Cakes offer one-to-one consultations, free taste tests and quotes to help couples planning a wedding cake to suit their individual tastes and wedding theme. And, while they recommend booking six to nine months in advance, can sometimes organise wedding cakes within shorter time frames.

Read Heidelberg Cakes's Customer Reviews.
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#5 - Super Ego Cakes


Led by sisters Kitty and Stella, the team at Super Ego Cakes knows the importance of having the perfect wedding cake to help create the perfect celebration. That’s why they design and bake personalised, handmade cakes and cupcakes from scratch using their own unique recipes and quality ingredients, including a large variety of vegan options. Unique, decadent, custom-made cakes are their specialty, and this talented sister-team can work with couples to achieve their vision, or design an edible masterpiece personalised especially for them.

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To find more South Australian wedding vendors, who come recommended by recently-married couples, visit the ABIA Directory It allows you to search for wedding products and services throughout Australia and in it you can find reception and ceremony venuescelebrants, photographers, floristscatererstransport, wedding planners and hair stylists. There's also timely information, lots of wedding inspiration and an online wedding registry that allows you to nicely ask guests to contribute financially to a honeymoon or special experience.