Cake Life Bake Shop – “Best friends bake the best cakes.”
1306 Frankfurt Ave
Founders of the Cake Life Bake Shop, Lily and Nima, appeared on Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” three times and WON! The pair met in college and both went on to earn their pastry degrees, Lily from the Art Institute of Philadelphia and Nima from the International Culinary Center. They love when brides and grooms come in for tastings especially then they use their time at the bakery to slow down and enjoy one of the most fun parts of wedding planning.
Lily and Nima find inspiration from all over Philadelphia in different restaurants and bakeries. They also look to California and British Colombia for the next big trend to try. For colorful, trendy wedding cakes and cupcakes, schedule a tasting and even bring along your own champagne, wine, or beer to the Cake Life Bake Shop!
Clara’s Groovy Deliciousness – “Desserts that make you dance!”
Known for her spot on Season 3 of Food Network’s “Spring Baking Championship”, Samirah Williams owns Clara’s Groovy Deliciousness in Philadelphia. Customers love her bubbly personality and signature dishes like her Sweet Potato Cheesecake, Orange Cake, and Vanilla Chai Doughnuts. Brides and grooms fall head over heels for her artistic wedding cake creations, especially her geode cakes!
While you can enjoy any of her savory desserts, her wedding cakes and cupcakes really hold the spotlight. Clara’s Groovy Deliciousness offers local delivery and has even been known to bake a wedding cake for your pup, too!
Nutmeg Cake Design – “Inspired by art and fueled by flavor.”
220 Krams Ave
Nutmeg Cake Designs specializes in cakes and cupcakes with plenty of color, texture, and composition with a wide range of flavors. A self-taught sugar and cake artist in Fishtown, Meg Skill opened Nutmeg Cake Design in 2015 while teaching aerial arts like the trapeze, top, and silks. Her fine art background heavily influenced her designs. Every cake is its own art piece, often detailed with hand painting and sugar flowers.
Now located in Manayunk, Nutmeg Cake Design also bakes a variety of other desserts like macarons and cookies, perfect for couples looking for a wedding cake alternative!
Sweet Box Bakeshop and Truck – “Award Winning Treats for Every Tastebud”
339 S 13th Street
Created by Pastry Chef Gretchen Fantini, Sweet Box Bakeshop started as a gourmet mobile food truck selling premium ingredient cupcakes around Philly. She originally wanted to sell cake slices, but found cupcakes worked best. Sweet Box’s food truck quickly became popular and opened as a brick-and-mortar bakery two years later. Gretchen and her team bake and prepare all the desserts from scratch including cakes, cupcakes, pies, brownies, cookies, trifles, puddings, and tarts.
If you’re looking for a unique dessert option at your wedding, you can hire the Sweet Box Cupcakes & Dessert Truck to serve your guests delicious treats in delectable flavors!
636 Belgrade Street
Listed among the Top Bakeries of Martha Stewart Weddings, Whipped Bakeshop in Fishtown has won many awards for its artistic and delicious cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. Owners Zoe and Brennen Lukas create stunning statement cakes, french macarons, and flavorful cupcakes and cookies. Zoe Lukas started in fine arts with a degree in painting from the Maryland Institute of College of Art and gained valuable experience first at Petit 4 Pastry Studio and many other reputable bakeries since then.
Whipped Bakeshop creates mouthwatering wedding cakes and cupcakes with classic and custom flavors ranging from Vanilla Buttermilk and Vanilla Meringue Buttercream to Nutella Meringue Buttercream and Apricot Jam. Brides and grooms can plan their wedding desserts with custom cakes and cupcakes as well as a dessert table with macarons, wedding cookie favors, and a groom’s cake.