Choosing a wedding cake is one of the most important decisions a couple will make as they prepare for the big day. The cake is a statement to guests about who the bride and groom are as a couple, and it reflects their individual tastes as well as their blended sense of style. Many decisions go into selecting the perfect cake—the number of layers, filling or no filling, how many tiers, what kind of frosting. From design decisions and taste testing to cutting the first slice of cake at the reception, these Philadelphia-area bakeries are tops, according to clients of wedding and events specialist Renee Patrone, of Events by Renee.
Aux Petis Delices
162 E. Lancaster Ave.
Wayne, PA 19087
Chef Patrick Gauthron honed his craft in his native France before opening his Philadelphia area patisserie, Aux Petis Delices, or “small delights.” His award winning cakes are custom-made, magnificent and delicious, winning rave reviews from Events by Renee brides for that as well as Gauthron’s outstanding customer service and willingness to work within budget. For couples who want more than just cake, Chef Gauthron is ready to wow guests with specially appointed dessert tables, wedding favors and centerpieces that incorporate decadent chocolates, petit fours, decoratively dipped berries and more.
8126 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Bredenbecks is a Philly area favorite. EBR brides proclaim this shop’s cakes are “delicious and beyond creative,” and Patrone couldn’t agree more.
“The minute I caught sight of a grooms cake that looked like a plate of sushi, I was sold,” she said.
Bredenbecks, a Chestnut Hill landmark, has been whipping up wedding cakes for three quarters of a century, using only the finest ingredients available to create dream wedding cakes from scratch. They have mastered the art of the wedding desert table and have options for every budget and style.
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Cakes and Candies by Maryellen
1332 West Chester Pike
West Chester, PA 19382
Maryellen creates gorgeous wedding cakes, from sweet and whimsical to simply stunning. If you are looking for something different, try her wedding cake bar or a mini cupcake tower – her fans proclaim the champagne strawberry cupcakes to be downright decadent, and who can resist flavors like snickerdoodle, spiced caramel pear, or red-velvet white-chocolate cheesecake? For brides who truly want to stand out, Maryellen, who’s known as the queen of cakepops, will whip up a batch of these dainty confections sure to delight the wedding guests. Attendees will be in dessert heaven with flavors like heavenly vanilla, chocolate chip cheesecake and turtles & s’mores.
Clays Creative Corner Bakery
700 Lancaster Ave.
Berwyn, PA 19312
“My brides rave about Clays,” says Patrone. That’s because this bakery personally sits down with each couple and designs the cake of your dreams – within your budget. With designs that are always gorgeous and taste even better, it’s no wonder that this Philly Main Line bake shop is tops with brides in the know. This family owned and operated bakery treats each bride and groom like stars – and they know something about stars, having recently created birthday cakes for Joan Rivers and Frankie Valli. One glance at the glowing reviews by Clay’s loyal fan base in the online guestbook is all the assurance you will need that this venue will have you coming back for seconds.
636 Belgrade St.
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Whipped bakeshop is becoming a staple among Philadelphia area bakeries, says wedding and events specialist Renee Patrone. Patrone even confesses to drooling over photos of the bakeshop’s creations as she scours the pages of Whipped’s social media accounts on behalf of discerning clients in search of that perfect wedding day confection. One glance at Whipped’s chocolate-encased ganache wedding cake and you’ll see what she means. Whipped specializes in out-of-the box designs from the oh-so fashion forward and whimsically unique ombre cake to classic or customized cookie favors, cupcakes and grooms cakes.
Christy Ayala covers sports, recreation, the outdoors, and leisure activities in the Philadelphia area. She earned a masters degree in recreation administration from George Williams College and managed programs in the Midwest, Hawaii, and Pennsylvania. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.