4 Best Wedding Cakes in Calgary
The wedding cake should be thought out well in advance. It’s one thing to have a good-looking cake, but it should also taste as good as it looks. These locally made wedding cakes offer both of those elements in spades.
Photography by Jared Sych
Croquembouche from Yann Haute Patisserie
This traditional wedding pastry from France is a strong contender for most delicious confection of all time. Choux pastry balls are filled with pastry cream and layered in a pyramid shape held together with caramel. Spun sugar gives it a crunchy final touch. Guests simply pop off a puff at a time — no knife required. —R.Z.
329 23 Ave. S.W., 403-244-8091, yannboutique.com
Raspberry Lemon Cake from Crave
Made with whole raspberries that tint the batter a pleasing shade of pink, this raspberry lemon cake is pretty inside and out. Inside, the cake is layered with Crave’s made-from-scratch raspberry jam, which is made by Crave’s jam team every summer. To make it extra-delicious, the outside is covered in Crave’s lemon buttercream icing. —A.W.
1107 Kensington Rd. N.W., and three other Calgary locations, 403-270-2728, cravecupcakes.ca
Passion Fruit, Rum and Vanilla Cake from Whippt Desserts & Catering
In addition to the vanilla-bean cake saturated with light-rum syrup and the layers of passion-fruit buttercream, this cake from Whippt Desserts & Catering also features a smattering of homemade passion-fruit curd and incorporates fresh flowers from Fleurish Flower Shop. It’s a light offering that would suit a summer wedding well. —A.W.
5329 72 Ave. S.E., whippt.ca
Red Velvet Cake from Cake Bake Shoppe
The red velvet cake from Cake Bake Shoppe is layered with a smooth cream cheese icing and topped with juicy berries. The batter is made with a buttermilk base (instead of milk or water) to give it a richer flavour. An example of the naked cake trend, where the outside of the cake isn’t iced, it works particularly well for weddings with a rustic or vintage flair. —A.W.
11 McKenzie Towne Ave. S.E., 403-266-7003, cakebakeshoppe.ca