At Whippt, everything is custom. From recreating grandma’s family recipe to building a wedding cake out of Rice Crispy treats, owner Alison LaFrance says that she is yet to say “no” to a single request. As a one-stop-shop for all wedding sweets, Whippt also offers guest favours, sweet tables, cookies and candy buffets.
Swirl Cakes & Cupcakes craft every custom cake from scratch, so there are no limitations in flavours, styles or dietary restrictions. Offering a complimentary consultation with every couple, it gets to the root of what each couple wants and can accommodate almost anything, from a traditional look to glitz and glamour to the off-the-wall. It even has a Doctor Who wedding cake in the works for next year.
At Cakes with Attitude, taste comes first. Made without additives or preserves, it opts for fruit purees instead of extracts and use real butter instead of shortening. These wedding cakes are made with a pure, fresh taste in mind and are customizable to make a statement in their design.
62B Skyview Ranch St. N.E., 403-536-4368, cakeswithattitude.net
As one of Calgary’s newest additions to the world of custom cake design, Cake Me Away is already making its mark with some exceptional designs. Owner Natelle Thompson originally went to school for visual art, but eventually tried her hand at cake design. She taught herself how to bake and build specialty cakes, using her painting background to turn icing into art.
With a fine eye for detail, each team member at Cake Sensations has a specialty that they bring to the kitchen. One is an artist who can paint elaborate designs, and another has a keen eye for crafting colours to match the event. Combined, they can produce almost anything – even a three-dimensional dragon that was first cut by having its head lopped off with a sword.
Owner and head designer, Maria Medina, started her career as a mechanical engineer before she moved on to baking, and it shows in her work. She comes to her clients with detailed sketches and ideas for how to make the cake they imagined a reality. Living by the philosophy that every cake must be as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside, she’s dedicated to high-quality ingredients to make sure the cake’s main function – to be eaten – is not forgotten.
120 13 Ave. S.W., 403-290-1161, cakesinvogue.com
For something a little bit different than the average wedding cake, Yann Haute Patisserie offers some traditional French options, including modern wedding cakes, macaroon towers and croquembouche. This bakery can customize an array of different styles, but they do maintain that everything on their desserts be completely edible.
329 23 Ave. S.W., 403-244-8091, yannboutique.com