Where to Find Your Dream Wedding Cake in Vancouver

You’ll have no trouble finding The One from our list of dainty and delicious confectionaries

Victoria Christie

Calling all brides! If you’re currently up to your knees in floral bouquets, calligraphied invitations and lace veils, you know how overwhelming wedding planning can be. And don’t even get us started on the wedding cake. (What’s the difference between buttercream and fondant, anyway?) That’s why we did the work for you and rounded up the best wedding cakes in Vancouver, whether you’re looking for marble, watercolour, metallic or something in between. Not in Vancity for your big day? These are the best wedding cakes from coast to coast.

A grey marble cake with flowers from Vancouver's Cake By Annie, one of the best wedding cakes in Canada
Cakes By Annie (Photo: Courtesy Cakes By Annie)

A. Elizabeth Cakes

Find it: 119-3823 Henning Dr., Burnaby, aelizabethcakes.com
The low-down: Just a quick 20-minute drive from downtown Vancouver, this Instagram-worthy kitchen and studio space is truly what confectionary dreams are made of. The white and pale pink interior is the perf backdrop to Anna Elizabeth Wawzonek’s elegant cakes adorned with flowers, pearls and gold accents.
Prices: 
Starting at $500 per cake, $9 per serving for custom cakes
Most unique flavour: Blackberry Bergamot, a decadent chocolate cake laced with earl grey milk chocolate ganache, blackberry buttercream and fresh blackberries
AppointmentsBy appointment only

The Cake & The Giraffe

Find it: 1740 W 2nd Ave., tcandtg.ca
The low-down: This playful shop does the most beautiful custom wedding cakes that are unlike anything else (think: watercolour, calligraphy and geometric accents). And the story behind the bakery’s name is just as sweet. Owner and cake designer Dalana has a major obsession with giraffes ever since she was called one as a kid for being super tall. How cute!
Prices:
 Starting at $8 per serving
Most unique flavour: Heirloom Cake, a vanilla cake with lavender buttercream, vanilla custard and lavender simple syrup—you’ll feel like your wedding is in the foothills of Provence
AppointmentsBy appointment only

Joconde Patisserie

Find it: 909 Mainland St., joconde.ca
The low-down: Known for custom cakes and other sweet treats, this dessert catering company delivers when it comes to elegant and timelessly romantic confections. If you’re looking for sugar flowers, pastel hues and dainty decals, this spot is for you.
Prices:
Starting at $6 to $8 per serving, depending on whether the cake is covered in buttercream or fondant
Most unique flavour: Eastern, a cardamom cake with a sweet saffron buttercream, white chocolate ganache and toasted almonds for a confection that will have all of your guests coming back for seconds (or thirds)
AppointmentsBy appointment only

La Gateau Bake Shop

Find it: 3458 E Hastings St., legateaubakeshop.com
The low-down: Owner and pastry chef Tanya Muller is the mastermind behind all of the shop’s jaw-dropping creations. You’ll find everything from gold tiers to hand-painted patterns and rich hues.
Prices:
Starting at $8 per serving for custom cakes
Most unique flavour: Coconut Passion Gateau, a coconut cake infused with passion fruit and layered with fresh raspberries and vanilla meringue buttercream. Bonus: They also have a vegan chocolate ganache with coconut milk and gluten-free options so everyone can enjoy a slice of your delish wedding cake.
AppointmentsDrop into the retail store or book an appointment

Cake By Annie

Find it: Annie designs her gorgeous cakes from her home in Vancouver, so you can call or email her to book an appointment, cakebyannie.com
The low-down: This custom cake biz is owned by confectionary whiz Annie McTavish, who creates the most stunningly diverse cakes. From gothic-style drip cakes (for the ultimate dark romance wedding) to marble masterpieces, you’ll find your dream cake no matter what your wedding style is.
Prices: Starting at $6 to $14 per serving (minimum order is $350 per cake)
Most unique flavour: You can create your own custom flavours, so the options are truly endless, but if you can’t decide, we recommend the lemon cake with lemon curd and lemon buttercream for a tart treat.
AppointmentsBy appointment only

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