You may have blown out birthday candles and sliced into cakes from your favorite sugar-filled spot for more years than you can count, but we bet you haven't stopped to consider what other kinds of cakes might reign supreme at your hometown shop. Behind their racks of picture-perfect pastries we have a feeling there’s a binder filled with decadent, white buttercream creations just waiting for the next bride to peruse. Four tiered filled with flowers, petite and covered with piped patterns – you name it, and we’re willing to bet your local bakery shop has baked it. So, before you pay an unnecessarily hefty price for a pretty cake from a catering company you’ve never heard of, consider creating your wedding cake with your neighborhood bakery shop.
Local, homegrown bakers can decorate three tiers of buttercream with the best of them. The range of cakes in a neighborhood bake shop’s repertoire may surprise you, too. From trendy wedding cakes, like watercolor designs or nearly-naked frostings, to traditional tiers with breathtaking embellishments, you’re sure to find the exact kind of cake you’ve been dreaming of serving on your special day. Best yet, they may even be more willing than a bigger catering business to work with you on a custom creation.
To help you get started, we teamed with our friends at Yelp to find the best local wedding cake shops around the South, according to reviewers. Sweet tooths, be warned – these local bakery wedding cake creations are sure to leave you craving something heavenly.