Choosing a Cake Designer

Authored by: Kellie Barclay Owner of Fancy that Cake

Choosing a wedding cake designer can be a daunting task, but it’s important to take the time to find the right one for you. After all, your wedding cake will be a centerpiece of your big day, and you want to make sure it’s perfect.

There are SO many amazing wedding cake designers out there – many of them are good friends, many inspire me day after day. I’ve learned something new from quite a few of them.

Here are some tips to help you choose a wedding cake designer that will create a cake that you’ll love!

Look at Their Work

Look at portfolios: Start by looking at the galleries of different cake designers in your area, and in the area of your venue. This will give you a sense of their style and the types of cakes they can create. Look for designers who have a style that you like and whose cakes look like they will align with the aesthetic you’re dreaming up for your wedding.

We are all talented and create show stopping designs – but we are all unique! We all have our own style and strengths, and offer a different service – from the way we will work with you, where we will deliver to, flavours we offer, and prices we charge.

Consider Experience

Consider experience and reputation: Choose a designer with a good reputation and experience in the industry. Look for designers who have been in business for a while and who have experience creating wedding cakes. They will have a good understanding of how to create a cake that will be both beautiful and delicious. And they will have experience in creating multi-tiered cakes that can sit on display at your reception for a few hours without collapsing or falling over.

Read Reviews

Read reviews: Check online reviews to see what other couples have said about their experience with a particular designer. This will give you a sense of what to expect and whether other couples were happy with the cakes they received.

Ask your other vendors for recommendations. They will know who is great to work with, who is reliable, and who creates yummy cakes!


Communication is key when it comes to wedding planning, so make sure that the designer you choose is easy to communicate with and responds to you in a timely manner.

Do they make things clear when they lay out the process? Knowing the path you will take with them and what is required by them to secure a date is something they should be communicating up front.


It’s important to set a budget for your wedding cake and to make sure that the designer you choose can work within that budget. Be honest with your designer about your budget from the beginning, so they can create a cake that works for you.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to choose a wedding cake designer who will create a cake that you’ll love. And remember, your wedding cake should be a reflection of your personal style and taste. So, don’t be afraid to be creative and have fun with it!

Kellie Barclay, Owner of Fancy That Cake

About the Author

Kellie Barclay is the owner of Fancy That Cake. She has 13 years of experience in cake design. Her specialty is handcrafted sugar flowers, she makes each one by hand for her clients. Fancy That Cake is a Centre Wellington-based custom wedding cake studio serving both the immediate area (Fergus & Elora) as well as Guelph, Kitchener, Cambridge, Orangeville and beyond.