He popped the question and you said yes. You’ve picked a location, rounded up a wedding party and maybe even tried on a dress or two. Now for the fun part: choosing a wedding cake. With tradition out the window at many weddings, there are a huge number of options when considering a cake for your special occasion. From traditional tiered cakes to sheet cakes to cupcakes, here are some great places in Pittsburgh to find your perfect wedding cake.
5200 Brightwood Road
Bethel Park, PA 15102
Located in the south hills, Bethel Bakery is a favorite for cakes for all occasions. If you are looking for a cake for your special day, you can start by meeting with one of Bethel Bakery’s consultants to talk about your dream cake. Next you can enjoy taste testing the many different batter, filling and icing options. Then pour through pictures of past cakes for inspiration and design the cake that is going to be perfect for your special day. Bethel Bakery will deliver your cake and work with your venue to get it set up and looking lovely when the guests arrive.
3360 Library Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
Located in Castle Shannon, Signature Desserts offers not only wedding cakes, but complete dessert packages for your upcoming wedding. Signature Desserts’ cakes are made with buttercream icing and come with a wide variety of cake and filling options. You can design and customize your cake exactly how you want it and there are also many photos of designs to look at for inspiration. You can schedule a tasting appointment as far out as one year before your wedding to give you plenty of time to choose and plan the perfect cake.
Grandma Rose’s Catering and Pastry
2311 Babcock Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Grandma Rose’s Catering and Pastry offers lovely traditional options for your special day. You can set up an appointment, bring your wedding colors, inspiration and even your cake topper to help design the perfect cake for your wedding. While you are meeting with the planner, you can taste samples, take some home and order extra samples for a charge in case you need some more opinions. Grandma Rose’s cakes are made with buttercream icing with options of icing or filling between cake layers. You can choose to pick your cake up for the big day or Grandma Rose’s offers optional delivery.
Fenoglietto’s Wedding Cakes
2955 Leechburg Road
Lower Burrell, PA 15068
With locations in Lower Burrell and inside the Big Day Wedding Center in the strip district, Fenoglietto’s Wedding Cakes offers beautiful fondant cakes that are only limited by your imagination. At Fenoglietto’s, you can design your own custom cake rather than choose from a book. You can choose from a long list of cake choices such as vanilla bean, spice and lemon, in addition to traditional chocolate, white and marble. There are also many filling options ranging from amaretto to chocolate custard to raspberry chambord. Fenoglietto’s service doesn’t end at the wedding cake, though. It also specializes in honeymoon travel so you can have your cake and your dream vacation too.
5510 Glass Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
If you are looking for a truly special cake for your wedding, Creative Cakes in Robinson offers some great options. A very popular place for cakes, Creative Cakes asks that you book your wedding cake at least six months in advance, but you can schedule it as far out as two years if you are a really big planner. To get started on planning your dream cake, schedule a consultation. You will be able to taste two cake flavors, so if you have a preference be sure to let your consultant know when you set the appointment. You can plan your dream design for your cake and Creative Cakes has plenty of photos for inspiration to get you started.
Jennifer Stockdale is a native of the greater Pittsburgh, PA area. She is a restaurant marketer and wine enthusiast and one of the hosts of the East Coast Wine Geeks Podcast. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.