2966 Freeport Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95818
Freeport has earned loyal patrons of its baked goods during the past 27 years in Sacramento. The award-winning bakery has cake consultants to help couples plan and a wedding cake blog full of gorgeous custom cakes. Freeport offers numerous options for cake design and can create vegan confections as well. In additional to traditional cake flavors, options include red velvet, golden buttermilk and lemon poppy seed. The long list of sumptuous fillings includes raspberry, hazelnut or mocha mousse, and lemon or apricot buttercreams. The signature Italian meringue frosting is divine, and you can add edible flowers and almost anything else you can imagine. Ultimately, it will be hard to save even one piece to go into the freezer for your one-year anniversary.
Shelton’s Wedding Cake Designs
2108 El Camino Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95821
Experienced cake design artists can help you find the perfect look and flavor of your wedding cake, and the results are truly spectacular. Some of the more unique cake flavors at Shelton’s are vanilla rum, butter pecan and white cake with chocolate chips. Tasty fillings include raspberry or cherry cream cheese, German chocolate, strawberry mousse and amaretto. Since the whole operation is focused on wedding cakes, the staff at Shelton’s has plenty of experience in making your big day go smoothly. It offers valuable tips on finding the appropriate location for the cake to be placed at the reception, including how stable the surface needs to be and which background will look best in photos featuring the cake.
Cake & Candy Specialties
8077 Greenback Ln.
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
This bakery is known for offering great customer service and flexibility, a benefit to those facing complex wedding decisions. There are numerous options for nuptial confections and for groom’s cakes and bridal showers as well. The talented staff can make suggestions or help design the cake of your dreams, whether it be simple or complex. Cake flavors include strawberry, marble and carrot, and high-quality eggless cakes are available too. Sample some of the tasty fillings when you visit, such as Bavarian or Vienna cream, pineapple and cream cheese. Fresh fruit is used when in season, and this bakery can create customer fillings to titillate your taste buds as well.
7601 Sunrise Blvd., Suite 5
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
www.sweetcakesbyrebecca.comRebecca works hard to ensure the wedding cake design complements the flowers, décor, invitations and attire on the big day, and offers helpful suggestions to make the process go smoothly. The three-dimensional, sculpted cakes in the bakery’s portfolio are artistic and unique, and clearly tailored to each couple’s desires. Cake flavors include banana, strawberry, amaretto and tiramisu, the latter being an espresso and brandy confection. There are many delicious fillings available, such as lime custard, caramel cream, honey buttercream, Madagascar bourbon vanilla buttercream and mango preserves. Sweet Cakes also offers dessert bar options like mini flan and cheesecakes, cinnamon sugar sopapilla bites, salted caramel tartlets, beignets and vanilla panna cotta with pomegranate.
Above & Beyond Cakes
9372 Elk Grove Florin Road
Elk Grove, CA 95624
www.aboveandbeyondcakes.comAbove & Beyond Cakes offers unique cake flavors like pink champagne, fuzzy navel, pistachio, blueberry and spice cake and gluten-free options beyond the tradition white or chocolate. Delicious fillings include spiced rum or coconut custard, cookies and cream mousse, lemon curd, Oreo buttercream and spiced apple preserves. Lush, glossy fondants and ganache can add pizzazz and great flavors to the beautifully designed wedding cakes.
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