The Ultimate Guide to Bakeries
Find everything you need to get the cake you want, without paying a price that will leave a bitter taste in your mouth.
THE BAKE SHOPPE 222 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 226-0176 PRICE $2.50 to $6 per slice CAKES Vanilla, chocolate, lemon swirl, raspberry swirl, banana, cheese cake FILLINGS Traditional fillings include lemon, custard, fudge, peanut butter, raspberry, chocolate mousse and strawberry. If there is a specific flavor you want, they'll try to make it. ICINGS Buttercream, vanilla, chocolate and whipped cream MOST REQUESTED Brides love the vanilla cake with buttercream icing. They often have it decorated with real flowers or sugar roses.
CAKES BY KIM 15 Germay Drive, Wilmington 252-9995, cakesbykim.com Cakes by Kim offers lots of options-from their varied filling selection to vegan or sugar-free cakes. PRICE From $3.75 CAKES Yellow, sugar-free yellow, yellow with chocolate chips, marble, chocolate, sugar-free chocolate, pound and carrot FILLINGS Choose between mousse or fruit fillings. Mousse options include chocolate, white chocolate, mint chocolate, mint, raspberry, lemon, strawberry, mocha, Jamaican rum, Oreo and Amar-etto. Fruit fillings include strawberry, blueberry, cherry, banana, mango, Key lime, apple, peach, apricot, pineapple and coconut. ICINGS Cream cheese, buttercream, chocolate and whipped cream MOST REQUESTED Brides love the yellow cake with straw-berry and vanilla pudding, topped with buttercream.
CAKES BY MEREDITH Magnolia, 335-4244 cakesbymeredith.com PRICE From $2.95 per slice CAKES Amaretto, apple-cinnamon-pecan, blue velvet, carrot, cherry almond, chocolate, chocolate chip, French vanilla, Key lime, lemon, marble, orange, pineapple-pecan, pink champagne, red velvet, strawberry, vanilla-almond and yellow FILLINGS Buttercream, banana cream, chocolate mousse, coconut cream, cream cheese, strawberry preserves, hazelnut, Key lime, orange zest buttercream, pumpkin spice buttercream, raspberry, tart lemon ICINGS Buttercream, chocolate, cream cheese, ganache and rolled fondant BAKER'S FAVORITE CAKE Baker Meredith Wade is partial to the pink champagne cake with fresh strawberries and buttercream icing.
CANNON'S CAKES 228 Astro Shopping Center Kirkwood Hwy., Newark 368-7900, cannonscakes.com Want a zebra cake to go with your African safari- themed wedding? Cannon Cakes is ready to serve, offering costume cakes to match a wedding's motif. PRICE Cakes range from $80 to $400 CAKES Yellow, chocolate, marble, half and half, lemon, banana, carrot, strawberry, spice and orange FILLINGS Strawberry, blueberry, lemon, raspberry, cherry, pineapple, vanilla cream, chocolate cream, banana cream, coconut cream, chocolate mousse and fresh strawberry with whipped cream ICING buttercream MOST REQUESTED Vanilla cake with chocolate mousse filling BAKER'S FAVORITE The folks at Cannons have two favorite cakes. One features edible seashell decorations. The other pops with the colors of autumn and leaf-inspired design.
CLASSIC CAKES II 1051 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover, 678-2061 PRICE Varies CAKES Yellow, chocolate, vanilla, carrot cake, almond and spice FILLINGS Vanilla mousse, chocolate mousse, chocolate ganache truffle, white chocolate mousse, coconut cream, pineapple cream, raspberry and strawberry ICINGS Buttercream, chocolate buttercream and white icing
DARIA HORN OF SWEET 'ART P.O. Box 194, Milton 645-0420, sweetart.zoomshare.com PRICE From $3 per slice CAKES Double Dutch, chocolate, French vanilla, lemon, orange, spice, orange blossom, speckled cake, almond, lemon poppy seed, apple, apple spice, pumpkin spice, carrot and strawberry shortcake FILLINGS Raspberry glaze, English lemon curd, mocha buttercream, rich chocolate buttercream, dark or white chocolate ganache and pastry cream ICINGS Buttercream, rolled fondant BAKER'S FAVORITE CAKE While Horn is a self-professed chocoholic, she favors the orange blossom and carrot cakes. The orange blossom flavors reminds her of wedding cakes from her childhood, while the carrot cake is 'the best I've ever had in my life.'
DELVECCHIO BAKERY RR 54, Selbyville, 436-9618 Sure, the white cake with white icing is the most popular, but Delvecchio Bakery has lots of options. Locals know that the fudge icing used on other cakes makes a fantastic filler between layers. PRICE $2.25 to $2.75 per slice. Prices for cupcakes vary. CAKES Vanilla, chocolate, carrot FILLINGS Raspberry cream, white chocolate mousse, chocolate, caramel chocolate mousse, fudge ICINGS Buttercream, rolled fondant, marzipan
JUST DESSERTS BY JEKEITTA 110 N. Dupont Hwy., New Castle 322-1164, justdessertstoo.com Just Desserts offers a choice of cakes from red velvet to sweet potato cake. Try the pound cake, which blends lemon, butter, coconut, vanilla and rum into one memorable confection. PRICE From $1.78 per slice CAKES Yellow, chocolate, marble, red velvet, strawberry, sweet potato and five-flavor pound cake FILLINGS Various fruit fillings, strawberry and cream mousse ICINGS Buttercream and whipped cream
KRYSTYNA'S POLISH BAKERY 32 Carpenter Plaza, Wilmington, 475-1157 PRICE Prices vary CAKES Carrot, pound cake and customized pound cake FILLINGS Custard, raspberry, apricot and strawberry ICINGS Traditional icing, buttercream
LIBERTY LANE BAKE SHOPPE 408 Liberty Lane, Kirkwood, Pennsylvania (484) 614-5971 PRICE From $3 per slice CAKES White, vanilla, dark chocolate fudge, chocolate chip, red velvet and carrot FILLINGS Italian cream, cream cheese, raspberry buttercream, strawberry buttercream, chocolate buttercream, buttercream, white chocolate buttercream, fruit and cream ICINGS Cream cheese, raspberry buttercream, strawberry buttercream, chocolate buttercream, buttercream, white chocolate buttercream and Italian cream
RESTAURANT NAGE 19730 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach 265-6694, www.nage.bz The bakers at Nage encourage brides to get creative with flavors. If the kitchen doesn't have their own recipe, it'll work on finding one. PRICE From $4 per slice CAKES Chocolate, vanilla, Key lime and orange, red velvet, white chocolate and custom cakes FILLINGS Raspberry, strawberry, apricot, white chocolate mousse and chocolate mousse ICINGS Sugar, buttercream, cream cheese, fondant, marzipan BAKER'S FAVORITE CAKE The staff has a collective favorite'a four-tier red velvet cake with cream cheese filling and buttercream icing. The masterpiece was covered in intricate piping and fresh red roses.
PAPA'S PASTRY 600 N. Union St., Wilmington, 777-0877 If you like raspberry, Papa's Pastry is the home of the must-have, four-layer raspberry cake. PRICE Varies CAKE Pound, chiffon, chocolate, raspberry, strawberry, chocolate mousse, mocha, Italian rum, cannoli, carrot cake, and black and white FILLINGS Papa's will work on creating any filling that the bride and groom want. In the past they have done lemon, peanut butter mousse and raspberry mousse. ICING Buttercream, fondant, whipped cream, cream cheese and flavored buttercream PAPA'S PASTRY'S SIGNATURE CAKE This cake is the baker's favorite along with the favorite of many local brides. The cake is a four-layer creation that features pound cake and layers of raspberry jam and cream cheese icing.
PASQUALINI'S BAKERY 101 Atlantic Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-2111 PRICE From $3.75 per slice CAKES Pound cake makes the base, but it can be changed for just about any flavor. Popular options include hazelnut, almond, yellow and raspberry. FILLINGS Custard, mousse, strawberry, blueberry, lemon and cannoli ICINGS White, buttercream, chocolate buttercream, whipped cream, cream cheese, peanut butter, Oreo, lemon, raspberry and coconut
QUIET ELEGANCE 923 Bay Road, Milford, 422-2578 Quiet Elegance offers nothing but wedding cakes, so they are experts. If you're having a beach-themed wedding, be sure to ask about the hand-painted chocolate seashell cakes. PRICE From $2.85 per slice CAKES Try one of the specialty cakes, with flavors like yellow cake with raspberry; yellow cake with French chiffon lemon filling; chocolate with chocolate mousse; spiced carrot cake with currents, pineapple, and apples; and Black Russian chocolate cake, with cr'me de cacao and coffee. Or try marble cake, lemon pound cake or red velvet cake. ICINGS Buttercream, modeling chocolate and fondant BAKER'S FAVORITE Nothing beats one of Quiet Elegance's whimsical cakes, which features colors such as tangerine and fuchsia. Of course, a chocolate fondant cake laced with actual ribbons is a close second.
SERPE AND SONS BAKERY 1411 Kirkwood Hwy., Elsmere 994-1868, serpesbakery.com This is the go-to place for the traditional wedding cake that brides-to-be have dreamt of for generations. PRICE Cakes start at $112.50 CAKE Italian rum, carrot cake, buttercream pound cake, chocolate pound cake, lemon pound cake, almond pound cake and marble pound cake FILLINGS Lemon, cherry, raspberry, peach, blueberry chocolate mousse ICINGS Buttercream, chocolate and whipped cream MOST REQUESTED Couples love the buttercream cake with buttercream icing, but the house favorite is the almond cake with raspberry filling.
SIMPLY CAKES 25 Commerce St., Harrington, 398-0840 PRICE Varies CAKES Half and half, orange, spice, red velvet, French vanilla and lemon FILLINGS Buttercream, chocolate, Bavarian cream, raspberry, cherry, strawberry, lemon, banana, pineapple and cream cheese ICING Homemade buttercream MOST REQUESTED Over and over again brides are asking for a stacked square cake decorated with cream and chocolate roses over a light green sage icing.
SWEENEY'S BAKERY Naamans Road, Wilmington, 475-5884 Sweeny's follows the rule that if you do one thing, you should do it well. Here, the traditional wedding cake is simple, but incredibly decadent. Classic brides, eat your heart out. PRICE From $60 to $220 per cake CAKES Pound or yellow ICINGS White or Buttercream MOST REQUESTED Pound cake with buttercream icing
SWEET-N-SASSY CUPCAKES 134B East Main St., Newark 368-2253, sweetnsassycupcakes.com If your sweetheart makes you giddy like a schoolgirl, you might want to celebrate your nuptials with a childhood throwback cupcakes. PRICE From $2.50 per cupcake or $28 per dozen OPTIONS Vanilla cake with vanilla icing, vanilla cake with chocolate icing, chocolate cake with vanilla icing, chocolate cake and chocolate icing, red velvet, triple chocolate, lemon cake with raspberry icing, mocha, peanut butter, banana cake with cream cheese icing, raspberry, Oreo, mint chocolate chip, coconut, carrot, strawberry, chocolate chip, banana cake with strawberry icing, and lemon cake with lemon icing. WEDDING CUPCAKES Traditionally Sweet-n-Sassy uses buttercream icing for its wedding cupcakes, but the bakers can work with the bridal couple to create just about anything.
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