After the bridal gown, the wedding cake—no matter the size or flavour—is the eternally anticipated thing on a couple’s big day. The tiered masterpiece holds its own from afar and makes its rounds on social media like seasoned royalty. Pop in the hashtag #weddingcake on Instagram and there are over 7.4 million pictures for your personal consumption.
The wedding cake is no less spectacular in Asian weddings. The cutting of the cake is a significant moment that happens during the wedding dinner and symbolises the couple’s first joint act as newlyweds. What good is a cake if it doesn’t have that delicate flavour bomb that leaves the couple and their guests in heady happiness? Beyond fresh flowers and a perfect fondant, these cake makers also deliver little slices of heaven when it comes to taste and texture. As they say, save space for dessert.
Creative businesses often materialise when you can’t find a solution you’re satisfied with. In the case of Crummb, founder and cake artist Paulin Teo realised her ideal wedding cake didn’t exist, which inspired her to make her own. Teo excels at everything from marbled fondant to metallic finishes and textured geometry, and is exploring using wafer paper to make sculptural silhouettes. Her latest initiative includes an online shop selling cake decorating tools, such as textured rolling pins, and tutorials.
Crème Maison holds the title of being the first on this island to make a floral cupcake bouquet, made entirely of buttercream. Combining the freshest ingredients with comforting local flavours, the bakery’s go-to list includes raspberry lychee rose, matcha salted egg, and earl grey lavender. The latter is a decadent number which infuses premium-grade Gryphon classic earl grey leaves with lavender overnight, before being infused again in the cake sponge batter.
Known for their repertoire of designs and perfectly moist cakes, the sky is the limit when it comes to customising a wedding cake with Edith Patisserie. While their ombré and rustic floral cakes are faultless, creative minds can run wild with their imagination here—and see their creations come to life with perfect finesse.
Winifred Kristé Cake
If you’re a boho bride who loves all things floral, Winifred Kristé’s stunning romantic floral cakes are all that you’ve ever dreamed of. Each layer is meticulously painted, including the hand-made sugar flower petals which gracefully adorn the cake. Kristé, who has been involved in designing cake and dessert spreads for Martha Stewart, imports most of her ingredients from the US. The earl grey chocolate cake is a must-try.
Chef Amber Seah trained under the Le Cordon Bleu Japan and is skilled in fondant cakes, Korean buttercream and French pastry. Her cakes are spectacular yet surprisingly healthy, as she believes in not using artificial flavouring in her bakes. Seah’s David Austin roses, which take two hours each to make using their newly-developed chocolate velvet paste, make for an elegant finish.
Started by Ann Chong and Ng Hui Yi, two friends who graduated from the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu, Bloomsbury Bakers is your neighbourhood dessert shop that sells moreish treats such as matcha chocolate tarts, sea salt brownies, and an impressive array of cakes. Their customised wedding cakes deserve a mention for their intricate florals and flavour profiles—if you like the burnt sweetness of speculoos, the talented duo can make it happen on your big day.