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Illinois Wedding Cakes - 6 Expert Local Bakers to Consider for a Gorgeous Wedding Cake!

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You're going to love this article if you're in Illinois. We've gathered some seriously talented bakers to consider for your wedding cake. Prepare to be dazzled when you see their work... yes, it's seriously gorgeous.

Getting married in Illinois? The cake is kind of a big deal.

Check out these talented local cake experts. Scroll through photos, meet the bakers and schedule a consultation! Get excited, it's time for cake!

(listed in completely random order! - they were all SO fabulous to work with!)


#1 Leeson's Cakes - Tinley Park, IL

We're Interviewing: Kelly, President

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About Kelly & the Business

We are celebrating 46 years in 2021. I am 3rd generation to run this small family business. My grandparents started it, then my parents and now my husband and myself. We started off in a plaza and after 5 years my grandparents brought the business into their home. We have been a full licensed and insured bakery from the home since 1980. There is a full commercial kitchen, store room and office space. So we are like a regular bakery but we live upstairs. It has allowed me to be a stay at home mom raising our children and doing what I love. I was 4 months old when this business started. So basically, it's in my blood. I have worked here for 27 years with my husband joining 18 years ago.

We only use buttercream icing. No fondant. It's a choice we made a long time ago. And the response is great. As we agree there are some amazing things you can do with fondant, most of it we can duplicate with buttercream. It's not just any buttercream, it is my grandparents recipe. We are kinda known for it! Hopefully someday when its safe to travel and you are in the area I can have a cake ready for you to sample.

What are your service areas?

We service Chicago South Suburbs mainly. But we do service Chicago, surrounding Chicago suburbs, Northwest Indiana

What are your favorite cake and icing flavors?

Hmmm. My most favorite cake has to be a tie between our Almond and Chocolate cake. Both with our Irish cream mousse filling.

Kelly, can you show us some photos?

What is the most popular flavor?

Most Popular are Chocolate with the irish cream. Yellow cake with our strawberry and Vanilla cake with Lemon Chiffon.

Tall Wedding Cake Decorated with String Work

Do you have a favorite cake you've done in the past?

My favorite cake we have done. Wow. That is hard. We have done some really cool ones. We are one of the only bakeries still around that do traditional style decorating. I do love doing those. All the string work and flare. So I pick the traditional cake.

Do you deliver?

Yes we deliver. Typically it is included in the price of your wedding cake. Some restrictions apply such as going downtown Chicago or northern suburbs. Some Indiana locations.

Do you offer anything besides wedding cakes?

We are not a full bakery. Besides wedding cakes and party cakes we offer cupcakes.

Contact Leeson's Cakes, Inc:

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Leeson's Cakes

6713 163rd Place

Tinley Park, IL 60477

Phone: 708-429-1330



#2 Wedding Cake Connection - Washington, IL

We're Interviewing: Barbara, Owner & Certified Master Sugar Artist

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About Barbara & the Business

Award winning decorator, Barbara Evans will wow you and your guests with a beautiful wedding cake creation, exclusively creating custom designed wedding cakes since 1981. Add the “Simple Elegance” of the Wedding Cake Connection to sweeten your special day. What Areas Do You Service?

Peoria Tri-county What Are Your Most Favorite Cake & Icing Flavors?

Vanilla Bean Chocolate Chip with Swiss buttercream or Triple Chocolate with Kahlua & Cream. We have 29 options in our cake flavors and fillings so it's likely we have your favorite and if not we can probably make it!

Barbara, can you show us some photos?

What is the Most Popular Flavor?

Vanilla with red raspberry filling and buttercream. Do You Have a Favorite Cake You’ve Done in the Past? That would be a tie between my 2 daughter's wedding cakes.

Do you Deliver?

We deliver within 50 miles of Peoria. Delivery to Peoria is free, cost in other areas depends on distance.

Do You Offer Anything Besides Wedding Cakes?

We have loads of customers that choose cupcakes. They can be simple or complex - choose from our vast selection of flavors including oreo explosion and key lime pie!

What’s Next?

Contact the Wedding Cake Connection by email or phone for a free quote. We would love to be a sweet part of your very special day!

Contact Wedding Cake Connection:

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Wedding Cake Connection Washington, IL Phone: 309-274-4472 Website Facebook


#3 Princess Creations - Canton, IL

We're Interviewing: Suella, Owner & Cake Designer

Owner with White Wedding Cake

What is your service area?

We have delivered wedding cakes as far away as Wisconsin, Iowa and Missouri! Our normal area is Central Illinois.

What is your most favorite flavor?

My most favorite cake and icing flavors are black raspberry cake and icing! It is so light and refreshing!

What is the most popular flavor?

Our most popular flavor is our traditional white wedding cake with our buttercream icing.

Do you deliver?

We deliver free within a 50 mile radius, we started out in my basement in the middle of nowhere, so we had to make free delivery an option and have stuck with the free 50 mile radius after opening a storefront.

Do you offer anything besides wedding cakes?

We offer a variety of AT LEAST 12 different cupcake flavors daily, usually more like 15-18 flavors! We also offer a large variety of cookies, brownies, cake pops, pies, mini pies, French macarons and so much more! We make a signature sugar cookie, as well as royal icing specialty cookies.

Suella, can you show us some photos?

What's Next?

Call us to schedule a tasting! We will have a bridal open house sometime in late February/ early March!

Contact Princess Creations Cakes:

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Princess Creations

69 E Elm Street, Canton, Illinois 61520

Phone: 309-998-CAKE




#4 Orland Park Bakery - Orland Park, IL

We're Interviewing: Tracie, Wedding Cake Consultant

Outside of Orland Park Bakery

What are your service areas?

We are located in Orland Park, and service Chicago and its suburbs.

What is your favorite flavor?

All of our cakes are delicious but my favorite cake is almond cake with raspberry filling! I also like marble with fudge filling with chocolate buttercream icing or in the fall we make an amazing spice cake that goes well with apple filling and cream cheese.

What is your most popular flavor?

For wedding cakes, our most popular flavor is white cake with either fresh strawberries or raspberry preserves. Another popular option is our red velvet cake with cream cheese filling.

Do you have a favorite cake you've done in the past?

This was tough, since there are so many, but this is one of my favorite cakes. I love how we used different designs and colors in each tier but still kept it classy.

Gold and White Wedding Cake with Flowers and Gold Drip

Do you deliver?

We offer delivery within a 60 mile radius.

Do you offer anything besides wedding cakes?

Besides wedding cakes, we do offer a wide variety of mini pastry, butter cookies, sugar cookies, donuts, macarons, cupcakes and pretzel bites!

Tracie, can you show us some photos?

What's next?

Our consultations are free and you will be able to try all of our delicious cake flavors and fillings, as well as discuss design, size and pricing options. We welcome any design photos or we can help you create the cake of your dreams based on your ideas! If you'd like to come in for a consultation, simply click this link:

Contact Orland Park Bakery:

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Orland Park Bakery

14850 S. Lagrange Road, Orland Park, IL

Call our Wedding Line: 708-949-5451

Call our Bakery: 708-349-8516.




#5 Patty Cakes - Highland, IL

We're Interviewing: Pat Jacoby & Chef Leah Gabriel

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About Pat, Chef Leah & the Business

Pat Jacoby, owner of Patty-Cakes in Highland, IL is an award-winning cake designer with over 40 years of experience. Pat opened her cake studio in May, 1981. Pats daughter Leah, joined her several years ago after graduating from culinary school with a degree in Baking and Pastry Arts. Patty-Cakes is a two time undefeated champion of TLC’s “Ultimate Cake Off.”

Their team won first place for the “Fourth of July the Celebration” in July 2009 and again in season 2, won “The Vintage Wedding Cake” episode. Their team was also the winner of the first ICES Cake Challenge 2011 at the National Convention in Charlotte, NC. Pat also competed on The Food Network Cake Challenge/Disney Classic Cakes with a friend, taking 2nd place with Snow White themed cake. Creations from Patty-Cakes have been featured on numerous TV Shows and in publications!

Pat & Leah, can you show us some photos?

What are your service areas?

We service Southern Illinois, the St. Louis Metro East Area

What is your most popular flavor?

Our most popular cake and icing is French Vanilla Cake, with Strawberry Cream Cheese filling with Buttercream icing.

Do you deliver?

Yes, we do deliver, call for details

Do you offer anything besides wedding cakes?

We do offer cupcakes and wedding cocoa bombs.

Contact Patty Cakes:

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Patty Cakes

1018 Laurel Street Highland, IL 62249 Phone: 618-654-8180



#6 Cakes XO - Lockport, IL

We're Interviewing: Joanne, Owner

Outside of Bakery

What Areas Do You Service?

Southwest suburbs (Lockport, Tinley, Orland, New Lenox, Joliet.

What Are Your Most Favorite Cake & Icing Flavors?

Oreo cake with oreo frosting!

What is the Most Popular Flavor?

Cake flavors: Marble, Carrot, Coconut, Oreo, Red Velvet

Frostings: Homemade Flavored Buttercreams, Homemade Flavored Cream Cheese Do You Offer Anything Besides Wedding Cakes?

We also offer cupcakes, decorated sugar cookies, cake pops, coffee cakes/loaf. We offer some Gluten Free options as well such as cakes, cupcakes and sugar cookies!

Joanne, can you show us some photos?

What's Next?

Schedule a cake tasting and consultation by giving us a call or email.

Contact Cakes XO:

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Cakes XO

14929 Archer Ave Lockport IL 60441

Phone: 815.838.4145 Website



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