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Impressive Iowa Cake Experts to Consider for a Beautiful (& Tasty) Wedding Cake!

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You're going to love this post if you are getting married in Iowa and looking for a gorgeous wedding cake for your wedding day. We've gathered some beyond impressive and talented bakers to consider for your wedding day cake. Prepare to be amazed when you see their work... yes, it's seriously that beautiful.

Getting married in Iowa? The Cake is Kind of a Big Deal!

Check out these talented local Iowa cake artists. Scroll through photos, meet the talent 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 The Sugar Shack Bakery - Sioux City, IA

We're Interviewing: Claudia, The Owner

Purple and White Wedding Cake

About the Business!

I was born and raised in Sioux City, IA. I have always had a passion for baking. It started in my teens for baking treats for Christmas gifts. I opened The Sugar Shack Bakery in December of 1999 and twenty-one years later, we are busier than ever. We do a variety of decorated cookies, cakes, bars, breads, and cupcakes, just to list a few.

Do you have any favorite flavors among clients? What is your favorite?

My favorite is pink champagne with white buttercream, one of our more simply delicious options. Our customer favorite or most popular is a chocolate cake with chocolate mousse filling, topped with chocolate buttercream, drizzled with a chocolate ganache drip.

How big (or small) of cakes can you create?

We can do 6” round cakes up to 16” rounds or a full sheet cake. One time we had a request for a 7 tier cake, it stood 7’ tall!

Do you deliver?

We absolutely deliver! We typically only delivery within a hundred-mile radius; the cost varies by mileage. We have delivered wedding cakes up to two hours away.

Do you offer anything besides wedding cakes?

Yes, we offer a wide selection of delectable treats. We are most known for our decorated sugar cookies and cake decorating. Our team here are incredibly talented and appreciate a decorating challenge. The list includes: cookies, truffles, chocolate covered: Rice Krispies, Oreos and strawberries, cakes, cupcakes, dessert shooters, cookies cakes, bars (brownies, scotcharoos, etc), and mini bread loafs (pumpkin, lemon, banana, etc).

How can someone get started with you?

First thing to do is to call and check availability. It is not uncommon to have dates blocked due to high demand. Next step is to schedule a tasting to try our 15 different cake and filling combinations and meet with myself to discuss details. We have such talented staff, but we always welcome pictures for inspiration and ideas, this way our team can ensure a happy customer on pickup day.

Can you show us some photos of your past cakes?

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The Sugar Shack Bakery

700 Jennings Street

Sioux City, IA 51105



#2 Little Sweets Cake Design - Quad City, IA

We're Interviewing: Addie, The Owner

Blue and White Wedding Cake

About the Business!

I was a college art student at St. Ambrose University with a secret obsession for desserts. (Well, maybe it wasn’t a secret... ask anyone how much I love ice cream!) After college, I taught high school ceramics for 7 years. I baked in my kitchen at home for friend and family birthdays - but - I couldn’t allow my daughter’s birthday cakes to look and taste like they came from the grocery store. I was a hobby baker who discovered a way to combine dessert with my background in 3D design. There has never been a better union!

What are your most favorite cake and icing flavors? Is there a favorite among clients?

Other than the 'traditional' flavors of chocolate and white cake, most couples/clients order our specialty cake flavors such as salted caramel, cookie dough, cookies and cream, earl grey, and chai. Yummm...

How big (or small) of cakes can you create?

There is no cake too big or too small! We create small 6" round cakes for small family gatherings up to giant, multi-tiered cakes for weddings. If the cake is very large we will bring the cake in separate pieces and assemble it at the venue!

Do you deliver? If yes, what are your service areas?

Yes, we deliver for free in the Quad City IA/IL area for large events. We also deliver to surrounding areas for a small mileage fee. A 120 mile radius is the farthest we usually deliver since we work with more than one wedding every weekend.

Do you offer anything besides wedding cakes?

We make desserts of any kind for assorted desserts tables, including cupcakes, cake pops, sheet cakes, pies, mini trifle cups, cheesecakes, cookies, macarons, and brownies.

What can you tell me about getting started?

A tasting consultation should be one of the best parts of your wedding planning! I allow at least an hour for 3 people to taste cake and chat about your cake design ideas. You can share inspiration photos if you like, or you can share the color scheme/decor of your reception for me to design a completely custom cake to match your vision and style. :)

Can you show us some photos?

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Addie with Little Sweets Cake Design


133 1st Ave W Milan, IL



#3 Sugar Flower Cake Design - Cedar Rapids, IA

We're Interviewing: Jennifer, Owner & Lead Cake Designer

Bakery Owner with Cake

About the Business!

I have a background in graphic design and over the past 20 years have worked in baking and pastry; as well as culinary. I started working at Hotel Kirkwood in 2013 as a pastry line cook and in 2015 became the cake designer for the hotel. In 2016 I was asked to teach Basic, Advanced and Wedding Cake classes for the bakery program at Kirkwood. In 2019 I left my position as Cake Designer and opened Sugar Flower Cake Design. Sugar Flower Cake Design is a home based custom cake studio. I focus on wedding cakes and groom cakes. I have a small studio located in my back yard, where I make my cakes, frostings, sugar flowers and décor. My focus is on sugar flowers and designs that are tailored to my clients style.

What are your most favorite cake and icing flavors? Is there a favorite among clients?

I love most cake, there’s not much that I don’t love; however I would say my carrot cake is amazing! My champagne cake with strawberry buttercream is a favorite and anything with salted caramel buttercream is super yummy! My clients really love my champagne cake with raspberry or strawberry buttercream, spice cake with salted caramel and carrot cake.

How big (or small) of cakes can you create?

I do have a three tier minimum for weddings; however while working as cake a designer have made a single tiered cake to a six tiered cake.

Do you deliver?

I do deliver and actually prefer to deliver whether a wedding cake or groom cake. Delivery within Cedar Rapids and as far as an hour drive is complimentary. Delivery charges apply to deliveries over an hour drive away.

Do you offer anything besides wedding cakes?

I offer groom cakes that have some sort of sculpted element to it; as well as sheet cake for larger weddings.

What can you tell me about getting started?

I do offer tastings and I will usually meet my clients at a coffee shop or Panera for a consultation. I recommend to brides and grooms to fill out the cake quote form on my website, so that they can get an idea on price before scheduling a tasting. I like to ask my clients what their colors are, flowers, wedding style and design elements that they have seen on a cake.

Can you show us some photos of your past cakes?

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Sugar Flower Cake Design

248 Drinkward Street NW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52405




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