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Top Spots To Get Alternative Wedding Cakes In Philadelphia

Traditional wedding cakes are beautiful and classic, but more and more brides and grooms are opting to show their personal style by choosing alternative wedding desserts. Cupcake towers, personal pies, elaborate cookies, miniature pastries and more can be found at weddings throughout Philadelphia. Here are just a few of the top spots offering creative sweet options for a couple's special day.

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Town Crier Bakery
29 Peddler's Lane
Lahaska, PA 18931
(215) 794-9910

Nestled among the 70 specialty shoppes at Peddler's Village, Town Crier Bakery is an old-fashioned bakery that specializes in wedding cakes, cookie trays and pastries. While its traditional pound cake is always a favorite, the creative possibilities for your wedding desserts are limitless. Couples with a lot of Philadelphia pride might be interested in the Tastykake Cake, which showcases a variety of Tastykake favorites in tiers to mimic a cake. If the bride and groom love both cake and pastry, Town Crier offers cakes that are topped with cream puffs or mini cannoli for a truly unique experience. Each of these specialty cakes are available for approximately $150 and serve 50 people. As for individual desserts, the bakery offers personal pies ranging from $3 to $5 each and beautiful cupcake towers ranging from $2.50 to $4 per cupcake.


Bredenbeck's Bakery
8126 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118
(215) 247-7374

With its historic shop in Chestnut Hill, Bredenbeck's has been a Philadephia tradition for over 120 years. So it's no surprise that this bakery shows up on just about every vendor list of wedding venues in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. In addition to exquisite wedding cakes of all types and decorative tastes, Bredenbeck's also offers several alternative options to the traditional cake. The Tiffany lover will delight in individual Tiffany box cakes. These chocolate or vanilla layer cakes are iced to look like the famous little blue box (or iced in your wedding colors) and ordered at $4.95 each. At just $2.80 each, gourmet cupcakes are a wonderful way to allow guests to try a variety of flavors. Create a plate for each table with options like pumpkin Nutella, dulce de leche, banana with peanut butter (the Elvis) and many more. If cake isn't your thing, serve individual pies; Bredenbeck's three-inch pies are available for $3.95 each. The family-recipe crust can be filled with a variety of fruits including blueberry, apple, cherry, pumpkin and more.

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Whipped Bakeshop
636 Belgrade St.
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 598-5449

Considering that Whipped Bakeshop is only about five years old, it's remarkable to see how often it pops up on "best" lists in Philadelphia, most often for its delicious cupcakes. And while the wedding cakes at Whipped Bakeshop are extraordinary and practically too pretty to eat, the hand-crafted cookies and gourmet cupcakes can be just as impressive. The bakery is coming out with new ideas all the time, but some of the most popular designs have a definite Philly feel. In addition to Liberty Bell and Phillies logo-shaped cookies, the iconic LOVE sculpture is recreated on shortbread cookies, atop cupcakes and even on elaborate wedding cakes. In fact, one cake design showcases the City of Brotherly Love with the skyline's most famous buildings and statues, hearts and miniature Liberty Bells. A handmade miniature LOVE sculpture tops off the cake. Prices vary based on design.

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Potito's Bakery
1614 W. Ritner St.
Philadelphia, PA 19145
(215) 389-CAKE

The popular South Philly staple of Potito's Bakery has recently opened an additional location in Center City, making it even easier to enjoy its Italian favorites such as cannoli and Italian cream cake, custom special occasion and wedding cakes and a variety of pastries and cookies. If unique is what you're after, order Potito's signature Colossal Cannoli. For $99, this eye-catching, edible two-foot cannoli can be filled with up to 60 mini cannoli for your guests to enjoy.

Michelle Hein is a copy editor for a women's fashion company in Bucks County by day and a self-proclaimed food and drink fanatic by night and weekend. She enjoys attending wine classes, trying new recipes in the kitchen and going to old favorites and new restaurants alike in the Bucks County and Philadelphia area. If the writing gig doesn't pan out, she constantly dreams of owning her own bakery...perhaps connected to the restaurant/bar that her lawyer boyfriend would love to open.
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