Think about celebrating a special moment without an irresistibly delicious, mouthwatering cake gracing the table. Hard to imagine, right? We totally get that. To ensure you leave your guests awestruck with a delicious dessert, we've compiled a list of 11 fantastic cake creatora based in the US. Their showstopping compositions are nothing short of extraordinary!
Pamela Thibodeaux, the driving force of Deaux Baker, is a self-taught cake maker based in Texas. Her delightful creations not only please the palate but also captivate the eyes. No two cakes are ever the same! Some of them are stark white, while others burst with a kaleidoscope of colors. And the shape varies from whimsical abstract designs to more structured forms. Pamela's cakes are always expressively decorated with beautiful florals sourced from local farms. She doesn't stick to a set menu, but instead, builds her cakes according to the seasons and what’s fresh.
Behind the Dream Cake Test Kitchen brand is self-taught Chicago-based baker Hyun Jung Jun. Since 2020 she's been crafting unique, out-of-this-world cake designs. One of Jun’s signatures is a dome-shaped cake, covered in either buttercream or mirror glaze. Jun loves to play with flavors! She's always on the lookout for unique combinations that she hasn't tried before. Hailing from South Korea, Jun loves incorporating Asian flavors into her creations. Her go-to ingredients include Chinese spices, black pepper, and turmeric. Jun believes they're the secret weapons that bring out the savory side of dessert in the most unexpected ways.
For years, Lucie Franc de Ferriere has been deeply passionate about baking. She eventually started sharing her desserts on social media, and quickly built a devoted following. Even celebrities like Lorde, AnnaSophia Robb, and Harry Styles, couldn't resist her flower-decorated cakes. Taking her baking journey to the next level, Lucie opened her very own cake shop in the lively East Village of New York this January. Her cakes are crafted with seasonal products, each boasting a unique flavor. Topped off with locally sourced flowers, Lucie's edible creations are downright heavenly.
Sasha Piligian, a former pastry chef at Sqirl, has established her own Los Angeles-based bakery called May Provisions. Specializing in seasonal delights such as cakes, pies, and cookies, she takes orders through her website and email. Sasha's creations, like the Carrot Coconut Cake with date caramel and the Strawberry Malt Shiso with lime curd, reflect her expertise and unique flavor combinations, drawing on her experience at Sqirl and the restaurant Lou in Nashville.
Ginger from Gigi’s Little Kitchen creates vegan and dairy-free cakes right in her Brooklyn home kitchen. Her sweet treats are the result of collaborative experiments with her customers. She works closely with all her clients, passionately bringing their unique vision and aesthetic to reality. Gigi has had the honor of designing stunning cakes for A-list celebrities such as Bella Hadid, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, and Harry Styles. Her unconventionally-designed confections have been featured in various publications, including both US Vogue and Vogue Italia.
Jasmine Rae de Lung is a fine art cake maker based in San Francisco. Since founding her cake studio in 2006, she has crafted numerous edible masterpieces for joyous celebrations. Jasmine’s work is natural, elemental, organic, and moving. With a keen ear for her clients' desires, she meticulously translates their visions into reality. Jasmine's delightful confections have garnered attention from prestigious publications such as Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Huffington Post, and other renowned media outlets.
Yip Studio is a Brooklyn-based cake company started by Amy Yip back in 2019. The brand is known for its bespoke rock-shaped “carved” and “mossy” cakes with Asian-inspired flavors. Amy's desserts are often adorned with fruits and meticulous arrangements of flowers, creating a seamless blend of art and pastry in a unique and enjoyable way.
Loria Stern is a culinary artist, botanist, chef, and baker from Los Angeles. Back in 2016, she brought to life Eat Your Flowers, a bakery and catering brand that champions sustainability and inclusivity. Loria first gained fame as the originator of the botanical pressed cookies. She transforms flowers, herbs, and plants into an array of decorative, nutritious, and delicious artworks. Loria's one-of-a-kind edible botanical creations have been celebrated in Vogue, The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, and Oprah, among others.
In 2010, self-taught baker Jordan Rondel founded The Caker. What started out as just a passion project, soon turned into a successful business. As the brand continued to grow, Jordan decided to expand operations and relocated from hometown in Auckland to Los Angeles. Today, she is a sought-after baker for prestigious events, an author of multiple books, and the creator of a line of luxurious make-at-home cake kits. Jordan refrains from using coloring, and her recipes feature ground almonds instead of flour, lending a moreish texture and creating a more wholesome, moist, and sumptuous cake.
Aimee France, a.k.a. Yung Kombucha is a self-taught pastry chef from New York. She kicked off her business a few years back, but has already created desserts for big names like Prada, Chloë Sevigny, and AnnaSophia Robb. Aimee's cakes have a whimsical vibe, featuring artsy frosting, funky flavor combos, and a touch of dried herbs for aroma. Her vegan-friendly confections are art-inspired and totally out of the box.
99 is a charming, Brooklyn-based micro-bakery run by the talented Mina Park. Drawing inspiration from the fond memories of Asian-American childhood, Mina creates delicious desserts that are infused with a sense of nostalgia. Mina's cakes are not overly sweet and incredibly light, cleverly combining whipped mousse and pureed fillings with seasonal fresh fruit.