Can you imagine celebrating a meaningful occasion without a delicious cake gracing the table? No? Neither do we. If you want to surprise your guests with unique edible artwork, you’ve come to the right place. Below, we’ve listed our favorite cake designers from around the world. Their showstopping compositions will satisfy all of your senses. And make sure you check out their Instagram portfolios for a little inspiration!
Aimee France is a self-taught pastry chef from New York. Although she started her business just three years ago, Aimee has already had a chance to create edible masterpieces for various brands and celebrities. Among her famous clientele are Prada, Chloë Sevigny, and AnnaSophia Robb. Aimee's cakes are recognizable for their whimsical style, painterly frosting, unique flavor combinations, and aromatic dried herbs in decor. Her vegan-friendly confections are art-inspired and totally out of the box.
For years Caro Ravagnani has been experimenting with different crafts but couldn’t find her true calling. However, everything changed once she became a mother. That time Caro tried baking for the first time and fell in love with the craft instantly. Today, Caro has her own London-based business. She works as a cake designer under the Alice + Rosa brand, named after her two daughters. Caro's desserts are inspired by natural textures and organic forms. She tastefully combines clean, simple lines with more complex shapes to create delicious works of art.
Olivia Hill is a London-based baker specializing in bespoke weddings and occasion cakes. What started as a hobby is now a successful nationwide business. Olivia’s signature is lambeth and shaggy-style cakes that are colorful and fun in design. In her work, she is usually led by her customers’ specifications. However, when the baker is given free reign, she feels the happiest. For her incredible cakes, Olivia uses only high-quality ingredients, fresh edible flowers, and a variety of homemade toppings.
Liz is the cake designer and maker behind CakeBuds based in London. She originally started her business by baking a cake for her daughter's first birthday and after encouragement from family and friends she resigned from her job as a forensic accountant to pursue her creative passion full time. She quickly established herself in the wedding industry and received numerous awards. Her cakes are renowned for their creative flair and she continues to enjoy creating beautiful wedding cakes every day.
Paulin Teo is a renowned cake artist who works from her studio in Singapore. She started Crummb in 2012 and has since been making desserts full-time. Over the years, Paulin has developed her signature style, inspired by architecture, sculpture, and ceramics. Today, she is behind some of the most trendsetting cake designs. Paulin creates modern bespoke desserts for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, and other happy occasions.
Cry Baby Cakes is a Toronto-based online bakery run by pastry chef Brooke Cowitz. She is known for crafting stylish, unconventional confections that are not only enjoyable to eat but enjoyable to look at too. Though she has a set menu, Brooke is always open to custom orders. She creates everything, from cakes and cupcakes to macarons and meringues. Colorful and delicious, Brooke's confections are always scene-stealers!
Cynthia Irani is a cake designer based in Montreal. Her journey as a baker started after she designed a cake for her daughter’s birthday event. Cynthia received a lot of praise for her work, which led her to share her hobby with the world. Cynthia's sweet creations are inspired by her love for fine arts and botanicals. She always decorates her cakes with florals that she handcrafts with gum paste, wafer paper, and Italian crepe paper. Cynthia's blossoming edible compositions are really one of a kind.
Behind the Dream Cake Test Kitchen brand is self-taught baker Hyun Jung Jun. Since 2020, a Chicago-based chef has been creating whimsical cakes that look like something straight out of a fantasy world. One of Jun’s signature designs is a dome-shaped cake, covered in buttercream or mirror glaze. She enjoys experimenting with flavors and finding new combinations she hasn't tried before. Hailing from South Korea, Jun also loves incorporating Asian flavors into her creations. Her favorite ingredients include Chinese five spices, black pepper, and turmeric. Jun believes they can bring out the savory aspects of dessert in unexpected ways.
Baking has been Lucie Franc de Ferriere’s passion for years. She eventually began posting her desserts on socials and quickly gained a loyal following. Her flower-decorated cakes were tried by Lorde, AnnaSophia Robb, and most recently, Harry Styles. In January, Lucie brought her business to another level by opening her very first cake shop in the East Village, New York. From Lucie cakes are made with seasonal products and have unique flavors. Topped with locally sourced flowers, Lucie's edible creations are heavenly.
Ginger of Gigi’s Little Kitchen creates vegan and dairy-free cakes in her home kitchen in Brooklyn. Gigi’s desserts are collaborative experiments between her and her customers. She works closely with all her clients to lovingly bring their unique vision and aesthetic to life. Gigi created stunning cakes for A-list celebrities such as Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, and Harry Styles. Her unconventionally-designed confections have been featured in various publications, including US Vogue and Vogue Italia.
Hebe Konditori is the brainchild of London-based baker Sarah Hardy. She uses her background in art as well as her sculpting skills to create extraordinary vegan cakes. Sarah’s style was heavily inspired by fashion and cinematography. She names Sophia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette film as one of her main influences. Sarah also draws from traditional baking and pastry chefs. Aside from making cakes for order, Sarah works as a food stylist and recipe developer.
Jasmine Rae de Lung is a fine art cake maker based in San Francisco. Since establishing her cake studio in 2006, she has created hundreds of edible compositions for happy occasions. Jasmine’s work can be described as natural, elemental, organic, and moving. She always listens to her customers attentively to ensure she brings their vision to life as accurately as possible. Jasmine's sweet creations have been featured in Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Huffington Post, and other well-known publications.
LiMa Cakes was founded by the Toronto-based cake artist Sona Karapetyan. Over the years, Sona has developed her own design language. She enjoys experimenting with different textures, shapes, and architectural elements. Sona creates bespoke pieces for each individual client based on their imagination, personality, style and unique event theme. Her showstopping sweet masterpieces will definitely wow your guests!
Loria Stern is a culinary artist, botanist, chef, and baker from Los Angeles. In 2016 she founded Eat Your Flowers, a bakery and catering brand that advocates for 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.
Maggie Austin is an internationally-acclaimed cake designer and sugar flower artist based in Washington. She creates bespoke weddings and event cakes for clients across the globe. Maggie’s designs have graced the tables of elite clients, from Hollywood celebrities to the White House and royalty. Her work is instantly recognizable for dreamy watercolors, lifelike sugar flowers, graceful compositions, and rice-paper accents.
Marino Machado is an experienced pastry chef who brings her unique background to her cake-making. Originally from Brazil, Machado has fond memories of family, friends, and farmhands preparing food together and has a deep soul connection with sweet food. After studying French cuisine at Le Cordon Bleu and working in a two-star Michelin kitchen, Machado moved to Australia and found her true passion in creating cakes for special occasions. Her cakes are inspired by nature and the joy she brings to each couple is what keeps her motivated and inspired.
Sandra is the wedding cake designer behind Migalha Doce, who is based in Barreiro, Portugal. She started her career as a fashion designer but eventually found her true passion in cake design. With her own blog, she began experimenting with different techniques and textures to create unique cakes for her clients. With no formal training, she takes pride in having learned everything on her own. She loves bringing her art to life and sharing it with others.
Sweet Bloom Cakes is a Sydney-based boutique studio founded by Dewi Kurniadi. With a strong background in hospitality and a passion for cake design, Dewi has developed her business into a studio that creates custom, handcrafted cakes, confections and personalised event experiences. She has been providing custom design and handcrafted cakes to her clients since 2008. Her cakes are inspired by the beauty of nature and are made with the highest quality ingredients, ensuring a one of a kind experience. Everyone who tastes her cakes will be sure to be blown away by the unique beauty and delicious taste.
Tortik Annushka Pastry Shop was established in 2009 in Moscow. Their team of highly trained pastry chefs and cake decorating professionals bring their love and skill to create stunning and tasty masterpieces for your special day. Tortik Annushka also offers various video courses for beginner and professional bakers.
Violet Cakes is a wedding cake designer based in East London that specializes in organic and low-intervention ingredients. Their cakes feature luxurious Swiss Meringue Buttercream and can be decorated with fresh flowers and seasonal fruit sourced from local suppliers. To ensure your special day goes off without a hitch, Violet Cakes also sends a baker with the cake to construct the tiers on site.
ip Studio is a renowned Brooklyn-based cake company founded in 2019 by Amy Yip. They specialize in creating one-of-a-kind cakes with intricate sculptural shapes and rock-inspired textures. The company is famous for their carved cakes with Asian-inspired flavors, combining art and pastry in a unique fun way.