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LOVE A Cake Walk – Tie The Knot 2023

Katherine and Scott Barnow • December 31, 2022
Dolce Bakery created a traditional wedding cake for Katie and Scott. The beautiful cake was vanilla with vanilla buttercream. The florals were from Good Earth Floral.

Photo Credit: Melissa and Beth Photography

Kathryn and Jason Blake • April 15, 2023
Kathryn and Jason had a delicious lemon cake with lemon mousse and raspberry jam with a whipped cream frosting made by Flour Power Cakery. 

Photo Credit: Jessica Rice

Brogan and Johnathan Cullen • October 15, 2022
André’s Confiserie Suisse designed a beautiful two-tier wedding cake for Brogan and John. The bottom layer was raspberry and rum with a yellow cake, and the top layer was mocha flavored. The couple had a second cake that was chocolate and pistachio and covered in white chocolate shavings.

Photo Credit: Angie Scott Photography

Hannah and Robert Freeman • December 3, 2022
Hannah and Bobby’s wedding cake was a vanilla torte yellow wedding cake with vanilla buttercream frosting and white chocolate shavings from André’s Confiserie Suisse. It was adorned with some of their wedding flowers from Good Earth Floral.

Photo Credit: Heather Brulez Photography

Amal Gochenour and Dr. James Fields • August 20, 2022
While Amal and James did have a cake, it was not the main attraction. The couple chose to serve mini ice cream cones, courtesy of their favorite Baltimore ice cream establishment, Taharaka Brothers. 

Photo Credit: Astrid Photography

Maggie and Kevin Hart • July 23, 2022
Cosentino’s Bakery made a lovely three-tier cake for Maggie and Kevin Hart. Two tiers were red velvet flavored, and one tier was wedding cake. The couple chose red velvet because the groom and his late father, Kevin Mark Hart, shared that as their favorite flavor. The cake was covered in vanilla icing and adorned with flowers for extra detail. 

Photo Credit: Kathleen Straub Photography

Caitlin and Broderick Johnson • June 25, 2022
Created by Dolce Bakery, Caitlin and Brody chose an almond flavored cake with raspberry cream filling and traditional vanilla icing. 

Photo Credit: Elizabeth Ladean Photography

Kathleen and Nicholas Kolarik • May 29, 2022
Sarah Pryor with Summit Grill made a wonderful cake for the couple, which consisted of three tiers. One tier was whipped chocolate ganache, one was classic vanilla, and one was lemon blueberry with buttercream icing. 


Bonnie and Jack Kudrna • December 31, 2022
Clever Cakes created Bonnie and Jack’s cake, which featured an almond vanilla cake with buttercream frosting. 

Photo Credit: Bailey Pianalto Photography

Daniella and Jack Longan • September 24, 2022
Daniella and Jack had a beautiful lemon cake with buttercream frosting and florals from HyVee Bakery. 

Photo Credit: Natalie Nichole Photography

Abbey and Jordan Schmidt • September 17, 2022
Dolce Bakery created Abbey and Jordan’s cake, which featured almond cake on the bottom tier, and pumpkin spice cake with vanilla cream cheese icing, caramel, and sea salt flakes on the top tier.

Photo Credit: Bailey Pianalto Photography

Chloe and Douglas Williams • October 8, 2022
Chloe and Doug’s wedding cake was created by The Baby Bird Bakery. It was an almond cake with an almond buttercream filling and vanilla buttercream on the outside. The cake featured the couple’s dog, Olive, taking a bite out of the side of the it! 

Photo Credit: epagaFOTO


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