There are a lot of details to mind on your special day, but one that gets a lot of attention from both the newlyweds and the guests is the wedding cake. In the days of yore, white, tiered cakes were the norm, but luckily for today’s brides, times have changed. Options for wedding cakes range from buttercream swirls to amazing fondant creations. Here are a few wedding cake shops that Seattle brides and bridegrooms may want to consider for their big day.

Morfey’s Cakes (Credit, Jenise Silva)

Morfey’s Cakes
110 Denny Way
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 283-8557

It’s believed the tradition of the wedding cake stems from the Ancient Roman ritual of couples feeding bread to each other. While Morfey’s hasn’t been baking cakes since the time of Julius Caesar, it has been filling brides, bridegrooms and wedding guests with delicious and gorgeous cakes for more than 50 years. And if Morfey’s fans have anything to say about it, this shop won’t stop baking and decorating anytime soon. The shop offers dozens of flavors of cakes and fillings and prides itself on great customer service, including custom designing just the right cake for your special day.

New Renaissance Cakes
(206) 920-5322

Do you favor old school or new school? It really doesn’t matter, because either way, Renaissance Cakes can artfully construct a cake to resemble a piece of modern art, a dramatic ornate classic, or even an homage to the bride’s bouquet. The shop prides itself on using the beauty of the Pacific Northwest to inspire the design of its custom-baked edible sculptures. And have no doubt that these beauties crafted with fresh dairy, housemade fruit liqueurs and Belgian chocolates are certain to be as pleasing to the palate as they are to the eye. New Renaissance Cakes only takes appointments, so be sure to call with plenty of time ahead of your big day.

Trophy Cupcakes (Credit, Jenise Silva)

Trophy Cupcakes
1815 45th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 632-2070

Trophy makes cupcakes for all kinds of special occasions, including Seahawks games. But it also ups its game when it comes to the elegance side, and works with couples to create just the right sweet treat to celebrate the beginning of matrimony. With more than a dozen and a half standard cupcake combos available seven days a week, Trophy is certain to have just what you and your guests are craving. Choose from flavors like dark chocolate raspberry, gluten-free salted caramel, cookies and cream and more. You can even have cupcakes monogrammed with the initials of the newlyweds.

Honey Crumb Cake Studio
(425) 577-9220

A relative newcomer to the cake scene, Carla Reich grew up in South Africa but fell in love with the Pacific Northwest and decided to call it home for her and her cake design studio in 2010. She won fast fans and started receiving awards and recognition from the wedding industry and periodicals starting as early as 2012. Reich makes beautiful and mouthwatering cakes featuring gourmet fillings and silky European butter cream frosting. She’s eager to work with clients to give them exactly what they’ve dreamed about for their special day. Here’s to a life happily ever after.

Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery
5427 Ballard Ave. N.W.
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 420-3431

Canning jars are all the rage these days and are cropping up in bridal magazines, on Pinterest and at the local craft cocktail bars. But before all that, Autumn Martin (pastry queen from Canlis, chocolatier at Theo and just general great talent) was baking tasty little chocolate molten delights in mason jars for adoring fans at farmers markets. Now she’s gone bricks and mortar and uses her talents to please folks on photo shoots, craft services directors on film sets, corporate clients and, of course, brides and grooms looking for something a little out of the ordinary to satisfy the sweet tooth’s of their guests.

Jenise Silva is a freelance writer in Seattle who has studied culinary, visual and performing arts. She penned the financial planning guide Women & Money, and has been writing about food and the arts for a number of years. Her work can be found at