Everyone has watched an episode of Cake Boss and seen the masterpieces that can be created with sugar. Even if you don't have a sweet tooth it would be hard to resist the most decadent cakes you've laid your eyes on. Unfortunately we don't have Carlo's Bakery in our back yard, but no need to worry because Halifax is home to some very talented bakers who are ready to make your next over-the-top cake.
From cheesecake to European delights we've got a list of bakeries that will fit all of your cake needs. Whether its small, tall, or made with gum balls, you'll be ready for your next event with one of these edible art pieces.
1. Layers Halifax
You’ve probably already seen a picture of their mouth watering cupcakes, but layers also makes stunning cakes that come in tons of flavours including Vanilla Bean Strawberry...just try not to drool looking at them.
2. Gingerbread Haus Bakery
This european bakery excels in layered buttercream cakes, and if that wasn't enough they even have a cake thats whip cream has “Kirschwassen” a German cherry flavoured liqueur.
3. 24 Carrots Bakery
Quoting Julia Childs on their website “a party without cake is just a meeting” and we could not agree more. 24 Carrots bakery has a great selection of cakes from cheesecake to well... carrot cake of course.
4. Le French fix
Chef Chavallier offers pastry classes on top of making exquisite cakes, that can also be made into mini cakes depending on your event needs. I'll be sure to get my french fix sometime soon because his homemade cakes and pastries look amazing.
5. Susie's Shortbreads
They do way more than just shortbreads, Susie's offers cakes that can be customized just the way you want them by choosing colours, flavours, size and they definitely are just as great as their shortbreads.
6. City Girl Cakes
If you’re looking for a Cake Boss experience, look no further. City Girl Cakes make the coolest looking cakes to display for whatever the occasion.
7. Cakes by Debra
This Antigonish native started out in the fashion industry and it shows in all of the creativity she puts into her beautiful cakes.
8. Polkadot Cakes
Not only does Polkadot have sweet cakes, but some of the most decadent Whoopie Pies on the market. The Whoopie Pies come in different flavours including Nova Scotia Maple Buttercream, Redvelvet Cream Cheese and Funfetti with Swiss Meringue Buttercream.
9. Frosting Cake and Events
If you’re getting married, frosting is the place to go for your wedding cake. These tower cakes will be such a hit at your ceremony someone may want to get married also...to the cake.
10. Sweet Hereafter Cheesecakery
Cheesecake lovers rejoice, you’ve just found your version of heaven. This bakery makes their cheesecakes in house daily and with only the best ingredients to have you coming back for more.
11. Gateaux Rose
Talk about Instagram goals, this baker uses light washes of colour to make her cakes ever so elegant for your next classy event, and you can even find her at the Halifax Seaport Farmers Market on Sundays.
12. The Quarter Cup Bakery
This baker creates the most realistic looking cakes you almost don’t want to eat them, but trust me you will anyway, they’re to good not to.
13. Cake Babes
Cakes, Cupcakes, Smash cakes, Holiday Cakes and “cake Cuties”, Cake Babes will have you covered for all of your cake needs, they even have a “gender reveal” cake for baby showers.
14. Sweet Figs
By using Swiss Meringue Buttercream, these cake masterpieces are yummy and they have cake pops which will display perfectly for any event.
15. Scanway Catering and Pastry
Known for their over-the-top Doughnuts, Scanway makes an assortment of cakes that are covered in chocolate shavings to give a fresh look and decadent eating experience, you won't be able to stop.
16. The Old Apothecary
This Bakery/Cafe is not only a cool hangout due to its retro style, but they even make cakes that will blow your mind and they are sourced from local ingredients!
17. Smith's Bakery
Smith's specializes in hand written messages on cakes and you can also swing by and pick up some of their tasty baked goods.