Hiring just the right baker to design a wedding cake can be a daunting task. There are many things to consider before deciding which baker will be the best, such as whether or not they are experienced, creative, artistic, and talented, or if they are dependable, professional, and flexible in their design.
Keeping this in mind and hoping to prevent or diminish stress, here is an overview of the best bakeries in Alexandria, Virginia.
Self taught European-style pastry Chef and owner of “Hollin Hall Pastry Shop,” Mel Meadows has been serving delicious confections since 1988.
Having started his career in 1981, Chef Meadows was internationally recognized for his innovative style and tempting presentations to such dignitaries as Prince Charles and Princess Diana, President George Herbert Walker Bush, and President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan, to name a few.
His popularity, style, and creativity have earned him an impeccable reputation throughout the metro area and beyond, making “Hollin Hall Pastry Shop” one of the best bakeries in Alexandria.
Located at 7920 Fort Hunt Road, “Hollin Hall Pastry Shop” offers scrumptious flavors such as, “Triple Chocolate Bavarian,” “Classico Tiramisu,” “White Chocolate Mousse,” and “Raspberry Chocolate Marquis” proving to be quite popular with Alexandria brides and the community as a whole.
In addition to wedding cakes, pastries, truffles, tarts, and celebration cakes such as anniversary, birthday, graduation, and Bar Mitzvah, can also be made at “Hollin Hall Pastry Shop,” demonstrating the talent, elegance, and creativity one should have when working in the culinary field.
To learn more about Chef Mel Meadows and “Hollin Hall Pastry shop,” log on to www.hollinhallpastry.com.
With a combined 30 years of experience, European trained Chef Jose Gutierrez and Johanna Ali, of “Wedding Cakes by Michael,” have been featured on “Perfect Wedding Guide.com” for their decadent wedding cakes made for the Alexandria, Maryland, and Washington D.C. areas.
Located at 2316 Jefferson Davis Highway, “Wedding Cakes by Michael” is committed to making wedding cakes that taste as good as they look and their passion for their field shines through every one of their confections which makes it one of the best bakeries in Alexandria.
By offering a vast array of delicious flavors such as “Tiramisu,” “Apricot,” and “Lemon Zest,” just to name a few, “Wedding Cakes by Michael” is able to design beautifully unique wedding cakes for the most discriminating bride.
To learn more about “Wedding Cakes by Michael” log on to www.weddingcakesbymichael.com.
With nearly 15 years of experience in all areas of baking, cake decorating, and pastry design, Debbie Delardi, owner of “Cakes by Design” is dedicated to creating only the highest quality cakes.
“Cakes by Design” has been given rave reviews by customers and has been featured on a September 2004 episode of “Ambush Makeover,” making it highly popular and one of the best bakeries in Alexandria.
Considering every item to be an edible work of art reflecting a bride’s individuality, “Cakes by Design” can create a simply unique cake or to match a wedding theme, bridal gown, or flowers to compliment the reception on that special day.
In addition to wedding cake, “Cakes by Design” is also known for their cupcakes, pastries, and special occasion items such as birthday, anniversary, and graduation cakes which continue to be the best according to customers.
To learn more about “Cakes by Design” log on to www.cakesbydesign.com.
Because a wedding cake is one of the most anticipated sights at the reception, brides to be should hire a bakery that is well versed in the craft.
Visiting any one of these bakeries will ensure every bride get the wedding cake of her dreams.