Spring is coming, which means wedding season is approaching. There are so many things to think about when planning a wedding—the dress, the venue, the flowers, the cake! Here is a list of five of the best wedding cake bakeries in the area so you can worry about one less thing. Each of these shops will provide you with a cake that is as delicious as it is beautiful, so contact them right away to set up a cake tasting appointment where you can convey your cake vision to the bakers, hear their ideas, and—the best part—sample their sweet creations.

Cake Dreams
90 W. Montgomery Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850
(240) 386-8584

If you are looking for a bakery with an endorsement from the Food Network, look no further than Cake Dreams. Winner of the “Going for Gold” episode on the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars,” the staff at this family-owned bakery knows cake and buttercream like nobody else. The wedding cakes are beautiful,  delicious pieces of art, which can come in all different shapes, heights, colors and flavors. The sophisticated use of fondant means your cake can be adored with any decoration your heart desires. Flavor choices are as simple as chocolate with chocolate buttercream to as fancy as yellow cake with hazelnut buttercream and a caramel drizzle. Contact the store directly to find out about its different cake flavors, buttercreams, fillings and liquors, as well as pricing, which varies depending on flavor, size, and decorations.

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The Cake Courtesan
1110 Congress St. SE
Washington, DC 20032
(301) 464-1080

As noted on its website, cakes from the Cake Courtesan are “more than just an extraordinary dessert.” Cakes are made from the highest quality ingredients, and are guaranteed to wow in both taste and visual effect. This store is especially good for someone who is looking for more unusual cake, filling, and buttercream flavors. Cake flavors include burnt sugar caramel and rum; fillings are as varied as marshmallow crème and candied graham crackers, and buttercreams come in flavors such as apple butter, brown sugar, honey, cinnamon, pear and spiced rum. Cake starts at $7 per slice, and you’ll want to call for an appointment.

Fancy Cakes by Leslie
4939 Elm St.
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 652-9390

This well-known bakery is one of the Washingtonian’s favorites, and for good reason. Lovely to look at and even better to taste, Fancy Cakes is guaranteed to provide you with the cake of your dreams. Choose from exotic cake flavors such as spice, banana walnut or tiramisu, or more traditional cake flavors such as red velvet, chocolate or lemon. Buttercreams, ganaches and liquor fillings are plentiful, as are “additions to fillings” such as Oreos, jams, fruit and chocolate chips. Wedding cakes start at $5.95 per person, with a 50 person minimum.

Cake Panache
Ashburn, VA 20148
(703) 327-8208

Specializing in buttercream and sugar art, Cake Panache is uniquely artistic and can provide you with any whimsical decoration for your cake that you want. It also features numerous interesting cake fillings such as lemon buttercream with strawberry puree, spice mousse and chocolate silk. Pricing varies, so contact Cake Panache for information on your dream cake.

Sweet Creations
Manassas City, VA 20112
(703) 791-5996

Sweet Creations offers a variety of different flavors and fillings, but also has a list of fun and innovative recommended combinations, which is something that sets it apart from other wedding cake vendors. Some of these combinations include a champagne cake, which is made with “pink champagne cake filled with Bavarian cake,” a chocolate chip cake and even a peanut butter cake with chocolate ganache. Prices start at $3.75 per person.

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Priya Konings is a freelance writer and restaurant critic in Washington D.C. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.