Wedding Cake Information

Award winning decorator, Barbara Evans, will wow you and your guests with a beautiful wedding cake creation. Exclusively creating custom designed wedding cakes since 1981, the Wedding Cake Connection specializes in both buttercream and fondant icings.


Consultations are by appointment, usually Monday thru Thursday, daytime or evening and some weekends in the winter months. At this meeting we will design a custom cake for your special day. You can look through our album and/or bring pictures with design ideas. A wide variety of decorating techniques are available including buttercream or rolled fondant icing, hand made flowers, pearls, fondant draping and bows. At the consultation you will be provided with a cake sample and a  written quote.  Most couples are able to complete the design in one meeting. Prices and dates are guaranteed upon the receipt of your deposit.


A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your date. This deposit also serves as an equipment deposit and is refunded upon the return of the clean equipment within 3 days of the wedding. Final payment for the cake is due 30 days prior to the wedding. A $300 minimum order is required. Provision for exclusivity: If the Cake Connection is providing the cake for the wedding, all cake served at the event must be provided by the Cake Connection. This is to ensure all of your guests enjoy the high quality the Cake Connection provides.


All wedding cakes are delivered and set up. Prices include delivery and set up in Peoria (delivery to other areas include: $15: Washington, Metamora, Morton, Coyote Creek, Kickapoo Creek Winery. $25: Pekin & Wildlife Prairie, $40: Canton). An additional $10 delivery fee is charged for cakes that must be delivered 2:00PM or after.


The Cake Connection creates a custom design for each wedding cake. There are several factors that will determine the cost of the cake; number of servings, style and design, number of flavors and fillings, use of undecorated cake, location of reception, sugar flowers … However, to give you and idea the average buttercream cake for 200 guests runs about $555 (this price included 50 undecorated servings).


Choose from a wide variety of flavors and fillings. Two cake flavors are included an no extra charge, fillings are a minimal fee. Cake flavors include but are not limited to: white, chocolate, spice, lemon, butter pecan, chocolate mint, chocolate chip, banana, coconut, caramel,  orange & carrot. Specialty Fillings: raspberry, strawberry, cherry, lemon, caramel, kahlua & cream, fudge, key lime, apricot, raspberry cream.  If there is a flavor you are looking for, it is likely we can provide it.


The Cake Connection can provide handmade sugar flowers or your florist may provide fresh flowers. There is no charge for The Cake Connection to place the florist flowers on the cake.


We serve the Peoria, IL area.
Please call, e-mail for an appointment.


The Cake Connection is a licensed food establishment by the Peoria County Health Department.

Add the “Simple Elegance” of the Wedding Cake Connection to sweeten your special day