S. Richardson Cakes is a home-based bakery in Durham, NC. I (Stephanie) am the sole baker and decorator. I have worked in many bakeries in the Triangle over the past 13 years and decided to open my own wedding cake business after I had my daughter. I love being the most delicious part of couple’s wedding day!
Serving The Triangle
I’m Stephanie, the owner, baker, and cake decorator of S. Richardson Cakes. I started baking early in life and was obsessed with making chocolate chip cookies. As I grew up and learned family recipes, baking became my favorite activity for relaxation, which my family and friends were happy about!
After college, I took on a part-time job helping at a local bakery, and this was the first time I experimented with decorating cakes. I’ve been able to refine my skills and learn from bakers around the Triangle, and I took the leap in 2019 to become a home-based bakery. I love working for myself because I have complete control over which clients I want to work with and how much work to take on. Since I am a home baker, I only take two weddings a weekend. This gives me enough time to focus on each wedding without rushing and give it my full attention. I know my limits and like to make sure each wedding gets the attention it deserves.
Chocolate Mousse and Almond Raspberry (Traditional Wedding) are two of my most popular cake flavors and also my personal favorites. Buttercream and fondant both find their place in my cake decorating, and I always love learning new trends. I love cakes with bold colors and interesting flower arrangements! My wedding cakes are completely customizable – don’t see a cake flavor you wanted? I can make it! Have a cake idea in mind but need help designing it? No problem! I can help sketch out ideas or replicate a cake design you love. Our cakes are great for any opportunity, whether it’s a birthday, wedding cake, or just time for dessert, and I love working with our clients to create an enjoyable experience.
Although cake is in my business name, it’s actually my least favorite dessert so I also offer a selection of mini desserts. I love baking (and eating!) cookies and have all my favorite cookie recipes offered on my dessert menu, as well as mini parfaits, mini tarts, and cupcakes.
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A: Stephanie Richardson, Owner, Baker + Cake Decorator
Q: What’s a fun fact about yourself?
A: Pie is my favorite dessert!
Q: What is your favorite thing about elopements?
A: I love that elopements focus purely on the couple and what they want! Large weddings can create a lot of pressure and expectations that the couple may not always agree with.
Q: Is there a wedding detail on your bucket list?
A: I’d love a dessert buffet
“PHENOMENAL CAKE!! We tried four or five other people in the area and none came close. We cannot say enough about Stephanie Richardson’s wedding cake. It was so incredible. My wife and I went with the Cinnamon Bun and Chocolate/Sea Salt Caramel with Buttercream icing. It was a beautiful display and every one of our guests loved the cake. People wouldn’t stop talking about it! Stephanie was super easy to work with, very professional, and man can she bake a cake!!”
Aaron Miller and Kristin Carter, October 2021