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Tara Lake and Corrie-Anne Backman are wedding cake and cupcake designers and decorators who have collaborated wonderfully to create Once Upon A Cake. Both ladies are extremely talented and specialize in unique once-off cakes. Your cake should taste as delicious as it looks, which the two successfully achieve through their astistic creations.

Products offered

Tara and Corrie-Anne excel in making cakes taste good and look beautiful, which shows from the approval of their many happy couples. Many unique flavours can be created, thanks to all of the experimenting Tara and Corrie-Anna have had the pleasure in doing. Working with you, they conjure up fairy-tale cakes based on your ideas.

Other services

Consultations are offered, along with setup, delivery, custom cake design, and setup. You can also have a private tasting. If you need a cake stand or cake topper, Tara and Corrie-Anne can provide them for you. If you need any special specifications, such as a gluten free, lactose free, nut free, or vegan cake, this can be catered for. Classes are also offered by Tara and Corrie-Anne if you would like to learn how to create beautiful cakes.

Areas covered

Tara and Corrie-Anne are based in Leduc. However, they serve the surrounding areas, such as Edmonton, Beaumont, Nisku, Millet, Westaskiwin, Drayton Valley, Devon and beyond.

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Frequently asked questions

What types of desserts do you provide?

Groom's cake

What services do you provide?

Custom cake design
Tastings - private

What cake items do you provide?

Cake stands
Cake toppers

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten free
Lactose free
Nut free

Are you licensed by the health department?


What is the starting price for wedding cakes with buttercream frosting (per slice, without tax)?


What is the starting price for fondant wedding cakes (per slice, without tax)?


What is the starting price for cupcakes (per cupcake, without tax)?


What services do your prices include?

Custom cake design
Tasting - private
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Reviews for Once Upon A Cake

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Sent on 10/11/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Yummy cake

Having Tara for our wedding cake was the best because the flavors were amazing.

Having a wedding in 2020 sure wasn't easy to plan due to COVID-19. But everything was smooth sailing with Tara, because we were in communications and moving the wedding date from July 11, 2020 to November 07, 2020 was easy and there was no complications what so ever.

Because of the restrictions for November with social gathering of only 15 people. Tara gave us an option of making our wedding cake smaller but still three layers the way I wanted our cake to be made. The cake was completely gone at the end of the night and there was no left overs.

Thank you so much.
Mariah T. Sent on 21/06/2017
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Our cake and mini cupcakes were DELICIOUS! Our guests were still talking about how good the cupcakes were a month later. Especially the cookies n' cream flavour! Tara made sure all of my dietary restrictions were "covered" so I could still have the perfect wedding cake without any dairy or gluten!
Stephanie R. Sent on 23/07/2018
5 out of 5 rating

It was just AMAZING

Our guests LOVED the cake, it was AMAZING! The texture was perfect, and the taste incredible! Tara is really helpful, professional and really easy to talk to. I definitely recommend her. She made the process and delivery smoothly.
Chelsea L. Sent on 08/09/2017
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I can't even describe this cake. It was amazing! We ordered cake for 100 and 65 people ate the entire thing. My husband and I ended up sharing 1 piece because is was so well loved. Our guests couldn't get enough. Highly recommend!
Dane P. Sent on 14/08/2017
5 out of 5 rating
Tara was amazing and her cake was just as good. She was very professional and answered all of our questions in a timely manner, and did a great job with our cake. It was absolutely beautiful and just how we wanted it.
Dana H. Sent on 26/07/2016
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Tara's cakes are amazing!! Every single cupcake we tried was delicious. It was so difficult to make our final decision because there were so many flavors to chose from. She gives you samples of any kind you would like before you make your decision. She is so sweet and super responsive. The display of our cake & cupcakes looked amazing and I'm so happy we chose her!
Pamela K. Sent on 30/03/2015
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Tara is a master of her trade as the cake she made for our wedding was both beautiful and delicious. I had provided her with a photo of what I found online and she was able to tweak it to my vision and budget (ie. match our wedding colors, create a gradient of the lace pattern, etc). I can honestly say it was difficult picking flavors for each tier as all her samples were to die for. My favorite was the chocolate ganache and lemon cake with strawberry icing. She is very professional and is easy to work with.
Lyndsay S. Sent on 29/03/2015
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Their attention to detail is amazing! They had plenty of ideas to give us when we met and our cake ended up exactly how we expected! Not only beautiful, but delicious too!
Clara C. Sent on 25/03/2015
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Once Upon a Cake was amazing. I couldn't have found a better vendor for my wedding cake and cupcakes. Tara replied in a proper manner to my email requests. We were able to meet in person, discuss the details and try some samples. I sent her pictures of a cupcake display I wanted and she was able to make it for me. The price was very reasonable.

We were thrilled when we saw the our cake and cupcakes. It was such a beautiful display. We got so many compliments of how pretty the display looked and how delicious the cupcake flavors were. We went with a 6" carrot cake and 5 dozen carrot cupcakes, 6 dozen coconut and lime cupcakes and 6 dozen vanilla cupcakes. We are so happy with having Once Upon a Cake as our vendor. We will definitely be recommending them to all our friends and family. Thank you Once Upon a Cake.
Vangie B. Sent on 25/03/2015
5 out of 5 rating
I love our wedding cake. It made our special day more special. Our guests love it too, and the taste was so great!
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