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Located in Calgary, Alberta, SWIRL Custom Cakes & Desserts crafts luxury confections for special events such as weddings. Founder Lynnette McDonald and her team employ a work process that highlights their unrivaled attention to detail and passion for perfection. These culinary professionals create treats that are sure to dazzle your guests in more ways than one. From their elegant presentation to their unforgettable flavors, these sweets can reflect the joyous celebration you are about to share with your loved ones.

Services Offered

SWIRL Custom Cakes & Desserts boasts a portfolio of one-of-a-kind designs, each of which is crafted to their clients’ specifications. When working with this boutique bakery, you have a number of options to choose from for your custom desserts. Beginning with a complimentary tasting session, you can experience the cornucopia of flavors offered by this company. Once you see what they can accomplish, you can proceed to the thrill of designing your desserts. You may wish to go the classic route with a refined three-tiered cake with matching cupcakes or construct a vibrant treat table featuring macaroons of different flavors. Your distinct style and personality can be further expressed in such wedding favors as monogrammed sugar cookies. Each confection can be altered to suit your dietary needs, such as gluten, dairy, or sugar-free diets. Give your reception an extra hint of magic with the help of SWIRL’s expert team.

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Frequently asked questions

What types of desserts do you provide?

Dessert buffet
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

What special ingredients do you use?

Fresh fruit

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)?


Which of the following are included in the cost of the cake?

Top tier of the cake

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


What services do your prices include?

Custom cake design
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Reviews for SWIRL Custom Cakes & Desserts

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Amanda R. Sent on 23/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The absolute best!

The entire process was so simple and easy. They even mailed our sampler to the US! The cake was breathtaking and beautiful and the flavors of were delicious. The communication was top notch and they are worth it 100% ❤️
Steph J. Sent on 06/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Delicious GF cake

My two bridesmaids surprised us on our wedding day with a cake! It was gluten free and delicious. Although I cannot speak much to the responsiveness of this vendor, I can say it was DELICIOUS! Thank you
Rita Sent on 01/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding cake

Where do we even begin, from the get go, Lynette was very accommodating and did the best she could to understand our taste and what we wanted in our wedding cake. It was not easy, but at the end we were excited to see all the pieces come together for our wedding cake. We loved the flavour and our guests enjoyed the cake. Surely recommend her for anyone looking for a wedding cake or any event kinda cake. Thanks for spicing up our special day 😊!
Jeremiah Sent on 01/09/2021
3.6 out of 5 rating

Good service

The cake was so delicious. Not how I pictured it but generally good
Megan N. Sent on 22/09/2020
4.6 out of 5 rating

Cute cupcakes!

We ordered 70 cupcakes and a small cutting cake to top it off. They were beautiful and really tasty! We found when we were doing tastings that so many places were overly sweet but these were perfect!
Selena Sent on 04/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Awesome experience and deliciously made cake. Highly recommend!!

I loved the experience and would definitely recommend the cake was less delicious and decorated beautifully
Selen Sent on 23/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing wedding cake!

I loved our experience with swirl custom cakes and desserts. The cake tasted amazing we had a piece at our wedding and they were very accommodating with the design we wanted. I highly recommend!
Leah Sent on 14/06/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Delicious cake and amazing to work with!

Our cake from Swirl was definitely a highlight of our day!

Lynnette and her team were amazing to work with and so accommodating! We asked for a couple of custom flavours, and they were happy to help. We really enjoyed going for a tasting to help us decide which flavours and look we wanted. We were even sent a custom sketch and quote after the tasting.

The cake itself was superb! Of course, I'm biased, but it was one of the best cakes I've ever eaten. We ordered extra cake just in case our guests wanted second helpings... which they did. It was so tasty! It looked beautiful on display and we've gotten many compliments.

We ordered another cake for our one year anniversary and can't wait to dig in a second time!

Thank you Swirl!
Kristi S. Sent on 10/06/2020
5 out of 5 rating

September 2019 Wedding

I love cake, and what Swirl provided and for the price, superb!
Danielle S. Sent on 03/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

So Beautiful and Delicious!

Swirl make our cake dreams a reality for our winter wedding! Lynnette was so easy and made sure all the details were executed flawlessly. Not to mention, the cake was DELICIOUS! My new husband says it’s the best cake he has ever had. HIGHLY recommended
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SWIRL Custom Cakes & Desserts Real Weddings

Faye & Charlie
104 Photos · 08/Jul/2022
Selena Hniedi & Emjed Khamis
7 Photos · 14/May/2022
Carolina & Nathan
53 Photos · 04/Nov/2017


Meet the team

Owner / Lead Designer

Lynnette MacDonald, our founder and head Cake Designer, earned her reputation as one of Canada’s most sought-after cake designers and international speakers by channeling her unrivaled perfectionism and meticulous attention to detail into creating unique desserts for over 20 years. She and her team were invited to competed in 2020 on the Food Networks The Big Bake.

Lynnette’s passion for baking started at an early age: in her mom Marie’s kitchen where fresh baked bread and homemade kitty cat birthday cakes were a staple. It is here where Lynnette learned how to perfect and recreate recipes that had been in the family for generations.

In 2002, Lynnette decided to convert passion to profession, and trained in the art of cake design and decorating. She has trained in Paris France in French pastry and French macaroons. Lynnette proudly shares her family recipes today – with her discerning clientele who seek delicious desserts, perfectly decorated in SWIRL’s kitchen. She has trained her team to ensure consistency in the product and quality so no matter which team member creates your order it will be tasty and stunning!

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11511 35th Street SE T3K 5Z6 Calgary (Alberta)

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