About this Vendor

All it takes is a little imagination!

Custom cakes and cupcakes for all of life’s celebrations. From zany sculpted creations, to modern masterpieces, or traditional tiers, we work with you to design a cake to fit your style. Baked with your chosen flavors and decorated with marshmallow fondant, your cake will look, and taste, amazing.


Price Range

$$$ – Moderate

Dietary Options

Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian

Wedding Categories

Cake Accessories, Cake Delivery + Setup, Cakes + Desserts

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Contact Info

127 Park Rd, West Hartford, CT (860) 365-9544

wedding cake

Reviewed on 10/07/2013 Kayla c

After narrowing down my top 3 bakers based off of reviews/online portfolios- I knew very quickly into meeting Hope that I would want her designing my wedding cake! In other consultations, there was the usual discussion about what I'm looking for, then they would show me more... Read More pictures of their work and would ask if I wanted something similar to specific photos they were showing me. With Hope, I showed her my inspiration images/discussed what I wanted and she immediately grabbed her pencil and paper and got to work at drawing the a picture of exactly what I wanted as if she had read my mind. She designed three different cakes- 1 large and 2 smaller with lace/peonies/pearls/ruffles and then a bunch of cupcakes to be arranged all around the cakes(by having cupcakes- I was able to save a lot of money instead of having the cakes large enough to serve all of the guests). Her cakes were also absolutely delicious- my guy wasn't able to make the consultation and she sent me home with huge pieces for him to try(automatic thumbs up in our book ;-) ) Not only was she able to draw my vision, but she completely delivered on my wedding day and made an absolutely beautiful wedding cakes/cupcakes that my guests couldn't stop raving about! She took my entire vision and brought it to life and I cannot thank her enough for making the perfect cake- A Little Imagination Cakes rocks!!!

Reviewed on 12/28/2017 Ryan B

Little did we know when my husband and I were referred to Hope Butler by our photographer Carrie Draghi at the Hartford Wedding Expo, that we had just found the BEST baker in Connecticut. We had looked and tasted a couple of other bakeries, but nothing compared to what Hope had... Read More to offer. On our first visit and consultation, she drew up a sketch of our ideas (which would later become our cake) and had so many wonderful flavor suggestions and options. On wedding day, our cake and cupcakes arrived on time and they were beautiful! Everything was so expertly done and flawless. It was almost to pretty to eat . . . ALMOST! Everything was delicious! We could not be more pleased with Hope and her amazing abilities. Truly a wonderful experience. Ryan and Thommy 07-29-2017

Reviewed on 11/30/2017 Lorien W

My husband and I were wed this past September 2017. We were incredibly lucky to find Hope and her A Little Imagination Cakes Bakery booth at a near by bridal show. WHAT A BLESSING!! Hopes creations are absolutely incredible. They are not just unique, but masterfully executed!... Read More Just as importantly, her cake and cupcakes no matter how big or how small are delicious, but MOST importantly is that they are ALWAYS moist. Even at the tasting, she made us mini cupcakes in a variety of flavors to pair with a full palet of mousse’s and buttercreams and whipcreams. These mini cupcakes were more flavorful and moist than the majority of full size “gourmet” cupcakes ive had anywhere else. The cake flavor selection is mind boggling! She has perfected recipes for a huge variety of really inventive flavors. We chose for our sweetheart cake flavor, coconut lime. It was amazing and I was eating it everyday for the week and half after our wedding. The last bite was just as tasty! I still daydream about how good it was. I intentionally over ordered by at least 2 dozen based on the number of guests we had. The only reason I got the 4 leftover cupcakes I had was because I had stashed them away as soon as Hope delivered them. Then there is the woman behind the delicious! A small business owner and sweetheart, Hope is not just unbelievably talented as far as baking delicious goodies and decorating them in a way that makes you triple guess whether those are real flowers on that cake or not, but she also loves what she does, and it really shows. She successfully strives to create a personal and memorable experience for you with her unmatched skills in the kitchen!! We very highly recommend Hope and A Little Imagination Cakes for any and all of your future baked good, spectacular event cake, or cupcake tower needs!! Hope also recommended the florist we ended up using for the wedding, who was just perfect! We really owe Hope a lot <3

Reviewed on 10/16/2017 Amy M

After trying a dozen different cake samples at a bridal show, I knew something was different when I came across this one bite of raspberry lemonade cake with vanilla mousse frosting. That moment sealed the deal for me in using A Little Imagination Cakes for my wedding cake.... Read More Hope was absolutely amazing at helping us pick out an overall design for our wedding cupcakes and even better, she somehow pulled off a little bit of magic and made a perfect replica of a 100 year old lace hat out of flexible, edible, sugar to put on our cutting cake. My family thought it was the real one on top of my cake!!! Truly a special moment to see such a treasured family heirloom represented as part of our cake. The cake itself was amazing, we chose three different flavors: raspberry lemonade for me, carrot cake for him and a vanilla orange that Hope recommended which was my family's favorite. The frosting was the perfect consistency with just the right amount of sweet and I even enjoyed eating the fondant flower petals off our cupcakes!! The most amazing cake and cupcakes I've ever had. Hope knocked it out of the park with the bright pink and orange colors and matched the whimsical flowers to our invitations. She was a ton of fun to work with and truly made our vision for our wedding cake come to life. I can't wait to find another occasion to order a cake from because it was so awesome!!! Will definitely be getting our 1-year anniversary cake from A Little Imagination Cakes next June!!

Reviewed on 9/22/2017 Katherine W

What an amazing and beautiful cake! Hope was very sweet and profesional and did an amazing job with the intricate sugar orchids we wanted on our cake! Absolutely beautiful and people raved about the cake some eating more than one piece!

Reviewed on 7/11/2017 Brittany S

ALIC did such an amazing job on our wedding cake, we didn't want to cut in to it! At our wedding I fed my husband the first piece and he looked at me and said that is so good I don't even want to give you this piece! For him to say that I knew it had to be good because he isn't... Read More a cake person. I also had asked Hope for a last minute birthday cake and she exceeded my expectations! I would definitely recommend ALIC to anyone!

Reviewed on 4/26/2017 Zack W

When we went to visit with Hope, we had practically no idea what we wanted. We thought we wanted cupcakes, and we had some fox cake toppers that were a gift from family. By the end of the meeting, Hope had talked us through figuring out all the details, and got us a finished... Read More product so perfectly suited to us and our event it's like she understands us like a close friend. Plus, we were just blown away by the quality of her service. Her prices were very reasonable when we walked in the door, and she was willing to go the extra mile again and again. Two cake flavors? Sure, no problem. Two frostings? No problem! Build a custom cake stand, make crazy detailed flowers and mushrooms, deliver and set up, and more? No problem! We will definitely be referring all our friends to Hope, and will probably find a reason soon to get another custom cake. Maybe it needs to be a yearly event.

Reviewed on 11/26/2016 Matt T

I would highly recommend A Little Imagination Cakes to everyone! Hope was extremely helpful in guiding our decision process; we had no idea what we wanted our cake to look like and she designed something that was perfect! The tasting was great, there were so many options (all... Read More of which were delicious) and we decided on multiple flavors of cupcakes in addition to a small cake for us to cut. Hope was so professional and friendly, she touched base with us several times before the date to ensure all the details were ironed out. The small cake was simple and elegant and was perfect for us; the cupcakes were so cute and all of our guests raved about how delicious they were!

Reviewed on 11/12/2016 Jess V

Our cake was amazing! Hope did such an amazing job creating our vision on our cake. The silhouettes of us and the story on each tier came out so great. We love how she combined our two favorite flavors of cake and alternated them on each tier. The cake was delicious and our... Read More guest loved it. They are still talking about how amazing it was!

Reviewed on 10/04/2016 Kaitlyn S

We got our wedding cake from Hope. It was probably the most delicious cake ever and was so beautiful! The bottom of our 60 guest cake was hand painted with purple sugar flowers. The top, which is our anniversary layer, was a Tardis from Doctor Who. Our flavors were chocolate... Read More raspberry and cherry amaretto with an amaretto buttercream. The cake was wonderful, on time and perfect and we couldn't have asked for anything more amazing!

Reviewed on 7/07/2016 Rachel J

Hope was phenomenal! Our theme was books and tea, and when we went to speak with Hope she immediately took our ideas and ran with them to create us an amazing cake that was a piece of art. She made a teapot of cake and fondant so amazing for the top layer that some people didn't... Read More realize it was cake rather than a real tea pot. The stacked books for the lower layers were beautifully designed. To match how amazing it looked, it tasted just as good. We had chocolate cake with cookies and cream mousse for one layer, and french vanilla cake with strawberry filling for the other. I honestly couldn't say which was better. Whether you are looking for a traditional cake or something a little more unusual, as we were, I firmly believe Hope could create it. Couldn't have been happier!

2016-07-10T13:44:57 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We had a wonderful time working with you to create your one of a kind wedding cake!

Reviewed on 11/06/2015

Hope was very friendly and great to work with. When we first sat down to meet with Hope, we had a few ideas but no real vision on what we would want for our cake. After brainstorming, finding out our likes/dislikes, and a few laughs later, Hope took our ideas and used her... Read More insight to draft the perfect cake for our reception. Not only was it exactly what we wanted on paper, but Hope was able to execute the cake successfully for our reception! Multiple guests told us how delicious the cookies and cream cake was and it looked beautiful. I would highly recommend Hope to other brides to make their day even more incredible!!

2015-11-06T13:12:49 Response from the vendor

Jasmit, thank you so much! We loved being given the opportunity to turn your dream cake into a reality for you! All the best! ~ ALIC Team

Reviewed on 10/31/2015

Amazing! From our first meeting to eating our beautiful cake on our weding day, working with Hope at A Little Imagination Cakes was wonderful. We came in with no specific design in mind, just an overall feeling we wanted to convey thoughout the wedding. With noting but our... Read More wedding colors and our answers to a few questions, Hope was able to sketch out the perfect cake (and it Looked JUST like the sketch on our big day!!) The flavors were amazing and the cakes were moist and delicious! we'd reccomend A Little Imagination cakes for all your cakey needs!

Reviewed on 10/30/2015 Sarah Q

Working with Hope at A Little Imagination Cakes could not have been easier! I was out of state planning a CT wedding and Hope was extremely flexible so that I could schedule a tasting over Christmas. She was so accommodating and very responsive to emails. Not only was Hope... Read More amazing, but her cake was as well. I gave her a picture to work off of and she sketched it up and the final product looked just like the picture I had given her! The flavor was out of this world! Thank you so much Hope for making this process of the wedding planning so easy!!

Reviewed on 10/29/2015 addison a

WOW My guests all thought it was the best cake they ever had at a wedding. It was beautiful and tasted just as delicious! Give them a call and you won't be disappointed


Reviewed on 10/29/2015 Samantha S

Hope was so wonderful to work with during our planning process. Not only do her cakes taste absolutely amazing, but she is so creative and willing to design anything you want. Our cake and cupcakes came out beautiful and just as we had imagined! I would highly recommend Hope to... Read More design your wedding cake!

Reviewed on 10/29/2015

A Little Imagination Cake used A LOT of Imagination. I mean: Hope followed my theme, but when I asked for something 'different' as well, she went for it! She even created a hexagon three-tiered cake! How cool! She then made a special cake for our ring bears because they... Read More have food allergies! Hope was prompt, professional and creative! I could not ask for a better experience and I would recommend A Little Imagination Cakes a million time over! Thank you so much for making our wedding day dreams come true!!!! Christine Pasquale, Middletown, CT

Reviewed on 10/29/2015

One of the best! We decided to go with cupcakes for our wedding this October because it was cheaper. We went with 150 of 3 types of cupcakes with fall decorations. They were amazing!! First, they were delicious. We had a great tasting where we could select the flavor... Read More combinations. Our guests are still raving about how yummy they were. Second, they were decorated in the cutest fall theme that totally fit our wedding theme. And the table setup was great. Everyone was talking about it. They were all on cute bark pedastels of different tiers and all along the table. Everyone was taking pictures. I would recommend A Little Imagination Cakes to everyone. Very reasonable and delicious. You get what you want!!

Reviewed on 10/29/2015 Jennifer L

Hope was amazing. First, she was extremely easy to work with and had a lot of different ideas based on what we were looking for. Second, the actual cake/cupcakes we had at our wedding were AMAZING. Our guests could not get enough...literally. They went up multiple times to... Read More get another taste of Hope's cupcakes. We couldn't have asked for a better company to work with.

Better than expected

Reviewed on 10/29/2015 Tayte O

In addition to 5 tier wedding cake, we ordered 2 groom's cakes that definitely were specialty cakes. We gave some basic sketches and Hope Wright created extraordinary cakes. When she delivered the first one, we had chillbumps! Her attention to detail is outstanding. She also... Read More offers so many flavors, you're sure to find several you'll like. One of our cakes was red velvet and a favorite. Very much recommend A Little Imagination Cakes.


Reviewed on 9/24/2015 Kate T

I used A Little Imagination for a grooms cake. It looked amazing and tasted fabulous. Great decision!

Reviewed on 8/13/2015 Georgina Y

We loved everything about A Little Imagination Cakes. Working with Hope was very easy. She set up a fantastic tasting and was very receptive to our ideas. She was super easy to work with the entire time. And she really delivered on the cake! I brought her a photo of what I... Read More wanted the cake to look like and the one she made was even more beautiful than the photograph. And it was delicious! The guests loved it and I'm still enjoying the leftovers!

Reviewed on 7/21/2015

Fantastic cake, looked and tasted great, guests very happy. Couldn't have asked for more for the price. Thanks!


Reviewed on 3/05/2015 Carole M

I went to Hope from A Little Imagination Cakes for my June 2014 wedding. When I met her, I came with a few ideas, and she ran away with it and made the most beautiful, classic, and delicious cake ever. My husband was deployed at the time of the meeting and had his first bite at... Read More the wedding and could not stop raving about how well it tasted - and he is picky about cakes. You will not be disappointed! -Carole, Connecticut

Better than expected!

Reviewed on 11/11/2014 Rebecca B

From the first email, to our consultation, to our wedding itself, Hope Wright from A Little Imagination Cakes by far surpassed our expectations. We looked around for a while to find a cake decorator who would take our dreams and make them a reality. We were looking for a... Read More woodsy realistic tree-trunk cake. Our consultation was so easy. Hope gave us cake samples to try and it was sooo hard to pick just two for our cake (we ended up with Thai Iced Tea with vanilla icing and Devils Food cake with Peanut Butter Ganache). Hope asked us about our wedding theme, and what we wanted our cake to look like, and came up with an idea and quick sketch to show us right then and there. Her ideas brought our vision to life. The moment I saw our wedding cake in person, I was shocked at how amazing and perfect it came out. It looked like REAL tree trunks. Amazing! I did not want our cake tasting to end because the cake was so delicious. I could have eaten the whole thing in one sitting! We are so happy to have chosen Hope and her company for our wedding cake. If you are up in the air about hiring her, take my advice and DO IT! You will not be dissapointed!


Meet The Owner

Hope Wright

A Little Imagination Cakes began in early 2009 with Hope Wright and, you guessed it...a little imagination. Originally a part-time caker for friends and family, Hope soon found herself dedicating more and more of her time to confectionary creations. As orders filled the calendar and flour covered more of her wardrobe, Hope decided to trade in the 9-5 office grind for her apron full-time. Deftly manipulating fondant to her will ever since, Hope has become one of the premier cake sculptors in Connecticut.