61 total reviews
Our cake was so beautiful. I had a vision of snow for our winter themed wedding and the cake was the center of attention. It was simple yet immulated snow. Amy was reliable, and awesome to work with. She delivered exactly what we wanted and after the meeting/tasting we never had to worry about this item again.
i would highly highly recommend her.
I ordered the cake for my wedding from Amy Beck, and it was absolutely fantastic. I would recommend Amy to anyone in Chicago.
Working with Amy was a pleasure--at our consultation she listened to my ideas and looked at the photos I brought in, and based on that information she created a beautiful cake that complemented the theme and color scheme of my wedding. I loved how she incorporated my wedding colors (pink and gold) and how the decorations on the cake echoed the decorations on our custom invitations. I also loved the garlands of delicate white, sculpted icing flowers that hung down the sides of each layer. On top we had two gold, marzipan love birds, and they made me so happy.
We had a six-tier cake, which was light pink with white decorations, and it really was a star at the wedding reception. I remember seeing it for the first time and being amazed because it was more beautiful than I ever could have imagined. It also tasted delicious. Amy has tons of different cake and icing flavor options, and we chose lemon cake with raspberry buttercream and lemon curd--good for a summer event. All my guests commented on the taste and my mother even ate a second slice!
Working with Amy Beck from the beginning was both a fantastic and delicious experience. The cake tasting was fun and Amy has such excellent ideas and talent. Our cake was exactly what we wanted and so beautiful, we can't wait to eat the top layer at our first anniversary!
Amy Beck is a joy to work with on our wedding cake. I appreciated how responsive she was throughout the process - always responding to my emails without delay with a personal touch. At our first appointment, she shared with us her background and how she got her start in baking, she spent the time to get to know me, my fiancé, and mom, and understand our vision for our wedding. After taking a look at photos of my venue, flowers, color scheme and wedding dress, Amy got out a notepad, and whipped up a sketch of the most perfectly fitting cake I could imagine - inspired by my wedding dress, and a few wedding cakes I had pinned on interest. The detail of my wedding dress incorporated into the cake was unbelievable. She also handmade the most beautiful flowers I've seen to attach onto the cake for a pop of color, exactly what I wanted! Not only that, but we shopped around to many bakeries, and Amy's cakes and frostings were above and beyond the competition in terms of taste. My mom has a bakery of her own and has high standards and was blown away. The creative flavors, and the moist consistency - just amazing. No joke, at our wedding, people were requesting seconds and thirds, and there ended up not being any leftover cake (which made me sad the next day when I was dying to indulge in it)! I cannot wait for my 1 year anniversary when I get to eat it again, and would recommend Amy Beck to everyone!
What stood out to us about Amy’s shop, among the handful of cake tastings we attended, was the personal touch from Amy. She has since hired a business manager, but during our experience, Amy was the one who responded to our emails, Amy was the one who baked our cake, Amy was even there on our wedding day, delivering it herself. We were particularly impressed that Amy joined us during the tasting to learn our feedback and make real-time suggestions, when she could have easily left us to go cross things off her to-do list.
She was confident from the first email that she could make us happy. Going beyond just the amazing flavor combinations (we chose chocolate bourbon cake as the base on all three layers, with different fillings on each level), we had several ideas about what it would look like. Amy was able to creatively take elements from each of our ideas to create one cake that made everyone happy.
To sum up: my fiancée and I 100% enjoyed our experience with Amy Beck Cake Design. That’s 100% from the first email inquiry to eating the cake on our wedding day. There were no hiccups or concerns along the way, from our tasting, to the contract, to the delivery.
And, if you're looking for a LGBT-friendly bakery, Amy didn't blink an eye when I told her ours was a same-sex marriage.
Delicious cake. Beautiful design and execution. Stellar customer service.
Thank you, Amy!
My husband, family, and I are so thankful for Amy and her talents! With the added stress of planning a Chicago wedding from across the country we had only one day in town for one cake tasting! Amy is THE one! She was so sweet and patient in responding to my initial inquiry and in every correspondence that followed. Every detail counts with Amy. Our cake was inspired by her Romantic Lace design, but Amy and her team's artistry brought OUR vision to life. The design incorporated both my gown's lace detailing and complex and precise geometric designs as well as button closures down the back AND a delicate feather accent inspired by my headpiece! It was absolutely stunning...
My mom, husband, and I visited Amy's shop for the tasting! We had a BLAST! Amy had countless delicious pairings ready for us to try. DELICIOUS! Our four-tier cake was as moist and flavorful as our samples at the tasting. A highlight of our wedding planning!
We ultimately chose a fun combination... A little something for everyone! Each slice had vanilla butter cake paired with Jamaican rum butter cream on top, chocolate bourbon cake paired with raspberry buttercream on the bottom, split by a layer of chocolate ganache! Yummmm.
Perhaps most importantly... Amy is honest! She's experienced and talented, and knows what works and what doesn't work in this fun process! Ask for her opinion. Trust her and heed her advice! You'll be so thankful you did!
Thank you, Amy!
I love cake. I love wedding cake. It was very important to have a great tasting cake and a unique looking cake. It was so easy to talk to Amy, share the vision of what I wanted and being able to personalize it, while tasting delicious cake, which my fiance LOVED. The cake turned out beautiful and was so delicious. It truly has been the best carrot cake I have ever had. It was also my fiance's top choice and he is a chocolate cake fan to the core.(that was our second flavor) I was so happy when some of our guests asked "Is your cake based off your wedding dress?" Yes, it was!!! From the tasting, to ordering, payment and delivery, Amy and her team were the best. It truly added to the whole vision of our wedding. We are so happy. Looking forward to our 1 year anniversary and a top layer replica.
We used Amy Beck cake design for our June 2014 wedding. We chose a pretty ornate design with lace textures and a bunch of cascading flowers and Amy delivered. She even matched the lace on my dress from a photo. We are going to have her make a small anniversary cake for us soon.
Amy made the delicious and artistic wedding cake and grooms cake for our rehearsal dinner. She was professional and timely. Not only did the cakes taste better than any typical wedding cake, but Amy worked with us to make our cake design personal. We definitely recommend her to any bride or groom!
Amy Beck was a dream to work with. Amy and her team are not only wonderful, extremely talented artist but they really took the time to work with us and create a design that was one of a kind and just beautiful. The cake is beyond delicious, we got so many compliments on our cake!
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Amy Beck Cake Design. Everything about it is top notch! Amy herself to her team, the shop and of course the best tasting cake ever. Amy Beck was the first tasting I had during my planning and I instantly fell in love. I had a few other tastings I already scheduled and they did not come close to the perfection that is Amy Beck. They have ruined all other cake fore me! We all loved it so much I ordered another cake less than a year after my wedding for my niece's birthday. It's worth every penny. I can't wait to get pregnant and have a baby shower to have another reason to buy one of her cakes...lol yes it's that serious. Thanks Amy Beck and team!
Amy Beck Cake Designs created the most beautiful cake I have ever seen at a wedding. Not only did it taste amazing! (My husband I chose: red velvet, lemon, and vanilla cake), buts it's grandeur was a show stopper.
Amy and her company are fantastic with communication, and if you're type A, like I was that is extremely beneficial. She was able to beautifully design my dream and create a stunning final product.
Amy and her associates were extremely professional, courteous and personable from my experience with them. I was married this past summer and they assisted me in every aspect of the cake choosing process from the number of tiers needed, to design, color, and flavoring. I did not feel alone during this process which is always useful for a bride. The end result was more than I had hoped for. My wedding cake was stunning; 5 tiered with bouquets of flowers throughout of various shades of my wedding colors, blue and purple, to serve as the flowers. The taste was indescribably wonderful and my guests were very pleased. I would highly recommend Amy as your cake provider for your next event.
My husband and I recently used Amy Beck Cake Design for our wedding cake (wedding was August 30th)and WOW! From the very start, Amy was a pleasure to work with and made sure to focus on my husband and my needs, visions, etc. to ensure that the cake would be exactly what we wanted. Not only are all of the cake flavors incredibly delicious, but the design that Amy put to life was everything we wanted and more! Amy even asked to see a photo of my wedding gown so she could use the lace design to be incorporated onto the cake. On the wedding day we received so many compliments, not only on the cake design, but the taste as well - it was simply gorgeous. I would highly recommend Amy to any bride looking for something beautiful, elegant AND delicious! Amy is a sweetheart to work with and incredibly talented. Thank you again, Any, for making our wedding day that much more perfect. My husband and I are looking forward to celebrating our one year anniversary by devouring the cake top that we saved from our wedding day :)
I had a great time working with Amy and her staff for my wedding. She listened to your ideas and was very helpful with brainstorming different designs as well. It was hard deciding the cake flavor because everything was great. After my wedding I have used Amy Beck Cake Designs for other events I had as well. Thank you for making each event I had memorable by making cakes that everyone loved.
Not only are her cakes amazing, she is too! I had scheduled three tastings, but my daughter (the bride to be) cancelled them all after meeting with Amy. It wasn’t just the cake, which again was so good we had to pick 4 different flavors to make sure we didn’t miss out on anything, but her infectious personality as well. We felt like we had known her forever and the perfect fit for us. Once we got through the tasting, Amy focused her attention on my daughter, made her feel special as the two of them discussed her vision, which she made reality! Ever detail perfect and of course the taste phenomenal. We were so confident with the cake and the flavors, it was the only desert we served. She is the best for flavor and creativity!
We hired Amy Beck Cake Design to create our wedding cake, which we wanted to be Frank Lloyd Wright inspired. We worked closely with Vanessa and Amy, who asked numerous questions to make sure the cake was exactly to our liking. It was absolutely the best cake we could have asked for. They paid attention to every little detail and in addition to the stellar design, the taste was exceptional as well. Each of the three tiers was a different flavor. Yum! I have to admit I was fortunate enough to have more than one serving!!!
Amy did an amazing job with our wedding cake. She incorporated many of the intricate designs from our venue, the Chicago Cultural Center, so that the cake fit in perfectly with the venue. She took the details from our invitations and the pictures we brought to our meeting for inspiration as well. We could not believe how amazing the gluten-free cake was, you could not even tell, and that is truly hard to find in baking-typically it is dense and dry. My now-husband was able to enjoy the cake tradition on our wedding day and we could not be more grateful. I think we will have a hard time waiting for one year to eat the cake topper in our freezer! Thanks Amy and crew!
Amy was easy to work with and the process was very straight forward. We chose 2 cake flavors, one for the bride and one for the groom. My choice was the carrot cake with alternating pecan cream cheese and regular cream cheese fillings. It might sound like too much cream cheese frosting, but that simply doesn't exist in my world. The pecan cream cheese frosting is the BEST frosting that I have ever tasted. At our tasting I ate every last bit. My husband was not a fan, which is why he chose almond cake with alternating chocolate ganache and salted caramel buttercream fillings. Also sounds over the top, but was delicious! We heard several times that "this is the best wedding cake I have ever tasted". We thought so too!
Amy was also very nice about lowering the cost of the cake when we had fewer attendees than expected. No issues, very responsive, easy to work with.
The cake looked amazing and tasted wonderful, couldn't have asked for more!
The best cake, ever. Design was perfect. Wish I could have a piece e very day. Can't say enough about her and the cake.
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Amy Beck's award-winning, custom-design cake bakery, located in River West, designs and creates cakes for all occasions—from the classic cake adorned with hand-sculpted sugar flowers to sleek and modern. Each cake made with the freshest ingredients, resulting in your delicious wedding cake..
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- The Knot Best Of Weddings Hall Of Fame
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2015
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011