52 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 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.
Truly as good as it gets! Amy's cakes not only look GORGEOUS, but also are BEYOND DELICIOUS. If you want to work with the ultimate professional and have absolutely NO stress wondering if your cake will both look and taste phenomenal....Amy Beck is your gal!!
I had never tasted good wedding cake. If fact, most of it was absolutely awful. Amy's cake was the hit of the reception. I'm glad we got extra cake because our attendees absolutely devoured it. As soon as we tasted it, we kinew we'd have a mob on our hands if there was no extra cake! And it was beautiful! Her designs are simply amazing. She is very courteous, and makes will stop at nothing to make the bride and groom happy!
We went to four cake tastings and this was beyond our favorite. Margo worked with us on our cake design and created something beautiful and simple based off just a few photos we showed her. The final product was amazing and exactly what we asked for. They even matched the color to the swatch of our bridesmaids dresses! We had a three tier cake and each tier was a different combo of flavors. Everything tasted great and our guests loved our cake. If you can spend the extra money on your cake, go with Amy Beck!
First, all of Amy Beck's cake and filling flavors are tasty. There is a wide range of flavors and you will definitely find a handful that you like. Our guests enjoyed the cake, and I'm sure you will agree if you go to a tasting.
Second, they work closely with us to customize the cake to our exact specifications. We had about 10 flavors of filling and cake to try at the tasting, and Amy talked us through which ones went well together. Each tier of cake has a number of layers of cake and filling (I think it was 4 layers of thin cake), so you can really get creative.
Amy sat with us during the tasting to design the look of the cake. She had a number of cakes on display and I brought in a few pictures of cakes I had seen online. Amy asked me what elements of the cakes I liked, and then drew a sketch of a cake on the spot that was exactly what I wanted. It was very impressive.
Amy Beck saved our cake! We initially contracted with a company that was, although slightly less expensive, uninformed and unresponsive. We were able to cancel our contract with that company and Amy Beck stepped in to take over. Our cake was a fairly complicated design and Amy Beck executed it flawlessly. I was beyond impressed with the cake design and taste and remain incredibly appreciative of their professionalism. I HIGHLY recommend Amy Beck Cake Design.
You will not be disappointed. I had a very specific vision for my cake (I didn't want it to be the focal point of the wedding - but it was created so beautifully that it become one!), and Amy Beck delivered. We picked 3 flavors (red velvet with chocolate buttercream/lemon with raspberry buttercream/passionfruit with passionfruit buttercream - the favorite of the night!). When taste testing, I had the expectation that we would go with chocolate and vanilla...I figured you can't go wrong with those. That obviously didn't stand true with the flavors listed above - they were that outstanding! There were so many guest photos of the cake because it was truly one of a kind and one of the guests wants to try similar flavors for her destination wedding...I told you - unforgettable! Also, the cake was so delicious that my husband and I started eating the top of the cake the next day. There was no way we were going to freeze it for a year and take the chance that it might not be good. We celebrated our 1 week anniversary eating the last of the cake!! Amy Beck was so easy to work with, understood what we were looking for in a cake and created it with better expectations. If you look at her pictures, sample her cakes and don't hire her - you are crazy! She is a master at her craft :)
The entire experience with Amy Beck Cake Design was so enjoyable from start to finish. The cake tasting we had was so much fun with such incredible flavors -- we keep trying to figure out how we could go back and do it again. There is no where else in the city like it!
We went with an almond cake with vanilla buttercream frosting with several layers (chocolate ganache, strawberry buttercream and cream cheese frosting) for our August wedding at the Chicago History Museum. It was literally the best thing we've ever tasted!! We received so many compliments on the look and taste of the cake. People were blown away. Also, it was absolutely beautiful with beautiful gold beads and roses. WE couldn't be more thrilled with how it turned out. Choose Amy Beck - you will not be disappointed!!
Thanks for making our day so special!!!
Was easy to work with, enjoyed the tasting and was able to create a cake from my description and pictures I put together a various features I wanted. Did an excellent job.
Amy Beck's cupcakes and cutting cake that we had at our wedding were amazing! We continue to get compliments on them. They tasted wonderful and Amy did a great job "dressing up" the cupcakes so they looked pretty on display. My husband and I really enjoyed our first meeting with her as she worked through our ideas and whipped up some different flavors for us to try, beyond what came with the initial tasting. We are looking forward to ordering another cake for our first anniversary!
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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 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013