41 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!
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!
I would say it is nearly impossible to have a cake that looks both beautiful and delicious - yet Amy delivers on both. I have had countless pieces of cake or cupcakes that are dry, and it is so sad to see all that cake go to waste. It is obvious when you walk into Amy's shop from the smell that her ingredients are top of the line and fresh, and you will be so happy to see all the cake dishes at your wedding scrapped clean. Her flavors are classic, so you cannot go wrong with pleasing a crowd. And she is such an artist, our cake was so pretty without being overdone. Overall, Amy was just EASY to work with, and with all the detail that goes into a wedding, having a lovely cake without the hassle was a nice surprise.
Amy Beck is so good at what she does that you'll hate her for it. I don't say that lightly. We went to a few local wedding cake producers before having our tasting with Amy, but she blew them all out of the water. In fact, after our tasting with Amy Beck we thought it would be smart to further our comparison by still visiting other wedding cake vendors and after every single one we said the only thing that we could, "Darn you Amy Beck, your cake is so good that you ruined any other cakes for us."
USE AMY BECK! She's worth every single penny. She's kind and welcoming and an absolute artist. She'll make your day beautiful and delicious.
Cake wasn't a priority for us when we started our vendor search. Amy made it a highlight of our wedding.
I chose Amy Beck for my wedding cake after spending countless hours reading mixed reviews for other bakeries. I was really impressed with all of the positive reviews and the cake ended up actually exceeding our expectations! Amy Beck was extremely helpful and easy to work with. We had no idea what we wanted when we went in for the tasting and Amy was very patient in walking us through all of the different options of designs and flavors. The cake was delicious and we're still getting compliments from our guests months later on how amazing the cake was. The cake arrived on time and looked gorgeous at the center of our reception room. Amy Beck is definitely the best option you can choose for your wedding cake, it was a little pricier than what we planned to spend, but you absolutely get what you pay for and Amy will work with you to stay within your budget.
Amy Beck did an amazing job with our wedding cake! The cake was absolutely delicious and looked amazing. They offered so many different combinations of cakes and filling/frosting, everyone could find something they like. They were also able to perfectly execute our design. They worked really well with our other vendors and enabled us to not have to worry about the cake on the day of the wedding. My sister is now using Amy Beck for her wedding this spring!
We loved our cake! The cake tasting was fun and Amy listened to exactly what I wanted and sketched a cake from scratch with my ideas. She was organized and worked with me on my budget. The cake tasted great too!
Amy did a fantastic job on our wedding cake. We had a stateside celebration of marriage reception for our family who could not make the trip to Jamaica to see us get married. Amy was very flexible and helped one of my bridesmaids with the cake tasting (I live in Houston). The cake was DELICIOUS and gorgeous. She truly captured Jamaica with our cake! Thank you Amy!
Unlike most cake designers in town, who tell you how your cake can be made, Amy made my cake exactly how I wanted. It was not an easy job and it was absolutely gorgeous!
Amy Beck and her assistant were great to work with. They listened to what type of style I was looking for in a cake (something non-traditional to go with the art nouveau decor in the reception hall), and recommended a variation of a cake that they'd previously made. I loved being able to participate in the cake design process (although if you don't like that part, they have plenty of designs to choose from that don't require additional input). And more importantly - the cake options all tasted good, and the cake at the wedding turned out delicious. We received numerous compliments on the cake - and I've been to a lot of weddings where the cake was not all that tasty, so I think it says a lot. The cake was pretty and it tasted good. What more can you ask for? Overall, I definitely recommend.
Amy's team helped me bring an idea I had in my head to life on a cake stand. I knew that I wanted a simple modern vintage-style cake and I can honestly say that my cake was perfect and exactly what i had envisioned. In addition to the beautiful layout and design, the cake tasted delicious! I was lucky enough to have my wedding planner set some aside for me and I tasted both flavors the next morning. It was still extremely moist 12 hours after being initially served, which was quite a pleasant surprise.
Paris and the team were very accommodating when coordinating the tasting because I was coming in from Hong Kong (where we lived until the wedding) and only had a few days to squeeze it in with all of the other wedding-related meetings. The tasting was efficient and easy and day-of delivery went as planned without a hitch.
I definitely recommend using Amy's team for any special event - you will not be disappointed. We are looking forward to ordering a mini version for our 1-year anniversary to relive the decadence!
Amy Beck is the utmost professional! She was SO patient and helpful when Tim and I met with her for our cake tasting. She carefully explained why a buttercream cake would not work with a ship that may rock on the water, and helped us to focus on what was really important for our bride's and groom's cake. She nailed it as far as the artistry that went into making and decorating both cakes! My husband loves the outdoors, camping, etc., and Amy took a picture of our RV and made a replica that was placed on top of the groom's cake. It was adorable!! We still have the RV from the cake and it holds a place of honor in our curio cabinet. The bride's cake was absolutely stunning! It was vintage, classic, and just beautiful! Not to mention how delicious both cakes were! I highly recommend the chocolate bourbon...on my gosh it is SO delicious!! Please be sure to make an appointment for a cake tasting with Amy and her staff. You will not be disappointed and in my opinion, it's the only cake tasting you will need to go to!
We contacted Amy really late in the game after our first baker had to pull out. She was very responsive by email, and very frank about everything, which my husband and I really appreciated. She also rolled with our strange request for a wedding cake, which was a pirate ship, and worked with my husband on the details by email--cannon balls, keg, swordfighting people on top, etc. She was pretty expensive, but the results were well worth it, and the price was clearly above average because this cake was a little over the top. The cake itself was absolutely delicious though--moist, sweet, and just awesome. Our guests LOVED it and asked for more. We were so happy with it! If there was anything to not be quite as happy about, it was the shaping of our people on the ship deck--we just thought for the extra price to have them made, the artistry would be a little more life-like, though maybe that was asking too much. Our faces were a little weird looking, though we did not care that much about it. Amy herself worked with us most of the time and she was awesome to work with. You will not regret a cake from this place--pretty and tasty!
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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