22 featured reviews
Member Since: 12/28/2011
Paula and her husband were awesome from the very beginning with the taste testing. Their service and professionalism was very good not too mention the cakes were delectable. I originally did not want a fondant cake because of the taste but Paula hand made me her fondant and it was really good. My cake arrived on time the morning of my wedding. The one thing that stood out for me was after we returned from our honeymoon Paula followed up and asked how did we like the cake? The truth was I didn't remember having a piece of the cake and with that Paula offered me a complimentary duplicate of my top tier for our 1 year anniversary. It doesn't get much better than that! I have and will continue to use Cake Fiction for any event that I have!
Member Since: 12/16/2011
Paula was great to work with. She created a crockenbush plus a regular layered cake, as well as a little surprise figurine for my groom coming out from under the cake. Paula sent me sketches of the cake as we went on and changed everything I asked her to change. She was also the only one that would make me a crockenbush and I am super happy went with her.
A small piece of the cake did come off when it was time for us to cut it, however that has nothing to do with Paula as it was extremely hot and humid and our venue was semi outside.
The crockenbush was delicious, however we for some reason didn't get a change to taste the cake even though we cut it...hoping to try again at our anniversary.
Member Since: 7/2/2012
At first we were referred to a "factory"- the most "well known" "popular" place that does cakes for everyone, we were told, even celebrities. Well, we were given samples of two types of cakes with a few different types of fillings and given a notebook to pick a style from. You want to deviate from that list? Well, that'll be extra... I then found Paula on the Wedding Chanel website. My husband and I made an appointment. When I called, I spoke to Paula herself. I chose a few types of cakes and fillings from her very long list of assortments so that she could make the tastings fresh for my appointment. We walked in the door on a weekend- her kids were playing in the back. It's like a scene from a storybook! She was personable, passionate, artistic, warm and patient. She sketches a picture of your cake until it's exactly what you had in mind. Everything worked out perfectly and the cake itself was DELICIOUS! Every time I look back at pictures of it, I want to go back and see it and taste it again (and I'm not even a cake person!). Oh well, guess I'll have to wait until our 1 year anniversary...! If I have another function/need in the future, I will definitely use Paula again!
Member Since: 6/28/2012
Cake Fiction created both a wedding cake and a groom's cake for my wedding. We wanted something unique. As we were going with a book theme for the reception, we decided on a pile of books as our wedding cake. Not only did the books look fantastic, Paula actually printed out the real covers for each book and made them into an edible topping for each layer. The bride and groom on top were adorable, sitting on the edge of the cake reading books together.
The groom's cake was our three pets (two cats and a tortoise) all reading a book together. It was unbelievably cute and looked just like the pictures we sent. Everyone at the wedding commented on how creative and beautiful the cakes were. I actually hated cutting into them! But in the end, they were not only beautiful but delicious. The cats were chocolate cake with chocolate filling, while the books were vanilla cake with banana cream filling.
We could not have been happier with our experience with Cake Fiction. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a completely personal cake.
Member Since: 7/28/2008
Cake Fiction made our wedding cake last year and it turned out beautifully. We met with a lot of bakers and tasted a lot of cakes before we made our decision, and Paula's cake was definitely the most delicious option. Our cake was simple and elegant, with beautiful sugar Gerbera daisies as decoration. The cake tasted as good on our wedding day as it did in our tasting months before. Paula was very easy to work with and the cake was delivered exactly as we had ordered it. We were really happy to be able to get such a beautiful and delicious cake for such an affordable price per slice.
Member Since: 5/1/2011
Paula did a fantastic job making a surprise groom's cake for my husband. I brought a picture of exactly what I wanted, and after talking to her on the phone, we came up with an idea to put my husband's car on a race track with some of his favorite things lining the track the way advertisements typically would. The cake came out PERFECT! My husband was so surprised. Paula even made a little replica of my dog and put him in the passenger seat. The wedding guests and my husband were blown away. Paula was so great to work with and really reasonably priced. I'd recommend her to anyone looking for a fun, inexpensive groom's cake.
Member Since: 9/30/2013
My husband and I got married about a year and a half ago and from the time we got engaged, we knew that we wanted to order a cake from Cake Fiction. Being a cake decorator myself, I had a very specific cake in mind as well as a high expectation for the taste. Also because of being in the cake business, I am familiar with the prices of wedding cakes and I wouldn't think of giving my money to any cake shop other than Cake Fiction. Upon previous occasions, I had personally experienced the hospitable nature of Paula and Simon in addition to the incredible flavors and designs they offer. My husband and I went in for a tasting and she was very well prepared with multiple options to choose from as well as a beautiful shop to sit and chat in. She also made sure to ask many questions in regards to the design my husband and I were looking for so as to make sure the cake was nothing less than exactly what we wanted. Because of my personal preference in excess shine, she willfully ordered the brooch I wanted on the cake at no additional cost to me. On the day of my wedding, if there was one thing I knew I didn't need to worry about, it was my cake. The cake arrived at the venue promptly and the minor decor I asked for, to decorate the cake table with, was placed so precisely and beautifully. The cake was delicious and many of our guests inquired as to where my cake was made. My husband and I also saved the top tier of our cake to be eaten on our one year anniversary and I must say it was just as delicious as our wedding day! I plan on ordering many more cakes from them!
Member Since: 9/28/2013
After researching lots of cake shops in the area we were getting close to our wedding day without ordering the cake. I knew what I wanted my wedding cake to look like but it was quite difficult to put it down on paper or imagine that someone could make it that way. Just two weeks before the wedding day, a flower shop that was in charge of decorating our venue told us about the Cake Fiction. Even though it was a very short notice, Paula was still there to help us and offered a cake tasting. My friend and myself were in for the tasting. All of the cake samples that Paula prepared for us were absolutely delicious. After we chose the cake flavors Paula took pencil and a paper and asked me to describe what I wanted my wedding cake to look like! I told her all about my dream wedding cake and she drew it just as I described (in colors).My wedding cake was delivered two hours prior the reception and it looked amazing, just the way I wanted it! The most amazing three tier, hexagon, wedding cake, decorated with hand made orchids which I saved and will always treasure! Everyone loved our cake, it looked great and tasted even better. we are looking forward to our first anniversary to eat the frozen piece of cake that we saved!
I can not recommend Cake Fiction highly enough, great people to deal with, provided excellent service from start to finish!
Member Since: 9/27/2013
service was excellent.cake was amazing.everything was perfect
Member Since: 6/22/2012
So hubby and I wanted a special cake for our wedding, came up with an idea for an Eiffel tower cake and came across the cake fiction website. Emailed Paula and she responded immediately we set up a meeting and right there she drew out our cake. And the day of she delivered it and it was amazing, my guest are still raving about it, and she was so easy to work with. Best red velvet I've ever tasted
Member Since: 5/6/2013
I used Paula for my wedding cake - she made a two tier top cake, along with cupcakes for all my guests. She absolutely outdid herself and more than met my expectations. The cake was delicious and the cupcakes were talk of the event. I would definitely recommend, and I will be sure to contact Paula for all my party cake/cupcake needs.
Member Since: 2/10/2007
I am so grateful to have found Paula! Firstly, she is such a kind-hearted person, and I was honored to do business with her. My husband and I still reflect on how much fun we had with the cake tasting experience. We even took pictures at Paula's bakery so that we could remember the lovely time we had in creating our cake. Now, the cake! It was magnificent, as Paula incorporated the blending of our two cultures in her creative decoration. Not only that, she made a cake that was both vegan (for my husband and I) and non-vegan (for a good majority of our guests). Family and friends could not tell one from the other. Both vegan and non-vegan cakes were delicious!!! We have a separate vegan cake for our one year anniversary stowed in the freezer, but my husband and I are tempted to dig into it months early. Yes, it was THAT good!!
Member Since: 5/2/2012
Paula at Cake Fiction created the most appealing and delicious cake for our wedding in New York City. Guests were out of their chairs all through dinner taking pictures, not of the happy couple, but our cake. No one could get over the color match between the cake and the dresses/tuxes all from a simple sample swatch we gave Cake Fiction. It was truly unbelievable. Besides looking amazing, the taste was out of this world. It was the only item of the evening that I left the dance floor to enjoy, and finish. I have been to over 20 weddings in the past 2 years and this was the only cake I have enjoyed. The planning process was not only delicious but entertaining as well. We had the opportunity to try all of the flavor combinations as well as discuss different design elements and see sketches, pictures and samples. We made a change to our design a few weeks before the big day and within 48 hours we had an emailed sketch of our change for approval. The end result, a cake we thought was only a dream. Thank you Paula for such a great addition to our special day. We look forward to the next big event to come back in for a design appointment.
Member Since: 7/19/2010
After calling and emailing quite a few places, I stumpled across Cake Fiction. My initial conversation with Paula told me this was the perfect place for me to order the surprise groom's cake I wanted. I went for a cake tasting and found Paula's cakes and fillings to be absolutely delicious. She drew up a sketch of the cake and after a couple of changes, she had nailed it. The day of the rehearsal dinner, I couldnt wait to lay my eyes on the cake. It was displayed ready to be seen as soon as we walked in and Paula did an absolutely fantastic job. SHe re-created the field at Giants stadium and added the Superbowl patches all around the cake with a 3-D Giants helmet placed on top. Her cake not only looked amazing, but tasted amazing as well. My husband loved the vanilla cake with oreo filling as well as our guest. Paula is so creative and I know if I ever need a special cake, she is the person I would turn to make it.
Member Since: 3/3/2012
Paula and Simon were WONDERFUL from the very beginning the cake tasting was a pleasure everything went smoothly. We ordered a lemon cake with raspberry frosting with them for our wedding last month. Our cake was BEAUTIFUL one of the best parts of the wedding. I cant recommend Cake Fiction enough they made us an adorable and also delicious cake. We put leftovers in our freezer to save for our one year anniversary but we ended up taking it out and eating it at our one month anniversary!
Member Since: 12/31/2011
Paula's wedding cake was one of the highlights of our wedding. Our family and friends are still talking about it months after the wedding, because it was both delicious and beautiful.
Paula is a creative designer - she helped us to bring an abstract idea into reality. We went to her cake shop for a tasting / brainstorming session. She gave us crayons and paper to draw out our vision, and offered her artistic suggestions. She was a great listener and a good executor. The cake turned out to be exactly what we wanted - colorful, playful, full of life, yet elegant. I would recommend Paula to anyone.
Member Since: 10/11/2010
I ordered a DeLorean Time Machine groom/birthday cake to surprise my H with at the reception (DH is obsessed with Back to the Future). Paula, the owner, designed the cake, and I really loved working with her. We were all so impressed with how it came out. The detail of the cake was incredible! Her pricing is also very fair.
Member Since: 4/12/2010
Paula and her husband were a pleasure to work with. She answered emails promptly and thoroughly. Our wedding cake & grooms cake came out beautifully!!!
Member Since: 10/12/2010
I ordered a 3 tier cake for my wedding. Round, hexigon, and round. First and middle layer was Red Velvet cake with french vanilla buttercream and the top layer was vanilla cake with dulce de leche filling. Cake tasting was great, they created the cake that I desired. The only reason I rated it a 4 star was because I wanted what looked like diamonds spread over the cake in a quilted pattern and I got these small circular almost see through dots instead of bigger diamond looking jewls...other than that, great service, kind people and delicious cake...most guests raved about it.
Member Since: 8/6/2009
We were very lucky when we stumbled upon the Cake Fiction website. We were not from the area, but we knew we wanted a cake designer that was local to our wedding venue. Within moments of meeting Paula, we knew we wanted her to create our wedding cake. Paula was wonderful about listening and suggesting ideas that helped to polish and refine the design that we already had in mind for our cake. The tasting was a fantastic experience and made our job that much harder; everything tasted amazing. Paula's cakes are moist, flavorful, and fresh, and her designs are spot on. Plus, her husband, Simon, created a fantastic one-of-a-kind cake board that really finished off the effect and helped show off the cake. We will definitely be using Cake Fiction again for our special events. I would not hesitate to recommend their services to family and friends. Paula and Simon are great people to work with, and they'll make you feel at ease within moments of meeting with them. We could tell that Paula truly cares about her clients and it came across in her design and presentation. Plus, we loved that she met us with her white Chef's coat on. That really showed her level of professionalism. Use Cake Fiction and you won't be disappointed!
Unique and stylish cakes designed by Cake Fiction
Paula Tosonotti, a professionally trained international chef and cake decorator, specializes in creating unique wedding cakes and groom’s cakes for your big occasion. At Cake Fiction we want to design a cake to match your personality and style, paying close attention to every detail that you specify
- Price Range: $$$
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011