108 total reviews
Donna has talent coming out of her ears, and I mean real talent, the rare kind that comes from inside a person and comes out in the creations so pretty you seriously don’t want to cut the cake.
But more importantly, Donna has such a sensitivity and loving soul, that I am honored to have had the opportunity to meet her. She brought so much joy to the planning of my wedding that would not have been there for me otherwise, and surprised me with specially made custom designs on the cookies I gave away as favors. (Which were a huge hit!)
She took me from tears of sadness to tears of joy, and I cannot find words to express fully the difference having chosen and trusted her as such an integral part of the team of vendors who made my day such a successful and joyous occasion.
The day was bittersweet at times, due to the circumstances beyond anyone’s control, but the sweet was the winner by a long shot! Donna as a person, and her confections were a huge factor in helping me focus on the happiness and love that surround me every day. I can’t thank her enough.
p.s. I could eat any one of her cakes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week for a month…or two.
The cake was STUNNING! We added on some fondant & worked with Donna on a custom look - it looked like it came out of a magazine! And the best part - IT WAS DELICIOUS! Super moist & tasty, we had so many compliments!
Donna is an amazing baker. Our guests have been raving about our wedding cake (chocolate cake with mocha cappuccino filing and white buttercream icing) ever since our wedding. One friend claimed that the only other wedding cake she has enjoyed before was her own. I have been craving it so much that I'm looking forward to our first anniversary! It was also gorgeous--we chose a Christmas-y design with red and white flowers and evergreen sprays. Donna is a really impressive, dynamic professional. My fiance was overseas, so my family came along with me to the tasting. We got into a long conversation with Donna. She really is so charismatic. (She had been recruited to star in a pre-Cake Boss cake reality show, but prefers to focus on her business). It was totally worth the trip from Simsbury to Haddam. And every cake type we tried was delicious!
Donna is a blessing. Her warmth and spirit made us feel so calm at the tasting. She is funny as well as a master of her craft. The cake was more than I had expected. So beautiful and classic. It tasted as good as it looked! My guests are still raving about the cake! Love you Donna!
Donna was a delight to work with from the very beginning. We went with a fondant cake, which usually is not very good, but hers was great! Not to mention, the design. When we walked into our reception sight, my eyes were directed right to the cake, and I was blown away. It looked exactly how I had imagined it, and tasted even better.
I highly recommend using Donna, she is an artist!
Donna made my parents wedding cake 30 years ago and now ours. The cake was stunning and delicious! Not one piece was left!
My whole wedding planning experience in general was amazing, and really the cake process was the only area that I wasn't thrilled. Let me start by saying, if you're only interested in the taste of your cake, then stop here. It's amazing. Everything we tried at our meeting was delicious, and our own cake was really and truly fantastic. We did the lemon with raspberry and it was soo delicious. My only complaint really is that Donna isn't super customer-service oriented. I'm a pretty low-maintenance bride, but she doesn't communicate by email which made it hard for me to reach her, and she sometimes made me feel like I was inconveniencing her. Make sure you come prepared with all your pictures or it seems to throw her, and if you have any special requests, good luck. I asked for one particular type of ribbon four months out which was no problem for her at the time, and when she called to confirm two weeks ahead, she made it seem like it was my problem, and if I wanted her to go buy it I was going to have to pay for a whole large spool, so I didn't get what I had asked for to start. I didn't have a say where I got my cake, since it was included by the venue.
We interviewed several bakers for my daughter's wedding, but we kept coming back to Donna. She was so warm and enthusiastic, and interested in working with our ideas in addition to sharing her expert advice.
We were all skeptical about jammy fruit fillings in a wedding cake, but Donna has an inside track to a special formula that's just the right amount of tart and not at all cloying or too sweet. We loved it, and so did all our guests.
Our wedding cake was part of the package through our venue, so we didn't choose Creative Cakes, but we were very pleased with the results. The cake was delicious - we chose chocolate with raspberry mousse filling. Donna did a great job taking our design and making it into a reality.
Donna's cake was beautiful and delicious!
Our wedding cake was included within the cost of the venue. My husband and I were skeptical of this at first but after meeting with Donna, we were thrilled. Since white birch was a central theme in our decor, we asked Donna to create a cake that replicated an actual white birch tree, and she did just that! My husband and I are not big cake eaters, but the pumpkin flavored cake she made was to die for! We can't wait until our anniversary to eat some more!
My cake was everything I dreamed it was be. Donna captured my vision and the cake was delicious! My guests keep talking about how yummy it was!
Our Cake was Gorgeous and delicious!!!! When we had our cake consolation I told donna my ideas for our cake and she remembered everything to a T!!!! We got so many compliments on our cake. That it was both Beautiful and tasty!!!
Working with Creative Cakes was a wonderful experience. It did take a couple of phone calls initially for her to call me back. I brought pictures that I liked from her website and we tried a bunch of flavors. The appointment was easy and she was very friendly. The day of the wedding I had nothing to worry about, the cake was at the venue when it should have been. And, the cake was absolutely FABULOUS. I didn't try any until the next day but it was full of flavor and moist, both of which I think wedding cakes lack a lot of the time. I would recommend Creative Cakes to anyone!
Donna was pure joy to work with-and so easy. This was one thing she completely took care of and I did not worry about. Beautiful and delicious
When I first spoke with Donna, I was a bit concerned that she didn't have the best attitude and that she would be difficult to work with. But boy was I wrong! When I did meet with her, she was nothing but friendly, and her cakes, fillings, and frosting were to die for!
My husband and I wanted to have a 5-tiered cake, but our venue would only provide a 3-tiered to accommodate our guests. Not a problem, because Donna's pricing is affordable and she was very willing to fulfill our wishes. In fact she did two different flavors for us. For the wedding day we did her strawberry shortcake, which was white cake with a creamy strawberry filling and frosted with buttercream and we had the other tiers with chocolate cake and a toasted coconut filling and frosted with buttercream for our day after wedding brunch. Our guests absolutely loved both flavors! My husband and I were so happy to see how beautiful our cake turned out, and tasted even better!
Possibly the best cake I've ever eaten.
It all started with a delicious tasting! My husband and I went in not knowing what to expect and were amazed by how great everything tasted. Donna had great design ideas and flavor combinations. She was so easy to work with and made me feel at ease throughout the entire process. My guests loved the cake and I am looking forward to our 1 year anniversary so we can taste it again from the top layer!
When I met with Donna, she told me people eat her cakes. That might sound weird, but I've been to plenty of weddings where the cake is clearly an afterthought. I've also been to weddings where I helped the bride pick out the cake and plenty of times it was great at the tasting, and resembled flavorless cardboard at the reception.
But Donna is right - people do eat her cakes. Both my boss and a coworker got their cakes from Donna and they both raved about her. My boss even joked what would happen if I didn't bring her back a piece from the tasting.
Well luckily my boss was kidding because there was nothing left from my tasting.
Donna's cakes are delicious, moist, and amazing. And it tasted exactly the way it did at my wedding as I remember (and craved) from the tasting.
She was great to work with and I really enjoyed designing it.
I ended up with a 3 tier lemon cake that had a raspberry cream filing. Perfectly light for a summer wedding. The cake itself had a pale yellow buttercream and was layered with peach roses and rose petals. It was absolutely gorgeous.
Several guests who know I like to bake asked me if I made the cake because they had never tasted such a delicious and freshly made wedding cake. Yes - I fessed up and told them it came from Creative Cakes by Donna.
Our wedding cake was part of our reception venue package, and the cake automatically came from Creative Cakes by Donna. While we weren't entirely impressed with the tasting session (although we had also eaten a large breakfast so we weren't that hungry), we were absolutely thrilled with how our wedding cake turned out and, more importantly, how it tasted. We had chosen a marble cake with chocolate frosting ($1/slice more...so we ended up paying around $140 total) and peanut butter filling. The cake itself was so delicious, and our guests were raving about it for days after. I gave the Service category three stars because Donna wasn't very personable on the phone or in person. She was almost even dismissive when I shared my ideas with her, and I left the initial appointment feeling rather uneasy. But again, she delivered on the big day and the cake was great so that's all that really matters!
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A trendsetter in the wedding industry, Creative Cakes is known all over Connecticut for their freshest and finest quality of wedding cakes. Donna specializes in both buttercream and European Fondant frosting. All her cakes are moist and light. She designs with either fresh or elegant hand molded flowers. Choose your cake from our website or call for an appointment with samples to taste.
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- The Knot Best Of Weddings Hall Of Fame
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- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2008-09
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2008
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