62 total reviews
freedom bakery was awesome! paul was a pleasure to work with. he was laid-back and knows his craft. he's professional and responsive to all my emails. he prepared the most delicious, scrumptious and beautiful wedding cake. i so love that he was able to listened and delivered the perfect cake! thanks very much paul!
Freedom Bakery and specifically Paul are very professional. Paul is quick to respond to e-mail. Is wiling to look at photos found on line and, from my experience, can make the cake look exactly like the picture. Many of the people at my wedding thought that we had a fondant cake because Paul was able to make the butter cream look so smooth. a
I got married in Carmel in June, 2013. That month + that location = expensive options for cakes! My now-husband and I searched for a place that would stay within in our budget and still look and taste amazing. Freedom Bakery & Confections definitely fit the bill! Paul is amazing - he gives you a free tasting and consultation and makes you feel totally confident in him from the beginning. What's even better is that he understood my poor description of what I wanted, over email and the phone (I was planning most of my wedding from the east coast). The cake was delicious and looked even better than I imagined it in my head. Everyone was raving about it! And in the end, it was nearly half the price of the wedding cake vendors in Carmel/Monterey. I highly recommend Paul Liu and FB&C!
From the sample bite we took at the Monterey Bridal showcase, we were hooked! The cake was Delicious! Paul was wonderful to work with and the entire process was stress less.
I was very excited about the cake topper that I was getting custom made and Freedom Bakery was able to compliment it and make the cake look magical.
It looked Great, It tasted Delicious! I could not ask for me.
I would recommend and use Freedom Bakery again in a heart beat.
Delicious & Beautiful!
I was very pleased with the overall process of using Freedom bakery for my wedding cake. The communication was excellent, Paul was a great listener, he really wanted us to be happy with our cake. We enjoyed the complimentary sampling as we decided on the flavor. He allowed us to make payments and was prompt on the delivery to the venue on the day of. Everyone really loved the raspberry lemon flavor and the decoration was just what I imagined. Simple yet elegant. Exactly what we wanted, color and all. I will continue to use them for all my bakery needs! Highly recommended! A+ Thanks again for everything!
Delicious cupcakes for our wedding! I would reccommend this bakery for any occasion. I got many compliments on how good the cupcakes were!
We met with Paul for our tasting and right away enjoyed all the different flavors and couldn't narrow it down so had to keep eating haha! We ordered a cake topper and was mailed to them and he was kind enough to email me a photo of it when they received it and revised the cake size so it fits perfectly. They are very kind, reliable, affordable and it's a ver tasty cake! We will be eating our top tier this weekend and can't wait!
We got so many compliments on our amazing cake from Freedom Bakery - the design was exactly as we discussed with Paul (textured ivory buttercream with succulent accents) and the white cake with mango mousse was absolutely delicious. My father-in-law is STILL telling us that it's the best cake he's ever tasted, and our wedding was over a month ago!
Compared to a lot of other bakeries in the area, their prices are also extremely reasonable. Since we paid for our wedding out of our own pockets, it was really important that we stay within budget.
I can't say enough good things about this place - all of the people we worked with were extremely friendly and helpful, and the cake turned out so beautifully. Thank you so much for helping to make our day so special!
We absolutely loved our wedding cake! It was delicious! We were unable to taste our cake ahead if time because of how far away we live but the cake was amazing! We went with the Monterey cake and wouldn't change a thing!
We ordered our wedding cake here and I couldn't be happier with the result!! I sent in a picture of what I wanted and they simply made it happen and they were very helpful and understanding!! Always polite when you call to make sure everything is in order, even though I probably over did it! :)
We used Freedom Bakery and Confections for our wedding in july. We ordered one small cake and 170 cupcakes. I wasn't exactly sure what flavors to get and what not but Freedom was so wonderful and helped me pick the best flavors for everyone. :) Everyone raved about how much they loved our cupcakes! I would reccommend them to anyone and everyone! They were wonderful to work with and their work tasted Amazing!
Freedom Bakery did my cake for our wedding and it was absolutely delicious! Beautiful and elegant, just the way we wanted it! I highly recommend Freedom Bakery! Worth every penny!
Freedom Bakery did an amazing job with my wedding cake. It looked beautiful and tasted very moist and delicious. My wife and I chose the cookies and cream flavor. Everyone loved eating it. The reps of freedom bakery were very professional and helpful. I highly recommend this bakery to anyone looking for a wedding cake. Thank you for the amazing job. You guys are the best!
I hired Freedom Bakery to do our wedding cake after seeing how expensive cake at other bakeries in the area were. I was so pleased when I was able to have a beautiful, DELICIOUS cake for a much lower price! This was one of the best cakes I have ever had, and I absolutely can't wait to cut into the topper that is in my freezer! The cake was so beautiful. I had made a Pinterest board of cakes that I loved and Paul was great about coming up with something in my price range that was the exact look that I was going for. We went with a white cake with mango filling, and it was simply amazing. We will definitely be going back for more!
I chose Freedom Bakery for my wedding of 80 people because the customer service and fast response time set them apart from the vendors recommended to me in the Carmel area. I searched for an idea of what I wanted the cake to look like on Pinterest and did some comparisons with the online cake catalogs of competitors and saw clearly that Freedom's style suited me. I wanted rustic, simple, and charming to compliment the beauty of Holman Ranch. I initiated the order via email and got a response from Paul within the hour.
I skipped the tasting - because I tried other bakeries and decided I'm fairly easy to please where that's concerned. What mattered more to me was that the look of the cake fit the style of the wedding. And as luck would have it, the cake looked and tasted like heaven.
I picked a flavor, placed the order and then immediately wished I had chose something else. It was no biggie for Freedom though to change out the flavor, I called in the change and Paul told me I was making a good decision with the cookies & cream and that it was his favorite flavor... and that's all I needed to cross this off the long list of to-dos. Freedom was great - they were in touch with the wedding coordinator and offered advice for how large the cake stand should be.
My only regret is that I didn't order a big enough cake because I couldn't make the larger size fit my budget. I ordered a round cake with 3 tiers, a 6", 8", 10" with white butter cream icing. And used fresh succulents for decoration. If I had guests who didn't really care for cake it would have been large enough - but the cake was so good people wanted more.
Freedom bakery was amazing to work with! The cake tasting was great and organized. The cake turned out perfect and beautiful!!
Paul and Freedom Bakery are amazing! We had a yummy tasting at their location in Watsonville and decided upon the raspberry lemon cake-- it was a huge hit at the wedding and we even ate it for days after the wedding! The cake was beautiful and delicious and exactly as we hoped it would be! I would highly recommend using them!
I've had many great experiences with freedom bakery cakes so there was no question on who I wanted to do my cake. We did a taste tests and consultation with Paul and he gave me EVERYTHING I pictures in a cake and it was absolutely DELICIOUS! I have told every couple getting ready for a wedding this is where they should go! It was perfect! Taste, Looks, size, color. EVERYTHING!
Freedom Bakery & Confections makes great cake! For our wedding, we wanted a cake that was not outrageous in price, but tasted like it was :) When we went cake tasting, we were really impressed with the quality of the cake and the service that was offered. Paul really took his time with us and went through all of our options, even offering other options that we did not see in the books, etc.
All of our friends and family loved the cake the night of the wedding!!
On top of that, the cake was delivered prior to the wedding beginning (we didn't even see the cake being delivered!) FB&C really took care of business on our day and we did not have to worry about anything!
My husband is not a cake fan, or a sweet fan, but he LOVED this cake. He especially liked the Santa Cruz with the mango.
We went with a two tier cake for the wedding, Boston Cream flavored and it was a very simple a elegant design with just roses as decoration with the buttercream frosting slightly detailed. We had the Monterey and Santa Cruz flavored cakes to be on the dessert table. They were one layer and cut and served with the wedding cake. The lemon cream puffs were amazing (we were told), as were the mocha and chocolate mousse cups. The red velvet cake squares were delicious, too. It was so delicately designed, and Paul was amazing to work with, being patient with us when we got spaz-like a time or two.
I thought the pricing was very fair. He has the prices online, so you know he's not like many bakeries where the price is not shown and goes up for a wedding cake, or there is a separate place just for wedding cakes. The prices for the desserts were fair, too, in my opinion. My husband thought it was a little steep, but he thought the same about most of the wedding. After looking at other places, including a more well-known local Santa Cruz place, I thought the price was very fair considering the excellence of the cake. Not big frosting people, we loved the perfect (for us) frosting to cake ratio. :)
We didn't keep the top tier, because we'll just order more cake when our anniversary comes around. If we lived in the area, we could easily get fat and broke from spending money at this place for just an after work treat, let alone any excuse to throw a party or get a cake.
Love this place, and highly recommend it.
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Quality Design, Taste & Service !
Quality since 1975, we make unique and delicious wedding cakes, cupcakes, desserts and favors. We are skilled in all styles of wedding cakes from the classic butter cream icing to the modern fondant designed cakes.
We now offer complimentary tastings in both Monterey & Watsonville!
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awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011