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For my daughter's wedding we decided to serve only wedding cake for dessert, so we wanted to serve a cake that was not only delicious, but filling - a sliver of bland pastry would not do. Several reviews of Cake on Yelp stated that the servings were generous, and they were correct. Each slab of our four layer cake with four generous fillings was about 3" wide, 6" tall and 1 1/2 " thick. That is a lot of cake, expecially when it is rich, delicious and one of the fillings was uncommon! We read over and over in previous reviews that guests declared that the cake from Cake was the best wedding cake ever, and they were not wrong. It was! The basic decoration we chose was lovely. Our cake was expensive, but it worth the price. Consistent 5 Star reviews should be very persuasive!
Our wedding cake from Cake Chicago was beautiful and more importantly, delicious!!! The cake tasting process was very easy and fun. We didn't know what design we wanted first, so Mary talked us through the different design ideas. After we figured out what we wanted, Mary was able provide us with a sketch of the cake and suggested areas to improve the design. We were really happy with our cake and would recommend Cake Chicago to others!
We did not know what to expect when we met with Mary about selecting our wedding cake. To me, wedding cakes always looked the same and either came in chocolate or vanilla. When we sat down with Mary, my fiancé and my mom asked if she had more flavors to offer - Mary brought out everything but the kitchen sink! We tasted everything she had in that kitchen!
Because we couldn't select a design, we left that up to her. We showed her a copy of our wedding invitation and she used that as her inspiration. The cake was so beautiful. It was a perfect focus point of our ballroom. The coloring and the subtle texture of the cake fit right in with our entire decor.
Then we got to cut the cake and take our first bite! It was so delicious. I don't know how else to explain it. We had a little under 200 guests and we planned the cake accordingly, so we would have some extra to take home. There was not one single extra slice by the end of the night.
Mary did a phenomenal job!
When my now-husband and I went to our wedding cake taste testing, I thought I already knew what flavor I wanted. I am a HUGE chocolate lover and so I thought "chocolate! done!" However, when we tried the different flavors of cake and fillings, I had the hardest time choosing one! They were all so delicious and they offered so many possible great combinations of cake and fillings. We eventually chose white cake with passion fruit filling, to my surprise :) It was an awesome combination for our summer wedding.
For the wedding cake design, they offered to follow the lace design of our wedding invitations, which was so creative! I loved how the wedding cake became more personal and in theme with our wedding.
Even during the week of our wedding, they asked to see a pic of the cake topper to ensure that it matched the colors of our cake. I felt as though every detail was taken into consideration to make our wedding cake beautiful, and I can't thank them enough for doing such a wonderful job :)
Cake Chicago did an absolutely wonderful job on our cake. We chose chocolate with salted caramel and the white cake with buttercream. I don't usually choose chocolate but couldn't stop eating cake the night of my wedding because it was so good. We created our own monogram for our invitation that was a fairly intricate design and Mary copied it perfectly for the middle layer of our cake. She offered 5 different sketch ideas and the real thing was more beautiful than I imagined. If you love dessert, this is worth the money. Highly recommended.
Our wedding was in Downtown Chicago in late June. We chose CAKE because we had heard great things. Our tasting was traditional because we live out of town. The team boxed up our samples and we picked it up one afternoon when we were in town. Outside of that all of our communication was through email and phone calls. I was super confident it would be nothing short of spectacular. Our cake was chocolate with chocolate and mint mousse filling and buttercream icing. It was AMAZING. It was not only so beautiful that I didn't want to cut it, but it tasted wonderful. I think I ate more cake than anything else that night and I might have had it for breakfast too! ALL of our guested complimented on how great it was and how amazing it looked. I cannot thank Gretchen and all of the others at CAKE for such a flawless piece of art. I am so excited to cut into the top layer that I'm not sure it will last until next year! Thank you!!
We got married last Friday at The Blackstone, and they work with Cake. We were THRILLED with the results. Mary and her team were attentive and friendly, and the cake was GORGEOUS and delicious. We had to have our tasting about six months before the actual wedding, so by the time The Big Day rolled around, I had no idea what I'd asked for or said. I didn't get to see the cake before we walked in to do the cake cutting, and I was SO EXCITED to see exactly what I'd hoped for!! It fit seamlessly with the rest of the decor and tasted AMAZING. Tons of compliments from guests (many who said they asked for another piece or stole their tablemate's piece!). Thank you so much!!
Cake is simply perfection! We were told by countless guests that it was the best wedding cake they had ever tasted in their lives! Not only was our cake delicious, but it was truly an exquisite work of art! I would recommend Cake to every bride!
I ordered three different cake flavors for my wedding and all three turned out amazing. In addition to a carrot cake and an almond cake, I asked Mary to re-create a favorite cake style for me called the "Atomic Cake" and she did it perfectly! The flavors were absolutely spot-on and every bite was delicious. Cake-Chicago was a little more expensive than some other bakeries, but based on the feedback I got from my guests and my own experience devouring the cake, it was well-worth the extra money. I'm sure every bride says this, but my cake was the best wedding cake I've ever had. It was also beautiful and had the exact rustic, vintage look I was going for. Thanks so much to Mary and the team at Cake-Chicago! I'll see you in a year for my anniversary cake!
This is the place to purchase your wedding cake! They look so perfect and tastes really good! It's very fresh and moist. I highly recommend you give it a try.
This place makes THE BEST wedding cake I have ever tasted! We choose Cake based on the recommendation of our coordinators at the InterContinental O'Hare. Our wedding was in August 2013. When we were going to choose are cake, we thought the process would be fairly simple: pick cake and filling flavors. That was not easy!! They have such amazing flavor combinations. Mary worked with us to create the perfect flavor combination. Our cake was almond paste cake with salted caramel and chocolate as the filling. It was amazing!! We were also so excited to have Mary design our wedding cake. She did an absolutely amazing job incorporating the Chicago skyline, our wedding colors, and designs into the 6-tier cake. It looked so beautiful and glamorous-it was the star of the dance floor! We froze our cake-topper even though we wanted to eat it right away. Thank you for doing so a beautiful job! Many of our guests were taking pictures of the cake and letting us know that it not only looked great, but tasted fabulous! We not only got to have our cake, but we got to eat it too!
We got married at the Intercontinental Hotel and our cake was included in our package. We had 2 places to choose from and we chose cake chicago. Our consultation was great and the owner (sorry i forgot her name!) gave us lots to choose from. Everything tasted fantastic. She was really open minded about our design and we had a great time figuring out what our cake was going to look like. The end result was GORGEOUS, I wanted to stare at it longer but they made us cut it! It tasted even better than it looked and all our wedding guests raved about it. We got the anniversary tier to take home and we were given instructions on how to preserve it. All in all, this was a wonderful experience. We made the right choice!
We found Cake through our hotel venue The Blackstone Hotel. We had such an amazing experience with Cake. From the initial contact to the tasting to the final cake, everything was top notch. We had many many people come up to us at the wedding telling us not only how beautiful our cake was but also how delicious it was! Cannot recommend this bakery enough!
I am not a huge sweet person, but when I went in for my tasting with Mary I could not stop eating all the samples. They give you so many unique and delicious options and are so incredibly easy to work with. The cake ultimatley turned out beautiful and everyone was raving about how delicious it was. Thank you!
Cake is the baker our reception venue uses, and I went ahead with them after reading several positive reviews. They did not disappoint! From our initial interactions to the wedding day, Cake was top notch.
My maid of honor and I did the tasting since the groom traveled during the week and couldn't make the tasting times. One of the things I appreciated most was that they made a "to go" kit of the cake and filling flavors that were the top contenders to leave in his fridge to try when he got back.
The cake we got on our wedding day was just fantastic. Beautiful and delicious - we and our guests were so happy with it. It's the only wedding cake I've ever had that was actually an awesome cake - moist and flavorful. I highly recommend them.
cake sweet food Chicago(formerly Take the Cake) is the most delicious cake in all of Chicagoland! Our guests begged to take home any leftovers and are still raving about it three weeks later! Choosing cake sweet food Chicago was a no-brainer. I was still dreaming of the cake my sister had at her wedding 5 years ago made by Take the Cake. When I found out the number of guests we invited to our wedding was not enough servings for a custom cake, my now-husband and I actually wanted to change reception venues so we could invite more people in order to have a bigger cake with more delicious layers! True story. We chose the hazelnut cake with crem brulee filling and buttercream frosting. Not only was the cake an absolute work of art but tasted Out. of. this. world. Had I thought about it in time, I would've asked our photographer to capture the faces of our guests tasting the cake because their reactions were that awesome!
My husband and I are so lucky that CAKE was the contracted baker for our wedding cake at the Intercontinental O'Hare. Every step of the process for choosing our dream cake was an absolute dream. Mary and Gretchen were so friendly and easy to work with. Mary was very patient with us at the tasting, because we liked ALL of the cake flavors and ALL of the filling flavors. It was a difficult decision to make, but we finally ended up choosing a tier with red velvet cake and cream cheese filling, a second tier with chocolate cake and salted caramel filling, and a third with coconut cake and cream cheese filling. CAKE was even able to combine all flavor combinations in our anniversary tier! We were very pleased with all the flavor combinations and so were our guests. They are still talking about our delicious (and gorgeous) wedding cake, and so are we!!
Mary rocks! What a great experience. Mary had suggestions, a relaxed approach, listened to some ideas as to what we liked and did not. In the end (because I am not a fan of fondant) Mary created a "fake cake" with a small section for us to cut and the eating cake was kept in back until service time. Her icings are like silk. We had 2 different cake flavors and they both were absolutely delicious. Please, do your guests a favor and have Mary make your cake!
Cake is the best! Our wedding cake was beautiful and so yummy! Definitely recommending this place to everyone.
Sweet food Chicago made our wedding cake. We actually asked for cupcakes and they turned out beautiful! We ended up choosing two decadent flavors- red velvet with creme brulee filling and buttercream frosting; and chocolate cupcake with chocolate mousse filling and buttercream frosting and the flavors were not too rich and not too overpowering. It was a perfect combination. They were fast to respond and listened to our opinions.
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cake is served on the happiest days of your life
mary winslow started take the cake in 2000 as a perfect way to channel her passion for art and baking. now with cake-chicago.com, mary's legacy of beautiful, quality wedding cakes continues with exquisite custom cakes, and now affordable basic cakes that can be ordered online.
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awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013