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We got our wedding back from "cake" and it was truly the best wedding cake I've ever had. Many of our guests made a point to tell us this as well. The service we received was very professional and helpful from the scheduling of appointments, to tasting and payment. They delivered exactly what they said they would and were a pleasure with which to work. It was not inexpensive, but you certainly get what you pay for. I would definitely recommend them to other brides.
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!
The staff at Cake - Chicago created an amazing wedding cake that our guests went crazy over. Mary and Gretchen were a pleasure to work with and the cake design and tasting was definitely the best part of the wedding planning! Everyone came up to us afterward to comment how delicious it was. For sure, order extra so your guests can take some home.
We LOVED our wedding cake! My husband and I knew that we wanted something not too sweet and different than what people typically eat as cake at a wedding...so at our tasting we tried a few interesting options. We settled on the orange almond cake with two layers of cinnamon, one middle layer of nutella, and italian meringue icing.
It was literally a slice of heaven!! None of the flavors were too strong or overpowering and complimented each other quite nicely. Many of our guests told us it was some of the best cake they've ever tasted. Cake Sweet Food Chicago is the absolute best, hands down.
Cake Chicago provided the cake for our wedding and we couldn't have been happier with our cake. Everything from the design to the quality and taste, we were proud of our cake. We were invited in for a tasting and we designed our cake at that point, and everything turned out perfectly. Very highly recommended, they were a pleasure to work with.
We went through this vendor since our reception location uses this place for the cake. Even from the tasting, I knew our cake was going to be fantastic! It was so fresh, and there was a good mix of classic and creative flavors. We had have so many compliments about people loving our cake, even from people who normally don't like sweets. Thanks so much for making our cake a hit at the wedding!
I had heard great things about "Cake" from several vendors and multiple wedding planners and was excited to go for a trial. At the trial they patiently explained the process and gave my fiance and I ample time (and as much cake and frosting as needed) to sample. After an hour or so, we decided on our cake flavor. The cake is hands down the best cake flavor/texture/level of moist I've ever had.
A few weeks later my mom really wanted to try some of the cake flavors as well, and Mary and Gretchen were so kind to accommodate her wishes and set us up with a "to go" package with our requested flavors (we were on a tight schedule).
Their service was top notch. I changed my mind on small details numerous times and even changed plans from having one large cake to having a cake "sweets" table (so five smaller cakes) all with different flavors and design. They were again so agreeable and flexible and helped me create exactly what I envisioned.
On my wedding day, the cakes looked exactly as I had hoped and tasted incredible. I was completely satisfied. I will only go to "Cake" in the future for any cakes that I need. Everyone told me that it was the best wedding cake(s) they had ever had.
We used cake-chicago because it was part of the package included with our reception at the Blackstone hotel. We're so glad that they work with each other, because this truly was one of the best cakes we've ever eaten! The cake tasted fantastic. One of my uncles said he usually doesn't like wedding cakes, but always tries them--he ate his entire piece and said it was the best cake he's ever had (including the cake from his own wedding).
It was incredibly easy to work with Gretchen and Mary. They were easily accessible via email, and after our tasting, we never really had anything to worry about. Cake was delivered on time, we had plenty for everybody, and we got to keep both our top tier and the second tier. It's 2 days later, and half of the second tier has been eaten already. Can't wait for the 1 year anniversary to eat the top tier!
We would strongly recommend working with cake-chicago if you want to have a delicious cake and an easy experience during your wedding planning!
Gretchen was a pleasure to work with from the detailed tasting and design session to coordination with delivery to our venue, cake exceeded our expectations. Our guests repeatedly said it was the best wedding cake they had ever eaten! The cake was truly a work of art and simply stunning. Thank you for adding some delicious sweetness to our special day!!
I had my wedding at The Blackstone so Cake was my only option and my entire experience was amazing!! It was really important to me that my cake be beautiful but also taste amazing and it was! Mary came up with the best flavor combination--chocolate, buttercream, raspberry, and red velvet!--and her design knocked my socks off. She is truly a cake artist and has an amazing vision. She took all our feedback and came back with a sketch that was nothing that I was expecting and everything I wanted. It was refreshing to see a new concept and something I hadn't seen on Pinterest or at other weddings. It made my cake feel like mine. They are amazing at what they do!
My husband and I used Cake Chicago for our wedding cake and LOVED them! Gretchen created a personalized wedding cake and even used the lace pattern on my veil as decoration for the cake! The cake tasted very fresh and the flavors were exactly how we remembered them tasting when we went to the cake tasting a few months ago. Many of our guests told us that it was the best wedding cake they have ever had at a wedding!
Cake-Chicago was seriously amazing from the minute we stepped through their door. The cake testing was towards the end of our wedding process and I was pretty burnt out on making decisions but they made it so easy! Gretchen is wonderful with communication and the it was truly the best cake I've ever had! We were able to choose the exact design from pictures they showed us and test different cake with different fillings, all were so good!! The designer is amazing and even wanted to know our flower types so she could incorporate them on the sides our cake. It was an amazing experience and I highly recommend them!!
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!!
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!
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!
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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