We tasted cakes from multiple bakeries in our research and Alliance was hands down the best cake. We booked them after our first bite and I’m so happy we did. Alliance delivered the most beautiful cake that was the exact design we envisioned fo...
r our wedding on 10/15/22. We had 3 flavors: almond cake with lemon curd, chocolate with chocolate ganache and raspberry preserves, and carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. Allowing our guests to choose their flavor made for a memorable experience. Highly recommend Alliance- super easy to work with and a delicious, beautiful cake!
Reviewed On 10/21/2022 by Laura M
My husband and I chose Alliance bakery for our wedding cake this summer and loved our experience with them. We only wanted a small cake for cutting, and they accommodate all of our requests! The design was absolutely beautiful, the tasting pr...
ocess was easy and fun, and they delivered the cake to our venue with no issue, even with the smaller order.
We also loved the flavors they offered - it was hard to only pick one! The cake was incredibly fluffy and flavorful and the filling creamy and delicious. I can’t wait for an excuse to order a cake from them again.
Reviewed On 10/04/2022 by Sarah T
Our venue had a partnership with Alliance to do the wedding cakes held at the venue and it did not disappoint! The cake was delicious and even though I got our selections in a little bit later than they recommended, they were very accommodating...
and easy to work with! We also put together a sweets table with their mini desserts and got rave reviews from everyone!
Reviewed On 7/21/2022 by Warren B
Cake looked and tasted fantastic. We went with vanilla cake and strawberry preserve filling. The price was slightly above others but we were very happy with the result. We added a topper from Etsy and just a few flowers from florist. Overall co...
st was about $9 / slice.
Reviewed On 3/29/2022 by Ali M
Alliance executed the perfect cake that exactly fit our idea and sketch—plus, it was delicious! We appreciated how amenable they were to making our idea a reality, especially the intricate parts of our design. Alliance has been a favorite of ou...
r families for years, and it was lovely to have them as a part of our wedding as well.
Reviewed On 3/13/2022 by Jiahui C
The first picture says it all. Literally looks like a toddler put it together. Used them for my twins birthday and they managed to screw that up.
Reviewed On 1/06/2022 by Kareen B
We hired Alliance for the dessert table at our wedding and it was such a hit with our guests. The desserts were delicious and abundant and everyone asked us where we ordered them from. We also ordered a macaron tower from them and it was beauti...
ful and the macarons were super fresh!
Reviewed On 11/30/2021 by Nadia E
We used Alliance Bakery for our wedding and can’t recommend them enough! We worked with Celina at our tasting to not only to sample the flavors but also create the design and size of our cake for 150 people, which turned out beautifully and so ...
delicious (we went with 3 layers of chocolate, vanilla and chocolate iced with buttercream in each of our 3 tiers). She tied the look of the cake to our wedding decor so well!
Then, Peter helped us coordinate the day-of delivery and also worked with our florist to top the cake. 10/10 would eat here again and recommend them for big events! :)
- Nadia & Jordan
Reviewed On 10/28/2021 by Kayla L
Alliance bakery made our cake for our wedding and it was delicious! We had a small intimate wedding and our venue provided dessert so we ordered a "cutting cake" so that we could still cut the cake for photos and take it home later to enjoy. We...
had a vanilla cake with white chocolate mousse and it was amazing! They were easy to communicate with and fast to respond to any emails! Would defiantly use this bakery again!
Reviewed On 10/20/2021 by Rachel B
Our cake turned out amazing! We have used Alliance in the past for graduation cakes and knew that from experience they were the ones we wanted to create our wedding cake! The cake tasting was amazing and very organized in addition to being very...
transparent about pricing. We definitely wanted a more simple cake design on the outside (so our florist could add real flowers) but the flavors were anything but ordinary! Guests loved it and the only regret my husband and I have is that we didn't get a slice of each cake at the actual wedding reception!
Reviewed On 9/17/2021 by Sarah R
We are so happy with our experience working with Alliance. The bakery is close to our family's heart, we had the vanilla cake with raspberry preserves at our engagement party and many other family occasions throughout the years. We wanted to wo...
rk with Alliance to keep this tradition! Instead of one large cake, we went with a "cake bar" of different options, with one medium sized cake for cutting. Our guests were thrilled to try lots of different options, and the choices Alliance has are great quality and really interesting. The bakery was also very flexible when we decided to add another small dessert to our order (cookie bites served family-style at each table). Everything they bake is delicious, and they were easy to work with and flexible for our COVID-19 reschedules. Thank you to the Alliance team!
Reviewed On 4/22/2021 by Michelle B
My husband and I ordered a custom cake and a variety of desserts for our wedding. I'm way overdue with this review, but they deserve all 5 stars! They were incredible with accommodating me with a tasting menu for deciding my cake and assisting ...
in amount and choices for a dessert table. They were highly responsive and accommodating to my dairy-free needs. I had so many compliments on our cake and desserts on our wedding night. We ordered vegan white chocolate mousse cups, chocolate covered strawberries and french macaroons. They were gone in about 20 seconds because they were so delicious. I would highly recommend using Alliance Bakery for any cake/pastry needs. Thank you for making our wedding day delicious!
Reviewed On 9/27/2020 by Nichole G
We loved our wedding cake and glad we chose to go through Alliance Bakery! It turned out perfectly; it was absolutely delicious and beautiful! They even made vegan versions for our vegan guests. Celina was very accommodating and helpful during ...
this process. Thank you all so much!
Reviewed On 9/15/2020 by Hannah D
We used Alliance to create a sweets table for our wedding through selecting a variety of mini bars - each were so good. The bakery coordinated a tasting for us (to go, because of COVID), then from our selection they were so quickly and effortle...
ssly able to assemble our order for pickup the day of our wedding. Everyone we interacted with was professional, kind, and eager to assist...and now we are obsessed with the raspberry oatmeal bars and coconut macaroons so we will definitely be back!
Reviewed On 11/03/2019 by Patty G
They made a gorgeous cake for us that was exactly what we asked for. And the best part was it tasted amazing!
Reviewed On 10/17/2019 by Kristen M
I hired Alliance Bakery to make our wedding cake for our October 2018 wedding. My now husband and I live in Phoenix, so we communicated with them through email. A few days prior to our wedding one of their employees emailed us stating that they...
had never received our check for our cake. I doubled checked my account and the check had cleared. I contacted them via phone and they said they never received it and they would need it ASAP in order to guarantee our cake. Shocked, I contacted my bank and they said the check was mailed weeks ago and cleared through our bill pay account. The employee at Alliance said that we would have to write another check. Stressed of course to find this out only a few days before we come to Chicago to get married. It turns out after they checked their books that they indeed did receive our check and had already cashed it. For all the stress and inconvenience we were promised a replica of our wedding cake top tier and a box of macaroons for our first anniversary. I was happy that the problem was resolved or at least I thought it was. When we accepted their offer, they told us that we would have to come and pick up the cake for our first wedding anniversary. Well, we live in Phoenix, and I don't know how that possible and Alliance Bakery was well informed that was the case. Then an employee of Alliance Bakery informed us that they would take care of it and would send us our cake for our anniversary. I sent a reminder email to check up to ensure that we would have our cake for our first wedding anniversary and now the owner, Peter is saying that they could give us a gift card because they don't have the capabilities to ship a cake overnight. As a business owner there is ZERO excuse that they are not fulfilling their mistakes to begin with. Peter sent an email saying it cost $100 to ship overnight, etc. I don't care how much it cost, as Alliance Bakery was in the wrong and now they are going back on their word. So now, my husband and I won't be celebrating our first anniversary as I had envisioned. The entire experience with them had been not only a major disappointment, but a major F U we received from Chef Peter.
Reviewed On 8/26/2019 by Jaci W
Easy to work with and gave good recommendations for what we wanted to do. The cake and macaroons were fabulous!!
Reviewed On 8/14/2019 by Mindy and Jared W
We hired Alliance Bakery for our cake and mini desserts for our wedding in June. Our 4 tier wedding cake had different flavors and fillings for each tier. We had a combination of hazlenut, vanilla, and almond cake with raspberry or strawberry p...
reserves, and white chocolate mouse. We had red velvet cupcakes, strawberry and raspberry macarons for mini desserts.
My husband and I did notice after the fact that the design was a little off from what we decided upon. We had requested ribbon around the cake board and gold flaking. However, there was ribbon around each tier, and no gold flaking. Our florist provided floral to cascade throughout the cake. Luckily, I actually think what they gave us looks better than what we had agreed upon in the contract, so for this I am still leaving a 5 star review despite the lack of communication.
Reviewed On 7/09/2019 by Allie G
I have been a loyal customer for many years due to their heavenly vanilla macarons and for birthdays we always get their cakes so I knew they were the perfect choice for our wedding cake. We brought a picture in for the type of design we wanted...
and they executed it flawlessly. The cake was so delicious and we loved picking all the flavors. The tasting was so much fun! We also had their macarons as the guest favors (vanilla and salted caramel) and the guests are raving about all of it still! Sydney was great to work with and I promise you these desserts and cakes will change your life!
Reviewed On 7/05/2019 by Paige M
Our cake from Alliance was amazing. Sydney was our contact at the bakery and she was great. We showed them a picture of a gold cake with fondant on the bottom tier and they recreated it almost exactly the same as the picture. Not only did it ta...
ste as amazing as it did at our tasting, but it looked great too.
Reviewed On 5/19/2019 by Lindsey N
I was tasked with picking up a wedding cake from Alliance for a friend's wedding in Michigan. I was told by the bride that the staff at Alliance would put the cake in my the trunk of my car when I arrived and it would be no hassle at all. I arr...
ived at the bakery at 7:15 am and the bakery COULD NOT FIND THE CAKE. How do you lose a wedding cake?! I waited around for hours while other employees were called and when they finally found the cake, it was not assembled, so we had to wait for them to put it together, etc. How the heck does that happen?! I finally left he bakery at nearly 10am, but still had to make a 5 hour drive with cake in tow. It was not a good morning. You had one job, Alliance. I definitely know that for my wedding, I will not be using this bakery.
Reviewed On 1/25/2019 by Dana L
My husband and I got married last month and hired Alliance Bakery to cater our wedding cake and desserts and we were sooo happy we did!! My husband heard of them from a coworker and actually purchased a red velvet cake with cream cheese frostin...
g, my favorite, for my birthday last year. It was so stinking good we had to use them for our wedding desserts! We did an assortment of cupcakes and cookies and everything turned absolutely beautifully and so delicious! They were super easy to work with and very responsive while communicating through email. We will definitely be using them again in the future. I would HIGHLY recommend them for any baked-goods need!
Reviewed On 12/11/2018 by Cari H
Walking into our wedding, I didn't think the cake was going to be that big of a deal, but in the spirit of having fun while wedding planning, my wife and I brought my mom and aunt on a cake tasting at Alliance. And all I can say is HOLY CRAP! F...
irst of all, every single cake/icing combination we tried was incredibly delicious; not too sweet and absolutely unique. Second of all, it became so difficult to choose that instead of having one wedding cake, we did a tasting cake and mini cupcakes. Those cupcakes were a HIT. And I don't think I've ever eaten a cake as good as this tasting cake. It was simple, beautiful, and delicious. And coordinating drop off at our reception location was a breeze. Alliance's wedding coordinators were a dream to work with.
Thirdly, as an LGBTQ couple, finding wedding vendors can be incredibly stressful and the Supreme Court decision about the baker and religious freedom came down while my wife and I were planning our wedding. I reached out to Alliance making sure we were welcome. I received a message of complete support. It made me feel truly welcome on a tough day.
If you are looking for a unique, beautiful, and scrumptious cake, Alliance is your bakery.
Reviewed On 10/21/2018 by Kathleen E
Alliance bakery made the cake for our recent fall wedding, and we were really disappointed. The cake they delivered to us was not what we discussed in our previous meeting. We were told that we would have to pay extra money to have the design u...
pgraded (we wanted cascade sugar flowers, with peach, blush pink flowers) which we agreed to, but the cake they gave us is the exact opposite of what we wanted. The cake tasted good, like what we tried during the cake tasting, but we couldn't bear to look at the cake during the reception. I wish we looked at other bakeries if we only knew that they wouldnt be able to provide us the cake that we wanted.
Reviewed On 9/24/2018 by Carly B
I know Kate Spade says "eat cake for breakfast". That said, my husband and I are currently eating our leftover wedding cake for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Seriously, Alliance Bakery makes the most delicious wedding cake you will ever eat. T...
hey were so easy to work with, and produced a beautiful, classic, mouthwateringly good product.
Reviewed On 9/19/2018 by Lindsey S
From beginning to end, alliance bakery made the cake part of the wedding an easy and enjoyable process!! Of course the tasting was fun! Per suggestions from the experts, we ended up going with two different filling flavors. One flavor was the a...
ctual cake that we cut and the second was a sheet cake in back. Having a sheet cake was a less expensive option to feed all of our guests. We just celebrated our first anniversary with a slice of our top tier, and it was still delicious! I love this bakery!
Reviewed On 9/15/2018 by Lisa F
Alliance has a variety of flavors and options, and their staff members are so very helpful and accommodating. The cake was DELICIOUS and everybody at our wedding raved about it! I highly recommend Alliance if you are looking for a great cake ...
Reviewed On 9/10/2018 by Blaine T
Alliance made a beautiful wedding cake for our special day! It was absolutely gorgeous. A dream! The tasting in the planning process was super yummy. Our absolute favorite flavor both in the tasting and in the actual cake was the chocolate with...
the chocolate fudge filling! Alliance was great to work with and I would definitely recommend them for your wedding cake! Separately, they make AMAZING cupcakes as well!
Reviewed On 9/08/2018 by Courtney B
My husband and I used Alliance for our wedding cake. We frequent Alliance very often since we live in the neighborhood, and we have known for a long time that we wanted Alliance to make our wedding cake. I came into the wedding cake with a ro...
ugh idea of what I wanted. Sarah helped me to create a custom cake that turned out beautiful. Each tier of the cake was different and extraordinary. On the bottom tier of the cake, they created a gold Chicago skyline. It turned out incredible, and better yet, the cake tasted amazing! We are so happy we went with Alliance to create our custom wedding cake!
Reviewed On 9/07/2018 by Alyssa A
Alliance Bakery was amazing! Not only do you get to do a cute tasting in a cute room they are so easy to work with! Our cake was stunning and our dessert table was a hit. They worked closely with our catering company to ensure that everything t...
urned out perfectly! We did a lemon cake with strawberry preserves-yum! Along with an assortment of desserts. I definitely recommend working with Alliance for your wedding or your next event!
Reviewed On 8/22/2018 by Erica M
We used Alliance Baker for our Chicago Yacht wedding. We ordered a custom 4 tier cake with 4 different flavors. It was so delicious. Hannah was wonderful to work with. We were very happy.
Reviewed On 8/07/2018 by Pia L
Alliance Bakery absolutely nailed it. The cake was amazing. (Guests still mention it a month later!) They were incredibly professional, great with communication, and really did a beautiful job all around. We were very impressed and wish we coul...
d have eaten more! We are so glad we chose to go with them, and we highly recommend them for weddings, events, or even a to grab a quick treat at their cafe – because we had to try that, too. Right?!
Reviewed On 6/29/2018 by Emily W
Alliance Bakery was wonderful to work with for our June 2018 wedding! The tasting was so much fun, and our cake was absolutely beautiful and delicious. They even helped me surprise my husband with a Texas Tower groom's cake that exceeded everyo...
ne's dreams. 5 stars!
Reviewed On 6/24/2018 by Annie B
We were very happy with our choice of bakeries, despite not actually having a piece of our own cake during the reception (our fault entirely). Their flavors were wonderful-- we chose an almond cake with chocolate and sea salt caramel buttercrea...
m filling, as well as a chocolate cake with raspberry filling, and used the traditional American buttercream frosting. Our cake was simple but beautiful, and tasted amazing. The only reason for 4 stars was due to a slight communication glitch when our initial contact left and didn't let us know we would be working with someone else. Everything else was great!
Reviewed On 1/17/2018 by Jamie W
Alliance supplied the cake for our wedding. It was such a fun and easy process to design the cake. We had so much fun at the tasting with Nora. She helped us to design a cake that met our needs perfectly and wasn't too expensive. I am also happ...
y to report our guests ate the entire cake! I would recommend them to anyone needing a cake for a special occasion.
Reviewed On 12/19/2017 by Alex z
The cakes are delicious!! They did our wedding on December, wonderful to work with and very professional! Try the red velvet and hazelnut!
Reviewed On 11/26/2017 by Allison B
We had a great experience working with Alliance Bakery on our wedding cake and macaroons. The tasting was laid-back and fun, and not stuffy like the other place we went to. The person we worked with was very approachable and funny but also prof...
essional, and together we put together a menu that perfectly fit what we we looking for. Most importantly, the quality of the cake and macaroons was second to none. We highly recommend Alliance Bakery for delicious food with a creative and sophisticated approach.
Reviewed On 11/09/2017 by Paula F
I got the recommendation for this bakery from a co-worker who had her wedding cake from here. I was blown away at the tasting on how good the sample were. Our wedding cake was a lemon cake with strawberry buttercream filling and the combination...
was so delicious! I surprised my husband with a grooms cake and I gave them a picture of the cake I wanted and the actually cake came out so much better than the picture. The grooms cake was a carrot cake with cream cheese filling (our second favorite combination.) Highly recommended!
Reviewed On 10/14/2017 by Katy K
Our wedding cake was unforgettable! I didn't have a great idea of the design I wanted, but I sent Alliance a couple pictures and thoughts... The end result was better than I could have dreamed. If you are slightly uncertain about your cake desi...
gn and want expert guidance, this is the bakery for you.
A couple other things I loved about working with them:
1) They have a huge variety of cake flavors. You can be as creative as you want. We ended up choosing half red velvet cake with cream cheese filling and half lemon cake with coconut filling.
2) The cake tasting with Katy is held in an adorable front room next to the bakery. It was relaxing and fun, like having an afternoon tea with friends.
3) There were no hiccups or problems working with them. They are true professionals.
4) The cake was delicious. I got an unexpected number of compliments on it.
I will definitely find an event in which I can work with them again. They made my cake truly special.
Reviewed On 9/09/2017 by Kristin T
Our wedding cake was absolutely beautiful and super tasty too! Very easy to work with Alliance team and they really helped us to make sure the cake not only looked the way we pictured it but also stayed in our budget :)
Reviewed On 8/04/2017 by Amy K
Our wedding cake came out beautiful and delicious; we couldn't be happier with it! At our tasting, we got to try a ton of different flavors/combos, so we felt like we could make the best decision for our guests. Working with Nora was also gre...
at; she was responsive, helpful, and worked closely with us to make sure we were within budget. Great experience all around!
Reviewed On 7/19/2017 by Teresa C
Our wedding cake was SO, SO pretty and delicious. Our guests were raving about it - a few people even told us that it was the best cake they'd ever had!!! We're beyond glad we went with Alliance.
Reviewed On 11/13/2016 by Taylor C
The cake was both delicious and beautiful. The bakers work with what you want as well as your budget. We were able to order the cake that we wanted within our price range with only two and a half weeks to go tho the wedding! Amazing service and...
a great product. Highly recommend!
Reviewed On 11/02/2016 by Amanda C
If you want a beautiful wedding cake from a bakery known not just for their decor, but for actual delicious baked goods, this is the place!
First of all, the cake itself was totally delicious. But secondly, it was designed exactly how I wante...
d it. I sent over pictures , explained what I wanted. And when the big day came, it was everything I had hoped for.
Also the cake was very fairly priced. Some places I checked out had sky high fees, simply because it was a "wedding" cake. I felt the pricing at Alliance was very fair, and worth every penny!
Reviewed On 10/21/2016 by Xiomara M
We loved working with Alliance bakery !! We almost had a concern because they changed who we needed to speak to three times but each person was completely updated on everything and emailed us right away with everything they needed. Unfortunate...
ly we only met with them at the tasting and didn't get to see them after that, the cake was delivered perfectly and looked amazing! It also tasted delicious. I would recommend them to anyone who needs a perfectly done wedding cake.
Reviewed On 10/17/2016 by Emily K
Alliance Bakery did a fantastic job on our wedding cake this past June! We received many compliments on the taste and look. We went with a smaller size three tier cake with a couple tiers of berry and chocolate cake and a tier of red velvet wit...
h buttercream frosting. We had them do a watercolor technique on each layer. It made it look like a yellow paint had been painted on, which was perfect for our modern art museum reception. The tasting was a lot of fun and now they have a renovated tasting room. They even offered to provide a complimentary top tier on our anniversary so that we don't have to keep a frozen tier in the freezer for a year! They were very easy to work with! I would highly recommend them for any of your wedding cake/ desserts! Their bakery also has a lot of delicious treats that are great for breakfast or whenever you want a tasty bite to eat.
Reviewed On 8/23/2016 by Nina A
Alliance Bakery provided the most beautiful and delicious cake for our wedding at the Thompson Chicago Hotel. The cake was so gorgeous, I hated to cut it. The buttercream was so light, and the rasberry filling so fresh. We got compliments all n...
ight on the food from the hotel, the sweet table & the cake. I can hardy wait till my one year anniversary so I can get the cake all over again.
Reviewed On 4/18/2016 by Lori W
We got our wedding cake through Alliance Bakery. We're based overseas so we didn't have the ability to do a tasting or see designs in person. This was not a problem for Jennifer, our contact at the bakery. She helped assist us in what the ca...
ke could look like and what options are available. We put our trust in their reputation within Chicagoland and that trust was definitely well placed. The cake was amazing and looked (and, most importantly, tasted) perfect at our wedding. Definitely look into getting the red velvet option, everyone in our party loved it!
Reviewed On 1/04/2016 by a member
I recently got married and had a wonderful experience working with Alliance Bakery! They hosted a tasting that was fun and informative. The staff was not pushy, but rather gave us many choices in a helpful way. They communicated with me through...
out the planning process. I gave them two photos and asked them to combine those photos into one cake. I didn't know exactly what the cake would look like until I arrived at my reception and it was PERFECT! The taste was also incredible. I received many compliments on the cake and I personally ate leftovers for days after my wedding. I want to thank Alliance Bakery for making me the exact cake I wanted and I recommend Alliance Bakery to any bride and groom!
Reviewed On 11/04/2015 by Amy
Alliance created our wedding cake last week, and it was absolutely stunning and so delicious! We wanted a unique design, and Alliance absolutely delivered with a beautiful cake covered in handprinted flowers. Members of the caterers' waitstaff ...
- who have seen hundreds of cakes - even came out to take pictures of the cake because it was so unique and beautiful. The staff was really easy to work with and listened to all of our ideas. Highly recommend them for any upcoming event!
Reviewed On 10/15/2015 by Kevin M
Luckily, the cake was included with my reception venue. We went online to look at past designs they created, and found the perfect one! We went to schedule a tasting (short notice), and they had very limited availability despite the fact we kne...
w exactly what we wanted. The tasting took about 5 minutes, but just the build-up (and scheduling) was obnoxious! Their buttercreme was sickeningly sweet. Even on the day of the wedding, I was extremely disappointed that the outside layer was about an inch thick of their buttercreme; most of my guests did not eat their cake because of this.
Reviewed On 10/08/2015 by Laura N
Alliance bakery was a great choice for our cake. The bakery has an easy online scheduling for cake tasting and you get to try mini muffins that have the same filling and frosting as the cake you order. All the staff are patient when you call an...
d the wedding staff are very attentive by email. We gave a few pictures of what we wanted and they were on their own from there. We ordered a cake for 300 and ended up changing it a week before to feed 225 and they did not bat an eyelash. The cake was delivered on time and looked exactly as we had imagined it. We also ordered sheet cakes to save money and have the layers be fake and you could not tell the difference. They looked and tasted just like wedding cake pieces. We are definitely going back for our 1 year anniversary for some fresh cake!
Reviewed On 9/16/2015 by Tiffanie F
We didn't have a good experience with the bakery. We were contracted to use them through our venue who covered the cost of the cake in the wedding package, which we didn't mind until we ran into multiple issues.
2 issues during the tasting....
#1 We are from out of state so my mom and I had to fly in for our tasting. They said since they don't have anyone in for tastings on a Monday, they would create a to-go box for us and when we arrived, the tasting was not ready for us as promised and we had to wait 30+ mins for it.
#2 We had asked them to make a sugar flower for us to see if we would like to order them for the cake on the wedding day. They said they wouldn't make it unless we paid for it and we said fine. I spoke with them regarding this months in advance and we show up and they didn't make the flower at all.
2 issues during and after the wedding. #1 I got a confirmation on the flavor order of the tiers about a week before the wedding and on the day of the wedding they were not in the correct order. I wouldn't usually be too upset but since we paid extra for the fillings and type of decor on the cake, I expected it to be correct.
#2 As we were cutting the top tier of the cake the following morning with 30+ family and friends, my mother in law and husband found multiple hairs in the cake. Not like 2 or 3.. they found 7 or 8.
Wouldn't recommend this bakery.
Reviewed On 9/14/2015 by Caitlin M
I am SO lucky that Alliance Bakery is the bakery that the Millennium Knickerbocker uses to provide the wedding cake because it was the most delicious cake I have had! We went with the Banana Cake with Sea Salt Buttercream Filling, with their si...
gnature Italian Meringue frosting. It was unbelievable, I had people telling me they were practically licking their plates it was so good, and I'm still craving more weeks later! For the design, we gave them a picture of what we wanted, but wanted to add flowers, and they were able to do it without hesitation - and matched the picture perfectly. We also decided to use their macarons (which are to die for) for our favors and they let us pick what flavor and what color we wanted - so we could mix and match whatever we wanted to match our theme. I also had seen on Pinterest macarons that were painted half gold and asked them if this was possible, and they were able to accommodate as well, for only a small additional cost. They were picture perfect and not to mention mouthwatering! They handled everything with the hotel, including retrieving our cake topper and getting everything sorted. It worked out so seamlessly and the cake & macarons were so delicious and beautiful. Alliance Bakery is amazing and I 100% recommend them!!
Reviewed On 7/13/2015 by Laurie H
The bakery we hired to make our wedding cake cancelled our order 2 weeks before the wedding. Alliance Bakery was so easy to work with and accommodated our last minute request. We got two cakes since it was our son's birthday on the wedding day...
. They were both perfect and delicious. I highly recommend hiring them for any event.
Reviewed On 5/12/2015 by Keith G
Alliance provided many options for the cake tasting, and did a very nice job of guiding us to the best flavor combinations. They were great overall, and like many bakeries they provided us a certificate to use on our 1 year anniversary. Highly...
Reviewed On 3/26/2015 by Nina G
My wedding cake came out so delicious and so elegant. The planning process was easy and the wedding coordinator who helped me was so patient, helpful, and very nice. I can't wait to pick up my one year anniversary cake!
Reviewed On 11/16/2014 by Jessie L
My husband is from Nottingham, England and I wanted a grooms cake to make him feel like he had a piece of his hometown with him at our Chicago wedding. I told Jennifer about this at Alliance Bakery and told her some ideas of landmarks in the c...
ity like Sherwood Forest, Nottingham Forest, Robin Hood, Ye Old Trip to Jerusalem. The image she created was so amazing and the detail of the cake was fascinating. Best cake I've ever seen. He was wonderfully surprised as were all of our British guests and they were explaining the cake to the Americans. Very cool that they could do that for us.
Reviewed On 11/11/2014 by Kimberly S
The cake was delicious and looked exactly like I hoped. The tasting experience was relaxed and fun. They were very helpful in putting together different flavor combinations. On my wedding day, the cake looked and tasted exactly as I hoped it...
Reviewed On 9/05/2014 by A K
We hosted our wedding at the W Chicago City Center and the package included cake and desserts from Alliance.
I loved Alliance from the moment we walked into their quaint Wicker Park bakery! They set out an adorable tasting display and each bi...
te was more delicious than the previous one! Ultimately, we couldn't pick just one favorite flavor combination so we opted for a 4-tiered wedding cake with two alternating flavors.
Our wedding cake was so stunning - I wish I could attach pictures to capture it! Alliance recreated exactly what we wanted in the cake design. Our cake truly stood out in the reception space. Not only was the cake beautiful, but it was so decadent! Both flavor options were delicious and tasted the same as when we tried them several months before.
We also passed mini-desserts from Alliance on the dance floor as part of our 'late night snack'. They were rich and easy to eat while dancing and having a great time! I highly recommend using Alliance Bakery!
Reviewed On 8/31/2014 by Giselle M
I couldn't have been happier with our wedding Cake. I did my research and despite working with a lot of major vendors in downtown the staff was always available, very nice and helpful more then I can say about other bakeries my husband and I tr...
ied. the cake was amazing and everyone wanted seconds, we didn't have any cake left because it was so good. The wedding cake was also absolutely beautiful and I just wanted to say thank you even to this day everyone tells us how beautiful and delicious the wedding cake was, we could't have been happier the staff at Alliance did such an amazing job...
Reviewed On 8/26/2014 by Lindsey L
Alliance did everything we requested with no surprises. We had more cake then we needed and they also offer a free anniversary cake.
Reviewed On 8/12/2014 by Candice G
Alliance bakery made our wedding cake, which was part of the hotel venue's contract, as well as a 3-dimensional groom's cake that was made to look like our pet pig, Rosie. Jennifer was great to work with at Alliance-we really enjoyed the cake ...
tasting. She let us taste a few extra flavors since we were buying two cakes. Everything was super smooth on the day of the wedding, and the cakes looked amazing. The 3 dimensional pig shaped cake got a ton of laughs and we even had a few people who thought we were having a pig roast at our wedding since the cake was so life-like. As far as the taste goes, at the cake tasting, it was all delicious, however on the actual day of, we had such small pieces (this was the hotel, not Alliance), it was hard to really get a good taste. The wedding cake had vanilla cake with strawberries and white chocolate mousse, with alternating layers of lemon cake and raspberry preserves. The Groom's pig cake was chocolate with cream cheese and strawberry preserve filling. I am looking forward to our one year anniversary cake (free from Alliance on your anniversary) so we can really taste it!
Reviewed On 8/01/2014 by Janet N
I was so happy with the yummy and beautiful cakes we got from Alliance! They worked with me, being an indecisive bride, draft after draft to design a beautiful wedding cake and had a lot of patience with me. They also made a great grooms cake f...
or a very reasonable price. I would use them again for sure! Great cake, fillings, and frosting!
Reviewed On 6/24/2014 by Melissa V
When it came time to pick our wedding cake I knew it was coming from Alliance. Having lived nearby the bakery for a few years I had often popped in to grab small baked goods but I had never actually ordered a big cake (just always admired them ...
in the window). I am so glad I finally did!!! The white cake was amazingly light and fluffy and they put just the right amount of raspberries in the layers. But the frosting- THAT ITALIAN BUTTERCREME FROSTING! - to die for!!!! The cake was beautifully done and exactly like the picture we had discussed and they were easy to work with- I highly recommend!
Reviewed On 6/20/2014 by Annie N
We loved our wedding cake – the design was exactly what we wanted and the cake tasted so good! We had 2 different kinds alternating between the 4 tiers, one was chocolate cake with salted caramel buttercream and the other was vanilla cake with ...
a fresh raspberry with buttercream filling. Absolutely amazing! The bakery itself (where they host the tastings) is a really neighborhood gem and I’d love to go back there for some of Alliance's other sweets.
Reviewed On 6/01/2014 by Clare
the cake was fabulous and looked amazing. the taste testing was easy to arrange and everything was fabulous. they captured our vision perfectly.
Reviewed On 5/28/2014 by Candace N
We had the most amazing experience with Alliance Bakery - Jennifer was incredibly helpful and took all of our design ideas and made them a reality. She made an exact copy of our invitation on the cake! The cake itself was super moist and amaz...
ing - we had people hunting for a second (or third!) slice!
Reviewed On 5/20/2014 by Katie L
our experience with alliance was great - planning design, taste - were all wonderful!
Reviewed On 5/20/2014 by Janelle J
The cake looked great and tasted even better. We had a lot left over due to some last minute guest regrets...the cake remained fresh throughout the following week as we prolonged our enjoyment of it!
Reviewed On 5/19/2014 by Molly D
We went with Alliance as our vendor worked with them. Staff was great and let us do two tastings and take them home. Cake was beautiful and DELICIOUS! We had two custom penguins as toppers that were so well done.
Reviewed On 12/19/2013 by a member
I had read previous reviews complaining about Alliance and their "tasting" experience and was a bit reserved about choosing them but had to see for myself.
From the moment we walked into the bakery we were welcomed warmly (even being a group...
of 6) and brought over to the tasting room (located in their "lounge" next door to the main shop) and sat in their private area. Now-the space is meant for 2-4, so it was a bit snug, but they worked in some extra benches to accommodate both sets of parents and even brought extra cakes and frosting to taste.
I shared some pictures of what I was thinking and they nailed it, spot on! When we walked into the reception and we saw the cake I was blown away by how accurately they had gotten my vision from some (very) rough sketches and ideas I shared previously.
We went with the banana cake with chocolate filling in one layer and salted caramel in another as well as layer of chocolate cake with salted caramel; generally wedding cakes are a bit dry and taste flat but this had great dimension and our guests were talking about it even after the wedding.
We look forward to our anniversary to have more of "our" cake, but will definitely be back before then to sample other items from their bakery.
Contact Info for Alliance Bakery
1736 West Division Street, Chicago, IL | Serving greater Chicago area.