Cakes + Desserts
The Cakabakery was recommended to us by our wedding planners at All Buttoned Up Events. As an out of town bride, I was very glad of this recommendation because we had such a wonderful experience with Cakabakery. They were so accommodating with my very tight weekend schedule ( I only was up in Grand Rapids area once prior to the wedding) to schedule a tasting. Once we arrived for the tasting, we were welcomed warmly and everything was set up and ready for us. The staff walked us through all the decisions and gave great recommendations and feedback. We ended up ordering a gorgeous two-tier fondant cake painted with gold accent. the first layer was coconut cake with coconut creme filling and the second layer was the salted caramel cake (which we tried during our tasting). INCREDIBLE and SOO delicious! Because our cake was so affordable I ended up surprising my husband with a personalized Detroit Lions grooms cake. It was so beautiful and the attention to detail was spot on. We ended up digging into the grooms cake (chocolate and peanut butter amazingness) after we left the reception. Nick was so thrilled and it was a great memory. thank you again, Cakabakery, for all you did to make our wedding cakes so beautiful. We cannot recommend you enough! oops! almost forgot. We had a lot of gluten free (truly gluten free and food allergies) at our wedding and Cakabakery worked with us to make sure we had cupcakes available for our guests to enjoy even still. They were a hit and our guests came up and thanked us for having this option!
This was some of the most delicious cake I have ever tasted. I will say that they need to work a little bit on being better with communication and response time to emails. However, we couldn't have been happier with the end product. We told their decorator our general theme and said to use their own artistic vision and creativity to decorate the cake. The end product was stunning, and guests couldn't stop talking about how delicious it was. They were happy to cater to our need for a gluten free layer as well, which tasted just as good as all the other layers! We would recommend them to anyone.
Thought this would be a good place to start. It was not. Maybe it was the dead stink bug that I first spotted, or that I felt completely ignored upon my appointment time. The cake we did try was very dry and the frosting tasted like sugar and just sugar. The prices were outrageous and it was very very short appointment. Better places are out there ladies... pass on this to save time.
I am giving this vendor only two stars. I had high epectations given thier popularity and ratings. There was some confusion after we had ordered the cake and we were told by the owner that the cake we had ordered and had been quoted a price for would be $50 more. Somehow that was worked out, and then he said the cake would need a "ribbon of frosting" to cover the gaps between the layers. We had no problem with that at all. When we got to the venue that evening the cake had the "ribbon" on it but you could easily see the gaps and some cracking. It was a four tier cake, with plain smooth white frosting and cost $400. for that price, we expected perfection. When I spoke to our wedding coordinator, Katarina, at the City Flats Ballroom, I inquired about the small cake box which we specifically requested from Cakabakery for the bride and groom's two pieces of cake. It was to be put on the seat of their horse and carriage at the end of the evening. She said they left no box and they literally snuck in and out without checking in with her which was very unusual. Our venue boxed up the leftover cake and we had it the next day with family members while the bride and groom opened gifts. In the group of 8 people who had a piece two of them got a bite of something very bitter. The bride was one of them and said it tasted like she bit into an ibuprofen pill. Her mother in law also got a bad piece and she said she thought it was either baking soda or baking powder that was not mixed in properly. I am thoroughly disappointed because I don't know how many guest also got pieces which tasted bad. All of these negative elements add up to a poor experience. I would not recommend cakabakery for a wedding cake.
This is my new go-to baker in town. WOW! Jason was a pleasure to work with in the wedding planning process. We ordered mini cupcakes and caramel corn for desserts for our guests, and they were gorgeous. We also had a small wedding cake for my husband and I to cut. I had sent Jason a photo of what I was thinking beforehand, and the cake turned out even more gorgeous than the photo I had sent. There were so many flavors to chose from! I highly recommend the strawberry champagne... so, so good! Everything was absolutely perfect and so much flavor!
I worked with Cakabakery for my wedding cake and had a very disappointing experience. The first sign of disorganization should have been when Alex no-showed our cake tasting. We had scheduled this well in advance and had traveled from out of town to do it. She was very apologetic and delivered cupcakes for us later that day, but still left us feeling like we missed out on the cake tasting experience. Next, when calling to pay for the cake, the staff on the phone had difficulty locating our correct contract and could only find an old version of our contract. They had to call back several hours later with the correct information. And finally, our cakes for our wedding day were not what we ordered. We had ordered one small cake for cutting and the frosting was the wrong flavor and color. We also ordered two sheet cakes of specified flavors that were completely incorrect upon delivery. This was very disappointing considering we had called the week prior to confirm the order. It was as if the orders we placed were not even reviewed upon making the cakes. When we let Cakabakery know of the error, all Jason had to say was that he was "sorry that we were not happy with our order." There was no admission of fault or a genuine apology. He did offer us an anniversary cake, but being that we live out of town, this is not really a realistic offering. When planning a wedding, there is enough to worry about without feeling like you need to constantly follow up with a vendor in order to confirm appointments and orders, therefore I would not recommend this bakery.
I love this cake, and so did all our guests. They devoured it. You should not consider any other bakery. We had a lemon cake with blueberry buttercream as well as chocolate cake with fudge buttercream. THE BEST.
Our cake and cupcakes were delicious and we got so many compliments about them, especially the carrot cake. Cakabakery was able to provide gluten free, vegan, and dairy free options so all of our guests (including me) could enjoy some wedding cake!
My fiance and I tried to order a small cake from them for us to cut into at our wedding. However, we were refused service because we will be serving Costco cake at our wedding and they didn't want it to "be confused" with their cake because it "isn't up to their standards". This place is a joke. How I spend my money is my business. Can't believe I was refused service because I also choose to spend money elsewhere. Needless to say I will NEVER attempt to do any business with this bakery again and I would urge anyone considering it to be cautious because all they seem to care about is their bottom line.
One of the best parts about keeping our wedding in our hometown of Grand Rapids was being able to use our favorite local bakery - Cakabakery! They provided us with a gorgeous rose gold cake! We gave very little direction on what we wanted, only that we wanted some rose gold sparkle. They used their skill and created us the perfect cake and it was DELICIOUS. So many guests told us it was the best cake they've ever had! They also provided us with a variety of cookies for the bridal party between the ceremony and reception. The cookies were AMAZING and huge! We also used them for a cupcake variety for the bridal shower. Again, with little direction, they came up with beautiful and delicious cupcakes that the guests raved about. Cakabakery is SO easy to work with and their product is truly the best.
Jason & Peter are AWESOME! They designed our cake for us based on the pictures we showed them. Very prompt on responses to any concerns. Cake and cupcakes were delivered flawlessly and they tasted wonderful. Highly recommend them! Thanks guys!
Everyone loved the cupcakes!
Cakabakery is definitely worth it! They have beautiful cakes and special desserts for weddings. They went above and beyond to deliver our flowers when they're usually closed- we are so great full for that level of professionalism! Our "naked cake" was delicious! I would definitely recommend Cakabakery
Let me start by saying, from now on, the only cake I eat is going to be Cakabakery. I cannot say how amazing the cakes and cupcakes are. It's been 4 days since my wedding & my family and I are STILL enjoying leftover chocolate cake that is perfect. Our cake and cupcakes went SO fast at the wedding and everyone loved the unique flavors and beautiful presentation. Each cupcake was decorated with care and plated perfectly. You won't go wrong with anything from this shop. Jason is great to work with as well. Incredibly kind and funny. If you are trying to contact for the 1st time, I do recommend a direct email, phone call, or even stopping into the shop. Seems to be the occasional technical glitch on the website and you do not want to miss out on having this cake and eating it too.
I'm so glad we chose Cakabakery. They were easy to work with and well priced. Our cake and cupcakes were absolutely delicious! Everyone at the reception was raving about them!
Cakabakery has outstanding, delicious, unique-flavored cakes. Jason, the owner delivered the cake himself to our venue in Allegan, MI, far from either of their locations in Grand Rapids and Holland. We had the vanilla almond and dark chocolate merlot flavors--yum! Our guests loved it! They gave me no issues when I needed to adjust my order a month before the wedding. They made the cutting cake look exactly like the inspiration photo I showed them. We went with a two-tier cutting cake and sheet cakes to cut for our guests, but they also offer cupcakes and dessert displays. Couldn't say enough good things about Cakabakery! Highly recommended!
We used the new location in Holland for our cakes & dessert buffet for our wedding. When we went to the tasting it was set up as a "date night" which was so special and even included a toast to us! We are usually not fans of chocolate cake but it was suggested to try it & we liked it so much we ordered it for our guests! the Cakabakery was easy to work with & our desserts tasted amazing! We will use them again for less formal events or just a treat for ourselves! The carrot cake cupcake/cake & molasses cookies are the best!!
We used the Cakabakery for our wedding and they were outstanding. The cakes were delicious (we did a cupcake tasting to choose the flavors) and beautiful!
Sent an email through their site to get a consultation and tell them what I wanted. That was 3 months ago, never received a call or an email back. I called and the girl that answered apologized, but said they were so busy and wouldn't be able to schedule a cake testing at the moment. But we could swing by and they would give us something to taste whenever they were open. Was really disappointed since i'm an out of state bride and only come back once every couple of months.
My mouth is literally watering as I write this review. The Cakabakery is phenomenal!! My husband and I could not settle on just one flavor of cake for our wedding, so we had three (vanilla, banana peanut butter, and strawberry champagne). They were all beautiful, super moist, and extremely flavorful. You will not be disappointed.
Simply the best!Reviewed on 8/26/2015 Elizabeth W
If you have any event in the West Michigan area, I cannot recommend The Cakabakery enough! Jason is an absolute gem, and will help you realize all of your confectionary dreams! Our wedding cake was not only beautiful, but tasted extraordinary! We also had 7 dozen cupcakes for only 75 people, and not a single crumb was left! A joy to work with, and beautiful, tasty results, win win win!
Not perfect, but tasty!Reviewed on 6/19/2015 Sarah L
We had a great time at our tasting and everything was absolutely delicious. We ordered a small wedding cake and cupcakes to be placed on a cupcake tower. The only problem we had was in communicating with the Cakabakery. We didn't have a lot of luck getting responses to calls and emails. The design ideas I gave the bakery were for a light green cake with green leaves and flowers. The cake we got was white with some brown/bronze leaves on it. But, everything tasted wonderful and the cupcakes looked beautiful and everything was delivered in good shape and on time, so I really can't complain.
Cake was Amazing, service was not.Reviewed on 2/19/2015 Brittany L
Let me start out with, the cake, cupcakes and cake pops tasted amazing. So as far as the baked goods, perfect! The flavors are so good here and there is such a variaty! But the one thing I found rather annoying was the lack of respect I got from the workers here. I went in with my husband (fiance at the time) to do a taste test and get a quote for our cake (and cakepops and cupcakes) and after the meeting we didn't ever recieve a quote. I emailed and called a few times and finally 4 weeks later I got my price. But I can forgive a business for being busy and I had given myself plenty of time so a couple of weeks wasn't going to kill me and I really loved their cakes! After I recieved the quote I told the owner I wanted to put the deposit down and reserve my cake. He told me I needed to send a check, which I did maybe 2 days later. A month before my wedding the owner emailed me and asked if I was still insterested in getting my cake from them, I reponded politely, yes I already sent in the deposit, a check which you guys already cashed. He responded with a 'lol looks like I'm more orginized than I though' I was starting to get a little worried. About a week before my wedding I called to ask when my final payment was due and the women on the phone was rather rude and told me I had one more day before my order would be dropped. I will admit it was probably my fault for not listen in the begining because I'm sure they told me when final payment was due but I'm pretty sure they weren't even planning on calling me to make sure I didn't forget about it before they cancelled my order. But alas, I made it in time and paid the remaining amount via credit card over the phone. Finally the big day was here and everything was going perfect, when the cake arrived I didn't even see the people come and set the cake up. They didn't talk to anyone to say your cake is here or to let anyone know what things needed to be returned, etc (we had started pictures already but I had lots of helpers hanging around). But that didn't really matter, except the only decorations I wanted on my cake were one ribbon around each tier with the top tier having a little flower shaped bow and guess what? They didn't do that it was a plain white cake... Like I said it was a delicious cake and everyone there thought it looked great but I was very dissapointed with how I was treated throughout the whole process of ordering and I gave them the easiest cake in the world to make and they couldn't even do it right. I am a little younger than their average bride (if I had to guess) and I think they didn't really take me seriously. I was pretty dissapointed with them but a good cake is a good cake so if you are willing to deal with some not so perfect customer service and you don't mind if your cake doesn't look like what you asked for you will not be dissapointed in the taste!
Beautiful & Delicious Cake, Nice People--Book them now!Reviewed on 10/31/2014 Lauren D
I asked Cakabakery to make cupcake favors for my wedding (the strawberry champagne--wow! It kills me that I cannot have one more often.) and they did a beautiful job. They made everything so easy and lovely--we were thrilled. Then--10 days before my wedding--my original cake plans fell apart. I booked someone else, there were personal issues that arose--no one's fault, but I had no one to make my cake a week out. Cakabakery swooped in magically and made me the wedding cake of my dreams. This cake was beautiful and delicious. It looked exactly the way I always hoped my wedding cake would & it was so good--the best wedding cake I've ever eaten! Did I mention it was vegan? This place is great. I'd highly advise going to try lots of cupcakes--even if you didn't book them for some reason (do it, they're the best in town) you would get to eat lots of yummy cake.
The BestReviewed on 9/24/2014 Alicia F
Jason is awesome! He took my ideas and made them a reality. My cake was fabulous and the cupcakes were divine. He uses fresh ingredients and the resulting flavors are mouth watering. He delivered my cake and cupcakes over 40 minutes away and everything arrived in perfect condition.