About this Vendor
Life is Sweet! Celebrate Tastefully!
Cute Cakes specializes in designer wedding cakes, cupcakes, sculpted cakes and dessert bars for all occasions. Their “from scratch” southern recipes are deliciously unique and will be the perfect ending to your reception meal. Tastings are by appointment only. Two Locations: Escondido, CA and San Diego's Historic Gaslamp
$$$ – Moderate
Gluten Free, Vegan
Cake Accessories, Cake Delivery + Setup, Cake Tastings, Groom's Cakes, Cakes + Desserts
yummy!Reviewed on 10/16/2013 Candace C
The cake turned out exactly how we wanted it and was delicious! All of our guests commented on how good it was
Absolutely amazing cake!Reviewed on 10/01/2013 Megan M
To start, the tasting was a wonderful experience. They had a folder of information ready for us with our names on it, which was a nice, personal touch. They do a component tasting with the cakes and icing/fillings separately. Everything was very organized - and it all tasted AMAZING. Their butter creams are the best I've ever had. I didn't have an exact idea of the design but they walked us through different ideas and had a ton of photos to browse with all different designs. The team at Cute Cakes was very easy to work with through out the planning process. We ended up choosing 4 different flavors. And the cake was beyond what I had imagined. It tasted so fresh, and looked beautiful. I'd highly recommend them!!
Super tasty!!Reviewed on 9/02/2013 Rachel K
We found Cute Cakes from http://TheKnot.com for our wedding in July 2013! We chose them because they had a good selection of flavors including basic ones, which we really enjoy. We contacted them via email and it was really easy to book a tasting. We were impressed that they had a folder with our names and tasting sheets ready to go, it made it really easy to keep track of the samples! We were given small amounts of every cake and frosting that they had. We had a lot of fun sampling and the cakes were very tasty! Although it is a simple choice, we just fell in love with the vanilla cake with raspberry buttercream filling and vanilla buttercream on the outside. Our guests raved about the cake!! We also added a different flavor in the 2nd tier to mix things up. We had marble cake with chocolate buttercream filling! Both flavors were not left on the table for very long!! Jill did a great job going through everything with us and setting up the cake. She was very nice and did a great job on our cake, penguin cake topper, and adding the flowers! My only comment to improve the process is to make sure all of the questions are asked upfront about the cake board color, who is placing flowers and the charge, and ensure it is clear what they are making. We were not asked these questions when we placed our order, but when I called to add a tier Jill asked me at that time and I am sure glad that she did!!! Awesome cakes and we will be back!!! We can't wait to have the top tier on our anniversary!!
We ordered our wedding cupcakes through Cute Cakes and they were a hit! From consultation to the day of, the process was smooth and the cupcakes were delicious! This will definitely not be our last time using Cute Cakes <3
We loved our nautical buttercream wedding cake! We had a destination wedding to San Diego, where I grew up, and I was nervous about working with vendors out of state. Cute Cakes was very knowledgeable about what designs would and wouldn't work with the type of materials we wanted incorporated. They were very personable and made our decision easy. The cake was moist and the two flavors we picked were delicious. I would highly recommend using Cute Cakes as your wedding cake vendor.
Yummy cake , great employees, and gorgeous cakes! I was so happy with everything. Our wedding cake was exactly what I wanted.
All the flavors were delicious, the only problem we had was choosing a cake flavor. So many options and amazing designs 💕
Everything about Cute Cakes was fantastic. During the tasting they gave us actual wedding cake slices that were fresh and delicious (other vendors had given us dried cupcakes to try). While there, we were also fortunate enough to run into the owner who gave us very good design advice as well. The day of our wedding everything was fabulous. The cake was delivered on time, looked absolutely gorgeous, and tasted delicious - and very fresh (a hard combination to come by, especially since we got married the day after Thanksgiving). I would absolutely recommend Cute Cakes, they did an amazing job - it was definitely worth the price.
From the cake tasting to the finished product, Cute Cakes was a pleasure to deal with! All of their employees are very friendly and they are able to turn your vision into a reality. We tried 6 different cake flavors at our tasting, and ended up ordering 5 out of the 6 for our wedding cake and cupcakes because they were all so delicious! We couldn't have been more happy with the process!
My fiancé (at the time) and I had done one other tasting before this one and we were BLOWN away with these people! Their whole staff was super friendly and as soon as we pulled up, they immediately got us a complementary coffee and waters. They have an adorable tasting room in Escondido too! They had a sign waiting for us that said congratulations and welcoming us too, they just made it very special!! They brought out the cakes already put together with the icing and fillings so we could really experience what it would taste like rather than just having little cupcakes and trying the stuff that way! Every cake was sooooo good though, we could barely narrow it down to three! We ended up going with raspberry strawberry filling with vanilla funfetti cake(they through in the sprinkles special for us to make it look like funfetti), the marbel cake and red velvet cake and we had them in different layers. They also allowed us to try the small desserts and all of them ended up being extremely reasonably priced! We ended up getting a 3 tiered cake and 8 dozen small desserts for 200 dollars less than we were quoted for just a 3 tiered cake at the place we were at before!!! It was such an amazing experience and our cake looked exactly what we asked for and it was beautiful and delicious! In my experience, wedding cakes were never very tasty but every layer of ours and our small desserts were decadent!! You have to go to this place, its amazing and the staff's coordination was on point!!!!
We booked Cute Cakes for our wedding at the Hilton Garden Inn – Carlsbad Paradise Package. We selected three types of cake for our three tiered cake. All three were great! Especially the carrot cake. We ended up eating all of the cake at the wedding, so we’ll be heading back for our 1 year anniversary to grab another slice.
From the cake tasting until our wedding day, Cute Cakes far exceeded our expectations! Our cake was exactly how we envisioned it and of course, delicious! The red velvet was definitely our favorite! Thank you so much Cute Cakes!
The cake was not only delicious but beautiful! Allie was a great help and very attentive to e-mails. The red velvet was so delicious! Everyone loved it
This review is long overdue. Cute Cakes works with the Twin Oaks House & Gardens and we had the pleasure of working with both vendors for our dream wedding on 06/13/15. We went for a tasting and planning meeting two months before our June wedding and it was such an enjoyable experience! They had reserved a table for us with a cute welcome sign. We had a few ideas, but Sara was patient and guided us through the process. Our cake turned out better than I imagined. I was in awe when I saw the finished product the day of the wedding! Many of our guests said the cake tasted amazing! Thank you Cute Cakes for helping us to have a fabulous wedding!
We absolutely loved our wedding cake that Cute Cakes made for us! It was so beautiful and extremely delicious!! My husband and I had a fun experience during the cake tasting, and they nailed every detail we wanted. I HIGHLY recommend them! Rhea and Steven - Enicinitas, CA
Our cake was exactly what I had hoped for! Everyone at Cute Cakes made us feel so special during our tasting. They were super helpful and made picking out our cake a wonderful experience!
Cute cakes did our wedding cake and cupcakes, and I would highly recommend them. The cake tasting was a lot of fun, and they work with you to make sure everything is exactly as you want (I think we tried like 25 difference combos). We ended up having 4 types of cupcakes--carrot cake with cream cheese frosting (my favorite!), lemon with lemon custard, vanilla with vanilla custard dipped in chocolate ganache, and vanilla with raspberry mouse and dark chocolate shavings. Each cupcake was decorated differently, and they were very specific and detailed during the tasting so that everything turned out perfect for the wedding. The cupcakes at the wedding were beautiful, and so delicious. Our guests still comment about how delicious the cupcakes were and how they loved being able to choose from 4 different flavors.
Working with Cute Cakes was so great and stress free! They made out wedding cake, which turned out delicious and just how we had hoped! To save cost, we ordered a smaller (2-tier) "wedding cake" and then enough of their sheet cake to feed a couple hundred people. They were the only place that I found that layers the sheet cake exactly like the wedding cake, so when the slices are cut and served, no one knows it came from a sheet! I thought that was awesome. They are very timely in responding to emails which is very appreciated for trying to plan a wedding, and they offered delivery for a fair price. Of course the most important factor with cakes is taste, and Cute Cakes nailed it. We went to a tasting that was very fun and helped make the decision to order the apple-walnut cake with cream cheese frosting...SO many people complimented us on the cake at the wedding! So moist, delicious, and perfect for out outdoor/rustic wedding. Thank you Cute Cakes!
They made us feel so special when we arrived for our tasting and it was so hard to decide what flavors because everything was delicious! I think we ate every bit of all the samples! We ended up with a 6 tier cake that had 5 different flavors and all of our guests loved the different choices! It was decorated beautifully! I would highly recommend Cute Cakes for all of your cake needs!
Great cake!Reviewed on 7/29/2015 Haley L
I got married in July cute cakes did a great job making my cake exactly what I wanted. I requested white chocolate covered strawberries on my cake and they were attached with toothpicks and fell out of the cake before I even arrived at the reception. But the cake was so yummy! I would definitely give them my service again.
Beautiful and delicious wedding cake!Reviewed on 7/15/2015 Lisa W
Our wedding cake was absolutely beautiful and really delicious! I don't live in San Diego, so I worked with Allie over the phone. I told her about certain things that I liked from pictures that I saw of their cakes online, and they drew up a customized design. We also got to pick different delicious flavor for each layer of our tiered cake. Allie was flexible and easy to work with. The cake turned out beautifully, and was very moist and delicious. I thought we got an outstanding cake for the money with Cute Cakes. Photo of our cake: https://www.truephotographyweddings.com/event/lisa-andy#49
Perfect!Reviewed on 6/23/2015
Cute Cakes made our wedding cake this past weekend. It was beautiful! Exactly as I had pictured! Love it!
Great cake!Reviewed on 4/17/2015 Sylvia R
We loved our wedding cake! It looked and tasted great. The customer service was above average and the price was reasonable. Highly recommend.
Amazing Cake from Cute Cakes!Reviewed on 4/01/2015 Denise T
Going into the wedding planning process, the wedding cake was never top of my priority list. I was never blown away of a wedding cake as a wedding goer. I booked my venue (Twin Oaks Garden Estate), and a wedding cake was part of my package from Cute Cakes, I lucked out. As I booked my cake tasting, and met with the team at Cute Cakes, I didn't know where to start on the design. The team was so helpful, we designed a cake beyond my expectations. I got so many compliments on my cake and it was sooo delicious!!
Delicious Cake- Bad InformationReviewed on 3/29/2015 Shelby J
Going into it I was skeptical of this place, my venue had a lot of bad reviews from previous brides on this cake place and I was not thrilled that after being promised I would not have to use them I was forced to use them. I went to the cake tasting and none of the cakes were incredible but they were yummy and the woman, whom I believe is the person in charge, who helped us, really nice, southern accent woman was awesome. She designed us a stunning wedding cake, exactly what my princess wedding needed. I needed to bring ribbon in for the bases of each tier two weeks prior to the wedding, my venue moved up my final coordination meeting to 3 weeks prior on a Sunday. I called cute cakes to see if I could bring it in that early and confirmed with the girl on the phone that they were open Sunday, February 8th. She assured me they were and 3 weeks was fine. I get all the way down to Cute Cakes, an hour away from my house and they are closed. Thank you #1 I love to waste my time when I went out of my way to make sure they would be open. 3 weeks later and it is then my rehearsal day. My venue asks for my cake topper, oh shoot I completely forgot it, where could it be, maybe the cake people have it. I call Cute Cakes while I am at my wedding rehearsal the morning before my wedding and ask the girl that answers, "My wedding is tomorrow March 1st at Green Gables, Shelby and Jose wedding, do you guys have my cake topper" she tells me, let me double check. She comes back on the phone and tells me yes we have it. If we didn't have it we would have been calling you for 2 weeks saying wheres your cake topper wheres your cake topper. Phew! I'm relieved. My wedding day rolls around, I get ready go through the ceremony, the photos and now my grand entrance. We walk straight in and directly in front of me is my stunning cake with FLOWERS ON TOP. Where the hell is my cake topper?! It's at home, exactly where I let it. I would have looked there and brought it with me the day of had the girl on the phone not assured me CUTE CAKES HAD IT. So now, my perfect wedding cake is missing its $20 diamond Mr & Mrs cake topper that I dreamed of having. Thank you #2 All and all, the cake was good, the design was beautiful but I am so upset and disappointed with the staff.