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Reviewed On 8/27/2021 by Grace J
Kathy did an incredible job creating our wedding cake and dessert bar for our wedding. Everything tasted amazing and we barely had any leftovers everyone liked the desserts so much! She really takes the time to get to know you during your tasti...
ng as well. Would 100% recommend for any baking needs around Charlottesville!
Reviewed On 10/19/2020 by Allie C
Kathy is fantastic to work with! She will literally make you whatever you want. My husband was set on a traditional New Orleans almond cake and she made the most delicious cake we have ever had! All of our guests were raving about how great it ...
tasted. Do yourself a favor and hire Kathy!
Reviewed On 5/08/2019 by Casey S
Where do I begin, Kathy was outright amazing! Working with her was the silver lining to a little snafu in our plans as we had previously booked with another company that closed shop just months before our wedding. Somewhat panicked, I jumped ba...
ck to the drawing board in search of someone else to make our cupcakes. From the moment we met her for our tasting, my mind was immediately at ease. Kathy has the most warm, caring personality. It is very apparent that she genuinely cares about the couples she helps and is very passionate about her work and what she creates. And then we tasted her cupcakes - Let me just say, they were to die for! Her flavor choices are delightful and she offers fillings (sometimes even two types per cupcakes). I am pretty picky when it comes to frosting and Kathy's was amazing! Her cupcakes were super moist, the filling was phenomenal and the tops were each decorated with something special (raspberries, almond slivers, lemon curd, etc.) I have never had a better cupcake! When picking a wedding vendor, it was so important to us that not only did we love what they produced (cupcakes from our baker, images from our photographer, etc.) but we loved them as people as well. I had the utmost confidence In Kathy. She was so thoughtful down to every detail (such as tulle over our display as we were outside, cupcakes on her for our vendors, and an anniversary cutting cake for my fiancé and I free of charge as her gift to us). On the day of, her meticulous attention to detail was evident with her display - it was stunning and looked to be out of a magazine. Later that night, I found a gift box which she had packaged for us with some to take home. I could rave on and on about how wonderful she was and would highly recommend her. I think I was most grateful for her calmed assuredness in being able to provide us whatever our vision was and for that, we were so appreciative.
Reviewed On 4/07/2019 by Kelly M
We ordered 120 cupcakes for our wedding and a cutting cake. They were AMAZING. Literally, every flavor was delicious, our guests raved about them and she was able to help meet our gluten-free needs as well! We specifically ordered carrot cake c...
upcakes with cream cheese frosting yellow cake with chocolate buttercream, chocolate cake with chocolate mousse filling and vanilla buttercream, bride's white cake with raspberry filling and vanilla buttercream, cream cheese pound cake with black raspberry filling, vanilla buttercream and lemon zest, gluten free chocolate cake with chocolate mousse and vanilla buttercream and a chocolate gluten free cutting cake with salted caramel frosting. Kathy was great to work with and we really appreciated all that she did for us! We would recommend Kathy to anyone having a wedding in the Charlottesville area!
Reviewed On 6/05/2018 by Meagan S
Kathy made cupcakes and a cutting cake for my brother's wedding and they were phenomenal! She was so kind and did a wonderful job with the arrangement of the cakes. The bride's exact words were "The baker you found was incredible, 10 out of 5 s...
tars!" Thank you so much Kathy!
Reviewed On 12/21/2017 by Sara S
Kathy from Favorite Cakes was amazing to work with. From the first meeting up until the day of the wedding, she really helped all of our confection dreams come true! We decided to do three different cake flavors (one main cake, a sheet cake, an...
d a groom's cake), so we had a few tastings to make sure that 1) we had the right flavor combinations and 2) we had the right color combinations. Kathy knows flavor, but she also knows design! I kept her looped into what we were thinking for design, colors, flowers, etc, so that her work contributed to the overall aesthetic of the wedding.
She also helped me orchestrate a surprise groom's cake for my husband that was comprised of several of his favorite things. Her attention to detail is amazing.
She also provides a one year anniversary cake, and she also went one step further and provided a special custom carrot cake for my dad! That was such a nice surprise/treat.
Our venue ended up messing up and not bringing out the third cake, which I was so disappointed about when I found out the next day - our guests really missed out on an amazing chocolate cake!!! - although the lavender and pumpkin cakes were delicious!
Reviewed On 11/29/2017 by Stephanie M
Kathy was an absolute joy to work with. We did a small cutting cake and a variety of cupcakes for the guests. She let us do two different tastings with both sets of parents, and we're so happy with how everything turned out. The cupcakes were d...
elicious and beautifully presented! We especially loved the hummingbird cake!
Reviewed On 10/25/2017 by Heather K
I cannot say enough about Kathy and her cakes! When we first met with her I was so touched how incredibly sweet she is, and so accomodating. She really wants to understand "your" vision and provide you with the cake of your dreams. I shared pho...
tos and ideas that day as well as the coming weeks, and what she came up with truly exceeded our expectations! Not only is she wonderfully artistic and creative with her cakes, but they taste simply amazing! They are light, moist, and airy. We had a hard time selecting which flavor and icing to go with. We highly recommend working with Kathy, you most certainly will not be disappointed!
Reviewed On 7/25/2017 by Megan G
Working with Kathy from Favorite Cakes was so simple & delicious. Kathy is clearly the very best in Charlottesville area. We met a variety of different cake makers when my husband and I started out. First bite from Favorite Cakes, we were insta...
We chose to do cupcakes due to our venue cake cutting costs (her cakes are BEAUTIFUL). Kathy was extremely accommodating & the cupcakes were so fresh! Our personal favorite is Favorite Cake's carrot cake with delicious cream cheese frosting! All the cupcakes were stuffed with delicious homemade fruit jams or sweet filling.
After we made our selection, Kathy shared the apple pie cake & carrot cake recipe with us. She gave us permission to place the recipes on our cupcake table for our guests to take home to bake. Our guests were so pleased!
The sweetest part was when we got to our hotel room, there was a variety of cupcakes and our 1 year anniversary cake after the wedding. After a long day of dancing, it was wonderful to bite into the delicious cupcakes.
100% recommend Favorite Cakes. Thank you so much Kathy - you are so talented, we wish you the very best!
Reviewed On 11/28/2016 by Nastassia W
Kathy was such a pleasure to work with! We met her a couple months before the wedding to try all of her cakes and discuss some of the options. She makes some beautiful cakes and I quickly started following her instagram page for inspiration. An...
d the cake. Oh, the cake. I still dream about the cake. Every flavor we tried, we loved. We ended up doing three smaller cakes of varying flavors and fillings. Each one was beautifully decorated and set up with lovely decor. Kathy was so friendly and worked within our budget to make the perfect cakes for us. Thank you!
Reviewed On 5/17/2016 by Christine M
Kathy Watkins is the sweetest lady! I felt like Kathy was a close relative a few minutes after meeting her. She wanted to know all the details - how I met my fiancé, what we like and don't like, our style etc. We did our cake tasting at a coffe...
e shop - Kathy came so prepared! It was so much fun working with her. She is very detail oriented and offered suggestions when we got stuck. Kathy has a book you can flip through to see cakes she has made in the past which was really helpful. She even provides her clients with a mini cake already boxed up and ready to put in the freezer to enjoy a year later. Wonderful experience and our cake was delicious.
Reviewed On 5/18/2012 by Lisa I
Kathy was a pleasure to work with. We met with Kathy for two tastings where she provided several cupcakes and a book of previous cakes to review. During the first tasting we tried a cupcake that she previously did not make for cakes. During our...
second meeting, I mentioned how delicious it was and she offered to experiment to determine if she could come up with something that would work for a cake (and it did!). We ended up with two flavors – lemon cake with blackberry filling and chocolate cake with chocolate ganache swirled with cream cheese – both with vanilla buttercream frosting. Overall, we have absolutely no regrets with our choice.
Pros: 1) offered great suggestions (e.g., use of a colored tablecloth, where to put cake in venue), 2) extremely responsive to our own ideas, 3) the cake was beautiful AND delicious – the guests absolutely raved about it (my only disappointment is that I didn’t think to snag a piece of chocolate :)), 4) she provided cupcakes for the event staff and a separate top layer ready to freeze, 5) pricing was fair in comparison to others in the area.