We had our reception at Lakeside Manor/McFaddens in Gibbsboro, NJ. They gave a choice of 3 bakeries to get a free standard cake, Diane’s La Patisserie, Country Sweets in Woodbury, and Gallo Bakery.
My fiancé (now husband) wanted a custom ...
First, we went to Diane, whose samples were okay, not the tastiest, but okay. She seemed friendly in a stuck-up sort of way. She was going to charge us an additional $125 for the custom design. Because of the price, we decided to try the next bakery.
Country Sweets in Woodbury = Yuck. Oh, the designs on the cakes are fabulous – but at the expense of taste. The frosting is almost pure lard, and the pound cake was super DRY (he told us that’s the way pound cake is supposed to be). Whatever. He was going to charge $100.
Since we saw on Gallo Bakery’s website that their cakes don’t look professional-professional, I emailed Diane and told her we’d go with her. She emailed back and told me she decided to charge an additional $100 after she had written down a quoted price of $125. Whatever.
We then decided to try Gallo’s Bakery in Mt. Laurel. Wow! The pound cake tasted SO GOOD and moist! The frosting was made with mostly butter, too, so even the frosting tasted good. When we asked her how much more for the custom design, she said it was FREE. At the reception, we noticed that the design wasn’t the greatest… but, all the guests raved how GREAT and TASTY the cake was. There were NO pieces of cake left! I want to go back there for every one of our anniversaries and get a small pound cake with that frosting!