About this Vendor
White & Dark chocolate wrap,buttercream, gold leaf
For over 32 years, Debbie Caracciolo-Smith has retained her loyal clientele through attention to detail; using fresh, all scratch, natural ingredients and artistically interpreting her clients' vision. Whether you are looking for simple elegance or a custom work of art, they are sure to meet your expectations. We are not a walk in bakery, appointment only. Cake tastings are reserved for weddings and parties over 200. Please call for schedule.
$$$ – Moderate
Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan
Cake Stands, Cake Accessories, Cake Delivery + Setup, Cake Tastings, Groom's Cakes, Cakes + Desserts
Debbie and her team are creative, genuine, and extremely accommodating! I requested a gluten free wedding cake and Debbie created the most divine delicious cake imaginable. Our cake was a gluten free cheesecake bottom with chiffon lemon curd and raspberry cake on top. During the wedding, we were laughing feeding it to each because it was so good! Working with Debbie was not only fun but an honor and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for an excellent wedding cake vendor!
Dream CakeReviewed on 6/29/2010 Tara H
Debbie is an amazing woman! She took my scattered ideas for a cake, gave some suggestions, and made the most perfect wedding cake I could ever dream of for my wedding. It not only looked beautiful, it tasted great too! And her husband Kerry carved the wood of my cake stand which we now use as a keepsake end table. Such a talented group and so friendly!
Yummy and BeautifulReviewed on 11/07/2012 Amy Y
What can I say? Debbie is the best. Not only does she have the best personality, but her cakes are AMAZING and beautiful. Everyone at the wedding couldn't stop talking about how tasty the cake was. Love Debbie and would highly recommend her to everyone.
Consider Not Just Cheesecakes for your Wedding!Reviewed on 5/26/2012 Beth G
I got married in early May 2012 and shopped around a LOT for a great artist to do our wedding cake. We literally went to about a dozen cake tastings in the bay area before choosing Debbie and Not Just Cheesecakes. Why did we choose this vendor? Debbie makes wonderful cheesecakes! Honestly, my husband and I love cheesecake, and it was great to have a non-traditional choice for our wedding day. Her regular cake was pretty tasty as well, but the cheesecake got us hooked. Our cake consisted of three tiers to feed about 40 people. The bottom tier was a lemon mousse cheesecake filled with raspberries, and the top two tiers were chocolate hazelnut cheesecake filled with a hazelnut ganache. Amazing! The cake was iced in an ivory fondant with a green leaf pattern. Debbie delivered the cake to our wedding venue, Tarragon Restaurant, in Sunnyvale. Another thing we loved about Not Just Cheesecakes was that the price was very affordable. (Now, keep in mind that this is the wedding industry.) But Debbie gave us a lovely 3-tier wedding cake for less than most vendors would give us a measly 2-tier cake. She also threw in a wooden cake stand for free. And for a very small fee, Debbie provided two mini-cheesecakes for our gluten free and diabetic guests. I promise you, EVERYONE enjoyed the cake. We had to stop the best man from trying to take half-eaten guest pieces home with him. The only drawback to working with Debbie was being able to get in touch with her. She only checks her messages periodically throughout the week. However, if you ask her for her email address, she is more responsive that way. Overall, we really enjoyed working with Debbie and loved our cheesecake wedding cake. We even brought a portion of it with us on our honeymoon. ;)
AmazingReviewed on 10/08/2011 Emily M
Debbie is amazing and the cakes she makes are magical. She is super friendly and she is so professional that I didn't even have to worry about my cake (believe me, you don't want to have to worry about your vendors). On the day of the wedding, I saw the cake and my husband and I were awe struck. It was more beautiful than I had ever imagined. She is a talent and an artist and I'd recommend her to anyone who wants a unique, lovely, and magical wedding cake.
delicious and friendlyReviewed on 10/06/2011 Karen W
I got Debbie's information from a friend from high school who got married a few years ago. She is a family friend of Debbie's, so I trusted my friend. Debbie is super friendly and easy to work with, produced a fantastically gorgeous cake (and helped me figure out what design I wanted) and it was delicious. We ordered a half-chocolate-half-new york style cheesecake for 40.