$$$ – Moderate
Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Kosher, Sugar Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Cake Delivery + Setup, Cake Tastings, Groom's Cakes, Cakes + Desserts
They were absolutely amazing from the moment we stepped into the door to the day of the wedding. The owner showed us all her past works and listened to the vision we had for our wedding cake and desserts table. My favorite part of our sweets table were the chinchilla shaped cookies they made for us. Everything I tasted was delicious and everyone raved about our three different cake flavors (Mint Julep, Strawberry Ganache, and Double Chocolate Ganache).
I absolutely adore Sweet Surrender and I always knew that I wanted them to make my wedding cake since the day I first tried their amazing cake. Jessica the owner is absolutely the sweetest and helped us so much. I loved that we had a free cake tasting and they worked with our schedules so we could come in even later in the evening after work. All the cakes were amazing but we settled on two types. We had a two tier naked cake with ombre icing and they worked with Rose and Honey to put flowers on our cake. It turned out perfectly and so many people I know who don't like cake absolutely raved about it.
My husband and I were able to bring in 2 separate pictures and design our wedding cake and combine the pictures. They were absolutely amazing the cake turned out so beautiful. Delivery was on time and every loved our wedding cake we were able to choose 3 different cake flavors for our wedding cake. And the cake was so delicious and moist. I love that we don't have to save our top tier of our cake until our first year anniversary and eat freezer burnt cake. I love it that they offer a free small size cake for free on your 1 year anniversary. I would recommend Sweet Surrender over and over again for their wedding cakes. Thank you for making our dream wedding cake come to life.
Our cake was perfect; between Jessica and the team at Sweet Surrender and J Elisabeth’s flowers our cake was truly the showstopper. Not only was it beautiful it was delicious. We met with several bakeries but after taking one bite and talking to Jessica we were sold. This was out first time to Sweet Surrender and now it is our favorite date night spot. We look forward to using them thought out all of life’s celebrations.
Expensive but worth it!Reviewed on 10/10/2015 Karen L
This is by far the best tasting cake you can get in Louisville. I had several people tell me how much they loved the cake. Sweet Surrender was easy to work with and the cake was exactly what we wanted.
Best Cake in LouisvilleReviewed on 8/17/2015 Stephanie M
My husband and I tried a lot of cake when we were deciding which one to go with. While most were good, Sweet Surrender's cake was so far above and beyond in taste, texture, and variety of flavors that we couldn't stop talking about it. We ended up choosing the caramel pound cake and chocolate with kahlua buttercream for our tiered cake. The groom's cake looked like a tuxedo and was chocolate with chocolate. We ended up having quite a bit leftover and didn't mind eating for a few more weeks! Sweet Surrender also makes a fresh cake for your one year anniversary so you don't have to freeze your top layer for a year. SS is a little more expensive than the others we tried but it's so much more delicious that it's absolutely worth the higher price.
Our Cake was Amazing!!!Reviewed on 8/10/2015 Lauren
Sweet Surrender was great. We picked three different flavors for each of the layers for our cake and it was no problem or extra cost. They also have gluten free cake, which was delicious. The final product was beautiful and held up pretty well in the heat. We absolutely loved our cake and they will make us a new one for our anniversary so that we didn't have to freeze any from that night!
Excellent cake and pies for my wedding!Reviewed on 8/05/2014 Chelsea P
Sweet Surrender did a great job on my wedding cake and pies. Jessica put together a lovely tasting for us so that we could figure out exactly what we wanted. We knew the design we wanted, so I can't speak to her suggestions on design, but I'm sure they are wonderful as well. Originally, we were going to get pies for our wedding from another shop, but when we went in for our cake tasting Jessica convinced us that her mini pies were the way to go. We were not disappointed! All of our guests commented on how beautiful and delicious both the wedding cake and pies were. The only complaint I have (the reason for the 4 star review) was that Jessica was not very responsive to my emails. Other than that, everything was great!
Most delicious cake in all of LouisvilleReviewed on 7/22/2014 Carly S
This is the best cake in the entire city of Louisville. I could not stop thinking about it after we tasted it for the first time. Even my fiance said it was worth the extra money. While the cake is more expensive, it is worth it. We had so many compliments on the cake and they will re-bake your top layer for your one year anniversary - no stale, gross, frozen cake (although I doubt this cake would ever taste bad). We did have a slight delivery problem but at the end of the day we had a beautiful delicious cake!
Perfect!Reviewed on 5/22/2014 Lauren F
Every dessert they make is so delicious! I received so many compliments from our guests! Delightful to work with!
Best Wedding Cake I have ever hadReviewed on 4/24/2014 Rachel P
The result is well worth the price. I went to this bakery in Louisville for my birthday last year, and I thought that their cakes were the best I had ever eaten. When I got engaged one month later, I knew who I wanted to make my wedding cakes. They were great to work with and took the time to sit down with me to figure out what I wanted. Those cakes were fantastic! Also, they include a free small cake on your one year anniversary.
Sweet ToothReviewed on 11/07/2013 Porchusa J
Loved this vendor. The cake was amazing. All natural ingredients, beautiful cake, and amazing service. Plus you don't have to save the top layer for your anniversary, the vendor makes you a fresh top layer for you anniversary.
Amazing cakesReviewed on 9/24/2013 Liz P
We chose Sweet Surrender because of their amazing desserts. Their wedding cakes didn't disappoint! We had a 3 tiered cake with 3 different flavors and they all tasted great. The cake looked exactly like I'd pictured and I received lots of compliments. They prefer to use buttercream, and I didn't want fondant, but did want the crisp clean look of it. They were able to deliver and unless you looked closely, it didn't look like buttercream! The groom's cake was absolutely amazing and people couldn't get over how great it looked. The staff was very helpful through the process and produced a wonderful product. I highly recommend them not just for a wedding, but for dessert any old night!
Great cakeReviewed on 9/05/2013 Bethany S
Our cake was beautiful and tasted great, but i did feel the price was a little high compared to many other in Louisville. Jessica was great to work with!
Great service, yummy cakeReviewed on 7/28/2013 Maisah E
The title is to the point
Delicious & Beautiful!Reviewed on 7/16/2013 Heidi H
The staff at Sweet Surrender Dessert Cafe were just that..."SWEET!" The cake they did for my wedding was not only exactly what I asked for but the most delicious piece of heaven! I am still getting complements three weeks later about how amazing our cake was. My husband is one of them and can't until our anniversary, just so he can have more cake!
Vegan cake was to die for!Reviewed on 7/02/2013 Paige P
My cake was entirely vegan and we decided not to tell the guests that because we knew they wouldn't want to try it (well some of the closed minded ones). We had people messaging us days after the wedding asking who made the cake because they had never had anything that delicious. The flavors I had were strawberry with strawberry filling, chocolate, banana with chocolate filling, lemon with raspberry filling and coconut. Absolutely to die for!
Amazing wedding cakeReviewed on 6/25/2013 Jessica R
Sweet Surrender did an amazing job on our wedding cake. I can not tell you how many people are still talking about the cake. The owner is wonderful to work with and assisted on the delivery of the cake. I wasn't exactly sure what I was wanting but when we sat down and browsed through the pictures I knew exactly what I was looking for. I would highly recommend Sweet Surrender to anyone.
disappointedReviewed on 5/15/2013 Lisa L
The cake we tasted was not the cake we got on our wedding day. Highly disappointed. Very dry. Tasted life it was several days old. Was not worth the money at all. Could have spent half the money elsewhere and got a better tasting cake. The cake was very pretty though. They do good work with design and clean lines on the cake.
Beautiful Cake but super dryReviewed on 4/18/2013 April N
My cake was lovely! Exactly how I imagined it would look. Unfortunately, the cake was so dry. I heard complaints from my guests and most pieces went uneaten. Our samples at the tasting were moist and delicious. Our wedding day cake was dry and terrible. I did get a partial refund from the manager.
Exactly What We WantedReviewed on 12/01/2012 Robyn S
Our wedding cake was simply amazing. First, Jessica took a lot of time to help my fiance and I choose designs. She had a large portfolio of sample designs, and she wanted us to draw from any elements -- or even invent our own -- to create the perfect cake for us. Jessica never made us feel as though our choices were bad, even the off-beat ones. This means a lot to me because I had one vendor who repeatedly began sentences with, "Well, it's your wedding, but ... " In contrast, Jessica took the approach that if we could dream it, Sweet Surrender could build it. We sketched out a very ambitious cake -- well, I thought it was ambitious. Jessica didn't bat an eye. Then came the best part -- the flavor selection. Jessica told us we could select multiple flavors for the layers. We chose Oreo (a chocolate and cookie concoction that I can only describe as a feeling like being in love), caramel pound cake (purer, but rich), and bourbon carrot cake. We had toyed with the idea of ordering a second dessert from the caterer so that folks who didn't like our cake flavor would have choices. Sweet Surrender had it covered, though. Multiple desserts in one cake! The cake was a major success. The wedding was at the Palace, and the venue folks provided red velvet ropes so that we could feature the cake in the Faces Lobby without putting it in danger. It held up and was fantastically beautiful. And the taste ... My guests were extremely pleased. I've gotten a lot of compliments on the wedding, and many of those have been for the cake. I would pick this vendor -- and this cake -- again. It's also worth noting that customization was never a problem, and that the staff was prompt, responsive, and professional. You would want to begin your discussions about Sweet Surrender cakes several months out, as the word is out about these cakes and they book up. Still, I've heard that they also try to accommodate late planners if possible. It would be worth the call to find out.
Sweet!Reviewed on 10/25/2012 Morgan S
We were extremely happy with our cake. VERY expensive, but we heard lots or rants and raves. The only reason I wouldn't give them 5 stars was due to delivery. At our consiltation they asked about flowes, cake toppers ect and said they would probably deliver after the florist so they would decorate the cake. However, they dropped the cake and ran out the door.
DebbieReviewed on 10/23/2012 Mason P
We actually had Debbie, the former owner and founder of Sweet Surrender do our Wedding Cake and it was beautifully done. Quite elegant, yet simple, and super delicious. Had many-a-people tell me that it was the best cake they had ever had before. It was hard to get a hold of her sometimes, but that is really the only criticism we have towards sweet sweet Debbie.
Delicious cake!Reviewed on 10/21/2012 Jen D
The cake was delicious and looked great. My only complaint was the owner (the only person able to deal with wedding cake orders), was difficult to get in touch with. I'd send an email with a question and frequently didn't hear back without at least one follow up email or phone call. That said, she was very nice and ultimately to me what counted was the cake looked and tasted great, which it did.
Tasty an beautifulReviewed on 10/18/2012 Marla L
Sweet surrender is AMAZING! Our cake was beautifully executed and so so tasty! We had a 4 tiered cake with 3 different flavors - chocolate peanut butter, burbon chocolate caramel, and carrot cake ( we didn't have any carrot cake left over!) plus an extra cake in the back. I you choose sweet surrender you will NOT be disappointed.