If Grace is available for your date, do yourself a favor and reserve her. Seriously. Her website might not be the fanciest or most up-to-date out there, but do not let that influence your decision. Her desserts are delicious and she is truly a ...
We scheduled a last-minute tasting with her less than a month before our wedding after our previous baker stopped responding to us. What a blessing in disguise. Tahoe Cakes by Grace came recommended by our planner and venue.
After the tasting, we ordered a bigger cake than originally planned because her samples were THAT good. The middle layer was lemon with raspberry and Italian buttercream filling. The top and bottom were almond with chocolate custard cookie filling. The outside was traditional buttercream. Not a single slice was left after the wedding (minus our saved top layer). We also got “dirt and worms” as our dessert for those who were not big cake fans. It managed to be all over our two-year-old ring bearer’s face, so it must have been good!
We heard so many great things about the cake. Even our photographer told us he did not like cake, but enjoyed ours!
On the wedding day, Grace went out of her way to find me when I was hiding before the ceremony and had nothing but kind words to say.
Thank you, Grace! Whenever Thomas and I are in South Lake, we will be sure to stop in to say hi and take something sweet home :)
Reviewed On 8/17/2019 by Chrissy F
I having nothing but amazing things to say about Tahoe Cakes By Grace!! Grace and Elizabeth did an amazing job at our wedding. The tasting with Grace was fabulous!!!! We gave a few ideas of treats and candy that we love and she ran with it. She...
gave us the feeling that if we could dream it she could make it!!! Both Grace and Elizabeth were incredibly helpful and flexible with choosing desserts throughout the process. I am so glad that I had them come out and do the set up/staging too because my table looked absolutely stunning!! I had 85 guests and a 300 piece dessert bar with different tasty treats because well dessert is my favorite so why not go for it, am I right?! Everyone told me that I had perhaps ordered too much however my dessert bar was obliterated at the end of the night. There was nothing left! My husband and I were actually sad because we never got to eat any because my guests were as obsessed as I was at the tasting!!! We were married 2 weeks ago and I am still hearing from my friends and family about the amazing cupcakes, cookies etc. If you love delicious treats I highly recommend Tahoe Cakes By Grace!!!!!!!!!!!! Loved them every step of the way!!!
Reviewed On 6/26/2019 by Kathleen L
Grace did a beautiful job on our wedding cake! We had so many compliments on not only the appearance but also on how great it tasted. We sent an inspiration photo, and she made it happen beautifully! I would recommend her to anyone!
Reviewed On 6/02/2019 by Martha P
Grace was the sweetest and was so helpful and awesome to work with! We went with champagne and buttercream cupcakes and our wedding cake was small but it was perfect and what I had pictured it. although I only had one slice of my cake and I did...
nt get to try the cupcakes because bride duties it was still amazing from what I heard. Definitely the best in Tahoe.
Reviewed On 11/14/2018 by Lauren R
Grace was very easy to work with, we met with her over the winter and knew we wanted to go with her after sampling the cakes. We loved the cake and cupcakes and so did the guests.
Reviewed On 9/30/2018 by Jeena A
Grace makes the BEST cakes and cupcakes!!
I absolutely hate wedding cake - so when it came time for my own wedding, it needed to be good. Tahoe Cakes by Grace was recommended by our reception site, and we were not disappointed! On our fir...
st stop in, we were so lucky to be able to try the most delicious beet cake with chocolate ganache frosting.
Grace worked with us every step of the way and was flexible in incorporating our ideas. On top of the service, the cake and cupcakes were DELICIOUS!! We had hardly any cupcakes left, and they were promptly eaten at our post-wedding brunch with our friends wanting more.
My friends, family, and I now have a new Tahoe tradition - a stop by Grace's to pick up cupcakes whenever we are in town!
Reviewed On 8/22/2018 by kathryn w
Grace was amazing and so helpful along the way. Very kind and patient vendor. Thanks Grace! The Grahams
Reviewed On 8/07/2018 by Courtney V
We didn't want an extravagant wedding cake that costs $1000, there was no way I was going to pay a lot for cake. We just wanted a delicious cake that everyone could enjoy. We sat down with Grace and told her what we had in mind and she didn't t...
hink we were crazy or cheap for not wanting a stereotypical multi tier cake. We only had about 60-65 people at the wedding so we went with a large square sheet cake and it was amazing. She put some flowers on top for color and it was perfect. We loved her cake so much, we also purchased 3 dozen cupcakes for our rehearsal dinner dessert..and oh my god..so good. Grace is known throughout South Lake Tahoe, so much so that on the morning of the wedding, the hair dresser came my house to do my hair and she spotted the cupcakes on the table and asked if those were from Grace! I thought that was so great! My one regret from the wedding was that I only got one little piece of cake. My plan on eating leftovers the morning after was ruined after my new husband sat on the box full of cake on the ride home from the wedding and ruined it all!! Use Cakes by Grace, you'll love her and the cakes!
Reviewed On 8/03/2017 by Kendall S
Best cupcakes, ever!! We decided last minute to change up our dessert table for our wedding and decided we wanted cupcakes. I contacted Grace about 3 weeks before our wedding. She was slammed but squeezed us in.. and we are so happy she did. Th...
e cupcakes were a huge hit and everyone loved the flavors!
Irish Car Bomb
The Irish Car Bomb and chocolate were the first to go! The Irish Car bombs especially were a big hit! The cupcakes are so flavorful but light and not overly sweet. Seriously- the perfect cupcakes!
Grace even delivered our cupcakes to our venue (Lakeview Lodge - Heavenly) And since she did a wedding the day before at our venue, she delivered our cupcakes then and Heavenly stored them for us.
The prices are very fair and reasonable for the cupcake world.
I highly recommend Cakes by Grace!
Reviewed On 9/14/2015 by Teresa H
Grace made the most scrumptious wedding cupcakes! I would use her again in a heartbeat. A few notes: She responds more quickly to phone calls than emails, especially when things get busy over the summer. Your wedding order cannot go down in siz...
e or price once you've booked her; it can only stay the same or go up. She has a variety of stands that could fit many styles. The cupcakes were iced beautifully, like rose petals. Since I was having a destination wedding, she worked with me over the phone to come up with different flavor combinations that were delectable. The cupcakes were arranged beautifully by the time I got to the venue, and she coordinated with my florist to make a stunning floral cake topper. Another side note: cupcakes were much more affordable than a traditional cake.
Reviewed On 8/09/2015 by Amanda l
Grace did an amazing job with our cake. She was extremely helpful in determining what type of cake we wanted. The cake was delivered on time, displayed beautifully, and was delicious!
Reviewed On 7/14/2015 by Gwenevere D
You and your guest will go back for seconds...and thirds if they can! I order a 3 tier cake with 120 mini cupcakes. I only had 50 guests, so it was a bit of overkill, but my family, groom and I knew we would enjoy the leftovers. BUT there wer...
e hardly and leftovers at all! We had half of our third & second tier left (saved the top tier for our 1-yr) and we only had about 40 cupcakes left!
I HIGHLY recommend having your cake done by Grace. Her and her team are efficient and will definitely make the end of your night that much more enjoyable.
Reviewed On 11/18/2014 by Elizabeth h
Soooo good, display wasn't what we talked about. Taste amazing and also gluten free options. So I got over the display.
Reviewed On 1/28/2014 by Kristin K
Cakes by Grace did a beautiful job on our cake, and we ordered it a week before. Great service!
Reviewed On 8/01/2013 by Kristina R
Grace and her daughters were by far the right choice for our wedding cake!
Grace was our third and last stop for bakers for our wedding cake and we couldn't have been more impressed. Not only were Grace's prices waaaayyy better than competit...
ors, but she was so personable and friendly that she made choosing her to work with easy. Grace only uses natural ingredients, which you can taste the quality. We decided on a white-chocolate cake with fresh strawberry filling, red velvet cake with cream cheese filling, and a triple chocolate cake with a chocolate ganache filling, all of which were amazing. After the tasting, my husband and I couldn't stop bragging about how delicious the cake was and couldn't wait to eat it at the wedding.
At the wedding, Grace made everything so stress free at Edgewood, leaving me to worry about other things. All of our guests loved the cake (most had multiple pieces) and the presentation couldn't have been more beautiful.
Definitely work with Grace if you're looking for someone to make a delicious and beautiful cake!
Reviewed On 10/27/2012 by Keri S
Grace's cupcakes were amazing. From her tasting to the day of, she was wonderful to deal with. The variety she offered was great. We had almost 100 cupcakes more than our guests and they were all gone by the end of the night. Try the vanilla cu...
pcake with chocolate chip cookie dough in the middle. What?
Reviewed On 9/10/2012 by erica m
This cake was AMAZING!! I originally wasn't going to have a cake, but then me and my husband talked about it and decided we did want one. We waited pretty much to the last minute to order one so we called at least 5 different bakeries and no on...
e could do a wedding cake on such short notice. Then we came across Cakes by Grace and contacted her she was so sweet and helpful. She told me she could do the cake and we were so happy it was possible(less then 3 weeks before the wedding). She communicated so well to make sure we got the cake perfect!! She took my photos I had emailed to her and made our cake a picture perfect cake. I would definately get a cake from her again!! Plus it was delicious!!!
Reviewed On 9/02/2012 by Samantha S
Grace was on the recommended vendor list for Zephyr Cove Resort. We decided to go with her because she had many flavor options and she does cupcakes as well, which is what we wanted for our Sunday brunch reception. We also got a small round c...
ake for us to cut during the reception. The cupcakes were so delicious, all of our guests loved them!
I deducted a few stars from service because it was sometimes difficult to get a hold of her. Also, she did not decorate the cupcakes like we had discussed, they were just left plain with white frosting. However, the round cake was decorated beautifully. It was all so yummy though I'm willing to let the negatives slide!
Reviewed On 10/09/2011 by Monica A
I had planned my destination wedding in three months. I live in the Bay Area and our wedding location was to be in South Lake Tahoe. Finding a cake was particularly hard since we would not be able to meet and have the typically cake testing. ...
After checking online at different reviews I found Grace from "Cakes by Grace". She was a dream! She was always easy to get in touch with (phone and e-mail) and was able to accomodate my husband's particular carrot cake requests. The day of my wedding the cake was delivered and set up perfectly! Not only did it look exactly as the picture I sent but tasted even better then I would have ever imagined. Thank you Grace!!
Reviewed On 9/06/2011 by Michelle P
Grace made me my dream cake! I found a picture in a magazine and she made it to perfection. And the taste was also outstanding!
Reviewed On 4/19/2011 by Meagan F
I am torn with this review. I loved working with Grace because she is so incredibly sweet, and she makes the most AMAZING cakes I have ever tasted! The quality of cake cannot be surpassed!
The challenge with working with Grace is that she re...
quired a lot of follow up....A LOT. Wait...A WHOLE LOT. I kept having to remind her what type, shape, flavor, etc. cake I had ordered for the wedding. Invoices would be wrong, and I would email her back to let her know the corrections, and she would send it back to me completely wrong in a totally different way. It took 4 or 5 tries to get the invoices correct. It was as if she had no idea who I was or what cake I had ordered.
In the end, Grace is an incredible baker!! She just needs a business manager or a secretary to handle all of the paperwork. If you can tolerate sending the same information over and over and over again, and reminding her what kind of cake you ordered...use Grace...it is worth it for the incredibly delicious cake you will have at your wedding!