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4.8 out of 5.0
Reviewed On 3/28/2023 by Alaina M
Wanda was a joy to work with. Our cake looked exactly as we envisioned it and it tasted INCREDIBLE! The only left overs we had were our top anniversary tier. I HIGHLY recommend Wanda.
Reviewed On 7/30/2019 by Bethany W
Absolutely beautiful wedding cake! Gorgeous design at a great price! Wanda was willing to make changes a week before the wedding and was very accommodating. The cake was delicious and everyone was talking about the beauty and taste.
Reviewed On 6/09/2019 by Krystal G
Wanda was such a pleasure to work with. She is a sweet, genuine woman (no pun intended).
We wanted a bit of a unique wedding cake that involved our dogs. She nailed the theme. We changed ideas several times and she rolled with our design chan...
ges and nailed it. The cake was delicious, delivered early and in perfect condition.
We are so glad we hired Wanda and would highly recommend her.
Dog sculptures in the photo are from Etsy. The paw prints were created by Wanda using a mold from Etsy.
Reviewed On 5/22/2019 by Cathy W
LOVED the cake. The florist was supposed to attach the fresh flowers to the cake but that task fell to Wanda. It was exquisite. It tasted fabulous as well. I would highly recommend her
Reviewed On 3/06/2019 by Melanie D
Wanda is amazing. She knew exactly what we wanted and did not disappoint. All of our guests said that the cake was beautiful and really good. Wanda will listen to you and she will make sure the cake is everything you want for your special day. ...
It's no surprise she has award winning cakes.
Reviewed On 7/10/2018 by Emily B
Wanda is a gem in this industry. She was recommended by our venue (Heritage Hunt Golf Club) and was exactly what we were looking for! The cake was absolutely delicious and everyone at the wedding was praising it. All the options we tried at ...
our tasting were great. We had even tasted a slice she had frozen prior to our appointment and we couldn't tell... and all her example cakes were beautiful, with lots of options. Considering this, she's one of the best values you will find in northern Virginia. The price was very reasonable, and she was able to work with us to get us the cake we want in our budget. Not to mention she's such a fun and welcoming person! We absolutely would choose her again if we were able to do it all over.
Reviewed On 11/13/2017 by Mike B
Holy moly, Wanda is just THE BEST!!! From the very first steps of contracting and the tasting, Wanda was so patient with all of our questions and kind! Everything is operated out of her home, and it feels like a very personal experience! The ca...
ke was out of this world, and more beautiful than we ever could have imagined!!! Wanda, we cannot thank you enough for everything you did for our big day! If you're looking for a cake for any occasion, this is your gal!!
Reviewed On 10/21/2017 by Lindsy L
My husband and I really enjoyed working with Wanda. Besides just being a genuinely nice person, Wanda is very easy to work with and knows how to make cakes that are both tasty and works of art. She responds to emails promptly and is not afraid ...
to give her opinion when her client is equivocating on decisions. Wanda was also flexible in customizing a cake flavor for us--spiced rum. I was not disappointed that some guests left before the cake cutting because the leftovers were delicious! Even a week after the wedding, the leftover Kahlua/chocolate chip cake w/raspberry filling was still moist and flavorful! I typically think that fruit fillings are disgusting, but her pineapple and raspberry fillings completely won me over.
I got so many compliments about our cake, which was executed exactly as I envisioned. Several people commented that Wanda's was the only fondant they've ever liked. A relative that is also a professional cake decorator praised both the taste and the decorating. Last but not least, Wanda's pricing is an incredible value in such an expensive area. It was nice that she didn't charge extra for fondant (as most local bakers do) and her delivery fee was also reasonable. We look forward to going back to Wanda for an anniversary cake!
Reviewed On 10/18/2017 by Christine L
I found Wanda's Cakes through my reception venue. I got the chance to taste her cakes at an open house at my venue, and then when I had my tasting as well. Wanda offers a great variety of cake and filling flavors, and you can do any combination...
you want which is great. I had a 3 tier cake, each tier with different cake and flavor fillings. All were delicious! My favorite was the chocolate and yellow cake with the fudge center. In addition to the taste, the design was also beautiful! Wanda worked with me to figure out exactly what I wanted, and she even ordered extra sugar flowers for me in a specific color to put on my cake. She also provided the lovely silver base so the cake was sitting on something nice. We met 2 times: first for the tasting and design talk, 2nd to finish up the design talk. The only thing was that she put our meeting time on her calendar wrong so was surprised I was there, but she was very accommodating and saw me anyway. Overall great service and delicious, stunning cake!
Reviewed On 9/14/2017 by Ashley S
Wanda was wonderful to work with! She has over 20 years of experience creating custom wedding cakes. She is affordable and has tons of ideas for the indecisive bride and groom. Wanda genuinely loves what she does and it shows in her work. I hig...
hly recommend her for the budget-conscious couple.
Reviewed On 7/27/2017 by Amanda G
I met Wanda at an Open House at Chantilly National Golf Course and after that I knew I had to get a cake from her. She is such a doll and great to work with. I gave her a picture and vision as to what I wanted and she deliverers exactly the cak...
e I wanted. Not only are her cakes beautiful but reasonably priced and delicious. Many people at our wedding complimented how delicious and beautiful the cake was. Highly recommend her for your event, especially wedding. Thanks for making our day special and beautiful!
Reviewed On 6/17/2017 by Elizabeth C
What a spitfire; this woman knows cakes. We made a last minute decision to get a formal wedding cake, and we were recommended to Wanda. We tasted her cakes, and didn’t go anywhere else after that. She had a pile of photo albums from her decades...
in the business to help give you ideas of what you might want, but was flexible on design. Good prices, great cake (the carrot cake was out of this world!!!). We would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a baker!
Reviewed On 6/07/2016 by Kelly F
Wanda's cake was a fantastic vendor to book through! Her cake was simply delicious and it was really gorgeous. She added a gorgeous lace detail and it was the perfect shade of blue that we asked for. We had so much cake left over and we are fre...
ezing it to eat slowly because we cannot get rid of it. Its too good!
Reviewed On 4/01/2016 by Elissa W
Wanda did an amazing job on our wedding cake! They are delicious and beautiful! She was wonderful to work with!!!
Reviewed On 9/03/2014 by Olga S
Wanda is just wonderful! We found her from the recommended vendor list provided by our venue, went to a tasting that was held at her house. She took her time to go through flavors, designs options and was on top of things. She has great sele...
ction, very pleasant to work with and her prices are not through the roof like most other places. At our second meeting we told her in more general terms of what we want, we didn’t even have a picture. What we saw on the day of the wedding exceeded any of my expectations! The cake was absolutely gorgeous, Wanda is very talented, she listened to my ideas and made it into reality. The cake tasted great, we had two different flavors and both were very yummy!
Reviewed On 6/03/2014 by MastiffGal18
Wanda made a beautiful and delicious almond cake with chocolate icing. My new husband and I can barely wait for our anniversary to eat it again!
Reviewed On 11/04/2013 by Alenah T
My wedding cake was beautiful! Wanda was very nice, and very responsive. I ordered my cake far in advance, and she was on time, the order was exactly right, and absolutely delicious. She had us over for a tasting and was more than helpful. e ha...
ve 250 people and there was plenty. She was great and we would definitely use her again!
Reviewed On 7/15/2013 by Greg T
She was wonderful the cake was awesome
Reviewed On 5/02/2013 by Patricia W
Wanda did our cake and it was absolutely beautiful and was so good! Everyone loved it.
Reviewed On 4/29/2013 by Lindsey K
Wanda was wonderful! I browsed through her photographs to get ideas, along with searching for photos online, and came up with a little doodle to illustrate what we wanted for our wedding cake. She was able to provide suggestions when I needed t...
hem and bring my vision to life!
On the day of the wedding, she was awesome and efficient. There's no need for worries if Wanda is making your cake - she's a pro!
Reviewed On 11/04/2012 by Katie R
Wanda did a fantastic job! Beautiful and it tasted great! The price was comparable to others we looked into. Delivered on time and it looked great! She does buttercream frosting instead of fondant if you want (which many we looked into only do ...
fondant now). The frosting tasted great and looked smooth as well.
Reviewed On 9/10/2012 by Rachel H
Wanda made our wedding cake and our groom's cake. The wedding cake was exactly what I asked for and it was DELICIOUS!! We did not stay at the reception long enough to eat the groom's cake but I got a Yankees cake to surprise my baseball fanatic...
husband--she had not done a Yankees specific cake before--it looked so neat!! And the hubs absolutely loved it. All of the guests said it was amazing. Thoroughly impressed.
Reviewed On 7/21/2012 by Danielle D
Our wedding cake was absolutely beautiful and was so delicious!!! Wanda is so professional and wonderful to work with! She is an expert and we are so happy to have found her!
Reviewed On 6/13/2012 by Lindsey J
Wanda did my cake for my bridal shower and wedding. Both cakes were incredible! She was so easy to work with in finding a design for my wedding cake. People are still telling me how great the cake was!
Reviewed On 5/29/2012 by ASHLEE L
Wanda's cakes are the best around! Beautiful cake and tasted wonderful! Set up early and all was ready and perfect when needed! Comparable pricing.
Reviewed On 4/24/2012 by Veronica H
I got so many compliments on my wedding cake! Wanda did such a good job, she really made the cake exactly what I wanted. Great service and professional!
Reviewed On 11/13/2011 by Lindsay L
Loved Wanda's cakes! They are delicious and affordable! Wanda is a true professional and does great work. She also doesn't nickle and dime you over every little extra on the cake (different flavors, some design etc.). We tasted at several place...
s and Wanda was by far the best. USE HER!!
Reviewed On 11/02/2011 by Mary Beth G
The cake was amazing and beautiful.
Reviewed On 10/11/2011 by Jessica G
I worked with Wanda for my wedding cake and she is amazing! She was extremely flexible in her meeting times and I was impressed with how many options she had for you to choose from. She saw our vision, worked with us on pricing and was so gre...
at to work with. She was very friendly and really knew her stuff. I would recommend Wanda to anyone, whether it's for your wedding or even just a birthday....she's a true professional who knows what she's doing!
Reviewed On 9/15/2011 by Nicole B
Wanda made our wedding cake and it was ok. The best part was the decorating, which was exactly what we asked for and turned out very nice. The cake itself was a little dry. She's a little unprofessional, but not rude. We never received an invoi...
ce, e-mail, or phone call to notify us when our payment was due. No communication whatsoever. Then she sends an e-mail the week before our wedding stating that it was PAST due. Not nice to do to a bride so close to her wedding date! Plus she works out of her house so you have to be comfortable with that. The cake wasn't that important to us, so in the end it was no big deal. If the cake is very important to you, then I would recommend spending a little more money for someone better.
Reviewed On 8/13/2011 by Erika G
We liked Wanda when we first met her. You could tell she was organized, professional, knew what she was doing, and made great cakes. What we liked most about her, however, was her flexibility. We anticipated a certain number of guests at our we...
dding, but the real number was a lot lower than what we thought. We had already designed our cake, and we knew it would now be too big. But Wanda was great with us in his regard. She managed to keep the same look of the cake with only a slight redesign. She completely catered to our situation. And of course the cake was delicious, and we can't wait to dig in to the cake again next year!
Reviewed On 7/10/2011 by Lauren L
Wanda allows you to choose whatever you want in regards to the look of the cake. She has several options when it comes to cake and filling flavors which is great. I was very impressed!
Reviewed On 11/18/2010 by Vicky R
We used Wanda based on some recommendations and we were not disappointed in how beautiful the cake was or how delicious it was. She did a wonderful job on the appearance of the cake and everyone raved about how good the cake tasted (we did one...
layer of almond and another of chocolate) but her price was a bit steep. Luckily we didn't have to pay for the delivery because of a deal she had with our reception venue because we wouldn't have been able to afford her if the cake had cost anymore!
Reviewed On 10/19/2010 by Katie K
Our wedding cake was wonderful. Wanda helped us so much with the design and we couldn't have been happier. All the guests raved about how great the cake tasted.
Reviewed On 8/26/2010 by Jennifer L
Wanda did a great job. Not only was our cake beautiful, but it tasted great. Many of our guests thought the cake was delicious. Wanda provided a lot of attention to detail and responded quickly to all our requests.
Reviewed On 8/25/2010 by Jessica R
I had always dreamed of a chocolate frosted cake and Wanda made my dreams come true. She made a chocolate cake look so elegant and taste SOOO GOOD! We had almond and chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream and chocolate fondant. The cake ser...
ved 90 guests and not a morsel eas left after the wedding! My guest are still complementing the cake!
Reviewed On 8/09/2010 by Joanna W
Wanda was so easy to work with - she listened to exactly what we wanted, and had some great suggestions. Our cake turned out beautiful, we absolutely loved it. And the prices were great. Highly recommended!
Reviewed On 6/29/2010 by Joleen F
I take partial fault for my cake. I really did change the style from our original contract but picked one she basically had set up as a sample for my final choice (thought this was simpler) It ended up being absolutely nothing like i had reque...
sted but it was really good. She's such a sweet lady and extremely affordable and I was really happy to use a local family vendor for parts of my wedding.
Reviewed On 5/10/2010 by Jennifer W
Reviewed On 5/10/2010 by Linda G
friendly and made us feel that she understood what we wanted in a cake. Lots of cakes to choose from in photo album. delicious flavor to cake and frosting.;cake did not look anything like what we had described and pointed out in her book. Top l...
ayer of the cake was totally something different from what we had thought that we were getting. Cake was boring when it was supposed to be decorated. Tasted good though but we wanted one that looked beautiful too.
Reviewed On 5/10/2010 by Katie M
She was very flexible and worked with us to get the design exactly the way we wanted it.
Reviewed On 5/10/2010 by Shalini H
Wanda is a very nice woman. She does cakes out of her home, and is very talented. Her prices are VERY affordable (about $3.75/slice) which is MUCH cheaper than other bakers I found in the area. The cake was beautiful.;Wanda didn't have much ...
selection when it came to sampling the cakes. She only gave us a piece of yellow cake, 1 frosting type, and 2 fillings. The cake itself, while it looked gorgeous, was a bit dry....but for the price, not a huge deal!
Reviewed On 9/09/2007 by Shana P
Reviewed On 8/27/2007 by Rebecca M
We just adored Wanda and our cake!! This was another area where we decided to cut cost and have a very simple design - she met our needs, our budget, and our palate!!