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A Piece of Cake & Desserts

Tampa , FL
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Silvermill Plaza, 11284 West Hillsborough Avenue
Tampa, FL US 33635 (map)

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ABOUT US

A Piece of Cake, "Every day is an Opportunity for a Sweet Ending"

A Piece of Cake prepares customized wedding cakes and cakes for any event you may be celebrating!We also... Read more
A Piece of Cake, "Every day is an Opportunity for a Sweet Ending"

A Piece of Cake prepares customized wedding cakes and cakes for any event you may be celebrating!We also prepare cake pops as edible favors, table seat assignments, and sculpted for any event.

Push up pops that are made with cake, cookies, brownies. Also makes great favors or a switch from the typical wedding cake.

We custom make candy bar, dessert bar stations, all types of wedding cookies, cupcakes, cake pops, push up pops for any event.

Feel free to visit us on the web at www.cakestampa.com.

A Piece of Cake & Desserts

11284 West Hillsborough Avenue

Tampa, FL. 33635

Silvermill Plaza

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INFO FOR WEDDING CAKE

Besides cakes, what other types of desserts do you provide?
Cookies, Cupcakes, Dessert Buffet, Fruit, Groom's Cake, Pastries
What additional services do you provide?
Consultations, On-site Delivery, On-site Setup, Pickup, Tastings
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Organic, Vegan
Do you provide customary cakes, such as Croquembouche?
Yes
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes
Do you offer private tastings or open house tastings?
Private consulatations
What are your tasting hours?
By appointment only
 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9-1pm, Tuesday evening 4-6pm, two Saturdays per month
Describe how you price, such as by slice or by tier, for your cakes?
Priced by the slice
Does the price include the top tier of the cake?
Price or servings include top tier
Do you offer custom cakes, or do you work with pre-designed styles?
We offer custom cakes, replications, and much more
What (if any) special ingredients, such as fresh fruits or farm-fresh butter, do you use in your cakes?
We offer organic, gluten free, sugar substitute, eggless, dairy free
On average, how far in advance of the event do you prepare the cake?
1-2 days
How many cakes do you schedule for a typical weekend?
5-8
Will you work with the client's florist to garnish the cake?
Yes, but suggest sugar flowers so not to cross contaminate the cake with pesticides, chemicals, etc...
What (if any) cake accessories, such as a cake stand or cake cutter, do you rent out?
silver plateaus, fabric cake stands, cupcake stands
Do you offer delivery? If yes, how much is your average delivery fee?
$50.00 for delivery

REVIEWS

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Wedding:
3/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Excellent service, product exceeded my expectation. I gave my mom a 80th red carpet birthday party. I chose the wedding package, because my mom never had a wedding.since I am from new jersey...I looked up bakeries in tampa., since that is where the part was bein held. I looked at reviews, and I decided to give piece of cake a chance. I am glad I judged her based on the caring attitude on the phone. Laurie took an interest in my mom party as though it was her own mom, he had never meet me, just the phone and e/mail. she invited me to come to tampa, and check out what she was offering, so I flew to tampa, and was greeted with a hug. smile and she explained what she would do for me. she listen, took notes, and went over what we discussed. her office was very inviting, clean...and she had lots of empathy for what I was doing. The cake exceeded my guest expectations, and they asked who did the desserts. the desserts disappeared so fast....I am glad I gave laurie a chance......so if you are looking for sweets in the tampa area, please call laurie at 813-510-4907.....my affair was 03/15/2014

thank you
IDA JONES 04/08/2014
PISCATATWAY , NEW JERSEY
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Sara
Wedding:
12/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Laurie did an amazing job with our wedding cake. It was beautiful, exactly what we wanted, and tasted delicious!!
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Londy
Wedding:
12/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Great Cake! My guest loved it some having several pieces! I wanted a simple elegant design she nailed it! I used L&L events for draping and lightning and they were easy to work with had a lot of options, really liked him.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Rentals & Photobooths
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Ashley
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Awesome job! I wanted a unique cake and she made it happen! Thanks again! Absolutely recommend!
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Virginia Lynne
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
My wedding cake was not only delicious, but absolutely beautiful and totally on point stylistically. This is saying something considering I didn't know exactly what I wanted the cake to look like. Laurie is telepathic apparently, as her design, completely exceeding my expectations. Her design was classic with incredibly intricate Picasso Calla Lilly sugar flowers adorning the top and on each layer. Thanks to Laurie for making my wedding day so perfect. I recommend Piece of Cake 100%!!!!
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Kimberly
Wedding:
10/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Laurie was a great help from day one. Very easy going and willing to explore different avenues with my wedding cake. I ended up changing the cake a few weeks before and she was very accommodating. The cake came out beautiful..Just like the picture I had sent her!Tasted delicious! Couldn't thank her enough for her sweet ending!
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A Piece of Cake & Desserts responded with the following comments:

Thanks kimberly for the "sweet" review!!! Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness!
Laurie
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Marti
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
I have never been to a wedding where there was NO leftover cake... except my own! Every single person loved the flavor of my cake and groom's cake, and pleasing 350 people is NOT an easy thing to do! She made a beautiful Sylvia Weinstock inspired 7- tier masterpiece, and it was everything I ever dreamed I would have in a wedding cake. Not only was it beautiful, but it was absolutely the best cake we have ever eaten! Almost all of my guests shared my sentiments, and told us so as they were scrounging for the non-existent leftovers after the reception! I am so grateful for Laurie's patience and creative help through the whole process. She even tolerated a last minute change in the groom's cake!My mother and I have already recommended (most were upon requests after eating my cake!) to numerous family and friends, and I will never purchase another cake from anyone else as long as I am still living in the Tampa Bay area.
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Brooke
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Laurie with a Piece of Cake is amazing. Very friendly and professional. She takes the time to sit down with you and understand exactly how you want your cake made. From the flavor of cake and icing, to the color and specific designs. Her cakes are delicious and she has many different varieties to choose from! We had a vanilla cake with strawberry preserve and Bavarian cream filling, with butter cream icing. It was delicious!
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Shakira
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Working with Laurie was a great experience! She gave me exactly what I wanted in a cake and it was beautiful! Appx 10 days before the wedding I wanted to change the one of the flavors, but Laurie had already ordered the items for the cake. I wish I had known she needed it 2 weeks before. But it actually all worked out and we have heard rave reviews about the cake. Some people even had 2 slices it was so good. It was moist and tasty and exactly what we wanted. Thank you Laurie, you did a great job!
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Karen
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Laurie worked with us to make a beautiful and delicious wedding cake. She even accommodated my husband's request to have blue velvet. All of our guests were raving about how delicious our cake was. Highly recommend!
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Mitch
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Laurie at A Piece of Cake was not only personable, but courteous and professional as well. Her cakes exceeded the expectations of the bride, groom, family and friends of the couple. We ordered a grooms cake and a wedding cake, both of which were absolutely beautiful as well as delicious. Both cakes were delivered on time, as promised and with no interruption to the event. All of our interactions with Laurie were very professional. All of our questions were answered in a timely fashion and we found her to be very detail oriented. We would recommend A Piece of Cake to every bride in Florida!
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
We would recommend Laurie not just for a wedding but for any of your bakery needs. She made our rehearsal dinner Groom's Cake (a replicate of our Bulldog) and our wedding cake. Everyone at the wedding ate all of the cake, there was nothing left. :) She also was able to accommodate our gluten free needs. Finding a good, no amazing gluten free cake is difficult; but Laurie made the most amazing gluten free cake. She is awesome!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
I was so happy to work with A Piece of Cake. I had my heart set on a specific looking cake and was told by several other bakeries that I would not be able to get the cake I wanted in my price range. Laurie was able to make the exact cake I was looking for in my price range and it tasted amazing! It is about a month later and I'm still getting guests tell me how great the cake tasted.
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Meredith
Wedding:
4/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Thank you Laurie! Our cake was beautiful and delicious!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend A Piece of Cake for any bakery needs! For my wedding, Laurie (owner of A Piece of Cake) made a beautiful 4 tiered cake that was not only gorgeous but DELICIOUS as well! I have never been to a wedding and actually enjoyed the cake. EVERYONE was commenting in how absolutely delicious the cake was. I can't rave enough about how incredible the cake tasted. She also created a wonderful cotton candy station for my reception. All of her goodies were a huge hit! Be sure to book her for your event!
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Danielle
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Laurie was great! She made an amazing cake and it was seriously so good! I got the pineapple cake and its so crazy because i never thought i would have a pineapple filling at my wedding but it was SO good! I picked a piece of cake out or a list of providers for amici's catering and I'm so glad i did. i had seen them at a wedding bridal show and already loved the cakes i saw and tasted and then when i saw they were a provider for amicis i was sold! i knew exactly where i was going and I'm so lucky i did! my caked look amazing and tasted great too!
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A Piece of Cake & Desserts responded with the following comments:

Danielle,
Thank you for the wonderful review and we are very pleased that we could be a part of your special day!
All of our best!
Laurie
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Marie
Wedding:
3/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Laurie Cinelli with A Piece of Cakes did an Awesome job on our Cakes. She did our wedding cake and I surprised my new hubby with a cake that looked like a bottle of Hennessey with a cigar and a fishing pole, all the things he love. He was floored when he saw the cake he actually didn't want to eat it. Now that's a GREAT Compliment from him because he is hardly surprised. Tell her Marie HIGHLY RECOMMENDED YOU to her, She is FANTASTIC and her price can't be beat. I shoped around believe you me, I'm a savy shopper!
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Donna
Wedding:
2/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Laurie was amazing and so easy to work with. Approximately one month before the wedding, I added a "surprise" groom's cake, and it was a giraffe cake. You cannot believe how amazing this cake was! It looked like a real giraffe and was 3-D. The actual wedding cake was beautiful as well, and both cakes got amazing reviews...absolutely delicious!! You can't go wrong with this vendor. She was very prompt in responding to e-mails, and her prices are very reasonable compared to other wedding cake vendors. Make sure to contact Laurie. You'll be so glad you did!
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rebecca
Wedding:
1/26/2013
5.0/5.0
This might be one of the best cakes we have ever tasted! My now husband isn't much on cakes but once he tasted Piece of cake, cakes he was all in. Normally you see so much cake left over at wedding well not ours everyone commented on how good the cake was. She did a great job getting the cake to the venue, setting up the cake, and finishing up the cake with a design we picked that used fresh flowers and our custom cake topper. Thanks so much we really enjoyed your cake!
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Crystal
Wedding:
1/12/2013
5.0/5.0
My 3 tier cake, Lauried made as a replica of my dress and it was the most declicous cake I've ever tasted!!! Even ordering some valentines cupcakes from her for my husband and I to devour again. I have so many regrets of not stuffing my face more that day! :) Very moist and lots of delicous flavors. She definately know what shes doing. Highly, Highly, highly recommended.!!!!
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Melissa
Wedding:
1/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Laurie executed my vision for a deconstructed cake to perfection! We had a modern, vintage carnival themed wedding and the cake for this event had to be perfect given that there would be no icing to cover any flaws, just filling. It was GENIUS and GORGEOUS and it was perfect for our night! Thank you, thank you, Laurie!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Laura at a peice of cake was wonderful! She was very helpful and accomodating with the ideas we wanted. She also had some of the best prices in Tampa. I had many guests tell me that was the best cake they'd ever had. She does beautiful work, would definitely reccommend!
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Kerry
Wedding:
11/2/2012
5.0/5.0
We travelled in from out of town and never got to taste or see our cake until the reception. We'd found Laurie at A Piece of Cake online and requested a VEGAN cake which is always a gamble. We chose a three tiered lemon cake with raspberry preserves, and it was so good! Our guests couldn't believe it was vegan and my husband ate two pieces! The cake was beautiful and we couldn't have been happier.
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A Piece of Cake & Desserts responded with the following comments:

Kerry,
I am so happy that you were pleased with your vegan cake! I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors and thanks for the great review!
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Mary
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Laurie was so great to work with for my daughter's wedding cakes! Being my son-in-law is a firefighter, the bride and groom had an idea to incorporate his profession into the wedding cake and they wanted to have cupcakes instead of a traditional cake. Laurie came up with a fun and unique design with the cupcakes tiered to resemble a building, and used colors and "flames" to make it appear the "building" was on fire. The result was just what the bride and groom wanted!!

Laurie made several flavors of cupcakes for us to try a few months prior to the wedding, and we loved all of them! Laurie was so nice to incorporate many of the flavors for the different cupcake tiers, so there was a nice variety for the reception. She also made a wonderful grooms cake modeled from my son-in-law's fire helmet, and it not only looked perfect, she suggested a cookie/brownie layered cake that was the hit of the reception! There wasn't a morsel left at the end of the night, and I still have friends who rave about that cake!!

I asked Laurie just a few days before a bridal shower for my daughter if she could make a small cake with her wedding colors, and it was beautiful and delicious!!

We were all so pleased with Laurie and A Piece of Cake, and we recommend her to anyone needing cakes or desserts. We wouldn't use anyone else!!
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Cassandra
Wedding:
10/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Alon did a fantastic job from start to finish. He furnished an array of cakes and flavors while I was in Florida (planned from out of state) and had a nice cake tasting for me. Considering how picky I am about cake and that I do not like chocolate cakes, I was excited at how well he nailed the creativity! The day of the wedding, he delivered the cake to the venue for us. The cake was beautiful! I'm only sorry that I can't leave a picture for it. Not only was the cake visually appealing, but it was DELICIOUS! Don't think twice... THIS is where you want to get your cake from.
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Marla
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Piece of Cake is honestly the best cake I’ve ever tasted and seen! Once we had our cake tasting, my husband and I were blown away. Laurie is awesome at what she does. I had ideas of what I wanted, and she drew it out and knew exactly how to make it perfect for us. When I saw the cake on our wedding day – it was perfect & beautiful down to the smallest detail. We are still getting compliments on how delicious the cake was. We couldn’t have been happier and will definitely use Piece of Cake again for future events. I would recommend her in a heartbeat. Thank you, Laurie!!
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A Piece of Cake & Desserts responded with the following comments:

Thanks Marla it was a pleasure working with you as well!!
I really appreciate your review and iwish you all the best in your future endeavors!!
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Stacey
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Laurie at A Piece of Cake was awesome! We went to our tasting and were able to taste a variety of flavors. She was excited to work with us and gave us exactly what we wanted. We did a four tier wedding cake with polka dots and our monogram on the third tier. She is very professional and responds to emails quickly. Our cake was included in our wedding package at the Grand Plaza. All of our guests loved the cake!! We made sure to get a piece at the wedding and it was delicious! Amazing job! I would order from them again for another occasion.
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Stacy
Wedding:
10/5/2012
5.0/5.0
FANTASTIC! That's all I can say. My only complaint is that I didn't have a big enough slice.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Working with Laurie at a piece of cake was just that "a piece of cake"!! She was so accommodating and really worked with us and our budget!! She was able to make the beautiful delicious cake we dreamed of for a price that we could afford. She was so easy to get in touch with and everything just fell into place. We are looking forward to getting more cakes from Laurie in the future!
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Sue
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Laurie is amazing to work with and so easy going. Our wedding cake was beautiful and tasted amazing. All our guests loved it. Some of them are still talking about how great the cake was. They are telling their friends that it was the best wedding cake they ever tasted. Thanks Laurie!!
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Stefanie
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Our cake was beautiful and looked like it was right out of a magazine. Not only did it look great but it tasted amazing. We got raving reviews from all our guests. Laurie was great!
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Gregory & Adoree
Wedding:
7/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Laurie was great to meet with before the wedding. She allowed us to taste several cakes and helped us pick out the perfect 3 tiered cake. She also helped us decide what type of flowers we could have our florist decorate the cake and table with. Since we had a destination wedding, she was easy to work with and was very flexible with our needs. She also offered great knowledge and expertise to make our wedding day "a piece of cake!"
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Bethany
Wedding:
7/8/2012
5.0/5.0
We loved our wedding cake! We had a great experience with Laurie from A Piece of Cake. Our cake was included in our catering contract with Amici's, so all we had to pay was a delivery fee and a very slight upcharge for some decorations. Buttercream frosting was included and Laurie was able to make our desired design using that. We had a modern look to our cake, and it came out exactly as we had described to her. Our guest were raving about the cake all night! We had a 4 tier cake, and she made each tier and different flavor/filling combination at no extra charge. Every tier was delicious! We would definitely recommend A Piece of Cake to anyone and we will be going back to them in the future. Laurie was very accommodating and helpful! They make a delicious cake!
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Tonya
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Laurie did an absolutely amazing job on our wedding cake and groom's cake. They were perfect!
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Clara
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
I am very, very particular about food, so when my original cake vendor (the only one I liked after four tastings) went out of business five months before my wedding, it meant I was not only going to have to find another quality vendor to step up to the task, but that I would be serving a cake I would not have tasted myself because mine was a destination wedding and I was not going to be in town again until the wedding weekend. The idea of not being to "vet" the vendor via a personal tasting really stressed me out! At the suggestion of my wedding planner, I entrusted A Piece of Cake and worked with Laurie entirely over email. It turned out to be pretty easy: I picked a design I liked and a few flavors that sounded good, and then crossed my fingers and hoped for the best. When my wedding day came, I have to admit I was a little nervous about my "unvetted" cake at first, but I didn't have to worry after all: The cake was perfect—beautiful and classy, and most importantly, DELICIOUS! I am so very thankful that Laurie came through for me! Not only that, she even beat the price of my original cake vendor that went out of business, so it ended up being a win-win situation!
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Alisa
Wedding:
5/10/2012
5.0/5.0
I could gush about the wonderful cake that we got from Laurie! The cake was kind of a last minute idea for me... I am actually from Canada and she was so helpful. I really wanted something different that I couldnt find in Canada. So I decided on doing push up cake pops in a stand and then having a small cake on top. There were so many different flavors to pick from! Once we got down there I had a meeting with Laurie and she was so nice and helpful. We got to try the flavors I picked and WOW! I wanted to bring her back to Canada with me. I kinda gave her creative pick on the cake she did and it turned out way better than anything I could've thought up! I would definitely recomend this company! The price was so great for what we got!
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Laurie it was an absolute pleasure working with you!!! My mom and I had such a good time with you! Our cake and dessert table could not have been more BEAUTIFUL!!! People are still talking about it and how delicious it was!! It was exactly what we wanted and we can't thank you enough!! You are amazing!
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lalanwatt
Wedding:
4/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Laurie made a dessert buffet for our wedding and it was incredible! When we went for the consultation she had so many great ideas and I was blown away by how everything turned out! My guests loved all of the desserts especially the push up cake pops!! Laurie is very talented at what she does and I would highly recommend her to anyone having a wedding in the Tampa/Clearwater/St. Pete area!! Thanks for everything!
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Deanna
Wedding:
4/7/2012
5.0/5.0
A Piece of Cake literally made my cake decisions a breeze. I found out about a Piece of Cake by sampling one of their cakes at White Closet Bridal. I immediately scheduled an appointment with them because their cake was delicious! Laurie was able to schedule an appointment and work with my tight schedule since I was only in town for the weekend. She listened to all the details of my wedding and sketched a cake design that fit within the look and feel of my wedding. Her pricing was very fair for the cake and the actual cake for my wedding was beautiful. And of course everyone talked about how delicious the cake was!
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melissa
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
I just wanted to take a moment to let Laurie know how AMAZING her wedding cake was. Not only did it look beautiful, but it tasted like pure heaven. Each of my guests that I spoke to after the event was raving about how absolutely delicious it was. I quote one of my guests as saying "it was the best thing I have ever put into my mouth!"

I had ordered a larger amount than expected guests as well as cut up the top tier, in liue of saving it. We boxed pieces to go and they were snatched up in moments. Days after my wedding, I am still craving more of her cake. I will be calling her to hopefully make me another when my husband returns home safely at the end of the year from the army!
I just wanted to take a moment to let Laurie know how AMAZING her wedding cake was. Not only did it look beautiful, but it tasted like pure heaven. Each of my guests that I spoke to after the event was raving about how absolutely delicious it was. I quote one of my guests as saying "it was the best thing I have ever put into my mouth!" I had ordered a larger amount than expected guests as well as cut up the top tier, in liue of saving it. We boxed pieces to go and they were snatched up in moments. Days after my wedding, I am still craving more of her cake. I will be calling her to hopefully make me another when my husband returns home safely at the end of the year from the army!
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Amanda
Wedding:
3/23/2012
5.0/5.0
I was a full Service Bride of the Rusty Pelican and my cake was included in my package. I used a piece of cake and the cake turned out fantastic and it tasted as good as it looked!!! She worked with us to get a pattern that matched the colors and the patterns of our centerpieces.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Laurie at A Piece of Cake came very highly reccommended to us. Not only did she capture our vision and theme, the cake was PHENOMENAL! She absolutely was great to work with!
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Anna
Wedding:
2/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Laurie at A Piece of Cake is amazing!! First, we had tons of fun creating our cake with her. She came up with a wedding cake that was different and fit our personalities to the 'T'!! She did everything she could and was very open to our special request when it came to the cake flavor and filling. It was not only absolutely delicious but gorgeous as well!! Not only did it have to be special since it was our wedding day but this will be featured on MTV 3 "Quiero Mi Boda". I can’t thank her enough for making our cake so memorable!!
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Alexis
Wedding:
2/11/2012
5.0/5.0
We used A Piece of Cake for our 2/11/12 wedding at the Rusty Pelican and the cake was beautiful and tasted amazing! Great value and great cake (the red velvet was unbelievable!). Definately reccomend!
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Lisa
Wedding:
1/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Laurie from A Piece of Cake provided an impressive dessert table consisting of cake pops, chocolate covered strawberries, dessert shooters, a cream puff tree, a black forest bundt with piping frosting as well as a two tiered wedding cake. Thank goodness Ben and I got to sample the cake flavors at our tasting because everything was so absolutely delicious that our guests gobbled it all up!! I have already recommended A Piece of Cake to friends of mine as well as purchasing a birthday cake in the shape of a scooter for my 13 year old brother in law. YUM!!!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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mandy
Wedding:
1/28/2012
5.0/5.0
beautiful work, we loved the cake and it tasted great, laurie is wonderful give her a call you will be amazed
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Janice
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
A Piece of Cake provided our cake pop favors, wedding cake and a special cake for my grandmother's birthday (presented at the reception). All were delicious and wonderful. The price was great, quality was amazing. Highly recommended!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Favors & Gifts
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nov4bride
Wedding:
11/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Laurie did an amazing job of recreating a cake I had seen in a magazine. We received many complimnents on how beautiful & delicious the cake was. I appreciated her honesty regarding flavors and size and there wasn't a crumb left as our guests went back for seconds!! She was very easy to work with and very responsive to my emails and questions. I was great to work with her as she took the stress out of this part of the planning process.
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Alecia
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Our cake was included in our package with the Grand Plaza Hotel, but that is not to say that we settled A Piece of Cake for our baker. My friend got married a year prior and used A Piece of Cake and I was impressed by the taste and look of her cake, so when I saw them on the list of preferred vendors for the Grand Plaza I knew we had to have them.

Our meeting with Laurie was very casual which I enjoyed. I brought pictures of what we wanted our cake to look like - she sketched out what the cake would look like and we sampled several of their delicious flavors.

On our wedding day I was blown away by how beautiful our cake was and even more pleased with how yummy it was!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Holly & Scott
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Laurie Cinelli from A Piece of Cake was absolutly wonderful to work with. Our cake was so beautiful and tasted absolutly wonderful!!! We had several several complimments on how wonderful our cake tasted!!!
Thank you Laurie!!!!
Holly & Scott
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Alexis
Wedding:
10/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Love A Piece of Cake!!! My wedding cake was gorgeous and tasted as good as it looks. It was moist, fresh and flavorful. I loved working with Laurie and can't wait to have another cake made by her!!!!
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We loved making your cake Alexis!! We are so thrilled that you were happy with everything and wish you all the best!
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ktucker
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Beautiful Cakes, can make it look exactly what you want. They are also delicious!!!!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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connor
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Laurie is wonderful to work with! She responds very fast o emails and the value for her yummy cakes is incredible. They are also very beautiful cakes. Thanks Laurie!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Laurie did an amazing job on our cake! Not only was it the best looking cake, it was the best tasting cake! I am very happy we chose "A Piece of Cake" for our wedding cake designer!
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Helen
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was delicious! Laurie offers a variety of flavor combinations. We had three different ones and our guests raved about all of them. The cake looked gorgeous. Laurie was able to take our vision and make it a reality. Thanks so much for doing an amazing job on our cake, Laurie!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Suheide and Terry
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was beautiful, I would recommend A Piece of Cake for your wedding cake. Laurie did a really good job on the wedding cake. She is professional and a pleasure to work with.
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Wanda
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
The cake was excellent. The presentation was beautiful and it was the best red velvet cake I have ever tasted.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Nicole
Wedding:
8/5/2011
5.0/5.0
I gave a piece of cake 5.0 stars because they deserve it! When my husband and I met Laurie for the first time to pick out our wedding cake we knew that she was the person to create our cake for us. She was very professional, but she was also personable and hilarious. Her cakes are delicious!!! I am not a big fan of fruit as a filling for cake but when I tried her blueberry buttercream filling... omg I was in love! We choose a 3 tier beach wedding themed cake. The top tier was the blueberry buttercream that we have in the freezer and will eat on our 1 year anniversary. She responds super fast to emails, and our cake was gorgeous. We received so many compliments and it was soo delicious. I recommend A piece of cake to anyone looking for a stress-free vendor that can make your dream cake come to life. Thank you soo much for everything Laurie!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
A Piece of Cake made me the most delicious cake I and many of my guests had ever eaten - and it was VEGAN! It was very difficult for me to locate a baker who would make me a vegan cake and Laurie did an amazing job. When I gave the first bite to my husband he could not believe it was vegan, nor could my guests. Everyone absolutely loved the cake and I cannot wait to eat the top layer on our anniversary. We got the vanilla cake, with strawberry filling and vanilla buttercream frosting. Laurie even handmade 2 kissing peacocks for the topper. It was beautiful.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Kate
Wedding:
6/10/2011
5.0/5.0
I give A Piece of Cake 5 out of 5 stars in every category because I could not have been more happy with my cake!! Laurie was easy to work with and very friendly. My cake was BEYOND any expectations and I am so happy I chose her to be a delicious part of my day! I can't wait until my anniversaries so I can have her recreate certain layers! Thanks again!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Waite For It
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
A Piece of Cake is truly in a league of their own when it comes to their wedding cakes. My wife and I tried a number of the top bakeries in Tampa and A Piece of Cake was by far the very best. Strawberry cake and passion fruit preserves and pineapple fillings along with butter cream and layers of goodness are all great things. I only wish my wife would have gotten more in my mouth, instead of all over my face during the cake cutting, but I would not have wanted a different memory and a different cake to embrace this magical day. Laurie and her team made this a very easy decision for us and I don't believe I will be able to wait for our one year anniversary to dive back into another piece. An absolute perfect 10!!!!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Mandy
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
We could not have been happier with our wedding cake. It was exactly what I had envisioned it looking like. We received many compliments on the cake at our reception. Not only how beautiful it was but how great it tasted. Many guests said it was one of the best wedding cakes they had ever eaten. I will definitely be using A Piece of Cake in the future for other events. The quality and design cannot be beat.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Allie Mondell
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
I got a cupcake wedding cake from A Piece of Cake! It was exactly what I wanted. There were plenty of options for cake types, and I was able to have 3 different types of cupcakes and carrot cake on top for the cake for my husband and I. It looked great and went perfectly with the rest of my reception decorations. Laurie was very nice and helpful with any questions I had.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Maria
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Laurie was great to work with. The cake was so pretty and even better, it tasted great. We knew Laurie's cakes were delicious after the taste trial, but the actual wedding cake was great, too, and we heard it from all of our guests. They made our grooms cake as well and it turned out so cute - Brutus the Buckeye! We got asked a handful of times who the baker was because both of the cakes were so good! I highly recommend a Piece of Cake.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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MegHunley
Wedding:
5/8/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are from Indiana and planned a destination wedding in St. Petersburg, Florida on May 8, 2011. Our whole planning process lasted about a year. We booked our wedding at the Grand Plaza Resort and had a list of vendors to choose from. We picked this vendor because of the outstanding reviews,pictures and resort recommendations. Unfortunately, we were unable to make it down to Florida prior to the wedding....which meant we were unable to meet the baker, try flavors and pick out designs. We found a picture on the internet and sent it to her....the day of our wedding, the cake was gorgeous!!!! It was the perfect size for our small wedding but resembled the picture to a "T"!!! The cake tasted amazing. We had used almond and chocolate flavors with a fondant icing. Completely amazing taste...so moist and rich, perfect!!! Laurie was always quick to respond via email so we really did not worry much!! We were so pleased with her services and creativity, I would recommend them to anyone!!!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Stacey
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
A piece of cake did an amazing job on my 4 tier monochromatic wedding cake. I wanted every layer to be a different texture and Laurie helped me come up with a design that was cohesive and beautiful. The result was stunning and was a one of a kind cake that really gave the vibe I wanted for our wedding. Each layer was a different flavor and we cut into every layer so we could taste all of the amazing flavors. (YUM!) The dulce de leche cake pop escort cards were a hit with our guests and they are still talking about them!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Jessica
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Our cake was delicious and beautiful. And Laurie was wonderful to work with!
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Wemmy
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Working with Laurie was a pleasure. We gave her our vision and she turned it into a masterpiece. She did the groom's cakse for the white party we had the day before our wedding and I have to say OMG... everyone is still talking about the cake. She made the cake with my husband's face(from his high school yearbook pic) and the wedding cake was just stunning. And ofcourse they both tasted heavenly. Since we lived in washington DC and getiing married in Tampa, we had to do everything via email and phone. Laurie was always attentive,responsive, professional and extremely nice. I will definitely use her over and over and over again
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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HeatherM
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Laurie did an amazing job on our groom's cake. She made an XBOX 360 that looked life-like. It was everything we had hoped for!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Angsumalin7
Wedding:
4/9/2011
5.0/5.0
I absolutely love it!! I'm a big fan of desserts and A Piece Of Cake was able to delivery exactly what I wished for my wedding. The wedding cake was absolutely beautiful and delicious. The desserts were so well presented and high quality. I have some left over from the wedding and now it's been over a week and they still taste good! All my guests love it, and I absolutely love it. You can't go wrong with A Piece of Cake.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Natalie
Wedding:
4/3/2011
5.0/5.0
this place is amazing! Laurie was so helpful. when we went for our initial visit she drew out the entire cake and was so creative and fun. we left some things up to her, and our cake was by far, one of the best things at our wedding. she also gave us tips on how to make the cake look beautiful on the table, like use a smaller table etc. I have to say I wasn't super excited about the cake before I met Laurie, and then it was one of the highlights for me at the wedding. Lastly, my sister is a cake snob....and she LOVED this cake. it was so sweet and yummy, you could tell it was made with all fresh and natural ingredients.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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TMAC
Wedding:
3/31/2011
5.0/5.0
I wanted something simple and elegant and Laurie made exactly what I was looking for. AND, it was the best tasting cake I have ever had. The almond cake with vanilla Bavarian cream icing was spectacular!
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Aureann
Wedding:
3/26/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was amazing. I brought in a picture and she knew exactly what I was looking for and made it a dream come true. When I saw our wedding cake...I had tears fill my eyes because it was like she got in my head and then made it into a cake. It was truly breathtaking.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Courtney
Wedding:
3/19/2011
5.0/5.0
A Piece of Cake was WONDERFUL! Her strawberry cake was absolutely amazing!! We were beyond happy with the look and taste of our cake. The price was very reasonable for the size of cake we had! Our guests raved about it!!

Also, A Piece of Cake has the best fondant I have yet to taste. It is incredibly good, which is unusual for fondant, and you actually eat it! (unlike most fondant). The look of my cake was perfect! I emailed her a picture and ..wa-la! It could not have been more perfect. Even up until a week beofre the wedding I was changing things and she was so understanding! When we went for our tasting, everything was decorated so cute! I truly felt like a bride and we left stuffed full of yummy cake!

I would suggest A Piece of Cake by far to any bride I come across! I cannot wait to eat my top tier! YUMMY!!
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Erin
Wedding:
3/12/2011
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding last weekend (March 12, 2011) and my wedding cake came out amazing!!! I only told Laurie a couple details I wanted for the cake because I was too overwhelmed and it came out better than I could ever imagine. I am so happy I went with A Piece of Cake! I don't live in the area and was basing everything off reviews and I'm so happy I went with them! Thanks for everything!!!
Erin
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Laurie and her team at A Piece of Cake were an absolute pleasure to work with. The cake was absolutely gorgeous and tasted great. Every person at our wedding commented on how beautiful and delicious the cake was. Laurie was extremely professional and just fun to work with - we appreciate everything she did to make our day so special. Thanks - Jess and Libby
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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GrandPlazaBride
Wedding:
3/6/2011
5.0/5.0
2 weeks before our wedding, our guest count dropped significantly enough that we had to revamp our menu in order to meet our minimum. It was great, since we got to go with one of the packages we had originally wanted(before our parents exploded the guest list... ). The new package actually included our cake! Since we hadn't yet placed our order, or made any deposits with our original baker, we called and cancelled that, and got in touch with the vendors our package would include.

Laurie, the owner of Piece of Cake, called me on her way to dinner within 24 hours of my email. We discussed a basic idea, some flavors, and she directed me to her website for some photos.
the photo were awesome! We were having a Great Gatsby theme, with peacock feathers and pearls predominately featured, and she had actually done a similar cake!
Within a few days, and only via email (we live in Orlando, the wedding was in St Pete), we had decided on a 3 tier rounded cake with an ivory buttercream, royal blue scattered peacock swirls, and a pearl detailing. We had a red velvet layer with vanilla bean buttercream, creamy vanilla with a chocolate buttercream, and marble with raspberry filling.

No pictures, no tasting-our choice, there just wasn't time- just the exact description above...
It was perfect!! And delicious! She even put edible pearls as little studs in the peacock swirls as a beautiful accent. Everyone talked about how delicious it was...and my family raved that the red velvet was almost as good as my late Grandmothers...which is the greatest compliment to any baker.

Highly recommended! Easy to work with, great to respond, takes your vision and enhances it. Oh yeah...and soooo yummy!:)
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Kelvin & Fontella
Wedding:
2/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Laurie made our dream cake! The cake, exceeded all of our expectations. Our family and guests are still raving about our unique, delicious and spectacular wedding cake. The presentation and taste of our cake was simply elegant and decadent. Laurie has asked for and received permission to have our cake displayed on her website. My wife and I find ourselves going to Laurie's web-page frequently just to take a peek at this work of art which was enjoyed by all.

Kelvin & Fontella
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Happy Bride
Wedding:
12/10/2010
5.0/5.0
A Piece of Cake did an extrodinary job on my wedding cake! I brought in a picture of my dream cake (it was done in different colors than I wanted). The dream cake was a $2,000 beauty. They made the exact same cake for me and the colors I wanted were done beautifuly. It was perfect and the price was beyond reasonable! Everyone loved it and it tasted delicious!!!!
Thank you so much Laurie and A Piece of Cake Team!!!!
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Staci
Wedding:
11/28/2010
5.0/5.0
No one has prompted me to writing this review but I feel it is necessary. We had gone to other wedding cake companies and none compare to this one! If you desire the most beautiful, moist and most delicious cake, you will call "A Piece of Cake". Laurie sat with me, listened to what I wanted and made suggestions to make it even better. It was delivered on time and displayed just beautifully before our wedding. Lastly, "A Piece of Cake" offers better than competitive prices. I will use this company for any and every occasion we will host in the future!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Erin
Wedding:
11/27/2010
5.0/5.0
I was recommended a few different vendors to design my cake for my destination wedding on Nov 27th/10 in Dunedin, Florida. Being from Canada... it was almost impossible for me to meet my vendors in person. As I contacted a few vendors, whether they were too busy to deal with me, or they just didn't want to... I didn't receive any phone calls back.... EXCEPT for Laurie at "A Piece Of Cake". Laurie answered all my questions quickly and was more than accomodating to help me out! I even changed cakes after a couple of weeks. We communicated solely through Email and 1 or 2 Phone Conversations. My Wedding Cake was everything I wanted and more... and the flavours were as per her recommendation, and I cannot wait to have our 1 year anniversary cake!

Thanks to Laurie and her staff for helping me design and make my Wedding Cake from all the way up here in Canada. It definately made the process of planning a destination wedding so much easier!
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Amy Firestone
Wedding:
11/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Delicious and beautiful! A Piece of Cake did everything I asked for and more:)
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Nancy
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Our daughters' wedding cake was beautiful and delicious. We had many compliments!
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dnathan
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Working with Laurie from A Piece of Cake was great! The cake turned out fantastic and tasted sooo good! Everyone loved it! I will definitely recommend their services to anyone and we will definitely be getting another cake from them sometime in our future - maybe for our anniversary!
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evie
Wedding:
5/6/2005
5.0/5.0
Thanks to A Piece of Cake, our wedding was a fabulous and romantic event. Laurie helped create a memorable experience for us and our guests that day. Compliments about the cake were overflowing from friends and family after the reception, during brunch the next day and even days later.

Laurie delivered impeccable service and the cake was divine!!! Charles and I cannot thank Laurie enough for her attentive service in the months prior to the wedding. We appreciate her being so accessible and willing to help with last minute details and requests.

I will gladly recommend A Piece of Cake to not only future brides, but for corporate events and other social gatherings.
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mrs.turk
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
When we tried Laurie's cakes, we knew that we didn't need to look anywhere else. They are so delicious and so moist. You can tell that it's made fresh. We loved that she offers so many different flavors, because it worked out perfectly for the concept we had for our wedding cake. It was great working with Laurie and I hope to use her services again in the future.
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Allison and Robbie
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Chef Laurie made the cake process so much fun. We tried many different cake venders, but from the time we walked into her kitchen we knew we found our cake chef! To start off, the process can be overwhelming and a lot of places where very pushy. However, Chef Laurie was so laid back, and excited to try any option that we brought up. If she didn’t have it, she would try and buy it, make it, or even borrow it. We were so unsure of what flavor fillings to use because everything tasted so good, so we used multiple fillings throughout our cake. Unlike many places we tried before, she even helped us find ways to save money. The night of our wedding, our cake was a focal point. The stand she provided along with the lighting we added made the cake really stick out. The groom’s cake was second to none. A fire helmet that people couldn’t believe was a cake. She was able to scan pictures of decals on the helmet and spray them onto the cake to make it even more customized and realistic. A year later now and she hasn’t for got us! We are getting a fresh cake to celebrate our one year, and relive the night that was so special to us. Amongst all of the stressful things of a wedding day, I can honestly say the cake was something I never had to worry about! If you’re looking for just a cake then go to Publix. If you’re looking for a true professional, someone you can trust, and someone who really take pride in their work, then A Piece of Cake is the place!
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Adriana
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
2- words.... MMMMMmmmmm DELICIOUS! Seriously though our cakes were superb! It was very easy to work with Laurie and her staff at her shop. She was accommodating and her creativity is greatly appreciated. I heard of A Piece of Cake through my venue and went in for our tasting. We were able to come up with a few creations until we found the perfect flavor, and in our case it was 3.. LOL so we decided to have 2 on our wedding cake and then use the 3rd for the grooms cake. Our grooms cake was Star Trek themed. The way Laurie interpreted the concept was awesome, & even though we had a simple wedding cake it did not take away from her attention to detail on it. Also the way the cake was displayed at the venue was great modern and elegant. All the guest raved about how moist and delicious the cakes were. Thank you! ~Adriana Shaw
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Brittany
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
The wedding cake was absolutely beautiful and exactly what we wanted, looked even more beautiful than we expected. All the cakes tasted so delicious and moist! The fondant and frosting flowers, ribbons looked and tasted great!! From the start of the first appointment up till the end, Laurie made us feel special and treated us with professionalism, responded quickly to emails and calls, provided excellent customer service, we highly recommend "A Piece of Cake" as your wedding vendor. We received alot of compliments from guests about how beautiful and how delicious the cakes were! Thanks so much!!
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Hayley
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
A Piece of Cake was wonderful! I got a beautiful wedding cake and grooms cake! Everyone loved it! I would totally go with A Piece of Cake they were wonderful to work with, I had no worries!!!
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Ksurynt
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Not only does Laurie with A Piece of Cake do absolutely beautiful work but she was so easy to work with and super flexible! Laurie really took the time to hear my ideas, and then helped me design the cake of my dreams. The day of the wedding, I had many guests tell me that it was the best wedding cake they had ever eaten! The cake was super moist and flavorful, whereas many wedding cakes I've tasted are dry and dull! Laurie also designed a dessert and candy buffet, and although by the time I got to it, it had been mostly devoured by my guests, the pictures of it were so adorable-it didn't even look real! Her homemade marshmallows, cream puffs and other confections were a huge hit with the guests, and like I said, beautiful too!! Her prices are super affordable! I would hire her again for any event that required sweets.
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matthew caron
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
The cake tasted amazing and looked beautiful.
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jlablueeyes
Wedding:
8/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Absolutely wonderful to work with. Laurie and her staff can make whatever you want come to life through cake. The best part is it tastes so good still, no matter what you've designed! We had the hexagon cake with buttercream and a chocolate ganache. It was stunning. The bottom was vanilla with a vanilla cream, the second layer was almond with cheesecake. So amazing. I was looking forward to a piece of cake when we came home from the honeymoon! I highly recommend A Piece of Cake, they are truly wonderful and do fantastic work for a very reasonable price. I couldn't speak more highly about what we received from them. The cheesecake pops we had for the grooms cake were so good too!
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Alison
Wedding:
7/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Laurie has done it again! Our wedding cake was amazing and exactly what we wanted. We originally thought that we would not be able to have a cake from a Piece of Cake, as our venue in Orlando provided a cake. After we went to the tasting in Orlando, we knew that we would do whatever it took to get our cake from here. We called her and she was sooo accommodating. It was cheaper to order our cake through her with delivery than it would have been to get the venue's cake to look the way we wanted it to. We have since ordered two more cakes through her for my Husband's birthday and my upcoming graduation. She is officially our cake lady!!!
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Raja
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Laurie, the owner of "Piece of Cake" did a wonderful job for us. Her attention to detail and her concern for what we wanted was great She wanted to satisfy us and she certainly did. She customized the cake and it was absolutely delicious and very beautiful.

We would recommend her with great assurance.
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Rsanchez66
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Our wedding and groom's cake were absolutely fantastic! The wedding cake looked beautiful and exactly as we had designed it together, and it tasted as good as it looked! The grooms cake was a great suprise...we were so confident with her capabilities that we just gave Laurie a few pictures and ideas and she suprised us with the actual design! We would recommend her to anybody!
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jenna1073
Wedding:
7/12/2010
5.0/5.0
The most delicious and beautiful cake ever! A last minute cake emergency brought us to A Piece of Cake, and we couldn't have been more pleased with the outcome! Thanks again!
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pat p
Wedding:
7/9/2010
5.0/5.0
We met Laurie Cinelli at one of the bridal shows and fell in love with her delicious samples! The wedding was held at the Rusty Pelican and she was just added to their list as an approved vendor. Laurie is fantastic. She is responsive, always answering her e-mails quickly. She met with us and designed a beautiful wedding cake, using our beach theme and adding a little extra touch for us with the LOVE sign from Center City, Phil. The cake was delicious and absolutely beautiful. It lit up the room. All our guests raved about the taste and the distinct design. You can't find a sweeter person than Laurie!!!
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Pam
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
WOW.... This vendor Mrs. Laurie Cinelli is the best, we still have guest asking for more wedding cake . Quality service and the professionalism on our Special Day was important to have and this business have what you need for the job..... "A Piece of Cake " you "ROCK" .... Thanks ! Thanks ! Thanks ! Land O Lakes, Fl
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Doodles
Wedding:
6/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was Awesome, and taste so yummy!! Everyone LOVED it!!! Will be getting all my cakes from there. Also the owner and staff are wonderful people to work with. They made my wedding that much more easier. Thank you again!!! Will be back in August for my birthday cake Love, Love , Love your cakes
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msalguero
Wedding:
6/23/2010
5.0/5.0
The moment we walked in the door and saw the cake we
were in awe! It was perfect Laurie did an amazing job. We got lots of complements about how beautiful it was. The cake was flawless and delicious.
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Lena Jones
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
OMG OMG OMG!!! Laurie and her team at A Piece Of Cake were GREAT!! Our wedding cake was wayyyy more then we expected it was soooo good and huge Laurie really did a great job with everything from the flavor of the cake, the decorating to coming and setting it up in good enough time before the reception started.. Laurie is a very sweet ladies and is really AMAZING at what she does she Knew what we wanted and made sure we had it..I will refer A Piece Of Cake to anyone and will be using them again soon..
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aladair
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Our cake came through a Piece of Cake via the Westin Harbour Island. I gave them absolutely no direction (except picking the flavors) and it turned out to be completely gorgeous. The cake decorator actually copied the design that was on our table runners to make beautiful scrolls on the cake itself. Totally beautiful, totally delicious. I am pretty sure that the guests devoured the cake, because there was nothing left!
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Melbox81
Wedding:
6/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Laurie/ A piece of Cake was wonderful. The cake and cake truffles tasted amazing. This is a great place to get a wedding cake from!
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marjorycagnina
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
My wedding was on June 05, 2010 and I was very impressed w/how my wedding cake turned out!! It was not your typical wedding cake. It really stood out. And that it was I was looking for. The guest all love the details of my cake & also enjoyed the taste. From the moment I sat down w/Laurie to discuss the cake I felt really comfortable w/her. I would recommend A Piece of cake to any future bride and also use them for birthday cakes as well.
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Suuz
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
Our cake was beautiful!! After showing Laurie a sample of my wedding invitation, she designed the cake to match it. It was perfect-very elegant. While I did not get to have a piece of the cake (except for a small bite when we cut the cake together) many guests complimented me on it (it had fresh berries in a buttercream filling).
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Wedding:
5/28/2010
5.0/5.0
Wonderful experience. Beautiful display and delicious cake. Very friendly and receptive to new ideas. Her designs are amazing and did I say delicious cake??!! We had 4 layers: pineapple, strawberry, vanilla bean and a boston creme. All of the guest raved at how neat the cake was decorated as well as how moist and fresh the taste was.
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caj
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
I was tremendously pleased with the quality and service of A Piece of Cake. We loved the flavors we chose, a different one for each layer. I brought a picture of my cake and they recreated it beautifully! There was not one crumb left, so I know it was delicious!
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New Bride
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Laurie at A Piece of Cake, in Tampa, did a fabulous job with my wedding cake and favors!!! The cake was absolutely delicious and my guests RAVED over the miniature-size cake truffles she made for the wedding favors! The design of the cake was exactly what my fiance and I wanted, and the flavor of the filling and the butter cream frosting was amazing! Laurie will definitely work with you to make your wedding cake exactly what you want for your big day!
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luckie326
Wedding:
3/27/2010
5.0/5.0
Laurie was a pleasure to work with. She has great ideas and is very flexiable. She made our vision of the perfect wedding cake come to life. :0) Not only was it beautiful. but it tasted absolutly delicious!! The cream puff tree and dessert trays were a great addition...that people are still talking about! Thank you, Laurie!!!
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jcatanza
Wedding:
3/25/2010
5.0/5.0
From the moment we met with Laurie at A Piece of Cake, we knew that we had selected the perfect vendor. Laurie treated us as though we were her only clients and took the time to understand what type of cake we were loooking for. The cake exceeded our expectations in design and taste and our guests thoroughly enjoyed it. We will certainly remember "A Piece of Cake" for all our special events going forward.

Thank you for designing and delivering a fabulous cake for our reception.

JoAnn & Fred (actual reception date 3/28/10)

Thank you so much for making our day special.
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sarahvb
Wedding:
3/6/2010
5.0/5.0
A piece of cake was so wonderful! The cake was perfect! And they have such affordable pricing. And it was delicious! Everyone loved it! Highly recommended! Thank you so much A Piece of Cake!

Sarah and Josh
3-6-10
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Lina
Wedding:
2/28/2010
5.0/5.0
Dear Laurie,

We just wanted to thank you so much for going above and beyond with our cake. It truely exceeded our expectations, and was absolutely gorgeous. We have recieved so many compliments, on not only how it looked, but how wonderful it tasted. Thank you so much for creating wonderful and lasting memories for us:)

Love,

Lina and Jackson Beauplan
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Rachel
Wedding:
2/27/2010
5.0/5.0
We ordered a cupcake wedding cake for our reception. When we arrived, it was set-up beautifully and was absolutely amazing! It was exactly how we had envisioned it...and delicious:) It's been over a month since our wedding and people are still talking about the cake.
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Dawn
Wedding:
12/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Laurie did an outstanding job on my daughters cake this weekend!!! everyone went back for seconds and thirds. The cake itself took our breathe away. She has great customer service you wont find anywhere else and the cakes are the best tasting I have found.
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elissaricky
Wedding:
11/28/2009
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved working with Laurie at APOC! She made our wedding and groom's cake. They both looked beautiful and tasted delicious! We would highly recommend A Piece of Cake!!!!
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jblue27
Wedding:
11/7/2009
5.0/5.0
I would suggest A piece of cake to anyone!! Laurie is so sweet and very professional!! she was the only person we found who would do a three tear cake in buttercream and it looked amazing!! All of our guests at the wedding where telling us they didn't even want us to cut it because it looked that good and they didn't want to ruin it by eating it!! i would use Laurie again in a heart beat!
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laragrace78
Wedding:
9/6/2009
5.0/5.0
The cake was beautiful and we received tons of compliments on it. We were very happy with the outcome. We highly recommend Laurie with A Piece of cake for your cake needs!!
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mrsalexander
Wedding:
8/29/2009
5.0/5.0
Laurie Cinelli was just awesome. We got married in August 2009 and were looking for a delicious and creative baker for our sand dollar-themed wedding and rehearsal dinner. Laurie took our vision and turned into a magnificent, moist, fresh creation. We loved our Hawaii 5-0 flavored cake with buttercream icing and our guests were left wanting more! Our sincere thanks to " A Piece of Cake" for being top notch professionals and making our wishes come to life!
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jen
Wedding:
6/22/2009
5.0/5.0
Laurie did a wonderful job with our ever-changing ideas and requests. Her weekend and after hours availability were a tremendous help. Since teh reception, I have placed orders for other functions and was impressed each and every time.
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Elisa
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Laurie from A Piece of Cake made my wedding cake and it was not only beautiful but delicious! First, I should say that I saw a picture of the wedding cake I wanted in a magazine. I thought the cake was fondant but learned it was all white chocolate which apparently is very expensive and hard to do. When I met with Laurie I didn’t even want to show her the picture because I was sure she wasn’t going to be able to do it for my budget. I ended up showing her the picture and she said she could totally make the cake without using white chocolate. I was so excited! The cake was more than I could have hoped for. It was gorgeous and so delicious!!! We intended on saving the top of our cake for our anniversary but it was so good that we ate the entire top the next day! Laurie is so nice and she really works hard to give you exactly what you want. I would recommend A Piece of Cake to everyone!!!!
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baskettif
Wedding:
5/23/2009
5.0/5.0
Laurie and Holly are both so amazing! I met with Holly first for the tasting and as soon as I tasted their flavors I knew my decision was made! I have never been a fan of fondant but she assured me that I would like the taste of their. She was right!! Everything about A Piece of Cake is AMAZING!! I went with a 4 layer cake of Chocolate Covered Cherry, Orange Blossom Mimosa, Pink Cadillac and Pretty in Pink. I got several compliments on the look and taste of our cake. I am so happy I went with A Piece of Cake and will be doing business with them for all future events!
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christine
Wedding:
2/21/2009
5.0/5.0
Laurie did an excellent job on my wedding cake & bridal shower cake! She was very pleasant & easy to work with. I gave her ideas/pictures of what i wanted & she made me exactly what I imagined. The cakes tasted fresh & very very tasty- we actually took home the leftovers & ate every last bite. I shopped around extensively for wedding cakes and found her to be the most reasonably priced without any sacrifice =) Several guests also loved the cake & asked for Lauries contact info which I gladly gave. I would definately recommend "A piece of cake"
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Laura
Wedding:
2/7/2009
5.0/5.0
A Piece of Cake was just that! A piece of cake to book, to meet with and to talk to! They were so flexible with what kind of flavor and decor I wanted on the cake, and on the cake table! They were so quick to respond to emails, and each email and conversation felt more like I was talking to a friend than a vendor! Thank you so much!
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jen
Wedding:
1/17/2009
5.0/5.0
Laurie with A Piece of Cake copied a cake off of a picture that my husband and I had seen online. I met Laurie at a local Starbucks to do the cake tasting. Although all flavors were great, we chose to have carrot, red velvet, and raspberry as our three tier flavors. The cake turned out so beautiful and tasted amazing. Our guests really enjoyed it. We are still receiving comments about how delicious it was. To sum it up, we had no cake left except for the top, which we ate most of, and decided to only freeze one piece for a year. That's how good it was. We even got some friends to choose A Piece of Cake as their vendor for their wedding cake. I will definitely refer them to anyone.
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Christina
Wedding:
12/13/2008
5.0/5.0
The decorations on the cake were beautiful! The colors were perfect. The cake had excellent flavor! Laurie was very thoughtful and professional. I would recommend her to anyone!
Christina
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jacksonmadison
Wedding:
11/29/2008
5.0/5.0
A Piece of Cake was great! My guests raved about how my cake looked and especially the taste. I loved the flavors that A Piece of Cake had to offer. The flavors were different and delicious. I would highly recommend A Piece of Cake to anyone!
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socksl
Wedding:
11/8/2008
5.0/5.0
The cakes are delicious and Laurie did a great job decorating it exactly the way I wanted.
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heba20032
Wedding:
10/31/2008
5.0/5.0
Laurie did a wonderful job! The only issue we had was that we ordered Amaretto sponge cake with buttercreamish icing and chocolate cake with cheescake icing, she mixed it up and hade the icings backwards. She did a wonderful job with the detail, it was a halloween wedding and we wanted a 4 tier cake with "blood" dripping off the top of each tier and black spiderwebs on the icing, wonderful!!
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rashade
Wedding:
10/21/2008
5.0/5.0
Everyone thought it was the best cake ever tasted.
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Jenabugg
Wedding:
8/8/2008
5.0/5.0
I had the pleasure of having my cake provided by this vendor and she did an absolutely great job! She worked with the flavors I wanted (which turned out to be amazing!!) and the design I had chosen. She was very down to earth and after our first meeting left me feeling confident that she would do a great job, and I was not let down at all. I would use her services again if I am ever in need of a cake!
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hetal
Wedding:
6/21/2008
5.0/5.0
We were very happy with our experience with A Piece of Cake and Laurie Cinelli. She was very accommodating, incorporating our wants and desires both in taste and look of the cake (indian wedding with each cake layer different).
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Laurie is a creative genious. She understood my vision within a few minutes of our consultation. She knew that I wanted a different unique creation that reflected my personality along with accents of my dress. She brought many delicious samples to our consultation and took the time to get to know me and my cake vision. She wasn't pushy or in a rush to get a deposit from me. She knew that finding a great cake vendor was not an easy task and didn't rush me into making a decision that day! She even drew a sketch according to my specifications and I paid her a deposit and placed the order. She not only did my wedding cake but my shower cake, and cupcakes for my bachlorette party along with some adorable custom cookies to match my pink and brown party theme. So I was able to try her delicious products before the wedding. My friends were fighting over the last piece of the "Banana Fosters cake she made". She made me beautiful 5 tiered wedding cake and a custom airplane grooms cake too. Each layer was a different flavor since I couldn't make up my mind. She had unique flavors like :Breakfast at Tiffany's, Pink Cadillac and Pretty in Pink. She also had some classic onoes like Red velevet and chocolate mocha. We love A Piece of Cake and plan to go back to her for our anniversary cake, baby shower and birthday party cakes....she really thinks outside of the box!!!
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Dawn
Wedding:
4/26/2008
5.0/5.0
I was not sure that I would enjoy a natural ingredient cake and have never worked with anyone on a cake. But I enjoyed working with Laurie and her help in creating my vision. When she was done with the cake, it turned out better than I had ever expected. The cake was fresh and tasted very good.
I liked that she listed to my ideas and made my cake look tasteful and like a designer cake. I would recommend her if anyone is looking for a person to do quality cake decorating. You can tell the difference from a store bought cake vs a gourmet cake. Laurie is very personable and flexible. The cake stated fresh vs. freezer or store bought. If I have a cake idea again, I will pursue her. The value of my cake was worth the money. She responded quickly when I emailed her. My cake was included in my catering so out of pocket because of the detail and my special request my out of pocket was about 250.00. Which was fair for the detail and size and style I requested. I have always dreamt of having a royal type wedding cake motif and Laurie made that possible. Laurie will also let you know what will and won't work, what she would suggest and not suggest. Which helps people like me that have no idea about cakes.
If you would ever like to see the picture of my cake by all means please contact me as a reference
dhisey2001@hotmail.com.
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Alexis
Wedding:
2/23/2008
5.0/5.0
Laurie was able to provide us an amazing cake in a very short time. She was always available by phone and was very friendly. The idea for our wedding cake was different to what she normally had done in the past but she really got what we were looking for and made it a reality. We could not have asked for a better cake or person to work with. The value, quality and professionalism really makes this an A+, you would be silly to look elsewhere.
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kristal
Wedding:
2/9/2008
5.0/5.0
amazing cakes for a reasonable price!!!
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Meredith
Wedding:
11/5/2006
5.0/5.0
I was an out of town bride and we did all the arrangements via email and pictures. Was a seemless process and the cake was just what we wanted, beautiful and delicious.
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Chosen
Wedding:
8/19/2006
5.0/5.0
Laurie Cinelli did a fantastic job at giving us exactly what we wanted on our special day. Her attention to detail was outstanding. I would recommend her highly.
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Kristina
Wedding:
3/29/2006
5.0/5.0
She was great, the cake was great. We liked it so much we used her for a birthday as well.
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Nia
Wedding:
3/25/2006
5.0/5.0
Very flexible and listened to what I wanted. It was the YUMMIEST wedding cake I've ever had! People are still talking about it to this day.
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ewiley33
Wedding:
6/16/2005
5.0/5.0
I had a wonderful experience with Laurie! The cake she made for us was not only beautiful, but it was the best priced AND the best tasting cake I'd ever had. I can't even remember how many people asked us where we got the delicious cake! It was so tasty that a year later on our anniversary, we were drooling over the frozen top layer that we'd saved. I also ordered a small fresh cake to surprise my husband that day and he was on cloud nine. :)

We recommend A Piece of Cake to everyone we know in the market for the perfect wedding cake!
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jsnay
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
A Piece of Cake was wonderful to work with. The cake was phenominal. So moist. She was very flexible with delivery time as I got married end of October in FL. Its still kind of warm and I really wanted buttercream frosting in an outdoor setting. She offered delivering the cake at a later time so the cake wouldn't melt. She also did a beautiful surprise grooms cake and since my mom can't eat gluten made a miniture replica of my wedding cake gluten free all for my mom. All for a very reasonable price.
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Liz
Wedding:
10/13/2012
4.9/5.0
Laurie at A Piece of Cake was great. She created a cake for us modeled around our wedding invitation theme. She had a bunch of flavors and options for us to choose from and our guest LOVED the cake. People are still talking about it weeks later.
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Adriana
Wedding:
9/2/2012
4.9/5.0
I had my wedding on 9/2/12 and Laurie's cake was delicious! We had 3 different flavors and it was fondant cake and everyone said they were good. I"m really glad I picked her. But while she had great reveiws from so many other brides, I can honestly say what really made me choose her was our cake meeting. She really spent time getting to know what you wanted and recommending other vendors to use and just making sure I would get what I wanted. She met with me and my mom and she answered all of my mom's questions. I just really appreciated her professionalism and like I said the cake was delicious. We went on our honeymoon for 2 weeks and came back and had left overs of the cake and it was still fresh and yummy!!
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Katie
Wedding:
4/15/2011
4.9/5.0
Our cake was amazing! I had a vision in mind that Laurie was able to make possible - we had a pina colada flavored cake, vanilla sponge, pineapple filling and coconut flavored buttercream with coconut flakes covering the cake. It was beautiful and delicious - I can't wait to enjoy the top tier on our 1 year anniversary!
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Robin
Wedding:
4/9/2011
4.9/5.0
Our wedding cake was DELICIOUS!!! Laurie is great!! On our initial meeting, we discussed with Laurie our vision for the cake. She then drew a picture of the cake and also added some unique touches. The cake tasting was fun too! Her cakes, filling, and frostings are all delicious and it was hard to choose! On the day of the wedding, I was so excited to see our cake! It turned out beautiful...and the most important part was that it was so YUMMY!!! I wanted more than just one piece! :) I will definitely use A Piece of Cake in the future and HIGHLY recommend it to anyone looking for a delicious and unique wedding cake!!!
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Tracy
Wedding:
3/19/2011
4.9/5.0
My cake was absolutely wonderful! Laurie created a one of a kind masterpiece! Thank you! I've never tasted a wedding cake like it! Fabulous!
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vara81
Wedding:
3/12/2011
4.9/5.0
The cake looked exactly like the sketch I gave them - perfect! The only issue we had was that two tiers were to be filled with chocolate and one with another filling but only one had chocolate. The cake was still delicious and I would definitely recommend them for your cake!
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cfranklin
Wedding:
7/25/2010
4.9/5.0
I absolutely LOVED my experience with A Piece of Cake and the owner, Laurie. My cake came out exactly how I envisioned it. The delivery of the cake was on time and professionally handled. The taste was delish! A perfect combination of lemon and raspberry and the guests wanted more. I would recommend A Piece of Cake for ANY occasion, not just weddings.
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Hazel
Wedding:
6/5/2010
4.9/5.0
Laurie Cinelli, did a wonderful job on the wedding cake. She also did the Bridal Shower cake. It was not only beautiful, but delicious. I would recommend her to everyone.
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PANDA Wedding!
Wedding:
6/26/2009
4.9/5.0
Laurie was so fabulous to work with! About 1 month prior to our wedding, we found out the place we ordered our cake from had gone out of business without warning or notice - we researched possible cake vendors as a replacement and Laurie was so quick to respond, even willing to meet with us for a tasting less than 12 hours after first contacting her!! After tasting her cake we were in heaven! Their Kahlua and Pink Champagne cake flavors are so delightful!! Laurie is highly recommended by us (and our family who used her for a separate family party too!)
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koreanboriqua
Wedding:
5/3/2009
4.9/5.0
Our wedding cake was amazing!!! It was everything and more that we envisioned! It tasted amazing and looked amazing and the price was amazing too!! I highly reccomend A Piece of Cake!!!
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Chamiram
Wedding:
7/29/2006
4.9/5.0
I loved working with A Piece of Cake because she took extra care in making sure she did what I wanted.
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Hema
Wedding:
5/26/2006
4.9/5.0
I first asked Laurie to do a wedding cake for me for our wedding in May 2006. She made the most spectacular "henna" cake for our wedding, which everyone loved, Since then, myself and several family members have called upon her for all of our cake needs. Weddings, birthday cakes shaped like a pair of dice, cupcakes - she does them all. Her cakes are delicious and moist, and her attention to detail is outstanding. Trust Laurie to create the cake of your dreams, all within your desired budget!
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Monika
Wedding:
8/3/2013
4.8/5.0
Highly recommend Laurie to everyone. The cake was both beautiful and delicious!

The staff was very professional which made our experience wonderful! We had set up a cake tasting which was very helpful and Laurie did a great job helping us pick out the perfect flavors! Everyone loved the cake! Can't wait to eat the top of it on our first anniversary!
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Whitney
Wedding:
7/6/2013
4.8/5.0
Laurie did a great job with our wedding cake -- including adding a gluten-free layer for the groom! We could not have been more pleased with the beautiful job that she did!
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Jayshree
Wedding:
4/7/2012
4.8/5.0
Laurie did a wonderful job with our eggless wedding cake. Each layer was a different flavor and everyone enjoyed it during our reception :)
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LeAna
Wedding:
9/24/2011
4.8/5.0
My cake was lovely! It was just what I asked for and tasted amazing!
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Samantha
Wedding:
5/9/2011
4.8/5.0
Laurie did a wonderful job with our wedding cake. We got our cake larger than needed and we still had no pieces left over after the wedding. Guests were asking if there was more cake to take home!! That was how delicious our cake was. Very impressed. Thank you so much for making our big day a slice of heaven :)
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Sonya
Wedding:
4/2/2011
4.8/5.0
The cake was fabulous! The look and the taste lived up to our expectations. We have family members who make great homemade cakes from scratch and Laurie can hang among the best of them. The cake tasted fresh and was very moist.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
3/12/2011
4.8/5.0
Our wedding cake was beautiful and everything I expected. Our guests loved it. We didn't have a slice left over! Me and my husband can not wait to be able to eat the top of the cake on our one year anniversary! Laurie really help us in deciding what flavors are good together and helped the design that I was imaging come to life. Highly recommend them for any type of cake you might need!
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Stacia
Wedding:
3/5/2011
4.8/5.0
Laurie at A Piece of Cake was wonderful!! She was very friendly and professional and was very willing to work with my Japanese themed wedding. The cherry blossom cake she made was a dream and went PERFECTLY with my cake toppers! I had some extra additions to my guest list at the last moment and she even threw in a dozen cupcakes for me. Her cake was one of the BEST cakes I had ever tasted!! Highly highly recommended!!!!
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angelicak
Wedding:
3/4/2011
4.8/5.0
Laurie made both our wedding cake and grooms cake (for the rehearsal dinner) just like we wanted and better. They tasted and looked great! Thanks!!! :)
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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VictoriaM
Wedding:
6/5/2010
4.8/5.0
The cake that was prepared for our wedding was wonderful. All contact with A Piece of Cake was done via email, and everything turned out perfect. They were very flexible in letting me choose different flavors for each layer (4). The design was EXACTLY as I wanted it to be. The taste of all layers was wonderful. Delivery was prompt. I will be back for birthday cakes!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
The cake tasted GREAT! I was a bit unhappy w/ how the cake decor came out, then again i did change my mind 100 times before my final sketch. The cake went fast at my wedding, people were literally fighting over a piece since i had 3 flavors. I would recommend Laurie if you truly want a great tasting cake. Take your time in choosing flavors, they are so good you won't know what to pick! oh, and i highly recommend getting more cake than what you think it's needed, believe me, the cake will go fast, especially when it taste as great as hers. I can't wait to order my 1yr anniversary cake!
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Codylynn
Wedding:
6/12/2009
4.8/5.0
Although it took a while to get the actual contract, I was very happy with the cake Laurie was able to make. I found a picture of a cake she had done previously that I really liked but happened to be about 3 times more cake than we needed. We originally discussed changing the shape of the cake to make it smaller but in the end she used the original design. Laurie made the two top layers out of styrofoam so that we had the look without all the extra cake. This also brought down the cost and every little bit helps.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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happybride
Wedding:
4/17/2009
4.8/5.0
The cake was delicious and very affordable. It was actually cheaper then a cake at publix!!! The only bad thing about it was that the cake topper fell off the cake and broke. I dont know if the hotel put the cake topper on the cake or if Lori did. That was the only bad thing
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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BellaBirdByrnes
Wedding:
2/21/2009
4.8/5.0
Yummy, yummy cake! It was beautiful also. I was so sad to cut into such a show piece.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Rachana
Wedding:
11/24/2007
4.8/5.0
I liked this vendor b/c we had stringent dietary restrictions and they did an excellent job.
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Avery
Wedding:
4/6/2013
4.7/5.0
We had a bad experience at our first cake tasting with another vendor, so when we met Laurie with A Piece of Cake, it was like night and day. She provided us with many options during our tasting, and was patient in explaining which flavors she felt went best together. Every flavor was delicious, and we had a hard time deciding between the many delicious options! We ended up with 5 different layers, and every one was delicious. We can't wait for our one year anniversary to have another piece! I also had a surprise groom's cake made, and sent a picture to Desiree of what my idea was. She created a beautiful cake based on the picture, and my (now) husband loved the cake! A Piece of Cake makes beautiful and delicious cakes and I highly recommend them!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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yanely
Wedding:
11/9/2012
4.7/5.0
My wedding cake was beautiful and delicous! Laurie was very nice, flexible and easy to work with. She was one of the vendors through The Rusty Pelican and their cake was definitely the best. I highly recommend A Piece of Cake.
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A Piece of Cake & Desserts responded with the following comments:

Thanks Yanely for the great review! I would love a professional picture if you have one! Congratulations and best of luck!!
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LizzyFett
Wedding:
4/29/2011
4.7/5.0
We worked mostly with Laurie from "A Piece of Cake" and she was absolutely wonderful. Very easy to communicate with, and very experienced in what she does! We decided to do cupcakes instead of a traditional wedding cake, but aside from that had no real idea what direction we wanted to go in- Laurie was able to come up with something based on our direction that we loved. The taste of the cupcakes were amazing, and they stayed fresh the entire time, outside! Presentation was very nice and her prices were very reasonable. We were planning our wedding in Florida, from Virginia, and she made everything very easy on us. We were able to do a cake tasting, and she even was able to refer us to a linens vendor that she worked closely with (who also turned out to be wonderful) Very impressed with everything, would definitely recommend this vendor to anyone I knew getting married in Central Florida area.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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RCulham
Wedding:
4/29/2011
4.7/5.0
My husband and I used A Piece of Cake for our wedding on April 29, 2011. This was a destination wedding and planning everything from Pennsylvania was very nerve racking. A Piece of Cake provided the Grooms cake for our rehearsal dinner our wedding cake for our reception. We were very pleased with both cakes. The Grooms cake was a Florida State Football helmet and the detail of the cake was amazing! It looked like a real football helmet. The wedding cake was key lime and butter cream frosting. Both cakes were very delicious and we received lots of compliments. I would definitely recommend them to anyone getting married in the Tampa Bay area!
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mmr03d
Wedding:
5/30/2009
4.7/5.0
Laurie did a great job. The cake was beautiful and the favors were lovely. She was very open to suggestion and made every effort to work with me long distance.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Favors & Gifts
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blondsweete235
Wedding:
5/9/2009
4.7/5.0
The cake was beautiful, and everyone loved how it tasted ( 3 weeks after they are still going on about how good it was). The only reason why I gave 4.5 instead of five is it wasn't exactly what we asked for, but it was not that different, just little things that no one else would notice but us, and she was a little late dropping the cake off. BUT the taste and appearance were gorgeous, her work is truly remarkable. The cake is definitely not a store bought taste but a one of a kind delicious masterpiece, with a home bake feel. She is amazing with decorating, it looked flawless.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Laura
Wedding:
4/13/2013
4.6/5.0
Ben and I could not be more please with the job that Laurie on our cake. She really took the time to get to know both of us, asked us questions, and created/designed a cake that was so unique. I went in to our tasting appointment with a solid vision of what I wanted, and Laurie really helped me realize that the cake I wanted didn't "fit" with our venue, theme, or decor. I can not thank her enough for being honest and upfront with us. The cake was also the best tasting cake that I've ever had. I would highly recommend A Piece of Cake!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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CAstudillo
Wedding:
3/10/2012
4.6/5.0
We met with the owner Laurie and picked out our cake. She helped us build a cake that was to both of our likings. We sampled a cake and it was delicious. The actual cake was a bit dry, but good. The decoration was beautiful and flawless.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Nicole
Wedding:
7/8/2011
4.6/5.0
A Piece of Cake not only makes beautiful cakes, but more importantly one that tastes great! Our guests all commented on how great the cake tasted. The owner designed the cake off of what I envisioned which turned our beautiful. I would use them if you are in the St.Petersburg/Clearwater/Tampa area!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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purdygirl
Wedding:
8/28/2010
4.6/5.0
The cakes were beautiful! and they tasted good too! They were exactly what I wanted!!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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VinandAli730
Wedding:
4/18/2010
4.6/5.0
I used them for my bridal shower. The cake was amazing! I picked the design right off their website, one she hadn't done in a couple of years and the cake come out looking exactly like the one online (The hawaiian luau cake). The service couldn't have been better as I had only emailed them a week and a half before the date. The cake was sooo moist and the white chocolate icing with red velvet cake was the best cake I've ever had. We had people coming back for seconds and thirds. Can't wait to use them again.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Eao233
Wedding:
3/6/2010
4.6/5.0
I was directed to A Piece of Cake through my wedding package at the Rusty Pelican. I wanted a simple, sophisticated, classic cake, but most importantly I wanted a cake that tasted AMAZING! I've tasted cakes from other vendors in the area who show pretty cakes, but they tended to be a little. . .dry. I was blown away with Laurie's cake! The cake was moist, the flavors were awesome (so many choices), and the buttercream was the real thing! Just make sure that Laurie (or her staff) does the setup at the venue, because the venue must have set my cake up, as there was an element on the cake (a crystal bird) that had fallen and left a noticeable trail where it had fallen down the front of the cake. The venue smoothed it out, and honestly I didn't care, but listen to Laurie's advice. If you want a cake that actually tastes awesome then A Piece of Cake is where it's at!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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megan
Wedding:
1/30/2010
4.6/5.0
The quality and beauty of the the cake was fabulous. Lorrie was flexible and was able to create just what I wanted for my wedding which other bakers could not do. The cost of was also excellent.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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RebekahR
Wedding:
1/3/2009
4.6/5.0
Laurie with A Piece of Cake is AWESOME! I was impressed with her almost-immediate responses to any emails or phone calls. She is willing to listen and do pretty much whatever you want to do with your cake, and she helped me out by making a surprise groom's cake for my husband in a 3-D replica of his beloved car! The wedding cake was fantastic, and turned out just beautiful...I personally had no idea how I wanted it to look, and she just went with the idea of modeling it after my dress, and it was so pretty! Her flavors are awesome-she is such a talented and creative individual! I enjoyed meeting with her because of her easy-going, realistic manner. The pricing was great-a lot more for your money! She recommended sheet cakes to make sure we had enough cake to go around instead of paying for additional tiers...overall, just very pleasant experience-I'll be calling her for other cakes in the future!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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miz8367
Wedding:
10/31/2009
4.5/5.0
Laurie was the first vendor we booked for our wedding. We knew right away that she was going to do our cake and dessert bar. The cake was extremely tasty and the desserts were gone within an hour. Thanks Laurie for a wonderful job!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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hellman.nicole
Wedding:
10/3/2009
4.5/5.0
This was my husbands favorite part of the planning for obvious reasons. We met at a local coffee shop and tasted the favorites that we had discussed over email. Really the flavor combinations that they offer were unlike any we saw anywhere else. Our favorites were Orange Blossom Mimosa and Pink Cadillac. We were able to make each tier a different flavor combo for no additional charge. Laurie was also able to recreate the look of a cake I found in a magazine. It looked just like it, but tasted better I'm sure since she was able to do it in buttercream and not fondant.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Alana
Wedding:
4/11/2013
4.4/5.0
Laurie makes fabulous cakes. We received many compliments from our guests with our cake flavors and the overall design of our cake. We did a fun "story cake" where each tier illustrated how we got to where we are today. If you have the same misconception that I did about fondant and that it is disgusting, please give Laurie's a try! I am not a fan of fondant but hers is amazing and we ended up using it on our cake. As for responsiveness, for the most part, Laurie was very responsive but at times, there would be long gaps between communication. Being an extremely laid back bride and groom, we didn't mind this because we knew Laurie would respond when she had time.
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L&A9311
Wedding:
9/3/2011
4.4/5.0
Laurie was great to work with - when we first met her and had the cake tasting, she had great ideas and was so nice. We wanted to do something a little unique and different beyond the standard cake or cupcakes theme, so we collectively came up with a cake pops idea with 150 cake pops (4 different flavors) along with a 6" sheet cake for us to cut. Laurie showed us some photos of how the cake pops looked on a stand and how it was set up from previous weddings and we were really excited for the idea.
I guess our expectations were really high b/c the only part of our wedding that wasn't amazing was our cake :-( The presentation of the stand looked ok, but the big bummer was that the outer chocolate shell of some of the cake pops started to crack so they had to be taken off of the stand and put in the fridge so they could hold together. Essentially, we got a few pics of the cake pops in the stand when we first entered the reception hall but right after the pops had to be moved so the only thing we had for the cake cutting was the 6" cake and 4" tier above it....not the ideal pics for the photo album. When dessert time came around, the cake pops were put out on the chocolate fountain table for our guests to enjoy (really glad we got the fountain b/c the cake failed to impress from a presentation stand point). The consolation: when we sampled the pops, they were really good!!
So we had to ding Laurie for this - although she was really nice and the actual cake and pops were very tasty, the whole aura of having our wedding cake/cake pops displayed for everyone to see during dinner and reception was kind of ruined. She was one of two cake vendors that our wedding planner recommended so I'm sure she is top notch but for our event, it was a bit of a let down.
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Juliana
Wedding:
4/8/2011
4.4/5.0
One of the most delicious cake I have ever had.
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Gabriela
Wedding:
3/26/2011
4.4/5.0
Laurie is a really sweet person, the cake tasting was the most fun experience my husband and I had when planning the wedding, she was very personal and the cake looked amazing, perfect! owever the flavor was not what i ordered, and the cake was dry....didnt taste like the same delicious cake we had at the tasting, maybe if was just a misake, I would stil recommend her!
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A Piece of Cake & Desserts responded with the following comments:

We have noted a problem with our Dulce De Leche cake of which she ordered, due to this review we have fixed the problem and also offered the bride a two tiered birthday cake at no charge of which she was very happy with.
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emorelli2007
Wedding:
8/2/2002
4.4/5.0
I really enjoyed doing business with them, the cake was beautifull
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Melissa
Wedding:
4/10/2011
4.3/5.0
Laurie did a great job with my cake. UNIQUE is what we wanted for our Arabic wedding and we got it. She didn't follow the picture exactly for the color design on the main cake and the grooms cake was off in terms of the scale (the pillow was large compared to the cats that were on it, made them look like mice). The cake tasted delicious though. Moist and flavorful. A great value for the price.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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RRLAINC
Wedding:
7/7/2007
4.3/5.0
A GREAT PLEASURE TO WORK WITH, LISTENED TO ALL THAT I WANTED AND CREATED THE CAKE OF MY DREAMS. THE CAKE WAS ALSO THE BEST CAKE I'VE EVER TASTED. IT WAS ONE OF THE BIGEST HIGHLIGHTS OF MY WEDDING..
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Aline
Wedding:
5/26/2013
4.2/5.0
Laurie designed and made our cake. It was delicious and beautiful. She met with us and went through what we wanted and what she recommended. We planned the design of the cake together and she emailed us a picture of what it would look like.
Her cakes are delicious!! We were so happy that we went with her as our cake person.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Micaela
Wedding:
3/16/2013
4.2/5.0
Laurie is very nice and makes awesome cakes. My design for my cake was beautiful and all my guests said it tasted great. She was very flexible when it came to what I wanted. However, she does get very busy and I did get frustrated at times waiting to hear back from her. That would be my only complaint.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
A Piece of Cake & Desserts responded with the following comments:

Not a bad review, just want potential clients to know that I responded with 23 emails over a four month period
11/3/12 asked for two appointments
11/6/12 i responded and never charged her for the second tasting as stated
11/20/12 she sent email about flavors
12/4/12 sent pictures of stands that she wanted
12/5/12 responded
12/27/12 requested invoice/contract
1/11/13 sent contract, was closed for holidays
2/10/13 sent email about stand
2/12/13 responded about size of cake
2/12/13 responded about topper and stand
2/25/13 client says that she has no time to look for a stand
2/26/13 advised client I cant use the stand she wants again so it would be $75 flat charge.
2/27/13 doesnt want to spend that on the cake asked for pic of my gold plateau
2/27/13 told client it was out on rental and was due back
2/27/13 client asked for picture of stand
3/3/13 client wants to pay balance for cake
3/9/13 clients sends me inspiration board from florist
3/12/13 clients sends pictures of cakes she likes
3/15/13 clients asks me to call her for the deposit of her cake, she is really busy
3/16/13 client doesnt call to add stand to the order, had to charge $100 deposit to existing card
3/18/13 get an email about the cake, says she liked the cake.
3/18/13 asked client if she got the stand
3/22/13 client asks if I will be at the shop to return the stand, returns stand and then says that we forgot her piped on monogram, pulled up picture and monogram was on the cake, said she did not notice
3/27/13 client asks why only $75 out of $100 is credited, we charge a $25.00 rental fee
3/27/13 responded right away to advise fee

She was a very sweet bride, very pleasant! Just want to show that we did respond numerous times and often.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.0/5.0
"A Piece of Cake" did a beautiful job with my wedding cakes. The reason I did not give all 5 stars was due to lack of communication and planning along the way. The bakery is not open everyday and is appointment only, but sometimes it was impossible to get in touch with the shop owner. The final product was perfect, though, and the prices were super reasonable. I would recommend them, but suggest staying organized and on top of things to make sure you get what you want.
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Olivia
Wedding:
5/11/2013
4.0/5.0
We decided to do cupcakes for our wedding with two small tiers of cake on the top of the stand. We had four different flavor combinations, all of which we tasted beforehand. The cupcakes all had some kind of filling in them. The taste of the cupcakes and cake was all fantastic both at the tasting and the wedding. My only complaint is that the ratio of cupcake to filling seemed off. There was hardly any filling in some of the cupcakes. For example, one of our combinations was chocolate chip cupcake with mocha espresso choc chip filling. This was a great flavor combination; however, it was almost impossible to taste the filling on some of the cupcakes because there was only a tiny dabble of filling in them. Nonetheless, the cupcakes were still very fresh and tasty- we were just expecting there to be a bit more filling in them.

My only other complaint about this business is that it was often very difficult to get a hold of Laurie, the owner and person we did business with. Emails would not be responded to for several weeks, even a couple weeks before the wedding when we wanted to confirm some details and adjust our count. We found this to be very frustrating and, quite frankly, unacceptable for a business owner, especially when it's crunch time, the wedding was approaching in just a couple weeks, and we were unable to communicate with the vendor despite several attempts.

We met with Laurie twice and both times she had great ideas and was very patient with us. She really helped bring our ideas to light and was very flexible with what we wanted. The overall presentation of our cupcakes/cake was beautiful and exactly what we wanted. Aside from the responsiveness issue, I was, overall, pleased with the vendor.
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Nissa
Wedding:
3/1/2013
4.0/5.0
The cake was awesome! Yum! So many flavor combinations to select from!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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cowgurl87
Wedding:
6/9/2012
4.0/5.0
A piece of cake did our wedding cake and grooms cake! They were beautiful. Laurie is very creative and her cakes are amazing! They tasted great and looked amazing!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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ickyt2012
Wedding:
10/30/2011
4.0/5.0
Our cake and service were good, but not perfect. We sent a picture of a cake to be duplicated. A great job was done. I thought it was great, my bride was not as pleased. I can say that it was delicious! But my bride asked for white chocolate shells and was charged extra. The shells ended up being marshmallow. They were good, but we were never asked to approve the substitution, nor informed that one was being made. We didn't know until we ate it. We were dissatisfied with the communication during the last 2 weeks. More reassurances would have been appreciated.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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candicesuttie
Wedding:
7/24/2011
4.0/5.0
I got the red velvet cake, and it tasted wonderful!!! They worked with me on my budget and made the process very easy.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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LauraKaeser
Wedding:
4/29/2011
4.0/5.0
They were very polite, however, I paid extra to have my cake layers seperate (tiered). When my cake arrived, it was not. When I had specified and paid extra for it. They apologized, but as we all know, the "big day" only comes once (hopefully) and my cake was not how I wanted it.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Melissa
Wedding:
3/27/2010
4.0/5.0
Our wedding cake looked and tasted great, but wasn't exactly what we had expected. Laurie stressed when we met with her that we would want our favorite flavor on the bottom layer as that would be the one that we would be eating. She reviewed the flavors with me right before our wedding, but we didn't end up with the flavor we wanted as the bottom layer of our cake. I also had a little trouble with getting a response from my emails and phone messages as it got closer to our wedding day as I was told there was a big order they were working on. This caused extra stress for me and made me feel as though we were less important since our order was smaller.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
A Piece of Cake & Desserts responded with the following comments:

12/2/09 met with client and they booked our services explained in email that they would have to let me know by March 1, 2010 if they wanted fondant or buttercream and the final design decision as they picked a design with a quilted pattern that would require fondant and could not be done in buttercream.
2/26 bride changes her design, wants to delete the ribbon and the broach and the quilted pattern of her design. She also wants to change from fondant to buttercream. Wanted spirals on two tiers and wording on the other two tiers.
3/12 spoke to bride on the phone about the changes that she requested
3/16 sent an updated sketch which was approved.
3/18 received email that the sketch was fine and she approved
3/18 bride lets me know she is mailing the final payment
3/23 emails to confirm that we received payment
3/23 I send a response to the payment information

I do not see where we did not respond in a timely manner by phone or email but very sorry if she felt stressed.

We did have other weddings that weekend besides this bride but certainly this cake was no less important and was a four tiered cake and definitely not the smallest wedding cake for that weekend.

Her flavors selected were from top to bottom...6" chocolate chip, 8" boston tea party, 10" NY cheesecake, 12" chocolate chip and this is what we delivered according to our baking logs that we keep every week for every client. It is also listed on the cake sketch that we drew originally and the contract. The cake itself was identical to the full color sketch that we provided.
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Amanda
Wedding:
6/7/2014
3.9/5.0
Laurie at A Piece of Cake is very talented and friendly. The cake was delicious. My only complaint would be that it was hard to get in contact with her at times.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.9/5.0
My cakes were beautiful and delicious. I did not like my favors....they looked like I made them. The quality was not what I expected. Laurie is a great baker and good at what she does, however my orders took many times to get correct and our final pricing was wrong.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Favors & Gifts
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Grknurse1982
Wedding:
4/16/2011
3.9/5.0
I ordered my cake 4 months before my wedding and wanted a simple, elegant cake. I decided to schedule a consultation with a Piece of Cake based on these reviews. The initial consultation went well, Laurie was professional, appeared thorough and was eager to give us the wedding cake that we wanted. Unfortunately, on the day of the wedding, we did not receive the cake that we ordered. Although the tiers were centered and the fondant looked good, the cake arrived late and was unfinished. We did not receive the large peony roses on top (we received 3 very small roses that made the cake appear disproportionate), they were not the correct color, the filling flavors were incorrect on two of the tiers, parts of the cake was overcooked (edges were burned) and the fondant was not homemade as we were told it would be. We will not be using a Piece of Cake for our future cake needs.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
A Piece of Cake & Desserts responded with the following comments:

Client called and wanted an appointment on 1/3 and we booked a consultation for the following day. The cake was number F03 from my website which was an ivory fondant cake with sugar pearls. Client received a 6/9/12", 100 person serving cake, that was ivory fondant with the swags in the same position as on my site. On our contract we have listed (peonies/roses) and we used XL 3 inch roses and brushed the insides with blue centers which is listed on my contract as well. Client said she did not want the hard sugar pearls instead wanted piped dots and received them. We also had them listed for a fabric stand of which the client ltold us she would leave at the venue and did not bring to us so we could create one. As far as delivery time her ceremony was at 6pm in one room, 6:45 for the cocktail hour in another room, and 7:45 pm in another room for the reception. We arrived at 5:45 pm so we were not late. WE DO NOT bring our cakes so that they can sit out for extended periods of time. Clients flavors were Almond with Vanilla Bavarian Cream and Chocolate Ganache for the top, Chocolate with a thin smear of raspberry preserve and vanilla bavarian cream, and the bottom was Almond with Vanilla Bavarian Cream with a smear of chocolate ganache. These were not unusual flavors and know for a fact that all of them were made correctly as we do keep baking logs and have verified that. As far as a burnt cake please understand that each and every cake is handled and we did not notice any burns marks or crusted layers if we did we always would remove them. For the fondant in know way was it ever stated that our fondant is homemade, we use the same fondant Cake Boss and Ace of Cakes use. We have made homemade marshmallow fondant which does not hold up in the humidity therefore went to our current brand of which was the one sampled at the time of the tasting.
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Anne
Wedding:
1/27/2012
3.8/5.0
I am a cake snob. My mom decorated all of my cakes growing up and so my cake was as important as the venue and dress. I loved the taste of the cake and buttercream frosting from A Piece of Cake. It was the exact taste I was looking for. I got cupcakes in four flavors (vanilla, chocolate, spice, and strawberry) as well as a large cupcake on top. They were amazing.

I appreciate that Laurie was willing to squeeze my husband in for a tasting during the busy summer season. We live in Alaska and were only in town for a week shortly after we were engaged.

Laurie was easy to work with, but her staff left a little to be desired. It took two months of us emailing A Piece of Cake before we got a contract to send in. Luckily we had a January wedding and our date was not in demand.

The attention to detail was a bit off. I only like buttercream and hate fondant, and told Laurie so. I only wanted buttercream frosting and was aware it would not look as nice on the big cupcake that my husband and I would cut at the wedding. Somehow I ended up with fondant on the big cupcake. I was disappointed with that. Another thing was that Laurie had suggested doing sugar flowers indicating the flavor of the cupcakes. I coordinated with Laurie the week before the wedding to ensure the colors I sent to the printer were the ones Laurie put on the cupcakes. I have an email from her saying yes those colors work, go ahead an print it. Two of the cupcake flavors were switched. It was hard to tell the difference between spice and vanilla in the dark and I didn't get the cupcake I wanted. I looked a bit silly with a cupcake key that was wrong.

Overall I would pick A Piece of Cake again, but be aware that even with proper communication on your end you may end up with some "substitutions" you might not want.
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stardust1
Wedding:
3/7/2009
3.8/5.0
Beautiful cakes! very proffesional
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ginalynn
Wedding:
4/10/2010
3.6/5.0
Well first, Laurie is a very nice person. She is professional and personable. We had gone back and forth a bit in emails, before I finally chose that I wanted a beautiful cake with fondant. I also asked for a grooms cake, which was a little difficult. The main cake looked lovely. The only thing was it was not fondant, and it didn't taste like cannoli filling. At the tasting, they told me they had to make the filling b/c the supplier didn't get it in. She assured me that it would taste one million times better then what she had put together. I wanted the fondant b/c it gives the cake a certain look. I despise buttercream, but considered it early on for cost purposes, before sticking w/fondant. The grooms cake was supposed to be round and the top was going to be black, with the sides white. It was a square white cake with a section of the top being black w/the design, and the rest white. I don't know what happened. I was slightly disappointed.
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A Piece of Cake & Desserts responded with the following comments:

The cakes were definitely filled with a Impastata Ricotta Cannoli Filling. The problem might be that they tasted something different the first time and just simply liked that better, but we did use a true cannoli filling. As far as the buttercream vs fondant it was a mix up on our end and we credit the client back for the difference of which she was very pleased about. Even though it was fondant it still would have had a layer of buttercream underneath. She was a very sweet bride to work with.
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DarlingNikki76
Wedding:
10/2/2010
3.4/5.0
Okay, this is going to be a hard one for me to review because I really enjoyed working with Laurie. She was really easy to work with and she had the best tasting cake ever! Took us 2 tastings and 1 Bridal Expo to choose a flavor. Although I think our cake may have been lost in the shuffle of a busy day.. or something??

Up until the wedding day, we did not experience any problems with this vendor. However on the wedding day, I did have some issues. The cake arrived later than we expected, but at least before the reception started. Next they forgot the extra cream cheese icing that I had requested to go along with the Grooms Cake. The biggest problem I had with this vendor, was the design on the cake. It was the design we spoke of, but it looked like someone new to cake decorating, decorated it. I'm 10 years removed from working at a bakery and I could have done just as good of a job. What we received did not resemble, at all, the quality of work that we had seen in A Piece of Cake's portfolio. Don't even think they would want to put it in their portfolio.

Luckily, I had told my self earlier in the day to not let anything ruin my day... and it didn't. Plus the cake table was far enough away from the guest tables, that from afar it still looked good. I really enjoyed working with Lauri, so it was even more crushing for me that cake design was not to my expectations. Guess they were too high!

This section is in response to what Laurie wrote.

Yes I agree that I didn't want fondant and maybe I should have explained myself a little more. The buttercream icing on the cake and the fondant flowers were perfect. It was the scrolling that I had the problem with. Would have liked it to be smoother, not so jagged and shaky looking. And yes, Laurie did match what we spoke of and what she drew. The scrolling just got to me.

When I spoke (through email) to Laurie about when my ceremony time was (6 pm), I naturally assumed that ment the cake would have be delivered before the ceremony started. And I can guarantee that she did not speak with my husband. He didn't even know the number to call.

Lastly, I will admit, the cream cheese frosting was not in the contract. This was because the Grooms cake was decided on after the contract was written. We only spoke of the frosting on the phone. Being that Laurie was extremely busy that week, I should have made sure it was in writing.

I would like to say, Laurie is a sweet person, and again, her cakes are awesome. The may thing is, and this goes for any wedding vendor, is make sure it's in writting. I would not discourage any bride from using this vendor, it just didn't turn out perfect for me.

For my first anniversary when I eat my cake, I will still be happy with the awesome tasting cake we received.
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A Piece of Cake & Desserts responded with the following comments:

Agreed that the bride/groom did come in for a tasting, second tasting and also another tasting at a bridal show, normally we offer one tasting.

Time of her reception was at 7:00pm an we arrived at 6:01 and took pictures of the placed cakes at 6:11. So we were not late, but did receive a call at 4PM from the groom asking where the cake was. We do not deliver a cake made from eggs and pure butter 3 hours before a reception starts. It is not healthy nor could compromise the design and frosting.

The cake design was selected from her invitation purple flowers, dot centers, and a heart shaped petal surrounding it. Then The scrolls where done in a dark brown color. Now her original picture was of a fondant cake, but this bride did not want to pay for a fondant cake so what we did was make a cake done in buttercream with fondant embellisments per her request. This has been done many times before and actually we spent alot of extra time cutting out the each individual pieces. We could have just piped it straight out of a bag and called it a day, but made it match her invitation. Our portfolio is a variety of different cakes... all buttercream, buttercream with fondant, and fondant with fondant embellisments. We thought it was a beautiful cake, unusual and not a simplistic design and an exact match for design, color, etc. We even made the grooves which was in the original picture, which matched even more. We will be putting this cake on to our website. I have her original pictures, my sketch that is in color that I drew for her, and our picture at delivery which they all match. Sorry she was not happy but we did exactly what she asked and paid for.

In no place noted on the contract was there any discussion of a seperate tub of frosting. And if they wanted a separate tub then they could have paid for it and it would have been there.
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Future Mrs. DMD
Wedding:
1/22/2011
3.3/5.0
Great cupcakes.
Her husband returned a few phone calls. Rude man.
Make sure you clarify a delivery time for the product in the contract, or else they will decide to drop it off during the ceremony.
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A Piece of Cake & Desserts responded with the following comments:

As far as time of delivery...it is written on each and every contract as well as we typically call the venue to let them know who we are and when the cakes/cupcakes will be delivered. In this particular instance we had about six deliveries on this day of which this one was part of, we had our delivery time already set. At 11:30 am ON THE DAY OF THE WEDDING the fiance comes to our shop unexpectantly and asks if we can change the delivery time. I advised him that we will do our best but cannot guarantee that time as we already had our schedule set. As I recall we had our time set and during the week they pushed it forward by an hour, called and then wanted it switched back and then came in on Saturday and wanted it pushed forward again. The venue that they had was a one way in and one way out and the reason for their change was that the ceremony had been moved outside or perhaps it was all the time and never told us. We write down where the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception areas are and the times that each one occur. We did not DECIDE to drop it off at any time, we did the best we could do with the change made 5 hours before and where still there BEFORE the original time.
My office staff are all girls with the exception of my delivery drive.
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Chasnamy21
Wedding:
4/4/2009
3.3/5.0
cake flavors are delicious, getting an appointment for tasting was no problem, Holly was easy to work with. communication regarding the contract was difficult, asked several times for a copy of the executed contract and each time was sent another bride's contract. wedding day- cake delivered on time, but we were given the wrong kind of box to put the top layer in for freezing, top layer was completely demolished as a result. they were very flexible with me regarding design and flavor choices, i changed it a few times and the cake was beautiful but it was a little frustrating
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A Piece of Cake & Desserts responded with the following comments:

It was a period of emails from 8/5/08 to 1/12/09 and no definitive ideas for what the bride wanted for a wedding cake. It started with one or two cakes, petit fours and finally received a picture of the cake that she wanted on 1/12/09. Finally on 2/6/09 is when we started sending a contract, yes the wrong contract was sent two times and it was a error on our part. We have changed our system to "date of wedding" instead of "name of bride" to help with this issue, there were two brides with the same name. As far as a box we typically put the cake box under the table at the reception location. We could not do this at the location because the linen was too short to put the box under the table. We DID leave the box at the location as requested sounds like perhaps they did not get it and do not know what they put the cake in.
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Ivelise
Wedding:
3/15/2013
3.2/5.0
A Piece of Cake was one of the preferred vendors with our venue and we were able to first meet them and taste their cake at a bridal show held there. When we were ready to make decisions on the cake we called and scheduled out appointment. Our meeting went smoothly and we pretty much had decided exactly what we wanted. We left with being told we'd be emailed the description of the cake we talked about and the contract to sign and send back. I never received anything. I called and left several voice mails and sent several emails with no response. I decided to call 1 last time and finally had it answered. I signed the contract and sent it back with payment information for the deposit and cake stand rental, but then never heard anything. My card was also never charged. I emailed to confirm everything was set and was told all was good. I never heard anything again. When I met with my wedding coordinator at the venue, I confirmed with him that my cake was actually being delivered since I hadn't heard anything. He said I had nothing to worry about, but was aware of the lack of communication I was experienced. The cake was there, but it wasn't 100% what we had previously discussed and there was no cake stand. The cake was absolutely delicious though! So good that instead of freezing our top layer we ate it every day until it was gone. At the end of the day we were pleased with the cake, but just wish there was better communication leading up to it.
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A Piece of Cake & Desserts responded with the following comments:

I did meet with this bride, correct. She called my office about three times, I called her back and left messages each time but there would be a delay in between from when she would call back. Finally I spoke to her on the phone and sent her a contract on 1/15/13 of which we never received a signed copy back at any time through the mail or through a fax. No payment was ever received therefore I do not take my cake stands without any deposit being made. It clearly stated on the contract that $100 dollars was due and a $25.00 delivery charge of which I never received. The bride also did not bring a burlap ribbon of which was to go in the middle of the cake. Being that the ribbon is inedible and not supplied we did not put a ribbon in the middle of the cake like the sketch. I answered her phone calls and sent a contract but what else can I do??? I spoke with the coordinator and informed them that a contract was sent and she was called back multiple times.
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Amber
Wedding:
8/16/2013
3.0/5.0
I met Laurie at a bridal event held by my reception venue. My fiance and I knew we had to have her make our cake once we tasted some sample cakes she had. We made an appointment for our cake tasting a few weeks later. We discussed what we wanted with Laurie and she gave us some ideas and was very friendly. We left there excited about our cake but when we received the contract to review I became worried. The contract discussed typical things such as payment but did not have any details of what we discussed. I wanted to make sure that what we received on our wedding day was what we discussed so I asked her to send me the details of the cake before we signed the contract. She happily agreed but when she sent it to me all it contained was the size, shape, and color of our cake. She had not written down any of the details we had discussed or the flavor of cake we decided on. When I voiced my concern Laurie agreed we could come in for another meeting so she could take better notes on what we wanted. Although my gut instinct was telling me to find another cake vendor we decided to stick with a piece of cake because we just loved the taste of the cakes. The second meeting went well and she wrote down every detail of what we wanted. On my wedding day when I walked into our reception I could see the cake from far away and it looked exactly as I wanted. However, when I got up close to the cake I was disappointed. It looked as if it had been quickly thrown together at the last minute. We had a blue ribbon and crystals surrounding the bottom of the cake and it was not even in a straight line or connected at the ends. The edible flowers on our cake had yellow center that Laurie said she could paint silver for us since our colors were silver and blue. However, instead of painting the whole center to get rid of the yellow there was just one stroke of silver but you could still see the yellow. The taste of the cake was amazing but I just wish she had paid attention to the details.
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VCS
Wedding:
12/19/2009
3.0/5.0
When I met with Laurie at A Piece of Cake, I found a cake that I loved and she was willing to try incorporating this special design that we had used as part of our wedding stationary, and I loved the cake. So, I was anxious to see the final product. Unfortunately, the end result did not look at all like the cake we had discussed. Also, it was a pink cake that had patches of white frosting where either pink frosting had rubbed off or never been there. I also felt that the cake was much drier than the samples we tried in the shop. Our florist had to fix the cake by putting some flowers in certain spots. I was just so disappointed with how it looked. I hope that they just had an off day as this did not seem to me to be their regular standard.
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A Piece of Cake & Desserts responded with the following comments:

The cake that this client saw in my shop was done in a non-edible buttercream in which we could use a stencil and paint a damask pattern and scroll design. On an actual cake that is a whip cream consistency you can not do the same thing and told the client such. I was however able to pipe a scroll design on the cake, close to the original look that she liked. The cake was pink and am not exactly sure what white patches she is referring to. Our cakes are not frozen nor made too many days in advance and it was the exact cake that she came in and sampled and enjoyed. Red Velvet's ingredient of cocoa powder can make it a bit drier than the standard genoise or sponge cake but again was no different than what she tried. I am sorry that she was disappointed but it was the exact cake that we sketched, the client approved and we delivered. If anyone would like to see the sketch and the cake at my shop I am more than happy to show them.
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chris.arie
Wedding:
4/24/2011
2.7/5.0
I have to say that although the cake did taste very yummy my experience with A Piece of Cake could have been better. When I showed up at my reception there was NO cake. The table was just sitting there empty and I just about had a heart attack. My caters were extremely nice and tried to contact Laurie but had no luck in reaching her. So they attempted to find me some kind of dessert that we could serve. Then two teenagers show up in the middle of my reception with the cake. I couldn't believe how late it was! So I went over to look at it and it wasn't exactly what I ordered. Instead of the flowers cascading down one side they were all over the place. Also, my cake topper was suppose to be made to look like us, I even sent two pictures of myself and the groom but when lookng at the topper the bride didn't even have my hair color. It is clear to see that in the pictures I have red hair, kind of hard to miss but the bride on the cake was brunette!!
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A Piece of Cake & Desserts responded with the following comments:

We were late on delivery on a Sunday/Easter weekend to Lakeland which is about one hour away. It is never our intention to be late obviously. The caterer called our office line ONE time and on Sunday. We are not in our shop, store is closed and we had NO contact number was provided to call. We did give the client eight orchids as ordered but with the topper being a sugar constructed bride and groom which took up the entire full top tier we could not do a cascading effect from top to bottom, I don't think she would have wanted the couple poked with sugar flowers so we made an adjustment. Clients cake was a small three tiered cake, the flowers were placed on each of the tiers. For the future we are going to request a contact number day of for this caterer. As far as teenagers delivering my cakes, I do not have any. I have an experienced driver who has delivered more than 500 cakes total and driven them from Orlando to Sarasota, the beaches and back. I do not leave such an important task for a teenager to do.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
2.5/5.0
Our wedding was at the Rusty Pelican in Tampa, FL. My wedding was perfect EXCEPT for our wedding cake. The cake was dry, the top layer was leaning to the point where the cake was about to fall off the table, and the cake I had originally ordered for my wedding day was not the same one that was delivered to us. The cake was suppose to have black detail with the icing being black. That was not the case for our wedding cake. I called Laurie at a piece of cake and told her how unsatisfied I was with our cake, that it was not what I had ordered. She then told me that she had thought I had wanted black icing but wasn't sure so she just did ivory. Laurie had my phone number and my email and did not bother to even call me when she was second guessing what the color of the icing really should be. She said obviously there is nothing I can do now that the wedding is already over with. This place was such a disappointment and will (NOT) be recommended by me to anyone else!
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A Piece of Cake & Desserts responded with the following comments:

I was never informed at her time of first complaint that the cake was dry, that was added on now the review was done. Overall as i have said many, many times that itmis the brides responsivility to ensure that the contract is correct and what they would like. The bride changed her mind at least three times during the meeting originally. First ivory, then black, then linen choices, color of flowers, etc... The sketch of which she signed clearly said i ory on ivory, the contract has no specific color so i went with what is on the paperwork she signed. We delivered the cake, top tand second was on pillars and in our pictures, the top tier of the cake is not leaning one bit, it has a topper on it however that is dragging the groom and the bride is to the side Ad the heaviest point at the side (was never notified of the topper, brought to my store, inspected etcc..., could have been a reason why the cake started leaning, but have o ideaor pictures from bride, just ours. There was a stand there, we didnt know about either and the tablecloth wasnt black, either as she said it would be. It is correct i could not change the fact it wasnt her color but she should accept the responsibilty for it.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
4/20/2013
2.5/5.0
Let me start by saying the cake itself tasted great. We are looking forward to our one year anniversary to enjoy the top of the cake too! Our initial meeting with Laurie was great as well. She set us up with a tasting (wonderful) and we seemed to all be on the same page as far as the design of our cake goes. However, when I finally saw our cake on our wedding day- everything was a little off! There were supposed to be satin ribbons to separate each layer, but instead there were dots of icing. The flower design was close to what we mentioned, but not like the pictures she showed us. Although we were still pleased with the design, we knew it was supposed to be different.
As favors to our guests, we had cake pops that were supposed to look like basketballs (my husband and I went to UNC- a huge BBall school). We even drew her a picture to reiterate what basketball lines look like. The cake pops DID NOT look like that at all. On the plus side, no one noticed but us and the color of the cake pops was perfect, but we drew her a picture so the design should have been spot on!
Other than that, working with Laurie was challenging at times. For us, she responded to emails fairly quickly, but when we would show up for appointments she wouldn't be there! Twice we decided on meeting times (over email), and confirmed those times (over email), but when I showed up, her assistants said she wasn't planning on being there until the afternoon. When I asked her assistants to call her and find out what happened, they just said "send her an email yourself". Later, when I finally was able to meet with Laurie, she acted like nothing was wrong and didn't mention blowing me off!
If A Piece of Cake was not part of our wedding package, we definitely would have gone elsewhere!
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A Piece of Cake & Desserts responded with the following comments:

"I have the contract in front of me that stated large pink flower in the center, various sizes, shapes, cascading for remainder, some pink, gray and white".

It makes no mention of any ribbon in between the tiers so that is why no ribbon was given and we did mirror the picture that she picked from our gallery. i am sorry but if the contract doesnt state it I dont give it or change things for obvious reasons.

What she had was cake pops that were doubled as favors, a guest would find there name, pick up the cake pop, eat it and still have there table assignment. I am not sure how many ways that basketballs can be made??? I dipped them in baby blue and then put a white chocolate line like a basketball that was for half of them. The other half was to have a scroll pattern of which we did. There are not pictures in my paperwork or meetings that I had with her that she drew. She did send a link and that is how I did the scroll ones

From 7/31/12 at the time of first contact until the 4/20/13 wedding I did approximately 18 emails.

She never stopped by unexpectantly as my door is locked, I am by appointment only. In fact on 10/24/12 I asked her before stopping by to please text me. If I am caught up for the week, have no appointments I do take off early. I would also like to know what assistants??? I only have one and they would have never said to "send her an email yourself" In fact my assistant calls me or leaves a message for me so I am sorry that is a bunch of hogwash.

In fact on 4/10/13 she requests to stop by at 9am, my store clearly states it is not open until 10am and I responded the same day as such. she said she had to be at work at 10am and couldnt be late, then says maybe Saturday, then maybe Friday at 10am and she even asked the same thing back on 10/25/12 if she could come at 9:00 am.

The cake pops were set up by us and she didnt even have anything for us to sit them on when we arrived, we didnt have a stand rental deposit either. It made our job difficult.

Im sorry she did not get what she asked for in the cake, but a contract is a contract.

The cake pops were correct, again how many ways can you do round cake pops?????
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Thai
Wedding:
4/25/2009
2.1/5.0
...When we signed the contract with A Piece of Cake, I was a little concerned. I was not sure if the original partners decided to go there separate ways or not, but I got an uneasy feeling about it. At the time, my fiancee and I went to the place of business for an appointment. When we arrived, no one was there to greet us. The front door of the business was locked. I actually walked to the back of the location in order to get someone's attention. That day must have been hectic for them because they were replacing an old refrigerator. Regardless, Laurie (co-owner and appointment setter) should have been there to greet us.

When we went inside, the place did not look operational. We were escorted to the front where Laurie gave us an album of all there work. She then left us alone for a long time to review them. After about 20 minutes, she finally came back to talk business. We went through a few ideas and decided on a 4-tier round cake with a modern design. We gave her a sketch and samples for her idea palette. We also were in agreement that Laurie would present us with a sketch of her design and get it to us ASAP. She then left us alone again to go get samples of different cakes for tasting. I will be perfectly honest--the tasting went well. All the samples were delicious!!! (If my memory serves me correctly, I recall that Laurie mentioned that she baked the cakes while her partner designed them. But, I am NOT 100% sure.) My fiancee and I requested that we get back with her on the final cake selections. We thought that her prices were reasonable, so we put down a security deposit.


Weeks go by and we did not receive any sketches from Laurie. Finally, with a few weeks before the BIG day, I receive an email from Laurie, asking me for my sketches that I gave to her in our initial appointment. (I should have known then that things were not going to come out well.) Here it is a few weeks before the wedding, and she has not even drawn a sketch. Even worse, she asked for my sketch, again!!! Making sure that things do not fall through the cracks, I spent a couple of hours designing the cake myself on MS Paint and forwarded it to her. All she has to do now is copy it to an actual cake. Easy, right? Unfortunately, she waited until the night before the wedding to even start the cake.

The BIG day arrives and I am excited to see how my design turned out. Unfortunately, my opinion of the cake was TERRIBLE!!! I was absolutely embarrassed of the cake. (The design called for patterns covering 2/3rds of the cake per tier, alternating the sides of each tier in which to decorate, i.e., 2/3rds of the bottom tier was decorated with one pattern cake starting from the left, 2/3rds of the 2nd tier decorated with another pattern starting from the right, and so on.) When we arrived to the reception, I could not believe what I saw. First, the toppers were placed incorrectly and with no sense of symmetry. The decoration for the 2nd tier from the top was facing the wall, and all you could see on that tier was white fondant. The third tier called for a criss-cross pattern with gems at each criss-cross. The third tier had the gems, but Laurie's impressions for the criss-cross was so light that you could not see it. All you could see were the random gems. The bottom tier called for varing sizes of colored circles. We got only small half dollar size circles!!! The top tier only covered the front of the cake a third around, and she did not even take the design on the top of the cake. The cake was completely amateurish, at best!!!

It turned out that Laurie moved the location of her business to the Memorial Hwy location, and that may have affected the quality of her cake. Based off of my opinion, I would not be suprised by the Half-A** job on the cake that she did not start the cake until the morning of our wedding. Needless to say, avoid this company.
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A Piece of Cake & Desserts responded with the following comments:

I was not the co-owner, I basically rented table and oven space and baked my cakes out of this terrible location. That is why I made the decision to move to another location that was solely mine. Actually I did receive the sketch from the client and that was the sketch that was supposed to be used. The CLIENT changed where they wanted the design placed. The client switched patterns and wanted two tiers in a different area.
As far as baking or even starting the cake I would never be able to complete such a task the night before as this was not the only order for our company and it was a fondant cake. As far as the toppers this cake the top tier was a 4" cake and clearly the initial toppers were too BIG for the cake top and had to be put on the top of the cake the best that they could. I go over this in the initial meeting every time.
The design itself had EVERY element that was asked for the circles, cut out circles, circles on top of circles, flowers with vines, criss cross pattern, etc... according to the sketch. The cake was done in fondant and so perfectly done that a border was not even necessary. It was a beautiful cake and am so suprised that anyone could assume that it was made the morning of or the day before. I would be more than happy to show the sketch and actual picture of the cake to anyone. I do not know how it could have been more clear perhaps they should have picked another design as it was not one that I created.
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Sneha
Wedding:
4/5/2014
1.9/5.0
My husband and I worked primarily with Laurie at A Piece of Cake. We met her once in Tampa for a cake tasting, which she had scheduled with 3-4 other couples. Prior to the cake tasting, we had reached out to many other bakeries in the Tampa area regarding our specialty cake. We were wanting a larger cake with a peacock perched on top and a cascade of feathers making their way down the front of the cake. We had provided a picture of the exact cake we wanted and A Piece of Cake's quote came back with the lowest price and a guarantee they could replicate it. It should be said that you pay for what you get. We went with the lowest price and the cake we received from A Piece of Cake was far from the picture we had provided. Although the colors and overall design matched what we had agreed on, the execution was lacking. The peacock perched on top was the saddest looking peacock I had ever seen and looked like it could have been a child's grade school art project. Instead of the majestic centerpiece I had envisioned it being, it turned out to be something that looked like it was whipped together last minute.
It should also be said that A Piece of Cake lacks professionalism. Many times I had reached out to Laurie about sending me the final contract prior to the wedding as well as quoting me additional sweets for the dessert tables. The quote for the sweets never came and the contract came 3 days before the wedding and only because Laurie wanted payment and I reminded her I never received a contract with final pricing! And the part the takes the cake (no pun intended) was when during the cake tasting, our first face to face interaction with Laurie, she likened the aftermath of a chocolate fountain to an abortion! Needless to say, my then fiance and I were speechless. On the positive side, her cakes were tasty if you want a straightforward wedding cake for a good price.
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A Piece of Cake & Desserts responded with the following comments:

I'm sorry this bride was not happy with her cake. A few necessary clarifications though. First of all this bride emailed us FIRST and gave us a budget of $800 for a "majestic" cake of which she wanted fake and to serve four sheet cakes in the back. All this to serve 300 guests. Next thing was she showed me a copy of her invitation of which she had a gorgeous medallion on her invite. I suggested that i make a silicone mold and place the medallions on the Middle tier. The color change from light pink to teal, this was the brides request and this was executed. The ball on which the was teal with purple flowers with gold centers was her request and was executed. The feathers were white with purple and gold feather centers the bride liked the idea and it was executed. I met with this bride in February of which she did not say for sure or give a deposit to book. She did manage to send her medallions in the mail, still no contract or deposit ironically. She calls about dipped strawberries, pretzels, etc... For pricing of which I said i could tell her right on the phone but she was unwilling to write it down and told me to send it to her in an email. Still no contract nor deposit or clear answer if they were using me. Low and behold i receive a timeline from her wedding coordinator five days before the wedding, FIVE DAYS. I immediately contacted her back and told her that I would not be doing her cake and no money was received for a deposit. Her coordinator had to contact the bride who said within the two months she never received a contract which was sent. Certainly though the bride should have thought to send something email if she had not received it-right??? A mere four days before her wedding i had to follow up, send emails and a last minute reminder email about payment. As far as the "abortion" comment i don't recall that and also am an activist against abortion and find the comment ludicrous , she could have had whatever she wanted for chocolates.
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Amanda
Wedding:
9/10/2011
1.8/5.0
I really enjoyed my consultation with A Piece of Cake. I felt like Laurie really understood my vision and drew exactly what was in my head. Also, the flavors she came up with for my Hawaiian wedding were awesome! We went with the coconut rum cake and a pineapple cream. It tasted just like a pina colada. I left that day feeling so awesome and looking forward to seeing my cake on the big day.
The big day arrived. The delivery time of 3:30 came...and went...as did 4...and 4:30. I, naturally, started to panic. My maid of honor called Laurie's personal cell phone as I got into my dress to WALK DOWN THE AISLE and she didn't answer. I couldn't believe it! My MOH finally got an answer from her and she was AT THE BEACH! She passed my cake off to someone else and they clearly just threw it together. Once it finally arrived (after I had already walked down the aisle, mind you) it was NOT what was agreed upon. The buttercream that was supposed to look clean looked messy. The decorations of small waves and dots on the tiers looked amateur. Not to mention, the starfish that I had wanted were 3 sizes too small and missing the diamonds. I was actually embarrassed when it came time to cut the cake. At least it was tasty.
If you decide to go with A Piece of Cake, just make sure the person you actually THINK is going to do your cake does it, and it gets to you on time!
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A Piece of Cake & Desserts responded with the following comments:

In all honestly yes we did have a delay in delivery but it certainly was not her time that she has stated. We arrive one hour before the start of the ceremony. In this case we were late beyond the agreed time, but we were at the venue before the bride even walked down the aisle. In fact my assistant saw the bride getting in to her limo so her statement about walking down the aisle is fabricated. Also we were asked on the phone to go in first to confirm she was not there and then bring the cake in. I dont want to make excuses but what we encountered before her cake did delay us. We arrived at another location and there was no caterer, no coordinator to open the facility. it was completely locked. We waited nearly one hour with a cake and it did delay us. I took the next cake in line for delivery so that my assistant could take the next one, st pete beach is building a new bridge and there are delays up and down the strip, that delayed me as well. I did receive a call from maybe a coordinator, I dont know who she was (she never called prior to confirm delivery times if she was a coordinator). I did speak with her directly to let her know of the situation and that we are on our way. I WAS NOT AT THE BEACH HAVING FUN, I was personally delivering another wedding cake to the Postcard Inn, apparently this information was incorrectly given to the bride by the person I talked to and said that we would arrive at 5:30 pm, Her actually reception didnt start until 7pm. I dont pass on my cakes to anyone. I have myself and my driver of which have delivered hundreds and hundreds of cakes. The cake was not thrown together. The cake was buttercream and have reviewed all the pictures, it was not messy, it was smoothed buttercream with a wavy pattern on top and bottom and it mirrors the sketch that I provided to her. the wave is exact. I do not have in the contract that the starfish were to be a particular size, and also there were to be pearl dots for texture and they had that on them. There was no mention on the contract of diamonds so naturally she did not get those. So the wavy pattern was on the cake, the dots were on the cake, the 3-5 starfish were on the cake, the handmade hibiscus flowers were on the cake with the bright pink centers, her topper was on the cake, the flavors were correct.

Each cake I meet with each client and draw a sketch, each cake I put together, stack and do the final details because I then know what the clients want and see to it they have what they requested. I have a total of 13 emails, 1 walk in, and 1 tasting and feel as though I was responsive, professional, flexible, and provide a great product.

I contacted the bride via email to discuss her rating, I apologized deeply and sympathize with her feelings, it is never our intention to stress a bride on her special day. We explained what we encountered but she has not responded to our email.
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joan
Wedding:
11/25/2006
1.6/5.0
I had asked for a simple, elegant decoration on my cake. I provided a picture of what I was looking for–white on white piping of lines interlacing to create a look of lace. I specifically stated I hated polka dots. I received my cake and it only had polka dots on it plus the cake was nearly falling over (we had to cut it early so that it didn't fall before cutting it.) The flavor was good but It was the worst looking wedding cake I have ever laid eyes on-so thanks for a beautiful day. Yes, it's 2 years later and i'm still bothered by it!!
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A Piece of Cake & Desserts responded with the following comments:

I was never aware that there was a problem with this cake nobody ever contacted me. I would have tried to resolve the problem with the client. The top tier was placed on pillars and the middle tier. The client specifically requested a 100% crisco vegetable based shortening icing. The wedding day was extremely hot and humid and the icing would not set, this icing will never stiffen like a butter based icing. I set up the cake and the cake was not falling or leaning when I left. Perhaps the choice in icing by the client, the temperature of the hall, the length of time before cutting (alot of factors I do not know) etc... made the plates on which it stood to shift. I know is that it was fine when I left or I would not have left. I support all of my cakes with dowel rods in each layer, a cardboard in between and a main supporting dowel stick. In the 7 years with this business and being a pastry chef I have NEVER had one cake fall or shift. I go by what my contract states, for the last two years or so I make a sketch of every cake in color so that the client can sign off on it. Again if this was brought to my attention afterwards I could have tried to resolve it.
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Private User
Wedding:
4/26/2014
1.2/5.0
At first everything was going great with piece of cake. She was so helpful even after we had to change venues and couldn't have her do my wedding cake. So we had her still do my grooms cake. Everything was going perfect till the day of. My grooms cake looked nothing liked I asked. It looked like a local grocery store made it not a professional cake designer. I was so disappointed. I email them, no response. I had to go on Facebook and write a bad review to get a email back. She was very nice explaining it was above her talent. To do this cake. I asked if maybe she could give me some of the money back, not all I would let her even decided what would be fair. Bale cause I payed 250.00 for this cake that had 2 plastic figures on it when I asked for 4 made out of sugar or whatever was need to make them. I never said I wanted plastic. Even the brick work on the side of the cake didn't look like the picture. I never got another email from her when I asked about getting some of the money back. Be careful using them, or make sure you keep tabs on what your cake will look like. Because I was blindsided by my cake.
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Katherine
Wedding:
12/7/2013
1.1/5.0
I chose to go with Laurie because of reading reviews on several wedding boards and speaking with different people. She came very highly recommended.prior to the wedding date we had some trouble with contacting her regarding italian cookies we wanted in addition to the wedding and grooms cake. We ended up going with a different vendor for the cookies. The day of our wedding I showed up to the venue and went I t o look at my reception room and was VERY disappointed in the cake. There were zero sugar flowers on top which we had paid for and were stated in the contract. There was also no lace anywhere on my cake which was also stated in the contract and in the picture attached to the contract. The cake was very tasty but was not what I asked for. When I approached Laurie about the breech in contract she said she would review he contract and get back to me. Not surprisingly I haven't heard from her since. I have nothing to gain by sharing this story but to warn others about how difficult she was. I think I would have gotten what I wanted from Publix at a more affordable price.
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bnh
Wedding:
12/12/2010
1.0/5.0
Laurie,

My email stated if you read carefully that there was "NO STRAWBERRY FILLING ALL LAYERS WERE IDENTICAL" so I don't know where you are getting your information saying that i said there was filling and then there was not at some point. Bottom line you did not have your "STUFF" together it appeared you threw together my cake at the last minute between losing my receipts and accusing me of still owing money when i did not and then not making my cake look the and taste the way I asked you did not deliver. (ie:The monogram looked like my 18 mo. old daughter drew it). You were unprofessional then and now you are lying and still showing your unprofessional nonbusiness like behavior. Own up to your mistakes. Although it is none of your business my refund from the rusty pelican had nothing to do with your cake. The rusty pelican did not put some of my appetizers out for my guest which i payed for and did not serve my vendors their meals so I was very much entitled to my refund thank you very much. Also I did invest 400 dollars into the cake whether you and the rusty pelican split it or not is not my concern it still went to toward that cake looking and tasting a certain way for my guests and it was at all the picture I gave you to copy.
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A Piece of Cake & Desserts responded with the following comments:

This client was a Rusty Pelican couple. She did have a scheduled tasting the first time of which she forgot to come in.

Her words "I already set up an appointment for this week at 1130 I thought it was monday but I guess you guys are closed mondays. I'm not sure what day its for I will try calling you again tomorrow. Thanks"

Her second appointment she was nearly one hour late.

She came in for the tasting and decided to go with the NY cheesecake on the bottom and the 1/2 yellow and 1/2 chocolate rum cake with vanilla bavarian cream. She asked that the color of the cake be wysteria of which she never provided a color swatch.
She upgraded to fondant which was an additional $195 NOT $400. She paid her deposit the day of the appointment.

On 12/7 we called to verify the details of her order WHICH WE DO FOR EVERY CLIENT to confirm that nothing has changed as so many times it does.

On 12/8 she emails and said that she found a gold cake stand that is 12" her cake is 10" at the very bottom so we could only put it on a 12" board which left very little room for any flowers that were large at the bottom.

I receive a email from the venue TWO days ago from today stating that the filling in the cake was not there and that they want money back. They also received money back from the venue. Mind you this is over ONE MONTH after the wedding has past. I emailed the bride to find out what the situation was as the husband stated that there was no filling in the cake. We have our baking logs to prove that we made what they asked and a signed contract.

Her email below on January 20th...

I have made attemps to contact you right after the wedding. I also sent you an email letting you know there was NO cheesecake layers or strawberry filling on any layer all layers were identicle. The appearance of the cake was not up to par either as i stated in the email i sent about a month ago. I will forward that. Between you and the rusty pelican i invested 400 into the cake and i expected it to look and taste how i asked. I do not want another cake if you are not willing to make this right i will take this up with the rusty pelican.

Now it turns out that there was filling in the cake, just not the right kind and that the cake was not up to par.

Yes I do have a No cash refund policy as to prevent situations like this where the cake was entirely consumed and then after one month they want money back. I did offer to make an anniversary cake to make them happy even though we did nothing wrong.

If she was not happy with the flavors at the time of the tasting she surely could have gone to the other places and did not have to chose us just because we are on the list and she could have paid real premium prices but elected not to do so.
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Nancy
Wedding:
6/19/2010
1.0/5.0
A Piece of Cake was to provide 300 vanilla cupcakes for our event; half with vanilla frosting and half with chocolate. All 300 were to have a "pearl" of icing on the top. They were also to provide 300 cookies to be used with a "cake form" stand I had made. The first issue was that I had to meet Laurie twice to get the cake forms as she forgot them for the first appointment we had. The second issue was that I was not provided an invoice until 2 days before the wedding when it was too late to change vendors. The cost for the cookies was excessive in my opinion; however, I was expecting great things. When both were delivered 45 minutes late, the cookies were average and the cupcakes has NO decoration on them. Laurie sent her son back out to shake sprinkles on the cupcakes which was totally not the look we wanted or ordered. We then served the cupcakes only to find the liner was impossible to remove from the cupcake. The guests had icing up to their elbows trying to get the liner from the cupcake. The cakes were good but by the time we ate one, it was too late to salvage the miserable experience.
I sent an email the day after the wedding and have yet to get a response; obviously, I am not happy
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A Piece of Cake & Desserts responded with the following comments:

We did provide the 150 cupcakes and 300 cookies (not in a package) which were included in the package with the caterer they had selected. The caterer paid us directly for the cupcakes. None of our discussions included anything to do with the wrapper they had wanted for the cupcakes. We use a standard soufflé cup of which we use for a upscale hotel each week. If the client had ever requested something different surely we would have fulfilled her request.
I initially met with the client and mother of bride in March. They gave me a picture of what they wanted which was a cookie stand where all the cookies would be stacked up in rows. They wanted chocolate chip cookies and sugar cookies with coarse sugar. At this time they left without signing a contract or paying any deposit. The second brief meeting was for the MOB to stop by and get seven styrofoams of which they never paid for. I then contacted them to see what the dimensions were where the cookies would be set on so that we could ensure that the cookies would not hang over the side. On 5/26 the stands were still not complete and receive and email that MOB would be more than happy to stop back by to go over everything and then complains in this review. The email I receive from the client was the actual size of the cookie stand so I SUGGESTED she come back in so that I could measure everything. MOB comes in and I calculate the number of cookies, size, and I ADVISED her to add another tier of which she takes the additional Styrofoam, no money paid again. I never forgot any styrofoams for her, I actually had to pick them up from my supplier and had them.
On 6/10 we sent an email with the pricing for every thing, never hear back until the 15th, sent an email on the 15th setting delivery between 5-6pm. Receive payment TWO DAYS before the wedding and we were to the point where we would not be able to complete the request. They had plenty of time from March until 6/15 where they could have changed vendors or searched for additional options and did not. We made the cookies to their request, the cupcakes (with the exception of the pearl center BUT we can back and put them NOT SPRINKLES EITHER, on before the reception, an oversight on our part), and arrived at 5:38pm so were WERE NOT LATE, rather within the time frame.
I have never had any complaints about the liners… icing up to elbows. The cookies and cupcakes were freshly made as is all of our confections and made to order TWO DAYS prior 300 cookies and 150 cupcakes NOT 300 as stated. I then get a “cc” email that went to the caterer stating that this client wants me to be removed from their vendor list and received NO CALL from the client NOR any email of which she stated she called me right after the wedding. She states she had FOUR visits which was incorrect and said it could have been done in one visit. We are NOT be responsible if something does not fit as we made many efforts to make it right for her beyond what we should have and will have them sign off on the wrappers. She clearly states in her email that the cupcakes were delicious and changes her story numberous times about everything.
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Abby
Wedding:
5/10/2014
0.9/5.0
We were referred to Laurie through our caterer. She is on their preferred list and her cakes are included in their catering. I will say the cake and cupcakes were beautiful and delicious, however, they were not what we ordered. Both the look (I was very specific and sent pictures) and the flavors. She was extremely hard to get a hold of and when she did return a call/email, she was very short. She is very pompous and went as far as saying I didn't have anything to worry about because our caterer loved her. It was very frustrating, as we were out of state. When we went to her shop to return the cupcake stand, mind you, this was during her posted business hours, she was not there. It is now more than a month later and we are still waiting for our refund for returning the stand. Look elsewhere, she is not worth the hassle!
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A Piece of Cake & Desserts responded with the following comments:

I'm happy to see that this client said the cupcakes were beautiful and delicious.The wedding date was 5/10/14, but in her response she says the cupcakes were the wrong flavor, but did not make a complaint until now? Over a month later.? What we made was correct, the flavors for the cake and the cupcakes according to her email and contract. She paid extra for a cupcake stand of which she returned on Monday and we are closed, it says on the door and the website. She left it outside away from the building door and left a message on the ground.
Never once was short, pompous or boasted about anything, actually the caterer refers two cake companies, I'm not the only one.
I responded to every call and email, maybe not immediately but did respond.
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Ashley
Wedding:
4/30/2011
0.7/5.0
I really do not understand how this business has such high ratings, my experience using A Piece of Cake at our wedding last year was absolutely terrible. I was planning my wedding from out of town and getting a hold of Laurie or anyone at the business for any reason was a total headache. She never answered our calls and emails were left unanswered. I hadn't heard from Laurie before our wedding, and was not sure we would even have our wedding cake show up at all. Luckily it did show up, and on time even (our coordinator said this vendor had been notoriously late with cakes in her experience). Unfortunately, it was the centerpiece of our room and it was a complete embarrassment. I even chose a basic design because I knew I chose Laurie for taste and value over design skill. The piping was thick and choppy, it looked so unprofessional my guests asked if I had a friend make it for me. I would absolutely not recommend them to anyone, this vendor was my biggest regret.
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A Piece of Cake & Desserts responded with the following comments:

12/27/2010 12:00 pm received clients first contact, replied 12/29 8:49pm. Gave me dates that she would be in town 1/5/11-1/10/11, asking if we could meet on 1/5/11,2pm.

1/12/11, 4:18pm clients contacts me and decides to use our services. 1/12/11 9:48 pm respond to email and answered her questions about payment options.

1/13/11 11:50 client emails me and asks me questions about deposit, payments, balance date and pictures of sugar peonies. Delay in responding was due to us participating in the chocolate festival locally and had two bridal shows and existing cake orders.

1/25/11 1:30 pm MOB asks me for a signed copy of the contract because daughter is in st. Louis and forgot to make a copy of it for herself. Mom states she looks forward to a beautiful and delicious wedding cake.

1/25/11 11:56 I reply and send contract to MOB

4/9/11 4:44pm I received no other emails, etc... Ashley is emailing me to make sure that everything is all set for the wedding cake on 4/30/11. Also wants to know when the final payment is due again. And asks about whether or not she needs to provide a cake stand and what size.

We replied on 4/9/11 4:44pm

4/11/11 9:44 am, MOB states daughter told her the final payment is due, I'm asked if i take credit cards, asks I call her for the information, asks for pictures of sugar peonies so they can decide if they want fresh or sugar and make a final decision, wants to know if they need to provide a stand again

4/13/11 6:07 we replied

4/13/11 12:16 pm we receive the same email from above at 9:44am.

4/20/11 said the sugar flower pictures I sent were lovely, will definitely go with the sugar peonies

4/22/11 WE Contact their venue to confirm delivery time, she requested 5:30 pm delivery, the room it is being held in because on 4/22/11 6:17 we receive an email from Quinn Noonan, who is no longer there that they want the cake delivered to the Don CeSar South Terrace by 5pm and that is also spring break weekend on the beach. Thank Goodness we called because we were given wrong room and time for the 2nd time at This venue

Our company managed to respond to every call and email, prepare a contract, call to get the balance, call gotel to confirm delivery, and change delivery time that was originally scheduled. April is an extremely busy month, maybe this bride does not realize that, but as you cans see i responded quickly. It may not have been the very second they left a message one, but i do contact back within a reasonable time. She got a stand from the florist, never told us and the florist called to say we damaged their acrylic stand, it clearly states in the contract that we are not responsible if they bring or rent a stand from somewhere else, how could we guaramtee that? Of course we have stands and options for elevating the cake. Client did not advise us that there would be an initial topper...so it appears this was communication problems on their end as well.

The coordiantor at the hotel who is no longer there, thank goodness actually was in the middle of another botched up delivery that the corordinator told me an incorrect time to deliver and we delivered at that time and the hotel coordinator said i was supposed to be there at 2:30 pm. Again botched up by two other people on spring break weekend, we delivered on time. The hotel also has a pastry chef on site, if it was such a headache through us we did not force them to use us and they could have used the hotel chef.

This client chose a cake because of taste and price, but not design skill, I think you can see by my work this is an absurd statement. This cake was fondant, we gave her fondant. The cake has piped bands that I handpainted pearlescent with a brush (yes painted each small line), It was and is identical to the picture she showed us. It is picture F14 on my website under the fondant cake gallery. A 100 person serving fondant cake with three large peonies decorated exactly like her original picture for $540 (great price, i bet the hotel would have charged her twice as much!) It would have been nice if she would have contacted afterwards to at least state her dissatisfaction, maybe she was not aware of the behind the scenes things that we did, nor did she look at pur responses to her many emails, instead the client waits over one year and leaves false information about us responding, did this really deserve a 0.7 review???
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UFwedding2010
Wedding:
4/16/2010
0.7/5.0
We ordered a wedding cake from a Piece of Cake and were extremely disappointed. We should have read this website before getting our cake from this company. We had the same problem with our cake that many of these other people had. We went in for our tasting and loved the cake flavors and picked a design for our cake. We asked for a sketch and never received one. So we found a picture of a cake on the internet and emailed it as an example of what we wanted. We had to pay extra to purchase stencils in order to get the design we wanted on the side of our cake. About a month before the wedding we called to make sure everything was set up and we were told that our contract was lost. That should have been a clue that she is very unprofessional and we should have found another baker. Also we had trouble communicating with the baker she would never return phone calls or emails.

Now we get to our wedding and were shocked at the appearance of our cake. First off it was compared to the leaning tower of pisa multiple times. The cake was leaning about 30 degrees. The cake had hideous patches of fondant covering where she had messed up the stenciling. Not only were these strange fondant patches on the cake many of them were not on straight. There was black ribbon around the bottom of each layer. We asked for no ribbon around the bottom of the layers, and to make it worse the ribbon was cut too short and did not meet up on several layers. After our wedding we contacted the baker and she refused to admit the cake looked anything but amazing. However we feel a first grader could have made a better looking wedding cake.
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A Piece of Cake & Desserts responded with the following comments:

First of all if you read the reviews of which I have had 70 there is a very little percentage that were unhappy or not satisfied. As far as a sketch, we DO ALL contracts with a colored sketch except when the bride personally picks a cake that has already been done. This bride did that, she also picked a cake that was a damask pattern, not something that can be drawn. What this client wanted was a damask "stenciled" pattern on a buttercream cake!! She was unwilling to pay for fondant, which was recommended. It is not our company's policy to make sure they have a contract when no deposit and no clear communication has come from the bride/groom as to whether or not they want us to make their cake. We send contracts out same day or following day to each client who clearly communicates that they want us to do their cake. They originally met with us on 12/28/09. 1/25/2010 client emails us and asks for their sketch, still no deposit or confirmation received. 2/16/2010 I clearly communicate that we could do a similar design, but not exact due to them wanting buttercream. I could do fondant cut outs and apply them to a buttercream cake. 2/18/2010 I resend the contract because they did not get it. 2/21 they resend a picture clearly done in fondant with specific details cutouts. 2/23 I specifically state the stencils are $65 and they would have to pay for them and state that the cake would have to be done in fondant NOT buttercream. 2/26 reconfirm all the details again for a wedding that is 4/16 and have still not received a deposit. I finally receive payment and a deposit 10 days before the wedding.

Now about the details of the cake...we received a call from the yacht were they were having there wedding on Thursday wanting to change the time of delivery. Friday we receive a call changing the delivery time back to the original. I spoke with the catering manager and gave them my cell # in the event they needed to reach us prior in case the docking times change. We deliver the cake, set it up and take pictures at all angles.
4/19 we receive an email from the mother of the bride. She explains that the cake was leaning, the designs or panels on the cake are tilted. I was in absolute shock at the pictures that I saw. Naturally I compared them to the pictures that we had. We delivered the cake around 4:30 and could clearly see that the cake had been moved from the original spot that we placed it in. First of all the cake was on a cocktail table in the corner of the outer windows and the back side up against a partition with glass and would which was a solid structure of the boat. In the MOB's pictures the cake now has some kind of chinese screens that are behind it and there is enough room for a person to stand behind. It is also moved to the left where there was no table on the left side and now in her pictures there are. I notice the board is buckled where the foil covered board is bent another indication that the cake has been lifted. In one of the pictures the cake is leaning to the left and the next picture it is leaning to the right. It is absolutely clear that the cake has been moved on several occasions. I never stated that the cake looked amazing when they sent me there pictures, what I stated was that someone had moved the cake, messed up the stability of it, and damaged the ribbon as well as the decor on the cake. I used plenty of dowel rods and main supporting rods, but this was a heavy cake on a moving vessel of which I have no clue after we dropped it off what exactly happened as the director just stated we never moved it. He had my cell phone number, never contacted us and said that it happened right after our driver left-NO WAY!! It was straight in our store, straight when we delivered it! The client wanted 1/2 back and I am sorry I was unwilling to do so. I even was willing to remake the cake in a fake cake and take some pictures so there memory would be a good one. I just felt sorry for them. So from now on we take a picture of the cake at our store, with a level on it, and a full 360 degree view for further evidence.

I returned each email in a timely manner and spoke to the bride on several occasions, sorry for her disappointment but she did not tak our recommendations we did respond to her numerous emails even though she never booked and gave us a deposit.
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Jaime
Wedding:
3/8/2014
0.5/5.0
Although her cakes are delicious, I would NEVER recommend A Piece of Cake to ANY bride unless you're looking for a migraine during the whole process! You can never reach them (via phone or email) unless you leave a very upset message about their lack of response and then you miraculously hear back from Laurie. She was over an hour and a half late dropping off the cakes (they didn't arrive until AFTER the ceremony) and were not what I ordered. The flavors were correct, but the sizes, quantity, and design were not what I specified (nor what was ordered). And getting any sort of a refund/reimbursement seems to be out of the question as she very rudely told me to review my contract even though it looks as if she was the one who didn't, because everything I claimed to be incorrect on her end was plainly stated on the contract the way we wanted it. Absolutely HORRIBLE customer service. Worst wedding vendor I dealt with! DO NOT USE!!!!!
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Principessa7997
Wedding:
2/6/2010
0.5/5.0
Would never do bus. Again!!! My cake was completly wrong. I provided the design which she didn't do, we paid extra for 2 diff flavored fillings and didn't get any, my cake was late, so late my guests had been seated in reception hall and watched as my cake was brought in and put together in front of them! The cake was 6 tiers and was literally leaning over and the fondant was falling off the backside. My cake is on her website which I never gave permission to use my design or cake on her site. It's the 6 tier Tiffany theme cake, they used a picture from our reception! She admitted something went wrong w the cake which is why it didn't have the gonash or dulce de leche fillings we paid extra for. My reception began at 630pm and they wheeled the cake in after 7!!! My bridal party and I had to wait to enter the hall because she was so late! We paid up front over $1500 for a cake she ruined, not to mention how embarrassing for me that my cake was put together in front of my guests and I had to wait to be announced to my reception! She refused to give any money back for the many errors shd made! We had to dispute the charge w our credit card company to get the money back! When u see the picture of the cake on her site it looks ok, the design was all wrong and that pic was taken right after they set it up but it began leaning soon after and when it was time to cut the cake my groom and I are pictured by a cake that's about to fall over and the fondant on the back was peeling off! I have told all my future bride friends of my horrible experience and I have pics to prove it! It's been over 2 yrs since my wedding and I'm still upset, my wedding cake was a big deal to me and I feel cheated out of that moment that I'll never get back. I wouldn't refer my worst enemy to "A piece of cake"
Services Used: Wedding Cake
A Piece of Cake & Desserts responded with the following comments:

Cleint and Mom came in on 2/6/10 and paid a $200 deposit. The amount of the order was $820 for 2 fake tiers of cake and $970 for 1 fake tie of cake. The flavors listed on the order were choco for the top, 2nd and 6th tier of cake, the tasting form and contract do not sta te a filling of ganache, they were filled with buttecream, this is the purpose of contracts, if they wanted that then they could have at any time requested it, fixed the contract, send an email especially due to the fact her mom was an attorney this should have been an easy situation. The 3rd tier was dulce de leche which we did make. The 4th tier and the 5th tier were to be fake cakes, so her claim as to paying $1500.00 is absurd and untrue. Also read you contract it states that I am given permission to use any of my work on my website. I have my picture and also at the time after the wedding gained a picture from another vendor which I will also post on my site and you can clearly see that in no way was the cake leaning. On top of it with two fake tiers that even provided more stability and less weight. there was no cake that was put together on site, we had the whole cake together and simply lifted it off of our cart and placed it on the table while 2-3 people in the room were asking "where is the grooms cake??? You can see it next to our beautifule. Cake, some tacky homemade cake with plastic pieces on it, of whcih we did not make" Meanwhile we are lifting a 125 pound cake, and the cake that was put by our showpiece. When we arrived there WERE NO GUESTS in the room, just a couple of people buzzing around the room, again this is the purpose in contracts to nail down the flavors and time, topper problems, etc...

Now here is some facts she did not mention

1/14/2010 we sent a fomal contract describing all of the details...she writes back and asks what hours the bakery is open and that she will bring a picture of the design and drop the cake topper off

1/14/2010 writes back and says that she will drop off the topper soon and that she will sign off on the sketch and may have payment.

2/1/2010 Never hear from the bride, no topper, sent emails and sent her an email stating that I need the topper to balance the size and that I would need payment in cash, no credit cards or checks

2/2/2010 no response fom the client, sent another email, called the hotel to find out what if any wedding is going on.

2/3/2010 sent an email stating that due to the fact I have not received the balance of the wedding cake that was due and no response that I will not be able to make the wedding cake.

2/4/2010 Finally receive and email from the mother of the bride who states that she has been in court and that here daughter was not talking to her and they have not gotten the topper and will get me payment. TWO DAYS BEFORE HER WEDDING. I offer to go out and get the topper at a local store for her and did so at no charge. She now states two days before she wants another fake tier added to make a six tier cake. A cake decorators dream!! Said that not as many guests are attending and that she wants to make the cake even taller. I should have washed my hands of the whole thing!

2/5/2010 Finally payment for $860, not $1500 like she claims and was received ONE DAY BEFORE THE WEDDING.

2/12/2010 I receive a call from the mother of the bride who states that the cake was suppose to have white chocolate buttercream, read the contract, it surely does not state this on the contract or our consultation sheet. She said how could I have made a cake for her without any frosting??? I was perplexed and reassured her that the cake definitely had frosting, with fondant on it you have to have something, she said "are you calling me a liar??" Absolutely not I stated. I told her I would call the hotel and talk to the banquet staff to find out what was going on.

She also stated that the topper was suppose to be sunk in the cake at least the base portion of it. Of course something else that was never stated, on the contract, and also would have been nice if they gave me the topper back in January like they said that they would.

Hotel staff does not call back, so what am I supposed to do about the fact that she received 154 servings of actual cake, a design that I spent alot of last minute hours on, went to the store and bought her topper, delivery, she never once sent any pictures of proof of the cake, returned and portion of the cake, nor the real kicker that she cannot or did not show evidence of any leaning which was stated in the review.

Also two days before six months the mom charges the item back on her credit card and tries to get back all $860. Also anyone can come in my shop and see that she never once stated the cake was leaning in the chargeback and that two years later that now is an issue. Oh and I have the picture of the back of the cake and it is NOT peeling off the back of the cake.

Come to find out that the reason the cake had no frosting was that the hotel peeled off the fondant and unfortunately after the cake has been out this will happen, I did not approve this nor suggested it to the hotel and after we leave a cake could not be responsible for this, I told the client and left a message that she would have to contact the hotel directly for resolution.

End result in showing all the paperwork to the credit card company, contract, documentation they reversed the $860 amount and put it back in my account because clearly the clients did not have a leg to stand on.

As far as recommendations I would prefer that she not recommend anyone that she knows friend or foe to A Piece of Cake, they were an absolutely nightmare to deal with and she is going all over the internet and leaving multiple stories and lies.
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6/12/2011
0.0/5.0
I was so disappointed with my wedding cake! When I first met with Laurie, i saw lots of pictures of different cakes that she had done in the past. I fell in love with this one design and we discussed about having pictures on the cake of my husband and I. Laurie told me that she was able to do this cake with no problem. I should have known from the very beginning to not work with her, because it took SEVERAL weeks to just get a contract from her. Laurie was horrible with responding to emails. She only responded to one of my emails immediately, and that was an email that was in regards to final payment. The week before my wedding I tried to get a hold of Laurie to discuss the delivery time and she NEVER called me back. I had to respond with someone other than Laurie via email. I told them I wanted my cake deliverd before the ceremony, and she argued with me that they were going to deliver my cake during coctail hr. I have NEVER heard of a cake being delivered during coctail hour, and I was very uncomfortable with the idea. The day of my wedding my wedding cake looked horrible!!! I had picked out 12 pictures to go on the wedding cake. Including a VERY important picture of my husbnd and his grandmother (which passed away a couple of weeks before the wedding) Some of the pictures were not on the cake including the one with my husband and grandmother!!! The taste of the cake was delish, but there was more icing and fondant than cake. I would not recommend A Piece of Cake to any bride!! they are not worth the headache!!!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
A Piece of Cake & Desserts responded with the following comments:

Bride came in March 2010 for a tasting and received second set of samples in December at no charge. The cake that the client picked was a cake that I have done before. It is a cake where the top tier was the middle cake and the middle cake was the top tier. Again this cake has been done by me before and did not have any issues nor did I have issues with the first cake. 4/6/2010 10:04 pm I was contacted, 10:20pm I responded 4/15/2010 8:00pm I was contacted, 10:00pm I responded 4/16/2010 7:01 pm I was contacted, 11:03pm I responded 5/3/2010 1:05 am I was contacted, 11:49pm I responded 5/10/2010 2:54pm I was contacted, 7:37 pm I responded 12/4/2010 7:04 pm I was contacted, contacted her two days later 12/6/2010 11:13pm I was contacted, 11:42pm I responded 4/14/11 12:12pm I was contacted, 4/15 12:33 pm I responded I met with the client for the third time and she asked if I could personally print out one of the pictures (and did not charge her for doing this print for the ink or the paper of which she took home to show her finance and never heard back from them) 6/2/11 12:09 I was contacted 6/7/11 3:59pm I was contacted, 5:00pm I responded 6/7/11 5:03 I was contacted, 5:23 I responded The client asked for the cake to be delivered before the ceremony started. Mirror Lake Lyceum is where we delivered the cake, the clients get married in the main area, go downstairs for the cocktail and then come back up for the reception, it is a narrow window and have delivered many, many times here before of which this has always been done this way. I spoke with the fiance directly of which I EXPLAINED, not argued about the fact that the cake would be sitting out for more than four hours and I never talked to the bride as she stated, I spoke only with her fiance. I go by the Department of Agriculture, my Food Manager certificate of which states clearly that any item that has eggs, butter, milk should not be out for more than four hours at a time. I was only guiding them. The fiance stated that he works in the food service industry and understood and still wanted the delivery time when they wanted it. Maybe I did not call her back with the time, but there sure is an email on 6/8 at 3:02 pm stating that I was checking on the time and this was before the conversation with the fiance. On 6/2/11 at 12:09 am I received jpeg files from the bride I guess I must be really confused as there is no mention in that email or any after that one particular picture i more important than another. I made an error and just noticed that in my Outlook that she had attached so many pictures that there was a second page to it. I do admit to this mistake and am very sorry about it. I just noticed it. The cake had icing on it of course, but no more than any others also we use a material bench roller of which we roll the cake 1/2 cm in thickness. Her cake also had another layer of the frame and picture and two large fondant bows. Again there was no additional fondant but several layers because this is the design that she asked for and wanted.

So I responded 16 different times throughout the process, most all the time within a couple of hours. The brides cake was made to her specifications with the omission of three pictures, cake was delivered on time to her venue and specifications, she obviously enjoyed the cake and stated so in her review but still left a "0.0" rating ?????

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