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A Pinch of Spirit Baking Co.

Long Beach , CA

LOCATION

Long Beach, CA 90806 US (map)

PHONE

310-663-5062

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ABOUT US

At A Pinch of Spirit making beautiful and delicious cakes is our passion. All of our cakes have an authentic homemade taste, separating us from the rest. Yet we have a high-end aesthetic... Read more
At A Pinch of Spirit making beautiful and delicious cakes is our passion. All of our cakes have an authentic homemade taste, separating us from the rest. Yet we have a high-end aesthetic and craftsmanship about our designs.

For 6 years, owner and cake designer, Spirit Wallace has been perfecting her natural talents. She is well known throughout the Los Angeles and South Bay areas for her moist delicious cakes; including her irresistible Red Velvet Cake. Also known for our personable encounters with our clients, not only should your cake taste as good as it looks, but it should speak volume, specifically designed to suit your personality. Whether you like classical, elegant, trendy or whimsical we can do it all.

Our cakes are made with love; and best of all… you can afford them! Read less

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INFO FOR FAVORS & GIFTS

Do you offer a catalog of products or custom products?
Custom Products
Do you handle design, printing, and assembly?
Assembly, Design, Printing
What is your average turnaround time, from initial contact to shipment?
Please allow 2 weeks from your order date to recieve your shipment.
Are you able to meet clients in person to showcase your product?
Absolutely! We love to meet new and returning clients! Just let us know where you need us and when, and we will be there!

REVIEWS

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Leah
Wedding:
5/27/2012
0.0/5.0
Spirit was hired to make my birthday cake for 05-27-12. I ordered a 3 tier cake and 3 dozen cupcakes. My cake was supposed to have very specific elements and was supposed to be amazing. Spirits sketches were awesome, and when I did the cake tasting with her the flavor was great.

I decided to entrust Spirit in making my 30th Birthday cake.

On the evening of my birthday, Spirit had some random guy deliver my cake 4 hours late. My cake did not arrive to my birthday party until 10:00 at night. The guy knew nothing about my cupcakes that were not included. Spirit assured my party planner that I would receive a refund in full, and that the guy would shortly return with my cupcakes. My cupcakes never arrived. The cake was nothing like the sketches. It was small, ugly, and tatse horrible. I did not even have enough cake to feed my guests. Even after all of my planning, and all of the money I had invested, My 30th birthday was ruined and I was embarrased. Here we are one month later and SPIRIT has not returned any of my phone calls. She has not returned any of my planners phone calls. I have not received my refund in the amount of $500 either. This lady is a complete fraud. She has no respect for business nor her own craft. DO NOT TRUST HER! DO NOT HIRE HER! DO NOT RECCOMMEND HER TO ANYONE! DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR YOUR MONEY!
Spirit was hired to make my birthday cake for 05-27-12. I ordered a 3 tier cake and 3 dozen cupcakes. My cake was supposed Read more...
Spirit was hired to make my birthday cake for 05-27-12. I ordered a 3 tier cake and 3 dozen cupcakes. My cake was supposed to have very specific elements and was supposed to be amazing. Spirits sketches were awesome, and when I did the cake tasting with her the flavor was great.

I decided to entrust Spirit in making my 30th Birthday cake.

On the evening of my birthday, Spirit had some random guy deliver my cake 4 hours late. My cake did not arrive to my birthday party until 10:00 at night. The guy knew nothing about my cupcakes that were not included. Spirit assured my party planner that I would receive a refund in full, and that the guy would shortly return with my cupcakes. My cupcakes never arrived. The cake was nothing like the sketches. It was small, ugly, and tatse horrible. I did not even have enough cake to feed my guests. Even after all of my planning, and all of the money I had invested, My 30th birthday was ruined and I was embarrased. Here we are one month later and SPIRIT has not returned any of my phone calls. She has not returned any of my planners phone calls. I have not received my refund in the amount of $500 either. This lady is a complete fraud. She has no respect for business nor her own craft. DO NOT TRUST HER! DO NOT HIRE HER! DO NOT RECCOMMEND HER TO ANYONE! DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR YOUR MONEY! Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
6/30/2010
4.6/5.0
A Pinch of Spirit is yummy yummy. We had a beautiful 3 tier cake. Cream color with Black polka dots and red ribbon made a fondent. Absolutely stunning and it fit me perfectly. They were so nice and helpful when it came to the tasting. I am sooo picky and was probably a pain in their behinds.
A Pinch of Spirit is yummy yummy. We had a beautiful 3 tier cake. Cream color with Black polka dots and red ribbon made a Read more...
A Pinch of Spirit is yummy yummy. We had a beautiful 3 tier cake. Cream color with Black polka dots and red ribbon made a fondent. Absolutely stunning and it fit me perfectly. They were so nice and helpful when it came to the tasting. I am sooo picky and was probably a pain in their behinds. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Favors & Gifts
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PB and J
Wedding:
2/28/2009
5.0/5.0
My NEW HUSBAND :) and I were referred to APOS by a few friends that had cakes made and parties planned by these gals. I must say, Spirit is one of the most down-to-earth, sweet person you will probably meet in this business. My husband commented to me on her ability to make you feel welcomed and comfortable. We originally met for a cake tasting and later found that she and her sisters did prett much everything from cake to planning the entire wedding. As for the cake, it was AMAZINGLY delicious and by far, the moistest! We chose a clean modern design, and APOS niled it! They catered, did our centerpieces and bridal bouquets, invitations and thank you notes. We now cant wait for for our next cake... perhaps a babyshower cake!

Spirit, if you read this, thank you so much for such a worry-free experience. You are awesome, good luck on your business!
My NEW HUSBAND :) and I were referred to APOS by a few friends that had cakes made and parties planned by these gals. I Read more...
My NEW HUSBAND :) and I were referred to APOS by a few friends that had cakes made and parties planned by these gals. I must say, Spirit is one of the most down-to-earth, sweet person you will probably meet in this business. My husband commented to me on her ability to make you feel welcomed and comfortable. We originally met for a cake tasting and later found that she and her sisters did prett much everything from cake to planning the entire wedding. As for the cake, it was AMAZINGLY delicious and by far, the moistest! We chose a clean modern design, and APOS niled it! They catered, did our centerpieces and bridal bouquets, invitations and thank you notes. We now cant wait for for our next cake... perhaps a babyshower cake!

Spirit, if you read this, thank you so much for such a worry-free experience. You are awesome, good luck on your business! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Favors & Gifts, Flowers
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The New Mariah Mcnabb
Wedding:
9/13/2008
5.0/5.0
Hi Spirit! This is Mariah and Lamont. We just wanted to say thatnk you so much for all of your hard work in making our cake such a success. We know we made alot of very last minute changes, but we want you to know that you were absolutely fabulous. Everyone kept asking us about the cake girl! Not only was it tall and beautiful like we asked, it was also magnificently delicious, just like we remembered. We look forward to our 1st year anniversary cake!

Good luck to you and your business. We wish you much success in all of your endeavors. We totally recommend your services to brides, and everyone else who is reading this review. Take care Spirit!!!
Hi Spirit! This is Mariah and Lamont. We just wanted to say thatnk you so much for all of your hard work in making our Read more...
Hi Spirit! This is Mariah and Lamont. We just wanted to say thatnk you so much for all of your hard work in making our cake such a success. We know we made alot of very last minute changes, but we want you to know that you were absolutely fabulous. Everyone kept asking us about the cake girl! Not only was it tall and beautiful like we asked, it was also magnificently delicious, just like we remembered. We look forward to our 1st year anniversary cake!

Good luck to you and your business. We wish you much success in all of your endeavors. We totally recommend your services to brides, and everyone else who is reading this review. Take care Spirit!!! Read less
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Shantese
Wedding:
9/7/2008
0.5/5.0
*********DO NOT USE A PINCH OF SPIRIT BAKING COMPANY**********

I used A Pinch of Spirit to do a babyshower cake, (just like the one shown in chocolate and white on this page, only i wanted pink and chocolate), in basic plain white cake with buttercream frosting. Well, the morning of the babyshower, 8:30 a.m., I got a call from Spirit, saying that its crunch time, and that I had to pick another cake flavor because the plain vanilla was not turning out right. Well, I chose yellow instead of the plain white. The babyshower started at 2:00 p.m., The told me that she would have the cake there no later than 2:00 p.m. Well, the cake didnt arrive until 4:15 p.m. That would have been fine, until when we cut into the first tier of the cake, and the cake was still raw, uncooked! How could a baker not know that the cake is not done?!?!?! As I began to cut into the second tier, I began to notice that the second tier of the cake was chocolate! Not only did i not get what i paid for, and it looked like she had done a rush job on my cake, as it looked nothing like the picture, as promised. it was a total disaster, as the mother-to-be is allergic to chocolate, and it was very embarrassing, to say the least. I immediately called Spirit to let her know, and she said that she would give me back my money, for delivering such a terrible product, but as of today, no money has been returned, nor is she returning any of my phone calls. Not only is she a phoney cake designer, she is a terrible businessperson. I have reported her to the Better Business Bureau, as well as having to take her to court to get my money back. It is a shame for any person to operate in the way that Spirit/A Pinch of Spirit has done. To take advantage of the people who have put faith in her and given her business, is well not having spirit at all.
*********DO NOT USE A PINCH OF SPIRIT BAKING COMPANY**********

I used A Pinch of Spirit to do a babyshower cake, Read more...
*********DO NOT USE A PINCH OF SPIRIT BAKING COMPANY**********

I used A Pinch of Spirit to do a babyshower cake, (just like the one shown in chocolate and white on this page, only i wanted pink and chocolate), in basic plain white cake with buttercream frosting. Well, the morning of the babyshower, 8:30 a.m., I got a call from Spirit, saying that its crunch time, and that I had to pick another cake flavor because the plain vanilla was not turning out right. Well, I chose yellow instead of the plain white. The babyshower started at 2:00 p.m., The told me that she would have the cake there no later than 2:00 p.m. Well, the cake didnt arrive until 4:15 p.m. That would have been fine, until when we cut into the first tier of the cake, and the cake was still raw, uncooked! How could a baker not know that the cake is not done?!?!?! As I began to cut into the second tier, I began to notice that the second tier of the cake was chocolate! Not only did i not get what i paid for, and it looked like she had done a rush job on my cake, as it looked nothing like the picture, as promised. it was a total disaster, as the mother-to-be is allergic to chocolate, and it was very embarrassing, to say the least. I immediately called Spirit to let her know, and she said that she would give me back my money, for delivering such a terrible product, but as of today, no money has been returned, nor is she returning any of my phone calls. Not only is she a phoney cake designer, she is a terrible businessperson. I have reported her to the Better Business Bureau, as well as having to take her to court to get my money back. It is a shame for any person to operate in the way that Spirit/A Pinch of Spirit has done. To take advantage of the people who have put faith in her and given her business, is well not having spirit at all. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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shantell
Wedding:
8/23/2008
5.0/5.0
Okay, so it took me all day to write this review because there are so many positive attributes that A Pinch of Spirit has obtained. All I could sum it up to was that Spirit is absolutely an answered prayer. She literally lives out her name. My fiance, now husband, and I found the perfect cake when we met this lady. Not only was she a professional, but she was amazingly sweet, patient and everything else you could pray for during this stressful time.

We just got married this past weekend and what we saw when we made our entrance was a beautiful cake that EVERYONE kept raving about. It was sooooooo moist, delicious and beautiful. I have already recommended Spirit to a few of my girlfriends and family! I cant believe that anyone would attempt to sabotage Spirit and her business. As humans, no one is perfect, we all make mistakes. If this was the same Spirit that we met, we believe that no harm was inteneded!! So, if you want to see our wedding photo, please email me @shantell.dukain@gmail.com

We wish her all of the luck in the world. Spirit, you are highly recommended by Josh and Shantell Dukain. Thank you so much for making our day even more magical.
Okay, so it took me all day to write this review because there are so many positive attributes that A Pinch of Spirit has Read more...
Okay, so it took me all day to write this review because there are so many positive attributes that A Pinch of Spirit has obtained. All I could sum it up to was that Spirit is absolutely an answered prayer. She literally lives out her name. My fiance, now husband, and I found the perfect cake when we met this lady. Not only was she a professional, but she was amazingly sweet, patient and everything else you could pray for during this stressful time.

We just got married this past weekend and what we saw when we made our entrance was a beautiful cake that EVERYONE kept raving about. It was sooooooo moist, delicious and beautiful. I have already recommended Spirit to a few of my girlfriends and family! I cant believe that anyone would attempt to sabotage Spirit and her business. As humans, no one is perfect, we all make mistakes. If this was the same Spirit that we met, we believe that no harm was inteneded!! So, if you want to see our wedding photo, please email me @shantell.dukain@gmail.com

We wish her all of the luck in the world. Spirit, you are highly recommended by Josh and Shantell Dukain. Thank you so much for making our day even more magical. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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jlewis
Wedding:
7/19/2008
5.0/5.0
Spirit is the best person ever to work with. Spirit answered all my prayers when it came to my wedding cake my sister and I went to the cake tasting and oh my God we were in love the cake was so good and moist the day of my wedding I walked in to see the most beautiful cake I have ever seen Spirit you are the bomb I have recommended all of my family and friends to Spirit and they have been satisfied with her cakes also I believe since Spirit has done my wedding cake I have got my kids bday cakes my bday cake my sister babyshower cake and on and on I will never go any where else to get my cake Spirit you are the bomb once again highly recommended.
Spirit is the best person ever to work with. Spirit answered all my prayers when it came to my wedding cake my sister and Read more...
Spirit is the best person ever to work with. Spirit answered all my prayers when it came to my wedding cake my sister and I went to the cake tasting and oh my God we were in love the cake was so good and moist the day of my wedding I walked in to see the most beautiful cake I have ever seen Spirit you are the bomb I have recommended all of my family and friends to Spirit and they have been satisfied with her cakes also I believe since Spirit has done my wedding cake I have got my kids bday cakes my bday cake my sister babyshower cake and on and on I will never go any where else to get my cake Spirit you are the bomb once again highly recommended. Read less
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Marissa
Wedding:
1/26/2008
5.0/5.0
Wow! By reading the review below makes me wonder if we went to the same place. In spite of what was written, Spirit is absolutely great. When Nick and I met her, she was very personal and patient. We tought her portfolio was very nice! When we finally decided on what we wanted, we were blown away! RED VELVET! RED VELVET! Yes, that was our fav, red velvet. During the tasting, all of her cakes were delicious and the moistest we had tasted.

When the cake arrived, it was better than what we expected. My guests are still inquiring... I would definitely reccommend Spirit to future brides, and unlike the previous bride, Muriel, I was completely satisfied. I was actually referred to A Pinch of Spirit by a friend of mine who also loves her cakes and with my experience, I will deinitely use her again. If you wish, please feel free to contact me, so that I may send you a photo of my fab cake. Good luck brides!
Wow! By reading the review below makes me wonder if we went to the same place. In spite of what was written, Spirit is Read more...
Wow! By reading the review below makes me wonder if we went to the same place. In spite of what was written, Spirit is absolutely great. When Nick and I met her, she was very personal and patient. We tought her portfolio was very nice! When we finally decided on what we wanted, we were blown away! RED VELVET! RED VELVET! Yes, that was our fav, red velvet. During the tasting, all of her cakes were delicious and the moistest we had tasted.

When the cake arrived, it was better than what we expected. My guests are still inquiring... I would definitely reccommend Spirit to future brides, and unlike the previous bride, Muriel, I was completely satisfied. I was actually referred to A Pinch of Spirit by a friend of mine who also loves her cakes and with my experience, I will deinitely use her again. If you wish, please feel free to contact me, so that I may send you a photo of my fab cake. Good luck brides! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Favors & Gifts
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JennyPERUSA
Wedding:
1/26/2008
5.0/5.0
Spirit is a great person and a wonderful baker! My wedding cake was delicious and fresh. I could not give Spirit too much time to prepare my cake, but she did an awesome job in a short time. My husband, I, and all our guests loved the wedding cake.
Spirit is a great person and a wonderful baker! My wedding cake was delicious and fresh. I could not give Spirit too much Read more...
Spirit is a great person and a wonderful baker! My wedding cake was delicious and fresh. I could not give Spirit too much time to prepare my cake, but she did an awesome job in a short time. My husband, I, and all our guests loved the wedding cake. Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
12/28/2007
5.0/5.0
This is a long awaited acclamation for probably one of the best bakers out there. We all hear those horror stories of how crazy and hectic planning a wedding can be, especially when you are planning one on a budget. I was perhaps at the brink of a major breakdown trying to look for a beautiful and tasty wedding cake when I came across wedding wire. The catchiest name I saw was A Pinch of Spirit, and so I checked out her beautiful site. I already knew that I had too much respect already to comprimise the artistic talent for the cake budget I was looking for.

I took a chance and sent in my information, and to my surprise a very kind voice calls me back. I explained to her my budget, and I just couldn't believe how understanding and helpful she was to me. She is really going to get really big with the talent she has. Not only do the cakes look gorgeous, but they taste "OH SO GOOD!!!" My relatives are still talking about how good the cake was, and that's pretty rare. She has a wide variety you could choose from, and a plethora of custom designs to fit what you want. She was sooo nice, and I really appreciate what she had done for me. She basically let me feel good about my wedding again.

All I really needed and all one really does need is a Pinch of Spirit! Thanks again Spirit!!!!!
This is a long awaited acclamation for probably one of the best bakers out there. We all hear those horror stories of how Read more...
This is a long awaited acclamation for probably one of the best bakers out there. We all hear those horror stories of how crazy and hectic planning a wedding can be, especially when you are planning one on a budget. I was perhaps at the brink of a major breakdown trying to look for a beautiful and tasty wedding cake when I came across wedding wire. The catchiest name I saw was A Pinch of Spirit, and so I checked out her beautiful site. I already knew that I had too much respect already to comprimise the artistic talent for the cake budget I was looking for.

I took a chance and sent in my information, and to my surprise a very kind voice calls me back. I explained to her my budget, and I just couldn't believe how understanding and helpful she was to me. She is really going to get really big with the talent she has. Not only do the cakes look gorgeous, but they taste "OH SO GOOD!!!" My relatives are still talking about how good the cake was, and that's pretty rare. She has a wide variety you could choose from, and a plethora of custom designs to fit what you want. She was sooo nice, and I really appreciate what she had done for me. She basically let me feel good about my wedding again.

All I really needed and all one really does need is a Pinch of Spirit! Thanks again Spirit!!!!! Read less
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