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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn

Saint Petersburg , FL
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LOCATION

3153 5th Avenue North
Saint Petersburg, FL 33713 US (map)

PHONE

727-327-5725

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ABOUT US

CAKES BY CAROLYNN is family owned and operated. The bakery opened in 1989 to serve our community with our talents and to let couples know that with God's love, a marriage can endure even... Read more
CAKES BY CAROLYNN is family owned and operated. The bakery opened in 1989 to serve our community with our talents and to let couples know that with God's love, a marriage can endure even the toughest times.

We offer award winning cakes. CAKES BY CAROLYNN was voted Best of Weddngs for several years from the brides at the Knot and Bride's Choice-Wedding Wire, as well as taking the first place award in the St. Pete Times Cake Tasting Competition. The newspaper touted "elegant, perfect and then some; this is what cake should taste like". We use only the finest ingredients to ensure your cake is as exceptionally delicious as it is exceptionally beautiful.

We invite you to the bakery for a complimentary consultation and cake tasting. Just give us a call during business hours, Tuesday thru Saturday 9-5 to set up an appointment. Let us know what flavors of cake and filling you would like to sample. We will be sure to have the cake ready for you. Looking forward to seeing you SOON! Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING CAKE

What types of desserts do you provide?
Cakes, Cookies, Cupcakes, Groom's Cake, Pastries
What services do you provide?
Consultations, Custom Cake Design, Delivery, Setup, Tastings - Private
What cake items do you provide?
Cake Stands, Cake Toppers
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Nut Free
What special ingredients do you use?
Fresh Fruit
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Kristen
Wedding:
12/17/2016
5.0/5.0
I had an amazing experience with Cakes By Carolynn! Bonnie is a absolute pleasure to work with. We emailed for a few weeks discussing the style of cake I was looking for and ways to cut costs since I had a strict budget. I sent various pictures and styles and she completely understood my vision. I had a consultation with Bonnie and she made us feel right at home. She was professional, gave us her expert opinion, and I could tell she truly cared. I did a great deal of research on Tampa Bay Area Bakeries and spoke to A LOT of bakers. I decided to reach out to a St Pete baker because her work really stood out to me. I was not interested in inedible fondant that I kept seeing at other bakeries and her buttercream work was absolutely gorgeous. She was hands down the most genuine and responsive baker out of a dozen I spoke with! As much as we loved all of the fun flavors she had to offer, we chose a classic white cake with fudge filling with buttercream icing. The cakes at this bakery are moist, the fillings are decadent, and the buttercream icing is clean and smooth! The delicate dots on the buttercream iced cakes are the perfect mix of feminine and classic! I cannot wait for my wedding and to see my vision come to life! Cakes by Carolynn, Thank you for an amazing wedding experience!
I had an amazing experience with Cakes By Carolynn! Bonnie is a absolute pleasure to work with. We emailed for a few weeks Read more...
I had an amazing experience with Cakes By Carolynn! Bonnie is a absolute pleasure to work with. We emailed for a few weeks discussing the style of cake I was looking for and ways to cut costs since I had a strict budget. I sent various pictures and styles and she completely understood my vision. I had a consultation with Bonnie and she made us feel right at home. She was professional, gave us her expert opinion, and I could tell she truly cared. I did a great deal of research on Tampa Bay Area Bakeries and spoke to A LOT of bakers. I decided to reach out to a St Pete baker because her work really stood out to me. I was not interested in inedible fondant that I kept seeing at other bakeries and her buttercream work was absolutely gorgeous. She was hands down the most genuine and responsive baker out of a dozen I spoke with! As much as we loved all of the fun flavors she had to offer, we chose a classic white cake with fudge filling with buttercream icing. The cakes at this bakery are moist, the fillings are decadent, and the buttercream icing is clean and smooth! The delicate dots on the buttercream iced cakes are the perfect mix of feminine and classic! I cannot wait for my wedding and to see my vision come to life! Cakes by Carolynn, Thank you for an amazing wedding experience! Read less
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Kristen, Working with brides and grooms is the best part of our business. I love all of you and truly want to make your experience perfect. Thank you for your kind words. Bless you!
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2016beachwedding
Wedding:
10/26/2016
5.0/5.0
Perfect! No other word for these cakes. the tasting went amazing and we had top tier of red velvet, middle was raspberry amaretto with bavarian white chocolate filling, bottom was pina colada with pineapple filling and wow, it was seriously gorgeous. I'm so disappointed it's all gone already lol. Bonnie is fantastic to deal with and we got exactly what we wanted and the flavors were fabulous.
Perfect! No other word for these cakes. the tasting went amazing and we had top tier of red velvet, middle was raspberry Read more...
Perfect! No other word for these cakes. the tasting went amazing and we had top tier of red velvet, middle was raspberry amaretto with bavarian white chocolate filling, bottom was pina colada with pineapple filling and wow, it was seriously gorgeous. I'm so disappointed it's all gone already lol. Bonnie is fantastic to deal with and we got exactly what we wanted and the flavors were fabulous. Read less
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

You are the best! Thank you so very much. We try to make brides and grooms happy; so pleased we accomplished that and you loved your cake and experience. Bless you every moment of every day!
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Brooke
Wedding:
10/15/2016
5.0/5.0
First off, words will not do these cakes justice. Cakes By Carolynn, bar none, the best cake, we have ever had at any wedding. Guests of the wedding are still raving about the cake. Not a slice was left in the building. Raspberry amaretto swirl cake, will drop you to your knees.
Just as important, the customer service was top notch. Bonnie, made things so easy- the professionalism and the confidence they displayed made all the difference in the world. Our wedding cake looked exactly the way we envisioned and asked for!
They will not disappoint you!!!
First off, words will not do these cakes justice. Cakes By Carolynn, bar none, the best cake, we have ever had at any Read more...
First off, words will not do these cakes justice. Cakes By Carolynn, bar none, the best cake, we have ever had at any wedding. Guests of the wedding are still raving about the cake. Not a slice was left in the building. Raspberry amaretto swirl cake, will drop you to your knees.
Just as important, the customer service was top notch. Bonnie, made things so easy- the professionalism and the confidence they displayed made all the difference in the world. Our wedding cake looked exactly the way we envisioned and asked for!
They will not disappoint you!!! Read less
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

WOW, thanks for such a rave review! You are awesome! We are blessed to have been able to work with you; certainly our pleasure. Congratulations and happiness always.
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Kathy
Wedding:
9/17/2016
5.0/5.0
Thank you our cake's were amazing. I wanted to surprise my groom with a cake of our race car and they made him a replica of it from the color to the detail on the outside he was shock and surprised. Thank you.
Thank you our cake's were amazing. I wanted to surprise my groom with a cake of our race car and they made him a replica Read more...
Thank you our cake's were amazing. I wanted to surprise my groom with a cake of our race car and they made him a replica of it from the color to the detail on the outside he was shock and surprised. Thank you. Read less
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Hi Kathy, It is always fun to surprise someone, especially your groom. We are happy to have been a small part of your wedding and your groom's cake surprise. Thanks for your kind words! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness! Blessings,
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FreedSpirit
Wedding:
6/25/2016
5.0/5.0
Great communication, mostly through emails since my husband and I both work night shift. I emailed her pictures of different ideas that I wanted to incorporate into one cake, and she pulled it all together even better than I had imagined it! The DJ at our wedding said she had been doing weddings for 5 years and thought our cake was the best she'd ever seen! I think there may have been more pictures of the cake posted on Facebook that day than of us! Lol! The design turned out amazing, but the taste was out of this world! I highly recommend butter flavored cake with Bavarian cream filling! She was even able to accommodate a severe nut allergy for my nephew. My sister was so grateful he was able to eat some of the cake at our wedding! Highly recommend!
Great communication, mostly through emails since my husband and I both work night shift. I emailed her pictures of Read more...
Great communication, mostly through emails since my husband and I both work night shift. I emailed her pictures of different ideas that I wanted to incorporate into one cake, and she pulled it all together even better than I had imagined it! The DJ at our wedding said she had been doing weddings for 5 years and thought our cake was the best she'd ever seen! I think there may have been more pictures of the cake posted on Facebook that day than of us! Lol! The design turned out amazing, but the taste was out of this world! I highly recommend butter flavored cake with Bavarian cream filling! She was even able to accommodate a severe nut allergy for my nephew. My sister was so grateful he was able to eat some of the cake at our wedding! Highly recommend! Read less
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Time is precious and we appreciate you taking time to post a review. We are thankful that your experience was "better than you imagined". Your cake was the "best she'd ever seen" and "taste was out of this world". WOW! Our goal is to make you happy. We are glad we succeeded. Congratulations and bless you!
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Private User
Wedding:
5/20/2016
5.0/5.0
It has been great working with Cakes by Carolynn. They are super friendly, helpful, and professional. There work looks absolutely wonderful and I can not wait to see my cake and of course eat it as well. The cake turned out beautiful and tasted amazing! I couldn't ask for anything better. We ordered a 2 tier Raspberry Amaretto Swirl with Bavarian Cream filling, every one loved it!!
It has been great working with Cakes by Carolynn. They are super friendly, helpful, and professional. There work looks Read more...
It has been great working with Cakes by Carolynn. They are super friendly, helpful, and professional. There work looks absolutely wonderful and I can not wait to see my cake and of course eat it as well. The cake turned out beautiful and tasted amazing! I couldn't ask for anything better. We ordered a 2 tier Raspberry Amaretto Swirl with Bavarian Cream filling, every one loved it!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
4/23/2016
5.0/5.0
My wedding cake was just simply amazing! It looked exactly how I wanted it and tasted better than I could have imagined! I went with the amaretto raspberry flavor combination which was a big hit with my guests. I even had enough leftovers to enjoy it for a week after the wedding and it was still moist and delicious. I froze some to enjoy later, and I can't wait until my one year anniversary so that we can enjoy it again!
My wedding cake was just simply amazing! It looked exactly how I wanted it and tasted better than I could have imagined! I Read more...
My wedding cake was just simply amazing! It looked exactly how I wanted it and tasted better than I could have imagined! I went with the amaretto raspberry flavor combination which was a big hit with my guests. I even had enough leftovers to enjoy it for a week after the wedding and it was still moist and delicious. I froze some to enjoy later, and I can't wait until my one year anniversary so that we can enjoy it again! Read less
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KATHY
Wedding:
4/16/2016
5.0/5.0
The wedding was 4/16/16 and the cakes were beautiful and delicious.We had a gorgeous wedding cake with the raspberry filling,
wish I had some right now! The groom's cake was the Atlanta Braves baseball,red velvet.DELISH.Cakes by Carolynn has been in business a very long time and we know why.We tried many cakes and this is the best,look no further,you will be so happy!
The wedding was 4/16/16 and the cakes were beautiful and delicious.We had a gorgeous wedding cake with the raspberry Read more...
The wedding was 4/16/16 and the cakes were beautiful and delicious.We had a gorgeous wedding cake with the raspberry filling,
wish I had some right now! The groom's cake was the Atlanta Braves baseball,red velvet.DELISH.Cakes by Carolynn has been in business a very long time and we know why.We tried many cakes and this is the best,look no further,you will be so happy! Read less
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Thanks, Kathy. We have been in business 26 years now and always appreciate our clients. You are the best and we appreciate your review. It makes us happy! Congratulations!
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Alice
Wedding:
3/9/2016
5.0/5.0
Easy to work with and get an appointment. Cake was excellent.
Easy to work with and get an appointment. Cake was excellent.
Easy to work with and get an appointment. Cake was excellent. Read less
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Thanks, Alice. We love our brides and grooms, it is an honor to work with you! Congratulations and blessings.
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Kim
Wedding:
1/23/2016
5.0/5.0
We recently got married on Pass-A-Grille beach and Cakes by Carolynn provided our wedding cake. It was nothing short of amazing! The cake was beautiful and tasted amazing. All of our guests raved about it. I myself am not much of a sweets person, but I could have eaten this entire cake on my own - it was amazing!! I gave them my vision and it by far exceeded it. Thank you guys for an amazing and beautiful cake!
We recently got married on Pass-A-Grille beach and Cakes by Carolynn provided our wedding cake. It was nothing short of Read more...
We recently got married on Pass-A-Grille beach and Cakes by Carolynn provided our wedding cake. It was nothing short of amazing! The cake was beautiful and tasted amazing. All of our guests raved about it. I myself am not much of a sweets person, but I could have eaten this entire cake on my own - it was amazing!! I gave them my vision and it by far exceeded it. Thank you guys for an amazing and beautiful cake! Read less
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

You are so very welcome, Kim. We are pleased you were happy with your cake. It was our pleasure serving you. Wishing you much happiness! Blessings,

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