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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 US 33713 (map)

PHONE

727-327-5725

WEBSITE

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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

Besides cakes, what other types of desserts do you provide?
Cookies, Cupcakes, Groom's Cake, Pastries
What additional services do you provide?
Consultations, On-site Delivery, On-site Setup, Pickup, Tastings
Do you provide customary cakes, such as Croquembouche?
No
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes
Do you offer private tastings or open house tastings?
Private Tastings
What are your tasting hours?
Tuesday thru Saturday 9-4, Appointments requested.
Describe how you price, such as by slice or by tier, for your cakes?
Cakes priced per slice.
Does the price include the top tier of the cake?
Yes
Do you offer custom cakes, or do you work with pre-designed styles?
Custom and pre-designed cakes
What (if any) special ingredients, such as fresh fruits or farm-fresh butter, do you use in your cakes?
All fresh ingredients are used in our cakes.
On average, how far in advance of the event do you prepare the cake?
Everything is done the week of the wedding.
How many cakes do you schedule for a typical weekend?
Average of 6-10.
Will you work with the client's florist to garnish the cake?
Absolutely!
What (if any) cake accessories, such as a cake stand or cake cutter, do you rent out?
We offer cakes stands for rental.
Do you offer delivery? If yes, how much is your average delivery fee?
We deliver, price is dependent on distance from bakery.

REVIEWS

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Private User
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
A Special Touch was more than willing to accommodate me for my wedding cake just one day before they closed up shop for vacation. Bonnie made my process completely painless, even with the added anxiety of being from NY and never being able to do a tasting. The cake looked identical to what I asked for and we could have been happier!
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Valerie
Wedding:
7/2/2014
5.0/5.0
The best tasting! Amazing design! Get you cake here!!!! I will be going back! Nothing left to say...
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Meghan
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I planned our wedding out of state from Ohio and did not taste our wedding cake prior to ordering. Cakes by Carolynn made us not regret our decision. Their cake tasted so delicious and our guests were very pleased! Planning on the phone was smooth and stress free and they really worked with me and my ideas. I also ordered a groom's cake that ended up better than I envisioned! They delivered our cake to our small reception at an outdoor restaurant and set up our cake topper and everything. Their raspberry amaretto swirl cake with Bavarian cream filling was melt in your mouth delightful! Our groom's cake was simple chocolate and just as good! You can't go wrong with Cakes by Carolynn.
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Thank you Meghan for letting others know about our cakes and your experience with Cakes by Carolynn. It is always our goal to make all brides and grooms happy. We are thankful for you! Blessings to you and your groom!
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Brooke
Wedding:
6/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Exactly what we wanted - excellent value - can't wait until our first anniversary to enjoy the top layer of our wedding cake (again)! Our cake was beautiful, and communication was great to get the shop our colors and also to incorporate our cake topper (we hand delivered).
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Dear Brooke, Thank you so much for your kind words. It is our goal to delight every bride and groom with their wedding cake. We are thankful that we delivered exactly what you wanted. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We went with cakes by carolynn because it was recommended to us by our florist. It was the best decision. We went with an amaretto raspberry that was out of this world. Our cake topper is coconut which we couldn't wait for our anniversary. Very delicious. I will be back to get a cake for our anniversary. They worked great with our florist who delivered our cake decor. Just stop in and try a cupcake you will be hooked.
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Thanks Debbie! We look forward to "hooking" many more cupcake lovers after your kind words. Not only are they moist and yummy, they are inexpensive. Congratulations, we wish you love!
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Melissa
Wedding:
5/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Cake was delicious!!! We are so happy we made the decision to go with Cakes By Carolynn. We picked two flavors: Chocolate with fudge filling and then Raspberry amaretto swirl with a raspberry bavarian cream filling. YUMMY! Thanks again :)
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Hi Melissa,

You are even making me hungry. So glad you enjoyed your cake!!! Thank you for posting your satisfaction. Have you checked out our new Google 360? It is cool! Congratulations and blessings to you and your new hubby.
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/1/2014
5.0/5.0
We got married at the Grand Plaza on May 1st and Cakes by Carolynn was highly recommended. Since we are from NY and had a destination wedding...we couldn't come by for a tasting and went by reviews and recommendations. Well we were so happy we chose Cakes by Carolynn because the cake was delicious and so beautiful!! Our guests couldn't believe how good the cake was and talked about it all night...even the next day! If you are getting married in St. Pete...you must get the cake from Cakes by Carolynn!! Highly recommended!!!
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Stephanie,
Thank you so very much for your wonderful words! We are thankful for you and wish you a lifetime of love. Bless you!
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Amy
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
We contacted Carolynn's because it is well known in our area. We found that other companies charge for a tasting, they did not. The deposit was low and payment terms flexible. I created my own design for the cake and had my florist collaborrate with flowers. I emailed photos of a design and they did a great job recreating it! It was delivered on time, the cake was gorgeous and some of my guests said it was the best wedding cake they've ever had. Strongly recommend!
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Amy, thank you so much for posting your happiness with Cakes by Carolynn. We have been in business for over 24 years. We worked hard to get a good reputation and we work hard to keep it. We are blessed that you chose us for your wedding cake needs. Congrats to you and your husband!
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Samantha
Wedding:
4/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Our cake and cupcakes looked beautiful and tasted great! The icing was the best part! We had red velvet, marble and amaretto raspberry swirl (which was my favorite) but all 3 flavors were delicious. They were very easy to work with and were always very nice on the phone and in store.
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Dear Samantha,
Thank you for taking time to write a review of Cakes by Carolynn and our cakes. We are blessed with wonderful brides and grooms. We love working with you and appreciate you!
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Christina
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
They provided samples for everyone who came in, which was not expected! Amazing cake!
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Christina,
Glad you were happy with your Cakes by Carolynn experience! Lesson I learned from my Mom: It is rude not to serve everyone. We will never be rude! Blessings,
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Lori & Brian
Wedding:
3/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Cake was beautiful and yummy! We chose to have fresh flowers on the cake and it turned out just as we expected. The bakery and florist coordinated everything which was very convenient!
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Dear Lori and Brian,
Thank you for posting your review. Beautiful and Yummy - always our goal! Congratulations and be blessed!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
An absolutely fantastic experience from beginning to end. They walked us through every step of the way while we designed our cake and provided several samples to try in the store. The cake itself is like eating angel food cake! It was delivered on time and set up perfectly!

The biggest issue we had was not buying a big enough cake. Sure, it fed all of our guests and we had the top layer left over, but people came back for seconds before others had gotten a piece because it was so good!

Can't wait until a birthday comes up so we can order another cake!
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Hmmmm, if you are going to have a problem at your wedding, this is the best kind to have - the cake tastes too good. We just love to hear that! We are blessed to have great recipes that are moist and delicious. People certainly enjoy our cakes. We make dessert cakes, cupcakes, and brownies too - no need to wait for a birthday. We look forward to seeing you again! Bless you.
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Jenna
Wedding:
1/24/2014
5.0/5.0
This was my husbands favorite part of the planning process. We went with a simple 3 tier butter cake with fudge and peanut butter filling. All of my guests loved it!
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Thank you for posting your review. Butter cake is one of my favorites. It is made with real butter and has a buttery taste. Yummy! We appreciate you and pray God blesses your marriage always!
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Private User
Wedding:
11/22/2013
5.0/5.0
We did a destination wedding as were unable to try our cake beforehand so we were not sure how it was going to turn out. They were very responsive and helpful during the whole process. The cake was perfect and was very delicious. Would highly recommend.
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

We often work with brides and grooms on destination weddings. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and pleasure with Cakes by Carolynn. I am sure other destination brides and grooms will find your review helpful. Congrats!
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Krystine and Carrie
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
We were doing a destination wedding and Bonny helped us with everything! We didn't opt for the cake tasting since we were out of town in Atlanta! We choose the chocolate amaretto with raspberry filling. The cake was beautifully done and tasted AMAZING! The cake was most and so flavorful! Thank you so much for the amazing cake and working with us in everything!!
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

You are so very welcome, Krystine! It was a pleasure working with you. It is my favorite part of the business, working with wonderful brides and grooms. Congratulations and we wish you a lifetime of love!
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Mara
Wedding:
10/3/2013
5.0/5.0
I recently used the Cakes By Carolynn Services. The cake was delicious, but on top of that, the cake was so beautiful. I contacted Cakes by Carolynn just a week or two before the wedding, and they were so glad to help. It was so easy, fast and they were very professional. I called from out of state, so I was not able to have a tasting, but everything turned out great. The cake was delicious.
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Mara, Thank you very much for posting your pleasure with your experience at Cakes by Carolynn. We strive to make every bride's experience perfect. We are thankful yours was a 5.0! :) Blessings and much happiness!
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Lisa
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Cake was wonderful! Exactly how we designed it and tasted great! Cant wait to eat the top on our 1 year anniversary.
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Thanks, Lisa for posting your review. We are blessed to be able to serve our customers (we also call them our friends). Congratulations, my friend. We wish you happiness always!
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Emma
Wedding:
9/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was exactly what we asked for. Looked stunning. And tasted even better. Was perfect!
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

"Perfect", yea!! That is always what we hope and strive for. Thanks for letting us know. Congrats on your marriage and we wish you much happiness. Blessings,
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Candi
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
I chose Cakes by Carolynn to make my wedding cake and I was pleased beyond belief! Not only was it absolutely BEAUTIFUL, it tasted amazing and there was not a single piece left at the end of the night! Every employee that I spoke with while making decisions was very helpful! I highly recommend them for any of your cake needs! :)
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Thank you for posting your satisfaction with Cakes by Carolynn. We are blessed to serve such wonderful brides and grooms. Congratulations and we wish you a lifetime of happiness!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Our cake was beautiful and delicious! Everyone was raving over the design and how great it tasted. Cakes by Carolynn were easy to work with accomodating my stand in cake tasters and following up with me on the design. They confirmed the delivery a few days before the event and delivered it right on time. I highly recommend them!
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Thank you so very much for your awesome review. This is the way we want all our brides to feel! We love hearing from you. Congratulations on your marriage and we wish you a lifetime of happiness.
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Renee
Wedding:
8/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Excellent job done on my cake. Exactly what I wanted. It was very easy to communicate with Cakes By Carolyn by email and phone.

I found a pictures online that I liked and sent it to them and they made the cake exactly like I wanted. And tast - YUMMY! One of the best cakes I have ever tasted!

I know the Grand Plaza on St. Pete Beach recommends Cake by Carolyn - and so do I!
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind review and referrals. You are the reason we have been serving our community for almost 24 years. We love every one of you. Blessings!
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Amanda
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
We recently ordered a cake for our wedding on St. Pete Beach. We attended a lovely cake tasting and they were very friendly and professional in helping us to design our perfect wedding cake. The cake was delivered on time and as expected.

Also, the cakes are DELICIOUS and all of our guests thought so as well.

Would recommend them to other brides. Only drawback is that they didn't take credit cards, otherwise great vendor!
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Thanks Amanda for your kind review. Just a note: we do not accept credit cards because we try to keep our prices to you as low as possible. Accepting credit cards would mean a price increase. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. We do still accept cash and checks. Looking forward to your future business. Many blessings!
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Jamie
Wedding:
8/14/2013
5.0/5.0
I changed my cake 3 times. and 3rd time was a charm !! I had a picture of what we wanted and they made it perfectly. It was absolutely beautiful and very fresh and yummy
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Thanks, Jamie - we are thankful we were able to make your cake exactly as you dreamed. Congratulations!
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VL
Wedding:
6/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Cakes by Carolyn is Amazing!!!! our cake was so beautiful and delicious people are still talking about it! When we returned our cake stand the next day, we tried some of their cupcakes and cookies and they were amazing too! As soon as we arrived home, we put the top tier of our cake in the freezer and every time I walk by it my mouth waters! Huge shout out to Cakes by Carolyn! Thank you for being a huge part of our special day:)
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Our cake was scrumptious! Cakes by Carolynn was such a fun place to visit. The staff was very nice and the cake was beautiful and delicious. The price was very reasonable too! We loved every bite! The wedding guest actually asked for more!
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Michelle
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Mouth watering and beautiful. I had a vision and they were able to make it happen. The grooms cake was a huge hit. My husband is a FL Gator fan and I am from Alabama. They made his cake a Gator but wearing an Alabama shirt. Everyone got a kick out of it. Wonderful experience
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Caitlyn
Wedding:
6/2/2013
5.0/5.0
I used a recommended cake vendor from my wedding venue and had so many problems getting ahold of them! Then they closed their business so to say I was in a crunch was an understatement. I told Bonnie with this company about my problems and she told me she would be able to assist me! I was so thankful! We got a simple but beautiful design! The cake was delicious and everyone loved it!
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

We are always happy when we can get someone out of a jam. Glad we were here to help you. Congratulations and much happiness!
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Lisa
Wedding:
5/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Cakes by Carolynn provided us with such a beautiful and delicious cake for our wedding! Not to mention the decadent chocolate cake for the groom’s cake as well. They were perfect and exactly what we wanted and the most important thing was they tasted amazing! Our guests loved everything about them from the look to the taste! They were a pleasure to work with, prompt, attentive and courteous! Highly recommend using Cakes by Carolynn!
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Thanks for your sparkling review. Our goal is to make you HAPPY! Congratulations and God's Blessings.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Delicious and beautiful!!! And they knew Pink Floyd for my husbands cake which was awesome!!!! Loved them!!!
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Thank you and doesn't everyone know Pink Floyd? We are glad you were happy. Congratulations and we wish you a lifetime of happiness!
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Samantha
Wedding:
5/24/2013
5.0/5.0
My cake was my most favorite part of the wedding. It came out better than expected and tasted FABULOUS!
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Angie
Wedding:
5/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Our cake was so delicious! Very professional and willing to make your cake how you want it to the last detail!
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Thanks Angie, we try to make your cake exactly the way you want it! Glad we succeeded! Congratulations and Best Wishes!
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Britney
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
WOW amazing cake - from looks to tastes we had rave reviews from our guests as well! Most wedding cakes taste aweful but look beautiful OUR WAS BOTH AMAZING LOOKING AND TASTED OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!! Friendly attentive staff during our tasting and even when I changed the design just a few wks before the wedding they were happy to accomidate me!!!
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

You are a blessing to us. We love our customers and are thankful you were "wowed" by your experience with Cakes by Carolynn. Congratulations and we wish you a lifetime of love and happiness.
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Wes
Wedding:
4/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Our cake was both delicious and beautiful! We had both the key lime and amaretto raspberry swirl and both got rave reviews from the guests. The outside was decorated just as we wanted. It was dark blue at the bottom and faded to lighter blue at the top with white starfish decorations around. We couldn't be happier with the way the everything looked and tasted.We'd both highly recommend Cakes by Carolynn. Thanks for making our perfect cake!
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Congratulations!!! The fading colored icing is becoming very popular. I love this design. We are pleased that you and your guests enjoyed your experience with Cakes by Carolynn. We look forward to helping you again with Anniversary, Birthday, or any celebration cakes. Thanks for posting your kind words. Wishing you much happiness!
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Kara
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Our cake was both delicious and beautiful! I highly recommend Cakes by Carolynn. Thanks for making our perfect cake!
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

You are so very welcome. We appreciate your recommendation and are happy you were pleased with your cake experience. Congratulations and we wish you much happiness!
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Kellie
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Everyone at the shop is very sweet. Listened to me and gave me the cake of my dreams. Wonderful flavor light moist and beautifully decorated. If you need a tasty beautiful cake go here!!!!!
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Kelie,
We are so happy you got the cake of your dreams. Thank you for posting your kind words. Congratulations and we wish you love!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
LOVED our cake! These ladies were so easy to work with and our cake was perfect!! Our guests are still talking about how good the cake was and how creative with the chairs, fence and brown sugar for sand, perfect for our destination wedding!!!

Thank you for making our day that much more special!
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your wonderful review!! We are always excited to hear about the cake after it is decorated and delivered. We are thankful that you were pleased with the whole experience. That is always our goal! Congratulations to the happy couple!
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Stacey
Wedding:
4/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was an amazing work of art! We chose a beach Raspberry Amaretto Swirl with Amaretto Bavarian Creme filling, topped with Buttercream. Cakes by Carolyn added white chocolate shells and beautiful coral. The brown sugar sand was a beautiful touch. Our guests are still talking about how good it was. Thank you, Cakes by Carolyn!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
4/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Our cake was absolutely GORGEOUS and so delicious! We chose the key-lime flavor and it was SO good! Our guests could not say enough good things about our cake.
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Thanks for your review! Key Lime cake is one of my all time favorites too. We are thrilled that you and your guests enjoyed the cake. Congratulations and we wish you a lifetime of love!
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TINA
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
THE MOST DELICIOUS AND MOIST CAKE THAT I HAVE EVER EATEN. My cake was so good, I'm thinking about eating the top that I saved for our first anniversary very soon...LOL
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Thanks. If you decide to eat your top tier early, we would be pleased to make you a new cake for your 1st Anniversary. Blessings and Congratulations!!!
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Kristin
Wedding:
3/22/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a great experience with this bakery! They were very helpful and the cupcakes we chose were so delicious. Two thumbs up for this bakery!
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Carol
Wedding:
3/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Wedding cake was perfect. Just like we designed it. It was moist and eveyone enjoyed it.
Thanks again
Carol and Ron
wedding date March 15,2013
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Absolutely LOVED my cake!!! It turned out perfect! It was a very simple process. Everyone at the wedding loved the cake as well :) I would definitely recommend Cakes by Carolynn!!
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much. We are pleased that you "LOVED" your cake. We love helping brides and grooms get their "perfect" cake. Congrats and we wish you happiness always!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We tried a couple other vendors recommended to us by our venue and Cakes by Carolynn was by far the best! Our cake looked amazing and tasted fresh and delicious!!!
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Katie
Wedding:
2/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Not only was my wedding cake GORGEOUS, but it was absolutely DELICIOUS!!!!
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Courtney
Wedding:
12/31/2012
5.0/5.0
Very nice people to work with. Our cake was beautiful and exactly what we had asked for. Their signature flavor raspberry amaretto swirl was absolutely amazing. The cake was very moist and perfect. We had alternating flavors of the raspberry and butter rum and everyone loved the cake! I cannot wait to eat the rest of it for our year anniversary!
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Thanks for your kind words, Courtney. We are happy that you enjoyed your experience with Cakes by Carolynn and the cake too. Congratulations and we wish you a lifetime of happiness!
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Jessica
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Cakes by Carolynn made our beautiful wedding cake! We chose sunshine orange with rasberry filling for one flavor and strawberry swirl with strawberry filling for the second flavor. We chose buttercream frosting. All tasted DELICIOUS! We had SO many compliments on the cake. Too many times you go to a wedding and cake is dry or just not good. Well we are SO happy that was NOT the case with Cakes by Carolynn! Our cake was PERFECT! We had a purple ombre style for the decore and our florist placed lime green hydrangeas on the top tier and on the middle tier to the side. It looked PERFECT! Our wedding venue (the Grand Plaza on St. Pete Beach) recommended this vendor. SO glad we went with them! THANK YOU!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
12/27/2012
5.0/5.0
We ordered our cake through the Buffet package at the Grand Plaza Hotel. I was a bit nervous about how the cake would turn out since my husband and I live out of state and could not do a tasting. We arrived in town the day before the wedding and dropped off seashells for our cake. The bakery was very clean and the women were so friendly and organized. They had everything for our wedding order organized and jotted the placement of how we wanted our cake decor. They executed our vision so well. Not only was the cake just beautiful but we received so many compliments about how delicious the cake was! We opted for a coconut cake with pineapple filling and off-white butter cream icing. It was so moist and tasty. Let's just say we didn't have to worry about packing the top layer on the plane back home!!
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your kind review. We always try our best to make your cake exactly as you desire. We are thankful for you and we wish you many blessings and happiness! Congratulations!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
They were able to make the visions we had in our head a reality. We loved the cake!
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Dawn
Wedding:
11/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Extremely nice, and ready to review all options for our cake. They made many suggestions that were great. The cake was beautiful and delicious!
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Diane
Wedding:
11/19/2012
5.0/5.0
We chose Cakes by Carolynn for our wedding cake and are so pleased with the service. They delivered our cake to the Grand Plaza and i was so pleased when we saw it. All our guests commented on how beautiful the cake was and how delicious it was. I highly recommend anyone looking for a wedding or occasion cake, to use Cakes by Carolynn. Thankyou so much!
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

You are so very welcome; it was our pleasure working with you. Congratulations!!
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dianne816
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake from Cakes by Carolynn was beautiful and delicious. We can't wait for our 1 year anniversary so we can eat it again!
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Terry
Wedding:
10/12/2012
5.0/5.0
I was recommended to Cakes by Carolynn by a friend, and I am so glad that I went with them. The cake turned out absolutely perfect and Bonnie and her team were so wonderful to work with. I sent them a picture of a cake that I wanted them to mimic and it looked exactly like it! Everyone talked about how pretty and delicious it was.
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Angela
Wedding:
10/11/2012
5.0/5.0
DELICIOUS, DELICIOUS, DELICIOUS!!!
We ordered wedding cupcakes and they were absolutely wonderful! I changed our designs a couple times before the wedding and sent pictures of what I liked. The ladies there had no problem making the changes and were absolutely wonderful! I highly recommend Cakes by Carolynn and I hope to go to them again for any baking needs I might have in the future. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Angela, Thank you so much for your kind review. We always try our best to please everyone and are delighted we pleased you. We wish you much happiness in your marriage! Blessings,
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Stephanie
Wedding:
9/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Cakes by Carolynn was very workable. It was not easy being an out of town bride and they really helped me design my perfect cake!
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Thanks Stephanie, we always want to make your experience easy and fun! We enjoyed working with you! Congratulations!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I loved my cakes!!! My wedding cake was just as I wanted it and the grooms cake came out perfect as well. Both cakes were moist and tasty. I had chocolate, red velvet and yellow cake with different frostings. My husband and I are still eating the grooms cake and it has been nearly 2 weeks since our wedding. It is still just as good as it was the first day. I would totally recommend this vendor. The cakes arrived early the day of the wedding. I can't say enough about my cakes and the experience I had with Bonnie. Bonnie was very helpful and eased my worries throughout the whole process. I had a destination wedding and Bonnie always returned my calls quickly.
On a side note, I did have to send the ribbon and styrofoam (which i had to cut) down to Florida for my cake. Not a big deal though. Would totally recommend this vendor!
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Denise
Wedding:
7/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Bonnie and her team were wonderful! They were helpful when we were trying to decide on cake flavours and our cake look from far away, letting us know we could always change our mind! Our cake was beautiful and so delicious! We can't wait to savour the last of it on our first anniversary! We went with White chocolate amaretto with raspberry filling and butter cake with lemon filling. Everyone loved both flavours! They were moist and full of flavour!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My wedding cake tasted amazing and the design was exactly what I wanted!
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Kathleen
Wedding:
7/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Cakes by Carolynn has the BEST tasting (and looking) cakes! We had the Amaretto Raspberry Swirl flavour, and WOW it is amazing!!!! Our cake was a 3 tier, pearl coloured cake, and I brought ribbon and jewels to attach. They put my vision together better than I could even envision it!! Lots of compliments on the style and flavour of the cake! Very impressed!
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Rachel
Wedding:
6/15/2012
5.0/5.0
I had a wonderful experience with Cakes by Carolynn. The cake was exactly as I requested and the flavor was delicious! They were very responsive every time I called or emailed.
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Rachel, you're the best. Thanks for the positive review. Working with brides and grooms is my favorite thing to do. Big Congratulations to you both!
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Demarys
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was this past weekend and Cakes By Carolynn delivered! The cake was delicious and beautiful!! It was truly a work of art. Cake was moist, flavorful and all our guests loved it. The ladies that run the business are so nice and will work with you to make the cake specific to your wedding. Great services!
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Demarys, It was such a pleasure working with you. Thank you for your kind words - we just love our brides! Congratulations to both of you!
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Melissa
Wedding:
5/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Our cake was included in our package at the Grand Plaza. We got to pick out everything for our cake..and it came out more beautiful then I could have imagine and exceptionally yummy! We honestly called the other company that was included in The grand Plaza's wedding package and they were non responsive and rude...I'm so glad we called Cakes By Carolynn!!!
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Melissa, We are so glad you called us too and we are thrilled that you were happy with your cake. Congratulations and blessings on your marriage!
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Karen Evans
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
This company provided a beautiful and perfect cake for my daughter's wedding on May 19th. It tasted TOO good and people were asking for 2nd's. It was the perfect ending of a perfect wedding dinner. Incredible. I would highly recommend "Cakes by Carolyn". Karen Evans, MOB, Miami, FL.
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Rosee
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was literally amazing. We did the swirl pineapple with a fresh pineapple filling and buttercream icing. Yum! It was super moist and amazing.
Additionally, the cake itself was beautiful. Bonnie Schaeffer was a delight to work with. She is the most genuinely kind person. She followed up throughout our planning process and couldn't have helped me more. She even upgraded the size of the top layer of my cake free of charge so it could accommodate the ribbon that we wanted to use. Don't be fooled by the outside of the shop - great vendor!!
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

We, at Cakes By Carolynn, feel blessed to be able to serve such wonderful customers. Our customers become our friends. Thank you, thank you for your thoughtfulness and kind words. Congratulations on your marriage and God Bless you!
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Barbara
Wedding:
5/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Everyone we worked with at Cakes by Carolynn was super friendly and knowledgeable. Our cake turned out beautifully, and was so amazingly delicious. Our guests were impressed. They took the picture I had in my mind and made a beautiful and delicious cake, for less than the chain store could.
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much, Barbara. It is always our goal to deliver a cake perfectly designed to your vision and one which also tastes fabulous. We price our cakes so most brides, grooms, and their guests can enjoy them. We are glad we met your expectations. You are a blessing to us - Congrats to you both!
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Lauren
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
We loved our cake from cakes by carolyn! It was delish & completely affordable.
the ladies that work there are super sweet & very helpful!
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Amanda
Wedding:
4/22/2012
5.0/5.0
They were great. I am very last minute and they went above and beyond to make sure that the cake was perfect for me. It came out beautiful and tasted even better.
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Heathjm
Wedding:
4/6/2012
5.0/5.0
My wedding cake was perfect! I live in NJ so I could only look at pictures. The cake was exactly what I imagined!
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Lacey
Wedding:
4/5/2012
5.0/5.0
We had the key lime pie cake and it was amazing!! Our venue at The Grand Plaza included a cake from Cakes By Carolynn in our price. I still went for tasting before and didn't have a bad sample. Our entire experience was wonderful, especially planning from MI.
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Lacey,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this. We love working with our brides and grooms and appreciate you! Congratulations and Bless you!
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Lindsey
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
We recently got married at the Grand Plaza in St. Pete, FL and our cake was included as part of our package. We had a couple different cake vendors to choose from and we went with Cakes By Carolynn after reading the great reviews. Our wedding was a destination wedding so we weren't able to taste the cake prior to the wedding but ended up pleased with our choice. The staff at Cakes by Carolynn were very nice and easy to work with. I found a picture on their website of what I wanted my cake to look like and they recreated it for me. As for the cake, it was the best wedding cake I have ever tasted! Super moist!
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Thanks for your kind words and a big congratulations on your marriage. Blessings, Bonnie - Cakes By Carolynn
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FantasticMG
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was delicious.
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Christle
Wedding:
2/21/2012
5.0/5.0
The cake was beautiful and delicious. Everything I wanted.
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Abi
Wedding:
1/21/2012
5.0/5.0
We had cupcakes instead of a wedding cake. They were delicious! Everyone was talking about them and grabbing seconds!
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Amber Loring
Wedding:
1/15/2012
5.0/5.0
YUM YUM YUM Pina Colada Cake with a Pineapple filling. Hands down - the best combination. I used these guys for my cake, delish! I loved the cake tasting so much I got all the flavors that wouldn't fit in my cake in my bridal shower cupcake cake. Everyone I know is hooked! I just got some cupcakes for my new husband's birthday party!
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Thanks Amber. Pina Colada cake is a favorite of our customers'. I am glad you enjoyed it too! Congrtulations and we wish you love!
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Mrs. Clark aka Mrs Awesomepants
Wedding:
11/13/2011
5.0/5.0
By far the BEST cake I have ever tasted. Simply amazing. They designed our wedding cake EXACTLY how I wanted and it turned out so beautiful. Our guests loved it so much we didn't even get to save the top tier and we had ordered more than the number of guests we had! I am ordering all my future cake for Carolyn for now on!
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L♥J
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Delicious, delicious wedding cake! My sister and my brother both used CBC for their weddings so it only seemed natural for Jim and I to use them. But their high quality of service, professionalism and of course, DELICIOUS wedding cake really sealed the deal for us. We're really looking forward to enjoying our top tier a year from now. ;) Thank you all again!
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awalters
Wedding:
10/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Words cannot describe how good our cake was, everyone wanted seconds. We chose orange cake with butter-cream frosting. The cake was so moist and delicious and the design was beautiful. It was so good we finished it the next day instead of saving the top tier for our 1 year anniversary like tradition.
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Erin
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
We had a great meeting with Bonnie to choose our cake. The tasting was so much fun and made it very difficult to choose. We ended up going with a small 3-tier in one flavor (chocolate with fudge) and a sheet cake in another (raspberry amaretto swirl with raspberry filling). The cake was moist and delicious (not that I got to eat much of it) and it looked beautiful. Our design was sort of a combination of ones they had done before, so I knew what I was getting.

We ordered a cake that served quite a few more guests than we had. At the end of the night, it was all gone. That should tell you how good it was.
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JuliaO84
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
The staff at Cakes by Carolynn was so easy to work with. When I had a question or wanted to change something on the cake they were totally willing to work with me. On the day of the wedding the cake not only looked amazing but tasted amazing as well!
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shellyw715
Wedding:
10/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Hands down the best wedding cake I've ever had, and Ive attended a Lot of weddings. My guest made a special point to remark about the cake, in fact they were squabbling over the extra pieces because we decided to get it in two flavors. Excellent communication, prompt call backs. very nice.
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Lara
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Everyone at our wedding raved about this cake. Awarding winning and well deserving of the title. I brought pictures in of cakes from wedding websites and they could have made any one of them! Top award winning masterpieces from Martha Stewart weddings were no problem. My fiancé wanted a very traditional white wedding cake, white buttercream frosting and Bavarian cream filling. We dressed it up by adding white chocolate seashells. It was the best cake anyone ever had at a wedding or anywhere else. They also make birthday & graduation cakes which is wonderful, as my family can't wait for another wedding to eat more of this moist, mouth-watering cake. Frosting & fillings from traditional to exotic there is nothing they can't do & I would not be surprised to see them on cake bosses someday or wedding tv
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words. We were honored to do your cake! Bless you and your marriage.
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veronica
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Cakes By Carolyn was included in our package with Orange Blossom Catering. the cake was beatiful and tasted very delicious. We received good compliments on the cake! We recommend Cakes By Carolyn !
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Alexandra
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
I'm not much of a cake person but when I went to sample cakes at Cakes by Carolyn I was in love. Our cake was amazing! All the guests commented on how delicious the cake was. My husband and I with all the craziness didn't really get to eat much so we are super excited to enjoy the top layer on our 1 year anniversary :-)
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megan
Wedding:
5/27/2011
5.0/5.0
The wedding cake was amazing they designed it the way i wanted it exactly!! i had vanilla with bavarian creme in the middle and it was amazing!! best cake ive ever had, we also had a birthday a week before the wedding and got the cake there and it was so moist and delicious!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Kelly and the staff at Cakes by Carolyn are like no other. They were so much fun to work with and made the whole cake "selection" process a breeze for me..who is VERY indecisive. Our cake looked awesome (preppy yet contemporary) but tasted even better, Key Lime, Chocolate with Peanut Butter Butter Cream and their Signature Amaretto Raspberry Swirl. I won't order cake or cupcakes from anywhere other than Cakes by Carolyn. The price is right but the taste was even better. Can't wait til our one year anniversary for some more (fresh baked) Key Lime Cake! Ask for Kelly..she is so delightful to work with!
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americangirl
Wedding:
5/5/2011
5.0/5.0
We had a destination wedding and were not able to meet with the vendor prior to the wedding. I emailed a picture of the cake I wanted along with a couple of changes. They did a fantastic job of creating the perfect cake for our wedding. The cake was beautiful and the taste was incredible!
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dolphkw
Wedding:
3/26/2011
5.0/5.0
The cake was delicious and so moist. All the guests complimented on how wonderful it was. I requested a bamboo cake and they were able to match the bamboo icing perfectly with the bridesmaid dresses. Highly recommend them.
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Liana
Wedding:
3/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Delicious and gorgeous!! My wedding cake was amazing in every way. I also ordered the groom's cake from this vendor. If you are looking for a Gator cake, this is the place!!!
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Liza
Wedding:
12/19/2010
5.0/5.0
I have always loved cakes from cakes by Carolynn. They were communicative, courteous, and helpful when helping us decide what we wanted for our wedding cake. I would recommend them to anyone in the Tampa Bay Area!
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Jennifer
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Cakes by Carolyn did a fantastic job on our wedding cake. I am a former cake decorator so I had a very definite idea of what I wanted the cake to look like. We went in for a cake tasting, which every cake we tasted was awesome, and from there decided on what flavors we wanted and I told them exactly what I wanted. I had a picture of the front of my gown and advised that was the design I wanted on the cake. Our wedding colors were black and white, so the design was in black. Carolyn took my ideas and came up with an amazing cake. I was really pleased with the way it looked and all the guests at the wedding thought it tasted great.
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Betty
Wedding:
10/22/2010
5.0/5.0
First and foremost, the taste of the cake was to die for! moist, and full of great flavor!

Second, it LOOKED incredible!!! I absolutely loved it. They took the time to ask questions to make sure that they had a very clear vision of what I wanted my cake to be, and they nailed it!

Beyond that, the customer service was a level above any of the other bakeries that we had talked to and met with. They were not stuffy, but very down to earth, casual, and VERY easy to work with. Will definitely use them for other special occasions in the future!
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Brandi
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
The cakes we tried were delicious, it was really hard to choose the right one. The cake was beautiful and simple.
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ccfortune10
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Cakes by Carolynn was awesome. We chose red velvet with cream cheese. My husband is in love with red velvet and it was the best he ever tasted. Bonnie was awesome and so sweet and helpful. I was very impressed with their creation!
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Bre2Be
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
The cake that Cakes by Carolynn made for our wedding was gorgeous! It was exactly what we were hoping for. It looked great and tasted delicious. Their famous Amaretto Raspberry Swirl cake was AMAZING and all our guests raved about it. I gave them a picture of the design we wanted and they made it perfectly! We couldn’t have asked for more.
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groovykersten
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
These guys make the most amazing cakes!!!! We had a two-tier cake with each tier being one layer butter and one layer chocolate. I am a die hard chocolate cake fan, but the butter cake that they make just melts in your mouth. We had Bavarian chocolate frosting & filling and had 12 orchids on top instead of a topper. We had a catering contract with Amici's and their cake was included with the price. We did ask for a couple of upgrades that we had to pay for, but it was totally fair. The cake was beautiful, the taste was to die for, and I can say nothing but good! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!!!!!!!
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Boston33
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
We LOVED them.. they were amazing and the cake was to die for. we barely had any left overs.. I will use them again for functions.. :)
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Angela
Wedding:
9/17/2010
5.0/5.0
The cake turned out perfect...just as I planned. We had the orange cake with pineapple filling. Everyone loved it.
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Doodledax
Wedding:
9/16/2010
5.0/5.0
DELICIOUS! We got their Amaretto flavored cake with Raspberry filling and butter creme icing. the cake was so yummy. The put some brown sugar around the bottom to look like sand (since we got married on St Pete Beach) and made some delicious white chocolate shells for a little added decor. While their book showed all these extravagant designs, I tend to like simple clean lines. They didn't try to up sell me or nickle & dime me. They gave me what I wanted and made it taste & look so very elegant.

Thank you!!!!
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sarita13hk
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was FABULOUS!!! It was so yummy and everyone loved it!! It also looked stunning and I can't say enough great things about Cakes by Carolynn.
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katiepic
Wedding:
7/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Cakes by Carolynn were very accomodating, especially considering I changed my cake about 3 times..but I had a vision and when I finally flew to florida to meet with them, we finally nailed down my vision and I got my dream cake, which was not only beautiful but absolutely delicious! There raspberry amarretto swirl cake is hands down the most delicious cake my husband or myself have ever eaten. I hear brides almost never eat there own wedding cake but I had 3 pieces!!! Thanks so much!
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dl.zaccaria@gmail.com
Wedding:
7/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Usually, I don't enjoy the cake served at weddings (no offense to Publix). BUT, the cake from Cakes by Carolynn is AMAZING!!!! They made the cake for my wedding, and the cake for the rehearsal dinner. Both were beautiful and delicious. All I had to do was send a picture of how I wanted the cake to look, and they reproduced it perfectly! The cake is moist and the fillings are even better. Best place to get your cake in the Tampa/St.Pete area. :)
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myblues2u
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Cakes by Carolynn made an absolutely perfect cake for my daughters wedding on June 26, 2010. Not only was it beautiful, but delicious! The colors chosen for the icing were a perfect match for the orchids that decorated the table. Thank You!
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angiebe46
Wedding:
5/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Our cake was awsome!!!. Would definitely recommend them to anyone.
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Gina
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
The cakes were absolutely to die for! Fantastic job!
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Will&Amanda
Wedding:
5/6/2010
5.0/5.0
They were very friendly and worked with our florist to add flowers on top of the cake. They had the cake to the wedding at a great time and looked great and tasted unbelievable. We had the traditional white cake along with the amaretto raspberry swirl. Thank you for making such an astounding tasty cake.
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dmsnider2
Wedding:
4/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Our cake was amazing!! EVERYONE from the wedding complimented the cake so much. I have to admit I was a little nervous at first because the samples we tasted at the cake tasting weren't really all that great.. they were a little dry and not so impressive. But we gave it a shot anyway. And thank god! They were very detailed in taking our order to make sure everything was exactly how we wanted it. And even though I told them what I wanted it was still a beautiful surprise to see the cake. I can't wait for next year so we can eat the top tier!! And if we have any occasions come up that require a special cake I will definitely drive the 45 minutes to order from them! THANKS!!
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Nisa
Wedding:
12/29/2009
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Cakes by Carolynn! I had a two-tiered wedding cake with white butter-cream frosting. The top tier was red velvet, and the bottom tier was her famous raspberry swirl with amaretto raspberry filling. I also had a separate chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. Both cakes were beautiful and tasted delicious! The chocolate frosting was thick and rich like fudge and tasted divinely! All my guests gushed over how delicious the cakes were. Cakes by Carolynn also coordinated with my florist so that my florist could place the flowers on the cake before the reception. There was writing on the chocolate cake, and it was done beautifully and just as I had requested. We didn’t finish the cake until a few days later, and the cake tasted just as wonderfully then as it did the first day. Go with Cakes by Carolynn and all your guests, whether they have a sweet tooth or not, will be raving about the dessert!
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Amy
Wedding:
12/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Cakes by Carolynn did an amazing job on our Wedding Cake and our Groom's Cake!! The Groom's Cake was delivered by them at our Rehearsal dinner and it was just amazing!! It was buttercream frosting with chocolate cake in the shape of a fish with details that exceeded my expectations! My Husband loves fishing so much, he was truly touched!! Everyone just loved it!!

The Wedding Cake was in a class all of it's own. We have never tasted cake this good ever! We had a 3 tier wedding cake with the top and bottom layer being their infamous "Amaretto Raspberry Swirl Cake" and the center being Chocolate Amaretto Swirl. The frosting was Buttercream Almond and they designed it so beautifully for us and exactly how we wanted! Our guest kept going back for seconds and thirds..lol. Thank God we have the top tier all to ourselves that we will be digging into at our 1 year anniversary!! We can barely wait!

Thank you Cakes by Carolynn for being such a class act and so wonderful to work with during this amazing time in our life!! We look forward to having more of your wonderful cake for many years to come!!
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cforrester
Wedding:
11/9/2009
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was delicious! All of the guests loved it! We live in Maryland and chose to have our wedding in Florida. Cakes by Carolyn came by recommendation from our wedding coordinator, Kristi at the Grand Plaza. We are so glad that we went with her suggestion! I sent a picture of the cake design we wanted and mailed my payment along with a tracing of the bottom of our cake topper. It turned out perfectly!
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ljane421
Wedding:
10/23/2009
5.0/5.0
Cakes by Carolyn did a wonderful job. The cake was exactly how I wanted it. It was absolutely gorgeous and was delicious! With everything from the tasting to the wedding cake they were very professional! I would definately recommed this vendor!
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jules
Wedding:
10/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Awesome cake, Very professional, resonably priced
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roserachel
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
The cake tastes as good as it looks!! We live in Westchase and drive down to get cakes from there for every birthday or special occasion!! We even changed the entire cake a week before the event and it turned out amazing!!!
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ChrissyP.
Wedding:
8/22/2009
5.0/5.0
Very delicious chocolate chip sea shell wedding cake.
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clarky900
Wedding:
7/11/2009
5.0/5.0
We ordered our wedding cake and groom's cake from Cakes by Carolynn. Everyone loved them! My husband loves chocolate and he is still raving about how much he liked the groom's cake. We will definitely order cakes from them again.
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Eduardo
Wedding:
5/23/2009
5.0/5.0
Cakes by Carolyn made our cake as part of our venue's package. Our venue (The Grand Plaza in St. Pete Beach) recommended them. The cake turned out to be absolutely stunning in a beach wedding motif with real seashells. We chose their signature amaretto raspberry swirl after tasting dozens of combinations at their store. It was absolutely delicious...to the point that we ate the top tier for the next two weeks as we didn't want to freeze it for a year and risk it going bad! The women working there were all super nice and very helpful. I highly recommend them.
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VerBar09
Wedding:
4/25/2009
5.0/5.0
When our previous baker failed us, Cakes by Carolynn pulled through just months before our wedding. The staff is great to work with and the cake is delicious! Our wedding cake looked just how I wanted it to and everyone raved about how yummy it was!
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Happy Bride
Wedding:
3/14/2009
5.0/5.0
They did a great job. The cake looked and tasted delicious. I loved how the buttercream frosting had the perfect amount of sweetness. They cake was so moist and wonderful.
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smiles09
Wedding:
3/7/2009
5.0/5.0
They did a special order cake exactly how I wanted it. Staff was friendly and helpful during our in-person cake consult. I live out of state, and they called me to update me on the cake and make sure I didn't want any last-minute changes. The cake came out beautifully, and was DELICIOUS! By far the best tasking cake I've ever eaten. I would recommend them to anyone.
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abm221
Wedding:
2/21/2009
5.0/5.0
CBC did the most amazing job ever on my cake! I will send you guys some pics when I get the cd! Thank you so much for making the most beautiful wedding cake in the world!
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Melanie
Wedding:
2/15/2009
5.0/5.0
They made my cake look like a sand castle! It was perfect and soooo delicious! They had a great attitude and were awesome at the tasting. The cake was a hit and we couldn't stop eating it the next day! Lots of variety and flavors.
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jessicathompson13
Wedding:
10/25/2008
5.0/5.0
Great cake for a great cost, and the service and responsiveness of the staff were great. The wedding cake turned out exactly as we wanted in the picture that we gave them and our cake topper was delivered and placed on the cake perfectly. Our favorite flavor was their signature amaretto raspberry swirl with raspberry filling, yummy! And they even bozed our anniversary cake separately to help us out.
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ksheloske
Wedding:
10/11/2008
5.0/5.0
Everyone is still raving about how beautiful the cake was, how wonderful it tasted.... the price was so affordable we went up to the next size! We can't wait until our 1st year anniversary!
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MillsofMemphis
Wedding:
6/21/2008
5.0/5.0
Best wedding cake ever!
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/15/2008
5.0/5.0
Even though our wedding was 3 years ago, we were very happy with our cake from Cakes by Carolyn. They worked with me to keep the cake within my budget, even though it was a relatively simple design. Our wedding was on a Sunday and we were told that they don't make deliveries on Sunday because they weren't open (this may or may not have changed), so I was panicked in trying to find transportation for my cake, a week before one of the ladies who works there was absolutely so sweet to deliver the cake on our wedding day which I'm sure was her day off. We did pay for the transportation, but it was still very much appreciated that she went out of her way for us. The cake was excellent and the design was true to what i wanted and it all held up wonderfully!
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Julie
Wedding:
4/5/2003
5.0/5.0
This is my absolute favorite bakery for specialty cakes. My wedding cake was unique and perfectly executed. The flavors, the presentation, everything, top notch!
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Julie, Thank you for your positive comments. We are a neighborhood bakery and have been around for 24 years. We work really hard to keep all our products "top notch". Also, we make great celebration cakes, eclairs, cream horns, cupcakes, cookies and brownies. :)
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kmsharkey
Wedding:
1/26/2008
5.0/5.0
This wedding cake was sooooo good. We still use them for birthday cakes as often as possible.
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JenNJFLCA
Wedding:
1/18/2008
5.0/5.0
Before the wedding I was kept up to date on what they needed and they confirmed what I wanted the week before the wedding. They were always accessible to answer any questions or concerns I had. The cake arrived on time and was in perfect condition. My guests loved it. I can't wait to eat the top on my 1 year anniversary!
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Queenslady
Wedding:
7/21/2007
5.0/5.0
I am so happy I chose this vendor, my cake was beautiful and delicious. I gave them a picture of a cake I saw online and they duplicated it perfectly! Everyone enjoyed it, we had many compliments on the cake choice. We didnt have to choose one flavor, each layer had a different flavor.... it was so worth the $475. To top it all off, the staff was very professional!
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Erica1214
Wedding:
10/23/2004
5.0/5.0
The cake that I wanted was pretty basic but they did a wonderful job on it and it tasted wonderful.
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weddingbliss
Wedding:
4/12/2008
5.0/5.0
Both gorgeous and delicious, Cakes by Carolynn delivers! I didn't think anything could top the cake my sister had at her wedding, but this "takes the cake," for lack of a better phrase. We thought that because our cake was included in our venue pricing that it would be lacking charm, but it was just the opposite.
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Alyna
Wedding:
7/6/2013
4.9/5.0
What a great choice for my wedding and grooms cake! I went to like 4 other places and they were the best amount and quality for the price. They were even willing to accommodate my obsession with crystal and ribbon by adding real crystal and ribbon accents I asked them to add. The grooms cake (a Seminole head on a round cake) turned out so awesome! Most everyone at the wedding are Seminole fans and they kept asking me where I got it done. Thanks a bunch to Bonnie over at Cakes by Carolynn!!
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

What a blessings to be able to serve you. We are thankful for your pleasure with Cakes by Carolynn. Wishing you much happiness!!!
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Donna
Wedding:
5/24/2013
4.9/5.0
Cakes by Carolyn have the best cake. The cake was moist and very tasteful. The decorations on the cake went perfect with the venue and wedding. Great Job.
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Corinn
Wedding:
11/11/2011
4.9/5.0
Our cakes were so gooood!!!!!!!! They were really nice to deal with and professional. The cakes tasted amazing. I had a crazy idea of having a groomscake of a race car and the winning time was 11-11-11 and I told them that and they ran with it and it looked so cool! They were great about letting us know how much certain decorations were (sugar shells and the race car) and allowed us to supply them to save some money. I did email them about the race car and had to call when I didn't hear back from them but it was months before the event and plenty of time.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
I absolutely loved my wedding cake. It was perfect and literally People still tell me about it. However, my Cakes by Carolyn experience almost didn't happen!
When I went to my tasting appointment with Cakes by Carolyn, the associate that helped me was really nice but was not helpful at all. I mean, no suggestions on size of cake to amount of people, not about color, or flowers, or designs or anything. Instead of giving me a form, or any kind of information to leave with, they wrote down some numbers on a white sheet of computer paper, and I had ask them to even do that.
After this, I was highly disappointed. So I continued to put off the decision until the last minute. I was weary to give my business to a place that didn't appear to "have it to together." Finally, I called and asked to meet a different person.
The second time was much better, the lady was helpful and made some suggestions. I ended up showing her a picture that I really liked and she told me how we could make a similar cake within my budget. The end result was a cake that was exactly like the picture, EXACTLY! I never imagined that it would look so perfect! It was everything I asked for and more! Not only was it beautiful but it was also delicious!!! My family and friends have not stopped talking about it. At the end I would definitely recommend Cakes by Carolyn!
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Thank you for posting your feelings about Cakes by Carolynn. The person who helped you the first time was new with Cakes by Carolynn. We have been working with them and they are much better now. I am sorry you were one of their first brides. Knowledge grows with experience and I am happy your second experience with another associate was much better for you. Also, we are thrilled that your cake was perfect for you! We appreciate you and wish you many blessings!
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Courtney
Wedding:
3/15/2014
4.8/5.0
My cake was equally beautiful and delicious! We'd intended on freezing the entire topper, but we couldn't help but to eat most of it and save a large piece instead. Rather than picking from their vast array of choice, I showed them a picture of what I wanted and they produced my dream cake!
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

We are happy we were able to produce your dream cake. Congratulations and we wish you love!
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/12/2013
4.8/5.0
Our tasting was great and they were flexible to make changes to our cake choices right there on the spot. The cake tasted amazing and although I didn't get any besides the one bit during the cake cutitng everyone was raving how delicious it was the next day. I should have kept the cake top just to have to eat the next day :) Next time we are in the Tampa area we plan on ordering a cake again just to have to enjoy! Only draw back is that they only accept cash or check and when you live out of town it is a lot easier to go online to pay for orders for your wedding.
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Andrea
Wedding:
4/13/2013
4.8/5.0
Cakes by Carolynn did a fantastic job with our wedding cake!! We ordered a cupcake cake with 3 different flavors...they were all so delicious! Someone from the bakery came to the reception site and set up the cupcakes...they did a really great job! Everyone thought the cake was really cute! My husband and I were really happy that we went Cakes by Carolynn!
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words. It is our desire to always please our brides and grooms. We are thankful for you! Congratulations and Best Wishes!
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Stephanie
Wedding:
4/13/2013
4.8/5.0
We had a chocolate/vanilla marble swirl cake with chocolate bavarian filling. It was great, and they delivered it right to our venue so we didn't have to anything after tasting and designing it!
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Thanks Stephanie. We appreciate you posting the review. Glad you were happy with your cake. May God bless your marriage with a lifetime of happiness. Congratulations!!!
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Dedra
Wedding:
3/2/2013
4.8/5.0
Cakes by Carolynn is a little shop with big flavor. After our tasting, we ordered a three tiered cake in two flavors. We had many, many comments from the wedding guests regarding not just how beautiful the cake looked, but also how delicious and moist it was.
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Steve
Wedding:
11/10/2012
4.8/5.0
The cake for our wedding and for the rehearsal dinner were done by Cakes by Carolyn and I wouldn't have had it any other way. They made everything very easy for us from our first meeting to delivering the cake to the venue. The cakes were delicious to say the least and the company was very professional in every aspect of the planning process to make our cakes just how was wanted them. i would recommend this company to anyone having a wedding in the Tampa Bay Area.
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Rosalinda & Jesse
Wedding:
8/13/2010
4.8/5.0
Cakes by Carolynn provided a beautiful and delicious wedding cake for our wedding! It was exactly like the picture I submitted and the colors matched my swatches exactly!! All of our guests complimented us on how wonderful the cake was! We highly recommend Cakes by Carolynn.
Here is a link to view a picture of our cake:
http://12-1photography.smugmug.com/Wedding-Photography/davis-island-garden-club/13386435_CUdbH#P-9-15
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Susan
Wedding:
3/28/2009
4.8/5.0
The cake was very yummy. We had them add chocolate shells which looked great.
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XenaBella
Wedding:
3/13/2009
4.8/5.0
I highly recommended Cakes by Carolyn. Their prices are reasonable and their cakes are delicious!! They make a lovely cake that is moist and delicious. Everyone that tasted it loved it. We went with their signature flavor of amaretto. We also had a layer of chocolate. Apparently, that was good too because I never got a taste of it. It was gone!
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/20/2008
4.8/5.0
We got our cake for free since it came with our wedding package at the Grand Plaza Hotel. They did a last minute tasting with us which was really great. She let us taste what they had on hand. The cake was beautiful and delicious. Seemed a bit small but we had a small group so we didn't mind. I would maybe have put it on a riser or something to make it stand off the table a bit more... They were very easy to work with and really nice ladies. I would definitely recommend them!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.7/5.0
We had a very small wedding so I just requested a two tier (5" and 8") cake.

I wanted a combination of a couple of different designs from their website and they were very accomadating.

We had lemon and chocolate. Both were very moist and delicious but the lemon was definitely the crowd favorite.

Their prices for decorations (sea shells and chairs) seemed a little high to me but they had no problem with me getting my own pieces and shipping them to the store to be added to the cake.

My only complaint was that I asked for footprints on my cake from our chairs to the cake topper This was on my receipt so I know they wrote it down but the footprint didn't end up on our cake. Luckily, no one knew they were supposed to be there but me and they put all of the other decorations exactly where I requested. The cake looked great.
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your input. We are glad that you were happy with your cake. I apologize for missing the footprints you desired. Congratulations and we wish you a lifetime of happiness!
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Julianna
Wedding:
10/22/2011
4.7/5.0
Everyone at Cakes by Carolynn was very helpful and nice. The cake turned out beautiful (even with my vague design ideas!) and was moist and delicious (we got chocolate amaretto cake with raspberry swirls and raspberry-bavarian cream filling, with buttercream icing).

We did hear from some guests that the cake was too sweet for their tastes.
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Carrie
Wedding:
5/1/2010
4.7/5.0
Our cake was beautiful. Excactly as we ordered and imagine it. They are very helpful when we went for the taste test and they even put the remaining flowers from the cake on the cake table for us.
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Elana
Wedding:
7/5/2008
4.7/5.0
Cakes by Carolyn provided the dream wedding cake and wedding cake service for my wedding. The cake designer was very open to the original idea I had for the design. Everyone who I spoke with there was very sweet and attentive. They really cared about what I envisioned for my wedding cake and did everything in their power to provide excellent service. I would highly recommend them. Not to mention their cake is INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!
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Gretchen
Wedding:
10/20/2012
4.6/5.0
The people at A Special Touch were easy to work with and very professional. The cake was provided in plenty of time in advance of the reception and it was decorated and set up exactly as discussed. It looked great and tasted delicious!
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Dino
Wedding:
5/7/2011
4.6/5.0
Cake design was amazing. Just to say: We had no cake left at the end of our reception; including the grooms cake. It was that great!
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Daniella
Wedding:
8/9/2013
4.5/5.0
Cake was delicious and beautiful. The only downside is we found most the staff less than friendly. Bonnie on the other hand was great, she was who we dealt with most often--ask for her
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Daniella, Thank you for posting your review. We are happy that your were pleased with your cake and your experience with Bonnie. We strive to make every experience perfect. I am sorry we fell short. We will work on being more friendly. Your input is valuable and we appreciate it. Congratulations on your wedding; we wish you love and happiness!
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christina c
Wedding:
2/4/2012
4.5/5.0
Often at weddings I am disappointed by the cake. I love cake and always look forward to it, but am frequently disappointed by beautiful cakes that are dry or a bit flavorless. My husband and I went to a few different cake vendors before choosing Cakes by Carolynn. Each cake we sampled was moist and delicious. The frostings and fillings were also tasty. Despite this, I was still a bit concerned about it being dry on wedding day, to my joy - it was perfect! We selected a design that was a combination of a photo we brought with us and a cake we saw in the showroom. It came out lovely!
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Julie
Wedding:
10/1/2011
4.5/5.0
Yum, our cupcakes were delicious. Specialized flavors and details to our special requests were carried out and gorgeous! We have decided to order our 1st Anniversary cake from them already.
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Allison
Wedding:
4/5/2014
4.4/5.0
I got my wedding cake here and it was amazing! I got so many compliments on the cake for the design and the taste. We described what we wanted and it looked great! I can't wait to have my top layer for our one year anniversary!
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

We are thrilled that you were happy with your cake. Congratulations and Best Wishes!
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Lauren
Wedding:
10/18/2013
4.4/5.0
We had a specific cake in mind that represented our wedding colors, and all we had to do was mail them ribbon, and the cake arrived just as we had hoped for. It was a cake found on Pinterest and all they were given was a picture, and it came out flawless! We were very pleased with our cake, although at our outdoor reception the cake became covered in ants when it was time to cut it, therefore we didn't even get to eat any, and we were short for our guests. CBC was a great decision and they adapted well to our needs!
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Thank you for posting your pleasure with Cakes by Carolynn. I am sorry that the ants got to enjoy your cake before you. Outside weddings can have issues. That is the first time we have heard about ants tho. Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Blessings
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Kim
Wedding:
10/30/2010
4.4/5.0
We were a little disappointed in the appearance of our cake but it tasted wonderful! I had identified a cake from their online photo album and they even had one in the window but ours didn't quite turn out as we had hoped. The people are very nice and very cooperative. We were from out of state and perhaps there was simply some type of miscommunication.
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Adrienne
Wedding:
6/20/2009
4.4/5.0
We ordered the famous Amaretto cake with a light pineapple filling. Everyone raved of how good the cake was. We had some left over...good for my friend who wanted to take home the xtra. I tasted a little during the cake cutting with my new handsome husband...EXCELLENT!
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Gemma
Wedding:
9/28/2013
4.2/5.0
The cake was delicious. The location itself seemed somewhat unorganized, but they got everything right, delivered on time and it tasted great.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

We are pleased that we got everything right and you were happy with your cake. I am sorry we seemed unorganized to you. It is important to be organized in order to keep all orders straight. We seldom have an issue. Thank you for your input and congratulations on your marriage. Blessings to you and yours.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.2/5.0
My cake was delicious and this place is very well priced.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.9/5.0
Free cake tasting. Beautiful cake. Have to provide your own seashell though but beautiful cake.
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/11/2014
3.7/5.0
My husband and I used this cake company for our wedding and although it was good cake I would not use this company in the future. I had a special request for our cake's design and we planned months in advance with this bakery. We called to verify a month before the wedding and was told the lady who could do the promised design was no longer working with them and that we needed to change our order request. After a bridezilla attitude they all of a sudden realized if they didnt make me happy I would take my business elsewhere. Needless to say, they did make it happen and the day of the wedding our cake was breathtaking. Only other down fall was we got told by some close guests that their cake slices were dry and not as good as expected...oddly enough my husband and I had fantastic slices of our wedding cake so it made me wonder if it was the same cake served to us as it was to our guest....I'm not a picky person or I would of made a switch of cake service the first time they screwed up but all in all I gave them the benefit of the doubt and used them anyways. I will not use this company again for a cake but I will tell you that after the wedding I went back and spoke with the manager and they were very apologetic and willing to fix the relationship and bond I lost but at that point it was not something to try and fix after the matter. If it wasn't for the way they handled the situation with the design I would have had better reviews for this cake company.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Hi Ashley, Thank you for your information and we are thankful that you found your cake to be "breathtaking". We are troubled with your experience. We want all brides and grooms to have a delightful experience - it should be fun. The decorator who left Cakes by Carolynn is an artist and intended to do your cake. We had contacted her and arranged for her to stop by and finish the design on your cake. I am not sure who told you there was a problem because there wasn't. I wonder if there was a misunderstanding of the situation. I apologize for your dissatisfaction. Please know that we strive to give all brides excellent service and are sorry yours was not up to standards. Wishing you and your husband a lifetime of happiness!
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Angela
Wedding:
4/13/2013
3.6/5.0
We went with Cakes by Carolynn because we have ordered cakes from them in the past, and their cakes are delicious, hands down. However, in ordering our wedding cake, I was disappointed in a few things. At the tasting, the samples were TINY, barely enough for me and my fiancee to try. Also, the woman we worked with wasn't very friendly. She as very abrasive and harsh, a smile never hurt anyone. Our reception was outside, and I wish they would have told us that buttercream icing can't sit outside, we don't know how icing works. They are a bakery in FLORIDA, lots of events are outdoors, in the heat, and our cake couldn't actually be on display until just before it was served, which was disappointing. It just would have been nice for them to warn us about this. But, our cake was very unique, and the groom's cake was unique as well, and they listened to ur ideas and brought them to life. So, in the end, I was happy, I just wish that working with them during the planning process would have gone more smoothly.
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A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

Thank you for posting your review. We are happy that you were pleased with the cake and are disappointed that you were displeased with your experience. I would like to address some of your concerns. Regarding sample size during your complimentary consultation and cake tasting, we use a cupcake and cut it in half; so, for each flavor, you tasted 1/2 cupcake. We have recently hired a new employee and are working with her. She is doing much better and I am sure your next experience will be much improved!! Also, receptions at your location are usually held within a building. We did not know your cake was outside until just before your wedding. Again, I apologize for any inconvenience. If we can answer additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at the bakery. We look forward to working with you again! Congratulations and Blessings!
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Angela
Wedding:
12/21/2013
3.5/5.0
While the cake looked beautiful. It was supposed to be mocha with bavarian cream filling as the middle cake. The middle cake was chocolate with vanilla filling. I was extremely disappointed as was my daughter. However the amaretto raspberry was delicious. Of course too late when you are cutting into the cake. A big mistake to make,.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
11/2/2013
2.4/5.0
I used this company based on their ratings and reviews and was disappointed with the outcome. First, the company needs to step into the 21st century - they offer little to no email communication making it difficult to supply photos, description, etc. I had to request they send me some sort of reciept for the order to be sure it was correct and they sent it via snail mail - no scan or email.. They do everything over the phone which is difficult for any long distance planning. Also, they accept no electronic forms of payment - only check or money order (unbelievable). I feel like if they want to improve they should consider using paypal or payments through their website.
As far as quality - i feel the cake was subpar and not worth the money. It looked good but tasted dry and nasty. We had a small wedding and no one ate them bc they said they tasted bad. It was embarrasing. Overall i dont recommend for the price paid.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

I am so sorry you were disappointed with your experience. We do not accept plastic in order to keep our prices affordable. We also try to answer all emails within 1-2 days. We often receive photos via email for destination weddings and the final order is placed via telephone. That way there is no question about the order. We have never had anyone complain about our cakes being dry. If we can answer any more of your concerns, please feel free to contact us. Thank you for your input and we wish you much happiness.
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Manuel
Wedding:
9/15/2012
0.6/5.0
Our venue gave us two choices for our cake vendor. We had the misfortune of choosing Cakes by Carolynn. Everything started out great, but when it came to executing the simple task of making what we ordered is where all the issues started. My wife went to drop off the cake topper and ribbon for the cake a few weeks prior like she was asked to do. While there the baker was extremely rude and refused to use our cake topper that we were already told would not be an issue. Then 5 days before our wedding they contacted my wife to tell her that they were changing the design of our cake because the confirmed guest count was lower than our quoted amount. The only way they would keep it the same was to pay them $150. Thank god for the event coordinator at the Westin who agreed it was unacceptable to change the cake 5 days before our wedding. One more issue though. We asked for absolutely NO FLOWERS on the cake. We really should not have been as surprised as we were to see the there was still issues. There were flowers all over it and the topper just leaning on the bottom tier. We didnt ask for much, but I guess it was still too much for them.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
A Special Touch - Cakes By Carolynn responded with the following comments:

I am so sorry for your disappointment with your experience. I would like to address each of your issues:

1. We like to know what cake ornaments are chosen for every cake; some need supports, others are unusable ON the cake because they will fall off no matter how well they are supported. Regarding your ornament: Your contract stated "Bride will bring in to see if it will work as a topper". The ornament you chose was about 1 inch wide. With our experience, we knew it could not be supported well enough to remain on the cake and not fall off, therefore,we offered to set it in front of the cake. Also, we always strive to be considerate and kind to all customers and help them to realize their dreams. When we told your bride the ornament would not work ON the cake, we were saddened to see her disappointment. We are always respectful and try to please. We are sorry you perceived us as rude because we could not use your ornament ON the cake.The person you talked with has never been rude to a customer. I am sorry your bride was disappointed and perceived rudeness.
2. Our contract with The Weston states, We will bake the size cake to serve the number of guests you confirm with The Weston. The size of the cake changed because the number of guests you confirmed with the Weston was less than your original estimate. We worked it out with The Weston to provide you the larger cake at no additional cost to you.
3. Regarding flowers: We delivered and set up the cake. We placed your ornament on the table in front of the cake. It looked very nice! There were no flowers on the cake when we left the hall - someone else must have added them to the cake after it was delivered.

Again, I apologize for your disappointment and wish you a blessed marriage.

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