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Albemarle Baking Company

Charlottesville , VA
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LOCATION

418 West Main Street
Charlottesville, VA US 22903 (map)

PHONE

434-293-6456

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ABOUT US

Taste. It is often the most overlooked detail when shopping for wedding cakes. Taste is why we eat cake in the first place, and it will be the thing your guests remember most about your... Read more
Taste. It is often the most overlooked detail when shopping for wedding cakes. Taste is why we eat cake in the first place, and it will be the thing your guests remember most about your wedding cake. At Albemarle Baking Company, taste is what we are most passionate about, and it is why our cakes, while simple and elegant, taste so good. Give us a call, and find out why people in Charlottesville come to us first for flavor. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING CAKE

Besides cakes, what other types of desserts do you provide?
Cookies, Groom's Cake, Pastries
What additional services do you provide?
Consultations, On-site Delivery, Pickup
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Organic
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?
After an initial consultation, we can prepare a custom-tailored sample for you to pick-up and take home.
What are your tasting hours?
Consultations are by appointment only, and scheduled Monday through Fridays during business hours. See below for Saturday appointments.
Describe how you price, such as by slice or by tier, for your cakes?
In most cases, our cakes are priced by the tier.
Does the price include the top tier of the cake?
We offer a complimentary one-year anniversary cake made fresh.
Do you offer custom cakes, or do you work with pre-designed styles?
You can select a design from our portfolio, or we can design a cake to your specifications.
What (if any) special ingredients, such as fresh fruits or farm-fresh butter, do you use in your cakes?
We only use all natural ingredients in all of our breads, pastries, and cakes. We do not use shortenings or trans-fats in any of our baking. We favor local and organic ingredients when they are available.
On average, how far in advance of the event do you prepare the cake?
Our wedding cakes are generally started the day before the wedding.
How many cakes do you schedule for a typical weekend?
We can accommodate up to two cakes per wedding day.
Will you work with the client's florist to garnish the cake?
Of course.
What (if any) cake accessories, such as a cake stand or cake cutter, do you rent out?
Cake accessories can be rented through most local catering supply companies.
Do you offer delivery? If yes, how much is your average delivery fee?
Yes. The average wedding cake delivery fee is $25.

REVIEWS

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Amy
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
This bakery is by far the best bakery! We ordered a tiered wedding cake, and a sheet cake for extra. This bakery offers a Tasting cake (for a small fee) that includes layers of all of the available kinds of cakes and fillings. The cake was delicious. I definitely recommend this bakery, I like this better than any other bakeries in the area, and it's not as expensive as the others.
This bakery is by far the best bakery! We ordered a tiered wedding cake, and a sheet cake for extra. This bakery offers a Read more...
This bakery is by far the best bakery! We ordered a tiered wedding cake, and a sheet cake for extra. This bakery offers a Tasting cake (for a small fee) that includes layers of all of the available kinds of cakes and fillings. The cake was delicious. I definitely recommend this bakery, I like this better than any other bakeries in the area, and it's not as expensive as the others. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
1.5/5.0
The cake was ok but they were not very flexible when I asked to increase my order.
The cake was ok but they were not very flexible when I asked to increase my order.
The cake was ok but they were not very flexible when I asked to increase my order. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Riki was always so responsive to my questions and ideas. We ordered a wedding cake, groom's cake, bridal luncheon cake, and birthday cake for my wedding weekend and they were all gorgeous cakes that tasted even better than the looked.
Riki was always so responsive to my questions and ideas. We ordered a wedding cake, groom's cake, bridal luncheon cake, Read more...
Riki was always so responsive to my questions and ideas. We ordered a wedding cake, groom's cake, bridal luncheon cake, and birthday cake for my wedding weekend and they were all gorgeous cakes that tasted even better than the looked. Read less
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Kristina
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
What can I say but melt in your mouth deliciousness !! We had a three tier cake for our wedding. We met with Ricki from Albemarle Baking Company, told him what style we liked. Prior to meeting with him I was asked what type of cake I wanted when we went to meet him he had made us our own cake to try. WOW!! Yum!!
The day of I didn't see Ricki but our cake made it and he used some flowers that our florist had left and decorated the cake . Not only was it amazing in taste but looked it as well!
What can I say but melt in your mouth deliciousness !! We had a three tier cake for our wedding. We met with Ricki from Read more...
What can I say but melt in your mouth deliciousness !! We had a three tier cake for our wedding. We met with Ricki from Albemarle Baking Company, told him what style we liked. Prior to meeting with him I was asked what type of cake I wanted when we went to meet him he had made us our own cake to try. WOW!! Yum!!
The day of I didn't see Ricki but our cake made it and he used some flowers that our florist had left and decorated the cake . Not only was it amazing in taste but looked it as well! Read less
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Rhonda
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
We met Riki on a whim as we stopped by and he was very flexible to meet with us without an appointment. Being from out of town and having a destination wedding at the Early Mountain Vineyard, it was so nice to work with a cake designer that was so responsive, full of suggestions and willing to deliver to our wedding venue. After meeting with several cake decorators, we felt Albemarle Baking Co was the right vendor for us and they did not disappoint to deliver exactly what we had anticipated. We would highly recommend for anyone who is looking for a professional, talented and tasty cake designer. Thank you Riki for all you did to make the perfect cake and planning experience for us....And the miniature desserts that we added to our sweet station were amazing too! -Lo and Rhonda
We met Riki on a whim as we stopped by and he was very flexible to meet with us without an appointment. Being from out of Read more...
We met Riki on a whim as we stopped by and he was very flexible to meet with us without an appointment. Being from out of town and having a destination wedding at the Early Mountain Vineyard, it was so nice to work with a cake designer that was so responsive, full of suggestions and willing to deliver to our wedding venue. After meeting with several cake decorators, we felt Albemarle Baking Co was the right vendor for us and they did not disappoint to deliver exactly what we had anticipated. We would highly recommend for anyone who is looking for a professional, talented and tasty cake designer. Thank you Riki for all you did to make the perfect cake and planning experience for us....And the miniature desserts that we added to our sweet station were amazing too! -Lo and Rhonda Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
By far the most AMAZING cake I have ever had. Not only was the cake absolutely beautiful, it tasted divine. I was amazed at how well he was able to construct a cake based off of our meeting. The cake was exactly what we were looking for. Absolutely recommend!!
By far the most AMAZING cake I have ever had. Not only was the cake absolutely beautiful, it tasted divine. I was amazed Read more...
By far the most AMAZING cake I have ever had. Not only was the cake absolutely beautiful, it tasted divine. I was amazed at how well he was able to construct a cake based off of our meeting. The cake was exactly what we were looking for. Absolutely recommend!! Read less
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Beckie
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
I have to say that I have tasted a lot of wedding cakes and they are typically nothing to write home about. The cake from Albemarle Baking was the best cake I have ever had and I cannot even begin to count how many of our guests articulated that same praise. It was so light and delicious! Thank you so much!
I have to say that I have tasted a lot of wedding cakes and they are typically nothing to write home about. The cake from Read more...
I have to say that I have tasted a lot of wedding cakes and they are typically nothing to write home about. The cake from Albemarle Baking was the best cake I have ever had and I cannot even begin to count how many of our guests articulated that same praise. It was so light and delicious! Thank you so much! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We were going to get our cake from Whole Foods. Tasty cake, pretty inexpensive. Then I thought, why not try to support a local bakery? I looked around the area and Albemarle Baking Company stood out as a good option; and I knew them from experience, having feasted on their ham and cheese croissants in the past.

We set up a consultation and tasting cake with Riki, the baker there. The cake was superb. My fiancée and I have very different tastes in cakes, but he was able to do different layers for the cake to make us both happy. At the consultation he had an iPad and was able to show us different styles of cakes, which was very helpful because neither of us had any clue about design. At the wedding itself, everyone loved the cake and it looked incredible.

Why go with Albemarle over others in the area? What I also liked was that local transportation was included for us, so we didn't have to pay extra to have the cake delivered or worry about doing it ourselves. We liked that he had a gluten free option -- a flourless chocolate torte -- that I heard was great from my gluten free guests. I liked that he was responsive and easy to communicate with -- which I found while doing the wedding planning is a rarity among many people in the wedding business. Other wedding cake vendors were either twice the price or didn't even respond to my contacting them. And I liked that the pricing was great -- comparable to Whole Foods, but the product is better -- and he offered to do a small cake for the photos and then a sheet cake for the guests to save money (which we didn't end up doing but was a nice possibility).

They did a great job and I would highly recommend them.
We were going to get our cake from Whole Foods. Tasty cake, pretty inexpensive. Then I thought, why not try to support a Read more...
We were going to get our cake from Whole Foods. Tasty cake, pretty inexpensive. Then I thought, why not try to support a local bakery? I looked around the area and Albemarle Baking Company stood out as a good option; and I knew them from experience, having feasted on their ham and cheese croissants in the past.

We set up a consultation and tasting cake with Riki, the baker there. The cake was superb. My fiancée and I have very different tastes in cakes, but he was able to do different layers for the cake to make us both happy. At the consultation he had an iPad and was able to show us different styles of cakes, which was very helpful because neither of us had any clue about design. At the wedding itself, everyone loved the cake and it looked incredible.

Why go with Albemarle over others in the area? What I also liked was that local transportation was included for us, so we didn't have to pay extra to have the cake delivered or worry about doing it ourselves. We liked that he had a gluten free option -- a flourless chocolate torte -- that I heard was great from my gluten free guests. I liked that he was responsive and easy to communicate with -- which I found while doing the wedding planning is a rarity among many people in the wedding business. Other wedding cake vendors were either twice the price or didn't even respond to my contacting them. And I liked that the pricing was great -- comparable to Whole Foods, but the product is better -- and he offered to do a small cake for the photos and then a sheet cake for the guests to save money (which we didn't end up doing but was a nice possibility).

They did a great job and I would highly recommend them. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
We ordered our wedding cake from Albemarle Baking Company and were very pleased with the service and the quality of the cake. Riki was easy to work with and helped my husband and I decide on a cake size and shape to fit our needs for our 175 person wedding. During our tasting we got to try several different flavor combinations from a cute sample cake, and Riki explained the differences in flavors and icings and how we could customize our wedding cake. He was able to work off of a sketch I drew of my ideal cake design and the final product was spot on. Not to mention the flavors were DELICIOUS! We went with buttercream frosting and both a chocolate and yellow cake option, one filled with chocolate ganache and praline crunch and the other with bavarian cream and fresh berries. Price was also very reasonable, a better deal than we found while shopping for a cake vendor. Overall, we would definitely recommend Albermarle Baking Co. for any type of event.
We ordered our wedding cake from Albemarle Baking Company and were very pleased with the service and the quality of the Read more...
We ordered our wedding cake from Albemarle Baking Company and were very pleased with the service and the quality of the cake. Riki was easy to work with and helped my husband and I decide on a cake size and shape to fit our needs for our 175 person wedding. During our tasting we got to try several different flavor combinations from a cute sample cake, and Riki explained the differences in flavors and icings and how we could customize our wedding cake. He was able to work off of a sketch I drew of my ideal cake design and the final product was spot on. Not to mention the flavors were DELICIOUS! We went with buttercream frosting and both a chocolate and yellow cake option, one filled with chocolate ganache and praline crunch and the other with bavarian cream and fresh berries. Price was also very reasonable, a better deal than we found while shopping for a cake vendor. Overall, we would definitely recommend Albermarle Baking Co. for any type of event. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
4/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Everyone who attend our wedding is still talking about how delicious our cake was. Couldn't have asked for better. We felt that we were in good hands from the moment we signed the contract.
Everyone who attend our wedding is still talking about how delicious our cake was. Couldn't have asked for better. We felt Read more...
Everyone who attend our wedding is still talking about how delicious our cake was. Couldn't have asked for better. We felt that we were in good hands from the moment we signed the contract. Read less
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Patti
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
What can I say, the cake was delicious, Riki decorated it beautifully with flowers left by the florist, and it was virtually exactly the picture I showed him as inspiration. I would definitely use them again!
What can I say, the cake was delicious, Riki decorated it beautifully with flowers left by the florist, and it was Read more...
What can I say, the cake was delicious, Riki decorated it beautifully with flowers left by the florist, and it was virtually exactly the picture I showed him as inspiration. I would definitely use them again! Read less
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Colin
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Riki gave me exactly what I wanted for my wedding cake - a beautiful design that actually tasted as good as it looked! He made it easy to change my order before finalizing the price - number of servings and flavor choices. I wanted a particular color for the bead decoration that was included in the design, and he matched it perfectly. You and your guests will not be disappointed - I received lots of compliments on the look and taste of my cake!
Riki gave me exactly what I wanted for my wedding cake - a beautiful design that actually tasted as good as it looked! He Read more...
Riki gave me exactly what I wanted for my wedding cake - a beautiful design that actually tasted as good as it looked! He made it easy to change my order before finalizing the price - number of servings and flavor choices. I wanted a particular color for the bead decoration that was included in the design, and he matched it perfectly. You and your guests will not be disappointed - I received lots of compliments on the look and taste of my cake! Read less
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Leah
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Riki from ABC was great to work with. Throughout the planning process, Riki was very accessible and responded to my emails quickly. When I started pricing wedding cakes, I was stunned at how outrageously expensive some vendors are. To save some money, Riki worked with me to create a three-tier cake that fed 80 people and a sheet cake that fed the rest of our guests. This is a great option for those who don't want to spend thousands on their cake. Most importantly, our cake was beautiful and absolutely delicious. Definitely not the typical dry, boring wedding cake. I highly recommend using ABC!
Riki from ABC was great to work with. Throughout the planning process, Riki was very accessible and responded to my emails Read more...
Riki from ABC was great to work with. Throughout the planning process, Riki was very accessible and responded to my emails quickly. When I started pricing wedding cakes, I was stunned at how outrageously expensive some vendors are. To save some money, Riki worked with me to create a three-tier cake that fed 80 people and a sheet cake that fed the rest of our guests. This is a great option for those who don't want to spend thousands on their cake. Most importantly, our cake was beautiful and absolutely delicious. Definitely not the typical dry, boring wedding cake. I highly recommend using ABC! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
3/30/2013
5.0/5.0
ABC was GREAT! The our Wedding cake turned out to be exactly what I imagined and dreamed and t was delicious! One of my favorites part of using the ABC is that instead of you keeping the top of your wedding cake for your one year anniversary the ABC will actually make you a new one for you to enjoy on your one year anniversary! How great is that!?
ABC was GREAT! The our Wedding cake turned out to be exactly what I imagined and dreamed and t was delicious! One of my Read more...
ABC was GREAT! The our Wedding cake turned out to be exactly what I imagined and dreamed and t was delicious! One of my favorites part of using the ABC is that instead of you keeping the top of your wedding cake for your one year anniversary the ABC will actually make you a new one for you to enjoy on your one year anniversary! How great is that!? Read less
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Dimary
Wedding:
3/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was beautiful, tasty and elegant. It was exactly how I envisioned it. We got so many compliments from the guests. They were amazed by the execution and taste. We highly recommend Albermarle Baking Co.
Thank you Riki for being a part of our special day!
Our wedding cake was beautiful, tasty and elegant. It was exactly how I envisioned it. We got so many compliments from the Read more...
Our wedding cake was beautiful, tasty and elegant. It was exactly how I envisioned it. We got so many compliments from the guests. They were amazed by the execution and taste. We highly recommend Albermarle Baking Co.
Thank you Riki for being a part of our special day! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Beautiful and delicious wedding cake! What more can you ask for?
Beautiful and delicious wedding cake! What more can you ask for?
Beautiful and delicious wedding cake! What more can you ask for? Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Absolutely delicious cake delivered with friendly and flawless service - all in 90 degree heat at an outdoor wedding, so no small feat!
Absolutely delicious cake delivered with friendly and flawless service - all in 90 degree heat at an outdoor wedding, so Read more...
Absolutely delicious cake delivered with friendly and flawless service - all in 90 degree heat at an outdoor wedding, so no small feat! Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
3/31/2012
4.9/5.0
Our cake was fantastic! We reccomend Rikki for value and service!
Our cake was fantastic! We reccomend Rikki for value and service!
Our cake was fantastic! We reccomend Rikki for value and service! Read less
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Jess
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was fantastic! We got the chocolate cake with chocolate ganache icing. It was rich and delicious, and looked really beautiful as part of our fall vineyard wedding. My only complaint in working with ABC is that we did not get to sample the cakes/icings before ordering, we had to put down a deposit for a sample cake and didn't get to try different kinds. We loved the sample cake we got though, so it all worked out in the end. Would definitely recommend ABC to other couples.
Our wedding cake was fantastic! We got the chocolate cake with chocolate ganache icing. It was rich and delicious, and Read more...
Our wedding cake was fantastic! We got the chocolate cake with chocolate ganache icing. It was rich and delicious, and looked really beautiful as part of our fall vineyard wedding. My only complaint in working with ABC is that we did not get to sample the cakes/icings before ordering, we had to put down a deposit for a sample cake and didn't get to try different kinds. We loved the sample cake we got though, so it all worked out in the end. Would definitely recommend ABC to other couples. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
10/1/2011
4.8/5.0
ABC did a lovely job with our wedding cake. We wanted only a small cutting cake for ourselves and sheet cakes for our caterers to serve from, and they were more than happy to "go small" for us. The decoration on the cake was also a great emulation of the design in our inspiration photo. Best of all, the cake itself was delicious, and the buttercream icing held up despite the heat of our August wedding! I'd highly recommend the team at ABC--they are great to work with and make delicious and beautiful dessert!
ABC did a lovely job with our wedding cake. We wanted only a small cutting cake for ourselves and sheet cakes for our Read more...
ABC did a lovely job with our wedding cake. We wanted only a small cutting cake for ourselves and sheet cakes for our caterers to serve from, and they were more than happy to "go small" for us. The decoration on the cake was also a great emulation of the design in our inspiration photo. Best of all, the cake itself was delicious, and the buttercream icing held up despite the heat of our August wedding! I'd highly recommend the team at ABC--they are great to work with and make delicious and beautiful dessert! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
9/4/2011
4.8/5.0
Riki with Albemarle Baking Co. was fantastic to work with. We mostly communicated via email since we were planning from afar, but we did meet with Riki once before to chat about our wedding cake. Of course our vision for the cake completely changed after that meeting, but he didn’t seem to mind one bit. We just emailed him some photos of our new ideas and Riki assured us it wouldn’t be a problem. The one thing I was especially grateful for was Riki helped me pull off a surprise groom’s cake for my now husband! Again, we just communicated via email to keep it a surprise and Riki was great about explaining how my original idea wouldn’t work with the super perishable cake flavor I wanted, so instead he helped me figure out an alternative (but similar) plan. Part of the cake required these special chocolate candies from out of town, so I just ordered them online and shipped them to Albemarle...Riki was great about confirming the arrival of the package and executing the design. Our cakes looked great and more importantly tasted amazing! We can't wait for our complementary one year anniversary cake so that we can enjoy Riki's work again - YUM!
Riki with Albemarle Baking Co. was fantastic to work with. We mostly communicated via email since we were planning from Read more...
Riki with Albemarle Baking Co. was fantastic to work with. We mostly communicated via email since we were planning from afar, but we did meet with Riki once before to chat about our wedding cake. Of course our vision for the cake completely changed after that meeting, but he didn’t seem to mind one bit. We just emailed him some photos of our new ideas and Riki assured us it wouldn’t be a problem. The one thing I was especially grateful for was Riki helped me pull off a surprise groom’s cake for my now husband! Again, we just communicated via email to keep it a surprise and Riki was great about explaining how my original idea wouldn’t work with the super perishable cake flavor I wanted, so instead he helped me figure out an alternative (but similar) plan. Part of the cake required these special chocolate candies from out of town, so I just ordered them online and shipped them to Albemarle...Riki was great about confirming the arrival of the package and executing the design. Our cakes looked great and more importantly tasted amazing! We can't wait for our complementary one year anniversary cake so that we can enjoy Riki's work again - YUM! Read less
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Brianne
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Our cake was beautiful!! Ricci at Albemarle Baking Company did a FABULOUS job! And it tasted fantastic! My guests were very pleased!! And so were we!!
Our cake was beautiful!! Ricci at Albemarle Baking Company did a FABULOUS job! And it tasted fantastic! My guests were Read more...
Our cake was beautiful!! Ricci at Albemarle Baking Company did a FABULOUS job! And it tasted fantastic! My guests were very pleased!! And so were we!! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/14/2011
4.3/5.0
Our cake was delicious and beautiful. Albemarle Baking Company utilized the flavors that we wanted and the cake turned out even prettier and more delicious than our tasting cake had been. That said, if I were going to work with ABC again, I would be more specific and communicative prior to obtaining the tasting cake. We sent ABC a picture of our inspiration cake prior to the tasting (it had non-cream colored icing), along with our desired flavors. We made a special trip to Charlottesville to pick up our tasting cake (there was also a snafu during the pick-up), and despite the snafu, we loved the cake. After letting them know we liked the cake, they told us that our inspiration cake would require a different type of icing. I was fairly annoyed that that icing was not on our tasting cake, when ABC should have known we wanted colored icing. In the end, we chose a different cake design that was not what we *really* wanted, which sort of stunk. But it still worked out fine, because the cake was lovely and tasty. (lovelier and tastier than one expects wedding cake to be).
Our cake was delicious and beautiful. Albemarle Baking Company utilized the flavors that we wanted and the cake turned out Read more...
Our cake was delicious and beautiful. Albemarle Baking Company utilized the flavors that we wanted and the cake turned out even prettier and more delicious than our tasting cake had been. That said, if I were going to work with ABC again, I would be more specific and communicative prior to obtaining the tasting cake. We sent ABC a picture of our inspiration cake prior to the tasting (it had non-cream colored icing), along with our desired flavors. We made a special trip to Charlottesville to pick up our tasting cake (there was also a snafu during the pick-up), and despite the snafu, we loved the cake. After letting them know we liked the cake, they told us that our inspiration cake would require a different type of icing. I was fairly annoyed that that icing was not on our tasting cake, when ABC should have known we wanted colored icing. In the end, we chose a different cake design that was not what we *really* wanted, which sort of stunk. But it still worked out fine, because the cake was lovely and tasty. (lovelier and tastier than one expects wedding cake to be). Read less
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UVALaw11
Wedding:
8/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Delicious wedding cake and great service!!! We were looking for something simple, elegant and tasty, and this cake fit the bill perfectly. We met with Riki at Albemarle Baking Company about 10 months before our wedding, with a guest estimate, and discussed our preferences and cake size. We ended up ordering a 3 layer round cake - a white sponge cake with Bavarian cream filling and white buttercream frosting. Riki had samples of some of the cake and icing flavors in the shop, which we were able to try before committing. Then, with our deposit, we got a free 6" cake made to the specifications of our wedding cake for us to take home and try.

On our wedding day, the cake was delivered and set up on time, fresh flowers from the florist were arranged on top, and it tasted fantastic!! The best part is that we didn't even have to save the top tier - they'll make and provide a 1-year anniversary cake (another 6" round) for us on our anniversary. :)
Delicious wedding cake and great service!!! We were looking for something simple, elegant and tasty, and this cake fit the Read more...
Delicious wedding cake and great service!!! We were looking for something simple, elegant and tasty, and this cake fit the bill perfectly. We met with Riki at Albemarle Baking Company about 10 months before our wedding, with a guest estimate, and discussed our preferences and cake size. We ended up ordering a 3 layer round cake - a white sponge cake with Bavarian cream filling and white buttercream frosting. Riki had samples of some of the cake and icing flavors in the shop, which we were able to try before committing. Then, with our deposit, we got a free 6" cake made to the specifications of our wedding cake for us to take home and try.

On our wedding day, the cake was delivered and set up on time, fresh flowers from the florist were arranged on top, and it tasted fantastic!! The best part is that we didn't even have to save the top tier - they'll make and provide a 1-year anniversary cake (another 6" round) for us on our anniversary. :) Read less
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liz.dieckman
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
This cake was delicious and beautiful, no compromise needed. I'm so excited that we'll get another one (included in the price of our wedding cake) made specially for us for our 1 year anniversary. I highly recommend ABC.
This cake was delicious and beautiful, no compromise needed. I'm so excited that we'll get another one (included in the Read more...
This cake was delicious and beautiful, no compromise needed. I'm so excited that we'll get another one (included in the price of our wedding cake) made specially for us for our 1 year anniversary. I highly recommend ABC. Read less
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Hilty
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Albemarle Baking Company was wonderful to work with. The cake looked exactly like I wanted and tasted delicious and I don't even like cake! Many guests commented on how tasty it was. I highly recommend Riki.
Albemarle Baking Company was wonderful to work with. The cake looked exactly like I wanted and tasted delicious and I Read more...
Albemarle Baking Company was wonderful to work with. The cake looked exactly like I wanted and tasted delicious and I don't even like cake! Many guests commented on how tasty it was. I highly recommend Riki. Read less
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emew
Wedding:
5/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Albemarle Baking Company was a pleasure to work with. We chose them because we love all of their baked goods and have always loved one of their cakes (the princess cake), but we did try another cake when we were deciding on our wedding cake. It was also delicious, but we ended up selecting the princess cake. Riki was responsive to emails, incredibly professional and baked a beautiful, delicious cake that everyone at our wedding raved about. We also added an order of the French macarons about a month before the wedding and they were very flexible (all of this was done via email). I would certainly use them again for a large event and would definitely recommend them to others.
Albemarle Baking Company was a pleasure to work with. We chose them because we love all of their baked goods and have Read more...
Albemarle Baking Company was a pleasure to work with. We chose them because we love all of their baked goods and have always loved one of their cakes (the princess cake), but we did try another cake when we were deciding on our wedding cake. It was also delicious, but we ended up selecting the princess cake. Riki was responsive to emails, incredibly professional and baked a beautiful, delicious cake that everyone at our wedding raved about. We also added an order of the French macarons about a month before the wedding and they were very flexible (all of this was done via email). I would certainly use them again for a large event and would definitely recommend them to others. Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Albemarle Baking Company made a delicious and beautiful cake for our wedding! They were extremely well priced, very friendly and professional! We can't wait to eat our anniversary wedding top from them :)
Albemarle Baking Company made a delicious and beautiful cake for our wedding! They were extremely well priced, very Read more...
Albemarle Baking Company made a delicious and beautiful cake for our wedding! They were extremely well priced, very friendly and professional! We can't wait to eat our anniversary wedding top from them :) Read less
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AlisonRB
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
It was wonderful to work with Rick at Albemarle Baking Co. He perfectly translated my simple vision into a beautiful wedding cake. I was heart-set on having a pumpkin cake with cream cheese filling for our October wedding. Even though they had never made a pumpkin cake before, Rick assured us that they could & they absolutely delivered. The cake was moist & yummy! Their prices were great -this was one of the few items that fell right in line with our budget without any effort. I also love that you don't have to worry about saving the top of the cake, because they make you a 1 year anniversary cake at no cost.
It was wonderful to work with Rick at Albemarle Baking Co. He perfectly translated my simple vision into a beautiful Read more...
It was wonderful to work with Rick at Albemarle Baking Co. He perfectly translated my simple vision into a beautiful wedding cake. I was heart-set on having a pumpkin cake with cream cheese filling for our October wedding. Even though they had never made a pumpkin cake before, Rick assured us that they could & they absolutely delivered. The cake was moist & yummy! Their prices were great -this was one of the few items that fell right in line with our budget without any effort. I also love that you don't have to worry about saving the top of the cake, because they make you a 1 year anniversary cake at no cost. Read less
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J David Singh
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
The cake was very beautiful, made in the colors we wanted and with an artistic design that we provided. Riki recreated it very well. The cake tasted fabulous and keep well after the wedding. The guests truly enjoyed the cake.
We went all the way from Richmond, VA to this bakery because of its quality.
Highly recommend them.
David
The cake was very beautiful, made in the colors we wanted and with an artistic design that we provided. Riki recreated it Read more...
The cake was very beautiful, made in the colors we wanted and with an artistic design that we provided. Riki recreated it very well. The cake tasted fabulous and keep well after the wedding. The guests truly enjoyed the cake.
We went all the way from Richmond, VA to this bakery because of its quality.
Highly recommend them.
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pollakr
Wedding:
5/31/2008
5.0/5.0
the cake was perfectly simple and elegent in design and delicious and moist in taste! everyone loved it!
the cake was perfectly simple and elegent in design and delicious and moist in taste! everyone loved it!
the cake was perfectly simple and elegent in design and delicious and moist in taste! everyone loved it! Read less
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Anne
Wedding:
5/3/2008
4.8/5.0
We wanted a simple, no-fuss wedding cake, and we found it at Albemarle Baking Cie. We love their princess cake, so we just asked a for a full sheet princess cake with extra sugar roses on top and that was it! We also got bread from them for Sunday brunch and it was delicious, as always. A very solid vendor for anyone looking for a wedding cake.
We wanted a simple, no-fuss wedding cake, and we found it at Albemarle Baking Cie. We love their princess cake, so we just Read more...
We wanted a simple, no-fuss wedding cake, and we found it at Albemarle Baking Cie. We love their princess cake, so we just asked a for a full sheet princess cake with extra sugar roses on top and that was it! We also got bread from them for Sunday brunch and it was delicious, as always. A very solid vendor for anyone looking for a wedding cake. Read less
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SWard
Wedding:
3/8/2008
5.0/5.0
Riki made us a beautiful wedding cake, and the best part was that it didn't just look great, it tasted great too! He was very responsive and answered email readily.
Riki made us a beautiful wedding cake, and the best part was that it didn't just look great, it tasted great too! He was Read more...
Riki made us a beautiful wedding cake, and the best part was that it didn't just look great, it tasted great too! He was very responsive and answered email readily. Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
5/27/2007
4.8/5.0
I tried cakes at a lot of different places before finding Albemarle Baking Company. Their cakes taste good! Very important. So many other buttercream cakes just tasted absolutely awful! Please be kind to your guests and give them yummy cake.

They were flexible and helpful: they delivered it to my reception site, so it was all ready when the guests arrived. I added raspberries to mine, and made up a new way of decorating it (which I drew on a piece of paper and which they recreated very well.) They didn't put the orchids on the cake exactly the way I had asked, but it looked good. And tasted good!
I tried cakes at a lot of different places before finding Albemarle Baking Company. Their cakes taste good! Very Read more...
I tried cakes at a lot of different places before finding Albemarle Baking Company. Their cakes taste good! Very important. So many other buttercream cakes just tasted absolutely awful! Please be kind to your guests and give them yummy cake.

They were flexible and helpful: they delivered it to my reception site, so it was all ready when the guests arrived. I added raspberries to mine, and made up a new way of decorating it (which I drew on a piece of paper and which they recreated very well.) They didn't put the orchids on the cake exactly the way I had asked, but it looked good. And tasted good! Read less
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Erika
Wedding:
5/13/2006
4.0/5.0
I wanted a simple, yet pretty wedding cake that was actually going to taste good, as opposed to those fondant cakes that look really pretty and extravagant, but don't taste very good. Albemarle baking did exactly what I want -- make a great tasting cake, chocolate with layer of mouse with fresh raspberries, with a marzipan frosting and Riki decorated it with simple marzipan flowers, made in our wedding colors, and I used a pretty modern-looking cake topper. Albemarle Baking was cheaper than competitors, and the looked and tasted great! Plus a perk is that on our one-year anniversary, they will make us a new top tier cake for us to celebrate with instead of having to freeze it!
I wanted a simple, yet pretty wedding cake that was actually going to taste good, as opposed to those fondant cakes that Read more...
I wanted a simple, yet pretty wedding cake that was actually going to taste good, as opposed to those fondant cakes that look really pretty and extravagant, but don't taste very good. Albemarle baking did exactly what I want -- make a great tasting cake, chocolate with layer of mouse with fresh raspberries, with a marzipan frosting and Riki decorated it with simple marzipan flowers, made in our wedding colors, and I used a pretty modern-looking cake topper. Albemarle Baking was cheaper than competitors, and the looked and tasted great! Plus a perk is that on our one-year anniversary, they will make us a new top tier cake for us to celebrate with instead of having to freeze it! Read less
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