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Artistic Desserts

Westminster , MD
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LOCATION

P.O. Box 869
Westminster, MD US 21158 (map)

PHONE

443-744-9285

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ABOUT US

“It’s Not Just Another Pretty Cake…It’s Also Dessert”

With over 20 years of experience, Artistic Desserts is led by award winning Pastry Chef Michael Markwitz.

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“It’s Not Just Another Pretty Cake…It’s Also Dessert”

With over 20 years of experience, Artistic Desserts is led by award winning Pastry Chef Michael Markwitz.

Why Choose Us?
Our chefs follow a very unique baking, assembling and decorating process using the finest ingredients.
We are not just baking a cake, we are creating your “dessert” that will taste as good as it looks.
Why settle for just a “piece of cake” when your guests can be served a cake worth remembering.

Sample our cakes and judge for yourself …Tasting speaks louder than words! Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING CAKE

Besides cakes, what other types of desserts do you provide?
Groom's Cake, Pastries
What additional services do you provide?
Consultations, On-site Delivery, On-site Setup, Tastings
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Vegan
Do you provide customary cakes, such as Croquembouche?
Yes
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The wedding cake was absolutely beautiful, it was perfect in color to match the decor of the wedding. It was picture perfect, almost to pretty to cut! It tasted very fresh not too sweet - perfect. I would recommend them for any event.
The wedding cake was absolutely beautiful, it was perfect in color to match the decor of the wedding. It was picture Read more...
The wedding cake was absolutely beautiful, it was perfect in color to match the decor of the wedding. It was picture perfect, almost to pretty to cut! It tasted very fresh not too sweet - perfect. I would recommend them for any event. Read less
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Arik
Wedding:
8/3/2014
5.0/5.0
We didn't get to taste much of the cake, as the day went by fast, but it looked AMAZING,,,,, our guests all said the cake was great. We saved the top layer for our anniversary, although I'm sure it'll be gross like everyone else's lol.
We didn't get to taste much of the cake, as the day went by fast, but it looked AMAZING,,,,, our guests all said the cake Read more...
We didn't get to taste much of the cake, as the day went by fast, but it looked AMAZING,,,,, our guests all said the cake was great. We saved the top layer for our anniversary, although I'm sure it'll be gross like everyone else's lol. Read less
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Maura
Wedding:
8/1/2014
4.7/5.0
We met with Michael at the recommendation of our photographer, and we were not disappointed! Our cake tasting was extremely professional and a lot of fun; Michael had us to his home, set the dining room table for us, had a slideshow of examples of his work, and had a thorough (and delicious) display of cakes and fillings for us to sample. I am gluten sensitive, and he provided me with a gluten-free chocolate cake to try. I've eat a lot of "gluten-free" bakery products, and this cake was so much better than store-bought or boxed versions - it was dense, moist and didn't crumble and fall apart like most of other products do. We had several other people at our wedding who are also gluten sensitive/intolerant, so Michael provided us with a separate gluten-free cake as well as a gluten-free top layer for my husband and I to take home and eat. The fillings and buttercream frosting were all gluten-free, and they tasted incredible!!

In terms of the rest of the layered cake, it was amazing! We heard great feedback from many of our guests on the taste, and it looked exactly how I had imagined it. Michael was open to all of our ideas, and he was very flexible with and accommodating to us when our guest count changed in the months leading up to our wedding. The delivery to the venue was on time, and he worked with our florist on-site to set up the flowers on each of the cake layers. I was 100% confident in him based on our interactions with him and the consistently great reviews here on WeddingWire, and that confidence was absolutely justified. I would highly recommend Michael for any other wedding or event, and I'm certainly keeping his number on hand for our next celebration!
We met with Michael at the recommendation of our photographer, and we were not disappointed! Our cake tasting was Read more...
We met with Michael at the recommendation of our photographer, and we were not disappointed! Our cake tasting was extremely professional and a lot of fun; Michael had us to his home, set the dining room table for us, had a slideshow of examples of his work, and had a thorough (and delicious) display of cakes and fillings for us to sample. I am gluten sensitive, and he provided me with a gluten-free chocolate cake to try. I've eat a lot of "gluten-free" bakery products, and this cake was so much better than store-bought or boxed versions - it was dense, moist and didn't crumble and fall apart like most of other products do. We had several other people at our wedding who are also gluten sensitive/intolerant, so Michael provided us with a separate gluten-free cake as well as a gluten-free top layer for my husband and I to take home and eat. The fillings and buttercream frosting were all gluten-free, and they tasted incredible!!

In terms of the rest of the layered cake, it was amazing! We heard great feedback from many of our guests on the taste, and it looked exactly how I had imagined it. Michael was open to all of our ideas, and he was very flexible with and accommodating to us when our guest count changed in the months leading up to our wedding. The delivery to the venue was on time, and he worked with our florist on-site to set up the flowers on each of the cake layers. I was 100% confident in him based on our interactions with him and the consistently great reviews here on WeddingWire, and that confidence was absolutely justified. I would highly recommend Michael for any other wedding or event, and I'm certainly keeping his number on hand for our next celebration! Read less
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Angie
Wedding:
5/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Michael is amazing to work with. Our wedding cake was exactly how we had imagined it to be! But it wasn't just pretty to look at.... His cakes are delicious! Just set up a cake tasting and you won't leave without signing a contract!
Michael is amazing to work with. Our wedding cake was exactly how we had imagined it to be! But it wasn't just pretty to Read more...
Michael is amazing to work with. Our wedding cake was exactly how we had imagined it to be! But it wasn't just pretty to look at.... His cakes are delicious! Just set up a cake tasting and you won't leave without signing a contract! Read less
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Denora
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
My wedding cake was included in the wedding package that I contracted with my vendor. Let me just say that I am a cake lover and when it comes to my cake I don't play games. So, I was a bit apprehensive about trusting some random bakery with cake for one of the biggest days of my life. However, me, my husband, and all of my guests couldn't have been more pleased with the cake that "Artistic Desserts" created for my wedding. The design was beautiful and the cake itself was rich and to die for. Let me also mention that the owner Michael is one of the sweetest folks you ever want to speak with over the phone. I can tell that he cares about his product, his clients, and his brand and I appreciated that.
My wedding cake was included in the wedding package that I contracted with my vendor. Let me just say that I am a cake Read more...
My wedding cake was included in the wedding package that I contracted with my vendor. Let me just say that I am a cake lover and when it comes to my cake I don't play games. So, I was a bit apprehensive about trusting some random bakery with cake for one of the biggest days of my life. However, me, my husband, and all of my guests couldn't have been more pleased with the cake that "Artistic Desserts" created for my wedding. The design was beautiful and the cake itself was rich and to die for. Let me also mention that the owner Michael is one of the sweetest folks you ever want to speak with over the phone. I can tell that he cares about his product, his clients, and his brand and I appreciated that. Read less
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Diana
Wedding:
11/24/2013
5.0/5.0
The cake from Artistic Desserts was included in the package from my venue (Simply Elegant/Grey Rock Mansion), but this cake was OUTSTANDING.

We were able to taste some of the flavors at our menu tasting at Grey Rock, and my husband and I chose the same flavor immediately - the Italian Cream Cake with Vanilla Custard and the Swiss Raspberry Marmalade.

We ultimately decided that, for the chocolate lovers, we'd also include a layer that was dark chocolate with chocolate mousse filling.

You never know what you're going to get when the cake comes with your venue, but the cake was delicious and we had a ton of compliments on the design and the flavor of the cake.

Michael was great to work with (mostly electronically - my preference), and the cake was one thing I never had to worry about.
The cake from Artistic Desserts was included in the package from my venue (Simply Elegant/Grey Rock Mansion), but this Read more...
The cake from Artistic Desserts was included in the package from my venue (Simply Elegant/Grey Rock Mansion), but this cake was OUTSTANDING.

We were able to taste some of the flavors at our menu tasting at Grey Rock, and my husband and I chose the same flavor immediately - the Italian Cream Cake with Vanilla Custard and the Swiss Raspberry Marmalade.

We ultimately decided that, for the chocolate lovers, we'd also include a layer that was dark chocolate with chocolate mousse filling.

You never know what you're going to get when the cake comes with your venue, but the cake was delicious and we had a ton of compliments on the design and the flavor of the cake.

Michael was great to work with (mostly electronically - my preference), and the cake was one thing I never had to worry about. Read less
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Nina
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband & I are so happy with the cake we received from Michael at Artistic Desserts! It was delicious, we got great feedback from our guests and seeing the cake come to life after the sketch we made together was truly wonderful!

We had 2 flavors, red velvet and the triple chocolate, both got rave reviews and the icing wasn't too much! It was perfect! Michael was a real pleasure to work with. We did a web meeting with him from the comfort of our own home, it was very convenient! Michael was punctual, professional and so easy to work with.

His cakes are delicious and a piece of art! I highly recommend working with Michael for your cake, wether it be wedding, grooms or for a special life event, his cakes are to die for! Our cake was to die for and the attention to detail was great!!

Michael - Thank you again for your hard work and great cake!!!
My husband & I are so happy with the cake we received from Michael at Artistic Desserts! It was delicious, we got great Read more...
My husband & I are so happy with the cake we received from Michael at Artistic Desserts! It was delicious, we got great feedback from our guests and seeing the cake come to life after the sketch we made together was truly wonderful!

We had 2 flavors, red velvet and the triple chocolate, both got rave reviews and the icing wasn't too much! It was perfect! Michael was a real pleasure to work with. We did a web meeting with him from the comfort of our own home, it was very convenient! Michael was punctual, professional and so easy to work with.

His cakes are delicious and a piece of art! I highly recommend working with Michael for your cake, wether it be wedding, grooms or for a special life event, his cakes are to die for! Our cake was to die for and the attention to detail was great!!

Michael - Thank you again for your hard work and great cake!!! Read less
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Mariya
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding cake made by Michael, the owner of the Artistic Desserts, and it was the most amazing cake my husband and I, my parents and in-laws have ever tasted! We decided to go with the lemon cake with vanilla-raspberry cream, and it tasted heavenly. In fact, we have barely made it to our one month anniversary to have our wedding cake top tier, and are planning to order a whole new cake for our one year anniversary.
Other then wonderful taste, our cake looked exactly the way I imagined it. Michael made it very easy to discuss the cake design with the on-line meeting. He looked at designs I preselected, made a couple of great recommendations and the result couldn't have been more perfect. He also has been extremely flexible and responsive throughout the whole process. I would recommend Artistic Desserts to anyone who is looking for a perfectly looking and tasting wedding cake!
We had our wedding cake made by Michael, the owner of the Artistic Desserts, and it was the most amazing cake my husband Read more...
We had our wedding cake made by Michael, the owner of the Artistic Desserts, and it was the most amazing cake my husband and I, my parents and in-laws have ever tasted! We decided to go with the lemon cake with vanilla-raspberry cream, and it tasted heavenly. In fact, we have barely made it to our one month anniversary to have our wedding cake top tier, and are planning to order a whole new cake for our one year anniversary.
Other then wonderful taste, our cake looked exactly the way I imagined it. Michael made it very easy to discuss the cake design with the on-line meeting. He looked at designs I preselected, made a couple of great recommendations and the result couldn't have been more perfect. He also has been extremely flexible and responsive throughout the whole process. I would recommend Artistic Desserts to anyone who is looking for a perfectly looking and tasting wedding cake! Read less
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Garnett
Wedding:
8/10/2013
4.4/5.0
The Cake couldn't have been more perfect. And the feedback was tremendous...our guests just raved about the taste of the cake. Both flavors (italian cream and chocolate) were big hits, and the icing, according to them, "was not too sweet and tasted heavenly," so it, too, was a big hit!

We also had a grooms cake done with Italian cream and custard which was wonderful. They only complaint we had from guest was we ran out of the Chocolate to fast!!!!

Wonderful cakes.
The Cake couldn't have been more perfect. And the feedback was tremendous...our guests just raved about the taste of the Read more...
The Cake couldn't have been more perfect. And the feedback was tremendous...our guests just raved about the taste of the cake. Both flavors (italian cream and chocolate) were big hits, and the icing, according to them, "was not too sweet and tasted heavenly," so it, too, was a big hit!

We also had a grooms cake done with Italian cream and custard which was wonderful. They only complaint we had from guest was we ran out of the Chocolate to fast!!!!

Wonderful cakes. Read less
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alison
Wedding:
8/4/2013
5.0/5.0
There are two important features of a cake - the look and the taste. Mike nailed both of them! He was great to work, the cake was beautiful with and tasted FANTASTIC! All of our guests raved about the cake. People were taking 3 pieces just for themselves so that they could taste each flavor. He took our personalities and designed the perfect cake for us!
There are two important features of a cake - the look and the taste. Mike nailed both of them! He was great to work, the Read more...
There are two important features of a cake - the look and the taste. Mike nailed both of them! He was great to work, the cake was beautiful with and tasted FANTASTIC! All of our guests raved about the cake. People were taking 3 pieces just for themselves so that they could taste each flavor. He took our personalities and designed the perfect cake for us! Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
The guests raved about the cake...and we agree. Michael was so easy to work with. We loved the fact that we could have different flavors on each layer. Michael had a great suggestion to make a three tier cake and then a separate sheet cake to supplement the one everyone would see. This saved us a good deal of money and accomplished the number of slices we needed. I am not a cake eater and I continue to devour the lemon raspberry extra cake that we brought home.
The guests raved about the cake...and we agree. Michael was so easy to work with. We loved the fact that we could have Read more...
The guests raved about the cake...and we agree. Michael was so easy to work with. We loved the fact that we could have different flavors on each layer. Michael had a great suggestion to make a three tier cake and then a separate sheet cake to supplement the one everyone would see. This saved us a good deal of money and accomplished the number of slices we needed. I am not a cake eater and I continue to devour the lemon raspberry extra cake that we brought home. Read less
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Ryan Kate
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Michael was great with everything. From the tasting in his house, to the cake the day of, he was great! His cakes are delicious and every flavor is awesome. We showed him our invitations and he made a design off the top of his head right there on spot. He answered every phone call we had and was happy to listen to everything I said. He has a true passion for what he does and it shows through!
Michael was great with everything. From the tasting in his house, to the cake the day of, he was great! His cakes are Read more...
Michael was great with everything. From the tasting in his house, to the cake the day of, he was great! His cakes are delicious and every flavor is awesome. We showed him our invitations and he made a design off the top of his head right there on spot. He answered every phone call we had and was happy to listen to everything I said. He has a true passion for what he does and it shows through! Read less
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Jocelyn
Wedding:
6/14/2013
5.0/5.0
My cake was prefect. They did an amazing job. I would definitely recommend them.
My cake was prefect. They did an amazing job. I would definitely recommend them.
My cake was prefect. They did an amazing job. I would definitely recommend them. Read less
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melanie
Wedding:
6/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Artistic Desserts did my wedding cake this past month, It was the best cake ever, the frosting was delicious, the cake was moist and yummy, all the guests raved about the cake and asked where did we get it. When we went to a tasting Michael ( the owner ) was so helpful, he understands how planning a wedding can be and catered to us. We walked us through choosing the design of the cake and even matched the color of the roses on the cake with the décor of our reception, with some swatches we provided.

On our wedding day Michael even came early to set up the cake and the cake topper and made sure everything was ok with the cake before leaving the venue.

All in all it was a great experience and 2 of my friends will be using Artistic Desserts for their weddings next summer :)
Artistic Desserts did my wedding cake this past month, It was the best cake ever, the frosting was delicious, the cake was Read more...
Artistic Desserts did my wedding cake this past month, It was the best cake ever, the frosting was delicious, the cake was moist and yummy, all the guests raved about the cake and asked where did we get it. When we went to a tasting Michael ( the owner ) was so helpful, he understands how planning a wedding can be and catered to us. We walked us through choosing the design of the cake and even matched the color of the roses on the cake with the décor of our reception, with some swatches we provided.

On our wedding day Michael even came early to set up the cake and the cake topper and made sure everything was ok with the cake before leaving the venue.

All in all it was a great experience and 2 of my friends will be using Artistic Desserts for their weddings next summer :) Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Michael from Artistic Desserts made us the most beautiful and delicious weekend cake! He really listened to us and designed something really special. He was so great to work, we had an idea of what we wanted but he took the time to brainstorm new and different ideas for us and let me tell you he really delivered. Not only was the cake beautifully decorated it was DELICIOUS. Heath bar is the way to go!! Our cake tasting was a lot of fun and we tried all sorts of amazing flavors but I had to go with Heath Bar and butter cream.
It was amazing!!! The whole experience working with Artistic Desserts was easy, on our budget and the cake was delicious and really matched our personality.

Michael - Thank you again!!!
Michael from Artistic Desserts made us the most beautiful and delicious weekend cake! He really listened to us and Read more...
Michael from Artistic Desserts made us the most beautiful and delicious weekend cake! He really listened to us and designed something really special. He was so great to work, we had an idea of what we wanted but he took the time to brainstorm new and different ideas for us and let me tell you he really delivered. Not only was the cake beautifully decorated it was DELICIOUS. Heath bar is the way to go!! Our cake tasting was a lot of fun and we tried all sorts of amazing flavors but I had to go with Heath Bar and butter cream.
It was amazing!!! The whole experience working with Artistic Desserts was easy, on our budget and the cake was delicious and really matched our personality.

Michael - Thank you again!!! Read less
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Jessi
Wedding:
4/27/2013
4.7/5.0
Michael from Artistic Desserts did our wedding cake for 4/27/13 and it was spectacular! We chose Reese's Peanut Butter and Red Velvet as our two main flavors and they were to die for. Our guests and family raved about it even after the wedding was over. My Mom has 20+ years as a professional cake decorator and I worked in a very successful bakery for 3 years myself so I feel safe in saying we know good cake - and Artistic Desserts is wonderful and high quality. Michael conducted our meeting via web call, which I wasn't sure about at first, but it actually worked really well. We were able to see a ton of designs and converse easily. I shipped him our cake topper without any issue and our florist provided fresh flowers as part of the topper, also without issue. I had some custom design notations and submitted an amateur drawing for him to replicate and he did so perfectly. At our cake tasting (which was coordinated with our venue, Grey Rock Mansion) we tried about 5-6 flavors are ALL of them were amazing, but the Reese's and Red Velvet really stuck out.
Michael from Artistic Desserts did our wedding cake for 4/27/13 and it was spectacular! We chose Reese's Peanut Butter and Read more...
Michael from Artistic Desserts did our wedding cake for 4/27/13 and it was spectacular! We chose Reese's Peanut Butter and Red Velvet as our two main flavors and they were to die for. Our guests and family raved about it even after the wedding was over. My Mom has 20+ years as a professional cake decorator and I worked in a very successful bakery for 3 years myself so I feel safe in saying we know good cake - and Artistic Desserts is wonderful and high quality. Michael conducted our meeting via web call, which I wasn't sure about at first, but it actually worked really well. We were able to see a ton of designs and converse easily. I shipped him our cake topper without any issue and our florist provided fresh flowers as part of the topper, also without issue. I had some custom design notations and submitted an amateur drawing for him to replicate and he did so perfectly. At our cake tasting (which was coordinated with our venue, Grey Rock Mansion) we tried about 5-6 flavors are ALL of them were amazing, but the Reese's and Red Velvet really stuck out. Read less
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Melanie
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
I first met Michael at a bridal show at my wedding venue. After tasting his Reese's peanut butter cup filling, I was sold and wouldn't stop talking about it for months. At our tasting, I was amazed by the rest of his fillings and cake flavors as well. Michael uses very high quality ingredients that are worth the price. We served almond cake with peanut butter cup filling and Italian creme cake with Swiss raspberry and vanilla custard filling. Both cakes were to die for. My sister said it was the best cake she had ever tasted and another friend told me that she dreams about our cake every night. The same is pretty much true for me and I can't wait to dive into our top tier!
I first met Michael at a bridal show at my wedding venue. After tasting his Reese's peanut butter cup filling, I was sold Read more...
I first met Michael at a bridal show at my wedding venue. After tasting his Reese's peanut butter cup filling, I was sold and wouldn't stop talking about it for months. At our tasting, I was amazed by the rest of his fillings and cake flavors as well. Michael uses very high quality ingredients that are worth the price. We served almond cake with peanut butter cup filling and Italian creme cake with Swiss raspberry and vanilla custard filling. Both cakes were to die for. My sister said it was the best cake she had ever tasted and another friend told me that she dreams about our cake every night. The same is pretty much true for me and I can't wait to dive into our top tier! Read less
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Jenn
Wedding:
4/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Absolutely gorgeous cake and incredibly tasty as well. It was a hit at our wedding!!!!
Absolutely gorgeous cake and incredibly tasty as well. It was a hit at our wedding!!!!
Absolutely gorgeous cake and incredibly tasty as well. It was a hit at our wedding!!!! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Artistic Desserts was wonderful! I was able to talk with Michael about my overall vision for my cake and he was so helpful because I didn't have many ideas at all. The tasting was tough because all of their cakes tasted delicious! We chose the Italian cream with swiss raspberry marmalade and we received SO MANY compliments not only on the taste but the look of it as well. The cake was beautiful and they were SO easy to work with!
Artistic Desserts was wonderful! I was able to talk with Michael about my overall vision for my cake and he was so helpful Read more...
Artistic Desserts was wonderful! I was able to talk with Michael about my overall vision for my cake and he was so helpful because I didn't have many ideas at all. The tasting was tough because all of their cakes tasted delicious! We chose the Italian cream with swiss raspberry marmalade and we received SO MANY compliments not only on the taste but the look of it as well. The cake was beautiful and they were SO easy to work with! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Our cake was amazing! We were a little skeptical about using fondant because most of the time it doesn't taste very good, but their fondant was so good you couldn't even tell the difference. We went to 4 cake tastings, and this one was just the best hands down with everything. So happy with our choice.
Our cake was amazing! We were a little skeptical about using fondant because most of the time it doesn't taste very good, Read more...
Our cake was amazing! We were a little skeptical about using fondant because most of the time it doesn't taste very good, but their fondant was so good you couldn't even tell the difference. We went to 4 cake tastings, and this one was just the best hands down with everything. So happy with our choice. Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
10/11/2012
4.7/5.0
My husband and I used Artistic Desserts for our wedding cake. We had a great experience working with Michael. He showed us some great designs and helped us create something that was truly our style. I really appreciated being able to do the web consult because my schedule can be hectic. Michael made the process convenient and easy. The cake was beautiful, simple and delicious! I would definitely use this vendor again.
My husband and I used Artistic Desserts for our wedding cake. We had a great experience working with Michael. He showed us Read more...
My husband and I used Artistic Desserts for our wedding cake. We had a great experience working with Michael. He showed us some great designs and helped us create something that was truly our style. I really appreciated being able to do the web consult because my schedule can be hectic. Michael made the process convenient and easy. The cake was beautiful, simple and delicious! I would definitely use this vendor again. Read less
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Jayna
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
I tasted many cakes and bridal shows, but none of them compared to the Artistic Desserts cakes! Mike was great to work with and created the most beautiful and best tasting wedding cake ever. I would highly recommend Artistic Desserts for any occassion of cakes. Even my guests raved over the cake and took home extras to freeze!
I tasted many cakes and bridal shows, but none of them compared to the Artistic Desserts cakes! Mike was great to work Read more...
I tasted many cakes and bridal shows, but none of them compared to the Artistic Desserts cakes! Mike was great to work with and created the most beautiful and best tasting wedding cake ever. I would highly recommend Artistic Desserts for any occassion of cakes. Even my guests raved over the cake and took home extras to freeze! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
9/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Artistic Desserts came to me through a preferred vendor list at my venue, Stone Manor. I am so glad that I found them, because they are simply amazing. From the cake testing to the big day, everything was conducted in a very professional and friendly manner. And the cake - it was beautiful! Exactly what I had been hoping for! Not to mention we had numerous comments on how delicious it was. Artistic Desserts is our vendor of choice for any wedding cake.
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Artistic Desserts came to me through a preferred vendor list at my venue, Stone Manor. I am so glad that I found them, because they are simply amazing. From the cake testing to the big day, everything was conducted in a very professional and friendly manner. And the cake - it was beautiful! Exactly what I had been hoping for! Not to mention we had numerous comments on how delicious it was. Artistic Desserts is our vendor of choice for any wedding cake. Read less
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Nhu
Wedding:
9/28/2012
4.8/5.0
I absolutely LOVED my wedding cake! It was so gorgeous and the taste was AMAZING. The best cake my husband, family, and friends have ever had! I also got the honor of putting a flavor back on his list too since he wasnt offering almond cake, but was more than willing to create mine! Now its a huge hit! You must get it - Almond cake, with raspberry filling and either butter cream or vanilla custard.

I wish he had a shop so that I could just order my wedding cake any time I wanted. Honestly, I crave it all the time and nothing compares! You cannot go wrong with Michael!!!
I absolutely LOVED my wedding cake! It was so gorgeous and the taste was AMAZING. The best cake my husband, family, and Read more...
I absolutely LOVED my wedding cake! It was so gorgeous and the taste was AMAZING. The best cake my husband, family, and friends have ever had! I also got the honor of putting a flavor back on his list too since he wasnt offering almond cake, but was more than willing to create mine! Now its a huge hit! You must get it - Almond cake, with raspberry filling and either butter cream or vanilla custard.

I wish he had a shop so that I could just order my wedding cake any time I wanted. Honestly, I crave it all the time and nothing compares! You cannot go wrong with Michael!!! Read less
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sarah
Wedding:
9/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Michael is hands down THE BEST and so are his cakes!!! My husband and I went to Artistic Desserts because they came so highly rated. We were not let down! Our wedding was at the Antrim 1844 which is close to Artistic Desserts in Westminster.

I went with my fiance to Michael's house for the tasting - we sat in his dining room and sampled several flavors of cake with tea. Michael took the time to talk to us about different flavors and the best filling choices for each different flavor. My husband - who says he doesn't like desserts - all but licked his plate! I knew instantly we had a winner!

We couldn't decide, instead we went with THREE different flavors! (I regret not having more tiers and more flavors!). Michael also helped us design the cake's exterior with cherry blossoms (and it was sooo beautiful).

The cake was perfect when it arrived and its scent filled the hall! He's amazing, and we can't recommend him enough!
Michael is hands down THE BEST and so are his cakes!!! My husband and I went to Artistic Desserts because they came so Read more...
Michael is hands down THE BEST and so are his cakes!!! My husband and I went to Artistic Desserts because they came so highly rated. We were not let down! Our wedding was at the Antrim 1844 which is close to Artistic Desserts in Westminster.

I went with my fiance to Michael's house for the tasting - we sat in his dining room and sampled several flavors of cake with tea. Michael took the time to talk to us about different flavors and the best filling choices for each different flavor. My husband - who says he doesn't like desserts - all but licked his plate! I knew instantly we had a winner!

We couldn't decide, instead we went with THREE different flavors! (I regret not having more tiers and more flavors!). Michael also helped us design the cake's exterior with cherry blossoms (and it was sooo beautiful).

The cake was perfect when it arrived and its scent filled the hall! He's amazing, and we can't recommend him enough! Read less
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Lorraine
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Vendor was extremely patient, kind, professional, and helpful. Mike took the time to clearly design our vision. The cake was delicious and extremely beautiful!
Vendor was extremely patient, kind, professional, and helpful. Mike took the time to clearly design our vision. The cake Read more...
Vendor was extremely patient, kind, professional, and helpful. Mike took the time to clearly design our vision. The cake was delicious and extremely beautiful! Read less
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Darcy
Wedding:
9/21/2012
5.0/5.0
It was wonderful to work with Michael at Artistic Desserts to make our wedding cake and our groomscake. Michael was professional, flexible, and easy to work with. He had lots of great ideas and we really appreciated his creativity. On top of that, the cakes looked awesome and tasted yummy! Thank you, Michael, for a wonderful experience.
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It was wonderful to work with Michael at Artistic Desserts to make our wedding cake and our groomscake. Michael was professional, flexible, and easy to work with. He had lots of great ideas and we really appreciated his creativity. On top of that, the cakes looked awesome and tasted yummy! Thank you, Michael, for a wonderful experience. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Artistic desserts did my wedding cake on September 16, 2012. I worked with Michael, and he was always very professional and quick to return my calls with any questions I had. We knew as soon as we tasted their cake that we wanted to use them. There cakes are the best I've ever tasted! The fillings are amazing and the cake is so moist and fresh tasting. We got a pretty basic 3 tier wedding cake with piping and some design on it in icing but it looked beautiful and classic. I loved my wedding cake!
Artistic desserts did my wedding cake on September 16, 2012. I worked with Michael, and he was always very professional Read more...
Artistic desserts did my wedding cake on September 16, 2012. I worked with Michael, and he was always very professional and quick to return my calls with any questions I had. We knew as soon as we tasted their cake that we wanted to use them. There cakes are the best I've ever tasted! The fillings are amazing and the cake is so moist and fresh tasting. We got a pretty basic 3 tier wedding cake with piping and some design on it in icing but it looked beautiful and classic. I loved my wedding cake! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
9/8/2012
4.9/5.0
Michael was clearly very busy during our planning process, but definitely took the time to speak with me and my husband via email and phone.

At the reception, we could tell why he was so busy. His cake looked amazing and tasted awesome! The cake looked exactly how I had envisioned it and was delicious. We chose chocolate cake with peanut butter filling. We received no less than ten compliments on the cake during the evening and more afterwards. There were people who had just recently married and wish they had Michael's cake at their wedding because they didn't like their own and loved ours!

We just finished the top tier and it was great, even two weeks later kept in the fridge. We will definitely be ordering a new first tier for our anniversary. In fact, it may become an anniversary tradition every year!
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Michael was clearly very busy during our planning process, but definitely took the time to speak with me and my husband via email and phone.

At the reception, we could tell why he was so busy. His cake looked amazing and tasted awesome! The cake looked exactly how I had envisioned it and was delicious. We chose chocolate cake with peanut butter filling. We received no less than ten compliments on the cake during the evening and more afterwards. There were people who had just recently married and wish they had Michael's cake at their wedding because they didn't like their own and loved ours!

We just finished the top tier and it was great, even two weeks later kept in the fridge. We will definitely be ordering a new first tier for our anniversary. In fact, it may become an anniversary tradition every year! Read less
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Stacy
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Michael created a wedding cake that was not only gorgeous, but was also delicious. I have tried cakes from many vendors in the Baltimore area and his tastes the best. Michael bakes his cakes and decorates them my much closer to the wedding day compared to some other bakeries, which results in his cakes tasting very fresh. Michael also perfectly captured the design that i had in mind for my cake. The cake looked even better in person than i had imagined.
Michael created a wedding cake that was not only gorgeous, but was also delicious. I have tried cakes from many vendors in Read more...
Michael created a wedding cake that was not only gorgeous, but was also delicious. I have tried cakes from many vendors in the Baltimore area and his tastes the best. Michael bakes his cakes and decorates them my much closer to the wedding day compared to some other bakeries, which results in his cakes tasting very fresh. Michael also perfectly captured the design that i had in mind for my cake. The cake looked even better in person than i had imagined. Read less
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Lynn
Wedding:
6/8/2012
4.7/5.0
Our cake was amazing! We knew once we went to the tasting that Michael's cakes were top notch and that he really took pride in his work. Not only was the cake beautiful, it was some of the best cake I've ever had. Michael did a great job in making my vision a reality. He's not cheapest, but I was extremely happy with the results.
Our cake was amazing! We knew once we went to the tasting that Michael's cakes were top notch and that he really took Read more...
Our cake was amazing! We knew once we went to the tasting that Michael's cakes were top notch and that he really took pride in his work. Not only was the cake beautiful, it was some of the best cake I've ever had. Michael did a great job in making my vision a reality. He's not cheapest, but I was extremely happy with the results. Read less
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shannon
Wedding:
6/3/2012
4.7/5.0
The cake was beautiful and every flavor tasted great as promised. Micheal the owner is the most professional and talented person making our selection process so easy. Thanks so much for a fantastic cake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The cake was beautiful and every flavor tasted great as promised. Micheal the owner is the most professional and talented Read more...
The cake was beautiful and every flavor tasted great as promised. Micheal the owner is the most professional and talented person making our selection process so easy. Thanks so much for a fantastic cake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
We worked with Michael from Artistic Desserts through Simply Elegant Catering at Grey Rock Mansion. We had been to a tasting at the mansion approx 1 year prior to our wedding date, but since we barely remembered the cakes, Michael was gracious enough to provide us another tasting. Our cake was gorgeous. We are eating pieces 3 weeks later and it still tastes AMAZING!
We worked with Michael from Artistic Desserts through Simply Elegant Catering at Grey Rock Mansion. We had been to a Read more...
We worked with Michael from Artistic Desserts through Simply Elegant Catering at Grey Rock Mansion. We had been to a tasting at the mansion approx 1 year prior to our wedding date, but since we barely remembered the cakes, Michael was gracious enough to provide us another tasting. Our cake was gorgeous. We are eating pieces 3 weeks later and it still tastes AMAZING! Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
I would definitely recommend Michael for all your cake needs. Initially, my husband and I were skeptical about getting a large cake, since it's expensive and generally does not taste very good. But once we met with Michael and tasted his cakes, we were sold. They were absolutely DELICIOUS! We ended up getting a three tiered cake with a chocolate cake + chocolate ganache layer, Italian cream cake layers, and red velvet + cream cheese frosting layer. Each tier was delicious per our guests and the chocolate layer with the ganache was my personal favorite. Moreover, the cake was beautiful. Michael really execute my vision to a tee! He rocks and I would recommend him to everyone!
I would definitely recommend Michael for all your cake needs. Initially, my husband and I were skeptical about getting a Read more...
I would definitely recommend Michael for all your cake needs. Initially, my husband and I were skeptical about getting a large cake, since it's expensive and generally does not taste very good. But once we met with Michael and tasted his cakes, we were sold. They were absolutely DELICIOUS! We ended up getting a three tiered cake with a chocolate cake + chocolate ganache layer, Italian cream cake layers, and red velvet + cream cheese frosting layer. Each tier was delicious per our guests and the chocolate layer with the ganache was my personal favorite. Moreover, the cake was beautiful. Michael really execute my vision to a tee! He rocks and I would recommend him to everyone! Read less
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Courtenay
Wedding:
12/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Michael's cake's are not only delicious but amazingly stunning to look at! I actually had the pleasure of meeting Michael two separate times before our meeting to choose flavors & a design. I met Michael the first time at Savage Mill bridal show and fell in LOVE with his Italian Cream cake with Swiss Raspberry Marmalade (yum!). Then my fiance, parents and I met him again at a catering tasting @ Grey Rock Mansion with Simply Elegant Catering. Little did I know that our caterer worked directly with Michael @ Artistic Desserts. Needless to say I was delighted that not only my fiance but my parents could now also taste his mouthwatering flavors that I had been raving about. Michael made us the most beautiful, delicious, amazing wedding cake that I could have ever imagined! The cake was on display next to us the whole night and I couldn't stop myself from staring at it in amazement... it was exactly what we discussed when we met with him and we were so impressed that he made it come to life. I HIGHLY recommend Artistic Desserts for your wedding cake! I myself can't wait for an excuse to get an amazing cake from Michael again!!
Michael's cake's are not only delicious but amazingly stunning to look at! I actually had the pleasure of meeting Michael Read more...
Michael's cake's are not only delicious but amazingly stunning to look at! I actually had the pleasure of meeting Michael two separate times before our meeting to choose flavors & a design. I met Michael the first time at Savage Mill bridal show and fell in LOVE with his Italian Cream cake with Swiss Raspberry Marmalade (yum!). Then my fiance, parents and I met him again at a catering tasting @ Grey Rock Mansion with Simply Elegant Catering. Little did I know that our caterer worked directly with Michael @ Artistic Desserts. Needless to say I was delighted that not only my fiance but my parents could now also taste his mouthwatering flavors that I had been raving about. Michael made us the most beautiful, delicious, amazing wedding cake that I could have ever imagined! The cake was on display next to us the whole night and I couldn't stop myself from staring at it in amazement... it was exactly what we discussed when we met with him and we were so impressed that he made it come to life. I HIGHLY recommend Artistic Desserts for your wedding cake! I myself can't wait for an excuse to get an amazing cake from Michael again!! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
11/26/2011
5.0/5.0
It was such a pleasure to work with Michael from Artistic Desserts! He was very thorough and attentive. The cake tasting at his home was professional and delicious! My mom and I had tasted his cakes amoung many others at a bridal show and his cakes were by far THE BEST! We decided against fondant (although he let us taste his and it was not bad) and had a 4 tier square cake that was both gorgeous and delicious!! Michael is top notch and goes above and beyond for his clients! I would recommend Artistic Desserts to anyone! Thanks Michael!!

~Amy and Harrison
It was such a pleasure to work with Michael from Artistic Desserts! He was very thorough and attentive. The cake tasting Read more...
It was such a pleasure to work with Michael from Artistic Desserts! He was very thorough and attentive. The cake tasting at his home was professional and delicious! My mom and I had tasted his cakes amoung many others at a bridal show and his cakes were by far THE BEST! We decided against fondant (although he let us taste his and it was not bad) and had a 4 tier square cake that was both gorgeous and delicious!! Michael is top notch and goes above and beyond for his clients! I would recommend Artistic Desserts to anyone! Thanks Michael!!

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Sarah
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Michael created my dream wedding cake! I met him at a bridal show at The Great Room in Savage, MD (where I ended up having my reception) and the moment I tasted his chocolate cake, I knew he was the one. He also had this beautiful cake on display that I ended up designing my cake after. I loved everything about the cake and working with him to design it. The thing that sets him apart from other cake companies is that it is a family run business and I love that wholesome feeling. Also in a year on my anniversary, he will send us our anniversary cake (of the chocolate of course) so we dont have to eat one that was frozen for a year.
Michael also helped me create the perfect grooms cake (and at an afforadable price!). It was carrot cake designed with a Jets logo with pictures of our dog on the outside. I will come back and post pictures when we get the professional ones back from our photographer!!!

Thank you Michael and I highly recommend you (Artistic Desserts) to any brides looking for the cake of their dreams!!
Michael created my dream wedding cake! I met him at a bridal show at The Great Room in Savage, MD (where I ended up having Read more...
Michael created my dream wedding cake! I met him at a bridal show at The Great Room in Savage, MD (where I ended up having my reception) and the moment I tasted his chocolate cake, I knew he was the one. He also had this beautiful cake on display that I ended up designing my cake after. I loved everything about the cake and working with him to design it. The thing that sets him apart from other cake companies is that it is a family run business and I love that wholesome feeling. Also in a year on my anniversary, he will send us our anniversary cake (of the chocolate of course) so we dont have to eat one that was frozen for a year.
Michael also helped me create the perfect grooms cake (and at an afforadable price!). It was carrot cake designed with a Jets logo with pictures of our dog on the outside. I will come back and post pictures when we get the professional ones back from our photographer!!!

Thank you Michael and I highly recommend you (Artistic Desserts) to any brides looking for the cake of their dreams!! Read less
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Mary Ellen
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Michael was very easy to work with.The cake was beautiful and very tasty too. Done was left.
Michael was very easy to work with.The cake was beautiful and very tasty too. Done was left.
Michael was very easy to work with.The cake was beautiful and very tasty too. Done was left. Read less
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Stacey
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Chef Michael knows what he is doing!! When we went out to Westminster to try his cake selections, both myself and my HUSBAND fell in love...and both of our plates were clean! He was very flexible to work with; I wanted to incorporate Funfetti cake into some layers of our wedding cake since its my favorite and even though it is not a flavor he normally does, he experimented and made it work out wonderfully! We ended up doing that mixed with layers of Red Velvet Cake and overall got rave reviews. Thank you Chef Michael! We loved everything about the cake!!
Chef Michael knows what he is doing!! When we went out to Westminster to try his cake selections, both myself and my Read more...
Chef Michael knows what he is doing!! When we went out to Westminster to try his cake selections, both myself and my HUSBAND fell in love...and both of our plates were clean! He was very flexible to work with; I wanted to incorporate Funfetti cake into some layers of our wedding cake since its my favorite and even though it is not a flavor he normally does, he experimented and made it work out wonderfully! We ended up doing that mixed with layers of Red Velvet Cake and overall got rave reviews. Thank you Chef Michael! We loved everything about the cake!! Read less
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liesh12
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
So delicious! Was a great experience. He has some amazing cakes and is willing to create anything you want. He will also take any idea you have, or dont realize you have, and make it a reality.
So delicious! Was a great experience. He has some amazing cakes and is willing to create anything you want. He will also Read more...
So delicious! Was a great experience. He has some amazing cakes and is willing to create anything you want. He will also take any idea you have, or dont realize you have, and make it a reality. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Our cake was beautiful and delicious! We had our tasting at his home and the coffee and all the cake flavors were excellent, but the best is the Italian Cream! We had some left over so we continued to eat it for a couple of days and it seems to just get better. There was no way we were smashing this cake in each other's faces, that would have been a waste of deliciousness!
Our cake was beautiful and delicious! We had our tasting at his home and the coffee and all the cake flavors were Read more...
Our cake was beautiful and delicious! We had our tasting at his home and the coffee and all the cake flavors were excellent, but the best is the Italian Cream! We had some left over so we continued to eat it for a couple of days and it seems to just get better. There was no way we were smashing this cake in each other's faces, that would have been a waste of deliciousness! Read less
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Sharon
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Mike's cakes are delicious and absolutely beautiful. He was INCREDIBLY responsive, and was just an overall pleasure to work with. The cake was so delicious that I even had guests asking if they could take cake with them to go.
Mike's cakes are delicious and absolutely beautiful. He was INCREDIBLY responsive, and was just an overall pleasure to Read more...
Mike's cakes are delicious and absolutely beautiful. He was INCREDIBLY responsive, and was just an overall pleasure to work with. The cake was so delicious that I even had guests asking if they could take cake with them to go. Read less
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Sea
Wedding:
9/26/2011
5.0/5.0
Artistic Desserts was a pleasure to work with and made a delicious cake that our guests raved about (and one later told us, had dreams about). I worked for a pastry chef (who made wedding cakes) and in professional kitchens (on their dessert station) so I would say that I am about the pickiest person I know when it came to our wedding cake. My husband has a gluten allergy and so we went with Michael’s fabulous chocolate gluten free cake. Most of our guests (including the one who dreamed about it) could eat gluten but they ate our cake like there was no tomorrow because it was a delicious moist chocolate cake with fabulous ganache filling and the butter cream frosting was just right – not at all greasy. It was also beautifully decorated (the icing matched the color samples perfectly) and very affordable. Michael has a lovely style and does not pressure you to buy more cake then you need, or do crazy things to make your cake expensive. Before we signed on with him, he provided us with a lovely free tasting and trial of all the toppings. He also delivered ours himself and coordinated with our florist to get the flowers on top of the cake and around the cake just right. That made one fewer thing we had to deal with. All in all, he was fabulous to work with and the cake couldn’t have been more perfect.
Artistic Desserts was a pleasure to work with and made a delicious cake that our guests raved about (and one later told Read more...
Artistic Desserts was a pleasure to work with and made a delicious cake that our guests raved about (and one later told us, had dreams about). I worked for a pastry chef (who made wedding cakes) and in professional kitchens (on their dessert station) so I would say that I am about the pickiest person I know when it came to our wedding cake. My husband has a gluten allergy and so we went with Michael’s fabulous chocolate gluten free cake. Most of our guests (including the one who dreamed about it) could eat gluten but they ate our cake like there was no tomorrow because it was a delicious moist chocolate cake with fabulous ganache filling and the butter cream frosting was just right – not at all greasy. It was also beautifully decorated (the icing matched the color samples perfectly) and very affordable. Michael has a lovely style and does not pressure you to buy more cake then you need, or do crazy things to make your cake expensive. Before we signed on with him, he provided us with a lovely free tasting and trial of all the toppings. He also delivered ours himself and coordinated with our florist to get the flowers on top of the cake and around the cake just right. That made one fewer thing we had to deal with. All in all, he was fabulous to work with and the cake couldn’t have been more perfect. Read less
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Ali
Wedding:
9/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Michael from Artistic Desserts was a pleasure to work with! We gave him a photo of a cake we wanted and he made it look beautiful, with pinwheels coming down the cake, and a beautiful logo just exactly what we wanted! It tasted delicious as well, all of our guests loved it! I would recommend him to any bride!
Michael from Artistic Desserts was a pleasure to work with! We gave him a photo of a cake we wanted and he made it look Read more...
Michael from Artistic Desserts was a pleasure to work with! We gave him a photo of a cake we wanted and he made it look beautiful, with pinwheels coming down the cake, and a beautiful logo just exactly what we wanted! It tasted delicious as well, all of our guests loved it! I would recommend him to any bride! Read less
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Gabrielle
Wedding:
9/11/2011
5.0/5.0
We loved our cake so much! Michael was fantastic. So nice and so responsive to what we wanted done on our cake. We had a lot of glitches happen on our wedding day with other vendors, but our wedding cake was PERFECT! All the guests were raving on how great the cake tasted too. We loved it so much we want to order another one for our anniversary that’s coming up!
We loved our cake so much! Michael was fantastic. So nice and so responsive to what we wanted done on our cake. We had a Read more...
We loved our cake so much! Michael was fantastic. So nice and so responsive to what we wanted done on our cake. We had a lot of glitches happen on our wedding day with other vendors, but our wedding cake was PERFECT! All the guests were raving on how great the cake tasted too. We loved it so much we want to order another one for our anniversary that’s coming up! Read less
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Crystal
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
My cake was absolutely beautiful!! It was so hard to choose the flavors of the cake because all of them tasted very good. They even made a small personal cake for my flower girl, for a reasonable price, being that it was her 3rd birthday the day of my wedding!! I had many compliments from my guests on how good the cake was!!
My cake was absolutely beautiful!! It was so hard to choose the flavors of the cake because all of them tasted very good. Read more...
My cake was absolutely beautiful!! It was so hard to choose the flavors of the cake because all of them tasted very good. They even made a small personal cake for my flower girl, for a reasonable price, being that it was her 3rd birthday the day of my wedding!! I had many compliments from my guests on how good the cake was!! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
9/10/2011
4.9/5.0
Our cake was beautiful, delicious, and a huge hit! Everyone loved it and asked where we got it from.
Our cake was beautiful, delicious, and a huge hit! Everyone loved it and asked where we got it from.
Our cake was beautiful, delicious, and a huge hit! Everyone loved it and asked where we got it from. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Michael is wonderful. He has so many flavors, and they were all delicious. It was hard to choose! We did half of the cake 1 flavor, and the other half another completely different flavor. One was chocolate with peanut butter cup frosting on the inside, and the other half was lemon with swiss raspberry marmalade. Both were delicious! He also made us a Vegan groom's cake which was amazing.
Michael is wonderful. He has so many flavors, and they were all delicious. It was hard to choose! We did half of the cake Read more...
Michael is wonderful. He has so many flavors, and they were all delicious. It was hard to choose! We did half of the cake 1 flavor, and the other half another completely different flavor. One was chocolate with peanut butter cup frosting on the inside, and the other half was lemon with swiss raspberry marmalade. Both were delicious! He also made us a Vegan groom's cake which was amazing. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
9/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Mike did an exceptional job on both our wedding and groom cake. I appreciated his web-based planning meeting, which was convienient for my hectic schedule considering I had no wedding planner, and was working two-jobs. Nonetheless, every detail was captured and my guests still gushing over how beautiful my cake was. Also, I may be the first bride in history to have NO CAKE LEFTOVER due to extreme deliciousness LOL
Mike did an exceptional job on both our wedding and groom cake. I appreciated his web-based planning meeting, which was Read more...
Mike did an exceptional job on both our wedding and groom cake. I appreciated his web-based planning meeting, which was convienient for my hectic schedule considering I had no wedding planner, and was working two-jobs. Nonetheless, every detail was captured and my guests still gushing over how beautiful my cake was. Also, I may be the first bride in history to have NO CAKE LEFTOVER due to extreme deliciousness LOL Read less
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Irina
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Our experience with Michael, the chef/owner of Artistic Desserts was outstanding. He responded promptly to our questions/concerns. At our initial meeting Michael provided a complimentary cake tasting with a variety of flavors and tea. He showed us pictures of his previous work and offered various suggestions. I had brought a picture of what I wanted my cake to look like; it was four tiers, with fondant, and accented with red ribbon. I was a little hesitant about the ribbon, thinking it wouldn't turn out as nice as in the picture, but when I saw the cake the day of the wedding I was blown away, it turned out more beautiful than the cake in the picture. We went with a four tier cake, each layer a different flavor and absolutely delicious! Michael also worked with my florist on the wedding day to pick the perfect placement of red roses on the cake. Michael, was also flexible with us with the pricing. Overall, I would highly recommend Artistic Desserts to all the brides out there!!
Our experience with Michael, the chef/owner of Artistic Desserts was outstanding. He responded promptly to our Read more...
Our experience with Michael, the chef/owner of Artistic Desserts was outstanding. He responded promptly to our questions/concerns. At our initial meeting Michael provided a complimentary cake tasting with a variety of flavors and tea. He showed us pictures of his previous work and offered various suggestions. I had brought a picture of what I wanted my cake to look like; it was four tiers, with fondant, and accented with red ribbon. I was a little hesitant about the ribbon, thinking it wouldn't turn out as nice as in the picture, but when I saw the cake the day of the wedding I was blown away, it turned out more beautiful than the cake in the picture. We went with a four tier cake, each layer a different flavor and absolutely delicious! Michael also worked with my florist on the wedding day to pick the perfect placement of red roses on the cake. Michael, was also flexible with us with the pricing. Overall, I would highly recommend Artistic Desserts to all the brides out there!! Read less
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allison
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Michael was wonderful. He hand-sketched our cake design the very day we met with him. He had our cake tasting in his beautiful home on fine china with soft music in the background and slide show of different cake ideas playing. His cake was not only beautiful but totally delicious! The flavor combos were so good!!! Definitely the best of the best!
Michael was wonderful. He hand-sketched our cake design the very day we met with him. He had our cake tasting in his Read more...
Michael was wonderful. He hand-sketched our cake design the very day we met with him. He had our cake tasting in his beautiful home on fine china with soft music in the background and slide show of different cake ideas playing. His cake was not only beautiful but totally delicious! The flavor combos were so good!!! Definitely the best of the best! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/3/2011
5.0/5.0
The cake looked beautiful and tasted even better. I would highly recommend the chocolate peanut butter filling. It was delicious and a hit with everyone. Michael was wonderful to work with and did a fantastic job on the cake.
The cake looked beautiful and tasted even better. I would highly recommend the chocolate peanut butter filling. It was Read more...
The cake looked beautiful and tasted even better. I would highly recommend the chocolate peanut butter filling. It was delicious and a hit with everyone. Michael was wonderful to work with and did a fantastic job on the cake. Read less
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irin997
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Michael from Artistics Desserts was so easy to work with, although we were a pretty easy couple. He gave us exactly what we wanted with our cake and the little bit I tasted was absolutely delicious. He was a true professional and he definitely delivered the best for our day.
Michael from Artistics Desserts was so easy to work with, although we were a pretty easy couple. He gave us exactly what Read more...
Michael from Artistics Desserts was so easy to work with, although we were a pretty easy couple. He gave us exactly what we wanted with our cake and the little bit I tasted was absolutely delicious. He was a true professional and he definitely delivered the best for our day. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
We met with Michael Markwitz at his home to go over our wedding cake selections. We were served full-sized slices of his incredibly delicious moist cakes in his dining room, on Lenox china with a freshly brewed pot of coffee. HUGE slices of delicious cake - so you can taste each one several times as you're narrowing down what you want.

He combines whatever filling you want with whatever kind of cake you want, so again - big slices of fresh delicious cake really help when you're mixing stuff up to make an educated decision.

He helped us select the number of tiers we wanted and even suggested keeping the cake shorter and offered to make a couple of cakes on the side to save money. Not sheet cakes, the same awesome round cakes with fabulous fillings. He gave us tons of detail on how to cut and serve the cake and drew me a little diagram as well (there is an art to cutting a huge wedding cake without butchering it and I'm grateful he took the time to explain. We has friends helping with the catering and needed the tutorial!)

We have three tiers and he doesn't charge any extra if we wanted to do all three tiers with different cake flavors and fillings! Neat!

The Cakes:

Red Velvet with cream cheese frosting - the cake and icing were dense and delicious without the cloying sugary sweetness or unsweetened butter greasiness of a lot of other bakeries' cakes and icings. His icing was PERFECT.

There was an italian cream cake with a layer of Swiss imported seedless raspberry marmalade and a second layer of custard creamy goodness.

Dense and delicious lemon cake with raspberry cream - we went with this one, and switched out one of the raspberry cream filling layers with raspberry marmalade. (Ah the joys of custom choices from a small business that values you!!) Again, not too sweet, not TOO dense - just right.

The chocolate - holy goodness. There was some kind of incredible ganache filling in there that was to die for. We ended up getting 2 extra side cakes it was THAT good.

He made another cake with crushed peanut butter cups in the filling - this was my fiance's fave and it was delicious as well. Believe it or not, I am not a huge fan of cake overall, but you can't NOT love this guy's cakes. They are fabulous and they are beautifully decorated.

He spent well over an hour with us at 7:00pm on a weeknight to accommodate our work schedules. He scrolled through tons of pictures of cakes he had decorated so we could see some examples and he made some great recommendations. He let us try samples of fondant even though the cake we were selecting was iced with buttercream, just because he wanted to share it. It was light and soft and tasted almost like marshmallow. It tasted so much better than any fondant I have had before - he makes his own and it is delicious.

When I went off on a tangent after seeing a super-fancy cake he made for another wedding, he brought me back to my original vision for a simple, homemade-looking, classic wedding cake, even though the other option that caught my fancy would have cost a significant amount of money and truly would have been an impulse-buy. The man is a professional.

I love independent businesses. What a drastic difference between a tasting in the home of someone who loves what they do and an impersonal tasting at a busy bakery that hardly cares and expects a healthy deposit in advance before they do you the huge favor of serving you silver-dollar sized stale morsels of cake. Artistic Desserts was a totally different experience - for such a special day, you deserve the personal treatment Michael gives you. He was an absolute joy to work with. He came early, set up the dessert table on the stands that I selected and it looked so beautiful I almost cried! It was exactly what I asked for.

I highly, highly recommend Michael and his wonderful cakes. We live far away and drove an hour to get to our tasting and it was so worth it. He is very friendly, very knowledgeable and very interested in making sure you get exactly what you want for a fair price. It was a great experience and a fabulous reminder of why I love shopping small businesses most of all. He really is an artist and I got exactly what I wanted on my wedding day!
We met with Michael Markwitz at his home to go over our wedding cake selections. We were served full-sized slices of his Read more...
We met with Michael Markwitz at his home to go over our wedding cake selections. We were served full-sized slices of his incredibly delicious moist cakes in his dining room, on Lenox china with a freshly brewed pot of coffee. HUGE slices of delicious cake - so you can taste each one several times as you're narrowing down what you want.

He combines whatever filling you want with whatever kind of cake you want, so again - big slices of fresh delicious cake really help when you're mixing stuff up to make an educated decision.

He helped us select the number of tiers we wanted and even suggested keeping the cake shorter and offered to make a couple of cakes on the side to save money. Not sheet cakes, the same awesome round cakes with fabulous fillings. He gave us tons of detail on how to cut and serve the cake and drew me a little diagram as well (there is an art to cutting a huge wedding cake without butchering it and I'm grateful he took the time to explain. We has friends helping with the catering and needed the tutorial!)

We have three tiers and he doesn't charge any extra if we wanted to do all three tiers with different cake flavors and fillings! Neat!

The Cakes:

Red Velvet with cream cheese frosting - the cake and icing were dense and delicious without the cloying sugary sweetness or unsweetened butter greasiness of a lot of other bakeries' cakes and icings. His icing was PERFECT.

There was an italian cream cake with a layer of Swiss imported seedless raspberry marmalade and a second layer of custard creamy goodness.

Dense and delicious lemon cake with raspberry cream - we went with this one, and switched out one of the raspberry cream filling layers with raspberry marmalade. (Ah the joys of custom choices from a small business that values you!!) Again, not too sweet, not TOO dense - just right.

The chocolate - holy goodness. There was some kind of incredible ganache filling in there that was to die for. We ended up getting 2 extra side cakes it was THAT good.

He made another cake with crushed peanut butter cups in the filling - this was my fiance's fave and it was delicious as well. Believe it or not, I am not a huge fan of cake overall, but you can't NOT love this guy's cakes. They are fabulous and they are beautifully decorated.

He spent well over an hour with us at 7:00pm on a weeknight to accommodate our work schedules. He scrolled through tons of pictures of cakes he had decorated so we could see some examples and he made some great recommendations. He let us try samples of fondant even though the cake we were selecting was iced with buttercream, just because he wanted to share it. It was light and soft and tasted almost like marshmallow. It tasted so much better than any fondant I have had before - he makes his own and it is delicious.

When I went off on a tangent after seeing a super-fancy cake he made for another wedding, he brought me back to my original vision for a simple, homemade-looking, classic wedding cake, even though the other option that caught my fancy would have cost a significant amount of money and truly would have been an impulse-buy. The man is a professional.

I love independent businesses. What a drastic difference between a tasting in the home of someone who loves what they do and an impersonal tasting at a busy bakery that hardly cares and expects a healthy deposit in advance before they do you the huge favor of serving you silver-dollar sized stale morsels of cake. Artistic Desserts was a totally different experience - for such a special day, you deserve the personal treatment Michael gives you. He was an absolute joy to work with. He came early, set up the dessert table on the stands that I selected and it looked so beautiful I almost cried! It was exactly what I asked for.

I highly, highly recommend Michael and his wonderful cakes. We live far away and drove an hour to get to our tasting and it was so worth it. He is very friendly, very knowledgeable and very interested in making sure you get exactly what you want for a fair price. It was a great experience and a fabulous reminder of why I love shopping small businesses most of all. He really is an artist and I got exactly what I wanted on my wedding day! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
3/26/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough great things about Artistic Desserts and Mike! Mike was so flexible with us and made the whole process smooth and easy. He knew the exact look we were going for. The cake itself was AMAZING and exceeded our expectations. All of our wedding guests raved about the look and flavors and were even asking for pieces "to go". We chose fondant icing (even though I am not a fan) and that even tasted wonderful! You will not be disappointed with Mike and Artistic Desserts!!
I cannot say enough great things about Artistic Desserts and Mike! Mike was so flexible with us and made the whole process Read more...
I cannot say enough great things about Artistic Desserts and Mike! Mike was so flexible with us and made the whole process smooth and easy. He knew the exact look we were going for. The cake itself was AMAZING and exceeded our expectations. All of our wedding guests raved about the look and flavors and were even asking for pieces "to go". We chose fondant icing (even though I am not a fan) and that even tasted wonderful! You will not be disappointed with Mike and Artistic Desserts!! Read less
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Elisapping
Wedding:
10/30/2010
5.0/5.0
The cake was absolutely fabulous! Artistic Desserts also does a nice job with mini dessert assortments which are all delicious! People raved about the cake and desserts. I even have relatives from Kentucky who wanted to know if they could order cakes and have them shipped to them. You will not be disappointed! Very professional, listens to exactly what you want, extremely creative, excellect all around! Highly recommended!!!!!
The cake was absolutely fabulous! Artistic Desserts also does a nice job with mini dessert assortments which are all Read more...
The cake was absolutely fabulous! Artistic Desserts also does a nice job with mini dessert assortments which are all delicious! People raved about the cake and desserts. I even have relatives from Kentucky who wanted to know if they could order cakes and have them shipped to them. You will not be disappointed! Very professional, listens to exactly what you want, extremely creative, excellect all around! Highly recommended!!!!! Read less
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Jessie
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
I absolutely loved my wedding cake! We went with the four-tier round, with ivory, buttercream frosting and fall leaves falling down the side. The flavors were Italian Cream and Red Velvet. This was positively the most amazing dessert I have ever tasted! Michael was a breeze to work with, so helpful and very, VERY good at his craft. I highly recommend Artistic Deserts for anybody who want a beautiful, delicious cake!
I absolutely loved my wedding cake! We went with the four-tier round, with ivory, buttercream frosting and fall leaves Read more...
I absolutely loved my wedding cake! We went with the four-tier round, with ivory, buttercream frosting and fall leaves falling down the side. The flavors were Italian Cream and Red Velvet. This was positively the most amazing dessert I have ever tasted! Michael was a breeze to work with, so helpful and very, VERY good at his craft. I highly recommend Artistic Deserts for anybody who want a beautiful, delicious cake! Read less
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HSmy
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
An absolutely fabulous cake!! We were so happy with how it looked, but even more at how good it tasted!! We had the italian cream cake with raspberry filling and vanilla custard for 2 layers and italian cream cake with chocolate filling and peanut butter cup filling for the other two. So good!! Michael was a pleasure to work with as well.
An absolutely fabulous cake!! We were so happy with how it looked, but even more at how good it tasted!! We had the Read more...
An absolutely fabulous cake!! We were so happy with how it looked, but even more at how good it tasted!! We had the italian cream cake with raspberry filling and vanilla custard for 2 layers and italian cream cake with chocolate filling and peanut butter cup filling for the other two. So good!! Michael was a pleasure to work with as well. Read less
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Purrcilla
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
The wedding cake was out of a fairy tale! It was everything and more than anticipated and tasted out of this world. We had four flavors and each was better than the other. One could never go wrong when ordering from Artistic Desserts.
The wedding cake was out of a fairy tale! It was everything and more than anticipated and tasted out of this world. We had Read more...
The wedding cake was out of a fairy tale! It was everything and more than anticipated and tasted out of this world. We had four flavors and each was better than the other. One could never go wrong when ordering from Artistic Desserts. Read less
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Jody
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Michael was awesome to work with. The tasting at his house in Westminster was great. He served us on his china and offered us tea and coffee. He gave us lots of different options to choose from as far as flavors and decorations. He also suggested that we have one of our flavors on a sheet cake that guests never see to save money, which we did.

I've been to a lot of weddings where cake slices are left abandoned on the table, there is lots of cake leftover, etc. Our wedding was NOT like that at all. Everyone was talking about the cake and there was hardly any left! We had Italian Creme Cake w/Chocolate Ganache & Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Red Velvet w/Bourbon Cream Cheese Frosting, and Italian Creme Cake with Vanilla Pudding & Swiss Raspberry. All were amazing, but if I had to choose my favorite it would be the peanut butter cake! The cake looked and tasted wonderful!
Michael was awesome to work with. The tasting at his house in Westminster was great. He served us on his china and offered Read more...
Michael was awesome to work with. The tasting at his house in Westminster was great. He served us on his china and offered us tea and coffee. He gave us lots of different options to choose from as far as flavors and decorations. He also suggested that we have one of our flavors on a sheet cake that guests never see to save money, which we did.

I've been to a lot of weddings where cake slices are left abandoned on the table, there is lots of cake leftover, etc. Our wedding was NOT like that at all. Everyone was talking about the cake and there was hardly any left! We had Italian Creme Cake w/Chocolate Ganache & Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Red Velvet w/Bourbon Cream Cheese Frosting, and Italian Creme Cake with Vanilla Pudding & Swiss Raspberry. All were amazing, but if I had to choose my favorite it would be the peanut butter cake! The cake looked and tasted wonderful! Read less
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jwhitehurst
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
From start to finish, we LOVED working with Artistic Desserts! Our tasting was so fun and Michael gives huge portions of his delicious cake to taste! Michael has a lot of ideas and really personalizes your cake to make it exactly what you envision. He created our dream wedding cake; it was gorgeous and absolutely the most delicious red velvet cake I've ever had in my life! Guests are still raving about it! We can't wait to eat the top tier of our cake and will definitely use Artistic Desserts again! Thank you!!
From start to finish, we LOVED working with Artistic Desserts! Our tasting was so fun and Michael gives huge portions of Read more...
From start to finish, we LOVED working with Artistic Desserts! Our tasting was so fun and Michael gives huge portions of his delicious cake to taste! Michael has a lot of ideas and really personalizes your cake to make it exactly what you envision. He created our dream wedding cake; it was gorgeous and absolutely the most delicious red velvet cake I've ever had in my life! Guests are still raving about it! We can't wait to eat the top tier of our cake and will definitely use Artistic Desserts again! Thank you!! Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
9/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Michael, chef and owner of Artistic Desserts, is absolutely fantastic and so are his cakes!!! Let me start from the beginning...I'm a dessert person, and figuring out the wedding cake was one of the first things I did after I got engaged. I thought we would be tasting cakes all over Maryland before we decided on what we wanted, but our first and last cake tasting happened at Artistic Desserts. We went there first because our wedding was at Antrim 1844 in Taneytown, MD, which is close to Artistic Desserts in Westminster. The people at Antrim told us that we would likely be able to get free delivery because of the proximity (which we did!) and the smaller the distance the cake has to travel, the better...however, our (my) priority was going to be the taste! I went with my fiance and my parents to Michael's house for the tasting - we sat in his dining room and sampled several flavors of cake with coffee and tea on Michael's beautiful china. Michael then showed us a slide show of the many, many cakes he has designed over the years - he assured us he could match any wedding color sample we sent him (which he did!) and that he could work within our budget. For example, Michael suggested that we have a smaller displayed wedding cake and have him create less expensive side sheet cakes - none of the guests know which cake their piece comes from! After trying the samples, we could not decide which flavors we wanted because they were all so amazing, and we wanted to try a couple flavors that we were not able to try at the tasting. Michael dropped off additional samples of cake to my parents' house, and we ultimately decided to go with 4 different flavors and serve each of our guests a "sampler" plate just like we had at the tasting at Michael's house! To make this type of cake serving easier, we decided to use "separators" between the tiers - Michael was full of wonderful suggestions on how to do this, and ultimately worked with my florist to have flowers in between each of the tiers. Michael also worked with me to create a surprise "groom's cake", which depicted his favorite sports team logo - our wedding guests (and my fiance, now husband, of course!) were soooo impressed! The top tier of our wedding cake was complimentary, and Michael made a wonderful suggestion to enjoy it with our families when we go through the wedding pictures in a couple months (the cake tastes amazing even after being frozen!). I know this review has been long, but me, my family and friends were just so thrilled with the cake and with Michael's service and I want every bride to know just how fabulous Artistic Desserts is!!
Michael, chef and owner of Artistic Desserts, is absolutely fantastic and so are his cakes!!! Let me start from the Read more...
Michael, chef and owner of Artistic Desserts, is absolutely fantastic and so are his cakes!!! Let me start from the beginning...I'm a dessert person, and figuring out the wedding cake was one of the first things I did after I got engaged. I thought we would be tasting cakes all over Maryland before we decided on what we wanted, but our first and last cake tasting happened at Artistic Desserts. We went there first because our wedding was at Antrim 1844 in Taneytown, MD, which is close to Artistic Desserts in Westminster. The people at Antrim told us that we would likely be able to get free delivery because of the proximity (which we did!) and the smaller the distance the cake has to travel, the better...however, our (my) priority was going to be the taste! I went with my fiance and my parents to Michael's house for the tasting - we sat in his dining room and sampled several flavors of cake with coffee and tea on Michael's beautiful china. Michael then showed us a slide show of the many, many cakes he has designed over the years - he assured us he could match any wedding color sample we sent him (which he did!) and that he could work within our budget. For example, Michael suggested that we have a smaller displayed wedding cake and have him create less expensive side sheet cakes - none of the guests know which cake their piece comes from! After trying the samples, we could not decide which flavors we wanted because they were all so amazing, and we wanted to try a couple flavors that we were not able to try at the tasting. Michael dropped off additional samples of cake to my parents' house, and we ultimately decided to go with 4 different flavors and serve each of our guests a "sampler" plate just like we had at the tasting at Michael's house! To make this type of cake serving easier, we decided to use "separators" between the tiers - Michael was full of wonderful suggestions on how to do this, and ultimately worked with my florist to have flowers in between each of the tiers. Michael also worked with me to create a surprise "groom's cake", which depicted his favorite sports team logo - our wedding guests (and my fiance, now husband, of course!) were soooo impressed! The top tier of our wedding cake was complimentary, and Michael made a wonderful suggestion to enjoy it with our families when we go through the wedding pictures in a couple months (the cake tastes amazing even after being frozen!). I know this review has been long, but me, my family and friends were just so thrilled with the cake and with Michael's service and I want every bride to know just how fabulous Artistic Desserts is!! Read less
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MS1216
Wedding:
8/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Michael did a great job with the cake. I gave him a picture of what I wanted, and got exactly that. Not to mention that my husband, who does not even like sweets, loved the cake. We froze sections of it and have been eating it just about every weekend and it still tastes great!
Michael did a great job with the cake. I gave him a picture of what I wanted, and got exactly that. Not to mention that my Read more...
Michael did a great job with the cake. I gave him a picture of what I wanted, and got exactly that. Not to mention that my husband, who does not even like sweets, loved the cake. We froze sections of it and have been eating it just about every weekend and it still tastes great! Read less
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Littlee012
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
We loved our cake. Michael was so easy to work with. He has done events for us in the past and he never lets you down. I couldnt wait to see our cake and it brought tears to my eyes when I saw it. I had people coming up to me at the wedding stating that this was no ordinary wedding cake...this cake had taste!!!
We loved our cake. Michael was so easy to work with. He has done events for us in the past and he never lets you down. I Read more...
We loved our cake. Michael was so easy to work with. He has done events for us in the past and he never lets you down. I couldnt wait to see our cake and it brought tears to my eyes when I saw it. I had people coming up to me at the wedding stating that this was no ordinary wedding cake...this cake had taste!!! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Michael, your cake was nothing short of superb! One of the best tasting cakes I've ever had! It was gorgeous and even better than I expected. You were a joy to work with and I will recommend you to all of my baltimore/dc friends and family. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Michael, your cake was nothing short of superb! One of the best tasting cakes I've ever had! It was gorgeous and even Read more...
Michael, your cake was nothing short of superb! One of the best tasting cakes I've ever had! It was gorgeous and even better than I expected. You were a joy to work with and I will recommend you to all of my baltimore/dc friends and family. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Read less
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Melinda
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
I waited a little over a year after my wedding to write this review in the hope that I would be able to tell how good my top tier was.

Boy was it delish. Michael at Artistic Desserts bent over backwards for the two indecisive scientists that wanted 4 different flavors and needed another option for guests at our wedding that had allergies to not only gluten but also dairy.

He was a treasure. When you go for your tasting, you can taste all kinds of flavors and tastes, and it's like going to a tea party! He took care of us too that when we forgot our topper, he helped us out! Then, if it was even possible to help us out even more he wrapped and wrapped and wrapped stuff up and when we opened our cake a year later...

It held up so well. He's worth every single penny, and he's willing to compromise.
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I waited a little over a year after my wedding to write this review in the hope that I would be able to tell how good my top tier was.

Boy was it delish. Michael at Artistic Desserts bent over backwards for the two indecisive scientists that wanted 4 different flavors and needed another option for guests at our wedding that had allergies to not only gluten but also dairy.

He was a treasure. When you go for your tasting, you can taste all kinds of flavors and tastes, and it's like going to a tea party! He took care of us too that when we forgot our topper, he helped us out! Then, if it was even possible to help us out even more he wrapped and wrapped and wrapped stuff up and when we opened our cake a year later...

It held up so well. He's worth every single penny, and he's willing to compromise. Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
6/26/2010
4.9/5.0
Artistic desserts did a great job with our wedding cake. It was delicious too! Micheal was a breeze to work with and truely creates wonderful cakes that taste as good as they look.
Artistic desserts did a great job with our wedding cake. It was delicious too! Micheal was a breeze to work with and Read more...
Artistic desserts did a great job with our wedding cake. It was delicious too! Micheal was a breeze to work with and truely creates wonderful cakes that taste as good as they look. Read less
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Charles & Tyiesha
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
I was referred to Artistic Deserts by my wedding planner, Deb Zavoyna of Flaire Event Planning. After sampling different cakes at a bridal show I went home & couldn't stop telling my husband how amazing the cake was that I sampled. My husband & I then met with the owner, Michael Markwitz a week later & after sampling his cakes my husband was completely sold as was I. We sat with Michael for hours designing our "Perfect" Wedding Cake. The definition & detail that was put into our cake was outstanding!!! We still have people calling us asking if we have any frozen cake left.

I have never had any type of cake that even comes close to the two we had at our wedding.

I will recommend Artistic Deserts to EVERYONE I know as well as people I come in to contact with on a day to day basis.
I was referred to Artistic Deserts by my wedding planner, Deb Zavoyna of Flaire Event Planning. After sampling different Read more...
I was referred to Artistic Deserts by my wedding planner, Deb Zavoyna of Flaire Event Planning. After sampling different cakes at a bridal show I went home & couldn't stop telling my husband how amazing the cake was that I sampled. My husband & I then met with the owner, Michael Markwitz a week later & after sampling his cakes my husband was completely sold as was I. We sat with Michael for hours designing our "Perfect" Wedding Cake. The definition & detail that was put into our cake was outstanding!!! We still have people calling us asking if we have any frozen cake left.

I have never had any type of cake that even comes close to the two we had at our wedding.

I will recommend Artistic Deserts to EVERYONE I know as well as people I come in to contact with on a day to day basis. Read less
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lmbeam06192011
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
To all the future brides out there....there is no better place to get to get a bridal shower cake, rehearsal dinner cake, or a wedding cake. Our family has used Mr. Markowitz for many weddings and other events before my wedding and as soon as I was engaged, I knew where I was going to get my cake from. With so many colors and styles to choose from, he made us the perfect wedding cake. He was responsive to all my calls and even followed up right before my wedding to make sure everything was perfect. (and for all the nervous brides it was a relief) There really no better place to buy a cake than this!!!
To all the future brides out there....there is no better place to get to get a bridal shower cake, rehearsal dinner cake, Read more...
To all the future brides out there....there is no better place to get to get a bridal shower cake, rehearsal dinner cake, or a wedding cake. Our family has used Mr. Markowitz for many weddings and other events before my wedding and as soon as I was engaged, I knew where I was going to get my cake from. With so many colors and styles to choose from, he made us the perfect wedding cake. He was responsive to all my calls and even followed up right before my wedding to make sure everything was perfect. (and for all the nervous brides it was a relief) There really no better place to buy a cake than this!!! Read less
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Alayne
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Artistic Designs baked our wedding cake last weekend. It was fabulous!!! The cake was exactly what we wanted and extremely tasty. We loved it and received a ton of compliments. Easy to work with, punctual, and wonderful cake. We are so thankful that we went with Artistic Desserts!
Artistic Designs baked our wedding cake last weekend. It was fabulous!!! The cake was exactly what we wanted and extremely Read more...
Artistic Designs baked our wedding cake last weekend. It was fabulous!!! The cake was exactly what we wanted and extremely tasty. We loved it and received a ton of compliments. Easy to work with, punctual, and wonderful cake. We are so thankful that we went with Artistic Desserts! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband found Michael through his own research but it was fortuitous that he also worked out of our venue - the Grey Rock Mansion. Happily, we were able to taste his cake during our tasting. As someone who seriously considered getting a simple sheet cake to cut costs, I am glad we went with Michael because his cakes were not only reasonably priced (plus we did not have to deal with a delivery fee), but it was the highlight of our wedding. We had three tiers (four if you include the topper) where each tier was a different flavor. Everyone thought it was very cool to be able to choose from carrot cake, red velvet or Italian creme cake. Many people told me they sampled all three at the ceremony. I had some people remark that it was the best carrot cake they ever had and while I did not get to eat my slice until we arrived at our honeymoon destination, I kicked myself for not saving more of the red velvet for myself. Lastly, in the webinar and phone conversations I had with Michael, he was relaxed and genuinely interested in how I was doing. It was that perfect balance of professionalism and small talk. Highly, highly, highly recommended!
My husband found Michael through his own research but it was fortuitous that he also worked out of our venue - the Grey Read more...
My husband found Michael through his own research but it was fortuitous that he also worked out of our venue - the Grey Rock Mansion. Happily, we were able to taste his cake during our tasting. As someone who seriously considered getting a simple sheet cake to cut costs, I am glad we went with Michael because his cakes were not only reasonably priced (plus we did not have to deal with a delivery fee), but it was the highlight of our wedding. We had three tiers (four if you include the topper) where each tier was a different flavor. Everyone thought it was very cool to be able to choose from carrot cake, red velvet or Italian creme cake. Many people told me they sampled all three at the ceremony. I had some people remark that it was the best carrot cake they ever had and while I did not get to eat my slice until we arrived at our honeymoon destination, I kicked myself for not saving more of the red velvet for myself. Lastly, in the webinar and phone conversations I had with Michael, he was relaxed and genuinely interested in how I was doing. It was that perfect balance of professionalism and small talk. Highly, highly, highly recommended! Read less
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emilyes
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
We were very pleased with our cake - it was delicious and beautiful! Highly recommend!
We were very pleased with our cake - it was delicious and beautiful! Highly recommend!
We were very pleased with our cake - it was delicious and beautiful! Highly recommend! Read less
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Julie and Bryan
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
When I first met Michael I knew right away that he was very proud of his work and had a passion to create and please his customers. He is an extremely creative and artistic individual who will do his best to create a work of art that resembles each couples individual tastes and personalities.
We were looking for a simple yet elegant cake that would taste as good as it looked and Michael was able to provide that for us. We had a very tight budget and he bent over backward to help us stay financially sound. I could describe Michael's fantastic professionalism and customer service all day but to sum it up in a few words... He provided us excellent service, flexibility, and a delicious cake.
When I first met Michael I knew right away that he was very proud of his work and had a passion to create and please his Read more...
When I first met Michael I knew right away that he was very proud of his work and had a passion to create and please his customers. He is an extremely creative and artistic individual who will do his best to create a work of art that resembles each couples individual tastes and personalities.
We were looking for a simple yet elegant cake that would taste as good as it looked and Michael was able to provide that for us. We had a very tight budget and he bent over backward to help us stay financially sound. I could describe Michael's fantastic professionalism and customer service all day but to sum it up in a few words... He provided us excellent service, flexibility, and a delicious cake. Read less
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AC1223
Wedding:
5/22/2010
4.8/5.0
Michael is terrific. He suggested that we match our cake flowers to the bridesmaid's dress color (which he did with a swatch) and it looked just gorgeous. The cake was delicious, and very well received. He also did a birthday cake for us at our rehearsal dinner, which was also a big hit. We didn't have anything negative to say about any of his 5 cake flavors that we tasted. We initially chose to use him because he was already contracted through our reception venue, but I will now be keeping him in mind for events in the future.
Michael is terrific. He suggested that we match our cake flowers to the bridesmaid's dress color (which he did with a Read more...
Michael is terrific. He suggested that we match our cake flowers to the bridesmaid's dress color (which he did with a swatch) and it looked just gorgeous. The cake was delicious, and very well received. He also did a birthday cake for us at our rehearsal dinner, which was also a big hit. We didn't have anything negative to say about any of his 5 cake flavors that we tasted. We initially chose to use him because he was already contracted through our reception venue, but I will now be keeping him in mind for events in the future. Read less
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ccyeager
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was amazing! Michael was a pleasure to work with and his creation was stunning! The little bit of cake I had was great and all the guests told us how much they enjoyed it! I can't wait for May 22, 2011 so I can eat the rest!!
Our wedding cake was amazing! Michael was a pleasure to work with and his creation was stunning! The little bit of cake I Read more...
Our wedding cake was amazing! Michael was a pleasure to work with and his creation was stunning! The little bit of cake I had was great and all the guests told us how much they enjoyed it! I can't wait for May 22, 2011 so I can eat the rest!! Read less
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Chersi
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Mike is great to work with ! He is very easy going, figures out what you want, what you like, and how to get it done! Our cake had over 8 flavors because we couldn't decide which one we liked more. IT WAS ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!!! Very middle of the road in terms of price, but above average quality of taste and communication.
Definitely recommend Artistic Desserts!

Renata
Mike is great to work with ! He is very easy going, figures out what you want, what you like, and how to get it done! Our Read more...
Mike is great to work with ! He is very easy going, figures out what you want, what you like, and how to get it done! Our cake had over 8 flavors because we couldn't decide which one we liked more. IT WAS ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!!! Very middle of the road in terms of price, but above average quality of taste and communication.
Definitely recommend Artistic Desserts!

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Kelly
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Michael did a wonderful job on our wedding cake!! It looked beautiful and it tased amazing!! We had the vanilla cake with the reeses peanut butter filling and butter cream icing. IT WAS A HIT!!! I would recommend him for any big event! The best thing was you were able to to do everything over the internet. Thanks so much!!
Michael did a wonderful job on our wedding cake!! It looked beautiful and it tased amazing!! We had the vanilla cake with Read more...
Michael did a wonderful job on our wedding cake!! It looked beautiful and it tased amazing!! We had the vanilla cake with the reeses peanut butter filling and butter cream icing. IT WAS A HIT!!! I would recommend him for any big event! The best thing was you were able to to do everything over the internet. Thanks so much!! Read less
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Tracey
Wedding:
4/30/2010
5.0/5.0
No one can bake a cake like Michael!! The cake wasn't just drop-dead gorgeous, but it was also delicious. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect cake. There wasn't any cake left over at the end of the night. It was eaten and taken home, guest were asking for more. I can't wait to order our 1 year anniversary cake, we might even do it for every anniversary, it was that good. My hat goes off to you, Artistic Desserts. Michael is funny, friendly, creative and a miracle worker. Ladies if you want art you can eat and a one of a kind cake call Michael.
No one can bake a cake like Michael!! The cake wasn't just drop-dead gorgeous, but it was also delicious. I couldn't have Read more...
No one can bake a cake like Michael!! The cake wasn't just drop-dead gorgeous, but it was also delicious. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect cake. There wasn't any cake left over at the end of the night. It was eaten and taken home, guest were asking for more. I can't wait to order our 1 year anniversary cake, we might even do it for every anniversary, it was that good. My hat goes off to you, Artistic Desserts. Michael is funny, friendly, creative and a miracle worker. Ladies if you want art you can eat and a one of a kind cake call Michael. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
4/24/2010
5.0/5.0
You will not regret going with Michael. The cake is beyond amazing. It is not like normal wedding cake. The flavors are amazing and cake is moist. Many of my friends are getting married and after tasting his cake know where they are going. The tasting was wonderful but the real wedding cake ended up being just as good. I would highly recommend Artistic Desserts to anyone!
You will not regret going with Michael. The cake is beyond amazing. It is not like normal wedding cake. The flavors are Read more...
You will not regret going with Michael. The cake is beyond amazing. It is not like normal wedding cake. The flavors are amazing and cake is moist. Many of my friends are getting married and after tasting his cake know where they are going. The tasting was wonderful but the real wedding cake ended up being just as good. I would highly recommend Artistic Desserts to anyone! Read less
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Stacy
Wedding:
4/24/2010
5.0/5.0
I must begin by saying that every vendor that we used who offered a list of recommended vendors listed "Artistic Desserts" at the top of the list for cakes. Our DJ recommended them. Our venue recommended them. When we were in a showroom looking at linens, the rep asked us who was doing our cake, and when we said Artistic Desserts, someone from around the corner yelled out - "Michael Markwitz is amazing! You'll be so pleased!!"

And so, with that type of build up, anything less than perfection would have been a letdown.

And Michael did NOT disappoint! I don't even know where to begin!! We just loved Michael. Before we even get to the superb cakes, I have to say that we were first impressed by Michael as a person. He is a throwback to a time when businesses really believed in putting customers first because they cared, and because it was the right thing to do...not like now, when so many businesses just paying lip-service to that ideal, but really put their own bottom line first.

The cakes were simply amazing.

The flavors were excellent (Italian cream with chocolate mousse filling, lemon with raspberry/creme filling, red velvet with bourbon cream cheese filling, chocolate with coconut filling and a delicious cake with a yummy chocolate/candy filling!). The texture was very moist, yet fluffy and his buttercreme icing was delish ;-)

Our favorite part of the process was sitting with Michael, and watching him actually sketch our cake as we were telling him what we wanted...it really was like watching an artist at work.

Even though Michael sent extra cake to the reception, by the time we left, we were fortunate to have our take home layers...because the cake was all gone! LOL...our guests loved it (and still compliment us on it) as much as we did.

I would recommend Michael Markwitz's Artistic Desserts to anyone who is looking for a wedding cake that is not only beautiful, but that tastes every bit as amazing as it looks!
I must begin by saying that every vendor that we used who offered a list of recommended vendors listed "Artistic Desserts" Read more...
I must begin by saying that every vendor that we used who offered a list of recommended vendors listed "Artistic Desserts" at the top of the list for cakes. Our DJ recommended them. Our venue recommended them. When we were in a showroom looking at linens, the rep asked us who was doing our cake, and when we said Artistic Desserts, someone from around the corner yelled out - "Michael Markwitz is amazing! You'll be so pleased!!"

And so, with that type of build up, anything less than perfection would have been a letdown.

And Michael did NOT disappoint! I don't even know where to begin!! We just loved Michael. Before we even get to the superb cakes, I have to say that we were first impressed by Michael as a person. He is a throwback to a time when businesses really believed in putting customers first because they cared, and because it was the right thing to do...not like now, when so many businesses just paying lip-service to that ideal, but really put their own bottom line first.

The cakes were simply amazing.

The flavors were excellent (Italian cream with chocolate mousse filling, lemon with raspberry/creme filling, red velvet with bourbon cream cheese filling, chocolate with coconut filling and a delicious cake with a yummy chocolate/candy filling!). The texture was very moist, yet fluffy and his buttercreme icing was delish ;-)

Our favorite part of the process was sitting with Michael, and watching him actually sketch our cake as we were telling him what we wanted...it really was like watching an artist at work.

Even though Michael sent extra cake to the reception, by the time we left, we were fortunate to have our take home layers...because the cake was all gone! LOL...our guests loved it (and still compliment us on it) as much as we did.

I would recommend Michael Markwitz's Artistic Desserts to anyone who is looking for a wedding cake that is not only beautiful, but that tastes every bit as amazing as it looks! Read less
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Mrs_Rines7
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
One of the only things I truly enjoyed in planning my wedding was going to cake tastings. So I went to a bunch of them. With out a doubt Michael was the best. The impressive presentation of just tasting the cakes from Artistic Desserts was far better than any other. Generally you try wedding cake in a small room, with a bunch of other couples, and with plastic forks and paper plates. Not Michael, he makes you feel like royalty, Dinning room, fine china and silver wear. You get his full attention and understanding of how he makes these amazing cakes.

On the day of my wedding the cake was exactly how I wanted it to look, beautiful and delicate. We picked the rieces peanut butter cups with chocolate ganache, my husbands favorite, and raspberry with a light ganache filling. When it was time to eat the cake at the wedding, my husband and I served it too each other nicely and took a bite. Well let me tell you we did not stop there, we stayed up there until we finished that piece, no one was taking it away from us! - It was soooooo delicious that we had another piece at the table too. Also the fondant was the best I ever tasted. It is like a marshmallow flavor and you can actually eat it too, unlike other places who use it just for looks.

The rieces peanut butter cups with chocolate ganache was a huge hit at the wedding, something unexpected and wonderful.

We would highly recommend using Artist Desserts for you wedding, or any special occasion! They are the best!
One of the only things I truly enjoyed in planning my wedding was going to cake tastings. So I went to a bunch of them. Read more...
One of the only things I truly enjoyed in planning my wedding was going to cake tastings. So I went to a bunch of them. With out a doubt Michael was the best. The impressive presentation of just tasting the cakes from Artistic Desserts was far better than any other. Generally you try wedding cake in a small room, with a bunch of other couples, and with plastic forks and paper plates. Not Michael, he makes you feel like royalty, Dinning room, fine china and silver wear. You get his full attention and understanding of how he makes these amazing cakes.

On the day of my wedding the cake was exactly how I wanted it to look, beautiful and delicate. We picked the rieces peanut butter cups with chocolate ganache, my husbands favorite, and raspberry with a light ganache filling. When it was time to eat the cake at the wedding, my husband and I served it too each other nicely and took a bite. Well let me tell you we did not stop there, we stayed up there until we finished that piece, no one was taking it away from us! - It was soooooo delicious that we had another piece at the table too. Also the fondant was the best I ever tasted. It is like a marshmallow flavor and you can actually eat it too, unlike other places who use it just for looks.

The rieces peanut butter cups with chocolate ganache was a huge hit at the wedding, something unexpected and wonderful.

We would highly recommend using Artist Desserts for you wedding, or any special occasion! They are the best! Read less
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Labyrinth89
Wedding:
3/27/2010
5.0/5.0
We decided to try our luck with an old tradition and saved the top layer of our delicious wedding cake. After a year in the freezer we thawed our top layer! To our amazement we were happy to see it was very well preserved and delicious as ever!!! Not soggy or frost-bitten! The credit must go to our storage job, but most importantly to the quality of the cake! DELICIOUS!!!

Michael was a pleasure from beginning to end. The cake was delicious and beautiful!! We had some leftover and can't wait to enjoy it on our own... my husband is very protective over the cake (he doesn't want to share). I truly recommend Artistic Desserts you will not regret it!!
We decided to try our luck with an old tradition and saved the top layer of our delicious wedding cake. After a year in Read more...
We decided to try our luck with an old tradition and saved the top layer of our delicious wedding cake. After a year in the freezer we thawed our top layer! To our amazement we were happy to see it was very well preserved and delicious as ever!!! Not soggy or frost-bitten! The credit must go to our storage job, but most importantly to the quality of the cake! DELICIOUS!!!

Michael was a pleasure from beginning to end. The cake was delicious and beautiful!! We had some leftover and can't wait to enjoy it on our own... my husband is very protective over the cake (he doesn't want to share). I truly recommend Artistic Desserts you will not regret it!! Read less
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sw84
Wedding:
2/27/2010
4.8/5.0
Michael is amazing! I was a little skeptical when I read on the reviews that he does tastings at his home, but I was overwhelmed with the cakes that I tasted and he was very professional. His were the last cakes that we tried and we decided to go with him the moment we left his house. The vision that we had for our cake was carried out perfectly, and everyone commented how great the cake was and how unique and wonderful it looked. He was very quick to respond to any questions and we will definitely use him again in the future. For all you peanut butter lovers.... his cake with peanut butter filling is AMAZING!!!
Michael is amazing! I was a little skeptical when I read on the reviews that he does tastings at his home, but I was Read more...
Michael is amazing! I was a little skeptical when I read on the reviews that he does tastings at his home, but I was overwhelmed with the cakes that I tasted and he was very professional. His were the last cakes that we tried and we decided to go with him the moment we left his house. The vision that we had for our cake was carried out perfectly, and everyone commented how great the cake was and how unique and wonderful it looked. He was very quick to respond to any questions and we will definitely use him again in the future. For all you peanut butter lovers.... his cake with peanut butter filling is AMAZING!!! Read less
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Hollie
Wedding:
10/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake from Artistic Desserts was absolutely incredible. Not only was it beautiful, it was DELICIOUS!!! Several our guests commented that they had never had such good wedding cake and came back for seconds! Even my mother in law, who typically does not like cake, RAVED over our wedding cake. Michael is a also simply a pleasure to work with. He is patient and really listens to what you want your wedding cake to look like. We made a few revisions to our original idea, and each time, Michael was more than accommodating to help us with our changes. I highly recommend Artistic Desserts!
Our wedding cake from Artistic Desserts was absolutely incredible. Not only was it beautiful, it was DELICIOUS!!! Several Read more...
Our wedding cake from Artistic Desserts was absolutely incredible. Not only was it beautiful, it was DELICIOUS!!! Several our guests commented that they had never had such good wedding cake and came back for seconds! Even my mother in law, who typically does not like cake, RAVED over our wedding cake. Michael is a also simply a pleasure to work with. He is patient and really listens to what you want your wedding cake to look like. We made a few revisions to our original idea, and each time, Michael was more than accommodating to help us with our changes. I highly recommend Artistic Desserts! Read less
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Honey718
Wedding:
10/24/2009
5.0/5.0
The guests just raved! Many said it was the most delicious wedding cake they had ever tasted! (Since many wedding cakes look pretty but lack moist cake inside!) We were so pleased we decided to get our cake from Michael! He was great to work with and has so many flavor options. You won't be disappointed!
The guests just raved! Many said it was the most delicious wedding cake they had ever tasted! (Since many wedding cakes Read more...
The guests just raved! Many said it was the most delicious wedding cake they had ever tasted! (Since many wedding cakes look pretty but lack moist cake inside!) We were so pleased we decided to get our cake from Michael! He was great to work with and has so many flavor options. You won't be disappointed! Read less
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mrsmon
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Michael was very easy to work with. He was responsive, and listened to our concerns, and questions.
Our main concern was that our wedding cake not only look good but taste good....

The cake itself, not only looked fabulous on our wedding day, but it tasted as delicious as we expected. Very very happy with our choice!
Michael was very easy to work with. He was responsive, and listened to our concerns, and questions.
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Michael was very easy to work with. He was responsive, and listened to our concerns, and questions.
Our main concern was that our wedding cake not only look good but taste good....

The cake itself, not only looked fabulous on our wedding day, but it tasted as delicious as we expected. Very very happy with our choice! Read less
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Mr_MrsWeasal09
Wedding:
9/26/2009
5.0/5.0
We used Artistic Desserts for our wedding cake on 9/26/09. I can not say enough great things about Artistic Desserts.

We first met Michael at many of the bridal shows my mom and I had gone to while planning the wedding. All of his staff at the shows were extremely friendly and very willing to help answer any questions you had. We later met with Michael with my parents and my fiance for a tasting and to discuss what our cake would look like. Michael had the most popular flavors there to taste along with fondant. Michael was very open to our suggestions and never once pushed a pre-designed cake. With each of the ideas we had he showed us pictures of those ideas he had done on previous cakes or variations on those ideas. He even drew out what our cake was to look like. He also was able to tell us exactly what the sizes of our cake layers were going to be. Michael also gave some great suggestions on how to treat the base of the cake sitting on the table so it didn't look so plain.

We wanted some acorns, leaves, and pumpkins on the cake. While we were discussing what the cake was going to look like, Michael just took the fondant he had there and made some acorns and pumpkins to help us visualize what they would look like and their size.

Again, Michael was fantastic to work with and I can not say enough good things. He really made you feel like the only customer he had because he gave so much attention to you. Everyone complimented on how beautiful the cake looked and how great it tasted. We hardly had any cake left over.

We froze our top layer of our wedding cake for our first anniversary. My mom followed the direction Michael gave her to freeze it. I had called him before our anniversary and got directions how to thaw it out. The cake tasted just as good as it did the day of our wedding.

My parents also ordered us a single layer cake for our first anniversary. A year later, Michael re-created a cake similar to our wedding cake which looked just as great.
We used Artistic Desserts for our wedding cake on 9/26/09. I can not say enough great things about Artistic Desserts. Read more...
We used Artistic Desserts for our wedding cake on 9/26/09. I can not say enough great things about Artistic Desserts.

We first met Michael at many of the bridal shows my mom and I had gone to while planning the wedding. All of his staff at the shows were extremely friendly and very willing to help answer any questions you had. We later met with Michael with my parents and my fiance for a tasting and to discuss what our cake would look like. Michael had the most popular flavors there to taste along with fondant. Michael was very open to our suggestions and never once pushed a pre-designed cake. With each of the ideas we had he showed us pictures of those ideas he had done on previous cakes or variations on those ideas. He even drew out what our cake was to look like. He also was able to tell us exactly what the sizes of our cake layers were going to be. Michael also gave some great suggestions on how to treat the base of the cake sitting on the table so it didn't look so plain.

We wanted some acorns, leaves, and pumpkins on the cake. While we were discussing what the cake was going to look like, Michael just took the fondant he had there and made some acorns and pumpkins to help us visualize what they would look like and their size.

Again, Michael was fantastic to work with and I can not say enough good things. He really made you feel like the only customer he had because he gave so much attention to you. Everyone complimented on how beautiful the cake looked and how great it tasted. We hardly had any cake left over.

We froze our top layer of our wedding cake for our first anniversary. My mom followed the direction Michael gave her to freeze it. I had called him before our anniversary and got directions how to thaw it out. The cake tasted just as good as it did the day of our wedding.

My parents also ordered us a single layer cake for our first anniversary. A year later, Michael re-created a cake similar to our wedding cake which looked just as great. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
Where do I begin... (Also, please keep in mind we went to about six different cake tastings and were displeased with all of them.) First lets start with the amazing cake tasting at Mike's house. Mike is the owner and is truly a fabulous, artistic, creative man! The cake was truly truly the best cake I have ever ever tasted. Mike sets up a tasting in his home in his dining room served on China with coffee and tea of course. He welcomes you right into his home, right there shows you the kind of person he is. This was sooooo worth the drive alone!!! We could have purchased a cake through our caterer however I wanted our Wedding cake to be remembered. I didn't really want anything flashy or too detailed but I just wanted it to taste amazing. I am a huge cake fan and when I taste a cake worth eating I immediately know... I have been to soooo many weddings where the cake was just awful and I did not want that for our Wedding. If it wasn't for my fiance having gotten called into work an hour before we left for our tasting, I would have booked and paid for our cake in full that day! But I wanted him to be a part of him, and Mike was kind enough to let us take the extra cake home for him to sample that evening. So he tasted it and we immediately booked him. Mike was responsive to all of my emails, phone calls, and numerous questions without any hassle at all. He was always willing to help me any way possible. We also tossed around the option of renting a chocolate fountain, etc. however we heard horror stories about it at our venue (Swan Harbor Farm). So my fiance suggested that I call Mike to talk about pastry trays for our reception tables. We ordered them and were sooo busy with all of the other last minute details that I told him to just mix them up, we trusted him and knew they would be excellent. Also, this was very close to the wedding and again Mike was more than accomodating as well as extremely patient with me taking a few days to return his phone calls. The cake not only tasted fabulous as it did the day of our tasting but it was perfect, exactly what we asked for and everything. His signature flavor as well as all of his flavors were out of this world and a must for everyone. (Italian Cream Cake with the Swiss Raspberry Marmalade) We also chose about three other flavors and people are still raving about our cake. Without a doubt, I knew it would be wonderful but it truly exceeded our expectations. Thank you Mike for everything, we wish you the best of luck and success with your business. I will use Mike for every cake that I will ever need in the future as well!
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Where do I begin... (Also, please keep in mind we went to about six different cake tastings and were displeased with all of them.) First lets start with the amazing cake tasting at Mike's house. Mike is the owner and is truly a fabulous, artistic, creative man! The cake was truly truly the best cake I have ever ever tasted. Mike sets up a tasting in his home in his dining room served on China with coffee and tea of course. He welcomes you right into his home, right there shows you the kind of person he is. This was sooooo worth the drive alone!!! We could have purchased a cake through our caterer however I wanted our Wedding cake to be remembered. I didn't really want anything flashy or too detailed but I just wanted it to taste amazing. I am a huge cake fan and when I taste a cake worth eating I immediately know... I have been to soooo many weddings where the cake was just awful and I did not want that for our Wedding. If it wasn't for my fiance having gotten called into work an hour before we left for our tasting, I would have booked and paid for our cake in full that day! But I wanted him to be a part of him, and Mike was kind enough to let us take the extra cake home for him to sample that evening. So he tasted it and we immediately booked him. Mike was responsive to all of my emails, phone calls, and numerous questions without any hassle at all. He was always willing to help me any way possible. We also tossed around the option of renting a chocolate fountain, etc. however we heard horror stories about it at our venue (Swan Harbor Farm). So my fiance suggested that I call Mike to talk about pastry trays for our reception tables. We ordered them and were sooo busy with all of the other last minute details that I told him to just mix them up, we trusted him and knew they would be excellent. Also, this was very close to the wedding and again Mike was more than accomodating as well as extremely patient with me taking a few days to return his phone calls. The cake not only tasted fabulous as it did the day of our tasting but it was perfect, exactly what we asked for and everything. His signature flavor as well as all of his flavors were out of this world and a must for everyone. (Italian Cream Cake with the Swiss Raspberry Marmalade) We also chose about three other flavors and people are still raving about our cake. Without a doubt, I knew it would be wonderful but it truly exceeded our expectations. Thank you Mike for everything, we wish you the best of luck and success with your business. I will use Mike for every cake that I will ever need in the future as well! Read less
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JVoe
Wedding:
8/29/2009
4.8/5.0
We initially tasted his cakes at our food tasting with our caterer, and even though the cakes were previously frozen, they were still moist and delicious. Later we had an appt at Michael's house to sample more of his flavors and all were delicious. We chose italian cream cake with vanilla custard and raspberry filling, and also reese's cup flavor. On the wedding day, both were as moist and delicious as when we did our tasting. The cake looked beautiful as well, though we didn't have a terribly complicated design, but Michael is capable of some really intricate and beautiful stuff. We kept it simple because we wanted the fresh flowers to be the focus, which were added by our florist.

Also, he made the actual tiered cake for a certain amount of guests and then made a sheet cake on the side for the remaining slices needed. Since the sheet cake did not need to be decorated, the cost per slice was a lot cheaper.
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We initially tasted his cakes at our food tasting with our caterer, and even though the cakes were previously frozen, they were still moist and delicious. Later we had an appt at Michael's house to sample more of his flavors and all were delicious. We chose italian cream cake with vanilla custard and raspberry filling, and also reese's cup flavor. On the wedding day, both were as moist and delicious as when we did our tasting. The cake looked beautiful as well, though we didn't have a terribly complicated design, but Michael is capable of some really intricate and beautiful stuff. We kept it simple because we wanted the fresh flowers to be the focus, which were added by our florist.

Also, he made the actual tiered cake for a certain amount of guests and then made a sheet cake on the side for the remaining slices needed. Since the sheet cake did not need to be decorated, the cost per slice was a lot cheaper. Read less
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elewis18
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
Cake was elegant and delicious! A big hit with everybody that attended.
Cake was elegant and delicious! A big hit with everybody that attended.
Cake was elegant and delicious! A big hit with everybody that attended. Read less
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Mrs.K
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
We were so happy to have Michael design our cake. We loved the cake tasting. He kept it intimate and personal. The cake was delicious. Everyone gave great compliments. He even created a surprise cake for my husband. Due to the fact that my husband never got a piece of his special Ravens cake. I asked Michael to make another Ravens cake for his birthday. I would recommend Artistic Desserts to everyone.
We were so happy to have Michael design our cake. We loved the cake tasting. He kept it intimate and personal. The cake Read more...
We were so happy to have Michael design our cake. We loved the cake tasting. He kept it intimate and personal. The cake was delicious. Everyone gave great compliments. He even created a surprise cake for my husband. Due to the fact that my husband never got a piece of his special Ravens cake. I asked Michael to make another Ravens cake for his birthday. I would recommend Artistic Desserts to everyone. Read less
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alliekat85
Wedding:
6/20/2009
5.0/5.0
The cake turned out beautifully, even though I could not make up my mind.
The cake turned out beautifully, even though I could not make up my mind.
The cake turned out beautifully, even though I could not make up my mind. Read less
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Justine
Wedding:
6/13/2009
4.9/5.0
Chef Michael Markwitz, owner of Artistic Desserts, makes really great cakes! And this is coming from someone who is really not much of a "cake person". We almost just went with the idea of purchasing a variety of grocery store cakes and pies, but when we sampled the local store's red velvet, as well as Michael's red velvet, there was just no comparison. His cakes are also much better than any other wedding cake I have had before. Michael makes great tasting cakes - not too sugary, just delicious flavor - and they have the perfect consistency. In the end we went with the red velvet with buttercream icing, the chocolate cake with ganache and raspberry filling, and the Italian cream cake with strawberry filling. They were all delicious and were devoured by our guests. We are looking forward to eating our top tier, which Michael recommends saving only until you get your wedding photos back, to celebrate, and he even offered to make us a fresh top-tier for our one-year anniversary! I should also mention that the cake was flawlessly decorated; it looked beautiful and everyone wanted to take a picture of it (we did the Rose and Vine design with dots around the trim of each layer - on his website under Gold Weddings). It held up perfectly the entire time until it was ready to be cut. We are very glad we went with Michael and Artistic Desserts, and would use him again for future occasions.
Chef Michael Markwitz, owner of Artistic Desserts, makes really great cakes! And this is coming from someone who is really Read more...
Chef Michael Markwitz, owner of Artistic Desserts, makes really great cakes! And this is coming from someone who is really not much of a "cake person". We almost just went with the idea of purchasing a variety of grocery store cakes and pies, but when we sampled the local store's red velvet, as well as Michael's red velvet, there was just no comparison. His cakes are also much better than any other wedding cake I have had before. Michael makes great tasting cakes - not too sugary, just delicious flavor - and they have the perfect consistency. In the end we went with the red velvet with buttercream icing, the chocolate cake with ganache and raspberry filling, and the Italian cream cake with strawberry filling. They were all delicious and were devoured by our guests. We are looking forward to eating our top tier, which Michael recommends saving only until you get your wedding photos back, to celebrate, and he even offered to make us a fresh top-tier for our one-year anniversary! I should also mention that the cake was flawlessly decorated; it looked beautiful and everyone wanted to take a picture of it (we did the Rose and Vine design with dots around the trim of each layer - on his website under Gold Weddings). It held up perfectly the entire time until it was ready to be cut. We are very glad we went with Michael and Artistic Desserts, and would use him again for future occasions. Read less
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fevs34
Wedding:
6/13/2009
5.0/5.0
Michael was wonderful and made the BEST cake I have ever had in my life! We were so pleased with the results. He even worked with us on time of delivery when our caterer was being difficult about putting out the cake in the heat. Very much recommend!!
Michael was wonderful and made the BEST cake I have ever had in my life! We were so pleased with the results. He even Read more...
Michael was wonderful and made the BEST cake I have ever had in my life! We were so pleased with the results. He even worked with us on time of delivery when our caterer was being difficult about putting out the cake in the heat. Very much recommend!! Read less
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ryan
Wedding:
5/25/2009
4.9/5.0
Great to work with. Cake looked and tasted great.
Great to work with. Cake looked and tasted great.
Great to work with. Cake looked and tasted great. Read less
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Cait
Wedding:
5/22/2009
4.9/5.0
Yummmm, I am still dreaming of our wedding cake. It was delicious! Michael's whole mantra is that your cake isn't supposed to just look good; it's supposed to taste good too. Our cake was so beautiful, and it was so yummy that people were hunting for more once they ate thier first piece. From our first meeting with Michael we knew we had to go with him. His cake tasted far better than any of the other bakers we tried, and the tasting at his home was so laid back and intimate. He really worked with us on our budget, and was accomodating as we altered our cake design to get it just right. I can't wait to order another cake for a future special occasion. Highly, highly recommend!
Yummmm, I am still dreaming of our wedding cake. It was delicious! Michael's whole mantra is that your cake isn't supposed Read more...
Yummmm, I am still dreaming of our wedding cake. It was delicious! Michael's whole mantra is that your cake isn't supposed to just look good; it's supposed to taste good too. Our cake was so beautiful, and it was so yummy that people were hunting for more once they ate thier first piece. From our first meeting with Michael we knew we had to go with him. His cake tasted far better than any of the other bakers we tried, and the tasting at his home was so laid back and intimate. He really worked with us on our budget, and was accomodating as we altered our cake design to get it just right. I can't wait to order another cake for a future special occasion. Highly, highly recommend! Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
5/17/2009
5.0/5.0
I was so happy with Artistic Desserts and Michael! I found him at a Bridal Show and it was the only cake that stood out (I am incredibly picky I suppose!). His cake was moist and had so much FLAVOR. My husband and I couldn't get our schedules to match up to have a tasting together with Michael, so he was so kind to drop of samples at our apartment for us to eat at our convenience! Again, consulting was an issue for our crazy schedules - so we had an appointment over the phone and used this program Michael has to click and drag in pictures of cakes that we like. This way, we were able to plan our cake entirely over the phone from the comfort of our home at a time that was convenient to us. I was so impressed with how he was able to work with us on so many levels. He also stayed well within our budget and came up with a stunning design. To top it all off, all of the guests raved about how delicious the cake was!
I was so happy with Artistic Desserts and Michael! I found him at a Bridal Show and it was the only cake that stood out (I Read more...
I was so happy with Artistic Desserts and Michael! I found him at a Bridal Show and it was the only cake that stood out (I am incredibly picky I suppose!). His cake was moist and had so much FLAVOR. My husband and I couldn't get our schedules to match up to have a tasting together with Michael, so he was so kind to drop of samples at our apartment for us to eat at our convenience! Again, consulting was an issue for our crazy schedules - so we had an appointment over the phone and used this program Michael has to click and drag in pictures of cakes that we like. This way, we were able to plan our cake entirely over the phone from the comfort of our home at a time that was convenient to us. I was so impressed with how he was able to work with us on so many levels. He also stayed well within our budget and came up with a stunning design. To top it all off, all of the guests raved about how delicious the cake was! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
5/16/2009
5.0/5.0
From the order to the delivery, everything was fantastic! At the cake tasting there was no doubt in my mind that this was the dessert to serve our guests. When the cake arrived it was as gorgeous as I had hoped and although we ordered an ample cake for the amount of guests, there was nothing left but our top layer. Everyone liked it so much they went back for seconds and thirds! Thanks Michael for aiding in making our day even more memorable... people are still talking about how good it was! It truly was a "dessert" !!
From the order to the delivery, everything was fantastic! At the cake tasting there was no doubt in my mind that this was Read more...
From the order to the delivery, everything was fantastic! At the cake tasting there was no doubt in my mind that this was the dessert to serve our guests. When the cake arrived it was as gorgeous as I had hoped and although we ordered an ample cake for the amount of guests, there was nothing left but our top layer. Everyone liked it so much they went back for seconds and thirds! Thanks Michael for aiding in making our day even more memorable... people are still talking about how good it was! It truly was a "dessert" !! Read less
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dms224
Wedding:
1/31/2009
5.0/5.0
Michael took my vision and made it a reality. Not only was he constantly in touch with me.....but he called me a few days before the wedding to confirm....I didn't have to call him first.

The cake was FANTASTIC. SOOOOOOOO good. Best cake I've ever had....moist....yummy.

The artistry was perfect....exactly what I envisioned.

My mom loved the cake so much, I ordered her a birthday cake a few months before my wedding and Michael put just as much care into that cake as well.

Love him and his cake.
Michael took my vision and made it a reality. Not only was he constantly in touch with me.....but he called me a few days Read more...
Michael took my vision and made it a reality. Not only was he constantly in touch with me.....but he called me a few days before the wedding to confirm....I didn't have to call him first.

The cake was FANTASTIC. SOOOOOOOO good. Best cake I've ever had....moist....yummy.

The artistry was perfect....exactly what I envisioned.

My mom loved the cake so much, I ordered her a birthday cake a few months before my wedding and Michael put just as much care into that cake as well.

Love him and his cake. Read less
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scheidjr
Wedding:
11/2/2008
5.0/5.0
The two most important things at the wedding. The Bride's Gown and the Cake. Both were a smashing success! Mike of Artisitc Desserts is not only a class act, but a class baker. His attention to detail and design is way beyond the term "Baker" ... he truly is an artist. We had a very unusual cake, and he embraced the concept gladly and created a winning design that left our guests smiling and talking. Not only are his cakes great looking, they are delicious. Not the standard pound cake with gloppy icing. Try red velvet with rich buttercream icing, or italian creme cake with ganache... We were thrilled with Artistic Desserts and will be using them again.
The two most important things at the wedding. The Bride's Gown and the Cake. Both were a smashing success! Mike of Read more...
The two most important things at the wedding. The Bride's Gown and the Cake. Both were a smashing success! Mike of Artisitc Desserts is not only a class act, but a class baker. His attention to detail and design is way beyond the term "Baker" ... he truly is an artist. We had a very unusual cake, and he embraced the concept gladly and created a winning design that left our guests smiling and talking. Not only are his cakes great looking, they are delicious. Not the standard pound cake with gloppy icing. Try red velvet with rich buttercream icing, or italian creme cake with ganache... We were thrilled with Artistic Desserts and will be using them again. Read less
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Meghann1
Wedding:
10/12/2008
5.0/5.0
I had a very specific image of what I wanted our cake to look like. I sent Michael and image and we discussed over the phone how I wanted the cake modified. Michael was patient and understanding throughout the whole process. When I called him to tell him I had to decided to do a Groom's Cake for my husband to be, he was thrilled. I could tell he was passionate about his work and loved challenges. I sent him an image of a piece of audio electonics equipment and he was able to recreate it perfectly!! Both cakes were stunning and delicious! Everyone raved about the cake and the leftovers I took into work disappeared in minutes! I highly recommend this company!
I had a very specific image of what I wanted our cake to look like. I sent Michael and image and we discussed over the Read more...
I had a very specific image of what I wanted our cake to look like. I sent Michael and image and we discussed over the phone how I wanted the cake modified. Michael was patient and understanding throughout the whole process. When I called him to tell him I had to decided to do a Groom's Cake for my husband to be, he was thrilled. I could tell he was passionate about his work and loved challenges. I sent him an image of a piece of audio electonics equipment and he was able to recreate it perfectly!! Both cakes were stunning and delicious! Everyone raved about the cake and the leftovers I took into work disappeared in minutes! I highly recommend this company! Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
10/11/2008
5.0/5.0
Michael Markwitz is an extremely talented baker and we were impressed with him from the moment we first spoke on the phone. He was pleasant and attentive, and totally blew us away when we went to his home for a consultation and tasting. We booked him on the spot after we tasted his cakes. Michael worked with us and designed exactly what we were looking for, and even drove 2 hours to deliver the cake for us! His cakes are absolutely delicious and I will definitely be sending all my friends and family to him, and using him myself if I ever need another special occasion cake!
Michael Markwitz is an extremely talented baker and we were impressed with him from the moment we first spoke on the Read more...
Michael Markwitz is an extremely talented baker and we were impressed with him from the moment we first spoke on the phone. He was pleasant and attentive, and totally blew us away when we went to his home for a consultation and tasting. We booked him on the spot after we tasted his cakes. Michael worked with us and designed exactly what we were looking for, and even drove 2 hours to deliver the cake for us! His cakes are absolutely delicious and I will definitely be sending all my friends and family to him, and using him myself if I ever need another special occasion cake! Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
10/3/2008
5.0/5.0
The best cake I have ever had. My husband hates cake and he loved it! The red velvet cake was sooooo good. The cake turned out beautiful and exactly as we had discussed. I used him for my Bridal shower cake as well and it was delicious too. I will definatly use Artisitc Desserts for any future cakes I may need. Highly recommended
The best cake I have ever had. My husband hates cake and he loved it! The red velvet cake was sooooo good. The cake turned Read more...
The best cake I have ever had. My husband hates cake and he loved it! The red velvet cake was sooooo good. The cake turned out beautiful and exactly as we had discussed. I used him for my Bridal shower cake as well and it was delicious too. I will definatly use Artisitc Desserts for any future cakes I may need. Highly recommended Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/21/2008
4.8/5.0
We were VERY choosy about our cake. We did 4 tastings, and Michael's was hands-down the best tasting cake we found. The quality of the ingredients was outstanding. I can't wait to eat our top tier in 6 months. He worked with us to personalize our design and was incredibly professional and reliable throughout. I got incredibly positive feedback from our guests as well.
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We were VERY choosy about our cake. We did 4 tastings, and Michael's was hands-down the best tasting cake we found. The Read more...
We were VERY choosy about our cake. We did 4 tastings, and Michael's was hands-down the best tasting cake we found. The quality of the ingredients was outstanding. I can't wait to eat our top tier in 6 months. He worked with us to personalize our design and was incredibly professional and reliable throughout. I got incredibly positive feedback from our guests as well.
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Kristin
Wedding:
9/5/2008
5.0/5.0
We had a wonderful experience with Mike. We first heard about him through our venue but then saw him at a show and tasted his cake and it just melts in your mouth. We scheduled an appointment with him and we went to his home where we tasted the cake in his dining room using fine china and being served coffee and water. He also had his computer set up and was able to give us so many ideas. When i had questions and i had to email or call him, he returned my call within an hour. While we were planning we ran into so many couples that were also Mike for their wedding and everyone was so excited for the cake and spoke very highly of him. He was wonderful to work with, I cried when i saw my cake because it was so beautiful, and some of our guests actually called us the next day after our wedding to find out if we had extras of the cake because it was so good. He is wonderful and i would highly recommend him.
We had a wonderful experience with Mike. We first heard about him through our venue but then saw him at a show and tasted Read more...
We had a wonderful experience with Mike. We first heard about him through our venue but then saw him at a show and tasted his cake and it just melts in your mouth. We scheduled an appointment with him and we went to his home where we tasted the cake in his dining room using fine china and being served coffee and water. He also had his computer set up and was able to give us so many ideas. When i had questions and i had to email or call him, he returned my call within an hour. While we were planning we ran into so many couples that were also Mike for their wedding and everyone was so excited for the cake and spoke very highly of him. He was wonderful to work with, I cried when i saw my cake because it was so beautiful, and some of our guests actually called us the next day after our wedding to find out if we had extras of the cake because it was so good. He is wonderful and i would highly recommend him. Read less
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TinyWriter
Wedding:
8/9/2008
5.0/5.0
Michael Markwitz is a genius with flour and sugar. I am writing this review before I have even thanked him for the amazing four-tier wedding cake to serve 300 people. It was delivered on time, looked elegant and beautiful, and tasted like heaven. Michael met with us, brought a ton of cake, and walked away with our confidence. He even called me later to talk about some ideas he had to make the cake look less gaudy and more elegant...his experience and talent made our first taste of wedding cake perfect!!!

As for value, well, we had 260 guests, then ate more the next day with our luncheon and then ate more the next day for breakfast...and we still have our top tier.

We would recommend Michael for any wedding and our friends and family have already asked for his number.
Michael Markwitz is a genius with flour and sugar. I am writing this review before I have even thanked him for the amazing Read more...
Michael Markwitz is a genius with flour and sugar. I am writing this review before I have even thanked him for the amazing four-tier wedding cake to serve 300 people. It was delivered on time, looked elegant and beautiful, and tasted like heaven. Michael met with us, brought a ton of cake, and walked away with our confidence. He even called me later to talk about some ideas he had to make the cake look less gaudy and more elegant...his experience and talent made our first taste of wedding cake perfect!!!

As for value, well, we had 260 guests, then ate more the next day with our luncheon and then ate more the next day for breakfast...and we still have our top tier.

We would recommend Michael for any wedding and our friends and family have already asked for his number. Read less
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ValBrice
Wedding:
12/30/2007
5.0/5.0
YUMMY and so different than the average run-of-the-mill wedding cake (and we tasted them all.) This cake is flavorful, moist, and the quintessential dessert in a b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l-l-y designed wedding cake. My husband's sweet tooth thinks that this is the best money we spent! Please try them, you will not be disappointed!
YUMMY and so different than the average run-of-the-mill wedding cake (and we tasted them all.) This cake is flavorful, Read more...
YUMMY and so different than the average run-of-the-mill wedding cake (and we tasted them all.) This cake is flavorful, moist, and the quintessential dessert in a b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l-l-y designed wedding cake. My husband's sweet tooth thinks that this is the best money we spent! Please try them, you will not be disappointed! Read less
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BRIDE2007
Wedding:
11/10/2007
5.0/5.0
Michael from AD made us a beautiful cake! He let us bring him drawings of what we wanted and he created exactly what we were looking for out of fondant and buttercream! It was delicious :)
Michael from AD made us a beautiful cake! He let us bring him drawings of what we wanted and he created exactly what we Read more...
Michael from AD made us a beautiful cake! He let us bring him drawings of what we wanted and he created exactly what we were looking for out of fondant and buttercream! It was delicious :) Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
10/8/2007
5.0/5.0
I used Artistic Desserts for my wedding in October 2007. After sitting through numerous tastings, I was becoming frustrated that I couldn't find a "delicious" cake. I was having a lot of just "ok" and "sweet" cakes but none of the were delicious. Michael of Artistic Desserts invited us to his home where we had our tasting on his personal china. From the first taste, we all knew. The cake was DELICIOUS! We signed a contract that evening. It was so good that we couldn't decide what we wanted. I ended up having five different flavors with different fillings because everything was so delicious. On the day of the wedding, I was floored by the beauty of the cake. My wedding guests ate ALL of our cake and all that was left was our top layer. It has taken alot of strength not to eat our anniversary layer but so far so good. My parents plan on ordering a anniversary layer for themselves as well.

Michael even helped our florist setting up centerpieces. His services were invaluable and I can't thank Artistic Desserts enough.
I used Artistic Desserts for my wedding in October 2007. After sitting through numerous tastings, I was becoming Read more...
I used Artistic Desserts for my wedding in October 2007. After sitting through numerous tastings, I was becoming frustrated that I couldn't find a "delicious" cake. I was having a lot of just "ok" and "sweet" cakes but none of the were delicious. Michael of Artistic Desserts invited us to his home where we had our tasting on his personal china. From the first taste, we all knew. The cake was DELICIOUS! We signed a contract that evening. It was so good that we couldn't decide what we wanted. I ended up having five different flavors with different fillings because everything was so delicious. On the day of the wedding, I was floored by the beauty of the cake. My wedding guests ate ALL of our cake and all that was left was our top layer. It has taken alot of strength not to eat our anniversary layer but so far so good. My parents plan on ordering a anniversary layer for themselves as well.

Michael even helped our florist setting up centerpieces. His services were invaluable and I can't thank Artistic Desserts enough. Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
7/28/2007
5.0/5.0
Great job. Cake tasted great. Looked good. Flexible with tastings. Not expensive.
Great job. Cake tasted great. Looked good. Flexible with tastings. Not expensive.
Great job. Cake tasted great. Looked good. Flexible with tastings. Not expensive. Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
7/28/2007
5.0/5.0
Mike is fabulous to work with! We orginally planned on purchasing a 3 tier wedding cake with a back up sheet cake for our wedding. Once we went to our tasting there was not doubt, we loved them all! The cake was so delcious we ended up with 4 tier cake and sheet cake! My only bridezilla request was that I got one piece of each flavor! The cake made it safely to our honeymoon and we enjoyed a piece each night. As tradition we saved the top layer and upon our one year anniversary we decided to "at least" try it. Let me tell you, it tasted like it had just been baked. Everyone was in shock. We ate the whole top layer and it was delcious. It was such a treat that I recently had Mike make an anniversary cake for our second anniversary. MIke is very flexible and really enjoys his profession. All of our cakes were beautiful and delcious!!!! I highly recommend Mike to anyone, you will not regret it.
Mike is fabulous to work with! We orginally planned on purchasing a 3 tier wedding cake with a back up sheet cake for our Read more...
Mike is fabulous to work with! We orginally planned on purchasing a 3 tier wedding cake with a back up sheet cake for our wedding. Once we went to our tasting there was not doubt, we loved them all! The cake was so delcious we ended up with 4 tier cake and sheet cake! My only bridezilla request was that I got one piece of each flavor! The cake made it safely to our honeymoon and we enjoyed a piece each night. As tradition we saved the top layer and upon our one year anniversary we decided to "at least" try it. Let me tell you, it tasted like it had just been baked. Everyone was in shock. We ate the whole top layer and it was delcious. It was such a treat that I recently had Mike make an anniversary cake for our second anniversary. MIke is very flexible and really enjoys his profession. All of our cakes were beautiful and delcious!!!! I highly recommend Mike to anyone, you will not regret it. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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shellshark
Wedding:
6/9/2007
5.0/5.0
Michael is a wonderful, wonderful person. Our wedding cake was incredible. We just celebrated our one year anniversary and ate the frozen leftovers.....AMAZING! You can find a cake from almost anywhere, you can't find talent though unless you go here. I have used Artistic Desserts for more events since the wedding. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Michael is a wonderful, wonderful person. Our wedding cake was incredible. We just celebrated our one year anniversary and Read more...
Michael is a wonderful, wonderful person. Our wedding cake was incredible. We just celebrated our one year anniversary and ate the frozen leftovers.....AMAZING! You can find a cake from almost anywhere, you can't find talent though unless you go here. I have used Artistic Desserts for more events since the wedding. HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
Our wedding cake was beautifully designed to go with our flowers.They were the first bakery we looked into and we settled when we tasted their cakes at the tasting.The cake was very yummy.When it comes to wedding cake, Artistic Desserts is the best.
Our wedding cake was beautifully designed to go with our flowers.They were the first bakery we looked into and we settled Read more...
Our wedding cake was beautifully designed to go with our flowers.They were the first bakery we looked into and we settled when we tasted their cakes at the tasting.The cake was very yummy.When it comes to wedding cake, Artistic Desserts is the best. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
I didn't work with them directly but through Simply Elegant Catering. However, the cake was both beautiful and delicious! I requested a color of trim on the icing to match my colors, which they did no problem. The design was flawless and gorgeous. And the flavors - wow! I had both Red Velvet and Italian Cream with Reese's Peanut Butter Cup icing. And all I can say is I wish I had gotten a bigger cake so there would have been even more to take home!! YUM!
I didn't work with them directly but through Simply Elegant Catering. However, the cake was both beautiful and delicious! Read more...
I didn't work with them directly but through Simply Elegant Catering. However, the cake was both beautiful and delicious! I requested a color of trim on the icing to match my colors, which they did no problem. The design was flawless and gorgeous. And the flavors - wow! I had both Red Velvet and Italian Cream with Reese's Peanut Butter Cup icing. And all I can say is I wish I had gotten a bigger cake so there would have been even more to take home!! YUM! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I am so glad I chose to work with Artistic Desserts for our wedding cake!
Not only was our 3 tier cake beautiful, but it was delicious! My parents and my husbands parents both served carrot cake at their wedding, and it was important to us that we serve an authentic carrot cake too. It was the best carrot cake we've ever tasted! We also chose Italian Cream Cake with raspberry filling, and Chocolate cake with chocolate ganache. All of our guests are still talking about our divine cakes. Michael was easy to work with, professional, and punctual. I would highly recommend Artistic Desserts!
I am so glad I chose to work with Artistic Desserts for our wedding cake!
Not only was our 3 tier cake beautiful, but Read more...
I am so glad I chose to work with Artistic Desserts for our wedding cake!
Not only was our 3 tier cake beautiful, but it was delicious! My parents and my husbands parents both served carrot cake at their wedding, and it was important to us that we serve an authentic carrot cake too. It was the best carrot cake we've ever tasted! We also chose Italian Cream Cake with raspberry filling, and Chocolate cake with chocolate ganache. All of our guests are still talking about our divine cakes. Michael was easy to work with, professional, and punctual. I would highly recommend Artistic Desserts! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Best and most beautiful wedding cake ever! Can't say enough great things about Artistic Desserts! Working with Michael was great!
Best and most beautiful wedding cake ever! Can't say enough great things about Artistic Desserts! Working with Michael was Read more...
Best and most beautiful wedding cake ever! Can't say enough great things about Artistic Desserts! Working with Michael was great! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
so easy to work with Michael. We did a web meeting and easily coordinated all the details. The cake was exactly what we wanted, and so tasty!
so easy to work with Michael. We did a web meeting and easily coordinated all the details. The cake was exactly what we Read more...
so easy to work with Michael. We did a web meeting and easily coordinated all the details. The cake was exactly what we wanted, and so tasty! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
O My Heavens! This cake was amazing! Not only was it gorgeous to look at but I had raves about how delicious it was! Thank you Michael!!
O My Heavens! This cake was amazing! Not only was it gorgeous to look at but I had raves about how delicious it was! Thank Read more...
O My Heavens! This cake was amazing! Not only was it gorgeous to look at but I had raves about how delicious it was! Thank you Michael!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My cake was gorgeous. It looked exactly how I asked and tasted awesome!
My cake was gorgeous. It looked exactly how I asked and tasted awesome!
My cake was gorgeous. It looked exactly how I asked and tasted awesome! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We loved working with Michael from Artistic Desserts! The cake was gorgeous, and we received tons of compliments about how delicious it was!! He is also very flexible about letting you use multiple flavors if you want to provide variety to your guests - and all of them were amazing!
We loved working with Michael from Artistic Desserts! The cake was gorgeous, and we received tons of compliments about how Read more...
We loved working with Michael from Artistic Desserts! The cake was gorgeous, and we received tons of compliments about how delicious it was!! He is also very flexible about letting you use multiple flavors if you want to provide variety to your guests - and all of them were amazing! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We got our wedding cake through Artistic Desserts, and had a wonderful experience doing so. Of course tasting the different types of cake was fun, but designing our cake was also enjoyable. On our wedding day, the cake was beautiful and delicious!
We got our wedding cake through Artistic Desserts, and had a wonderful experience doing so. Of course tasting the Read more...
We got our wedding cake through Artistic Desserts, and had a wonderful experience doing so. Of course tasting the different types of cake was fun, but designing our cake was also enjoyable. On our wedding day, the cake was beautiful and delicious! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake

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