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Branching Out Cakes

Corte Madera , CA
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LOCATION

69 Sonora Way
Corte Madera, CA US 94925 (map)

PHONE

415-924-0198

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ABOUT US

Jill Branch and Ann Sakai have been creating beautiful wedding cakes together for over 10 years. They are committed to providing high quality cakes using only the freshest ingredients.... Read more
Jill Branch and Ann Sakai have been creating beautiful wedding cakes together for over 10 years. They are committed to providing high quality cakes using only the freshest ingredients. Jill and Ann personally meet with each bride and groom to get an idea of their dream wedding cake. They often make custom designs based on the couples preferences and to match with the theme of the wedding. Delivery and set up of each wedding cake is always done by Jill or Ann.

Jill is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy and Ann is a graduate of the City College Culinary Program. The two met while working together at the Lark Creek Inn in Larkspur, California. Jill and Ann have also taught specialty classes at Greystone in Saint Helena, the west coast location for the Culinary Institute of America.
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INFO FOR WEDDING CAKE

What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free
Do you provide customary cakes, such as Croquembouche?
No
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Morgan
Wedding:
10/6/2013
5.0/5.0
My family has ordered cakes from Jill Branch for every big function we've had because she makes the most beautiful, delicious cakes. So it was no surprise that the cake Jill made for my wedding was absolutely gorgeous and DELICIOUS! We had a lot of dessert options, yet everyone ate the cake. In addition, the tasting was the most fun part of the whole wedding planning process -- Jill had samples for us to taste, and books for us to look through to come up with the design. I highly recommend Branching Out for cakes for any event.
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Cheyenne
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
We can't recommend Jill and Branching Out Cakes highly enough. Jill was a pleasure to work with, and our cake turned out just as we'd hoped - beautiful and absolutely delicious. The display cake was vanilla bean cake with fresh lemon curd and vanilla buttercream frosting - it was fantastic. We also had a gluten-free chocolate sheet cake that was amazing. Our GF guests were thrilled, not to mention the chocolate lovers, in general. Plus such lovely cake stands to choose between if you don't want to supply your own... Jill Branch was highly recommended to us by a number of different sources, and it was clear why. She is fantastic.
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Private User
Wedding:
9/30/2013
5.0/5.0
I LOVE THESE CAKES!!

Jill with Branching Out is fabulous to work with!! I have had the pleasure of working with Jill from the venue side when I used to run weddings and events at a venue and also had Jill make my wedding cake!!

After meeting with Jill for an extensive tasting session we settled on individual cupcakes which we did because everyone in my party of 30ppl likes and dislikes different things and we wanted everyone to have something they enjoyed.

The quality of the product that Jill produces is always consistent and the pricing is very reasonable. And although they are based in Marin County they will do deliveries in the city from a very modest delivery fee.
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Fabiana
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Best and most beautiful wedding cake I could have ever imagined. Jill was so easy to work with, professional and delivered exactly what we wanted. Aside from being beautiful, the cake was delicious! We had a hard time choosing only three flavors because every flavor we tried was good!! Great value and great people to work with. Highly recommend!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Jill and the rest of Branching Out Cakes were a joy to work with for our wedding! All of our guests were incredibly happy with the cake, and many asked for seconds, thirds, etc...The flavors were fresh, and the style of the cake added much elegance to our big day.
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Carol
Wedding:
5/19/2012
4.9/5.0
Jill from Branching out cakes was recommended to us by our caterer. They said that Jill was the ONLY cake person that they would recommend. Now I know why. Jill provided us with the best cake we have aver tasted. It was a work of art!!
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Kimberlee
Wedding:
3/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Jill and her co-workers are nothing short of amazing. My husband was the mastermind behind the cake and he and Jill were 100% on the same page, it was delightful to see how well they clicked. We went to a tasting at her home and couldn’t choose between 4 cake flavors, so we chose them all. Her frosting was light but sweet and the cakes were SO moist! This helps in part that Jill does small batch baking and never freezes her cakes, high quality!! Jill did an amazing job bringing our vision of a huge, white, sugar flowered Italian style wedding cake to life—it was very important to my husband that the cake be very tall, of correct proportions and “explode” with sugar flowers. We couldn’t believe it, everything we described was transfigured into our cake. It was so amazing that guests were taking pictures next to it! Jill even took the time to replicate the beautiful silk flower appliqué lace from my wedding gown!! We were so pleased with Jill’s service, the cake tasted just as delicious, moist, and decadent as it did during our tasting. Jill was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was so easy going and accommodating. I highly recommend her services. We received quotes for the style of cake we wanted form other bakers and they were astronomically high, Jill offers high quality service at a very reasonable price, and we were so appreciative to have had her as our cake artist!
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Jenna
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Julie's cake was delicious!!!!! She had so many flavor combinations at the tasting it was hard to choose. The two we went with were a huge hit at our wedding and the cake was beautiful! While you are tasting and talking with her she creates a picture of exactly what you want and it turned out just like what I dreamed.
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Alison
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
We went to Jill and had a tasting and each flavor was outstanding. Jill was so easy to work with and the cake ended up looking gorgeous and everyone raved about it.
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Paola
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Everyone raved about how delicious and beautiful the cake was. It's the most beautiful cake I've ever seen. I would highly recommend Beanching out cakes for any event.
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zhorn
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Jill's an artist. Lots of people can make very beautiful cakes, often based on cakes they have created in the past. Jill is simply different - and better. My wife and I had a good idea for what style of cake we wanted (we couldn't find any pictures), and we explained that to Jill during our consultation. While she had us continue to look through a few albums, she sketched the exact cake we described, and in only a few minutes turned around the clipboard and said, "something like this?" Our jaws dropped. That was our cake. She gave us a few different options for look/feel, and it took very little time for her to identify EXACTLY what we wanted. Oh, and don't forget that her cakes are among the best we have ever tasted. It was a privilege to see how she uses white chocolate instead of fondant when possible - it was hard for everyone to believe! A class act, a pleasure to work with, and a creator of incredibly delicious art. Jill, thank you. Five stars doesn't begin to tell the story.
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snowwhitegirl
Wedding:
7/3/2010
5.0/5.0
wonderful, beautiful and yummy cake....people are still talking about it!
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RachaelMM
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Jill from Branching Out Cakes makes the most remarkable wedding cakes. Her cakes our beautiful as well as taste amazing. She listen to us when we told her want we wanted and she delivered a remarkable cake. Thank you Jill.
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Katey
Wedding:
3/6/2010
4.8/5.0
We loved working with Jill and her staff. We loved her design right away and I remember telling her "I didn't even know this is exactly what I wanted but it is." We were both a little surprised by how well she was able to take our simple ideas and a few pictures and create such a beautiful design.

When we arrived at the reception, we noticed a slightly different but beautiful cake. We had asked for color decoration & this cake was ivory. It also turned out to be fondant instead of buttercream frosting. After the wedding, we let Jill & her staff know about the differences in what we ordered & the cake we received. Jill was extremely apologetic and handled the issue like an absolute professional. We were really blown away by how much she & her staff believe in pleasing the customer and making sure they live up to their obviously high expectations. We can't wait until March when we get our 1 year anniversary cake & will continue to highly recommend Branching Out Cakes!
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happy_katey
Wedding:
3/6/2010
4.9/5.0
We loved working with Jill and her staff. We loved her design right away and I remember telling her "I didn't even know this is exactly what I wanted but it is." We were both a little surprised by how well she was able to take our simple ideas and a few pictures and create such a beautiful design.

When we arrived at the reception, we noticed a slightly different but beautiful cake. We had asked for color decoration & this cake was ivory. It also turned out to be fondant instead of buttercream frosting. After the wedding, we let Jill & her staff know about the differences in what we ordered & the cake we received. Jill was extremely apologetic and handled the issue like an absolute professional. We were really blown away by how much she & her staff believe in pleasing the customer and making sure they live up to their obviously high expectations. We can't wait until March when we get our 1 year anniversary cake & will continue to highly recommend Branching Out Cakes!
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Katey
Wedding:
3/6/2010
4.9/5.0
We loved working with Jill and her staff. We loved her design right away and I remember telling her "I didn't even know this is exactly what I wanted but it is." We were both a little surprised by how well she was able to take our simple ideas and a few pictures and create such a beautiful design.

When we arrived at the reception, we noticed a slightly different but beautiful cake. We had asked for color decoration & this cake was ivory. It also turned out to be fondant instead of buttercream frosting. After the wedding, we let Jill & her staff know about the differences in what we ordered & the cake we received. Jill was extremely apologetic and handled the issue like an absolute professional. We were really blown away by how much she & her staff believe in pleasing the customer and making sure they live up to their obviously high expectations. We can't wait until March when we get our 1 year anniversary cake & will continue to highly recommend Branching Out Cakes!
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Ginger
Wedding:
8/1/2009
5.0/5.0
Jill did a fabulous job on my cake. She came up with a design we really liked when first met with her. All of her cake flavors and fillings are delicious. I had to pick up more cake before the wedding to decide on the flavors as there were so many to choose from. She was very helpful, responsive, and friendly. The cake was beautiful and just as we had talked about. It was delicious and we received many compliments on it. For all the extra detail she put on it, she was more affordable than the Sonoma bakeries I looked at and tasted better too!
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bigfatass
Wedding:
5/9/2009
5.0/5.0
Alright, the cake was FABULOUS, I knew after the tasting that it would be very good, but she out did herself on the wedding day. Originally, we picked Jill Branch because we had such a lovely meeting with her and her prices were very reasonable. Luckily for us it only got better. The cake design of five round tiers resting on a square pedestal stand and embellished with flowers. She incorporated the flower from invite that I designed based on the cover of a turn of the century book; I'm not sure how she managed to copy it so faithfully in chocolate.

The cake was yummy. We had alternating tiers of chocolate and tiramisu cake with butter cream icing. Sometimes it hard finding a wedding cake that tastes good, but we were floored on the first bite. Many, many guest had seconds (and thirds). It was a lovely experience and I highly recommend Jill Branch.
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DEVO
Wedding:
9/7/2008
5.0/5.0
Everyone wanted more than one piece of cake, since it was SO delicious. Jill Branch and her staff bent over backwards to make sure we were satisfied with everything.
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estrine
Wedding:
4/11/2008
5.0/5.0
I keep giving all my vendors 5.0 but they really deserve the praise. Jill Branch is no exception. My fiancee had trouble making the tasting appointment and Jill sent extra cake home just for him. That when we first knew we liked her. Once you try her cake you will be dissapointed with any other vendor. We had already decided to go with a different more expensive baker until our caterer said just go and try her cake. WELL!!!! she was right. We got the most moist cake I have ever had, I ordered extra because I know my guest. Many in fact had two piece which is totally unheard of for wedding cake. It was not only tasty but beautiful. And to top it all off it was 1/3 the cost of the baker we almost went with. Truely amazing!
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Allison
Wedding:
8/4/2007
5.0/5.0
Really Yummy wedding cake. Jill was so great about helping me design my wedding cake. She also wasn't phased by me changing my mind a month before the wedding.
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labomba
Wedding:
7/6/2007
5.0/5.0
Jill Branch of Branching Out was wonderful. She listened to what I wanted (a cupcake tower rather than a cake). SHe was knowledgeable and highly skilled in her field. She talked about how we could cut costs (i.e. use leftover cuttings from the florist to decorate around the cake). The tower was beautiful and the cupcakes were delicious! She even gave us a discount because we are both teachers.
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abl
Wedding:
6/9/2007
5.0/5.0
One of the highlights of our wedding! We received so many compliments and Jill was amazing to work with in addition to making an incredibly tasty beautiful cake! They made more than enough for everyone and were very reasonable! They even made us our own flavor and the perfect design we were hoping for. PLUS they make you a fresh cake on your anniversary! I can't recommend them highly enough!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Jill Branch was a pleasure to work with from start to finish.
When I first was looking for a baker, it was mostly just to have a cake at the wedding...I'm gluten free, so I didn't even think I could eat cake at my wedding! Then Jill was able to make a layer of our cake gluten free, so I could eat some too! Besides that it was the best gluten free cake I've ever had!
The cake was also just beautiful. The sketches Jill came up with were exactly what I had envisioned without being able to put it into words, and she recreated it perfectly on the actual cake!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The cake was incredible and Jill was delightful to work with. Her design was so responsive to our vision, and everyone loved the cake. Most people are resigned to the fact that "wedding cake" is somehow always inferior to true cake. Despair no more--Jill will bake a cake to remember.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Jill not only made a cake for our wedding, she created a relationship that will have us calling her any time we need pastries!

Jill helped us add a personal touch to every step of the process.

My little sister designed our wedding invites, and Jill was able to transform that artwork into a delicious wedding confection.

Jill has an amazing red velvet recipe made with beet juice -- so no artificial flavoring here! But we also love fresh fruit. What to do? Jill gave us a modern, summery take on the Southern staple by layering red velvet that with cream cheese frosting stuffed with strawberries.

So many guests admitted that they grabbed 2nd and 3rd helpings it was so good. And we definitely took home a giant slice to eat in our hotel room that very night. :)

Jill even coordinated with Susan from Fantasy Florals to get flowers for the cake. I trusted those two women completely (I gave zero input and left it in their hands!) and ended up with big peonies that matched both the cake and our table centerpieces perfectly.
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