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Cakemakers Etc

Chattanooga , TN
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4330 Ringgold Rd, Ste B
Chattanooga, TN US 37412 (map)
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Your wedding day is one of the MOST important days of your life! So trust the professionals of CAKEMAKERS CREATIVE CUSTOM CREW to create a SHOW STOPPING wedding cake and/or catered... Read more
Your wedding day is one of the MOST important days of your life! So trust the professionals of CAKEMAKERS CREATIVE CUSTOM CREW to create a SHOW STOPPING wedding cake and/or catered reception especially for you!!!!! I am Dan "the Cakeman" and I invite you to schedule a complimentary consultation to go over all your desires.

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INFO FOR WEDDING CAKE

Besides cakes, what other types of desserts do you provide?
Cheese, Cookies, Cupcakes, Dessert Buffet, Fruit, 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
Do you provide customary cakes, such as Croquembouche?
No
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes

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Trent
Wedding:
9/3/2014
1.3/5.0
We had planned on using Dan the cake man. All the cakes looked beautiful online, and we read good reviews. We showed up for our "cake tasting" which little did we know was actually a pitch for a full service catering, wedding planning, and cake making. Well we loved his cake, but we had already chosen a planner and did not care for his catering of food. They even scheduled us another tasting for food, which we were not impressed with. When we informed him that we were not interested in using him for catering or wedding planning, he dropped us for making our cake. Dan doesn't even do the catering/wedding planning portion, it's his business partner. So because we didn't choose his business partner, he dropped us.

We were never interested in using him (or his partner, rather) for catering or wedding planning. We feel completely blind sided, and this is not good business. Now we are 4 months out from our wedding and back to square one with a wedding cake, one of the first things we thought we had checked off our list.

We would love for Dan the cake man to just make the cake and let us choose who we feel comfortable with doing the catering and planning. This post/rant isn't downgrading his product of cake making (his three layered chocolate sample cake was amazing!), but this is a warning to future prospects that he will try and sell you a whole package and could potentially drop you if you don't agree to an all-or-nothing.
We had planned on using Dan the cake man. All the cakes looked beautiful online, and we read good reviews. We showed up Read more...
We had planned on using Dan the cake man. All the cakes looked beautiful online, and we read good reviews. We showed up for our "cake tasting" which little did we know was actually a pitch for a full service catering, wedding planning, and cake making. Well we loved his cake, but we had already chosen a planner and did not care for his catering of food. They even scheduled us another tasting for food, which we were not impressed with. When we informed him that we were not interested in using him for catering or wedding planning, he dropped us for making our cake. Dan doesn't even do the catering/wedding planning portion, it's his business partner. So because we didn't choose his business partner, he dropped us.

We were never interested in using him (or his partner, rather) for catering or wedding planning. We feel completely blind sided, and this is not good business. Now we are 4 months out from our wedding and back to square one with a wedding cake, one of the first things we thought we had checked off our list.

We would love for Dan the cake man to just make the cake and let us choose who we feel comfortable with doing the catering and planning. This post/rant isn't downgrading his product of cake making (his three layered chocolate sample cake was amazing!), but this is a warning to future prospects that he will try and sell you a whole package and could potentially drop you if you don't agree to an all-or-nothing. Read less
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Cakemakers Etc responded with the following comments:

WOW!!! HONESTLY!!! My team was contacted by an assistant of the brides mother. A consult date was set up for a FULL PRESENTATION of a ALL SERVICES! If it had just been for a cake why did the family come back a month later for a FOOD taste test? Which cost me $150 to produce!! I also gave them a custom $50 cake sample! Emails and texts to the brides mother went unanswered for weeks! I simply was uncomfortable with the demands placed and the extreme need for "HOLDING MY HANDS" at all turns! I emailed a respectful and regretful withdrawal of ALL QUOTES! REALLY!
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Stephanie
Wedding:
8/1/2014
2.6/5.0
Impossible to get in touch with. I mean, it took two months to get a return call or email after I booked him.
Cake was great and great price, although I had to remind him of what he quoted me over the phone.
Impossible to get in touch with. I mean, it took two months to get a return call or email after I booked him.
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Impossible to get in touch with. I mean, it took two months to get a return call or email after I booked him.
Cake was great and great price, although I had to remind him of what he quoted me over the phone. Read less
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Cakemakers Etc responded with the following comments:

I do not know who this bride may be. However, I have been dealing with a medical issue from Apr 2014 til recently. I was in the hospital 5 days. All is well now thankfully. I am basically a one person business. I must focus on the brides for any particular week. I do check in with brides the week prior to wedding generally to confirm details. And occasionally brides wait long periods to book after the consultation. I do not hold the worksheet indefinitely. So it is possible I did not have quoted price available off hand. Glad she liked her cake! THATS WANT REALLY COUNTS!!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.6/5.0
$415 for 3layer cake ($75.00 - 60 mile delivery) The cake tasted incredible!The decoration on the cake was perfectly executed. BUT, the cake was not at all what I wanted!! At the consultation, we discussed a cake that was inspired by my dress, white with ivory and champagne flowers. The middle later should have lace similar to the lace on my dress. The flowers on the cake should have rhinestone picks stuck into the center of the fondant flowers . When it arrived The cake was so champagne that it was taupe. The flowers had pearls instead of rhinestones, the lace consisted of clusters of piped lines around the fondant flowers. I told him it wasn't what we talked about, but he said "white and champagne, right?" So I couldn't really say anything, it was white and champagne, just the wrong way. I thought it was so ugly that I almost had the venue keep it in the back, and serve it after dinner without having it on display. My florist came to the rescue and covered much of it with hydrangeas, & a spotlight on the cake changed its appearance to something acceptable. I blame the hideous cake on the fact that Dan is too busy to communicate with his brides. I sent him a few emails attempting to talk with him about the details to the cake. He never even said he got them until I showed up at his shop to make sure that he had seen the pictures I had sent. After the contract was signed, Dan never returned the 2 calls I made to him. The only time he called me was when he thought my mother's credit card wasn't going through. Then he called, when he thought he might not get his money. So should you let Dan make your cake? Only if you have a picture of exactly what you want your cake to look like and you don't want to talk to anyone between the consultation and the day of your wedding. I would not use them again, because even though they make a great tasting cake, it may very well be what Dan likes, and not what even close to what you envision!!!
$415 for 3layer cake ($75.00 - 60 mile delivery) The cake tasted incredible!The decoration on the cake was perfectly Read more...
$415 for 3layer cake ($75.00 - 60 mile delivery) The cake tasted incredible!The decoration on the cake was perfectly executed. BUT, the cake was not at all what I wanted!! At the consultation, we discussed a cake that was inspired by my dress, white with ivory and champagne flowers. The middle later should have lace similar to the lace on my dress. The flowers on the cake should have rhinestone picks stuck into the center of the fondant flowers . When it arrived The cake was so champagne that it was taupe. The flowers had pearls instead of rhinestones, the lace consisted of clusters of piped lines around the fondant flowers. I told him it wasn't what we talked about, but he said "white and champagne, right?" So I couldn't really say anything, it was white and champagne, just the wrong way. I thought it was so ugly that I almost had the venue keep it in the back, and serve it after dinner without having it on display. My florist came to the rescue and covered much of it with hydrangeas, & a spotlight on the cake changed its appearance to something acceptable. I blame the hideous cake on the fact that Dan is too busy to communicate with his brides. I sent him a few emails attempting to talk with him about the details to the cake. He never even said he got them until I showed up at his shop to make sure that he had seen the pictures I had sent. After the contract was signed, Dan never returned the 2 calls I made to him. The only time he called me was when he thought my mother's credit card wasn't going through. Then he called, when he thought he might not get his money. So should you let Dan make your cake? Only if you have a picture of exactly what you want your cake to look like and you don't want to talk to anyone between the consultation and the day of your wedding. I would not use them again, because even though they make a great tasting cake, it may very well be what Dan likes, and not what even close to what you envision!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Dan the Cakeman certainly lived up to his name! He created an amazing cake for my daughter's wedding! Many wedding cakes are pretty to look at but taste horrible - but not Dan's!

The guests commented on how moist and delicious the cake was! I promised to pass the compliments along to the baker! So, Dan - here's to YOU!

Dan - THANK YOU! You are amazing!
Dan the Cakeman certainly lived up to his name! He created an amazing cake for my daughter's wedding! Many wedding cakes Read more...
Dan the Cakeman certainly lived up to his name! He created an amazing cake for my daughter's wedding! Many wedding cakes are pretty to look at but taste horrible - but not Dan's!

The guests commented on how moist and delicious the cake was! I promised to pass the compliments along to the baker! So, Dan - here's to YOU!

Dan - THANK YOU! You are amazing! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Dan the Cake man's cakes look as amazing as they taste. We had him do both our bride's and groom's cakes and we couldn't be happier.
Dan the Cake man's cakes look as amazing as they taste. We had him do both our bride's and groom's cakes and we couldn't Read more...
Dan the Cake man's cakes look as amazing as they taste. We had him do both our bride's and groom's cakes and we couldn't be happier. Read less
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Cakemakers Etc responded with the following comments:

Thank you ANONYMOUS...I KNOW who you are!!! It was such a pleasure meeting the two of you and your family and friends who helped you with the initial consultation. PLEASE SEND ME A PIC OF BOTH OF YOUR CAKES FOR ME TO PLACE IN MY ALBUMS!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE BEEN A PART OF YOUR "SPECIAL" DAY!

CONFECTIONALLY YOURS, Dan "the CAKEMAN"
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Dan "the Cakeman" Carey is absolutely amazing! I was able to tell him what I wanted and he delivered exactly that and much more. The wedding cake looked beautiful and tasted as good as it looked. Instead of using fondant like TLC the Cake Boss that sometimes doesn't taste good, Dan used real icing and smoothed it out and made it look even more polished. All of my guest thought that the wedding cake was best they ever had! Dan "the Cakeman" really outdid himself! I'm looking forward to eating the top of my cake for out first anniversary!
Dan "the Cakeman" Carey is absolutely amazing! I was able to tell him what I wanted and he delivered exactly that and much Read more...
Dan "the Cakeman" Carey is absolutely amazing! I was able to tell him what I wanted and he delivered exactly that and much more. The wedding cake looked beautiful and tasted as good as it looked. Instead of using fondant like TLC the Cake Boss that sometimes doesn't taste good, Dan used real icing and smoothed it out and made it look even more polished. All of my guest thought that the wedding cake was best they ever had! Dan "the Cakeman" really outdid himself! I'm looking forward to eating the top of my cake for out first anniversary! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Dan the Cakeman was one of my favorite vendors! My husband and I had a very quick engagement (4 1/2 months) so many vendors were already booked by the time we started our search. When I first contacted Cakemakers I was told they were booked for my date, after a few emails back and forth I received one from Dan saying "What is one more, I'll do it"! This was music to my ears! I had been to a few weddings before who had used him so I knew his cakes were amazing but I do believe ours were the best! He immediately jumped on board to my husbands idea of an orange and white checker board UT cake! Not only did our cakes look amazing but they tasted even better! Thank you "Dan the Cakeman" for being so easy to work with and just an overall joy!
Dan the Cakeman was one of my favorite vendors! My husband and I had a very quick engagement (4 1/2 months) so many Read more...
Dan the Cakeman was one of my favorite vendors! My husband and I had a very quick engagement (4 1/2 months) so many vendors were already booked by the time we started our search. When I first contacted Cakemakers I was told they were booked for my date, after a few emails back and forth I received one from Dan saying "What is one more, I'll do it"! This was music to my ears! I had been to a few weddings before who had used him so I knew his cakes were amazing but I do believe ours were the best! He immediately jumped on board to my husbands idea of an orange and white checker board UT cake! Not only did our cakes look amazing but they tasted even better! Thank you "Dan the Cakeman" for being so easy to work with and just an overall joy! Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
4/1/2012
4.2/5.0
I had a cherry blossom wedding theme and provided a picture to them on how I would like the cake to look. The colors of the blossoms were not exactly what I had in mind but it did still come out beautiful. Just go over the details and get it in writing :) Cake tasted wonderful and we did get compliments on it.
I had a cherry blossom wedding theme and provided a picture to them on how I would like the cake to look. The colors of Read more...
I had a cherry blossom wedding theme and provided a picture to them on how I would like the cake to look. The colors of the blossoms were not exactly what I had in mind but it did still come out beautiful. Just go over the details and get it in writing :) Cake tasted wonderful and we did get compliments on it. Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
8/6/2011
4.8/5.0
Dan the Cakeman was great! My cake was beautiful AND tasty. The only minor complaint I would have is that he is hard to get ahole of sometimes. However, that was more than made up for when I saw my cake on my wedding day! Definitely use Dan - I found him to be the best deal and taste, and I did tons of research!
Dan the Cakeman was great! My cake was beautiful AND tasty. The only minor complaint I would have is that he is hard to Read more...
Dan the Cakeman was great! My cake was beautiful AND tasty. The only minor complaint I would have is that he is hard to get ahole of sometimes. However, that was more than made up for when I saw my cake on my wedding day! Definitely use Dan - I found him to be the best deal and taste, and I did tons of research! Read less
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Twyla
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
My wedding cake was perfect! We got a groom's cake also, and it was a special design that Dan had never done before, and it was perfect too. We got a coulple of 8" rounds with samples of different icings and fillings before the wedding so we could decide the combo we liked best. Best of all Dan uses some type of buttercream icing that looks as good as fondant, but tastes MUCH better. I didn't worry about my cakes at all. Dan is a true professional, and a perfectionist.
My wedding cake was perfect! We got a groom's cake also, and it was a special design that Dan had never done before, and Read more...
My wedding cake was perfect! We got a groom's cake also, and it was a special design that Dan had never done before, and it was perfect too. We got a coulple of 8" rounds with samples of different icings and fillings before the wedding so we could decide the combo we liked best. Best of all Dan uses some type of buttercream icing that looks as good as fondant, but tastes MUCH better. I didn't worry about my cakes at all. Dan is a true professional, and a perfectionist. Read less
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Jwilkins1976
Wedding:
10/9/2009
5.0/5.0
Fabulous wedding cake. I couldn't be happier. We were amazed that he let us take home a few cakes to decide!
Fabulous wedding cake. I couldn't be happier. We were amazed that he let us take home a few cakes to decide!
Fabulous wedding cake. I couldn't be happier. We were amazed that he let us take home a few cakes to decide! Read less
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KristenOdom
Wedding:
5/2/2009
4.9/5.0
I used Dan for making my wedding cake, had someone else make the Groom's Cake. He is very nice to work with. Before ordering the cake he had two cakes for me to take home to try first. They were all so good, was very difficult to make a decision on which one. His frosting looks like fondant, but isn't....which was VERY important to me. It was as smooth as fondant, looked great, tasted great. He'll help you come up with any design to fit your budget and delivers it as well. Would highly recommend him. Unfortunately didn't get to eat much of it on the wedding day, but can't wait for our year anniversary to try it again. :)
I used Dan for making my wedding cake, had someone else make the Groom's Cake. He is very nice to work with. Before Read more...
I used Dan for making my wedding cake, had someone else make the Groom's Cake. He is very nice to work with. Before ordering the cake he had two cakes for me to take home to try first. They were all so good, was very difficult to make a decision on which one. His frosting looks like fondant, but isn't....which was VERY important to me. It was as smooth as fondant, looked great, tasted great. He'll help you come up with any design to fit your budget and delivers it as well. Would highly recommend him. Unfortunately didn't get to eat much of it on the wedding day, but can't wait for our year anniversary to try it again. :) Read less
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Whard
Wedding:
5/17/2008
4.4/5.0
Dan's Cakes are delicious! And the fact that he delivers helped me in a great way!
Dan's Cakes are delicious! And the fact that he delivers helped me in a great way!
Dan's Cakes are delicious! And the fact that he delivers helped me in a great way! Read less
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ellisne
Wedding:
5/17/2008
4.7/5.0
The cakes are delicious! Dan is a very creative guy and can design any cake you want. He is great at working with the florist and coming up with ideas. He did both our wedding cake and a red velvet armadillo groom's cake and they were both a huge hit!
The cakes are delicious! Dan is a very creative guy and can design any cake you want. He is great at working with the Read more...
The cakes are delicious! Dan is a very creative guy and can design any cake you want. He is great at working with the florist and coming up with ideas. He did both our wedding cake and a red velvet armadillo groom's cake and they were both a huge hit! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/11/2007
5.0/5.0
Dan Carey makes without a doubt the BEST tasting and looking cakes in town! I have never been so satisfied with anything in my life! My wedding cakes were delivered and looked absolutely perfect! Many of my friends wedding cakes did not even compare to the way my Bridal cake tasted and looked. He is very creative and did a great job with the Groom's cake as well! The best part is, Dan lets you have (3) 8'' round cakes to sample prior to deciding on what kind of cake flavor you want to choose for your cake, so you know what kind of quality you are getting.
Dan Carey makes without a doubt the BEST tasting and looking cakes in town! I have never been so satisfied with anything Read more...
Dan Carey makes without a doubt the BEST tasting and looking cakes in town! I have never been so satisfied with anything in my life! My wedding cakes were delivered and looked absolutely perfect! Many of my friends wedding cakes did not even compare to the way my Bridal cake tasted and looked. He is very creative and did a great job with the Groom's cake as well! The best part is, Dan lets you have (3) 8'' round cakes to sample prior to deciding on what kind of cake flavor you want to choose for your cake, so you know what kind of quality you are getting. Read less
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ash0412
Wedding:
7/12/2007
3.9/5.0
The bridal cake was wonderful and we were able to sample this one. However, the groom cake was not so good and we didn't get to sample that one or we would of not orderd that one. Also, they didn't put the correct cake topper on top. We took them the cake topper but they failed to put it on. We still don't know where it is.
The bridal cake was wonderful and we were able to sample this one. However, the groom cake was not so good and we didn't Read more...
The bridal cake was wonderful and we were able to sample this one. However, the groom cake was not so good and we didn't get to sample that one or we would of not orderd that one. Also, they didn't put the correct cake topper on top. We took them the cake topper but they failed to put it on. We still don't know where it is. Read less
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shebalib3
Wedding:
6/16/2006
4.7/5.0
We booked Cakemakers, Etc. for both our wedding and groom's cakes, and they turned out beautifully. Dan was willing to work with us on the price and what he could do for us, and he was very accomodating. Everything turned out even better than I expected, and I have wonderful pictures of both of our cakes. Not only did they look great but probably more importantly, they tasted great too!
We booked Cakemakers, Etc. for both our wedding and groom's cakes, and they turned out beautifully. Dan was willing to Read more...
We booked Cakemakers, Etc. for both our wedding and groom's cakes, and they turned out beautifully. Dan was willing to work with us on the price and what he could do for us, and he was very accomodating. Everything turned out even better than I expected, and I have wonderful pictures of both of our cakes. Not only did they look great but probably more importantly, they tasted great too! Read less
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