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Cakemakers Etc

Chattanooga , TN
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4330 Ringgold Rd, Ste B
Chattanooga, TN 37412 US (map)

PHONE

423-629-2248

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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

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was the focal point of our reception. This was my second wedding and my dress was champagne colored. Dan captured that color for my cake and embellished it with beautiful detail. It exceeded all my expectations. It was beautiful and extremely tasty.
Our wedding cake was the focal point of our reception. This was my second wedding and my dress was champagne colored. Dan Read more...
Our wedding cake was the focal point of our reception. This was my second wedding and my dress was champagne colored. Dan captured that color for my cake and embellished it with beautiful detail. It exceeded all my expectations. It was beautiful and extremely tasty. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was the focal point of our reception. This was my second wedding and my dress was champagne colored. Dan captured that color for my cake and embellished it with beautiful detail. It exceeded all my expectations. It was beautiful and extremely tasty.
Our wedding cake was the focal point of our reception. This was my second wedding and my dress was champagne colored. Dan Read more...
Our wedding cake was the focal point of our reception. This was my second wedding and my dress was champagne colored. Dan captured that color for my cake and embellished it with beautiful detail. It exceeded all my expectations. It was beautiful and extremely tasty. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Dan the Cake Man is amazing! Besides being beautiful, his cakes are absolutely delicious. He did a wonderful job with our Lego-themed cakes, and he really takes the time to work on the presentation at the venue. Everyone loved the cakes.
Dan the Cake Man is amazing! Besides being beautiful, his cakes are absolutely delicious. He did a wonderful job with our Read more...
Dan the Cake Man is amazing! Besides being beautiful, his cakes are absolutely delicious. He did a wonderful job with our Lego-themed cakes, and he really takes the time to work on the presentation at the venue. Everyone loved the cakes. Read less
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Cait
Wedding:
10/11/2014
3.6/5.0
Dan makes delicious cakes and has a real gift for decorating cakes, but we did face a couple of disappointments. My monogram cake topper wouldn't balance on my top tier, so he improvised and put it on the bottom tier. I was okay with that when I noticed it at our reception, but I was a little dismayed when I saw he clipped flowers from random plants at our venue (not even the same flowers of my bouquets/arrangements) to cover the flaw my topper created when it tipped over. I understand he was trying to cover the icing that was messed up, but I really didn't like that flowers that weren't even part of my theme/colors were added to my cake. My grooom nor I received a phone call for this before he did it, either.

We were also responsible for returning our cake base the day right after the wedding, which I don't recall hearing about at the consultation. I knew we'd need to return it, of course, but we had one day between our wedding and leaving for our honeymoon, so it was inconvenient.

I would also have appreciated a heads-up from any cake baker I chose to bring a dish or container to take home any leftover cake. We had no way to transport our remaining cake home and had to throw it away! This was my first wedding, so I have relied on vendors to advise me in their areas of expertise.
Dan makes delicious cakes and has a real gift for decorating cakes, but we did face a couple of disappointments. My Read more...
Dan makes delicious cakes and has a real gift for decorating cakes, but we did face a couple of disappointments. My monogram cake topper wouldn't balance on my top tier, so he improvised and put it on the bottom tier. I was okay with that when I noticed it at our reception, but I was a little dismayed when I saw he clipped flowers from random plants at our venue (not even the same flowers of my bouquets/arrangements) to cover the flaw my topper created when it tipped over. I understand he was trying to cover the icing that was messed up, but I really didn't like that flowers that weren't even part of my theme/colors were added to my cake. My grooom nor I received a phone call for this before he did it, either.

We were also responsible for returning our cake base the day right after the wedding, which I don't recall hearing about at the consultation. I knew we'd need to return it, of course, but we had one day between our wedding and leaving for our honeymoon, so it was inconvenient.

I would also have appreciated a heads-up from any cake baker I chose to bring a dish or container to take home any leftover cake. We had no way to transport our remaining cake home and had to throw it away! This was my first wedding, so I have relied on vendors to advise me in their areas of expertise. Read less
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Cakemakers Etc responded with the following comments:

I am surprised honestly at this review! I initial the bride purchased was drastically out of balance and would not stand. Leaving a mess on her top tier. I was forced to improvise to cover the mess and use her top. I was surprised when I was called by the couple that they were returning the stand the morning after on a Sunday. I always suggest someone to return M-T-W after. I never see a bride or groom with this item. I am sorry that this was an issue and only did what I could do to fix the issue with the top. Her wedding was outside so I delivered late to prevent the buttercream icing from melting. Her venue was 30 minutes from my shop. The flowers used were hydrangea blossoms/bushes which were very heavily scattered around the venue apparently a part of the decor. This makes me very sad to have a bride disappointed after doing all I could do under the circumstances. And they did not receive a call because they were having pictures taken on the property. I am sorry that you were disappointed. I did the only thing I knew to do under the circumstances of the time constraint and no florist being near the venue. Best Wishes to you, and your husband and son!
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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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Rebecca
Wedding:
5/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Before I had planned anything for my wedding I knew I was calling Dan the cake man for the cakes. We have used cake makers for all kinda of occasions but especially for all of my friends and families weddings. Dan is awesome he will walk you through the process and help you pick the perfect cake. If you want traditional or something a little different dan the cake man and the staff at Cakemakers are the best!
Before I had planned anything for my wedding I knew I was calling Dan the cake man for the cakes. We have used cake makers Read more...
Before I had planned anything for my wedding I knew I was calling Dan the cake man for the cakes. We have used cake makers for all kinda of occasions but especially for all of my friends and families weddings. Dan is awesome he will walk you through the process and help you pick the perfect cake. If you want traditional or something a little different dan the cake man and the staff at Cakemakers are the best! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
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:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I tried one of Dan's cakes at a wedding expo. After trying many other samples, I knew his was the cake I had to have at my wedding! Dan created a beautiful cake for me that matched my colors perfectly, and a fishing themed groom's cake for my husband. Both cakes were GONE.
I tried one of Dan's cakes at a wedding expo. After trying many other samples, I knew his was the cake I had to have at my Read more...
I tried one of Dan's cakes at a wedding expo. After trying many other samples, I knew his was the cake I had to have at my wedding! Dan created a beautiful cake for me that matched my colors perfectly, and a fishing themed groom's cake for my husband. Both cakes were GONE. Read less
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