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cakesbylinda

Falls Church , VA
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LOCATION

Falls Church, VA US 22043 (map)

PHONE

703-570-6078

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Cakes by Linda, based in Falls Chruch VA., has been one of the D.C. Metro and Northern Virginia area's master wedding cake designer for over 30 years. She is truly an artist! Her... Read more
Cakes by Linda, based in Falls Chruch VA., has been one of the D.C. Metro and Northern Virginia area's master wedding cake designer for over 30 years. She is truly an artist! Her deliciously moist creations are only equaled by her ability to create unique and elegant custom designs. Linda can also enhance your design with her gorgeous handmade sugar flowers. She is committed to making your cake something special that you and your guests will be talking about for a long time after your event.

Awards: "Extravagant sugar paste flowers and intricate details adorn these very feminine cakes." (The Washingtonian), Rated "Best Baker 2008" by Northern Virginia Magazine. Featured in Brides and Weddings Magazine of Northern Virginia, and The Knot. Featured in June 5th edition of the Falls Church News - Press 2008, Received "Best of the Knot awards 2007-2009. featured in -In Style Weddings.com.
Member of International Cake Exploration Society (ICES), Virginia cake club-(CASANOVA), where she has demonstrated various decorating techniques. Committee member of National Capital Area Cake Show (NCACS).

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INFO FOR WEDDING CAKE

Besides cakes, what other types of desserts do you provide?
Groom's Cake
What additional services do you provide?
Consultations, On-site Delivery, On-site Setup, Pickup, Tastings
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Vegan
Do you provide customary cakes, such as Croquembouche?
No
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes
Do you offer private tastings or open house tastings?
Private tastings
What are your tasting hours?
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Describe how you price, such as by slice or by tier, for your cakes?
Price by the slice
 *Military discounts given
Does the price include the top tier of the cake?
Top tier is free
Do you offer custom cakes, or do you work with pre-designed styles?
Both
What (if any) special ingredients, such as fresh fruits or farm-fresh butter, do you use in your cakes?
Fresh ingredients and a varity of flavors. Offer gluten free, eggless and vegan.
On average, how far in advance of the event do you prepare the cake?
A couple of days.
How many cakes do you schedule for a typical weekend?
Five to six
Will you work with the client's florist to garnish the cake?
Yes
What (if any) cake accessories, such as a cake stand or cake cutter, do you rent out?
Silver cake stands.
Do you offer delivery? If yes, how much is your average delivery fee?
Yes we do. Cost depends on location.l

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Terenda
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Cakes by Linda was highly recommended and her reviews are great. Her quality of service, responsiveness and professionalism were remarkable. She is very dependable. The cake was amazing inside and out. Our wedding guest love the cake design and are still talking about the cake's great flavor and freshness. We highly recommend Cakes by Linda to anyone looking for a great designed cake that is delicious.
Cakes by Linda was highly recommended and her reviews are great. Her quality of service, responsiveness and Read more...
Cakes by Linda was highly recommended and her reviews are great. Her quality of service, responsiveness and professionalism were remarkable. She is very dependable. The cake was amazing inside and out. Our wedding guest love the cake design and are still talking about the cake's great flavor and freshness. We highly recommend Cakes by Linda to anyone looking for a great designed cake that is delicious. Read less
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Rhonda
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Linda's cakes are devine! They are to die for. She has a knack for working with you to determine what kind and type of cake you are looking for. Once you set up an appointment she will have a sampling of cakes for taste testing. Her professionalism reflects in the final product.

I recommend Cakes by Linda in Falls Church, VA to anyone who is looking for a wedding cake or speciality cake for their event.
Linda's cakes are devine! They are to die for. She has a knack for working with you to determine what kind and type of Read more...
Linda's cakes are devine! They are to die for. She has a knack for working with you to determine what kind and type of cake you are looking for. Once you set up an appointment she will have a sampling of cakes for taste testing. Her professionalism reflects in the final product.

I recommend Cakes by Linda in Falls Church, VA to anyone who is looking for a wedding cake or speciality cake for their event. Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
I met Linda at one of those overwhelming Bridal Expos. I remember loving how her cake tasted and talking to her about fondant. She educated me that not all fondant is the same. He cake was moist and the right amount of sweet. It stuck with me. Deep down I knew that I wanted Linda to make my wedding cake. She works out of her home, but has made it over to accommodate her business. My Husband and I went for a cake tasting which she didn't charge us for. We got to pick the cake, filling, and icing and fondant we wanted to taste. It was all so yummy. We decided that my mom needed to be part of the decision. So I came back with my mom and Linda gave us another free tasting. Not only that, but she was flexible with what she could do to help us stay in our budget. She has fondant and butter-cream designs. She is very talented and her sugar flowers are AMAZING. In the end we chose the white almond flavor with chocolate mouse and butter-cream icing. She did a cascade of sugar flower orchids. She even let my Husband and I do a different flavor for our top tier. We got so many rave reviews on how good it tasted and there was none left over for us to take home. (Which made me sad) I can't wait to defrost our top layer and eat it next year! Thanks Cakes by Linda, you were wonderful!
I met Linda at one of those overwhelming Bridal Expos. I remember loving how her cake tasted and talking to her about Read more...
I met Linda at one of those overwhelming Bridal Expos. I remember loving how her cake tasted and talking to her about fondant. She educated me that not all fondant is the same. He cake was moist and the right amount of sweet. It stuck with me. Deep down I knew that I wanted Linda to make my wedding cake. She works out of her home, but has made it over to accommodate her business. My Husband and I went for a cake tasting which she didn't charge us for. We got to pick the cake, filling, and icing and fondant we wanted to taste. It was all so yummy. We decided that my mom needed to be part of the decision. So I came back with my mom and Linda gave us another free tasting. Not only that, but she was flexible with what she could do to help us stay in our budget. She has fondant and butter-cream designs. She is very talented and her sugar flowers are AMAZING. In the end we chose the white almond flavor with chocolate mouse and butter-cream icing. She did a cascade of sugar flower orchids. She even let my Husband and I do a different flavor for our top tier. We got so many rave reviews on how good it tasted and there was none left over for us to take home. (Which made me sad) I can't wait to defrost our top layer and eat it next year! Thanks Cakes by Linda, you were wonderful! Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
I met Linda at one of those overwhelming Bridal Expos. I remember loving how her cake tasted and talking to her about fondant. She educated me that not all fondant is the same. He cake was moist and the right amount of sweet. It stuck with me. Deep down I knew that I wanted Linda to make my wedding cake. She works out of her home, but has made it over to accommodate her business. My Husband and I went for a cake tasting which she didn't charge us for. We got to pick the cake, filling, and icing and fondant we wanted to taste. It was all so yummy. We decided that my mom needed to be part of the decision. So I came back with my mom and Linda gave us another free tasting. Not only that, but she was flexible with what she could do to help us stay in our budget. She has fondant and butter-cream designs. She is very talented and her sugar flowers are AMAZING. In the end we chose the white almond flavor with chocolate mouse and butter-cream icing. She did a cascade of sugar flower orchids. She even let my Husband and I do a different flavor for our top tier. We got so many rave reviews on how good it tasted and there was none left over for us to take home. (Which made me sad) I can't wait to defrost our top layer and eat it next year! Thanks Cakes by Linda, you were wonderful!
I met Linda at one of those overwhelming Bridal Expos. I remember loving how her cake tasted and talking to her about Read more...
I met Linda at one of those overwhelming Bridal Expos. I remember loving how her cake tasted and talking to her about fondant. She educated me that not all fondant is the same. He cake was moist and the right amount of sweet. It stuck with me. Deep down I knew that I wanted Linda to make my wedding cake. She works out of her home, but has made it over to accommodate her business. My Husband and I went for a cake tasting which she didn't charge us for. We got to pick the cake, filling, and icing and fondant we wanted to taste. It was all so yummy. We decided that my mom needed to be part of the decision. So I came back with my mom and Linda gave us another free tasting. Not only that, but she was flexible with what she could do to help us stay in our budget. She has fondant and butter-cream designs. She is very talented and her sugar flowers are AMAZING. In the end we chose the white almond flavor with chocolate mouse and butter-cream icing. She did a cascade of sugar flower orchids. She even let my Husband and I do a different flavor for our top tier. We got so many rave reviews on how good it tasted and there was none left over for us to take home. (Which made me sad) I can't wait to defrost our top layer and eat it next year! Thanks Cakes by Linda, you were wonderful! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We did several cake tastings before deciding to go with Cakes by Linda. The cake was beautiful AND delicious!
We did several cake tastings before deciding to go with Cakes by Linda. The cake was beautiful AND delicious!
We did several cake tastings before deciding to go with Cakes by Linda. The cake was beautiful AND delicious! Read less
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Sheri
Wedding:
9/15/2013
5.0/5.0
I've had all of my momentous celebration cakes done by Linda for over 30 years, she can make any visions turn into a beautiful as well as delicious creation!
I've had all of my momentous celebration cakes done by Linda for over 30 years, she can make any visions turn into a Read more...
I've had all of my momentous celebration cakes done by Linda for over 30 years, she can make any visions turn into a beautiful as well as delicious creation! Read less
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Brian
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake looked great and also tasted great as well. Linda was able to incorporated our theme into our wedding cake. We were able to have a variety of different flavors of cake.
Our wedding cake looked great and also tasted great as well. Linda was able to incorporated our theme into our wedding Read more...
Our wedding cake looked great and also tasted great as well. Linda was able to incorporated our theme into our wedding cake. We were able to have a variety of different flavors of cake. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Linda's cake was amazing! We found Linda at a Bridal Expo at the DC Convention Center. We selected her US Capitol cake as my husband and I got engaged at the Capitol Dome. What could be more appropriate! We selected a three tiered cake with two chocolate tiers, one yellow cake tier and a chocolate mousse filling. The cake was incredibly beautiful and delicious to eat. We received many compliments that the cake was a perfect addition to our wedding! Linda was responsive to my questions throughout the process and delivered the cake on time. I highly recommend her for any cake needs - it was fantastic!!!
Linda's cake was amazing! We found Linda at a Bridal Expo at the DC Convention Center. We selected her US Capitol cake as Read more...
Linda's cake was amazing! We found Linda at a Bridal Expo at the DC Convention Center. We selected her US Capitol cake as my husband and I got engaged at the Capitol Dome. What could be more appropriate! We selected a three tiered cake with two chocolate tiers, one yellow cake tier and a chocolate mousse filling. The cake was incredibly beautiful and delicious to eat. We received many compliments that the cake was a perfect addition to our wedding! Linda was responsive to my questions throughout the process and delivered the cake on time. I highly recommend her for any cake needs - it was fantastic!!! Read less
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Takeisha
Wedding:
12/8/2012
5.0/5.0
A WEDDING CAKE ARTISAN THAT DELIVERS! After meeting Ms. Linda of Cakes by Linda at a Bridal Expo and being given the opportunity to sample her numerous cake flavors and observe her designs, I knew I wanted to consider her for my wedding cake. Our wedding planners presented us to two other cake designers that were either ridiculously priced and/or questionably skilled cake artisan. We were not pleased with their vendor choices and requested they contact Cakes by Linda for a consult. From the first meeting in her living room she was professional, attentive, and courteous. She designed our cake based on our ideas and presented her estimate within a week. Cakes by Linda was paid in full 6 months prior to our wedding without hesitation or concern. Her reputation proceeds her. We didn’t have to worry about her showing up or following up with cake flavors, design changes, etc. She contacted us weeks prior to the wedding to confirm another cake tasting and to confirm design WITHOUT requesting additional money or intent to change (increase) our estimate. She was just as professional and sweet as she was months prior. Ms. Linda was one our few vendors that arrived on time and delivered to perfection. We never saw her creation until it was time to cut the cake, but many of our guests were already talking about “the cake” when we arrived at our reception. When I saw our cake…my jaw dropped….it was truly the highlight of the wedding for me. It was everything I wanted and more. The attention to detail and it was delectable. So many of our guests inquired on the designer and requested to take cake home. I highly recommend Cakes by Linda because she is professional and her designs are impeccable. She works with couples to achieve their dreams and is realistic with budgets. A small home business that delivers! Her contracts are not extensive, but her principles are lasting. She promises to deliver and she does!
A WEDDING CAKE ARTISAN THAT DELIVERS! After meeting Ms. Linda of Cakes by Linda at a Bridal Expo and being given the Read more...
A WEDDING CAKE ARTISAN THAT DELIVERS! After meeting Ms. Linda of Cakes by Linda at a Bridal Expo and being given the opportunity to sample her numerous cake flavors and observe her designs, I knew I wanted to consider her for my wedding cake. Our wedding planners presented us to two other cake designers that were either ridiculously priced and/or questionably skilled cake artisan. We were not pleased with their vendor choices and requested they contact Cakes by Linda for a consult. From the first meeting in her living room she was professional, attentive, and courteous. She designed our cake based on our ideas and presented her estimate within a week. Cakes by Linda was paid in full 6 months prior to our wedding without hesitation or concern. Her reputation proceeds her. We didn’t have to worry about her showing up or following up with cake flavors, design changes, etc. She contacted us weeks prior to the wedding to confirm another cake tasting and to confirm design WITHOUT requesting additional money or intent to change (increase) our estimate. She was just as professional and sweet as she was months prior. Ms. Linda was one our few vendors that arrived on time and delivered to perfection. We never saw her creation until it was time to cut the cake, but many of our guests were already talking about “the cake” when we arrived at our reception. When I saw our cake…my jaw dropped….it was truly the highlight of the wedding for me. It was everything I wanted and more. The attention to detail and it was delectable. So many of our guests inquired on the designer and requested to take cake home. I highly recommend Cakes by Linda because she is professional and her designs are impeccable. She works with couples to achieve their dreams and is realistic with budgets. A small home business that delivers! Her contracts are not extensive, but her principles are lasting. She promises to deliver and she does! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I loved my cake. Red velvet was DELICIOUS!!!!
I loved my cake. Red velvet was DELICIOUS!!!!
I loved my cake. Red velvet was DELICIOUS!!!! Read less
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morajam
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Everything was perfect! Cake tasted amazing and looked beautiful! Could not have asked for more!!
Everything was perfect! Cake tasted amazing and looked beautiful! Could not have asked for more!!
Everything was perfect! Cake tasted amazing and looked beautiful! Could not have asked for more!! Read less
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Matched2aT
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Because I also bake and decorate cakes, I was that client that had a drawing, reference pictures, and a distinct look in mind. Linda is wonderful. She's generous and talented. The cake tasting was in her home (where I saw her amazing professional kitchen and began planning my own future kitchen!) We enjoyed working with her and the quality of what you get is worth probably twice what she charges! Look at my pictures: I asked for a cake that had specific designs on each tier, to feed 200 people that looked like a porcelain music box.

My cake was perfect. Thank you Linda. If you can get Linda to make your cake - you should!
Because I also bake and decorate cakes, I was that client that had a drawing, reference pictures, and a distinct look in Read more...
Because I also bake and decorate cakes, I was that client that had a drawing, reference pictures, and a distinct look in mind. Linda is wonderful. She's generous and talented. The cake tasting was in her home (where I saw her amazing professional kitchen and began planning my own future kitchen!) We enjoyed working with her and the quality of what you get is worth probably twice what she charges! Look at my pictures: I asked for a cake that had specific designs on each tier, to feed 200 people that looked like a porcelain music box.

My cake was perfect. Thank you Linda. If you can get Linda to make your cake - you should! Read less
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marias
Wedding:
12/3/2011
5.0/5.0
YUM-O! Everyone is still raving about the delicious cake Linda made for my wedding - not to mention it was beautiful!
YUM-O! Everyone is still raving about the delicious cake Linda made for my wedding - not to mention it was beautiful!
YUM-O! Everyone is still raving about the delicious cake Linda made for my wedding - not to mention it was beautiful! Read less
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Gillian
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Delicious (and beautiful) cake at a great price. We received many compliments during and after the wedding.
Delicious (and beautiful) cake at a great price. We received many compliments during and after the wedding.
Delicious (and beautiful) cake at a great price. We received many compliments during and after the wedding. Read less
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Dina E.
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Linda is amazing! I came in with a picture of what I wanted my cake to look like with a few differences. She copied this picture and made it look even prettier! As funny as it sounds, my cake ended up being one of my most favortie things about the wedding. It was so incredibly stunning and all my guests couldn't stop complimenting us on the cake. It was just perfect and the taste was delicious. It tasted just as good as when we first tried it and our guests loved it!

Linda is incredibly professional, so easy to work with, very responsive, and very detailed oriented. She really knows her business! You will not go wrong using Linda's services..I loved our cake so much! Thank you ,Linda for putting in such hard work and making our cake so stunning!
Linda is amazing! I came in with a picture of what I wanted my cake to look like with a few differences. She copied this Read more...
Linda is amazing! I came in with a picture of what I wanted my cake to look like with a few differences. She copied this picture and made it look even prettier! As funny as it sounds, my cake ended up being one of my most favortie things about the wedding. It was so incredibly stunning and all my guests couldn't stop complimenting us on the cake. It was just perfect and the taste was delicious. It tasted just as good as when we first tried it and our guests loved it!

Linda is incredibly professional, so easy to work with, very responsive, and very detailed oriented. She really knows her business! You will not go wrong using Linda's services..I loved our cake so much! Thank you ,Linda for putting in such hard work and making our cake so stunning! Read less
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Cree83
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Linda made both our wedding cake and the cake for our rehearsal dinner. They were beautiful and delicious. Absolutely no complaints.
Linda made both our wedding cake and the cake for our rehearsal dinner. They were beautiful and delicious. Absolutely no Read more...
Linda made both our wedding cake and the cake for our rehearsal dinner. They were beautiful and delicious. Absolutely no complaints. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
7/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Thank you so much for my amazing wedding cake!! it was exactly what i had imagined but more! it was flawless and delicious! I would recommend you to anyone in my future who needs a cake! it was perfect!
Thank you so much for my amazing wedding cake!! it was exactly what i had imagined but more! it was flawless and Read more...
Thank you so much for my amazing wedding cake!! it was exactly what i had imagined but more! it was flawless and delicious! I would recommend you to anyone in my future who needs a cake! it was perfect! Read less
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Heidi
Wedding:
6/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Linda created a beautiful cake for our wedding. We wanted a simple and classy cake that was delicious. We tried cakes from a few caterers and found that Linda's were the most moist and tasty.

The price Linda asks is also very reasonable.
Linda created a beautiful cake for our wedding. We wanted a simple and classy cake that was delicious. We tried cakes from Read more...
Linda created a beautiful cake for our wedding. We wanted a simple and classy cake that was delicious. We tried cakes from a few caterers and found that Linda's were the most moist and tasty.

The price Linda asks is also very reasonable. Read less
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Terry
Wedding:
3/26/2011
5.0/5.0
We were 100% happy with the cake that Linda prepared for our wedding. Our cake design was classic and fairly simple and was beautifully implemented by Linda. We used the cake as our wedding favors and it was delicious! Linda's prices were better than every other cake vendor that we explored and I found her easy to work with. She responded to calls and emails in a timely fashion and got the cake delivered to the reception as scheduled. I know some comments were made about her personality but I found her easy to work with and loved my beautiful, delicious cake. Looking forward to eating the anniversary tier!
We were 100% happy with the cake that Linda prepared for our wedding. Our cake design was classic and fairly simple and Read more...
We were 100% happy with the cake that Linda prepared for our wedding. Our cake design was classic and fairly simple and was beautifully implemented by Linda. We used the cake as our wedding favors and it was delicious! Linda's prices were better than every other cake vendor that we explored and I found her easy to work with. She responded to calls and emails in a timely fashion and got the cake delivered to the reception as scheduled. I know some comments were made about her personality but I found her easy to work with and loved my beautiful, delicious cake. Looking forward to eating the anniversary tier! Read less
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Eliz
Wedding:
12/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Linda was relaxed, thoughtful and easy to work with. She provided excellent samples of cake and fillings as well as ideas. Her samples were delicious, her cake was magnificent!
Linda was relaxed, thoughtful and easy to work with. She provided excellent samples of cake and fillings as well as ideas. Read more...
Linda was relaxed, thoughtful and easy to work with. She provided excellent samples of cake and fillings as well as ideas. Her samples were delicious, her cake was magnificent! Read less
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Katharine
Wedding:
12/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Linda was very nice and our cake was delicious! We had chocoalte with raspberry filling and our top layer is lemon with lemon filling (what can I say? We love lemon).

I found a photo of WeddingBee of a cake design that I just loved. I showed it to Linda. She said she could do it. She just needed a picture and, if I knew, what bakery made it so she could call them. It was beautiful and exactly what I imagined.
Linda was very nice and our cake was delicious! We had chocoalte with raspberry filling and our top layer is lemon with Read more...
Linda was very nice and our cake was delicious! We had chocoalte with raspberry filling and our top layer is lemon with lemon filling (what can I say? We love lemon).

I found a photo of WeddingBee of a cake design that I just loved. I showed it to Linda. She said she could do it. She just needed a picture and, if I knew, what bakery made it so she could call them. It was beautiful and exactly what I imagined. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
11/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Linda did a fabulous job on our wedding cake. She was very personable when we met with her and extremely reasonably priced. Everyone commented on how delicious our cake was. It was white with almond with a cherry filling and buttercream frosting and it was beautifully decorated.
Linda did a fabulous job on our wedding cake. She was very personable when we met with her and extremely reasonably Read more...
Linda did a fabulous job on our wedding cake. She was very personable when we met with her and extremely reasonably priced. Everyone commented on how delicious our cake was. It was white with almond with a cherry filling and buttercream frosting and it was beautifully decorated. Read less
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lukaposh
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
I was recently married and selected Cakes by Linda for our wedding. Our initial taste testing was great, all the cakes tasted fabulous and Linda was great in working with what we wanted the cake to look like. All my guest commented how wonderful the cake looked and tasted! I would highly recommend Cakes by Linda to other couples.
I was recently married and selected Cakes by Linda for our wedding. Our initial taste testing was great, all the cakes Read more...
I was recently married and selected Cakes by Linda for our wedding. Our initial taste testing was great, all the cakes tasted fabulous and Linda was great in working with what we wanted the cake to look like. All my guest commented how wonderful the cake looked and tasted! I would highly recommend Cakes by Linda to other couples. Read less
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Sun8shines
Wedding:
9/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Linda did a great job with our cake! It was eaxctly what we wanted, down to matching the fondant to the color of the bridesmaids dresses. We received a lot of compliments from our guests on how good it tasted too! Great to work with, quick responses, and great quality for the price! Would definitely recommend!
Linda did a great job with our cake! It was eaxctly what we wanted, down to matching the fondant to the color of the Read more...
Linda did a great job with our cake! It was eaxctly what we wanted, down to matching the fondant to the color of the bridesmaids dresses. We received a lot of compliments from our guests on how good it tasted too! Great to work with, quick responses, and great quality for the price! Would definitely recommend! Read less
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Lindsey & Bob
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Linda did an amazing job with our wedding and groom's cakes. She met with us when was convenient for us and made the cake selection process fun and easy! The cakes turned out even better than we could have imagined and all the guests told us how much they enjoyed it!
Linda did an amazing job with our wedding and groom's cakes. She met with us when was convenient for us and made the cake Read more...
Linda did an amazing job with our wedding and groom's cakes. She met with us when was convenient for us and made the cake selection process fun and easy! The cakes turned out even better than we could have imagined and all the guests told us how much they enjoyed it! Read less
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Christy
Wedding:
7/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Linda was able to make us a beautiful cake that tasted fabulous!! She was reasonable in cost as well.
Linda was able to make us a beautiful cake that tasted fabulous!! She was reasonable in cost as well.
Linda was able to make us a beautiful cake that tasted fabulous!! She was reasonable in cost as well. Read less
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SairaLobo
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Linda's cakes are delicious. She was very professional.
Linda's cakes are delicious. She was very professional.
Linda's cakes are delicious. She was very professional. Read less
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Addy
Wedding:
8/8/2009
5.0/5.0
ummmm yum yum yum....Nobody left at our wedding without praising the cake and how well it matched our outfits...
ummmm yum yum yum....Nobody left at our wedding without praising the cake and how well it matched our outfits...
ummmm yum yum yum....Nobody left at our wedding without praising the cake and how well it matched our outfits... Read less
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Ann
Wedding:
5/30/2009
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Cakes By Linda for wedding cake services. Linda was very polite, friendly, professional and accommodating throughout the process, and her work - both cake/icing flavor and design - was exceptional. I first tasted her cake and icing flavors at a bridal showcase event, and again when I set up a separate meeting with her. She has a very efficient and helpful method of narrowing down cake design preferences, and is very flexible in accommodating your own ideas. I decided to design my own cake by combining various features that I liked on several of her cakes, and I drew her a picture and sent her a fabric swatch for color matching purposes. The end result was spectacular - the cake she created was exactly what I envisioned. Equally importantly, the cake itself was delicious - very moist and flavorful, and exactly like what I experienced at the tastings. Our guests were raving about our cake on our wedding day, and continue to give their compliments a full month later! I would highly recommend Cakes By Linda - she is very customer service-oriented, flexible, and her cakes are both beautiful and delicious!
I highly recommend Cakes By Linda for wedding cake services. Linda was very polite, friendly, professional and Read more...
I highly recommend Cakes By Linda for wedding cake services. Linda was very polite, friendly, professional and accommodating throughout the process, and her work - both cake/icing flavor and design - was exceptional. I first tasted her cake and icing flavors at a bridal showcase event, and again when I set up a separate meeting with her. She has a very efficient and helpful method of narrowing down cake design preferences, and is very flexible in accommodating your own ideas. I decided to design my own cake by combining various features that I liked on several of her cakes, and I drew her a picture and sent her a fabric swatch for color matching purposes. The end result was spectacular - the cake she created was exactly what I envisioned. Equally importantly, the cake itself was delicious - very moist and flavorful, and exactly like what I experienced at the tastings. Our guests were raving about our cake on our wedding day, and continue to give their compliments a full month later! I would highly recommend Cakes By Linda - she is very customer service-oriented, flexible, and her cakes are both beautiful and delicious! Read less
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Jami
Wedding:
10/25/2008
5.0/5.0
Yum Yum Yum! Our cake was delicous and beautiful! Linda made beauitful sugar Cala Lilies that cascaded down our cake and it was stunning. Our cake was also a good value...definitely less than other cake vendors we saw and way more delicious.

Our cake was delivered on time and was very fresh. Linda was nice, professional and great to work with.

After the reception we had a morning after brunch at the hotel and the catering staff cut up the remaining wedding cake and served it. It was even better the next day :)
Yum Yum Yum! Our cake was delicous and beautiful! Linda made beauitful sugar Cala Lilies that cascaded down our cake and Read more...
Yum Yum Yum! Our cake was delicous and beautiful! Linda made beauitful sugar Cala Lilies that cascaded down our cake and it was stunning. Our cake was also a good value...definitely less than other cake vendors we saw and way more delicious.

Our cake was delivered on time and was very fresh. Linda was nice, professional and great to work with.

After the reception we had a morning after brunch at the hotel and the catering staff cut up the remaining wedding cake and served it. It was even better the next day :) Read less
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shinkwoman
Wedding:
9/20/2008
5.0/5.0
Cakes by Linda was a home run for us - easy to work with, flexible, and most importantly the cake looked and tasted fantastic. Many compliments from our guests!
Cakes by Linda was a home run for us - easy to work with, flexible, and most importantly the cake looked and tasted Read more...
Cakes by Linda was a home run for us - easy to work with, flexible, and most importantly the cake looked and tasted fantastic. Many compliments from our guests! Read less
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Weebit
Wedding:
5/17/2008
5.0/5.0
Linda is a very talented cake maker. I made my appointment and went to it. She sat down with my husband and I and we were able to pick what we wanted and how we wanted it. My cake was so beautiful that at my wedding reception no one wanted to touch it because they thought it was the most beautiful thing they had ever seen. It tasted great too.
Linda is a very talented cake maker. I made my appointment and went to it. She sat down with my husband and I and we were Read more...
Linda is a very talented cake maker. I made my appointment and went to it. She sat down with my husband and I and we were able to pick what we wanted and how we wanted it. My cake was so beautiful that at my wedding reception no one wanted to touch it because they thought it was the most beautiful thing they had ever seen. It tasted great too. Read less
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MH08
Wedding:
5/3/2008
5.0/5.0
Just a few words, we LOVED the cake. The only request my husband asked for was good cake. We came across Cakes by Linda from our venue brochure, and I did some additional internet search on it. All the reviews said the cakes were good so we went for a tasting. To begin with, the house smells of fresh baked cake (my fiance loved it). We considered her cake selection system very efficient, no point on going over and over pages of cakes. Her flavor selections are yuummyy!! and the cake is moist and tasty. We choose a combination of yellow cake, almond cake with buttercream frosting. At first we ordered it for a 100 guests which was exactly our amount, but we changed the order for 150 guests, we were glad we did it because there was no cake left after the wedding, every single piece was gone. So far I have received multiple compliments in our choice of cake.
Just a few words, we LOVED the cake. The only request my husband asked for was good cake. We came across Cakes by Linda Read more...
Just a few words, we LOVED the cake. The only request my husband asked for was good cake. We came across Cakes by Linda from our venue brochure, and I did some additional internet search on it. All the reviews said the cakes were good so we went for a tasting. To begin with, the house smells of fresh baked cake (my fiance loved it). We considered her cake selection system very efficient, no point on going over and over pages of cakes. Her flavor selections are yuummyy!! and the cake is moist and tasty. We choose a combination of yellow cake, almond cake with buttercream frosting. At first we ordered it for a 100 guests which was exactly our amount, but we changed the order for 150 guests, we were glad we did it because there was no cake left after the wedding, every single piece was gone. So far I have received multiple compliments in our choice of cake. Read less
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Tania
Wedding:
5/3/2008
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was terrific. We requested orange champagne and white almond cake with raspberry filling on two layers and chocolate mousse filling on the third. We selected buttercream frosting (I don't like fondant) and a fondant ribbon topping. Not only was the cake stunning and beautiful, but it was exceptional in its flavor and texture. Some of our guests had multiple pieces, and almost everyone commented on how delicious the cake was. I made sure my husband and I both had a piece and we were both delighted. I generally do not like wedding cake, but I loved this cake. My guests have very discerning tastes and all were impressed. Finally, I was very pleased with the value. We received a 5 star cake at an excellent price.
Our wedding cake was terrific. We requested orange champagne and white almond cake with raspberry filling on two layers Read more...
Our wedding cake was terrific. We requested orange champagne and white almond cake with raspberry filling on two layers and chocolate mousse filling on the third. We selected buttercream frosting (I don't like fondant) and a fondant ribbon topping. Not only was the cake stunning and beautiful, but it was exceptional in its flavor and texture. Some of our guests had multiple pieces, and almost everyone commented on how delicious the cake was. I made sure my husband and I both had a piece and we were both delighted. I generally do not like wedding cake, but I loved this cake. My guests have very discerning tastes and all were impressed. Finally, I was very pleased with the value. We received a 5 star cake at an excellent price. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
1/5/2008
5.0/5.0
She did a fantastic job on the cake. It was exactly how I wanted it.
She did a fantastic job on the cake. It was exactly how I wanted it.
She did a fantastic job on the cake. It was exactly how I wanted it. Read less
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asmith
Wedding:
11/30/2007
5.0/5.0
The cake was wonderful and turned out just like we asked. However we were a bit taken back when we went to her house and saw how the cake was made. We thought it might end up with dog hair in it because she made it in her kitchen however it turned out very nice .
The cake was wonderful and turned out just like we asked. However we were a bit taken back when we went to her house and Read more...
The cake was wonderful and turned out just like we asked. However we were a bit taken back when we went to her house and saw how the cake was made. We thought it might end up with dog hair in it because she made it in her kitchen however it turned out very nice . Read less
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Dena
Wedding:
5/21/2006
5.0/5.0
Linda's cakes are to die for and a great price. She works out of her own home and is wonderful to work with. I knew what I wanted and had a picture that she copied perfectly. The cake was so moist and I can't wait to try our top tier on our one year anniversary!
Linda's cakes are to die for and a great price. She works out of her own home and is wonderful to work with. I knew what I Read more...
Linda's cakes are to die for and a great price. She works out of her own home and is wonderful to work with. I knew what I wanted and had a picture that she copied perfectly. The cake was so moist and I can't wait to try our top tier on our one year anniversary! Read less
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Ruedeeporn
Wedding:
9/30/2012
4.9/5.0
It's took us until last minute to find the wedding cake that we like but finally we found cake by Linda and her cake was the best!
It's took us until last minute to find the wedding cake that we like but finally we found cake by Linda and her cake was Read more...
It's took us until last minute to find the wedding cake that we like but finally we found cake by Linda and her cake was the best! Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
9/2/2012
4.9/5.0
If you get the chance to taste Linda's cakes, you'll understand why we had to have one!
They're amazing tasting, and beautiful. She helped us create a dream cake from just a few ideas we had.
I am allergic to eggs, so she was also able to create a cake I could eat. She is great with dietary needs.
The only thing that I can say is I wish she lived closer to me so I could use her for every birthday and holiday that needs a cake! Although I cannot wait for our anniversary so we can eat our top tier of our cake from the freezer :)
If you get the chance to taste Linda's cakes, you'll understand why we had to have one!
They're amazing tasting, and Read more...
If you get the chance to taste Linda's cakes, you'll understand why we had to have one!
They're amazing tasting, and beautiful. She helped us create a dream cake from just a few ideas we had.
I am allergic to eggs, so she was also able to create a cake I could eat. She is great with dietary needs.
The only thing that I can say is I wish she lived closer to me so I could use her for every birthday and holiday that needs a cake! Although I cannot wait for our anniversary so we can eat our top tier of our cake from the freezer :) Read less
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Ainsilie
Wedding:
7/31/2010
4.9/5.0
Linda is a pleasure to work with!!!! She is extremely patient, very responsive to emails, and very cost effective. We had cupcakes, a sweetheart cake, and a groomsman "cake" made out of cupcakes at our wedding. Everything was DELICIOUS!! Many of our guests ate 2 or 3 cupcakes each because they were so good! Linda did a fabulous job decorating everything, and was very patient with me changing my mind many times! I took off a half star in quality of service only because the groomsman "cupcake cake" was beautiful and tasted delicious, but the outer edges weren't very straight and made it look just a tad sloppy.

She delivered everything on time and 110% reliable. As I mentioned, Linda is a pleasure to work with and did a fabulous job!! Thank you, Linda!
Linda is a pleasure to work with!!!! She is extremely patient, very responsive to emails, and very cost effective. We had Read more...
Linda is a pleasure to work with!!!! She is extremely patient, very responsive to emails, and very cost effective. We had cupcakes, a sweetheart cake, and a groomsman "cake" made out of cupcakes at our wedding. Everything was DELICIOUS!! Many of our guests ate 2 or 3 cupcakes each because they were so good! Linda did a fabulous job decorating everything, and was very patient with me changing my mind many times! I took off a half star in quality of service only because the groomsman "cupcake cake" was beautiful and tasted delicious, but the outer edges weren't very straight and made it look just a tad sloppy.

She delivered everything on time and 110% reliable. As I mentioned, Linda is a pleasure to work with and did a fabulous job!! Thank you, Linda! Read less
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McBRIDE the BRIDE
Wedding:
6/4/2010
4.9/5.0
Linda makes the best frosting in the world and you will adore her cakes! She is also the woman you want around if there is a problem. We had a little cake disaster on the day of the wedding (think cake sliding and falling on the floor) and Linda was fabulous and was able to fix the cake (bottom layer ended up being fake and covered with frosting but no one knew), provide us with extra sheet cakes in case we needed them (which we totally did) and even refund part of our cake price after the fact! She saved the day and NO one even had realized what happened! to top it off, the cake looked beautiful an was exactly what I wanted. I would highly recommend her to any savy bride!
Linda makes the best frosting in the world and you will adore her cakes! She is also the woman you want around if there is Read more...
Linda makes the best frosting in the world and you will adore her cakes! She is also the woman you want around if there is a problem. We had a little cake disaster on the day of the wedding (think cake sliding and falling on the floor) and Linda was fabulous and was able to fix the cake (bottom layer ended up being fake and covered with frosting but no one knew), provide us with extra sheet cakes in case we needed them (which we totally did) and even refund part of our cake price after the fact! She saved the day and NO one even had realized what happened! to top it off, the cake looked beautiful an was exactly what I wanted. I would highly recommend her to any savy bride! Read less
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Stephen
Wedding:
3/30/2010
4.9/5.0
The cake was far more delicious and inexpensive than some of the other local,more well-known competitors.Everyone could not stop talking about how realistic and perfect it was! It actually looked like a real hamburger! I could not have asked for better service or a better product!
The cake was far more delicious and inexpensive than some of the other local,more well-known competitors.Everyone could Read more...
The cake was far more delicious and inexpensive than some of the other local,more well-known competitors.Everyone could not stop talking about how realistic and perfect it was! It actually looked like a real hamburger! I could not have asked for better service or a better product! Read less
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Mariana
Wedding:
8/22/2009
4.9/5.0
The cake was beautiful, matched our colors and flowers. It was exactly what we wanted and very delicious! The best cake was by far the best out of all the vendors were tried.
The cake was beautiful, matched our colors and flowers. It was exactly what we wanted and very delicious! The best cake Read more...
The cake was beautiful, matched our colors and flowers. It was exactly what we wanted and very delicious! The best cake was by far the best out of all the vendors were tried. Read less
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eightchim
Wedding:
7/3/2009
4.9/5.0
Linda was very professional and easy to work with. We ordered the vanilla almond flavored cake and got compliments from just about everyone at the reception that it was the best wedding cake they had ever had.
Linda was very professional and easy to work with. We ordered the vanilla almond flavored cake and got compliments from Read more...
Linda was very professional and easy to work with. We ordered the vanilla almond flavored cake and got compliments from just about everyone at the reception that it was the best wedding cake they had ever had. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
5/26/2007
4.9/5.0
We got just what we asked for! The cake looked great and tasted good!
We got just what we asked for! The cake looked great and tasted good!
We got just what we asked for! The cake looked great and tasted good! Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
9/24/2011
4.8/5.0
I thought Cakes by Linda did a very good job with my cake. Linda is very professional and also very flexible. I had changed my mind with the design of the cake once and she didn't have any problem with it. She was also very responsive when I had lots of questions and her cakes are reasonably priced. I was a tad disappointed with two things: I had shown her a picture of the design for the cake I wanted which had a burgundy ribbon of fondant around the cake. The fondant ribbon around my cake was more of a purple color than burgundy which was one of my wedding colors so it didn't match as I would have liked. The other thing was that I had ordered carrot cake for the cake flavor and it ended up being more of a spice cake instead. It was still very good and I received many compliments on the cake!
I thought Cakes by Linda did a very good job with my cake. Linda is very professional and also very flexible. I had Read more...
I thought Cakes by Linda did a very good job with my cake. Linda is very professional and also very flexible. I had changed my mind with the design of the cake once and she didn't have any problem with it. She was also very responsive when I had lots of questions and her cakes are reasonably priced. I was a tad disappointed with two things: I had shown her a picture of the design for the cake I wanted which had a burgundy ribbon of fondant around the cake. The fondant ribbon around my cake was more of a purple color than burgundy which was one of my wedding colors so it didn't match as I would have liked. The other thing was that I had ordered carrot cake for the cake flavor and it ended up being more of a spice cake instead. It was still very good and I received many compliments on the cake! Read less
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Pamela
Wedding:
12/11/2010
4.8/5.0
Nice designs and took a little longer than expected (though my fault since i was indecisive). Wonderful and yummy red velvet grooms cake...the guests were asking who baked such a luscious cake.
Nice designs and took a little longer than expected (though my fault since i was indecisive). Wonderful and yummy red Read more...
Nice designs and took a little longer than expected (though my fault since i was indecisive). Wonderful and yummy red velvet grooms cake...the guests were asking who baked such a luscious cake. Read less
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katgrad
Wedding:
10/2/2010
4.8/5.0
The cake was absolutely delicious. We opted for a very simple design but Linda definitely can do beautiful, highly designed cakes. Her sugar flowers are gorgeous.

She provided tips on how to store the top of the cake and had beautiful cake stands available to rent.
The cake was absolutely delicious. We opted for a very simple design but Linda definitely can do beautiful, highly Read more...
The cake was absolutely delicious. We opted for a very simple design but Linda definitely can do beautiful, highly designed cakes. Her sugar flowers are gorgeous.

She provided tips on how to store the top of the cake and had beautiful cake stands available to rent. Read less
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stephtuti
Wedding:
7/3/2010
4.8/5.0
Delicious cake! We had a almond cake with raspberry filling and it was absolutely delicious! Everyone loved it!
Delicious cake! We had a almond cake with raspberry filling and it was absolutely delicious! Everyone loved it!
Delicious cake! We had a almond cake with raspberry filling and it was absolutely delicious! Everyone loved it! Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
4/17/2010
4.8/5.0
My husband and I were looking for something, simply put, delicious. We're both originally from NY and finding a cake in areas like DC where there are no real bakeries worried us, but we found Linda. We went the somewhat traditional route of white cake and white buttercream (with a simple design). We loved our cake, and all of our guests raved about how delicious the cake was! (Even the self proclaimed cake snob.) We couldn't have been happier with the way the cake tasted. And on top of that, Linda's prices are very reasonable for the DC area; of all the cakes we tasted, she not only tasted the best, she was also the least expensive. Highly recommend!
My husband and I were looking for something, simply put, delicious. We're both originally from NY and finding a cake in Read more...
My husband and I were looking for something, simply put, delicious. We're both originally from NY and finding a cake in areas like DC where there are no real bakeries worried us, but we found Linda. We went the somewhat traditional route of white cake and white buttercream (with a simple design). We loved our cake, and all of our guests raved about how delicious the cake was! (Even the self proclaimed cake snob.) We couldn't have been happier with the way the cake tasted. And on top of that, Linda's prices are very reasonable for the DC area; of all the cakes we tasted, she not only tasted the best, she was also the least expensive. Highly recommend! Read less
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antibride
Wedding:
2/6/2010
4.8/5.0
Cake was absolutely delicious!! Every single person that made it to the wedding agreed - and everyone took home seconds. Linda is also pretty flexible if you want to suggest your own design, which is cool. We actually switched our design on her after our first meeting (went from one of her stock designs to designing it ourselves), and she expressed no issues with it. Very reasonably priced compared to some of the larger shops (although perhaps fewer choices for flavors and fillings). We were just thankful Linda was able to get the cake to our venue before the snowstorm in which we got married got too bad!
Cake was absolutely delicious!! Every single person that made it to the wedding agreed - and everyone took home seconds. Read more...
Cake was absolutely delicious!! Every single person that made it to the wedding agreed - and everyone took home seconds. Linda is also pretty flexible if you want to suggest your own design, which is cool. We actually switched our design on her after our first meeting (went from one of her stock designs to designing it ourselves), and she expressed no issues with it. Very reasonably priced compared to some of the larger shops (although perhaps fewer choices for flavors and fillings). We were just thankful Linda was able to get the cake to our venue before the snowstorm in which we got married got too bad! Read less
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m
Wedding:
1/12/2008
4.8/5.0
The cake was beautiful and delicious! I can't wait to eat it on my anniversary. Linda is very creative and talented.
The cake was beautiful and delicious! I can't wait to eat it on my anniversary. Linda is very creative and talented.
The cake was beautiful and delicious! I can't wait to eat it on my anniversary. Linda is very creative and talented. Read less
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LeAnda
Wedding:
9/8/2007
4.8/5.0
I loved my cake! It was exactly what I wanted. And yummy!
I loved my cake! It was exactly what I wanted. And yummy!
I loved my cake! It was exactly what I wanted. And yummy! Read less
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Joy
Wedding:
2/24/2007
4.8/5.0
Linda has provided wedding cakes for 4 family weddings to date. Her cakes are delicious and beautiful as well as being well-priced.
Linda has provided wedding cakes for 4 family weddings to date. Her cakes are delicious and beautiful as well as being Read more...
Linda has provided wedding cakes for 4 family weddings to date. Her cakes are delicious and beautiful as well as being well-priced. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.7/5.0
I'm very sad that I actually never got a chance to try the cake... everyone said it was delicious though! Linda is always very responsive. She typically prefers to communicate over the phone or in person. Whenever I emailed her she would always call me back by the next day. She has a nice selection of cakes that she has designed. We chose one and modified the flowers and colors on it. It was beautiful.
I'm very sad that I actually never got a chance to try the cake... everyone said it was delicious though! Linda is always Read more...
I'm very sad that I actually never got a chance to try the cake... everyone said it was delicious though! Linda is always very responsive. She typically prefers to communicate over the phone or in person. Whenever I emailed her she would always call me back by the next day. She has a nice selection of cakes that she has designed. We chose one and modified the flowers and colors on it. It was beautiful. Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
9/17/2011
4.7/5.0
Linda was very easy to work with and the cake looked great. Her prices are also very reasonable, especially when compared with some of the pricey DC bakeries. Unfortunately, I only got to eat the little piece my husband fed me, but the guests said it was delicious. I can't wait until next year to take the top tier out of the freezer!!
Linda was very easy to work with and the cake looked great. Her prices are also very reasonable, especially when compared Read more...
Linda was very easy to work with and the cake looked great. Her prices are also very reasonable, especially when compared with some of the pricey DC bakeries. Unfortunately, I only got to eat the little piece my husband fed me, but the guests said it was delicious. I can't wait until next year to take the top tier out of the freezer!! Read less
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Jonathan
Wedding:
4/29/2010
4.7/5.0
The price was more then fair.Our cake was exactly what we expected and more.Many comments from guests.They were flexible, provided us with a free sample of the truffles, and helpful in helping us pick designs.Thanks guys!
The price was more then fair.Our cake was exactly what we expected and more.Many comments from guests.They were flexible, Read more...
The price was more then fair.Our cake was exactly what we expected and more.Many comments from guests.They were flexible, provided us with a free sample of the truffles, and helpful in helping us pick designs.Thanks guys! Read less
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ARong
Wedding:
5/29/2007
4.7/5.0
Linda did a fabulous job on my wedding cake. The cake was absolutely beautiful. I just wish I'd gotten more than the first bite!
Linda did a fabulous job on my wedding cake. The cake was absolutely beautiful. I just wish I'd gotten more than the first Read more...
Linda did a fabulous job on my wedding cake. The cake was absolutely beautiful. I just wish I'd gotten more than the first bite! Read less
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Annie
Wedding:
3/24/2007
4.7/5.0
This was the most delicious cake out of all the cakes we tried. Also, she was able and willing to make alternative diet cakes - gluten free, vegan, etc. Our cake was beautiful and absolutely delicious. I would not have done anything differently.
This was the most delicious cake out of all the cakes we tried. Also, she was able and willing to make alternative diet Read more...
This was the most delicious cake out of all the cakes we tried. Also, she was able and willing to make alternative diet cakes - gluten free, vegan, etc. Our cake was beautiful and absolutely delicious. I would not have done anything differently. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
Linda made a beautiful wedding cake that was a 4 tiered chocolate and red velvet cake. It looked absolutely beautiful and grandesque. Linda even put our personal logo that I designed for our invitations on it - and it turned out beautifully.

The only issue was that the piece of cake we ate was somewhat dry and not moist. I am not sure if this was just the piece that i happened to eat, or if it was the whole cake itself. But the cakes that we ate during testing were really moist and creamy. we will be eating the rest of the cake on our 1st year anniversary so we will update this once we have eaten after a year. Overall, Linda's designs were AMAZING and I had not seen those designs at other cake vendors. I would recommend her for any bride who wants a beautiful cake.
Linda made a beautiful wedding cake that was a 4 tiered chocolate and red velvet cake. It looked absolutely beautiful and Read more...
Linda made a beautiful wedding cake that was a 4 tiered chocolate and red velvet cake. It looked absolutely beautiful and grandesque. Linda even put our personal logo that I designed for our invitations on it - and it turned out beautifully.

The only issue was that the piece of cake we ate was somewhat dry and not moist. I am not sure if this was just the piece that i happened to eat, or if it was the whole cake itself. But the cakes that we ate during testing were really moist and creamy. we will be eating the rest of the cake on our 1st year anniversary so we will update this once we have eaten after a year. Overall, Linda's designs were AMAZING and I had not seen those designs at other cake vendors. I would recommend her for any bride who wants a beautiful cake. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
5/11/2013
4.6/5.0
We had our wedding cake done by Linda this past weekend! The cake was the most beautiful cake I've ever seen! I did think it was a little pricey but then again wedding cakes are expensive! The hand made sugar flower looked so amazing and it was so sad to actually cut up our cake, it was a work of art!
We had our wedding cake done by Linda this past weekend! The cake was the most beautiful cake I've ever seen! I did think Read more...
We had our wedding cake done by Linda this past weekend! The cake was the most beautiful cake I've ever seen! I did think it was a little pricey but then again wedding cakes are expensive! The hand made sugar flower looked so amazing and it was so sad to actually cut up our cake, it was a work of art! Read less
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mnearpass
Wedding:
8/21/2010
4.6/5.0
This was hands down the best cake I have ever had in my life. I don't normally like cake as the frosting is either too sweet or there is too much of it, or the cake is to dry. When we tasted Linda's cake though I knew that we were done looking. Her cakes were the moistest cakes I have ever eaten and the there is the perfect amount of frosting to cake ratio. She also has some great, classic designs which still look modern. We also had Linda make the Grooms Cake when we went to meet with her to discuss designs we threw out a lot of crazy ideas and she was able to incorporate them all into a great cake!
This was hands down the best cake I have ever had in my life. I don't normally like cake as the frosting is either too Read more...
This was hands down the best cake I have ever had in my life. I don't normally like cake as the frosting is either too sweet or there is too much of it, or the cake is to dry. When we tasted Linda's cake though I knew that we were done looking. Her cakes were the moistest cakes I have ever eaten and the there is the perfect amount of frosting to cake ratio. She also has some great, classic designs which still look modern. We also had Linda make the Grooms Cake when we went to meet with her to discuss designs we threw out a lot of crazy ideas and she was able to incorporate them all into a great cake! Read less
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Sessa
Wedding:
5/3/2008
4.6/5.0
Wonderful cakes! Beautiful and delicious!!
Wonderful cakes! Beautiful and delicious!!
Wonderful cakes! Beautiful and delicious!! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
8/21/2010
4.5/5.0
Linda's cake was absolutely delicious and the price was definitely good for what we needed. My one complaint was the look of the cake. We had a buttercream frosting, and Linda was going to make a fondant ribbon around the base of the tiers in our blue and yellow colors. The end look was pretty messy. The colors had bled onto each other and onto the white butter cream leaving blue, yellow, and shades of green everywhere.
Linda's cake was absolutely delicious and the price was definitely good for what we needed. My one complaint was the look Read more...
Linda's cake was absolutely delicious and the price was definitely good for what we needed. My one complaint was the look of the cake. We had a buttercream frosting, and Linda was going to make a fondant ribbon around the base of the tiers in our blue and yellow colors. The end look was pretty messy. The colors had bled onto each other and onto the white butter cream leaving blue, yellow, and shades of green everywhere. Read less
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mmb50298
Wedding:
7/25/2009
4.5/5.0
For my wedding, I ordered a three tier wedding cake and a groom's cake. The wedding cake was delicious, even though I can't stand fondant on cakes. The groom's cake was everyone's favorite. My groom loves baseball, and Linda made a baseball field with an orioles hat on top. It was adorable! On the inside, it was pistachio cake with raspberry filling. The cake was so moist and tasted great.
For my wedding, I ordered a three tier wedding cake and a groom's cake. The wedding cake was delicious, even though I Read more...
For my wedding, I ordered a three tier wedding cake and a groom's cake. The wedding cake was delicious, even though I can't stand fondant on cakes. The groom's cake was everyone's favorite. My groom loves baseball, and Linda made a baseball field with an orioles hat on top. It was adorable! On the inside, it was pistachio cake with raspberry filling. The cake was so moist and tasted great. Read less
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Patty
Wedding:
7/15/2006
4.5/5.0
Once we picked the cake style we wanted, she was able to match my wedding colors very well. The cake was amazing and tasted great. We save the top for our one year anniversary and enjoyed it all over again!
Once we picked the cake style we wanted, she was able to match my wedding colors very well. The cake was amazing and Read more...
Once we picked the cake style we wanted, she was able to match my wedding colors very well. The cake was amazing and tasted great. We save the top for our one year anniversary and enjoyed it all over again! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/24/2010
4.4/5.0
We decided to use Cakes by Linda because my fiance's sisters had used her for their weddings. I was a bit skeptical at first when we pulled up and her business is actually run out of her house, however, I was pleasantly surprised.

We chose a mixture of chocolate and white rum cake with raspberry filling. The cake was so moist and delicious. It was by far the best cake we tried and by far the cheapest price ($4/slice) we found in the Arlington area.

It took me a while to figure out what I wanted the cake to look like but once I did I just set a picture to Linda and she followed the design for our wedding cake.

The cake turned out great. We chose not to do the fondant because we didn't like the taste but the buttercream frosting design was beautiful and even better it tasted great!
We decided to use Cakes by Linda because my fiance's sisters had used her for their weddings. I was a bit skeptical at Read more...
We decided to use Cakes by Linda because my fiance's sisters had used her for their weddings. I was a bit skeptical at first when we pulled up and her business is actually run out of her house, however, I was pleasantly surprised.

We chose a mixture of chocolate and white rum cake with raspberry filling. The cake was so moist and delicious. It was by far the best cake we tried and by far the cheapest price ($4/slice) we found in the Arlington area.

It took me a while to figure out what I wanted the cake to look like but once I did I just set a picture to Linda and she followed the design for our wedding cake.

The cake turned out great. We chose not to do the fondant because we didn't like the taste but the buttercream frosting design was beautiful and even better it tasted great! Read less
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Mindi
Wedding:
7/3/2010
4.4/5.0
Let me start by saying that the cake was delicious and not one bite was left! What better feedback could one want for a wedding cake? We opted for two buttercream iced tiers with white with almond and orange champagne layers separated by chocolate mousse filling. YUM! (Quality of Service and Value for Cost scores.)

We looked through Linda's extensive portfolio to decide on the cake design. Although she did not have exactly what we were looking for, we chose one design with some modifications (color and the addition of a ribbon around the bottom of each tier). The look of the cake was somewhat of a surprise since we didn't select one of the designs from her portfolio, but the cake was beautiful. (Quality of Service score.)

My only regret was that we didn't request an additional small tier for the top to save for our first anniversary. Linda was pretty insistent on the number of tiers she would provide for the number of guests we were expecting. We managed to consume the entire cake because the cake service was plated and we were near the top-end guest count for two tiers. Also, I felt like we had to talk her into the cake delivery because she stated frequently how many other deliveries she had for our wedding day. (Flexibility and Professionalism scores.)

I prefer to communicate via email to have everything documented and had to use the cakesbylinda web site to find an email contact for her. It would have been helpful if a contact email was provided on her contract. (Responsiveness score.)

One other area for concern was that Linda called me the week before the wedding to state that I had not paid her the balance. That caused a little bit of a panic for me. I had indeed paid the balance the week prior as contractually obligated, and the charge had already posted to my credit card. Having to take the time out during a very hectic and stressful time to address the payment uncertainty was unpleasant to say the least. I understand that mix-ups happen, but I would have preferred that she double-check her records before busying the bride. Since she contacted me on a Saturday during which she had delivery obligations, it took several calls/hours to get this resolved. (Professionalism and Responsiveness scores.)

Linda is pretty low-key, so don't let that deter you for securing her services. The cake was delicious and her prices were reasonable. (Value for Cost score.)
Let me start by saying that the cake was delicious and not one bite was left! What better feedback could one want for a Read more...
Let me start by saying that the cake was delicious and not one bite was left! What better feedback could one want for a wedding cake? We opted for two buttercream iced tiers with white with almond and orange champagne layers separated by chocolate mousse filling. YUM! (Quality of Service and Value for Cost scores.)

We looked through Linda's extensive portfolio to decide on the cake design. Although she did not have exactly what we were looking for, we chose one design with some modifications (color and the addition of a ribbon around the bottom of each tier). The look of the cake was somewhat of a surprise since we didn't select one of the designs from her portfolio, but the cake was beautiful. (Quality of Service score.)

My only regret was that we didn't request an additional small tier for the top to save for our first anniversary. Linda was pretty insistent on the number of tiers she would provide for the number of guests we were expecting. We managed to consume the entire cake because the cake service was plated and we were near the top-end guest count for two tiers. Also, I felt like we had to talk her into the cake delivery because she stated frequently how many other deliveries she had for our wedding day. (Flexibility and Professionalism scores.)

I prefer to communicate via email to have everything documented and had to use the cakesbylinda web site to find an email contact for her. It would have been helpful if a contact email was provided on her contract. (Responsiveness score.)

One other area for concern was that Linda called me the week before the wedding to state that I had not paid her the balance. That caused a little bit of a panic for me. I had indeed paid the balance the week prior as contractually obligated, and the charge had already posted to my credit card. Having to take the time out during a very hectic and stressful time to address the payment uncertainty was unpleasant to say the least. I understand that mix-ups happen, but I would have preferred that she double-check her records before busying the bride. Since she contacted me on a Saturday during which she had delivery obligations, it took several calls/hours to get this resolved. (Professionalism and Responsiveness scores.)

Linda is pretty low-key, so don't let that deter you for securing her services. The cake was delicious and her prices were reasonable. (Value for Cost score.) Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
4/21/2007
4.4/5.0
Our wedding cake was delicious. However, I found Linda to be distant and unpersonable. If you don't care much about interacting with your vendors, Cakes by Linda will be fine for you. But if you want an experience and care about the cake tasting (she doesn't do much for a tasting) you may want to try somewhere else. All in all, I recommend.
Our wedding cake was delicious. However, I found Linda to be distant and unpersonable. If you don't care much about Read more...
Our wedding cake was delicious. However, I found Linda to be distant and unpersonable. If you don't care much about interacting with your vendors, Cakes by Linda will be fine for you. But if you want an experience and care about the cake tasting (she doesn't do much for a tasting) you may want to try somewhere else. All in all, I recommend. Read less
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Shin Young
Wedding:
10/27/2007
4.3/5.0
We found this vendor when we visited a wedding expo. Her cake is awesome, we had Orange champagne flavor and we loved it. The only thing we think weird is that Linda doesn't have much sense of humor. She is professional but we didn't get the warm fuzzy feeling from her but rather cold looks/responses. But we are not looking to make friends here we just want to get awesome cakes and she really delivered. The cake looks gorgeous and the detail is exquisite and delicate, it looked just like what we saw in the picture in her book. I would highly recommend her but we warn about her personality.
We found this vendor when we visited a wedding expo. Her cake is awesome, we had Orange champagne flavor and we loved it. Read more...
We found this vendor when we visited a wedding expo. Her cake is awesome, we had Orange champagne flavor and we loved it. The only thing we think weird is that Linda doesn't have much sense of humor. She is professional but we didn't get the warm fuzzy feeling from her but rather cold looks/responses. But we are not looking to make friends here we just want to get awesome cakes and she really delivered. The cake looks gorgeous and the detail is exquisite and delicate, it looked just like what we saw in the picture in her book. I would highly recommend her but we warn about her personality. Read less
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Candyapple
Wedding:
5/30/2009
4.2/5.0
Our cake was gorgeous and was definitely the most moist and delicious cake I have ever had. It was a little difficult to communicate after initial consultation but everything worked out great.
Our cake was gorgeous and was definitely the most moist and delicious cake I have ever had. It was a little difficult to Read more...
Our cake was gorgeous and was definitely the most moist and delicious cake I have ever had. It was a little difficult to communicate after initial consultation but everything worked out great. Read less
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Kira
Wedding:
6/16/2007
4.2/5.0
The cake was delicious and beautiful!
The cake was delicious and beautiful!
The cake was delicious and beautiful! Read less
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k&mmullervy
Wedding:
6/17/2006
4.2/5.0
At first, Linda from Cakes by Linda may appear dry and not interested but the fact is she makes good cakes and provides them at a reasonable price. She's one of the top wedding cake vendors in this area for that reason.
At first, Linda from Cakes by Linda may appear dry and not interested but the fact is she makes good cakes and provides Read more...
At first, Linda from Cakes by Linda may appear dry and not interested but the fact is she makes good cakes and provides them at a reasonable price. She's one of the top wedding cake vendors in this area for that reason. Read less
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Keisha
Wedding:
10/31/2010
4.1/5.0
Cake was great- moist, great flavors and fondant was above average. She was able to copy a design from our Save the Date on to the cake in fondant. Impressive. No surprises. She was straight to the point and delivered all that was promised. Very easy to work with.
Cake was great- moist, great flavors and fondant was above average. She was able to copy a design from our Save the Date Read more...
Cake was great- moist, great flavors and fondant was above average. She was able to copy a design from our Save the Date on to the cake in fondant. Impressive. No surprises. She was straight to the point and delivered all that was promised. Very easy to work with. Read less
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Kirstin
Wedding:
1/3/2004
4.1/5.0
She gave me that cake that I had pictured and it tasted great. But, she was going to be out of town on my wedding day and getting her equipment back to her was a bit of a problem.
She gave me that cake that I had pictured and it tasted great. But, she was going to be out of town on my wedding day and Read more...
She gave me that cake that I had pictured and it tasted great. But, she was going to be out of town on my wedding day and getting her equipment back to her was a bit of a problem. Read less
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Randi
Wedding:
11/5/2010
4.0/5.0
The cake was delicious!
The cake was delicious!
The cake was delicious! Read less
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Cathy
Wedding:
10/9/2010
4.0/5.0
Our cake was in the shape of castle and it was very tasty. It was the colors we wanted and did look nice in the beginngin however it started to collaspe on its self has the reception went on. When we tried to call we have not heard back. We also never heard any follow up after the contract for the cake was signed even though we were months away. There was no "check in" to see it was still ago. There was only one size for the cake we wanted so we did have a ton of leftover cake.
Our cake was in the shape of castle and it was very tasty. It was the colors we wanted and did look nice in the beginngin Read more...
Our cake was in the shape of castle and it was very tasty. It was the colors we wanted and did look nice in the beginngin however it started to collaspe on its self has the reception went on. When we tried to call we have not heard back. We also never heard any follow up after the contract for the cake was signed even though we were months away. There was no "check in" to see it was still ago. There was only one size for the cake we wanted so we did have a ton of leftover cake. Read less
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Connie
Wedding:
6/28/2008
3.6/5.0
My cake from Linda was very good. I gave her a photo of the design I liked and she did exactly what I wanted for the design. The flavor was great too. She isn't very personable but she gets the job done. When I went to do the tasting she gave us very small pieces to try and it was hard to get the full flavor from the tasting but we went with her and we were very hapy. She was on time for set up and it looked very nice.
My cake from Linda was very good. I gave her a photo of the design I liked and she did exactly what I wanted for the Read more...
My cake from Linda was very good. I gave her a photo of the design I liked and she did exactly what I wanted for the design. The flavor was great too. She isn't very personable but she gets the job done. When I went to do the tasting she gave us very small pieces to try and it was hard to get the full flavor from the tasting but we went with her and we were very hapy. She was on time for set up and it looked very nice. Read less
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cookymc
Wedding:
8/23/2008
3.1/5.0
Our wedding cake was not only beautiful but delicious. We were, however, a bit disappointed with the grooms cake. The design was not to our specifications. Overall, we were pleased.
Our wedding cake was not only beautiful but delicious. We were, however, a bit disappointed with the grooms cake. The Read more...
Our wedding cake was not only beautiful but delicious. We were, however, a bit disappointed with the grooms cake. The design was not to our specifications. Overall, we were pleased. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/2/2007
3.1/5.0
My first impression of Linda was that she was a little cold. That changed quickly after sitting down her. When I completely changed my design she agreed to do it without any extra charge which was nice. Unfortunately the only piece of cake I got to try was the bite my husband put in my mouth at the cutting, but that piece was absolutely divine. My grandfather ate five pieces, and others told me it was awesome. Though my cake was exactly what I asked for, I was a little disappointed with the execution. I don’t know if anyone else would have been though. It was still a cute tasty cake.
My first impression of Linda was that she was a little cold. That changed quickly after sitting down her. When I Read more...
My first impression of Linda was that she was a little cold. That changed quickly after sitting down her. When I completely changed my design she agreed to do it without any extra charge which was nice. Unfortunately the only piece of cake I got to try was the bite my husband put in my mouth at the cutting, but that piece was absolutely divine. My grandfather ate five pieces, and others told me it was awesome. Though my cake was exactly what I asked for, I was a little disappointed with the execution. I don’t know if anyone else would have been though. It was still a cute tasty cake. Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
6/18/2004
3.1/5.0
I thought our cake was so beautiful. It was exactly what I asked for and tasted so great, even a whole year later for our anniversary (it was in the freezer). The only negative was Linda was very closed and seemed almost as if she lacked a personality. We went with her anyways because personalities and a good cake don't intervene much.
I thought our cake was so beautiful. It was exactly what I asked for and tasted so great, even a whole year later for our Read more...
I thought our cake was so beautiful. It was exactly what I asked for and tasted so great, even a whole year later for our anniversary (it was in the freezer). The only negative was Linda was very closed and seemed almost as if she lacked a personality. We went with her anyways because personalities and a good cake don't intervene much. Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
9/8/2012
3.0/5.0
I saw Linda's cakes at two Bridal shows. Her cakes looked amazing, mine did not. I picked out the simplest cake any bride has probably ever picked out. It was a three square tier cake. It was half red velvet and half yellow, with buttercream icing and ribbons on each tier, alternating colors (red and blue). The red came out almost pink and the blue was baby blue (where my colors were dark red and navy blue), so to say the least the cake didn't match anything. Also the buttercream icing BARELY covered the cake, even my caterer and some of the staff said something to me. They arrived too early so the cake had to sit out, I gave them a time but they thought the other cake they had to deliver was more important (thankfully my caterer Cheryl was already there). When I said something to Linda she told me to "Have a nice life." Real professional. She bakes out of her house to keep costs down, the kitchen is nice but the house leaves something to be desired. Also when I got there she put my tasting cake in the microwave, that was new for me.
I saw Linda's cakes at two Bridal shows. Her cakes looked amazing, mine did not. I picked out the simplest cake any bride Read more...
I saw Linda's cakes at two Bridal shows. Her cakes looked amazing, mine did not. I picked out the simplest cake any bride has probably ever picked out. It was a three square tier cake. It was half red velvet and half yellow, with buttercream icing and ribbons on each tier, alternating colors (red and blue). The red came out almost pink and the blue was baby blue (where my colors were dark red and navy blue), so to say the least the cake didn't match anything. Also the buttercream icing BARELY covered the cake, even my caterer and some of the staff said something to me. They arrived too early so the cake had to sit out, I gave them a time but they thought the other cake they had to deliver was more important (thankfully my caterer Cheryl was already there). When I said something to Linda she told me to "Have a nice life." Real professional. She bakes out of her house to keep costs down, the kitchen is nice but the house leaves something to be desired. Also when I got there she put my tasting cake in the microwave, that was new for me. Read less
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cakesbylinda responded with the following comments:

As the business owner and designer, I take pride in the workmanship and details of every wedding cake I make. I know that the wedding cake is an intregal part of a bride and groom's special day and I am sorry that the cake you ordered did not meet your expectations. Upon reveiw of your contract, colors specified were red and blue: the colors I used were pre-made and were red and blue. Color swatches or preferences were not discussed during our consultation nor provided after our intial meeting. As a general business practice, I confirm a delivery time with the bride before the wedding date to confirm the transfer of the cake; according to the email response I received from you , the agreed upon time was approved and this is the time the delivery was made. The house is kept clean and orderly and does not reflect upon the qualitly of the cakes I produce. That said, I unsure how any part of the house other than the kitchen(which you acknowledge is nice in your review) would be relevant to an assessment of my business. After years of experience I have found that micorwaving the cake for tasting, is the best way to have small free samples ready for consultations.
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nvybaby82
Wedding:
7/26/2009
2.8/5.0
Our cake was absolutely beautiful and exactly what I wanted, it was moist and delicious; but Linda left MUCH to be desired. We order our cake from linda 4-6 months in advance before all our plans were finalized. Over a month before the wedding we requested to change our cake from the intricate one we'd chosen to a simple butter cream with a ribbon around the bottom of the layers. This was a MAJOR issue for Linda. We also requested a false layer because of the amount of guests we were having and this too was an issue! I was extremely upset with her unwillingness to cooperate with our requests.
Our cake was absolutely beautiful and exactly what I wanted, it was moist and delicious; but Linda left MUCH to be Read more...
Our cake was absolutely beautiful and exactly what I wanted, it was moist and delicious; but Linda left MUCH to be desired. We order our cake from linda 4-6 months in advance before all our plans were finalized. Over a month before the wedding we requested to change our cake from the intricate one we'd chosen to a simple butter cream with a ribbon around the bottom of the layers. This was a MAJOR issue for Linda. We also requested a false layer because of the amount of guests we were having and this too was an issue! I was extremely upset with her unwillingness to cooperate with our requests. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
10/16/2010
2.5/5.0
Linda's cake at cake tasting was great, but the actual wedding cake was just ok. Linda was not very professional during our tasting, she was very short and down right rude. The only reason we chose her was because her cake tasted great during the taste testing and we had a discount.
Linda's cake at cake tasting was great, but the actual wedding cake was just ok. Linda was not very professional during Read more...
Linda's cake at cake tasting was great, but the actual wedding cake was just ok. Linda was not very professional during our tasting, she was very short and down right rude. The only reason we chose her was because her cake tasted great during the taste testing and we had a discount. Read less
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Bride101709
Wedding:
10/17/2009
2.3/5.0
I don't even know how to rate Linda. When we first met her we fell in love with her cake and knew we had to book her. She also came highly recommended by our venue. However its disppointing that on the day of she let us down big time. I will start with the positive. The cake looked pretty (although that would be hard to mess up since we picked a very simple design) and the buttercream tasted really good. Now here's the bad: she put the wrong flavor in. Normally I wouldn't let this get to me but the only reason we had picked her was because we fell in love with this flavor and we knew our guests would enjoy it just as much. I can't even describe the flavor she put in, it had no taste, it was dense and just strange. When I contacted Linda she said she put the right flavor in and that there was nothing she could do for me. Really nothing? Okay..well atleast I can do my duty and tell other brides out there to beware.
I don't even know how to rate Linda. When we first met her we fell in love with her cake and knew we had to book her. She Read more...
I don't even know how to rate Linda. When we first met her we fell in love with her cake and knew we had to book her. She also came highly recommended by our venue. However its disppointing that on the day of she let us down big time. I will start with the positive. The cake looked pretty (although that would be hard to mess up since we picked a very simple design) and the buttercream tasted really good. Now here's the bad: she put the wrong flavor in. Normally I wouldn't let this get to me but the only reason we had picked her was because we fell in love with this flavor and we knew our guests would enjoy it just as much. I can't even describe the flavor she put in, it had no taste, it was dense and just strange. When I contacted Linda she said she put the right flavor in and that there was nothing she could do for me. Really nothing? Okay..well atleast I can do my duty and tell other brides out there to beware. Read less
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DORIS
Wedding:
2/26/2006
2.0/5.0
The day we signed the contract, we left a deposit with the remainder due 2 weeks before the wedding. I forgot to mail the remainder, and the only phone call I received from Linda was 5 days before the wedding. She demanded that we deliver cash to her home by the next day "or I won't be baking a cake." Her tone was rude, threatening and completely inflexible. My fiance had to make a special trip to her house with cash. Everything was fine on the wedding day, with the cake delivered on time and quite delicious, but I can never forget how unprofessional she was during my time of maximum stress.
The day we signed the contract, we left a deposit with the remainder due 2 weeks before the wedding. I forgot to mail the Read more...
The day we signed the contract, we left a deposit with the remainder due 2 weeks before the wedding. I forgot to mail the remainder, and the only phone call I received from Linda was 5 days before the wedding. She demanded that we deliver cash to her home by the next day "or I won't be baking a cake." Her tone was rude, threatening and completely inflexible. My fiance had to make a special trip to her house with cash. Everything was fine on the wedding day, with the cake delivered on time and quite delicious, but I can never forget how unprofessional she was during my time of maximum stress. Read less
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xjustmx
Wedding:
4/4/2008
0.5/5.0
Cakes By Linda was the biggest disappointment of my whole wedding. My wedding was suppose to be absolutely perfect (or as perfect as anyone can hope for). At the cake tasting, I chose an orange champagne with raspberry filling for my cake, then, it tasted amazing... but it did NOT taste like that on my special day. My husband is not a big cake person, but he too was excited for the cake on our wedding day. Needless to say, he, among all people, was the most upset about the taste and texture of our wedding cake. It tasted like lemon cake with strawberry filling which is NOT what my husband and I wanted.
During the cake cutting ceremony, I literally had to use my other hand and push down with my whole body to cut the cake, and then had difficulty trying to get a piece on my fork to feed my husband. It just crumbled at every attempt.
After the cake was served to all my guest and as I looked around the room to see if any one was enjoying the cake, I saw that my guest took a bite or two and that was it...large pieces left on their plates, even the kids, whom were so excited about desert the whole reception, did not eat half of their piece.
Two days later I contacted Linda to let her know my disappointment and her reply was "I spoke to the server at the venue and he said the cake was "fine, like all of your cakes"". I was shocked when she mentioned this, being that a server at the venue would not know my disappointment in the cake due to the fact they did not taste the cake and did not even ask how the cake was. She felt that this reason was valid enough that she did not want to do anything about my disatisfaction with her product.
As a working woman, and having worked in the customer service business for over 5 years, her professionalism was horrible, her personality was sour, and her product was a disappointment.
I asked a few friends and family what they thought of the cake and these were the responses;

“She should not be recommended if she can't deliver a product that was promised.”

“Very disappointing cake considering all the hype, and how expensive it is.”

“Been to plenty of weddings and seen plenty of cakes but that cake was the WORST cake I've seen and tasted....”

“I can speak for myself, and all others seated at my table, that the cake was aesthetically pleasing, but certainly less than appetizing. It was even more of a disappointment to hear later that the cake was not at all what was ordered.”

“The cake at the wedding did taste as though it had been frozen, it was not in least bit moist and it certainly did not taste fresh nor, in fact like orange champagne. In my opinion it was of the wrong texture and tasted disgusting.”

“It was dry and it didn't taste like a good cake should taste.”

“The cake was definitely dry and crumbly.”

Take warning if anyone still wishes to work with her. This is not the first time she has done this.... a client of my husband mentioned after the wedding, that she had bought a cake from Linda and was in a similar situation.

Cakes by Linda, to sum it all up, was not worth the money, time, and disappointment.
Cakes By Linda was the biggest disappointment of my whole wedding. My wedding was suppose to be absolutely perfect (or as Read more...
Cakes By Linda was the biggest disappointment of my whole wedding. My wedding was suppose to be absolutely perfect (or as perfect as anyone can hope for). At the cake tasting, I chose an orange champagne with raspberry filling for my cake, then, it tasted amazing... but it did NOT taste like that on my special day. My husband is not a big cake person, but he too was excited for the cake on our wedding day. Needless to say, he, among all people, was the most upset about the taste and texture of our wedding cake. It tasted like lemon cake with strawberry filling which is NOT what my husband and I wanted.
During the cake cutting ceremony, I literally had to use my other hand and push down with my whole body to cut the cake, and then had difficulty trying to get a piece on my fork to feed my husband. It just crumbled at every attempt.
After the cake was served to all my guest and as I looked around the room to see if any one was enjoying the cake, I saw that my guest took a bite or two and that was it...large pieces left on their plates, even the kids, whom were so excited about desert the whole reception, did not eat half of their piece.
Two days later I contacted Linda to let her know my disappointment and her reply was "I spoke to the server at the venue and he said the cake was "fine, like all of your cakes"". I was shocked when she mentioned this, being that a server at the venue would not know my disappointment in the cake due to the fact they did not taste the cake and did not even ask how the cake was. She felt that this reason was valid enough that she did not want to do anything about my disatisfaction with her product.
As a working woman, and having worked in the customer service business for over 5 years, her professionalism was horrible, her personality was sour, and her product was a disappointment.
I asked a few friends and family what they thought of the cake and these were the responses;

“She should not be recommended if she can't deliver a product that was promised.”

“Very disappointing cake considering all the hype, and how expensive it is.”

“Been to plenty of weddings and seen plenty of cakes but that cake was the WORST cake I've seen and tasted....”

“I can speak for myself, and all others seated at my table, that the cake was aesthetically pleasing, but certainly less than appetizing. It was even more of a disappointment to hear later that the cake was not at all what was ordered.”

“The cake at the wedding did taste as though it had been frozen, it was not in least bit moist and it certainly did not taste fresh nor, in fact like orange champagne. In my opinion it was of the wrong texture and tasted disgusting.”

“It was dry and it didn't taste like a good cake should taste.”

“The cake was definitely dry and crumbly.”

Take warning if anyone still wishes to work with her. This is not the first time she has done this.... a client of my husband mentioned after the wedding, that she had bought a cake from Linda and was in a similar situation.

Cakes by Linda, to sum it all up, was not worth the money, time, and disappointment. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
cakesbylinda responded with the following comments:

In response to this: I only had one wedding that week so all my attention was give to this cake. It was orange champagne with raspberry filling. All my cakes are baked fresh, never frozen. The cake was covered in fondant the day before the wedding like all my cakes. The vender at the site knows my cakes very well since I deliver there alot and they said the cake was fine, and had no trouble with cutting and serving it. I never spoke to the bride after the wedding , she only notified me thru email, and it was 2 weeks before I heard anything about the cake. The cake was served and consumed according to the venue.

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