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Chef Nelson's Cake Studio

Palm Harbor , FL

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Saya
Wedding:
4/26/2014
4.7/5.0
Our cake was beautiful, and Chef Nelson was wonderful to work with at our consultation. Our cake was literally half the price of the other quotes we received. I was a little disappointed by how thin the filling layers were, but overall the cake looked and tasted great.
Our cake was beautiful, and Chef Nelson was wonderful to work with at our consultation. Our cake was literally half the Read more...
Our cake was beautiful, and Chef Nelson was wonderful to work with at our consultation. Our cake was literally half the price of the other quotes we received. I was a little disappointed by how thin the filling layers were, but overall the cake looked and tasted great. Read less
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kelli
Wedding:
1/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Chef Nelson is Amazing!!! he is friendly and funny. He made my dream cake! I brought a bunch of different pictures to him and he put together the PERFECT cake. and the taste is even better than how it looks!!!! Everyone raved about the cake at my wedding!! they do a great job over there!!
Chef Nelson is Amazing!!! he is friendly and funny. He made my dream cake! I brought a bunch of different pictures to him Read more...
Chef Nelson is Amazing!!! he is friendly and funny. He made my dream cake! I brought a bunch of different pictures to him and he put together the PERFECT cake. and the taste is even better than how it looks!!!! Everyone raved about the cake at my wedding!! they do a great job over there!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/7/2013
4.8/5.0
Chef Nelson is an amazing person to work with. He's very helpful and enthusiastic about his job. He made our day even more special with his beautiful cake that tasted amazing. You'll be happy with his mom and pop style company.
Chef Nelson is an amazing person to work with. He's very helpful and enthusiastic about his job. He made our day even more Read more...
Chef Nelson is an amazing person to work with. He's very helpful and enthusiastic about his job. He made our day even more special with his beautiful cake that tasted amazing. You'll be happy with his mom and pop style company. Read less
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allyson
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Chef Nelson was referred to me by my florist and from the first phone call I knew we would be using Chef Nelson. He is enthusiastic and takes pride in his work, and it shows! I had an idea of what I wanted the cake to look like and he delivered my vision spot on, only better, because it tasted great! I had a lot of guest comment on how good the cake was and we were able to actually enjoy the cake ourselves because we had a little extra to take home. Chef Nelson made the whole process very easy and stress free. I would highly recommend Chef Nelson to anyone who wants a beautiful and great tasting cake!
Chef Nelson was referred to me by my florist and from the first phone call I knew we would be using Chef Nelson. He is Read more...
Chef Nelson was referred to me by my florist and from the first phone call I knew we would be using Chef Nelson. He is enthusiastic and takes pride in his work, and it shows! I had an idea of what I wanted the cake to look like and he delivered my vision spot on, only better, because it tasted great! I had a lot of guest comment on how good the cake was and we were able to actually enjoy the cake ourselves because we had a little extra to take home. Chef Nelson made the whole process very easy and stress free. I would highly recommend Chef Nelson to anyone who wants a beautiful and great tasting cake! Read less
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Amanda B
Wedding:
6/23/2013
5.0/5.0
My Husband and I had a vision in our head and Chef Nelson and his Team were able to follow through with our vision. We had gone to many bakers in town and what set Chef Nelson a part from others were the taste of the cakes. His cakes were flavorful, moist and worthy of a major event. We asked for a unique design ( topsy turvy cake that resembled a Dr. Seuss Design. Chef Nelson and his team were able to envision and follow through with my vision. On my wedding day Chef Nelson showed up to my venue to set up my cake. Thank you!!!
My Husband and I had a vision in our head and Chef Nelson and his Team were able to follow through with our vision. We had Read more...
My Husband and I had a vision in our head and Chef Nelson and his Team were able to follow through with our vision. We had gone to many bakers in town and what set Chef Nelson a part from others were the taste of the cakes. His cakes were flavorful, moist and worthy of a major event. We asked for a unique design ( topsy turvy cake that resembled a Dr. Seuss Design. Chef Nelson and his team were able to envision and follow through with my vision. On my wedding day Chef Nelson showed up to my venue to set up my cake. Thank you!!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Very helpful. Very good prices. Very delicious cakes.
Very helpful. Very good prices. Very delicious cakes.
Very helpful. Very good prices. Very delicious cakes. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
For our wedding Chef Nelson created a 4 tier cake with a ribbon along the bottom of each layer. Each layer had a small design on it. We had 4 different combinations of flavors. The cake was gorgeous. It came out better than I could have expected. Chef Nelson was also the least expensive baker I found, including Publix. I was a little concerned about the cake because his price was so low when compared to other bakeries but I was wrong to be concerned. Thank you Chef Nelson!
For our wedding Chef Nelson created a 4 tier cake with a ribbon along the bottom of each layer. Each layer had a small Read more...
For our wedding Chef Nelson created a 4 tier cake with a ribbon along the bottom of each layer. Each layer had a small design on it. We had 4 different combinations of flavors. The cake was gorgeous. It came out better than I could have expected. Chef Nelson was also the least expensive baker I found, including Publix. I was a little concerned about the cake because his price was so low when compared to other bakeries but I was wrong to be concerned. Thank you Chef Nelson! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Chef Nelson created a beautiful cake for our wedding in May. I had a vision of the cake in my head and he created EXACTLY what I wanted. My husband was amazed with the cake and it tasted delicious. We had 3 tiers with all different flavors and Chef Nelson gave us a detailed description of what each layer was called so we could make a cute little "menu card" to sit by the cake. It looked very nice and was his idea! :) Chef Nelson is a very sweet man and while we didn't change things on him too much, he seemed so easy going I don't think he would've minded and would've been very accommodating. I would definitely recommend Chef Nelson to anyone needing a cake for a special occasion.
Chef Nelson created a beautiful cake for our wedding in May. I had a vision of the cake in my head and he created EXACTLY Read more...
Chef Nelson created a beautiful cake for our wedding in May. I had a vision of the cake in my head and he created EXACTLY what I wanted. My husband was amazed with the cake and it tasted delicious. We had 3 tiers with all different flavors and Chef Nelson gave us a detailed description of what each layer was called so we could make a cute little "menu card" to sit by the cake. It looked very nice and was his idea! :) Chef Nelson is a very sweet man and while we didn't change things on him too much, he seemed so easy going I don't think he would've minded and would've been very accommodating. I would definitely recommend Chef Nelson to anyone needing a cake for a special occasion. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
4/27/2013
4.6/5.0
Chef Nelson's cake was delicious and delivered on time. Great Value for the product.
Chef Nelson's cake was delicious and delivered on time. Great Value for the product.
Chef Nelson's cake was delicious and delivered on time. Great Value for the product. Read less
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julie
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Chef Nelson cake studio made the best cake ever! Everyone was talking about how delicious the cake was. The chef was so friendly and responded quickly to all of my phone calls. It was a pleasure doing business with him. THANK YOU!!!! Julie and Troy
Chef Nelson cake studio made the best cake ever! Everyone was talking about how delicious the cake was. The chef was so Read more...
Chef Nelson cake studio made the best cake ever! Everyone was talking about how delicious the cake was. The chef was so friendly and responded quickly to all of my phone calls. It was a pleasure doing business with him. THANK YOU!!!! Julie and Troy Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
4/13/2013
4.5/5.0
Our wedding was at Honeymoon Island and we had two cake vendors to choose from, so we went with Chef Nelson. The tasting was great! We described a cake we had fount on Pinterest (a Reese's cup cake) and asked if he could try to recreate it. He said no problem.
My husband says it is the best cake he's every had! Granted, you throw peanut butter and chocolate together and you can hardly go wrong, but it was delicious. We weren't really picky about the way it looked cause it clearly wasn't going to match any kind of color scheme. We had many compliments on good it was.
Our only issue was that we also ordered a small gluten free cake (my parents don't eat gluten) that never came. It wasn't the end of the world and they are going to refund the money for it. But there wasn't much explanation as to what went wrong. To us it wasn't a big deal because the main one made it and my parents just cheated on their diet and ate the Reese's cake.
Our wedding was at Honeymoon Island and we had two cake vendors to choose from, so we went with Chef Nelson. The tasting Read more...
Our wedding was at Honeymoon Island and we had two cake vendors to choose from, so we went with Chef Nelson. The tasting was great! We described a cake we had fount on Pinterest (a Reese's cup cake) and asked if he could try to recreate it. He said no problem.
My husband says it is the best cake he's every had! Granted, you throw peanut butter and chocolate together and you can hardly go wrong, but it was delicious. We weren't really picky about the way it looked cause it clearly wasn't going to match any kind of color scheme. We had many compliments on good it was.
Our only issue was that we also ordered a small gluten free cake (my parents don't eat gluten) that never came. It wasn't the end of the world and they are going to refund the money for it. But there wasn't much explanation as to what went wrong. To us it wasn't a big deal because the main one made it and my parents just cheated on their diet and ate the Reese's cake. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Beautiful and delicious. I highly recommend using Chef Nelson.
Beautiful and delicious. I highly recommend using Chef Nelson.
Beautiful and delicious. I highly recommend using Chef Nelson. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Chef Nelson is the BEST! the entire process was painless and enjoyable. Chef Nelson not only has delicious cake but great customer service. He was always friendly, available, and accommodating. We love the fact that he will make us a fresh cake topper on our one year anniversary so that we don't have to worry about freezing one for a year. We can't wait to try another piece. Our reception was so busy we didn't get to eat any cake other than the first cut and taste. All of our guests raved about how delicious it was. It was very elegant looking and decorated perfect too. We will definitely recommend Chef Nelson and use him for our future cake needs.
Chef Nelson is the BEST! the entire process was painless and enjoyable. Chef Nelson not only has delicious cake but great Read more...
Chef Nelson is the BEST! the entire process was painless and enjoyable. Chef Nelson not only has delicious cake but great customer service. He was always friendly, available, and accommodating. We love the fact that he will make us a fresh cake topper on our one year anniversary so that we don't have to worry about freezing one for a year. We can't wait to try another piece. Our reception was so busy we didn't get to eat any cake other than the first cut and taste. All of our guests raved about how delicious it was. It was very elegant looking and decorated perfect too. We will definitely recommend Chef Nelson and use him for our future cake needs. Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
3/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Exceptional service! Chef Nelson went above and beyond in designing and creating our cake! Thank you!
Exceptional service! Chef Nelson went above and beyond in designing and creating our cake! Thank you!
Exceptional service! Chef Nelson went above and beyond in designing and creating our cake! Thank you! Read less
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Ana
Wedding:
3/23/2013
1.7/5.0
We were VERY disappointed with our wedding cake. The taste was not the issue as is was delicious. We had order very specific and simple instructions, One being that the cake was to be OFF white and the cake arrived stark white! The other issue was with the filling. We had requested that the 3 layers cake have each layer be filled with a different fresh fruit (strawberry, Blueberry and kiwi) which we had discussed extensively in planning. None of this was done. All layers had the same strawberries. I called several times after the event to discuss the matter with chef nelson and had yet to hear a response..... I am not happy and will not recommend chef nelson to anyone for any event.
We were VERY disappointed with our wedding cake. The taste was not the issue as is was delicious. We had order very Read more...
We were VERY disappointed with our wedding cake. The taste was not the issue as is was delicious. We had order very specific and simple instructions, One being that the cake was to be OFF white and the cake arrived stark white! The other issue was with the filling. We had requested that the 3 layers cake have each layer be filled with a different fresh fruit (strawberry, Blueberry and kiwi) which we had discussed extensively in planning. None of this was done. All layers had the same strawberries. I called several times after the event to discuss the matter with chef nelson and had yet to hear a response..... I am not happy and will not recommend chef nelson to anyone for any event. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
3/16/2013
4.9/5.0
The cake was absolutely phenomenal (from what I got to taste!). We were so busy with the wedding that we only got to eat what we cut for the pictures :( Everyone raved, however, about the amazing cake that Chef Nelson preparted!
The cake was absolutely phenomenal (from what I got to taste!). We were so busy with the wedding that we only got to eat Read more...
The cake was absolutely phenomenal (from what I got to taste!). We were so busy with the wedding that we only got to eat what we cut for the pictures :( Everyone raved, however, about the amazing cake that Chef Nelson preparted! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
3/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Our cake was delicious and beautiful!
Our cake was delicious and beautiful!
Our cake was delicious and beautiful! Read less
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Crystal
Wedding:
3/9/2013
5.0/5.0
I can not say enough about our wedding cake, the look, taste, everything Chef Nelson did was awesome!
I can not say enough about our wedding cake, the look, taste, everything Chef Nelson did was awesome!
I can not say enough about our wedding cake, the look, taste, everything Chef Nelson did was awesome! Read less
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alyssa
Wedding:
3/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Chef Nelson is awesome! He had a great personality and listened to everything I wanted. Our cake was the best cake I have ever tasted! Every person I have seen since my wedding told me that was the best cake ever! The look was beautiful I kind of had the style a little different in my head and I found myself judging the scroll work a little too much it wasn't perfect but my profession is cake decorating so maybe I'm being too hard. It was still beautiful we loved it. It was so good we ate the entire top tier with my family the day after the wedding! But that's ok because they will bake you a fresh cake for your first anniversary free!!!
Chef Nelson is awesome! He had a great personality and listened to everything I wanted. Our cake was the best cake I have Read more...
Chef Nelson is awesome! He had a great personality and listened to everything I wanted. Our cake was the best cake I have ever tasted! Every person I have seen since my wedding told me that was the best cake ever! The look was beautiful I kind of had the style a little different in my head and I found myself judging the scroll work a little too much it wasn't perfect but my profession is cake decorating so maybe I'm being too hard. It was still beautiful we loved it. It was so good we ate the entire top tier with my family the day after the wedding! But that's ok because they will bake you a fresh cake for your first anniversary free!!! Read less
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Autumn
Wedding:
2/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Chef Nelson was a pleasure to work with and his cakes are YUMMY!!!! He was so creative with taking all of our ideas and putting them together to make a gorgeous cake that tasted great too! He even offered to give us a free anniversary cake for our 1 year instead of saving the top of the cake in the freezer. :) He is very affordable and a pleasure to work with! Thank you Chef Nelson!
Chef Nelson was a pleasure to work with and his cakes are YUMMY!!!! He was so creative with taking all of our ideas and Read more...
Chef Nelson was a pleasure to work with and his cakes are YUMMY!!!! He was so creative with taking all of our ideas and putting them together to make a gorgeous cake that tasted great too! He even offered to give us a free anniversary cake for our 1 year instead of saving the top of the cake in the freezer. :) He is very affordable and a pleasure to work with! Thank you Chef Nelson! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
2/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Chef Nelson was the most amazing cake vendor we met!!! I spoke with many (over 10) cake vendors and met with several. Chef Nelson was miles ahead of them in every category!! We heard from all the guests how amazing our cake tasted! I highly receommend him!
Chef Nelson was the most amazing cake vendor we met!!! I spoke with many (over 10) cake vendors and met with several. Chef Read more...
Chef Nelson was the most amazing cake vendor we met!!! I spoke with many (over 10) cake vendors and met with several. Chef Nelson was miles ahead of them in every category!! We heard from all the guests how amazing our cake tasted! I highly receommend him! Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
1/5/2013
4.8/5.0
Delicious cake!!!! Looked great too!!
Delicious cake!!!! Looked great too!!
Delicious cake!!!! Looked great too!! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was amazing and beautiful!!! We has two different flavors, the cake wasn't to sweet and just right amount of fruit. The icing was really good also. And he decorated just the way we wanted, it actually looked better then we thought!!
Our wedding cake was amazing and beautiful!!! We has two different flavors, the cake wasn't to sweet and just right amount Read more...
Our wedding cake was amazing and beautiful!!! We has two different flavors, the cake wasn't to sweet and just right amount of fruit. The icing was really good also. And he decorated just the way we wanted, it actually looked better then we thought!! Read less
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George
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
What a fantastic Chef! He clearly exceeded all of our expectations and made a truly beautiful and tasty cake for our wedding reception. If you are getting married anywhere in the Tampa, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater et al areas, see Chef Nelson. Amazing professional.
What a fantastic Chef! He clearly exceeded all of our expectations and made a truly beautiful and tasty cake for our Read more...
What a fantastic Chef! He clearly exceeded all of our expectations and made a truly beautiful and tasty cake for our wedding reception. If you are getting married anywhere in the Tampa, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater et al areas, see Chef Nelson. Amazing professional. Read less
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Miranda
Wedding:
7/4/2012
5.0/5.0
If only I could add pictures to a review! I was absolutely speechless when I saw how perfect my cake was. It was beautiful and tasted amazing. Chef Nelson did EXACTLY what I wanted and was extremely reasonable with the price. Thank you so much for all the work you put into the cake.
If only I could add pictures to a review! I was absolutely speechless when I saw how perfect my cake was. It was beautiful Read more...
If only I could add pictures to a review! I was absolutely speechless when I saw how perfect my cake was. It was beautiful and tasted amazing. Chef Nelson did EXACTLY what I wanted and was extremely reasonable with the price. Thank you so much for all the work you put into the cake. Read less
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Jasmine
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Chef Nelson's cake was delicious and looked amazing! Our guests went back for seconds! Chef Nelson was very flexible with our schedule and went above & beyond to deliver!
Chef Nelson's cake was delicious and looked amazing! Our guests went back for seconds! Chef Nelson was very flexible with Read more...
Chef Nelson's cake was delicious and looked amazing! Our guests went back for seconds! Chef Nelson was very flexible with our schedule and went above & beyond to deliver! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
We highly recommend Chef Nelson for your wedding cake. Chef Nelson was a pleasure to work with, super responsive and helpful, and our cake was delicious. You can't go wrong! My husband, who is actually not a big cake person, ate his whole sampler plate and most of mine during our tasting. Our guests loved the cake as well!
We highly recommend Chef Nelson for your wedding cake. Chef Nelson was a pleasure to work with, super responsive and Read more...
We highly recommend Chef Nelson for your wedding cake. Chef Nelson was a pleasure to work with, super responsive and helpful, and our cake was delicious. You can't go wrong! My husband, who is actually not a big cake person, ate his whole sampler plate and most of mine during our tasting. Our guests loved the cake as well! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/19/2012
4.1/5.0
Chef Nelson's Cake Studio makes absolutely delicious cake! Our wedding cake was some of the most delicious cake I have ever tasted. However, I was dissatisfied with the overall design as it was not entirely what I requested. The day I went to the cake studio to have my consultation and tasting, I arrived to find out their oven wasn't working and they had nothing for me to taste. Because of this, they were a bit stressed and didn't seem attentive or patient enough to spend time to discuss my vision. I had requested coral colors in my cake as that was the color for my wedding. Much to my surprise, the colors on the cake were yellow. Thankfully the cake was not a deal breaker in whether my wedding day was successful or not, but it did disappoint me. At least it was delicious!
Chef Nelson's Cake Studio makes absolutely delicious cake! Our wedding cake was some of the most delicious cake I have Read more...
Chef Nelson's Cake Studio makes absolutely delicious cake! Our wedding cake was some of the most delicious cake I have ever tasted. However, I was dissatisfied with the overall design as it was not entirely what I requested. The day I went to the cake studio to have my consultation and tasting, I arrived to find out their oven wasn't working and they had nothing for me to taste. Because of this, they were a bit stressed and didn't seem attentive or patient enough to spend time to discuss my vision. I had requested coral colors in my cake as that was the color for my wedding. Much to my surprise, the colors on the cake were yellow. Thankfully the cake was not a deal breaker in whether my wedding day was successful or not, but it did disappoint me. At least it was delicious! Read less
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Relie33
Wedding:
5/18/2012
5.0/5.0
We loved Chef Nelson! He was such a pleasure to do our wedding cake with. He has such a creative imagination and his cakes were amazing! I highly recommend using Chef Nelson.
We loved Chef Nelson! He was such a pleasure to do our wedding cake with. He has such a creative imagination and his cakes Read more...
We loved Chef Nelson! He was such a pleasure to do our wedding cake with. He has such a creative imagination and his cakes were amazing! I highly recommend using Chef Nelson. Read less
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Paul
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Chef Nelson was extraordinary in his presentation at our first meeting to choose our wedding cake. He provided samples of each of his cakes as we chose a three tier with each tier being a different cake. He was very accommodating as we wanted a special design and theme for our cake. The cake was a very big hit at our reception and was truly delicious. Chef Nelson's professionalism and accommodating manner was top notch.
Chef Nelson was extraordinary in his presentation at our first meeting to choose our wedding cake. He provided samples of Read more...
Chef Nelson was extraordinary in his presentation at our first meeting to choose our wedding cake. He provided samples of each of his cakes as we chose a three tier with each tier being a different cake. He was very accommodating as we wanted a special design and theme for our cake. The cake was a very big hit at our reception and was truly delicious. Chef Nelson's professionalism and accommodating manner was top notch. Read less
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Valerie
Wedding:
5/4/2012
5.0/5.0
A dream cake that tasted as good as it looked, and it looked spectacular. Fitted our theme perfectly.
A dream cake that tasted as good as it looked, and it looked spectacular. Fitted our theme perfectly.
A dream cake that tasted as good as it looked, and it looked spectacular. Fitted our theme perfectly. Read less
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nugentcx1
Wedding:
4/28/2012
4.9/5.0
Chef Nelson was one of the most enthusiastic vendors we worked with! We scheduled an appointment with him, but happened to be near his studio the day before, and he happily took us in a day early and gave us samples of his cakes, showed us photos, and helped us come up with a design for our wedding cake. He made a beautiful beach themed cake with shells and flowers, and set it on graham cracker "sand" on our designated table at the reception. He is very friendly and easy to work with, although a few times it took a few days to get a hold of him. We got an amazing deal on our cake, and it tasted great.
Chef Nelson was one of the most enthusiastic vendors we worked with! We scheduled an appointment with him, but happened to Read more...
Chef Nelson was one of the most enthusiastic vendors we worked with! We scheduled an appointment with him, but happened to be near his studio the day before, and he happily took us in a day early and gave us samples of his cakes, showed us photos, and helped us come up with a design for our wedding cake. He made a beautiful beach themed cake with shells and flowers, and set it on graham cracker "sand" on our designated table at the reception. He is very friendly and easy to work with, although a few times it took a few days to get a hold of him. We got an amazing deal on our cake, and it tasted great. Read less
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Anny
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Chef Nelson was recommended to us by our friends that was married 3 years ago! He did a fabulous job on our wedding cake! It was absolutely beautiful and so delicious!!! I would pass his info to anyone without hestiation!
Chef Nelson was recommended to us by our friends that was married 3 years ago! He did a fabulous job on our wedding cake! Read more...
Chef Nelson was recommended to us by our friends that was married 3 years ago! He did a fabulous job on our wedding cake! It was absolutely beautiful and so delicious!!! I would pass his info to anyone without hestiation! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
4/20/2012
5.0/5.0
The best tasting cake ever and I have my bachelors degree in baking enough said!!
The best tasting cake ever and I have my bachelors degree in baking enough said!!
The best tasting cake ever and I have my bachelors degree in baking enough said!! Read less
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Karla
Wedding:
4/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Thank you Chef Nelson my wedding cake perfect. I recommend chef Nelson for you upcoming event his cake was delicious. :)
Thank you Chef Nelson my wedding cake perfect. I recommend chef Nelson for you upcoming event his cake was delicious. :)
Thank you Chef Nelson my wedding cake perfect. I recommend chef Nelson for you upcoming event his cake was delicious. :) Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
The chef was very enthusiastic and kind. The cake was beautiful and tasted great...He takes great pride in his work. He also will make a cake for your first anniversary at no charge.
The chef was very enthusiastic and kind. The cake was beautiful and tasted great...He takes great pride in his work. He Read more...
The chef was very enthusiastic and kind. The cake was beautiful and tasted great...He takes great pride in his work. He also will make a cake for your first anniversary at no charge. Read less
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Ellen
Wedding:
2/19/2012
3.8/5.0
Chef Nelson was the vendor I worried most about. The negative reviews I saw here and the horror stories I saw on The Knot freaked me out. But he came through. My cake was perfect, delicious and looked freakin' awesome. The pictures of my dinky little 85-person cake are better than any I saw when in his studio.

Why I was concerned: He was flighty when we met with him. His cakes were great tasting and cheap, but he had albums of disorganized photos showing leaning, uneven, rushed-looking cakes and no system to identify that this one was the one you wanted. He seemed to operate a lot on memory, which we can see from these reviews doesn't work well for him. He didn't answer the phone, return emails, respond to voicemails -- no matter how kind or forceful we made them. When we got two months out from the wedding, he finally did respond to my voice mails -- by calling me two days in a row... He had forgotten he had already called me back!

Why we went with him: A year earlier, a couple people on The Knot mentioned a great experience with him. Also, we found a GREAT deal on his Website (which is still up there, btw!) which ended up being 1/3 the price of anyone else in the area. He had 30 years experience, so I felt I could trust him despite his skater boy (man?) disposition. And because cake wasn't most important to me, so I figured, "how bad could it be?" Also, when we finally got in there, it tasted pretty good. And he did get better on communication as we got close to the wedding, so maybe there was a method to the madness...

What I'd do: Book him early and then go in for the overkill. When we sent our cake toppers, we learned from one of these bride's bad experience and put the toppers in a unique, hardwood, decorated box (i.e., something you wouldn't misplace or confuse with someone else's or think to throw out) with our name, event date, event time, event location, our contact number, the contact at the venue and her number. Then we put the same in the box and drew a diagram of the cake with the details written out. Overkill, my friends. It doesn't take long and is the only way to ensure things are done right unless you have an astronomical budget and a wedding planner.

And hey. In the end, it totally worked out fine.
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Chef Nelson was the vendor I worried most about. The negative reviews I saw here and the horror stories I saw on The Knot freaked me out. But he came through. My cake was perfect, delicious and looked freakin' awesome. The pictures of my dinky little 85-person cake are better than any I saw when in his studio.

Why I was concerned: He was flighty when we met with him. His cakes were great tasting and cheap, but he had albums of disorganized photos showing leaning, uneven, rushed-looking cakes and no system to identify that this one was the one you wanted. He seemed to operate a lot on memory, which we can see from these reviews doesn't work well for him. He didn't answer the phone, return emails, respond to voicemails -- no matter how kind or forceful we made them. When we got two months out from the wedding, he finally did respond to my voice mails -- by calling me two days in a row... He had forgotten he had already called me back!

Why we went with him: A year earlier, a couple people on The Knot mentioned a great experience with him. Also, we found a GREAT deal on his Website (which is still up there, btw!) which ended up being 1/3 the price of anyone else in the area. He had 30 years experience, so I felt I could trust him despite his skater boy (man?) disposition. And because cake wasn't most important to me, so I figured, "how bad could it be?" Also, when we finally got in there, it tasted pretty good. And he did get better on communication as we got close to the wedding, so maybe there was a method to the madness...

What I'd do: Book him early and then go in for the overkill. When we sent our cake toppers, we learned from one of these bride's bad experience and put the toppers in a unique, hardwood, decorated box (i.e., something you wouldn't misplace or confuse with someone else's or think to throw out) with our name, event date, event time, event location, our contact number, the contact at the venue and her number. Then we put the same in the box and drew a diagram of the cake with the details written out. Overkill, my friends. It doesn't take long and is the only way to ensure things are done right unless you have an astronomical budget and a wedding planner.

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Diana
Wedding:
2/18/2012
5.0/5.0
The cake was amazing! Everyone wanted seconds! Best prices and service!
The cake was amazing! Everyone wanted seconds! Best prices and service!
The cake was amazing! Everyone wanted seconds! Best prices and service! Read less
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Alisha
Wedding:
11/1/2011
3.5/5.0
Chef Nelson is a super nice guy with a friendly staff. When we met with him, he was helpful and friendly. The cake samples were yummy. He took notes on the details of our cake. Chef Nelson advised it was best to mold the four cameos with fondant rather than my mom making them from white chocolate. We paid extra for Chef Nelson to do the cameos. When we went to the tasting, we brought the mold with us. Chef Nelson did a sample with gold dust around the edge and a plain face which is what we wanted. We stated it would be okay to add translucent pearl dust which he didn't have when we were there. However, we were clear that we wanted to make certain the face would stand out and be visible.

When I arrived at our wedding venue, my mom and I were excited about seeing the cake. Much to our surprise, we were disappointed. The faces of the cameos were covered with some kind of purple dust or paint making it impossible to see the face. My mom replaced the cameos with some extra white chocolate cameos with gold pearl dust edges that she made for the guests. They looked great and held up beautifully. Our florist took off the flowers and re-arranged them adding some larger flowers in with the smaller ones as well as removing ones that seemed out of place. She also added pearls around the cameos where the frosting was smudged due to removing the original cameos. Although there were other details of the cake that were different from our design, in the end we were happy with the look of cake. Although we didn't taste a lot of the filling, overall the cake tasted good.

Although the issue with the cake didn't take away from our wedding day, my mom contacted Chef Nelson the day after the wedding to see what had gone wrong. We thought perhaps someone else made the cake who wasn't familiar with the details we discussed, but Chef Nelson confirmed he had done our cake as planned. We in no way expected any kind of compensation. Despite my mom being tactful, Chef Nelson seemed upset. Although there were a few issues, we certainly didn't want to offend him. We feel Chef Nelson does his best to please his customers, but perhaps some things are beyond his expertise.

We had a request from Chef Nelson for a photo of the cake, but we haven't found one that was taken prior to the the cake being fixed. If we do, we'll be happy to send it to him. However, we feel it would be misleading for other customers to see a picture of the cake after the improvements were made because it was not all Chef Nelson's work.

We would still recommend Chef Nelson if you're looking for a cake that tastes good at an affordable price. We feel his cakes are better than the ones made in the bakery section of any grocery store. Not only that, Chef Nelson is pleasurable to do business with. You will probably want to stay away from cakes that have a great amount of detail. Also keep in mind when you go for the cake tasting, you can use whatever amount of filling you like on the small samples of cake. However, there is much less filling between the layers of the actual wedding cake.
Chef Nelson is a super nice guy with a friendly staff. When we met with him, he was helpful and friendly. The cake samples Read more...
Chef Nelson is a super nice guy with a friendly staff. When we met with him, he was helpful and friendly. The cake samples were yummy. He took notes on the details of our cake. Chef Nelson advised it was best to mold the four cameos with fondant rather than my mom making them from white chocolate. We paid extra for Chef Nelson to do the cameos. When we went to the tasting, we brought the mold with us. Chef Nelson did a sample with gold dust around the edge and a plain face which is what we wanted. We stated it would be okay to add translucent pearl dust which he didn't have when we were there. However, we were clear that we wanted to make certain the face would stand out and be visible.

When I arrived at our wedding venue, my mom and I were excited about seeing the cake. Much to our surprise, we were disappointed. The faces of the cameos were covered with some kind of purple dust or paint making it impossible to see the face. My mom replaced the cameos with some extra white chocolate cameos with gold pearl dust edges that she made for the guests. They looked great and held up beautifully. Our florist took off the flowers and re-arranged them adding some larger flowers in with the smaller ones as well as removing ones that seemed out of place. She also added pearls around the cameos where the frosting was smudged due to removing the original cameos. Although there were other details of the cake that were different from our design, in the end we were happy with the look of cake. Although we didn't taste a lot of the filling, overall the cake tasted good.

Although the issue with the cake didn't take away from our wedding day, my mom contacted Chef Nelson the day after the wedding to see what had gone wrong. We thought perhaps someone else made the cake who wasn't familiar with the details we discussed, but Chef Nelson confirmed he had done our cake as planned. We in no way expected any kind of compensation. Despite my mom being tactful, Chef Nelson seemed upset. Although there were a few issues, we certainly didn't want to offend him. We feel Chef Nelson does his best to please his customers, but perhaps some things are beyond his expertise.

We had a request from Chef Nelson for a photo of the cake, but we haven't found one that was taken prior to the the cake being fixed. If we do, we'll be happy to send it to him. However, we feel it would be misleading for other customers to see a picture of the cake after the improvements were made because it was not all Chef Nelson's work.

We would still recommend Chef Nelson if you're looking for a cake that tastes good at an affordable price. We feel his cakes are better than the ones made in the bakery section of any grocery store. Not only that, Chef Nelson is pleasurable to do business with. You will probably want to stay away from cakes that have a great amount of detail. Also keep in mind when you go for the cake tasting, you can use whatever amount of filling you like on the small samples of cake. However, there is much less filling between the layers of the actual wedding cake. Read less
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Lauragee56
Wedding:
10/8/2011
0.4/5.0
We were extremely disappointed with Chef Nelson and his service. We booked our appointment for the tasting and arrived to find Chef Nelson was not available. An employee who had never done a tasting before worked with us. This should have told us to go elsewhere. We booked our cake, with chocolate ganash frosting. We did not want a traditional wedding cake - we wanted a cake that tasted good. Upon arriving at the ceremony - we found a cake with white butter cream frosting. Chef Nelson never replied back to me directly via phone call or email. Heard thru the venue his reason for the change. But found it totally unacceptable. He never contacted us to ask questions or inform us of his concern or the need to make a change. I believe he did not read the instructions. I would not recommend him to anyone. The filling on the cake was skimpy. Cake was just full of butter cream frosting. Very disappointing.
We were extremely disappointed with Chef Nelson and his service. We booked our appointment for the tasting and arrived to Read more...
We were extremely disappointed with Chef Nelson and his service. We booked our appointment for the tasting and arrived to find Chef Nelson was not available. An employee who had never done a tasting before worked with us. This should have told us to go elsewhere. We booked our cake, with chocolate ganash frosting. We did not want a traditional wedding cake - we wanted a cake that tasted good. Upon arriving at the ceremony - we found a cake with white butter cream frosting. Chef Nelson never replied back to me directly via phone call or email. Heard thru the venue his reason for the change. But found it totally unacceptable. He never contacted us to ask questions or inform us of his concern or the need to make a change. I believe he did not read the instructions. I would not recommend him to anyone. The filling on the cake was skimpy. Cake was just full of butter cream frosting. Very disappointing. Read less
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Danica
Wedding:
10/7/2011
4.5/5.0
As a destination bride, I had to rely on reviews and I am happy that I booked Chef Nelson. The cake was delicious --- I did order a key lime flavor in one of the layers, and I don' t know if that ever happened, as I couldn't find anyone who had a slice of that flavor. overall, very yummy. Looking forward to my one year anniversary cake!
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As a destination bride, I had to rely on reviews and I am happy that I booked Chef Nelson. The cake was delicious --- I did order a key lime flavor in one of the layers, and I don' t know if that ever happened, as I couldn't find anyone who had a slice of that flavor. overall, very yummy. Looking forward to my one year anniversary cake! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
10/1/2011
1.0/5.0
I would not reccommend anyone to Chef Nelson unless you are just looking for Cheap. We met with him approx 5 months in advance to contract our cake, and the cake we decided on tasted great! We brought in an image of the exact cake we wanted. It wasn't anything elaborate or over the top - no flowers, no piping, simple buttercream and airbrush. I received a call from Karen who works there about a month before the day saying she needed the balance, which wasn't on the invoice we signed nor was it what Chef Nelson had discussed with us. He told us it would be due the day of delivery. So I shut my mouth and paid it. Then she called me 2 other times asking about flowers and both times I had to explain to her that there were no flowers to be put on my cake and that was not on the invoice or discussed at any point in time. Finally, when I saw my cake at the reception I was so embarrassed. My cake was supposed to be airbrushed fuschia at the bottom fading up to white at the top. They placed a red ribbon around the bottom of my cake that not only didn't match, but was never mentioned to me. The tiers were WAY off. Super large on the bottom and unproportionally small on top. It was a joke, and not to mention, my guests all told us how gross the cake was. It definitely was NOT the moist chocolate cake with chocolate gonache we had tried in the cake shop. Instead it was dry and overcooked and the filling was more like a chocolate whipped topping. To top things off I wrote them a letter of dissatisfaction when we returned from our honeymoon, and I didn't even so much as receive a return email with a simple apology.
I would not reccommend anyone to Chef Nelson unless you are just looking for Cheap. We met with him approx 5 months in Read more...
I would not reccommend anyone to Chef Nelson unless you are just looking for Cheap. We met with him approx 5 months in advance to contract our cake, and the cake we decided on tasted great! We brought in an image of the exact cake we wanted. It wasn't anything elaborate or over the top - no flowers, no piping, simple buttercream and airbrush. I received a call from Karen who works there about a month before the day saying she needed the balance, which wasn't on the invoice we signed nor was it what Chef Nelson had discussed with us. He told us it would be due the day of delivery. So I shut my mouth and paid it. Then she called me 2 other times asking about flowers and both times I had to explain to her that there were no flowers to be put on my cake and that was not on the invoice or discussed at any point in time. Finally, when I saw my cake at the reception I was so embarrassed. My cake was supposed to be airbrushed fuschia at the bottom fading up to white at the top. They placed a red ribbon around the bottom of my cake that not only didn't match, but was never mentioned to me. The tiers were WAY off. Super large on the bottom and unproportionally small on top. It was a joke, and not to mention, my guests all told us how gross the cake was. It definitely was NOT the moist chocolate cake with chocolate gonache we had tried in the cake shop. Instead it was dry and overcooked and the filling was more like a chocolate whipped topping. To top things off I wrote them a letter of dissatisfaction when we returned from our honeymoon, and I didn't even so much as receive a return email with a simple apology. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Chef Nelson and his staff are great. They customized my wedding cake from the colors and decorations, to the flavors! They're very affordable and the cake looked beautiful, and tasted just as good! We got each tier a different flavor and had a monogram put on it. Plus, they even give you a complimentary anniversary cake!
Chef Nelson and his staff are great. They customized my wedding cake from the colors and decorations, to the flavors! Read more...
Chef Nelson and his staff are great. They customized my wedding cake from the colors and decorations, to the flavors! They're very affordable and the cake looked beautiful, and tasted just as good! We got each tier a different flavor and had a monogram put on it. Plus, they even give you a complimentary anniversary cake! Read less
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Honest Review from a realistic bride
Wedding:
8/14/2011
2.6/5.0
really nice/polite workers although every time i visited chef nelson he seemed to be rushing me/us out.

Not crazy expensive.

None of my guest knew there was raspberry filling in the chocolate cake and the fresh strawberry Bavarian creme tasted like a plain vanilla cake. Very disappointing. I was SADLY DISAPPOINTED IN THE LACK OF FILLING.

icing was sugary sweet but overall better than most bakers.

the cake looked very uneven, lopsided and sloppy all around and looks so in my wedding photos.

for decorations i wanted a plain all white glitter cake. I asked him if i should buy the glitter for the cake and he said "no, he has the fairy dust needed to make an all glitter cake." Well i wish i would have bought it because there was NO glitter =( for my glitter white wedding. it looks like he added chunks of sugar to the icing so it gave it a 3d effect.

lastly, I told Chef Nelson vendors are not permitted in the venue before 10am and that we ordered an expensive($75 tablecloth for the beautiful cake table display we had planned. We requested he come closer to 11am to be sure the tablecloth arrive and was on the table so he could set up the cake. Well I was extremely disappointed when he showed up at 9AM and of course the table was even set up yet. he set up the cake on a table and left without a word to anyone. Very sneaky. MY 6 GROOMSMEN SURPRISED ME BY LIFTING THE ENTIRE 3 TIERED CAKE AND HEAVY STAND AND PUT THE EXPENSIVE TABLE CLOTH ON THE TABLE TO MAKE UP FOR THE OTHER ISSUES.

I met with him 3 times before the wedding and he still didn't deliver HIS word.
I would not recommend him for any big important events. maybe just a small event that doesn't have high expectations.
really nice/polite workers although every time i visited chef nelson he seemed to be rushing me/us out.

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really nice/polite workers although every time i visited chef nelson he seemed to be rushing me/us out.

Not crazy expensive.

None of my guest knew there was raspberry filling in the chocolate cake and the fresh strawberry Bavarian creme tasted like a plain vanilla cake. Very disappointing. I was SADLY DISAPPOINTED IN THE LACK OF FILLING.

icing was sugary sweet but overall better than most bakers.

the cake looked very uneven, lopsided and sloppy all around and looks so in my wedding photos.

for decorations i wanted a plain all white glitter cake. I asked him if i should buy the glitter for the cake and he said "no, he has the fairy dust needed to make an all glitter cake." Well i wish i would have bought it because there was NO glitter =( for my glitter white wedding. it looks like he added chunks of sugar to the icing so it gave it a 3d effect.

lastly, I told Chef Nelson vendors are not permitted in the venue before 10am and that we ordered an expensive($75 tablecloth for the beautiful cake table display we had planned. We requested he come closer to 11am to be sure the tablecloth arrive and was on the table so he could set up the cake. Well I was extremely disappointed when he showed up at 9AM and of course the table was even set up yet. he set up the cake on a table and left without a word to anyone. Very sneaky. MY 6 GROOMSMEN SURPRISED ME BY LIFTING THE ENTIRE 3 TIERED CAKE AND HEAVY STAND AND PUT THE EXPENSIVE TABLE CLOTH ON THE TABLE TO MAKE UP FOR THE OTHER ISSUES.

I met with him 3 times before the wedding and he still didn't deliver HIS word.
I would not recommend him for any big important events. maybe just a small event that doesn't have high expectations. Read less
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leilastin
Wedding:
7/23/2011
3.7/5.0
Our cake didn't turn out as we expected. The color didn't really match the rest of our colors at the wedding. The cake flavor was okay but the appearance was a little of a disappointment.
Our cake didn't turn out as we expected. The color didn't really match the rest of our colors at the wedding. The cake Read more...
Our cake didn't turn out as we expected. The color didn't really match the rest of our colors at the wedding. The cake flavor was okay but the appearance was a little of a disappointment. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
5/20/2011
4.8/5.0
Chef Nelson did an amazing job on our beach themed wedding cake! Everyone loved it and it tasted great! THANK YOU!!!!
Chef Nelson did an amazing job on our beach themed wedding cake! Everyone loved it and it tasted great! THANK YOU!!!!
Chef Nelson did an amazing job on our beach themed wedding cake! Everyone loved it and it tasted great! THANK YOU!!!! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
3/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Chef Nelson is very creative and definitely has an eye for detail. Our wedding cake turned out perfectly! It was everything I asked for! :)
Chef Nelson is very creative and definitely has an eye for detail. Our wedding cake turned out perfectly! It was Read more...
Chef Nelson is very creative and definitely has an eye for detail. Our wedding cake turned out perfectly! It was everything I asked for! :) Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
1/1/2011
4.4/5.0
Chef Nelson did a wonderful job on our cake! It was delicious, and exactly what I wanted after we talked to him. I had to provide the ribbon for around the cake and of course my own cake toppers. But the cake was excellent and very pretty!
Chef Nelson did a wonderful job on our cake! It was delicious, and exactly what I wanted after we talked to him. I had to Read more...
Chef Nelson did a wonderful job on our cake! It was delicious, and exactly what I wanted after we talked to him. I had to provide the ribbon for around the cake and of course my own cake toppers. But the cake was excellent and very pretty! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
11/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake and grooms cake were awesome. They were just what we wanted. Chef Nelson did an amazing job!
Our wedding cake and grooms cake were awesome. They were just what we wanted. Chef Nelson did an amazing job!
Our wedding cake and grooms cake were awesome. They were just what we wanted. Chef Nelson did an amazing job! Read less
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desiree
Wedding:
10/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Chef nelson was great to work with, he met with us for a tasting and we fell in love with him and his cakes then. We were able to pick a different flavor for each teir, and we had 3. We were able to use the top as well, because he will be making us a complimentary cake for our one year anniversary. The cake was just beautiful, it was ivory with red ribbon trim and a dozen real red roses!! I recommend him to everyone!! Thank you Chef Nelson for being part of our special day!!!
Chef nelson was great to work with, he met with us for a tasting and we fell in love with him and his cakes then. We were Read more...
Chef nelson was great to work with, he met with us for a tasting and we fell in love with him and his cakes then. We were able to pick a different flavor for each teir, and we had 3. We were able to use the top as well, because he will be making us a complimentary cake for our one year anniversary. The cake was just beautiful, it was ivory with red ribbon trim and a dozen real red roses!! I recommend him to everyone!! Thank you Chef Nelson for being part of our special day!!! Read less
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JerJenn
Wedding:
10/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Chef Nelson make us a beautiful fall themed wedding cake on a budget. We only had a small two tier cake that was elaborately decorated and on display. We did the ceremonial cake cut into that but had two large plain sheet cakes hidden that the caterer served to our guests. Having large plain sheet cakes kept the budget low and the slices large for our guests.

We had yellow cake with bavarian creme filling: YUMMO! and chocolate with chocolate fudge, pretty good.

We didnt need to safe cake from the wedding, Chef Nelson will make you a fresh cake for your anniversary! Can't wait to have Chef Nelson cake again!
Chef Nelson make us a beautiful fall themed wedding cake on a budget. We only had a small two tier cake that was Read more...
Chef Nelson make us a beautiful fall themed wedding cake on a budget. We only had a small two tier cake that was elaborately decorated and on display. We did the ceremonial cake cut into that but had two large plain sheet cakes hidden that the caterer served to our guests. Having large plain sheet cakes kept the budget low and the slices large for our guests.

We had yellow cake with bavarian creme filling: YUMMO! and chocolate with chocolate fudge, pretty good.

We didnt need to safe cake from the wedding, Chef Nelson will make you a fresh cake for your anniversary! Can't wait to have Chef Nelson cake again! Read less
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Sonya
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Chef Nelson was referred to me by a co-worker whom had used him for her wedding 2 years prior. We had shopped around and found other cake stores to be out of our price range and not as friendly. We drove from Tampa to Palm Harbor for our tasting and knew right away that he was the one. He was very friendly and the cakes and fillings were delicious! He made the cake just as we wanted and the guests loved it!
Chef Nelson was referred to me by a co-worker whom had used him for her wedding 2 years prior. We had shopped around and Read more...
Chef Nelson was referred to me by a co-worker whom had used him for her wedding 2 years prior. We had shopped around and found other cake stores to be out of our price range and not as friendly. We drove from Tampa to Palm Harbor for our tasting and knew right away that he was the one. He was very friendly and the cakes and fillings were delicious! He made the cake just as we wanted and the guests loved it! Read less
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Jen Strong
Wedding:
10/1/2010
2.6/5.0
My husband and I went with Chef Nelson based on the location and reviews that we had read, however we did not have a good experience with Chef Nelson. When we went in for our "appointment" to talk about our cake we felt rushed. We explained the cake flavor that we wanted which included a banana flavored cake with chocolate ganache filling and we ended up getting a yellow cake (which tasted nothing like banana and actually tasted a bit more like lemon) and no chocolate filling at all. We were never even offered a cake tasting at all. We paid almost $50 for a VERY small cake and it wasn't even the correct flavor. I will say that the design was nice, however looked a bit sloppy as well. We did eventually regret going with Chef Nelson for our special day.
My husband and I went with Chef Nelson based on the location and reviews that we had read, however we did not have a good Read more...
My husband and I went with Chef Nelson based on the location and reviews that we had read, however we did not have a good experience with Chef Nelson. When we went in for our "appointment" to talk about our cake we felt rushed. We explained the cake flavor that we wanted which included a banana flavored cake with chocolate ganache filling and we ended up getting a yellow cake (which tasted nothing like banana and actually tasted a bit more like lemon) and no chocolate filling at all. We were never even offered a cake tasting at all. We paid almost $50 for a VERY small cake and it wasn't even the correct flavor. I will say that the design was nice, however looked a bit sloppy as well. We did eventually regret going with Chef Nelson for our special day. Read less
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Marina
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Chef Nelson made cake tasting so much fun. We were not rushed into any decision and were 100% pleased with the beauty of the cake as well as the quality of the cake. Our guests were going for seconds! He's a WINNER!
Chef Nelson made cake tasting so much fun. We were not rushed into any decision and were 100% pleased with the beauty of Read more...
Chef Nelson made cake tasting so much fun. We were not rushed into any decision and were 100% pleased with the beauty of the cake as well as the quality of the cake. Our guests were going for seconds! He's a WINNER! Read less
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Cassandra
Wedding:
7/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Our cake was done exactly how we imagined. Chef Nelson met with my husband and I personally and discussed and helped suggest ideas for our perfect cake. It tasted incredible, my guests were all thrilled. I'm very excited, also, that Chef Nelson will make us a new top tier for our year anniversary so we don't have to eat the stale one in our freezer! Great variety of fillings and icings. Chef Nelson was knowledgeable, helpful and gave us a really great deal!
Our cake was done exactly how we imagined. Chef Nelson met with my husband and I personally and discussed and helped Read more...
Our cake was done exactly how we imagined. Chef Nelson met with my husband and I personally and discussed and helped suggest ideas for our perfect cake. It tasted incredible, my guests were all thrilled. I'm very excited, also, that Chef Nelson will make us a new top tier for our year anniversary so we don't have to eat the stale one in our freezer! Great variety of fillings and icings. Chef Nelson was knowledgeable, helpful and gave us a really great deal! Read less
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jeanai
Wedding:
5/30/2010
4.8/5.0
Chef Nelson is a really nice, energetic person to work with. Our cake looked good and was moist. However, we had asked for a particular flavor to be swirled in the cake and in between the layers, but we really couldn't taste it at all. In the tasting it was great, but the actual wedding cake accent flavor wasn't the same at all.
Chef Nelson is a really nice, energetic person to work with. Our cake looked good and was moist. However, we had asked for Read more...
Chef Nelson is a really nice, energetic person to work with. Our cake looked good and was moist. However, we had asked for a particular flavor to be swirled in the cake and in between the layers, but we really couldn't taste it at all. In the tasting it was great, but the actual wedding cake accent flavor wasn't the same at all. Read less
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FloridaWife
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
We LOVED our wedding cake! Chef Nelson does a bang up job on all of his cakes, and ours was so delicious, and so beautiful too! My MOH is a HUGE cake snob, and has eaten her fair share of wedding cakes in the past, and was insistent that there was no such thing as a good wedding cake. Until she ate ours. And then helped us finish off the top layer when we got back from the honeymoon. It's safe to say she loved it, and everyone else did too.

What's even better is that Chef Nelson always makes a free anniversary cake - so your cake top is yours to enjoy post honeymoon, and the next year you have a nice, delicious, fresh new cake made for you, instead of one that's been eating up space in your freezer for a year. And his prices are incredibly reasonable too, we'll be buying cakes from him for birthdays, anniversaries, and showers often in the future, and we have a 3 hour drive to get to him - he's that good!
We LOVED our wedding cake! Chef Nelson does a bang up job on all of his cakes, and ours was so delicious, and so beautiful Read more...
We LOVED our wedding cake! Chef Nelson does a bang up job on all of his cakes, and ours was so delicious, and so beautiful too! My MOH is a HUGE cake snob, and has eaten her fair share of wedding cakes in the past, and was insistent that there was no such thing as a good wedding cake. Until she ate ours. And then helped us finish off the top layer when we got back from the honeymoon. It's safe to say she loved it, and everyone else did too.

What's even better is that Chef Nelson always makes a free anniversary cake - so your cake top is yours to enjoy post honeymoon, and the next year you have a nice, delicious, fresh new cake made for you, instead of one that's been eating up space in your freezer for a year. And his prices are incredibly reasonable too, we'll be buying cakes from him for birthdays, anniversaries, and showers often in the future, and we have a 3 hour drive to get to him - he's that good! Read less
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Traci
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
Cake was amazing! It tasted so good, and we ate the topper for a week after the wedding! The cake was exactly what I had in mind!!
Cake was amazing! It tasted so good, and we ate the topper for a week after the wedding! The cake was exactly what I had Read more...
Cake was amazing! It tasted so good, and we ate the topper for a week after the wedding! The cake was exactly what I had in mind!! Read less
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Alison
Wedding:
5/22/2010
4.2/5.0
I meet with Chef Nelson and immediatley knew that I had to have him make my wedding cake. He was running a special were you can get a cake for $150 to feed 85 people. We needed to feed 120 people. To keep costs down, I decided to have in addition to the larger cake, have a smaller not as fancy cake made to be placed in the kitchen away from guests view. I was a bit disappointed that when I went to cut the cake the night of our wedding, the small filler cake was on the cake table next to the larger wedding cake. That made us look very cheap to our guests. The larger cake was absolutley beautiful. Everything we had discussed and wanted, except for the fact that I paid for fresh strawberries and got some kind of mushy strawberry stuff. I was very happy with the look and design of the larger cake. The ribbon matched my color perfectly.
I meet with Chef Nelson and immediatley knew that I had to have him make my wedding cake. He was running a special were Read more...
I meet with Chef Nelson and immediatley knew that I had to have him make my wedding cake. He was running a special were you can get a cake for $150 to feed 85 people. We needed to feed 120 people. To keep costs down, I decided to have in addition to the larger cake, have a smaller not as fancy cake made to be placed in the kitchen away from guests view. I was a bit disappointed that when I went to cut the cake the night of our wedding, the small filler cake was on the cake table next to the larger wedding cake. That made us look very cheap to our guests. The larger cake was absolutley beautiful. Everything we had discussed and wanted, except for the fact that I paid for fresh strawberries and got some kind of mushy strawberry stuff. I was very happy with the look and design of the larger cake. The ribbon matched my color perfectly. Read less
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espy
Wedding:
4/3/2010
4.5/5.0
The cake was beautiful & delicious! Chef Nelson & his staff were very easy to work with.
My ONLY complaint was that I ordered the cake in Sept. and they called a week before my wedding (in April) about $$
The cake was beautiful & delicious! Chef Nelson & his staff were very easy to work with.
My ONLY complaint was that I Read more...
The cake was beautiful & delicious! Chef Nelson & his staff were very easy to work with.
My ONLY complaint was that I ordered the cake in Sept. and they called a week before my wedding (in April) about $$ Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
3/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Our cake was amazing!!!! You have to get at least one tier with strawberry shortcake with cream cheese filling, it is soooo good! He also gives you an anniversary cake so you don't have to save the top part of the cake.
Our cake was amazing!!!! You have to get at least one tier with strawberry shortcake with cream cheese filling, it is Read more...
Our cake was amazing!!!! You have to get at least one tier with strawberry shortcake with cream cheese filling, it is soooo good! He also gives you an anniversary cake so you don't have to save the top part of the cake. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
3/7/2010
5.0/5.0
The cake was absolutely awesome. It looked exactly how I wanted it to, and it tasted great! I brought a picture of a cake I liked to Chef Nelson and he was able to re-create it while making the modifcations I wanted. It looked exactly how I wanted it to on our wedding day. The prices are affordable and reasonable and you get a free anniversary cake, so you don't have to worry about saving and freezing the top. I was very pleased with our cake and our guests loved it too!
The cake was absolutely awesome. It looked exactly how I wanted it to, and it tasted great! I brought a picture of a cake Read more...
The cake was absolutely awesome. It looked exactly how I wanted it to, and it tasted great! I brought a picture of a cake I liked to Chef Nelson and he was able to re-create it while making the modifcations I wanted. It looked exactly how I wanted it to on our wedding day. The prices are affordable and reasonable and you get a free anniversary cake, so you don't have to worry about saving and freezing the top. I was very pleased with our cake and our guests loved it too! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
12/19/2009
4.8/5.0
Chef Nelson was awesome to work with! I spent an entire day with my Aunts and cousin tasting wedding cakes and he had the best by far! It tasted the best and was the most affordable, and we went to 5 places around Tampa Bay. He was wonderful and gave us all cake to try and test.
I had my fiance drop off the sketch and colors I wanted for our cake and it looked just like I wanted, with ONE exception. The cake had pink icing instead of lilac purple icing. I was ticked about it, but no one else cared, or seemed to notice! :)
Chef Nelson was awesome to work with! I spent an entire day with my Aunts and cousin tasting wedding cakes and he had the Read more...
Chef Nelson was awesome to work with! I spent an entire day with my Aunts and cousin tasting wedding cakes and he had the best by far! It tasted the best and was the most affordable, and we went to 5 places around Tampa Bay. He was wonderful and gave us all cake to try and test.
I had my fiance drop off the sketch and colors I wanted for our cake and it looked just like I wanted, with ONE exception. The cake had pink icing instead of lilac purple icing. I was ticked about it, but no one else cared, or seemed to notice! :) Read less
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jennsjazz
Wedding:
11/7/2009
5.0/5.0
You will love, love this cake. This guy has baked for a lot of famous people, but you couldn't tell by his prices. Chef Nelson is a very nice guy with very delicious cakes and will create a masterpiece for you right in front of you. He will design the cake you like and create it for your wedding day with some delectable flavors of your choice. Not only that, the price is very reasonable. My cake was absolutely gorgeous and delicious and the topper is, you get a fresh anniversary cake on your anniversary, so you don't have to worry about freezing the top layer. Please don't sell yourself short, pay him a visit.
You will love, love this cake. This guy has baked for a lot of famous people, but you couldn't tell by his prices. Chef Read more...
You will love, love this cake. This guy has baked for a lot of famous people, but you couldn't tell by his prices. Chef Nelson is a very nice guy with very delicious cakes and will create a masterpiece for you right in front of you. He will design the cake you like and create it for your wedding day with some delectable flavors of your choice. Not only that, the price is very reasonable. My cake was absolutely gorgeous and delicious and the topper is, you get a fresh anniversary cake on your anniversary, so you don't have to worry about freezing the top layer. Please don't sell yourself short, pay him a visit. Read less
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nikig
Wedding:
10/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Chef Nelson was awesome! From his personality to his service. His cake was amazing. I can't believe how reasonably priced his cakes were! He should charge more!
Chef Nelson was awesome! From his personality to his service. His cake was amazing. I can't believe how reasonably priced Read more...
Chef Nelson was awesome! From his personality to his service. His cake was amazing. I can't believe how reasonably priced his cakes were! He should charge more! Read less
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TiffanyWilliams
Wedding:
10/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Chef Nelson's was GREAT! not only was the level of service great, but the cake was AMAZING! It's 3 weeks after the wedding and I still have people telling me how great the cake was. Chef Nelson is super nice and easy to deal with and the price is unbeatable!! Definitely recommend them to any bride!
Chef Nelson's was GREAT! not only was the level of service great, but the cake was AMAZING! It's 3 weeks after the wedding Read more...
Chef Nelson's was GREAT! not only was the level of service great, but the cake was AMAZING! It's 3 weeks after the wedding and I still have people telling me how great the cake was. Chef Nelson is super nice and easy to deal with and the price is unbeatable!! Definitely recommend them to any bride! Read less
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becca21andup
Wedding:
10/10/2009
4.9/5.0
The cake was very impressive and tasted amazing! They offered each layer with a different filling which was really neat! It looked like a dime in the pictures, although I had asked for it to be pushed back with each layer as the design, they didn't do it and made the layers one on top of the other, which was okay in the end. Either than that, it was a great experience and he even offers you a wedding cake for your 1st year anniversary, so no need to save the top layer!:)
The cake was very impressive and tasted amazing! They offered each layer with a different filling which was really neat! Read more...
The cake was very impressive and tasted amazing! They offered each layer with a different filling which was really neat! It looked like a dime in the pictures, although I had asked for it to be pushed back with each layer as the design, they didn't do it and made the layers one on top of the other, which was okay in the end. Either than that, it was a great experience and he even offers you a wedding cake for your 1st year anniversary, so no need to save the top layer!:) Read less
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Lisa N Glover
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
Chef Nelson has the most delicious cake! Our cake was a three tiered square cake - first layer chocolate cake with bavarian cream filling, second layer was yellow cake with fresh strawberry filling and the third layer was a carrot cake with cinnamon cream cheese frosting! I usually do not like wedding cake but I would eat Chef Nelson's wedding cake all day long - well until I got sick anyway! Chef Nick does a great job at meeting all your needs - he even works with a local florist - The Bridal Bouquet if you want to have fresh flowers on your cake. We had fresh gerbera daisies on the cake and it looked amazing. Go to Chef Nelson - he is the most affordable and most talented pastry chef in Pinellas County! PLUS - he even gives you a FREE anniversary cake with your purchase of a wedding cake. Who doesn't love a BOGO deal?
Chef Nelson has the most delicious cake! Our cake was a three tiered square cake - first layer chocolate cake with Read more...
Chef Nelson has the most delicious cake! Our cake was a three tiered square cake - first layer chocolate cake with bavarian cream filling, second layer was yellow cake with fresh strawberry filling and the third layer was a carrot cake with cinnamon cream cheese frosting! I usually do not like wedding cake but I would eat Chef Nelson's wedding cake all day long - well until I got sick anyway! Chef Nick does a great job at meeting all your needs - he even works with a local florist - The Bridal Bouquet if you want to have fresh flowers on your cake. We had fresh gerbera daisies on the cake and it looked amazing. Go to Chef Nelson - he is the most affordable and most talented pastry chef in Pinellas County! PLUS - he even gives you a FREE anniversary cake with your purchase of a wedding cake. Who doesn't love a BOGO deal? Read less
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Lorrie
Wedding:
8/29/2009
5.0/5.0
Chef Nelson Is Amazing! My Husband and I went there to design our cake, He did everything per our request. Colors, He even had me keep some of the flowers from the bouquets I made to add to the cake so everything would match perfectly.The CAke tasted amazing as well!, And instead of keeping the top to save for your 1 year anniversary, You call him a couple of weeks Prior and he will make you an anniversary cake for free!!! He Truely is an Amazing Chef!!!! Thank you Chef Nelson For Making ths part of my Wedding day so terrific!!!!!
Chef Nelson Is Amazing! My Husband and I went there to design our cake, He did everything per our request. Colors, He even Read more...
Chef Nelson Is Amazing! My Husband and I went there to design our cake, He did everything per our request. Colors, He even had me keep some of the flowers from the bouquets I made to add to the cake so everything would match perfectly.The CAke tasted amazing as well!, And instead of keeping the top to save for your 1 year anniversary, You call him a couple of weeks Prior and he will make you an anniversary cake for free!!! He Truely is an Amazing Chef!!!! Thank you Chef Nelson For Making ths part of my Wedding day so terrific!!!!! Read less
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LithuanianBride
Wedding:
8/9/2009
4.9/5.0
If you're looking to save money but feel like you are eating a high end cake this is where to go. Chef Nelson offers value and quality far exceeding his pricing. We searched for a long time to find an affordable but delicious cake, plus we got a free anniversary cake! Our cake was beautiful, tasted scrumptious, and he allows you to create your own masterpiece that you can tell guests you had a hand in designing. =]
If you're looking to save money but feel like you are eating a high end cake this is where to go. Chef Nelson offers value Read more...
If you're looking to save money but feel like you are eating a high end cake this is where to go. Chef Nelson offers value and quality far exceeding his pricing. We searched for a long time to find an affordable but delicious cake, plus we got a free anniversary cake! Our cake was beautiful, tasted scrumptious, and he allows you to create your own masterpiece that you can tell guests you had a hand in designing. =] Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
8/8/2009
5.0/5.0
Chef Nelson was great to work with! We were from out of town so I had been doing the initial stuff with him over the phone. Then we got to town about a week before the wedding and we sat down and got everything else planned. He was very nice and the cake was delicious. I had even changed my mind about the flavor for one of the layers and called him later and there were no problems with me changing my mind, even that close to the wedding. The price was great too!
Chef Nelson was great to work with! We were from out of town so I had been doing the initial stuff with him over the Read more...
Chef Nelson was great to work with! We were from out of town so I had been doing the initial stuff with him over the phone. Then we got to town about a week before the wedding and we sat down and got everything else planned. He was very nice and the cake was delicious. I had even changed my mind about the flavor for one of the layers and called him later and there were no problems with me changing my mind, even that close to the wedding. The price was great too! Read less
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QueenMash
Wedding:
7/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Our cake was absolutey beautiful and tasted even better than it looked. Chef Nelson is so nice and so easy to work with. He worked with our caterer so the whole process was very easy. He even told us we get a new cake top on our anniversary!
Our cake was absolutey beautiful and tasted even better than it looked. Chef Nelson is so nice and so easy to work with. Read more...
Our cake was absolutey beautiful and tasted even better than it looked. Chef Nelson is so nice and so easy to work with. He worked with our caterer so the whole process was very easy. He even told us we get a new cake top on our anniversary! Read less
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Ina
Wedding:
5/31/2009
5.0/5.0
Me and my husband do not care for "normal" and what everyone else does or has. For a cake we were the same but we did not want something crazy looking. Had a beach wedding, so we sat down with him tossed ideas out and such. We literally sat down and designed a cake unlike he had made before but one that was not crazy. We loved the design (looked like a beach, with a sand castle on it, our topper being groom carrying a bride on the beach with a tiny bottle I made that matched our exact invitations), he knew what we wanted then we got to taste test.. OMG! YUM! Our surprise when our cake was there and was more then I could have expected ever. I want to add photos to show but can not, feel free to go to www.inaandmichael.weddings.com and look at my photos, the cake is in there. Hope he puts it on his website soon. The price I about fell over for, he was sooooo inexpensive that I felt guilty not giving him more. LOL.
Me and my husband do not care for "normal" and what everyone else does or has. For a cake we were the same but we did not Read more...
Me and my husband do not care for "normal" and what everyone else does or has. For a cake we were the same but we did not want something crazy looking. Had a beach wedding, so we sat down with him tossed ideas out and such. We literally sat down and designed a cake unlike he had made before but one that was not crazy. We loved the design (looked like a beach, with a sand castle on it, our topper being groom carrying a bride on the beach with a tiny bottle I made that matched our exact invitations), he knew what we wanted then we got to taste test.. OMG! YUM! Our surprise when our cake was there and was more then I could have expected ever. I want to add photos to show but can not, feel free to go to www.inaandmichael.weddings.com and look at my photos, the cake is in there. Hope he puts it on his website soon. The price I about fell over for, he was sooooo inexpensive that I felt guilty not giving him more. LOL. Read less
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Debbie
Wedding:
5/23/2009
5.0/5.0
Chef Nelson is a very nice person, we came in to his busy store without an appt. and we weren't really expecting to order our cake that day but he gave us samples we were impressed so we designed our cake and placed the order. I will go o him again and will recommend him to others.
Chef Nelson is a very nice person, we came in to his busy store without an appt. and we weren't really expecting to order Read more...
Chef Nelson is a very nice person, we came in to his busy store without an appt. and we weren't really expecting to order our cake that day but he gave us samples we were impressed so we designed our cake and placed the order. I will go o him again and will recommend him to others. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Chef Nelson saved our wedding day! Our cake was included in our wedding package and we had to choose between several bakeries. We had chosen another local bakery and had our cake all planned, but when I went to meet with them days before our wedding, just to confirm everything, they informed us that they did not work with our reception site anymore! I immediately met with our reception site and was furious that no one had bothered to tell us. If it were not for me confirming everything, we wouldn't have had a wedding cake. Our reception site knew they had screwed up and recommended we speak with Chef Nelson. We met with him 5 days before our wedding and he worked with us to design a beautiful cake. He was so understanding and really worked hard at the last minute to help us out! He responded to all my phone calls and emails very quickly too. On our wedding day, we had so many compliments about our cake.. it was beautiful and tasted great! No one even knew what a disaster the whole cake situation had been! We've been married over a year now and Chef Nelson gave us an anniversary cake which was just as delicious as our wedding cake!
Chef Nelson saved our wedding day! Our cake was included in our wedding package and we had to choose between several Read more...
Chef Nelson saved our wedding day! Our cake was included in our wedding package and we had to choose between several bakeries. We had chosen another local bakery and had our cake all planned, but when I went to meet with them days before our wedding, just to confirm everything, they informed us that they did not work with our reception site anymore! I immediately met with our reception site and was furious that no one had bothered to tell us. If it were not for me confirming everything, we wouldn't have had a wedding cake. Our reception site knew they had screwed up and recommended we speak with Chef Nelson. We met with him 5 days before our wedding and he worked with us to design a beautiful cake. He was so understanding and really worked hard at the last minute to help us out! He responded to all my phone calls and emails very quickly too. On our wedding day, we had so many compliments about our cake.. it was beautiful and tasted great! No one even knew what a disaster the whole cake situation had been! We've been married over a year now and Chef Nelson gave us an anniversary cake which was just as delicious as our wedding cake! Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
4/25/2009
4.6/5.0
Chef Nelson was very nice and professional, you can tell he has been doing this for a long time. Our cake tasted very good and looked beautiful. I feel like he may have lowballed us as he raised the price by about 100 dollars after we tasted and picked out our cake. He added extra from what he told us for the delivery fee so we paid a lot more than he originally led us to beleive. Regardless, we would have paid it anyway but would have been nice to know.
Chef Nelson was very nice and professional, you can tell he has been doing this for a long time. Our cake tasted very good Read more...
Chef Nelson was very nice and professional, you can tell he has been doing this for a long time. Our cake tasted very good and looked beautiful. I feel like he may have lowballed us as he raised the price by about 100 dollars after we tasted and picked out our cake. He added extra from what he told us for the delivery fee so we paid a lot more than he originally led us to beleive. Regardless, we would have paid it anyway but would have been nice to know. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
4/18/2009
2.6/5.0
Very plain,They never brought the cake boxes they promised in the contract and we ended up throwing out most of the cake as I had no way to get it home. I recommended them to a friend before this all happened after the tasting, they forgot their take home boxes as well.
P.S. Called to complain after the wedding never heard back from anyone !!!
Very plain,They never brought the cake boxes they promised in the contract and we ended up throwing out most of the cake Read more...
Very plain,They never brought the cake boxes they promised in the contract and we ended up throwing out most of the cake as I had no way to get it home. I recommended them to a friend before this all happened after the tasting, they forgot their take home boxes as well.
P.S. Called to complain after the wedding never heard back from anyone !!! Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
4/18/2009
4.6/5.0
Tasted great. Felt a little rushed a couple of times that I went in to drop off things for the cake.
Tasted great. Felt a little rushed a couple of times that I went in to drop off things for the cake.
Tasted great. Felt a little rushed a couple of times that I went in to drop off things for the cake. Read less
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Summer314
Wedding:
3/14/2009
5.0/5.0
Chef Nelson did a great job with our wedding cake! I gave him the sketch of what I wanted and it was exactly what I had asked for the day of my wedding!! The guests had even complimented the cake saying it was the best cake they've had!! Great service and great prices!
Chef Nelson did a great job with our wedding cake! I gave him the sketch of what I wanted and it was exactly what I had Read more...
Chef Nelson did a great job with our wedding cake! I gave him the sketch of what I wanted and it was exactly what I had asked for the day of my wedding!! The guests had even complimented the cake saying it was the best cake they've had!! Great service and great prices! Read less
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CLH
Wedding:
2/14/2009
5.0/5.0
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Chef Nelson & Helen!!!! We used them for our Valentines Day wedding. In all the searching and comparing, I never came close to finding anyone who could beat him in quality, service or especially price!!! The service was just awesome. The cake was designed exactly how we wanted.... We named off some ideas and they made it come to life, better than imagined. We chose to have each tier a different flavor and filling and it was delicious. They added on any extras that I wished to include such as cake topper, flowers, monogram, and sugar cherubs.... free of charge, where as most other places would not even do, or if so, they would charge you for. Chef Nelson also encourages you to go ahead and serve / eat your top tier rather than storing it in a freezer for a year..... they invite you back on your anniversary to give you a fresh, free cake of your choice!!! I can not say enough good things about them or their service. The cost for a cake to serve 85+ people, 3 tier, custom order, plus delivery, tax and your free anniversary cake.... all for under $200.00!!!!!!! We are counting down the days til our anniversary so that we can go back and have some more of their delicious cake!! They made us feel so welcome and did such a wonderful job, I wish I could post a photo... as a matter of fact, feel free to email me if you want to see a photo of our cake and how well they did!! BTW, they were even nice enough to hold on to the grooms cake that I purchased elsewhere, and delivered it with the cake.... i got the cake elsewhere because it was a cheesecake and sadly they don't make real NY cheesecake, otherwise, it would of been 2 cakes from them..... :)
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Chef Nelson & Helen!!!! We used them for our Valentines Day wedding. In all the searching and comparing, Read more...
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Chef Nelson & Helen!!!! We used them for our Valentines Day wedding. In all the searching and comparing, I never came close to finding anyone who could beat him in quality, service or especially price!!! The service was just awesome. The cake was designed exactly how we wanted.... We named off some ideas and they made it come to life, better than imagined. We chose to have each tier a different flavor and filling and it was delicious. They added on any extras that I wished to include such as cake topper, flowers, monogram, and sugar cherubs.... free of charge, where as most other places would not even do, or if so, they would charge you for. Chef Nelson also encourages you to go ahead and serve / eat your top tier rather than storing it in a freezer for a year..... they invite you back on your anniversary to give you a fresh, free cake of your choice!!! I can not say enough good things about them or their service. The cost for a cake to serve 85+ people, 3 tier, custom order, plus delivery, tax and your free anniversary cake.... all for under $200.00!!!!!!! We are counting down the days til our anniversary so that we can go back and have some more of their delicious cake!! They made us feel so welcome and did such a wonderful job, I wish I could post a photo... as a matter of fact, feel free to email me if you want to see a photo of our cake and how well they did!! BTW, they were even nice enough to hold on to the grooms cake that I purchased elsewhere, and delivered it with the cake.... i got the cake elsewhere because it was a cheesecake and sadly they don't make real NY cheesecake, otherwise, it would of been 2 cakes from them..... :) Read less
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Meg
Wedding:
1/11/2009
5.0/5.0
My cake was outstanding.We received several compliments from our quests about how tasty the cake was. Chef Nelson was very easy to work with. Great pricing. DD's Blooms did flowers on the cake and it looked amazing. Great taste and beautiful. A winner.
My cake was outstanding.We received several compliments from our quests about how tasty the cake was. Chef Nelson was very Read more...
My cake was outstanding.We received several compliments from our quests about how tasty the cake was. Chef Nelson was very easy to work with. Great pricing. DD's Blooms did flowers on the cake and it looked amazing. Great taste and beautiful. A winner. Read less
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Dancer
Wedding:
11/8/2008
1.0/5.0
The cake that was delivered at my wedding was not the cake I had planned with Chef Nelson. The decoration was totally different, the flavors of the layers were not correct, and their was a big smudge on the bottom of the cake. When I addressed it with him after the wedding, he said "don't lose sleep over it". Well, he may not think it's a big deal, but this ugly cake is now in my wedding album forever! Not to mention, my guests didn't get to eat the flavors I had specifically picked out because I knew they would like it. My family is Italian, and I wanted Italian Rum filling and Cannoli filling as two of my flavors and we didn't get that.
The cake that was delivered at my wedding was not the cake I had planned with Chef Nelson. The decoration was totally Read more...
The cake that was delivered at my wedding was not the cake I had planned with Chef Nelson. The decoration was totally different, the flavors of the layers were not correct, and their was a big smudge on the bottom of the cake. When I addressed it with him after the wedding, he said "don't lose sleep over it". Well, he may not think it's a big deal, but this ugly cake is now in my wedding album forever! Not to mention, my guests didn't get to eat the flavors I had specifically picked out because I knew they would like it. My family is Italian, and I wanted Italian Rum filling and Cannoli filling as two of my flavors and we didn't get that. Read less
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kimberlyann
Wedding:
9/6/2008
3.8/5.0
The cake looked beautiful and was on time at the reception. It just wasnt the flavor we had asked for which could have been a mix up with someone elses cake.
The cake looked beautiful and was on time at the reception. It just wasnt the flavor we had asked for which could have Read more...
The cake looked beautiful and was on time at the reception. It just wasnt the flavor we had asked for which could have been a mix up with someone elses cake. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
12/1/2007
5.0/5.0
I met Chef Nelson at a wedding expo at Macy's and we already had our cake set up to go w/ a different baker, but wasn't so sure about them since they had not been so flexible, so I asked Chef Nelson if he could make these two special flavors of cake that the other baker would not do, they would only bake whatever flavors and fillings were on their "menu." However, Chef Nelson didn't even hesitate when I asked him, so we had a four layer cake with three different flavors... Two of them he had to make especially for us, and we came in for a tasting of it before the actual day to make sure we liked it. He made us a strawberry champagne layer especially for us and two chocolate chocolate chip mint layers specially as well. We also chose one layer from his choices chocolate with chocolate mousse. All layers were great tasting! We do have our top layer in the freezer for our anniversary, but good to know that Chef Nelson also give you a free cake on your first anniversary! My mom also got the bridal shower cake from Chef Nelson which was very yummy, moist, pretty. He has tons of pictures other than what are on the website at his store... We actually got a really simple cake compared to a lot of the samples on his site, so don't think he only does the really fancy, flowery frosting types, he'll do whatever you want, really! And the price was so much more affordable compared to most bakers, and don't forget that free anniversary cake, I know I can'w wait for that! Also he's very friendly and easy to reach on the phone, very flexible about coming in for tastings, etc. Stress-free!
I met Chef Nelson at a wedding expo at Macy's and we already had our cake set up to go w/ a different baker, but wasn't so Read more...
I met Chef Nelson at a wedding expo at Macy's and we already had our cake set up to go w/ a different baker, but wasn't so sure about them since they had not been so flexible, so I asked Chef Nelson if he could make these two special flavors of cake that the other baker would not do, they would only bake whatever flavors and fillings were on their "menu." However, Chef Nelson didn't even hesitate when I asked him, so we had a four layer cake with three different flavors... Two of them he had to make especially for us, and we came in for a tasting of it before the actual day to make sure we liked it. He made us a strawberry champagne layer especially for us and two chocolate chocolate chip mint layers specially as well. We also chose one layer from his choices chocolate with chocolate mousse. All layers were great tasting! We do have our top layer in the freezer for our anniversary, but good to know that Chef Nelson also give you a free cake on your first anniversary! My mom also got the bridal shower cake from Chef Nelson which was very yummy, moist, pretty. He has tons of pictures other than what are on the website at his store... We actually got a really simple cake compared to a lot of the samples on his site, so don't think he only does the really fancy, flowery frosting types, he'll do whatever you want, really! And the price was so much more affordable compared to most bakers, and don't forget that free anniversary cake, I know I can'w wait for that! Also he's very friendly and easy to reach on the phone, very flexible about coming in for tastings, etc. Stress-free! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Chef Nelson was great to work with and provided great value for the price. The cake was moist, delicious and just what we wanted. The cake was delivered on time and as promised.
Chef Nelson was great to work with and provided great value for the price. The cake was moist, delicious and just what we Read more...
Chef Nelson was great to work with and provided great value for the price. The cake was moist, delicious and just what we wanted. The cake was delivered on time and as promised. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Chef Nelson was wonderful to work with! The cake looked and tasted AMAZING! He let us make unique flavor combinations with no extra charge. Everything was beautifully done and we will definitely order from him again for any other special occasions.
Chef Nelson was wonderful to work with! The cake looked and tasted AMAZING! He let us make unique flavor combinations with Read more...
Chef Nelson was wonderful to work with! The cake looked and tasted AMAZING! He let us make unique flavor combinations with no extra charge. Everything was beautifully done and we will definitely order from him again for any other special occasions. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
0.4/5.0
Not impressed at all. The deposit was paid months in advance and they were prompt to request the remaining balance. When I made the final payment, I asked if everything was set to go and they said that everything was fine and I didn’t have to worry about anything else. I gave them the crystal cake banding and Swarovski crystal cake topper when I made the deposit. I wanted a very simple 3 tier wedding cake with no design. The crystal ribbon was to be placed at the bottom of the tiers and the topper on the top tier. That’s it, nothing complicated at all.
Three days before my wedding, they called and told me that they couldn’t find my cake topper. As a matter of fact, they tried to tell me that I didn’t leave it with them and tried to replace it some cheap looking metal topper. When I said no to this, they said I should get flowers from my florist. UNBELIEVABLE. This was so unprofessional and tacky. I didn’t want flowers on my cake hence a very simple cake with no additional design which they still managed to screw up. He added some kind of piping design around the base of the tiers when all I wanted was the ribbon. The topper was a DIY project that I was very proud of. It was a blinged out monogram topper of our new last name initial. It was costly too because I used Swarovski crystals to make it. This was not only special to me but also my fiancé because our married last name was new for him also. We were really looking forward to showing off our new last name.

I would not recommend using them. Just a huge disappointment and never even offered a resolution.
Not impressed at all. The deposit was paid months in advance and they were prompt to request the remaining balance. When I Read more...
Not impressed at all. The deposit was paid months in advance and they were prompt to request the remaining balance. When I made the final payment, I asked if everything was set to go and they said that everything was fine and I didn’t have to worry about anything else. I gave them the crystal cake banding and Swarovski crystal cake topper when I made the deposit. I wanted a very simple 3 tier wedding cake with no design. The crystal ribbon was to be placed at the bottom of the tiers and the topper on the top tier. That’s it, nothing complicated at all.
Three days before my wedding, they called and told me that they couldn’t find my cake topper. As a matter of fact, they tried to tell me that I didn’t leave it with them and tried to replace it some cheap looking metal topper. When I said no to this, they said I should get flowers from my florist. UNBELIEVABLE. This was so unprofessional and tacky. I didn’t want flowers on my cake hence a very simple cake with no additional design which they still managed to screw up. He added some kind of piping design around the base of the tiers when all I wanted was the ribbon. The topper was a DIY project that I was very proud of. It was a blinged out monogram topper of our new last name initial. It was costly too because I used Swarovski crystals to make it. This was not only special to me but also my fiancé because our married last name was new for him also. We were really looking forward to showing off our new last name.

I would not recommend using them. Just a huge disappointment and never even offered a resolution. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I was absolutely satisfied with Chef Nelson's in Palm Harbor. He was very professional, excellent communication and my cake turned out beautifull!!!!!!!!!!!
I was absolutely satisfied with Chef Nelson's in Palm Harbor. He was very professional, excellent communication and my Read more...
I was absolutely satisfied with Chef Nelson's in Palm Harbor. He was very professional, excellent communication and my cake turned out beautifull!!!!!!!!!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Chef nelson provided everything that I needed on my wedding day. The cake was great and the price was great. i have no complaints about his services.
Chef nelson provided everything that I needed on my wedding day. The cake was great and the price was great. i have no Read more...
Chef nelson provided everything that I needed on my wedding day. The cake was great and the price was great. i have no complaints about his services. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I LOVED chef Nelson's cakes!! When I went to meet with him for the cake tasting, he had plenty of fresh samples of cake to choose from. You can even get different flavors for different layers of your cake at no extra cost!! Plus my cake turned out exactly how I imagined!! He was so down to earth and very reasonably priced!! I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family!!!
I LOVED chef Nelson's cakes!! When I went to meet with him for the cake tasting, he had plenty of fresh samples of cake to Read more...
I LOVED chef Nelson's cakes!! When I went to meet with him for the cake tasting, he had plenty of fresh samples of cake to choose from. You can even get different flavors for different layers of your cake at no extra cost!! Plus my cake turned out exactly how I imagined!! He was so down to earth and very reasonably priced!! I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I LOVED chef Nelson's cakes!! When I went to meet with him for the cake tasting, he had plenty of fresh samples of cake to choose from. You can even get different flavors for different layers of your cake at no extra cost!! Plus my cake turned out exactly how I imagined!! He was so down to earth and very reasonably priced!! I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family!!!
I LOVED chef Nelson's cakes!! When I went to meet with him for the cake tasting, he had plenty of fresh samples of cake to Read more...
I LOVED chef Nelson's cakes!! When I went to meet with him for the cake tasting, he had plenty of fresh samples of cake to choose from. You can even get different flavors for different layers of your cake at no extra cost!! Plus my cake turned out exactly how I imagined!! He was so down to earth and very reasonably priced!! I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family!!! Read less
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