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Custom Cake Design

Gaithersburg , MD

LOCATION

8535 Ziggy Lane
Gaithersburg, MD US 20877 (map)

PHONE

301-216-1100

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Over 75 cakes on display in the largest showroom in the area.

Over 25 different flavors all delightfully moist.

Invitations,favors,wedding ornaments,cake... Read more
Over 75 cakes on display in the largest showroom in the area.

Over 25 different flavors all delightfully moist.

Invitations,favors,wedding ornaments,cake knives,silver stands rentals.

1st Place Wedding Cake Champion in National Retailer’s Bakery Association Competition.

Our facility is inspected, certified, and licensed as required by the Montgomery County Department of Health, State of Maryland.

We are proud to have provided special cakes for a number of clients, including actors, authors, celebrities, politicians… even the President of the United States.

We hold a monthly open house. You are invited to browse while sampling an assortment of cake flavors.

Check our Chocolate Fondue Fountain prices. All rentals include imported Belgian chocolate, two attendants, dipping sticks and between 13– 16 premium dipping items. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING CAKE

Besides cakes, what other types of desserts do you provide?
Cookies, Cupcakes, Dessert Buffet, Fruit, Groom's Cake
What additional services do you provide?
Consultations, On-site Delivery, On-site Setup, Pickup, Tastings
Do you provide customary cakes, such as Croquembouche?
No
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes
Do you offer private tastings or open house tastings?
Both - call our shop for more info
What are your tasting hours?
Sat morning by appointment. T-W-T-F 9:00-3:00 or monthly open house on a Sun. Visit web sight www.CustomCakeDesign.com
Describe how you price, such as by slice or by tier, for your cakes?
By the slice. We round the tier size in the clients favor
Does the price include the top tier of the cake?
We do not charge for the top tier. That is our gift to the couple
Do you offer custom cakes, or do you work with pre-designed styles?
We do custom work or you can pick from designs we have already have done
What (if any) special ingredients, such as fresh fruits or farm-fresh butter, do you use in your cakes?
All ingredient are our secret (if you have a special need we discuss it with you)
On average, how far in advance of the event do you prepare the cake?
Our process starts 7 days in advance but the cakes are baked, iced and decorated three days before the delivery day
How many cakes do you schedule for a typical weekend?
We never take more than we can handle. Depending on season, it can be up to 30 wedding cakes plus novelty cakes
Will you work with the client's florist to garnish the cake?
Yes, of course
What (if any) cake accessories, such as a cake stand or cake cutter, do you rent out?
Silver plateau, spiral and water fountains.
 You are always welcome to stop in an visit our shop.
Do you offer delivery? If yes, how much is your average delivery fee?
delivery starts at $60.00

REVIEWS

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Kevin
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Custom Cake Design was excellent! They helped us go through all of their different cakes and even though they didn't have exactly what we wanted, they worked with us to make an amazing cake that everyone loved! They were easy to work with and honestly, probably the vendor I had to worry about the least. They made our wedding a success with no hassle on our part! Thanks Custom Cake Design!
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Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thank you for taking the time out and providing us with a review, we apperciate it. It was a pleasure working with you and we are glad that we could be apart of your wedding. We look forward in doing buisness with you again :)
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Amber
Wedding:
7/4/2014
5.0/5.0
We opted for cupcakes instead of the traditional wedding cake, with the standard 6" anniversary layer. We also had some special requests for flavoring and icing. All our expectations were met or exceeded. We were thrilled with how lovely everything turned out. Our guests raved about how good all 3 flavors were and fought over the leftovers when the reception was over. I will order from Custom Cake Design for any event from now on.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much! We higly appreciate your review. It was a great opportunitiy to work with you all. We will be more than happy to provide you with service that you need for further events. My team and I look forward in hearing form you soon!
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Krista
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
We absolutely LOVED our wedding cake! It was perfect! The cake was super moist and icing wasn't too sweet. All of our guests loved the cake and continued to talk about the cake the day after our wedding. Thank you so much for everything! You all are the best!!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for the review.It was a wonderful experience working with you and we are so glad we could be apart of your wedding. We are very happy to hear that all of your guests, and as well as you, enjoyed the cake. We look forward in doing buisness with you soon. Thank you!
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Sara
Wedding:
6/22/2014
5.0/5.0
We used Custom Cake Design for our wedding last month and they were absolutely perfect! We walked in knowing that we wanted carrot cake and they were happy to customize it to our taste! They have an extensive showroom but are also happy to create designs based on ideas you have or even Pinterest pins! I bought a custom topper on Etsy and they matched the trim color of it perfectly with frosting! The cake was delicious (I have a sweet tooth and wedding cake is usually so bland--not this one! I had a second slice!) and they provided detailed directions for freezing the top tier for the one-year anniversary. They're a definite winner!
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Michelle
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Delicious, beautiful and moist cake
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much we truly Appreciate your review. We look forward to working with you again.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I have ordered several cakes from Custom Cakes and have never been disappointed! RAQUEL is easy to work with and open to the challenge of creativity with her cake designs. For my wedding we had an ocean theme and I was more than pleased to find the design not exactly my vision but even better! I was impressed with the hand made chocolate shells and the cake is always tastey! I recommend trying the key lime pie flavor as it is surprisingly the perfect amount of lime and sweet, not overpowering! We also had the chocolate fountain at the wedding which is always a big hit! I highly recommend Custom Cake designs!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Unique Services
Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for taking the time out and writing us a review my team and I highly appreciate it. We will be more than happy to do buissness with you again. Thank you once again and we look forward in hearing form you soon :)
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Colleen
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
The cake was delicious! We had strawberry and lemon. Highly recommend those flavors! Very elegant and beautiful.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your review we really appreciate your response. It was a pleasure working with you, and we look forward in doing business with you again :)
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Roberta
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was beautiful & delicious! Everyone raved how good the cake was.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your review. We highly appreciate it. We look forward in working with you again :)
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Rosie. K
Wedding:
6/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Amazing showroom, great and patient team! Raquel and Sarai from day one were knowledgeable, warm and very helpful as we went through the process of selecting our wedding cake. I was looking for a simple and elegant cake to go with my overall theme. The outcome was an incredible cake! It looked beautiful and tasted amazing. All our guests loved it!
Thank you so much for making our day a special one!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your review, we highly appreciate the time you put into writing this for us. We enjoyed working with you and we are so glad that we could be a part of your wedding and to be able to make your day special. We look forward in working with you again. :)
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Erin
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Beautiful cake and very good! I don't have any complaints!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your review. We hope to work with you again :)
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I recently worked with Custom Cake Design for cookies as favors for a wedding shower that I recently hosted. The cookies were hearts that were decorated to look like wedding dresses and tuxedos. Each of the the dress cookies were unique in design. They were a hit -

I have worked with Custom Cake in the past. They are very flexible and easy to work with -
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thanks a lot for taking the time to review our services. We appreciate your business. Best Wishes, Custom Cake Design staff
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Yuliana
Wedding:
4/4/2014
5.0/5.0
I would like said thanks to Custom Cake team, my weadding cake was so beautifull and delicious. Thanks for everything your doing for us .The best reguards for Custom Cake Company.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thanks a lot for the Review Yuliana, it was a pleasure working with you... Best Wishes for you and your husband... Kindest Regards, -Custom Cake Design team =)
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Coco
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
This cake shop is the best ever. The outside of the building they are located isn't fancy but the work provided is super. Our cake was beautiful and tasted great. They were easy to work with and had lots of choices to see & taste.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thank yoou for the review. It was a pleasure working with you.
Best Wishes, -Custom Cake Design
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Raquel and the staff at Custom Cake Design were very friendly and helpful in choosing and customizing our cake. The cake turned out even better than we anticipated. We didn't want to cut it, but after taking many pictures everyone enjoyed eating it. I would return to Custom Cake Design in the future.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thanks for the review.. We appreciate your business! Regards, Custom Cake Design staff
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Melissa
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Custom Cake Design did a wonderful job with the cake for our wedding. It tasted delicious and was so beautifully decorated. They took my vision and exceeded my expecations!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thanks a lot for the review Melissa. It was a pleasure working with you!
Best Wishes, Custom Cake Design team
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Patricia
Wedding:
10/18/2013
5.0/5.0
YUM YUM YUM!!

Custom Cake did a great job with our wedding cake! We showed them a cake we both loved and they did the exact replica of it! We were both so satisfied with our cake and it tasted so good too!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thanks a lot for the review! We strongly appreciate your business! Best Wishes, Custom Cake Design
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Katie
Wedding:
10/6/2013
5.0/5.0
They did a fabulous job on my wedding! I had a 6-inch cake with flowers as the centerpiece for each reception table, all different flavors/fillings. Their selection of flavors is great, and would definitely recommend going to their open house. We went to two open houses so we could try more cake flavors! The staff at these open houses are very helpful. They had to make 16 cakes for the day and they did an excellent job. We definitely ordered more cake than was needed based on guest count, but our guests loved the cakes so much there was not much to take home (we also provided little to go boxes so guests could take more cake!). They also did a perfect job with decorating the cakes.

They also baked and decorated our favors. They were dachshund cookies. We found the dachshund cookie cutter on Amazon and gave it to them. They made a few and provided us with a couple decorating options as well as a taste test. It's a good thing we ordered extra because those were so tasty as well! Our guests loved them and thought they were cute (we own a dachshund so it wasn't random!)

I will definitely be going back to them for birthdays, etc. in the future!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Favors & Gifts
Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thanks for the review Katie.. We appreciate the time you took to leave us your feedback.. We are glad that you and everybody else loved the cake. It was really a pleasure working with you and your husband . Hope to see you around for future events. Best Wishes, Custom Cake Design
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anton
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
The cake was delicious and the staff was extremely friendly and pleasant to work with. They had a full tasting day set up for us to try different flavors out and the cake was a huge success at our wedding!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Mehrnaz
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
I found a picture of a wedding cake to Raquel, the owner and she made the identical cake! It was beautiful and exactly what I in visioned : )
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thanks a lot for the review! It was a pleasure working with you...We truly appreciate your business. Best Wishes, Custom Cake Design team!
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Jaleesa
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Custom Cake designs did an amazing job with my wedding cake and cupcake tower. They were attentive to all my requests and carried out my vision just as I had imagined.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the review Jaleesa! It was pleasure to be part of your special day... Best Wishes, Custom Cake Design staff!
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Karen
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
We worked with Raquel from beginning to end. She was so attentive and knowledgeable throughout the entire process. We visited several different bakeries, but Custom Cake Design stood out from all the rest. The quality of their cakes is phenomenal and the customer service they delivered was exceptional. Raquel was always available to us via telephone, email, or in person. We started out with one choice for our cake, but later decided to change the flavor slightly. We called to tell Raquel about it, and she said just come on in and taste the other cakes you are considering and you can change if you would like. We had a "mini second tasting" as a result. She never made us feel bad because we had second thoughts about our first choice. She was just so accommodating, my fiance and I felt like we were the only two customers she had! The day of the wedding went without a problem. She coordinated the delivery of the cake with the venue. We trusted Raquel so much, we did not see the cake until we stepped foot into our venue and of course, it was exactly what we asked for. Everyone loved the cake design, but savored the cake even more!!!! We loved working with Raquel and her crew, they are the best!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thank You so much for the review, we are glad you liked the cake; it was a pleasure to be part of your wedding day... Best Wishes, Custom Cake Design team
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Lisa
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
It was such a pleasure working with Sarai! She is an amazing artist. Not to mention the cake is DELICIOUS! I received lots of feedback from my guests saying the cake was very very good! Not too many bakers can make a wedding cake taste good! I highly recommend Custom Cake Design!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your feedback. It was a pleasure working with you. Best Wishes, Custom Cake Design Team
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Katie
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Tasty and pretty! The ladies at Custom Cake Designs helped me for my wedding by making 4 different types of cupcakes and they were a huge hit. Raquel was great ahead of time too with setting up a taste testing. The team was also a huge help by assembling cupcake wraps around all of the finished products for us. Delivered on time and everyone was a pleasure to work with. And prices could not be better!!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thanks for the review! It was a plesure working with you... Hope to see you around for future events. -Custom Cake Design Team :)
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
This was probably the easiest part of my wedding planning! All of the staff were wonderful and listened to exactly what we wanted. Our cake looked and tasted great, and I would recommend this place to anyone having an event!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thanks a lot for the review! Best Wishes, Custom Cake Design Team
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Trish
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
I was a little worried that my description of the cake I envisioned would not be totally understood and delivered as I wanted, but I shouldn't have worried... It was perfect! And beautiful! They followed my description exactly-- and I couldn't have been happier with my cake! Oh, and it was delicious, too! Very, very pleased with Custom Cake Design's services, and they also seemed to have better prices than some of the competition. I highly recommend them!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thanks a lot for the review! It was a pleasure to be part of your wedding ... All of us here at Custom Cake Design are very grateful for your business. Best Wishes, Custom Cake Design team !
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The cake was very delicious. I loved it!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
What a wonderful experience! After going to a different cake place first and getting a quote that was much higher and working with someone who was not nearly as personable or friendly, it was such a relief to end up at Custom Cake Designs. Not only were the flavors of the cake AMAZING (chocolate raspberry, marble, and red velvet) but Custom Cake Designs also provided me with a small gluten free cake to meet mine and my guests needs. If you are in the Maryland, DC, or Virgina area, I would 100% recommend Custom Cake Designs. Also, if you can't make their scheduled cake tastings, just call and they will set one up on a day and time that works for you.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thanks a lot for the review Michelle, we hope to see you around for future events ... Thank you for your business. -Custom Cake Design team
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Nina
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Oh my glorious wedding day. The lovely cup cake tier design with a cake topping was more beautiful than I imagined and very tasty. Our guest are still talking. Love Love Love Custom Cake Design.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for the feedback Nina! Thank you for your business. Best wishes, Custom Cake Design Team!
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LVesp
Wedding:
8/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Can't mark Custom Cake Design down for a single thing! They are so fabulous. Cake was delicious and beautiful. We also had cake pops and a chocolate fountain (with manyyy fabulous dippers) from them! They are so accommodating and truly listen to what you want! Raquel is so sweet! Everyone was so friendly and professional the day of. And I was so excited to see how well my vision translated to the final product! Side note: Their chocolate fountain is the best! Not just some cheap melted chocolate but delicious Belgian chocolate! Yummm!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for the review, It was a pleasure working with you! Best Wishes,Custom Cake Design
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Private User
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Our cake was beautiful and delicious. We went to a tasting to try all of their flavors. We selected chocolate chip and Key Lime. We chose this bakery for their unique flavors, and we were not disappointed! Cant wait to eat our top layer on our first anniversary!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thank you very much for the review, we strongly appreciate it ! It is always a privilege to serve you. All of us here at Custom Cake Design are truly grateful for your business. We hope to see you around for future occasions !
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My cake was included in my package with my hotel, which definitely made finding a baker easy! They did give me two bakeries to choose from, and I'm so glad I picked Custom Cake Design! They were very easy to work with. I went with the Key Lime cake and it was great! It was something I didn't expect to like, but I had it at the tasting and just fell in love. Their butter cream icing is to die for, and the combination was so delicious. I got so many compliments on it at the wedding.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thank You so much for the review, It is always a privilege to serve you-Custom Cake Design staff!
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Verra
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Thanks for making my day so special. I loved the cake
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

It was a pleasure to be part of your event! Thank you for your business. Best Wishes-Custom Cake Design Team
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montwrks
Wedding:
10/16/1999
5.0/5.0
Yumy cake, just like we ordered.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Vanessa
Wedding:
5/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Excellent cake that was beautifully done! Delivery charge was waived due to the proximity of our reception venue to the Cakes by Design bakery. Thanks Raquel!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thank You very much for the review...:) -Custom Cake Design team
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Custom Cake Design is awesome! They have a show room in Gaithersburg and have open houses every month where you can go try out cakes! We bought our cake from there (chocolate raspberry with vanilla buttercream) and were NOT disappointed!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

We greatly appreciate the review. Best wishes, Custom Cake Design staff
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Saharnaz
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
I loved the cake selecting process the most during my wedding planning. Raquel is a sweetheart and very talented. I wish I had more left over cake the next day because it was so good! I have the anniversary top tier to look forward to! Even though her bakery is far from where I live, it is definitely worth it!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thank You very much for the review... We hope to see you around for future events. Kindest Regards, Custom Cake Design Team.
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Andrea
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
The cake was so delicious! My experience was wonderful and I've only heard great things from the guests. The cream cheese cake was tasty and very moist. Can't wait to order again from them!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thanks for the review. It was a plessure to serve you, we hope to see you around for future events. Best Regards, Custom Cake Design staff
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Raquel was amazing! She made a cake and cake pops for my wedding that were wonderful. She was flexible with designs, flavors, and number of pops. Excellent business to work with!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thanks a lot for the review ! Best wishes, Custom Cake Design Team
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Rocio
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
I really love the wedding cake. It was definitely what I was looking for. I gave Rachel 3 different pictures of wedding cakes and I told her my idea, she got everything that I wanted on my wedding cake. It was very difficult for me to trust somebody because I am a very picky person. Custom Cake Design was wonderful with my design.
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Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for the review. It is always a plessure to serve you. Best Regards, Custom Cake Design Team
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Lets say that Raquel and Custome cakes save my wedding. They offer excellent service, very professional and with a great selection of flavors and decorations. Also you can take a design idea you have to them and they will make your dream cake come true! Thank you Raquel and team for your help! I loved my cake!
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Lynn
Wedding:
3/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Custom Cake Design is an excellent company to work with! I worked with them to provide cupcakes for my wedding. Everyone associated with the business was professional, responsive, and extremely competent. I waited until the last minute to figure out my cake plans, and they were completely willing to accomodate me, even to the point of staying late one night so that I could pick up cupcake samples after work.

The final product was beyond my best expectation and truly a highlight of the wedding. The cupcakes were creative and beautiful, and most importantly they were moist and delicious. During planning, I had only a vague idea of what I wanted the cupcakes to look like. I gave Custom Cake Design a color scheme and a general theme to work with. The final design surpassed my best expectations.

I'd highly recommend CCD for anyone planning a wedding or other event.
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Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thanks a lot for the review, we strongly appreciate it. It is always a privilege to serve you. We want you to know that all of us here at Custom Cake Design are truly grateful for your business!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
This vendor followed our wishes perfectly and delivered the most gorgeous wedding cake. We got so many compliments on it.
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Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thank you very much for the review. We look forward to seeing you for future events. Thanks a lot for your business. Best Wishes, Custom Cake Design Team.
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Jonathan
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Flawless cake design and skill; we gave them a picture of what we wanted the cake to look like and they made it exactly as we had asked for. the cake itself was moist and delicious and the first of many desserts available to be completely eaten. this company was a true pleasure to work with and their quality of work clearly shows how much they care for their clients
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J
Wedding:
10/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Custom Cake Design was great to work with! The cake was included in our reception package but I couldn't be happier that we sticked to Custom Cake Design. The cake looked amazing and dellicious. We received a lot of compliments about it! Thank you, Custom Cake Design!
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
This vendor was a no-brainer! We didn't want to search high and low for a bakery and Custom Cake Design had some really great reviews so we visited them for one of their open houses. We knew right away we would go with them, but then we had to choose the flavor, design, etc. which can be really difficult. We went back to the next month's open house to finalize these details and order the cake. There are A LOT of pictures actual cakes in their store to look at to help you make your decision. The ordering process was extremely easy and we had zero issues with Custom Cake Design. They arrived earlier than expected on the wedding day and were so pleasant to work with. My mom surprised me for my Bridal Shower and ordered the cake PLUS COOKIES from them also. The cookies are BEAUTIFUL and DELICIOUS...a big hit with all the bridal shower guests, and my now husband really enjoyed the left over cookies, too.
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Shari
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding cake provided by Custom Cake in Gaithersburg and it is, still to this day, the best cake i've had. Our wedding was at Montgomery Country Club in July 2012 and Custom Cake was one of the featured vendors. They were very helpful when it came to the design that we wanted and accommodated us with the flavors that we couldnt choose between. The tasting was simple and quick, truly the fastest vendor we spent time with. I would definitely use their services for future events! Loved our cake!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved our cake from Custom Cake Design. They did exactly what we asked and it came out perfectly. The staff at the cake tasting were very nice and helpful. They worked with me to get exactly what we wanted. When I saw our cake on our wedding day it looked better than I could have ever imagined! We were very impressed with their work and the flavors were great! We had requested quotes from several other cake companies and Custom Cake Design had the best price by far.
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Katie
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
AMAZING! On top of the open house cake tasting once a month, they work very well to schedule personal cake tastings. The white raspberry was so good - all of our guests loved it! My aunt was even happy that we had brought home extra so she was able to have another piece the next day.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Katie-
Thank you so much for your review. We are very happy to know that you and your loved ones loved the cake. We work very hard to make every brides day a special one. We hope to see you around for future occassions. Best wishes, Custom Cake Design Team
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I contacted Raquel from Custom Cake Design because my photographer (Darling Photographers) recommended them. I am so happy I listened to my photographer and went with her. Raquel was a delight to work with and our cake was a hit.

Custom Cake Design is the BEST bakery in town and their creations are beyond tasty. I would definitely be recommending them from now. Thank you Raquel
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ryannliss
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Custom Cake Design couldn't have done a better job on our cake. We provided a photo of a cake we found on Google and they replicated it perfectly including the detailed piping and fondant color. Their cakes are moist, fluffy, and delicious. The icings are not too sugary/sweet and even the fondant tastes good. The staff was incredible to work with. They take pride in their work and it shows!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Melissa,
We are so happy to know that you loved the cake. It was a pleasure to work with you and your mom. We hope to see you around and be able to help you with your future needs. Best Wishes, Custom Cake Design Team
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Lindsey
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
I went to a few of the tasting because we could just not pick which flavor or design. We ended up giving them our own design. It was paisley print to incorporate the peacock feather theme we had. It was beautiful, cake. We finally decided on Butter Rum and Carmel. Delicious!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Invitations
Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Lyndsey,
Thank you so much for your review. We are very happy to know that you liked the cake. We worked very hard to ensure that the cake was perfect and how you wanted it. We hope to see you around and we wish you the Best! Custom Cake Design Team
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Kathryn
Wedding:
4/27/2012
5.0/5.0
I had the perfect experience and have absolutely nothing to complain about. My fiance and I went to two tastings, one just the two of us, and another with our mothers. There were so many great choices to choose from, but eventually we chose the Butter Rum with Butter Cream frosting. We had a three-tier stacked cake with swiss dots, and ribbon at the bottom of each layer. We ordered the cake through our venue and paid a very small upgrade fee for the design.

A week before the wedding, I dropped off the ribbon, cake topper, and pictures of exactly what I wanted. I had read reviews on WeddingWire which said that people had separations in their cake even though they didn't want it, but I did not have a problem at all. Custom Cake worked with my venue to coordinate the drop off of the cake so I didn't have to worry about a thing the day of.

The cake was DELICIOUS and BEAUTIFUL! We couldn't be happier and can't wait until the 1yr anniversary to have another piece.
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Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Kathryn,
We are so glad that you were happy with the final product. We appreciate your trust and we are happy that you had a good experience with us. We are looking forward to see you on your anniversary. Best Wishes, Custom Cake Design Team
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Bridget
Wedding:
3/17/2012
5.0/5.0
The cake was so fresh and delicious! I was so excited to see my beautiful cake that bakery created for our special day. All of our guests said it was moist and yummy. There was no leftovers! I will absolutely use this company for all my cake needs in the future. Wonderful experience!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Invitations
Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Bridget,
We are so happy that eveyone enjoyed the cake. We try to make every brides day very special and unforgettable. We look forward to see you around and help you if you ever need anything. Best Wishes, Custom Cake Design Team
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PikaPea
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Custom Cake Design came with our wedding package with the Holiday Inn of Gaithersburg, but we could not have asked for a better bakery. First, they have tastings once a month where you can try 20+ of their different flavors and fillings. We decided on the chocolate chip cake. It was delicious! Not like some wedding cakes that are dry and dense. This was light and fluffy, but dense enough to hold up the second layer. The decorations were flawless. They were very flexible with us when we didn't have our cake topper ready when we said we would. Then when I dropped off the topper (we did them ourselves with Transformers action figures) the woman at the bakery said they would try to match the color of the docorations with the colors in my female topper's bouquet. The colors matched perfectly! We could not have been more pleased with our wedding cake and the guests loved that we didn't pick some traditional flavor!
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Invitations
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Jamie
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
I loved their cakes and the cake tasting they offer are very convenient to a full week's work schedule. The models of cakes they display give you a real feel for what you will be ordering than just a picture can offer you. They are very easy to work with. My cake was included in our reception package so it included many different options and if we wanted any upgrades it would be an additional cost but we were very happy with the options we had to choose from!

The cake was delicious and very moist w/ LOTS great icing so if you don't like icing you can take some off but if you like icing you will be in heaven!! We chose the butter yellow cake w/ raspberry filling which was wonderful! I also loved the almond and rum flavored cake!!
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Dorothy
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Absolutely DELICIOUS! These bakers have been in business for a long time (as evidenced by their many photo albums filled with pictures of wedding cakes they've done) and it truly shows in their work. There are VERY many options to chose from as far as flavors and fillings, and we went with their most popular, the white raspberry with champagne frosting. It was light and delicious and a huge crowd pleaser! We got a lot of compliments on our cake. It was also beautiful!!! Exactly what I described during our consultation. I highly recommend Custom Cake Design!
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Ashlee
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
A cake from Custom Cake Design was included in our wedding package from Holiday Inn Gaithersburg. We chose the shop’s signature flavor, white raspberry, with an ivory buttercream icing. It was so delicious! We considered getting a filling for the cake, but the cake has a strong flavor itself, that the fillings did not add much. We got a 75 servings three tier wedding cake. For a small fee we were able to bring in our own ribbon that they wrapped around each tier for us! Our cake came with one free column separation, which we declined, but it ended up on our cake anyways. But it honestly looked better with our cake and made it look much bigger, so I was happy for the mistake. Our experience was nothing but pleasant with Custom Cake Design! Thank you so much.
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Lori
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
When I went for my tasting, I saw a cake I liked but wanted to make a few tweaks to the icing color and add a few more rustic touches...I gave my ideas to Nancy and moved on. The day of the wedding when I first saw the cake, I honestly could not beleive it! Nancy hit is right on the head and captured EXACTLY what I wanted. It was the most beautiful cake I have ever seen. Not to mention, it was so moist and delicious. It really looked like a cake right out of a bridal magazine!
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James
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Custom Cake Design is a great place for any type of cake. We were provided a cake tasting of all the flavors of cake. We explain to the staff what kind and design of cake we wanted. They was eager to help us design the perfect cake. The price was very reasonable. Everyone love it. They also provided instruction to store the cake and a box to save the top layer cake for our 1 year anniversary. If your looking for the perfect cake with a reasonable price then Custom Cake Design is the place to go it.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Invitations
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Formysisterswedding
Wedding:
6/3/2011
5.0/5.0
We ordered a cake from this place for my sister’s wedding upon the recommendation of someone at HSUS. So glad we did – it was beautiful and delicious!
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GG
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Wedding cake was absolutely delicious and beautiful! We also had a chocolate fountain with everything you can imagine for dipping. There were even chocolate covered strawberries initialed with last name in white, such a nice touch! We also ordered cookies for our hotel guest bags. Custom Cake wrapped the cookies in clear cellophane bags with white ribbon. The cookies were yummy as well! The owners and her staff are wonderful to work with and we highly reccommend them.
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Ricketta
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
My wedding cake was beautiful and tasty.
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abone2
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
The cake was gorgeous. We chose the almond cake and guests raved about it being the best wedding cake they had ever had. We also chose a custom design and Custom Cakes did great with it. They were very organized and called us ahead of time for our cake topper. I felt like I did not have to worry about them delivering the cake the way we wanted it.
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MissSunshine
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Custom Cake Design did our cherry blossom cake and let me tell you, not only they were delicious (chocolate raspberry and butter rum on top tier), but they looked SUPER AMAZING!!!! We almost felt bad cutting the cake :*).
She did exactly what I asked for and the cake turned out to be amazing :)!
Thanks for making my dream cake came true!
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Justine
Wedding:
3/7/2011
5.0/5.0
The White Raspberry flavor cake was to die for and everyone at our wedding agreed. Very prompt with returning answers to questions and will refer to all my friends in the area.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Custom Cakes did the cake for my wedding. The cake was wonderful. My wedding was in NC and my sister drove the cake from MD to NC for my wedding. It was the best wedding cake ever!! Thank you so much
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Sunkissed21007
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
I loved our wedding cake! It was moist and perfectly sweetened. This company has tons of flavors to offer. My choices was limited in terms of which cakes I could choose because the cake was included in my wedding package through the Crowne Plaza Hotel. I guess you could always pay extra if you wanted something more extravagant.
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starlex23
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Custom Cake Design did a great cake for my wedding. They understood the vision I wanted and executed it.
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HokieBride
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved our cake from Custome Cake Design! As was true with a lot of other reviewers, the cake came as part of the package for our hotel/reception site. I was a bit worried that when I arrived for our tasting we would be treated differently since we were part of a package, but that was so not the case!

We wound up upgrading our cake from what was included in the package. The package was a bit limiting, but we were able to find something that was an upgrade but still fit in our budget.

Custom Cake was incredibly responsive and whenever we sent them an email we hear back the same day! We received numerous compliments on the cake at the reception.

PS-The tasting was so much fun!
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Erin
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
We used Custom Cake Design as a part of our Platinum package through the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg. We were very pleased with this company overall. We were able to come to their stores for a tasting. Their show room and picture books provided us with plenty of ideas for the design as well. They were helpful with creating the design for our cake and really listened to what we wanted! They even helped in ordering the monogram for the top of our cake. We would definitely recommend them to others.
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Party
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
beautiful, great tasting cake-thanks!
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Liz Andrade
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
If you want a deliciously scrumptious cake, Custom Cake Design is where you have to go!!!! :) My husband and I attended the monthly tasting and we really had a hard time choosing flavors because they were all just incredibly yummy!!! Although the white raspberry was my absolute favorite (to die for!!!), my husband chose the almond flavor and so we felt we should have a dark cake too...so we went with the chocolate raspberry. The cake itself was an absolute dream. :) I wanted to have the design on the cake match the design of my wedding invitations and the cake far exceeded my expectations. It was absolutely gorgeous!!!!! Everyone commented how stunningly beautiful the cake was and we were beyond pleased. It was exactly what we had dreamed of and more. :) We also had a beautiful chocolate fondue table set up by Custom Cake Design and that was the real hit of the evening. All of our guests were in chocolate heaven!!!! I would highly recommend this company as you will not only have excellent service, but very happy tummies as well. :) I want to especially thank Raquel and Nancy for their supreme service, care and helpfulness with everything, it was truly a pleasure to work with them. Right now I am impatiently waiting for another event (birthday, baby shower, anniversary, anything!) to come along so I can order another cake with them...this time in the white raspberry, LOL!!!! :)
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STACE8961
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Our Cake was so delicious!!! We got a Spice cake. We only got the one bite that we fed each other but it was so good! We have had several guests compliment how good the cake was.
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Liz
Wedding:
4/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Wedding cake was included in our hotel reception package from this vendor. We chose basic cake which was very nice - several flavor choices. Can't really speak to extensive negotiations or pricing as we did not get into this aspect. Very pleased all in all.
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the look of love
Wedding:
8/9/2008
5.0/5.0
The cake was delicious. Everyone commented on how good it was. Not only did it taste great but it was beautiful too!!
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Brenda
Wedding:
8/9/2008
5.0/5.0
Custom Cake Design was wonderful. The cake was extremely moist, and the flavors were wonderful. We got our rehearsal dinner cake and our wedding cake from them. We had a mix up with where we were supposed to order our cake, and we had to order only about 2 months in advance of the wedding, but there was no problem at all.

The staff was very nice and helpful, and they were able to give us exactly what we wanted. the cake was beautiful. All of our guests thought it looked like a present. And the cake was yummy.

I highly reccomend Custom Cake Design.
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Melanie
Wedding:
10/13/2007
5.0/5.0
Cake was delicious, and looked exactly how I wanted it to. I brought in a photo from a magazine, and it was almost an identical replica of the cake in the picture. We were able to taste test all different flavors with no troubles. Everyone thought the cake was absolutely beautiful, and it was with custom cake flowers separating the bottom two layers. YUMMY! Made my dream cake a dream come true!
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SB1975
Wedding:
10/6/2007
5.0/5.0
Used Custom Cake Design for my wedding cake and chocolate fountain.

Every effort was made to make the display tables elegant and ready for pictures. No detail was left undone. Cake was their signature White Raspberry flavor. Their cakes are moist and the icing is not overly sweet.

All of my guests commented on how good the cake was and the chocolate fountain was definitely very impressive as well.

Nancy and her staff hold a monthly Open House so that I was able to taste test many flavors of cakes and look through all of their photo books. Their showroom is beautiful.

I was very pleased with everything Nancy and Custom Cake Design did for me and my wedding. I would definitely recommend them and use them again in the future!
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Mary Alice
Wedding:
9/1/2007
5.0/5.0
This is a great bakery...everyone said it was the best wedding cake they'd ever tasted!
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crystal32484
Wedding:
6/23/2007
5.0/5.0
LOVE THEM. My cousin and I were married with in a month of each other. Her wedding was after mine. Most of my family attended both and I got soooo many comments that my cake was much better than hers. The ironic part is I had a white raspberry cake. She had a white cake with raspberry filling. THey give many choices that you can actually see on "cakes", not just pictures of cakes. And they have a ton...TON of flavors to choose from. The cake was moist and stayed moist. Our one year piece was just as if was at the wedding! And I loved the convient bridal open houses.
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Melissa
Wedding:
5/27/2007
5.0/5.0
Exceptional service! The cake was beautiful and delicious! We just ate the top layer on our 1-year anniversary and it was just as good as it was at our wedding!
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Kalinda
Wedding:
4/21/2007
5.0/5.0
They were part of the package with Marriott but they were excellent. Their staff was extremely helpful in making sure we didn't over spend but that we got the best value and best cake possible. We went with their signature flavor and it was a hit. I can't wait for our year anniversary to come around so that we can dig into the top layer of the cake.
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Jaclyn
Wedding:
8/4/2006
5.0/5.0
Beautiful cake.. wonderful showroom... great flavors!
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Megan
Wedding:
6/10/2006
5.0/5.0
Yummy, beautiful and affordable compared to other places we looked. They designed the cake exactly how I requested and it was beautiful. I wish I had a chance to eat more of it on the wedidng night, but it still tasted good on our anniversary!
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Archie
Wedding:
6/3/2006
5.0/5.0
The first time I knew about Nancy's cakes was when she baked a delicious cake for our Junior High class. When it came time for my wedding, I knew I had to have the same wonderful lady be part of this happy memory.

My wife and I wanted a carmel flavored cake - and Nancy went out of her way to create such an uncommon flavor. Because I'm stationed overseas, it was 2 years before we got around to eating our anniversary cake - but when we did, it was just as tasty as the day of our wedding.

My wife said Nancy was a joy to work with. I'm sure brides involved in the details of planning the wedding would like to have someone who is very upfront in explaining to them what they can and can't expect from the service. Not only did Nancy and her folks show that kind of polished professionalism you'd expect from a business that's been around for more than 25 years, she also gives us the same loving attention, as if we were part of her family.

I would highly recommend Custom Cake Design to anyone who would like to have their cake be part of their cherished wedding memory without dealing with undue hassles involved with this part of their planning.
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smoline
Wedding:
11/13/2004
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was beautiful and delicious!
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Alice
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Custom cake designs was fabulous to work with. Their open house was an easy way to try their cakes with bridal party members. Our cake was delicious and we look forward to ordering more for future holidays. Our wedding cake came with an anniversary tier with s box and instructions on how to freeze it. CCD was also great with handling our very fragile topper. We trusted them and they did a great job!!!
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Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thank You so much for the review...It was a privilege to serve you. All of us here at Custom Cake Design are truly grateful for your business. We hope to see you around for future events. Best Wishes, Custom Cake Design Team
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Adelle
Wedding:
10/20/2013
4.9/5.0
Thank you for a delicious cake! It was also beautiful and our guests loved it!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Custom Cake Design helped make our dream Wedding cake come to life! I came into the shop with an exact photo on a beautiful wedding cake I had seen with a rich plum purple color. Being new to wedding cake designs and tiers, the shop was patient and walked us through the process from start to finish. The cake designer was especially friendly and very open to the design for our cake. She nailed the colors and intricate flowers designed on the cake, as well! I would definitely recommend Custom Cake Design to any DIY Bride or a bride who is looking for specifics. Loved this cake!
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krenkelar
Wedding:
9/4/2011
4.9/5.0
Cake looked exactly as I had requested it and all the guests commented on how wonderful it tasted.
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Mrs. Landis
Wedding:
11/15/2008
4.9/5.0
Custom Cake Design was one of the two options I was offered with my venue (Hilton Hotel in Rockville, MD), and I was happy with the experience from start to finish! I went with my husband (then fiance) and his mom to a tasting, and it was such a delicious afternoon! We had a hard time choosing between the great tastes, but we settled on an almond-flavored cake. The gals at Custom Cake Design were so helpful with directions, and did just what I wanted with the cake-topper. Our guests loved the cake, too.
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orchid
Wedding:
8/16/2008
4.9/5.0
The cake was delicious! If you love fluffy buttercream frosting as I do, this is the place to go. We tried one other cake baker and their cake was comparable but the frosting here is what sold us. The flavors are wonderful too. They have a monthly open house where you can go and taste samples, and they let me take some samples home for my fiance too. We loved just about everything we tried. They have tons of styles to choose from or you can create your own. We were very pleased with them and the cake was a hit.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Overall very good. Very cute designs to choose from with lots a variety of flavors to choose from.
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Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure working with you. And we hope to hear form you again.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
My cake was perfect! It was exactly what I had wanted and delicious! I would highly recommend custom cake design to anyone!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
We got a cake from them for our wedding day. When we made the appointment they made us taste all the flavors. They were very patient and nice with us. We had an amazing experience for them.
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Susana
Wedding:
7/6/2013
4.8/5.0
Raquel and her staff provided the cupcakes and the 6'' cutting cake for our wedding. We chose 5 flavors, strawberry, raspberry, orange, banana, and cream cheese. Our guests ate all but 6 cupcakes so I assume they all liked them :) The cupcakes looked amazing; the sparkly icing was a nice added touch.
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mcain926
Wedding:
9/24/2011
4.8/5.0
I got the basic level design, square, three tier cake with a divider. I got the signature flavor. It was such a hit!! Everyone was raving about how moist the cake was..it was delicious!! The design was beautiful as well! I would definitely recommend them to future brides, GREAT value!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
They made the most beautiful cake! It was perfect!!
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Melissa
Wedding:
8/26/2006
4.8/5.0
Two words: Chocolate chip. We wanted something different for our wedding cake, but not too different. Everyone was so surprised at the reception to be served a delicious slice of chocolate chip wedding cake. Not only did the cake taste wonderful, but it looked wonderful as well. Our design was somewhat simple, but it did not look that way at all. Also, they did a very good job matching the icing color to the flowers on the cake. They were very responsive to all of our questions and concerns. And, I must say that a year later, our top layer was just as delicious. The monthly open house is a must, but be prepared for a bit of a crowd. Plan to get there early if you can.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.7/5.0
The cake was beautiful and delicious! We got so many compliments on both the wedding cake and the grooms cake. The designs were perfect!


My only complaint was that it was tricky to schedule a tasting due to there not being any later hours in the day (it was difficult to get off work). We eventually schedule a Saturday tasting, and had to wait 30 minutes after our appointment and got very little attention as so many people were in the store, picking up or also getting tastings.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.7/5.0
A direct quote from our guests: "Your cake was *stupid* delicious."
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Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much. We enjoyed working with you, and we hope to hear form you soon.
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Sean
Wedding:
4/16/2011
4.7/5.0
No complaints here. They hae several welcoming open house days to try different cakes and view them. We even came back twice before making a final order.
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Julie
Wedding:
6/13/2009
4.7/5.0
Custom Cakes were my vendor chosen by my venue package, althought the cake flavors i chose were pretty good, i would have like to have more variety of flavors. their open house was pretty useful and loved the variety of designs.
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Brandi0809
Wedding:
8/9/2008
4.7/5.0
I would definitely recommend Custom Cake Designs. We had both our wedding cake and our groom's cake done by them and both were great! We went with their signature White Raspberry for the main cake and it was DELICIOUS! They did exactly what I asked for, however I did think that it was a little pricey to add on various options, but in the end it was not bad! I also wanted to surprise my fiance (now husband) with a groom's cake. He loves Penn State football and I was able to find a picture of a cake that I loved of a football field with a big football in the middle. Complete with goal posts and everything. I sent them a picture and a copy of some of the logos and they were able to make the cake. it was a big hit and my husband was so suprised and excited. For that cake we used the chocolate, chocolate chip and it was really really good! Everyone there is VERY friendly and helpful!
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katherine
Wedding:
8/11/2007
4.7/5.0
I loved the cake. They made it easy and quick, were happy to give me samples to take home for my fiance, and were great with price negotiation. Absolutely delicious and a breeze.
I would recommend tasting their cake either way. It is by far better than any other cake in the area. Especially their specialty, which is the white raspberry.
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Fayola
Wedding:
5/20/2011
4.6/5.0
I loved my cake! The only thing wrong was I asked for brown flowers with green leafs but instead the flowers were all white. Other then that, everything turned out perfectly
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carwie
Wedding:
12/4/2010
4.6/5.0
Custom Cake Design was very nice, it was awesome to attend the tasting and have the opportunity to pick the perfect cake. Every one who helped was very nice and they were always quick to respond to requests. It was tough for us to get a cake, the number of people we had were in the middle of their size options so we had to get a bigger cake than we really needed (not really that bad since I love cake...but would be nice for a little more flexibility). This vendor was recommended through our reception site. I didn't realize how much everything would cost with simple changes to the design...I wanted a circle instead of square and had a smooth surface rather than any designs on the cake and that cost more than some cakes I saw that were much more detailed. We asked them to match the color from our wedding for part of the cake and I realize it is very difficult to match colors but with their experience I was confident it would turn out good. We were looking for a darker almost rust colored orange and it turned out looking pink. If you were far away and in most of the pictures it did look peach/orange but was not even close to the sample color we provided. The taste of the cake was awesome and their service was awesome...I would definitely recommend, but next time I would choose something more simple to get the right value for cost.
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michelle
Wedding:
9/4/2010
4.6/5.0
I was extremely pleased with the way our wedding cake turned out. We got many compliments about the cake and how wonderful it tasted. Our cake was included in our wedding package at the lowest level (one). I was a little taken back that any slight little change in the cake from what they have on display is an automatic extra fee, no less than $100. I wanted a simple change from the scalloped edging to the straight edging and just to have that changed was extra which seemed a little ridiculous to me. Other than them not being flexible with the designs I was pleased with the service and quality of the cake. I of course went ahead and paid extra for what I wanted for my wedding day but was not very happy that a simple change cost me.
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Iammyownweddingplanner
Wedding:
10/11/2009
4.6/5.0
The cake was included with the package from my reception. My mom and I went to a tasting open house, and it was really great. They were all good, but the almond was our choice. We picked from the available designs and it was all pretty fast. We didn't have a cake topper, but they followed up a few times to double check. I just told them we didn't have one. They also called my mom who thankfully decided to double check the design, and there was a mistake, but they caught it in advance. When the cake arrived at the wedding it was perfect and tasty! We even had a little to take home and enjoy that week (in addition to the top one being frozen for our anniversary). Yum!
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Chad
Wedding:
7/3/2009
4.6/5.0
Custom Cake Design was great. The staff was great at the tasting and helpful with scheduling a later than normal cake drop off for the day of the wedding. We have nothing but accolades for them. The price was included in our wedding catering cost so that is the only reason we listed them as average. It's not that they arent remarkable, I just feel it would be misleading to suggest something when we didn't directly deal with them with regards to price. But the cake was exactly what we ordered and was a big hit because there were only a few pieces left after the reception. yummy
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Karina
Wedding:
4/18/2009
4.6/5.0
My cake came included in the price of the venu, which was very convenient. However, I could choose which cake design I wanted and the flavor. I ended up paying a little more to get an upgraded cake since the one I wanted was a square cake and that was not part of the package from the venue. I showed them a picture of how I wanted my cake to look and was nervous how it would come out. However, I loved the cake. The design was amazing just like the picture I had showed them. The cake looked like it had come from a magazine. My florist added flowers to the cake and it was gorgeous. My photographers loved the design so much they took more pictures of the cake than of the other details. The flavor of the cake was also really good. The cake was moist and not too sweet. I really was so pleased with how the cake turned out.
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kalasue
Wedding:
10/11/2008
4.6/5.0
The cake was included in our wedding package at the hilton silver springs and it was definitely a great deal! It was beautiful and tasty!
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/23/2008
4.6/5.0
The wedding cake was part of the inclusive fee through the hotel that I had my reception but in addition we ordered a groom's cake through them for the rehearsal dinner that turned out fabulous. I had a level I cake included in my reception fee and chose a monogrammed cake for 140 people with a pindot design. I really wanted the monogram to be done in red to match the colors of my wedding and usually that is an additional fee but they included it for free, which I thought was very nice. They also include a gratis top layer with all their wedding cakes (on top of the number of servings for your wedding reception) for the bride and groom to freeze and deliver a small box for you to bring it home in as well.
The cakes are moist and the buttercream frosting is delicious- not too heavy. The tastings that they host at their store are fun, I brought my mother and my bridal party with me and we tasted cake until we were sick to our stomachs. They have a lot of flavor options- I ended up selecting Wild Strawberry (a white cake) for my wedding cake and Chocolate Chocolate Chip for the groom's cake.
The groom's cake was a large sheet cake and my husband, being a big college football fan, wanted his alma mater's stadium crafted on it. I provided a picture and they went with it and ended up exceeding my expectations. They even put little plastic goal posts in for us. It was fantastic and a huge crowd pleaser- we almost didn't want to cut it in order to serve it, it looked THAT good!
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maemae
Wedding:
10/13/2007
4.6/5.0
Custom Cake was great to work with. They spent a lot of time helping to design the perfect cake that was not only beautiful but delicious! We also received a reduced delivery fee since they are a preferred vendor for our venue.
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MAKASIDI
Wedding:
5/11/2013
4.5/5.0
Vendor was great and I am very happy with work they did. I have been giving out referral ever since:-)
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.5/5.0
We LOVED our cake. It was just what we described/imagined. We chose it based on a few of their design samples being combined. It tasted GREAT! yellow/chocolate marble cake with white buttcream frosting. 3-tiers (for 100 ppl). They coordinated with our flower vendor for the day-of flower topping placement.
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MrsJDennis
Wedding:
9/18/2009
4.5/5.0
The cake was beautiful! It tasted pretty good but was a little too sweet.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.4/5.0
Our wedding cake was very well done, and we got plenty of compliments. Would definitely recommend using Custom Cake Designs.
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Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thank you for taking the time and writing us a review. We really apprectiate it. We look forward in seeing, and working with you again.
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Denise
Wedding:
5/1/2005
4.4/5.0
Offers a variety of cakes. Good quality. Pleasant to work with. Excellent displays and sampling.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.0/5.0
The cake tasted amazing and looked wonderful. Only minor complaint is that they forgot a few minor details on my cake. Other than that, would definitely recommend.
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Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thanks for the review! I am sorry to hear that some details on your wedding cake were forgotten ... I see that your wedding was 2+ years ago, by the time there was a different managment !!! Now, CCD is under new managment and we try to focus on those little details that make the difference!!! Best Whishes, CCD
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.0/5.0
We got our cake through them. Their prices are excellent and all the people who work there are really sweet, helpful and genuine people. We loved the cake tasting. They have the best shop and a wide wide variety of choices. Unfortunately our budget for the cake was small so we couldn't really explore some of their creative choices.

I will say this I was surprised that their chocolate cake is not moist and doesn't taste good. In fact, some of their cakes all taste the same despite different flavors... like the difference between red velvet and chocolate--if you closed your eyes you wouldn't be able to tell.

Their sig flavor-- white raspberry and the caramel flavor are super moist and taste great!

Overall, I really liked them. Good value for the money.
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Tyler
Wedding:
3/7/2009
3.8/5.0
Our cake was included in our reception packagae, so we were a little worried..but Custom Cakes was great! We love that red velvet was not an additional charge and the cake tasted great and was exactly what we asked for design wise. I was a little upset that you have to pay for additional flavors and that ribbon and special "dots" were extra too. However our cake was included so adding a few extras was not a big deal.
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Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

We offer 25 delifhtfully moist cake flavors .All are included in our hotel wedding packages as long as you choose one flavor per wedding cake .If a second flavor is desired we do charge a nominal fee .Any extra decoration that are above the package designs are additional. Time equal money....
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betsyb21084
Wedding:
9/3/2011
3.7/5.0
Delicious cake and the staff was very helpful. Just celebrated 1 year anniversary, and the cake is still good after a year frozen.
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candi719
Wedding:
3/29/2008
3.6/5.0
they were great in helping me keep my wedding cake simple and classic
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Sophia
Wedding:
6/28/2014
3.5/5.0
Our wedding venue package included a basic cake through Custom Cake Design. After attending their open house, we were pleased with the flavor options and designs, so we decided to use them for the wedding cake. We were able to quickly select the cake flavors and combined design options into a custom design to fit our preference. I expressed my desire to have extremely smooth and even buttercream icing, and they delivered. The staff was easy to work with and Raquel (owner) reassured me that the cake would be to my specifications. I provided a custom topper and ribbon the week before the wedding and everything was delivered perfectly the day of.
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Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

Thank you for taking the time out and providing us with a review, we apperciate it. It was a pleasure working with you and we are glad that we could provide the service that you needed. we look forward in seeing you again. Thank you
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Brittany
Wedding:
9/14/2013
3.5/5.0
The good: The cake is delicious. The tasting had me super excited for my cake! Good vegan cakes are hard to come by and this one definitely hit the spot. The designs are also beautiful.

The bad: 3 months before my wedding date, I received an email that Raquel would no longer be able to deliver to my venue. What a bummer when you check your location before the tasting and again at the tasting, but from the sounds of it there was more profit in the local area due to contracts with hotels and such so my needs were at the bottom of the totem pole. We were given the option to pick it up, but at that stage in the planning process, there was no way for me to stick that task on anyone. Luckily we were able to get our deposit back and I was able to find a bakery that could take care of us for the big day despite so many telling me they were booked/I was too late. Luckily this was my only hiccup in planning my wedding. I

Be careful if you're on the edge of the delivery map! But if you aren't, the cakes are definitely worth it.
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Ailinakalohe
Wedding:
6/18/2011
3.4/5.0
The cake was so good and looked great! It was on time and the people were very enthusiasic. The only problem I had was the hours, they closed at 3 during the work and only opened on Saturdays till 10 am, so it made it hard to drop off things they needed if you work full time. Also when I bought the cake topper they didn't let me know that certain cake toppers aren't sturdy enough so they charge you extra money to add a base so it'll stay in place. I feel they should have mentioned it when I first met with them.
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SweetDill83
Wedding:
1/2/2009
0.6/5.0
Don't get me wrong, our tasting and the staff at CC were amazing. Very helpful, very attentive. But in the end, THEY GAVE US THE WRONG CAKE ON OUR WEDDING DAY. It was so ugly. :(
What makes it worse is the fact that I had to contact them to tell them of the mistake. They knew it was wrong, but as we were told, "it was too late to do anything." They knew it was wrong, yet I had to contact them first? They didn't come to me to appologize? Completely unprofessional in my opinion and I'd hate for this to happen to some other bride. Just beware...
In response to CC's response below, I have to say, I'm torn in writing this because on one hand, they were gracious enough to donate a cake, on the other, everything that was said is an outright lie. We were NEVER contacted and told that the cake was "outside" the price range/package pricing. In fact, when we were there doing the tasting, we had the woman who was helping us ask the owner or manager to make sure it fit within the guidelines. According to what we won, it was and it was confirmed that day. We picked a lovely cake, and even when I called two days before to confirm the drop off time, NO ONE told me there was an issue or discrepancy with the cake. And even after we received the wrong cake on our wedding day, knowing that it was wrong, it took ME calling CC a week later to let them know. No one ever contacted me. I appreciate their intent with the donation, but at the end of the day, this was an important aspect of our day that was ruined. Please don't make it worse by lying about it.
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Custom Cake Design responded with the following comments:

This couple was the contest winner of a free wedding cake. The agreement was to provide a base level wedding cake. Instead, the couple chose to upgrade their design and add a filling to the cake. However, they never paid for these upgrades. We attempted to contact the couple to go over the design and to arrange for payment but never received a return call. Because we couldn’t speak with them about the design choice, the end result was that they did receive a design with which they were not happy. I regret this. Still, they did receive a free wedding cake, with an upgraded design, a filling and had it delivered at no charge. This was a $787.50 value.

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Custom Cake Design holds a monthly open house. With over 68 wedding cakes on display, come browze our large showroom and enjoy a sampling of our 25 delightfully moist cake flavors. While you're here, you may want to sample a fresh strawberry, dipped into our warm Belgian chocolate fountain. You'll also have the opportunity to speak to other vendors: a Photographer, Videogapher, Caterer and Invitation & Wedding accessory specialist will be available at most open houses.
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