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DeClare Cakes

Charleston , SC
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LOCATION

9014 Mechant Street
Charleston, SC 29492 US (map)

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843-327-2722

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ABOUT US

Chef Deb’s passion for cake and desserts began in 1980 when her new mother-in-law taught her to bake her first “scratch” cake. With rave reviews, practice, determination and formal... Read more
Chef Deb’s passion for cake and desserts began in 1980 when her new mother-in-law taught her to bake her first “scratch” cake. With rave reviews, practice, determination and formal training, Chef Deb went on to earn her Baking and Pastry Certificate and work experience in the pastry kitchen of a five star hotel in Charleston, SC.

In 2009, Chef Deb taught her new daughter-in-law, Alison, to bake her first cake. Alison’s marketing experience and entrepreneurial spirit along with Chef Deb’s expertise and passion for cakes and desserts provided the combined skills to launch DeClare Cakes. [De: Debbie and Clare: Alison's middle name] Alison continues today as the marketing consultant for DeClare Cakes.
DeClare Cakes is a small, custom bakeshop located on Daniel Island near Charleston, SC. We create wedding cakes, groom’s cakes, party cakes of all types, cupcakes and desserts.

We place equal importance on stellar customer service and quality products. We share your interest and investment in your guests enjoying (and remembering) fabulous cake and/or desserts at your event. Each recipe is scrutinized and evaluated to achieve its highest rating among our tasters before it reaches your plate! Natural ingredients and experience help us consistently hear from happy customers who generously report we are hitting our service and quality targets.

Call us today to schedule a tasting and consultation! 843.327.2722 Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING CAKE

Besides cakes, what other types of desserts do you provide?
Cookies, Dessert Buffet, Groom's Cake, Pastries
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?
Private Tasting
What are your tasting hours?
Our tastings are by appointment, just give us a call 843-327-2722 and we can set up a time that works best with your schedule!
Describe how you price, such as by slice or by tier, for your cakes?
We price by serving.
Does the price include the top tier of the cake?
Anniversary tiers are not included unless specified by the customer.
Do you offer custom cakes, or do you work with pre-designed styles?
We offer custom designs.
What (if any) special ingredients, such as fresh fruits or farm-fresh butter, do you use in your cakes?
All fruits are fresh (we puree them ourselves), vanilla beans are used for vanilla flavoring, whole milk and buttermilk are used according to the respective recipe. Our chocolate and fondant are Swiss made and are of the highest quality that is available on the market.
On average, how far in advance of the event do you prepare the cake?
Simpler design 2-3 weeks more custom and complex 3-6 months.
How many cakes do you schedule for a typical weekend?
Our max is 3 cakes per weekend. This includes grooms, wedding, birthday ...etc.
Will you work with the client's florist to garnish the cake?
Yes. We always contact the florist to ensure the flowers will coordinate with the cake design and that the portions are correct.
What (if any) cake accessories, such as a cake stand or cake cutter, do you rent out?
We rent cake stands galore! Check out our webpage to find out more!
Do you offer delivery? If yes, how much is your average delivery fee?
Yes. Delivery begins at $50.

REVIEWS

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connie
Wedding:
10/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Our experience with Chef Deb was awsome
Our experience with Chef Deb was awsome
Our experience with Chef Deb was awsome Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
I can't tell you how many compliments I received on the cake. It was delicious! Deb and her team were so friendly and easy to deal with - I made a few last minute changes and Deb didn't bat an eye. I cannot recommend them highly enough!
I can't tell you how many compliments I received on the cake. It was delicious! Deb and her team were so friendly and easy Read more...
I can't tell you how many compliments I received on the cake. It was delicious! Deb and her team were so friendly and easy to deal with - I made a few last minute changes and Deb didn't bat an eye. I cannot recommend them highly enough! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
We cannot stress how much we love Declare cakes. Our wedding cake was an almond cake with apricot amaretto filling with Italian buttercream frosting. We knew at our tasting exactly which cake we HAD to have at our wedding. We loved this cake so much that we ordered an extra cake a few months before just to share with our friends and family because it was SO good! We then ordered more than we really needed for our wedding because we wanted to take some home with us for a late night snack and again for breakfast. The cake has amazing flavor, the almond is not too strong but bold. It is perfectly paired with the apricot amaretto filling. Everyone commented on how it was the best wedding cake they had ever had!
We cannot stress how much we love Declare cakes. Our wedding cake was an almond cake with apricot amaretto filling with Read more...
We cannot stress how much we love Declare cakes. Our wedding cake was an almond cake with apricot amaretto filling with Italian buttercream frosting. We knew at our tasting exactly which cake we HAD to have at our wedding. We loved this cake so much that we ordered an extra cake a few months before just to share with our friends and family because it was SO good! We then ordered more than we really needed for our wedding because we wanted to take some home with us for a late night snack and again for breakfast. The cake has amazing flavor, the almond is not too strong but bold. It is perfectly paired with the apricot amaretto filling. Everyone commented on how it was the best wedding cake they had ever had! Read less
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Bailey
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Chef Deb of DeClare Cakes was phenomenal to work with! My husband and I met with her for our tasting and to go over designs. We knew what we wanted for our cake and Chef Deb made some wonderful suggestions to help us get the perfect cake. When I saw the cake on the wedding day I was blown away. It was so detailed and incredibly beautiful. We couldn't have pictured or tasted a more perfect cake! Thanks DeClare Cakes!!
Chef Deb of DeClare Cakes was phenomenal to work with! My husband and I met with her for our tasting and to go over Read more...
Chef Deb of DeClare Cakes was phenomenal to work with! My husband and I met with her for our tasting and to go over designs. We knew what we wanted for our cake and Chef Deb made some wonderful suggestions to help us get the perfect cake. When I saw the cake on the wedding day I was blown away. It was so detailed and incredibly beautiful. We couldn't have pictured or tasted a more perfect cake! Thanks DeClare Cakes!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
It did not take long for my husband and I to know that Declare Cakes would be our top pick for our wedding cake! Chef Deb is wonderful and very inviting and all of her cakes in the cake tasting were the best we had ever had. We went with the chocolate, red velvet, and almond. Our guests have said it is the best wedding cake they have ever had (and I would say so myself!). There was cake boxed up for us to enjoy that night as well as an anniversary tier. The only downfall I have (and it's nothing to do with declares) and is that our guests did not get to enjoy the almond, which was my favorite, because it was never cut at our venue. However, my groom and I are enjoying it now! I would highly recommend Declare Cakes!
It did not take long for my husband and I to know that Declare Cakes would be our top pick for our wedding cake! Chef Deb Read more...
It did not take long for my husband and I to know that Declare Cakes would be our top pick for our wedding cake! Chef Deb is wonderful and very inviting and all of her cakes in the cake tasting were the best we had ever had. We went with the chocolate, red velvet, and almond. Our guests have said it is the best wedding cake they have ever had (and I would say so myself!). There was cake boxed up for us to enjoy that night as well as an anniversary tier. The only downfall I have (and it's nothing to do with declares) and is that our guests did not get to enjoy the almond, which was my favorite, because it was never cut at our venue. However, my groom and I are enjoying it now! I would highly recommend Declare Cakes! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
9/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Wedding cake was delicious! Beth is easy to work with and so talented. My favorite part is the fact she can overnight you several slices of her cakes for a tasting. Perfect idea when having a destination wedding! Thanks for everything!
Wedding cake was delicious! Beth is easy to work with and so talented. My favorite part is the fact she can overnight you Read more...
Wedding cake was delicious! Beth is easy to work with and so talented. My favorite part is the fact she can overnight you several slices of her cakes for a tasting. Perfect idea when having a destination wedding! Thanks for everything! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My wedding cake was beautiful and delicious. Highly recommended. Great communication.
My wedding cake was beautiful and delicious. Highly recommended. Great communication.
My wedding cake was beautiful and delicious. Highly recommended. Great communication. Read less
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Lynn
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
The cake was beautiful and turned out just perfect! Using Pinterest a picture was sent and the cake was recreated with a few additional details added. The cake was also delicious. We chose the white cake with carmel filling and buttercream frosting.
The cake was beautiful and turned out just perfect! Using Pinterest a picture was sent and the cake was recreated with a Read more...
The cake was beautiful and turned out just perfect! Using Pinterest a picture was sent and the cake was recreated with a few additional details added. The cake was also delicious. We chose the white cake with carmel filling and buttercream frosting. Read less
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Caroline
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
From my first conversation with Melanie to the final conversation with Chef Deb, DeClare Cakes surpassed any and all expectations I had in deciding on a wedding cake. I coordinated the details for my brother's wedding as he and the bride live out of state. Chef Deb's cakes are not only beautiful but they are ridiculously delicious. Her professionalism and care made the entire experience wonderful. I felt like I was talking with a long time friend although I was meeting her for the first time. This is truly the premiere cake for any occasion. I would highly recommend DeClare Cakes to anyone looking for delicious, beautiful and memorable sweets. Of all the cakes I've tasted, I've never tasted anything quite like this. Truly a little piece of heaven.
From my first conversation with Melanie to the final conversation with Chef Deb, DeClare Cakes surpassed any and all Read more...
From my first conversation with Melanie to the final conversation with Chef Deb, DeClare Cakes surpassed any and all expectations I had in deciding on a wedding cake. I coordinated the details for my brother's wedding as he and the bride live out of state. Chef Deb's cakes are not only beautiful but they are ridiculously delicious. Her professionalism and care made the entire experience wonderful. I felt like I was talking with a long time friend although I was meeting her for the first time. This is truly the premiere cake for any occasion. I would highly recommend DeClare Cakes to anyone looking for delicious, beautiful and memorable sweets. Of all the cakes I've tasted, I've never tasted anything quite like this. Truly a little piece of heaven. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Declare cakes did our cake for our wedding in June, 2014 and we were very happy with the outcome! It was difficult for us to find someone to do our cake at short notice and with us coming from out of town, but Declare cakes made it possible! They were friendly and very helpful along with flexible. The cake was simply delicious and we didn't even do a cake tasting before the wedding! :) I cannot wait to have our anniversary cake! Thank you Declare Cakes!
Declare cakes did our cake for our wedding in June, 2014 and we were very happy with the outcome! It was difficult for us Read more...
Declare cakes did our cake for our wedding in June, 2014 and we were very happy with the outcome! It was difficult for us to find someone to do our cake at short notice and with us coming from out of town, but Declare cakes made it possible! They were friendly and very helpful along with flexible. The cake was simply delicious and we didn't even do a cake tasting before the wedding! :) I cannot wait to have our anniversary cake! Thank you Declare Cakes! Read less
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