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DeClare Cakes

Charleston , SC
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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.

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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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Alexandra
Wedding:
3/7/2015
5.0/5.0
Being out of town, we conducted all our business with them via email. Very prompt responses, we got to meet with them once to do a taste testing. All the flavors were amazing, we ended up going with a pound cake with apricot and strawberry filling. All our guests raved about it, the icing wasn't too sweet and the cake was dense and moist. Friendly, professional, and delicious.
Being out of town, we conducted all our business with them via email. Very prompt responses, we got to meet with them once Read more...
Being out of town, we conducted all our business with them via email. Very prompt responses, we got to meet with them once to do a taste testing. All the flavors were amazing, we ended up going with a pound cake with apricot and strawberry filling. All our guests raved about it, the icing wasn't too sweet and the cake was dense and moist. Friendly, professional, and delicious. Read less
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KandC
Wedding:
1/17/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I cannot say enough positive things about Chef Deb and the rest of the DeClare Cakes staff. From the beginning, she was very flexible setting up a time to meet as I was trying to squeeze in a cake tasting while my out-of-town matron of honor was in town for a weekend. During the consultation, we tasted all absolutely amazing cakes! Both my husband and I would never choose carrot cake if given the choice between that and something else, but Chef Deb made us believers in it! We have never tasted something so amazing- this is not to say that every other cake/frosting/filling that we also tried was not equally amazing but we were completely blown away by the carrot cake because both of us have never liked it! Hence, we couldn't just choose one or two cakes, instead, we chose four (red velvet, carrot cake, chocolate, almond) because we couldn't not have some of them (on a side note, every guest who had the carrot cake said that it was best they had ever had!)! Out of all (four other bakeries) we had consultations with, none blew us away like Chef Deb. She had such an attention to detail and the amount of time she spent with us describing to us the cakes/fillings/flavors was indescribable. It was obvious from our first meeting that she was very passionate to her craft and equally dedicated to each of her clients/brides.
At the consultation, we provided her with a photo of what the look we wanted but we left much up to her interpretation as we didn't want a replica. She did not disappoint- far from, she completely exceeded our expectations! Everyone at the wedding was equally amazed by her design as well as the taste of the cake(s)! It was an absolute pleasure to have Chef Deb help us make our wedding a success!

Now that I had discovered DeClare Cakes, I cannot wait to have her help me with other special occasion cakes!
My husband and I cannot say enough positive things about Chef Deb and the rest of the DeClare Cakes staff. From the Read more...
My husband and I cannot say enough positive things about Chef Deb and the rest of the DeClare Cakes staff. From the beginning, she was very flexible setting up a time to meet as I was trying to squeeze in a cake tasting while my out-of-town matron of honor was in town for a weekend. During the consultation, we tasted all absolutely amazing cakes! Both my husband and I would never choose carrot cake if given the choice between that and something else, but Chef Deb made us believers in it! We have never tasted something so amazing- this is not to say that every other cake/frosting/filling that we also tried was not equally amazing but we were completely blown away by the carrot cake because both of us have never liked it! Hence, we couldn't just choose one or two cakes, instead, we chose four (red velvet, carrot cake, chocolate, almond) because we couldn't not have some of them (on a side note, every guest who had the carrot cake said that it was best they had ever had!)! Out of all (four other bakeries) we had consultations with, none blew us away like Chef Deb. She had such an attention to detail and the amount of time she spent with us describing to us the cakes/fillings/flavors was indescribable. It was obvious from our first meeting that she was very passionate to her craft and equally dedicated to each of her clients/brides.
At the consultation, we provided her with a photo of what the look we wanted but we left much up to her interpretation as we didn't want a replica. She did not disappoint- far from, she completely exceeded our expectations! Everyone at the wedding was equally amazed by her design as well as the taste of the cake(s)! It was an absolute pleasure to have Chef Deb help us make our wedding a success!

Now that I had discovered DeClare Cakes, I cannot wait to have her help me with other special occasion cakes! Read less
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Ryan and Kristy
Wedding:
12/27/2014
5.0/5.0
We ordered around 200 cupcakes, in 3 flavors, from Declare Cakes for our wedding. Both Melanie and Deb were very responsive to my emails. When we first started working with them, they were able to get a tasting box ready for me on the same day I got in touch with them, which was very helpful. The cupcakes for the wedding looked amazing, and our families were raving about how great they were.
We ordered around 200 cupcakes, in 3 flavors, from Declare Cakes for our wedding. Both Melanie and Deb were very Read more...
We ordered around 200 cupcakes, in 3 flavors, from Declare Cakes for our wedding. Both Melanie and Deb were very responsive to my emails. When we first started working with them, they were able to get a tasting box ready for me on the same day I got in touch with them, which was very helpful. The cupcakes for the wedding looked amazing, and our families were raving about how great they were. Read less
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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
Chef Deb is amazing! All of the cake flavors and fillings are delicious! It was so hard choose one cake flavor and filling, so we ended up choosing four! Chef Deb was also able to make homemade Buckeyes to pay tribute to my Ohio roots.
Chef Deb is amazing! All of the cake flavors and fillings are delicious! It was so hard choose one cake flavor and Read more...
Chef Deb is amazing! All of the cake flavors and fillings are delicious! It was so hard choose one cake flavor and filling, so we ended up choosing four! Chef Deb was also able to make homemade Buckeyes to pay tribute to my Ohio roots. Read less
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