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Dozen Bake Shop

Pittsburgh , PA
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LOCATION

3511 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA US 15201 (map)

PHONE

412-683-2327

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ABOUT US

Started in 2006, Dozen Bake Shop transformed from a little cupcake shop to a full service bakery and cafe with 2 locations: Lower Lawrenceville near the Strip, and Oakland near the... Read more
Started in 2006, Dozen Bake Shop transformed from a little cupcake shop to a full service bakery and cafe with 2 locations: Lower Lawrenceville near the Strip, and Oakland near the Carnegie Museum. We use local suppliers as much as possible and try to engage in environmentally-friendly practices. Our skills include customized cakes, cupcake tiers, groom cakes and cake pops. We also specialize in vegan and sugar-free products.
We offer bride and grooms-to-be an opportunity to meet with one of our friendly professionals to discuss the limitless options of your dream wedding cake or cupcake tier. Please call us to set up a free wedding tasting today! We currently are starting to book for the 2013 year, so we encourage you to call and make an appointment at your earliest convenience. We can't wait to work with you personally to create your custom cake or tier. phone: (412) 683-2327 email: dena@dozenbakeshop.com Dozen Bake Shop is Pittsburgh’s award winning bakery known far & wide for great cupcakes and other amazing treats! Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING CAKE

Besides cakes, what other types of desserts do you provide?
Cheese, Cookies, Cupcakes, Dessert Buffet, Fruit, Groom's Cake, Pastries
What additional services do you provide?
Consultations, On-site Delivery, On-site Setup, Pickup, Tastings
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Lactose Free, Organic, Vegan
Do you provide customary cakes, such as Croquembouche?
Yes
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes
Do you offer private tastings or open house tastings?
We offer private tastings only. We also do wedding expos where we give out free samples in a variety of flavors. Check our Facebook Page for details and upcoming expo events.
What are your tasting hours?
Saturday (10AM-3PM), Mon-Friday (11AM-5PM), Sunday (by special appt.only)
Describe how you price, such as by slice or by tier, for your cakes?
Cupcakes (we charge per dozen. If you are interested in extra decorations, sprinkles or a special colored icing there will be an up-charge).
 Cake ( we charge by the slice and also by the batter. For example, you want one tier to be chocolate peanut butter and another tier to be red velvet)
Does the price include the top tier of the cake?
No. Cake toppers are an extra charge.
Do you offer custom cakes, or do you work with pre-designed styles?
We are 100% customized. If you are unsure of what you are looking for, we do offer a guide of pre-designed styles to help your inner creativity blossom.
What (if any) special ingredients, such as fresh fruits or farm-fresh butter, do you use in your cakes?
We try and support local as much as possible. For our vegan cakes, we use vegan sugar, butter and flour from the East End Co-op. Our fruits are provided from local farmer's Markets on the Strip District and Paragon in Lawrenceville. Our dairy products are supplied by Turner Dairy and we also use organic eggs from Eastbrook Farms. Mon Aimee located in the Strip District, supplies us with our cocoa & chocolate for all of our chocolate-based items.
On average, how far in advance of the event do you prepare the cake?
We bake everything that day. Due to our cakes not having any preservatives, it is best made and eaten in the same day. Fondant cakes are an exception due to the thick fondant covering the cake and keeping the cake inside super moist. These type of cakes can be prepared in advance.
How many cakes do you schedule for a typical weekend?
It depends on our schedule and what is going on outside of the bakery. We try and schedule as many as 5 cakes, but that depends on how large, how many layers and where we are scheduled to deliver and set-up. Cupcake tiers are usually 9 tiers per weekend - but again depending on delivery and size.
Will you work with the client's florist to garnish the cake?
We are more than willing to work with a florist to garnish a cake as long as the customer organizes, purchases and provides the flowers ahead of time and the flowers will be there when we arrive. We have a contract that specifically states that we do not purchase fresh flowers to decorate ourselves and they must be provided. If provided, we are more than happy to decorate the cake ourself or with a florist.
What (if any) cake accessories, such as a cake stand or cake cutter, do you rent out?
We do NOT rent out any type of cake or cupcake stand. We do offer disposable heavy duty cupcake tiers that are easy to put together and take apart. This is because in the past - we were dealing with many parts of tiers gone missing or broken. Being a small business, we cannot afford to constantly take the time to purchase/replace tiers. We also do not rent out cake topper decorations or cutters. Please contact your event caterer for some of these items.
Do you offer delivery? If yes, how much is your average delivery fee?
We do offer delivery and set-up. Delivery is $10 for the first 5 miles and then $2.00/mile. If we are delivering more than 25 miles away - we will give you a custom quote.

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Michelle
Wedding:
10/26/2013
1.3/5.0
Had a lot of issues with communication and contact. We would sometimes receive no phone call or email back. Then the shop closed and we were never were contacted! We reached out and finally received the information we need and the owner/manager was able to help us get our cake done. The cake did turn out beautiful it was just we had to chase them down to get anything done.
Had a lot of issues with communication and contact. We would sometimes receive no phone call or email back. Then the shop Read more...
Had a lot of issues with communication and contact. We would sometimes receive no phone call or email back. Then the shop closed and we were never were contacted! We reached out and finally received the information we need and the owner/manager was able to help us get our cake done. The cake did turn out beautiful it was just we had to chase them down to get anything done. Read less
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Debbie
Wedding:
8/11/2013
5.0/5.0
From our very first contacts with Dozen, their staff gave us personalized attention and they were very accommodating and pleasant to work with. They always responded quickly to any of our needs and requests and were the only cupcake shop in the Pittsburgh area we talked to that would accommodate to our Sunday morning wedding. The others said they would make the cupcakes the day before the wedding and we would have to pick them up and set them up. Dozen not only baked our cupcakes fresh but they were more than willing to travel across Pittsburgh and set everything up.

We were just as pleased with the wide selection of flavors and the end result of the taste and look of the cupcakes. It was so fun getting to pick out so many fun flavors, including for our cake. We chose a banana cake with chocolate filling because we make banana-chocolate smoothies almost every day.

Dozen was the perfect fit and we highly recommend them!
From our very first contacts with Dozen, their staff gave us personalized attention and they were very accommodating and Read more...
From our very first contacts with Dozen, their staff gave us personalized attention and they were very accommodating and pleasant to work with. They always responded quickly to any of our needs and requests and were the only cupcake shop in the Pittsburgh area we talked to that would accommodate to our Sunday morning wedding. The others said they would make the cupcakes the day before the wedding and we would have to pick them up and set them up. Dozen not only baked our cupcakes fresh but they were more than willing to travel across Pittsburgh and set everything up.

We were just as pleased with the wide selection of flavors and the end result of the taste and look of the cupcakes. It was so fun getting to pick out so many fun flavors, including for our cake. We chose a banana cake with chocolate filling because we make banana-chocolate smoothies almost every day.

Dozen was the perfect fit and we highly recommend them! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
My guest loved our cupcakes! They were affordable, fresh and delicious. The shop was very accommodating and came and set everything up for us wedding day. Highly recommended!
My guest loved our cupcakes! They were affordable, fresh and delicious. The shop was very accommodating and came and set Read more...
My guest loved our cupcakes! They were affordable, fresh and delicious. The shop was very accommodating and came and set everything up for us wedding day. Highly recommended! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
Delicious! We received many compliments and had no problems.
Delicious! We received many compliments and had no problems.
Delicious! We received many compliments and had no problems. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
1/5/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married this past Saturday, January 5th and Dozen was our bakeshop. We ordered mini cupcakes for our guests and a small cake for us to cut. Everything was amazing! The cake and cupcakes were beyond delicious! Doreen was absolutely fantastic to work with and was so nice to do everything we asked. We got so many compliments on the cupcakes! I even asked her to set aside one cupcake of each flavor for my husband, and she arranged with our venue to have them served to him which was so cute! Thank you!!
My husband and I got married this past Saturday, January 5th and Dozen was our bakeshop. We ordered mini cupcakes for our Read more...
My husband and I got married this past Saturday, January 5th and Dozen was our bakeshop. We ordered mini cupcakes for our guests and a small cake for us to cut. Everything was amazing! The cake and cupcakes were beyond delicious! Doreen was absolutely fantastic to work with and was so nice to do everything we asked. We got so many compliments on the cupcakes! I even asked her to set aside one cupcake of each flavor for my husband, and she arranged with our venue to have them served to him which was so cute! Thank you!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had Dozen make mini cupcakes as well as a small cake for our wedding. Everything from our tasting to our wedding day went smooth. The cupcakes were delicious and our small cake was perfect. Megan and Doreen did a great job for us.
We had Dozen make mini cupcakes as well as a small cake for our wedding. Everything from our tasting to our wedding day Read more...
We had Dozen make mini cupcakes as well as a small cake for our wedding. Everything from our tasting to our wedding day went smooth. The cupcakes were delicious and our small cake was perfect. Megan and Doreen did a great job for us. Read less
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Dozen Bake Shop responded with the following comments:

Wonderful! So glad that everything went well. Thank you for your time to review us, much appreciated!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I just got married back in September. I had a great experience with my wedding at Dozen Bake Shop. From the tasting to the big day, everything went smoothly. The best part is that they catered my needs because I have a dairy allergy so everything from the cake to the frosting was vegan and it tasted great! Thanks everyone. I will definitely be recommending you to my bride-to-be friends.
I just got married back in September. I had a great experience with my wedding at Dozen Bake Shop. From the tasting to the Read more...
I just got married back in September. I had a great experience with my wedding at Dozen Bake Shop. From the tasting to the big day, everything went smoothly. The best part is that they catered my needs because I have a dairy allergy so everything from the cake to the frosting was vegan and it tasted great! Thanks everyone. I will definitely be recommending you to my bride-to-be friends. Read less
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Dozen Bake Shop responded with the following comments:

So happy that you were satisfied, Anonymous. We specialize in our vegan desserts and glad to accomodate anyone that has a dairy allergy or chooses the vegan lifestyle. Please tell your friends - we would love to cater to their needs for their special day, too!
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Erica
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Dozen Bake Shop created a beautiful display of chocolate stout and cosmopolitan cupcakes for our wedding reception. Not only did the cupcakes look beautiful, they were super delicious and enjoyed by all of our guests! In addition to the cupcakes, Megan created a cute mini wedding cake matching our theme and colors that added a nice touch to our dessert table. They were an easy group of people to work with and they were helpful in providing suggestions and tips for carrying out our vision. Their wide selection of flavors should satisfy any sweet tooth! We would recommend them for weddings and other occassion.
Dozen Bake Shop created a beautiful display of chocolate stout and cosmopolitan cupcakes for our wedding reception. Not Read more...
Dozen Bake Shop created a beautiful display of chocolate stout and cosmopolitan cupcakes for our wedding reception. Not only did the cupcakes look beautiful, they were super delicious and enjoyed by all of our guests! In addition to the cupcakes, Megan created a cute mini wedding cake matching our theme and colors that added a nice touch to our dessert table. They were an easy group of people to work with and they were helpful in providing suggestions and tips for carrying out our vision. Their wide selection of flavors should satisfy any sweet tooth! We would recommend them for weddings and other occassion. Read less
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Dozen Bake Shop responded with the following comments:

I remember setting up that wedding and it was so much fun! What a great idea and unique set up. We are so glad that you allowed us to be a part of it. If you happen to have any pictures from your special day with our cupcakes, would love to see and share them.
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Jackie
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Megan from Dozen was amazing to work with! She made my bridal shower cake and my wedding cake. Both were absolutely gorgeous, but more importantly they were delicious!! Each layer was a different flavor, but my favorite was the salted caramel. I highly recommend it! My guests were blown away from how beautiful both cakes were, and they all complimented on how great they tasted! Megan was such a pleasure to work with. From the moment my family and I met her we felt like we've known her for years. She's so personable and you can tell she absolutely loves what she does! She was friendly and funny but at the same time very professional. Dozen is now our go to bakery for any event! Thank you, Megan, for the fantastic job you did on my bridal shower and wedding cakes! My family and friends still talk about them!
Megan from Dozen was amazing to work with! She made my bridal shower cake and my wedding cake. Both were absolutely Read more...
Megan from Dozen was amazing to work with! She made my bridal shower cake and my wedding cake. Both were absolutely gorgeous, but more importantly they were delicious!! Each layer was a different flavor, but my favorite was the salted caramel. I highly recommend it! My guests were blown away from how beautiful both cakes were, and they all complimented on how great they tasted! Megan was such a pleasure to work with. From the moment my family and I met her we felt like we've known her for years. She's so personable and you can tell she absolutely loves what she does! She was friendly and funny but at the same time very professional. Dozen is now our go to bakery for any event! Thank you, Megan, for the fantastic job you did on my bridal shower and wedding cakes! My family and friends still talk about them! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
1.7/5.0
It was very hard to contact Megan. When I called to confirm, they had the wrong address. They also had the wrong color sprinkles on the lemon lavender cupcakes after I told Megan twice that I wanted them white.
It was very hard to contact Megan. When I called to confirm, they had the wrong address. They also had the wrong color Read more...
It was very hard to contact Megan. When I called to confirm, they had the wrong address. They also had the wrong color sprinkles on the lemon lavender cupcakes after I told Megan twice that I wanted them white. Read less
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Dozen Bake Shop responded with the following comments:

Dear Anonymous,
I am sorry to hear you had such a bad experience with Dozen. Megan is typically not in charge of baking and decorating the cupcake aspect of wedding orders, she strictly sticks to decorating cakes. This was a mistake on the kitchen's end and we apologize for any inconvenience. I am glad that we received the correct address and we could deliver your order on a timely manner.
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Ginger
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Good morning Doreen. I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you all did at Carolyn’s wedding on July 21st. The presentation was beautiful, the cupcakes tasted wonderful and they went over so well. We received a lot of positive feedback from our family and friends regarding the cupcakes. Even though the table the hall provided was not a round table, the presentation was still beautiful and people enjoyed going up and looking at the various flavors and trying different ones. I would definitely use your bakery again for our next wedding.

Thank you again for everything – it was fun working with you.
Good morning Doreen. I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you all did at Carolyn’s wedding on July 21st. The Read more...
Good morning Doreen. I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you all did at Carolyn’s wedding on July 21st. The presentation was beautiful, the cupcakes tasted wonderful and they went over so well. We received a lot of positive feedback from our family and friends regarding the cupcakes. Even though the table the hall provided was not a round table, the presentation was still beautiful and people enjoyed going up and looking at the various flavors and trying different ones. I would definitely use your bakery again for our next wedding.

Thank you again for everything – it was fun working with you. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
7/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Wonderful service and the cake was beautiful!
Wonderful service and the cake was beautiful!
Wonderful service and the cake was beautiful! Read less
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Natalie
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
I ordered all of Dozen's vegan cupcake minis and they were amazing. All of our guests, vegan or not loved them. I loved them so much I ordered them for my office and plan on ordering more for events. It's so great that there is a vegan-friendly bakery in Pittsburgh.

They will customize to match your colors too.
Our favorite was the vegan hurricane!
I ordered all of Dozen's vegan cupcake minis and they were amazing. All of our guests, vegan or not loved them. I loved Read more...
I ordered all of Dozen's vegan cupcake minis and they were amazing. All of our guests, vegan or not loved them. I loved them so much I ordered them for my office and plan on ordering more for events. It's so great that there is a vegan-friendly bakery in Pittsburgh.

They will customize to match your colors too.
Our favorite was the vegan hurricane! Read less
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Sharissa
Wedding:
6/24/2012
4.2/5.0
Dozen's cupcakes for our wedding were great! The top tier cake was also awesome! My only concern was email response time - other than that, they did beautiful (and yummy!) work!
Dozen's cupcakes for our wedding were great! The top tier cake was also awesome! My only concern was email response time - Read more...
Dozen's cupcakes for our wedding were great! The top tier cake was also awesome! My only concern was email response time - other than that, they did beautiful (and yummy!) work! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We were so happy with Dozen Bake Shop and Megan is awesome to work with!! After I discovered 2 weeks before my wedding that my cake was being made with DUNCAN HINES cake mix I freaked out on my vendor and started calling bakeries! Luckily Megan was able to help us on quick notice and she was a lifesaver! We did a cake for the cutting and cupcakes for our guests- everything looked beautiful and tasted delicious! I love that everything is made from scratch and fresh! Our one year is coming up and I'm placing an order for a mini cake with cupcakes just like our wedding!! Dozen Bake Shop rocks!
We were so happy with Dozen Bake Shop and Megan is awesome to work with!! After I discovered 2 weeks before my wedding Read more...
We were so happy with Dozen Bake Shop and Megan is awesome to work with!! After I discovered 2 weeks before my wedding that my cake was being made with DUNCAN HINES cake mix I freaked out on my vendor and started calling bakeries! Luckily Megan was able to help us on quick notice and she was a lifesaver! We did a cake for the cutting and cupcakes for our guests- everything looked beautiful and tasted delicious! I love that everything is made from scratch and fresh! Our one year is coming up and I'm placing an order for a mini cake with cupcakes just like our wedding!! Dozen Bake Shop rocks! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
My cake was as tasty as it was beautiful! I still get compliments on our cake. We still go there to buy celebration cakes for all other occasions.
My cake was as tasty as it was beautiful! I still get compliments on our cake. We still go there to buy celebration cakes Read more...
My cake was as tasty as it was beautiful! I still get compliments on our cake. We still go there to buy celebration cakes for all other occasions. Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
8/21/2010
3.0/5.0
Working with Dozen was admittedly stressful for me. My initial tasting meeting happened over the wintertime and we were told to schedule another tasting and come back again in the summer for new flavors. We were impressed, the guy was so nice. I tried emailing our original contact and he was no longer there, so I was then sent to contact someone else. They were very hard to get a hold of and never returned calls or answered my emails. Finally I got a hold of them and I was surprised to hear how less accommodating they were of our available schedule for tasting. Our first meeting occurred late evening on a Monday and so we tried scheduling that again and they could not accommodate. We ended up not tasting the new flavors and guessing what we wanted. I had sent over all my information that they would need via email a week or so before calling again and had asked kindly that they call or email me back to confirm they received it no call or email. After not hearing from anyone for over a week after sending that email I called and got yet another person. They seemed to be the most organized and surprised I wanted to finalize my details and pay my balance a month before the wedding. They said they had received my details but she didnt have time to go over them and they would call back in a week or if I dont hear from them call them back. I had to call them back of course. And they said they DIDNT have any of my details, so I had to repeat it all over the phone. Even after that we had one final issue, they had the venue name and address wrong, even though I gave it to them more than once both on phone and email. Luckily my mom had called and checked. I know this sounds like a lot of bad, but in the end they did deliver exactly what I wanted, on time and it was delicious. The guests loved them. The man who delivered them was so nice. I would recommend them, but only to a not so detail oriented and laid back person. If you want to do stuff on your own time, not a chance. They will get to you whenever they have time. But...it is so so delicious and adorable end product :)!!
Working with Dozen was admittedly stressful for me. My initial tasting meeting happened over the wintertime and we were Read more...
Working with Dozen was admittedly stressful for me. My initial tasting meeting happened over the wintertime and we were told to schedule another tasting and come back again in the summer for new flavors. We were impressed, the guy was so nice. I tried emailing our original contact and he was no longer there, so I was then sent to contact someone else. They were very hard to get a hold of and never returned calls or answered my emails. Finally I got a hold of them and I was surprised to hear how less accommodating they were of our available schedule for tasting. Our first meeting occurred late evening on a Monday and so we tried scheduling that again and they could not accommodate. We ended up not tasting the new flavors and guessing what we wanted. I had sent over all my information that they would need via email a week or so before calling again and had asked kindly that they call or email me back to confirm they received it no call or email. After not hearing from anyone for over a week after sending that email I called and got yet another person. They seemed to be the most organized and surprised I wanted to finalize my details and pay my balance a month before the wedding. They said they had received my details but she didnt have time to go over them and they would call back in a week or if I dont hear from them call them back. I had to call them back of course. And they said they DIDNT have any of my details, so I had to repeat it all over the phone. Even after that we had one final issue, they had the venue name and address wrong, even though I gave it to them more than once both on phone and email. Luckily my mom had called and checked. I know this sounds like a lot of bad, but in the end they did deliver exactly what I wanted, on time and it was delicious. The guests loved them. The man who delivered them was so nice. I would recommend them, but only to a not so detail oriented and laid back person. If you want to do stuff on your own time, not a chance. They will get to you whenever they have time. But...it is so so delicious and adorable end product :)!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
We ordered cupcakes (200, I believe) and they were wonderful! We were very happy with the service, delivery and the set-up of all of them. We didn't have to worry about a thing because they took care of it all! Delicious cupcakes! Great service!
We ordered cupcakes (200, I believe) and they were wonderful! We were very happy with the service, delivery and the set-up Read more...
We ordered cupcakes (200, I believe) and they were wonderful! We were very happy with the service, delivery and the set-up of all of them. We didn't have to worry about a thing because they took care of it all! Delicious cupcakes! Great service! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
8/22/2009
3.7/5.0
Working with Dozen was at times frustrating. While our initial consult with the owner of the bakeries, James, was very promising, however, near the end (2 days before our wedding to be exact) our order had still not been placed correctly despite sending multiple emails regarding the flavors of cupcakes desired. Ultimately, though, our guests loved the cupcakes and the presentation was beautiful. If Dozen is able to hire an adept catering manager to handle weddings I would gladly recommend their services to any Pittsburgh bride.
Working with Dozen was at times frustrating. While our initial consult with the owner of the bakeries, James, was very Read more...
Working with Dozen was at times frustrating. While our initial consult with the owner of the bakeries, James, was very promising, however, near the end (2 days before our wedding to be exact) our order had still not been placed correctly despite sending multiple emails regarding the flavors of cupcakes desired. Ultimately, though, our guests loved the cupcakes and the presentation was beautiful. If Dozen is able to hire an adept catering manager to handle weddings I would gladly recommend their services to any Pittsburgh bride. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Alison
Wedding:
5/16/2009
5.0/5.0
Instead of a traditional cake, we had a tiered cupcake dessert from Dozen Bakery. It was beautiful and delicious. Passersby stopped to look in the window at our cupcakes!
Instead of a traditional cake, we had a tiered cupcake dessert from Dozen Bakery. It was beautiful and delicious. Read more...
Instead of a traditional cake, we had a tiered cupcake dessert from Dozen Bakery. It was beautiful and delicious. Passersby stopped to look in the window at our cupcakes! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake

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