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Encore Baking Company

Saint Louis , MO
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LOCATION

2730 Sutton Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63143 US (map)

PHONE

314-832-4303

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ABOUT US

Encore Baking Company, formerly known as Sweet Encores, has been making unforgettable wedding and specialty cakes in St. Louis since 1989.

We custom blend our icing colors to... Read more
Encore Baking Company, formerly known as Sweet Encores, has been making unforgettable wedding and specialty cakes in St. Louis since 1989.

We custom blend our icing colors to match virtually any fabric swatch, invitation, or room décor. Our hand crafted sugar flowers are individually made with such attention to detail, they are often mistaken for real blossoms. Unlike other bakeries, our decorations are completely edible.

After many years working professionally in the pastry industry, Francie started her own buisness Sweet Encores, Inc. in 1989. She operated out of her own home so she would be able to stay home to raise her children. After three years of establishing a loyal customer base, she moved the business into a retail shop on Hampton Avenue in South St. Louis, and remained in business for almost twenty years. Francie and her business partner decided to close Sweet Encores in December 2007. Francie was encouraged to continue by many of her loyal customers, and because of her love of decorating and designing cakes she reopened in Maplewood as Encore Baking Company.
Francie continues perfecting her skills as an artist and cake designer. Her skill was not taught by textbooks, but instead, she received invaluable skills through apprenticeship under some of the best bakers and pastry chefs in St. Louis over the past 30 years. Read less
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Jaime and Rachel
Wedding:
6/4/2016
4.8/5.0
Our cake was gorgeous and tasty! Francie Valenta provided a top notch product without any hassle whatsoever. We arrived to the reception and it was at the center of our dance floor. Our wedding photos show how surprised we were when we saw and tasted it for the first time! We ordered a 4 tier white almond cake with chocolate and vanilla cream filling. It was excellent value for an excellent price. Thank you Encore Baking Company!
Our cake was gorgeous and tasty! Francie Valenta provided a top notch product without any hassle whatsoever. We arrived to Read more...
Our cake was gorgeous and tasty! Francie Valenta provided a top notch product without any hassle whatsoever. We arrived to the reception and it was at the center of our dance floor. Our wedding photos show how surprised we were when we saw and tasted it for the first time! We ordered a 4 tier white almond cake with chocolate and vanilla cream filling. It was excellent value for an excellent price. Thank you Encore Baking Company! Read less
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Maura
Wedding:
11/21/2015
4.9/5.0
Francie was a joy to work with. She is a very talented baker with delicious cake. All of her fillings are delicious, it was difficult to make a decision. She took a lot of time helping us fine tune our cake design and gave a lot of suggestions. The cake looked fantastic the night of the reception, everything we hoped it would look like. The edible flower arrangement to match our centerpieces, handmade by Francie, were the perfect topper. Check her out today!
Francie was a joy to work with. She is a very talented baker with delicious cake. All of her fillings are delicious, it Read more...
Francie was a joy to work with. She is a very talented baker with delicious cake. All of her fillings are delicious, it was difficult to make a decision. She took a lot of time helping us fine tune our cake design and gave a lot of suggestions. The cake looked fantastic the night of the reception, everything we hoped it would look like. The edible flower arrangement to match our centerpieces, handmade by Francie, were the perfect topper. Check her out today! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
If you truly want the best cake that you will ever taste and the most fabulous decorating available, you have to use Encore Baking Co. After spending days sampling various cakes at lots of bakeries, hands down this was the BEST cake ever. I can truly attest that Francie Valenta is the most talented in the business. Her cakes are visually breathtaking and equally as delicious. The custom made fillings are extremely perfect. Her skill in creating flowers and other designs are like none that I have ever seen before. The joy of working with such a pleasant person was an added bonus. Perfection!!!!
If you truly want the best cake that you will ever taste and the most fabulous decorating available, you have to use Read more...
If you truly want the best cake that you will ever taste and the most fabulous decorating available, you have to use Encore Baking Co. After spending days sampling various cakes at lots of bakeries, hands down this was the BEST cake ever. I can truly attest that Francie Valenta is the most talented in the business. Her cakes are visually breathtaking and equally as delicious. The custom made fillings are extremely perfect. Her skill in creating flowers and other designs are like none that I have ever seen before. The joy of working with such a pleasant person was an added bonus. Perfection!!!! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
5/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Encore baking is the best place to go for a wedding cake in St. Louis. Francie made a cake that was so unique and beautiful, just to fit the theme of my wedding. When we had our meeting, she was genuinely interested in my ideas, and put in extra effort to make a cake as I envisioned. Oh, and it was DELICIOUS. I picked the white almond cake with lemon, apricot, and raspberry filling - so good.
Encore baking is the best place to go for a wedding cake in St. Louis. Francie made a cake that was so unique and Read more...
Encore baking is the best place to go for a wedding cake in St. Louis. Francie made a cake that was so unique and beautiful, just to fit the theme of my wedding. When we had our meeting, she was genuinely interested in my ideas, and put in extra effort to make a cake as I envisioned. Oh, and it was DELICIOUS. I picked the white almond cake with lemon, apricot, and raspberry filling - so good. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The cake was great! I also got a grooms cake which was a St. Louis Blues hockey puck. Everyone loved it at the rehearsal dinner. We had plenty of leftovers which were devoured quickly. Our wedding cake was amazing. The flowers looked real and we got many compliments on not only the appearance of the cake but the taste as well. We hope to get an anniversary cake done next year (and hopefully many to come!)
The cake was great! I also got a grooms cake which was a St. Louis Blues hockey puck. Everyone loved it at the rehearsal Read more...
The cake was great! I also got a grooms cake which was a St. Louis Blues hockey puck. Everyone loved it at the rehearsal dinner. We had plenty of leftovers which were devoured quickly. Our wedding cake was amazing. The flowers looked real and we got many compliments on not only the appearance of the cake but the taste as well. We hope to get an anniversary cake done next year (and hopefully many to come!) Read less
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Mallory
Wedding:
5/27/2012
4.4/5.0
We worked with her through the St. Louis Zoo (who paid for the cake in conjunction with our catering with them). She did not charge us for any additional decorating that we decided upon. The cake she made was gorgeous. Her flower creations were made from sugar but looked remarkably lifelike. We sent her swatches of our wedding colors and she was able to match them. We got to design a custom cake and she took our vision and ran with it. She also coordinated well with our venue and we didn't have to worry about delivery or set up at all. She also provided a bonus sheet cake to ensure we had enough cake to go around... which means we had lots of delicious leftovers.

Our cake was beautiful.

The one downfall, was that she was slow to respond to email and phone calls, but was professional in response. Regardless, we would highly recommend her as her quality and service was phenomenal.
We worked with her through the St. Louis Zoo (who paid for the cake in conjunction with our catering with them). She did Read more...
We worked with her through the St. Louis Zoo (who paid for the cake in conjunction with our catering with them). She did not charge us for any additional decorating that we decided upon. The cake she made was gorgeous. Her flower creations were made from sugar but looked remarkably lifelike. We sent her swatches of our wedding colors and she was able to match them. We got to design a custom cake and she took our vision and ran with it. She also coordinated well with our venue and we didn't have to worry about delivery or set up at all. She also provided a bonus sheet cake to ensure we had enough cake to go around... which means we had lots of delicious leftovers.

Our cake was beautiful.

The one downfall, was that she was slow to respond to email and phone calls, but was professional in response. Regardless, we would highly recommend her as her quality and service was phenomenal. Read less
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kcorn
Wedding:
10/8/2011
4.9/5.0
Seriously the best cake ever. I've recommended Francy to so many friends and was excited to use her for our wedding cake. It was, in fact, the only thing my now husband REALLY wanted. Delish and totally worth the little extra.
Seriously the best cake ever. I've recommended Francy to so many friends and was excited to use her for our wedding cake. Read more...
Seriously the best cake ever. I've recommended Francy to so many friends and was excited to use her for our wedding cake. It was, in fact, the only thing my now husband REALLY wanted. Delish and totally worth the little extra. Read less
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Kara
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
We were given three options of wedding cake vendors as it was included in the price of the reception. We choose Encore because of the cake testing. The icing and fillings were amazing as was the cake. After deciding on cake, I sent Encore pictures of what I was imaging for the design. They were able to recreate the cake I had dreamed of. Plus, everyone loved how it tasted at the reception. I would recommend Encore to all of my friends.
We were given three options of wedding cake vendors as it was included in the price of the reception. We choose Encore Read more...
We were given three options of wedding cake vendors as it was included in the price of the reception. We choose Encore because of the cake testing. The icing and fillings were amazing as was the cake. After deciding on cake, I sent Encore pictures of what I was imaging for the design. They were able to recreate the cake I had dreamed of. Plus, everyone loved how it tasted at the reception. I would recommend Encore to all of my friends. Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
10/9/2010
4.8/5.0
Francie was great to work with. Her cakes look and taste fantastic. She doesn't use fondant (we don't like the taste of it) but her cakes still have the smooth fondant look on the outside. Her sugar flower work is outstanding and looks real. We got a sketch of our cake after our consultation so we were able to envision how it would look, but it looked even better on our wedding day.

Reaching her via email was sometimes a little slow, but there wasn't anything we had a rush on for our cake, and if we did we could have called her. She was extremely accomodating on design changes. She is a partner with the Zoo, so our cake was included in the package and we only had to pay a small upcharge for all the design work. Her cakes are some of the best that we tasted and the chocolate cake is especially moist and delicious (and I don't even like chocolate!) I would highly recommend Encore!
Francie was great to work with. Her cakes look and taste fantastic. She doesn't use fondant (we don't like the taste of Read more...
Francie was great to work with. Her cakes look and taste fantastic. She doesn't use fondant (we don't like the taste of it) but her cakes still have the smooth fondant look on the outside. Her sugar flower work is outstanding and looks real. We got a sketch of our cake after our consultation so we were able to envision how it would look, but it looked even better on our wedding day.

Reaching her via email was sometimes a little slow, but there wasn't anything we had a rush on for our cake, and if we did we could have called her. She was extremely accomodating on design changes. She is a partner with the Zoo, so our cake was included in the package and we only had to pay a small upcharge for all the design work. Her cakes are some of the best that we tasted and the chocolate cake is especially moist and delicious (and I don't even like chocolate!) I would highly recommend Encore! Read less
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Susan and Joe
Wedding:
8/14/2010
4.9/5.0
Without a doubt, Encore provides the best tasting wedding cake to be found, but they don't stop there!!! The icing is yummy, never greasy, and the design and decoration of their cakes is unbelievable!!! Check out some of their designs....you won't believe some of the things Francie can create!!! Yummmm
Without a doubt, Encore provides the best tasting wedding cake to be found, but they don't stop there!!! The icing is Read more...
Without a doubt, Encore provides the best tasting wedding cake to be found, but they don't stop there!!! The icing is yummy, never greasy, and the design and decoration of their cakes is unbelievable!!! Check out some of their designs....you won't believe some of the things Francie can create!!! Yummmm Read less
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