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Encore Baking Company

Saint Louis , MO
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LOCATION

2730 Sutton Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO US 63143 (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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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:
Recently Married
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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lmalench
Wedding:
7/17/2010
4.7/5.0
Francie with Encore Baking Company is wonderful.... we tasted cakes at 5 different bakeries in St Louis and Francie and Encore stood out from the rest. Her cakes are not only beautiful but absolutely delicious, so moist and yummy, which is not always true of wedding cake. She is so kind and was so easy and fun to work with too. I had a picture of a cake I really loved and she helped me to tailor it to be exactly what I wanted and executed an amazing cake. You know the cake is delicious when there isn't any left at the end of the night (also not always true of wedding cake) and at the end of our reception, there were 4 pieces left, which we took home to eat on Sunday! She was wonderful and I highly recommend Encore.
Francie with Encore Baking Company is wonderful.... we tasted cakes at 5 different bakeries in St Louis and Francie and Read more...
Francie with Encore Baking Company is wonderful.... we tasted cakes at 5 different bakeries in St Louis and Francie and Encore stood out from the rest. Her cakes are not only beautiful but absolutely delicious, so moist and yummy, which is not always true of wedding cake. She is so kind and was so easy and fun to work with too. I had a picture of a cake I really loved and she helped me to tailor it to be exactly what I wanted and executed an amazing cake. You know the cake is delicious when there isn't any left at the end of the night (also not always true of wedding cake) and at the end of our reception, there were 4 pieces left, which we took home to eat on Sunday! She was wonderful and I highly recommend Encore. Read less
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julie.iovaldi
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
Encore Baking Co is definitely the best in St. Louis! The owner Francie Valenta is so wonderful and very, very talented! The almond buttercream icing is to die for! Everyone at my wedding commented on how delicious the cake was and may even said it was the best wedding cake they ever had. On top of all of that, it was gorgeous!
Encore Baking Co is definitely the best in St. Louis! The owner Francie Valenta is so wonderful and very, very talented! Read more...
Encore Baking Co is definitely the best in St. Louis! The owner Francie Valenta is so wonderful and very, very talented! The almond buttercream icing is to die for! Everyone at my wedding commented on how delicious the cake was and may even said it was the best wedding cake they ever had. On top of all of that, it was gorgeous! Read less
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Colleen
Wedding:
3/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Francie at Encore is very creative and a wonderful baker. Our cake was absolutely beautiful and delicious. Her almond cake that she does for wedding sis the best cake I ever tried and she makes wonderful fruit fillings, but we didn't use them since the cake itself was so good. Also her buttercream is to die for! She makes incredible sugar flowers and her cakes look like the ones you see in the wedding cake shows on tv. Definitely recommend this vendor!!
Francie at Encore is very creative and a wonderful baker. Our cake was absolutely beautiful and delicious. Her almond cake Read more...
Francie at Encore is very creative and a wonderful baker. Our cake was absolutely beautiful and delicious. Her almond cake that she does for wedding sis the best cake I ever tried and she makes wonderful fruit fillings, but we didn't use them since the cake itself was so good. Also her buttercream is to die for! She makes incredible sugar flowers and her cakes look like the ones you see in the wedding cake shows on tv. Definitely recommend this vendor!! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
9/15/2007
5.0/5.0
The best cake I have ever had!!! So many people commented and asked what place I got my cake from. So far all my sisters have used sweet encores, I was the fourth bride in my family! They did not even have my cake design on file I brought in a picture from a magazine and they surpassed all my expectations! I actually saw some of my guest sneak pieces off other tables LOL.
The best cake I have ever had!!! So many people commented and asked what place I got my cake from. So far all my sisters Read more...
The best cake I have ever had!!! So many people commented and asked what place I got my cake from. So far all my sisters have used sweet encores, I was the fourth bride in my family! They did not even have my cake design on file I brought in a picture from a magazine and they surpassed all my expectations! I actually saw some of my guest sneak pieces off other tables LOL. Read less
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theatregirl
Wedding:
5/28/2005
5.0/5.0
I swear our cake was the best cake that we have ever tasted!! It was beautiful to boot!! I wanted a very colorful and unique cake and the bakers at Sweet Encore worked with me to create the cake that I wanted. It took my breath away when I saw it!! (It photographed very well too)!! Yum!!
I swear our cake was the best cake that we have ever tasted!! It was beautiful to boot!! I wanted a very colorful and Read more...
I swear our cake was the best cake that we have ever tasted!! It was beautiful to boot!! I wanted a very colorful and unique cake and the bakers at Sweet Encore worked with me to create the cake that I wanted. It took my breath away when I saw it!! (It photographed very well too)!! Yum!! Read less
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