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First Cake

San Francisco , CA

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San Francisco, CA US
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/27/2015
4.7/5.0
Other reviews mentioned that it was hard communicating with Simon at times because of the language barrier. However, full disclaimer, I can speak Chinese so that probably made my experience a lot easier in planning with Simon and Michelle.

I've always felt like cake was one of those wedding items where people only remember if it's really over the top fabulous (like a $10K cake) or if it was awful. So my hubby and I went into this looking for a good cake and simple design for an excellent price. We found all of these with Simon at First Cake. When we went for a tasting, they were generous with the cake samples and Simon even made a fresh sample of the fruit cake when he was out of that. The cakes were delicious. I like that they are not overly sweet, and this was probably more suited to the tastes of my Chinese guests (relatives and family friends) who like their desserts less sweet. We got a 3-tier with 3 different flavors (tiramisu, black forest, and fruit and cream). For what we paid at First Cake, I would have had to settle for a 2-tier plus sheet cake to feed the same amount of people. Simon also was great at creating the designs I sketched out from my pinterest inspirations. He also did a great job of setting up and adding the flowers to the cake.

Simon was flexible about delivery time as we were worried about the cake melting on a hot day. As it turned out the cake was a little too cold when he delivered it, but hey it didn't melt! He also got a little lost finding our venue, but luckily my MOH helped out (also speaks Chinese). To be fair, the address of our venue always shows up kind of wonky on google maps.

Awesome value for delicious cake. Yum, I could go for some wedding cake right now!
Other reviews mentioned that it was hard communicating with Simon at times because of the language barrier. However, full Read more...
Other reviews mentioned that it was hard communicating with Simon at times because of the language barrier. However, full disclaimer, I can speak Chinese so that probably made my experience a lot easier in planning with Simon and Michelle.

I've always felt like cake was one of those wedding items where people only remember if it's really over the top fabulous (like a $10K cake) or if it was awful. So my hubby and I went into this looking for a good cake and simple design for an excellent price. We found all of these with Simon at First Cake. When we went for a tasting, they were generous with the cake samples and Simon even made a fresh sample of the fruit cake when he was out of that. The cakes were delicious. I like that they are not overly sweet, and this was probably more suited to the tastes of my Chinese guests (relatives and family friends) who like their desserts less sweet. We got a 3-tier with 3 different flavors (tiramisu, black forest, and fruit and cream). For what we paid at First Cake, I would have had to settle for a 2-tier plus sheet cake to feed the same amount of people. Simon also was great at creating the designs I sketched out from my pinterest inspirations. He also did a great job of setting up and adding the flowers to the cake.

Simon was flexible about delivery time as we were worried about the cake melting on a hot day. As it turned out the cake was a little too cold when he delivered it, but hey it didn't melt! He also got a little lost finding our venue, but luckily my MOH helped out (also speaks Chinese). To be fair, the address of our venue always shows up kind of wonky on google maps.

Awesome value for delicious cake. Yum, I could go for some wedding cake right now! Read less
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ablossoms
Wedding:
5/23/2009
4.2/5.0
The cake tasted great and Simon was awesome about letting me choose whatever combination of flavors I wanted. They delivered and set up nicely. He and his wife were so nice to work with - the only downside is that they speak mostly Chinese. Otherwise, great tasting cake with really good service.
The cake tasted great and Simon was awesome about letting me choose whatever combination of flavors I wanted. They Read more...
The cake tasted great and Simon was awesome about letting me choose whatever combination of flavors I wanted. They delivered and set up nicely. He and his wife were so nice to work with - the only downside is that they speak mostly Chinese. Otherwise, great tasting cake with really good service. Read less
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Fernanmm
Wedding:
5/3/2009
5.0/5.0
My husband and I wanted to find a realtively inexpensive cake without compromising the look and taste. We tasted at several bakeries but nothing really spoke to us or if it did, we weren't willing to pay the ridiculous price. Until one day we stumbled into First Cake. There was a cake in the window that looked similar to what I was looking for. We walked in the small bakery and asked if we could make an appointment to taste their cakes. I have to say, it was difficult communicating but we managed. To our surprise, we were able to taste right then and there. They asked us to select the flavors from the cakes in their display (the ones they sell to customers). We had no idea that they were going to give us the cakes (full slice of cake) in each flavor we selected to try. Of course, we couldn't finish all of them and took the rest home. =) We wanted to pay for the cakes, but they insisted that we didn't. They had several extremely yummy cakes!! But, their Princess Cake is to die for!!!! I have no idea what's in it but it is FABULOUS!!! We looked through a photo album to decide on the look of the cake. We ended up choosing the one in the window display. Round with swirl piping. I asked if we could change the piping color to a brown and he said no problem. He immediatley went to the back and brought out several different hues of brown to choose from. After selecting everything we wanted for our wedding cake we asked the defining question...the price. We only paid $3 a slice!!!!! SO IMPRESSED!! Our guests absolutely loved the cake!!! We recieved SO many compliments on how yummy the cake was! We found exactly what we were looking for. We paid a reasonable price without compromising the look or taste AND it was great knowing that we were supporting a small family - owned business in the process!

Simon is the baker and he's a very, very nice man!!
My husband and I wanted to find a realtively inexpensive cake without compromising the look and taste. We tasted at Read more...
My husband and I wanted to find a realtively inexpensive cake without compromising the look and taste. We tasted at several bakeries but nothing really spoke to us or if it did, we weren't willing to pay the ridiculous price. Until one day we stumbled into First Cake. There was a cake in the window that looked similar to what I was looking for. We walked in the small bakery and asked if we could make an appointment to taste their cakes. I have to say, it was difficult communicating but we managed. To our surprise, we were able to taste right then and there. They asked us to select the flavors from the cakes in their display (the ones they sell to customers). We had no idea that they were going to give us the cakes (full slice of cake) in each flavor we selected to try. Of course, we couldn't finish all of them and took the rest home. =) We wanted to pay for the cakes, but they insisted that we didn't. They had several extremely yummy cakes!! But, their Princess Cake is to die for!!!! I have no idea what's in it but it is FABULOUS!!! We looked through a photo album to decide on the look of the cake. We ended up choosing the one in the window display. Round with swirl piping. I asked if we could change the piping color to a brown and he said no problem. He immediatley went to the back and brought out several different hues of brown to choose from. After selecting everything we wanted for our wedding cake we asked the defining question...the price. We only paid $3 a slice!!!!! SO IMPRESSED!! Our guests absolutely loved the cake!!! We recieved SO many compliments on how yummy the cake was! We found exactly what we were looking for. We paid a reasonable price without compromising the look or taste AND it was great knowing that we were supporting a small family - owned business in the process!

Simon is the baker and he's a very, very nice man!! Read less
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