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Gerhard Michler Fine European Desserts

San Francisco , CA
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950 Illinois Street
San Francisco, CA US 94107 (map)

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415-861-5158

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Brian
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Probably the single vendor that received the most compliments from our guests at the wedding. Everyone loved the desserts... we ran out in minutes, and that's after doubling our original order amount.

Very professional throughout the process; delicious tasty treats priced very reasonably.
Probably the single vendor that received the most compliments from our guests at the wedding. Everyone loved the Read more...
Probably the single vendor that received the most compliments from our guests at the wedding. Everyone loved the desserts... we ran out in minutes, and that's after doubling our original order amount.

Very professional throughout the process; delicious tasty treats priced very reasonably. Read less
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Anastasia
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
The cake and the petit fours from Gerhard truly made our wedding. We finally found a truly professional cake vendor who had an amazing breadth of cake flavors, highest skill in sculpting the look of the cake and an added ability to purchase delicious petit fours by the dozen to supplement the cake (we went with macaroons, cream puffs and fruit tarts, all outstanding and on par with Bay Area's highest ranked bakeries). The cake wasn't too sweet, had just the right amount of buttercream (the truly delicious stuff with real butter and all-natural other ingredients), and was decorated better than the images we brought in. A week after the wedding, we are still getting constant compliments for the cake - it far exceeded anyone's expectations. I highly recommend!
The cake and the petit fours from Gerhard truly made our wedding. We finally found a truly professional cake vendor who Read more...
The cake and the petit fours from Gerhard truly made our wedding. We finally found a truly professional cake vendor who had an amazing breadth of cake flavors, highest skill in sculpting the look of the cake and an added ability to purchase delicious petit fours by the dozen to supplement the cake (we went with macaroons, cream puffs and fruit tarts, all outstanding and on par with Bay Area's highest ranked bakeries). The cake wasn't too sweet, had just the right amount of buttercream (the truly delicious stuff with real butter and all-natural other ingredients), and was decorated better than the images we brought in. A week after the wedding, we are still getting constant compliments for the cake - it far exceeded anyone's expectations. I highly recommend! Read less
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Ryan
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
You may have read my other post concerning our Photographer, Lily Rose, and noticed that I give all 5 stars. I am never sure if it is just a really positive person writing the review, or that the vendor truly earned a full 5 stars. I do not write reviews, and yet our wedding was so spectacular because of two primary vendors, our cake maker Gerhard Michler and our photographer. This is why I feel compelled to recommend them.

We had tried 4 different cake makers, and though they were all professional, each cake was the same. The buttercream was too sweet and too much was used, the cake portion was underwhelming, and the decoration couldn't make the designs like we wanted because it ended up being molded sugar, which I guess is a very complex procedure. And then we arrived at Gerhard Michler, an Austrian baker.

G.M. does cakes for the top hotels in the city, and does not actively seek retail clients. They will agree to make a cake for retail clients who contact them, so long as it fits their schedule. Trust me, if you don't just want a normal American overly-sweetened cake, if you want one with a European flair that has nuanced flavor throughout the bite almost like a fine wine, then you should at least give Gerhard Michler a try for a tasting.

Oh, the tasting! Since they make petit fours and individual cakes, their tasting is like going for a gourmet meal of only desserts. I am not a sweets person (I prefer salty and savory foods by far, followed by wine), and yet this cake makes my mouth water as I write this review. We have since relocated to Spain, and while we have wonderful European bakeries over here, we still compare them to Gerhard Michler.

Anyway, I could write all about our cake, but you have your own likes and dislikes. I will end with this: go give Gerhard Michler a try, if only to taste some fantastic desserts.

Tell Mary Michler that Ryan & Anastasia can't wait to get back to SF to come in and visit (and taste!).

Best,
Ryan
You may have read my other post concerning our Photographer, Lily Rose, and noticed that I give all 5 stars. I am never Read more...
You may have read my other post concerning our Photographer, Lily Rose, and noticed that I give all 5 stars. I am never sure if it is just a really positive person writing the review, or that the vendor truly earned a full 5 stars. I do not write reviews, and yet our wedding was so spectacular because of two primary vendors, our cake maker Gerhard Michler and our photographer. This is why I feel compelled to recommend them.

We had tried 4 different cake makers, and though they were all professional, each cake was the same. The buttercream was too sweet and too much was used, the cake portion was underwhelming, and the decoration couldn't make the designs like we wanted because it ended up being molded sugar, which I guess is a very complex procedure. And then we arrived at Gerhard Michler, an Austrian baker.

G.M. does cakes for the top hotels in the city, and does not actively seek retail clients. They will agree to make a cake for retail clients who contact them, so long as it fits their schedule. Trust me, if you don't just want a normal American overly-sweetened cake, if you want one with a European flair that has nuanced flavor throughout the bite almost like a fine wine, then you should at least give Gerhard Michler a try for a tasting.

Oh, the tasting! Since they make petit fours and individual cakes, their tasting is like going for a gourmet meal of only desserts. I am not a sweets person (I prefer salty and savory foods by far, followed by wine), and yet this cake makes my mouth water as I write this review. We have since relocated to Spain, and while we have wonderful European bakeries over here, we still compare them to Gerhard Michler.

Anyway, I could write all about our cake, but you have your own likes and dislikes. I will end with this: go give Gerhard Michler a try, if only to taste some fantastic desserts.

Tell Mary Michler that Ryan & Anastasia can't wait to get back to SF to come in and visit (and taste!).

Best,
Ryan Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/31/2013
3.9/5.0
I was a little disappointed in the wedding cake, the fondant started to melt during the reception :( Everyone loved the individual desserts we ordered...
I was a little disappointed in the wedding cake, the fondant started to melt during the reception :( Everyone loved the Read more...
I was a little disappointed in the wedding cake, the fondant started to melt during the reception :( Everyone loved the individual desserts we ordered... Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
9/30/2012
5.0/5.0
They have the most delicious cakes and desserts we have ever eaten!!! Everyone lived the dessert buffet at our wedding and we had some leftover at the end of the night to eat at home! Their prices are unbeatable and Mary is SIMPLY AMAZING! The only problem is eating too many haha
They have the most delicious cakes and desserts we have ever eaten!!! Everyone lived the dessert buffet at our wedding and Read more...
They have the most delicious cakes and desserts we have ever eaten!!! Everyone lived the dessert buffet at our wedding and we had some leftover at the end of the night to eat at home! Their prices are unbeatable and Mary is SIMPLY AMAZING! The only problem is eating too many haha Read less
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Tomoko
Wedding:
11/5/2011
4.8/5.0
If you're looking for an amazing wedding cake, don't go anywhere else. Gerhard Michler is the best in the city. Their cakes are truly works of art and a divine to eat. They are not overly sweet or heavy. Their flavors are refined and subtle. Our guests devoured it, and yours will too.

We also asked them to do our wedding favors. Mary Michler was great to work with and incredibly flexible. We went with bag of tea cookies, which a couple of our Austrian guests said tasted exactly like back in Austria. I take that as a good sign.

We'll definitely be ordering from Gerhard Michler again for future events.
If you're looking for an amazing wedding cake, don't go anywhere else. Gerhard Michler is the best in the city. Their Read more...
If you're looking for an amazing wedding cake, don't go anywhere else. Gerhard Michler is the best in the city. Their cakes are truly works of art and a divine to eat. They are not overly sweet or heavy. Their flavors are refined and subtle. Our guests devoured it, and yours will too.

We also asked them to do our wedding favors. Mary Michler was great to work with and incredibly flexible. We went with bag of tea cookies, which a couple of our Austrian guests said tasted exactly like back in Austria. I take that as a good sign.

We'll definitely be ordering from Gerhard Michler again for future events. Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
We consulted with several cake places before settling with Gerhard Michler, and are so glad we did. Their cake is delicious and very reasonably priced. Mary Michler was wonderful to work it - she was always professional and was patient with all my questions. We were pleased with the cake and the design was better than I'd expected.
We consulted with several cake places before settling with Gerhard Michler, and are so glad we did. Their cake is Read more...
We consulted with several cake places before settling with Gerhard Michler, and are so glad we did. Their cake is delicious and very reasonably priced. Mary Michler was wonderful to work it - she was always professional and was patient with all my questions. We were pleased with the cake and the design was better than I'd expected. Read less
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ayudebkplanet
Wedding:
1/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Ordering a wedding cake from Gerhard Michler Fine European desserts was one of the best things that happened in our wedding!! Mary is such a wonderful person and My husband and I really enjoyed our cake-tasting. She even packed the left over cakes to take home with us!! We enjoyed the cakes for the next two days :)

We had a small 3 tier wedding cake with swiss dots design. They have many kinds of cakes and fillings to choose from and for each tier, you can choose a different cake and filling.

We ended up getting
Top tier 5'' : White cake with Fresh strawberries & Vanilla cream
Middle tier 8'' Hazelnut cake with Tiramisu
Bottom Tier 12'' Chocolate cake with Raspberry cream

The cake was beautiful and tasty!! Many of our guests said that they enjoyed looking and eating it! Too bad,,, the staff at my reception site did not serve the way that our guests could choose.
Ordering a wedding cake from Gerhard Michler Fine European desserts was one of the best things that happened in our Read more...
Ordering a wedding cake from Gerhard Michler Fine European desserts was one of the best things that happened in our wedding!! Mary is such a wonderful person and My husband and I really enjoyed our cake-tasting. She even packed the left over cakes to take home with us!! We enjoyed the cakes for the next two days :)

We had a small 3 tier wedding cake with swiss dots design. They have many kinds of cakes and fillings to choose from and for each tier, you can choose a different cake and filling.

We ended up getting
Top tier 5'' : White cake with Fresh strawberries & Vanilla cream
Middle tier 8'' Hazelnut cake with Tiramisu
Bottom Tier 12'' Chocolate cake with Raspberry cream

The cake was beautiful and tasty!! Many of our guests said that they enjoyed looking and eating it! Too bad,,, the staff at my reception site did not serve the way that our guests could choose. Read less
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JoJo
Wedding:
9/30/2007
5.0/5.0
Absolutely delicious and stunning. I had them made a croquembouche as my wedding cake. It was a 3 ft tall tower of cream puffs. The cake definitely blew all my guests away. Not only it look stunning, the cream puffs were delicious. The were super nice to work with. One afternoon I went to met Mary, and not she gave me different puffs to taste and help decide the final look of the cake, she also gave me some other delicious cakes to take home. Because such cake is a very time consuming and very unforgiving (required gluing of 300 puffs into a tower that looks nice and last), many bakeries couldn't even do it off for me. I asked for Bouchon bakery in Yountville, and they were going to charge me MUCH more. And to be honest, I don't like their puffs as much because it was too over baked for me and sharp to eat. Gerhard Michler's were just perfect, not too sharp but not soft, creamy and looks great!
Absolutely delicious and stunning. I had them made a croquembouche as my wedding cake. It was a 3 ft tall tower of cream Read more...
Absolutely delicious and stunning. I had them made a croquembouche as my wedding cake. It was a 3 ft tall tower of cream puffs. The cake definitely blew all my guests away. Not only it look stunning, the cream puffs were delicious. The were super nice to work with. One afternoon I went to met Mary, and not she gave me different puffs to taste and help decide the final look of the cake, she also gave me some other delicious cakes to take home. Because such cake is a very time consuming and very unforgiving (required gluing of 300 puffs into a tower that looks nice and last), many bakeries couldn't even do it off for me. I asked for Bouchon bakery in Yountville, and they were going to charge me MUCH more. And to be honest, I don't like their puffs as much because it was too over baked for me and sharp to eat. Gerhard Michler's were just perfect, not too sharp but not soft, creamy and looks great! Read less
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koala
Wedding:
2/17/2007
5.0/5.0
Wow, can't say enough amazing things about this wedding cake designer. Our cake tasting alone was wonderful. Easy going place, down to earth, listened to what you wanted, and gave a lot of options continuously telling you pricing as you went along. Only prob was finding parking. This was the most inexpensive place we went and ended up being the best part of our wedding! The design replicated our ocean theme with edible starfish and shells! Many people complimented it and we had fresh raspberries and chocolate in it! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS ONE
Wow, can't say enough amazing things about this wedding cake designer. Our cake tasting alone was wonderful. Easy going Read more...
Wow, can't say enough amazing things about this wedding cake designer. Our cake tasting alone was wonderful. Easy going place, down to earth, listened to what you wanted, and gave a lot of options continuously telling you pricing as you went along. Only prob was finding parking. This was the most inexpensive place we went and ended up being the best part of our wedding! The design replicated our ocean theme with edible starfish and shells! Many people complimented it and we had fresh raspberries and chocolate in it! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS ONE Read less
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