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Gourmet Bake Shoppe

Virginia Beach , VA

LOCATION

2101 Schubert Drive
Virginia Beach, VA US 23454 (map)

PHONE

757-449-4451

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Welcome! It has been our priviledge to serve our extremely satisfied clients for over 21 years.
I would also like to state that we are under new ownership but still have the same... Read more
Welcome! It has been our priviledge to serve our extremely satisfied clients for over 21 years.
I would also like to state that we are under new ownership but still have the same great taste and look.
Gourmet Bake Shoppe, is famous for the Taste of our moist and delicious cake flavors. We use only the freshest and natural ingrediants in all of our homemade scratch recipes. Looking for a Wedding or Specialty Cake Carving? You will be very proud to present our perfectly glass smooth butter cream iced cakes to your guests. We believe in offering to you, our very special clients the personalized customer service you deserve. Never a charge for a complimentary 45 - 60 minute tasting and estimate which is based on availability. Limit includes up to 4 adults, samples offered are approximately 5-6 availiable flavors. Delivery - we offer delivery of wedding, specialty, and birthday cakes to the Greater Hampton Roads area and beyond for an additional fee. Please inquire. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING CAKE

Besides cakes, what other types of desserts do you provide?
Cookies, Cupcakes, Dessert Buffet, 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?
Gluten Free, Vegan
Do you provide customary cakes, such as Croquembouche?
No
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes
Do you offer private tastings or open house tastings?
private tastings
What are your tasting hours?
8am - 5pm
Describe how you price, such as by slice or by tier, for your cakes?
by the slice / per person
Does the price include the top tier of the cake?
anniversary tier is a gift to you from us prewrapped ready for freezing
Do you offer custom cakes, or do you work with pre-designed styles?
we offer custom cakes
What (if any) special ingredients, such as fresh fruits or farm-fresh butter, do you use in your cakes?
we use all the finest and freshest ingredients including fruit
On average, how far in advance of the event do you prepare the cake?
at least a minimum of a week
How many cakes do you schedule for a typical weekend?
8 depending on what days they are on
Will you work with the client's florist to garnish the cake?
yes
What (if any) cake accessories, such as a cake stand or cake cutter, do you rent out?
yes i have stands to choose from if they wish
Do you offer delivery? If yes, how much is your average delivery fee?
yes it depends were the reception is

REVIEWS

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Amy
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Our cake was gorgeous!!!!! And delicious!!!! Thank you so much!!!!

Mr. and Mrs. Ramon
Our cake was gorgeous!!!!! And delicious!!!! Thank you so much!!!!

Mr. and Mrs. Ramon
Our cake was gorgeous!!!!! And delicious!!!! Thank you so much!!!!

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Melinda
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Best cakes on the peninsula! Job well done. I will be using you in the future.
Best cakes on the peninsula! Job well done. I will be using you in the future.
Best cakes on the peninsula! Job well done. I will be using you in the future. Read less
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Kellie
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Melissa was great! We had so many options when tasting the cakes and all were excellent. I have tasted many wedding cakes and Melissa's were far above. They were not dry and were interesting. Our cake was lady Godiva chocolate with Kahula and almond with buttercream and fondant. We also did a grooms cake in key lime. I couldn't eat enough of them. Our decoration was amazing and she really listened to what we wanted and provided that and so much more. We had so many comments on the decoration of the cake, as well as, the sculpting of the grooms cake (shape of our bulldog). Simply amazing.
Melissa was great! We had so many options when tasting the cakes and all were excellent. I have tasted many wedding cakes Read more...
Melissa was great! We had so many options when tasting the cakes and all were excellent. I have tasted many wedding cakes and Melissa's were far above. They were not dry and were interesting. Our cake was lady Godiva chocolate with Kahula and almond with buttercream and fondant. We also did a grooms cake in key lime. I couldn't eat enough of them. Our decoration was amazing and she really listened to what we wanted and provided that and so much more. We had so many comments on the decoration of the cake, as well as, the sculpting of the grooms cake (shape of our bulldog). Simply amazing. Read less
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Evelyn
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Chef Melissa was always prompt in her responses through email. She made a cake that Was gorgeous, affordable, and delicious! I am more than pleased! Highly recommended!!
Chef Melissa was always prompt in her responses through email. She made a cake that Was gorgeous, affordable, and Read more...
Chef Melissa was always prompt in her responses through email. She made a cake that Was gorgeous, affordable, and delicious! I am more than pleased! Highly recommended!! Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
9/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake looked beautiful and tasted amazing. Chef Melissa also made a special layer for us to freeze for our anniversary. If I lived in the Virginia Beach area, I would definitely order more special occasion cakes from Gourmet Bake Shoppe.
Our wedding cake looked beautiful and tasted amazing. Chef Melissa also made a special layer for us to freeze for our Read more...
Our wedding cake looked beautiful and tasted amazing. Chef Melissa also made a special layer for us to freeze for our anniversary. If I lived in the Virginia Beach area, I would definitely order more special occasion cakes from Gourmet Bake Shoppe. Read less
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Nikki
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Melissa was great. We live about 4-5 hrs away and was able to come down one wkd about a month before the wedding and do our cake tasting. I left there wanting more cake, that's how good it was. We had our reception at the Lucky Oyster and she set up out cake and cupcakes like a true pro!! We found a picture online and it looked exactly how we wanted it to be. Super impressed!!
Melissa was great. We live about 4-5 hrs away and was able to come down one wkd about a month before the wedding and do Read more...
Melissa was great. We live about 4-5 hrs away and was able to come down one wkd about a month before the wedding and do our cake tasting. I left there wanting more cake, that's how good it was. We had our reception at the Lucky Oyster and she set up out cake and cupcakes like a true pro!! We found a picture online and it looked exactly how we wanted it to be. Super impressed!! Read less
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Lani
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Chef Melissa made a beautiful and delicious cake for my wedding! She has flavors that no other bakery has. All my wedding guests loved the cake and to this day rave how tasty it was. Chef Melissa helped me work within my budget and made the cake how I envisioned it. I would definitely recommend her services! Thank you Chef Melissa!
Chef Melissa made a beautiful and delicious cake for my wedding! She has flavors that no other bakery has. All my wedding Read more...
Chef Melissa made a beautiful and delicious cake for my wedding! She has flavors that no other bakery has. All my wedding guests loved the cake and to this day rave how tasty it was. Chef Melissa helped me work within my budget and made the cake how I envisioned it. I would definitely recommend her services! Thank you Chef Melissa! Read less
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fabiola
Wedding:
8/8/2014
5.0/5.0
the service was great and fast, we called her in last minute for desert with no hesitation she put something together for us and it was delicious. most of our guest compliment the dessert and the cake. thank you so much for a great service.
the service was great and fast, we called her in last minute for desert with no hesitation she put something together for Read more...
the service was great and fast, we called her in last minute for desert with no hesitation she put something together for us and it was delicious. most of our guest compliment the dessert and the cake. thank you so much for a great service. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Melissa was absolutely fabulous.. I gave her my vision and she "executed it to the tee"...

And for me being a gluten free customer,
the cake itself was just simply delicious, no one knew it was gluten free ( that should say enough for itself)..

Melissa is the best if the best( "hands down")!
Melissa was absolutely fabulous.. I gave her my vision and she "executed it to the tee"...

And for me being a Read more...
Melissa was absolutely fabulous.. I gave her my vision and she "executed it to the tee"...

And for me being a gluten free customer,
the cake itself was just simply delicious, no one knew it was gluten free ( that should say enough for itself)..

Melissa is the best if the best( "hands down")! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Chef Melissa was amazing in every aspect of our wedding cake. She made us a wonderful tasting, was flexible on the times, and everything tasted amazing. She delivered our cake and cupcakes and they looked better than I could have imagined. I will be employing her services again for any of my bakery needs!
Chef Melissa was amazing in every aspect of our wedding cake. She made us a wonderful tasting, was flexible on the times, Read more...
Chef Melissa was amazing in every aspect of our wedding cake. She made us a wonderful tasting, was flexible on the times, and everything tasted amazing. She delivered our cake and cupcakes and they looked better than I could have imagined. I will be employing her services again for any of my bakery needs! Read less
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AUDREY
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
ALL AROUND EXCELLENT....FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END. EXCELLENT TASTE, SERVICE, AND VALUE...
ALL AROUND EXCELLENT....FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END. EXCELLENT TASTE, SERVICE, AND VALUE...
ALL AROUND EXCELLENT....FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END. EXCELLENT TASTE, SERVICE, AND VALUE... Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Chef Melissa did a wonderful job on my wedding cake! I did a lot of research trying to find the best combination of taste, beauty and price and Melissa did it all. She was so easy to work with and had a lot of great ideas on style and keeping the price down. I had a lot of comments from guests about how beautiful and tasty the cake was!
Chef Melissa did a wonderful job on my wedding cake! I did a lot of research trying to find the best combination of taste, Read more...
Chef Melissa did a wonderful job on my wedding cake! I did a lot of research trying to find the best combination of taste, beauty and price and Melissa did it all. She was so easy to work with and had a lot of great ideas on style and keeping the price down. I had a lot of comments from guests about how beautiful and tasty the cake was! Read less
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Marisol
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
She is great. The cakes are delicious and look amazing. She is very helpful and the prices are very reasonable.
She is great. The cakes are delicious and look amazing. She is very helpful and the prices are very reasonable.
She is great. The cakes are delicious and look amazing. She is very helpful and the prices are very reasonable. Read less
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JeffEbony
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Everyone loved our cupcake calla lily inspired wedding cake. Everyone thought it was delicious and the details were fabulous. I personally didnt get a chance to taste it, but I know for a fact it was great. Melissa is awesome to work with, I will definitely keep her in mind for my next big event. Thanks again for your help. Jeff & Ebony 5-24-14
Everyone loved our cupcake calla lily inspired wedding cake. Everyone thought it was delicious and the details were Read more...
Everyone loved our cupcake calla lily inspired wedding cake. Everyone thought it was delicious and the details were fabulous. I personally didnt get a chance to taste it, but I know for a fact it was great. Melissa is awesome to work with, I will definitely keep her in mind for my next big event. Thanks again for your help. Jeff & Ebony 5-24-14 Read less
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Sara Peck
Wedding:
5/18/2014
5.0/5.0
BEST VALUE in Virginia Beach! Melissa is up-and-coming for sure...get your cake from her before she blows up! We had 100 cupcakes (50 in each flavor) and an anniversary tier (pre-frozen) for under $300. It was a steal and a half. The cake was beyond amazing. I am a cake addict and these are the best cupcakes I've ever eaten. My hubby hates chocolate and he loved her chocolate cake at the tasting. I can't recommend her highly enough. Many wedding guests asked where I got the cake so they could buy some before leaving.
BEST VALUE in Virginia Beach! Melissa is up-and-coming for sure...get your cake from her before she blows up! We had 100 Read more...
BEST VALUE in Virginia Beach! Melissa is up-and-coming for sure...get your cake from her before she blows up! We had 100 cupcakes (50 in each flavor) and an anniversary tier (pre-frozen) for under $300. It was a steal and a half. The cake was beyond amazing. I am a cake addict and these are the best cupcakes I've ever eaten. My hubby hates chocolate and he loved her chocolate cake at the tasting. I can't recommend her highly enough. Many wedding guests asked where I got the cake so they could buy some before leaving. Read less
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Clara
Wedding:
5/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Chef Melissa was awesome! I came to her with a few abstract ideas and she turned them into a beautiful wedding cake. My guests were so impressed by both the design and taste! In addition, Chef Melissa delivered our cake in plenty of time for our bright and early morning wedding. Highly recommend!
Chef Melissa was awesome! I came to her with a few abstract ideas and she turned them into a beautiful wedding cake. My Read more...
Chef Melissa was awesome! I came to her with a few abstract ideas and she turned them into a beautiful wedding cake. My guests were so impressed by both the design and taste! In addition, Chef Melissa delivered our cake in plenty of time for our bright and early morning wedding. Highly recommend! Read less
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Angie
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Melissa delivered incredible quality, punctuality and just overall was wonderful! The cake was delicious and everyone enjoyed it. I would recommend her business everytime! Looking forward to the anniversary cake in a year! :) this would not let me rate under the categories, but I rate excellent on all! Thank you!

Angie Visser-Welch
Melissa delivered incredible quality, punctuality and just overall was wonderful! The cake was delicious and everyone Read more...
Melissa delivered incredible quality, punctuality and just overall was wonderful! The cake was delicious and everyone enjoyed it. I would recommend her business everytime! Looking forward to the anniversary cake in a year! :) this would not let me rate under the categories, but I rate excellent on all! Thank you!

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Private User
Wedding:
11/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Melissa is very sweet and very dedicated to her baking! She made us feel so comfortable and excited at the tasting and her prices are so reasonable for such high quality results! She was very easy to get in touch with and had an obvious interest in making sure things were just as we wanted. Guests at the wedding enjoyed the yummy cake but the only draw back was that the cake arrived a couple hours earlier to the venue than anticipated. Luckily, it was an easy fix but it sure surprised my day-of coordinator! :) All that matters is that the cake was beautiful, delicious, and exactly as we described to her at a price that we could not have gotten anywhere else! Thank you, Melissa!
Melissa is very sweet and very dedicated to her baking! She made us feel so comfortable and excited at the tasting and her Read more...
Melissa is very sweet and very dedicated to her baking! She made us feel so comfortable and excited at the tasting and her prices are so reasonable for such high quality results! She was very easy to get in touch with and had an obvious interest in making sure things were just as we wanted. Guests at the wedding enjoyed the yummy cake but the only draw back was that the cake arrived a couple hours earlier to the venue than anticipated. Luckily, it was an easy fix but it sure surprised my day-of coordinator! :) All that matters is that the cake was beautiful, delicious, and exactly as we described to her at a price that we could not have gotten anywhere else! Thank you, Melissa! Read less
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Jay Ell
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Melissa created my beautiful wedding cake and had every detail and color to a tee. Our initial meeting was such a delight, and the flavors she provides are all delicious. She was truly a pleasure to work with.
Melissa created my beautiful wedding cake and had every detail and color to a tee. Our initial meeting was such a delight, Read more...
Melissa created my beautiful wedding cake and had every detail and color to a tee. Our initial meeting was such a delight, and the flavors she provides are all delicious. She was truly a pleasure to work with. Read less
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Patricia
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Just fabulous! And I am hard to impress. She custom made my Tiffany Box cake and it was exactly like the picture!!! In addition, we had to postpone our original date and she was so understanding and flexible. She allowed us to move our date with no charge, set up the water fountain and cake and it was a wonderful sight for our vow renewal. I would definitely use Gourmet Bake Shoppe again!
Just fabulous! And I am hard to impress. She custom made my Tiffany Box cake and it was exactly like the picture!!! In Read more...
Just fabulous! And I am hard to impress. She custom made my Tiffany Box cake and it was exactly like the picture!!! In addition, we had to postpone our original date and she was so understanding and flexible. She allowed us to move our date with no charge, set up the water fountain and cake and it was a wonderful sight for our vow renewal. I would definitely use Gourmet Bake Shoppe again! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Melissa is amazing with her designs and flavors. My husband and I do not eat sweets normally, but we could not get enough of her creations. She worked with us within our budget and created a beautiful cake!! I will be using her for future events.
Melissa is amazing with her designs and flavors. My husband and I do not eat sweets normally, but we could not get enough Read more...
Melissa is amazing with her designs and flavors. My husband and I do not eat sweets normally, but we could not get enough of her creations. She worked with us within our budget and created a beautiful cake!! I will be using her for future events. Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Chef Melissa is extremely talented and really listens to what you want. She will do everything she can to put you at ease and will provide just the right product at just the right price. She is flexible and accommodating and a real joy to work with. Her cakes are homemade with wholesome ingredients. She doesn't mind taking the extra time and doing the extra work to make her cakes truly special (toasted coconut, real keylime, etc...) She was willing to deliver our cake at the last minute when we asked and packaged everything in a professional manner. Our cake was simply stunning and tasted fresh and delicious!
Chef Melissa is extremely talented and really listens to what you want. She will do everything she can to put you at ease Read more...
Chef Melissa is extremely talented and really listens to what you want. She will do everything she can to put you at ease and will provide just the right product at just the right price. She is flexible and accommodating and a real joy to work with. Her cakes are homemade with wholesome ingredients. She doesn't mind taking the extra time and doing the extra work to make her cakes truly special (toasted coconut, real keylime, etc...) She was willing to deliver our cake at the last minute when we asked and packaged everything in a professional manner. Our cake was simply stunning and tasted fresh and delicious! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Chef Melissa is absolutely genius. Here cakes are delicious and very affordable. She worked her meetings with us into our busy schedule and it was wonderful. The cake was absolutely gorgeous and everything we dreamed of for our wedding cake! I will definitely order from her again!!! Her key lime cake is out of the world! Amazing work Chef Melissa.
Chef Melissa is absolutely genius. Here cakes are delicious and very affordable. She worked her meetings with us into our Read more...
Chef Melissa is absolutely genius. Here cakes are delicious and very affordable. She worked her meetings with us into our busy schedule and it was wonderful. The cake was absolutely gorgeous and everything we dreamed of for our wedding cake! I will definitely order from her again!!! Her key lime cake is out of the world! Amazing work Chef Melissa. Read less
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Shena
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was exactly what we wanted and so delicious guests were getting seconds (which is rarely seen at a wedding)! Taste was superb and the excellent customer service cannot be beat! Thanks Gourmet Bake Shoppe!!

The Johnsons
Our wedding cake was exactly what we wanted and so delicious guests were getting seconds (which is rarely seen at a Read more...
Our wedding cake was exactly what we wanted and so delicious guests were getting seconds (which is rarely seen at a wedding)! Taste was superb and the excellent customer service cannot be beat! Thanks Gourmet Bake Shoppe!!

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CrystalHazlett
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
We loved Melissa work, we didn't get to see the cake until the day of the wedding and the cake was beyond my expectation. Melissa, you are awesome person and we love your cakes. Keep up the fantastic work!
We loved Melissa work, we didn't get to see the cake until the day of the wedding and the cake was beyond my expectation. Read more...
We loved Melissa work, we didn't get to see the cake until the day of the wedding and the cake was beyond my expectation. Melissa, you are awesome person and we love your cakes. Keep up the fantastic work! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was so adorable. Melissa did a wonderful job sticking to our request and the cake was moist and delicious! The icing was everyone's favorite part. :)
Our wedding cake was so adorable. Melissa did a wonderful job sticking to our request and the cake was moist and Read more...
Our wedding cake was so adorable. Melissa did a wonderful job sticking to our request and the cake was moist and delicious! The icing was everyone's favorite part. :) Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Melissa is absolutely wonderful and a pleasure to work with. She is creative and pays attention to details. I even felt her get as excited as we were when coming up with the design ideas for our wedding cupcakes and top teir for the cupcake tower. She is very talented. I am not a cake person, and neither is my husband or family, and I will tell you, the flavors she whipps up are unbelievable. They make me like cake! My husband and I are now pregnant and plan on using her again for our gender reveal cake pops. Definetly amazing quality with a fantastic price. Thank you Gourmet Bake Shoppe!
Melissa is absolutely wonderful and a pleasure to work with. She is creative and pays attention to details. I even felt Read more...
Melissa is absolutely wonderful and a pleasure to work with. She is creative and pays attention to details. I even felt her get as excited as we were when coming up with the design ideas for our wedding cupcakes and top teir for the cupcake tower. She is very talented. I am not a cake person, and neither is my husband or family, and I will tell you, the flavors she whipps up are unbelievable. They make me like cake! My husband and I are now pregnant and plan on using her again for our gender reveal cake pops. Definetly amazing quality with a fantastic price. Thank you Gourmet Bake Shoppe! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Amazing service and delicious cake!!
Amazing service and delicious cake!!
Amazing service and delicious cake!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Melissa made a corgi cake for my corgi-loving husbands grooms cake and it was a hit! Even planning from a distance she helped us do taste tests and we communicated every way necessary to make the cake! It was perfect!
Melissa made a corgi cake for my corgi-loving husbands grooms cake and it was a hit! Even planning from a distance she Read more...
Melissa made a corgi cake for my corgi-loving husbands grooms cake and it was a hit! Even planning from a distance she helped us do taste tests and we communicated every way necessary to make the cake! It was perfect! Read less
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Remona
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
The cake was beautiful and delicious. Chef Melissa was professional and on time.
The cake was beautiful and delicious. Chef Melissa was professional and on time.
The cake was beautiful and delicious. Chef Melissa was professional and on time. Read less
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Terry
Wedding:
8/28/2013
5.0/5.0
my event was a beach wedding at Sandbridge. The challenge was organizing the wedding long distance from Washington DC. Chef Melissa is OUTSTANDING to work with. The designs featured on her website are as pictured - only more beautiful in person. Chef Melissa offers a variety of flavors and she even shipped samples of eight flavors and her extraordinary icing so the bride and groom could sample and choose thier favorite. The cake was light, moist and flavorful. Chef Melissa also provided the anniversary cake as her gift. Excellent service and delightful and beautiful cake.
my event was a beach wedding at Sandbridge. The challenge was organizing the wedding long distance from Washington DC. Read more...
my event was a beach wedding at Sandbridge. The challenge was organizing the wedding long distance from Washington DC. Chef Melissa is OUTSTANDING to work with. The designs featured on her website are as pictured - only more beautiful in person. Chef Melissa offers a variety of flavors and she even shipped samples of eight flavors and her extraordinary icing so the bride and groom could sample and choose thier favorite. The cake was light, moist and flavorful. Chef Melissa also provided the anniversary cake as her gift. Excellent service and delightful and beautiful cake. Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
We were so pleased to have Melissa as our cake chef! The cake she made was beyond our expectation and it tasted so delicious that we received lots of positive comments from our guests that night!
We were so pleased to have Melissa as our cake chef! The cake she made was beyond our expectation and it tasted so Read more...
We were so pleased to have Melissa as our cake chef! The cake she made was beyond our expectation and it tasted so delicious that we received lots of positive comments from our guests that night! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a wonderful experience with Chef Melissa!! And the cake was both delicious and beautiful the day of our wedding.
We had a wonderful experience with Chef Melissa!! And the cake was both delicious and beautiful the day of our wedding.
We had a wonderful experience with Chef Melissa!! And the cake was both delicious and beautiful the day of our wedding. Read less
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Carel
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Melissa was awesome! She made my wedding rehearsal, wedding, & grooms cake! They all tasted delicious and quality was great! Price was very reasonable. Would definitely recommend her!
Melissa was awesome! She made my wedding rehearsal, wedding, & grooms cake! They all tasted delicious and quality was Read more...
Melissa was awesome! She made my wedding rehearsal, wedding, & grooms cake! They all tasted delicious and quality was great! Price was very reasonable. Would definitely recommend her! Read less
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Kathryn
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
The service was great and the cake was amazing, everyone at our wedding loved it and wanted to know where we got it!
The service was great and the cake was amazing, everyone at our wedding loved it and wanted to know where we got it!
The service was great and the cake was amazing, everyone at our wedding loved it and wanted to know where we got it! Read less
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Powdergirl77
Wedding:
7/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Melissa is great at what she does- baking /creating cakes ! She is very professional , super easy to work with, friendly and enjoys her work. She is easy to communicate with and easy to get a hold of . She provides tastings of her cakes with. Appointments. Of all the cake vendors I researched and did tastings with , she was pleasing with her affordable prices, great tasting cake and great designs. All our guests have enjoyed the scrumptiousness of her cakes. We LOvED our wedding cake so much, that I ordered. A retirement. Cake for my husband 's. Retirement party. She has. Really good unique. Flavors. We've. Had the. White chocolate. Amaretto. Cherry cake- my fave and the. Lady Godiva chocolate kahlua cake and the grand. Marnier. Almond cake.
Melissa is great at what she does- baking /creating cakes ! She is very professional , super easy to work with, friendly Read more...
Melissa is great at what she does- baking /creating cakes ! She is very professional , super easy to work with, friendly and enjoys her work. She is easy to communicate with and easy to get a hold of . She provides tastings of her cakes with. Appointments. Of all the cake vendors I researched and did tastings with , she was pleasing with her affordable prices, great tasting cake and great designs. All our guests have enjoyed the scrumptiousness of her cakes. We LOvED our wedding cake so much, that I ordered. A retirement. Cake for my husband 's. Retirement party. She has. Really good unique. Flavors. We've. Had the. White chocolate. Amaretto. Cherry cake- my fave and the. Lady Godiva chocolate kahlua cake and the grand. Marnier. Almond cake. Read less
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Kiara
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
She made the planning of my wedding a breeze. Some of best cake I have tasted. So many compliments from people who attended my wedding. If I plan any other event I will for sure use her services and recommend her for anyone's event.
She made the planning of my wedding a breeze. Some of best cake I have tasted. So many compliments from people who Read more...
She made the planning of my wedding a breeze. Some of best cake I have tasted. So many compliments from people who attended my wedding. If I plan any other event I will for sure use her services and recommend her for anyone's event. Read less
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Deana
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Chef Melissa Pearson was wonderful to work with and very accommodating, which was especially helpful since I was planning my wedding from out of town. She was able to create the cake decorations exactly as I described. The cake was delicious and turned out perfectly!!
Chef Melissa Pearson was wonderful to work with and very accommodating, which was especially helpful since I was planning Read more...
Chef Melissa Pearson was wonderful to work with and very accommodating, which was especially helpful since I was planning my wedding from out of town. She was able to create the cake decorations exactly as I described. The cake was delicious and turned out perfectly!! Read less
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lois
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
melissa spent an extraordinary amount of decorating the entire table as an extension of the cake--- it was truly a work of art. I have never seen a cake as detailed as mine which was a rendering of the 4 seasons. She is hardworking, creative and a joyful person. I would recommend her wholeheartedly. Also the cake, chocolate kahlua was delicious.
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melissa spent an extraordinary amount of decorating the entire table as an extension of the cake--- it was truly a work of art. I have never seen a cake as detailed as mine which was a rendering of the 4 seasons. She is hardworking, creative and a joyful person. I would recommend her wholeheartedly. Also the cake, chocolate kahlua was delicious. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
delicious, wonderful customer service, great price, friendly
delicious, wonderful customer service, great price, friendly
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Melissa was great. I meet with her early in my wedding planning process (greater than six months). We followed regularly before the wedding, which made me feel reassured about the cake. On the wedding day, my cake was better than I could have imagined. It was gorgeous. The flowers were beautiful and the design was just as I imagined it would be but better! Even more importantly, the cake was so delicious! The raspberry tequila rose and the almond flavor was fabulous. The buttercream icing was amazing, as well. And Melissa works with your budget was the best part!
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Melissa was great. I meet with her early in my wedding planning process (greater than six months). We followed regularly before the wedding, which made me feel reassured about the cake. On the wedding day, my cake was better than I could have imagined. It was gorgeous. The flowers were beautiful and the design was just as I imagined it would be but better! Even more importantly, the cake was so delicious! The raspberry tequila rose and the almond flavor was fabulous. The buttercream icing was amazing, as well. And Melissa works with your budget was the best part! Read less
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Alice
Wedding:
6/28/2013
5.0/5.0
The cake was absolutely beautiful. It wasn't a wedding, but our "event" wasn't listed. We took pictures, posted them on Facebook and now everyone wants your number. I hope you get lots of business from it!! When flying back to Kansas, our flight was cancelled and we coerced the travel agent for some "extras" by providing her with a slice of remaining cake (which my sweetheart refused to leave behind). SHE got your number, too!! Next time we come to Va Beach, we'll be calling you for another cake... which might actually BE a wedding cake!! Thank you for the delicious, beautiful work. (And I still can't believe you remembered me from 10+ years ago!!). You don't ship, do you?? (He wanted me to ask!!)
The cake was absolutely beautiful. It wasn't a wedding, but our "event" wasn't listed. We took pictures, posted them on Read more...
The cake was absolutely beautiful. It wasn't a wedding, but our "event" wasn't listed. We took pictures, posted them on Facebook and now everyone wants your number. I hope you get lots of business from it!! When flying back to Kansas, our flight was cancelled and we coerced the travel agent for some "extras" by providing her with a slice of remaining cake (which my sweetheart refused to leave behind). SHE got your number, too!! Next time we come to Va Beach, we'll be calling you for another cake... which might actually BE a wedding cake!! Thank you for the delicious, beautiful work. (And I still can't believe you remembered me from 10+ years ago!!). You don't ship, do you?? (He wanted me to ask!!) Read less
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Thomas & Rita
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Amazing cake! Awesome to work with, definitely made the vision of my cake real! Wonderful! Thank you for being a part of our wedding!
Amazing cake! Awesome to work with, definitely made the vision of my cake real! Wonderful! Thank you for being a part of Read more...
Amazing cake! Awesome to work with, definitely made the vision of my cake real! Wonderful! Thank you for being a part of our wedding! Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
6/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Chef Melissa was a pleasure to work with. She had a variety of flavors to choose from and they were all great tasting and very moist. She provides the anniversary tier as a complimentary gift and also has military discount which made her prices very reasonable. We highly recommend her for any occasion!
Chef Melissa was a pleasure to work with. She had a variety of flavors to choose from and they were all great tasting and Read more...
Chef Melissa was a pleasure to work with. She had a variety of flavors to choose from and they were all great tasting and very moist. She provides the anniversary tier as a complimentary gift and also has military discount which made her prices very reasonable. We highly recommend her for any occasion! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Melissa did a great job matching the picture we gave her for the cake! The tasting was our favorite, of course, because she had so many wonderful flavors to choose from! We highly recommend her!!!
Melissa did a great job matching the picture we gave her for the cake! The tasting was our favorite, of course, because Read more...
Melissa did a great job matching the picture we gave her for the cake! The tasting was our favorite, of course, because she had so many wonderful flavors to choose from! We highly recommend her!!! Read less
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Audrey
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Chef Melissa is extremely gifted! She created an awesome grooms cake (which was a cake replica of the Madison Square Garden jumbotron my husband proposed to me on) and wedding cake for us. Not only were the cakes more than pleasing to the eye, they were pleasing to the mouth as well. Our guest are still asking us if we have any left for them to eat lol. She is very good at responding quickly and working with you to make sure you have the cake that you want.
Chef Melissa is extremely gifted! She created an awesome grooms cake (which was a cake replica of the Madison Square Read more...
Chef Melissa is extremely gifted! She created an awesome grooms cake (which was a cake replica of the Madison Square Garden jumbotron my husband proposed to me on) and wedding cake for us. Not only were the cakes more than pleasing to the eye, they were pleasing to the mouth as well. Our guest are still asking us if we have any left for them to eat lol. She is very good at responding quickly and working with you to make sure you have the cake that you want. Read less
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Janeen
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Chef Mellisa was great! She works out of her clean beautiful home.My Husband and I didn't get a chance to eat our cake during our wedding but Mellisa was prepared for that and made us a miniature wedding cake with decorations to enjoy in our hotel room. She will definitely take care of you on your day.
Chef Mellisa was great! She works out of her clean beautiful home.My Husband and I didn't get a chance to eat our cake Read more...
Chef Mellisa was great! She works out of her clean beautiful home.My Husband and I didn't get a chance to eat our cake during our wedding but Mellisa was prepared for that and made us a miniature wedding cake with decorations to enjoy in our hotel room. She will definitely take care of you on your day. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
I was very pleased with my cake and service from the Gourmet Bake Shoppe. After tasting cakes from five bakeries in the Virginia Beach area, this was the obvious choice based on quality--and turned out to be one of the better values as well. I received many compliments on the cake from the guests at the wedding. I appreciated that Melissa gave me the confidence to transport the cake ourselves, because this allowed me to save some money without compromising the quality of the cake I purchased. I would definitely recommend the Gourmet Bake Shoppe for your wedding.
I was very pleased with my cake and service from the Gourmet Bake Shoppe. After tasting cakes from five bakeries in the Read more...
I was very pleased with my cake and service from the Gourmet Bake Shoppe. After tasting cakes from five bakeries in the Virginia Beach area, this was the obvious choice based on quality--and turned out to be one of the better values as well. I received many compliments on the cake from the guests at the wedding. I appreciated that Melissa gave me the confidence to transport the cake ourselves, because this allowed me to save some money without compromising the quality of the cake I purchased. I would definitely recommend the Gourmet Bake Shoppe for your wedding. Read less
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Destardes
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
My cake was soo beautiful and delicious. The price was very reasonable and Chef Melissa did an awesome job with staying within my budget. She was very friendly and informative with regards to wedding ideas and places to shop for good prices. Thank You Soo Much!!!
My cake was soo beautiful and delicious. The price was very reasonable and Chef Melissa did an awesome job with staying Read more...
My cake was soo beautiful and delicious. The price was very reasonable and Chef Melissa did an awesome job with staying within my budget. She was very friendly and informative with regards to wedding ideas and places to shop for good prices. Thank You Soo Much!!! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
5/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Fantastic!!!! The cake was delicious and i still crave my wedding cake
Fantastic!!!! The cake was delicious and i still crave my wedding cake
Fantastic!!!! The cake was delicious and i still crave my wedding cake Read less
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Neresa
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
My wedding was May 11,2013 and chief Melissa is did an excellent job on my cake it was beautiful and it was what I was expecting and cannot wait to see her work on my daughter's cake for her wedding on September 21,2013
My wedding was May 11,2013 and chief Melissa is did an excellent job on my cake it was beautiful and it was what I was Read more...
My wedding was May 11,2013 and chief Melissa is did an excellent job on my cake it was beautiful and it was what I was expecting and cannot wait to see her work on my daughter's cake for her wedding on September 21,2013 Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The cake was absolutely gorgeous!!! It was delicious!!! The flavors were exactly how it tasted during our first cake tasting. We loved it! My groom does not like chocolate cake but he definitely loved her version. Melissa was great and very easy to work with. I will totally recommend her to every bride and for anyone who is looking for a cake for a special event! Will definitely order cakes from her for future events! Thank you sooo much!!!
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The cake was absolutely gorgeous!!! It was delicious!!! The flavors were exactly how it tasted during our first cake tasting. We loved it! My groom does not like chocolate cake but he definitely loved her version. Melissa was great and very easy to work with. I will totally recommend her to every bride and for anyone who is looking for a cake for a special event! Will definitely order cakes from her for future events! Thank you sooo much!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
From Diana and Andrew:
We would highly, highly recommend Gourmet Bake Shoppe! They worked with us to create an amazing almond layer cake with alternating layer designs and a gluten-free side cake! They also made an AMAZING custom Magic Card rehearsal dinner cake! We were extremely impressed with their responsiveness, enthusiasm, and friendliness. Also great value! Loved our cake and excited to eat what's in the freezer :).
From Diana and Andrew:
We would highly, highly recommend Gourmet Bake Shoppe! They worked with us to create an Read more...
From Diana and Andrew:
We would highly, highly recommend Gourmet Bake Shoppe! They worked with us to create an amazing almond layer cake with alternating layer designs and a gluten-free side cake! They also made an AMAZING custom Magic Card rehearsal dinner cake! We were extremely impressed with their responsiveness, enthusiasm, and friendliness. Also great value! Loved our cake and excited to eat what's in the freezer :). Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Excellent service. Melissa was very helpful with everything - from picking up two ice cream cakes from Cold Stone to making beautiful cake toppers out it fondant
Her cakes are delicious as well !
Excellent service. Melissa was very helpful with everything - from picking up two ice cream cakes from Cold Stone to Read more...
Excellent service. Melissa was very helpful with everything - from picking up two ice cream cakes from Cold Stone to making beautiful cake toppers out it fondant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Amazing cake. Amazing service. Melissa was so helpful. She even made me a cute cake topper out of fondant that saved me lots of $ as I did not have to buy one from somewhere else.
Cake was so delicious and exacrally what I wanted.
Amazing cake. Amazing service. Melissa was so helpful. She even made me a cute cake topper out of fondant that saved me Read more...
Amazing cake. Amazing service. Melissa was so helpful. She even made me a cute cake topper out of fondant that saved me lots of $ as I did not have to buy one from somewhere else.
Cake was so delicious and exacrally what I wanted. Read less
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Crissy
Wedding:
3/30/2013
5.0/5.0
I was throwing a small wedding shower for my best friend at my home. I had many things going on that day and Melissa at the Gourmet Bake Shoppe was outstanding. She worked with me on my ideas of how I wanted the cake and cake pops to look. I was so pleased when I saw the results when she delivered them to my home. The cake was perfect and she took the time to put the flowers on it as well as put the cake pops in the holders I had created. I had never tasted a cake pop before that day, so I was not sure what to expect. It was the most delicious thing ever! So moist! And the cake got great reviews by everyone. I could not believe how fast it went. It was also very moist. She has so many different wonderful flavors to choose from, it makes it hard to pick. Honestly, the best cake I have every tasted. The frosting was also the best I have had on a cake(I am normallly not a frosting fan). So pleased. I cannot wait for an event to order another cake or I may just order one "just because":)
I was throwing a small wedding shower for my best friend at my home. I had many things going on that day and Melissa at Read more...
I was throwing a small wedding shower for my best friend at my home. I had many things going on that day and Melissa at the Gourmet Bake Shoppe was outstanding. She worked with me on my ideas of how I wanted the cake and cake pops to look. I was so pleased when I saw the results when she delivered them to my home. The cake was perfect and she took the time to put the flowers on it as well as put the cake pops in the holders I had created. I had never tasted a cake pop before that day, so I was not sure what to expect. It was the most delicious thing ever! So moist! And the cake got great reviews by everyone. I could not believe how fast it went. It was also very moist. She has so many different wonderful flavors to choose from, it makes it hard to pick. Honestly, the best cake I have every tasted. The frosting was also the best I have had on a cake(I am normallly not a frosting fan). So pleased. I cannot wait for an event to order another cake or I may just order one "just because":) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Melissa, Our families wanted to let you know that both the Groom's cake and the Wedding cake provided by Gourmet Bake Shoppe were more beautiful and fun than we could have ever imagined. And.....by far the most moist and tastiest cakes I've eaten. Even the left overs were/are fabulous.
Melissa, Our families wanted to let you know that both the Groom's cake and the Wedding cake provided by Gourmet Bake Read more...
Melissa, Our families wanted to let you know that both the Groom's cake and the Wedding cake provided by Gourmet Bake Shoppe were more beautiful and fun than we could have ever imagined. And.....by far the most moist and tastiest cakes I've eaten. Even the left overs were/are fabulous. Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
We ordered both our Grooms Cake and Wedding Cake through Gourmet Bake Shoppe and both were fabulous!! They both tasted delicious and Melissa made them both look amazing!!
We ordered both our Grooms Cake and Wedding Cake through Gourmet Bake Shoppe and both were fabulous!! They both tasted Read more...
We ordered both our Grooms Cake and Wedding Cake through Gourmet Bake Shoppe and both were fabulous!! They both tasted delicious and Melissa made them both look amazing!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was fabulous from the Gourmet Bake Shoppe. It was a great presentation with our winter theme wedding and very moist and had a wonderful taste. At our request Chef Melissa had place cherries in it and was a total surprise to all of our guests to which the groom was over joyed.
We do recommend Chef Melissa for anyone looking for a wonderful cake for a wedding or any other event.
Our wedding cake was fabulous from the Gourmet Bake Shoppe. It was a great presentation with our winter theme wedding and Read more...
Our wedding cake was fabulous from the Gourmet Bake Shoppe. It was a great presentation with our winter theme wedding and very moist and had a wonderful taste. At our request Chef Melissa had place cherries in it and was a total surprise to all of our guests to which the groom was over joyed.
We do recommend Chef Melissa for anyone looking for a wonderful cake for a wedding or any other event. Read less
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Katrina
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Thank you for your wonderful cake decorating and customer services.
Thank you for your wonderful cake decorating and customer services.
Thank you for your wonderful cake decorating and customer services. Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Melissa made the groom's cake for my son's wedding. She was creative and easy to work with. She has great ideas!! My son is a bodybuilder and his cake was a huge success!
Melissa made the groom's cake for my son's wedding. She was creative and easy to work with. She has great ideas!! My son Read more...
Melissa made the groom's cake for my son's wedding. She was creative and easy to work with. She has great ideas!! My son is a bodybuilder and his cake was a huge success! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Gourmet Bake Shoppe did a phenomenal job with our cake! They have so many unique, delicious flavors that you won't find anywhere else. Plus, Chef worked closely with us to design our cake at a price that didn't break our budget. Great service for a great price!
Gourmet Bake Shoppe did a phenomenal job with our cake! They have so many unique, delicious flavors that you won't find Read more...
Gourmet Bake Shoppe did a phenomenal job with our cake! They have so many unique, delicious flavors that you won't find anywhere else. Plus, Chef worked closely with us to design our cake at a price that didn't break our budget. Great service for a great price! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
She was very good! Designed just what I wanted. Delivered to my event on a Labor Day Sunday afternoon without any fuss or muss. I only downgraded a part of a start because the Red Velvet cake was not as good as the tasting we had the day I ordered.
She was very good! Designed just what I wanted. Delivered to my event on a Labor Day Sunday afternoon without any fuss or Read more...
She was very good! Designed just what I wanted. Delivered to my event on a Labor Day Sunday afternoon without any fuss or muss. I only downgraded a part of a start because the Red Velvet cake was not as good as the tasting we had the day I ordered. Read less
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Jacqueline
Wedding:
12/7/2013
4.9/5.0
We ordered a tiered wedding cake to look like stacked gifts for our holiday wedding. Each tier was a different flavor, egg nog for the first layer (which tasted amazing) and a very moist red velvet for the second. Our last layer was a faux cake, which looked remarkably like the real layers (we wanted a big cake but we didn't have a very large guest list). The fondant icing was also a great texture along with the sugar fondant bow on top.

Also, Chef Melissa did an awesome job on the grooms cake, which we requested to look like a 1980's computer desktop - everyone thought it was a real computer!

We're sad the leftovers are all gone and we're looking forward to tasting our free anniversary layer (we chose Lady Godiva Chocolate). I will certainly think of Gourmet Bake Shoppe for future cake needs!
We ordered a tiered wedding cake to look like stacked gifts for our holiday wedding. Each tier was a different flavor, egg Read more...
We ordered a tiered wedding cake to look like stacked gifts for our holiday wedding. Each tier was a different flavor, egg nog for the first layer (which tasted amazing) and a very moist red velvet for the second. Our last layer was a faux cake, which looked remarkably like the real layers (we wanted a big cake but we didn't have a very large guest list). The fondant icing was also a great texture along with the sugar fondant bow on top.

Also, Chef Melissa did an awesome job on the grooms cake, which we requested to look like a 1980's computer desktop - everyone thought it was a real computer!

We're sad the leftovers are all gone and we're looking forward to tasting our free anniversary layer (we chose Lady Godiva Chocolate). I will certainly think of Gourmet Bake Shoppe for future cake needs! Read less
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Rita and Thomas
Wedding:
6/22/2013
4.9/5.0
Beautiful cake! Designed it exactly like I envisioned it! Thank you sooooo much!
Beautiful cake! Designed it exactly like I envisioned it! Thank you sooooo much!
Beautiful cake! Designed it exactly like I envisioned it! Thank you sooooo much! Read less
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Dawn
Wedding:
5/4/2013
4.9/5.0
Chef Melissa did a wonderful job on our cake and she was so easy to work with!
Chef Melissa did a wonderful job on our cake and she was so easy to work with!
Chef Melissa did a wonderful job on our cake and she was so easy to work with! Read less
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Meryl
Wedding:
12/29/2012
4.9/5.0
Melissa was FANTASTIC!! My experience in going to GBS was absolutely charming. The only thing that was hard was choosing a cake flavor as they were all incredible, each perfectly placed on tiny china dishes for tasting. One of my hopes had been to find sugar-free options, which she offered to make custom in any flavor! Our white chocolate key lime cake was excellent, never tasted of sweeteners! And it was so beautiful :) She was patient and guided my husband and I to a perfectly balanced design that we will cherish for a lifetime. As far as cakes go, Gourmet Bake Shoppe has my trust for LIFE!!
Melissa was FANTASTIC!! My experience in going to GBS was absolutely charming. The only thing that was hard was choosing a Read more...
Melissa was FANTASTIC!! My experience in going to GBS was absolutely charming. The only thing that was hard was choosing a cake flavor as they were all incredible, each perfectly placed on tiny china dishes for tasting. One of my hopes had been to find sugar-free options, which she offered to make custom in any flavor! Our white chocolate key lime cake was excellent, never tasted of sweeteners! And it was so beautiful :) She was patient and guided my husband and I to a perfectly balanced design that we will cherish for a lifetime. As far as cakes go, Gourmet Bake Shoppe has my trust for LIFE!! Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
9/28/2013
4.8/5.0
I was most happy with Gourmet Bake Shoppe cause my guests loved everything they ate. I was especially pleased with the main courses which included salmon w/dill sauce and chicken marsala. Although I didn't get to eat any of the food from cocktail hour because we were taking our wedding pictures, everyone raved about it. Melissa and her servers were very kind, thorough and professional. The closer it got to the event, I had ended up changing my mind several times about the food. Even with that, Melissa was very accommodating and understanding and was able to work with my budget. I would definitely recommend the Gourmet Bake Shoppe to anyone.
I was most happy with Gourmet Bake Shoppe cause my guests loved everything they ate. I was especially pleased with the Read more...
I was most happy with Gourmet Bake Shoppe cause my guests loved everything they ate. I was especially pleased with the main courses which included salmon w/dill sauce and chicken marsala. Although I didn't get to eat any of the food from cocktail hour because we were taking our wedding pictures, everyone raved about it. Melissa and her servers were very kind, thorough and professional. The closer it got to the event, I had ended up changing my mind several times about the food. Even with that, Melissa was very accommodating and understanding and was able to work with my budget. I would definitely recommend the Gourmet Bake Shoppe to anyone. Read less
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Aila
Wedding:
6/22/2013
4.8/5.0
We met Melissa through our planner and we ended up choosing 4 flavours because everything we tried was delicious! We brought a picture of the style we wanted for our cake and the end result was even more beautiful than the original. She wasn't fazed when we ordered 500 mini-cupcakes in addition, and she even made us our own mini replica-cake for our sweetheart table. The setup with the mirrored risers was gorgeous. Our only hiccup was that she was too busy to meet with us in person to go over final details, but then again it was June and we were eventually able to work it all out over teleconference. Thank you Gourmet Bake Shoppe!
We met Melissa through our planner and we ended up choosing 4 flavours because everything we tried was delicious! We Read more...
We met Melissa through our planner and we ended up choosing 4 flavours because everything we tried was delicious! We brought a picture of the style we wanted for our cake and the end result was even more beautiful than the original. She wasn't fazed when we ordered 500 mini-cupcakes in addition, and she even made us our own mini replica-cake for our sweetheart table. The setup with the mirrored risers was gorgeous. Our only hiccup was that she was too busy to meet with us in person to go over final details, but then again it was June and we were eventually able to work it all out over teleconference. Thank you Gourmet Bake Shoppe! Read less
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carrie
Wedding:
5/11/2013
4.8/5.0
my cake was fabulous. Everyone loved the flavors and textures. It looked too pretty to eat, and Melissa was able to make the cake exactly the way I had imagined it.
my cake was fabulous. Everyone loved the flavors and textures. It looked too pretty to eat, and Melissa was able to make Read more...
my cake was fabulous. Everyone loved the flavors and textures. It looked too pretty to eat, and Melissa was able to make the cake exactly the way I had imagined it. Read less
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Kay
Wedding:
4/27/2013
4.8/5.0
The white amaretto wild cherry cake is THE BEST!!
The white amaretto wild cherry cake is THE BEST!!
The white amaretto wild cherry cake is THE BEST!! Read less
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Alison
Wedding:
10/5/2013
4.7/5.0
Melissa was very friendly and easy to work with. She offered delicious and beautiful cakes that cost much less than other local wedding cake bakers. We tried many samples of cake flavors and compared Melissa's to other cake bakers and thought hers tasted better than most. She was able to create exactly what we hoped our cake would look like. To save us money, she even suggested instead of adding a 4th tier, to have her bake a sheet cake for the additional amount of cake needed in the flavor we desired. Included in her pricing, was a pre-packaged top-tier anniversary cake. We chose White Chocolate Key Lime for some tiers and the other was Lady Godiva Chocolate with Kahlua; both to die for, even for the people who don't eat cake often. She doesn't make her cake with fillings, but there is no need when her cake flavors are this good. The reason I only gave 3 1/2 stars for the quality of service was because she forgot our cake topper. We were going to give this to our coordinator but Melissa requested to have it in the case she needed to attach a dowel to stabilize the topper on the cake. Our cake looked absolutely gorgeous, but I have to be honest, I was disappointed when I found out she never brought our topper with the cake. We had the perfect topper and were excited to use it. When I informed Melissa that this was forgotten, she was sincerely apologetic and returned our topper along with a generous gift certificate for a cake to order. Although this is considered a negative, I would not let this deter you away from having Melissa make the perfect cake for your special event. I would only take this as advice to use gentle reminders while planning your special day so it doesn't happen. As soon as we got back from our honeymoon, we tackled our leftovers in the freezer and enjoyed the cake with friends. I highly recommend working with Melissa for your special event.
Melissa was very friendly and easy to work with. She offered delicious and beautiful cakes that cost much less than other Read more...
Melissa was very friendly and easy to work with. She offered delicious and beautiful cakes that cost much less than other local wedding cake bakers. We tried many samples of cake flavors and compared Melissa's to other cake bakers and thought hers tasted better than most. She was able to create exactly what we hoped our cake would look like. To save us money, she even suggested instead of adding a 4th tier, to have her bake a sheet cake for the additional amount of cake needed in the flavor we desired. Included in her pricing, was a pre-packaged top-tier anniversary cake. We chose White Chocolate Key Lime for some tiers and the other was Lady Godiva Chocolate with Kahlua; both to die for, even for the people who don't eat cake often. She doesn't make her cake with fillings, but there is no need when her cake flavors are this good. The reason I only gave 3 1/2 stars for the quality of service was because she forgot our cake topper. We were going to give this to our coordinator but Melissa requested to have it in the case she needed to attach a dowel to stabilize the topper on the cake. Our cake looked absolutely gorgeous, but I have to be honest, I was disappointed when I found out she never brought our topper with the cake. We had the perfect topper and were excited to use it. When I informed Melissa that this was forgotten, she was sincerely apologetic and returned our topper along with a generous gift certificate for a cake to order. Although this is considered a negative, I would not let this deter you away from having Melissa make the perfect cake for your special event. I would only take this as advice to use gentle reminders while planning your special day so it doesn't happen. As soon as we got back from our honeymoon, we tackled our leftovers in the freezer and enjoyed the cake with friends. I highly recommend working with Melissa for your special event. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
Very pleased with Chef Pearson.
Very pleased with Chef Pearson.
Very pleased with Chef Pearson. Read less
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Alexandria
Wedding:
6/22/2013
4.6/5.0
The cake was very delicious and beautiful! Chef Melissa did a fantastic job!!
The cake was very delicious and beautiful! Chef Melissa did a fantastic job!!
The cake was very delicious and beautiful! Chef Melissa did a fantastic job!! Read less
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tahtisha
Wedding:
9/14/2012
4.6/5.0
My wedding cake was very good and very pretty the design was great and I got a lot of good compliments
My wedding cake was very good and very pretty the design was great and I got a lot of good compliments
My wedding cake was very good and very pretty the design was great and I got a lot of good compliments Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
4/20/2013
4.4/5.0
All of the cakes we tasted were amazing, we had our heart set on red velvet cake going in and feel in love with her white almond w/ chabord cake. She was able to pull the random ideas out of my head and make it come true. She made a very beautiful, elegant, classic, and romantic cake that everyone continues to talk about.
All of the cakes we tasted were amazing, we had our heart set on red velvet cake going in and feel in love with her white Read more...
All of the cakes we tasted were amazing, we had our heart set on red velvet cake going in and feel in love with her white almond w/ chabord cake. She was able to pull the random ideas out of my head and make it come true. She made a very beautiful, elegant, classic, and romantic cake that everyone continues to talk about. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
9/15/2012
4.4/5.0
I loved my cake, it was very moist and the coconut rum was excellent, my family & guest enjoyed it. Hope to purchase more cakes in the future. Big Thanks to Chef Delong,
I loved my cake, it was very moist and the coconut rum was excellent, my family & guest enjoyed it. Hope to purchase more Read more...
I loved my cake, it was very moist and the coconut rum was excellent, my family & guest enjoyed it. Hope to purchase more cakes in the future. Big Thanks to Chef Delong, Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.3/5.0
The cake taste great and the price was awesome. Those two reason's I would recommend going with this company to a friend. However, I found it very frustrating when communicating after the contract agreement. Most of the time when i tried contacting the company in regards to questions I was asked "who is this again?" and would have to remind them when the wedding was and what kind of design I was going for. For giving someone business I would expect my number to be saved and for there to be a confidence in our order. It was unsettling in a stressful season!
The cake taste great and the price was awesome. Those two reason's I would recommend going with this company to a friend. Read more...
The cake taste great and the price was awesome. Those two reason's I would recommend going with this company to a friend. However, I found it very frustrating when communicating after the contract agreement. Most of the time when i tried contacting the company in regards to questions I was asked "who is this again?" and would have to remind them when the wedding was and what kind of design I was going for. For giving someone business I would expect my number to be saved and for there to be a confidence in our order. It was unsettling in a stressful season! Read less
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Gourmet Bake Shoppe responded with the following comments:

I am happy you loved the taste and look of your cake. However, when a customer calls, I require the name of the event and date to find the information quickly. Our calendar is often booked, and we have multiple events every week. We have over 80 scheduled events and when a customer calls we ask certain questions to ensure your changes or questions are done correctly. Thank you for choosing Gourmet Bake Shoppe and thank you for your review.
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FutureMrsWilson
Wedding:
6/1/2013
1.3/5.0
Upon initially meeting Chef Melissa she was polite and at our tasting the samples she brought were tasty. At that time I THOROUGHLY went over my desires for my wedding cake as far as design and flavor concept. I am a bride that knows exactly what she wants and is detailed oriented. I told Chef Melissa that I wanted a "bling" cake, with quilted design patterns and other intricate designs. At that time she told me I would need to do fondant if I wanted designs so they would hold up better than just buttercreme frosting. She quoted me a price, including all the things I asked for and I paid her my deposit immediately. Two weeks later, she contacts me and tells me I would have to pay extra for the bling ribbon despite telling me at our initial meeting that that was included in the price. Okay, so fast forward to my wedding day and enters a four tier, plain white cake with ZERO designs or patterns on it. The only thing on the cake was the bring ribbon at the bottom of the layers, it was NOTHING like we discussed. Also, to top it off, the venue informed me that Chef Melissa gave them permission to cut the TOP LAYER of my cake. Imagine my surprise when I walked out of my reception wondering why I didn't have it. Upon me contacting Chef Melissa, she was not understanding at all, offering instead to bake me and anniversary cake, but I declined after she failed to follow through on what we discussed for my wedding cake and then continued to deny thats what I asked for despite everyone at the meeting saying otherwise. Like I asked her, why would I pay for fondant for a plain cake?! I know others may have had good experiences with this bakery, but Chef Melissa definitely disappointed me with the quality of her product for the cost and lack of follow through with my wishes.
Upon initially meeting Chef Melissa she was polite and at our tasting the samples she brought were tasty. At that time I Read more...
Upon initially meeting Chef Melissa she was polite and at our tasting the samples she brought were tasty. At that time I THOROUGHLY went over my desires for my wedding cake as far as design and flavor concept. I am a bride that knows exactly what she wants and is detailed oriented. I told Chef Melissa that I wanted a "bling" cake, with quilted design patterns and other intricate designs. At that time she told me I would need to do fondant if I wanted designs so they would hold up better than just buttercreme frosting. She quoted me a price, including all the things I asked for and I paid her my deposit immediately. Two weeks later, she contacts me and tells me I would have to pay extra for the bling ribbon despite telling me at our initial meeting that that was included in the price. Okay, so fast forward to my wedding day and enters a four tier, plain white cake with ZERO designs or patterns on it. The only thing on the cake was the bring ribbon at the bottom of the layers, it was NOTHING like we discussed. Also, to top it off, the venue informed me that Chef Melissa gave them permission to cut the TOP LAYER of my cake. Imagine my surprise when I walked out of my reception wondering why I didn't have it. Upon me contacting Chef Melissa, she was not understanding at all, offering instead to bake me and anniversary cake, but I declined after she failed to follow through on what we discussed for my wedding cake and then continued to deny thats what I asked for despite everyone at the meeting saying otherwise. Like I asked her, why would I pay for fondant for a plain cake?! I know others may have had good experiences with this bakery, but Chef Melissa definitely disappointed me with the quality of her product for the cost and lack of follow through with my wishes. Read less
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