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Gwen's Wedding Cakes

Riner , VA
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LOCATION

3823 Surface Road
Riner, VA 24149 US (map)

PHONE

540-382-3135
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ABOUT US

I have a cake kitchen in my house, called home occupation. This means that it is inspected by the Dept. of Agriculture.
I have these reports in view for anyone to look at. I also,... Read more
I have a cake kitchen in my house, called home occupation. This means that it is inspected by the Dept. of Agriculture.
I have these reports in view for anyone to look at. I also, make my own icings and own cakes. The recipes are trade
secrets listed with Dept. of Ag. Direct contact by email prissygwen61@gmail.com or call 540-382-3135. Cell 540-200-9243.
Anyone wanting to come and taste Wedding Cakes needs to call and make appointment. I also have books and
pictures of previous Wedding cakes. Brides can come and design their own cake. My prices are $3.00 serving for 2 tier wedding cakes and $3.50 for 3 tier and larger wedding cakes. Top tier of wedding cakes are not counted in the servings you are charged for.
Special requests are not a problem. Wedding cake tasting, there will be a $25 charge for this service. However, if you want to make appointment to order a wedding cake, there will be no charge for this. Suggest you book early, I do turn down orders if I am booked. You may book
as far as a year in advance. $50 deposit holds your date. Non-refundable. Once your order is made and deposit paid,any changes to order, there will be a consult and change fee of $25 per occurance. No changes will be made or accepted10 days prior to your wedding date. All cakes must be paid 10 days in advance or your wedding date, you will be so busy with all the events that you will need to do this. Returned check fee will be $100. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING CAKE

Besides cakes, what other types of desserts do you provide?
Groom's Cake
What additional services do you provide?
Consultations, Pickup, Tastings
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, 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?
I offer private tastings. $25 fee will apply, does not go toward the price of the wedding cake.
What are your tasting hours?
Appointment only.
Describe how you price, such as by slice or by tier, for your cakes?
Prices are $3.00 serving for 2 tier wedding cakes and $3.50 for 3 tier and larger.
Does the price include the top tier of the cake?
yes, the top tier of a 3-tier wedding cake is free.
 the servings are in the 2nd and 3rd tier.
 for a cake that serves 100, a 8"-10"-12", the 10 and 12 tiers are the ones that your cost is figured on .
Do you offer custom cakes, or do you work with pre-designed styles?
Offering custom cakes and pre-designed or come and
 we will design your own style.
What (if any) special ingredients, such as fresh fruits or farm-fresh butter, do you use in your cakes?
Any flavor optional. Standard is white, yellow, chocolate
 special flavors that cost $10 per tier extra are, Marble, Almond, raspberry, raspberry/chocolate, strawberry, orange, cherry, red velvet, carrot, german choc. mint.
On average, how far in advance of the event do you prepare the cake?
Most of the 3 tier cakes are done 1 day ahead.
 The larger ones will be 2 days ahead.
How many cakes do you schedule for a typical weekend?
Book early, I have dates 1 year in advance scheduled.
 I will only do 1-2 per weekend.
Will you work with the client's florist to garnish the cake?
Florist will be responsible for this added feature, unless pre-arranged with Gwen
What (if any) cake accessories, such as a cake stand or cake cutter, do you rent out?
I have cake stands for the cakes to sit on, limited number.
Do you offer delivery? If yes, how much is your average delivery fee?
yes, contract delivery, starts at $50 for under 15 miles.. $75 for 16 to 30 m iles.. over 30 will be $100 plus mileage per mile over 50 counted total both ways.

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Brittany
Wedding:
11/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Gwen was great with her southern charm! Her cake was absolutely delicious and a big hit at out wedding! If you live in southwest Virginia she's the one you need to call!

From brittany and joe
Gwen was great with her southern charm! Her cake was absolutely delicious and a big hit at out wedding! If you live in Read more...
Gwen was great with her southern charm! Her cake was absolutely delicious and a big hit at out wedding! If you live in southwest Virginia she's the one you need to call!

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Kathy
Wedding:
9/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Gwen made an absolutely beautiful and delicious "anniversary" cake for my parents 60th Wedding Anniversary. My parents never had a real wedding reception, so we wanted to make the occasion of their 60th Wedding Anniversary very special for them. The cake was beautifully decorated with gorgeous yellow flowers all over it. Gwen was so easy to work with and responded very promptly to any questions I had, as we had to have all our discussions via email since I do not live in the area and would be arriving in town only a few days before the event. The process of choosing a cake, the size we chose, the decorations selected and the payment all went very smoothly. I couldn't be more pleased seeing it when I arrived to pick it up. It was even more beautiful than I had imagined.
My parents were overjoyed. Everyone loved the cake. It really made the special day that much more so for everyone.
Gwen made an absolutely beautiful and delicious "anniversary" cake for my parents 60th Wedding Anniversary. My parents Read more...
Gwen made an absolutely beautiful and delicious "anniversary" cake for my parents 60th Wedding Anniversary. My parents never had a real wedding reception, so we wanted to make the occasion of their 60th Wedding Anniversary very special for them. The cake was beautifully decorated with gorgeous yellow flowers all over it. Gwen was so easy to work with and responded very promptly to any questions I had, as we had to have all our discussions via email since I do not live in the area and would be arriving in town only a few days before the event. The process of choosing a cake, the size we chose, the decorations selected and the payment all went very smoothly. I couldn't be more pleased seeing it when I arrived to pick it up. It was even more beautiful than I had imagined.
My parents were overjoyed. Everyone loved the cake. It really made the special day that much more so for everyone. Read less
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Julianne
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
I loved our wedding cake! It was beautiful on the outside with the design, ribbon, and icing piping, and it tasted delicious. Since we were married on the fifth of July, it was only fitting that we had a red, white, and blue theme for the cake flavors - strawberry, white, and blueberry. Gwen was easy to work with, the cake tasting was delicious, and she is an experienced baker, with many years of wedding cake making under her belt. I highly recommend her.
I loved our wedding cake! It was beautiful on the outside with the design, ribbon, and icing piping, and it tasted Read more...
I loved our wedding cake! It was beautiful on the outside with the design, ribbon, and icing piping, and it tasted delicious. Since we were married on the fifth of July, it was only fitting that we had a red, white, and blue theme for the cake flavors - strawberry, white, and blueberry. Gwen was easy to work with, the cake tasting was delicious, and she is an experienced baker, with many years of wedding cake making under her belt. I highly recommend her. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Gwen was so much fun to work with! :) I had her make my wedding cake, groom's cake, and my brother's birthday cake and they were all absolutely delicious!! The wedding cake was raspberry/vanilla and the groom's cake and birthday cake were blueberry, which may seem like odd flavors, but they were absolutely delicious! She uses real fruit to flavor her cakes and at the tasting she gives you a small circular cake with about 8 different flavors for you to try. Our tasting cake had the following flavors: blueberry, raspberry, chocolate raspberry, lemon, strawberry, chocolate, vanilla, and carrot cake. It was extremely hard to pick a flavor because they were all so good! I would highly recommend Gwen as a baker for anyone's wedding that wants to have a gorgeous and delicious cake! You will not be disappointed, I promise! ;)
Gwen was so much fun to work with! :) I had her make my wedding cake, groom's cake, and my brother's birthday cake and Read more...
Gwen was so much fun to work with! :) I had her make my wedding cake, groom's cake, and my brother's birthday cake and they were all absolutely delicious!! The wedding cake was raspberry/vanilla and the groom's cake and birthday cake were blueberry, which may seem like odd flavors, but they were absolutely delicious! She uses real fruit to flavor her cakes and at the tasting she gives you a small circular cake with about 8 different flavors for you to try. Our tasting cake had the following flavors: blueberry, raspberry, chocolate raspberry, lemon, strawberry, chocolate, vanilla, and carrot cake. It was extremely hard to pick a flavor because they were all so good! I would highly recommend Gwen as a baker for anyone's wedding that wants to have a gorgeous and delicious cake! You will not be disappointed, I promise! ;) Read less
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Christie
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Gwen was great to work with and did a phenomenal job with our cake, both in design and taste. She was very easy to work with, coordinated a tasting for us, and was very helpful in recommending flavors, sizes, colors, etc. based on our discussion. She made a fantastic chocolate raspberry groom's cake with a fishing design that everyone loved at the rehearsal dinner, including the caterer! For our wedding cake, we asked her to mimic the complicated paisley design from our wedding invitation and she absolutely knocked it out of the park! We were blown away by her piping and attention to detail, and the cake truly was above and beyond anything we expected or dreamed of. Our guests (who included professional chefs and a catering manager/ wedding planner) continue to rave about how delicious the cake was, and there is heavy competition to join us when we unfreeze the cake top on our 1 year anniversary. We left 2 pieces in our fridge, and the cake still tasted incredible 2 weeks later. I honestly cannot recommend Gwen strongly enough. If you are getting married in the New River Valley, you absolutely MUST check her out!!
Gwen was great to work with and did a phenomenal job with our cake, both in design and taste. She was very easy to work Read more...
Gwen was great to work with and did a phenomenal job with our cake, both in design and taste. She was very easy to work with, coordinated a tasting for us, and was very helpful in recommending flavors, sizes, colors, etc. based on our discussion. She made a fantastic chocolate raspberry groom's cake with a fishing design that everyone loved at the rehearsal dinner, including the caterer! For our wedding cake, we asked her to mimic the complicated paisley design from our wedding invitation and she absolutely knocked it out of the park! We were blown away by her piping and attention to detail, and the cake truly was above and beyond anything we expected or dreamed of. Our guests (who included professional chefs and a catering manager/ wedding planner) continue to rave about how delicious the cake was, and there is heavy competition to join us when we unfreeze the cake top on our 1 year anniversary. We left 2 pieces in our fridge, and the cake still tasted incredible 2 weeks later. I honestly cannot recommend Gwen strongly enough. If you are getting married in the New River Valley, you absolutely MUST check her out!! Read less
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Gwen's Wedding Cakes responded with the following comments:

Your cake was a challenge.... I am so happy you loved your cake.
Thank you for the review. Gwen
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Lola
Wedding:
3/15/2014
5.0/5.0
We had a beautiful 50th Anniversary cake. It was with yellow roses on it. I let Gwen decorate it as she thought befitting the event. It was absolutely gorgeous. The couple never had a wedding cake on their wedding day. They both were deeply touched, especially the groom. Everyone asked us who made the cake. One friend from our church took a bite and said, "Gwen made this didn't she?" We laughed and said yes, even though we were in a different county than our home church, he still recognized Gwen's baking. It was delicious and the portion size was perfect. Needless to say, some of Gwen's business cards were given out that day.
We had a beautiful 50th Anniversary cake. It was with yellow roses on it. I let Gwen decorate it as she thought befitting Read more...
We had a beautiful 50th Anniversary cake. It was with yellow roses on it. I let Gwen decorate it as she thought befitting the event. It was absolutely gorgeous. The couple never had a wedding cake on their wedding day. They both were deeply touched, especially the groom. Everyone asked us who made the cake. One friend from our church took a bite and said, "Gwen made this didn't she?" We laughed and said yes, even though we were in a different county than our home church, he still recognized Gwen's baking. It was delicious and the portion size was perfect. Needless to say, some of Gwen's business cards were given out that day. Read less
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Ronnie02
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
the cake was very delicious and the icing was awesome. Gwen was great and kept us informed at all times, High recommendations for the blueberry cake!!!
the cake was very delicious and the icing was awesome. Gwen was great and kept us informed at all times, High Read more...
the cake was very delicious and the icing was awesome. Gwen was great and kept us informed at all times, High recommendations for the blueberry cake!!! Read less
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Stacy
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
The entire process was wonderful she is very accommodating, easy to contact and work with. I requested rough icing and wildflowers. I took her the flowers and let her take it from there. The design was stunning, I couldn't have imagined a more perfect cake for our wedding. It survived the 92 degree weather that day and the taste was amazing. So delicious that my husband and I couldn't resist cutting into the topper and we hope to have Gwen make us a mini-cake for our anniversary!
The entire process was wonderful she is very accommodating, easy to contact and work with. I requested rough icing and Read more...
The entire process was wonderful she is very accommodating, easy to contact and work with. I requested rough icing and wildflowers. I took her the flowers and let her take it from there. The design was stunning, I couldn't have imagined a more perfect cake for our wedding. It survived the 92 degree weather that day and the taste was amazing. So delicious that my husband and I couldn't resist cutting into the topper and we hope to have Gwen make us a mini-cake for our anniversary! Read less
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Gwen's Wedding Cakes responded with the following comments:

To future brides with dates outside in the hot weather,
I have a buttercream icing that will withstand the heat.
Lots of cakes will melt down, the cakes made here have the extra
assurance that it will not melt down. I have a process of mixing that will allow this. No worries in hot weather, only suggest silk flowers, because the real ones will wilt and die way before your cake would have a chance to melt.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Gwen's Wedding Cakes was recommended to me by a friend and I must say I am extremely pleased. The cake was beautifully decorated, even better than I had envisioned and requested. It was also delicious. My family and friends are still talking about it.
Gwen's Wedding Cakes was recommended to me by a friend and I must say I am extremely pleased. The cake was beautifully Read more...
Gwen's Wedding Cakes was recommended to me by a friend and I must say I am extremely pleased. The cake was beautifully decorated, even better than I had envisioned and requested. It was also delicious. My family and friends are still talking about it. Read less
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Sweetiepie
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
It was a very beautiful cake that was not only eye catching but very good. The fruits made it jump out at you and you could not wait to get to taste the cake. Most time the icing of cakes are way to sweet for me but this cake was very moist and very tasting.
It was a very beautiful cake that was not only eye catching but very good. The fruits made it jump out at you and you Read more...
It was a very beautiful cake that was not only eye catching but very good. The fruits made it jump out at you and you could not wait to get to taste the cake. Most time the icing of cakes are way to sweet for me but this cake was very moist and very tasting. Read less
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