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Helen Bernhard Bakery

Portland , OR

LOCATION

Portland, OR US 97232 (map)
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INFO FOR WEDDING CAKE

Besides cakes, what other types of desserts do you provide?
Cookies, Cupcakes, Groom's Cake, Pastries
What additional services do you provide?
Consultations, On-site Delivery, Tastings
Do you provide customary cakes, such as Croquembouche?
No
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes

REVIEWS

4.7
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Ingrid
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
What an amazing cake at an amazing price. We only decided last minute that we wanted a wedding cake and they were able to accommodate a last minute 3 tier, 3 flavored amazing cake that was a huge success with our guest. The cake was absolutely delicious and the price was great too. I told a friend after the wedding what we had paid for that amazing cake and she couldn't believe how reasonable it was!

Also, its worth mentioning that on your 1 year anniversary you can order a small cake for free to celebrate! Gone are the days of eating old, partly defrosted freezer box cake!!!

Lady Benton with a Carmel frosting layer and butter-cream frosting was my favorite!
What an amazing cake at an amazing price. We only decided last minute that we wanted a wedding cake and they were able to Read more...
What an amazing cake at an amazing price. We only decided last minute that we wanted a wedding cake and they were able to accommodate a last minute 3 tier, 3 flavored amazing cake that was a huge success with our guest. The cake was absolutely delicious and the price was great too. I told a friend after the wedding what we had paid for that amazing cake and she couldn't believe how reasonable it was!

Also, its worth mentioning that on your 1 year anniversary you can order a small cake for free to celebrate! Gone are the days of eating old, partly defrosted freezer box cake!!!

Lady Benton with a Carmel frosting layer and butter-cream frosting was my favorite! Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
LOVED this cake. Meeting with baker was amazing, as was the price. For 100 people we saved almost double going with these great folks. We chose white chocolate cake with a white chocolate cream frosting. It was amazing. Even the leftovers were great. I would go back again.
LOVED this cake. Meeting with baker was amazing, as was the price. For 100 people we saved almost double going with these Read more...
LOVED this cake. Meeting with baker was amazing, as was the price. For 100 people we saved almost double going with these great folks. We chose white chocolate cake with a white chocolate cream frosting. It was amazing. Even the leftovers were great. I would go back again. Read less
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Helen Bernhard Bakery responded with the following comments:

Thanks for a nice review. Hope you enjoy your 1 year anniversary cake.
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Natalie
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was amazing! Even three days later the cake was moist and delicious. We didn't have to worry about freezing the top because they give you a free 9-inch cake on your first anniversary The price is reasonable especially compared to other bakeries in the area.
Our wedding cake was amazing! Even three days later the cake was moist and delicious. We didn't have to worry about Read more...
Our wedding cake was amazing! Even three days later the cake was moist and delicious. We didn't have to worry about freezing the top because they give you a free 9-inch cake on your first anniversary The price is reasonable especially compared to other bakeries in the area. Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
9/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Helen Bernhard bakery did an excellent job with our wedding cake! They delivered the cake right on time and did an excellent job with the decoration. Unfortunately we only got to taste the little piece that we cut for our cake cutting portion of the wedding but we got plenty of guests commenting on how delicious it was. The cake was gone in no time. We can't wait for our anniversary cake as I am sure it will be just as delicious as it was on our wedding day. Thanks again!
Helen Bernhard bakery did an excellent job with our wedding cake! They delivered the cake right on time and did an Read more...
Helen Bernhard bakery did an excellent job with our wedding cake! They delivered the cake right on time and did an excellent job with the decoration. Unfortunately we only got to taste the little piece that we cut for our cake cutting portion of the wedding but we got plenty of guests commenting on how delicious it was. The cake was gone in no time. We can't wait for our anniversary cake as I am sure it will be just as delicious as it was on our wedding day. Thanks again! Read less
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Alana
Wedding:
9/7/2013
4.3/5.0
This bakery did my grooms cake. It was a cake of Yoda, and they did a good job, but when I picked it up, it fell apart. The bakery went above and beyond to try and fix this situation but the fixed cake didn't really look like the first one. I did greatly appreciate their efforts though.
The cake itself tasted wonderful.
This bakery did my grooms cake. It was a cake of Yoda, and they did a good job, but when I picked it up, it fell apart. Read more...
This bakery did my grooms cake. It was a cake of Yoda, and they did a good job, but when I picked it up, it fell apart. The bakery went above and beyond to try and fix this situation but the fixed cake didn't really look like the first one. I did greatly appreciate their efforts though.
The cake itself tasted wonderful. Read less
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Angeline
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
They were fantastic all around!
They were fantastic all around!
They were fantastic all around! Read less
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Aubrey
Wedding:
8/31/2013
4.3/5.0
My sister had ordered a wedding care from Helen Bernhard Bakery last minute for my wedding. My fiance and I didn't want one but my family insisted on having one and I'm glad they did. The cake turned out beautifully and tasted even better than it looked. Helen Bernhard and team were very accommodating and flexible. I think we placed the order a month or less before the wedding and I was sure it would be turned down. But they were very helpful and very patient as we went through the tastings and designs. The cake was four-tiered with flowers and ribbons and it looked amazing. Highly recommend this bakery.

My family also orders from them for birthdays!
My sister had ordered a wedding care from Helen Bernhard Bakery last minute for my wedding. My fiance and I didn't want Read more...
My sister had ordered a wedding care from Helen Bernhard Bakery last minute for my wedding. My fiance and I didn't want one but my family insisted on having one and I'm glad they did. The cake turned out beautifully and tasted even better than it looked. Helen Bernhard and team were very accommodating and flexible. I think we placed the order a month or less before the wedding and I was sure it would be turned down. But they were very helpful and very patient as we went through the tastings and designs. The cake was four-tiered with flowers and ribbons and it looked amazing. Highly recommend this bakery.

My family also orders from them for birthdays! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
Our cake was one of my favorite parts of the wedding. It was a gorgeous pink polka dot three layered cake with each layer a different cake and filling. I only got to taste one layer, and most of that I had to share with my new husband but it was delicious nonetheless. I look forward to my complimentary first anniversary cake!
Our cake was one of my favorite parts of the wedding. It was a gorgeous pink polka dot three layered cake with each layer Read more...
Our cake was one of my favorite parts of the wedding. It was a gorgeous pink polka dot three layered cake with each layer a different cake and filling. I only got to taste one layer, and most of that I had to share with my new husband but it was delicious nonetheless. I look forward to my complimentary first anniversary cake! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
Amazing cake!!! Several guests asked about it! They also provided great customer service! :]
We were very satisfied, expect they don't add anything to cakes which kinda sucks, (no flowers, cake topper, ect..)
Amazing cake!!! Several guests asked about it! They also provided great customer service! :]
We were very satisfied, Read more...
Amazing cake!!! Several guests asked about it! They also provided great customer service! :]
We were very satisfied, expect they don't add anything to cakes which kinda sucks, (no flowers, cake topper, ect..) Read less
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Helen Bernhard Bakery responded with the following comments:

Thanks for the stars. Hope your event was great. Don't forget the 1 year anniversary cake. Sorry we don't do the flowers or place the topper. Typically the florist does that and they are truely experts.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We ordered a cake for our July wedding and had a great experience here. Granted our cake was VERY simple (just frosted, and we had a florist add fresh flowers), we had a wonderful time tasting at the bakery and the staff were always helpful and personable. The cake was delivered without a hitch and looked exactly as we requested. Sadly it was eaten so quickly by our guests we only got our one first bit-- but are looking forward to our anniversary cake next year. Thanks Helen Bernhard!
We ordered a cake for our July wedding and had a great experience here. Granted our cake was VERY simple (just frosted, Read more...
We ordered a cake for our July wedding and had a great experience here. Granted our cake was VERY simple (just frosted, and we had a florist add fresh flowers), we had a wonderful time tasting at the bakery and the staff were always helpful and personable. The cake was delivered without a hitch and looked exactly as we requested. Sadly it was eaten so quickly by our guests we only got our one first bit-- but are looking forward to our anniversary cake next year. Thanks Helen Bernhard! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
delicious cake and very friendly staff. our tasting event was quite delightful when nice old ladies offered over 12+ samples to our family.

they were on time and all decorations were magnificent!
delicious cake and very friendly staff. our tasting event was quite delightful when nice old ladies offered over 12+ Read more...
delicious cake and very friendly staff. our tasting event was quite delightful when nice old ladies offered over 12+ samples to our family.

they were on time and all decorations were magnificent! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Everything about this place was lovely and perfect! The cost was low compared to some places I went to, the designs were simpler and more traditional so if that is what you are going for this is the perfect place. If you want something more customized and unique they could probably do that too! Our cake was just what we wanted, it tasted fantastic! The frosting was wonderful and the cake was so light. They delivered fast and even changed the delivery time at the last minute when we had a conflict. Everyone at Helen Bernhard was so nice and professional.
Everything about this place was lovely and perfect! The cost was low compared to some places I went to, the designs were Read more...
Everything about this place was lovely and perfect! The cost was low compared to some places I went to, the designs were simpler and more traditional so if that is what you are going for this is the perfect place. If you want something more customized and unique they could probably do that too! Our cake was just what we wanted, it tasted fantastic! The frosting was wonderful and the cake was so light. They delivered fast and even changed the delivery time at the last minute when we had a conflict. Everyone at Helen Bernhard was so nice and professional. Read less
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Helen Bernhard Bakery responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much. We are so glad to be a small part of your day. Don't forget about your 1 year anniversery cake.
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courtney
Wedding:
8/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Cake was so good and designed just how I wanted :)
Cake was so good and designed just how I wanted :)
Cake was so good and designed just how I wanted :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.3/5.0
The cake tastes amazing! The only issues with them were that they didn't seem organized and we had to go in twice to explain our cake. It really wasn't that complicated but seemed to cause them confusion..
The cake tastes amazing! The only issues with them were that they didn't seem organized and we had to go in twice to Read more...
The cake tastes amazing! The only issues with them were that they didn't seem organized and we had to go in twice to explain our cake. It really wasn't that complicated but seemed to cause them confusion.. Read less
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Joan
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
They were very easy to work with. They created a beautiful cake with artistry. I had a river/waterfall on my three layer cake. The cake itself was moist and very good. The guests raved about it. Especially the layer of banana with cream cheese filling!
They were very easy to work with. They created a beautiful cake with artistry. I had a river/waterfall on my three layer Read more...
They were very easy to work with. They created a beautiful cake with artistry. I had a river/waterfall on my three layer cake. The cake itself was moist and very good. The guests raved about it. Especially the layer of banana with cream cheese filling! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
7/28/2012
3.9/5.0
The cake was amazing!! It melted in our mouths it was beautiful and just what I asked for! I did have a lil concern with the delivery driver refusing to take my cake to the frig when my wedding was out doors and 80 degrees out! We ended up having to move it to the frig by ourselves! Other then that was prefect!!
The cake was amazing!! It melted in our mouths it was beautiful and just what I asked for! I did have a lil concern with Read more...
The cake was amazing!! It melted in our mouths it was beautiful and just what I asked for! I did have a lil concern with the delivery driver refusing to take my cake to the frig when my wedding was out doors and 80 degrees out! We ended up having to move it to the frig by ourselves! Other then that was prefect!! Read less
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Helen Bernhard Bakery responded with the following comments:

We are sorry for the confusion with the delivery. We no longer have that driver as an employee and thanks to your comment we will train better. I hope you enjoyed your cake and don't forget to order your anniversry cake.
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Joan
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
We wanted a river with river rocks on our cake since we were getting married at the river. They did a marvelous job in decorating our three layers with their creativity. We picked banana with cream cheese, white with raspberry and chocolate with chocolate. I think we had two pieces left at the end of the day. Perfect! The price was very reasonable and they were great to work with.
We wanted a river with river rocks on our cake since we were getting married at the river. They did a marvelous job in Read more...
We wanted a river with river rocks on our cake since we were getting married at the river. They did a marvelous job in decorating our three layers with their creativity. We picked banana with cream cheese, white with raspberry and chocolate with chocolate. I think we had two pieces left at the end of the day. Perfect! The price was very reasonable and they were great to work with. Read less
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Alisha
Wedding:
7/21/2012
4.5/5.0
The cake we ordered from Helen Bernhard was amazing! Working with them at the tasting was great. We were able to pick out exactly what we wanted and our cake looked just like the picture I gave them.

The only issue we had with them was from the delivery driver. He called the day of and was given directions, after already giving them address and directions. Once he made it he proceeded to yell at one of my bridesmaids accusing her of getting him lost.

We will definitely be ordering from them in the future, however we will probably just pick it up.
The cake we ordered from Helen Bernhard was amazing! Working with them at the tasting was great. We were able to pick out Read more...
The cake we ordered from Helen Bernhard was amazing! Working with them at the tasting was great. We were able to pick out exactly what we wanted and our cake looked just like the picture I gave them.

The only issue we had with them was from the delivery driver. He called the day of and was given directions, after already giving them address and directions. Once he made it he proceeded to yell at one of my bridesmaids accusing her of getting him lost.

We will definitely be ordering from them in the future, however we will probably just pick it up. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
6/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Shop around for cake, it’s the most fun part, but then come to Helen Bernhard bakery. I wanted cake that was delicious and affordable, and I got it. They did two tastings for us and provided every combination of cake and frosting we could think of, until we settled on three that we wanted for our wedding. They have so many different cake, filling, and frosting choices you can make endless variations. The cake was beautiful and delicious on the wedding day, and they provide you a matching anniversary cake in a year so you don’t have to save the top tier. This was one of the most affordable bakeries I found, without sacrificing any quality. Our cake came out to about $3 per person, and they let you combine tiers with sheet cake if you want for even greater savings. We can’t wait to get our cake top next June and relive all the good times!
Shop around for cake, it’s the most fun part, but then come to Helen Bernhard bakery. I wanted cake that was delicious and Read more...
Shop around for cake, it’s the most fun part, but then come to Helen Bernhard bakery. I wanted cake that was delicious and affordable, and I got it. They did two tastings for us and provided every combination of cake and frosting we could think of, until we settled on three that we wanted for our wedding. They have so many different cake, filling, and frosting choices you can make endless variations. The cake was beautiful and delicious on the wedding day, and they provide you a matching anniversary cake in a year so you don’t have to save the top tier. This was one of the most affordable bakeries I found, without sacrificing any quality. Our cake came out to about $3 per person, and they let you combine tiers with sheet cake if you want for even greater savings. We can’t wait to get our cake top next June and relive all the good times! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.4/5.0
Good tasting cake that looked great. My only complaint is that you can't do more online and through email with them.
Good tasting cake that looked great. My only complaint is that you can't do more online and through email with them.
Good tasting cake that looked great. My only complaint is that you can't do more online and through email with them. Read less
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Helen Bernhard Bakery responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the many stars. We hope your day was wonderful and thank you for letting us be a small part of it. I understand the request for email communication. We are working towards using that more but with a day that cannot be repeated we like to communciate in person as much as possible to avoid any miscommuncations. Thank you
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Nazia
Wedding:
8/28/2011
4.0/5.0
The cake tasted good but the design was not exactly what i was looking for!
The cake tasted good but the design was not exactly what i was looking for!
The cake tasted good but the design was not exactly what i was looking for! Read less
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Breanna
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Our cake looked beautiful and exactly how we wanted it to look! We had a lot of fun going in and sampling cake and designing the cake with them. They are very meticulous in the way the take your order and obviously it worked out perfectly for us! We cannot wait to get our free cake on our 1st anniversary!
Our cake looked beautiful and exactly how we wanted it to look! We had a lot of fun going in and sampling cake and Read more...
Our cake looked beautiful and exactly how we wanted it to look! We had a lot of fun going in and sampling cake and designing the cake with them. They are very meticulous in the way the take your order and obviously it worked out perfectly for us! We cannot wait to get our free cake on our 1st anniversary! Read less
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Helen Bernhard Bakery responded with the following comments:

Thanks for your nice review. Hope the whole day was everything you wanted and more. Hope to see you sooner than in one year. Looking forward to seeing you next August as well.
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Evon
Wedding:
8/14/2011
4.6/5.0
Cake was good..the design wasn't exactly what I had imagined after sending pictures of what I was liking for, but still a beautiful cake
Cake was good..the design wasn't exactly what I had imagined after sending pictures of what I was liking for, but still a Read more...
Cake was good..the design wasn't exactly what I had imagined after sending pictures of what I was liking for, but still a beautiful cake Read less
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AbbyA1031
Wedding:
7/3/2011
5.0/5.0
We chose this bakery because they were the best price for the best cake, there was no comparison. They will even be making us a small 1 year anniversary cake too. Their service was greatly appreciated when the consultant for the bakery took it upon herself to deliver our cake on our wedding day because they weren't running deliveries that far out of the city at the time of year our wedding was.
We chose this bakery because they were the best price for the best cake, there was no comparison. They will even be making Read more...
We chose this bakery because they were the best price for the best cake, there was no comparison. They will even be making us a small 1 year anniversary cake too. Their service was greatly appreciated when the consultant for the bakery took it upon herself to deliver our cake on our wedding day because they weren't running deliveries that far out of the city at the time of year our wedding was. Read less
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scout
Wedding:
7/2/2011
4.8/5.0
The wedding cake that Helen Bernhard Bakery made for us was absolutely delicious and beautiful! Our guests raved about the White Chocolate cake and we can't wait for our one year anniversary to try our cake again! They were also very reasonably priced--one of the best that I found around town.
The wedding cake that Helen Bernhard Bakery made for us was absolutely delicious and beautiful! Our guests raved about the Read more...
The wedding cake that Helen Bernhard Bakery made for us was absolutely delicious and beautiful! Our guests raved about the White Chocolate cake and we can't wait for our one year anniversary to try our cake again! They were also very reasonably priced--one of the best that I found around town. Read less
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Todd
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Our cake was absolute perfection...beautifully executed, on time and no flaws. We probably could have enjoyed a bit more filling between the layers but other than that, wonderful!
Our cake was absolute perfection...beautifully executed, on time and no flaws. We probably could have enjoyed a bit more Read more...
Our cake was absolute perfection...beautifully executed, on time and no flaws. We probably could have enjoyed a bit more filling between the layers but other than that, wonderful! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
9/25/2010
4.6/5.0
Our wedding cake turned out just as we envisioned - absolutely cute as a button (and tasted incredible). The only thing that made me nervous was their 2-hour window for a deliver time which could cause issues if your venue has tight times but luckily ours was flexible and it all turned out just fine.
Our wedding cake turned out just as we envisioned - absolutely cute as a button (and tasted incredible). The only thing Read more...
Our wedding cake turned out just as we envisioned - absolutely cute as a button (and tasted incredible). The only thing that made me nervous was their 2-hour window for a deliver time which could cause issues if your venue has tight times but luckily ours was flexible and it all turned out just fine. Read less
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MrsB
Wedding:
8/20/2010
4.5/5.0
We tried many cakes and went with Helen Bernhard bakery for the quality cake they provided at good value. Our cake was exactly as ordered and delivered on time. They matched our color for the decoration. We had very simple decoration, enhanced by fresh flowers from our florist.
While my husband and I didn't get to eat a piece of cake until the next day, our guests enjoyed the different cake flavors, and even non-frosting lovers liked the buttercream frosting.
We tried many cakes and went with Helen Bernhard bakery for the quality cake they provided at good value. Our cake was Read more...
We tried many cakes and went with Helen Bernhard bakery for the quality cake they provided at good value. Our cake was exactly as ordered and delivered on time. They matched our color for the decoration. We had very simple decoration, enhanced by fresh flowers from our florist.
While my husband and I didn't get to eat a piece of cake until the next day, our guests enjoyed the different cake flavors, and even non-frosting lovers liked the buttercream frosting. Read less
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Krisha
Wedding:
7/17/2010
4.8/5.0
My cake was exactly what I pictured. It was so beautiful and very delicious!!! The only this is I had an outdoor wedding on an 80 degree day and really did want my cake delivered earlier that 3pm and they delivered it about 2pm. But I would still highly recommend Helen Bernhard!!!!
My cake was exactly what I pictured. It was so beautiful and very delicious!!! The only this is I had an outdoor wedding Read more...
My cake was exactly what I pictured. It was so beautiful and very delicious!!! The only this is I had an outdoor wedding on an 80 degree day and really did want my cake delivered earlier that 3pm and they delivered it about 2pm. But I would still highly recommend Helen Bernhard!!!! Read less
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nwhalen
Wedding:
6/26/2010
4.6/5.0
I really like Helen Bernhard's. They did a beautiful job on our wedding cake. They were friendly and attentive when we came in for cake tasting and made sure that we had what we wanted. There was some confusion over the decorating which caused us to have to pay an addition $100 after the initial order. This was a little aggravating, but since we'd requested a more elaborate decoration, I guess it made sense. Their delivery was punctual, the cake was beautiful and more importantly, delicious. I think they are worth it for the cost, and definitely better than some other higher-end bakeries I've dealt with in Portland.
I really like Helen Bernhard's. They did a beautiful job on our wedding cake. They were friendly and attentive when we Read more...
I really like Helen Bernhard's. They did a beautiful job on our wedding cake. They were friendly and attentive when we came in for cake tasting and made sure that we had what we wanted. There was some confusion over the decorating which caused us to have to pay an addition $100 after the initial order. This was a little aggravating, but since we'd requested a more elaborate decoration, I guess it made sense. Their delivery was punctual, the cake was beautiful and more importantly, delicious. I think they are worth it for the cost, and definitely better than some other higher-end bakeries I've dealt with in Portland. Read less
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Cloud Nine Bridal
Wedding:
6/26/2010
4.5/5.0
We went to Helen's because a few of our friends had gotten their wedding cakes there and we had tasted them and were great. the cake tasting went really well and they were willing to let us try what over we wanted. We brought in a picture of what we wanted with some notes on changes and they had no problem executing what we wanted. We had satin ribbon around the bottom of the tiers and were very helpful to ensure that we brought a sample in to test against the icing and make sure the shade of color it slightly turned would work. it did. One thing that a little disappointing was that they would not decorate the cake with real flowers like we wanted. Fortunately, the venue's coordinator was also a florist and was gracious enough to decorate the cake as we wanted. When we arrived at our venue, the cake was already delivered and look amazing. Thankfully our summer reception was inside and air conditioned. We chose Chocolate with chocolate french cream and white chocolate with strawberry filling (my fav) and having the different flavors were fantasic and all the guests commented on how yummy the cake was and that the icing was not too sweet. The price was less expensive than others. Our cake was what we wanted and we were very happy with Helen Bernhard's.
We went to Helen's because a few of our friends had gotten their wedding cakes there and we had tasted them and were Read more...
We went to Helen's because a few of our friends had gotten their wedding cakes there and we had tasted them and were great. the cake tasting went really well and they were willing to let us try what over we wanted. We brought in a picture of what we wanted with some notes on changes and they had no problem executing what we wanted. We had satin ribbon around the bottom of the tiers and were very helpful to ensure that we brought a sample in to test against the icing and make sure the shade of color it slightly turned would work. it did. One thing that a little disappointing was that they would not decorate the cake with real flowers like we wanted. Fortunately, the venue's coordinator was also a florist and was gracious enough to decorate the cake as we wanted. When we arrived at our venue, the cake was already delivered and look amazing. Thankfully our summer reception was inside and air conditioned. We chose Chocolate with chocolate french cream and white chocolate with strawberry filling (my fav) and having the different flavors were fantasic and all the guests commented on how yummy the cake was and that the icing was not too sweet. The price was less expensive than others. Our cake was what we wanted and we were very happy with Helen Bernhard's. Read less
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JewlzandWill
Wedding:
6/6/2010
4.3/5.0
I loved this bakery! The cake was amazing and i had one less big worry with going to Helen Bernhards. They delievered my cake right on time and it was perfect!
I loved this bakery! The cake was amazing and i had one less big worry with going to Helen Bernhards. They delievered my Read more...
I loved this bakery! The cake was amazing and i had one less big worry with going to Helen Bernhards. They delievered my cake right on time and it was perfect! Read less
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Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
The chocolate and raspberry filling were delicious. I also had an intersting shade of green that they were able to match perfectly!!!
The chocolate and raspberry filling were delicious. I also had an intersting shade of green that they were able to match Read more...
The chocolate and raspberry filling were delicious. I also had an intersting shade of green that they were able to match perfectly!!! Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
1/23/2010
5.0/5.0
My family has been going to Helen Bernhard's Bakery since way before I was born--so choosing a bakery was an easy choice. That being said--the cake was AMAZING! It looked beautiful and tasted even better. I will say that the cake tasting was good but didn't blow me away; however, the actual wedding cake tasted fantastic (and I'm not even a huge dessert person). It's such a great place-everyone was friendly and helpful (without being pushy). All of our guest commented on how delicious the cake was (and beautiful).
My family has been going to Helen Bernhard's Bakery since way before I was born--so choosing a bakery was an easy choice. Read more...
My family has been going to Helen Bernhard's Bakery since way before I was born--so choosing a bakery was an easy choice. That being said--the cake was AMAZING! It looked beautiful and tasted even better. I will say that the cake tasting was good but didn't blow me away; however, the actual wedding cake tasted fantastic (and I'm not even a huge dessert person). It's such a great place-everyone was friendly and helpful (without being pushy). All of our guest commented on how delicious the cake was (and beautiful). Read less
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Ashleigh
Wedding:
6/19/2009
4.6/5.0
Our cake was great! while we only got to eat our bite we feed each other at the reception, that bite was amazing! My parents had used them for their wedding and when we went to order our cake we could see why. They had huge books filled with ideas, and they were very helpful with mixing and matching ideas from different cakes to help make out unique and beautiful.
Our cake was great! while we only got to eat our bite we feed each other at the reception, that bite was amazing! My Read more...
Our cake was great! while we only got to eat our bite we feed each other at the reception, that bite was amazing! My parents had used them for their wedding and when we went to order our cake we could see why. They had huge books filled with ideas, and they were very helpful with mixing and matching ideas from different cakes to help make out unique and beautiful. Read less
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Portlandbride
Wedding:
9/7/2008
4.3/5.0
Cake was at the reception before I even got to the ballroom and looked perfect!
Cake was at the reception before I even got to the ballroom and looked perfect!
Cake was at the reception before I even got to the ballroom and looked perfect! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
8/30/2008
4.8/5.0
Yum. Best cake, by far. Not only that, they were my Great-Aunt's favorite way back when she got married (in the 1940s or something)! The cake was lovely, the service was good (only one of the ladies on the phone was a bit grumpy, that is why I didn't give them top stars in Quality of Service) and after I ordered the cake and set up the drop-off date and time, that was the last I had to worry about it! Checking things off the list is a bride's favorite activity. They were great and the cake was yummy. Good pick!
Yum. Best cake, by far. Not only that, they were my Great-Aunt's favorite way back when she got married (in the 1940s or Read more...
Yum. Best cake, by far. Not only that, they were my Great-Aunt's favorite way back when she got married (in the 1940s or something)! The cake was lovely, the service was good (only one of the ladies on the phone was a bit grumpy, that is why I didn't give them top stars in Quality of Service) and after I ordered the cake and set up the drop-off date and time, that was the last I had to worry about it! Checking things off the list is a bride's favorite activity. They were great and the cake was yummy. Good pick! Read less
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rednnerdy
Wedding:
8/23/2008
4.6/5.0
Great cake! Can pretty much do anything you want! Any shape, color, size, you name it!
Great cake! Can pretty much do anything you want! Any shape, color, size, you name it!
Great cake! Can pretty much do anything you want! Any shape, color, size, you name it! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/10/2008
5.0/5.0
They have books and books full of beautiful cake designs, all with customizable options. Go in to the bakery for a taste test, you won't regret it. They make everything from scratch with fresh ingredients and you can REALLY TELL! I don't like cake, but I LOVED their cake. They will also make you a miniature version of your wedding cake for your 1-year anniversary for 10% of the cost of your wedding cake. I can't wait! I wish I had gotten a chance to eat more than one piece of the cake at the reception, it was amazing-melt in your mouth velvety goodness. And the prices: so reasonable and very straightforward!
They have books and books full of beautiful cake designs, all with customizable options. Go in to the bakery for a taste Read more...
They have books and books full of beautiful cake designs, all with customizable options. Go in to the bakery for a taste test, you won't regret it. They make everything from scratch with fresh ingredients and you can REALLY TELL! I don't like cake, but I LOVED their cake. They will also make you a miniature version of your wedding cake for your 1-year anniversary for 10% of the cost of your wedding cake. I can't wait! I wish I had gotten a chance to eat more than one piece of the cake at the reception, it was amazing-melt in your mouth velvety goodness. And the prices: so reasonable and very straightforward! Read less
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lisac
Wedding:
4/20/2008
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were very pleased with our wedding cake from Helen Bernhard's. We ordered the pink champagne with strawberry filling and it tasted wonderful -- we received lots of good reviews. Best of all, their dainty and intricate design matched our wedding perfectly. We topped our ivory wedding cake with a lovely Belleek topper also in ivory. Then, for a pop of color, we had our florist finish it off with flowers in our wedding colors. For our first anniversary, we even received a coupon for a reduced price on an exact duplicate of the top layer of our wedding cake (we still ate the original which was frozen, but a nice fresh cake was wonderful to have). We would highly recommend them.
My husband and I were very pleased with our wedding cake from Helen Bernhard's. We ordered the pink champagne with Read more...
My husband and I were very pleased with our wedding cake from Helen Bernhard's. We ordered the pink champagne with strawberry filling and it tasted wonderful -- we received lots of good reviews. Best of all, their dainty and intricate design matched our wedding perfectly. We topped our ivory wedding cake with a lovely Belleek topper also in ivory. Then, for a pop of color, we had our florist finish it off with flowers in our wedding colors. For our first anniversary, we even received a coupon for a reduced price on an exact duplicate of the top layer of our wedding cake (we still ate the original which was frozen, but a nice fresh cake was wonderful to have). We would highly recommend them. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
7/28/2007
3.1/5.0
Although the cake tasting went very well and all the flavors are amazing!!! The cake wasn't what we had ordered. It looked right on the outside, but when we cut into it all the filling flavors were the same and they were supposed to be 4 different flavors... a little disappointing.
Although the cake tasting went very well and all the flavors are amazing!!! The cake wasn't what we had ordered. It looked Read more...
Although the cake tasting went very well and all the flavors are amazing!!! The cake wasn't what we had ordered. It looked right on the outside, but when we cut into it all the filling flavors were the same and they were supposed to be 4 different flavors... a little disappointing. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
7/21/2007
5.0/5.0
We heard about Helen Bernhard's from our friends who had recently got married. We made an appointment after doing some comparison shopping. No one had a better value for the budget. During our appointment, we got to try a number of different samples until we found just the right one. There are TONS of different flavors of cake and frostings to choose from. They have a number of photographs of REAL cakes to choose from and even allowed us to bring in photos from other bakeries to use on our design. The woman who helped us was so willing to do anything to make us happy. She was very helpful and made us feel completely at home. We were blown away by the value for our budget. They only asked for a $10 deposit and the price was $150 cheaper than any other bakery we went to in town! Plus, they deliver for free!!!
When we saw the final product at the reception, we knew we picked the best in town! It was gorgeous and looked even better than the picture! They also gave us a certificate to come in and purchase a replica 8" cake for our 1st annivesary. I'd highly recommend Helen Bernhard's to anyone and everyone!
We heard about Helen Bernhard's from our friends who had recently got married. We made an appointment after doing some Read more...
We heard about Helen Bernhard's from our friends who had recently got married. We made an appointment after doing some comparison shopping. No one had a better value for the budget. During our appointment, we got to try a number of different samples until we found just the right one. There are TONS of different flavors of cake and frostings to choose from. They have a number of photographs of REAL cakes to choose from and even allowed us to bring in photos from other bakeries to use on our design. The woman who helped us was so willing to do anything to make us happy. She was very helpful and made us feel completely at home. We were blown away by the value for our budget. They only asked for a $10 deposit and the price was $150 cheaper than any other bakery we went to in town! Plus, they deliver for free!!!
When we saw the final product at the reception, we knew we picked the best in town! It was gorgeous and looked even better than the picture! They also gave us a certificate to come in and purchase a replica 8" cake for our 1st annivesary. I'd highly recommend Helen Bernhard's to anyone and everyone! Read less
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Nathaniel
Wedding:
4/1/2007
4.5/5.0
After having our original vendor bail on us, and sampling another three vendors, we ended up at Helen Bernhard's after talking to a friend about where she got her wedding cake.

Helen Bernhard's isn't a design shop that decided to take on cakes, but rather a classic bakery that has been around for forever that makes some of the most delicious cakes you will ever taste. And they don't look bad at all either!
After having our original vendor bail on us, and sampling another three vendors, we ended up at Helen Bernhard's after Read more...
After having our original vendor bail on us, and sampling another three vendors, we ended up at Helen Bernhard's after talking to a friend about where she got her wedding cake.

Helen Bernhard's isn't a design shop that decided to take on cakes, but rather a classic bakery that has been around for forever that makes some of the most delicious cakes you will ever taste. And they don't look bad at all either! Read less
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Katey1226
Wedding:
6/23/2006
4.7/5.0
Our cake was beautiful and tasted so good! I will be going back to the bakery to get more goodies.
Our cake was beautiful and tasted so good! I will be going back to the bakery to get more goodies.
Our cake was beautiful and tasted so good! I will be going back to the bakery to get more goodies. Read less
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ErinElise
Wedding:
2/18/2006
5.0/5.0
They executed the design of our cake beautifully All the flavors of the cake were so good it was hard to choose. The end result was the best wedding cake I have ever tasted!
They executed the design of our cake beautifully All the flavors of the cake were so good it was hard to choose. The end Read more...
They executed the design of our cake beautifully All the flavors of the cake were so good it was hard to choose. The end result was the best wedding cake I have ever tasted! Read less
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mmbudwo
Wedding:
8/20/2005
5.0/5.0
I loved the way you can go in and they give you all sorts of different types of cake to taste, and it makes it so hard to decide because they are all so good. Our cake was delicious and delivered on time with no problems. We were also able to get a topper for our one year anniversary.
I loved the way you can go in and they give you all sorts of different types of cake to taste, and it makes it so hard to Read more...
I loved the way you can go in and they give you all sorts of different types of cake to taste, and it makes it so hard to decide because they are all so good. Our cake was delicious and delivered on time with no problems. We were also able to get a topper for our one year anniversary. Read less
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Cassie
Wedding:
8/6/2005
4.4/5.0
Helen Bernhard's Bakery made an amazing cake for our wedding! We were very impressive with their service and their timeliness. It was a little expensive, but worth it!
Helen Bernhard's Bakery made an amazing cake for our wedding! We were very impressive with their service and their Read more...
Helen Bernhard's Bakery made an amazing cake for our wedding! We were very impressive with their service and their timeliness. It was a little expensive, but worth it! Read less
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pmonium
Wedding:
3/27/2005
4.6/5.0
I love Helen Bernhard's - and I get all my cakes there. I ordered my wedding cake, and over a hundred cupcakes for my wedding. The cake turned out beautifully, unfortunately the cupcake look was not quite what I had wanted. However, they still looked beautiful and tasted great at my wedding. If there had been more time, they would have redone the cupcakes - however the pick up was the day before the wedding, a Saturday, and they are closed on Sundays. Everything tasted amazing - as usual. I would definitely recommend them, but make sure to see a sample of what you want if you order cupcakes!
I love Helen Bernhard's - and I get all my cakes there. I ordered my wedding cake, and over a hundred cupcakes for my Read more...
I love Helen Bernhard's - and I get all my cakes there. I ordered my wedding cake, and over a hundred cupcakes for my wedding. The cake turned out beautifully, unfortunately the cupcake look was not quite what I had wanted. However, they still looked beautiful and tasted great at my wedding. If there had been more time, they would have redone the cupcakes - however the pick up was the day before the wedding, a Saturday, and they are closed on Sundays. Everything tasted amazing - as usual. I would definitely recommend them, but make sure to see a sample of what you want if you order cupcakes! Read less
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kennedda
Wedding:
6/16/2001
4.4/5.0
We have used this bakery for years for birthdays and special occassions, so it only seeemed fitting that we would use them for our wedding, and we weren't disappointed in the least. Always the freshest and best tasting cakes in town.
We have used this bakery for years for birthdays and special occassions, so it only seeemed fitting that we would use them Read more...
We have used this bakery for years for birthdays and special occassions, so it only seeemed fitting that we would use them for our wedding, and we weren't disappointed in the least. Always the freshest and best tasting cakes in town. Read less
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