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How Sweet It Is Cakes

Duluth , MN
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320 West Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802 US (map)

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218-349-9423

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ABOUT US

Eileen started baking at the age of 8 for family and friends, with things as simple as cookies and pizza and has never quit since then, progressing to a level which rivals most national... Read more
Eileen started baking at the age of 8 for family and friends, with things as simple as cookies and pizza and has never quit since then, progressing to a level which rivals most national bakeries, whipping up some of the most talked about and beautiful baked goods in the region! Baking professionally since 1995, she started How Sweet It Is Cakes out of her home in Portland. This turned out to be a smart move as the cake industry was just on an upswing. Once people found about her unique style, the orders started rolling in. By shear will power and a baptism by fire she managed to turn out cake after cake and within a few short weeks Eileen had created a bakery to be reckoned with!

Originally from Duluth; she moved back home in 2007 to marry her college sweetheart. Mrs. Eileen Brown quickly jumped back in the game and restarted her bakery up in a church basement Cloquet and quickly outgrew her location. The bakery has now found a home within the historical Medical Arts building in beautifully restored downtown Duluth.

Eileen and her staff make everything from scratch. This includes but is not limited to: breads, pies, cookies, French pastries, Italian desserts and of course… cakes. There is no limit to her imagination and she loves to create unique and wonderful desserts. She has now taken on the endeavor of opening a deli on site. The How Sweet It Is Deli Serves up breakfast and lunch five days a week. The deli provides specialty coffee, hearty soups and not to mention the largest sandwiches in Duluth built on top of her famous home made breads!!

Often referred to as The Cake Boss of Duluth, she caters over 400 weddings a year and is always striving to provide the best product, service and imaginative baked item in the market.



For ordering and additional information:



www.howsweetitiscakes.com

320 West Superior Street Duluth MN

Open Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00 or by appointment evenings and weekends.

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INFO FOR WEDDING CAKE

Besides cakes, what other types of desserts do you provide?
Cheese, Cookies, Cupcakes, Dessert Buffet, Fruit, 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, Lactose Free, Organic, Vegan
Do you provide customary cakes, such as Croquembouche?
Yes
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes
Do you offer private tastings or open house tastings?
Yes
What are your tasting hours?
Our Clients pick up their tasting cakes and take them home for their enjoyment
Describe how you price, such as by slice or by tier, for your cakes?
By serving plus additional decoration charges
Does the price include the top tier of the cake?
yes and we offer a free 1st year anniversary cake that is baked fresh instead of being frozen for a year.
Do you offer custom cakes, or do you work with pre-designed styles?
Yes; all of our cakes are custom designs
What (if any) special ingredients, such as fresh fruits or farm-fresh butter, do you use in your cakes?
All of our cakes are made with the finest quality ingredients.
On average, how far in advance of the event do you prepare the cake?
All our cakes are fresh baked not frozen.
How many cakes do you schedule for a typical weekend?
Our average is 9 - 10 weddings per week.
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?
We have many cake stands and cupcake towers available. We also have pillars and posts for tiered cakes.
Do you offer delivery? If yes, how much is your average delivery fee?
Yes, starting delivery and setup cost is $35.00

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The cake was beautiful, it tasted better than any other cake I had ever tasted, and Eileen (the owner) was a blast to work with. I would recommend them to EVERYONE!! We will definitely be doing business with them again.
The cake was beautiful, it tasted better than any other cake I had ever tasted, and Eileen (the owner) was a blast to work Read more...
The cake was beautiful, it tasted better than any other cake I had ever tasted, and Eileen (the owner) was a blast to work with. I would recommend them to EVERYONE!! We will definitely be doing business with them again. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure working with Eileen from How Sweet It Is. During the wedding planning process I still wasn't really excited about having a "white wedding" so I wasn't all that into picking out wedding cake flavors and making other wedding planning decisions etc. My husband wanted cupcakes, so that's basically all the direction we gave this bakery. I'm sure that kind of indecisiveness can be frustrating, but Eileen understood our simplistic nature and ran with it. I enjoyed our meeting with her so much that when it came to deciding on styles of frosting and what-not I just left it up to her; and I was not disappointed. We also decided to have them deliver to our reception site. I'm so glad we did that. No headache and a reasonable cost. I didn't even see them arrive. I walked into the building after exchanging vows and saw a lovely display of delicious cupcakes. Our guests loved the cupcakes. The red velvet flavor was a favorite.
It was a pleasure working with Eileen from How Sweet It Is. During the wedding planning process I still wasn't really Read more...
It was a pleasure working with Eileen from How Sweet It Is. During the wedding planning process I still wasn't really excited about having a "white wedding" so I wasn't all that into picking out wedding cake flavors and making other wedding planning decisions etc. My husband wanted cupcakes, so that's basically all the direction we gave this bakery. I'm sure that kind of indecisiveness can be frustrating, but Eileen understood our simplistic nature and ran with it. I enjoyed our meeting with her so much that when it came to deciding on styles of frosting and what-not I just left it up to her; and I was not disappointed. We also decided to have them deliver to our reception site. I'm so glad we did that. No headache and a reasonable cost. I didn't even see them arrive. I walked into the building after exchanging vows and saw a lovely display of delicious cupcakes. Our guests loved the cupcakes. The red velvet flavor was a favorite. Read less
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Krystle
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Eileen from How Sweet It Is cakes made our Mn Twins themed cake just as I wanted it. It was gorgeous and the flavors were amazing. We did a 4 tier with all tiers having different flavors. Her prices were good and she was so nice to work with!!
Eileen from How Sweet It Is cakes made our Mn Twins themed cake just as I wanted it. It was gorgeous and the flavors were Read more...
Eileen from How Sweet It Is cakes made our Mn Twins themed cake just as I wanted it. It was gorgeous and the flavors were amazing. We did a 4 tier with all tiers having different flavors. Her prices were good and she was so nice to work with!! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Eileen did an amazing job on our wedding cake and cupcakes on Labor Day weekend. Our guests raved about how they were the best cupcakes they've ever had! The cake table looked absolutely gorgeous at Greysolon with the crystal stands we rented from them. I highly recommend How Sweet It Is for your wedding!!
Eileen did an amazing job on our wedding cake and cupcakes on Labor Day weekend. Our guests raved about how they were the Read more...
Eileen did an amazing job on our wedding cake and cupcakes on Labor Day weekend. Our guests raved about how they were the best cupcakes they've ever had! The cake table looked absolutely gorgeous at Greysolon with the crystal stands we rented from them. I highly recommend How Sweet It Is for your wedding!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
How Sweet It Is provided the cake for my daughter's wedding. It was amazing! Our guests raved about it! We ordered the Buttermilk Chocolate Cake(filled with strawberries soaked in Grand Marnier and chantilly whip cream. )Wow! It was delicious! The owner was very helpful. We had lots of choices to choose from. We highly recommend How Sweet it Is!!
How Sweet It Is provided the cake for my daughter's wedding. It was amazing! Our guests raved about it! We ordered the Read more...
How Sweet It Is provided the cake for my daughter's wedding. It was amazing! Our guests raved about it! We ordered the Buttermilk Chocolate Cake(filled with strawberries soaked in Grand Marnier and chantilly whip cream. )Wow! It was delicious! The owner was very helpful. We had lots of choices to choose from. We highly recommend How Sweet it Is!! Read less
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Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
The wedding cake on the day of our wedding tasted better than the samples that we tried. The Red Velvet was delicious and moist. The other flavors like Lavender Honey, carrot cake, and chocolate went extremely quickly, but we heard they were delicious. They can replicate almost any cake you find on the internet. We had them do a stain-glass look and people thought it looked very pretty although the black icing was a bit messy and got all over some people's clothes. Eileen was very nice every time we either met or emailed.
The wedding cake on the day of our wedding tasted better than the samples that we tried. The Red Velvet was delicious and Read more...
The wedding cake on the day of our wedding tasted better than the samples that we tried. The Red Velvet was delicious and moist. The other flavors like Lavender Honey, carrot cake, and chocolate went extremely quickly, but we heard they were delicious. They can replicate almost any cake you find on the internet. We had them do a stain-glass look and people thought it looked very pretty although the black icing was a bit messy and got all over some people's clothes. Eileen was very nice every time we either met or emailed. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
After getting recommendations from several friends I decided to use How Sweet It Is for my wedding cake. They were great! The owner, Eileen, was wonderful and very quick with her communication. She had some great recommendations for flavors (there were hundreds to choose from!) and we got lots of compliments on our wedding day on our cake and cupcakes!
After getting recommendations from several friends I decided to use How Sweet It Is for my wedding cake. They were great! Read more...
After getting recommendations from several friends I decided to use How Sweet It Is for my wedding cake. They were great! The owner, Eileen, was wonderful and very quick with her communication. She had some great recommendations for flavors (there were hundreds to choose from!) and we got lots of compliments on our wedding day on our cake and cupcakes! Read less
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Becky
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
My fiancé and I are from the southwest corner of the state and were planning a destination wedding to Duluth and I happened to stumble upon How Sweet it Is after a random Google search. Let's just say we were NOT disappointed.
We met with Eileen for a trial and fell in love immediately - from the fresh ingredients to all the options it was unbelievable what Eileen and her team could do! We had a small cake for us to cut and had cuppies for everyone else *3 flavors!! Which everyone loved

We had so many compliments on our cake and everyone was asking where we got them and wanting more! If I ever got married again I would use Eileen every time - and would recommend to everyone I know getting married.
My fiancé and I are from the southwest corner of the state and were planning a destination wedding to Duluth and I Read more...
My fiancé and I are from the southwest corner of the state and were planning a destination wedding to Duluth and I happened to stumble upon How Sweet it Is after a random Google search. Let's just say we were NOT disappointed.
We met with Eileen for a trial and fell in love immediately - from the fresh ingredients to all the options it was unbelievable what Eileen and her team could do! We had a small cake for us to cut and had cuppies for everyone else *3 flavors!! Which everyone loved

We had so many compliments on our cake and everyone was asking where we got them and wanting more! If I ever got married again I would use Eileen every time - and would recommend to everyone I know getting married. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Stephanie
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Duluth is so lucky to have Eileen at How Sweet It Is Cakes! My (now) husband and I are huge foodies and I love to bake, but knew better than to take on making our wedding cake, but needless to say, the cake (and our catered dinner) were a really big deal to us. I was floored with all the options and room for a one-of-a-kind cakes that Eileen offers and we were in absolute heaven when we took our first bites of the tasting cakes. Our wedding cake was three tiers of heaven and it was so unique and beautifully designed! Our favorite flavor combo was the Earl Gray Lavender cake with chantilly cream and marzipan. We are planning on making a special trip from Ohio to Duluth for our one year anniversary in large part to have our one-year anniversary cake from How Sweet It Is!
Duluth is so lucky to have Eileen at How Sweet It Is Cakes! My (now) husband and I are huge foodies and I love to bake, Read more...
Duluth is so lucky to have Eileen at How Sweet It Is Cakes! My (now) husband and I are huge foodies and I love to bake, but knew better than to take on making our wedding cake, but needless to say, the cake (and our catered dinner) were a really big deal to us. I was floored with all the options and room for a one-of-a-kind cakes that Eileen offers and we were in absolute heaven when we took our first bites of the tasting cakes. Our wedding cake was three tiers of heaven and it was so unique and beautifully designed! Our favorite flavor combo was the Earl Gray Lavender cake with chantilly cream and marzipan. We are planning on making a special trip from Ohio to Duluth for our one year anniversary in large part to have our one-year anniversary cake from How Sweet It Is! Read less
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Alyssa
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
I was blown away at how amazing the cake tasted! I sent them a picture from Pinterest and they replicated it perfectly ! I highly recommend this company to any bride !! Our wedding was in bayfield wi and they delivered it !
I was blown away at how amazing the cake tasted! I sent them a picture from Pinterest and they replicated it perfectly ! I Read more...
I was blown away at how amazing the cake tasted! I sent them a picture from Pinterest and they replicated it perfectly ! I highly recommend this company to any bride !! Our wedding was in bayfield wi and they delivered it ! Read less
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