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Irene's Cakes by Design

Ludlow , VT
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LOCATION

13 Pleasant Street, 9 Pleasant Street
Ludlow, VT US 05149 (map)

PHONE

802-228-4846

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ABOUT US

Deliciously fabulous wedding cakes. Custom designs to coordinate with your wedding details. Delivery available.

Featured in People Magazine 2007-Best Wedding Cake in Vermont,... Read more
Deliciously fabulous wedding cakes. Custom designs to coordinate with your wedding details. Delivery available.

Featured in People Magazine 2007-Best Wedding Cake in Vermont, Modern Bride Magazine, Vermont Vows magazine and LaBella Bride Magazine.

Member of the Vermont Association of Wedding Professionals, American Culinary Federation , American Academy of Chefs and the International Cake Exploration Society.

Grand Prize National Capital Area Cake Show, April 2013, Fairfax, VA

1st Place Wedding Cake, Garden State Cake Show, March 2013

Grand Prize National Capital Area Cake Show , March 2011, Annadale, VA , Perfect Score

Grand Prize, National Capital Area Cake Show, Fairfax, VA, March 2010
!st Place Tiered Cake, Professional Divison, The MId-Atlantic Cake Show, March 2007 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, Lactose Free, 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?
Tastings by appointment
What are your tasting hours?
November -April, Any Day 
 May-November- Sun, Mon, Tues
 Closed April
Describe how you price, such as by slice or by tier, for your cakes?
Priced by the slice
Does the price include the top tier of the cake?
Yes
Do you offer custom cakes, or do you work with pre-designed styles?
specialty is custom designs, also pre-designed work
What (if any) special ingredients, such as fresh fruits or farm-fresh butter, do you use in your cakes?
Vermont products , Farm fresh dairy and eggs, local and our own fruits in season, King Arthur flour, European Chocolates
On average, how far in advance of the event do you prepare the cake?
2-3 days
How many cakes do you schedule for a typical weekend?
4-6
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?
Cake plateau, silver , round
Do you offer delivery? If yes, how much is your average delivery fee?
Delvery fee based on milage and time.

REVIEWS

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Jaime
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
We can't say enough about how easy it was to work with Irene. She made the whole process really fun and enjoyable. All of our guests commented the whole night about how beautiful the cake looked. Not only was it beautiful but it was delicious. We never knew there were so many flavors of cakes! We highly recommend Irene for any event!
We can't say enough about how easy it was to work with Irene. She made the whole process really fun and enjoyable. All of Read more...
We can't say enough about how easy it was to work with Irene. She made the whole process really fun and enjoyable. All of our guests commented the whole night about how beautiful the cake looked. Not only was it beautiful but it was delicious. We never knew there were so many flavors of cakes! We highly recommend Irene for any event! Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Irene created the most beautiful and delicious cake for our wedding. Every step of the process was completely stress free. She was a delight to work with!
Irene created the most beautiful and delicious cake for our wedding. Every step of the process was completely stress free. Read more...
Irene created the most beautiful and delicious cake for our wedding. Every step of the process was completely stress free. She was a delight to work with! Read less
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Lori
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Irene was amazing! She was so responsive to any of our needs and produced a cake that was exactly what we wanted. Not only did it look beautiful, but it tasted delicious. My guests were so impressed. Irene was so patient with all of our changes and allowed us to sample so many different combinations before we devude. I would highly recommend her business. Mt husband and I were just talking about getting a brand new cake made and shipped to our house for our anniversary.
Irene was amazing! She was so responsive to any of our needs and produced a cake that was exactly what we wanted. Not only Read more...
Irene was amazing! She was so responsive to any of our needs and produced a cake that was exactly what we wanted. Not only did it look beautiful, but it tasted delicious. My guests were so impressed. Irene was so patient with all of our changes and allowed us to sample so many different combinations before we devude. I would highly recommend her business. Mt husband and I were just talking about getting a brand new cake made and shipped to our house for our anniversary. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Irene designed and delivered my wedding cake. It was beautiful. I almost didn't want to cut into it. But of course we did. We had two types of cake, one was primarily chocolate and the other praline and vanilla. Both were delicious. We had a little left over, so when I returned from my honeymoon I brought some in to work. Despite it being a week old everyone raved about it. Some people who I had never met before found me afterwards and thanked me for sharing the cake. Saying it was the best cake they had ever had. My husband and I have to agree.
Irene designed and delivered my wedding cake. It was beautiful. I almost didn't want to cut into it. But of course we did. Read more...
Irene designed and delivered my wedding cake. It was beautiful. I almost didn't want to cut into it. But of course we did. We had two types of cake, one was primarily chocolate and the other praline and vanilla. Both were delicious. We had a little left over, so when I returned from my honeymoon I brought some in to work. Despite it being a week old everyone raved about it. Some people who I had never met before found me afterwards and thanked me for sharing the cake. Saying it was the best cake they had ever had. My husband and I have to agree. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Irene was completely flexible with cake design, and presented us with many different options for the cake and filling. The cake was absolutely delicious and looked great too. All of our guests told us how much they loved the cake.
Irene was completely flexible with cake design, and presented us with many different options for the cake and filling. The Read more...
Irene was completely flexible with cake design, and presented us with many different options for the cake and filling. The cake was absolutely delicious and looked great too. All of our guests told us how much they loved the cake. Read less
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Irene's Cakes by Design responded with the following comments:

thank you R & V, it was a pleasure to help make your wedding day a wonderful celebration.
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Diana
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Irene is a genius! I married Lyle Pinder (the man of my dreams) on October 19th 2013 and our wedding cake couldn't have complimented our love more. We asked Irene (the week of the wedding mind you!) to make a very personal cake with our most special moments and inside jokes written all over it and she nailed it! The cake was absolutely beautiful and we were showered with praise because of it. Not only was the cake beautiful but it was extremely moist and the most delicious wedding cake I have ever tasted! Each tier had a different flavor (marble, red velvet, lemon with respberry filling and apple crisp with cream cheese filling) and ALL of my guests were very pleased! I wish I could get married again just to have Irene make us another cake! Thank you!
Irene is a genius! I married Lyle Pinder (the man of my dreams) on October 19th 2013 and our wedding cake couldn't have Read more...
Irene is a genius! I married Lyle Pinder (the man of my dreams) on October 19th 2013 and our wedding cake couldn't have complimented our love more. We asked Irene (the week of the wedding mind you!) to make a very personal cake with our most special moments and inside jokes written all over it and she nailed it! The cake was absolutely beautiful and we were showered with praise because of it. Not only was the cake beautiful but it was extremely moist and the most delicious wedding cake I have ever tasted! Each tier had a different flavor (marble, red velvet, lemon with respberry filling and apple crisp with cream cheese filling) and ALL of my guests were very pleased! I wish I could get married again just to have Irene make us another cake! Thank you! Read less
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Irene's Cakes by Design responded with the following comments:

Hi Diana and Lyle, Your cake was so much fun to make. All of your quotes were very original and it was fun trying to figure them out! Best wishes to you both.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Irene made an amazing birch bark cake for our wedding! It was a beautiful design and multiple flavor layers. The sugar decorations of bittersweet and fall leaves went so well with the theme of our wedding. Irene was really easy to work with, even from across the country (as we were planning everything from CO). Irene allowed us to modify the design and flavor combinations. She also worked with us so that we could pick up the cake very early the morning of to transport it a few hours away. The cake was breathtaking and we have more pictures of the cake from our friends that we do of us :)
Irene made an amazing birch bark cake for our wedding! It was a beautiful design and multiple flavor layers. The sugar Read more...
Irene made an amazing birch bark cake for our wedding! It was a beautiful design and multiple flavor layers. The sugar decorations of bittersweet and fall leaves went so well with the theme of our wedding. Irene was really easy to work with, even from across the country (as we were planning everything from CO). Irene allowed us to modify the design and flavor combinations. She also worked with us so that we could pick up the cake very early the morning of to transport it a few hours away. The cake was breathtaking and we have more pictures of the cake from our friends that we do of us :) Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Part of the reason our wedding was perfect was because of our wedding cake - the most beautiful, delicious cake ever. Irene was absolutely fabulous to consult with. She knew what I wanted before I did! I cannot say enough about how wonderful it was to partner with her, nor about the perfection of our cake. Highly recommend her!
Part of the reason our wedding was perfect was because of our wedding cake - the most beautiful, delicious cake ever. Read more...
Part of the reason our wedding was perfect was because of our wedding cake - the most beautiful, delicious cake ever. Irene was absolutely fabulous to consult with. She knew what I wanted before I did! I cannot say enough about how wonderful it was to partner with her, nor about the perfection of our cake. Highly recommend her! Read less
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Krissy
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
We loved working with Irene! Her passion for cake design was evident every step of the way. The cake she created for us was so beautiful.

Irene was lovely to work with, she even shipped us cakes to sample across the country from Vermont to San Francisco.

Irene, thank you for the beautiful work you did and the delicious cake you made. Our guests are still raving about it.
We loved working with Irene! Her passion for cake design was evident every step of the way. The cake she created for us Read more...
We loved working with Irene! Her passion for cake design was evident every step of the way. The cake she created for us was so beautiful.

Irene was lovely to work with, she even shipped us cakes to sample across the country from Vermont to San Francisco.

Irene, thank you for the beautiful work you did and the delicious cake you made. Our guests are still raving about it. Read less
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Irene's Cakes by Design responded with the following comments:

you're very welcome!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We were so thrilled to have our wedding cake made by Irene. It cost little more than we hoped to spend, but was so worth it. The cake was moist and delicious, better than what we remember from the tasting. We had a gorgeous design of several birch logs with sugar acorns, bittersweet and fall leaves. It was the perfect addition to our Vermont fall wedding.

Irene was always on top of keeping in touch with us, and allowed us the flexibility to choose from a number of options to try to keep our costs down. The cake was one of the most admired things at our wedding, and we have no regrets from our decision. The guests loved the look and taste of the cake. I can't believe how many pictures people took of the cake! We have no regrets on our decision and I would highly recommend Irene for any special event!!
We were so thrilled to have our wedding cake made by Irene. It cost little more than we hoped to spend, but was so worth Read more...
We were so thrilled to have our wedding cake made by Irene. It cost little more than we hoped to spend, but was so worth it. The cake was moist and delicious, better than what we remember from the tasting. We had a gorgeous design of several birch logs with sugar acorns, bittersweet and fall leaves. It was the perfect addition to our Vermont fall wedding.

Irene was always on top of keeping in touch with us, and allowed us the flexibility to choose from a number of options to try to keep our costs down. The cake was one of the most admired things at our wedding, and we have no regrets from our decision. The guests loved the look and taste of the cake. I can't believe how many pictures people took of the cake! We have no regrets on our decision and I would highly recommend Irene for any special event!! Read less
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Irene's Cakes by Design responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much, I am thrilled that you and your guests loved your cake!
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Amanda
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Our cake turned out beautifully and tasted delicious -- several guests commented on it throughout the night. Working with Irene was also a pleasure, the tasting and design process was easy yet she was open to any ideas we had. Overall, it was a great experience and the cake was perfect!
Our cake turned out beautifully and tasted delicious -- several guests commented on it throughout the night. Working with Read more...
Our cake turned out beautifully and tasted delicious -- several guests commented on it throughout the night. Working with Irene was also a pleasure, the tasting and design process was easy yet she was open to any ideas we had. Overall, it was a great experience and the cake was perfect! Read less
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Linday
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
We planned a destination wedding in Manchester, Vermont and had previously read reviews for Irene's cakes. We decided to meet and show her some ideas we had for our buttercream cake with small flower gardenias. We decided on a chocolate sour cream cake with 3 different layers of filling with vanilla buttercream on the outside. The cake came out exactly as planned and tasted even better. She was even able to use our vintage silver cake stands to tier the top layer of the cake! It came out just beautiful and we loved working with Irene as well. She is very professional and has been doing this for quite some time, so you don't have to worry when using her as a vendor, she can be counted on the get the job done well and efficiently!
We planned a destination wedding in Manchester, Vermont and had previously read reviews for Irene's cakes. We decided to Read more...
We planned a destination wedding in Manchester, Vermont and had previously read reviews for Irene's cakes. We decided to meet and show her some ideas we had for our buttercream cake with small flower gardenias. We decided on a chocolate sour cream cake with 3 different layers of filling with vanilla buttercream on the outside. The cake came out exactly as planned and tasted even better. She was even able to use our vintage silver cake stands to tier the top layer of the cake! It came out just beautiful and we loved working with Irene as well. She is very professional and has been doing this for quite some time, so you don't have to worry when using her as a vendor, she can be counted on the get the job done well and efficiently! Read less
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Annemarie
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
We ordered both a traditional wedding cake and a groom's cake. Both were exactly as we discussed with Irene and actually tasted delicious. Irene was professional and thorough throughout the whole process. For the groom's cake, Irene made a cake modeled after my husband's car and it was identical, even down to the license plate. I definitely recommend Irene's Cakes by Design
We ordered both a traditional wedding cake and a groom's cake. Both were exactly as we discussed with Irene and actually Read more...
We ordered both a traditional wedding cake and a groom's cake. Both were exactly as we discussed with Irene and actually tasted delicious. Irene was professional and thorough throughout the whole process. For the groom's cake, Irene made a cake modeled after my husband's car and it was identical, even down to the license plate. I definitely recommend Irene's Cakes by Design Read less
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Irene's Cakes by Design responded with the following comments:

Thank you Annemarie!
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Liz
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Irene was absolutely wonderful to work with. She delivered exactly the cake we discussed, only more beautiful and delicious than I imagined! She was responsive by email, and when we visited to try cake flavors she had incredible flavor options and lots of design examples to discuss. I had at least 5 people tell me the cake we served (vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream frosting and fresh strawberries, as well as a layer of bergamot frosting inside) was the best cake they ever tasted. I would definitely recommend working with Irene!
Irene was absolutely wonderful to work with. She delivered exactly the cake we discussed, only more beautiful and Read more...
Irene was absolutely wonderful to work with. She delivered exactly the cake we discussed, only more beautiful and delicious than I imagined! She was responsive by email, and when we visited to try cake flavors she had incredible flavor options and lots of design examples to discuss. I had at least 5 people tell me the cake we served (vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream frosting and fresh strawberries, as well as a layer of bergamot frosting inside) was the best cake they ever tasted. I would definitely recommend working with Irene! Read less
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Irene's Cakes by Design responded with the following comments:

Thank you Liz, I'm am so glad that you loved your cake and enjoyed working with me.
Best wishes , Irene
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Juliet
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
I actually did not have a wedding cake, but a birthday cake. It was fantastic. I told Irene what I wanted And then she ran with it! It was OH SO PERFECT! it was by far the most gorgeous cake I have ever seen. Trust her with your dreams, she will fulfill them! Tasty and beautiful! xo!
I actually did not have a wedding cake, but a birthday cake. It was fantastic. I told Irene what I wanted And then she ran Read more...
I actually did not have a wedding cake, but a birthday cake. It was fantastic. I told Irene what I wanted And then she ran with it! It was OH SO PERFECT! it was by far the most gorgeous cake I have ever seen. Trust her with your dreams, she will fulfill them! Tasty and beautiful! xo! Read less
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Irene's Cakes by Design responded with the following comments:

Thank you so very much , this was such a fun cake to make for you!
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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
We chose Irene Maston to design our wedding cake topper and cupcakes, and we were just in awe of how incredibly delicious they were as well as her artistic abilities! Irene was an absolute pleasure to work with. She devoted a lot of time to us to help choose the perfect flavor combinations and decorations unique to our special event. Not only are her cakes amazing, but she is such a special person who we just loved working with. We are so grateful to have met Irene and we will always remember the special and sweet part she played in our marriage! J&P
We chose Irene Maston to design our wedding cake topper and cupcakes, and we were just in awe of how incredibly delicious Read more...
We chose Irene Maston to design our wedding cake topper and cupcakes, and we were just in awe of how incredibly delicious they were as well as her artistic abilities! Irene was an absolute pleasure to work with. She devoted a lot of time to us to help choose the perfect flavor combinations and decorations unique to our special event. Not only are her cakes amazing, but she is such a special person who we just loved working with. We are so grateful to have met Irene and we will always remember the special and sweet part she played in our marriage! J&P Read less
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Jason
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
The cake came out better than we had ever hoped! The colors, taste and design was amazing. We went with two layers--one was sour cream yellow with milk chocolate and pistachio ganache and the second was sour cream chocolate with lavender and espresso ganaches. Our guests thought it was one of the best cakes they had ever seen, not only in look but in taste too. We wanted a "Back to the Future" cake design because that was how we first met. Irene was great with meeting with us and conceptualizing a few designs. The result was amazing and beautiful. Also the tasting was fantastic--I think we tried over 40 combinations! Overall, Irene is extremely professional, talented and helpful. Thank you!
The cake came out better than we had ever hoped! The colors, taste and design was amazing. We went with two layers--one Read more...
The cake came out better than we had ever hoped! The colors, taste and design was amazing. We went with two layers--one was sour cream yellow with milk chocolate and pistachio ganache and the second was sour cream chocolate with lavender and espresso ganaches. Our guests thought it was one of the best cakes they had ever seen, not only in look but in taste too. We wanted a "Back to the Future" cake design because that was how we first met. Irene was great with meeting with us and conceptualizing a few designs. The result was amazing and beautiful. Also the tasting was fantastic--I think we tried over 40 combinations! Overall, Irene is extremely professional, talented and helpful. Thank you! Read less
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Irene's Cakes by Design responded with the following comments:

Hi Jasona nd Kristina,
I am so glad that you loved your cake . It was a fun cake for me to design and make. Thank you very much!
Best wishes to you both, Irene
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Gabrielle
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Working with Irene was a wonderful and easy experience. Our cake was delicious, and included different flavor combinations that were so unique. I received so many compliments on the cake. It was moist and the different fillings and frosting flavor combinations were fantastic. The cake also looked gorgeous. Irene is very reasonable and worked with us to meet our budgetary needs. I highly recommend this vendor to anyone. This was by far the best wedding cake we have ever had and we wouldn't change a thing! She also prepared a delicious low-carb groom's cake which was very much appreciated by my husband. Thank you Irene!
Working with Irene was a wonderful and easy experience. Our cake was delicious, and included different flavor combinations Read more...
Working with Irene was a wonderful and easy experience. Our cake was delicious, and included different flavor combinations that were so unique. I received so many compliments on the cake. It was moist and the different fillings and frosting flavor combinations were fantastic. The cake also looked gorgeous. Irene is very reasonable and worked with us to meet our budgetary needs. I highly recommend this vendor to anyone. This was by far the best wedding cake we have ever had and we wouldn't change a thing! She also prepared a delicious low-carb groom's cake which was very much appreciated by my husband. Thank you Irene! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
12/12/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are huge fans of cake decorating shows and we really wanted a special cake for our ceremony. Irene was AMAZING to work with! With a few quick emails, she understood our vision. She was able to sculpt a dragon and princess for our cake that were detailed and beautiful. By the end of the night, my husband had 17 pictures of the cake on his phone--and none of me!
Not only did it look great, it tasted wonderful. The cake was moist and flavorful. We were so impressed and highly recommend her!
My husband and I are huge fans of cake decorating shows and we really wanted a special cake for our ceremony. Irene was Read more...
My husband and I are huge fans of cake decorating shows and we really wanted a special cake for our ceremony. Irene was AMAZING to work with! With a few quick emails, she understood our vision. She was able to sculpt a dragon and princess for our cake that were detailed and beautiful. By the end of the night, my husband had 17 pictures of the cake on his phone--and none of me!
Not only did it look great, it tasted wonderful. The cake was moist and flavorful. We were so impressed and highly recommend her! Read less
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Whitney
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Irene hosted a tasting with us prior to our wedding and systematically walked us through all of our options for interior and exterior layers. By the end of it my mouth was so overwhelmed by amazingness I hardly remembered which cake we chose, but our wedding cake was delicious! All of our guests commented on how beautifully crafted and moist it was! Irene gave us instructions on how to save the top layer and wrap it in our freezer for our anniversary...can't wait!
Irene hosted a tasting with us prior to our wedding and systematically walked us through all of our options for interior Read more...
Irene hosted a tasting with us prior to our wedding and systematically walked us through all of our options for interior and exterior layers. By the end of it my mouth was so overwhelmed by amazingness I hardly remembered which cake we chose, but our wedding cake was delicious! All of our guests commented on how beautifully crafted and moist it was! Irene gave us instructions on how to save the top layer and wrap it in our freezer for our anniversary...can't wait! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We planned a small out of state wedding in three weeks! Irene was always accessible thru email, which was my preference, and the cake was everything and more. Beautiful and delicious! Highly suggest, she did a beautiful job and had our cake delivered and set up at Killington...I didn't have to do a thing! Thank you!!!!
We planned a small out of state wedding in three weeks! Irene was always accessible thru email, which was my preference, Read more...
We planned a small out of state wedding in three weeks! Irene was always accessible thru email, which was my preference, and the cake was everything and more. Beautiful and delicious! Highly suggest, she did a beautiful job and had our cake delivered and set up at Killington...I didn't have to do a thing! Thank you!!!! Read less
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Irene's Cakes by Design responded with the following comments:

You are very welcome. I love to be able to help in any situation and accodate my couples no matter the size of the wedding.
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Marianne
Wedding:
8/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Irene was absolutely amazing, she obviously loves what she does and is absolutely amazing at it. Our cake was so amazing, she worked with us to create the design we wanted. Everyone said that it tasted fantastic (the tasting was so much fun - she has so many flavour combinations). Even my husband - a professional chef - questioned the flowers thinking they were real, our zombie fairies climbing up the side were the best touch. Thanks Irene!
Irene was absolutely amazing, she obviously loves what she does and is absolutely amazing at it. Our cake was so amazing, Read more...
Irene was absolutely amazing, she obviously loves what she does and is absolutely amazing at it. Our cake was so amazing, she worked with us to create the design we wanted. Everyone said that it tasted fantastic (the tasting was so much fun - she has so many flavour combinations). Even my husband - a professional chef - questioned the flowers thinking they were real, our zombie fairies climbing up the side were the best touch. Thanks Irene! Read less
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Irene's Cakes by Design responded with the following comments:

You are very welcome. I had such fun with your cake! BEst wishes to you both.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We were thrilled with the wedding cake that Irene made for us! We knew after our tasting that it would be absolutely delicious, and our guests kept telling us so throughout the night. Irene did a great job listening to our initial ideas, making creative suggestions, and designing in response. She really made a cake to remember. We are already scheming about hiring her again to make a cake for an anniversary party sometime down the road!
We were thrilled with the wedding cake that Irene made for us! We knew after our tasting that it would be absolutely Read more...
We were thrilled with the wedding cake that Irene made for us! We knew after our tasting that it would be absolutely delicious, and our guests kept telling us so throughout the night. Irene did a great job listening to our initial ideas, making creative suggestions, and designing in response. She really made a cake to remember. We are already scheming about hiring her again to make a cake for an anniversary party sometime down the road! Read less
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Laurie
Wedding:
6/10/2012
5.0/5.0
When I initially contact Irene regarding our wedding cake, I was hesitant that she would take us on as a client. As one of the best cake designers in the area I couldn't imagine that she would make a cake for our wedding with 20 guests. But she did; and without a doubt I can honestly say that it was THE BEST CAKE I have ever eaten in my life. The entire process of working with Irene was a pleasure. Considering that we were having a destination wedding, Irene was very flexible in meeting with us and scheduling our tasting. She also made cookies that were distributed as favors to our guests and we are still getting compliments about how delicious they were. Irene is a true professional and I highly recommend her!
When I initially contact Irene regarding our wedding cake, I was hesitant that she would take us on as a client. As one of Read more...
When I initially contact Irene regarding our wedding cake, I was hesitant that she would take us on as a client. As one of the best cake designers in the area I couldn't imagine that she would make a cake for our wedding with 20 guests. But she did; and without a doubt I can honestly say that it was THE BEST CAKE I have ever eaten in my life. The entire process of working with Irene was a pleasure. Considering that we were having a destination wedding, Irene was very flexible in meeting with us and scheduling our tasting. She also made cookies that were distributed as favors to our guests and we are still getting compliments about how delicious they were. Irene is a true professional and I highly recommend her! Read less
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Irene's Cakes by Design responded with the following comments:

Thank you Laurie. Both you and Scott were a pleasure to work with and I wish you happiness in your future together.
Sincerely, Irene
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Katie
Wedding:
6/7/2008
5.0/5.0
Irene is the best cake-maker in VT-period. Her designs are stunning and she can turn any fantasy into edible reality! I highly recommend Irene's to anyone in need of the perfect cake!
Irene is the best cake-maker in VT-period. Her designs are stunning and she can turn any fantasy into edible reality! I Read more...
Irene is the best cake-maker in VT-period. Her designs are stunning and she can turn any fantasy into edible reality! I highly recommend Irene's to anyone in need of the perfect cake! Read less
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joeyjustgotmarried
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
My wife and I were married yesterday and today found ourselves talking about Irene's cake and how ALL of it was eaten by the end of the weekend. Irene's service was seamless to us. When we met her it was obvious to us that she was the cake designer for us out of the four we met that day. She is highly organized and a very good teacher when it comes to learning about the ins and outs of cakes. After meeting with her we were able to easily decide which type was right for us.

And the cake tasted great! Everyone was raving. It was an almond cake with three layers of filling - raspberries, chocolate, and apricot. The outside was buttercream with her award-winning stem design. http://www.irenemaston.com/images/portfolio.jpg

The cost was reasonable and was within the range of other cake designers we spoke with.

We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a cake designer!

Thank you, Irene!
My wife and I were married yesterday and today found ourselves talking about Irene's cake and how ALL of it was eaten by Read more...
My wife and I were married yesterday and today found ourselves talking about Irene's cake and how ALL of it was eaten by the end of the weekend. Irene's service was seamless to us. When we met her it was obvious to us that she was the cake designer for us out of the four we met that day. She is highly organized and a very good teacher when it comes to learning about the ins and outs of cakes. After meeting with her we were able to easily decide which type was right for us.

And the cake tasted great! Everyone was raving. It was an almond cake with three layers of filling - raspberries, chocolate, and apricot. The outside was buttercream with her award-winning stem design. http://www.irenemaston.com/images/portfolio.jpg

The cost was reasonable and was within the range of other cake designers we spoke with.

We would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a cake designer!

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ggbrown
Wedding:
7/11/2011
5.0/5.0
I had a fantastic experience working with Irene. She came highly recommended from the Equinox Resort, and she was my first and only cake tasting! After viewing her prior work, and tasting her cake and icing flavors I knew I had come to the right place. All of the cake flavors I tried were very moist, and I really liked that we could get creative with our cake/frosting combinations. I didn't have a design idea right away, and changed my mind a few times but Irene was very patient and helpful along the way. We went with two tiers of almond cake with vanilla frosting (one layer of raspberries), and I surprised my husband with a bottom layer of carrot cake with maple frosting. We received several compliments about both flavors of the cake from our guests, and some said it was the best cake they had ever eaten. The cake arrived on time to the reception site and looked beautiful; excatly like I had pictured it. I cannot recommend Irene's services enough, she helped make our day fabulous!
I had a fantastic experience working with Irene. She came highly recommended from the Equinox Resort, and she was my first Read more...
I had a fantastic experience working with Irene. She came highly recommended from the Equinox Resort, and she was my first and only cake tasting! After viewing her prior work, and tasting her cake and icing flavors I knew I had come to the right place. All of the cake flavors I tried were very moist, and I really liked that we could get creative with our cake/frosting combinations. I didn't have a design idea right away, and changed my mind a few times but Irene was very patient and helpful along the way. We went with two tiers of almond cake with vanilla frosting (one layer of raspberries), and I surprised my husband with a bottom layer of carrot cake with maple frosting. We received several compliments about both flavors of the cake from our guests, and some said it was the best cake they had ever eaten. The cake arrived on time to the reception site and looked beautiful; excatly like I had pictured it. I cannot recommend Irene's services enough, she helped make our day fabulous! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Irene is THE cake person in the area. We received more compliments on our cake than we ever could have imagined. Because we had a lot of children at the wedding, we kept our flavors fairly simple, but she has all kinds of delicious and unusual flavors and combinations. Because I was raised on homemade cakes made by my mother, I am very picky about cakes, and Irene's was completely delicious. It was also visually stunning. One of my bridesmaids even said that if she could, she would have recommended Irene for her sister's wedding in Chicago. We couldn't have been happier with Irene.
Irene is THE cake person in the area. We received more compliments on our cake than we ever could have imagined. Because Read more...
Irene is THE cake person in the area. We received more compliments on our cake than we ever could have imagined. Because we had a lot of children at the wedding, we kept our flavors fairly simple, but she has all kinds of delicious and unusual flavors and combinations. Because I was raised on homemade cakes made by my mother, I am very picky about cakes, and Irene's was completely delicious. It was also visually stunning. One of my bridesmaids even said that if she could, she would have recommended Irene for her sister's wedding in Chicago. We couldn't have been happier with Irene. Read less
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sara_star6
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Irene simply makes the most visually stunning and absolutely delicious cakes in the greater New England area. What we received from her is what I would have expected to come from a top pastry chef in New York, it really was that good. We ordered a chocolate espresso cake with a white chocolate buttercream frosting, with a chocolate raspberry ganache middle filling and 2 side fillings of lavender. This cake was to die for. My husband is not a sweets person and he loved the cake, it was moist, not too sweet and had the richest flavors. It was hard to even cut the cake as it looked so perfect and I didn't want to destroy it! I couldn't wait to have my piece though, unfortunately there were no extra pieces left and none for us to save for an anniversary, I am thinking about having her make a small cake for our anniversary next year!

We highly recommend Irene Maston for your wedding cake or any cake that you need! She is very creative with her flavors and is able to do the most wild cake or the most traditional whatever you want!

Irene, thank you for making every guest at our wedding smile and tell us that they have never actually had wedding cake at a wedding that tasted good!! Even our DJ told us that he has tasted A LOT of wedding cakes and that this really topped them all, I gave him your name to spread the word!

Sara & James
Irene simply makes the most visually stunning and absolutely delicious cakes in the greater New England area. What we Read more...
Irene simply makes the most visually stunning and absolutely delicious cakes in the greater New England area. What we received from her is what I would have expected to come from a top pastry chef in New York, it really was that good. We ordered a chocolate espresso cake with a white chocolate buttercream frosting, with a chocolate raspberry ganache middle filling and 2 side fillings of lavender. This cake was to die for. My husband is not a sweets person and he loved the cake, it was moist, not too sweet and had the richest flavors. It was hard to even cut the cake as it looked so perfect and I didn't want to destroy it! I couldn't wait to have my piece though, unfortunately there were no extra pieces left and none for us to save for an anniversary, I am thinking about having her make a small cake for our anniversary next year!

We highly recommend Irene Maston for your wedding cake or any cake that you need! She is very creative with her flavors and is able to do the most wild cake or the most traditional whatever you want!

Irene, thank you for making every guest at our wedding smile and tell us that they have never actually had wedding cake at a wedding that tasted good!! Even our DJ told us that he has tasted A LOT of wedding cakes and that this really topped them all, I gave him your name to spread the word!

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diannat
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
I love cake, always have. And as someone in the hotel and event industry, I've tasted a lot of (bad) wedding cakes, which is why I was so nervous about picking a cake vendor for my own wedding cake.

When I first saw Irene's cakes, I refused to believe that they could taste good. I mean, they are so beautiful, how could they be delicious too? I gave in and made an appointment to taste with my mom, and couldn't be happier that I did!

I went the less traditional route and selected 12 of Irene's unique and utterly delicious cake flavors for a cake "buffet" - she was totally flexible and made it happen for us. This was the absolute HIT of the wedding day. From the MOIST (yes, moist!) cakes, to the delicious fillings to the simple but whimsical designs on the outside, this was the best wedding cake I'll ever have!

Irene, people may be calling you for the Oreo, carrot and dulce de leche cakes - they couldn't get enough! Thank you so much!
I love cake, always have. And as someone in the hotel and event industry, I've tasted a lot of (bad) wedding cakes, which Read more...
I love cake, always have. And as someone in the hotel and event industry, I've tasted a lot of (bad) wedding cakes, which is why I was so nervous about picking a cake vendor for my own wedding cake.

When I first saw Irene's cakes, I refused to believe that they could taste good. I mean, they are so beautiful, how could they be delicious too? I gave in and made an appointment to taste with my mom, and couldn't be happier that I did!

I went the less traditional route and selected 12 of Irene's unique and utterly delicious cake flavors for a cake "buffet" - she was totally flexible and made it happen for us. This was the absolute HIT of the wedding day. From the MOIST (yes, moist!) cakes, to the delicious fillings to the simple but whimsical designs on the outside, this was the best wedding cake I'll ever have!

Irene, people may be calling you for the Oreo, carrot and dulce de leche cakes - they couldn't get enough! Thank you so much! Read less
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Irene's Cakes by Design responded with the following comments:

Dianna, You are very welocme! I am so happy that the cake buffet was such a hit with your guests. Best wishes to you and Jess.
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Stacy
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
On September 12th, we celebrated our wedding in Pittsfield, Vermont at Riverside Farm and Irene made our delicious cake. She was a pleasure to work with and the cake was truly the best cake we've ever tasted. It was so much fun to be able to design not only the cake itself but also the combination of amazing flavors. We chose Sour Cream Chocolate cake with layers of White Chocolate Buttercream w/ strawberries, Bailey's Buttercream, and Espresso Ganache. The entire square layered, 3 tiered cake was frosted with Milk Chocolate Buttercream and topped with the most incredible sugar flower which was just like the picture I showed her of the one on my wedding dress. As a former wedding planner, I know from experience that many wedding cakes don't taste quite as great as they look. Everyone was raving about how beautiful and delicious our cake was.
We can't wait to eat our cake topper on our anniversary, though I don't think we'll be able to wait that long! :)
Nick and Stacy L.
On September 12th, we celebrated our wedding in Pittsfield, Vermont at Riverside Farm and Irene made our delicious cake. Read more...
On September 12th, we celebrated our wedding in Pittsfield, Vermont at Riverside Farm and Irene made our delicious cake. She was a pleasure to work with and the cake was truly the best cake we've ever tasted. It was so much fun to be able to design not only the cake itself but also the combination of amazing flavors. We chose Sour Cream Chocolate cake with layers of White Chocolate Buttercream w/ strawberries, Bailey's Buttercream, and Espresso Ganache. The entire square layered, 3 tiered cake was frosted with Milk Chocolate Buttercream and topped with the most incredible sugar flower which was just like the picture I showed her of the one on my wedding dress. As a former wedding planner, I know from experience that many wedding cakes don't taste quite as great as they look. Everyone was raving about how beautiful and delicious our cake was.
We can't wait to eat our cake topper on our anniversary, though I don't think we'll be able to wait that long! :)
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trobertson
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
When we met Irene for our cake tasting we had no question that she would deliver the wedding cake of our dreams. It was no surprise that come our wedding day, our guests were coming up to us asking if we had seen our cake and how increadible it looked. Irene did an amazing job matching our wedding cake (down to the exact color of our tablecloths) along with these very intricate sugar flowers that looked too good to eat! While many bakers may do a good job in making the cake look great, Irene also took it further and provided us with the best tasting cake we have ever had at a wedding. The cake tasted like it was 100% fresh from the baker and was layered with fresh fruit. We, and our guests were delighted!! I would definitely recommend Cakes by Irene to anyone looking for something tasty and special on their wedding day.
When we met Irene for our cake tasting we had no question that she would deliver the wedding cake of our dreams. It was no Read more...
When we met Irene for our cake tasting we had no question that she would deliver the wedding cake of our dreams. It was no surprise that come our wedding day, our guests were coming up to us asking if we had seen our cake and how increadible it looked. Irene did an amazing job matching our wedding cake (down to the exact color of our tablecloths) along with these very intricate sugar flowers that looked too good to eat! While many bakers may do a good job in making the cake look great, Irene also took it further and provided us with the best tasting cake we have ever had at a wedding. The cake tasted like it was 100% fresh from the baker and was layered with fresh fruit. We, and our guests were delighted!! I would definitely recommend Cakes by Irene to anyone looking for something tasty and special on their wedding day. Read less
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Sharon
Wedding:
8/1/2009
5.0/5.0
When my daughter asked if I would make her wedding cake using a favorite family recipe, I was touched but dismayed. Decorate her wedding cake? The day before her wedding? Not in this lifetime!

I suggested we find a professional willing to use the recipe instead, and our daughter sighed but agreed. Of the vendors near the wedding location, only Irene was willing to review the recipe, bake a sample cake, and tell us if she could take the recipe to scale for the wedding. I supplied the recipe by e-mail, she made a test version (for a fee), and determined that our daughter could have the cake she wanted, a cream cheese chocolate confection made from scratch for family birthdays and celebrations over the years. Irene's web site provided designs and the bride and groom selected the filling, icing and decoration. We opted for a "display" cake to serve about 85 plus a sheet cake for 70 or so, making the cutting easier on the caterer.

Needless to say, the cake was a hit. Many guests looked fruitlessly for leftovers once the dancing had begun. I especially appreciated the close-up pictures Irene took of the cake after setting it up at the reception; she e-mailed these to us after the happy affair was over. From initial inquiry through finalizing details and delivering what was promised, my daughter and I found Irene accommodating, skilled, and creative. An amusing testimony to the quality of her work is the number of guests who shared pictures taken during the reception with us. More than a few took pictures at the table of their served cake slices, before, during, and near the end of consumption!
When my daughter asked if I would make her wedding cake using a favorite family recipe, I was touched but dismayed. Read more...
When my daughter asked if I would make her wedding cake using a favorite family recipe, I was touched but dismayed. Decorate her wedding cake? The day before her wedding? Not in this lifetime!

I suggested we find a professional willing to use the recipe instead, and our daughter sighed but agreed. Of the vendors near the wedding location, only Irene was willing to review the recipe, bake a sample cake, and tell us if she could take the recipe to scale for the wedding. I supplied the recipe by e-mail, she made a test version (for a fee), and determined that our daughter could have the cake she wanted, a cream cheese chocolate confection made from scratch for family birthdays and celebrations over the years. Irene's web site provided designs and the bride and groom selected the filling, icing and decoration. We opted for a "display" cake to serve about 85 plus a sheet cake for 70 or so, making the cutting easier on the caterer.

Needless to say, the cake was a hit. Many guests looked fruitlessly for leftovers once the dancing had begun. I especially appreciated the close-up pictures Irene took of the cake after setting it up at the reception; she e-mailed these to us after the happy affair was over. From initial inquiry through finalizing details and delivering what was promised, my daughter and I found Irene accommodating, skilled, and creative. An amusing testimony to the quality of her work is the number of guests who shared pictures taken during the reception with us. More than a few took pictures at the table of their served cake slices, before, during, and near the end of consumption! Read less
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Christie & Mike
Wedding:
7/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Irene blew us away! She created our beautiful wedding cake for last July 2009 and it far exceeded our expectations. She took our vision of the Lord of the Rings' Rivendell as a theme and set in a garden and created a masterpiece of intricacy, attention to detail, and a of course, delectable cake. We were so impressed with her portfolio and saw how important it was for her to create a perfect cake for us. She really payed attention to what we liked and even matched our wedding colors perfectly. The best part was the topper... she was able to take our wedding logo (we are graphic designers) and make it 3-D. It is easy to tell that Irene truly loves what she does! Thank you so much Irene!
Irene blew us away! She created our beautiful wedding cake for last July 2009 and it far exceeded our expectations. She Read more...
Irene blew us away! She created our beautiful wedding cake for last July 2009 and it far exceeded our expectations. She took our vision of the Lord of the Rings' Rivendell as a theme and set in a garden and created a masterpiece of intricacy, attention to detail, and a of course, delectable cake. We were so impressed with her portfolio and saw how important it was for her to create a perfect cake for us. She really payed attention to what we liked and even matched our wedding colors perfectly. The best part was the topper... she was able to take our wedding logo (we are graphic designers) and make it 3-D. It is easy to tell that Irene truly loves what she does! Thank you so much Irene! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
7/19/2009
5.0/5.0
On July 19th, 2009, my husband and I had a wonderful wedding ceremony in Ludlow Vermont. Our wedding planner highly recommended Irene. They said her cakes looked great and tasted wonderful. They were right!!! We has a great experience working with Irene. The cake tasting was fun, informative and very professional. She listened when I decided to change the size of my cake and was so patient. Our guests loved the flavor of the cake and were amazed at her decorating skills. Our cake was one of a kind and we hope to work with her again for parties and anniversaries.
On July 19th, 2009, my husband and I had a wonderful wedding ceremony in Ludlow Vermont. Our wedding planner highly Read more...
On July 19th, 2009, my husband and I had a wonderful wedding ceremony in Ludlow Vermont. Our wedding planner highly recommended Irene. They said her cakes looked great and tasted wonderful. They were right!!! We has a great experience working with Irene. The cake tasting was fun, informative and very professional. She listened when I decided to change the size of my cake and was so patient. Our guests loved the flavor of the cake and were amazed at her decorating skills. Our cake was one of a kind and we hope to work with her again for parties and anniversaries. Read less
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cahebert
Wedding:
6/13/2009
5.0/5.0
We can't say enough good things about Irene and her talent. She really listened to my husband and I. We had shown her printouts of cakes we liked and various designs and told her what would be special to us and she incorporated it. Other vendors we spoke with didn't even offer "cake testing". We traveled 3 hrs to meet with her personally and partake in cake testing and I'm so glad we did. It allowed my husband and I to combine our "flavors" tastefully :) The cake was the perfect size for the amount of guests we had, and she delivered and set up the cake the day of the wedding perfectly. Every aspect of our wedding cake was of utmost quality and perfection. I plan on getting our anniversary cake from Irene, even if I have to travel 3 hrs to get it! We highly recommend Irene�s Cakes by Design! Warmest regards, Carolyn & Eric Hebert
We can't say enough good things about Irene and her talent. She really listened to my husband and I. We had shown her Read more...
We can't say enough good things about Irene and her talent. She really listened to my husband and I. We had shown her printouts of cakes we liked and various designs and told her what would be special to us and she incorporated it. Other vendors we spoke with didn't even offer "cake testing". We traveled 3 hrs to meet with her personally and partake in cake testing and I'm so glad we did. It allowed my husband and I to combine our "flavors" tastefully :) The cake was the perfect size for the amount of guests we had, and she delivered and set up the cake the day of the wedding perfectly. Every aspect of our wedding cake was of utmost quality and perfection. I plan on getting our anniversary cake from Irene, even if I have to travel 3 hrs to get it! We highly recommend Irene�s Cakes by Design! Warmest regards, Carolyn & Eric Hebert Read less
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NancyDoyle
Wedding:
1/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Irene's cakes are amazing. She did my wedding cake -- a wonderful snowflake-themed concoction -- and a groom's cake too. She is very creative and flexible and reasonably priced. My advice is to give her a general idea of what you want and then turn her loose to be creative, because she's a good listener. I gave her room to operate and she came up with some wonderfully creative additions to the groom's cake. Oh my gosh, and the cakes tasted sooo good!!! How can something that pretty taste that good too! Irene works very well with my reception site, the Four Chimneys Inn -- they had a seamless interface where I didn't have to get involved in logistics of delivery, and that's always nice too.
Irene's cakes are amazing. She did my wedding cake -- a wonderful snowflake-themed concoction -- and a groom's cake too. Read more...
Irene's cakes are amazing. She did my wedding cake -- a wonderful snowflake-themed concoction -- and a groom's cake too. She is very creative and flexible and reasonably priced. My advice is to give her a general idea of what you want and then turn her loose to be creative, because she's a good listener. I gave her room to operate and she came up with some wonderfully creative additions to the groom's cake. Oh my gosh, and the cakes tasted sooo good!!! How can something that pretty taste that good too! Irene works very well with my reception site, the Four Chimneys Inn -- they had a seamless interface where I didn't have to get involved in logistics of delivery, and that's always nice too. Read less
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Gretchen
Wedding:
7/12/2008
5.0/5.0
We can't tell you how lucky we are to have just celebrated our 1 year anniversary and got to eat Irene's cake AGAIN! Irene is a amazing baker and cake designer. She executed our visions perfectly and provided us not only with a beautiful cake, but an outrageously delicious one as well. We met with several cake designers for taste tests and we were by far the most impressed with Irene. She's extremely talented and we would recommend her in a heartbeat to anyone getting married in Vermont. Thanks Irene!!
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We can't tell you how lucky we are to have just celebrated our 1 year anniversary and got to eat Irene's cake AGAIN! Irene is a amazing baker and cake designer. She executed our visions perfectly and provided us not only with a beautiful cake, but an outrageously delicious one as well. We met with several cake designers for taste tests and we were by far the most impressed with Irene. She's extremely talented and we would recommend her in a heartbeat to anyone getting married in Vermont. Thanks Irene!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Speechless! The cake was the best cake I have ever had, and I don't traditionally like cake! I wanted cheesecake in my initial wedding plans but that didn't pan out. So we went to taste test with Irene. That was fun and it all tasted so good. We decided on a white chocolate buttercream frosting with a white chocolate cake with 3 fillings raspberry strawberry and maple. We froze the extra and still eat it. It's so decadent a sliver is filling. People loved the cake. Even the decorations matched our fall sophisticated theme with simple decor as well. It was like a cream colored cake with branches and red berries and a few fall leaves made out of molded chocolate. Beautiful!

Irene is worth the extra money for the quality of her product and her service. I highly recommend her.
Speechless! The cake was the best cake I have ever had, and I don't traditionally like cake! I wanted cheesecake in my Read more...
Speechless! The cake was the best cake I have ever had, and I don't traditionally like cake! I wanted cheesecake in my initial wedding plans but that didn't pan out. So we went to taste test with Irene. That was fun and it all tasted so good. We decided on a white chocolate buttercream frosting with a white chocolate cake with 3 fillings raspberry strawberry and maple. We froze the extra and still eat it. It's so decadent a sliver is filling. People loved the cake. Even the decorations matched our fall sophisticated theme with simple decor as well. It was like a cream colored cake with branches and red berries and a few fall leaves made out of molded chocolate. Beautiful!

Irene is worth the extra money for the quality of her product and her service. I highly recommend her. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
From the start, Irene was great to work with. She gave us a ton of choices for our tasting and we were able to alternate layers of cake with two different flavors. Our cake was beautiful, reasonably priced, arrived on time, and was exactly what we wanted!
From the start, Irene was great to work with. She gave us a ton of choices for our tasting and we were able to alternate Read more...
From the start, Irene was great to work with. She gave us a ton of choices for our tasting and we were able to alternate layers of cake with two different flavors. Our cake was beautiful, reasonably priced, arrived on time, and was exactly what we wanted! Read less
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Dianne
Wedding:
10/2/2013
4.9/5.0
Irene's cakes is probably the best kept secret. She made us a very beautiful
wedding cake (for a small wedding) that was perfect in every way. My husband is not usually a big fan of cakes from places other than the grocery stores (LOL), but even he very much liked this "bakery" cake. Irene is a
doll to work with. Her price was unbeatable and she was kind enough to deliver the cake to our destination of choice (without an added fee.) From
now on, whenever I need a cake, you can be sure I will get my cakes, etc.
from Irene. Use her, folks, the cake is delicious, price is right, looks great!
Irene's cakes is probably the best kept secret. She made us a very beautiful
wedding cake (for a small wedding) that Read more...
Irene's cakes is probably the best kept secret. She made us a very beautiful
wedding cake (for a small wedding) that was perfect in every way. My husband is not usually a big fan of cakes from places other than the grocery stores (LOL), but even he very much liked this "bakery" cake. Irene is a
doll to work with. Her price was unbeatable and she was kind enough to deliver the cake to our destination of choice (without an added fee.) From
now on, whenever I need a cake, you can be sure I will get my cakes, etc.
from Irene. Use her, folks, the cake is delicious, price is right, looks great! Read less
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Renee
Wedding:
7/13/2012
4.9/5.0
One of my favorite parts of wedding planning was our cake tasting at Irene’s Cakes By Design. We got to sample all the delicious flavors of cakes and fillings. I didn’t have a very good idea of what I wanted it to look like (and to be honest I was more concerned with taste than design.) But with Irene I didn’t have to choose between flavor and design. She had portfolios full of beautiful cakes which helped me to decide on our design. We went with a three tiered white chocolate cake with two layers of seedless raspberry jam with white chocolate and the middle with kirsch buttercream. The outside was decorated in Celtic scrolls with purple ribbon and a triquetra on top. It was simple and elegant, just as we wanted. I was amazed with how perfect it turned out. We have heard nothing but rave reviews of our wedding cake from our guests. I highly recommend Irene’s Cakes by design.
One of my favorite parts of wedding planning was our cake tasting at Irene’s Cakes By Design. We got to sample all the Read more...
One of my favorite parts of wedding planning was our cake tasting at Irene’s Cakes By Design. We got to sample all the delicious flavors of cakes and fillings. I didn’t have a very good idea of what I wanted it to look like (and to be honest I was more concerned with taste than design.) But with Irene I didn’t have to choose between flavor and design. She had portfolios full of beautiful cakes which helped me to decide on our design. We went with a three tiered white chocolate cake with two layers of seedless raspberry jam with white chocolate and the middle with kirsch buttercream. The outside was decorated in Celtic scrolls with purple ribbon and a triquetra on top. It was simple and elegant, just as we wanted. I was amazed with how perfect it turned out. We have heard nothing but rave reviews of our wedding cake from our guests. I highly recommend Irene’s Cakes by design. Read less
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Katherine
Wedding:
5/26/2013
4.8/5.0
My husband and I were married in Vermont at a ski lodge and were looking for something that was sort of "rustic." Irene designed a lovely birch cake that went perfectly with our theme. We were able to try an abundance of flavors and choose the combination that we liked best- she has nearly unlimited possibilities. The albums of the other cakes that she had designed in the past were similarly impressive. The combination that we chose was not the most "budget-friendly" but she has some options that are less pricey than others. I would definitely recommend her to friends.
My husband and I were married in Vermont at a ski lodge and were looking for something that was sort of "rustic." Irene Read more...
My husband and I were married in Vermont at a ski lodge and were looking for something that was sort of "rustic." Irene designed a lovely birch cake that went perfectly with our theme. We were able to try an abundance of flavors and choose the combination that we liked best- she has nearly unlimited possibilities. The albums of the other cakes that she had designed in the past were similarly impressive. The combination that we chose was not the most "budget-friendly" but she has some options that are less pricey than others. I would definitely recommend her to friends. Read less
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Irene's Cakes by Design responded with the following comments:

Hi Katherine,
Thank you very much! Best wishes to you.
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siobhan234
Wedding:
8/21/2011
4.8/5.0
Irene provided us a small lemon cake for our wedding. The price was very reasonable and she even gave us free delivery. I would recommend her to others.
Irene provided us a small lemon cake for our wedding. The price was very reasonable and she even gave us free delivery. I Read more...
Irene provided us a small lemon cake for our wedding. The price was very reasonable and she even gave us free delivery. I would recommend her to others. Read less
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Catherine
Wedding:
6/23/2007
4.8/5.0
My husband and I were extremely happy with the wedding cake that Irene created for us. Irene was exceptionally helpful and was willing/able to accomodate all of our requests.
My husband and I were extremely happy with the wedding cake that Irene created for us. Irene was exceptionally helpful and Read more...
My husband and I were extremely happy with the wedding cake that Irene created for us. Irene was exceptionally helpful and was willing/able to accomodate all of our requests. Read less
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VermontCouple
Wedding:
6/27/2009
4.8/5.0
My beautiful bride and I loved Irene's cake. It was the perfect topper on a perfect day. It was delicious, and she incorporated our designs flawlessly.
My beautiful bride and I loved Irene's cake. It was the perfect topper on a perfect day. It was delicious, and she Read more...
My beautiful bride and I loved Irene's cake. It was the perfect topper on a perfect day. It was delicious, and she incorporated our designs flawlessly. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/10/2013
4.7/5.0
We could not have been happier with the way our wedding desserts from Irene turned out (we did a 2-tier cake, cake pops and cupcakes....the cake pops were gone early!). So many of our guests were blown away by the dessert table. Not only were they DELICIOUS (they were the last thing we ate on our wedding day) but Irene was also a pleasure to work with and accommodated our many changes along the way without a hiccup. You can have complete faith that she will understand your vision and deliver what you want.
We could not have been happier with the way our wedding desserts from Irene turned out (we did a 2-tier cake, cake pops Read more...
We could not have been happier with the way our wedding desserts from Irene turned out (we did a 2-tier cake, cake pops and cupcakes....the cake pops were gone early!). So many of our guests were blown away by the dessert table. Not only were they DELICIOUS (they were the last thing we ate on our wedding day) but Irene was also a pleasure to work with and accommodated our many changes along the way without a hiccup. You can have complete faith that she will understand your vision and deliver what you want. Read less
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Christy
Wedding:
3/3/2012
4.6/5.0
Irene's Cakes are amazing. She places attention to flavor, presentation, and takes cake art to a wonderful place! If you are looking for someone to create a thoughtful and truly unique cake for you, then Irene should be fully considered. Our cakes were the talk of the wedding (during and after); I do not think there is a better measure of quality.
Irene's Cakes are amazing. She places attention to flavor, presentation, and takes cake art to a wonderful place! If you Read more...
Irene's Cakes are amazing. She places attention to flavor, presentation, and takes cake art to a wonderful place! If you are looking for someone to create a thoughtful and truly unique cake for you, then Irene should be fully considered. Our cakes were the talk of the wedding (during and after); I do not think there is a better measure of quality. Read less
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Jenn
Wedding:
7/16/2011
3.2/5.0
Our cake was DELICIOUS, but that is where our raves about Irene's Cakes by Design must end. We ordered a small, two tiered cake for our wedding that was similar (NOT A REPLICA) to a previous cake she had made. The majority of our cake cost was for the handmade cake topper we ordered from her, which was supposed to be a personalized version of the Hey Diddle Diddle Nursery Rhyme using our cat and dog. When we saw our cake, she had simply replicated the cake from her album. We asked for blue with silver stars, the cake was blue and gold. Our cat and dog were missing from the topper--only the cow jumping over the moon (over half the topper was missing). Irene did end up sending us the remainder of our topper after the wedding, stating she had "forgotten" them. While we appreciate getting the missing pieces, it defeated the purpose, and we had talked to our guests so much about the personalized aspect of our cake which was NOT delivered. We were really disappointed, but at least we had a cake.
*We did end up receiving a full refund for our cake topper from Irene since it was not what we had paid for. We greatly appreciated this gesture, feeling it was a very professional way to acknowledge responsibility for the mistake.
Our cake was DELICIOUS, but that is where our raves about Irene's Cakes by Design must end. We ordered a small, two tiered Read more...
Our cake was DELICIOUS, but that is where our raves about Irene's Cakes by Design must end. We ordered a small, two tiered cake for our wedding that was similar (NOT A REPLICA) to a previous cake she had made. The majority of our cake cost was for the handmade cake topper we ordered from her, which was supposed to be a personalized version of the Hey Diddle Diddle Nursery Rhyme using our cat and dog. When we saw our cake, she had simply replicated the cake from her album. We asked for blue with silver stars, the cake was blue and gold. Our cat and dog were missing from the topper--only the cow jumping over the moon (over half the topper was missing). Irene did end up sending us the remainder of our topper after the wedding, stating she had "forgotten" them. While we appreciate getting the missing pieces, it defeated the purpose, and we had talked to our guests so much about the personalized aspect of our cake which was NOT delivered. We were really disappointed, but at least we had a cake.
*We did end up receiving a full refund for our cake topper from Irene since it was not what we had paid for. We greatly appreciated this gesture, feeling it was a very professional way to acknowledge responsibility for the mistake. Read less
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