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Jefferson Market & Cakery [Bakeshop Wedding Cakes]

Ann Arbor , MI

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Ann Arbor, MI US
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Tanya
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
I got my wedding cake here. During my consultation I showed Mary a picture of a cake and told her what I wanted adjusted, and when I walked into my reception hall I saw a cake that was exactly what I had in my head. It was perfect.

We got chocolate with raspberry buttercream and pink champagne with a strawberry reduction. The chocolate cake was amazing and disappeared from the cake table, but there were a few of the pink champagne left, for some reason it taste quite as delicious as I remembered it tasting during the consultation. However, it was still very good and I was very pleased with the results.

I couldn't have for more and the cake was very reasonably priced.
I got my wedding cake here. During my consultation I showed Mary a picture of a cake and told her what I wanted adjusted, Read more...
I got my wedding cake here. During my consultation I showed Mary a picture of a cake and told her what I wanted adjusted, and when I walked into my reception hall I saw a cake that was exactly what I had in my head. It was perfect.

We got chocolate with raspberry buttercream and pink champagne with a strawberry reduction. The chocolate cake was amazing and disappeared from the cake table, but there were a few of the pink champagne left, for some reason it taste quite as delicious as I remembered it tasting during the consultation. However, it was still very good and I was very pleased with the results.

I couldn't have for more and the cake was very reasonably priced. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
We searched high and low for a place that would make a tasty, nice looking sugar free cake, and Mary at Jefferson Market exceeded our expectations! It was lovely and reasonably priced. We had non-sugar-free sheet cakes served to our guests as well. Everyone said our cake was tasty.
We searched high and low for a place that would make a tasty, nice looking sugar free cake, and Mary at Jefferson Market Read more...
We searched high and low for a place that would make a tasty, nice looking sugar free cake, and Mary at Jefferson Market exceeded our expectations! It was lovely and reasonably priced. We had non-sugar-free sheet cakes served to our guests as well. Everyone said our cake was tasty. Read less
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Melanie
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
This was the best cake I ever had at a wedding! We received so many compliments. They use all natural local products. Who wouldn't love chocolate cake with salted caramel filling! Just a great little neighborhood bakery!
This was the best cake I ever had at a wedding! We received so many compliments. They use all natural local products. Who Read more...
This was the best cake I ever had at a wedding! We received so many compliments. They use all natural local products. Who wouldn't love chocolate cake with salted caramel filling! Just a great little neighborhood bakery! Read less
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Ruth
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
We weren't that excited about having a traditional tiered cake and my husband had the idea to make a cake inspired by a video game he enjoyed, so we ordered an untraditional cake from Jefferson Market for our wedding inspired by the video game Portal. Our cake consisted of two round "portal" cakes, one outlined in orange and the other in blue. Bride and groom figures were formed from fondant, with the legs going into one portal, and the heads and torsos coming out of the other. (This was the only fondant on the cake.)

Mary was awesome and they seemed excited to do this nontraditional cake for us. I was slightly worried the fondant figures might not look great, but they came out very cute and we received many compliments. My niece was excited to "eat a piece with the lady". More importantly, it tasted great! We chose a lemon cake with berry filling and it was delicious. I can't wait to order another slice! Also, they offer complimentary tasting when you order cakes with them, which helped us decide on the flavor.
We weren't that excited about having a traditional tiered cake and my husband had the idea to make a cake inspired by a Read more...
We weren't that excited about having a traditional tiered cake and my husband had the idea to make a cake inspired by a video game he enjoyed, so we ordered an untraditional cake from Jefferson Market for our wedding inspired by the video game Portal. Our cake consisted of two round "portal" cakes, one outlined in orange and the other in blue. Bride and groom figures were formed from fondant, with the legs going into one portal, and the heads and torsos coming out of the other. (This was the only fondant on the cake.)

Mary was awesome and they seemed excited to do this nontraditional cake for us. I was slightly worried the fondant figures might not look great, but they came out very cute and we received many compliments. My niece was excited to "eat a piece with the lady". More importantly, it tasted great! We chose a lemon cake with berry filling and it was delicious. I can't wait to order another slice! Also, they offer complimentary tasting when you order cakes with them, which helped us decide on the flavor. Read less
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Chenelle
Wedding:
6/22/2013
4.9/5.0
Jefferson Market & Cakery was great! Loved the team! I really just wanted a good looking cake that tasted great - no fancy filling, etc. I found a cake design on Pinterest that I loved and the Cakery replicated it without a problem! Also, most importantly, the cake tasted great.
Jefferson Market & Cakery was great! Loved the team! I really just wanted a good looking cake that tasted great - no fancy Read more...
Jefferson Market & Cakery was great! Loved the team! I really just wanted a good looking cake that tasted great - no fancy filling, etc. I found a cake design on Pinterest that I loved and the Cakery replicated it without a problem! Also, most importantly, the cake tasted great. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Ali made our wedding cake. I do not have adjectives enough to do justice to her baking! We wanted a beautiful wedding cake that tasted AMAZING. Our cake was gorgeous and absolutely scrumptuous! I recommend her for weddings or any other occasion. If you can, go to her shop and eat some pastries.
Ali made our wedding cake. I do not have adjectives enough to do justice to her baking! We wanted a beautiful wedding cake Read more...
Ali made our wedding cake. I do not have adjectives enough to do justice to her baking! We wanted a beautiful wedding cake that tasted AMAZING. Our cake was gorgeous and absolutely scrumptuous! I recommend her for weddings or any other occasion. If you can, go to her shop and eat some pastries. Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Jefferson Cakery was wonderful! Our wedding cake turned out exactly like I pictured and the cake was so moist and delicious. The tiramisu flavor was my favorite! I thought the pricing was very affordable as well. I also did a groom's cake with them (Michigan football cake) and it looked perfect!
Jefferson Cakery was wonderful! Our wedding cake turned out exactly like I pictured and the cake was so moist and Read more...
Jefferson Cakery was wonderful! Our wedding cake turned out exactly like I pictured and the cake was so moist and delicious. The tiramisu flavor was my favorite! I thought the pricing was very affordable as well. I also did a groom's cake with them (Michigan football cake) and it looked perfect! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
The cake was that rare combination: it looked beautiful and tasted amazing! I will be their customer for life.
The cake was that rare combination: it looked beautiful and tasted amazing! I will be their customer for life.
The cake was that rare combination: it looked beautiful and tasted amazing! I will be their customer for life. Read less
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Tana
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Everyone raved about my wedding cake! Lemon pound cake with strawberry filling for one tier and chocolate cake with peanut butter mousse for the other tier...talk about incredible!! You have to try a cake from this bakery!
Everyone raved about my wedding cake! Lemon pound cake with strawberry filling for one tier and chocolate cake with peanut Read more...
Everyone raved about my wedding cake! Lemon pound cake with strawberry filling for one tier and chocolate cake with peanut butter mousse for the other tier...talk about incredible!! You have to try a cake from this bakery! Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
If you want to support a small local business and also have an incredibly tasty wedding cake, contact Mary at Jefferson Market & Cakery. She was a pleasure to work with. We loved taste testing all of her delicious cakes. My favorite was the "springtime on the lake cake." A friend of mine said it was the best wedding cake she had ever tasted, including her own (and I know that the cake she had for her wedding the year before was chosen after ~10 tastings, and was more than double the price of what Mary charges.) While I don't think that the designs that are offered at Jefferson Market & Cakery are as intricate as other bakeries, offer I think the quality of the cake far exceeds the competition.
If you want to support a small local business and also have an incredibly tasty wedding cake, contact Mary at Jefferson Read more...
If you want to support a small local business and also have an incredibly tasty wedding cake, contact Mary at Jefferson Market & Cakery. She was a pleasure to work with. We loved taste testing all of her delicious cakes. My favorite was the "springtime on the lake cake." A friend of mine said it was the best wedding cake she had ever tasted, including her own (and I know that the cake she had for her wedding the year before was chosen after ~10 tastings, and was more than double the price of what Mary charges.) While I don't think that the designs that are offered at Jefferson Market & Cakery are as intricate as other bakeries, offer I think the quality of the cake far exceeds the competition. Read less
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Alyssa
Wedding:
9/23/2011
4.8/5.0
Mary at the Jefferson Cakery was great to work with. First of all, the cakes there are amazing! I tasted a lot of cakes, from a lot of different places before choosing this vendor. Their cakes are super flavorful and moist. Once we tasted the chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and the white cake with the strawberry reduction, we were sold!

Also, Mary was very flexible and patient with me. I went back and forth for a month or so trying to decide whether I was going to do a cake or cupcakes. Whenever I had any questions, Mary was quick to get back to me by e-mail. We finally decided on a traditional wedding cake, and I definitely don't regret spending a little extra to get it.

I will say that although our cake was delicious and beautiful, the frosting was a little melty which made it difficult to cut and serve nicely. Still, that is really my only complaint. I would certainly recommend this vendor to other brides.
Mary at the Jefferson Cakery was great to work with. First of all, the cakes there are amazing! I tasted a lot of cakes, Read more...
Mary at the Jefferson Cakery was great to work with. First of all, the cakes there are amazing! I tasted a lot of cakes, from a lot of different places before choosing this vendor. Their cakes are super flavorful and moist. Once we tasted the chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and the white cake with the strawberry reduction, we were sold!

Also, Mary was very flexible and patient with me. I went back and forth for a month or so trying to decide whether I was going to do a cake or cupcakes. Whenever I had any questions, Mary was quick to get back to me by e-mail. We finally decided on a traditional wedding cake, and I definitely don't regret spending a little extra to get it.

I will say that although our cake was delicious and beautiful, the frosting was a little melty which made it difficult to cut and serve nicely. Still, that is really my only complaint. I would certainly recommend this vendor to other brides. Read less
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miriam
Wedding:
10/24/2010
5.0/5.0
I contacted Mary with only 3 weeks till my wedding which was planned in less than three months. She was fabulous,professional, accomodating and willing to assist with pictures, ribbon and planning. The cake was amazing!, a plaid cake was unusual but perfect for our Autumn, Celtic, rustic/elegant wedding. The cost was reasonable and Mary even opened up early to allow us to pick it up and deliver it ourselves. Thank you for making the tastiest, most beautiful cake that I could imagine!
I contacted Mary with only 3 weeks till my wedding which was planned in less than three months. She was Read more...
I contacted Mary with only 3 weeks till my wedding which was planned in less than three months. She was fabulous,professional, accomodating and willing to assist with pictures, ribbon and planning. The cake was amazing!, a plaid cake was unusual but perfect for our Autumn, Celtic, rustic/elegant wedding. The cost was reasonable and Mary even opened up early to allow us to pick it up and deliver it ourselves. Thank you for making the tastiest, most beautiful cake that I could imagine! Read less
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Mary James
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
As the mother of a bride who lived far away, I had the job of tasting cakes from four AA bakeries. Jefferson Mkt won me over with a great chocolate cake at a great price. The cake looked fabulous and the staff were very responsive.
As the mother of a bride who lived far away, I had the job of tasting cakes from four AA bakeries. Jefferson Mkt won me Read more...
As the mother of a bride who lived far away, I had the job of tasting cakes from four AA bakeries. Jefferson Mkt won me over with a great chocolate cake at a great price. The cake looked fabulous and the staff were very responsive. Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
8/7/2010
4.4/5.0
the cake was DELICIOUS. and looked beautiful.
the cake was DELICIOUS. and looked beautiful.
the cake was DELICIOUS. and looked beautiful. Read less
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KatieMae
Wedding:
7/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Mary and the Cakery provided 150+ cupcakes for my wedding this summer in Ann Arbor. From the free cake tasting, to her flexibility when I decided to just have cupcakes and not cake (for reasons unrelated to her), to her help setting up the cupcakes at the venue, Mary was easy to work with and went above and beyond. We got three flavors of cupcake (red velvet/buttercream, chocolate/chocolate, and chocolate/raspberry), and they were all delicious, attractive, and just the right size. We received several compliments from guests on the cupcakes.

If you can, definitely work Sunday brunch at the Jefferson Market into your planning. They have a creative and tasty menu.
Mary and the Cakery provided 150+ cupcakes for my wedding this summer in Ann Arbor. From the free cake tasting, to her Read more...
Mary and the Cakery provided 150+ cupcakes for my wedding this summer in Ann Arbor. From the free cake tasting, to her flexibility when I decided to just have cupcakes and not cake (for reasons unrelated to her), to her help setting up the cupcakes at the venue, Mary was easy to work with and went above and beyond. We got three flavors of cupcake (red velvet/buttercream, chocolate/chocolate, and chocolate/raspberry), and they were all delicious, attractive, and just the right size. We received several compliments from guests on the cupcakes.

If you can, definitely work Sunday brunch at the Jefferson Market into your planning. They have a creative and tasty menu. Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
5/29/2010
4.4/5.0
We were very picky about our cake as my husband is German and thinks most American cake is way too sweet. I thought we would not find anything he liked, then we found Mary and the Cakery at Jefferson Market! Mary uses real fruit filling as opposed to "jelly" fillings and this really set her apart from the other bakers. Additionally, her butter cream frosting was not overly sweet. After we tasted the tiramisu cake, we were sold. I had a picture of a cake I wanted, and when I met with Mary's assistant she explained that the cake in the picture was torted, meaning it had an extra layer of cake in each tier. The assistant also said that torting the cake would help serve an additional 30-40 people, so it seemed the way to go for us...the cake would look how I wanted and serve all our guests. When finalizing the details a month before the wedding when final payment was due, Mary told me her assistant was being overly optimistic and the cake would not feed more than 100 people even if torted. I don't understand why two bakers in one store have such differing opinion on how many servings a cake can have; additionally, I wish Mary had made this comment when I mailed in my down payment months before so we could have decided what to do then. I mean, my quote clearly stated that it would serve 130-140 people if we torted it. Part of mey feels the baker should have been obligated to provide a cake that feeds 140 people at my original price but I didn't press the issue. It wasn't a huge deal for me, but I imagine this would cause a lot of stress for someone on a strict budget. So anyway, I asked Mary for a couple specific options to get cake that would feed 130 people. I decided to leave the original cake as is and get an extra cake for the kitchen, and mailed an extra payment to the bakery. On the day of the wedding, the cake we had was four tiers. I was hoping for a "tall" three tier cake, and I got a short "four" tier cake. I didn't even think the cake was torted because it was not nearly as tall as the cake in my picture. I emailed Mary about it after the wedding and she said it was torted. No explanation as to what happened to the kitchen cake or why she went ahead and added a fourth tier against my final wishes. Maybe she thought she was being generous. It wasn't a huge deal, I just didn't get the cake I was expecting. I wish her or her assistant had been more clear in explaining what I would need to purchase to get a cake more similar to the one in my photo. I reviewed some of Mary's past emails, and I think she gave me the option of adding another torte to each tier, but I was under the impression from her assistant adding one torte would make the cake like my photo. In summary, this place has awesome tasting cake. Many guests told me it was great (the tiramisu cake was a hit!), and many guests had more than one piece and there was none left over. If I could give 10 stars for taste, I would. If you are really picky on cake design and that is more important to you than taste, then I am not sure if this is the best baker for you. My experience is similar to other reviewers in that I did not get what I was expecting. This is also why I rated lower on flexibility. I feel like the baker made what they wanted to make, and not what I wanted.
We were very picky about our cake as my husband is German and thinks most American cake is way too sweet. I thought we Read more...
We were very picky about our cake as my husband is German and thinks most American cake is way too sweet. I thought we would not find anything he liked, then we found Mary and the Cakery at Jefferson Market! Mary uses real fruit filling as opposed to "jelly" fillings and this really set her apart from the other bakers. Additionally, her butter cream frosting was not overly sweet. After we tasted the tiramisu cake, we were sold. I had a picture of a cake I wanted, and when I met with Mary's assistant she explained that the cake in the picture was torted, meaning it had an extra layer of cake in each tier. The assistant also said that torting the cake would help serve an additional 30-40 people, so it seemed the way to go for us...the cake would look how I wanted and serve all our guests. When finalizing the details a month before the wedding when final payment was due, Mary told me her assistant was being overly optimistic and the cake would not feed more than 100 people even if torted. I don't understand why two bakers in one store have such differing opinion on how many servings a cake can have; additionally, I wish Mary had made this comment when I mailed in my down payment months before so we could have decided what to do then. I mean, my quote clearly stated that it would serve 130-140 people if we torted it. Part of mey feels the baker should have been obligated to provide a cake that feeds 140 people at my original price but I didn't press the issue. It wasn't a huge deal for me, but I imagine this would cause a lot of stress for someone on a strict budget. So anyway, I asked Mary for a couple specific options to get cake that would feed 130 people. I decided to leave the original cake as is and get an extra cake for the kitchen, and mailed an extra payment to the bakery. On the day of the wedding, the cake we had was four tiers. I was hoping for a "tall" three tier cake, and I got a short "four" tier cake. I didn't even think the cake was torted because it was not nearly as tall as the cake in my picture. I emailed Mary about it after the wedding and she said it was torted. No explanation as to what happened to the kitchen cake or why she went ahead and added a fourth tier against my final wishes. Maybe she thought she was being generous. It wasn't a huge deal, I just didn't get the cake I was expecting. I wish her or her assistant had been more clear in explaining what I would need to purchase to get a cake more similar to the one in my photo. I reviewed some of Mary's past emails, and I think she gave me the option of adding another torte to each tier, but I was under the impression from her assistant adding one torte would make the cake like my photo. In summary, this place has awesome tasting cake. Many guests told me it was great (the tiramisu cake was a hit!), and many guests had more than one piece and there was none left over. If I could give 10 stars for taste, I would. If you are really picky on cake design and that is more important to you than taste, then I am not sure if this is the best baker for you. My experience is similar to other reviewers in that I did not get what I was expecting. This is also why I rated lower on flexibility. I feel like the baker made what they wanted to make, and not what I wanted. Read less
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HappyWife,HappyLife
Wedding:
4/11/2010
4.4/5.0
Mary was very nice to work with and the cake was delicious! The 2 flavors were chocolate and lemon with the berry compote. Really good. The cake fit our design plan but it seemed smaller than what I thought it would be when I saw it at the reception- but that could just be my fault. Not sure.
Mary was very nice to work with and the cake was delicious! The 2 flavors were chocolate and lemon with the berry compote. Read more...
Mary was very nice to work with and the cake was delicious! The 2 flavors were chocolate and lemon with the berry compote. Really good. The cake fit our design plan but it seemed smaller than what I thought it would be when I saw it at the reception- but that could just be my fault. Not sure. Read less
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nbrannen
Wedding:
4/3/2010
3.7/5.0
The cake tasted great and everyone at the wedding expressed this but we weren't 100% satisfied with the look of the cake. It was exactly what we wanted but unfortunately the tiers were uneven and very visible to the eye. That was the first thing we noticed when looking at the cake. The top tier was not even close to being centered and something that disappointed us. At a certain angle we were able to take pictures of the cake without even noticing the uneveness so we were happy with that and in the long run we probably wont even remember but definitely was something that caused disappointment for us.
The cake tasted great and everyone at the wedding expressed this but we weren't 100% satisfied with the look of the cake. Read more...
The cake tasted great and everyone at the wedding expressed this but we weren't 100% satisfied with the look of the cake. It was exactly what we wanted but unfortunately the tiers were uneven and very visible to the eye. That was the first thing we noticed when looking at the cake. The top tier was not even close to being centered and something that disappointed us. At a certain angle we were able to take pictures of the cake without even noticing the uneveness so we were happy with that and in the long run we probably wont even remember but definitely was something that caused disappointment for us. Read less
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medrensusi
Wedding:
8/15/2009
4.8/5.0
Let's see, tasting was great, they gave me a great idea for a design, they responded to all my design changes, they delivered on time and the cake was spectacular. My husband, who hadn't come with me to the tasting, was impressed when I fed him a piece after we cut the cake. I thought it was delicious and was grateful when my husband brought me over a slice during our incessant table rounds. It was perfect; our cake topper and arch fit precisely on the top layer. Loved the cake, was sad to cut into it, but it sure was tasty!
Let's see, tasting was great, they gave me a great idea for a design, they responded to all my design changes, they Read more...
Let's see, tasting was great, they gave me a great idea for a design, they responded to all my design changes, they delivered on time and the cake was spectacular. My husband, who hadn't come with me to the tasting, was impressed when I fed him a piece after we cut the cake. I thought it was delicious and was grateful when my husband brought me over a slice during our incessant table rounds. It was perfect; our cake topper and arch fit precisely on the top layer. Loved the cake, was sad to cut into it, but it sure was tasty! Read less
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MacKenzie
Wedding:
6/27/2009
4.6/5.0
My husband and I absolutely LOVED our cake. At first, we had no idea what to pick and initially thought we'd go the simple route. Upon meeting Mary, she provided us with five suggestions and the two pieces we finished completely were carrot and white cake with strawberry filling. Both to die for.

The price was totally affordable and having the chance to help out the local Jefferson Market was also a lot of fun. On our wedding day, we were very happy with the final cake ... flowers looked perfect and the design was exactly what we wanted.
Loved it!
My husband and I absolutely LOVED our cake. At first, we had no idea what to pick and initially thought we'd go the simple Read more...
My husband and I absolutely LOVED our cake. At first, we had no idea what to pick and initially thought we'd go the simple route. Upon meeting Mary, she provided us with five suggestions and the two pieces we finished completely were carrot and white cake with strawberry filling. Both to die for.

The price was totally affordable and having the chance to help out the local Jefferson Market was also a lot of fun. On our wedding day, we were very happy with the final cake ... flowers looked perfect and the design was exactly what we wanted.
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Kathleen
Wedding:
4/28/2009
4.7/5.0
The cake was awesome. I liked that they made a duplicate for our 1 year wedding anniversary!
The cake was awesome. I liked that they made a duplicate for our 1 year wedding anniversary!
The cake was awesome. I liked that they made a duplicate for our 1 year wedding anniversary! Read less
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Kathleen
Wedding:
4/25/2009
5.0/5.0
The cake was amazing! We even went back for our one year anniversary and had them make a new topper to celebrate
The cake was amazing! We even went back for our one year anniversary and had them make a new topper to celebrate
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Jaclyn
Wedding:
10/4/2008
4.4/5.0
The cake was delicious, Mary was so easy to deal with at the beginning. We had two flavors, fresh strawberry's and snow white cake and mixed berry compote and lemon pound cake. Both extremely yummy. We had a show cake and a sheet cake to cut down on the cost. I did notice that since the shop went into a formal space it was a little more difficult to get a hold of her. I never did get an answer from her about when she would deliver the cake which made doing a day of time line difficult, but it was there and looking beautiful when I peaked in the room before the ceremony. It was also a little smaller than I thought it was going to be. I picked the cake size based on one of her models and I the tiers were thicker on the model than on the one we got. All things only I noticed so it's not a big deal. It was very tasty and looked great and that's what counts.
The cake was delicious, Mary was so easy to deal with at the beginning. We had two flavors, fresh strawberry's and snow Read more...
The cake was delicious, Mary was so easy to deal with at the beginning. We had two flavors, fresh strawberry's and snow white cake and mixed berry compote and lemon pound cake. Both extremely yummy. We had a show cake and a sheet cake to cut down on the cost. I did notice that since the shop went into a formal space it was a little more difficult to get a hold of her. I never did get an answer from her about when she would deliver the cake which made doing a day of time line difficult, but it was there and looking beautiful when I peaked in the room before the ceremony. It was also a little smaller than I thought it was going to be. I picked the cake size based on one of her models and I the tiers were thicker on the model than on the one we got. All things only I noticed so it's not a big deal. It was very tasty and looked great and that's what counts. Read less
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Abby
Wedding:
9/20/2008
5.0/5.0
Mary did an amazing job with the cake! We weren't exactly sure what we wanted the cake to look like, and she was great at giving suggestions without being pushy. She even made leaves and fruits out of sugar to decorate the cake. And because we chose the chocolate cake (which was excellent), we ordered a few vanilla cupcakes for guests who didn't like chocolate and she threw them in for free.
Mary did an amazing job with the cake! We weren't exactly sure what we wanted the cake to look like, and she was great at Read more...
Mary did an amazing job with the cake! We weren't exactly sure what we wanted the cake to look like, and she was great at giving suggestions without being pushy. She even made leaves and fruits out of sugar to decorate the cake. And because we chose the chocolate cake (which was excellent), we ordered a few vanilla cupcakes for guests who didn't like chocolate and she threw them in for free. Read less
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sestock
Wedding:
9/6/2008
4.3/5.0
I wanted a square cake with real chocolate frosting (not fondant) that tasted great. Since I lived 1300 miles from where my wedding would take place, my Mom and some bridesmaids met with Mary and told me loved everything about the cake. We booked her and the first time I saw my cake was at my wedding reception. I was so busy that I didn't get to eat any until the next day and man was it delicious! It looked great, was delivered on time and the flavors were wonderful.
I wanted a square cake with real chocolate frosting (not fondant) that tasted great. Since I lived 1300 miles from where Read more...
I wanted a square cake with real chocolate frosting (not fondant) that tasted great. Since I lived 1300 miles from where my wedding would take place, my Mom and some bridesmaids met with Mary and told me loved everything about the cake. We booked her and the first time I saw my cake was at my wedding reception. I was so busy that I didn't get to eat any until the next day and man was it delicious! It looked great, was delivered on time and the flavors were wonderful. Read less
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A2Liz
Wedding:
6/7/2008
5.0/5.0
This was the best cake we tasted in Ann Arbor, and we tasted a LOT. We told Mary what we wanted it to look like, and she made it happen. Our cake was beautiful and delicious! We had 2 different flavors in our cake (4 tier, round) and our guests are still raving about how good it was. We opted not to keep the top tier just so we could eat more cake after the wedding! :)
This was the best cake we tasted in Ann Arbor, and we tasted a LOT. We told Mary what we wanted it to look like, and she Read more...
This was the best cake we tasted in Ann Arbor, and we tasted a LOT. We told Mary what we wanted it to look like, and she made it happen. Our cake was beautiful and delicious! We had 2 different flavors in our cake (4 tier, round) and our guests are still raving about how good it was. We opted not to keep the top tier just so we could eat more cake after the wedding! :) Read less
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laurenanddan
Wedding:
5/31/2008
2.1/5.0
I want to start by saying she did the cake for my mom’s wedding in July of 2007 and it was perfect. This is part of the reason I went with her. For my wedding in May of 2008, the cake still tastes great, however the attention to detail wasn’t there, and customer service went down hill as well. I believe the difference is in March she bought the Jefferson Market, and her attention to her brides and cakes diminished. After March I had a hard time getting a hold of her, and for my wedding cake, she forgot the simplest, yet most discussed and to me most important detail, which I had stressed to her in every single conversation. And when I addressed the issue after the wedding, I was told that she spent hours on the cake, it was an honest mistake and everything else was right, so too bad. I wasn’t expecting a full refund or anything crazy. A sincere apology, and a refund of any amount, or even a discount on a future cake to show that she did stand behind her cakes would have satisfied me. I was planning on purchasing a cake from Mary for our 1 year anniversary, but after her actions and comments regarding what was her mistake, I am not so sure.
I want to start by saying she did the cake for my moms wedding in July of 2007 and it was perfect. This is part of the Read more...
I want to start by saying she did the cake for my mom’s wedding in July of 2007 and it was perfect. This is part of the reason I went with her. For my wedding in May of 2008, the cake still tastes great, however the attention to detail wasn’t there, and customer service went down hill as well. I believe the difference is in March she bought the Jefferson Market, and her attention to her brides and cakes diminished. After March I had a hard time getting a hold of her, and for my wedding cake, she forgot the simplest, yet most discussed and to me most important detail, which I had stressed to her in every single conversation. And when I addressed the issue after the wedding, I was told that she spent hours on the cake, it was an honest mistake and everything else was right, so too bad. I wasn’t expecting a full refund or anything crazy. A sincere apology, and a refund of any amount, or even a discount on a future cake to show that she did stand behind her cakes would have satisfied me. I was planning on purchasing a cake from Mary for our 1 year anniversary, but after her actions and comments regarding what was her mistake, I am not so sure. Read less
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Alisa
Wedding:
5/25/2008
5.0/5.0
Mary is so wonderful to work with. Her cakes look and taste amazing. We had three layers of cake Tirimisu, Chocolate with Raspberry filling, and Apple Spice. The guests loved them so much there wasn't any left. She even recreated the shape and design that we came up with. It was absolutely gorgeous and scrumptious. We will definitely use her for a future event.

Kevin and Alisa Cox
Mary is so wonderful to work with. Her cakes look and taste amazing. We had three layers of cake Tirimisu, Chocolate with Read more...
Mary is so wonderful to work with. Her cakes look and taste amazing. We had three layers of cake Tirimisu, Chocolate with Raspberry filling, and Apple Spice. The guests loved them so much there wasn't any left. She even recreated the shape and design that we came up with. It was absolutely gorgeous and scrumptious. We will definitely use her for a future event.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
We chose Jefferson Market and Cakery based on their portfolio of beautiful cakes, the fact that they're a small local business, and also based on a tasting where we fell in love with their delicious cake. We had a fabulous consultation with one of their bakers, who seemed to understand where I was coming from and even sketched a cake based on my comments right in front of us. We were very happy with the resulting wedding cake, and got tons of comments on how tasty it was. I do wish I had gone in for another consultation, however, as the decoration of the cake wasn't necessarily exactly as I would have wanted it. It looked nice, but I could have refined it had I gone in a final time. I wasn't contacted for a final consultation, however, despite being told initially that I would be. It was also somewhat difficult to get ahold of the bakers, as it was a busy season.
We chose Jefferson Market and Cakery based on their portfolio of beautiful cakes, the fact that they're a small local Read more...
We chose Jefferson Market and Cakery based on their portfolio of beautiful cakes, the fact that they're a small local business, and also based on a tasting where we fell in love with their delicious cake. We had a fabulous consultation with one of their bakers, who seemed to understand where I was coming from and even sketched a cake based on my comments right in front of us. We were very happy with the resulting wedding cake, and got tons of comments on how tasty it was. I do wish I had gone in for another consultation, however, as the decoration of the cake wasn't necessarily exactly as I would have wanted it. It looked nice, but I could have refined it had I gone in a final time. I wasn't contacted for a final consultation, however, despite being told initially that I would be. It was also somewhat difficult to get ahold of the bakers, as it was a busy season. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
2.4/5.0
Very dry cake. Cake was not designed as discussed.
Very dry cake. Cake was not designed as discussed.
Very dry cake. Cake was not designed as discussed. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
There are many bakeries in/near Ann Arbor. I looked around at quite a few places but decided on Jefferson because I found this one to be the best value. The cake tasted good and looked pretty too. I was going for a simple/clean look and wanted the cake to taste not too sweet. Some other places were way too expensive for a simple design and there were others where I thought the cake didn't even taste that great, but the price was still very high. I feel like some places charge you more because they are a more well-known name, so they can obviously, and it's just not worth it to me - esp if it doesnt even taste that great.
There are many bakeries in/near Ann Arbor. I looked around at quite a few places but decided on Jefferson because I found Read more...
There are many bakeries in/near Ann Arbor. I looked around at quite a few places but decided on Jefferson because I found this one to be the best value. The cake tasted good and looked pretty too. I was going for a simple/clean look and wanted the cake to taste not too sweet. Some other places were way too expensive for a simple design and there were others where I thought the cake didn't even taste that great, but the price was still very high. I feel like some places charge you more because they are a more well-known name, so they can obviously, and it's just not worth it to me - esp if it doesnt even taste that great. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
The cake we had fit our vision perfectly -- it was fun and festive! Best of all, the cake tasted AMAZING!!! The Cakery was very helpful and easy to work with. They gave us a great (free) taste test of many flavors and cake types. We were able to mix and match flavors at no extra cost and their prices were very affordable for the value. Did I mention how tasty the cake was?! Definitely recommend this bakery for your wedding cake and other events!
The cake we had fit our vision perfectly -- it was fun and festive! Best of all, the cake tasted AMAZING!!! The Cakery was Read more...
The cake we had fit our vision perfectly -- it was fun and festive! Best of all, the cake tasted AMAZING!!! The Cakery was very helpful and easy to work with. They gave us a great (free) taste test of many flavors and cake types. We were able to mix and match flavors at no extra cost and their prices were very affordable for the value. Did I mention how tasty the cake was?! Definitely recommend this bakery for your wedding cake and other events! Read less
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