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JKB Cakes

Ham Lake , MN

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16210 Aberdeen St NE
Ham Lake, MN US 55304 (map)
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Kelsey
Wedding:
3/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Delicious and beautiful cake! The service was amazing, and great prices.
Delicious and beautiful cake! The service was amazing, and great prices.
Delicious and beautiful cake! The service was amazing, and great prices. Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Can I please start by saying that I never liked cake? Pies, brownies, cookies...yes. But cake? No way! When we got engaged I knew I should probably go with the traditional wedding cake because that's what people "expect". We were referred to JKB and I am so glad we went with them.

First of all, Kris and Jerome are a hoot! They are so fun and their small shop is the epitome of a "mom and pop" store...they treat you like family and provide a wonderful product! Our first meeting with them for our tasting was great. They made us 1 cake (each quarter of the cake was a different cake and filling) it was delicious and whatever was left over we were able to bring home!

Being a budget-friendly couple we decided to nix the floral bouquets and go with "cake centerpieces". Instead of a traditional 3 or 4 tier cake we had little cakes at each table. The cost for us was CONSIDERABLY smaller going this route (I'm talking saving more than $2 per person by going the centerpiece route). We went with simple frosted cakes in the lemon and strawberry flavored fillings. It was to die for!

So happy we went with JKB!

-Dani and Steve
Can I please start by saying that I never liked cake? Pies, brownies, cookies...yes. But cake? No way! When we got engaged Read more...
Can I please start by saying that I never liked cake? Pies, brownies, cookies...yes. But cake? No way! When we got engaged I knew I should probably go with the traditional wedding cake because that's what people "expect". We were referred to JKB and I am so glad we went with them.

First of all, Kris and Jerome are a hoot! They are so fun and their small shop is the epitome of a "mom and pop" store...they treat you like family and provide a wonderful product! Our first meeting with them for our tasting was great. They made us 1 cake (each quarter of the cake was a different cake and filling) it was delicious and whatever was left over we were able to bring home!

Being a budget-friendly couple we decided to nix the floral bouquets and go with "cake centerpieces". Instead of a traditional 3 or 4 tier cake we had little cakes at each table. The cost for us was CONSIDERABLY smaller going this route (I'm talking saving more than $2 per person by going the centerpiece route). We went with simple frosted cakes in the lemon and strawberry flavored fillings. It was to die for!

So happy we went with JKB!

-Dani and Steve Read less
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t
Wedding:
9/12/2013
0.0/5.0
Awful service. If you want to be talked down to and railroaded into a bad decision, this is the place for you. If you want respect and to be given the time of day, DO NOT use JKB Cakes. I went in there on a Friday to order my cake. After less than 15 minutes, the owner had pushed me into making a deposit on a cake that was way too small for the number of people I was having. In fact, I went in the next day to talk to him, and he wasn't there, so I asked one of the other people working how many people the cake I ordered would serve. She said 25. The owner had told me 50. Due to this and the nonexistent customer service I received, I decided to cancel my order on Saturday--less than 24 hours after placing it.

When I went in the following Monday (it was the soonest the owner worked next) to ask about the deposit, the owner was belligerent and became extremely agitated. As soon as I started to explain why I canceled, he got very angry and began yelling "Get out of my store! We don't need your business!" Then, I left and the OWNER FOLLOWED ME OUT OF THE STORE TO CONTINUE YELLING at me as I walked to my car. All for a $25 deposit, which he never refunded anyway. It would have been funny if it wasn't so scary.

Even if he had listened to my concerns but politely explained that he wouldn't refund the deposit, it would have seemed somewhat reasonable. But, I guess keeping the $25 and acting like a scary mean person was worth the recommendations and future business he lost because he chose not to show some maturity and basic customer service.

Bottom line: not worth the money or the bullying. Go ANYWHERE ELSE, where they treat you with respect, don't overcharge, and have pretty much the exact same product as this sorry place.
Awful service. If you want to be talked down to and railroaded into a bad decision, this is the place for you. If you want Read more...
Awful service. If you want to be talked down to and railroaded into a bad decision, this is the place for you. If you want respect and to be given the time of day, DO NOT use JKB Cakes. I went in there on a Friday to order my cake. After less than 15 minutes, the owner had pushed me into making a deposit on a cake that was way too small for the number of people I was having. In fact, I went in the next day to talk to him, and he wasn't there, so I asked one of the other people working how many people the cake I ordered would serve. She said 25. The owner had told me 50. Due to this and the nonexistent customer service I received, I decided to cancel my order on Saturday--less than 24 hours after placing it.

When I went in the following Monday (it was the soonest the owner worked next) to ask about the deposit, the owner was belligerent and became extremely agitated. As soon as I started to explain why I canceled, he got very angry and began yelling "Get out of my store! We don't need your business!" Then, I left and the OWNER FOLLOWED ME OUT OF THE STORE TO CONTINUE YELLING at me as I walked to my car. All for a $25 deposit, which he never refunded anyway. It would have been funny if it wasn't so scary.

Even if he had listened to my concerns but politely explained that he wouldn't refund the deposit, it would have seemed somewhat reasonable. But, I guess keeping the $25 and acting like a scary mean person was worth the recommendations and future business he lost because he chose not to show some maturity and basic customer service.

Bottom line: not worth the money or the bullying. Go ANYWHERE ELSE, where they treat you with respect, don't overcharge, and have pretty much the exact same product as this sorry place. Read less
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Grant
Wedding:
7/12/2013
5.0/5.0
The day I was calling around to cake places, I had to leave a few messages at a few places because nobody answered. When I called here, it was a day they were closed, yet Jerome still answered and we set up a time to meet. We got a great sample cake to take with us. It was awesome that we got to choose different kinds of cakes for each layer at no extra cost. Our cake turned out beautifully and better than expected. It was also delicious. He was a lot of fun to work with and took a lot of stress out of planning. I would recommend JKB cakes for anything.
The day I was calling around to cake places, I had to leave a few messages at a few places because nobody answered. When I Read more...
The day I was calling around to cake places, I had to leave a few messages at a few places because nobody answered. When I called here, it was a day they were closed, yet Jerome still answered and we set up a time to meet. We got a great sample cake to take with us. It was awesome that we got to choose different kinds of cakes for each layer at no extra cost. Our cake turned out beautifully and better than expected. It was also delicious. He was a lot of fun to work with and took a lot of stress out of planning. I would recommend JKB cakes for anything. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
I have known Jerome and Kris for years and have always loved everything they bake. Our daughter has severe allergies and they were able to make sure it was safe for her to eat.
Our cake was beautiful and soooo delicious! All I can say is thank you!
I have known Jerome and Kris for years and have always loved everything they bake. Our daughter has severe allergies and Read more...
I have known Jerome and Kris for years and have always loved everything they bake. Our daughter has severe allergies and they were able to make sure it was safe for her to eat.
Our cake was beautiful and soooo delicious! All I can say is thank you! Read less
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katiebranum
Wedding:
10/1/2011
3.7/5.0
Cake did not come with the beautiful stand that i had rented-but did receive my money back. Just would have wished it was there-it really made the cake!

The icing turned out to look very yellow in which was not one of my colors. I just wanted ivory-so that was kind of a surprise. When I asked about it owner stated that was just how the ivory color was but this was not something I was told before or warned about. Just felt like a cop-out answer.

The cake was delicious and arrived with no problems
Cake did not come with the beautiful stand that i had rented-but did receive my money back. Just would have wished it was Read more...
Cake did not come with the beautiful stand that i had rented-but did receive my money back. Just would have wished it was there-it really made the cake!

The icing turned out to look very yellow in which was not one of my colors. I just wanted ivory-so that was kind of a surprise. When I asked about it owner stated that was just how the ivory color was but this was not something I was told before or warned about. Just felt like a cop-out answer.

The cake was delicious and arrived with no problems Read less
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Joronne
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Best wedding cake I've ever tasted. Jerome was very personable.
Best wedding cake I've ever tasted. Jerome was very personable.
Best wedding cake I've ever tasted. Jerome was very personable. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/24/2011
4.8/5.0
Aside from the fact that all the bakeries upcharge if you mention the word wedding (meaning, if its not for a wedding, the same basic two tiered cake costs half the price..), they were absolutely great! I had cupcakes with a small cake topper so we could still cut the cake, and it was wonderful!! Absolutely delicious too!
Aside from the fact that all the bakeries upcharge if you mention the word wedding (meaning, if its not for a wedding, the Read more...
Aside from the fact that all the bakeries upcharge if you mention the word wedding (meaning, if its not for a wedding, the same basic two tiered cake costs half the price..), they were absolutely great! I had cupcakes with a small cake topper so we could still cut the cake, and it was wonderful!! Absolutely delicious too! Read less
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a&aturn
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
We went with JKB Cakes after another bakery provided us with a groom's cake that was too embarassingly bad to present to the groom. With 1 hours notice JKB provided me with the cakes I wanted. They tasted even better than the original bakery I'd used. The cost was 1/2 of what I'd paid for the cakes that didn't get used. I will recommend them to anyone looking for great tasting and looking cakes!
We went with JKB Cakes after another bakery provided us with a groom's cake that was too embarassingly bad to present to Read more...
We went with JKB Cakes after another bakery provided us with a groom's cake that was too embarassingly bad to present to the groom. With 1 hours notice JKB provided me with the cakes I wanted. They tasted even better than the original bakery I'd used. The cost was 1/2 of what I'd paid for the cakes that didn't get used. I will recommend them to anyone looking for great tasting and looking cakes! Read less
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nikkiw5678
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Jerome was great! The cake was delicious and we had MANY compliments! He was easy to work with and knew exactly what we were looking for. We at first didn't expect to be blown away by the cake but we were! It was beautiful!
Jerome was great! The cake was delicious and we had MANY compliments! He was easy to work with and knew exactly what we Read more...
Jerome was great! The cake was delicious and we had MANY compliments! He was easy to work with and knew exactly what we were looking for. We at first didn't expect to be blown away by the cake but we were! It was beautiful! Read less
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MiaAndMegan
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
I LOVED my cake!! I had brought in a picture and he followed to the t without having a huge price! The taste was awesome and I loved the fact that you could have a different kind of cake and filling for every layer!
I would HIGHLY recommend trying them out!
I LOVED my cake!! I had brought in a picture and he followed to the t without having a huge price! The taste was awesome Read more...
I LOVED my cake!! I had brought in a picture and he followed to the t without having a huge price! The taste was awesome and I loved the fact that you could have a different kind of cake and filling for every layer!
I would HIGHLY recommend trying them out! Read less
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andrewandcerrisa
Wedding:
11/21/2009
5.0/5.0
we first met jkb cakes at the blaine brook hall bridal show. we sat down with them, it was a fun appointment, trying all the different flavors. we absolutely loved them.

the cake was delivered, set up, and looked amazingly beautiful. our guests were raving about it. we have the chocolate/raspberry and white/lemon cake...
we first met jkb cakes at the blaine brook hall bridal show. we sat down with them, it was a fun appointment, trying all Read more...
we first met jkb cakes at the blaine brook hall bridal show. we sat down with them, it was a fun appointment, trying all the different flavors. we absolutely loved them.

the cake was delivered, set up, and looked amazingly beautiful. our guests were raving about it. we have the chocolate/raspberry and white/lemon cake... Read less
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abrazoqueen
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
EXCELLENT! I would recommend JKB Cakes to anyone and everyone that is getting married or even for other parties. The cake was moist and very tasty. The service was excellent and Jerome has a great personality and made it fun to order the cake. The cake was even excellent a week after the wedding, as we finished it off after we got back from our honeymoon.
EXCELLENT! I would recommend JKB Cakes to anyone and everyone that is getting married or even for other parties. The cake Read more...
EXCELLENT! I would recommend JKB Cakes to anyone and everyone that is getting married or even for other parties. The cake was moist and very tasty. The service was excellent and Jerome has a great personality and made it fun to order the cake. The cake was even excellent a week after the wedding, as we finished it off after we got back from our honeymoon. Read less
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jenni_lynn
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
Jkb cakes was great! He was by far the best deal and has a quality you cant beat! It was great working with him to get the cake of my dreams for my special day. Not only was the cake great but working with him was so much fun, he had just as many ideas as I did to make a one of a kind cake. You will love him!
Jkb cakes was great! He was by far the best deal and has a quality you cant beat! It was great working with him to get the Read more...
Jkb cakes was great! He was by far the best deal and has a quality you cant beat! It was great working with him to get the cake of my dreams for my special day. Not only was the cake great but working with him was so much fun, he had just as many ideas as I did to make a one of a kind cake. You will love him! Read less
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Rachelle
Wedding:
8/14/2009
5.0/5.0
JKB cakes is the best place to go!! The cake they provided was customized exactly to what I wanted, and it was stunningly beautiful and awesomely delicious! Key lime filling in a chocolate cake was a great choice for flavor, thanks JKB!!
JKB cakes is the best place to go!! The cake they provided was customized exactly to what I wanted, and it was stunningly Read more...
JKB cakes is the best place to go!! The cake they provided was customized exactly to what I wanted, and it was stunningly beautiful and awesomely delicious! Key lime filling in a chocolate cake was a great choice for flavor, thanks JKB!! Read less
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Sondra
Wedding:
7/25/2008
4.8/5.0
I had the best wedding cake ever! It tasted perfect and everyone thought it looked fake! I would recommend this cake service to anyone!!
I had the best wedding cake ever! It tasted perfect and everyone thought it looked fake! I would recommend this cake Read more...
I had the best wedding cake ever! It tasted perfect and everyone thought it looked fake! I would recommend this cake service to anyone!! Read less
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Aubrey
Wedding:
4/26/2008
3.8/5.0
I knew Jerome prior to using JKB for my wedding cake as he had done cakes previously for my family. However, I had never seen a wedding cake done by him so I wasn't sure how it would turn out. I also had a picture in my head of how I wanted the cake to look but couldn't find a picture anywhere that captured what I was looking for. I explained to Jerome what I wanted and he drew it out perfect. He even had a couple suggestions of what else might look good (without extra cost) and the cake turned out even better then I expected. Jerome was a joy to work with and his cakes are absolutely amazing.
I knew Jerome prior to using JKB for my wedding cake as he had done cakes previously for my family. However, I had never Read more...
I knew Jerome prior to using JKB for my wedding cake as he had done cakes previously for my family. However, I had never seen a wedding cake done by him so I wasn't sure how it would turn out. I also had a picture in my head of how I wanted the cake to look but couldn't find a picture anywhere that captured what I was looking for. I explained to Jerome what I wanted and he drew it out perfect. He even had a couple suggestions of what else might look good (without extra cost) and the cake turned out even better then I expected. Jerome was a joy to work with and his cakes are absolutely amazing. Read less
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go4
Wedding:
2/3/2007
5.0/5.0
fantastic cake!! I usually do not like cake, but I devoured our sample cake, and ate three pieces on the wedding night. The cake looked just like we wanted it to, and they were fantastic to work with
fantastic cake!! I usually do not like cake, but I devoured our sample cake, and ate three pieces on the wedding night. Read more...
fantastic cake!! I usually do not like cake, but I devoured our sample cake, and ate three pieces on the wedding night. The cake looked just like we wanted it to, and they were fantastic to work with Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
6/11/2005
5.0/5.0
I would definitely recommend them. The cake looked exactly how I wanted. They came and set it up and it tasted WONDERFUL! We have already used them again for my daughter's first birthday party. We got the exact same cake as from our wedding, we just didn't get the wedding cake :-) They are so nice and so down to earth, GREAT BAKERY!
I would definitely recommend them. The cake looked exactly how I wanted. They came and set it up and it tasted WONDERFUL! Read more...
I would definitely recommend them. The cake looked exactly how I wanted. They came and set it up and it tasted WONDERFUL! We have already used them again for my daughter's first birthday party. We got the exact same cake as from our wedding, we just didn't get the wedding cake :-) They are so nice and so down to earth, GREAT BAKERY! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Looooooooved My cakes!!!!!
Working with Jerome was a breeze and he was so fun.

The cakes (all 13 of them!) were delicious and beautiful and exactly what I wanted! The frosting is TO DIE FOR - not a heavy, lardy buttercream, but light and fluffy. My favorite was the white cake with lemon filling. Yum!!

I will definitely get cakes here when I need them in the future!
Looooooooved My cakes!!!!!
Working with Jerome was a breeze and he was so fun.

The cakes (all 13 of them!) Read more...
Looooooooved My cakes!!!!!
Working with Jerome was a breeze and he was so fun.

The cakes (all 13 of them!) were delicious and beautiful and exactly what I wanted! The frosting is TO DIE FOR - not a heavy, lardy buttercream, but light and fluffy. My favorite was the white cake with lemon filling. Yum!!

I will definitely get cakes here when I need them in the future! Read less
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homesweethome
Wedding:
7/7/2001
4.8/5.0
The staff was flexible and was able to make our cake from a picture we brought in. They even matched the frosting to a swatch we gave them. We would really recommend them to anyone!
The staff was flexible and was able to make our cake from a picture we brought in. They even matched the frosting to a Read more...
The staff was flexible and was able to make our cake from a picture we brought in. They even matched the frosting to a swatch we gave them. We would really recommend them to anyone! Read less
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