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Just Cake

Capitola , CA

LOCATION

712 Capitola Ave.
Capitola, CA US 95010 (map)
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ABOUT US

We specialize in creating stylized cakes that strike a balance between tradition and innovation, simplicity and decadence. Our goal is to exceed your expectations by challenging the... Read more
We specialize in creating stylized cakes that strike a balance between tradition and innovation, simplicity and decadence. Our goal is to exceed your expectations by challenging the ordinary, creating a memorable finish to your special day. Each cake is custom designed to reflect your personal taste and style... embellished with accents of individuality, making it uniquely yours... Although we have tried to provide as much information as possible on our website, ordering a cake is still a very personalized process. Feel free to contact us with any questions... 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
What additional services do you provide?
Consultations, On-site Delivery, On-site Setup, Tastings
Do you provide customary cakes, such as Croquembouche?
No
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Meghan
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
I had seen Marina Sousa on Food Network and had learned that she had a shop in Capitola. I knew right away that I wanted her to make my wedding cake. My fiancé, my mother and myself traveled from Monterey to her shop to design our cake. Her shop is very cute, filled with samples of her cakes. Meeting with her was a very fun experience. She listened to our desires, and looked at the pictures of my dress, theme, décor and venue. She achieved the vision that we wanted for our wedding cake. She added personal touches that were important to us. While I was getting dresses for the wedding I was told that the cake arrived. I was sorry that I missed Marina, but my maid of honor took a picture of the cake and showed it to me. I was thrilled! I could not wait to see it. The cake was not only beautiful but tasted fantastic. Our guests commented that it was the best wedding cake they had ever eaten. Marina s definitely an artist and our cake was phenomenal. Our wedding day was like a fairytale and the cake just made it even more perfect.
I had seen Marina Sousa on Food Network and had learned that she had a shop in Capitola. I knew right away that I wanted Read more...
I had seen Marina Sousa on Food Network and had learned that she had a shop in Capitola. I knew right away that I wanted her to make my wedding cake. My fiancé, my mother and myself traveled from Monterey to her shop to design our cake. Her shop is very cute, filled with samples of her cakes. Meeting with her was a very fun experience. She listened to our desires, and looked at the pictures of my dress, theme, décor and venue. She achieved the vision that we wanted for our wedding cake. She added personal touches that were important to us. While I was getting dresses for the wedding I was told that the cake arrived. I was sorry that I missed Marina, but my maid of honor took a picture of the cake and showed it to me. I was thrilled! I could not wait to see it. The cake was not only beautiful but tasted fantastic. Our guests commented that it was the best wedding cake they had ever eaten. Marina s definitely an artist and our cake was phenomenal. Our wedding day was like a fairytale and the cake just made it even more perfect. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Thank you so much for our beautiful wedding cake! We loved it and it looked exactly as I had envisioned it.
It was delicious and we got many compliments about it.

Best to you and your team Marina!

Regards,
Danitza and Heriberto
Thank you so much for our beautiful wedding cake! We loved it and it looked exactly as I had envisioned it.
It was Read more...
Thank you so much for our beautiful wedding cake! We loved it and it looked exactly as I had envisioned it.
It was delicious and we got many compliments about it.

Best to you and your team Marina!

Regards,
Danitza and Heriberto Read less
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Allie
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Working with Just Cake was a no brainier. From the moment my family stepped into their office for a first meeting, we were warmly greeted with cake samples before ever agreeing to work with them. The samples, as our actual wedding cake, was unreal. They were the phantom cake bakers and I never saw or heard from them on my wedding day and when we got to the reception site, everything had been set-up perfectly.
Working with Just Cake was a no brainier. From the moment my family stepped into their office for a first meeting, we were Read more...
Working with Just Cake was a no brainier. From the moment my family stepped into their office for a first meeting, we were warmly greeted with cake samples before ever agreeing to work with them. The samples, as our actual wedding cake, was unreal. They were the phantom cake bakers and I never saw or heard from them on my wedding day and when we got to the reception site, everything had been set-up perfectly. Read less
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kate13003
Wedding:
9/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Marina and her team whipped up a magical cake for our wedding last September in Big Sur that everyone is still raving about! She was very accommodating and we had a fabulous tasting session at her office in Capitola - so many delicious options to choose from! We decided on a lemon/raspberry layer cake and a mocha cake - both were out of this world! We have been hearing quotes such as "that was not only the best wedding cake I have ever tasted, but the best dessert I have EVER had!" My sweet, petite relatives reportedly ate 3 pieces! Marina professionally had it delivered to our site in Big Sur for a reasonable fee, and she working in conjunction with our florist to have matching flowers to our centerpieces decorating the cake - we couldn't be happier! I am already counting down the days until we can order our anniversary cake from Marina & her team. Thank you! :)
Marina and her team whipped up a magical cake for our wedding last September in Big Sur that everyone is still raving Read more...
Marina and her team whipped up a magical cake for our wedding last September in Big Sur that everyone is still raving about! She was very accommodating and we had a fabulous tasting session at her office in Capitola - so many delicious options to choose from! We decided on a lemon/raspberry layer cake and a mocha cake - both were out of this world! We have been hearing quotes such as "that was not only the best wedding cake I have ever tasted, but the best dessert I have EVER had!" My sweet, petite relatives reportedly ate 3 pieces! Marina professionally had it delivered to our site in Big Sur for a reasonable fee, and she working in conjunction with our florist to have matching flowers to our centerpieces decorating the cake - we couldn't be happier! I am already counting down the days until we can order our anniversary cake from Marina & her team. Thank you! :) Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
When we went to meet with Marina for our tasting we were blown away by the delicous cake's we got to sample. We had gone to two other cake tasting and there was no comparion. Marina was also the only person I could find who did my favorite cake red velvet. Marina is very kind and know's her cakes. When I saw our cake for the first time it brought tears to my eyes she got the vison of my cake perfect and it tasted fantastic everyone who attended our wedding is still raving about our tasty cake.
When we went to meet with Marina for our tasting we were blown away by the delicous cake's we got to sample. We had gone Read more...
When we went to meet with Marina for our tasting we were blown away by the delicous cake's we got to sample. We had gone to two other cake tasting and there was no comparion. Marina was also the only person I could find who did my favorite cake red velvet. Marina is very kind and know's her cakes. When I saw our cake for the first time it brought tears to my eyes she got the vison of my cake perfect and it tasted fantastic everyone who attended our wedding is still raving about our tasty cake. Read less
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aaronsears
Wedding:
10/4/2009
5.0/5.0
My wife and I were very pleased with our wedding cake from Just Cakes. Marina nailed the design style we were looking for, which was a series of patterns from our invitations. The three tiered cake was a true work of art both visually and in flavor and texture. Marina is a true artist.

Before narrowing down our final flavor choice, Marina provided several samples, and once I tasted them, I knew it was going to be a touch choice, but no wrong choices either. Every sample was delicious.

All in all, it was a great experience dealing with Just Cakes, and my wife and I can't wait for our one year anniversary cake from there.
My wife and I were very pleased with our wedding cake from Just Cakes. Marina nailed the design style we were looking for, Read more...
My wife and I were very pleased with our wedding cake from Just Cakes. Marina nailed the design style we were looking for, which was a series of patterns from our invitations. The three tiered cake was a true work of art both visually and in flavor and texture. Marina is a true artist.

Before narrowing down our final flavor choice, Marina provided several samples, and once I tasted them, I knew it was going to be a touch choice, but no wrong choices either. Every sample was delicious.

All in all, it was a great experience dealing with Just Cakes, and my wife and I can't wait for our one year anniversary cake from there. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
7/1/2006
5.0/5.0
Marina was great to work with. She is so creative. She took our ideas and made them a reality. The cake was absolutely amazing. A year and a half later we still get complements on the cake. We had two great flavors that were a complete hit. I cannot say enough good things about her and her cakes. If you truly want a first class cake, Marina is the vendor to go to!
Marina was great to work with. She is so creative. She took our ideas and made them a reality. The cake was absolutely Read more...
Marina was great to work with. She is so creative. She took our ideas and made them a reality. The cake was absolutely amazing. A year and a half later we still get complements on the cake. We had two great flavors that were a complete hit. I cannot say enough good things about her and her cakes. If you truly want a first class cake, Marina is the vendor to go to! Read less
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Lynn
Wedding:
1/1/2009
5.0/5.0
The cake was the thing I was looking forward to most and it lived up to my every expectation! It tasted AMAZING and was completely stunning. Marina (the owner) was really great to work with and was completely professional from beginning to end. I felt horribly because her mother died shortly before our wedding- she and her assistant, Marie, were extremely communicative and let us know what was going on so I wouldn't worry if I wasn't able to reach them during the time they took off for the funeral. I know it's a pretty random thing to put in a review but I was so impressed with how they handled what had to be at best a difficult situation I felt it worth mentioning. Point being, I always felt I was a priority and was completely thrilled with the end result.

If you are getting married anywhere on the Central Coast Just Cake is by far the BEST!
The cake was the thing I was looking forward to most and it lived up to my every expectation! It tasted AMAZING and was Read more...
The cake was the thing I was looking forward to most and it lived up to my every expectation! It tasted AMAZING and was completely stunning. Marina (the owner) was really great to work with and was completely professional from beginning to end. I felt horribly because her mother died shortly before our wedding- she and her assistant, Marie, were extremely communicative and let us know what was going on so I wouldn't worry if I wasn't able to reach them during the time they took off for the funeral. I know it's a pretty random thing to put in a review but I was so impressed with how they handled what had to be at best a difficult situation I felt it worth mentioning. Point being, I always felt I was a priority and was completely thrilled with the end result.

If you are getting married anywhere on the Central Coast Just Cake is by far the BEST! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
8/15/2009
5.0/5.0
Marina Sousa of Just Cakes made my wedding! The cakes she created could have won Food Network awards. She is by far the most talented cake guru I have ever worked with. She is creative, innovative, and most importantly, she listens to what brides want and ensures they receive a cake that exceeds all expectations. She is just that good. Oh, and she has some real Food Network awards for her cake creations.
Marina Sousa of Just Cakes made my wedding! The cakes she created could have won Food Network awards. She is by far the Read more...
Marina Sousa of Just Cakes made my wedding! The cakes she created could have won Food Network awards. She is by far the most talented cake guru I have ever worked with. She is creative, innovative, and most importantly, she listens to what brides want and ensures they receive a cake that exceeds all expectations. She is just that good. Oh, and she has some real Food Network awards for her cake creations. Read less
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Angela & Jeremy
Wedding:
8/11/2012
4.8/5.0
The cake looked great and tasted great (not as moist as the cake we sampled when we had our tasting session, but still really good). Just Cake specializes in wedding cakes, and they really know what they are doing!
The cake looked great and tasted great (not as moist as the cake we sampled when we had our tasting session, but still Read more...
The cake looked great and tasted great (not as moist as the cake we sampled when we had our tasting session, but still really good). Just Cake specializes in wedding cakes, and they really know what they are doing! Read less
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hapafish
Wedding:
11/8/2008
4.8/5.0
At first I was worried that because Marina is kind of a star in her playing field (she's won all kinds of awards on food network and other places) that she may dismiss us as "small time". We were on a budget and our wedding wasn't the largest. But that wasn't the case at all! Marina was so down to earth and even cut the cost a little bit to help fit within our budget. ( we actually went over but it was worth it!)
We were so impressed with her ability to design a beautiful cake that completely matched the theme on our invitation. She was the only vendor that looked at our invitation and had a design idea within seconds. (and we met with MANY vendors.)
The cake flavors were delicious too.
The only small note is that the color on the cake was a little lighter than our wedding color. Our color was a darker persimmon (almost a burnt orange) and the colored parts of the cake came out more like peach.
But all other aspects were great. Just Cake's prices are a little on the higher end but I think the quality of the product makes it worthwhile.
At first I was worried that because Marina is kind of a star in her playing field (she's won all kinds of awards on food Read more...
At first I was worried that because Marina is kind of a star in her playing field (she's won all kinds of awards on food network and other places) that she may dismiss us as "small time". We were on a budget and our wedding wasn't the largest. But that wasn't the case at all! Marina was so down to earth and even cut the cost a little bit to help fit within our budget. ( we actually went over but it was worth it!)
We were so impressed with her ability to design a beautiful cake that completely matched the theme on our invitation. She was the only vendor that looked at our invitation and had a design idea within seconds. (and we met with MANY vendors.)
The cake flavors were delicious too.
The only small note is that the color on the cake was a little lighter than our wedding color. Our color was a darker persimmon (almost a burnt orange) and the colored parts of the cake came out more like peach.
But all other aspects were great. Just Cake's prices are a little on the higher end but I think the quality of the product makes it worthwhile. Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
4/15/2006
4.8/5.0
The cake was so yummy! So many guests said it was the best wedding cake they have ever had! I was impressed with how it looked and how it tasted! It was worth every penny!
The cake was so yummy! So many guests said it was the best wedding cake they have ever had! I was impressed with how it Read more...
The cake was so yummy! So many guests said it was the best wedding cake they have ever had! I was impressed with how it looked and how it tasted! It was worth every penny! Read less
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Alison
Wedding:
5/12/2007
4.8/5.0
The cake was beautiful and tasted amazing. Unfortunately the cake was supposed to be chocolate brown and it was ivory. I saw this right before I walked down the aisle.......
The cake was beautiful and tasted amazing. Unfortunately the cake was supposed to be chocolate brown and it was ivory. I Read more...
The cake was beautiful and tasted amazing. Unfortunately the cake was supposed to be chocolate brown and it was ivory. I saw this right before I walked down the aisle....... Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
7/25/2008
4.8/5.0
Best... cake... EVER! Not only did our cake look wonderful, it was seriously the best cake I've ever had. We had layers of red velvet (my fav) and layers of chocolate. I felt that it was on the pricey side but the quality of the cake and design could not be beat. You def get what you pay for. I can't wait to enjoy our top layer! I would definitely use her again for birthdays, special occasions, etc and would highly recommend Just Cake to any bride looking for the tastiest of cakes.
Best... cake... EVER! Not only did our cake look wonderful, it was seriously the best cake I've ever had. We had layers of Read more...
Best... cake... EVER! Not only did our cake look wonderful, it was seriously the best cake I've ever had. We had layers of red velvet (my fav) and layers of chocolate. I felt that it was on the pricey side but the quality of the cake and design could not be beat. You def get what you pay for. I can't wait to enjoy our top layer! I would definitely use her again for birthdays, special occasions, etc and would highly recommend Just Cake to any bride looking for the tastiest of cakes. Read less
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Siobhan
Wedding:
8/9/2014
4.7/5.0
My (now) husband and I wanted a very specific cake for which we had a picture, which was the entire inspiration of our wedding colors and theme. We tried cake at several vendors in the Monterey area and all of them said they might be able to do it, but that it required lots of Fondant, which we didn't like. Only Marina at Just Cake said she could do it without fondant and that it would still look gorgeous. We took her at her word and it was absolutely amazing!! She did above and beyond what we asked for, and it was a beautiful and delicious addition to our wedding. We could not have been happier. Highly recommend!
My (now) husband and I wanted a very specific cake for which we had a picture, which was the entire inspiration of our Read more...
My (now) husband and I wanted a very specific cake for which we had a picture, which was the entire inspiration of our wedding colors and theme. We tried cake at several vendors in the Monterey area and all of them said they might be able to do it, but that it required lots of Fondant, which we didn't like. Only Marina at Just Cake said she could do it without fondant and that it would still look gorgeous. We took her at her word and it was absolutely amazing!! She did above and beyond what we asked for, and it was a beautiful and delicious addition to our wedding. We could not have been happier. Highly recommend! Read less
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Sally
Wedding:
8/15/2009
4.7/5.0
We really liked our cake, and it was beautiful.
We really liked our cake, and it was beautiful.
We really liked our cake, and it was beautiful. Read less
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Janelle McKellar
Wedding:
8/31/2007
4.7/5.0
Marina is so talented, and she can help you design your own cake of imagination. She's done celebrity weddings in Los Angeles before she moved up north. I absolutely loved the creative art that made my cake a master piece!
Marina is so talented, and she can help you design your own cake of imagination. She's done celebrity weddings in Los Read more...
Marina is so talented, and she can help you design your own cake of imagination. She's done celebrity weddings in Los Angeles before she moved up north. I absolutely loved the creative art that made my cake a master piece! Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
4/25/2009
4.5/5.0
We chose Marina at "Just Cake" to do our Wedding cake. She was very professional, and does amazing, artful cakes. Her studio is decorated with amazing Wedding cakes she has done, and your jaw will drop when you go inside to meet with her. We tried her Red Velvet cake at the Bridal Expo in Cocoanut Grove and fell in love. IT was delicious!! In the end, we decided on Red Velvet, and the Lemon/Ollaliberry/whipped cream (2 of her best flavors!--all I can say is YUM!). She drew up a beautiful picture of what our cake would look like and I couldn't wait to see it!! She has a lot of talent and it shows, they only thing I would say is her prices are a bit high--but, given her skills and the taste of her cakes--it is money well spent!!
And, when we actually saw our cake on our wedding day--it looked phenominal!! We definetly recommend "Just Cake".
We chose Marina at "Just Cake" to do our Wedding cake. She was very professional, and does amazing, artful cakes. Her Read more...
We chose Marina at "Just Cake" to do our Wedding cake. She was very professional, and does amazing, artful cakes. Her studio is decorated with amazing Wedding cakes she has done, and your jaw will drop when you go inside to meet with her. We tried her Red Velvet cake at the Bridal Expo in Cocoanut Grove and fell in love. IT was delicious!! In the end, we decided on Red Velvet, and the Lemon/Ollaliberry/whipped cream (2 of her best flavors!--all I can say is YUM!). She drew up a beautiful picture of what our cake would look like and I couldn't wait to see it!! She has a lot of talent and it shows, they only thing I would say is her prices are a bit high--but, given her skills and the taste of her cakes--it is money well spent!!
And, when we actually saw our cake on our wedding day--it looked phenominal!! We definetly recommend "Just Cake". Read less
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Kendall
Wedding:
7/28/2007
4.5/5.0
We were lucky to work with Marina to create our lovely wedding cake. It was occasionally difficult to contact her, as she was often out of state working on other projects and would take awhile longer than I was comfortable with to call us back. However, our cake was not only gorgeous but the two flavors we selected from Marina's menu were so delicious.
We were lucky to work with Marina to create our lovely wedding cake. It was occasionally difficult to contact her, as she Read more...
We were lucky to work with Marina to create our lovely wedding cake. It was occasionally difficult to contact her, as she was often out of state working on other projects and would take awhile longer than I was comfortable with to call us back. However, our cake was not only gorgeous but the two flavors we selected from Marina's menu were so delicious. Read less
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huyana8
Wedding:
12/17/2007
4.0/5.0
the cake was amazing!
the cake was amazing!
the cake was amazing! Read less
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Crystal Marconett
Wedding:
6/19/2005
3.9/5.0
Our cake was expertly made and tasted fantastic. Howver, not all of our specifications were done, for example when meeting her we asked to omit flowers on the top of the cake, howver the finished cake showed up with flowers. However, the overall presentation was fantastic and was delivered in pristine condition. We asked about freezing some for the 1 year anniversary and she said not to, just contact her the next year. When we did so the next year she did not respond, so in hindsight I would not have heeded her original advice and saved some of the cake. Overall the cake was well worth the money.
Our cake was expertly made and tasted fantastic. Howver, not all of our specifications were done, for example when meeting Read more...
Our cake was expertly made and tasted fantastic. Howver, not all of our specifications were done, for example when meeting her we asked to omit flowers on the top of the cake, howver the finished cake showed up with flowers. However, the overall presentation was fantastic and was delivered in pristine condition. We asked about freezing some for the 1 year anniversary and she said not to, just contact her the next year. When we did so the next year she did not respond, so in hindsight I would not have heeded her original advice and saved some of the cake. Overall the cake was well worth the money. Read less
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happiness
Wedding:
10/25/2008
3.8/5.0
Marina's cakes taste better than others, that's for sure. She does charge a premium and that's where couples should make a concious decision - do you care enough about the cake to pay at least 25% more than you would elsewhere. If you are doing a simple design and are having a big wedding, then it may be worth thinking that through.
Marina's cakes taste better than others, that's for sure. She does charge a premium and that's where couples should make a Read more...
Marina's cakes taste better than others, that's for sure. She does charge a premium and that's where couples should make a concious decision - do you care enough about the cake to pay at least 25% more than you would elsewhere. If you are doing a simple design and are having a big wedding, then it may be worth thinking that through. Read less
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KFrame
Wedding:
12/7/2008
3.6/5.0
First off I would like to say our cake was beautiful, and tasted great! The ladies at Just Cake created exactly what I envisioned for our cake. We had a few last minute changes, and they worked well with those.

Unfortunately we had some communication issues during the week before the wedding. I had spoken with one of the ladies at Just Cake the Tuesday before the wedding - she wanted the final count information and directions to our venue. I asked her what time the cake was going to be delivered so our coordinator would know, and she said she would get back to me. I never heard from her again that week! So I was unsure if the cake would even arrive. Our coordinator even purchased a small cake the morning of the wedding, just to make sure we had something to cut. Luckily enough, however, the cake did arrive in fine condition!
First off I would like to say our cake was beautiful, and tasted great! The ladies at Just Cake created exactly what I Read more...
First off I would like to say our cake was beautiful, and tasted great! The ladies at Just Cake created exactly what I envisioned for our cake. We had a few last minute changes, and they worked well with those.

Unfortunately we had some communication issues during the week before the wedding. I had spoken with one of the ladies at Just Cake the Tuesday before the wedding - she wanted the final count information and directions to our venue. I asked her what time the cake was going to be delivered so our coordinator would know, and she said she would get back to me. I never heard from her again that week! So I was unsure if the cake would even arrive. Our coordinator even purchased a small cake the morning of the wedding, just to make sure we had something to cut. Luckily enough, however, the cake did arrive in fine condition! Read less
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