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JUST DESSERTS by Linda

Sykesville , MD
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LOCATION

P.O. Box 1202
Sykesville, MD 21784 US (map)

PHONE

410-848-2133

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Linda Gourley is a Certified Pastry Chef who graduated with honors from the Pennsylvania School of Culinary Arts. She currently sublets a commercial kitchen in the Eldersburg, MD area... Read more
Linda Gourley is a Certified Pastry Chef who graduated with honors from the Pennsylvania School of Culinary Arts. She currently sublets a commercial kitchen in the Eldersburg, MD area where she holds a foodservice license.

Basically, there is no store front operation so cake orders are always made fresh to your specifications. No frozen cakes here! Think of me as your PERSONAL PASTRY CHEF.

We offer celebration cakes, wedding cakes, cookie favors, dessert items, mini pastries, and some breads--all custom made for your special occasion.

You can visit our website to sign up for our monthly Newsletter which contains timely recipes as well as a feature called "Ask Linda' where I will answer your questions on baking and confections. Sign up at: www.JustDessertsbyLinda.com Read less
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What types of desserts do you provide?
Cakes, Cookies, Croquembouche, Cupcakes, Dessert Buffet, Groom's Cake, Pastries
What services do you provide?
Consultations, Custom Cake Design, Delivery, Setup, Tastings - Private
What cake items do you provide?
Cake Stands
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Diabetic, Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Nut Free, Vegan
What special ingredients do you use?
Local
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Linda did a great job making our cakes and allowed us to have so many flavors! We did a small tiered cake and 2 sheet cakes which she decorated to look just like the tiered cake. She is so polite and responsive and her cakes are so tasty!!
Linda did a great job making our cakes and allowed us to have so many flavors! We did a small tiered cake and 2 sheet Read more...
Linda did a great job making our cakes and allowed us to have so many flavors! We did a small tiered cake and 2 sheet cakes which she decorated to look just like the tiered cake. She is so polite and responsive and her cakes are so tasty!! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
10/8/2016
5.0/5.0
We were so happy with the way our cake turned out for our wedding! Linda has such reasonable pricing, and her cake is delicious. We were able to tell her our vision and she ran with it. Our cake was both beautiful and delicious!
We were so happy with the way our cake turned out for our wedding! Linda has such reasonable pricing, and her cake is Read more...
We were so happy with the way our cake turned out for our wedding! Linda has such reasonable pricing, and her cake is delicious. We were able to tell her our vision and she ran with it. Our cake was both beautiful and delicious! Read less
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stephanie
Wedding:
6/3/2016
5.0/5.0
Linda is the best baker EVER. Everything she makes is delicious. My mom has been buying cakes from her for decades so my wedding cake was a no brainer. She even made my husband and I a gluten free layer. It was delicious.
Set up a tasting, and you won't be disappointed.
Linda is the best baker EVER. Everything she makes is delicious. My mom has been buying cakes from her for decades so my Read more...
Linda is the best baker EVER. Everything she makes is delicious. My mom has been buying cakes from her for decades so my wedding cake was a no brainer. She even made my husband and I a gluten free layer. It was delicious.
Set up a tasting, and you won't be disappointed. Read less
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Cynthia
Wedding:
5/27/2016
4.9/5.0
Linda was great to work with. Her tasting was extremely professional and helpful. She is kind and easy to work with and made my vision come alive perfectly. The cake was delicious and people loved it. It also looked beautiful. I highly recommend her.
Linda was great to work with. Her tasting was extremely professional and helpful. She is kind and easy to work with and Read more...
Linda was great to work with. Her tasting was extremely professional and helpful. She is kind and easy to work with and made my vision come alive perfectly. The cake was delicious and people loved it. It also looked beautiful. I highly recommend her. Read less
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Rita
Wedding:
5/21/2016
4.9/5.0
Linda created our wedding cake and we had a great experience working with her. She was super organized, prompt to our tasting, and had incredible flavors and designs to choose from. Her pricing was very reasonable and she was easy to work with throughout the whole process. The cake turned out beautiful and the design was exactly as we imagined. She even placed our cake topper, worked with our florist to place fresh flowers on our cake, and coordinated the set up time with our venue - I didn't have to worry about a thing. The cake tasted fresh and moist, and our guests were raving about the strawberry shortcake with fresh strawberries. Thank you Linda!
Linda created our wedding cake and we had a great experience working with her. She was super organized, prompt to our Read more...
Linda created our wedding cake and we had a great experience working with her. She was super organized, prompt to our tasting, and had incredible flavors and designs to choose from. Her pricing was very reasonable and she was easy to work with throughout the whole process. The cake turned out beautiful and the design was exactly as we imagined. She even placed our cake topper, worked with our florist to place fresh flowers on our cake, and coordinated the set up time with our venue - I didn't have to worry about a thing. The cake tasted fresh and moist, and our guests were raving about the strawberry shortcake with fresh strawberries. Thank you Linda! Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
4/2/2016
5.0/5.0
All I can say is Yum!! We ordered 5 different flavors of cupcakes and had a small anniversary cake that my husband and I could cut. Not only were the cupcakes some of the best we had but Linda came to us for the tasting and she was 1/3 of the price of the other vendors we met with. Everyone raves about the cupcakes and how delicious they were. People were telling us they are about 2 or 3 cupcakes. We should've ordered more! Linda was great to work with and we are happy that we chose her as our cupcake and cake vendor.
All I can say is Yum!! We ordered 5 different flavors of cupcakes and had a small anniversary cake that my husband and I Read more...
All I can say is Yum!! We ordered 5 different flavors of cupcakes and had a small anniversary cake that my husband and I could cut. Not only were the cupcakes some of the best we had but Linda came to us for the tasting and she was 1/3 of the price of the other vendors we met with. Everyone raves about the cupcakes and how delicious they were. People were telling us they are about 2 or 3 cupcakes. We should've ordered more! Linda was great to work with and we are happy that we chose her as our cupcake and cake vendor. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/23/2015
5.0/5.0
Linda was great to work with for our wedding cake from start to finish. We meet with her in the beginning and she let us sample pretty much every cake flavor and icing for free. We changed the design of our cake a few times but she was very flexible and ultimately went with a textured cake with fresh flowers. Although I was a little hesitant at first with more of her intricate cakes, ours turned out beautiful and better than I imagined! The cake and icing itself tasted great and there is nothing I would have changed about it. If you are looking for a simple style wedding cake I would defiantly recommend Linda! She was so helpful and very reasonably priced.
Linda was great to work with for our wedding cake from start to finish. We meet with her in the beginning and she let us Read more...
Linda was great to work with for our wedding cake from start to finish. We meet with her in the beginning and she let us sample pretty much every cake flavor and icing for free. We changed the design of our cake a few times but she was very flexible and ultimately went with a textured cake with fresh flowers. Although I was a little hesitant at first with more of her intricate cakes, ours turned out beautiful and better than I imagined! The cake and icing itself tasted great and there is nothing I would have changed about it. If you are looking for a simple style wedding cake I would defiantly recommend Linda! She was so helpful and very reasonably priced. Read less
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annakay511
Wedding:
7/25/2015
4.8/5.0
Linda's cake is absolutely delicious!!!! She is also very reasonably priced for our area. I absolutely LOVED that we could choose a different flavor for each tier of our cake at no additional cost. I also appreciated her professional input on how much cake to order to avoid having too much extra cake left over at the end of the night (I hate always seeing so much cake go to waste!) Linda was friendly and very professional throughout the entire process. My cake was truly beautiful and exactly the vision I had! It also tasted GREAT! My only complaint and the reason she is not a perfect 5 stars is that one of our cake tiers was the wrong flavor! We originally wanted the third tier to be red velvet, but then changed our minds to an almond cake with peanut butter creme filling. This change was confirmed via email months before the wedding and I never gave it a second thought. Then at the wedding, I was served a piece of red velvet cake! It was delicious -- but it was not what we had ordered. However, everything else was flawless so it would not keep me from recommending Linda whole-heartedly.
Linda's cake is absolutely delicious!!!! She is also very reasonably priced for our area. I absolutely LOVED that we could Read more...
Linda's cake is absolutely delicious!!!! She is also very reasonably priced for our area. I absolutely LOVED that we could choose a different flavor for each tier of our cake at no additional cost. I also appreciated her professional input on how much cake to order to avoid having too much extra cake left over at the end of the night (I hate always seeing so much cake go to waste!) Linda was friendly and very professional throughout the entire process. My cake was truly beautiful and exactly the vision I had! It also tasted GREAT! My only complaint and the reason she is not a perfect 5 stars is that one of our cake tiers was the wrong flavor! We originally wanted the third tier to be red velvet, but then changed our minds to an almond cake with peanut butter creme filling. This change was confirmed via email months before the wedding and I never gave it a second thought. Then at the wedding, I was served a piece of red velvet cake! It was delicious -- but it was not what we had ordered. However, everything else was flawless so it would not keep me from recommending Linda whole-heartedly. Read less
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MOB TeamKristen
Wedding:
6/6/2015
5.0/5.0
Linda is amazing! It was so hard to choose flavors during the tasting because all were so good! We went with fun-fetti, red velvet and lemon with strawberry filling. All were amazing! The cakes were beautiful we did a traditional wedding cake with red roses cascading down and a grooms cake that was a replica of my husbands truck with our dogs made out of fondant in the back of the truck throwing a little mud onto the wedding cake! It was a huge hit with our guests and beautifully done! Better than we imagined!
Linda is amazing! It was so hard to choose flavors during the tasting because all were so good! We went with fun-fetti, Read more...
Linda is amazing! It was so hard to choose flavors during the tasting because all were so good! We went with fun-fetti, red velvet and lemon with strawberry filling. All were amazing! The cakes were beautiful we did a traditional wedding cake with red roses cascading down and a grooms cake that was a replica of my husbands truck with our dogs made out of fondant in the back of the truck throwing a little mud onto the wedding cake! It was a huge hit with our guests and beautifully done! Better than we imagined! Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
10/25/2014
4.8/5.0
Linda was awesome! She worked with my budget and was able to create the cake of my dreams plus a surprise grooms cake! Her service was also excellent. She came to my house for the cake tasting and consultation and it was so quick and convenient! The cakes looked great and were delicious! I highly recommend her services and I will be using her again when I need a professional cake.
Linda was awesome! She worked with my budget and was able to create the cake of my dreams plus a surprise grooms cake! Her Read more...
Linda was awesome! She worked with my budget and was able to create the cake of my dreams plus a surprise grooms cake! Her service was also excellent. She came to my house for the cake tasting and consultation and it was so quick and convenient! The cakes looked great and were delicious! I highly recommend her services and I will be using her again when I need a professional cake. Read less
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