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Kakes by Karen, LLC

Naples , FL
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LOCATION

1030 Collier Center Way , Suite #5
Naples, FL US 34110 (map)

PHONE

239-514-2567

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Kakes by Karen, LLC / Copyright 2004




1030 Collier Center Way #5 Naples, FL 34110 Business: (239) 514-2567
Business (Open by appointment only):
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Kakes by Karen, LLC / Copyright 2004




1030 Collier Center Way #5 Naples, FL 34110 Business: (239) 514-2567
Business (Open by appointment only):



kakesbykaren@earthlink.net


(Due to the amount of e-mails we are handling daily, please allow 72 hours for a response)



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"Winner of Cake Central's 2006 Wedding Competition"

"Voted 2008 Best of Gulfshore Life"

"2009 Bride's Choice Award from Wedding Wire"

"2010 & 2011 Wedding Wire Rated"

"Silver Medal - FOOD NETWORK Cake Challenge"

"2011 Chosen 1 of 24 BEST CAKE DESIGNERS in the USA-By Bride's Magazine"





Welcome to Our "Kake Boutique",

Where Baking and Design Come Together...



Kakes by Karen, established in 2004, was started by Karen M. Vazquez with the help of her husband, Ricardo, and their family. The company is located off Old 41 inside North Collier Industrial Park in North Naples, FL.

"We pride ourselves in making hand elaborated, custom-made cakes that are never frozen nor refrigerated, providing our customers a promise of freshness."

We specialize in baking and designing cakes for every special occasion that are decorated in high quality, glycerin free, delicious rolled fondant.

Each cake is designed separately, working with the client, using only fresh ingredients to ensure quality. Some of our designs have been influenced and inspired by techniques learned from international chefs, as well as various judges and Food Network Cake Challenge winners. Both traditional and contemporary techniques are used to accomplish your dream cake.

Please do not hesitate to e-mail us if you do not find what you are looking for in this website...We also work in a variety of flavors not displayed here.

Thank you for your visit and...

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INFO FOR WEDDING CAKE

Besides cakes, what other types of desserts do you provide?
Cupcakes, Groom's Cake
What additional services do you provide?
Consultations, On-site Delivery, On-site Setup, Pickup, Tastings
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Lactose Free
Do you provide customary cakes, such as Croquembouche?
No
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes
Do you offer private tastings or open house tastings?
Yes. Tastings at our "kake boutique" are complimentary.
What are your tasting hours?
By appointment only, as we bake everything fresh :-).
Describe how you price, such as by slice or by tier, for your cakes?
We price our cakes by the slice, beginning at $5.50 each.
Do you offer custom cakes, or do you work with pre-designed styles?
We love working on custom cakes and welcome ideas :-)
What (if any) special ingredients, such as fresh fruits or farm-fresh butter, do you use in your cakes?
All of our ingredients are purchased fresh at the beginning of each week. We work with fresh strawberries, raspberries, and carrots. Our cakes have no milk for those who are lactose intolerance. Our recipes are done from scratch.
On average, how far in advance of the event do you prepare the cake?
We prepare every cake the evening prior the wedding. All of our cakes undergo a separate moistening process with our "secret sauce" :-).
How many cakes do you schedule for a typical weekend?
On average we can accommodate five weddings a weekend but try to do no more than seven.
Will you work with the client's florist to garnish the cake?
Definitely. I was a bride myself so I try to be very accommodating. If your florist is placing the flowers on the cake please let us know in advance so that we can work together with them in making sure no pesticides go into your cake.
What (if any) cake accessories, such as a cake stand or cake cutter, do you rent out?
We rent cake stands and can assist you in finding Letter Monograms and Cupcake Stands.
Do you offer delivery? If yes, how much is your average delivery fee?
We do offer delivery. Price varies depending on the distance. Please call for quote.

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Wedding:
12/31/2015
5.0/5.0
Waiting to visit her shop this January for the cake tasting. Update: 1/18 Went for my cake tasting today, OH MY .....I highly recommend Karen, she takes all the time of the world to take care of you, to listen and explain all the details about the cake. $385 including delivery. Project Wedding vendor reviews | Wedding Dresses, Wedding Songs, Wedding Ideas, Bridal Shower Second runner up in the Food Network Challenge High School reunion.
Waiting to visit her shop this January for the cake tasting. Update: 1/18 Went for my cake tasting today, OH MY .....I Read more...
Waiting to visit her shop this January for the cake tasting. Update: 1/18 Went for my cake tasting today, OH MY .....I highly recommend Karen, she takes all the time of the world to take care of you, to listen and explain all the details about the cake. $385 including delivery. Project Wedding vendor reviews | Wedding Dresses, Wedding Songs, Wedding Ideas, Bridal Shower Second runner up in the Food Network Challenge High School reunion. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.4/5.0
Kakes by Karen was very professional, easy to work with they are truly artists. We had a destination wedding ( we are from Canada) and couldn't do taste testing. They provided a perfect cake of exactly what I wanted and it tasted amazing, we had many compliments on it.
Kakes by Karen was very professional, easy to work with they are truly artists. We had a destination wedding ( we are from Read more...
Kakes by Karen was very professional, easy to work with they are truly artists. We had a destination wedding ( we are from Canada) and couldn't do taste testing. They provided a perfect cake of exactly what I wanted and it tasted amazing, we had many compliments on it. Read less
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Jasmin
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Kakes by Karen was amazing to work with for my wedding. From the tasting to the wedding day, they were great! The cake was not only beautiful but tasted amazing!
Kakes by Karen was amazing to work with for my wedding. From the tasting to the wedding day, they were great! The cake was Read more...
Kakes by Karen was amazing to work with for my wedding. From the tasting to the wedding day, they were great! The cake was not only beautiful but tasted amazing! Read less
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Sylvia
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
The cake looked amazing!!!! and it was so yummy! There services came with our package at the resort but if I could pick them I would have. They did a great job :)
The cake looked amazing!!!! and it was so yummy! There services came with our package at the resort but if I could pick Read more...
The cake looked amazing!!!! and it was so yummy! There services came with our package at the resort but if I could pick them I would have. They did a great job :) Read less
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Alanna
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Our cake tasting was so private and absolutely adorable!! We walked into Karen's studio and it was just the perfect setting for cake tasting and wedding excitement! Karen is a sweetheart with so much talent!! The cake flavors and fillings were absolutely delicious! Tons of variety as well! We selected the style after consulting with Karen and staff via email. The finished product blew us away! When I saw our cake I was shocked with it's beauty and how much it captured our day! The carrot cake was so delicious and a big hit! Karen also makes you a mini cake to replicate your cake on your 1 year anniversary, so no worries on the freezer cake- you get fresh delicious one!! If you want your cake to be beautiful, represent love, and taste amazing you have come to the right place!
Our cake tasting was so private and absolutely adorable!! We walked into Karen's studio and it was just the perfect Read more...
Our cake tasting was so private and absolutely adorable!! We walked into Karen's studio and it was just the perfect setting for cake tasting and wedding excitement! Karen is a sweetheart with so much talent!! The cake flavors and fillings were absolutely delicious! Tons of variety as well! We selected the style after consulting with Karen and staff via email. The finished product blew us away! When I saw our cake I was shocked with it's beauty and how much it captured our day! The carrot cake was so delicious and a big hit! Karen also makes you a mini cake to replicate your cake on your 1 year anniversary, so no worries on the freezer cake- you get fresh delicious one!! If you want your cake to be beautiful, represent love, and taste amazing you have come to the right place! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
5/30/2014
4.8/5.0
Our cake was phenomenal! The flavors were so delicious - I just wish I could have tasted them all but that's no fault of theirs! The design was gorgeous. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Our cake was phenomenal! The flavors were so delicious - I just wish I could have tasted them all but that's no fault of Read more...
Our cake was phenomenal! The flavors were so delicious - I just wish I could have tasted them all but that's no fault of theirs! The design was gorgeous. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/23/2014
5.0/5.0
From the moment we walked into the studio for our tasting, we knew that Karen and company would provide just what we were looking for in a beautiful looking and delicious tasting wedding cake. We had a gorgeous 4-tier white wedding cake with rhinestones wrapped around the bottom of each tier. We also had the most gorgeous sugar magnolia flowers adorning the tiers and top of the cake. It was truly a beautiful show piece. The almond amaretto flavored cake with white chocolate raspberry filling was my favorite, and the red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting was my husband's pick. We were able to incorporate each cake flavor in the different tiers of the cake, making us both happy. Thank you to Kakes by Karen for a gorgeous wedding cake, and the best part is, she will give newlyweds a new, fresh cake on their one-year anniversary! No need to freeze and hope it still tastes okay a year later... We can't wait for ours!
From the moment we walked into the studio for our tasting, we knew that Karen and company would provide just what we were Read more...
From the moment we walked into the studio for our tasting, we knew that Karen and company would provide just what we were looking for in a beautiful looking and delicious tasting wedding cake. We had a gorgeous 4-tier white wedding cake with rhinestones wrapped around the bottom of each tier. We also had the most gorgeous sugar magnolia flowers adorning the tiers and top of the cake. It was truly a beautiful show piece. The almond amaretto flavored cake with white chocolate raspberry filling was my favorite, and the red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting was my husband's pick. We were able to incorporate each cake flavor in the different tiers of the cake, making us both happy. Thank you to Kakes by Karen for a gorgeous wedding cake, and the best part is, she will give newlyweds a new, fresh cake on their one-year anniversary! No need to freeze and hope it still tastes okay a year later... We can't wait for ours! Read less
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Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Karen made us the most beautiful and delicious wedding cake! I sent her a picture and her execution of the design was even nicer than the photo. The cake was delivered on time and in perfect condition. The flavors were amazing, every bite was moist and delicious. Highly recommend!
Karen made us the most beautiful and delicious wedding cake! I sent her a picture and her execution of the design was even Read more...
Karen made us the most beautiful and delicious wedding cake! I sent her a picture and her execution of the design was even nicer than the photo. The cake was delivered on time and in perfect condition. The flavors were amazing, every bite was moist and delicious. Highly recommend! Read less
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Kristina
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Karen and her husband are creative and kind professionals. They made my wedding cake vision come to life and it was not only beautiful but also so delicious! I have recommended them to anyone I know who needs a cake and will be back in the future
Karen and her husband are creative and kind professionals. They made my wedding cake vision come to life and it was not Read more...
Karen and her husband are creative and kind professionals. They made my wedding cake vision come to life and it was not only beautiful but also so delicious! I have recommended them to anyone I know who needs a cake and will be back in the future Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
3/8/2014
5.0/5.0
The wedding cake for my daughter's wedding was as delicious as it was beautiful! Everyone commented on the cake from the minute it arrived at the venue. It truly was a work of art. I cannot thank Karen and her team enough for creating such a beautiful cake and working so closely with my daughter to deliver her dream creation! The whole experience was effortless and Karen and Whitney were such a pleasure and helped make my daughter's day extra special. I would highly recommend Kakes by Karen if you want your cake to be extra special!!!
The wedding cake for my daughter's wedding was as delicious as it was beautiful! Everyone commented on the cake from the Read more...
The wedding cake for my daughter's wedding was as delicious as it was beautiful! Everyone commented on the cake from the minute it arrived at the venue. It truly was a work of art. I cannot thank Karen and her team enough for creating such a beautiful cake and working so closely with my daughter to deliver her dream creation! The whole experience was effortless and Karen and Whitney were such a pleasure and helped make my daughter's day extra special. I would highly recommend Kakes by Karen if you want your cake to be extra special!!! Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
1/25/2014
5.0/5.0
I'm a local wedding wedding planner who got married on 1-25-14. I knew I could only trust Karen to ensure that make cake was picture perfect and delicious. The cake was exactly what I wanted, perfect proportions, impeccable design and SO tasty! I highly recommend Kakes by Karen!!
I'm a local wedding wedding planner who got married on 1-25-14. I knew I could only trust Karen to ensure that make cake Read more...
I'm a local wedding wedding planner who got married on 1-25-14. I knew I could only trust Karen to ensure that make cake was picture perfect and delicious. The cake was exactly what I wanted, perfect proportions, impeccable design and SO tasty! I highly recommend Kakes by Karen!! Read less
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Suzy
Wedding:
1/4/2014
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Kakes by Karen. She and her staff are so personable and talented. My daughter had a three tiered-cake and cupcakes.... omgosh, they were heavenly.
I highly recommend Kakes by Karen. She and her staff are so personable and talented. My daughter had a three tiered-cake Read more...
I highly recommend Kakes by Karen. She and her staff are so personable and talented. My daughter had a three tiered-cake and cupcakes.... omgosh, they were heavenly. Read less
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Caitlin
Wedding:
1/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was easily one of the most anticipated and important parts of our wedding day. An avid baker myself, I had an idea in my head for my wedding cake long before I had even thought about my wedding dress. Kakes by Karen did not let me down!

From the very beginning Karen was an amazing vendor to work with. She responded to all of my emails in a timely manner which was vital to me as I was planning a Florida wedding all the way from Australia. Our cake tasting was set up beautifully. Karen closes her shop just for you on the day of your cake tasting and is there to answer all of your questions and give you great tips and advice.

Our two tier cake and 100 jumbo cupcakes turned out picture perfect and FAR exceeded our expectations. They were not only beautiful but tasted AMAZING and were the most complimented part of our wedding. Everyone wanted to take home more than one!

Karen was so easy to work with and even let us use our own sprinkles, cake stand and cake topper and worked to make all of it look stunning. Thank you Karen, I could not recommend you and your team to enough people!!

Caitlin and Marcus
Our wedding cake was easily one of the most anticipated and important parts of our wedding day. An avid baker myself, I Read more...
Our wedding cake was easily one of the most anticipated and important parts of our wedding day. An avid baker myself, I had an idea in my head for my wedding cake long before I had even thought about my wedding dress. Kakes by Karen did not let me down!

From the very beginning Karen was an amazing vendor to work with. She responded to all of my emails in a timely manner which was vital to me as I was planning a Florida wedding all the way from Australia. Our cake tasting was set up beautifully. Karen closes her shop just for you on the day of your cake tasting and is there to answer all of your questions and give you great tips and advice.

Our two tier cake and 100 jumbo cupcakes turned out picture perfect and FAR exceeded our expectations. They were not only beautiful but tasted AMAZING and were the most complimented part of our wedding. Everyone wanted to take home more than one!

Karen was so easy to work with and even let us use our own sprinkles, cake stand and cake topper and worked to make all of it look stunning. Thank you Karen, I could not recommend you and your team to enough people!!

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Travis
Wedding:
12/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Karens cakes are amazing. I'm a cake lover and her work is delicious to say the least. The design of the cake was exquisite and was perfect for our wedding. Karen and her team were great to work with from start to finish. Mite have to throw a party just have more cake!! Lol
Karens cakes are amazing. I'm a cake lover and her work is delicious to say the least. The design of the cake was Read more...
Karens cakes are amazing. I'm a cake lover and her work is delicious to say the least. The design of the cake was exquisite and was perfect for our wedding. Karen and her team were great to work with from start to finish. Mite have to throw a party just have more cake!! Lol Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
11/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Kakes by Karen was AMAZING! I don't even know where to begin. From our first meeting to our wedding day, every single encounter was fantastic and personal. Karen and her team worked wonders in creating our deliciously moist cake and cupcakes for our wedding. Ordinary cakes are a thing of the past and Karen is now our cake lady! I would recommend Kakes by Karen to any and everyone wanting only the best for their special occasion.
Kakes by Karen was AMAZING! I don't even know where to begin. From our first meeting to our wedding day, every single Read more...
Kakes by Karen was AMAZING! I don't even know where to begin. From our first meeting to our wedding day, every single encounter was fantastic and personal. Karen and her team worked wonders in creating our deliciously moist cake and cupcakes for our wedding. Ordinary cakes are a thing of the past and Karen is now our cake lady! I would recommend Kakes by Karen to any and everyone wanting only the best for their special occasion. Read less
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Kakes by Karen, LLC responded with the following comments:

Such a pleasure working with you and your family! You are one of those customers one cannot forget…You were a pleasure to work with, and always kind and sweet to us! I can only say, we were blessed to be part of your event! Our congrats and blessings to you and your loved ones always!
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Sarah
Wedding:
11/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Kakes by Karen is by far the best wedding cake vendor in the area. First, Karen is a perfectionist who absolutely LOVES creating the very best quality desserts that are exactly what the bride wants. In our case, this was no easy matter as my daughter wanted a rock candy cake she saw on Pinterest. We visited four vendors and Karen was the only one who not only was confident she could do it but was delighted and excited to have the opportunity. She worked tirelessly to find the perfect colors (ombre pink) and type of candy and cupcake liners to ensure that my daughter's vision was met. She didn't meet it . . she surpassed it! The cake was unbelievable - better than the original picture - and the cupcakes were so delicious. And the best part is that I knew it would happen that way because after talking with Karen over the few months before the wedding, I just knew that she could only provide an exceptional product. I had complete confidence in Karen and she exceeded beyond belief!
Kakes by Karen is by far the best wedding cake vendor in the area. First, Karen is a perfectionist who absolutely LOVES Read more...
Kakes by Karen is by far the best wedding cake vendor in the area. First, Karen is a perfectionist who absolutely LOVES creating the very best quality desserts that are exactly what the bride wants. In our case, this was no easy matter as my daughter wanted a rock candy cake she saw on Pinterest. We visited four vendors and Karen was the only one who not only was confident she could do it but was delighted and excited to have the opportunity. She worked tirelessly to find the perfect colors (ombre pink) and type of candy and cupcake liners to ensure that my daughter's vision was met. She didn't meet it . . she surpassed it! The cake was unbelievable - better than the original picture - and the cupcakes were so delicious. And the best part is that I knew it would happen that way because after talking with Karen over the few months before the wedding, I just knew that she could only provide an exceptional product. I had complete confidence in Karen and she exceeded beyond belief! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
11/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Beautiful cake! Tasted amazing! Also great pricing! I highly recommend them!
Beautiful cake! Tasted amazing! Also great pricing! I highly recommend them!
Beautiful cake! Tasted amazing! Also great pricing! I highly recommend them! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
11/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Our cake was beautiful. They dusted it with gold powder and wrapped orange ribbon around each layer. The flavors were muted and not overly sweet, very tasty!
Our cake was beautiful. They dusted it with gold powder and wrapped orange ribbon around each layer. The flavors were Read more...
Our cake was beautiful. They dusted it with gold powder and wrapped orange ribbon around each layer. The flavors were muted and not overly sweet, very tasty! Read less
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Kakes by Karen, LLC responded with the following comments:

Jennifer…You were so easy going and a breeze of fresh air! Loved your wedding theme!!! Thank you for allowing us to be part of your special event! We loved working with you and loved all the details of your wedding! PS - You got married on an amazing day! Our love to you and your loved ones!
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Abigail
Wedding:
11/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Karen was extremely meticulous and paid attention to every detail. My cake was absolutely gorgeous and it tasted AMAZING! I can’t wait till my first year anniversary to get my freshly, baked topper ☺ It was a pleasure working with Karen and you will not be disappointed.
Karen was extremely meticulous and paid attention to every detail. My cake was absolutely gorgeous and it tasted AMAZING! Read more...
Karen was extremely meticulous and paid attention to every detail. My cake was absolutely gorgeous and it tasted AMAZING! I can’t wait till my first year anniversary to get my freshly, baked topper ☺ It was a pleasure working with Karen and you will not be disappointed. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/31/2013
5.0/5.0
We had the most amazing wedding cake and grooms cake. They were beautiful, fun, and really delicious. Karen was great to work with and the design of the Halloween themed grooms cake was just perfect. Our wedding cake was unusual as we wanted to incorporate pumpkins since we got married on Halloween. The cake we got was just perfect, classy but fun. Everyone at the wedding said that it was the tastiest wedding cake that they had ever had and we agreed!
We had the most amazing wedding cake and grooms cake. They were beautiful, fun, and really delicious. Karen was great to Read more...
We had the most amazing wedding cake and grooms cake. They were beautiful, fun, and really delicious. Karen was great to work with and the design of the Halloween themed grooms cake was just perfect. Our wedding cake was unusual as we wanted to incorporate pumpkins since we got married on Halloween. The cake we got was just perfect, classy but fun. Everyone at the wedding said that it was the tastiest wedding cake that they had ever had and we agreed! Read less
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Kakes by Karen, LLC responded with the following comments:

OMG! Your wedding theme was super cool! We were so lucky to be able to assist with the details of your Halloween themed cake!!!! The skull, spider, "Black Magic Book", edible sugar pumpkins and all…were super cool to work with! Loved all your ideas and design suggestions! Such a pleasure to have worked with you!!!! Sending you our love!!!! Sugar hugs!
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/25/2013
3.4/5.0
My cake was beautiful and matched with my vision but did not taste up to par. It was not easy for us to do a tasting and only picked up a few samples to try while viewing venues in town. We did not get to taste the samples until one day later, we assumed that the would have tasted fresher the day we picked them up. At the wedding the bottom tier was burnt and dry. Both me and my husband were disappointed. The caterer's saved us more for our room and second tier was quite tasty and we did not try the final tier. I loved the look, but would have expected a better tasting cake overall.
My cake was beautiful and matched with my vision but did not taste up to par. It was not easy for us to do a tasting and Read more...
My cake was beautiful and matched with my vision but did not taste up to par. It was not easy for us to do a tasting and only picked up a few samples to try while viewing venues in town. We did not get to taste the samples until one day later, we assumed that the would have tasted fresher the day we picked them up. At the wedding the bottom tier was burnt and dry. Both me and my husband were disappointed. The caterer's saved us more for our room and second tier was quite tasty and we did not try the final tier. I loved the look, but would have expected a better tasting cake overall. Read less
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Kakes by Karen, LLC responded with the following comments:

Hi Jessica! Thank you for taking the time to review our studio! We loved working with you but regret the fact that we never got to do a one on one tasting with you. I am incredibly lucky to work with a dedicated staff who puts their upmost effort, heart, and soul into everything that leaves our studio. I had the pleasure of designing your cake and was involved in the process of baking and decorating it. Having said this, the bottom tier of your cake was all chocolate. As specified on our website, brochure, and during one on one tastings, anything chocolate base, tends to be on the dryer side due to its "cacao powder" content, which in our studio is a 100% cacao bean, French Chocolate called Valrhona, all natural, no preservatives which translates into:higher strength, darker color, more of a "coffee bean" flavor, very different to box mix which has 75%-85% cacao content=higher in moisture, higher in oil (>TransFat content, recently banned by the FDA). It is a more European taste that not everybody is used to (http://www.valrhona-chocolate.com/cocoa-powder-baking). Having explained this, our Mgr. went over your flavor choices with you over the phone and made other suggestions,prior to your wedding.I wished you had contacted us immediately if you were not pleased with your cake.In the food industry we follow the same courtesy as if you where at a restaurant, where if you are not pleased with the food, you call the chef ASAP. I was completely unaware of this situation until I read your review 3 days ago when I immediately contacted your reception site & was lucky to get a written response confirming there were NO complaints made by you, nor your party the night of your wedding nor the days after in regards to your cake. Nevertheless, thank you for allowing us to explain our product. Your wedding cake was beautiful and a design I personally loved and enjoyed working in! My staff and I wish you the best and send many blessings and sugar hugs your way!XX
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Private User
Wedding:
10/11/2013
5.0/5.0
I recently got married in Naples and I started to cry when I first saw my cake. In a good way! (Okay, emotional bride and all but it was really beautiful!) Fantastic service and it was delicious!
I recently got married in Naples and I started to cry when I first saw my cake. In a good way! (Okay, emotional bride and Read more...
I recently got married in Naples and I started to cry when I first saw my cake. In a good way! (Okay, emotional bride and all but it was really beautiful!) Fantastic service and it was delicious! Read less
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Kakes by Karen, LLC responded with the following comments:

This is amazing! I have been teaching: baking, cake decorating, health department regulations, cake law, cake structure, etc...for over 5 years now…everytime I make a wedding cake, it feels like the first time…I too, get emotional and have a hard time parting with my babies "my cakes". My staff and I are extremely humbled by your reaction and thank you for sharing it with us… We live for the moment we get to be part of someone's special wedding day! Working with our couples, always bring back memories of my own wedding 16 years ago and my very first cake back in 1994 :-)…I know I am now telling the whole world how OLD I am, but I wanted you to know that your words and all of those who have left us reviews are both appreciated and mean the world to us! Thank You and many blessings for a lifetime of love and happiness! Congrats and Sugar Hugs! XX
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Lisa
Wedding:
9/28/2013
4.9/5.0
I used Kakes by Karen based on many recommendations from other vendors in the Naples area, and they did not disappoint. The cake looked beautiful and tasted delicious! They were very easy to work with and responded promptly to all inquiries. I highly recommend!
I used Kakes by Karen based on many recommendations from other vendors in the Naples area, and they did not disappoint. Read more...
I used Kakes by Karen based on many recommendations from other vendors in the Naples area, and they did not disappoint. The cake looked beautiful and tasted delicious! They were very easy to work with and responded promptly to all inquiries. I highly recommend! Read less
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Kakes by Karen, LLC responded with the following comments:

Lisa…You are amazing!!!! WE ADORE YOU and loved working with you!!!! We cannot thank you enough for your kind words and send tons of love, health, and joy your way! Congrats and Sugar Hugs!
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/28/2013
5.0/5.0
My cake was beautiful and perfect and I never imagine it would look that wonderful!!! The nike shoes look so real and the taste of the cake was perfect. It was so moist and good! The cake was the talk of the wedding. Everyone loved it. You all were so sweet and caring and you really listen to the details we wanted and really made the cake come to life. You have an amazing talent and I am so honor to have been able to have one of your cakes at my wedding. I will never be able to thank you enough for all your time and effort and love that you all put into my wedding cake. Thank you so much!
My cake was beautiful and perfect and I never imagine it would look that wonderful!!! The nike shoes look so real and the Read more...
My cake was beautiful and perfect and I never imagine it would look that wonderful!!! The nike shoes look so real and the taste of the cake was perfect. It was so moist and good! The cake was the talk of the wedding. Everyone loved it. You all were so sweet and caring and you really listen to the details we wanted and really made the cake come to life. You have an amazing talent and I am so honor to have been able to have one of your cakes at my wedding. I will never be able to thank you enough for all your time and effort and love that you all put into my wedding cake. Thank you so much! Read less
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Kakes by Karen, LLC responded with the following comments:

One of my favorite couples EVER!!! With your cake and throughout the creative process, I pushed myself and staff to a level of realism on cake, I didn't imagine possible! My staff and I were so moved by your story and so committed into making this day special for you all, that our goal was to deliver a cake that we would never forget! Working with you both, was not only a pleasure, but a life lesson of how love and commitment is defined by our everyday actions…not one word, nor a day in our lives…but that everyday, every second, every breath commitment to one another. Like many of our costumers, we consider you family! You will forever be remembered and loved in our studio! You are part of our cake family and our everyday strive to be better! Thank you for having inspired us! We love you all!
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Christina
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Karen was fabulous to work with - she truly took the time to understand what I wanted for my wedding and my cake. Not to mention that the cake was phenomenal. :) All of my guests loved it and it was absolutely stunning!
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Karen was fabulous to work with - she truly took the time to understand what I wanted for my wedding and my cake. Not to mention that the cake was phenomenal. :) All of my guests loved it and it was absolutely stunning! Read less
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Kakes by Karen, LLC responded with the following comments:

Christina….You were so sweet and such a joy to work with!!!! Thank you so much for your review and for allowing us to be part of your special day! Loved working with you!!! You are a doll! XX
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Tom & Marion
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
We were truly WOW'd by the artistic talent and vision by Karen and her team. We talked through multiple cake flavors and frosting during our tasting, and were completely blown away by the cake she delivered on our wedding day! We had so many people tell us that was the most beautiful and best tasting cake they had ever had. Thank you Karen for exceeding our expectations and we look forward to having another one of your masterpiece creations soon!
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We were truly WOW'd by the artistic talent and vision by Karen and her team. We talked through multiple cake flavors and frosting during our tasting, and were completely blown away by the cake she delivered on our wedding day! We had so many people tell us that was the most beautiful and best tasting cake they had ever had. Thank you Karen for exceeding our expectations and we look forward to having another one of your masterpiece creations soon! Read less
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Kakes by Karen, LLC responded with the following comments:

So..a few years from now…when I get to celebrate my 20th wedding anniversary…I want to hire you, to come design my wedding!!!! OMG, your place looked so elegant and gorgeous! The crystals, the colors, the photo booth…It was all in the details! Thank you for painting your vision for us to: understand and enjoy! Your cake is one of my favorites…not to forget that you had fun flavors to! We adore you guys! One of those couples that make your job be fun and creative! Your taste is something I wished I could clone…your reception site looked AMAZING!!!! Sugar hugs!
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Sarah
Wedding:
5/5/2013
5.0/5.0
I think of all the wedding planning preparations, I was looking forward to the cake tasting the most. The first bakery we tried, the cake was tasteless and bland and I was a bit disheartened to think this was what I had been dreaming of for so long. That is until I went to our tasting at Kakes by Karen!!! We were met at the door by Karen Vasquez, the baker. What an enthusiastic greeting! She is so bubbly and has an effervescent personality. We knew we were in good hands.

As for the cakes - I have never tasted wedding cake that was so delicious! Our tasting consisted of 8 different flavors of cake and a vast array of fillings. As we were having a brunch wedding, we selected lemon and coconut cake layers with lemon curd filling. The design was simple and sublime… white fondant that our florist would decorate with fresh flowers. On the day of our wedding, there are so many moments that come together after all the planning but cutting into that gorgeous cake and sharing our first bite as husband and wife, it was such a sweet moment. Made all the more delicious by the stunning recipe used by Kakes by Karen! Our guests are still raving about it. Thank you Karen – you are the best!!!
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I think of all the wedding planning preparations, I was looking forward to the cake tasting the most. The first bakery we tried, the cake was tasteless and bland and I was a bit disheartened to think this was what I had been dreaming of for so long. That is until I went to our tasting at Kakes by Karen!!! We were met at the door by Karen Vasquez, the baker. What an enthusiastic greeting! She is so bubbly and has an effervescent personality. We knew we were in good hands.

As for the cakes - I have never tasted wedding cake that was so delicious! Our tasting consisted of 8 different flavors of cake and a vast array of fillings. As we were having a brunch wedding, we selected lemon and coconut cake layers with lemon curd filling. The design was simple and sublime… white fondant that our florist would decorate with fresh flowers. On the day of our wedding, there are so many moments that come together after all the planning but cutting into that gorgeous cake and sharing our first bite as husband and wife, it was such a sweet moment. Made all the more delicious by the stunning recipe used by Kakes by Karen! Our guests are still raving about it. Thank you Karen – you are the best!!! Read less
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Kakes by Karen, LLC responded with the following comments:

Sarah, so absolutely lucky and humbled to have met you! You are one of those people who take time in enjoying every minute of life and making those around you feel loved and special. When you came to our tasting, I was more impressed with how nice, genuine, sweet, and kind you had been towards us, that I know I may have held you guys "hostage" for longer than 45 minutes during our tasting :-). I wished everybody would take the time in life to enjoy the little moments and recognized the extent other people around us go through, to make our everyday experiences feel special. If I may say…how you felt about our staff and myself…we felt about you and feel about every customer that comes through our doors…We want them to fall in love with cake, but not because of us, but because sweet things make us happy and make us smile…and those little moments are what make life more easy going. Thank You for your kind words and review! We are extremely lucky and humbled to have worked with! Sugar hugs!
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Private User
Wedding:
4/28/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about Karen and her staff. From the first cake tasting, through all my emails with questions, to day of with the gorgeous cake and delicious cupcakes Karen just took my expectations and created cakes that were even better than imagined! She was absolutely AMAZING. Not only are her cakes gorgeous but they are absolutely delicious. Like heaven in your mouth AMAZING. Karen is the kindest sweetest most genuine person I have ever met. She is so delightful and caring. I honestly can't praise her enough!!!
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I can't say enough about Karen and her staff. From the first cake tasting, through all my emails with questions, to day of with the gorgeous cake and delicious cupcakes Karen just took my expectations and created cakes that were even better than imagined! She was absolutely AMAZING. Not only are her cakes gorgeous but they are absolutely delicious. Like heaven in your mouth AMAZING. Karen is the kindest sweetest most genuine person I have ever met. She is so delightful and caring. I honestly can't praise her enough!!! Read less
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Kakes by Karen, LLC responded with the following comments:

So…Can I say I cried when I read your review? Well I did! You are a sweetheart! It is I who feels extremely humbled and lucky, and delighted…and so in Cloud 9, when I get the opportunity to work with sweet, kind, respectful brides like yourself! I can only say: THANK YOU!, because of people like yourself, our hardworking but fun job gets to be so much more enjoyable! THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts! Sugar Hugs!
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Emily
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
I decided to get my wedding cake with Kakes by Karen after various referrals I had received from past brides that had their wedding at my location. I’m so glad I went with Karen!! When my husband and I had our cake tasting, Karen went above and beyond explaining all the cakes and frostings to us in great detail, and spent a lot of time making sure we were happy. Karen is so sweet, and is really passionate about baking cakes. I couldn’t believe some of the art she had done with past cakes; her work is phenomenal!! I picked out a simple white cake with our initials engraved, but it was equally as gorgeous. Not to mention her cakes are RIDICULOUSLY good!!!! It was so hard to decide on just 2 flavors!! Karen’s team delivered my cake promptly on my wedding day and it was in perfect condition and just as good tasting as I remembered.
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I decided to get my wedding cake with Kakes by Karen after various referrals I had received from past brides that had their wedding at my location. I’m so glad I went with Karen!! When my husband and I had our cake tasting, Karen went above and beyond explaining all the cakes and frostings to us in great detail, and spent a lot of time making sure we were happy. Karen is so sweet, and is really passionate about baking cakes. I couldn’t believe some of the art she had done with past cakes; her work is phenomenal!! I picked out a simple white cake with our initials engraved, but it was equally as gorgeous. Not to mention her cakes are RIDICULOUSLY good!!!! It was so hard to decide on just 2 flavors!! Karen’s team delivered my cake promptly on my wedding day and it was in perfect condition and just as good tasting as I remembered. Read less
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Kakes by Karen, LLC responded with the following comments:

Emily...I LOVED so much meeting you and your fiancé…your cake ideas were very much my style with a balance in elegance, pop of color, appreciation for style, and uniqueness (Hopefully I wrote that last word right) ;-). I loved the whole design process with you and seeing the final cake come to fruition! Thank you for trusting us and for allowing us "freedom" to design one of the coolest cakes ever! PS - When I see sunsets in Florida…I am reminded of your cake design! Loving it! Congrats again and Sugar Hugs!
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Meggie
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
KAKES BY KAREN MADE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CUPCAKES FOR MY WEDDING!
They were exactly what I dreamed. They were beautiful and delicious! Thank you Karen!!!
KAKES BY KAREN MADE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CUPCAKES FOR MY WEDDING!
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KAKES BY KAREN MADE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CUPCAKES FOR MY WEDDING!
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Kakes by Karen, LLC responded with the following comments:

Meggie…I will never forget your cupcakes! They were so much fun to do!!! You have amazing taste! If I were to get married again…I would keep the same guy as a husband, but I would make sure to design such elegant cupcakes with attention to detail, as those you helped us design! In my opinion…your cupcake design ROCKED the cupcakes! Congrats again and Sugar Hugs!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
4/6/2013
3.4/5.0
I was so excited about the wedding cake-- I knew it was going to be beautiful based on the pictures I had seen and I really though it was going to be delicious based on tastings. While the cake wasn't aesthetically disappointing, the wheels kind of fell off in terms of flavor. Everyone I communicated with was super responsive, but the cake as delivered wasn't the same as the cake described in the contract (e.g. we ordered flavor X and got flavor Y). That didn't matter as the cake just wasn't that tasty-- a bad combination of dry and bland. There was also enough fondant that cutting it was difficult, but that wasn't something I had a lot of experience with so that might be the norm for wedding cakes. The good news is that the food for the wedding was delicious and the drinks were plentiful, so I don't think the guests were as disappointed as I was, but in terms of the product delivered, I wouldn't recommend Kakes by Karen to friends planning weddings.
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I was so excited about the wedding cake-- I knew it was going to be beautiful based on the pictures I had seen and I really though it was going to be delicious based on tastings. While the cake wasn't aesthetically disappointing, the wheels kind of fell off in terms of flavor. Everyone I communicated with was super responsive, but the cake as delivered wasn't the same as the cake described in the contract (e.g. we ordered flavor X and got flavor Y). That didn't matter as the cake just wasn't that tasty-- a bad combination of dry and bland. There was also enough fondant that cutting it was difficult, but that wasn't something I had a lot of experience with so that might be the norm for wedding cakes. The good news is that the food for the wedding was delicious and the drinks were plentiful, so I don't think the guests were as disappointed as I was, but in terms of the product delivered, I wouldn't recommend Kakes by Karen to friends planning weddings. Read less
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Kakes by Karen, LLC responded with the following comments:

We aren't really sure how to respond to this post. By not being present at the tasting, and allowing your family to choose your wedding cake flavors, this runs the risk of you not being happy with their choices, which is out of our control.

We looked at the contract your family signed and it was written in blue pen; verbatim: "Please deemphasize sweetness." We pride ourselves on being an honest business and if you truly were not happy with your cake you should have first spoken with those who made the decisions for your wedding cake (flavors & colors) and then contacted our studio immediately following your wedding. By leaving a review on this page, which due to our busy schedule we do not always check, you are depriving yourself of not allowing us to provide you with the right customer service.

We have double-checked our flavors and they all match up to the flavors we have at the studio from the 6th (We keep the excess cake 2 weeks after each wedding to ensure flavor and moistness).

In regards to the fondant, it is not only posted on our website, but during the tasting we let your family know and you (you joined us via Skype/Facetime) that we only work in fondant. We received an email, the night before your wedding, that you were expecting a Buttercream cake. Unfortunately, this is a lack of communication that should not be blamed on our part. Also, the design you chose, which was beautiful, was a pleated ombre technique, which requires an extra layer of fondant (over lapping), for each new color, creating an additional layer of fondant. This is not customary for every design.

We wish you would have called our studio and not have put a review like this on our page (where all of our clients were very happy with their cake) without coming to us first.

One pro about coming to the tasting at our studio (or any other baker) is if you are able to taste the cake before the wedding and do not like the taste or flavor you can always move onto a better match for you. We understand that not everyone is a match for our award winning "from scratch" recipe.

We truly wish the absolute best for you. And send blessings for an amazing married life!
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Sarah
Wedding:
3/23/2013
4.8/5.0
Karen worked with me for months designing the exact cake I wanted. We went through many versions and ideas and in the end she took pieces of my dress, my ring and our wedding and incorporated them into the cake. She was extremely flexible and the only issue I had was I thought there would be color in my cake but it was all white. But it was classically beautiful.
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Karen worked with me for months designing the exact cake I wanted. We went through many versions and ideas and in the end she took pieces of my dress, my ring and our wedding and incorporated them into the cake. She was extremely flexible and the only issue I had was I thought there would be color in my cake but it was all white. But it was classically beautiful. Read less
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Gia
Wedding:
3/2/2013
4.8/5.0
Karen did cupcakes for my Bridesmaids Luncheon and for my wedding. She was very accomodating for the tasting and allowed us to take home the cupcakes with all different types of frostings. The cakes were AMAZING!! They put my bridesmaids pull charms in the cakes for me and truly added to the joyous experience!
Karen did cupcakes for my Bridesmaids Luncheon and for my wedding. She was very accomodating for the tasting and allowed Read more...
Karen did cupcakes for my Bridesmaids Luncheon and for my wedding. She was very accomodating for the tasting and allowed us to take home the cupcakes with all different types of frostings. The cakes were AMAZING!! They put my bridesmaids pull charms in the cakes for me and truly added to the joyous experience! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
2/16/2013
5.0/5.0
My wedding cake was beyond beautiful. Karen is an artist for sure. She was a pleasure to work with. I gave her about four cake designs that I liked and asked her to combine those ideas and come up with something on her own and she truly created a MASTERPIECE. On top of that, the guests were RAVING about how moist the cake was. After interviewing 3 different cake bakeries, I am so glad I decided to go with Kakes by Karen. I will never forget what incredible work she does!
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My wedding cake was beyond beautiful. Karen is an artist for sure. She was a pleasure to work with. I gave her about four cake designs that I liked and asked her to combine those ideas and come up with something on her own and she truly created a MASTERPIECE. On top of that, the guests were RAVING about how moist the cake was. After interviewing 3 different cake bakeries, I am so glad I decided to go with Kakes by Karen. I will never forget what incredible work she does! Read less
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Ashley-n-Tyler
Wedding:
2/16/2013
5.0/5.0
From the very beginning we fell in love with Karen and her Kakes, they are and upgrade from the typical wedding cake. When we went to the cake testing there were so many different combinations and options and was so hard to decide but we were able to pick three different flavors for the cake layers. She worked with us in finding the perfect design and was very accommodating. On our wedding day I was beyond impressed with how our cake turned out. Our wedding cake was even better than I imagined, it was gorgeous and tasted even better! Karen work is amazing and I would use her for anything!
From the very beginning we fell in love with Karen and her Kakes, they are and upgrade from the typical wedding cake. When Read more...
From the very beginning we fell in love with Karen and her Kakes, they are and upgrade from the typical wedding cake. When we went to the cake testing there were so many different combinations and options and was so hard to decide but we were able to pick three different flavors for the cake layers. She worked with us in finding the perfect design and was very accommodating. On our wedding day I was beyond impressed with how our cake turned out. Our wedding cake was even better than I imagined, it was gorgeous and tasted even better! Karen work is amazing and I would use her for anything! Read less
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carolina
Wedding:
2/9/2013
5.0/5.0
one word AWESOME, Karen is the best at what she does. From the tasting to the day of the wedding
one word AWESOME, Karen is the best at what she does. From the tasting to the day of the wedding
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amanda
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Kakes by Karen is the best in town for beautiful and delicious cakes! Karen was so helpful throughout my year of planning - so eager to give suggestions and so sweet to work with. She took a picture I found of a cake in a magazine and recreated it perfectly! I will use her for years to come with all of my upcoming events and recommend her to anyone wanting the best!
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Kakes by Karen is the best in town for beautiful and delicious cakes! Karen was so helpful throughout my year of planning - so eager to give suggestions and so sweet to work with. She took a picture I found of a cake in a magazine and recreated it perfectly! I will use her for years to come with all of my upcoming events and recommend her to anyone wanting the best! Read less
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Patricia
Wedding:
12/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Kakes by Karen was absolutely delicious and of course gorgeous!!!! Karen is a very talented lady with an even greater personality. She was so sweet and so kind every time we met with her and she knew exactly what we wanted our cake to look like from only seeing one photo. Kakes by Karen was very professional and worked collaboratively with our florist to make our wedding cake beautiful. We left her tasting in awe as her many flavors are divine. We had a tough time choosing flavors because everything tasted fantastic. We ended up choosing coconut with fresh raspberries and it was a great choice! Our guests loved it!
Kakes by Karen was absolutely delicious and of course gorgeous!!!! Karen is a very talented lady with an even greater Read more...
Kakes by Karen was absolutely delicious and of course gorgeous!!!! Karen is a very talented lady with an even greater personality. She was so sweet and so kind every time we met with her and she knew exactly what we wanted our cake to look like from only seeing one photo. Kakes by Karen was very professional and worked collaboratively with our florist to make our wedding cake beautiful. We left her tasting in awe as her many flavors are divine. We had a tough time choosing flavors because everything tasted fantastic. We ended up choosing coconut with fresh raspberries and it was a great choice! Our guests loved it! Read less
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Felicia
Wedding:
12/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Kakes by Karen is amazing!! We absolutely loved our wedding cake and cupcakes and the guests raved about them. Karen was such a delight to work with.

Karen, I appreciate you and everything you did to make my wedding special. I loved the cake and your caring attitude was simply amazing.
Kakes by Karen is amazing!! We absolutely loved our wedding cake and cupcakes and the guests raved about them. Karen was Read more...
Kakes by Karen is amazing!! We absolutely loved our wedding cake and cupcakes and the guests raved about them. Karen was such a delight to work with.

Karen, I appreciate you and everything you did to make my wedding special. I loved the cake and your caring attitude was simply amazing. Read less
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Hannah
Wedding:
12/8/2012
5.0/5.0
There was never even a question of who I wanted to make my cake...I knew I wanted my wedding cake to be a Kakes by Karen masterpiece! Even my husband (who was not a cake fan until our tasting with Karen) loved the flavors so much, he asked for a special grooms cake!

Once you sit down and talk with Karen and her staff about the vision you have for your special day, you will know she is going to deliver something even more beautiful than you could have imagined! When I saw my wedding cake (and of course, the FSU grooms cake too) I cried.. It was absolutely stunning and Karen is quite possibly the sweetest person you will meet! She truly takes great pride in each cake she creates and does so with such love and passion!

I know my husband and I cannot wait until our first year anniversary to have another delicious Kakes by Karen treat! Thank you SO very much to Karen and her staff, you are AMAZING! :)
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There was never even a question of who I wanted to make my cake...I knew I wanted my wedding cake to be a Kakes by Karen masterpiece! Even my husband (who was not a cake fan until our tasting with Karen) loved the flavors so much, he asked for a special grooms cake!

Once you sit down and talk with Karen and her staff about the vision you have for your special day, you will know she is going to deliver something even more beautiful than you could have imagined! When I saw my wedding cake (and of course, the FSU grooms cake too) I cried.. It was absolutely stunning and Karen is quite possibly the sweetest person you will meet! She truly takes great pride in each cake she creates and does so with such love and passion!

I know my husband and I cannot wait until our first year anniversary to have another delicious Kakes by Karen treat! Thank you SO very much to Karen and her staff, you are AMAZING! :) Read less
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Kyndra
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
I was recommended to Kakes by Karen by my wedding planner, Along Came Stephanie. When we met with Karen for our tasting we were immediately impressed by the spread she puts together for the tasting appointment. There were so many delicious buttercreams and cakes to choose from! We ended up going with a different flavor for each tier and are so glad that we did. The next day it was great to hear what flavor each guest thought they had. We also had a fishing cake made for my groom in his favorite flavors. The design for my cake was an image that I had found that Karen recreated to fit our theme and wedding. Many people commented on how detailed the cake was and how it was the most amazing thing they had ever seen! It was also delicious! And I know because I was THAT bride who ate TWO pieces of cake at her wedding. (And took about ten pieces to go back to the room) What can I say? I love cake! And Karen is the best. Her cakes are incredible works of art and taste amazing! When I saw Karen before the ceremony as she was dropping off my cake herself, she commented on how late they were up last night completing every detail of our cakes. Because they don't make the cakes early to save time, every cake is made the night before to ensure its freshness. If that is not quality I don't know what is! I completely recommend Karen and I am currently trying to find another event for her to make a cake for me!
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I was recommended to Kakes by Karen by my wedding planner, Along Came Stephanie. When we met with Karen for our tasting we were immediately impressed by the spread she puts together for the tasting appointment. There were so many delicious buttercreams and cakes to choose from! We ended up going with a different flavor for each tier and are so glad that we did. The next day it was great to hear what flavor each guest thought they had. We also had a fishing cake made for my groom in his favorite flavors. The design for my cake was an image that I had found that Karen recreated to fit our theme and wedding. Many people commented on how detailed the cake was and how it was the most amazing thing they had ever seen! It was also delicious! And I know because I was THAT bride who ate TWO pieces of cake at her wedding. (And took about ten pieces to go back to the room) What can I say? I love cake! And Karen is the best. Her cakes are incredible works of art and taste amazing! When I saw Karen before the ceremony as she was dropping off my cake herself, she commented on how late they were up last night completing every detail of our cakes. Because they don't make the cakes early to save time, every cake is made the night before to ensure its freshness. If that is not quality I don't know what is! I completely recommend Karen and I am currently trying to find another event for her to make a cake for me! Read less
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Jen
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Kakes By Karen were great to work with for our wedding cake. Their creativity and ability to do something they hadn't done before was so helpful. We loved working with them and the tasting was amazing! They were punctual at delivering the cake to the venue and it tasted great. We got plenty of rave reviews from guests! We would recommend Kakes by Karen to anyone needing a unique and beautiful cake!
Kakes By Karen were great to work with for our wedding cake. Their creativity and ability to do something they hadn't done Read more...
Kakes By Karen were great to work with for our wedding cake. Their creativity and ability to do something they hadn't done before was so helpful. We loved working with them and the tasting was amazing! They were punctual at delivering the cake to the venue and it tasted great. We got plenty of rave reviews from guests! We would recommend Kakes by Karen to anyone needing a unique and beautiful cake! Read less
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Candace
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Karen and her team were amazing! My cake turned out exactly like the picture I provided Karen. We are from Chicago and had a destination wedding in Marco Island, which we never actually met Karen only spoke via email. I had complete confidence in Karen and she delivered just what she promised.
Karen and her team were amazing! My cake turned out exactly like the picture I provided Karen. We are from Chicago and had Read more...
Karen and her team were amazing! My cake turned out exactly like the picture I provided Karen. We are from Chicago and had a destination wedding in Marco Island, which we never actually met Karen only spoke via email. I had complete confidence in Karen and she delivered just what she promised. Read less
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J&A
Wedding:
9/28/2012
5.0/5.0
The premier cake company to work with in SW Florida. The end product is amazing and you will see there is no other organization to work with besides Karen!
The premier cake company to work with in SW Florida. The end product is amazing and you will see there is no other Read more...
The premier cake company to work with in SW Florida. The end product is amazing and you will see there is no other organization to work with besides Karen! Read less
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jessica
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Karen is so great at what she does!! The cake was delicious!! And GORGEOUS!! She is as sweet as cakes!
Karen is so great at what she does!! The cake was delicious!! And GORGEOUS!! She is as sweet as cakes!
Karen is so great at what she does!! The cake was delicious!! And GORGEOUS!! She is as sweet as cakes! Read less
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Karina
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Karen was so wonderful to work with. She listened to what we wanted, answered all of our questions and was just generally great. The cake and cupcakes were delicious and we enjoyed them for the entire week following our wedding. She was able to make us a beautiful cake to match our vision and we were able to stay within budget. To top it all off, Karen went out of her way to deliver the cake and cupcakes to us the day of our wedding. Such a wonderful person and baker!
Karen was so wonderful to work with. She listened to what we wanted, answered all of our questions and was just generally Read more...
Karen was so wonderful to work with. She listened to what we wanted, answered all of our questions and was just generally great. The cake and cupcakes were delicious and we enjoyed them for the entire week following our wedding. She was able to make us a beautiful cake to match our vision and we were able to stay within budget. To top it all off, Karen went out of her way to deliver the cake and cupcakes to us the day of our wedding. Such a wonderful person and baker! Read less
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Monique
Wedding:
7/27/2012
5.0/5.0
What can I say? The cakes were beautiful, fantastic, and INCREDIBLE. Did I mention delicious? You want a wedding cake that tastes homemade, select Kakes by Karen. She does exactly what you want and she is super sweet too. Love you Karen and thank you soooooo much. By the way, Al, the groom, LOVED the groom's cake. His friends said it was awesome!
What can I say? The cakes were beautiful, fantastic, and INCREDIBLE. Did I mention delicious? You want a wedding cake that Read more...
What can I say? The cakes were beautiful, fantastic, and INCREDIBLE. Did I mention delicious? You want a wedding cake that tastes homemade, select Kakes by Karen. She does exactly what you want and she is super sweet too. Love you Karen and thank you soooooo much. By the way, Al, the groom, LOVED the groom's cake. His friends said it was awesome! Read less
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Yvette
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Karen and Aiden were so kind and attentive to every detail! The taste and quality of the cake was spectacular!!! Everyone was gushing about how delicious the cake was. I highly recommend this vendor to everyone! Not only for the quality of their product but they were very nice and you can tell they were very passionate about their work.
Karen and Aiden were so kind and attentive to every detail! The taste and quality of the cake was spectacular!!! Everyone Read more...
Karen and Aiden were so kind and attentive to every detail! The taste and quality of the cake was spectacular!!! Everyone was gushing about how delicious the cake was. I highly recommend this vendor to everyone! Not only for the quality of their product but they were very nice and you can tell they were very passionate about their work. Read less
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alichristina14
Wedding:
5/12/2012
4.6/5.0
Our cake was wonderful. The look and the taste were better than we expected. Our guests loved the Almond Amaretto flavor. Karen and her staff are professional and courteous. We would recommend to friends and family and look forward to ordering cakes from her for future events!
Our cake was wonderful. The look and the taste were better than we expected. Our guests loved the Almond Amaretto flavor. Read more...
Our cake was wonderful. The look and the taste were better than we expected. Our guests loved the Almond Amaretto flavor. Karen and her staff are professional and courteous. We would recommend to friends and family and look forward to ordering cakes from her for future events! Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
5/7/2012
5.0/5.0
BEST. CAKE. EVER!

I seriously have dreams about how wonderful this cake was. From the way she took a design I brought her from a magazine and helped tweak it just for me to the deliciousness of every bite. I only wish I had more! I can't wait for my anniversary cake! Karen is an artist in every sense of the word! Use Kakes by Karen....you will NOT be disappointed.
BEST. CAKE. EVER!

I seriously have dreams about how wonderful this cake was. From the way she took a design I Read more...
BEST. CAKE. EVER!

I seriously have dreams about how wonderful this cake was. From the way she took a design I brought her from a magazine and helped tweak it just for me to the deliciousness of every bite. I only wish I had more! I can't wait for my anniversary cake! Karen is an artist in every sense of the word! Use Kakes by Karen....you will NOT be disappointed. Read less
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Dawn
Wedding:
4/7/2012
5.0/5.0
From the moment I first met Karen and Aydian, I knew our wedding cake was going to be unbelievable. They both take so much pride in their careers and it is evident by their end product. There was no question I would use anyone else after walking out of her studio doors. She made me feel so welcome and important to her. She took my different ideas and created a masterpiece. Her cakes are made fresh (never frozen) and her ingredients are of the highest quality. Not only did the cake taste like heaven, it looked like a piece of art. The cake literally brought me to tears....that is how beautiful it was. Thank you so much to Karen and Aydian. You are both amazing!!
From the moment I first met Karen and Aydian, I knew our wedding cake was going to be unbelievable. They both take so much Read more...
From the moment I first met Karen and Aydian, I knew our wedding cake was going to be unbelievable. They both take so much pride in their careers and it is evident by their end product. There was no question I would use anyone else after walking out of her studio doors. She made me feel so welcome and important to her. She took my different ideas and created a masterpiece. Her cakes are made fresh (never frozen) and her ingredients are of the highest quality. Not only did the cake taste like heaven, it looked like a piece of art. The cake literally brought me to tears....that is how beautiful it was. Thank you so much to Karen and Aydian. You are both amazing!! Read less
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jrandall
Wedding:
3/18/2012
4.4/5.0
We were so happy with our cake and cupcakes from Kakes by Karen. We were planning a destination wedding and she did a great job communicating with us from a distance. We ended up with exactally what we wanted. She was helpful in making suggestions to make our cake perfect. Thanks so much!
We were so happy with our cake and cupcakes from Kakes by Karen. We were planning a destination wedding and she did a Read more...
We were so happy with our cake and cupcakes from Kakes by Karen. We were planning a destination wedding and she did a great job communicating with us from a distance. We ended up with exactally what we wanted. She was helpful in making suggestions to make our cake perfect. Thanks so much! Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
3/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Where do I begin?! From the moment we walked into the Kakes By Karen kitchen to do our cake tasting to seeing the final product on our big day (which was beyond beautiful!), it was clear that Karen Vasquez is truly one of the best cake designers ever! Not only does she do a wonderful job with the cakes she produces, she also is the most down-to-Earth, kindest, and most genuine person you will ever work with. Her staff is also just as amazing. She absolutely loves what she does for a living and designing cakes is more like a passion to her than a job. When my husband and I walked in our reception area and saw our cake, we were so blown away by how awesome it looked...and then we were even more blown away after we tasted it! It was so gorgeous and delicious. Thank you so much to Kakes by Karen for being such a huge part of our wedding!
Where do I begin?! From the moment we walked into the Kakes By Karen kitchen to do our cake tasting to seeing the final Read more...
Where do I begin?! From the moment we walked into the Kakes By Karen kitchen to do our cake tasting to seeing the final product on our big day (which was beyond beautiful!), it was clear that Karen Vasquez is truly one of the best cake designers ever! Not only does she do a wonderful job with the cakes she produces, she also is the most down-to-Earth, kindest, and most genuine person you will ever work with. Her staff is also just as amazing. She absolutely loves what she does for a living and designing cakes is more like a passion to her than a job. When my husband and I walked in our reception area and saw our cake, we were so blown away by how awesome it looked...and then we were even more blown away after we tasted it! It was so gorgeous and delicious. Thank you so much to Kakes by Karen for being such a huge part of our wedding! Read less
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Linds3312
Wedding:
3/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Karen and her team are spectacular! We hired her to make our groom's cake and wedding cake and provided her with photos of the cakes we wanted--not only were the cakes breathtaking but they turned out more beautiful than the pictures we gave her! They also tasted amazing, even the left over cake we were eating a week later was so moist and delicious! She is so talented, friendly and calm and always responded quickly to my emails. You will not be disappointed in her talent--absolutely fabulous! I hope to work with her again in the future for a special event.
Karen and her team are spectacular! We hired her to make our groom's cake and wedding cake and provided her with photos of Read more...
Karen and her team are spectacular! We hired her to make our groom's cake and wedding cake and provided her with photos of the cakes we wanted--not only were the cakes breathtaking but they turned out more beautiful than the pictures we gave her! They also tasted amazing, even the left over cake we were eating a week later was so moist and delicious! She is so talented, friendly and calm and always responded quickly to my emails. You will not be disappointed in her talent--absolutely fabulous! I hope to work with her again in the future for a special event. Read less
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Janell
Wedding:
2/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Karen and her staff are beyond talented and very highly recommended. Every experience we had with her, from tastings and picking out a design, to phone calls and emails were handled in a positive, professional, and kind way. She truly loves what she does and genuinely cares for her clients, obviously wanting the very best for their wedding day.

We changed our guest count many times, ended up with a very early delivery time on Superbowl Sunday, and changed the amount of detail decorations and she always handled things wonderfully! She was great about working within our budget when I feel that any other baker would have told us what we wanted couldn't be done for the amount we could afford, but Karen was willing to work with us! She even ended up delivering a little more wedding cake than we paid for on our wedding day which worked out great because we were able to take a little home with us afterwards. :) The details on our cake were beyond what I could have ever imagined and you could see just how much time, effort, and LOVE Karen puts into her product.

We chose a four tier wedding cake with red velvet & cream cheese, almond amaretto & almond buttercream, and lemon cake with raspberry buttercream. She even asked us not to freeze the top tier so that she could make us a fresh one to celebrate our year anniversary. We also had a fish shaped grooms cake made. The cake flavors were exceptional. The cake was moist and fresh and had just enough frosting to compliment the flavors without overpowering the cake. Karen definately knows what she is doing. The sugar flower work on our cake was breathtaking. I could hardly believe that it was even possible that she could make something like she presented us with. Everyone said that it was the most beautiful cake they had ever seen. Our grooms cake was also a huge hit. The colors were bright and fun and my husband could barely bring himself to cut the cake!

I can't wait until the next friend or family members wedding just so that we have the opportunity to work with or try another one of Karen's cakes. If you are looking for a baker, look no further, Karen is the best you will find.
Karen and her staff are beyond talented and very highly recommended. Every experience we had with her, from tastings and Read more...
Karen and her staff are beyond talented and very highly recommended. Every experience we had with her, from tastings and picking out a design, to phone calls and emails were handled in a positive, professional, and kind way. She truly loves what she does and genuinely cares for her clients, obviously wanting the very best for their wedding day.

We changed our guest count many times, ended up with a very early delivery time on Superbowl Sunday, and changed the amount of detail decorations and she always handled things wonderfully! She was great about working within our budget when I feel that any other baker would have told us what we wanted couldn't be done for the amount we could afford, but Karen was willing to work with us! She even ended up delivering a little more wedding cake than we paid for on our wedding day which worked out great because we were able to take a little home with us afterwards. :) The details on our cake were beyond what I could have ever imagined and you could see just how much time, effort, and LOVE Karen puts into her product.

We chose a four tier wedding cake with red velvet & cream cheese, almond amaretto & almond buttercream, and lemon cake with raspberry buttercream. She even asked us not to freeze the top tier so that she could make us a fresh one to celebrate our year anniversary. We also had a fish shaped grooms cake made. The cake flavors were exceptional. The cake was moist and fresh and had just enough frosting to compliment the flavors without overpowering the cake. Karen definately knows what she is doing. The sugar flower work on our cake was breathtaking. I could hardly believe that it was even possible that she could make something like she presented us with. Everyone said that it was the most beautiful cake they had ever seen. Our grooms cake was also a huge hit. The colors were bright and fun and my husband could barely bring himself to cut the cake!

I can't wait until the next friend or family members wedding just so that we have the opportunity to work with or try another one of Karen's cakes. If you are looking for a baker, look no further, Karen is the best you will find. Read less
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loveunderwater
Wedding:
1/14/2012
5.0/5.0
"Always Eat Dessert First" that is our motto in life! My husband and I LOVE dessert so choosing a wedding cake was both exciting and tough for us. Kakes by Karen made it simple for us. Their cake flavors, made from scratch are all delectable in their own sweet ways! When we went for our cake tasting I kept thinking I had just tasted my favorite flavor until they brought out another one just as amazing! Karen and Aydian are so fun and accomodating they make you feel like you are a kid again excited about the next fun, yummy treat you get to sample. After tasting so many delicious flavors, we had each narrowed down our favorite and before an argument could even begin between the Bride and Groom, Karen suggested incorporating both flavors into the cake and I sampled them together and the flavors complimented eachother perfectly! I wanted Maple flavored cake to symbolize me and husband's Sunday morning pancake breakfasts together and he chose Raspberry Chambord. The flavors together reminded me of pancakes with maple syrup, butter and raspberry jam. I love my Sunday's with my husband because they are "our day" just for the two of us and I will always remember the taste of our wedding cake symbolizing our days together :) Karen and Aydian really allowed me the freedom to do that and the day of my wedding all of the guests raved about the cake! I've been going on and on about the flavor of the cake and have not touched on the decor of the cake. When I walked into our wedding reception and saw our wedding cake my jaw dropped to the floor. It was made for us. It was themed and colored perfectly to match our wedding theme and colors. The attention paid to detail on my cake was flawless! We had a bird theme and there were gorgeous sugar flowers, bird's nests, branches, birds all done up so professionally! I could not have even dreamed of a more beautiful, personalized cake! Karen and Aydian really take the time to listen to your wishes and the vision you have for your wedding cake. They can be trusted to create exactly what you want no question about it.
I'm excited for our one year anniversary to come because Kakes by Karen provides you with a small version of your wedding cake freshly baked to enjoy with your husband instead of taking the year old one out of the freezer. We will be able to taste the fresh baked flavors we tasted on our wedding day and reminisce on the day :) We could not have asked for more!!
"Always Eat Dessert First" that is our motto in life! My husband and I LOVE dessert so choosing a wedding cake was both Read more...
"Always Eat Dessert First" that is our motto in life! My husband and I LOVE dessert so choosing a wedding cake was both exciting and tough for us. Kakes by Karen made it simple for us. Their cake flavors, made from scratch are all delectable in their own sweet ways! When we went for our cake tasting I kept thinking I had just tasted my favorite flavor until they brought out another one just as amazing! Karen and Aydian are so fun and accomodating they make you feel like you are a kid again excited about the next fun, yummy treat you get to sample. After tasting so many delicious flavors, we had each narrowed down our favorite and before an argument could even begin between the Bride and Groom, Karen suggested incorporating both flavors into the cake and I sampled them together and the flavors complimented eachother perfectly! I wanted Maple flavored cake to symbolize me and husband's Sunday morning pancake breakfasts together and he chose Raspberry Chambord. The flavors together reminded me of pancakes with maple syrup, butter and raspberry jam. I love my Sunday's with my husband because they are "our day" just for the two of us and I will always remember the taste of our wedding cake symbolizing our days together :) Karen and Aydian really allowed me the freedom to do that and the day of my wedding all of the guests raved about the cake! I've been going on and on about the flavor of the cake and have not touched on the decor of the cake. When I walked into our wedding reception and saw our wedding cake my jaw dropped to the floor. It was made for us. It was themed and colored perfectly to match our wedding theme and colors. The attention paid to detail on my cake was flawless! We had a bird theme and there were gorgeous sugar flowers, bird's nests, branches, birds all done up so professionally! I could not have even dreamed of a more beautiful, personalized cake! Karen and Aydian really take the time to listen to your wishes and the vision you have for your wedding cake. They can be trusted to create exactly what you want no question about it.
I'm excited for our one year anniversary to come because Kakes by Karen provides you with a small version of your wedding cake freshly baked to enjoy with your husband instead of taking the year old one out of the freezer. We will be able to taste the fresh baked flavors we tasted on our wedding day and reminisce on the day :) We could not have asked for more!! Read less
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marcogirl71
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Kakes by Karen is absolutely AMAZING!! I cannot tell you how she exceeded my expectations at every level!! The cake not only looked amazing, but people raved about the flavors!! She is a sweetheart to work with and the cakes are as fresh as right out of the oven! This is the person to do do your event!! You will not go wrong--no one in southwest florida does it better!
Kakes by Karen is absolutely AMAZING!! I cannot tell you how she exceeded my expectations at every level!! The cake not Read more...
Kakes by Karen is absolutely AMAZING!! I cannot tell you how she exceeded my expectations at every level!! The cake not only looked amazing, but people raved about the flavors!! She is a sweetheart to work with and the cakes are as fresh as right out of the oven! This is the person to do do your event!! You will not go wrong--no one in southwest florida does it better! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
11/5/2011
4.6/5.0
Karen was the only cake vendor my husband and I met with. We went for a tasting at her shop in Naples and knew from the first bite that this was the vendor for us.

I honestly had not ever tasted cake so delicious and moist. Karen was amazing to work with and took my rough ideas and turned them into a beautiful cake.

I asked our venue to make sure that our sweetheart table had one slice of each tier of the cake. I wanted to make sure I had them all :).
Karen was the only cake vendor my husband and I met with. We went for a tasting at her shop in Naples and knew from the Read more...
Karen was the only cake vendor my husband and I met with. We went for a tasting at her shop in Naples and knew from the first bite that this was the vendor for us.

I honestly had not ever tasted cake so delicious and moist. Karen was amazing to work with and took my rough ideas and turned them into a beautiful cake.

I asked our venue to make sure that our sweetheart table had one slice of each tier of the cake. I wanted to make sure I had them all :). Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
The cake was so beautiful and all the guests commented on how delicious it was. I unfortunately got so busy on the dance floor having a good time that I only had a bite which I thought was amazing. I can say what I did eat of it was DELICIOUS, it looked like a piece of art and everyone LOVED it!!! A little tip for fellow brides, make it a point to eat your cake or have some saved for you, I so missed out on mine and was so looking forward to eating it!! Karen really did do an amazing job!!
The cake was so beautiful and all the guests commented on how delicious it was. I unfortunately got so busy on the dance Read more...
The cake was so beautiful and all the guests commented on how delicious it was. I unfortunately got so busy on the dance floor having a good time that I only had a bite which I thought was amazing. I can say what I did eat of it was DELICIOUS, it looked like a piece of art and everyone LOVED it!!! A little tip for fellow brides, make it a point to eat your cake or have some saved for you, I so missed out on mine and was so looking forward to eating it!! Karen really did do an amazing job!! Read less
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Chantal
Wedding:
8/6/2011
4.8/5.0
With the craziness that was our wedding (we changed the date twice, both times within 2 months of the date) I'm surprised any vendor was willing to work with us, but Kakes by Karen went above and beyond. When we went for our tasting, we knew we had made the right choice, but we never could have imagined how great the final product was. When we finalized our date for the last time, Karen informed me that she would be out of town and her sous chef, Aydian would be making our cake. We were not worried at all and we put our full trust in him, and he completely blew us away. He went above and beyond, putting all sorts of wonderful details we didn't expect (example: we discussed pink sugar flowers to be like cherry blossoms, Aydian made white flowers and air-brushed the centers pink to make them look like real cherry blossoms). When I walked into the reception venue and saw the cake I leaned over to my husband and whispered "I want to hug Aydian for the amazing job he's done on our cake"
Not only was the cake beautiful, it was beyond delicious, which is a rarity for wedding cakes, which are usually one or the other. I have never had fondant so delicious, or a cake so moist and flavorful .
Not only would I HIGHLY recommend Kakes by Karen to other brides, but I plan on using them the next time I need a professional cake.
With the craziness that was our wedding (we changed the date twice, both times within 2 months of the date) I'm surprised Read more...
With the craziness that was our wedding (we changed the date twice, both times within 2 months of the date) I'm surprised any vendor was willing to work with us, but Kakes by Karen went above and beyond. When we went for our tasting, we knew we had made the right choice, but we never could have imagined how great the final product was. When we finalized our date for the last time, Karen informed me that she would be out of town and her sous chef, Aydian would be making our cake. We were not worried at all and we put our full trust in him, and he completely blew us away. He went above and beyond, putting all sorts of wonderful details we didn't expect (example: we discussed pink sugar flowers to be like cherry blossoms, Aydian made white flowers and air-brushed the centers pink to make them look like real cherry blossoms). When I walked into the reception venue and saw the cake I leaned over to my husband and whispered "I want to hug Aydian for the amazing job he's done on our cake"
Not only was the cake beautiful, it was beyond delicious, which is a rarity for wedding cakes, which are usually one or the other. I have never had fondant so delicious, or a cake so moist and flavorful .
Not only would I HIGHLY recommend Kakes by Karen to other brides, but I plan on using them the next time I need a professional cake. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
We LOVED our wedding cake and so did all our guests. Karen worked with us to design the cake of our dreams and we couldn't be happier. The cake looked beautiful and the tasted even better. I cant wait for our aniversary to try the cake again.
We LOVED our wedding cake and so did all our guests. Karen worked with us to design the cake of our dreams and we couldn't Read more...
We LOVED our wedding cake and so did all our guests. Karen worked with us to design the cake of our dreams and we couldn't be happier. The cake looked beautiful and the tasted even better. I cant wait for our aniversary to try the cake again. Read less
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Kory
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Karen was so helpful from the start! Having a destination wedding was more challenging then I thought, but when we flew down six months earlier to review vendors, Karen came in to make sure there was a tasting set up for us even though she was not feeling well and took the week off! She also gave us great ideas on places to save when you are working with a strict budget, which was important since we were paying for our own wedding. After leaving her bakery my fiance (at the time) looked and me and said, "well I think we can cancel all of our other cake appointments today!" Karen made an amazing cake for us that was absolutely delicious and all of my guests thought it went perfect with our theme. I will always remember walking into the ballroom with my dad before the ceremony started and telling him that I had the most beautiful cake!!! Loved it! Thank you Karen for all of your help, and I hope the kids are well! :)
Karen was so helpful from the start! Having a destination wedding was more challenging then I thought, but when we flew Read more...
Karen was so helpful from the start! Having a destination wedding was more challenging then I thought, but when we flew down six months earlier to review vendors, Karen came in to make sure there was a tasting set up for us even though she was not feeling well and took the week off! She also gave us great ideas on places to save when you are working with a strict budget, which was important since we were paying for our own wedding. After leaving her bakery my fiance (at the time) looked and me and said, "well I think we can cancel all of our other cake appointments today!" Karen made an amazing cake for us that was absolutely delicious and all of my guests thought it went perfect with our theme. I will always remember walking into the ballroom with my dad before the ceremony started and telling him that I had the most beautiful cake!!! Loved it! Thank you Karen for all of your help, and I hope the kids are well! :) Read less
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Mrs0625
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Not only did my cake look good, but it tasted wonderful. Karen is so much fun to work with. She is really great!
Not only did my cake look good, but it tasted wonderful. Karen is so much fun to work with. She is really great!
Not only did my cake look good, but it tasted wonderful. Karen is so much fun to work with. She is really great! Read less
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Veronica
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was remarkable! Karen brought my image of the perfect cake to life. I brought in this fantasy pink cake, with glitter sprinkles, peonies, with ruffles and a bow. She didnt know if it was possible at first due to the orginal design being done on cardboard but with much research to her mentors was able to make it work beautifully. The cake tasted just as great as it looked with strawberry filling :) It was so perfect! We got compliments all night on how wonderful it looked. Highly Recommend!
Our wedding cake was remarkable! Karen brought my image of the perfect cake to life. I brought in this fantasy pink cake, Read more...
Our wedding cake was remarkable! Karen brought my image of the perfect cake to life. I brought in this fantasy pink cake, with glitter sprinkles, peonies, with ruffles and a bow. She didnt know if it was possible at first due to the orginal design being done on cardboard but with much research to her mentors was able to make it work beautifully. The cake tasted just as great as it looked with strawberry filling :) It was so perfect! We got compliments all night on how wonderful it looked. Highly Recommend! Read less
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tcharp
Wedding:
4/16/2011
4.6/5.0
Because we were having a small destination wedding in Naples, I had to coordinate everything with Karen by phone and email. I never had the chance to do a tasting or meet her in person. Her cakes were beautiful on her website, so I had to trust she could do the same for me and that her cakes would taste as good as they looked. When our cake arrived, it was absoloutely beautful. It was the centerpiece and a true show-stopper for our small, intimate reception. And, yes, it was delicious.
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Because we were having a small destination wedding in Naples, I had to coordinate everything with Karen by phone and email. I never had the chance to do a tasting or meet her in person. Her cakes were beautiful on her website, so I had to trust she could do the same for me and that her cakes would taste as good as they looked. When our cake arrived, it was absoloutely beautful. It was the centerpiece and a true show-stopper for our small, intimate reception. And, yes, it was delicious. Read less
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Kakes by Karen, LLC responded with the following comments:

Dear Tina,
It was such a pleasure working on your special occasion cake, you were an absolute joy to work with and we cannot be any happier you chose to work with us!!!! I wanted to thank you as well for your patience with our e-mail correspondence, as we are so busy during wedding season and our response time takes longer than we wish it would (we receive 64-72 new e-mail inquiries a day which I answer personally in between orders). Since your wedding, we have hired an Office Mgr. to assist with phone calls and e-mail and a Sous Chef to assist with our work load. We afe planing for our response time to improve. Thank you again for your review! We LOVED working with you! PS - I was super OCD in matching the icing color to your daughter's dress :-). XOXO
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Megan
Wedding:
4/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Karen and her cakes are both wonderful. She created a beautiful cutting cake and delicious cupcakes for our destination wedding. We had to do our tasting with her almost a year in advance because of our schedule, but she was very flexible with changing the number of cupcakes we needed and ideas on how they should be decorated. She has a great eye! Most importantly, the cake tasted fantastic! Karen uses only the highest quality of ingredients, and you can tell she is scrupulous about the smallest details.

Karen is very busy and recently hired an office manager to help her handle the volume of requests coming in, which will no doubt let her creativity and passion flow even more. We're looking forward to future trips to Naples and more of her delicious cake!
Karen and her cakes are both wonderful. She created a beautiful cutting cake and delicious cupcakes for our destination Read more...
Karen and her cakes are both wonderful. She created a beautiful cutting cake and delicious cupcakes for our destination wedding. We had to do our tasting with her almost a year in advance because of our schedule, but she was very flexible with changing the number of cupcakes we needed and ideas on how they should be decorated. She has a great eye! Most importantly, the cake tasted fantastic! Karen uses only the highest quality of ingredients, and you can tell she is scrupulous about the smallest details.

Karen is very busy and recently hired an office manager to help her handle the volume of requests coming in, which will no doubt let her creativity and passion flow even more. We're looking forward to future trips to Naples and more of her delicious cake! Read less
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Maiken
Wedding:
4/2/2011
4.8/5.0
Kakes by Karen made cupcakes for our wedding in Naples, Florida and they were absolutely fabulous! I am a HUGE sweets lover and had high expectations for our cupcakes. Karen came through 100%. She made 7 different flavors for us in both jumbo size and mini. She was flexible with changes in flavors and # of cupcakes as our # of guests changed. She delivered the cupcakes on time and set up a gorgeous display at our venue. The cupcakes were incredibly fresh and we are still enjoying them 2 weeks later. Karen is a bit pricey, but worth it. She is very busy and sometimes takes a few days to respond to email, but she came through and helped make our wedding perfect. I recommend Karen with no reservations!
Kakes by Karen made cupcakes for our wedding in Naples, Florida and they were absolutely fabulous! I am a HUGE sweets Read more...
Kakes by Karen made cupcakes for our wedding in Naples, Florida and they were absolutely fabulous! I am a HUGE sweets lover and had high expectations for our cupcakes. Karen came through 100%. She made 7 different flavors for us in both jumbo size and mini. She was flexible with changes in flavors and # of cupcakes as our # of guests changed. She delivered the cupcakes on time and set up a gorgeous display at our venue. The cupcakes were incredibly fresh and we are still enjoying them 2 weeks later. Karen is a bit pricey, but worth it. She is very busy and sometimes takes a few days to respond to email, but she came through and helped make our wedding perfect. I recommend Karen with no reservations! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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lannk
Wedding:
3/31/2011
5.0/5.0
Karen did a great job! Our wedding was a destination wedding at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva and she was easy to work with long distance (from WI). I provided her a sketch of what I was looking for and she made it happen! The cake was also great, excellent flavors (lemon w/raspberries is my favorite). You can tell she takes great pride in her work, it shows in her cakes. Everyone at the wedding kept saying how amazing it was all night! I would use her again, highly recommended.
Karen did a great job! Our wedding was a destination wedding at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva and she was easy to Read more...
Karen did a great job! Our wedding was a destination wedding at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva and she was easy to work with long distance (from WI). I provided her a sketch of what I was looking for and she made it happen! The cake was also great, excellent flavors (lemon w/raspberries is my favorite). You can tell she takes great pride in her work, it shows in her cakes. Everyone at the wedding kept saying how amazing it was all night! I would use her again, highly recommended. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Captiva Bride
Wedding:
3/27/2011
4.9/5.0
Karen and her staff are responsive,caring, and wonderful to work with. They answer all of your questions, via email and phone. They designed the perfect cake for my vintage carnival theme. The cake was fun, colorful, beautiful, and delicious. I was a little worried about that since I was planning my florida destination wedding from new jersey, so I didn't get to do a tasting-but the cake was fresh, flavorful, and scrumptious. Even the fondant (which traditionally tastes like play-doh in my opinion) was not only edible, but yummy. We got carrot cake with cream cheese buttercream for something a little off the beaten path, and I would definitely recommend it! A++
Karen and her staff are responsive,caring, and wonderful to work with. They answer all of your questions, via email and Read more...
Karen and her staff are responsive,caring, and wonderful to work with. They answer all of your questions, via email and phone. They designed the perfect cake for my vintage carnival theme. The cake was fun, colorful, beautiful, and delicious. I was a little worried about that since I was planning my florida destination wedding from new jersey, so I didn't get to do a tasting-but the cake was fresh, flavorful, and scrumptious. Even the fondant (which traditionally tastes like play-doh in my opinion) was not only edible, but yummy. We got carrot cake with cream cheese buttercream for something a little off the beaten path, and I would definitely recommend it! A++ Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Gina
Wedding:
3/22/2011
5.0/5.0
My wedding cupcakes and cake were beautiful and delicious!!
My wedding cupcakes and cake were beautiful and delicious!!
My wedding cupcakes and cake were beautiful and delicious!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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ccwmedia
Wedding:
3/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Karen is an absolute dear to work with-professional and charming! She was patient with me as I didn't have an exact vision for the cake design wise. She sent me several itirations and at our final meeting we decided on a design that was spot on---when I saw the cake at the reception I was blown away---it was amazing in person! I also have never had more people talk about a cake and actually eat the wedding cake...someone remarked that it tasted "home made" the ultimate compliment!

I reccommend Karen 100% you will not be dissapointed!
Karen is an absolute dear to work with-professional and charming! She was patient with me as I didn't have an exact vision Read more...
Karen is an absolute dear to work with-professional and charming! She was patient with me as I didn't have an exact vision for the cake design wise. She sent me several itirations and at our final meeting we decided on a design that was spot on---when I saw the cake at the reception I was blown away---it was amazing in person! I also have never had more people talk about a cake and actually eat the wedding cake...someone remarked that it tasted "home made" the ultimate compliment!

I reccommend Karen 100% you will not be dissapointed! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Jamie
Wedding:
3/5/2011
4.8/5.0
Karen is very talented. I highly suggest a cake tasting in order to find just the right flavor you are looking for. We used Karen's services for a beautiful cupcake display for the rehearsal dinner and she created the most beautifully stunning wedding cake I have ever seen for our wedding. Very happy with her services. She is very down to earth and a real pleasure to work with.
Karen is very talented. I highly suggest a cake tasting in order to find just the right flavor you are looking for. We Read more...
Karen is very talented. I highly suggest a cake tasting in order to find just the right flavor you are looking for. We used Karen's services for a beautiful cupcake display for the rehearsal dinner and she created the most beautifully stunning wedding cake I have ever seen for our wedding. Very happy with her services. She is very down to earth and a real pleasure to work with. Read less
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LDE
Wedding:
3/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Karen is First Class all the way. She is fabulous to work with and her cake was amazing. She also did a cupcake tree for our rehearsal party that was also fabulous.
Karen is First Class all the way. She is fabulous to work with and her cake was amazing. She also did a cupcake tree for Read more...
Karen is First Class all the way. She is fabulous to work with and her cake was amazing. She also did a cupcake tree for our rehearsal party that was also fabulous. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Florine
Wedding:
2/26/2011
5.0/5.0
In all catagories, Kakes by Karyn rates a 5.0; Botanicals on the Gulf rates a 5.00 in all categories, The Strand rates a 5.00 in all catagories, Peter Simms (guitarist) rates a 5.00 in all categories; Father Rick Ricchardi rates a 5.00 .
In all catagories, Kakes by Karyn rates a 5.0; Botanicals on the Gulf rates a 5.00 in all categories, The Strand rates a Read more...
In all catagories, Kakes by Karyn rates a 5.0; Botanicals on the Gulf rates a 5.00 in all categories, The Strand rates a 5.00 in all catagories, Peter Simms (guitarist) rates a 5.00 in all categories; Father Rick Ricchardi rates a 5.00 . Read less
Services Used: Band, Wedding Cake, Flowers, Officiant
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acebull
Wedding:
2/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Karen ROCKS. She took all our unique ideas for our wedding cake and really executed them perfectly. We got a non-traditional cake and she worked with us to maximize our budget.

Karen is a very talented, a pleasure to work with, and the best in the Southwest Florida area.
Karen ROCKS. She took all our unique ideas for our wedding cake and really executed them perfectly. We got a Read more...
Karen ROCKS. She took all our unique ideas for our wedding cake and really executed them perfectly. We got a non-traditional cake and she worked with us to maximize our budget.

Karen is a very talented, a pleasure to work with, and the best in the Southwest Florida area. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Nancy Goldszak
Wedding:
1/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Karen provided us with both the grooms cake (a New York Yankee theme) and a very formal wedding cake. Both were not only so beautiful but tasted amazing. All of our guests commented that they were the best tasting wedding cake that they ever have eaten. Many people not being fans of fondant, said that they ate all of the fondant and it tasted like the middle of an Oreo cookie. Karen is so friendly and our tasting was so much fun, we could not have been happier with our cakes. Looking forward to our anniversary cake and many more to come
Karen provided us with both the grooms cake (a New York Yankee theme) and a very formal wedding cake. Both were not only Read more...
Karen provided us with both the grooms cake (a New York Yankee theme) and a very formal wedding cake. Both were not only so beautiful but tasted amazing. All of our guests commented that they were the best tasting wedding cake that they ever have eaten. Many people not being fans of fondant, said that they ate all of the fondant and it tasted like the middle of an Oreo cookie. Karen is so friendly and our tasting was so much fun, we could not have been happier with our cakes. Looking forward to our anniversary cake and many more to come Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Maria
Wedding:
12/29/2010
5.0/5.0
Karen is a lovely person who is incredibly talented. If you
Use kakes by Karen, don't ever spend an extra second worrying
About how your cake is going to turn out! It will be
Beautiful, delicious, and unique! I wish I lived in
Florida to buy her cakes all the time. Wow!!
Karen is a lovely person who is incredibly talented. If you
Use kakes by Karen, don't ever spend an extra second Read more...
Karen is a lovely person who is incredibly talented. If you
Use kakes by Karen, don't ever spend an extra second worrying
About how your cake is going to turn out! It will be
Beautiful, delicious, and unique! I wish I lived in
Florida to buy her cakes all the time. Wow!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Angela
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Karen is such a delight to work with! Our cupcakes tasted fabulous and the display was breathtaking. Everyone is still talking about our cupcakes!!
Karen is such a delight to work with! Our cupcakes tasted fabulous and the display was breathtaking. Everyone is still Read more...
Karen is such a delight to work with! Our cupcakes tasted fabulous and the display was breathtaking. Everyone is still talking about our cupcakes!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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mlis1532
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Karen did my cupcakes and topper cake for my wedding. They were the most delicious and beautiful cakes I could ever ask for. My main goal was to try each kind of cake and I did, they were all equally amazing. We got so many compliments from everyone including my sister who is a pastry chef in WI. Karen was so helpful with everything through the whole process. I also felt her prices were very reasonable.
Karen did my cupcakes and topper cake for my wedding. They were the most delicious and beautiful cakes I could ever ask Read more...
Karen did my cupcakes and topper cake for my wedding. They were the most delicious and beautiful cakes I could ever ask for. My main goal was to try each kind of cake and I did, they were all equally amazing. We got so many compliments from everyone including my sister who is a pastry chef in WI. Karen was so helpful with everything through the whole process. I also felt her prices were very reasonable. Read less
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Yelena
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I, as well as ALL our guests LOVED our cake!!! Working with Karen was the easiest part of our wedding planning. From day one, Kakes by Karen was very much willing to work with our ideas and our budget! They made our theme and ideas really come together for our big day. Our cake was delicious! As if that is not enough Karen has even helped my husband and I rekindle wonderful moments from our wedding with our complementary 1 year anniversary cake! Sooooo delicious!!!
My husband and I, as well as ALL our guests LOVED our cake!!! Working with Karen was the easiest part of our wedding Read more...
My husband and I, as well as ALL our guests LOVED our cake!!! Working with Karen was the easiest part of our wedding planning. From day one, Kakes by Karen was very much willing to work with our ideas and our budget! They made our theme and ideas really come together for our big day. Our cake was delicious! As if that is not enough Karen has even helped my husband and I rekindle wonderful moments from our wedding with our complementary 1 year anniversary cake! Sooooo delicious!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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LJones~Mair
Wedding:
7/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Karen is simply wonderful to work with...she is professional, caring and so sincere. Her cakes are incredible and flavours are amazing...in the end, after 2 hours of trying different cakes and fillings we opted for two different tiers..one was amaretto cake with white chocloate filling and the second one was a chocolate marble cake with a hazelnut and chocolate filling. They were both so lovely it was impossible to choose between them and on the day there was a lot of sharing going on and repeat visits to the cake station!! I would recommend Kakes By Karen without any hesitation...truly fabulous!
Karen is simply wonderful to work with...she is professional, caring and so sincere. Her cakes are incredible and flavours Read more...
Karen is simply wonderful to work with...she is professional, caring and so sincere. Her cakes are incredible and flavours are amazing...in the end, after 2 hours of trying different cakes and fillings we opted for two different tiers..one was amaretto cake with white chocloate filling and the second one was a chocolate marble cake with a hazelnut and chocolate filling. They were both so lovely it was impossible to choose between them and on the day there was a lot of sharing going on and repeat visits to the cake station!! I would recommend Kakes By Karen without any hesitation...truly fabulous! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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April
Wedding:
6/18/2010
5.0/5.0
We love Kakes by Karen!! Our cake was beautiful and Karen paid so much attention to detail! We got so many compliments on our cake and it was soooo delicious!!
We love Kakes by Karen!! Our cake was beautiful and Karen paid so much attention to detail! We got so many compliments on Read more...
We love Kakes by Karen!! Our cake was beautiful and Karen paid so much attention to detail! We got so many compliments on our cake and it was soooo delicious!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Manders2422
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
Kakes by Karen was amazing. Karen was so sweet and helpful. Not to mention all the cakes were absolutely delicious!!! She followed up several times to confirm flavor and decoration etc. And the cake came out wonderful! It was tasty and beautiful! I would recommend to anyone!!!
Kakes by Karen was amazing. Karen was so sweet and helpful. Not to mention all the cakes were absolutely delicious!!! She Read more...
Kakes by Karen was amazing. Karen was so sweet and helpful. Not to mention all the cakes were absolutely delicious!!! She followed up several times to confirm flavor and decoration etc. And the cake came out wonderful! It was tasty and beautiful! I would recommend to anyone!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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moosepop327
Wedding:
3/27/2010
4.8/5.0
I loved working with Karen. She is so personable and really values your needs, expectations and opinions. I always got an email or call back no later than the next day. The cake is so delicous and came out looking like I imagined. She really makes you feel like a friend, which is really comforting in such a stressful time. I would 100% gurantee Kakes by Karen.
I loved working with Karen. She is so personable and really values your needs, expectations and opinions. I always got an Read more...
I loved working with Karen. She is so personable and really values your needs, expectations and opinions. I always got an email or call back no later than the next day. The cake is so delicous and came out looking like I imagined. She really makes you feel like a friend, which is really comforting in such a stressful time. I would 100% gurantee Kakes by Karen. Read less
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Chrissy
Wedding:
2/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Karen did an amazing job with my cake. It was truly the cake of my dreams and I will cherish the memories of it forever. Everyone commented on it and thought it was beautiful. She made it a completely stress free day for me, and for that I am grateful to her. The cake was delivered to my wedding at the Pink Shell Resort and set up professionally. I have no complaints at all about Kakes by Karen and would fully recommend her services to anyone. The cake was moist and delisious and there are no words to describe how beautiful it looked :) Thank you Karen!
Karen did an amazing job with my cake. It was truly the cake of my dreams and I will cherish the memories of it forever. Read more...
Karen did an amazing job with my cake. It was truly the cake of my dreams and I will cherish the memories of it forever. Everyone commented on it and thought it was beautiful. She made it a completely stress free day for me, and for that I am grateful to her. The cake was delivered to my wedding at the Pink Shell Resort and set up professionally. I have no complaints at all about Kakes by Karen and would fully recommend her services to anyone. The cake was moist and delisious and there are no words to describe how beautiful it looked :) Thank you Karen! Read less
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leslie l
Wedding:
2/8/2010
5.0/5.0
We were so pleased with Karen! Her cake was absolute heaven! Not only was it delcious, it was so beautiful we did not want to cut into it and ruin her piece of art. Karen was wonderful to work with-very professional and so sweet! If anyone is looking for a wedding cake big or small you must order from Karen. I promise you will not be disapointed.
We were so pleased with Karen! Her cake was absolute heaven! Not only was it delcious, it was so beautiful we did not want Read more...
We were so pleased with Karen! Her cake was absolute heaven! Not only was it delcious, it was so beautiful we did not want to cut into it and ruin her piece of art. Karen was wonderful to work with-very professional and so sweet! If anyone is looking for a wedding cake big or small you must order from Karen. I promise you will not be disapointed. Read less
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Nibette
Wedding:
12/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Karen was a dream come true. The cake was incredible (and I don't really even like cake), and she responded to all my emails/phone calls within the same day. Plus, she's such a genuinely nice and caring person, it just made the whole experience even greater!
Karen was a dream come true. The cake was incredible (and I don't really even like cake), and she responded to all my Read more...
Karen was a dream come true. The cake was incredible (and I don't really even like cake), and she responded to all my emails/phone calls within the same day. Plus, she's such a genuinely nice and caring person, it just made the whole experience even greater! Read less
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Sylvia and Abilio
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Karen is such a wonderful person to work with. My husband and I looked at other places in Naples before meeting Karen. We decided to choose her because she dedicated her time with us in designing our cake to perfection. She is so detailed and organized and really shows her love and passion for what she does. Karen truly made my wedding day memorable! She was able to make our cake exactly how we envisioned it. When I walked into our reception and saw the cake, I was speechless! It was perfect! Everytime I look at our wedding pictures, I can't stop admiring how beautiful it was. She also made our one year anniversary cake and it was a replica of our top tier... it was delicious!!! You have to try Kakes by Karen, have a consultation, you will not regret it!!
Karen is such a wonderful person to work with. My husband and I looked at other places in Naples before meeting Karen. We Read more...
Karen is such a wonderful person to work with. My husband and I looked at other places in Naples before meeting Karen. We decided to choose her because she dedicated her time with us in designing our cake to perfection. She is so detailed and organized and really shows her love and passion for what she does. Karen truly made my wedding day memorable! She was able to make our cake exactly how we envisioned it. When I walked into our reception and saw the cake, I was speechless! It was perfect! Everytime I look at our wedding pictures, I can't stop admiring how beautiful it was. She also made our one year anniversary cake and it was a replica of our top tier... it was delicious!!! You have to try Kakes by Karen, have a consultation, you will not regret it!! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
9/26/2009
5.0/5.0
Karen is a sweetheart and was extremely helpful throughout my whole process with her............My cake was beautiful and delicious as well, everybody at the wedding just loved it and I could not have been any happier with it........I highly recommend her to anyone..........
Karen is a sweetheart and was extremely helpful throughout my whole process with her............My cake was beautiful and Read more...
Karen is a sweetheart and was extremely helpful throughout my whole process with her............My cake was beautiful and delicious as well, everybody at the wedding just loved it and I could not have been any happier with it........I highly recommend her to anyone.......... Read less
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Pam
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
Our bride had planned a very simple, yet elegant ceremony at Lover's Key in the gazebo with not a lot of frills. Karen's colorful and unique cake creation became the centerpiece of the wedding. Not only was the utmost attention paid to every detail of the cake, it also was one of the most delicious cakes ever tasted! Karen delivered the cake herself and waited for the rain to stop, she also waited for our party to arrive to meet us and offer her heartfelt blessings upon our bride and family. We are from out of town and Karen made it so easy and gave us the peace of mind that comes with knowing the job will be well done. I would 100% highly recommend Kakes by Karen if you are looking for a unique and out of the ordinary cake that is delicious and also if you are looking for top-notch service and communication. Thank you, Karen for providing the most beautiful cake and conversation piece for many years to come. We had a wonderful experience working with you.
Our bride had planned a very simple, yet elegant ceremony at Lover's Key in the gazebo with not a lot of frills. Karen's Read more...
Our bride had planned a very simple, yet elegant ceremony at Lover's Key in the gazebo with not a lot of frills. Karen's colorful and unique cake creation became the centerpiece of the wedding. Not only was the utmost attention paid to every detail of the cake, it also was one of the most delicious cakes ever tasted! Karen delivered the cake herself and waited for the rain to stop, she also waited for our party to arrive to meet us and offer her heartfelt blessings upon our bride and family. We are from out of town and Karen made it so easy and gave us the peace of mind that comes with knowing the job will be well done. I would 100% highly recommend Kakes by Karen if you are looking for a unique and out of the ordinary cake that is delicious and also if you are looking for top-notch service and communication. Thank you, Karen for providing the most beautiful cake and conversation piece for many years to come. We had a wonderful experience working with you. Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
8/8/2009
5.0/5.0
Karen,
You went above and beyond for our wedding. We are not from Naples and had never met Karen face to face until we got into town for our wedding. Karen over nighted us samples of cakes to try before our wedding and we had such a hard time deciding:) Everyone of her cakes were amazing! So moist and just the perfect flavors. We ended up choosing the key lime cake with bavarian cream filling! It was the most amazing cake we have ever tasted! Our wedding cake was exactly what we wanted and dreamed of with beautiful green orchids cascading down this amazingly beautiful cake! We had a reception here in Dallas 1 week after we returned from naples. The top of our cake was made so well that we were able to use it again for our rection here and show off her fabulous work all the way in Dallas! I work in the wedding industry myself and I will be referring Karen to everyone I know! She is and will always stay in a special place in our hearts for being part of and making our day that much more special with her beautiful talent. God Bless Karen!

xoxo
Courtney Phillips Long
Karen,
You went above and beyond for our wedding. We are not from Naples and had never met Karen face to face until Read more...
Karen,
You went above and beyond for our wedding. We are not from Naples and had never met Karen face to face until we got into town for our wedding. Karen over nighted us samples of cakes to try before our wedding and we had such a hard time deciding:) Everyone of her cakes were amazing! So moist and just the perfect flavors. We ended up choosing the key lime cake with bavarian cream filling! It was the most amazing cake we have ever tasted! Our wedding cake was exactly what we wanted and dreamed of with beautiful green orchids cascading down this amazingly beautiful cake! We had a reception here in Dallas 1 week after we returned from naples. The top of our cake was made so well that we were able to use it again for our rection here and show off her fabulous work all the way in Dallas! I work in the wedding industry myself and I will be referring Karen to everyone I know! She is and will always stay in a special place in our hearts for being part of and making our day that much more special with her beautiful talent. God Bless Karen!

xoxo
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naplesbride
Wedding:
7/11/2009
5.0/5.0
I was highly impressed by Karen Vasquez and her design of our wedding cake! I came in with absolutey no idea in mind of what I wanted and let Karen do all of the deign herself - and was completely surprised with the result - it was magnificent! Karen had outdone herself. The cake was absolutely impeccebale and amazing. She had decorated it based on one photo she had seen of my dress. Each flower that she had done was different on the cake - no two were alike! She tooki great pains to make our cake unique and original. And the taste! Oh my goodness...it was sooooo good! The fondit that she uses tastes so good and sweet - it is better than any other wedding cake I have had - very moist! Karen was amazing and I highly reccomend her to anyone that wants to complete their event or special occassion with something "high class"!

Karen is a real "class act" and truly an amazing artist!
I was highly impressed by Karen Vasquez and her design of our wedding cake! I came in with absolutey no idea in mind of Read more...
I was highly impressed by Karen Vasquez and her design of our wedding cake! I came in with absolutey no idea in mind of what I wanted and let Karen do all of the deign herself - and was completely surprised with the result - it was magnificent! Karen had outdone herself. The cake was absolutely impeccebale and amazing. She had decorated it based on one photo she had seen of my dress. Each flower that she had done was different on the cake - no two were alike! She tooki great pains to make our cake unique and original. And the taste! Oh my goodness...it was sooooo good! The fondit that she uses tastes so good and sweet - it is better than any other wedding cake I have had - very moist! Karen was amazing and I highly reccomend her to anyone that wants to complete their event or special occassion with something "high class"!

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MRoos25
Wedding:
6/27/2009
4.9/5.0
Everyone loved the cake that Karen made for the wedding! It was absolutely beautiful! Karen was very flexible with the exact requirements and helped to design the best cake for the size of my wedding. The cake was super-yummy too! Thank you Karen!!
Everyone loved the cake that Karen made for the wedding! It was absolutely beautiful! Karen was very flexible with the Read more...
Everyone loved the cake that Karen made for the wedding! It was absolutely beautiful! Karen was very flexible with the exact requirements and helped to design the best cake for the size of my wedding. The cake was super-yummy too! Thank you Karen!! Read less
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Jackie
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
I have know Karen for a few years and have seen her cakes at many events. They never fail to disappoint me as they are always exactly what the people ordering wanted. For our wedding she made two beautiful cakes. Our main cake was let's say more of a "challenge", as the technique has not been used much and is very time consuming. When I walked into our reception room for a sneak preview, however, I almost cried at how beautiful it was!! I had never seen such a gorgeous cake and was truly amazed at what the final product looked like. Our groom's cake was a boat that my husband hopes to get one day. It was PERFECT!! Motor, gadgets, canopy, and all. Karen always goes above and beyond!! She is extremely talented and is highly recommended. She is very professional and extremely knowledgable about her profession. I look forward to working with her in the future!
I have know Karen for a few years and have seen her cakes at many events. They never fail to disappoint me as they are Read more...
I have know Karen for a few years and have seen her cakes at many events. They never fail to disappoint me as they are always exactly what the people ordering wanted. For our wedding she made two beautiful cakes. Our main cake was let's say more of a "challenge", as the technique has not been used much and is very time consuming. When I walked into our reception room for a sneak preview, however, I almost cried at how beautiful it was!! I had never seen such a gorgeous cake and was truly amazed at what the final product looked like. Our groom's cake was a boat that my husband hopes to get one day. It was PERFECT!! Motor, gadgets, canopy, and all. Karen always goes above and beyond!! She is extremely talented and is highly recommended. She is very professional and extremely knowledgable about her profession. I look forward to working with her in the future! Read less
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court524
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was amazing. I had found my dream cake from a picture in Elegant Bride and brought in and Karen was able to duplicate it for me. But it wasn't just that, it was her excitement in making the cake that was really special. The cake was delicous - so delicious in fact that I'm having a hard time waiting for our year anniversary to eat the top layer. It stares at me every time I open the freezer!
Our wedding cake was amazing. I had found my dream cake from a picture in Elegant Bride and brought in and Karen was able Read more...
Our wedding cake was amazing. I had found my dream cake from a picture in Elegant Bride and brought in and Karen was able to duplicate it for me. But it wasn't just that, it was her excitement in making the cake that was really special. The cake was delicous - so delicious in fact that I'm having a hard time waiting for our year anniversary to eat the top layer. It stares at me every time I open the freezer! Read less
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SanibelBride
Wedding:
4/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Karen's cakes are simply scrumptious! From the first time my husband and I met her, we knew we wanted her to bake our wedding cake. She is so passionate about what she does, and we loved that about her.

When we went for our cake tasting (which I recommend you do) she explained everything on how she made the cakes, etc. We then sat down and tasted a bunch of flavors, fillings and frostings. I can't pick a favorite, they were all our favorites!! We had a cupcake wedding cake, so we got to have a few different flavors.

My husband and I can't wait to visit Sanibel again, so that we can order a dozen cupcakes just for that visit!! It's that good!

Hire Karen, you will not regret it!

A very happy Bride,
Lisa Anfuso
Karen's cakes are simply scrumptious! From the first time my husband and I met her, we knew we wanted her to bake our Read more...
Karen's cakes are simply scrumptious! From the first time my husband and I met her, we knew we wanted her to bake our wedding cake. She is so passionate about what she does, and we loved that about her.

When we went for our cake tasting (which I recommend you do) she explained everything on how she made the cakes, etc. We then sat down and tasted a bunch of flavors, fillings and frostings. I can't pick a favorite, they were all our favorites!! We had a cupcake wedding cake, so we got to have a few different flavors.

My husband and I can't wait to visit Sanibel again, so that we can order a dozen cupcakes just for that visit!! It's that good!

Hire Karen, you will not regret it!

A very happy Bride,
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Jordyn
Wedding:
4/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Words can't describe how wonderful Karen's cakes are. All of her work is beautiful and impeccable! It seems that usually, if a cake designer decorates really well, the cakes don't taste very good, or vice versa...but not with Karen. I am completely confident in saying that her cakes are the most amazing you will ever taste and are also perfectly decorated. As if that wasn't good enough, Karen is one of the sweetest and most kind persons I know! We will most definitely be ordering every special occasion cake from her for the rest of our lives from anniversaries, to baby showers and birthdays!!
Words can't describe how wonderful Karen's cakes are. All of her work is beautiful and impeccable! It seems that usually, Read more...
Words can't describe how wonderful Karen's cakes are. All of her work is beautiful and impeccable! It seems that usually, if a cake designer decorates really well, the cakes don't taste very good, or vice versa...but not with Karen. I am completely confident in saying that her cakes are the most amazing you will ever taste and are also perfectly decorated. As if that wasn't good enough, Karen is one of the sweetest and most kind persons I know! We will most definitely be ordering every special occasion cake from her for the rest of our lives from anniversaries, to baby showers and birthdays!! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
1/17/2009
5.0/5.0
Really great to work with! The cake was beautiful and what we envisioned and it was delicious!!!
Really great to work with! The cake was beautiful and what we envisioned and it was delicious!!!
Really great to work with! The cake was beautiful and what we envisioned and it was delicious!!! Read less
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Kakes by Karen, LLC responded with the following comments:

Dear Sarah,

Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure working with you on your special occasion cake. Do make sure to contact us for your one year anniversary cake. We have a new program where we bake an anniversary cake free of charge if it is picked up Tuesday-Thursday the week of your anniversary.
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MJROGERS
Wedding:
12/6/2008
4.0/5.0
KAREN IS GREAT.
WHEN WE WENT FOR OUR TASTING IT WAS WONDERFUL, CAKE WAS SO MOIST
THE DAY OF OUR WEDDING THE CAKE WAS DRY AND DIDN'T LOOK EXACTLY AS WE HAD WANTED IT TO LOOK BUT WAS STILL BEAUTIFUL.
KAREN IS GREAT.
WHEN WE WENT FOR OUR TASTING IT WAS WONDERFUL, CAKE WAS SO MOIST
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KAREN IS GREAT.
WHEN WE WENT FOR OUR TASTING IT WAS WONDERFUL, CAKE WAS SO MOIST
THE DAY OF OUR WEDDING THE CAKE WAS DRY AND DIDN'T LOOK EXACTLY AS WE HAD WANTED IT TO LOOK BUT WAS STILL BEAUTIFUL. Read less
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Kakes by Karen, LLC responded with the following comments:

Dear Matt and Jessica,
Thank you for your review and congratulations on your wedding! It was a pleasure for me to be part of your special day and I look forward your anniversary, so that we can provide your free 1 year cake. We do respect your review as well as a previous one received from a wedding the same day as yours, but our only regret is that we wished you had immediately contacted us if there was something you were not pleased with. After receiving your review (two months after your wedding), we tried contacting you on several occasions, and left several messages but received no returned call from your part. We hope we are able to fulfill your expectations in the future.
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Jenny
Wedding:
12/6/2008
5.0/5.0
This was by far the easiest decision we had to make for our wedding. After meeting with Karen and trying the cakes we were hooked! We got married 2 months ago and have already ordered another cake! She by far was our favorite vendor.
This was by far the easiest decision we had to make for our wedding. After meeting with Karen and trying the cakes we were Read more...
This was by far the easiest decision we had to make for our wedding. After meeting with Karen and trying the cakes we were hooked! We got married 2 months ago and have already ordered another cake! She by far was our favorite vendor. Read less
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Kakes by Karen, LLC responded with the following comments:

Thank you Jenny for your review. It was a pleasure working with you ;-). Your cakes were lots of fun to make and I love the pictures you placed on each table...they were very unique! Thank you also for allowing me the opportunity to ship (mail :-) a cake out of state...It was quite a challenge but I am glad you were able to enjoy it.
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Marta
Wedding:
11/29/2008
5.0/5.0
Oh my gosh, the cake was amazing. I am proud to say Karen and I came up with a beautiful design and it made it on her website. She is a perfectionist and her love for baking and designing cakes really shows. She is truly talented at this. The cake made beautiful addition in the room and everyone raved about how beautiful and tasty it was.
Oh my gosh, the cake was amazing. I am proud to say Karen and I came up with a beautiful design and it made it on her Read more...
Oh my gosh, the cake was amazing. I am proud to say Karen and I came up with a beautiful design and it made it on her website. She is a perfectionist and her love for baking and designing cakes really shows. She is truly talented at this. The cake made beautiful addition in the room and everyone raved about how beautiful and tasty it was. Read less
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Kakes by Karen, LLC responded with the following comments:

Dear Marta,

Thank you for your review! I loved working on your cake!!!! I loved it so much I did a replica of it for a charity event :-). Thank you as well for your example of strength...it helped me while undergoing my medical tests. Still working on some more but we will get there...My family, my customers, and my cakes help me every day.
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Heather
Wedding:
11/22/2008
5.0/5.0
Karen made our wedding cake for our destination wedding on 2008 she is the most professional and artistic woman for any occasion. She went above and beyond anything we could have ever expected from the tasting appointment we made to the wedding cake itself and then again for our anniversary cake we had her make for us the following year. She was so helpful during our tasting and is now considered a part of our life and the story of our love.

Heather and Justin (Indiana)
Karen made our wedding cake for our destination wedding on 2008 she is the most professional and artistic woman for any Read more...
Karen made our wedding cake for our destination wedding on 2008 she is the most professional and artistic woman for any occasion. She went above and beyond anything we could have ever expected from the tasting appointment we made to the wedding cake itself and then again for our anniversary cake we had her make for us the following year. She was so helpful during our tasting and is now considered a part of our life and the story of our love.

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nycinfl
Wedding:
11/8/2008
5.0/5.0
First off, the cake is the best I've ever had! I wouldn't even consider myself a sweets-lover, but Karen's cakes are amazing- very moist and flavorful (and beautiful!). I chose the red velvet with bavarian cream filling and the vanilla with strawberry/raspberry filling, but I loved them all at my tasting. Second of all, Karen is extremely kind, thorough and professional. You really can't go wrong with getting your wedding cake from Kakes by Karen. I can't wait for my year anniversary to eat it again!
First off, the cake is the best I've ever had! I wouldn't even consider myself a sweets-lover, but Karen's cakes are Read more...
First off, the cake is the best I've ever had! I wouldn't even consider myself a sweets-lover, but Karen's cakes are amazing- very moist and flavorful (and beautiful!). I chose the red velvet with bavarian cream filling and the vanilla with strawberry/raspberry filling, but I loved them all at my tasting. Second of all, Karen is extremely kind, thorough and professional. You really can't go wrong with getting your wedding cake from Kakes by Karen. I can't wait for my year anniversary to eat it again! Read less
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Kole
Wedding:
11/5/2008
5.0/5.0
Great service. Great cake, it tasted great. They have many beautiful styles to choose from!
Great service. Great cake, it tasted great. They have many beautiful styles to choose from!
Great service. Great cake, it tasted great. They have many beautiful styles to choose from! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/18/2008
5.0/5.0
Our cake was absolutely gorgeous!!! We received several compliments on both the great taste & how pretty it was.
Our cake was absolutely gorgeous!!! We received several compliments on both the great taste & how pretty it was.
Our cake was absolutely gorgeous!!! We received several compliments on both the great taste & how pretty it was. Read less
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debra
Wedding:
9/21/2008
5.0/5.0
Karen was superb to work with! her ideas and talents helped create the perfect cake.
Karen was superb to work with! her ideas and talents helped create the perfect cake.
Karen was superb to work with! her ideas and talents helped create the perfect cake. Read less
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Captiva Bride
Wedding:
9/20/2008
5.0/5.0
From the minute I started working with Karen I knew this was going to be one of my favorite, most memorable moments of my wedding. At the cake tasting she was so accomadating and understood exactly what I wanted with little explanation. Her cake tasted so amazing we ended up ordering a cake for rehersal, which was perfect it was a green flip flop for my mom's birthday, a wedding cake and cup cakes for our Sunday brunch. I would recommend her to anyone. I can't wait to get our cake for our one year anniversary!!
From the minute I started working with Karen I knew this was going to be one of my favorite, most memorable moments of my Read more...
From the minute I started working with Karen I knew this was going to be one of my favorite, most memorable moments of my wedding. At the cake tasting she was so accomadating and understood exactly what I wanted with little explanation. Her cake tasted so amazing we ended up ordering a cake for rehersal, which was perfect it was a green flip flop for my mom's birthday, a wedding cake and cup cakes for our Sunday brunch. I would recommend her to anyone. I can't wait to get our cake for our one year anniversary!! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
9/6/2008
5.0/5.0
We had cupcakes, and they were the most beautiful and delicious cupcakes I have ever seen/eaten!!!! Karen is such a pleasure to work with and she is a true artist.
We had cupcakes, and they were the most beautiful and delicious cupcakes I have ever seen/eaten!!!! Karen is such a Read more...
We had cupcakes, and they were the most beautiful and delicious cupcakes I have ever seen/eaten!!!! Karen is such a pleasure to work with and she is a true artist. Read less
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florida
Wedding:
8/30/2008
5.0/5.0
Kakes by karen was wonderful to work with and her end result was amazing! Try the almond cake and the chocolate-coconut cake!
Kakes by karen was wonderful to work with and her end result was amazing! Try the almond cake and the chocolate-coconut Read more...
Kakes by karen was wonderful to work with and her end result was amazing! Try the almond cake and the chocolate-coconut cake! Read less
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Chanel
Wedding:
7/12/2008
5.0/5.0
Karen is an amazing artist! She has passion for her work and you see that in the way she presents herself and her cakes. Not only did Karen create my cake but she also created cupcakes for my Tiffany & Co. themed Bridal Shower!
Karen is an amazing artist! She has passion for her work and you see that in the way she presents herself and her cakes. Read more...
Karen is an amazing artist! She has passion for her work and you see that in the way she presents herself and her cakes. Not only did Karen create my cake but she also created cupcakes for my Tiffany & Co. themed Bridal Shower! Read less
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Darcy
Wedding:
7/12/2008
5.0/5.0
Karen is wonderful to work with. She really has your best interest in mind, and is very detail-orientated with her work. Our cake looked amazing, and tasted even better. My husband and I both highly recommend Kakes by Karen!
Karen is wonderful to work with. She really has your best interest in mind, and is very detail-orientated with her work. Read more...
Karen is wonderful to work with. She really has your best interest in mind, and is very detail-orientated with her work. Our cake looked amazing, and tasted even better. My husband and I both highly recommend Kakes by Karen! Read less
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Terri
Wedding:
6/21/2008
5.0/5.0
Karen was wonderful. She had a full buffet of cakes and toppings set up for our tasting and explained the science behind the cakes. She worked with us about size and custom made the cake for us. Her cakes taste GREAT and everyone at the wedding commented on how good the cake was.
Karen was wonderful. She had a full buffet of cakes and toppings set up for our tasting and explained the science behind Read more...
Karen was wonderful. She had a full buffet of cakes and toppings set up for our tasting and explained the science behind the cakes. She worked with us about size and custom made the cake for us. Her cakes taste GREAT and everyone at the wedding commented on how good the cake was. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
6/14/2008
4.3/5.0
Karen was a pleasure to work with. She was very professional and repectful. She is great at what she does. Her cakes were beautiful and tasty.
Karen was a pleasure to work with. She was very professional and repectful. She is great at what she does. Her cakes were Read more...
Karen was a pleasure to work with. She was very professional and repectful. She is great at what she does. Her cakes were beautiful and tasty. Read less
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Kakes by Karen, LLC responded with the following comments:

Dear Amanda,

Thank you for your review!!!! I LOVED WORKING WITH YOU!!!!! I do have to apologize for not being so speedy with my e-mail. I have been undergoing some medical tests and some of them have taken a lot of my energy but I have to thank you tremendously for teaching me the importance of sharing this with my customers. Take Care and Many Blessings!
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dreamwedding
Wedding:
6/7/2008
4.2/5.0
My cake was very delicious the day of my wedding although I did notice that the cake was not as fresh the day after. Whatever baker you decide to go with make sure you ask them when they usually make the cakes. My cake was absolutely gorgeous and Karen was amazing to work with and very sweet.
My cake was very delicious the day of my wedding although I did notice that the cake was not as fresh the day after. Read more...
My cake was very delicious the day of my wedding although I did notice that the cake was not as fresh the day after. Whatever baker you decide to go with make sure you ask them when they usually make the cakes. My cake was absolutely gorgeous and Karen was amazing to work with and very sweet. Read less
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Kakes by Karen, LLC responded with the following comments:

Kerri is right, you should always ask your baker when will your cake be done. In our shop all cakes are done the evening prior your event. All of our recipes and fillings have also been lab tested to last at room temperature. Storage is very important. Do ask the property you are working with to properly wrap any leftovers. Although fondant icing seals in the moisture inside your cake, once that barrier is cut through, the best way of preserving your cake is by immediately covering those leftovers.

We always provide a box but this is not enough, the cake should always be properly covered with plastic wrap and a second coat of aluminum foil. I always advice to get a plastic container, as other foods in your fridge can pull moisture from the items that were placed last inside. This applies to not only cake, but other food items. The aluminum foil will also protect your cake from freezer burn and food odors.
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Heather
Wedding:
6/1/2008
5.0/5.0
Karen made us delicious cupcakes for our wedding. They were big, pretty (with sugar shells on top) and tasted DELICIOUS. Our guests raved about them! She was prompt with returning emails/calls, she got everything set up on time and did a beautiful presentation. I would definitely use Karen's services again in the future!
Karen made us delicious cupcakes for our wedding. They were big, pretty (with sugar shells on top) and tasted DELICIOUS. Read more...
Karen made us delicious cupcakes for our wedding. They were big, pretty (with sugar shells on top) and tasted DELICIOUS. Our guests raved about them! She was prompt with returning emails/calls, she got everything set up on time and did a beautiful presentation. I would definitely use Karen's services again in the future! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/24/2008
5.0/5.0
Karen is AMAZING! My wedding cake was beautiful, better than I could have ever imagined. I gave Karen a few ideas that I was thinking of, and she truely out did herself. Karen takes the time to work with the bride to create the perfect wedding cake. Not only is she talented in decorating, but her cakes taste great! They are moist and full of flavor. Her buttercream fillings are to die for, and her fondant actually tastes good! I've tried other fondant icing before, and in my opinion, most taste like wax. But not Karen's. Her chocolate fondant actually tastes like a tootsie roll! I highly recommend Kakes by Karen. I've recommended her to many of my bride friends and family members. I recently had Karen do a graduation cake for my husband, which of course was fabulous! If you pick Kakes by Karen, you will not be disappointed!!!!
Karen is AMAZING! My wedding cake was beautiful, better than I could have ever imagined. I gave Karen a few ideas that I Read more...
Karen is AMAZING! My wedding cake was beautiful, better than I could have ever imagined. I gave Karen a few ideas that I was thinking of, and she truely out did herself. Karen takes the time to work with the bride to create the perfect wedding cake. Not only is she talented in decorating, but her cakes taste great! They are moist and full of flavor. Her buttercream fillings are to die for, and her fondant actually tastes good! I've tried other fondant icing before, and in my opinion, most taste like wax. But not Karen's. Her chocolate fondant actually tastes like a tootsie roll! I highly recommend Kakes by Karen. I've recommended her to many of my bride friends and family members. I recently had Karen do a graduation cake for my husband, which of course was fabulous! If you pick Kakes by Karen, you will not be disappointed!!!! Read less
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laura
Wedding:
5/10/2008
4.9/5.0
Karen was the best choice, everyone i talked to recomended her to do our cake.
After our first meeting with her we did not need to look anywhere else, we knew she was the one to make it. She was very entusiastic and willing to help us with ideas and anything that came up.
Besides being Super Profecional she was Extremely warm to all our wishes.
She made our cake the center of attention on our wedding and we could not have ask for anything better, she meet all our expectation and went above and beyond of waht we wanted. The cake was wounderful and we could have not made a better decition on choosing Karen as our cake baker. We will recomend her in the futer and still use her services for futer birthdays. She is the Best!!!!
Laura and Ralph Murawski
May 10, 2008
Karen was the best choice, everyone i talked to recomended her to do our cake.
After our first meeting with her we did Read more...
Karen was the best choice, everyone i talked to recomended her to do our cake.
After our first meeting with her we did not need to look anywhere else, we knew she was the one to make it. She was very entusiastic and willing to help us with ideas and anything that came up.
Besides being Super Profecional she was Extremely warm to all our wishes.
She made our cake the center of attention on our wedding and we could not have ask for anything better, she meet all our expectation and went above and beyond of waht we wanted. The cake was wounderful and we could have not made a better decition on choosing Karen as our cake baker. We will recomend her in the futer and still use her services for futer birthdays. She is the Best!!!!
Laura and Ralph Murawski
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Brittani
Wedding:
4/12/2008
5.0/5.0
Creative, Thorough, Delicious!!! Karen, at Kakes by Karen, provided cupcakes for my rehearsal cocktail party in Naples, Florida. I originally booked Karen to create our wedding cake, but because it was provided for us at the hotel, we knew we had to use her services for something else- and cupcakes were the way to go! They were the best cupcakes I have ever had, and my wedding guests are still telling me that they were the best they've ever had. Karen is one of the nicest people I met in Naples, and really helped me to feel assured that everything would turn out perfectly- and it did. I even had a cupcake tree sent down to her prior to our rehearsal cocktail party, and she decorated it beautifully. I couldn't be happier with the way everything turned out, and I can't wait to be back in Naples to get more of her delicious creations!
Creative, Thorough, Delicious!!! Karen, at Kakes by Karen, provided cupcakes for my rehearsal cocktail party in Naples, Read more...
Creative, Thorough, Delicious!!! Karen, at Kakes by Karen, provided cupcakes for my rehearsal cocktail party in Naples, Florida. I originally booked Karen to create our wedding cake, but because it was provided for us at the hotel, we knew we had to use her services for something else- and cupcakes were the way to go! They were the best cupcakes I have ever had, and my wedding guests are still telling me that they were the best they've ever had. Karen is one of the nicest people I met in Naples, and really helped me to feel assured that everything would turn out perfectly- and it did. I even had a cupcake tree sent down to her prior to our rehearsal cocktail party, and she decorated it beautifully. I couldn't be happier with the way everything turned out, and I can't wait to be back in Naples to get more of her delicious creations! Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
4/5/2008
5.0/5.0
I looked and looked for the perfect person for my wedding cake and I finally found her! Karen is the nicest lady you will ever meet, and is willing to do anything for you. My wedding cake was the center piece for my whole day and it needed to be just right. I love sweet treats so this above even the photographer was most important. My cake is one that no one will ever forget! It turned out better then I could have ever imagined. It exceeded all my expectations (and boy am I picky). Her detail work and clean lines on the cake was amazing, everything lined up perfect, and better then that the taste was GREAT!!!!
My husband and I just celebrated our first wedding anniversary and he surprised me with a duplicate cake from Kakes by Karen. It just made the day so much sweeter!!! Thank you Karen for everything!!!!
I looked and looked for the perfect person for my wedding cake and I finally found her! Karen is the nicest lady you will Read more...
I looked and looked for the perfect person for my wedding cake and I finally found her! Karen is the nicest lady you will ever meet, and is willing to do anything for you. My wedding cake was the center piece for my whole day and it needed to be just right. I love sweet treats so this above even the photographer was most important. My cake is one that no one will ever forget! It turned out better then I could have ever imagined. It exceeded all my expectations (and boy am I picky). Her detail work and clean lines on the cake was amazing, everything lined up perfect, and better then that the taste was GREAT!!!!
My husband and I just celebrated our first wedding anniversary and he surprised me with a duplicate cake from Kakes by Karen. It just made the day so much sweeter!!! Thank you Karen for everything!!!! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
12/29/2007
5.0/5.0
Karen is a gem, and she is a phenomenal baker! My husband and I went for a cake tasting and were more than thrilled with the flavors of cake as well as fillings. I really didn't know anything about wedding cake, like what was important in different climates for example. Karen is very knowledgeable about her ingredients and making sure that everything is perfect! I brought in a picture of a cake from a magazine, and she looked at it from a distance...knew who had designed it, and said, no problem. She knew all about the types of roses in the colors that I wanted, and referred us to the florist across the street that she works with (which made choosing floral easy). The cake on the wedding day was PERFECT! It was like a piece of art. We chose the milk chocolate cake with hazelnut chocolate filling and another layer of white cake with strawberry filling...and a fondant over it all. Her fillings are homemade, by the way...and her slices are huge compared to other vendors...for the same price. I ate leftover cake for a week and can't wait 'til our one year anniversary to enjoy it once again! I would highly recommend Karen to anyone that wants the best.
Karen is a gem, and she is a phenomenal baker! My husband and I went for a cake tasting and were more than thrilled with Read more...
Karen is a gem, and she is a phenomenal baker! My husband and I went for a cake tasting and were more than thrilled with the flavors of cake as well as fillings. I really didn't know anything about wedding cake, like what was important in different climates for example. Karen is very knowledgeable about her ingredients and making sure that everything is perfect! I brought in a picture of a cake from a magazine, and she looked at it from a distance...knew who had designed it, and said, no problem. She knew all about the types of roses in the colors that I wanted, and referred us to the florist across the street that she works with (which made choosing floral easy). The cake on the wedding day was PERFECT! It was like a piece of art. We chose the milk chocolate cake with hazelnut chocolate filling and another layer of white cake with strawberry filling...and a fondant over it all. Her fillings are homemade, by the way...and her slices are huge compared to other vendors...for the same price. I ate leftover cake for a week and can't wait 'til our one year anniversary to enjoy it once again! I would highly recommend Karen to anyone that wants the best. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My husband I were recently married at the Pink Shell Beach Resort and Spa in Fort Myers Beach. Karen made our breath taking cake. When I saw the cake as I entered the ballroom I was moved to tears. I had only given Karen a picture of what I was dreaming of, but her rendition was far superior and truly exceeded my expectations. The guests at my wedding gushed about how beautiful the cake was and even more importantly the raved about how delicious it was. Her cakes really do melt in your mouth, they are to die for! At weddings I have attended there is usually cake left over. We had only 85 guests and I ordered enough cake for 110, shockingly there was no cake left over. We provided cake boxes to the resort so that leftover cake could be taken home if the guests so desired (and they did!).
In addition to the cake being beautiful and scrumptious, Karen is truly a gem. She has so much passion for her craft and will spend hours, if you're willing listen, telling you all about cakes and frostings. Every conversation with Karen left me feeling valued and she made me feel as though she cared and was as invested in making every detail of my day perfect, including my cake. Since our wedding was a destination wedding I truly valued Karen’s responsiveness. If she missed my call I would receive a call or text usually within the hour and definitely no later than the end of the day. Karen also provided my with recommendations for other vendors. In addition to providing insightful recommendations about other local vendors Karen was able to assist me in selecting cake for my Cuban/ American wedding.
I truly cannot thank Karen enough for the magnificent cake and for being so wonderful to work with. I highly recommend her for your wedding if you're in the area. My husband and I are already looking forward to returning to Fort Myers for our first anniversary and to get out top tier rebaked! Infinite thanks to Karen and her team!!
My husband I were recently married at the Pink Shell Beach Resort and Spa in Fort Myers Beach. Karen made our breath Read more...
My husband I were recently married at the Pink Shell Beach Resort and Spa in Fort Myers Beach. Karen made our breath taking cake. When I saw the cake as I entered the ballroom I was moved to tears. I had only given Karen a picture of what I was dreaming of, but her rendition was far superior and truly exceeded my expectations. The guests at my wedding gushed about how beautiful the cake was and even more importantly the raved about how delicious it was. Her cakes really do melt in your mouth, they are to die for! At weddings I have attended there is usually cake left over. We had only 85 guests and I ordered enough cake for 110, shockingly there was no cake left over. We provided cake boxes to the resort so that leftover cake could be taken home if the guests so desired (and they did!).
In addition to the cake being beautiful and scrumptious, Karen is truly a gem. She has so much passion for her craft and will spend hours, if you're willing listen, telling you all about cakes and frostings. Every conversation with Karen left me feeling valued and she made me feel as though she cared and was as invested in making every detail of my day perfect, including my cake. Since our wedding was a destination wedding I truly valued Karen’s responsiveness. If she missed my call I would receive a call or text usually within the hour and definitely no later than the end of the day. Karen also provided my with recommendations for other vendors. In addition to providing insightful recommendations about other local vendors Karen was able to assist me in selecting cake for my Cuban/ American wedding.
I truly cannot thank Karen enough for the magnificent cake and for being so wonderful to work with. I highly recommend her for your wedding if you're in the area. My husband and I are already looking forward to returning to Fort Myers for our first anniversary and to get out top tier rebaked! Infinite thanks to Karen and her team!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Amazing cake!!!! After one week its still delicious. Karen is sooo nice and she will make your dream cake come true.
Amazing cake!!!! After one week its still delicious. Karen is sooo nice and she will make your dream cake come true.
Amazing cake!!!! After one week its still delicious. Karen is sooo nice and she will make your dream cake come true. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.1/5.0
Great tasting cakes... beautiful.
Just make sure to be very specific about what you want.
Great tasting cakes... beautiful.
Just make sure to be very specific about what you want.
Great tasting cakes... beautiful.
Just make sure to be very specific about what you want. Read less
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Kakes by Karen, LLC responded with the following comments:

Dear Morgan,

Thank You for your review and congratulations on your wedding! This is a review I find hard to respond to because I respect the privacy of my customers, including yours and there are allegations that prompt us to keep this file (minus personal information) available for any public questions that may arise from your review.

Unfortunately the information provided by you in this review is not necessarily what your contract, original color swatches on file (ORIGINALS provided by you), original tasting notes from your meeting with our Office Manager, along with pictures of your wedding cake, etc. reflect. All of which we have already kindly shared with you over e-mail and over the phone.

What surprises me the most is that on your review you are: 1. Placing blame on us over the fresh floral used on your cake (we used the floral provided to us by your florist and coordinated by you through her) and 2. you are going after the quality of our cake by saying "it was dry" when in fact, we have not only booked a cake tasting as a result of your wedding, but have also NOT HEARD this allegation from you during our conversation on Oct. 27th and your follow up e-mail to us, and our follow up that same day (as quoted below).

Per your e-mail to us dated October 27th (weeks after your wedding/ the same day of your call) you wrote: (and I quote): "I hope there are no hard feelings, because I'm looking forward to that anniversary cake next year.
Just please don't make it purple =)"

Sincerely,
Morgan"

**(NO mention at all of your discontent with the quality of our cake other than your discontent with the color of the "sugar drape")**

I will end my response by saying that not only did we provide you with pictures of the "purple accent" you approved, but matched the icing drape effect to the ORIGINAL swatches (not printed copies) you provided us with.

To our future customers: As mentioned on our FAQ area in our website, we will do our very best (which we did in this case) to come close with our icing to the color of your "fabric" or "paper" swatch but make no promises of an "exact" match as we are not working with fabric or paper, but icing.

If you are thinking about using fresh floral: we ask all of our customers (per our contract) to coordinate these directly with the florist of their choice. Although this an added step on your list of Things To Do, we find it works best for all, as we work then ONLY with the floral your florist provides us with, which hopefully is what you and him/her agreed and paid for.

Again Morgan, thank you for your review and for allowing us to share our side with prospect customers. We wish you the best in your marriage life and send many blessings for you and Mike for health, love, joy, and prosperity.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Amazing, amazing, amazing!!!! Karen did an absolutely amazing job on my cake. It was a master piece! Not only was it beautiful but it tasted great! All of my guests loved it.
Amazing, amazing, amazing!!!! Karen did an absolutely amazing job on my cake. It was a master piece! Not only was it Read more...
Amazing, amazing, amazing!!!! Karen did an absolutely amazing job on my cake. It was a master piece! Not only was it beautiful but it tasted great! All of my guests loved it. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake

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