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Kakes by Karen, LLC

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

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239-514-2567

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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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Boricua_Bride
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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Maite
Wedding:
7/19/2015
4.8/5.0
We met with Karen and her staff for our cake tasting and immediately knew that we wouldn't want any other baker to make our wedding cake! Karen and Courtney are the sweetest individuals that anyone could ever meet, and Karen and Alma's expertise shines through their beautiful creations. The flavors were all amazing, but their coconut cake was my favorite. Absolutely delicious!! We can't wait to see and taste our final product on our wedding day!
We met with Karen and her staff for our cake tasting and immediately knew that we wouldn't want any other baker to make Read more...
We met with Karen and her staff for our cake tasting and immediately knew that we wouldn't want any other baker to make our wedding cake! Karen and Courtney are the sweetest individuals that anyone could ever meet, and Karen and Alma's expertise shines through their beautiful creations. The flavors were all amazing, but their coconut cake was my favorite. Absolutely delicious!! We can't wait to see and taste our final product on our wedding day! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/15/2015
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Do not work with this vendor. The baker is arrogant and rude. She told me she didn't want to work with me because I questioned them when they gave me two different prices for the same cake!
Do not work with this vendor. The baker is arrogant and rude. She told me she didn't want to work with me because I Read more...
Do not work with this vendor. The baker is arrogant and rude. She told me she didn't want to work with me because I questioned them when they gave me two different prices for the same cake! Read less
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Kakes by Karen, LLC responded with the following comments:

Hi Shera,
We are so sorry that you felt this way. We tried working with you and attempted to explain everything thoroughly to you in a respectful manner. After we gave you your original quote, we did not hear from you for over 5 months. By this time, the prices on goods had changed as well as your design choices ( from basic to more elaborate) and we could no longer honor your orignal quote nor accommodate your wedding date ( as we are booked) as explanined to you over multiple emails. Nevertheless, we wish you all the best and hope you have an AMAZING wedding.
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Caroline
Wedding:
1/10/2015
5.0/5.0
Karen, Courtney and Alma are by the far, the sweetest and most talented bakers around. Karen's artistic ability is unparalleled and the flavors were amazing. Thank you all for making our DELICIOUS wedding cake!
Karen, Courtney and Alma are by the far, the sweetest and most talented bakers around. Karen's artistic ability is Read more...
Karen, Courtney and Alma are by the far, the sweetest and most talented bakers around. Karen's artistic ability is unparalleled and the flavors were amazing. Thank you all for making our DELICIOUS wedding cake! Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
12/13/2014
5.0/5.0
We got married in SW FL but planned our entire wedding from Chicago - Karen and her colleagues worked with us patiently until we agreed on a sketch of a design, and then the finished product that arrived on our wedding day was an absolute piece of art. We were so amazed and impressed.
We got married in SW FL but planned our entire wedding from Chicago - Karen and her colleagues worked with us patiently Read more...
We got married in SW FL but planned our entire wedding from Chicago - Karen and her colleagues worked with us patiently until we agreed on a sketch of a design, and then the finished product that arrived on our wedding day was an absolute piece of art. We were so amazed and impressed. Read less
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Caryn
Wedding:
12/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Wow my husband and I absolutely LOVED our gorgeous cake from Kakes by Karen! It was JUST what we pictured if not even more beautiful. We had to choose our cake from a distance as we are located in Orlando but got married in Marco Island. We selected a few photos and sent to Karen and her team and they then drew up some gorgeous cakes. We would highly recommend them to anyone getting married in the Marco Island area!!!!!! The cake was not only beautiful but so delicious!
Wow my husband and I absolutely LOVED our gorgeous cake from Kakes by Karen! It was JUST what we pictured if not even more Read more...
Wow my husband and I absolutely LOVED our gorgeous cake from Kakes by Karen! It was JUST what we pictured if not even more beautiful. We had to choose our cake from a distance as we are located in Orlando but got married in Marco Island. We selected a few photos and sent to Karen and her team and they then drew up some gorgeous cakes. We would highly recommend them to anyone getting married in the Marco Island area!!!!!! The cake was not only beautiful but so delicious! Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
11/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Wonderful to work with. Our cake was stunning and was delicious. We had lots of complements from the guests.
Wonderful to work with. Our cake was stunning and was delicious. We had lots of complements from the guests.
Wonderful to work with. Our cake was stunning and was delicious. We had lots of complements from the guests. Read less
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sandy
Wedding:
11/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Kakes by Karen did an absolutely fabulous job for our daughters wedding. Working with Karen is truly a pleasure. The cake tasting is an experience you won't forget. The cake for our daughters wedding looked beautiful and tasted delicious. They have so many flavors and fillings to choose from and they are able to provide different flavors for different layers. We had an assortment of flavors and also purchased the mini cupcakes. You won't be disappointed!

Sandy DiCaro
Kakes by Karen did an absolutely fabulous job for our daughters wedding. Working with Karen is truly a pleasure. The cake Read more...
Kakes by Karen did an absolutely fabulous job for our daughters wedding. Working with Karen is truly a pleasure. The cake tasting is an experience you won't forget. The cake for our daughters wedding looked beautiful and tasted delicious. They have so many flavors and fillings to choose from and they are able to provide different flavors for different layers. We had an assortment of flavors and also purchased the mini cupcakes. You won't be disappointed!

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Lisa
Wedding:
11/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Could not have asked for a better vendor!! Honestly the best wedding cake we have ever had and they are so professional They truly love their job and it shows in their work :-)
Could not have asked for a better vendor!! Honestly the best wedding cake we have ever had and they are so professional Read more...
Could not have asked for a better vendor!! Honestly the best wedding cake we have ever had and they are so professional They truly love their job and it shows in their work :-) Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
11/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Kakes by Karen was part of our wedding package with our venue. We could not be happier with the cake and service provided by kakes by Karen. They worked with us and our venue to drop off our wedding cake samples at our venue for our site visit. We were out of town bride and groom, we had chosen our venue and were coming into town to view it for a quick weekend. Kakes by karen wasn't available for sampling during our time there. They were kind enough to drop off our cake samples while dropping off the wedding cake at our venue. We had the hardest time choosing! They were all so delicious! We ended up with three tiers; chocolate hazelnut filling and marble cake; coconut filling and chocolate coconut cake; and raspberry filling and lemon cake. Our wedding cake was one of our and our guests favorite parts of the day!
Kakes by Karen was part of our wedding package with our venue. We could not be happier with the cake and service provided Read more...
Kakes by Karen was part of our wedding package with our venue. We could not be happier with the cake and service provided by kakes by Karen. They worked with us and our venue to drop off our wedding cake samples at our venue for our site visit. We were out of town bride and groom, we had chosen our venue and were coming into town to view it for a quick weekend. Kakes by karen wasn't available for sampling during our time there. They were kind enough to drop off our cake samples while dropping off the wedding cake at our venue. We had the hardest time choosing! They were all so delicious! We ended up with three tiers; chocolate hazelnut filling and marble cake; coconut filling and chocolate coconut cake; and raspberry filling and lemon cake. Our wedding cake was one of our and our guests favorite parts of the day! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
11/2/2014
5.0/5.0
We can not say enough great things about Karen and her sister. After months and months of planning we finally got to meet them at their adorable studio to pick up our grooms cake (which was not only creative but WONDERFUL). Then on the day of the wedding we were presented with a beautiful cake. The attention to all of the details was above and beyond our expectations. We can't wait to go back to Florida for our 1 year anniversary and have another cake!!
We can not say enough great things about Karen and her sister. After months and months of planning we finally got to meet Read more...
We can not say enough great things about Karen and her sister. After months and months of planning we finally got to meet them at their adorable studio to pick up our grooms cake (which was not only creative but WONDERFUL). Then on the day of the wedding we were presented with a beautiful cake. The attention to all of the details was above and beyond our expectations. We can't wait to go back to Florida for our 1 year anniversary and have another cake!! Read less
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