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Lesley's Creative Cakes, Flowers & Catering

AZ
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It started in 2009. I was presented with the challenge of planning and executing a wedding in less then 10 days. I had always loved the thrill of taking on new challenges. The event went... Read more
It started in 2009. I was presented with the challenge of planning and executing a wedding in less then 10 days. I had always loved the thrill of taking on new challenges. The event went so smoothly, that by the end of the night I looked to the other servers and said; "I guess my New Years resolution is to open a catering business!" Word of mouth spread fast, and the calls started pouring in. The opening of my business happened to coincide with the economic down turn. This presented me with the added challenge of meeting my clients high expectations with their modest budget requirements. My thought was some orders would be better than no orders. If I used one cake to feed between 100-150 guests, that would be advertising in itself, and eventually I would get more clients.


Est. 2009
Since we had left a sweet taste in their mouth, we quickly went from a home based business to a shared kitchen. In six short months we out grew that space as well. With a still sluggish economy, banks were being more than conservative with small business loans. Piece by piece my small business was built from Craigslist. While closing businesses were going out and unloading all their equipment, I was scouring the valley to get the next best deal. I would barter with people, explaining that if they could lower the price even more I would make them or their family a cake in return. My first commercial oven was purchased from a Craigslist ad. It turns out that it was the first paying customer I ever had. I had done a wedding cake for them 10 years prior.

It was 2010, and we did a cake for the Barro's family. They mentioned a location on baseline that they had outgrown. There was still a year and a half lease on the building that we could fulfill. At the time we did not want to risk moving in and the property management company upping the rental amount. Our very tight budget meant we needed low rent at a locked in rate. I started contacting the property management company. It was a run down, dark, and dirty pizza place with no character. I made several attempts to lower there price, however they were not budging. Finally, I called again in January of 2012, and once again asked what they wanted for the old pizza joint. They asked what my intent was with the building. After explaining my intent was to open a bakery, he asked when I was going to stop calling. The response was simple,"once you lower the rent and help a small business owner out, I'll stop calling." This location had so much potential; if he would just give me a chance to prove that I can make it work. After months of scrubbing and reorganizing, I opened Lesley's Creative Cakes, Flowers, and Catering. Since then, we have been making desserts for many wonderful people all over the valley. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING CAKE

What types of desserts do you provide?
Cake Pops, Cakes, Cheese, Cookies, Croquembouche, Cupcakes, Dessert Buffet, Fruit, Groom's Cake, Pastries
What services do you provide?
Consultations, Custom Cake Design, Delivery, Setup, Tastings - Open House, Tastings - Private
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Nut Free
What special ingredients do you use?
Fresh Fruit
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The cake we received from Lesley was beautiful and delicious! My husband and I had a three tier cake with spun-out frosting. The layers were all very popular - Almond with canoli filling, Chocolate with strawberry and cream cheese filling, and snicker doodle with cream cheese filling. Every slice was eaten! We also left some flowers at the table which Lesley used to adorn the cake when she arrived, and her arrangement looked great! She is friendly and great to work with, and add-on's which weren't included in the package I had from my venue were very affordably priced!
The cake we received from Lesley was beautiful and delicious! My husband and I had a three tier cake with spun-out Read more...
The cake we received from Lesley was beautiful and delicious! My husband and I had a three tier cake with spun-out frosting. The layers were all very popular - Almond with canoli filling, Chocolate with strawberry and cream cheese filling, and snicker doodle with cream cheese filling. Every slice was eaten! We also left some flowers at the table which Lesley used to adorn the cake when she arrived, and her arrangement looked great! She is friendly and great to work with, and add-on's which weren't included in the package I had from my venue were very affordably priced! Read less
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Jarrett and Kaylee
Wedding:
5/16/2015
5.0/5.0
We had a good experience using Lesley's Creative Cakes. The cake was DELICIOUS! We got so many compliments! Unfortunately, there weren't enough leftovers for us to have more. The pricing was very reasonable, and she was very helpful to work around our SUPER tight budget. The cake looked great and everything worked out perfectly. I highly recommend.
We had a good experience using Lesley's Creative Cakes. The cake was DELICIOUS! We got so many compliments! Unfortunately, Read more...
We had a good experience using Lesley's Creative Cakes. The cake was DELICIOUS! We got so many compliments! Unfortunately, there weren't enough leftovers for us to have more. The pricing was very reasonable, and she was very helpful to work around our SUPER tight budget. The cake looked great and everything worked out perfectly. I highly recommend. Read less
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Maggie
Wedding:
4/18/2015
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved our cake from Lesley's Creative Cakes! She created exactly the cake I was picturing in my head! We brought in our own stand, topper and flowers we wanted, placed them on the cake table and she put it all together and staged everything just perfectly! And not to mention how delicious it was! we had two different flavors and I just had to steal a piece of each. We got several complements from our guests about how good it was!
We absolutely loved our cake from Lesley's Creative Cakes! She created exactly the cake I was picturing in my head! We Read more...
We absolutely loved our cake from Lesley's Creative Cakes! She created exactly the cake I was picturing in my head! We brought in our own stand, topper and flowers we wanted, placed them on the cake table and she put it all together and staged everything just perfectly! And not to mention how delicious it was! we had two different flavors and I just had to steal a piece of each. We got several complements from our guests about how good it was! Read less
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Lyndsay
Wedding:
2/6/2015
5.0/5.0
I cannot express how incredibly amazing Lesley's cakes are! From our cake testing to the day of our wedding, the flavors were consistent and DELICIOUS! Lesley was extremely responsive, flexible, and put me at ease when I realized two days before the wedding how heavy our cake topper was. The cake itself was absolutely beautiful. Each layer was moist, rich, and exactly what we had imagined. And the BUTTERCREAM FROSTING... OH MY! Let's just say each of our guests had an average of three pieces of cake to try all of the flavors, and at least a dozen have said "this is the best wedding cake I've ever had!" We can't wait to have Lesley make our one year anniversary cake next year! Thank you, Lesley, for everything!
I cannot express how incredibly amazing Lesley's cakes are! From our cake testing to the day of our wedding, the flavors Read more...
I cannot express how incredibly amazing Lesley's cakes are! From our cake testing to the day of our wedding, the flavors were consistent and DELICIOUS! Lesley was extremely responsive, flexible, and put me at ease when I realized two days before the wedding how heavy our cake topper was. The cake itself was absolutely beautiful. Each layer was moist, rich, and exactly what we had imagined. And the BUTTERCREAM FROSTING... OH MY! Let's just say each of our guests had an average of three pieces of cake to try all of the flavors, and at least a dozen have said "this is the best wedding cake I've ever had!" We can't wait to have Lesley make our one year anniversary cake next year! Thank you, Lesley, for everything! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Great artistic work and of course a great flavor for our wedding cake. Thank you so much for your service!
Great artistic work and of course a great flavor for our wedding cake. Thank you so much for your service!
Great artistic work and of course a great flavor for our wedding cake. Thank you so much for your service! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
As a wedding planner, I see and taste lots of wedding cakes. Lesleys are consistently the best in flavor and professional design. Always delivers an amazing product. -CM
As a wedding planner, I see and taste lots of wedding cakes. Lesleys are consistently the best in flavor and professional Read more...
As a wedding planner, I see and taste lots of wedding cakes. Lesleys are consistently the best in flavor and professional design. Always delivers an amazing product. -CM Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
2/22/2014
5.0/5.0
My cake was amazing. Lesley was great, she even gave me ideas on how to save money! There are not many folks in the wedding industry that want to save you money. The cake was beautiful and DELICIOUS! The cake was moist, the flavors were fantastic and the buttercream was to die for. Not too sugary, but just right. Everyone at my wedding made several remarks on how good the cake was. I totally recommend Lesley!
My cake was amazing. Lesley was great, she even gave me ideas on how to save money! There are not many folks in the Read more...
My cake was amazing. Lesley was great, she even gave me ideas on how to save money! There are not many folks in the wedding industry that want to save you money. The cake was beautiful and DELICIOUS! The cake was moist, the flavors were fantastic and the buttercream was to die for. Not too sugary, but just right. Everyone at my wedding made several remarks on how good the cake was. I totally recommend Lesley! Read less
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Joyce
Wedding:
10/25/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were looking for an alternative to traditional wedding cake. Since our wedding was in the fall, we decided pies would be a great alternative. When we approached Lesley about having pies instead of cake, she was on board and had ideas ready from the get go. She did a phenomenal job with our pies. They looked amazing and tasted like heaven! The guests really liked the idea of pie vs cake, and I am still getting compliments on how wonderful they tasted. Lesley was a breeze to work with and I would absolutely recommend her again for any event.
My husband and I were looking for an alternative to traditional wedding cake. Since our wedding was in the fall, we Read more...
My husband and I were looking for an alternative to traditional wedding cake. Since our wedding was in the fall, we decided pies would be a great alternative. When we approached Lesley about having pies instead of cake, she was on board and had ideas ready from the get go. She did a phenomenal job with our pies. They looked amazing and tasted like heaven! The guests really liked the idea of pie vs cake, and I am still getting compliments on how wonderful they tasted. Lesley was a breeze to work with and I would absolutely recommend her again for any event. Read less
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Caitlin
Wedding:
10/18/2013
5.0/5.0
We used them for our cake on our big day! I had so much to do that I was unable to meet up with her to discuss exactly what I wanted. But a few phone calls and emails with pictures of cake she had exactly what I wanted. Not only did it look exactly how I wanted it but it tasted pretty darn good too! It was so good that we even had the leftover cake the next day! They were so easy to work with and they got exactly what I wanted. They are so amazing!
We used them for our cake on our big day! I had so much to do that I was unable to meet up with her to discuss exactly Read more...
We used them for our cake on our big day! I had so much to do that I was unable to meet up with her to discuss exactly what I wanted. But a few phone calls and emails with pictures of cake she had exactly what I wanted. Not only did it look exactly how I wanted it but it tasted pretty darn good too! It was so good that we even had the leftover cake the next day! They were so easy to work with and they got exactly what I wanted. They are so amazing! Read less
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Angie
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
She was amazing... And the cake flavor we came up with was to die for
She was amazing... And the cake flavor we came up with was to die for
She was amazing... And the cake flavor we came up with was to die for Read less
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