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Lesley's Creative Cakes, Flowers & Catering

Gilbert , AZ

LOCATION

Gilbert, AZ 85234 US (map)

PHONE

480-221-2588

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ABOUT US

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.

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

REVIEWS

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Sara
Wedding:
11/13/2016
4.9/5.0
Lesley's is great! We worked with her for our wedding at the windmill winery and our cake was beautiful - not to mention delicious. Highly recommend!
Lesley's is great! We worked with her for our wedding at the windmill winery and our cake was beautiful - not to mention Read more...
Lesley's is great! We worked with her for our wedding at the windmill winery and our cake was beautiful - not to mention delicious. Highly recommend! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Lesley's creative cakes are amazing to work with! My guest loved my cakes and it was absolutely beautiful! I would totally recommend them for a wedding or any special occasions you would need a cake for.
Lesley's creative cakes are amazing to work with! My guest loved my cakes and it was absolutely beautiful! I would totally Read more...
Lesley's creative cakes are amazing to work with! My guest loved my cakes and it was absolutely beautiful! I would totally recommend them for a wedding or any special occasions you would need a cake for. Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
5/19/2016
4.8/5.0
We ordered a 6" cake and about 80 cupcakes with the rose flower frosting design from Lesley and our flowers (baby's breath for the center and aisle pieces and three bouquets of white tiger lilies) from Christine for our wedding this past May, and we couldn't have been any happier with how things turned out! The cake/cupcakes tasted amazing and everything looked absolutely beautiful. Both ladies were easy to communicate with, the rates for were quite reasonable and everything was above and beyond our expectations. Thank you both for helping make our day so memorable!
We ordered a 6" cake and about 80 cupcakes with the rose flower frosting design from Lesley and our flowers (baby's breath Read more...
We ordered a 6" cake and about 80 cupcakes with the rose flower frosting design from Lesley and our flowers (baby's breath for the center and aisle pieces and three bouquets of white tiger lilies) from Christine for our wedding this past May, and we couldn't have been any happier with how things turned out! The cake/cupcakes tasted amazing and everything looked absolutely beautiful. Both ladies were easy to communicate with, the rates for were quite reasonable and everything was above and beyond our expectations. Thank you both for helping make our day so memorable! Read less
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Dannon
Wedding:
4/16/2016
5.0/5.0
Lesley did such an amazing job creating the perfect wedding dessert table! I wanted a little something different from the normal wedding cake and she helped me come up with the perfect creation. Not only did I get my dessert table filled with delicious choices- I also got a 6" love cake for my self and my hubby to cut into! Lesley's calm go with the flow personality made it such a pleasure to work with. I can't say enough great things about her and her company! I HIGHLY recommend Lesley's to anyone looking for a special one of a kind dream cake or dessert table!
Lesley did such an amazing job creating the perfect wedding dessert table! I wanted a little something different from the Read more...
Lesley did such an amazing job creating the perfect wedding dessert table! I wanted a little something different from the normal wedding cake and she helped me come up with the perfect creation. Not only did I get my dessert table filled with delicious choices- I also got a 6" love cake for my self and my hubby to cut into! Lesley's calm go with the flow personality made it such a pleasure to work with. I can't say enough great things about her and her company! I HIGHLY recommend Lesley's to anyone looking for a special one of a kind dream cake or dessert table! Read less
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Jodie
Wedding:
4/2/2016
5.0/5.0
Our cake was absolutely perfect. Lesley captured our vision completed and it was exactly as we had imagined. Everyone loved the different flavors and pretty much the entire cake was demolished! We cannot wait to use Lesley again in the future for other occasions.
Our cake was absolutely perfect. Lesley captured our vision completed and it was exactly as we had imagined. Everyone Read more...
Our cake was absolutely perfect. Lesley captured our vision completed and it was exactly as we had imagined. Everyone loved the different flavors and pretty much the entire cake was demolished! We cannot wait to use Lesley again in the future for other occasions. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
2/6/2016
5.0/5.0
Lesley's cakes are first of all, DELICIOUS, second of all beautiful. My mom met Lesley at a venue open house and she was wowed by her cupcakes. We live in NC and planned our AZ wedding from there. I relied on my mom's communication with Lesley, and my mom's cake review. We honestly, did not even bother sampling cakes from anywhere else. We ordered a small 2 tier cake with about 330 mini cupcakes (3 flavors) for our reception. It was exactly as we hoped it would be. I met Lesley about 4 days before the ceremony, and went over our final details. She was great to work with and I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for amazing cakes/cupcakes/cookies etc. We had so many leftover cupcakes which were even better the next day. We cut up and froze the rest of the wedding cake and took it back with us to NC. It thaws nicely, and is still delicious. :)
Lesley's cakes are first of all, DELICIOUS, second of all beautiful. My mom met Lesley at a venue open house and she was Read more...
Lesley's cakes are first of all, DELICIOUS, second of all beautiful. My mom met Lesley at a venue open house and she was wowed by her cupcakes. We live in NC and planned our AZ wedding from there. I relied on my mom's communication with Lesley, and my mom's cake review. We honestly, did not even bother sampling cakes from anywhere else. We ordered a small 2 tier cake with about 330 mini cupcakes (3 flavors) for our reception. It was exactly as we hoped it would be. I met Lesley about 4 days before the ceremony, and went over our final details. She was great to work with and I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for amazing cakes/cupcakes/cookies etc. We had so many leftover cupcakes which were even better the next day. We cut up and froze the rest of the wedding cake and took it back with us to NC. It thaws nicely, and is still delicious. :) Read less
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Jordan
Wedding:
12/20/2015
5.0/5.0
We were very pleased with Lesley's services. We were lucky enough to win our cake from her in a drawing and I'm so glad we did! Even though she was making our cake for free, she spent a lot of time planning with us and making sure we got exactly what we wanted. Lots and lots of different flavor options, she uses butter cream instead of fondant, and is willing to try just about anything as far as design. It arrived on time, was beautiful, and everyone enjoyed it so much we hardly had any leftovers! I highly recommend her services.
We were very pleased with Lesley's services. We were lucky enough to win our cake from her in a drawing and I'm so glad we Read more...
We were very pleased with Lesley's services. We were lucky enough to win our cake from her in a drawing and I'm so glad we did! Even though she was making our cake for free, she spent a lot of time planning with us and making sure we got exactly what we wanted. Lots and lots of different flavor options, she uses butter cream instead of fondant, and is willing to try just about anything as far as design. It arrived on time, was beautiful, and everyone enjoyed it so much we hardly had any leftovers! I highly recommend her services. Read less
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Paloma
Wedding:
11/20/2015
5.0/5.0
Our cake was AMAZING. I looked so professional and exactly what we asked for. The flavors were to die for and she decorated the cake beautifully. We could not have had a more perfect cake. I would highly recommend Lesley's, you will not be disappointed!
Our cake was AMAZING. I looked so professional and exactly what we asked for. The flavors were to die for and she Read more...
Our cake was AMAZING. I looked so professional and exactly what we asked for. The flavors were to die for and she decorated the cake beautifully. We could not have had a more perfect cake. I would highly recommend Lesley's, you will not be disappointed! Read less
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Natalie
Wedding:
11/7/2015
5.0/5.0
Easy and great to work with. The cake was delicious and all of our guests kept talking about how good it was!

Not only that, but it was beautiful...just how we pictured it!
Easy and great to work with. The cake was delicious and all of our guests kept talking about how good it was!

Not Read more...
Easy and great to work with. The cake was delicious and all of our guests kept talking about how good it was!

Not only that, but it was beautiful...just how we pictured it! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Most.Delicious.Cake.Ever. A huge thank you to Lesley’s Creative Cakes! Not only did our wedding cake look fantastic, it also tasted as good as it looked (which isn’t always the case for wedding cakes)! Every detail we envisioned was added to the cake. Lesley was professional and easy-going. I highly recommend her for any occasion!
Most.Delicious.Cake.Ever. A huge thank you to Lesley’s Creative Cakes! Not only did our wedding cake look fantastic, it Read more...
Most.Delicious.Cake.Ever. A huge thank you to Lesley’s Creative Cakes! Not only did our wedding cake look fantastic, it also tasted as good as it looked (which isn’t always the case for wedding cakes)! Every detail we envisioned was added to the cake. Lesley was professional and easy-going. I highly recommend her for any occasion! Read less
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