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Mary Elliott

Timonium , MD

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Timonium, MD US
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Jaime
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
We were so happy that a friend referred us to Mary. We actually ended up having her make 2 cakes for us, since everything at the tasting was absolutely AMAZING & we couldn't just pick one!! She was very flexible too with cake options & was willing to bake anything that you wanted, even if it wasn't on her list. Her prices are EXTREMELY reasonable, she was very responsive, delivery was on point, and the cakes were amazing the day of the wedding. I would highly recommend her!
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Harriet
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Mary produced another beautiful and delicious cake for our family. We brought some pictures and she sketched an original design on the fly. The finished product was lovely and unique. She is a talented artist, and a skilled baker.

The value is exceptional, as she charges far less than the commercial competition.
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Sarah
Wedding:
12/15/2012
4.5/5.0
I didn't know what I really wanted in my wedding cake until I saw it walking into the reception. Mary did an amazing job, even though I was kind of iffy on what exactly I wanted the cake to look like. It was perfect in every way. All of our guests loved the cake, and I can't wait to eat more!!!
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Shannan
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Why spend the money that a bakery charges on your wedding cake, when you can have Mary make you, that not only looks amazing but also tastes amazing. From the minute we walked into Mary's house for our tasting, I knew we had made the right decision in having her make our wedding cake. She was so warm, flexible and welcoming. I gave her a picture I saw in a magazine and she said she would have no trouble making it! She even made me a funfetti cake, which was not one of her standard options. A week before the wedding, I was having reservations about the icing flavor I chose not being sweet enough for most people's liking and expressed this to Mary and she said no problem that she would still go with my choice but try and make it a little bit sweeter so most would enjoy! She was phenomenal to work with!
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ALHamel
Wedding:
6/16/2012
4.9/5.0
My mother found Ms. Elliott online, and after a tasting, my (now) husband and I were sold. She is much, much more reasonable in terms of price than more well-known vendors in the Baltimore area, and was wonderful to work with from start to finish, including responding promptly to all emails and phone messages. My only issue was that the carrot cake cupcakes were not quite as moist as I would have liked, but the strawberry shortcake cake that my husband and I had was DELIGHTFUL.
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K&M
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Mary's cakes tasted great. When trying cakes at the tastings, she was the only baker where my husband asked for seconds. We wanted a different flavor for every tier and she did that for us with no problems, and no additional charge.
I wanted fresh flowers to decorate my cake and she put them on exactly how I wanted.
She was professional to work with, delivered the cake on time, and I was very impressed with the final product!
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Angela
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
AMAZING CAKES!!!

When I have attended weddings in the past, the cake is not typically the item that I tend to remember. However, I attended a wedding last June and their wedding cake was made by Mary Elliott and it was PHENOMENAL!! I have never tasted a cake so wonderful! The filling had whipped cream and strawberries and was so light and refreshing. As soon as I tasted the cake, I KNEW I had to have Mary Elliott make my wedding cake!

Scheduling a consultation with her was extremely easy. We met with her and she prepared a mini cake broken into four quadrants to provide each flavor combination we requested. She also included a mix of both American and European butter creams. We took home the portions that we did not eat there.

Thankfully, Mary Elliott was available to do both my grooms cake and wedding cake. For the grooms cake, I sent her a picture of Mr. Met (my husband is a Mets fan) and she perfectly created a cake with him on it. Everyone LOVED it! The wedding cake was a beautiful four tiered cake with almond cake/chocolate truffle filling, white cake/whipped cream and strawberries filling, and chocolate cake/chocolate mousse filling. EVERYONE was raving about how excellent the cake was!!

Mary Elliott is word of mouth for a reason...she doesn't need the internet to get her name out to brides!
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Erin
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
"Buffy" made two cakes for us. A Wedding cake and a Groom's cake. They both were amazing! The Groom's cake was Elvis, Ravens, Gambling theme, and music notes... It looked AWESOME and everybody loved it. The Wedding cake was very rock themed and ended up being exactly like the pictures. She is so talented and the best priced in town! Highly recommend Buffy and her cakes!!
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Erica
Wedding:
10/22/2011
4.9/5.0
Mary Elliott was a pleasure to work with for my October wedding, and any bride who is lucky to be passed along her number will be happy. Our cake was grand and beautiful, it was absolutely delicious, and costs us half the price that we would have paid a commercial bakery. Mary does her cakes in her home, and the attention to detail is evident. The cake (red velvet with chocolate truffle filling) tastes out of your grandmother's oven. I communicated a lot with other vendors via email, but found that leaving her a message was the best way to have her contact me in timely fashion. Would highly recommend.
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Terri
Wedding:
9/17/2011
4.2/5.0
Mary Elliott made two cakes for me; a rehearsal dinner cake and a wedding cake. Our theme for the rehearsal dinner was a tailgating theme. We are huge Michigan Football fans and she made a cake in the shape of a helmet. It looked amazing! Our guests loved it!

The wedding cake was a different story. Since Mary had worked with our family before, she didn't feel the need to draw up a contract. I had provided her with a picture of a white cake but told her I wanted it in gray. Unfortunately, when the cake arrived at the reception it was the white cake. If this was an intentional change, I would have appreciated a phone call so I wasn't surprised at the reception with a completely different cake. I feel like the confusion would have been avoided if she put together a contract like I requested. The cake still looked nice and tasted good but it was supposed to be a statement piece. Instead, this cake just fell flat.

Overall, Mary was very friendly and her cakes are beautiful and delicious. She is also a very good value. I would just encourage brides to get a contract to avoid confusion.
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KKT
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
I would use Mary Elliott for all of my future cake needs. She is incredibly talented - as a baker and an artist. Even during our initial consultation, her artistry was evident in the designs she drew for us.

Mary and I discussed cake flavors over email, which included cake flavors, fillings, buttercream/fondant, size, and design. During our cake tasting, we visited Mary at her home and were greeted with a very professional boxed display of the cake flavors and fillings we had discussed. All of her cakes are very moist and flavorful, without excessive sugar.

Our wedding included a sizeable vegan guest list, which meant we needed on tier that did not use eggs. Mary was very accommodating and figured out a way to incorporate our design and cake flavors to complement this request. On our wedding date we received numerous compliments on the vegan-friendly tier of the cake.

She has albums of cake designs that you can peruse, but she is also very capable and willing to design something unique for you. For the cake design we opted to incorporate our honeymoon as the theme and wanted a tiered cake with a top that reminded us/everyone of the whitewashed church domes on top of Santorini, Greece. She had never made such a design, but initiated her own research for images that she would forward to me. I found this incredibly helpful and a fun process. We felt completely relaxed and "at home" while we shared our ideas and preferences, and she included us in her thought process.

Aside from her professionalism, Mary is a very down to earth and kind person. She was a pleasure to work with for our wedding and I can't wait for my next event so I can work with her again!
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JessicaWhite
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Mary Elliott made our wedding cake look beautiful and it was sooo delicious. Everyone loved it! She was so easy to work with and such a sweet lady. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
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Julia
Wedding:
6/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Mary made an unbelievable wedding cake for us!!! It was so beautiful, and sooo delicious! We had guests telling us that this was the best wedding cake they ever tasted. I gave Mary a photo of an intricate Tim Burton cake and she duplicated this and tweaked it fit our whimsical garden theme perfectly (with smoothed European Buttercream icing! no fondant). I was in awe when I entered the reception and saw what she had created. She is so talented, sweet, flexible, and very easy to work with. I had no worries about our cake as soon as we met with her. She is very professional, creative, and affordable! Would highly recommend her to every bride!
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susanne
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Mary is beyond amazing!!! She created a wedding cake and a grooms cake. Our grooms cake was a washington redskins themed cake, the detail was unbelievable! I swear it was just like the logo. The taste of our cakes? Was amazing!!! I can't wait to eat our 1 year anniversary piece. Mary was so flexible with everything, our designs, ideas, head counts, etc. Thank you so much for a delicious beautiful cake!
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May2011Bride
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
We LOVED Mary and our wedding cake!! We met with Mary at her home months before the wedding and from the second we sampled her cakes, we knew we wanted to have her bake our wedding cake. She is incredibly talented, easy to work with, affordable and super nice. All of our guests have raved about how beautiful and delicious our cake was and we cant wait to try our top tier on our one year anniversary. Thank you Mary!!
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Tarryn
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Mary is fabulous. She did my wedding cake and it was absolutely beautiful and everything that I wanted it to be. It was so delicious - I highly recommend the mocha filling! Mary was wonderful to work with; she was so easy going and very very nice. Thank you Mary! I can't wait for our first anniversary and to get a small cake from you to celebrate :)
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ejoyb
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Mary is so communicative and makes sure she knows exactly what you want. It doesn't hurt that she can bake a mean cake. Holy cow, cake was SO good. My guests said it was the best wedding cake they've ever had and I'd have to agree with them. Kinda wish I could have another wedding just to have another Mary Elliott cake. She and Mary Ruth Chapin should go into business together. Mary & Mary would take the Baltimore wedding scene by storm.
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Caroline
Wedding:
7/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Mrs. Mary was fabulous! I found her highly recommended by other "Knotties" on theknot.com's Batimore forums board, and she also came to me as a recommendation from my coordinator at the Tremont and from my photographer. Everyone knows and everyone loves Mrs. Mary! Her cakes are above and beyond in taste, and they are so beautiful. She is a very talented lady. My husband, who really isn't too much into sweets, says his favorite part of the planning process was the cake tasting at the Elliott's. We decided on an almond cake with lemon curd filling and the other layer was chocolate cake with raspberry jam filling, and the icing was delicious and smooth European buttercream... the funny thing is that I told Mrs. Mary in the beginning that we would NOT be having a fruity cake because I hate fruity cake. We both laughed at how in the end my mind changed! We also tried vanilla cake with mocha filling and vanilla cake with chocolate fudge (ganache) filling... also equally delicious! Mary was also so sweet, and upon my request she made a small surprise birthday cake for my mom, with a Lilly Pulitzer fabric design I sent to her 5 or 6 days before the wedding. We got married on my mom's birthday, and she was shocked when our band called her to the dancefloor and my Tremont coordinator brought out the cake with a big candle on top... the band had everyone sing happy birthday to my mom and she was shocked to say the least. It was great. We're definitely going back to Mrs. Mary for future cakes. Thank you Mary Elliott!!
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knc503
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
My wedding cake was AMAZING! Mary definatly makes the most amazing wedding cakes I have ever tasted. From the minute I met with her I knew I was going to use her as my baker for my wedding day. Her cakes are absolutely delicious and are very affordable. When I saw my cake the day of the wedding it was better than I had even envisioned it. Everyone keeps telling me how awesome my cake was and how great it tastes!
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JulieHauhn
Wedding:
5/21/2010
5.0/5.0
MARY IS THE BEST--We had a ton of ideas of what we wanted our wedding cake to look like, and she was able to make our vision com together beautifully. She bakes the most delicious cake I have ever tasted. Mary also went out of her way to let us borrow a cake stand as we did not have money in the budget to rent one. I can't wait to use Mary again in the future.
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phbaseball
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
Mary is wonderful and talented. She works out of her own home and only works on one cake per weekend to ensure that your cake receives her undivided attention. Mary was easy to contact, really flexible when we decided to alter our design and extremely affordable. Our Groom's cake was only $30! Her cakes are truly a work of art. We will now be getting all of our future cakes from Mary. Choose Mary if you want a baker who really cares about you and your special day rather than making money.
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Clare
Wedding:
10/17/2009
5.0/5.0
Mary is delightful, well-priced, and the
guests raved about our cake. We had a layer of carrot, a layer of
white cake with white chocolate mousse filling, and a layer of
chocolate with peanut butter ganache. It was even good 3 days later!
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Karen & Kevin
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
We loved our cake! Mary was so incredibly sweet, responsive and easy to work with. The cake was absolutely delicious and we got nothing but compliments. Unfortunately our entire cake wound up being cut (we had planned on saving the top tier) but Mary offered to bake us another top tier just so we could have it on our anniversary. We loved working with Mary and would most definitely recommend her to any other couple.
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coquette1283
Wedding:
8/8/2009
5.0/5.0
Cake was delicious, she was so nice and so accomodating. Liked her cake the best even though she works out of her home compared to the ones from the well-known bakeries we did tastings at. A month before the wedding, I decided I wanted her to replicate the damask pattern from my invites on the cake and she did it beautifully!
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mcg4783
Wedding:
6/20/2009
5.0/5.0
What else can you say? She is so talented, so kind, so professional and such an incredible value. Our cake looked and tasted better than I could have ever imagined. From beginning to end Mary Elliott was a dream to work with.
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Erin
Wedding:
6/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Everytime I think back on our wedding cake I want more! She was able to recreate a 4 tier cake with swirls to match my wedding invitations! It was absolutely gorgeous. And tasted delicious! I don't think we can wait a year to eat our top layer, we will probably call her and have her recreate it for us because it is that delicious! We got 3 flavors of cake and our guests raved about how moist it was. It's hard to believe Mary makes all of her creations out of her own home! Her prices are also very low compared to most bakerys. I highly recommend Mary.
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hpoink
Wedding:
5/9/2009
5.0/5.0
I don't think there is much that can be said about Mary that hasn't already been said before. She is amazing. Our cake was out of this world!! Brian left the design up to me and I didn't really want a traditional looking wedding cake. Mary was able to come up with a really funky design that incorporated our colors and was different and fun without being too crazy. When Mary delivered the cake I was totally blown away. It looked about 100 times better than I ever imagined. When we were finally able to dig into it at the reception we were not let down. So many people said how it did not taste like regular boring wedding cake. The layers were so moist and rich with flavor and I think the cake was even better than when we had our tasting.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
Mary was great! We did a small 2 tier cake and cupcake combo. The cake and fillings were delicious. She even did a damask on the cake that looked great! I am very specific and she listened and responded to all of my needs and requests. She is very accommodating! The cupcakes were topped with chocolates that she also offered to make, which was great. The toppers were not presented exactly how I had expected or discussed, but it was a minor glitch...only I would have noticed! She even made a stand for the cake and cupcakes for a reasonable fee. She is wonderful, her cakes are delicious, and her prices are the best around! She has lots of pictures of things she has done but I do not think they do her work justice. She really is great!
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