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MILITELO'S BAKERY

Shelby Twp. , MI
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LOCATION

52950 VANDYKE
SHELBY TWP., MI US 48316 (map)

PHONE

586-254-9700

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ABOUT US

MILITELLO'S BAKERY IS PROUDLY OWNED AND OPERATED BY
GASPER AND NANCY MILITELLO AND THEIR CHILDREN

WE HAVE BEEN SERVING THE GREATER DETROIT AREA FOR THE
PAST 25 YEARS.... Read more
MILITELLO'S BAKERY IS PROUDLY OWNED AND OPERATED BY
GASPER AND NANCY MILITELLO AND THEIR CHILDREN

WE HAVE BEEN SERVING THE GREATER DETROIT AREA FOR THE
PAST 25 YEARS. WE ARE A FAMILY BAKERY WITH OUR ROOTS IN THE BAKERY BUSINESS FOR 3 GENERATIONS. WE TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN
MAKING SURE THAT EVERY CUSTOMER IS SATISFIED.
AND BECAUSE OF THIS, WE PROUDLY PUT OUR FAMILY
NAME ON THE BUSINESS
WE SPECIALIZE IN
(check out our pictures in the following pages)

*WEDDING CAKES
*CAKES FOR ALL OCCASIONS
*PASTERIES
*BREADS
*COOKIES
*MINI DESERTS
*DONUTS & DONUT GRAMS
*PASTRY BASKETS FOR ALL OCCASIONS
*AND FRIENDLY SERVICE OUR STORE HOURS ARE: (MONDAY TO FRIDAY) 6AM TO 6PM (SATURDAY) 7AM TO 5 PM (SUNDAY) CLOSED
[SO OUR EMPLOYEES CAN ATTEND CHURCH ] Read less
Wedding Cake

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INFO FOR WEDDING CAKE

Besides cakes, what other types of desserts do you provide?
Cookies, Cupcakes, Dessert Buffet, Groom's Cake, Pastries
What additional services do you provide?
Consultations, On-site Delivery, On-site Setup, Tastings
Do you provide customary cakes, such as Croquembouche?
Yes
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes
Do you offer private tastings or open house tastings?
WE OFFER FREE PRIVATE TASTINGS
What are your tasting hours?
USUALLY ANY MORNING BEFORE NOON BY APPOINTMENT IF SPECILA TIME IS NEEDED CALL AT 586-254-9700
Describe how you price, such as by slice or by tier, for your cakes?
WE PRICE OURCAKE BY THE PERSON
Does the price include the top tier of the cake?
YES
Do you offer custom cakes, or do you work with pre-designed styles?
WE DO CUSTOM CAKES CALL US FOR ANY QUESTIONS 586-254-9700
What (if any) special ingredients, such as fresh fruits or farm-fresh butter, do you use in your cakes?
WE USE FRESH WHIPPING CREAM, REAL BUTTER CREAM,FRESH MOUSSE FRESH FRUITS'PREMIUM FLAVORINGS HAND MADE SPONGE CAKE
On average, how far in advance of the event do you prepare the cake?
IT DEPENDS ON TYPE OF CAKE
How many cakes do you schedule for a typical weekend?
6 TO 8 WEDDING CAKES A WEEKEND
Will you work with the client's florist to garnish the cake?
ABSOLUTELY
What (if any) cake accessories, such as a cake stand or cake cutter, do you rent out?
WE RENT OUT CAKE STANDS
Do you offer delivery? If yes, how much is your average delivery fee?
WE DO OFFER DELIVERY CHARGE DEPENDS ON DISTANCE FROM BAKERY

REVIEWS

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Marino
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Courteous and professional. AMAZING wedding cake. One of two locations in Michigan that specialize in European tortes. Everyone at our reception raved about it. Will definitely continue to patronize this bakery in the future.
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Daniela
Wedding:
6/15/2013
1.8/5.0
We ordered a cake for our wedding from this bakery. While the cake was good the service was not. The owner was not truthful with us on the amount of cake he quoted us for. At the last minute when we called to double check the order he had us down for less servings than what we had requested and said that we have to come in and pay for the additional servings, but he had charged us for the amount we had originally ordered. Not only had we went over the amount we needed twice in person, we also called once before we met with him. So there was no way that it should have been wrong... It's a shame and not worth the stress and hassle. If we did not call prior to the wedding not all of the guests would have received a piece of cake for dessert.
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j5stanek
Wedding:
6/15/2012
4.6/5.0
Our cake was BEAUTIFUL I will never forget it!! Delicious too.
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mteklin22
Wedding:
12/31/2011
2.0/5.0
The cake was delicious, but having a wedding cake is way more than that. The cake didn't look like anything we discussed with Jasper. I wanted silver snowflakes all over the cake and there was none to be found. It was very plain with no snowflakes. Also, the top of the cake was supposed to be raised and flowers in between. It was not raised and there were no flowers. I was very disappointed and I will never recommend this baker to anyone.
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littleage
Wedding:
12/9/2011
4.8/5.0
We had a very simple cake (white cake with white frosting), but don't let that fool you - the taste was out of this world. Gasper even added a small amount of "cafe" coloring so our icing wasn't stark white. The result was simple, elegant, and classy. We took some left over cake home with us and ate every last bit. Our guests have gone on and on about how good the cake was. Only drawback is they don't offer a complimentary anniversary cake one-year later.

Thanks for a great experience - my husband and I will be back!
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Leeanne
Wedding:
9/17/2011
3.8/5.0
They specialize in European Torte cakes. Not your typical bland wedding cake. Wonderful flavors, light and rich at the same time. We had them tint the base of the cake, and it turned out brown not campaign. Be careful of that.
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Mrs.Potter
Wedding:
8/27/2011
4.9/5.0
Everyone loved the cake! We went with their pineapple mandarin orange torte and it was AMAZING! Well worth your time to go in and taste their products. We are already looking forward to our free one year anniversary cake. :)
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Traci
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Beautiful wedding cake made for us! Absolutely delicious! We had the chocolate raspberry mousse filling!! Wonderful!
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ksands
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Gasper made such a beautiful cake for me. Absolutely breath taking. Still getting comments on how beautiful the cake was. They are extremely friendly inside of the bakery and Gasper is so welcoming. He will do whatever you want. We chose to do the European Tort- raspberry. Unbelievable taste, so light and flavorfull. Could not have been more perfect! Go get a sample...you will know what I am talking about! A MUST HAVE!!!
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Lauren
Wedding:
10/17/2010
4.8/5.0
When my husband and I went in to get an idea of what we wanted for our wedding cake, we hit a bit of a snag. We planned our wedding from out of state, so when we came in to town for our appointment with Gasper we were unaware that a tornado had come through the area the night before. Even though Militelo's didn't have any power in their shop, they didn't cancel our appointment. Gasper had to go to a friend's bakery to get some cakes underway for his other weekend weddings, and left us to browse catalogs while he ran to the other bakery to get things started over there. When we finally sat down, we were able to taste some samples and make a decision on what flavor and style cake we wanted. We were able to get just what we envisioned for a fraction of the cost of other bakeries.
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Christina
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was from Militelos and it was delicious!! We really liked working with Gasper. You can tell he is passionate about cake!! He does try to push the European torte cake, which is delicious. However, we decided that our families would like a regular cake with buttercream frosting better and he had no problem making this for us. When we got to the hall, we were blown away with how beautiful the cake was displayed! I had provided some fabric, votives and fall leaves and Gasper made them look beautiful around the cake. We are very satisfied with the cake and the customer service we received from this bakery.
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JillandJustin
Wedding:
7/31/2010
4.0/5.0
The main issue, which seems to be the main issue for most people, was that he wasn't really willing to do what I wanted to do. I gave him 2 or 3 ideas for what I wanted the cake to look like, all pretty simple (no crazy intricate details) and he came up with different reasons for why he couldn't do them. Then he called me a week before & tried to tell me that what I wanted him to do with the cake wasn't going to look good (even though it looked great in all the pictures i've seen of it done that way) I ended up with a very basic looking cake. It tasted excellent and looked nice, but it just wasn't what I wanted.
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Kelebek
Wedding:
10/10/2009
4.2/5.0
I enjoyed working with Gasper, and our cake looked fantastic. We tasted tons of cakes, and Militello's was the first that really tasted like dessert-- it is delicious. I think that they have their system down to a T, so they're pretty reliable.

I was discouraged from using more than 1 cake flavor and felt I had to push to get what I wanted. The employees in the bakery didn't seem to get along particularly well with the boss. The place looks a little dated, but ultimately the cakes they put out are excellent.
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krysikl
Wedding:
10/10/2009
3.8/5.0
Militello's did a wonderful job with the wedding cake. They are a little inflexible but the cake was awesome! Very moist and not heavy!
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HeidiMarie95
Wedding:
9/4/2009
3.1/5.0
There is no doubt our cake was delicious - we had a pineapple orange mandarin torte cake that was soooo delicious and moist! As soon as we tasted it we had to have it. It looked great, too. The great thing about this baker is that he uses whip cream for frosting, which he can make look like fondant, but it tastes much better than fondant.
I wasn't quite as thrilled about their customer service, though. They are very, very particular about a lot of things and a lot of things they require of you. I also heard some of my other vendors had a hard time dealing with him, and he also left business cards on the cake table. I think that's completely unprofessional and totally tacky, but my venue took them off before guests arrived.
So, if you want a fantastic cake, this is a great place to get it from. My concerns were certainly not enough to ruin the experience, and I would still recommend them to others.
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MILITELO'S BAKERY responded with the following comments:

Sorry for the business card . BUT as far as being very particular i must admit i'm guilty only because we want to showcase your wedding cake in the best possible way, when your guest arrive we want everything to look just perfect ,that is what we strive for, at the risk of being particular. For other vendors I always cooperate with them if one of your other vendors had a problem with us please have them contact me so we can discuss the matter and have better cooperation in the future.Finally thanks for you kind words about our cakes that is what we here at Militello's always strive for.Wishing you both a happy and blessed life together
;GASPER MILITELLO
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lisamele
Wedding:
8/7/2009
4.4/5.0
Cake was delicious and looked beautiful. Seemed there was only one cake style you could really do there, so if you wanted to have your own say in how it looked, that was not the place. Regardless, I was thrilled with how beautiful it turned out.
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cschales5032
Wedding:
6/20/2009
4.8/5.0
The quality was absolutely fabulous! The only thing was that my cake was not an outdoor summer time kind of cake... it sweltered, but the conditions were a bit abnormal. The level of service was topped by none, I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Not to mention it was absolutely delicious!!!
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Russel08
Wedding:
6/15/2008
5.0/5.0
Militellos Bakery provided me with the perfect wedding cake and also other desserts for our wedding. The cake tasted like it was just baked and the wonderful frosting and flavors of the cake made it just the right highlight of our wedding. We heard people talk about the cakes for weeks upon weeks after our wedding on how good the cake was. The service was excellent and also all of the fine details that were put into the wedding cake was totally amazing I couldnt believe how much work was put into the cake. We compared prices before we purchased the cake so the prices were very competitive and also worth the extra cost as the cake was above expectation.
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Lena
Wedding:
11/23/2007
4.9/5.0
We opted for the Mandarin Pineapple Orange torte type cake and it was phenomenal. The cake decorations (scrolling etc) were beautiful and Gasper is the nicest man to work with. We could not have dreamed of a more tasty and beautiful cake.
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MILITELO'S BAKERY responded with the following comments:

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE VERY KIND WORDS
GASPER MILITELLO
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
AMAZING and DELICIOUS cake! My husband and I are not big cake people, in fact, he never eats cake. However, the cakes at Militelo's would make anyone a cake lover! The cake was so moist and delicious!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
most family owns bakeries are closed over holidays the owner of millitellos was willing to come in even though the business was closed in to make my daughter's wedding cake thank you very much everything was delicious and beautiful
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Elspeth
Wedding:
5/25/2002
4.9/5.0
The cake was beautiful and tasted fabulous. I remember being pleasantly surprised how great it tasted when I had my first bite!

They spent quite a bit of time with me helping me decide what I wanted and did not get offended when I wanted something simple and not to fancy. They did take their work very seriously and wanted to make sure everything looked beautiful for me. (I thought they were a little overly concerned about the display when I was not.)
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MILITELO'S BAKERY responded with the following comments:

THANK YOU FOR YOUR WONDERFUL REVIEW
GASPER MILITELLO
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Ed
Wedding:
7/10/1991
5.0/5.0
I do not blog, or write reviews often, perhaps three in the last 10 years. However, I am compelled to write this review.

I have known Gasper and Nancy Militello for over 16 years now and in that time I have never met another baker who has the love, passion and desire for perfection that Gasper possess. He is truly the Michelangelo of wedding cakes.

I recall when he first wanted to become the paramount wedding cake baker in Michigan, and the endless hours he spent to perfect the finest possible wedding cakes. His Old World work ethic has made him the best in Michigan, if not the U.S.

There are few people who in life you will meet that take their skill to an art, and Gasper in one of those people. Some say Gasper is inflexible. Yes he is inflexible, when it comes to making sure your have the greatest possible wedding cake experience that you and your guests will speak of for years to come, but would you want anything less?

Not to use Militello's Bakery for your wedding or anniversary cake is just simply the greatest single mistake one could make for such an important life event.

I hope you will at least stop by Militello's Bakery and taste the pride he puts into every cake he makes, you will not be disappointed and thankful you did.

I wish you all a wonderful wedding or anniversary.
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