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Pastries by Design

Lakewood Ranch , FL

LOCATION

10667 Boardwalk Loop
Lakewood Ranch, FL US 34202 (map)

PHONE

941-907-8222

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

If you can dream it, we can make it! Pastries by Design is a custom bakery boutique specializing in unique, extraordinary and outright decadent desserts. If custom is what you need, then... Read more
If you can dream it, we can make it! Pastries by Design is a custom bakery boutique specializing in unique, extraordinary and outright decadent desserts. If custom is what you need, then you are in the right place! Wedding cakes, sculpted cakes, specialty desserts and a full array of homemade bakery delicacies make Pastries by Design a premier destination when visiting Sarasota, Bradenton or Lakewood Ranch. Great taste is our passion and customer satisfaction is our goal. Give us a call or stop by the store and let us show you why we are the best!

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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, Pickup, Tastings
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Vegan
Do you provide customary cakes, such as Croquembouche?
Yes
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Heather
Wedding:
5/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Pastries by Design did everything I had asked for, for our wedding cake. It looked beautiful. There attention to detail and skill is amazing. Instead of a grooms cake, I surprised my husband with a mini sculpture of our beloved dog on the back of our cake. He looked exactly like our dog and my husband loved it. The cake tastes amazing as well, which is always important. The staff had great communication, which was awesome since we were planning a destination wedding and could not meet with anyone in person prior to the wedding. You can't go wrong with Pastries by Design.
Pastries by Design did everything I had asked for, for our wedding cake. It looked beautiful. There attention to detail Read more...
Pastries by Design did everything I had asked for, for our wedding cake. It looked beautiful. There attention to detail and skill is amazing. Instead of a grooms cake, I surprised my husband with a mini sculpture of our beloved dog on the back of our cake. He looked exactly like our dog and my husband loved it. The cake tastes amazing as well, which is always important. The staff had great communication, which was awesome since we were planning a destination wedding and could not meet with anyone in person prior to the wedding. You can't go wrong with Pastries by Design. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
A friend of mine recommended Pastries by Design to do our wedding cake for our wedding 05/17/14. My fiance and I went there and tasted their cupcakes and decided right then and there we wanted them to do our wedding cake.Everybody at our wedding just raved about our wedding cake.How absolutely DELICIOUS it was!!!! That they never had one like it!! It was orange grand marinier ,Soooo Goood!! Thanks for making our wedding cake a memorable one, our top layer is tooo good to leave for our 1st anniversary!!
A friend of mine recommended Pastries by Design to do our wedding cake for our wedding 05/17/14. My fiance and I went Read more...
A friend of mine recommended Pastries by Design to do our wedding cake for our wedding 05/17/14. My fiance and I went there and tasted their cupcakes and decided right then and there we wanted them to do our wedding cake.Everybody at our wedding just raved about our wedding cake.How absolutely DELICIOUS it was!!!! That they never had one like it!! It was orange grand marinier ,Soooo Goood!! Thanks for making our wedding cake a memorable one, our top layer is tooo good to leave for our 1st anniversary!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We were so happy with our wedding cake from Pastries By Design. Not only did it look exactly how we envisioned it, but it tasted AMAZING! We chose alternating layers of chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting and carrot cake with buttercream frosting. Both were incredible and we had so many guests tell us it was the best wedding cake they had ever tasted!
We were so happy with our wedding cake from Pastries By Design. Not only did it look exactly how we envisioned it, but it Read more...
We were so happy with our wedding cake from Pastries By Design. Not only did it look exactly how we envisioned it, but it tasted AMAZING! We chose alternating layers of chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting and carrot cake with buttercream frosting. Both were incredible and we had so many guests tell us it was the best wedding cake they had ever tasted! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Beautiful cake and super tasty! Couldn't have been happier!
Beautiful cake and super tasty! Couldn't have been happier!
Beautiful cake and super tasty! Couldn't have been happier! Read less
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Leah
Wedding:
4/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Not only was the cake gorgeous, it tasted SO GOOD too!! They were awesome about letting me taste different flavors I was interested in and were so detailed helpful and patient during our appointment to design the wedding cake! The final product was nothing short of a masterpiece and the price was so reasonable for the quality of service we received! Thank you so much to all the staff at Pastries By Design!!
Not only was the cake gorgeous, it tasted SO GOOD too!! They were awesome about letting me taste different flavors I was Read more...
Not only was the cake gorgeous, it tasted SO GOOD too!! They were awesome about letting me taste different flavors I was interested in and were so detailed helpful and patient during our appointment to design the wedding cake! The final product was nothing short of a masterpiece and the price was so reasonable for the quality of service we received! Thank you so much to all the staff at Pastries By Design!! Read less
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Bonnie
Wedding:
3/23/2014
5.0/5.0
From the tasting, to the left-over...Pastries By Design was the perfect choice for our Wedding Cake! They were so helpful with details and very prompt and communicative. The cake was absolutely beautiful and exactly what we envisioned! Best of all, it was DELICIOUS. Every layer was a different flavor and each of them were moist and tasty. Every bride should use them!
From the tasting, to the left-over...Pastries By Design was the perfect choice for our Wedding Cake! They were so helpful Read more...
From the tasting, to the left-over...Pastries By Design was the perfect choice for our Wedding Cake! They were so helpful with details and very prompt and communicative. The cake was absolutely beautiful and exactly what we envisioned! Best of all, it was DELICIOUS. Every layer was a different flavor and each of them were moist and tasty. Every bride should use them! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I could not have been happier with the cupcake tower and cake that Pastries by Design made for our wedding. It turned out even prettier than I imagined it would. Even though it was a relatively simple order, it was clear that Lindsey and her staff took special care with every detail and really cared about making sure we got what we wanted. Oh, and not to mention the fact that the cupcakes themselves tasted phenomenal. So delicious -- all the guests were raving about them! Everyone at the bakery was a delight to work with. I can't say enough good things! I'd definitely recommend Pastries by Design to others in the area; they really can't be beat in terms of taste, appearance, or customer service.
I could not have been happier with the cupcake tower and cake that Pastries by Design made for our wedding. It turned out Read more...
I could not have been happier with the cupcake tower and cake that Pastries by Design made for our wedding. It turned out even prettier than I imagined it would. Even though it was a relatively simple order, it was clear that Lindsey and her staff took special care with every detail and really cared about making sure we got what we wanted. Oh, and not to mention the fact that the cupcakes themselves tasted phenomenal. So delicious -- all the guests were raving about them! Everyone at the bakery was a delight to work with. I can't say enough good things! I'd definitely recommend Pastries by Design to others in the area; they really can't be beat in terms of taste, appearance, or customer service. Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
11/3/2013
5.0/5.0
I could not have been more pleased with my wedding cake from Pastries by Design. Because I was planning my wedding from a distance, I was not able to sample the cakes before the event date, but I was not disappointed. The cakes both tasted and looked AMAZING! I wanted a simple theme, and the staff at Pastries by Design made it classic. They were also timely and professional with delivery. I would definitely recommend this vendor for any special event in the Sarasota or Tampa area.
I could not have been more pleased with my wedding cake from Pastries by Design. Because I was planning my wedding from a Read more...
I could not have been more pleased with my wedding cake from Pastries by Design. Because I was planning my wedding from a distance, I was not able to sample the cakes before the event date, but I was not disappointed. The cakes both tasted and looked AMAZING! I wanted a simple theme, and the staff at Pastries by Design made it classic. They were also timely and professional with delivery. I would definitely recommend this vendor for any special event in the Sarasota or Tampa area. Read less
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Cheryl
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Awesome experience from every aspect. Lindsey is a sweetheart with a lot of vision and a passion for what she does. The cake she did for my daughter's wedding was spectacular. The flavors we got to chose form were amazing. Everyone at the reception raved about the cake.

Awesome; highly recommend!
Awesome experience from every aspect. Lindsey is a sweetheart with a lot of vision and a passion for what she does. The Read more...
Awesome experience from every aspect. Lindsey is a sweetheart with a lot of vision and a passion for what she does. The cake she did for my daughter's wedding was spectacular. The flavors we got to chose form were amazing. Everyone at the reception raved about the cake.

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ASmith1019
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Great initial tasting and consultation experience, although difficult to decide on favors because they were all so wonderful! I was able to combine elements I liked of various cakes from their portfolio and add elements of my own to achieve the look I was going for. After the sketch was done and I dropped off my topper, I didn't have to worry about a thing! My cake was delivered on time, topper in place and looked beautiful! A month after the wedding, I'm still getting compliments about how great it tasted. My mom also used Pastries by Design for my shower cupcakes which were amazing also! They have a huge variety of flavors and fillings and will customize anything you could ever want.
Great initial tasting and consultation experience, although difficult to decide on favors because they were all so Read more...
Great initial tasting and consultation experience, although difficult to decide on favors because they were all so wonderful! I was able to combine elements I liked of various cakes from their portfolio and add elements of my own to achieve the look I was going for. After the sketch was done and I dropped off my topper, I didn't have to worry about a thing! My cake was delivered on time, topper in place and looked beautiful! A month after the wedding, I'm still getting compliments about how great it tasted. My mom also used Pastries by Design for my shower cupcakes which were amazing also! They have a huge variety of flavors and fillings and will customize anything you could ever want. Read less
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Blanca
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
The design of the cake and finished product was simply stunning. I LOVED it!! Each different flavored layer was moist, fresh and delicious . The addition of the flower cascade was executed perfectly. We can't wait to dig into the top drunken monkey layer in a year :)
The design of the cake and finished product was simply stunning. I LOVED it!! Each different flavored layer was moist, Read more...
The design of the cake and finished product was simply stunning. I LOVED it!! Each different flavored layer was moist, fresh and delicious . The addition of the flower cascade was executed perfectly. We can't wait to dig into the top drunken monkey layer in a year :) Read less
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Meghann
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
They were so open to whatever we wanted to do. We worked with Lindsay and she was great. She got the lillies on the cake absolutley perfect. And the words we wanted were coreect and even better they were spelled right. But the best part...the filling! We had strawberry shortcake with whipped cream cheese frosting. Absolutley fabulous. We also had two dozen cupcakes made for the staff of the restaurant were we had our dinner and they were loved!
They were so open to whatever we wanted to do. We worked with Lindsay and she was great. She got the lillies on the cake Read more...
They were so open to whatever we wanted to do. We worked with Lindsay and she was great. She got the lillies on the cake absolutley perfect. And the words we wanted were coreect and even better they were spelled right. But the best part...the filling! We had strawberry shortcake with whipped cream cheese frosting. Absolutley fabulous. We also had two dozen cupcakes made for the staff of the restaurant were we had our dinner and they were loved! Read less
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Caroline
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
I'm not sure if I can put into words how my husband and I felt about our wedding cupcake tower. It was even more beautiful than we had imagined, it truly brought tears to my eyes. The craftsmanship and detail was unparalleled; Lyndsy's artistry is astounding - she drew our entire cake design right in front of us during our first meeting, taking into account every request we had. She even made us vegan soy-free cupcakes that were so divine non-vegans were grabbing them! Our guests raved about how moist the cakes were, and how light the frosting was. We highly recommend Lyndsy and her staff!
I'm not sure if I can put into words how my husband and I felt about our wedding cupcake tower. It was even more beautiful Read more...
I'm not sure if I can put into words how my husband and I felt about our wedding cupcake tower. It was even more beautiful than we had imagined, it truly brought tears to my eyes. The craftsmanship and detail was unparalleled; Lyndsy's artistry is astounding - she drew our entire cake design right in front of us during our first meeting, taking into account every request we had. She even made us vegan soy-free cupcakes that were so divine non-vegans were grabbing them! Our guests raved about how moist the cakes were, and how light the frosting was. We highly recommend Lyndsy and her staff! Read less
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Ian
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Our Cake came out exactly as we desribed it to Pastries by Design. It was Beautiful!
We had 4 different flavors and they were delicious. Our guests are still talking about the cake.
They were great to work with and would recommend them again.
Also, check out their great cupcakes!!
Our Cake came out exactly as we desribed it to Pastries by Design. It was Beautiful!
We had 4 different flavors and Read more...
Our Cake came out exactly as we desribed it to Pastries by Design. It was Beautiful!
We had 4 different flavors and they were delicious. Our guests are still talking about the cake.
They were great to work with and would recommend them again.
Also, check out their great cupcakes!! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Awesome cakes from this vendor. Beautiful work. Did our daughters wedding cake and shower cake. Love them.
Awesome cakes from this vendor. Beautiful work. Did our daughters wedding cake and shower cake. Love them.
Awesome cakes from this vendor. Beautiful work. Did our daughters wedding cake and shower cake. Love them. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Our cake was one of a kind and delicious!! They took our idea and made it possible!! We had so many comments on our cake and how unique it was, and still elegant for a wedding!!!
Our cake was one of a kind and delicious!! They took our idea and made it possible!! We had so many comments on our cake Read more...
Our cake was one of a kind and delicious!! They took our idea and made it possible!! We had so many comments on our cake and how unique it was, and still elegant for a wedding!!! Read less
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Anne
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
I almost fell over when I saw my wedding cake at the reception. It was the most beautiful, artistic cake I've ever seen in my life. She also made the grooms cake, a replica of our pug, and it was beyond my expectations. The only thing better than the appearance was the taste!!
I almost fell over when I saw my wedding cake at the reception. It was the most beautiful, artistic cake I've ever seen in Read more...
I almost fell over when I saw my wedding cake at the reception. It was the most beautiful, artistic cake I've ever seen in my life. She also made the grooms cake, a replica of our pug, and it was beyond my expectations. The only thing better than the appearance was the taste!! Read less
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sara
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
My wedding was this past Saturday on June 1st 2013, and I have to say when I seen my cake at my reception I was just blown away at how beautiful it was! I didn't even want to cut/eat it because it was so amazing, but when I did bite into for the first time I was just so amazed, so moist, absolutely, so good! My husband is not much of a sweets person but I must say even he was impressed. We ordered the chocolate mocha cake and when we come back to visit the area we know where we are going for cake! Awesome Business!!
My wedding was this past Saturday on June 1st 2013, and I have to say when I seen my cake at my reception I was just blown Read more...
My wedding was this past Saturday on June 1st 2013, and I have to say when I seen my cake at my reception I was just blown away at how beautiful it was! I didn't even want to cut/eat it because it was so amazing, but when I did bite into for the first time I was just so amazed, so moist, absolutely, so good! My husband is not much of a sweets person but I must say even he was impressed. We ordered the chocolate mocha cake and when we come back to visit the area we know where we are going for cake! Awesome Business!! Read less
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Natalie
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
The most amazing job ever!! Delicious and one of a kind
The most amazing job ever!! Delicious and one of a kind
The most amazing job ever!! Delicious and one of a kind Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure doing business with Pastries by Design. We met with the owner for the tasting, and she did a great job helping us decide on our cake. As soon as we met with her, we decided to go with their company because of her organization, friendliness and delicious cakes! We were beyond happy with our cake, as it was exactly what we expected and tasted great!
It was a pleasure doing business with Pastries by Design. We met with the owner for the tasting, and she did a great job Read more...
It was a pleasure doing business with Pastries by Design. We met with the owner for the tasting, and she did a great job helping us decide on our cake. As soon as we met with her, we decided to go with their company because of her organization, friendliness and delicious cakes! We were beyond happy with our cake, as it was exactly what we expected and tasted great! Read less
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Heidi
Wedding:
3/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Pastries by Design came highly recommended to me. Not only were they the most passionate about their work, their cake beat out all others in the area in taste, price, style, and professionalism. I didn't think twice about my cake until I was eating it on my wedding day, and the only reason I thought about it twice then was because I had to get a second piece it was so tasty. It showed up looking perfect, tasting amazing, and never once did I worry about whether or not they would do a good job. There are plenty of difficult decisions to make when planning a wedding - don't make this one of them :) Pick Pastries by Design, you won't regret it!
Pastries by Design came highly recommended to me. Not only were they the most passionate about their work, their cake beat Read more...
Pastries by Design came highly recommended to me. Not only were they the most passionate about their work, their cake beat out all others in the area in taste, price, style, and professionalism. I didn't think twice about my cake until I was eating it on my wedding day, and the only reason I thought about it twice then was because I had to get a second piece it was so tasty. It showed up looking perfect, tasting amazing, and never once did I worry about whether or not they would do a good job. There are plenty of difficult decisions to make when planning a wedding - don't make this one of them :) Pick Pastries by Design, you won't regret it! Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
2/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Lyndsy is fantastic!!!!! My cake was everything that I envisioned and more. Lyndsy is very responsive and professional. My cake was not only beautiful it was delicious!! I had originally planned to do a fresh flower topper with my florist but my florist situation became a train wreck right before my eyes. I called Lyndsy to let her know that it was less than 24 hrs before my wedding and I still didnt have a cake topper. I owe it to Lyndsy for creating my cake topper the DAY BEFORE the wedding and it looked better than the florist probably couldve done! After other things in my wedding messed up, even my husband even said "Well atleast the cake went exactly as planned". I mean if a guy takes notice to the cake, then you know you have a good vendor! If you want the wedding cake of your dreams, Pastries by Design is where you need to go! THANK YOU!!!
Lyndsy is fantastic!!!!! My cake was everything that I envisioned and more. Lyndsy is very responsive and professional. My Read more...
Lyndsy is fantastic!!!!! My cake was everything that I envisioned and more. Lyndsy is very responsive and professional. My cake was not only beautiful it was delicious!! I had originally planned to do a fresh flower topper with my florist but my florist situation became a train wreck right before my eyes. I called Lyndsy to let her know that it was less than 24 hrs before my wedding and I still didnt have a cake topper. I owe it to Lyndsy for creating my cake topper the DAY BEFORE the wedding and it looked better than the florist probably couldve done! After other things in my wedding messed up, even my husband even said "Well atleast the cake went exactly as planned". I mean if a guy takes notice to the cake, then you know you have a good vendor! If you want the wedding cake of your dreams, Pastries by Design is where you need to go! THANK YOU!!! Read less
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Anita
Wedding:
2/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Our cake was stunning and more importantly, it was delicious. Lyndsy McDonald, the owner, baker and decorator, is professional and easy to work with. She responds to her customers quickly. If you know what you want, she is ready to make it. If you are like we were, clueless, then she will kindly and thoroughly walk through multiple cake shapes, colors, designs, sizes, etc until you feel comfortable with the cake you choose. I cannot eat gluten, and she made one of our tiers gluten free so I could enjoy some of my own wedding cake -- it was delicious and I could not even tell it was gluten free! The price of our cake was incredibly reasonable, and I actually went in expecting it to be more. Lyndsy makes beautiful works of art that taste absolutely incredible. She is easy to work with, professional and responsible. I would recommend Pastries by Design to anyone and everyone.
Our cake was stunning and more importantly, it was delicious. Lyndsy McDonald, the owner, baker and decorator, is Read more...
Our cake was stunning and more importantly, it was delicious. Lyndsy McDonald, the owner, baker and decorator, is professional and easy to work with. She responds to her customers quickly. If you know what you want, she is ready to make it. If you are like we were, clueless, then she will kindly and thoroughly walk through multiple cake shapes, colors, designs, sizes, etc until you feel comfortable with the cake you choose. I cannot eat gluten, and she made one of our tiers gluten free so I could enjoy some of my own wedding cake -- it was delicious and I could not even tell it was gluten free! The price of our cake was incredibly reasonable, and I actually went in expecting it to be more. Lyndsy makes beautiful works of art that taste absolutely incredible. She is easy to work with, professional and responsible. I would recommend Pastries by Design to anyone and everyone. Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
1/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Pastries by Design was awesome! Lyndsy knew exactly what we wanted during our consultation and created an amazing design for our wedding cake. All the cakes we tasted were delicious but we finally settled on the chocolate peanut butter as our primary flavor. To this day, guests are raving about how yummy it was! Our cake was more than enough to feed our fifty guests and we had a lot left over too. Pricing was very reasonable- actually the most reasonable in the area.
Pastries by Design was awesome! Lyndsy knew exactly what we wanted during our consultation and created an amazing design Read more...
Pastries by Design was awesome! Lyndsy knew exactly what we wanted during our consultation and created an amazing design for our wedding cake. All the cakes we tasted were delicious but we finally settled on the chocolate peanut butter as our primary flavor. To this day, guests are raving about how yummy it was! Our cake was more than enough to feed our fifty guests and we had a lot left over too. Pricing was very reasonable- actually the most reasonable in the area. Read less
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Tory
Wedding:
12/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Best tasting cakes in the Bradenton/Sarasota area! Lyndsy and her team are so awesome and accomodating! When we went for our cake tasting Lyndsy asked our vision for our cake and we just described to her what we liked and she sat there and drew us a picture, and this is while we are tasting these amazing cakes and frostings that she has to offer! She does this all before you even sign a contract with them! They answer any questions you have, you can even bring a picture of your wedding dress and she can incorporate the design into your cake! What I also liked about them was that they do not like to overbook how many wedding cakes they do in a weekend so that they can make sure everything is perfect for each cake!
Best tasting cakes in the Bradenton/Sarasota area! Lyndsy and her team are so awesome and accomodating! When we went for Read more...
Best tasting cakes in the Bradenton/Sarasota area! Lyndsy and her team are so awesome and accomodating! When we went for our cake tasting Lyndsy asked our vision for our cake and we just described to her what we liked and she sat there and drew us a picture, and this is while we are tasting these amazing cakes and frostings that she has to offer! She does this all before you even sign a contract with them! They answer any questions you have, you can even bring a picture of your wedding dress and she can incorporate the design into your cake! What I also liked about them was that they do not like to overbook how many wedding cakes they do in a weekend so that they can make sure everything is perfect for each cake! Read less
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Lia
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Lyndsay did a fantastic job. The cake tasting was by far one of our favorite planning activities. Everything was delicious. I sent her pictures of my dress and the girld bridesmaid dresses and she airbrushed the patterns on the cake. It was a great way to bring everything together. It looked beautiful and tasted great too!
Lyndsay did a fantastic job. The cake tasting was by far one of our favorite planning activities. Everything was Read more...
Lyndsay did a fantastic job. The cake tasting was by far one of our favorite planning activities. Everything was delicious. I sent her pictures of my dress and the girld bridesmaid dresses and she airbrushed the patterns on the cake. It was a great way to bring everything together. It looked beautiful and tasted great too! Read less
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Brigitte
Wedding:
10/26/2012
5.0/5.0
If you not only want a BEAUTIFUL cake but one that tastes FANTASTIC you have to call Lindsey at Pastries by Design! At our first meeting she captured the vision and actually drew what the cake would look like. The day of the wedding she brought it to life! It was BEAUTIFUL! We not only had her do the wedding cake but the grooms cake and we ordered 9 dozen assorted cup cakes. They were so DELICIOUS that we had no cupcakes left by the end of the evening and most of the wedding cake was also consumed! Thank you Lindsey!
If you not only want a BEAUTIFUL cake but one that tastes FANTASTIC you have to call Lindsey at Pastries by Design! At our Read more...
If you not only want a BEAUTIFUL cake but one that tastes FANTASTIC you have to call Lindsey at Pastries by Design! At our first meeting she captured the vision and actually drew what the cake would look like. The day of the wedding she brought it to life! It was BEAUTIFUL! We not only had her do the wedding cake but the grooms cake and we ordered 9 dozen assorted cup cakes. They were so DELICIOUS that we had no cupcakes left by the end of the evening and most of the wedding cake was also consumed! Thank you Lindsey! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
10/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Delicious and beautifully designed!

Lyndsy and her team are incredible and we highly recommend their services. Taste-testing cakes has to be the best part of wedding planning, but we never dreamed it could be as delightful as it was at Pastries by Design. We've eaten plenty of cake in our lifetimes, so that is saying a lot! :)

The team was incredibly accommodating as we visited from Ohio to nail down all of our details. We had communicated with a few different bakers beforehand, and simply corresponding with Lyndsy made us inclined to go with Pastries by Design. One taste of her cakes and we were hooked.

Lyndsy was amazing throughout the whole process. We wanted a few different flavors of cake and had a particular vision. She was incredibly flexible and encouraging about whatever made us happy. When I contacted her a month or so before the wedding about making a groom's cake (and a complicated one at that) she was so excited to make whatever I thought my husband would like.

All of the cakes turned out both beautiful and delicious!!! Guests raved about the taste and the design. Lyndsy somehow piped the lyrics to our first dance song onto our tiered cake, matched one of the other cakes to the paisley on the groom's tie, and designed the others each with incredible detail and creativity. For the groom's cake she created a sports-themed cake with Fenway Park, UK basketball, Bengals football, and Bruins hockey... sounds crazy?? She made it crazy awesome! And man did the groom love it!!

We absolutely recommend their services -- you will not find a larger selection of flavors, each one more delicious than the next! We cannot wait to dig into our top tier during our one year anniversary :)

Thank you Lyndsy and team!!!
Delicious and beautifully designed!

Lyndsy and her team are incredible and we highly recommend their services. Read more...
Delicious and beautifully designed!

Lyndsy and her team are incredible and we highly recommend their services. Taste-testing cakes has to be the best part of wedding planning, but we never dreamed it could be as delightful as it was at Pastries by Design. We've eaten plenty of cake in our lifetimes, so that is saying a lot! :)

The team was incredibly accommodating as we visited from Ohio to nail down all of our details. We had communicated with a few different bakers beforehand, and simply corresponding with Lyndsy made us inclined to go with Pastries by Design. One taste of her cakes and we were hooked.

Lyndsy was amazing throughout the whole process. We wanted a few different flavors of cake and had a particular vision. She was incredibly flexible and encouraging about whatever made us happy. When I contacted her a month or so before the wedding about making a groom's cake (and a complicated one at that) she was so excited to make whatever I thought my husband would like.

All of the cakes turned out both beautiful and delicious!!! Guests raved about the taste and the design. Lyndsy somehow piped the lyrics to our first dance song onto our tiered cake, matched one of the other cakes to the paisley on the groom's tie, and designed the others each with incredible detail and creativity. For the groom's cake she created a sports-themed cake with Fenway Park, UK basketball, Bengals football, and Bruins hockey... sounds crazy?? She made it crazy awesome! And man did the groom love it!!

We absolutely recommend their services -- you will not find a larger selection of flavors, each one more delicious than the next! We cannot wait to dig into our top tier during our one year anniversary :)

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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Lyndsey is amazing! She helped us create not only a beautiful cake but a amazing dessert bar full of custom desserts! Everything was delicious!
Lyndsey is amazing! She helped us create not only a beautiful cake but a amazing dessert bar full of custom desserts! Read more...
Lyndsey is amazing! She helped us create not only a beautiful cake but a amazing dessert bar full of custom desserts! Everything was delicious! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Love, Love!!!! Our wedding cake was beautiful and taste very good!! The customer services was great!! I would tell anyone to please have you wedding cake made by this company. Our guest loved how good the cake tasted and the beautiful presentation.
Love, Love!!!! Our wedding cake was beautiful and taste very good!! The customer services was great!! I would tell anyone Read more...
Love, Love!!!! Our wedding cake was beautiful and taste very good!! The customer services was great!! I would tell anyone to please have you wedding cake made by this company. Our guest loved how good the cake tasted and the beautiful presentation. Read less
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Bethany
Wedding:
10/3/2012
5.0/5.0
My mom took care of the cake for our small beach wedding reception. The cake was very affordable and they even delivered the cake to our venue location for dinner. I was so pleased with how beautiful the cake looked and how much cake there was for the price! Everyone raved about the taste! I couldn't have been happier with it. Thank you!!
My mom took care of the cake for our small beach wedding reception. The cake was very affordable and they even delivered Read more...
My mom took care of the cake for our small beach wedding reception. The cake was very affordable and they even delivered the cake to our venue location for dinner. I was so pleased with how beautiful the cake looked and how much cake there was for the price! Everyone raved about the taste! I couldn't have been happier with it. Thank you!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Their cakes not only taste amazing, they also look amazing! I didn't know exactly what I wanted for my wedding cake so I gave them several ideas & photos & let them work their magic! It was fun to see our beautiful cake without really knowing what the finished product was going to look like.
Their cakes not only taste amazing, they also look amazing! I didn't know exactly what I wanted for my wedding cake so I Read more...
Their cakes not only taste amazing, they also look amazing! I didn't know exactly what I wanted for my wedding cake so I gave them several ideas & photos & let them work their magic! It was fun to see our beautiful cake without really knowing what the finished product was going to look like. Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
My cake was beautiful. I had a vision, which included elements from 6 other cakes I saw online, and Pastries by Design was able to make the cake exactly the way I wanted it. They were also able to make a special cake for my daughter who has numerous allergies. I would highly recommend Pastries by Design!!
My cake was beautiful. I had a vision, which included elements from 6 other cakes I saw online, and Pastries by Design was Read more...
My cake was beautiful. I had a vision, which included elements from 6 other cakes I saw online, and Pastries by Design was able to make the cake exactly the way I wanted it. They were also able to make a special cake for my daughter who has numerous allergies. I would highly recommend Pastries by Design!! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
We chose Pastries by Design to make our wedding cake. We were blown away by how beautiful our wedding cake was!!! From the moment we met with Lyndsy we knew that she had a talent for making cakes. She was very friendly and she drew out a sketch of my dream wedding cake just from me telling her what I envisioned. Not to mention the cake was DELICIOUS!! I had so many guests raving about our wedding cake! I will be using pastries by design for future occasions in my life and I recommend pastries by design to every bride!
We chose Pastries by Design to make our wedding cake. We were blown away by how beautiful our wedding cake was!!! From the Read more...
We chose Pastries by Design to make our wedding cake. We were blown away by how beautiful our wedding cake was!!! From the moment we met with Lyndsy we knew that she had a talent for making cakes. She was very friendly and she drew out a sketch of my dream wedding cake just from me telling her what I envisioned. Not to mention the cake was DELICIOUS!! I had so many guests raving about our wedding cake! I will be using pastries by design for future occasions in my life and I recommend pastries by design to every bride! Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
6/8/2012
5.0/5.0
We ordered our cake from Lyndsy and Co. for our June Wedding in Longboat Key. We requested a Key Lime Cheesecake- our favorite -even after other bakers had told us that there was NO WAY. I sent her a picture of my flowers and a few cakes that caught my eye. I could not believe what was sitting on the table at the reception. It seriously took my breath away! Sounds silly, but seriously, it was fabulous! And then... we cut the cake. Oh, dear Lord. It was in fact the best Key Lime Cheescake that we, or our guests had ever had! Our guests are still talking about that bad boy! The cheesecake was 3 layers tall, with a fabulous fondant icing-it was perfect, not hard or chewy like others I have had. And then she covered it with hundreds of little pearls, and the most beautiful sugar orchids, roses and calla lillies; they had a little shimmer which was FABULOUS. We can't thank you enough Lyndsy and Co.! For the record, We tried to call a few times to thank you personally. I sure hope you see this- YOU ALL TOTALLY ROCK! I wish I could upload a picture. -C and R...
We ordered our cake from Lyndsy and Co. for our June Wedding in Longboat Key. We requested a Key Lime Cheesecake- our Read more...
We ordered our cake from Lyndsy and Co. for our June Wedding in Longboat Key. We requested a Key Lime Cheesecake- our favorite -even after other bakers had told us that there was NO WAY. I sent her a picture of my flowers and a few cakes that caught my eye. I could not believe what was sitting on the table at the reception. It seriously took my breath away! Sounds silly, but seriously, it was fabulous! And then... we cut the cake. Oh, dear Lord. It was in fact the best Key Lime Cheescake that we, or our guests had ever had! Our guests are still talking about that bad boy! The cheesecake was 3 layers tall, with a fabulous fondant icing-it was perfect, not hard or chewy like others I have had. And then she covered it with hundreds of little pearls, and the most beautiful sugar orchids, roses and calla lillies; they had a little shimmer which was FABULOUS. We can't thank you enough Lyndsy and Co.! For the record, We tried to call a few times to thank you personally. I sure hope you see this- YOU ALL TOTALLY ROCK! I wish I could upload a picture. -C and R... Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
6/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Pastries by Design bakes probably the most delicious cake I've ever tasted and after our June 2012 wedding, our guests continued to rave about how gorgeous the cake was, and how delicious too! At most weddings I've been to, the cake is always a letdown, and since my husband and I both have sweet tooths, we knew a delicious cake was a priority. We are so happy with our decision to use Pastries by Design... they were so professional and they really delivered!
Pastries by Design bakes probably the most delicious cake I've ever tasted and after our June 2012 wedding, our guests Read more...
Pastries by Design bakes probably the most delicious cake I've ever tasted and after our June 2012 wedding, our guests continued to rave about how gorgeous the cake was, and how delicious too! At most weddings I've been to, the cake is always a letdown, and since my husband and I both have sweet tooths, we knew a delicious cake was a priority. We are so happy with our decision to use Pastries by Design... they were so professional and they really delivered! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
5/25/2012
5.0/5.0
My cake for my wedding was the best cake I ever ate. I had my bottom layer as cheese cake. It was wonderful. It makes my mouth water just writing this review. I am not easily please with cakes for decorating or taste as my mom throughout childhood had her own cake decorating business and I was her biggest critic. For my destination wedding my mom could not make my cake, but Pastries by Design exceeded all my expectations in design and flavor.
My cake for my wedding was the best cake I ever ate. I had my bottom layer as cheese cake. It was wonderful. It makes my Read more...
My cake for my wedding was the best cake I ever ate. I had my bottom layer as cheese cake. It was wonderful. It makes my mouth water just writing this review. I am not easily please with cakes for decorating or taste as my mom throughout childhood had her own cake decorating business and I was her biggest critic. For my destination wedding my mom could not make my cake, but Pastries by Design exceeded all my expectations in design and flavor. Read less
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Stacey
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Pastries by Design put my cupcakes together at the last minute as my original cake person backed out. It all worked out better using Pastries by Design as all of the guests raved about how delicious the cupcakes were. I definitely would recommend them to anyone who is looking for delicious cupcakes or cakes for any occasion. Their prices are competitive and the quality far exceeds what is expected. Thank you so much for pulling together my order at the last minute.
Pastries by Design put my cupcakes together at the last minute as my original cake person backed out. It all worked out Read more...
Pastries by Design put my cupcakes together at the last minute as my original cake person backed out. It all worked out better using Pastries by Design as all of the guests raved about how delicious the cupcakes were. I definitely would recommend them to anyone who is looking for delicious cupcakes or cakes for any occasion. Their prices are competitive and the quality far exceeds what is expected. Thank you so much for pulling together my order at the last minute. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Our cake was amazing!! Lyndsy was so helpful with us on ordering our cake. We were a destination wedding, so I didn't get to meet in person for a cake tasting. She was quick with communication and extremely affordable! Other bakeries in the area wanted a lot more for a lot less. Others were even rude when I told them what Pastries by Design was quoting me for the cost of the cake. We sent her a picture of what we were looking for, and our cake looked EXACTLY how we wanted. And it was delicious! Everyone at our reception said it was by far the best cake they have ever had. That even included my sister-in-law who just got married herself not too long ago! :)
Our cake was amazing!! Lyndsy was so helpful with us on ordering our cake. We were a destination wedding, so I didn't get Read more...
Our cake was amazing!! Lyndsy was so helpful with us on ordering our cake. We were a destination wedding, so I didn't get to meet in person for a cake tasting. She was quick with communication and extremely affordable! Other bakeries in the area wanted a lot more for a lot less. Others were even rude when I told them what Pastries by Design was quoting me for the cost of the cake. We sent her a picture of what we were looking for, and our cake looked EXACTLY how we wanted. And it was delicious! Everyone at our reception said it was by far the best cake they have ever had. That even included my sister-in-law who just got married herself not too long ago! :) Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was absolutely beautiful! Five tiers and so elegant looking. It looked exactly how we wanted it to. It was two flavors on the inside. Every other layer was vanilla/raspberry and peanut butter/chocolate. Lyndsay is wonderful! She also did the grooms cake. Both cakes were delicious!
Our wedding cake was absolutely beautiful! Five tiers and so elegant looking. It looked exactly how we wanted it to. It Read more...
Our wedding cake was absolutely beautiful! Five tiers and so elegant looking. It looked exactly how we wanted it to. It was two flavors on the inside. Every other layer was vanilla/raspberry and peanut butter/chocolate. Lyndsay is wonderful! She also did the grooms cake. Both cakes were delicious! Read less
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AMANDA
Wedding:
3/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Lyndsy did a wonderful job with our wedding cake! She helped me refine the design I wanted for my wedding cake and I loved the different flavor options she offered. We chose the Tropical Delight and Florida Key Lime Cake. They were so yummy everyone loved it, except for our top tier we are saving I dont think there was any cake left! I also asked Lyndsy for a grooms cake which she did an awesome job of as well. My husband loves his Harley so I gave her a picture of his favorite helmet and she recreated it in cake form! Awesome job!
Lyndsy did a wonderful job with our wedding cake! She helped me refine the design I wanted for my wedding cake and I loved Read more...
Lyndsy did a wonderful job with our wedding cake! She helped me refine the design I wanted for my wedding cake and I loved the different flavor options she offered. We chose the Tropical Delight and Florida Key Lime Cake. They were so yummy everyone loved it, except for our top tier we are saving I dont think there was any cake left! I also asked Lyndsy for a grooms cake which she did an awesome job of as well. My husband loves his Harley so I gave her a picture of his favorite helmet and she recreated it in cake form! Awesome job! Read less
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Roxanne
Wedding:
2/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Lyndsey was great to work with. Even though we had so many ideas in our head, she was able to decipher what we truly wanted. We also asked her for a custom cake and icing flavor, she delivered beautifully! All of our guests where blown away by the cake and design. If you are getting married in the Sarasota area, Pastries by Design is the way to go.
Lyndsey was great to work with. Even though we had so many ideas in our head, she was able to decipher what we truly Read more...
Lyndsey was great to work with. Even though we had so many ideas in our head, she was able to decipher what we truly wanted. We also asked her for a custom cake and icing flavor, she delivered beautifully! All of our guests where blown away by the cake and design. If you are getting married in the Sarasota area, Pastries by Design is the way to go. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Best cake flavors ever! We tried 3 different cake/pastry shops in the Sarasota area, and this by far exceeded all of them. The owner is sweet and very good at what she does. She will not dissapoint!
We had an unusual flavored cake (chocolate peanut butter bacon!) and almond cake with rasberry for the 2nd flavor...both were unbelievable! Everyone surprisingly loved the bacon! It was delicious, and beautiful.
The shop is adorable, and the cake tasting was the best experience...really helped get us in the mood for planning our wedding! You must go here!!!
Best cake flavors ever! We tried 3 different cake/pastry shops in the Sarasota area, and this by far exceeded all of them. Read more...
Best cake flavors ever! We tried 3 different cake/pastry shops in the Sarasota area, and this by far exceeded all of them. The owner is sweet and very good at what she does. She will not dissapoint!
We had an unusual flavored cake (chocolate peanut butter bacon!) and almond cake with rasberry for the 2nd flavor...both were unbelievable! Everyone surprisingly loved the bacon! It was delicious, and beautiful.
The shop is adorable, and the cake tasting was the best experience...really helped get us in the mood for planning our wedding! You must go here!!! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
1/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Delicious and beautifully decorated! We ordered both our wedding cake and groom's cake from here and loved each one! The guests did too! They were very easy to work with and delivered for a great price!
Delicious and beautifully decorated! We ordered both our wedding cake and groom's cake from here and loved each one! The Read more...
Delicious and beautifully decorated! We ordered both our wedding cake and groom's cake from here and loved each one! The guests did too! They were very easy to work with and delivered for a great price! Read less
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tjuntiet
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
We had a great experience with Pastries by Design. We ordered 5 smaller cakes for our wedding in various flavors. People raved about how good our cake was. I'd highly recommend them.
We had a great experience with Pastries by Design. We ordered 5 smaller cakes for our wedding in various flavors. People Read more...
We had a great experience with Pastries by Design. We ordered 5 smaller cakes for our wedding in various flavors. People raved about how good our cake was. I'd highly recommend them. Read less
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Erika
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
As always, Lyndsy and her team deliver delicious and beautiful cakes. I had used Pastries by Design before (as did my sister for her wedding cake) and so it was nice to not have to think twice or worry about this. Our guests LOVED the cake. Lyndsy is so easy to work with. Our cake tasting was so fun: mini cakes to try and I brought my now husband, parents, and a sister along with me--she let us all try them! So great.
As always, Lyndsy and her team deliver delicious and beautiful cakes. I had used Pastries by Design before (as did my Read more...
As always, Lyndsy and her team deliver delicious and beautiful cakes. I had used Pastries by Design before (as did my sister for her wedding cake) and so it was nice to not have to think twice or worry about this. Our guests LOVED the cake. Lyndsy is so easy to work with. Our cake tasting was so fun: mini cakes to try and I brought my now husband, parents, and a sister along with me--she let us all try them! So great. Read less
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babalexandra
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Everyone LOVED our cake. The flavors were awesome and the decorations were sooooo adorable. We came in for a cake tasting and Lyndsy was super intuitive and helpful. She gave us some wonderful ideas and her prices are competitive. We made a few changes to the topper along the way and there were no issues with it at all. They delivered the cake to the resort for us and it was all set and ready to go for our reception. Everything was a piece of cake :) Thanks!
Everyone LOVED our cake. The flavors were awesome and the decorations were sooooo adorable. We came in for a cake tasting Read more...
Everyone LOVED our cake. The flavors were awesome and the decorations were sooooo adorable. We came in for a cake tasting and Lyndsy was super intuitive and helpful. She gave us some wonderful ideas and her prices are competitive. We made a few changes to the topper along the way and there were no issues with it at all. They delivered the cake to the resort for us and it was all set and ready to go for our reception. Everything was a piece of cake :) Thanks! Read less
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Camiec
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
This place is wonderful. Their cake is delecious. They have a ton of options for flavors and will let you mix and match. They helped us design the cake too. She hand drew what we wanted and sent us an electronic copy because we could not find anything that was exactly what we wanted. It was delivered on time and everything was exactly as promised.
This place is wonderful. Their cake is delecious. They have a ton of options for flavors and will let you mix and match. Read more...
This place is wonderful. Their cake is delecious. They have a ton of options for flavors and will let you mix and match. They helped us design the cake too. She hand drew what we wanted and sent us an electronic copy because we could not find anything that was exactly what we wanted. It was delivered on time and everything was exactly as promised. Read less
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Cherry Pie
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Lyndsey and her team at Pastries by Design are amazing. They do beautiful work. Not only did they do our wedding cake, but grooms cake and our chocolate covered cherries for part of our favors. Their cakes are DELICIOUS!!! Their pricing is competitive. Their service and love for their job is over the top!
Lyndsey and her team at Pastries by Design are amazing. They do beautiful work. Not only did they do our wedding cake, but Read more...
Lyndsey and her team at Pastries by Design are amazing. They do beautiful work. Not only did they do our wedding cake, but grooms cake and our chocolate covered cherries for part of our favors. Their cakes are DELICIOUS!!! Their pricing is competitive. Their service and love for their job is over the top! Read less
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cje
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
If you are in the Sarasota/Tampa area and want an amazing tasting cake that is beautiful then you need to select Lyndsy and her team. There was not one piece of cake remaining aside from the saved topper. One of our guests even called our venue and left a message wanting to know who made our wedding cake. Thank you Lyndsy for your attention to detail and our delicious wedding cake.
If you are in the Sarasota/Tampa area and want an amazing tasting cake that is beautiful then you need to select Lyndsy Read more...
If you are in the Sarasota/Tampa area and want an amazing tasting cake that is beautiful then you need to select Lyndsy and her team. There was not one piece of cake remaining aside from the saved topper. One of our guests even called our venue and left a message wanting to know who made our wedding cake. Thank you Lyndsy for your attention to detail and our delicious wedding cake. Read less
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Nikol
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Got me out of a bind with my attempt to make a cake at home.. Great price point. Excellent customer service. Spot on flexibility. Will be returning for birthday cakes!
Got me out of a bind with my attempt to make a cake at home.. Great price point. Excellent customer service. Spot on Read more...
Got me out of a bind with my attempt to make a cake at home.. Great price point. Excellent customer service. Spot on flexibility. Will be returning for birthday cakes! Read less
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Melinda
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Pastries by Design makes the tastiest cakes in the area, hands down. They're not putting mixes and a bunch of extra chemicals in their cakes like other bakeries are. They also have a very extensive, unique flavor list to choose from to ensure your cake won't be something your guests have had before.

For an outdoor June reception, the baker made sure the cake with buttercream would be intact by doing a ganache pour over the whole cake. That's incredible. It looked beautiful and was intact throughout the whole evening. She also agreed to deliver it late so it would be extra-safe.

The cake did come looking slightly different than I intended just because the pink piping was much pinker than I wanted. I would recommend that you show shades in person rather than in email pictures. Regardless, the cake was awesome and beautiful.
Pastries by Design makes the tastiest cakes in the area, hands down. They're not putting mixes and a bunch of extra Read more...
Pastries by Design makes the tastiest cakes in the area, hands down. They're not putting mixes and a bunch of extra chemicals in their cakes like other bakeries are. They also have a very extensive, unique flavor list to choose from to ensure your cake won't be something your guests have had before.

For an outdoor June reception, the baker made sure the cake with buttercream would be intact by doing a ganache pour over the whole cake. That's incredible. It looked beautiful and was intact throughout the whole evening. She also agreed to deliver it late so it would be extra-safe.

The cake did come looking slightly different than I intended just because the pink piping was much pinker than I wanted. I would recommend that you show shades in person rather than in email pictures. Regardless, the cake was awesome and beautiful. Read less
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Lorraine
Wedding:
1/16/2011
5.0/5.0
I worked with Lyndsey through my wedding planner and hired her sight-unseen. My mother-in-law and wedding planner went to a tasting with her and said her cakes were amazing! They said the carrot cake was the best they'd ever tasted! The cake was delivered and it was so much better than I expected! I had textured buttercream frosting that was exactly what I envisioned and she even added our monogram to the front including the very minute detail from our invitation that had an intricate leaf design printed on it. I was very delighted with that surprise! The cake was delicious! Our first taste was during the cake cutting and I went back for a second bite it was so good! She also worked with our caterer to invoice her cost through the caterer so we had one less check to write. Everyone loved the cake and it was beautiful!
I worked with Lyndsey through my wedding planner and hired her sight-unseen. My mother-in-law and wedding planner went to Read more...
I worked with Lyndsey through my wedding planner and hired her sight-unseen. My mother-in-law and wedding planner went to a tasting with her and said her cakes were amazing! They said the carrot cake was the best they'd ever tasted! The cake was delivered and it was so much better than I expected! I had textured buttercream frosting that was exactly what I envisioned and she even added our monogram to the front including the very minute detail from our invitation that had an intricate leaf design printed on it. I was very delighted with that surprise! The cake was delicious! Our first taste was during the cake cutting and I went back for a second bite it was so good! She also worked with our caterer to invoice her cost through the caterer so we had one less check to write. Everyone loved the cake and it was beautiful! Read less
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kpetz15
Wedding:
12/18/2010
5.0/5.0
We used Pastries by Design for our wedding cake on December 18, 2010. Lyndsy and her assistant (Kristen, I believe?) were both very nice. They had a nice cake tasting set up for us, and they even let my husband (fiance at the time) try a couple samples on a later date because he wasn't able to attend the initial tasting. Lyndsy is very willing to work inside your budget. She starts off at a lower price and then explains how much different additions will cost. But our cake was BEAUTIFUL and much lower cost than other bakeries. It was vanilla with white chocolate inside and vanilla buttercream frosting (that looked like it was the fondant... very smooth and elegant). She also told us that if we wanted flowers on the cake, it would be cheaper to use real flowers rather than her sugar flowers. She put a chocolate brown ribbon around each layer and then we added real red roses. It was gorgeous. It arrived to the venue on time with no problems (at least none that I was aware of!). Everyone raved about how gorgeous it was and how delicious it was. She also packed up 2 red velvet cupcakes (upon my request) for my husband and I to eat later that night. Overall, I would absolutely recommend Pastries by Design to any of my friends.
We used Pastries by Design for our wedding cake on December 18, 2010. Lyndsy and her assistant (Kristen, I believe?) were Read more...
We used Pastries by Design for our wedding cake on December 18, 2010. Lyndsy and her assistant (Kristen, I believe?) were both very nice. They had a nice cake tasting set up for us, and they even let my husband (fiance at the time) try a couple samples on a later date because he wasn't able to attend the initial tasting. Lyndsy is very willing to work inside your budget. She starts off at a lower price and then explains how much different additions will cost. But our cake was BEAUTIFUL and much lower cost than other bakeries. It was vanilla with white chocolate inside and vanilla buttercream frosting (that looked like it was the fondant... very smooth and elegant). She also told us that if we wanted flowers on the cake, it would be cheaper to use real flowers rather than her sugar flowers. She put a chocolate brown ribbon around each layer and then we added real red roses. It was gorgeous. It arrived to the venue on time with no problems (at least none that I was aware of!). Everyone raved about how gorgeous it was and how delicious it was. She also packed up 2 red velvet cupcakes (upon my request) for my husband and I to eat later that night. Overall, I would absolutely recommend Pastries by Design to any of my friends. Read less
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abbie
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Lynsdy was great from the get-go! She does the wedding cake catering for the ballroom I selected so I was hoping she would be able to work with me in my vision for the perfect cake! Sure enough when we first met with her we did the tasting and we couldn't decide on 1 flavor so she told us to pick 2! That was wonderful because then we could have the best of both worlds! One tier was marble buttercream and the other was death by chocolate!
She then drew us a sketch with what we wanted and it looked great! The day of my wedding when I saw the real deal I was in shock at how AMAZING it looked! I am still getting compliments of how awesome my caked looked and how YUMMY it was! Sometimes people have pretty cakes but they don't taste that good but mine was the best of both worlds! I cannot wait to have an event again so I can order another cake from them!!
Sincerely,
Abbie from Tampa
Lynsdy was great from the get-go! She does the wedding cake catering for the ballroom I selected so I was hoping she would Read more...
Lynsdy was great from the get-go! She does the wedding cake catering for the ballroom I selected so I was hoping she would be able to work with me in my vision for the perfect cake! Sure enough when we first met with her we did the tasting and we couldn't decide on 1 flavor so she told us to pick 2! That was wonderful because then we could have the best of both worlds! One tier was marble buttercream and the other was death by chocolate!
She then drew us a sketch with what we wanted and it looked great! The day of my wedding when I saw the real deal I was in shock at how AMAZING it looked! I am still getting compliments of how awesome my caked looked and how YUMMY it was! Sometimes people have pretty cakes but they don't taste that good but mine was the best of both worlds! I cannot wait to have an event again so I can order another cake from them!!
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Laura
Wedding:
5/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Hi Lyndsy,
I just want to thank you for making our amazing rehearsal and wedding cake and for the adorable cookie place cards.
Let's just say that the cake was so delicious at the wedding that I hard time sharing any with Steve when we cut the cake. I have it on video to prove this :)
All of our guests raved that not only was the cake beautiful but it was absolutely delicious. I had many people tell me that it was the best cake they ever had.
You went above and beyond with both of the cakes and it exceeded our expectations.
The cookie place cards were also a huge hit. I was a little disappointed because no one left their cookies behind but thrilled that they were such a hit :) One of my friends said that she is going to steal that idea for her own wedding.
I can't wait until it is our 1 year anniversary so that we can get a cake to celebrate.
Thank you for everything!!!
Laura
Hi Lyndsy,
I just want to thank you for making our amazing rehearsal and wedding cake and for the adorable cookie Read more...
Hi Lyndsy,
I just want to thank you for making our amazing rehearsal and wedding cake and for the adorable cookie place cards.
Let's just say that the cake was so delicious at the wedding that I hard time sharing any with Steve when we cut the cake. I have it on video to prove this :)
All of our guests raved that not only was the cake beautiful but it was absolutely delicious. I had many people tell me that it was the best cake they ever had.
You went above and beyond with both of the cakes and it exceeded our expectations.
The cookie place cards were also a huge hit. I was a little disappointed because no one left their cookies behind but thrilled that they were such a hit :) One of my friends said that she is going to steal that idea for her own wedding.
I can't wait until it is our 1 year anniversary so that we can get a cake to celebrate.
Thank you for everything!!!
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
My wedding cake was absolutely beautiful and so delicious! Lyndsy and her staff were so helpful and the cake was perfect! Wonderful experience that I would recommend to anyone!
My wedding cake was absolutely beautiful and so delicious! Lyndsy and her staff were so helpful and the cake was perfect! Read more...
My wedding cake was absolutely beautiful and so delicious! Lyndsy and her staff were so helpful and the cake was perfect! Wonderful experience that I would recommend to anyone! Read less
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tgif230
Wedding:
4/4/2010
5.0/5.0
The owner met with us on short notice and went over everything with us. Her cakes were the best I have ever tasted, and she brought plenty of options for us to try. She was warm, and very helpful while I explained my ideas for my wedding cake. On the wedding day I was busy rushing around and at one point I came out and my cake was just there like magic! It was so beautiful, and it was exactly as I had pictured. Everyone raved about how gorgeous it was, but what they really liked was how it tasted! I usually take the icing off my cakes, but the icing was so great that I didn't have to. All I have to say is I am VERY picky, and I tried all the other cakes in Sarasota, and hers was the absolute best. We would recommend Pastries By Design a million times over! Thanks Lyndsy!!!
The owner met with us on short notice and went over everything with us. Her cakes were the best I have ever tasted, and Read more...
The owner met with us on short notice and went over everything with us. Her cakes were the best I have ever tasted, and she brought plenty of options for us to try. She was warm, and very helpful while I explained my ideas for my wedding cake. On the wedding day I was busy rushing around and at one point I came out and my cake was just there like magic! It was so beautiful, and it was exactly as I had pictured. Everyone raved about how gorgeous it was, but what they really liked was how it tasted! I usually take the icing off my cakes, but the icing was so great that I didn't have to. All I have to say is I am VERY picky, and I tried all the other cakes in Sarasota, and hers was the absolute best. We would recommend Pastries By Design a million times over! Thanks Lyndsy!!! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
3/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Lyndsey's cakes/cupcakes are the best! My friends and family are still talking about the Georgia Bulldog grooms cake, chocolate peanut butter is amazing. You are so talented and will highly recommend you to everyone!
Lyndsey's cakes/cupcakes are the best! My friends and family are still talking about the Georgia Bulldog grooms cake, Read more...
Lyndsey's cakes/cupcakes are the best! My friends and family are still talking about the Georgia Bulldog grooms cake, chocolate peanut butter is amazing. You are so talented and will highly recommend you to everyone! Read less
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smharper2
Wedding:
1/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Elegant and so delicious.
Elegant and so delicious.
Elegant and so delicious. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
3/29/2009
5.0/5.0
Our cake was beautiful!!!! It was exactly what we wanted and everyone complimented us on how delicious it tasted!!! I would highly recommend Pastries By Design!
Our cake was beautiful!!!! It was exactly what we wanted and everyone complimented us on how delicious it tasted!!! I Read more...
Our cake was beautiful!!!! It was exactly what we wanted and everyone complimented us on how delicious it tasted!!! I would highly recommend Pastries By Design! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
3/22/2014
4.9/5.0
Pastries by Design was a dream to work with! The cake was delicious and absolutely beautiful. We were completely impressed with their extreme professionalism--they had all of our emails printed out, including the design picture I'd sent, when we went in for a tasting. They responded within 24 hours to all of my emails/calls. The cake was delivered not only on time but a little early, and it was exactly what we had envisioned! Our guests even went back for seconds and couldn't stop talking about how good it was. This bakery was a little on the pricey side, but it was because of the superior service and skill (and worth every penny).
Pastries by Design was a dream to work with! The cake was delicious and absolutely beautiful. We were completely impressed Read more...
Pastries by Design was a dream to work with! The cake was delicious and absolutely beautiful. We were completely impressed with their extreme professionalism--they had all of our emails printed out, including the design picture I'd sent, when we went in for a tasting. They responded within 24 hours to all of my emails/calls. The cake was delivered not only on time but a little early, and it was exactly what we had envisioned! Our guests even went back for seconds and couldn't stop talking about how good it was. This bakery was a little on the pricey side, but it was because of the superior service and skill (and worth every penny). Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/6/2014
4.8/5.0
Originally, everyone kept telling us to go to Publix, because they said the cakes were about $300 and Publix cakes are very popular. But we wanted to have the cake-tasting experience, so we tried 2 other bakeries before we came here. We weren't sure exactly what kind of cake we wanted, but knew we wanted it to remind us and guests of the beach. We started communicating through emails, and Sandi was very flexible with the times she was able to meet with my, now, husband and my mom. We we got there and she helped us tailor our own dream wedding cake. We tasted the cake flavors and OH MY GOODNESS! I have never had cake so great in my entire life! We fell in love with the Grand Marnier cake with Raspberry filling and the chocolate cake with peanut butter icing, so we went to 2 flavors. Sandi helped up pick the right size for our guests, and with all the little details, such as why a circular cake is better for what we wanted than a square cake and which shade of turquoise wouldn't turn our guests mouths colors. At the end of session, we all looked at each other wondering how much it was going to cost, since it was super custom, super delicious, and sounded super beautiful. She came back with the quote and we were in shock the total price was a little less than $300! WE COULDN'T BELIEVE IT! I took away a star, because from that point until the week of the wedding that hadn't been in contact with us, and I wish they had reviewed the cake with us once more, because we wanted "sand" on our cake, which would have been raw sugar (which I have always seen as light brown), and their raw sugar was white, but we had chosen white edible seashells, so it kind of blended. I didn't think it looked quite like sand, but the cake was beautiful and a hit at the wedding - people were even taking to-go boxes LOL. Oh, and the BEST PART IS that they give you a fresh anniversary cake, so no freezing the top layer! Sorry Publix, this is my new bakery!
Originally, everyone kept telling us to go to Publix, because they said the cakes were about $300 and Publix cakes are Read more...
Originally, everyone kept telling us to go to Publix, because they said the cakes were about $300 and Publix cakes are very popular. But we wanted to have the cake-tasting experience, so we tried 2 other bakeries before we came here. We weren't sure exactly what kind of cake we wanted, but knew we wanted it to remind us and guests of the beach. We started communicating through emails, and Sandi was very flexible with the times she was able to meet with my, now, husband and my mom. We we got there and she helped us tailor our own dream wedding cake. We tasted the cake flavors and OH MY GOODNESS! I have never had cake so great in my entire life! We fell in love with the Grand Marnier cake with Raspberry filling and the chocolate cake with peanut butter icing, so we went to 2 flavors. Sandi helped up pick the right size for our guests, and with all the little details, such as why a circular cake is better for what we wanted than a square cake and which shade of turquoise wouldn't turn our guests mouths colors. At the end of session, we all looked at each other wondering how much it was going to cost, since it was super custom, super delicious, and sounded super beautiful. She came back with the quote and we were in shock the total price was a little less than $300! WE COULDN'T BELIEVE IT! I took away a star, because from that point until the week of the wedding that hadn't been in contact with us, and I wish they had reviewed the cake with us once more, because we wanted "sand" on our cake, which would have been raw sugar (which I have always seen as light brown), and their raw sugar was white, but we had chosen white edible seashells, so it kind of blended. I didn't think it looked quite like sand, but the cake was beautiful and a hit at the wedding - people were even taking to-go boxes LOL. Oh, and the BEST PART IS that they give you a fresh anniversary cake, so no freezing the top layer! Sorry Publix, this is my new bakery! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Pastries by Design came recommended from my venue and I was really happy with the quality of my wedding cupcakes. They were so moist and delicious that my guests were raving about them. Some people said they even had 2!! I managed to snag a red velvet cupcake and it was outstanding. The cake topper was delicious as well. Thank you Pastries by Design!
Pastries by Design came recommended from my venue and I was really happy with the quality of my wedding cupcakes. They Read more...
Pastries by Design came recommended from my venue and I was really happy with the quality of my wedding cupcakes. They were so moist and delicious that my guests were raving about them. Some people said they even had 2!! I managed to snag a red velvet cupcake and it was outstanding. The cake topper was delicious as well. Thank you Pastries by Design! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Lindsay was very helpful with the design of the cake and making it work for our budget. The cake turned out better than I could have imagined!
Lindsay was very helpful with the design of the cake and making it work for our budget. The cake turned out better than I Read more...
Lindsay was very helpful with the design of the cake and making it work for our budget. The cake turned out better than I could have imagined! Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
10/8/2011
4.8/5.0
OMG! Not only did our groom's cake and wedding cake look beautiful and exactly what we asked for, all the flavors tasted amazing. The carrot cake is absolutely to die for and the chocolate fudge filling was decadent. I can't explain how important the cake was to us, but the type of business practice was also very important. We obviously didn't want a dry and boring cake. But we also didn't want to be one client of many in one day. We didn't want our cake quality to suffer because the vendor had too many cakes in one weekend. Lyndsy really impressed us with her policy of only taking a certain number of jobs per weekend. Lyndsy and her staff have talent and likeability which in our minds, is a great combination. The only reason I couldn't give them five stars overall is because they don't get back to you right away. However, they were in the middle of opening their new storefront, so I can only imagine how busy they were!
OMG! Not only did our groom's cake and wedding cake look beautiful and exactly what we asked for, all the flavors tasted Read more...
OMG! Not only did our groom's cake and wedding cake look beautiful and exactly what we asked for, all the flavors tasted amazing. The carrot cake is absolutely to die for and the chocolate fudge filling was decadent. I can't explain how important the cake was to us, but the type of business practice was also very important. We obviously didn't want a dry and boring cake. But we also didn't want to be one client of many in one day. We didn't want our cake quality to suffer because the vendor had too many cakes in one weekend. Lyndsy really impressed us with her policy of only taking a certain number of jobs per weekend. Lyndsy and her staff have talent and likeability which in our minds, is a great combination. The only reason I couldn't give them five stars overall is because they don't get back to you right away. However, they were in the middle of opening their new storefront, so I can only imagine how busy they were! Read less
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Tracy
Wedding:
5/2/2011
4.8/5.0
Lindsey was AMAZING!! She delivered the cake and set it up so beautifully! Everyone there said it was the best cake they had ever eaten at a wedding. It really was delicious. I really wanted zebra print incorporated into our cake, and she did it in a very classy way.

We also went for a tasting when we were looking for cake vendors, and she was so nice! Not at all pushy, and her cakes tasted amazing. I highly recommend Lindsey and wish I could give her a six on quality.
Lindsey was AMAZING!! She delivered the cake and set it up so beautifully! Everyone there said it was the best cake they Read more...
Lindsey was AMAZING!! She delivered the cake and set it up so beautifully! Everyone there said it was the best cake they had ever eaten at a wedding. It really was delicious. I really wanted zebra print incorporated into our cake, and she did it in a very classy way.

We also went for a tasting when we were looking for cake vendors, and she was so nice! Not at all pushy, and her cakes tasted amazing. I highly recommend Lindsey and wish I could give her a six on quality. Read less
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Lynn
Wedding:
6/14/2014
4.7/5.0
The best cake! They matched the decoration on the cupcakes exactly to the picture I has emailed them. The 6" cake was much bigger than I had expected and everything was delicious. I had not realized that the cupcakes had filling in them so we were pleasantly surprised with that and the buttercream frosting was the best we've ever tasted. Absolutely the best!!!
The best cake! They matched the decoration on the cupcakes exactly to the picture I has emailed them. The 6" cake was much Read more...
The best cake! They matched the decoration on the cupcakes exactly to the picture I has emailed them. The 6" cake was much bigger than I had expected and everything was delicious. I had not realized that the cupcakes had filling in them so we were pleasantly surprised with that and the buttercream frosting was the best we've ever tasted. Absolutely the best!!! Read less
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valorie
Wedding:
4/13/2013
4.7/5.0
When I went into my cake appt. I had a few ideas of what I wanted but in general I needed help deciding on the overall design. Lyndsy is so creative and had so many great ideas of what to do with it. It was effortless to come up with a design I loved pretty quickly. The day of the wedding it was gorgeous!! It was exactly as I hoped and it was delicious. Everybody was saying how good it was!! It's definitely the best cake I ever had. There was only one little mishap, my initial in our monogram fell before we cut the cake. So the V looked like an L. That wasn't really fun to look at in the pictures, but it was outside and the heat probably didn't help. Overall I am very pleased!!
When I went into my cake appt. I had a few ideas of what I wanted but in general I needed help deciding on the overall Read more...
When I went into my cake appt. I had a few ideas of what I wanted but in general I needed help deciding on the overall design. Lyndsy is so creative and had so many great ideas of what to do with it. It was effortless to come up with a design I loved pretty quickly. The day of the wedding it was gorgeous!! It was exactly as I hoped and it was delicious. Everybody was saying how good it was!! It's definitely the best cake I ever had. There was only one little mishap, my initial in our monogram fell before we cut the cake. So the V looked like an L. That wasn't really fun to look at in the pictures, but it was outside and the heat probably didn't help. Overall I am very pleased!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.5/5.0
Pastries by Design was GREAT. Our wedding cake was beautiful AND delicious. We had lots of compliments on how good it was. And the design was exactly what we had envisioned based on our conversations with Lyndsy. Thank you so much!!
Pastries by Design was GREAT. Our wedding cake was beautiful AND delicious. We had lots of compliments on how good it was. Read more...
Pastries by Design was GREAT. Our wedding cake was beautiful AND delicious. We had lots of compliments on how good it was. And the design was exactly what we had envisioned based on our conversations with Lyndsy. Thank you so much!! Read less
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Sarahbowes
Wedding:
10/10/2010
4.4/5.0
Pastries by Design is wonderful. Lyndsy is extremely creative and very professional. She spent a lot of time with us trying to find the right cake and flavor, and we ended up with a beautiful creation. Lyndsy was very sweet, accomodating, and a great business owner. The cake was delicious and everyone raved about it, we definitely recommend her!
Pastries by Design is wonderful. Lyndsy is extremely creative and very professional. She spent a lot of time with us Read more...
Pastries by Design is wonderful. Lyndsy is extremely creative and very professional. She spent a lot of time with us trying to find the right cake and flavor, and we ended up with a beautiful creation. Lyndsy was very sweet, accomodating, and a great business owner. The cake was delicious and everyone raved about it, we definitely recommend her! Read less
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Kathleen
Wedding:
3/13/2010
4.4/5.0
I have to say that I really debated on how to rate this. Leading up to the wedding I didn't think I cared much about cake. However, after taste testing at two more well known bakers in Sarasota, we were entirely unimpressed with the taste and customer service at those two places (one which appeared that he would be doing us a favor to bake our cake and one which wanted to charge us to try a flavor of her cake). Our planner recommended Pastries By Design. I have to say that I was incredibly impressed throughout the process by the Lyndsy's customer service- she is very personable and very honest & forthright about how different decorations/styles affect the cake budget (which I really appreciated!). Additionally, her cake flavors were AMAZING (we had key lime w/key lime buttercream, ginger w/ginger buttercream, and marble cake w/fudge). She uses a Swiss fondant which actually tastes good! She created a beautiful paisley design on our cake, however, it was the wrong color. Our cake was ivory with pink piping for the paisley design and we had contracted for bright pink (fuscia) and I was shocked to see a very pale pink when I got to the reception. It was a delicious cake, but I really wish we had gotten what we had paid for.
I have to say that I really debated on how to rate this. Leading up to the wedding I didn't think I cared much about cake. Read more...
I have to say that I really debated on how to rate this. Leading up to the wedding I didn't think I cared much about cake. However, after taste testing at two more well known bakers in Sarasota, we were entirely unimpressed with the taste and customer service at those two places (one which appeared that he would be doing us a favor to bake our cake and one which wanted to charge us to try a flavor of her cake). Our planner recommended Pastries By Design. I have to say that I was incredibly impressed throughout the process by the Lyndsy's customer service- she is very personable and very honest & forthright about how different decorations/styles affect the cake budget (which I really appreciated!). Additionally, her cake flavors were AMAZING (we had key lime w/key lime buttercream, ginger w/ginger buttercream, and marble cake w/fudge). She uses a Swiss fondant which actually tastes good! She created a beautiful paisley design on our cake, however, it was the wrong color. Our cake was ivory with pink piping for the paisley design and we had contracted for bright pink (fuscia) and I was shocked to see a very pale pink when I got to the reception. It was a delicious cake, but I really wish we had gotten what we had paid for. Read less
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Leah
Wedding:
11/3/2013
4.2/5.0
When we did our tasting at Pastries by Design, we were so impressed by the owner (Lyndsy) and her passion and knowledge about baking. We decided to do a small, 2-tier cake for cutting and two sheet cakes (a German chocolate and a vanilla confetti) to serve to our guests.

About a month prior to our wedding, I sent an email to Lyndsy to confirm the details of our wedding (final head count, etc). A week went by and I didn't hear back. I ended up finding out from my wedding site coordinator (thank goodness she knew what was going on!) that Pastries by Design had a change in ownership since we had signed our contract. We thought it was pretty unprofessional that neither the previous or new ownership contacted us to inform us of the change, or to attempt confirming our event information. That being said, we did make an appointment to meet the new owner, and she was very nice and assured us that all of the recipes, equipment, and staff were exactly the same.

The cake was delivered to our venue on time, and looked absolutely stunning! They even set up my awkward, hand-made toppers that I didn't think would fit on top. The only problem was that somewhere along the lines of dropping off the cake, it was not communicated to the catering staff that we had 2 flavors of cake for the guests to chose from. So, only the German chocolate cake was served, only half of my guests ate cake, and I got stuck taking home a whole sheet of vanilla confetti cake! At least my coworkers were happy that I had so much leftover (:

Overall, our cake looked perfect and tasted amazing! Pastries by Design appears to be operating well under the new ownership, but needs to work a little on communication.
When we did our tasting at Pastries by Design, we were so impressed by the owner (Lyndsy) and her passion and knowledge Read more...
When we did our tasting at Pastries by Design, we were so impressed by the owner (Lyndsy) and her passion and knowledge about baking. We decided to do a small, 2-tier cake for cutting and two sheet cakes (a German chocolate and a vanilla confetti) to serve to our guests.

About a month prior to our wedding, I sent an email to Lyndsy to confirm the details of our wedding (final head count, etc). A week went by and I didn't hear back. I ended up finding out from my wedding site coordinator (thank goodness she knew what was going on!) that Pastries by Design had a change in ownership since we had signed our contract. We thought it was pretty unprofessional that neither the previous or new ownership contacted us to inform us of the change, or to attempt confirming our event information. That being said, we did make an appointment to meet the new owner, and she was very nice and assured us that all of the recipes, equipment, and staff were exactly the same.

The cake was delivered to our venue on time, and looked absolutely stunning! They even set up my awkward, hand-made toppers that I didn't think would fit on top. The only problem was that somewhere along the lines of dropping off the cake, it was not communicated to the catering staff that we had 2 flavors of cake for the guests to chose from. So, only the German chocolate cake was served, only half of my guests ate cake, and I got stuck taking home a whole sheet of vanilla confetti cake! At least my coworkers were happy that I had so much leftover (:

Overall, our cake looked perfect and tasted amazing! Pastries by Design appears to be operating well under the new ownership, but needs to work a little on communication. Read less
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valerianm
Wedding:
10/17/2009
3.7/5.0
Although people liked the flavors, i got a cake somewhat different of what i wanted. My cake was very simple to make, and I emailed them, talked to them and called them to make sure they did what I wanted (rope instead of ribbon). But they put ribbon.....They also didnt do a good job at putting the flowers on the cake (just layed them around instead of puttting them on)
Although people liked the flavors, i got a cake somewhat different of what i wanted. My cake was very simple to make, and Read more...
Although people liked the flavors, i got a cake somewhat different of what i wanted. My cake was very simple to make, and I emailed them, talked to them and called them to make sure they did what I wanted (rope instead of ribbon). But they put ribbon.....They also didnt do a good job at putting the flowers on the cake (just layed them around instead of puttting them on) Read less
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RRedford28
Wedding:
12/9/2011
2.5/5.0
We were surprised that our experience with Pastries By Design didn't pan out as we had hoped. We chose our three separate cakes and flavors in one meeting, all of which were very good. We were excited after our meeting. We actually paid for all the services necessary (several hundred dollars in cash) on the day of our meeting, with a credit of about 20 or so dollars for incidentals. A few weeks before the wedding, we chose to alter the design of the main cake and sent several highly detailed pictures. We had a price difference of less than 30 dollars. Considering that the owner knew we were planning our wedding from LA and were already overwhelmed with other problems, we did not expect the service we received. In the two days before our wedding, we received an email that the cakes would not be delivered unless we paid everything immediately. In addition, my father in law went all the way to her shop in Lakewood Ranch, about a 40 minute drive from our home, to deliver the antique silver platters that we discussed and agreed upon in several detailed emails. Not only did the owner refuse to use them, she put the cakes on silver cardboard (after we had special ordered silver trays for the occasion). For the main cake, we ordered and signed a contract for a white cake stand that was never provided. My mother was able to take care of the remaining price difference over the phone, but for an account worth several hundred dollars, my family and I were blown away by the inflexibility and lack of communication (after detailed emails with photographs were exchanged). Worst still, on the day of the wedding, the main cake wasn't done in the right color and design. The intricate piping design of the small cake seemed to be beyond the skill of the designer. Even our photographers commented on the poor design of the main cake. While the cake was reasonably tasty, the design, value, and professionalism were lacking. Very saddened.
We were surprised that our experience with Pastries By Design didn't pan out as we had hoped. We chose our three separate Read more...
We were surprised that our experience with Pastries By Design didn't pan out as we had hoped. We chose our three separate cakes and flavors in one meeting, all of which were very good. We were excited after our meeting. We actually paid for all the services necessary (several hundred dollars in cash) on the day of our meeting, with a credit of about 20 or so dollars for incidentals. A few weeks before the wedding, we chose to alter the design of the main cake and sent several highly detailed pictures. We had a price difference of less than 30 dollars. Considering that the owner knew we were planning our wedding from LA and were already overwhelmed with other problems, we did not expect the service we received. In the two days before our wedding, we received an email that the cakes would not be delivered unless we paid everything immediately. In addition, my father in law went all the way to her shop in Lakewood Ranch, about a 40 minute drive from our home, to deliver the antique silver platters that we discussed and agreed upon in several detailed emails. Not only did the owner refuse to use them, she put the cakes on silver cardboard (after we had special ordered silver trays for the occasion). For the main cake, we ordered and signed a contract for a white cake stand that was never provided. My mother was able to take care of the remaining price difference over the phone, but for an account worth several hundred dollars, my family and I were blown away by the inflexibility and lack of communication (after detailed emails with photographs were exchanged). Worst still, on the day of the wedding, the main cake wasn't done in the right color and design. The intricate piping design of the small cake seemed to be beyond the skill of the designer. Even our photographers commented on the poor design of the main cake. While the cake was reasonably tasty, the design, value, and professionalism were lacking. Very saddened. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake

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