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Shirley the Cake Lady

San Diego , CA

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San Diego, CA US
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Rhonda
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Shirley is one of tbe sweetest! Very professional, very reasonable and the best cakes here in SD. We chose the marble cake and everyone raved about it! I told Shirley I want to have some left over since we were having a gift opening party the next day, it worked out perfect! She was also helpful about ideas in keeping down the cost. We love Shirley and her cakes!
Shirley is one of tbe sweetest! Very professional, very reasonable and the best cakes here in SD. We chose the marble cake Read more...
Shirley is one of tbe sweetest! Very professional, very reasonable and the best cakes here in SD. We chose the marble cake and everyone raved about it! I told Shirley I want to have some left over since we were having a gift opening party the next day, it worked out perfect! She was also helpful about ideas in keeping down the cost. We love Shirley and her cakes! Read less
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Jolyn
Wedding:
4/27/2013
4.7/5.0
Beautiful, wonderful, delicious - and that's just Shirley herself! The cakes are even better! We met Shirley at a catering fair where my intended fell in love with the amaretto cake. We stayed and chatted with the crew and sampled flavors and within 20 mins, we had decided everything we needed for our 130-guest wedding. Major plus that they were experienced dealing with military, since our wedding and reception were on base on Coronado. I am still getting questions and raves about the amazing cake. Excellent value and very great service! We are going to have to work something out for our anniversary, because that amaretto layer we intended to save was gobbled up - we couldn't resist :)
Beautiful, wonderful, delicious - and that's just Shirley herself! The cakes are even better! We met Shirley at a catering Read more...
Beautiful, wonderful, delicious - and that's just Shirley herself! The cakes are even better! We met Shirley at a catering fair where my intended fell in love with the amaretto cake. We stayed and chatted with the crew and sampled flavors and within 20 mins, we had decided everything we needed for our 130-guest wedding. Major plus that they were experienced dealing with military, since our wedding and reception were on base on Coronado. I am still getting questions and raves about the amazing cake. Excellent value and very great service! We are going to have to work something out for our anniversary, because that amaretto layer we intended to save was gobbled up - we couldn't resist :) Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Best wedding cake ever. From my initial consultation over the phone, I knew that I wanted to have Shirley make our cake. She is very friendly and very sweet. When my husband and I went to the tasting, we brought my maid of honor and bridesmaid. Shirley is just as friendly and energetic in person. The girls insisted they didn't want cake, but when the cakes started coming out, they couldn't resist. Shirley gives pretty big slices of cake for her tasting and not just a small sample, so bring your appetite (and maybe a couple friends!). We chose her Amaretto Poppyseed cake and her French White and Raspberry Swirl cake.
All our guests loved the cake!! So delicious and moist. And pretty too! Best wedding cake ever. We ate our anniversary cake within a week of our wedding (instead of freezing it like we meant to), and Shirley laughed when my husband told her because she said that everyone does that and instead they ask her to bake a small anniversary cake for them.
Her prices are reasonable too. She wasn't the cheapest, but certainly not the most expensive. Considering how good the cake was and the huge response from our guests, it was worth every penny.
Best wedding cake ever. From my initial consultation over the phone, I knew that I wanted to have Shirley make our cake. Read more...
Best wedding cake ever. From my initial consultation over the phone, I knew that I wanted to have Shirley make our cake. She is very friendly and very sweet. When my husband and I went to the tasting, we brought my maid of honor and bridesmaid. Shirley is just as friendly and energetic in person. The girls insisted they didn't want cake, but when the cakes started coming out, they couldn't resist. Shirley gives pretty big slices of cake for her tasting and not just a small sample, so bring your appetite (and maybe a couple friends!). We chose her Amaretto Poppyseed cake and her French White and Raspberry Swirl cake.
All our guests loved the cake!! So delicious and moist. And pretty too! Best wedding cake ever. We ate our anniversary cake within a week of our wedding (instead of freezing it like we meant to), and Shirley laughed when my husband told her because she said that everyone does that and instead they ask her to bake a small anniversary cake for them.
Her prices are reasonable too. She wasn't the cheapest, but certainly not the most expensive. Considering how good the cake was and the huge response from our guests, it was worth every penny. Read less
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Brenda
Wedding:
11/20/2011
5.0/5.0
We can't say enough good about Shirley THE CAKE LADY. I really don't like cake, so when I was shopping for a cake vendor, I really struggled. Shirley's cakes were the first ones I liked...so many options and all of them were good. She gave us great advice. She even let me come over to taste with some friends. On our wedding day a year ago, she was awesome. She set the cake up, worked with the florist, it was flawless. The cake was amazing. She told us how to freeze the leftovers, too. We followed her instructions to a T. So now, a year later, we contact her to get another cake top so we can have special 1st year anniversary pictures taken. It was beautiful...in the same design as the wedding cake. On Christmas day, we have wedding cake from a year ago (chocolate raspberry) and a new 1st anniversary cake (lemon poppy seed). The cakes were both moist and tasty. We highly recommend Shirley. She is like family to us now! We love her! Not just for her cakes but for how she made us feel...a part of HER family! --Brenda & Jim (married 11-20-2011
We can't say enough good about Shirley THE CAKE LADY. I really don't like cake, so when I was shopping for a cake vendor, Read more...
We can't say enough good about Shirley THE CAKE LADY. I really don't like cake, so when I was shopping for a cake vendor, I really struggled. Shirley's cakes were the first ones I liked...so many options and all of them were good. She gave us great advice. She even let me come over to taste with some friends. On our wedding day a year ago, she was awesome. She set the cake up, worked with the florist, it was flawless. The cake was amazing. She told us how to freeze the leftovers, too. We followed her instructions to a T. So now, a year later, we contact her to get another cake top so we can have special 1st year anniversary pictures taken. It was beautiful...in the same design as the wedding cake. On Christmas day, we have wedding cake from a year ago (chocolate raspberry) and a new 1st anniversary cake (lemon poppy seed). The cakes were both moist and tasty. We highly recommend Shirley. She is like family to us now! We love her! Not just for her cakes but for how she made us feel...a part of HER family! --Brenda & Jim (married 11-20-2011 Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Best cake I’ve tasted!! I had first wanted cupcakes, but one conversation and tasting with Shirley and I was sold on cake! Her cakes are unbelievable! She uses so many fresh ingredients! It was so hard deciding which cakes to choose, but I definitely recommend the lemon! She uses fresh lemons and it is pretty much amazing! The wedding cake was just as good as the tasting cake, which shows that bulk orders don’t change the quality. The icing is so yummy and doesn’t melt. She was able to give me exactly the look I was going for. She doesn’t use fondant, which was fine for me. If you are looking for a fondant design, throw it out the window and go for the yummier cake!

Beyond the yummy cakes, Shirley is the sweetest woman in the world! She is hysterical; I wish I could have spent more time with her! She is one of those people you just want to be around.

She made everything so easy and is absolutely your best choice!
Best cake I’ve tasted!! I had first wanted cupcakes, but one conversation and tasting with Shirley and I was sold on cake! Read more...
Best cake I’ve tasted!! I had first wanted cupcakes, but one conversation and tasting with Shirley and I was sold on cake! Her cakes are unbelievable! She uses so many fresh ingredients! It was so hard deciding which cakes to choose, but I definitely recommend the lemon! She uses fresh lemons and it is pretty much amazing! The wedding cake was just as good as the tasting cake, which shows that bulk orders don’t change the quality. The icing is so yummy and doesn’t melt. She was able to give me exactly the look I was going for. She doesn’t use fondant, which was fine for me. If you are looking for a fondant design, throw it out the window and go for the yummier cake!

Beyond the yummy cakes, Shirley is the sweetest woman in the world! She is hysterical; I wish I could have spent more time with her! She is one of those people you just want to be around.

She made everything so easy and is absolutely your best choice! Read less
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Monica
Wedding:
4/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Shirley will rock your world! first off she is very nice, loves to talk and will treat you like her own grandchild. her cke tasting was out of this world. huge slices to taste, lots of photos to look at of her work and very reasonable. i felt it was silly to pay so much for a cake, but mine fed 50 ppl was $250 and am craving more cake. this woman knows how to make cake. people wanted more! she uses amacing ingrediants takes time on decorating and knows her stuff. use shirley she is simply the best
Shirley will rock your world! first off she is very nice, loves to talk and will treat you like her own grandchild. her Read more...
Shirley will rock your world! first off she is very nice, loves to talk and will treat you like her own grandchild. her cke tasting was out of this world. huge slices to taste, lots of photos to look at of her work and very reasonable. i felt it was silly to pay so much for a cake, but mine fed 50 ppl was $250 and am craving more cake. this woman knows how to make cake. people wanted more! she uses amacing ingrediants takes time on decorating and knows her stuff. use shirley she is simply the best Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
You won't get fondant covered cakes from Shirley ... you'll only get the most fresh, delicious cakes you've ever tasted!!

I made a very difficult request of Shirley in terms of the style we wanted for our cake and although it took a little coaxing and creativity on her part, she not only came through ... she exceeded our expectations!!!

We chose two cake flavors: After trying out 5 different cakes at a cozy tasting, my fiance and I fell head over heels for the lemon poppy-seed cake. We also chose the raspberry vanilla cake for guests who might not appreciate the lemon. Both cakes were outstanding!!! Our family and friends raved about the cakes and we had some left over to snack on a few days later.

Shirley makes moist cakes from scratch... she's a pip and very friendly... like a sassy grandma! :) Plan on going in with an appetite and leaving with a full stomach and a new friend!

We will use Shirley for other events as well... can't get enough of her delicious cakes :) YUMMMM
You won't get fondant covered cakes from Shirley ... you'll only get the most fresh, delicious cakes you've ever tasted!! Read more...
You won't get fondant covered cakes from Shirley ... you'll only get the most fresh, delicious cakes you've ever tasted!!

I made a very difficult request of Shirley in terms of the style we wanted for our cake and although it took a little coaxing and creativity on her part, she not only came through ... she exceeded our expectations!!!

We chose two cake flavors: After trying out 5 different cakes at a cozy tasting, my fiance and I fell head over heels for the lemon poppy-seed cake. We also chose the raspberry vanilla cake for guests who might not appreciate the lemon. Both cakes were outstanding!!! Our family and friends raved about the cakes and we had some left over to snack on a few days later.

Shirley makes moist cakes from scratch... she's a pip and very friendly... like a sassy grandma! :) Plan on going in with an appetite and leaving with a full stomach and a new friend!

We will use Shirley for other events as well... can't get enough of her delicious cakes :) YUMMMM Read less
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Joanna
Wedding:
4/7/2011
5.0/5.0
AMAZING is an understatement!! Shirley provided the BEST tasting cake I have ever had at a wedding, and for an incredibly affordable price!!! Shirley makes you feel like family, and geniuinely cares about her brides and grooms! Our cake was beautiful, tasty and absolutely perfect! It's going to be hard to wait for our anniversary to eat our topper!! Thanks Shirley for a perfect cake, and for the love that's obviously baked in each batch!
AMAZING is an understatement!! Shirley provided the BEST tasting cake I have ever had at a wedding, and for an incredibly Read more...
AMAZING is an understatement!! Shirley provided the BEST tasting cake I have ever had at a wedding, and for an incredibly affordable price!!! Shirley makes you feel like family, and geniuinely cares about her brides and grooms! Our cake was beautiful, tasty and absolutely perfect! It's going to be hard to wait for our anniversary to eat our topper!! Thanks Shirley for a perfect cake, and for the love that's obviously baked in each batch! Read less
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Catherine
Wedding:
3/12/2011
4.7/5.0
Shirley is the BEST in cakes for Quality, Taste, and Value! My husband and I had no idea what we were getting into when we went to our cake tasting w/Shirley! She greets you like family with a kiss on the cheek and a big hug. Our tastings were very generous portions. We left extremely full and we didn't even eat dinner before or after the tasting! Shirley was never pushy or all about business. She had great conversations with us and still was able to be professional.

On our wedding day our beautiful cake was displayed right next to our sweetheart table. The cake was moist and flavorful, just like it was at our cake tasting! Thank goodness Shirley's prices are affordable, b/c we had 267 guests to serve. I recommend Shirley for her services and b/c she is so pleasant to work with!

I definitely plan on ordering cakes from Shirley for future special events!
Shirley is the BEST in cakes for Quality, Taste, and Value! My husband and I had no idea what we were getting into when we Read more...
Shirley is the BEST in cakes for Quality, Taste, and Value! My husband and I had no idea what we were getting into when we went to our cake tasting w/Shirley! She greets you like family with a kiss on the cheek and a big hug. Our tastings were very generous portions. We left extremely full and we didn't even eat dinner before or after the tasting! Shirley was never pushy or all about business. She had great conversations with us and still was able to be professional.

On our wedding day our beautiful cake was displayed right next to our sweetheart table. The cake was moist and flavorful, just like it was at our cake tasting! Thank goodness Shirley's prices are affordable, b/c we had 267 guests to serve. I recommend Shirley for her services and b/c she is so pleasant to work with!

I definitely plan on ordering cakes from Shirley for future special events! Read less
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Stacy
Wedding:
12/31/2010
5.0/5.0
What can I say? Shirley is the best! She is seriously not only a great baker but the sweetest little lady. Our cake was super moist and just the way we wanted. She was on time and everything was just like she said. One more thing, her prices are very reasonable.
What can I say? Shirley is the best! She is seriously not only a great baker but the sweetest little lady. Our cake was Read more...
What can I say? Shirley is the best! She is seriously not only a great baker but the sweetest little lady. Our cake was super moist and just the way we wanted. She was on time and everything was just like she said. One more thing, her prices are very reasonable. Read less
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