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Shirley the Cake Lady
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25 Reviews
Address:
San Diego, CA US
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Mama Kain
Wedding:
10/30/2010
 
5.0 out of 5.0
Shirley is a delight to meet. She delivers excellence in design, presentation, value and most importantly TASTE! My darling daughter (Bride Meghan) and Groom Jesse thoroughly enjoyed tasting Shirley’s amazing samples. Selecting the flavors was not an easy matter because they are all truly delicious. Shirley’s stories are great. It is obvious that she continues baking wedding cakes because she loves meeting people and participating in memorable passages. Our wedding cake was perfect (complete with the IRISH /seaside) touch. I highly recommend Shirley (the best cake lady ) EVER!!!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Kara
Wedding:
10/23/2010
 
5.0 out of 5.0
Shirley was one of my favorite vendors. She gives you a sweet kiss on the check and hug upon your arrival and departure immediately making you feel like family. Our wedding cake had four flavors and each was raved about by our wedding guests. She even let us "rent" a beautiful pedestal to put the cake on. She doesn't hide anything in a hard to read contract or hidden fees, everything is up front. She is absolutely marvelous!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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TheSterlings
Wedding:
10/22/2010
 
5.0 out of 5.0
Our wedding was on 10.22.10 and we have to say Shirley was one of the nicest vendors by far! She is the sweetest lady and really makes you feel important and not just a sell for her. We just knew she was the one we wanted after biting into the first cake!!
We had a small wedding of 55 and selected her to make 2 satelite cakes (one spiced apple and the other strawberry swirl). People marveled at the cake and when we returned from the honeymoon at least a few people we spoke to have stated it was the best cake they ever had at a wedding!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Christine
Wedding:
10/16/2010
 
5.0 out of 5.0
Shirley makes the most amazing wedding cakes!! We loved the experience of working with Shirley. She is so sweet and her cakes are incredible. We were able to have 3 different flavors at our wedding and everyone LOVED all of them!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Brooke
Wedding:
6/24/2010
 
5.0 out of 5.0
What can I say besides Shirley is fabulous! She was by far my favorite vendor, my husband would agree. From the moment we met Shirley and tasted her cake at a catering faire, we knew who we would use for cake and we were not disappointed. Shirley is a delight, very warm, friendly, she felt like a friend. We had amaretto and lemon poppy seed cake for our wedding and heard many wonderful reviews on the taste, the moistness, and the decor. We had a starfish/beach themed wedding and our cake was more than we could have asked for. Shirley came up with a fabulous idea for the decoration and incorporated my parent's cake topper and my Grandparents' topper into the event ~ something that shocked them. My husband and I were disappointed that we moved away from San Diego and couldn't get an Anniversary cake from her. Not only are Shirley's cakes wonderful, she is a delight, she is also very affordable!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Raina
Wedding:
5/30/2010
 
4.7 out of 5.0
Shirley is the sweetest, spunkiest old lady you’ll ever meet, and she makes a delicious cake. If you’re looking for a fondant masterpiece, she’s probably not for you. She does a nice butter cream, and her sweet spot is simple designs. Her samples are a pretty decent size, so when you go, make sure you haven’t eaten dinner yet.

We ended up getting three different flavors: Double Chocolate (fudge and raspberry filling), Amaretto Poppy Seed, and Caramel English Toffee with almonds. It was delicious and moist. Many guests said it was the best wedding cake they’d ever had. It was more important to us that the cake taste good, than just look good. Lucky for us though, it turned out beautiful too! You can have your cake and eat it too ;)

If Shirley does one thing well, she tries to save you money. We got a three-tier cake and some sheet cakes. We originally thought our numbers were going to be 200. In the last week or so, we found out our final number was 176. Listening to Brenda’s advice we told her we needed cake for about 150.

The amount was perfect. We didn’t have any cake left over! Kind of wish we did, but we’ll probably just order a cake from her on our anniversary so it’s nice and fresh. The Amaretto Poppy Seed is to die for! Mmmm….I get hungry just thinking about it.

I paid her a little over, counting tip and everything. She actually sent me back a check in the mail and told me to save the money. She’s just too nice!

If she’s available, I would definitely book her!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Meighan
Wedding:
5/1/2010
 
4.8 out of 5.0
The best tasting wedding cake anyone has ever had! EVERYONE loved our cake. We were able to have 3 different flavors and they were all soo good. The frosting is the best- white and fluffy, not too sweet, but it complements the flavor of the cake perfectly. Good price, too, compared to any other bakery I researched in the area. I found it really inconvenient to have to drive all the way to her house (about 1/2 hour outside of San Diego) for the cake tasting and then to return the cake parts after the wedding... but it was something I was willing to do to have the best wedding cake ever.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
 
5.0 out of 5.0
Shirley is so sweet. The best cake I have tasted and the cake was so beautiful with the decor frosting we used. I didn't have to worry about anything at all with my cake.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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sdbridetobe
Wedding:
2/6/2010
 
5.0 out of 5.0
One of the sweetest vendors we had for our wedding. Her cake is absolutely fabulous as well, lots of flavors to choose from & they are all out of this world. Couldn't be happier with the way our cake turned out.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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oneesan
Wedding:
12/5/2009
 
5.0 out of 5.0
cake like no other :) very delicious! very personal attention from Shirley to help design cake. very affordable for quality of cake.
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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