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Stephanie the Baker

Herndon , VA
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LOCATION

336 Elden Street
Herndon, VA US 20170

PHONE

703-437-5240

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ABOUT US

Stephanie Baker (yes, that’s her real name!) is an alumni of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY and has been a professional pastry chef since 1992. Serving the northern... Read more
Stephanie Baker (yes, that’s her real name!) is an alumni of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY and has been a professional pastry chef since 1992. Serving the northern Virginia and DC metro area, her custom order cake shop specializes in custom wedding cakes, cupcakes and sculptured cakes.

Nothing here is mass produced. Every creation is hand crafted, from scratch, especially for you - from the time it goes into the oven until it is proudly displayed on your table.

Wedding cakes start at $7 per serving. Delivery to most of the DC metro area is $50. Included in the purchase price of a wedding cake is a voucher for a complimentary 6" cake redeemable on your first anniversary.

Bakery hours are Tues-Fri 10-6. Prrivate tastings scheduled during these times. After hours or weekend appointments can be available although my availability is more limited. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING CAKE

Besides cakes, what other types of desserts do you provide?
Cupcakes, Groom's Cake
What additional services do you provide?
Consultations, On-site Delivery, On-site Setup, Tastings
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Vegan
Do you provide customary cakes, such as Croquembouche?
No
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes
Do you offer private tastings or open house tastings?
Yes. Private tastings are available and encouraged.
What are your tasting hours?
Private tastings are scheduled Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 11 am and 6:30 pm. By appointment.
Describe how you price, such as by slice or by tier, for your cakes?
Wedding cakes start at $7 per serving.
Does the price include the top tier of the cake?
With your purchase price, you will receive a voucher for an additional six inch cake redeemable on your first anniversary.
Do you offer custom cakes, or do you work with pre-designed styles?
Every cake made by Stephanie the Baker is custom made - from start to finish.
How many cakes do you schedule for a typical weekend?
Two to four. Orders are restricted by time and distance so that your cake can be given the attention it deserves - from the time it goes into the oven until it is displayed at your reception.
Will you work with the client's florist to garnish the cake?
Yes.
Do you offer delivery? If yes, how much is your average delivery fee?
There is a delivery fee of $40 for most of the Washington DC area.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We first met Stephanie in December for a taste test. She was totally cool with my parents attending. Her shop was warm and inviting. She caught on quickly our needs for the wedding cupcake.

Our guests were in awe of the cupcakes. I did not have a cake topper and felt bad about that but Stephanie reassured us that she would work with our florist, Marita for a floral arrangement which was quite elegant! There were guests that were impressed by the few "glutten-free" cupcakes.

We plan to use Stephanie's services in the future. Thanks for the discount since this was a referral! Great pricing...affordable and on time!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Stephanie did an amazing job on our wedding cake. It was exactly what I had in mind and it tasted delicious!
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Kat
Wedding:
4/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Stephanie created a very special cake for us. It was an artistic masterpiece in that, to get the look we wanted, it incorporated a variety of materials (lights, paper, flowers) all of which she arranged cohesively to create a phenomenal result. And in addition to being gorgeous, it was delicious!! I even liked the fondant! During the lead up to the event, Stephanie was quick to respond to emails and worked with us to make sure we got exactly what we wanted. I would definately recommend her.
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Eric
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Stephanie was courteous and professional, and did an excellent job with our wedding cake. It looked perfect and tasted delicious. She went above and beyond to create a very unique flavor, not on her usual menu (blue velvet) that was a hit with our guests. We especially love the complimentary "top tier" at our one year anniversary!
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Rebecca
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
OMG Stephanie was so awesome. I loved her from the moment we walked in for the tasting and once we tasted the cake, I loved her even more. Our cake was not only beautiful and she totally got my vision and made it even better than I could have expected, it was DELICIOUS.

She is so great and flexible and responsive. The cakes are not just amazingly beautiful and well done, they taste fabulous.

Hire her!
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I. Colon
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
The best wedding cake I've ever tasted!!! Not only was it absolutely stunning, the cake was delicious and stephanie made sure everything was perfect for us.

Everyone loved the cake and enjoyed eating it too!

Thank you so much for everything and for helping us make our dreams comes true.
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ckramer
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Stephanie was recommended to us by the Odyssey. We'd tried tastings with other vendors, and as a baker myself, I was not impressed. The day before reaching out to Stephanie I'd decided to bake and decorate the cake myself, but my mom and husband quickly talked me out of it! Because of the short notice, we weren't able to do a tasting with Stephanie. We spoke via email and I told her what I wanted and the day of the wedding, it is exactly what I got. We went with two flavors, french vanilla and red velvet. Both were amazing and all of our guest were pleased! When I arrived to the venue, the cake was already set up, and me having bride-brain at that point forgot to pick up the fresh roses Stephanie needed to top the cake. Instead of allowing me to panic, Stephanie quickly made it ok by using artificial petals that we'd brought in for the aisle. It worked out perfectly. All in all I am really pleased with Stephanie and recommend all NOVA brides to use her for their wedding day!
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Rachel
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Wow did I have the best wedding cake ever! My wedding guests have been raving about how beautiful and delicious my cake by Stephanie the Baker was. Stephanie does everything top notch. From the initial tasting meeting I knew we had found our vendor! She was professional and communication was always prompt and clear. She even assisted me in ideas for decorating the cake table and on where/how to rent an extra large cake stand. She arrived on the day of the wedding as promised and set the cake up beautifully. I've already asked her to do the cake for our next big event, our daughter's first birthday and I can't wait! She's the best!
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Maria
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Working with Stephanie was a great experience. She was professional, friendly, and very helpful in helping us with our vision for our cake. From our initial contact until even after the wedding, working with her was fairly effortless. Our cake turned out better than we had hoped and tasted magnificent. Serious, it's delicious cake. We had three different flavors for our three different tiers and all three were amazing. I will admit her price seemed high at first, but when you compare what you're getting to other vendors, she's a good deal. For instance, she gives you a certificate to have a fresh made top tier cake for your anniversary, allowing you to serve the one that was made for your wedding day to your guests. This helps with your price per serving AND you don't have to eat a year-old frostbitten "cake" for your anniversary - you'll have a fresh one. Lastly, it was helpful that she took care of coordinating with our florist for the flowers on the cake and I didn't have to do a thing. Easy, beautiful, and delicious!
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Bentley2010
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Flawlessly Beautiful + Delicious = The Perfect Wedding Cake!!!!

Stephanie was a pleasure to work with for my wedding cake. I simply showed her a couple of photos of cakes I liked and she created the wedding cake of my dreams! Stephanie is not just a baker, she is an artist and her attention to detail is apparent from the tasting to the final product. I would highly recommend Stephanie the Baker, you will not be disappointed!!
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PJL
Wedding:
10/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Stephanie is awesome! She is extremely creative and an amazing baker. We did not have a traditional wedding cake ... instead we had a theme cake. We explained what we were thinking and Stephanie designed a cake that was a centerpiece of our wedding. And it was delicious too!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We ordered a sculpted groom's cake from Stephanie and it turned out perfect. We went with the devil's food cake with peanut butter cream filling. YUM. It was awesome. All of our guests were way impressed by how cool the sculpted cake looked (it was shaped like a banjo)!

I sent out a lot of e-mails to local cake bakers, and very much appreciated Stephanie's responsiveness. She always got back to me within a day or two, while other bakeries responded only with auto-replies, or not at all. Her pricing was very reasonable, and her portfolio of sculpted cakes was so impressive. Picking Stephanie was an easy choice!
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Katie
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
Stephanie the Baker's cupcakes for our Aug 21 wedding were amazing!!! She was super easy to work with and you cannot beat her prices! People kept asking if they were from a way more expensive, well known dc cupcake bakery. She also made a small cake for us to cut into and it was so beautiful and tasty!
If you go with Stephanie you won't regret it!
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
Stephanie was referred to me by some friends and WOW what a great find! She did my wedding cake and I still have people asking me where the cake came from a month later. The cake was simply delicious. I had zero clue what I wanted in terms of the decorations or flavors, and she was extremely helpful to me in determing all the details of the cake, and overall she is a pleasure to work with. I cannot wait to have another excuse to hire Stephanie to bake another cake for me!
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Ashley
Wedding:
8/8/2010
5.0/5.0
We love her! She really listened to what we wanted and the cake was perfect. If you book her, and when you see her work you will, you will get to try the piece of heaven she calls almond cake. I sadly didn't get any at my wedding due to a terrible DJ, but atleast I got to sample it! Her craftsmanship is amazing and you will not be disappointed!
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Lara
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
I had only a general idea of the flavors and design of the wedding cake I wanted when I met with Stephanie, and she allowed me to try several flavors and worked with me to flesh out ideas for the design of the cake. When I saw my cake on my wedding day, I was blown away--it was beautiful, elegant, and tasted great! My guests commented on how delicious my cake--Devil's Food with Chocolate Mousse filling--was. It was one of the best parts of my wedding day!
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Stacy
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Beautiful delicious cake that was exactly what we ordered. Everyone at the wedding loved the cake.
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C
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Stephanie was amazing from start to finish. When we met for our tasting, she had three individual cakes for us to try - one for each of the three flavors we were interested in. Her cakes taste amazing - we went with yellow cake with key lime filling and chocolate cake with chocolate fudge filling. :-)

The cake she made for our wedding was gorgeous - she managed to decorate the cake with icing that looked exactly like the lace at the bottom of my dress. Everyone raved over the cake for days!
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a.heavrin
Wedding:
5/16/2009
5.0/5.0
Stephanie did an amazing job on my cake! And it tasted so good! She was by far the best tasting I went to when shopping around for a baker to make my cake. She had little cakes made (not cut up pieces on a plastic plate like so many other places I went) and she was very personal. My fiance could not go with me to the tasting so she boxed the cakes up so I could take them home for him to try. She also did my favors for me -cookies with our name, date, and wedding logo on them. She boxed them all up, put ribbon on them and delivered them with the cake on the wedding day. You get a high quality service and product for an affordable price and I could not be more pleased with the final result.
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youngmc30
Wedding:
5/9/2009
5.0/5.0
My husband and I weren't sure what kind of design we wanted, so we gave Stephanie a general description of the mood of the wedding, and she sketched out a perfect design. Plus, it was delicious. We're looking forward to our anniversary cake!
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xo
Wedding:
11/1/2008
5.0/5.0
Stephanie is wonderful, talented, and on the spot! A pioneer with a traditional twist. Completely accomidating. No other way to describe her. My fiance wanted a cake that was traditional and tasted like a real cake (not the statusque type) and that is exactly what we got. She made fantastic cupcakes, exceptional sugar cookies to match our historic wedding (@ Mount Vernon) and she surpassed all expectations with the groomscake (cheesecake). Nothing was left behind in taste and presentation. All desserts were completely devoured! Still to this day, as our wedding was this November, we are contunially getting compliments and questions about where we found her. I am so thankful I took the time to search WeddingWire during one day @ work. :-)

Stephanie not only is a super star at what she does, she is a sweet and caring person. You not only get the product but you get someone who truely appreciates her job and adds a special touch to your wedding. These days weddings are an industry all on their own and I use to fear my/our wedding would just be another wedding accomplished on a vendor's long list of jobs...Stephanie proved to me that you can still get acceptional service along with a sinfully tasteful outcome!

I would recommend her anyday. She will give you exactly what you want! Adore her...
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emb1018
Wedding:
10/18/2008
5.0/5.0
When we had our tasting with Stephanie, we knew the cake would taste delicious, but I wasn't sure how I wanted it to look. I ended up sending her several pictures of different ideas (somewhat late and close to our wedding by the way) and she interpreted what I sent her perfectly and I loved how it turned out! Plus it tasted just as fabulous at our reception as it did in her kitchen. My design was somewhat simple, and I appreciate that she didn't try to up-sell me into getting something more complicated and expensive. Another nice touch is that she gives you a gift certificate for a small cake on your one year anniversary...it sounds much more delicious and fun than year old smushed cake from our freezer. I really liked our cake and thought it was a great value!
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Kay
Wedding:
4/26/2008
5.0/5.0
Ms. Stepahnie Baker was a pleasure to work with throughout the process. Her cake design was beautiful, not to mention the best chocolate cake we've ever tasted in our lives. Her attention to detail is impeccable, and she iss always committed to excellence and customer satisfaction.

It was my pleasure to have such a wonderful baker create our wedding cake. My husband & I were very lucky to find Ms. Baker (her last name is very appropriate, and for my husband & I, she is THE BAKER!
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AudMJohnson
Wedding:
3/19/2011
4.9/5.0
Yummy, yum, yum! What a delicious cake!

Stephanie did my fiance's groom's cake. It was complicated due to being in the shape of Texas and having 3-D representations of different cities important to us. The cake was delicious (chocolate with alternating peanut butter and chocolate fudge layers) and beautiful! it was a true gem and a centerpiece of our wedding.

Stephanie also did the favors for our wedding, which were sugar cookies in the shape or our initials. She packaged them beautifully and they were so delicious - I had many guests, including my mother-in-law, tell me how yummy they were and take more than one with them to enjoy them later!
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lebritton
Wedding:
7/11/2010
4.8/5.0
Stephanie really did a good job of working with what I wanted for my wedding cake. She is very artsy so you can count on her to take your color scheme and ideas and put together something wonderful. I love how my cake topper and cupcakes turned out for my wedding!
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corinna
Wedding:
10/8/2011
4.7/5.0
These cakes are absolutely delicious! I loved Stephanie's work and the flavors were out of this world. Stephanie is great to work with and she was even kind enough to create for me a special pumpkin flavor. I was so happy with the cake and the way it looked...she even created a small Stanley Cup for us to use as a topper.
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Skye
Wedding:
5/28/2011
4.7/5.0
Stephanie's cake was absolutely amazing, both the way it looked and the way it tasted. I bought the simply elegant line, and with the flowers she arranged, it looked perfect and exactly fit the style of my wedding.

She was a lifesaver also. The person baking my cake bailed 6 weeks before the wedding, and she answered my email within 24 hours and was available to help me out. Definitely worth it.
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Rachel
Wedding:
11/14/2009
4.0/5.0
I highly recommend Stephanie.
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“Simply Elegant” - my new economy-friendly division of Wedding cakes. These cakes are $5 per serving, but certain restrictions do apply. Plain smooth buttercream with pearl border – round shape only – Vanilla or Chocolate cake and a minimum of 100 servings. Delivery is extra but there is never a charge to arrange your fresh flowers on the cake. Please ask for this by name!
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Complimentary anniversary tier
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Included in your wedding cake purchase price, you will receive a voucher for a 6" cake redeemable on your first Anniversary - so at the wedding, feel free to "let them eat (all the) cake!"
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