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Sugarcastles

Penngrove , CA

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Penngrove, CA US 94951 (map)
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ABOUT US

I take pride in giving my clients exactly what they want! I have provided customized cupcakes for the bride and groom with flames and an edible dragonfly, elegant wedding cakes with... Read more
I take pride in giving my clients exactly what they want! I have provided customized cupcakes for the bride and groom with flames and an edible dragonfly, elegant wedding cakes with fresh flowers, hand decorated butter cookies as well as heavily detailed masterpieces. I am here to work for you! I bake per order using fresh organic ingredients. I guarantee your product will never be frozen nor do I use any pre-packaged pre-mixed ingredients. Read less
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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, Tastings
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Organic
Do you provide customary cakes, such as Croquembouche?
Yes
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes
Do you offer private tastings or open house tastings?
Wedding clients are offered a complimentary personal tasting. This includes 3 to 4 different cakes and filings. Everything is prepared fresh per your request. I do not freeze cakes with the anticipation to use them for later tastings.
What are your tasting hours?
My hours are extremely flexible. I can meet clients for tastings during the week, late afternoons while evenings usually work best. If my schedule allows I can make time on the weekend as well. Its best to let me know what works for you so I can tell you what I have available.
Describe how you price, such as by slice or by tier, for your cakes?
My cakes are priced per serving. Buttercream, fondant and the amount of detail are factors.
Does the price include the top tier of the cake?
My price does include the top tier. I want you to serve it to your guests at your reception. I offer my wedding clients a 'gift' of a complimentary top tier. When your ready to celebrate, it can be 6 months or a year or two after wards. I have even had clients use it as an 'upgrade' for their baby shower cake. Please give me some notice when you plan on receiving your complimentary cake.
Do you offer custom cakes, or do you work with pre-designed styles?
Of course! Everything I do is custom. Its great to work from a picture that you like. Its also helpful for me to see pictures you don't like. I want to be sure your cake is what YOU want. I will listen to you.
What (if any) special ingredients, such as fresh fruits or farm-fresh butter, do you use in your cakes?
I buy as much organic as I can. I purchase fresh fruit from local vendors here in Sonoma county.
On average, how far in advance of the event do you prepare the cake?
Its great to have notice. Most wedding cakes are booked 3-6 months in advance. If your idea is to have sugar flowers or custom sugared items, notice is a must. These items require time to dry. Although, a last minute call is not uncommon.
How many cakes do you schedule for a typical weekend?
That's hard to say. I determine the number of events I book for a particular weekend depending upon the amount of detail involved. I do not over-book myself. I deliver and set up each of my cakes myself so I need to allow myself that time as well.
Will you work with the client's florist to garnish the cake?
I will work with brides florist for their wedding cake. Often I will go to their florist the day prior to their wedding to pick up the cake flowers. It is my responsibility to decorate your cake. Its easier to have the flowers with me when I am delivering and setting up your cake, sometimes my schedule is different than your florists and we are on site at different times.
What (if any) cake accessories, such as a cake stand or cake cutter, do you rent out?
I have round and square silver cake platters that are available for your display. They require a deposit that is fully refunded when the platter is returned clean, not damaged and with-in three days after your event.
Do you offer delivery? If yes, how much is your average delivery fee?
I do not charge for deliveries in Sonoma county. Delivery fees vary depending upon locations.

REVIEWS

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MB
Wedding:
9/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Julie provided the cake/cupcake for my daughter's wedding. My daughter's vision of what she wanted was very specific, and Julie absolutely understood and delivered. The finished product was absolutely beautiful, not to mention delicious. She is very easy to work with and is very accommodating. I would absolutely recommend hiring her.
Julie provided the cake/cupcake for my daughter's wedding. My daughter's vision of what she wanted was very specific, and Read more...
Julie provided the cake/cupcake for my daughter's wedding. My daughter's vision of what she wanted was very specific, and Julie absolutely understood and delivered. The finished product was absolutely beautiful, not to mention delicious. She is very easy to work with and is very accommodating. I would absolutely recommend hiring her. Read less
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McKenzie
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Julie of Sugarcastles made our wedding cake for our wedding in St. Helena. We were immediately impressed by her when we arrived for our cake tasting. Instead of a standard tiny replica of a cake, she brought actual slices of her cake favors with container samples of frosting, allowing us to mix and match favors. Her cream cheese frosting was so good we ordered her carrot cake, sight unseen. :)
The cake was beautiful. And she worked with me to decorate the cake with some homemade paper flowers I had constructed for other aspects of the wedding. Our only regret? The bride and groom were dancing too hard during the reception to get any cake! We had our first bite, and had some leftovers the next day, so we will look forward to our top tier when we return for vacation to wine country :)
Julie of Sugarcastles made our wedding cake for our wedding in St. Helena. We were immediately impressed by her when we Read more...
Julie of Sugarcastles made our wedding cake for our wedding in St. Helena. We were immediately impressed by her when we arrived for our cake tasting. Instead of a standard tiny replica of a cake, she brought actual slices of her cake favors with container samples of frosting, allowing us to mix and match favors. Her cream cheese frosting was so good we ordered her carrot cake, sight unseen. :)
The cake was beautiful. And she worked with me to decorate the cake with some homemade paper flowers I had constructed for other aspects of the wedding. Our only regret? The bride and groom were dancing too hard during the reception to get any cake! We had our first bite, and had some leftovers the next day, so we will look forward to our top tier when we return for vacation to wine country :) Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
4/21/2013
5.0/5.0
"Sugarcastles exceeded my vision and expectations. For our 'country fair' party, Sugarcastles delivered and set up a darling parade of delicious, decorated treats including a multi-layered cake, cookies, tarts, cupcakes and cake pops. The design and artistry was thoughtful and impressive as Sugarcastles had fun with the 'country fair' - 'red wagon' theme - incorporating color and patterns with creative and clever displays of delectable baked goods that were as equally spectacular to the eye as they were to the palate." ~ Kim Taylor
"Sugarcastles exceeded my vision and expectations. For our 'country fair' party, Sugarcastles delivered and set up a Read more...
"Sugarcastles exceeded my vision and expectations. For our 'country fair' party, Sugarcastles delivered and set up a darling parade of delicious, decorated treats including a multi-layered cake, cookies, tarts, cupcakes and cake pops. The design and artistry was thoughtful and impressive as Sugarcastles had fun with the 'country fair' - 'red wagon' theme - incorporating color and patterns with creative and clever displays of delectable baked goods that were as equally spectacular to the eye as they were to the palate." ~ Kim Taylor Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
4/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Julie was FABULOUS. She was so quick to respond, set up a tasting and worked with us through every piece of our cake planning. She was on the ball and it was SO NICE not to have to think about the cake once we booked with her. The cake was beautiful and tasted FANTASTIC. We received so many compliments.

We would definitely recommend her!
Julie was FABULOUS. She was so quick to respond, set up a tasting and worked with us through every piece of our cake Read more...
Julie was FABULOUS. She was so quick to respond, set up a tasting and worked with us through every piece of our cake planning. She was on the ball and it was SO NICE not to have to think about the cake once we booked with her. The cake was beautiful and tasted FANTASTIC. We received so many compliments.

We would definitely recommend her! Read less
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Dana and Dan
Wedding:
11/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Julie was an absolute pleasure to work with. It is clear through her work that she is pursuing something that she absolutely loves & wants nothing more but to contribute to making your special day a memorable one. Julie is extremely easy to communicate with and is willing to go the extra mile for anyone. She checked in with us often and offered great advise and suggestions. Our wedding cake is still talked about till this day due to her amazing work! The amount of detail and attention that was put into our cake was apparent. I'm happy to recommend Julie to any bride or groom that is looking for a great cake vendor.
Julie was an absolute pleasure to work with. It is clear through her work that she is pursuing something that she Read more...
Julie was an absolute pleasure to work with. It is clear through her work that she is pursuing something that she absolutely loves & wants nothing more but to contribute to making your special day a memorable one. Julie is extremely easy to communicate with and is willing to go the extra mile for anyone. She checked in with us often and offered great advise and suggestions. Our wedding cake is still talked about till this day due to her amazing work! The amount of detail and attention that was put into our cake was apparent. I'm happy to recommend Julie to any bride or groom that is looking for a great cake vendor. Read less
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Dana
Wedding:
11/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was one of the most beautiful things that I have ever seen! Julie did such amazing job with our cake table & with the cake. The cake was delicious and everyone said that it was one of the best wedding cakes that they have ever tasted. Julie is extremely responsive through email & always wanted to make sure that our special day was everything that we wanted- she did an absolutely outstanding job and we are so grateful to have had the pleasure to work with her!
Our wedding cake was one of the most beautiful things that I have ever seen! Julie did such amazing job with our cake Read more...
Our wedding cake was one of the most beautiful things that I have ever seen! Julie did such amazing job with our cake table & with the cake. The cake was delicious and everyone said that it was one of the best wedding cakes that they have ever tasted. Julie is extremely responsive through email & always wanted to make sure that our special day was everything that we wanted- she did an absolutely outstanding job and we are so grateful to have had the pleasure to work with her! Read less
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Grey Mare
Wedding:
3/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Julie made the most amazing cake! My daughter, a Phantom of the Opera fanatic was stunned with the cake... piano keys, the mask, and a rose all integrated!
Julie made the most amazing cake! My daughter, a Phantom of the Opera fanatic was stunned with the cake... piano keys, the Read more...
Julie made the most amazing cake! My daughter, a Phantom of the Opera fanatic was stunned with the cake... piano keys, the mask, and a rose all integrated! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
I loved my wedding cake!! It was nothing short of delicious and everyone is still talking about it today! Julie was wonderful to work with and everything regarding the cake was seamless. At first, I was considering not doing the cake thing, but after working with Julie, I am so glad I did. It looked beautiful, tasted delicious and she went above and beyond traveling to deliver it and setting it up beautiful!! I would recommend her to anyone!
I loved my wedding cake!! It was nothing short of delicious and everyone is still talking about it today! Julie was Read more...
I loved my wedding cake!! It was nothing short of delicious and everyone is still talking about it today! Julie was wonderful to work with and everything regarding the cake was seamless. At first, I was considering not doing the cake thing, but after working with Julie, I am so glad I did. It looked beautiful, tasted delicious and she went above and beyond traveling to deliver it and setting it up beautiful!! I would recommend her to anyone! Read less
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Jaki
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Julie was great to deal with. I brought pictures for her to reference and she followed it exactly. The cake was delicious and a huge hit. She went out of her way to do what I needed. It looked beautiful. Would definitely recommend her to future brides.
Julie was great to deal with. I brought pictures for her to reference and she followed it exactly. The cake was delicious Read more...
Julie was great to deal with. I brought pictures for her to reference and she followed it exactly. The cake was delicious and a huge hit. She went out of her way to do what I needed. It looked beautiful. Would definitely recommend her to future brides. Read less
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Kim & Zach
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
I am not a HUGE fan of buttercream frosting but after tasting Julie's, I'm a complete convert. Julie provided the cake for our wedding and it was fantastic. She worked with our needs, provided prompt service, and was VERY friendly and helpful in every aspect of the cake planning. I would call her again in a heart beat for any future cake needs. She provides a great product and very high quality service. We were thrilled with her and her tasty creations.
I am not a HUGE fan of buttercream frosting but after tasting Julie's, I'm a complete convert. Julie provided the cake for Read more...
I am not a HUGE fan of buttercream frosting but after tasting Julie's, I'm a complete convert. Julie provided the cake for our wedding and it was fantastic. She worked with our needs, provided prompt service, and was VERY friendly and helpful in every aspect of the cake planning. I would call her again in a heart beat for any future cake needs. She provides a great product and very high quality service. We were thrilled with her and her tasty creations. Read less
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Tara & Randy
Wedding:
8/29/2009
5.0/5.0
Julie was a delight to work with! Her spunky attitude mixed with deep appreciation of how important your wedding day is was just the right combination to make booking with her fun and stress-free. She knew what we wanted before we did! We opted for a "cupcake tree" instead of a traditional wedding cake, and Julie outdid herself with adding just the right touch of flowers and decorations. She was flexible with meeting times (even met me at a coffee shop for last minute details!), easily reachable by phone or e-mail (important with any vendor!), and extremely easy to talk to and bounce ideas off of. She has a wide range of cake flavors and her product tasted exquisite. Thank you Julie for making a lasting impression on our special day- everyone ALWAYS remembers the cake!!! :)
Julie was a delight to work with! Her spunky attitude mixed with deep appreciation of how important your wedding day is Read more...
Julie was a delight to work with! Her spunky attitude mixed with deep appreciation of how important your wedding day is was just the right combination to make booking with her fun and stress-free. She knew what we wanted before we did! We opted for a "cupcake tree" instead of a traditional wedding cake, and Julie outdid herself with adding just the right touch of flowers and decorations. She was flexible with meeting times (even met me at a coffee shop for last minute details!), easily reachable by phone or e-mail (important with any vendor!), and extremely easy to talk to and bounce ideas off of. She has a wide range of cake flavors and her product tasted exquisite. Thank you Julie for making a lasting impression on our special day- everyone ALWAYS remembers the cake!!! :) Read less
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Cristina
Wedding:
10/13/2007
5.0/5.0
Julie Ponzini is not only a fabulous cake designer, but a great person! Love her personality and spunk. Much like our floral designer we felt very confident with Julie and that she would create exactly what we had wanted. She has many years of experience in this industry so it was always refreshing to speak with her.

I am not a big dessert person and I don't typically eat the cake at weddings...I'm assuming its because the drinking takes place of dessert! but my wedding cake was delicious and beautiful. I had talked to Julie about our little budget and she was very understanding and still made a cake that was beautiful, fancy, yummy, and affordable. Please take a look at my profile to see how great our cake turned out!
Julie Ponzini is not only a fabulous cake designer, but a great person! Love her personality and spunk. Much like our Read more...
Julie Ponzini is not only a fabulous cake designer, but a great person! Love her personality and spunk. Much like our floral designer we felt very confident with Julie and that she would create exactly what we had wanted. She has many years of experience in this industry so it was always refreshing to speak with her.

I am not a big dessert person and I don't typically eat the cake at weddings...I'm assuming its because the drinking takes place of dessert! but my wedding cake was delicious and beautiful. I had talked to Julie about our little budget and she was very understanding and still made a cake that was beautiful, fancy, yummy, and affordable. Please take a look at my profile to see how great our cake turned out! Read less
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Dina
Wedding:
7/1/2006
5.0/5.0
I loved working with Julie and Sugar Castles. The cake she made was exactly as I specified--and it was delicious! I like working with smaller vendors who are so much more flexible and easier to work with. I always dealt directly with Julie, the owner and baker, and got great service and exactly what I wanted. I highly recommend Julie and Sugar Castles. You won't be disappointed.
I loved working with Julie and Sugar Castles. The cake she made was exactly as I specified--and it was delicious! I like Read more...
I loved working with Julie and Sugar Castles. The cake she made was exactly as I specified--and it was delicious! I like working with smaller vendors who are so much more flexible and easier to work with. I always dealt directly with Julie, the owner and baker, and got great service and exactly what I wanted. I highly recommend Julie and Sugar Castles. You won't be disappointed. Read less
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