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Sweet Cakes by Melissa

Gresham , OR
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LOCATION

44 Ne Division
Gresham, OR US 97030 (map)

PHONE

503-674-5400

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ABOUT US

We are a family owned business, and we make all of our cakes %100 from scratch using the best ingredients we can get! We love what we do and take so much pride in our work. We love... Read more
We are a family owned business, and we make all of our cakes %100 from scratch using the best ingredients we can get! We love what we do and take so much pride in our work. We love custom designing cakes for our brides, we always say as long as it is possible we will do it. When we make our brides their cake we feel so honored to be apart of one of the most special days of their lives! Let Sweet Cakes be apart of your :o) Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING CAKE

Besides cakes, what other types of desserts do you provide?
Cheese, Cookies, Cupcakes, Dessert Buffet, Fruit, 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?
No
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Jim
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Awesome. Praise God for those who stand against demons!
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Ron
Wedding:
1/10/2013
0.6/5.0
Cake was awful, tasted worse than a box cake. Service was rude. Advertising on website is false and misrepresents the business. Do not give your money, there are much better cakes out there.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.5/5.0
went in to order cake for once in a lifetime wedding. cake was delivered LATE to the function, and it was not the cake we ordered. The owner (the man, not the woman) said and I quote: "You already paid. Not much you can do." Needless to say, this ruined the cake part of the reception. Would have rather ordered a cake from Safeway, at least it would have been there on time.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Very clean bakery, helpful staff and heavenly cake.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
12/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Super Delishous, best cake I've ever tasted in the whole world.very professional prompt service. I would highly recommend them for all your custom cake needs.
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Stephanie
Wedding:
8/25/2012
4.8/5.0
Sweet Cakes by Melissa did our wedding cake, and we were thrilled with it! It was delicious, and looked exactly like we imagined it would!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
the cake was great and looked exactly like we talked about. the only thing that would have been better is if they had given us cake boxes. we had nothing to take the rest of the cake home. we had to throw some of it away.
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Brandi Garcia
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Melissa and her husband were very flexible with our scheduling, and did an amazing job. We went in for our cake testing, designed a beautiful cake with Melissa's husband, and put our down payment. About 2 weeks later they worked with us to completely redesign the cake, as we had a change of heart when we had seen another cake she had made. They were very patient with us for the changes we made, and adjusted the pricing accordingly. I have no complaints, and we are both very excited for the remake of our top tier on our 1st anniversary!
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Paula
Wedding:
3/16/2012
5.0/5.0
In one word: DELICIOUS!!

I had a contract with another baker for my wedding cake, but when they went out of business a few weeks after I signed the contract, I started freaking out. Until I found Sweet Cakes by Melissa. Her husband interviewed with my MOH and myself, laying out the cake testing, and immediately put me at ease. The cake flavors and quality far surpassed what I had originally planned and the costs were cheaper! How's that for lucking out!

The flavors we went with were Raspberry Dream, Chocolate Heaven, and the Boston Cream Pie. I have never heard so many compliments on food in my life. Everyone was asking where we got the cake and if they were close enough that my guests could find the baker. The cakes were moist (no freezing first here!) and the frosting was sweet and light. We even had one of her cakes (Red Velvet) for my bridal shower which got my female guests salivating at the idea of getting more at the wedding.

The professionalism and service of Sweet Cakes was also fantastic. My groom couldn't make the cake tasting, so they gave me three cupcakes (and those things are BIG), one for each flavor I had chosen, so my HTB could try the flavors himself and decide if he wanted something else... all complimentary!

My sister is getting married this next summer and she is planning to use Sweet Cakes, too, based on what she had at my wedding... high praise indeed. :)
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ericka11582
Wedding:
10/22/2011
4.6/5.0
Our cake tasted fabulous and turned out exactly the way we told them we wanted it to; simple but elegant. The cake all 5 tiers including a special gluten free tier tasted awesome, all of our guests were impressed with the flavor, taste and look of the cake. Our Groom's cake was not 100% what we had pictured making it hard to give 5/5 for quality but all in all would recommend them to anyone looking for good/tasty cake and excellent service. Everyone at sweet cakes was very helpful and sweet, they made sure all of our needs were met.
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Mrs.Whaley
Wedding:
7/30/2011
4.3/5.0
Their location is a little sketchy, but their cake was DELICIOUS and they are very nice!
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julie
Wedding:
7/23/2011
4.2/5.0
I loved my cakes,I got both a wedding cake and a grooms cake from sweet cakes. They were beautiful. I did however have a problem with the cakes being frozen. They looked great, but the flavor was not so good. The next day when the cakes were defrosted they were great, but not on the day that counts. So I will recommend sweet cakes just make sure the cakes are ready to be served. Great prices, for great design.
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Barbara
Wedding:
7/16/2011
4.7/5.0
This was a great place to go for our wedding cake. We had a very low key venue and layed back wedding. The cake was delicious and the owners were very easy to work with. They delivered on time and set up the cake which was perfect. I totally recommend Sweet cakes. I also had three weddings after mine who used Sweet Cakes as their cake and cupcake providers. Very dependable and proffessional mom and pop shop.
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MacKenzie
Wedding:
7/9/2011
4.5/5.0
We got our wedding cake from Sweet Cakes and it was DELICIOUS!! We got lots of compliements on the flavor of the cake. Melissa was very flexible on the design, and was happy to add my own personal ribbon that matched our decor.
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Erin
Wedding:
7/2/2011
4.6/5.0
Made half our cake gluten free! It was delicious!
This is a wonderful couple, with a small shop. Very personal. And Melissa is quite an artist! The cake was PERFECT.
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Mrs. Stockdale
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
I used Sweet cakes to make my grooms cake. I sent her a picture of what we wanted and she recreated it perfectly. My husband was very happy with the end product!
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dobsonj
Wedding:
1/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Delicious and beautiful cake. Everything I asked for. Everyone said the cake was very tasty. Decorated exactly like promised and when I saw it I was very happy with the outcome. Great bakery. My husband and I went back and got some cupcakes and they were great too.
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Aarika
Wedding:
12/27/2010
4.9/5.0
I knew Melissa was the perfect person to do our wedding cake the moment we walked into her shop for our cake tasting. She was just the nicest, sweetest lady ever and we could tell she was so passionate about her work. The second we put the first piece of cake in our mouths, we were sold. We had a really specific idea in our minds on how we wanted our cake to look and Melissa absolutely delivered. Everyone enjoyed their cake and we will absolutely go back to her for more cakes in the future. Thanks Melissa! :)
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tristanlamar
Wedding:
10/23/2010
4.4/5.0
We tried Sweetcakes at the wedding convention and their cake pretty much blew away the competition. It was a tasty and very dense cake. It was a little hard actually figuring out the exact flavor we had tried there but after some work we found out that it was their Fruit-Filled Fantasy Cake with fresh Raspberries. Melissa did a simple design just like we wanted and is very open to doing multiple different flavors in the cake. We did the Fantasy Cake and Strawberry & Chocolate Ganache. Both were a hit at our wedding.
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knuzbrak
Wedding:
9/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Such an amazing cake. I had a 4 tier cake with white fondant and black icing detail. It turned out amazing.
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Kristi
Wedding:
9/4/2010
4.3/5.0
Our wedding cake turned out beautifully and we also loved what Melissa did for our groom's cake! She was really able to take our ideas and turn them into reality. We loved working with her!
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Kelly
Wedding:
8/14/2010
4.6/5.0
Melissa was fantastic to work with. There were a few communication problems, but everything was resolved and our cake exceeded my expectations. I am still hearing from guests how beautiful and delicious our cake was. I would highly recommend using Sweet Cakes by Melissa!
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Sweet Cakes by Melissa responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Kelly. It was so wonderful working with you, you are amazing. And thank you so much for your business!
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Poulsons10
Wedding:
8/1/2010
5.0/5.0
I first came in contact with Sweet Cakes when my husband and I were looking around for a bakery to do our wedding cake. We found their website and loved Melissa's work. So we set up a tasting and LOVED her cakes! They were delicious and Melissa and her husband were both very down to earth and nice people! She made our wedding cake exactly how we wanted it..with all the details we wanted done perfectly! She even made it a point to come say hello to me on my wedding day. She didn't just deliver the cake and leave..she came and found me at the venue and made a point to talk to me and give me a hug! I would highly recommend Sweet Cakes by Melissa to anyone for any occasion. We also had her make my husbands birthday cake and that too came out perfectly! We will also be going back for our sons 1st birthday cake! Oh and her chocolate peanut butter cupcakes are AMAZING! So delicious! If you are wanting a beautiful cake for your special occasion that tastes amazing and is made by a nice family business! Look no further!
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jhkent
Wedding:
7/10/2010
4.9/5.0
We were very satisfied with our wedding cake from Sweet Cakes. It tasted so fresh and delicious it was almost sinful. The texture and flavor almost melted in your mouth. The husband and wife team was very easy to work with and they provided a good product for the price. I liked the fact that they are a small bakery and flexible enough to accommodate special requests.
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Singer
Wedding:
7/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Melissa is such a nice person and was super easy to work with. Her cakes are fantastic. I don't usually like cake and was going to have cheesecake instead, but after our tasting, I couldn't wait to try our fresh strawberry poppyseed cake and rich dense decadent chocolate fudge cake. It did not disappoint. The cake was beautiful. We had a fairly small 3 layer cake and then 2 sheet cakes for 200 people, so the price was more reasonable that way. Melissa is a sweet heart!
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Sweet Cakes by Melissa responded with the following comments:

I am so happy you were happy, thank you so much for letting me be apart of your day. I wish you a very happy marriage!!!!! thank you so much
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Nicole
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was AWESOME!! The peanut butter chocolate cake was RIDICULOUS!!! People are still talking about how good it was. She did a great job of matching our invitation design. She was great to work with. You should check out the bakery, everything tastes great!!!
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Mrs.Ray
Wedding:
5/8/2010
4.5/5.0
I had a pretty good experience with Sweet Cakes. We loved the samples at the Bridal Show and made our appointment there. And we were told to email her seven different cakes we wanted to sample during our appointment so my mom emailed her with the seven we wanted to try. But when we showed up they just had random samples. I already knew I wanted to have the Chocolate Dip Strawberry cake so it didn't matter "too" much because I already made up my mind for the one tier but for the other two we wanted to try what we wanted. We were able to make a decision and I was very happy with what we chose and they were sooooo delicious. It was just a little let down when we showed up and didn't have the specific ones to try.

Also when we got there it was messy, the table had cake on it and needed to be cleaned. We had the first appointment that day too so it must've been out for awhile. And when we were talking about decorating for out cake we were talking with her husband and he quoted the cake to be more than we expected, but when Melissa came out to discuss it she quoted it much lower because she knew it didn't take as much effort as her husband thought it would be.

I suggest having Melissa quote your cake! She knows how much time it will take and it will be more reasonable having her quote for you.

And I do love how we didn't have to save the top tier of the cake, they have a deal where you can come back a year later to buy a fresh cake (or get a free one if you refer someone). And I like that idea a whole lot better than saving something for a year and will most likely just throw it out anyway.
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Mrs.Fertal
Wedding:
3/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Cake was exactly what we wanted and described. Easy to work with and very skilled with taste. we interviewed 5 bakers and we know we made the right choice.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Melissa did a fabulous job on my wedding cake. Not only was it absolutely beautiful, it was delicious! We ran out of cake... people came back for thirds! People keep telling me that was the best that they have ever had! You have a customer for life. I will refer everyone I know to you! You are the best!
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tarahadley
Wedding:
8/29/2009
4.5/5.0
I'm so glad we went with Sweet Cakes by Melissa! We originally chose this company because of their variety of very unique flavors... and we weren't disappointed! Everyone we talked to at our wedding loved the cake (and there was none leftover, wow!). Melissa is very flexible as far as cake flavors (we had 3 different flavors) and she is very creative. I liked how my cake was designed specifically for me (Melissa sketched it out for my approval) and that it wasn't just a cookie cutter design she put on it. The cake was delivered on time and looked exactly how I pictured it. The flavor that got rave reviews from my guests was the strawberry poppyseed (fresh strawberries in the filling!). I would definitely recommend this company. My only (minor) complaint was that sometimes it was hard to get all my questions answered via email from Melissa. But when I took the time to call her and speak with her on the phone, she was very helpful and we cleared up everything.
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Portland Bride
Wedding:
8/20/2009
2.3/5.0
I met Melissa at the Bridal show, and was very impressed by the professionalism her and her assistants displayed there, so I made an apt. the following week for a cake tasting. When we arrived at the bakery, it was disorganized and dirty. Melissa was there, but she didn't come to greet us, her husband led the cake tasting, and he wasn't professional or knowledgeable about custom prices for the design we had in mind for our cake. The plates the cake samples were on had smudges all over it, and I couldn't look past the uncleanliness of the store and not apply that same method to how they make a cake. I wasn't impressed and my fiance and I decided this was not the route for us.
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mgood
Wedding:
8/2/2009
4.3/5.0
The cake was delicious, though it didn't have as many berries as we'd tasted in the sample. She is a super-sweetheart. Very homemade-tasting cakes.
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FutureACE
Wedding:
7/17/2009
4.8/5.0
Sweet cakes are just that! Delicious! We had a unique idea to have mini cakes for center pieces and from the start Melissa was very excited about the idea! We had 4 flavors and 4 decorations...which equals lots of work for her and enjoyment for my guests and I :-) Even though we had a little snaffu with the 2 tiered cake, Melissa was quick to straighten in out in a fair mannor. We will be life long Sweet Cakes customers!
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Ruthann
Wedding:
7/12/2009
4.6/5.0
Melissa was the perfect option for me. She makes the yummiest cheescake wedding cakes. I had tried the others from around town and was unimpressed. I met melissa at the Bridal Show and I tasted her chocolate cake because my maid of honor said it was so good. I normally don't like "cake" but this was sooo good. then when I went to the cake tasting with the flavors I had picked for the cheescake it was a no brainer the flavors were very good and the cheescake was nice and creamy not thick and chaulky like the other places (they told me I couldn't have a creamy cake because it would fall in. Well they were WRONG) Melissa had a design book to choose from, But we colaborated and made my own unique design and it turned out great.
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this.is.abbi
Wedding:
6/20/2009
4.6/5.0
Melissa was great! Really friendly, the cake tasting was my favorite, the cake turned out beautifully! Unfortunately my husband and I didn't get any, but she set up the table amazingly.
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Kazpin
Wedding:
4/25/2009
5.0/5.0
I cannot tell you how AMAZING my wedding cake was.... Melissa went above and beyond to make exactly what I had in my head come alive!! Everyone said that it was one of the best cakes they had seen in real life. It had an xbox for my husband, a book for me, and she made custom butterflies for the topper. The taste was incredible and I got nothing but compliments. I definately got more than what I paid for! It was as great as the cakes on Food Networks Ace of Cakes. I would tell every bride I know to go with Melissa. She is great to work with, and listened to exactly what I wanted! Sweet cakes was the one and only cake vendor I went to, I was sold from get go.
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wedwirepro
Wedding:
8/28/2008
5.0/5.0
I could not be happier with Sweet Cakes! Melissa did a great job with our cake with a picture torn out of a martha stewart wedding magazine. She was less expensive in price but higher quality than all the other cake tastings we went to.
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Sweet Cakes by Melissa responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your review!!! I am so happy that you were pleased with me and that you were happy!!

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