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Sweet Petites of Grand Traverse

Traverse City , MI
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LOCATION

2819 Cass Road, E5
Traverse City, MI 49684 US (map)

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231-206-0077

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ABOUT US

Sweet Petites of Grand Traverse is owned and operated by Catherine Ackerman, a Licensed-Certified Pastry Chef with experience in a variety of Desserts and Pastries. Wedding Cake... Read more
Sweet Petites of Grand Traverse is owned and operated by Catherine Ackerman, a Licensed-Certified Pastry Chef with experience in a variety of Desserts and Pastries. Wedding Cake designing and creating is her passion, but clearly not the only event she loves. Free Wedding Cake and Dessert consultations and tastings insure you have an event to remember in the very best ways for life.

You may like to cater a Dessert Bar, Sweet Petites of Grand Traverse offers a fantastic selection to choose from so everyone will have their favorite. Whether it's Mini Cakes and Trifle, Cheesecakes and Tarts, all grown-up S'more Bites or Cups, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries or Handmade Truffles; there's something for even the most discerning palate.

If a Pie Reception interests you, we have traditional and funky flavors for your tasting pleasure.

A Candy Bar is a great way to entertain as well as give a sweet ending to your event. Assorted candies and festive bags can be provided for the occasion.

Having a Brunch Reception? Cinnamon Sticky Buns, Cinnamon Rolls, assorted Coffeecakes, Fruit trays and Mini Desserts can be in your selection. We even make Coffee Cake Wedding Cakes! Quiche or Breakfast Casseroles what you're looking to serve? There are many options for you and we have them.

Sweet Petites of Grand Traverse is making Northern Michigan sweeter...one bite at a time!

Serving Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties. Other areas by request. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING CAKE

Besides cakes, what other types of desserts do you provide?
Cookies, Cupcakes, Dessert Buffet, Fruit, Pastries
What additional services do you provide?
Consultations, On-site Delivery, On-site Setup, Tastings
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, 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?
We offer free cake/dessert tastings for your special events. Advance notice is required for any non-standard desserts. At the tastings, you are given cakes, fillings, and buttercreams which you can 'mix and match' to your own likes.
What are your tasting hours?
Appointments are required, but if you're in town and I'm in town...let's get together.
Describe how you price, such as by slice or by tier, for your cakes?
Prices are based on the number of servings whether it's for wedding cakes or individual pastries such as tarts, dessert cups or mini cupcakes. I usually suggest different price tiers to choose from so you have a good variety.
Does the price include the top tier of the cake?
On weddings over 175 servings, the top tier [6"] is given at no charge. What I recommend is for you to give me a call a month before your 1st Anniversary so I can make a fresh one for you for free.
Do you offer custom cakes, or do you work with pre-designed styles?
My cakes are as original as the brides and grooms I meet. I have done everything from the sweet and romantic shades and designs to a car racing up a dirt hill on a camouflage buttercream three tier cake. I love to see the designs brought to me come to life on a cake.
What (if any) special ingredients, such as fresh fruits or farm-fresh butter, do you use in your cakes?
I use only the freshest ingredients available; no artificial flavorings, transfats or preservatives. My Swiss Meringue Buttercream has only four ingredients, all of which are easily pronounced! The recipes are tried and true.
How many cakes do you schedule for a typical weekend?
I don't like to do more than two weddings in a weekend due to the handcrafting so many of the desserts require.
Will you work with the client's florist to garnish the cake?
I have worked with the florist, done them alone, or had the florist do the arranging. Everyone involved wants to make this the best day ever for the bridal couple.
What (if any) cake accessories, such as a cake stand or cake cutter, do you rent out?
I normally ask for a deposit on the cake stands and plates so they are returned more promptly. This deposit is returned when the equipment is returned.
Do you offer delivery? If yes, how much is your average delivery fee?
The set-up fee is included in the cost of the order. There may be a gas charge for delivery if the venue is beyond the normal delivery area or if there are more stops involved.

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Lyndy
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Cake and cupcakes taste amazing! Did 6 different flavor options and they were all my favorites. Cate did a great job!
Cake and cupcakes taste amazing! Did 6 different flavor options and they were all my favorites. Cate did a great job!
Cake and cupcakes taste amazing! Did 6 different flavor options and they were all my favorites. Cate did a great job! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure to work with Cate for our wedding! Her cakes are truly delicious and beautiful. We chose three cake flavors; each cake tier was different. They were all amazing. All of our guests loved the cake as well; there was not a single crumb left! I would highly recommend Cate to family and friends! Thank you Cate for being part of our special day!
It was a pleasure to work with Cate for our wedding! Her cakes are truly delicious and beautiful. We chose three cake Read more...
It was a pleasure to work with Cate for our wedding! Her cakes are truly delicious and beautiful. We chose three cake flavors; each cake tier was different. They were all amazing. All of our guests loved the cake as well; there was not a single crumb left! I would highly recommend Cate to family and friends! Thank you Cate for being part of our special day! Read less
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Sweet Petites of Grand Traverse responded with the following comments:

Thank you Melissa! You and Mary Ann (groom's mom) were great to work with and made wonderful selections in everything you chose for the cakes.
Many happy years to you!
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Amber
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
The cake looked amazing, I don't remember how it tasted, but people said it was great, and she was easy to work with!
The cake looked amazing, I don't remember how it tasted, but people said it was great, and she was easy to work with!
The cake looked amazing, I don't remember how it tasted, but people said it was great, and she was easy to work with! Read less
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Sandy
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Cate was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was very professional, yet at the same time was on the same level with me - she was excited to hear about our plans and infused her ideas and suggestions into our day too. Now, after seeing the quality of her masterpieces, do I realize just how much we got for the little that we paid. Cate came to our location on time with an absolutely gorgeous cake. She set that up as well as her other creations including "adult mousse s'mores" and her mini cupcakes (apple harvest and Michigan cherry). My family also created some desserts for a large dessert buffet. To my amazement, she took extra time to "design" our buffet and set it up beautifully. She is a warm, caring woman who is passionate about what she does. And if you are curious about the taste, here's how the desserts went down: at the end of the night no s'mores were left and we had twenty mini cupcakes left over (which our guests asked to take home :o) The wedding cake? We tossed tradition out the window and ate our "anniversary" cake top while my new husband and I wrote thank you cards :o) We had a fantastic experience with Cate!
Cate was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was very professional, yet at the same time was on the same level with me Read more...
Cate was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was very professional, yet at the same time was on the same level with me - she was excited to hear about our plans and infused her ideas and suggestions into our day too. Now, after seeing the quality of her masterpieces, do I realize just how much we got for the little that we paid. Cate came to our location on time with an absolutely gorgeous cake. She set that up as well as her other creations including "adult mousse s'mores" and her mini cupcakes (apple harvest and Michigan cherry). My family also created some desserts for a large dessert buffet. To my amazement, she took extra time to "design" our buffet and set it up beautifully. She is a warm, caring woman who is passionate about what she does. And if you are curious about the taste, here's how the desserts went down: at the end of the night no s'mores were left and we had twenty mini cupcakes left over (which our guests asked to take home :o) The wedding cake? We tossed tradition out the window and ate our "anniversary" cake top while my new husband and I wrote thank you cards :o) We had a fantastic experience with Cate! Read less
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rkimmel
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
We loved working with Cate! She was so friendly and helpful in helping us pick the perfect cake for our wedding! We got so many compliments from our guests on our cake, very tasty!!
We loved working with Cate! She was so friendly and helpful in helping us pick the perfect cake for our wedding! We got so Read more...
We loved working with Cate! She was so friendly and helpful in helping us pick the perfect cake for our wedding! We got so many compliments from our guests on our cake, very tasty!! Read less
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Brianna
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
From the onset, Cate from Cate’s Sweet Creations was a professional vendor and easy to work with. She has a great eye for detail and is really ‘up’ on all the current trends, as well as skilled in the ‘traditional’, from what we could tell from her great website photo galleries. She helped us design our wedding cake and provided an array of cake samplings to help us make our flavor selections. We found that in the planning process she was always easy to get a hold of and responded quickly and with detail to our inquiries (about flavors, number of servings, etc). Her pricing was very reasonable, especially when you see and taste the difference in using top quality ingredients. The day of the wedding she was on time with the delivery and took extra special care in the set up to get the cake and flowers arranged ‘just so’. And the all-important detail – the cake was an incredible, delectable-tasting masterpiece that made guests ask for seconds and thirds!
From the onset, Cate from Cate’s Sweet Creations was a professional vendor and easy to work with. She has a great eye for Read more...
From the onset, Cate from Cate’s Sweet Creations was a professional vendor and easy to work with. She has a great eye for detail and is really ‘up’ on all the current trends, as well as skilled in the ‘traditional’, from what we could tell from her great website photo galleries. She helped us design our wedding cake and provided an array of cake samplings to help us make our flavor selections. We found that in the planning process she was always easy to get a hold of and responded quickly and with detail to our inquiries (about flavors, number of servings, etc). Her pricing was very reasonable, especially when you see and taste the difference in using top quality ingredients. The day of the wedding she was on time with the delivery and took extra special care in the set up to get the cake and flowers arranged ‘just so’. And the all-important detail – the cake was an incredible, delectable-tasting masterpiece that made guests ask for seconds and thirds! Read less
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Smccoy
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Cate is the best! Our wedding cake was absolutely amazing. The flavor options she had were endless and we had such a hard time narrowing it down to just two flavors. Cate was very easy to work with and so creative! I met my husband at Starbucks and wanted to some how incorporate that into his groom's cake. I simply emailed Cate and told her that I wanted something Starbucks related...and you should see what she came up with! I will post pictures after we get back from our honeymoon. It was the coolest cake ever! Thanks Cate!
Cate is the best! Our wedding cake was absolutely amazing. The flavor options she had were endless and we had such a hard Read more...
Cate is the best! Our wedding cake was absolutely amazing. The flavor options she had were endless and we had such a hard time narrowing it down to just two flavors. Cate was very easy to work with and so creative! I met my husband at Starbucks and wanted to some how incorporate that into his groom's cake. I simply emailed Cate and told her that I wanted something Starbucks related...and you should see what she came up with! I will post pictures after we get back from our honeymoon. It was the coolest cake ever! Thanks Cate! Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
6/25/2011
3.7/5.0
Our cake tasted magnificent. All the flavors were right and heavenly. The cake left an awful lot to be desired however. My number one goal was to have an iridescent cake, I did not receive this. I asked for a pattern from my invitations to be on the cake ONE time and to have small tipped hearts cover the rest of the cake. The invitation pattern was repeated all over the cake, and very sloppy.
Our cake tasted magnificent. All the flavors were right and heavenly. The cake left an awful lot to be desired however. My Read more...
Our cake tasted magnificent. All the flavors were right and heavenly. The cake left an awful lot to be desired however. My number one goal was to have an iridescent cake, I did not receive this. I asked for a pattern from my invitations to be on the cake ONE time and to have small tipped hearts cover the rest of the cake. The invitation pattern was repeated all over the cake, and very sloppy. Read less
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amm111
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Loved Cate's Sweet Creations!! My wedding cake was beautiful and we received so many compliments about it and still do. We will be recommending Cate's Sweet Creations to everyone we know:)
Loved Cate's Sweet Creations!! My wedding cake was beautiful and we received so many compliments about it and still do. We Read more...
Loved Cate's Sweet Creations!! My wedding cake was beautiful and we received so many compliments about it and still do. We will be recommending Cate's Sweet Creations to everyone we know:) Read less
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mrs.t
Wedding:
11/7/2009
4.4/5.0
My wedding cake from Cate was AWESOME!! Not only was it absolutely beautiful, it was delicious! She was always quick to respond to any of my questions. She gave us great design suggestions and listened to our ideas. Her selections of flavors was remarkable and the cake tasting was the best part of planning my wedding! A year and a half after our wedding I am still getting compliments on our cake, and I am always quick to refer friends to Cate!!
My wedding cake from Cate was AWESOME!! Not only was it absolutely beautiful, it was delicious! She was always quick to Read more...
My wedding cake from Cate was AWESOME!! Not only was it absolutely beautiful, it was delicious! She was always quick to respond to any of my questions. She gave us great design suggestions and listened to our ideas. Her selections of flavors was remarkable and the cake tasting was the best part of planning my wedding! A year and a half after our wedding I am still getting compliments on our cake, and I am always quick to refer friends to Cate!! Read less
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