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The Baking Institute

Northbrook , IL

LOCATION

1960 Raymond Drive
Northbrook, IL US 60090 (map)
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ABOUT US

At The Baking Institute Bakery We are committed to providing our customers with the best quality, old-fashioned style, hand-made, fresh baked, cakes, cookies and pastries that promote... Read more
At The Baking Institute Bakery We are committed to providing our customers with the best quality, old-fashioned style, hand-made, fresh baked, cakes, cookies and pastries that promote health and well-being. We use all-natural ingredients and never add any artificial additives or preservatives. We don’t use margarine or any other man-made oils and fats, thus all our products are naturally trans-fat free!

Unlike most other bakeries, we don’t rely on added fats and dairy to add moisture and flavor. All of our fruit cakes are made by combining our freshly-made real fruit juice and fruit medleys to the cake batter. This process increases the authentic fruit flavor of our cakes without unnecessary preservatives. All of our cakes are individually handmade and decorated with care by our specially trained bakers.

Let The Baking Institute provide a cake for your next special event, or look for our many products available at fine retailers all over the Chicago area.


Want to see more of our amazing cakes? Visit our Cake Blog, for the latest cakes and designs created at the Baking Institute! Check out www.TheBakingInstitute.Blogspot.com to see our amazing creations!


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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
Do you provide customary cakes, such as Croquembouche?
Yes
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Latoya
Wedding:
8/24/2014
5.0/5.0
They are very professional, gave us exactly what we wanted, and it was the best cake ever!!!!!
They are very professional, gave us exactly what we wanted, and it was the best cake ever!!!!!
They are very professional, gave us exactly what we wanted, and it was the best cake ever!!!!! Read less
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Elda
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
My cake was exactly what I had requested and had dreamt for.. Every single guest had something to say about our cake and sweet table. Impressive in every way: both presentation and taste!!!
My cake was exactly what I had requested and had dreamt for.. Every single guest had something to say about our cake and Read more...
My cake was exactly what I had requested and had dreamt for.. Every single guest had something to say about our cake and sweet table. Impressive in every way: both presentation and taste!!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/1/2014
5.0/5.0
The Baking Institute was easy to work with and provided us with a beautifully, delicious cake. Actually we heard from people that it was the best cake they had ever tasted! That is quite the compliment. Unfortunately, I got too wrapped up in the night to have a piece myself so I can't validate that personally (and during the cake-cutting with my husband was too focused on him and that moment that I didn't savor it), however, it was made exactly as I had pictured it and I trust others opinions that it was yummy. The creative designer drew us up a cake in moments during the cake-cutting since I didn't want a pre-designed cake which was also very impressive.
The Baking Institute was easy to work with and provided us with a beautifully, delicious cake. Actually we heard from Read more...
The Baking Institute was easy to work with and provided us with a beautifully, delicious cake. Actually we heard from people that it was the best cake they had ever tasted! That is quite the compliment. Unfortunately, I got too wrapped up in the night to have a piece myself so I can't validate that personally (and during the cake-cutting with my husband was too focused on him and that moment that I didn't savor it), however, it was made exactly as I had pictured it and I trust others opinions that it was yummy. The creative designer drew us up a cake in moments during the cake-cutting since I didn't want a pre-designed cake which was also very impressive. Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
7/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Thank you to the baking institute for making our cake exactly what we asked for. Our cake tasted so great and we received so many compliments for how good it was and the cake exceeded our expectations as far as presentation goes. During our tasting we showed pictures of how we wanted our cake to look and when we walked into our venue I was so blown away by how beautiful our cake looked and it looked even better than we expected so thank you!
Thank you to the baking institute for making our cake exactly what we asked for. Our cake tasted so great and we received Read more...
Thank you to the baking institute for making our cake exactly what we asked for. Our cake tasted so great and we received so many compliments for how good it was and the cake exceeded our expectations as far as presentation goes. During our tasting we showed pictures of how we wanted our cake to look and when we walked into our venue I was so blown away by how beautiful our cake looked and it looked even better than we expected so thank you! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Not only was the cake exactly what we wanted, it was DELICIOUS! The team here really listens to what you want and creates the perfect dessert. We used them for our wedding cake and I am so happy we did! The professionalism along with the expertise of baking made for a great experience!
Not only was the cake exactly what we wanted, it was DELICIOUS! The team here really listens to what you want and creates Read more...
Not only was the cake exactly what we wanted, it was DELICIOUS! The team here really listens to what you want and creates the perfect dessert. We used them for our wedding cake and I am so happy we did! The professionalism along with the expertise of baking made for a great experience! Read less
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Caitlin
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
They were so easy to work with, and incredibly helpful. I told them what I wanted and they matched it perfectly. I HIGHLY recommend them to anyone. Weddings our very stressful so it was to know that my wedding cake was one less thing to worry about.
They were so easy to work with, and incredibly helpful. I told them what I wanted and they matched it perfectly. I HIGHLY Read more...
They were so easy to work with, and incredibly helpful. I told them what I wanted and they matched it perfectly. I HIGHLY recommend them to anyone. Weddings our very stressful so it was to know that my wedding cake was one less thing to worry about. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My wedding cake was absolutely beautiful! The Baking Institute did such a wonderful job. I showed them a picture of what I wanted and they were able to create it. Couldn't have asked for a better tasting and looking cake.
My wedding cake was absolutely beautiful! The Baking Institute did such a wonderful job. I showed them a picture of what I Read more...
My wedding cake was absolutely beautiful! The Baking Institute did such a wonderful job. I showed them a picture of what I wanted and they were able to create it. Couldn't have asked for a better tasting and looking cake. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We ordered a cake for our wedding and it was wonderful. Good dependable service and quality.
We ordered a cake for our wedding and it was wonderful. Good dependable service and quality.
We ordered a cake for our wedding and it was wonderful. Good dependable service and quality. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Our cake was BEAUTIFUL, and just as important, it tasted amazing. I eat gluten free, as well as a few of my guests, and they were able to bake the top tier GF. They were extremely easy to work with, too!
Our cake was BEAUTIFUL, and just as important, it tasted amazing. I eat gluten free, as well as a few of my guests, and Read more...
Our cake was BEAUTIFUL, and just as important, it tasted amazing. I eat gluten free, as well as a few of my guests, and they were able to bake the top tier GF. They were extremely easy to work with, too! Read less
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Abby
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
The cake was beautiful! It was exactly what we wanted and it tasted amazing! Best wedding cake I have had.
The cake was beautiful! It was exactly what we wanted and it tasted amazing! Best wedding cake I have had.
The cake was beautiful! It was exactly what we wanted and it tasted amazing! Best wedding cake I have had. Read less
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Marie
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
After looking at all of The Baking Institute's sample wedding cakes, they helped us create our own vision of what we wanted our cake to look like. On top of that, the cake tasted fantastic. We couldn't have asked for anything more! We definitely recommend The Baking Institute.
After looking at all of The Baking Institute's sample wedding cakes, they helped us create our own vision of what we Read more...
After looking at all of The Baking Institute's sample wedding cakes, they helped us create our own vision of what we wanted our cake to look like. On top of that, the cake tasted fantastic. We couldn't have asked for anything more! We definitely recommend The Baking Institute. Read less
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Evanne
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Loved my wedding cake. The showroom was brand new with many designs! I loved how it looked, and how it tasted. It was really moist! My mother even ate the fondant! I would definitely recommend Baking Institute!
Loved my wedding cake. The showroom was brand new with many designs! I loved how it looked, and how it tasted. It was Read more...
Loved my wedding cake. The showroom was brand new with many designs! I loved how it looked, and how it tasted. It was really moist! My mother even ate the fondant! I would definitely recommend Baking Institute! Read less
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Dana
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
AMAZING!!! The wedding cake was absolutely delicious! We did our cake tasting 7 month prior and the service was wonderful. Margo was a delight! We had a Disney themed wedding and she helped make sure we had the perfect touch! The sweet table was a big hit too and fresh. I highly recommend The Baking Insitute you won't be disappointed!!!
AMAZING!!! The wedding cake was absolutely delicious! We did our cake tasting 7 month prior and the service was wonderful. Read more...
AMAZING!!! The wedding cake was absolutely delicious! We did our cake tasting 7 month prior and the service was wonderful. Margo was a delight! We had a Disney themed wedding and she helped make sure we had the perfect touch! The sweet table was a big hit too and fresh. I highly recommend The Baking Insitute you won't be disappointed!!! Read less
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Cattleya Anne
Wedding:
3/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Love every part of my wedding cake and the flower frosting with my theme color really compliments my reception theme!
Love every part of my wedding cake and the flower frosting with my theme color really compliments my reception theme!
Love every part of my wedding cake and the flower frosting with my theme color really compliments my reception theme! Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
3/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Everything went super smooth and the cake was exactly what we wanted. The cake tasting was done very professionally and we got a number of different combinations to try...they even let us take home the leftovers from the tasting. They were able to create the cake of our dreams with no issue. It looked amazing and also was delicious!! We cannot wait for our 1 year anniversary to indulge in the top tier.
Everything went super smooth and the cake was exactly what we wanted. The cake tasting was done very professionally and we Read more...
Everything went super smooth and the cake was exactly what we wanted. The cake tasting was done very professionally and we got a number of different combinations to try...they even let us take home the leftovers from the tasting. They were able to create the cake of our dreams with no issue. It looked amazing and also was delicious!! We cannot wait for our 1 year anniversary to indulge in the top tier. Read less
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Kristy
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Working with The Baking Institute was so easy. When we went in for our tasting, they had the flavors that we wanted already prepared for us to taste. They were also very open to ideas about the cake design and even incorporated the lace on my dress into the wedding cake. On our wedding day I was so pleased to see how the cake turned out. It truly was beautiful and tasted amazing!
Working with The Baking Institute was so easy. When we went in for our tasting, they had the flavors that we wanted Read more...
Working with The Baking Institute was so easy. When we went in for our tasting, they had the flavors that we wanted already prepared for us to taste. They were also very open to ideas about the cake design and even incorporated the lace on my dress into the wedding cake. On our wedding day I was so pleased to see how the cake turned out. It truly was beautiful and tasted amazing! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
The Baking Institute did an amazing job on our wedding cake. When I walked into the room and saw the cake, I fell in love-it was absoultely GORGEOUS! When I went to pick out the cake, the staff was extremely professional and helped me make decisions based on number of guests and my own personal style. Not to mention, my guests are still talking about how AMAZING the cake tasted. I would reccommend the Baking Institute to all of my friends!
The Baking Institute did an amazing job on our wedding cake. When I walked into the room and saw the cake, I fell in Read more...
The Baking Institute did an amazing job on our wedding cake. When I walked into the room and saw the cake, I fell in love-it was absoultely GORGEOUS! When I went to pick out the cake, the staff was extremely professional and helped me make decisions based on number of guests and my own personal style. Not to mention, my guests are still talking about how AMAZING the cake tasted. I would reccommend the Baking Institute to all of my friends! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
11/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Our cake was the most gorgeous cake I have ever seen! The Baking Institute was so easy to work with and very flexible with our vision. We have received so many compliments on how yummy the cake was and how it was the prettiest cake they have seen! I could not have been more thrilled with the outcome! Thank you so much for helping make our day perfect!
Our cake was the most gorgeous cake I have ever seen! The Baking Institute was so easy to work with and very flexible with Read more...
Our cake was the most gorgeous cake I have ever seen! The Baking Institute was so easy to work with and very flexible with our vision. We have received so many compliments on how yummy the cake was and how it was the prettiest cake they have seen! I could not have been more thrilled with the outcome! Thank you so much for helping make our day perfect! Read less
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Cristina
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Beautiful and delicious cake. It looked exactly like I wanted it to.
Beautiful and delicious cake. It looked exactly like I wanted it to.
Beautiful and delicious cake. It looked exactly like I wanted it to. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
10/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was absolutely delicious and simply beautiful. The Baking Institute asked me for pictures of my gown so that the design on the outside of the cake matched the lace on my dress. They also added pearls and rhinestones to match my dress as well. The inside was moist and flavorful. We can't wait to eat our top layer on our first anniversary!
Our wedding cake was absolutely delicious and simply beautiful. The Baking Institute asked me for pictures of my gown so Read more...
Our wedding cake was absolutely delicious and simply beautiful. The Baking Institute asked me for pictures of my gown so that the design on the outside of the cake matched the lace on my dress. They also added pearls and rhinestones to match my dress as well. The inside was moist and flavorful. We can't wait to eat our top layer on our first anniversary! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Igor did a fabulous job for our daughter's wedding cake. Abosolutely beautiful cake and tasted even better. Highly reccomend them !!!!
Igor did a fabulous job for our daughter's wedding cake. Abosolutely beautiful cake and tasted even better. Highly Read more...
Igor did a fabulous job for our daughter's wedding cake. Abosolutely beautiful cake and tasted even better. Highly reccomend them !!!! Read less
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Aubrey
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Igor from The Baking Institute was wonderful to work with. During our tasting he took the time to talk with us about what we liked and didn't like, and even asked to see a picture of my dress so that he could bring elements of it into the cake itself. Our wedding cake was stunning and it tasted amazing. The cake itself was fresh and the frosting was delicious. I was truly impressed with The Baking Institute, and would highly recommend them.
Igor from The Baking Institute was wonderful to work with. During our tasting he took the time to talk with us about what Read more...
Igor from The Baking Institute was wonderful to work with. During our tasting he took the time to talk with us about what we liked and didn't like, and even asked to see a picture of my dress so that he could bring elements of it into the cake itself. Our wedding cake was stunning and it tasted amazing. The cake itself was fresh and the frosting was delicious. I was truly impressed with The Baking Institute, and would highly recommend them. Read less
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cookiesalinas
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was included in our package from Astoria Banquets. With just a small upcharge, we were able to bring in a picture of a very detailed buttercream cake in our wedding colors and they copied it exactly how we wanted it. Our cake turned out absolutely beautiful and the moment I laid eyes on it, I felt like I was going to bawl like a baby. We had tons of compliments on how wonderful the cake tasted as well.

Thank you so much for all of your hard work!
Our wedding cake was included in our package from Astoria Banquets. With just a small upcharge, we were able to bring in a Read more...
Our wedding cake was included in our package from Astoria Banquets. With just a small upcharge, we were able to bring in a picture of a very detailed buttercream cake in our wedding colors and they copied it exactly how we wanted it. Our cake turned out absolutely beautiful and the moment I laid eyes on it, I felt like I was going to bawl like a baby. We had tons of compliments on how wonderful the cake tasted as well.

Thank you so much for all of your hard work! Read less
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Jill
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Amazing cake. Looked EXACTLY like we wanted it to and it tasted amazing! I highly recommend!
Amazing cake. Looked EXACTLY like we wanted it to and it tasted amazing! I highly recommend!
Amazing cake. Looked EXACTLY like we wanted it to and it tasted amazing! I highly recommend! Read less
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jacob
Wedding:
9/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Cake was great, experience was great. Guests enjoyed the cake immensely.
Cake was great, experience was great. Guests enjoyed the cake immensely.
Cake was great, experience was great. Guests enjoyed the cake immensely. Read less
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katie
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Our banquet venue used The Baking Institute for its wedding cakes. While the cake testing was not nearly as fun as I had envisioned (only 3 small samples to share and try) Our cake turned out beautiful, just like we had discussed during our consultation. My only complaint was we never got a chance to taste it at the reception, too busy having fun. Luckily we had some leftovers. Definitely a good value and delivered what they promised.
Our banquet venue used The Baking Institute for its wedding cakes. While the cake testing was not nearly as fun as I had Read more...
Our banquet venue used The Baking Institute for its wedding cakes. While the cake testing was not nearly as fun as I had envisioned (only 3 small samples to share and try) Our cake turned out beautiful, just like we had discussed during our consultation. My only complaint was we never got a chance to taste it at the reception, too busy having fun. Luckily we had some leftovers. Definitely a good value and delivered what they promised. Read less
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Tanya K
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Igor at the Baking Institute is a genius. He has been in business for a long time, he is talented and is a cake master!!

We used the website to plan our "tasting" at the BI. The small slices of cake were all we needed to confirm that we were going to give our guests the Igor experience. We ordered a banana cake with fresh banana cream. It was to die for when we tried it.

I had brought a couple pictures of what sort of cake I was thinking of for the wedding. Igor had some ideas on our cake. He said if he created it, it would be "our cake" and no one else had anything like it. I wish I could upload a picture so you could see it. When I saw the cake the day of our wedding, it blew me and my guests' minds. It was 5 tiers, which was needed for our high ceiling venue. The cake was just beautiful. It was all cream/white colored. I did not want any color in our cake. The flowers that were placed on the three tiers were incredible. They were as detailed as Capodimonte Porcelain. It was incredible that the flowers were made out of sugar and not glass.

I love Igor and his team of talent at the BI and would recommend them to everyone.
Igor at the Baking Institute is a genius. He has been in business for a long time, he is talented and is a cake Read more...
Igor at the Baking Institute is a genius. He has been in business for a long time, he is talented and is a cake master!!

We used the website to plan our "tasting" at the BI. The small slices of cake were all we needed to confirm that we were going to give our guests the Igor experience. We ordered a banana cake with fresh banana cream. It was to die for when we tried it.

I had brought a couple pictures of what sort of cake I was thinking of for the wedding. Igor had some ideas on our cake. He said if he created it, it would be "our cake" and no one else had anything like it. I wish I could upload a picture so you could see it. When I saw the cake the day of our wedding, it blew me and my guests' minds. It was 5 tiers, which was needed for our high ceiling venue. The cake was just beautiful. It was all cream/white colored. I did not want any color in our cake. The flowers that were placed on the three tiers were incredible. They were as detailed as Capodimonte Porcelain. It was incredible that the flowers were made out of sugar and not glass.

I love Igor and his team of talent at the BI and would recommend them to everyone. Read less
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Renad
Wedding:
8/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Igor and his team made my wedding cake look amazing. It was a five tier red velvet cake with French vanilla custard filling and it tasted so good!!!!! In between each tier were fresh flowers from belemonte florist. I got so many compliments on my cake!!!! I loved it so much. And the price you can't beat!!!!! Thank you baking institute!!!!!!!
Igor and his team made my wedding cake look amazing. It was a five tier red velvet cake with French vanilla custard Read more...
Igor and his team made my wedding cake look amazing. It was a five tier red velvet cake with French vanilla custard filling and it tasted so good!!!!! In between each tier were fresh flowers from belemonte florist. I got so many compliments on my cake!!!! I loved it so much. And the price you can't beat!!!!! Thank you baking institute!!!!!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was absolutely fabulous! We showed Igor a picture of what we wanted and he created it exactly as we had asked... it was beyond perfect!! The tasting with Igor went so well and we actually went over the budget allotted for the hall, but he let it slide which was awesome. We switched our cake flavors a few times and just the patience of everyone at The Baking Institute was great! We were so impressed and would recommend them to anyone!
Our wedding cake was absolutely fabulous! We showed Igor a picture of what we wanted and he created it exactly as we had Read more...
Our wedding cake was absolutely fabulous! We showed Igor a picture of what we wanted and he created it exactly as we had asked... it was beyond perfect!! The tasting with Igor went so well and we actually went over the budget allotted for the hall, but he let it slide which was awesome. We switched our cake flavors a few times and just the patience of everyone at The Baking Institute was great! We were so impressed and would recommend them to anyone! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We were so impressed by the initial meeting to decide on our wedding cake. With some pictures and ideas, The Baking Institute really helped us to refine our perfect wedding cake. The night of the wedding, our cake was even more beautiful and tasty than we could ever hope for. Our guests were amazingly complimentary over the cake, both its beauty and taste. We can't thank you all at the Baking Institute enough for making our wedding a night to remember! We will send a picture of the cake soon.
We were so impressed by the initial meeting to decide on our wedding cake. With some pictures and ideas, The Baking Read more...
We were so impressed by the initial meeting to decide on our wedding cake. With some pictures and ideas, The Baking Institute really helped us to refine our perfect wedding cake. The night of the wedding, our cake was even more beautiful and tasty than we could ever hope for. Our guests were amazingly complimentary over the cake, both its beauty and taste. We can't thank you all at the Baking Institute enough for making our wedding a night to remember! We will send a picture of the cake soon. Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Our cake was included in the price of the hall so we were sure what to expect. We were VERY happy with how it came out. We visited their facility, and the staff there was prepared of us with our selection and had great ideas to improve the design of the cake. We loved our cake and it tasted amazing! We would definitely use again in the future.
Our cake was included in the price of the hall so we were sure what to expect. We were VERY happy with how it came out. We Read more...
Our cake was included in the price of the hall so we were sure what to expect. We were VERY happy with how it came out. We visited their facility, and the staff there was prepared of us with our selection and had great ideas to improve the design of the cake. We loved our cake and it tasted amazing! We would definitely use again in the future. Read less
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Joyce
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
My cake turned out to be AMAZING! Everyone said it was moist and delicious! The design, though it was simple, came together from 2D on paper to 3D in real life was exactly how I pictured it! It was so much better in real life, of course! They were extremely easy to work with, professional, and very reassuring. It was no fuss no muss. I was no stressed at all. I trusted them with my cake. The cake tasting appointment took no more than 45 minutes for me – I tasted the cake, looked at previous designs, chose the elements that I liked from certain cakes, and Tally helped me put it all together into a small drawing. When I first saw the cake, it was actually a surprise for me because I haven’t looked at the drawing in a year. I was so amazed at how beautiful and big the cake was! I loved it! I definitely recommend them for weddings or any special events that require a cake. They will definitely be getting my business again!
My cake turned out to be AMAZING! Everyone said it was moist and delicious! The design, though it was simple, came Read more...
My cake turned out to be AMAZING! Everyone said it was moist and delicious! The design, though it was simple, came together from 2D on paper to 3D in real life was exactly how I pictured it! It was so much better in real life, of course! They were extremely easy to work with, professional, and very reassuring. It was no fuss no muss. I was no stressed at all. I trusted them with my cake. The cake tasting appointment took no more than 45 minutes for me – I tasted the cake, looked at previous designs, chose the elements that I liked from certain cakes, and Tally helped me put it all together into a small drawing. When I first saw the cake, it was actually a surprise for me because I haven’t looked at the drawing in a year. I was so amazed at how beautiful and big the cake was! I loved it! I definitely recommend them for weddings or any special events that require a cake. They will definitely be getting my business again! Read less
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Joannie B.
Wedding:
6/21/2013
5.0/5.0
I loved the Baking Institute and our cake on our wedding day was wonderful! Everyone raved about how delicious it was and it was exactly how I wanted it to look. They were great from the time of our tasting until the wedding day. So wonderful!
I loved the Baking Institute and our cake on our wedding day was wonderful! Everyone raved about how delicious it was and Read more...
I loved the Baking Institute and our cake on our wedding day was wonderful! Everyone raved about how delicious it was and it was exactly how I wanted it to look. They were great from the time of our tasting until the wedding day. So wonderful! Read less
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JaVida
Wedding:
6/7/2013
5.0/5.0
My wedding cake was beautiful!!!! And it taste great!!!!!! Thank you for all you did. I got the red velvet cake, I went through my venue The Abbington and received a free cake but none of the options tasted good. The red velvet cake was great so I paid extra.
My wedding cake was beautiful!!!! And it taste great!!!!!! Thank you for all you did. I got the red velvet cake, I went Read more...
My wedding cake was beautiful!!!! And it taste great!!!!!! Thank you for all you did. I got the red velvet cake, I went through my venue The Abbington and received a free cake but none of the options tasted good. The red velvet cake was great so I paid extra. Read less
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Alexis
Wedding:
5/12/2013
5.0/5.0
We were so happy with the cake that the Baking Institute made for our wedding. I found a particular wedding cake design that I wanted and was trying to find a bakery that could make it. We called many bakeries and tasted cakes from several places. Many could not even do the style I wanted or charged so much because of the design. We then came across the Baking Institute. They had the best tasting cake and made the wedding cake design I wanted at a very affordable price. They were very helpful and I would highly recommend them. We had so many people at the wedding tell us how beautiful the cake looked and tasted.
We were so happy with the cake that the Baking Institute made for our wedding. I found a particular wedding cake design Read more...
We were so happy with the cake that the Baking Institute made for our wedding. I found a particular wedding cake design that I wanted and was trying to find a bakery that could make it. We called many bakeries and tasted cakes from several places. Many could not even do the style I wanted or charged so much because of the design. We then came across the Baking Institute. They had the best tasting cake and made the wedding cake design I wanted at a very affordable price. They were very helpful and I would highly recommend them. We had so many people at the wedding tell us how beautiful the cake looked and tasted. Read less
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Wendy
Wedding:
5/12/2013
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend the Baking Institute. This was by far the best cake we have ever tasted. Everyone at the wedding loved the cake. My daughter had a certain design she wanted and every other place we checked either could not do the design or were very expensive. Then we found The Baking Institute which had the best price, the best tasting cake and were great to work with. They made the cake look beautiful and it turned out just how my daughter wanted. My husband's birthday is coming up and he is already saying that he wants his birthday cake from them, even though they are about an hour away.
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I would highly recommend the Baking Institute. This was by far the best cake we have ever tasted. Everyone at the wedding loved the cake. My daughter had a certain design she wanted and every other place we checked either could not do the design or were very expensive. Then we found The Baking Institute which had the best price, the best tasting cake and were great to work with. They made the cake look beautiful and it turned out just how my daughter wanted. My husband's birthday is coming up and he is already saying that he wants his birthday cake from them, even though they are about an hour away. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
The appearance of our cake was flawless and the taste of what was inside was even better. We made half the cake chocolate with fresh raspberries, and the other half vanilla cake with lemon filling.
The appearance of our cake was flawless and the taste of what was inside was even better. We made half the cake chocolate Read more...
The appearance of our cake was flawless and the taste of what was inside was even better. We made half the cake chocolate with fresh raspberries, and the other half vanilla cake with lemon filling. Read less
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jennifer
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
They provided a beautiful cake! It was absolutely delicious!
They provided a beautiful cake! It was absolutely delicious!
They provided a beautiful cake! It was absolutely delicious! Read less
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Shannan
Wedding:
3/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Okay they produce some of the most beautiful sweets anyone could ever want. From my awsome cake to my dream come true sweet table it was all so unreal and tasty. The swan cream puffs and chocolate pianos with fruit. I had to pinch myself to make sure it was real. My cake was awesome lemon cream and yellow cake delish. Lets just say I didn't have a cake to keep for my one year so I will be coming back for my annerversary for a remake of the top layer. they were very pleasant to work with and made the process very easy and tasty with the samples and everything.
Okay they produce some of the most beautiful sweets anyone could ever want. From my awsome cake to my dream come true Read more...
Okay they produce some of the most beautiful sweets anyone could ever want. From my awsome cake to my dream come true sweet table it was all so unreal and tasty. The swan cream puffs and chocolate pianos with fruit. I had to pinch myself to make sure it was real. My cake was awesome lemon cream and yellow cake delish. Lets just say I didn't have a cake to keep for my one year so I will be coming back for my annerversary for a remake of the top layer. they were very pleasant to work with and made the process very easy and tasty with the samples and everything. Read less
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Annie
Wedding:
3/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Beautiful and yummy wedding cake (we designed it based off photos of several different cakes).
Free cake tasting (very generous portions).
Super friendly and helpful staff (we worked with Tallie).
Great pricing.
What more can a bride ask for?!
Beautiful and yummy wedding cake (we designed it based off photos of several different cakes).
Free cake tasting Read more...
Beautiful and yummy wedding cake (we designed it based off photos of several different cakes).
Free cake tasting (very generous portions).
Super friendly and helpful staff (we worked with Tallie).
Great pricing.
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Casey
Wedding:
3/1/2013
5.0/5.0
My cake was BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!! The tasting went very well and I was very pleased with the taste of the diff. types of cakes. The final cake at my wedding reception was AMAZING!!!! It was so delicious and so perfect. They followed through on the look that I requested down to every last detail! The chef for this company really puts a lot into making this a very yummy cake unlike a lot of other wedding cakes that end up dry and bland. I recommend the Baking Institute if you want compliments on how good your cake was as well as a very clean, classy look!!!

I did not get to eat much because of how great of a time I was having but WOW I can not wait for our 1 year anniversary to eat the top layer and be reminded amazing the flavor of my wedding cake was, mmmmmmm!
My cake was BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!! The tasting went very well and I was very pleased with the taste of the diff. types of Read more...
My cake was BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!! The tasting went very well and I was very pleased with the taste of the diff. types of cakes. The final cake at my wedding reception was AMAZING!!!! It was so delicious and so perfect. They followed through on the look that I requested down to every last detail! The chef for this company really puts a lot into making this a very yummy cake unlike a lot of other wedding cakes that end up dry and bland. I recommend the Baking Institute if you want compliments on how good your cake was as well as a very clean, classy look!!!

I did not get to eat much because of how great of a time I was having but WOW I can not wait for our 1 year anniversary to eat the top layer and be reminded amazing the flavor of my wedding cake was, mmmmmmm! Read less
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celia
Wedding:
11/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Cake was gorgeous!! We went with chocolate cake with chocolate ghiardelli filling & buttercream frosting. So many people complimented the cake saying they had never seen a wedding cake look so beautiful AND taste delicious! we look forward to doing business with them again!!
Cake was gorgeous!! We went with chocolate cake with chocolate ghiardelli filling & buttercream frosting. So many people Read more...
Cake was gorgeous!! We went with chocolate cake with chocolate ghiardelli filling & buttercream frosting. So many people complimented the cake saying they had never seen a wedding cake look so beautiful AND taste delicious! we look forward to doing business with them again!! Read less
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Diana A
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
The cake was absolutley beautiful and delicious!!! It made beautiful photos before we cut it!
The cake was absolutley beautiful and delicious!!! It made beautiful photos before we cut it!
The cake was absolutley beautiful and delicious!!! It made beautiful photos before we cut it! Read less
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Shellriece
Wedding:
10/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart! My wedding cake was amazing! Perfection is a better word! Everyone loved it! Thank you so much for putting the icing on amazing day! Love always, Shellriece and Orpheus
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart! My wedding cake was amazing! Perfection is a better word! Everyone loved it! Thank Read more...
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart! My wedding cake was amazing! Perfection is a better word! Everyone loved it! Thank you so much for putting the icing on amazing day! Love always, Shellriece and Orpheus Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Everyone loved our cake. We chose lemon poppyseed and it was delicious!! They did a great job,
Everyone loved our cake. We chose lemon poppyseed and it was delicious!! They did a great job,
Everyone loved our cake. We chose lemon poppyseed and it was delicious!! They did a great job, Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Baking Institute created the cake for our wedding in October. When we first met with their representative, we were very impressed that we did not have to pick designs from a book. They created a cake with beautiful fall leaves and vines based on the requests by my husband and myself. The taste testing was delicious (didn't make us feel sick with the amount of sugar in it like some of the other places did) and the cakes were very moist. We did have to make some changes to the design (my husband and I could not agree on a cake topper, so we added more leaves) and the size of the cake the week of the wedding. They had no problem with it. They provided a cake to eat on our 1st anniversary.

I would highly recommend this vendor to anyone.
The Baking Institute created the cake for our wedding in October. When we first met with their representative, we were Read more...
The Baking Institute created the cake for our wedding in October. When we first met with their representative, we were very impressed that we did not have to pick designs from a book. They created a cake with beautiful fall leaves and vines based on the requests by my husband and myself. The taste testing was delicious (didn't make us feel sick with the amount of sugar in it like some of the other places did) and the cakes were very moist. We did have to make some changes to the design (my husband and I could not agree on a cake topper, so we added more leaves) and the size of the cake the week of the wedding. They had no problem with it. They provided a cake to eat on our 1st anniversary.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Our reception was at the Abbington which meant that our cake was coming from here. They were very easy to work with when we scheduled our tasting and they were very professional when we were there. Our tasting was 5 months before our wedding and at that time, we dropped our cake topper off. The day before the wedding I realized that I never called to make sure they had it but I didn't have to worry because everything we'd asked for, dropped off for the cake, and the requests we made for our cake were present and perfect! Everyone at the reception were raving at how good the cake was and how beautiful it was!
Our reception was at the Abbington which meant that our cake was coming from here. They were very easy to work with when Read more...
Our reception was at the Abbington which meant that our cake was coming from here. They were very easy to work with when we scheduled our tasting and they were very professional when we were there. Our tasting was 5 months before our wedding and at that time, we dropped our cake topper off. The day before the wedding I realized that I never called to make sure they had it but I didn't have to worry because everything we'd asked for, dropped off for the cake, and the requests we made for our cake were present and perfect! Everyone at the reception were raving at how good the cake was and how beautiful it was! Read less
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Alison
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
We worked with Igor and were extremely pleased with not only the samples, but the ideas he had to design the cake for our wedding to compliment the colors, taste, etc. of the rest of the day. The cake was delicious and beautiful!
We worked with Igor and were extremely pleased with not only the samples, but the ideas he had to design the cake for our Read more...
We worked with Igor and were extremely pleased with not only the samples, but the ideas he had to design the cake for our wedding to compliment the colors, taste, etc. of the rest of the day. The cake was delicious and beautiful! Read less
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Tinamarie
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Our venue included a cake using the baking institute and we were so happy!! Our main color was cobalt blue and they made us a red velvet wedding cake but colored the red BLUE to match our wedding colors! Super tasty and everyone thought it was so cool!
Our venue included a cake using the baking institute and we were so happy!! Our main color was cobalt blue and they made Read more...
Our venue included a cake using the baking institute and we were so happy!! Our main color was cobalt blue and they made us a red velvet wedding cake but colored the red BLUE to match our wedding colors! Super tasty and everyone thought it was so cool! Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
We loved our wedding cake! Absolutely perfect!!! It was beautiful, original and very yummy! Everyone raged about how good it was! Igor is the best! Very understanding and very good at cakes!!!
We loved our wedding cake! Absolutely perfect!!! It was beautiful, original and very yummy! Everyone raged about how good Read more...
We loved our wedding cake! Absolutely perfect!!! It was beautiful, original and very yummy! Everyone raged about how good it was! Igor is the best! Very understanding and very good at cakes!!! Read less
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theresa
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
my wedding cake looks and taste amazing...everybody talking about it. =)
my wedding cake looks and taste amazing...everybody talking about it. =)
my wedding cake looks and taste amazing...everybody talking about it. =) Read less
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Steve
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake from The Baking Institute was amazing. Not only did it look beautiful but it tasted even better. The cake was at the reception on time and everyone we interacted with were friendly and professional. The Baking Institute takes pride in every cake they create and in the end we reap the reward. I can't wait to dive into the anniversary cake next year!
Our wedding cake from The Baking Institute was amazing. Not only did it look beautiful but it tasted even better. The cake Read more...
Our wedding cake from The Baking Institute was amazing. Not only did it look beautiful but it tasted even better. The cake was at the reception on time and everyone we interacted with were friendly and professional. The Baking Institute takes pride in every cake they create and in the end we reap the reward. I can't wait to dive into the anniversary cake next year! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Amazing to work with..delicious cake that everyone loved!! And gorgeous too!!
Amazing to work with..delicious cake that everyone loved!! And gorgeous too!!
Amazing to work with..delicious cake that everyone loved!! And gorgeous too!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
8/10/2012
5.0/5.0
I was very pleased with the process of the tasting and picking what we wanted. When I saw the final cake as my husband and I walked into the reception hall together I was shocked. It was beautiful, I did not want anyone to eat it! I just wanted to look at it. The staff at The Baking Institute is very professional and are great at what they do!
Jim and Bethany Morrissy
I was very pleased with the process of the tasting and picking what we wanted. When I saw the final cake as my husband and Read more...
I was very pleased with the process of the tasting and picking what we wanted. When I saw the final cake as my husband and I walked into the reception hall together I was shocked. It was beautiful, I did not want anyone to eat it! I just wanted to look at it. The staff at The Baking Institute is very professional and are great at what they do!
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Pam
Wedding:
7/27/2012
5.0/5.0
We had the most delicious wedding cake from here! it was a marble cake layered with a chocolate almond mousse! So fresh and light! People were actually raving about it for days1 Thank you for making our day so special Igor. And it was beautiful too!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We had the most delicious wedding cake from here! it was a marble cake layered with a chocolate almond mousse! So fresh Read more...
We had the most delicious wedding cake from here! it was a marble cake layered with a chocolate almond mousse! So fresh and light! People were actually raving about it for days1 Thank you for making our day so special Igor. And it was beautiful too!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We were required to use this for our free cake at our venue. But man this cake was GOOD.

They did an awesome job on the cake, I couldn't ask for much better. And it was soooo good!!!
We were required to use this for our free cake at our venue. But man this cake was GOOD.

They did an awesome job Read more...
We were required to use this for our free cake at our venue. But man this cake was GOOD.

They did an awesome job on the cake, I couldn't ask for much better. And it was soooo good!!! Read less
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Stefanie
Wedding:
7/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake from The Baking Institute was beautiful! The staff was extremely professional and seemed genuinely excited to work on our cake. The final design exceeded my expectations, not to mention the cake itself was delicious!
Our wedding cake from The Baking Institute was beautiful! The staff was extremely professional and seemed genuinely Read more...
Our wedding cake from The Baking Institute was beautiful! The staff was extremely professional and seemed genuinely excited to work on our cake. The final design exceeded my expectations, not to mention the cake itself was delicious! Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
7/20/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were nothing short of impressed by this vendor. During our taste testing, Igor (the owner) was so knowledgeable of our needs/wants and able to fit that into our budget as well. He did not pressure us at all to buy any specific cake and gave us time on our own to decide. When we got to the wedding, the cake was GORGEOUS. We didn't even do a fondit cake and it was absolute perfect (it LOOKED like a fondit cake). I highly recommend this vendor to anyone who is getting married!!!
My husband and I were nothing short of impressed by this vendor. During our taste testing, Igor (the owner) was so Read more...
My husband and I were nothing short of impressed by this vendor. During our taste testing, Igor (the owner) was so knowledgeable of our needs/wants and able to fit that into our budget as well. He did not pressure us at all to buy any specific cake and gave us time on our own to decide. When we got to the wedding, the cake was GORGEOUS. We didn't even do a fondit cake and it was absolute perfect (it LOOKED like a fondit cake). I highly recommend this vendor to anyone who is getting married!!! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Our cake was a part of the wedding package at the Belvedere Events & Banquets. We are so happy that The Baking Institute was one of the vendors on their list. Igor met with us to go through the details of the wedding and made sure we had the cake we wanted. They were also able to turn one of our sheet cakes into a secret grooms cake for my husband. The Baking Institute was wonderful to work with. The cake turned out gorgeous & delicious!
Our cake was a part of the wedding package at the Belvedere Events & Banquets. We are so happy that The Baking Institute Read more...
Our cake was a part of the wedding package at the Belvedere Events & Banquets. We are so happy that The Baking Institute was one of the vendors on their list. Igor met with us to go through the details of the wedding and made sure we had the cake we wanted. They were also able to turn one of our sheet cakes into a secret grooms cake for my husband. The Baking Institute was wonderful to work with. The cake turned out gorgeous & delicious! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
It was so easy working with The Baking Institute. Tallie was a pleasure to work with. Originally I thought about having a cupcake tree or store bought cake to save money, but The Baking Institute was so reasonably priced I was actually able to have a beautifully designed cake that fit in my budget! The cake was also delicious and guests raved about it afterwards. Our venue allowed us to take home left overs, and the cake stayed fresh and moist up to a week after. The cake was so delicious that my husband and I are thinking about eating our top tier on our one month anniversary because we don't want to wait a whole year to taste the cake again!
It was so easy working with The Baking Institute. Tallie was a pleasure to work with. Originally I thought about having a Read more...
It was so easy working with The Baking Institute. Tallie was a pleasure to work with. Originally I thought about having a cupcake tree or store bought cake to save money, but The Baking Institute was so reasonably priced I was actually able to have a beautifully designed cake that fit in my budget! The cake was also delicious and guests raved about it afterwards. Our venue allowed us to take home left overs, and the cake stayed fresh and moist up to a week after. The cake was so delicious that my husband and I are thinking about eating our top tier on our one month anniversary because we don't want to wait a whole year to taste the cake again! Read less
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Mrs. J. Steward
Wedding:
6/17/2012
5.0/5.0
We got married June 17, 2012 and ordered a cake from The Baking Institute. At the cake tasting I was amazing at all of the beautiful work we were surrounded with. The cake was delicious and when it came time to pick the cake that we wanted I knew that the one we wanted wasn't in our budget. The cake was not only in our budget but, Igor even accommodated my husband's favorite flavor and make him feel equally important during this process. When we walked in our reception and saw our wedding cake it was so much more than what we expected and it is still being talked about by our guests 3 months later. Not just the look but the taste and the homemade flavors. For great quality, professionalism, and a great work of art I would choose The Baking Institute. Thank you to Igor and your amazing staff for our beautiful, delicious cake.

Terrell and Jelian
We got married June 17, 2012 and ordered a cake from The Baking Institute. At the cake tasting I was amazing at all of the Read more...
We got married June 17, 2012 and ordered a cake from The Baking Institute. At the cake tasting I was amazing at all of the beautiful work we were surrounded with. The cake was delicious and when it came time to pick the cake that we wanted I knew that the one we wanted wasn't in our budget. The cake was not only in our budget but, Igor even accommodated my husband's favorite flavor and make him feel equally important during this process. When we walked in our reception and saw our wedding cake it was so much more than what we expected and it is still being talked about by our guests 3 months later. Not just the look but the taste and the homemade flavors. For great quality, professionalism, and a great work of art I would choose The Baking Institute. Thank you to Igor and your amazing staff for our beautiful, delicious cake.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Very moist cake, they did a great job with our wedding cake.
Very moist cake, they did a great job with our wedding cake.
Very moist cake, they did a great job with our wedding cake. Read less
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Erika
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was PERFECT!!!!!! Our reception was more of a Halloween Theme and the cake made my day! We had chosen different ideas from multiple cakes to come up with the final idea. AWESOME JOB Baking Institute!!!! The spiderwebs and dripping blood looked amazing. Not to mention the cake tasted sooo good.
If your planning a Halloween wedding check out the cake under New cakes for 2012. Its under June. We added black spider push pins and the topper was "Died and Doom" Living Dead Doll Mini's that we glued on to a topper background. Everybody LOVED it.
Our wedding cake was PERFECT!!!!!! Our reception was more of a Halloween Theme and the cake made my day! We had chosen Read more...
Our wedding cake was PERFECT!!!!!! Our reception was more of a Halloween Theme and the cake made my day! We had chosen different ideas from multiple cakes to come up with the final idea. AWESOME JOB Baking Institute!!!! The spiderwebs and dripping blood looked amazing. Not to mention the cake tasted sooo good.
If your planning a Halloween wedding check out the cake under New cakes for 2012. Its under June. We added black spider push pins and the topper was "Died and Doom" Living Dead Doll Mini's that we glued on to a topper background. Everybody LOVED it. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake tasted delicious and looked beautiful. We went with a white cake with a strawberry mousse filling and it was moist, light, and flavorful. My husband appreciated the quick & efficient tasting which was one of the quicker wedding appointments we attended. We were able to choose several flavor combinations in advance that were cut & ready for us upon arrival. The cake design looked almost exactly like the sample photo we shared during our tasting and the office was responsive when we contacted them to make adjustments to our original selections. Would recommend if you're looking for a business that runs well without much follow up required.
Our wedding cake tasted delicious and looked beautiful. We went with a white cake with a strawberry mousse filling and it Read more...
Our wedding cake tasted delicious and looked beautiful. We went with a white cake with a strawberry mousse filling and it was moist, light, and flavorful. My husband appreciated the quick & efficient tasting which was one of the quicker wedding appointments we attended. We were able to choose several flavor combinations in advance that were cut & ready for us upon arrival. The cake design looked almost exactly like the sample photo we shared during our tasting and the office was responsive when we contacted them to make adjustments to our original selections. Would recommend if you're looking for a business that runs well without much follow up required. Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was part of the package at our venue. Based on what I saw online, I was very pleased and then when we did our cake tasting we were pleasantly surprised. The design was exactly what we had given to them and the favors we chose were delicious; chocolate cake with chocolate fudge, white cake with lemon buttercream, and coconut passion. Our guests loved our cake and we were very happy with our beautiful cake!

Thank you,

Carrie & Mike Walker
Our wedding cake was part of the package at our venue. Based on what I saw online, I was very pleased and then when we did Read more...
Our wedding cake was part of the package at our venue. Based on what I saw online, I was very pleased and then when we did our cake tasting we were pleasantly surprised. The design was exactly what we had given to them and the favors we chose were delicious; chocolate cake with chocolate fudge, white cake with lemon buttercream, and coconut passion. Our guests loved our cake and we were very happy with our beautiful cake!

Thank you,

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melissa
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Beautiful cake!! Our guests raved about how much they loved our wedding cake. Also, they were great to work with :)
Beautiful cake!! Our guests raved about how much they loved our wedding cake. Also, they were great to work with :)
Beautiful cake!! Our guests raved about how much they loved our wedding cake. Also, they were great to work with :) Read less
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Bethany
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
We used The Baking Institute for our 5/5/12 wedding. Igor and his team were a pleasure to work with. From our initial phone call to set up our tasting to the final product on our wedding day, everything ran smoothly and they worked easily and professionally with us to create our perfect wedding cake. It was not only beautiful and exactly what we wanted but it was really delicious.
I would highly recommend them to other brides in the area and I would definitely use them again in the future.
We used The Baking Institute for our 5/5/12 wedding. Igor and his team were a pleasure to work with. From our initial Read more...
We used The Baking Institute for our 5/5/12 wedding. Igor and his team were a pleasure to work with. From our initial phone call to set up our tasting to the final product on our wedding day, everything ran smoothly and they worked easily and professionally with us to create our perfect wedding cake. It was not only beautiful and exactly what we wanted but it was really delicious.
I would highly recommend them to other brides in the area and I would definitely use them again in the future. Read less
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mother of the bride
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Our venue uses this bakery so that's where we went. We are very glad they chose them, as the cake was really delicious and we were able to choose the flavors & icings & design the outside of the cake. We ended up with a gorgeous 5 layer cake. The cake is mounted on some beautiful silver base which looked really nice. And of course the top layer was given to the bride & groom for their first anniversary. One of our guests is planning to order from there soon. Worth checking out!
Our venue uses this bakery so that's where we went. We are very glad they chose them, as the cake was really delicious and Read more...
Our venue uses this bakery so that's where we went. We are very glad they chose them, as the cake was really delicious and we were able to choose the flavors & icings & design the outside of the cake. We ended up with a gorgeous 5 layer cake. The cake is mounted on some beautiful silver base which looked really nice. And of course the top layer was given to the bride & groom for their first anniversary. One of our guests is planning to order from there soon. Worth checking out! Read less
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colrobb
Wedding:
4/7/2012
5.0/5.0
The Baking Institute was recommended to me by a friend who had used them for her wedding. I'm so glad I listened to her. They were wonderful. I didn't need to follow-up all the time to make sure my cake would be done right and on time - they did their job professionally and beautifully. The banana cake was the most delicious cake I have ever had - even my vendors at the wedding were commenting that they eat cake all the time and this was the best they had tasted. I wanted a striped cake and it looked gorgeous. Would definitely recommend The Baking Institute!!
The Baking Institute was recommended to me by a friend who had used them for her wedding. I'm so glad I listened to her. Read more...
The Baking Institute was recommended to me by a friend who had used them for her wedding. I'm so glad I listened to her. They were wonderful. I didn't need to follow-up all the time to make sure my cake would be done right and on time - they did their job professionally and beautifully. The banana cake was the most delicious cake I have ever had - even my vendors at the wedding were commenting that they eat cake all the time and this was the best they had tasted. I wanted a striped cake and it looked gorgeous. Would definitely recommend The Baking Institute!! Read less
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Tim
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
The Baking Institute did a fantastic job with our cake. In our initial meeting/tasting we were trying to decide what we were going to use as a cake topper. We had gotten engaged in a hot air balloon and wanted to do a balloon on top, but every topper we saw was either way out of our price range or ugly. When we were discussing this with the baker he said he would make us a hot hair balloon out of cake to put on top and the top layer he would make look like the basket. It turned out really cool!

The flavor of the cake and filling we couldn't decide on so the baker made a suggestion to have three different cake flavors and two fillings in each layer. It tasted so good! It was moist and easily the best wedding cake I have ever tasted. The baker was so proud of the cake he asked us to send him a photo of us with the cake to hang in his bakery.
The Baking Institute did a fantastic job with our cake. In our initial meeting/tasting we were trying to decide what we Read more...
The Baking Institute did a fantastic job with our cake. In our initial meeting/tasting we were trying to decide what we were going to use as a cake topper. We had gotten engaged in a hot air balloon and wanted to do a balloon on top, but every topper we saw was either way out of our price range or ugly. When we were discussing this with the baker he said he would make us a hot hair balloon out of cake to put on top and the top layer he would make look like the basket. It turned out really cool!

The flavor of the cake and filling we couldn't decide on so the baker made a suggestion to have three different cake flavors and two fillings in each layer. It tasted so good! It was moist and easily the best wedding cake I have ever tasted. The baker was so proud of the cake he asked us to send him a photo of us with the cake to hang in his bakery. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
The Baking Institute was awesome! I went in for a tasting with my daughter and Fiance and we all loved the red velvet cake w/cream cheese frosting. All of my guests also loved the cake so much that they called me the next day to find out if there were leftovers! The cake was becautiful and matched our pink and ivory them perfectly. I would definitely recommend this vendor to a friend and plan on using them again soon in the near future.
The Baking Institute was awesome! I went in for a tasting with my daughter and Fiance and we all loved the red velvet cake Read more...
The Baking Institute was awesome! I went in for a tasting with my daughter and Fiance and we all loved the red velvet cake w/cream cheese frosting. All of my guests also loved the cake so much that they called me the next day to find out if there were leftovers! The cake was becautiful and matched our pink and ivory them perfectly. I would definitely recommend this vendor to a friend and plan on using them again soon in the near future. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We had a wonderful experience with The Baking Institute, our wedding cake was beatiful and delicious.
Highly recommend them and great to work with!
We had a wonderful experience with The Baking Institute, our wedding cake was beatiful and delicious.
Highly recommend Read more...
We had a wonderful experience with The Baking Institute, our wedding cake was beatiful and delicious.
Highly recommend them and great to work with! Read less
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Shelley
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
When we chose our cake I had no idea it was going to be so incredibly stunning...their attention to detail and perfection on decorating is untopable! The cake itself was simply amazing...people still to this day talk about how delicious the cake was.
When we chose our cake I had no idea it was going to be so incredibly stunning...their attention to detail and perfection Read more...
When we chose our cake I had no idea it was going to be so incredibly stunning...their attention to detail and perfection on decorating is untopable! The cake itself was simply amazing...people still to this day talk about how delicious the cake was. Read less
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Vanessa
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
The Baking Institute was the prefered baker from our hall (Venuti's). I had ever heard of them before and I had wanted a bakery with a good reputation. However, when I saw the wedding wire reviews I was not worried. The tasting was well organzied. It was held in a display room when some pretty amazing cakes. The consultants was very helpful and not pushy. We went with the red velvet with the cream cheese frosting. The other cakes we tasted (white with lemon and chocolate with hazelnut ) were amazing but the red velvet was unbelievable. The cakes was moist and full of flavor. The cream cheese frosting had a touch of lemon and was the perfect combination with the red velvet. The final product looked just like the sketch that the consultant drew.
The Baking Institute was the prefered baker from our hall (Venuti's). I had ever heard of them before and I had wanted a Read more...
The Baking Institute was the prefered baker from our hall (Venuti's). I had ever heard of them before and I had wanted a bakery with a good reputation. However, when I saw the wedding wire reviews I was not worried. The tasting was well organzied. It was held in a display room when some pretty amazing cakes. The consultants was very helpful and not pushy. We went with the red velvet with the cream cheese frosting. The other cakes we tasted (white with lemon and chocolate with hazelnut ) were amazing but the red velvet was unbelievable. The cakes was moist and full of flavor. The cream cheese frosting had a touch of lemon and was the perfect combination with the red velvet. The final product looked just like the sketch that the consultant drew. Read less
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Mrs.Salgado
Wedding:
2/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Yum, yum, yum! I am not a huge cake eater but oh my god is their cake delicious! They did a beautiful job and we are so happy that we decided on the Baking Institute!
Yum, yum, yum! I am not a huge cake eater but oh my god is their cake delicious! They did a beautiful job and we are so Read more...
Yum, yum, yum! I am not a huge cake eater but oh my god is their cake delicious! They did a beautiful job and we are so happy that we decided on the Baking Institute! Read less
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Siobhan
Wedding:
1/21/2012
5.0/5.0
The cake was fantastic. Exactly what we asked for. Delicious. They use all quality ingriedients. The cake tasting was so much fun and we ejoyed it so much.
The cake was fantastic. Exactly what we asked for. Delicious. They use all quality ingriedients. The cake tasting was so Read more...
The cake was fantastic. Exactly what we asked for. Delicious. They use all quality ingriedients. The cake tasting was so much fun and we ejoyed it so much. Read less
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Claire
Wedding:
1/6/2012
5.0/5.0
The Baking Institute was great! The phone consultation and everything was PERFECT!
My husband and I were a 70 mile round trip drive from their location, so we did the entire consultation over the phone, and we don't regret not having a tasting. The cake was delicious and we received many compliments on not only how good it was, but also on the gorgeous design. The design I had originally wanted was a fondant, but I really don't like the texture of fondant, so they changed it to Butter cream for me!
Our cake was amazing, and at 5 tiers really stood out in the crowded room!
Thanks so much for an amazing added touch to our wedding!
The Baking Institute was great! The phone consultation and everything was PERFECT!
My husband and I were a 70 mile Read more...
The Baking Institute was great! The phone consultation and everything was PERFECT!
My husband and I were a 70 mile round trip drive from their location, so we did the entire consultation over the phone, and we don't regret not having a tasting. The cake was delicious and we received many compliments on not only how good it was, but also on the gorgeous design. The design I had originally wanted was a fondant, but I really don't like the texture of fondant, so they changed it to Butter cream for me!
Our cake was amazing, and at 5 tiers really stood out in the crowded room!
Thanks so much for an amazing added touch to our wedding! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
12/31/2011
5.0/5.0
The Baking Institute was one of our options through our reception hall. I reviewed some of their work and chose to use them for our New Years Eve wedding.

My husband and I had our hearts set on a cake from their website that looked like luggage, since we love to travel. After meeting with them, they informed us that cake would not be near big enough for our guest count and we would have to purchase additional sheet cakes, totaling over $500. Once we heard that, we moved on to another design, which was entirely suggested by Igor. He suggested a 5 tier square cake (square, simple & white were the only three specifics I had in mind) with white icing, a ribbon around the bottom of each tier matching the bridesmaid dresses and adding a diamond monogram to the front of the second layer. He drew it up for us & it looked very nice and simple, so we agreed & left it up to them.

Let me tell you, am I glad we didn't choose the luggage cake, because the cake they designed was fabulous! It was so simple, but the simplicity made it a knock out. It was perfect, exactly how he drew and described it! The 5 tiers made it seem very glam and the simple square lines with the diamond monogram was stunning.

I give them an A+ for knocking it out of the park on our cake. Easy to work with, it took about 15 minutes at our tasting to decide what we wanted & to top it off, it tasted DELICIOUS! If you want a gorgeous & tasty cake, I would definitely give this place a try!
The Baking Institute was one of our options through our reception hall. I reviewed some of their work and chose to use Read more...
The Baking Institute was one of our options through our reception hall. I reviewed some of their work and chose to use them for our New Years Eve wedding.

My husband and I had our hearts set on a cake from their website that looked like luggage, since we love to travel. After meeting with them, they informed us that cake would not be near big enough for our guest count and we would have to purchase additional sheet cakes, totaling over $500. Once we heard that, we moved on to another design, which was entirely suggested by Igor. He suggested a 5 tier square cake (square, simple & white were the only three specifics I had in mind) with white icing, a ribbon around the bottom of each tier matching the bridesmaid dresses and adding a diamond monogram to the front of the second layer. He drew it up for us & it looked very nice and simple, so we agreed & left it up to them.

Let me tell you, am I glad we didn't choose the luggage cake, because the cake they designed was fabulous! It was so simple, but the simplicity made it a knock out. It was perfect, exactly how he drew and described it! The 5 tiers made it seem very glam and the simple square lines with the diamond monogram was stunning.

I give them an A+ for knocking it out of the park on our cake. Easy to work with, it took about 15 minutes at our tasting to decide what we wanted & to top it off, it tasted DELICIOUS! If you want a gorgeous & tasty cake, I would definitely give this place a try! Read less
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Lesley
Wedding:
12/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Loved our cake. We met with Igor and I really didn't know what I wanted. I gave him an idea and he ran with it. The cake was moist and the filling flavorful. The design was simple & pretty, which is what I was looking for. But as I mentioned earlier the cake was moist which is a HUGE thing for a wedding cake. Most are dry and not good! Very happy with ours!
Loved our cake. We met with Igor and I really didn't know what I wanted. I gave him an idea and he ran with it. The cake Read more...
Loved our cake. We met with Igor and I really didn't know what I wanted. I gave him an idea and he ran with it. The cake was moist and the filling flavorful. The design was simple & pretty, which is what I was looking for. But as I mentioned earlier the cake was moist which is a HUGE thing for a wedding cake. Most are dry and not good! Very happy with ours! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
11/19/2011
5.0/5.0
When I was wedding planning, the cake is the one thing that I had no idea what to do with. I had a meeting with the baking institute and did the taste testing. I usually don't like cake, but I just loved theirs! We went with white with chocolate bavarian cream filling and also chocolate with raspberry bavarian cream filling. When I arrived at my wedding, the presentation of our cake made my jaw drop. At our consultation, I had brought our invitation in and told them to just match the design on our wedding invitation. I couldn't believe how beautifully it was done when I saw the cake. I was so happy with it and I still reminisce about the gorgeous cake as I look at photos. All my friends who have seen the photo of the cake or have seen it in person comment on the taste and it's beauty!
When I was wedding planning, the cake is the one thing that I had no idea what to do with. I had a meeting with the baking Read more...
When I was wedding planning, the cake is the one thing that I had no idea what to do with. I had a meeting with the baking institute and did the taste testing. I usually don't like cake, but I just loved theirs! We went with white with chocolate bavarian cream filling and also chocolate with raspberry bavarian cream filling. When I arrived at my wedding, the presentation of our cake made my jaw drop. At our consultation, I had brought our invitation in and told them to just match the design on our wedding invitation. I couldn't believe how beautifully it was done when I saw the cake. I was so happy with it and I still reminisce about the gorgeous cake as I look at photos. All my friends who have seen the photo of the cake or have seen it in person comment on the taste and it's beauty! Read less
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Jan
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Our cake was wonderful. Everyone commented on how beautiful it was. The combination of marble cake and french chocolate custard filling was incredible. It was served for dessert and everyone loved it. thank you
Our cake was wonderful. Everyone commented on how beautiful it was. The combination of marble cake and french chocolate Read more...
Our cake was wonderful. Everyone commented on how beautiful it was. The combination of marble cake and french chocolate custard filling was incredible. It was served for dessert and everyone loved it. thank you Read less
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Proven2Beblessed
Wedding:
11/6/2011
5.0/5.0
My cake was provided by them thru the Venue Astoria Banquets....I was pleased and surprised that it was delicious and beautiful>>>>>I also had a sweets table and everything was so good.... Thanks Baking Institute for the delicious treats!!!!!
My cake was provided by them thru the Venue Astoria Banquets....I was pleased and surprised that it was delicious and Read more...
My cake was provided by them thru the Venue Astoria Banquets....I was pleased and surprised that it was delicious and beautiful>>>>>I also had a sweets table and everything was so good.... Thanks Baking Institute for the delicious treats!!!!! Read less
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Brittney
Wedding:
10/28/2011
5.0/5.0
As stated in my previous reviews i like to keep things short and to the point, and that's exactly what happened with our consultation with the Baking Institute. i had actually booked our appointment online with the 3 flavored caked we wanted to try. Everything was great, it was just hard choosing between three different ones and what if there was another cake that could have been better? lol so we chose the better out of the three which was a marble cake with a hazelnut buttercream. absolutely devine. then we chose the decoration for our cake which was in the portfolio. Once again, with the package we had with our reception vendor, the cake didnt cost any extra unless we wanted to add more things such as candy flowers or another tier, so we stuck with the 3 tier round cake. As soon as i saw it sitting on the table i knew it was the right choice. Everyone loved the cake and were wondering who had made it.
As stated in my previous reviews i like to keep things short and to the point, and that's exactly what happened with our Read more...
As stated in my previous reviews i like to keep things short and to the point, and that's exactly what happened with our consultation with the Baking Institute. i had actually booked our appointment online with the 3 flavored caked we wanted to try. Everything was great, it was just hard choosing between three different ones and what if there was another cake that could have been better? lol so we chose the better out of the three which was a marble cake with a hazelnut buttercream. absolutely devine. then we chose the decoration for our cake which was in the portfolio. Once again, with the package we had with our reception vendor, the cake didnt cost any extra unless we wanted to add more things such as candy flowers or another tier, so we stuck with the 3 tier round cake. As soon as i saw it sitting on the table i knew it was the right choice. Everyone loved the cake and were wondering who had made it. Read less
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Brittney
Wedding:
10/28/2011
5.0/5.0
As stated in my previous reviews i like to keep things short and to the point, and that's exactly what happened with our consultation with the Baking Institute. i had actually booked our appointment online with the 3 flavored caked we wanted to try. Everything was great, it was just hard choosing between three different ones and what if there was another cake that could have been better? lol so we chose the better out of the three which was a marble cake with a hazelnut buttercream. absolutely devine. then we chose the decoration for our cake which was in the portfolio. Once again, with the package we had with our reception vendor, the cake didnt cost any extra unless we wanted to add more things such as candy flowers or another tier, so we stuck with the 3 tier round cake. As soon as i saw it sitting on the table i knew it was the right choice. Everyone loved the cake and were wondering who had made it.
As stated in my previous reviews i like to keep things short and to the point, and that's exactly what happened with our Read more...
As stated in my previous reviews i like to keep things short and to the point, and that's exactly what happened with our consultation with the Baking Institute. i had actually booked our appointment online with the 3 flavored caked we wanted to try. Everything was great, it was just hard choosing between three different ones and what if there was another cake that could have been better? lol so we chose the better out of the three which was a marble cake with a hazelnut buttercream. absolutely devine. then we chose the decoration for our cake which was in the portfolio. Once again, with the package we had with our reception vendor, the cake didnt cost any extra unless we wanted to add more things such as candy flowers or another tier, so we stuck with the 3 tier round cake. As soon as i saw it sitting on the table i knew it was the right choice. Everyone loved the cake and were wondering who had made it. Read less
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bjalfus
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
To make a long story short, the Baking Institute made us the best cake we'd ever had. We found a picture online and they were able to bring it to life and it tasted incredible! My wife doesn't even like cake and she was thrilled with how good it tasted. Highly Recommended!!!
To make a long story short, the Baking Institute made us the best cake we'd ever had. We found a picture online and they Read more...
To make a long story short, the Baking Institute made us the best cake we'd ever had. We found a picture online and they were able to bring it to life and it tasted incredible! My wife doesn't even like cake and she was thrilled with how good it tasted. Highly Recommended!!! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Our cake was fantastic! Not only was it gorgeous, but it tasted great too! All of our guests raved about how delicious it was. And the best part was that the cake turned out exactly how we wanted it. It was stunning and we could not have been happier!!
Our cake was fantastic! Not only was it gorgeous, but it tasted great too! All of our guests raved about how delicious it Read more...
Our cake was fantastic! Not only was it gorgeous, but it tasted great too! All of our guests raved about how delicious it was. And the best part was that the cake turned out exactly how we wanted it. It was stunning and we could not have been happier!! Read less
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DAVID
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Amazingly delicious cake! Easy cake tasting that had generous portions to try and choose from! Gorgeous selections of styles as well. We spent barely 30-45 mins with Igor and he handled all the rest of the details with the venue! Thanks for everything guys!!!
Amazingly delicious cake! Easy cake tasting that had generous portions to try and choose from! Gorgeous selections of Read more...
Amazingly delicious cake! Easy cake tasting that had generous portions to try and choose from! Gorgeous selections of styles as well. We spent barely 30-45 mins with Igor and he handled all the rest of the details with the venue! Thanks for everything guys!!! Read less
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Tina
Wedding:
9/23/2011
5.0/5.0
We got married at Astoria Banquets in Buffalo Grove, IL and The Baking Institute supplied our cake. It was the most incredible cake I have ever seen!!!! And it tasted even better! I would recommend them hands down!!!
We got married at Astoria Banquets in Buffalo Grove, IL and The Baking Institute supplied our cake. It was the most Read more...
We got married at Astoria Banquets in Buffalo Grove, IL and The Baking Institute supplied our cake. It was the most incredible cake I have ever seen!!!! And it tasted even better! I would recommend them hands down!!! Read less
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Tracy
Wedding:
9/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Yum!! My cake was DELICIOUS!! It was also perfect and beautiful and elegant. They were also SO easy to deal with and had SO many options!!!
Yum!! My cake was DELICIOUS!! It was also perfect and beautiful and elegant. They were also SO easy to deal with and had Read more...
Yum!! My cake was DELICIOUS!! It was also perfect and beautiful and elegant. They were also SO easy to deal with and had SO many options!!! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
9/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Our cake was fabulous. My guests raved about the beauty and the taste. I asked for hearts to be put around the cake to match the cake topper and they were beautiful. Our cake was the talk of the wedding. Top notch!!!
Our cake was fabulous. My guests raved about the beauty and the taste. I asked for hearts to be put around the cake to Read more...
Our cake was fabulous. My guests raved about the beauty and the taste. I asked for hearts to be put around the cake to match the cake topper and they were beautiful. Our cake was the talk of the wedding. Top notch!!! Read less
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amandathomas87
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Great cake! We had two flavors for our cake, one being carrot. Everyone LOVED the carrot cake, in fact we ran out! I was asked many times that night where the cake was from. We chose TBI because that was who our venue used, but very glad that is who we got to work with. And our cake was exactly how I pictured it. We had to pay a little more than our venue gave us based on our guest count, but it wasn't much-- very reasonable prices.
Great cake! We had two flavors for our cake, one being carrot. Everyone LOVED the carrot cake, in fact we ran out! I was Read more...
Great cake! We had two flavors for our cake, one being carrot. Everyone LOVED the carrot cake, in fact we ran out! I was asked many times that night where the cake was from. We chose TBI because that was who our venue used, but very glad that is who we got to work with. And our cake was exactly how I pictured it. We had to pay a little more than our venue gave us based on our guest count, but it wasn't much-- very reasonable prices. Read less
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Yamilee
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
Our cake was delicious!!! It also looked exactly like what we asked for. I am not a fan of fondant, so I asked Igor if he could make the buttercream look as smooth as fondant. He not only said they could, but he delivered. No one could tell it was buttercream until it arrived at their table. Thank you so much for our gorgeous cake.
Our cake was delicious!!! It also looked exactly like what we asked for. I am not a fan of fondant, so I asked Igor if he Read more...
Our cake was delicious!!! It also looked exactly like what we asked for. I am not a fan of fondant, so I asked Igor if he could make the buttercream look as smooth as fondant. He not only said they could, but he delivered. No one could tell it was buttercream until it arrived at their table. Thank you so much for our gorgeous cake. Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Igor and the staff at the Baking Institute made the task of picking out a wedding cake easy, fun, and so affordable (especially in comparison to the many other bakeries I looked into). My fiance and I went in for a tasting and quickly chose a chocolate cake with real raspberry and cream filling. It was delicious, and tasted just as wonderful at our wedding. As for the design, we were looking for something simple and classy without fondant. We looked at Igor's design book, and told him which designs we liked, but gave him creative license to do what he wanted based on what we liked. What we got was even better than we anticipated. Our 5 tiered round cake was still simple elegance, but it had perfect touches of jewels around the base of each tier, swirled designs of flowers, and a beautiful monogram in the center of the cake. It was absolutely stunning and the perfect centerpiece for our gorgeous venue. Thank you Igor! We can't wait to eat the top on our 1 year anniversary!
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Igor and the staff at the Baking Institute made the task of picking out a wedding cake easy, fun, and so affordable (especially in comparison to the many other bakeries I looked into). My fiance and I went in for a tasting and quickly chose a chocolate cake with real raspberry and cream filling. It was delicious, and tasted just as wonderful at our wedding. As for the design, we were looking for something simple and classy without fondant. We looked at Igor's design book, and told him which designs we liked, but gave him creative license to do what he wanted based on what we liked. What we got was even better than we anticipated. Our 5 tiered round cake was still simple elegance, but it had perfect touches of jewels around the base of each tier, swirled designs of flowers, and a beautiful monogram in the center of the cake. It was absolutely stunning and the perfect centerpiece for our gorgeous venue. Thank you Igor! We can't wait to eat the top on our 1 year anniversary! Read less
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Cynthia
Wedding:
7/15/2011
5.0/5.0
So I was a gluten free bride and I went on a few tastings to find the right place for our wedding cake. We saw a picture of our dream cake in a wedding magazine. The first cake place we went to said that ribbon could not be attached to fondant and that the picture was a fake cake. The second place only did gluten free cakes and they could not get a cake above 3 tiers. I then looked at the magazine to see where the dream cake came from. The Baking institute. My parents went for the tasting and they loved the cake. And the the price was less than the other places. When I entered our reception hall I went straight to the cake. It was so beautiful and the top layer was gluten free! Our cake was so popular we only had a few pieces left to freeze. They also made a very cute tasty top hat groom cake for a very good price. They make 50 cakes a weekend.
So I was a gluten free bride and I went on a few tastings to find the right place for our wedding cake. We saw a picture Read more...
So I was a gluten free bride and I went on a few tastings to find the right place for our wedding cake. We saw a picture of our dream cake in a wedding magazine. The first cake place we went to said that ribbon could not be attached to fondant and that the picture was a fake cake. The second place only did gluten free cakes and they could not get a cake above 3 tiers. I then looked at the magazine to see where the dream cake came from. The Baking institute. My parents went for the tasting and they loved the cake. And the the price was less than the other places. When I entered our reception hall I went straight to the cake. It was so beautiful and the top layer was gluten free! Our cake was so popular we only had a few pieces left to freeze. They also made a very cute tasty top hat groom cake for a very good price. They make 50 cakes a weekend. Read less
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finny3383
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
My cake was stunning!!! Igor and his team did a fantastic job and the cake and filing were delicious. He gave me great ideas and loved that his cakes were made of much more natural ingredients than other bakeries. They were easy to communicate with and very profesional. We froze the top tier and had it a month later and it was still delicious and I have never had other friends say that about their cakes. Highly recommended!!!
My cake was stunning!!! Igor and his team did a fantastic job and the cake and filing were delicious. He gave me great Read more...
My cake was stunning!!! Igor and his team did a fantastic job and the cake and filing were delicious. He gave me great ideas and loved that his cakes were made of much more natural ingredients than other bakeries. They were easy to communicate with and very profesional. We froze the top tier and had it a month later and it was still delicious and I have never had other friends say that about their cakes. Highly recommended!!! Read less
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Marina
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
I could not have asked for anything better. Being someone that hates yellow traditional cake, I always knew that when I got married I would do something different. I decided on a five tier carrot wedding cake and The Baking Institute promised me that they could make me the cake of my dreams. THEY DID!!! The cake was amazing, gorgeous, so delicious and moist and I swear it was the best carrot cake I've ever had! Overall everything that was promised was delivered and I had an unforgettable wedding cake. Thank you!
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I could not have asked for anything better. Being someone that hates yellow traditional cake, I always knew that when I got married I would do something different. I decided on a five tier carrot wedding cake and The Baking Institute promised me that they could make me the cake of my dreams. THEY DID!!! The cake was amazing, gorgeous, so delicious and moist and I swear it was the best carrot cake I've ever had! Overall everything that was promised was delivered and I had an unforgettable wedding cake. Thank you! Read less
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Miranda
Wedding:
6/10/2011
5.0/5.0
We used the Baking Institute for our wedding on 6/10/11. Our wedding cake was included in the price of our reception hall through the Baking Institute so we didn't have a choice in choosing a bakery for our wedding cake, however I did purchase an additional groom's cake through them as well for the event. We really lucked out that our reception hall used this bakery as the cake was fantastic. It is honestly the best wedding cake I've ever had. We had a yellow cake with raspberry buttercream filling and a vanilla buttercream frosting and it was absolutely delicious. Not dry at all and the frosting was really good unlike so many wedding cakes. The design was gorgeous as well, we paid extra to have sugar flowers added and they were so delicate and pretty I didn't want to eat them! We had some left over after our honeymoon and it was still as good as it was the day of 2 weeks later. The grooms cake I had made was shaped like a police car and they did an excellent job creating it just from a picture and description I had emailed them. Everyone thought it was great as it really looked like a police car and it actually tasted great too. Definitely recommend them!
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We used the Baking Institute for our wedding on 6/10/11. Our wedding cake was included in the price of our reception hall through the Baking Institute so we didn't have a choice in choosing a bakery for our wedding cake, however I did purchase an additional groom's cake through them as well for the event. We really lucked out that our reception hall used this bakery as the cake was fantastic. It is honestly the best wedding cake I've ever had. We had a yellow cake with raspberry buttercream filling and a vanilla buttercream frosting and it was absolutely delicious. Not dry at all and the frosting was really good unlike so many wedding cakes. The design was gorgeous as well, we paid extra to have sugar flowers added and they were so delicate and pretty I didn't want to eat them! We had some left over after our honeymoon and it was still as good as it was the day of 2 weeks later. The grooms cake I had made was shaped like a police car and they did an excellent job creating it just from a picture and description I had emailed them. Everyone thought it was great as it really looked like a police car and it actually tasted great too. Definitely recommend them! Read less
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azeemsam523
Wedding:
6/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Thanks Margo and Igor for your help with our wedding cake. All the guests love the cake and thanks for helping us choose the right filling which complimented the cake. I will def be ordering more cakes from Baking Institute.


Azeem & Samreena
Wedding date: June 10th, 2011
Thanks Margo and Igor for your help with our wedding cake. All the guests love the cake and thanks for helping us choose Read more...
Thanks Margo and Igor for your help with our wedding cake. All the guests love the cake and thanks for helping us choose the right filling which complimented the cake. I will def be ordering more cakes from Baking Institute.


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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
perfect cake for both my shower and my wedding...unbelievable!!!
perfect cake for both my shower and my wedding...unbelievable!!!
perfect cake for both my shower and my wedding...unbelievable!!! Read less
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Inna
Wedding:
5/6/2011
5.0/5.0
This tiny bake shop is nestled in between what some may call middle-of-nowhere suburbia-offices, but don't judge a book by its cover! My mom and I came in for a tasting and left stuffed. Igor truly listened to what I wanted and the cake came out even better than anticipated. He even promised to bake me a cake top for my one year anniversary! At the wedding, my guests were taken aback by the quality and taste of our light cheesecake with raspberry filling. Definitely not your ordinary cake! After the wedding, my in-laws took the cake home and (on my command) ate it. My husband found out and made me call Igor to make sure he'd actually make us a cake in a year. Igor laughed it off - of course he would! All in all, I couldn't be more happy with the cake and entire experience. Igor and his crew come highly recommended! (Just don't tell them you're freezing the top of your cake) :)
This tiny bake shop is nestled in between what some may call middle-of-nowhere suburbia-offices, but don't judge a book by Read more...
This tiny bake shop is nestled in between what some may call middle-of-nowhere suburbia-offices, but don't judge a book by its cover! My mom and I came in for a tasting and left stuffed. Igor truly listened to what I wanted and the cake came out even better than anticipated. He even promised to bake me a cake top for my one year anniversary! At the wedding, my guests were taken aback by the quality and taste of our light cheesecake with raspberry filling. Definitely not your ordinary cake! After the wedding, my in-laws took the cake home and (on my command) ate it. My husband found out and made me call Igor to make sure he'd actually make us a cake in a year. Igor laughed it off - of course he would! All in all, I couldn't be more happy with the cake and entire experience. Igor and his crew come highly recommended! (Just don't tell them you're freezing the top of your cake) :) Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
We used The Baking Institute because our reception hall recommended it. We were excited about our cake tasting, however, were not overly impressed. It seemed as though the “tastes” of cake had been sitting all afternoon and were a little crusty on the edges because there was no frosting. Although this was not the best first impression, we were thrilled with the outcome of our cake at our wedding. The details of the cake were impeccable and all of our guests actually thought the sugar orchids were real flowers! Everyone was very impressed and complimented us on how beautiful the cake looked and tasted.
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We used The Baking Institute because our reception hall recommended it. We were excited about our cake tasting, however, were not overly impressed. It seemed as though the “tastes” of cake had been sitting all afternoon and were a little crusty on the edges because there was no frosting. Although this was not the best first impression, we were thrilled with the outcome of our cake at our wedding. The details of the cake were impeccable and all of our guests actually thought the sugar orchids were real flowers! Everyone was very impressed and complimented us on how beautiful the cake looked and tasted. Read less
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Stella
Wedding:
1/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Igor was great to work with. I brought in a picture of a cake I liked and the final product was identical. Compared to other bakeries I scouted, The Baking Institute gives you more options for your dollar! Great Job!
Igor was great to work with. I brought in a picture of a cake I liked and the final product was identical. Compared to Read more...
Igor was great to work with. I brought in a picture of a cake I liked and the final product was identical. Compared to other bakeries I scouted, The Baking Institute gives you more options for your dollar! Great Job! Read less
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tmc112010
Wedding:
11/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Igor and The Baking Institute created the most fabulous cake for my wedding! I brought them a picture of a cake I found and the made it perfectly! I was thrilled when I saw it and most importantly, it tasted delicious! I brought the top tier to my parents since my husband and I were going on our honeymoon and it was gone in less than a week!
Thank you Igor!
Igor and The Baking Institute created the most fabulous cake for my wedding! I brought them a picture of a cake I found Read more...
Igor and The Baking Institute created the most fabulous cake for my wedding! I brought them a picture of a cake I found and the made it perfectly! I was thrilled when I saw it and most importantly, it tasted delicious! I brought the top tier to my parents since my husband and I were going on our honeymoon and it was gone in less than a week!
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Jackie
Wedding:
10/15/2010
5.0/5.0
The Baking Institute is Amazing! Not only did Igor provide me with the most beautiful and best tasting cake, he did it with out ever meeting me in person! I basically sent him a picture of how I wanted the cake to look with the flavors via email and he created a beautiful cake for me! Thank you so much Igor for your wonderful service...I will definitely be recommending this bakery and using you guys again! Thanks again!
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The Baking Institute is Amazing! Not only did Igor provide me with the most beautiful and best tasting cake, he did it with out ever meeting me in person! I basically sent him a picture of how I wanted the cake to look with the flavors via email and he created a beautiful cake for me! Thank you so much Igor for your wonderful service...I will definitely be recommending this bakery and using you guys again! Thanks again! Read less
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ashiqali
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Delicious! The guests were raving about the cake and some wanted a taste of our first tier at our 1 year anniversary!

Absolutely delicious and gorgeous looking with the perfect colors. They were so accommodating! Gave us different cake for each layer and made the outside go perfectly with our decor.

Absolutely fantastic!!
Delicious! The guests were raving about the cake and some wanted a taste of our first tier at our 1 year anniversary! Read more...
Delicious! The guests were raving about the cake and some wanted a taste of our first tier at our 1 year anniversary!

Absolutely delicious and gorgeous looking with the perfect colors. They were so accommodating! Gave us different cake for each layer and made the outside go perfectly with our decor.

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Keri
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
We were recommended to The Baking Institute by Astoria Banquet Hall. We had never heard of the company so when it came time to choose a cake for our wedding we decided to go to their website to try various cake and frosting flavors. Their cake designs were beautiful and diverse and I knew as soon as I looked through their sample pictures which design was right for our wedding. My husband and I went to the bakery location in Wheeling and we fell in love with the almond cake and chocolate mousse frosting. The cake was delivered on time for our wedding is was absolutely delicious. For anniversaries and birthdays we still go back to The Baking Institute! It was a hidden gem.
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We were recommended to The Baking Institute by Astoria Banquet Hall. We had never heard of the company so when it came time to choose a cake for our wedding we decided to go to their website to try various cake and frosting flavors. Their cake designs were beautiful and diverse and I knew as soon as I looked through their sample pictures which design was right for our wedding. My husband and I went to the bakery location in Wheeling and we fell in love with the almond cake and chocolate mousse frosting. The cake was delivered on time for our wedding is was absolutely delicious. For anniversaries and birthdays we still go back to The Baking Institute! It was a hidden gem. Read less
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joangoergen
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
As far as I am concerned this is the ONLY place to go for your cake. Absolutely delicious. After pricing cakes at other places and coming away with sticker shock, we went to see Igor at the Baking Institute. OMG! His cakes are perfection and the price was so far below anyone else it wasn't even funny. I tell everyone I know that if they need a special occasion cake, go to the Baking Institute.
As far as I am concerned this is the ONLY place to go for your cake. Absolutely delicious. After pricing cakes at other Read more...
As far as I am concerned this is the ONLY place to go for your cake. Absolutely delicious. After pricing cakes at other places and coming away with sticker shock, we went to see Igor at the Baking Institute. OMG! His cakes are perfection and the price was so far below anyone else it wasn't even funny. I tell everyone I know that if they need a special occasion cake, go to the Baking Institute. Read less
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Max
Wedding:
8/31/2010
5.0/5.0
From the moment Mr. Igor Elyash recieved us at the bakery and had the test for different cakes to the staff and deliver on time. The delicious flavors in the cakes and the works of art so unique that make them an institute. My Daughter's Sweet 16 was the ocasion and butterflies was the theme. We just left the designing in Mr. Igor's hands and presented us with a masterpiece. It made my daughter feel so special and so happy. The down part was when it had to be cut. But we all enjoyed every moment of this beautiful and tasty cake. Thank Mr. Igor on behalf of my Daughter family and friends.
From the moment Mr. Igor Elyash recieved us at the bakery and had the test for different cakes to the staff and deliver on Read more...
From the moment Mr. Igor Elyash recieved us at the bakery and had the test for different cakes to the staff and deliver on time. The delicious flavors in the cakes and the works of art so unique that make them an institute. My Daughter's Sweet 16 was the ocasion and butterflies was the theme. We just left the designing in Mr. Igor's hands and presented us with a masterpiece. It made my daughter feel so special and so happy. The down part was when it had to be cut. But we all enjoyed every moment of this beautiful and tasty cake. Thank Mr. Igor on behalf of my Daughter family and friends. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We ordered our wedding cake 3 weeks in advance and we had exactly what we wanted. Igor was very professional, responsive and creative- he was able to incorporate the design or our invitations into the cake design. Price was reasonable and the fruits were delicious. Cannot praise this company enough! Thank you so very much for making our day so special!
We ordered our wedding cake 3 weeks in advance and we had exactly what we wanted. Igor was very professional, responsive Read more...
We ordered our wedding cake 3 weeks in advance and we had exactly what we wanted. Igor was very professional, responsive and creative- he was able to incorporate the design or our invitations into the cake design. Price was reasonable and the fruits were delicious. Cannot praise this company enough! Thank you so very much for making our day so special! Read less
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shaika
Wedding:
7/30/2010
5.0/5.0
The cake was real good!!! We picked the dark German chocolate with fresh cut strawberries and the flavor of it during the cake tasting was the same if not better the day of the wedding.
The cake was real good!!! We picked the dark German chocolate with fresh cut strawberries and the flavor of it during the Read more...
The cake was real good!!! We picked the dark German chocolate with fresh cut strawberries and the flavor of it during the cake tasting was the same if not better the day of the wedding. Read less
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Candice
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
This is the BEST bakery I have ever had the pleasure to deal with. Igor was very helpful and patient with me during the wedding cake selection. He also did a groom's cake that turned out beautifully. My reception hall was also EXTREMELY impressed with both cakes when they were delivered, stating they have seen good wedding cakes, but the appearance and professionalism of this company they had never seen before. I will definitely be using Igor in the future for anything that I need a cake for and I would HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend him to anyone looking for anything from a simple cake to a luxurious elegant cake. Thank you for making our wedding day perfect with the excellent job that you did Igor!!!
This is the BEST bakery I have ever had the pleasure to deal with. Igor was very helpful and patient with me during the Read more...
This is the BEST bakery I have ever had the pleasure to deal with. Igor was very helpful and patient with me during the wedding cake selection. He also did a groom's cake that turned out beautifully. My reception hall was also EXTREMELY impressed with both cakes when they were delivered, stating they have seen good wedding cakes, but the appearance and professionalism of this company they had never seen before. I will definitely be using Igor in the future for anything that I need a cake for and I would HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend him to anyone looking for anything from a simple cake to a luxurious elegant cake. Thank you for making our wedding day perfect with the excellent job that you did Igor!!! Read less
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Bear
Wedding:
6/25/2010
5.0/5.0
They gave us a free tasting and I was able to send Igor a picture of the cake I wanted and it came out almost exactly like the picture. it tasted great! I was very pleased.
They gave us a free tasting and I was able to send Igor a picture of the cake I wanted and it came out almost exactly like Read more...
They gave us a free tasting and I was able to send Igor a picture of the cake I wanted and it came out almost exactly like the picture. it tasted great! I was very pleased. Read less
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Jason
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
I loved my camaro cake(groom). Looked so much like the real thing. Would definitely use them again!! Tasted even better.
I loved my camaro cake(groom). Looked so much like the real thing. Would definitely use them again!! Tasted even better.
I loved my camaro cake(groom). Looked so much like the real thing. Would definitely use them again!! Tasted even better. Read less
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Cara G.
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved the cakes that the Baking Institute team provided for our wedding. They made a fabulous Topsy Turvy Cake which matched our color palette exactly and tasted wonderful (Black Forest Gateaux with fresh raspberry filling) They also provided a wonderful Grooms Cake for my Cubs Fanatic husband to be. It was a carrot cake in the shape/style of the Wrigley Field Sign. We received a lot of compliments for that cake also - even from the White Sox fans!!
The responsiveness to our requests was wonderful and Igor and the team were absolute professionals throughout the process. We will be using the team at the Baking Institute for any special occasions in the future and recommend them to future brides and grooms, especially if you want to have a wedding cake that not only looks fabulous, but also tastes wonderful and fresh.
We absolutely loved the cakes that the Baking Institute team provided for our wedding. They made a fabulous Topsy Turvy Read more...
We absolutely loved the cakes that the Baking Institute team provided for our wedding. They made a fabulous Topsy Turvy Cake which matched our color palette exactly and tasted wonderful (Black Forest Gateaux with fresh raspberry filling) They also provided a wonderful Grooms Cake for my Cubs Fanatic husband to be. It was a carrot cake in the shape/style of the Wrigley Field Sign. We received a lot of compliments for that cake also - even from the White Sox fans!!
The responsiveness to our requests was wonderful and Igor and the team were absolute professionals throughout the process. We will be using the team at the Baking Institute for any special occasions in the future and recommend them to future brides and grooms, especially if you want to have a wedding cake that not only looks fabulous, but also tastes wonderful and fresh. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We ordered our wedding cake and groom's cake from them. I think the groom's cake got more pictures taken of it than I did (the bride). The groom's cake was in the shape of a Chevy Camaro (the car) and everyone commented on how great it looked!! We called three places and the baking institute was by far the most reasonable priced also. Both tasted great! Thank you, we will definitely keep you in mind for future cakes, I already have an idea for my now, husband's birthday cake!
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We ordered our wedding cake and groom's cake from them. I think the groom's cake got more pictures taken of it than I did (the bride). The groom's cake was in the shape of a Chevy Camaro (the car) and everyone commented on how great it looked!! We called three places and the baking institute was by far the most reasonable priced also. Both tasted great! Thank you, we will definitely keep you in mind for future cakes, I already have an idea for my now, husband's birthday cake! Read less
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michaeljbowling
Wedding:
11/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Dear Igor & Jesus,
Christine and I would like to take this time to express to both of you our sincere gratitude for all the efforts that you have shown us in the area of customer service. Throughout our search for an amazing tasting wedding cake, we encountered various bakeries that were average, and bakery owners that were unknowledgeable, pushy, unprofessional, and frankly unfriendly individuals to work with. However, when we encountered your location, we have to say that both you and Jesus were very professional, pleasant to work with, motivated, and very knowledgeable. Moreover, both you and Jesus were very compassionate when speaking about your product and brand.

Again, we would like to take this opportunity to express to you and Jesus our sincere gratitude. Truly your level of professionalism and value to illustrate to a customer that they are more than just another sale, is unmatched by anyone we have encountered within the baking industry.

Sincerely,
Michael & Christine
Lombard, IL

P.S. We are still receiving compliments about your fantastic pastries and amazing fresh fruit filled wedding cake. We will be sure to refer you to all of our friends and family, and reach out to you in the future for all of our dessert needs.
Dear Igor & Jesus,
Christine and I would like to take this time to express to both of you our sincere gratitude for Read more...
Dear Igor & Jesus,
Christine and I would like to take this time to express to both of you our sincere gratitude for all the efforts that you have shown us in the area of customer service. Throughout our search for an amazing tasting wedding cake, we encountered various bakeries that were average, and bakery owners that were unknowledgeable, pushy, unprofessional, and frankly unfriendly individuals to work with. However, when we encountered your location, we have to say that both you and Jesus were very professional, pleasant to work with, motivated, and very knowledgeable. Moreover, both you and Jesus were very compassionate when speaking about your product and brand.

Again, we would like to take this opportunity to express to you and Jesus our sincere gratitude. Truly your level of professionalism and value to illustrate to a customer that they are more than just another sale, is unmatched by anyone we have encountered within the baking industry.

Sincerely,
Michael & Christine
Lombard, IL

P.S. We are still receiving compliments about your fantastic pastries and amazing fresh fruit filled wedding cake. We will be sure to refer you to all of our friends and family, and reach out to you in the future for all of our dessert needs. Read less
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krisinge83
Wedding:
10/9/2009
5.0/5.0
Everyone at my reception raved about our cake. It looked beautiful and tasted delicious. About a week before the wedding I decided I wanted to add sugared flowers to the cake, and Igor worked with me to get the exact flower that I wanted put on the cake, with no problems. I would definitely recommend the Baking Institute.
Everyone at my reception raved about our cake. It looked beautiful and tasted delicious. About a week before the wedding I Read more...
Everyone at my reception raved about our cake. It looked beautiful and tasted delicious. About a week before the wedding I decided I wanted to add sugared flowers to the cake, and Igor worked with me to get the exact flower that I wanted put on the cake, with no problems. I would definitely recommend the Baking Institute. Read less
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Iqraa
Wedding:
8/16/2009
5.0/5.0
My cake was the most amazingly beautiful cake i have ever seen (yes even including on tv) it was perfect, i couldnt have asked for anything more! i showed two pictures to Igor and he delivered my dream wedding cake in such a wonderful price. i would definetly recommend the baking institute to EVERYONE! they did a faaaaaaaaaaaabulous job on my cake. email me at iqraailyas7@gmail.com if you would like to see a picture of the palace they created for me!
My cake was the most amazingly beautiful cake i have ever seen (yes even including on tv) it was perfect, i couldnt have Read more...
My cake was the most amazingly beautiful cake i have ever seen (yes even including on tv) it was perfect, i couldnt have asked for anything more! i showed two pictures to Igor and he delivered my dream wedding cake in such a wonderful price. i would definetly recommend the baking institute to EVERYONE! they did a faaaaaaaaaaaabulous job on my cake. email me at iqraailyas7@gmail.com if you would like to see a picture of the palace they created for me! Read less
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griz
Wedding:
7/12/2009
5.0/5.0
I want to thank the staff at the Baking Institute, especially executive pastry chef Jesus and coordinator Jesus Jr. for their professionalism. Eventhough my venue was far way, they were able to get my cake to the venue on time on a Sunday. I gave Jesus a picture from a magazine and they were able to replicate every detail on the cake. Every tier of my cake was a different flavor and the taste was incredible. The cake was extremely fresh and my guests could not have enough of it. It is one of the only places that actually cares about their product and will listen to the customer closely. They are always willing to work with you and your budget. I will definetely use this company in the future. Thanks again!!!


Highwood, IL
Grizell & David
I want to thank the staff at the Baking Institute, especially executive pastry chef Jesus and coordinator Jesus Jr. for Read more...
I want to thank the staff at the Baking Institute, especially executive pastry chef Jesus and coordinator Jesus Jr. for their professionalism. Eventhough my venue was far way, they were able to get my cake to the venue on time on a Sunday. I gave Jesus a picture from a magazine and they were able to replicate every detail on the cake. Every tier of my cake was a different flavor and the taste was incredible. The cake was extremely fresh and my guests could not have enough of it. It is one of the only places that actually cares about their product and will listen to the customer closely. They are always willing to work with you and your budget. I will definetely use this company in the future. Thanks again!!!


Highwood, IL
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Jane
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Every bride knows that a wedding cake is not just a cake. It is an artistic creation that is a one of the key wedding attractions. A wedding cake should revolve around a brides wedding theme and dreams, while still tasting amazing. Knowing all this, it was not easy for me to find the perfect baker, that is why I was soo lucky to find Igor at the Baking Institute. Not only were all the flavors of my cake amazingly delicious, it was the cake of my dreams! Igor and his team were extremely helpful right form the beginning. They listened to all my ideas and helped me design a cake that tied together my entire wedding theme. To add to the delicious flavors of wedding cake, the Baking Institute also offered me a variety of french pastries. After all the choices were made, Igor and his team not only delivered everything to the banquet hall, but they also set up the entire sweet table in a beautiful design. All the guests raved about the fantastic pastries and wedding cake! Many guests even spent the night convincing me to let them take more home! I am very grateful and lucky to have found such an excellent baker.
Every bride knows that a wedding cake is not just a cake. It is an artistic creation that is a one of the key wedding Read more...
Every bride knows that a wedding cake is not just a cake. It is an artistic creation that is a one of the key wedding attractions. A wedding cake should revolve around a brides wedding theme and dreams, while still tasting amazing. Knowing all this, it was not easy for me to find the perfect baker, that is why I was soo lucky to find Igor at the Baking Institute. Not only were all the flavors of my cake amazingly delicious, it was the cake of my dreams! Igor and his team were extremely helpful right form the beginning. They listened to all my ideas and helped me design a cake that tied together my entire wedding theme. To add to the delicious flavors of wedding cake, the Baking Institute also offered me a variety of french pastries. After all the choices were made, Igor and his team not only delivered everything to the banquet hall, but they also set up the entire sweet table in a beautiful design. All the guests raved about the fantastic pastries and wedding cake! Many guests even spent the night convincing me to let them take more home! I am very grateful and lucky to have found such an excellent baker. Read less
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Norma
Wedding:
5/4/2009
5.0/5.0
I plan to use them for all of our future events and would recommend them over and over again for your wedding. I've also seen pictures of some pretty creative cakes that he's made that compare with those cake competitions you see on TV! You must get your cake from here!!
I plan to use them for all of our future events and would recommend them over and over again for your wedding. I've also Read more...
I plan to use them for all of our future events and would recommend them over and over again for your wedding. I've also seen pictures of some pretty creative cakes that he's made that compare with those cake competitions you see on TV! You must get your cake from here!! Read less
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jradzie
Wedding:
10/11/2008
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was included in our package through Fountain Blue: We were able to choose between 2 bakers and we sure are glad we chose this one! From the minute we saw the photo of the cake we knew it was the one. We setup a cake tasting and were thrilled with the choices. We tried chocolate, yellow, and marble. While they were all good, we went with the marble with a vanilla custard filling!!! We decided against one part of the design on the cake and it was no problem to change it! When I first walked into the hall and saw our cake I was blown away. Not only did it look great but tasted great too. 1 month later I am still getting compliments on how good the cake was. I wish I could include a pic but it was amazing!! I would definitely recommend the Baking Institute!!!
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Our wedding cake was included in our package through Fountain Blue: We were able to choose between 2 bakers and we sure are glad we chose this one! From the minute we saw the photo of the cake we knew it was the one. We setup a cake tasting and were thrilled with the choices. We tried chocolate, yellow, and marble. While they were all good, we went with the marble with a vanilla custard filling!!! We decided against one part of the design on the cake and it was no problem to change it! When I first walked into the hall and saw our cake I was blown away. Not only did it look great but tasted great too. 1 month later I am still getting compliments on how good the cake was. I wish I could include a pic but it was amazing!! I would definitely recommend the Baking Institute!!! Read less
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Melissa J
Wedding:
9/6/2008
5.0/5.0
This place is simply amazing. Igor was so helpful to us in deciding which cake to put in middle and decorated our cake exactly as we asked. He gave great advice and made us the most amazing cake ever. The cake we ordered was chocolate with fudge cream, but he made the top of it with yellow cake and strawberry whipped cream in order to avoid chocolate on a white wedding dress(good thinking on his part!)

Our cake was absolutely delicious! We still get compliments on how good it was and our sweet table was immaculate. We always get compliments on that as well. We even went back to get a small cake for Valentine's Day because it was just that good. I plan to use them for all of our future events and would recommend them over and over again for your wedding. I've also seen pictures of some pretty creative cakes that he's made that compare with those cake competitions you see on TV! You must get your cake from here!!
This place is simply amazing. Igor was so helpful to us in deciding which cake to put in middle and decorated our cake Read more...
This place is simply amazing. Igor was so helpful to us in deciding which cake to put in middle and decorated our cake exactly as we asked. He gave great advice and made us the most amazing cake ever. The cake we ordered was chocolate with fudge cream, but he made the top of it with yellow cake and strawberry whipped cream in order to avoid chocolate on a white wedding dress(good thinking on his part!)

Our cake was absolutely delicious! We still get compliments on how good it was and our sweet table was immaculate. We always get compliments on that as well. We even went back to get a small cake for Valentine's Day because it was just that good. I plan to use them for all of our future events and would recommend them over and over again for your wedding. I've also seen pictures of some pretty creative cakes that he's made that compare with those cake competitions you see on TV! You must get your cake from here!! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/30/2008
5.0/5.0
HONESTLY WAS THE BEST WEDDING CAKE I HAVE EVER HAD. WE HAVE HAD SO MANY COMPLIMENTS ON THE WEDDING CAKE. WE DID THE RASPBERRY FILLING AND IT WAS AMAZING!! PEOPLE ARE STILL CALLING US 1 MONTH LATER ASKING WHERE WE GOT IT FROM
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HONESTLY WAS THE BEST WEDDING CAKE I HAVE EVER HAD. WE HAVE HAD SO MANY COMPLIMENTS ON THE WEDDING CAKE. WE DID THE RASPBERRY FILLING AND IT WAS AMAZING!! PEOPLE ARE STILL CALLING US 1 MONTH LATER ASKING WHERE WE GOT IT FROM Read less
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Jen
Wedding:
12/29/2007
5.0/5.0
It's been two and a half years since I got married and people still talk about our cake! It was beautiful and delicious (even a year later when we ate the top!) Igor was fantastic! I can't wait for my baby shower so that I can have another cake from him. I love, love, love their work!
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It's been two and a half years since I got married and people still talk about our cake! It was beautiful and delicious (even a year later when we ate the top!) Igor was fantastic! I can't wait for my baby shower so that I can have another cake from him. I love, love, love their work! Read less
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Marisha
Wedding:
11/21/2007
5.0/5.0
The cakes, the service and price is unbeatable! My guests RAVED about my cake! This is by far the best bakery in Chicago
The cakes, the service and price is unbeatable! My guests RAVED about my cake! This is by far the best bakery in Chicago
The cakes, the service and price is unbeatable! My guests RAVED about my cake! This is by far the best bakery in Chicago Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
The cake was even better than I was envisioning! Igor was able to incorporate elements of my wedding dress into the design, which was very special. Everything we talked about at our meeting was executed perfectly. It was just beautiful and went perfectly with our decor. Even better, it tasted phenomenal. We are so glad we went with the strawberry Bavarian cream filling (Yum)! Thank you for a wonderful cake; everyone really enjoyed it!
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The cake was even better than I was envisioning! Igor was able to incorporate elements of my wedding dress into the design, which was very special. Everything we talked about at our meeting was executed perfectly. It was just beautiful and went perfectly with our decor. Even better, it tasted phenomenal. We are so glad we went with the strawberry Bavarian cream filling (Yum)! Thank you for a wonderful cake; everyone really enjoyed it! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
My cake turned out perfect! I received many compliments on the design of the cake. Igor and his co-workers were a pleasure to work with . I am very glad that my venue recommended me to the baking institute. Thank you for all of your help.
My cake turned out perfect! I received many compliments on the design of the cake. Igor and his co-workers were a pleasure Read more...
My cake turned out perfect! I received many compliments on the design of the cake. Igor and his co-workers were a pleasure to work with . I am very glad that my venue recommended me to the baking institute. Thank you for all of your help. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/25/2014
4.9/5.0
Igor created a beautiful cake for our wedding day! THe
details turned out more perfect than I imagined. It is a shame it had to
be cut up and eaten. We received multiple compliments on how delicious the
actual cake and frosting tasted. Our guests, as well
as us, were surprised at how moist it was. It was perfect!
Igor created a beautiful cake for our wedding day! THe
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Igor created a beautiful cake for our wedding day! THe
details turned out more perfect than I imagined. It is a shame it had to
be cut up and eaten. We received multiple compliments on how delicious the
actual cake and frosting tasted. Our guests, as well
as us, were surprised at how moist it was. It was perfect! Read less
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Penelopi
Wedding:
5/25/2014
4.9/5.0
The best tasting cake. Went in to sample the cakes and picked an amazing assortment. Great staff and did an amazing job with our cake.
The best tasting cake. Went in to sample the cakes and picked an amazing assortment. Great staff and did an amazing job Read more...
The best tasting cake. Went in to sample the cakes and picked an amazing assortment. Great staff and did an amazing job with our cake. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
12/7/2013
4.9/5.0
Igor was so helpful with picking out our wedding cake! Each cake we tasted was so moist and delicious it was difficult to decide on a flavor because they were all so delicious. We ended up getting marble with hazelnut filling! We had beautiful snowflakes on our cake. Best looking and tasting cake!
Igor was so helpful with picking out our wedding cake! Each cake we tasted was so moist and delicious it was difficult to Read more...
Igor was so helpful with picking out our wedding cake! Each cake we tasted was so moist and delicious it was difficult to decide on a flavor because they were all so delicious. We ended up getting marble with hazelnut filling! We had beautiful snowflakes on our cake. Best looking and tasting cake! Read less
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Martell
Wedding:
11/3/2013
4.9/5.0
Created a custom cake that looked amazing and tasted even more amazing. Customer service was outstanding especially working with them from a different state. Heather is great!!
Created a custom cake that looked amazing and tasted even more amazing. Customer service was outstanding especially Read more...
Created a custom cake that looked amazing and tasted even more amazing. Customer service was outstanding especially working with them from a different state. Heather is great!! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/3/2013
4.9/5.0
Our cake was beautiful and exactly what we wanted! They were very easy to work with and replicated a picture of a cake I found on Pinterest perfectly! It was a beautiful focal point at our wedding reception.
Our cake was beautiful and exactly what we wanted! They were very easy to work with and replicated a picture of a cake I Read more...
Our cake was beautiful and exactly what we wanted! They were very easy to work with and replicated a picture of a cake I found on Pinterest perfectly! It was a beautiful focal point at our wedding reception. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Our wedding venue had given us a choice of two bakeries to use for our wedding cake. Baking Institute was a great pick! Setting up a tasting with them was very easy- picking the cake was not as easy since everything was delicious :) Igor did a wonderful job in taking our ideas and color theme and creating a beautiful cake!
Our wedding venue had given us a choice of two bakeries to use for our wedding cake. Baking Institute was a great pick! Read more...
Our wedding venue had given us a choice of two bakeries to use for our wedding cake. Baking Institute was a great pick! Setting up a tasting with them was very easy- picking the cake was not as easy since everything was delicious :) Igor did a wonderful job in taking our ideas and color theme and creating a beautiful cake! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
5/11/2013
4.9/5.0
I used the baking institute for my cake, the company was one of the vendors used by my reception venue as the cake was included. My cake was amazing it was beautiful and delicious. I did order an extra tier at $50 out of pocket cost because I wanted a 4 tier cake. I am glad I did as there was not much of my cake left over, that could have been the way it was cut but considering my venue does weddings all the time I think they always cut them the same way. The cake was great though.
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I used the baking institute for my cake, the company was one of the vendors used by my reception venue as the cake was included. My cake was amazing it was beautiful and delicious. I did order an extra tier at $50 out of pocket cost because I wanted a 4 tier cake. I am glad I did as there was not much of my cake left over, that could have been the way it was cut but considering my venue does weddings all the time I think they always cut them the same way. The cake was great though. Read less
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Hillary
Wedding:
11/3/2012
4.9/5.0
Our wedding cake was part of our package at Maggiano's and we could pick from two bakeries. After checking out reviews, we decided to meet with The Baking Institute first. We met with Tallie for the tasting. I brought in several pictures with things I liked and Tallie created a wonderful design to include bling (the rhinestone ribbon) and using the design on our Save the Date/Wedding Invitations to decorate the cake. We went with the white cake with white chocolate mousse filling and ivory buttercream. The cake turned out great and it was very tasty.
Our wedding cake was part of our package at Maggiano's and we could pick from two bakeries. After checking out reviews, we Read more...
Our wedding cake was part of our package at Maggiano's and we could pick from two bakeries. After checking out reviews, we decided to meet with The Baking Institute first. We met with Tallie for the tasting. I brought in several pictures with things I liked and Tallie created a wonderful design to include bling (the rhinestone ribbon) and using the design on our Save the Date/Wedding Invitations to decorate the cake. We went with the white cake with white chocolate mousse filling and ivory buttercream. The cake turned out great and it was very tasty. Read less
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happybride
Wedding:
10/9/2010
4.9/5.0
Igor baked us a beautiful wedding cake! We told him our colors, and he imagined a lovely design on the spot. Some bakers aren't as talented with buttercream as they are with fondant. Not only was buttercream an easy order for Igor, but our cake's surface was so smooth, even the scrollwork, no one knew the difference until they tasted that sumptuous buttercream. The cake was fantastic. The chocolate sponge was soft but firm, sweet but not too much so, and the strawberry filling was so yummy! Igor uses natural ingredients, and you can tell. You can really taste the strawberry. We had a few hiccups along the way, but he was very patient and professional when any problems arose. Thanks, Igor!
Igor baked us a beautiful wedding cake! We told him our colors, and he imagined a lovely design on the spot. Some bakers Read more...
Igor baked us a beautiful wedding cake! We told him our colors, and he imagined a lovely design on the spot. Some bakers aren't as talented with buttercream as they are with fondant. Not only was buttercream an easy order for Igor, but our cake's surface was so smooth, even the scrollwork, no one knew the difference until they tasted that sumptuous buttercream. The cake was fantastic. The chocolate sponge was soft but firm, sweet but not too much so, and the strawberry filling was so yummy! Igor uses natural ingredients, and you can tell. You can really taste the strawberry. We had a few hiccups along the way, but he was very patient and professional when any problems arose. Thanks, Igor! Read less
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Jacqueline
Wedding:
3/11/2010
4.9/5.0
Our guests could not stop talking about how delicious our cake was. And my husband who does not like sweets at all, could not stop commenting on how great our cake was. They were very professional and explained to us the differences in the cake design and pricesThe cake came out beautifully and tasted amazing!
Our guests could not stop talking about how delicious our cake was. And my husband who does not like sweets at all, could Read more...
Our guests could not stop talking about how delicious our cake was. And my husband who does not like sweets at all, could not stop commenting on how great our cake was. They were very professional and explained to us the differences in the cake design and pricesThe cake came out beautifully and tasted amazing! Read less
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Sandra
Wedding:
12/26/2009
4.9/5.0
Our cake was exactly what we expected and more.I designed the cake and they created it just as I wanted only better.They also tasted really good! Be willing to pay for it though!
Our cake was exactly what we expected and more.I designed the cake and they created it just as I wanted only better.They Read more...
Our cake was exactly what we expected and more.I designed the cake and they created it just as I wanted only better.They also tasted really good! Be willing to pay for it though! Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
10/26/2013
4.8/5.0
Our cake was included in our wedding package at Astoria through the Baking Institute and so all we had to do was schedule a tasting and pick out what kind of cake we wanted. It was a very easy process, we filled out an request online and scheduled a time to come in. We were able to view several cake designs and tasted our pre-selected cake options. The cake design we selected had roses on it and I wanted Calla Lillies which they were able to do at an extra cost. The cake was lovely and tasted great. I thought the calla lillies would be prettier but they were still very nice.
Our cake was included in our wedding package at Astoria through the Baking Institute and so all we had to do was schedule Read more...
Our cake was included in our wedding package at Astoria through the Baking Institute and so all we had to do was schedule a tasting and pick out what kind of cake we wanted. It was a very easy process, we filled out an request online and scheduled a time to come in. We were able to view several cake designs and tasted our pre-selected cake options. The cake design we selected had roses on it and I wanted Calla Lillies which they were able to do at an extra cost. The cake was lovely and tasted great. I thought the calla lillies would be prettier but they were still very nice. Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
9/13/2013
4.8/5.0
I cake was not only beatiful but delicious as well! I was unimpressed with the service when I went to pick it out but they make up for it with amazing cakes :)
I cake was not only beatiful but delicious as well! I was unimpressed with the service when I went to pick it out but they Read more...
I cake was not only beatiful but delicious as well! I was unimpressed with the service when I went to pick it out but they make up for it with amazing cakes :) Read less
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Ravi
Wedding:
5/11/2013
4.8/5.0
Best cake I have ever seen and the service was great. Quick and easy no hassle. Thanks
Best cake I have ever seen and the service was great. Quick and easy no hassle. Thanks
Best cake I have ever seen and the service was great. Quick and easy no hassle. Thanks Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Our wedding cake was wonderful. We were able to try 3 different combinations at the tasting. There were some sample cakes on display and a book of photos to choose the cake from. The cake was moist and matched perfectly to what was on display at the store. We met with the owner at the tasting, and you can tell that he takes great pride in his work. It was a great experience.
Our wedding cake was wonderful. We were able to try 3 different combinations at the tasting. There were some sample cakes Read more...
Our wedding cake was wonderful. We were able to try 3 different combinations at the tasting. There were some sample cakes on display and a book of photos to choose the cake from. The cake was moist and matched perfectly to what was on display at the store. We met with the owner at the tasting, and you can tell that he takes great pride in his work. It was a great experience. Read less
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Alyssa
Wedding:
6/2/2012
4.8/5.0
vWe loved our cake! We "decided" to go with The Baking Institute because a cake from them was included with our package from Abbington Banquets. Luckily, they are so good that I would have chosen them even if the cake wasn't included! Really, their cake is soooo good. Moist, great flavors. Yum. And I'm not usually a cake person. I cannot speak to the value of their product if you are purchasing separately from Abbington Banquets, but I remember their prices being very reasonable when we were looking for a groom's cake. They were always responsive to my emails. They let us pick a cake that was already in their books and tweak it the way we wanted, but we also could have brought in our own photo and done a whole new cake. The only negative is that some of their flavors are extra money. I originally wanted to do cream cheese frosting but it was an additional cost. Also, it was extra for sugar flowers.
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vWe loved our cake! We "decided" to go with The Baking Institute because a cake from them was included with our package from Abbington Banquets. Luckily, they are so good that I would have chosen them even if the cake wasn't included! Really, their cake is soooo good. Moist, great flavors. Yum. And I'm not usually a cake person. I cannot speak to the value of their product if you are purchasing separately from Abbington Banquets, but I remember their prices being very reasonable when we were looking for a groom's cake. They were always responsive to my emails. They let us pick a cake that was already in their books and tweak it the way we wanted, but we also could have brought in our own photo and done a whole new cake. The only negative is that some of their flavors are extra money. I originally wanted to do cream cheese frosting but it was an additional cost. Also, it was extra for sugar flowers. Read less
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Betsy
Wedding:
5/5/2012
4.8/5.0
Our cake was included in the package with the venue so I can't speak to the pricing but I was so happy with the quality of our cake through the Baking Institute. We met with them and I had a few images of what we wanted. A couple weeks before the wedding I looked at the images again and was a bit worried about part of the design we showed (it was a lot of detail and I was like I should have said not as much) him but in the end there was not as much design as the example & there was a little more color than we had talked about. It was perfect without my having to talk to him about it again, he was reading my mind. Our cake was beautiful and delicious!
Our cake was included in the package with the venue so I can't speak to the pricing but I was so happy with the quality of Read more...
Our cake was included in the package with the venue so I can't speak to the pricing but I was so happy with the quality of our cake through the Baking Institute. We met with them and I had a few images of what we wanted. A couple weeks before the wedding I looked at the images again and was a bit worried about part of the design we showed (it was a lot of detail and I was like I should have said not as much) him but in the end there was not as much design as the example & there was a little more color than we had talked about. It was perfect without my having to talk to him about it again, he was reading my mind. Our cake was beautiful and delicious! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
1/15/2011
4.8/5.0
Our cake turned out beautifully! It didn't just look good, it tasted good too!! My only hangup was that they don't really have a store front. It's in like an industrial business district. So when you go for the tasting, it can be somewhat of a challenge to find. The entrance is on the side of the building. Once we got in the office, Igor was very professional and showed us the options we had and he had the cake and filling flavors we had prerequested on their website. Everything was very good, so it was a tough decision, but we went with the red velvet cake with vanilla buttercream. It was a hit at the wedding!
Our cake turned out beautifully! It didn't just look good, it tasted good too!! My only hangup was that they don't really Read more...
Our cake turned out beautifully! It didn't just look good, it tasted good too!! My only hangup was that they don't really have a store front. It's in like an industrial business district. So when you go for the tasting, it can be somewhat of a challenge to find. The entrance is on the side of the building. Once we got in the office, Igor was very professional and showed us the options we had and he had the cake and filling flavors we had prerequested on their website. Everything was very good, so it was a tough decision, but we went with the red velvet cake with vanilla buttercream. It was a hit at the wedding! Read less
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Vanessa
Wedding:
9/1/2010
4.8/5.0
I used them for my bridal shower and wedding, Both cakes were delicious! When you go in for a tasting the portion sizes are HUGE and you can take whatever you dont eat home with you. My wedding cake was amazing. Everyone was blown away by it. The cake was so beautiful i didnt want to cut it! The cakes are moist and fresh. Igor told me no preservatives are added which is awesome. I would use them again.
I used them for my bridal shower and wedding, Both cakes were delicious! When you go in for a tasting the portion sizes Read more...
I used them for my bridal shower and wedding, Both cakes were delicious! When you go in for a tasting the portion sizes are HUGE and you can take whatever you dont eat home with you. My wedding cake was amazing. Everyone was blown away by it. The cake was so beautiful i didnt want to cut it! The cakes are moist and fresh. Igor told me no preservatives are added which is awesome. I would use them again. Read less
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michelleabal
Wedding:
6/12/2010
4.8/5.0
We picked The Baking Institute in Wheeling to create the wedding cake of my dreams. Not only is Igor and his staff extremely professional and creative, but their wedding cakes possess the most important thing that can sometimes be lacking in the world of wedding cakes – amazing taste!!! The Baking Institute was our first and only stop for taste testing. We went out to Igor’s studio and tried a handful of cake samples. His cakes melt in your mouth like butter and the flavor of his fillings cannot be described with words. We went with a 5 layer cake with 3 different combos – yellow cake and raspberry mousse, yellow cake and chocolate mousse, and marble with chocolate buttercream. At the tasting my husband was licking the plates clean, LOL. After speaking with Igor, sending him a few photos of different cakes and of my wedding dress, he created the most beautiful (and delicious) cake for us. It was perfection! Please save yourself any heartache on your wedding day and use Igor and The Baking Institute to create your cake. I will be calling him for any future events where we’ll need cakes or pastries.
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We picked The Baking Institute in Wheeling to create the wedding cake of my dreams. Not only is Igor and his staff extremely professional and creative, but their wedding cakes possess the most important thing that can sometimes be lacking in the world of wedding cakes – amazing taste!!! The Baking Institute was our first and only stop for taste testing. We went out to Igor’s studio and tried a handful of cake samples. His cakes melt in your mouth like butter and the flavor of his fillings cannot be described with words. We went with a 5 layer cake with 3 different combos – yellow cake and raspberry mousse, yellow cake and chocolate mousse, and marble with chocolate buttercream. At the tasting my husband was licking the plates clean, LOL. After speaking with Igor, sending him a few photos of different cakes and of my wedding dress, he created the most beautiful (and delicious) cake for us. It was perfection! Please save yourself any heartache on your wedding day and use Igor and The Baking Institute to create your cake. I will be calling him for any future events where we’ll need cakes or pastries. Read less
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asyang
Wedding:
5/22/2010
4.8/5.0
I was disappointed on the flowers at the top of the cake. I envisioned it being a darker red. Other than the flowers on top, the cake was beautiful and tasted great, all my guests loved it.
I was disappointed on the flowers at the top of the cake. I envisioned it being a darker red. Other than the flowers on Read more...
I was disappointed on the flowers at the top of the cake. I envisioned it being a darker red. Other than the flowers on top, the cake was beautiful and tasted great, all my guests loved it. Read less
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madcubana
Wedding:
1/16/2010
4.8/5.0
We ended up at the Baking Institute because it was one of the hotels preferred vendors...the cake tasting was the third one of the day and we were caked out....but by the time we tasted Igor's cakes, we were simply blown away. We ended up with a banana cake that tasted of the freshest bananas and his white chocolate and dark chocolate fudge/ganache was to die for. All of our guests were amazed by the cake. Like most people, we brought in our picture and Igor matched it up pretty well.
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We ended up at the Baking Institute because it was one of the hotels preferred vendors...the cake tasting was the third one of the day and we were caked out....but by the time we tasted Igor's cakes, we were simply blown away. We ended up with a banana cake that tasted of the freshest bananas and his white chocolate and dark chocolate fudge/ganache was to die for. All of our guests were amazed by the cake. Like most people, we brought in our picture and Igor matched it up pretty well. Read less
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Monica
Wedding:
9/18/2009
4.8/5.0
Igor was very pleasant, I showed him a picture of the cake I wanted replicated but in pink and brown with silver accents and he transformed the cake in the picture I wanted to fit my vision and it came out beautiful! The cake was delicious I was very impressed and it was also very affordable. I searched many places before I came across the baking institute at a bridal expo and he had me sold with there prices and quality of work, and of course the taste of the cake! I never had a cake that was so moist delicious and look so beautiful! You can't beat there prices, quality and Service! My cake was the Pink cake he was referring to I love pink and they made it happen!
Thanks for everything! - Monica
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Igor was very pleasant, I showed him a picture of the cake I wanted replicated but in pink and brown with silver accents and he transformed the cake in the picture I wanted to fit my vision and it came out beautiful! The cake was delicious I was very impressed and it was also very affordable. I searched many places before I came across the baking institute at a bridal expo and he had me sold with there prices and quality of work, and of course the taste of the cake! I never had a cake that was so moist delicious and look so beautiful! You can't beat there prices, quality and Service! My cake was the Pink cake he was referring to I love pink and they made it happen!
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/31/2009
4.8/5.0
Beautiful cake, custom made! Great selection of flavors. Very happy with vendor!!
Beautiful cake, custom made! Great selection of flavors. Very happy with vendor!!
Beautiful cake, custom made! Great selection of flavors. Very happy with vendor!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.7/5.0
Our wedding cake was not only gorgeous, but was so yummy! So many guests made sure to tell us how moist and delicious the cake was. While doing a lot of research on cake vendors, this vendor is one of the cheapest in the area.
Our wedding cake was not only gorgeous, but was so yummy! So many guests made sure to tell us how moist and delicious the Read more...
Our wedding cake was not only gorgeous, but was so yummy! So many guests made sure to tell us how moist and delicious the cake was. While doing a lot of research on cake vendors, this vendor is one of the cheapest in the area. Read less
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Maria
Wedding:
8/14/2010
4.7/5.0
When we came to our testing, the owner was out of town and did not tell the other guy about us, so we had to wait for them to make the cakes and him to find our info. After all that, the cake was beautiful and EVERYONE loved it. We did not get to try it, but we have the top tier in the freezer for our one year! I am so glad we picked them.
When we came to our testing, the owner was out of town and did not tell the other guy about us, so we had to wait for them Read more...
When we came to our testing, the owner was out of town and did not tell the other guy about us, so we had to wait for them to make the cakes and him to find our info. After all that, the cake was beautiful and EVERYONE loved it. We did not get to try it, but we have the top tier in the freezer for our one year! I am so glad we picked them. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
12/21/2012
4.6/5.0
I was a little nervous about using The Baking Institute after reading some iffy reviews online. But we were on a budget and the cake was included with our banquet hall (Astoria Banquets). I found a cake on their website that I loved and felt more at ease after the tasting and meeting Igor. Our cake arrived on time (that was a concern addressed in other reviews, but was not an issue for us at all) and was gorgeous. It was exactly what we selected and even better - it tasted great, too! I'd recommend them without hesitation.
I was a little nervous about using The Baking Institute after reading some iffy reviews online. But we were on a budget Read more...
I was a little nervous about using The Baking Institute after reading some iffy reviews online. But we were on a budget and the cake was included with our banquet hall (Astoria Banquets). I found a cake on their website that I loved and felt more at ease after the tasting and meeting Igor. Our cake arrived on time (that was a concern addressed in other reviews, but was not an issue for us at all) and was gorgeous. It was exactly what we selected and even better - it tasted great, too! I'd recommend them without hesitation. Read less
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Sharonda
Wedding:
3/25/2012
4.6/5.0
The cake looked and tasted excellent.
Note: Confirm your appointment prior to arrival.
The cake looked and tasted excellent.
Note: Confirm your appointment prior to arrival.
The cake looked and tasted excellent.
Note: Confirm your appointment prior to arrival. Read less
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virtuouswoman908
Wedding:
9/4/2010
4.6/5.0
Our wedding cake was awesome!!!! The only thing I didn't care for was the top of the cake. I was expecting for the bow on top to be more elaborate. Other than that, I love the taste and how moist the cake was. I will be ordering from them again!
Our wedding cake was awesome!!!! The only thing I didn't care for was the top of the cake. I was expecting for the bow on Read more...
Our wedding cake was awesome!!!! The only thing I didn't care for was the top of the cake. I was expecting for the bow on top to be more elaborate. Other than that, I love the taste and how moist the cake was. I will be ordering from them again! Read less
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Sam B.
Wedding:
7/18/2010
4.6/5.0
O...mi....god.....I am not a cake person and I LOVED OUR WEDDING CAKE!!!!!!!! These guys did the cake included in our wedding venue's package and I am soooooooooo happy they were the ones! We went with white cake with raspberry bavarian cream filling with buttercream frosting ^-^ Beyond delicious.

Also, the cake tasting was hilarious. I went by myself because my *then* fiance was at work and I was expecting maybe a bite of cake. Oh no, not at the Baking Institute. They brought out two huge pieces of cake. I almost died laughing. Igor was nice enough to box them up for me so I could take them home to my future husband to share ^-^.
O...mi....god.....I am not a cake person and I LOVED OUR WEDDING CAKE!!!!!!!! These guys did the cake included in our Read more...
O...mi....god.....I am not a cake person and I LOVED OUR WEDDING CAKE!!!!!!!! These guys did the cake included in our wedding venue's package and I am soooooooooo happy they were the ones! We went with white cake with raspberry bavarian cream filling with buttercream frosting ^-^ Beyond delicious.

Also, the cake tasting was hilarious. I went by myself because my *then* fiance was at work and I was expecting maybe a bite of cake. Oh no, not at the Baking Institute. They brought out two huge pieces of cake. I almost died laughing. Igor was nice enough to box them up for me so I could take them home to my future husband to share ^-^. Read less
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Marie
Wedding:
11/15/2008
4.6/5.0
Our wedding cake was beautiful and all the guests were raving about how great it tasted. We also used them to do our shower cake which was equally as beautiful.
Our wedding cake was beautiful and all the guests were raving about how great it tasted. We also used them to do our Read more...
Our wedding cake was beautiful and all the guests were raving about how great it tasted. We also used them to do our shower cake which was equally as beautiful. Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
9/17/2011
4.5/5.0
The baking institute made our cake as part of our reception package. Because of this, we did not visit other bakers, so keep in mind that I can't really compare. The tasting was in general disappointing. The woman who helped us was not very knowlegable about the type of cake or what goes well together. You can only pick a 3 to taste, otherwise you have to pay more (maybe this is normal?). The cake itself looked beautiful the day of the wedding and was exactly what they asked for. The cake was moist and the taste was good, but nothing to be too excited about.
The baking institute made our cake as part of our reception package. Because of this, we did not visit other bakers, so Read more...
The baking institute made our cake as part of our reception package. Because of this, we did not visit other bakers, so keep in mind that I can't really compare. The tasting was in general disappointing. The woman who helped us was not very knowlegable about the type of cake or what goes well together. You can only pick a 3 to taste, otherwise you have to pay more (maybe this is normal?). The cake itself looked beautiful the day of the wedding and was exactly what they asked for. The cake was moist and the taste was good, but nothing to be too excited about. Read less
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Sjames
Wedding:
11/20/2010
4.5/5.0
Cake looked great but was a little dry. I cant say too much about anything else with them since we got the cake included in our hall package.
Cake looked great but was a little dry. I cant say too much about anything else with them since we got the cake included Read more...
Cake looked great but was a little dry. I cant say too much about anything else with them since we got the cake included in our hall package. Read less
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Agnes
Wedding:
8/1/2009
4.5/5.0
We had an easy time getting a hold of Igor at the Baking Institute. Since our cake was partly covered by our banquet hall facility, we were directed to do our tasting at the bakery. Our appointment time fit our schedule and within one weekend, Igor helped us with the flavor and the design of the cake. We had lots of options to choose from and he provided us with many helpful suggestions. Since we gave him a picture of a cake that we wanted ours to resemble, we expected him to do just that. Our cake came our even better than we imagined. All our guests loved it and couldn't believe that it was real. It was very simple yet classy. It was super yummy as well. A few of our friends that are in the wedding planning stages can't wait to stop in at the Baking Institute to pick their cake. Truly, we had no worries when it came to this part of the wedding planning. I would recommend this bakery in a heart beat, both for the appearance and the taste of their products. Our sweet table was yummy as well!

Things for stressed brides to keep in mind - come in with a picture of what you want your cake to be like and with the color of your wedding if you plan to incorporate that into your cake.

Don't do fundant because butter cream is just as pretty and your guests won't eat the foundant layer.
We had an easy time getting a hold of Igor at the Baking Institute. Since our cake was partly covered by our banquet hall Read more...
We had an easy time getting a hold of Igor at the Baking Institute. Since our cake was partly covered by our banquet hall facility, we were directed to do our tasting at the bakery. Our appointment time fit our schedule and within one weekend, Igor helped us with the flavor and the design of the cake. We had lots of options to choose from and he provided us with many helpful suggestions. Since we gave him a picture of a cake that we wanted ours to resemble, we expected him to do just that. Our cake came our even better than we imagined. All our guests loved it and couldn't believe that it was real. It was very simple yet classy. It was super yummy as well. A few of our friends that are in the wedding planning stages can't wait to stop in at the Baking Institute to pick their cake. Truly, we had no worries when it came to this part of the wedding planning. I would recommend this bakery in a heart beat, both for the appearance and the taste of their products. Our sweet table was yummy as well!

Things for stressed brides to keep in mind - come in with a picture of what you want your cake to be like and with the color of your wedding if you plan to incorporate that into your cake.

Don't do fundant because butter cream is just as pretty and your guests won't eat the foundant layer. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.4/5.0
I though that the baking institute did a good job when I gave them the design of the cake I wanted and they were able to replicate it with my colors and design. I wish they had more favors to choose from though. Overall good choice as they had eggless cake options as well and cake tasted good!
I though that the baking institute did a good job when I gave them the design of the cake I wanted and they were able to Read more...
I though that the baking institute did a good job when I gave them the design of the cake I wanted and they were able to replicate it with my colors and design. I wish they had more favors to choose from though. Overall good choice as they had eggless cake options as well and cake tasted good! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.4/5.0
Our reception venue, Venuti's, included our cake from the Baking Institute. We went to a tasting and thought it tasted good, but felt like we were pushed a little to make certain decisions with our cake that would cause an upcharge. I ended up changing my mind after we left and found another cake on their website that would have no upcharge and looked really nice. It had 5 tiers and was white with silver on the edges. It was beautiful on the day of and tasted great! We had a bunch of leftovers, so my in-laws took them home and I just had a piece yesterday! It was a great cake and tasted good, which is all I was asking for! =]
Our reception venue, Venuti's, included our cake from the Baking Institute. We went to a tasting and thought it tasted Read more...
Our reception venue, Venuti's, included our cake from the Baking Institute. We went to a tasting and thought it tasted good, but felt like we were pushed a little to make certain decisions with our cake that would cause an upcharge. I ended up changing my mind after we left and found another cake on their website that would have no upcharge and looked really nice. It had 5 tiers and was white with silver on the edges. It was beautiful on the day of and tasted great! We had a bunch of leftovers, so my in-laws took them home and I just had a piece yesterday! It was a great cake and tasted good, which is all I was asking for! =] Read less
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Holly
Wedding:
11/11/2011
4.4/5.0
The initial meeting with Igor was short and sweet, and the whole staff was very easy to reach. However, I was a little disappointed when I saw our cake at the reception~ we didn't even cut it in front of everyone! We asked for a chic, crisp cake with grey flowers, and ended up with rounded edges and light purple flowers. Just make sure you double and triple check what you are getting!
The initial meeting with Igor was short and sweet, and the whole staff was very easy to reach. However, I was a little Read more...
The initial meeting with Igor was short and sweet, and the whole staff was very easy to reach. However, I was a little disappointed when I saw our cake at the reception~ we didn't even cut it in front of everyone! We asked for a chic, crisp cake with grey flowers, and ended up with rounded edges and light purple flowers. Just make sure you double and triple check what you are getting! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.4/5.0
Our wedding cake was beautiful. It was included in our package with our reception hall, but we had to pay extra to have flowers put on the cake, which were worth it. The only gripe is that I sent in a picture of what my bouquet would look like (purple and yellows) to match the cake, but the flowers on the cake ended up being more red...
Our wedding cake was beautiful. It was included in our package with our reception hall, but we had to pay extra to have Read more...
Our wedding cake was beautiful. It was included in our package with our reception hall, but we had to pay extra to have flowers put on the cake, which were worth it. The only gripe is that I sent in a picture of what my bouquet would look like (purple and yellows) to match the cake, but the flowers on the cake ended up being more red... Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.3/5.0
We were very pleased with presentation of our wedding cake, but was not so pleased with the taste of the icing. It was not the typical butter-cream, but since it was included in the package we went with it. Nonetheless, our guest enjoyed it and asked to take slices home.
We were very pleased with presentation of our wedding cake, but was not so pleased with the taste of the icing. It was not Read more...
We were very pleased with presentation of our wedding cake, but was not so pleased with the taste of the icing. It was not the typical butter-cream, but since it was included in the package we went with it. Nonetheless, our guest enjoyed it and asked to take slices home. Read less
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Lori
Wedding:
3/24/2012
4.3/5.0
We booked the Baking Institute because they were included with our package for the hotel where we had our reception. Communicating with Tallie was very easy and she was quick to respond to any questions we had. When we met w/Igor, the head baker, he wasn't the most friendly person in the world, but I also realize that there are cultural differences as well. He was confident in his abilities and produced a beautiful and delicious cake for us. We showed him a picture and he was able to recreate it perfectly using buttercream (no extra charges for fondant). We did have to pay a bit extra to get the red velvet, but in the end we did save a lot of money booking w/an all-inclusive venue and the additional charge per person was minimal. Also, I wish we were allowed to taste more than 3 combos of cake, but luckily we knew what we wanted. We're glad we didn't have to serve sheet cake to our guests!
We booked the Baking Institute because they were included with our package for the hotel where we had our reception. Read more...
We booked the Baking Institute because they were included with our package for the hotel where we had our reception. Communicating with Tallie was very easy and she was quick to respond to any questions we had. When we met w/Igor, the head baker, he wasn't the most friendly person in the world, but I also realize that there are cultural differences as well. He was confident in his abilities and produced a beautiful and delicious cake for us. We showed him a picture and he was able to recreate it perfectly using buttercream (no extra charges for fondant). We did have to pay a bit extra to get the red velvet, but in the end we did save a lot of money booking w/an all-inclusive venue and the additional charge per person was minimal. Also, I wish we were allowed to taste more than 3 combos of cake, but luckily we knew what we wanted. We're glad we didn't have to serve sheet cake to our guests! Read less
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resaw610
Wedding:
4/19/2008
4.3/5.0
All I have to say is chocolate fantasy mousse cake! It was unbelievable! I would recommend the baking institute to anyone!
All I have to say is chocolate fantasy mousse cake! It was unbelievable! I would recommend the baking institute to anyone! Read more...
All I have to say is chocolate fantasy mousse cake! It was unbelievable! I would recommend the baking institute to anyone! Read less
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Fay
Wedding:
11/10/2012
4.2/5.0
We asked for an unusual style of wedding cake- a dragon and phoenix! I don't think they had ever done one before, but the woman who worked with us was very supportive of our ideas. They created the cake based on pictures we gave them. At the wedding we got TONS of compliments on the cake. I only took some points off for value because basically any flavor cake besides chocolate or vanilla incurs an extra charge. They do a good job, but it's not cheap.
We asked for an unusual style of wedding cake- a dragon and phoenix! I don't think they had ever done one before, but the Read more...
We asked for an unusual style of wedding cake- a dragon and phoenix! I don't think they had ever done one before, but the woman who worked with us was very supportive of our ideas. They created the cake based on pictures we gave them. At the wedding we got TONS of compliments on the cake. I only took some points off for value because basically any flavor cake besides chocolate or vanilla incurs an extra charge. They do a good job, but it's not cheap. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.2/5.0
Cake tasted AMAZING, but didn't look at all like what we had asked for.
Cake tasted AMAZING, but didn't look at all like what we had asked for.
Cake tasted AMAZING, but didn't look at all like what we had asked for. Read less
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emily
Wedding:
7/11/2010
4.1/5.0
Our wedding cake was delicious and almost what we paid for. We paid for an extra glittery confette to make our cake sparkle and that wasn't on it. However Igor was very nice, and patient. I wish he could of had some ideas to give us when choosing our cake. It was red velvet and very tasty. The missing touches and extra costs is dissapointing and I would suggest to be very specific, but overall very nice company.
Our wedding cake was delicious and almost what we paid for. We paid for an extra glittery confette to make our cake Read more...
Our wedding cake was delicious and almost what we paid for. We paid for an extra glittery confette to make our cake sparkle and that wasn't on it. However Igor was very nice, and patient. I wish he could of had some ideas to give us when choosing our cake. It was red velvet and very tasty. The missing touches and extra costs is dissapointing and I would suggest to be very specific, but overall very nice company. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.0/5.0
Cake tasted good, but was very boring looking and didn't have very many choices to choose from when working with the Holiday Inn Elgin.
Cake tasted good, but was very boring looking and didn't have very many choices to choose from when working with the Read more...
Cake tasted good, but was very boring looking and didn't have very many choices to choose from when working with the Holiday Inn Elgin. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.0/5.0
Our venue provided the cake for us through The Baking Institute so we only had to pay for a sugar flower upgrade. We had some minor set backs such as waiting outside for about a half hour because no one was there when I went to drop off our cake topper and sample flowers. I was able to fit the throught their mails slot thought and everything turned out beautiful and delicious.
Our venue provided the cake for us through The Baking Institute so we only had to pay for a sugar flower upgrade. We had Read more...
Our venue provided the cake for us through The Baking Institute so we only had to pay for a sugar flower upgrade. We had some minor set backs such as waiting outside for about a half hour because no one was there when I went to drop off our cake topper and sample flowers. I was able to fit the throught their mails slot thought and everything turned out beautiful and delicious. Read less
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LindaV
Wedding:
4/25/2009
4.0/5.0
Great cake - limited selection, but you can bring in a picture of the cake! Busy busy busy - they are always busy at the location, Igor is pretty quick at responding to emails and calls but they should get another person. (seems like it's a one man operation.)
Great cake - limited selection, but you can bring in a picture of the cake! Busy busy busy - they are always busy at the Read more...
Great cake - limited selection, but you can bring in a picture of the cake! Busy busy busy - they are always busy at the location, Igor is pretty quick at responding to emails and calls but they should get another person. (seems like it's a one man operation.) Read less
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Kohi's Daddy
Wedding:
5/17/2008
4.0/5.0
Vendor was recommended by the Westin hotel.

Cake looked and tasted great.
Vendor was recommended by the Westin hotel.

Cake looked and tasted great.
Vendor was recommended by the Westin hotel.

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Nikki
Wedding:
4/27/2013
3.9/5.0
The decoration on the cake wasn't exactly what we wanted but it tasted amazing and the prices were unbeatable! I would definitely recommend this vendor, just bring a lot of pictures if you have a specific idea in your head of what design your are looking for. But, the place has thousands of pictures of cakes they have done in the past. This place defining knows wedding cakes!!!
The decoration on the cake wasn't exactly what we wanted but it tasted amazing and the prices were unbeatable! I would Read more...
The decoration on the cake wasn't exactly what we wanted but it tasted amazing and the prices were unbeatable! I would definitely recommend this vendor, just bring a lot of pictures if you have a specific idea in your head of what design your are looking for. But, the place has thousands of pictures of cakes they have done in the past. This place defining knows wedding cakes!!! Read less
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Just married
Wedding:
4/2/2011
3.9/5.0
The Baking Institute did a great job on our wedding cake, it looked exactly how we had discussed it would look in our consultation. They had so many design choices and lots of cake and filling choices. Igor was very accommodating and was willing to work with us to make our perfect cake. The one complaint we had was that we ordered a cake topper from them and they were suppose to put it on the cake when it was delivered. When my husband and I went to cut the cake there was no topper, it wasn't until the next day that it showed up randomly. A missing cake topper is minor in the grand scheme of things, but we did pay for the topper and never got to use it :(
The Baking Institute did a great job on our wedding cake, it looked exactly how we had discussed it would look in our Read more...
The Baking Institute did a great job on our wedding cake, it looked exactly how we had discussed it would look in our consultation. They had so many design choices and lots of cake and filling choices. Igor was very accommodating and was willing to work with us to make our perfect cake. The one complaint we had was that we ordered a cake topper from them and they were suppose to put it on the cake when it was delivered. When my husband and I went to cut the cake there was no topper, it wasn't until the next day that it showed up randomly. A missing cake topper is minor in the grand scheme of things, but we did pay for the topper and never got to use it :( Read less
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Meredith
Wedding:
9/4/2011
3.8/5.0
Cantigny includes cake and the original baker retired before our wedding so we had to use the Baking Institute. The cake was delicious but the flowers were the wrong shade of red. Not a big deal but still not perfect.
Cantigny includes cake and the original baker retired before our wedding so we had to use the Baking Institute. The cake Read more...
Cantigny includes cake and the original baker retired before our wedding so we had to use the Baking Institute. The cake was delicious but the flowers were the wrong shade of red. Not a big deal but still not perfect. Read less
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Mary Jo
Wedding:
8/13/2011
3.8/5.0
Two weeks before our wedding, our reception venue informed us that they had to switch our cake order to The Baking Institute. We had already done a tasting etc with their previous bakery, but that bakery quit on them, and all cakes were now going through the Baking Institute. Understandably, my fiance and I were a bit nervous. We had loved the cake we had already picked and really didn't want to change anything.

We decided to do a tasting with them, and the first one didn't go well. My fiance called to make an appt, which then they made him confirm over their website. Their website didn't have the flavors we wanted, but he had to chose something, so at our first tasting we didn't actually get to taste the flavors we originally chose and wanted. Very disappointing after driving all the way up to Wheeling on a Friday night.

Igor sat with us and made sure he understood what we wanted. Ultimately we got an extra tier on the cake as well, as he said the original design would never have fed the number of guest we were having. He said come back Sunday and we'll have a sample for you. So I did and the cake was amazing! We had chosen two flavors, lemon and chocolate, both with a rasberry preserve filling and buttercream icing.

The final product at the reception was fabulous! Looked and tasted exactly like we wanted. If I ever need a cake for an large event again, I would use The Baking Institute.
Two weeks before our wedding, our reception venue informed us that they had to switch our cake order to The Baking Read more...
Two weeks before our wedding, our reception venue informed us that they had to switch our cake order to The Baking Institute. We had already done a tasting etc with their previous bakery, but that bakery quit on them, and all cakes were now going through the Baking Institute. Understandably, my fiance and I were a bit nervous. We had loved the cake we had already picked and really didn't want to change anything.

We decided to do a tasting with them, and the first one didn't go well. My fiance called to make an appt, which then they made him confirm over their website. Their website didn't have the flavors we wanted, but he had to chose something, so at our first tasting we didn't actually get to taste the flavors we originally chose and wanted. Very disappointing after driving all the way up to Wheeling on a Friday night.

Igor sat with us and made sure he understood what we wanted. Ultimately we got an extra tier on the cake as well, as he said the original design would never have fed the number of guest we were having. He said come back Sunday and we'll have a sample for you. So I did and the cake was amazing! We had chosen two flavors, lemon and chocolate, both with a rasberry preserve filling and buttercream icing.

The final product at the reception was fabulous! Looked and tasted exactly like we wanted. If I ever need a cake for an large event again, I would use The Baking Institute. Read less
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James
Wedding:
9/17/2011
3.7/5.0
I had them make a surprise Harley Davidson groom cake, and it was exactly as I had imagined. I emailed them a picture of what I wanted, and it was an awesome job
Both the groom and the main wedding cakes were delicious, I got many compliments from the guests. Sometimes I know wedding cakes can taste bland, but their cakes were fresh and delicious, and the frosting wasn't too sweet.
The only thing they can improve on I think is the customer service. It was hard to get a hold of them by phone and email, my wedding planner had to really push to get timely responses. They also weren't able to show me a demo of what my cake toppers would have looked like (I wanted cartoon replicas of me and the groom), and they didn't turn out quite as I had imagined in my head, didn't really look like us at all.
I had them make a surprise Harley Davidson groom cake, and it was exactly as I had imagined. I emailed them a picture of Read more...
I had them make a surprise Harley Davidson groom cake, and it was exactly as I had imagined. I emailed them a picture of what I wanted, and it was an awesome job
Both the groom and the main wedding cakes were delicious, I got many compliments from the guests. Sometimes I know wedding cakes can taste bland, but their cakes were fresh and delicious, and the frosting wasn't too sweet.
The only thing they can improve on I think is the customer service. It was hard to get a hold of them by phone and email, my wedding planner had to really push to get timely responses. They also weren't able to show me a demo of what my cake toppers would have looked like (I wanted cartoon replicas of me and the groom), and they didn't turn out quite as I had imagined in my head, didn't really look like us at all. Read less
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kegolab
Wedding:
6/4/2011
3.7/5.0
The cake for our wedding was absolutely delicious!!!! People raved about the cake (red velvet with buttercream). The cake was included with our reception vendor so we didn't have to actually pay for the cake. However, EVERYTHING is an upcharge at this place. We had to pay extra for red velvet flavor. We also wanted to add 6-8 sugar flowers to our cake and that was a $1.50 charge per person! So for 6 sugar flowers on our cake, they wanted us to pay an extra $375 for 6 sugar flowers. Egor (not sure if that's his name) was rather difficult to work with. He seemed very impatient with us and was not very helpful.
The cake for our wedding was absolutely delicious!!!! People raved about the cake (red velvet with buttercream). The cake Read more...
The cake for our wedding was absolutely delicious!!!! People raved about the cake (red velvet with buttercream). The cake was included with our reception vendor so we didn't have to actually pay for the cake. However, EVERYTHING is an upcharge at this place. We had to pay extra for red velvet flavor. We also wanted to add 6-8 sugar flowers to our cake and that was a $1.50 charge per person! So for 6 sugar flowers on our cake, they wanted us to pay an extra $375 for 6 sugar flowers. Egor (not sure if that's his name) was rather difficult to work with. He seemed very impatient with us and was not very helpful. Read less
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CATHERINE
Wedding:
11/23/2012
3.6/5.0
Our reception hall, The Cotillion, uses Baking Institute for their wedding cakes as part of their reception packages. Originally, they double booked our appt. & had to reschedule. When we finally went in, we expected to meet with a designer or baker, but we met with an office person. She provided zero creative advice and more or less just took our order.

We tasted 3 different cakes with a variety of frostings and ended up ordering an almond cake with a hazelnut frosting. We wanted something different than your standard wedding cake and achieved just that.

Overall, we were happy with our cake, but would have liked some sort of guidance since I had no idea what I was doing, as most brides probably don't, and did not receive that at all. I provided them my own sketch of my cake and they used this to make our cake. It came our beautifully and tasted delicious, but we basically ordered from their "menu" of options. We skipped the fake flowers and let our florist decorate the cake with real roses.

Would I use them again? Possibly.
Our reception hall, The Cotillion, uses Baking Institute for their wedding cakes as part of their reception packages. Read more...
Our reception hall, The Cotillion, uses Baking Institute for their wedding cakes as part of their reception packages. Originally, they double booked our appt. & had to reschedule. When we finally went in, we expected to meet with a designer or baker, but we met with an office person. She provided zero creative advice and more or less just took our order.

We tasted 3 different cakes with a variety of frostings and ended up ordering an almond cake with a hazelnut frosting. We wanted something different than your standard wedding cake and achieved just that.

Overall, we were happy with our cake, but would have liked some sort of guidance since I had no idea what I was doing, as most brides probably don't, and did not receive that at all. I provided them my own sketch of my cake and they used this to make our cake. It came our beautifully and tasted delicious, but we basically ordered from their "menu" of options. We skipped the fake flowers and let our florist decorate the cake with real roses.

Would I use them again? Possibly. Read less
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Larissa
Wedding:
9/22/2012
3.4/5.0
I do not like to give bad reviews but I have no choice in our situation. The Baking Institute works with the Biagio to supply the cake. I met with the baker, selected my cake and filling and he promised the cake would be at my venue by 4pm on my wedding day. Well, 7pm came around, we were ready for our cake cutting and guess what??? NO CAKE. Our venue had to put out a FAKE CARDBOARD CAKE and we had to pretend to cut it. Our cake did eventually show up hours later, but we were never told WHY it was not on time. How embarrassing.
I do not like to give bad reviews but I have no choice in our situation. The Baking Institute works with the Biagio to Read more...
I do not like to give bad reviews but I have no choice in our situation. The Baking Institute works with the Biagio to supply the cake. I met with the baker, selected my cake and filling and he promised the cake would be at my venue by 4pm on my wedding day. Well, 7pm came around, we were ready for our cake cutting and guess what??? NO CAKE. Our venue had to put out a FAKE CARDBOARD CAKE and we had to pretend to cut it. Our cake did eventually show up hours later, but we were never told WHY it was not on time. How embarrassing. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.0/5.0
The cake was very childish . We had an elaborate design and they wanted the challenge they charged us an extra 400 and it looked amature. The taste was pretty good but still disappointed.
The cake was very childish . We had an elaborate design and they wanted the challenge they charged us an extra 400 and it Read more...
The cake was very childish . We had an elaborate design and they wanted the challenge they charged us an extra 400 and it looked amature. The taste was pretty good but still disappointed. Read less
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Ernest
Wedding:
5/5/2014
3.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was not the way we wanted.
We went to taste the cake with different ingredients, and we showed them the picture of the cake,
black ribbons around each staging, and green sugar flowers on top of each. And paid 130$ extra for four flowers. But it didnt happen, the flowers were real fresh flowers, and PINK flowers. The
banquete hall was decorated with green accent, and PINK flowers didnt make any sense, considering that we paid $130.00 for just 4 tiny sugar green flowers :(((
Our wedding cake was not the way we wanted.
We went to taste the cake with different ingredients, and we showed them Read more...
Our wedding cake was not the way we wanted.
We went to taste the cake with different ingredients, and we showed them the picture of the cake,
black ribbons around each staging, and green sugar flowers on top of each. And paid 130$ extra for four flowers. But it didnt happen, the flowers were real fresh flowers, and PINK flowers. The
banquete hall was decorated with green accent, and PINK flowers didnt make any sense, considering that we paid $130.00 for just 4 tiny sugar green flowers :((( Read less
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Lyndsey
Wedding:
11/9/2012
2.8/5.0
I am a big cake lover and I wasn't very happy with my cake. It looked GORGEOUS but the overall taste with the cake wasn't that amazing. If I could do my wedding over again this is the only thing I might have changed. The appearance was better than I had imagined but I didn't enjoy eating it and I had some "Ok" comments about it as well. I would probably go to another baker if you could.
I am a big cake lover and I wasn't very happy with my cake. It looked GORGEOUS but the overall taste with the cake wasn't Read more...
I am a big cake lover and I wasn't very happy with my cake. It looked GORGEOUS but the overall taste with the cake wasn't that amazing. If I could do my wedding over again this is the only thing I might have changed. The appearance was better than I had imagined but I didn't enjoy eating it and I had some "Ok" comments about it as well. I would probably go to another baker if you could. Read less
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Whitney
Wedding:
11/11/2012
2.7/5.0
My cake was terrible !!! Although it taste great! Their artist sucked! This vendor was provided through my reception venue Astoria Banquets. I'm thinking since we didn't personally pay the Baking Institute they kind of skimped out on our design portion of our cake! Which is was people obviously see first! They provided their idea of a sketch artist which was only a sales associate! She drew what we envisioned and after her advising she wasn't the artist and how much better the artists actually do with with the designs. Well our wedding cake looked like my 16 month old drew the designs!! I was horrified our colors were wrong! They placed a ribbon on our cake that we couldn't cut through so it was pulled by us all around the cake while the photographer was taking photos!!! Terrible! The bad part about this was that we asked to view our cake before. They would not let us see this creation of theirs before our guests had the first look.
My cake was terrible !!! Although it taste great! Their artist sucked! This vendor was provided through my reception venue Read more...
My cake was terrible !!! Although it taste great! Their artist sucked! This vendor was provided through my reception venue Astoria Banquets. I'm thinking since we didn't personally pay the Baking Institute they kind of skimped out on our design portion of our cake! Which is was people obviously see first! They provided their idea of a sketch artist which was only a sales associate! She drew what we envisioned and after her advising she wasn't the artist and how much better the artists actually do with with the designs. Well our wedding cake looked like my 16 month old drew the designs!! I was horrified our colors were wrong! They placed a ribbon on our cake that we couldn't cut through so it was pulled by us all around the cake while the photographer was taking photos!!! Terrible! The bad part about this was that we asked to view our cake before. They would not let us see this creation of theirs before our guests had the first look. Read less
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Dina
Wedding:
7/4/2010
2.7/5.0
I don't want to go on and on, but as I was looking through the pictures from our wedding, a picture of the cake caught my eye. Why? Because it was amazing?? NO!! Because it was not what we had asked for. Yes, the flavor was correct. Yes, the shape was correct as were one of the requested design elements. But, the items I emphasized the most...the number of tiers, the colors of the wedding added to the cake...the decorative sugar flowers on top of the top tier...MISSING. I don't think any bride or groom pays that much attention to the cake at the actual wedding, but since we went through such trouble to perfectly describe, in detail, in person, and via email everything we wanted, I can't help but think, what was the point? They missed almost everything we had asked for anyway. Thank goodness the flavor was correct. You only get to have your wedding once, and if your vendors can't understand that even with all their experience in the industry, who does? Needless to repeat, disappointing...
I don't want to go on and on, but as I was looking through the pictures from our wedding, a picture of the cake caught my Read more...
I don't want to go on and on, but as I was looking through the pictures from our wedding, a picture of the cake caught my eye. Why? Because it was amazing?? NO!! Because it was not what we had asked for. Yes, the flavor was correct. Yes, the shape was correct as were one of the requested design elements. But, the items I emphasized the most...the number of tiers, the colors of the wedding added to the cake...the decorative sugar flowers on top of the top tier...MISSING. I don't think any bride or groom pays that much attention to the cake at the actual wedding, but since we went through such trouble to perfectly describe, in detail, in person, and via email everything we wanted, I can't help but think, what was the point? They missed almost everything we had asked for anyway. Thank goodness the flavor was correct. You only get to have your wedding once, and if your vendors can't understand that even with all their experience in the industry, who does? Needless to repeat, disappointing... Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
5/11/2012
2.6/5.0
The cake was very good, although I am always one for homemade cake, it wasnt too bad. We thought that the cake would be covered in fondant with the designs made from fondant as well. It was just covered in white frosting and he had used black ribbon wrapped around instead of making it all out of fondant. It looked good from afar, but up close you could see the ribbon rubbing into the frosting and it didnt look all that great. We didnt really have a choice of who our baker was, it was included in our package for our banquet.
The cake was very good, although I am always one for homemade cake, it wasnt too bad. We thought that the cake would be Read more...
The cake was very good, although I am always one for homemade cake, it wasnt too bad. We thought that the cake would be covered in fondant with the designs made from fondant as well. It was just covered in white frosting and he had used black ribbon wrapped around instead of making it all out of fondant. It looked good from afar, but up close you could see the ribbon rubbing into the frosting and it didnt look all that great. We didnt really have a choice of who our baker was, it was included in our package for our banquet. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
10/8/2011
2.4/5.0
To set up a tasting, you have to go on their website and select the types of cakes and the types of fillings that you would like to try. There are some great options on there. Unfortunately there is no guidance. We didn't know anything about wedding cake, so we select three options that sounded good. When we went in for our tasting, we tried 3 different cakes that had obviously been frozen just a short time ago. We weren't really thrilled about any of the options. Igor then told us that it was because those options don't go well together. We felt like idiots. We asked what might taste good together and he rattled off a couple of options. He told us to pick other choices, let him know, and we could come in to the bakery, pick them up and drop them bring them home to try (we were on a tight schedule). When we called with our choices, we were told we would need to come in again to the Northbrook option.

During our tasting, we were trying to pick a design; Igor just kept telling us that "our cake would be beautiful" rather than actually giving any input about the cake itself. Nearly every option we like, he told us it would cost extra because it was fondant. We did find it frustrating because we were overwhelmed with options and looking for some direction. However, for those of you looking for a place that will do nearly any design you can think of, these are your people. They were really open to anything.

My biggest complaint was the problem we had just days before our wedding. Igor had told us to email the design we wanted. We did that nearly three months before our wedding, but we heard nothing. I went in and dropped off the color swatch and I still didn't hear anything about our design. On Tuesday or Wednesday before our Saturday wedding, we got a call from Igor that the design we picked was fondant and we they would have to charge us more. If not, we could just do a plain box cake. We were both furious. It was extortion at that point. We didn't have time to pick a new design, and heck - I could have gone to Jewel and picked out a box cake. My fiancé called back and complained very loudly. They ended up doing the design in butter cream.

I came by to drop off the cake topper and they were closed, so we asked what time they would be open to come by again. They gave us a time frame. I came by again on Wednesday and again, they were closed. I wasn't the only bride there. Another had driven an hour to get there. Fortunately for her, the topper she picked was small enough to put through the slot. She wasn't happy either - she had called and set up an appointment to drop it off. My fiancé called and by now, we were really upset. We were told that if it was a simple topper, we could just bring it and put in on ourselves! Absolutely not, we told them we would bring it out, and now with only two days left, they told us they would be there on Thursday when we got there. We again drove nearly 40 minutes out there, and again they were closed. There was a note on the door this time that they had stepped out for lunch. After about 10 minutes they came back.

Well, obviously we didn't have the best experience, but the cake did turn our beautifully. Igor told us at every chance he could how busy they were and bragged about how many cakes they do in a week. If you are looking for a personal experience, I would pass. If you know what you want, I'd be willing they could do a great job.

If you are like us, and they are the vendor for your wedding site (they have contracts with many different reception sites) plan on some headache.
To set up a tasting, you have to go on their website and select the types of cakes and the types of fillings that you Read more...
To set up a tasting, you have to go on their website and select the types of cakes and the types of fillings that you would like to try. There are some great options on there. Unfortunately there is no guidance. We didn't know anything about wedding cake, so we select three options that sounded good. When we went in for our tasting, we tried 3 different cakes that had obviously been frozen just a short time ago. We weren't really thrilled about any of the options. Igor then told us that it was because those options don't go well together. We felt like idiots. We asked what might taste good together and he rattled off a couple of options. He told us to pick other choices, let him know, and we could come in to the bakery, pick them up and drop them bring them home to try (we were on a tight schedule). When we called with our choices, we were told we would need to come in again to the Northbrook option.

During our tasting, we were trying to pick a design; Igor just kept telling us that "our cake would be beautiful" rather than actually giving any input about the cake itself. Nearly every option we like, he told us it would cost extra because it was fondant. We did find it frustrating because we were overwhelmed with options and looking for some direction. However, for those of you looking for a place that will do nearly any design you can think of, these are your people. They were really open to anything.

My biggest complaint was the problem we had just days before our wedding. Igor had told us to email the design we wanted. We did that nearly three months before our wedding, but we heard nothing. I went in and dropped off the color swatch and I still didn't hear anything about our design. On Tuesday or Wednesday before our Saturday wedding, we got a call from Igor that the design we picked was fondant and we they would have to charge us more. If not, we could just do a plain box cake. We were both furious. It was extortion at that point. We didn't have time to pick a new design, and heck - I could have gone to Jewel and picked out a box cake. My fiancé called back and complained very loudly. They ended up doing the design in butter cream.

I came by to drop off the cake topper and they were closed, so we asked what time they would be open to come by again. They gave us a time frame. I came by again on Wednesday and again, they were closed. I wasn't the only bride there. Another had driven an hour to get there. Fortunately for her, the topper she picked was small enough to put through the slot. She wasn't happy either - she had called and set up an appointment to drop it off. My fiancé called and by now, we were really upset. We were told that if it was a simple topper, we could just bring it and put in on ourselves! Absolutely not, we told them we would bring it out, and now with only two days left, they told us they would be there on Thursday when we got there. We again drove nearly 40 minutes out there, and again they were closed. There was a note on the door this time that they had stepped out for lunch. After about 10 minutes they came back.

Well, obviously we didn't have the best experience, but the cake did turn our beautifully. Igor told us at every chance he could how busy they were and bragged about how many cakes they do in a week. If you are looking for a personal experience, I would pass. If you know what you want, I'd be willing they could do a great job.

If you are like us, and they are the vendor for your wedding site (they have contracts with many different reception sites) plan on some headache. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
10/5/2013
1.2/5.0
I am very surprised to see such high ratings, as our experience with the Baking Institute literally left me in tears.

We drove the hour from the city to their showroom to have a cake tasting and consultation. I wasn't a huge fan of wedding planning, but I love cake, and baking is one of my passions, so I had been looking forward to the cake tasting since we started planning. The sales associate we met was polite enough when we got there, but seemed pretty clueless. We were sent there by our caterer, Biagio, and had been told they do all of their cakes. The sales woman didn't know what our contract included and told me she had never heard of Biagio before. The cake tasted fine, but she really didn't seem like she wanted to be there, and made us feel uncomfortable.

I wanted a very simple butter cream cake, with the top layer covered in fondant dots. I had pictures, which I showed to the sales associate, who is not a baker. She flat out told me they wouldn't do my cake unless I had the entire thing covered in fondant, which we don't like the taste of, and thus, did not want to pay the up charge. She took out a book of pictures, told us to pick one of those cakes (did NOT try to work with me at all or even point out similar cakes to what I had described) and left the room. At this point, I wasn't sure we had another bakery contracted to work with (thank god we did with Sugar Hills), so I tried to pick out something. The weirdest part is that the sales associate was making me take pictures of their showroom cakes and email them pictures to her for our file. My internet wasn't working, so she sent me out into the rain to try to get the email to send. It was very bizarre. I made my displeasure known multiple times and was on the verge of tears at how we were being treated, but she didn't seem concerned. When all of this was relayed to Igor, the owner, we were told he would contact us to make it right, but he never did. Needless to say, we used a different bakery.
I am very surprised to see such high ratings, as our experience with the Baking Institute literally left me in tears. Read more...
I am very surprised to see such high ratings, as our experience with the Baking Institute literally left me in tears.

We drove the hour from the city to their showroom to have a cake tasting and consultation. I wasn't a huge fan of wedding planning, but I love cake, and baking is one of my passions, so I had been looking forward to the cake tasting since we started planning. The sales associate we met was polite enough when we got there, but seemed pretty clueless. We were sent there by our caterer, Biagio, and had been told they do all of their cakes. The sales woman didn't know what our contract included and told me she had never heard of Biagio before. The cake tasted fine, but she really didn't seem like she wanted to be there, and made us feel uncomfortable.

I wanted a very simple butter cream cake, with the top layer covered in fondant dots. I had pictures, which I showed to the sales associate, who is not a baker. She flat out told me they wouldn't do my cake unless I had the entire thing covered in fondant, which we don't like the taste of, and thus, did not want to pay the up charge. She took out a book of pictures, told us to pick one of those cakes (did NOT try to work with me at all or even point out similar cakes to what I had described) and left the room. At this point, I wasn't sure we had another bakery contracted to work with (thank god we did with Sugar Hills), so I tried to pick out something. The weirdest part is that the sales associate was making me take pictures of their showroom cakes and email them pictures to her for our file. My internet wasn't working, so she sent me out into the rain to try to get the email to send. It was very bizarre. I made my displeasure known multiple times and was on the verge of tears at how we were being treated, but she didn't seem concerned. When all of this was relayed to Igor, the owner, we were told he would contact us to make it right, but he never did. Needless to say, we used a different bakery. Read less
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Desiree
Wedding:
5/28/2011
1.1/5.0
I was super excited to have found this place. The cake tasting went great and I did not stop boasting about how good the cakes were, even recommending them to my friends that are getting married soon. The price was definitely reasonable.
The cake did look nice on the wedding day, HOWEVER it was not what it was supposed to look like, and they were an HOUR late!!! We paid for 7 sugar lillies, and only 4 was placed on the cake. The lillies were supposed to cascade off the cake but were just bunched together. The top and bottom layer was supposed to have fresh strawberries, but the strawberries were very sparse. The taste was average, but certainly not as good as it was at the tasting. We were told the columns would be clear to give the illusion that the top tier was floating, but the columns were white.
I did give this company a call to find out what happened and they stated that I received a beautiful cake. The reason that they could not put the lillies on the top of the cake was because of my cake topper. (Mind you they have had my cake topper for over a month and mentioned nothing about any possible change in the design of the cake) My response to that was that yes it was a nice cake, but not the one that I ordered. They did not want to hear the rest of my comments about the cake, instead they stated "We are very busy, and your check already cleared. E-mail us your complaints and we will get back to you when we can." So just FYI BRIDES BEWARE!! You may not get what you paid for, and they may not show up on time.
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I was super excited to have found this place. The cake tasting went great and I did not stop boasting about how good the cakes were, even recommending them to my friends that are getting married soon. The price was definitely reasonable.
The cake did look nice on the wedding day, HOWEVER it was not what it was supposed to look like, and they were an HOUR late!!! We paid for 7 sugar lillies, and only 4 was placed on the cake. The lillies were supposed to cascade off the cake but were just bunched together. The top and bottom layer was supposed to have fresh strawberries, but the strawberries were very sparse. The taste was average, but certainly not as good as it was at the tasting. We were told the columns would be clear to give the illusion that the top tier was floating, but the columns were white.
I did give this company a call to find out what happened and they stated that I received a beautiful cake. The reason that they could not put the lillies on the top of the cake was because of my cake topper. (Mind you they have had my cake topper for over a month and mentioned nothing about any possible change in the design of the cake) My response to that was that yes it was a nice cake, but not the one that I ordered. They did not want to hear the rest of my comments about the cake, instead they stated "We are very busy, and your check already cleared. E-mail us your complaints and we will get back to you when we can." So just FYI BRIDES BEWARE!! You may not get what you paid for, and they may not show up on time. Read less
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Nick
Wedding:
9/29/2012
0.6/5.0
We had a wedding on September 29th, 2012 and used the Baking Institute. We decided on this company because they were one of the three vendors that our reception hall (The Belvedere) recommended. The whole experience was absolutely horrible. My wife and I went for our cake tasting and they brought us the wrong cakes. On top of that, the lady that did our tasting couldn't even tell us which flavors we were trying and her way of finding out was taking bites of our pieces of cake to try and guess. She could not give us any details on the cake or the company. Me and my wife left completely disgusted. The owner of the company caught wind of our experience and called us immediately. He offered us a free upgraded cake but we would have to come in for a second tasting. The second tasting with Igor (the owner) went very well. He offered us a free upgraded cake, we discussed the style etc and everything appeared to be going smoothly. Let's fast forward to the wedding day. The cake looked nice but it as NOT the design that we discussed with Igor. On top of that, it wasn't even tiramisu, which is the upgraded cake we choose. We called the company when we got back from the honeymoon to voice our complaints and the lady said that we would have to show her pictures of the actual wedding cake. I would NEVER recommend this company to anyone. The entire experience was one headache after another.
We had a wedding on September 29th, 2012 and used the Baking Institute. We decided on this company because they were one Read more...
We had a wedding on September 29th, 2012 and used the Baking Institute. We decided on this company because they were one of the three vendors that our reception hall (The Belvedere) recommended. The whole experience was absolutely horrible. My wife and I went for our cake tasting and they brought us the wrong cakes. On top of that, the lady that did our tasting couldn't even tell us which flavors we were trying and her way of finding out was taking bites of our pieces of cake to try and guess. She could not give us any details on the cake or the company. Me and my wife left completely disgusted. The owner of the company caught wind of our experience and called us immediately. He offered us a free upgraded cake but we would have to come in for a second tasting. The second tasting with Igor (the owner) went very well. He offered us a free upgraded cake, we discussed the style etc and everything appeared to be going smoothly. Let's fast forward to the wedding day. The cake looked nice but it as NOT the design that we discussed with Igor. On top of that, it wasn't even tiramisu, which is the upgraded cake we choose. We called the company when we got back from the honeymoon to voice our complaints and the lady said that we would have to show her pictures of the actual wedding cake. I would NEVER recommend this company to anyone. The entire experience was one headache after another. Read less
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Vanessa
Wedding:
7/4/2013
0.3/5.0
I do not recommend this institute to anyone. My cake was very disappointing and the owner Egor did not call to apologize, how can he run a business like this, very unprofessional. I will not do business with this company again.
I do not recommend this institute to anyone. My cake was very disappointing and the owner Egor did not call to apologize, Read more...
I do not recommend this institute to anyone. My cake was very disappointing and the owner Egor did not call to apologize, how can he run a business like this, very unprofessional. I will not do business with this company again. Read less
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