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The Cake Guru Tamara's

Oshkosh , WI
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1529 Oregon Street
Oshkosh, WI 54902 US (map)

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920-236-9144

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ABOUT US

Cake design is my passion. I love nothing more than to transform a cake or cheesecake into something remarkable.
My philosphy is that the cake is truly the centerpiece of the... Read more
Cake design is my passion. I love nothing more than to transform a cake or cheesecake into something remarkable.
My philosphy is that the cake is truly the centerpiece of the reception and I love designing a cake that is perfect for every unique couple.

I have been decorating cakes for over 17 years, I opened Tamara’s in 1997. I love what I do, and am truly blessed to be doing this. I have done literally thousands of wedding cakes, and yet am excited to see each and every one from conception to the moment it is in place at the reception.

I am undeafeted in the Wisconsin Baker’s Association Extreme Wedding cake challenge, and have won many other awards throughout the years. I love competing just in that it challenges me to go above my comfort zone, to try and learn new things, and truly perfect this art form.

My flavor palette includes everything from over 30 traditional cake flavors, fillings, cheesecakes and cheesecake tortes. I have different icings, and something to fit everyone’s palette. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.9/5.0
We loved how easy it was to work with Tamara. We came in with a pretty work intensive idea of what we wanted for our wedding cake. She jumped on the opportunity and assured us it would be no problem. She was very flexible when we decided to switch from late night cupcakes to late night dessert bars.

Our cake was gorgeous. My husband and I walked in and my jaw dropped. I couldn't believe how great it looked and even better was how amazing it tasted. We both got many complements throughout the night about the cake, both how it looked and how it tasted. The bars for the late night snack were also amazing.

The only problem was there was a miscommunication between Tamaras and the venue on when the cake was supposed to be delivered. It ended up being delivered after the start of cocktail hour, so many of my guests walked into the venue with an empty cake table.
We loved how easy it was to work with Tamara. We came in with a pretty work intensive idea of what we wanted for our Read more...
We loved how easy it was to work with Tamara. We came in with a pretty work intensive idea of what we wanted for our wedding cake. She jumped on the opportunity and assured us it would be no problem. She was very flexible when we decided to switch from late night cupcakes to late night dessert bars.

Our cake was gorgeous. My husband and I walked in and my jaw dropped. I couldn't believe how great it looked and even better was how amazing it tasted. We both got many complements throughout the night about the cake, both how it looked and how it tasted. The bars for the late night snack were also amazing.

The only problem was there was a miscommunication between Tamaras and the venue on when the cake was supposed to be delivered. It ended up being delivered after the start of cocktail hour, so many of my guests walked into the venue with an empty cake table. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
The cake at Tamara's is delicious! It doesn't taste like the fake sugary cupcakes that you buy from the store and get at a lot of bakeries. The prices are so reasonable for what you are getting and the staff also did an amazing job decorating our wedding cake and cupcakes. The provided a wood stand that matched our theme and they did a wonderful job setting up the display after delivering from Oshkosh to Green Bay. We were so happy with how it turned out!
The cake at Tamara's is delicious! It doesn't taste like the fake sugary cupcakes that you buy from the store and get at a Read more...
The cake at Tamara's is delicious! It doesn't taste like the fake sugary cupcakes that you buy from the store and get at a lot of bakeries. The prices are so reasonable for what you are getting and the staff also did an amazing job decorating our wedding cake and cupcakes. The provided a wood stand that matched our theme and they did a wonderful job setting up the display after delivering from Oshkosh to Green Bay. We were so happy with how it turned out! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
2.6/5.0
We got our wedding cake and a groom's cake from Tamara's. I will start with the good....we loved the way our cakes looked and people said it tasted good too. She does a great job on the "art" part of it and once I saw both cakes I didn't regret booking with her anymore. However, the process leading up to the wedding was a headache. I was nervous that the cakes would not be right because there was an extreme lack of professionalism from the employees here, most of which I won't even mention here because I don't want to get anyone in trouble. Tamara met with us to go over the design for our wedding cake, but when it came to the groom's cake, she said that she "prefers to let her staff handle that." While that might have been fine, I did meet with 2 different girls on her staff about it and both of them answered most of my questions with "I'm not sure, I'll have to ask Tamara and get back to you." It felt like a giant waste of my time. I know she is super busy, but it would have been much easier to just meet with the person who can actually answer my questions. They also talked super fast as if they were in a huge hurry, it really felt like they were rushing me. This place is a better choice if you are just stopping in for a cupcake or cookie. For a wedding cake, I would advise couples to go somewhere that isn't so chaotic and that can devote the time to customer service for your cake(s) for the biggest day of your life. If this is something that isn't a concern to you, then go with Tamara's, because your cake will look great.
We got our wedding cake and a groom's cake from Tamara's. I will start with the good....we loved the way our cakes looked Read more...
We got our wedding cake and a groom's cake from Tamara's. I will start with the good....we loved the way our cakes looked and people said it tasted good too. She does a great job on the "art" part of it and once I saw both cakes I didn't regret booking with her anymore. However, the process leading up to the wedding was a headache. I was nervous that the cakes would not be right because there was an extreme lack of professionalism from the employees here, most of which I won't even mention here because I don't want to get anyone in trouble. Tamara met with us to go over the design for our wedding cake, but when it came to the groom's cake, she said that she "prefers to let her staff handle that." While that might have been fine, I did meet with 2 different girls on her staff about it and both of them answered most of my questions with "I'm not sure, I'll have to ask Tamara and get back to you." It felt like a giant waste of my time. I know she is super busy, but it would have been much easier to just meet with the person who can actually answer my questions. They also talked super fast as if they were in a huge hurry, it really felt like they were rushing me. This place is a better choice if you are just stopping in for a cupcake or cookie. For a wedding cake, I would advise couples to go somewhere that isn't so chaotic and that can devote the time to customer service for your cake(s) for the biggest day of your life. If this is something that isn't a concern to you, then go with Tamara's, because your cake will look great. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We ordered cupcakes for our wedding through Tamara's. They were absolutely delicious and everyone loved them. Tamara's was super easy to work with. They offered deals if you went in during one of their cake tastings.
We ordered cupcakes for our wedding through Tamara's. They were absolutely delicious and everyone loved them. Tamara's was Read more...
We ordered cupcakes for our wedding through Tamara's. They were absolutely delicious and everyone loved them. Tamara's was super easy to work with. They offered deals if you went in during one of their cake tastings. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I love Tamara the Cake Guru! I ordered 125 cupcakes for my wedding, in 5 different flavors. They were so delicious and all of my guests raved over them. The staff was very helpful during the ordering process, it was a delightful experience working with them.
I love Tamara the Cake Guru! I ordered 125 cupcakes for my wedding, in 5 different flavors. They were so delicious and all Read more...
I love Tamara the Cake Guru! I ordered 125 cupcakes for my wedding, in 5 different flavors. They were so delicious and all of my guests raved over them. The staff was very helpful during the ordering process, it was a delightful experience working with them. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Working with Tamara was awesome! I've always been a fan of her cupcakes so it was a given who we would chose to do our wedding cake! We showed a picture of the what we wanted the cake to look like and she did an awesome job at replicating it! We also had 8 different flavored cupcakes and everyone, including us, loved them! Very talented and great to work with!
Working with Tamara was awesome! I've always been a fan of her cupcakes so it was a given who we would chose to do our Read more...
Working with Tamara was awesome! I've always been a fan of her cupcakes so it was a given who we would chose to do our wedding cake! We showed a picture of the what we wanted the cake to look like and she did an awesome job at replicating it! We also had 8 different flavored cupcakes and everyone, including us, loved them! Very talented and great to work with! Read less
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Aly
Wedding:
6/13/2015
5.0/5.0
Love love love our cake!! Gave Tamara a picture of a cake idea we liked and she was able to create a version that fit us and our theme perfectly!! The flavors are incredible too!! They were all great to work with and when I called and requested a Vegan cupcake for my sister/bridesmaid they were more than happy to oblige!
Love love love our cake!! Gave Tamara a picture of a cake idea we liked and she was able to create a version that fit us Read more...
Love love love our cake!! Gave Tamara a picture of a cake idea we liked and she was able to create a version that fit us and our theme perfectly!! The flavors are incredible too!! They were all great to work with and when I called and requested a Vegan cupcake for my sister/bridesmaid they were more than happy to oblige! Read less
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Kayla
Wedding:
6/13/2015
1.9/5.0
I have Celiac Disease so we went with Tamara's so we could have a gluten free wedding cake. Went into the shop and sat down with one of the workers. Discussed that we needed 100 servings, gluten free, handed Tamara our swatches for our floral colors and that our wedding was in Winneconne. By the time we left there we had everything picked out except for flavors and floral design. We had exact serving number (100), frosting type, cake style and it to be Gluten Free. Was told by Tamara herself that the floral design would be free/included in the price of the cake. I paid our $100 deposit and left with our contract in hand and quoted at a price of $275. Emailed to find out when would be a good time to bring in my final payment and to drop off my cake topper. I was told "any time we are open". Went to the shop and informed the lady behind the counter that I was there to make the final payment for our wedding cake. I handed her the $175, cake topper and my copy of the contract, Which she read in front me of. She gave me back my contract and the receipt. In the meantime 2 weeks go by I email to set up a delivery time for our cake to be delivered. I receive and email back saying that there is still a balance on the wedding cake. Tamara then called me herself. She had said that I never gave an exact number of servings, never said it was to be gluten free, due to the frosting we chose the floral decoration was no longer free/included and I wasn't charged for delivery. All of which were discussed at our first initial visit with her specifically. So I was charged another $75. At this point my $275 is not refundable. so here I am stuck paying another $75 dollars. I'm really frustrated at this point because I know 110% that this was all discussed and when I made my final payment this $75 was never mentioned. When cake was delivered there were finger prints deep into the cake and the flowers were wrong and falling off. I will never purchase another cake from there.
I have Celiac Disease so we went with Tamara's so we could have a gluten free wedding cake. Went into the shop and sat Read more...
I have Celiac Disease so we went with Tamara's so we could have a gluten free wedding cake. Went into the shop and sat down with one of the workers. Discussed that we needed 100 servings, gluten free, handed Tamara our swatches for our floral colors and that our wedding was in Winneconne. By the time we left there we had everything picked out except for flavors and floral design. We had exact serving number (100), frosting type, cake style and it to be Gluten Free. Was told by Tamara herself that the floral design would be free/included in the price of the cake. I paid our $100 deposit and left with our contract in hand and quoted at a price of $275. Emailed to find out when would be a good time to bring in my final payment and to drop off my cake topper. I was told "any time we are open". Went to the shop and informed the lady behind the counter that I was there to make the final payment for our wedding cake. I handed her the $175, cake topper and my copy of the contract, Which she read in front me of. She gave me back my contract and the receipt. In the meantime 2 weeks go by I email to set up a delivery time for our cake to be delivered. I receive and email back saying that there is still a balance on the wedding cake. Tamara then called me herself. She had said that I never gave an exact number of servings, never said it was to be gluten free, due to the frosting we chose the floral decoration was no longer free/included and I wasn't charged for delivery. All of which were discussed at our first initial visit with her specifically. So I was charged another $75. At this point my $275 is not refundable. so here I am stuck paying another $75 dollars. I'm really frustrated at this point because I know 110% that this was all discussed and when I made my final payment this $75 was never mentioned. When cake was delivered there were finger prints deep into the cake and the flowers were wrong and falling off. I will never purchase another cake from there. Read less
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Melisa
Wedding:
5/30/2015
4.9/5.0
I am so glad we went with Tamara's cupcakes! We originally wanted small cakes on each table, but we soon realized that was not going to be a cost efficient option. Tamara offered us cupcakes for the same price per person as a slice of wedding cake at other places (1"x1.5"). We went to go try out the cupcakes, and we were stunned. You are able to try 3 cupcake flavors, but the cupcakes are so big my husband and I were only able to make it through 2. Then, we were given a list of about 300 different flavors to pick from. Tamara definitely has any flavor you can dream up. I never actually got to meet Tamara, but here assistant was so helpful every single time we went it. We got exactly what we wanted, and our guests could not stop talking about how much they loved the cupcakes. I agree with a few other posts that Tamara does not always return e-mails immediately, but if I ever needed something done right away, I would just call and it would be taken care of within the hour so I did not find that to be a problem. The only thing to be aware of is that you need to return the cleaned cake/cupcake stands within a few days, but the store is closed on Mondays, which it when I would consider to be the best time to return supplies. This may not be an issue if you live nearby, but my husband and I lived pretty far away, so that was really the only trouble we ran into. The cupcakes and cake were totally worth everything we spent on them, and my guests couldn't get enough! We didn't have almost any to take home, because our guests all took extra home with them.
I am so glad we went with Tamara's cupcakes! We originally wanted small cakes on each table, but we soon realized that was Read more...
I am so glad we went with Tamara's cupcakes! We originally wanted small cakes on each table, but we soon realized that was not going to be a cost efficient option. Tamara offered us cupcakes for the same price per person as a slice of wedding cake at other places (1"x1.5"). We went to go try out the cupcakes, and we were stunned. You are able to try 3 cupcake flavors, but the cupcakes are so big my husband and I were only able to make it through 2. Then, we were given a list of about 300 different flavors to pick from. Tamara definitely has any flavor you can dream up. I never actually got to meet Tamara, but here assistant was so helpful every single time we went it. We got exactly what we wanted, and our guests could not stop talking about how much they loved the cupcakes. I agree with a few other posts that Tamara does not always return e-mails immediately, but if I ever needed something done right away, I would just call and it would be taken care of within the hour so I did not find that to be a problem. The only thing to be aware of is that you need to return the cleaned cake/cupcake stands within a few days, but the store is closed on Mondays, which it when I would consider to be the best time to return supplies. This may not be an issue if you live nearby, but my husband and I lived pretty far away, so that was really the only trouble we ran into. The cupcakes and cake were totally worth everything we spent on them, and my guests couldn't get enough! We didn't have almost any to take home, because our guests all took extra home with them. Read less
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Brigid
Wedding:
8/31/2014
4.5/5.0
We used Tamara's for our wedding cupcakes and we couldn't have been happier! By far these are the best cupcakes I have ever eaten! Our guests LITERALLY RAVED about them all night! Our officiant was gluten intolerant and said it was the first wedding in 20 years that she could eat some cake/cupcakes at because we had a gluten free cupcake selection. Amazingly, the gluten free cupcakes (the Boston Creme Pie flavor) were one of the favorites of our guests and us girls when picking flavors! And I am not even gluten intolerant!

The girl who helped me both times was very kind and helpful, despite the fact that they were very busy both times I was there. She was very helpful in selecting flavors and cupcake papers, set up, etc. The prices aren't too bad either, I think $2.50 a cupcake, which is the same or less as some cake places ($3 per person), and honestly these are way more decadent and delicious than a piece of cake! Use Tamara's they are soooooooo good!
We used Tamara's for our wedding cupcakes and we couldn't have been happier! By far these are the best cupcakes I have Read more...
We used Tamara's for our wedding cupcakes and we couldn't have been happier! By far these are the best cupcakes I have ever eaten! Our guests LITERALLY RAVED about them all night! Our officiant was gluten intolerant and said it was the first wedding in 20 years that she could eat some cake/cupcakes at because we had a gluten free cupcake selection. Amazingly, the gluten free cupcakes (the Boston Creme Pie flavor) were one of the favorites of our guests and us girls when picking flavors! And I am not even gluten intolerant!

The girl who helped me both times was very kind and helpful, despite the fact that they were very busy both times I was there. She was very helpful in selecting flavors and cupcake papers, set up, etc. The prices aren't too bad either, I think $2.50 a cupcake, which is the same or less as some cake places ($3 per person), and honestly these are way more decadent and delicious than a piece of cake! Use Tamara's they are soooooooo good! Read less
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For all Weddings that order centerpiece cakes for all tables with a minimum of 12 Centerpiece wedding cakes, an automatic upgarde from a 6" to 7" cakes will be made, this means you will be charged for the servings of a 6" (14) but the cakes will serve 20, which is a savings of $15- $21 per cake, $150- $250 for 12 cakes. This allows you to have cakes that look great without paying for so many extra servings.
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