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The cakemaker

San Francisco , CA
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509 Laguna Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 US (map)

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415-863-6100

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Becky
Wedding:
3/19/2016
5.0/5.0
OMG! Wow, You know, you go to weddings, and either the food is not that great, or that the cake is not that great. Well, we had the fortunate time to say that, it didn't happen to us. Ultimately, it is a party, and you're spending money. So, ask yourself, why would you want anything less than perfect. This cake place is ultimately, the best that we've had. Ok, you might say that we haven't been to many weddings, or that this may be biased, or what not. Read the rest of our other reviews for our wedding vendors. We didn't go back home to meet with any of our vendors. So we went in blind. That's a lot of trust. The cake was smooth, soft, and delicious. It was literally, the best cake ever. Even if you go a cake shop and not judging wedding cakes, and you're just judging cakes, it is still in the top 5. The representation, the details, the texture. All perfect. I don't even know how much it was, and it didn't matter. Worth every penny!
OMG! Wow, You know, you go to weddings, and either the food is not that great, or that the cake is not that great. Well, Read more...
OMG! Wow, You know, you go to weddings, and either the food is not that great, or that the cake is not that great. Well, we had the fortunate time to say that, it didn't happen to us. Ultimately, it is a party, and you're spending money. So, ask yourself, why would you want anything less than perfect. This cake place is ultimately, the best that we've had. Ok, you might say that we haven't been to many weddings, or that this may be biased, or what not. Read the rest of our other reviews for our wedding vendors. We didn't go back home to meet with any of our vendors. So we went in blind. That's a lot of trust. The cake was smooth, soft, and delicious. It was literally, the best cake ever. Even if you go a cake shop and not judging wedding cakes, and you're just judging cakes, it is still in the top 5. The representation, the details, the texture. All perfect. I don't even know how much it was, and it didn't matter. Worth every penny! Read less
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Kristina
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
Bala did a beautiful job for our wedding cake. We had vanilla bean cake with mascarpone and vanilla bean with chocolate. Not only was the cake beautiful but it was light and had just the right amount of "sweet". Bala was easy to work with and the tasting was great. I would highly recommend The CakeMaker.
Bala did a beautiful job for our wedding cake. We had vanilla bean cake with mascarpone and vanilla bean with chocolate. Read more...
Bala did a beautiful job for our wedding cake. We had vanilla bean cake with mascarpone and vanilla bean with chocolate. Not only was the cake beautiful but it was light and had just the right amount of "sweet". Bala was easy to work with and the tasting was great. I would highly recommend The CakeMaker. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
9/6/2015
5.0/5.0
After tasting multiple vendors cake - too dry, too oily, too dense we found the Cake Maker. He was so experienced and easy to work with. Didn't even charge for a tasting! We had so many great reviews from guests - I'd go with Bala if you're looking for a wedding cake!
After tasting multiple vendors cake - too dry, too oily, too dense we found the Cake Maker. He was so experienced and easy Read more...
After tasting multiple vendors cake - too dry, too oily, too dense we found the Cake Maker. He was so experienced and easy to work with. Didn't even charge for a tasting! We had so many great reviews from guests - I'd go with Bala if you're looking for a wedding cake! Read less
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Penny
Wedding:
9/5/2015
4.8/5.0
After trying cakes at a couple of cheaper places and being rather disappointed, we decided to check out the Cakemaker who came highly recommended by friends. Bala was very timely in returning my phone call when I left him a message. In fact, he was always very quick to respond to my emails as well. Setting up our tasting appointment was easy and free.

His cakes are simply superior to others. The cakes are moist and not too sweet, which I like. Being able to select the flavor for each of your cake layers along with the filling to go with it was a plus (our flavors - chocolate with strawberry and lemon poppy seed with mango mousse). He also has many designs to select from and was able to answer many of our questions about fondant vs icing etc. We ended up choosing fondant because we liked the look better on the cake. The design was intricate with lace, which ended up matching my theme. I was surprised that the price was actually much more reasonable than I thought it would be. It cost us under $900 for a beautiful cake plus extra sheet cake to feed 175 people total. I highly recommend the Cakemaker.
After trying cakes at a couple of cheaper places and being rather disappointed, we decided to check out the Cakemaker who Read more...
After trying cakes at a couple of cheaper places and being rather disappointed, we decided to check out the Cakemaker who came highly recommended by friends. Bala was very timely in returning my phone call when I left him a message. In fact, he was always very quick to respond to my emails as well. Setting up our tasting appointment was easy and free.

His cakes are simply superior to others. The cakes are moist and not too sweet, which I like. Being able to select the flavor for each of your cake layers along with the filling to go with it was a plus (our flavors - chocolate with strawberry and lemon poppy seed with mango mousse). He also has many designs to select from and was able to answer many of our questions about fondant vs icing etc. We ended up choosing fondant because we liked the look better on the cake. The design was intricate with lace, which ended up matching my theme. I was surprised that the price was actually much more reasonable than I thought it would be. It cost us under $900 for a beautiful cake plus extra sheet cake to feed 175 people total. I highly recommend the Cakemaker. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/7/2015
5.0/5.0
Bala made us a three tier wedding cake that super delicious and beautiful! The flavors are amazing; we had friends who don't normally like cake tell us our was great! Super friendly and easy to work with to design our vision for the cake.
Bala made us a three tier wedding cake that super delicious and beautiful! The flavors are amazing; we had friends who Read more...
Bala made us a three tier wedding cake that super delicious and beautiful! The flavors are amazing; we had friends who don't normally like cake tell us our was great! Super friendly and easy to work with to design our vision for the cake. Read less
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Cari
Wedding:
4/24/2015
5.0/5.0
The Cakemaker made the cake for our recent 4/24/15 wedding. It was exactly as we had envisioned and absolutely delicious! I would highly recommend The Cakemaker to others!
The Cakemaker made the cake for our recent 4/24/15 wedding. It was exactly as we had envisioned and absolutely delicious! Read more...
The Cakemaker made the cake for our recent 4/24/15 wedding. It was exactly as we had envisioned and absolutely delicious! I would highly recommend The Cakemaker to others! Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
3/7/2015
5.0/5.0
Stunning, spectacular, delicious! Bala is a delight to work with and designs the cake of your dreams. I had a black/white theme at my wedding and using a Pinterest photo as a guide, he did the most amazing job that dazzled the crowd. His attention to detail and creative eye made all the difference. I've never been a fan of wedding cakes and was advised to go with a different dessert, but I am so glad that I did not. The elegance and style of my wedding theme would not have been the same without Bala's magic touch!
Stunning, spectacular, delicious! Bala is a delight to work with and designs the cake of your dreams. I had a black/white Read more...
Stunning, spectacular, delicious! Bala is a delight to work with and designs the cake of your dreams. I had a black/white theme at my wedding and using a Pinterest photo as a guide, he did the most amazing job that dazzled the crowd. His attention to detail and creative eye made all the difference. I've never been a fan of wedding cakes and was advised to go with a different dessert, but I am so glad that I did not. The elegance and style of my wedding theme would not have been the same without Bala's magic touch! Read less
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Jaclyn
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
We were so happy with the service we received from Bala at The Cakemaker. He was always very quick to respond and attentive to our needs.

The cake looked beautiful and was so delicious!!!! He is also very fairly priced. We got so many compliments on the look and taste of the cake. The style of his cake is so unique and beautiful!
We were so happy with the service we received from Bala at The Cakemaker. He was always very quick to respond and Read more...
We were so happy with the service we received from Bala at The Cakemaker. He was always very quick to respond and attentive to our needs.

The cake looked beautiful and was so delicious!!!! He is also very fairly priced. We got so many compliments on the look and taste of the cake. The style of his cake is so unique and beautiful! Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
8/16/2014
4.4/5.0
I love the cake tasting session with the chef. It is eye-opening. I kept reminding my guests to enjoy the cake at the wedding. The feedback are all positive and although there is some leftover, guests (and even myself) were eager to rake home and enjoy the cake again!
I love the cake tasting session with the chef. It is eye-opening. I kept reminding my guests to enjoy the cake at the Read more...
I love the cake tasting session with the chef. It is eye-opening. I kept reminding my guests to enjoy the cake at the wedding. The feedback are all positive and although there is some leftover, guests (and even myself) were eager to rake home and enjoy the cake again! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Bala is amazing! He created individual cakes for each of our guests at our wedding with hand made chocolate flowers and a chocolate basket weave wrap. Our guests still talk to us about how much they loved the cakes!

In addition, Bala created the most delicious gluten-free, sugar-free cake I have ever tasted for myself and other guests who are gluten intolerant and/or diabetic. The "special" cake was as beautiful as the gluten cake and according to my husband who could taste both, it tasted just as amazing. The GF version was so incredible that my husband and I purchased a 6" version for our dating anniversary, and my husband's aunt purchased one for her daughter-in-laws birthday a couple weeks later.

Finally, Bala himself is a delight. He went out of his way to source gold disks to enhance the presentation.

My husband and I hope he never retires so that we can continue to order cakes from him for our special occasions!
Bala is amazing! He created individual cakes for each of our guests at our wedding with hand made chocolate flowers and a Read more...
Bala is amazing! He created individual cakes for each of our guests at our wedding with hand made chocolate flowers and a chocolate basket weave wrap. Our guests still talk to us about how much they loved the cakes!

In addition, Bala created the most delicious gluten-free, sugar-free cake I have ever tasted for myself and other guests who are gluten intolerant and/or diabetic. The "special" cake was as beautiful as the gluten cake and according to my husband who could taste both, it tasted just as amazing. The GF version was so incredible that my husband and I purchased a 6" version for our dating anniversary, and my husband's aunt purchased one for her daughter-in-laws birthday a couple weeks later.

Finally, Bala himself is a delight. He went out of his way to source gold disks to enhance the presentation.

My husband and I hope he never retires so that we can continue to order cakes from him for our special occasions! Read less
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