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The cakemaker

San Francisco , CA
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LOCATION

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

PHONE

415-863-6100

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INFO FOR WEDDING CAKE

Do you provide customary cakes, such as Croquembouche?
No
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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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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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Private User
Wedding:
9/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Chef Bala is a one man whirlwind of beauty and favor spun into your dream cake! He is so kind and soft spoken, while his cakes make a powerful statement. Our Hazelnut and caramel buttercream cake alternated with a deep dark red velvet with marscapne cream. What a flavor explosion. All of this was hidden beneath his glorious white chocolate woven cloth. A miracle of flavor and grace. LUCKY US! Thank you Bala, you are THE Cakemaker!
Chef Bala is a one man whirlwind of beauty and favor spun into your dream cake! He is so kind and soft spoken, while his Read more...
Chef Bala is a one man whirlwind of beauty and favor spun into your dream cake! He is so kind and soft spoken, while his cakes make a powerful statement. Our Hazelnut and caramel buttercream cake alternated with a deep dark red velvet with marscapne cream. What a flavor explosion. All of this was hidden beneath his glorious white chocolate woven cloth. A miracle of flavor and grace. LUCKY US! Thank you Bala, you are THE Cakemaker! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/17/2013
4.7/5.0
Chef Bala was easy to work with and very professional. He was flexible and answered all of my questions. We had a 3-layer almond cake with passionfruit filling and a beautiful draped white chocolate shell, as well as carrot cake. Everyone seemed to love both! Definitely do the taste testing--it's fun to get to try 5 different flavors of cake and mousse, and it's complimentary! I would absolutely go back to Chef Bala for birthday cakes and anything else.
Chef Bala was easy to work with and very professional. He was flexible and answered all of my questions. We had a 3-layer Read more...
Chef Bala was easy to work with and very professional. He was flexible and answered all of my questions. We had a 3-layer almond cake with passionfruit filling and a beautiful draped white chocolate shell, as well as carrot cake. Everyone seemed to love both! Definitely do the taste testing--it's fun to get to try 5 different flavors of cake and mousse, and it's complimentary! I would absolutely go back to Chef Bala for birthday cakes and anything else. Read less
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summer
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Cake was beautiful and taste even better !! Bala was great and even made our flowers that was on the cake the same colors as our wedding.. nice personal touch !! Delivered on time and always responded in a timely matter
Cake was beautiful and taste even better !! Bala was great and even made our flowers that was on the cake the same colors Read more...
Cake was beautiful and taste even better !! Bala was great and even made our flowers that was on the cake the same colors as our wedding.. nice personal touch !! Delivered on time and always responded in a timely matter Read less
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Pat
Wedding:
8/10/2012
4.2/5.0
Our cake from the Cakemaker was wonderful. The cake looked simple and elegant. Bala was able to accommodate our requests with no problem. The taste was not overly sweet and not spongy. We heard many compliments from the guests.
Our cake from the Cakemaker was wonderful. The cake looked simple and elegant. Bala was able to accommodate our requests Read more...
Our cake from the Cakemaker was wonderful. The cake looked simple and elegant. Bala was able to accommodate our requests with no problem. The taste was not overly sweet and not spongy. We heard many compliments from the guests. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We booked the Cake Maker after having a piece of cake from a wedding we attended. The cake looked amazing and tasted even better so based on that we knew we were going to book Bala to make our cake without even visiting any other bakeries. My husband and I scheduled our visit to do a cake tasting. The Cake Maker has many unique flavors to choose from. We decided to do a tuxedo cake in his classic design. When we went to pick our cake up two days before the wedding it was just beautiful. Words can not describe how beautiful Bala's cakes are. My mouth literally dropped open when I saw our cake. We picked up our cake to drop off at our venue - with a custom size box that Bala ordered special for our cake at no additional cost so it would fit into our venue's fridge. On our wedding day our cake looked amazing displayed on our cake table and tasted even better. The fondant that Bala creates is thin and actually taste good to eat, not like most fondants. I highly recommend Bala's business the Cake Maker for any wedding cake, you will not be disappointed.
We booked the Cake Maker after having a piece of cake from a wedding we attended. The cake looked amazing and tasted even Read more...
We booked the Cake Maker after having a piece of cake from a wedding we attended. The cake looked amazing and tasted even better so based on that we knew we were going to book Bala to make our cake without even visiting any other bakeries. My husband and I scheduled our visit to do a cake tasting. The Cake Maker has many unique flavors to choose from. We decided to do a tuxedo cake in his classic design. When we went to pick our cake up two days before the wedding it was just beautiful. Words can not describe how beautiful Bala's cakes are. My mouth literally dropped open when I saw our cake. We picked up our cake to drop off at our venue - with a custom size box that Bala ordered special for our cake at no additional cost so it would fit into our venue's fridge. On our wedding day our cake looked amazing displayed on our cake table and tasted even better. The fondant that Bala creates is thin and actually taste good to eat, not like most fondants. I highly recommend Bala's business the Cake Maker for any wedding cake, you will not be disappointed. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The cake we order from Bala...The Cakemaker was the nose amazing and delicious cake I have ever had. It was large enough for at least 100 but fed 50..barely. Our topper is awaiting an occasion like the holidays because it will not make it to our anniversary. We will make The Cakemaker a yearly tradition. YUM!
The cake we order from Bala...The Cakemaker was the nose amazing and delicious cake I have ever had. It was large enough Read more...
The cake we order from Bala...The Cakemaker was the nose amazing and delicious cake I have ever had. It was large enough for at least 100 but fed 50..barely. Our topper is awaiting an occasion like the holidays because it will not make it to our anniversary. We will make The Cakemaker a yearly tradition. YUM! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Bala was great to work with and his cakes are absolutely delicious! Highly recommend The Cakemaker!
Bala was great to work with and his cakes are absolutely delicious! Highly recommend The Cakemaker!
Bala was great to work with and his cakes are absolutely delicious! Highly recommend The Cakemaker! Read less
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