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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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Jesse
Wedding:
10/12/2016
4.9/5.0
The hardest part of working with Bala is deciding which cake you want! Seriously! I flew in to San Francisco to have my wedding, so all communication was primarily via phone and email. Bala is so great to work with and is extremely accommodating. He can make pretty much any design you wish and is happy to do so. On top of his beautiful work, the taste of his cake is out of this world. I have never really been into sweets or cake, but I had a second piece of cake before we froze ours yesterday! So delicious! We ended up going with lemon cake with a raspberry filling and I can't imagine going with anything else. It was light, full of moisture, and delicious. If you're looking through all of the different options Bala offers and you need help deciding, my fiance and I made a list of what our top three would be. After that, we talked about them together and had our decision made in a matter of minutes. If you have any reservations about anything just toss it out of the mix! I would 1000% suggest Chef Bala to everyone.
The hardest part of working with Bala is deciding which cake you want! Seriously! I flew in to San Francisco to have my Read more...
The hardest part of working with Bala is deciding which cake you want! Seriously! I flew in to San Francisco to have my wedding, so all communication was primarily via phone and email. Bala is so great to work with and is extremely accommodating. He can make pretty much any design you wish and is happy to do so. On top of his beautiful work, the taste of his cake is out of this world. I have never really been into sweets or cake, but I had a second piece of cake before we froze ours yesterday! So delicious! We ended up going with lemon cake with a raspberry filling and I can't imagine going with anything else. It was light, full of moisture, and delicious. If you're looking through all of the different options Bala offers and you need help deciding, my fiance and I made a list of what our top three would be. After that, we talked about them together and had our decision made in a matter of minutes. If you have any reservations about anything just toss it out of the mix! I would 1000% suggest Chef Bala to everyone. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
6/25/2016
5.0/5.0
BEST CAKE EVER. We would get married again and again just to get more of this cake. Thank you so much Chef Bala for the most amazing passionfruit wedding cake there ever was!! Everyone at our wedding was talking about how delicious it was. Chef Bala is also very personable and we loved working with him.
BEST CAKE EVER. We would get married again and again just to get more of this cake. Thank you so much Chef Bala for the Read more...
BEST CAKE EVER. We would get married again and again just to get more of this cake. Thank you so much Chef Bala for the most amazing passionfruit wedding cake there ever was!! Everyone at our wedding was talking about how delicious it was. Chef Bala is also very personable and we loved working with him. Read less
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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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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Bala was amazing! The cake was delicious and absolutely stunning. Highly recommended!
Bala was amazing! The cake was delicious and absolutely stunning. Highly recommended!
Bala was amazing! The cake was delicious and absolutely stunning. Highly recommended! Read less
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