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Top Tier Wedding Cakes by Karen Alvarez

Lake Mary , FL
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LOCATION

3899 W. Lake Mary Blvd., Suite 139
Lake Mary, FL US 32746 (map)

PHONE

407-804-0229

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

As the new wedding division of Cupcake Crazy, Top Tier Wedding Cakes by Karen Alvarez was created in order to better serve our brides. Decicaticated solely to weddings, the Top Tier... Read more
As the new wedding division of Cupcake Crazy, Top Tier Wedding Cakes by Karen Alvarez was created in order to better serve our brides. Decicaticated solely to weddings, the Top Tier staff specializes in high quality gourmet cupcakes, wedding cakes, and wedding pastries.

Our cake designers specialty is homemade smooth buttercream for that soft fondant lookalike. Fondant details, satin ribbon, fresh flowers, or sugar flowers enhance the beauty of the melt-in-your-mouth buttercream. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING CAKE

Besides cakes, what other types of desserts do you provide?
Cookies, Cupcakes, 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, Kosher, Lactose Free, Vegan
Do you provide customary cakes, such as Croquembouche?
Yes
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes
Do you offer private tastings or open house tastings?
Private
Describe how you price, such as by slice or by tier, for your cakes?
Per slice
Does the price include the top tier of the cake?
Yes
Do you offer custom cakes, or do you work with pre-designed styles?
Custom & Pre-designed
Will you work with the client's florist to garnish the cake?
Yes
What (if any) cake accessories, such as a cake stand or cake cutter, do you rent out?
We rent cake and cupcake stands.
Do you offer delivery? If yes, how much is your average delivery fee?
Yes, we deliver. Our delivery & set up fee starts at $65.

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Kelley
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
They helped us by scheduling our tasting a few days before Christmas. Booking with them was no hassle at all confirmed the week of the wedding and the showed up on time with the cake exactly as we pictured it and it tasted great. All of our guests really loved it. Great company to work with
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CharlieSkyy
Wedding:
5/18/2014
5.0/5.0
I absolutely positively LOVED Cupcake Crazy. Our cake was beautiful and it tasted great! The baker made sure to help us decide on what we wanted for our cake and also how we wanted it to look. It was the Amaretto show cake that we got taste very good! The flowers that were added to my cake was beautiful and the display of the cake was beautiful as well!
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Bethany
Wedding:
1/4/2014
5.0/5.0
The cake and cupcakes we had at our wedding was one of our favorite parts! They were so delicious, and everyone could not stop talking about how amazing they were. We had a variety of flavors of cupcakes, and every one was incredible. We had a movie theme to our wedding, so Karen did amazing searching out designs and personalizing every cupcake to make it extra special for us. We can't wait to go get some more, she even has those amazing mini-cupcakes too!
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Terry
Wedding:
10/24/2013
5.0/5.0
My daughter and I went to a Bridal Show in Orlando, where we had a chance to meet Karen from Cupcake Crazy. She had samples available in a cake she calls her show cake, it was absolutely delicious. We were in a hunt for a cake for her up coming wedding. We had asked her if she delivered to St Augustine, and she said yes they could, but it would be at an additional charge from their normal delivery. So, we continued our search while in St Augustine for a place closer to do her cake. Tasted a few others up there, but never found one that we really liked as much as we did the one from Cupcake Crazy. So I went by their business, and they said they'd send samples to my daughter and her fiancé so that he could try it, since he wasn't at the show with us. Once the cake arrived to them in South Florida, he too was convinced that Cupcake Crazy should do their cake. I worked with Karen and my daughter through Face Time to sketch her cake and figure out colors and details without my daughter having to make any trips up here before the wedding to customize her cake. Absolutely loved working with Karen and NiNi from Cupcake Crazy to get my daughter a delicious, beautiful cake for her wedding. Everybody commented on this delicious cake and a few even asked for her information and said they would be using her in the future.
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Erin
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Karen is the owner and is so nice and fun. She understood exactly what I wanted. I designed a wedding cake and a grooms cake. They were stunning. They were exactly what I wanted and tasted amazing. The flavors were outstanding. The Madagascar vanilla was so great, but lemon, red velvet, and funfetti were also delicious. I would recommend to future brides.
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Samantha
Wedding:
3/13/2013
5.0/5.0
I just love this place! As soon as we walked in to taste the cake we knew it was the one! They welcomed my Husband and I with open arms. They made sure they did exactly what we wanted! They delivered our cake on time and it was soooo beautiful and it tasted amazing! I highly recommend them because you will not be disappointed! Thanks again Cupcake Crazy we really appreciate you! :-)
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Top Tier Wedding Cakes by Karen Alvarez responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Samantha , i loved working with you guys as well , see you on your anniversary!!
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Shawnda
Wedding:
11/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Not only was my cake exactly what I asked for it was delicious!!! I had to contract Cupcake Crazy less than 30 days away from my wedding due to an unprofessional vendor cancelling a contract. I was in another state and they were quick to feel for my now rushed order and made time to meet with my mother to go over details. They executed my wants and the taste again was superb. When I came into town for the wedding Karen even gave me a tasting, lol!!! I have a dress to fit into I thought, lol!! She was on top of everything and I really could not have asked or a better cake vendor! I can't wait for our annivesary cake!!
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Deanna
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
The cake was AMAZING!!! The service was outstanding and valuable. They were easy to work with eventhough we were planning the wedding from Virginia. We are looking forward on coming back next year to recieve our anniversary cake!
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Kathleen
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Our cake was so delicious. Karen and her staff were very friendly and professional. And the green orchids they make for the top of our caked were beautiful. They looked real. I will be back for other cakes. Yummy!

Kathleen & Pino Hernandez
04/28/2012
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LAURA
Wedding:
3/2/2012
5.0/5.0
We decided to have gourmet cupcakes for our "wedding cake" rather than go with the traditional larger cake. We were recommened to Cupcake Crazy by our reception venue and we were very pleased! We ended up doing a cake top with 5 rows of cupcakes cascading down. We were able to choose multiple flavors and also chose a "Grooms Signature" cupcake instead of doing a grooms cake. The cake and cupcakes were gorgeous and DELICIOUS. We got so many compliements! One of the things we were concerned with was not having a cake top to freeze for our 1st anniversary. Our concern was quickly diminished when we were advised that if we bring a professional photo of our cake to them they will re-make our cake top for free on our anniversary! That means no eating old, freezer-burned cake on our 1st wedding anniversary! I highly recommend Cupcake Crazy to anyone looking for a traditional wedding cake (they do those too!) or gourmet cupcakes.
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Jaybird
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
My cake was absolutely amazing,Karen worked with me with a sketch pad and designed a cake that matched my every expectation.I chose two flavors Amaretto Almond and choclate raspberry both were fabulous
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MollyD
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
BEAUTIFUL! PERFECT! AMAZING! I wish everyone could see my cupcakes. An amazing assortment of hand-made flowers on each cupcake. They tasted even better than they look. Almost every guest has asked for Karen's info. She and her employees are amazing.
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Cheyenne
Wedding:
4/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Karen was so sweet. Her cakes and cupcakes are even sweeter. I loved the presentation and their imagination. It made a hard decision easy.
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Candace
Wedding:
1/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Cupcake Crazy was the best decision I could have made when it came to picking out a wedding cake. Karen was so nice when my fiancee and i went in for a consultation. She sat down with us and created a custom cake that was more beautiful than any wedding cake I could imagine. Not only was the cake she made beautiful, but it was the best tasting cake I'd ever had! and trust me, I've eaten my share of cake! Everyone who attended my wedding was amazed at how tasty the cake was! On top of that, I made a last minute decision to get a groomscake. I wanted it to be something special for my fiancee, Karen told me she could make anything and she was right! She created a great looking Playstation cake. Everyone loved it! Cupcake Crazy is definitely the place to go for any cake you'll ever need. My husband and I plan to be lifelong customers :)
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Courtneybnave
Wedding:
11/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Cupcake Crazy did our wedding cake and our groom's cake! They were both awesome! The wedding cake looked just like the one in the picture and Karen designed the groom's cake with Orlando Magic and Miami Dolphins flare! An entire table was displayed with team gear and the groom was in HEAVEN! YUMMM!!! We were going to get our cakes from our local grocer's bakery to save $- her cakes are very affordable and taste beyond compare!
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Kristina
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Cupcake Crazy ROCKS!! I just recently got married on September 4th and they were my pick for my wedding cake as well as the grooms cake. Our wedding cake was just stunning!! & it tasted AMAZING!! We got tons of compliments from everyone at our wedding on the grooms cake and the wedding cake! And everyone who works at cupcake crazy is so sweet! I would highly recommend them to anyone for any event or even just to go in for a cupcake!! Best cake for sure!!
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DesireeEdwards
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
I used Cupcake Crazy for our wedding cake, as well as, a 50th birthday cake for my Mother-In-Law. Not only are they professional, they did an amazing job! Most wedding cakes are made out of fondant, which my husband and I are not a fan of. Not Cupcake Crazy, they used buttercream and smoothed it so well it looked like fondant. Everyone at our wedding raved about the cake. In fact most people had two pieces, I never witnessed that at a wedding before!
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Dana
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
Karen at Cupcake Crazy did a fabulous job....big hit at the wedding. Everyone loved the cupcakes!
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Sonja
Wedding:
4/4/2010
5.0/5.0
We had a great experience using Cupcake Crazy for our wedding. Karen and her team were very generous with delicious samples everytime we went in for a meeting. We had a photo of a cake we wanted and Karen did just that. It looked beautiful, and the best part: tasted fantastic. Her cakes were so moist and she does tons of flavors.
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Katie
Wedding:
1/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Karen created an amazing cake for our wedding day! We were so thrilled with the taste of each tier and the 3 different types of cakes we chose. Our design was given to Karen and she created it perfectly! Our guests raved about it and I can't wait to get our 1st anniversary cake that she will make us. Thanks Karen & cupcake crazy!! Highly recommended!!
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ashlee418
Wedding:
12/19/2009
5.0/5.0
Great value! Great customer service! We were very pleased with our beautiful cake!
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heatherd1201
Wedding:
4/26/2008
5.0/5.0
Karen designed the most beautiful 3 tiered wedding cake Ive ever seen in my life. We didnt want to cut into it because it was so beautiful! The best part is that if you give her a picture of you cutting the cake, she will bake you a new top layer for free, instead of freezing the one from the wedding! She was so easy to work with!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Nice job!
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Megan
Wedding:
6/18/2011
4.9/5.0
They made our cake absolutely beautiful. They made handmade peacocks to help adorn our cake and it tasted wonderful. It's just a shame I was too full to eat much of it. They will give you a new top tier on your one year anniversary so you don't have to save the top... Just bring them a picture of the cake at the reception. :)
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Patricia & Jaime
Wedding:
7/25/2009
4.9/5.0
Karen makes AWESOME cakes, both in taste and look. She sat down and designed our cake with us and it turned out gorgeous. We couldn't have been happier with the end result. It was beautiful and tasted delicious. And in addition, her prices are VERY affordable. Definitely recommend!
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Carrie
Wedding:
3/9/2013
4.8/5.0
The cute was beautiful, Karen worked with me on my budget. There was just one little detail that was missed but overall a great company
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Tiarra & Ozzy
Wedding:
10/6/2012
4.8/5.0
We purchased our cake and cupcakes for our wedding from Cupcake Crazy in Lake Mary. Karen was extremely helpful in coming up with a design for our big day. Me being a control freak, I was a little scared when the design on paper started to look different from the pictures I had brought in for examples but I am so thankful that I trusted her because it came out absolutely beautifully. The cake was exactly what I had wanted as were the cupcakes. They tasted so good too!!! I received so many compliments on the the cupcakes and cake, it was definitely one of my personal highlights=)
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Heather
Wedding:
7/17/2010
4.8/5.0
We ordered our simple 3-tier cake from Cupcake Crazy. There were no problems or delivery issues and nothing went wrong. It was a butter cream cake, but everyone thought it was so smooth, it must have been fondant. Their prices are reasonable and service is friendly. I like that they bake you a fresh cake topper on your 1-year anniversary if you bring her a professional photo of the cake.

The only regret is that I did not really enjoy the cake as much on the wedding night. I felt like it tasted better during our tasting at the store than it did when delivered. Maybe I was just overstimulated from everything going on and nothing really tasted appealing...who knows.
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p.shalamar
Wedding:
4/24/2010
4.8/5.0
Everyone loved our cake! The owner of Cupcake Crazy, Karen, is wonderful. You go into her shop for a tasting and she brings out humongous samples of all of her fantastically moist cake. She made each of the 3 layers in a different flavor. They delivered (for a very small fee) on time and it looked great displayed. She puts your new last name on the bottom of the cake - very cute!
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Raychel
Wedding:
5/25/2013
4.7/5.0
We went to Cupcake Crazy and asked for a tiered cookie cake. Not many were up for this challenge, as no one had done anything quite like this before, but they didn't hesitate for one minute. In fact, they were very excited for this challenge and made us a unique cake that was both delicious and beautiful. We also got a regular cake, which was delicious, as well.
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agriff13
Wedding:
5/27/2012
4.7/5.0
My cake came out fantastic. It was probably one of the prettiest ones i have seen. We had a 3 tiered cake with the middle being cupcakes and then all around it were cupcakes on the table. Everything looked and tasted amazing. The only thing I was upset about was that the cupcakes were supposed to be on tiers by my cake but instead they were surrouding the cake on the table. I wish I knew ahead of time but I am not going to let it stress me out. It was everything I hoped for and my guests loved it!
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Patrick
Wedding:
4/2/2011
4.7/5.0
We loved Cupcake Crazy. We ordered nearly 600 mini cupcakes. They were very flexible with our order as we kept changing it. Our guest were amazed when they were brought out and placed onto the presentation table. We provided our guest with 6 different flavors and all were awesome.
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Rebekah
Wedding:
5/4/2013
4.6/5.0
Karen Alvarez came highly recommended by a good friend who used to work in wedding planning. She did not disappoint! My husband and I had a picture of a dramatic cake that we loved. We took it to Karen as inspiration. It was made to feed double what we needed. Karen sat with us hand sketching, erasing and changing until it was perfect. My jaw dropped when I walked into our reception and saw it for the first time. It was perfect! Karen was able to create this amazing detailed design using butter cream icing too. It tasted just as good as it looked. Many of my guests commented on how amazing our cake was. Karen also bakes you a small cake for your 1 year anniversary, included with the price of your wedding cake. Then you don't have to worry about freezing cake for a year.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
I enjoyed my visit with them! THey were very nice and helpful and their cupcakes were very good!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.5/5.0
Karen Alvarez and her team did an amazing job with my dream cake. It was delicious and a stunning work of art!
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Gracefayce
Wedding:
11/11/2011
4.5/5.0
All I can say is YUM YUM YUM YUM! This was hit with all the guests. We did a six inch cake top and the rest were assorted cupcakes. We picked our flavors and we were not disappointed! They were beautiful and tasty. One guest posted a pic to FB from the reception with the caption "too pretty to eat!"
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Britt1406
Wedding:
1/19/2011
4.5/5.0
Karen is great to work with. The cake was delcious and looked great! The easist way to communicate with them is to pick up the phone and call, e-mails get slower responses.
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Jenna
Wedding:
10/15/2011
4.4/5.0
Our cake was beautiful and tasted amazing!!!! The only issue was working out the time of delivery but we got it worked out and all is well!! Thank you for everything and making a wonderful cake!!!
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Shriannan
Wedding:
11/19/2010
4.4/5.0
Cupcake Crazy is located very near where I work and when I saw that they had won an award from the Knot I decided to check them out. Their cupcakes are delicious and there are flavors to suit every taste. I definitely recommend you check them out, even if you just have a sweet tooth that needs satisfying. We ordered 60 cupcakes in chocolate peanut butter, almond with amaretto filling, strawberry shortcake, and marble (for the less adventurous guests) and we also had a mini-cake made so we would have something to cut (to appease traditionalists). Some of the cupcakes had buttercream flowers on top, while others had swirled purple and white icing. It was a very beautiful and striking display. So, I can definitely say work with them and the edible creations you get with be beautiful and delicious. But, one word of caution. If you rent your stand from them sign a contract about damages ahead of time. As we were packing up to leave my mother-in-law, who had offered to return the stand for me dropped the plates of glass that the cupcakes rested on and they shattered. She told me not to worry about it and to enjoy my honeymoon. When I returned home I found that she had been treated rudely at the shop, quoted an ridiculously high price for replacement of the glass, asked for her credit card number, and argued with when she said she'd do her own pricing research for the replacements. I'm too ashamed now to go back to the store, which really is a travesty because I loved popping in on my lunch break to get something tasty to take home that night. Overall though, it's well worth it to at least go to a tasting and see what they're all about.
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Angela
Wedding:
3/28/2009
3.9/5.0
Karen and Cupcake Crazy made us the most beautiful wedding cake and the greatest groom's cake! The groom's cake was shaped like a fish and was one of the highlights of the wedding! The cake flavors were delicious and I would definately recommend them to everyone.
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