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Trifles

West Bloomfield , MI
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LOCATION

6585 Commerce Road
West Bloomfield, MI US 48324 (map)

PHONE

248-698-1800

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ABOUT US

We are happy to talk to you about your wedding day cake, sweets, chocolates, chocolate fountain display and more! Gwen has been at 9320 Elizabeth Lake Road in White Lake since 2000 and... Read more
We are happy to talk to you about your wedding day cake, sweets, chocolates, chocolate fountain display and more! Gwen has been at 9320 Elizabeth Lake Road in White Lake since 2000 and is still pleasing customers with elegant and delicious creations! Read less
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Besides cakes, what other types of desserts do you provide?
Cookies, Cupcakes, Dessert Buffet, Fruit, Groom's Cake, Pastries
What additional services do you provide?
Consultations, On-site Delivery, On-site Setup, Tastings
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Organic, 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?
A one hour private wedding cake consultation and tasting is free with every interested wedding customer. You will leave with a sketch of your customized cake and a firm quote.
What are your tasting hours?
We like to hold our consultations on Sundays, or earlier in the week prior to our busy weekends, when we are making wedding cakes! :-)
Describe how you price, such as by slice or by tier, for your cakes?
Cakes are priced by the slice and start at $3.75 per serving.
Does the price include the top tier of the cake?
Yes!
Do you offer custom cakes, or do you work with pre-designed styles?
Everything we create at Trifles is customized to meet the needs and tastes of our customers.
What (if any) special ingredients, such as fresh fruits or farm-fresh butter, do you use in your cakes?
We never freeze our cakes and we use fresh creams, fruits, chocolate and more!
On average, how far in advance of the event do you prepare the cake?
Baking takes place 24-48 hours before the wedding day, is filled 24 hours in advance and decorated the day of the wedding.
How many cakes do you schedule for a typical weekend?
On average we prepare 3-5 wedding cakes every weekend.
Will you work with the client's florist to garnish the cake?
We decorate cakes with fresh flowers provided by the bride's florist.
What (if any) cake accessories, such as a cake stand or cake cutter, do you rent out?
Cake plateaus are provided free of charge to our wedding cake customers.
Do you offer delivery? If yes, how much is your average delivery fee?
We delivery to the entire metro area. Our delivery fee is calculated as a standard 15% gratuity for set-up and delivery.

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Monica
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Some little girls grow up dreaming of their wedding dress. I dreamt of my wedding cake. The absolute one and only dealbreaker for my wedding was that I wanted a Swedish Prinsesstarta for my wedding cake. They're fairly easy to find in California, but for some reason, we had the absolute hardest time finding one in Michigan despite the huge Scandinavian population.

Fortunately, our planner finally found Gwen, who really knows her stuff! She had the technical know-how to turn what is traditionally a marzipan-covered dome of fluffy, custardy, whipped goodness into an opulent tiered (!!!) wedding cake (with necessary modifications, of course). Did I mention it was delicious? And so beautiful—covered in realistic, gumpaste flowers with gemstone accents.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2/9/2013
3.9/5.0
Trifles provided our wedding cake for our reception at Waldenwoods Resort in Hartland MI on February 9th 2013.

We had a three tiered round cake with white frosting and ivory piping with a custom cake topper, buttercream frosting, and two flavors - a white cake with white chocolate chantilly cream and raspberry chantilly cream and chocolate cake with chocolate chantilly cream and raspberry chantilly cream.

My (now) husband and I met with Gwen (the owner) several times before the wedding and each time she offered us a tasting to remind us of our options. She was very helpful in picking out the size of cake and the amount of sheet cake we would need to accommodate our guests as well as discussing options in our price range. For what we got I feel that the price was excellent!

I did a custom design for the cake which I drew myself and Gwen re-created perfectly! She even added small metallic gold balls through the design to add a tiny hint of sparkle (gold was one of our colors). The beautiful cake stand she provided (free of charge) also complimented the ornate style of our wedding. Most importantly - the cake tasted delicious! It was moist, very flavorful, and VERY rich.

Gwen had worked with Waldenwoods several times so she knew when to drop the cake off, who to talk to, where to take it to, etc. so that was very helpful to me as it was one less thing I needed to worry about. I do not have any complaints about my experience with Trifles, Gwen, or the results, and I would absolutely recommend Trifles.
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Chelsea
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
We LOVE Trifles! Gwenn handled all of our desserts for our reception. We had everything from cupcakes to miniature tarts and sugar cookies! Every single dessert was delicious, each one being even more amazing than the last. Not only was everything so tasty, but Gwenn is an artist and creates such beautiful displays of her pastries. Our dessert table was a huge hit with our guests. On top of all of that, we had one tiny misunderstanding as we ordered rock candy from them to give as gifts to our guests. A few days before our wedding, we realized there was a mistake in the order and we only had half the amount we had originally requested. Panicked, I brought this to Gwenn's attention and she responded immediately and assured me it would be handled. The very next day (with plenty of time to spare before wedding day), Gwenn had resolved the problem and all the rock candy was sitting in her shop ready to go without charging us a single extra penny! :-)
If you're having a tough time picking between cakes, definitely go with Trifles for the AMAZING customer service experience! I'd recommend them over and over!
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katherine
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Gwen was awesome to work with! She is soooooo talented!!! We had a cupcake tower for our wedding cake. We did 4 differen designs & flavors. She was so helpful with the decision making process, since it was really overwhelming to me. I had received so many compliments on how beautiful, unique & tasty the cupcakes were. We couldn't be happier we chose to work with Trifles bakery in White Lake. Thank you Gwen!!!
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Igor
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Gwen made an amazing cake. She met with us multiple times and even made a sample cake for us to try as we wanted something she had never done before. We loved her flavors and the quality of her work. She made the cake exactly like we wanted and it looked and tasted great. I would highly recommend Trifles!
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Barb
Wedding:
12/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Gwen\'s cakes taste so good! The cake we ordered ended up being much bigger and better than I imagined. It was less than $300 with delivery for 70 people for very large servings of cake. One guest told us he usely doesn\'t eat cake but ours was so good he ate his whole slice. We considered saving the top layer for our 1st anniversary but decided that we will just order a small cake to eat fresh in a year. Her cakes are so good it is worth getting a fresh one and I can\'t wait to have it again!
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Bella1919
Wedding:
10/8/2010
4.8/5.0
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! I can't say it enough, in a sea of upsetting vendors Gwen was the one I felt really earned her money. My cake was beautiful, it tasted divine and not once did I have to worry about whether or not it would turn out alright. I must have changed my mind about three times on the design and Gwen always adapted well and gave me honest input, she was a true pleasure to work with.

When I got fed up with my venue/catering I called her up and begged her to do an appetizer table for me. She of course I agreed with very little notice and my guests loved it! Espically the bacon pastry, and I didn't even get to try one! I can't say enough praises she has earned my husband and I's buisness for life.
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Melissa
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
My wedding cake was one of my most favorite parts of the day- believe it or not it was THAT gorgeous. I can't say enough good things about Gwen--- she went above and beyond what was asked and gave us an incredible masterpiece. AND she was not very expensive.
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Lisa
Wedding:
7/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Trifles is phenomenal. My Wedding Cake was not only Beautiful, it was delicious as well. Everyone raved about the cake and the chocolate covered strawberries saying it was the best they have ever tasted. They loved it so much, there wasn't any left to take home. Since my wedding, I have order numerous cakes from Gwen and would never even think of going anywhere else. Just ordered my daughters baby shower cake and I know it will be amazingly georgous! Can't wait to see it! Gwen, so glad I stumbled across your bakery years ago!
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Deborah
Wedding:
5/8/2009
5.0/5.0
Gwen's cakes are beautiful, and delicious to boot. We had four separate cakes, each a different flavor cake, and filling combination. We had a spice cake with caramel filling, a Banana Split cake, a marble cake that was soaked in Kahlua, with Frangelico/hazelnut mousse, and a white cake with apricot, and cassata filling. The cakes were so popular that we barely managed to get two pieces to take home with us, besides the top layer which was the spice cake. In fact the Kahlua cake was so popular, that if Lance and I hadn't of cut that cake during the cake cutting ceremony, we never would have tasted it. Her chocolate fountains are also to die for. That was a huge hit after dinner.

P.S. Gwen, I will be ordering more of the marble cake with Kahlua, and Frangelicoin the next couple of weeks. Lance has requested that as his birthday cake. We'll also probably take a couple of small one up to my parents, they didn't get to try that cake either. Also up to my stepmom, she didn't make the wedding.
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kcturtle3
Wedding:
11/29/2008
4.7/5.0
Gwen, the owner and founder of Trifles, is a phenomenally talented baker and artist. She made both our wedding cake and our groom's cake, which was designed as a surprise for the groom to look like Spaceship Earth (the park icon in Epcot at Walt Disney World), and both of them turned out better than I had imagined, not to mention tasting absolutely fantastic. The quality of her work is something that ourselves and most of her clients do not forget; I'm sure we will be going back to her for more cakes in the future. We mostly corresponded via e-mail, and it sometimes took a week or so for Gwen to respond; she is extremely busy and this is very obvious at times.
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tanya
Wedding:
9/28/2008
5.0/5.0
The cake was amazing. She was able to replicate our exact desires. It tasted amazing as well. As I expected, people left our wedding commenting that it was the best cake they ever had. I had no intention on freezing the top layer, but soon changed my mind after tasting the cake

Thank you
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Angela
Wedding:
9/27/2008
4.8/5.0
After tasting a delicious wedding cake from Trifles, I had to go with them for my own wedding. The cake tasted as good as I remembered and looked absolutely beautiful. They were also extremely flexible with what I wanted. Highly recommended!
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Kate
Wedding:
8/16/2008
5.0/5.0
Gwen was so easy to work with. Our wedding cake was delicious that we ended up running out.
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CarrieKA
Wedding:
4/26/2008
5.0/5.0
I researched nearly 20 cake companies in the metro Detroit area looking for the best value without having to sacrifice design and flavor. Gwen was able to make my beautiful cake for an affordable price and still have a different and unique flavor for each layer. I noticed a lot of designers limit you to 1 or 2 flavors or they have each cake already paired with filling. Gwen may make suggestions but the decision is up to you. We went to our tasting and as I was talking to her about what I like and don't like she busily sketched away. Magicly she designed my dream cake. It's almost like she was inside my head. She has a very good knack of sketching a person's personality into a cake. I will admit I dislike cake but Gwen's cake is delicious!
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Isabelle
Wedding:
11/20/2007
5.0/5.0
The cake was delicious and was equally beautiful. They did a great job of making my wedding day that much more memorable. I would reccommend them to everyone because they truly care about the customer.
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krenee43
Wedding:
10/5/2007
5.0/5.0
Gwen is amazing. She is so creative. Our cake was so unique and beautiful. We had three different flavors and they were all amazing.
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Chisara
Wedding:
9/1/2007
5.0/5.0
I wish I would've known that Ms. Gwen was a vendor on the site, because I would've left her a comment a while ago...but she is the absolute best! She was very esasy to work with and very patient, being that my husband is very picky. She answered all of our questions, and during the tasting she took time to explain every sample! Everyone loved our cupcake tower, they were so delicious. My husband hates choclate, but when he tasted her chocolate cupcakes he was in love! She was very, very helpful,and service was great!
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Allison
Wedding:
6/9/2007
4.4/5.0
Gwen was a complete lifesaver! My husband and I had planned on making the cup cakes for our wedding cup cake tower ourselves with the help of some friends but as the big day got closer we realized that we just weren't going to have the time to bake over 150 cupcakes! Trifles is my mothers favorite chocolate shop so she called Gwen a week before our wedding and she was able to squeeze us in between 5 other wedding cakes she was doing that day! Sure my dad picked up the cupcakes and my aunt put the display together, but we were planning on that anyway. The cupcakes are delicious and we will be forever indebted to Gwen for being able to do such a beautiful job on such short notice!
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Trifles responded with the following comments:

This is cute that we didn't get five stars on value and responsiveness, considering the operative phrases are: "5 other weddings" and "on such short notice!"

We love your mom & dad and would have done it for free if we could! But then again, I probably wouldn't be in business today if I did that :) Part of being a business owner is working overtime to make sure we stay in business!

Happy anniversary!
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bridgetteashley
Wedding:
10/14/2006
4.5/5.0
Trifles has been in business since 2001. Everything is unique;from the shoppe to the cakes to the owner. There, creativity is key. Take a look at the extensive portfolio to be amazed. There is simply no reason to look elsewhere.
P.S. The cake tasted WONDERFUL too! We go back and order a smaller version of the same for our anniversary.
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bride2006
Wedding:
8/12/2006
5.0/5.0
While we did taste cakes/frosting that were better than Trifles, Trifles was by far the least expensive baker for what we received. Our bridal and groom's cakes were gorgeous and delicious. Trifles was very flexible with flavors and mixing layers. We've ordered several more cakes from Trifles because we were so happy with their service and product.
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Trifles responded with the following comments:

??? - I'm not sure what to say :) We have prepared many wedding cakes for chefs and have served some of the most discriminating customers in Oakland County. We carry a full range of pastry ingredients, including those of the highest quality, available at competitively higher prices. We have found that most brides choose to economize by selecting ingredients that are cost effective for their weddings.

I invite you to taste some of our top-end gourmet tortes so that you will experience our "best" tasting creations. - Gwen
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kiki
Wedding:
11/6/2004
5.0/5.0
Our cake was awesome and so was Gwen. She delivered our cake and set it up and it was so delicious. Our guests were raving about it all night.
Services Used: Wedding Cake

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