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Zillycakes LLC

Buffalo , NY

LOCATION

1008 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY US 14222 (map)

PHONE

716-883-0365

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Zilly was perfect to work with! Cake turned out beautiful! Everything I wanted and it tasted unbelievable! I wish I ate more!!
Zilly was perfect to work with! Cake turned out beautiful! Everything I wanted and it tasted unbelievable! I wish I ate Read more...
Zilly was perfect to work with! Cake turned out beautiful! Everything I wanted and it tasted unbelievable! I wish I ate more!! Read less
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Jenna
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Zillycakes are hands down the best cupcakes I have ever had. I tried cupcakes in Syracuse and Rochester and wasn’t impressed. I finally reached out to Zilly to see if she was available for my wedding date, and as fate would have it, she was free. The cupcake tasting was one of the highlights of wedding planning and so much fun. It was so hard choosing flavors because they were all so good! The cupcake tower at the wedding looked amazing and our guests raved about how good the cupcakes were. Zilly was very professional and great to work with, and I would highly recommend her!
Zillycakes are hands down the best cupcakes I have ever had. I tried cupcakes in Syracuse and Rochester and wasn’t Read more...
Zillycakes are hands down the best cupcakes I have ever had. I tried cupcakes in Syracuse and Rochester and wasn’t impressed. I finally reached out to Zilly to see if she was available for my wedding date, and as fate would have it, she was free. The cupcake tasting was one of the highlights of wedding planning and so much fun. It was so hard choosing flavors because they were all so good! The cupcake tower at the wedding looked amazing and our guests raved about how good the cupcakes were. Zilly was very professional and great to work with, and I would highly recommend her! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We had a wonderful experience working with Zilly! She was very knowledgeable, professional, and organized throughout the entire process. I gave her some photos of cake design ideas and told her what my theme was and she was able to create a design that was even more beautiful than any of the pictures! The cake tasted moist and delicious and they offer many unique flavors. We couldn't have had a better experience! The price was also very reasonable compared to other bakeries in the area.
We had a wonderful experience working with Zilly! She was very knowledgeable, professional, and organized throughout the Read more...
We had a wonderful experience working with Zilly! She was very knowledgeable, professional, and organized throughout the entire process. I gave her some photos of cake design ideas and told her what my theme was and she was able to create a design that was even more beautiful than any of the pictures! The cake tasted moist and delicious and they offer many unique flavors. We couldn't have had a better experience! The price was also very reasonable compared to other bakeries in the area. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
We had a vision for a wedding cake for our nephew and Zilly made it a reality. She had never made this type of cake before - it was delicious and beautiful. The cake was a combination of a croquenbouche and milkbar cake.
We had a vision for a wedding cake for our nephew and Zilly made it a reality. She had never made this type of cake before Read more...
We had a vision for a wedding cake for our nephew and Zilly made it a reality. She had never made this type of cake before - it was delicious and beautiful. The cake was a combination of a croquenbouche and milkbar cake. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
We met with Zilly having no idea what we really wanted. By the end of our tasting / design meeting we had our vision of the perfect wedding cake down on paper. The tasting was absolutely perfect. She had fresh hot tea for us throughout it, and we were able to have a lot of fun mixing and matching all the different cakes, fillings, and frostings until we found the perfect mix. It was really everything I had hoped for.

Zilly truly is an artist who was able to envision our cake, which we wanted to be a little bit different from the standard fare. It truly was a piece of art, and a show piece for our wedding. In addition, it was delicious. The lavender cake with lemon icing and almond frosting was unbelievable, and the chocolate with choclate ganache and peanut butter frosting was scooped up so quickly by the guests it was almost gone before we got to try any. From Zilly's sketch pad at the tasting to the showpiece of our wedding, we couldn't recommend Zilly more.
We met with Zilly having no idea what we really wanted. By the end of our tasting / design meeting we had our vision of Read more...
We met with Zilly having no idea what we really wanted. By the end of our tasting / design meeting we had our vision of the perfect wedding cake down on paper. The tasting was absolutely perfect. She had fresh hot tea for us throughout it, and we were able to have a lot of fun mixing and matching all the different cakes, fillings, and frostings until we found the perfect mix. It was really everything I had hoped for.

Zilly truly is an artist who was able to envision our cake, which we wanted to be a little bit different from the standard fare. It truly was a piece of art, and a show piece for our wedding. In addition, it was delicious. The lavender cake with lemon icing and almond frosting was unbelievable, and the chocolate with choclate ganache and peanut butter frosting was scooped up so quickly by the guests it was almost gone before we got to try any. From Zilly's sketch pad at the tasting to the showpiece of our wedding, we couldn't recommend Zilly more. Read less
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Shell
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Zillycakes provided us with the most beautiful and delicious wedding cake we could have imagined. They were absoulutely wonderful to work with-Zilly and Shannon went above and beyond to ensure we had exactly what we wanted. After listening to what we wanted, they offered thier insight and suggestions which made the whole process stress free.
The cake itself was amazing-beyond beautiful-the attention to detail was phenomenal. It was so delicious...incredibly moist and the flavors were unbeliveable. We continue to receive compliments on it.
We cannot thank Zilly, Shannon and all the staff enough for making the day even more special with the perfect cake...
Zillycakes provided us with the most beautiful and delicious wedding cake we could have imagined. They were absoulutely Read more...
Zillycakes provided us with the most beautiful and delicious wedding cake we could have imagined. They were absoulutely wonderful to work with-Zilly and Shannon went above and beyond to ensure we had exactly what we wanted. After listening to what we wanted, they offered thier insight and suggestions which made the whole process stress free.
The cake itself was amazing-beyond beautiful-the attention to detail was phenomenal. It was so delicious...incredibly moist and the flavors were unbeliveable. We continue to receive compliments on it.
We cannot thank Zilly, Shannon and all the staff enough for making the day even more special with the perfect cake... Read less
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Cheryl B.
Wedding:
9/10/2011
4.8/5.0
Zilly made a wonderful wedding cake for us. All of the guests commented on the flavor(White Velvet Lavendar) and how unique it was. The cake was moist and the ganache filling was excellent.
Zilly made a wonderful wedding cake for us. All of the guests commented on the flavor(White Velvet Lavendar) and how Read more...
Zilly made a wonderful wedding cake for us. All of the guests commented on the flavor(White Velvet Lavendar) and how unique it was. The cake was moist and the ganache filling was excellent. Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
My wedding cake was the talk of my wedding! everyone loved it! We had a four tier cake with buttercream frosting with alternating layers of red velvet and white velvet lavendar. Zilly made beautiful fondant ribbons and bow's for around the tiers that looked exactly like real ribbon. I bought beautiful brooches that matched my shoes and bracelet for the middle of the ribbon. It was absolutely fabulous! My guests loved it so much they ate my entire cake even the top tier we were suppose to take home! I couldnt believe it! the cake fed 170 people and we only had 135 show! I would recommend Zilly cakes to anyone! Zilly and her team were amazing and the cake was even better!
My wedding cake was the talk of my wedding! everyone loved it! We had a four tier cake with buttercream frosting with Read more...
My wedding cake was the talk of my wedding! everyone loved it! We had a four tier cake with buttercream frosting with alternating layers of red velvet and white velvet lavendar. Zilly made beautiful fondant ribbons and bow's for around the tiers that looked exactly like real ribbon. I bought beautiful brooches that matched my shoes and bracelet for the middle of the ribbon. It was absolutely fabulous! My guests loved it so much they ate my entire cake even the top tier we were suppose to take home! I couldnt believe it! the cake fed 170 people and we only had 135 show! I would recommend Zilly cakes to anyone! Zilly and her team were amazing and the cake was even better! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Zillycakes is AWESOME! I believe Shannon made my wedding cake and did an AMAZING job. She knew exactly what I wanted and stayed within my budget.

I make sure I go into their shop atleast once a month to sample their cupcakes. YUM! =)
Zillycakes is AWESOME! I believe Shannon made my wedding cake and did an AMAZING job. She knew exactly what I wanted and Read more...
Zillycakes is AWESOME! I believe Shannon made my wedding cake and did an AMAZING job. She knew exactly what I wanted and stayed within my budget.

I make sure I go into their shop atleast once a month to sample their cupcakes. YUM! =) Read less
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J
Wedding:
8/6/2011
4.7/5.0
Zilly made cupcake centerpieces for us and then a giant cupcake for us to cut...she had never done anything like this before and was willing to take on the challenge. They turned out great and we very pleased and everyone was talking about them....they looked good and even tasted better especially the large cupcake she made for us with the espresso filling....so good...Zilly is awesome
Zilly made cupcake centerpieces for us and then a giant cupcake for us to cut...she had never done anything like this Read more...
Zilly made cupcake centerpieces for us and then a giant cupcake for us to cut...she had never done anything like this before and was willing to take on the challenge. They turned out great and we very pleased and everyone was talking about them....they looked good and even tasted better especially the large cupcake she made for us with the espresso filling....so good...Zilly is awesome Read less
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jnhldy
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
The Best cake ever! I got more compliments on the unique cake flavors and how it wasnt just boring vanilla or chocolate. We recommend red velvet and white lavender cake. All are really good, you are able to try them all and the frostings when you have a tasting. There is a cost though for that, I believe it was $25.00. well worth it-you can take leftovers home.
The Best cake ever! I got more compliments on the unique cake flavors and how it wasnt just boring vanilla or chocolate. Read more...
The Best cake ever! I got more compliments on the unique cake flavors and how it wasnt just boring vanilla or chocolate. We recommend red velvet and white lavender cake. All are really good, you are able to try them all and the frostings when you have a tasting. There is a cost though for that, I believe it was $25.00. well worth it-you can take leftovers home. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
6/11/2011
4.8/5.0
We really enjoyed working with Elizabeth (Zilly). She was very professional but also had a quirky creativity about her that we just loved. She captured my dream wedding cake perfectly! The cake was so moist and everyone loved the strawberry filling and butter cream frosting! Our cake is pictured on her website so be sure to check it out!! http://www.zillycakes.com
We really enjoyed working with Elizabeth (Zilly). She was very professional but also had a quirky creativity about her Read more...
We really enjoyed working with Elizabeth (Zilly). She was very professional but also had a quirky creativity about her that we just loved. She captured my dream wedding cake perfectly! The cake was so moist and everyone loved the strawberry filling and butter cream frosting! Our cake is pictured on her website so be sure to check it out!! http://www.zillycakes.com Read less
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crazyinlove
Wedding:
6/3/2011
5.0/5.0
This was the easiest part of planning the Wedding!!! Zillycakes made it so easy and relaxing. No pushing to sell their products... they know their products are great and they are very organized and up front about all charges!!! Thank you for being so great and headache and stress free!!!
This was the easiest part of planning the Wedding!!! Zillycakes made it so easy and relaxing. No pushing to sell their Read more...
This was the easiest part of planning the Wedding!!! Zillycakes made it so easy and relaxing. No pushing to sell their products... they know their products are great and they are very organized and up front about all charges!!! Thank you for being so great and headache and stress free!!! Read less
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robineaton
Wedding:
1/1/2011
5.0/5.0
I contacted Zilly only a few weeks before my New Year's Day wedding, and she came through for me, even though it was an extremely busy time for her. Being an architect, I would have loved to design a cake with her, but didn't have time so I selected one from her website -- the Ruffle Cake -- and had it done with fresh flowers to coordinate with my bouquet. Zilly was amazing, very responsive and personable; she worked with my florist and they both came on my wedding day to deliver and set up the cake and flowers. All my guests agreed it was the most beautiful and best tasting cake they'd ever had. I didn't have a lot of guests so had plenty of leftovers -- I took some to my office and everyone raved about it. I hope I have another opportunity to hire Zilly again and create something new next time!
I contacted Zilly only a few weeks before my New Year's Day wedding, and she came through for me, even though it was an Read more...
I contacted Zilly only a few weeks before my New Year's Day wedding, and she came through for me, even though it was an extremely busy time for her. Being an architect, I would have loved to design a cake with her, but didn't have time so I selected one from her website -- the Ruffle Cake -- and had it done with fresh flowers to coordinate with my bouquet. Zilly was amazing, very responsive and personable; she worked with my florist and they both came on my wedding day to deliver and set up the cake and flowers. All my guests agreed it was the most beautiful and best tasting cake they'd ever had. I didn't have a lot of guests so had plenty of leftovers -- I took some to my office and everyone raved about it. I hope I have another opportunity to hire Zilly again and create something new next time! Read less
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dawncsweeney
Wedding:
10/8/2010
4.9/5.0
Zilly did our cupcakes which tasted phenomenal. Our initial meeting with her was very comfortable. She is very personable and open to different ideas. She had a number of different flavors that really appealed to us, even a vegan option! I will go with her again.
Zilly did our cupcakes which tasted phenomenal. Our initial meeting with her was very comfortable. She is very personable Read more...
Zilly did our cupcakes which tasted phenomenal. Our initial meeting with her was very comfortable. She is very personable and open to different ideas. She had a number of different flavors that really appealed to us, even a vegan option! I will go with her again. Read less
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Brooke
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
I just noticed that this is the space for reviews (two years after I got married) haha!

First off I want to say how unbelievable the team at Zilly Cakes really is. Zilly is an amazing woman with such a passion for what she does and her team is just the same. Not only was this THE BEST wedding cake I have EVER tasted (let's be honest, wedding cakes don't always taste that great) it was also beautifully designed and fit mine and my husbands personalities perfectly. Zilly really listened us and made us feel so special. Our cake was the feature of the night and makes more than one amazing appearance in our wedding video. I just really can't say enough and my gratitude and thankfulness for finding them when planning my wedding (while in grad school, what was I thinking) was a blessing. Thank you Zilly Cakes!
I just noticed that this is the space for reviews (two years after I got married) haha!

First off I want to say Read more...
I just noticed that this is the space for reviews (two years after I got married) haha!

First off I want to say how unbelievable the team at Zilly Cakes really is. Zilly is an amazing woman with such a passion for what she does and her team is just the same. Not only was this THE BEST wedding cake I have EVER tasted (let's be honest, wedding cakes don't always taste that great) it was also beautifully designed and fit mine and my husbands personalities perfectly. Zilly really listened us and made us feel so special. Our cake was the feature of the night and makes more than one amazing appearance in our wedding video. I just really can't say enough and my gratitude and thankfulness for finding them when planning my wedding (while in grad school, what was I thinking) was a blessing. Thank you Zilly Cakes! Read less
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Collen
Wedding:
8/14/2010
4.9/5.0
I chose to come here because I was at a wedding where the couple had them for their wedding cake and I was so pleased by the taste and look of their cake.
When it came time for our cake to be designed, they were very helpful narrowing it down.
The end product was to die for. I was so happy that my photographer took tons of pictures of it. The taste, well it was OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!!
I don't know what their secret is but its good!
I chose to come here because I was at a wedding where the couple had them for their wedding cake and I was so pleased by Read more...
I chose to come here because I was at a wedding where the couple had them for their wedding cake and I was so pleased by the taste and look of their cake.
When it came time for our cake to be designed, they were very helpful narrowing it down.
The end product was to die for. I was so happy that my photographer took tons of pictures of it. The taste, well it was OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!!
I don't know what their secret is but its good! Read less
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GMI313
Wedding:
7/30/2010
4.5/5.0
We used Zillycakes for our wedding "cake" which instead was a cupcake tower. We met with Zilly for a tasting and she made us feel comfortable right away. The tasting was amazing and we ended up choosing to have 5 varieties of cupcakes for our tower. With all the trimmings and flavors and colors that we wanted, she charged us $2 per cupcake, which I thought to be very reasonable and the quality of the cupcakes were out of this world.

Once we put down the deposit, we were promised sketches within 2 weeks but didn't get the sketches until about 3 weeks after the deposit. Then when we needed to sign the final contract I found it difficult to get a hold of anybody, which did start to make me nervous. Zilly finally called and said that she was going through some staff changes and was behind in her paperwork. Since Zilly runs her own shop on Elmwood Ave and her catering is not her sole business, I completely understood. But I will say that even 1 month before the wedding I found the responsiveness to be slow, however, once she started the baking and prep the week of the wedding, she called several times and didn't make any decisions without my ok.

The cupcakes were outstanding. I think they were a huge hit of the wedding itself. Our photographer took literally 20 photos of the tower itself. The guests loved every flavor - we only ended up with about 10 leftover, which we gladly ate in the next week. The tower did come with small cakes at the top that we could cut at the reception and then freeze for our anniversary. We were extremely happy with Zilly, her staff, and her cupcakes!
We used Zillycakes for our wedding "cake" which instead was a cupcake tower. We met with Zilly for a tasting and she made Read more...
We used Zillycakes for our wedding "cake" which instead was a cupcake tower. We met with Zilly for a tasting and she made us feel comfortable right away. The tasting was amazing and we ended up choosing to have 5 varieties of cupcakes for our tower. With all the trimmings and flavors and colors that we wanted, she charged us $2 per cupcake, which I thought to be very reasonable and the quality of the cupcakes were out of this world.

Once we put down the deposit, we were promised sketches within 2 weeks but didn't get the sketches until about 3 weeks after the deposit. Then when we needed to sign the final contract I found it difficult to get a hold of anybody, which did start to make me nervous. Zilly finally called and said that she was going through some staff changes and was behind in her paperwork. Since Zilly runs her own shop on Elmwood Ave and her catering is not her sole business, I completely understood. But I will say that even 1 month before the wedding I found the responsiveness to be slow, however, once she started the baking and prep the week of the wedding, she called several times and didn't make any decisions without my ok.

The cupcakes were outstanding. I think they were a huge hit of the wedding itself. Our photographer took literally 20 photos of the tower itself. The guests loved every flavor - we only ended up with about 10 leftover, which we gladly ate in the next week. The tower did come with small cakes at the top that we could cut at the reception and then freeze for our anniversary. We were extremely happy with Zilly, her staff, and her cupcakes! Read less
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Buffalo Bride
Wedding:
5/29/2010
4.3/5.0
Zilly was incredible! She took this crazy idea I had for a cake made out of stacked mini cupcakes, and made it happen! I gave her my idea, and in her store, started playing around with some day-old cupcakes to see if it would work. She made some computer sketches for me, and I was so thrilled with the result!
The cake was so delicious, so beautiful, so unique, and exactly what I pictured in my head!
Zilly was incredible! She took this crazy idea I had for a cake made out of stacked mini cupcakes, and made it happen! I Read more...
Zilly was incredible! She took this crazy idea I had for a cake made out of stacked mini cupcakes, and made it happen! I gave her my idea, and in her store, started playing around with some day-old cupcakes to see if it would work. She made some computer sketches for me, and I was so thrilled with the result!
The cake was so delicious, so beautiful, so unique, and exactly what I pictured in my head! Read less
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Malinda
Wedding:
5/15/2010
4.9/5.0
I could not be happier with the choice we made they were great. Instead of having to choose one of their standard cakes they worked with us to put together something that fit what we wanted. If you want something more then your generic wedding cake go zilly
I could not be happier with the choice we made they were great. Instead of having to choose one of their standard cakes Read more...
I could not be happier with the choice we made they were great. Instead of having to choose one of their standard cakes they worked with us to put together something that fit what we wanted. If you want something more then your generic wedding cake go zilly Read less
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digamy8
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Zilly ROCKS! She is an amazing cake baker AND artist!! The cake was beautiful and delicious!!!! All of our guests loved the look and the taste. We highly recommend her!!
Zilly ROCKS! She is an amazing cake baker AND artist!! The cake was beautiful and delicious!!!! All of our guests loved Read more...
Zilly ROCKS! She is an amazing cake baker AND artist!! The cake was beautiful and delicious!!!! All of our guests loved the look and the taste. We highly recommend her!! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
8/29/2009
5.0/5.0
I loved my wedding cake. The only issue we had was it fell apart within 15 minutes because of the humidity. The owner Zilly Rosen came back right away with 2 new layers and fixed the cake but it still wasn't going to stay because of the humidity. It was exactly what I wanted but I wish it would have been up longer.
I loved my wedding cake. The only issue we had was it fell apart within 15 minutes because of the humidity. The owner Read more...
I loved my wedding cake. The only issue we had was it fell apart within 15 minutes because of the humidity. The owner Zilly Rosen came back right away with 2 new layers and fixed the cake but it still wasn't going to stay because of the humidity. It was exactly what I wanted but I wish it would have been up longer. Read less
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Zillycakes LLC responded with the following comments:

Nicole's cake was a beauty...just like her...playful and fun and very colorful. It was a whimsical crooked cake by design, and her dad decided to surprise her with 6 layers to feed 250 rather than 5 layers to feed 110! When making a crooked cake, I am always prepared in case a top layer decides to "jump." Nicole's re-designed 6 tier crooked cake to feed 250 needed to be in an air conditioned space to maintain its integrity, but we risked it at the Historical Museum, which is has no AC. The day was cool enough (in the high 70's), but VERY humid, especially inside the museum. Every cake is a new experience and a learning experience...and every cake is subject to weather and gravity. From now on I'll stick to 4 layers for crooked cakes in non-airconditioned spaces! Still, I came to the rescue with back-ups, which I feel really good about. To have learned this valuable lesson about humidity with such a good-humored bride like Nicole was a blessing.
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