(Because we're out of the country, we weren't able to go to the tasting, but my MOH went for me...)
From what I'm told, Diane's cakes were amazing, especially the ginger-lavender cake! Dy does a number of lovely flavors of cakes and buttercreams, and her designs are incredible. She also makes gluten-free cakes and can accomodate many dietary restrictions.
Even though I didn't meet with her personally, I heard wonderful things from my MOH. Dy also went out of her way to email me, and was wonderful in communicating with me to keep me in the loop!
We are on a budget, and she was very willing to work with us to create an option that would work. Sadly, we had to choose another cake vendor, as what we could afford just wouldn't do justice to Dy's incredible skill.
I have to recommend her for her exceptional cakes, her kindness, and her professionalism. You will be lucky to have her cakes!!
Diane is extremely caring, kind and professional. I love working with her and her cakes are divine!
I loved working with them! I could not decide what I wanted in my cake and kept changing my mind. I must have been a nightmare for them! But they were always friendly and treated me as if I were the only client that mattered. The cake was perfect! It was exactly what I had (finally) decided I wanted! Also, they never tried to "upsell" me into something more expensive than I needed or could afford. They really worked with my budget. Very refreshing.
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Thank you Mary. You were far from a nightmare! Congratulations on your marriage!
My husband is vegan along with some of my guests. My friend suggested Bewitching Elegance and I'm really glad I chose them. I had fun working with Diane and she worked with me on the design. She clearly is a professional and has been in this business for years. The cake was gorgeous, truly a work of art. I'd recommend them to my friends!
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Thank you so very much! I appreciate your coomplements and business. Congratulations on finding happiness!
Quite simply said, They Rock!
The cakes are awesome! They taste amazing and look even better. The cake was a great value and the delievery fee was a lot less than other places charge. The chocolate-bourbon cake is unbelieveable. No "extracts," just bourbon and chocolate. Great stuff!
Diane, the head honcho, was also really patient with my bizarre taste in design, especially when I could not decide what I wanted. She had a ton of ideas and made the process so much easier than I expected. I did tastings at other places and they were all "willing to help me" but did not actually offer ideas or "get" the idea of what I wanted. Other places also kept trying to add to the price with "upgrades." Not here! I got a straight shot deal. I am glad I finally found these guys.
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Thanks for putting your trust in us. We had a blast! Rock on and congrats!
Being a vegan can severely limit your choices. But on a tip from a friend I visited Bewitching Elegance. After trying a sample of their vegan cake, I was sold. The wedding cake was absolutely delicious, albeit a little pricier than the other places I got quotes from. But that was to be expected, especially since it was a vegan cake, and with all my "suggestions" which Diane was accommodating enough to incorporate without a fuss.
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I am so glad to hear that you were pleased with your cake. Congratulations and best wishes for happiness!
I really loved working with Diane on my cake. She was totally professional and also fun! She made the process so easy! I was not the easiest customer either as I had a vegan wedding cake, but she came through with flying colors! None of my guests ever suspected it was vegan.
Her traditional cakes are totally fabulous too. She makes them all from scratch. Everything she does is so good and well priced. She is like the local Ace of Cakes! I totally recommend her!
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Thanks Janet and Ben. I loved working with you and am so glad things turned out as you wanted. Best wishes for a lifetime of happiness!
OMG! WOW! Diane...Thank YOU for all of your hard work, effort and dedication! Please know there is a TON of talk all over our 501st message boards about the wedding and mainly...THE CAKE!
OMG, thank you from the bottom of our dark side hearts....it was a dream come true- EVERYTHING and that cake..well...WOW- BEAUTIFUL! PERFECT! THANK YOU!
This place makes fantastic cakes!
I was really impressed with the gluten free cake we had made for our engagement party. She was able to do it in the chocolate bourbon. It was wonderful!
Diane is also really creative. I gave her some vague ideas of our wedding theme and she was able to come up with a fantastic design. Everyone was really impressed.
After trying out about 10 other bakeries in the bay area, we are going with Bewitching Elegance for our wedding cake. Her cakes were our favorite of all the ones we tried. She is also one of the only places that do the gluten free cake, and do it well. Most other ones we met with offered a flourless cake as a substitute.
Di did a b-day cake for me in vanilla cake with strawberries and triple sec. It was fantastic. I highly recommend her.
I recently did a cake tasting here with my aunt and not only was the cake fantastic, but Diane was totally helpful. She was willing to work with me on blending multiple cake styles together, gave me lots of ideas, and her prices were VERY reasonable. I would definitely reccomend her!
This is where we got our vegan wedding cake. Diane doesn't do exclusively vegan cakes, but is genuinely excited by trying new things. This goes for the design aspects as well if not more so.
After tasting here, We didn't even bother tasting anywhere else. WHich says a lot because I have nothing against getting free cake tastings elsewhere as well, but we were so impressed by the flavors and Diane's attitude that we just went with her. Definitely if you go taste the ginger-lavender, as it is really amazing and was a big hit at the reception. In fact the whole cake was. Either we exactly estimated the amount of cake we needed or people really loved it, because there were zero leftovers to take home.
Yummy yummy cakes and Diane is so sweet too!
We ordered a tiered red velvet wedding cake with lemon and mocha filling. Not only did it taste great, but it was gorgeous (and reasonably priced)! The red velvet was the most perfect bright red with super soft & creamy, rich, and beautifully textured cream cheese frosting. Diane was always very friendly, flexible, and all around wonderful, especially when it came to accommodating indecisive preferences and designing the cake to match with everything else.
Thank you so much for the great cake, The design was amazing as well as the taste.
We felt comfortable knowing that you could cater to our special vegan diet restrictions and still maintain a beautiful original looking cake. Every single one of our guests was impressed with our under water theme and surprised by the great flavor and moister of the cake.
Thank you so much for the great work.
The cake was absolutely beautiful!!!! I was soo upset that I could not see before the wedding and everyone saw the cake before I did :-). I have a big hug going out to you Dy. The cake was soo good and there was plenty for everyone.
Thank you so much for time and effort with me! You are a true artist and you helped a little girls (me) dream come true.
"Our cake was just spectacular! Robin thought there was a real hat on top, before he realized it was fondant! It was just beautiful, and everyone thought it was delicious. In fact, by the time I managed to get a slice, the strawberry-rose layer was already all gone!
Thank you so much for being a part of my special day!"
"I just wanted to write you a quick note to say that the cake was even more gorgeous than I imagined! You did an amazing job and it was truly a work of art, not to mention that it was absolutely delicious (as many, many guests told me!) It really added to the whole scene of the evening, and I wish you could have seen my face when I laid eyes on it! I loved the design, the color was perfect, the ribbon was perfect, and the flowers looked great. It was exactly what I wanted and more--it was just perfect, thank you!!! You also put a very overwhelmed bride completely at ease and handled everything which I really appreciate. And I will definitely be recommending you in the future.
Thank you for being wonderful to work with and for the stunning cake you gave us!"
"I just want to say you did a remarkable job with the cake! Everyone raved about it (I mean RAVED)! The presentation was stunning... very romantic and lush... it was a perfect fit for our "vintage garden" theme. And the cake itself was nothing short of perfection - moist, rich, nicely balanced flavors - simply sublime! Tony and I could not be happier. We think you are one of the most creative and talented people we have ever worked with and want to send you profuse thanks for helping to make our wedding day extraordinary. Don't be surprised if we show up at your doorstep one day, asking you to bake something special for us 'just because'!"
The Test Of Time Weddings
I have been lucky enough to have tasted Dy's cakes! Only one word... WOW! Besides how amazing her cakes are, Dy herself is a doll! I have known her for years and can't wait to work with her on many more weddings! She is definitely my top recommendation and she is able to truly have something for everything. She has vegan, gluten-free, and diabetic friendly options. And, as will many "healthy" options, these sure don't taste it!
Bewitching Elegance takes pride in creating decadent traditional, vegan, gluten-free, and diabetic friendly agave cakes, all with zero transfat. We have spent many hours perfecting our recipes to
achieve fabulous flavors that you will savor. We provide you with the best possible personalized service as we specialize in luscious artisan cakes as unique as you are. Our creations range from lavish to vivacious designs using innovative techniques.
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The information found in most guides as for when to order your cake is incorrect. Please call us as far in advance as possible as we book very quickly. Due to high demand, we cannot always accommodate late orders, but please call us no matter what your time line is. If we can help you, we will!