Wow! I loved my wedding cake! it was truly beautiful. Bijan was so professional during our meeting. He helped us choose and let us taste samples of his cake. He made the whole experience woderful. The red roses on my cake were beautiful. He will work with you right to very week of your wedding. My guests loved the cake too!
I'm not going to lie, Bijan Bakery's cake was very delicious BUT meeting Bijan himself and going through our wants and needs for our cake wasn't the greatest experience. From the time I called to schedule an appointment to our last meeting with Bijan he was very rude and was never prepared. Our first meeting he gathered a bunch of different cakes for us to taste but none that we specifically wanted. We told him the flavors we wanted and he said the next time we meet he will have those flavors ready for us to taste. Our next meeting came and he didn't have the cakes ready, and he acted like we were first time clients again asking us the same questions he asked at our first meeting, then he blames us for not bringing our detailed receipt in, and that's why he wasn't prepared. We asked for a custom design and at the end the cake looked beautiful from a far but when up close it wasn't the cleanest or nicest detail design that i have seen, BUT the cake was delicious and our guests enjoyed it.
I ordered my wedding Cake through Bijan's and they really are exceptional. They truly have artists that can really design the cake of your dreams. In addition, they have some really delicious and creative fillings you can pick from compared to some of the other bakers that had a limited selection. Also, they were able to deliver my cake to San Francisco which some of the other bakeries refused. They are flexible in all aspects.
I really enjoyed working with them and would recommend them to others.
The cake was absolutely perfect! We have Bijan a picture of what we wanted and what changes were to be made and he did it- it was delicious and beautiful- we couldn't have asked for a better choice!
Cakery is DELICIOUS... did I say Delicious? =) Definitely a good wedding cake vendor. I'd have to say many other weddings we've attended before, the cake was just so so... we even made a special announcement to our guests that the cake is from a wonderful French bakery and it's definitely worth eating.
I love Bijan, they provide great service and pride into everything they do. Bijan was able to take lace from my wedding dress and add it into our cake. It was beautiful and the taste is still with me!
Let me begin by saying, the cake was included with our package from our venue and Bijan's fondant is the best you will ever taste! The cake ended up being beautiful and Mitra is absolutely amazing to work with but there were some aspects I was not happy with. Bijan was really late to our scheduled planning meeting and I didn't get much time to talk with him which may have resulted in some of my dissatisfaction with the cake. The cake was a 4 hexagonal tier cake with flowers in between each layer. 2 of the tiers had piping on them that were supposed to mimic our invitations. The piping wouldn't have resembled the invitations even if you were drunk. I was really disappointed in the quality of the piping. It was smeared and didn't appear to have any real design. Other than the piping, I thought the cake was amazing and many guests told us it was one of the most beautiful they had ever seen.
I have been ordering my cakes from Bijan for over 10 years. When it was time to order my wedding cake, Bijan went above and beyond and really delivered a beautiful cake, that tasted amazing, at a great price. Highlights of my cake:
**5-Tier cake for 300 people - Each layer was a different flavor. Bijan provided more than 10 different cakes for my cake tasting. He made great recommendations for which flavors he recommends. Princes Cake with fresh strawberries is everyone's favorite.
**Decor - My wedding colors were Fuschia and Gold. Bijan executed a beautiful cake that synchronized with my decor. He coordinated with my Florist to use the same flowers on the cake. He even added some crystals to the cake and flowers, which really made it special.
**Service - I met with Bijan three times, and he always made himself available to meet when I called. He's been making wedding cakes for years, so I was confident in giving my wedding cake to a bakery who's been in the business and makes the best tasting cakes...
The cake was tasty and everyone enjoyed it very much. I even stopped to have a piece and it was quite good.
I was disappointed that the color of the cake did not turn out even close to what we had asked for or expected. That said, it still looked good to anyone who didn't know it was supposed to be a darker blue and not off-white.
I also had to leave a couple of messages before getting the appointment to do a tasting. This normally would have turned me off from using them, but a family member had used them several times and raved about them (and they were gifting the cake to us as well).
I love love loved my wedding cake! It was amazing and everybody at my wedding loved it! It was a bit expensive but well worth it! :D
It pains me to give 1 star to any vendor but I figure brides should know who they are paying for before they book a vendor.
I had a HORRIBLE experience with Bijan Bakery. I first found them at a bridal fair in the south bay, loved their cake, and they were on the top of my list to check out as my potential wedding cake baker. I ended up booking them and this is my experience:
First impression: Mitra and Bijan are a bit snobby. They know they make great cakes so I will disregard their attitude. They remind me of the "soup nazi" on Seinfeld.
Cake meetings: they are only available to meet from Monday - Thursday. Very inconvenient for me (since I live in S.F.) but whatever, we made it down there regardless.
Follow ups: You have to follow up with them. I was wondering why 2 weeks before the wedding they didn't contact us to finalize our cake design. We had to call them and it took another week before we were able to meet.
Week before our wedding: We "finalize" our design on Monday before our Saturday wedding. We finally meet Bijan the baker and owner (?) of Bijan Bakery. He was pleasant and reassured us that whatever we wanted he can make. We settled on a 3 tier cake with flowers on top, some scroll design, and purple cherry blossoms. Everything seemed set, he drew our design on our contract.
Day of our wedding: I sit down at the head table and nearly had a heart attack. My cake was nothing like what we talked about. In fact he did exactly what I hated. The cake was 80% plain with zero decorations except for some flowers on top and some flowers placed haphazardly on each layer.
My coordinator's side of the story: She told me that 1) he was late in delivering the cake and 2) when he got there he was really rude and told her that "I cannot do what the bride wanted and this is what she gets". Can you believe that?! He basically knew he was delivering a cake I was going to hate, yet he still did it.
Bijan's side of the story: he claims that he didn't do my design because he thought that it would turn out ugly if he did. He said when he delivered the cake, he brought the piping with him and if I wanted, he could have easily add the decorations in 2 minutes.
However, since he didn't see me he didn't bother to wait around. My reception started at 5:30 and my hubby and I arrived a little passed 5:30pm so if he really did want to wait for us he would have.
When we met after my wedding (about 2 weeks later) there was a lot of "he said" "she said" between him and my coordinator. I don't know who to believe/trust but bottom line is he screwed up. He knew he was delivering something that wasn't up to par but he still did it anyways. How can such a reknowned bakery ruin someone's wedding like that? Now when I look back at my pictures I'll always be reminded of my cake disaster.
Unfortunately I will not recommend Bijan to anyone. This is too huge of a mistake to overlook.
I gave him 1 star for refunding us a little over 50% of the cost of our cake.
Bijan Bakery is the best in Northern California! Our wedding cake was the most beautiful cake I could have ever imagined! Your cake will be at no cost if you book The Villa Ragusa in Campbell as your reception venue! I paid an additional amount to add all the bells & whistles and it was soooooo worth it!!! Thanks Bijan & Marika!!!
My cake was beautiful.. however, they got mixed up and somehow made mine sage green instead of ivory. We had taken a list of what exactly I wanted with pictures, and other than the cake itself and the flowers, it was wrong. Really, really good though. They felt horrible and apologized, but unfortunately there wasn't really anything that could be done. They are amazingly flexible; I wanted a 3 tier cake for 75 people so they made the layers a bit shorter to get that out of it since a regular 3 tier cake would normally serve between 90 & 100 people.
Where do I start....Bijan met with us for our pre-wedding consultation.....the cakes tasted sooooooooo good we couldnt stop complimenting him on his cakes! Not only so the tastes devine but he allows you to bring in any picture and he will recreate it! If that isnt enough he provides his own flower design so ladies you dont need to pay your florist for that! Even after the wedding I will continue to enjoy his bakery...I have found a gem and will not shop for other bakeries :0)
delicious and gorgeous!
bijan was so easy to work with and gave us a stress-free beautiful cake. they have so many wonderful flavors to pick from and it's all made fresh, so your cake is gauranteed to be moist and delicious the day of. the cakes are not overly sweet or artificial tasting and the fondant is the softest and best tasting i've seen. they're also full-service and provide the decorations for you too!
they are very accomodating and will work with you to make sure you get exactly what you want!
What an extroardinary cake! My husband and I didnt want a circle cake and this is one of the few places that will make layered squared tiered cakes. We got to pick colors, textures and different patterns to put on our creation. The cake tasting was amazing and the day of the event all we got were compliments on the look, taste and presentation. The prices were so reasonable and everything about it we loved. I would recommend them to anyone and if I ever need to have a cake in the future for anything, Bijan will be my choice.
This bakery has really good tasting cakes, and our wedding cake was so beautiful. Exactly what we had asked for. Unfortunately, the grooms cake that I ordered as a surprise to my groom was horrible. Didn't look anything like the photos I provided. The price I paid for the grooms cake was NOT worth it.
Even though this would not have been where I ordered my cake for my wedding if I had the choice (it was a mandatory vendor based on the site I booked), the cake was very good. I personally do not love the fruit cakes so much (ie., Strawberry mousse, mango mousse, etc.) but everyone told me the cake looked and tasted delicious. I have to agree the cake was gorgeous and even though they did charge an extra fee because of the style I wanted, it came out stunning and I couldn't say anything bad about it!
Also, I was so stressed before my wedding that I flaked on the last meeting we had planned and the woman working with me was so nice about it. She had called to confirm and I still forgot. When I called her back, she joked with me and had a good attitude and we rescheduled right away. So all in all I would recommend this place for your wedding cake!
This was the thing I was the most upset about at our wedding.
From the get go they were inflexible about my request for gold frosting accents on the cake and assured me it was California law and that I would not find another bakery willing to do this. I later found out this was not true.
Right before our wedding, our venue coordinator asked if I would switch to another bakery because of their inflexibility. They had already found someone who was available on our day and willing to meet with us. I readily agreed, not wanting things to go badly. When we switched and our coordinator tried to cancel, Bijan bakery threatened to sue our coordinator and made a scene. While at work, I had to call and smooth things over and figure out what the problem was-as we were not asking for our deposit back and had every right to cancel. In the process, I agreed to meet with him once more and figure out if he could do what we requested originally-gold frosting accents. This time he agreed and assured me he could do whatever I had asked for and agreed to the picture I gave him.
I had asked for a red cake with gold frosting accents-it was NOT red and all the guests agreed it looked pink. In addition it looked nothing like the photo I took in, which he assured me he could do. It looked completely ameteur. If I would have known it was going to be such a disaster, I would have gone somewhere else or asked for something that they had done before. I am still upset about it to this day and thus would never recommend them.
My cake looked fine and tasted okay but I felt the cake was extremely overpriced and they were very inflexible about design. I felt nickled and dimed.
Bijan bakery makes one of the best versions of my favorite dessert, Tiramisu! It was so fantastic that they could make the traditional Italian dessert into a cake for our wedding.
I love the cafe in San Jose downtown (nicer location than in Saratoga)and my fiance and I always used to go there for coffee and cakes. Naturally, we tried them out for our wedding cake.
While delicious, my fiance and I were able to find a less expensive, yet, equally tasty bakery in Palo Alto (Palo Alto Baking Company), but the tasting we did at Bijan was handled ok and the staff was not at all pushy.
My fiance and I felt like we had to push the staff to tell us about how things work, which might be ok, but people can't always think of all questions when it's their first large cake order, which is a downside.
The client has to follow up with the bakery, which seems reasonable, but bad for business as some clients could be lost because of this.
We were able to try all cakes that we wanted by pointing at their display with a finger :) You can definitely find something you like this way, but we were not offered customizations where the cream would be taken from one cake and the biscuit from another.
Cost is about $400-500 for a cake that would feed 50 people. Delivery is extra.
We had no further wedding cake experience with this vendor as we decided to go with someone else.