Overall I am very happy with the value and quality of my wedding cake. It was exactly what I expected. I had a budget-friendly wedding goal, so I wasn't too particular about color or design to match a particular theme. The owner did tell me if you have a picture for her she can make anything you want.
I have bought a few cakes from cathy's bakery (not at this location) and has always liked their cake because it's so light (not too sweet).
So it's only safe to say that I must get my wedding cake from them. I know their cake will be good and will not disappoint.
I got a three tier cake from them and they have decorated the cake exactly the way I want it. It was perfect!! I showed them a picture of how i want the cake to look like and on the wedding day when i saw my cake i was happy of the outcome.
The price for their wedding cake is unbeatable. I've searched so many different cakes, Cathy's Bakery is by far the most reasonably priced. A delivery fee may be added depending on where your venue location is.
Look for Mary (she's the owner) she speaks english and chinese. She will listen to your request and will add suggests too (you don't have to take her suggestions if you don't want to)
I highly recommend this store for all the brides out there.
But a little note: i'm not sure how well they can do novelty cakes, but for traditional / modern ones...
We were looking for a cake that wasn't overly rich and sweet (especially for our Asian relatives) and were extremely happy with the flavor and consistency of the cake from Cathy's Bakery. Mary was great to work with - she was very responsive and made us a beautiful cake, at a great price!
I am really disappointed with Cathy's Bakery. They were always my favorite bakery and I would have recommended them to anyone, but things have really changed. Our family got a cake from them for every birthday for every person for as long as I could remember, but this will definitely not happen anymore. I would give them 0/5 stars if possible.
I ordered my wedding cake about 2 months in advance. From the start, I should not have ordered the cake with them. They were extremely rude. They had a folder of sample cakes, but were unable to make the first 10 cakes we chose! They should not let you see pictures of what they can't make! They kept shoving us around and pressured us to chose faster, even though all the cakes we chose from THEIR book could not be made for countless reasons--it's too slanted, we don't have red, this design is too complicated, this will make the cake weak--and we didn't even ask for any changes from the pictures they showed us! I should have left at that point, but we stayed until we found a cake they could make.
Joyce took my order and she was very abrupt and demanding. We listened to her anyway and gave her the deposit. 3 days before my wedding she called and said they lost the picture of the cake. There was no apology or anything. She simply stated that I had to go back to the bakery asap, while she was working, 2pm to 8pm that same day or the next day at the latest!
I went to the bakery the next day, even though I was extremely busy with all the last minute errands, and still no apology. She simply stated in Chinese that "shit happens and tough luck." When I finally got the courage to tell her that she was and has been extremely rude and did not even apologize for her mistake, she gave me a forced apology. I ended up leaving and getting a cake at a different bakery instead.
#1 Their cake is not the best out there, we found a different bakery to make a delicious cake 2 days before the wedding
#2 Their service, especially Joyce's, was definitely the worse I've seen
#3 They raised their prices
#4 They are not true to anything they show you
I ordered my wedding cake from Cathy's Bakery. It was hard to communicate with them at first and then I ended up speaking to Mary. I went there very late where most of their cake slices were almost all gone. Mary gave me a few slices to sample. Their cake tastes better than other Asian's bakery I've been to. I ended up booking with them because their cake tastes good and their price was very reasonable.
Yummy cake, very reasonable prices. Delivery was late but I think that was actually my reception site's fault and not the bakery... it was delivered to site but got lost somewhere and didn't make it to the actual banquet room... but everything worked out. The cake itself was smaller than I thought, but tasted great - light, fluffy and fresh and just the right amount of sweetness. Would recommend.
We ordered a 3 tier buttercreme cake with 3 different flavors. I brought a picture of the cake design I liked, and they made it just as I expected. It was delicious and beautiful. The buttercreme was smooth unlike other wedding cakes that appears 'holey'. We were required to paid a $50 deposit for the cake stand and $35 for delivery to Pasadena. I didnt return the cake stand till 2 months later, the bakery didnt seem to have an issue with that, and I got my deposit back.
Of all the Chinese bakeries I tried, this one actually had an English speaker. BTW, do not go to Kee Wah...probably the worst bakery I have ever gone to. Anyway, Mary is so darling, but it was still difficult to communicate with her fully. I would normally have preferred a Japanese bakery however, this one is a fraction of the price. The cake is $340 for 120 people and since the wedding is close by there is no delivery fee.
After the wedding people told me they had two pieces of cake because it was that good. I only had a few bites, but it was DELICIOUS!
Great prices and tastes yummy too. A Chinese bakery. The girl said she will copy any cake picture you give her and if she can do it she will not charge extra for it. I worked with Mary and it was only about $280 for a 4 tiered cake for about 150 people.
Great prices and tastes yummy too. A Chinese bakery. The girl said she will copy any cake picture you give her and if she can do it she will not charge extra for it. I worked with Mary and They were only about $280 for a 4 tiered cake for about 150 people.
awesome cakes...not too sweet but real tasty too...