Cathy's Rum Cakes
We purchased our daughter's wedding cake from Cathy's Rum Cake and it was beautiful and delicious. The problem.....the cake was still frozen when we cut it 8-1/2 hours after it was delivered and the person who delivered it said he "didn't do flowers" (he was suppose to decorate the cake with the flowers we provided). If you order a three tiered or more, KNOW that it will be frozen. I had concerns prior to ordering and I was told it would not be frozen, something the caterer was also concerned about since they were cutting it for me. When I called, Cathy basically told me that it's hard to defrost the center core of the cake, so I had to expect that....Funny since that is not what I was told when I paid for it. Try many others that are not frozen, then decide.
The cake was delicious! Everyone loved it!
We did cupcakes for our wedding. The different flavors were a big hit!
This cake was delicious - Addictive - and it looked wonderful - A little pricey but worth it.
Beautiful cake, great service, very good! A bit expensive, but the quality is so delicious, its worth it.
Cathy's Rum Cakes Are The Best!!!!!!!
I just purchased my daughter's wedding cake from Cathy's Rum Cake. I first told her that she couldn't have a wedding cake from Cathy's because I thought they were going to be too expensive. I WAS WRONG!!!! Cathy's wedding cakes are only $4.00 per person, and the other upscale bakeries were wanting $10.00 and on up. My daughter picked out the style she wanted, and I didn't have to pay extra for it because of a promotion they were having. And the free samples they gave me were delicious! Dealing with Cathy's has been the smoothest part of getting this wedding together. My daughter is happy, and so is my wife - which makes me happy. Thanks Cathy!
Cathy's Rum Cake was both stunning and delicious at our wedding! We chose to keep it simple with white on white with their town and country swirl design with flowers between our layers. It turned out fabulous. All our guests loved our cake. We made sure to order enough to have extra (enough for 150 people although our wedding was 120). It worked out great because my husband and I got to enjoy it even more on our honeymoon. These cakes are unlike any others. They are always moist and creamy. We chose to use the original rum flavor, raspberry rum, and peach amaretto- all of which are phenomenal. Cathy was very pleasant to work with as well. We ordered one of her cakes for our engagement party and the bridal shower as well. No one could get enough!
Amazing wedding cake! Our friends and family LOVED our wedding cakes, especially the chocolate peanut butter! Everyone at Cathy's was a pleasure to work with as well. Also, the presentation of the cakes was breathtaking, white frosting with full strawberries covering the top of all three cakes.
Cathy’s Rum Cake was the last of several cake places we tried. It was the most amazing cake I have ever had and unfortunately also the most expensive. All in all once I tasted it the decision was made. The price is worth it and we had so many compliments on it! I recommend it whole heartedly!
Cathy's Rum Cake is a good quality cake. I wanted a wedding cake that not only looked good, but tasted good too, and that is Cathy's!
The only thing is that they only decorate with whipped cream frosting and not fondant, like many other bakeries. The fondant can look really neat, but the whipped cream frosting definitely tastes better. Also, if you are having a small wedding, like I did, they don't deliver your cake. So, my mom picked up the cake (which was frozen) and dropped it off at my reception hall in the morning. Unfortunetly, the cake was still a little frozen in the middle when we cut it. :( The cake is good, but I would recommend trying several different places before choosing them.
More than rum cake - insiderpages.com
By Laura S. | Insider Guru
"Cathy's Rum Cake offers a variety of cakes and other dishes through their catering menu. The food is very good and the original rum cake is delicious."
When it's time for nuptials and pastry, readers look to Cathy's Rum Cake for creativestatements in flour and icing. . .
December 13, 2002/Tevet 8 5763, Vol. 55, No. 16
BEST CAKE 2007 New Times
Cathy's Rum Cake
Cathy's Rum Cake
4807 E. Greenway Rd.
Cathy's Rum Cake has been around for 30 years. That's a long time. Cathy was popular here before people had even heard of another woman who goes by her first name (we're talking about Martha, not Madonna), a woman who made that fondant icing so popular.
Now, we love the look of fondant, and there are some local cake purveyors who do it so well, they put M.S. to shame. But have you ever tried to bite into a hunk of the stuff? Gross. It tastes like grout. (Well, we imagine it does. We've never actually tasted construction supplies.)
Give us Cathy's cake any time. The frosting is whipped and sweet, and you don't have to get a shot of rum in the cake — although we highly recommend it. (The amaretto version's not bad, either, and you teetotalers can get it alcohol-free.) Festooned with shimmery ribbons, we'd put Cathy's cakes up against Martha's any old day. Just let us eat cake!
"If your taste buds have ever encountered the goodness that is Cathy’s Rum Cake then you'll agree that having three locations in the Valley doesn't seem enough. Moist cake, rich custard, and the icing that you just can't stop eating because it's neither too sweet nor bland, it's perfect. This is heaven for rum cake lovers. And if you haven't tasted it, I think you are missing out.
Special occasions are always a good excuse to order their cakes. Yes, they are not cheap but they are absolutely worth it. Last weekend I ordered two birthday cakes and I counted the days till I could pick them up, and then until I could get a slice. My favorite flavor is chocolate chocolate rum. If you're not into that, they have other flavors:
Strawberry Banana Rum
Chocolate Chocolate Rum
Strawberry French Vanilla
Strawberry Banana Cream
Peaches and Cream
Peanut Butter and Chocolate
Raspberry and Chocolate
Strawberry Banana Amaretto
Where can you pick these up? Take note:
4807 E. Greenway
Phoenix, AZ 85032
M–F: 10 am–5 pm
Saturday: 10 am–3 pm
Closed Sundays and holidays
1076 W. Chandler Blvd. St. #106
Chandler, AZ 85224
M–F: 9 am–5 pm
Saturday: 7 am–12 noon
Closed Sundays and holidays
And here's my Cathy's Rum Cake story from the weekend:
I made a boo-boo after we picked up a cake. It's just classic: I toppled over the cake box when I was trying to pick it up the floor of the car. Note to self: do not try to bring everything all at once especially if there's prepared food involved. It calls for a disaster. With only 15 minutes left till their closing time (and we are about 10 minutes from the Phoenix location), I was in total panic. How could they possibly help us near closing time on a Saturday?! My boyfriend called them while I was petrified with the thought of fixing a botched cake for the first time in my life. I couldn't believe it when he told me that all we needed to do was go there and there will be another cake ready, free of charge. I didn't care if I had to pay as long as I had another cake, if you know what I mean. It is never a pleasant thing to have to tell the birthday celebrator that you're sorry for the unrecognizable cake--Oh, and by the way, bon appetit! We drove back there and got a new cake. We got there and my boyfriend didn't tell him that we need the pink cake replaced not the blue one, so I was almost in hysterics when I saw the blue cake. The owner calmed me down and said not to worry he will fix it. And he did. In a few minutes, he transformed it with a pink Happy Birthday and matching ribbons. Voila! I offered to pay again, but he declined. I told him he made our day! He said that made it worth it. I love it when I encounter genuinely good people. It just drives you to do the same to others.
"I've had Cathy's Rum Cakes for a variety of occasions and every single time they nail it. Now I live in San Francisco and WISH I could have a caterer in the city who makes anything close to these cakes. Deep Dish Pizza from Chicago Cheesesteaks from Philly and Cathy's Rum Cakes from Scottsdale She is by far the best at what she does. As far as those who complain on this site about frozen cakes, yes they should be thawed before you eat them, but the freezing keeps them absolutely fresh. They are only frozen overnight to keep the fruit and custard fresh but by the time you thaw, WOW. I'm sure you could make a special request to have your cake picked up on the day it was baked if you didn't want it frozen. I highly recommend this caterer for the cakes. My favorite: Strawberry! Enjoy"
Best Cakes on the Planet!!!!!
Dear Cathy -
You don't know us - but we know you! We've been celebrating with your rum cakes for over 30 years! This year - we'll celebrate 44 years of marriage! Thank You! for many of those years with us! I write and photograph for the Phoenix Magazine and have little time to bake, your cakes are wonderful and a household tradition!
Best to you & yours!
I wanted to Thank You for all the excellent food and cake for my husband's birthday party! The pork came out perfect & the chicken skewers were a hit! Your portions were more than gernerous! I can't thank you enough!
Being Italian, it doesn’t get better than this:
"BETTER THAN HOMEMADE CANNOLLI!"
I am so excited, I thought I couldn't afford a Cathy's Rum Cake for my daughter's wedding- I can! And, were buying my daughter's Wedding Cake from Cathy's Rum Cake! I am excited - it is the best cake we've ever had and at $4.00 a person and we are not having to pay for the added decoration!
Only Cathy's Rum Cake Caterers and her Official Website, cathys-rum-cake.com stood head and shoulders above the rest. Astounding the brides and her guests with full-service wedding planning; her legendary Cakes; Catering, Cup Cakes; "La Dolce Vita" Ribbon Sandwiches; Tea Parties and Dungeon Dinners.
Peruse Cathy's Website and see all the incredible delights that Cathy has to offer - we think you will be amazed and inspired. Cathy's clients are her biggest inspiration - so big that a blog has been added to handle all this creative overflow. You can now see all of Cathy's Pictures at: cathysrumcake.blogspot.com - click the link below and be prepared to be dazzled.
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