We drive or walk past Lelenita's every week, yet we'd never been in until we started thinking about wedding cakes. We set up our tasting appointment and it became rapidly apparent that while we had never spent much time thinking about cakes, these people certainly had. Elmer was extremely helpful in showing us pictures and asking questions about our wedding theme and style. His suggestions helped us figure out what we wanted our cake to look like, and then it was all just a matter of taste. We tasted many cakes that day, but now only two of them stand out as truly exceptional. The tres leches, which in the end was the cake we choose, mostly because it's more wedding like, and the guava cake. All of the cakes were perfectly balanced, yet it was the perfection of these two cakes that guarantee that we will be coming back for years to come. At the wedding, everyone complimented the cake both in presentation and in taste and we're looking forward to enjoying our top portion in a year!
The one cautionary word of advice that we have is that English is not the primarily language spoken in the neighborhood or the store. We were able to navigate the language differences with a little bit of luck, some negotiable Spanish and a lot of patience. In the end, the cake was completely worth it for us, but we recognize that it wouldn't be for everyone. If you call their bakery, you can ask to speak with Elmer, who helped us and is very fluent in English and Spanish.
Elmer was very patient and helpful in helping us to choose our cake. We ended up having to pick up the cake a day later than we had originally planned because the party had moved a day. We asked them if we could pick up on the new date of the party and they agreed without hesitation. On the day we were supposed to pick up, we ended up not being able to. We were worried about having a cousin do it for us, because we had only put down a deposit and hadn't fully payed yet. My husband called and asked if he could give his credit card info and authorize them to charge it, which they agreed. So overall, they were very accomdating and the cake was good too!!