DO NOT ORDER FROM PATTI NOBLE (Patti Cakes).
I ordered my wedding cake well in advance of my wedding. She took a very large deposit from me. I tried to get in touch with her three months before my wedding by email. Her shaw email account was gone, so I used her hotmail account. I also left a voice message on her cell phone and sent a text. NO RESPONSE. I desperately tried to get her over the next two months with no luck...even tracking her down at her house (she had done a midnight move from where she had been living). After much pressure on her and getting in touch with others who had been ripped off by her, I got my money back. I am so thankful that I figured out what a horrible unreliable fraudster/criminal she is before I was one of the poor people who only found out the day of their wedding and had no cake!
I am not sure where she bakes her cakes, but if it was at her last house, I'm sure that many people ingested things they hadn't expected. The place was a sty...an infestation of dirt, urine, garbage and bugs.
Liar, cheater, thief, criminal. Do not use this service. This business is a front in order to rip people off to support some sort of a bad habit (ie. Drugs). I ordered a cake for my wedding day and did not receive it. I cannot believe that mankind still produces such weak, cowardly individuals. You heard it first from Marty.
DO NOT ORDER CAKES FROM PATTI. SHE MADE UP A STORY AND DID NOT DELIVER OUR CAKE ON THE ACTUAL WEDDING DAY AND NEVER REFUNDED OUR MONEY. SHE HANGS UP ON YOU WHEN YOU CALL HER TO ASK FOR A REFUND. SHE TAKES A LONG TIME TO REPLY TO EMAILS. SHE IS A LIAR AND DOES NOT CARE ABOUT HER CUSTOMERS. SHE WILL LEARN THAT KARMA IS A B*TCH!
THE ONLY REASON I GAVE HER A .2 STAR IS BECAUSE IT DOESN'T ALLOW ME TO RATE ZERO.
DO NOT HIRE THIS PERSON FOR ANYTHING!!! SHE WILL RIP YOU OFF HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS AND NOT DELIVER!
I had the the unfortunate pleasure of having to deal with this vendor on a clients wedding day! I contacted her to confirm delivery of an $800 cake and favor order and was told it would be delivered by noon on the wedding day. The day of the wedding i was contacted at 10:30am saying the cake was ruined by a burst pipe (A BIG LIE) and that she was not coming! She didn't even attempt to get another cake done or find a replacement cake! She had more than 8 hours to figure something out! I demanded that money was returned that day and she also refused!
It seems that after reading similar posts from the same weekend she flaked out on all her clients contracts and didn't deliver!
I REPEAT DO NOT HIRE THIS PERSON FOR ANYTHING!
SHAME ON YOU!!
patti does not return emails, texting or phone calls in particular when she owes you a refund for a cake that never got delivered. she called on my son's wedding day to tell us the cake had been destroyed. no real care other than to let us know that. she said that she would refund the money but i have attempted to contact her many times and no answer. She is very unprofessional and do yourself a favor and do not give her any business. You might be extremely disappointed. There is nothing worse than having to run around the day of your wedding trying to find a cake that would suffice for 120 people. Unbelievable is all I can say.
Patti took our money in advance and no-showed on our wedding day! She called at 10:15 am and told me the cake had been ruined. She had all day to come up with a solution (slab cakes, fake cake etc) but instead she just turned her phone off. We had no cake and no favours because of Patti-this business is GARBAGE!
A tip for anyone needing to get their money back just text her and let her know you know where she lives and your on your way over, she responded to meand gave me my money. You can find her address online.
I had a terrible experience with this vendor, and I didn't even get to see the final product.
I booked her in july 2011 for my wedding this fall. I didn't even think to converse with her too much before the wedding, but when I tried to change colors, I didn't hear back from her for 4 months.
I tried email, phone, website, to no avail. Her website was actually shut down and her email was not available. It was very unprofessional of her NOT to contact her clients and let them know.
I would've carried on using her as a vendor, but was a bit confused as to why she wasn't returning my phone calls. Finally, I noticed some poor reviews on this site, and tried to contact her about it. I wanted to cancel her services.
EVENTUALLY. after 5 months, she refunded my deposit. I commend her on this, because I didn't think she was professional enough to do this. However, it was painful trying to have an adult conversation with her. She didn't return phone calls, she didn't answer her phone, and when I just wanted to follow up with her she replied with a text "listen, i'll get the money to you...."
Would not recommend this service. Lots of stress over something that shouldn't be stressed over on your special day.
Thank you for the refund though Patti. Advice: return phone calls, follow up with your clients, give reassurement that you will actually show up to their wedding and maybe they won't try to cancel your service.
CON ARTIST! she charged us for a stand rental and use, and never delivered on the cake stand. since then, she will not return phone calls or emails. Do not use her unless you want to be ripped off! only reason i gave her 1/5 stars is because i could not leave any blank.
Although we loved the taste of our cupcakes, Patti has been very difficult to get a hold of. The week of my wedding I was very concerned because I couldn't connect with her. When she finally called me back, she said she had been camping, and came home to make my cake and cupcakes. She could have changed her voicemail greeting to reflect that she was unavailable.
Furthermore, we still have her cupcake stand and we've attempted to contact her via phone and email to return it to her. She has yet to call me back. I don't even know where she lives so that I could return it to her. This hasn't been the best experience and I don't know why she is unresponsive.
Patti Cakes went above and beyond what we wanted for our cake! From the very first email she was attentive and listened to exactly what we wanted and even had to make an extreme change a few hours before the wedding when the flowers we originally wanted on the cake hadn't opened up. She is creative and has wonderful ideas. It tasted incredible and I have just had a piece for breakfast :) I can not thank you enough Patti, and will be telling everyone about your services and using you again whenever we can!!
Patti did a fabulous job on my wedding cake. My husband and I were so pleased with the outcome and the guests were all impressed with it as well. Patti is so professional, flexible, and an absolutely talented cake vendor. I highly recommend her to anybody who wants good quality cakes!
The cake was amazing.
Unfortunately, when I tried to find her a year later to order some cupcakes she was nowhere to be found.
I am sorry to hear about the negative news about her and the people who she ran away...
Patti Cakes is very professional and the quality is top notch. She's very flexible with discussing the design you want. Everyone commented not only on how beautiful the cake was, but how delicious it was as well. I would recommend her to any and every one! It was everything I asked for and more.
Patti when we first met her was very nice. She took notes and gave us a copy of them.
Her sample cup cakes were very tasty and moist! We gave her the down payment and decided the flavors later which was ok with her which made it less pressure on us. She wants you to give the final payment 2 weeks in advance which was fine, but I missed it by two days and she was on the phone calling calling calling me! We gave her the payment and explained that I honestly just lost track of time and date with it being crunch time,(also it was the weekend so I could not do the money transfer she wanted until monday) but she charged me more ... only 2 days. She delivered the cake to the wedding venue. She did not even wait to show it to me or anyone in my wedding party which is ok... but she was supposed to do piping and she did not and in the back, the decoration on the cake were completely smudged/smeared down the tier! I never noticed until we went to cut the cake! I hope none of my guests saw it!!!! The cake was ok, but not what her cupcakes tasted like. She told me the cake would be moister because of the fondant locking in the moisture... not true, unless she made my cake 1 week before! She also did not leave the boxes or what she shipped it in so thankfully I had a great venue who packed it all up for me in their own boxes!
Overall she was ok, but I think her professionalism is lacking because of her immature age??? At our first meeting, I said she was the only cake vendor I found that was not in vancouver and I liked. I mentioned one other cake vendor and she start bad mouthing them!!! I could not believe it! She said she could not stand looking at the pictures etc... WOW... I guess i should have known then she would not stick around to see if the cake was ok... or to my liking.
I was very happy with the way that Patti was able to take my idea of wedding cake and make it happen. I will be using Patti Cakes again for my sons 3rd birthday cupcakes.
Patti listened very well to exactly what I had envisioned for my wedding CUPCAKES! And she made them more beautiful than I ever imagined. Everyone complimented our unique, and gorgeous cupcakes that completely matched our theme.
We LOVED our wedding cake from Patti's cakes. She did an amazing job, not only the look of the cake, but the taste. Everyone enjoyed it. Can't wait until our 1 yr anniversary to taste the top tier of our cake that we froze!! You get a lot of awesomeness for such an affordable price!!!
Patti Cakes did my wedding cake for my May 2010 Wedding, of 200 guests in Vancouver.
The cake was everything I had asked for and I had so many compliments on the taste and how it looked. I would recomend her to any bride looking for a beautiful wedding cake!