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Bella Donna Special Events

Canoga Park, California, Los Angeles

(199)
1 hire on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019
Bella Donna Special Events logo
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Bella Donna Special Events

Canoga Park, California, Los Angeles

(199)
1 hire on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

About

We have been in business for almost 20 years, specializing in Full-Service Catering, Wedding Cakes and Custom Cakes.

We offer, Full-Service Catering, Décor, Party Rentals, Beautiful Floral Arrangements, Wedding Cakes, Birthday Cakes, Specialty Desserts, Cookies and Gourmet Cupcakes.

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jennifer

7 November 2019

Donna is the Best!
We met Donna when we were looking for our Cake. She turned our vision into reality and it was so delicious! Everyone loved it! She was also our Day of Coordinator. I cannot say enough wonderful things about her. We were totally supported and she had great ideas to keep us within Budget and make everything look so perfect! She was available for us at all times!
She also made us the sweetest looking sample cakes and we fell in love right away! Donna thank you and your team for all the love! Jen and Michael
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Don Morse

14 October 2019

I did not go to belladonnas, I went next door to Canoga park discount birds they've been my bird store for 25 years

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Guadalupe V.

25 August 2019

The cake was amazing! It was what I had in mind and the red velvet was really good! It was for my nephew he turned 2. The delivery was on time and we were all very happy!! I loved it.

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Caryn W.

12 August 2019

Again...EXCELLENT! This is now my 4th birthday party with Ms. Bella Donna and she always knocks it out of the park! My daughters unicorn cake was AMAZING! I had a special requests for a specific pastel theme, and Donna accomplished it perfectly. And the cake was DELICIOUS! My guests kept raving about the cake. The top part was marble with Oreo cream filling and the bottom half was FRESH strawberries with whip cream. I ordered unicorn cupcakes to match (lemon, chocolate and vanilla flavors) and they were equally as beautiful and delicious. The cake was the center piece of the party.  See pics below! I could not be me more happy...mainly because my daughter LOVED it. What's great about Ms. Bella Donna's cakes are they not only look amazing they taste amazing too!! I'm so grateful! We will be back again and again for both of my daughters birthday! THANK YOU MS BELLA DONNA for making our day SO special! More...

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Cinddy D.

3 July 2019

Bella Donna made my husband's 40th birthday cake. It was absolutely beautiful and delicious.  Customer service and communication is great.  They emailed and called me right away to discuss what I needed and go over all the details.  The cake was so moist and not overly sweet.  We had extra so I stored it in the freezer right away.  Let me tell you, the cake is so moist that I was able to take it out of the freezer and cut a slice almost immediately.  I left it to defrost for just a few minutes and it was still moist and delicious! It was so beautiful my dad didnt think it was real. He poked it and made a little hole.  Lol. Luckily I had gold decors laying around so i did add the two little fans on a stick to the front of the cake.  Thank you Bella Donna for an awesome job!!! More...

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Rosalie Hall

30 June 2019

Bella Donna catered our wedding for about 130 people and everything was to die for! Donna and her staff were so professional and friendly. Donna and Tom were very responsive and easy to work with from day one, they even accommodated my ridiculous request to not use chafing dishes for the buffet. The buffet and dessert table set up were beautiful! The food was to die for and the desserts and cake were amazing as well-the cake looked more beautiful than what I could have imagined. I was honestly sad when the wedding cake and leftovers were over-it was that good. They also did such a fantastic job at cleaning up, you never would have known there were so many people the night before! More...

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Dominique V.

23 June 2019

Donna, you and your team are AMAZING! Thank you so much for giving us our dream wedding. Endless thank you to you, the staff, event team, chefs, bartenders, servers and busers! It was a huge team effort and we recognize all the hard work that went into making it such a special event and day for everyone in attendance. The set-up for the event was perfect, the food was delicious, the staff very friendly and engaging. The charcuterie display is the BEST charcuterie display I have ever seen. Everyone raved about how delicious the food was the entire weekend! Donna and team helped us for the Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding, and Post-wedding Brunch. The food for all three days was delicious and the events will forever be in our memories! Thank you for the amazing wedding cake, delicious appetizers (also one-of-a-kind) deliciousness. Donna and Team are simply the best caterers and event staff. You should absolutely choose them for your event to be perfect! More...

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Rose Hall

14 June 2019

Bella Donna catered our wedding for about 130 people and everything was to die for! Donna and her staff were so professional and friendly. Donna and Tom were very responsive and easy to work with from day one, they even accommodated my ridiculous request to not use chafing dishes for the buffet. The buffet and dessert table set up were beautiful! The food was to die for and the desserts and cake were amazing as well-the cake looked more beautiful than what I could have imagined. I was honestly sad when the wedding cake and leftovers were over-it was that good. They also did such a fantastic job at cleaning up, you never would have known there were so many people the night before! More...

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Andrea M.

14 June 2019

Thank you for the absolutely beautiful and delicious cupcakes.   My daughter requested cupcakes for her high school graduation and I was happy to order something special.  She didn't want the traditional graduation decorations and is really into beautiful flowers.  Tom and Donna came up with this stunning display of yummy just from emails and no other inspiration than "she likes flowers."   The cupcakes are definitely too gorgeous to eat, but with tropical, coconut, red velvet and peanut butter fudge we just had to eat them.   I'm looking forward to the next celebration! More...

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Tiffany M.

11 June 2019

Donna and Tom were wonderful and patient throughout the entire process of planning our wedding.  I was not the most detail-planned bride, and our guest count changed way too much, yet they always were kind and smiling.  The appetizers were excellent.  Some said the cake was the best they've ever had. My only disappointment, was that the guests ate my cake too and I didn't get any :)  Donna added special touches to really pull the wedding together and make it gorgeous.  The staff was so helpful and  kept everyone happy throughout the night.  I highly recommend Donna and her team! More...

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Karen L.

10 June 2019

I highly recommend Donna and her incredible crew!  She recently catered our son's wedding - in our backyard......I can honestly say I've never been more impressed - the food was FABULOUS from appetizers to wedding cake (omg the cake!!!).....her entire staff was efficient and almost invisible.  They handled the setup so beautifully....and managed the unexpected light rain during the reception by moving food and umbrellas without batting an eye!  Even though it was a good-sized event (130+), I truly felt that I was a guest at my own party.  And waking up the next day you would never have known 130+ people had been at my house the night before - it was cleaner than we ordinarily find it on a regular Sunday morning!  Thank you thank you thank you!! More...

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Arthur S.

6 June 2019

WOW! I had the pleasure of having a vanilla cupcake and it was AMAZING.  If you're in the area you have to try it.

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Greg H.

5 June 2019

Bella Donna did my son's wedding weekend bash.  We had Donna and her magical team of wedding fairies do our welcome/rehearsal dinner, our wedding of 200 guests and our day after Bloody Mary Brunch and they killed it!  I mean crushed it.  The weather Memorial Day weekend was rainy and cold but they kept us warm and toasty with wonderful appetizers, the most incredible charcuterie display ever and of course the meal was divine.  I am partial to the late night snacks of tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches.  She is full service, she adapts phenomenally with our ever changing guest count and I adore her as a human and a party planning guru.  You will not be disappointed.  She can work with all budgets and make every dream a reality.  We did ours at our home and she turned it into a dreamscape.  Thank you so much Bella Donna for making our weekend perfect.  P.S.  The cake was sublime.......Cindi Hilfman More...

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Therese K.

7 May 2019

Donna and the team at Bella Donna Special Events are amazing. I contacted Donna in January for an intimate backyard High Tea Wedding Reception the first weekend in May. Donna right away assured me she could accommodate our request and that the timeline and small guest list would not be a problem. Donna came to see our home and yard and had wonderful suggestions on how to best utilize the space to accommodate passed hors d’oeuvre and a high tea buffet. Donna worked closely with us to create a delicious menu, taking great care in addressing food allergy concerns. On the day of the wedding Donna and her team took control of every aspect of the event, leaving my groom and me to focus on the beauty of the day. Each table was set with a beautiful collection of vintage china, tea cups and saucers creating an elegant afternoon garden tea party. The delicious salads, quiches, and tea sandwiches were a hit with the guests as were the various mini dessert tarts, éclairs, and cheesecakes. Guests even commented on the “real” buttercream frosting on the delicious lemon raspberry mousse wedding cake. Her team made sure every guest was tended to, even calling Donna directly when there was a question regarding the ingredients of one of the dishes and an allergy concern. Donna’s team left our home spotless at the end of the day, going above and beyond anything I expected. Thank you Donna and your amazing team for a beautifully tasteful day! More...

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Ruth M.

7 May 2019

I will never order a cake from anyone else.  Our cake was amazing and there was sooo much cake! The details, the service, the delivery...all wonderful

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Terry A.

11 April 2019

Wedding cake was beautiful and really scrumptious at my daughter's wedding this past weekend.  Donna listens to you and is open to ideas and pictures and can create what you imagine.  On time delivery and set up.  Thank you.  Extremely satisfied! More...

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Lisa R.

8 April 2019

How did I not know about this place?!?! I just used them for my daughter-in-law's baby shower. Donna was amazing! I wanted a Twinkle Twinkle Little Star cake and matching cookies as favors. She went out of her way exactly what I asked for. She even set up a tasting session beforehand. The cake was not only GORGEOUS, but the two flavors were absolutely beyond! Everyone at the shower was blown away. The cookies were adorable and delicious. Most importantly, my daughter-in-law and son, were so happy with it all. I would definitely recommend Bella Donna and use them again! Donna & Tom are a pleasure to work with. More...

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Alena K.

7 April 2019

Thank you so much Donna for creating this absolutely gorgeous and delicious cake for my sons cake smash photoshoot. Your skills are top notch, and your warm and kind nature shine through! Cannot wait to have another cake done by you!! More...

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Clive L.

28 March 2019

They have done us proud with cakes and cookies - little known gem in the heart of the SFV. These are some of the items we have ordered for parities recently. Also do a fabulous job in cakes and catering. I would highly recommend for your next event. More...

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Amy Rosenberg

7 March 2019

They made me the most beautiful birthday cake I’ve ever had in my life. It included pictures of me and my two kitties. The cake it’s self was delicious with a wonderful cream and raspberries between the layers. More...

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Jennifer L.

14 February 2019

Chocolate coveted strawberries for Valentine's Day! I was very pleased with this order and the decoration of sprinkled hearts.

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Jamie P.

2 February 2019

I hired Donna for my daughter's unicorn birthday cake and I couldn't be happier. There was a little mixup with her name being misspelled with the fondant, but was easily fixed. I appreciate Donna and Tom for their prompt response after I reached out to them, they even came back after delivery to make sure all was okay. The cake turned out so beautiful, and the taste was out of this world--my guests loved it!!! We also ordered custom cookies and they turned out great!This was the first time I ordered a custom cake for any event, and Donna and Tom made the whole process a breeze. Her menu is amazing, and I look forward to future events. Thank you!!! More...

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Marlee S.

20 January 2019

Amazing cakes!!!  Out of this world gorgeous and impressive and the owners are super chill and easy to work with. This is THE PLACE FOR CAKE!

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Sharona W.

16 January 2019

The best chocolate cake chocolate mousse I ever had it was so delicious and moist I would recommend this bakery for any special events

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Edie L.

2 January 2019

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!I can't speak highly enough about Bella Donna!  Our wedding was planned last minute and Donna was THE BEST with getting us exactly what we needed put together for a cake.  Not only was the outcome a gorgeous cake but it was so delicious!  Thank you so much for making our wedding wonderful!  xo More...

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Melissa Destarac

26 December 2018

Out of this world. Thank you Tom and Donna for providing such great service and professionalism. My guests loved you.

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Riva G.

18 December 2018

I still can't get over our gorgeous yummy cake  Donna make my vision come to life and then some!!! Absolutely perfect. I will definitely order again with her even if it is a bit of a drive!!

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Kim T.

17 October 2018

Amazing as usual !!! It was not listed as one of the flavors of cupcakes on the website but they were willing to work with me with 3 days in advance. My family does not like frosting so we had to request whipped cream. Mango cake cupcake with mango puree with mango whipped cream with mango in the cream ...do u see a pattern? Lolol amazing &  delicious . Pricey but worth it ! THANK YOU TOM AND DONNA XXXX More...

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Kim Tang

17 October 2018

ur cupcakes were a hit !!! thank you again !!!! mango cupcakes all the way yummm thanks donna and tom

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Eve W.

20 August 2018

Another amazing cake from Bella Donna. I decided on a cake last minute and they were great to work with me on a design and even arranged for delivery. The cake looked fantastic and tasted even better. Top notch service and quality. Thank you again! More...

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Courtney R.

15 August 2018

I cannot say enough great things about Bella Donna Bakery. I came here after leaving several other bakeries disappointed because they weren't able to work with my budget. Donna was warm & friendly and the cake came out beautiful for my friends baby shower. Everyone loved the cake! More...

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Ingrid R.

8 August 2018

This was our first time ordering from Bella Donna bakery for our sons baby shower. I have to say, this bakery is THE BEST in the valley hands down. Donna is such a sweetheart and she answered any and all of my questions promptly. The cake was not only the best looking cake we've ever ordered, it was absolutely delicious!! We definitely recommend the marble cake with Oreo cookie filling. It was a hit at the baby shower. Thank you again Donna and staff for making such a beautiful and delicious cake for our special day!! More...

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Caren A.

6 August 2018

I hired bella donna for my wedding this past weekend for a dessert table. They were so great to work with! Tom was always so quick with email responses. I was kind of an indecisive bride so I kept changing the types of desserts and number of desserts I wanted. The dessert table came out so beautiful. Unfortunately, I was so busy, I didnt even get a picture. I didnt even get to taste any of the desserts because all the guests love them all and were gone by the end of the night. Everyone said the desserts were delicious. I was able to try the custom sugar cookies I ordered as my give aways and they were good! They were not too sweet. The prices are very affordable for the amount of desserts I ordered. I would definitely hire them again! More...

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Sylvia Nolasco

25 July 2018

Muy.bonitas.presentación.y.muy.creativos.me.encanta.la.pastelería.y.reposteria.felicidades

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Teri Student

25 July 2018

best food, party planning (DETAILS!) and cakes ever

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Margarita Romero Shneider

25 July 2018

Beautiful and delicious cakes every time. Can't wait for our next event.

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Lisa Gilbert

25 July 2018

Exceptional, professional company! The cakes and cupcakes far exceed your expectations. Deliciousness!

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Tiffany Natalie Price

25 July 2018

Amazing! Absolutely beautiful work and very professional

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Henry Fan

25 July 2018

The cake was beyond words! Amazing taste and flavor.

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Kelly Kern

25 July 2018

Amazing cakes and cupcakes!! Lovely staff!! Very accommodating and helpful!!! �

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Valérie Cadet

25 July 2018

Donna & Tom are very professional, and them cake are so delicious ! all my guests really love their realization.

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Natasha Franco

25 July 2018

The cake was really good and I loved the way it came out thanks Donna...and am goin to get my kids cake there this year that is coming up

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Judy Rogers

25 July 2018

Bella Donna did my wedding ceremony and reception back in 2006 and I can't say enough! Professional, amazing, breathtaking!!!! It was perfect, thank you for an amazing day that I will cherish forever :) More...

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Edwin Quintana

25 July 2018

So good I can't even explain it!! Can you guys please come open up a spot in Albuquerque!!

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Ron Estrada

25 July 2018

The cupcakes are to die for and their cakes...OMG, simply the best in the Valley!

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Gabriela Nuñez

25 July 2018

I got married last year in July; Donna did the cake and cupcakes for our wedding. She designed our cake perfectly and beautifully! The cake and the cupcakes were absolutely delicious; our guests loved it! Donna is the sweetest person and it was a pleasure having her design our cake. Great prices, beautiful designs, and absolutely delicious! More...

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Lorie Marcoux

25 July 2018

Absolutely incredible one of a kind cakes and cupcakes for every occasion. Phenomenal work the attention to detail is incredible. What a lovely family owned business. More...

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Wun Suzanne

25 July 2018

Bella Donna WILL NOT DISAPPOINT. They are an elegant, professional, and well organized establishment that amazes it's customers time and time again. Once you order from this exceptional bakery, you will be a forever customer. They go out of their way to please, and if there were more than 5 starts they would certainly be exceeding the scale! More...

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Amanda Leslie

25 July 2018

We use Bella Donna exclusively at my company for large catering events and the food is amazing. We also had our little girl's birthday cake made here and it is absolutely delicious. It was beautifully made and just yummy!! More...

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Deborah Sardell Gray

25 July 2018

I been to several events that Bella Donna events have catered and all times they never disappoint. The food fantastic & if you haven't tried their banana cake with peanut butter frosting you haven't had the best cake ever. Mouth watering!!

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Candi Smith

25 July 2018

They catered a Woman"s Law event last year for me in Downtown L.A. Professional staff! Beautiful presentation and the food was absolutely amazing. Prices very reasonable, but you feel like you paid much more when they finish setting up and the spread is out in all its glory. The events attendees are still talking about it. Can't wait until I get to plan another event. Btw, stop by the shop and try the cupcakes. You will have to stop yourself from trying to buy up everything she has out!! You've been warned. Lol More...

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Britlin F.

16 July 2018

The BEST service and the BEST work hands down. She is so lovely and kind, and her cakes taste like nothing I've ever tried in 27 years of having cake!!! Haha I am so looking forward to seeing our three-tiered wedding cake. We even ordered another sample mini-cake because it tastes so good. The whipped cream with berry layers combined with the French vanilla butter cream flavor is perfection! Thank you! More...

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Jessica N.

13 July 2018

I messaged/spoke to Donna and told her I needed a cake, mini cupcakes, & cakepops for my baby's 1st birthday. The theme for her b-day party was "under the sea" & "mermaids" It was not cheap, but everything was beautiful and what I requested. I even paid extra to have everything delivered. Tom arrived at the exact time and was even there before me. Everything matched perfectly with the decorations. Thanks again for the beautiful & yummy desserts :) More...

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Karina A.

11 July 2018

Tom was wonderful, we talked on the phone and ordered things with him without even meeting in person.  Very happy with their food and service.

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Meghan B.

20 June 2018

Don't let this shop's exterior full you of the AMAZINGNESS inside! An unassuming bakery -- a true hidden gem in the Valley.  This review is a year late, but I think it is a better testament since we just celebrated our 1 yr. anniversary and of course we ate our cake.  First, the entire experience from the appointment to the tasting, to the final drop off was top notch. I was looking for a bakery that did cakes and pies (my husband isn't a fan of cake) -- looking for a place that had deliciousness of both was proving to be difficult, then I found Bella Donna's. My husband wasn't able to make it to the tasting so they prepared a little cherry pie for me to take to him, that little gesture went a long way.  While obviously you can't freeze a pie we made sure to finish it down to the last slice (for our year anniversary I got my husband another cherry pie -- not quite as good though).  However, my cake sitting in the freezer for 1 year tasted EXACTLY the same as it did on my wedding day -- perfect. (Disclaimer: I will give a hands down to my mom who did an impeccable job preserving it -- 1/2 roll of plastic wrap, 1/4 roll of foil, and some painter's blue tape to seal it.) IF you luckily have someone you know who can preserve a cake (or anything for that matter), then I guarantee you, you will bite into a cake a year from your wedding and instantly transported back to that day.  My actual wedding cake I ate for 9 days AFTER my wedding -- and my top tier 1 year later, took me 8 days to finish -- so even 8 days of the fridge and defrosting i still wanted to eat my delicious cake.  If that isn't testament to how unique in their craft Bella Donna really is I don't know what else.  I will be going back in the next few weeks to order a smaller version of my wedding cake it was that darn amazing! :) More...

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Shallom A.

11 June 2018

Wow... Bella Donna really made my baby's birthday unique and wonderful.. I called in last minute and they were able to make my son's 1st year cake. It looked soo beautiful, they even went out of their way in making delivery less stressful.Thank you so much Bella... I recommend this place to everyone More...

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June S.

7 June 2018

Donna and her team were amazing. I would recommend to anyone planning an event. She made us feel special and overall comfortable from our very first meeting with her. We hired the team for our wedding which was about two weeks ago. Every single one of her staff members was always courteous and attentive at the actual event. The food was amazing. We were impressed with the food right off the bat at our tasting. It was delicious! At the actual event, guests raved about the appetizers and food. Days after we still were getting positive feedback. They enjoyed the taste as well as the fact that it was not greasy. The cake was beautiful and exactly as we pictured it. We had given her a picture and her team made it exactly. Donna herself is such a sweet person. To me, feeling comfortable with someone is very important. If I do not feel comfortable then pretty much the outcome is that I will be unhappy the whole time or I will end up switching, but with Donna, right from the very first meeting I felt like she was the right person to trust such as big event in our lives to. Our wedding was small, (no more than 85) and each one of our guests said the staff (everyone involved) was SO nice. We recommend Donna to anyone and everyone!!! More...

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Christina R.

27 May 2018

Our wedding can only be described as magical! Not only was our wedding coordinator (Donna) the most organized and amazing person, the cake and the desserts were just as yummy as they were beautiful to look at. She arranged everything for my ceremony to the way the programs were carefully placed for my reception, beautifully arranged including a leafed garnish on top. I was so excited to post this review,  it's only been a couple weeks since my wedding so I'll post this masterpiece of a cake for now. Great work to Donna and her team she makes dreams come true and every detail unforgettable!! ---we love you! From Alvin and Christina Santa Cruz More...

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Kyle Foss

25 May 2018

Tom and Donna catered my outdoor wedding in Topanga a few years ago. I cannot recommend them enough!! They provided all the food, cutlery, and staff at a very reasonable price. My wife and I are both vegetarian and they worked with us to serve multiple options for a 5 course all vegetarian meal. Every single guest was raving about the food and how they couldn't believe it was vegetarian and all tasted so good. Tom and Donna met us several times before the event, and were there early and stayed late. Their staff were all very professional and efficient. 100% recommendation. More...

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Dana S.

22 May 2018

I needed a cake for a friend's birthday and it had to be special. Boy oh boy, it was the life of the party. It was not cheap but it was memorable and exactly what the birthday girl requested. I received a call from her that everyone at the party said it was the most delicious cake they had ever had. I had it delivered to the city and it arrived at the exact time and was flawless. When the stand I wanted was not returned promptly, Donna went out of her way to get another one sprayed immediately.  Now for the topper, there is a bird store next door and Abby the pink parrot is so much fun.  We played peek and boo and I got whistled at so much so that I now make it a monthly visit to say hi. Lots of wonderful birds and super nice people who work there, so a big shout out to them.  If I could give more stars, I would.  Thanks again More...

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Sherry S.

30 April 2018

I cannot say enough great things about Bella Donna. Thanks to Donna, Tom, and their entire team, we just had our dream wedding in Malibu for 150 people. Why is Bella Donna so amazing? Let me elaborate:Price:  Bella Donna provides a package that includes catering, rentals, waitstaff, and cake. Their quote for all of these items together was 50% cheaper than some quotes we received for just catering alone! They were very cost aware and worked within our budget throughout the entire process. If I was concerned about a price, they were quick to break down the costs and/or change to a cheaper option if I asked. Food and Accommodation: The food was wonderful! We were a little nervous that the food wasn't going to meet the taste for some of our LA picky-eater guests, but everyone was raving about the food. From the appetizers, dinner (Tri-tip with BBQ sauce is the way to go), to the dessert (we went with the dessert buffet instead of the cake) we are still hearing compliments. We also had a large number of vegan and gluten-free guests to accommodate for, and Donna and her team handled it like champs. They even offered a separate vegan and gluten-free menu for us to pick from. Communication: Donna was ALWAYS available to talk and was happy to meet multiple times. She made me feel important and like no ask was too big for her and her team to handle. When I first decided to go with BellaDonna, I had an image in my mind of how I wanted the tables to look. Donna went above and beyond to find a rental company that could provide what I was looking for at a reasonable price, and the end result was truly flawless. She also helped us find various vendors (like a dumpster service), which she didn't have to do, but she did because she's just that nice! Donna is a genuinely kind human and talking with her was truly a pleasant experience. Day of Service: Perfection. Everyone that Donna hired for the day was great. They were courteous, attentive, and kept the place clean and the drinks filled.  She also decorated the buffet tables in such a gorgeous way, including with fresh flowers. - I will upload photos when we get them back. Overall- We were extremely happy with our experience with BellaDonna. We needed a lot of help to make our backyard wedding a reality, and BellaDonna exceeded our expectations. I have no doubt in my mind that they could handle any event you may throw at them; big or small, vegan or southern BBQ, just catering or everything in-between. We highly, HIGHLY recommend them! More...

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Linda L.

19 April 2018

After tasting several wedding cake options around town, we decided on a cake from Bella Donna Special Events. We chose a chocolate cake with butter cream frosting. The cake was beautiful and delicious, just what we wanted! We were happy, and our guests were happy. We are glad we chose them! More...

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Christina H.

6 January 2018

I was blown away by the fast response by Tom at Bella Donna (especially over a holiday weekend). They really came through with a last minute request, and made a very fun and extra delicious cake for my boyfriend's 40th birthday. Everyone loved it! I'll be definitely using them again. So pleased with the friendliness of the staff and am so happy to have found them! More...

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Tiffany D.

16 December 2017

I stumbled across Bella Donna when I was looking for a pastry company for my gender reveal party. I read the reviews and thought I would give her a shot and boy was I THRILLED that I did. She made my creative vision completely come to life. I chose one of the cakes that she had on her sight and have NEVER gotten more compliments on how delicious a cake was! It was AMAZING. Not only was it beautiful but it was also beyond delicious! There were a few pastries designs that I found on Pinterest that I was initially nervous to ask her to recreate but she accepted the task with no hesitation and delivered in a perfectly beautiful way! I can't wait to use her again! All of the deserts were just as beautiful as they were delicious! HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND! More...

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Sherry S.

30 November 2017

Honestly not only are her cakes beautiful and delicious but she's delightful and fun to work with definitely aims to please and listens to what u want.  She's the best!

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Eric G.

29 November 2017

Our son was referred to Donna via their wedding planner.  This was the best referral ever as Donna did much more than provide awesome food.  She provided wedding rentals at a decent price as well as bar staff and Donna herself was a tremendous help in the coordination of this wonderful event.  Nothing was forgotten, everything was prepared for, and the food was excellent - EVERYTHING - from appetizers to main event to cake! Everyone was so complimentary of her food, which the bride had specifics about and Donna and she worked wonderfully together.  As one who doesn't review on Yelp! hardly at all, I want people to know of Donna and her staff - I couldn't recommend them more!!! More...

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Gregory W.

17 September 2017

We ordered our daughters birthday cake from here for the second time. This bakery amazes us every single time. Every single guest including kids and adults were raving about the look of the cake and then once they tasted it they were all asking for the contact number for the bakery! We are thankful for the amazing job you did with our daughters candy theme cake.. we will be back again next year asking for another cake. Thank you More...

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Ashley B.

21 August 2017

An exact year later and HAD to leave a positive review! Yesterday being our one year anniversary, we defrosted some of our wedding cake (that I so meticulously wrapped in tons of Saran Wrap and foil a a few days after our wedding) and it tasted as good as I remember it tasting the day of our wedding! Our cake was beautiful and tasted ahhhhhmazing! We received endless compliments on it (taste and design).The ordering process was so easy. The staff member I worked with was so friendly, accommodating, and great at communicating with me. My most favorite part of the process was being able to pick up individual sample cakes with flavors we pre-selected to take home and try before making our final decision.Upon arriving in our reception space after our ceremony, I saw our cake sitting in all of its glory and fell in love! So although late, a HUGE thank you and kudos to Bella Donna! I only hope to be able to take advantage of their services in the future! More...

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Brianna U.

18 August 2017

Absolutely the best bakery in town! And Donna is the sweetest! If you want a beautiful cake for an event this is definitely the place to go!

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Karol M.

7 August 2017

This place is amazing I always order our cakes from them it tastes good and looks perfect!

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Sally K.

24 July 2017

Amazing!!!!!!!! I had them make my kids' baptism cake and they did an excellent job! The cake was so beautiful, it stole the show! Everyone asked me where it was from because it looked stunning and tasted absolutely delicious. They were so easy to work with, I did everything through email and paid over the phone. It was so convenient! I sent them pictures of cake designs with some alterations and they got it so right! They delivered on time and were extremely nice. They're awesome!! I was very impressed! More...

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Christy W.

5 July 2017

Thank you so much Bella Donna.   I was completely last minute they were so wonderful and accommodating!!  My cupcakes looked amazing and were a huge hit!!  Thank you for making it so easy for me!  See you next time for sure!!! More...

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CJ D.

26 June 2017

I just wanted to give you some feedback on the cake. Everyone was absolutely amazed at the cake - they thought it was so beautiful! We all thought it was spectacular, and then we cut into it....we were absolutely blown away! The colors were so vibrant - exactly as I asked! I didn't think that the cake could get better, and then we tasted the cake. I heard so many "this is the best cake I've ever tasted!". People were obsessed! Everyone asked me where I ordered it. I told them that I would send them your contact info. and website link. I think you just got a lot of new customers!  Thanks again for being so easy to work with and doing such a great cake for us! More...

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Ana L.

21 June 2017

I don't even know where to begin with explaining how amazing my experience was with Bella Donna Special Events. I knew I wanted to throw my daughter a tea party to be remembered for her first birthday and wanted a little help. From the moment I called Donna the experience was 5 star all the way through. She took my ideas and added her own special touch and it was amazing!! I am sure the queen of England would have approved of our high tea! I'm always the type to worry about details and what if the food doesn't taste good or not enough etc. But believe me EVERYTHING Donna suggested and her team made was out of this world delicious. We had about 80 guests and they were stuffed and all raved about the food. We had amazing hors d'oeuvres, English sandwiches, pasta, salads and even a crepe station. It was beautifully displayed and such a hit. Donna helped with everything from decor, rentals, drinks and of course the menu. The food and the day of her staff made it so easy. I never enjoying hosting a party as much as this one. I was able to relax and be taken care of as well. Her staff were kind, sweet and very attentive to everyone. I'm beyond happy and will be posting pictures of our even shortly. Thank you Donna and staff from the bottom of my heart. So glad to have found you and looking forward for parties to come! More...

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Alex W.

12 June 2017

Had my daughters grad cake done here. Nice job. Friendly staff and everything was done as planned. Would go back again when I need a custom cake.

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Joann B.

5 June 2017

Check out these beautiful cookies, the gorgeous cake and our pasta bar by Donna McDaniel Pavlock at Bella Donna Special Events. They taste as good as they look! Thank you for another terrific party Donna. From Jack's baptism at 3 months old to his 8th grade graduation at 14, you have been a part of EVERY ONE of our celebrations. You are like family to us! I would rather switch my date if they were not available than use a caterer other than Donna and her staff, that is how GREAT they are. More...

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Denise P.

1 May 2017

I ordered a cake for my brother's 5th birthday. Basically the cake stole the show. At first glance my brother loved the cake and was excited to hear that Thor's hammer was edible via rice krispie treats. The cake was delicious. We ordered a funfetti cake with a chocolate filling. It was a hit for the kids and adults. Thanks for the amazing cake! More...

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Alma P.

24 April 2017

Wow, that's all I can say! My daughters sweet 16 cake was amazing. All our guests enjoyed it and even asked for more! Not only was it delicious but it was beautiful and we received many compliments.  From placing the order to pick up everything was super easy and stress free. Everyone was friendly and very helpful. I am definitely going back for our next celebration. More...

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Angel G.

23 April 2017

Update***Super happy with the cake!! As you can see, my son got too excited and semi crushed the cake. Lol. Oh Donna, I cannot thank you enough! This is worth every penny and more. You were the best to work with and we absolutely love you!!Taste was amazing!!! All the guests complimented it! And everyone "ooh-ed" and "ahh-ed" over our cake!----------------This review is only based on email and phone communications so far. But it's a bit long, so thank you for reading if you do lol.I've emailed a few places to compare prices but also look at reviews to make sure the taste and quality is worth the price. Bella Donna has been bookmarked since my baby shower but unfortunately my baby shower had to get canceled due to an unexpected hospital stay for me. Well, now that little man turns 4! And he's in love with Star Wars! More like obsessed! So it was a no brainer. I've contacted three bakeries, including Bella Donna, and while one place quoted a very cheap price, the mixed reviews and the way they responded in email made me question their work. Bella Donna's cake art has always looked top notch, like the cakes you see in magazines, so I was a bit nervous to contact because of the price, so I contacted Bella Donna last. Yes it was a bit higher than the first bakery, but how can you beat the kind and informative responses?! Also, Tom responded within 10 minutes after I emailed them! The first to reply out of the three places! And then the last place responded, quoting a price much much higher than Bella Donna, but wanted to change my design on the cake. Um, no.So after a few emails back and forth, I called Bella Donna, and Donna, herself, answers! Man she's so sweet and made me feel very special and calm. We discussed what to write and she gave me some ideas and also discussed the flavor and filling based on what my son loves, which is chocolate. I am super excited for this cake. Now that my son is turning 4, I wanted to do something more special since he will actually get a chance to remember this birthday haha. I will be updating with photos on the day of! Thank you so much for making this a smooth experience and one to remember, Donna and your team! More...

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Henry

17 April 2017

Donna from Bella Donna did an AMAZING job with our wedding cake! We were so happy with it and so were our guests. It was so beautiful and delicious -- I wish I could post a picture here! Also, Donna was just so wonderful to work with! Thank you Donna, for helping to make our wedding day perfect with the perfect wedding cake! I would definitely work with Donna again! More...

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David J.

17 April 2017

Donna from Bella Donna did an AMAZING job with our wedding cake!  We were so happy with it and so were our guests.  It was so beautiful and delicious -- I wish I could post a picture here!  Also, Donna was just so wonderful to work with!  Thank you Donna, for helping to make our wedding day perfect with the perfect wedding cake!  I would definitely work with Donna again! More...

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Sherry Y.

2 March 2017

I've had 3 amazing cakes made by them & they were all exactly what I wanted & delicious!  I had a western Mickey theme for my son's bday & they were able to replicate a cake I found on Pinterest & I just did a construction theme cake for him this year that was amazing!  Needless to say I was beyond thrilled on how they turned out, reasonable priced & great customer service! More...

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Kyle F.

25 February 2017

We hired Bella Donna to cater our outdoor wedding and they were phenomenal. Communication with Tom and Donna was always great. We are both vegetarian and Bella Donna made a fantastic all vegetarian menu with plenty of options for everyone, and accommodated our request for hard china. We had about 110 guests, and everyone loved the food, most people didn't even realize it was vegetarian until we told them. The staff from Bella Donna were all incredibly professional and easy to work with. They even brought food for our other staff from different companies. They met with us several times beforehand both at the venue and their location, always friendly and easy going. All of the food was perfect from appetizers to salad, desert, main course, and sides. They supplied all the equipment needed to handle the outdoor venue, and everything was ready ahead of schedule. All for a much more reasonable price than many quotes we got. I cannot recommend them enough. More...

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Lisa C.

9 December 2016

A close friend of mine referred me to Bella Donna as I was in need of a bakery for a very unique specialized business project.  I met with the owner Donna McDaniel as well as her amazing team.  To say the least, they not only met our expectations but exceeded them a hundred times over with the way that they did the job and the extraordinary baked goods.  Delicious is an understatement, professional is an understatement.  Truly EXTRAordinary on so many levels.  Beyond lovely, beyond generous, beyond artistic, beyond delicious beyond the BEST. More...

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Brittany S.

16 October 2016

Most amazing place ever!!! There cakes are always amazing!!! Ordered a secret life of pets cakes for my daughter birthday and as always they did amazing!!! Will be back next year for another amazing birthday cake for my daughter!!! Thanks Bella Donna for making another amazing cake!!! More...

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Julia

28 September 2016

BEST FOOD & DESSERTS EVER!!!! And she kept us on our tight budget! Donna and her staff are so easy to work with and met all our needs. All our guests said the whole event was the greatest they had ever experienced. All we've heard were rave reviews about the food, which we couldn't agree more. Best choice ever! More...

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Linda

26 September 2016

Bella Donna Special Events was the greatest referral we were ever giving in the process of choosing a caterer for our wedding event! They are so "ALL INCLUSIVE", as well as budget conscious, we will continue to use their services for ALL of our future parties/events, no matter how big or small! Can't say enough about this amazing company and the services they provide. THE FOOD IS OUTSTANDING!!! EVERY BITE! More...

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Susy A.

24 September 2016

Ordered a marble cake for a special occassion. The cake itself was delicious, not dry, not to moist and perfect flavor.  The decorations were perfect.....now comes the but, the frosting to cake ratio was off. Cake had way too much frosting. Service was superb! Would order again! More...

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Rushani T.

18 September 2016

I had my daughters 2year old birthday cake done from them.. And let me tell you , once you get a cake from them you will never need another bakery in your life.. They are truly the best at customer service making sure every little detail is taken care of. I have never seen such patience anywhere else. And then on the day of the party when the owner herself delivered the cake I was speechless. It looked the same exact way as the photo i emailed them.. I thought it would be somewhat close to it but didn't think it would be the same identical photo. And on top of that the taste is unbelievably scrumptious.. Kudos to you Donna & her staff.. And thank you for making the best cake ever.. More...

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Yalda S.

11 September 2016

Amazing wedding cakes and amazing customer service. These guys made my wedding so much less stressful in planning and had such a great attitude, great price and great design on my yummy wedding cake. I don't write reviews often, but I couldn't resist not writing one for these guys. So amazing. Than you so much! More...

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Richelle E.

11 September 2016

Created a flawless custom cake and then dropped everything to FIX IT for us when we came running in after we accidentally dropped it (AGAIN, SO SORRY!!).  They were SO SWEET and SO GRACIOUS and they made the cake look so incredibly perfect again in under 30 minutes, they are truly miracle workers!  We love Bella Donna, will recommend and be back for more cakes!! Thank you, XO! More...

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Jenifer S.

27 August 2016

I hired Bella Donna to create a nautical theme cake for my son's 2nd birthday and it was the best! Everyone complimented me on the cake and even the owners of the party venue said the cake was the best cake they have tasted and cut...thank you also Bella Donna for delivering the cake on time. More...

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Nani P.

24 August 2016

Fabulous! This place is 100% on top of it!This is the 2nd time in one year ordering with this business & I am happier than ever.My first request (a year ago) was an elephant shaped cake for a baby shower, but I needed it to be VEGAN! I searched all over the valley & not once did I find one business (even the vegan ones) as helpful, willing & excited to help me.More recently, I threw another baby shower with a Frida Kahlo theme & they knocked it out of the park AGAIN!They designed and crafted a gorgeous colorful cake & cake pops in the shape of Frida Kahlo heads, all in the colors & designs I requested.I simply email them with images of what I have ideas for; together we hand pick what works best & they deliver exactly what my imagination created. The images speak for themselves. Their team of people are talented, efficient & caring. Its like a bake shop run by your own family, but better!Doing business with you was truly an honor & I look forward to booking many more cakes & cake pops in the future!t More...

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Leslie N.

21 August 2016

It was my first time ordering from Bella Donna and I gotta say that I'm very very impress! I got to meet the owner and one of the bakers, Jennifer, they are so so nice and very accommodating! Before placing an order, me and my boyfriend were able to taste some of the treats that we we wanted to order. Everything was delicious and beautiful, they were able to accommodate to all the necessities that I wanted! Their kitchen area and office is so so pretty and tidy. Me and my boyfriend were so happy with all the cookies, cake pops and birthday cake that we ordered, it definitely exceeded our expectations! I'm going to start placing all my cake orders here from now on! Thank you! More...

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Danita

29 July 2016

Donna of Bella Donna is the most Amazing woman!
She is the nicest person and most professional.
I am so grateful she was the coordinator of my wedding and of course she made my scrumptious wedding cake too!
She went above and beyond in every way possible!
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Janine E.

24 July 2016

Communication is very easy with them. It was mostly emails with Tom and a few phone calls with Donna. 70% of the details I specified was accomplished and the cake was impressive and delicious! Compared to other specialty bakeshops, they are cheaper as well without the necessity of sacrificing quality and taste heavily. More...

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Sahar M.

13 July 2016

I can't say enough about what a great find Bella Dona cakes was,  her cakes are beautiful,  she went out of her way to get the design I wanted and had beautiful trays and cake stands we rented also.  My cousin had recommend Donna to me when I was looking for my engagement party cake and it was so beautiful we ordered the wedding cake a month later.  I will never go elsewhere for cake! More...

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Douglas L.

11 June 2016

If you are looking for a catering company to handle your special event be sure to give them a call. I worked at this place many years ago as a bar-back and helped them serve a number of events, so I had a lot of the food.  It was all REALLY good!  It is no mistake that they have a number of yelp reviews.  When i get married, I will definitely contact them to cater my event.  You should too. More...

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18 May 2016

Bella Donna delivered the cake of my dreams, and they were amazing to work with. We picked our four trial flavors, and they provided four WHOLE cakes. Not tiny little samples! I was REALLY impressed. Then, when we wanted one of the cakes tweaked, they provided yet another full trial cake--free of charge! We ended up choosing a yellow cake with chocolate ganache and cherries, and I request a LOT of cherries. And wow, did they deliver! We got so many compliments on our cake, which was BEAUTIFUL as well as delicious. I will absolutely be ordering cakes from them in the future! More...

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Annie K.

11 April 2016

This is the 2nd time I've used Bella Donna for a cake. First was my sister's baby sprinkle and this time for my own baby shower. Their cakes were decorated beautifully both times and exactly what I asked for. They work with you over email so I didn't have to keep calling or going in. The best part is the cakes taste amazing! So moist and fresh. And they are very reasonably priced. Delivery was a breeze and on time. Friends have asked about the cakes and I am happy to refer them to Bella Donna. More...

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Pia A.

24 March 2016

I've ordered cakes from so many places and there's always something that's missing. It's either the flavor, too sweet, design is not exactly how I wanted, or cake is TOO DRY.I ordered a cake and cookies from Bella Donna for my son's third birthday. I was nervous because one, I never tried any of her desserts, two, I wasn't sure if the cake will come out the way I wanted it and lastly, I was going by the reviews I read. Not many mentioned how good her cake was, most said she made the cake exactly the way they wanted it, the service was great, etc.The day finally came and she met my expectations way and beyond. The cake was ADORABLE!!! I could not stop looking at it. The buttercream looked like it was made out of fondant. The finish was so smooth and most of all the buttercream was not overwhelmingly sweet. It was too PERFECT! I also ordered #3 cookies and everyone was raving about how good it was.Thanks Donna for making my son's cake and cookies. It was flawless. Will definitely use her from now on. More...

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Heather C.

1 March 2016

I was super happy with my birthday cake! They made it exactly how I wanted it (I brought pictures), and it turned out beautiful ! It was very tasty, however a little dry (reason I took off 1 star). More...

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Angela D.

14 January 2016

They did such an amazing job on our wedding cake that we had to have them for our daughters birthday party.  The cookies, rice crispy treats and cupcakes for our Doc McStuffins party looked and tasted amazing!  Thanks Donna and Tom!!!

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Christine

9 January 2016

We hired Bella Donna to make our wedding cake and it came out exactly how I had imagined. They even brought the figs and blackberries I had requested. The flavors of each layer was even better than I remembered at the tasting and the cake stood up tall all night until the cutting. I definitely recommend Bella Donna for any other event. More...

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Anna

5 January 2016

Our wedding cake was perfect and oh so good. I had to post the bakery on my facebook wall for the enjoyment of all of my friends and family. My family hounded me for it. Would order again for any other occasion. :) More...

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Quinn C.

16 December 2015

I was recently married on November 6, 2015, and had Bella Donna do both our wedding cake and my husbands surprise grooms cake. When we arrived we were blown away! The cakes were absolutely beautiful and so realistic (we had our puppies on our cake, and the grooms cake was made to look like a camera)!  Not only did they look amazing but they were ABSOLUTELY delicious!  From start to finish we had amazing customer service, fantastic cake samples (they made us mini wedding cakes!) and a beautifully finished product!!! I would HIGH recommend them and will definitely be using them again!! Thank you Bella Donna for helping to make our big day so special! More...

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Lisa R.

7 December 2015

Perfection!I attended an event last year catered by Bella Donna and was so impressed that when it came time for our housewarming party, I knew we just had to work with them.Tom and Donna are wonderful to work with! So creative, responsive, and professional. I knew our event was in great hands, and I was right!Bella Donna's staff was outstanding! Food was just delicious. Displays and decor- divine! We decided on a holiday housewarming--and Donna decorated with adorable ginger bread houses--really special and on point!Diane was just superb! Bill, fabulous! And all the staff- true professionals!Our guests continue to tell us that this was the event of the season!!!!!Bella Donna will be our caterer for all our events!Thank you!A year later: 2016 Holiday party: What a perfect and beautiful evening, even with the drizzle. The food divine. Guests have contacted me all day about the party! The staff--amazing! YOU ARE DIVINE! Thank you for handling everything! More...

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Anna K.

6 December 2015

BEST SERVICE EVER!!!I was married on 12/4/2015  and they did a fantastic job on my cake!  It was super yummy and everyone was digging in.  They were early and OMG the cake was so beautiful.  By the way the banana & custard is the best.  USE THEM!! They are wonderful! More...

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Brianna P.

22 October 2015

Bella Donna catered my wedding at the 1909 in Topanga Canyon in October 2015. Donna and her team were absolutely amazing. From the start Donna was so sweet and excited to work with us, completing two site visits along with a separate meeting to taste the food. We requested an all vegetarian menu (we our vegetarians, our families love meat though). Our guests were BLOWN away by the food. In fact, that was and is the number one part of our wedding people complemented us on, was how amazing the food was! Guests didn't even notice there were no meat options. Donna and her staff did so much more than just bring food. Any time I crossed paths during the reception with the Bella Donna team, they would stop and congratulate me and ask if I needed anything. Donna put personal touches and matched our decor, bringing her own flowers to brighten up the buffet. We could not be happier. I can't imagine a better caterer and you cannot beat their prices. Thank you Bella Donna!!! More...

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Marie K.

17 October 2015

Donna worked with me for weeks to ensure our wedding cake was exactly how we wanted. Happy to report, she delivered! We chose strawberry cake (very flavorful and moist) with Boston cream filling and strawberries on each of the layers. Buttercream frosting with a peach ombre face to the top tier. It was delicious AND beautiful! Thank you Donna! More...

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15 October 2015

We wanted to be different and do a fully vegetarian menu at our wedding. A Middle-Eastern wedding where guests are used to kabob and sushi and MEAT. Well, let me tell you, Donna & Chef David ROCKED IT with the best vegetarian wedding food our guests and us have ever tasted. Everyone was blown away. I can't thank them enough, truly made our wedding day so so special. Thank you to Donna and Chef David for everything! Recommend them 100% to everyone we know! More...

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Melody M.

15 October 2015

We wanted to be different and do a fully vegetarian menu at our wedding. A Middle-Eastern wedding where guests are used to kabob and sushi and MEAT. Well, let me tell you, Donna & Chef David ROCKED IT with the best vegetarian wedding food our guests and us have ever tasted. Everyone was blown away. I can't thank them enough, truly made our wedding day so so special. Thank you to Donna and Chef David for everything! Recommend them 100% to everyone we know! More...

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Danielle C.

23 August 2015

Bella Donna Special Events catered my wedding in October 2014 and it was truly the best decision my husband and I ever made. Not only was the food was delicious but working with Donna was absolute perfection. She made everything so simple for us but not forgetting the little details that we wanted including an amazingly moist and beautiful "naked cake". I really can't describe in words how much I love this company and my family and I will use them to the end of time. If you want any other details let me know I will be a true ambassador for Bella Donna! More...

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Denise S.

17 August 2015

I had the pleasure of ordering a baby shower cake for my daughter's first baby. Which was held on 08/15/15. I just wanted to say what a fantastic job you did!! The cake was beautiful and we got so many compliments !!  Your staff was courteous and professional! A beautiful cake for a beautiful day!!  Thank You so much Bella Donna!! More...

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Rose F.

27 July 2015

FANTASTIC....  bella donna catered my engagement party this past Saturday and I must say that everything this company did to make my day special they did. From the flower arrangements to the cheese display rental deliverys, donna the owner made sure everything went smoothly. And the service AMAZING!!!!!! My guest raved all night about how on point they were, no one left my party hungry, And they always made sure  that my fiance and I ate.... I can not recommended this business more... if you need the works they handle it all and really take care of you.... I cant wait to have another excuse to have a party, they will be the first people i call....... thank you so much bella donna. More...

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Jorge R.

26 July 2015

Bella Donna catered my friends engagement party this past weekend, and everyone there LOVED everything Bella Donna Events did for her. From the decor, to the flower centerpieces, and the food!!! Those sliders... and the quesadillas with fruit and goat cheese, to the delicious desserts. My favorites were the fruit tarts and the tiramisu cupcakes.The ladies cooking and serving were so very friendly, always making sure everyone was eating, and that tables were cleaned up. My partner and I truly enjoyed our friends party, and we made sure to tell her she had done very well in hiring Bella Donna. GREAT JOB ladies! More...

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Joey D.

23 July 2015

If anybody is around the Los Angeles area and want a cake done!!! Or an event. This is the place. Beats any other place in the valley or LA. TRUST THEM!! They won't mess up. They are here to help and do the right thing by your event. Our wedding cake was so delicious that there were no leftovers!!!! It was absolutely beautiful and better than I imagined it!! True professionals! Amazing catering, special event services, and the cakes! Love working with Donna & Tom, I highly recommend Bella Donna Special Events & BakeryThank you Donna and Tom for being there for us. oh one last thing, I am having my daughters Sweet 16th party in 2 months, and guess who's going her cake? Yep... Bella Donna Special Events & Bakery... we would not go anywhere else. More...

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Mei T.

30 June 2015

I went in to inquire about a cake and they were really nice! They had soooooo many favors on the board! I was lucky they had some cupcakes available to purchase! I got the orange cream, vanilla, and red velvet.   The cupcakes were moist, fresh, really yummy and you can tell it wasn't old cupcakes they  made them fresh! They were still moist few days after too! I am definitely Gona order more cupcakes and try some other favors! Donna is really nice and helpful too.... I love cakes and cupcakes .... This is a great place for theo More...

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angela

2 June 2015

They were fantastic and I had the most beautiful and delicious wedding cake ever!!

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Aubrey C.

31 May 2015

We had our already chosen this company to go with for our wedding for the over all event planning including food,cake,tables,chairs etc. months before our tasting due to word of mouth and so happy we did. We had our tasting back in April and could not be more excited about whats to come for our big day. We got the royal treatment and literally tasted everything that will be served on our wedding day from the appetizers to the main course and most importantly our cake. My fiance and I were beyond amazed with everything from the sweet and romantic set up to the way they brought everything out. We loved absolutely everything and got to take home whatever we didn't finish. Donna and her team were so sweet and professional we really were pleased with the outcome and can not wait to see how everything will turn out for our wedding. Thanks again y'all!! More...

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Beverly

28 May 2015

Everyone was very impressed with the delicious dessert buffet that Donna created for my daughter's wedding.
Expertly crafted mini-desserts were beatutiful to look at, too. It was difficult to select which ones to order, because BellaDonna offers so many excellent choices.
Donna was a delight to work with. She was friendly and helpful, as well as very professional and experienced.
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Mark D.

19 May 2015

Ordered two dozen cupcakes for a party this past weekend. Oreo and Neapolitan flavored. I overheard someone at the party saying that they were the best cupcakes they had ever had. Service was excellent, and I was able to do most of the communicating over the phone. I went in pre-paid and was able to have a friend pick up on the day of the party. The reason for 4 stars instead of 5, they make the most amazing cupcakes, but the containers they come on are very cheap, better packaging is deserved to preserve these gems until it's time to eat them.They are not cheap, but if you are tired of Ralph's or Costco cupcakes that have no love, this is the place for you. Quality usually comes with a price and these were worth every penny. I would use them again for sure! More...

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Jasmin B.

25 April 2015

Love Bella Donna Special Events & Bakery! Whether for full service catering, special event services, cupcakes, and even wedding cakes - they are truly amazing! Highly recommended. Lovely owners, a pleasure to work with. Quality products and professional all the way. More...

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Crystal P.

24 April 2015

OMG Cupcakes! They are soooooooooooo moist! the frosting a creamy and delicious!!!!! (seriously though they need more exclamation marks!) The ladies in the shop were kind and quick. All of my cakes and cupcakes will now come from here! More...

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Lstitch'nlucy S.

11 April 2015

Needed 20 cupcakes at the last minute for my daughters class. They were sooo helpful and the kids loved the cupcakes.

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Stephanie B.

19 February 2015

I ordered 14 chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine's Day for my boyfriend. This place had one of the cheaper options compared to other bakeries, so that was def a plus. I requested red drizzle on the strawberries as well as a letter on each to spell out my desired phrases.They also included sparkles which made it extra festive. The presentation was nice!  What stood out to me of this place was the customer service. I was able to text the owner and email her to make sure my order was what I wanted. I liked communicating w/ her on a fast basis as text. The staff members were also friendly when I needed advice in what color I should do the design, etc. The only reason I'm not giving this place 5 stars is because the strawberries weren't that tasty, they were average. Oh the other thing is that they charged me $7.50 for the cake box to put the strawberries in, I thought that was kind of a rip off. I'm not sure if other bakeries do that too though. More...

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Brian C.

15 February 2015

I decided to try their Valentines gift boxes that contained fancy chocolate dipped strawberries and mini cupcakes designed and prepared to perfection. The exquisite taste of these decadent cupcakes is unmatched by any other bakery. I drove from my home in Downey to Canoga Park, as my wife thought I was at work. 2 hours of drive time, to surprise my wife with these sweet treats. Well worth the drive. Highly recommended More...

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Bethany J.

5 February 2015

This has to be the best bakery in LA!! I ordered some cupcakes with less than a 24 hour turn around, and the cupcakes were ready to be picked up right at 10:00 am and surpassed my dreams. On set everyone keeps asking where we got the delicious cupcakes. The decoration and the taste are surpassed by none. More...

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Marci

24 October 2014

Donna was fantastic! I ordered my cake 3 weeks out, and she was very accommodating! Everyone loved the banana and marble cakes we had! She bakes you your own very special cakes to take home to taste in your own time.. And they aren't small either. But OH,SO GOOD!

You will NOT be disappointed in her flare. She delivered our wedding cake to our venue for a small delivery fee. We and well as our guest were exceptionally satisfied.
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Riza P.

24 October 2014

I ordered a simple cake for my daughter's first birthday this past weekend. It was delicious and our guests loved it as well. The only problem I had with Bella Donna is the communication. I don't know if they get a lot of orders.. But they never replied to my email when I wanted to add something little to the cake. So after waiting for about 4 days for a reply, I decided to call. And again, I was ignored. I finally just decided to go to the bakery myself right after my phone call was ignored and I find two workers in the bakery /:. Idk if they didn't take my order seriously or whatever because I look young for my age.. I really don't know but whatever, I enjoyed the cake and that's all that matters I guess. More...

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Barb C.

13 October 2014

I ordered a Harry Potter cake for a baby shower.  It came out fantastic.  I was able to work out all the details with Tom over email.  He was great getting back to me and made the process really easy.  I sent them a couple pictures and he gave me a very reasonable quote.  They had everything ready at the designated pickup time (also the cupcakes in the case looked awesome, if I wasn't going to gorge myself on cake I would have picked up a couple).The cake itself was delicious.  We did the butter cake with custard filling.  It was moist and not too sweet.  Everyone at the shower thought it was great too.Overall, really glad I ordered from Bella Donna and would absolutely do it again. More...

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Claudia V.

17 July 2014

Ordered my baby shower cake with Donna Bella. I didn't want the typical baby theme cake so I gave specifics how I wanted it. Pink, 2 tiers, with a tea cup on top and peonies in the tea cup. (Baby shower was tea cup themed) I also wanted buttercream frosting instead of fondant. I got the most amazing cake the day of my shower. I must say a lot better than my wedding cake!! It was beautiful. It was delicious! Soo good I kept telling the guest it was sooo good and forgot to let go of the cake so everyone could get a piece!! I definitely recommend this bakery. I also got cupcakes and cookies done for my bridal shower last year! You won't regret the treats and cakes from Donna!!! More...

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Mary S.

6 July 2014

When you have a special occasion like we did...our daughter's wedding reception...you want a special caterer...that is exactly what we got with Bella Donna Special Events! From beginning to end the attention to detail was impeccable...Donna's enthusiasm and creativity was as if the party was for herself. Her staff was very professional and very helpful. The food was beyond expectations from the appetizers to the beautiful cake. Thank you for making our event so special!Mary and Ed More...

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David N.

24 June 2014

So I wanted to give an update after having tried many more of their cupcake variations along with their cookies and brownies... In a nut shell,  every single thing I've tried from here is nothing short of fantastic. The peanut butter brownies are legendary and their huge chocolate chunk cookies are something that I would want to take to bed with me (yes they are that good). The different variations of cupackes, all of them are amazing. They have a treat to suit anyone's sweet tooth craving and then some. If your on a diet then forget it because with a single bite you will know why you must have a cheat day with Bella Donnas. A must try and prefect for catering and special events. My co-workers swarm me at my job when I bring these treats, the platter is literally clean before I can set them on the lunchroom tables. More...

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Jenny

12 June 2014

Thank you Donna for creating such a beautiful and delicious cake. We enjoyed the tasting cakes and working with you. You made the whole process just wonderful. We packed the top and took it with us on the honeymoon...ate cake all week! :) Donna, you're the best. More...

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Jennifer M.

5 June 2014

Amazing chocolate frosted brownies! Love these delicious baked goods! Yummy yum yum yummy!!!

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Simmy C.

12 May 2014

Wow just Wow.  I decided to check out this bakery based on all the great reviews, and I was not disappointed.  I went in to get a quote for a birthday cake I had in mind.  The staff was very friendly and made us feel comfortable right away.  I didnt realize how many choices they give you for filings.  It was hard to choose.  I emailed over a pic of the cake (a Tiffany &Co), I was nervous because I know its not going to come out EXACTLY how the picture is.  Boy was I wrong.  It was perfect, it looked absolutely gorgeous, I didnt even want to stick a candle in it or cut it because thats how perfect it looked.  There was a small error.  It was supposed to have a bracelet on the cake, like the picture.  They offered to make some sort of design, but my party was starting in a little bit and the cake did look amazing so I didn't want to make a big deal about it.  They did a hell of a job with it.  We also tried some of their cup cakes that I read so much about in the reviews and they definitely lived up to all the hype.  The banana one was so good we substituted it for 2 others we had picked out.  The salted caramel was also to die for.  I will definitely be going back for cupcakes or future cake ordering.  Thank you More...

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Jamie D.

9 May 2014

I ordered a cake for my moms birthday! I wanted a cake with my moms favorite thing! Bud light beer!! & they were very generous! & went I picked up the case it was great. I completely fell in love with it. Great service & product! I will always come here!! More...

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Angela F.

30 April 2014

I ordered the Treasure Chest and hands Down the BEST Cake Ever!!!! They delivered the cake right to where my son's Bday party. The cake was so moist and all the kids and the adults loved it!!Thank you Donna so much!!Angela Fiore More...

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Dawn B.

21 April 2014

This is one of the best bakeries I have ever been to! The frosting on the cup cakes are to die for!!!! Butter butter butter cream is all I can say! And don't get me started on their brownies, lemon bars, and peanut butter chocolate cookies!!!!! The facility is so clean and the staff more than friendly! I would recommend this place for any occasion. More...

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Perestroika M.

25 January 2014

I tried the red velvet cupcake and was so delicious that I wanted at least half dozen for me (sorry, not sharing) I'll come back soon Bella Donna !!! Your cupcakes not only look great they taste delicious! I'm glad your bakery is close where I live :) More...

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Katherine S.

13 January 2014

Great place to order your cakeThe flavors are fantastic and they did exactly what I wanted My guests loved the cake by the way it was a baby shower cake and of course the mommy loved it too!! A bit pricy but worth it Costumer service was great too, mostly when I went to pick it up the skinny blond lady was super nice she even offered to add glitter to make it cuter I kind of felt ignore the day I went to ordered tho but whatever More...

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Mallery M.

2 January 2014

I hired Bella Donna Special Events for an open house we were putting on for our medical office, and they were so amazing, that I hired them for another open house on the spot!Donna is so easy to work with, and even comes out to the location of the event to map everything out and figure out what should go where. If you want to put on a stress-free event, this is the way to go. While other caterers ask tons of questions about where things should go and how they should do things, Donna just takes charge and figures it all out and lets you sit back and really enjoy your event. She event orchestrated the valet and the music we had, had all bases covered! She even brings fresh flowers and decorations that weren't added to the bill to make everything more beautiful looking if you hadn't already arranged for decor!As for the food- everything was delicious and beautifully prepared! From the amazing looking cheese and fruit platters to the yummy little sliders with carmelized onions to the veggie empanadas (sooo good and I'm a big meat eater too!) to the guava and goat cheese quesadillas (or little slices of heaven), you will NOT regret hiring them!As for the staff- they are all incredibly friendly, efficient and knowledgeable about what they are serving. Donna and Tom have really hired an incredible team, which makes the event that much more enjoyable! Bill, our bartender for both events, is awesome and didn't open extra bottles of liquor and/or wine like others usually do, so everything left over was returnable too. I would recommend Bella Donna Special Events to anyone for any type of event, and we will definitely be using them again too! Now if I could only find a way to get one of those goat cheese guava quesadillas a couple times a week... More...

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Jane L.

17 December 2013

Donna is such a pleasure to work with and her level of professionalism and product outcome are over the top!  I asked for a very special cake for our daughters sweet 16.  The cake was moist, the filling delicious and the decor of it was SO BEAUTIFUL!  I asked for winter theme - she had white, silver, white roses - GORGEOUS and DELICIOUS - not easy to achieve both.  Many cake companies can make it LOOK good but they taste terrible.  Donna's cakes not only look amazing but TASTE even better!  We will be back for the wedding cakes (and many more in between!)  Thank you Donna! More...

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Alejandra M.

4 December 2013

AMAZING COSTUMER SERVICE! AMAZING CUPCAKES! AMAZING FROSTING! COSTUME MADE CAKES OUT OF THIS WORLD! If we could give Bella Donna Special Events 10stars for outstanding costumer service and for freshness and HIGH quality cakes and cupcakes we would.I read a review from a Pricilla D. saying worst cupcakes bad frosting..am sure you wrote this review because you must of wanted your money back and needed some attention.I work in the food industry and I dealt with many people like you they eat the product and then complain to get their money back! Oldest trick in the books!! as of for my family and I we order cupcakes and cakes all the time and Not once in 5yrs have we had any issue. Ungreatful costumer is what pricilla is after you said they took your order last minute this is how you thanked them!? How about You pick up the phone and discuss your issue with them the same way you called to placed last minute order instead of blasting it on Yelp!!!  How convinience to say the guest threw them out..this tells me you ate them but needed to say this to get your money and eat the cake too.Any how Happy Holidays to All!! I need to place another cake order this week :)#TeambelladonnA More...

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Christina M.

27 November 2013

I love Donna!! Donna did my wedding cake and my guests and I absolutely LOVED it! Donna really takes time to understand what you want and does everything possible to make your dream wedding cake come true. Their tastings are unlike anyone else I tried because they are so generous with their portions (they were full sized cakes). On the day of the wedding I was breathless when I saw the actual cake. It was SO beautiful and delicious and it exactly what I explained to donna. They are very reasonably priced and will deliver exactly what you want...a perfect delicious cake! 5 stars for donna!! More...

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Andrea M.

10 November 2013

Bella Donna made an incredible Minnie Mouse cake for my 2 year old birthday party. The cake was perfect....it captured the Minnie character highlights and my daughter loved it! It tasted great and looked amazing! Thank you!!! More...

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Danielle M.

27 October 2013

I absolutely LOVE this place!! Great local cupcake place & the owner is the sweetest lady! I've lived on the area and passed it up for 5 years until I searched "cupcakes" on Yelp & found this little gem. If you're in the area find a spot to park on Sherman Way and pick up a few cupcakes & cookies. You won't be disappointed. Just make sure you go when they're open, they have odd hours. More...

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Maria D.

19 October 2013

Words truly cannot express how amazing my experience has been with Bella Donna Special Events. If I could give her extra stars, I would. Her service, attitude, food, cakes, and pricing is the BEST! Her and her husband Tom made our wedding truly the special event we hoped for and STRESS-FREE. They think of everything for you and are just so considerate. If you have an upcoming event and you want stellar catering and/or cakes, go to Bella Donna. You will not be disappointed! More...

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Ms. T.

17 October 2013

You know when you buy something lemon flavored and it's yellow as heck, but only vaguely lemony in flavor? Well, you wont find that kind of nonsense at this shop. The cupcakes are light, flavorful, with that *real* chocolate, vanilla bean, or lemon taste, and evoke flashbacks to grandma's kitchen. In other words, yum! More...

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Katie

6 October 2013

Bella Donna was extremely great to work with from start to finish for our recent wedding. Their tasting was fantastic and really gave us an idea of what we wanted. They executed our wishes exactly and the cake came out looking fantastic. They were far more reasonably priced than many of their area competitors, and more importantly their cakes and cupcakes taste far better. They also delivered our cake to our venue for a very reasonable fee. We will be using Bella Donna anytime in the future that we need cakes or cupcakes and would highly recommend them for any event! More...

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Ruwan K.

6 October 2013

I did not go there to buy any cake, I went in to promote my insurance business. The smiles and the words of both the lady and the guy were so friendly. Every time I pass the store I feel like stopping by just to feel welcomed by them. surely I will have a piece of cake at least from them soon.That is the type of customer service we dream to have.- Ruwan K. More...

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Rachel

11 September 2013

Donna and Tom did the catering and desserts and staffing for our wedding and were EXCEPTIONAL!!! from day one, Donna was an absolute doll to work with. She is so kind and you can tell that she just loves what she does. She wants everything to be perfect for you and there is no ego involved. It's just all about you on your day. Not all chefs are like that. Her staff were so professional and lovely. The food was bananas. Our guests are still texting and emailing us three days later telling us it was the best food they have EVER had at a wedding. My uncle said it was the best meal he had in LA (and they went to several 5star restaurants). Her apple pie is crazy. I've had it for breakfast every day since. Because she sends you home with leftovers!! Cake amazing. Pies amazing. Fried Chicken and Filets... mac n cheese and mashed potatoes... green beans with bacon... sweet tea... i mean, come on. And she's the best BANG FOR YOUR BUCK you will find in LA. More...

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Rachel C.

11 September 2013

Donna and Tom did the catering and desserts and staffing for our wedding and were EXCEPTIONAL!!!  from day one, Donna is an absolute doll to work with.  She is so kind and you can tell that she just loves what she does.  She wants everything to be perfect for you and there is no ego involved.  It's just all about you on your day.  Not all chefs are like that.  Her staff were so professional and lovely.  The food was bananas.  Our guests are still texting and emailing us three days later telling us it was the best food they have EVER had at a wedding.  My uncle said it was the best meal he had in LA (and they went to several 5star restaurants).  Her apple pie is crazy.  I've had it for breakfast every day since.  Because she sends you home with leftovers!!  Cake amazing.  Pies amazing.  Fried Chicken and Filets... mac n cheese and mashed potatoes... green beans with bacon... sweet tea... i mean, come on.  And she's the best BANG FOR YOUR BUCK you will find in LA. More...

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Christina

20 June 2013

My daughter's wedding was perfect, by and large because of the great catering and event planning provided by Donna and her team. I didn't have one stressful moment the whole day, which is priceless. My guests were happy and cared for, the food and decor was perfection, the whole day was magical. More...

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christina t.

20 June 2013

My daughter's wedding was perfect, by and large because of the great catering and event planning provided by Donna and her team. I didn't have one stressful moment the whole day, which was priceless  to me. My guests were happy and cared for, the food and decor was perfection, the whole day was magical. As for her cakes, the bride's cake was a three tiered lemon cake with raspberry mousse filling and butter cream icing. It was outstanding, moist, lemony and flavorful. The groom's cake was made in the shape of a "companion cube" from the video game "Portal" and was presented as a surprise to the groom. It was a perfect replica and the carrot cake inside was delicious. But did I mention she had pies, cookies and chocolate covered strawberries on the dessert table as well?  There is so much more to say that can't fit in this little box, but when you leave your daughter's wedding feeling completely thrilled with the results and your guests rave to you for days about how delicious the food was, what else do you need to know? More...

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Katharine W.

9 June 2013

I am giving Donna two reviews because she provided exemplary service more than once for my wedding. This first review will focus on the catering she did for my bridal shower on Sunday, March 24th, 2013. It was an old-fashioned high tea and I was so impressed with everything! The table linens were my favorite color, she picked out darling individual teacups and place settings that looked wonderfully vintage, she served delightful lemonade, peach champagne and spa water, and the food... oh, the food...Beautiful tea sandwiches, three different kinds. Sweet grilled orange shrimp that you have to taste to believe. Artfully presented salads with goat cheese, berries, walnuts and all sorts of other goodies. Tiny little kiwi and lemon tarts that looked straight out of Wonderland. Homemade berry-filled biscuits served with real clotted cream. Miniature cupcakes (banana, orange and red velvet) that were moist and perfect and didn't skimp out on the awesome frosting. The classic treat of chocolate-covered strawberries. And of course, lovely custom-monogrammed packets of black tea, sea shells and bitsy gourmet chocolates for my guests to take home as party favors.Donna was super friendly and professional for the entire event and I could not possibly have been more pleased. This was the first time I'd worked with her and I very highly recommend her. The menu and the service cannot be topped if you're looking for someone to cater a party.And now for the second review: Donna baked our wedding cake.Best. Cake. Ever. Om nom. Nom nom nom nom.We had experienced two cake tastings with other bakers (one okay, the other absolutely horrible) so Donna was Round Three for us. We were given a sample selection of cupcakes so we would have an idea of what she could do for us.The orange flavor blew us away. It wasn't a flavor we'd considered or even knew existed before, but WOW. The cake itself is moist and delicious enough, but with the creamsicle frosting?! We had to have it.To our dismay, we discovered that it was only an option for cupcakes; it wasn't on the regular cake menu. I asked Donna if she could pretty please make an exception for us if possible, and she said sure, no problem! We ended up going with four tiers of alternating orange and red velvet (cream cheese frosting filling the red velvet, creamsicle frosting filling the orange, and white buttercream frosting over the whole cake with white fondant realistic-looking seashells). We adored every bite and so did our guests! The best part is that an anniversary tier was included in the price, but not part of what was served on the wedding day. Instead it will be baked fresh for us when we go in for our first anniversary. In the meantime we also have frozen slices that the in-laws are saving for us, sharing them little by little so we can get our fix. We told Donna that she can bake this magic for us every year! It's a good thing she's out in the Valley and not just down the street from us, or we'd be 500 pounds each by now. In closing: Bella Donna is the way to go! Whether you want one cupcake, a box of cupcakes, a whole wedding cake or a tea party AND a wedding cake, she's got you covered. You will not be disappointed. More...

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Elena Z.

4 June 2013

Donna's passion and dedication to her business translate into the most delicious cupcakes and elegant cakes. There is nothing she and her team cannot do. I used several other bakeries in the past, but after being recommended to Bella Donna's Bakery I will not go anywhere else. Their prices are more than fair and the quality is absolutely outstanding. What a find! More...

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Gilbert G.

25 April 2013

Bella Donna's was great. The provide great service and great cake. They delivered on time to our monthly holiday party with friendly courteous staff. We highly recommend them!

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Katherine K.

25 April 2013

We randomly stumbled upon this bakery for a work birthday celebration because they delivered and wow did we get lucky!! Of the 60+ employees that tasted the full sheet cake EVERYONE agreed it was AMAZING!! We did half chocolate with whipped filling and half vanilla with fresh strawberry filling. Both were INCREDIBLE! I am a chocolate person and could not believe how moist and flavorful it was. Great customer service, great cake, timely delivery! we will go there for all our company birthdays. Five stars More...

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Sonia

24 April 2013

Bella Donna catered my wedding back in August 2011 and we couldn't have been happier with the results!

My husband and I actually eloped to Italy and hosted a reception upon our return, so the party was all Italian themed. We were worried about it being too cheesy...literally! We didnt want red checked table clothes and pizza, we wanted a villa in Tuscany and Donna definitely got it!

She did a great job creating refined and delicious Italian dishes and it was all beautifully presented. I know everyone thinks their wedding is the best but I am very confident that everyone LOVED our food the best!

Bella Donna also created our cake, which of course, was delicious and gorgeous! It was simple, like I wanted, but looked like it came out of a magazine!

We received so many compliments on the delicious spread, even months after the reception! I would definitely use Bella Donna again for a party =)
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Marie S.

26 March 2013

Thank you so much for making my daughters bridal shower extra special.  The cake was beautiful and it tasted out of this world.  You made her very happy.

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Bonnie F.

19 March 2013

Thank you, Donna, for reminding me that exceptional customer care and product quality make price not the end-all-be-all. After a few misses with cake quality from other local bakers, I am extremely impressed with how moist your cupcakes remain days after our event. The cake and icing were very tasty. Guests raved about the Pistachio cupcakes especially, but loved all the other flavors. We will be back for future events!Recommend: Pistachio, Banana Split, Orange Cream, and dark Chocolate. More...

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jack s.

9 March 2013

OMG!!!! Phenominal cupcakes. I've tried banana,cherry, chocolate and vanilla. All to die for. You gotta check this place out. Bella Donna, you're the best.

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Heather D.

16 January 2013

When my husband and I went to Bella Donna for a cake tasting, we were floored by what they had prepared for us.  Two beautiful little cakes in the flavors we requested.  Oh my goodness were they delicious!  They did a beautiful job decorating our wedding cake and it was so good.  We did forget to ask about cake boxes so we couldn't take any home with us, however we look forward to ordering a fresh, mini version of our wedding cake for our one year anniversary. More...

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christine d.

17 October 2012

This was a random yelp search find for cupcakes, and boy was it a great find!  I'm a fan of sprinkles/crumbs, but alas, they are too far away from me.  I thought the cupcakes here were moist, homemade taste but without actually looking like it was homemade.  Buttercream frosting was devine!  I had the coconut, vanilla, choclate, and orange I believe.  The orange my b/f wanted to try, which I was hesitant about, but oh...it tasted so good.  Each cupcake around $3 which is probably a little pricey, but I really loved them! More...

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EJ J.

14 October 2012

I was informed about Bella Donna's bakery from a friend of mine who was getting a birthday cake made from them. I had already received a quote from another bakery about a special cake I wanted made for my girlfriend & my friend suggested I get a quote from here as well. They quoted me the cake at a lower price and our cakes came out phenomenal. I posted a picture of my "make-up cake" with edible cosmetic pieces on top (which were delicious!) & my friends WU-Tang Clan cake (awesome idea). I will most definitely recommend this bakery to my friends and family.OOOOO5 out of 5 Afros More...

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S R.

28 September 2012

We hired Bella Donna Special Events to cater our wedding and provide our wedding cake.  I spoke to a LOT of caterers and found most to be unprofessional or super salesy.  Donna was the opposite - along every step she was easy to work with, easy to get in contact with and made sure that I felt comfortable with every decision.  In addition to providing appetizers and dessert, she also handled all of our rentals.  Donna not only provided excellent service but was an amazing support system, especially since I planned most of the wedding from Northern California.  Everyone raved about the food, decor and especially the cake.  I would highly recommend Bella Donna's for any event you need catered.  Also...her pastries are amazing and it's worth it to stop by and pick up a cupcake!  I will definitely be doing this next time I am in the valley. More...

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Stephanie S.

25 August 2012

Great tasting and fresh cupcakes. We stopped by on a walk around the area. The person serving us took the time to warm up our cupcakes. We used their one tablet that's outside to do some people watching while we ate our yummy snack. Normal pice for a cupcake, I think it was 2.95. Their custom cakes look amazing. More...

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Kim

11 August 2012

Bella Donna Special Events is AMAZING!! Donna was so wonderful to work with throughout the process. She genuinely cares about her clients. I shopped around for full-service caterers and her pricing is right for all she does. She'll help you pick out a personalized menu that reflects the bride and groom. You're tasting will be a wonderful dining experience, be sure to bring a bottle of wine to enjoy. The food is fantastic and all of my guest agreed, many went back for seconds! My wedding went off without a hitch, she and her staff provided exceptional service to my guests. They even made a beer run during our wedding to ensure our guests were satisfied. They do cakes too, and again amazing, so yummy! LOOK NO FURTHER YOU'VE FOUND YOUR CATERER! Kevin and Kim Fredericks More...

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Alicia

25 July 2012

I could write pages and pages about how great Donna and her team are, and would gladly do it but not sure if people want to read all the pages of my rave reviews. To keep it simple, they are absolutely the best at what they do. Donna and Tom are wonderful and made our whole process simple. They did everything for us from the food, to the desserts (and the cake), flowers, decorations, all the tables, chairs, linens, dishes, silverware etc. Everything went off without a hitch. Everyone who attended said everything was perfect, the food was amazing, the desserts were perfect, and the ambiance was stunning. We will definitely be using Donna and her team for any big events in the future and for any cakes/desserts needed, as they also have a bakery store front. Definitely go for a consultation, as you will not be disappointed. More...

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Alicia P.

8 July 2012

I wanted to write an update to my initial review, now that our wedding has happened. If I  could give 10 stars I would. The wedding went off without a hitch. The food was absolutely amazing, and we had every guest raving about how delicious everything was. Donna and her team were great, very professional and very attentive. As the bride and groom, we had appetizers delivered to our room right after the ceremony, and our dinner delivered to our table when your reception began. We never had to worry about our cups being empty. I would definitely recommend any one looking for a caterer for any occasion use Donna, as you will definitely not be disappointed.Donna,Thank you for helping make our special day even more special. It would have not been the same without you and your wonderful team!!! More...

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Abel M.

7 July 2012

We stumbled upon this wonderful little bakery on the way back from a daytrip. The ladies were super nice and welcoming. We had a half-dozen assorted - banana rama, strawberry sweet cream, lemon kiss, orange cream sickle, and chocolate with oreo. They were the best ever! Moist and not too sweet. We had to ask if they would be on "Cupcake Wars," but honestly, they're too good for "reality TV." This is the genuine best ever bakery anywhere!!! Thanks for providing a sweet finish to our day. More...

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Rachael

5 June 2012

To all future brides and party organizers,
I would not know exactly where to begin in telling you how perfect and amazing Bella Donna Special Events made our wedding. Every guest commented for days on how wonderful the food was and many asked for their contact information. Aside from the food being delicious, their professionalism, and service staff was outstanding with literally, no room for improvement. With Donna, the planning was so easy and the funnest part was getting to go to the tasting that Donna had prepared for us and our two daughters. We got to experience an entire sampling of exactly what our guests would be eating and experiencing, from the appetizers, down to the cake. This is a must, since you will not get to taste the food at your own wedding! Their staff is so friendly and wonderful and will always go the extra mile to do anything that needs to be done in terms of setting up, taking down, etc. I just cannot say enough about them - our experience with Donna is one we will never forget and we would never even consider using another caterer for any future catering needs. More...

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Veronica P.

29 May 2012

I'm a wedding photographer and have worked a few weddings Donna's Team.  They are amazing cooks/bakers/designers with incredibly friendly attitudes...  I cannot say enough great things about Bella Donna.  HIRE THEM!! More...

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Tracy W.

21 May 2012

I found Bella Donna through yelp (thanks again community!)  I had a cupcake craving and NEEDED something fresh and delicous- both requirements were more than delivered. The business seems more of a catering company than anything, but had a nice array of cupcakes available for sale on site.  The owner was super sweet and recommended a few different cupcakes I absolutely had to try.  I stopped by for just one cupcake and ended up leaving with 6 and a business card.  The red velvet was wonderful, as were the banana, orange creamsicle, and oreo cupcakes, but my favorite two were the lemon and strawberry.  Both seem the easiest flavors to make, but always the easiest to disappoint ( atleast from my adventures with other cupcake joints.)  They were both oozing with fresh flavor and still have me craving more.  I can't wait to come back!  If their cupcakes are any indication of their catering business- you won't be disappointed! More...

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Carrie L.

8 May 2012

I worked with Donna for a cupcake order for my daughter's 12th birthday party and the process was seamless.  From my first contact, to my several questions and inquiries, to when I made the payment and up until the product was delivered as promised on time.  And the cupcakes were AMAZING!  I ordered 2 dozen large cupcakes and 2 dozen small of a variety of flavors.  The kids (and I) were in heaven.  They tasted amazing and even looked pretty.  The marble ripple fudge and Neapolitan were my personal favorites but the others (peanut butter fudge, banana split, strawberry sweet cream, banan-o- rama, red velvet, orange cream-sickle, etc.) were all a hit too!  The small ones were fun because the kids could try several different flavors without getting too full that way.  I will definitely use Bella Donna's in the future for my cupcake and catering needs.  They're reliable, fair priced, deliver amazing service and the product is unbeatable. More...

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Joanna C.

22 February 2012

When we arrived, we were surprised to find that it was closed (5pm on a Wednesday). Coincidently, the owner Donna, saw us at the locked door and opened up for us. She didn't hesitate at all! Donna was very personable and welcoming. She explained they are open for business Thurs-Sat and that they specialize in custom cakes/events/catering. Donna let my husband and I purchase some freshly baked cupcakes ($2.95 each) and even threw in a free one, so that we could sample her new Pistachio cake. There was about 12 different cupcake flavors to choose from: Bananarama, Lemon, Neopolitan Marble, Red Velvet.The cupcakes were INCREDIBLY MOIST AND DELICIOUS!! Not too sweet, not overly decorated, just simple enough to appreciate the cake.**Parking on the street only More...

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Kyle

27 December 2011

Donna was amazing to work with! Not only was the cake out-of-this world tasty, it looked gorgeous too!

Donna also handled the catering for our rehearsal dinner -- and it was perfect. It was Italian themed, right down to the checkerboard tablecloths and the macaroni in the candle holders. Donna is a catering genius -- we have only heard rave reviews from all of our guests!

We have and will continue to recommend Bella Donna to anyone who wants a caterer with creativity, taste and the skills to make amazing food!
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Laurie N.

22 December 2011

I ordered 3 dozen mini cupcakes for my daughter's birthday party and they were beautiful.  I asked for purple and teal green and they put a pretty glitter sprinkle on the frosting.  That was a nice surprise and my daughter thought they were so pretty.  They were reasonably priced and tasted good too! More...

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Sara

22 November 2011

Bella Donna did our wedding cake for the wedding and it turned out beautiful! We had a cookie cake which is a bit unusual for a wedding but my husband and I are not cake fans so we wanted something different. They were able to make a cookie cake that looked exactly like a regular 4-tiered wedding cake! No one could believe it was actually cookie! I loved it and it was exactly what we wanted! We still have a piece saved the our one year anniversary :-) More...

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Nicole

30 October 2011

Bella Donna Special Events catered our wedding and it was truly a magical event. They planned the menu with us from scratch and created our fabulous cake. It was an outdoor with no onsite kitchen and the table served dinner was hot, the presentation was excellent and the food itself tasted better than any that I have had in some 4 and 5 star restaurants. It was really unbelievable. The cake was beautiful and tasted just as good. Out guests personally complimented us on everything from the appetizers to the cake and we could not have asked for anything better on our special day! More...

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Sami W.

30 October 2011

Bella Donna Special Events catered our wedding and it was truly a magical event.  They planned the menu with us from scratch and created our fabulous cake.  It was an outdoor with no onsite kitchen and the table served dinner was hot, the presentation was excellent and the food itself tasted better than any that I have had in some 4 and 5 star restaurants.  It was really unbelievable.  The cake was beautiful and tasted just as good.  Out guests personally complimented us on everything from the appetizers to the cake and we could not have asked for anything better on our special day! More...

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Hope

18 October 2011

I contacted Donna based on a referral from my bridesmaid who had ordered my shower cake from them, just a week before our wedding. I wanted to get a Groom’s Cake in the shape of a Southern Comfort Bottle to surprise my groom but was afraid I had waited too long. From the first interaction, Donna and Tom were pleasant and extremely responsive to work with. When I asked them to make it a carrot cake when other bakeries told me no because of the heat, they gladly accepted the challenge. They never once told me no and worked with me to achieve the best cake possible for my groom. Not only that, but they worked with me to create a small personalized birthday cake to surprise my sister-in-law with since we got married on her birthday. Donna and her staff were flexible, professional and extremely pleasant to work with. I HIGHLY recommend her to anyone in need of a cake, for any occasion. I know we will definitely be going back to them for any future cake/bakery needs. More...

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Kislev A.

10 September 2011

It's a small but very cute bakery on Sherman Way. Speed and miss it!Got an Oreo Cupcake and that was awesome. The chocolate cake part was very yummy. It felt like they put some sort of chocolate frosting on top coz it was super chocolatey but I can't find it! And the white grainy slightly sweet frosting was perfect just to give it that "oreo filling" feel. Of course there were oreo cookies on top.The chocolate chip cookies were not cips... they were weren't even chunks... they were like hershey bar section sized! Pretty darned good. More...

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Paul R.

6 July 2011

Bella Donna did our wedding cake.  Absolutely fantastic cake for a very fair price, and I'm really glad we went with them.  My wife's an even bigger fan than I am.  Very friendly staff. More...

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Janis

6 April 2011

5.0 All the way!
People have rented our home and yard for special events, and we've always used Bella Donna Special Events as the planner/caterer. They leave the property and kitchen in even better shape than they found it! The service is absolutely A+ from the fab food to the very friendly and professional staff. Donna is a "hands-on" owner/event planner and treats every client like royalty. She helps you realize your dream - THAT's what you want, I promise you! More...

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Pam R.

15 February 2011

I've had many cakes from Bella Donna and every one has been delicious and exactly what I ordered.  Maybe someone just wasn't clear on what they wanted.   I'm not a huge cake fan but love these ones because they're not overly sweet.  The decorating is always beautiful too.  Prices are very reasonable!  I'll keep going back to Bella Donna for all special occasions.  The cupcakes are yummy too! More...

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Jillian

1 February 2011

We worked with Donna and she was referred to us by our friends who had used them for their wedding. Donna was so wonderful, and so attentive to details. Not only did she do our catering, but after our first tasting of the food and dessert, we decided to have her do our wedding cake as well.

All night people were telling us how wonderful the food was and how great the staff was. They made sure that all my little kid friends were taken care of with kid loved foods, which was great. Donna also did a wonderful job going above and beyond, they made sure to come up to my husband and I and make sure we were taken care of.

I would like for them to caterer my parties in the future as well. Thanks for everything Donna!
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Michelle D.

24 January 2011

I'm OBSESSED with cupcakes, so I went on yelp and searched 'cupcakes' on yelp. Bella Donna's Bakery popped up because it was near my house. The next day I stopped by the bakery. Parking was on the streets.The guy I was talking to was really nice. Got myself two cupcakes. The strawberry (shortcake? I forgot the name,but it was strawberry) and a tiramisu cupcake. They were AMAZING!!! They were fresh, moist, the frosting wasn't so sweet (like other cupcake places, they REALLY pack on the frosting)I'm definitely coming back here =] More...

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Jean E.

11 January 2011

After a marathon of Cupcake Wars we went in search of some sweets to satisfy.  We came upon this sweet bakery.  The cupcakes were great, the variety was good and the kids had a great time!

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Erika V.

28 August 2010

Bella Donna, if you weren't such an incredible baker, I probably wouldn't have come back for another round. I've had TWO major fuck-ups from Bella Donna decorating-wise. But I keep going back... and going back... and going back... because her cakes and cupcakes are so fucking good. like. so fucking good. For my birthday I ordered a custom cake from her. The raspberries came upside-down from how they're supposed to be put on a cake and MY NAME WAS SPELLED WRONG but Donna's husband tried to fix it as best as he could. It was my first time using them and I was pissed off of course. IT WAS MY FUCKING BIRTHDAY. They offered to give me my cake for free but I don't believe in getting a free cake over one letter being the wrong one. It's not a fucking tattoo, it's just cake. So I paid of course, and they gave us a discount (which I told them wasn't necessary, but they are nice). I was pissy the rest of the day that my cake wasn't as beautiful as I had wanted for my birthday until it was time to eat the cake. HOLY SHIT. me love'm cake'm. nomnom. NOW LET ME JUST SAY THAT I DO NOT EAT DESSERT UNLESS IT IS FUCKING INCREDIBLE. I am NOT a sweet tooth and all. Like, at all. It's very rare for me to stick a ton of sugar in my body unless it's worth it. Bella Donna's cake was worth it. So after all my pissy-ness, the cake tasted incredible and that's all that mattered.A few weeks later was my grandma's birthday so I went back after my birthday to order her cake. I went in this time and didn't place a phone order to ensure that it wouldn't get fucked up.Well, it did - and bigtime. Like. Huge. Thankfully the pick up was on a Saturday, so Donna was able to fix it, I just had to wait about 45 minutes for it to get fixed. (I picked up on a Sunday for my bday, which is when they're open for pick-up only in the morning). The cake wasn't anywhere near where I wanted decorating wise, and it said happy anniversary or something on it when i wanted it to say "feliz cumpleanos, abuela," on it because she's old and Cuban and I wanted her to have an adorable cake she'd like.  It was just a total mess but they fixed it. Once it was fixed, it was absolutely beautiful and everything I had wanted. It was just a pain in the ass because I had to wait for it to get fixed. Maybe I'm just entirely too nice, but I don't think so.The flavor of the cake was incredible and everyone loved it. I mean, it was seriously great.Now when I go visit FYH, sometimes I'll walk a couple of stores over and stop in for some cup cakes. I haven't had a reason to order a cake since the last two, but I'm hoping Donna will stop poorly decorating my cakes and just get me what I want. I can't find someone that makes cakes as moist, flavor and over-all nomnomnomnomnom like her. Maybe I will have to baby her and just draw out exactly what I want. Either way though, I will continue going back for cakes because no one makes yummier cakes than she does. If aesthetics are a must for you, well, just be aware that it will taste better than expected but not look exactly what you want. More...

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Julie

7 April 2010

Hi! Bella Donna is FABULOUS!!! They just catered my 150 person wedding at the end of March and totally exceeded my expectations. Let me start by saying that Donna is so nice, so available for anything, and so professional. I know nothing about weddings and when she met me at the reception site, she basically planned everything from head to toe and helped my to anticipate and problems and hiccups. She did more than deliver, she provided decore that I didn't even know of, that matched my colors and flowers. She was totally visible and present during the reception to help things along, she knows her stuff and I think has a great staff to help her execute. My food was delicious, I had 3 very unique passed appetizers, a MOIST chicken breast, and her cupcakes stole the show. My mother planned an even recently at a very nice golf course in thier "in house" food was atrocious. It lacked the stlye, detail, color and of course flavor that Donna brought. Head to toe a great experience, I was so happy! More...

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Dana

14 July 2009

What a great choice I made going with Bella Donna Special Events! Where to start...the staff! Mainly I worked with Donna, and she is such a sweet person, professional, and sincerely wants your day to come out as perfect as you do. Inquiries were answered by her promptly and she is very detail-oriented. And the food...wow! Initially I had a great list of variety to choose from, including hors d'oeuvres, salads, breads, entrees and desserts, and I don't think I could have gone wrong with anything. It was all delicious, and luckily, as the bride, I got to enjoy some of it :) The decor...not only were the reception tables beautifully coordinated, but she took the time to make sure the cocktail tables and buffet tables looked good too. Every detail was taken into account. The cake...I had a very specific idea of how I wanted the cake to look, and made my choices for cake type and fillings. It came out beautiful, and was also some of the best cake I have ever eaten. There is a lot to consider and many decisions to be made when choosing a caterer, and in my experience, was painless. My decision to work with Bella Donna helped to make my wedding day a truly perfect one! More...

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Bonnie

4 June 2009

I loved working with Donna. She is an amazing person, and she really tries her best to tie in every idea you have for your wedding. I gave her a handful of details to work with and change, and she didn't freak out or get frustrated. If I hadn't booked my catering already, I would have used her for my catering services as well. Donna is an exceptional vendor, and I would recommend her to every bride that comes along my path! More...

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nancy

29 April 2009

Donna was wonderful to work with. It was like working with your best friend. She pays special attention to detail so that everything is just what you want. All of the tables looked beautiful. Not just the dinner tables but the coffee table, water table, and the buffet table.
The food was exquisite. I had people coming up to me all day asking me who my caterer was because the food was wonderful. She even made a special plate for one of our guests who had a pepper allergy. The wedding cake was delicious. So moist and the fillings were to die for. At the end of the day there was not much left and people were asking for more.
Donna also helped me cut corners to save money which is always a plus when planning a wedding. She was always there for my phone calls to answer my questions and concerns no matter how trivial. Donna's prices are VERY resonable. I got quote from other caterers and they were more expensive and the attention to detail were not there.

I would recommend Bella Donna Special Events for any event no matter how large or small. You won't be disappointed. Everthing for me was perfect and Donna made a stressful time, painless.
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Teresa

12 February 2009

MY best friend also used her and I remembered how great the cake was! We did test other bakers and hers were the best!
My husband is a Sweets pro and her cakes won hands down! She made us personal trial cakes and it was so hard to choose. And....when we changed a flavor a a day beforethe Wedding she was so great about it!!! She is wonderful to work with!!! More...

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Michelle

17 October 2008

I recommend Donna at Bella Donna Special Events to any bride who wants beautiful wedding flowers that everyone will talk about. She not only did our flowers for the reception and Gazebo, she made our cake and went above and beyond helping in setting up a candy buffet and setting out my favors.
Our flowers were absolutly stunning and the Gazebo flowers and decor was amazing. I never invisioned the Gazebo so beautiful. All the weekends I went and spied on other brides ideas at my location would never compare to what Donna did and how beautiful my wedding turned out. I was beyond happy.
All our guests are talking about how beautiful my flowers were and how delicious the cake was. It was an exact replica of the picture I wanted. It was delicious and my new husband said the top cake we put in our freezer will not make it a month in there. He has promised me he would buy us another small one for our first anniversary from Donna.
Thank you donna for all your hard and amazing work and making my Wedding Truly the most special and beautiful day of my Life.
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Katy

27 August 2008

Bella Donna Special Events provided us with spectacular service from start to finish. Donna McDaniel-Pavlock has enormous reserves of energy, enthusiasm, creativity, sensitivity to one's individual needs - all this, together with the incredibly delicious food would have been a bargain at twice the price. It was amazing to see our vision come to pass exactly as promised. I can't imagine hosting an event in the future and having anyone but Bella Donna cater. Thanks for making our fairy tale come true! More...

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