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B
29 December 2019

Jo-Anne blew it out of the park with our cake! We felt so loved, heard and well taken care of by her and her team! She is extremely accommodating for allergies (esp. gluten free) and the flavors/textures of her cakes are absolutely incredible! They make everything in house and the care and consideration that goes into each cake is truly off the charts. The most special thing is that for your one year anniversary they will make you a fresh anniversary cake - no more freezer burnt, year old cake to celebrate one year of marriage! So special! More...

S
30 October 2019

Working with Cake Chicago for our wedding cake was truly amazing! From start to finish, Jo-Anne listened to our wants and brought them to life flawlessly. The expertise she brings to the business is perfection and she works with her couples on a level most vendors do not. She also took the time to add in a cute feature to our cake to honor our pets. Our guests continue to not only rave about how beautiful our cake was but also how it was one of the best tasting they’ve ever had. Thanks Jo-Anne!! More...

M
30 October 2019

Delicious

C
30 October 2019

Absolutely love Joanne she takes full pride in her Baking her buttermilk cake and Mascarpone is absolutely delicious I’ve been. Ordering birthday cakes since the last few years Never Disappointed takes full passion in her Baking and the Designs of the cakes she makes are absolutely beautiful as well. she is a one of a kind baker in Chicago I highly recommend her not only do they look beautiful but taste great! Thank you Joanne More...

S
2 October 2019

Working with Cake Chicago for our wedding cake was truly amazing! From start to finish, Jo-Anne listened to our wants and brought them to life flawlessly. The expertise she brings to the business is perfection and she works with her couples on a level most vendors do not. She also took the time to add in a cute feature to our cake to honor our pets. Our guests continue to not only rave about how beautiful our cake was but also how it was one of the best tasting they’ve ever had. Thanks Jo-Anne!! More...

J
8 September 2019

Best cake in chicago

B
11 May 2019

Working with Joanne from Cake was truly a dream. She was personable, responsive, and went above and beyond to be helpful in an extremely challenging situation. She helped us with design and selection and even other vendor recommendations. The cake flavors and icings were delicious - even my fiancee (a self-professed "not cake person") loved them. I am grateful for her help and admire the passion she has for the business. More...

E
11 May 2019

Very filling. I will probably become a regular. It has a great atmosphere. Ambience reminds me of San Diego's scene.

C
11 May 2019

food was so tasty. i'll return with my coworkers.

K
4 May 2019

Never tasted so yummy cake!!

S
25 April 2019

Stopped in for the first time to grab a cup of coffee to kill some time before a meeting. Seems like a great place! I didn't try to food, but the display near the coffee counter was very tempting. I'll definitely stop by again!

A
24 February 2019

Long lines but they go by pretty fast. The prices are cheap and of course everything is delicious! The parking is a bit of a struggle though took 15 min just to find a place down the street at a meter. Service is great also.

C
27 October 2018

Joanne at Cake did a great job on our wedding cake. We are extremely happy with the finished product. She went above and beyond to give us the look that we were hoping for and we are grateful for her services! Highly recommend!

J
23 October 2018

Joanne truly knows how to bring your cake dreams to life. Our tuxedo themed cake was a conversation piece at our party and was absolutely delicious. Can't wait to use Cake Chicago for another event in the future! More...

J
27 September 2018

I can’t even begin to describe how accommodating Joanne Buege from Cake was for our Wedding. We got married on July 14th, 2018. We originally started with Bittersweet, but they weren’t open to any of our ideas and really didn’t seem to care. So we decided to try Cake and so very happy and fortunate we made the change. First, Joanne was able to meet with us on a day and time that was most convenient for us, and we were able to easily schedule an appointment without waiting a month. They hosted a great tasting with a wonderful presentation on flavor, structure, and logistics. We absolutely loved Joanne’s extremely creative ideas and appreciated how she balanced our original vision/concept with practicality with a very wide-open mindset. We originally wanted a galaxy cake or sometimes referred to as a mirror cake, one of the first items we dreamed of having when we first started wedding planning. She was able to work off the idea, and even though it was hard to do a multi-tiered cake using that kind of gloss, she offered to make us a separate “sweet-hearts” mirror cake along with the traditional multi-tiered wedding cake that complimented our original concept and wedding theme. We literally got to have our cake and eat it too! We absolutely loved the final result, which made our wedding day that much more special! We definitely recommend Cake! More...

S
27 September 2018

We ordered our wedding cake without ever being able to come into the store...and believe it our note, we had the best experience possible! We live on the West coast but got married in Chicago. It wasn't until later that we decided to have a cake for our wedding (we were going to have a dessert table only). We found Cake Chicago online because they ship samples to your home- which sounded like a perfect compromise for us. We tasted different cakes and fillings and with the help of Joanne made a decision on a perfect cake! I was amazed when I tasted it at the wedding...it was incredibly delicious and beautifully displayed! I had friends coming up to me at the wedding giving me bites saying, "did you try this please try it!" Thank you SO MUCH for making our wedding planning so very easy! More...

G
31 December 2017

yum - so beautiful - so tasty - all gone

F
25 May 2017

They were great to work with and delicious! They were included in our venue package, but we were not disappointed! They were open to any ideas we had for decorating. We ended up spit-balling ideas and they were able to put a crazy print on our cake that I never expected! On top of it all, the cake is great. I would definitely order from them again. More...

C
25 May 2017

They were great to work with and delicious! They were included in our venue package, but we were not disappointed! They were open to any ideas we had for decorating. We ended up spit-balling ideas and they were able to put a crazy print on our cake that I never expected! On top of it all, the cake is great. I would definitely order from them again. More...

A
21 March 2017

My boyfriend's sense of humor is unmatchable and I knew I had to do something off the wall for his surprise 40th birthday party. I had no idea where to go but after reading many reviews online I decided to take a leap of faith and called Cake. After speaking to Katy a few times, sending some inspiration photos I found online and many emails back and forth the order was placed and I was anxious to see the final result. Well it turned out AMAZING!! Everyone was taking pictures and commenting on how great it looked and tasted! No doubt I will be calling Katy in the future and recommending this place to everyone! More...

A
16 January 2017

This place was included in our venue package; however, I am so glad that we found them! Katie was always available to answer my questions. They had great examples to show and definitely can create the cake of your dreams. More...

J
10 January 2017

They were great to work with and delicious! They were included in our venue package, but we were not disappointed! They were open to any ideas we had for decorating. We ended up spit-balling ideas and they were able to put a crazy print on our cake that I never expected! On top of it all, the cake is great. I would definitely order from them again. More...

L
13 December 2016

Is there a 6 star option?!?!? Best cake EVER!!! So many varieties of flavor combinations. Mary helped me decide on white cake with bittersweet chocolate/salted caramel, then bitter sweet chocolate/creme brule' and finally the chocolate/salted caramel again. Their whipped Italian Meringue frosting is so high-end!! Everyone loved my cake! Oh, and did I mention how beautiful my cake was More...

L
3 September 2016

My mouth is watering just thinking about our wedding cake! From the beginning, the ladies of Cake were incredibly professional and helpful. They were extremely responsive to emails and happy to answer any and all questions this busy bride had! Although the availability of “taste test” hours were fairly limited in regards to a working couple’s schedule, they were incredibly accommodating and were able to send the entire taste test kit to our home to do on our own time. All of the choices and combinations of cake and frosting were so incredible, it was hard to make a choice! Once we decided on the perfect combo, we also sent them a picture of a cake that we’d like ours to look like. When I walked into the venue the day of the wedding, I could not believe how perfect it looked! I nearly cried at its beauty in the middle of our decorated wedding hall. Not only did it look incredible, but the number of compliments we received were tremendous. Thank you, Cake, for the wonderful addition to our wedding day! We cannot wait to eat another piece on our anniversary ☺ More...

K
15 August 2016

I cannot say enough about cake-chicago! My husband and I got married at The Drake and they use cake-chicago so we didn't have much of a choice. I was not disappointed and am glad I didn't have to shop around because I would not have found a better place for our wedding cake if I tried. First, communication was super-easy; I always received responses to my emails within a couple hours and they were super-accomodating when I decided to make a design change two weeks prior to our wedding. Furthermore, the cake tasting was an absolute blast- perhaps one of my favorite parts of the planning process! We sampled several options and they were all delicious- if we could have had three different cakes with different flavors, we would have! Finally, and most importantly, our cake was amazing! Not only was it beautiful on the outside, and exactly as I envisioned it, it was beautiful on the inside! The colors of the layers looked amazing and several of our guests commented that they'd never seen such a beautiful cake inside and out. As for the taste, it was absolutely delicious and very moist! We've all had dry wedding cake before, but that cake was not from cake-chicago. One of my girlfriends is a beachbody coach and she doesn't eat sweets- ever. One of our friends who was at her table came up to me later in the evening and commented on how delicious our cake was and that the beachbody coach completely devoured her cake as everyone watched in awe! I also love that we were given the option of doing a top tier and freezing it until our one year anniversary or getting a new, fresh top tier in a year. We opted for the fresh cake and I can't wait for our one year anniversary so we can enjoy cake-chicago's masterpiece again! More...

T
25 July 2016

We worked with Cake Sweet Food Chicago for our wedding in June, as they were one of the vendor choices for cake when working with our venue, Sofitel. After looking up their reviews, it was a no brainer to go with them. When we went in for our tasting and brought along 4 guests. Cake Sweet Food Chicago was so accommodating. They gave us multiple fillings and multiple cakes to try, each one as delicious as the last. It was a bit overwhelming having to choose between so many great choices but, with the help of our family and Mary, we were able to pick a great combination. While we were trying all the flavors, Mary also took us through some pictures on an iPad to get an idea of what we wanted our cake to look like. We left the appointment very excited to share our cake with our guests.

On the day of the wedding, the cake was exactly what we had described to Mary. It was absolutely gorgeous and although we had to eat it on the run during the reception, it was the best wedding cake we’ve ever had. Our venue didn’t end up keeping our cake top, which works out perfectly fine since Cake Sweet Food is going to make us a fresh cake top for our one year anniversary. We are very much looking forward to having our cake again and would highly recommend Cake Sweet Food to anyone looking for cake vendor.
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M
11 May 2016

We absolutely loved our wedding cake from Cake Chicago! The cake came with a package from Trump Hotel, our wedding venue.

The flavors I selected were: 1) chocolate with salted caramel; and 2) almond with bittersweet chocolate. Design was purple flowers on white background, with a white satin ribbon.

The taste was amazing! So moist and delicious... One thing, for some reason the slices guests received were small (but I think this is just how they were cut by the hotel's careting staff).

We will order a smaller version of this cake for our 1-year anniversary!
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U
30 December 2015

Email I sent after our wedding:

Hi Mary,

Thank you very much for all your hard work! Our cake was phenomenal. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful cake -- and it tasted as good as it looked! You really took our vision and brought it to life with so much artistry and skill. Our guests couldn't stop talking about how wonderful it was -- and we couldn't agree more. Absolute perfection.

Thank you so much for everything. It was a joy working with you!
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U
6 November 2015

The team at Cake Chicago was absolutely fantastic and I would highly recommend them to someone who wants an elegant, unique cake. From start to finish, the process of working with Gretchen & Mary was seamless. Mary was so creative with the types of flavors used and the design, etc that it quickly became one of our favorite vendor meetings. We got rave reviews of the cake from our attendees, and can't wait to relive the experience on our one year anniversary when we get to taste it all again! More...

S
3 November 2015

They worked through our venue but they provided excellent service and were very flexible to set up our tasting. And their cake was so rich and delicious. We cannot wait for when my wife and I decide to eat our top tier! More...

S
1 October 2015

I'm a huge cake person and this was the best! The tasting was intimate and friendly. We had lots of options to chose from and it made the decision very difficult :) In the end the chocolate cake with salted caramel filling and the coconut cake with raspberry filling were AMAZING!

R
27 September 2015

Mary, your cake is the bomb! Three layers of sheer amazement...carrot with cream cheese, chocolate with salted caramel and red velvet. You really topped off a great dinner for my daughter's wedding, and lucky for me (not my thighs), we had some leftover to enjoy. Not only delicious, lovely to look at...thanks, Mary! More...

C
3 July 2015

We live in Atlanta and had our wedding at the Drake Hotel in Chicago, which uses Cake Chicago as their wedding cake provider for weddings. We had to combine our food tasting for the wedding with our cake tasting since we were only in town a limited amount of time, so we were so full by the time we got to the cake tasting that we weren't really able to enjoy it (which sucked because we had been so looking forward to it!). We toyed with the idea of using a different bakery than the one the Drake goes with (we thought it might be cool to use the one my parents got their wedding cake from and have always had good experiences with), but after reading reviews about Cake Chicago, we decided to just stick with them, and are so glad we did! I had found a photo of a cake that I was in love with, and they were able to bring it to life beautifully! Actually, I like the one they did better than the original photo I sent them (although I might be biased!). Mary worked with me via email to figure out which cake flavor/fillings would work out best for us and our guests and was super helpful letting me know what flavor combinations worked well together and what was popular - we ended up going with white cake with strawberry cream and cream cheese fillings and it was amazingly delicious! All in all, we are very happy with our decision to use Cake Chicago to help make our wedding cake dreams come true! :-) More...

U
21 June 2015

Working with Cake Chicago was literally a dream come true. I was the bride that walked in with well over 50 pictures of different kinds of cake designs I liked. Instead of panicking, telling me to choose, or asking me to compromise, Mary calmly asked a few questions to start helping me pick my 10-15 favorite cakes so that she could come up with a sketch. When this seemed impossible, she asked, “Okay, this one or this one?” and deleted the one I did not choose to help me realize which aspects I valued most. At our tasting, Mary patiently tasted several different options with us to help us come up with the most seemingly outrageous combination (yet incredible) cake flavors. At our wedding, a table of our guests (who claimed they typically do not care for wedding cake) could not get enough of ours and wanted to know what kind it was because they were all debating! I’ll agree with them too, I have never tasted a better wedding cake & I literally cannot wait to eat our top layer on our 1st anniversary!

Throughout the entire process, Mary dealt with my consistently indecisiveness with grace and charm. When I wasn’t sure about something, I always knew I could trust Mary with whatever she thought was best. She made sure it was the perfect cake down to the very last detail. When I saw our cake for the first time, I was blown away with how beautiful it was. She had provided a sketch, but it’s true beauty just had me awestruck. She did such an incredible job. Mary is a saint and only makes the most beautiful cakes. You can trust her with your cake whether you know EXACTLY what you want or you have ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA – she will make it perfect.
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A
31 May 2015

The cake was gorgeous and tasted unbelievable! They were very easy to work with too!

R
13 May 2015

We went for our tasting on the coldest day of the year in February 2015 and were met by 2 of the friendliest people in Mary and Gretchen. From the minute we walked in we knew we were in good hands. As we sat down and began the tasting both of us knew that this was going to be an awesome cake. On the day of the wedding the cake out did our expectations. The design was exactly as was drawn on the day of the tasting. It was so beautiful and elegant with the modern classic look we both were looking for. We hated to cut in to it but did and it tasted awesome. All our guests commented on how well it tasted. We highly recommend that anyone looking for a cake call them and make an appointment. More...

K
1 May 2015

Great service, delicious & beautiful cakes, amazing bakers!
A little hard to schedule tasting as they are busy and I do wish they had more than one frosting (Italian meringue butter cream) choice.

U
9 January 2015

Cake was great to work with and we were so pleased on our wedding day!

M
2 November 2014

Our wedding cake was incredible! We received so many compliments from our guests. The flavor variety was great. The cake tasted so fresh and it looked beautiful.

U
12 September 2014

Our cake was included as part of our package through the Intercontinental Mag Mile. We chose a fudge cake with layers of strawberry cream and milk chocolate cream. The design was lovely and it was the best wedding cake I've ever tasted. Super moist and perfect sweetness. We had numerous guests rave about how delicious it was. More...

J
27 August 2014

Our wedding cake was beautiful and delicious. A family friend commented it was one of the best cakes she has ever had. They made a smaller, gluten-free cake for us and even that was delicious. One could not tell that it was gluten-free. They make the planning and tasting very easy. They are very personable and accommodating. The cakes tasted exactly as they did on the day of our tasting. More...

M
27 July 2014

By far, the best wedding cake I have ever tasted! I might even go so far as to say the best cake period I have ever tasted. The chocolate cake with peanut butter filling is to die for. If you don't like those flavors, the salted caramel or even basic buttercream are all exceptional. Our guests RAVED about the wedding cake. Beautiful to look at and working with Mary was such a pleasure. More...

M
5 June 2014

We used Cake for our wedding cake through the Hilton Orrington. Highly recommended. The tasting was one of the best parts of all the planning, the cake looked exactly as we had specified, and it was delicious. I generally expect wedding cake to be dry and boring. This was one of the best cakes, wedding or otherwise, I have ever had. More...

K
14 May 2014

Cake Bakery was great to work with! I was planning my Chicago wedding long distance so emailing ideas and pictures was the best way to describe my vision. They were quick with responding, and open to my feedback on ideas. During planning, I was only able to spend a couple days every couple of months in Chicago. Since their hours are limited on the weekends, Cake set up a tasting "to go" where we got to choose our flavors and fillings and frostings, they pack it up, and we taste at home. We loved two combos of flavors, and with those, they were able to bake two flavors of cupcakes along with a top tier. I received numerous compliments on the cupcakes (about taste and appearance) before the reception even ended! My husband and I are looking forward to eating our anniversary cake, it'll be hard to not thaw it before then! More...

J
16 December 2013

Our cake was beautiful, and so very delicious - it was by far the best cake I've ever tasted, and lots of our guests raved about it, too. Mary was great to work with - even though we didn't really know what we wanted before the tasting, she walked us through all our options and made it easy to craft our perfect cake (half chocolate cake with salted caramel frosting, half orange almond cake with nutella buttercream frosting - so good!). We're so enamored with them that we just ordered their cookies and truffles for holiday gifts - and those are all wonderfully delicious, too! More...

S
29 October 2013

I have always said that a wedding cake should to look as good as it tastes. As a girl with a major sweet tooth, my wedding cake needed to be delicious and still look gorgeous. CAKE offered so many amazing options and combinations that it was not difficult for me to find one I loved, although hard to narrow it down. :)
Mary Winslow helped me create the most delicious Hazelnut cake with Nutella Buttercream and Raspberry conserve. She then helped me pick out a beautiful design that was classic and elegant even using my accent color of gray. The cake was truly breathtaking at the reception.
I followed the instructions for saving the top tier, but knowing that cake is in the freezer might be difficult to wait a year...it's that good.
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T
29 October 2013

Our wedding cake was gorgeous and tasted amazing! I am still receiving calls about how good the cake was! I will be recommending CAKE to everyone I know.

K
2 October 2013

Mary was easy to work with, and the cake was AWESOME! Her icing is smooth as silk and so decadent! The cake was moist and the fillings, oh the fillings, it was so hard to choose our favorites. She was very willing to work within what we wanted. For instance, I do not like fondant but the cake style we liked needed to be made that way to look nice. What did Mary do? She made us a fake cake with a small section to cut and the eating cake was separate. Not a sheet cake separate but a beautiful slice of layered cake and delicious icing separate cake. You will not be disappointed with a cake from cake :) More...

U
5 September 2013

Yum, yum, yum! We were torn on which bakery to choose for our wedding cake, until we went to this tasting. It was delicious! We ended up deciding on a white buttermilk cake with lemon and raspberry preserve filling frosted with Italian buttercream and chocolate cake with creme brulee and salted caramel filling frosted with Italian buttercream. Soooo good. The tasting was fun, and they were flexible to work with - finalizing the design as I changed it just a few weeks before the wedding. Would definitely recommend and can't wait for our first anniversary to indulge in this again! More...

U
11 December 2012

MOST AMAZING CAKE I'VE EVER EATEN! We had the most beautiful and delicious cake for our wedding! Take The Cake Chicago is amazing at what they do, they have unique flavors and classics as well, the cake is so delicious most and decadent all at the same time! If you're looking to have an amazing wedding cake that tastes as good as it looks... GO WITH THEM! They are FABULOUS!!!!! More...

J
9 September 2012

Take the Cake created a beautiful and delicious wedding cake for us! We were very pleased with the design and it was very tasty. They had a nice selection of fillings and cake flavors. We had given them a photo of a cake design we had seen on the internet and the final product looked almost exactly like the photo! Very impressed and highly recommended. More...

J
4 June 2012

How many wedding guests rave about the cake? Ours did! Mary sat down with us and let us taste cakes, fillings, and frosting to our hearts' content. She was delightful to work with, and the cake was not only beautiful, but delicious. We have already recommended her to several friends! More...

J
30 May 2012

Our wedding cake was designed by Take The Cake via the Palmer House Hilton. It was beautiful, elegant and delicious.

R
6 May 2012

Take the cake is amazing. Let me say first that I hate wedding cake. But take the cake is not wedding cake. It is the BEST cake I've ever eaten. It's not the easiest to get an appointment, but you'll be glad you did. The cake was beautiful, and more importantly, delicious! We had several different types of cake in our wedding cake, and we can't wait to dig into the topper at the 1 year mark! More...

R
8 January 2012

We couldn’t have been happier with Take the Cake. Our wedding cake was absolutely delicious – objectively one of the best I’ve tasted. The cake was also beautifully designed and just as we had pictured it. My husband and I were so impressed with all of the unusual cake options at Take the Cake. We ended up picking coconut cake with crème brulee and raspberry filling. We received rave reviews from our guests. Plus, the cake tasting was one of the most fun parts of wedding planning. Thank you for everything, Mary! More...

B
3 December 2011

Our wedding cake was incredible- both delicious and beautiful. We could not have been happier with how it turned out and we received so many compliments from our guests who thought it was the best wedding cake they had ever tasted. Thank you, Take the Cake!

S
27 November 2011

Mary helped us with the tasting and we decided on the most delicious and unique cake - coconut cake with passionfruit and cream cheese frosting. The guests raved about it and we will be excited to eat it again on our one year anniversary!! Not only was it beautiful, it was delicious :) More...

L
26 September 2011

We LOVED our cake. The design was so unique and was a great collaboration between my husband and I, and the consultant at Take The Cake. Not to mention that the cake was absolutely delicious! It was everything we wanted and more. Thank You!!! More...

U
20 September 2011

Mary and her team are real pros at what they do. My husband and I were completely thrilled with our wedding cake. It was delicious. Mary conducts a very professional and comfortable tasting and has a million wonderful options. She is not afraid to try any design and is also very knowlegable about what works and what doesn't. We still have guests commenting on how good the cake was and I wouldn't hesitate going to Mary for any special occasion. I would recommend Mary and her team at Take the Cake to anyone for any special occasion... not just Weddings. They are absolutely wonderful! More...

J
28 August 2011

Gorgeous and delicious cake! It was perfect! Thank you SO much!!!

K
5 July 2011

Take the Cake was so great to work with we had so much fun at our tasting even though we were overwhelmed with options. Our cupcake flavors and options were soo delicious they created a beautiful creation for us and everyone was raving about the different cupcakes. Can't wait to enjoy more of their tasty treats. More...

V
11 March 2011

I cannot wait for our 1 year anniversary to have more of the best cake I have ever tasted. During the tasting it was so difficult to narrow down the choices because every combination tasted better then the previous. On the day of our wedding the cake is what we actually made sure we had time to have multiple bites of. Not only did it taste perfect but it was so beautiful and artfully done that it was a shame to cut into it. Even when the pieces were cut and given to our guests the slice was even gorgeous. Thank you so much! More...

K
3 February 2011

I only have wonderful things to say about TTC. I enjoyed working with them. We had a great time at the tasting (they really take great care of you) there were so many choices, a little over whelming. :) but, so tasty and the cake was AMAZING!! I gave them a picture in my head and what I wanted it to look like. I couldn't believe when I saw it...it was PERFECT!!! It was exactly what I wanted...they created the most gorgeous and delicious wedding cake ever! I would definatley use them again! More...

J
27 December 2010

This thank you note I wrote to the owner, Mary, should pretty much sum things up!

Hello Mary - We are finally back from our fabulous honeymoon and couldn't wait to thank you for our absolutely GORGEOUS jeweled wedding cake! Not only was it the most delicious cake we've ever tasted but the way the design of the cake turned out was perfect and EXACTLY the way I pictured it! I know it must have taken quite some time to arrange all those jewels so beautifully and I thank you and your team from the bottom of my heart! I'm not sure my husband and I will be able to wait a whole year to eat the top part of the cake! ha ha! More...

A
14 October 2010

We did not have any particular design in mind for our cake, but had some general idea of what our preferences were. Take The Cake designed a cake that was a perfect match to our personalities and our wedding theme and colors. The cake was delicious as well. There are so many great flavors to choose from and the tasting was so much fun. We ended up choosing a chocolate fudge cake with strawberry conserve and buttercream icing. It was definitely not cheap but it was worth every penny! More...

B
1 August 2010

OH MY. The cake was perfect - inside and out. We HATE fondant and they were able to create the perfect cake with buttercream. They were able to make everything coordinate with the wedding designer and the cake fit perfectly. More...

E
19 July 2010

Mary is a genius. Her cake designs are amazing, but more importantly the quality and taste of her creations are out of this world! !! We can't wait to eat the top of our wedding cake for our one month anniversary! More...

N
24 June 2010

Take the Cake did an amazing job on our wedding cake. I showed them pictures of designs I liked from various cakes and they incorporated them into our cake just beautifully. The cake looked and tasted outstanding! More...

P
15 June 2010

Our cake was beautiful and most importantly delicious! Thanks Mary!

J
26 May 2010

I couldn't have been happier with the cake that Take the Cake made for our wedding. We had such a great time at the tasting and fell in love with the different buttercream flavors they offered. Take the cake really listened to the design ideas I had and created the exact cake I pictured in my head. They were great to talk with me about size of the cake to make sure I had a great looking cake but stayed in budget by using sheet cake in order to accommodate the number of guests. Not many people would stop you from spending too much money like they did. We received so many compliments on the fabulous looking and great tasting cake. I would recommend Take the Cake to anyone having a Chicago wedding. More...

M
28 April 2010

Seriously our cake was amazing. As a general rule, I love cake and try to eat a lot of it. Our wedding cake was probably the best cake I have ever had. Oh my gosh it tasted so absurdly good. We have received (and continue to receive) compliments. Just thinking about it makes me want to break into the top layer that is sitting in our freezer.

Not only was the cake delicious, but it was beautiful. After talking with us about the design of other elements we were making for the wedding (programs, menus, etc) Mary sent us a design to approve. In addition she requested samples of ribbon we were using so that she could make sure that she matched the color. This was above and beyond the level of service we expected. We were simply thrilled with TTC.
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A
21 January 2010

Take the Cake did a wonderful job making my sea-themed wedding cake come true. With just a picture and one meeting they were able to create a delicious 3-tierd wedding cake full of decorative coral icing, seashells, and brown sugar sand. It was beautiful and scrumptious!

M
28 October 2009

Our cake was unbelievably beautiful and tasted SO good. We had no idea what we wanted and they were very patient and took the time to come up with an idea that worked perfectly. I cannot say enough how much we loved our cake. I was surprised by how good it tasted as most taste like cardboard. We even thawed half our top to eat it a few weeks after the wedding because we wanted to make sure that we got to enjoy as much as possible. Amazing, patient, and so beautiful! More...

C
21 October 2009

Oh my god... they are awesome!! I had a cup cake tower for the wedding. They do the tower stand and set everything up for me. The cup cake was moist and yummy even after 2 weeks. More...

M
24 August 2009

MAry Winslow was a delight to work with...Her wedding cake that she supplied for our wedding was not only breathtaking to see but equally as delicious to eat. ..We had many comments on the cake at the wedding and I would highly recommend Take The Cake for your next event... More...

L
18 August 2009

Mary at Take the Cake is a delight to work with. Our cake was exactly what we wanted and SO DELICIOUS and BEAUTIFUL! Our guests said it was the best wedding cake they have ever tasted!

J
26 May 2009

We had a very easy time working with this vendor, they actually made it easy to come up with a great looking (and tasting) cake within our budget.

S
25 February 2009

they truly incorporated my ideas into my wedding cake.The cake was impressive and yumm!!

J
13 January 2009

My cake was gorgeous and also tasted wonderful! The Ritz Carlton worked with Take The Cake to facilitate my cake so I never actually went to the bakery or met with them. However, they did exactly what we wanted when we had our tasting with the Ritz. I was so beyond impressed and thrilled at how gorgeous it was and the fact that it actually tasted wonderful as well! Thank you Take the Cake! More...

R
26 December 2008

The most delicious wedding cake I have ever had. We had graham cracker and banana w/ dark chocolate ganache. AMAZING. I wish I had taken the time to eat more!!

A
15 December 2008

Absolutely delicious cakes which were our main priority in choosing a cake. We had two cake flavors (almond and chocolate) and two fillings (creme brulee and chocolate) in each tier and it was so decadent and wonderful that we were only too happy to take home the leftovers. The design was secondary but it came out perfect for us -- elegant, simple, and incorporated a design element from our invitations. Mary was absolutely lovely at the tasting. I only wish I could have her cakes on a daily basis! More...

A
16 August 2008

Cake tasted great and was beautiful -- great job.

H
31 July 2008

Excellent cake. The best we have every had. Cake was expensive but definitely worth it. Sometimes it was hard to get in touch with the vendor regarding cake details since they are so busy but overall excellent.

R
26 June 2008

Although it is rather difficult to get a tasting time with this bakery (plan several months ahead), there is a reason--our wedding cake was absolutely the most delicious wedding cake I have ever tasted. Numerous guests told me " I don't normally eat the wedding cake but yours was so good I ate my whole piece!". The cake also looked beautiful. I would highly recommend this bakery. More...

D
9 June 2008

Mary was absolutely outstanding & create a beautiful, delicious cake for us.

H
12 May 2008

service was amazing cake was even better

A
3 December 2007

The cake was amazing, we hage the chocolate fudge cake and buttermilk white cake with Cream cheese filling Chocilate filling and a cinnamon filling which was to die for. People who said they never eat cake, ate this cake. More...

S
26 November 2007

Cake was beautiful and delicious!

E
1 November 2007

The flavors were incredible, the service was great, and the created the exact cake the I described. It was amazing!

K
9 July 2007

I really loved the cake, carrot cake with a cream cheese and creme bruelle filling, with butter cream icing, REALLY, delicious. Nice people accomidating and excellent service. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. a wee bit pricey but DEFINATLY worth it, wouldn't hesitate ordering again More...

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