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Jodi Simona Giusti

11 August 2019

The best tasting cakes around! Super fresh and beautifully decorated!!

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Stephanie E.

30 June 2019

Rachel made an amazing succulently decorated cake for us. My daughter LOVED how the succulents looked real and were edible. The cake was delicious too- not too sweet. I look forward to the next themed party and ordering from Rachel's Cakes. Best cake we have ever ordered in 18 years of birthday parties. More...

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Nicole A.

28 June 2019

OMG the cake here is SO good. We used Rachel's cakes for our wedding and it was perfect. We did a small beautifully decorated cake to cut and then had slices of sheet cake for the guests. It is such delicious cake! And we had it delivered to the venue with no hitches. More...

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Pritika

2 June 2019

We loved working with Rachel for our wedding cake and dessert table. The flavors were amazing, and several of our guests told us it was the best cake they ever had. We went with vanilla toffee, strawberry, and Rachel’s signature cake (Guinness/salted caramel). Rachel was also extremely patient and willing to accommodate our budget and requests. More...

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Edz B.

28 May 2019

Ordered here 10" rustic cake for my Dad's birthday. Rachel was very accommodating, easy to transact with. She even suggested I go for a smaller size which would be enough serving for our guests. But I wanted a huge cake since it was my Dad's 70th so I still went for the 10". With regards to the cake, they offer a lot of flavors but since it's my first time to order here, I just got the chocolate. It was good, not too sweet. I'll definitely come back to try out their other flavors. More...

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Laida B.

7 May 2019

rachel is so easy to talk to , she made a beautiful unicorn cake for my dauther's 8th bday , the cake is so amazing and really taste good i recommend ordering cake from her my daughter is very happy

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Georgina G.

28 January 2019

I typically get birthday cakes from Mazzetti's in Pacifica for their famous derby cake, however this time around I wanted something a little more special for a birthday/graduation celebration. The workers at Mazzetti's kindly referred me to Rachel's cakes as they were unable to create a custom fondant cake.I'm glad they did because she was able to quote me a reasonable price and the design really exceeded my expectations and was even better than the original image I shared with her. Getting in touch with her was pretty quick and convenient via email and I was also able to chat with her on the phone quickly to discuss details.I haven't tried any of her flavors before, but they all sound delicious and I ended up going with one of the crowd favorites based on the reviews here - toffee crunch! The sponge was super moist, a little on the sweeter side but loved the crunchy texture of the toffee as well!We only had a 6 inch cake which was only meant to feed 8-10, but the height of the cake allowed me to cut each slice in half to have double the servings and it was still a good amount with leftovers too! Really a great value. The cake was easily the center piece of the dessert table and we truly didn't want to cut into it because the design was so perfect.Looking forward to the next special event to have a cake especially designed and made by Rachel and team - would definitely recommend! More...

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Tali K.

14 January 2019

Rachel was such a joy to work with. I needed an Art Deco themed cake for 75 people for my mother's birthday. I contacted 8 different bakers asking for quotes. Most of them responded asking for a picture they could recreate and could not quote me otherwise. They would not budge when I said I had no image in mind just something to the theme. When I sent pictures for general style emphasizing I needed something smaller I got ridiculous quotes for an exact copy. Other bakers just never got back to me. Rachel emailed me back a couple days later with bottom line quotes for sheet cake and for tiered. I asked if the sheet cake would still be decorated and she sent me a picture of her previous work. The only snafu came with tasting. It was during the holidays and my email got lost in the fold. She was so apologetic and put the box together in 30 minutes. She didn't charge me the tasting deposit as an apology. The party was yesterday. The cake was beautiful and delicious. Everyone was asking where I got it. More...

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Sima B.

25 December 2018

Jodi of Rachel's Cakes made our groom's and wedding cake in June 2018 (Rachel was out on maternity leave). They turned out so beautiful and were absolutely delicious! We can't wait to eat our cake again when we receive our complimentary one-year anniversary cake : )Jodi was incredibly sweet and easy to work with. There were a couple of times things got lost in communication, but Jodi quickly fixed things and apologized. Jodi worked with me to accomplish the design and look I was going for. My husband was so surprised with his Batman groom's cake!Thanks again Jodi! We really appreciate it! More...

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Ari P.

15 December 2018

Ordered a cake for my son's birthday party on 12/8/2018. I only gave 2 weeks notice and they were able to accommodate me. They responded promptly to my inquiry. I wanted a monkey themed cake to serve approximately 15 people, they gave me two options a 6 inch round cake or an 8 inch. The flavor I chose was s'mores and all the kids loved it, it was a big hit at the party. I will definitely order again in the future! More...

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Kate C.

3 September 2018

Rachel made and designed our wedding cake, and she made the whole process a breeze. We loved getting to know Rachel via the tasting in her shop in Burlingame, and she was very easy to communicate with via email. My husband really liked that Rachel's cake wasn't too sweet, and I loved that everything tasted homemade. It was difficult to decide on flavors, but we ended up going with lemon and mocha, and we heard rave reviews from our guests. I also love that Rachel will gift us a small cake for our first anniversary... very thoughtful, and we will look forward to enjoying it in about a year :) More...

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Kate

3 September 2018

Rachel made and designed our wedding cake, and she made the whole process a breeze. We loved getting to know Rachel via the tasting in her shop in Burlingame, and she was very easy to communicate with via email. My husband really liked that Rachel's cake wasn't too sweet, and I loved that everything tasted homemade. It was difficult to decide on flavors, but we ended up going with lemon and mocha, and we heard rave reviews from our guests. She also made it easy to rent a sweet cake stand that we loved and matched the vibe of our event perfectly.

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Miss Y.

30 August 2018

My daughter's baptism cake was more gorgeous than my wedding cake. These ladies are truly talented in what they do . Beautiful delicious cakes! If you need a cake this is the place to get it !! More...

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Jessica H.

22 August 2018

Rachel's Cakes made the two cakes in the picture for my daughter's first birthday. Everyone loved the cakes and I have been asked 3 times since the party for Rachel's Cakes contact information. Not only were the cakes scrumptious and pretty, but Rachel was wonderful to work with and made everything incredibly easy. We ordered lemonberry and the strawberry flavor. Both were absolutely delicious but the strawberry flavor was certainly the crowd favorite. Delicious!! Thank you Rachel's Cakes for doing such a great job! They were tasty and beautifully done. *Side note: both cakes in the picture were provided by Rachel's Cakes. The cupcakes were purchased separately from a different location. More...

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Lisa T.

22 August 2018

One year later and we have just picked up our complimentary 1 year Anniversary cake from Rachel's Cakes. I was honestly expecting a small little maybe 2 person 1 layer cake. But no, I picked up another top tier and I seriously couldn't believe it! We were so happy because our cake was pretty much devoured at our wedding and then we forgot to freeze the rest of it before we went on our honeymoon. Let me tell you, their cake is delicious. Our favorite has been Rachel's cake it is rich, sweet, decadent, and moist. More...

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Audrey B.

7 August 2018

I ordered my wedding cake and cupcakes from Rachel's Cakes and my fiance and I were very pleased. First, Rachel makes *delicious* cakes and since it's a small shop, she is involved in most of the orders. She works with fresh ingredients and mostly buttercream, which was important to us. I found her site online and liked her artistic and aesthetic style, so we scheduled an appointment. My fiance, his mom and I went in for a complimentary tasting (free if we ordered a cake). She made great recommendations to fit our budget: a small, 3 tier ceremonial cake that fed 25 people and would be fun to cut and look great in photos. And, mini cupcakes in other flavors to fill out the rest of our guests. She let us customize the fillings (and can also customize flavors). Our cake was beautiful - purple with hand painted orchid designs and some live succulents to match the other plants at the wedding. The cake was delivered on time, as ordered and set up at our venue. We saved a piece for our anniversary in the freezer, but I may not be able to wait a full year. Great service and cake, highly recommended!Also: she is a completely nut free shop and kitchen for those with allergies. More...

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Karen Leah

11 July 2018

I was a photographer at a wedding where Rachel's cakes provided the wedding cake and it was probably one of the most beautiful cakes I've ever photographed. The detail on the people, the colors...it was absolutely stunning. More...

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Evelyn Anaya

8 July 2018

The 6 flavors we tasted were all very yummy . I would’ve opted for 3 but the groom frowned upon that! . Rachel is super talented, personable and accommodating! Thanks Rachel for making my vision become a reality on our special day! More...

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Amanda Lum Glenn

23 May 2018

Oh Rachel's Cakes, where do I even begin... Probably at the beginning is a good idea! LOL Not only have I been a customer since the doors opened but have known Rachel since our school days. When it came time to plan our wedding, the decision as to where we were going to get our wedding cake was less of a decision but more a fact of life. You see, I've been dreaming of having a cake of my own done by Rachel for the longest time. Not only are they gorgeous, but sooooo delicious! The additional bonus for us is that their facility is completely a tree-nut and peanut free facility. With several family members who are allergic to nuts, it was important to ensure that all of the foods(including dessert) were safe for everyone to enjoy. Upon seeing our cake for the first time (I actually didn't get to see it until it was brought out for us to cut) I started to tear up... A year before, a dear friend and artist had given us a set of note cards that she created with her original art work on them. A skydiver(that's me) coming into land to see Chewbacca( my betrothed). We had been given permission to use the original artwork design as inspiration for the wedding cake's creation. The cake... It was beyond what I had imagined and the sculpt work done by Jodi was pure perfection. Rachel and Jodi truly brought the artwork to edible life while also incorporating my favorite flower, a very realistic pink jasmine (which is found in most yards where I grew up). We could not have asked for a more beautiful cake that totally encapsulated "us". Thank you for making our special day just that much sweeter! More...

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Jonathan Lum

7 May 2018

Rachel and her crew went above and beyond all expectations. As a huge surprise, what was supposed to be a stencil on the cake, Rachel and her crew created my daughter the bride parachuting in a dress and my son inlaw a wookie as figurines. My son inlaw had to take a knee when he saw their wedding cake, my daughter teared up upon seeing it!!!! An amazing job. THANK YOU Rachel's Cakes!!!!!! More...

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Cynthia B.

19 April 2018

Located in Burlingame, CA.  The cakery is by appointment only. We ordered a small 2  tier naked lemon cake & a vegan naked chocolate cake, strawberry & chocolate cupcakes. Rachel recommended the lemon & strawberry flavors. I haven't tried their cakes before & ordered based on Yelp reviews.Each flavor was absolutely delicious! My guests enjoyed the flavors. My daughter loved the vegan chocolate cake. Yes, I would order from them again! Parking is street & slim. Again, I went off prime shopping time & luckily & quickly found parking. ( I would ding a 1 star for follow up, but the cake flavors were great!). More...

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Mos O.

26 February 2018

Rachel made my daughter's first birthday cake and it stole the show at the party! Everyone raved about how good looking and super delicious the cake was. Actually, I have to place another order so I can share with friends who want a second helping. Do yourself a favor and order the toffee chunk cake!!! More...

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Lisa

10 February 2018

Best.Cake.Ever.!!! Thanks to Rachel's Cakes for the best wedding cake hands down. Everyone at our wedding reception raved about it. We had a hard time choosing which cake, but we loved Rachel's Cake the best which is "Guinness chocolate cake, layered with salted caramel cream cheese and frosted with vanilla buttercream. Drizzled with salted caramel." They handled the cake with care and there were no issues with the delivery. Thank you! More...

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Barbara B.

4 February 2018

We've ordered two different cakes from Rachel so far, and both were beyond expectation. The first was a cake with a family member in miniature - it was spot on, down to the glasses! Everyone absolutely loved it. The second was a black unicorn cake, which was just perfect. The cake is delicious, the service friendly, and the prices reasonable. I wouldn't go anywhere else More...

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Hilary M.

23 January 2018

Rachel's Cakes went beyond my expectations and made me a cake that is exactly what I showed them!!! It is not often that you get an exact duplicate of whatever it is that you want and be 100% satisfied with it... but I am 110% satisfied. It is absolutely gorgeous and I could not have asked for a better birthday cake for my bestfriend. If you have a specific cake you want made, go to them! They will not disappoint!  See video (posted separately) More...

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selena t.

22 January 2018

I have ordered from Rachel's cakes for two recent events. A friend's wedding, where we had jar cakes and a large wedding cake. And a birthday party where we had a unicorn cake and cake pops. Both events the people oohed and awed over how beautiful and tasty the cakes were. In particular, the jar cakes were a real big hit. Honestly, if I could have a real hipster wedding, I'd probably just order a bunch of jar cakes and put them in the shape of a wedding cake. They are so fantastic, and you get all sorts of flavors.The unicorn cake was the pis de resistance of all the birthday event meals. It was gorgeous, tasty, and made my daughter's 4th birthday epic. Some people asked why I would splurge so much on a birthday cake, but when you see the look of how happy and proud she was of the cake (and the fact I cut back in other places at the party), it was worth it.I also wanted to point out something about the frosting. Some reviewers mentioned that the buttercream had a bad taste. I was worried about this, but thought "Well, I don't like frosting anyway, so it won't bother me" But the frosting on all the cakes was great. I wouldn't say I loved it, because I'm not a frosting person, but all the people who ate the cake liked it very much and no one mentioned anything about a weird taste at all. They all just wanted to know where they could get such wonderful cakes as well. More...

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Kristen R.

3 January 2018

We used Rachel's Cakes for our wedding cake and it was absolutely amazing! After sampling several other bakeries we tried Rachel's and the flavors were out of this world! Since we were having three tiers we decided on red velvet, strawberry, and Rachel's which is Guiness chocolate cake and salted caramel frosting (our absolute favorite). We also showed her a picture of the cake we were envisioning and it came out exactly how we pictured it. We loved it and we received so many compliments from all of our guests. I will continue to use Rachel's Cakes as well as recommend them to everyone. Thanks again! More...

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Mary

21 November 2017

Wow! Great cake. Exactly what I asked for. Comments from guests.... “Oh wow, that was the best wedding cake I have ever tasted”....”I am so full - I had to taste all three flavors, they were so good!”. My personal favorite was the toffee chunk, but the chocolate ganache filling on the decadent chocolate was to die for. Thank you, Rachel, so much for coming through for us! More...

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Gina K.

10 October 2017

Rachel made my wedding cake and all I can say is not only did she create the most whimsical and amazing cake of my dreams but she truly delivered with the taste (per usual).Thank you again Rachel - you are absolutely talented and A+++ in the cake business. More...

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Sue P.

28 August 2017

I had to quickly find a cake place to make a Hawaiian cake for my BFF's 50th bday party...I was in a panic. I found Rachel's  Cakes on Yelp and went to her shop and told them what I needed. I didn't have much of a vision...just knew I wanted a digital picture put on it; actually two digital pictures as it was a combined 40th & 50th birthday party. I crossed my fingers that when I picked the cake up that it would be fabulous. Rachel's Cakes did NOT disappoint!! The cake was a HUGE hit!! I got vanilla cake with Mango filling...heaven!! Everyone kept asking me where I got the cake made and I couldn't say "Rachel's Cakes in Burlingame" enough. I will definitely come back to Rachel's Cakes...again & again!! Glad I finally found my 'cake person' as we always have some kind of event going on! More...

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George M.

16 August 2017

I recently ordered a cake for my big birthday. Rachel's Cakes delivered (literally and figuratively). I worked with master cake maker, Jodi. She spent an incredible amount time with me to create the cake that captured "me." We texted back and forth with ideas and suggestions. It was very clear from the start that Jodi cared about creating the perfect cake. And she did! It was not only beautiful, but it was delicious! I highly recommend Rachel's Cakes for your special cake! More...

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C T.

8 August 2017

Amazing! I was helping plan my mom's wedding from out of state. I looked at about 10 different places to order the cake. It was fairly short notice (about 3 weeks) and I didn't want to pay an absurd amount of money for a wedding of about 30 people. I decided on Rachel's solely on the great reviews they had. I gave them a call and explain I was out of state and what I was looking for. The lady was very friendly and helpful. I paid for a sample box over the phone ($25 for six flavors) so my sister & mom could try out the different flavors. The next morning they had the box ready for my sister.My mom & her husband ultimately decided on Rachel's cake which was a chocolate cake with salted caramel and a vanilla butter cream. I gave them a call and finalized my order and paid over the phone. Again, they were so nice!Come wedding day, they delivered right on time & put in fresh flowers that we provided beautifully. Every single person commented on how beautiful the cake was. We had about 10 guests come up to us and ask where we got the cake from because they loved it so much. I would definitely recommend them to any of my friends and will be ordering from them again. More...

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Rekha S.

24 June 2017

I did a bit of research before deciding on Rachel's cakes for my friend's baby shower. I wanted a custom cake and wanted someone who could do justice to the design at a reasonable price. I am so glad I found Rachel's. The cake was so perfect. It was exactly like the picture I had showed. Rachel did not miss even the nitty gritty details on the picture. The cake also tasted absolutely delicious!! I had picked the flavor 'Rachel's cake' which is chocolate drizzled with salted caramel. Wov, it was so yummy. The cake was a super hit. Thank you so much Rachel and Melissa!! More...

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Pookie L.

12 June 2017

Rachel has top customer service. I needed gluten free cake pops and Rachel delivered a dozen cute ones with only 1 week notice. I ordered another dozen of regular cake pops and my guests could not tell which ones were gluten free. I gave ideas to Rachel on the ideas and the color scheme I wanted (some golden state warriors colors, some cookies & cream colors, some girly colors...) and she just designed them. Products turned out great. Thank you Rachel! More...

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Lesley T.

30 May 2017

An update from our review last year. We ordered a wedding cake from Rachel for our wedding in April 2016. She had said she would make us an anniversary cake if we chose not to save the top tier of our cake (which we weren't going to do anyway). We contacted her about a week before our anniversary, and she made us a cake from one of our original tiers (guiness chocolate with the salted caramel filling). When we went to pick it up, we were completey blown away. She had made a 4 layer cake (about 7" round) and beautifully decorated it with buttercream succulents on top, and a marshmallow fondant sign with "Happy Anniversary" on it. This was much much more than we expected, and it was so friggin delicious (as delicious as I remember it). To be honest, it was too much cake for us. We couldn't get through the entire thing before it started to dry out, and so we had to sadly admit defeat.Rachel - thank you so much for the beautiful cakes and wondershul service. We recommend you to everyone we know looking for a cake, and you have a customer for life! More...

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Kat Z.

29 May 2017

Rachel was the baker for our wedding cake and she did a fantastic job on our wedding cake that exceeded our expectations and received many complements from our guests!  We had a vision for our cake which combined the design from two cakes and Rachel was able to combine them beautifully and send a us a sketch before hand so we knew everything will be just beautiful. The flavors of her cakes are unique and very delicious. More...

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Sarah C.

18 May 2017

Since moving to the Bay Area a year ago, I've been going to Rachel's Cakes for all my bakery needs! They are simply a pleasure to work with, and I've had some detailed requests! The final product not only has exceeded my expectations in design/detail but in flavor as well. My most recent request was a Jack Skellington cake for my son's 6th birthday. The cake was amazing and exactly what I wanted. My son thought it was the "coolest" thing ever and we received many compliments on it at the party! =)I will continue to use Rachel's Cakes in the future and would highly recommend them! More...

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Nona M.

13 May 2017

Rachel and her staff will bring your party theme to life with their delicious and beautiful creations. I've ordered from Rachel on three separate birthday occasions and each time was better than the last! She is a true artist and makes beautiful custom cakes, along with so many other goodies. Her staff is also incredibly attentive and friendly. We are so grateful to have found this peninsula gem and will be ordering from them for all our events. Thank you Rachel's Cakes!!!! More...

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Sandra H.

10 April 2017

This review won't do justice on how awesome Rachel was through the whole process of me buying a cake for my baby shower. I was totally clueless and price for the amount of people I was expecting to come! She guided me through her ideas after I sent her the photo of a little baby topper I loved and she did it exactly how I imagined. I can't recommend her enough as she was super helpful and insightful and knew this business inside out. She even called ahead to make sure we were still using the same venue since it was unfortunately raining outside and were at a park. Really great costumer service!!! More...

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Joyce P.

3 March 2017

Rachael is awesome!!! Not only she's in to detailOf her fabulous cakes, but they taste sooooooo delicious!!! Super fluffy, moist and sweet! I'm in favor of her tiramisu cake:) More...

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User7802494

19 February 2017

Picking our cake was the easiest and most enjoyable part of planning our wedding! We'd heard of Rachel's Cakes through a friend (who had the most delicious cake at her wedding), who had herself heard about Rachel's Cakes through a coworker (who had delicious cake at her child's bar mitzvah!). We did two tastings and thought all of the cakes we tried were moist and flavorful. We got really positive reviews from our guests, and can't wait until the 1 year mark when Rachel will make us a small cake to enjoy! (Also, against everyone's advice, we kept the top tier of our cake and ate it at 6 mo. - it was still just a good as the day of our wedding). My brother will be using Rachel's Cakes at his wedding this May. We cannot recommend more highly! More...

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Gina H.

6 February 2017

Super easy to order and they made the cake exactly how I requested it and we got the mocha flavored cake. It was delicious and everyone loved it!!! Thank you for being part of making my fiancés 40th birthday extra special!! I will definitely be using you again for future parties. More...

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Dora A.

4 February 2017

They were so helpful and gave us many options with our budget. The cake came out sooo good and beautiful and the taste was impeccable. I would recommend doing the taste box before ordering. It was delicious and my niece loved the cake her auntie got her More...

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J. P.

23 January 2017

I ordered 2 cakes here last minute and was so happy they were able to accommodate me. Pick was nice and fast and the cakes looked awesome. I got the Mexican Blackout cake which tasted just like the Mexican chocolate and was soooooo good and I also bought a Toffee Chunk cake which was also delicious. The prices were good. I will definitely be ordering from here again. More...

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Mandy L.

22 January 2017

Thank you, Rachel and her team to make my friend's bridal shower even better.  When I arrived at the shop yesterday morning for the cake, I noticed they had misspelled bride's future last name.  They were happy to fix it right then and there.  Everyone loved the cake.  Everyone was asking where I got the cake from.  Rachel, I think you are about to get very busy :) More...

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Daniella S.

16 January 2017

I'm pregnant and I ordered a gender reveal cake via email. I sent them pictures of what I wanted.It supposed to have boy or girl on top of the cake and polka dots all over. The cake was coconut and filling inside would be either pink or blue.I went to go pick up the cake at 4pm and there was a lot of confusion with the cake and it wasn't finished.I left and came back and it wasn't done. She offered to deliver it for free, she came to my house around 5:20 and also gave us free cake pops.In the end the cake was done without polka dots and my hormones made me cry bc of the confusion, but that's okay. It still looked great and it was super delicious. More...

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Jojo L.

7 December 2016

Ordered custom cake pops here for a baby shower and they were SOOOO beautiful and delicious. Everyone kept raving about how adorable they were. They also came wrapped up in the cutest box. I would definitely order from here again when hosting showers or other events! More...

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Janice C.

3 November 2016

Rachel did my sister's wedding cake, and I could not have been happier! Since I played Wedding Planner/Coordinator & MOH, I gave Rachel a few inspiration photos and voila, Rachel delivered the cake on time & on point!!! It turned out even more beatiful than the inspiration photos I gave her. Throughout the process, Rachel provided a complimentary tasting box that had me debating for a while on which delicious flavor to go with, and we went with the "sweet as strawberry" flavor since we had most of our guests come from Korea. I provided the fresh flowers when she came day-of  and I gave Rachel free-reign to decorate the cake since I was so busy running around, and she really delivered!! I highly highly recommend! She was so amazing :). Would go back to her in a heartbeat! More...

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Angela Molini

27 October 2016

Absolutely amazing all around!! Two years after my wedding I still think about how awesome our cake was and how it was one of the best, most memorable parts of the wedding that truly encompassed who we are as a couple. ��� Also the other goodies are drool-worthy as well!!! ��� More...

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Curtis W.

24 October 2016

I can't give enough praise for Rachel and her team in creating a stunning birthday cake for our son's first birthday.The consultation and tasting was efficient and she gave us a wonderful experience and she lent her creativity to offer different visions based on various budget price points. Her cake variety was impressive and we decided on chocolate with salted caramel on one layer and chocolate with mocha on the other. Also we ordered cake pops (which were a hit) and cupcakes that were simple and pretty.I wasn't used to eating such a dense rich piece of multi layer cake (4 layers), I had to have multiple glasses of milk. It was very decadent.On the decorative front she hit it out of the ballpark. The Sesame Street characters looked like they were pulled right out of the show. The accuracy was impeccable. Cookie Monster, big bird, Oscar, Elmo and Burt and Ernie were amazing. I even saw a mini sized rubber ducky. It was the centerpiece of the party and was the most photographed piece at the party.I can't recommend her more, and I wish her and her staff continued success. More...

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Nishant S.

23 October 2016

This review is late by an year, but I have do it. We ordered a gender reveal cake (just 7 days before the party) . We shared a picture of a very cute gender reveal cake with Rachel via mail.  It was beautifully done. Perfect to the T. And it was the most delicious cake. Highly recommended! More...

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Aaryn

27 September 2016

Loved our cake and the service! Wonderful friendly people would recommend them to anyone

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Janet C.

25 September 2016

Had an amazing Harry Potter cake decorating birthday party for my daughter. Rachel hosted such a great party that was skill appropriate for my 10 yo.  The cakes looked and tasted delicious and I would definitely recommend this to others!! So much fun. And safe for nut allergic kids. More...

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G B.

19 September 2016

Best Cake we ever had!  Ordered based on great recommendations from friends. Was not disappointed when we had a large Birthday Party and had a great event.... And the best part of the night was the cake!  Everyone asked who made it and how they could get one....  Thank you Rachel.  Easily found you on line and you offered incredible customer service, even when I changed the pick up date and time. Can't thank you enough!  We will order again for our next big event. More...

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Alicia Powers Herrera

11 September 2016

Rachel made an amaziling beautiful and absolutely delicious cake for my husbands 50th birthday. I gave her a picture of what I wanted and she executed it to perfection!!!!

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Tara Growney

7 August 2016

That was, by far, the best cinnamon roll I've ever had in my life. Normally they're too sweet and I have to scrape the icing off. This cream cheese frosting was delicious. That was incredible. Thanks Rachel!!!! More...

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Baylee R.

2 August 2016

Rachel makes AMAZING cakes. I really wanted a delicious cake for the wedding. My husband and I both really enjoy sweets and the cake was really important to us. I wanted a simple but beautiful look (which Rachel delivered) and an AMAZING taste (also delivered). We had two different flavors - Smores and Toffee. Both were fantastic and we received many compliments! Rachel was also very professional and we ran into no issues throughout the process. She has reasonable prices, amazing flavors, and is very professional - we couldn't be happier with our choice! More...

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Stacie J.

21 July 2016

I used Rachel's Cakes for my recent wedding and I am so happy I chose them! The experience was fantastic from the tasting to the leftover cake that we finished off within a week of the wedding. During the tasting, it was very clear Rachel wanted us to know our options and to design the exact cake we wanted. Our guests raved about the cake so much that many were having a second slice so they could try both of the flavors we chose! If I lived closer, I would be in this bakery all the time. So good! More...

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Cesia V.

5 July 2016

Beautiful and delicious wedding cake. Received tons of compliments.

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Azine S.

30 June 2016

We had our wedding cake by her. She did the same thing I had asked for. Her cakes are very yummy. We did strawberry  & banana. My Husband loved it. The tasting is a lot of fun too and she really puts time to listen to you. More...

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Christina C.

9 June 2016

I showed them a picture of what I wanted and added a few customizations and they made it exactly as I asked for. Couldn't be happier. The boyfriend was very pleased! Thank you Rachel's Cakes! Very friendly and responsive! More...

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Erin S.

9 June 2016

I ordered cookies for an event and Rachel was so accommodating and even modified the size of the cookies. All the flavors were so yummy... And a great value. The service was top notch.. So glad I found this gem in Burlingame! More...

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Leslie T.

25 May 2016

Rachel recently created the most beautiful cake for our wedding.  From start to finish, Rachel was professional and easy to work with.  We did not live in the area at the time of planning our wedding and found it difficult to make appointments to taste at many of the bakeries in the area.  Rachel was busy during the time we were in town as well, but offered to give us a to-go sampler (something that no other bakery gave us the option to do).  We communicated by e-mail and I was able to send her ideas of things I liked.  When we were able to meet in person, she answered many of my questions before I asked them and made the whole process easy. We received many compliments on the cake.  It was delicious.  Thank you, Rachel! More...

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Cammie J.

25 May 2016

Again my cake was amazing and I was blown away! The design was absolutely stunning. Thank you so much Rachel for making my 18th birthday cake a dream come true!

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Marcia C.

3 May 2016

Planning a Northern California wedding from Philadelphia had its challenges, especially when it came to picking the right vendors. After meeting with Rachel at her bakery for a cake tasting we knew she would have the perfect touch on her quality product. Communicating with Rachel was easy and she was willing and able to accommodate our desire for almond flavor despite being a nut free bakery. After our wedding this past weekend, I couldn't believe how beautiful and delicious our cake came out. Rachel nailed the "naked" cake look, perfectly placed some roses from the garden I requested be on the cake, and the custom made tree stump cake stand is a keepsake we'll cherish. Rachel is as sweet as her cakes - would hire her again if I could! More...

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Kim T.

22 April 2016

She made our wedding cake testing painless and full of delicious, tasty cakes. Very helpful and pleasant to work with.We had a small intimate wedding and the small 2 tier was enough for our reception of 16! We went with the strawberry shortcake and Rachel's cake (which is now both my husbands and my favorite with Rachel's house made toffee added on. Can you say drool! We will definitely be ordering our future cakes with Rachel, no question about it! More...

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Christy Z.

19 April 2016

Just gave Rachel a call since my beautiful co-worker is leaving early for her maternity leave and she was the easiest, professional, helpful baker I've ever had the pleasure of working with.   Not only did she know and tell me that when I originally wanted to order a 10" to feed 25 people that it would be way too much cake but an 8" would be perfect amount.  I found a picture of a cake off her website and wanted to do something similar to it she knew right away which cake I was thinking of and said that she could have it ready for me before my desired time.  Will definitely be going back time and time again. More...

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Lesley

19 April 2016

We loved loved loved our wedding cake from Rachel's Cakes!

Rachel was a breeze to work with - first when we scheduled a cake tasting (easily the best part about wedding planning!) and she had six delicious types of cakes for us to try. When we contacted her afterwards to ask about changes to one of the flavors, she mocked up three different types (all the same cake with three different types of filling for us to try) and all we had to do was drop by and pick it up. We then booked her for our wedding, and she immediately sent us a handful of mockups to take a look at, and offered to look at pinterest pages, etc to get an idea of cake decorations we would like.

We booked her about 6 months prior to our wedding, and a few weeks ahead of time she sent us a mockup, and we told her we just wanted it to look nice! And she completely delivered!

We had so many compliments on our cake (three flavors - Guinness Chocolate with a Salted Caramel cream cheese filling, a yellow cake with strawberry compote and american buttercream filling, and banana cake with a cream cheese filling, all covered in plain buttercream), and a couple of our friends said that this was the first wedding cake they had where they'd want to order it outside of a wedding.

We got a three tiered cake that would feed about 70 people for $320, which is pretty reasonable based on what we researched at other places. She also delivered and set up the cake at our wedding site. We had about 60 people attend the wedding, so oh shucks we've been eating leftover cake for the past week! Also - instead of you saving the top tier of your cake for a year in the freezer, Rachel will make a small anniversary cake for you at your 1-year anniversary.
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Bharat G.

3 April 2016

Rachel made a fantastic cake for my four year olds birthday party. The theme was super hero cake so one half had Batman with Gotham city on the base of the cake, the other half had Spider-Man and his webs. The cake was a show stopper... Everyone wanted to know where it was from. Rachel is super and everything was handled very professionally. I highly recommend this. More...

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Virginia S.

18 March 2016

Tried Rachel's cinnamon buns today. Absolutely fantastic! The bun, which was huge, had a yummy cinnamon coating on the fresh baked dough. The bun is frosted with a wonderful frosting. I asked for a bun without too much frosting, fearing it would overpower the bun. But after tasting the frosting, I wished I had gotten one with more frosting. The frosting was very light and creamy without too much sweetness. It made a wonderful lunch!! More...

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Sheena B.

27 February 2016

I ordered two cakes for a joint father/daughter birthday celebration, and I couldn't be more pleased. I didn't have a specific idea of what I wanted, so it was helpful to have one of the ladies walk me through a couple of ideas. I went with their signature rustic chocolate and sea salt caramel cake (I think it was called Rachel's Special) for my husband and a smaller cookies n' cream cake for my two-year old daughter. Both were so yummy and such a hit; everybody asked where I purchased them. I would definitely order from Rachel's Cakes for future events. More...

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Doug S.

25 February 2016

I went to Rachel's Cakes on a friends recommendation. He said it was the best. I needed a cake for my girlfriends birthday. There are many wonderful options and everything looks delicious. Based on my gals tastes, I picked a white cake with buttercream frosting. They offered a multitude of colors to choose from for the frosting. It was ready as promised and looked very beautiful. So, we had it and the cake was amazing!! Not only did my girlfriend love it but she still swears it was the BEST cake she's ever had anywhere, and I agree. If you want the best darn cake you'll ever have in your life, go to Rachel's Cakes! More...

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Deepika S.

20 February 2016

Rachel did an amazing job on the cake. It was the perfect centerpiece for the party. The chocolate cake with the strawberry filling was moist and delicious. Her beautiful personality truly reflected on the cake. Thanks Rachel. More...

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Karen V.

20 February 2016

Thank you Rachel for having a nut-free establishment to order cakes and other wonderful treats; we absolutely love supporting your small local business!  Since discovering Rachel's Cakes I have ordered several cakes and my peanut/cashew/pistachio allergic DD has been over joyed to be able to safely consume a cake while also enjoying cake pops, marshmallow pops, cake jars and cookies that are often available in the storefront.  In addition, I do have a gluten sensitivity and LOVE that Rachel also has GF cake options that are so DELICIOUS!!  When I get GF cakes, guests can NEVER tell it's GF and comment on how yummy the cake is thus I have happily recommended Rachel's to friends and on several food allergy groups. More...

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Veronica B.

20 January 2016

I have purchased two cakes from Rachel's cakes and they were both beautiful, delicious and amazing. The prizes are great too!! I will definitely be purchasing more from her. More...

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S S.

14 January 2016

I found Rachel's Cakes on Yelp and I am so glad that I did! I was looking for a cake for my daughter's 2nd birthday party and was not having any luck finding a simple but beautiful and reasonably priced cake. I contacted Rachel the week before the party and she agreed to make the exact cake I wanted, at an incredibly reasonable price, and on a day when her bakery was technically closed. What amazing service! I had purchased a cake topper so dropped that off a few days prior and Rachel designed around it. I could not have been more pleased with the look of the cake! It was perfect. And I got lots of feedback about now delicious the cake was as well. Rachel will definitely be my go-to for cakes in the future. Thanks Rachel!!! More...

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Kim Azuras

27 December 2015

She made our wedding cake testing painless and full of delicious, tasty cakes. Very helpful and pleasant to work with.

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Trisha Q.

12 November 2015

I picked up a few cake jars for my anniversary dessert. I pre-ordered red velvet and saw some other interesting jars in the display case so I added onto my order. The red velvet and chocolate salted carmel are DELISH. The cake was moist and the frosting was not overly sweet, just how my babe and I like it!  The place is super cute and their flavors sound great. Can't wait to try other stuff. More...

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Gregg D.

4 November 2015

Whatcha got here is a world class pastry chef, trained in France as well as U.S., in a hole in the wall. The cake in a mason jar is delicious, regardless of the flavor.   I'm not sure of the price range, because catered events are a lot different than retail over the counter.  If you want something creative, or exquisite, this is the place to custom order it.  If you have an event, compare them to any other established caterer.  I'm saying the dessert should come from Rachel. More...

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Glynis D.

20 August 2015

I worked with Arlene to design my wedding cake!  First of all, we had a cake tasting which was to die for!  Then she helped design my "rockabilly" amazing cake!  My cake was way better than I could imagine!  I would use them for ANY cake for the future!  The tastes are amazing and the look is a piece of art!  Thank you Arlene! More...

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Michelle S.

20 August 2015

I can't recommend Rachel's cakes enough!!! I called with a last minute request for a custom going away cake for some friends of ours. I also just had my first baby 17 days ago and Rachel was SO accommodating. I was able to place my order and explain what I wanted to her over the phone, send a picture of the cake idea I wanted implemented, and she also helped me choose a DELICIOUS flavor. The cake came out absolutely perfectly, and the TASTE was phenomenal. We got the famous "Aunt Mouse is as Sweet as a Strawberry" and truly it was the best tasting cake I have had... maybe ever!! Rachel uses fresh strawberry compote, cream cheese frosting and vanilla butter cream and it was out of this world. And when I came to pick up the cake with a newborn in the car Rachel happily brought the cake out to my car for me. Such great service, top quality cakes and flavors! Can't WAIT to try more from Rachel's Cakes- I won't be ordering our future cakes from anywhere else! Thanks Rachel! More...

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Reviewer B.

19 August 2015

I ordered a cake for my daughter's Chritstening.  It turned out exactly like what i wanted and tasted great!  Rachel was responsive and responded to e-mails quickly with info and pricing.would order again...

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Amanda H.

4 August 2015

Rachel's Cakes was the vendor for our wedding cake. My husband and I were so happy with how our cake turned out.. It was exactly what we wanted. We worked mostly with Arlene, who was very helpful and accommodating. My husband and I did a free tasting with her for our consultation. All the cakes at Rachel's Cakes are delicious, but we ended up going with the vanilla, red velvet, and the vanilla with strawberry filling. I will definitely be coming back here in the future for special occasion cakes! More...

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Betsy Squair Richanbach

2 August 2015

Rachel's cakes are creative, beautiful, and delicious! Our GF Anniversary cake perfect and it tasted so good! Yummy!

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Sally L.

27 July 2015

Rachel's Cakes was great to work with and they made a beautiful wedding cake that tasted great. I would highly recommend them.My communications with Arlene leading up to the wedding were great. When my fiance and I wanted to try a few more tasting, she set up a second mini tasting for us. The sketch of the cake perfectly captured what I had in my head and the actual cake resembled it exactly.The end result was a beautiful cake. Several friends commented on how great the cake was and I even had one friend who was married recently tell me how much better my cake was than her cake. More...

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Kristin Z.

14 July 2015

I love Rachel's Cakes! I did my wedding cake tasting with Arlene and it was amazing. She supplied my mom and I with 5 different cakes (huge slices too) and they were beautifully displayed. I decided to go with Rachel's Cakes for my wedding and am getting 3 cakes (all rustic) and cake pops. The price was great too! I'm so excited! More...

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Julie Warrenfeltz Zubiate

1 July 2015

Our whole family agreed... Best. Cake. Ever. We had the Katie's Gone Bananas cake with Coconut on top. Yum!!!

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Sally

23 June 2015

Rachel's Cakes was great to work with and they made a beautiful cake that tasted great. I would highly recommend them.

My communications with Arlene leading up to the wedding were great. When my fiance and I wanted to try a few more tasting, she set up a second mini tasting for us. The sketch of the cake perfectly captured what I had in my head and the actual cake resembled it exactly.

The end result was a beautiful cake. Several friends commented on how great the cake was and I even had one friend who was married recently tell me how much better my cake was than her cake.
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Teresaa Damian

4 June 2015

I loved the vanilla cake ✨ miss you guys !

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Kat W.

2 May 2015

We ordered the Rachel's Cake for a birthday and it was fabulous. The salted caramel is not too sweet and has a wonderful salty sweet crunchy balance. The cake overall is not too sweet and for the quality of cake, ingredients, flavor, and nice service, Rachel's Cakes are inexpensive! I will definitely be going back. Also, they have other goodies aside from cakes and I've had their salted chocolate chip cookies, which were delicious and fresh out of the oven (seriously, they were between warm and hot) and they were delish. More...

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DV K.

3 April 2015

I ordered a cake for my daughter's 18th birthday and got the Mom's cake and told them I wanted a Paris theme but really left it up to them  on the design.  What we got was a beautiful tall round pink cake with an elaborate Eiffel Tower design on the top with silver sprinkles around the edge.  All of her friends kept asking where the cake was from.  I can't wait to order my next cake from Rachel's! More...

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Leslie L.

31 March 2015

I recently ordered a cake for my husbands 60th birthday.  I couldn't have been happier with it, not only was it gorgeous, it was so tasty!  It was the chocolate cake with salted caramel.  Out of this world! Everyone gave it rave reviews.  They also have items for sale, such as candles, cake stands and napkins in case you need any of these items for last minute!  I bought a cake stand that went beautifully with the cake!  I will definitely order from Rachel's Cakes again! More...

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annalisa n.

27 March 2015

Rachel and Arlene at Rachel's cakes are just the greatest. What a fun pair to work with, not to mention all the delicious goodies they make! I think I've tried literally everything they make there, with the exception of the new pie-in-jars! I get all my birthday cakes there, as well as holiday treats for loved ones.  The cakes are always so creatively and artistically decorated. The toffee cake is a favorite, as well as the coconut, and last year Rachel made an incredible Tres Leches cake for my birthday. The cake in a jar and cake pops are always a fun treat for the office. If you haven't stopped by and checked out Rachel's Cakes, you're missing out! More...

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Dallas W.

26 March 2015

I had the pleasure of trying one of Rachel's Cake's Pies in a Jar and let me tell you that this strawberry jar pie was unlike any I've ever tasted! I hadn't had a pie in a jar before so I didn't know what to expect. The strawberries were fresh, the crust was moist and substantial, and the serving size was perfect. It felt like there was a whole slice in there!Additionally, on Valentine's Day I was given their cookie and rice krispie treat gift package. What a treat! Everything was fresh and moist, the cookies were HUGE and delicious, and the rice krispie treats beat homemade rice krispie treats HANDS DOWN.All-in-all, not just cakes at Rachel's Cakes! All sorts of fantastically sweet delicacies! I'd recommend them to anyone in the area! More...

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Lisa W.

24 March 2015

Rachel and her team of expert bakers are a complete joy. I am fundraising for Avon39: The Walk Against Breast Cancer and recently held a Bakesale in downtown San Francisco. Rachel gracious donated 48 beautiful pastel pink cake pops to help the cause and we couldn't keep our young customers away from them! We got to try four flavors: vanilla, coconut, chocolate, and cookies and cream. Team Wilson is so incredibly grateful for the donation and the tourists of Fisherman's Wharf loved them. Thank you, Rachel's Cakes team for the hard work and generosity! More...

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Nick H.

24 March 2015

I'm absolutely blown away by this shop. The custom cakes and treats are nothing short of works of art. The attention to detail is only rivaled by the taste. Rachel, and crew, are very kind and helpful. But my favorite thing about this shop is all the little treats they make, when you need to cure that sweet tooth on the go. They have so many amazing snacks and treats, I'm never let down, and they always have something new baking in there. It's a MUST when in Burlingame. More...

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Alicia S.

24 March 2015

This is a great place to get all kinds of cakes and cake pops! Rachel and Arlene are super creative and really make customers happy. I pick up cake pops for my students at the end of the year and they absolutely love them.  This is my go-to place for cake, cake pops, creative styles of cakes and flavors, and excellent customer service. It feels like you are home when you come here. More...

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Shelley V.

23 March 2015

Rachel and Arlene are simply the best! We've been getting birthday cakes from them for a while now so when my husband and I got engaged we knew exactly where we were going to go for our wedding cake. Not only was the design process seamless and literally the least stressful part of the wedding process, but our wedding cake (and surprise grooms cake) turned out spectacular, and more importantly delicious! Our guests are still talking about our cakes 4 months later.  (As a reference the flavors we had were Shelley's 24 Carrot Cake, Vanilla Salted Caramel, and Natasha's Dark Chocolate Cake)  If you're looking for a simple cake or something totally custom and elaborate, Rachel's Cakes is the place you want to go. More...

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A W.

23 March 2015

Great cakes, the friendliest owner and staff, perfect location! It's an absolute delight to order tasty cakes and cake pops for any occasion, I just wish there were more birthdays and celebrations so that I could order more!!! Nothing beats Rachel's Cakes!!!

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Jake M.

23 March 2015

Had an amazing experience at Rachel's Cakes. Great customer service and delicious food. Those cake pops are off the chain! I will definitely return.

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Lauren J.

23 March 2015

Rachel's Cakes is the best!! Such great staff who work with you to design your dream cake. Their cake pops are amazing and I keep coming back for the lemon jar cakes! Highly recommend for weddings, parties and hostess gifts. Definitely the best cake that you'll find anywhere in the Bay Area!! More...

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Stephen S.

17 March 2015

Rachel's cakes did an amazing job with our wedding cake. They pulled it together on short notice, helped with the design and type and delivered on time as promised. Our guests raved about the cake, some having 4 pieces. The cost was reasonable and the end result was perfection! Thank you again Rachel More...

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Angela Ugaitafa-Patea

13 February 2015

We have ordered cake pops from here for my wedding and grandparents anniversary party and they're amazing! Not only are they delicious but they were exactly what we wanted! The staff is great as well :) We are definitely coming back for our upcoming parties and already in the process of setting up another order! More...

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Christina F.

3 February 2015

I've used Rachel for my son's birthday cakes for three years going now.  I keep going back to her because her decorating skills are fantastic, and the cakes taste great!  I usually give her a general theme, and leave the details up to her, and she always overdelivers for my budget.  She has lots of flavors to choose from, and I've done red velvet, banana, and white cakes with different frostings and have never been disappointed.  Supermarket and Costco cakes tend to be overly sweet, and these taste like real ingredients.  Now that she has a brick and mortar shop, it's exciting to know I can swing by for some cake slices and treats for a little piece of heaven on the way home from shopping! More...

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Antionette Reed-Taylor

24 January 2015

Rachel the cake was the talk of the party!!!!! my husband loved it.!!!!!! My family and friends can't stop talking about it.... Thank u will be seeing you soon. More...

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Cindy W.

20 January 2015

Got the chance to meet proprietor Rachel today and try her slice of the month coconut cream cake ($5). 4 layers of cake with lemon curd and coconut shreds ribboned between in butter cream frosting. Moist, sweet but not overly so, nice little citrus flavor from the curd and texture from the coconut. More a place to order cakes for parties. An 8" round runs about $35. I'll definitely be back for an order or slice or both. More...

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29 December 2014

My husband and I ordered our gender reveal cake from Rachel's last week for pick up on Christmas Eve. Considering we only gave them a couple days notice during the busy holiday season, they were very accommodating. We gave them the envelope that had the sex of the baby (my husband and I had not opened it) and the flavor of the cake we wanted. They had already made gender reveal cakes before, so they knew what they needed to do. We went with Natasha's Dark Chocolate Cake. Since the standard inside frosting on that cake is chocolate and therefore not able to change color, Rachel suggested that we have a buttercream frosting in the very center so that they could dye it blue or pink. She also asked what kind of decoration or message we would like on the top of the cake. Since I had not really thought about it, I hastily came up with something. She could sense my hesitation, so she assured me that if I came up with something else I liked I could email or call them and let them know to change the message, as long as it was before the morning of the pickup. I eventually did come up with something I liked better and I emailed them the next day and she confirmed the change right away.My husband was able to pick up the cake on Christmas Eve very easily and we brought it to our family party on Christmas Day. The cake itself was quite beautiful. I thought the outside frosting would be similar to the pictures on their website (chocolate), but they went with a white buttercream, which I thought was brilliant. The edges of the cake were so clean and precise; I was very impressed since I am familiar with cake decoration and know how hard it can be to get those edges. The writing was perfect. Such a lovely lovely cake. When it finally came time to cut into the cake, everyone was excited to see how it would turn out. I cut out a nice big slice, and slowly lifted it out....and it was blue! Once the excitement of the gender reveal had calmed down a little bit, it came time to slice up the cake for everyone to enjoy. Everyone said that the cake was moist and delicious. Of course my husband and I also had some, and we definitely agree! We are so happy that we decided to go with Rachel's for our gender reveal. They executed everything flawlessly. They also returned the piece of paper we had given them when we placed our order so we could verify that it indeed said it's a boy. The price for the cake was very reasonable and it served a lot of people. I will definitely go back to Rachel's for future cake orders. More...

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Ashley George

25 December 2014

The cake Rachel made for our Engagement Party was the most delicious cake I've ever had! It's now Christmas Eve and we ordered a cake for tomorrow... I cannot wait to eat it!!! YUM!!! More...

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Shelley

8 December 2014

Rachel and Arlene created the wedding cake of our dreams. They were an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. I wasn't quite sure how I wanted our cake to look other than "rustic romance", and Arlene nailed it with the first sketch she presented. The hardest part of this whole process was choosing what flavors to have! My husband and I are die hard Rachel's cake fans so we went with a layer of his favorite (vanilla salted caramel), a layer of my favorite (Shelley's 24-carat cake) and a layer of Natasha's chocolate cake. Our guests said it was some of the best cake they've ever had, especially at a wedding.

On another note, I wanted to surprise my husband with a grooms cake. He lives and breaths firefighting so I wanted the cake to reflect his passion as a firefighter. The cake turned out beyond anything I could've imagined. My husband was floored, the guests were in awe, and the cake was delicious!

I recommend Rachel's cakes to everyone I know for every occasion. From wedding cakes, to birthday cakes, to cake pops, to Jar cakes, Rachel's Cakes is our go-to for all things cake!
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Emmalouise B.

2 November 2014

This Bakery has been open a little over year now and I'm quite honestly surprised I didn't find out about it sooner. It's not in the main part of Burlingame but slightly further out on the bust California Drive so it's not that easy to spot unless you're looking for it. Parking is also a little tricky as it's all street parking.That aside the place is cute with a small selection of items each day. I think the majority of the business here is special order so don't expect a huge variety if you come to the store.What drew me here was the Cake in a Jar (yelp.com/biz_photos/rach…), I'm all for cute presentation and at $6 each they're a very reasonable price as the jars contain a lot of cake (2 servings). I had the Cookies and Cream which was moist and not too sweet with just the right amount of frosting. There is also a Check in offer for a free Cake Pop where I got the Red Velvet (yelp.com/biz_photos/rach…) A little sticky for my liking but the flavor was all there. The Lady serving I think was actually Rachel herself and very sweet, she explained to me that if I recycle the jar (bring it back) I get $1 off of another Cake in a Jar. Score! I don't make it to Burlingame often these days but when I do i'll be sure to stop by. Cake Pop - $2Cake in a jar - $6. More...

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Ashley

23 October 2014

Rachel was easy to work with, professional, and overall my experience with her services were excellent. From the cake tasting to the cake delivery Rachel worked around my very busy schedule, she tailored a cake that not only matched the design I wanted but also fit into my budget, and she made us a replica cake for our anniversary which she delivered directly to me.

If you are looking for someone easy to work with, who takes the time really listen to what you want, and will work with your availability, Rachel is your girl.

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Abby

18 October 2014

Rachel's Cakes was WONDERFUL. Our wedding cake was beyond beautiful and Arlene captured our personalities and over all wedding theme beautifully in the design. I would have to say the cake was one of our favorite things about our wedding. Our guests raved about the delicious flavors too! I highly recommend Rachel's Cakes for any event :) More...

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Michelle M.

15 October 2014

Me and my boyfriend came in here to order a birthday cake and Arlene helped us.  She was wonderful, described the different fillings and which icing would go best with it.  We also tried two cake pops and they were by far the best we had.  The cake was wonderful, very pretty and moist More...

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Mia H.

15 October 2014

I have been a long time fan of Rachel's work for the past 10 years.  Any time I have an event where a cake could be needed, I know Rachel will never disappoint!  This past September, Rachel and Arlene created the most beautiful, elegant, and delicious cake for our wedding.  They made my dream cake come true, and exceeded our expectations!  Not only that, but we also used Rachel's Cakes cake pops as our favors!  They were such a hit, not one cake pop was left behind at the wedding!  Rachel and Arlene are so great to work with.  They gave us such a thorough consultation on what our cake would look like, and answered any questions we had.  Rachel's Cakes provides the best cakes and treats around, with the friendliest staff! More...

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Anastasiya

11 October 2014

Perfect. We still get compliments about our wedding cake 2+ years after our reception!

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Priscilla

11 October 2014

Our cake was gorgeous, fun to make with Rachel and her team, and totally delicious. Thanks Rachel's Cakes!

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Tracy Howell

10 September 2014

Very nice work!!!!

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Reina A.

10 August 2014

The best cakes I've ever had! I first seen and tasted a Rachel's cake at one of my friend's son's first birthday. It was a minion's cake! It was so cute! But what got me was the cake itself! I was amazed at the taste flavor and texture! It was moist enough that it didn't fall apart as you ate it. had to get a cake from Rachels for a baby shower I was hosting. The baby shower cake was a great hit at the party! And everybody raved about how delicious the cake was! I got the blue berry with lemon cream and cream cheese icing. Even though I live in Oakland, I'd gladly order all my cakes from Rachel. More...

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Nicky Balaban

9 August 2014

Had cake pops for a few different occasions and they were a hit!! Recommend Rachel's Cakes to everyone!!

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Leandra V.

7 August 2014

Best cakes around. Not to mention cake pops! Every time I need a cake, I come here. Without fail, every time I have gotten goodies from here they have exceeded expectations. I have turned many people on to this place and I cannot say enough good things about this place. I come from San Jose to Burlingame to get my cakes here. Simply the best. More...

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Ilsen M.

5 August 2014

OMG. So I walked in with my friend during our lunch break to order a cake. It smelled delicious, I was basically drooling. Rachel took our cake order, we asked for the chocolateiest, sweetest cake they make. They were booked for special order cakes, so know that this place gets busy and you should place an order as early as possible! I gave the wrong date for when I needed it ready, and so I had to call back to correct it. Found out they are closed Mondays, so we had to pick-up later in the afternoon because they would have to bake it on Tuesday when they opened again. That just means, FRESH, DELICIOUS cake! I called around noon and the cake was ready earlier than expected, so we were all able to enjoy it earlier than scheduled! Unfortunately, maybe the cake is made toooo good looking, because it completely slipped my mind to take a picture before it was cut and served. WHOOPS!I placed an order for my niece's 5th birthday while I was there & I'm suuuper excited to see how that one turns out! (I won't forget a picture next time!) Oh & btw, checking-in on Yelp gets you a free cake pop! I got the vanilla one & it was great!Thanks Rachel & staff for making this delicious cake! I will be back and will recommend you to anyone who needs a cake! More...

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Mercedes Palala-Mendieta

24 July 2014

Wonderful delish!!!!!!!

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Chloe Y.

24 July 2014

I called in yesterday morning because I needed a last minute cake. Rachel's Cakes doesn't usually serve whole cakes at their retail store, rather they have small goodies like cake in a jar and cake pops (which also, I recommend!). However, they were really sweet and gave me two options for cakes they could have ready for me by that afternoon - chocolate cake with salted caramel frosting or the flavor of the month. The flavor of the month is strawberry lemonade (strawberry cake with cream cheese filling and alternating lemon and strawberry compote). I chose the strawberry lemonade and omg, this cake is amazing. The filling is so perfect and the cake is moist and light in flavor. It works so well with the fruit filling and I love that they are alternating, so each bite is just slightly different and you never get sick of it! Thank you so much for taking my last minute order and you definitely will be seeing me again! More...

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Kristina Thomas

16 July 2014

Love love love this spot! Especially the Kristina loves Lemon cake!!

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Justin W.

14 July 2014

Rachel's Cakes is amazing!  You're in for a dual treat.  The quality of their confections is second to none, and their customer service is first class.My wife and I were looking for a gender reveal cake to announce the genders of our twins for our parents, and all of the cake places we checked either didn't do reveal cakes or didn't have the time.When I called Rachel's Cakes I could tell they were busy, but after they heard I was looking for a gender reveal cake, I could tell they were excited, so they squeezed me in (I was, naturally, doing all of this rather last minute).  The cake turned out perfect.  All of the little decorative details I shared over the phone were spot on, and thus we drove our cake down to my mom's for the big unveiling with all the parents and grandparents.  It's not often a cake will bring tears to one's eyes, but this cake, when we finally cut into it and our parents saw the colors inside that told them the gender of our babies, there was nary a dry eye.  I even got choked up.  My tears made me hungry for cake, so I dug in, and let me tell you, this may be the most delicious cake I've ever eaten.  It was tender, sweet (but not too sweet), and basically it just seemed like god reached down to earth and said, "let there be cake." And there was, and it was good.I could go on, but the point it, Rachel's Cakes is the best.  If you have a special occasion, you can trust them to knock it out of the park.  We have the main gender reveal to all of our friends coming up at our baby shower in two weeks, and you better believe I'm going back to them for a much larger cake for the group of 60+ friends and family.  ...I may need a 2nd cake just for myself and out of reach of the grubby fingers of the masses.  Rock on, Rachel's Cakes--and thank you for creating such a special memory for my family and my taste buds. More...

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Amanda M.

22 June 2014

Thanks Rachel for making our 4th birthday party a success! The pirate and princess cake (chocolate with Strawberry) was delicious and beautiful!! Having known you since our childhood I am thrilled to know that you've been able to follow your dream and make yummy beautiful cakes! Now we just need to find an excuse to get another cake .... More...

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Libby Rose Wohlmuth

11 June 2014

the cakes are so beautiful and taste amazing. cake in the jar is the best go to pick me up in the middle of the work day. great prices and amazing flavors

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Sameera M.

4 June 2014

I had a custom cake made for my son's 1st birthday. Arlene and the team at Rachel's cakes worked with my busy schedule and helped arrange the entire order over the phone and email. They worked with our budget and came up with an amazing design. The cake came out perfect! They really know how to work with colors, design. Everyone at the party mentioned how great it looked. We got the sour cream chocolate cake with fudge frosting and caramel in the bottom tier and the  Mount Mouses Sweet as a Strawberry cake for the top tier. Both were amazing. Highly recommended. More...

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Robert E.

2 June 2014

I bought a lemon cake there that was out of this world.  My friend that was cutting it gasped when she cut into the cake and saw the expert craftsmanship.  Not only did it look good, it tasted great as well.  This guy will definitely be back.  Also service was great. More...

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Grace L.

12 May 2014

Rachel's Cakes is a must go-to if you're looking for a custom made cake for just about any occasion. They also make cake pops and cookies! The fiance and I came here for a cake tasting on Saturday afternoon and it was such a wonderful experience! There was a table set up with four different slices of cake to try and they were all so delicious! Arlene was really helpful with figuring out with us the type of cake we wanted and the different types of cakes and frostings we could custom make for the amount of people we are expecting to have at our wedding.While we were there, we also got to see a customer walk out with a custom birthday cake order and it was beautiful! Arlene and Rachel were also very helpful making sure that the cake would be in mint condition while the customer's cake was in transportation (offering to pack the cake in a solid box and giving her some kind of sticky mat so that it wouldn't shift around in the car).All in all, a great cake tasting experience and would highly recommend. More...

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Emma E.

5 May 2014

I walked into Rachel's Cakes for the first time over the weekend and was very impressed! She has a wonderful selection of cakes, cake-pops and decorations. I love that she has the gluten free option as well! Her prices are very reasonable and she is fabulous work with! I will be using her for all of my baking needs in the future!! More...

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sunny m.

5 May 2014

Hubby and I passed Rachel's on our way to happy hour last Friday and made a mental note to return on our way home. Made it in a little after their 6 pm closing time and like a true pro she didn't even mention it. Picked up a chocolate cake pop and salted caramel cake in a jar to share. Loved both of them. The cake pop was super dark and not too sweet from the dark chocolate. It stayed on the pop perfectly and had an amazing texture. Dense with a toothsome bite. The cake jar was completely different with caramel sauce layered between vanilla frosting and chocolate cake. Cake had more of a crumb to it and the fillings were def on the sweet side. Can't wait to return and try other flavors and order a cake. Next birthday is in June! Oh, and Rachel waited on us and was a doll. Support local women entrepreneurs! More...

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Sona R.

30 April 2014

I just tried the lemon cake in a jar and it was delicious. The homemade lemon curd was very good. Looking forward to trying more at the opening and going forward. The honey lavender cake is the cake of the month, but they were out of it today. Really looking forward to trying that. More...

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Shelley Verducci

18 April 2014

The best cakes and cake pops I've ever had. Rachel is my go-to for anything cake related!

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Kai H.

18 April 2014

A nut free cakery!!! I walked in yesterday and tried the vanilla cake pops. Very enjoyable. Workers were very nice and Rachel was very nice and informed me of possible options of flavored fondant for a cake as opposed to the almond based marzipan. Should be a great alternative when concerned with nut related food allergies! Great place. More...

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Colleen T.

13 April 2014

Yesterday at work a client brought in samples of Rachel's cakes for us to try.We are at Mondi in burlingame, and let me tell you every flavor of cake was better than the next........our salon has lots of people in and out daily and we will gladly pass on the news about how great Rachels Cakes are, good luck and you will definitely see more of us!!!!! More...

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Lilly Simmons

22 January 2014

Rachel made my baby how're cake and it was everything I could want! It tasted absolutely amazing, everyone was asking me who made it! It was faded pink with ruffles and a crown, she capture my vision and did an amazing job! Thanks Rachel xoxoxo More...

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Jenny Graham

9 January 2014

Rachel made my wedding shower and our wedding cake in June 2013. Both not only looked amazing, they tasted great too! For our wedding she helped us think of ways to have a beautiful cake, but safe money as well. Can't wait to have her make another cake for another great occasion. Thank you, Rachael! More...

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Anastasiya Smetanina Webb

28 November 2013

simply the BEST.

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