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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...

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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...

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30 October 2019

Delicious

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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...

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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...

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8 September 2019

Best cake in chicago

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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...

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11 May 2019

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

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11 May 2019

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

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4 May 2019

Never tasted so yummy cake!!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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...

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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...

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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...

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31 December 2017

yum - so beautiful - so tasty - all gone

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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!
Marina
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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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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...

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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...

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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!

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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...

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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...

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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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31 May 2015

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

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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...

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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.

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9 January 2015

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

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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