Irene's Cakes by Design
Your Wedding Cake - A Marriage of Sugar and Dreams
    45 Reviews
13 Pleasant Street
9 Pleasant Street
Ludlow, VT 05149  | map
Dietary options: Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Vegan
Desserts: Cookies, Cupcakes, Dessert Buffet, Groom's Cake...
Health license: Yes
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Irene designed and delivered my wedding cake. It was beautiful. I almost didn't want to cut into it. But of course we did. We had two types of cake, one was primarily chocolate and the other praline and vanilla. Both were delicious. We had a little left over, so when I returned from my honeymoon I brought some in to work. Despite it being a week old everyone raved about it. Some people who I had never met before found me afterwards and thanked me for sharing the cake. Saying it was the best cake they had ever had. My husband and I have to agree.
Wedding: 06/28/2014
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Private User 2 Reviews
Irene was completely flexible with cake design, and presented us with many different options for the cake and filling. The cake was absolutely delicious and looked great too. All of our guests told us how much they loved the cake.
Irene's Cakes by Design responded with the following comments:
thank you R & V, it was a pleasure to help make your wedding day a wonderful celebration.
Wedding: Recently Married
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Irene is a genius! I married Lyle Pinder (the man of my dreams) on October 19th 2013 and our wedding cake couldn't have complimented our love more. We asked Irene (the week of the wedding mind you!) to make a very personal cake with our most special moments and inside jokes written all over it and she nailed it! The cake was absolutely beautiful and we were showered with praise because of it. Not only was the cake beautiful but it was extremely moist and the most delicious wedding cake I have ever tasted! Each tier had a different flavor (marble, red velvet, lemon with respberry filling and apple crisp with cream cheese filling) and ALL of my guests were very pleased! I wish I could get married again just to have Irene make us another cake! Thank you!
Irene's Cakes by Design responded with the following comments:
Hi Diana and Lyle, Your cake was so much fun to make. All of your quotes were very original and it was fun trying to figure them out! Best wishes to you both.
Wedding: 10/19/2013
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Part of the reason our wedding was perfect was because of our wedding cake - the most beautiful, delicious cake ever. Irene was absolutely fabulous to consult with. She knew what I wanted before I did! I cannot say enough about how wonderful it was to partner with her, nor about the perfection of our cake. Highly recommend her!
Wedding: 09/28/2013
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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We loved working with Irene! Her passion for cake design was evident every step of the way. The cake she created for us was so beautiful.

Irene was lovely to work with, she even shipped us cakes to sample across the country from Vermont to San Francisco.

Irene, thank you for the beautiful work you did and the delicious cake you made. Our guests are still raving about it.
Irene's Cakes by Design responded with the following comments:
you're very welcome!
Wedding: 09/07/2013
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Private User 5 Reviews
We were so thrilled to have our wedding cake made by Irene. It cost little more than we hoped to spend, but was so worth it. The cake was moist and delicious, better than what we remember from the tasting. We had a gorgeous design of several birch logs with sugar acorns, bittersweet and fall leaves. It was the perfect addition to our Vermont fall wedding.

Irene was always on top of keeping in touch with us, and allowed us the flexibility to choose from a number of options to try to keep our costs down. The cake was one of the most admired things at our wedding, and we have no regrets from our decision. The guests loved the look and taste of the cake. I can't believe how many pictures people took of the cake! We have no regrets on our decision and I would highly recommend Irene for any special event!!
Irene's Cakes by Design responded with the following comments:
Thank you so much, I am thrilled that you and your guests loved your cake!
Wedding: Recently Married
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Our cake turned out beautifully and tasted delicious -- several guests commented on it throughout the night. Working with Irene was also a pleasure, the tasting and design process was easy yet she was open to any ideas we had. Overall, it was a great experience and the cake was perfect!
Wedding: 08/31/2013
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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We planned a destination wedding in Manchester, Vermont and had previously read reviews for Irene's cakes. We decided to meet and show her some ideas we had for our buttercream cake with small flower gardenias. We decided on a chocolate sour cream cake with 3 different layers of filling with vanilla buttercream on the outside. The cake came out exactly as planned and tasted even better. She was even able to use our vintage silver cake stands to tier the top layer of the cake! It came out just beautiful and we loved working with Irene as well. She is very professional and has been doing this for quite some time, so you don't have to worry when using her as a vendor, she can be counted on the get the job done well and efficiently!
Wedding: 08/24/2013
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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We ordered both a traditional wedding cake and a groom's cake. Both were exactly as we discussed with Irene and actually tasted delicious. Irene was professional and thorough throughout the whole process. For the groom's cake, Irene made a cake modeled after my husband's car and it was identical, even down to the license plate. I definitely recommend Irene's Cakes by Design
Irene's Cakes by Design responded with the following comments:
Thank you Annemarie!
Wedding: 08/03/2013
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Irene was absolutely wonderful to work with. She delivered exactly the cake we discussed, only more beautiful and delicious than I imagined! She was responsive by email, and when we visited to try cake flavors she had incredible flavor options and lots of design examples to discuss. I had at least 5 people tell me the cake we served (vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream frosting and fresh strawberries, as well as a layer of bergamot frosting inside) was the best cake they ever tasted. I would definitely recommend working with Irene!
Irene's Cakes by Design responded with the following comments:
Thank you Liz, I'm am so glad that you loved your cake and enjoyed working with me.
Best wishes , Irene
Wedding: 07/27/2013
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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I actually did not have a wedding cake, but a birthday cake. It was fantastic. I told Irene what I wanted And then she ran with it! It was OH SO PERFECT! it was by far the most gorgeous cake I have ever seen. Trust her with your dreams, she will fulfill them! Tasty and beautiful! xo!
Irene's Cakes by Design responded with the following comments:
Thank you so very much , this was such a fun cake to make for you!
Wedding: 07/20/2013
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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We chose Irene Maston to design our wedding cake topper and cupcakes, and we were just in awe of how incredibly delicious they were as well as her artistic abilities! Irene was an absolute pleasure to work with. She devoted a lot of time to us to help choose the perfect flavor combinations and decorations unique to our special event. Not only are her cakes amazing, but she is such a special person who we just loved working with. We are so grateful to have met Irene and we will always remember the special and sweet part she played in our marriage! J&P
Wedding: 06/29/2013
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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The cake came out better than we had ever hoped! The colors, taste and design was amazing. We went with two layers--one was sour cream yellow with milk chocolate and pistachio ganache and the second was sour cream chocolate with lavender and espresso ganaches. Our guests thought it was one of the best cakes they had ever seen, not only in look but in taste too. We wanted a "Back to the Future" cake design because that was how we first met. Irene was great with meeting with us and conceptualizing a few designs. The result was amazing and beautiful. Also the tasting was fantastic--I think we tried over 40 combinations! Overall, Irene is extremely professional, talented and helpful. Thank you!
Irene's Cakes by Design responded with the following comments:
Hi Jasona nd Kristina,
I am so glad that you loved your cake . It was a fun cake for me to design and make. Thank you very much!
Best wishes to you both, Irene
Wedding: 06/08/2013
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Working with Irene was a wonderful and easy experience. Our cake was delicious, and included different flavor combinations that were so unique. I received so many compliments on the cake. It was moist and the different fillings and frosting flavor combinations were fantastic. The cake also looked gorgeous. Irene is very reasonable and worked with us to meet our budgetary needs. I highly recommend this vendor to anyone. This was by far the best wedding cake we have ever had and we wouldn't change a thing! She also prepared a delicious low-carb groom's cake which was very much appreciated by my husband. Thank you Irene!
Wedding: 05/04/2013
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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My husband and I are huge fans of cake decorating shows and we really wanted a special cake for our ceremony. Irene was AMAZING to work with! With a few quick emails, she understood our vision. She was able to sculpt a dragon and princess for our cake that were detailed and beautiful. By the end of the night, my husband had 17 pictures of the cake on his phone--and none of me!
Not only did it look great, it tasted wonderful. The cake was moist and flavorful. We were so impressed and highly recommend her!
Wedding: 12/12/2012
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Irene hosted a tasting with us prior to our wedding and systematically walked us through all of our options for interior and exterior layers. By the end of it my mouth was so overwhelmed by amazingness I hardly remembered which cake we chose, but our wedding cake was delicious! All of our guests commented on how beautifully crafted and moist it was! Irene gave us instructions on how to save the top layer and wrap it in our freezer for our anniversary...can't wait!
Wedding: 10/06/2012
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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