Cakes were delicious; flavors were original; and the cake designs were beautiful! Was a bit pricey for our taste, but the owner was able to work with us to create something more within our budget.
Ordered cupcakes for my friends bridal shower without even trying them and it was one of the best decisions I made. I sent Elysia a picture of what I invisioned and she exceeded my expectations. It was perfect. I ordered vanilla cupcakes with buttercream icing and the icing is honestly the best I have ever had. Amazing. Communication was a breeze and Elysia made sure I was getting exactly what I wanted. Everyone at the shower loved the cupcakes and kept asking where they were from. I only hope I have an opporunity to order from Steel Penny Cakes again! Thank you!!!
Elysia is awesome. Once I found the Steel Penny website and we saw her work, we were hooked!!! Our Wedding was this past due Saturday 10/11/14 and the cake was outstanding. Beautiful, delicious and guests could not stop talking about it!! Elysia is meticulous and treats each cake like it was her own. We had no worries. If you book with Steel Penny you will have no regrets!!!
Elysia was a pleasure and so very kind and accommodating.. I tried to work with some of the premier bakeries in the city but they had horrible customer service and their quality has lapsed as they get popular. I'm thrilled that I found steel penny on this site. My cake was beautiful, and tasted fantastic. What an artist!
From the day I first saw Elysia's work online I knew I had to have her do my wedding in Pittsburgh. After searching for bakeries in the Pittsburgh area and not one bakery could do what I wanted, I then contacted Steel Penny and asked if she would come to Pittsburgh for us! I could not be more pleased and amazed with the work that she does. She truly has a gift not only with great tasting cakes but the design of the cake was breathtaking! Everyone at the wedding was stunned and said they have never seen a cake look like that before and how beautiful it was! I cannot thank Steel Penny enough for the amazing cake we had on our wedding day!
If you have come across this wedding wire vendor page.... stop immediately... pick up the phone... and call Steel Penny Cakes.
Don't go through the same cake maker that everyone else goes to, or the one that you met through the bridal show or your caterer. Really stop to check out Steel Penny Cakes.
Elysia creates beautiful cakes that are delicious inside. I gave her artistic freedom for my cake and I'm glad I did. She created me a cake based off of my wedding dress and it was unlike any cake I have seen recently. Absolutely beautiful and detail oriented. Not only does she have an amazing vision and touch for cakes, but she has been published in and I believe won awards through many cake decorating and cake appreciation magazines and societies. Along with that she is a genuinely nice person.
With that, your guests will love the cake. I chose two flavors for my cake, white with raspberry filling, or chocolate with cookies n cream filling. I have been told that people were chasing down the catering staff to get more cake and try the other flavors because it was so delicious.
Do not pass up the opportunity to hire this hidden gem to make your cakes. You will have a one of a kind and delicious cake. You will not regret hiring Steel Penny Cakes.
My wife and I founds Steel Penny Cakes online due to the fact that not many bakers from near us could deliver to our wedding location. At first we were hesitant to book a baker that we knew nothing about, but after meeting Elysia we were blown away. Her designs are absolutely beautiful and her attention to detail is far above anybody else I have ever met. From the second you meet her you can see that she actually cares about your wedding, and making the cake design fit perfectly with the overall feel you are going for. My wife and I sent her our wedding colors, and some photos of what the overall look of our wedding was going to be, but gave her 100% freedom of design and it turned out perfectly. She sent us a sketch a few months prior to the wedding for us to review what she envisioned for the cake, and gave us a chance to approve that (which we did). She then showed up at our wedding well before the ceremony time to set the cake up and it was gorgeous. Every flower on it was 100% edible, but looked like they were real flowers. The detail work put into each one was amazing. Also the cake was some of the best cake I have ever had. If you are looking for a great baker who views you as more than "just a client" I 100% recommend Steel Penny Cakes...and as a personal note I would 100% give Elysia freedom to get creative and design the cake instead of you telling her what to do. When you give her the freedom to get creative and show off her skills it really pays off.
During the entirety of my relationship with Elysia, she exuded nothing but professionalism and knowledge in her field. When we met for our initial tasting, she gave us helpful suggestions about traditional choices and also some ideas for more personalized flavors and icings. We knew right away that her cakes were unlike anything we could find anywhere else. I am personally not a fan of fondant - UNTIL I tried Elysia's. It is amazing and melts in your mouth. She should really patent it. Her design ideas are unique and amazing. She was able to create a cake based off of our requests that was exactly what we envisioned. Her intuition as a baker and artist is evident.
Our cake was absolutely gorgeous. We received so many compliments on it. Not only did it look beautiful, but it was delicious. I'm not sure if the piece saved in the freezer will make it to our one year anniversary.....
Elysia was easy to communicate with and responded quickly via phone or e-mail. If you're considering her as a vendor, I highly recommend you call her and schedule a tasting. You will not be disappointed. My husband and I recommend her without reservation. Thank you Steel Penny!
Elysia at Steel Penny Cakes made our wedding cake last month! It turned out beautifully and tasted delicious. We went with yellow and chocolate cake with raspberry buttercream icing. We heard all compliments about the cake. Elysia is a talented artist and constructed a gorgeous cake! It was everything I asked for and more. She was very flexible for meetings and very easy to talk with. The price of the cake was also very reasonable. I can't wait for our next big event to have Elysia make our cake!
Cake was absolutely gorgeous! Couldn't have looked or tasted better.
Being from the Washington DC area I am very picky about my cupcakes! I am surrounded by "DC Cupcakes" and many other well known/famous cupcake shops. I knew picking my wedding cake and cupcakes was going to take a lot of research and careful planning! I was sold the moment I did the cake tasting with Elysia. What I didn't get to see until my wedding day was how the cupcakes and cake were going to look exactly. We talked about what I liked and wanted but had no idea how incredible they would be when I saw them on my wedding day! I could not have been happier!! The presentation was absolutely beautiful and all my guests commented on how wonderfully they tasted. I would highly recommend Steel Penny Cakes to any bride looking for their wedding cake or cupcakes. You will not be dssapointed!
amazing baker! We had a mix of chocolate and vanilla for our sheet cake. For our tier cake we had a raspberry filling that was to die for! She was always available if we had questions or concerns. The cake and service she provided was amazing!!
My cake was unbelievably beautiful and delicious! I got so many compliments on how gorgeous the cake was- it seriously could be on the cover of a wedding cake magazine!
Do not hesitate to get your cake from Steel Penny Cakes- you will LOVE it!!
I cannot say enough good things about Elysia and Steel Penny Cakes. She was so accommodating in helping with the cake design; she even made and sent me pictures of three different designs that I could choose from. The finished product was BEAUTIFUL and SO delicious! I got many compliments on the cake, and even my sister, who doesn't normally like cake, loved it! I would recommend Steel Penny Cakes to anyone.
I could not have asked for a more beautiful or better tasting cake! I received many compliments on how great the cake was!!! My bridesmaids also got my shower cake from there as well! We had white cake with raspberry filling for the shower and for the wedding we had both red velvet and Almond cake with strawberry filling :) Easy to deal with and the prices are phenomenal!
I was so happy and pleased with Steel Penny Cakes!! Elysia is a true artist. Her designs are so wonderful and creative. I loved her ruffle cake, so she altered her design to include what I wanted, and it turned out so perfect. She was easy to work with and flexible, even though I'm 3 hours away. I would recommend her to anyone looking for the perfect cake!