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Denise Makes Cakes is a wedding cake company based in Queens, New York. Owner and baker Denise Passarelli considers cakes and baking to be synonymous with celebration. Her stand-out background of completing advanced pastry classes with cake masters such as Elisa Strauss, Michelle Bommarito and Karen Portaleo, and having competed in the Food Network鈥檚 Cake Wars, has allowed her to perfect skills including cake sculpting, sugar flowers and sugar work. Let her help you create delicious memories one beautifully designed cake at a time.

Services Offered
Denise Makes Cakes offers several services to create the wedding cake of your dreams. With flavors ranging from pumpkin spice to lemon, frostings from salted caramel to Irish cream and filings from chocolate ganache to seasonal fruit; the options are seemingly endless. In addition to their cakes, the company can also create a number of other sweet treats for your big day, including cupcakes, cake pops, cookies and chocolate favors. Services available include the following:

  • Consultations
  • Custom design
  • Delivery
  • Private tastings
  • Setup
  • Tastings
  • Cake stands
  • Cake toppers
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Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for wedding cakes with buttercream frosting (per slice, without tax)?


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What types of desserts do you provide?

Dessert Buffet
Groom's Cake

What services do you provide?

Custom Design
Tastings - Open House
Tastings - Private

What cake items do you provide?

Cake Stands
Cake Toppers

What special ingredients do you use?

Fresh Fruit

Are you licensed by the state health department?

Not Required
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Mandee Sent on 04/24/2017
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April 22, 2017 Wedding -

This past Saturday was my wedding. We hired Denise many many months ago after she came to our place to do a tasting. After we tried the pairings, we decided to look no further. Her cake was so delicious, the flavors offered were what we wanted, and her level of professionalism convinced us we had struck gold. We maintained communication throughout the year, choosing a topper, deciding on the design and colors, etc. I was sent a sketch of the cake and Denise nailed it. However, I couldn't have been prepared for the final result. When I walked into the room, I was in awe of the cake that stood before me. This was our wedding cake, this was exactly what we wanted. Even better was eating it! We got the pound cake; half was nutella buttercream and strawberry filling, and the other was coconut buttercream with pineapple filling. All day long our guests raved about how delicious it was. Thanks Denise, you definitely helped in making our wedding a dream come true!
Lisandra Sent on 01/29/2017
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So happy that we had Denise make our wedding cake. She was great from the beginning. The cake EXCEEDED our expectations! It was so beautiful and our guest loved it. Tasted so yummy, we ended up eating the top tier that we were going to freeze for our first years anniversary. I have already recommended her to family and friends.
Katherine Sent on 02/06/2017
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Denise made both my bridal shower cake and wedding cake. Her work is nothing short of amazing! Both cakes were stunning and delicious! Her detail work is so impressive - she was able to create the most beautiful flowers on both cakes. They looked so real and perfect. The wedding cake Denise made was my dream cake. We showed Denise some photos for inspiration and she just knocked it out of the ballpark. During our tasting, she walked us through everything and was able to figure out exactly what we wanted. As soon as I saw the cake when I arrived at the reception, the first thing I wanted to do was thank Denise for her spectacular work. Not only were the cakes beautiful... they were absolutely delicious. Everyone wiped their plates clean and so many people were talking about how delicious the cake was! I can't recommend Denise Makes Cakes enough! You will not be disappointed!!
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