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Fluffy Thoughts Cakes is a wedding bakery located in McLean, Virginia. Lara Stuckey, the owner, opened her shop in 2000 to combine her passions for art and baking into a business. Lara infuses sculpture, color, and design into each handmade dessert, and she customizes her creations based on couples' requests.

Lara began her baking career working part-time at Cakelove in Washington, D.C., where she trained under baker Warren Brown and observed the bakery industry firsthand. She has participated in several cake decorating courses, most recently with world-renowned cake designer Colette Peters of Colette's Cakes in New York City, as well as at a Fundamental Pastry Techniques Course at L'Academie de Cuisine, and she continues to perfect her skills as a baker and designer.

Services Offered
Fluffy Thoughts Cakes provides couples with tiered wedding cakes, as well as several other dessert options, including cookies, croquembouche, cupcakes, dessert buffets, grooms' cakes, and pastries. Lara can offers gluten-free and vegan items for clients with dietary restrictions. Consultations are available for couples to discuss their wedding dessert vision, and Lara provides delivery and set up for wedding events.

  • Woman-owned

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Dessert Buffet
Groom's Cake

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Gluten Free

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Laura H. Married on 05/25/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible Cakes, Great Flexibility

My husband and I chose Fluffy Thoughts for the guest wedding cake, and let me tell you, the guests all LOVED it. We were originally going to go with Costco, but after discovering that Costco's cake ordering process is absolutely archaic, we started looking around and saw a ton of glowing reviews for Fluffy Thoughts.

We were less than a month from our wedding and just crossed our fingers that Fluffy Thoughts would be able to accommodate a simple sheet cake. After a couple of back and forth emails and an invoice, we decided on a raspberry beret chocolate cake which included delivery to the venue on our wedding day.

The cake was delivered on time, in one piece, and was definitely a crowd favorite. We took home a few extra pieces to savor over the following days, and they were still incredible. I'd highly suggest them for all your cake needs!
Judi M. Married on 05/20/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Cake & Grooms Cake

Fluffy Thoughts Cakes in McLean, VA is an outstanding bakery. They worked with us on the design for both the wedding cake and groom's cake. Both cakes were executed beautifully, and cake flavors are amazing, My personal favorite is Candy Bar Crunch. I highly recommend this bakery!
Angelique C. Married on 11/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Delicious ART!

Picking a baker for wedding cake and treats was the vendor choice I was most looking forward to in the wedding planning process. As the baker in my group of friends, and being a member of the Greek community, standards for desserts at our wedding were high. I am SO glad we chose to go with Lara and the team at Fluffy Thoughts for our dessert! She was so easily able to pick up on my vision for the cake, and was helpful when calculating the proper size! What started with having additional cupcakes ended up turning into a dessert bar, which was the best decision! I only wish I had tripled the order for the dessert bar, as it was gone in MINUTES! Also, everyone told me that most people don鈥檛 eat cake but our guests did not come to play! Everyone was raving about each flavor, so many wanted to try all three! Luckily for us, our planner had set some aside for us so we could enjoy it back at the hotel that evening! Trust that if you choose Fluffy Thoughts, your guests will be satisfied! I only wish we weren鈥檛 living across the country, but we will be back to order an anniversary tier! :)
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Fluffy Thoughts created a master piece of a wedding cake for my wedding, Lara sat with me and step by step we came up with a fabulous design for the wedding cake. I must say people are still talking about that cake a year into the marriage!


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