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Hands on Sweets

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About

Hands on Sweets, is dedicated to creating unique cakes and desserts for your special occasion. Every order is treated as a work of art. Our team is focused on always bringing something new to the table and giving the best of our talent in each piece. After many years of testing and developing recipes we are proud to be your choice for handmade edible sweets.

Our passion is creating custom cakes for any and every occasion, but we also have an extended list of sweets for dessert bars. Cake pops, cupcakes, petit fours, tarts, brownies, cookies and any other that you would like to make bite size.

We only use the best ingredients. Substitutes may be used for special orders since allergies are a big thing now, but we will make sure to find the best for you.

By Appointment Only!

cakes@handsonsweets.com

813-810-6007

Frequently Asked Questions

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

$8

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

$9

Which of the following are included in the cost of the cake?

Cake Stands
Top Tier of the Cake

What is the starting price for cupcakes (per cupcake, without tax)?

$5

What services do your prices include?

Consultation
Custom Cake Design
Delivery
Set Up
Tastings - Private

What types of desserts do you provide?

Cake Pops
Cakes
Cookies
Croquembouche
Cupcakes
Dessert Buffet
Fruit
Groom's Cake
Pastries

What services do you provide?

Consultations
Custom Design
Delivery
Setup
Tastings - Private

What cake items do you provide?

Cake Stands
Cake Toppers

What special ingredients do you use?

Fresh Fruit
Local

Are you licensed by the state health department?

Yes

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    A W Married on 04/01/2022
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    Amazing and Creative

    Wow is all we can say! Marie is not only sweet, she is very creative and artistic in her designs. The "sugar flower" design she created on the cake was so intricate, it looked real. We would highly recommend "Hand On Sweet" for your wedding cake choice. And not a surprise, the cake was also delicious and liked by all the guest.
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    Abby C. Married on 03/26/2022
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    Wedding Cake & Groom's Cake

    My husband and I had an outdoor tented reception about an hour outside of Tampa. Marie was excellent in coordinating the travel (our two cakes arrived in perfect condition) and set up. She recommended using sugar flowers in place of real flowers on the cakes so that they wouldn't look wilted by the end of the night. Her sugar flowers are honestly prettier than actual flowers. Our wedding cake was simple and had a slightly modern twist on an elegant/traditional wedding cake to keep it up to date. I also so appreciated being able to take home the cake samples before hand to try (Marie followed COVID-19 guidelines beautifully). We didn't feel like we missed on the experience of "traditional" cake tasting. She wrapped the sample cakes up in gorgeous packaging and my husband and I came home and tested them with a glass of champagne. Her attention to detail was unmatched. My favorite cake was probably the groom's cake. My husband is very into cycling, and likes to do so on mountain trails. I shared my extremely basic vision/idea for the groom's cake with Marie and she took it from there and created an absolute masterpiece. She has vision. She even recommended these AWESOME cyclist figurines to put on the cake that really just put it over the top. Marie is incredibly sweet, professional, openly shares any advice/pointers, and has timely communication. Also, she makes the best carrot cake I have ever had. 180 people reception and we had 0 leftovers (and the cake was huge). I have gotten more compliments on how delicious the cake was than almost anything else.
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    Devon L. Married on 03/20/2021
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    Beautiful & Delicious!

    Chef Marie is absolutely amazing to work with. We first met her at a wedding expo and fell in love with her beautiful designs and delicious cakes and knew that we wanted to have her create our perfect wedding cake. During the initial consultation, Marie was wonderful at helping guide us and create a vision for our cake based on all of the details/elements that were important to us. It was difficult at first for us to completely envision what we wanted, but Marie was able to quickly take our thoughts and put together a perfect sketch/representation to match our overall theme. The cake tasting was one of our favorite parts of the entire wedding planning process and Marie was able to offer some really great recommendations as far as pairings for cake flavors & fillings. Every cake and filling we tasted was absolutely amazing. We had such a hard time deciding which we liked best that we ended up going with two different flavor options. Seeing the cake brought to life on our actual wedding day was incredible. The cake itself was stunning and we can honestly say it was just as excellent of quality and flavor on the wedding day as when we did our initial tasting. We also had Marie make custom cookies as take-home treats for our wedding guests which also turned out perfect - everyone loved them! We truly love Marie's work and would highly recommend Hands on Sweets for any important event cake/pastry/dessert needs!

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

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  • Austin & Jillian
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  • Heather & Garrett
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Professional Network & Endorsements

7 Endorsements
Simple Weddings Simple Weddings Wedding Planners

Beautiful, delicious cakes! We have used Hands on Sweets several times and they are great!

The Tampa Club The Tampa Club Country Club Weddings

We love working with Hands on Sweet. They always bring beautifully designed cakes and favors. All of our couples rave that their tasting is the best experience and that Chef Marie & Chef Carlos understand their vision. They always deliver on time, provide boxes for top tier and bring beautiful cakes stands. It is always a pleasure working with them and we trust our couples will always have a wonderful experience. Not to mention everything they create taste amazing. We love having Hands on Sweets on our preferred vendors list. Thanks for the partnership.

Sarah & Ben Sarah & Ben Wedding Photographers

Let us start by saying that we are pretty tough judges when it comes to cake. That being said, we cannot recommend Hands on Sweets enough! Their work is not only gorgeous, but is some of the best tasting around! (Seriously, they have some awesome mini deserts as well!)

Map

3601 West Kennedy Blvd Suite E Tampa, 33609
8138106007

Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am- 6:00pm Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00pm
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