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LILA Cake Shop is a custom wedding cake company located in Temecula, California. Renowned for their nature-inspired cakes, owners Alain and Lara Martins have been perfecting their dessert-making skills since 2004. This husband-and-wife team delights pleasing happy couples with their eye-catching and delightful cakes. Eager to fulfill your aesthetic wishes, this married duo aims to craft a cake that expresses your special connection.

Experience

Alain and Lara both trained at the prestigious French Culinary Institute. Following this, the pair developed their cake-making talents in restaurants, bakeries and catering companies in New York City, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles. Now based in the heart of Temecula Valley’s wine country, this couple strives to maintain their stellar reputation for producing truly distinctive wedding cakes. Their work has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, Style Me Pretty, Magnolia Rouge and more.

Services Offered

LILA’s cakes are characterized by their vibrant colors and floral focal points. Alain and Lara invite you and your partner to discuss your cake preferences and they will strive to bring your vision to life. Dedicated to your satisfaction, they offer set-up, delivery, and private tasting services.

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Frequently asked questions

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

$10

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

$20

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

Top Tier of the Cake

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

$10

What services do your prices include?

Consultation
Custom Cake Design

What types of desserts do you provide?

Cookies
Cupcakes
Groom's Cake
Pastries

What services do you provide?

Consultations
Custom Design
Delivery
Setup
Tastings - Private

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Vegan

What special ingredients do you use?

Fresh Fruit

Are you licensed by the state health department?

Yes
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Lisa
Lisa P. Sent on 11/24/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Magical Wedding Cake

Lara truly made our vision come to life. Our wedding cake was more than just a dessert; it was a love-filled masterpiece that added a special touch to our big day. The beautiful design, with delicate and lifelike flowers, was like a work of art that everyone admired. The subtle detailing, the florals, we loved every bit of it. People could not stop taking pictures of it!

And the taste? Pure bliss! The layers were soft and flavorful and pleased every palate. The buttercream frosting was just right – not too sweet, letting the flavors shine. The guava compote added a refreshing twist that made each bite a delight. Write it down everyone - the flavor is Romeo+Juliet. Heck all of the flavors Lara offers are so unique, it was so worth it to try every one of them in the tasting box.

I can't wait to order from Lara again in the future!
Alexa
Alexa H. Sent on 11/13/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Just delicious!

From the design to the taste - just awesome!
You can’t go wrong here!!

Thank you again for the delicious cake and cupcakes!!
Kiana
Kiana C. Sent on 06/19/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Stunning Cakes & Cupcakes

Booking LILA Cake Shop to make our wedding cake was easily one of the best decisions we made in the entire planning process. Lara is an exceptionally talented artist--her buttercream flowers (both abstract and realistic) will absolutely blow you away. She is making some of the most beautiful fine art cakes and cupcakes in the world. (Trust me - my favorite pastime for about 12 months was looking at pictures of buttercream florals.)

Lara is also SO sweet and fun to work with. Seeing and trying our tasting box (with my mom on Mothers' Day!) was actually one of the highlights of the whole year for us. She let me have a ton of input and brought my vision to life in a way that was more stunning than I ever could have imagined. And not to mention her CUPCAKES! And to top it all off, everything tasted INCREDIBLE. Dozens of people came up to me at the wedding to comment on how insanely gorgeous the cake and cupcakes were. My guests were floored, as was I, and I had seen the sketch!! The pictures speak for themselves. LILA Cake Shop is the absolute best in California, if not the country. Book Lara immediately before she gets booked on your date!!!! 
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