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Sue Jacobs Cakes is now Whisk & Paddle Bakeshop!

My name is Erica Bentson and I bring over 25 years’ experience with me to Whisk & Paddle Bakeshop. From a young age, I was passionate about baking and cake decorating. I began by decorating cakes for friends and family in my teens. In April of 1993 I began my classical training at Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon. Graduating in 1994, I then moved to Hawaii to begin my career at the Grand Wailea Resort as a pastry cook. After honing my skills there for over a year, I then traveled the continent of Europe. While traveling abroad, I was privileged to attend Le Cordon Bleu's Patisserie program in London, England, graduating with Honors and an offer to stay and continue as an instructor’s assistant.

Upon my return to Portland, I was finally able to attain my dream of owning my own business. Finales-Fine Cakes & Desserts was born in a small commissary kitchen in Portland's SE Industrial District in February, 2003. Building upon my cake decorating skills, I quickly became one of Portland's preferred wedding cake vendors. While building the wedding cake business, I also began to grow a thriving wholesale base.

Finales' wholesale business continues to flourish to this day, though under a new owner as of June, 2017. In May of 2019, I accepted the Pastry Chef position at the Facebook Data Center in Prineville, Oregon, making the move over the mountains to Central Oregon. After a couple years there, my restless spirit grew and I decided to make an even bigger move. In April of 2022, I packed up everything and made my way to Arizona.

Keeping in my family tradition of being an entrepreneur, I purchased Sue Jacobs Cakes in June of 2022 and, over the next year, transformed it into what is now Whisk & Paddle Bakeshop. A finalist in Arizona Bride’s Best of 2023 in only its first year, I am excited to continue to grow and develop Whisk & Paddle into the best place for cakes and desserts that Arizona has to offer.

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Frequently asked questions

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

$5.75

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

$6.75

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)?

$3.50

What services do your prices include?

Consultation
Custom Cake Design
Delivery
Set Up
Tastings - Open House
Tastings - Private

What types of desserts do you provide?

Cookies
Cupcakes
Dessert Buffet
Groom's Cake

What services do you provide?

Consultations
Custom Design
Delivery
Setup
Tastings - Open House
Tastings - Private

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free

What special ingredients do you use?

Local

Are you licensed by the state health department?

Yes
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Whisk & Paddle Bakeshop received rave reviews for their wedding cakes and desserts. Multiple reviewers praised the variety and taste of the desserts, including flavors like lemon poppy seed and cannolis. The process of working with Whisk & Paddle was described as stress-free and the customer service was exceptional. Sue Jacobs, the baker, was highly praised for her delicious cakes and sweets, as well as her helpfulness and professionalism in the wedding planning process. Overall, reviewers highly recommend Whisk & Paddle for wedding desserts and cakes.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Whisk & Paddle Bakeshop received rave reviews for their wedding cakes and desserts. Multiple reviewers praised the variety and taste of the desserts, including flavors like lemon poppy seed and cannolis. The process of working with Whisk & Paddle was described as stress-free and the customer service was exceptional. Sue Jacobs, the baker, was highly praised for her delicious cakes and sweets, as well as her helpfulness and professionalism in the wedding planning process. Overall, reviewers highly recommend Whisk & Paddle for wedding desserts and cakes.

Colton
Colton T. Sent on 04/12/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Great Bakery in AZ!

We loved our cake and the dessert bar they did for our wedding. Really yummy and they were a pleasure to work with.
Katie
Katie G. Sent on 02/24/2024
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So delicious

The ladies at Whisk & Paddle were amazing! Our wedding cake and desserts were absolutely delicious. We did a small 2-tier cake for the wedding party and did a dessert spread for our guests (tiramisu shooters, cheesecake bites, cookies, and s'mores tarts). Our guests asked which desserts they should try and I could only tell them EVERYTHING. Our original plan for our desserts fell through and we found whisk & paddle two weeks from the wedding- they were so flexible and understanding and made amazing desserts even with the short timeframe we gave them. 10/10 would buy desserts from them again!
Brittany
Brittany H. Sent on 05/20/2023
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Emily & Dave
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Professional Network & Endorsements

44 Endorsements
The Wedding Ambassador The Wedding Ambassador Wedding Planners

Sue Jacobs Cakes - are always good! I know I count on Sue to deliver quality, beautiful and yummy cake!! Her talent enables her to create diverse and beautiful designs customized to fit the client's vision and style!

Melissa Ivy Photography Melissa Ivy Photography Wedding Photographers

Sue always makes incredible and delicious cakes! Never fails!

Laurie's Bridal and Formal Laurie's Bridal and Formal Wedding Dresses

As a bridal boutique owner, I have the opportunity to see brides before they really do much of their wedding planning. I also have the pleasure of being able to refer vendors I know and respect. Sue Jacobs is one of them. She is professional, kind, considerate and needless to say, her cakes are delicious! She has a great reputation in our wedding industry and is definitely well liked. I highly recommend her!

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