32 Reviews for Cakemakers Etc
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Upon making initial contact with Cakemakers we received an immediate response. Dan "The Cakeman" Carey arranged for a personalized consultation and cake testing and took the time to get to know us as a couple. He helped us develop our ideas and pull our vision together - not only for the cake but with our entire reception, which Cakemakers also catered. In the end our cake was UNIQUE, ARTFUL, STUNNING, and delicious. We could not have been more pleased. Our brunch food was wonderful and the staff was well trained and professional. We could not recommend Cakemakers more highly!!!!
Thank you so kindly for the blessing and opportunity to have been a part of this very “special” day!! You two have been such a blessing to me and the entire CAKEMAKERS CREATIVE CUSTOM CREW!
Best Wishes for a lifetime of love!
Dan “the Cakeman”
I absolutely fell in love with Dan the cake man and his work!!!! He took time out of his very busy schedule to sit down and explain to me what we needed to do and talk to me about what I was wanting!!! I am so looking forward to working with him in the future ??
Dan was so easy to work with a did a beautiful job on our wedding cake and grooms cake. He also decorated the cake with flowers and supplied the cake stand.
I don't even know where to begin my accolades for Dan the Cake Man...we visited him just a few weeks before the wedding for the first time. He took the pictures and ideas that I had for my cake and ran with them offering me suggestions that turned my wedding from simple into a truly elegant and beautiful affair. Our cake and cupcakes were stunning and delicious!!!! He was so easy to work with and we couldn't have asked for better communication with a wedding professional. Dan, thank you for your part in our day!!!
Thank you so very much for the kind words. I strive to exceed expectation with every cake I produce. I appreciate the opportunity to have been a part of this very "special" day!
Best Wishes...Dan "the Cakeman"
He is prompt, professional, his cakes are a piece of art and the taste is OUT OF THIS WORLD!! Anyone having any kind of event, should use this guy above anyone in Chattanooga and the surrounding area!!
Thank you so very much for the kind and encouraging words. I really do appreciate your review!
Dan "the Cakeman"
We were connected to Dan through our wedding planner (Tina Murray), and are so glad she provided that contact. Dan is an artist with baked goods. He worked with our budget and our preferences, and provided beautiful, delicious cakes. He's certainly one of -- if not THE -- best in town.
Thank you so much for the kind words. I appreciate the opportunity to have been a part of this very "special" day!! Best Wishes!!
Very nice people, but could be a little more professional. We used the catering through this business as well and it wasn't what we hoped it would be. The cakes were beautiful and delicious.
Savannah...I am saddened to hear you had a bad experience. Many countless guests at the reception told the catering staff that this was the best food they had ever had eaten at a wedding. I will admit we may be "too friendly" at times but I don't look at that as being unprofessional. I also was told the wedding party had to move from the bridge while pictures were being taken. This was a must because the venue owners do not allow other venders into the building except through that bridge. I am sorry if that caused any trouble. We were only following the rules given to us. The catering staff fixed plates for you and Matt and many other family members. The team keep the dinner flowing and food ample and fresh. Thank you for the compliment on the cakes. You and your family were a delight to work with! Best Wishes for your future.
Dan "th Cakeman"
Dan and his team done an incredible job on my graduation cake! I provided them with a picture and they turned it into a masterpiece. The presentation and taste were incredible and RAVED about by all guests.
Cakemakers, etc. website is beautifully designed and the pictures are a great touch, which lends to creativity for someone trying to make the decision on cake design.
I highly recommend Cakemakers!!
Thank you Christy for the kind words. It was our pleasure to have been a part of such a "red letter" day for you!!
Dan "the Cakeman"
Dan was amazing from the very first meeting I knew we were going to get the perfect cake and I couldn't have been more right. It looked beautiful and it tasted great, so it is possible!! Everyone went back for seconds and some for thirds. I highly recommended carmakers!!!
These cakes are not just Beautiful they Taste Awesome!
I had Red Velvet for Grooms Cake tasted Yummy ....
Wedding Cake was Delicious ... Everyone at Wedding
Was talking how Beautiful & They both tasted Yummy ...
Thank you so much for the kind words!!
Our wedding cake was the focal point of our reception. This was my second wedding and my dress was champagne colored. Dan captured that color for my cake and embellished it with beautiful detail. It exceeded all my expectations. It was beautiful and extremely tasty.
Dan the Cake Man is amazing! Besides being beautiful, his cakes are absolutely delicious. He did a wonderful job with our Lego-themed cakes, and he really takes the time to work on the presentation at the venue. Everyone loved the cakes.
Dan makes delicious cakes and has a real gift for decorating cakes, but we did face a couple of disappointments. My monogram cake topper wouldn't balance on my top tier, so he improvised and put it on the bottom tier. I was okay with that when I noticed it at our reception, but I was a little dismayed when I saw he clipped flowers from random plants at our venue (not even the same flowers of my bouquets/arrangements) to cover the flaw my topper created when it tipped over. I understand he was trying to cover the icing that was messed up, but I really didn't like that flowers that weren't even part of my theme/colors were added to my cake. My grooom nor I received a phone call for this before he did it, either.
We were also responsible for returning our cake base the day right after the wedding, which I don't recall hearing about at the consultation. I knew we'd need to return it, of course, but we had one day between our wedding and leaving for our honeymoon, so it was inconvenient.
I would also have appreciated a heads-up from any cake baker I chose to bring a dish or container to take home any leftover cake. We had no way to transport our remaining cake home and had to throw it away! This was my first wedding, so I have relied on vendors to advise me in their areas of expertise.
I am surprised honestly at this review! I initial the bride purchased was drastically out of balance and would not stand. Leaving a mess on her top tier. I was forced to improvise to cover the mess and use her top. I was surprised when I was called by the couple that they were returning the stand the morning after on a Sunday. I always suggest someone to return M-T-W after. I never see a bride or groom with this item. I am sorry that this was an issue and only did what I could do to fix the issue with the top. Her wedding was outside so I delivered late to prevent the buttercream icing from melting. Her venue was 30 minutes from my shop. The flowers used were hydrangea blossoms/bushes which were very heavily scattered around the venue apparently a part of the decor. This makes me very sad to have a bride disappointed after doing all I could do under the circumstances. And they did not receive a call because they were having pictures taken on the property. I am sorry that you were disappointed. I did the only thing I knew to do under the circumstances of the time constraint and no florist being near the venue. Best Wishes to you, and your husband and son!
We had planned on using Dan the cake man. All the cakes looked beautiful online, and we read good reviews. We showed up for our "cake tasting" which little did we know was actually a pitch for a full service catering, wedding planning, and cake making. Well we loved his cake, but we had already chosen a planner and did not care for his catering of food. They even scheduled us another tasting for food, which we were not impressed with. When we informed him that we were not interested in using him for catering or wedding planning, he dropped us for making our cake. Dan doesn't even do the catering/wedding planning portion, it's his business partner. So because we didn't choose his business partner, he dropped us.
We were never interested in using him (or his partner, rather) for catering or wedding planning. We feel completely blind sided, and this is not good business. Now we are 4 months out from our wedding and back to square one with a wedding cake, one of the first things we thought we had checked off our list.
We would love for Dan the cake man to just make the cake and let us choose who we feel comfortable with doing the catering and planning. This post/rant isn't downgrading his product of cake making (his three layered chocolate sample cake was amazing!), but this is a warning to future prospects that he will try and sell you a whole package and could potentially drop you if you don't agree to an all-or-nothing.
WOW!!! HONESTLY!!! My team was contacted by an assistant of the brides mother. A consult date was set up for a FULL PRESENTATION of a ALL SERVICES! If it had just been for a cake why did the family come back a month later for a FOOD taste test? Which cost me $150 to produce!! I also gave them a custom $50 cake sample! Emails and texts to the brides mother went unanswered for weeks! I simply was uncomfortable with the demands placed and the extreme need for "HOLDING MY HANDS" at all turns! I emailed a respectful and regretful withdrawal of ALL QUOTES! REALLY!
Impossible to get in touch with. I mean, it took two months to get a return call or email after I booked him.
Cake was great and great price, although I had to remind him of what he quoted me over the phone.
I do not know who this bride may be. However, I have been dealing with a medical issue from Apr 2014 til recently. I was in the hospital 5 days. All is well now thankfully. I am basically a one person business. I must focus on the brides for any particular week. I do check in with brides the week prior to wedding generally to confirm details. And occasionally brides wait long periods to book after the consultation. I do not hold the worksheet indefinitely. So it is possible I did not have quoted price available off hand. Glad she liked her cake! THATS WANT REALLY COUNTS!!!!
Before I had planned anything for my wedding I knew I was calling Dan the cake man for the cakes. We have used cake makers for all kinda of occasions but especially for all of my friends and families weddings. Dan is awesome he will walk you through the process and help you pick the perfect cake. If you want traditional or something a little different dan the cake man and the staff at Cakemakers are the best!
$415 for 3layer cake ($75.00 - 60 mile delivery) The cake tasted incredible!The decoration on the cake was perfectly executed. BUT, the cake was not at all what I wanted!! At the consultation, we discussed a cake that was inspired by my dress, white with ivory and champagne flowers. The middle later should have lace similar to the lace on my dress. The flowers on the cake should have rhinestone picks stuck into the center of the fondant flowers . When it arrived The cake was so champagne that it was taupe. The flowers had pearls instead of rhinestones, the lace consisted of clusters of piped lines around the fondant flowers. I told him it wasn't what we talked about, but he said "white and champagne, right?" So I couldn't really say anything, it was white and champagne, just the wrong way. I thought it was so ugly that I almost had the venue keep it in the back, and serve it after dinner without having it on display. My florist came to the rescue and covered much of it with hydrangeas, & a spotlight on the cake changed its appearance to something acceptable. I blame the hideous cake on the fact that Dan is too busy to communicate with his brides. I sent him a few emails attempting to talk with him about the details to the cake. He never even said he got them until I showed up at his shop to make sure that he had seen the pictures I had sent. After the contract was signed, Dan never returned the 2 calls I made to him. The only time he called me was when he thought my mother's credit card wasn't going through. Then he called, when he thought he might not get his money. So should you let Dan make your cake? Only if you have a picture of exactly what you want your cake to look like and you don't want to talk to anyone between the consultation and the day of your wedding. I would not use them again, because even though they make a great tasting cake, it may very well be what Dan likes, and not what even close to what you envision!!!
Dan the Cakeman certainly lived up to his name! He created an amazing cake for my daughter's wedding! Many wedding cakes are pretty to look at but taste horrible - but not Dan's!
The guests commented on how moist and delicious the cake was! I promised to pass the compliments along to the baker! So, Dan - here's to YOU!
Dan - THANK YOU! You are amazing!
Dan "the Cakeman" Carey is absolutely amazing! I was able to tell him what I wanted and he delivered exactly that and much more. The wedding cake looked beautiful and tasted as good as it looked. Instead of using fondant like TLC the Cake Boss that sometimes doesn't taste good, Dan used real icing and smoothed it out and made it look even more polished. All of my guest thought that the wedding cake was best they ever had! Dan "the Cakeman" really outdid himself! I'm looking forward to eating the top of my cake for out first anniversary!
Dan the Cake man's cakes look as amazing as they taste. We had him do both our bride's and groom's cakes and we couldn't be happier.
Thank you ANONYMOUS...I KNOW who you are!!! It was such a pleasure meeting the two of you and your family and friends who helped you with the initial consultation. PLEASE SEND ME A PIC OF BOTH OF YOUR CAKES FOR ME TO PLACE IN MY ALBUMS!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE BEEN A PART OF YOUR "SPECIAL" DAY!
CONFECTIONALLY YOURS, Dan "the CAKEMAN"
Dan the Cakeman was one of my favorite vendors! My husband and I had a very quick engagement (4 1/2 months) so many vendors were already booked by the time we started our search. When I first contacted Cakemakers I was told they were booked for my date, after a few emails back and forth I received one from Dan saying "What is one more, I'll do it"! This was music to my ears! I had been to a few weddings before who had used him so I knew his cakes were amazing but I do believe ours were the best! He immediately jumped on board to my husbands idea of an orange and white checker board UT cake! Not only did our cakes look amazing but they tasted even better! Thank you "Dan the Cakeman" for being so easy to work with and just an overall joy!
I tried one of Dan's cakes at a wedding expo. After trying many other samples, I knew his was the cake I had to have at my wedding! Dan created a beautiful cake for me that matched my colors perfectly, and a fishing themed groom's cake for my husband. Both cakes were GONE.
I had a cherry blossom wedding theme and provided a picture to them on how I would like the cake to look. The colors of the blossoms were not exactly what I had in mind but it did still come out beautiful. Just go over the details and get it in writing :) Cake tasted wonderful and we did get compliments on it.
Dan the Cakeman was great! My cake was beautiful AND tasty. The only minor complaint I would have is that he is hard to get ahole of sometimes. However, that was more than made up for when I saw my cake on my wedding day! Definitely use Dan - I found him to be the best deal and taste, and I did tons of research!
My wedding cake was perfect! We got a groom's cake also, and it was a special design that Dan had never done before, and it was perfect too. We got a coulple of 8" rounds with samples of different icings and fillings before the wedding so we could decide the combo we liked best. Best of all Dan uses some type of buttercream icing that looks as good as fondant, but tastes MUCH better. I didn't worry about my cakes at all. Dan is a true professional, and a perfectionist.