Irene's Cakes by Design Reviews

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90 Reviews for Irene's Cakes by Design

Recommended by 99% of couples

4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Erin · Married on 10/07/2017

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    We met with Irene almost a year ago to plan our dessert for our wedding this past weekend at the Red Clover Inn! We worked with her to create a delicious cake to cut and then had her make us mini pecan and pumpkin pies for our guests. Everyone was raving about our dessert! Thank you so much, Irene!

    Sent on 10/10/2017

    Irene's Cakes by Design's reply:

    You are very welcome! Best wishes in your new marriage.
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    Taylor · Married on 07/22/2017

    5.0
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    Irene did an outstanding job of planning, designing and delivering our cake and desserts. She had a wonderful cake tasting for us as we began planning our cake. We must have had ten pieces of cake, all with different frostings, layers, etc. She was very patient as we made our decision on the perfect cake for us! Irene also helped us design a beautiful cake for our wedding. It was so perfectly simple, yet still had beautiful details. Irene's cake was exactly what we wanted. Irene worked very well with our florist/coordinator to deliver and decorate the cake. She also provided us with a beautiful and delicious assortment of desserts for our guests! Overall, Irene did an absolutely perfect job. I can't recommend her enough!!

    Sent on 07/31/2017
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    Linda · Married on 06/29/2017

    5.0
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    As the mother of the bride and event coordinator, I must write a review with the highest regard for Cakes by Irene. My daughter designed a dessert bar and Irene was more than flexible as we determined what items should be served and quantities. There were even last minute (minor) changes for which she was more than accommodating. The entire table was absolutely award winning in appearance and taste! As a matter of fact, many of the gluten free guests said that her chocolate cake was the BEST cake that they have ever had!

    Sent on 07/01/2017

    Irene's Cakes by Design's reply:

    Thank you Linda, It was a pleasure to work with you for Julie and Tom's wedding dessert buffet. Best wishes.
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    Elizabeth · Married on 06/17/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Irene made us an amazing cake for our wedding day that was both beautiful, and delicious! We're so glad to have found her. She came recommended by our venue, and we're so glad that we were able to get in touch with her and book our date! When we first met with her we were able to discuss our vision, try different types of cake, and she was able to accommodate my inability to have dairy (I was so happy to be able to eat my wedding cake!!). I wasn't sure what to expect from our tasting, but we were able to try different flavors, discuss what we liked and design our cake with her. When she sent us a mock-up design, I knew we had made the right choice! She responded quickly to our emails, and the cake was so beautiful I almost had a hard time cutting into it! It was delicious and we continue to get compliments on how great it tasted. Plus, the guests who had food allergies like me were able to have slices from my dairy-free layer!

    Sent on 07/05/2017

    Irene's Cakes by Design's reply:

    Hi Elizabeth and Joe,
    It was my pleasure to work with you both. Best wishes for your future together.
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    kathryn · Married on 05/20/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    We could not have been happier with our wedding cake made by Irene. She made the cake exactly the way I dreamed it would be. She provided literally EVERY single option possible during her tasting, which was really awesome. And not only was the cake beautiful, but DELICIOUS. I am already looking forward to our first anniversary so we can eat the topper we saved! We would work with Irene again in a heartbeat. We 100% without any hesitation recommend Irene's Cakes by Design.

    Sent on 06/08/2017

    Irene's Cakes by Design's reply:

    Thank you very much Kathryn.
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    Joanna · Married on 11/05/2016

    5.0
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    Irene's cake was beautiful and delicious. She was wonderful to work with.

    Sent on 11/13/2016
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    Katharine · Married on 10/22/2016

    5.0
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      5.0
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    I cannot say enough good things about Irene. She was wonderful to work with from the beginning planning stages to following up after our wedding day. Our cake was not only visually stunning but it was absolutely delicious. I lost count of how many guests said it was by far the best wedding cake they ever had. It was definitely one of the highlights of our wedding! Absolutely recommend!!

    Sent on 10/24/2016
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    Kathy · Married on 10/01/2016

    5.0
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    My son and daughter-in-law were married yesterday. Irene Maston of Irene's Cakes by Design made a BEAUTIFUL 3 tiered wedding cake and an amazing Groom's cake. Absolutely perfect! Not only did the cakes look amazing, they tasted so very good! Irene was a pleasure to talk with, so pleasant, helpful, gracious and so very kind. You will NOT be disappointed should you decide to choose Irene for your special occasion. Highly recommended! Thank you Irene!!!

    Sent on 10/02/2016
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    Paige · Married on 09/24/2016

    5.0
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    Our cake was everything we wanted, beautiful and delicious. Working with Irene was a pleasure she made the process so easy and is a true artist.

    Sent on 09/30/2016

    Irene's Cakes by Design's reply:

    Dear Paige and Patrick, I enjoyed making your cake and cake topper so much. Thank you!
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    Cailin · Married on 09/24/2016

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Irene's cakes are as beautiful as they are delicious and they are INSANELY DELICIOUS! My only regret is that we did not get two. Why didn't we do a groom's cake?! She is wonderful to work with and managed to turn our hodgepodge of ideas into something cohesive and gorgeous. If only I could find an excuse to commission another cake.

    Sent on 07/16/2017
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    Lauren · Married on 08/13/2016

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Could not be more pleased with our cake from Irene! The tasting was the highlight of our wedding planning, and the cake itself a highlight of the wedding. Irene will not disappoint!! EVERY cake and frosting flavor we tried was better than the last, and Irene herself was sweet and fun to work with. If you're getting married anywhere in the New England area, PLEASE do yourself a favor and go to Irene's for your cake, cupcakes, grooms cake - she can make anything.

    Sent on 08/21/2016
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    Lauren · Married on 08/06/2016

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    We visited Irene in Ludlow and she helped us design the most stunning and delicious cake! She was extremely attentive and executed everything brilliantly. We even asked her to make a surprise cake for my husband a few months after our tasting (his birthday was at midnight of our wedding) and she had the tasting notes saved and made his favorite one. Highly recommend!

    Sent on 01/12/2017

    Irene's Cakes by Design's reply:

    thank you , thank you. your cake was so much fun to make!
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    Olivia · Married on 07/30/2016

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    She clearly loves what she does and it shows- while she does offer a million flavor and design options, we chose our own and she was extremely flexible and happy to do just that. It looked and tasted AMAZING.

    Sent on 08/25/2016

    Irene's Cakes by Design's reply:

    It was a pleasure to work with you, Olivia and a fun design for your wedding cake. The event was just beautiful!
  • User5611723 · 2+ years ago

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    I have a gluten and dairy intolerance, so that idea of eating cake at my wedding is a dream. Irene made this come true, and with so many options for flavors and fillings. She is truly an artist and able to design anything you wish. The cake topper made to look like our dogs was perfect and completely included in her cake pricing. We will keep that topper and cherish it for years to come. Take a load of stress off your plate and call Irene, she will take care of everything and make it look easy too!

    Sent on 08/21/2016

    Irene's Cakes by Design's reply:

    Thank you Brianna, It was a pleasure to work with you and contribute to your wedding celebration by making your cake.
  • User6136524 · 2+ years ago

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Our wedding cake and cupcakes looked absolutely gorgeous and tasted great too! We chose to go with a small cutting cake as well as 150 cupcakes for our guests. The cake was vanilla with Oreo filling, and cupcakes came in 4 different favors for our guests: carrot cake, chocolate, vanilla, and red velvet (each with their own different frosting as well and design). The cake and cupcakes were delivered with no issues and guests kept complimenting how great they looked and how good they tasted! Irene was a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her for your wedding cake!

    Sent on 06/27/2016
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    Mindy · Married on 06/11/2016

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    It was great! she made sure we had everything we needed and if we did not she would work with us until we did. She also said that if we did not want to save our top cake from our wedding that she would be glad to make us one in a year, if we like that. The different flavors she had for us to try and choice from was a great amount. The price for the cake was really good. Also she told us how we could save our sugar flowers from our cake. That I did not know you could do.

    Sent on 12/18/2016
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    Justin · Married on 06/04/2016

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    My partner and I could not have been happier with our choice of selecting Irene to make our wedding cake! Some things are meant to be and I think finding Iren was one of them!!! Irene came highly recommended! Our hotel, florist, event planner and photographer all unanimously said Irene makes the best wedding cakes in all of Vermont if not New England! I have to say originally we were not sure if we would have a wedding cake (maybe too traditional) – but we gave it some thought and are so glad we decided to have cake at our wedding. Both my partner and I have a small family so we invited our parents and my sister along to join us for the cake tasting. We thought this was a big deal for us because how often in life do you get to go to a cake tasting? The entire family was very excited and looking forward to it! Irene bent over backwards for us and was so accommodating. Irene was so enthusiastic, organized and helpful during the cake tasting. She went to great lengths to show us sample design options, styles and provided a lot of cake and frosting options to taste and choice from. Irene’s passion truly comes through for loving what she does and that really showed in the final product. Irene created the most beautiful wedding cake for our special day and it tasted amazing! We were so fortunate we found Irene and could not have asked for a better wedding cake! Irene was so much fun to work with! We highly recommend anyone looking for an amazing, out of this world cake for their special day to contact Irene.

    Sent on 09/28/2016

    Irene's Cakes by Design's reply:

    Thank you so much!! and I am thrilled that you loved everything abut your time with me. Best wishes to you both.
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    Kerry · Married on 05/21/2016

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    Irene was absolutely wonderful! The experience, from setting up the cake tasting, pre-wedding communication and the final wonderful tasty result was all effortless and fun. Our out of town guests were all very impressed with the cake! We were able to save a top tier for our one year anniversary. My husband and I would highly recommend Irene.

    Sent on 06/08/2016
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    melissa · Married on 05/21/2016

    5.0
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    Our beautiful wedding cake was also absolutely delicious! It was a pleasure working with Irene. Irene offers a very large variety of different cake, frosting and filling flavors; which are all offered at her cake tasting appointments. Her portfolio is filled with many different styles of cakes, we chose a simple tiered cake that was decorated with fresh flowers (provided by our florist). The cake was delivered, set up, decorated without any issue. And it was also completely devoured by our guests without issue :) My husband and I chose to order a first year anniversary cake to bring home... but in all honesty it was so delicious, we finished it after our honeymoon (and it was still so darn delicious)!! We chose 2 different cakes- 1. Lemon chiffon cake with 2 layers of seedless raspberry buttercream filling and 1 layer of bergamot buttercream 2. triple chocolate cake with 2 layers of oreo buttercream and 1 layer of chocolate raspberry ganache- the exterior of the cake tiers was vanilla buttercream.
    Our beautiful cake was also reasonably priced!

    Sent on 06/25/2016

    Irene's Cakes by Design's reply:

    Thank you Melissa. It was my pleasure to create your delicious cake! Best wishes to you and Chris!
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    Rebecca J · Married on 05/14/2016

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Irene did a fabulous job with our daughter and son-in-law's wedding day desserts and cakes! We had a cutting cake, cupcakes and cookies and more. Irene was a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend her to anyone getting married in Vermont or anywhere else. She is so accommodating and pleasant......and does fabulous work. Thank you Thank you Thank you

    Sent on 05/17/2016

    Irene's Cakes by Design's reply:

    Hi Rebecca, You are very very welcome. I love my work!
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    Jennifer · Married on 03/06/2016

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Irene did a fabulous job with our wedding day desserts! We had a cutting cake, cupcakes and macarons. In addition, we had a grooms cake that we served at our rehearsal dinner, which was a HUGE hit! We are skiers and she made a ski mountain cake, complete with my husband and I skiing down and all of our favorite trail names from our local mountain. Irene was a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend her to anyone getting married in Vermont!

    Sent on 03/27/2016

    Irene's Cakes by Design's reply:

    Thank you Jennifer and John. It was fun to work with you and help make your wedding day memorable.
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    AnaLynn · Married on 01/02/2016

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Irene was a pleasure to work with, from start to finish. Her cakes are absolutely delicious and I'm looking forward to eating the top of my wedding cake on my 1 year anniversary! You won't be disappointed with a cake by Irene.

    Sent on 02/08/2016

    Irene's Cakes by Design's reply:

    Thank you so much. It was a pleasure to work with you and help with your wedding celebration.
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    Kristen · Married on 10/24/2015

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Irene did our wedding cake and also cupcakes for our wedding on 10/24/15. During the planning process she did a great job explaining our options and really making sure she understood what we were looking for. She was flexible with our requests and was very professional. After meeting with her and looking at samples and photos of cakes that she has done in the past I was confident we were going to get a beautiful cake. Photos don't compare to the real thing! Our cake was beyond anything I could have imagined and it was everything that we had asked for and more. The design and execution were flawless. A true work of art. The flavor, taste, and consistency of both the cake and cupcakes were 100% perfect. Everyone enjoyed trying all the different cupcakes and frostings. Thank you Irene for being a part of our special day and helping make memories for us.
    Kristen and Alex

    Sent on 11/11/2015

    Irene's Cakes by Design's reply:

    Thank you Kristen. Everything about your wedding was beautiful. I'm glad that I was able to help in your celebration. May you have many happy years to come.
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    Colleen · Married on 10/17/2015

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Irene did beautiful work and we loved loved loved our wedding cake. She paid attention to every detail and the cake fit in beautifully with our wedding decor. The cake was delicious and guests that don't even eat cake were asking for a 2nd piece! Irene delivered the cake on time and was very reliable. Highly recommend! - Colleen and Alex

    Sent on 10/19/2015

    Irene's Cakes by Design's reply:

    thank you Colleen and Alex. May your memories of your wedding celebration last a life time!
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    Elaine · Married on 09/06/2015

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Irene designed a wonderful cake for our wedding. We had last minute changes to our wedding guest list and she was able to accommodate us. Irene worked with our florist (Bonnie Hawley) to put flowers on the cake and have the cake displayed on a wooden slab. The cake turned out wonderfully. We saved the top layer and have been slowly eating our way through it!

    Sent on 09/10/2015