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Laura Lehn · Married on 09/28/2019
Words can’t express the sentiment, beauty and of course the totally absolutely delicious desserts Melissa made. I’ve used her for years!!Sent on 09/29/2019
Jordan · Married on 05/11/2019
Melissa helped bring my cake vision to life. I am not a fan of big wedding cakes, and prefer simple and understated. I wanted a smaller display cake, but I also wanted to surprise my husband and have that cake be his favorite (cookies and cream) - and I could NOT find anyone that offered that, until stumbling across Melissa's page! It was exactly what I wanted!
... also, not kidding when I say we are constantly tempted to take the frozen cake out of the freezer instead of waiting for our 1 year anniversary. It was that good!
Sent on 07/02/2019
Melissa's Simply Sweet, LLC's reply:Jordan,
Heather · Married on 10/27/2018
Amazing Experience, all around exceeded expectations
My experience with Melissa's Sweets was absolutely amazing. We absolutely loved working with her and the cake was beautiful and delicious. We showed her a pic from Pinterest and she exceeded our expectations on the execution. We loved the cake so much that we have requested she make more just for us to enjoy!Sent on 11/09/2018
Melissa's Simply Sweet, LLC's reply:Thank you Heather!! It was a pleasure to add a little sweetness to your special day. I look for to baking for you again soon! Xo
Noelle · Married on 09/02/2018
Melissa is wonderful! She did an amazing job creating a dessert display for my sister-in-law's wedding. The dessert display was my gift to her for the wedding, so I wanted to make sure that it would be amazing and it definitely was! Several of the guests (who were from out of town) asked me if Melissa would ship the Chocolate Crinkle cookies because they loved them SO much! Not only were the treats amazing, but Melissa was great about working with us on delivery with our crazy schedule, I would highly recommend her for your wedding needs!Sent on 09/10/2018
shanty · Married on 06/22/2018
The cake was delicious!!! I highly recommend the honey lavender flavor!! Very flexible and professional!Sent on 10/09/2018
Melissa's Simply Sweet, LLC's reply:Congratulations!! You both look gorgeous! I was honored to added a little sweetness to your magical day!
JESSICA · Married on 05/12/2018
Melissa worked with exactly what we wanted for our cake and she was easy to work with. The flavors were fabulous and it all came out as we wanted.Sent on 07/04/2018
Melissa's Simply Sweet, LLC's reply:It was a pleasure to work with you both! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness!
Jessica · Married on 10/14/2017
Melissa,Sent on 10/26/2017
We wanted to extend our gratitude and appreciation for making our wedding day even more special with our sweet treats! The cake was beautifully decorated, you are so talented! The cupcakes for our guests were a great hit, too! We are so glad we choose you to make our day even more special!
Jessica and Justin
Melisa · Married on 10/06/2017
Melissa was great from beginning to end. I needed a wedding cake within a weeks time and she accommodated all my needs. The cake that she made for our wedding with honey lavender and that was the best cake I've ever tasted in my entire life. I had several people come up to me and said it was the best cake they had ever tasted! She is highly recommended! She also increased my cake size when I asked her to as well as came early to build a support for the cake topper I had thought. She was amazing!Sent on 02/07/2017
Melissa's Simply Sweet, LLC's reply:Thank you Melisa! It was a pleasure to work with you and I am thrilled your day was a little extra sweet! Congratulations on your wedding!!
Ashley · Married on 08/26/2017
Melissa was an absolute pleasure to work with! Her professionalism was top notch. My wife and I were searching for a baker who could guarantee a peanut-free cake for our wedding and we were recommended by a family member to reach out to Melissa. Come to find out, she is a fellow peanut-allergy Mama which made me feel more than confident in her ability to guarantee my son could safely eat this cake! Her at-home state of the art bakers kitchen was not only gorgeous but fully functioning and smelled of delicious aromas as soon as we walked in! The tasting immediately proved we would look no further and we ended up booking her for a 5-tier wedding cake with four different flavors...the lemon blueberry is absolutely to-die-for!!!! Guests are still talking about the cake ;)Sent on 09/24/2017
Melissa's Simply Sweet, LLC's reply:I absolutely adored working with you and Christina, actually I love baking for your whole family! I can’t wait to work with you again in the future. Congratulations to you both!!
Jessi · Married on 07/22/2017
While in the process of finding a wedding cake baker, I was open-minded and flexible and, yet, I was surprised by the lack of professionalism at some bakeries and was feeling disenchanted with this part of the planning process…that is, until we met Melissa!Sent on 08/30/2017
From the beginning, she was the most responsive baker via email. (We hired Richmond vendors though we live in Arlington, so this was very important to me.) At our in-person meeting, which was quick and easy to set up, we were immediately impressed with her beautiful work space and her very obvious superior level of knowledge and professionalism. We tasted her delicious samples and talked for a bit and, for the first time, a vendor got just as excited as we were about our vision for the day! Her creative juices were flowing through that first conversation and, although she was open to our ideas and any changes even up to a few weeks before The Big Day, her initial ideas and sketched design ended up being perfect! We got many compliments on both the design and taste of our gorgeous cake.
I’m very grateful we found her and would highly recommend Melissa to any couple! She was very easy to work with - a great communicator, flexible and happy to answer questions, conveniently allowed me to sign everything electronically and make payments via Square, and, of course, the cake was magnificent in appearance and taste! Don’t hesitate – Hire Melissa!
Carla · Married on 06/03/2017
Melissa's Simply Sweet made the cake for daughter's wedding! Her wedding was June 3, 2017 and the cake was simply fabulous! So many commented on the taste and the design. In our initial meeting with Melissa she actually drew the design of the cake after speaking with us and viewing a few of cake designs we like. Melissa is a talented professional who takes pride in her work. Thanks so much for your outstanding service.Sent on 06/13/2017
Melissa's Simply Sweet, LLC's reply:Thank you Carla! It was a complete pleasure to work with you both!
Lorianne · Married on 04/22/2017
Melissa is absolutely fantastic and a pleasure to work with. She took all of my requests and made the wedding cake so awesome. All of the guests complimented on it. She also made a custom groom's cake for the rehearsal dinner which had a bunch of hand painted sports logo's and it was completely perfect! The cake is delicious!Sent on 05/05/2017
Melissa's Simply Sweet, LLC's reply:It was a complete pleasure working with you both! I wish you so much happiness!! Thank you!!
Nikki · Married on 10/16/2016
We used Melissa's Simply Sweet for our wedding cake (and cupcakes) and couldn't have been happier with our experience. The consultation, service, and final product all exceeded our expectations. Melissa worked with us to create a vision that fit the aesthetic of our wedding and that was within our budget as well -- and she delivered on a Sunday, which is not as common as you would think! If we had it to do all over again, we would use Melissa's Simply Sweet again in a heartbeat. This is a baker who knows her stuff and delivers seriously delicious confections.Sent on 01/12/2017
Melissa's Simply Sweet, LLC's reply:Nikki & Bruce it was an absolute pleasure working with you both!! Thank you!!
Valerie · Married on 10/15/2016
Melissa brought in cupcakes for the staff at my school a few years ago, and sometimes I still dream about those cupcakes. So when I was tasked with putting together the cookie table at my brother's wedding last fall (huge tradition in Pittsburgh weddings), I knew Melissa was the person I had to contact. I got a variety of cookies and bars, all of which were fantastic and the guests at the wedding really enjoyed them. Now I dream about her cupcakes AND her lemon bars. Also her chocolate chip cookies. Also her brownies. Okay, well you get the point! Melissa's service was delicious, timely, and professional, and I look forward to calling her up again next time I'm in need of a great variety of treats!Sent on 06/27/2017
Melissa's Simply Sweet, LLC's reply:Valerie you are so sweet! I had so much fun making your sweets and look forward to baking for you again in the future!
Luisa · Married on 10/09/2016
Melissa was a pleasure to work with for my son and daughter in law's October 2016 wedding. We were in a time crunch and Melissa was professional, attentive and provided solutions to accommodate their wedding. She made a gorgeous and delicious wedding cake that bride, groom and guests enjoyed.Sent on 01/12/2017
Melissa's Simply Sweet, LLC's reply:Thank you Luisa! It was a pleasure working with you.
Emily · Married on 10/01/2016
Melissa was very helpful in a time of need.Sent on 01/12/2017
When you are planning a wedding, you get an idea in your head and you just HAVE to have it. Well this happened to me - I found a cake on Pinterest and just NEEDED it as my Groom's cake! A surprise for my fiance to really make him smile. It was a Yeti cooler filled with Bass!!! Perfect. Well, this cake was about to not make it to my rehearsal dinner until Melissa at Melissa's Simply Sweet came in to save the day!
With terribly short notice, I called Melissa to see if she could accommodate the request. I appreciated how honest she was in her reply. It turned out, to get the cake that I had seen on Pinterest was going to be out of budget. Shocker. However, she was quick to give suggestions to adjust the cake a bit in order to fit my budget. I had contacted other cake shops in Richmond who had not offered this service, just ended the conversations. This made me realize that Melissa really was personally interested in making my day special. And it was much appreciated!!
The cake turned out beautifully. My husband was in shock when he saw it. It caught his attention right away and he walked over to the table and pointed with a childlike smile, "is this for me?" It was awesome. All of his groomsmen were applauding how real the Bass looked and how perfect the cooler was!! Even the event staff at the country club were gawking over it. I got the simple chocolate cake, for a simple crowd, with the vanilla buttercream icing. Yum :) Definite win for me, with lots of cool points added. All thanks to Melissa not giving up and taking my challenge!!
I would highly recommend Melissa to all, and do it often! I am friends with her shop on facebook and see all of her new creative ideas that I plan to recreate for myself on my next occasion!
Melissa's Simply Sweet, LLC's reply:Emily, I am so happy I was able to help make your evening a success! I had a blast making the groom cake! Thank you for your sweet review!
Kathry · Married on 09/24/2016
I found out about Melissa through my sister. My niece has a nut free alert to nuts. BeacauseSent on 07/28/2017
We had are wedding in the fall on sept 24,2017. We picked out sunflowers with buttercream frosting choc chip cake and French vanilla. Highly would recommend her.
Melissa's Simply Sweet, LLC's reply:Thanks Kathy! It was a pleasure to work with you!
Jennifer · Married on 06/25/2016
Best place to get a cake ever! We LOVED Melissa from the moment we met her at our tasting. She was willing to make our budget, and our vision for our wedding a reality. The cakes were delicious, (we did a small cake for my husband and I, and mini cupcakes for the guests) and beautiful! She had such great advice about what to choose to compliment our meals and portion sizes. Everyone raved about the cupcakes, and 6 months later, my husband and I still talk about them! My only regret was not ordering more to stick in our freezer so we could enjoy them for more than just our wedding day!Sent on 01/18/2017
Erica · Married on 09/12/2015
My now husband and I had the unfortunate pleasure of trying to plan a wedding plan B around the hurricane. Melissa followed up with us a few days before the wedding ensuring it was still happening and to clear up some last minute details regarding color scheme and flowers for the cake. Given the weather, I trusted Melissa to do what she felt best given our colors. She did not disappoint. The cutting cake was gorgeous and we got so many compliments on the mini cupcakes. I would definitely recommend her in the future to anyone.Sent on 09/27/2018
Melissa's Simply Sweet, LLC's reply:Erica,
Bonnie · Married on 02/07/2015
Wow!!! I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful cake to celebrate our special day! The cake was the easiest part of our event, Melissa was wonderful from the first phone call all the way up until our special day. She was so understanding of my crazy anxiousness and never batted an eye! The best part is that the cake tasted as amazing as it looked. I can't tell you how many inquiries and compliments I have received. Thank you Melissa's simply sweet for making our day even more beautiful!!Sent on 02/23/2015
Melissa's Simply Sweet, LLC's reply:Thank You Bonnie!! It was wonderful to work with you!!
Melanie · event on: 01/24/2015
I am always happy with Melissa's cakes and desserts. She is so wonderful to work with!Sent on 02/23/2015
Melissa's Simply Sweet, LLC's reply:Thank you Melanie! I can't wait to work with you for future events!
Steve · event on: 01/09/2015
Excellent service and quality. Cake was beautiful and delicious!! Highly recommend!Sent on 02/23/2015
Melissa's Simply Sweet, LLC's reply:Thanks Steve! I look forward to working with you again!!
Tiffany · event on: 01/01/2015
Cake was amazing!!! Best we have ever had!!! Beautiful artistry and fabulous taste ... Supreme serviceSent on 02/23/2015
Melissa's Simply Sweet, LLC's reply:Thank you Tiffany! I enjoyed working with you and look forward to working with you again in the future!
Lisa · Married on 12/14/2014
I contacted Melissa from Melissa's Simply Sweet to make a vow renewal cake for me. The selection of flavors was the first thing that wowed me! I went with a chocolate cake with raspberry filling which was divine!Sent on 02/23/2015
I thought it couldn't get any better, but the decorating of the cake was even more impressive. Melissa is a true artist and her cakes are "big city" impressive!
I can't wait to have another occasion to use Melissa's Simply Sweet!
Melissa's Simply Sweet, LLC's reply:Thank you Lisa!! It was a pleasure to meet you and I look forward to working with you again for your future events!
User4816487 · 2+ years ago
My cake was amazing. I explained what I wanted and she nailed it. So pretty I didn't want to cut it. We had a tasting and had 4 flavors and had a hard time choosing as they were all fabulous. I let the groom pick the flavor.Sent on 02/24/2015
All our guests love it and asked what bakery we ordered from. What a great compliment!