11 User photos
Amanda Carter · Married on 11/16/2019
Mary Ann was a complete joy to work with- not only was she super sweet, she was professional and responsive. She made coming up with a design easy and brought great ideas to the table! Apart from the look of the cake, which was gorgeous, the taste was amazing! Our guests kept telling us how good it was.Sent on 12/06/2019
The Fancy Cake Box's reply:Amanda, thank you so much! I absolutely loved our time together and you were such a joy to create with. Allowing me the freedom with your cake vision, made my experience incrediblely rewarding and fun! I wish you and Dylan the best life together filled with many blessing! xoxo
Julia · Married on 09/01/2019
Beautiful Focal Point
First, I cannot write this review without saying what an absolute pleasure Mary Ann is; she is such a nice person and really listens to everything you ask for when it comes to the look and taste of your cake. She was always accessible via email or telephone, and constantly kept us updated with the timeline to get information back to her and also sketches of what our cake would look like. Our wedding cake adventure with The Fancy Cake Box began with our cake tasting in Mary Ann's home. We had looked at some other cake vendors in the Lake Placid area where we got married, but their decorative skills paled in comparison AND they were very costly for what you got. We had what I liked to call a "woodland fairy tale" sort of wedding, with Adirondack-woodland charm. Naturally we wanted a birch cake. Now, I'm sure you've seen some "birch" cakes out there that are just white frosting with black lines...that is what other bakers do. Mary Ann is the real deal! Mary Anne crafts her cakes in such a way that it looks like legitimate tree bark! Our cake was so realistic and rustic in the most beautiful way. Then she also made gum past flowers that perfectly matched our cake topper and were so pretty! The cake was a real focal point at our wedding reception.Sent on 10/28/2019
So after all of that, you might think that to have a large cake and so amazingly decorated, it must be dry or taste like typical wedding cake...not so! Mary Ann is seriously skilled. Everyone was raving for weeks after our wedding over how moist and delicious the cake was. She makes her own fondant and it's actually good! Our cake flavor was maple with a vanilla buttercream, and it was SO GOOD! We can't wait to eat the top tier for our first anniversary!!
If you're getting married in upstate NY and want to have the prettiest and most delicious wedding cake, that will fill you with present tastiness and wonderful memories for years to come, then you should go with The Fancy Cake Box!
The Fancy Cake Box's reply:Julia, you have overwhelmed me to tears with your wonderful and detailed review! Planning this past year with you was just the best experience and we created a beautiful cake together. Knowing the look you wanted, made my part easy...we created a cake dream come true for us both! Thank you for allowing me to play a role in your wedding celebration. May you and John be blessed with a life time of happiness, good health and prosperity. xoxo
Isabelle Flora-Miller · Married on 08/17/2019
beautiful and tasty wedding cake
Mary Ann created the perfect wedding cake for us, it was everything that we had asked for. It was five tier with a beautiful cascade of flowers running down it. Everyone raved about the taste and were astonished by how beautiful it was. I can honestly say that she is the best wedding cake baker in the area and that if you want a cake that will blow everyone away, you should go with her. She is very professional and will not disappoint you.Sent on 09/30/2019
The Fancy Cake Box's reply:Isabelle, I am so thankful and appreciative of your kind words and review. Creating with you and Jessie was wonderful as you described exactly how you wanted your wedding cake to look, and we did it; we made your cake dream come true! Thank you again for saying #yestothecake from the Fancy Cake Box. May you have a lifetime filled with many blessings💖
Melissa · Married on 08/10/2019
Mary Ann created an ABSOLUTELY AMAZING cake for our Lake Placid wedding! She was so wonderful to work with; kind, compassionate, flexible and a REALLY good baker! Thank you Mary Ann!
Truly I have so words. Thank you SO much for being part of our best day ever!
Thank you again!
Melissa and MarkSent on 10/29/2019
The Fancy Cake Box's reply:Melissa, our time together was fun and I enjoyed all of our communications this past year. Getting to meet you in person right before your wedding was absolutely PRICELESS...what a wonderful surprise for us both!!! Thank you again for allowing me to play a role in your "Best Day Ever"; the pleasure was all mine. May you, Mark and your blending family be blessed with a lifetime of happiness, good health and prosperity. xo
Katherine Coyle · Married on 07/09/2019
Absolutely the best!
Mary Ann created the most spectacular cake for my wedding. She was so easy to work with and she listened to my vision and brought it to life. Not only was the cake GORGEOUS, it was the most delicious cake I've ever tasted. It brought back flavors from my childhood and made the night even more special. My husband and I cannot wait for our one year anniversary so we can dig into that top tier that we froze! Mary Ann and her cakes are simply THE BEST.Sent on 10/24/2019
The Fancy Cake Box's reply:Katherine, thank you so much! Planning with you and your parents this past year, has been just pure joy. Having my cake bring back a childhood "flavor" memory, is a cake dream come true for us both! If I could give you a client rating, it would be 5 stars! May you and Roy be blessed with a life time filled with happiness, love and good health! xo
Beth Flora · Married on 05/11/2019
Mike's celebration cake
Best cake and artist in the area. Cake was great. If you need a cake for wedding, birthday or any occasion I highly recommend you Maryann a call.Sent on 12/30/2019
The Fancy Cake Box's reply:Thank you Beth, creating Mike’s cake was a labor of love and I’m so glad you liked it! Mike was a good friend and he is truly missed by all his family and friends. 💖
Savannah Douglas · Married on 10/13/2018
Not only beautiful but delicious
Mary Ann was wonderful to work with! Her cupcakes and cake were not only beautiful but most important, delicious! She has so many flavors to choose from. we loved them all; although we must say peanut butter was our favorite. She was attentive and was able to answer all our questions throughout the planning process. I would highly recommend the fancy cake box to future couples!Sent on 12/31/2018
The Fancy Cake Box's reply:Thank you so much Savannah; it was a pleasure to create with you and Tom! I must admit, you are the first couple to request so many different flavors; so glad the cupcakes were enjoyed by all. Wishing you a life time of happiness and good health💖
Kristin · Married on 08/12/2018
Mary Ann is an artist! The cupcakes and cake she created for us were stunning and delicious! We had many guests tell us it was the BEST cake and cupcakes they have EVER HAD (and that was our feeling too)! Working will Mary Ann was stress free! She is professional, friendly and warm! If you want to defy your guests expectations, this is the baker to go with.Sent on 08/14/2018
The Fancy Cake Box's reply:Thank you so much Kristin! You were a joy to work with and I loved that you knew exactly what you wanted in design. I was so happy to create gum paste Lisianthis flowers for you; a flower I had never created before...so much fun to do! You and Nick are adorable together and I wish you a life time of happiness, good health and prosperity! XOXO
Audrey Godlewski · Married on 07/22/2018
An Amazing Creation
My family and I had the great privilege of having a unique cake designed by Mary Ann Whisher. The occasion was a Celebration of Life for family and friends to honor our beloved husband/father. She executed a most incredible design depicting various stages of his life.....an amazing artistic display. The cake was the highlight of the day and guests raved about the taste as well as the creativity. I give her my highest recommendation.Sent on 12/08/2018
The Fancy Cake Box's reply:Thank you so much Audrey! It was an honor and a privilage to create Steve's Celebration of Life cake. Many tears of joy and sorrow went into Steve's cake. We all are truly blessed to have had Steve in our lives and he is deeply missed! xoxo, Mary Ann
Allie · Married on 07/21/2018
AMAZING! Mary Ann is the sweetest and you can tell she really loves what she does! Our wedding cake was exactly what I hoped for and MORE! It was delicious! We live in Colorado and I was so nervous finding someone to make us our cake without being able to do any cake tasting but Mary was generous enough to ship us cake samples so that we could still get the full effect of our wedding planning experience! I highly recommend The Fancy Cake Box!Sent on 07/23/2018
The Fancy Cake Box's reply:Allie thank you so much! I'm so glad you and Derek loved your wedding cake; as I thoroughly enjoyed creating it for you. You were such a pleasure to work with too! I hope we will be able to create together again. May you be blessed with a life time of good health, happiness and prosperity! xoxo
Aleta · Married on 05/26/2018
I had a coconut cake with salted caramel icing. The fondant was amazing! The people who did not like fondant raved about this cake! Beautifully decorated! Loved it and Mary Ann is terrific to deal with! Love her!Sent on 05/30/2018
The Fancy Cake Box's reply:You were a joy to create with Aleta and I was so glad we had the opportunity to reconnect after all these years! Thank you for your lovely review and for choosing us to make your beautiful wedding cake. xoxo
Peggy · event on: 05/25/2018
For my daughter’s bridal shower Maryann made cupcakes with fruit filling and the best buttercream frosting ever...all the guests just absolutely loved them...definitely highly recommend for any event...thank you Maryann so muchSent on 07/08/2018
The Fancy Cake Box's reply:Thank you so much Peggy! It was a joy to make Katie’s cupcakes and what a beautiful shower you and Tenny created for her. Thank you for alowing me to be a part of this joyous ocassion! XOXO
Marianne · Married on 12/09/2017
Baby shower cake and birthday cake. I would recommend the fancy cake box to anyone.. Mary Ann is very creative and her finished product not only looks good but is delicious. Her professionalism and attention to details is outstandingSent on 12/06/2017
The Fancy Cake Box's reply:Thank you Marianne, I love creating for your family. You have a wonderful imagination when it comes to cake ideas and I look forward to our next cake endeavor!
Donna · Married on 10/28/2017
The Grooms cake Maryann made for my nephew was perfect in every detail. It was a big hit at the wedding as the guests could not believe the workmanship on the jet ski, Ryon and Bella. It was the most fantastic cake I had ever seen.Sent on 11/10/2017
The Fancy Cake Box's reply:Donna I really enjoyed the experience of creating Ryon's cake. Your imaginative mind made me think outside the box, and learn many lessons along the way. I can't tell you how much I love that! Challenge is always good for the body, mind and spirit! Please let me know when you'd like to create together again.
Jennifer · Married on 10/21/2017
I can't say enough great things about The Fancy Cake Box and owner Mary Ann. Every cake she makes is a work of art and truly delicious. With her amazing buttercream and rich, moist cake, Mary Ann is hands down a Cake Boss. She invests hours of her time into dreaming up a cake, planning it out, and making sure every detail is perfect. Unfortunately for me (and perhaps fortunately for her), after eating The Fancy Cake Box's cakes/cupcakes, no other bakery can compare! If you want a beautiful, mouth-watering cake, The Fancy Cake Box is the place to call.Sent on 12/14/2017
Yee · Married on 09/16/2017
Maryann was excellent to work with! She was very professional and accommodating. You can tell how much time and energy she puts into each one of her cakes. Most of all you can see how much she enjoys making these masterpieces. She is truly very talented. We could not have asked for a more beautiful cake. We basically didn't have to worry about anything once it was in her hands. We cannot wait to dig into the top layer on our 1 year anniversary. Thanks so much Maryann!Sent on 11/11/2017
The Fancy Cake Box's reply:Thank you Yee and Mike for asking me to create your beautiful wedding cake. Yee, your hand made red Origami flowers placed in between wonky birch bark cake tiers, proved to be quite striking! The cake just wouldn't have had the same effect without your craftsmanship. What a beautiful, symbolic way to bring two cultures together. Blessings to you both!
Elena · event on: 08/14/2017
Absolutely beautiful and delicious cake, Was even better then expected!Sent on 12/02/2017
The Fancy Cake Box's reply:Thank you Elena for your review. What a pleasure and fun it was to create your Branch and Poppy cake. I enjoyed working you and hope to do so again in the future! My best to you and your family, Mary Ann
geoffrey · Married on 10/22/2016
If you don't already know Mary Ann, she's the best. I have known here a long time, and she did an absolutely outstanding job on this cake. It tastes better than it looks, and as you can see, that's hard to beat!Sent on 11/03/2016
The Fancy Cake Box's reply:Thank you Geoffrey...you and Jess are the best also! I had such a great time creating with you. Wishing you both a life time of love and happiness xoxo
Monica · event on: 08/23/2016
LOve the fact that Mary Ann listens to you in regards to what you want. She is very detail oriented and easy to work with. Not only do her cakes look great but they are delicious.Sent on 11/06/2016
The Fancy Cake Box's reply:Monica you are just so much fun to work with and I look forward to doing it again soon!
Martin · Married on 08/13/2016
Mary Ann is an incredibly talented cake artist. I've had the pleasure of having three cakes made by her and each one was absolutely perfect. She takes the time needed to make sure that every detail that you specify is done above and beyond your expectations. I would highly recommend ordering any cake from Mary Ann. You won't be disappointed.Sent on 11/02/2016
The Fancy Cake Box's reply:Thank you Martin, it's always a pleasure to create for you. You always give me a challenge and I love it...looking forward to your next event!
Carolyn · event on: 06/26/2016
When my husband asked for a certain cake topper, Mary Ann was a bit hesitant, as she felt I would be upset or insulted by it. The cake topper requested was a vacuum and a mop. I am a bit OCD when it comes to cleanliness and clutter and I know I sometimes try the patience of my family and friends. When I saw the cake (it was a surprise), I laughed and said how appropriate. The cake was in honor of our 45th anniversary and my husband's patience for 45 years. Mary Ann did a fabulous job and the cake was delicious, as always. She isSent on 11/02/2016
very easy to work with, obviously.
The Fancy Cake Box's reply:Thank you Carolyn. Yes I was a little hesitant as I didn't want to offend or upset you. Yet Mike assured me you would laugh and I'm so glad you did. I really should have added a rifle and muddy boots to represent him too!
Michelle · event on: 06/05/2016
It was my husband's 65th birthday and he was celebrating it with a golf outing and dinner afterwards with about 25 friends/fraternity brothers. The cake was made to look like a green at a golf course sitting on the top of a hill, with water hazard, rough and the actual green with a flag by the hole. She even included a miniature version of his golf bag on the green, which she had asked me to send her a picture of. It was amazing! We were all in awe of the cake's design, but even more so after we tasted how delicious it was! I highly recommend The Fancy Cake Box for your event!Sent on 07/18/2017
The Fancy Cake Box's reply:Thank you so much Michelle! Creating this cake for your husband was so much fun and it was a great experience for me. I'm so glad you all enjoyed it! ; )
Marilyn · Married on 10/20/2015
Mary Ann's cakes are a work of art. They are so beautiful, you almost don't want to eat them. But eat them you must for they are a treat to your mouth. Very Tasty. I have used The Fancy Cake Box for birthday cakes too and they are amazing also. Mary Ann is a pleasure to work with and. I would definitely use her services in the future.Sent on 01/28/2016
The Fancy Cake Box's reply:Marilyn it is always a joy to create for your events...you are a pleasure to work with. I can't wait for the next time!
User6272833 · 2+ years ago
I wasn't sure what exactly I wanted and Mary Ann knew that. She asked me about color schemes and ran with the design herself creating dozens of beautiful cupcakes all my guests still talk about!Sent on 01/26/2016
The Fancy Cake Box's reply:Thank you so much. What a pleasure it was working with you! I look forward to your next event.
Kelly · Married on 08/29/2015
Mary Ann made our cake and it was beyond beautiful. It made such a statement at our reception. Mary Ann knew exactly what we were looking for and the flavors we chose were just as amazing as the cake looked. Mary Ann is a total professional and a pleasure to work with. She dedicates her time to you and delivering exactly what you want for your cake. She offers an outstanding selection of cake, filling and frosting flavors. It was a truly wonderful experience from start to finish. Not only did the cake look phenomenal, it tasted so good! Everyone at the wedding commented on how much they loved the cake. We highly recommend Mary Ann at The Fancy Cake Box!!Sent on 03/19/2016
The Fancy Cake Box's reply:Kelly thank you so much. What a pleasure it was working with you!