My wife and I have been engaged almost 4 years before our wedding and thought "How can we live in the Baltimore area and NOT have a Charm City cake?". We saved and planned and it was much more affordable than we initially believed. My wife (back when she was just a friend) would make a cake several times a year using her castle mold. Long story short, when we finally were engaged we wanted to have a castle cake. I tell people "my wife Caroline to me is my queen and every queen needs a castle". Charm City cakes came through with flying colors. We were a bit demanding wanting not only a medieval castle... us.... and the dragon (thanks Elena!) but a moat and even our two kitties with us. It was a sight to behold and the cake itself tasted better than we could have imagined (thanks Tommy!) We had chocolate cake with kirschwasser soaked into the cake as well as the butter cream frosting. It was amazing. We had one very picky adult guest who said "usually wedding cakes either look good or taste good and this one is both". We look forward to using Charm City for our 5 year anniversary and my 40th birthday. You may have to plan ahead but you get what you ask for, we are so thankful for them. I hate to use the phrase but as Graham had put it, we really enjoyed our "Epic Castle Cake".
We were so excited to work with Charm City Cakes for our wedding. Even moreso, our guests delighted at the chance to taste the famously fabulous elegant cake! Since we opted for a private formal ceremony, arranging formalities around the serving of the cake made for a very impressive display. The beurre noisette (burnt butter with hazelnut) will transcend any of your previous notions about cake! The crew at CCC were highly responsive and assisted us in making decisions and following up on delivery. Geof, Mary, Mary Alice and the whole team are great!
We decided to check out Charm City after hearing about the owner offering to make a cake for a same-sex couple in the Northwest part of the country that had been turned away by a local baker. Upon hearing this we thought that this was the type of company we would want to do business with. Everything was perfect. We met with the staff at their location to design our cake and were given six samples we selected to pick our final flavors. Charm City did a great job in keeping us up to date and the cake was delivered and setup as planned. Our guests loved not only the design but the flavors, they raved about it! Charm City was a great organization to work with on our wedding.
The people at Charm City Cakes are the best. They are friendly, creative and really listen to what you want. They have amazing flavors to choose from and absolutely nothing is too hard to create. We wanted a simple elegant and classic 4 tiered cake and it was gorgeous. Even better it was hands down the best wedding cake we have ever tasted. The follow through, set up and communication were perfect. Thanks so much for a wonderful cake everyone enjoyed.
My husband and I decided on Charm City for our wedding cake and I am so glad we did. Initially, I was not supportive because our venue included wedding cake from a list of bakeries in our per head price, and Charm City charged an additional amount ($7.50 per slice). However, my husband was convinced we needed to try it. They are truly artists, and we had such a positive experience with Mary Alice in the design aspect, and then getting to eat our cake samples, that we decided the extra money was worth it. The cake was truly a piece of art, and tasted incredible too! Plus, they offered a military discount :)
Having our wedding cake made by Charm City Cakes was the best decision we made for our wedding! The staff was very kind and extremely professional. Our cake artist met with us for over an hour to design the cake, which turned out even better than we could have imagined. Not only was it exactly what we wanted and absolutely beautiful, but - very importantly - it was delicious! The staff was amazing through out the process. We had a date change for our wedding, moving the date up by four months. Charm City Cakes graciously and without any hassle worked with our new schedule to complete the cake for us. This experience has convinced me to go with Charm City Cakes for all momentous celebrations in our future!
We loved our Charm City Cakes! My husband's best friend from childhood, Mark, works at Charm City Cakes and he and his colleagues Katie and Graham were wonderful to work with!
We had to get a new caterer 6 weeks before our wedding, so then we needed a cake and Charm City Cakes came to our rescue calmly and flexibly!
I worked with Katie and she designed a beautiful three tiered polka dot wedding cake as well as a secret Ravens groom cake. They even took swatches of my bridesmaid's dresses to match the color on the cake! The final cakes looked even better than expected and tasted even better than the cake tasting we had originally had.
We would definitely work with them...
IT'S TRUE! IT'S TRUE! "IF YOU CAN THINK IT...THEY CAN MAKE IT!" Charm City Cakes truly have a creative gift! My wedding theme was travel & vintage romance. Graham was excited to hear about my unique wedding cake vision...VINTAGE LUGGAGE PIECES! It took him a matter of maybe 15 minutes to draw a blueprint...I was AMAZED! He got it perfect on the first try. My cake left my guests in awe and talking for months after! They offer an infinite amount of flavors for every palette. The professionalism is impeccable. They DO WHAT THEY SAY!!! I undoubtedly will use them again and highly recommend them.
After becoming hooked in the tv show 'Ace of Cakes' I thought it would be fun to see about getting a conservatory garden themed wedding cake for our NY destination wedding. Graham was wonderful to deal with, so friendly and helpful. But once he sent me a sketch of our cake I was sold!
I definitely spend more than I said I ever would on a cake, but this was a once in a lifetime opportunity for us to get a cake from Charm city, and it was worth every penny. The cake was stunning, and the little bride and groom were perfectly dressed in matching wedding attire to our own. We chose chocolate chip flavour and it was delicious. The cake was so fresh and tasty! My only regret is only getting one piece! We kept it a secret from our guests where'd we were getting our cake from so they had some surprises on the day, everyone was blown away by it!
It was such a pleasure to work with charm city for our doing cake, I even asked could they take some pictures of our cake being made, which they did and emailed them over to us after the wedding. These guys are ridiculously talented. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Charm City cakes, especially if you want something extra special and unique. Xx
We were very impressed by Charm City Cakes and are so happy they designed the cake for our wedding. During the initial consultation, they sketched a cake design based on photographs and ideas we shared with them. They were extremely flexible with the design and made the process very fun. Their bakery has an abundance of unique and delicious flavors to choose from! Our cake was comprised of curry caramel, chocolate espresso, and pumpkin chocolate chip. The design was gorgeous for our fall wedding, complete with two adorable flamingo cake-toppers. The customer service was great – they communicated with us frequently and delivered the cake timely and in perfect condition. We highly recommend Charm City Cakes for its distinct flavors and creative designs!
The process of designing our wedding cake from the ground up with Mary Alice was a real pleasure. We will never forget the time and the care that she and her whole team, both in Baltimore and in Los Angeles, devoted to us to make sure we had the perfect cake for our big day. Moreover, since my groom is a life-long comic book nut, they were even able to work with me in secret to built a perfect Green Lantern-themed groom's cake, too! But, beyond being beautiful, all of the cakes were just delicious.
We cannot praise Charm City Cakes highly enough. From the first email we sent to them, to the final execution and delivery of the cake, everything was EXACTLY as we wanted.
They were really responsive to emails or phone calls and talk about flexible - they drove our cake from Baltimore to Southern New Hampshire!!
The cake itself was perfect and tasted absolutely delicious.
I'd use them again in a heartbeat.
My cake was beautiful and Geoff even took the time to come get a photo with me! Everyone loved the cake it was so moist and yummy!
We ordered our wedding and groom's cake from here. We normally don't like the dry and boring taste of wedding cake, but Charm City Cakes changed our mind. The cakes were wonderfully decorated and exactly like the drawing that they created during our first visit to their studio. The taste was beyond belief and many people actually went back for multiple pieces.
From the moment of our first design visit through completion of our wedding cake, Charm City was great!! Graham listened to our ideas of what we envisioned our cake to look like and add his artistic flair to it. We ended up going with a 4-tier cake, with the top two layers being red velvet, and the bottom two layers mud slide. I can't even describe how great our cake looked, and to top it off it was delicious!! We received so many compliments from our guests on how fantastic our cake was! I would definitely recommend Charm City Cakes for your wedding cake!
As fans of Ace of Cakes, we were eager to get our wedding cake from Charm City Cakes, but weren't sure what to expect. We were so pleasantly surprised with every aspect of the process. Elena was so welcoming and comfortable and listened to all our thoughts and the details of the wedding. She came up with a perfect design for us (with very little guidance beyond our vague ideas) and it was executed perfectly. After our design appoint, Graham was greating about coordinating the rest of the details. The cake was beautiful and tasted incredibly delicious. Many of our wedding guests are still talking about the cake 3 weeks later!
We were absolutely thrilled with our experiences with Charm City Cakes. Maybe the best part of our wedding planning and wedding day! We had a personalized design appointment and our cake designer Katie did a phenomenal job of capturing what we wanted. We got to take home six cake flavors to taste which was so much nicer than having to taste them right at the shop. Then after we were still undecided, they were kind enough to give us six more! The cake was delicious and gorgeous. They even designed a cake topper bride and groom that looked eerily like us! The figures were a huge hit. I can't wait for our first anniversary to get to enjoy it again! I must say I cannot comment on the price as it was included in our wedding package at the Renaissance Hotel in Baltimore's inner harbor. I have to stress it was just such an amazing experience to work with them. It's no wonder they so busy and popular. They are fantastic!!!
Charm City Cakes did a phenomenal job with our wedding cake. I really feel privileged that we were able to work with them. We met with our artist last June to discuss our particular vision and tasted a few different flavors (off-site--they don't do tastings in their studio). Every cake is custom designed, and the cakes ALL taste good. The actual wedding cake was exactly as we discussed in our meeting and the taste was absolutely amazing. Yes, Charm City Cakes cost much more than many other wedding cakes, but having our cake custom designed by an artist was worth it to us. Additionally, the customer service, handled by Graham, was really great as well--he answered any emails very promptly, efficiently, and in a very friendly manner.
Working with Charm City Cakes was such an experience! We got to meet with the staff in their Baltimore shop and work on the cake design and then take the flavors home with us to make a decision. The peanut butter cake was soooooo good. The cake was everything we imagined and the best wedding cake I've ever tasted. We had blue sugar flowers all over the cake and everyone asked us where we got blue roses- they couldn't believe that they were sugar.
We worked with Charm City to create a replica of Giants Stadium (Meadowlands) as the grooms cake. It was AMAZING! People stood and looked at it for hours - literally. The attention to detail was amazing and everyone did an great job getting it perfect. This vendor was a pleasure to work with! Although it was expensive, it was very very cool to have at our wedding!