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Cakes in Philadelphia,
(267) 324-5579
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5.0 out of 5
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  • 15 Reviews


    Kristen

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    5 out of 5
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  • We found Cake Life randomly, and wow we are so happy we did! They were so friendly and a pleasure to work with right from the beginning. We went in with my parents for a cake tasting, and it was seriously amazing. Every cake and combo was perfect, and we were left wanting more (in a good way!) Their cakes ultimately won us over because or their moistness, and how fresh their ingredients were. No artificial flavor going on here! The fruit fillings were so amazing. We ended up getting a chocolate cake with raspberry curd encased in a semi-naked raspberry buttercream and chocolate ganache drippings and OH MAN it was SO GOOD. We continue to go to Cake Life even after the wedding whenever we visit Fishtown because everything they have is delicious. Seriously recommend hiring them!!! ❤ (Photo by Jessica Manns Photography)

    Sarah Katz

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  • Cake Life Bakery was amazing from start to finish. First, I HIGHLY recommend doing their tasting. It costs about $50 (which goes toward the price of your cake if you end up ordering) and you’re presented with a huge tray of naked mini cup cakes in all of their cake flavors as well as a scoop of all their icings/fillings. It was delicious and so much fun. It also allows you to get really creative. And in case you get too creative (which we totally did!) the staff is there to help talk you into a totally delicious and not crazy combination. We had a modern style semi-naked cake with an exaggerated tier that turned amazingly. Coordinating delivery was easy, and they were incredibly responsive to all our questions. Would highly recommend this bakery to everyone who will listen!

    Nikhita

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    5 out of 5
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  • It was great to work with Katie when deciding on our wedding cake. She was very responsive to our questions. We went with a 3 Tier wedding cake - 6"/8"/10" : Pistachio with rose (white) filling and Rose (white) outside. It was delicious and enjoyed by all of our guests.

    Lauren

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  • Our wedding cake experience with Cake Life bakery was wonderful! The cake tasting was my favorite part of wedding planning hands down. We had multiple guests tell us that the carrot cake tier was the best carrot cake they’ve ever had and we had a non-lemon cake lover rave about our lemon cake tier!

    Shona Callahan

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  • We had our tasting a year before the wedding. I will say we selected flavors and then were told those flavors were not available for the wedding cake which was odd. Understanding that the honey goat frosting doesn't work with most design concepts, we changed to vanilla buttercream frosting. We did a 3 tier cake, which was nothing less than beautiful. They accommodated a few last min changes I requested since the design style had evolved in the 12 months since signing the contract. The cake was divine! At the end of the night though I was left with a barley eaten cake. Not sure why or how.. maybe the sheet cake was used and the guests were not eating as much because of other desserts.. but I had the top tier to freeze and practically 2 more tiers to deal with the day after the wedding. Luckily we were going to a local beach and handed out cake to all the neighbors!

    Kati

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    5 out of 5
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  • Years ago, we attended a friend's wedding and they had a beautiful spread of cakes. They were some of the best cakes we had ever had, and we learned they were from Cake Life. Since that moment, my partner vowed that our wedding cake would be from their bakery, and this year, we made it happen! We had the most amazing tasting at the store, coincidentally with Lily, the owner! She was awesome and was game for all of our cake fantasies! We are both artists, so we wanted to go a little wild with color and texture. The most amazing thing about Cake Life and their cakes is the flavor. Nothing is too sugary or sweet - instead there is a beautiful balance and elegance to everything we have tried from them, including our wedding cake. Our cake was even more beautiful than we envisioned it to be, and tasted so great! We kept the top layer, but honestly we couldn't stop snacking on it after the wedding. We've decided that we'll get a little custom cake from them each year to celebrate our anniver... Read more

    Keira

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  • We enjoyed the cake tasting process and Katie was very helpful in helping us determining the combinations that we should choose. We choose two combinations and both combinations tasted delicious (carrot cake with cream cheese icing and vanilla cake with hot chocolate icing). We had an idea of what we wanted the final product to look like and Cake Life really made that idea come to life the day of our wedding and our cake looked amazing at the reception.

    Emily

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    5 out of 5
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  • Cake Life baked our wedding cake, and it was delicious. I LOVE cake, so I was adamant that we get something that actually tastes good (well aware of the reputation of cakes to look better than they actually taste). Our cake looked amazing and tasted even better. The tasting experience was great-we had a chance to really taste all of our options and make our cake something we wanted. She also worked with our florist for decorations, including contacting them and organizing things so we had minimal work to do. My husband and I are already planning on getting another cake for our first-year anniversary. We very much would recommend getting any cake from this shop.

    Sarah

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  • Cake Life was recommended to us by friends local to Philly since we are local to New York. First of all, we were excited to support an LGBTQ-owned business as a queer couple. We came by for a tasting and everything was incredibly delicious. We worked with Emory who was incredibly kind and easy to work with. We decided we wanted to do some herbal flavors for our garden wedding and had to schedule a second tasting -- but it was worth the wait! In the end we went with honey lavender sans goat cheese frosting, pistachio rose and dulce de leche and espresso buttercream all with vanilla cakes. They were so, so incredibly good. The frosting style was just as we asked for and they were even able to accommodate a dozen vegan chocolate cupcakes for our vegan friends. The venue had excellent communication, delivered everything as expected and on time and most importantly -- it was DELICIOUS. Cakes aren't cheap here but no wedding cakes are. What you get is really spectacular and well wo... Read more

    Kate

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had two "groom cakes" (death by chocolate) and one traditional wedding cake with lemon cake, lemon curd filling and white buttercream icing. Not only were they beautiful, but they had amazing flavor and didn't taste like card board. Guests all mentioned how great the cakes were. Their cake tasting was one of the most memorable planning experiences for the wedding. We would highly recommend this bake shop for any event that calls for cake. The catering coordinator was very responsive and make sure that everything was just perfect.

    Angela

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  • Friends of ours used Cake Life for their wedding and the cupcakes were phenomenal so we decided to try them for our wedding and we are so glad we did. Not only did they make us a completely gluten free wedding cake, all of the guests came up to me telling me it was one of the best cakes they've ever had. In addition to all this, they were super accommodating of our special requests. I made sugar flowers for the cake myself and Cake Life did an amazing job styling them and arranging them on the cake. I was thrilled with the end result.

    Heather

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  • If you want the best wedding cake tasting experience of your life be sure too book one with Cake Life! We were able to mix and match a large variety of cakes, fillings and frostings to come up with the perfect cake for our day. We had a great time creating something unique for our event. We had everything delivered on the day of our wedding and it was set up just as we had requested it. The staff is super friendly and very passionate about what they do.

    User4403868

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    5 out of 5
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  • Cake Life's desserts for my daughter's wedding were all absolutely delicious beyond words. They provided the wedding cake, fruit tarts, chocolate mousse filled cream puffs and cupcakes all displayed beautifully in a gorgeous table scape. Although we ordered much more that enough for our 160 guests, everything was so good, that it was all gone by the end of the night. We had rave reviews from the guests, many saying they only planned to have a bite of cake or a cupcake and ended up tasting everything, which accounts for the demise of the desserts and the happy smiles all around. Amanda and Lilly were a delight to work with and they were great in staying within our budget. Highly recommend them!

    Joseph

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    5 out of 5
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  • My wife and I decided to have our wedding in northern Philadelphia… In a 150 year old factory boiler room… with a carnival theme. This is the basic information that we passed along to Lily and Nima for them to develop a strategy for cakes. We wanted to give our vendors some room to be creative but make sure that everything would also taste and look great. GRAND SLAM! When I walked into the reception area of our wedding one of the first things I came across was a table with 7 beautifully designed cakes that fit our theme so perfectly! When it came time and I actually got to try them I was delighted to find out that they tasted as good they looked! I have had several of my family members and close friends tell me that the carrot cake was the best that they have ever had in their life. Go through one of their tastings and I guarantee that you will be doing business with them. For pictures of the cakes and more check out #globedyeworkswedding on instagram.

    Stephanie

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    4.4 out of 5
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  • Cake Life Bake Shop created some very delicious desserts for my wedding! We had a cake, cupcakes, and pastries, including a DELICIOUS vegan walnut brownie, which still makes my mouth water. The tasting event was more fun than I imagined -- my husband and I got to try all of the cake and cupcake flavors with the different icings, fillings, and toppings that Cake Life offers and then pick our own design / combination for the big day. The only reason I took off a star is because I felt there were some hidden costs - delivery was discussed at the cake tasting, so we expected that charge, but then there was a separate charge for providing trays to rest the desserts on and another one for setting up the desserts at the dessert table. I suppose if your caterer or reception space can handle these tasks for you, you will be able to avoid the extra fees, but it wasn't possible at our reception space so we had to fork out a few extra hundred dollars to be sure our desserts were delivered and nice... Read more

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