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Hands on Sweets

3601 West Kennedy Blvd Suite E
Tampa, FL
Services: Cakes | Login to save vendor
(813) 810-6007
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    Stefanie caggiano

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  • Cannot give enough reviews about Marie and Hands on sweets. She was super flexible when we had to reschedule our day due to covid. We cut our wedding guest count but wanted to keep our dessert table for our original count and give guests a to go box of desserts for their gift. Everyone loved the desserts! Can’t wait for a reason to order a cake from them on the future!

    Rishi Barran

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  • The entire experience of working with Hands on Sweets to create our wedding cake was a true joy! It all started when we met with Chef Marie for a tasting. We were amazed by the fact that she was able to listen to the details of what we were hoping for and immediately sketch out a picture of what the cake could look like. It's that kind of artistry that makes Hands on Sweets special. And make no mistake about it- the taste of the cake matches the beauty of its looks! During our tasting, we had the pleasure of enjoying a number of different flavor combinations, but ultimately we went with two choices: 1) pink champagne cake with strawberry coulis and vanilla buttercream, and 2) lemon chiffon cake with raspberry coulis and raspberry buttercream. Just rewriting the descriptions of those cake flavors (each for different cake layers) makes my mouth water. The cake was perfect- tasty, smooth, and easy to enjoy. Our guests said they loved both of the unique flavor combinations, and we ... Read more

    Jeanne

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  • Cakes were beauitful and my husband loved his turtle groom cake. Planning from out of town and not seeing or tasting before hand - chef Marie beat my expectations. I would refer her business to everyone if I lived in FL. My guest ranted and raved over the taste and beauty. She was more than accomodating. FABULOUS!

    Eugenia Correa

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  • I had a wonderful experience with them, they are very friendly and very flexible. I have celiac disease and she did almost everything gluten free! The dessert table was not only delicious but everything looked so pretty you didn’t want to eat it!! I have nothing but great things to say about them so if you are getting married or simple need a cake call them!!

    Alison Williams

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  • Chef Marie is one of the sweetest people you'll ever meet, and she truly went above and beyond for our wedding. We knew we didn't want a white cake, so she showed us tons of beautiful examples at our tasting – she even sketched out her ideas as we talked to her. The final cake was absolutely stunning (and so delicious), and she created the most amazing dessert bar that our guests still rave about to this day. I definitely have a sweet tooth, so our cake vendor was super important to me – Hands on Sweets was the perfect choice!

    Sarah

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  • Our cakes turned out perfectly and the Heinz Ketchup bottle shaped Groom’s cake was a huge hit! Marie is the absolute sweetest - always so friendly and very responsive. We will definitely be using Hands on Sweets again for future events :) We can’t wait for our first anniversary to eat the top tier!

    Lenda

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  • OMG chef Marie was awesome, her cake tasting was fresh cake fresh hot out of the oven. She's had made flowers for our cake that last for a years simply awesome. We had carrot cake and vanilla cake in our 2 tier cake both cakes were to die for. Chef Marie was and is the best.

    MaryAnn

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  • We worked with Chef Marie and one word that summarizes her work is delicious and amazing! She helped us make our wedding memorable with a stunning cake- a masterpiece of thin fondant and buttercream. She was even flexible to allow us two flavors in our 3 tier cake! She was professional, patient, flexible, and truly great at her craft. We would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone on your special day!

    Charlotte

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  • We used Hands-On Sweets for our wedding this spring and absolutely loved it. Carlos and Marie were wonderful to work with and were fantastic at helping create a design that looked beautiful. That being said, as gorgeous as the cake was, the way it tasted was even better. We went with a carrot cake with vanilla layers and cream cheese frosting and it was absolutely delicious. So good in fact, that we decided to forgo the whole "save the top layer" tradition and eat it all that weekend - it was too good to wait on! Would absolutely recommend them again.

    Jenn Maranhao

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  • We were recommended Hands on Sweets by our wedding coordinator, and we couldn't have asked for a better baker! Chef Marie and Chef Carlos are amazing! As an out-of-state couple, communication was super important to us, and Chef Marie was always available to answer our emails or phone calls. We had several consultations with her about what we wanted, and we were absolutely blown away! As a multi-cultural couple, we really wanted to have desserts that represented both of us, and they were able to find and create some of our favorite desserts that are not necessarily traditional. They are both incredibly talented, and everyone was raving about how great our cake and dessert table were!

    Jenn Hobbs

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  • I couldn't recommend Hands on Sweets enough for your wedding! They are so talented and creative. We met with Chef Marie for a tasting then sat down with her to describe our dream cake. She knew exactly what we meant when we asked for a naked cake and she had great ideas like incorporating rose gold metallic icing (the color of our rings) into the cake. We chose to have alternating tiers of chocolate and pink champagne flavored cake with raspberry buttercream and raspberry coulis. The cake tasted heavenly, we can't wait to order another topper next year for our anniversary. Thank you so much Hands on Sweets!!! ♥

    Alex

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  • We had a few cake tastings and nothing compared to Chef Maria and Chef Carlos. Not only do their desserts/cakes taste amazing but the set up of their dessert tables really 'take the cake'. They are a work of art. I would hire Hand on Sweets to do cake/desserts again!

    Brittany

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  • Our cake was not only delicious, but a work of art! Chef Marie is so creative and talented and it truly shows!! When we first talked on the phone to set up a tasting she was so lighthearted and sweet! The tasting was an experience in itself! So many yummy flavors and options! Marie had great ideas and really put our vision to life!! The cake looked absolutely gorgeous on our big day and tasted just as good! We had a 3 tier cake with two flavors and got so many compliments on both!! Would recommend again and again! You can really see their passion for their work come through!!

    Emily Long

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  • Chef Marie and her husband Carlos are the *SWEETEST* people to work with. Their energy and passion for what they do really shows in their work. You can see how detail oriented their cakes are and how much time and effort goes into them. We had a customized Groot cake for our grooms cake and it turned out better than I imagined it would. They were very eager to help us through the problems we encountered along the way and really made our experience overall fantastic!

    Jennifer

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  • I contacted Hands on Sweets because they were a recommended vendor on our destination wedding's vendor list. From first contact, Chef Marie was responsive and professional and a joy to work with! I felt so at ease talking to her about what we wanted and she was able to take vague ideas and make them a reality. The cake was so delicious and beautiful day of and was delivered with ease without us knowing during our ceremony and they were able to take extra flowers we had gotten last minute from our florist for final touches!
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