Sweet Cakes By Melissa
15 Reviews

Selected Best of 2009, 2008

44 Ne division
Gresham OR 97030
United States




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Your wedding day is suppose to be the best day of your life, and I want your cake to be the best you have ever tasted. My cakes are always fresh and moist. I do all occasion cakes, any occasion you can think of I do!




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Terrible Service!

What did you get and how did you like it?

Terrible Service! Not personalized at all, had to wait almost a week to get a response regarding a cake order. Ordered a cake for a wedding a few months ago and was heavily disappointed, very dry and stale, had to eat with milk to keep it down.

Did they have any other options you liked?

None

Were you happy? Would you do it again?

Not at all, would look elsewhere

What was the best comment from a guest?

At least we had milk to wash down the cake




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Everything you could hope for...and more!

What did you get and how did you like it?

Our daughter chose Portland, OR, for her destination wedding on July 25, 2009, so, except for one meeting with Melissa 9 months before the big day, all of our contact with Sweet Cakes was primarily by email. We were delighted with Melissa & company from our first contact. She was very warm and friendly, let us taste test as much cake as we wished and had an amazing selection of flavors and designs. Not only did the cakes look fantastic but they were delicious, too. Sweet Cakes made a Girls Night Out Cake (the Bra Cake in white with black trim for 50) that was perfect as well as a 3 tier wedding cake that was exquisite. All she had as guidance for the wedding cake was a magazine picture and our color choices. Sweet Cakes handled last minute needs calmly and effortlessly. We never had a moment's concern that anything unexpected would happen with the cakes. Melissa will even be recreating the top tier for the first anniversary celebration. So cool. What more could you ask for? Thanks, Sweet Cakes.




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Zebra cake

What did you get and how did you like it?

I wanted a zebra pattern fondant cake with hot pink ribbon around like a wrapped present. The cake was stunning to say the least. The zebra pattern could not be more precise, it was great! We requested the blackberry cream for flavor and that was also really good. I have absolutely no complaints! Melissa was great communicating back and forth and answering all my questions and requests. She was awesome to work with! The whole experience was an absolute blessing! The party guests are still talking about it Thanks Melissa!

Were you happy? Would you do it again?

ABSOLUTELY PLEASED!




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Wonderful wedding cake

What was the best comment from a guest?

Melissa did a fabulous job on my wedding cake. Not only was it absolutely beautiful, it was delicious! We ran out of cake... people came back for thirds! People keep telling me that was the best that they have ever had! You have a customer for life. I will refer everyone I know to you! You are the best! -Take care, Jennifer Kain Jackson




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Melissa is awesome!

What did you get and how did you like it?

I was really undecided on what style of cake I wanted, so I left it up to Melissa at Sweet Cakes. I sent her a picture of the day my husband proposed and asked her to recreate the scene somehow and surprise me. I did not see the cake until our wedding day. It was amazing! The poppyseed/strawberry was so good we talk about how it still after a year of marriage. Thank you Sweet Cakes by Melissa! Highly recommended!




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The Perfect Cake for our day

What did you get and how did you like it?

Our wedding cake design was simple and unique. Melissa found a design that incorporated our colors, light blue and charcoal grey, that suited both of our tastes. We had the Tuxedo cake for one layer and two layers of the cinnamon chocolate swirl. They were unique flavors, but not so unique that it deterred any guests looking for a traditional cake flavor. I, the bride, don't normally like cake much, but I loved everything about our cake from Sweet Cakes. It was delicious!

Did they have any other options you liked?

We knew we would have a cake, but we were not sure on size or flavor. We did also have a dessert bar with brownies and different tarts. They looked nice on the cake table, but the cake was the star of the show!

Were you happy? Would you do it again?

Yes, actually we could not wait to eat our left overs until our one year anniversary and have already finished what was left of the cake. We are thinking of ordering a small cake for our one year anniversary because we loved it so much.

What was the best comment from a guest?

People always tell us how amazing the cake looked and that it was beautiful, but simple. Everyone tells us how good it tasted and that they wish they had grabbed another slice before the reception was over!




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No one compares!

What did you get and how did you like it?

We chose a four tier cake with two different flavors. We had white cake with fresh strawberries, and chocolate cake with vanilla custard filling. They were both so delicious that I probably couldn't choose between the two of them. We got 2 huge pieces of each cake to take to our hotel room that night, and we ate it all up!

Did they have any other options you liked?

When we went over to Melissa's house, we tried a chocolate peanut butter cake that was out of this world! I would have picked that one if we didn't choose the other chocolate one. I ordered the chocolate peanut butter one for my best friend's birthday, and everyone at the party flipped it was so good!

Were you happy? Would you do it again?

Melissa went above and beyond our expectations! She was the 1st wedding cake place that we tried. We had a few other appointments with other bakery's, but after we met her and fell in love with her cakes (and her) we canceled our other appointments and told her we'd love her to make our cake! Melissa is one of the sweetest ladies, she was such a pleasure to work with!

What was the best comment from a guest?

That is was really yummy! I've even had a few guests ask for her number for other events, such as an anniversary party and birthday parties.




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Yummy and pretty!

What did you get and how did you like it?

We had a three teir cake and all three teirs were different flavors. The top was after dinner mint, middle fantasy fruit, bottom was an amazing chocolate w/ strawberry (con't remember the name. It looked great and tasted AMAZING!! We will be getting one for our 1 year anniversary because it was so scrumptious!

Did they have any other options you liked?

I don't remember.

Were you happy? Would you do it again?

Absolutely! Melissa is awesome!

What was the best comment from a guest?

They thought it was great!




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Amazing Cakes!!!!

What did you get and how did you like it?

My now husband and I are a rather "modern" couple, so we wanted a cake that would reflect our funky style. Melissa personally designed a custom cake just for us and it was amazing! Everyone at the wedding was talking about it all night. Not only was it awesome looking but it tasted great too! We had a different flavor on each layer and it was delicious!!! It was a 3-tier square cake with a buttercream frosting (champagne colored) with black and crimson waves and circles on it and a stainless steel Monogram ("M") on top. It was amazing looking!

Did they have any other options you liked?

We went to SEVERAL cake shops and most places were big on floral decorations (yuck). Melissa went through several different designs with me! Different shaped, heights, designs, layers, etc. We tried stripes, waves, solid colors, circles. Needless to say she was very patient with me! Unlike some places that wanted me to get a round cake with flowers and anythings outside of those specifications "wouldn't be pretty" (so says Beaverton Bakery........)

Were you happy? Would you do it again?

Meet? She exceeded them! Right from thew start at the tasting she more than a dozen cake flavors she made just for us to try. And from there she was more than helpful with my millions of questions! Not to mention she was very well priced! Especially for such a custom cake!

What was the best comment from a guest?

They loved it! They thought it was the most unique and amazing cake they'd ever seen. They also kept commenting on how good it tasted! It was more than I could have hoped for!




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Simply Amazing!

What did you get and how did you like it?

I've had the great pleasure of experiencing many of Melissa's cakes. Not only are they beautiful, the flavor is absolutely astounding. I've been in the events business for 12 years now and have seen and tasted many cakes. Melissa's are beautifully done, and she is not limited in her design abilities. If you can dream it, she can create it! The texture and flavor of her cakes is the best out there, and she is always coming up with new and delicious recipes!

Did they have any other options you liked?

All of the cakes I've tasted from Melissa are amazing. If I had to pick a current favorite it would be the chocolate dipped strawberry cake. The balance of flavors is perfect. A close second would be the kahlua mudslide - absolutely scrumptious. I do like her poppyseed cake as well, however I feel it has been overdone at events. This is another reason to go with Melissa - she always has fresh, new recipes available that haven't been over done in the event industry.

Were you happy? Would you do it again?

Melissa's cakes have exceeded my expectations every time. Melissa herself exceeded my expectations. Within seconds of meeting her it was obvious she truly loves what she does, and she truly cares about her customers and making their experience whether a wedding, birthday, or any occassion the best possible.

What was the best comment from a guest?

Everyone has loved every one of them. Many of my friends are also in the event industry in one capacity or another. We all agreed Melissa's cakes are some of the best we've ever tasted, and certainly the best around right now. You can't go wrong with Sweet Cakes by Melissa!




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The ONLY cake lady in town!

What did you get and how did you like it?

I have gotten multiple cakes from Sweet Cakes, most recently I ordered my sister's bridal shower cake and bachelorette party cake!
Both were amazing...the bridal shower cake was a chocolate coconut dress cake made with her wedding colors, I had also cut out a picture of her head and placed it on top! The cake was so moist and flavorful, everyone loved it!
The bachelorette party cake was shaped like a bustier, red with black lace. The chocolate kahlua cake was so tasty. everyone had a least 2 slices!

Did they have any other options you liked?

There is such a large selection and Melissa is so creative and loves a challenge that she will create anything for you.
One of my coworkers had ordered me an English Muffin cake for my birthday, now that's original!

Were you happy? Would you do it again?

All of her cakes have exceeded my expectations, the taste, the style, the creativeness, the detail and most of all her personable personality.
She makes you feel important and that your cake will be one of a kind and exactly what you want.

What was the best comment from a guest?

At first no one wanted to cut into it becase it looked to pretty, but in the end everyone went for a 2nd or 3rd slice!
They all asked for her information and couldn't wait to check out what other cake styles and events that she caters to.




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Ultimate Deliciousness

What did you get and how did you like it?

My husband and I wanted a unique looking and unique flavored cake and after much thought we went with a triangle shaped stacked cake. Everyone thought it was so beautiful and different looking (and very much like my style) and could not wait to dig in. Many friends came for support and fun and to hang out and celebrate with us, but many came cuz they wanted to have THE cake!! There was not much cake left over... only enough to have it for breakfast with my coffee. We were so glad that we chose Melissa and Melissa said yes!

Did they have any other options you liked?

We had thought of going traditional, but we decided that we are not the standard flavor or the standard shape. I thought of doing square stacked, but realized it was not enough for us. All of the flavors we tasted were awesome tho! Melissa is a phenomenal baker!

Were you happy? Would you do it again?

Melissa was amazing and met our expectactions. I draw out all of the cake ideas and we talked a lot about what we wanted as a design and she got the colors down perfectly and the flowers and decor and the set up were beautiful.

What was the best comment from a guest?

"Can I take this home with me?"
"Can I have a third piece?"
"Can I help you eat it for breakfast?"
"This is so moist and radical!"
"Where did you get it?"
"Wow!"




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Melissa made the most incredible cake ever!

What did you get and how did you like it?

First off, working with Melissa was really wonderful. She prepared a tasting for us which amazed my wife and I. She took everything we told her and ran with it, makign the most delicious wedding cake I have ever had. Though our wedding was fairly small, the entire cake disappeared before we could look at it twice. She came out and set the cake up, decorated the table around it, and it wa sperfect. Guests commented on it over and over, and the professional photographers couldn't stop talking about it!

Did they have any other options you liked?

We tasted most of the flavors that she had to offer, but we had a very traditional cake, and while working with Melissa, made it unique for our day.

Were you happy? Would you do it again?

Everything met our expectations wiht this cake. We were so pleased with it, I recently ordered another cake for my wife's birthday and it was equally amazing!

What was the best comment from a guest?

Our guests all commented on how beautiful the cake was and how great and moist it tasted. The cake was a really great part of our wedding and it was one of many things that really made our day.




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Abosolutely Wonderful! Highly suggested!

What did you get and how did you like it?

We had a 3 tier square shaped cake. The bottom layer was chocolate dipped strawberry, the middle was chocolate peanut butter, and the top was poppyseed strawberry. It was covered in a dark chocolate ganache.

Did they have any other options you liked?

Well, we loved a 4th flavor soo much we had a small round cake of after dinner mint, also covered in dark chocolate ganache! We just couldn't pick!

Were you happy? Would you do it again?

Melissa met and exceeded our expectations! We loved her and the cake from the first day. She used fresh strawberry slices not the jam stuff, she fit us in around her first bridal show and even delivered the cake the night before for us. We let her pick our designs and the cake fit our unique style perfectly!

What was the best comment from a guest?

They loved it! We had people going back for slices of all the flavors, and the cake by far was the most talked about thing of the night! We have told everyone about her and will for sure use her again to celebrate our special days!




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Go with Sweet Cakes if you want one of a kind!

What did you get and how did you like it?

Our favorite was the peanut butter and chocolate cake, and it had the most original hand decorating on the outer edges. Not a crumb remained, so this cake was extremely scarfable. The cake was larger and taller than expected and such a great value for the quality.

Did they have any other options you liked?

There are a bunch of creative options on the website...we would like to try a fondant cake net time. They are beautiful!

Were you happy? Would you do it again?

Ready when promised, and the artistic decorating exceeded our expectations.

What was the best comment from a guest?

We passed along the phone number for Sweet Cakes to a number of people.


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