We are considering Jacques---but also wanted to check out a few other cake vendors also. Our venue recommended Denise Wright from "Tastefully Wright" Cakes, Wilton. http://www.nhweddingcakes.com/about.html
Love the cake that looks like a birch tree---and the wooden cake stand. (Jacques has one that is similar). Both are similarly priced, (about $4 per slice), but Tastefully Wright is a bit closer to our venue, where Jacques is about 40-something miles away. She guarantees that the cake will be made the day before the wedding--to be fresh, (she never uses frozen cakes--which I have heard Fredericks and other bakers sometimes do).
We have a cake tasting scheduled for next Thursday (2/24) with Tastefully Wright, so it will be interesting to compare them to Jacques. Just wondering if anyone else has had any experience with them before. She also requires only a $50 deposit. If you have any feedback--please let me know. I'll let you gals know what we think after we meet with her next week.