I was recently looking through the postings on here and I saw something that rather concerned me regarding A Piece O' Cake Bakery in East Lansing... I was married this past June and after much thought decided on A Piece O Cake for both my wedding cake and groom's cake. Unlike the two previous posts, I had an absolutely wonderful experience with Kelly and her work. My older brother was married 6 years ago and they too went with A Piece O Cake, since then, however, the bakery had changed ownership. I took it upon myself to find out more information about the new ownership and I was rather impressed with what I found out. I flat out asked how many cakes they make and it was my understanding that a year ago, the bakery turned out over 80 cakes that wedding season. If two bad reviews are all that came out of those 80 cakes, I would say they are doing something right. I don't want other brides to be discouraged because two people had a bad experience.... In fact my experience was quite the opposite. I planned my wedding from out of state, so I looked at reviews from theknot and personal referrals, so I know how important they can seem. As for my personal experience, I found that Kelly was rather easy to work with. My first contact with the bakery was through email. I scheduled a consultation for the next time I was home. I went in to the taste testing with a picture of what I thought I wanted, and left with a completely different design that I was even more in love with. Kelly helped me iron out my thoughts and transform what I thought I wanted into a cake that brought all my colors and flowers together into one vision. She had examples on display and plenty of pictures of her past cakes to look through. My mother in law, who is an avid baker and hard to impress, couldn't believe how good the cakes were. We eventually decided on a five tiered fondant cake with alternating layers of sour cream chocolate and kuhala fudge cake. I was so excited about the cake that we even changed the timeline of the evening so we didn't end up cutting the cake until after dinner, instead of when we first walked into the reception like the banquet center and photographer suggested, so that way everyone got a chance to see the cake.
I personally found that A Piece O' Cake treated my day as if it was theirs. I stand behind what I write and was so impressed with Kelly and her bakery that we went back to A Piece O' Cake for my grandpa's 80th birthday cake. My husband and I are expecting this spring and I will be going back to the bakery for my bridal shower cake and can't wait to see what they come up with!
Readers beware, there are always two sides to every story, and for every bad review, there are twice as many positive reviews. Bottom line, don't judge A Piece O Cake from what I say or someone else says, go in for yourself and see what they can do for you. Good luck and Happy Planning!!