While combing through facebook looking for recommendations for my husband's 30th birthday cake, (he is a giant kid at heart), Cakes By Dez was one that stood out the most to me.
We spoke on facebook messenger about the design concept and flavor profile I was looking for. She was very accommodating, and within a short period of time we had nailed down what we would do. A small 6" round cake designed to look like Captain America's shield surrounded by 6 cupcakes that would incorporate the theme. The cake would be vanilla with a raspberry filling while the cupcakes would be vanilla with a filling she calls "Barbarian Filling" which she described as being a "creamy, soft, pudding like consistency" and I requested she mix that with banana.
Now I knew I was in for it. Most custom cake places were trying to charge me over $100 for a cake like this, (and being a work at home mom, you, my lovely readers, know I don't spend a lot of money on anything) I braced myself for the cost.
"The total for that is $35, delivery this month is just the drivers tip" with a smiley face! Of course, there's a smiley face, that's just AWESOME!
She even kept in contact with me on Friday and Saturday to confirm my delivery and to keep me updated on where I was in her route. She truly cares about her customers, and that shows! After letting us peek at the cake, we paid her and she moved on to her next delivery. I did receive a thank you message later that evening wishing my husband a Happy Birthday and hoping that we would enjoy the cake. What an awesome person!
~*~ Party Day ~*~
All of our guests were in love with the design of the cake, and let me tell you that every single piece of that cake is gone. It was a bit dense and moist... The fillings were divine! My favorite was the raspberry, my only regret is that I wish there was more filling!! I think I could drink it and be happy. The buttercream icing was very sweet, but it was the perfect sugary end to my husband's "I-want-to-be-a-kid-again" birthday party (complete with 90's era video games.)
Cakes By Dez is the real deal.
She will definitely be on our list of recommended services, and I can't wait until the next birthday rolls around to see what she can come up with!
(Ellie Bean's birthday is in February!)
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