Our 4 cakes were AWFUL! We chose Amy because her cakes at the tasting were the best, by far, of any baker we tried. She listened to what we wanted however it didn’t translate to what we got. We were more interested in the taste of the cakes than what they looked like and that’s where Amy fell off her pedestal. The Almond cake was so dry it seemed as though it had been made a month earlier – so bad that no one would eat it and it had to be thrown away. We ordered 2 Devils Food cakes with chocolate mousse and ganache. Only 1 cake was delivered and it had no chocolate mousse. It too tasted nothing like what we had at the tasting – very dry and not something I’d try again. And lastly, the Elderflower cake with passionfruit curd was delivered with no passionfruit curd and in no way tasted like elderflower – it seemed that Amy was skimping on the elderflower syrup which is a premium flavor for which she charged extra. Because of Covid, I really didn’t want a refund, however I did want an acknowledgement and explanation from Amy. She couldn’t have been bothered to give me the time of day and that really angered me. So BEWARE – I see all these accolades for her cakes but she certainly didn’t deliver what was in our contract and she charged me premiums for everything. A little bit of ‘nice’ on her part would’ve gone a long way.
Allow me to say that this is the first time I’m posting a review, and this is specifically to rave about the cake I just received from Amy. This is the most gorgeous cake I've ever seen! I had the idea of ordering a designer cake influenced by chinoiserie, and Amy saw this through fruition. Throughout our email communication, she was thorough and professional and had obviously done this many times, but still so kind. I could easily see she wanted the cake to be as amazing as I wanted it to be. She gave artistic suggestions and made the process so easy as a client. She was so accommodating and collaborative, that ordering this cake felt more like a project we were both in on! And her deep passion for what she does is evident in all of the fine details and even how she held the cake while delivering. If she is available, I will be using her for every cake I order in Chicago. Also, I saw the one Louboutin cake review on yelp and still went ahead and ordered anyway. If you look at all of that yelper's reviews, most are negative. I have a hard time believing that every single business she encounters gives her that hard of a time. Perhaps it's just bad luck. So to anyone thinking of using Amy, it will be such a GREAT decision!
Cannot recommend Amy Beck Cake Design enough!! Amy is wonderful! She made the whole process easy as can be and she made us the most beautiful and delicious cake for our wedding. Not sure our anniversary tier will make it a whole year without being eaten ;) GO see Amy! She's the best.
Amy was fantastic to work with! Due to covid we didn't decide we would have a wedding cake until just 2 weeks before the date at our very small celebration with 12 people. Amy was quick and very helpful in picking out the right details for our cake. It was delicious and everyone at our mini-cocktail hour was able to enjoy a piece.
I reached out to Amy after seeing glowing reviews here about her work. Our entire communication was by email and she made it very easy for me. I ordered a baptismal cake and she executed my requests to a tee. The exterior was perfect and the taste was perfection. I would recommend her unreservedly.
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