Marilyn Hartman is the sweetest woman in the business!! I went to several tastings (Sweet Water Bakehouse, A Spoon Fulla Sugar, The BonBonerie, Mariebelle, Cotillion Events, Patricia's Weddings and Custom, Dessert Works, etc.), and Marilyn's Cakes was the last stop.
I was a little skeptical at first because she works from home, her prices are lower than the per usual, but but BUT, her cake TASTED the best and was just absolutely beautiful!
We had many, many compliments about the taste and look of our cake. I am just so thrilled to have met Marilyn and I wish her the best!! You can either choose from her past creations, or you can go with your ideas and own pictures. I went with one of her past creations and used red roses and hypericum berries as our cake topper and decor. See donahophotography.blogspot.com for our wedding (Yeyin and Steve on December 5, 2009) for a shot of our picture!
For us, Marilyn's Cakes was one of those kinds of finds that we were ECSTATIC about! We had a simpler sort of cake, but without the overhead cost of other places, Marilyn gives you exactly what you want in a grand wedding cake! We rented a cake stand from her ($25) and had a little touch of pearlized dust ($10) and our total cost for 200 guests was $406. Please contact her!! She's amazing!
Marilyn doesn't seem to check her email as frequently as other venues, but she will respond to you. I believe she is a bit old-fashioned in this sense. :) When you call, leave a message, and she'll get back to you. I noticed other reviews as not giving her a 5 out of 5 due to responsiveness and I know what the other reviewers are talking about. I just don't that to be a barrier for some of you! She is GREAT!
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