Member Since: 6/9/2014
freedom bakery was awesome! paul was a pleasure to work with. he was laid-back and knows his craft. he's professional and responsive to all my emails. he prepared the most delicious, scrumptious and beautiful wedding cake. i so love that he was able to listened and delivered the perfect cake! thanks very much paul!
Member Since: 8/4/2012
Freedom Bakery and specifically Paul are very professional. Paul is quick to respond to e-mail. Is wiling to look at photos found on line and, from my experience, can make the cake look exactly like the picture. Many of the people at my wedding thought that we had a fondant cake because Paul was able to make the butter cream look so smooth. a
Member Since: 9/1/2012
I got married in Carmel in June, 2013. That month + that location = expensive options for cakes! My now-husband and I searched for a place that would stay within in our budget and still look and taste amazing. Freedom Bakery & Confections definitely fit the bill! Paul is amazing - he gives you a free tasting and consultation and makes you feel totally confident in him from the beginning. What's even better is that he understood my poor description of what I wanted, over email and the phone (I was planning most of my wedding from the east coast). The cake was delicious and looked even better than I imagined it in my head. Everyone was raving about it! And in the end, it was nearly half the price of the wedding cake vendors in Carmel/Monterey. I highly recommend Paul Liu and FB&C!
Member Since: 2/20/2013
I hired Freedom Bakery to do our wedding cake after seeing how expensive cake at other bakeries in the area were. I was so pleased when I was able to have a beautiful, DELICIOUS cake for a much lower price! This was one of the best cakes I have ever had, and I absolutely can't wait to cut into the topper that is in my freezer! The cake was so beautiful. I had made a Pinterest board of cakes that I loved and Paul was great about coming up with something in my price range that was the exact look that I was going for. We went with a white cake with mango filling, and it was simply amazing. We will definitely be going back for more!
Member Since: 1/10/2001
I chose Freedom Bakery for my wedding of 80 people because the customer service and fast response time set them apart from the vendors recommended to me in the Carmel area. I searched for an idea of what I wanted the cake to look like on Pinterest and did some comparisons with the online cake catalogs of competitors and saw clearly that Freedom's style suited me. I wanted rustic, simple, and charming to compliment the beauty of Holman Ranch. I initiated the order via email and got a response from Paul within the hour.
I skipped the tasting - because I tried other bakeries and decided I'm fairly easy to please where that's concerned. What mattered more to me was that the look of the cake fit the style of the wedding. And as luck would have it, the cake looked and tasted like heaven.
I picked a flavor, placed the order and then immediately wished I had chose something else. It was no biggie for Freedom though to change out the flavor, I called in the change and Paul told me I was making a good decision with the cookies & cream and that it was his favorite flavor... and that's all I needed to cross this off the long list of to-dos. Freedom was great - they were in touch with the wedding coordinator and offered advice for how large the cake stand should be.
My only regret is that I didn't order a big enough cake because I couldn't make the larger size fit my budget. I ordered a round cake with 3 tiers, a 6", 8", 10" with white butter cream icing. And used fresh succulents for decoration. If I had guests who didn't really care for cake it would have been large enough - but the cake was so good people wanted more.
Member Since: 8/25/2013
Freedom bakery was amazing to work with! The cake tasting was great and organized. The cake turned out perfect and beautiful!!
Member Since: 5/22/2007
Paul and Freedom Bakery are amazing! We had a yummy tasting at their location in Watsonville and decided upon the raspberry lemon cake-- it was a huge hit at the wedding and we even ate it for days after the wedding! The cake was beautiful and delicious and exactly as we hoped it would be! I would highly recommend using them!
Member Since: 6/8/2013
I've had many great experiences with freedom bakery cakes so there was no question on who I wanted to do my cake. We did a taste tests and consultation with Paul and he gave me EVERYTHING I pictures in a cake and it was absolutely DELICIOUS! I have told every couple getting ready for a wedding this is where they should go! It was perfect! Taste, Looks, size, color. EVERYTHING!
Member Since: 1/31/2013
Freedom Bakery & Confections makes great cake! For our wedding, we wanted a cake that was not outrageous in price, but tasted like it was :) When we went cake tasting, we were really impressed with the quality of the cake and the service that was offered. Paul really took his time with us and went through all of our options, even offering other options that we did not see in the books, etc.
All of our friends and family loved the cake the night of the wedding!!
On top of that, the cake was delivered prior to the wedding beginning (we didn't even see the cake being delivered!) FB&C really took care of business on our day and we did not have to worry about anything!
Member Since: 8/22/2011
My husband is not a cake fan, or a sweet fan, but he LOVED this cake. He especially liked the Santa Cruz with the mango.
We went with a two tier cake for the wedding, Boston Cream flavored and it was a very simple a elegant design with just roses as decoration with the buttercream frosting slightly detailed. We had the Monterey and Santa Cruz flavored cakes to be on the dessert table. They were one layer and cut and served with the wedding cake. The lemon cream puffs were amazing (we were told), as were the mocha and chocolate mousse cups. The red velvet cake squares were delicious, too. It was so delicately designed, and Paul was amazing to work with, being patient with us when we got spaz-like a time or two.
I thought the pricing was very fair. He has the prices online, so you know he's not like many bakeries where the price is not shown and goes up for a wedding cake, or there is a separate place just for wedding cakes. The prices for the desserts were fair, too, in my opinion. My husband thought it was a little steep, but he thought the same about most of the wedding. After looking at other places, including a more well-known local Santa Cruz place, I thought the price was very fair considering the excellence of the cake. Not big frosting people, we loved the perfect (for us) frosting to cake ratio. :)
We didn't keep the top tier, because we'll just order more cake when our anniversary comes around. If we lived in the area, we could easily get fat and broke from spending money at this place for just an after work treat, let alone any excuse to throw a party or get a cake.
Love this place, and highly recommend it.
Member Since: 12/3/2012
Paul from Freedom Bakery just did our wedding cake and it was phenomenal in looks and taste! Paul was incredibly wonderful to work with too. I can't believe how reasonable their price was too. I would recommend them to anyone. Hands down the best!
Member Since: 1/13/2013
My husband and I have been very satisfied with the services provided by Freedom Bakery. We decided to look for our own cake vendor when we tried the cake vendor our wedding site recommended. We searched around in April for a cake vendor who would deliver a cake to Carmel in early June for a wedding and tried a few places that we thought were iffy. We were very pleased when we found Paul at Freedom Bakery. We met with Paul initially to discuss designs of the cake along with him allowing my husband and me to taste all the different possible flavors. Everything he presented was very delicious, with perfect moistness and consistency. We knew this was the place to make our wedding cakes when we tasted his samples and saw his designs. We ended up choosing white cake with mango mousse, and chocolate cake with Bavarian cream raspberry preserves. We made a deposit that day and was pleased at the quoted price. He drafted out a possible design of our cake with a replica of our wedding invitations in mind. As our wedding day got closer, Paul corresponded with me on ways to decorate the cake with the different types of flowers so it would embellish the look, but leaving me the final decision maker. The big day came, and we got many compliments from our guests regarding how delicious the cake was along with how nice the cake looked. The blue flowers and the rest of the design on our cake was absolutely beautiful on the day of the wedding. Thank you sooo much Paul for making my Wedding Cake so beautiful, and leaving me one less thing to worry about on my day. I would highly recommend Paul for his professionalism, cake making and decorating skills, and for the wonderful job he did on my wedding day. In fact my family the day after the wedding stopped by before heading back to the Bay Area to purchase a Strawberry Bavarian Cream Pie. If and when I am in Watsonville, I do plan to stop by for either some Strawberry Bavarian Cream Pie, or at least to try one of those delicious lunches you serve during the week. Thank you once again!!!
Member Since: 9/19/2012
Freedom Bakery made a three tiered wedding cake, cake pops and cupcakes and they were not only beautiful, they tasted amazing!!! Everyone is still raving about how good all of the treats were and its 2 months after the wedding! Its one thing to look pretty but its another to taste just as amazing as it looks! Paul came through and made everything so amazing!!
Member Since: 2/21/2012
Best wedding cake I have ever tasted and my cake looked amazing! Beyond what I could imagine . I can't wait to go visit them just to eat some amazing cake
Member Since: 10/8/2012
I had a few cake tastings and was not at all impressed. I asked my wedding planner if she had any other suggestions and she recommended Freedom Bakery. when she said that I realized Freedom bakery had made my Mom and Dads wedding cake (they have been in business a long time) I made an appointment and I met with Paul, the owner. As soon as I took the first bite, I knew this was the place that would make my wedding cake! All the samples we tried were fantastic, it was so hard to choose! My wedding was an Italian theme and I had requested some Italian treats to go along with the cake. Paul was able to make and customize all my desserts and they all came out wonderful. I am so happy I chose Freedom bakery!
Member Since: 6/23/2012
Paul is a great guy who was very patient with me and my family. We had some complicated ideas and he was able to hang in there with us and give us information on what would and what wouldn't. His cake flavors are amazing! The texture of the cake is perfect and there wasn't one flavor I didn't like. It was hard to choose! The design itself wasn't exactly what I had hoped but it was still a nice looking cake.
Member Since: 8/10/2011
I couldn't have been happier with my wedding cake from FB&C! We dealt with them via email and over the phone which I thought would be difficult, but thankfully it was not. I was able to pick up and take home our tasting plate, which was delicious! We decided on three different flavors and our guests loved them all. Not only did it taste great, but it looked beautiful! They managed to take the picture in my mind and bring it to life.
I would highly reccommend FB&C to anyone bride who wants a delicious, beautiful, hassle free wedding cake!
Member Since: 1/2/2012
my cake was absolutley what i asked for and was beautiful!!! the cake was delicious and the staff was so helpful!! their pricing was so reasonable and was well worth every penny!!! highly reccomend!!!
Member Since: 11/1/2011
I used Freedom Bakery for my April wedding. Considering I planned my wedding from out of state, the planning process was made easy with email and their online scheduling/payment system.
I had a cake and dessert table at my wedding. Everything came out absolutely delicious! It looked good too!
Member Since: 11/20/2012
Absolutely delicious wedding cake as well as beautiful. Entire team was exceptional in meeting my needs and I highly recommend Freedom Bakery.
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Quality since 1975, we make unique and delicious wedding cakes, cupcakes, desserts and favors. We are skilled in all styles of wedding cakes from the classic butter cream icing to the modern fondant designed cakes.
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