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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.
Member Since: 1/15/2012
We are more than satisfied with the entire process and final product of our cake for our wedding. Paul and his staff were amazing, diligent and easy to work with. The cake was affordable, elegant and scrumptious. We would work with them again, no hesitation!
Member Since: 8/15/2011
My family has been using Freedom Bakery since I was a child. When it came to our wedding cake, I knew this place had to bake it.
Price wise - they couldn't be beat by anyone in the surrounding area.
Our guests LOVED the taste. Some said it was the best wedding cake they've tasted!
Sampling was simple: They give you the option of trying it at the site or you can pick them up and take them home to you don't have to eat them with someone looking at you.
Paul, the owner, is super friendly and quick to respond to emails. Highly, highly recommend!
Member Since: 2/25/2011
Cake was delicious! We met Paul at Freedom Bakery for a tasting. His presentation and style was very easy going and we loved the cake. Later on I spoke with Paul over the phone and sent him a few pictures of what I wanted in terms of design. He gave me some suggestions and we rolled with it. My inlaws made our cake topper and dropped it off the day before the wedding. Paul set the topper in some frosting and it looked fabulous. He also took some pictures of him making the cake for my memory book.
Everyone raved about the cake. We had two different flavors, Chocolate with Raspberry and Bavarian Cream and a Mango white cake (the Santa Cruz, I think). We kept the cake topper, Cookies and Cream, and had it a few weeks later with some friends while we watched our wedding video.
The price was great and the process was so delicious and seamless! Thank you Paul!
Member Since: 12/26/2010
I had Freedom Bakery do my wedding cake, and it was amazing!
We had half cookies and cream mousse and chocolate, and half strawberry mousse and vanilla cake.
It was decorated beautifuly, just as I had pictured it. They had a neat idea expanding on diamonds I wanted on it. It tasted delicious, and looked fabulous!
Member Since: 3/29/2011
LOVED my cake!!!! There was nothing left. Thank you!
Member Since: 6/29/2011
I found FB & C at a Central Coast Bridal show. As soon as my husband and I tried the cupcakes we were hooked!
We scheduled an appointment with Paul Liu for a tasting and ALL the cakes were delicious. Paul also went over our vision and helped us design a cake during the appointment. He was realistic in what could be done as well as helpful in helping create the cake.
Before we could make a final decision, we still did some shopping around. Honestly, no other bakery in the area had cake NEARLY as delicious as theirs. So we called back and booked them!
The cake was delicious and I received so many compliments from the guests!
The only thing that was a little off is that the cake design differed slightly from our original plan. I am sure it is much more crisp in my mind than his (since he has so many cakes!) and honestly it wasn't too far off. The display was beautiful and I would recommend this place over and over again!
Member Since: 6/28/2012
We decided to go with cupcakes instead of a cake for our wedding. Due to miscommunication with the location, I didn't place my order until the weekend before! Paul, the owner, was quick to take care of me and make sure everything went as planned. The cupcakes looked great and tasted amazing! They even took time to decorate the cupcake tiers. It was perfect!
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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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