Member Since: 2/3/2007
Being that I am a cake connoisseur, well, at least I think of myself as one, I was very involved in picking out my cake for my wedding day. I went to 6 different bakeries to taste cake! (The best part about planning a wedding!)
Amy Beck Cake Design was our last tasting, and we were floored with the deliciousness of the cake. We tried all sorts of cake flavors and frostings; Amy Beck was there with us along the way informing us of various flavor combination's. She was very helpful, nice and down to earth and super easy to work with.
We decided on the Devil's Food Cake with Creme Cheese Filling and Chocolate Ganache frosting...decadent! It turned out absolutely beautiful and tasted amazing. Guests couldn't stop talking about the cake and even months after the wedding I still hear how wonderful the cake was!
She also did a fabulous cake for one of my friend's son's 1st birthday party.
I can't wait to use her again.
Member Since: 1/4/2013
Working with Amy Beck from the beginning was both a fantastic and delicious experience. The cake tasting was fun and Amy has such excellent ideas and talent. Our cake was exactly what we wanted and so beautiful, we can't wait to eat the top layer at our first anniversary!
Member Since: 8/22/2010
So happy that we chose Amy Beck to design our wedding cake! Right from the initial tasting we knew she was the right choice. They have a ton of different flavor combinations to choose from and Amy's visions are spot on-- It's easy to see why she is one of the most popular cake designers in the Chicago area.
We had a fairly simple but beautiful 4-tiered cake for our October wedding and received rave reviews on the taste of the cake. We did 3 different flavor combinations and my husband's only complaint is that the red velvet cake was long gone by the time he made it to the dessert table. Guess it really was delicious!
Member Since: 5/12/2012
Amy did an amazing job with our wedding cake. She incorporated many of the intricate designs from our venue, the Chicago Cultural Center, so that the cake fit in perfectly with the venue. She took the details from our invitations and the pictures we brought to our meeting for inspiration as well. We could not believe how amazing the gluten-free cake was, you could not even tell, and that is truly hard to find in baking-typically it is dense and dry. My now-husband was able to enjoy the cake tradition on our wedding day and we could not be more grateful. I think we will have a hard time waiting for one year to eat the cake topper in our freezer! Thanks Amy and crew!
Member Since: 12/27/2012
Amy was easy to work with and the process was very straight forward. We chose 2 cake flavors, one for the bride and one for the groom. My choice was the carrot cake with alternating pecan cream cheese and regular cream cheese fillings. It might sound like too much cream cheese frosting, but that simply doesn't exist in my world. The pecan cream cheese frosting is the BEST frosting that I have ever tasted. At our tasting I ate every last bit. My husband was not a fan, which is why he chose almond cake with alternating chocolate ganache and salted caramel buttercream fillings. Also sounds over the top, but was delicious! We heard several times that "this is the best wedding cake I have ever tasted". We thought so too!
Amy was also very nice about lowering the cost of the cake when we had fewer attendees than expected. No issues, very responsive, easy to work with.
The cake looked amazing and tasted wonderful, couldn't have asked for more!
Member Since: 10/31/2012
The best cake, ever. Design was perfect. Wish I could have a piece e very day. Can't say enough about her and the cake.
Member Since: 4/11/2012
Truly as good as it gets! Amy's cakes not only look GORGEOUS, but also are BEYOND DELICIOUS. If you want to work with the ultimate professional and have absolutely NO stress wondering if your cake will both look and taste phenomenal....Amy Beck is your gal!!
Member Since: 10/11/2012
I had never tasted good wedding cake. If fact, most of it was absolutely awful. Amy's cake was the hit of the reception. I'm glad we got extra cake because our attendees absolutely devoured it. As soon as we tasted it, we kinew we'd have a mob on our hands if there was no extra cake! And it was beautiful! Her designs are simply amazing. She is very courteous, and makes will stop at nothing to make the bride and groom happy!
Member Since: 7/8/2012
We went to four cake tastings and this was beyond our favorite. Margo worked with us on our cake design and created something beautiful and simple based off just a few photos we showed her. The final product was amazing and exactly what we asked for. They even matched the color to the swatch of our bridesmaids dresses! We had a three tier cake and each tier was a different combo of flavors. Everything tasted great and our guests loved our cake. If you can spend the extra money on your cake, go with Amy Beck!
Member Since: 9/1/2012
I ordered the cake for my wedding from Amy Beck, and it was absolutely fantastic. I would recommend Amy to anyone in Chicago.
Working with Amy was a pleasure--at our consultation she listened to my ideas and looked at the photos I brought in, and based on that information she created a beautiful cake that complemented the theme and color scheme of my wedding. I loved how she incorporated my wedding colors (pink and gold) and how the decorations on the cake echoed the decorations on our custom invitations. I also loved the garlands of delicate white, sculpted icing flowers that hung down the sides of each layer. On top we had two gold, marzipan love birds, and they made me so happy.
We had a six-tier cake, which was light pink with white decorations, and it really was a star at the wedding reception. I remember seeing it for the first time and being amazed because it was more beautiful than I ever could have imagined. It also tasted delicious. Amy has tons of different cake and icing flavor options, and we chose lemon cake with raspberry buttercream and lemon curd--good for a summer event. All my guests commented on the taste and my mother even ate a second slice!
Member Since: 12/21/2011
First, all of Amy Beck's cake and filling flavors are tasty. There is a wide range of flavors and you will definitely find a handful that you like. Our guests enjoyed the cake, and I'm sure you will agree if you go to a tasting.
Second, they work closely with us to customize the cake to our exact specifications. We had about 10 flavors of filling and cake to try at the tasting, and Amy talked us through which ones went well together. Each tier of cake has a number of layers of cake and filling (I think it was 4 layers of thin cake), so you can really get creative.
Amy sat with us during the tasting to design the look of the cake. She had a number of cakes on display and I brought in a few pictures of cakes I had seen online. Amy asked me what elements of the cakes I liked, and then drew a sketch of a cake on the spot that was exactly what I wanted. It was very impressive.
Member Since: 6/4/2012
Amy Beck saved our cake! We initially contracted with a company that was, although slightly less expensive, uninformed and unresponsive. We were able to cancel our contract with that company and Amy Beck stepped in to take over. Our cake was a fairly complicated design and Amy Beck executed it flawlessly. I was beyond impressed with the cake design and taste and remain incredibly appreciative of their professionalism. I HIGHLY recommend Amy Beck Cake Design.
Member Since: 10/22/2007
You will not be disappointed. I had a very specific vision for my cake (I didn't want it to be the focal point of the wedding - but it was created so beautifully that it become one!), and Amy Beck delivered. We picked 3 flavors (red velvet with chocolate buttercream/lemon with raspberry buttercream/passionfruit with passionfruit buttercream - the favorite of the night!). When taste testing, I had the expectation that we would go with chocolate and vanilla...I figured you can't go wrong with those. That obviously didn't stand true with the flavors listed above - they were that outstanding! There were so many guest photos of the cake because it was truly one of a kind and one of the guests wants to try similar flavors for her destination wedding...I told you - unforgettable! Also, the cake was so delicious that my husband and I started eating the top of the cake the next day. There was no way we were going to freeze it for a year and take the chance that it might not be good. We celebrated our 1 week anniversary eating the last of the cake!! Amy Beck was so easy to work with, understood what we were looking for in a cake and created it with better expectations. If you look at her pictures, sample her cakes and don't hire her - you are crazy! She is a master at her craft :)
Member Since: 1/9/2012
The entire experience with Amy Beck Cake Design was so enjoyable from start to finish. The cake tasting we had was so much fun with such incredible flavors -- we keep trying to figure out how we could go back and do it again. There is no where else in the city like it!
We went with an almond cake with vanilla buttercream frosting with several layers (chocolate ganache, strawberry buttercream and cream cheese frosting) for our August wedding at the Chicago History Museum. It was literally the best thing we've ever tasted!! We received so many compliments on the look and taste of the cake. People were blown away. Also, it was absolutely beautiful with beautiful gold beads and roses. WE couldn't be more thrilled with how it turned out. Choose Amy Beck - you will not be disappointed!!
Thanks for making our day so special!!!
Member Since: 8/28/2011
Was easy to work with, enjoyed the tasting and was able to create a cake from my description and pictures I put together a various features I wanted. Did an excellent job.
Member Since: 11/13/2011
Amy Beck's cupcakes and cutting cake that we had at our wedding were amazing! We continue to get compliments on them. They tasted wonderful and Amy did a great job "dressing up" the cupcakes so they looked pretty on display. My husband and I really enjoyed our first meeting with her as she worked through our ideas and whipped up some different flavors for us to try, beyond what came with the initial tasting. We are looking forward to ordering another cake for our first anniversary!
Member Since: 3/2/2012
I would say it is nearly impossible to have a cake that looks both beautiful and delicious - yet Amy delivers on both. I have had countless pieces of cake or cupcakes that are dry, and it is so sad to see all that cake go to waste. It is obvious when you walk into Amy's shop from the smell that her ingredients are top of the line and fresh, and you will be so happy to see all the cake dishes at your wedding scrapped clean. Her flavors are classic, so you cannot go wrong with pleasing a crowd. And she is such an artist, our cake was so pretty without being overdone. Overall, Amy was just EASY to work with, and with all the detail that goes into a wedding, having a lovely cake without the hassle was a nice surprise.
Member Since: 10/5/2011
Amy Beck is so good at what she does that you'll hate her for it. I don't say that lightly. We went to a few local wedding cake producers before having our tasting with Amy, but she blew them all out of the water. In fact, after our tasting with Amy Beck we thought it would be smart to further our comparison by still visiting other wedding cake vendors and after every single one we said the only thing that we could, "Darn you Amy Beck, your cake is so good that you ruined any other cakes for us."
USE AMY BECK! She's worth every single penny. She's kind and welcoming and an absolute artist. She'll make your day beautiful and delicious.
Cake wasn't a priority for us when we started our vendor search. Amy made it a highlight of our wedding.
Member Since: 7/1/2011
I chose Amy Beck for my wedding cake after spending countless hours reading mixed reviews for other bakeries. I was really impressed with all of the positive reviews and the cake ended up actually exceeding our expectations! Amy Beck was extremely helpful and easy to work with. We had no idea what we wanted when we went in for the tasting and Amy was very patient in walking us through all of the different options of designs and flavors. The cake was delicious and we're still getting compliments from our guests months later on how amazing the cake was. The cake arrived on time and looked gorgeous at the center of our reception room. Amy Beck is definitely the best option you can choose for your wedding cake, it was a little pricier than what we planned to spend, but you absolutely get what you pay for and Amy will work with you to stay within your budget.
Member Since: 1/2/2011
Amy Beck did an amazing job with our wedding cake! The cake was absolutely delicious and looked amazing. They offered so many different combinations of cakes and filling/frosting, everyone could find something they like. They were also able to perfectly execute our design. They worked really well with our other vendors and enabled us to not have to worry about the cake on the day of the wedding. My sister is now using Amy Beck for her wedding this spring!
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Amy Beck's award-winning, custom-design cake bakery, located in River West, designs and creates cakes for all occasions—from the classic cake adorned with hand-sculpted sugar flowers to sleek and modern. Each cake made with the freshest ingredients, resulting in your delicious wedding cake..
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