Lumberjack style cake for a Philadelphia wedding couple


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Testimonials and Quoteables

Thank you so much for the beautiful and delicious cake and cupcakes.  They both received numerous compliments from our guests.  Knowing that the cake was safe for our son and other guests with food allergies was a great comfort to us.  Thank you for taking the extra steps to provide an allergen free cake!

Our experience with Bella’s Desserts couldn’t have gone any smoother. From our first communication with Lauren to her follow-up Congratulations afterward, she was the utmost professional and so responsive. We loved all the options from which we could choose for our wedding cake, from design to cake, filling and frosting. We ultimately combined a few styles from some of her other cakes to create our beauty and it was not only a focal point at our wedding but it was one of the most moist, delicious cakes I’ve ever eaten. I would not hesitate to order again or refer all my friends and family – she does great work! Many thanks, Lauren, for making that part of our wedding planning such a breeze and for the awesome confection!

OMG Lauren … best cake ever!! Seriously everyone at the party agreed your cake was fabulous. And believe me, this is a VERY picky group of folks. From the chocolate chip cake, to the chocolate ganache filling topped by the buttercream meringue icing – scrumptious every bit! And your design was spot on – it certainly was fitting for the occasion. Feel free to share this rave review – everyone deserves to experience a Bella Dessert. I will certainly make you my go to for any future special events.

As soon as we tasted the cakes, we knew we were booking with Bella’s Desserts. The flavors in all the cakes, fillings and frostings we tried were delicious with a very natural taste — not too overwhelming or artificial (unlike some other bakers we sampled). Lauren was clearly passionate about her craft and in helping to deliver a great product for our wedding, to make the event that much better. She was very responsive to any questions we had in the lead up to the wedding, and was able to make and package bags of her “sugar button” cookies as favors, with only six weeks notice. Many of our guests told us that it was the best wedding cake they had ever had, and the cookies were fantastic as well. I would recommend Bella’s Desserts to any area brides — now I just need an excuse to order another cake!

I wanted to personally email you and thank you! You were so accommodating, patient and helpful with the whole process I could not have hoped for a better experience. The cake was an absolutely stunning cake, we got so many compliments on the aesthetics and taste. This is my favorite cake out of all my birthday cakes/bridal shower cake from Baker’s of Buffington. I loved it even more than my wedding cake from Rosie’s Creative Cake in Lancaster. You are too sweet, and I can’t wait to order from you again especially since you are right around the corner.

Just wanted to thank you again for doing the cake! It looked awesome and was definitely the best gluten free cake I’ve ever had!! Great compliments around the whole dinner table, even those who are not gluten free loved it!

This Christmas I gave Bella’s Desserts cutout sugar cookies as a gift for my coworkers. The responses were overwhelming! Many asked if they were edible as the detailed design looked too good to eat. Several people commented that it was the best sugar cookie they ever had and one even went so far to say it was as good as his Grandmothers, which no one has been able to replicate to date. Thank you Bella’s for bringing JOY to so many people!

Just wanted to thank you for the awesome cake!! It was absolutely fabulous in every way – from its beautiful appearance, moist texture and taste!! It was everything I imagined and more. In our circle, Bakers of Buffington tends to be the choice of cake. I decided to try something different, and I’m sure glad I did! Your cake beat Buffington hands down!! Everyone was raving, it was the hit of the shower!!!

Thank you so much for my delicious birthday cake! Not only was it delicious, it was beautiful too. I’ve been a Bakers of Buffington fan for years, but your was much better. I especially loved the frosting. I’m not usually a fan of frosting, but yours was perfect. I’m going to recommend you to GF’s.

I just wanted to send a short note to thank you for your work on Debbie’s Party. The desserts [mini desserts] were delicious and I received many positive comments, and many requests for your information. Attached are a few pictures of the table, doesn’t quite do it justice! 

Thank you so much for the cake [Little Einstein Cake]. It was amazing. It’s one thing to see an image of it but to see it in person, I was mesmerized. My Mom (Carol) and I could not stop looking at it and thinking how cool it was and how well you got each Little Einsteins character just right. You did such a wonderful job and I am so thankful you were able to make it in such short notice. All the party guests really loved the look and better yet the taste of the cake – delicious. Thank you so much!! 

Everyone LOVED the cakes [Bobcat baseball hat and jersey cakes]! We actually had a crowd standing around it at the baseball complex, perfect strangers facebooking pics of it. They were particularly delighted that it was delicious as well as beautiful! I handed out all of your cards – I have a feeling you’ll be getting some calls. Thanks, again!

I wanted to thank you so much for making my son’s graduation party so wonderful with your amazing deserts.  The cake which was so absolutely beautiful and  tasted delicious. The cookies were awesome and looked really great. Our family and friends loved all the goodies including the strawberries.  I will definitely be calling you again for my next party.
– Dr. Sharon Barone

“Andre absolutely loves [the Superman cake]. In fact he loves it soooo much that he refuses to cut it. He is comparing the work on your cake to the Mona Lisa. Next year I will order a round cake with buttercream frosting.  Thanks so much for your handywork.  Our friends on Facebook love the cake too. 

I just wanted to let you know how AMAZING your [beach cake] was!! It was so moist and the icing wasn’t too sweet. Everyone at the party were saying it was the best they’ve ever had. It looked so beautiful too, exactly what we wanted. My mom was so happy, so surprised by the cake. I will definitely refer anyone I know to you. I’ll friend you on Facebook too, I know plenty of the party guests are already asking for your contact info.
Thanks again so much for the great job.

I am not kidding when I say that was the best wedding cake I have ever had. Everyone loved it. The almond was delicious. Luckily for us, a lot of people left early due to the rain and we have a ton of cake left over and we’re freezing it for later. 😉

Just wanted to follow up and let you know the [gluten-free chocolate] cake was delicious! My mom also has a wheat allergy, so we were both excited to have a good cake of our own.

Just wanted to thank you so much again, the cakes were fantastic! We had so many complements, and even though there were tons of leftovers, people really enjoyed having 7 custom flavors to choose from. Not to mention the gluten free folks were thrilled to have such a tasty dessert!

I just wanted to take a moment to drop you a quick line to thank you so much for making our son’s wish of the Max and Ruby cakes a true reality. The look on his face when he saw those (almost identical) replicas of the cakes was priceless. He was thrilled! Not only did they look amazing but better yet, they tasted amazing too. The icing wasn’t too sweet and I loved that you used real food items rather than candy to make the worms/accessories on the cakes! I was so surprised that you also made the cupcakes to match the cake and the red velvet cupcakes were the best I’ve had … ever! 

Thank you SO much for the amazing [organic leaves and twigs] cake! It was extraordinary and everyone raved about both the inside and the outside! The leaf motif fit right into the whole garden setting. All the different flavors were so delicious. The vegan cupcakes were really good and my cousin with the dairy allergy really appreciated having a treat. All the best to you and your family and many thanks again for all your kindness and professionalism!

I wanted to let you know that the cake you made for Liz’s wedding was delicious! It was a hit with everyone and was completely gone by the next day. The flavors we chose – Almond Sour Cream and Chocolate with Raspberry were perfect for all guests and your frosting was the best. Overall guests were amazed at how moist and delicious the cake was. It was also decorated beautifully.

The [vegan chocolate cake with organe icing] you made for my b-day is absolutely perfection! SO GOOD! The cake tastes like the chocolate cake my mom used to make for me every year when I was a kid. She made all food from scratch. I can fully understand why you received the “Best Of” award. Thank you for making my 50th birthday special. We are now going to be regular customers. It was nice to meet you. Thanks for coming all the way out here to no-man’s-land Pennsylvania. 

I can’t thank you enough for the GORGEOUS and SCRUMPTIOUS cake you made for the baby shower! I was blown away by how beautiful it looked! It was perfect! I was so impressed with the way you did the icing – the white icing and then the turquoise icing on top of it! And it wasn’t a fondant! Everybody was asking me where it was from and when I said you made it, several teachers commented that they’ve ordered cakes from you before and everyone had nothing but wonderful things to say! We all LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it!!! I certainly will recommend you to all of my friends!

OMG that cake was outstanding. First, I want to thank you for your hard work it really made my husband’s day special. The cake was perfect. All of the guests commented on it, it was so delicious. One of our guests commented (he is from NY and is used to quality baked goods) that it was the best cake he has ever eaten. God has truly blessed you with a talent and thanks for sharing it with us.

The cake was absolutely gorgeous – some people really thought it was a fake because it looked so perfect! Your pastry was perfection – everyone raved about how delicious it was and ate every single piece. 🙂 It was a pleasure “doing business” with you.

We loved the cakes!!!!! Thank you sooo much!!! They were so beautiful!!! Everyone kept calling them the barbie cakes … did you see your cake was only in the first show because we sold out of the pink frosted layer cake shower gel!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 Your cake helped us to sell out!!!!!!!!!! Yahooo!!! I definitely will use you in the future, thank you so much for everything!!!! I don’t even like sweets (more of a salty snack girl) and I ate 2 huge pieces of your cake…and loved it!
– Philosophy, QVC

I have worked weddings for the last five years and have tried many cakes. This past Sunday I had the pleasure of tasting your almond sour cream cake and I can say it was the best cake I have ever had. I look forward to working with you the next time I need a cake for myself.
– Williamson Restaurant, Horsham, PA

The cake was wonderful! It was beautifully done and it was absolutely delicious. Everyone commented that it was the best cake they’d ever had (and I’m not exaggerating!).

I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful [blue cut-out] cake that you made for Allie’s wedding. We received so many compliments on the look as well as the taste and Allie and Jake were absolutely thrilled with the cake. It came out exactly the way they envisioned it.

I just wanted to say thanks for the fantastic [five-tier wedding] cake! It looked amazing and we heard from everyone that it was hands down the best wedding cake they had ever had! You definitely have a lifelong customer here!!

The cake tower was the highlight of the reception. Everyone was commenting on it. I did not hear any negative thoughts. Everyone wanted to know where I got it from. You are doing a fabulous job of marketing, your help was appreciated and your service to your customer was top notch! Thank you for a wonderful job. Some of the comments from my guests were described as anywhere from “awesome”, “gorgeous”, “wonderful” and finally “absolutely delicious”. Tina (my daughter) was very impressed. The groom’s family comes from the Honey Brook area and some of them have had your cakes before … but even then you got some comments about your baking. Again you have out done yourself! Thank you again for making my daughter’s day a success.

You’re cake was amazing! We didn’t feed each other just one bite for the cake cutting … after our first bite we kept going back for more and ended up feeding each other 3-4 bites each!

The wedding cake was beautiful! The little tiny bite I had when we cut the cake was delicious, but the Wyndham was a little crazy with the table clearing and we never actually got a piece of it! (I was definitely not happy about that!!!) All of our guests raved about the cake, and I think we are actually going to eat the topper we have in the freezer tonight since we missed the actual cake!

I just wanted to take a minute and personally thank you for an amazing cake, cookies and dessert everything turned out perfect. Thanks again. You can bet we will be using you again for events in the future.

The [chocolate wedding] cake was DELICIOUS! Voted “best wedding cake ever” by a few of our guests. 🙂

NYC was wild out til 5 p.m. with fans and comics; Lauren the cake you made was fabulous thanks for celebrating our birthdays!!
– Amy Tee

Yay! Cake and comedy! That’s the best! Still remembering your delicious cake.
– Sandra Valls

I have to say that I have never tasted cake like yours. The cake was moist and beyond delicious, and that was just at a tasting. I would recommend Bella’s to any of my clients. Too much to say and not enough room to type it. In a nut shell “Finger Looking Good.”

We had the cake in the late afternoon yesterday. We were all amazed by how delicious it was! Your vanilla cake was wonderful but the fudge icing on this one was incredible. Even the people that did not like chocolate cake were asking for more ….

Thanks for your sweet note. So many people, including myself, thought it was the most delicious wedding cake they had ever tasted! I was surprised that I liked it even more than the cupcakes, which were delicious. The carrot cake got rave reviews and I loved the cookie dough. Thanks for everything.

I wanted to tell you that the lemon cake you made for our party this past weekend was absolutely out of this world! Each cake we’ve tried has exceeded the previous, but I don’t think anything can exceed this one. The flavor was fabulous, and the size was perfect for our group.

I just wanted to let you know how wonderful it (the cake) was. Not only was it beautiful, but it was absolutely delicious. Everyone here was raving about it. I found your cake to be just as good, if not better, than Bakers of Buffington. That being the case, I will be calling you for all of our future orders.

The cake was fantastic. Just so you know that I’m not exaggerating, let me say that my mother-in-law had 3 pies and a cheesecake, but people ate (your) carrot cake. I had four people ask where I got it.

I wanted to let you that your cake was a hit. Everyone raved about your cake. They all enjoyed it very much. I would highly recommend you if anyone asked which bakery. Thank you for making phenomenal and deliciously edible cake. I will call you next time for the next special occasion. Oh, one more thing to say … your artwork was fantastic.

Anna loved her cake. All the kids did. It was so cute and all the adults loved the taste. Several people mentioned how good the icing in the middle was. Usually I give pieces away, but never with your cakes …. I keep most of it for me!!! 

I gotta tell you this!!!!!!! WOWWOWOW! You have done a fantastic job with decorating John Deere cake. It is exactly what I had in mind. I am VERY happy with it. I love the stumps and post sign! My husband, was speechless and stared at the cake for a long time. He was awestruck by it especially with small details that you have done like the red birds and thin grass. He loved it even my son, wanted to get a hold of the truck from the cake and to eat it as well too. My whole family loved your artist work. The cake itself was delicious!!!!!

Bella’s Desserts didn’t just deliver beautiful, delicious cookies; Lauren delivered a special, custom-made birthday celebration. Thank you!

– Tami Matthews, Denver, CO

Thanks, Lauren. Your desserts were wonderful! We had about 8 choices of dessert for Thanksgiving because so many people brought things. (We had about 30 people.) The cheesecake was gone first-and fast. We were able to bring a few pieces of carrot cake home to enjoy and we loved every bite of it! You saved me so much effort and everything was loved! Thank you!