• Cakes By Lisa

    The attention to detail and the ability to create a more personalized design sets Cakes By Lisa apart from the ordinary. Choosing and ordering your wedding cake should be a pleasurable experience. You can choose from my selection of styles, or create your own design. Let me create your masterpiece from simple elegance to exploring your daring, wild-side. Our cakes are elegant, innovative and above all delicious!

    READ ABOUT OWNER LISA MENZ

    Cakes By Lisa will assist you in choosing one of my mouthwatering combinations of scrumptious cakes and fillings followed by your choice of design to be exquisitely decorated in my rich butter cream icing or fondant. From there, I can help you choose some finishing touches that will compliment your cake. I will deliver and set up your cake so you don't have to do anything but enjoy your day. "Let your sweet dreams become a reality." Please view my F.A.Q.'s page, call, or email for more information. Consultations are by appointment only. I look forward to serving you!

  • A Little About Lisa

    Lisa's cake business's mission is to make clients' dreams realized in 3-D and edible form for any special occasion. Lisa is a cake artist, not a cake decorator; there is a huge difference. Anyone can do a cake, but to make it a piece of art is a whole different world. It takes time, talent and patience. Lisa's goal is to exceed your expectations by challenging the ordinary, and creating a memorable finish to your special day. Lisa lives by the saying; "Let Your Sweet Dreams Become A Reality". 

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    Cakes By Lisa Advantages

    ♥ Each cake is custom designed to reflect your personal taste and style.

    ♥ Stylized cakes strike a balance between tradition and innovation, simplicity and decadence.

    ♥ Cakes can be embellished with accents of individuality, making it uniquely yours.

    • Cakes By Lisa ~ Owner Lisa Menz Lisa's works have been featured in National advertising for American Cake Decorating magazines. She has competed in and won cake competitions under top culinary judges. Lisa has been schooled and worked in many mediums of the sugar arts, such as fondant, isomalt sugars, gelatin, gum paste, wafer paper, chocolates and royal icing. She has been a teacher at Michael's Crafts stores for Wilton and taught for Central Florida College of Ocala. She also taught at Days Of Sharing here in Florida and been a demonstrator at the National ICES Cake Conventions. Her cakes have been consigned for many top golf and country clubs and various other venues in Ocala and Central Florida.

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  • Bridal Information

    ICED 2012 ~ Mardi Gras Theme INTERVIEW AND RESERVE YOUR DATE

    Call the decorator in your area to check for their availability for your wedding date. If your date is available, make an appointment to go in and check out the designs, taste and skill level of the decorator. Depending on the decorator, you may need to call a year ahead to reserve your date. Many specialty cake decorators limit the number of wedding cakes they do each week, while bakeries have a larger quantity of cakes. Please consider that Thursday through Saturday are very hectic for baking, decorating and delivering weekend wedding cakes, so please call ahead.

    Monogram Cake DEPOSITS

    Be prepared to leave a substantial deposit to insure that the baker reserves the date for you. Also be aware that you will often be required to leave a deposit on any equipment that belongs to the cake artist. If you don't return plates, fountains, etc. they'll have to be replaced at the decorator's cost and time. Some decorators include inexpensive items in the cost of your cakes so you won't need to worry about returning them. Be sure you're clear about the policies before you proceed.

    Ooo Laa La Detail CAKE DESIGNS

    Bridal magazines now show some wonderful, stylish, unique, creative wedding cakes. Take the pictures of the cakes that you like to show the decorator the styles you are contemplating. If you get your heart set on one particular beautiful cake, you may find it difficult to find a decorator in your area who can duplicate that specific cake, particularly if you have a limited budget. Please take the time to look at each cake artist's photo albums or designs to see what they can do and how well they do it.

    Fairytales TASTE OF THE CAKE

    The exterior beauty of your wedding cake will be important for your pictures and your personal statement, but the inside of the cake is what you will be serving your guests. You want a cake that is flavorful, moist, and yummy to eat. It is a real shame to spend lots of money on a cake when the guests take one bite and the rest gets thrown away. Ask friends or people who have attended recent weddings about how the wedding cake tasted. Be considerate of your guests. Things like seeds and coconut in fruit fillings can be difficult for some people to eat.

    Red Roses COSTS

    Be prepared to pay for the cake decorator's time. The cake ingredients themselves are usually not super-expensive unless you want gourmet ingredients, filling and frostings. Simple cake designs are the least expensive. The more involved and more complicated the cake design, the more you should be prepared to pay. Know your budget ahead of time. That will enable the decorator to help you choose wisely from his or her designs. Please give the decorator as much advance notice as possible for the planning of your cake so that he or she can reserve the time necessary to execute your particular design.

    Spanish Harlet ICINGS

    Choices for the covering on your cake are numerous. There is the typical bakery butter cream icing, which is basically a very sweet mixture of shortening, powdered sugar, water and flavorings. Rolled fondant icing has a somewhat firm texture and is generally used over a light coating of butter cream icing. Fondant has more of a fudge-like consistency and is rolled out and laid over the cake rather than spread. It is not light and fluffy, but also not hard - just a firmer texture. Depending on the look and the taste you prefer, your decorator will be able to advise you of which icing will be appropriate for your cake design. Keep an open mind - some designs are simply incompatible with certain icings and/or conditions. The cake artist has typically done this many times, but you just have one shot at the perfect cake.

    Fresh Flowers Initial Cake FRESH FLOWERS

    If you are planning on using fresh flowers on your wedding cake, consider that they have possibly been treated with insecticides and/or preservative chemicals. Also, some flowers and greenery are naturally harmful if ingested, so select carefully. Don't assume that you can just have the florist leave the flowers for the cake decorator. Many cake decorators have a very tight delivery schedule and simply do not have the extra time to do those flowers for you. You must ask for this service. You should also be prepared to pay the cake decorator an extra fee if you do want him to arrange the fresh flowers for you. Please inform both parties of your wishes.

    Sugar Flowers & Butterfly SUGAR FLOWERS

    If you choose to use gum paste flowers on a cake, be prepared to pay for the time it takes to make these exquisite work of art flowers. Gum paste is a sugar clay from which the flowers are hand formed, rolled, shaped, ruffled, veined, etc., for a realistic, porcelain-like results. This is a time consuming process. Ultimately, the cake design is your decision. If you choose a design that uses royal icing or butter cream flowers the cast can often be kept lower. Those icings can be piped to allow the decorator to make the flowers fairly quickly.

    Baby Shower Cake CAKE SERVINGS

    The cake designer can guide you as to the number of servings of cake you will need. But in the end, you must decide on the numbers. Only you know the potential guest list. Cakes come in standard sizes and serve a predetermined number of guests, depending on the size of the serving and shape/number of tiers in your cake design. You will probably end up paying for some extra servings, but don't despair - that just means bigger servings of leftovers!

    Bulldog Groom's Cake CAKE PLACEMENT

    Where will your cake be placed in the reception area? Consult the reception site manager and your cake person. Think about the background of your cake and how the picture will turn out. Consider the foot traffic. A cake placed near the dance floor can be hazardous to traffic flow. Is the table sturdy enough? Does the reception site provide the cake skirting?

    Pretty in Pink Cake OUTDOOR PITFALLS

    If you are planning an outdoor wedding in the summer heat, remember that flies love sweets, heat melts most icings, and high humidity will wilt many sugar flowers. Rain and wind can cause havoc by collapsing tents and blowing tablecloths right off the tables. The weather is unpredictable. Plan accordingly.

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  • Pricing

    Cakes By Lisa would like to thank you for viewing my website and cake portfolio. This information is to help you understand a little about how I price my event and wedding cakes. Please understand cake is a art form, and it takes many hours and years of schooling to create that special cake design just for you. Time and talent is the most costly factor in any cake design. The more time that is spent on the design of the cake, the more your cost will be. Simple designs, of course are less expensive. Tea Time with Alice

    I will work with you to design a wedding or event cake that will fit your needs and cost. The typical cost for most wedding cakes start at $5.00 per serving in this area, and can go up from there. Even grocery store chains are averaging this base price per serving for a very basic cake that is frozen and has very simple designs and very few choices of specialty cake flavors and fillings are offered. So please take that into consideration when you are working with Cakes By Lisa. Other things that effect the cost of the cake are flower choices, types of icing coverings for the cake, delivery fees, number of servings, types of specialty fillings, etc.

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  • Personal Topper & Cake Stand Options

    Cakes by Lisa is proud to offer unique, "Personalized Sugar Doll" or "Horse" cake toppers and "Bling" cake stands.  Beautiful, delicately detailed, Cakes By Lisa horse head toppers can be made with white, light, dark, edible gold or colored chocolate. Currently 6 different horse breeds are available: Andalusian, Friesian, Tennessee Walker, Quarter Horse, Arabian or Hunter-Jumper.  These artistic horse molds or custom resin toppers are also available for sale.  Resin forms can be made in these colors: mocha chocolate, white, light ivory, black, silver, gold, or sparkle dusted.  Simply click here if you are interested purchasing these beautiful molds.

     Also available are sugar doll Bride and Groom toppers that can be made to your specifications. Hair, skin color, and even attire can be made to mimic your likeness or particular style. If you are looking for something one of kind, these toppers and gorgeous stands are sure to add that extra special touch to your event.

     


    Friesian and Andalusian White & Dark Chocolate Horse Head Mold Toppers
    Friesian & Andalusian
    Friesian Black Resin Cake Topper
    Friesian Resin
    Edible Gold Chocolate Andalusian
    Edible Andalusian
    Bride & Groom Sugar Doll Cake Toppers
    Unique Sugar Dolls
    Large Crystal Bling Cake Stand
    Crystal Cake Stand
    Medium Bling Rhinestone Cake Stand
    Rhinestone Cake Stand

     

     

     

     

     

  • Cake Flavor & Filling Options

    CAKE FLAVORS AND FILLINGS:

    I not only want to please the eye with beautiful art, I want to leave your taste buds wanting more. Cakes should not only be a work of art, but also taste wonderful. I can do most any flavor or filling that you may desire. If you do not see what you want on my list of flavors and fillings, please inquire.  I am happy to try to accommodate your wishes.    The following are just a few examples of possible flavors:

     

    Leopard Slipper
    CAKE FLAVORS:

    German Chocolate

    Devil Food Chocolate

    Milk Fudge Chocolate

    Marble

    French Vanilla

    Wedding White

    White Almond

    Yellow Butter

    Carrot

    Red Velvet

    Lemon

    Strawberry

    Spice

    Snickerdoodle

    Orange Cake

    Chocolate Chip

    Chocolate Cherry

    Lemon-Lime

    Chocolate Kaluha

    French Vanilla Bailey's

    French Vanilla Grand Marnier

    Rum (light) Cake

    Amaretto Cake

    Chocolate Peppermint Cake

     

     

     

    Lace Slipper
    CAKE FILLINGS:

    Strawberry

    Raspberry

    Any Type of Chocolate

    Reese's Peanut Butter

    Lemon

    Mousse Flavors

    Cinnamon

    Chocolate Panache

    Caramel

    Marshmallow

    Dulce de Leche

    Coconut

    Pineapple

    Cherry

    Chocolate Chip

     

     

     

  • Wedding Cakes Gallery

    Below is a sampling of wedding Cakes By Lisa. Click on an image to see a larger version. Some browsers offer the option to expand even further by clicking the top right corner of the photo.


    Oooh La La!
    Oooh La La!
    Crystal & Lace
    Crystal and Lace
    Chocolate Horses
    Chocolate Horses
    Bella y Amor
    Bella y Amor
    Champagne Toast
    Champagne Toast
    Classic Style
    Classic Style
    Delightful Damask
    Delightful Damask
    Sunflower
    Sunflower
    Opulence and Swirls
    Opulence and Swirls
    Topsy Turvy Dots
    Topsy Turvy Dots
    Lovely Garden
    Lovely Garden
    Classic Crystal Damask
    Crystal Damask
    Red Roses
    Red Roses
    Draped In Love
    Draped In Love
    Dare To Be Different
    Dare To Be Different
    Art Deco
    Art Deco
    Ribbon and Pearls
    Ribbon and Pearls
    White Romance
    White Romance
    Monogram Scrolls
    Monogram Scrolls
    Crystal Clear
    Crystal Clear
    Daisy Day
    Daisy Day
    Precious Moment
    Precious Moment
    All Dressed Up
    All Dressed Up
    Pink Feathers
    Pink Feathers
    Amado (Sweetheart)
    Amado (Sweetheart)
    Dreams Come True
    Dreams Come True
    Tiffany Crystals
    Tiffany Crystals
    Purple and Gold
    Purple and Gold
    Western Sunflowers
    Western Sunflowers
    Love For Real
    Love For Real
    What Makes Me Beautiful
    Makes Me Beautiful
    Gambling Big
    Gambling Big
    Walk On The Wild Side
    Walk On The Wild Side
    Lucky Ivy
    Lucky Ivy
    Tropical Jackpot
    Tropical Jackpot
    Red Romance
    Red Romance
    All Yours
    All Yours
    Hydrangena
    Hydrangea
    Winter Wonderland
    Winter Wonderland
    Dressed in White
    Dressed in White
    White Lilies
    White Lilies
    Pink Petals
    Pink Petals
    Ms. Bling Bling
    Ms. Bling Bling
    Oyster Pearls
    Oyster Pearls
    Butterfly Roses
    Butterfly Roses
    Romantic Gold
    Romantic Gold
    Draped in Style
    Draped in Style
    Passionate Gifts
    Passionate Gifts
    Draped in Blue
    Draped in Blue
    Blue Snowflakes
    Blue Snowflakes
    All Wrapped Up
    All Wrapped Up
    Romance
    Romance
    Dreams of Gold
    Dreams of Gold
    Butterfly Initials
    Butterfly Initials
    Tattoo With Love
    Tattoo With Love
    White Wedding
    White Wedding
    Vintage Rose
    Vintage Rose
    Purple Paradise
    Purple Paradise
    Diamonds Are Forever
    Diamonds Are Forever
    Our Lucky Day
    Our Lucky Day
    B is for Beautiful
    "B" is for Beautiful
    Dance of Love
    Dance of Love
    Yellow Daisies
    Yellow Daises
    Snow in Florida
    Snow in Florida
    Classic Elegance
    Classic Elegance
    Special Day
    Special Day
    Happily Ever After
    Happily Ever After
    Pink Lilies
    Pink Lilies
  • Groom's Cakes Gallery

    Below are some of the groom's Cakes By Lisa. Click on an image to see a larger version. Some browsers offer the option to expand even further by clicking the top right corner of the photo.


    Bulldog's Vs. Gators
    Bulldog's Vs. Gators
    Worth the Weight
    Worth the Weight
    Taking the Plunge
    Death By Chocolate
    Death By Chocolate
    Harley Davidson
    Harley Davidson
    Propeller
    Propeller
    Seminoles
    Seminoles
    Guitar Hero
    Guitar Hero
    Road Trip
    Road Trip
  • Celebration and Special Occasion Gallery

    Cakes By Lisa offers Birthday, Anniversary, Baby and Bridal Shower, Grand Opening, Bar Mitzvah, Quinceanera, Graduation, or cakes for any special occasion! Click on an image to see a larger version. Some browsers offer the option to expand even further by clicking the top right corner of the photo.


    Masquerade Ball
    Masquerade Ball
    Pretty Lace Slipper
    Pretty Lace Slipper
    It's A Girl!
    It's A Girl!
    Graduation Time
    Graduation Time
    15th Birthday Bash
    15th Birthday Bash
    Chocolate Horses
    Chocolate Horses
    Big Fish
    Big Fish
    Watering The Garden
    Watering the Garden
    Still Sewing
    Still Sewing
    Orleans
    Orleans
    Pearls and Lace Cupcakes
    Pearls and Lace
    Country Baby Bump
    Country Baby Bump
    Topsy Turvy World
    Topsy Turvy World
    Chocolate Cowboy
    Chocolate Cowboy
    Baby Gabriella's Shower
    Baby Bella's Shower
    Willow Deer
    Willow Deer
    First Birthday
    First Birthday
    Roaring 20's
    Roaring 20's
    Under the Big Top
    Under the Big Top
    Cowgirl Elegance
    Cowgirl Elegance
    Jean Cruguet
    Jean Cruguet
    Marge
    Marge
    Gator Baby
    Gator Baby
    Class Act
    Class Act
    Aces Are Wild
    Aces Are Wild
    Oh, Baby Baby!
    Oh, Baby Baby!
    80 Years Young
    80 Years Young
    Fairytale Life
    Fairytale Life
    Gators Go Down
    Gators Go Down
    The Mojo Grill & Catering Company
    The Mojo Grill
    Tea Time
    Tea Time
    Circus is in Town
    Circus is in Town
    Surf's Up
    Surf's Up
    Wedding Bliss Blue
    Wedding Bliss Blue
    Gingerbread House
    Gingerbread House
    Gone Fishing
    Gone Fishing
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Masquerade Ball

    Below are the most common questions asked.

    Please do not hesitate to call or e-mail if you do not find the information you are looking for here.
    I am more than happy to assist you!

    Delightful Damask
    Contact Information:

    Lisa Menz
    Telephone: (352) 307-7444
    E-mail: rlmenz@yahoo.com

    Q. Do you offer tastings? How many people can I bring with me?

    A.  Yes, I do offer tastings of your choice.  You are limited to the number of samples you're allowed.  You may have up to 4 persons attend the consultation with you.  

     

    Q. Is there a charge for the consultation? How long can we expect to be there?

    A.  Yes, I have a minimum of $30.00 charge for your consultation. If you have more samples you wish to try, the price will go up accordingly.    Please allow up to an hour for consultation.  Please keep in mind that cake samples are prepared specifically for your appointment. I ask for the courtesy of 48 hours notice. If you cancel your appointment, you will have to pay the consultation charge for the re-scheduled appointment.

     

    Q. What do I need to bring to our appointment?

    A. It is helpful to have made venue, color and floral decisions prior to our meeting so we have that information available. Additionally, any element from your event that you feel we can draw inspiration from is great to bring as well. Pictures of your dress, venue, your invitations or design motif, a monogram, color swatches, a piece of wrapping paper that catches your eye...it can all be helpful.

     

    That being said, you may also bring just yourself! Cakes By Lisa's portfolio has many ideas and pictures of cakes for you to browse through, as well as endless ideas. The design process is definitely a collaborative effort and I will keep going until you have a design you love.

     

    Q. What Can I Expect To Pay For A Wedding Cake? Do you have a price list?

    A. We require a minimum 50 person cake order.  My base starts at $5.00 per serving for butter cream cakes.  This is for a very simple, elegant cake.

     

    My fondant cakes will start at $7.00 per serving.  My cakes can go up according to your design, cake art, intricate designs, cake icing coverings, specialty fillings etc. 

     

    My pricing tends to average from $5.00 to $8.00 per serving. Ultimately, the price is based on the complexity of design and the number of people being served. Sheet cakes are available to supplement larger parties and are priced at $5.00 per serving.

     

    Before you arrive for your consultation, it is helpful to have a budget in mind for what you would like to spend on your cake.  This will give me a better sense of what we can design for you within that price range

     

    Q. Does your minimum apply to birthday cakes?

    A. Yes. The minimum order applies to cakes for ANY occasion.  Cakes By Lisa has a minimum of 50 persons for servings.

     

    Q. What is your delivery area? What do you charge for delivery?

    A. I serve North Central Florida area.   I am willing to travel anywhere my cakes can safely be delivered so please contact me to inquire about a specific location. Delivery and set up fees are additional and are calculated at an hourly rate round-trip.

     

    Q. Do you ship your cakes?

    A. No, I do not ship cakes.

     

    Q. Do I have to make a deposit to reserve my wedding date?  If so, how much is it and can I get a refund, if necessary?

    A. Yes, I require a 50 percent deposit to reserve your wedding date on my calendar.  I will base your deposit on the total estimated amount at the time you place your order.   We ask that you be absolutely certain that you would like to work with Cakes By Lisa, as all retainers are date specific and non-refundable.

     

    Q. I am not ready to make design decisions yet but I want to reserve our date so you don't get booked up, is that possible?

    A. Yes. You may reserve your date with a 50% non-refundable deposit. Final arrangements just need to be made at least 6 weeks prior to your event.  Again, we ask that you be absolutely certain that you would like to work with us, as all deposits are date specific and non-refundable.

     

    Q. How far in advance should I order a cake?

    A. The sooner you reserve your place on my calendar the better. I require a minimum of one month but for weddings, we suggest a minimum of six months to one year.  I definitely attempt to accommodate last minute requests if my schedule allows.  Please call or email to find out my availability for your particular date.

     

    Q. Do you make individual cakes, cupcakes and decorated cookies?

    A. Yes. I do custom designed cupcakes, cakes and cookies.  Please contact me for additional information.

     

    Q. Do you have a catalog or brochure?

    A. Just look through my website "Portfolio" or visit our CakesByLisa.net Facebook page. Each cake is custom designed, so my website serves mainly as a portfolio for you to see previous work. If you would like to schedule a consultation, you will then have the opportunity to view our complete portfolio.

     

    Q. If I want fresh flowers on my cake how can that be arranged?

    A. I typically coordinate directly with your florist to ensure we are using the same varieties of flowers.  If you prefer your florist to provide the flowers, they can arrange them onsite after our delivery window, which is typically an hour prior to your event.

     

    Q. Do you make sugar free or vegan cakes?  Do you use organic ingredients?

    A. I currently do not make sugar free or vegan cakes. I use only the best and freshest of ingredients.

    All of my ingredients are of the highest quality, which is one of the reasons my pricing tends to be just a bit higher than my competitors.  I truly believe that ingredients really do make all the difference and I am committed to using only the finest products available.  I always bake fresh and never freeze, whether its samples for a consultations or a wedding or special cake for any event.

     

    So come taste for yourself, and let me create a one-of-a kind cake for your special event.  
     "Let Your Sweet Dreams Become a Reality"

  • Contact Form

    Please note: If I do not respond within 36 hours, I did not receive your email inquiry about my services or your event. To ensure we connect, please call:  (352) 307-7444

     

     


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    Phone: (352) 307-7444


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  • More About Lisa

    Cakes By Lisa ~ Owner Lisa MenzLisa Menz has had a love of cake decorating since she was a little girl. She can remember doing her 1st cake for her father's birthday when she was about 10 years old. What a mess it must have been, but how beautiful and colorful it was to her! Her heart was filled with such pride. Lisa knew from then on she would pursue this passion of cake decorating. She really didn't get serious about the art of cake decorating until 1992. She started by taking Basic Wilton Cake Decorating Classes at Michael's Crafts Stores. She was hooked and passionate from that point on. From there Lisa started doing cakes for family and friends, and then turned it into a professional career. She started attending Florida ICES Mini-Classes and annual ICES Cake Conventions and taking classes from some of the best sugar artist in the world.

    Lisa was the Founder and Co-Chairman of the 1st ever, highly successful, Florida ICED Cake competition held in Ocala, FL in 2011 and 2012. Lisa has been featured in multiple magazines and news articles including her fund raising efforts for the Make a Wish Foundation in the Ocala Star Banner  and for her business Lisa Menz @ Work .  She has also been featured in the Ocala Style Magazine, in their June 2004, February 2012 and  March 2012 issues.  Click on the image below to read the March article on page 113-114.

    Most Beautiful & Creative Design Award ~ Professional DivisionAmong the many awards Lisa has won was her "Most Beautiful and Creative" in the professional division for the "Let's Eat Cake" St. Jude's Research Hospital Fundraiser on February 17, 2009.  Top notch, high-caliber judges included Food Network Challenge's Kerry Vincent, (The Queen of Wedding Cake Judging) as well as, the editor and chef from the internationally known "The Steamy Kitchen, Modern Asian."  Also in attendance was our own Ocala-based, renowned international pastry chef of Golden Ocala, Albert Barrett, WCJF Anchor and cake aficionado Paige Beck, Danielle from St. Jude's Children research Hospital and International Pastry Chef Ludwig Gross.  Lisa's "Crystal and Lace" cake was also featured in the "American Cake Decorating" magazine Jan/Feb 2013 issue.
     

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    A special mention to Tammy Griffin Portrait Artist, Inc. for all the fabulous photography provided at the Florida ICED competition, as well as for some of my cakes.  Please be sure to view her website and see more of her works of portrait art.  Cakes by Lisa recommends you utilize her talent to capture your special moments.

     

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     Cakes by Lisa supports Icing Smiles, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides custom celebration cakes to families impacted by the critical illness of a child.   The goal is to create a custom cake for the ill child, or their sibling, that provides a temporary escape from worry and creates a positive memory during a difficult time. If you would like to donate a smile or learn more, please click the icon.

     
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  • More Pricing Details

    WEDDING CAKE PRICING:

    * My pricing starts @ $ 5.00 per serving for butter cream iced cakes. Price also depends on how simple the cake is designed.  Price will go up according.  The following are some examples of items that have and up charge: intricate artwork, gum paste sugar flowers, fancy liqueur cakes and fillings, etc.

     

    Most Beautiful & Creative Design Award ~ Professional DivisionFONDANT CAKE PRICING:

    * Starts at $ 7.00 per serving for these type covered iced cakes. This may sound high when you are comparing to other decorators in my area, but I only use the highest quality gourmet tasting fondants on my cakes.

     

    SCULPTED CAKES:

    * Price depends on size and art work and time that is involved in what you want.

     

     

    OTHER NOTES OF INTEREST:

    * Free consultations with no samples. If you want samples you may request one, two, or three types of your choice, for a sitting fee which would range between $25.00 to $40.00 whether you book me or not. If you do decide to book me, this fee will be applied to your deposit booking total fee.

    * Free top tier is always included in the wedding or anniversary cakes.

    * Minimum of $100.00 deposit or above is required at time of booking.

    * Must be a minimum 50 person served cake.

    * Date is not reserved until I have received a deposit.

    * Local delivery within 15 miles is free.

    * Outside delivery fee start at $35.00 and will go up depending on the mileage distance to your event site.

    * Final pricing will be given at the time of your consultation booking.

     

    CAKES BY LISA REFUND POLICY:
    I understand that I am to pay a 50% NON-REFUNDABLE deposit at the time of booking an event with Cakes By Lisa Inc. The reason for this non-refundable deposit is, once you have booked with me for the date of your special event, other orders are turned down for the date you reserved. Also, in most cases, supplies have been ordered for your event and are paid for and I will lose my money for the product ordered. Also, full payment for your event is due 20 days prior to your event date. As stated on your contract, NO cakes will be delivered to the event site until full payment is received. If payment is not received within 2 weeks prior to event date, only cash will be accepted. NO exceptions. Again, thank you for your business and I look forward to serving you.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


     

  • Customer Testimonials

     

    BELOW ARE A FEW OF OUR PAST CLIENT'S ACCOLADES:

     

     

     

    Dear Lisa,
    Just wanted to take a moment to thank you so much for the wonderful cake you made for our daughter's 15th Birthday celebration. Your design of the cake fit perfectly with our theme of the party which was a Venetian Masquerade Ball. Our guests were amazed not only by the beauty of the cake but also by its great taste. It really was hard when it came time to cut the cake as we felt we were destroying a master piece, but we took lots of pictures.

    I commend you on your work. The cake looked great, tasted excellent, and you were wonderful to work with. I was glad I had some of your business cards that I could hand out because people were asking for them. I wish you the best and you can be assured that should I need a cake for a special event in the future, I will be contacting you.

    The Manresa Family


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    Lisa,

    I just wanted to thank you again on the amazing cake you made for my husbands b-day! He couldn't believe he got a sneaker cake let alone surprised that I was able to find someone who did such a magnificent job on it. It was DELICIOUS and all of our guests loved it! The cupcakes were so cute and I'm eating one as I'm typing this and it tastes so good! I just can't thank you enough. This will definitely be a birthday he will never forget and I know for a fact I will never be able to top this cake you have made lol!

    Thank you again and you will definitely be hearing from me again in the future! :)
    -Dara

     

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    Hey Lisa,
    The cake was beautiful! Tim and I loved it. Thank you for doing such a great job on it. I will highly recommend you to anyone I know needing a cake. Not only was the cake wonderful, but you were prompt and organized with everything.

    Thanks again!
    Dorothy and Tim Holman
    Lego wedding cake
    April 2012
     

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    The entire process with Lisa was great! She's so personable and really cares about getting to know about you in order to make your cake absolutely perfect for your special day. Her sample sizes are more then generous, and her expertise really shows with every bite! It was hard to choose which pairing of cake to filling to go with, but in the end we loved the choice we made. Her artistry is amazing, and her versatility in techniques really made a statement with the final product. My only regret was not having more cakes to eat after the wedding. I'm sure if our top layer will last until our first anniversary!!


    Thank you so much,
    Candice Calvo
    Apple Blossom Cupcake Wedding Cakes

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    Hello Lisa! We wanted to thank you so much for making such a phenomenal cake for our winter wedding! I knew that you would go above and beyond, but you really out did yourself. The details on our snowflake themed cake was amazing. You really show your customers how much pride you take in your cakes and that is obvious! We had so many compliments on the taste and everyone loved the design. We will definitely recommend you to anyone we come across who is in need of any type of cake. Thank you so much for being so professional and doing a exceptional work. Our cake turned out beautifully and we were glad that we went with you! YOU ROCK!!!!

    Thanks again,
    Amy and Jackie
    Snowflake wedding cake 2011

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    Howdy Lisa, I just returned from Ocala, FL. One of my husbands cousins got married in Sarasota so we spent some time with my family in Ocala. It was really great. Karen had a part of a tier left from her wedding cake so she took it out of the freezer for us to have some. After 8 months it was still GREAT!!!!! I am not just saying that, it was if you had just baked it. The flavor was soooo good and the looks were just as lovely! The topper is still being saved for their first anniversary in July. Honestly, Lisa this cake was so moist, fresh, and delicious, you should be very proud and quiet content with yourself. I had to tell you since I had first hand experience ( even though I believed my sisters). I pray all is well with you and yours, take care lady and God Bless!

    Thinking of You,
    Sharon Alley

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    Hi Lisa, It's Ashley from 10/10/10, the really bright wedding cake. We wanted to let you know that we had almost no cake left, except the top tier, because we had to take it off and save it for ourselves, but everyone loved it, even those who did not care for wedding cake. Every single person at our wedding had a piece, and ate every last bit of it, which is kinda odd for a wedding, because most people just don't care for a boring white, vanilla, or chocolate wedding cake. But ours, ours was so beautiful and delicious, your key lime cake was the best I'd ever had! The cake came out a little different than I expected, but in a fantastic way, there was no trace of white anywhere, and I loved it. The moment people laid eyes on it, they started taking pictures and just stared in ah, but then said "It's so you!" We hope that you had taken a picture or two, if not, we'd love to send you some professional ones as well as some that our guests took, even if you did take pictures, we'll still send you some, we'd love for you to post it on your page and/or even put it in your book for other potential customers to see. Again, thank you so much for everything, it was more than perfect, the taste, the look, it even smelled wonderful, if you got within a two foot radius of the cake, you could just smell the key lime. The buttercream frosting was so delicious, smooth and creamy, I had never had a frosting like that before. The cake was so moist, and had a perfect texture and flavor. Anywho, enough with the babbling, lol.

    I cant say it enough, thank you. I will be referring you (not like I have to, I was being asked by the guests, who had created the cake) to anyone and everyone.
    ~Mr. and Mrs. Gossett

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    We can't thank you enough for making my father-in-laws birthday so special!  We could hardly believe our eyes when we saw how perfect the cake was.  You absolutely made a masterpiece!!!  We could not have imagined anything as special as what you created for us!  It was beautiful to look at and delectable to eat!  Everyone "ooohed" and "aaahed" when they saw it and moaned with gratitude when they tasted it. We are so very lucky to know you, and to be able to call you friend!  The best part is, we know exactly who to call when we need a special cake!!!

    Extremely Blessed,
    The Jaycox Family


    Fisherman's Birthday

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    Dear Lisa, The cake was a hit!!!! Thank you so much for all the love and effort you put into making such a special cake. My father loved it!! I truly appreciate all that you did in making my Dad's 90th Birthday so special.

    Carolyn Bennel
    American Flag Cake "Bad Penny" B-12 Bomber Division W.W.II

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    AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME!!!!!! MARVELOUS, WONDERFUL AND SUPERB!!!!! Those are just a few words to describe your cake and "our" surprise yesterday. Your cake was a HUGE hit with everyone!!! I am not surprised at all that it was so great. YOU ARE GREAT at what you do lady. I loved the way you put it all together! The wedding veil and bow tie just tipped it over the edge!!! The bows and ribbons and beading were so beautiful. What can I say about the lap-tops with their screen names ?? Truly AMAZING !! So not only did it look fantastic it tasted GREAT also !! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU !!!! I wish there were more I could say , but words just don't describe how happy you made everyone involved!!! Thanks again for all your hard labor and the beautiful work. Thank you for putting that extra touch in the cake. Trust me, I will always call you for my cake needs.

    Tons, and Tons of Thanks and Gratefulness,
    Sharon Alley Laptop
    ( They met on the web) Wedding Cake

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    I met Lisa while shopping for my niece's wedding cake. When I saw her website and all of the beautiful cakes there, I knew that she was the designer for us! We were not disappointed. Our cake was done on time, looked absolutely perfect and tasted like a dream. The night of the wedding the guests hovered around the cake table remarking that this was the most awesome wedding cake they'd ever seen. Once everyone took a bite of it, all they did was comment on how delicious it was. We were both proud and happy.

    Thanks Lisa, for a job well done!!!
    Michael and Penny

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    Hi Lisa- I just wanted to let you know how wonderful the cakes were! They got lots of compliments, and I LOVED them! The wedding cake was beautiful and the groom's cake was so fun-it looked awesome! And....they tasted great too!!! Everything went really well. Thanks again! You did such a wonderful job!!!

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and have a happy New Year!
     Jaimie

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    Dear Lisa, Thank you both so much for coming and sharing the best day of our lives with us, you did an awesome job on the cake, they were both just amazing....Thank you both so much!!!

    Love,
    Christopher and Amanda

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    Hey Miss Lisa We would like to thank you for the wonderful job you did on Katie's Cinderalla slipper cake. With only one weeks notice, and never even meeting us, I was truly amazed at how you came up with all that on your own. The taste, the color, it was truly perfect for her wedding shower. We can't wait to see the next one !!!!!

    Thank you,
    Lori and Kourtney

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    April 16, 2003 Debbie Chalkley The Villages, FL 32162 Cakes By Lisa Re: Katrina Chalkley's Wedding
     

    Dear Lisa: I just wanted to let you know that we received many, many compliments on the wedding and groom's cake that you provided to us for Katrina and Dana's wedding. Not only were they a work of art, but they were extremely fresh and delicious. You were able to provide us with exactly what we wanted even though we probably gave you very limited instructions! You are to be commended on your professionalism, artistry and dependability. Thanks so much for being a part of our day!

    Sincerely,
    Debbie Chalkley
    PS: We froze the top portion of the cake and have saved the beautiful gumpaste cake topper for display.

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    Lisa, You did such a FABULOUS job on our wedding cake. The extra that we took on our honeymoon was sooo wonderful. So please keep up the great work because you definitely have skill!! :) Thank you for helping make our wedding that much more special. Everybody was talking about that cake.

    Take care,
    Donn and Ben Callaway

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    Thank you for the beautiful and delicious cake. I am also very happy you were able to stay for the whole time.

    Love, J
    Josh and Kathy Olters C-ya later :)

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    Hi Lisa, Finally, after spending much of the month of April having guests come and go after the big party on April 1st and then my husband and I traveling up to New England for the anniversary party my parents had also planned (not knowing about the one in Florida, of course), we are finally back home and trying to get back to the normal routine of life. I want to thank you so much for the wonderful job you did with the cake. Our guests raved about the flavor of the cake and just as I had hoped, we had plenty of cake to go around for the entire weekend of celebrating and then some.

    Thanks Lisa.
    Lynda Collazo

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    Lisa, I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful birthday cake you made for my daughter's first birthday. It was a hit with my guests. You are quite talented. Everyone asked where I got the cake from. You may get calls for orders in the future. :)

    Thanks again for making my daughter's birthday extra special!
    Sandra Rosa

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    Lisa, You did a fabulous job on the groom's cake. It turned out better than I even anticipated! Hope you got a picture of it! If you need one, let me know!

    Thank you so much. :)
    Lillie Schaap

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    Dear Lisa, I am so sorry I have taken so long to thank you for the most incredible cake I've ever seen or eaten! I have been remodeling and I can't find anything... my manners especially... Everyone loved the way the cake looked and tasted and couldn't stop eating and talking about it. And then the lucky kids who received it next loved it also!

    Thank you for making the party!
    Mary

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    Lisa - Thank you so much for our beautiful cake. You did an absolute gorgeous job. I am sorry about the flowers.

    Thanks again,
    Amy and Shad

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    Lisa,
     

    How can I  begin to tell you how special my birthday was because of you!  I could not have asked for anything more FABULOUS!  I am so grateful to know I can always count on you making all my special events even MORE SPECIAL with your cake art!

    With tons of gratitude,
    Shoni

    Cowgirl Birthday

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