Testimonials

Dear Marsha,

Just a note to tell you how much we appreciate the effort you went through to make the “Fenway Park” cake for the wedding of Jean Marie Barnwell and Matt Argersinger. It was a big hit and so different. Matt loved it and was very surprised. It was not only beautiful, unusual, but very yummy. They carried it around the room so everyone could see it up close and personal before the cutting. Jean Marie was very happy.

Thank you again,
Bernedette Barnwell
NYC, NY
May 2, 2009

I want to thank you for making such a beautiful cake for our special day, you exceeded all of my expectations. The final design was just perfect! All of our guests raved about the cake all night, in fact, they continue to rave about how different and delicious the Key Lime Bliss cake is. Even down to the flowers sprinkled around the cake, every detail was just exquisite!

Thank you again ~ you have an amazing talent.

Sincerely,
Lauren and Bobby Wilson
108 Budleigh ~ April 11, 2009

Marsha,

Thanks for all your hard work and beautiful cakes you have created for all my weddings so far this year. The Lane wedding cake was a true masterpiece, as are all your cakes. Keep it up!!!

Thanks, Emma Wilson
Wedding Planner, Black Tie Weddings

Hi, Marsha,

The anniversary cake was quite a hit! The wonderful smell alone had mouths watering! It was almost too beautiful to cut, but we did and it was just as I remembered… beyond delicious (Key Lime Bliss)! Thank you so much for the part you had in making our 40th anniversary a very special occasion!

Donna Massey
Colonial Heights, VA
June 2009

Marsha,

Thank you so much for the beautiful cake for Melissa and Chad! I know they were very pleased as were all the guests, it was delicious! You have such a great attention to detail. We enjoyed working with you.

Thank you ,
The Occasions Team
Dee Kirchimier
Event Designer
NBC 12 Dream Wedding Exclusive Coordinator
Richmond, Virginia
804.519.0390

MARSHA,

Stacy and I wish to thank you for the most delicious cake we have ever tasted!!! ALL of our guests complimented us on the beauty and the taste.  When we returned from our honeymoon, the first thing we wanted was more of the cake! Again thank you for a job well done and we will be more than happy to pass along to all that we know about your business.

Thank you,
David and Stacy Wardle
Elizabeth City, NC

Marsha,

Your cake was not only beautiful, it was delicious – compliments from all.
Thank you so very much.

Ann M Sawyer
Hampton, VA

Hi Marsha,

We were extremely impressed with the beautiful cake you adorned us with at our wedding. Not only was it beautiful, it was soooo…. Delicious!!!!

In fact, it was so delicious our guess literally devoured it within 45 minutes. I have never seen a wedding cake disappear so quickly, we didn’t even have leftovers for our guess to take home. However, I must say, this was the most delicious cake I have ever tasted “In my Life”.

Almost a year later, our guests are still talking about your cake. Of course we kept the topper, but after only a few weeks, we couldn’t contain ourselves and ate the topper too. It was like taking a little bite out of heaven and it was definitely worth it.

Brigitte and Glenn
Charlotte, NC

Hi Marsha

Just a quick note to say thanks for a really delicious and beautiful Key Lime cake. It was perfect.

Peter and I went ahead and ate the top layer now instead of putting it in the freezer because we couldn’t wait. Perhaps we’ll order a fresh one for our anniversary next year?
If you ever need a recommendation, I’d be happy to provide one.

Lisa Kiplinger

Hi Marsha

I just had to let you know that the cake for our “dream wedding” 
winner 
rocked! Everyone was talking about how delicious it was and one girl from 
LA said it was better than cakes she’s had from one of the most famous cake
bakers out there. You go girl!

Here are a few pictures that we took. Enjoy!

Shirley

Owner/Event Coordinator
Sugar Snap Events, LLC

Marsha & Staff,

Thank you for a wonderful cake for our January 10th, 2009 wedding. It was not only beautiful, but delicious as well. Our friends are still talking about how great the cake was (I even have friends who didn’t make the wedding drooling over the pictures!). Thanks again for making our special day so wonderful!

Travis & Janine Bartling
January 10th, 2009

Dear Marsha, Natasha & Team-

Thank you so much for making our special day even sweeter. The cake was fantastic – we are already looking forward to the first anniversary… (if we can hold out that long) to eat the rest.

Much love,
Erin & Mike Grace
June 2009

Marsha Johnson,

Thanks so much for making our wedding a great and memorable occasion. Your hard work and dedication made us very happy, we can’t thank you enough, just know that your work was greatly appreciated.

Thanks again!
Gary & Samantha
May 23rd, 2009

Dear Marsha,

Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding on April 19, 2008! Our wedding cake was delicious and beautiful! We had the Aquarium cake with the red accents. The cake itself was vanilla with strawberry filling and white chocolate shells, coral and fish. Everyone loved it! Even a year after the wedding our family and friends still rave about the cake. We have had several weddings in the family since ours and the cakes have paled in comparison. You made the entire process easy and straight forward. You were very quick to respond to phone calls and emails. You are very artistic and took our ideas and ran with them. You were honest and let us know what would and wouldn’t work. It was a pleasure working with you and we would tell everyone to give you a call for all their cake needs! They will not be disappointed!

Ginny & Drew King
April 19, 2008

Marsha,

Thank you so much for our delicious cake!! It looked better than what we imagined! Everyone loved your famous flavor. :) Good luck with the rest of the wedding season,

Sara
June 6, 2009
Whalehead Club

Marsha,

Thank you for the DELICIOUS wedding cake for Holly and Ben. Everyone loved it. We will definitely recommend you to anyone headed that way.

Marilyn Smith
May 2009

Marsha:

Just wanted to send my heartfelt thanks to you for the outstanding cake you made for my daughter and son-in-law’s vow renewal. The cake was beautiful with all the chocolate seashells and was absolutely delicious. It was enjoyed by all. I must admit I was a bit nervous about ordering a cake on-line and was extremely pleased when I saw and tasted it. I also greatly appreciate your accepting the order on such short notice.

I am not someone who normally recommends a vendor to others but in this cae would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone I know who is visiting the area. Thank you again.

Colleen Schwartzmeyer
May 10th, 2009

Marsha,

I just want to thank you again for helping to make our wedding in the Outer Banks so special. From Rob’s Michigan groom’s cake, which he just loved, to your services as our officiate and the beautiful cupcake tower, everything was perfect. I heard the cheesecake you made for our rehearsal dinner was also fabulous. It was gone so quickly…sadly I didn’t get a piece. :-)

Your assistance in picking the Pearl as our rehearsal dinner location was also appreciated. You were correct in that Trish and her staff went above and beyond for our event. The food was amazing!! And our guests enjoyed the scenic views of the Atlantic ocean.

We tried to get the cake topper home, freezing a large portion of it Saturday night and asking the hotel we stayed at on our way home to freeze it for us as well. But we had such a long drive that last day home that we decided to create our own new tradition…and just eat the cake on the way home. It made it to Day 3 of our marriage…not too bad. But that just means we’ll have to get a new cake to celebrate our anniversary with next year.

We’ll no doubt make it back to the Outer Banks again. My husband having never been there before enjoyed his stay and said he’ll definitely want to visit more in the future.

Thank you again to both you and Natasha for all of your assistance with the planning process! Best of luck with everything.

Adriel Norlander (formerly Henry)

Marsha,

I wanted to take a moment and thank you for the grooms cake and wedding cake you created for my wedding in September. They were both absolutely beautiful and delicious. You were right – they were very similar to Ukrop’s cakes. I actually asked a few people if the wedding cake tasted like a Ukrop’s cake and everyone said it was better! I thought that was a nice compliment to pass along.

Chris was so excited about his Dallas Cowboys cake! He absolutely loved it! I also received many compliments on the wedding cake as well.

I will definitely recommend Great Cakes! to anyone in need of a specialty cake on the Outer Banks. Thank you for everything!!

Lauren C. Warren

Marsha

Thank you so much for the special cake – you saw the reaction, it was a huge hit with everyone, especially our guest of honor.

We hated to eat it, because it was so beautiful, but we did – and every bit of it was delicious.

Thanks again for everything

Jonathan Wark
County Librarian
Dare County Library

Marsha,

I wanted to send a big thank you to yourself and anyone else involved with creating my wedding cake/cupcakes. They were absolutely beautiful and just what I had imagined. Everyone told me prior to my wedding day that “youwon’t even remember what your cake looked like let alone what it tasted like.” Well, there couldn’t be anything farther from the truth! I made sure I actually ate a whole slice and it was phenomenal! Thank you so much again!

Thanks again,

Alyssa and Todd Bostwick
August 17, 2008 Kitty Hawk Wedding

Dear Marsha,

We wanted to thank you for the wonderful cake you provided for our wedding. It was the best looking, smelling and tasting cake we’ve ever had. Each and every guest repeatedly gave compliments on this cake! We live in Philadelphia, PA and doing everything via the internet was a little scary! I definitely was excited to try the Key Lime Bliss at the wedding – and honestly it was the best dessert I’ve ever tasted! Thank you so much for your outstanding service as well as the best cake ever! I would recommend that to any bride-to-be. You should put a patent on that recipe – absolutely divine and so refreshing for a beach wedding!

Mr. & Mrs. Justin Durall
Wedding date: July 21, 2008
Pine Island, Corolla

Dear Marsha,

Thank you so much for your hard work on our wedding cake. It was delicious and beautiful, and everyone loved it! The anniversary layer did not make it through the week – we decided it would taste much better now that later, but we’ll be thinking of you and your cake for long after.

Thanks again,
Melissa & Joe Carroll
Wedding date: August 8, 2008

Dear Marsha,

Wow! What a cake! It was beautiful and it tasted great! Our guests loved the design and raved about how amazing the Key Lime Bliss was the best cake they’d ever had (especially at a wedding)! Thank you for helping us to make our wedding stand out!

Sincerely, Danielle & Sean Smith

Hi Marsha,
Just wanted to take a moment and thank you the wonderful job that you did with our cake. Since we live in Atlanta, I didn’t have the option of going down the street to a bakery and trying them out, so I chose you based on the raves from clients on your website – and I am so glad that I did. The cake was delicious and beautiful; it was perfect. Not sure if you got to see it set up with flowers, so I am attaching a picture for you. Thank you again for a job well done. It was the best cake I have ever had!

Melissa and Joe Carroll
8-8-08

Hi Marsha,

I just wanted to thank you again for such a beautiful cake. It really was exquisite. It tasted amazing too. My dad even liked it, the man who does not like cake. This time they smashed it (lovingly) into each others faces! Everyone remarked how great it was, thanks again!!

Emilie

Hi, I just wanted to let you know how pleased my husband and I were with our wedding cake. As you can imagine, it’s a bit of a risk to do all of your planning on-line. But the cake was beautiful and delicious! We couldn’t have been happier! We had tons of compliments and I just wanted to thank you!

Thanks again!
Kristy Roche

Marsha,

We just wanted to thank you so much for a beautiful and delicious cake! You made us a sand castle cake that looked great! It was for our May 17th wedding in Pine Island. The flavor was Key Lime and it was great! Not as many people showed up for the wedding so we had some extra, which we eat a little bit every day! We can’t wait till our anniversary and we get to dig in again. Thank you again!

David & Mel Afzal
May 17, 2008 wedding

Hi Marsha and Natasha,

We wanted to thank you for the wonderful wedding cake it was beautiful and tasted great. Another big thanks for accommodating us by rushing our cake to us after we changed our wedding time due to weather. The wedding turned out perfect and so did the cake.

Again thanks so very much.

Amanda and David Livingston

Marsha,

We wanted to thank you for the fabulous cake for our wedding. Everyone raved about the Key Lime flavored cake and we couldn’t wait for our 1st anniversary to eat the top tier. I guess we will be calling you next May for a small Key Lime!

Thanks again for your hard work.
Warm regards, Kristen & Joe Kacsanek