Some of our recent reviews
Reviewed by Alex C
Everything about Michelle is perfection! Not only is she incredibly professional and punctual, but she is one of the most talented artists and bakers I have ever come across. I have been a television producer for over 25 years, nearly 18 of which were spent running The View, so I have seen more than a few wonderful cakes through out that time, Michelle’s are simply the BEST! The best looking, the best tasting! She never disappoints!
Reviewed by John W
Exquisite! Our wedding was amazing in every way, but the cake was to die for! Michelle is an expert at her craft. We wanted a non-traditional cake with buttercream frosting. Michelle made 3 cakes of different flavors that we chose when we were tasting. They were delicious and gorgeous, but the sugar flowers on top were the WOW factor. Every single flower intricately made by hand, sat beautifully atop the cakes. No one could believe they were made of sugar. To top it off, our cakes had to travel 2 hours to our venue. She expertly packages the cakes, and includes detailed instructions for cutting. Book Michelle now. The love and detail she puts into her craft shows. John and Tim - married in Beacon, NY
Reviewed by Michael H
Michelle makes cakes that are not only beautiful and creative, but also delicious—more moist and better tasting than any I have had. I have ordered two cakes from her (one was for a 60th birthday party—I didn’t have two weddings!). Absolutely the best!!!
Reviewed by Steven P
Michelle is l’artiste du gateau! I’ve had the unique pleasure of seeing and tasting many of her creations. Each is unmatched in beauty, artistry and flavor. The care, thought and creativity that go into each of Michelle’s cakes, are what stand out most, until you see the unparalleled aesthetic look and experience the scrumptious taste. Such. Great. Cakes.
Reviewed by Erica W
Michelle is a dream! not only are her cakes gorgeous and delicious, she is the nicest person! I highly recommend her for wedding cakes and grooms cake! She did one of our dog for the rehearsal dinner and it was so amazing!
Reviewed by Courtney R
Where do I begin!? Michelle, with Eat Great Cakes, is absolutely AMAZING!!!! She and I worked together for an ad agency years ago in New York City and after I moved back home to South Caroline, we continued to keep in touch. I remember eating many sweets that Michelle had baked while working together, and she had always said that if I ever got married, she would love to bake my cake. Boy, did she deliver! As I prepared for my wedding day, Michelle and I worked together in what felt like a seamless effort to come up with the most perfect wedding cake. I sent her a few ideas I had gathered from Pinterest, but had a few tweaks here and there. Not only did Michelle bring to life the exact cake I was dreaming up, but she exceeded my expectations! The wedding cake was truly delicious. We planned for a chocolate cake with chocolate Italian meringue buttercream. Each tier was 6". The gold layer was a spacer that was covered in gold leaf. An important piece to this story is that my wedding took place in South Carolina. Michelle still works and lives in NYC. She managed to bake the cake, fly it down with her from NYC the day before my wedding and finish it off the next morning - and without a hitch to say the least! Now THAT'S impressive! It was truly a magical day and my husband and I are so very blessed to have had a cake that was made with such serious love. We will forever be grateful to Michelle! If you or anyone you know are ever considering Eat Great Cakes to bake ANYTHING for you, please look no further! You've found your masterpiece!
Reviewed TraceyAlbert V
It was a pleasure working with you on the Daniels-Mayweather wedding in NYC!!! Thanks so much for being super flexible, super responsive and most of all super professional!! The cake was awesome and was exactly what the lovely couple wanted! I will DEFINITELY recommend your services as well as book you again!
Reviewed by Regina D
When had a difficult time finding a baker in New York City. All of the cakes and we tasted were subpar. I found Eat Great Cakes on The Knot. After reading all of the great reviews I decided to give her a try. We didn’t get a chance to do a formal tasting and meeting with her and everything was planned via email and photos since we were in Dallas. Michelle was very responsive, informative and reasonably priced. She truly delivered exactly what we wanted.
Reviewed by Mable H
Michelle Effron and Eat Great Cakes are phenomenal! I planned my wedding day on short notice while stationed in Afghanistan and researched wedding cake bakers online. I selected Eat Great Cakes after talking with Michelle. What a Blessing! After telling her my desires, she agreed to make the small, yet elegant, two-layer wedding cake I wanted on such short notice. The cake we picked up from Michelle the night before the wedding was absolutely beautiful and, without a doubt, one of the best cakes we have ever tasted--extremely moist and palate-pleasing. We could not have been happier. Although it was originally supposed to be just my fiancé, I and the photographer at the ceremony, my fiancé totally surprised me by inviting my children, along with their wives/husbands/ significant others and her sisters. Everyone could not stop commenting on how delicious and beautiful the wedding cake was! There is no question that Michelle is a consummate baker who listens and delivers. She is dedicated to working with the customer to ensure everything is done to perfection. From reviewing other comments and experiencing her expertise firsthand, I do not believe there is anything Michelle cannot do where cakes are concerned. Her cakes are reasonably priced and totally awesome. Definitely add Michelle and Eat Great Cakes to your wedding planning list...you will be elated that you did!
Reviewed by Amy C
Eat Great Cakes is simply the best! Michelle is just a pleasure to work with and really listens to your needs and desires. We planned our wedding in a month. It was a small wedding for 16 people and she made just the right cake for us. It wasn't too big but still had that wedding cake look and was simply beautiful. It tasted delicious too! The price was amazing and included delivery. You will not be disappointed. We highly recommend her. Please do yourself a favor and give her an email! She would be perfect for a bridal shower, wedding, baby shower, and really any special event. She will not disappoint
Reviewed Marcy S
Beautiful designs and they are scrumptious! Michelle is a master at decorating!
Reviewed by Yvette S
Michelle and her team are fantastic. Booked Eat Great Cakes to do my Engagement Party Cake and it was outstanding. From the selection process to the design Michelle was top notch. The cake was a complete hit at the party and everyone raved about the cake design and taste
Reviewed Dana O
Michelle was AMAZING! The cake toppers I had ordered from Etsy were lost in the mail 2 days before my wedding, and she was able to make an exact replica with under 48 hours notice. I could not have asked for a kinder or more professional person to make my dream cake come true under emergency circumstances. No one else could help me, but Michelle managed to do so! I will definitely be using her in the future and recommending her to my sister and all my fellow brides. Talk about grace under pressure! Amazing
Reviewed by M T
Had a beautiful and delicious baby shower cake!!! The ruffles were perfect on the side. The onesie on top had great details. Everything was wonderful!
Reviewed by Lorraine G
Michelle Effron at Eat Great Cakes made me the most delicious, amazingly gorgeous cake for my daughters bridal shower! You would have never believed the flowers on the cake were fake. She's not only talented she's a professional and knows how to make her clients happy. It's been a pleasure working with you Michelle. I will be giving out your cards to anyone who needs a delicious work of art. Thanks again!
Reviewed by Maika K
Michelle at Eat Great Cakes was simply wonderful to work with. She was able to see our vision and create the most perfect cake! Our guests RAVED over the taste of the cake as well as the buttercream filling. I cannot imagine a better cake for the most important day in our lives! Thank you, Michelle!
Reviewed by Michelle C
The Most AMAZING Cake I've ever had, that's what Michelle Effron made for me on my wedding day. My husband hates cake (and I still married him) but he loves pie. I wanted to find a cake we could both enjoy on our wedding day. After looking through hundreds of images of cakes, I discovered Naked Cakes. A naked cake has little icing and has fresh fruit on all the tiers, it is beautiful! I told my best friend about it, and she promised to gift me our wedding cake. To make a long story short, Michelle Effron created the perfect cake for me, my husband, and guests. Everyone raved about how great the cake was, and it is a good thing she left her business cards, because I definitely handed them out. Words cannot express how amazing my cake came out and she even made me an extra one for our year anniversary! Thank you, Michelle, for making the most amazing day of my life, that much better
Reviewed On 1/12/2016
Not enough stars here to express my overall rating! Michelle at Eat Great Cakes created the most beautiful wedding cake for us. Her sugar flowers are exquisite! And the choice of flavors, frostings, designs...unlimited and amazing quality. I will often go back to her website (eatgreatcakes.com) and FB just to check out her latest creations! So clever and talented; she does it all from whimsical to elegant. I've also turned to Eat Great Cakes for adult and children's birthdays and everything has exceeded my expectation; always delicious and the design fit perfectly to the occasion!
Reviewed On 1/27/2016
Words cannot describe how happy I have been with Michelle's work! She creates beautiful designs and absolutely delicious flavors. The design process has always been collaborative with the perfect element of surprise. The cake is always incredibly moist and the buttercream is by far the best I have ever tasted. The fondant is also amazing. Whenever I need a something sweet for a special occasion, Michelle at Eat Great Cakes is my first choice!!
Reviewed by Cyrus I
Michelle at Eat Great Cakes is NYC best kept pastry secret. I have been tasting mouth watering creations from this baker the past 5 years and cannot give enough praise. The design of her cakes are so elegant you almost feel bad when you cut into the artwork but that's soon forgotten after one bite! My favorite is her banana cake with butter cream but her moist lemon cake tastes just as divine. Keep in mind, she can make almost anything, not just cakes! Her homemade pies, puddings, biscottis, chocolate chip cookies, kouglof, tarts, eclair au chocolat, kouign amann, profiteroles, madeleines and just plain chocolate pieces are also out of control delicious. This is just to name a few. Michelle is always taking workshops in the City and being invited to Paris to constantly fine tune her already perfected craft. This is an honest, hardworking pastry chief who is not satisfied until her work looks and tastes like the best piece of sweetness you've ever had. You'll see her competing and winning on Cake Wars in no time
Reviewed On 1/11/2016
Eat Great Cakes is, time after time, a spectacular sugar creation! These custom, one of a kind cakes will delight the guest of honor! Just the slightest suggestion by the client sends Michelle, the wildly creative and talented and award winning genius behind this company, to deliver a cake beyond anything her client could imagine. Whether the cake is for a wedding, bridal shower or one of a kind occasion, the cakes by Eat Great Cakes are so pretty and so spectacular you won't want to cut them. But once you do, the taste is on par with the incredible design!