[Review] Nixon Library wedding!

Vickey T. - Westwood, NJ - 5 Star rating via Yelp

We were looking for a cupcake and cake decorater in the area for our wedding at the Nixon Library. We came across the amazing reviews and compliments of Patty’s Cakes and Desserts. I was actually planning my wedding from across the country, and we began the search too late for me to be able to taste test before solidifying my choice — but after corresponding with Philip multiple times (and his patience in answering ALL of my questions and recommending #’s and prices), I was 100% confident in signing the contract and putting a deposit down.

On the week of the wedding, about 3 days before the big day, my sister and I visited for a taste test to choose our cupcake flavors. We were stacking 300+ cupcakes in a tier-like presentation with a small cake at the very top for cutting. Now … my family / sister / I actually aren’t really big into cupcakes — not even a little. Typically desserts that Asians eat (or at least my family) aren’t as sweet as a lot of “American” style baked goods and desserts. But I fell in love with the look of the cupcake tier and didn’t want to spend thousands on an elaborate 6 tier cake. The reason I say this is because when we sat down for the taste testing — I could have eaten EVERY. LAST. BITE. of cupcake. It was thoughtfully made, the flavors and combinations were delicious, and it didn’t make me feel like I needed to drink cupfuls of milk to offset the sugar!!! YAYYY!!! The Elvis was one of my favorites — their banana and peanut butter YUMMMMM… and Philip was amazing to work with and made us feel so comfortable with our choices. He offered his own recommendations and thoughts on the variations we were offering our guests so that there would be a nice number of options for different tastebuds.

With a lot of vendors, you sometimes feel nervous that they’re disorganized or might be late… not understand your itinerary or what you’re trying to do. Our wedding had an unusual itinerary and a lot of different aspects in terms of timing / flow of our guests in and out of certain areas — so understanding all of that was really important for me and for my vendors. Not once during our conversation did I feel like Philip was off his A-game and on the day of, once we were ready to go outside to the garden for cake cutting… there is was, perfectly organized tiers – and looking exactly as we had imagined it :) Couldn’t have been happier with the final product! The only downside was we had no idea where our cake went after the night was over so we didn’t get the chance to taste it in the months following, as many do =(

I would 150% recommend Patty’s to anyone who is looking for a special occasion cake, wedding cake, or even picking up desserts for a “just cause” day :)