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I was getting married in February of 2008. My dream wedding on the beach - my dream vera dress - and my dream man. I went to the very best in every aspect! The best that I heard was Let Them Eat Cake! I talked to Chef Michael A YEAR before the wedding even took place - picked out my cake, filling, colors and everything. I was doing individual cakes for all of my guests to serve as the final course. A month before the wedding I called to confirm everything was going to be as it was so that I could print it out on the menu. I spoke with Chef Michael and he told me that everything was great and in fact he had a wonderful new idea for my cakes. He told me my little three layer cakes would be a beautiful Frangipan cake on the top 2 layers and on the bottom layer would be a chocolate brownie covered in a chocolate ganache and drizzled with a light blue icing (my colors were brown, blue and silver). So that is what I had printed on the menu. Didn't give it a second thought - raved to EVERYONE about my cakes beforehand and as I sit waiting on my final course to arrive I am completely floored that what was placed in front of me was a white cake with gold glitter all over them! I was so embarassed! The menu was right there in front of every one of my guests!
Afterwards I called Chef Michael and his assistant which promised me that the situation would be rectified. Never received a call back !
So my review is not that great - he makes good cake don't get me wrong just make sure that he cares enough about you as one of his brides to do it right! You do pay him for it you know.
Final thought - the wedding went absolutely perfect - no flaw whatsoever EXCEPT for the cakes. He should be embarassed that he didn't care enough and that he is the one and only negative on someones special day!
The Perfect Wedding Cake Designer. Chef Michael and his entire staff are absolutely wonderful! Everything you taste is fabulous. The cake he did for me and my husband was a one of a kind and out of this world cake. I cannot express enough how great his deserts are. If you want something unique and tasty that just makes your mouth water, Let Them Eat Cake is the place to go!
amazing artist. Chef Michael is not only a superb pastry chef, he is an amazing artist. If you want something nobody else can offer, you go see Michael. On a personal note, Michael is also a generous and terrific person. Over the years he has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars of his time and merchandise. He is very friendly and helpful and really a great guy.
For several years. I've ordered cakes and chocolate work from Let Them Eat Cake for about 10 years and everytime I need something I keep finding myself at their shop. I guess because Chef Mike Ostrander Chef Michael Baugh and Chef Mary Bowyer come up with some fabulous ideas to surprise my friends and family. I have yet to be disappointed. This is one of the most unique places in the state and probably the country. And with the talents of the three chefs, I feel fortunate to have them in my back yard. You don't get to be Best of the Bay by putting out shabby products. These guys are bar none the best around. I wish them much success in the years to come.
User review by nancydi. Everything made from scratch with love. Great baking and pastry classes too taught by Chef Michael Ostrander.
User review by nancypar. They must have to charge extra for Chef Michael's ego.
This place is the last word in chocolate, from decadent wedding cakes to delicious sculptures..
Look elsewhere for traditional confectionary treats; this is the place to go out on a limb and dazzle your friends. Let Them Eat Cake is run by nationally renowned chef Michael Baugh, who has produced food-art creations for the likes of Boy George, Liza Minnelli, as well as Ronald and Nancy Reagan. From far-out cakes to chocolate sculptures, this place turns out stunning creations for Tampa's in-the-know connoisseurs, as well as the local elite.
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