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Sweet Expertise: Cucamonga Cakery Co in Southern California

Sweet Expertise: Cucamonga Cakery Co in Southern California

Cucamonga Cakery Co in Rancho Cucamonga, CACucamonga Cakery Company specializes in custom-designed cakes of all kinds (emphasis on wedding, of course!). Located in Rancho Cucamonga, they are centrally located between Los Angeles, Inland Empire, and Orange County and perfectly situated to serve your SoCal wedding. Of course, they also create the most scrumptious cupcakes, cookies, French macaroons, and individual desserts to satisfy any sweet tooth!

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As they say themselves, they're a cake-centric boutique in the heart of the inland empire and pride themselves on being the place where cake meets art. 


Cucamonga Bakery - Inland Empire Cakes

Cucamonga Cake Making - Inland Empire Cakes

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What style cakes do you create?

We can create anything you like! Our traditional flavors include Chocolate, Chocolate Mint, Lemon, Marble, Orange-Chocolate Marble, Red Velvet, Spice, Strawberry, Vanilla White, and White Chocolate. We also have a champagne collection and lavish collection. 

Our filling options range from preserves like strawberry or pineapple to crème like chocolate, Bavarian, and coconut, to mousse flavors including citrus, Grand Marnier, and cherry, or more decadent options like raspberry almond, or seasonal fruits.

 

Tell us a few of your true favorites?

It's a tough choice but we love: 

  • Citrus: A twist on the traditional lemon – created with orange juice, lemon, mandarin – delightfully Californian.

  • Pink Champagne: Beautiful pink, light consistency, bubbly champagne taste.

  • Neapolitan: Trio of chocolate, vanilla, strawberry – all in one scrumptious cake.

  • Kahlua Chocolate Chip: Created with Kahlua and vodka, a light chocolate cake sprinkled with chocolate chips.

  • Banana Nut Spice: Spicy favorite! Made with fresh bananas, nuts, spices – amazing aroma.

  • Almond Champagne: Delectable almond champagne flavor in a light, fluffy cake.

  • Peach Champagne: Pretty peach color, light, delicious champagne flavor with a hint of peach.

 

What projects do you most enjoy?

Favorite projects tend to be uniquely designed art showcase cake set-ups—sculpted, tall works of art. Also, when a bride says…” Surprise me…”  That’s the best!


ivory wedding cake


What type of cakes and dessert are appropriate for a wedding?

We can work with almost any budget. We have a predetermined dessert reception menu for three different budgets/styles. But we are also really good at suggesting items that would be included for the couple and actually suggesting picking up other items on their own to add to the display. 

Dessert sets up tend to be substantially more than a wedding cake because instead of planning for one piece of cake per person, desserts are planned for three pieces – as well as the set-up process itself takes far more time and design than setting up a wedding cake.  And when there’s a display cake AND desserts, our experience has taught us that guests will want to have a slice of cake and several pieces of dessert.

Everyone wants a gorgeous cake . . . and we deliver!  There is always the possibility that a couple wants a replica of an amazing art showcase cake they’ve found in a publication or on Pinterest.  As we are happy to recreate, there usually is an upgrade, however, we are also really good at working out other design options that are similar to the requested cake with only minimal or even without an upgrade.


cute wedding mini cakes

 

Flavor Favorites?

Neapolitan filled with white chocolate mousse, snickerdoodle with spiced cream cheese, and a decadent chocolate brownie cake filled with fudge!


We must know: Buttercream icing vs. fondant?

Good question! We create our rolled fondant from scratch each week—approximately 200 pounds of it!  And it’s delicious.  Almost every couple enters our shop with the exact same opinion AND comment . . .” We don’t want that disgusting ‘fondue’ stuff – it’s awful!” So, while most don't like traditional fondant, we're in the business of creating fondant lovers. I guess you could say, we're partial to our fondant.

Of course, we also create amazing buttercream frosting—what’s not to love?  The difference is the decorating/designing—there are some designs that just can’t be created on buttercream/and vice versa.  We try to accommodate every design request with the couples’ choice.  Once they’ve met with us, they understand the difference.

 


winter wedding cake


Do you have any special menu items?

  • Amazing French macaroons in any flavor/color

  • Fruit tarts

  • Ding ding dongs (yes! Only WAY better than the original)

  • Stellar gingerbread houses and structures you’ve ever seen



What should a couple expect when they meet with you?

An appointment is set for each couple for a design/tasting consultation.  During the appointment, the couple sits down to a delicious crystal plate of cake slices and coffee, tea, or bottled water.  We go over all their ideas and sketch a picture or attach one if it’s a photo.  They chose their flavor, colors, floral placement, etc.


What’s trending?

There is always something new and we can create a cake that matches any style, but you can really show off the flavor profile with a naked cake!


Any craft favorites?

  • Cake risers constructed of upside-down wine/water glasses

  • Use home items or their mom's/grandma's homes for unique pieces!

  • Etsy for custom cake toppers

  • We also make sure a couples’ cake table is set up perfectly before we leave a venue!

 

What's the best to save your cake top for your anniversary?

It’s all about getting the air out of the box, wrapping twice in plastic bags, and freezing very soon after the wedding.  Then, when it’s time to celebrate that one-year anniversary, you place the cake in its’ wrapping at least 4 days ahead, then on the final day take it out of the fridge to display and eat.

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