Beautiful Focal Point
First, I cannot write this review without saying what an absolute pleasure Mary Ann is; she is such a nice person and really listens to everything you ask for when it comes to the look and taste of your cake. She was always accessible via email or telephone, and constantly kept us updated with the timeline to get information back to her and also sketches of what our cake would look like.
Our wedding cake adventure with The Fancy Cake Box began with our cake tasting in Mary Ann’s home. We had looked at some other cake vendors in the Lake Placid area where we got married, but their decorative skills paled in comparison AND they were very costly for what you got. We had what I liked to call a “woodland fairy tale” sort of wedding, with Adirondack-woodland charm. Naturally we wanted a birch cake. Now, I’m sure you’ve seen some “birch” cakes out there that are just white frosting with black lines…that is what other bakers do. Mary Ann is the real deal! Mary Ann crafts her cakes in such a way that it looks like legitimate tree bark! Our cake was so realistic and rustic in the most beautiful way. Then she also made gum past flowers that perfectly matched our cake topper and were so pretty! The cake was a real focal point at our wedding reception.

So, after all of that, you might think that to have a large cake and so amazingly decorated, it must be dry or taste like typical wedding cake…not so! Mary Ann is seriously skilled. Everyone was raving for weeks after our wedding over how moist and delicious the cake was. She makes her own fondant and it’s actually good! Our cake flavor was vanilla with a maple buttercream, and it was SO GOOD! We can’t wait to eat the top tier for our first anniversary!!

If you’re getting married in upstate NY and want to have the prettiest and most delicious wedding cake, that will fill you with present tastiness and wonderful memories for years to come, then you should go with The Fancy Cake Box!Julia

Beautiful and Tasty Wedding Cake
Mary Ann created the perfect wedding cake for us, it was everything that we had asked for. It was five tier cake with a beautiful cascade of flowers running down it. Everyone raved about the taste and were astonished by how beautiful it was. I can honestly say that she is the best wedding cake baker in the area and that if you want a cake that will blow everyone away, you should go with her. She is very professional and will not disappoint you.Isabelle Flora-Miller
Absolutely the Best!
Mary Ann created the most spectacular cake for my wedding. She was so easy to work with and she listened to my vision and brought it to life. Not only was the cake GORGEOUS, it was the most delicious cake I’ve ever tasted. It brought back flavors from my childhood and made the night even more special.
My husband and I cannot wait for our one (1) year anniversary so we can dig into that top tier that we froze! Mary Ann and her cakes are simply THE BEST.Katherine Coyle
Not only Beautiful but Delicious
Mary Ann was wonderful to work with! Her cupcakes and cake were not only beautiful but most importantly, delicious! She has so many flavors to choose from. we loved them all; although we must say peanut butter was our favorite. She was attentive and was able to answer all our questions throughout the planning process. I would highly recommend the Fancy Cake Box to future couples! Savannah T.
An Amazing Creation
My family and I had the great privilege of having a unique cake designed by Mary Ann Whisher. The occasion was a Celebration of Life for family and friends to honor our beloved husband/father. She executed a most incredible design depicting various stages of his life…an amazing artistic display. The cake was the highlight of the day and guests raved about the taste as well as the creativity. I give her my highest recommendation.Audrey G.
Baby Shower Cake and Birthday Cake.
I would recommend The Fancy Cake Box to anyone. Mary Ann is very creative and her finished product not only looks good but is delicious. Her professionalism and attention to details is outstanding!Marianne
Mary Ann created an ABSOLUTELY AMAZING cake for our Lake Placid wedding! She was so wonderful to work with; kind, compassionate, flexible and a REALLY good baker! Thank you Mary Ann! Truly I have so words. Thank you SO much for being part of our best day ever!!Melissa and Mark
Mary Ann’s cakes are a work of art. They are so beautiful, you almost don’t want to eat them. But eat them you must for they are a treat to your mouth. Very Tasty. I have used The Fancy Cake Box for birthday cakes too and they are amazing also. Mary Ann is a pleasure to work with and I would definitely use her services in the future.Marilyn F
What an amazing cake designed for my son’s 10th birthday! Complete hit. Blew everyone’s socks off from 5 to 90. Because his passion is Lego, Mary Ann created a Lego replica, with a mini figure arm popping out of the top. The cake was not only beautiful but the flavors were to die for right down to the M&M’s that poured out of the center surprising us all! Thank you so much for a birthday cake we will never forget! Best cakes in the Adirondacks!!!!!
Andrea Dawson-Ellis
My Husband celebrated his 70th Birthday on May 15, 2016. I wanted to give him something special to celebrate this milestone. What better gift than a Fondant cake with strawberry filling made by Mary Ann (AKA) The Fancy Cake Box. The cake was designed as a Golf Course. The cake was not only delicious but the topic of conversation in the weeks that followed. Thanks for the great service Mary Ann.Bonnie M Hackett
I tried a Vanilla Frosted cupcake with strawberry filling. It was super moist and heavenly. Every bite had a punch of Flavor. Look forward to working more with you in the future. Can’t wait to serve all three flavors (chocolate butter cream cupcakes and maple butter cream cupcakes) at the 15 course tasting dinner this weekend. The lace also looked beautiful on the cupcakes. Thanks so much.
Chef Marjorie Antoniou
Panlov Personal Chef Creations
We had the pleasure of enjoying Mary Ann’s creative cake for Dr. Richard Bremer … at his retirement party. That cake was so realistic that even Dr. Bremer thought it was his own Medical Bag! The cake was so rich and delicious! The filling, well that was too good for words to describe. ~ ” The BEST Cakes are custom made by Mary Ann Whisher! “Sharron & Geoff Hewston
Simply beautiful! Patti Rehard
If you don’t already know Mary Ann, she’s the best. I have known her a long time, and she did an absolutely outstanding job on this cake. It tastes better than it looks, and as you can see, that’s hard to beat!Geoffrey A
Mary Ann is an incredibly talented cake artist. I’ve had the pleasure of having three cakes made by her and each one was absolutely perfect. She takes the time needed to make sure that every detail that you specify is done above and beyond your expectations. I would highly recommend ordering any cake from Mary Ann. You won’t be disappointed.Martin D
I wasn’t sure what exactly I wanted and Mary Ann knew that. She asked me about color schemes and ran with the design herself creating dozens of beautiful cupcakes all my guests still talk about!Michele D
Mary Ann made our cake and it was beyond beautiful. It made such a statement at our reception. Mary Ann knew exactly what we were looking for and the flavors we chose were just as amazing as the cake looked. Mary Ann is a total professional and a pleasure to work with. She dedicates her time to you and delivering exactly what you want for your cake. She offers an outstanding selection of cake, filling and frosting flavors. It was a truly wonderful experience from start to finish. Not only did the cake look phenomenal, it tasted so good! Everyone at the wedding commented on how much they loved the cake. We highly recommend Mary Ann at The Fancy Cake Box!!Kelly H
Fancy cake box made my daughter’s 1st birthday cake. I had a vision of my perfect cake ( multilayer with a large cupcake on top). The results were beyond anything I imagined. The word Amazing doesn’t even do it justice. Not only was it perfect and gorgeous but the most delicious cake I have ever had. This is also the only fondant I have ever eaten and truly loved. The cake is moist and the frosting is to die for. These cakes are perfect in every way.Gina
I absolutely loved my autumn wedding cake that The Fancy Cake Box made. I just told her that I wanted an autumn cake and let her figure out the design and flavors. It made my wedding so much easier. She knew I loved Oreos, so she made one layer of Oreo cake. The cake was absolutely stunning and it was delicious. My husband is in the Navy so she made a small sailor’s hat on the very top. Everyone at my wedding raved about the cake. Fancy Cake Box also transported my cake from NY to PA! The cake was perfect! -Thank you so much, Fancy Cake Box.
Michele B
When my husband and I were planning our wedding there was no question we wanted The Fancy Cake Box to be part of our special day!!! As a couple we desired a variety of cupcakes decorated in our wedding colors. Mary Ann invited us to try all cake samples along with her amazing butter cream frosting before our wedding .The time, effort, and expertise is like no other!!! When I arrived to see her breath taking display I was very touched by the beauty of her work. I will call on no other cake designer when I’m in the market for that special cake. I would highly recommend Mary Ann to design your next master piece!Amber-Lin M
Amazing!!!! The beautiful fondant flowers made for my bridal shower cake are on display in my home and are a truly memorable keepsake. We did a destination wedding and I even traveled with these flowers to and from Alaska and used them on the wedding cake provided by the cruise line!! Talk about special and made with such great craftsmanship to withstand two uses and traveling! Oh, and the cake was beautiful inside too and tasted fantastic! Can’t recommend highly enough!Lindsay D
Cake was very good and moist. Great value… will tell my friends. Maryann also makes birthday cakes cupcakes and cookies all are wonderful.Beth F
Absolutely beautiful cakes that taste amazing! It doesn’t get any better. Homemade, from scratch in any design you can possibly think of. Mary Ann is just fabulous. And the cake tastes sooo delicious. You won’t be disappointed.Kim HW
The Fancy Cake Box was better than I could have ever imagined. Mary Ann Whisher listened to our specific needs and style and developed her own unique design for our wedding cake that was exactly what we wanted. Leading up to the wedding I did not have to worry or stress about the cake, The Fancy Cake Box delivered it on time and displayed it beautifully without me ever having to think about it. Even though it was a sweltering hot day and the venue was outside, our cake was pristine. The cake was absolutely beautiful and I got compliments on it all night long. The fondant flowers were so finely detailed they could have been real and the colors were breathtaking. It was also the most delicious thing I have ever eaten in my life – that is not an exaggeration. The fondant is made with something magical that isn’t hard or crunchy but melts in your mouth and leaves you wanting more. I couldn’t have asked for more from a vendor. I would definitely recommend The Fancy Cake Box to anyone who is looking for a top quality gorgeous cake without any of the worry that will impress everyone.Brian and Natasha L
Mary Ann has made numerous cakes for me for all sorts of occasions from wedding cakes to birthday and retirement cakes. They have all been extraordinary. She is a true artist, creative beyond belief and dedicated to excellence and making her clients happy. And not only are her cakes stunningly beautiful and unique works of art, they are also wonderfully tasty. My daughter was married three years ago and guests still talk about that cake!Susan M
We talked with Mary Ann about what we wanted in a wedding cake and she proceeded to create a cake more beautiful than we could have imagined. Not only was it a gorgeous cake but it tasted amazing. We got many compliments on it. She is very talented!Lindsay W
Love the fact that Mary Ann listens to you in regards to what you want. She is very detail oriented and easy to work with. Not only do her cakes look great but they are delicious.Monica L
When my husband asked for a certain cake topper, Mary Ann was a bit hesitant, as she felt I would be upset or insulted by it. The cake topper requested was a vacuum and a mop. I am a bit OCD when it comes to cleanliness and clutter and I know I sometimes try the patience of my family and friends. When I saw the cake (it was a surprise), I laughed and said how appropriate. The cake was in honor of our 45th anniversary and my husband’s patience for 45 years. Mary Ann did a fabulous job and the cake was delicious, as always. She is very easy to work with, obviously. Carolyn F
Mary Ann makes fabulous cakes and cupcakes. She is truly an artist!Vicki M
My husband Bill Hackett turned 70 on May 15, 2016. I planned a small surprise party at our home for our children, spouses and grandchildren as well as several close friends. I decided to haven The Fancy Cake Box make be a cake to resemble a golf course. The cake was fabulous in looks as well as taste. The cake sure was a hit, as golf is my husband’s favorite sport. Maryann, the owner even delivered the cake to my home. I would patronize The Fancy Cake Box again for our next special occasion.Bonnie H
Mary Ann is an artist! The cupcakes and cake she created for us were stunning and delicious! We had many guests tell us it was the BEST cake and cupcakes they have EVER HAD (and that was our feeling too)! Working will Mary Ann was stress free! She is professional, friendly and warm! If you want to defy your guests expectations, this is the baker to go with.Kristin
Mary Ann makes fabulous cakes and cupcakes. She is truly an artist!Vicki
The Grooms cake Maryann made for my nephew was perfect in every detail. It was a big hit at the wedding as the guests could not believe the workmanship on the jet ski, Ryon and Bella. It was the most fantastic cake I had ever seen.
I can’t say enough great things about The Fancy Cake Box and owner Mary Ann. Every cake she makes is a work of art and truly delicious. With her amazing buttercream and rich, moist cake, Mary Ann is hands down a Cake Boss. She invests hours of her time into dreaming up a cake, planning it out, and making sure every detail is perfect. Unfortunately for me (and perhaps fortunately for her), after eating The Fancy Cake Box’s cakes/cupcakes, no other bakery can compare! If you want a beautiful, mouth-watering cake, The Fancy Cake Box is the place to call.
The Fancy Cake box was a joy to work with from testing day to delivery on wedding day. The cake was amazing and I can’t wait to taste the top again on our anniversary. Mary Ann was professional and easy to bounce ideas off of. She’d have her suggestions while still trying to meet my unique needs. I would highly recommend using her for your event!Katie
If you don’t already know Mary Ann, she’s the best. I have known here a long time, and she did an absolutely outstanding job on this cake. It tastes better than it looks, and as you can see, that’s hard to beat! Geoffrey A.
Maryann was excellent to work with! She was very professional and accommodating. You can tell how much time and energy she puts into each one of her cakes. Most of all you can see how much she enjoys making these masterpieces. She is truly very talented. We could not have asked for a more beautiful cake. We basically didn’t have to worry about anything once it was in her hands. We cannot wait to dig into the top layer on our 1 year anniversary. Thanks so much Mary Ann!
Yee L.
A Lake Placid Wedding dream made perfect. If your looking to have the perfect centerpiece for your Lake Placid wedding, Mary Anne should be your first choice. The Fancy cake box specializes in custom cakes of all shapes and sizes for any Adirondack event. The Fancy Cakebox makes delicious, beautiful event cakes from elegant white wedding perfection to crazy 3D shaped designs. I even saw she was able to make a Jest ski with rider and dog to boot. The cake she created for my son was a LEGO dream cake, filled with loose M&M’s no less. So in short if I were getting married in Lake Placid and needed a Lake Placid Cake Designer I would hire The Fancy Cake Box without hesitation. First Class professional service from start to finish. Second to none, definitely the best Cake Designer in the Adirondacks.
Love the fact that Mary Ann listens to you in regards to what you want. She is very detail oriented and easy to work with. Not only do her cakes look great but they are delicious.Monica
Absolutely beautiful and delicious cake, it was even better than expected!
Mary Ann is an exceptional artist that also happens to create amazing cakes. Her mastery of cake art is only second to her baking skills which happen to be the most delightfully rich tasting cakes I have ever tasted. She’s amazing. I don’t know much about cakes, but I do know working with Mary Ann is something special. Thank you so much for the cake experience!James
It was my husband’s 65th birthday and he was celebrating it with a golf outing and dinner afterwards with about 25 friends/fraternity brothers. The cake was made to look like a green at a golf course sitting on the top of a hill, with water hazard, rough and the actual green with a flag by the hole. She even included a miniature version of his golf bag on the green, which she had asked me to send her a picture of. It was amazing! We were all in awe of the cake’s design, but even more so after we tasted how delicious it was! I highly recommend The Fancy Cake Box for your event!Michelle
My cake was gorgeous and perfect for my intimate wedding with 45 guests! I had a coconut cake with salted caramel icing! The fondant was so delicious that even fondant haters loved it! So many compliments on it!Aleta B.
For my daughter’s bridal shower Mary Ann made cupcakes with fruit filling and the best buttercream frosting ever… all the guests just absolutely loved them…definitely highly recommend for any event…thank you Mary Ann so much!Peggy M.
AMAZING! Mary Ann is the sweetest and you can tell she really loves what she does! Our wedding cake was exactly what I hoped for and MORE! It was delicious! We live in Colorado and I was so nervous finding someone to make us our cake without being able to do any cake tasting but Mary was generous enough to ship us cake samples so that we could still get the full effect of our wedding planning experience! I highly recommend The Fancy Cake Box!Allie J.