Kendall is excellent and I recommend
her most highly. Here are some of aspects of her superior
performance,which I think is why all brides in the VA-DC-MD area
should try to obtain her services:
- every guest raved to me that her cake was the
best wedding cake they have ever had, which is no small feat in
a town of foodies
- she provided vegan and gluten free cupcakes
for my guests with dietary restrictions, which is a great help,
knowing they could enjoy desert too
- at my 1st meeting w/her she provided a free
tasting, which most bakers in this area do not, and the cake flavors
were each phenomenal; honestly, tasting her cakes is like drinking
fine wine, where you catch different flavor profiles with each
bite of the cake; deciding amongst all of her amazing flavors will
be the hardest part, but happily if you have more than 1 layer,
you can have more than 1 flavor;
- her deign was so beautiful, seeing the lovely
cake was one of the most fun surprises of my wedding day; I wanted
an Irish-style cake, without looking too much like St Patricks
day, and she created 3 celtic knots that were the cake topper;
really amazing, just look at the photos on her website, all of
her cakes are beautiful, real works of temporary art
- last minute, she worked with my florist on
a gorgeous arrangement to go underneath my cake-to make it appear
as though it were floating on flowers;
- she meets with you initially to go over your
ideas, for free (while many others make you pay a fee to meet),
and she always provides ideas to help with your vision, she responds
to emails quickly;
- I could go on, but if you have any chance to
obtain her, I suggest you work with her if she's available. You will be all the happier
Kendall graciously and enthusiastically continues to share her talents and passion with our students, most of whom have never been exposed to the kind of culinary delights she creates. Far more important, however, than simply imparting skills is her genuine interest in the men and women we serve and her commitment to our mission of combating hunger and creating opportunity.
~Mike Curtin -- DC Central Kitchen
Kendall’s Cake was one of the fun experiences of the wedding
planning process. Kendall Barrett seems to be a fun-loving person
who is very talented in making beautiful yummy cakes. Our wedding
planner recommended her. My daughter, her fiancé, my husband,
and I went to her for a cake tasting. It was just plain fun. We tried
around five different flavors and settled on a tupelo honey cake
with black berries to go in between cake layers because it was unique,
tasty, and truly American (we had lots of wedding guests from out
of the country).
My daughter decided on a quite simple designed
white frosting cake that would compliment her dress and the wedding
hydrangeas. Kendall’s repertoire of cakes she has designed
and carried out is absolutely amazing. Obviously, Kendall is very
talented at cake design.
She worked well with our florist and she made
a little vegan cake for our one daughter who is vegan. We look
forward to working with Kendall in the future whether be for a
wedding another very special event.
~ Kirsten 2011
To have a wedding cake that is not only beautiful but tastes out
of this world...what a way to end a perfect evening! Kendall was
an absolute delight to work with--we lucked out that our reception
venue (the Hay-Adams) has contracted with her for cakes. I am sure
others have used this pun, but Kendall is as sweet as the cakes themselves!
She was so awesome that we wanted to go home with her. She created
a delicious, moist white cake with passion fruit mousse filling--SO
good--our guests were thrilled. The cake was also perfect on the
outside...it incorporated my husband's desire for something streamlined
and modern (a stack of small squares in plain white fondant) with
mine for something a little more romantic (beading on the edges,
ideal flowers on the top). I only wish I had more use for wedding
cakes as I'd love to work with Kendall a million times over (and
to enjoy the cakes a million times over too!)
~ Marli 2011
Just to show you how amazing and delicious her cakes are my then
finance (now husband) literally cleaned the plate (I was quite embarrassed
but it shows you that ALL of her flavored cakes were to die for).
Kendall had a variety of cakes to taste and it was truly hard to
narrow it down.
We had visited 4 cake masters in the past month and was really disappointed
with the results. We traveled to DC, MD and around VA. Kendall was
last on our list and what a shame because I wished we had visited
her first and canceled all the other appointments.
All the guests LOVED her cake. It was pretty, modern and above all
else delicious. We've all had (or usually passed) on the wedding
cakes, because it's most of the time dry and bland. But inform all
your guests to have a piece or two because it will be the best wedding
cake you would ever had. I actually informed my guests to save room
for the cake, and they thanked me that night :)
Kendall is a wedding cake goddess. Not only are her cakes lovely
-- she has an artist's touch and replicated the lace on my dress
perfectly -- but they are delicious too. I've been to a lot of weddings
and usually the cake 1.) falls over or 2.) tastes like cardboard.
This cake, key lime with fondant, was amazing and held its shape
beautifully. It was moist and sweet...but not too sweet...and melted
like butter on the tongue. It was divine. And Kendall herself is
a delight to work with...as sweet as her cakes and so charming.
~ Amanda 2008
It is no exaggeration when I say that your cake absolutely MADE the birthday party! The entire crowd (especially my dad) agreed that it was the most perfect, sprinkly, ginormous, fantastic birthday cake that ever was. Let's just put it this way--IT IS GONE. ALL OF IT!!!!!!! Thank you so much for taking time to create something so beautiful and delicious for me. It truly gave a great dramatic flourish to the party, and my dad was just blown away by the whole thing.
The wedding cake you created for the Hay-Adams was not only absolutely stunning, but also delectable!
~ Rebecca S.
"Kendall matched the colors of our invitation (orange and burgundy) perfectly, and created an elegant and modern cake. Elaborate without being fussy, classy yet unusual--she matched the tone of our wedding perfectly. And it tasted as good as it looked! Our guests all had at least two pieces and we happily dined on the leftover cake for a week afterwards."
~Elly T. and Tick A.
"No cake in the entire world could ever taste as good or look as beautiful as yours. We would like to thank you so so so much! Your cakes are probably the only reason people come to our parties. WE LOVE YOU."
~Charlotte H. age 11 and Lily H. age 15
"The cake was Fabulous! The birthday cake you made was more than we dreamed of - it was beautiful, creative and (best of all) delicious. It was the centerpiece of the party and our friends are still talking about it! You were so wonderful to work with. We plan on ordering all our cakes from Kendall's.
I like your cakes because you spend so much time decorating them. They taste awesome!"
~Carolyn H. age 7
"You are amazing. I’ve never seen a cake like the creation you made for me. The whole party was stunned and delighted and I am so grateful for all of your hard work and thoughtfulness. A delicious work of art."
"This is the best cake I have ever had in my entire life."
"Her simple yet elegant cakes, made with European-style butter, French chocolate, locally grown fruits and cream from the Lewes Dairy in Lewes Delaware, are exceptional."
~Walter Nicholls, Washington Post
"Kendallís Cakes are stunningly beautiful, and
actually taste delicious, too. So often the beautiful ones don't make
your mouth as happy as your eyes!"
"Kendallís Cakes are everything a cake should be and nothing
that it shouldn't be."
"Our son and daughter-in-law's cake from Kendall's Cakes was beautiful,
unique, and delicious. What more can you say?"
"Moist and delicious. Not too sweet, with subtle flavors that are
the best! Beautiful, creamy icing, again not too sweet. Great for
all special occasions!"
"Kendall! She was so incredible - willing to do a rush job, willing
to use an unusual recipe for a wedding cake (devil's food with white
icing - our favorite) and EXTREMELY generous! Plus, the cake was delicious,
beautiful and helped make our wedding perfect!"
"Incredible taste, awesome beauty, and loving construction! Plus,
if you haven't seen the custom painted fondant, this is a unique and
special addition to the presentation!"
"Her decoration, artistry and presentations are second to none."
"Because she's the sweetest thing in Falls Church! And her homemade
ice cream sandwiches with cookies are even more to-die-for."
"Wonderful and easy to work with; cake was gorgeous, delicious, and
delivered on time with no mistakes."
"Creativity, flexability in consumer's needs, fresh and tasty ingredients!"
"Beautiful cakes that look lovingly made instead of pretentiously
trendy. A true baker."
"Kendall uses only the very best in ingredients and everything she
makes is made with great care and love and...her cakes are quite simply
the most delicious!"
"They are as delicious as they are beautiful."
"The uniqueness of Kendallís cakes sets them apart from all the
others. Her fearless use of color and her artist's touch make these
cakes a pleasure to the eye as well as the palate."