Testimonials 2011 & Before
To the Night Kitchen,
Thank you for making our wedding cake as beautiful as it was tasty! You were amazing to work with and we will be recommending you to everyone we know!
Jill and Steve Whiskeyman
Dear Night Kitchen bakers,
Thank you so much for creating the lovely “Free as a Bird” cake for my husband’s retirement party. The guests kept gazing at it all evening and were delighted once they tasted it. I was exceptionally pleased with your helpfulness and maturity, especially Alex.
To the baking staff- We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday November 12th. Most of the celebration was a surprise to us. The desserts were from Night Kitchen. I think we had some of everything you make. It was all delicious. Thanks for making our celebration a success. James and Ruby Wilson. November, 2011 Just wanted to say what a delicious cake. The raspberry filling was wonderful, enjoyed by all. It looked beautiful, too.
Thanks, Carol Donhauser
The cake I got for my parent’s 60th wedding anniversary party was perfection! The cake was so delicious and looked terrific!
Your raisin challah was the hit of my Rosh Hashanah dinner! Stacia Friedman July, 2011 Dear Night Kitchen, Thank you for having made a spectacular wedding cake with the “Swiss paper cutting” designs. It was spot on. I couldn’t have asked for a better cake, design and taste wise.
Jackie and Dino 7/23/11 wedding
Dear Night Kitchen Bakery,
Thank you so much for the cake you baked and decorated for my father’s retirement celebration on June 11th. Dad was so pleased with the results of your artistry. As always, the great design of your cakes is matched by the delicious taste and quality. Our family has made several orders with your bakery over the years and you have always come through with great products. We look forward to the next special occasion when we can call upon your establishment to help us celebrate. Thanks again.
I have to agree, the cake was delicious, and the design work was fabulous. We were all very pleased with the cake, and as always, impressed with your skill and artistry. Thank you again, and we look forward to enjoying your work again in the future.
We ordered our wedding cake from you last summer – just wanted to say how delicious it was when we defrosted it to celebrate our one year anniversary yesterday! Thanks for doing such a great job!
Molly & Josh Ercole
I am writing this letter to praise you for having Jenny at the Night Kitchen. She is very talented, caring and kind artist. She created a beautiful cake for my daughter’s First Holy Communion party on May 7th, 2011. It was beyond my expectations in taste and beauty!! Thank you.
Emily Larrazabal Valencia
Dear Alex and the other amazing folks at the Night Kitchen,
Last week you made a two tiered circus cake for my two daughter’s birthday party. The cake was BEAUTIFUL! The addition of my daughters’ most beloved stuffed animals each holding a flag was genius! I cannot thank you enough for the joy you brought to each of my little girls face–it was priceless! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Thank you for providing such a delicious, beautiful and memorable cake for our wedding celebration in July! We had so many people ask where the cake was from and we were proud to tell them. Many blessings in the New Year.
Kristan and Tyler Flynn
To the talented staff of The Night Kitchen,
Thank you for the beautiful cake you provided us with for our wedding. It tasted just as awesome as it looked! Our guests were thrilled and so were we!
Maureen and Adam Sheppard
I just wanted to write and let you know that the birthday cake was just superb and went beyond our expectations. Everyone at the party commented on how gorgeous the cake looked. It was also delicious and was completely finished at the party itself. I also appreciate the on-time delivery and all the effort taken to meet all our suggestions.
Thank you so much for making Riya’s birthday special!
Please pass on our thanks to everyone involved.
Sunny and Kavita
My sister and I want to thank everyone at Night Kitchen Bakery for their unbelievable cake this past weekend for our mother’s 60th birthday party. Jenny and Peri were beyond helpful in working with us to ensure that my great-grandmother’s piano cake matched down to the last detail and some of our guests at first even thought that we had hired someone to make a model of the actual piano…that is, of course, until they tasted it and could not believe how delicious it was. It is obvious that the staff took great care to ensure that the color was spot on, the details were amazing, and John delivered it at exactly the time he promised on the morning of the party making the whole process a breeze. Additionally the cake was huge and we think for the price was a great bargain. The only complaint we have is that you did not leave business cards since everyone was blown away by it and made us write down the name of the bakery so they could look it up when they got home. Thank you again and we cannot wait until the next party to order from you again!
Justin and Lora
Oh, what a cake!! Amazingly beautiful, and after I decorated it with the roses, it looked exactly like the pix that the bride picked out. AND ~ DELICIOUS!!! Fabulous ~ people raved. I can’t thank you enough for everything you did for me. You truly saved the day. Don’t know what I would have done.
You are the FIRST person I’ll be contacting for the next affair!
Many, many thanks for everything.
I picked up a pre-ordered birthday cake this afternoon. The cake was a small round 6-8 inch chocolate cake with a small Maserati car on top. I just want to say THANK-YOU VERY MUCH!!! The cake exceeded my expectations and the birthday boy really really liked the cake. The staff and pastry chefs were very pleasant and were willing to discuss more suitable options for my small intimate party needs. I will be recommending the Night Kitchen Bakery to my friends and colleagues and I look forward to ordering more special event cakes from here. Thanks again!
Arit Onyile, MPH
The Night Kitchen Staff,
A sincere thank you for a wonderful wedding cake! It was not only beautiful, it was delicious! We had many compliments from guests. Thank you again!
Tiffany and Tom Donahue
Hi Amy –Just wanted to say thanks – again – for the fantastic cake you provided for our client. When it was rolled into the meeting, the speaker said to 450 people, “WOW – now that’s a big ass cake!!!”. Does it get any better than that?!? The cake that was served was way delicious, eliciting kudos from all. Please extend our gratitude to Jenny and the rest of the gang.
Very Best Regards,
I just wanted to say thank you so much for the strawberry shortcake B-day cake for my boyfriends birthday…..What a hit…he did have a favorite bakery in NJ which has now changed to your bakery…..can not wait for another birthday…
Dear Night Kitchen Pastry Chefs, Thank you so much for baking and assembling such a delicious and beautiful cake for our friend’s baby shower. Everyone loved the design and was in awe of the details. The chocolate cake with the mousse was the best chocolate cake I’ve ever had! We really appreciate you all agreeing to take on our order last minute.
Dana & Nuthyla
I attended Cheekadee’s gala last night in Chestnut Hill. I was invited as a guest, not as a photographer as usual… Your art deco cake was phenominal! I loved the chocolate and the lemon, but most of all your fondant is by far the best I’ve ever had! I stole a piece to bring home and already had that for breakfast!!
Thank you so much for the awesome cake for the Great Gatsby Gala. Everyone loved the cake design and LOVED the cake itself. It was absolutely delicious. Thank you again and hope to work with you soon!
Chestnut Hill Weddings
Dear Amy and Jennifer and the Staff of the Night Kitchen Bakery,
Our hearts are still smiling after enjoying your fabulous Grooms Cake at our Rehearsal Dinner at Maggiano’s Friday night for our son, James Millon and his bride Julie Tardino. We could not believe how beautifully spectacular it was! As soon as the guests arrived they dashed over to the Grooms Cake table and could not believe what they saw. This is “Jimbo” they said, how perfect…the athlete meets Wall Street…., It was more than a cake, it was a work of art. From the color choices, the textures, the headline details, the intricacies of the Penn State running shoe, it just made the whole ambiance come to life. It was the talk of the party. And when I tasted the cake, it was the most delicious cake I had ever tasted….It was perfection! Your Cake was more than an addition to the setting, it was truly a work of carefully crafted art from your hearts. …..and from our hearts, we thank you so very much. When you host a wedding and a rehearsal dinner you have one chance to make it perfect. With your help, we did just that.
Dr and Mrs Alan Bess, parents of the Groom, James Millon
Hi there, I just wanted to say thank you for being a Green Restaurant – I’ve gotten several special occasion cakes from your restaurant and dozens of your cupcakes. I tell everyone I meet about your buttercream. Still, I never admired you more than finding out you’re dedicated to our community and environment. Thank you!
Hi. I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful and delicious wedding cake that you made and delivered for us this past Friday 3/12 at the Joseph Ambler Inn. It was exactly as I had envisioned it. It tasted fantastic, especially the buttercream frosting! Thanks again.
Karen and Gordon Whitehead
November 2, 2009
We ordered the Sesame Street Birthday Cake for our Daughter Rhea’s 1st Birthday..The cake was absolutely fantastic.” It looked like a piece of Art” and tasted as good as it looked !!.Everyone at the party loved the cake.It was beyond our expectations !!!
Baiju Patel & Ruchi Trivedi
We just wanted to let you know that the cake for our rehearsal dinner on October 9 was a huge hit! It came out perfectly, with the orange and black being a big hit with the Princeton alumni crowd — along with everyone else. It was delicious!
Evan and Gabriela October 31, 2009
Andy and I got married at the Joseph Ambler Inn. I wanted to thank the Night Kitchen Bakery AND Peri for our fabulous HalloweenChic Wedding Cake… It. Was. A. HIT!!!!!!!! People absolutely LOVED the topsy turvy style combined with the elegant details… but having attended nearly 16 weddings in the last 3 yrs… the most important part was that the CAKE was YUMMY! And it was… our guests were REALLY excited by our cake. And people that have seen our photos KEEP asking WHERE OH WHERE did we get it!?!?
Megan Lynam & Andrew Glass
Thank you so much for your help in making the Rosenbach Museum and Library’s benefit screening of Where the Wild Things Are such a success. The Night Kitchen’s hand-painted Wild Things cookies were a huge hit with all of our guests. What a unique treat! I look forward to working with you again soon.
Christina Deemer, Director of Development
October 1, 2009
This note is to thank you and your wonderful artistic pastry chefs for the beautiful overwhelming cake you fashioned to completely resemble the Vernon House Apartments for last Sunday’s 80th Anniversary party.
It far surpassed my imagination. It delighted all of us with its painstaking detail and brilliant coloring. We will long remember the fun of the cake cutting as the climax of the evening!
September 6, 2008
This is long overdue but better late than never. Enclosed you will find a picture showing the amazing job you did on my wedding cake. I wanted to thank you for making the process easy, stress free and fun! I brought a picture in from the internet and we made a few adjustments and the cake was everything I expected it to be. The staff was friendly and accommodating and we enjoyed the cake tasting!! I wish you could hear all the compliments I get on how beautiful my cake is when someone is looking through my album. In addition, I have been told by many that our wedding cake was delicious and we will be enjoying it again on my 1st anniversary which is quickly approaching! Thank you again for making the most important day of my life perfect!
I just wanted to drop a note to say thank you for the beautiful cake we ordered for my son’s first birthday. We were so pleased! And everyone said not only was it beautiful, it was delicious, too!
Tara Hannigan Boyd
I attended Zoobilee last night and wanted to mention that your chocolate cake blew away the competition. There was literally no comparison. It was, hands down, the BEST chocolate cake I ever tasted …. Perfectly moist and not too sweet!!
” I just want to send a note about my overwhelming statifaction with my recent order! I ordered a graduation cake from your bakery without any real knowledge of the bakery besides the website testimonials and I was very impressed! The cake was so beautiful, which can sometimes be deceptive but when I tasted it I was in heaven! So were my guests. Thank you so much and I will be making this my bakery of choice and telling my friends about it!!! ”
“Thank you so much for an absolutely wonderful job you did on our wedding cake on April 4, 2009. We loved the way it looked and loved the taste even more! Everyone raved about how good it was – much better than any wedding cake they’d tasted before! It was a joy to work with you, we will definitely keep you in mind for future events. Best Wishes”
Jodi & Rich Briden
“My daughter’s party was a success and she was totally surprised to see the cake!. Everyone was amazed how beautiful it was! It was fabulous! The mouse was soo rich and the cake so buttery. I will be back for another occassion!”
” Just wanted to extend a big thank you for my sister’s baby shower cake…it was amazing and exceeded my expectations!The women at the shower were raving about the look and taste of the cake and I was sure to tell them where I got it from : ) Again, I just wanted to say how happy we were with the cake. We will definitely use you again for future family events. ”
” I was married on 3/28/09. Just wanted to express how happy my husband and I were with the beautiful and delicious cake you created for us. It was everything we wanted and more. Everyone was blown away. Thank you very much.”
” Hello! I ordered the manchester united cake with the race track at the end of March and I just wanted to say thank you and that my husband loved it!”
” Thank you so very much for the wonderful Sesame Street cake you made for our daughter’s 1st birthday. It was way beyond our expecations! Each layer was so delicious and the characters you crafted were so wonderful – even better than Ace of Cakes!!! Everyone at the party loved it and wanted to know where the cake was from-so you got plenty of referrals that day. Thank you again for making our daughter’s 1st birthday so perfect for us!!”
Susan, Bob & Madeline Braverman
” Was outrageously good! The Brunch was so beautiful – Paul did the food and you did the cake – kept it to the hood. And everyone raved about ALL OF IT! They wanted to know where you are located…. Thank you again. YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST AROUND!”
” Brandt and the whole family LOVED the German Chocolate Cake that you created for his 60th birthday. Twenty five of us celebrated at the Thanksgiving Dinner Party at our house in Swarthmore on Thanksgiving Day. The cake was a big hit. We now have 3 frozen pies in the fridge since no one wanted them once they tasted the birthday cake. My sister-in-law, Maria, tells me “this is the best German Chocolate Cake she has ever tasted.” She’s Italian and made one of the pies. Attached is a photo of Brandt and of the cake. Thanks for making this Thxgvg special.”
Best, Mary Louise
” Peri, Thank you so very much for the amazing wedding cake you designed and baked for us. It was the most delicious cake I’ve ever had! Also, thank you for my mom’s birthday cake; she was so surprised and she loved it! Thank you!”
Brooke and Jeff
” We want to thank you for the lovely cake you baked for Veronica and Tyrone Taylor on October 17th, 2008. It was just what we wanted and the Superman cake was so cool. Tyrone loved it! Thank you so much Peri, you are the best. You will definitely see us again! And it was DELICIOUS!!”
” Thank you so much for the absolutely perfect cake you provided for us for a 60th birthday party. The birthday boy is an art collector who owns several mobiles and I used them as a ‘theme’ on the invitations, placecards, etc. However, when I ordered the birthday cake, you asked me to send a photo of one of the mobiles. I could not have imagined how wonderful the design turned out! It was gorgeous and fun. Better than that was what happened when we cut the cake. It was delicious!!! The party was held at Amada in Philadelphia. The restaurant was recently rated the # 4 restaurant in the city. They served a slice of cake to each guest and I thought no one would really eat the cake we brought with us but wanted it for decoration and for singing ‘Happy Birthday’. Was I ever wrong. Everyone loved it! Again, thank you for your wonderful contribution to our festivities.”
” Peri, Thank you so much for the beautiful cake-it was what I pictured and more! The colors were beautiful and the design just perfect. Oh, and everyone raved at how good it tasted!”
Michelle Fields and Jake Revan
” I just wanted to let you know that the monkey cake you made for my son’s first birthday was absolutely adorable and tasted amazing – everyone loved it! I have recommended you to several friends.”
” I grew up in Chestnut Hill and a snowy day was not complete without warm Philly sticky buns and hot chocolate. I’ve lived in the Baltimore/Washington area for 30 years and have never found sticky buns that come close to the ones I grew up with. Last November I was in the Germantown area and purchased a round of your sticky buns. The memories flooded back! They are the absolute best!!!!”
” Dear Amy, I just wanted to let you guys know that the cake for our graduation that was like the Dr Suess book “Oh the places You’ll Go” was so great. It was absolutely perfect and a big hit.”
” Thank you so much for doing such a great job with the wedding cake for our daughter, Jennedy and her husband, Christopher. The cake was delicious and looked beautiful. We received many nice comments on how much the cake looked like it was quilted. We especially wanted to tell you that our guests loved the taste, the moistness and the texture of the lemon and curd cake. The silver cake stand really set it off too. Again, thank you for having Peri meet with us for the taste testing, transporting the cake, and for the talent and expertise that went into making such a beautiful, memorable wedding cake.”
Joel and Annette Santolla
” I just wanted to give you a compliment on the delicious cake that my daughter purchased for me. It was sensational~ the cake, filling..frosting..so wonderful. I bake a lot of cakes and I can say, that was the best cake that I have ever eaten. I am looking forward to visiting the bakery when I come to Philly in June. We could tell you use the best quality ingredients. It was just to die for!!! We will always talk about that wonderful birthday cake!!!”
” Just wanted to drop you a quick note and let you know how pleased we were with the cake and cookies for our Christening! The cake looked amazing and the cookies were adorable. Not to mention we again received rave reviews from our guests on how delicious both things were. Thank you for your time and efforts. Night Kitchen exceeded our expectations again! We look forward to our next occasion where we will be in need of a cake!”
” I ordered my wedding cake and cupcakes from you for my Oct 7th 2007 wedding, and I have to let you know how much we loved it. Thank you so much for everything. My husband still to this day talks about how tasty the cupcakes were and the cake was gorgeous, I have the pictures to prove it. You all were so pleasant to work with!”
Joanne and Tom Moragne
” I thought you might enjoy this story. On Valentine’s Day, my husband and I purchased and presented to each other identical gifts! We had both gotten the exact same cake from your bakery! I thought that was spooky, while he found it “charming,” but I thought you would enjoy the story! (And we both enjoyed the two cakes.) Thanks for being so good.”
” Amybeth, I just wanted to let you know you have done it again. You have made yet another wonderful cake for our family’s special occasion! I ordered a cake for last Saturday in the CH store. It was a blue two tiered cake for a baby shower. It not only was absolutely delicious, it was decorated ‘just right!’ Not too much, not too little! Everyone raved about the cake and asked where I purchased it! I wish I had known about TNK years ago, when I was buying cakes from the bakery near us that the icing tasted like Crisco on the roof of your mouth! Never again, I am a convert!! Keep up the excellent work! Thanks again!”
“Amy, I just wanted to say “Thanks” for the beautiful cake. I heard many compliments on the design and great feedback on the taste. JoAnne was certainly surprised and impressed too. Keep up the great work! Happy Holidays!”
Erich D. Gordon
“Amy, I just wanted to express my thanks for the terrific job you guys did with Sue’s shower cake. It was a work of art. I hope you took a picture for your book! Sue literally was brought to tears. It was truly a moment. I thank you sincerely. By the way, it tasted just as great as it looked!”
Manager, Chestnut Hill Hotel
“I cannot believe it has taken us almost three months to write to you and tell you how incredibly thrilled we were with our wedding cake. We got married on September 30th at the Joseph Ambler Inn. The cake exceeded our expectations in every way. We simply could not believe that it turned out exactly how we had envisioned it. To think that we only really sat down in the bakery for 10 minutes or so and pointed at a few sample photos and then were presented with the perfect cake on our wedding day is amazing! And it tasted so so very good as well! Thank you so very much for putting it together the way you did!! I have attached the best photo we have of it to this email. Thanks again!!!”
Troy and Jessica Holl
“Peri and Amy, Just a note to say thanks for the job done on my wife’s birthday cake on Saturday. The party did work as a surprise and the cake was a great finish to the dinner at Rae. The tie dye fondant, dancing bears and lyric script were spot on; and the devil’s food/chocolate cake and mousse filling was outstanding, but I guess you know that. The guests and even the restaurant staff sneaking pieces all raved. Anyway thanks again for a super job.”
“Thank you to Peri for the amazing cake she made for my husband’s culinary school graduation! It was better than I had pictured it would be and my husband was very impressed! We only wish we would have had more leftovers because it was delicious. Thank you so much! I have recommended you to everyone!”
“I would like to thank you for the two wonderful cakes I recently purchased from you. We received many compliments at both Peter’s fortieth birthday party and at the baby shower I had for a friend last Sunday afternoon. Please convey my appreciation to your cake decorator for a job well done.”
“Thank you so much for bringing our wedding cake vision to life! We got so many compliments-it was truly fantastic! Not only was it beautiful, but it was also equally delicious! Many, many thanks.”
Laura and Jon Gralnick
“All we can say is ‘Wow!’ Our wedding cake was definitely the talk of the dessert plating. Everyone has commented on the beautiful monogram you enscripted and the incredible taste of both cake and icing. We heard ‘it was the best they’ve ever tasted!’ I can only imagine how many hours and the patience it must take in completing such as task. Your talents are incredible!”
Meg and Mike Tighe
“I just wanted to let you know what a pleasure it was to work with you on the recent wedding we planned. The cake was spectacular and was just what the bride wanted! Looking forward to working with you again soon.”
I Do Wedding Consulting
“Thank you for helping us choose the perfect cake for our wedding day. Our guest raved about it. You were a pleasure to work with and we would recommend the Night Kitchen Bakery to any bride and groom.”
Sharon and Ron Cooney
“Thank you so much for our beautiful wedding cupcake wedding cake. It turned out exactly how I hoped and was the talk of the wedding. Thank you for helping to make our day unforgettable. ”
Amber and Erik Becker