Liz & James
Alice and the Bean Counter Bakery did a phenomenal job with our wedding cakes! Alice and her team were fantastic to work with throughout the entire process. My husband and I wanted to sample both gluten-free and traditional cake options, and Alice was extremely accommodating and generous with our tasting samples. We were blown away by the delicious taste of all the cakes we sampled. Alice was very helpful and attentive to detail in our preferences for the wedding cake designs, and even matched the cake fondant to a fabric swatch sample we sent. Wow! We were so impressed by her work that, in addition to our traditional and gluten-free wedding cakes, we also ordered several cheesecakes to serve at our post-wedding brunch. Alice delivered everything to our wedding in western Massachusetts in perfect condition. The cakes were stunning and delicious – our guests happily devoured all the desserts. We thought we’d have gluten-free cake left over since only a few guests required gluten-free options, but they were so delicious that they too were quickly gone! We could not have been happier and highly recommend working with Alice for your wedding.
Seth Kaye Photography
Just a quick note to thank you for the wonderful birthday cake you made for my wife! It was quite possibly the BEST carrot cake we have ever had, and the flamingo decoration was a real hit! She loved it. Can’t thank you enough for your effort, but know that this was truly appreciated!!
Ally & Forrest
We have always loved Bean Counter because of their commitment to creating delicious allergy friendly baked goods. So after getting engaged, it wasn't really a question in our minds where we wanted our gluten free wedding cake to come from. During our consultation, Alice sat down with us for an entire hour and showed her genuine interest in our story so that she could create something magical and meaningful for our wedding day. Initially planning on having 120+ cupcakes for our guests as well as a cake topper, she took the time to work out every single detail so that we could have every element that we wanted. When we had to change our wedding plans due to coronavirus, we immediately contacted Alice to see if she could carry our initial order to our postponed celebration next year, and also make a smaller cake for our intimate family ceremony on 5/30/2020. She did not hesitate for a moment, and she worked with her team to create the dessert experience of our dreams with limited notice and increased restrictions. We are excited to showcase her baking talents to all of our guests again next year, but we are Bean Counter supporters for life and will continue to make these desserts a part of our celebrations for years to come.
Meghan Lynch Photography
Jose & Paul
We were absolutely thrilled with our wedding cake display. Each guest got a little navy blue wedding cake with a splash of colorful berries on top. They were as tasty as they were beautiful. Guests still rave about them 11 years later. Alice was fun to work with and brought a lot of creative energy to her work.
For our 11th anniversary, we are re-enacting our ceremony on top of Mt Wachusett. It’s for Jose’s mother who wasn’t able to make our wedding in 2009. We are looking forward to sharing another delicious cake from the Bean Counter Bakery. Thank you so much for helping to make our anniversary as special as our wedding!
Absolutely perfect in every way! Like many in 2020, we had to change our wedding plans completely. We moved our wedding (ceremony) up 2 months. We decided to give our guests a cupcake favor and have a small cake for just us (no ceremony). The Bean counter could not have been a better. They exceeded my expectations. We chose the death by chocolate cupcakes and everyone was raving about them!! We had vanilla cake with buttercream for us and it tasted like it was just baked out of the oven! It is THE BEST cake I have ever had. We didn't have a formal tasting because of time, so we drove all around MA trying cupcakes and nothing even compared!!! Seriously the best cake ever!!!!
Thank you so much for the cupcakes and cakes! The cupcakes were delicious and the cake was perfect. We could not believe how delicious the cake was when we sat down to eat, it was as if it was just baked for us right before it was served. My sister in-law also enjoyed the gluten free cupcake and said it was decorated so beautifully.
I really loved and enjoyed the vegan cake that was made for me for both my birthday and my upcoming graduation. My family really loved the cake, too. The flavors really blended well, especially the raspberry. Thank you for having the cake made for me. The size and thickness was perfect and just enough. We are still eating the cake, and have half of it left since yesterday, and it’s still moist!
Kent & Kelsey
We had the pleasure of having Alice assist us in creating our perfect wedding cake. She was able to take Kent's taste and mine and merge it together to design our dream cake. To this day (almost a year later), our wedding guests still reminisce about how delicious and beautiful our cake was. The five different flavors of cake were truly amazing and the pumpkin brown butter cake gave our wedding the final touch of fall that we were looking for. Thank you so much for being an integral part of our big day, we could never thank you enough. We wish we could do it over again so we could keep eating our beautiful cake. Thank you again!
Thank you for the most amazing wedding cake and surprise shark decoration for my husband. He loved the little shark so much and I cannot tell you how many people told me it was the best wedding cake they have ever had! Thank you for creating a beautiful and absolutely delicious cake!
Kelly Dillion Photo
Pam & Rick
Thank you so much for doing such a great job with our cake! The cake was
delicious, and absolutely beautiful!
Alice, you helped me order my husband’s GF cake and cupcakes last month for his birthday. I just wanted to say thank you SO much, everything was absolutely delicious! He was so happy to get to actually eat whatever dessert he wanted for his birthday, and you made that possible!
You were so kind and responsive to all of my inquiries and I really appreciate it. We’ll certainly be back in the future for holidays and other special occasions :)
Just wanted to thank you for making us the most beautiful cake! Not only gorgeous but absolutely delicious!! I appreciate so much all your help and for making such an elegant beautiful cake I got so many compliments on it I was very pleased. You guys nailed the cake it was a conversation piece of how gorgeous and how anyone never seen a cake that beautiful and that delicious ! So happy we chose you!
Once again you and your bakers did a FABULOUS job with the cake we ordered! We absolutely LOVED it!!! Can't wait to order another cake! Thank you again!
Shannon & Ian
Thank you so much for our beautiful wedding cake last August! It’s still talked about nearly a year later! Thanks again for everything!
We have used the Bean Counter for all the boys birthdays over the years and have loved everyone. The kids get very excited to pick out the theme for the cake they want for their birthdays, it's become kind of a thing.We also order cakes for all our other special occasions and have never been disappointed. You guys are the best.
Thank you and the Beancounter team for another amazing cake and experience. I love that your cakes are not only beautiful but delicious. It made our son's 1st birthday just that extra special. While he may not remember it, I certainly will and it meant so much to me especially during this difficult and isolating time everyone is going through.
Nicole & Matthew
Alice and her staff at the Shrewsbury location were PHENOMENAL. My husband is a firefighter so we asked Alice to construct a white, very elegant fire hydrant as our main cake and then my husband decided he wanted an exact replica of his fire helmet as the groom's cake. All we provided to Alice was a general picture of the white fire hydrant and 360 degree pictures of his helmet and she pulled off the most BEAUTIFUL cakes we, and our guests, had ever seen. They instantly went viral. We invited his entire fire company to the wedding and the guys thought his helmet cake was his actual helmet. They included EVERY detail. Not only were the cakes PERFECT, they tasted AMAZING! This woman knows what she is doing and we will not go anywhere else. HIGHLY recommend!!!
I have been using Bean Counter Bakery since 2014. Alice and her team do an excellent job every single time. If you ever need a cake for any occasion, Bean Counter is the place to go, they never disappoint.My mom and all the guests at her surprise birthday party enjoyed and admired this beautiful cake and couldn’t stop talking about it.
"My wife and I just want to say thank you! Everything was awesome. The wedding cake a year ago and now the anniversary cake! We are so happy we chose you as the bakery for our wedding. The service and quality from you and your staff far exceeded what we expected. I would highly recommend the Bean Counter to all my friends and family for any occasion, but especially a wedding. Many thanks."
-Joseph & Jennifer
"I just want to say THANK YOU so much! You and your team did such an amazing job with our wedding cake! I could have cried when I saw it!! It was absolutely amazing. Everyone kept talking about how wonderful it looked!!! It honestly made my day (I didn't even want to cut it). Thank you again so much. I don't think words could express how much your hard work meant to me."
"Thank you so much for the beautiful wedding cake. It was just the way I had imagined it. The cake was devoured and I have gotten so many compliments on not only how beautiful it was, but how amazing it tasted as well."
"Mario and I would like to thank you and your team for the amazing wedding cake. We appreciate all your hard work and your patience. Everyone complimented us on the cake. You clearly added a touch of elegance and class and we will always be grateful for making such a a beautiful cake and for being a part of our special day. If we had to do it all over again, we would not change a thing."
-Ivette & Mario
"I want to take this long overdue opportunity to thank you for the beautiful cake for Erin’s wedding. Not only was it beautiful but delicious as well—we had many compliments and the servers at the Harrington Farm asked where it had come from because it was the best one they’ve had. It was a fabulous day and we appreciate your part in it. I do not hesitate to recommend the Bean Counter to friends!"
"I wanted to let you know how thrilled we were with the wedding cake for Emily and Loren’s wedding. Besides being an absolute visual masterpiece, it was incredibly delicious. Everyone just loved it! Honestly, we’ve never tasted a wedding cake like it. It’s been 3 ½ weeks since the wedding, and we all wish we could eat some right now. Please feel free to use me as a reference."
"We thank you and your staff so very much for the wonderful job you did in making our daughter’s wedding cake. We were absolutely delighted with the exquisite look of the cakes. The cakes were delicious too—and thoroughly enjoyed by our guests who appreciated being able to have so many choices. The carrot cakes went very fast. We need to come back to you and order one so that we get a taste! All the varieties were totally delectable! Thank you again for your wonderful attention to detail in the presentation of the wedding cakes for our most special occasion."
-Andrew & Stephanie
"It has been almost 2 months since our wedding and we are still receiving compliments of how good our cake was! The taste was phenomenal! Thank you so much for your help. The pearl luster dust was definitely a great choice and added to the elegance. Your work is definitely a fine art beyond compare. Thanks again!"
~Steven & Angela
"Thank you so very much for truly helping to make our wedding day memorable! We could not have been more pleased with the beautiful cake we were greeted with upon our arrival at the reception! The cake looked absolutely stunning and tasted better than we could have imagined. Everyone was so impressed with how you were able to take the ideas we discussed and make them into a work of art!"
-Amy and David
"We wanted to thank you for taking all the time you did to pay attention to every little detail of our wedding cake! It ended up being the most beautiful cake we have ever seen, and you made the process so easy! Even almost a year later, we still marvel at it. Thank you!"
-Allexa & Tom
"I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for the amazing job you did on our wedding cake at Charter Oak on July 1st. Not only was the cake exquisite to look at but it tasted equally as amazing. We could tell that it was lovingly made and for that we will be forever grateful. Again, from the bottom of our hearts a million thanks."
"Both Lisa and I want to extend our appreciation to you and your team for making our wedding cake. you were correct in suggesting a larger cake, it was very popular. your skill and passion for your craft is obvious by how you advised us during the cake tasting to the final product. Everybody at the reception commented on how good the cake looked and tasted. Thank you again, you now have 2 new loyal customers."
-Dan & Lisa
"Just a note to let you know how happy and pleased we are with the cake you designed and made for Susan & Ryan's reception. You are very professional, pleasant, caring, and cooperative as you listened to our thoughts and desires. The carrot cake was a huge crowd pleaser. We had so many positive comments on the wedding cake. Our guests can't stop raving about how beautiful the cake was and how delicious it was. Ryan's parents said it was the best carrot cake they have ever had. Thank you very much for once again making a spectacular cake for us. It really was the very best!"
"We were apprehensive to bring such an unusual cake design to someone and have it live up to our expectations, but you made us feel immediately at ease during our initial meeting and the final product was better than we could have imagined! Our guests had nothing but compliments for the creativity and execution of the cake design as well as the delicious flavor of the white chocolate cake with strawberry filling and the chocolate cake with the chocolate mousse filling. We continue to be customers of the Bean Counter and are never disappointed! Thank you so much for being a part of our special day."
-Jessica & Ryan
"We cannot begin to thank you enough for our wonderful cakes you created for our special day. The cake was a hit and guests were complimenting the cake the entire night. It was more delicious than the time we did our taste test. I can't wait to have the Strawberry Snowflake cake again! Thank you so much Alice. You will always have our recommendation."
-Katie & Cuong
"Alice, I’d like to thank you and your staff for the wonderful work you did on my wedding cake. It turned out more beautiful than I’d imagined. The guests and family loved it as well. I’m glad I had the chance to work with you. I have been a Bean Counter customer for many years and I had seen your work with brides/and families on cakes. I wondered if I was going to ask for a cake design for my special occasion, and it happened!"
"Alice, Thank you so much for creating the cake of our dreams. Your work is absolutely incredible, and you totally understood our vision. We are forever grateful for you and your talents."
-Katie and Marty
"I am reaching out to say thank you for our beautiful wedding cake. It was stunning and perfect! Your attention to detail was superb and the flavors were delicious. You really brought our vision to life. So many of our friends and family have been asking where we got such a lovely cake! We could not be more pleased with the way it turned out."
"When we look back on our wedding day, family and friends still talk about our wedding cake. Our pumpkin brown butter cake with caramel Swiss meringue and fresh caramel sauce was the best cake I have ever had…and that is coming from a pumpkin fanatic.
You made the cake process so delightful from meeting with you in person during our tasting, to making my dream cake a reality…almost too good looking to eat!
We can’t thank you enough for all the love that went into making this cake. We certainly know where to travel for all our future cakes. Thank you for the best cake experience and the most delicious and beautiful cake."
All the best,
-Matt & Kelsey
"Rick and I can not thank you enough for the beautiful wedding cake!! It was one of the main center pieces of the wedding and everyone loved it! Not only was it delicious, but it was the best wedding cake people ever had! We have gotten so many compliments and we send them all to you! Thank you so much! Dessert is my favorite part of the meal and it still is! Our wedding cake was so beautiful and it met any and every expectation we had--and more! It was a great "show stopper" and 6 months later, people still rave about our cake! Thank you for all your talents and support!"
~Rick & Amy M.
"Thank you so much for the delicious graduation cake. It was a real crowd pleaser. No one could tell it was gluten free and the salted caramel was delicious:) Can't thank you enough-we'll be back."
"I wanted to let you know that the cake was fabulous! We loved the decorations on the cake.. and the cake was a HUGE HIT! Even the people that are not cake lovers wanted seconds! Thank you so much for helping to make our boys first communion so memorable with the amazing and incredibly delicious cake!
You and your team are top notch!!"
Thank you again,
"I just wanted to send you a quick note saying thank you for the delicious graduation cake for my daughter Madyson. Firstly, you and your staff were courteous, professional and accommodating all the way through pick up. I have and will continue to recommend your bakery to friends and family for any special occasions or events. The graduation cake was a hit, not only did it serve all our guest which numbered about 40, additionally everyone could not stop taking about how moist, and flavorful without being to sweet the cake was. Thanks for making our celebration a memorable one!"
"I absolutely loved it, but the best part was everyone RAVED about the taste. I am not overly a cake person and have eaten it every day since the party. Thank you so much for a gorgeous cake that tasted even better!!"
"The birthday cake you created for my Mom’s 80th birthday was truly special, such a beautiful cake! My Mom just loved it, we all did. The sugar flowers were stunning, we were able to remove them safely and have saved them as small bouquet. (not in the refrigerator) I appreciate all your communication with me throughout my order. I wanted to be sure to let you know how much we enjoyed the cake. Everyone asked where we ordered the cake so I was happy to promote the Bean Counter. We will return."
All the best,
"The kids’ cakes came out so amazing! The vegan cake was so beautiful it was just like what I had envisioned in my head, I feel like with food allergies a lot of the time you have to sacrifice pretty things, but definitely not in this case. The Halloween cake was so detailed I just absolutely loved how it came out, and most importantly my son loved it. You guys totally knocked it out of the park! I could not have been more pleased, thank you so so much."
"Just wanted to THANK YOU for the beautiful birthday cake you made for my Grandson. He LOVED it and the baker did a fabulous job with the Paw Patrol characters they looked great. As usual the cake was delicious and everyone just loved it."
"Thank you so much for the absolutely beautiful shower cake. It was so perfect!!! Everyone raved about how precious it was and asked where we'd gotten it from. And even more importantly than it being the most adorable thing I've ever seen with a remarkable level of artistic detail and design, the cake was delicious. It was extremely light and fluffy with a perfect amount of sweetness - loved it! Will definitely be ordering future cakes from your bakery :) Thank you so much for everything!"
"Just a quick note to say that the chocolate ganache "drummer" cake you made for Alex and Hayley's rehearsal dinner was a HUGE success! It looked fabulous and tasted even better---we had people coming up all weekend raving about how good it was! (And my Gluten-free/vegan friends really liked their cake too !). Thanks SO much for making the event extra special and sweet!"
"Simply put...yours was the most delicious cake I have EVER eaten!! Just amazing! Thanks for helping make Abby's day special!!"
"I want to thank you so much for the most beautiful, delicious cake we have ever had. Every single guest, yes all 31 of them absolutely loved the combination of the ingredients you used and praised your work. The word was "does not taste like gluten free". Also, the decorations were outstanding; great work and thank you, thank you. I truly appreciate all you did."
"Thank you for making such a beautiful cake for my daughter's 10th birthday! Everyone loved the camping theme and the s'more filling! It was a gorgeous cake made and decorated by true artists!"
-Laura and family
"Alice, the cake looked beautiful and was just what Anna wanted. It tasted great too. Thanks for remembering the cupcakes with initials. They were a hit too. We will be sure to use the Bean Counter for other special occasions that we have and I will also be sure to pass your name around. Thank you again for adding to the specialness of Anna's Bat Mitzvah."
"I knew how amazing The Bean Counter's cakes are, my husband I come in all the time for your cakes.. and that's why I had you make my daughter-in-law's baby shower cake. The shower was yesterday and the cake was beyond AMAZING. You should have heard the praise, the comments and I think I told about 70 women where they can get cakes that great! The Bean Counter! You are amazing. No one beats you. The cake was not only gorgeous, precious and beautiful, but tasty .. ohmygosh, the taste.. especially the Chantilly cream. THANK YOU, THANK YOU! THANK YOU!"
"I had to write you to tell you how extremely, over the top - happy we all were with the cake!! Never, ever had any of us had such a delicious gluten-free cake. You would never have known that it wasn't made with white flour! It was so moist and so flavorful!! The design of the cake was spectacular!! So gorgeous! You took my vision and brought it to life in such a beautiful way. Our party was at Bocado and even other patrons who walked by commented on our gorgeous cake!! I have some good photos of it that I can send you. Thank you again for all of your help! We will certainly recommend you to friends and family."
"We've made it a tradition with my daughters to get their birthday cakes every year only from The Bean Counter. When I placed the order I was pretty vague about how I wanted Ariel on the cake. All I said was as long as Ariel is on the cake do whatever! My daughter actually screamed when she saw this cake! As always, I'm amazed at what a great job you've done! Everyone at the party and on Facebook wanted to know where we got the cake! Thank you so much! My only complaint...I had to unbutton my pants. Delicious!!!!"
"I just want you to know that was the most AMAZING cake ever! EVERYONE at the shower LOVED it, and I can honestly tell you that I have Never tasted such a delicious cake in my life! I really cannot thank you enough for that - The Bean Counter did an AMAZING job, and made the baby shower absolutely perfect!!! Thank you!!!!!"
"Cassie-Lee and I would like to say THANK YOU! Not only did you take the time to sit with us and try cakes, you also helped create Cassie-Lee’s Dream Graduation Cake. Not only did it look incredible but it tasted even better. Every guest at the party loved the cake! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!"
-Sandra & Cassie-Lee
"My husband and I just wanted you to know how much we appreciate your talent and eye for detail. Not only was our 50th Anniversary cake delicious, but the resemblance between it and our actual wedding cake was amazing. Thank you so much for going through the trouble of making it special. We are now fans of the Bean Counter and have told everyone where that marvelous cake came from."
-Lee & Nick
"Thank you so much for the truly beautiful cake you created for the anniversary party. It was exquisite, and admired by all. Just as noteworthy was how delicious all the different flavors were. I was right to order the additional chocolate cake, as we had only three pieces left—all vanilla! I appreciated working with you, and was delighted with all aspects of the cake. Many thanks."