U Had Me at Cake

Dublin, CA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

We create and customize beautiful dessert tables and delicious desserts for all big and small events. We make desserts fitting to your theme, as well as take care of all setup and breakdown, so you don't have to worry! We work with you so that you are able to customize everything, right down to the tiny sprinkles used.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Our goal is to not only make sure you are satisfied with our work but also make sure that we go above and beyond to make your dessert table the highlight of your event! We take pride in our customer service as much as we do by putting love into the desserts we make and the table setup we do. We work with you to make sure that you are 100% happy with the end result.


Dublin, CA 94568

Years in business


Times hired on Thumbtack



3 Reviews
  • MaKenna S. Aug 25, 2016
    Pastry Chef and Cake Making Services
    Verified Review
    I just planned and coordinated a wedding photo shoot and was working with a variety of different vendors, including a baker who flaked last minute. I reached out to Emmie just two days before the shoot and she came through with a dozen absolutely stunning carrot cake cupcakes! I cannot thank her enough for her willingness to help, her flexibility with the design of the cupcakes, and the quality of the cupcakes she delivered. Even though I only needed the cupcakes for the photos, everyone on my set tasted them and they were delicious! Get the carrot cake cupcakes! You won't regret it! Emmie is on top of her game with her artistic creativity, and she is very easy to communicate with due to her professional and friendly manner, and her quick responses. I am adding her to my list of preferred vendors and HIGHLY recommend hiring her. Thanks Emmie!
  • Shari R. Mar 31, 2016
    I am inventing reasons to throw a party just because U Had Me at Cake! We have had treats from U Had Me at Cake for 2 events in 2016, and we are just getting started. What has made me instantly loyal to Emmie and her delicious creations is that she listens better than anyone with whom I have ever done business. Add artistry and masterful baking with ladles of love for her craft, Emmie is positioning herself to be the ultimate closer to the Tri-Valley foodie scene. A first-time mom, I had no idea what would work for my son's 1st birthday party. Emmie took our party theme and delivered the most original designs we have ever tasted! I'm a "word" person, it's difficult for me to conceive graphically; but Emmie took those scattered ideas and designed cake pops with my son's initials perfectly set as if the Rolls Royce logo in edible gold -- it was OTT and everybody loved it, including my 1 year old -- because it was gluten free I felt he could indulge on his birthday. I am so happy to be able to tell my son that his 1st taste of cake was from U Had Me at Cake. In addition to the pie pops (Apple Cinnamon - incredible, 1st to get eaten up!) and cake pops (Carrot Cake - savory yum; and the gorgeous gluten free chocolate) Emmie suggested we also do a smash cake. Not only was it a stunning smash cake custom to our theme, it was absolutely delicious! Vanilla with whipped cream frosting in the shape of a gold fire hydrant. It was the only time throughout the 3 hour party that I was able to spend with my son, smashing our faces in that hydrant together. I wouldn't have had that shared experience were it not for Emmie's insight, passion and joy for creating beautiful experiences for her clients. We also ordered a gluten free keepsake cake and custom-made candle, all of which were hand delivered to our event location by Emmie herself! Just this month we had our 2nd party featuring U Had Me at Cake confections. When I say, "featuring" I mean I put it on the invitations just to get my friends to rsvp quick! And true to form, everyone oohed and ahhhed over the cake we shared as our eyes rolled back in our heads all at once (Red Velvet with cream cheese frosting) Fortunately for us, Emmie does a 1/4-sheet cake which was the perfect size for 30 guests. She provided an edible print of a design she came up with based on a "mood board" I sent to her over 4 or 5 emails. Emmie, like an oracle with the oven, tapped my soul to come up with an original design that was absolutely gorgeous and befitting our party theme for the Vernal Equinox. And finally over Easter we took advantage of U Had Me at Cake's Easter Baskets for $15. It was an incredible value and I should have ordered a half dozen to gift! Not only was it an honest to good Easter Basket made of felt and in cute spring characters (mine were a bunny and a chick, keeping forever!) loaded heavy with surprise eggs filled with chocolates, the baskets were also a sampler of Emmie's incredible artistry and mad decent sugar skills. Included in the handmade samples, egg-shaped Rice Krispie Treats (meant for sharing, its so generous), yellow chicks of chocolate cake (very light, so if you love rich chocolate, I highly recommend going with the gluten free chocolate), iridescent freckled quail eggs of cookies and cream (these I could eat all day, my total fave), the cutest bunny nose vanilla (so moist and light, the icing really takes the cake though - you put it up to your face and it looks like you got a bunny nose, like the mustache thing -- which she does of course!), and a caramel filled chocolate bunny. It was a stellar assortment! Fun, tasty, festive and full of keepsakes for the little ones. I'm making sure to check her facebook regularly for more specials. I am so grateful to Emmie for providing me and my family with amazing service and extraordinary desserts. And to think I found her on Yelp -- the photos on Thumbrack speak volumes on her artistry. What elevates my experiences with Emmie is that feeling of being heard, having an ally in my events and having my enthusiasm matched.
  • Louise O. Mar 14, 2016
    We found Emmie at a wedding fair in Pleasanton about five months before our wedding. She literally was the very last vendor we saw out of the entire event and I was beginning to wonder if we would find someone who had the same vision as me. But it was "love at first sight" when I saw Emmie's display; it had EXACTLY what we were looking for...PIE POPS for our Pi-themed wedding (on 3.14.15 of course). She is super friendly and was willing to work with our requests (like adding more lemon flavor to the lemon pops!); and let us know when our request wasn't doable. One of the things she created for us were the buko (coconut) pie pops which were a HUGE HIT at our wedding and is now on her regular menu! Everyone raved about the pie pops, the cake pops, and cookies we ordered; they were all delicious! So much so that we placed a small order for ourselves after our wedding. =) Because of Emmie's friendliness and talent, our aunt ordered birthday cake pops from her after our wedding. I have also ordered baby shower cookies for a cousin soon after that. And now a year later, I am ordering mini cake pops for my own baby shower! Emmie is very professional, a talented baker/artist, and friendly person - YOU HAVE TO WORK WITH HER! Sincerely, A loyal customer for life!


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
A lot of my clients prefer contact over email so that we could look back at previous emails for any reminders if we forget any minor details. Once I receive all the information that I need on my end, I send and invoice to the client to be fulfilled. From that point, I take over and make magic happen!
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
All prices are different when it comes down to desserts and table set up. It is started with how many people will be at the event.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I work with all customers who enjoys sweets- gluten free customers are welcomed!!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Give us as much details as you can- especially if you are looking for pricing! We definitely cannot read minds and we don't like assuming things for your event. The more details, the better!