"I've had the pleasure of working with GhilaDolci for multiple events. I've never hesitated to hire Courtney for any number of events, both big and small. Beyond her incredible talent as a pastry chef and eye for creative detail, she has a level of professionalism that is the metaphorical icing on the cake.
GhilaDolci catered my wedding out of town and put together a delicious sweets table and cake. Our other wedding vendors, all seasoned pros themselves, contacted us on both the day of and in the days after the wedding to get the details on our baker to share with future clients. I think it speaks volumes when a catering company contacts a client days after the event to get information to pass along, even when it pulls from their own dessert business.
As for product - I've had GhilaDolci's cakes, tarts, pies, biscotti, cookies, cupcakes, and macarons. All have been impeccable and absolutely consistent in quality. Our friends have noticed, and GhilaDolci has grown to be a favorite amongst our social network.
I cannot recommend this bakery enough. Courtney is creative, thoughtful, and talented. I can give her an invitation or information on a party's theme, and she always manages to perfectly tailor the cakes to the feel of the event.
There are a lot of bakeries in Bakersfield with very talented pastry chefs, but Ghiladolci sets and exceeds a level of service that simply isn't available anywhere else."
"I can't say enough about GhilaDolci Bakery. I LOVED meeting with Courtney. She was always quick to respond and such a pleasure to work with face-to-face. She is as sweet as her treats!! She helped me customize an entire dessert bar for my wedding. It had all the elements I wanted. We customized many personal and mini pies like chocolate and berry crumble. She also went above and beyond for all our dietary restrictions for our cake and a couple of our desserts. Courtney made sure our cake was gluten and refined sugar free as well as doing a gluten free pumpkin pie for me since that's my favorite dessert!! The day of our wedding the dessert bar was SO GORGEOUS! I was completely blown away by how beautiful it all turned out. Not only was it beautiful but it was so delicious. The cake was amazing and I heard from all our guests that the pie and cupcakes were fantastic. My husband and I were going to save our top tier for our first anniversary but we ended up eating it all the next day because it was so good! Every interaction I had with Courtney was wonderful! I highly recommend using Ghiladolci for your event if you want something really personal, customizable and also delicious!"
"Courtney will listen to you, answer all your questions and help you make your "vision" come true! Beyond this, she will offer you ideas/suggestions if you want them to help you find the best dessert options. She also went above and beyond by designing the dessert bar area for me, laying out the cupcakes and cake with my grandmother's china interwoven...it was beautiful! People I run into now, four months after the wedding, still bring up how it was the "best cake/cupcakes" they have ever had! She is the total package: talented artist, amazing baker, AND sensitive, sweet, communicative business woman."
"GhilaDolci was recommended to us by our wedding planner and I'm so grateful they were! Our cake tasting was the funnest part of the wedding planning. Our cake was adorable and delicious! She also made us a birthday cake for my husbands uncle which was so cool! Literally brought him to tears. Nothing but amazing things to say about GhilaDolci!"
"We ordered a birthday cake for my husband's birthday, and wanted it to be extra special since we had family visiting from out of town. Courtney at GhilaDolci came through in a big way. She proceeded me with many flavor and design options to choose from, but we ended up going with a multi-layer round chocolate cake with a chocolate mousse-like icing. OMG...it was delicious! My husband is very finicky about his chocolate cake, and he proclaimed this one to be the best ever. We definitely recommend GhilaDolci Bakery, and we can't wait for our next special occasion to try more of their goodies."
"I have hired Courtney on several occasions and she has always done a wonderful job! She is always very professional, her presentation is always perfect and the taste of all her wonderful pastries is to die for!!
When it was time for me to get married, the only person we would have hired was Courtney at GhilaDolci Bakery. And I am so glad we did!! She did such a wonderful job! From the delicious cake tastings all the way through the wedding day!
Our wedding was out of town and an early morning wedding. Courtney was on time and had everything set up and looked perfect for our wedding day! The cake was beautiful....better than we could have imagined!! The brownie bites, lemon bars and and sugar cookies were awesome too! Everyone loved the cake!! We had so many compliments on our dessert bar. We have been married for 3 months now and we still get phone calls asking who made our cake.
Thank you Courtney for helping our day be so special! You are the best!"
"I have had the pleasure of attending multiple weddings and events where Courtney has baked the desserts. Her carrot cake is on point...best I've had. The chocolate chip cookies are the perfect combination of sweet and salty with that hint of vanilla. You won't be disappointed."