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Sweet on Cake

Wedding Cakes
Main Office Location:
By Appointment Only
Napa, California 94558
Contact: Amber McKenney
Phone: 707/373-4132
Service Area:

Greater San Francisco Bay Area and Wine Country. Will deliver to Monterey/Carmel area under special arrangement. Shipping is available for some cakes.

Services Offered

Best known for her jaw-droppingly realistic sculpted cakes, Amber McKenney never fails to impress with her mouthwatering recipes and impeccable design skills. “If you can dream it up, I can make it,” she says—and she’s always up for a challenge. Amber carefully handcrafts each cake and while they’re always visually stunning, they’re also extremely moist, flavorful and delicious—made with only the freshest seasonal ingredients. If you want your guests to rave about your wedding cake for weeks or even years after the event, Sweet on Cake is the bakery for you.

Wedding cakes start at $9/slice for the simplest design with a minimum order of $350, and the price increases with the complexity of the design. Sculpted cakes (e.g., groom’s cakes) are priced by the whole cake, and price quotes vary depending on the complexity, size and engineering of the design. Delivery fees are extra. Please inquire for more information.

Questions and Answers

Tell us about your company name.

I wanted a name that was playful yet to the point, and I had a light bulb moment one day when I came up with a name that was also a pun. To be "sweet on" something means you really like it, but the words also capture the fact that cakes are literally sweet. "Sweet on Cake" describes how I feel about my favorite dessert (and hopefully describes your feelings about it too!).

What drew you to this field/how did you get started?

To make a long story short: I went from UCLA grad and baking hobbyist, to newspaper editor, to culinary student, to wedding cake decorator, to magazine editor, to Oh-my-god-the-Food-Network-is-calling-me-to-be-on-TV, to quitting journalism for good and owning my own cake business. I didn't take a direct path to get where I am, but the destination was worth the journey.

If you weren't in your current profession, what would you do instead?

If money and natural talent were no object, I'd be a ballet dancer. Otherwise, I'd work in the field of animal behavior.

What 3 words best describe your work?

Whimsical, precise, delicious!

What are the common misconceptions about your services?

People sometimes think that the wedding cake is "just" a dessert and doesn't require much thought or priority, when in fact it's so much more: it's the focal point, part of the décor, an edible sculpture. The wedding cake is one of the first impressions you make on your guests as they enter your reception and the last bite they have before they depart. Something so iconic is pretty important, if you ask me.

What makes a wedding memorable for you?

Beautiful and delicious food! And yes, that includes the cake.

What's your favorite marriage advice?

Don't go to bed angry. My mom told me this, and she and my dad have been married for nearly 40 years...I think they're onto something.

About This Company

Amber McKenney’s work has been featured in various publications, including Martha Stewart Weddings online, Pacific Weddings, Town & Country, Ceremony Magazine, Brides Northern California, Inside Weddings Magazine, Junebug Weddings, The Knot, Snippet & Ink, and Style Me Pretty. She is also a regular contender on the hit TV series Food Network Challenge.

Sweet on Cake Covers These Areas:

  • Northern California
    • East Bay
    • Napa and Sonoma Wine Country
    • North Bay / Marin
    • Peninsula
    • San Francisco
    • Solano County
    • South Bay / San Jose
    • Tri-Valley and Livermore Wine Country
  • And other areas by special arrangement.
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This is a list of the areas that Sweet on Cake normally serves. However, be sure to ask them if they'll be able to work at your particular location.

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