Accolades

"I wanted to thank you for the awesome cake you designed and made for Janan's shower. Everyone wanted to know who made that beautiful cake and the exquisitely crafted and decorated cookies. None of the women seemed worried about gaining weight because they devoured the cake AND the cookies. Again, thanks for everything."

— Willa Mohamed, Potomac, MD

"Just got a call from my wife and she said the cake is insane! She absolutely loved it. Thanks so much. Have an awesome weekend and thank you again!"

— Giovanni Zuluaga, McLean, VA

"Best. Cakes. Ever. (Seriously, we had another birthday party on Sunday, and yours put that cake to shame.) Oh my goodness was that cake a hit and delicious to boot! I can't even tell you the number of compliments we received (and happy green faces running around). Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! We were thrilled with everything, from the taste to your amazing artistry to your impeccable service. I have already passed out your info to a number of our guests. We will absolutely be repeat customers!"

— Annie Simpson Froehlich, Washington, DC

"Thanks so much for the exceptional job well done on our Lunar New Year cake! The sheet cake was not only a crowd-pleaser, but practical for serving our large crowd, and most importantly absolutely delicious. Once again, thank you! But to be honest, I'm not surprised based on your previous work."

— Joseph Knowles, Georgetown Law, Washington, DC

"The cake was amazing and very well received. The face of the cake looked great and the crowd loved it. You really did a terrific job. And, quite frankly, it was the best birthday cake I think I have ever tasted. The inside was good and light, so I was able to devour about 4 pieces. You received a lot compliments and marketing at the party."

— Jonathan Lenzner, Washington Post, Washington, DC

"The Snicker's cake was AWESOME!!! I am going to post my review soon to let the world know what an amazing job you did and the terrific customer service you provided!!! Thank you so very much!"

— Marie Stewart, Fairfax, VA

"I wanted to make sure you knew that the cake was a big hit! Both flavors were delicious and moist! Many asked who made the cake and I let them know. Also the Amtrak blue was a big hit. My fingers were blue after cutting the cake for everyone! The cake was a big contribution to our event and contributed significantly!"

— Wendy Seraphin, Amtrak, Washington, DC

"It was a special night and we were delighted with this wonderful cake. Thanks for everything. It was a pleasure and we will be ordering another tasty cake very soon!"

— Karla Guzman, Alexandria, VA

"I wanted to say a big THANK YOU for the cake! It turned out amazing and I was so happy you were able to deliver it despite the snow (I hope it wasn't too terrible of a day for deliveries). Brian and everyone at the party was absolutely obsessed with it and couldn't believe how moist it was, delicious!"

— Sarah Allen, Washington, DC

"I just wanted to extend my gratitude for the GORGEOUS cake that you prepared. It was absolutely everything, and more, of what I envisioned. My sister-in-law was beyond words (no shortage of tears) and the family could not believe it was an actual cake :) . Phenomenal job and tasted great! Thank you again Chris for making that a memorable and perfect day. I appreciate you so much! I hope you add that picture to your site because it was truly a work of art! Wishes for continued success and prosperity!"

— Camille Holbert, Washington, DC

"Oh my gosh I don't know where to start. The cake you made for me this past Saturday - HEAVENLY. It was absolutely GORGEOUS - way above my expectations that were already high!!!!!!! And my goodness it tasted AMAZING, it was out of this world!!!! Soooo smooth and delicious!!!!! All the guests were loving it so much and asking where I got such a great cake. Told them about you and how you drove it here all the way from Maryland!!!!!! Nobody could have done a more perfect cake for my wedding, and I am sooo thankful to you!!!! You really are the best!! I will recommend you to everyone and write some amazing reviews about you. Thank you so much Chris!"

— Nikol Tomsejova, Springfield, VA

"I just wanted to say what an impressive design and awesome tasting cake you made for Lorenzo's promotion to Captain in the US Navy! The presentation was a success and everyone wanted to know who made the cake. Not only was the cake decorated and artfully creative, the cake itself was very moist and delicious.

I also just wanted to say how impressed I was with the customer service. From the time I ordered the cake until it was hand delivered, I had all the confidence in the world that the final product was going to be professional. Chris your attitude and your personalized service made me feel like I was your first customer!! That said a lot about your work ethics.

"Bravo Zulu" is a Navy praise for a job well done, I would like to say to you Chris BRAVO ZULU. It goes without saying that I will be back again!!"

— Deborah Davis-Reid, LCDR, SC, USN, Washington, DC

"First off, I have to say THANK YOU for the amazing service you gave me. Your personality is cheerful and very easy to talk to, whether we spoke in person or by email. Secondly, the cake was HIT! It looked great. Everyone just thought it was the cutest! And most importantly, it was delicious! The cake was super moist and tasty. The frosting was light and not too sweet. Just the perfect cake! Anyways, I had to send you this email of appreciation and thanks. It was a great day and your cake just made it so much better! And just as an FYI, we will be ordering from you again!"

—Angela Fernandez, Alexandria, VA

"It has taken me too long to send you a wonderful thank you for the fabulous Harley Davidson cake for Rob’s 50th!! You did a tremendous work of art. It looked just like his bike, he was thrilled and surprised! Also, EVERYONE said it was the best tasting cake they had EVER had, and there were some chocolate critiques in the room. I will definitely call upon your artistic and beautiful work again."

— Bonnie Rishell, Great Falls, VA

"I ordered a cake for my daughter's 2nd Birthday based on Bubble Guppies (children's show) which she is obsessed with :) I picked Chris based on reviews on Yelp and I am so glad that I found him because he will be the only baker I ever use from now on for all special occasions. The cake was amazing! It was so beautiful down to the smallest detail and the cake was delicious. I called Chris about a month before and he had never heard of Bubble Guppies, but he went through the trouble of researching it and got every single detail right, from the colors to the characters on the show. He worked within my budget and the cake was delivered directly to my home. All of my guests were raving about it and asking who made it. Chris - I think you will have some more clients because of it and I will always recommend you :) Thank you so much!"

— Giselle Colavita, Derwood, MD

"I just wanted to say that I loved the Rainbow Cake that you made for Lincoln. Looked great with his outfit. I could not have asked for anything more perfect. He didn't want to smash it like he was supposed to so we had plenty of cake leftover. Plus it tasted amazing. Thank you again. I will definitely keep you in mind when others ask for recommendations and for our future needs."

— Sandra Lara, Adelphi, MD

"Chris is absolutely fabulous! His cakes are so tasty! And his customer service is top notch! He created two cakes for my sons 5th birthday. One Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cake (special just for my son to cut) and the second a strawberry shortcake sheet cake. The cakes were awesome! I wasn't sure about finding a baker on YELP, but Chris had no problem bringing samples to my office which really stood out to me. I was in contact with a few other bakers who were highly recommended none of which were willing to provide samples and wanted me to trust that their cakes were delicious.

Chris was in constant communication with me and helped to narrow down a concept for the cake. On the day of the party he arrived early to deliver the cakes and was very pleasant. All of the guests at the party loved the cake and commented on how moist and delicious it was! I would use him again and would recommend his services!"

— Elissa Selmore, Kensington, MD

"Chris created a custom Miami Hurricanes cake for my husband's surprise 30th birthday party. From the start, Chris was responsive, understanding and completely flexible to work with. He has a great attitude and makes the whole process super-easy. I got yellow cake with chocolate frosting, plus some fondant decor, and the cake was gorgeous. Chris was even kind enough to deliver it to a bar at 8:30pm on a Saturday night. My husband was thrilled and all of our guests said that it was insanely delicious. I'd highly recommend Chris to anyone!"

— Lindsey Seelhorst, Arlington, VA

"I just wanted to let you know that I thought the cake was everything I had hoped for and more!! It was the centerpiece of the "gender reveal" baby shower and it came out exactly like I wanted! I will definitely use you again!"

— Erika Matthews, Gaithersburg, MD

"AMAZING!!! Simply amazing... You outdid yourself for Lindsay's baby shower cake. Everyone was ooohing and aaaahing over it and, of course, asking who made the cake. Wish you had left more business cards than you did, because folks were asking for them. I think you will be getting quite a bit of business from this one event!"

— Marcia Hoffman, Olney, MD

"It's been non-stop around here since graduation so I'm finally pinned down long enough to say how O.M.G. AMAZING the cake was!! I swear it was the best tasting cake I've ever had and everyone else said the same! It was just wonderful! I shared your website and contact info with several guests. We will definitely be in touch for our next occasion. Thank you so much for helping to make Bridgett's day a success and just that much more special!!"

— Eddye Shifflett-Leach, Great Falls, VA

"Just wanted to say what a wonderful job you did on my cake…almost made it worthwhile to have a biiiiigggg birthday! Your creation was beautiful…and delicious…and Bob and I are still having it for dessert! Everyone was asking where we got the cake, so I hope it leads to some news clients."

— Rita Braver, Washington, DC

"I don't know where to begin to thank you for the fabulous cake for Lane's Super Lawyer celebration. It looked great! It was absolutely delicious! It was the hit of the party! We put it on a high table in the reception area so everyone could see it as they arrived and every single person commented on how great it looked. The super hero image with Lane's face was perfect. We hated cutting into it, but I'm glad we did because it tasted so amazing.

Most importantly, Lane loved it! Everyone asked where I got it, so you may be getting some new customers out of this. Thank you for doing such a great job and for being so generous. I just tweeted about it and will put something on Yelp later today. If there's anything else I can do to help promote your business and spread the word, please let me know."

— Jill Bernstein, Washington, DC

"The LZ cake was a huge hit. Diane was so amazed by it and it really made the party extra special. All of our guests commented on how “cool” it was and when they tasted both they were even more crazy about it. Thanks again for all of your help.  The process couldn’t have been easier and the result was spectacular!"

— Tanise Iqbal, Arlington, VA

"Chris, the surprise party was truly amazing and Breona had the time of her life. Myself, Breona and all guests really were impressed with the cake. It was so pretty that we didn't want to cut it, but then again, everyone was dying to taste the strawberry shortcake, and...it was SCRUMPLICIOUS, which is my word for scrumptious and delicious all in one.  

I truly thank you for helping to make my daughter's 16th birthday a day that she will never forget. From our first email exchange to the day you delivered the cake, I couldn't be more pleased with your customer service and great ability to design such a beautiful cake that not only looks good on the outside but also taste good...fluffy and moist and not too sweet...just right. Thanks again and you will certainly be hearing from me again."  

— Yvette Savoy, Waldorf, MD

"I just wanted to say thank you again!! The custom cake you made was amazing! It was the talk of the weekend. Best of all, it tasted fantastic. The strawberry shortcake was well worth all the calories plus more."

— Alicia Jordan, Washington, DC

"Thank you with all my heart for the beautiful cupcakes that you made for my birthday. I was totally surprised, and I think I almost fainted. Not only did the surprise melt my heart (the thought behind it) but you did an amazing job, and they tasted as good as they looked, which is sooo unusual.  

I cannot say enough good words about how much a part of my birthday this was. Everyone who tasted them loved them. Everyone who saw the picture loved them. Then I posted it on Facebook and they received more love there as well. I am sure that you get letters like this all the time, and you deserve every one of them. I am honored to be amongst your fans.  

The other reason I wanted to write to you, and also why this was so extra special, is because I was told that you had to put your dog down that very morning.  :(  I cannot believe you still delivered my cupcakes that morning. I just couldn't believe it when Kevin told me, and I still can't believe it now.  We had a couple of times that day when we just sat in silence, thinking of your loss, and sending love your way, from our hearts to yours. We were both beside ourselves.

Your hard work, your love of what you do, and your devotion were a huge part of what made this birthday the best one I have had. I will never forget it, and I thank you and honor you for going out of your way and being a part of it, even though you didn't realize you would be. Often times we do not know the impact we have on others. Although I did not meet you, I will never forget you, and I will never forget the kindness and love you put out into the world that day."

— Jacqueline, Oxon Hill, MD

"The cake you created with my husband to celebrate our first year of cancer survivorship was very special for us. The cake looked like an absolutely stunning work of art I didn't want to mess up. One bite and I was so glad I cut it because it tasted amazing! Thank you so much for making our celebration with a personal creation that was a true representation of me!"

— Sarangi Bhatia, Sterling, VA

"Thank you for the amazing creation you've done! I've received a lot compliments on the cake. It was truly an incredible experience to work with you and I look forward to more cakes in the future!"

— Mynh Hua, Chantilly, VA

"Chris surpassed all of my expectations! I ordered a baby shower cake and it turned out to be the highlight of the shower. Chris was so helpful in understanding the design of the cake I wanted. The cake itself was moist and DELICIOUS!! I would definitely recommend Cakes by Chris Furin to all of my friends and anyone out there who wants a cake for a special event. I cannot thank Chris enough for his incredible work and for helping us have the best baby shower. The fact that Chris delivered the cake himself is an excellent final touch that shows how much he cares about his work! Thank you again so much!"

— Roya Hakimzadeh, Bethesda, MD

"Cakes by Chris Furin supersedes the theory of customer service being the number one priority. I communicated with Chris via email over the course of three months for a cake that I was interested in for my milestone birthday. I received numerous compliments from my guests in regards to not solely the look of the cake, but the quality and taste. Chris Furin personally delivered the cake himself! His cakes are utterly amazing, and I look forward to purchasing cakes for special events soon!"

— Lindsey Batts, Dale City, VA

"OH MY GOODNESS! The cake was AMAZING! Everyone loved the cake, my sister expressed great appreciation for the cake and all you did as well as I. Not only did the cake look wonderful, it tasted amazing. Sometimes when you order cakes that look great the taste of the cake is dry with no flavor. There is no way we can say that about your cake. Everything worked out so well, and my family appreciates everything you did for us. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!"

— Michelle LeBlanc, Gaithersburg, MD

"I just wanted to say thank you once again for the absolutely incredible cake today. I'm just in awe of the unbelievable detail you put into it, and have taken about 4 dozen pictures from every possible angle so far. :) Thank you for going the extra mile to make Alex's birthday so special. You have an amazing talent, and I'm so appreciative to have had the opportunity to work with you on this."

— Casey Fimian, Fairfax, VA

"Chris - Thank you for the beautiful Minnie Mouse cake! It was the hit of the party. My daughter loved it and it tasted sooo good! Thank you again for all your time and effort. It was greatly appreciated!"

— Brenda Coleman, Derwood, MD

"I attended a child's 2nd birthday party today. The cake was a farm and barnyard with animals around it. Everyone was raving over this cake and it hadn't been cut yet. Once the cake was cut you could taste the greatness of it. I'll need to have a gathering at my home just to order a cake. AMAZING!"

— Mia, Washington, DC

"Hi Chris - Just wanted to thank you again for the awesome Darth Vader cake. My husband was elated and everyone enjoyed it!"

— Christy Chason, Arlington, VA

"Chris, you made my birthday celebration a certified "hit" with my DIVA cake! It captured my personality and was absolutely delicious! Thanks so much for the time and attention you put into my sweet surprise!"

— Anika Harris, Alexandria, VA

"I just wanted to write you an email and thank you for the PERFECT baby shower cake. My sister and all her guests were blown away and it tasted so so delicious! It really was exactly what I wanted for her! Thanks again for everything, and I look forward to working with you soon!"

— Julia Kfouri, Centerville, VA

"I just wanted to say THANK YOU for making the best birthday cake ever! We received so many compliments on how nice the cake looked and even more compliments on how wonderful it tasted. The icing was perfect and the cake was so moist and flavorful. It was just the BEST! Thank you a million times over. It was even better than what I envisioned. Great customer service, great product, and wonderfully pleasant to work with. I will be recommending you to any and everyone who needs a cake. You will definitely be hearing from me again."

— Ericka Holmes, Upper Marlboro, MD

"Can we change your name to Super Fabulous, Delicious, Smart, Friendly Cakes by Chris Furin? The cake you created, from a concept I presented to you, was amazing! We wanted a sign language theme with Braille and your deliverey was spot on. The cake was so light and delicious. This is the 2nd cake you have done for our family and we will be coming back."

— Michele Body, Alexandria, VA

"My mother's 85th birthday party was a wonderful evening, made even more so by your wonderful devil's food and mocha buttercream birthday cake. It looked elegant and tasted even better. Everyone of our 25+ guests enjoyed it -- especially the birthday girl. (She's still jealously guarding and enjoying the leftovers). One of our guests, the very French sister of an importer / distributor of gourmet baking supplies from Europe, said it was the best cake she has tasted from any baker in America in many, many years. She begged for your name, which I gladly supplied. Chris, many, many thanks for making an important evening for my mother and our family so enjoyable."

— Peter Crawford, Washington, DC

"Thank you for making the most amazing Barbie cake and an unforgettable memory. Madison and her friends loved her cake. I appreciate the hard work you put into it."

— Mandy Doerr, Arlington, VA

"The Louis Vuitton purse you made for my daughter's 20th birthday was truly a work of art. The red velvet cake on the inside was sinfully delicious. You're a consummate professional and the cakes you create make events more special."

— Susan Carlin, Alexandria, VA

"The cake I purchased for my boyfriend's birthday exceeded my expectations. We are very satified. The cake was a torso of a Redskin's cheerleader -- it even made "cake of the week." Thank you Chris!"

— Meda Moore, Washington, DC

"You did such an incredible job on the DC BRAU - The Public Ale can!! It was more than we could have imagined and it made the launch party so much more special!! It looked spectacular and tasted even better!! Thank you for all your hard work. I can't wait for another one!"

— Rebekah, Washington, DC

"The cake for young Miss Carville was fantastic and a big hit with her dad, James, and her mom, Mary. Well done and thanks!"

— Karl Rove, Washington, DC

“You did an amazing job on Zara's first birthday cake! Everyone was asking about it and Zara herself loved it. It was beautiful AND delicious! It was wonderful doing business with you and I look forward to working with you in the future. Thank you so much for all of your hard work!”

— Meena J., Washington, DC

“The cakes were gorgeous and delicious. My kids loved them. Thanks SO SO much!"

— Hilary R., Washington, DC

“I highly recommend Chris if you are in the market for a custom cake for any occasion. I had a custom birthday cake done by Chris (an Absolut Vodka bottle cake) and it by far exceeded my expectations, as well as served as the conversation piece at my party. Chris Furin is DC’s answer to Cake Boss and DC’s best kept secret.”

— Daryl S., Washington, DC

“I cannot thank you enough for the awesome cupcakes you made for our party - they were simply fabulous and everyone loved them, especially the guest of honor — absolutely incredible!!”

— Wanda M., Washington, DC

“Chris created a wonderful birthday cake for my husband’s surprise party, and were the most responsive of the four DC/Silver Spring bakeries. Because I was in ‘the other Washington’ during party prep time, I faxed a sketch with details of the artwork I wanted about two weeks before the party. The price was excellent for the high quality and detail of the icing artwork.”

— LJ C., Olympia, WA

“I ordered a red velvet cake and it was the best red velvet cake (light the way red velvet cake is supposed to be) I have ever had, plus the icing on it was top quality, and beautifully decorated birthday icing wishes on it for my friend. I recommend the chocolate mousse cupcake as well, melts in your mouth!”

— Colin S., Washington, DC

“I ordered a cake for a birthday party - the theme was “My Super Sweet 25.” I wanted that written on the cake in graffiti letters. No one at Safeway or Giant understood my bizarre request, so I had to bring in the big guns for some “Ace of Cakes”-style baking. This is the conversation I had with the person on the phone:

Me: And I would like this all to be graffiti letters and colorful.
Chris: OK, one of our bakers is in a gang, I’ll have him work on it.

Pretty sure he was joking, but the cake turned out beautifully, and it was so tasty! Chocolate fudge, yum. A big hit at the party!”

— Adele C., Washington, DC

“Best. Cookies. Ever. I’m not usually one for sugar cookies (to me, it doesn’t count as dessert if chocolate isn’t involved...) but these iced sugar cookies are the best.”

— Molly L., Bethesda, MD

“My favorites are the coconut cupcake (yellow cake with whipped vanilla frosting topped with toasted coconut) and the newly introduced red velvet cupcake (red velvet cake with creamy, tart cream cheese frosting). Their strawberry shortcake and chocolate cupcakes are great, too! I come here so often that I will surely have diabetes by month’s end. The prices are the same as Georgetown Cupcake, but the cakes themselves much, much bigger.”

— Caitlyn S., Washington, DC

“Chris Furin’s cakes are the best in Georgetown — fluffy and rich frosting, creative flavor combinations, and they do amazing cake designs.”

— Megan H., Washington, DC

“I've been at events that had custom-ordered cakes from Chris and they were amazing! Both were so yummy that I had to try their cupcakes — so far I've only tried their red velvet and it was fantastic. Also, their cupcakes cost around the same as all these designer cupcakes, but are twice the size.”

— Elizabeth C., Washington, DC

“Their strawberry shortcake is probably the best cake I've ever had. It's especially good for those who aren't huge frosting fans, as they use a lighter whipped cream-like frosting. DELICIOUS!!!”

— Morgan R., Washington, DC

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