This is the best bakery I have found in NWA. The owner has competed nationally and has earned many awards for her baking. The cakes are unique, great looking, great tasting & reasonably priced. They are willing to create anything you desire & actually make it look good! We just ordered our 3rd cake from them with nothing but the highest praises for them. I have ordered cakes from all over NWA & this place takes the cake !
Honestly I LOVE RICK'S BAKERY, but it is always out of budget for work events, parties, and just about everything. It has a huge following here in NWA and Shelby Lynns Cake Shopped is less widely known. I used Shelby Lynns for my wedding 7 years ago based on a friend's suggestion and my crazy, artsy, whimsical wedding cake turned out perfectly and right on budget. It was delicious! I use Shelby Lynn for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings that I coordinate on the side, and for corporate events. Jennifer is GREAT. Ignore the bad review that is posted on here. My guess is that lady did not communicate what she wanted in a clear & concise manner. It was her wedding, emotions ran high and she got all bridezilla. 7 years later, I'm getting ready to order my mom's birthday cake for her 60th birthday--sugar free because she's diabetic. I have no doubt it will be amazing as usual. BTW has anyone seen any of the cake designers from Rick's on Food Network? Not so much! You will not be disappointed.
Shelby Lynn's is the best place to get a cake. I ordered one for my moms birthday and the cake was awesome!!!! The cake had a purse of my mothers, a shoe, buttons, quilt going down the side and the bottom layer was like it had been stiched. Words can not describe how beautifull it was. I live 2 hours away and the cake was huge it made the trip with no problem. After I got the cake to my house it then went on another ride 30 minutes away on no problem. I payed 393.00 and it was worth every penny.
I love Shelby Lynn's! I know several people that order cakes from here and they have always been excellent. We have ordered two birthday cakes from them in February and they were fantastic! The designs are amazing and the cakes always taste great! And the emploees are super friendly. My sis will be ordering a birthday cake for her daughter when she gets here from Florida.
My nephews first birthday was March 2nd. We went to Shelby Lynns and ordered the cake 2 weeks in advance. We asked for a 2 tier cake, with no structures. We wanted in a under the sea theme. Blue with sea weed tiny fish around it and a sugar spun Nemo on top. $80 it costs. Then nemo on top alone was $30. We paid it an went on with life. The day before the party I went to pick up the cake. It was great except it didnt have tiny fish on top and Nemo wasnt sugar spun he was fondant. It was also all put together.... I have never in my life seen a 2 tiered cake in one piece. They always come seperate. So anyway it get the cake and bring it to my grandmas.... I drove 10 under the speed limit no suddend stopping. When I got it there it looked fine I brought it in and put it down still looked great. Called my sister to tell her I had it. Went back to it an the top layer was cracking. Nemo was way to heavey and off center. He was weighing the top layer down so much the frosting started falling off. My sister gets there, calls Shelby Lynns to tell then what is going on. We take Nemo off trying to save what was left of it. There was 1 wooden dowel in it. ONE. My sister calls, tells them what happened as nicely as she can. The lady got rude with her and told her to have the cake back in 15 min and they will fix it. My sister told her no I will have it back when I get there. She lives in Rogers takes more than 15 min to get there. So we get the cake back in about 30 min. The lady looks at it and says wow we cant do anything with that, that is from driving. Funny how that works it was fine untill I got it into the house. My sister says that fine I just was my money back. The lady goes well go ahead and keep the cake. Gives my sister her money, She went to put the money in her wallet the lady grabs the cake and runs to the back with it. They had horrible service the people that work there are rude and have no idea when it comes to making a cake. Do not go there. Take the extra time and go to Ricks in Fayetteville. I have never had a problem with them. DO NOT GO TO SHELBY LYNNS UNLESS YOU ARE LOOKING FOR DISASTER!
They did my cake for my wedding in '05 the cake was perfect!! It got there in a timely order all the way out to Bella Vista where we held the reception! It was enjoyed by all as we had four different flavors in the cake, it almost got all eaten it was so good. The staff was very friendly and helpful, they arranged the tasting to our schedual and were willing to do what ever we wanted. We were so happy with them that we now purchase B-day and other celebrational cakes from them and will do so in the future!!!