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tastings and consultations

If you’ve been to a Madison-area wedding in the last 30 years and marveled at the cake, chances are it was a Carl’s Cake. Since 1985, the team at Carl’s Cakes have been baking wedding cakes that are the perfect accent to any occasion. And since 2009, Carl’s Cakes has been part of Market Street Diner and Bakery. With over 30 years of baking experience, our team can plan and execute any special cake, no matter the style or the budget. Our exceptional cakes and delightful buttercreams have made Carl’s Cakes the most recommended cakes in the Madison area.

Tastings and consultations are by appointment only. Please allow 30 to 45 minutes for the full experience. Appointments are available Tuesday late afternoons, Wednesdays, and Saturday mornings. We plan for a maximum of 4 guests per tasting platter. Saturday appointments have a maximum limit of 4 guests per tasting due to limited seating in the Diner. Please note: 5 PM and Saturday appointments tend to book up quite far in advance.

At your appointment, you will sit down and meet with one of our amazing cake decorators to sample Carl’s classic cake combinations, share your ideas and together create the wedding cake of your dreams. Feel free to use one of our wedding cake designs for your inspirations or bring along your own ideas to guide our team.

Tasting platters are available for pick-up upon request if you are unable to find an appointment time that suits your needs. Contact our Lead Cake Designer at to reserve a platter.

Schedule a Tasting/Consultation: