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{ Sweet Notes from our Clients }

On Top of the List!
My name is Denise and I am a wedding coordinator. I just coordinated a wedding a couple of weekends ago and they had your cake at their reception. I just wanted you to know that I have done this for over 15 years and I am not a huge cake fan but yours was incredible! I love that you keep the prices affordable so the bride and groom are not paying a mortgage payment and yet the "fake cake" looked wonderful, was easy to handle and the sheet cakes were so amazing. I keep a recommendation list of vendors that I give to all the brides I work with and I put you at the top of the list!! Keep up the great work!!!


We had many compliments on the flavor of the cake. We loved all of the flavor options. The "big cake" was beautiful and most of the guests didn't realize that it wasn't edible. Shelly was great to work with. The cake was easy to serve and we didn't have to worry about the big cake falling apart when cut. Thank you, Shelly!

Jackie S.

Gorgeous cake, super tasty!
We had such a great experience with Iowa Rent-A-Cake. The concept was really fun and Shelly's cake is amazing! Shelly was very thoughtful and instantly captured what I had envisioned for our cake. Our guests LOVED the cake, too! Several confessed to eating multiple pieces. :) I really enjoyed being able to pick several different types of cake for the sheet cakes, so we had something that all of our guests would enjoy.

Sara R.

Couldn't have been happier!
Shelly was absolutely wonderful to work with! Not only did I use shelly for my wedding cake so did 3 of my cousins and now my soon to be sister in law plans on using her as well! She not only makes wonderful cakes but is a great person as well! For our wedding we used the rent-a-cake and couldn't have been happier! We got so many compliments on how beautiful our cake was and not to mention how yummy it was! I went to tons of bridal shows but you can never find a cake that is both moist, full of flavor AND not too sweet!


Shelly is so great! This is a wonderful way to get the beautiful cake you want, but not sacrifice deliciousness. The decorative cake was beautiful, and the "sheet" cakes were a-mazing! Everyone raved about them. I love how she has such unique and different flavors instead of chocolate or white cake. I wouldn't go to anyone else! WONDERFUL!

Rachel S.

Great for brides on a budget!
I found this business at a local bridal show, and it was SO worth the trip! Our price was under $500 and it included the "fake" decorated 4-tier wedding cake, 5 sheet cakes, and a delivery fee. Shelly lets you have a lot of freedom in decorating your fake cake, and there is a slot in the back of the fake cake where she puts in real cake. So, when you go to cut the cake with your husband, it looks real! The guests are then served sheet cakes. This cake is fabulous, many guests said that it was the best wedding cake
they had ever had at a wedding. I was on a pretty tight budget for this wedding, and Iowa Rent-A-Cake was a fraction of the cost of other traditional wedding cakes. The "fake" cake was beautiful and she provided specific instructions for transport and return following the wedding. Highly recommended!

Rebecca B.

Best. Cake. Ever. ~From a Non-Cake Eater
First of all, Shelly won me over at a bridal show by providing the only slice of cake that wasn't bone dry! Shelly made things super simple! The initial meeting was quick and to the point, and she sent us home with 6 cupcakes to help us decide the perfect flavor. I didn't have to worry about the cake until the last minute (aka, two weeks to go!), and it was even better than I had imagined! And I'm not blaming her for the cake smashed on my face. But she is totally getting credit for the awesome photos of us licking up every last crumb because the flavor was beyond amazing!

Elizabeth S.

This was an AMAAAAZING option! I like that my cake was on display the whole night! It looked FLAWLESS and looks really good in pictures. Shelly makes the most delicious cakes. I crave it. They are so moist and the filling is to DIE for. mmm. Everyone was talking about how good it was. I only wished I would have saved more time for cake.

Sarah H.

The Way to Go
I was very happy with how our cake turned out! We gave Shelly a few pictures we liked and she combined them to make one that we loved! The sheet cakes were delicious - we did vanilla with raspberry filling and a chocolate cake with caramel filling. The only down side is you do have to provide any ribbon, flowers, cake topper that you would like, not a huge deal but if you're not artistic like myself I struggled finding what I was looking for!

Emily M.

A better affordable way to do cake! Shelly was awesome to work with, gave me exactly what we wanted and at a great price! She did so great my cousin booked her the week after my wedding!

Amazing is all I can say about Shelly! The cake turned out so beautiful and it tasted amazing. Nikki

Best Cake Ever!!!
Working with Rent-a-Cake was super easy and stress free! I love everything about this concept, and it was very budget friendly! I had a beach theme cake, and she couldn't have made it any more perfect! It had a very earthy, rustic beach feel, and she captured my idea of what I wanted perfectly! The cakes were delivered, on time, and fresh! Everyone at my reception was blown away by how good each flavor tasted! Rent-a-Cake is hassle free, budget friendly, has professional service, and DELICIOUS!!!


Taste Phenomenal!
Shelly's Country Cakes also does rent-a-cakes which are AMAZING!! The cost is very reasonable & helpful when you're on a tighter budget. Her cakes also taste phenomenal! Because we couldn't decide on flavors, we had 4 different selections at my reception & there were people raving about each & every one. I would recommend Shelly's Country Cakes to ANY bride no matter what design or budget they might be working with. She also did an incredible job with the grooms cake. I had an idea & she truly brought it to life! GREAT vendor!


Shelly is so great and super sweet!!! Loved everything!! The rent a cake is such a great idea!! Please consider Iowa Rent A Cake to make your wedding day special!! All the cake flavors are TO DIE FOR!!! Absolutley AMAZING!!!!

Exactly what we wanted!
Shelly did an wonderful job with our wedding cake design it was beautiful and exactly what we wanted. The cake we served tasted amazing. We had so many complements on the it. Shelly was flexible and made it easy to return the rented cake portion. I think this is a great route for wedding cakes, we had little to no cake left over the next morning. Very cost effective and tastes excellent! Our favorites were Strawberry Fields and Tuxedo.

Highest A+ Rating
We just used Shelly's Country Cakes for a Summer 2009 Wedding in Iowa City. We were initially going to use a conventional cake but Shelly convinced us to try the new Faux Cake. Because of the ease of transportation and set up and our large number of attendees ( 300 + ) Shelly encouraged us to give this exciting new product a try. As professional wedding photographers for 32 YRS we all had high expectations for our wedding cake and decided to let Shelly do EXACTLY what she wanted ! The Bride, The Mother of the Bride, and all guests were thrilled with the way the cake looked, tasted, and was set up and presented. The three different flavors are still being talked about by our friends and described as " The Best Cake they ever Tasted "

The Bride cried with happiness when she walked in to the IMU Grand Ballroom and saw her cake for the first time. The entire Impact Photo / Joe Photo Team gives Shelly's Country Cakes / Iowa Rent-a-Cake our Highest A + Rating on presentation, taste and customer service!

Ed and Molly Kempf

Absolutely Perfect!
We just wanted to send a note to thank you for the awesome wedding cake you made for us!
Honestly we were somewhat hesitant on renting a cake but due to our budget constraints we knew it was a good option for us. We are so happy that we decided to use your rental services - our cake was absolutely perfect and it was delicious too!
Thank you so much!

Katie and Josh

Awesome Option!
My husband and I were very excited about our cake leading up to the wedding, but we were thrilled when we found out there was both a more economical and esthetic piece that would be offered by "renting our cake." It was important to us to have a piece that could be used both as a decoration and something for our guests to enjoy as a desert as well. Shelly was able to provide this awesome option for us that was the best of both worlds! This wonderful option made our wedding day a success!

Andrea and Scott

Thank you for our amazing wedding cake! As you are aware of I was one those brides who loved the look of fondant but did not care for other aspects of it. We were thrilled to be able to have the beauty of a fondant cake but serve our guests your wonderful buttercream cake instead. Everybody is still commenting on how delicious the cake tasted ... the strawberry fields flavor was a hit! By the way nobody knew our wedding cake was not real except the few we told. We have been spreading the word about your services and wish you much success!
Thank you!

Emily and Josh