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					Extraordinary Wedding Cakes by Perfect Endings…

Be it Simple and Elegant or Lavish and Grand, no other dessert compares in stature to an exquisite wedding
cake. Creating memorable masterpieces, ones that taste every bit as good as they look, has become our most
cherished trademark.

 My favorite wedding cakes are those that reflect a subtle sophistication; where whimsy, artistry, and drama
are achieved with precision and restraint. Cakes whose flawless exterior is surpassed only by a superb
interior. Ones composed of exquisite French and Belgian chocolates, artisan butter and fresh dairy cream,
fine coffee's, premium liqueurs and vine ripened fruit. First and foremost, the ultimate wedding cake must be
an extraordinary dessert. This means no mixes, nothing artificial, absolutely no compromise.

Imagine a moist intensely chocolate cake, alternately filled with house made caramel and chocolate truffle
cream. Or, perhaps, a delicate all butter genoise, filled with a refreshingly tangy organic lemon mousse and
organic berries. Whether it is Light and Fruity or Seriously Chocolate (and I mean serious!), we are
committed to designing the wedding cake of your dreams. One that will highlight the reception, be
devoured in its entirety, give 'em something to talk about.

After all, your special day deserves a Perfect Ending!


Congratulations and Bon Appetìt!

Sam Godfrey
Founder, Perfect Endings
About Perfect Endings…


Perfect Endings’ meteoric rise to the top of their profession is no accident. They have
been credited with being the first wedding and special occasion cake purveyor of
significance to put as much emphasis on the taste of their cakes as they do on appearance.
An unwavering commitment to excellence has earned them a national reputation and high
praise from food critics, legendary chefs and the most respected event planners in the
country. Their celebrated creations are often the centerpiece of Society and Hollywood
weddings. Cakes by Perfect Endings have earned recognition from America’s most
prestigious Food, Wedding and Lifestyle magazines including…

         O, The Oprah Magazine
         The New York Times
         InStyle
         InStyle Celebrity Weddings
         Martha Stewart Weddings
         Brides Magazine
         People Magazine
         Modern Bride
         Town & Country
         Victoria
         Women’s Wear Daily
         Elegant Bride
         Food & Wine
         The San Francisco Chronicle
         “W” Magazine
         US Weekly

Wedding and Special Occasion Cakes by Perfect Endings have been featured on the following television shows…

        The Oprah Winfrey Show
        Vh1 The fabulous life of Oprah Winfrey
        Entertainment Tonight
        InStyle Celebrity Weddings
        Vh1 Inside Celebrity Weddings
        Vh1 40 Weddings and a Funeral
        The Today Show, NBC
        The Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica
        Good Morning America, ABC
        Million Dollar Weddings, Lifetime
        A Wedding Story, Lifetime
        An American Wedding, A&E
        Extra
What people say about Sam Godfrey and Perfect Endings…

"Baker Extraordinaire"- San Francisco Chronicle

"Local caterers and party planners say nobody comes close"-San Francisco Chronicle Magazine (feature
article)

"...another feature of Godfrey's work that is apparently rare in the wedding business: they taste great."-San
Francisco Chronicle Magazine (feature article)

"...the most creative, stunning and delectable wedding cakes to grace the many high-profile weddings in the
San Francisco Bay Area."-San Francisco Bride Magazine (feature article)

"Each guest received an exquisite petite wedding cake from Napa Valley's Perfect Endings. They were the
highlight of the exceptional menu." -Food & Wine Magazine

"The six- tiered wedding cake by Perfect Endings Towered. It stunned the crowd. It stole the show."- Town
& Country Magazine's book 'Elegant Weddings' (feature article)

"Sam is an extraordinary talent! Fabulous cakes, great designs, flexible, fun and sheer pleasure to work
with."
-Paula Leduc, Paula Leduc Fine Catering

 ""Not only are the cakes extraordinary to look at, they are equally as extraordinary to eat. Perfect Endings'
cakes are -- without hesitation - the finest wedding cakes I have ever tasted."- Laurie Arons, Laurie
Arons Special Events

I don't even consider anybody else in his league. He and Michael have such a dedication to perfection in
every way. Sam is an incredibly gracious person, and this quality comes through not only in his desserts,
but also in his personality. His reputation is undisputed - he's the king!"-Elaine Bell, Elaine Bell
Catering

"People who don't ordinarily eat cake inhaled it...people who swore they didn't eat chocolate devoured it. It
wowed the crowd and stole the show. The most gorgeous cake I have ever seen, the best cake I ever tasted!"
-Jan Wahl, KRON TV

Cakes are the only thing we don't produce ourselves here at Meadowood, so we have to be 100% sure of
them. Sam and his products are absolutely without fault. When the bride first sees that cake she just
gasps! To have both exceptional looks and extraordinary taste - that's top notch! Once we had a bride who
didn't follow through with her baker and there was no cake at the wedding. I called Sam and he actually
undressed a cake he was preparing for the next day, redecorated it to fit her wedding, and rushed it over. He
really came through for me. Now that's service!"
-Lori Wickersham, Wedding Coordinator, Meadowood Resort, Napa Valley

"We were shooting a national print ad for Hewlett Packard and we needed a very detailed and specific kind
of cake. We saw the portfolios of the top 15 specialty cake makers in the Bay Area and it was clear that
Perfect Endings was the most creative and accomplished." -Suzanne Rubin, Suzanne Rubin Styling
Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a wedding cake cost?

The final price of your cake is determined by the design, number of servings and, in some instances,
delivery and set up requirements. Other factors that contribute to the final cost include equipment (the
boards, pillars and inner support system), and intricate design details (painting, hand sculpted flowers,
gilding, draping). We will provide you with an estimate at the conclusion of your consultation.

May I sample your work?

Absolutely! We invite you to a consultation where you will sample a variety of cakes and view our
portfolio. There is a $25 service charge for the consultation. However, that fee is applied to the final cost of
your wedding cake if you order within one year of the consultation (fees for additional consultations, when
possible, are not applied). We regret that we cannot refund or apply this fee if you cancel less than 24 hours
in advance or fail to show.

Are there any requirements prior to scheduling a consultation?

Prior to scheduling your consultation we require you to have the event location and caterer secured with
deposits. We also require that you determine your overall budget for your wedding cake. We also highly
suggested that you have had a preliminary meeting with your florist and/or event designer prior to meeting
with us so that you have a vision of what your event will look like. The look of the cake should fit the
environment in which it is displayed, and therefore it is important to have some design direction before
selecting a cake.

May I supply design ideas?

We have always welcomed design input from our clients, as the cake should absolutely reflect your taste
and style. We have a portfolio of original designs so that you can evaluate our skill and be inspired by
choices other clients have made. You may select one of these designs or elect to have us create an original
cake for your special day. Out of respect to our competitors and our desire to be unique, we do not replicate
cakes that have been made by other cake companies, published in magazines or seen on television. We
encourage you to bring in photos, magazine cut outs, or any visual aids you feel will assist us in
understanding the style of cake you desire.

Do you deliver?

Our wedding and special occasion cakes are delivered and shipped locally, throughout the United States and
internationally. The distance, carrier, handling and set up requirements determines delivery and shipping
fees.

Do you supply flowers?

Yes, we decorate our cakes in their entirety. We request that you supply us with a list of requested flowers
and we will incorporate them into the design. We use botanically correct hand sculpted flowers made from
sugar and non-toxic organic fresh flowers to your specifications.



When should I place my order?

You may place your order at any time. Our peak season for weddings is April through November. In order
to maintain the high standards that have become our trademark we often limit the number of events that we
accept to 10 per weekend during this period. Ordering a minimum of four to six months in advance is
highly suggested. In order to reserve your date a 50% nonrefundable deposit is required. All deposits and
payments are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Reservations are taken on a first come, first serve basis. If
your date is nearly booked before you have an opportunity to meet with us, or if you want to secure our
services and meet later to finalize details, we suggest that you send a deposit to hold your reservation, as
final details for your cake are not due until one month prior to your event.
A Matter of Taste…


To us, your cake should be much more than something beautiful to behold. It must also be an extraordinary
dessert... one that rivals any dessert served in a Three Star restaurant. A tasting at Perfect Endings is
comprised multiple cakes that will vary in flavor and texture, from intensely chocolate to dense and homey
to light and fruity. Because we have a hard time deciding, we change them from time to time depending on
what excites us at that particular moment. Some of our favorites are…


Serious Chocolate…
For those people who feel it just isn't dessert unless it's chocolate!

Devil’s Food Cake
The classic chocolate layer cake filled and frosted with old fashioned chocolate frosting.

Mahogany
Chocolate layer cake with chocolate hazelnut truffle cream.

Café Mocha
Chocolate layer cake brushed with coffee and filled with a cafe au lait Bavarian cream.


Vintage Cakes…
Traditional layer cakes like 'mama' used to bake!

Coconut Layer Cake
All butter cake fragrant with coconut and Tahitian vanilla

Pound Cake
Vanilla bean pound cake filled with our own crushed organic raspberry preserves and vanilla buttercream.

Red Velvet Cake
The legendary southern favorite features scarlet red layers and vanilla frosting.


On the lighter side…
Nice and light and worth a second slice!

Chantilly
Glorious white chocolate mousse and vine ripened organic raspberries...perfection!

Lemon Framboise
Delicate sponge cake filled with a refreshingly tangy organic lemon mousse and organic raspberries.

Summer Joy
A mélange of seasonal berries, delicate genoise and ethereal Bavarian cream

				
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