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Born in Massachusetts and raised in New Hampshire, I fell in love with food at some point during my teenage years.  I spent many childhood days in the kitchen alongside my mother, and discovered a true passion for baking. 

After graduating from the University of New Hampshire, with a degree in Psychology, I spent 7 years in Boston sampling all the amazing food the city has to offer. Working in the Executive Recruiting business helped to support my eating habits but did not do a whole lot to motivate my career!  Shortly after marrying my husband John, we decided to head north to Lake Placid, NY so that I could pursue a career as a pastry chef at Paul Smith's College.  After graduating with a degree in Baking and Pastry Arts, I spent the next 8 years as the Pastry Chef for Putnam Market in Saratoga Springs, NY where I gained invaluable experience and spent many fun days in the kitchen.  I have combined this remarkable experience with my education to establish Cake.  I love what I do and even more, I would love to share it with you!  
Alissa Woods
Pastry Chef/Owner
                   
Contact Info
 
Shop Location:                                           40 Ferry Street                                     Schuylerville, NY 12871
 
                                     Mailing Address:
                                     93 Church Street
                                     Schuylerville, NY 12871
 
                                     (518) 727-7157
                                     info@cakebyalissa.com
 
Testimonials
I just wanted to let you know that the cake and cupcakes our wedding were amazing!!! You did such a wonderful job for our special day :-) Thank you SO much again for everything you've done for us and it was really nice working with you!!!
-October 2013
 
I just wanted I thank you again the fantastic cupcakes at the wedding. They were so fantastic that our DJ has asked for your info so that they can recommend you. I gave them your website.  The cupcakes were the perfect size and people ate them up!! We didn't have any left over. It definitely made the wedding perfect.
-October 2013
 
The cake was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!! I have always raved about you :) and 
gave your name to everyone.  The entire cake was gone (well all but 3 small pieces i saved for hubby and kids) and we had  a perfect amount.
Thank you again I'll be in touch this winter for another cake!
-August 2013
 
Thank you so much, Alissa!  We absolutely loved how the cake looked and tasted!  Thank you for going above and beyond.  As someone who loves to bake myself, it was great working with a small business owner such as yourself!
-August 2013
 
I just wanted to tell you that we thought our cake was perfect! The tiered cake was perfectly decorated and the sheet cakes absolutely delicious! Everyone raved about how good it was and it didn't last long... Especially the chocolate peanut butter! Every crumb was gone! Thank you for the whole experience, you have been amazing and so easy to work with. Thanks for perfectly executing our cake vision for our wedding!
-July 2013
 
I just wanted to say thank you for making such a wonderful cake! My mom loved the way it looked and everyone agreed it was delicious. Thank you for being so easy to work with, I am so impressed you were able to translate my vision from a few emails and phone calls!
-March 2013
 
Absolutely the most gorgeous cake I have ever had! Perfect colors and the finishing touches, the chairs, shells and chocolate beach stones were perfect. Can't forget the taste, which was (I almost hate to say it but I already knew it based on our last cake you made for us) wonderful. It was a wonderful anniversary party, thanks in large part to you.  Again, I don't know how to say thank-you enough.  Save time for us next year for our 8th.
-August 2012
 
Thank you so much for the shower cake. It was just perfect and as usual tasted wonderful. Everyone just loved the HAT. So much so that the mother of the bride was asking if it would be possible to get the wedding cake from you!
-July 2012
 
Thank you for the wonderful cupcakes you made for my daughter's birthday! They were the perfect size for preschoolers, and were DELICIOUS! Several of the adults at the party commented on how much they loved them, and one of the party staff people asked if she could take a picture of them, because they were so pretty. (And I imagine she's seen a lot of cupcakes!)
Looking forward to the next occasion when I can order from you! :)
-October 2012
 
Thank you so much for the beautiful and tasty cake you made for the wedding. All of my guests couldn't stop talking about it. I will be in touch soon for another one of your wonderful creations :)
-September 2012
 
I just wanted to let you know that we were SO PLEASED with our wedding cake! It was beautiful and looked great with our topper on the table, and it was also delicious! A large majority of our guests had seconds!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!  We appreciate everything!
-August 2012
 
I just wanted to let you know the cake pops were wonderful!  Everyone was raving about them how neat they were and how delicious they tasted!
-August 2012
 
Thank you again for helping to add that something different and unique we were looking for on our wedding day!
-August 2012
 
Just wanted to thank you for the cake! It was absolutely perfect, you did a great job!  Wanted to let you know that everyone was talking about how good it tasted as well and kept asking where I ordered the cake from!!
-July 2012
 
I wanted to let you know that not only was your cake beautiful, it was by far one of the most delicious cakes me and my family have ever had! You made my parents 40th anniversary that much more special. I cannot thank you enough for accommodating my last minute request with ease. I wish I lived closer, you would be making all of my cakes.
-July 2012
 
Thank you for making the cake for the shower. It was perfect! Not only was it beautiful but it was also so delicious. People were raving about how great it tasted.
-Jluy 2012
 
Thanks again for doing such a great job, your efforts added so much to our special day, all of our guests loved the cupcakes, we only had a few left at the end of the night. One of our friends said thanks a lot for the Red Velvet Cupcakes, their daughter can’t stop asking for them!!  We truly appreciate your efforts and everything was PERFECT!
-June 2012
 
I just wanted to get in touch with you and thank you for the wonderful job you did on our wedding cake. Everyone said the the cake was excellent, and loved the look of it. Thank you again so much for such a fabulous job:)
-June 2012
 
EVERYONE loved the cake!  People were raving about how cute the cakes/cookies were but when they tasted them, they were even more impressed!!!  You definitely have new fans from our party!!  Thank you for being so easy to work with.  Everything was perfect & so yummy!!!
-July 2012
 
Your cake was a huge hit and truly exceeded my expectations. Not to mention it was the most delicious red velvet cake I have ever tasted. Gaby was surprised and absolutely loved it. Thank you so much! I look forward to using you in the future and plan to give my highest recommendation for your cakes to others.
-June 2012
 
Everyone including our caterer admired your beautifully elegant design and hardwork on our cake.  After tasting it everyone understood why we would have transported a cake 200 miles!  Your cake was the icing on a beautiful day - thank you so much!
-May 2012
 
Just wanted to Thank You for the AWESOME birthday cake you made for us!!!!  It was gorgeous and absolutely delicious!!  Many people, including myself, said it was the best cake they ever had!!
-January 2012
 
 Thank you Alissa. Our cake was so perfect!! I couldn't ask for a better cake!! So many people came up to me and said " I don't normally like carrot cake, but that was so delicious!" And also how adorable it was!! Can't say enough Thanks!! I hope your business goes far!! You truly are the best baker I know! :)
-January 2012
 
"I just had to write you a note to say thank you again for the fabulous cake you made.  It was just what we wanted, yet tasted way better than we could have ever expected.  It looked beautiful too - the kind of presentation that marks a very special occasion.  It is no doubt the best cake I've ever had!"
-April 2011
 
Hands down the best I have ever had. I have fun and creative ideas when it comes to cakes and cupcakes for my parties. Alissa goes above and beyond making my ideas a reality. Her talent with fondant alone is fabulous. We will continue to use her for all of our cake needs!
-April 2012
 
Thank you so much for the amazing cake! Not only was it absolutely delicious but gorgeous too! Thanks again for helping to recreate the 1977 wedding!
-April 2012
 
Thanks for the amazing cake Alissa - it was a huge hit!
-May 2012
 
The cake was such a hit, and was as yummy as it was a custom piece of edible art:)  Thank you so much!!
-March 2012
 
"I want to compliment you on the cake you made for me...it was delicious & very pretty.  You did a great job and I was VERY pleased with the cake.  I'm sure I will be ordering from you again."
-July 2011
 
"They LOVED the cake!  I have worked here for three years and that was the most amazing cake I have ever tasted!  It looked amazing too!"
-Oct 2009
 
"YUMMIE!!!  Absolutely gorgeous and delicious!  Loved them.  I know for sure my boss will be getting some more"
-May 2011
 
"We really enjoyed the cake you made us this past Sunday.  It was delicious!!  I'm sure we'll soon come up with another occasion that will call for a cake!!
Aug 2011
 
"I just wanted to tell you how great the cake looked...and more importantly tasted. So many people commented on it and asked who did it, and the bride and groom were very happy."
 -Feb 2011
 
"Thank you so very much for making our celebration so very special (and delicious!)  The cake was a big hit and continues to get talked about.  Thank you for creating a true work of art."
-May 2008
 
"Thank you so much!  Everyone really enjoyed the cake...awesome filling and the icing was dreamy!"
-May 2011
 
"I just wanted to thank you for making such a beautiful cake for my granddaughter's baptism.  I just wish you could have heard all of the ooh's and ahh's coming from the crowd!  It was incredible." 
-May 2011
 
"Although you were not at our 50th, you were an important part of the celebration.  The cake was fabulous and beautiful."
-Oct 2007
 
"I just wanted to thank you for the cake. It was absolutely gorgeous!!! And everyone loved it!!!"
 -Nov 2010
 
"We loved it so much. He isn’t a big cake guy so the fact that he had two pieces last night and brought another piece to work today just shows how good it was. Thank you!!!"
 -April 2010
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