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GBC Cakes

Navan, Co Meath
Reviews (39) 5/5
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Welcome to GBC Cakes 

Bespoke Designer Wedding Cakes, unique to your wedding theme. I will work with you to create that wow factor for your special day.

My cakes are tenderly handcrafted with ultimate attention to detail. Exquisitely iced cakes in a range of shapes and sizes to compliment you on the most memorable day of your life. We only use the finest and freshest of ingredients in our cakes and I personally guarantee you won't be disappointed.

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5.0/5
39 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Value5.0/5
Responsiveness5.0/5
Flexibility5.0/5
Professionalism5.0/5
Sarah and Ian Tully
Added 14th Jan 2021
Wedding 31st Dec 2020
Gareth what can we say you are absolutely amazing and we really cant thank you enough for all your help and assistance over the last year. I'm sure it has been so stressful for you with all the chopping and changing we had to do but nothing was a hassle and you were always so calming to chat with. We had to Change or date from April to November due to the Covid 19 pandemic. When November came we decided to pull the date again and decided on a date in January 2021. Due to the governments new measures announced for weddings after 2nd of January we were lucky enough to tie the knot on the 31st of December. Gareth got 2 days notice to make our wedding cake and still managed to work his magic and made us the most elegant and delicious cake we ever could have asked for. We chose his White Chocolate and Honeycomb Biscuit cake for our base tier and all I can say is WOW this is a real treat, I didn't want to share it with anyone. We then chose Lemon Drizzle with lemon curd filling, there was a fantastic flavour from this cake and you could really taste the tang of the lemon and the lemon curd was so silky smooth. Our top tier was Red Velvet filled with Cream Cheese and Passion fruit Buttercream. It was so light, the filling was so creamy and not to sweet or overpowering with cream cheese and the passion fruit gave it a lovely bump. The cake was elegantly iced and finished with flowers and greenery which was all provided by Gareth so it took the hassle out of it for us having to order extra flowers. Gareth Even gave us advice on the best cake topper to choose. Brides and Grooms all I can say is don't pass this man. He is just so nice to deal with, so professional and all willing to give the best advise to suit your needs. As i said he only ended up getting 2 days notice to make our cake and he still didn't let us down. We Can't wait to use GBC Cakes again. It was the best experience I've ever had and we really can't Thanks Gareth enough. Best Wishes for the future Gareth. Many Thanks Sarah and Ian Tully
Megann Friel
Added 4th Jan 2021
Wedding 22nd Dec 2020
We booked Gareth for our cake over 2 years ago when we starting wedding planning, as we had gotten amazing cakes from him before and I trusted him to do exactly what I wanted. This year, like so many other brides and grooms, I was under serious stress of postponing or not, and we decided to go ahead with a small ceremony and Gareth was so helpful in helping me decide on a smaller more suitable cake for our intimate wedding. The cake itself was absolutely amazing and our guests loved it, it even lasted for most Christmas as our desert! I couldn’t recommend Gareth enough, he was such a pleasure to deal with.
Ciara
Added 11th Jan 2021
Wedding 12th Dec 2020
Gareth created the most beautiful and tasty wedding cake for us. He was so easy to deal with and the cake got so many complements on the day. We went for the white chocolate biscuit and the coconut and lime sponge and both were Devine. We will be using GBC cakes for other occasions in the future ????????
Sinéad
Added 4th Jan 2021
Wedding 10th Dec 2020
Gareth was lovely to work with from start to finish. So friendly and open to designs. Our wedding cake was amazing, our guests were in raves about it. They demolished it, so glad we stayed with the original sized cake even though we had a smaller wedding. Several took his details to enjoy more in the future. Gareths biscuit cake is honestly the nicest we have ever had, it just melts in your mouth. Cannot wait for another excuse for a party to order more!
Ryan Sweeney
Added 4th Jan 2021
Wedding 30th Oct 2020
Gareth's cakes were delicious, and everyone commented as to how much they enjoyed them. When we had to change to lower numbers, Gareth was very helpful and reasonable in his pricing and he helped make our day a lot easier. We had a lemon drizzle and chocolate biscuit cake and as I mentioned both were delicious.
Lisa
Added 7th Oct 2020
Wedding 3rd Oct 2020
Gareth produced a beautiful cake for our wedding and 3 different flavours which were all delicious. Cake tasting was set up like an afternoon tea and prosecco. Very good value for money
Alan Foran
Added 13th Mar 2020
Wedding 10th Mar 2020
We were absolutely delighted with our cake, the service was exceptional, cant thank GBC cakes enough for providing us with such an amazing creation, and at short notice too.. wishing you all continued succuess
Yun H Lam
Added 18th Jan 2020
Wedding 10th Jan 2020
I contacted Gareth a couple of months ago and had advised him of my wedding date, although i haven't got mny responses of him on the running up on the wedding, he was very responsive closer to the wedding date. i thought this was actually a good idea as deciding on a cake/design too early would normally change throughout time. Once Gareth was responding about the request, he was polite and very helpful as i was a bride-to-be who wasn't very sure about the types/styles of cakes. He was catering for a chinese wedding. He was able to design the most important symbol ? (happiness) on a cake which is very important in a chinese wedding. The cake design that i requested was very "simple" but Gareth managed to make the cake look powerful and elegant as well as keeping it within the "simple" guidelines of my request.
Colum and Kevin
Added 5th Jan 2020
Wedding 12th Oct 2019
We chose Gareth and GBC Cakes following many recommendations from friends/colleagues. We were so impressed with what we saw of his work online and when we reached out to him, his professionalism, friendliness and creativity matched just that! He guided us in the right direction for our cake as we had no clue in regards to size, flavours etc to suit us and our guests. We showed him some ideas and designs we liked and he went above and beyond with his own personal touch. The cake was absolutely delicious and not a single piece wasted. Delighted! Gareth was always a message away with a speedy response to any ‘silly’ question we had and kept our minds at ease.
Eimear & Colin
Added 6th Jan 2020
Wedding 10th Aug 2019
Thanks so much for your help choosing our wedding cake Gareth! The tasting was relaxed and very enjoyable and the cakes all tasted fantastic. We ended up going for a four teir semi naked cake with the chocolate biscuit cake, lemon drizzle, carrot cake and salted caramel. The cake tasted fabulous and got plenty of great comments from all our guests. Gareth managed the whole process from start to finish flawlessly and really took the pressure off our shoulders. Thank you so much!
Serina & John
Added 6th Jan 2020
Wedding 10th Aug 2019
We were delighted with our Wedding cake. It looked stunning, and tasted delicious. Gareth interpreted my vision perfectly and created a beautiful, elegant and classy Wedding cake that was great value for money. I would highly recommend GBC Cakes.
Rebecca and Martin
Added 23rd May 2019
Wedding 4th May 2019
Gareth was so helpful when ordering are wedding cake. I was so impressed with all the decoration on it. Gareth listened to are request and made it just the way i asked. Everyone commented on how delicious it tasted thank you so much Gareth.
Mairéad Farrelly
Added 23rd May 2019
Wedding 4th May 2019
From the very first moment of contact to our wedding day, and actually seeing our wedding cake in person, Gareth was nothing short of wonderful. He couldn’t do enough for us and made everything so easy. The cake looked and tasted incredible and we were delighted with everything. We went for the 4 tiers with red velvet, carrot cake, lemon drizzle and a baileys sponge - every tier was incredible. I highly recommend choosing Gareth for your wedding cake or any other cake you need really! He’s not won awards for nothing - very talented, reliable and an absolute gentleman.
Edel mc connell
Added 23rd May 2019
Wedding 6th Apr 2019
I would highly recommend Gareth for his amazing cakes. The work he puts into them is unreal and they taste delicious. No matter what kind of cake you want he is always up for the challenge. Thanks Gareth for our wedding cake
Nicola & Gary
Added 17th Apr 2019
Wedding 16th Mar 2019
Thank you Gareth for doing an amazing job on the cake for our wedding. It was exactly what we wanted! And it was delicious too - the small bit we got to try before it was devoured! We went looking for the leftovers the next day but there wasn't a crumb left! Our flower girl really appreciated all the sugar flowers, she somehow got the plate full of them all for herself ???? It was a pleasure dealing with Gareth & we highly recommend him to anyone looking for a cake.
Marianne Woods
Added 12th Nov 2018
Wedding 10th Nov 2018
GBC cakes provided a fantastic service. The doughnuts tasted amazing and the display was spectacular. Thank you so much for bringing our vision to life!!
Nerissa Kiernan
Added 5th Dec 2018
Wedding 2nd Nov 2018
The cake was absolutely delicious.
Thalia Haynes
Added 2nd Dec 2018
Wedding 20th Oct 2018
So many compliments, from ourselves, family and friends, on this wonderful piece of baking! Four layers of heaven, chocolate biscuit, red velvet, lemon and fruit. I sent Gareth of the type of design I would like, he more than exceeded expectations. Our cake was both beautiful and delicious. It was a real slice of artwork and we couldn't have asked for more.
Arlene & Dean Hanley
Added 18th Apr 2019
Wedding 19th Oct 2018
We had a completely stress free experience with Gareth. So friendly and talented. In the first meeting we discussed flavours and design and also allergies. Everything we discussed was taken into account and delivered. The cake on the day was beautiful and it tasted amazing. I would highly recommend Gareth to any couple and he will be top of my list for future occasions and celebrations.
Emma
Added 15th Oct 2018
Wedding 22nd Sep 2018
Highly recommend Gareth. The cake he made for our wedding was absolutely beautiful and so many of our guests commented on how nice it tasted.
Catherine and Mark
Added 13th Oct 2018
Wedding 1st Sep 2018
Thanks to Gareth for our wedding cake it was stunning and tasted even better! We will be getting more cakes from him in the future. Great service all round, would definitely recommend
Niamh Rennicks
Added 11th Oct 2018
Wedding 9th Aug 2018
Gareth is excellent.WOW!!! The cake he made for our wedding was superb both to look at and taste. The design was exactly what we wanted, it was stunning to look at and tasted unbelievable!!! We got the white belgian chocolate honeycomb biscuit and it was to die for! The other two tiers were lemon drizzle and red velvet and were amazing too. There wasnt a bit of cake left after the wedding it was all polished off, it was that delicious. All our guests where raving about it. Gareth was a pleasure to deal with and makes everything so easy. Im looking forward to the next occasion so I can order another cake off him!
siobhan lynch
Added 2nd Sep 2018
Wedding 28th Jul 2018
excellent service and cake tasted delicious.
Tara and Seán
Added 7th Aug 2018
Wedding 20th Jul 2018
Excellent service, cake looked and tasted amazing. We would highly recommend Gareth.
Kerry
Added 8th Jan 2020
Wedding 23rd Jun 2018
Gareth was a pleasure to deal with. His cakes are amazing and I highly reccomend him. People are still talking about our wedding cake.
Siobhán
Added 17th Jul 2018
Wedding 9th Jun 2018
Gareth provided a fantastic service end to end. His communication was superb, and the cake was absolutely stunning both in looks and taste. It was exactly what we had been looking for, semi naked, and Gareth worked directly with our florist to arrange the flowers. Gareth also very kindly supplied a beautiful cake stand which set the entire cake off beautifully in the venue. Highly recommend :)
Jackie sheridan
Added 17th May 2018
Wedding 28th Apr 2018
Right from the very beginning Gareth was a pleasure to deal with so friendly and helpful, the cake looked amazing on the day and tasted even better .Thanks again Gareth
Gillian Leonard
Added 4th Apr 2018
Wedding 30th Mar 2018
Gareth was so professional and his cake was a massive hit with us and our guests, I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful cake, thank you Gareth x
Suzie & John
Added 9th May 2018
Wedding 24th Mar 2018
From the moment I contacted Gareth I knew our wedding cake was in safe hands. Gareth provided us with our half and half county cake, which got great compliments, and gluten free cupcakes for some of our guests. We also got him to make a fruit cake which we put out at our drinks reception and there wasn't a crumb left! We got many compliments on the taste too.
Tamara
Added 24th Mar 2018
Wedding 22nd Mar 2018
Gareth.... Wow! Just WOW!! How do we even begin to thank you for the amazingly delicious & stunningly beautiful French Fancy cake! Our guests could not get over it, they were so impressed! I didn't want to cut it & ruin it haha!! I would highly recommend u to anyone looking for a cake for any occasion! Ur cake added that extra little detail to our wedding that made it so special & personal to us! Thank u so, so, sooo much! Tamara & David Byrne
Roisin and Dean
Added 23rd Mar 2018
Wedding 2nd Mar 2018
What can I say about Gareth. From the start he was 100% professional and accommodating. I simply had to explain the style I like and the colours I wanted and Gareth understood straight away. I did not have to give the cake a second thought after that as I trusted Gareth 100%. Poor Gareth even had to deliver that cake with the help of the River Rescue in the worst snow storm we've ever seen as we got married on the 2nd March this year. When the country came to a stand still. When all our other suppliers were cancelling due to the snow Gareth made sure at all costs that we had our cake for our wedding day. I really couldn't thank him enough. Plus it tasted amazing. I would recommend Gareth to anyone that would listen to me.
Aoife Gillic
Added 8th Jan 2018
Wedding 29th Dec 2017
The service we received from Gareth was second to none. Very friendly and professional from start to finish. The cake was amazing to look at and the taste was amazing would highly recommend Gareth to anyone.
Lisa Chirinda
Added 6th Nov 2017
Wedding 4th Nov 2017
I absolutely loved my cake it was beyond what i imagined.....Gareth was very professional and talented and i woukd highly recommemd him. Also very reasonable price. Thanks so much for my wonderful cake Gareth
Response from GBC Cakes
Hi Lisa Thank you so much for the wonderful review. You were an absolute pleasure to deal with. I wish both yourself and Terence a life time of happiness Gareth
Majella Hickey
Added 28th Nov 2017
Wedding 1st Jul 2017
Gareth made our wedding cake in July. From start to finish it was a pleasure to work with him. I had an idea in my head of what I wanted. I took pictures of different cakes to show him the overall colours and designs I wanted and left it all in his capable hands. The cake Gareth produced was absolutely to a T what I had in my head. For someone to be able to piece together exactly what I wanted from so many different pictures and ideas is amazing. The cake not only looked amazing but tasted out of this world. The only cake left was the cake I had the hotel save for me. Which might I add travelled to Australia the following tuesday and still tasted beautiful. From talking and working with Gareth on our wedding cake it is clear the he is a professional at what he does. It is not only a job but he puts his heart and soul into the cakes he bakes.
Esther
Added 21st Oct 2017
Wedding 16th Jun 2017
Where do I start with gareth what a amazing parson to work with he was the best part of planning the wedding because it was the less stressful part thanks to gareth he really go's out of his way to make sure u get exactly what you wanted down to the most tiniest bit when I first got to meet gareth face to face 5 min talking to him about what I wanted he had it and more I was having a vintage style wedding and I wanted my cake to stand out like all brides and with out a doubt gareth had that done that for me not only did it look amazing it tasted amazing gareth was able to do four tiers for us and done all the flavours we wanted the selection of flavours that garet had went on and on and on absolutely amazing flavours you would've never thought of putting together and tasted amazing I cannot recommend this man enough I hope one day I will get to work with him again as I found him the best part of plan on the wedding I wish him all the luck in the world because I no this guy is going far x
Edel and Barry Halpin
Added 20th Oct 2017
Wedding 17th Feb 2017
We cannot recommend Gareth Connolly high enough. From the moment we met him he put us at ease. I was a coeliac bride so had the biggest fears For my wedding cake. Gareth greeted us so kindly and bent over backwards to make everything perfect for us. We had a 5 Tier Cake and wow. The White Chocolate Biscuit and Honeycomb Biscuit Cake was the last word. As for his Red Velvet it Cake it was so light I felt like I was eating a cloud. We wanted a wacky themed cake to fit our wedding and Gareth, ticked every box. His design was more than what we could ever have imagined for our wedding cake. People kept asking where it was from and who had designed it for us. It was a real talking point of the evening. So many fantastic compliments on the taste too (especially for been 100% gluten free) Delivery and set up was also done but gareth which too a big stress off us not having to worry about setting it up. Ladies and Gents if you want a wedding cake that’s handcrafted and out of this word, Give this young lad a shout because he is truly gifted and has hands of gold Many many many thanks Gareth Blake Connolly, your an absolute superstar E and B
Elaine Loftus
Added 26th Sep 2017
Wedding 8th Oct 2016
Gareth made our wedding cake last year and to say we were pleased is an understatement. He made exactly what I asked for, very elegant, classy and timeless that will always look good in my photo album. He did everything to perfection and every tier was as delicious as the next. If anyone is looking for someone who is easy to deal with look no further, he takes it all so personally and really puts so much thought into his work which is why he was recommended to us in the first place.
Caroline
Added 26th Sep 2017
Wedding 7th Oct 2016
I've had the pleasure of dealing with Gareth and designing a cake with him. He took every idea I had and made a masterpiece all the while keeping my budget in mind. His patience and advice was second to none, even when my ideas were a little outrageous. He is top notch at baking and designing but the visual and the taste beats all. Very knowledgeable, very kind and a pleasure to do business with which is why I have recommended him to so many of my friends and family who have hired him since.
Clare Murray
Added 20th Oct 2017
Wedding 28th Mar 2015
I had in my head from the second We booked our wedding the kind of wedding cake I wanted. Gareth was absolutely fantastic and so patient. I changed my mind so many times about styles and fillings but Gareth was always so understanding. Gareth outdone himself with my final cake which had 11 tiers! It was done to the highest Quaility and everyone complemented how beautiful it tasted. I would highly recommend Gareth. He’s definitely simply the best!
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