I would like to express my recent experience with Margo. In April of 2012 our agency had a memorial dinner and auction for female firefighters for the state of Kentucky. My grandmother is especially honored as she was the first female firefighter in the state. The University of Kentucky was celebrating their NCAA Basketball Tournament win just before the dinner and pressure for this dinner was high as the proceeds were to benefit future fire sciences endeavors.
I made contact with Margo and with her assistance, was able to plan several elaborate pieces of exquisite culinary art that could be transported from North Carolina to Lexington, Kentucky. This formal affair was expected to be very elaborate with a high attendance. I impressed this to Margo and relied on her entirely for her creativity in making our wishes come true in honoring my grandmother’s legacy.
One cannot imagine the surprise and delight that overwhelmed us throughout the night as bid after bid was made upon these pieces! Their appearance never faltered during their winding journey through the mountains. The attendees of the auction were flattered and fanned the flames of envy each time another cake was brought up by the enticement of the auctioneer. Margo’s name resounded around the auditorium over and over as “another Margo Smith Creation from North Carolina!”
There was not one cake that night that sold for less than $500! The memorial cake that Margo made in honor of my grandmother was huge and was the centerpiece for the show. The cake went for well over $3000.00. This year was the best year we have ever had in the history of our fundraising. I truly believe that it is all in the fact that Margo made it happen. Every creation was genius. Every purchase was savored. Some even were being cut and enjoyed at the tables while others were still being auctioned off!
Plots and schemes were hatched and even some plans to hijack some were tossed back and forth in fun by different board members. Some cakes were hidden in jest and the night was a complete success. I can only say that the Anna Darlene Flannery Firefighter Memorial Scholarship Board would endorse Margo Smith highly! The University of Kentucky will never see another year as bright as 2012!
-Susan J. Warren
My husband had Margo make my 40th birthday cake. It was beautifully decorated and tasted divine! The butter cream icing was to die for and the cake itself was so very moist! I would definitely use her again in the future for all our cakes! One of the best cakes I have ever had.
-Tara Murdock (Birthday, Goldsboro NC)
Margo made a very nice Penn State cake for my husband for his birthday that was out of this world! We loved it so much we had her make our daughters 1st birthday cake which everyone was in awe of! I recommend her to anyone who asks about cakes!
-Jennifer Riccobono (Birthday, Goldsboro NC)
Todd and Margo have been amazing to work with. Today is the 3rd time I have asked with only a weeks notice for a cake. I have asked for a cake for our fall festival and two different birthday cakes. She has been able to get them made every time and they are GORGEOUS!!!! I stumbled across Margo's website when I realized I wouldn't have time to make a cake and it was the best stumble I have ever had. They even deliver to cake to your location. They will be making every cake for us as long as we are stationed here. Thanks so much Margo and Todd!!!
-Michelle (Goldsboro, NC)
Margo made my daughter's 12th birthday cake and it is the most beautiful cake I have ever seen! It is in the shape of a turtle. This has made her birthday that much more special for her and her friends! It is so pretty that we don't want to cut it! Thank you Margo for making this so special for us!
Margo Smith did an excellent job on both cakes! My husband is a big Tennessee Volunteers fan and for his grooms cake she created a football field with "Smokey" the mascot on top! The look on his face was priceless and I knew then that she had nailed it! For our wedding cake it was exactly what I had asked for. The cake was absolutely beautiful and tasted amazing too! She does a great job in all aspects! Thanks again Margo!
-Jennifer Hall (Wedding, Goldsboro NC)
Wow! Our three tier wedding cake, with each tier a different color, was awesome!! Not only did my husband and I think so, all of our guests thought so too. Not only did it taste great but it was more beautiful than I could have imagined. I cannot wait to place another order with Margo and her husband. Thank you guys so much!
-Nicole Grady (Wedding, Garner, NC)
Margo & Todd not only create the most beautiful cakes, they are to die for good! I brought a picture of a cake I found on the Internet. I assumed my cake would look like the picture. Boy was I shocked! When I walked in to my reception with my new husband! When I looked at the cake I asked "can I call her right now?" My wedding cake was even more magnificent than the Internet cake. The little extra touches Margo did were amazing! We actually ordered enough cake to have leftovers for our family event the next day. My brother was the first to arrive. He went straight to the fridge & ate the rest of the red velvet layer of my cake! Well, when my mother arrived later, a fight broke out! She said she had been dreaming about the red velvet cake and couldn't believe her son had ate what was left! I believe they are on speaking terms now, but it took a few days! Margo & Todd were also a delight to work with. I can not wait for my next event to have a cake from them!
-Amy Barker (Wedding, Smithfield, NC)
I have had the pleasure of being able to enjoy many of Margo's cakes. Her work is very consistent, always trendy and delicious. I had a bridal shower cake that was prepared by her and it was so cute. She can build almost anything. However, nothing compared to the wedding cake she did for us. It was absolutely beautiful and not to mention delicious. Everyone commented on how moist it was and how it was so much better than the typical wedding cake. She and her husband Todd came out to our wedding venue and set up the cake on the day of the wedding in such a timely manner. They took care of the transfer of all the cakes we got from them so we never had to worry about messing up the cake. Also, they were very reasonably prices. You will not find anyone else who has the great price, great cake and great design!!!!
-Morgan Parks Jackson (Wedding, NC)
OMG! What a cake. Thanks to Margo and Todd, My wedding cake also became my dream cake for my special day. I met with them and showed a picture of the wedding cake that I wanted for my wedding reception. During my consultation, I also showed them the changes that I wanted to make along with their input; we came up with the perfect cake for my big day. Later down the road about a month before my wedding, I decided not have the waterfall due to other financial circumstances. Little did I know that Margo and Todd saw favor in me and my new husband to be. Once we arrived at the Hampton Inn in Kinston, NC and walked over to the cake table to cut our special cake we realized that OMG!, we have our waterfall and our lights on the table which really gave our cake the look we wanted and the height. We thank this awsome couple for a job well done and for being more than a blessing for us and our wedding day. They are really professional in their work and aim to please. All I did was show them my vision and they provided the dream. What a gifted team and couple. THANKS AGAIN MARGO & TODD! Nate and I won't forget the blessing you've given us just by specializing our wedding cake!
-Patricia and Nathaniel Southerland (Wedding Reception at Hampton Inn, Kinston NC)
I have 3 words...You're the best!!! I can't say enough about the kind service we received from the very first time which was the cake tasting, the cake was both beautiful and delicious I will definitely be using Margo and Todd again. Satisfied customer.
-Betty and Kenneth (LaGrande, NC)
Margo has done quite a few cakes for my family and most recently made cakes for my bridal shower, which was a surprise by my older sister, and my wedding cake. The cake Margo made for my bridal shower was so beautiful and had all the little girls at my shower going crazy!!! Although my bridal shower cake was beautiful and everyone loved it, nothing can compare to my wedding cake!! I showed Margo a picture of the cake I wanted and she recreated it and made it look even better than I had imagined!! I received so many compliments on my cake that night and had several people ask me who made it and for Margo's number!! Not only are her cakes beautiful, but they are the best tasting cakes I have ever had!! Thank you so much Margo and Todd for everything ya'll have done and for making all of our family wedding functions a success!!! We love you guys!! :-)
-Danielle (Wiggins) Barwick, Bridal Shower & Wedding (Goldsboro, NC)
Margo and Todd did an unbelievable job on our wedding cake and cupcakes. They even took my topper, a crystal horse and carriage, to another level by adding a blue led light that matched our colors. The cupcakes were awesome looking and tasting and our top layer that we cut was amazing. My only regret was that we couldn't really enjoy it because of so much activity, but am looking forward to our anniversary so we can really enjoy our cake! Thank you so much for everything!
-Cedric and Rovonda Bradford's Wedding(Goldsboro, NC)
Thank you for the awesome birthday cake for my husband's birthday. Not only did it look just like the picture I sent you but it tasted heavenly! Thank you both again so much!!
-Chuck's Birthday Party (Goldsboro, NC)
Margo and Todd, I just wanted to say thank you for the beautiful cake that you made for my birthday! My husband suprised me at work with the greatest Snoopy cake and cupcakes for all of my students! (I teach second grade.) This was the greatest cake I have ever received! I didn't want to cut it because it was so beautifully made. All of my students loved the cupcakes and your hard work made this such a special day! Todd was such a big help in pulling off the surprise and I think he was just as excited as my husband. I know he enjoyed being in on the surprise and seeing my shock and enjoyment! Thank you so much!
-Beth Smith (Birthday)
First let me say THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for your willingness to make our wedding cake with less than 2 weeks notice. You guys really did a FANTASTIC job. We received so many compliments on how beautiful it was and how great it tasted. I heard people say sometimes that the best outcomes can happen when there is less time to plan and you have to make instant decisions. That’s exactly what happened with our cake. I don’t think we could have made a better choice had we been given more time. We tried to save the anniversary piece but when we returned from our honeymoon, they had already cut into it. So we just finished it off. LOL!!! Again, we really appreciate you stepping in at the last minute.
-Shiquita and Randy (Andrews, SC)
I live in Galveston, TX and went to NC to throw my 6 yr old nephew a birthday party. In need of the perfect cake, I found Margo and Todd doing a google search. We coordinated everything over email and they delivered the cake as planned. The "Transformers" cake was a huge success and there wasn't a boy in the room that didn't have a smile on his face. It was even better than the photo website and it tasted great. Thanks Margo & Todd for making sure that I'm the favorite aunt!
-Annamary (Birthday in Faison, NC)
My son wanted a Star Wars cake for his 6th birthday and Margo and Todd exceeded all of our expectations. It turned out amazing and my son LOVED the lightsaber! The Star Wars lettering was perfect - and edible! My husband thought it was the best tasting birthday cake he had ever eaten. Margo and Todd were so easy to work with and they even delivered the cake right to our party location which made it so easy for me on such a busy day. I will absolutely be ordering from Margo again soon!
-C. Hallow (Son's birthday party, Goldsboro, NC)
Margo is simply the BEST. I was faced with the challenge of coordinating my grandmother's 100th birthday celebration from Memphis, TN. I thought it would be impossible to find what I was looking for but as soon as I typed in the search, Margo's website came up. How blessed I was to find her. We were able to work flawless via email and phone calls. I sent her a photograph of what I wanted and her answer was an immediate: "I can do that cake". Not only was the cake a hit but it was sooooooo delicious. I will forever be indebited to Margo and will use her on random occasions when I am in Goldsboro just because it was such a wonderful experience. Thank you so much!
-Carol Mosley, E. A. McCann Centennial Celebration
Margo made THE most beautiful cake for our daughter's 16th birthday party! I had sent her pictures of what we wanted (having seen far too many episodes of Cake Boss..haha) but little did I know that the cake Margo would make would far exceed any of my expectations! It was absolutely beautiful and all 3 flavors we had (marble, red velvet and lemon) tasted great! Even the fondant was good, much to our surprise. Margo and Todd were wonderful to work with and I highly recommend them for any occasion. We'll definitely be using Margo again for any of our cake needs. Thank you SO much for all your hard work as it was a huge hit!
-Dave and Julie Muehlenthaler (Daughter's Sweet 16 Party)
My experience with Margo and Todd was fantastic! Working in law enforcement for 13 years, we all truly have co-workers that ARE family. It was with devastating finality that my partner of over a decade was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. Where the rest of our extended work family was shedding tears, my partner/father decided he wanted to say goodbye while still here surrounded by his huge family and friends. It was with bitter sweetness that we decided to have his wake while he was with us. My partner was over the moon!
Being a marine for 20 years, a police chief, and finally a deputy sheriff led us on a frantic search to find a pastry chef to help us make his dream come true. It was Margo that came to our rescue. Armed with a photo and an idea, Margo set her sights and skills to a short notice elaborate confection.
It was two days before is wake party that we got word that my partner was told he wouldn't make it over the weekend. It was heart breaking. When I met Todd at the pick up location I was completely in awe! The multi-layer cake was decorated to the last detail to resemble a U.S. marine dress uniform! Margo was so detail conscious her dedication to her work was daringly obvious from the U.S. marine logo to the brass buttons. I started to cry as I saw it.
When I arrived and unloaded the cake for the wake, the marines there, the deputies, police officers, and my partners family all were flabbergasted! My partner's wife was brought in first and upon seeing it, promptly burst into tears! When everyone else came into the church, flashes and camcorders were working overtime to try and capture the cake. I sang Margo's praises and even framed a product sheet with her website.
The wake was on a Saturday night. My dear partner was transported into the hall and promptly started to weep. He was so happy! His appreciation and enjoyment of his cake was so immensely obvious. For the first time since he received his diagnoses his eyes twinkled and his face glowed with happiness.
Margo's cake was luscious! The cake was feather light and so buttery. The frosting smooth and creamy on the palette tempted every one there to finger swipe additional sweetness. The next morning after the wake my partner and good friend was found in his bed a slight smile on his face and surrounded by his pictures of those that attended his wake. He had passed over the night.
I was crushed and so was everyone else. Margo and Todd provided a profound memory for us, but it provided a bridge for my partner, Euel. For that night he wasn't a cancer patient. He became a marine, a police chief, and a sheriff all over again.
Margo, thank you so much for your beautiful creation, your high quality standards, and most importantly, for being an angel of mercy. You didn't have much notice and you didn't have to be the very picture of compassion. However you should know he went out of this life with joy. Your creation was everything and more to him and his family. Expect more orders from us. I am a life long customer. God bless you Margo and Todd.
- Sincerely, Susie J. Warren
I truly enjoyed working with Margo on my wedding cake. She made the process easy and the tasting was one of our favorite pre-wedding memories. My Fiancé, my Mom and I had so much fun narrowing down all the yummy choices. Our cake turned out exactly as I imagined and tasted even better. Margo’s level of perfection and professionalism is exactly what a busy soon-to-be bride needs!
-Natasha Stancill-Richman, Washington D.C. (Wedding at Lane Tree Country Club in Goldsboro, NC.)
The red velvet cake that Margo makes is very good. I had it at my wedding for the grooms cake and also my friend had it for her wedding. Both times, very tasty! Margo is great to work with and will go over any design or taste you want to try out. Thanks again Margo for a great job!
-Kimberly Williams Knox (Wedding in Goldsboro, NC)
We at the Paper Place love Margo and Todd. They go beyond to give you want you want. Always fresh never frozen. We have not had anything that wasn't absolutely delicious..........You won't go wrong with Margo...AMAZING......
-Beth Worley, Paper Place, Goldsboro, NC
Thank you so much for the wonderful job you guys did on my daughter's cake. It was absolutely amazing as well as very very delicious. Thank you for your hard work, it was a HUGE hit. I am recomending you guys to everyone I know. Thanks again.
-Monika Donnelly (Birthday Party at Logans, Goldsboro, NC)
I have worked with Margo on more than one occasion for my cake needs. Margo's cakes are absolutely as delicious as they are beautiful. I trust her with all my special once in a lifetime occasion cakes. Margo was so helpful and very easy to work with. I love her!
-Vicky Le (Sister in Law's Wedding at Arts Council, and multiple family events in Goldsboro, NC)
Margo's cake was the hit of my daughter's birthday party. We had a 3-dimensional purse cake that looked so real most parents thought it was a centerpiece! Not only was it absolutely fabulous looking, it tasted just as great! Margo was extremely helpful and was able to fulfill all of my daughter's wishes. You can't go wrong with one of Margo's cakes!
-Maisha and Ryan O'Neal (Birthday Party in Goldsboro, NC)
Our cake was amazing. The taste was on point and Mrs. Margo made it look beautiful. The price was wow. I had a lady in Rocky Mount quote me for $450 and Mrs. Margo beat that price.
-Tina Romig (Wedding at Lane Tree in Goldsboro, NC)
We were recommended by a friend who recently ordered a birthday cake from Margo. The princess cake that we ordered for our daughter's birthday was beautiful and very delicious. Even my father liked the chocolate butter cream icing, and he never likes any butter cream icing especially when it is chocolate. Ordering was so easy and especially since we changed the color scheme a couple days before pick-up. It was also so wonderful that they delivered the cake to us. Thank you for all the hard work and caring about our very special occasion. I recommend Margo and Todd to everyone who wants a beautiful, personalized cake for any special occasion.
-Kristina and David Raynes (Birthday in Goldsboro, NC)
Our Cake was great!!!!!! It was very moist and had a wonderful taste to it. I will be getting all of my cakes from you!!!!!!!! Thank You again!!!!!!!!!
-Nakeea Hieke (Birthday in Goldsboro, NC)
These are some of the best cakes and cheesecakes in Wayne County; alright some of the best pastries in North Carolina!
-Valerie Twitty (Fall Wedding Festival, Goldsboro, NC)
Love Love Margos cakes!!!! Every cake or treats I have needed for the last 2 years have come from Margo. The designs are always great and exactly what I asked for, and they taste great ! Thank you Margo!
-Heather Jackson (Many Events, Goldsboro, NC)
First of all, I would like to thank Margo Smith for the effort she put into the cake I requested. I planned a surprise Engagement Party for one of my dearest friends. She recently got engaged and I know she was not expecting anything at all, that is why a friend and I planned this little party. I wanted to do something SPECIAL , something that she would remember forever, and the one thing that I could think of was to make a cake with a picture of her fiance and her. I wanted to capture their personality in a picture that would let everyone know what kind of wonderful relationship she has with her fiance, and when I requested the cake from Margo, I was expecting something good, but she definitely surprised EVERYONE, including the bride to be. All of my friends, and her family members that attended this party were amazed at how wonderful the cake looked, and of course.. how delicious it tasted. I am definitely going to start requesting cakes from Margo for every special occasion, and I would strongly suggest for everyone who knows about her business to request her cakes as well!!! Thank you so much again, Margo. You definitely helped me make my friend's engagement sweeter and better!!!!
-Chrissie Guevremont (Surprise Engagement Party at Logans Steak House in Goldsboro, NC)
I would like to thank Margo & Todd for all the cakes, cup cakes, and cheese cakes you have made for me. They have all been great and your work is outstanding and just perfect every time. The way you go out of your way to help others is so sweet and thoughtful. The extra toppings you have shared are the best ever. Peanut butter, caramel, watermelon, and all the others are worth coming back over and over again for. THANK YOU BOTH very much. Love you & thanks for being my new friends.
What an amazing cake! I have never seen something so beautiful that tasted as good as it looked! Thank you so much!!
The cake was one of the biggest and one of the most beautiful cakes we have seen! Margo & Todd did excellent work and the cake turned out beautiful. Thank you!
-Brian and Erica Babb (Wedding at Lane Tree Country Club in Goldsboro, NC)
Cake was great. Lots of compliments!
-Kris Hines (Wedding Shower at Murphy's Place, Goldsboro, NC)
I would just like to say thank you Mrs. Margo for making my mother a wonderful cake for her birthday. The Tim Mcgraw cake you made for her was fantastic!!! It was really good and moist and not too sweet!! You will surely be who I call from now on for all of our cakes... Thanks again!
-Danielle Griffin (Mother's Birthday at Fremont Rescue)
My baby girl had her fifth birthday party yesterday in Dora, and Margo did a FANTASTIC JOB!!! The cake was perfect!!! Everyone was ohh and awws and wanted to know where I got it from. Not only did it look great it tasted great also! Thank you Margo I will be getting all of my cakes from you from now on!
-Natasha Babb (Dudley)
Our cake was absolutely gorgeous!! It was better than we imagined and tasted wonderful too!! Margo is amazing and every little detail was perfect!! Thanks again, we loved it!!!
-Brooke Fail (Wedding in Mount Olive, NC)
Margo and Todd... you both exceeded all expectations. From the Bachelorette Cake to the Grooms Cake at the Rehearsal Dinner to the Wedding Cake... all were outstanding. Great friendly service and delivery too! Thanks so much, Mike and Linda Giuliani
-Mike and Linda Giuliani (Bachelorette Party at Top Hat, Rehearsal Dinner at Murphy's Place and Wedding Reception at Lane Tree)
I have to say that no one cooks a cake better than my mom, but Margo Smith was very very close!! Her hospitality, patience, creativity, and professionalism were outstanding. Planning a wedding was definitely challenging for me and my husband, so the understanding Margo and Todd showed was appreciated. She was on time with the set up of the cake and displayed her creation beautifully. The cakes were very delicious. We had the lemon, red velvet, strawberry, german chocolate, chocolate, and caramel cakes. People are still talking about our cake. Thank you Margo and Todd for making our wedding a day to remember!!! We are already anticipating our 1 year anniversary so we can get another order in!!!! LOL!!!
-Ralph & Tia Love (Wedding in Wilson, NC)
Both our groom's cake and wedding cake were absolutely perfect and everything we had asked for. Our beach-themed groom's cake had amazing details--down to the hand-made beach chairs. We also had different flavors on each layer of our wedding cake--what a hit!! Both cakes were delivered to our event which was so helpful! Thank you Margo and Todd for all that you did to make our wedding weekend extra special!
-Georgia and Justin Hill (Rehearsal Dinner and Wedding, Goldsboro NC)
I contacted Margo on short notice to order a graduation cake. The cake was absolutely amazing and was a perfect match with the theme. The cake was delicious and with my experience in the past, is very rare. They delivered the cake and set it up even though it was not a huge cake so I was very grateful that I didn't have to worry about it. They are the BEST!!!
-Leeann (Graduation, NC)
Margo I would just like to say that the cake you made for my birthday was the most beautiful cake I have ever seen. It was the centerpiece for the party and it was perfect. Usually pretty cakes don't taste very good but this one tasted as good as it looked. I was so surprised by the beauty of it. Thank you so much and I will definitely be ordering from you again. Thanks!
-Mitch and Jo Ellen Ham (Birthday)
The cake Margo Smith did for our wedding was AMAZING. We were very undecisive on the flavors we wanted so we "compromised" and decided to make each cake layer and frosting something different. WOW! She did a phenomonal job on that. The design we picked out for the cake was matched perfectly if not better. We are so very greatful we chose her to do this. The cake was just absolutely beautiful. Words can not describe! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for doing this on our special day. We would recommend you to anyone with any occasion. Theres always a place on the table for any event with one of your creations!
-Eric & Cierra Daughtry (Wedding, Goldsboro Paramount Theater, NC)
Margo has done my daughter's 1st birthday cake, and she has just done my daughter's 3rd birthday cake! It was AMAZING!!! She never ceases to amaze me with her cakes! Not only was it beautiful, it tasted so good, we had so many compliments. I have recommended everyone that asks me if I know someone that can do cakes to her. Margo is the only one that I will be contacting to do any cakes I need.
The word "amazing" does not begin to describe how wonderful our cake was. The passion for detail that Margo possesses is a rare find. I have tried several wedding cakes in my lifetime, and while some were very beautiful, the taste and freshness were always a disappointment. I had come to believe there was no such thing as a "good looking" AND "good tasting" wedding cake. Meeting Margo and tasting her cakes (I am happy to say) have proven my theory wrong. It IS possible to have both an incredible looking AND tasting wedding cake (or any type of cake for that matter)- and it's here at Margo Smith's Cake Creations!! My husband and I were THRILLED with our cake as it exceeded all of our expectations. Your special day will radiate even more with one of Margo Smiths cakes as your centerpiece and you can rest assured knowing it is great hands!! My new husband and I are hooked and look forward to many more cakes from Margo in the future!!
-Katie and Alex Swinson (Beach Wedding, NC)
I am not sure how my mom found Margo, but I am sure glad she did! Margo did a fabulous job on our wedding and grooms cake! You can imagine my surprise when she told me she could create any cake that I wanted. I drew out a picture and she imitated it beautifully. We loved both of our cakes and highly recommend her! Thanks again for your hard work :D
-Heather Summers (Wedding, Seymour Johnson AFB, NC)
I was in the middle of planning my wedding and was working with a tight budget. I had called around to a few places to get quotes for a wedding cake and they were all way out of my budget. I was beginning to lose hope and was about to have a family member make my cake even though I very hesitant of that since she didn't really have any previous experience with wedding cakes. One day I was at the gas station close to where I live and saw Margo Smith's business cards; I sent them an email about what all I was interested in and to my surprise the price that they quoted was perfect within my budget!! I ended up getting the wedding cake of my dreams within a reasonable price and they also ended up just living right down the road from me! They delivered the cake to the reception in a timely manner and it ended up being the best looking cake I've ever seen, not to mention it was delicious!! Can't wait until our first anniversary when they make us the free top tier from our wedding cake! I will never go anywhere else to get a cake they were fun to work with and very caring!
-Amber M. Anderson (Wedding, NC)
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