I first used Mary's Cakes and Pastries for my daughters first birthday. I brought home the most beautiful and delicious cake I have ever seen. They also have fresh baked pastries daily so its always a fantastic idea to stop in for a quick treat. The caliber of the cakes and design are unparalled in the west Alabama area. You won't be more happy with any other bakery for all of your came and pastry needs. They have wonderfully creative and fantastic ideas all you have to give them is an idea of what you are looking for and prepare yourself to be pleasantly suprised. These cakes can be a bit pricey but I consider the expense well worth it when my daughter's eyes lit up and the sight of her cake. They even realized that the icing I had selected differed from the original design and called to confirm the change. Customer service like that doesn't exist anymore. The staff was incredibly helpful and I was able to get my order in only a week before the party. They do advise that you place your orders in advance. They specialize in cakes for all occasions, weddings, birthday parties, and any other celebration. From whimsical to a classic wedding cake they can do it all.