Our office manager insists on ordering birthday cakes for the staff from Darlene's even though no one likes them. The cake itself is mediocre, being dry, not flavorful at all and very bland. The only choices seem to be yellow or chocolate, but they taste exactly the same. The chocolate doesn't even have any chocolate flavor. The worst part though is the icing which, in a word, is disgusting. It's that nasty kind of thick, cloying, pasty icing that is made from Crisco and sugar and it tastes dreadful. They pile ten tons of it on the cake and it's just gross. The cakes aren't professionally decorated either, just some crappy icing balloons and very average lettering. It is pretty ridiculous to charge their sky high prices for a cake that is pretty much a step down from a Wal-mart cake, and Wal-mart cakes are pretty gross too. You'd be far, far better off making a cake from scratch, or even a mix. If you don't have the time, the HG Hill grocery store downtown makes DELICIOUS cakes that are far more reasonably priced. I can't recommend Darlene's at all. I don't know how they stay in business. Anyone could make a better cake and decorate it better too.