Good Bakery for a cake in the annex?
- Cheech5001 Feb 23, 2006 08:53 AM
I need to pick up a birthday cake this afternoon in the Annex, near U of T...looking for something extra chocolatey and decadent.
Frangipane at the corner of Madison and Dupont! Had a yummy snowball cake from there, all the cakes are decorated beautifully and everything I've had from there has been delicious.
Walk to Whole Foods on Avenue or even better Pusateri's on Bay and pick a cake from Patachou or Rahier etc. there (they carry those cakes, and it is closer than going to either place).
Harbord bakery cakes are not very tasty, I would avoid them. Frangipane is ok, but selection is limited.
Dessert Trends makes a beautiful and delicious cake. Even if you order in advance, though, expect some amount of disorganisation when you go to pick it up.
I know this is an old thread, but if you're in the Annex, stay away from Frangipane. They have the worst service ever and their treats aren't good enough to justify their 'tude.
Try Stubbe Chocolates on Dupont at Christie, across from Loblaws so lots of free parking. The owner is German and apparently their stuff is in "the German tradition" which seems to mean delicious and chocolatey. No fruit tarts or anything like that, but chocolate, chocolate, CHOCOLATE. They do my BDay cakes every year. I get 4 or 5 depending on the guest list and have yet to score a piece of my own cake. I think they have a web site. I followed them from Ave and Dav to around the corner from my place (dangerous!) and haven't bothered looking on line.
Their speciality is truffles (try the hot chilli truffle!) but their cakes kick serious tush. Very chocolatey, very decadent. They also sell unsweetened hot chocolate powder which I love as I tend to find pre-mixed way too sweet.
If you like chocolate you MUST try these people!