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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.

Any suggestions?


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    cake Feb 23, 2006 09:00 AM

    future's bakery. ask which cakes they have whole in stock.

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      electra Feb 23, 2006 09:26 AM

      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.

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        qwerty Feb 23, 2006 04:38 PM

        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.

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          michelle Feb 27, 2006 09:01 PM

          Dessert Trends (Harbord and Brunswick) is a lovely bakery...I've only tried their pastries, but call ahead to see if they have cakes too. If they do, I'm sure they'll taste wonderful.

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          1. re: michelle
            nutellasandwiches Apr 8, 2008 08:36 PM

            I think Bakerbots is in the area.... no storefront yet.
            You'd probably have to call ahead as well.

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            Moonsammy Apr 10, 2008 03:45 AM

            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.

            1. Splendid Wine Snob Apr 10, 2008 09:32 AM

              Harbord Bakery

              (Oops-sorry I just noticed how old this thread is...)

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                alexbabe Apr 21, 2008 06:56 PM

                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!

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                1. re: alexbabe
                  toveggiegirl Apr 21, 2008 08:44 PM


                  Stubbe Chocolates & Pastry
                  653 Dupont St, Toronto, ON M6G, CA

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                    ellebelle Apr 22, 2008 10:01 PM

                    mmm.. the cakes on the website looks amazing.. i need to get a birthday cake soon but I can't pick from all of the choices..
                    what are your favourites? :)

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