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Tasty wedding cakes

josamania Jul 26, 2006 08:04 PM

As someone who enjoys dessert as much as me - it's such a shame (it's gross actually) to take a bite of a beautiful wedding cake and find it tastes like paste! Having said that, any recommendations for wedding cakes (or other creative desserts) that look nice and taste "phenonmenal"?

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    Sweet Pea Jul 31, 2006 04:48 PM

    Mmm...and La Rocca's strawberry lemon charlotte. Yum! Never had Shirley's, but it sounds like I'm missing out.

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      josamania Jul 31, 2006 03:20 PM

      Does La Rocca do wedding cakes??? I LOVE their almond meringe (sp?) crunch!

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        oakvillemom Jul 31, 2006 02:52 PM

        Our personal favorite is Sweet Gallery. Definitely NOT paste!!

        La Rocca is pretty good too.

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          Sweet Pea Jul 27, 2006 07:21 PM

          We had a Dufflet cake at our wedding 4 years ago, and it was nummy. But if I was doing it all over, I'd do tiers of cupcakes from the Cupcake Shoppe (on Yonge n. of Eglinton). They're beautiful, and you could do a variety of flavours (and trust me, they're all good!). It's a bit more unusual, but I think price-wise, you'll find it more reasonable than a full-sized wedding cake.

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            mtampoya Jul 27, 2006 07:50 PM

            the 'pretty in pink' and 'james brown' are my favs!

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              Suburban Gourmand Jul 27, 2006 08:04 PM

              I disagree...the Cupcake Shoppe cupcakes are really not very good (in comparison to others, like Shirleys). They are heavy on oil and not butter for the "buttercream" icing, and not as flavourful as others I'd had. They taste similar to those mini cupcakes available in the plastic packaging at Loblaws.

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                Sweet Pea Jul 28, 2006 02:43 PM

                Ah, see...I love the mini cupcakes from Loblaws. I guess that discredits my taste in cakes! :)

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                  mtampoya Jul 28, 2006 08:06 PM

                  I have never had Shirley's...please do tell me where it is. You see, I like CS better than Dufflet's cupcakes...I haven't really had any other's except those.

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                    Suburban Gourmand Jul 31, 2006 02:36 PM

                    Sorry Sweet Pea...don't mean to discredit tastes! I'm partial to Twinkies, so I'm probably worth "discrediting" myself!

                    Shirley's is available by appointment only. Her website has all the details, and she will come to you (bringing cake samples a-plenty)

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              iamam Jul 27, 2006 06:55 PM

              The Cake Lady makes a good looking and good tasting cake:


              She did my wedding and some of my friends weddings as well.

              1. mtampoya Jul 27, 2006 01:39 PM

                Yes Dufflet makes a great wedding cake. I think Red Tea Box makes them too...Also, check out Sen5es. They make fantastic cakes and very nicely decorated. www.mishsplayground.com

                1. estufarian Jul 27, 2006 01:37 PM

                  Fabian's cafe (876 Markham Road) made ours and everybody raved about them (we actually had two as my tradition was fruitcake and AmuseGirl's was carrot cake - they looked identical).
                  This is a German style baker - as apposed to most others recommended so far, which are French-style (more cream and sponge).
                  As for price - you can't beat Fabian! And there are many pictures on the wall of what he does.

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                    Sam Ottawa Jul 27, 2006 01:26 PM

                    Lovely cake from Dufflet at a wedding I attended recently.

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                      julesrules Jul 27, 2006 09:22 PM

                      I was happy with my duflet's cake, although normally i think they're already too ubiquitous to bother recommending them on the board. But they will do whatever size you want, and each layer can be a different flavour including their yummy carrot cake. I made a trek out of my way to see another baker recommended on this board a couple of years ago - his cakes are yummy and beautiful but I found they had a bit of a princess attitude about the whole thing - arguing with us about the size and type of cake I wanted. I was happy to "settle" for the professionalism of dufflets.

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                      oishi Jul 27, 2006 12:59 PM

                      Hmmm after looking at Shirley's web page I was thinking I should have gone there for my wedding. However I was quite satistfied with the place I went to (except that I couldn't eat the whole cake for myself ;) It's Dufflet: www.dufflet.com. There is another place close by called Red Tea Box, but I'm not entirely sure if they do wedding cakes. I presume they do because they always have a display of a wedding-sized cake in their front window. I could not find a web site for them but here is their other particulars: 416-203-8882, 696 Queen St West.

                      Oh now I want a yummy cake...

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                        Suburban Gourmand Jul 26, 2006 08:20 PM

                        Shirley Sweet Creations www.shirleysweetcreations.com

                        AMAZING work and so very tasty. She is former pasty chef at Windsor Arms Hotel, and is actually very reasonably priced. Try the double chocolate mousse cake, heavenly!

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                          LovesToEat Jul 26, 2006 08:47 PM

                          Yup, Shirley is amazing! She did our wedding cake and we were so pleased with it! It was beautiful and tasted great...we had guests sneaking seconds! I can't recommend her enough!

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