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Wedding Cake Emergency....PLEASE HELP!!

Lazar Aug 11, 2006 01:57 PM

Ok, my sister's wedding is on Sept. 2nd, and the bakery/baker that agreed to bake the cake (back in June) just called her and said that they aren't going to do it.

Aside from being incredibly angry and generally upset, my sister now needs to find another place to make the cake. But because she will be out of the country until a few days before the wedding, I am taking up the task.

That said, I am asking all of you out there for assistance. I have called a few places already and they have basically told me that they need 2 - 3 months notice (Marmalade is already booked until October). I do have appointments with Just Temptations, Irresistible Cakes, and Sweet Boutique, and I am awaiting call backs from Dessert Trends, and A Cake Story.

Does anyone out there know of any other place that makes an excellent wedding cake? My preference is in Toronto, but I will not turn away from establishments in the GTA or outlying areas.

Please, please help. I don't want my sister to worry about this, she has enough on her plate to contend with.

Any and all assistance is emphatically appreciated.

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    Suburban Gourmand RE: Lazar Aug 11, 2006 02:09 PM

    Call Shirley's Sweet Creations now!


    She will come to you! Excellent, excellent cake...former pastry chef at Windsor Arms.

    1. Lazar RE: Lazar Aug 11, 2006 02:53 PM

      Just called her, and she is unfortunately unavailable. But thank you again for the suggestion.

      Actually, saw her "cake portfolio" and she looks like she does some really excellent work.

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        Lizzie RE: Lazar Aug 11, 2006 02:57 PM

        Try http://www.icingonthecake.ca/.

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          phylao RE: Lazar Aug 11, 2006 02:57 PM

          try this:



          her cake tastes and looks very nice too!

          if you want her info PM me.

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            phylao RE: Lazar Aug 11, 2006 03:01 PM

            hm...looks like no PM here...

            then please contact her directly

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              Crusty Chef RE: Lazar Aug 11, 2006 03:09 PM

              Contact Madelaine at the Flaky Tart. 416-250-6795. She makes beautiful cakes and they taste great too!

              1. ltdan RE: Lazar Aug 11, 2006 03:39 PM

                The Dessert Lady (near Yonge & Bloor) makes wedding cakes. I have no idea if they're any good, but their other products are tasty. Pictures: http://www.dessertlady.ca/pb/wp_d6fc1...

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                  oishi RE: Lazar Aug 11, 2006 03:45 PM

                  You might want to try Dufflet (www.dufflet.com). They can make a real nice "celebration" cake in a short amount of time. You may not be able to get exactly what you originally wanted but I'm sure you can talk with them and work something out.

                  They do have yummy cakes.

                  Good luck!

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                    Olivia RE: oishi Aug 11, 2006 03:58 PM

                    I second Dufflet. They did my wedding cake on three weeks' notice--because that's all the notice they require.

                    My cake was three tiers, buttercream on the outside, and delicious on the inside with sponge and strawberries and more buttercream.

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                      Sweet Pea RE: Olivia Aug 11, 2006 05:27 PM

                      Hey! I had that cake too! It was indeed delicious, and not that bad price-wise compared to a lot of other bakeries.

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                        oishi RE: Olivia Aug 11, 2006 07:23 PM

                        I got this one too! In fact I dream of this cake... :)

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                      lmc1971 RE: Lazar Aug 11, 2006 05:54 PM

                      I'm getting married on Sept. 1 and I just ordered my cake from Dufflet on Tuesday. They only require 3 weeks notice and they do beautiful cakes at a reasonable price. Worth a look .

                      1. tuqueboy RE: Lazar Aug 11, 2006 10:45 PM

                        you could try fleur de lis bakery on yonge (north of davisville).

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                          starvin RE: Lazar Aug 12, 2006 01:24 AM

                          "The Cupcake Shoppe" located at 2417 Yonge St ( just north of Eglinton ) always has the most amazing wedding cakes in the window made entirely of cupcakes. It's a spectacular and unique looking cake....Also, their cupcakes are to die for...

                          Good Luck!

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                            oakvillemom RE: Lazar Aug 14, 2006 03:23 PM

                            Sweet Gallery in Etobicoke.

                            They did our cake (back in 1993) and it was fabulous. 5 different layers tiered on a stand. We had strawberry shortcake, sacher torte, german chocolate, dobos, and oh my gosh, I can't recall the fifth. (horror!!) ;) We still enjoy cakes that they make. They have a couple of locations in Toronto, but the head office is Etobicoke. Sorry I don't have a phone number handy.

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                              kasey j miller RE: Lazar Aug 14, 2006 07:59 PM

                              There is a place on Queen Street West, For the life of me I cannot remember the name, but they make the most outrageously beautiful cakes - I think it is called the red tea box?? or something like that?? If you can get Dufflet to make one, go with it, her cakes are lovely and delicious.

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                                chowgal RE: Lazar Aug 15, 2006 12:47 AM

                                Try Tara at 416-316-1777. She did a great birthday cake at very short notice for a friend's birthday party - 2 days notice. I am sure she can do a good job with your wedding cake.


                                1. Lazar RE: Lazar Aug 15, 2006 05:29 PM

                                  Hey everyone,

                                  First off, my most sincere and heartfelt thanks to everybody that gave me alternate bakers. It was a great help. I have never been to so many bakers in so few days and tried that many different samples of cake. In fact I don't think that I will be able to eat cake for a few weeks now (...too...much...cake.....what was Marie Antoniette thinking?).

                                  I am currently awaiting a couple of quotes, and hopefully we will be able to get a cake for my sister.

                                  The only disappointing thing was that we had to elminate Dufflet because of cost(too late to modify the cake budget), and the fact that they needed us to make a committment almost immediately, which didn't really work for my sister.

                                  Thanks again, I will let you all know which baker she decides on, and how it all goes.

                                  1. moiraknows RE: Lazar Aug 15, 2006 07:18 PM

                                    If all else fails, try getting a 9" wheel of triple cream cammembert and put a small boquet of flowers on the top for decoration. We did this at our wedding and everyone loved it! A different slant to the name "cheesecake"

                                    1. Lazar RE: Lazar Aug 16, 2006 01:02 PM

                                      ...Hey, that's not a bad idea. Everyone likes cheese...well except the lactose intoerant, but I have a feeling that they are jealous.

                                      I think I will mention that to ma soeur and see what she says.


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