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Gogun Nov 3, 2006 04:37 PM

Heading through Leslie/Don Mills/York Mills area on my way to a birthday.

Where can a good cake, not too sweet, made from scratch & with good quality ingredients be found?

Something near Don Mills/York Mills area like this????

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    embee Nov 3, 2006 04:46 PM

    There are several places in what appears to be an industrial mall at, I think, 1875 Leslie. There are bakeries for sure. There is also a food shop there called Fitz Henri that has delicious baking, but I don't know whether they stock ready made cakes - you'd need to call first.

    Chapmans in the Bayview/York Mills plaza also has some excellent baked stuff.

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      Gogun Nov 3, 2006 05:25 PM

      Hey... Chapmans is the sort of thing I was thinking of, but they don't stock ready made cakes... hmmm...

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        embee Nov 3, 2006 05:34 PM

        Are you sure? I have bought cakes at Chapmans in the past. Very expensive but usually good (even some of the "dietetic" cakes have been edible)

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        Gogun Nov 3, 2006 05:39 PM

        I just called them... they said they have coffee cake & such, but for any fancy cake you have to pre-order a day in advance.

        I'm trying to call Fitz Henri, but getting constant busy signals.

        Yeah, I'd prefer to avoid "very" expensive, but would like to find a really good, wholesome, tasty, well-made cake...

        Any other thoughts?

        1. Chester Eleganté Nov 3, 2006 06:53 PM

          How bout the Maxim Patisserie on Finch between Leslie and Bayview?

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            jamsy Nov 3, 2006 08:11 PM

            Maxim has a really nice Strawberry Meringue cake. My family loves it!

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            Helen Nov 3, 2006 07:45 PM

            I think Fitz Henri has gone from there but Phipps is down that little road.

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              Zengarden Nov 3, 2006 09:19 PM

              There is also Arz Bakery on Lawrence Avenue East. Cakes are fresh and delcious.

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                Gogun Nov 3, 2006 09:24 PM

                Hmmm... I tried to go to Fitz Henri but it's true... it's gone.

                I went to Maxim and it looks like a good cake.

                I saw the sign for Phipps, but didn't realise it was a bakery. Damn.

                I would have tried Arz Bakery, too, if I had seen the message in time.

                But it looks like I'll be happy with what I got from Maxim.

                Thanks!

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                erly Nov 4, 2006 07:11 PM

                Longo's at Leslie and York mills has excellent selection of cakes and pies.
                What-a-bagel same plaza carries great chocolate buffalo's.
                Nothing else to rave about.
                Maxim frurther north is just O.K.
                Unfortunately we are basically a bakery wasteland.

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