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Cake Decorating Suppliers in the Philadelphia Area

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Laura D. Jan 11, 2007 02:57 PM

I'm on the hunt for some creative decorating tools, etc. for a cake I need to make in a few weeks. Normally I order most of my decorating instruments online, but I find that I generally get something different than what I was expecting given that I am not able to see the object in person before purchase. The only places that I really know of in the area to get supplies in person are A.C. Moore, as well as a small stand at the Quakertown Farmers Market. Does anyone have any suggestions for any other stores in the area that might supply cake-related things not typically found at the Williams & Sonomas and Kitchen Kapers of the world?

I live in Chestnut Hill and am willing to drive a fair distance (New Jersey, Delaware, etc) if I can find a place that has a great inventory. Thanks in advance!

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  1. bluehensfan RE: Laura D. Jan 11, 2007 03:13 PM

    Sorry (it's in Delaware) but Cannon's Custom Cakes on the Kirkwood Hwy between Wilmington and Newark has all kinds of nozzles and stuff.

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      cwatts RE: Laura D. Jan 11, 2007 04:49 PM

      Not sure how unusual the supplies are that you're looking for but you could try Fante's in the Italian Market in South Philly.
      You can shop before you go on their website and then check everything out in person:

      www.fantes.com

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        Bride of the Juggler RE: cwatts Jan 11, 2007 04:51 PM

        Yes, Fantes has a huge selection and very knowledgable salespeople. Thank you.

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        ChiliDude RE: Laura D. Jan 11, 2007 05:26 PM

        Fante's also has a website.

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          suzyscakes RE: Laura D. Mar 14, 2007 07:59 PM

          Candy Land Crafts, 201 W. Main St. Somerville, NJ 08876, (908) 685-0410, Website: http://www.candylandcrafts.com/

          1. Suefoo RE: Laura D. Mar 18, 2007 05:04 AM

            In the past, Sears had good cake decorating supplies. But that was years ago.
            I took my cake decorating class there back in the day. I have never returned because I always go to Fante's for everything I need.

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              Pinky RE: Suefoo Mar 19, 2007 08:17 PM

              There is a store in Hatboro - K P Kitchen Crafts located at 222 S. York Road. They carry cake and candy supplies. They are very nice and helpful. If they don't have what you are looking for - they can order it for you.
              I hope this helps.

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                Laura D. RE: Pinky Mar 20, 2007 04:03 AM

                It does, thanks, as I live fairly close to that. I'll have to check it out!

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              Candynut RE: Laura D. Sep 17, 2007 04:23 PM

              There is a place right across the bridge, in New Jersey (sorry). It is the greatest and has the biggest inventory that I have ever seen for both cake decorating and candy making supplies. It is called Cannon's Cake & Candy Supplies, at 1027 Chews Landing Road, in Laurel Springs - right off the Black Horse Pike.

              They not only have the biggest selection of things, but the girls in there are so very helpful. They always have answered all of my questions and have given me lots of advise on how to do things. And, I would guess that they have 1,000s of candy molds.

              They are definitely worth the drive.

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                Laura D. RE: Candynut Sep 17, 2007 05:02 PM

                Thanks for the suggestion! I still haven't gotten to the place in Horsham near me as they didn't have what I wanted the one time I called and seem to have very limited hours. As soon as I have a cake project (or am just looking for ideas) I'll definitely try out Cannons!

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                  Suefoo RE: Laura D. Nov 22, 2007 08:43 AM

                  I was surprised to find that Jo-Ann (formerly just fabric) in Springfield PA has cake decorating classes and supplies.www.joann.com for info and store locator.

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                goodbaker RE: Laura D. Aug 11, 2008 12:47 PM

                When I need something in a rush I go to Cannon's Cake and Candy supply in Laurel Springs. They don't have a website but their number is 856-346-6808

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                  lochnessy52 RE: goodbaker Apr 20, 2009 10:51 AM

                  i can usually find alot of good stuff at reading china & glass... they have a pretty good selection and tend to have a few things different from the norm.... theres one in the reading outlet center and also one in the lancaster outlets

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