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starburst Jan 16, 2007 07:40 PM

What are your favorite cakes to buy for celebrations in the Twin Cities? I used to love the Strawberry Scandinavian Torte at Taste of Scandinavia. I'm looking for a yummy cake for a graduation party.

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    churchka Jan 16, 2007 08:11 PM

    The Baker's Wife has amazing cakes. They are big, moist and tasty. We ordered a fairly plain cake from them. They found out it was for our very small wedding and they make it super pretty. It was a great touch to a great cake.

    My husband stops by there all the time for other pastries too. I've never tried anything but the cake, but he swears by it.

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      St Paul Susie Jan 16, 2007 09:43 PM

      I tend to go for cupcakes (small kids) and I will only go to PJ murphys in st paul on Randolf - btw Hamline & Lexington.

      the cupcakes are 75 cents, are a great size & have excellent frosting - very moist & I get an assortment of chocolate, vanilla etc.

      I did get a cake last year from them as well - it was pretty good - I remember why I prefer cupcakes - much easier to serve to a crowd.

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        The Dairy Queen Jan 17, 2007 03:15 AM

        I love PJ Murphy's cupcakes! Also, I love the adorable "monster" cookies and "tea hat" cookies they make.

        (The exact cross street on Randolph is Syndicate, which is, as Susie says, between Ham and Lex.)

        ~TDQ

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        KTFoley Jan 16, 2007 10:02 PM

        In a different thread about wedding cakes, there was a discussion about Soile Anderson's torte possibly being available through her new outlets, Deco Catering and/or Finnish Bistro.

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          Sven Jan 17, 2007 05:34 PM

          Deco Catering isn't new, it has been around for years as a spin off of The Deco Restaurant she ran in St. Paul years ago. The Finnish Bistro is simply a new face on her old Como Av. Taste of Scandinavia location. That notwithstanding, you could still check on the cakes.

        2. AnneInMpls Jan 16, 2007 11:59 PM

          My favorite places for celebratory cake are the Franklin Street Bakery, Birchwood Cafe, and Turtle Bread, and Key's Cafe in Roseville. (I love Key's House Chocolate Cake with sour-cream icing!)

          But definitely check out the Finnish Bistro if you're pining for Soile Anderson's cakes. I'm so glad she's still around and cooking!

          Anne

          1. Sven Jan 17, 2007 05:35 PM

            I may sound like a broken record here but I'm going to put in another plug for Jerebek's Bakery in St. Paul. The cakes are reasonably priced and very good.

            1. katebauer Jan 17, 2007 05:40 PM

              I'm not a huge cake person, especially super sweet cakes, but we got our wedding cake from A Baker's Wife because the owners are friends of my husband's. It was absolutely beautiful even though we didn't give them any direction about decoration and people RAVED about it. We had so much left over I took a regular cake size chunk into work with me the next day and it was gone in 30 minutes (at 8am!) They also made us 3 cheesecakes which where absolutely amazing.

              1. chompchomp Jan 17, 2007 08:21 PM

                The chocolate chocolate cake at Cafe Latte (as well as their Turtle Cake) is absolutely mind blowing.

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                  Nathan_1118 Jan 17, 2007 08:31 PM

                  Am I the only one who is consistantly drawn to Wuollet's? Especially their raspberry layer cakes?

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                    tingerbell Jan 19, 2007 06:23 PM

                    No you are not the only person.. I love wuollet especially their Strawberry Souffle.

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                    paulieb Jan 19, 2007 03:40 AM

                    Scandia bakery on 34th avenue and 50th street in Minneapolis. Their cakes are fantastic...if you like Scandinavian desserts. In fact, the cake was used for our graduation party!

                    1. SungSook Feb 11, 2007 11:45 PM

                      Franklin Street Bakery. http://www.franklinstreetbakery.com/

                      My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

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