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Special Birthday Cake - NoVA

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myburg Feb 17, 2007 08:15 AM

I am planning a surprise birthday party for my husband in June. I am looking for a bakery to do a special birthday cake. Want something in Northern VA if possible, preferably as close to Loudoun Co. as possible. Any suggestions?? Thanks!

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  1. chowser RE: myburg Feb 17, 2007 10:29 AM

    My favorite bakery is Victoria's cakery in Fairfax City. It's a couple of miles south of 66 on Rt. 123.

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      MakingSense RE: myburg Feb 17, 2007 12:20 PM

      Wedding Cakes by Michael - 703-518-8165
      They did the most beautiful chocolate mousse birthday cake for my husband's 50th several years ago. And it tasted even better than it looked. Most of their trade now is wedding but simpler one layer shouldn't be as expensive.
      They're on Jeff Davis Hwy. near Old Town. No retail outlet. Strictly catering.
      http://www.weddingcakesbymichael.com/

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        meimei RE: myburg Feb 19, 2007 11:34 AM

        Do you mean special as in design? or as in ingrediant?
        Taste wise, I think Wegman does a pretty good job, and they are pretty easy going on supplimenting different toppings. Maria's bakery, which is a Chinese bakery (4316 Markham St Annandale, VA 22003 (703) 914-2828), has good cakes for a lighter flavor (they use more fresh fruit fillings and a whipped cream instead of icing/buttercream). Is you are looking for someone able to do special designs, Amphera (1151 Elden St Herndon, VA 20170 (703) 925-0505 ) has some really nice looking ones, but be ready to pay top bucks as well. There's another bakery in Herndon in the back end of the Clocktower shopping center that also does some special designs.

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          chowser RE: meimei Feb 19, 2007 12:18 PM

          Amphora has beautiful cakes but I haven't found one that I think tastes nearly as good as it looks. It's my in-laws "go-to" place for cakes so we have them fairly often. FWIW, it's far less expensive than Victoria's.

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            myburg RE: chowser Feb 22, 2007 07:24 PM

            Thanks for all the replies. I'm going to look into Victoria's...I did some research and that one sounded really good.
            To answer meimei's question, I guess I'm looking for something special in design, but one that also tastes good! I've had Amphora;s cakes and I agree with chowser...they look better than they taste.
            Glad to hear any other suggestions! :-)

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