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small bday cake around triangle

does anyone know where i can get a small or even personal bday cake in the triangle area...really hope i don't have to resort to a supermarket bakery to get a bday cake, just want something small and tasty.

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  1. I've had some fabulous yummies from Mad Hatter's Bake Shop in Durham, both sheet cakes and individual cakes for a baby shower.

    1. The little cakes at Whole Foods are yummy. Amelia's in Chapel Hill and Durham has some tiny treats. Not sure if they can personalize them, though. Guglhupf has a delicious little chocolate and fruit tarts, but that's not cake. I haven't been to Mad hatter's in a while, but I always found them too sweet and lacking in depth of flavor, but that's coming from my snooty patooty euro-perspective. Honestly, though - if I had to buy a small (not person) cake for a friend today I'd head to Whole Foods.

      1. People seem to like Edible Art on Hillsborough but I have never had a piece of cake from them... the cakes look pretty. There is a place downtown on the corner of Willmington called the Square rabbit, I have only had their cupcakes but they were quite good.

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        1. re: jean9

          Square Rabbit's cakes are delicious! I'm sure they can make whatever you want. (I have a friend who always gets her daughter's birthday cakes there.) They're on Martin Street in downtown Raleigh.

        2. I've actually never managed to tell much of a difference between the offerings from Mad Hatter and those from a grocery store. I think the finest pastries in town come from Guglhupf and I have seen plenty of small one's in the display case, so I know they do them.

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          1. re: detlefchef

            Agree with detlefchef. I had a slice of cake at Madhatter's and I will never forget the experience because the cake was so awful. Far too sweet and too much frosting. It's not all bad there. I think their lunch options are pretty good but their cakes are yucky.

          2. Don't know if you're looking for ice cream or not, but the Carvel stores in Raleigh have some really small cakes and can personalize or custom decorate them. If you're an ex-Northerner that might be a real treat.