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chanel360 Mar 20, 2007 12:31 PM

Going up to Orlando in a couple of weeks. Want to find a delicous bakery and the best tasting chocolates up there.. Any suggestions? MIA doesn't carry a decent chocolat store except plain ol' Godiva... Looking some home-made delicous treats!! All suggestions are welcome!

Thanks!

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    Big Bad Voodoo Lou RE: chanel360 Mar 20, 2007 03:09 PM

    The best bakery, as far as CAKES, is the Dessert Lady on Kirkman Road near the Conroy intersection. She has a wonderful cafe and you can just chill with a dessert and a glass of wine. Best in town, as far as I'm concerned. As for chocolate, there are a few chocolatiers up and down Park Avenue in swanky Winter Park, as well as Global Chocolate on Fairbanks near 17-92 (also in the Winter Park area), but I haven't been to any of them. There's one more in Baldwin Park, but I'm blanking on the name...

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      theflytyr RE: Big Bad Voodoo Lou Mar 20, 2007 04:17 PM

      Park Ave has Peterbrooke Chocolatier (a small chain out of Jax, FL I believe), while Baldwin Park has Farris and Foster's which is more of a small batch Chocolatier. Both are quite good, although I am partial to F & F's ever since they were in a small storefront in adjacent Audubon Park on Corrine Drive. There are others around I am told but have not personally visited these establishments.

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        Big Bad Voodoo Lou RE: theflytyr Mar 21, 2007 04:41 PM

        Farris and Foster's, that's the one I was thinking of. Some co-workers of mine loved it.

    2. netmover RE: chanel360 Mar 20, 2007 05:22 PM

      Winterpark has a very nice Chocolate store on the main drag...nice town!

      1. cherylp3 RE: chanel360 Mar 22, 2007 07:48 AM

        Schakolad Chocolate Factory - http://www.schakolad.com/

        I recently went here it was very good

        Farris and Fosters is good as well.

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          AlyKen RE: chanel360 Mar 22, 2007 08:40 AM

          Charlie's Bakery on Curry Ford Rd in Orlando makes some of the best cakes and cookies I've ever had. We used to get my mom's birthday cake from there every year. It's been at that location for at least 20 years.

          1. carinole RE: chanel360 Mar 22, 2007 09:14 AM

            I don't know if you want to make the drive but my favorite chocolates are from Angel & Phelps which is in Daytona Beach. www.angellandphelpschocolates.com. If you plan on heading to the beach, don't miss it.

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              chanel360 RE: carinole Mar 23, 2007 10:03 PM

              Thank you everyone! I really appreciate all your help on this.. I will def. jot all these places down.. I'm a serious chocoholic, and I've been determine to find a place that sells delicious baked goods.. It's sad that in Miami there isn't a bakery that sells home-made baked goods.. Only fudruckers by Int'l Mall!

              Cheers!

              MA

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