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Need a yummy birthday cake. In the shape of a car or motorcycle please...

kittychow Apr 12, 2007 09:33 AM

I need to find a good bakery that will make a children's style cake. This is for an automotive business anniversary party. I'd like a car or motorcycle cake big enough for 20 people. Grown-ups will be eating the cake so having it be tasty is a must. Thanks!

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    Albie RE: kittychow Apr 12, 2007 09:39 AM

    Party Favors in Brookline should fit the bill perfectly.

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      DowntownChick RE: Albie Apr 12, 2007 09:46 AM

      I second that recommendation! They do beautiful and really tasty cakes. They have very creative designs - they even made my friend a cake in the shape of a toilet!

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        Truh RE: DowntownChick Apr 12, 2007 12:38 PM

        I once brought a photo of a tractor to Party Favors, and they made an excellent, edible rendition of it. I think you need to give them about a week to create a specialty cake like this.

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          powella RE: Truh Apr 12, 2007 03:36 PM

          I recommend tasting a Party Favors cupcake before ordering a huge cake there. I'm one of those people who can't stand shortening in my frosting, and that is what Party Favors (and most other bakeries, Rosie's being one exception I know of) uses. If tastiness is important to you, it's easy to try one of their cupcakes on site.

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            Gabatta RE: powella Apr 12, 2007 05:05 PM

            I reccomend tasting a Party Favors cupcake when you go in to order as well. You will end up leaving up with at least a half dozen for the ride home! Party Favors is the best!!

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              tall sarah RE: powella Apr 13, 2007 04:58 AM

              Party Favors makes beautiful cakes. I do not like their taste at all. The cake part is chemical tasting (like a box mix that could be made at home) and the frosting is made with shortening as powella describes. If you prefer frosting made from butter, Konditor Meister makes really delicious cakes. They do make the cakes the day of pickup, so you won't have any "freezer" taste either.

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                Chris VR RE: powella Apr 13, 2007 09:06 AM

                Agreed, I am not a fan of Party Favors. They look great but always leave me wanting in the taste department.

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          North Ender RE: kittychow Apr 12, 2007 10:28 AM

          Apologies if this posts twice ... Konditor Meister in Braintree is genius at this sort of thing.


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            Bostonbob3 RE: kittychow Apr 12, 2007 01:28 PM

            Cakes To Remember would do an amazing job. Although they specialize in wedding cakes, I've seen some of their custom party cakes and they're amazing. And delicious.


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              cambridgejen RE: kittychow Apr 12, 2007 01:35 PM

              Montilio's is well known for their creative cakes.

              1. Chris VR RE: kittychow Apr 12, 2007 03:30 PM

                I've viewed the portfolio for The Icing on the Cake (www.theicingonthecake.com) and it's a lot more interesting than what they show on their website- I'm sure they could do it. I really like their cakes too.

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                  Blumie RE: Chris VR Apr 12, 2007 08:55 PM

                  Having had generally good, but occasionally disappointing, results with Party Favors, we switched to The Icing on the Cake and have never looked back. Their cakes are just as creative as Party Favor and are more consistently good.

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                    Chris VR RE: Blumie Apr 13, 2007 09:07 AM

                    I love the selction of cakes/fillings, too. Amaretto, Grand Marnier, etc.

                2. gansu girl RE: kittychow Apr 12, 2007 03:59 PM

                  Lyndell's in Somerville is our go-to place for kid-style cake. They are fun and delicious (in a traditional bakery-cake kind of way). Cakes to Remember did our wedding cake and it was absolutely fantastic - looked great (think Mad Hatter all sort of falling down) and tasted even better. That'd be my high-brow rec, for sure.

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                    eastiefoodie RE: kittychow Apr 12, 2007 05:14 PM

                    Sweet Tooth bakery makes delicious cakes. They made an extremely unique cake with a chianti bottle rising out of the surface for my friend's 30th - even added small details such as having the vintage year as 1977 (birth year). They can get pricey, however. This cake fed over 40 people easily.

                    1. limster RE: kittychow Apr 12, 2007 07:32 PM

                      I'd definitely try Cafe Cakes in Watertown.

                      1. hiddenboston RE: kittychow Apr 13, 2007 09:45 AM

                        I'd recommend going to Eastern Standard (KIDDING). No, I would definitely agree with North Ender and go to Konditor Meister in Braintree. I'm sure they would gladly do something like that.

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                          Joanie RE: hiddenboston Apr 13, 2007 11:16 AM

                          Ha ha, good one.

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                            Bostonbob3 RE: hiddenboston Apr 13, 2007 11:22 AM

                            I know they don't makes cakes, but I thought Marc would have recommended The Paddock for their pies.

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                              hiddenboston RE: Bostonbob3 Apr 13, 2007 11:26 AM

                              No, I get my pies at Eastern Standard, too.

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                            michela RE: kittychow Apr 23, 2007 02:14 PM

                            I agree with the suggestion of Party Favors in Brookline. They have really done wonders for specific theme cakes for birthday parties.

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                              Coca Cola RE: kittychow Apr 23, 2007 04:08 PM

                              You're kidding me! Did you try Stop & Shop?

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                                linz RE: kittychow Apr 24, 2007 05:53 PM

                                if you want cake that tastes GOOD, take it from a pastry chef and do not go to konditormeister's, rosie's, or montillio's. save yourself the money and buy some cake mix and a few pans. I actually kind of like the roche brothers grocery store cakes. you could try Quebrada in Wellesley, they're ok but nothing spectacular.

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