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Looking for a cake with photos on top

quigster Apr 20, 2007 08:05 AM

Does anyone know anywhere in Boston or the surrounding area that I could get a cake that has a photo printed into the icing on top?

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    Bidnezz Apr 20, 2007 08:07 AM

    Don't most grocery stores do that? Try calling Shaws or Stop and Shop. I bet their bakeries do that.

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      quigster Apr 20, 2007 08:13 AM

      I just checked the Shaws web site and it looks like they do make these cakes. Thanks! I'm a newbie to the US so I wasn't sure where to look.

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      lypp Apr 20, 2007 08:12 AM

      Mike's Pastry in the North End definitely does this.

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        mapgirl Apr 20, 2007 08:22 AM

        Daniel's on Washington street in Brighton also does it

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          gourmaniac Apr 20, 2007 08:54 AM

          Second Daniel's. Good cake at a very good price and they do photo cakes.

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            Luther Apr 20, 2007 09:39 AM

            I got a good photo cake there last year... are they still open? Or did they close for good?

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              Allstonian Apr 20, 2007 10:00 AM

              They're open - BFP very sweetly brought me a half-pound of their sesame cookies just a couple of days ago, even though he doesn't like the cookies himself.

          2. DavisSquare Apr 20, 2007 08:38 AM

            I think I've seen these at Lyndell's Bakery in Somerville. I'd suggest finding a real bakery, though, as cakes from the supermarket are not usually chow-worthy.

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              ginnyhw Apr 20, 2007 09:53 AM

              Try Party Favors in Coolidge Corner (Brookline)

              1. LindaWhit Apr 20, 2007 10:07 AM

                BJ's Wholesale Club does these types of photo cakes, and the cake and icing is surprisingly good!

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                  pamalamb Apr 20, 2007 11:52 AM

                  So does Costco... in fact, they make my favorite standard sheet cake.

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                    Luther Apr 20, 2007 07:42 PM

                    That Costco cake is as delicious as it is a good value. Do they do photos at the Waltham location?

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                      pamalamb Apr 22, 2007 07:11 AM

                      I believe so, but I don't do the Costco shopping in my family. I haven't been in over a year.

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                  Redhohoho Apr 20, 2007 10:43 AM

                  Try Lyndell's in Somerville

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                    paulgardner Apr 20, 2007 11:02 AM

                    Sudbury farms/Roche Bros. does a nice job with photo cakes.

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                      AnnieP Apr 20, 2007 12:36 PM

                      A colleague recenrtly brought in leftover sheet cake from Hannaford's that was good- I'm sure they do them as well.

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