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Does anyone know a good place for cake?

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  1. Take a look at this recent thread: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/371633

    Also, posters on this board often recommend Truly Jurg's in Kenmore Sq. I haven't been there but its gotten favorable reviews.

    If you need to satisfy a sweet craving, Garden of Eden is a good bet - they have a decent variety of pastries and cookies. But, if what you need is an occasion cake, Party Favors in Brookline has tons of options.

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    1. re: anitab

      We love cake in our house and I usually make it but when I can't and I need one, I get it at Icing on the cake in Newton. They have a chocolate cake with chocolate mousee filling that is so damm good. We are always excited when an occasion calls for a special cake to order. I think that their cakes taste perfect. Beautiful and tender crumb and the icing is wonderful.

    2. I had a bit of a cake hunting weekend, as I'm trying to decide on a cake for my b-day. Here's what I found this weekend:

      Party Favors - (tried the vanilla and chcolate) the cake itself was fine, but the icing was very shorteningly - that is to say, very greasy mouth feel.

      Rebecca's (deche de leche) - so-so, not bad, not amazing.

      Vicki Lee's - Lemon love and Sliver winter (raspberry) - both cakes suffer from the same problem, the icing is italian meringue buttercream, which is sniff tasting, but this may be my personal perference.

      Athan's - Deche de leche and Jamaica (chocolate cherry), the duche was good, but the Jamaica was FANTASTIC. layers of dark chocolate cake, chcolate mousse and cherry with chocolate ganache. It's the winner.

      Hope this helps!

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      1. re: gltsoi

        Rebecca's used to make that dulce de leche cake w/ no caramel which I preferred. Great white and choc. layers with wonderful buttercream frosting. The caramel is too much for me and they won't make it without it unfortunately.

        I think Rosie's has great cakes, check their web site.

      2. Sweet Tooth Bakery in Southie (yes, Southie!) does a lot of mediocre stuff, but their chocolate cake is delicious.

        Also, I hate to contradict a fellow hound, but everything I've ever had at Garden of Eden, including their sweets, has been terrible.

        1. For our wedding a few years ago we got a dark chocolate cake with mocha frosting and a chocolate ganache coating. Very easily one of the purest distillations of concentrated evil I've ever had, and a few relatives have gone on enthusing about the cake five years after the wedding! It's a variation on a common Rosie's cake, and their carrot cake is killa also.

          1. The best cake I ever tasted was wedding cake from New England Couture Cakes in South Portland, ME. They start at $400 though. :-(

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            1. re: tamerlanenj

              Dessertworks just off Route 1 in Norwood is excellent! They can do any type of decorating or theme and the product is superb.