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Looking for birthday cake...

the_sims Aug 1, 2007 05:57 AM

...not just any birthday cake.... I want a cake for my son's first birthday (next week). I'm looking for a place that would be willing to make one with perhaps less sugar, with real fruit and nut-free. Any ideas? The places I tried weren't willing to make a small custom cake (although I'm willing to pay for the extra work). I live in the East End, and I'm new to the city, so maybe I just don't know where to look. Any advice ?


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  1. thought_for_food RE: the_sims Aug 1, 2007 08:28 AM

    Have you tried Chocolate Heaven at Danforth and Donlands?


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      KiWe Kid RE: the_sims Aug 1, 2007 10:27 AM

      Check with Helen at marmaladecakecompany.com. Her creations are amazing!

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        LJS RE: KiWe Kid Aug 1, 2007 10:37 AM

        Your kitchen? not intended offensively, but I have a great recipe and would share if you are a baker...may not look like a store-bought cake, but will a one-year-old care?

      2. JamieK RE: the_sims Aug 1, 2007 10:38 AM

        Marvellous Edibles makes delicious cakes using fresh ingredients. I have always found the staff friendly and accommodating. I'm sure they'd be willing and able to make a custom nut-free cake. They are located on St. Clair east of O'Connor with another location on Laird.



        Marvellous Edibles
        2781 St Clair Ave E, Toronto, ON M4B, CA

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          alisonb RE: the_sims Aug 1, 2007 11:17 AM

          red tea box might be an interesting choice...

          1. Full tummy RE: the_sims Aug 1, 2007 12:43 PM

            What about It's the Icing on the Cake on Queen Street.


            If you look under "Gallery", you'll find a bunch of pictures of children's cakes she's done.

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              hipfunkyfun RE: Full tummy Aug 1, 2007 12:53 PM

              those children's cakes look like pure icing!

              what about just getting banana bread? at one year old, kids don't care much about the cake. you can have something grown-up for the adults. this is what has been done at the past 1 year birthday's i have been too and has been a huge hit with the kids.

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              paul6519 RE: the_sims Aug 1, 2007 04:18 PM

              Try Serrano bakery on Pape north of Danforth

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