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Best Birthday Cake?

CJ83 Oct 10, 2007 12:22 PM

My boyfriend's birthday is this weekend and I'm looking for a good place to order a cake from. I'm not interested in Finale. Any suggestions?

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    emilief Oct 10, 2007 12:28 PM

    Quebrada in Arlington and Wellesley. Excellent Cakes.

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      lennyb Oct 10, 2007 12:31 PM

      Rosie's in Inman Square
      Lyndells in Ball Square
      Toscanini's (ice cream cake) outside of Central Square

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        marthayou Oct 10, 2007 12:36 PM

        I LOVE josephs in Southie


        hands down the best cake I ever ate

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        sugarmonster Oct 10, 2007 01:20 PM

        I'd also recommend Party Favors in Brookline

        Party Favors
        1356 Beacon St, Brookline, MA

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          pink dress Oct 10, 2007 01:22 PM

          Party Favors for sure - but for something less rich and decadent but just as pretty and sweet . . . Eldo Cake House in chinatown. My family has been getting birthday cakes here for years - perfect spongecake, layered with fresh strawberries and an amazing whipped cream frosting.
          JP Licks for ice cream cake!

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            olives Oct 10, 2007 01:23 PM

            SUSU'S BAKERY BOUTIQUE in Wellesley...Delicious and sophisticated confections.
            While you are there, pick up some of her scones for breakfast!

            575 Washington Street
            Wellesley, MA 02482
            T: 781-237-7977

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              Guinness02122 Oct 10, 2007 03:04 PM

              This Takes The Cake on Hancock Street in Quincy produces a fine birthday cake.

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                taxi Oct 10, 2007 04:53 PM

                My husband's work people order cakes from Royal bakery in Cambridge. They had some awesome-looking strawberry whip cream cakes in the place yesterday.

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                  gltsoi Oct 10, 2007 09:32 PM

                  Athan's bakery. I had their Jamaica cake for my birthday - Chocolate and cherries. It was divine.

                  1. gansu girl Oct 11, 2007 03:54 AM

                    Lyndell's is our usual spot, but I have to say, the last cake I had from Icing on the Cake was fantastic - I'd go there sometime as well.

                    Also have to put in a plug for my favorite independent pasty-maker/baker - Betty Pang who runs a business out of her home called "Bettisserie." Her web site is:


                    I haven't had anything made by her that isn't incredibly fresh (for my husband's b-day in Sept., she made one of her pecan tarts and got up at 4 a.m. to do it - this woman has a day job) and absolutely delicious.

                    1. NiKoLe1625 Oct 11, 2007 04:01 AM

                      My best friend got me a birthday cake from South End Buttery. It was fantastic!

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                        jpcat Oct 11, 2007 04:03 AM

                        For a delicious twist: chocolate carrot cake from Blue Frog Bakery in Jamaica Plain.

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                          fbf242 Oct 11, 2007 05:39 AM

                          I 2nd Quebrada, Rosie's, and The Icing on the Cake. I haven't had a cake from The Icing in a while, but my family used to order from them for nearly every occasion - they do a really beautiful job.

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                            amatto Oct 11, 2007 10:17 AM

                            I pretty much agree with all suggestions so far. To add a couple, both Japanese-style cakes: Japonaise Bakery (1020 Beacon St, Brookline), and Cafe Cakes (51 Galen St, Watertown).

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                              makonna Oct 11, 2007 06:06 PM

                              Quebrada for their strawberry shortcake. But you should call in advance to order one. Konditor Meister for their carrot cake.

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