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Birthday cakes in Metrowest?

I'm new to the area and am looking for the best birthday cakes for children in metrowest?
I'm in marlboro but am willing to travel.

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  1. Maybe this is too far east but Icing On The Cake in Newton makes cakes with really fun designs. I remember my brother (10+ years ago) getting a cake there once that was made to look like a ski slope. My family has also ordered cakes from them with more traditional designs- but still beautiful. They taste good, too :)

    Icing On the Cake
    230 Adams St, Newton, MA

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    1. Toes, I'd bag the entire Metrowest concept for this project and call Konditormeister in Braintree. It's right off 128, so you don't have to get involved with street traffic and if you strategically plan your attack (11AM would be a good arrival time) your entire trip should go smoothly, so long as the sewer drain covers remain well fastened...

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      1. re: rubysdad


        For what it's worth, my experience with Konditormeister is that the cakes are pretty but not very tasty. All show and little else. I believe that others here on Chowhound agree.


        1. re: JoJo5

          Yes, I would never spend $$ on Konditormeister. I second the Icing on the Cake rec. - they are good looking and fantastic tasting. Otherwise, my recommendations are all probably too far East - more metro-Boston oriented.

          1. re: JoJo5

            "I believe that others here on Chowhound agree."

            No, actually my impression is that there are Chowhounds here on both sides of that argument. I certainly disagree myself - our wedding cake came from Konditor Meister and it was quite tasty. We chose them because I'd had several delicious cakes from there at parties at work. I admit that it's possible that they've changed for the worse in the past 5 1/2 years, but I do have fond memories of our excellent wedding cake.

            1. re: Allstonian


              I just noticed your response to my posting. I did say that others here on Chowhound agree...not all. Sorry if I was unclear.


        2. What about Esler's, I believe it's called- I think the whole name is Esler's American Bakery? I haven't been there but have read about it, and it's in your area. Seems like it would be worth at least checking out, since you wouldn't have to travel...

          Esler's American Bakery
          1019 Boston Post Rd E, Marlborough, MA

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          1. re: AnnieP

            OH my. Based on this post, picked up a b-day cake at Esler's this weekend, for 20 ppl. It was AMAZING. We got the Atomic Cake - choc cake, choc filling, banana cake, bananas, vanilla pastry cream, vanilla cake, strawberrys, whipped cream. Special, delicious, and worth a trip. I'm looking forward to the next time I need a special-occasion cake, so I can try another one of their flavors! It's right on Rt. 20 near the Wayside Inn side-roads.

          2. How's Cafe Cakes in Watertown these days?

            1. The chocolate cake with white frosting from Quebrada in Wellesley is great.

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              1. re: pollystyrene

                I've never had a full cake from there, so I can't speak to their cake-decorating, but if their chocolate cake with white icing tastes anything like the chocolate/white cupcake I had from them, I heartily second this recommendation - that cupcake was seriously delicious... very moist, with buttery frosting.

              2. Rise bakery in ashland makes a good fresh product and will customize a cake for you.

                1. Actually, all of the cakes from Quebrada in Wellesley are delicious. Very fresh very tasty and beautifully decorated.

                  1. You might try Silva's in Hudson. They are also supposed to have great bread.

                    1. Thanks all. I really have to get on the ball with this since my twins birthday is in less than 3 weeks!

                      1. I'm fond of the cakes from Party Favors in Brookline -- they will do all sorts of amazing designs. My son had a Gordon cake for his 3rd birthday! Rosie's taste good but I'm not sure that they do fancy decorations.

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                        1. re: pamlet

                          I heartily secong Party Favors.

                          1. re: almansa

                            I switched from Party Favors to Icing on the Cake a few years ago after too many inconsistent experiences at Party Favors. I've never looked back.

                            This is pure speculation on my part, by I wonder if, because Party Favors is so popular and so busy, some of the cakes just have to be made further in advance of when they're picked up, so that sometimes you get a really fresh cake, and other times you don't. Icing on the Cake is popular and busy too, but much less so than Party Favors. Both places are very creative and can do all sorts of amazing designs.

                            1. re: Blumie

                              I've wondered that myself about Party Favors - we've had excellent luck with their jumbo cupcakes, but I've often been disappointed by other things I've tried there. However, those cupcakes are consistently wonderful, and they're convenient to me which most of the other good cake bakeries are not, so I stick with them.

                        2. Dessert Works in Norwood is good in taste and decoration. Certainly hands down better than Konditormeister and Rosies.

                          1. Definately check out www.babycakesandconfections.com. This woman used to own the Nashoba Brooks Bakery in W.Concord and now she does her own pastries. They are absolutely amazing and she's always doing custom cakes & cookies for special events. Even if you don't use her for a birthday cake, keep her in mind for catering too.

                            1. I second the Eslers suggestion. They make awesome moist cakes. It is in Marlborough, next to Stephen Anthonys, sort of.

                              1. Yum Bunnies in Belmont did a nice, basic cake for us for just under $30 if I remember correctly. They'll do fancy things, too. http://yumbunnies.com/