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dsheim Jan 9, 2008 12:07 PM

I am looking for a Boston Bakery that specializies in children's birthday cakes. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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    SSqwerty RE: dsheim Jan 9, 2008 12:21 PM

    The very best in my experience is Party Favors in Brookline. That guy is a FABULOUS baker, and does a lot of stuff for kids.

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      BarmyFotheringayPhipps RE: SSqwerty Jan 9, 2008 02:22 PM

      Second Party Favors. I can't think of another bakery in town that would top it: closest I can think of is *maybe* Antoine's in Nonantum.

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        FoonFan RE: BarmyFotheringayPhipps Jan 9, 2008 03:17 PM

        Third Party Favors. Google them - they have an online catalog.

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          kweesee RE: FoonFan Jan 9, 2008 05:34 PM

          i fourth party favors. i live 1 block from it and walk in all the time just to browse and check out the cute cakes. you can personalize the cakes. penquins, thomas the tank engine, red sox - anything!

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            smv11848 RE: kweesee Jan 21, 2008 02:06 PM

            Absolutely the best!! Best vanilla cake - very creative - cupcakes are also amazing and beautiful. The best part is that you can almost find last minute cakes that fit whatever your theme. They keep things well stocked and always seem really busy. To me, this also means fresh!

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      JNice RE: dsheim Jan 11, 2008 05:20 PM

      Danish Pastry House in Watertown on Arlington St & Medford on Boston Ave - so good and not overly sweet.

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        nincyh RE: dsheim Jan 11, 2008 05:26 PM

        I'm not saying it's better than Party Favors, but "Donna's Cakes" in West Roxbury specializes in special occasion cakes and seems to have a following as well. I know they make that "Barbie" or "princess" cake for little girls with the doll and the bell-skirt cake and will design any motif to order. Party Favors is pretty steep in pricing and Donna's is more reasonable, if that matters.

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          catsmeow RE: nincyh Jan 11, 2008 07:13 PM

          I like Donna's cakes more than Party Favors. Party Favor's frosting is too sugary for me, and Donna's are just as creative looking. The white cake is my favorite.

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          madcow RE: dsheim Jan 11, 2008 05:48 PM

          Over the years I've had kid's birthday cakes made from Party Favors in Brookline, Icing on the Cake in Newton and most recently from Quedabra in Wellesley. They all make wonderful cakes. There are lots of good options.

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            Blumie RE: madcow Jan 11, 2008 08:39 PM

            I have found Icing on the Cake to be much more reliably good than Party Favors. My theory about Party Favors -- and this is just my personal theory -- is that they are so wildly popular, some of the cakes have to be made further in advance than others, so sometimes your cake is not as fresh as other times. Anyhow, I switched from Party Favors to Icing on the Cake a couple of years ago and have never looked back.

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              Ralphie_in_Boston RE: Blumie Jan 14, 2008 05:43 AM

              Another vote here for Icing on the Cake. They are in Newton, on Adams Street. Just go in there and take a look of the cakes in their display case. Their artists are very creative. I've seen everything from a huge cake that looks like a giant cheeseburger, to a Thanksgiving Dinner cake (the peas were green skittles), to any cartoon character one can imagine.

              And also their cakes *taste* great also. They're not cheap by any means, but they custom build/sculpt a cake just to your specifications, and they do a great job. The kids always love it too.

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              fbf242 RE: madcow Jan 12, 2008 06:45 AM

              2nd Icing and Quebrada.

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              saltyair RE: dsheim Jan 12, 2008 07:58 AM

              Rosie's in Cambridge on Mass Ave. Sooooo good!

              1. lissy RE: dsheim Jan 13, 2008 07:55 AM

                I had some fabulous cupcakes for my birthday from Party Favors. They were great looking and especially great tasting (and quite fresh in my estimation).

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                  lissy RE: lissy Jan 13, 2008 08:11 AM

                  Trying to attach a photo which didn't work in my first post for some reason.

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                    Bobs Girl RE: lissy Jan 15, 2008 12:16 PM

                    My niece has been getting her kids birthday cakes at Donna's Bakery in West Roxbury for a number of years. She just tells them the idea she wants or brings in a picture and the cakes come out amazing. They are so moist. You won't be disappointed!

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