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Jan 9, 2008 12:07 PM

Boston Bakeries

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

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  1. 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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    1. re: SSqwerty

      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.

      1. re: BarmyFotheringayPhipps

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

        1. re: FoonFan

          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!

          1. re: kweesee

            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!

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

      1. 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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        1. re: nincyh

          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.

        2. 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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          1. re: madcow

            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.

            1. re: Blumie

              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.

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