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Jan 31, 2008 10:52 AM

Richmond, VA: Birthday Cake Delivery

My son is in college in Richmond and it's his first birthday away from home. I'd love some recommendations for bakeries which deliver, so that I can send him a cake. He loves Italian creme and anything chocolate.

Thanks so much -- any and all suggestions appreciated!

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  1. Not sure about which ones deliver but my favorite bakery in town is the Mixing Bowl. Call them at 804.359.4224. Another good one is Jean-Jacques Bakery (804.355.0666). Others I saw in the Yellow Pages with websites that you might want to check out include:

    Baker's Kitchen Ltd.

    Creative Cakes

    Dr. Goodness Cakes

    Local grocery store, Ukrop's, also has bakeries. A centrally located one is in Carytown and you can call them at 804.254.1975.

    I hope that helps!

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    1. re: hopkid

      agreed about mixing bowl. they make the best birthday cakes i've had. can make beautiful ones too! think they're yellow cake is better than their chocolate personally. and they use fresh fruit in their flavored icings. their "buttercream" isn't really, but it looks pretty. it's not bad it's just that it's just regular sweet icing not buttercream so don't be fooled!
      either way, my daughter's 5th birthday cake of the yellow cake with strawberry icing (and they complied to my requests to make it extra pink and aim for more strawberry flavor and less sweet) was probably the best bakery birthday cake i've ever had. my son's christening cake - chocolate with buttercream - was beautiful but average. that said, in richmond i find bakery items to be average on the whole.

      For Goodness Cakes (cute name and impressive resume) and baker's kitchen both look good too. nice sites - i may check them out as well since i can't do yellow cake with fruit icing for every cake (although i'd think about it!)

      1. re: AMFM

        In 2006 I got Dh's birthday cake from Baker's Kitchen and was very impressed. We took it to Flemings and shared with the staff and everyone was asking where we got the cake. It was not inexpensive though, but I felt worth it. Last year I got his cake from The Dessertiere (sp?) on Hull Street and it was excellent also.

        1. re: Janet from Richmond

          cool. good to know. i LOVE good cake! :)

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      1. If you'd like to send Carrot Cake, the hands down best is at Capital Ale House (Glen Allen is where I had it tonight, but there are a couple of other locales in/around Richmond). A bit counter-intuitive... this great Beer House (over 51 on tap and some 300+ bottles) with some decent food, turns out to have the BEST carrot cake I've ever had.

        The topper icing was delicate, smooth, and not too sweet. The single order came out on a dinner plate and seemed to be about a 1/4 of the original cake (you'll need three other friends to finish). It was HUGE, and had six layers! I took a pic on my iphone, but don't know how to attach to this post. (Will figure it out soon.)

        If they don't deliver. Call someone nearby and have them pick up a "to-go" order of a whole carrot cake.

        1. since this came back up...
          i had a beautiful cake from jean jacques that my friend ordered for my surprise birthday party. yummy (what i got to taste) but it was a hit. don't know that they deliver but still worth looking into.

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          1. re: AMFM

            What kind of cake was it? My Dh's birthday is next week and I'm still undecided on what kind of cake to get. This is a rough birthday for him and he's trying to keep it low key, but wants a good cake.

            1. re: Janet from Richmond

              The Jean Jacques almond amaretto is my all time fav. It's light yet rich and beautifully decorated. Also love their lemon raspberry and chocolate rum. They all come in smaller and larger sizes. Just ordered a key lime pie for a party over the weekend and it was diving.

              If it's a bigger party, the tres leche from Kuba Kuba is always amazing.

              1. re: AlliRoll

                mine was yellow or hazelnut cake with a mocha buttercream. and the other layer was chocolate but i didn't taste that - i'm a yellow cake girl.

                sorry i don't remember better but i didn't buy it!

                1. re: AMFM

                  I understand :-) And this is a small (like 4 people <g>) gathering. I'm thinking about checking out the new Latino bakery on Midlothian Tpke to see if they do a smaller Tres Leche or maybe the strawberry cake from Jean Jacques. Dh is not a chocolate guy (and neither am I).