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Wedding Cakes in Dallas

Hi!

We're coming back to Dallas to have our wedding. We live in LA now and I'm a huge foodie! Especially when it comes to cake. So I would love recs!

I made a cake tasting appt at La Duni. I love their assortment of banana cakes.

Has anyone had a cake from Cakes by Catherine/Sublime Bakery? I was checking her out and I like how she uses only fresh organic ingredients. But she doesn't do tasting until you pay the $100 reserve fee....

Also what about Delicious Cakes Bakery? Their fresh strawberry cake sounds good too.

Any recs are welcome, we're looking for catering too.

Thankz!

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  1. Congratulations on the upcoming wedding! I wish i could give you some recommendations based on my experience, but i had my wedding out of state. A bakery i have been curious about since seeing the owner on a Food Network special is this one http://www.frostedart.com/index.htm Frosted Art Bakery. The owner is Bronwen Weber. She's done some pretty interesting cakes on television, but i have no idea how she is to work with or how the cakes taste. Maybe someone on here knows more about this place?

    I know i only hear wonderful things about La Duni.

    1. We used Frosted Art and I tell you, it was a dream. I was happier with that vendor than anyone else we used for our wedding. The cake was without a doubt the best cake I had ever put in my mouth.

      I went with my mom for the initial tasting, then went to tastings at a few other places (among them Romano's Bakery, which I don't recommend). When I was pretty sure I wanted to go with Frosted Art, I went there and asked if they could give me a few tastes to take to my fiance, since his work schedule didn't permit him to go there with me. They gave me a whole box with a dozen or so choices! They're simply amazing.

      We had three tiers: german chocolate, silver pound cake with amaretto filling, and silver pound cake with raspberry filling, and all frosted with chocolate buttercream.

      They do a lot of fondant cakes too but I hate fondant; it tastes like cardboard, despite being pretty.

      Definitely go check them out!

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      1. re: thedoorchick

        I third frosted art. They are located right off 35 in the design district. I work at a restaurant with no pastry chef and we use frosted art all the time. People love it.

        1. re: Scagnetti

          And, if business philanthropy is important to you, Dallas Affaires used to (and still may--I don't know) donate a large, beautiful cake for the New Beginning Center Anniversary Gala each year. The event is a fundraiser for the agency, which serves families affected by domestic violence. We would tell Dallas Affaires the theme, send them a copy of the invitation and they would deliver the most wonderful cakes to the event.

          1. re: Honey Bee

            Dallas Affaires is one of my favorite backeries in town. We used them for my wedding and I could not have been more pleased.

            As for Delicious Cakes - I've tasted their cakes as well. They are pretty good. I have to say, though, I've heard a few horror stories in terms of the cake being delivered. So, watch out for that.

            I love La Duni's cakes, but don't have experience with a wedding cake there.

        2. We used Dallas Affaires for my daughter's wedding reception. They did her traditionally tiered white bridal cake and also the chocolate groom's cake, using an intricate grapevine motif on each, and used fresh flowers to decorate them. They were beautiful cakes, and everyone said they were wonderful-tasting, too.

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          1. re: jesharris

            Thanks for all the great recommendations and feedback so far!

            I will definitely need to make some more cake tasting appts. I'll be in Dallas for the last week this month.

            1. re: cookieyumyum

              Definitely let us know how everything turns out!

              1. re: cookieyumyum

                I back up the Dallas Affaires votes. Best cakes in town if you want one that looks good and doesn't taste like cardboard. We used them for our wedding. A little more expensive than others, but well worth it. Both cake were dessimated at the reception.....hardly any leftovers and we over ordered...people are still talking about it. Frosted Art cakes looked good, but tasted terrible. Best wishes

                1. re: wwd_mbtch

                  Frosted Art cakes tasted terrible? Had someone left them out to spoil for a month or two?

                  Because that's the only circumstances under which I can imagine this. I've never tasted cake as good as at Frosted Art (as mentioned above).

                  1. re: wwd_mbtch

                    That was our wedding experience with Dallas Affaires as well. I've had MORE than my share of bad wedding cakes and I was taken aback with the taste of the cake. I was looking forward to some leftovers and there were NONE!

              2. Panini in Highland Park, Frosted Art in Design Dist.

                YUM, Great Folks, Talent Galore!

                1. You should check out Dough Monkey. They make desserts for some of the restaurants in Dallas, which are fabulous. They make an incredible champagne cake. You must see what they have in way of cakes.

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                  1. re: yumyum palace

                    I don't think they're doing cakes any more, I could be wrong.

                    1. re: luniz

                      But if they do, don't you recommend them? My friend who is a trained pastry chef just left (moved back to Paris) and everything she ever made or brought home was OUTSTANDING. I say check it out and see if they do. Can you say divine?

                      1. re: yumyum palace

                        called Dough Monkey and they do not do wedding cakes. But they do have an amazing chocolate bar selection. I may have to check them out when I'm there! (ok must go back to focusing on wedding)

                        From one yumyum to another yumyum, thanks for the rec though! hehe

                  2. We used Dallas Affairs and were very happy with them. The cakes were beautiful and delicious. I also liked that they sat down with us and were able to design cakes according to our vision. We were not as impressed with Frosted Art at our appt. Granted it has been 5 years so things might have changed.

                    1. http://www.dallasaffairescakeco.com/
                      We have had cakes from Dallas Affairs Cake Company and they have been both beautiful and delicious. As far as the beauty part goes, check out their website and see for yourself.

                      Good luck.

                      1. I say Jackie Spratt is the BEST in Dallas. The bakery is located by SMU. She is a little under the radar and does amazing unique cakes unlike Dallas Affairs that does a lot of traditional cakes (at least that is what i thought when i visited them for my wedding cake and did not end up using Dallas Affairs). I actually had a La Duni cake for my wedding cake (Jackie Spratt was not around when i got married). However, if I had to do it again...yum!

                        1. Wow thanks for all the great recs! Please keep it coming!

                          So far I have votes for
                          Frosted Art 4 (including a vote from Dough Monkey Bakery)
                          Dallas Affairs 7
                          Jackie Spratt ( "You had me at Apricot Grand Marnier...")
                          Elena's Cakes

                          They may have use a battering ram to help me board the plane back to LA after I enjoy all my samples!

                          1. I'll add in my rec for Frosted Art too. Working with Bronwyn and her team was amazing. They took my ideas for design and turned them into gorgeous reality. We alternated layers with Chocolate/Creme Brulee and Silver Pound/Strawberry and White chocolate crumbles.

                            We just took a chunk out of the freezer for our anniversary - and I think it tasted just as good as it did a year ago!

                            I did two tastings there as well, one with my Mom and one with the fiance. We never felt rushed and I really liked how they let me mix and match some of their designs with my sketches to create the cake I'd dreamed of....

                            1. I haven't seen anyone mention Le Gateau Cakery yet. Probably because they keep a pretty low profile due to their small size and upper end price point and clientele. Mostly a word of mouth shop for celebrity and VIP events. Their petit fours and birthday cakes have generated a lot of buzz at the events that I've used them at and their wedding cakes kick it up a couple of notches higher yet. Due to the price point though, they're not for everyone. However, they are probably the best.

                              http://legateaucakery.com/

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                              1. re: DallasJayhawk

                                If memory serves my correctly. I think Jackie Spratt started at Le Gateau and left to go out on her own. That would explain a lot and why her cakes are amazing too.

                                1. re: DallasJayhawk

                                  Jace Crockett, who owns Le Gateau with his wife, is a great guy. I've used them for several work events and they've never disappointed. Their cakes are tasty but I think their strength is cake design. They can do anything, and really, the more outrageous and creative the idea, the better the cake ends up.

                                2. I concur with the Dallas Affaires rec. I often ask my husband if we can pretend that we're newly engaged again just so we can go back for a tasting.

                                  Truly outstanding cakes.

                                  1. I'm leary of telling this as they are already so busy... but you are my fellow CH'ers, so..
                                    Delicious Cakes! on Inwood. It's tucked into a strip mall between the liquor stores. Look for the lacy ornate door. It's a gem! shhhhh..
                                    Husband and I got our very traditional cake from them and have been back for 3 birthday cakes since. Every cake from the white chocolate liqueur cake we had for our wedding to the Mexican chocolate cake I just had for my last birthday has been moist, the frosting rich but not too sweet, and the service always on point.
                                    Oh, I almost forgot. Their designs are amazing! 3rd tiered bday cake with rainbows and butterflies airbrushed on each layer, a dalmatian cake using pictures of my dogs and then able to capture a little of their personalities in buttercream! HA! Amazing.

                                    1. Add me to the cacophony for Dallas Affaires. Lovely cake, fabulous taste. They also didn't blink when I wanted a chocolate wedding cake. Each tier was two layers: one of white chocolate cake and one dark chocolate cake. In the middle were fresh, sliced strawberries and Italian cream flavored with I think it was Frangelico. White buttercream on top. It was seriously fabulous.