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jenniegirl Mar 20, 2008 09:20 PM

We're looking into finding a bakery to do our wedding cake. We've heard about Buttercream. Any other suggestions?

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  1. cheeseguysgirl RE: jenniegirl Mar 21, 2008 06:16 AM

    Jessica's Cakes. Hands down. She has the flair of Gateaux at a much more reasonable price. The cake is delectable (we had a combo of chocolate cake with espresso mousse and cinnamon-star anise cake with ginger mousse), and to say she is a wizard on par with "Ace of Cakes" would be an understatement. I am stumbling over my keyboard in an attempt to convey how great she is to work with. When I met her, she actually jumped up and down as I described my idea for our nontraditional wedding cake- that totally sold me, as anyone who could get as excited about it as I was would put her heart into her work-- and wow, did she ever!!

    I will try to find a photo of our wedding cake to post

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      mrshappy RE: jenniegirl Mar 21, 2008 06:28 AM

      The Country Cake Cupboard in Long Lake, west of Minneapolis. Very friendly, April (baker) and staff are very easy/fun to work with and, most importantly, delicious cake! Buttercream frosting with a variety of cake options. It's been a few years, but I remember their prices as being reasonable too.


      1. cheeseguysgirl RE: jenniegirl Mar 21, 2008 06:54 AM

        Here are some pictures of the cake.

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          MSPD RE: cheeseguysgirl Mar 21, 2008 07:29 AM

          I'm sold. It's Friday of a brutal week, I had a long, snowy commute in to work, and I'm not fully awake yet. I glossed over your post and thought "what's up with the cheese shop photos...I wanted cake!" After a while it hit me.

          Great idea and spectacular execution.

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            reannd RE: MSPD Mar 21, 2008 07:41 AM

            Bravo makes amazing cakes! -- http://bravobakery.net/cakes.aspx

            The website is kind of clutzy, but it's worth it. All sorts of awesome fresh fruit on the cakes (and inside!).. real whipped cream (not shortening).. simply lovely.

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              cheeseguysgirl RE: MSPD Mar 21, 2008 07:50 AM

              That was the beauty of it! People thought it was actual wheels of cheese, but it was cake! It was the talk of the evening (along with the 16 foot long cheese table). Sue Zelickson was blown away-- and she's a hard dame to impress.

              Jessica was so pleased with it that she made a dummy version of it to take to wedding shows.

              Jessica's Cakes
              870 Dodd Rd, St Paul, MN

          2. katebauer RE: jenniegirl Mar 21, 2008 07:49 AM

            A Baker's Wife in S. Minneapolis made us a wedding cake for our local reception (we got married in NY). While they can't do Ace of Cakes like cakes, people still rave about how good that cake was. Plus, it was extremely reasonably priced. I'm not sure they work in fondant if you want a modern cake, but again, their buttercream icing and cake flavors were spectacular. We also got several flavors of cheesecake to serve along with the wedding cake.

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              churchka RE: katebauer Mar 21, 2008 08:15 AM

              It is the best tasting cake in Minnesota. Maybe not the prettiest, but the tastiest.

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              StPauliGirl RE: jenniegirl Mar 21, 2008 09:14 AM

              I can't believe no one has mentioned Wuollet Bakery yet. Their lemon souffle cake is especially divine. They did my cake and even delivered it to the reception for free.


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                cheeseguysgirl RE: StPauliGirl Mar 21, 2008 11:06 AM

                All the cake makers I interviewed delivered to the reception site for free. If there is a delivery charge, you should look elsewhere.

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                  jenniegirl RE: cheeseguysgirl Mar 21, 2008 11:28 AM

                  That is what I'm concerned about-our reception is going to be on a boat out of Stillwater, and I don't want to have to fool with worrying about the set-up.

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                    cheeseguysgirl RE: jenniegirl Mar 21, 2008 12:05 PM

                    Setting up the cake is always the cakemaker's responsibility-- if they're worth anything, they won't want to leave the set up to anyone else-- it's their reputation at stake.

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                liesel RE: jenniegirl Mar 23, 2008 02:13 PM

                I've had cake from Jessica's and it was quite good. Jerabek's (on the west side) did my wedding cake at a very reasonable price. They have new owners so not sure if they still do wedding cakes but worth checkin out. My other favorite bakery is A Piece of Cake on Selby. My sister just got married and got her cake at PJ Murphy's on Randolph Ave.

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                  snoboardbabe77 RE: liesel Mar 24, 2008 01:42 PM

                  Cheeseguysgirl -

                  I am a cheese freak myself, and actually getting married on November 1. Originally, we were not going to have cake...even though I'm sure the price has gone up - would you mind sharing how much this cake cost? The cheese thing is quite amazing and I think my guests would go nuts over it as well!!!

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                    cheeseguysgirl RE: snoboardbabe77 Mar 25, 2008 02:42 PM

                    I cannot remember exactly, but I believe it was either 6.50 or 6.75 per slice. She can build something similar for however many guests you are having, and if you're on a budget you can have something smaller done, and supplemented with sheet cake at a lesser charge-- she is SO amazing to work with, and the cake was unbelievably delicious.

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