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eli130 Mar 22, 2008 04:02 PM

I am getting married in Toronto, but am not from there. We are having a very casual reception and are looking for a simple cake on a budget. We want it to taste great and look good, but for a reasonable price....any suggestions?? We are fans of the little places that no one ever heard of that have the best food....but those places are hiding so well even we can't find them!!! HELP!!!!! Even if you have a friend who does them out of the home...we are interested!!!

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    sam_1 Mar 25, 2008 08:25 AM

    I tried a lot of places when searching for our wedding cake last year (including several private bakers). I found Dufflet's to be the best cake, and they were easy to deal with as well. I'm not sure about the price point for something smaller since we had a cake for about 200 people. I'm sure you can get something reasonably priced (by Toronto standards!) from Dufflet. The post from Imc1971 below mentions flowers on the cake. The price that Dufflet quoted us for flowers was quite high, so we just got our florist to supply the flowers. That may be a way you can save a little money. Good luck!

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      merlot143 Mar 22, 2008 07:35 PM

      Have you considered the bake shops at some of the community colleges? Humber College had an excellent bake shop that made wedding cakes on order. Of course students make this, but it's sure to be less expensive. I'm not sure if George Brown College has the same service.

      1. JamieK Mar 22, 2008 06:57 PM

        Marvellous Edibles bakery makes great tasting cakes and could probably do a wedding cake at a reasonable price. You just need to do a consult with them. -
        http://www.marvellousedibles.ca/B_hom...

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        Marvellous Edibles
        2781 St Clair Ave E, Toronto, ON M4B, CA

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          5andman Mar 22, 2008 05:42 PM

          There's a great bakery at Bloor, West of Royal York called Bake Sale.

          1. mlukan Mar 22, 2008 04:55 PM

            I happen to be a wedding planner and owner of Lustre Event Coordination here downtown. I recommend "I Do Wedding cakes" here in toronto. The Owner Olivia is such a nice person and she does amazing work and will do it for cheaper than Dufflet. And you will also know who is doing the work for you. She is a smaller business which is always good to support. Good luck with your wedding cake search and I hope you have a perfect day:)

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              lmc1971 Mar 22, 2008 04:31 PM

              We has a small 10 person reception at a restuaraunt in Yorkville and we had our cake delivered from Dufflet. It was 2 tiers, very simple and elegant...tasted great also. I believe it feed 12-15. With delivery, fresh flower arrangement on top....it was about $150...very reasonble in my opinion. You can even do something cheaper to fit your budget, I know they did some very pretty simple tiered (deep) cakes. Check out their website www.dufflet.com.

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                deelicious Mar 22, 2008 04:33 PM

                ...and dufflet cakes are always well made and with top quality ingredients. If Dufflet ends up being in your price range, you've done extremely well for Toronto!

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                  eli130 Mar 24, 2008 08:11 AM

                  Thanks! I've looked at their website and they look good...a little pricey, but everything is in Toronto it appears. They are definitely on my list of places to visit when we come up to plan! :)

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                    Recyclor Mar 25, 2008 09:24 AM

                    A pastry chef friend of mine told me, about a week ago, that Dufflet has stopped using butter and also has started using fructose to save on costs, I'm not into baking so I don't really know the ramifications of these alterations but it might mean "...made with top quality ingredients" is no longer the case.

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                      julesrules Mar 25, 2008 09:28 AM

                      Interesting, I will check the label of their packaged stuff - not that that guarantees other product...

                      I was happy with my wedding cake from them and personally, after meeting with another smaller baker was glad for their professionalism.

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                        minto Jun 3, 2008 01:19 PM

                        I think she did change and is using something different to cover her white chocolate mouse cake. We use to love eating it but the last time the "white chocolate" covering the cake was inedible. It was "stretchy" and tasted very artificial. We ended up only eating the interior of the cake which is still very good but we scraped off all the outer covering.

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