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Please help me find a great bakery for b-day cake (PHX)

Please help me in finding a great bakery for a birthday cake. Not necessarily looking for a traditional sheet cake but a bakery that makes a decadent birthday treat! Downtown/Central Phoenix area a plus but will travel. Looking at Tammy Coe's but are there any other contenders? Price not an issue. Thanks in advance.

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  1. i have been consistently happy with sugarlipscakery. plus, they deliver.

      1. They may be a little too traditional or run of the mill looking, given what you are considering, but Karsh's certainly makes some of the best tasting cakes in the Valley.

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        Karsh's Bakery
        5555 N 7th St # 116, Phoenix, AZ

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        1. re: hohokam

          Is this Barb's the same Barb's that used to be in Old Town Scottsdale?

        2. After finally havning one last year, I've become a fan of Barb's Pink Champagne cake. We've order a couple when we've needed a cake and they're always received well.

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          Barb's Bakery
          2929 N 24th St, Phoenix, AZ

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          1. re: ziggylu

            Hmm..have never tried a pink champagne cake. Is it really sweet? Trying to imagine what it would taste like.

            1. re: sunshineinaz

              Actually one of the reasons I like it is because I don't find it cloyingly sweet like so many bakery cakes are. the cake itself is moist, buttery and has a great crumb...and not too sweet. I find the buttercream sweet, but I find most icings too sweet for me. My husband likes the buttercream. I've liked the filling a lot however, again not too sweet for my taste.

          2. How many people are you serving? I'd recommend Barb's Bakery over Tammy Coe, and my colleagues are always bringing in Mexican cakes freshly made at Phoenix Ranch Market that are delicious, maybe someone else has more specifics.