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May 3, 2008 10:19 PM

Delices de Dawn: Experiences? YOUR Favorite?

From all around this site, the rave reviews for these desserts are unanimous. Best Cake/Cheesecake on the island.

Now for those of you who have actually tasted those wonderful things, which is your favorite?
I'm hosting a little celebration this week (12-16 people) and will order 3 (Hopefully there'll be quite a bit of leftovers hehe)

Right Now I'm leaning on 3 of these 5 choices:

THE EUPHOREO (Oreo Cake- BIG Oreo cake fan here.


THE OREO CHEESECAKE (Won't take 2 oreo-themed ons. Either one of the other. The question is...which?)

THE PLAIN CHEESECAKE (Thoughts? Never actually had a normal non fruit-glazed cheesecake haha)



Any experience with these? Impressions? Perhaps another Dawns favorite?

Please share. :)

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  1. I have tried a few cakes from Delices de Dawn at various parties over the years and have found them all to be overly sweet. IMHO they would all benefit from about a 20% - 30% reduction in the amount of sugar used.

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    1. re: eat2much

      Interesting. I'm of those who like their cakes sweet so it may not be too much of a problem, considering their reputation for yumminess. Which cakes from there did you try, may I ask? Did you have a favorite (sugar content not withstanding)?

    2. For sugar/chocolate lovers, I have to say the best one I had from Dawns was the Typhoon. But we had to have tiny pieces it was so rich! So we fed 12 ppl with this one cake.
      I have also heard good things about Java Java - personally, I don't care for Tiramisu and this cake is a variation of it.
      I also liked the old fashionned chocolate cake - but the shavings make it quite the mess!

      mmmmmm, now I am totally craving cake!

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      1. re: Em24

        Huh- do you know if they provide the cakes for Calories? I was just there on Saturday and bought a piece of Java Java and saw a Typhoon cake. I got the Java Java for my husband and he found it way too sweet (which goes with what another poster said).

        1. re: maisonbistro

          It's possible, haven't been to Calories in a long time. It's true, their cakes are sweet, that's why you only need a small piece.

      2. How does one purchases only a few cakes let alone one? The website states that you can only purchase 150 (1 pallet) at a time.

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        1. re: FrenchPeach

          The website doesn't advertise it but they sell individual cakes. You just have to call or email and place your order 48 hours in advance, and then pick it up/pay or have it delivered/pay.

          Unfortunately they don't deliver everywhere :(

        2. I have never tried their cheesecakes, but for our annual xmas pot luck lunch for the past 3 years one of my colleagues has brought Stairway to Heaven, Typhoon & Decadence. Being a chocoholic my favs were Decadence, Typhoon then Stairway - a small piece goes very far since their cakes are so decadently rich. Your best way to judge would be check out some restaurants that sell individual pieces of cake, try a few varieties & then decide. I don't envy you since I would have a very hard time deciding faced with so many choices.

          1. the oreo cheese is delicious, boomer. you know you want it.

            their carrot cake is also superb.

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            1. re: C70

              Really? I'm a bit iffy on Oreo Cheesecakes after trying the one from that bistro at the Pepsi Centre. It's good in concept but that was a bit bland.

              I have no other limited experience with O-cheesecakes, so would you say that this one is better than the avg or are you recommending it based on your liking of Oreo cheesecake in general?

              1. re: BoomerKid

                It's the only oreo cheesecake I've had, I worked at a resto that carried it long ago.

                I like the dark cookie crust. I like their cheesecake filling, and there's a good amount of oreo cookies in the cake. the chocolate ganache on top makes for a non-bland cake, IMO.

                you ask a lot of questions for someone who really wanted an oreo cake :)

                oh, and the oreo cheesecake is only on the English page of their site..