HOME > Chowhound > Pennsylvania >

Discussion

Artisan cake bakery?

Hi does anyone have a good recommendation for a bakery in Philly (or suburbs) that make "Ace of Cake" style fancy cakes? Thanks!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. The Night Kitchen in Chestnut Hill makes some beautiful and delicious cakes.

    1. If you've got time, and you can't find anything locally, I think Charm City Cakes will make and deliver to Philly.

      1 Reply
      1. re: gwebber

        Thanks, I checked their website and they aren't accepting any new cake orders unless you want the cake after Nov. 16, 2008! Crazy! I need a cake next week unfortunately.

        I will check out Night Kitchen.

      2. Everyone in my family requests the lemon curd filling for their birthday cakes. They've done some very beautiful ones for me. Hope it works out.

        1. This baker doesn't have a storefront, it seems, but I've seen photographs and heard raves about some of her gorgeous cakes. http://www.myspace.com/whippedbakeshop. You can see pictures here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sweetsby.... Again, this is not from personal experience, but she might be fun to work with.

          1. I don't know of anything as "artistic" as the creations I've seen on the Food Network. But I will mention that I was very impressed by the looks and taste of a cake at a party in the suburbs a few months ago and got the card of the baker. It's called Sweet Beginnings, www.sbcakes.com, 215-679-7970. The card says East Greenville, but the web site says Pennsburg.

            1. These are some of the most beautiful cakes I have ever seen. I was at a function where her cakes were served, and they also tasted wonderful. I'm not sure about your timing, however. But it would be worth a call.
              http://wildflowersbylori.com/Special%...
              Second thought might be Desserts by Design in tiny Audobon, NJ. Their cakes are absolutely delicious and beautiful. I've been going there for years, and have never been disappointed. They might be willing to do something 'special' on short notice.

                1. re: righter

                  Brown Betty, yes, yes, yes! My first thought when I saw the post heading. Glad to see someone else is on it!

                2. Maryanne at Zacharias Creekside in Worcester make all of my specialty cakes. She used to work at LBF.

                  1. I don't know what "Ace of cake" is but I do love cakes from Miel patisserie in Philadelphia.

                    2 Replies
                    1. re: hassan

                      "Ace of Cake" style cakes are sculptural and nontraditional in their crafting, so Miel, while producing delicious and gorgeous cakes, wouldn't be what the OP is looking for. I think most of the suggestions fall under this category of being beautiful but still looking like a cake.

                      sjn464 - perhaps you can clarify? Are you looking for something that is just fancy and memorable (a la Brown Betty or Miel) or are you looking for something more architechtural and unique (a la duplication of a building)?

                      1. re: Ali

                        fancy and memorable sounds good to me

                        I just ordered from the Night Kitchen...I will let you know how it turns out.
                        Thanks for the help!

                    2. Too late for the OP, but the Inquirer recently ran an article about a cake decorater: Truli Confectionary Arts. Here's a link:http://www.philly.com/philly/entertai....

                      1 Reply
                      1. re: vicarious

                        I've never had Truli items (I only heard about it last year and honestly haven't had the need for that kind of dessert) but a former coworker and party planner who I trust greatly swears by them. I posted about them about a year ago and no one responded, so I'd love to know if anyone has had a first hand experience. Thanks!

                        1. Hi next time check out Bella Confectionary Arts their website is www.sugar-artist.com

                          1. Hi! redcarpetcakes in mt. holly, nj and btw they do deliver - My daughter's sweet 16 cake is going to be from there and they are also resonably priced. Check out redcarpetcakes.com - there are photos of some unusual "ace of cake' type cakes which is what my daughter wanted too!