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sjn464 May 14, 2008 11:34 AM

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

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    DaisyM May 14, 2008 11:53 AM

    The Night Kitchen in Chestnut Hill makes some beautiful and delicious cakes.

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      gwebber May 14, 2008 12:09 PM

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

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        sjn464 May 14, 2008 12:57 PM

        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.

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        DaisyM May 14, 2008 02:12 PM

        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.

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          maggiepcs May 14, 2008 02:17 PM

          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. vicarious May 14, 2008 08:10 PM

            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. mschow May 15, 2008 04:17 AM

              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.

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                righter May 15, 2008 10:26 AM

                Brown Betty (http://www.brownbettydesserts.com/bro...) might be worth a look.

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                  CPaul Jun 5, 2008 09:27 AM

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

                2. crazyspice May 15, 2008 02:47 PM

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

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                    hassan May 16, 2008 09:44 AM

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

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                      Ali May 16, 2008 10:19 AM

                      "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)?

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                        sjn464 May 17, 2008 02:33 PM

                        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. vicarious May 30, 2008 06:32 AM

                      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....

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                        Laura D. May 30, 2008 12:26 PM

                        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!

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                        Karen K May 30, 2008 08:07 AM

                        Consider Ann's Cake Pan.
                        http://www.annscakepan.com/

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                          todolomio Feb 10, 2009 09:01 PM

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

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                            uromac Feb 11, 2009 05:58 AM

                            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!

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