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elise626 Aug 12, 2008 12:14 PM

Hi,

I'm getting married in Princeton in the fall and am new to the area. Any recommendations for a good bakery for wedding cakes? I have Mastori's in Bordentown and Mendoker's on my short list, but would appreciate any other recommendations or advice. Price is defintely an important consideration (we're on a tight budget) and we want it to taste really good. Not too concerned about the look of the cake though:).

Thanks!

  1. dani0622 Aug 12, 2008 12:25 PM

    I've been getting fabulous tasting cupcakes from Sunshine and Sugar Bakery in Plainsboro. They specialize in cupcakes but they do have cakes there as well. In Plainsboro Village.

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      njhound Aug 12, 2008 12:58 PM

      I would save yourself some time and just go to Mastori's. The cake is absolutely amazing!!! and as I recall from our wedding almost 6 yrs ago it was completely resonable too.

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      brownie Aug 13, 2008 06:31 AM

      This might not work on a tight budget, but it's at least worth asking... See if you like the cupcakes at Bent Spoon, in Princeton, and if you do, maybe they'd be willing to make a cake. I have no idea if they would, but, man, the cupcakes are really great--the cake is moist and the frosting is not one of those overly sugary buttercream types. Granted, the gelato is pretty expensive, but the cupcakes are a reasonable price, or at least the going rate for boutiquey cupcakes...

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        dani0622 Aug 13, 2008 08:03 AM

        brownie, where is the Bent Spoon? I'm excited to hear about another cupcake place in the area. Have you tried Sunshine and Sugar? How do they compare?

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          brownie Aug 29, 2008 07:55 AM

          Sorry for the delay! The Bent Spoon, if it's not too late, is on Palmer Square, near the Nassau Inn. Kind of near Ann Taylor and a lingerie shop. I haven't tried the new place in Plainsboro but I think we'll check it out next time we have Indian food out there. Apparently the new cupcake place is awful, at least that's what my brother reports. He's a man who knows a cupcake! Also bakes a mean one himself, but that's another story...

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        njeggy1 Aug 13, 2008 11:20 AM

        Pierre's in South Brunswick
        http://www.pierresofsouthbrunswick.co...

        1. ambrose Aug 13, 2008 01:01 PM

          Strongly suggest that you check out The Dessert Plate in Somerville. It is one of the best pastry shops in the state.

          http://thedessertplate.com/dessertpla...

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            elise626 Aug 13, 2008 02:43 PM

            Thank you!! So many good recommendations! I have tastings scheduled at Mendokers and Mastori's and am talking to someone at Pierre's tomorrow. Might treat myself to some gelato at the Bent Spoon too. I overindulged on their vanilla cupcakes while I was studying for the bar exam and now can't stomach them anymore.

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              avidcook Aug 14, 2008 05:41 AM

              The Village Bakery in Lawrenceville does very very nice stuff. ESP the cakes

            2. Gwendolen Aug 21, 2008 12:42 PM

              Congrats on your upcoming marriage! I'm getting married this December and am in the same boat as you in finding a bakery. I spoke with the general manager at Mendoker's and was told they only flavors of wedding cake are vanilla and chocolate. This was highly disappointing to me as in this day and age, to be limited to just two boring flavors. I'm going to try Mastoris to see if they will go "outside the box" with other flavors. Please let me know how your tastings go!

              1. Tapas52 Aug 23, 2008 07:32 AM

                http://www.newjerseybride.com/Cakes/

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                  cnjlove2eat Aug 24, 2008 06:07 AM

                  I hope this is not too late but I got my daughter's christening cake (it was a tiered cake just like a wedding cake would be) from Francesca's Cakery, based in Freehold. It was red velvet and was the first time EVER that an event cake tasted as good as it looked. She does such excellent work. I don't know what your price point is but I encourage you to give her a look. Her website is cakenj.com

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                    cnjlove2eat Aug 24, 2008 06:22 AM

                    I am attaching a picture of the cake that I located on my desktop.

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                      cnjlove2eat Aug 24, 2008 06:27 AM

                      Let's try this again. First time I tried to resize the pic and it did not work. Sorry.

                       
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                      Gwendolen Aug 24, 2008 04:26 PM

                      Thanks for posting this! Since we are having a Celtic Yuletide theme wedding, we really want a Red Velvet Cake for our wedding. I'm a bit concerned that a cream cheese frosting won't stand up all day. Alternate icing/filling suggestions? Thanks!

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                        cnjlove2eat Aug 24, 2008 05:49 PM

                        She did a half cream cheese half buttercream on the outside and all cream cheese on the inside. It was fantastic.

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                      SarahEats Aug 24, 2008 05:54 PM

                      When I got married we used Chez Alice in Princeton. http://www.chezalice.com/wedding.html

                      The cake was absolutely fantastic...from what we hear. Sadly, we each had one bite and that was it. But our guests raved and I heard a story about one guest walking around asking if anyone had any extra cake.

                       
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