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emlette Aug 29, 2008 11:16 AM

Can anyone recommend a locally owned bakery with great cakes in Montgomery or Prince George's County? I'm especially interested to learn about bakeries that carry tres leches cakes, but any good cake leads are welcome. Thanks!

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    MrsWheatie RE: emlette Aug 29, 2008 12:11 PM

    My coworker loves The Cakery in Bowie

    1. panchy RE: emlette Oct 3, 2008 07:52 AM

      every year, i get a birthday cake from stella's bakery off of rockville pike. not sure if they carry tres leches cake but this place is downright phenomenal. http://www.stellasbakeryonline.com/

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        treetop tom RE: emlette Oct 3, 2008 10:40 AM

        La Flor de Puebla at 6300 Kenilworth Avenue in the Little Mexico section of Riverdale Park (Prince George's County) is a true Mexican bakery and makes a great tres leches cake and all sorts of delights including bolillos (crusty sandwich rolls) and Conchas (pastries with swirled sugar on top). Grab a tray and a pair of tongs when you walk through the door and help yourself. Rudimentary Spanish-speaking skills help, but are not required. Open 24/7.

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          chicken kabob RE: treetop tom Oct 3, 2008 10:56 AM

          It is not tres leches, however, the cinnamon creme cake at corner bakery is amazing.
          you can get it by the slice of cake. It is a very moist and buttery poundcake with cinnamon swirls throughout.

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          skipper RE: emlette Oct 3, 2008 12:03 PM

          Don't know where you can get tres leches cake (perhaps the bakery at the intersection of NH and University or the one in the HMart shopping center on Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring), but one of the better bakeries around is the Woodmoor Bakery at Four Corners in Silver Spring.

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            ambergersa RE: emlette Oct 6, 2008 01:25 PM

            Desserts by Gerard in Oxon Hill.

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              LucindaLC RE: emlette Oct 6, 2008 07:48 PM

              If you want just a good cake lead.....then check out The Cakery in Bowie. They are on Rt. 450 behind the Outback. The Cakery has been in business for over 12 years and its a gem! They have had great reviews including one in the WaPo. Everything is made on premises. They did our wedding cakes 9 years ago and we had a Hawaiian Luau for our reception and when we met with 1 owner we told her "We want 4 cakes, any size or shape and do what you want. Any flavor too. Surprise us. " So a week later the other owner (the chef) called and asked to meet with us, we met with him and told him the same. He wanted to be sure that we wanted to leave the cakes in their hands since this was our wedding. And we were surprised and happy. They made the most amazing cakes that fit in our Hawaiian themed reception. One cake was banana flavored with a chocolate ganache filling and then had coconut all over it. We still have friends who went to our reception and talk about the cakes, 9 years later!

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                mrshendricks RE: emlette Oct 7, 2008 09:08 AM

                For good ol' regular cake, try Cakes Plus on route 198 in Laurel, just below 295. Delicious! And I second La Flor de Puebla. Everything I try there is wonderful.

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