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Birthday Cake Rec- South End/Back Bay

michela Sep 3, 2008 06:19 AM

Looking for a place to buy a yummy birthday cake somewhere in the Copley Square/South End.


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    esqdork Sep 3, 2008 06:40 AM

    There are three places in the South End to get baked goods as far as I know: the South End Buttery, Flour and Aroa. Of the three, I don't think that the Buttery does special order cakes but you may want to double-check. While their baked goods are great, the problem with the Buttery is the hit-or-miss nature of the service--sometimes you get great help otherwise you get uninformed and petulent help (me: "What is that pastry?" counter-person: "It's a chocolate-someting, do you want it or not?").

    Both Flour and Aroa are fabulous and you can't go wrong with either one.

    I know of three bakeries in the Back Bay: the one in the Shaw's supermarket, a cupcake bakery whose name escapes me for the moment but it's on Mass Ave and Finale. Of the three in the Back Bay, Finale is your best bet.

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      ced9 Sep 3, 2008 01:30 PM

      Try Sweet on Mass Ave and Marlborough...It is adorable! They have a website too. Google them!

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        JNice Sep 6, 2008 01:14 PM

        Flour on Washington St in the South End is wonderful!

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