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cherrypicker1972 Sep 3, 2008 10:56 AM

I need to get either cupcakes or birthday cake at the last minute (tomorrow) and I need the location to be downtown (Yonge and Dundas/ Yonge and Queen/Yonge and King area).

Any suggestions?

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    jeannieh20 RE: cherrypicker1972 Sep 3, 2008 12:11 PM

    It's not DT, but at Yonge and Eg there's the Cupcake Shoppe which I think makes the best cupcakes in town - I did a cupcake tower for my wedding and they weren't expensive. But since you're in a bind and might not make it to Y/E - then at Yonge and Queen is Senses, not sure if they have cupcakes or the amount you're looking for but they always have an abundance of fresh cakes... call and reserve one:

    http://www.senses.ca/

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      BokChoi RE: jeannieh20 Sep 3, 2008 12:26 PM

      I was going to suggest Sen5es as well, since it's in the neighbourhood you requested, but to be honest, I find their cakes lackluster and very overpriced. You would end up spending a fortune (especially if you're going to need a large cake) on a so-so cake, but it will be pretty.

      Commercial options such as Dufflets and La Rocca can be found at Decadent Desserts in The Path near Union Station and Yonge/King area. About $30 for a large cake for about 10-15 ppl.

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      canadianbeaver RE: cherrypicker1972 Sep 3, 2008 01:49 PM

      There's an Open Window Bakery in the basement of the Bay at Yonge and Queen, which has both those things. There's also a Decadent Desserts in First Canadian Place (the PATH).

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        cherrypicker1972 RE: canadianbeaver Sep 3, 2008 02:03 PM

        Thanks,all! I had no idea about the Open Window bakery... I think I'll try there.

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          canadianbeaver RE: cherrypicker1972 Sep 3, 2008 04:43 PM

          It's across from the "supermarket" and next to the "restaurant/take-out food place". I recommend the Double Dip Chocolate Cake.

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            cherrypicker1972 RE: canadianbeaver Sep 3, 2008 05:20 PM

            canadianbeaver,

            do they have the same hours as the bay? i wouldn't be getting there until about 6pm...

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              canadianbeaver RE: cherrypicker1972 Sep 3, 2008 06:16 PM

              Hmmm...I'm not sure...that's kind of iffy. I would call if I were you...maybe they'd be closed or sold out by then.

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