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Princess Cake - PHOENIX, AZ

ButterflyWest Sep 15, 2008 03:41 PM

Does anyone know of a good German/Eastern European Bakery in the greater Phoenix area (preferably east side if possible) that makes a fantastic version of a Princess Cake?

Thanks for your help!

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  1. ciaogal RE: ButterflyWest Sep 15, 2008 03:45 PM

    I would call Karl's Quality Bakery....
    8847 N 7th Ave # B
    Phoenix, AZ 85021
    (602) 997-7849

    They are originally from Austria

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      mamamia RE: ciaogal Sep 16, 2008 10:39 AM

      I would definitely recommend Karl's. They'll whip up anything for you.

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        ButterflyWest RE: ciaogal Oct 18, 2008 03:47 PM

        Please help!! I just called Karl's Quality Bakery and sadly, they said they do not make princess cakes. They make cakes with princess decorations on them though :) . I told her what a princess cake is and asked if they could do it and she said no. AHHH. SO, I would greatly appreciate any other recommendations for bakeries that know what a Princess Cake is and make them here in the valley (or outside the valley but are willing to ship it)!

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        MesaChow RE: ButterflyWest Sep 15, 2008 04:15 PM

        I've had what they call "Princess Cake" at IKEA, of all places. It was 3 layers of yellow cake with 2 different fillings and a marzipan 'frosting'. Is that the same cake? We enjoyed it so much that I actually made a close approximation for a friend's baby shower!

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          ButterflyWest RE: MesaChow Sep 15, 2008 08:12 PM

          Hi MesaChow,

          It sounds like something very similar. The one I had in California had white cake soaked lightly in something, a raspberry layer, cream layer and was coated in the cream and then a green marzipan dome. Truly a masterpiece. Another Chowhound in CA kindly informed me that this is a European (swedish) cake and is very common in European bakeries. I will certainly give IKEA's a try next time I'm in there!

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            MesaChow RE: ButterflyWest Sep 16, 2008 07:26 AM

            Yup, that's the same cake. I haven't seen it every time I've been to IKEA, but have heard that it sometimes can be found in their refrigerated section.

            If you find another place in town that makes it, please report back here, as I'd love to try one from a bakery too!

        2. ejs1492 RE: ButterflyWest Sep 16, 2008 07:36 AM

          I know that I'm a bit of an idiot when it comes to these things, but can someone enlighten me on what a "Princess Cake" is? Now that I have a daughter I suppose I should know these things, as well as how to braid hair, and tie bows but this is probably the wrong site for that!

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            ButterflyWest RE: ejs1492 Sep 16, 2008 10:22 AM

            Hi ejs1492. Here's a photo of a princess cake - the one I had must have had a little food coloring in the marzipan (almond paste) because it was a light pastel green color on the outside. The inside of the cake looked really similar to this though.

             
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              Ruth Lafler RE: ejs1492 Sep 16, 2008 04:04 PM

              There's actually a thread on the General Topics Board about the origins of Princess Cake: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/300407 . If you do a search, you'll find lots of threads on it from people looking for it all over the U.S. People who like it tend to obsess about it. ;-)

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                ejs1492 RE: Ruth Lafler Sep 16, 2008 04:37 PM

                Thanks folks! Now I know. I'm sure my daughter will want one of these as soon as she figures out solid food...

                Next up: french braiding, mary jane's, and manicures.

                EJS.

            2. ButterflyWest RE: ButterflyWest Jul 20, 2009 08:15 PM

              I actually broke down and made one myself on in the last two weeks (yep - glutton for punishment turning on the oven in 114 temps!). It tasted great, but certainly wasn't as good or beautiful as the professionally made one I had in CA. I did find one bakery that said they would make it here in AZ. Haven't tried it yet but will for a special occasion. Here's the info:
              "We do make the princess cake, it is yellow type cake, a cream filling, strawberry type preserve filling and marzipan on top. It comes in a cream type color but can be tinted light green or pink. It is an 8" cake and the cost is $65.00." info@scottsdalebakeryandcupcakes.com
              :)

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              Scottsdale Bakery and Cupcake Company
              15030 N Northsight Blvd Ste 114, Scottsdale, Arizona

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