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wedding cake recommendations? Seattle

seagrace Nov 18, 2008 02:51 PM

Hello out there to all cake aficionados. I'm seeking wedding cake recommendations! Taste trumps fancy decorations. It needs to feed about 150 with a good delivery history.

I've called Larsen's in Ballard, Whole Foods Roosevelt and Creme de la Creme Renton. They all seem to charge around $4.00 per piece, about $650, but I haven't tasted any cake yet.

My friend is getting married end of December in the Redmond area.

Any feedback of ideas welcome.
Thank you!

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    H2Ostar Nov 25, 2008 04:19 PM

    Madeline's European Cakes is fabulous. I used them for my wedding two years ago and everyone raved about the cake. About three other folks who came to our wedding used them the following year for their own weddings. Moist cakes and the fillings were delicious. They do cake tastings by appointment and are really easy to work with regarding design and budget. Website is www.mecakes.com.

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      charlesh1609 Nov 21, 2008 05:19 PM

      The Erotic Bakery is on 45th just east of the University district.

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        blue2000 Nov 20, 2008 04:32 PM

        We had excellent luck with Macrina Bakery. The cake is wonderful - moist and delicious. The icing is yummy too. They are in that price range, but people told me it was the best wedding cake they'd ever eaten. They are incredibly professional and reliable as well. I highly recommend them.

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          seagrace Nov 20, 2008 11:28 PM

          Thank you all! I'll look into all those suggestions.

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          munchrat Nov 20, 2008 04:28 PM

          Have you tried Sugar Cake Studio on Elliott Ave downtown Seattle? I took a wedding cake workshop from Tobey Rodriguez last September and was able to help my friend make a wedding cake for $275.00 that served about 80-100 people. It was a delicious cake, everything was made from scratch. And she does cake tastings too.

          Sugar Cake Studio
          110 Elliott Ave W, Seattle, WA

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            pusherman Nov 22, 2008 03:41 PM

            Sugar did the cakes for my own wedding last year, and I can highly recommend them. We went with non-traditional (tres leches & bread pudding), and they were happy to cook up multiple test batches and go through tastings with us until they were just right. They are also super nice. I can't recommend them strongly enough.

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            dawsonct Nov 20, 2008 10:14 AM

            Morfey's Cakes on S. Queen Anne has always been good. If you really want to splurge and cause a sensation, you can always go with Mike's Amazing Cakes, but it will be no where NEAR $4/svng.

            Morfey's Cake Shoppe
            110 Denny Way, Seattle, WA 98109

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              bighound Nov 22, 2008 07:09 AM

              another vote for morfey's here. our cake was great and bill brought the cake to redmond himself and putit together on site for no stress cake goodness.

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                seagrace Nov 23, 2008 12:20 PM

                Hmphr. I'm reading good and bad things about Morfey's. I may check them out though. I thought they were like Borrachini's, which I recall from years ago being pretty cheap--uninteresting flavor/too sweet frosting. I'm bummed Macrina's wedding cake baker is not available that week. Renaissance Bakery is under consideration too. I'll definitely report back on this topic. Thanks for the ideas.

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              mrnelso Nov 18, 2008 05:08 PM

              Not Redmond, but Maria, of Gelatiamo, in Seattle, does light and tasty Italian wedding cakes. Not too sweet, very nice. Gelato is there, too.

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                seagrace Nov 19, 2008 10:49 AM

                I called them, but I don't think they make wedding cakes anymore. We probably need to go with someone who does these on a regular basis. Thanks for the idea though.

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                  mrnelso Nov 27, 2008 12:37 PM

                  You might find better information at http://www.gelatiamo.com/ourproducts.....
                  Maria is from a long-time Italian baking family and continues the tradition of fine Itaian wedding cakes in Seattle. I recommend a conversation with her. I think you'll find her a delight to work with.

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