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hcb Nov 29, 2008 09:31 AM

I'm in charge of ordering a cake for my mom's birthday celebration. Does anyone have recommendations for places with great cakes in either Calgary or Edmonton? Thanks in advance!

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    bogie Dec 11, 2008 05:59 AM

    How about Bee Bell Bakery in Edmonton. Everything I've had there is delicious. I used to buy their Black Forest Cake for my Mom's Birthday. They use highest quality ingredients
    and take custom orders.

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      hcb Dec 9, 2008 06:15 PM

      Thanks for all the suggestions. I actually ended up with going with a cake from Nectar Desserts in Calgary. A banana chiffon with espresso mousse icing.... It was fantastic tasting and beautiful. It kind of reminded me of the most deluxe version of banana bread I've ever had. It was definitely a hit - not cheap but I would recommend.

      1. sharonanne Dec 7, 2008 06:13 AM

        No one has mentioned Brulee. I haven't had a cake from there in a while but it used to be my favorite place.

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          ybnormal Dec 8, 2008 08:39 AM

          Brulee is still my favourite place! But, unless you ordered before Dec. 1st, no birthday cakes during the December rush...

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          makan2 Dec 6, 2008 05:56 PM

          I like Amandine Bakery on Centre St N.

          Or Crave Cupcakes!! Yummy!

          1. maplesugar Nov 29, 2008 09:32 PM

            I second the suggestion for Cakeworks in Calgary - they've done wonderful work for countless birthdays in our house. The cakes are always moist and flavourful and they can do whatever design you can think of. The most recent was our Princess obsessed 4yo's birthday. Marble chocolate with chocolate mousse filling. I usually can't stand icing. I like Cakeworks' icing.

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              hcb Nov 30, 2008 09:12 AM

              Hmmm - thanks for the ideas! I don't have my heart set on a particular type of cake, but she does love tiramisu so I may look into that....

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                Albertagirl Dec 5, 2008 10:26 PM

                Not sure if this matters to you, but check out the ingredient list on the cakeworks website.

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                  cleopatra999 Dec 6, 2008 10:05 AM

                  yuck...butter cream icing made with shortening....about the same quality as a safeway or costco cake. thanks for the tip on the ingredients...

                  1. re: Albertagirl
                    maplesugar Dec 6, 2008 09:15 PM

                    omg yes that kind of thing matters a lot I....*ack* I think I was swayed by taste and artwork.

                    Edit: Just went to eatcake.ca and there's hydrogenated oils in the cakes and the "chocolate mousse" (in quotation marks since I think to qualify as a mousse it needs to have cream listed as an ingredient) filling too. We're watching our saturated and trans fat intake (DH had high cholesterol). It's like finding out your favourite band was lipsyncing :(

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                    CalgaryHound Dec 7, 2008 05:48 PM

                    Thirding Cakeworks. Got one for my Mom's 75th for about 50 people. Nuthin was left!

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                    miss.foodie Nov 29, 2008 12:35 PM

                    Cakeworks in Calgary does a really good job with cakes. They make very unique looking cakes. The texture of the cake is actually quite nice and it's not too sweet.

                    Cakeworks
                    http://www.eatcake.ca/
                    Tel. (403) 571-CAKE (2253
                    )Fax (403) 571-2254
                    email info@eatcake.ca
                    #126, 3132 - 26th St. NE

                    Also, there's this lady who does cakes out of her home. Her cakes are very delicious, different fruit flavours too. She did my friend's wedding cake. But she's kind of hard to get a hold of. You can give it a shot.

                    Heather's Decadent Delights
                    175 Kincora Drive N.W., Calgary
                    Tel: 403-266-1890
                    http://www.decadentdelights.ca/occais...

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                      cleopatra999 Nov 29, 2008 06:51 PM

                      what type of cake are you looking for?
                      I ordered a traditional fresh made to order black forest cake from
                      Dutch Delicious Bakery & Deli
                      13232 118 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T5L 4N4
                      Telephone : 780-455-2323

                      it was terrific and about half the cost of the one at la favorite.

                      The italian bakery has, IMHO, THE best tirimisu cake in the city.

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                        anonymoose Dec 1, 2008 09:34 AM

                        I second the Italian Bakery's tirimisu.

                        I know a lot of people who have a fondness for the Chinese bakeries' whipped cream and fruit cocktail sponge cake - they can be ordered ahead of time or in some cases they will have some ready made cakes in their coolers. Try the Garden Bakery or Hong Kong Bakery for these.

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                          sharonanne Dec 1, 2008 12:06 PM

                          Try a pastry from a Chinese bakery before you invest in a full cake. The icing is quite different than what we are used to. Less sugar, more taste of the fat. Good if you like it but different.

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                            23skidoo Dec 1, 2008 12:41 PM

                            I ordered a cake from Rainbow Bakery (Dragon city mall, Chinatown) a few months ago, and it was great. The ordering process was a bit confusing, but basically there are three prices ($16, 32, 48), and several flavours (fresh mango, hazelnut, plain, and probably some others). If you want a message on the cake, they write it in milk chocolate icing on a slab of white chocolate.

                            We got the $48 size fresh mango cake, and it was really nice. Lots of fresh whipped cream and mango slices on a round cake. Nice work on the lettering too. It fed 12 people.

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                              23skidoo Dec 1, 2008 12:46 PM

                              I should mention that this was a layer cake, not a sponge cake roll ($48 for that would be a bit much :)

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                                sharonanne Dec 1, 2008 04:10 PM

                                And I should mention that I was talking about icing only. Fruit and whipped cream sounds good. :)

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                                  anonymoose Dec 2, 2008 08:42 AM

                                  The Garden Bakery will sometimes sell the fruit and whipped cream one by the slice if you wanna try it without buying a whole cake. I bet you can't eat just one! ;)

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                      pengcast Nov 29, 2008 11:35 AM

                      I love La Favourite Pastry shop, particularily the flourless chocolate cake. There are 2 locations. I will link to their site.

                      I also had them do black forest cake for a German theme event once and it was go good.

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                      La Favorite Pastry Shop
                      11401 95 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5G, CA

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