Birthday Cake - Edmonton or Calgary
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!
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.
La Favorite Pastry Shop
11401 95 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5G, CA
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.
Tel. (403) 571-CAKE (2253
)Fax (403) 571-2254
#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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 :(
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.
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.