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Nov 29, 2008 09:31 AM

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!

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  1. 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

    1. 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
      Tel: 403-266-1890

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      1. re: miss.foodie

        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.

        1. re: cleopatra999

          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.

          1. re: anonymoose

            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.

            1. re: sharonanne

              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.

              1. re: 23skidoo

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

                1. re: 23skidoo

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

                  1. re: sharonanne

                    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! ;)

      2. 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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        1. re: maplesugar

          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....

          1. re: maplesugar

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

            1. re: Albertagirl

              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

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

                Edit: Just went to 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 :(

              2. re: maplesugar

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

              3. I like Amandine Bakery on Centre St N.

                Or Crave Cupcakes!! Yummy!

                1. 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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                  1. re: sharonanne

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