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Looking for someone who makes a great Birthday Cake

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Looking for any suggestions for someone who can make a great looking and tasting birthday cake. I have seen a few recommendations on the board for BakeShopdc. Preferably baker would be located in DC but if not has delivery options. Thanks!

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  1. I've always had raves when I get cakes from Pastries by Randolph. Not in the city, but an easy cab ride.

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    1. re: Culocho

      Second very highly. Right across the river and worth it.

      1. re: ktmoomau

        3rd very highly, everyone talks about the Heidelburg bakery which is good, but Randolph's is better IMO.

    2. How about birthday cupcakes from Georgetown cupcakes?

      1. Cakes by Happy Eatery, Shilla, CakeLove, Couture Cupcakes?
        Any of these sound good?

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        Shilla Bakery
        7039 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003

        Cakes By Happy Eatery
        14200A Centreville Sq, Centreville, VA 20121

        CakeLove
        4150 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA

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        1. re: discojing

          I would not recommend CakeLove (at least the DC and MD branches). Disliked what I had there and there are lots of posts about it on the board.

          1. re: MrsWheatie

            did you have cakes or cupcakes? (i second the hatred of the cupcake, but the tarts are good!)

          2. re: discojing

            Nobody around here recommends Cakelove. Shilla's is Korean and has a Korean accent. I find their cakes to be rather dry.

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