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Looking for someone who makes a great Birthday Cake

flobow Dec 22, 2008 07:55 PM

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!

  1. discojing Dec 24, 2008 07:31 AM

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

    Shilla Bakery
    7039 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003

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

    4150 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA

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    1. re: discojing
      MrsWheatie Dec 24, 2008 08:05 AM

      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
        discojing Dec 24, 2008 09:29 AM

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

      2. re: discojing
        MikeR Dec 25, 2008 12:11 PM

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

      3. pleen Dec 23, 2008 12:30 PM

        How about birthday cupcakes from Georgetown cupcakes?

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          Culocho Dec 23, 2008 05:34 AM

          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
            ktmoomau Dec 23, 2008 11:32 AM

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

            1. re: ktmoomau
              keithlb1 Dec 25, 2008 07:53 AM

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

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