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Feb 2, 2009 11:48 AM

Small Wedding Cakes

Does anyone know a good bakery in/near Philadelphia that does small wedding cakes (one for each guest table)? I would like to do this for my wedding. The cakes are usually one tier but elaborately decorated (like a wedding cake). Thanks.

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  1. Not sure, but you may want to try Ann's Cake Pan in Horsham.

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    1. re: Karen K

      Thanks Karen. Pretty cakes. Have you used them?

      1. re: JanR

        We sampled Ann's cakes for my daughter's Bat Mitzvah 3.5 years ago. They were absolutely wonderful, but with the decorations my daughter had in mind, were way over budget. We advised her to wait till her wedding....
        I love the story behind Ann's Cake Pan. She was an at-home mom with a bunch of children. People loved the birthday and special-event cakes she baked and suggested she go into business. She did, along with some of her (now adult) offspring.

    2. I would try Bredenbecks on Germantown Ave in Chestnut Hill. They made the cake for my wedding and it was delicious. I know they specialize in gourmet cup cakes too, so small cakes may be right up their alley.

      1. Speaking as a frequent guest of weddings where too often the wedding cake is pretty to look at -- but dried out and tasteless (except for the overdose of sugar), THANK YOU! I think you have a terrific and thoughtful idea, offering table cakes that actually taste delicious. (And, best of luck to you)

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        1. re: the dog ate my homework

          Thanks for the good wishes. Having tasty cakes was a big part of my decision. Also, thanks Karen and Bridget. I will look iinto Ann's and Brendenbeck's..

        2. Night Kitchen Bakery in Chestnut Hill does beautiful and delicious cakes. Their lemon curd filling is our family favorite. I've had them do numerous speciality cakes and have always been thrilled with how they look and taste.

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          1. re: DaisyM

            Thanks for the reminder on Night Kitchen. I bought a very good birthday cake from them once. Will have to check it out.

          2. Hi Jan,

            Not sure if YOU have any specific bakeries that you love in the area, but I would guess that almost any bakery that does wedding cakes will do these small wedding cakes. I think that, basically, if you are willing to pay for these cakes most bakeries are willing to do them. They are/can be a lot more labor intensive than a traditional cake, hence the higher pricetag. I second Bredenbeck's in terms of taste and talent (they've really upped their game in the last few years and have clearly added some talent in the kitchen...their cakes remain delicious). I would also give votes for Sweet Jazmines in Berwyn (very beautiful cakes with creative and delicious flavors), Clay's in Berwyn (for look moreso than taste...though most people seem to like her stuff I find it pretty average and am fairly certain most of it is not from scratch), Bakery House in Bryn Mawr (everything I've had from here has been quite good, though I've never seen any of their special orders so can't comment on their decorating abilities), Truli Confectionary in Philadelphia (I have never tasted this stuff but a former coworker thinks it is amazing, and you can see by the website her work is incredibly intricate), Isgros in South Philly (I had an individual cake, almost like one of those individual wedding cakes, from here that was very good), and perhaps you could throw in a cupcake place like Brown Betty's or Velvet Sky, as both make wedding cakes. Brown Betty's is very good and I have had it frequently. I only had Velvet Sky once and I wasn't blown away, but I would need to try it again to really come to a fair conclusion about it. Good luck!

            Sweet Jazmines:
            Clay's Creative Corner:
            The Bakery House:
            Truli Confectionary Arts:
            Brown Betty's Dessert Boutique:
            Velvet Sky Bakery

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            1. re: Laura D.


              Thanks for your thoughtful reply. I will look into these suggestions.