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Apr 21, 2009 02:48 PM

Great Cakes in Greater Dallas

When I lived in WInter Park FL there was an unbelievable restaurant called the Bubble Room that was as famous for it's cakes as it was for it's wacky decor. They sold the most amazing cakes (the best Red Velvet in the world!)

I cannot find any REALLY good cakes in this city. Celebrity can be good and Stein's is OK (better for petit fours)...can anyone tell me where I can purchase an amazing Red Velvet, Italian creme, carrot or German Chocolate cake

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  1. Try there white rock cake rocks. They also have all of the above.

    1. although there is a lack of top pastry goods here, i must steer you to society bakery for red velvet, have compared to sprinkles and the cake at society itself is excellent moist and full of flavor.. the icing is buttercream if you like that.. but i am sure they have other selections, they do a huge wedding business. have tried their iced shortbreads, but so far i go to tart for iced shortbreads.

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      1. re: lizlemon

        While I like buttercream, the standard icing on a red velvet cake is sweetened cream cheese.

      2. When you say, "in this city," can you tell me which city it is you're talking about?

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        1. re: Jaymes

          Greater Dallas...where is Society Bakery?...definintely no buttercream on Red Velvet!

          Thanks for the suggestions!

          1. re: wine04pinot

            It is next to Corner Market who has a wide range of sandwiches most of which aren't that great and overpriced. I stopped in to Society to look around but really wasn't in the mood for sweets. It looked pretty good but I can't attest to it...just know where it is. SE Corner of Greenville and McCommas

            3426B Greenville Avenue
            Dallas, TX 75206

        2. Although it's been some years, my aunt, uncle, grandmother and a slew of cousins used to live in Dallas. Their favorite cakes in those days came from the Highland Park Cafeteria. You can buy cakes that are already made, or you can special order. As I recall, their Red Velvet Cake was especially good. It does have a cream cheese frosting.

          And Neiman's used to do some mighty fancy and tasty cakes for special occasions. Look at this beauty:

          It's probably not what you're looking for, but georgous nonetheless, no?

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          1. re: Jaymes

            Gotta love Neiman's! Did you see the price on that baby!?

            1. re: CocoaNut

              Yep. I guess I'd better get two!

          2. I've had some excellent individual slices of Italian Creme, Carrot and German Choc from Whole Foods (Arlington, Forrest(?) LN and Richardson) and although it's been a number of years ago, found them to be better (much moister and richer tasting) than a couple of different cup cakes that I've had from Society Bakery.

            While good, I think SB gets a lot of positive hype simply because they are in a jazzed up, high profile neigborhood. While they are hands down better than grocery store varieties, to my liking, they are not as good as some would have you buy into. The good thing is that they offer cupcakes in the most popular selling varieties of cake - so you can give them a test run without purchasing a whole cake.

            Oh, and if memory serves me correctly, Red Velvet is supposedly their "signature" cake - and I'm fairly certain it comes standard with the traditional cream cheese frosting. Frosting on other (cup)cakes are buttercream.