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Bakery Recommendation for Birthday Cake

easily amused Jul 3, 2009 08:38 PM

Spending 4 nights in the city ( Theater District)...wanting to pick-up a lovely cake for a family member's birthday.... Something different, maybe unique or just plain Yummy!
Any recs?

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    KevinB RE: easily amused Jul 3, 2009 09:55 PM

    If you want something a little different, you might visit one of Chinatown bakeries (our fave is Kim Moon on Dundas between McCaul and Spadina). They have some different flavours, like mango, and they don't have the thick overly sweet icing that many Western cakes do. Plus they're not as expensive as cakes from places like Dufflet.

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      Full tummy RE: KevinB Jul 3, 2009 09:58 PM

      The one issue I have with many of the cakes from Chinese bakeries is that the icing is made with vegetable oil, which, to me, makes for an inedible concoction...

      You could certainly take a look at what Senses Bakery has to offer; it's close by...


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      Atahualpa RE: easily amused Jul 4, 2009 06:41 AM

      My favourite cake for my birthday is Dufflet's Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Cake. Worth the cost.

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        Full tummy RE: Atahualpa Jul 4, 2009 07:31 AM

        Yes, that is a yummy cake!! I also had a great banana dulce de leche cake from McEwan, which is one thing I highly recommend at the shop.

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          erly RE: Full tummy Jul 4, 2009 09:31 AM

          Hi Full Tummy,
          I wrote in an earlier post that mcewan refuses to "write on their cakes".
          They may change,,,, as they now carry (I complained the first day about the eggs) a free range 100% Grain Fed antibiotic and hormone free egg.
          So I agree with Dufflet. for now

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            Full tummy RE: erly Jul 4, 2009 10:44 AM

            Yes, thanks for pointing that out again. So, best to only buy McEwan cakes if you don't need anything written on the cake.

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          Crepes Suzette RE: Atahualpa Jul 4, 2009 11:29 AM

          My favourite birthday cake for the past couple of occasions has been Dufflet's "Lemon Parfait". Delicious and light (in texture - not calories!) and wonderfully lemony. Perfect for spring or summer.

        3. elvisahmed RE: easily amused Jul 7, 2009 01:23 PM

          I highly recommend Rahier. We had the white chocolate cake (kinda looks like flowers/clouds) and it was to die for. A picture is worth thousand words so see for yourslef.

          1. elvisahmed RE: easily amused Jul 7, 2009 01:26 PM

            Here is the picture

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