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St. Louis bakery

Looking for a nice bakery in the Webster/Kirkwood area to order a birthday cake for my Dad's 70th. His favorites are spice cake and carrot cake. Any suggestions?

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  1. http://www.mcarthurs.com/default.asp

    Try McArthurs- they have a location in Kirkwood. I can't remember being disappointed by their product.

    1. I would agree with McArthur's - very good. You might also try Straub's bakery.

      1. Clayton's Bakery on Manchester in Des Peres.

        1. Federhoffer's on Gravois is good. Not in Webster, but not far away.

          1. Run, do not walk to Cravings on Big Bend in Old Webster. Tim Brennan is a James Beard Award winner for his desserts and does beautiful, delicious work. DH went to him last week and asked for a cake like Almond Joy candy bars, i.e., coconut and dark chocolate, and triumphantly brought it home for my birthday. (Tim did our wedding cake: lemon with blueberry filling and chocolate with cranberry filling.) Fabulous. Not your ordinary bakery stuff.

            1. Definitely check out McArthurs Bakery! They have 3 locations...the cakes are more expensive, but worth it.


              Phil Novara

              1. We ended up doing McArthur's, requested a spice cake with cream cheese icing. Good, but a little dry, I thought, and not spicy enough for my taste.

                1. People's taste in cake can be quite varied. What does your Dad like. Cravings does really nice, refined cakes but they are expensive. However they are delicious. Macarthur is okay but run of the mill along with some others mentioned on this blog. If he likes cheesecake, go to Hank's. If he likes gooey butter try Gooey Louie. If he is plain jane like my father, go to Schnucks and save yourself the money and aggravation. Good luck with that one.

                  1. Carrot cake from Sugaree Baking Company in Dogtown is mighty good!

                    1. I would ditto any recommendation of Cravings. Amazing desserts and worth the extra expense. I've had a carrot cake that was WOW!