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bluepig1 Jul 28, 2009 08:58 AM

Looking for a gourmet bakery in Raleigh to do a birthday cake for my mom's 60th. A quick search of this board suggested Gourmandises de France (then Plaisirs de France) but it appears they are now closed? We've enjoyed Hereghty's in the past and that's probably my default option unless you have better recommendations. Also considering one of the cupcake places perhaps or maybe a nice Fresh Market cake if Hereghty's whole cakes (I've only had their mini cakes or individual slices of cake) are really really expensive.

We're looking for a gourmet (creative flavors, quality ingredients) round or square cake for 8-10 in the Raleigh area. Moderate pricing.

Thanks!

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    burgeoningfoodie RE: bluepig1 Jul 28, 2009 09:13 AM

    See if this link starts you on your search..

    http://tinyurl.com/nfpg2k and

    http://www.goodtastecakedesigns.com/

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      rockycat RE: bluepig1 Jul 28, 2009 09:43 AM

      If I need a truly well decorated cake, I use Edible Art Bakery on Hillsborough.
      http://www.edibleartbakery.com/
      Hereghty's is also a good choice, as you already know. I'm not quite sure what you mean by moderate pricing, though. That will mean different things to different people.

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        cackalackie RE: rockycat Jul 28, 2009 10:51 AM

        I used Edible Art for an anniversary cake recently. It was gorgeous and delicious. And lots to choose from!

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          dubedo RE: rockycat Jul 28, 2009 05:55 PM

          I tasted wedding cakes at Edible Art - they were the best-tasting cakes we tried. (We ended up choosing a venue that came with a cake - otherwise Edible Art would have been my first choice).

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          veganturtle RE: bluepig1 Jul 28, 2009 12:37 PM

          Once in a Blue Moon Bakery in Cary - http://www.bluemoonbakery.com/home.htm
          or
          TwinCakes Bakery - http://www.twinskitchen.com/bakery.php

          (TwinCakes is in Raleigh but they don't have a storefront) - I highly recommend them!!
          From their website:
          "Our baked goods are homemade and baked in a state inspected domestic kitchen. We take great pride in making sure we deliver you the best product possible. Twin Cakes first priority is to create delicious goodies for all to enjoy. ...
          ...We would like to make each order decorated exactly to your specification. Everything is made to order and requires at least a 48 hour notice. Call us at (919) 306-5304 to talk about what we can dream up for you. There is a 24 hour cancellation policy. We can deliver* to your home or office, or you can pick up your goodies."

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            alan412 RE: veganturtle Jul 28, 2009 01:44 PM

            Second vote for Once in a Blue Moon in Cary

          2. eat2winraleigh RE: bluepig1 Jul 28, 2009 06:29 PM

            I just ordered a cake for 25 people from the Cupcake Shoppe on Glenwood and it was awesome! We got the vanilla cake with cookie icing and the icing was delicious. It was about $60. Would definitely recommend

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              bluepig1 RE: bluepig1 Aug 10, 2009 02:04 PM

              Thanks for all the suggestions. I will definitely need them, as it turns out Hereghty doesn't make cakes anymore! I called them today to get their menu/price list and they indicated they'd recently changed pastry chefs.

              Will work my way down the list and report back. Thanks!

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                bluepig1 RE: bluepig1 Sep 9, 2009 06:35 AM

                Just a quick follow up - I ended up ordering a 6" round from Cake Dreams by Sally. www.cakedreamsbysally.com -- we got the almond cake with raspberry mousse filling. Custom made, affordable, beautifully decorated, and most importantly tasty! I'd recommend them in the future.

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