HOME > Chowhound > Greater Boston Area >
What's your latest food quest? Tell us about it

Quest for birthday cake with italian cream filling

MBACF Sep 2, 2009 05:12 PM

Hello everyone, I am new to the board and new to Boston. I live north of the city (in Burlington). I am looking to get a birthday cake that has layers of sponge cake with a little spritz of rum (or rum flavored syrup) and mascapone cheese filling. Does anyone have a favorite bakery that has this kind of cake available? I am hoping not to have to go to North End to get it because it may be difficult to find a place to park.

Thank you so much for your help! I am very excited to join this board!


  1. b
    buffet king Sep 3, 2009 06:35 AM

    Another vote for Modern Pastry in Medford Square. It's easier to park than driving to the North End. I get my birthday cakes at Modern Pastry.

    Modern Pastry
    20 Salem St, Medford, MA

    1 Reply
    1. re: buffet king
      janzy Sep 3, 2009 08:23 AM

      Always got my cake at both Modern locations, but I've been going to Luberto's in Revere for the past couple of years.
      A lot better than Modern imho.

    2. p
      phonelady Sep 3, 2009 05:38 AM

      Roma's in Woburn; LaCasia's in Burlington

      1. Chris VR Sep 2, 2009 07:47 PM

        I'll often get birthday cakes from Colarusso's bakery in Stoneham, which would be pretty convenient for you. I haven't had that flavor but I'm 95% sure I've seen it offered. EDIT: Yep, it's listed on their website at http://www.colarussosbakery.com/_bdaycakes.html#cakemenu

        For that type of cake, I know I've seen many recommendations for a cake place in Revere, but the name slips my mind. It might be Luberto's, as recommended in this thread http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/332055

        That thread also recommends Fisichelli's and while I haven't had their rum cake, their lobster tail pastries are so good, I'd give credence to that recommendation.

        1 Reply
        1. re: Chris VR
          mcel215 Sep 3, 2009 05:48 AM

          Yes, it's Luberto's on Broadway Revere.

          Cakes to die for.

        2. mabelm4050 Sep 2, 2009 06:51 PM

          Maybe try Antoine's Pastry Shop in Newton. Unfortunately I don't think they have a website, so you'll have to give them a call.

          4 Replies
          1. re: mabelm4050
            Scruffy The Cat Sep 2, 2009 07:33 PM

            Antoine's definitely has this. It's a happy thing. 617.527.9193 You can park out front usually. You can stop in at DePasquale's sausage next door for some very good Italian sausages too.

            1. re: Scruffy The Cat
              Buddernut Sep 2, 2009 07:39 PM

              Modern Pastry in Medford Square.

              1. re: Buddernut
                fmcoxe6188 Sep 3, 2009 05:32 AM

                Second Modern- we got my mother's birthday cake from their North End location this year- same cake you have described and it was delicious.

                1. re: Buddernut
                  StriperGuy Sep 3, 2009 06:16 AM

                  Modern by FAR!

            2. SmokeDawg Sep 2, 2009 05:45 PM

              Try Patsy's on Broadway in Somerville. It's a traditional Italian bakery, and parking is easy as pie. (Sorry)

              Show Hidden Posts