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sman Sep 22, 2009 08:39 AM

My brother and his fiancée plan to get married in Philly in January. I live in Toronto but they’ve asked me to help with the planning and have put me in charge of finding the perfect wedding cake. The bride-to-be would like a cake that is not only beautiful but tastes great too. I’ve done some preliminary research on bakeries and have come up with Bredenbeck’s and The Night Kitchen so far. Has anyone had any experience with either bakery or can you recommend a different bakery or caterer that can produce a stellar cake? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!

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    Bigley9 Sep 22, 2009 10:40 AM

    I don't have experience with the 2 bakeries you mentioned but Termini's has done some beautiful cakes for events I have catered.

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      mazza3 Sep 22, 2009 11:01 AM

      i second termini's....they did my sister's and it was amazing. you can always ask the caterer/reception folk for advice and local recommendations too....

      i've never heard of bredenbeck's, but i don't know too much about cakes in general....

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        bluehensfan Sep 22, 2009 04:25 PM

        I third Termini's. Their cakes are always tasty and are very professionally done. http://www.termini.com

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        18465 Sep 22, 2009 11:43 AM

        The Night Kitchen is very good, very moist and tasty cakes. The are newly green certified bakery and, give some of their extras to charity, and employed people wiht developmental delays so its a feel good business as well.

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          Hungryin theBurbs Sep 22, 2009 12:21 PM

          I've never had their wedding cake, but in general I have found Bredenbecks to be an average bakery.

          Night Kitchen did my wedding cake (ove 10 years ago), and it was both delicious and beautiful. I haven't been recently, but assuming they haven't lost any quality, it should suit your needs just fine.

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            Karen K Sep 22, 2009 12:45 PM

            Not a wedding cake exactly, but Night Kitchen did a graduation cake for my daughter in June. It was terrific.

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            doxiemom Sep 22, 2009 01:32 PM

            Bredenbeck's and the Night Kitchen Bakery are in Chestnut HIll, so we purchase from the quite a bit. Both do wonderful, fanciful cakes, and everything is delicious. You should also contact Cake (also in Chestnut Hill). With either of those, timing, transport and price will probably weight your decision, because the quality is incredible. By the way, Termini's does terrific work as well, again - you can't go wrong!
            http://bredenbecks.com/galleries/wedding/
            http://www.nightkitchenbakery.com/wed...

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              spicemistress Sep 22, 2009 02:39 PM

              The Night Kitchen did my wedding cake in 2006. It was beautiful and delicious! I can't say enough good things about them! Their chocolate mocha cake is the most amazing cake I have ever eaten! Oh, and for what it's worth, the top of the cake froze very well and we ate it all on our 1 year anniversary!

               
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                Fjordstone Sep 23, 2009 11:37 AM

                We're in the 'burbs, and had our wedding cake done by Aux Petits Delice 17 years ago -- they were fabulous! But in the city, you could try the Pink Rose Pastry Shop.

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                  Fjordstone Sep 23, 2009 03:23 PM

                  Sorry, should have mentioned that Aux Petits Delice is in Wayne!

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                    john237 Sep 23, 2009 07:14 PM

                    Stock's Bakery in Philadelphia has the best pound cake in the city hands down. Decorations are a little limited to traditional.

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                  sman Sep 24, 2009 03:17 PM

                  Thank you for all your helpful replies!

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                    TT2 Sep 25, 2009 10:40 AM

                    Miel Patisserie does beautiful cakes. I also agree with Termini's, and the Night Kitchen.

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                      urbanfabric Sep 28, 2009 12:27 PM

                      Miel did our wedding cake and it was fabulous, taste and look. We wanted buttercream, not fondant, but still wanted a very elegant, smooth look, it was exquisite.

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                      masonwasp Sep 26, 2009 12:50 PM

                      Not quite in Philadelphia, but Aux Petites Delices in Wayne does a lovely job. They did our wedding cake and sweets table several years ago. http://www.auxpetits.com/

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                        exprophet Sep 26, 2009 06:18 PM

                        Bredenbecks is a really great place for special event cakes. They do a really great job and are very creative.

                        1. CakeMom Sep 26, 2009 08:53 PM

                          You could check out Cakes by Suzy right outside of Philadelphia....although admittedly I guess I could be biased. :-)

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                            JanR Sep 27, 2009 05:52 AM

                            Roma Bakery in Blue Bell does delicious and beautiful cakes.

                            1. 94Bravo Sep 27, 2009 07:47 AM

                              I'm shocked and surprised no one has mentioned CAKE in Chestnut Hill! Grey Heck and crew make beautiful wedding cakes:

                              Cake
                              (215) 247-6887
                              Chestnut Hill
                              8501 Germantown Ave
                              Philadelphia, PA 19118

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                                Buckethead Sep 28, 2009 12:43 PM

                                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6541...

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                                cfw18 Feb 15, 2010 11:49 AM

                                The Master's Baker in West Chester, PA. They delivered our wedding cake 5 years ago into Philly. You get an unbelievable design and cake....and what we found out is that we dont have to pay the high cost as inner city philly bakeries.

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