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Wedding cake in Philadelphia?

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

    1. 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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      1. re: mazza3

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

      2. 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.

        1. 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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          1. re: Hungryin theBurbs

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

          2. 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!

            1. 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!

              1. 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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                1. re: Fjordstone

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

                  1. re: Fjordstone

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

                2. Thank you for all your helpful replies!

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

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                    1. re: TT2

                      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.

                    2. 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/

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

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

                          1. Roma Bakery in Blue Bell does delicious and beautiful cakes.

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

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

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                              1. 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.