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Im looking for a good baby shower cake.....any suggestions?

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Sunny6 Sep 26, 2009 04:55 PM

Im not looking to spend hundreds either....it's not a fancy wedding cake or anything. Seems like every suggesstion I have been given from people are for cakes that look like they belong at a Wedding reception.

Just a super yummy cake place for a good deal. =)

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    bulavinaka Sep 26, 2009 06:03 PM

    Here's a couple:

    http://www.mysweetandsaucy.com/2009/04/baby-shower-cake-plus-cookies-cupcakes/

    http://bluecupcakebyjulie.blogspot.com/

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      frogcreek455 Sep 26, 2009 06:05 PM

      depending on how much you want to spend, the best baby shower cake is hansens basket weave cake. it is gorgeous and delicious. i am a cake maven - have eaten them all - and this one is my favorite (it is also a great birthday cake - yum!). go online and check it out. and they have a couple locations depending on where you are located. i think it is spectacular and way outdoes susina, sweet lady jane, etc. trust me!!

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        Chow Bella Sep 26, 2009 06:16 PM

        Without a doubt, the most beautiful (and tasty) cake will come from Hansen's. You will never be disappointed by their cakes and I agree with FrogCreek, their basket weave is soooo pretty. Unfortunately, you will also pay a pretty penny.

        If good-but-on-a-budget is what you want, I would recommend Porto's. There is no beating the value of their products and everything, really, is delish. They have locations in Glendale and Burbank......and coming soon to Downey too??!!!!

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          latindancer Sep 26, 2009 08:45 PM

          I attended a baby shower a couple of years ago in Santa Monica.
          The hostess of the party had ordered, believe it or not, a cake from Ralph's...their strawberry shortcake cake.
          Everyone went crazy for it and they did a beautiful job decorating it
          We were all pretty shocked when the hostess told us where it had come from.

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            Fru Sep 26, 2009 09:18 PM

            Not knowing where you are, whether or not the decorating is more important than the cake or what kind of cake, King's Hawaiian Bakery in Torrance is not only reasonable, it has fruit filling flavors that you won't typically find anywhere else. So if you want something that isn't necessarily trendy, check it out. http://www.kingshawaiianrestaurants.c...

            1. hppzz Sep 26, 2009 09:27 PM

              like the portos suggestion...esp the tres leches. but what about a diaper cake as well?

              http://ravenouscouple.blogspot.com/20...

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                JudiAU Sep 26, 2009 10:22 PM

                The berry cake from Susina is excellent and good value at $35 for a large cake. Very pretty and a single big cake goes a long way. Not sure on your budget...

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                  bad nono Sep 27, 2009 10:19 AM

                  I second the Susina suggestion. Excellent cakes, great value.

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                  Obessed Sep 27, 2009 10:03 AM

                  Check out Lark in Silverlake...my MOH got my shower cake there and it was both gorgeous and delicious.

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                    abseygale Sep 27, 2009 10:43 AM

                    A colleague of mine recommended Martino's Bakery in Burbank and after purchasing a few cakes there, I have to say it's now my favorite place for cakes. The tea cakes are beautiful, delicious and reasonably priced as are their sheet cakes. Everyone seems to love them. They've been in business since 1926 including a period where they were owned by Pepperidge Farm.
                    http://www.martinosbakery.com/M-Baker...

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                      Nicole Sep 27, 2009 08:31 PM

                      I really do not care for Hansen's cake at all.

                      I'm not sure if they fall within your budget, but Lido Bakery has delicious cakes and I have frequently seen really cute baby shower cakes in their case. I've seen a number of different baby cake designs, some have a picture of a baby carriage on them, some have 3D blocks on top, etc. They would be perfect.

                      On the lower end, Costco cakes are actually pretty good, especially considering that they are really cheap (something like $17 for a HUGE cake).

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                        bulavinaka Sep 27, 2009 10:09 PM

                        I second Lido in Manhattan Beach for their deliciousness - can't personally vouch for their baby shower themes since I've never personally seen them. Just a heads-up on Lido - their cakes are not on the light side - still great, but some prefer lighter cakes.

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                        magicapple Sep 28, 2009 01:05 PM

                        Don't know where you are located, but Cakery Bakery in La Canada does a great babyshower cake. They make a really cut one with booties. They will also duplicate the shower invitation/design if it's not too complicated. Their lemon cake is amazing and is always a good choice for an afternoon shower. Their website isn't much to look at, but the place does a nice job for a reasonable price.

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