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Need a good bakery in the Central Jersey area

Hi all,

Need to get a birthday cake and do not know of any good, creative bakeries in the central Jersey area. I live in Manalapan and have not been overly thrilled with the bakeries around here. Can anyone recommend one?

Thanks!
Cece

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  1. Never tried this place but keep hearing about it on this website and from others in "the know"...

    Sugar & Sunshine

    http://www.sugarandsunshinebakery.com...

    1. My favorite bakery of all time is still The Flakey Tart in Highlands, but I don't think they do special occasion cakes.
      I have always enjoyed the cakes from Abbate Bakery in Matawan.
      http://www.abbatebakery.com/

      1. Natale's in Summit.

        1. Mendoker's in Jamesburg.

            1. I am with you Cece! There is nothing here in Manalapan!! I only bought bread once in that bakery that was in Town Pointe, next to Hunan on Rt. 9. I forget the name, but that was the only bakery I ever saw in this area. I usually just go to Wegmans or whip something up myself (because I am so picky!!) If you are looking for something specific, let me know, maybe I can give you a recipe! :)

              Funny, when I was a teenager (3 years ago...hee hee I WISH!) I use to work in Vaccaro's Bakery in Clark. I thought they were the BEST on the planet, until of course I saw there little "tricks".

              Good luck!

              Just thought of this place...my neighbor told me they have great canoli's!

              http://www.ecannoli.com/

              La Rosa's in Shewsbury!

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              Pointe
              Chapel Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

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              1. re: Angelina

                The bakery in Town Pointe was Palma's.

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                Pointe
                Chapel Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

                1. re: NoraG

                  I've gotten a few cakes from Wegman's that were as good as any independent bakery, if not better. Mendoker's is also very good, but could be a bit pricey I have found.

                  1. re: jethro

                    I agree with "Jethro".........Wegmans has excellent pies, cakes, and pastries
                    better than many independant bakeries,....also Whole Foods bakery is excellent

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                    Whole Foods
                    905 River Rd, Edgewater, NJ 07020

              2. Haiche's in South Plainfield

                  1. Probably not practical for the Manalapan area, but our go-to bakery for cakes is Raritan Pastry Shop in Raritan.

                    1. What's For Dessert on Rt 71 in Belmar makes the BEST cakes I have ever eaten. Ever.