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Dec 20, 2009 04:14 PM

Vanilla Layer Cake

I would like to try a great Vanilla Layer cake and was wondering if anyone can tell me where would be the best place to buy one. Any responses would be helpful.

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  1. I can tell you that the Vanilla Layer cake from Open Window Bakery is not a good choice...

    The best Vanilla cake I have had in a long time is the Vanilla cupcakes from The Wedding Cake Shop on College. You could always try a cupcake there and if you like it get a price on a layer cake.

    I have read some posts about cakes at Marvellous Edibles on Laird but I have never had a cake from them, but their website does mention Buttercream Cakes - so I would think you could order a Vanilla Buttercream Layer Cake.

    If you find a great one please let me know - it is my favourite and I usually just bake it myself which is a lot of work!

    Marvellous Edibles
    120 Laird Dr, Toronto, ON M4G3V3, CA

    The Wedding Cake Shoppe
    859 College St, Toronto, ON M6H, CA

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    1. re: LovelyAsia

      Thanks LovelyAsia. I was thinking about getting the cake at the Village Grocer in Markham, I had one a few years ago and it was quite good. I checked out the cakes on the Marvellous Edibles website, I may decide to try that vanilla buttercream layer cake. I will let you know which one I choose and how good it was.

      1. re: callitasicit

        I decided to report back on the vanilla layer cake I purchased at the Village Grocer in Unionville. It was not very good, you can taste that it wasn't very fresh which surprises me because most of the items I have bought there have been. It was waaaay too sweet and not at all moist. On the other hand, I ordered a lemon cheesecake from them and it was amazing!!

        1. re: callitasicit

          Baker St is selling a vanilla layer cake through Loblaw's. It's available at most of their higher end stores. They're about $14 and they don't seem to sell out (so I got it at 50% off).

          Good value for sure. It's a decent size cake and the ingredients are great - the second ingredient on the list is unsalted butter.

          Thing is, I can't honestly tell you whether it was "good" or "bad". It's a white cake with a white buttercream icing. It tasted fresh even on its "last day of sale". It tasted of butter, not too sweet, with a slight vanilla undertone. I thought it boring and wouldn't get it again yet, at the same time, I can call it impeccable.

          (Some of these cakes are mislabeled as containing banana, pineapple, cinnamon, and nuts. They don't contain any of these things.)

          1. re: embee

            embee, which location did you buy it at? How's it labelled? Is it in the bakery display where the staff serve you?

            1. re: Full tummy

              It's usually in the bakery dept self-serve fridge, with one of the red "new" stickers on top. It says Baker St on top and the ingredient labels are stuck onto the side of the transparent cover.

              Again, I found it boring, despite its obviously high quality. It was at Moore Av, Millwood, and Victoria Park.

            2. re: embee

              Thanks for the tip, Embee. I think I will look for it when I am at Loblaws. Years ago, I had an amazing vanilla layer cake but I don't remember from where. Unfortunately, no cake holds a candle to it since.

              1. re: callitasicit

                It is my favourite cake; I know that may sound odd.... I try to satisfy the craving with Wedding Cake Shoppe vanilla cupcakes.

                1. re: Full tummy

                  I have had the Baker Street cake and have seen them at both Loblaws AND Metro... it was ok but not good enough for me to buy again.

                  I agree with Full Tummy, Wedding Cake Shoppe's vanilla cupcakes are they best thing I have found to satisfy the craving or I have to bake it myself and that is a lot of work!

                  Speaking of Wedding Cake Shoppe - I picked up 6 the other day and hubby and I were blown away by the Peanut Butter ones! Wow!

                  1. re: LovelyAsia

                    Are these cupcakes expensive? I went on the website and although I see pictures of cupcakes on there, there are no details on pricing. I see flavours of cakes, do those flavours extend to their cupcakes?

                    1. re: callitasicit

                      The Wedding Cake Shoppe's cupcakes are excellent. The icing is a lovely buttercream, more on the "buttery" side than the more "gritty" side if that makes sense. I believe 6 cupcakes cost about $13. They make cupcakes in the flavours listed on their site, but not all flavours are available at all times. We've particularly enjoyed the peanut butter, vanilla, mango, hazelnut, dulce de leche, coconut...

                        1. re: callitasicit

                          Just note that they are closed this weekend (Jan 8 - 11), despite the hours listed on their web site.