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Feb 2, 2010 12:36 PM

Dessert in Detroit

Where is a great place to get dessert in Detroit (or maybe the nearby suburbs) especially cupcakes or large cakes. I'm thinking of getting some for a big party.


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  1. Depends exactly what you want, but Astoria Pastry Shop is a good place to start. Locations in Detroit Greektown and Royal Oak.

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    1. re: Jim M

      Consider Shatila Bakery in east Dearborn:

      Dunno if they do cupcakes, but some of their cakes and ME desserts are over the top.

      1. re: Jim M

        I must be one of the onlyest people in the world that thinks that Astoria Bakery is overrated. I'm the first to admit that their presentation is first rate...everything they make is *so* pretty to look at. Every time I've had something to actually eat, though, it never lives up to the beautiful appearance. To me, taste is more important than presentation.

        1. re: boagman

          Boagman, I think you're absolutely right

      2. Zingerman's's spendy though.

        1. There's a place on Old Woodward in Birmingham called the Cupcake Station. Has many different flavors and sized of cupcakes.

          1. My advice would be Cafe Cortina in Farmington Hills. About half a year ago, I had what I can only describe as *the very best* dessert I've had in at least 5 years. Annanas Grigliatas (forgive me if it's spelled incorrectly) was simply an A+, all around. Spiced fresh pineapple slices which were grilled, and then served with their housemade ice cream which was covered in their rum-based caramel sauce. Had there not been other patrons there, I kid you not: I'd have licked the darned plate clean. As it was, I scraped every morsel off the plate that I could.

            Expensive, yes, but so *totally* worth it.


              My wife says that it was one of the best things she has ever had.