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kevsails Apr 6, 2010 06:00 AM

Just got 'dumped' by a cakemaker (Christina DeFeo - Click on Cakes - great cakes, no ability to honor commitments) as she has run into a "work conflict" in her full time job. We had a commitment for her to provide a custom cake for my wife's big milestone birthday cake for Friday, April 16th - for eighty, ganache, fondant, sugar pastiche flowers, would have been lovely... Now I am 10 days before the event and looking for referrals. The evening gig on 4/16 is in Monmouth County at a venue in Atlantic Highlands. If anyone has a reliable, professional and exceptional baker they can refer me to for this event, I will be forever thankful!

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    HillJ Apr 6, 2010 06:19 AM

    Hmmm, ten days...before the graduation/holiday time...have you tried The Flaky Tart in AH? Or the bakery up the hill in Highlands?

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    Flaky Tart
    145 1st Ave, Atlantic Highlands, NJ

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      kevsails Apr 6, 2010 06:21 AM

      Thanks... stopping by both places this morning... Will let all know how it shakes out. Please keep those ideas coming!

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        njfreqflyer Apr 6, 2010 05:55 PM

        Pink Cake Box of Denville will deliver to south Jersey. The pastry chef is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute, was a participant in the Food Network's Blind Date Cake challenge, and was a winner on the TLC Ultimate Cake Off contest.

        http://www.pinkcakebox.com/

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        Pink Cake Box
        18 East Main Street, Denville, NJ

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        HillJ Apr 6, 2010 06:32 AM

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/521039
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/325230

        Rec's from past posts
        Good luck!

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          kevsails Apr 6, 2010 06:43 AM

          Thanks! All helpful. Time for a roadtrip!

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            foodislove1958 Apr 6, 2010 11:08 AM

            If the guest of honor likes coconut..Flaky Tart's is sublime. For a more refined cake you might try Piece o'cake in Shrewsbury. My favorite one there is the dark chocolate cake with raspberry filling and a white chocolate ganache covered in the thinnest fondant Ive ever had.

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          aklein Apr 6, 2010 11:25 AM

          macaroon shop in Avon, ye olde pie shoppe in little silver, wegman's,

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            kevsails Jun 4, 2010 09:59 AM

            Hey, everyone.... Kenny at the Waterwitch in Highlands NJ made a fantastic, delicious cake for 80 and deserves a bunch of biz - I asked for alot - poured ganache icing, white chocolate disc with sugar pastiche calla lillies in the shape of the birthday girl's name - no prob. Raspberries in the middle - jist enough - perfectly done. Reasonable, too. Most said it was the tastiest cake they'd ever had.

            1. Gwendolen Jun 5, 2010 03:57 PM

              I recommend Francesca's Cakery in Englishtown. Francesca is a wonderfully talented cake artist. She created our red velvet Celtic themed wedding cake, and it was phenomenal. She is a very gifted artist and her creations are beautiful.

              http://www.cakenj.com/main.html

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