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Apr 7, 2010 02:46 PM

WOW cake

hi boston hounds - a friend is turning 50 this year and I am looking for a WOW cake - fondant and special decorating a must - I really don't know any cake bakeries in the area - (I'm a ny hound - but the party is up here ) ... any help is much appreciated.

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  1. There was a similar post recently and I suggested Kondeitermeister in Braintree because the decorating is outstanding. Admittedly, I don't love all their cakes but do like the carrot and the lemon cream once. After I posted, someone recommended the cassava cake and Modern, and let me tell you after checking their website that's the cake I would go with.

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    1. re: Pegmeister

      I think you mean cassaTa cake from Modern - I'm not entirely sure that cassava cake would be all that delectable.

      1. re: Allstonian

        Exactly, keyboard is not real great on my netbook. Thanks for the correction, still it's pretty amazing.

      2. re: Pegmeister

        We used Konditormeister for our wedding cake and were very please with the cake quality and decorating skill. The flavors vary widely and some are much better than others! Our favorites were vanilla cake with strawberries and chocolate rum filling between the layers and chocolate with chocolate cognac between the layers. Both were even better in the real cake than they were at the tasting ( much moister). I definitely recommend doing a tasting to get exactly what you are looking for.

        Our cake was a comical custom design ( see picture) where we asked for the layers to be tilted and for the bride to have fallen off the top of the cake and being helped back up by the groom. They really did a great job capturing our colors (jewel tones) and the design concept.

        1. re: InmanSQ Girl

          Barmy and I also got our wedding cake from Konditor Meister, and were extremely happy with it as well. We're not fondant fans, so we stuck with buttercream icing, but I know that they work with both.

          1. re: InmanSQ Girl

            Love the theme of your cake InmanSq Girl...a touch of whimsy on an elegant cake. It really tells a story.

            I can also vouch for Konditormeister. We got a cake for a shower at work a few weeks ago and the decoration was really sweet. It was a white cake with a layer of strawberries and cream. Decorated with white frosting, yellow duckies, baby booties and shavings of white chocolate. A cake worth going off the diet for, to be sure.

        2. I assume you don't mean a World of Warcraft cake... :)

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          1. re: Prav

            no thank you - - had to wikipedia "world of warcraft" - he is sooo not wow ... but thanks for clarifying

          2. Party Favors in Coolidge Corner, Brookline will custom-decorate a cake in any spectacular theme you can imagine. They are tasty, not just beautiful. Their cakes and fancy cupcakes are good for special occasions and understandably pricey.

            Party Favors
            1356 Beacon St, Brookline, MA

            1. I've had great tasting, beautifully decorated cakes from The Icing on the Cake:

              1. The best looking cakes I've bought have been from Truly Jorg's but the best tasting cakes I've bought have been Icing on the Cake. Not that Jorg's cake is bad, just that the Icing on the Cake (especially the specialty flavors) are just SO GOOD. I've not particularly liked Party Favors cakes but also haven't had one in quite a long time so take that for whatever it's worth.

                Truly Jorgs Pastry
                124 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906

                Icing On the Cake
                230 Adams St, Newton, MA

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                1. re: Chris VR

                  vicki lee's in belmont - if you have a little time, go taste test at a few of these and see what you like. sweet tooth in South Boston is also pretty good.

                  1. re: teezeetoo

                    Oh Yes, Sweet Tooth is great, especially the boston cream cheesecake.

                  2. re: Chris VR

                    Jorg from Truly Jorg's has been on those food network cake decorating challenges so nice look indeed.

                    1. re: yummy2184

                      May look good, but Truly Jorg's cakes taste... well, I had one here a few yrs ago... my family left it in the fridge & we ended up throwing it out. They told me my cakes taste better, and I'm no expert by any means.

                      I saw that program on Food Network, too. I was shocked - to be honest, I wondered who was paid off! I don't think their cakes even look that great...

                      1. re: threedogs

                        We had a baby shower cake from there and everybody loved it- they were fighting over who got to take the leftovers home. That's the only cake I've gotten. i've tried other pastries and some have been very good, some looked a lot nicer than they tasted. But based on that cake, I'd still recommend them. I'll try to attach a picture.

                        1. re: Chris VR

                          Well, that's why Chowhound is good - everyone is different. Actually, when I first tasted Truly Jorg's cakes & pastry years ago, I thought it was good - but I had just arrived back home after a 2 1/2 year drought in the food wasteland of Tucson. I claim my taste buds were out of touch at that time, lol.

                          Good you enjoyed your baby shower cake. I would advise that anyone who is considering purchasing something like this from them - buy a couple of small items to taste first. Or ask them for a sample.

                          I think there are better cakes out there, but that's my opinion, of course.

                          1. re: threedogs

                            I know, it's funny how it works that way! Like Party Favors- I've heard lots of good things about them but even when I lived nearby and heard good things and tried them every once in a while because they were so convenient, I still didn't like them.

                            However, I've never heard a bad word here about Icing on the Cake, so if the OP is still with us, that's probably a safe bet!

                            Party Favors
                            1356 Beacon St, Brookline, MA

                        2. re: threedogs

                          I agree Truly Jorg's cakes and pastries are NOT AT ALL tasty!