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Birthday Cakes in Watertown

stephenwlinn Jun 28, 2010 11:18 AM

Looking for a good bakery that makes birthday cakes in Watertown (or nearby).

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    Jenny Ondioline Jun 28, 2010 11:22 AM

    I've gotten birthday cakes from Antoine's Bakery in Nonantum and been very pleased with the results.

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      Ralphie_in_Boston Jun 28, 2010 11:46 AM

      Icing on the cake in Newton not far from watertown line makes great looking and tasting cakes. Pricey but they're very well designed and made.

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        BJK Jun 28, 2010 11:48 AM

        Party Favors in Coolidge Corner isn't all that far from Watertown. I used to live in Coolidge Corner and drove to Watertown all the time to go to Russo's.

        Party Favors
        1356 Beacon St, Brookline, MA

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        1. re: BJK
          Blumie Jun 28, 2010 12:17 PM

          No reason to drive to Party Favors with Icing on the Cake so close to Watertown (and a better product).

          Party Favors
          1356 Beacon St, Brookline, MA

          1. re: Blumie
            gansu girl Jun 28, 2010 01:28 PM

            Completely agree - IOTC is much better than Party Favors! About 15 minutes away in Somerville is Lyndell's, where we go for our party cakes . . . old school and delicious and far cheaper (but not works of art like IOTC) than either Party Favors or IOTC.


            1. re: gansu girl
              BJK Jun 28, 2010 05:36 PM

              We'll have to agree to disagree on Party Favors versus Lyndell's. I find the cake at Lyndell's far too dry and the frosting to be very bland. Like eating pure butter! Some people find Party Favors frosting to be too sweet but I love it.

              Party Favors
              1356 Beacon St, Brookline, MA

              1. re: BJK
                teezeetoo Jun 28, 2010 06:04 PM

                Vicki Lee Boyajian on Trapelo in Belmont is reasonably close to you. I like her cakes and I like Antoine's cream cakes (not the frosting ones). I also like Party Favors and am not a fan of Lyndells. Haven't tried IOTC or Lily's.

                Party Favors
                1356 Beacon St, Brookline, MA

                Vicki Lee's
                105 Trapelo Rd, Belmont, MA

        2. Pia Jun 28, 2010 01:19 PM

          When I don't bake my own, we always go to Lilly's Bakery, near the Arsenal Mall -- my favorites are their chocolate mousse cake (with white and dark chocolate and yellow cake) and their Boston Cream.


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            Scruffy The Cat Jun 28, 2010 06:44 PM

            Bread & Chocolate Bakery is not too far from Watertown and makes a great chocolate cake. Lots of other cakes to order.

            Bread & Chocolate Bakery Cafe
            108 Madison Ave, Newton, MA

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              dianalily Aug 17, 2010 09:43 AM

              Lily's Cafe and French Bakery on Arlington Street in Watertown is wonderful. The caramel mousse cake rendered me ecstatic. Russo's is also a favorite.

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              1. re: dianalily
                rr2035 Aug 18, 2010 05:33 PM

                I've had great cakes from both Lily's and Russo's-so completely agree

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