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Lemon Tart Jun 29, 2010 05:12 PM

Birthday is comin' up and I'm in the mood for cream cheese icing. Lots of it. Recs, pls.

  1. Otonabee Jun 29, 2010 06:41 PM

    For me, the Carrot Cake at Remarkable Bean on Queen in the Beaches is the hands down winner. Really amazing icing (lots!) and cake!... Don't know if you can buy a whole cake or not, but nothing lost by asking.

    great now I am thinking about it!!

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    Remarkable Bean
    2242 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4E, CA

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      trane Jun 30, 2010 08:46 AM

      Not to thread hijack, but are there any places that make the carrot on top out of marzipan instead of icing? I seem to recall this being a feature of the best carrot cakes of my yotuh.

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        childofthestorm Jun 30, 2010 09:58 AM

        I love the one they serve at Edward Levesque's in Leslieville. They also sell whole cakes to go with advance notice. My favourite in Toronto for sure.

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        Edward Levesque's
        1290 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L1C4, CA

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          Ted Richards Jun 30, 2010 09:05 PM

          My favourite has always been Carole's Cheesecake Company - we used it as our wedding cake. You can often find it at the Loblaw's at Queen's Quay and Jarvis (and probably lots of other places).

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            desserto Jul 2, 2010 06:10 PM

            Yes, Carole's Classic Carrot Cake is my favourite too. You can order one from Decadent Desserts in First Canadian Place or Brookfield Place.

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            pâté chinois Jul 2, 2010 04:23 AM

            My favourite carrot cake is made by Sweets from the Earth - it's vegan (not that it really matters to me because I'm not) and not cloyingly sweet.

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              Sheikah Jul 2, 2010 04:42 AM

              I was just about to suggest the same! Hands down one of my favourite sweet eats ever. You'd never even guess that the cream cheese has no dairy in it.

              Their chocolate cake is ridiculously good too. A little too sweet, but still brilliant. But that's a completely different topic... :P

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                Full tummy Jul 2, 2010 07:42 PM

                Anywhere in the east-end where one can purchase it?

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                  Sheikah Jul 2, 2010 08:44 PM

                  Hm...I'm not too sure, as I'm located in center downtown. I know you can pick it up at the Big Carrot - that's about the furthest out east that I've been where I've seen it.

                  Most health food type stores would have it, I think. Places that would stock vegan foods should have them...sorry, I know that's not too much help =/

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                    pâté chinois Jul 4, 2010 05:23 AM

                    It's also possible to get it at Sobey's.

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                      Full tummy Jul 4, 2010 11:26 AM

                      Thanks for the tips, Sheikah & pâté. I'll take a look. Btw, which Sobey's did you find it at?

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                        pâté chinois Jul 5, 2010 10:07 AM

                        I've seen it a various Sobeys, probably the one on Broadview and the one on the Queensway near Parklawn (I recently moved in the west end). Sweets have a website (http://www.sweetsfromtheearth.com) where you will find information on where their products are sold.

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                          sman Jul 5, 2010 10:31 AM

                          I've ordered the carrot cake from Sweets directly for a birthday and picked it up at their bakery in the Junction. They don't have a store front but I believe they do special orders.

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                  pescatarian Jul 2, 2010 09:23 PM

                  When I first saw this post, this is the version that came to mind even though it's vegan. It's deliciously creamy and not too sweet.

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                    millygirl Jul 3, 2010 06:32 AM

                    Haven't had it in years, but Baker Street used to make an excellent carrot cake. I'd be interested to hear if anyone's had their version lately? I recall it being very moist, lots of pineapple, with a cream cheese icing. It came decorated with coconut all along the sides.

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                  Arcadiaseeker Jul 5, 2010 12:02 PM

                  It's been awhile since I had it but the Annapurna on Bathurst used to have the best carrot cake around.

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                    jyeung Jan 15, 2011 06:25 PM

                    O&B has the absolute best carrot cake I've been lucky enough to find thus far. Cake is moist and loaded with walnuts and raisins (which I normally detest but not in this case!). Most delicious and decadent cream cheese frosting (that actually tastes as it should - like cream cheese). It is also served with a scoop of lemon sour cream ice cream!

                    A must try!

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                    Oliver & Bonacini
                    2901 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON M2K 1E6, CA

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