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Jul 19, 2010 03:55 PM

Sheet cakes (SEA)

I find myself in charge of office parties/etc. I don't like buttercream layer cakes, so I'm not a good judge of what's good and what isn't. Costco seems to be the default but surely we can do better than that? I did try Borrachini's last time and it went over well, AND they deliver to downtown, but I wonder if I have other options in the budget to mid range categories.

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  1. My last fav from an office birthday cake was from the Metropolitan Market bakery in Queen Anne. Nice cake, good frosting that wasn't sicky sweet. You might try them. I don't order the cakes, so I don't know whether they deliver, etc.

    I don't like costco cakes. I do like A Piece of Cake in the International District for Asian style cake with fresh whipped cream frosting and fresh fruit. YUM. just don't get their sugar-free version - someone ordered it without telling anyone and I had a headache for the rest of the day after one piece! Also, as someone from Hawaii, I also like the Kauai Family Bakery (in SoDo) for Hawaiian-style cakes like haupia (coconut), chantilly (my fav), guava, etc. YUM.

    Metropolitan Market
    1908 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA

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    1. re: akq

      I can second Metropolitan Market in Lower Queen Anne. The bakery was better when they were Larry's Market but thankfully they kept some of the bakery staff... it just seems like maybe they get less opportunity to bake the way they used to which is sad. But they still do good stuff.

      If these are birthday type affairs I suppose you are stuck with cakes for the most part. One thing that my office really likes for the non-cake people it tarts from Le Fournil. They are not too expensive and rich enough that the portions don't have to be huge.

      Metropolitan Market
      1908 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA

      1. re: seattleviking

        Met Market, I like it! I'll check them out. Thanks. And those other suggestions are intriguing...maybe I'll go get a couple slices and see what everyone thinks.

        Seattleviking, I'd personally prefer a tart but we're talking half sheets that feed 40-50--that would be a lot of tarts. These are for retirements, goings-away, other big occasions. I fantasize about getting the Phoenix cake from Bakery Nouveau and cutting the pieces really small without anyone noticing, but I don't think that's going to work.:)

    2. I don't know about delivery, but we switched from Borrachini's to Something Delicious Bakery in Kent. So good, and not like any cake I've had elsewhere. Avoid the frosting that they describe as shortning based, and go with one of the other choices. Their creamy frosting is wonderful. Their cakes are very moist and flavorful and we get raves every time we serve them. They have a website and they say retirement parties, etc are their specialty.