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CanIHaveABite Aug 9, 2010 04:22 PM

Celebrating my friend's 40th birthday and I'm looking for an awesome large birthday cake to feed 40+ people. Open to different flavors just want it to be moist and delicious!. Friends have mentioned "Icing On The Cake", "This Takes the Cake" and Konditor Meister". I really like Party Favors in Brookline but don't know how they all compare. Thanks for any advice.

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Party Favors
1356 Beacon St, Brookline, MA

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    Blumie RE: CanIHaveABite Aug 9, 2010 06:08 PM

    I much prefer Icing on the Cake to Party Favors, although Party Favors certainly has its share of fans on this board. For a great tasting budget option, go to Costco.

    1. mabelm4050 RE: CanIHaveABite Aug 9, 2010 06:10 PM

      Second Costco's, and BJs are also really delicious.

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        owen_meany RE: CanIHaveABite Aug 10, 2010 03:42 AM

        If you like a very traditional (heavy on the frosting) cake consider Lyndell's in Ball Square Somerville (and now Boston and Cambridge...not sure if Belmont is open as yet).

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        Ball Square Cafe
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          CookieLee RE: owen_meany Aug 10, 2010 06:17 AM

          I love the frosting on cakes from Party Favors! And, I've had many cakes from Costo's, and thought they were fine. Love the choc mousse!

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          1356 Beacon St, Brookline, MA

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            nsenada RE: CookieLee Aug 10, 2010 07:17 AM

            Just got a red velvet one from Costco that wasn't very good, at least in red velvet terms. It was really more like a red-colored plain white cake with buttercream frosting (not very cream cheesey). That one was round, but very large. The sheet cakes are excellent, though, and I've heard the round chocolate cake is very good.

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              yanz RE: CookieLee Aug 10, 2010 07:35 PM

              So I'm looking at the cake catalog for Party Favors, and it looks like they pile a ton of buttercream frosting onto their cakes in decorating them. True? Is the cake to frosting ratio still ok? I'm partial to something like 1:4 cake: frosting ratio, but what they have in their pictures is pretty intimidating...(example here: http://www.partyfavorsbrookline.com/i...

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              1356 Beacon St, Brookline, MA

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                kimfair1 RE: yanz Aug 14, 2010 07:07 AM

                The regular cakes at Party Favors don't have that much frosting on it. Most of the frosting in that pic is the rabbit. If you are just getting a cake with writing on it there won't be that much frosting.

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                Party Favors
                1356 Beacon St, Brookline, MA

          2. hotoynoodle RE: CanIHaveABite Aug 10, 2010 07:02 AM

            the cakes i've seen from konditor all look very old school.

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              bugsmum RE: hotoynoodle Aug 10, 2010 07:06 AM

              Costco cakes are surprisingly good and very kind to the budget, a fine combination.

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                yanz RE: hotoynoodle Aug 10, 2010 07:11 PM

                what do you mean by old school? are you talking about flavors or designs?

                Modern Pastry makes some good cakes. I guess it depends on whether you like your frosting light or heavy, sweet or less sweet, buttercream vs. whipped cream, fruit vs. no fruit, etc. Different bakeries will do things in different ways, so some people will prefer one vs. the other for the icing alone.

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              2. nsenada RE: CanIHaveABite Aug 10, 2010 07:19 AM

                My brother swears by Wright's Dairy Farm cakes in Rhode Island - they are actually pretty good, but more of a whipped cream frosting, with a puddingy filling (at least the one's I've had).

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                  FeastNut2008 RE: CanIHaveABite Aug 13, 2010 07:10 PM

                  We just had a birthday cake two weeks ago for 40 people from Fratelli's Bakery in Quincy. AMAZING! The cake was extraordinarily fresh. We are also getting our wedding cake from here. We had the chocolate cake with chocolate truffle fudge filling and it was TO DIE FOR! My mouth is watering just thinking about it. The leftover cake from the birthday party was left in the box - without being wrapped for more than a week - and it still tasted like we had just purchased it. Price wasn't bad either - I think it was $70 or so - it was a half sheet that they had done tinkerbell on - it was a kids party, but for what it was, the price was quite reasonable.

                  Avoid Konditor Meister - great presentation, horrible flavor. Montillio's served us stale cake on our wedding tasting - horrid!

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