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Birthday cake needed for 40+ people

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

      1. 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
        708 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144

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        1. re: owen_meany

          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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          Party Favors
          1356 Beacon St, Brookline, MA

          1. re: CookieLee

            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.

            1. re: CookieLee

              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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              Party Favors
              1356 Beacon St, Brookline, MA

              1. re: yanz

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

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            1. re: hotoynoodle

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

              1. re: hotoynoodle

                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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                Modern Pastry
                257 Hanover St, Boston, MA

              2. 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).