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Bakery for birthday cake St Paul

We need a birthday cake for our daughter who's turning two in a couple of weeks. This is the cake for the party with a bunch of kids and their parents and other assorted grown-up friends & family (I'm making the cake for our immediate family celebration...all three of us). Probably 10-15 people max.

I'd like it to be tasty, made of quality ingredients. I think this means that grocery store sheet cakes are out of the question; let me know if I'm totally wrong on that front -we don't shop at the larger grocery stores in general so I could be misguided. Maybe they have great bakeries. But it would fit more with our ethos as a family to get her cake at a locally owned, independent bakery. I'd also prefer that the bakery be in St Paul so I don't have to trek all over the metro for it.

I just don't know which bakery...we don't tend to get cake at bakeries. I know Sweets does cakes but I've only ever had their cupcakes (and I don't want to do a bunch of cupcakes this time). Anyone had their cake? Are the incredibly beautiful decorations on their cakes correlated with less-than-yummy insides (like with many wedding cakes?). Other bakeries whose cake you love and who customize cakes? Jerabek's?

Note: we do not need the marketable character type of cake, daughter is too young to know any really. Her parents would prefer something more creative or pretty or like that.

Thanks!

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  1. Check out Bravo Bakery on Grand Ave. Gorgeous cakes.

    P.S. Happy Birthday to your Chowpuppy!

    ~TDQ

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    Bravo Bakery
    1106 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105

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    1. re: The Dairy Queen

      Bravo Bravo Bravo (can I vote 3x)? .. seriously!

      PS another fun option is an ice cream cake from Grand Ole Creamery but I have had both & Bravo is better.

      1. re: reannd

        Oh, Izzy's makes lovely ice cream cakes, too!

        But, Bravo's are so unique and beautiful--I like the mango one.

        ~tDQ

      2. re: The Dairy Queen

        I ordered a cake for my spouse's bd this coming Tuesday and will post a review and a pic. I considered a durian cake as he does love durian, but as I can't be in the room with the fruit and we have guests, along with a $30 price, I followed the suggestion on this site and went for the mango cake. Hope it is as good as the recomendations.

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        Bravo Bakery
        1106 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105

        1. re: docfood

          Heh! Yeah, you have to have a room full of durian lovers for that, I think.

          I hope you like the mango cake. It's very unusual, but delicious (at least, by the slice, which is the only way I've had it.) Happy birthday to your spouse!

          ~TDQ

            1. re: docfood

              Had the Mango birthday cake this evening, and wow!!! Deep mango flavor, exquisite whipped cream frosting, and beautifully decorated. My guests and the birthday person were all swooning, smiling, and giggling with joy and happiness at the sweet richness of the indulgence. Finally, great pastry in St Paul at a reasonable price!!! Even the parsley decorative bits added a great flavor contrast.

        2. While I've never had their actual "cake", I've had multiple (10+) cupcakes and other desserts at A Piece of Cake Bakery on Selby, if their cakes are anything like their cupcakes you will most definitely not be disappointed with any flavor / cake you get. Everything I've had has been top notch and never dry. On a side note their rice krispy treats are ridiculously buttery and delicious.

          http://www.apieceofcakebakery.net/ind...

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          A Piece of Cake
          485 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN

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          1. re: NugarifiK

            I got a souffle cake from A Piece of Cake on Selby for my niece one year and it was very good. I love Sweets cupcakes and would have to think their cake is also good but admittedly, I've not had it. Good luck!

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            A Piece of Cake
            485 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN

          2. Wuollet(sp?) bakery on Grand Avenue, not too far from Lexington.

            1. Cafe Latte on Grand does cakes.

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              Cafe Latte
              850 Grand Ave Ste 1, Saint Paul, MN 55105

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