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need a GREAT cake for wife's 60th bday

MarkG Oct 31, 2010 02:02 AM

which bakery would you go to. anywhere in twin cities.

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    churchka RE: MarkG Oct 31, 2010 10:37 AM

    Baker's Wife is fantastic. The cakes are nice and big. And they are the best tasting in all of the Twin Cities in my opinion.

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      docfood RE: churchka Oct 31, 2010 10:51 AM

      I adore the Bravo Cafe on Grand near Lexington. Take a look at this Web site: http://bravobakery.net/documents/inde... Went there to get a cake for my husband's 60th and it was fabulous. Wonderful french styling and fabulous fillings and whipped cream frosting. Go in and taste a slice, they are available for purchase. We had the mango filling and it was orgasmic!!!

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        turtlebella RE: docfood Oct 31, 2010 04:50 PM

        +1 for Bravo Bakery. We got one for my daughter's birthday and it was fantastic. Very unusual and pretty - lots of fresh fruit & good ingredients. See my thread on this --


        Everyone, kids and adults alike, were impressed with how beautiful the cake was and how tasty too. We got strawberry cake with fresh fruit but mango is the most popular flavor.

        Bravo Bakery
        1106 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105

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      Quince RE: MarkG Oct 31, 2010 03:49 PM

      Patrick's Bakery makes lovely cakes, but they are a bit unusual and involve a lot of whipped mousse.

      Patrick's Bakery & Cafe
      2928 W 66th St, Minneapolis, MN 55423

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        faith RE: Quince Nov 1, 2010 11:58 AM

        I have to third Bravo, at one time I would have said a Baker's Wife but my friend had one for her wedding reception and it was kind of clumsily done, way too thick. I love that they use whipped cream for the frosting though, just seems like sometimes the execution can be a bit awkward.

      2. mitch cumstein RE: MarkG Nov 1, 2010 01:38 PM

        Truffle's and Torte's. Husband and wife team, really nice ingredients. Solid job, I would vote for them

        Truffles & Tortes
        72 Nathan Lane
        Plymouth, MN 55345

        Truffles & Tortes Dessert Cafe
        206 East Main Street
        Anoka, MN 55303


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          latte4me RE: mitch cumstein Nov 1, 2010 05:30 PM

          +1 on T&T - received raves at my milestone b-day party.

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            MplsM ary RE: mitch cumstein Nov 1, 2010 07:42 PM

            Truffles and Tortes is one of those places where I turn into an indecisive five year old with eyes as big as saucers. I actually think I've jumped up and down a little when handed my goodies. If their cakes are as good as their individual desserts then yes, yes YES!

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            rockyd RE: MarkG Nov 1, 2010 08:37 PM

            I too like Baker's wife. Their decorations are whimsical, not elegant. I prefer their chocolate or mocha cake. I ordered a lemon for a bridal shower at work and it was surprisingly dull and dry. The other suggestion, more for taste is the Devils Food or Chocolate Spice cake from Lucias (they sell cakes in their "takeout" area) in uptown. Again, those are more about the flavor than any thing fancy in the decoration..

            Lucia's Restaurant
            1432 W 31st St, Minneapolis, MN 55408

            A Baker's Wife's Pastry Shop
            4200 28th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406

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              MayrMN RE: MarkG Nov 2, 2010 11:50 AM

              I really liked the cake I got for my daughters b-day from Queen of Cakes in Edina.

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                Bobannon RE: MarkG Nov 2, 2010 12:07 PM

                The Cake Eater bakery in Seward.

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                  carlos2go RE: MarkG Nov 2, 2010 02:10 PM

                  Try It Takes the Cake in Minnetonka. The chocolate ganache cake is delicious.

                  1. Latinpig RE: MarkG Nov 3, 2010 06:31 PM

                    One word, Buttercream. The best frosting I have ever tasted. I like the Turtle Torte.


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                      BigSal RE: Latinpig Nov 3, 2010 07:58 PM

                      I've only had one slice of a Buttercream cake, but it was fabulous. We had the almond praline cake and I agree that the frosting is great (creamy, buttery, and not too sweet).

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                      scrappycok RE: MarkG Nov 13, 2010 08:07 AM

                      Patrick's or Pardon my French in Eagan. They are consistently amazing - try the passion fruit cake! I've found the Bakers Wife to be very hit or miss.

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