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Lingcullen Dec 31, 2010 05:41 AM

I want something Nifty for my birthday cake-- nothing cakeworks-ish or Crave-like. Far too much icing for my liking. Extra points for locally owned and operated, even more points for Downtown/Southwesterly like areas of Calgary. =)

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    Merry113 Dec 31, 2010 06:49 AM

    Bliss & Co cakes are delish. My fave is Chocolate cake with caramel buttercream filling & chocolate icing. Their icing is way less sweet than Crave & they don't seem to pile it on as much. They have lots of options for flavor/icing combos. Bliss & Co is locally owned by Justina & Sylvia (sisters). They are very easy to work with.

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      aktivistin Dec 31, 2010 07:55 AM

      Seconding Bliss & Co, in Chinatown and in Chinook Centre. Plus, they have delicious pies (very, very good crusts, and not-overly-sweet fillings)--great for people in your party who are less fond of cakes.

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        maplesugar Dec 31, 2010 11:51 AM

        3rd Bliss & Co - I'm not usually an icing fan- their icings are fantastic! and the cakes are excellent (I'd love to know their secret!) The icings are not too sweet, never gritty, the cakes are light and moist. We'll be in Calgary tomorrow I just might have to swing a trip over there to get my fix :)

        Edelweiss doesn't quite fit your geographic area but I'd recommend them for something different - I'd say untraditional but really quite the opposite - they're doing Black Forest Cakes the way they should be-filled with real sour cherries instead of pie filling! http://www.edelweissimports.com/baker...

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          Merry113 Dec 31, 2010 11:53 AM

          The retail part of the Chinatown location is closed until Jan 11 but they are still doing pickup & delivery. Chinook location is open. Just thought I would warn you.

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            maplesugar Dec 31, 2010 11:56 AM

            Ooh good to know! Thanks Merry!

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      smyth39 Dec 31, 2010 08:17 AM

      The B Day cakes at Yamato on Center Street N. are the best ever, not too sweet but very decadent and a very good selection. Best to go and try a few small pieces at the cafe.

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        Roarasaur Dec 31, 2010 03:48 PM

        +1 for the cakes at Yamato. I really really like their tiramisu cake. Can't compare to one of the cakes from Bliss and Co but I wouldnt doubt their abilities in making a great cake.

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        makan2 Dec 31, 2010 12:45 PM

        I like Amandine Bakery - http://amandinebakery.ca/

        My fave cake is Bavarian Fruit Cream - light sponge cake with custard in the middle, fruit on the top with real whipped cream all round. Yummy!

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          jsfoodchat Jan 2, 2011 03:04 PM

          this is my fave too

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          Shazam Jan 2, 2011 07:34 AM

          I'll add Glamorgan into there. Might be too far away for you to bother but their cakes are amazing.

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            NumberFive Jan 2, 2011 07:52 AM

            I'll add another hit for Bliss and Co. We've ordered from Bliss for the last 2 family birthdays and it's been exceptional both times. My personal favorite being the Red Velvet cake. Not at all too much icing, or even close to "Crave-like". Perfectly moist cake, and delicious tasting icing.

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              ybnormal Jan 2, 2011 08:32 PM

              +1 for the Red Velvet Cake from Bliss. Just had it for the holidays!

              Here`s a pic - but I shoulda taken a shot of the sliced cake...

            2. Major_9000 Jan 3, 2011 07:30 PM

              Brulee, get the Raspberry Chocolate Ganache...your welcome.

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                smumby Jan 5, 2011 07:49 AM

                +1 for Brulee, but I love the lemon chiffon there. It's gorgeous and tasty.

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