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Birthday Cake in Financial District?

JoeM Jan 19, 2011 06:34 AM

Our office likes to have birthday cakes for co-workers birthdays. Is there anywhere in the Financial District that makes (non-ice cream) birthday cakes? (We typically go to the North End)

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    Blumie Jan 19, 2011 08:59 AM

    There's a small Rosie's Bakery outlet in South Station that typically has a decent selection of cakes in the case.

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      mats77 Jan 19, 2011 09:57 AM

      Eldo Cake House in Chinatown on Harrison.

      Eldo Cake House
      36 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA

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      1. re: mats77
        kobuta Jan 21, 2011 04:05 PM

        Yep, when I was working in the financial district, this is what coworkers would ask me to get for the birthdays. They loved it, and weren't comfortable venturing into the bakeries themselves.

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          chefematician Jan 21, 2011 04:59 PM

          2nd this. Growing up, whenever my mom didn't make us birthday cakes she would get them from Eldo. My favorite was the one with the strawberries on the inside. YUM!

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            kobuta Jan 21, 2011 05:14 PM

            I should've added that while we grew up on Eldo, I prefer Crown Royal's mixed fruit cakes these days. They can still make custom cakes with just strawberries or pineapples inside, but I've grown to like the mixed fruit. I find the fruit on Crown Royal's cakes to look a tad fresher than Eldo's. But if I had a to buy a cake down town, I'd still go for a Chinatown bakery cake.

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              chefematician Jan 21, 2011 05:27 PM

              Good to know. I'll try them next time I have a cake craving. Thanks!

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          bella_sarda Jan 19, 2011 10:53 AM

          Rosie's is the best (IMO) among the closest. Flour Bakery in Fort Point also does birthday cakes. Many people rave but I tend to find them a bit too dense/heavy.

          Flour Bakery + Cafe
          12 Farnsworth St, Boston, MA

          1. Kirs Jan 19, 2011 11:31 AM

            They aren't super awesome or anything, but when I had an office that did this we often got our cake from Sebastians. They have a fair selection in their corporate catering menu.

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              Shefood Jan 20, 2011 06:59 AM

              Rosie's is great and also J Pace on Devonshire St has good cakes.

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                Gordough Jan 20, 2011 07:53 AM

                Pace on Devonshire is closed for good.

              2. nsenada Jan 21, 2011 02:30 PM

                I've had cakes from Milk Street Cafe that were pretty good - not sure if they made them there.

                Milk Street Cafe
                50 Milk St Lbby C, Boston, MA 02109

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