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Specialty shaped cakes in MoCo? maybe NoVa

I need a cake for a St Patrick's Day birthday. I am thinking about getting one shaped liked a 4 leaf clover. So i need a place that does something other than standard sheet and round. I searched the board and saw really only two choices - Randolph's and Fluffy Thoughts.

1) Does anyone know of any other places, particularly in MoCo (along 270 corridor area )?
2) Anyone with any thoughts about the two i mentioned would be great also.

I would prefer not to have to go get it in NoVA, but i will. The areas of MoCo outside of the 270 corridor would, for me, be probably more of a pain than just going to NoVa.

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  1. Leslie's Fancy Cakes in Gaithersburg. She did our wedding cake because we wanted a US Capitol and a Florida Gator for a grooms cake. She did an outstanding job - the Gator cake was especially memorable. And shockingly, I thought the cake tasted better than it did at the tasting. This is all budget dependent of course...it wasn't cheap.

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    1. re: jenniferpdc

      Thanks! She was in the kentlands, right? not there anymore, but down in downtown Bethesda. No picnic, but definitely a place that i cannot believe i didn't think about. i'll have to add it to my list. Honestly, i don't think any place is going to be particularly economical.

      1. re: lalajane

        Yes, she was definitely in the Kentlands. This was back in 2007.

    2. how about using Duff (aka ace of cakes) in Baltimore?

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      1. re: dining with doc

        I think he would make Leslie look economical. If you are open to Bethesda, then Just Cakes would probably be another option.

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        Just Cakes
        4849 Rugby Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

        1. re: dining with doc

          I had thought about Duff. But i agree that i think Duff would end up being astronomical. And baltimore certainly would not be convenient. Unless maybe my cake ended up on tv? LOL!

          I looked at the Just Cakes website. it didnt seem to me as though they did cakes that i was looking for. i jsut looked again and i guess i didnt really see some of the other stuff they do - other than standard cakes.

          1. re: lalajane

            never hurts to check with duff and price it out

            1. re: dining with doc

              in looking at the websties, i saw this on Duff's:

              Due to the care we give to each cake and the one-of-a-kind nature of each order, we require a minimum of $1000 on all of our cakes.

              Yeah, i definitely am not in need of a 1K cake at this time. My wedding cake was not even that much (granted i didn't get married in this area, so things were cheaper, but still).

        2. It's not very hard to make one using a Wilton's pan or a square cake and 2 rounds. It's hard to find a good custom cake without spending a small fortune.

          Just a thought--you might try calling L'Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg to see if one of their professional pastry students would do one freelance for you. That would definitely cost less than a pro shop. (301) 670-8670 ‎

          1. I've been inside Classic Bakery but it was so crowded I walked out without buying anything. They seem to have only cookies and cakes.

            http://classicbakery.com/

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            Classic Bakery
            18503 N Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20879

            1. Just Cakes in Bethesda. Worth looking around, just do yourself a favor and mapquest before you go. They have good stuff and would be a total bargain compared to Charm City!

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              Just Cakes
              4849 Rugby Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

              Charm City Cafe
              Baltimore, MD, Baltimore, MD