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Feb 15, 2011 07:49 AM

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 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.

        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.


            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!

              Just Cakes
              4849 Rugby Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

              Charm City Cafe
              Baltimore, MD, Baltimore, MD