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Looking for the perfect birthday cake!

tibetanpeachpie Mar 2, 2011 04:22 PM

Fellow Montrealers - help!

I want to order the perfect birthday cake for 8-10 people (NOT from Première Moisson, thank you very much ;-).
I was thinking maybe Cocoa Locale, but they don't take special orders.

You suggestions please!

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    fraisefatale Mar 3, 2011 05:00 PM

    You can try Kilo (http://www.kilo.ca/), and I've also heard good things about Delices des Dawn (http://www.dawnsdesserts.com/). Also, check out this thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/644470.

    1000 Rue De La Gauchetiere W, Montreal, QC H3B4W5, CA

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      sweettoothMTL Mar 4, 2011 07:15 AM

      Depends what you are looking for, 8-10 people, it doesn't have to be that big. If you are there at opening or if you call ahead at Cocoa Locale, she will tell you what is there and put one aside for you if you are calling. And I'm sur she would have an idea of what she would make the following days.

      Patisserie Rhubarbe (http://patisserierhubarbe.com/) had some nice cakes on display when I went, although I've only tried their pastries. I've heard very good things about the place.

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        Habs Mar 4, 2011 08:01 AM

        I find conventional birthday cakes pretty bland/boring, so you may want to consider opting for a tasty pie. Rockaberry's is great for that. They may be able to customize a message on top, although that's more of a hope than actual knowledge. (FYI, the Queen Mary Rockaberry's moved to Monkland not so long ago.)

        But if you do intend to go with an actual cake, then consider Nancy's bakery (Patisserie Nancy) on Monkland. It's excellent. Again, call first to confirm that they customize. I'm pretty sure they do.

        1. chefjeannine Mar 4, 2011 12:33 PM

          I know lots of people who love Lafrenaie and only order their cakes, but IMO, evrything tastes artifical and Duncan Hines-ish. Maybe its just me?

          1. hungryann Mar 7, 2011 11:19 AM

            A short while ago somebody mentioned a baker (an individual) that does personalized cakes and delivers them. I can't remember the details and can't find the thread, but hopefully it will jog somebody else's memory and be more helpful.

            1. BlueSteak Mar 7, 2011 01:18 PM

              Lablaws cake. YUM

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                Fabulous1977 Mar 25, 2011 08:38 AM

                Loblaws is Lafrenaie

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                  blondee_47 Mar 25, 2011 01:48 PM

                  Fabulous1977 do u mean Loblaws sells Lafrenaie and if so how do I know which ones would be?

                  1. re: blondee_47
                    Fabulous1977 Mar 25, 2011 04:48 PM

                    Sorry I meant that the some of the cakes sold at loblaws are from lafrenaie. Like the Ferrero rocher and the baci. Same price also

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