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Aug 16, 2011 11:45 AM

Recommendations for a beautiful birthday cake

Hello fellow CHs...

I'm hosting a 79th birthday party for my mother in law this upcoming weekend and would like to buy a nice cake.

I don't want a sheet cake from Costco or anything generic but something special instead. We will be about 15 people.

Thanks for your help!! :-)

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  1. What about Patisserie Gascogne or Premiere Moisson? Or if you prefer a more home made style and look Cocoa Locale.

    Premiere Moisson
    3025 Rue Saint-Ambroise, Montreal, QC H3J, CA

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    1. re: hala

      +1 for Gasgogne ($$$)
      I'd add Marius et Fanny which makes delicious cakes.

      If you don't want to spend a fortune but still want something tasty and that looks great, have a look at Patisserie Harmonie, they put example birthday cakes here:

      PS: you might want to take into account where you're going with that cake. It kind of sucks to travel around with something fragile in the metro.

    2. get a st. honore from Duc de Lorraine! Had it made for 25 for my wedding and it was outstanding.

      1. Pâtisserie Rhubarbe if you also want an amazingly good cake.

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        1. re: Glaff

          Delices de Dawn is very good and beautiful, depending on your style.

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

            1. re: blondee_47

              I don't know if it is just me, but I find La Frenaies cakes all taste Duncan Hines or the like. Frosting included.

          1. re: Glaff

            at a get-together with a couple of fellow Mtl Hounds, someone brought from Rhubarbe a fresh blueberry tart with a lemony creme all held together in a rustic flaky tart crust. Oh me oh my oh my gosh...

            1. re: TheSnowpea

              Amendment (I blame being up too late last night watching The Godfather) the blueberry tart was actually from Mamie Clafoutis!

              Mamie Clafoutis
              1291 Avenue Van Horne, Outremont, QC , CA

          2. I would go with Les Saveurs du Plateau. They make some very classy cakes.


            Les Saveurs du Plateau
            1479 Avenue Laurier Est, Montreal, QC H2J, CA

            1. Thanks for your help everyone - I decided to order the Frutti di Bisco cake from Lafrenaie...


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              1. re: FrenchPeach

                Whoa, that Frutti di Bosco cake looks awesomely insane! Excellent pick!