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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.

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    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:
      http://www.patisserieharmonie.com/bir...

      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.

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          Delice
          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!

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

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

            http://maps.google.ca/maps/place?q=le...

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            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...

              http://www.lesdeliceslafrenaie.com/EN/

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              1. re: FrenchPeach

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