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Recommendations for a beautiful birthday cake

FrenchPeach Aug 16, 2011 11:45 AM

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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    FrenchPeach Aug 18, 2011 11:42 AM

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


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    1. re: FrenchPeach
      Peaches to Poutine Aug 18, 2011 11:56 AM

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

    2. SnackHappy Aug 16, 2011 03:39 PM

      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

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        Glaff Aug 16, 2011 02:10 PM

        Pâtisserie Rhubarbe if you also want an amazingly good cake.

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        1. re: Glaff
          humbert Aug 16, 2011 03:05 PM

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

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

          1. re: humbert
            blondee_47 Aug 16, 2011 03:40 PM

            Fabulous cakes here too...

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              chefjeannine Aug 17, 2011 04:51 PM

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

          2. re: Glaff
            TheSnowpea Aug 20, 2011 09:56 PM

            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
              TheSnowpea Aug 21, 2011 07:37 AM

              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

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            C70 Aug 16, 2011 12:50 PM

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

            1. hala Aug 16, 2011 12:47 PM

              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
                SourberryLily Aug 18, 2011 11:17 AM

                +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.

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