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Need a birthday cake in Tucson

lisadel Oct 3, 2011 09:09 AM

I am not from Tucson, I need to order a nice birthday cake for an upcoming trip.

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    bitchincook Oct 3, 2011 10:41 AM

    Tucson is really spread out, geographically. What part of town will you be visiting?

    If you will be in the Catalina Foothills, AJ's Fine Foods makes very nice cakes, though they are pricey.

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    1. re: bitchincook
      lisadel Oct 4, 2011 07:08 AM

      Our hotel is near the airport, so in that area would probably be best.

      1. re: bitchincook
        Saguaro Nov 14, 2011 09:45 AM

        Tucson is very spread out, and resources are limited. We drove 12 miles to A.J's. this week to pick up a BD cake. They are quite good, and nicer than you will easily find elsewhere.

        1. re: Saguaro
          mrbigshotno.1 Nov 15, 2011 06:05 AM

          What I'm really amazed about AJ's is the huge varity of Botox cutie pies available.

      2. mrbigshotno.1 Oct 3, 2011 06:44 PM

        Surprisingly enough, Albertson's doesn't do a bad job on a custom ordered cake, need a few days notice.

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        1. re: mrbigshotno.1
          EWSflash Oct 5, 2011 07:34 PM

          Agreed. They look and taste good, not precious, but nice and the people in the bakery really aim to please. You might want to try a Food City, too, some have their own spectacular bakeries.

        2. missvenuz Nov 16, 2011 11:58 AM

          You know, Rincon Market has started baking cakes recently, and the cake slices I've tried have been quite delightful. You might want to check them out, as they are close to UA and closer than AJ's to your hotel.

          Rincon Market
          2513 E 6th St, Tucson, AZ 85716

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