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Birthday Cake near Dupont Circle

jenhen2 Apr 30, 2012 07:12 AM

My brother lives near dupont circle and he's holding a little surprise party for my husband when we arrive from NYC on Saturday. Can someone suggest a great bakery where I can order a cake and my brother can pick it up before the party? I'd like a suggestion besides Cake Love, which my husband is not a fan of. Thank you!

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    Elyssa RE: jenhen2 Apr 30, 2012 09:24 AM

    I've ordered birthday cakes from Marvelous Market in the past. They have a Dupont location. Their chocolate cake is incredibly delicious!

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      hamster RE: jenhen2 Apr 30, 2012 12:37 PM

      I got some pretty good cake from Firehook a few weeks ago in Dupont. The German Chocolate Cake was solid.

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        Doh RE: hamster Apr 30, 2012 01:36 PM

        I was going to suggest Firehook too. The lemon raspberry cake is very nice (although it could use a few more raspberries).

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          jenhen2 RE: Doh Apr 30, 2012 02:19 PM

          Thanks so much! I found that place online, but no reviews, so this is really helpful. Hubs asked for "something spring-y" so the lemon raspberry would totally fit the bill. Thanks again!

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            jenhen2 RE: jenhen2 May 7, 2012 06:40 PM

            Just to follow up, we got the cake from Firehook, and it was OK. The family seemed to like it, but I thought it was dry, the butter cream frosting was pretty bland and as pp said, not enough raspberries. The lemon curd topping was nice and tart, though. I would not go back there, but it did serve the purpose. Thanks.

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        masonuc RE: jenhen2 May 10, 2012 03:16 AM

        All the baked goods I've had at Marvelous Market have been better than Firehook

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          hamster RE: masonuc May 10, 2012 05:33 AM

          That's true. They're also much more expensive. The rugelach there are awesome.

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