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Jun 8, 2012 08:49 AM

Looking for a wedding cake that tastes amazing.

So, I'm looking for a bakery that produces cakes that taste amazing. I don't give a rat's ass about fondant (I hate it, to tell the truth). I'm after a flavorful, perfect, rich, not overly sweet, delicious cake with tasty frosting. I'm looking for the Platonic ideal of cakes, a cake that when you taste it, you're like "this is everything layer cake should be and more besides," and you get the same feeling you had when you ate cake as a kid.

Anyone got any suggestions? :) Thanks!

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  1. Our cake from Fluffy Thoughts was pretty perfect.

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    1. re: Jeserf

      I had an extremely bad experience with FT. I would never, ever use them again. Long story short, service was atrocious and incompetent, cake was made incorrectly, and they would not correct the mistakes at the time nor issue any refund. In retrospect, I wish I would have used Leslie.

      And taste wise, I thought nothing special. IMO, it didn't taste like anything I am not capable of making myself. My wedding cake (out of state) tasted - as well as looked - extraordinary.

    2. We had a giant Smith Island Cake made for our wedding, it was delicious, the cake itself was made by the Greenbrier, but The Sweet Shoppe provided the icing and guidance. They would have done our wedding cake, but the Greenbrier had certain restrictions on cakes. Anyway that is such a tasty, amazing wedding cake.

      1. We got our wedding cake from Fancy Cakes by Leslie in Bethesda and it was exactly as you describe! So delicious and not "wedding cakey" at all but still beautiful.

        1. i cant remember the name but there is a hispanic bakery on the corner of viers mill road and randolph road next to Rodmans in Rockville that has beautiful and delicious cakes that they can custom make for you. plus they are reasonable in pricing.

          1. Not a wedding cake, but I ordered and served a large birthday cake from Just Cakes in Bethesda that was perfect. They only use natural ingredients, like butter, and did buttercream icing from the birthday cake, which was made to look like a basket of strawberries. All guests said it was the best cake they had ever had. Our own wedding cake came from Design Cuisine and was chocolate with raspberry filling and white buttercream frosting. It was wonderful and all guests though it was great.

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            1. re: bachinskin

              Try Les Delices in Rockville, on E. Gude. Everything I have had there has been fabulous.