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Seeking individual size birthday cakes

placesettings Jun 15, 2012 07:27 PM

Does anyone know where I can find an individual size birthday cake in Vancouver/Burnaby/New Westminster? I am not looking for cupcakes, rather a miniature layer cake, something around 4 inches in diameter, that would serve 1-2 people. I saw one at a party a while ago but have never seen one in a bakery. Ideally I am looking for something that doesn't need to be ordered in advance. Also, I am not interested in mini cheesecakes, or slices of cake, just a basic round, classic birthday cake.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. fmed RE: placesettings Jun 15, 2012 07:37 PM

    Ganache in Yaletown comes to mind. The have 6" cakes there.

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      LotusRapper RE: fmed Jun 15, 2012 08:34 PM

      6" cakes are also available at T&T, certainly not super fancy but a lot of people (incl. me) like their less-sweet and lighter icing and cream than "western bakery" cakes, Also they always have a good assortment of fruit-topped cakes with kiwis, dragonfruit, grapes, strawberries, peaches, etc. some with a chestnut paste middle layer:


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        Sam Salmon RE: LotusRapper Jun 15, 2012 09:45 PM

        Butter on Dunbar has 7" cakes of distinction.


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          LotusRapper RE: Sam Salmon Jun 15, 2012 09:53 PM

          Yeah, each 1" of that cake contributed to 1" of my expanded waistline ;-)

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      islandgirl RE: placesettings Jun 16, 2012 07:58 AM

      Whole Foods and Sweet Obsession both spring to mind

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        Burma VonFurston RE: placesettings Jun 16, 2012 06:49 PM

        Hi placesettings,
        I've ordered a few from Saint Germain Bakery in the past few years.
        They are an Asian style birthday cake so, like LotusRapper said regarding the ones at T&T, these will be more light and spongy, rather than sweet and heavy.
        Their "individual size" cake is truly only one serving size, but the next size up is 6" if you need to feed more than one.
        I have only been to their Richmond (Aberdeen) location but they have locations in Vancouver (Oakridge) and Burnaby (Metrotown) too.

        There are pics and prices on their website:

        Hope this helps,

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          apple_cake14 RE: placesettings Jun 16, 2012 09:28 PM

          Sweet E's on 41st in Kerrisdale do smaller cakes(6 inch size) and they're very yummy!

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            placesettings RE: placesettings Jun 17, 2012 10:14 AM

            Thanks for all the suggestions everyone! For myself, I absolutely love the asian style cakes with cream and fruit, but for this particular case I'm looking for more of a european style, with buttercream etc. Thanks again guys :-)

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              jamesalexandra RE: placesettings Jun 20, 2012 01:54 PM

              Sweet Obsession on 16th has a great selection of 6" cakes ($30-ish price range) but I think they're meant to serve 3-4. Or Cadeaux Bakery in Gastown. She used to be the pastry chef for Rob Feenie. Her website says her 6-inch cakes serve 8-10 (?) and cost $38. Thomas Haas does 3-serving cakes for $15.

              1. LotusRapper RE: placesettings Jun 20, 2012 02:06 PM

                Stuart's Bakery in the Granville Island Public Market (is their second location in Oakridge Mall food court still there ?) which is the bakery outlet of Max's Deli & Bakery (Oak & 15) has 6" cakes:


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