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Bakeries that bake birthday cake from scratch

Sorry if this has been asked before, but I am wondering if there are any bakeries that make birthday cake from scratch.

It's too bad all the major supermarkets all source their baked goods now, I know at T&T, loblaws, metro, costco, everyone has their baked goods made off site and they are just baked from frozen in the store and decorated.

I know chinese bakeries make their birthday cake from scratch. However, are there any other major supermarkets that bake from scratch?

It's so sad, I remember Loblaws and even Dominion used to bake angel food cake instore. It's too bad everyone is cost cutting :(

One of the ladies at T&T tells me that nothing is made in house, everything is pre-made. Even the buns are pre-made I think and then baked on site.

I'm looking for an old school type of cake that you would serve for a birthday so nothing fancy like Nadege or the like.

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  1. As for as I know none in Toronto do, but I don't blame that on the grocery stores and their cost-cutting. I blame that on consumers who want lower prices and would flock elsewhere if the birthday cake was cheaper, rather than pay more for something that was baked in house. The demand just isn't there for birthday cakes baked in house at a higher price.

    1. Flaky Tart is an independent old school bakeshop and everything they make onsite is delicious. I'm sure Madelaine could bake something you would be happy with.

      http://www.flakytart.com/index.html

      1. Cakes by Robert makes wonderful old school birthday cake.

        The last one I had a few months ago was not up to its usual brilliance, but my family LOVED it and it was still far better than the chains.

        Aside from that last cake, I've had incredible old fashioned birthday cakes from them for many years.

        (Nut-free, too)

        http://cakesbyrobert.com/

        1. Andrea's Gerrard Street bakery does possibly the best Chocolate cake I have ever had.

          1. The bakery in J-town.