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Best Cakes in Central NJ

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Hi, I am looking to get an awesome cake for my sister's baby shower. Taste and location are tied in importance. Ideally, I would like the bakery to be located between myself (aberdeen) and the party location (frenchtown).

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  1. The Macaroon Shop in Avon has fantastic cakes. Lots of different flavors and fillings and they're really light. I'm not really a cake eater but cld quite possibly eat a whole one myself. J/k...sort of.
    http://www.themacaroonshop.com/cakes/

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    1. re: doggiedoc

      Thanks @doggiedoc for the recommendation. This is a little bit further than I would like but will keep them in mind for sure!

      I am looking for a good recommendation in Red Bank, Somerville, Bridgewater, Clinton, Flemington or other towns around there.

      Thanks!

      1. re: graciegggg

        Have you looked into Christie's in Clinton?

        http://www.yelp.com/biz/christies-art...

        http://www.christiesbakeshop.com/

        My sister used them and the cake was delicious and artistic.

    2. Maddalena's Cheesecakes makes absolutely unbelievable cheesecakes (and non-cheesecake cakes), including special occasion cakes (e.g. wedding cheesecakes, etc.) Their bakery is in Ringoes, just south of Flemington, but their products are available in a number of specialty food markets such as the Stockton Market and some supermarkets in Hunterdon County. Their website lists the places you can get their products, but I assume for the freshest item - - or something custom made - - you want to go to their bakery. (Warning - the bakery in Ringoes does not look like much from the outside. . . on-site sales are not their primary business, but you're going there for the cakes, not the décor). The business is run by a delightful woman, Janet Maddalena, and her two sons. (They make a great apple pie too and have gluten free cheesecakes.)
      http://www.maddalenascatering.com/che...

      1. My choice would be The Dessert Plate in Somerville, right across from the court house. Their pastries and cakes remind me of what I have had in Europe. I'm not a fan of Christie's in Clinton because I find their products to be too sweet. If that's your preference, however, it would be a good choice.

        http://www.thedessertplate.com

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        1. re: ambrose

          Thanks! My cousin and aunt both recommended The Dessert Plate! Glad to hear another good review.

        2. Bovellas in Westfield, ordered a napolean cake there with a thin icing on top. Delicious.

          https://www.bovellas.com/