So my birthday is coming up in a few days, and hubby wants to know where I want my cake from. My list is coming up pretty short! I'm looking for a really moist, heavy cake with a good range of flavor options (red velvet, maybe chocolate orange, or banana with chocolate ganache, etc.). We tried a local favorite last year (let's just call it XYZ Cake Shop). While I'm a big fan of their cookies, etc., their cake was nothing like what I'm interested in. We ordered white and chocolate layers with raspberry filling and cream cheese frosting. The cake itself was nice, but kind of an old-school really light and fluffy style (I prefer really dense and moist), and the cake was thickly covered in an incredibly sweet buttercream that made my teeth ache, with a very thin layer of cream cheese frosting over that. Then the entire thing was spray-painted with brilliant (and finger-staining) green and blue coloring. I know it's a highly revered bakery, but just not my style in the least.
Looking around at other places I've had good luck with in the past: Sweet Blessings -- gone. Just a Bite -- gone. Cake Fetish: still pretty good, but in my mind not as good as when Carrie owned it (but luckily, she's still around, making the best donuts in town over at Rebel Donut!). Cake Fetish is probably my default choice at the moment, but a girl like to have options, ya know?
Any recommendations? Something in the NE would be a bonus... My two little boys also have birthdays coming up next month, so we're in need of several cakes in the next little while! Thanks so much.
Believe it or not, Albertson's has the best red velvet cake I've had (outside Magnolia Bakery in NYC). Real cream cheese frosting, too. This time of year, they have them in stock, but have your husband call the bakery first to be sure they have one for you.
A Cake Odyssey on Fourth Street! Best cake I've had in Albuquerque...EVER!
I've always loved Le Chantilly in the Hoffmantown Shipping Center at Wyoming and Menaul.
Check out the Candy Lady - she does a delicious Rasberry filled white cake with a real Butter-Cream Frosting. Perhaps not as dense as you care for but I feel the same way about cakes and like heres.
Also, Whole Foods does some Dee-Luscious cakes.
I second the Candy Lady. She did our wedding AND anniversary cakes, and both were to die for. Her staff is also super creative with great attention to detail; whenever we go in they're always decorating some elaborate custom cake.
Though I have to agree with Lita - best to travel around and get a taste of what everyone has to offer!
I suggest a field trip to taste test all these places! I'm here for you Bianca!
Daily Grind of course!
Let us know where you end up going! And take a picture of the cake!
Gloria's on old coors- you get them filled with whipped cream and fruit
I LOVE Whole Foods Chantilly cake. and I don't really dig berries all that much. It is so incredibly good! You can buy it by the piece if you just wanna try it out...
Hands down Whole Foods. Berry Chantilly is to die for, as it the German Chocolate, as is the Red Velvet, as is... everything. I worked there for nearly a year and gained 15 pounds doing "research" in the bakery department. So yeah... if you want a cake done right... they're the spot. :D