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Joined: 06 Mar 2007
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Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:21 am    Post subject: where to buy a birthday cake?

We're not going to go overboard for my son's birthday, but I do want a decent cake, as there will be many adults at the party who love a good sugar fix. any thoughts (besides Costco & QFC) ?
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Joined: 05 Mar 2007
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Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:28 pm    Post subject: Ice cream cake ?

We went through this with out girls too. You want something tasty without breaking the bank.

Here's a few options:

* ice cream cake - in order of preference - Ben & Jerry's, Baskin Robbins, Cold Stone Creamery

* PCC makes an *amazing* Banana Cake. Kids love it too.

* Whole Foods - a little spendy, but soooooo good.

* what about cupcakes from Cupcake Royale? they make big and little ones. They're already portioned out and the kids seem to enjoy the "handheld" aspect.

If its a 1st bday and you want the photo op, get an inexpensive single layer at Fred Meyer or whereever for the bday child and then cupcakes for everyone else.

Have fun!
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Joined: 05 Feb 2007
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Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:29 pm    Post subject:

some other suggestions:

Madison Park Bakery -they do lots of fancy decorations and it's a fun place if you're going to take your child to pick it out

North Hill Bakery on 15th Avenue East. "Grandma's chocolate cake" is an RT Favorite

A Piece of Cake in the International District

Cocolatida - really decadent cakes (if money is no object!)

If you want to go the cupcake route, the new cupcake place in Wallingingford seemed to have some interesting flavors

RT mama
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Joined: 07 Feb 2007
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Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:33 pm    Post subject:

if you need a big sheet cake, we always use Remo Boraccini - it's an italian bakery/deli on Rainer.
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Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:37 am    Post subject:

just to let you know, Cocolatida has closed!! don't know why, since they just opened and every time I went they were packed. I'm a cake junky, so I'll let you in on a few more that are worth the trip:

Simply desserts in Fremont
Columbia City bakery
60th St Desserts (over by Magnuson park)
Dahlia Bakery downtown
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Joined: 01 Mar 2007
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Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:55 pm    Post subject: Larsen Brothers

We have great luck with Larsen Brothers on 24th in Ballard/Crown Hill. Round in several sizes or sheet cakes. They can do whatever you want for decoration and are delicious.
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Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:46 pm    Post subject:

The old Larry's Market -- now Metropolitan Market -- bakery in uptown (bottom of Queen Anne hill) made us a fabulous "custom" cake for my daughter's 4th birthday this fall.

We had a dinosaur theme with a party at the Burke (GREAT place!) but I wanted a cake that was more like a fossil dig than the standard volcano or plastic dinos + palm trees most places offer. I purchased a plastic dinosaur skeleton puzzle from Top Ten Toys and gave it to the baker's at Metropolitan Market and they created a beautiful cake with candy rocks and toasted cake crumbs and color icing effects, partially burying the larger skeleton pieces to look like a fossil dig. Gorgeous AND Delicious!
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Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:53 pm    Post subject: My favorite cake ever is Madison Park Bakery

They will design to specification. We just had our youngest child's first birthday party and they shaped a sheet cake like a teddy bear and decorated it very cute! The taste of the cake can't be beat either.

I know you said not over the top, but if ever feeling like you want to splurge and want a 3-D cake, Amazing Cakes in Kent I believe does a wonderful job!
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Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:31 pm    Post subject: Cupcake cakes

For my daughter's 2nd birthday, we wanted something that the kids could easily pick up and eat, but still wanted something kind of traditional that could be written on and have candles to blow out. We went to Safeway in West Seattle and they did a fabulous cupcake cake! It is made of cupcakes, but in the shape of an actual cake. They just frost over all the cupcakes so they stay together, when you are ready to eat it, you just pull them apart!!! Great idea for little ones, as you don't need silverware either!
This tasted great too, I think the adults enjoyed it as much as the little ones!!
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Joined: 28 Feb 2007
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Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:35 pm    Post subject: Birthday Cake/Bakery

You can't go wrong with Remo Borracchini's Bakery. The cake is AMAZING and you can order online and for a fee they will deliver it to you. Here is their website.

Remo Borracchini's Bakery
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Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:33 am    Post subject:

I second A Piece of Cake in the International District
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