I'm a first-time poster/long-time food enthusiast in Vancouver and I'm desperately trying to find the ultimate birthday cake. None of the cakes I've tried from the assortment of excellent local bakeries (including Ganache, La Petite France, Fratelli, Notte's Bon Ton, even Thomas Haas) quite fit the bill. I'm looking for something rich, chocolately (and definitely butter-based) and beautiful.
Can I ask if anyone on the board has tried any of the local independent wedding cake makers? I've found a number of them online (I've been looking at Sweet Thea, Jill Duggan, and Cause for Celebration amongst others) but, without personal recommendations, or the time before the event to doing a dozen tasting, I'm reaching out to you.