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Best Birthday cake, both pretty and delicious

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Best Birthday cake, both pretty and delicious

bearwithmoi | Mar 1, 2007 04:54 PM

I've read all the posts on birthday cakes and wanted to try to get more recent posts. I'm looking for a birthday cake for a party for my 2-year-old. Of course the kids won't care what kind of cake, but we do! We'd like something pretty and delicious, the kind of cake where you want seconds. I don't want the standard Costco or Food Emporium sheet cake with the fake decorations. Something a little prettier would be great.

Ideally I'd like a chocolate cake with fudge filling and vanilla buttercream frosting. I've found a lot of the frosting TOO buttery. For example, I liked 2 Little Red Hens' chocolate cake and fudge, but thought their vanilla was way too buttery. I didn't like Cupcake Cafe or Polka Dot Cafe either. Homemade by Kitchenette had good cake, but their frosting was cream cheese based (don't like that either).

Okay, I know I'm being very picky, but I thought that I'd try the board and see if you have any suggestions I hadn't thought of. Any opinions on Amy's Bread or Ruthy's? What about Buttercup? Anyone know Make My Cake?

Thanks a lot!

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