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Best place for an "Over the top or Exotic" cake for the holidays


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Best place for an "Over the top or Exotic" cake for the holidays

steakrules85 | Dec 8, 2009 12:21 PM

Looking for a place with some truly great over the top confections- preferably layer cakes or something high. As the Christmas hoiday approaches, I want to get something special this year. For those who regularly read my posts, this is always my job for the holidays and my family looks forward to the cake that I select for our holidays. I have had some great success in the past with Financier, Two Little Red Hens, Bouchon Bakery, and most recently Blackhound.

However, I am tired of the usual stuff- chocolate, praline, caramel. I don't really want another foo foo French pastry or boring chocolate and vanilla cake. I want something that is different while also decadent and really a work of art! Something that you can't get anywhere else. A real treat! Where oh where can I find this? Who has the best layer cakes? Most imaginative? Different flavors?

One cake that caught my eye was the Banana Mille-feuille that Lady M offers. It looks outrageous! I love the presentation and I absolutely loveeeeeee banana cream pie. This seems to be a more gourmet take on it and it is like 4 feet high! Only thing is I don't know if the rest of the family cares for bananas much.

I remember last year Two Little Red Hens was doing an Egg Nog Cake. Maybe they are doing it again. I decided on their Pistachio cake last year and it was incredible! I know there are tons on here who love to talk about desserts and can contribute a lot of knowledge so your help would be immensely titanically greatly appreciated!!

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