Everyone knows the cake is the centerpiece of any celebration. Don't have the time or the baking skills to make your own delectable work of art? Consider ordering a cake from one of the great sources below.
The Mixing Bowl Pastry Shoppe
4120 W. Broad Street
Birthday cake choices include: yellow or chocolate batter cakes, and pound cake in a variety of flavors such as plain, lemon and almond. A choice of icings also is available with options such as butter cream, raspberry, strawberry and chocolate. A 10" round birthday cake is $17.95. Add $12 if you want them to decorate from your own sketch. Call for pricing on other cake sizes. Give about a week's notice for pound cake orders.
If you need something fast, check out the bakery at the nearest Ukrops. They have delicious ready-to-go cakes and can add a happy birthday message on the spot. Custom cakes can be ordered with two days notice at the store, over the phone or online. Choose a design from an album at the bakery counter or from options shown on the Web site. Prices start at $12.99 for a quarter sheet cake made with yellow or devils food batter and $9.99 for an eight-inch round yellow pound cake. You also can bring in a photo and Ukrops will duplicate it onto edible paper and place it on a decorated cake. Prices start at $19.99 for a quarter sheet cake with a duplicate of the photograph and $14.99 for an eight-inch round pound cake.
Westhampton Pastry Shop
5728 Patterson Avenue
Choose a custom cake from a new album thick with ideas. Place orders two days in advance. A half sheet cake is $23.50 and a one-pound cake is $8.50, two pound cakes are $11.95.
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