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Where to buy cheap but good birthday cakes?

By katiecustard - 12 January 2012 43

Hi, got a 21st birthday coming up too soon for my liking and I am trying to find out good recommendations where to get a good cake.

For my sisters a few years ago, we got her a big amazing chocolate mudcake from the woolies in Dickson but pretty sure they have stopped doing it.

I am thinking of buying one from Costco because I have heard they do nice cakes. Any other recommendations?

(I love making cakes myself from scratch for family and friends birthdays but I cannot justify spending 200 dollars on a cake! – nor do I want to make my own birthday cake)

If you could tell me any good places or where you buy your friends and families cakes from it would be most appreciated.

I live in Gungahlin but am willing to travel 🙂

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43 Responses to
Where to buy cheap but good birthday cakes?
Ozi 10:59 am 12 Jan 12

Holden Caulfield said :

“I live in Gungahlin but am willing to travel”

Dork said :

Cake lovers in Bonython.

Well played!

I’m wondering if there is one further south we could recommend. Hmmm – apparently the Bake House at Adaminaby is good. 😉

Seriously though, +1 for the Bonython cake place. Located at the Bonython ‘shops’ (all three of them) next to Bonython Primary.

KeenGolfer 10:51 am 12 Jan 12

CakeFace as per above link. Under $100 for a custom themed cake.

OverLord 10:47 am 12 Jan 12

It’s a 21st people, it’s time to get redonkulous.

Buy TWO mudcakes from Costco and put one on top of the other. It will look awesome. Possibly put whipped cream in between them, and some cherries maybe.

And then make up some chocolate icing as ‘mortar’ and stick tim tams all the way around the sides and top of the cakes, in a brickwork pattern. Ooooooh, and alternate the colours with the white tim tams, will look tops.

I want to try this now, damn.

Mr Evil 10:32 am 12 Jan 12

Silo Bakery, Kingston? 🙂

Just avoid the mayonnaise………

chow 10:28 am 12 Jan 12

The Cheescake Shop. They also exist in Belconnen and Woden. I’ve only tried Costco cake once and was only impressed at the amount of sugar and fat for the price, not the taste.

bywongqueen 10:21 am 12 Jan 12

Cheap, aye? Why would you want something Cheap for a 21st birthday? Surely you would want something good at a reasonable price? I make mine myself (orange and poppy seed is on at the moment, and also teacake with coconut and home-grown and made raspberry jam topping). Suggest you try Amore Cakes – they have a stall at the real farmers market at EPIC – open this Saturday. Chocolate gluten-free stuff is to die for and their cakes taste like real cake. Ph. 0415 633 652 or email

Felix the Cat 10:17 am 12 Jan 12

The Cheesecake Shop
1/ 5 Badham St, Dickson 6257 6110

gospeedygo 10:14 am 12 Jan 12

Pretty sure Woolies have still sell mudcakes, just not giant ones or anything.

Pestiness 10:06 am 12 Jan 12

Not sure if my last comment posted…
Hi Katie, my sister makes all our family bday cakes. She does a brilliant job. Not a professionally-trained decorator, but her cakes are awesome (she has even done ‘rude’ ones). She could probably do a bespoke theme one for you for less than $100 (prob a lot less, depending on the work going into it). If you’d like, I can send you pics of the gingerbread house she did for our xmas, and a few others (including my sister’s wedding cake).

KB1971 10:06 am 12 Jan 12

+ 1 for the Costco cake. I bought a black forest for my wife the other day & is was pretty good. She loved it.

Holden Caulfield 10:04 am 12 Jan 12

“I live in Gungahlin but am willing to travel”

Dork said :

Cake lovers in Bonython.

Well played!

Pestiness 9:59 am 12 Jan 12

Hey Katie, My sister MAKES all the family b’day cakes. She’s not a trained cake-maker, but she does a brilliant job and it would likely be cheaper and better than a store-bought (they are made with love!). She could possibly do you a ‘bespoke’ theme cake (she has even made ‘rude’ ones). If you’d like, I can send you pics of the gingerbread house she did for xmas and some of her other creations.

Gantz 9:58 am 12 Jan 12

You could bake one? If not though, def grab one of the Costco Cakes.

Bad Seed 9:55 am 12 Jan 12

Haven’t tried them but the Costco ones look like great value. The previous poster mentioned Cake lovers and I went to them once and they are cetrainly nice but not cheap.

Dork 9:52 am 12 Jan 12

Cake lovers in Bonython.

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