Where to buy cheap but good birthday cakes?

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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katiecustard katiecustard 12:07 am 20 Jan 12

hey! Just because I am not having a nice cake doesn’t mean I am missing out on much…we are supplying our guests with a venue, nice food and alcohol so I am sorry that I as the birthday girl don’t want an expensive cake!

poetix poetix 8:33 am 18 Jan 12

Jethro said :

katiecustard said :

Thanks all, shame on me but I ordered a slab of the woolies cake…I figured most are going to be drunk by the time cake cutting comes anyway!

This is an egregious misuse and flagrant disregard of the ‘ask RiotACT’ function (not really, I just wanted to use the words egregious and flagrant in a sentence).

Contumacious, I would say. God that felt good.

Jethro Jethro 11:17 pm 17 Jan 12

katiecustard said :

Thanks all, shame on me but I ordered a slab of the woolies cake…I figured most are going to be drunk by the time cake cutting comes anyway!

This is an egregious misuse and flagrant disregard of the ‘ask RiotACT’ function (not really, I just wanted to use the words egregious and flagrant in a sentence).

katiecustard katiecustard 11:09 pm 17 Jan 12

Thanks all, shame on me but I ordered a slab of the woolies cake…I figured most are going to be drunk by the time cake cutting comes anyway!

NoAddedMSG NoAddedMSG 7:17 pm 15 Jan 12

Hah, our workplace got to that point in the Morning Tea Arms Race last year and then broke through to the other side (which is inhabited by carrot sticks, skinny tzatziki and counting calories) but now we are on our back up the path paved with chocolate-dipped strawberries and complicated cakes. It’s not an isolated phenomenon.

Hellno Hellno 5:06 pm 15 Jan 12

I also recommend Cakelovers in Bonython if you can be bothered to travel that far, or Costco.

TheDancingDjinn TheDancingDjinn 7:44 pm 13 Jan 12

schmeah said :

I can’t believe people think Costco and Woolies cakes are 1) food and 2) suitable for a 21st birthday.

Shame on you.

Have you eaten one of thei
r cheese cakes? – oh my lord are they gooood! Granted i have to go halvies with my brother in law as they are ginormous – but none the less fantastic!!. The mud cakes look devine, never had one but they look very good and very very big.

poetix poetix 7:38 pm 13 Jan 12

EvanJames said :

@ Rosebud: looks like they are moving into Canberra, which is great news actually.

http://www.queanbeyanage.com.au/news/local/news/general/after-40-years-continental-cakes-decides-to-close/2379511.aspx

I thought they’d just gone broke and left. The council basically closed Crawford St so they could improve it. Asinine decision and they were all shocked when the businesses along it started going bust.

Excellent news for all cake-lovers in Canberra! Queanbeyan Council and the ACT Assembly have a lot in common.

How do you know so much about shops? It’s uncanny, I tell you.

Watson Watson 4:52 pm 13 Jan 12

I’m surprised no one has said this yet: you should not have to buy your own birthday cake! Tell your sister to pull her finger out and get cracking on organising you a tasteful 21st birthday party asap! If she protests, remind her of the giant mud cake and emotionally blackmail her until she gives in.

EvanJames EvanJames 4:22 pm 13 Jan 12

@ Rosebud: looks like they are moving into Canberra, which is great news actually.

http://www.queanbeyanage.com.au/news/local/news/general/after-40-years-continental-cakes-decides-to-close/2379511.aspx

I thought they’d just gone broke and left. The council basically closed Crawford St so they could improve it. Asinine decision and they were all shocked when the businesses along it started going bust.

Dork Dork 2:20 pm 13 Jan 12

Just kidding. Honestly, you are better off asking around, friends, co workers. A lot of people out there can make a decent cake for a resonable price. Just because they love making cakes.

HEY! I like cake lovers, I got a birthday cake there that was three levels for 70 bucks. Which is pretty good considering they will do whatever design you want. There is also a cheesecake shop in Erindale. Willing to travel? Sydney has some nice cake places.

Dork Dork 2:15 pm 13 Jan 12

I think there is a lady in tharwa who makes really nice cakes.

rosebud rosebud 2:15 pm 13 Jan 12

EvanJames said :

rosebud said :

Continental Cakes in Queanbeyan make delicious grown up cakes with liquors etc as well as more standard ones in house with no pre-made mixes as I understand it. All from scratch with fresh cream. And lovely assortment of European style biscuits and individual cakes too. mmmmm, makes me want to rush over there now!

Well don’t, thanks to the council epic stuffup with Crawford St, they have gone. The fast food guy from the Quean-B is moving into the tenancy shortly.

Awwwww…that’s a shame! Are they going anywhere else?

EvanJames EvanJames 2:06 pm 13 Jan 12

rosebud said :

Continental Cakes in Queanbeyan make delicious grown up cakes with liquors etc as well as more standard ones in house with no pre-made mixes as I understand it. All from scratch with fresh cream. And lovely assortment of European style biscuits and individual cakes too. mmmmm, makes me want to rush over there now!

Well don’t, thanks to the council epic stuffup with Crawford St, they have gone. The fast food guy from the Quean-B is moving into the tenancy shortly.

NoImRight NoImRight 1:52 pm 13 Jan 12

schmeah said :

I can’t believe people think Costco and Woolies cakes are 1) food and 2) suitable for a 21st birthday.

Shame on you.

Yeah have to agree. 21st is not the time to be saving a few dollars on the cake.

OverLord OverLord 1:25 pm 13 Jan 12

schmeah said :

I can’t believe people think Costco and Woolies cakes are 1) food and 2) suitable for a 21st birthday.

Shame on you.

Have you tried them?

Myself and everyone else who has tried it in my family and friends find the cakes to taste great, I mean nothing compared to one you bake yourself, but what are you going to do. Plus Costco apple pies taste amazing, probably giving me diabeetus or something, but amazing.

GBT GBT 12:26 pm 13 Jan 12

KB1971 said :

schmeah said :

I can’t believe people think Costco and Woolies cakes are 1) food and 2) suitable for a 21st birthday.

Shame on you.

Have you had a Costo cake? They are pretty good IHMO. Woolies are OK (not for 21’st though) but the op said cheap.

I agree. And really taste tiramisu as well, mmmm. Woolies I probably wouldn’t go near for anything more than a work morning tea.

Rusalka Rusalka 12:13 pm 13 Jan 12

schmeah said :

I can’t believe people think Costco and Woolies cakes are 1) food and 2) suitable for a 21st birthday.

Shame on you.

I am so glad I wasn’t the only one thinking this. My faith in humanity was dwindling.

KB1971 KB1971 11:12 am 13 Jan 12

schmeah said :

I can’t believe people think Costco and Woolies cakes are 1) food and 2) suitable for a 21st birthday.

Shame on you.

Have you had a Costo cake? They are pretty good IHMO. Woolies are OK (not for 21’st though) but the op said cheap.

schmeah schmeah 10:53 am 13 Jan 12

I can’t believe people think Costco and Woolies cakes are 1) food and 2) suitable for a 21st birthday.

Shame on you.

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