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Custom birthday cake

Could anyone recommend a bakery that does custom birthday cakes for children? Ideally in the Solothurn / Bern area, but if there's anything special in Zürich that would also be fine. The wee man turns 3 on Saturday and while I have always baked their cakes myself, I don't feel quite confident of making a Lighting McQueen one
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Re: Custom birthday cake

I will be blunt but here goes.

If you do a fancy cake it will be for he pictures or the adults. Young children don't like creamy cakes that you will get at a bakery. I used to work at the place where we run birthday parties for children and 90% of the time we chucked most of the cake. Because its too sweet and they don't like it.
Just bake a chocolat cake with some smarties. That they will eat.
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Old 17.06.2021, 16:55
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Re: Custom birthday cake

Custom cakes are very competitive and I would suggest, if you want to maintain your social standing that you pull out all the stops here!

We have had a great experience from Bronwyn at BB Bakes. Amazing results and pretty great value for money. I don't think she has a website, but you can find her page and contact details on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bronbracher/

She is located in the Canton of Zug
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I will be blunt but here goes.

If you do a fancy cake it will be for he pictures or the adults. Young children don't like creamy cakes that you will get at a bakery. I used to work at the place where we run birthday parties for children and 90% of the time we chucked most of the cake. Because its too sweet and they don't like it.
Just bake a chocolat cake with some smarties. That they will eat.
Fully with you. I don't like this competitive trend of these kids' birthday cakes, fully themed, crafted etc. My friends spend a few hundred francs for their kids' birthday cakes. Sure, they look great for the picture, but my god, the taste is nothing special/rather bad. It is just a pound cake, covered with overly sweet cream and jam in between- then, covered by colored marzipan touched by so many fingers to create the figure the kid wished for.

Whatever happened with "normal", actually delicious cakes with a few candles on it??
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Re: Custom birthday cake

In case you want to make the custom cake yourself, first watch some episodes of "Nailed It"

I bake the cakes for my daughter's birthdays myself. Last time she wanted a lemon cake with cream and strawberries. That was 10 CHF and a bit more than an hour of work.
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Re: Custom birthday cake

Thank god my kids are past that dinosaur, bus or reptile cake and just want something that tastes great.
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Whatever happened with "normal", actually delicious cakes with a few candles on it??
The same thing that happened to VHS, audio cassettes, flip phones and video cameras

PS, my daughter had a themed cake that was extremely delicious
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Re: Custom birthday cake

I'm afraid you may have left it too late to find a custom cake. But if you're accustomed to making other cakes you can still do something special that works and makes him happy. Instead of a cake shaped like the car, how about a regular cake with a car as decoration? Like these:

https://pic.cakesdecor.com/l/pxpogf5dbu8mogdhrhwt.jpg

https://cdn001.cakecentral.com/galle...axson-logo.jpg

If you're handy with making fondant (I'm not) you can even make it look like the winner's circle:

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/50/6e/70/5...d8d3f7d6ce.jpg

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Re: Custom birthday cake

It seems a little late to be ordering a custom cake for Saturday, no?


It looks like you could have bought a Lightning Mcqueen cake already made, CHF 170- but has to be ordered 1 week ahead of time

https://www.confiserie.ch/lightning-...or-torte-eckig
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Re: Custom birthday cake

@Solothurner; as you've left this rather late my best advice would be to find some ready rolled fondant icing in two colours (black and white for preference) bake or buy a simple cake and cover it in squares of icing to look like a chequered finishing flag.
Place a toy Lightening McQueen car on top of the cake with a few candles, paper flags, a plastic trophy maybe?
As others have said, it's the photos that matter the most at this age!
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Fully with you. I don't like this competitive trend of these kids' birthday cakes, fully themed, crafted etc. My friends spend a few hundred francs for their kids' birthday cakes. Sure, they look great for the picture, but my god, the taste is nothing special/rather bad. It is just a pound cake, covered with overly sweet cream and jam in between- then, covered by colored marzipan touched by so many fingers to create the figure the kid wished for.

Whatever happened with "normal", actually delicious cakes with a few candles on it??
#1 son has carried on a long-standing family tradition of making amazingly decorated/modelled cakes for his four children (he'd normally make two different ones per child as one would be taken into school to be shared)..... and his baking's not bad.
Not up to my standards obviously, but then who's is?

This year his second daughter has requested a cake that has Happy Birthday on it. Puzzled he asked her to draw exactly what she wanted and she obliged with a simple circle and those words written large across the middle. When he asked if she was sure because it would be very plain she replied that she's never, ever had a birthday cake that actually said "Happy Birthday"!

His first daughter (aged 10) has just requested a three-tiered wedding cake for this coming Sunday!
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Re: Custom birthday cake

Everyone, thank you so much for the replies, I didn't expect so many!

I actually agree with most of you, and am not a really big fan of cakes with tons of fondant on top. So seeing as I indeed have left it late, I will bake my own and have some decoration on top

I'll let you guys know how it goes!!
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