Hey Ladies, let's start a new thread with places that have cakes in the triangle area for those looking... I have found a few in my area (Durham/Chapel Hill).
Daisy Cakes (located in Durham, NC)
This is the pastry chef from the Washington Duke Inn and her husband -- FANTASTIC cupcakes and really beautiful cakes.
Carolina Cake Company (W. Main Street, Durham)
This is the "cake lady" delivery truck you'll see around Duke. Great delivery services, good prices for those looking for a simple cake ($3 per person to $4.50 per person, plus delivery fees, etc. All on website)
Sugarland - Franklin Street, Chapel Hill
This is a really cute bakery shop in Chapel Hill. Tons of great photos on their website as inspiration.
Mad Hatter Bakeshop (W. Main St, Durham)
This is a really great place that has a lot of variety of services, catering, etc. They also have some awesome cupcakes and do wedding cakes to your style (tiers, sheet cakes, cupcakes, etc.).
Sweet Memories Bakery (W. Williams St, Apex NC - just outside Raleigh)
They're actually so good that they're competing on a Food Network "Challenge" that will be aired on Sunday Nov 7 (2010) at 8pm. Very successful shop, I'd suggest contacting them at LEAST 6 months out from your wedding. Website suggests anywhere from 3 mo to 1 year, but it also says to contact them as soon as you can because they fill up FAST during wedding season.
Traveling Cake Plate (Durham NC)
Just found this one through a bridal show website. Very experienced company, doesn't have a "store" per se, but does operate out of a certified kitchen. Posts "budget bride" cakes and they are beautiful as well. Lists a "secret cake" option where you get a small tiered cake for the "ceremonial cutting" but what is served to the guests is actually from the kitchen - sheet cakes, and very well -priced for the bride on a budget.
If you have any more to share, please post them! We can help folks in our area or anyone else planning an out-of-town event. Maybe our moderator will make it a sticky? That's be nice!!
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