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Old 04-16-2010, 12:30 PM
 
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Does anyone have recommendations for a bakery to do a wedding cake for a reception in Old Town, Alexandria? Reasonable prices preferred.
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Old 04-16-2010, 12:45 PM
 
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I've heard good things about Hollin Hall Pastry. Here's the link (from a fellow Yankees fan):

Hollin Hall Pastry Shop: Alexandria bakery offering wedding cakes, French pastry, cookies, truffles, tarts, and more to Virginia, Arlington, Mount Vernon and Washington DC. (http://www.hollinhallpastry.com/main.html - broken link)
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Old 04-16-2010, 01:25 PM
 
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This gal is GREAT. I've had a couple of her cakes and they are delicious. Bene'fully Delicious Cakes - Home
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Old 04-16-2010, 01:36 PM
 
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If you don't mind going to McLean, check out Fluffy Thoughts. The cakes/cupcakes are great. Fluffy Thoughts Cakes - 703.942.5538 – 1320 Old Chain Bridge Road, McLean Virginia
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Old 04-17-2010, 10:51 AM
 
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When I got married, I tested at least a dozen cakes between wedding shows and stops to individual shops. I even went to see Charm City Cakes in Baltimore (literally weeks before they got all of the television publicity). Hands down, the best cakes were at Amphora in Herndon. They will deliver to your reception site, so the distance is only a big deal when you go to sample the cakes. On top of it all, their designs are gorgeous (Amphora Bakery | Parties (http://www.amphorabakery.com/weddings/weddings.htm - broken link)). This was a few years ago, but prices for a cake to feed 80 people were around $400 (fondant-based design). Though this is a lot for a baked good, it was about 50% less than other places I looked.

For my father and stepmother's wedding, they went to the Alexandria Pastry Shop (Alexandria Pastry Shop and Catering Company (http://www.alexandriapastry.com/cakes.html - broken link)). The store makes their favorite cake -- a dark chocolate confection with raspberry filling -- so they ordered a large version of it for their wedding. It didn't look like a wedding cake particularly (just chocolate buttercream), but it was attractive and quite tasty. The Alexandria Pastry Shop does, however, also offer more traditional designs. I have no idea what the prices are like, but I imagine that they are reasonable as compared to the bakeries that specialize in only occasion cakes.
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:39 PM
 
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Thanks for the suggestions, we're checking them out. However I just learned that the Hollin Hall Pastry Shop was closed down on April 7th for owing almost $46,000 in back taxes plus over $13,000 in interest!
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Old 04-22-2010, 10:05 PM
 
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Try Alexandria Pastry Shop in the Bradlee shopping center at King Street & Quaker Lane.
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Old 04-22-2010, 10:20 PM
 
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Yes, thank you, we're going to.
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Old 04-23-2010, 08:10 AM
 
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Market Salamander in Middleburg is amazing, but very, very far. Their cakes are fantastic, though. Amphora in Vienna is top notch but were much more expensive than other places I had looked at going with.
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Old 04-23-2010, 04:37 PM
 
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You could talk to Pacita (Chit) Aguda, Aguda's Classic Cake Creations, 703-938-4543...Vienna.
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