A.B. asks from Chicago, IL on May 14, 2008
Looking for Transformer Birthday Cake
I am looking for bakeries in Chicago North Side that any of you have used that you would recommend for a child's birthday cake. He specifically wants a Transformers one, and I am having a hard time finding that. Dominicks and Jewel don't have them. If I did buy a mold, I do not have the time or experience to make it decently.
C.U. answers from Chicago on May 15, 2008
Dinkel's on Lincoln Ave. can do most character cakes. My daughter's birthday was last month, and her SpongeBob Squarepants cake looked and tasted great. I think the size was a half-sheet; we got 30 big slices out of it. The cost was $66.
A.W. answers from Chicago on May 15, 2008
I had a transformer cake done up for my son's 4th b-day. The name of the bakery is Schlegls Bakery on Touhy Ave there number is ###-###-####. They are very reasonable they are located 1 bk east of Crawford ave. They can do just about anything desiging cakes..
V.M. answers from Chicago on May 15, 2008
My son had a Transformer party last year and I got the cake from Sam's Club. You can even order it over the phone.
I.M. answers from Chicago on May 14, 2008
Pticek Bakery - I have used this bakery for years and they do an amazing job with cut out cakes in the shape of pretty much anything you bring them a picture of. Plus the cakes are delicious - I always go with the rainbow cake and whip cream topping. It's way on the south side but well worth the trip. The kids always have the best reactions to these cakes.
Pticek & Son Bakery
5523 S. Naragansett
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M.B. answers from Chicago on May 15, 2008
In downtown Evanston on Church is an outstanding bakery and they can make anything that you want. Bennison's Bakery. That is not far from the north side of Chicago, about 15 mintues from the border.
E.L. answers from Chicago on May 16, 2008
not sure how far north, but Deerfield Bakery is good at making character cakes.
C.S. answers from Chicago on May 14, 2008
You can also try Dinkels on Lincoln Ave.
They have done some special cakes for me and do a great job. There is an upcharge for custom cakes. I think it's around $12 or so.
M.M. answers from Chicago on May 15, 2008
Roeser's Bakery ( www.roeserscakes.com) - My family has been using them for about 20 yrs now. Their cakes are the greatest. They taste awesome plus they are beautiful & they have many great designs or can work with you for a custom design. We've never gone anywhere else since. What I also love about them is that if I forget to order a cake they always have extra cakes that they can quickly decorate. They are located on North Ave. & near Kedzie Ave. They have parking with is great.
3216 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
S.C. answers from Chicago on May 15, 2008
SWEET HONEY BEE Bakery! They are very talented in decorating cakes & They are Delcious! They're on the 1900 Block of Montrose up the street from Starbucks.
I stop in once a week for a little cake treat!
R.A. answers from Chicago on May 15, 2008
I have ordered a Transformers birthday cake from Dinkels on Lincoln near Roscoe for my son's fifth this Saturday. This will be the third birthday cake I've ordered from them - they're a little more expensive than Dominicks or Jewel, but it's worth it, because their cakes are excellent. They have a website, and you can find the Transformers cake online and order it over the phone.
K. answers from Chicago on May 14, 2008
Can't help you with the bakery, but I wanted to point you towards the "Cut up Cake Book". It basically tells you how to cut up sheet cakes and put them together and decorate to make all sorts of shapes. Someone has actually posted pages from a very old version online at:
The actual book has measurements for about 3 dozen different cakes and how to cut them, but you can probably get the idea here and cut-up piece of paper as a pattern for yourself if you're feeling creative.
I made my son a train cake for his second birthday last week and it was super easy (and fun)! It doesn't take a lot to make something look good to a kid. Just some decorating frosting, a small bag of M&Ms, and some extra cookies or candy. You don't even need to make your own frosting - you can get canned stuff if that's easier.
Here's a picture of the cake I made.