Post # 1
Does anyone know of a bakery or perhaps an independent baker with access to a commercial kitchen (maybe a Cordon Bleu student or something) who can make a crepe cake for our wedding? I know there was a thread about crepe cakes earlier on these boards, and there were some options thrown out there, like ordering from a mail-order bakery or just simply making one yourself, but I’d rather have something made fresh by a pro.
I was seriously considering making the cake myself but, knowing how stressed I get when it comes to big events, I’m pretty sure I’ll have a nervous breakdown. I can picture it now: Me covered in flour and powdered sugar, crying into a pan of burnt crepes and cursing every which way…
I also thought about contacting a crepe maker somewhere in Boston but reviews on Yelp seem to indicate that good crepes do not exist here. I’ve made some crepe cakes in the past using a recipe from Smitten Kitchen, so I’d love to find someone who can just make the cake based on the recipe I have.
If you have any suggestions, please send them my way and save me from myself!
Post # 3
Hey, I live in Somerville too! *Waves*
Before writing them off completely, I would try Mr. Crepe in Davis and Arrow Street Crepes in Harvard just to see if you like them, rather than just relying on Yelp. If you do, maybe you could talk to them about doing it.
Post # 4
@mightywombat: Why hello! ::waves back::
You’re right, I should do my homework and not rely on Yelp so much. I’ve always shied away from Mr. Crepe or Arrow Street thinking they wouldn’t be as good as some other ones I’ve had but I guess you never know. Thanks for the reality check!
Post # 5
No prob! I don’t know if you’ll like them, but I figured it was worth checking out. I haven’t had Arrow St. crepes, but I didn’t think the ones at Mr. Crepe were bad. But then again, you might be a lot more knowledgeable/pickier about crepes than I am!
Post # 6
Have you contacted some of the smaller bakeries? As a non-popular wedding item (one that I’m all for, btw) it might fall under the category of “custom, cool, useful to add to repertoire” for a baker. It’s possible that someone at the bakery knows how to make them, but didn’t find it cost-effective to advertise the fact — so if you ask, they’d be delighted to make something besides chocolate cakes and rainbow cupcakes.
I’ll try to think up some bakeries I know, though most of the ones I frequent are closer to the south shore. Good luck, and great idea!