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Q: Party Cake Designer

Hi, I'm planning my 3 year old son's birthday and need a party cake designer here in Xi'an. If you could recommend me one please. Thank you Smile

2 weeks 1 day ago in  Food  - Xi'an

 
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Are you an American cake buyer?

And do you want an American cake Baker?

The US Supreme court seems to spend all its time debating on who bakers can sell cakes to.

Are you serious?

Cant you just walk down the dark alleys to find a cake shop?

Cake shops are everywhere. And the cakes are all the same.

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Are you an American cake buyer?

And do you want an American cake Baker?

The US Supreme court seems to spend all its time debating on who bakers can sell cakes to.

Are you serious?

Cant you just walk down the dark alleys to find a cake shop?

Cake shops are everywhere. And the cakes are all the same.

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Hey LiamEthan, as google is a corpse, and baidu, let's say, may be able to provide better search results in the future.......you could bing a search if you don't have luck finding somewhere on your daddy walks. He/she is 3 so aren't going to care too much about the cake as long as it's sweet and messy.

And because not everyone is a wanker like JeanP, I binged it for you and there are a few results:

https://cn.bing.com/search?q=xian+cake+shop&pc=MOZB&form=MOZMBA

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Yep, as Alan pointed out cake shops are literally everywhere and they are all the same.

 

I never understood why Chinese make every cake the same. They look great, they have coloured cream on the outside that tastes the same regardless of the colour and inside they're the same bland, flavorless yellow sponge.

 

If it's a high end, fancy cake shop the bland yellow sponge might have food colouring added so that you think it's a different flavor but it's not, it's the same stuff just a  different colour.

 

 

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you should try asking the xian reddit page. It's probably has more active people from Xian than this site. 

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Just make sure your cake has tomatoes. It's not a cake in China unless it has tomatoes on it.

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This is what i would do:

1) ask parents of my acquaintance in a city about where they would recommend to get a cake.

2) ask colleagues about cake shops they know and what they think of them - do any of them do bespoke cakes for example.

 

I don't know why you are in China or what you do, but your local circle of acquaintance is usually the best starting place if any local information is required, not people who most likely not even in the same city, let alone the same district you are in.

 

And yes, there are plenty of cake 'shops' around cities in China, students particularly like bringing in cakes for birthdays (even if they are bland to non-Chinese taste) 

 

While there is no harm in asking people on a forum, a bit of local 'leg-work' should be the first option.

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standard cakes r all ovr town. guess u need somethin' out of the ordinary.

these guys may craft design round rose cake in xian.
https://www.tour-beijing.com/china_travel_guide/xian_culture/xian_tradit...

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Scots, this questions hits at exactly what this site is for and you're a mentally defective dick.

 

Your best option is to get in on the Expat  Wechat group in your city. You could also ask your Chinese friends especially students. Lastly, many 5 star hotels have professional bakers on staff, check Ctrip to find local 5 star hotels and take a day trip visiting them. 

Hell, Xian is a big enough city to where you might even be able to just check tripadvisor

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If you want one that actually tastes good, many cities have small “cooking class” bakeries where they give you the ingredients and you make it yourself.  

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along these lines?

 

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Another option is to use AMAP.

Use the Google Translate app to find the Chinese for cake shop,(it works here now), cut and paste into AMAPS and there you go.

Even all the hole in the wall noodle places have photos of their goods etc on AMAP.

AMAPs works well. I use it for bus routes, finding bars, finding busses that go past the bars, and toy shops

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I love it. Cakes are an amazingly contentious issue. I could never figure out what all the fuss was about over them. I still cant.

When I was a kid in Scotland, I was lucky if I got a swiss roll on my birthday. And even then, my dad ate 3 quarters of it. The other 3 of us were left with quarter inch slices.

Lol. Come to think about it. In those days cake candles were saved. A pack of 10 candles would do a kid from age 1 to age 10. At 11 we were told we were too old for birthday cake.

For my 18th birthday I got a cake. The remaining 9 candles from the pack, the pack that was a year younger than me, were cut in half and lit. I had approx 5 seconds to blow them out Smile

A bit of fun there. But actually true.

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turning into like those magazines my mom read when I was young- 'Good Housekeeping' or some such.  Hey, OP China cities are littered w/ Bake Shops.  Walk outside; Put a blindfold on; walk 100 paces and you are bound to run into one.

Anyway, tell us your real reason for posting here. If you are a one post peasant new to China with a child, tell us.  

We actually are friendly people, even if we get a bit flippant, crude and such... you can talk to us.

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