GolfAddict Posted 16 Sep 2006 , 12:20pm
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Anybody out there from DFW area? I am looking for a cake supply store in the area.

I know there is one in Richardson - Cake Carousel. But that is pretty far for me to drive if I need something on a whim. There are also a couple gourmet food stores in Arlington but they have mostly Wilton stuff.

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tatetart Posted 16 Sep 2006 , 12:29pm
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Bianca,

Great store--Char's Cake Fixins on Crowley Road less than a block south of I-20 in Fort Worth.

Char not only offers a large array of cake supplies, but also decorating classes.

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talmas Posted 16 Sep 2006 , 1:07pm
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http://www.elizabethscakesupplies.com/
I used to live in Arlington and this is where I would go. I hadn't heard of Char's Cake Fixins but it is still pretty far from where I live now which is by Eagle Mountain Lake. The only thing I have around here is a Hobby Lobby. I guess that is what I get for moving so far out of the city.

Does Char offer luster dusts and americolors? I was actually planning on making a trip out for that today. Do you have store hours?

Thanks.

tatetart Posted 16 Sep 2006 , 1:19pm
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Yes, she does have luster dust and americolor.
She is open from 10 - 5pm --Closed on Wednesdays and Sundays.
Why dont you call ahead to be on the safe side:
817 -293-5103

Mac Posted 16 Sep 2006 , 2:55pm
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Bianca--
There is also "The Sale Place" just off of 635/Elam exit.
It has lots of cake stuff, flowers and school spirit making things.
Try googling or look under www.thedaleplace.com.

I will check to see if that's the right website addy.

talmas Posted 23 Sep 2006 , 1:24pm
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I finally made my way to Char's and I would not go there for the luster and pearl dust. Their selection is very limited and I couldn't figure out what kind of dust they were. Elizabeth has a much better selection of dust and had exactly what I needed.

I bought some fondant at Char's and it seemed reasonable to me. $21 for 5 lb Pettinice and Americolor was $1.20 for the small bottle.

cowdex Posted 23 Sep 2006 , 1:45pm
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Originally Posted by Mac

Bianca--
There is also "The Sale Place" just off of 635/Elam exit.
It has lots of cake stuff, flowers and school spirit making things.
Try googling or look under www.thedaleplace.com.

I will check to see if that's the right website addy.





www.thesaleplace.com

But if you are Arlington way - that's a good drive!

smbegg Posted 23 Sep 2006 , 1:46pm
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This was in a recent Thread:

In case you are in the DFW area and didn't know, we do have a major bakery distributor. It's Merchant's Bakery Supply and it's located on Gardenbrook in Dallas just south of Belt Line and North of 635 off of Webb Chapel. Minimum orders are about $25 I think.

The only thing is that you have to have a TAX id number.

Stephanie

cowdex Posted 23 Sep 2006 , 2:11pm
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Maybe someone other than myself would like to print this out

Elizabeth's Cake Supplies:
112 S Ector Dr
Euless, TX 76040
817-267-6691

The SalePlace
3641 Shepherd Lane (IH635 & Elam)
Balch Springs, Texas 75180
Phone: 972-557-7747
Toll Free: 877-557-7747

Cakes Amore
151 W Spring Creek Pkwy Ste 511 (Northwest corner of 75 and Spring Creek)
Plano, TX 75023
(972) 517-0009

Hobby Craft Etc
819 N Main St
Corsicana, TX 75110
(903) 872-6761

Char's Cake Fixins
5707 Crowley Rd # C (less than a block south of I-20)
Fort Worth, TX 76134
(817) 293-5103

Merchant's Bakery Supply (Tax ID required)
3113 C Gardenbrook (south of Belt Line and North of 635 off of Webb Chapel)
Dallas, Tx
972-247-8282


Cake Carousel
1002 N. Central Expy.Suite 511 (NE corner of Central Expressway service road & Arapaho Rd)
Richardson, Texas 75080
Phone (972) 690-4628

Molly2 Posted 23 Sep 2006 , 2:33pm

Thank You cowdex for the info

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veejaytx Posted 23 Sep 2006 , 2:35pm

Thanks for the list, I have a written one, but can't seem to keep track of it, this will help a lot, I'll put it in my recipe notebook. Janice

veejaytx Posted 23 Sep 2006 , 3:01pm

Hi, I got Merchant's address from Google search. They are at 3113 C Gardenbrook, and their phone is 972-247-8282. They are shown as distributors for Luck's and several other brand manufacturer's.
This is fairly close to me, and I do have a Tax ID, so maybe I'll get a chance to check them out before too long. Janice

cowdex Posted 23 Sep 2006 , 3:04pm
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Originally Posted by veejaytx

Hi, I got Merchant's address from Google search. They are at 3113 C Gardenbrook, and their phone is 972-247-8282. They are shown as distributors for Luck's and several other brand manufacturer's.
This is fairly close to me, and I do have a Tax ID, so maybe I'll get a chance to check them out before too long. Janice




Thanks - I looked in Y! with no luck - I added it to the list.

veejaytx Posted 23 Sep 2006 , 3:06pm

OOPS, I just saw that they filed for bankruptcy in 2004! Nobody answers the phone today, I'll try calling them on Monday and see if they are still in business. Janice

spanky62798 Posted 24 Sep 2006 , 2:12am

I get things from Merchant's all the time - their prices are well worth the drive even from Arlington! I've ran into problems with Char's lately, just not having much in stock, and her dusts are kind of pricey ($6 vs. Merchant's $3). Merchant's is only open M-F and I think on Friday's close at 4:30, otherwise open til 5.

Hope this helps!

Windykk Posted 24 Sep 2006 , 2:24am

I live in Grand Prairie, and I have always found EVERYTHING that I need at Elizabeth's and it is a very short drive from Arlington. Straight up 157 to Hwy 10 turn right go to Ector turn left its on the left just up the street!!! If she doesn't have what your looking for she will get it for you!!! She is awesome!!!

spanky62798 Posted 24 Sep 2006 , 2:29am

Yeah, I've usually been able to find things at Elizabeth's. I just like having some place local to get wholesale prices from (Merchant's) but like it said in a previous reply, you do have to have a tax id in order to purchase from them. So that helps a great deal for us home based biz - gotta pinch pennies where you can!!

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veejaytx Posted 24 Sep 2006 , 2:26pm

Thanks for the info Spanky. I'll try to check out Merchant's soon. good to know their hours and that you've been trading with them. Janice

pscsgrrl Posted 24 Sep 2006 , 2:42pm

Thanks for posting a list of area suppliers. I think I might head over to the Saleplace today. I've been thinking about it for a while just haven't done it. I went there a couple of times last year when we were planning our wedding. I did puruse the cake stuff but wasn't into it then. I need a cake box for my first cake order!!! Woo Hoo!!!! Let's just hope I can control myself or the dh will kill me...lol. icon_twisted.gif

mtutton911 Posted 7 Sep 2013 , 10:54pm

Cakes Amore has closed as well

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