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cakefairy03 Posted 19 Mar 2010 , 12:58pm
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It's a sad, sad day for us here in Jacksonville, FL. Our only cake supply shop, McKendree's Create A Cake, has closed it's doors after 35 years. icon_cry.gif

I only recently discovered the shop and shopped there as often as I could to help support the local business...but had heard yesterday through my cake club (SAGNFL) that they closed. So sad for the loss, and so sorry for the owners with this tough economy. Best of luck to them in their future endeavors! We will miss you!

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Zeebadeeba Posted 20 Mar 2010 , 2:30am
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How is it I never had a chance to visit there??!? Where abouts were they???

I've personally found that Michael's in Regency & the New Walmart at the end of Southside each have a good size inventory of Cake supplies. Kinda pricy but that's normal.

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eme926 Posted 20 Mar 2010 , 3:52am
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Yeah, I posted this last week.

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cakefairy03 Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 2:34am
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Sorry eme926...I even searched in the forums to see if anyone else had posted about it, but nothing came up!

The shop was in Orange Park, Blanding and 103rd I believe (I am bad about addresses). It was a small shop, but it was the only one around. And now Jacksonville has none! icon_cry.gif

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iamelms Posted 21 Mar 2010 , 10:31pm
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I'm going to be moving to the Jacksonville area soon and I am really sad to hear that there won't be a specialized cake store! I was just about to post a forum question asking about that! If you don't mind my asking, I don't mean to change the subject, what kinds of opportunites are there in Jacksonville and the surrounding areas for a fellow cake decorator? (i.e. cake clubs, competitions, shows, classes...ect) TIA!

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DerrellC Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 3:52am
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Hi Cakefairy,I think what happens to all of our local shops is that WE try to save a couple of dollars and order online.I say WE because I'm also guilty of doing it at times.It's hard for a small business to compete with mega stores on pricing. So in my opinion,we are the main cause of our local shops going out of business.

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chilz822 Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 6:04am
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Dang! I was JUST thinking about them today and making plans to ride over next week!

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cakefairy03 Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 4:08pm
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I was going to go this week also, until I heard this news. I purposely left out a bunch of stuff from my GSA order last week because I knew Create A Cake had the other things I wanted. Now I'll have to make another order from GSA.

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mybestfriend Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 12:44pm
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What a sad day......the McKendree's were the nicest people you'd ever want to do business with. I'm just a home baker, but bought all my boards, boxes, etc. from Diehl. Does anyone know if they are continuing their online store? I'd do business there just because. Whatever the case, I wish them the best!!!!

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ABParadise Posted 8 Jan 2014 , 5:40pm
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Great News for Jacksonville cakers and all bakers we now have a Cake Decorating Supply in Jacksonville. "A Bakers Paradise", located at 1371 Cassat Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32205,

Phone is 904-771-0137. Hours Mon-Fri 9:6:30 Sat 9-3:30


Northeast Florida Premier Cake, Cookies and Candy Decorating Supply Store offering our customer an extensive selection of the most essential Cake Decorating supplies in todays market. You will find top of the line Gum Paste, Fondant Cutters, Rolled Fondant, Tylose Powder, Bakery Boxes, Chocolate and Candy making supplies, as well as the best Icing and Fondant Tools, the highest quality Cake Pans, Boxes, and much more.


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