Cakes & pastries--Peninsula
- Pia R Aug 8, 2001 04:34 AM
I'm getting a bit tired of buying cakes and pastries at Draeger's, and many of the supermarket cake shops seem to make their products with vegetable shortening and a long list of strange chemicals. Where can I get good, old-fashioned all-butter cakes and pastries between Mountain View and South SF? Are there any French pastry shops around?
re: Vickie T.
Okay, got it: The Cakery in Burlingame, Gerry's in Menlo Park, and the Prolific Oven in Palo Alto! Looks like I shall have a busy couple of weeks getting fatter. Any recommendations on which specialties are particularly worthy of elevating one's sugar and cholesterol count?
Thank you all, very much!!!
Try The Cakery, 1308 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame. 650.344.1006, Mon-Sat 6:30-6:00. Closed Sunday. They can even reproduce a favorite photograph or picture onto a cake for you; also onto 4 inch sugar cookies.
Thanks for recommendation, Mike!
We went to Gerry's Cakes in Menlo Park and got a selection. The cake, a "black and white" with great buttercream, was a bit dry, but that's normal.
The petifour was light and fluffy, the chocolate chip cookies excellent, and the SNICKERDOODLES were fantastic.
For me, it's the snickerdoodles that did it--crispy, crunchy, cinnamonny, but not stale or hard.