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Sep 11, 2006 04:35 PM

Schubert's Bakery on Clement - Specific Cake Recs

I would like to buy a non-chocolate birthday cake. Does anyone have specific recommendations non-chocolate cakes from Schuberts? I am thinking of the Viennese Fruit Torte or the Fruit Basket cake. I was there a few weeks ago to try a slice of the fruit torte, but they didn't sell just a slice.

Also, I prefer not to buy a mousse or cheesecake, but I guess I am open if there is a spectacular cake you like.


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  1. My favorite is the princess cake. It's one of the best in the city, IMO.

    I've only tried slices of a few other cakes, but nothing really stood out. The mango/white cake/mousse combo was nice, as was the chocolate mousse, but the princess cake is the real winner. Smooth, not to sweet custard; fluffy cake; a thin layer of jam; and soft tender marzipan. Really delicious.

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    1. re: Pei

      Thanks for the input. This is a cake for a 32 year old guy and I don't know that he would like the princess cake. Any other fruity cake recs from other bakeries?

      1. re: Mari

        Darn. My 25 year old guy friend and I have joint princess birthday cakes...but maybe having a girl sharing the occassion makes him feel like it's okay. Or maybe he just loves princess cake that much.

        But honestly, it's just a big green cake. Is it really that girly if you don't keep repeating the name?

        Other fruity cakes...anything from Tartine.

        Although the best cake I'd had in a long time was at an anniversary. White layer cake with lemon filling and strawberries from Citizen Cake.

        But for value, Schubert's is really hard to beat. The other places will easily cost twice as much.

        1. re: Mari

          Tell him it's called an Earl's Cake or King's Cake or something like that. Kind of like the Shirley Temple/Rob Roy kid's cocktail.

      2. Well I decided to go with the Viennese Fruit Torte. It has a cookie crust custard and fruit...I'll report back.

        1. I really like their raspberry mousse cake -- my husband ordered that one for my birthday last year. Also, did you know that you can design your own birthday cake on Schubert's website? Here's the link:

          Just click the Birthday Assistant button on the left side of the page.

          1. oh, man are you folks lucky--i just 'dreamed' up a chocolate cake with whipped cream, rum custard with apricot filling.

            cake....must have cake....