La Bella Italia on Laskin Road, near Birdneck Rd. makes a great Italian Rum cake. They can cover it with home-made whipped cream and decorate it with strawberries. We order this for all our special occasions. There is also a new bakery at the Red Mill Commons shopping center called Rigoletto. They make pretty good pastries for down here. They cakes but I have not tried them yet.
Custom Cake Shop in Va. Beach on VABeach Blvd (about midway between Norf. & VaBeach). Plaza Bakery on Laskin Rd. in VABeach (closer to Beach than Custom). Sugar Plum Bakery about 1 mile from Oceanfront. I've had cakes from all these bakeries at times and they've been good. Sorry I can't report on any recent tastings - I make my own usually!