[AUS] Best (tasting) birthday cake?
We've had birthday cakes for my kids from Lucy's and Sweetish Hill, and while both looked pretty, neither place made a cake that I would call particularly tasty. From Lucy's we've tried both the strawberry cake and the chocolate, and we just got a black & white (chocolate cake with cream cheese icing) from Sweetish Hill. All fairly flavorless.
I'd get something fancy-schmancy like a tres leches, but these are for my children, who like decorations.
Am I better off just getting a cake from HEB?
While my favorite cake in Austin is either 1886 Cafe or The Bread Alone Bakery in Schlotsky's on Lamar, for a b-day cake I would suggest Central Market or Whole Foods.
-Ellen aka Queen of Sky (queenofsky.net)
We got a tres leches birthday cake from HEB for our son's birthday and it was delicious. But I hear Costco makes good cakes, too.
Chez Zee may be a pedestrian choice, but their cakes are hella good. Especially awesome is the Lemon Rosemary cake.
WARNING: The management has been pretty jerky in the past. YMMV.
If money isn't really an issue (not that she's that expensive), and you can wait to special order your cake, the best bet is Michelle's Patisserie for cake. She did my wedding cake, but she does other events, and her tres leches is a dream. She decorates, too, though I don't know how much she charges for a birthday cake. She's super nice, though, so if this sounds like it's up your alley, seriously, give her a call. Everyone at my wedding went crazy over the cake.
Okay hate to throw a curve ball here -
but the very best birthday cake you could
ever give your child is priceless -
the one you make and decorate with