[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.