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What to get at these cakeries?

My friends and I have decided that dinner this Friday shall be bad fried chicken and great great cake. So we're divvying the town up, and everyone's fetching something from the following:

Berolina for princess cake
Sweet Lady Jane for chocolate layer and berry/white cake
Porto's for ?
Bluebird for?

Does anyone have suggestions for not to miss cakes at any of those bakeries, or bakeries that we HAVE to try? We're going to get one slice of each cake from each place and have at it. And yes, it has to be cake. We're not interested in pastries, mousse, bread, cookies, or any of that other stuff this time. TIA! Report and photos this weekend, I promise.

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  1. Porto's is sort of known for their dulce de leche cake. Fantastic!

    1. Get a slice of opera cake from Porto's. Unbelievably delicious!

      1. Anything with lemon at Sweet Lady Jane's. Her desserts utilizing lemons are untouchable. I know this isn't a cake, but if you really want to impress, get the lemon meringue pie or little tortes. Her lemon curd cake with vanilla frosting is impressive as well. I think the lemon will be a nice counter to the fried chicken.

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        1. re: bulavinaka

          OK, you sucked me in and i ordered a lemon curd cake (see thread: "I need a cake that just screams...January"

          Will report back tomorrow!

          1. re: esculent

            Oh geez - the pressures on... don't forget to get a lemon meringue for yourself...

            1. re: bulavinaka

              I ordered a 1/4 sheet of the lemon curd cake from Sweet Lady Jane for the january birthdays in our office. I'm not a huge lemon fan (actually i'm a buttercream purist to a fault) but this was remarkably good. nice, light texture with a fresh (not cloying, grainy or disgustingly slimy) lemon curd filling. furthermore, everyone in the office was impressed and enjoyed it.

              now on to red velvet cake february...

        2. Red velvet cupcakes at Bluebird

          I really like the Almond Rocca at Sweet Lady Jane

          1. Porto's for carrot cake or fruit tart or guava-filled cake.