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May 13, 2007 01:14 PM

Elizabethan Desserts in Encinitas- YUM!

After hearing about Elizabethan Desserts on Chowhound, I decided to go and see for myself. In the Sunshine Nursery off Quail Gardens Drive under the red roof. When I walked in, there was actual baking going on ( I can't remember the last time I went in a bakery and that happened) The only person in there was Elizabeth herself. This bakery specializes in Americana desserts not European. Everything is made from scratch. I got 2 huge chocolate cupcakes (which look like Hostess cupcakes but homemade), an individual size mississippi mud pie made with homemade marshmallows, a individual size coconut cream pie, an individual peanut butter s'more pie (Elizabeth makes her own peanut butter), an Sunshine cupcake (passionfruit and citrus), and a berry buckle. I also tried one of her margarita tarts. I am looking forward to coming back for her homegrown lemon bars and cherry pies. Also, she was very nice to talk to and very passionate about her desserts.

Elizabethan Desserts
155 Quail Garden Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024

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    Upper left- Coconut cream pie
    Upper right- Peanut s'more pie
    Lower left- Chocolate cupcake
    Lower right- Mississippi Mud pie

    2 Replies
    1. re: septocaine_queen

      Sounds interesting, Monarch of Numbness. I grew up there, but now live in L.A., and was looking for a local place to pick up some quality pastry items for my parents and siblings the next time I am down. I will give this a shot.

      1. re: PommeDeGuerre

        If you want a family size version just call her and she will make one for you.

        your M.O.N

        I like your version of s_q

    2. Could you tell if they have birthday cakes or do custom cakes? A friend of mine in No. County is looking for a good bakery for a cake. It's for a birthday and she wants a "Hollywood" theme. Wasn't sure if that would be a good place to recommend.

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      1. re: Alice Q

        I don't know if Elizabeth does theme cakes, but I am sure it doesn't hurt to ask. I know that she does custom cakes, because she was telling me that she just finished a cake with handmade fondant daisies.

      2. What a great find !! Elizabeth has a real gift and passion for dessert. Her butterscotch
        pudding cups are a new family favorite. We had gladly added her to our weekend errand /stop rotation. Yum-Yum

        1. I am going in the morning. Just checking out the website made me very hungry.

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          1. re: SeanT

            So funny...I looked at the website last night too and got a serious sweet craving. I need to make a trip there SOON.

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