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My wife has one of those ends-in-0 birthdays coming up and I'd like to get her a fancy cake. Fun and creative, nothing too extreme. Any recommendations for places east of the tunnel or Solano? What should I expect to pay?

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  1. If you're looking for a theme cake (as I presume from the Ace of Cakes reference), Katrina Rozelle in Rockridge might work. Here are some pictures on her website: http://www.katrinarozelle.com/Pages/s...

    If you just want something tasty and pretty, I'd try Crixa (across from Berkeley Bowl): http://www.crixacakes.com/archives/ca...

    Or La Farine (in Rockridge):
    http://www.lafarine.com/cakes.html

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    1. re: lexdevil

      Katrina Rozelle also has a branch in Alamo. I think you'll definitely get what you're looking for there. Prices start around $4 or $5 a serving and increase with the complexity of hte cake.

    2. I Dream of Cake is that kind of place.

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      I Dream of Cake
      1351 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

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      1. re: Robert Lauriston

        2nd this. I've seen some of their cakes when you needed a triple-take to realize it was a cake. SO beautiful. (and tasty, too).

        1. Well I didn't have one the those birthdays when I got a cake, but I got one for another party. I went to Montclair Baking. The owner won a contest on one of the Food Network cake contests. I wanted a really dark rich chocolate cake with a decorative icing and they delivered. Here is their website: http://www.montclairbaking.com/