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Please help me find good cake

I realize that there has already been a cake discussion in Austin on this topic...but...ummmm...has anybody landed on a piece of moist, dense cake lately (other than chocolate)?

Please don't offer up dry, puffy, spongey, cotton-mouth-causing cake suggestions...I would like a piece of sweet-yet-savory, moist, fresh, stick-to-your fingers cake. Carrot, red velvet, white, yellow, etc.

and another thing...
I LOVE angel food cake, frosted with white, whippy-yet-chewy frosting. But not the grocery store kind, the home-made kind. Does this exist in Austin?

Thanks, 'hounds.

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  1. bakersman bakery on e 7th it is fabulous i can't say enough about it and can't believe more people don't buzz about it

    1. The carrot cake at Upper Crust is very very good. You can buy by the slide or get a whole 9 inch cake (and usually no need to call ahead) for around $20. It is my go to for birthday cakes when I'm not in the baking mood. Their Italian cream is also very good.

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      1. re: ashes

        The Italian Cream Cake at Upper Crust is pretty awesome also.

      2. I know you mentioned that you've seen the recent discussion (link below), but since it specifically mentions sweet, dense, non-chocolate cakes, one assumes you may have tried some of them or found something in their description that does not appeal to you. It might help people to make recommendations that suit you if we knew what doesn't work for you.

        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/400052

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        1. re: Knoblauch

          I was curious to see if there had been any new, recent discoveries. Looking very forward to trying Bakersman Bakery, and I'd heard about Upper Crust having good cake but forgot...thanks ashes and qulch!

        2. cant find a link to bakersman bakery anyoen have a phone #

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          1. re: nytexan

            I've linked to the place as Google finds it. (476-0060)

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            Bakerman's Bakery
            120 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

            1. re: Knoblauch

              Anytime I go by this place it is closed. I think a sign on the door said they are only doing custom cakes now, but I was driving and it was a little hard to see.

              1. re: Honey Bee

                Okay, I called and the nice woman who answered said they just renovated their retail front of the house and will have regular hours starting next week (9.17.07). Their hours will be 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Currently they do desserts for local hotels. They try to use local vendors for ingredients and they try to use all natural ingredients.

                I'll check it out sometime next week. See what the buzz is about. I'm very curious and would like to know where/when other folks sampled their product.

                1. re: chispa_c

                  Bakerman's also does wedding cakes, that's how I know of them. They've done the cake at a couple of open houses at a wedding / event center I know of. Everything I have tasted from them has been very good.

                  1. re: Ashforth

                    Bakerman's did our wedding cake and it was incredible!!!