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Yikes! Need to find a birthday cake this afternoon (arcadia/pasadena area)

I know it's last minute but it seems we forgot about cake when we planned our birthday dinner for tonight. I need to pick something up this afternoon - nothing huge - there will only be 8 or 10 people. Anywhere from San Gabriel to Monrovia is fine

Help!?!?!?

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  1. Any Pavilions will have a very nice selection.

    1. Try JJ's Bakery in Arcadia on the NE corner of Duarte and Baldwin (the same strip mall that Ding Tai Fung is in)

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      1. re: ipsedixit

        JJ Bakery would be my go to place. You can also check out Ellie's Bakery nearby to see which place has better ready made cakes.

        1. re: crystaw

          Same here. JJ is my favorite bakery, and they always have some premade ones ready to go.

      2. I love the whip cream Strawberry cake at Ruby Bakery in Eagle Rock. They have a lot of them premade and I always get rave reviews when I serve the. Light sponge cake with Whip cream frosting between the layers. Not overly sweet. YUM

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        1. re: PurpleTeeth

          Ruby Bakery
          5042 Eagle Rock Blvd
          Los Angeles, CA 90041
          (323) 259-9052

        2. Try Wheatberry in Pasadena on Lake Avenue (they have a website). I love their green tea cake--very simple, light with whipped cream. Or Bristol Farms or Union Bakery, both in South Pasadena.

          1. There's also Victor Bene's in Gelsons at the Paseo.

            1. Thanks all - these are great suggestions. I appreciate the help and I'll come back tomorrow and let you know what we ended up doing

              1. For something a little different - try a mango cake from Olympic Bakery (along the same lines as a strawberry cake - only this has thinly sliced mango... very light and very delicious!) They have round, ready-made ones available.

                Olympic Bakery (in the Kmart shopping center - just south of Kmart)
                5623 Rosemead Blvd
                Temple City, CA 91780
                626.285-8532

                Gelson's and Wheatberry also have great cakes!

                1. Violet's Cakes in Old Pas. If they don't have a cake for you, they have cupcakes. They rock! Much better than Sprinkles IMHO.

                  1. The cakes at Aux Delices in Old Town are good -- especially the chocolate mousse and the fruit tarts.

                    http://www.auxdelicespasadena.com/

                    1. The Tres Leches Cake at Von's (Pavilions) made with real whipped cream. No fancy cake can beat this moist, yet simple dynamo. It will cost you $12.99 with decorations and comes in a pretty pink box.