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Jan 29, 2008 02:00 PM

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


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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.