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Good bakery in the South Bay area

amishad May 2, 2008 11:05 AM

Hi all, my hubby's birthday is coming up and I wanted to get him a really nice cake. Could anyone suggest a good bakery in the South Bay area, somewhere around Santa Clara, Mountain View, or Fremont area? Even a cupcake place would be great since he loves cupcakes. Thank you in advance!

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    kc72 RE: amishad May 2, 2008 11:29 AM

    I've had good cakes from Prolific Oven and Aki's. Also, have attended a party where Aki's made a cupcake cake.


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      smlee RE: kc72 May 5, 2008 09:27 PM

      I second Aki's. I ordered a cupcake cake from there about 2 yrs ago & it was a big hit w/ the kids.

    2. screetchycello RE: amishad May 2, 2008 11:31 AM

      Sugar Butter Flour over in Sunnyvale is good. I've never gotten a full cake from them, though, just cookies and pastries. They were quite good, though.

      Sugar Butter Flour
      669 S Bernardo Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

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        mdg RE: screetchycello May 2, 2008 11:50 AM

        My wife got me a Chocolate Dream Cake from Sugar Butter Flour for my birthday a few months ago. It was very aptly named - one of the best birthday cakes ever!


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        amishad RE: amishad May 2, 2008 12:15 PM

        Great, I will definitely try one of them out! :) thank you all for your replies! :)

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          sairuh RE: amishad May 2, 2008 01:03 PM

          I highly recommend La Patisserie in Cupertino, who make cakes in a lighter, more European style.

          La Patisserie
          19758 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA

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            Humbucker RE: sairuh May 2, 2008 04:36 PM

            I also recommend La Patisserie. They have both light (White Out) and heavy (Black Magic) cakes.


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            jsgjewels RE: amishad May 2, 2008 02:37 PM

            Definitely Fleur de Cocoa in Los Gatos for something a little fancier (i.e. not cupcakes).

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              Claudette RE: amishad May 2, 2008 04:02 PM

              My faves, in order:

              European style: Fleur de Cocoa, La Patisserie, Sugar Butter Flour
              American style: Icing on the Cake, Bijan, Aki

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                Judith RE: amishad May 2, 2008 08:08 PM

                Flour Flower in Willow Glen in SJ. Second Fleur de Cocoa.

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