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Jul 3, 2008 06:31 PM

Place like Charm City Cakes in Bay Area?

Anyone know of a place like Charm City Cakes that is featured on "Ace of Cakes" on Food Network?

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  1. Here is a contender but they are booked way in advance I think.


      gorgeous cakes that actually taste as good as they look.

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      1. re: pastryqueen

        I haven't tasted one, but I'm always dumbfounded by their window display. To my eye they do finer work than Ace of Cakes.

        Bewitching Elegance's stuff doesn't look as good, but I haven't seen it in person. Maybe the unappetizing colors are just due to bad photos.

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

        1. re: pastryqueen

          I second I Dream of Cake - She's made some fabulous birthday cakes (Miss Piggy on a couch, Porsche, Strawberry Shortcake for the kids, Thomas the Train....) and we had her do our wedding cake. The best thing is that they do taste as good as they look - moist cake, we had almond and lemon flavors for our cake!


          Fun cakes and cupcakes. My favorites are the mini-nigiri cakes and the (almost too lifelike) animals. Debbie was also featured on the Ace of Cakes show.

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          1. re: mariancrane

            Perfect Endings in Napa does beautiful specialty cakes. You can't really tell from their website, but I've seen some of their unusual cakes. One was of a big "crab boil" pot that was featured on one of Michael Chiarello's show with Jan Birnbaum.

            I had them make a cake for my aunt with a huge waterlily on the top, not only was it beautifully made but it was the most delicious

            I once wanted them to do a replica of an old fashioned camera for my Mom's birthday--they took polaroids of it and then ultimately decided they couldn't do it justice and so declined. Too bad.