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Jul 28, 2008 03:45 PM

Bday cakes/Desserts

Hey Everybody

Will be in Austin next week and it's my husband's bday during our stay in Austin. This is my first time in Austin and Im really excited about the trip(especially the food :D).With so many great food places around, I thought I would get slices of cakes, cupcakes, truffles etc instead of one big cake (so that we can try many instead of one during the short stay). He likes almost all flavors( his fav is tres leches) but doesnt really enjoy chocolate, raspberry and lime based flavors in desserts. Would anyone suggest me some places where I can pick the above mentioned.Im planning about 30-35 pieces of items(each item size around 1 serving).Thank you!

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  1. What a cool idea!!! I've had Italian Cream Cake and Carrot Cake from Upper Crust and both were really delicious.

    1. i am a fan of the tres leches with godiva chocolate liquor at Chez Zee

      I think it's worth a try. I'm not a dessert expert by any means and to be perfectly honest, this is the only tres leches cake I have ever tried, but I still think it's reasonably tasty.

      1. Very cute idea. You may like this recent thread on Tres Leches:

        Recently, I have been using polkadots cupcake factory for parties and what not. I choose to work with them because the owner is so incredible accomodating--she will create absolutely anything you want. Plus, her iced sugar cookies are actually good. So many versions of this treat tastes like cardboard with hard sugar on top.

        Recently, she created cupcakes for me that were covered in a ganache, frosted with buttercream, and topped with a small decorative sugar cookie topper--they were a hit.

        1. If I were in your shoes, I would include a slice or two of the Rosemary Apple pie at Quacks 43rd street bakery. This is so the pie to go with espresso and cream, I can't even tell you. :) By the slice--They almost always have some on hand, but to avoid dissapointment you could call ahead...and of course they will do a whole pie as well.