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Wedding Cake in East Bay?

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doxxie lover Aug 15, 2008 01:30 PM

My Partner and I are ftying the knot and I'm looking for recommendations for a wedding cake? We were thinking Katrina Rozelle in the Rockridge district. Any other suggestions.

50 Guests.

  1. Mari Aug 15, 2008 01:51 PM

    I visited Katrina Rozelle, but I got my cake through Flours. The owner of Flours is based in Oakland as well. http://www.flours-sf.com/ Her cakes were superior to what I tried at Katrina Rozelle and she quoted be about $300 less. She used to bake at Tartine in SF and her flavor combos are great.

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      Janet Aug 15, 2008 02:14 PM

      Go talk to Safeway and ask to taste. They did my son's wedding cake several years ago. (in Clayton) It tasted great and was beautiful, oh and inexpensive.

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        mandala12 Aug 15, 2008 02:51 PM

        Walnut Creek baking Company is AMAZING (though a little pricey), but amazing and worth it. Also La Gateau Elegant in Martinez was incredibly tasty. but of the two I would check out WCBC.

        http://www.walnutcreekbakingcompany.com/
        http://www.legateauelegant.com/

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          lilmissus Aug 15, 2008 08:02 PM

          Sweet Adeline did an amazing job for our wedding 3 years ago.

          Jennifer was very flexible about decorating (she loved the organic market flowers I brought to make the cake a centerpiece of our overall decor) and ingredients (at the time, I worked for a local chocolate maker and needed to showcase our wares).

          The Lemon and Chocolate cakes were both delicious,affordable and she delivered to the site...

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          Sweet Adeline
          3350 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA

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            BigWoodenSpoon Aug 16, 2008 10:21 AM

            We had Montclair Baking do our cake a while back and I loved it
            http://www.montclairbaking.com
            The Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake is yummy! BTW, cake tasting is one of the best parts about getting hitched. Make several appointments and eat free cake! : ) Seriously though, it depends on your tastes, needs and budget. Most "wedding" cakes can run you $4-10/serving, but since you're only having 50 guests, you might be able to splurge or just have a simple and delicious cake. Your call.
            Also, fondant can make a setting for a beautiful design, but I personally wouldn't want to eat it. Real Buttercream (or whipped cream) is much more eater-friendly IMO.
            Congrats and Good Luck!

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              tadhg555 Aug 19, 2008 03:36 PM

              We got our cake (and plates of cookies) from Masse's Pastries in North Berkeley (1469 Shattuck Ave). They were terrific.

              I'd second Sweet Adeline as a wonderful shop, too.

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                katya Aug 19, 2008 06:25 PM

                In the East Bay I'd recommend True Confections and Katrina Rozelle. Katrina had ONLY two cakes I liked out of a big platter. However, those two were outstanding. They were the chocolate raspberry and the cafe au lait.

                Here are my detailed reviews on wedding cake tasting:

                Let Them Eat Wedding Cake!
                http://www.yelp.com/list_details?list...

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                  pyt Aug 19, 2008 07:33 PM

                  Nora del Chamberlin Custom Cakes - Berkeley, CA. (510) 526-8732. Works out of her home and no website, but made us an amazingly moist buttermilk cake with a rasberry cream and chocolate ganache filling.

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                    Stephanie Wong Aug 20, 2008 12:23 AM

                    Nora did our wedding cakes -- really very special. Plus she assembled them at our San Francisco locale (the now closed Harbor Village) -- a tricky exercise having to deal with a Chinese kitchen staff not speaking a lot of English and a Bay to Breakers carbo load pasta feed at the Hyatt Regency next door.

                    At the moment I can't remember what flavors we selected 13 years ago (perhaps Melanie remembers?). I just recall how much fun we had with friends and family munching through all the cakes we bought as samples.

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                      Leadbelly Aug 21, 2008 03:26 PM

                      Nora did my wedding cake as well, which I loved. It was a buttermilk (or maybe just vanilla?) cake as well, with apricot filling and coconut ganache. Absolutely delicious.

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                  lexibrut Aug 19, 2008 07:52 PM

                  If you are open to the non-traditional, Whiskie Bits Bakeshop is suppose to be awesome. Crazy flavors and beautiful presentation.

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