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Specialty cake in Bay Area

lagoon_lisa Jun 10, 2009 12:23 PM

Looking for a novelty cake shaped like a 1963 Lincoln convertible.
Know anyone or anyplace which could make it, and make it taste delicious?

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    milklady RE: lagoon_lisa Jun 10, 2009 01:15 PM

    Katrina Rozelle could do that.

    1. escargot3 RE: lagoon_lisa Jun 10, 2009 04:28 PM

      I agree that katrina Rozelle's is great.
      But I actually think Masse's in North Berkeley is on par if not better.

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        milklady RE: escargot3 Jun 10, 2009 04:36 PM

        I agree that Masse's exceeds Katrina Rozelle in terms of deliciousness. However, their cakes are mostly very modern and beautiful. They CAN do, but don't do a ton of, custom designed cakes in specific shapes.

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          Confirm RE: milklady Sep 30, 2009 01:01 AM

          Masse's just about any custom cake that you can imagine. I have seen cakes they have made in the shape of peacocks, steam engines, famous sculptures, a shirt and even a wetland with birds and plants. Just give them enough of a head start. Their cakes taste even better than they look and they look incredible.

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        foodie327 RE: lagoon_lisa Jun 10, 2009 04:56 PM

        Kathy's Kreative Cakes
        631 South "B" Street
        San Mateo, CA 94401
        (650) 348-KAKE (5253)
        FAX: (650) 348-5822
        I have had more than 10 cakes custom made by Kathy and every single one pleasantly surprised me. And they are delicious.

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          foodie327 RE: foodie327 Jun 10, 2009 08:01 PM

          The first cake Kathy's did for me was a 1968 (aprx) dodge dart car. I brought a picture and she made the car exact right down to the trim and plate number. Very impressed and then she made many kids cakes for me, including a ghost buster's 3D cake.

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            kermit RE: foodie327 Jun 11, 2009 12:06 AM

            I third the vote on Kathy's Kreative Kakes. We have been ordering birthday and anniversary cakes from Kathy for over 30 years, and we continue to be astonished at the amazing designs that she turns into cakes. The best part: the moist and delicious cake and icing on the inside truly rivals the detail and precision and artistry of the outside design. Enjoy!

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              rednails RE: foodie327 Jun 11, 2009 09:26 AM

              You may not know that Kathy sold the business about a year ago. I don't recall who the new owner is nor have I heard any reports since the change.

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                pilinut RE: foodie327 Jun 11, 2009 03:49 PM

                On the basis of your recommendation, and a few others I recall on this board, I just ordered a cake from them yesterday, and am collecting it in a few minutes. Fingers crossed--when it comes to food,I have a very demanding family, and I am constantly reminded of any insufficiently delicious choices I make.

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                  pilinut RE: pilinut Jun 12, 2009 04:57 PM

                  I sent Kathleen a picture of our dog, and she did a pretty good job making a very cute icing version. It was definitely a cute cake! We ordered a white cake with a strawberry and whipped cream filling and a buttercream icing. I really wanted to be able to say that the cake was delicious, but it was just passable. The white cake was unremarkable, the chopped strawberry and whipped cream layers were thin and dense, and the buttercream tasted more like powdered sugar and shortening than the silky, buttery frosting that I expected.

                  In short, I might order a cake from Kathy's for a children's party, or for an occasion when a decorative cake is called for, but certainly not when it would be the main dessert for a group of demanding diners.

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                charliemyboy RE: lagoon_lisa Jun 10, 2009 06:45 PM

                Gerry's Cakes in Menlo Park does custom cakes and might be able to do it. The cakes I've gotten there were very good. They're at 1141 Chestnut St., Menlo Park. (650) 326-6282.

                1. K K RE: lagoon_lisa Jun 11, 2009 09:34 AM

                  Try I Dream Of Cake, I had a supremely done wedding cake by them last year.

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

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                    ceekskat RE: lagoon_lisa Jun 11, 2009 10:10 AM

                    There was an article in the Merc about them as they were going to be on FoodTV on June 7th.

                    Also, my daughter attended a holiday party last December in which all the girls decorated gingerbread houses & got to take them home. First gingerbread house I ever tasted that was worth eating! I believe the mom got them at Kathy's Cakes in San Mateo.

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                      bbulkow RE: ceekskat Jun 11, 2009 12:00 PM

                      I just noticed these guys; walked by yesterday. They have an amazing big bird cake in the window - big bird made out of frosting. No idea what it tastes like.

                    2. Robert Lauriston RE: lagoon_lisa Jun 11, 2009 12:05 PM

                      Second on I Dream of Cake. Check out their online gallery: http://idreamofcake.com/

                      I don't think Katrina Rozelle or Masse's are the right places for that sort of thing.

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                        skuhnert RE: lagoon_lisa Jun 12, 2009 03:15 PM

                        debbie does cake! we were very happy some cupcakes she did for us, but i think her specialty is sculpted cakes:

                        and check out her photostream for up to date examples:

                        the cupcakes she did for us looked great, and tasted even better.

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                          sassymom RE: lagoon_lisa Jun 13, 2009 04:33 PM


                          I've always been happy! She is very attentive and detailed!

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