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Nov 17, 2009 01:16 PM

SF bakery advice--Short notice, special birthday cake for this Saturday

I'm throwing a party for a 50th birthday and many of the guests have more discerning palates than mine when it comes to birthday cake (I love buttercream sheet cakes and the like), but am having trouble locating a special cake that will feed over 20 people.

If I go the sheet cake route, does anyone recommend a good place? Money isn't a concern--we want it to be delicious (probably white cake with choc. frosting) caramel is a favorite flavor, too.

One thing, it needs to be in SF proper.

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  1. Cafe Madeleine (a couple of locations in downtown SF) makes a variety of delicious cakes in varying sizes (most of them up to a full sheet). I got the Raspberry Truffle for an office party and everyone was impressed.

    Other places I would check out are Schubert Bakery, Delessio and Dianda.

    Cafe Madeleine
    43 Ofarrell St, San Francisco, CA 94108

    Cafe Madeleine
    149 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94105

    Cafe Madeleine
    300 California St Fl Grnd1, San Francisco, CA 94104

    1. We got a huge Tres Leches cake from Dianda last month for a birthday that would feed that amount of people. I'm sure they have other cakes too, but I really like Tres Leches.

      2883 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

      1. I would use either Schubert's Bakery at 521 Clement St, ( or Victoria Pastry at 1362 Stockton St. ( Both make great cake.

        Schubert's Bakery
        521 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118