bakery recommendation in irvine?
i'm looking for a place to get a stellar birthday cake--somewhere in irvine or orange county.
any recommendations for a great bakery or pastery shop that specializes in cakes?
I recently discovered the bakery in HK market on Redhill in tustin (near the 5 freeway). They make some really beautiful, and equally delish cakes. Everytime I take one to someones home, they ask me where I got it and they too start buying them.
Let Them Eat Cake on Newport Ave in CM has some really great baked goods.
I have not yet tried their cakes, however. (They recently won $10,000 in a cake decorating contest on Food TV--to air next November.)
French's bakery (several locations in OC, try the one on Culver at Walnut in Irvine, next door to Trader Joe's) is very good.
I like Assal Pastry in the same plaza as Sumo on Culver and I also like J.J. Bakery next to 99 Ranch, also on Culver.