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Jun 12, 2010 02:49 PM

A delicious cake for a special occasion

The only recent post that I found when I searched the SD boards for a good cake recommendation was Dining Diva's post a few months back praising Northgate Gonzalez on 43rd. And I mean, I guess maybe I should give them a try..but I just can't convince myself that I'd be happy enough with a grocery store "bar" cake... I would really like a few other recommendations to consider before I commit. What suggestions do people have?

[I like Stephanie's in Ocean Beach but have had their baked goods a few times for special occasions recently and would like to try a new spot. And Extraordinary Desserts can be good, I'm definitely looking for something else...]


Extraordinary Desserts
2929 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

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  1. We've had the chocolate toffee layer cake from Elizabethan Desserts in Encinitas for birthdays a few times and it was always delicious and beautifully decorated. Very rich and weighed a ton. Haven't tried any of the other flavors though.

    Elizabethan Desserts
    155 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA

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    1. re: Island

      Everything Elizabeth makes is amazing.

    2. Michele Coulton in La Jolla was fantastic for my sister's birthday cake.

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      1. try san diego desserts on el cajon near college - excellent and reasonable - mark will work with you very well...

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        1. re: berliz

          I just discovered SD Desserts on We purchased several individual cakes and all were very good.

        2. Check out European Cake Gallery on Voltaire in Pt. Loma. They make a rich traditional layer cake or sheet cake. Flavors like Black Forest Cake, White Bavarian Cake, Truffle Cake. All are super rich, moist and beautiful. Their frosting is a whipped creme and they coat with chocolate shavings. Can't go wrong here.

          1. While I haven't had tried their cake, the pastries I've gotten at Swedish Royal Bakery in Poway are pretty outstanding. One of my friends who is a German/Italian transplant swears by them.


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            1. re: camilles

              LOVE the chocolate dipped cream filled horns from Royal Swedish. Delicious chocolate used on those. Like the nut horns too. Many of their desserts have marzipan in them which I don't care for so I haven't tried many others.