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Nick0771 Jun 12, 2010 02:49 PM

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...]

Thoughts??

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

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    Island Jun 12, 2010 03:25 PM

    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.

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    Elizabethan Desserts
    155 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA

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      jmtreg Jun 13, 2010 11:09 PM

      Everything Elizabeth makes is amazing.

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      tabs Jun 12, 2010 03:30 PM

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

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        Island Jun 12, 2010 03:46 PM

        tabs what was the cake?

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        berliz Jun 13, 2010 05:49 PM

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

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          Island Jun 14, 2010 01:19 PM

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

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          Cat_Can Jun 13, 2010 08:28 PM

          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.

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            camilles Jun 14, 2010 01:16 PM

            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.

            http://www.swedishroyalbakery.com

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              Island Jun 14, 2010 01:21 PM

              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.

            2. binkychow Jun 14, 2010 04:32 PM

              Edelweiss Bakery. One in RB and one on Mira Mesa Blvd. Reasonable and tasty.

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                Nick0771 Jun 14, 2010 10:19 PM

                Well I ended up getting a Tiramisu Tart cake from Bread and Cie. While I love Bread and Cie I didn't really love this cake. In my opinion it was only sort-of-good tiramisu, definitely not great--and then it was set on top of this dry graham cracker style crust that I didn't like much either. So while I still love Bread and Cie, I was most definitely not overwhelmed with deliciousness on this one... :-/ Bummer.

                Oh well, next time I'll have to try some of the suggestions above..!

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                  DiningDiva Jun 14, 2010 10:52 PM

                  Azucar in OB has very good desserts, tho' the cakes are more individual servings rather than a full sized cake or torte

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