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Aug 11, 2010 02:16 PM

CAKE?? I need help deciding on Fremont Area Bakery (or possibly San Mateo)

I need to order a cake. Does anyone have experience with Amia or Minia's Bakery?

I'm not a red velvet fan, so other flavor experience appreciated.

I might also be able to buy cake on my way through San Mateo if their are better recommendations over there.

Need cake for next Saturday (14th).

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  1. Not cake, but cupcakes. I used Sibby's Cupcakery for my wedding and loved all the flavors we had. We had the Lemon cupcakes, coconut, chocolate w/ mocha, chocolate late, etc. They are located in San Mateo and should be able to fulfill your request.

    Sibby's Cupcakery
    716 S Railroad Ave, San Mateo, CA

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    1. re: Jeni Bean

      Thanks. I might just do that....

    2. Kara's in Palo Alto makes little 6" cakes. Sibby's does make the best cupcakes though.

      1. Copenhagen Bakery in Burlingame is very good as is the Woodisde Bakery in Woodside (further south than San Mateo I know but their cakes are great.

        Copenhagen Bakery & Cafe
        1216 Burlingame Avenue, Burlingame, CA 94010

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        1. re: artychokeasana

          Wow, the Copenhagen site is impressive. I'll bet their breakfasts are great.

            1. re: artychokeasana

              Copenhagen bakery makes fabulous delicious wonderful cakes and IMHO it's the best bakery on the Peninsula. They are actually NORTH, not south, of San Mateo, but not by much; just a ten minute drive from 92&101.

              1. re: JoyM

                Yup. I was saying Woodside was South not Copenhagen. I know this is a year late-but I've been away for awhile!

            2. Ah, I was too late! Curses! For future reference, Amia is very good (and they do special requests like gluten-free, etc.). They use organic flour, as well. They did a wonderful mango mousse cake for my brother-in-law's birthday, and I highly recommend them.

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              1. re: wintersweet

                Thanks. I actually did buy a cake from Amia. 1/2 Mango and 1/2 chocolate with strawberry filling. The cake was very moist with a generous thicked whipped cream icing. We had it out at the picnic for 4 hours and it held up just fine and actually tasted great because the fat was not too chilled (but it was a cool day and the cake was in the shade).

                The chocolate was not very kiddie friendly - but I liked it. Not overly sweet and definitely chocolate. Both cakes were moist I think they soak them with syrup or cream to get them that way.

                And they drew a nice Robot for my son, so everything turned out well. I would definitely buy from them again.

                I had a very sweet cake at a party the next day that made Amia look even better!

                1. re: myst

                  I will also try Sibby's and Copenhagen on my quest to find the best cakes. I grew up hating cake and never ate it.

                  Once I discovered "good" cake I've been willing to do multiple taste tests :)
                  Sprinkles is on my "no thanks" list. So sweet and gritty.....

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