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

myst Aug 11, 2010 02:16 PM

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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    Jeni Bean Aug 12, 2010 10:46 AM

    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
      myst Aug 12, 2010 03:48 PM

      Thanks. I might just do that....

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      peppatty Aug 12, 2010 10:09 PM

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

      1. artychokeasana Aug 13, 2010 01:08 AM

        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
          Tripeler Aug 13, 2010 01:42 AM

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

          1. re: artychokeasana
            myst Aug 13, 2010 08:20 AM

            Wow those do look good.

            1. re: artychokeasana
              JoyM Aug 13, 2010 10:16 PM

              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
                artychokeasana Mar 26, 2011 06:00 PM

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

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              wintersweet Aug 14, 2010 06:05 PM

              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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                myst Aug 16, 2010 12:02 PM

                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
                  myst Aug 17, 2010 10:13 AM

                  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.....

                  1. re: myst
                    Peter Quigley Aug 17, 2010 01:45 PM

                    Prolific Oven in Pacific Commons of Fremont

                  2. re: myst
                    myst Aug 18, 2010 10:41 AM

                    Amia Cake Photo

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