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Old Fashion Cake

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I'll be visiting Encinitas and I'm looking for a bakery that does old fashion cakes. Not interested in fancy over the top cakes that look better than they taste. I'm talking about cakes that your mother and/or grandmother would make, marble, spice, devil's food, red velvet, lemon. If any of you are familiar with Susie Cakes in Newport Beach, that's what I'm talking about. Anywhere from Oceanside to San Diego. Please don't suggest going to Susie Cakes in Newport, although I love them, I'd like to try someplace new. Thanks!

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  1. try Elizabethan Desserts in Encinitas. She does old-school, 1950's style desserts and cakes.

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    Elizabethan Desserts
    155 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA

    1. Totally Agree. Elizabeth does wonderful desserts from real fruit and butter. She also does pies. My cousin still says her apple pie I brought for Thanksgiving over 2 years ago was hands down the best apple pie he has ever had.

      Check out her web site so you can get an idea of her style.

      Her bakery is one of things I miss about living in North County

      www.elizabethandesserts.com

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      1. re: septocaine_queen

        Agree with the individual desserts, awesome, but the last 2 cakes I purchased Chocolate toffee and a white chocolate version were disappointing in that the frosting slid off the cake, especially the latter. Both had to be refrigerated, OK, but the latter had to be put back in soon as the pieces were cut and the icing was sliding off those before people finished and no it was not hot out or in. Tasted OK, but if was for a B-Day party and a bit embarassing. I would have returned that expensive little sucker if I had something else to serve. Ended up wasting more than half of it since cake in the fridge got too dried out.

        1. re: Island

          I would second the Twiggs suggestion. The cakes do taste homemade in the best way.

      2. TRY TWIGGS ON ADAMS AVE. Talk to Dan, I have had great sucess with the White Velvet Cake.

        1. Definitely try Elizabethan Desserts, but be sure to call and order what you want ahead of time. They're not always open and you can't count on them to have whatever you need in stock.

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          Elizabethan Desserts
          155 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA

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          1. re: Alice Q

            thanks for all your replies...Do either of these bakeries sell individual slices?

            1. re: Jim

              Elizabethan does not, but they serve a large variety of cupcakes. Out of their cupcakes, I think the Hot Diggity Dang and the Coconut are the best. They are moister than the other ones.

              1. re: daantaat

                Agree daantaat and that Hot Diggity is a cream filled devil's food wonder. The chocolate dipped pecan bars are insanely delicious and HUGE!

            2. Swedsih Royal Bakery in Poway has always come through with very good high quality cakes. Think they have one in Sorrento Valley also. I love there Swedish Chocolate cake so good. They can make any others as well the head baker is amazing just have to order it though.