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Jan 2, 2006 03:26 PM

Good Cake in Thousand Oaks area

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Does anyone know where I can get a good birthday cake in the Thousand Oaks area? Can't find much outside of grocery store cakes. Yuck!

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  1. There aren't a lot of bakeries in T.O. You might want to try Viktor Benes in Gelson's. They are not related to the supermarket.

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    1. re: PeterC

      Yes, they make good pastries and cakes. They do the classics - opera, princesstorte, etc. They also make special orders. Their decorating is beautiful.

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      Lorenzo Boido

      If you find anything, let me know. As far as I'm concerned, when Erika's in Westlake closed this town went down about 3 notches.

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      1. re: Lorenzo Boido

        Agreed. I still remember a strawberry whipped cream cake I bought there...

      2. I have not tried this place yet, but looks good.


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        1. re: Judy

          I tried Chocolatine (finally!) last Friday. I ducked in for a quick dessert after lunch - I split a Nutella Crepe with a friend, and had a latte and macaroon. Sad to say that I was disappointed. The atmosphere is lovely, but the crepe was expensive ($4.50), small and boring (no whip cream! no strawberries! just a sad little crepe on a plate. Latte was decent. Pistacchio macaroon ($2.25 each) had little pistachio flavor, and oddly enough, was very chewy!

          My friend tried the chocolates and the rasberry macaroon and gave the chocolate a thumbs up and said the rasberry macaroon was better than pistachio, but still not worthy of ordering more.

          I saw other people ordering food like French Onion Soup and Caprese Salad. Since I like the atmosphere so much, I'll return and try their food and will give some of their other desserts a try.

          1. re: maybelle

            When Chocolatine first opened their doors I tried one of their cold chocolate drinks; it had chunks of chocolate in it. The chocolate was quite good, but I have not returned since.

            maybelle, if you do return for some of their other items, I'll be anxious to hear the details.

        2. The pastry chefs at L'Artiste Patisserie in Encino can make you a beautiful custom cake like no other!

          L'Artiste Patisserie
          17312-A Ventura Boulevard
          Encino, CA
          (818) 386-0061


          1. I once had a slice of a decent cake from the Bread Basket in Camarillo at a party. They seemed to use a lot of fresh fruit to top the cake.


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            1. re: the donut

              I agree that Bread Basket makes great cakes.....and everytime I am in there, it seems there are customers that come down the Conejo Grade for their cakes (so maybe it is the closest good place)