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Showstopper cakes Oakland/Berkeley/Albany

bgbc Mar 19, 2012 12:44 PM

Would love recommendations -- I'm looking for somewhere in the East Bay to buy a couple of spectacular-looking cakes that aren't fondant-coated confections and which taste delicious -- something along the lines of Delessio's cakes.

Crixa meets yumminess factor but I'd love even more drama in a cake...


Delessio Market & Bakery
1695 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Crixa Cakes
2748 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA 94703

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    wally RE: bgbc Mar 19, 2012 12:47 PM

    Have you tried Massa's? I don't eat much cake, but I think Crixa is excellent and I have had really tasty stuff from Massa's. They are more decorative than Crixa.


    1. Robert Lauriston RE: bgbc Mar 19, 2012 01:56 PM

      Crixa makes fancier-looking cakes by special order.

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        sundeck sue RE: bgbc Mar 19, 2012 04:12 PM

        Masse's do drama and taste terrific (way better than Delessio imo). Katarina Rozelle on College Ave in Oakland is also strong re delicious taste and beautiful presentation. That said, I'm a Crixa gal, so delighted to hear they'll do spectacle w/ notice.

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          bgbc RE: bgbc Mar 20, 2012 05:16 PM

          Thanks everyone! Good to know Crixa can glam it up if asked.

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            milklady RE: bgbc Mar 21, 2012 09:32 AM

            I really think you can't beat Masse's for a cool, modern look.

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