ISO Custom Birthday Cakes
Anyone know a good & reasonable custom cake maker in SF? Looking for a large lobster shaped one to serve about 20.
Depending on how precisely lobsterlike you want it, you could try Noe Valley Bakery. Cakes are perfectly adequate and they've done custom size and decorations for us in the past. (Not sure they would have a lobster cake form, though.)
What's your budget for "reasonable"?
Can't get links to work -- here's their site URL: http://www.noevalleybakery.com/
If anyone could make a lobster-shaped cake, it would be Kelly at Inticing Creations. She makes some really beautiful, unusual cakes that actually taste good, too. I know a pastry chef who asked her to make his wedding cake, and he was quite pleased.
She makes whimsical cakes, too.
If you don't mind hiking to Berkeley, I've seen custom cakes that Masse's has done (one shaped and decorated to be an amazing pastry replica of a building that was being dedicated)--they are beyond beautiful--and unbelievably delicious.