CAKE, the place that I was interning at. I still pop in there a couple of days a week, I cant keep away. There is a wonderful warm atmosphere there and there is still so much for me to learn!
Cake are the bakery that supplies wedding and party cakes to many of the major hotels and event venues in San Diego, including the Hotel Del Coronado. Their cakes are instantly recognizable as they are over an inch taller than usual. Jen doesnt like to short change people over cake, so they make sure there is more than enough! The most popular flavor is banana truffle, and it is divine! One thing to note is that they only make cakes for parties over 30 people, so keep that in mind when placing an order.
The cakes are also different in the fact that they never use fondant. Cakes are baked from scratch and decorated in buttercream. Modelling chocolate is used for amazing design elements. I've seen princess castles, boats, tequila bottles, and all sorts of other crazy designs! This is never at the expense of flavor. It is so refreshing to meet another baker who feels so strongly that the flavors of the cake is paramount, then the decoration comes second.
The bakery is going to be opening its doors to people and hoping to be more of a neigborhood hangout and coffee bar. They started on the right footing with the wonderful coffees from Cafe Calabria, and of course the baked goods are delicious! Some signature items include the gooey brownies, soft cherry chocolate chip cookies and tangy lemon bars.
To announce their new project they will be holding an open house on Sunday December 4th from 12-4pm. Stop by to taste the coffee, sample some delights, and see the wonderful space down there.
Another place to catch up with the 'fabulous cake girls' is to pop into their stand at the December nights event in Balboa Park.
If you cant make it to these events, just stop into the shop! Its always fun to see what they are working on, and to smell the delightful smells coming from the ovens!
Coffee will be served from 6am every morning.
3085 Reynard Way, San Diego 92103