S.G. asks from Los Altos, CA on March 02, 2008
Looking for a Bakery in South Bay Area (Between S.J. and Palo Alto)...
I have been looking for a bakery that makes great birthday cakes....cakes that taste great and look great (I traditionally design my own cake decorations and purchase my own items to be placed on the cake -- offering the baker the layout of the cake on paper). I went to Fuji Bakery in Sunnyvale for several years (now closed, gone), Wilson's Bakery in Santa Clara (gone now), Aki's Bakery in San Jose (but not too impressed the last year, after new ownership)...and recently went to the local grocery store (Andronico's) for a birthday cake (tasted good, but they are not "decorators" in the way I like to have my cakes done --- theme specific).
Does anyone have any recommendations for a baker that is able to offer both -- great tasting birthday cakes (usually a 1/4 or 1/2 sheet cake) and the ability to take a photo or drawing and recreate it on the cake? Aki's, Fuji and Wilson's were able to do this but they are all gone or under new management that does not compare.
I do not mind traveling to get the cake but hope to find a baker as far south as San Jose and as far north as Palo Alto...
Thank you for an suggestions -- would love to try them out!
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"THANK YOU" to ALL! It was wonderful to find out about all the great bakeries that I have to try...yummy! I was so happy to find out that there are still bakeries that pride in taste, decorating and customer service --- especially for someone as picky as me! It was interesting to see some of the same bakeries being consistently recommended --- which is a good indication that they must be GREAT! Again....Thx!
E.P. answers from San Francisco on March 04, 2008
The bakery that I know is in Redwood City and the name of it is San Francisco Bakery on Middlefield Rd. (close to Costco).
I know you said something between S.J. and Palo Alto, but they make good cakes.
T.B. answers from San Francisco on March 04, 2008
I know that Dicks Bakery is awesome. They are in San Jose on Bascom (I think) But cakes are beautiful and taste great.
R.G. answers from San Francisco on March 03, 2008
Aki's Bakery on Meridian in San JOse off 280. Just did my son's 14th birthday and will do my other son's 12th with them. Very good. I recommend their pull-apart cakes. Really fun. Very nice and fast service. Good luck!
S.T. answers from San Francisco on March 02, 2008
When my kids we little, I use to get my cakes at Safeway bakery. I used the one in Sunnyvale first on Hollenbeck and then on Bernardo in Sunnyvale. You might also check with Costco-Sunnyvale. They keep popping in my mind too
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J.P. answers from San Francisco on March 03, 2008
Hey there is a good bakery that does Photograph cakes and themed cakes called Goldilocks which are all around the bay area. They even have a website. I've been going to Bijan Bakery lately but their cakes are on the expensive side! Try Goldilocks if you want kid themed cakes. http://www.goldilocks-usa.com/
J.C. answers from San Francisco on March 03, 2008
Have you tried Icing on the Cake in Los Gatos? It's my absolute favorite.
D.B. answers from San Francisco on March 03, 2008
We've used Dick's Bakery on the corner of Meridian and Hamilton for the past 40 something years. They have great cakes, but can also do a decoration from a picture.
S.D. answers from San Francisco on March 03, 2008
I have two great ones that we use, both are in San Jose... Bijan Bakery www.bijanbakery.com , fabulous cakes that always taste heavenly, and have great decorators. The down fall, is that they can be a bit pricey compared to other places, but I think they are definitly worth it, especially if you are only buying them for special occasions. The second is Sweet Passions, www.sweetpassionsbakery.com They make amazing cakes, but again, they are also a bit more expensive, but well worth it. Good luck!! ~S.
H.C. answers from San Francisco on March 03, 2008
Dick's Bakery at the corner of Meridian and Hamiliton in San Jose is awesome! They are so creative and super yummy! Enjoy!
V.V. answers from San Francisco on March 03, 2008
We have used Aki's several times in San Jose and love them. Also, Greenlees does really good cakes. I don't have addresses for them, but they both have websites and are both in San Jose.
J.B. answers from San Francisco on March 03, 2008
If you're willing to go a little farther north (Menlo Park), I can recommend Gerry's Cakes. They do custom decorating for you. Wide choice of cakes, filling and frosting as well. Delicious and delightful. http://www.gerryscakes.com/