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Lower Peninsula/South Bay Cakes and Pastries

Humbucker | Jul 10, 2006 10:39 AM

What are some good bakeries between Palo Alto and San Jose that have good, really dense and rich cakes and/or pastries? I rarely buy whole cakes, but now that I have an occasion to do so I want to get something really sweet and decadent. I like a degree of chewiness with my cakes, rather than have them just dissolve in my mouth (like many of the Asian-style sponge cakes with whipped cream or light mousses do) so extra points for use of fondant, marzipan, nut pastes, or thick frostings. To give you an idea of my tastes, I love dense, honey drenched baklava and I've gotten the Prolific Oven's princess cake (mostly for the marzipan) a number of times, but I'd like to try something a little different. La Patisserie in Cupertino has gotten some good press on the board and I noticed that they offer a princess cake with marzipan or fondant so I'm thinking that if I don't find anything that interests me I'll see if I can order a princess cake with marzipan AND fondant from them.

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