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Stanley Stephan | Mar 1, 200303:20 PM     2

Really, the diet devils are nipping at my heels. Suddenly I'm stumbling across all this information about cakes and bakeries that I never heard of before and sound delicious. So, for future planning, have any of you tried the following. They don't seem to come up in discussions on the board:

Jolt 'n Bolt Bakery & Cafe

This Potrero Hill bakery on 2325 Third St, is described as an European bakery whose cakes are supposed to be both beautiful and delish (I have to use that word now). Frosting choices include fresh butter cream, white, chocolate, Marzipan, and Croquembouche. What is Croquembouche? Who's tried this bakery? Picture below.

Perfect Endings in Napa

I walk in the door, turn on the tv and Oprah is in mid sentence drooling about this Napa bakery whose cakes are so good and beautiful that she orders them from Chicago.

They really are works of art. There's this one cake on their site that looks like a real pot of primroses. It says the pot is make with an "intensely chocolate" cake under the terra cotta colored buttercream. Has ayone tried them? The link to the site is sloooow. No kidding, it takes 2 -3 minutes to load. It is a pain to navigate, if you don't follow instructions completly, instead of going back, you close the windown and there's another five minutes of waiting to load the site.

www.perfectendings.com

Jolt and Bolt came up when I was looking for the Noe Valley Bakery site. I found this old article that says some bakeries will allow you to tour their facilities. Don't know if this is still true, but if you are interested in trying, the link is below.

Well so much for the evil sweet spirits. Ha! I lost another two pounds last week. Hmmm, maybe a hot cross bun would ward them away.

Link: http://www.sfbg.com/superlists/sl649....

Image: http://joltnboltbakery.citysearch.com...

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