I've been tasked to bring a birthday cake to the daughter of my uncle's co-worker, who doesn't live in San Diego. The daughter's a student at UCSD. I would like to pick up this cake en route to work, as her birthday is on a weekday. I work in Torrey Pines and my commute starts in North Park, so the bakery will have to be somewhere near, in, or between those two areas. It should also be open in the morning. Type of cake is fairly unimportant, so it can be any type of bakery, as long as the cake's good.
I'm thinking Sage French Cake, but I haven't actually tried the pastries there. I'd order one from Elizabethan Desserts, but I'm saving that as a last resort if I can't find something a little closer. Sorrento European Bakery is also another option, but Mira Mesa's a mess in the morning. I'd rather not go to Extraordinary Desserts.
Suggestions? I appreciate it!
(Edited... because grammar counts. :P)