Its Mom's 81st birthday and we are sending cake. And you'd be amazed at the complications in sending a cake--or finding a local place that delivers---when you are half way across the country. In fact, I tried to do this same thing last year and it was a disaster.
But I digress.
I found Elegant Cheese Cake in Half Moon Bay. In return for the sale of a kidney, they can deliver a cheese cake to my mother for her birthday. The photos looks nice enough and I was all set to do it until I looked on "that other food site" and found some worrisome negative reviews mostly complaining about attitude and service. Then I re-googled them and found some of their cakes on Costco. . . . hmmmm. I confess I'm not sure how I feel about sending Mom a cake that she can call the "cake from Costco" [and if she found out, odds are good that she would].
Then again, if its really really wonderful and looks as cool as the photos, maybe it won't matter.
So fellow 'hounds---anyone tried this place [especially other than weddings because maybe they are just too touchy with weddings]? your thoughts greatly appreciated.
The alternative is a European bakery in her area. Have to say, those cakes look tasty too.