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Oakland: Princess Bakery Gelatin Cakes

S U | Jan 10, 200710:57 PM     8

Last night I was at a birthday celebration in the East Bay, and the host served a beautifully decorated gelatin "cake". Multiple layers (each with a different flavor -- cream, expresso, chocolate, etc) in an exquisite heart shape with a bouquet of gelatin as the crowning piece (every blossom was well formed, distinct, separate, and held in place using embedded toothpicks). The flavors were whispered essences, bold enough to satisfy yet delicate enough to be paired with the gelatin.

This is the first time I've come across something like this, and I asked whether it was homemade. Their answer: Princess Bakery in Oakland, 13th or 14th near Chinatown.

Has anyone tried their gelatin "cakes"? Are they all like this? What other flavors do they have, and how expensive do they run?

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