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Strawberry Shortcake - Follow-Up, and Thanks!

M_Brent | May 28, 201204:23 PM

I posted on Thursday asking about recs for a bakery that could make a strawberry shortcake-type of cake (basically, a white sheet cake w/ fresh strawberries and whipped cream that could be decorated in a baby shower theme).

A couple of posters mentioned the Ranch 99 Mall in Richmond, so I tried there first.

Unfortunately, the prices were more than I was hoping to pay - Ranch 99 Bakery's price was $70 for a 1/2 sheet, and the cake would be 'mixed fruit' (they do not make a strawberries-only cake). I also tried Sheng Kee Bakery, but the price they quoted me was still high - $75.

Anyway, I ended up hitting the Safeway in Richmond and was quoted a price of $25 (on special through June 19th, I believe - regular price is $35). This is for a 1/2 sheet white cake with fresh strawberries and whipped cream, and it comes decorated in a baby shower theme, as well.

I know Safeway cakes don't get the greatest of reviews, but I'm on a serious budget and the price is too good to pass up. So I will end up ordering it from there, most likely, and will try to post post-shower to let everyone know how it was.

I did want to extend my thanks to everyone who posted with recommendations. I really appreciated all the responses!

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