Honestly, the cake issue is less important to FI. But I love cake! I can't help myself sometimes. So I really want a cake that's going to taste yummy!
I am not really a big fan of cake icing. It's just too sweet for me sometimes. So I would love to see if I could find a bakery that could achieve this no frosting cake:
I think King's Hawaiian could definitely pull this off with their famous Paradise Cake, and if they can't...well, their frosting happens to be amazing! Not too sweet, and layered with guava jelly. Their wedding cake models do not show the guava jelly, but I'm sure they could add it if requested.
Photo courtesy of Martha Stewart.
King's Hawaiian's Paradise cake features flavors of lime (green layer), passion fruit (yellow layer), and guava (pink layer). And it is good!
Photo courtesy of The Delicious Life.
Asian bakeries have the ability to make icing to our sweet standards, so we'll be considering some of those too. JJ Bakery comes to mind as well as the Chinese bakery Diamond Bakery. I also love Goldilocks and Red Ribbon Bakeshop (I'm a biased Filipina).
In our research, we've been finding that some venues charge cake cutting fees (wtf)...we have to pay for the cake, and in addition, pay extra to have it cut? Freakin' A...I'll cut the damn cake myself for everyone...to which I consider cupcakes as a choice. And while I've not tried all the cupcake bakeries (but I definitely have tried a bunch), my taste buds find Sprinkles Cupcakes a first choice when it comes to cupcakes. My favorite flavors are pumpkin, vanilla, and red velvet.
Some unfavorite bakeries...I've tried French's Cupcake Bakery in Costa Mesa which is comparable to Rossmoor's as my memory serves me. I tried red velvet at both bakeries, and IMO, neither compare to Sprinkles for sure. And I was definitely not a fan of Mrs. Beasley's cupcakes in South Coast Plaza...too Betty Crocker for me (as in, I could make better cupcakes) and not to mention the frosting will give you diabetes. Okay, enough hating...
Photo courtesy of Sprinkles Cupcakes.
Top choices: King's Hawaiian Paradise Cake and Sprinkles Cupcakes, in no particular order; I'm really having a hard time choosing between the two.
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