(Closed) Affordable yet Quality Cakes in San Francisco Bay Area? Help!

posted 7 years ago in San Francisco Bay Area
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

i combed through yelp to find cake bakers who could do $5 or $6 per slice.  we eventually hired kelly zubal from inticing creations make our cake, which turned out to be $6 per slice.  i feel your pain/disappointment at not being able to afford something more, but the cake turned out very nicely and was delicious (for decoration, we just had her sprinkle it with crystal sugar–let me know if you want to see a pic).

good luck!

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I used Pinkie’s Bakery for my wedding dessert bar, which included several 1/4 sheet (each served about 35 people) cakes, lemon bars (the best ever!), and brownies, and everything was yummy and delicious. I know you didn’t mention SF in your post, but contact Cheryl at Pinkie’s about cake options!

Cheryl Burr

Owner/Pastry Chef

Pinkie’s Bakery

415.533.4525

[email protected]

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Are you looking for bakeries in SF alone or in other Bay Area such as San Jose as well?  Molly Desert and Margaret’s French Bakery (in San Jose) charge $5 – $6 a piece; however they do charge extra for elaborate decor and delivery. If San Jose is not too far, you can check them out. They have decent review on Yelp!.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Ptownbride said above:

“I live and am getting married in the Tri-Valley area, so anything close by would be most helpful, but at this point I’m so desperate that I’d be willing to look into Berkeley, Oakland, Concord, or Fremont bakeries..”

Post # 7
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I am not sure of their exact per slice prices but we are using Danville Bakery,  they are amazing and ridiculously helpful and want to do whatever they can to make you happy and please you. 🙂 

 

I definitely recommend giving them a call at least.

Post # 8
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2011

A friend who recently got married, got her cake at The Taste of Denmark formerly Neldums bakery in Oakland.  She said it was under $2 a slice.  I had the cake at her wedding at it was pretty good.  I will most likely get my cake there also.

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Ptownbride: I was thinking of going in the same direction. One of my bridesmaids has gotten her birthday cake here for years!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Try a Chinese bakery!  They are basic, but very tasty if you like sponge cake and whipped cream and strawberries (and who doesnt?)  We are getting a 2-tier strawberries and cream cake, plus 2 satellite cakes to serve 80 people for $200 from Sunset Bakery in SF, which included a $40 deposit, which we will get back – so $160 total.  They will work with you on decorations, ribbons, etc, but we wanted a clean looking cake so we didn’t bother.  They have all different kinds of flavors of filling too, but I think the classic white cake is the best.  The cakes are so light and not too cloying sweet, that any guest would like them after a heavy meal.  Good luck! 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2011 - Palm Event Center

I almost went with Sunset Bakery too! It’s the most reasonably priced and delicious (light and fluffy).. Alternatively if you want an “American” cake, I highly recommend Susiecakes in the Marina district on Chestnut Street. I ordered our cake there and its $225 for a 3-tiered cake (6″, 9″, 12″).. any flavor they offer. (We got red velvet). 

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

i was at a bridal fair and i think the company was Sweet Lauren Cakes. Most amazing moist cake lolipops ever! i think she does cakes too.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I had cakepops from Sweet Lauren Cakes for my dessert bar/favors, and they were simply amazing. Everyone raved about them, and the few leftovers I had were heaven over the next few days. Lauren does cakes, too, and she’s really easy to work with.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Victoria pastry has the tastiest cakes in the city. However, for 100 people, the cake is 833

For 70, the cake is 510 or so, then a 30 person sheet cake is 70, so for under 600, you could do it super deliciously. They do decorate the sheet cake however you like, too.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I was going to suggest Le Gateau Elegant in Martinez…they are DELICIOUS and I think more reasonably priced than some of the other places we looked.

 

 

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