Find The Perfect Cake For The Perfect Day

February 26, 2014 5:00 AM

Wedding Cakes (credit: ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images)

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Best Places For Wedding Cakes On The Peninsula

Can any day be more special than your wedding day? Likely not, and when you serve the perfect wedding cake for that long anticipated day, it’s like the icing on the proverbial cake. Look no further than these five Peninsula spots for the most divine wedding cake you can imagine.

Kara’s Cupcakes
Town and Country Village
855 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 326-2253

The talent leading Kara’s Cupcakes is Kara Haspel Lind, the executive pastry chef and vision behind the eight Bay Area shops. Kara’s Cupcakes makes small batches of cupcakes by hand each day, using only the finest ingredients locally sourced from sustainable and organic producers. When you buy a cupcake here you know it was baked within hours, if not minutes of your purchase, so enjoyment is at its peak. In addition to the full range of daily and specialty holiday cupcakes, Kara makes regular and mini cupcakes for your special wedding day! Select from Kara’s artisan flavors, decorated with signature designs just for the occasion. Kara’s Cupcakes has created delicious cupcakes for all types of weddings: outdoors, wine country, small intimate gatherings, and elegant bride-inspired for your own creation. Wedding cupcakes, $3.25 regular /$2 mini; also available, wedding cakes/$40, and wedding tier rental: beautiful, porcelain cupcake tiers for an amazing wedding cupcake display, each holds 75-100 cupcakes, full tier (set of 3)/$50, two tiers/$40, single tier/$25. Rental fee is per 24 hours.

Copenhagen Bakery & Café
1216 Burlingame Ave.
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 342-1357

In business since 1977, Copenhagen Bakery & Café has been a popular spot for baked goods, lunch and dinner. Well known around the Bay Area, this family business continues to thrive in the midst of neighborhood changes and strong competition. Clearly, Copenhagen Bakery & Café must be doing something right. Among the plethora of special occasion cakes the bakery makes to order are wedding cakes custom designed to your specifications. Check the website’s online cake gallery for specific designs or design your own. The only limitations are your imagination and creativity. Sounds good! Request an appointment via the website order request form, or call the bakery.

The Prolific Oven
550 Waverly Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 326-8485

Family-owned and operated since 1980, The Prolific Oven has four Bay Area locations dedicated to its original motto of “creating breads and pastries for the discriminating palate.” Palo Alto, home of the original store location, offers lunch items and is a standout bakery serving breads and morning pastries. The bakery is also known for its everyday and special occasion cakes for birthdays, anniversaries and weddings. All American Style cakes sold in the shop are available for wedding cakes, with base frostings of either cream cheese or dark chocolate, and buttercream decorating frosting. Wedding cakes are sold by the number of servings, in increments of 16. Visit the website to scroll the wedding cake photos for a better idea of size/pricing/decorations; call the store to schedule a consultation. A $25 tasting fee will be waived upon ordering.

Mazzetti’s Bakery
101 Manor Drive
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-1007

Pacifica’s favorite bakery has been family-owned and operated for over 38 years, and many items are longtime family recipes. The place has everything – all the best bakery treats – French and Danish pastries, breads and rolls, cookies, cakes and pies. In fact, Mazzetti’s specializes in cakes for all occasions, and wedding cakes make up a huge part of the cake orders here, with more than 700 made-to-order last year. Wedding cakes are custom made from a variety of customer selections, including cake layers, fillings, frostings, and specific design and decorating requests. Fresh strawberries may be available too, depending on the season. Visit the website to learn all about Mazzetti’s wedding cake choices, sizes, and prices. Consultation by appointment only.

Kathy’s Kreative Kakes
631 S. B St.
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 348-5253

Owner Kathleen “Kathy” Luzzi has impressed the San Francisco Bay Area with her “kreative kakes,” all custom designed in every color, shape and theme. The cakes are not only sensational to look at, but also seriously delicious to eat. Kathy’s makes cakes for every occasion imaginable, including wedding cakes to celebrate marriage events from the proposal to the big day itself. How about a “Will you Marry Me” or a rehearsal dinner cake? Wedding cake options are infinite and the Kathy’s Kreative Kakes website shares a collection of wedding cakes the bakery has created as a guide to what is possible. Prices depend on the typical variables: number of people served, cake flavors, filling and design complexity. Order cakes using the website online order, pdf file to fax in, or call Kathy’s to arrange for a consultation.

Melanie Graysmith is a writer, artist and educator based in San Francisco. She writes on adult education, art and lifestyle topics, and enjoys writing short stories and poetry. She is also a member of an independent filmmaking group. Her work can be found at

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