Friday, July 20, 2007

Elizabethan Desserts: Encinitas, CA

Things keep on piling up. I’m so sorry again to those who keep on checking in and expect to see a new post. I seriously have pictures and awaiting posts piling up but its been tough finding the time to sit down and thoughtfully write about my experiences.

Anyhow, a while back ago a good friend recommended a bakery in Encinitas to me. The parentals stop by one weekend and it happened to be Moma Kwok’s birthday. She has a very particular discerning palate so I decided to go check out Elizabethan Desserts since the pictures from the website looked gorgeous and LH said its been getting good reviews on Chowhounds. I stoped by right before closing and I got lucky. Elizabeth (the owner) had a 5” white chocolate block cake with fresh strawberry butter cream frosting destined for me. That cake is the the second cake pictured. Sitting by the counter waiting for the cake to get frosted with a lightly sweetened vanilla bean cream cheese frosting, Elizabeth wasn’t to shy to talk to me about her experience leading up to opening the bakery. I really do admire her humble beginings which I will save for you to discover should you choose to visit this quaint little shop. I love the open atmosphere. On any given day you can stop by and see Elizabeth hard at work making her wonderful creations in an open kitchen. So she frosted my cake and topped it with fresh organic berries as well as gold leaf. The cake was soo tall for the box that she had to make a sort of tent and cover the opening with plastic wrap. Nonetheless the cake was still gorgeous. I rushed back home and after dinner we all took generous slices from the cake. I must say that it tasted as great as it looked. It was such a bargain too… $25 for a 5” cake which I was able to get 8 generous slices out off.

I highly recommend this bakery for awesome looking and tasting cakes at an unbeatable price! Call ahead though to allow enough time for Elizabeth to customize your creation just the way you want it.

Elizabethan Desserts
155 Quail Gardens Dr.
Encinitas, CA 92024 
(inside the Sunshine Gardens Nursery) 
Tu-Sa: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 10-4 
(760) 522-4141

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