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Favorite Cakes in the Bay Area

Their signature Banana Cake at Icing on The Cake in Los Gatos is wonderful.

Unusual SouthBay goodies for my Wicked Aunts Tour?

Don't forget the famous Burnt Almond cake at Dick's Bakery.

Manley's Donuts in Willow Glen, it's been years since I had one but their cinnamon crumb cake doughnuts were a must have.

What ever happened to Blum's?

Was it a toffee pie? Recently spoke to a friend about Blum's and she mentioned having some recipes (including what she thinks might be a toffee pie and the crunch cake) given a friend of the family ran one of the Blum's. I have her off looking for recipes. I don't think anyone who grew up in the 60/70's in the Bay Area could go without some special occasion at least once, that didn't involved Blum's and of course Mr. Weil who invented the crunch cake went on to open Fantasia's.