Monday, August 31, 2009

Is ‘I Dream of Cake’ a bakery or a glamorous boutique?

On my way home from work, I noticed the most amazing cake boutique/bakery located in my San Francisco neighborhood. It wasn't until I started writing for the Examiner, that I contacted the store to ask to interview the owner.

Her cake creations are glamourous, artistic, out of the box works of art that I wanted to share with you.

Trust me I had the best time taste tasting!
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Off the beaten path and nestled away from the North Beach tourists is I Dream of Cake, located on Grant Street. Since 2005, creator and owner Shinmin Li, welcomes artists as employees to work with her. She believes, “You can turn someone into a baker, but can never teach someone to be an artist. This shop is a marriage of my two passions, food and art.”
(photo taken by Sinmin Li and yes this is a Gucci purse cake)
From the moment customers enter her store, there is a magical feeling. Instead of entering a bakery there’s a boutique and exclusive feel. “I Dream of Cake was designed like a gallery, so customers could feel like their commissioning a piece of artwork.” Shinmin stated. “We also have an appointment only policy, so a cake tasting consultation can be ready for when customers arrive.” ...

To read the rest of this Examiner post please go here to read more about I Dream of Cake creations and to see the cake slideshow. If only we could all go for a cake tasting right now. What design would you recreate into a cake?

12 comments:

Underfunded Heiress said...

How cute!

Char said...

now that is definitely a job perk! yum - cake!!!

f8hasit said...

What a fantastic cake!
I wish it were closer, but it's probably a good thing for me that it's not!
:-)

Dollface said...

wow.. its so amazing to me people who bake cakes like this... ace of cakes and all of those shows are amazing! xxxoo

Laura said...

Underfunded Heiress: Thanx sweetie! Off to visit your blog today.

Char: I hated every minute of it xoxo

Laura said...

f8hasit: I promise to eat enough for the both of us!

Laura said...

Dollface: It really is true art. Hope you had a good weekend doll.

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Jules said...

Wow! That is a cool cake!!

Elizabeth Marie said...

A Gucci purse cake?! HOW FABULOUS! Now I know what I want on my bday!

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

Okay. That is too freakin' cool.

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KAC said...

That is so cool!