It’s a Surprise
What makes these bakeries’ birthday cake so much better than anything
most of us can make at home? Somehow they take basic ingredients and
turn them into something magical.
26 NOTHING BUNDT CAKES It’s hard to imagine this Corte Madera franchise would be such a hit in locavore, health-minded Marin, but just ask the kids what type of birthday
cake they want and you’ll see how popular these little bundts have become. nothingbundtcakes.com
27 SUSIECAKES Is there anything that says celebration more than vanilla confetti cake with vanilla buttercream frosting? Well maybe chocolate cake with peanut butter or
coconut frosting. All this and more comes out of the ovens at SusieCakes in Greenbrae’s Bon Air
28 SWEE T THINGS Black tie, lemon, carrot, Hungarian coffee cake — these favorites have been the centerpiece of Marin birthday parties for decades. Even bringing one to a dinner party makes for a special occasion. Located in Tiburon. sweetthings.com
BLING THING Sometimes your outfit needs a little sparkle. Right now we’re lust- ing after colored diamonds, a trend sure to brighten even the simplest look. Head to these trusted Marin jewelers to ful- fill your flamboyant streak.
29 ALIX & COMPANY (pictured) 55 Throckmorton Ave (Mill Valley), 415.380.0880, alixandcompany.com
30 JOHANN PAUL JEWELERS 272 Bon Air Center (Greenbrae),
31 JULIANNA’S FINE JEWELRY 1632 Redwood Hwy (Corte
Madera), 415.924.9711, juliannasfine
32 KATHLEEN DUGHI 11 Bernard St (Mill Valley), 415.383.0462,