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“Absolutely Exquisite Baking”
Review of Cake Box Bakery

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Cake Box Bakery
Ranked #4 of 4 Bakeries in Lafayette
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

When I was a kid in Lafayette I could ride by bike right up to The Cake Box and buy a cupcake right there (and often did.) Nowadays, there is no "storefront" -- you can't just go buy a cupcake anymore -- they only wholesale. So if you want some genuine Cake Box baked goods, you will have to go to Lunardi's or Diablo Foods. Is it worth the trip and expense? ABSOLUTELY YES. "A dozen small Parkerhouse Rolls for $8.49? You are kidding me!" you might be saying... but ONLY if you have never had them before. Spring for the big bucks during a holiday or special event where you want a melt-in-you-mouth roll for sandwiches or hamburgers and I promise you that you will never again question whether the expense of The Cake Box baked goods are worth it.

Thank Mariah B
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Reviewed 12 May 2016

Retail by special order, if they will even take your order. Like the other poster, we used to load up on their cranberry bread (best ever) and other such specialties for special occasions, but they went wholesale years ago.

Have been successful in ordering for pick up... but only 2times out of the 5 times I have tried in past 2 years.

I always thought they should open a coffee place in the "retail area" in the front.... and sell their own bakery items.... they would dominate the Lafayette coffee house market.

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Reviewed 3 September 2015

I grew-up in Lafayette, and my family have been patronizing the CAKE BOX for decades. Their handmade, high quality pastries are always a treat ! Outstanding Bear claws and Bear claw rings with loads of delicious marzipan filling. Fruit rings overflowing with mixed sweet fruit of every type ... mmmm ! Only the most hardcore Yoga-poseurs would turn-up their surgically-altered noses at these scrumptious treats. The Skropeta family are such a wonderful OLD-Lafayette family. They embody the best character of a small-town community. Sadly ... the CAKE BOX effectively closed their retail store years ago. They mostly sell wholesale now (their fantastic hot dog and hamburger buns are available at Diablo Foods). We ALWAYS make a trek to the CAKE BOX just prior to major holidays to purchase FRESH baked goods for our holiday meals. My kids were raised on their whole wheat and Swedish dinner rolls (which they always ate in greater quantity than the fresh green beans on their plates ... go figure). Remember, of course, that these are NOT mass-marketed baked goods loaded with preservatives. They are meant to be consumed reasonably soon after purchase. The CAKE BOX is a classic Lafayette experience !

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