Ranch 99 Bakery- Fresh mango birthday cake
Bakery inside Ranch 99 market
7330 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, #112
San Diego, CA
I really enjoy asian birthday cakes. The texture is soft and light,, the flavor isn't too sweet and instead of using frosting, they use a lighter, whipped cream-like mixture to frost their cakes. The bakery inside Ranch 99 in San Diego actually makes pretty good cakes that are beautifully decorated. Every year, Boyfriend gets me a cake from Ranch 99 for my birthday.
Usually we get the taro cake, as I love the color purple and I love taro. Last year we also tried the mango mousse, which is very good. Rich with mango flavor, but still manages to be light and not too sweet. This year I debated for a long time on what cake to get. Do I stick with my traditional taro or the mango mousse which I also enjoy? Or do I try something new?
The cake with fresh mangos caught my eye. I love mangos. So after hemming and hawing for the longest time, I decided to go for the cake made with fresh mango.
The cake is beautifully decorated. The top has very thin curls of white chocolate. It also has grapes, strawberries and a canned peach in the middle. I thought it was strange that they didn't put any mangos on top.
Inside is a white cake base, with layers of mango pieces and more of the whipped cream type frosting. I don't know why I didn't take a picture of my slice of cake. I thought the taste was okay, but not my favorite out of the asian cakes I've had. There was a lot of whipped cream inside and it overpowered the mangos. I enjoy the taro and the mango mousse better. Oh well. Now I know for next time.