Taking Home the Cake: Our Readers’ Favorite Desserts and Pastries

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Craving a sugar rush? These four restaurants and bakeries’ treats were voted the best in Orange County 

Compiled by Hannah Lee |Photography by John Michael Simpson

Guglhupf Bake Shop
Est. November 2017
Cherry & cheese Danish, $3.95
“We have had it in the store since day one.”page1image2396331424
– Owner Claudia Cooper

Est. March 2007
Dark chocolate and sea salt budino, $11
“I use about 20 kilos (44 lbs.) of dark chocolate couverture each month just to make them. This dessert is not for the faint of heart. It packs a chocolate punch.”
– Chef Martina Russial

Nantucket Grill
Est. 1997
Strawberry shortcake (quarter), $30
“We get our berries locally (Eno River Farm), and about 4 lbs. are used for each strawberry shortcake. Withit being our most popular flavor, that means we go through a whole lot of berries (75-300 lbs. a day!). They are all hand cut, too.”
– Bakery Manager Nichole Anderson

Weaver Street Market
Est. June 1998
Blueberry pie (9 inch), $14.99
This seasonal pie is only available during the summer months, so get it while you can.

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