A sugary haven has landed at One Paseo, where bakery chain SusieCakes is now up and running from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Founded in 2006 by owner Susan Sarich, the chain counts more than 20 locations in Texas and California, including Carlsbad. Inspired by recipes handed down by her grandmothers, Sarich’s menu features old-fashioned favorites, from layer cakes and pies to frosting-filled cupcakes and pudding.
All of the cakes, from Red Velvet to Luscious Lemon, are available by the slice or whole cake; executive head baker Nicole Garrett says that the most popular is the Vanilla Celebration Cake, a six-layer concoction that features sugar confetti and blue vanilla frosting. The shop has a “Celebration Specialist” or cake concierge on hand to help you customize cakes for special events. You can even order a side of buttercream if you want to mainline your sugar, or create a sweet buttercream sandwich with any cookie.