|The array of cakes included clafoutis and banana bread.|
The bakers were an eclectic bunch, bringing sheet cakes, bundts, cupcakes, and, stretching the rules a bit, banana bread. The array included lots of chocolate, pumpkin spice cake with cream cheese frosting, Marsala wine cake, lemon poppyseed, a peach-blueberry clafoutis, and an unusual green tomato cake. One baker carefully iced cupcakes with a "J" for Julia.
"Most of the bakers said they used family recipes," Balboa employee Serafina Kernberger told SFoodie, "and nobody mentioned they'd used a Julia one!"
Theater owner Gary Meyer told us one man even brought copies of a photo he'd taken of Julia and Paul Child; he posted one and gave the other away. Meyer was so impressed he's giving the photographer, Michael Jang, a show in the Balboa's lobby this fall. More pics after the jump.
An overflow crowd sampled the goods.