Our readers leave little doubt--and also leave little on the plate--when it comes to Maribelle's cakes. Phooey on boring Duncan Hines knock-offs with bland white frosting and about as much oomph as a limp baguette. When it comes to your wedding, Maribelle's nuptial noshes include tiramisu, white chocolate, a lethal orange butter cake and Maribelle's signature chocolate truffle cake. It's dark chocolate, filled with Bailey's Irish cream and chocolate truffle--so good, it should be illegal. But fear not; you don't have to get married to get some. Free samples are available the first Sunday of each month from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment. Cakes for all occasions range from $10 $28-plus. Maribelle's offers decorating while you wait, too.
2. Nadine's Pastry Shoppe 4553 E. Broadway Blvd., 326-0735
3. Ilsa's Konditorei and Bakery, 3355 N. Dodge Blvd., 323-7101