Subject: George's Lemon Snow Cake
Date: 6/8/2020, 7:01 AM
On 6/7/2020 7:53 PM, Billie wrote:
Another stab at satisfaction --- George's Wonderful World of Cakes in National City, Calif.,
used to make a delightful Lemon Snow Cake. The Seventh-day Adventist bakery is now out of
Three layers of an exceptionally fine-crumbed cake with lemon custard in between, dusted
with fine coconut flakes.
A former owner now operates "George's Little Bakery" in Bonita, Calif., not far away from
National City's original site, with a few tasty offerings. I emailed them using their site
contact but it bounced and said that contact is not valid. Will try some more, but hoping
you can help.
I did find a reverse-engineered website offering this recipe and printed it out a few years
ago, but in late April this year we suffered a house fire and that pile of papers was
destroyed. Hoping you can help.
Of course, I had no success finding George's actual recipe for Lemon Snow Cake. That's not surprising -
bakery recipes are quite problematic(as much so as bottled sauces recipes.). One never sees them on the
web. Bakeries just don't give out their recipes.
"Little George's Bakery" has a website at: Little George's Bakery
and a Facebook page at: Little George's Bakery Facebook Page
Oddly, I found their e-mail address expressed differently on those two sites. On their website, it is
expressed as: "Eugene@LittleGeorgesBakery.com", whereas on their Facebook page, it is expressed as:
"email@example.com". Note the difference in capitalization. Some e-mail clients are quite
picky, and if you used the first address, with the capitalizations, that may be why your e-mail to them
was bounced back. Perhaps you should try again, using the all lower-case e-mail. You could also post on
their Facebook page or direct message them on their Facebook page. You can also phone them at: (619) 477-9369.
In trying to contact them, I trust that you aren't expecting them to give you the recipe for the cake.
That would be highly unlikely.
While I did not find the bakery's recipe for the cake, I did find a blogger's attempt to recreate the cake.
Her attempt is here: Lil Ms Sue Shine
Her recipe might be worth a try.
Unc, you are super-duper! That is the exact recipe I had printed out before our house fire --
the blogger recreating the cake! Thanks! I am 61 years old but it makes me feel a little more
secure and pleased to know you and your website exists in this nutty world. A treasure trove!
A welcome respite of a rabbit hole!