Seattle has a reputation for being quite rainy for the greater part of the year. Although not nearly as bad as rumor has it, the upside of living in a rainy city is that it’s the perfect excuse for… eating cake! Fortunately, Seattle is a great foodie destination, and doesn’t disappoint when it comes to satisfying your sweeter cravings. The top of the cake game is undoubtedly Deep Sea Sugar & Salt, a cute cake shop in the Georgetown neighborhood in South Seattle, awarded “Bakery of the Year” in 2018 by Eater Seattle.
Charlie’s cakes are nothing but resplendent, carefully coated with endless layers of smooth frosting and bedecked in bright red fruits or fresh flowers, occasionally even with edible gold – and thus very instagrammable 😉 The cakes are inspired by local flavors, like Douglas fir featured in the PNW Chocolate – a dark chocolate cake soaked with Douglas fir syrup – to Georgetown Brewery’s 9lb Porter. A customer favorite is The London Fog, an Earl Grey tea cake soaked in a honey syrup filled with a bergamot mascarpone cream and topped with an Earl Grey cream cheese buttercream frosting. Or how about a spiced carrot cake with pineapple, filled and frosted with a browned butter cream cheese icing?
Deep Sea Sugar and Salt owner Charlie Dunmire originally ran her cake shop out of an Airstream trailer in Georgetown’s Trailer Park mall before opening her own brick-and-mortar store in May 2018 in the former space of the historic Carleton Avenue Grocery.