Best of Ranch & Coast 2018

There’s nothing like having favorites. The place you love to shop. The spot that makes the perfect cup of coffee. Where you’ll always have the best service. Professionals you know you can trust. Every year, we highlight your favorites — and a few of our own — in our annual Best of Ranch & Coast issue, where we share your top picks for people and places so they might become someone else’s new favorite. And who doesn’t love a great recommendation? So, whether you seek animal adoptions or accountants, fine dining or a formal dress, preschool or plastic surgery, or so much more, our readers’ choice 2018 list is a vetted resource for all the best San Diego has to offer.

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Best Of Ranch & Coast 2018

Editors’ Pick, Custom Cakes: Truly Scrumptious Cakes This sweet treat crafted by Monika Stout of Truly Scrumptious Cakes is complex and beautiful. The Encinitas-based graphic designer has sculpted masterpieces in her custom cake shop for the past ten years and touts a slew of highlights including a Cake Masters Magazine feature, a victorious Cake Wars “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” episode, and a soon-to-be-released spotlight on Ridiculous Cakes. 760.803.0869, trulyscrumptiouscakes.com

Photography by Vincent Knakal