BizTips

Tasty tech Ordering a cake over the phone can be a fiasco. Flub your directions, and you might end up with 100 servings of "Happy B-Day, Biatch" instead of "Happy Bar Mitzah, Betty." Enter Noe Valley Bakery and Bread Co. (4073 24th St., SF. 415-550-1405, www.noevalleybakery.com) with its new online, interactive cake-design feature. Patrons can go hog wild creating and previewing their sweet treats and the message iced on top. "We're using modern technology in a business that's very old-fashioned," co-owner Mary Gassen says. (Giselle Velazquez)

Miss Puffet Once your tot outgrows Gerber, then what? Busy parents can pick up Peas of Mind (www.peasofmind.com) frozen casseroles at their local grocer. The locally made, all-organic, vitamin-rich hockey puck-shaped "puffets," as inventor Jill Litman calls them, come in four flavors: Banana Noodle, Carrot Risotto, Black Bean and Grit, and Eat Your Greens. Each contains all four food groups. Look for them at Rainbow Grocery, Real Foods, Cal-Mart Supermarket, and Thom's Fresh Organics. (Deborah Giattina)

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