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Wedding Cake

I'm looking for a wedding cake that looks great, and tastes great too. So far:

Hansen's: Tried it, thought it tasted terrible and the designs were very old-fashioned (think 70's & 80's) looking

Rosebud: Lots of pretty designs, and the cake was "good", but not amazing IMO

SLJ: They do not deliver, so it's not an option

I'm looking for any opinions you might have on:

Porto's
Pastries by Edie
Cake Divas
Jamaica's Cakes
Cake Collection
Susina

...or any place else you think I'm missing out on if I don't try.

Thanks!

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  1. Perfectly Sweet
    126 W. Main Street
    Alhambra, CA

    626-282-9400

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      1. re: Burger Boy

        cakery bakery in la canada (cakerybakery.net)
        i've had bday cakes from there - yum!

      2. our wedding cake was made by fantasy frostings. granted, that was in 2001, but it was excellent at the time and they've been in business for 35 years. from the site, it looks like they've received some press since then. i liked the owner immediately - she had a creative eye and told great stories. also, it's a woman-owned family business (think all the kids and grandkids making cakes), which i loved. we had new orleans spice ("a soft, lightly textured cake generously flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves with a gentle splash of brandy before baking. a soft cream mousse is the favored filling.") and it was incredible. she interpreted the design we wanted flawlessly, delivered without any problems and was - by far - the easiest vendor we worked with. (and we also tried hansen's and were not impressed.)

        fantasy frostings
        10050 mills avenue
        whittier 90604
        562.941.6266
        http://www.fantasyfrostings.com/

        1. I've heard good things about Layers -- in Sherman Oaks. This was a couple of years ago, not sure if they're still open, but I've heard they're good on taste and presentation.

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          1. re: Amuse Bouches

            We used Layers for our wedding and groom's cakes in April. INCREDIBLE! Taste, presentation, everything was exquisite. They book up pretty far in advance and the cost is pretty steep, but completely worth it.

            1. re: Amuse Bouches

              We got our wedding cake from Layers, and couldnt have been happier. Our guests were asking for 2nds! Janelle @ Layers took the time with us to help select the cake we wanted. The tasting was great and personal, and she came through on everything from the delivery, presentation, and great quality. I highly recommend Layers!

              1. re: ragazza

                Not to be a debbie downer, but Layers cost about $7.00 per person. I believe that is the starting price. I called and was disappoint because that out of my price range.

              2. re: Amuse Bouches

                I heard from an events person that Layers just expanded, so whereas before she always slightly hesitated recommending them, now she's wholeheartedly recommending them to brides. Good news for all!

              3. Susina has amazing tasting cakes. Their design is casual, not fussy. The berry blossom is very popular, but the best to me is the Italian Wedding cake - the Saint Honore.
                http://www.susinabakery.com/wedding_c...

                1. Me and my wife had ours done at Topozio's on La Cienega, and it was *way* beyond expectations. Unfortunately, they have closed without telling anyone. Does anyone know what happened?

                  Sweet Lady Jane is a pretty good alternative. I went to a wedding that had cake from there. Not as fancy looking as something Topozio's would have done, but pretty tasty.

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                  1. re: losfelizeater

                    From what I understand, Sweet Lady Jane does not deliver...so that's not an option for us.

                    Has anyone tried Jamaica's Cakes or any of the others on my list?

                    Thanks.

                    1. re: WestsideLisa

                      We had our wedding cake from Sweet Lady Jane and they DID deliver to the Biltmore in downtown L.A. it might have been $50 delivery and set up, but there was no problem with delivery! You might want to clarify that one.

                      We had the triple berry shortcake for our wedding and everyone thought it was to die for. Their "Princess" cake is delish as well, but skip the fondant icing :) But, no, they definitely deliver! :)

                    2. re: losfelizeater

                      We had Topozio's create our cake as well and it was spectacular and surprisingly, it was reasonably priced. It's unfortunate it closed so suddenly.

                      We checked our Cake Divas and they were second on our list after Topozio's.