BEST CAKE SHOP IN LA
g'day, i have a serious sweet tooth any ideas on the best place for a cake in LA?
Put cake into the search box, it's one of the most excessantly-talked-about subjects on the L.A. board.
I too have a massive sweet tooth.
I really like Susina, but only for specific items.
The "bear cake" (chocolate cake), berry cake, bread pudding, fruit tarts, cream pies, breakfast pastries/croissants and tiny Italian cookies are all excellent. And if you order in advance the St Honore is great! I find their pies, linzer torte and regular big cookies(choco.chip, oatmeal) and brownies very disappointing and too sweet.
There is also Boule, Jin Patisserie, Almandine, Europane which are all very good-depends what you are looking for.
I find the desserts at Sweet Lady Jane's over-rated, overly sweet and sloppy. However, the cheese puffs are good.
I LOVE Susina... for the seating and selection. Last time we went we had the key lime pie. The curd was not as tart as I would have liked, but the texture was SOO velvety. SO had the Carrot Cake. The frosting was GOOD. So tangy, yet light. It had THIN layers which meant it was missing raisins (Which SO was dispointed about) but the texture was absolutely, again, to die for. So moist, almost like a bed pudding.
Ditto on Sweet Lady Jane being overrated (I actually like it there more for the pastries than the cakes, and service is mediocre)
Susina's get my vote for cakes -- though Cafe Vanille (in San Marino & Rowland Heights) is a close runner-up, and definitely an easier drive from where I live (SG Valley)
If you like sweet Sweet Lady Jane is awesome.
Something objectively too rich is one thing but better sweet than "artsy" and not sweet enough as far as I'm concerned.
Al Gelato for pumpkin or lemon pie.
There is a new place in West LA that I had an awesome cake from last week - Jamaica's Cakes. We had the "Chocolate Overload" cake, it was a huge hit at a birthday gathering. If you like good dark chocolate, this is a great fix for the craving!
She has a beautiful portfolio of all types of wedding and special occaision cakes. Very nice work.
11511 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
West of Sawtelle, east of Barrington on north side of street.
The place is a small storefront but there are a couple of tables to have a bit of something sweet there!
if you're into chocolate, my favorite is this place on sawtelle called mousse fantasy. it's got the BEST chocolate-moussey cake, and i'm not even into mousse. been eating that cake since i was a baby. it's perfectly light, not too sweet, and has these great little shavings on the top.
Perfectly Sweet in Alhambra on Main Street. Have only tried one of their chocolate cakes.. was very rich. Their creme brulee and other small desserts are AMAZING.