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Sep 28, 2006 10:08 PM

Susie Cakes in Brentwood

I remember reading somewhere on here that this Susie Cakes in Brentwood is worth trying, so I did last night. And, I don't think this place is good at all.

Walking inside and looking at the display case somewhat reminds me of the bakery case at a grocery store, and not a specialty baked goods place.

They sell cakes (carrot and red velvet), cookies, cupcakes, lemon squares, and three kinds of pudding.

The counter person didn't seem too committed to giving opinions of what they do particularly well, so my buddy and I tried a piece of cake, a cookie, a lemon square, and a bowl of butterscotch pudding.

None of the items were anything extraordinary, and for me, bordered not-so-good. I was especially disappointed in the pudding, as it tasted somewhat old. Kind of like how something tastes after it had been refrigerated too long.

The red velvet was perhaps the best thing (not saying much) that we had there. But, for cakes, I think Sweet Lady Janes does a much better job.

I guess we will see how this place does. But, I wouldn't waste calories on any of their stuff.

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  1. I agree. I thought it was a great disappointment and overpriced. I bought the whoppie pie (cookie) and I was shocked that it was $5.00. Not worth the money. I can never understand why Los Angeles doesn't have decent bakeries like New York, Chicago and San Francisco.

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    1. I like SusieCakes because it offers sweet selections that are harder to find, like whoopie pies and the icebox. They're also very generous with the frosting-filled cupcakes.

      Of course, it cannot compare to the cupcakes at Bluebird, or the cookies at Surfas or City Bakery, and not to mention the cakes at Susina or Sweet Lady Jane. Nonetheless, it has a solidly sweet stake on San Vicenti, which has a dearth of really good bakeries.

      1. $5.00 for a whoopie pie?? I'm usually not shocked at prices and didn't bat an eye at $3.25/cupcake at Sprinkles, but $5.00 seems a bit outrageous.

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        1. re: emily

          Yep, the whoopie pie is large enough for two people whereas the Sprinkles cupcake can only be hoarded by one.

        2. the Whoopie Pie is pretty big, though. Try the chocolate cupcakes and cake. The chocolate cake is soft, fluffy, and very moist.