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Good bakeries in SFV for birthday cake

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I'm looking for a bakery in the SFV that has a good two layer chocolate birthday cake

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  1. I like Leeda's on Ventura in Sherman oaks. Yes, they are famous for cupcakes...but they also do regular cakes.

    I also find that My cakes Bakery is very good.

    Porto's in Burbank or Glendale is yummy.

    Frankly, the best brithday cake I had recently was from the Victor benes bakery found in the Encino Gelson's. Rich, yummy, moist and delicious.

    1. there's a hanson's cakes on ventura - not sure in what city but it's west of the 405. I have had cakes from portos bakery (burbank branch) and they are pretty good. They do have a chocolate option but I have never eaten it. I agree with the previous poster about the Victor benes bakery -- that's where I have recently gotten all my cakes, and the truffle and the raspberry truffle are both delicious (I am very picky about my chocolate cakes).

      1. Bea's Bakery in Tarzana makes some good cakes.

        1. Oh yes, Bea's Bakery. Nothing gourmet or fancy, just excellent basic birthday cakes. Also pretty good black and white cookies for outside NY (but that's a whole other thread).

          1. I second Leda's or Viktor Bene's at Gelsons. I'll also add Pluskos, in Canoga Park, for their lovely whipped cream cakes. It's been a while since I had one, but I've thought about them often. Chocolate cake with bananas and vanilla custard and whipped cream, or white cake with champagne custard and whipped cream. Mmm! But they don't hold well because of the cream. No outdoors-hot-summer.

            1. I like Porto's. Don't know about their chocolate specifically, but they have a ton of variety, and most, if not all, are available by the slice for pre-tasting.

              1. Bea's Bakery, or Porto's (two branches, one at Brand near California in Glendale, one at Magnolia and Hollywood Way in Burbank).

                1. Pastries by Edie in Canoga Park on Sherman Way/Remmet