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Cupcakes (Eastside) that don't cost a fortune?

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L.A.Hound Jan 19, 2007 07:05 PM

I'm looking for a place where I can order a couple dozen cupcakes, and I don't have to spend a small fortune. I would prefer to spend under $2/per cupcake, and would love a place that gives a volume discount. They do not have to be fancy or decorated, just moist and tasty. Thanks!

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    teach RE: L.A.Hound Jan 19, 2007 07:48 PM

    I tentatively offer up Yummy Cupcakes on Magnolia in Burbank. I say tentatively because I believe their prices are $2.50-3.00 per cupcake and while their flavors are inventive, sometimes the cakes themselves are a bit too sugary. It might be worth checking out.

    On another note, Porto's doesn't do cupcakes do they?

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      cjla RE: teach Jan 20, 2007 12:09 AM

      Porto's does do cupcakes, although I've never tried them. In Glendale, they're only available on the bakery side, and I only remember seeing chocolate and vanilla.

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        lotta_cox RE: teach Jan 21, 2007 05:06 PM

        i love yummy cupcakes, and have used them for several events to huge eater's satisfaction.

      2. The Oracle RE: L.A.Hound Jan 19, 2007 09:38 PM

        nope, never seen a cupcake at porto's... but there are so many other yummy options, it doesn't seem like such a loss.

        1. The Oracle RE: L.A.Hound Jan 19, 2007 09:39 PM

          My vote is of Violet's on Holly St (Pasadena)... although, my experience is they don't keep very well. Enjoy on site or within a few hours, if you can! $2.50/each -- I'd call and ask if they'd give you a discount. The owner is VERY nice.

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            sambrown3 RE: L.A.Hound Jan 19, 2007 11:04 PM

            Get the mini's at Auntie Em's-1.25 a peice, about 2 or 3 bites.

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              Muskrat RE: L.A.Hound Jan 20, 2007 02:28 AM

              Interesting concepts of "eastside"...

              1. Pei RE: L.A.Hound Jan 20, 2007 04:13 AM

                Looking at the locations and prices listed above, I'd call a Whole Foods and see what they can do. They have large, very elaborately decorated cupcakes that don't taste half bad. A little on the sweet side, but solid.

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                  french roast RE: L.A.Hound Jan 21, 2007 07:27 AM

                  If you have to resort to store bought, go to Trader Joe's. Try the little 4 pack, chocolate or vanilla, in the bakery section. They're way better than any store bough ones I've ever had. But go early in the day, or they'll be gone.

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                    Blakekitty RE: L.A.Hound Jan 21, 2007 05:55 PM

                    Delilah's Bakery just reopend today on Echo Park Avenue...hear they have a good selection of cupcakes.

                    1. Skunk2Racer RE: L.A.Hound Jan 21, 2007 06:40 PM

                      I Think LA MASCOTA Bakery on Whitter Blvd has cup cakes. They are just a few blocks past SOTO on the north side of the street. Make sure you try their Chicken Tamales or other tamales..... YUMMY! their pan Dulce is half bad either...... Make sure you cross the street to Johnnys Shrimp Boat and try the Chinese Style fried shrimp mad by Latino Cooks with the Korean owner..... LOL Just eat it!

                      1. yinyangdi RE: L.A.Hound Jan 22, 2007 10:57 PM

                        hmm, I don’t see cupcakes on its menu (maybe you can special order?), but what about:

                        Cakewalk
                        1326 E 1st Street
                        Los Angeles, CA 90033

                        Monday-Friday from 8am- 2:30pm
                        Phone: 323-261-0852
                        Email: dking@debrakingcakes.com
                        URL: http://www.cakewalkbakery.net/about.html

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                          vfcastro RE: L.A.Hound Jan 22, 2007 11:00 PM

                          Delilah Bakery is fabulous! Just went yesterday and everything was delicious!
                          Phone: 213/975-9400
                          URL: http://www.delilahbakery.com/

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