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Feb 9, 2007 09:09 AM


I need to get my hands on the best red velvet cake made in the Los Angeles metropolitan area for my girlfriend's birthday in a few weeks. I want it to be the most amazing thing she's ever tasted and be enough to feed 6 people. Thanks x 1 million!!!

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  1. Bluebird Cafe in Culver City:
    I've tried most of their cakes, and they are all absolutely delicious! The Red Velvet is a standout and they are "famous" for it. Moist, light, perfect cream cheese frosting. If you have time to do a taste test, they make red velvet cupcakes.

    1. Highly recommend Buttercake on Pico Blvd., it is phenomenal. Cream cheese frosting, and typically when order it you receive it warm.

      1. Doughboys on 3rd has a pretty amazing red velvet cake. Not sure if they sell an entire cake though - check it out.

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        1. re: mrpullings

          These all sound great! My girlfriend is a big fan of the Doughboys red velvet cake, but alas they don't sell an entire cake!

          1. re: FOODCORE

            Bluebird is calling out to her... :)

            1. re: slacker

              Actually, I think it's calling out to *me*, since my girlfriend's birthday is ALSO in a few weeks, and I pretty much never leave Culver City anymore....It's WAY too much effort for me to schlep up to Third Street these days (and I can't deal with that "scene" anymore....)

              Thanks for the Bluebird tip :)

              1. re: Neely_Ohara

                I can't deal with pretty much the whole westside. :) It's not possible to just pop in anywhere because it would require circling for an hour looking for a parking space and by that time I feel so harrassed I don't feel like popping in anywhere anymore. Culver City, however, is a great little town.
                And big fat food grosses me out, so by definition Doughboys grosses me out.

                1. re: slacker

                  i tried the cupcake at bake n broil for the first time last week and it was great! went back the next day for more.

                  the red velvet bundts at Kiss My Bundt is also awesome! lots of yummy frosting

            2. re: FOODCORE

              That's odd because I ate a Doughboys red velvet cake at a friend's house about 6 months ago. Unless I am the victim of some red velvet conspiracy, I swear the box was from Doughboys and the cake was certainly good enough to be from Doughboys.

            3. re: mrpullings

              Highly recommend the red velvet from Doughboys, dense, rich, and moist. I want one right now just thinking about it. And yes they do whole cakes, I've had one before.

            4. Coldstone Creamery makes an awesome ice cream variation of Red Velvet Cake called Strawberry Passion

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              1. re: emmstar

                I had this two year's ago...not knowing it was a red velvet cake that was was so delicious!

              2. Auntie Em's in Eagle Rock also has great red velvet - try one of the cupcakes first to see if it's to your liking. Decorations on their full cakes tend to be spare though - usually looking slightly better than a home made cake - but really good none the less.