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Velvet Cake

guavaconfiture Feb 21, 2007 08:03 PM

I need help[,I am looking for a place where I can get a velvet cake for my sister's birthday in the westside
Thank you for your answers

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    chowmominLA Feb 21, 2007 08:05 PM

    do a search for velvet cake, and you'll find like 2,863 threads on it just from last week alone :0)

    And, Doughboy's.

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      CityGuider Feb 25, 2007 03:07 PM

      Check out SusieCakes in Brentwood....they're southern Red Velvet Cake is pretty unbelievable.

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        suebaru Mar 2, 2007 08:47 AM

        I tried a slice of SusieCakes' red velvet cake on Monday. While nicely moist, the cake has no chocolate flavor and tasted like a white cake dyed red.

        The cake and the cream cheese buttercream were very sweet, to me at least. I had my teeth cleaned that day, and I thought I'd get a cavity from eating it. That cake definitely needs a cup of milk to accompany it.

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        hungrygirl106 Feb 25, 2007 03:11 PM

        Here's the most recent thread: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/372979

        I stand by my support of the red velvet cupcakes at Sprinkles and Toast. (We took our friends who were visiting from New York on a cupcake tour of LA last week, and those took top honors.)

        1. meganinlosfeliz Mar 1, 2007 12:46 PM

          I tried Doughboys yesterday and am NOT a fan. To me, the cake was not moist, it was damp. Weird. Also, the cake did not have much flavor. I threw most of it away. Maybe it was from a bum batch, but I definitely will not be trying it again. I do really like Auntie Em's, as well as Susiecakes. To be honest, I even prefer Sprinkles to Doughboys (though it would fall after Auntie Em's and Susiecakes).

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            lillizkat Mar 2, 2007 01:23 AM

            Same experience for me. Cupcake was way to moist at the bottom. Not much taste to the cake itself. However, I totally tasted the cream cheese in the frosting, which is a definite plus for me. Since I couldn't finish it, I put it in the fridge till the next day, and that took care of it being too moist at the bottom. Still, flavor was lacking...

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            kevin Mar 2, 2007 09:51 AM

            Le Cupcake at the santa monica main place mall is actually pretty good (if you're there and hankering for a cupcake, much better than sprinkles and a tad bit easier on the wallet.)

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