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need special childrens birthday cake

macbeth1 Mar 5, 2007 03:07 PM

Desperately seeking bakery who does a nice chocolate cake with Star Wars theme and decorations. A 6 year old will settle for nothing less. Bakery in West Los Angeles or anywhere west of La Brea.

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    dtud Mar 5, 2007 04:19 PM

    hansen's cakes does all kind of whacky shapes/pictures, etc. they have several - the one i've been to is on fairfax in little ethiopia. also - the cake is delicious!


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    1. re: dtud
      esculent Mar 6, 2007 08:40 AM

      Hansen's is a great suggestion. They have showrooms in Beverly Hills and Tarzana as well. Personally, I always go through the Beverly Hills store. I once had them turn a cake into the Harry Potter sorting hat. If you have some lead time, you can really create something spectacular.

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      writergirl Mar 5, 2007 04:21 PM

      Hansens (or is it Hansons?) on Fairfax in Little Ethiopia does customized cakes that look impressive. I don't think they're the best tasting in the world though. You can probably get a sample, and see if the taste is up to par for you.

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        bite bite Mar 5, 2007 04:25 PM

        Sweet Lady Jane will do a customized cake for you if you get them the image you want ahead of time -- they need lead tiime though. Can't remember how much.

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          maudies5 Mar 5, 2007 04:28 PM

          SusieCakes makes great-looking and delicious birthday cakes for kids. I have seen some great theme cakes in the display case and in their catalogue

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            macbeth1 Mar 5, 2007 04:36 PM

            Where is SusieCakes located? And thanks for all the suggestions

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            luvgrub Mar 5, 2007 05:06 PM

            my son wanted the same thing! but cupcakes. i made them (choc frosting w/ star shaped sprinkles) & got star wars character rings from gloria's cake supply on sawtelle.
            and for his 5th b-day party, i got a cake from costco, bought some cool star wars figurines at puzzle zoo on the promenade, and he was THRILLED!

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            1. re: luvgrub
              bulavinaka Mar 6, 2007 07:55 PM

              I've heard great things as well about Gloria's Cake Supply as well. They used to have limited store hours, so it's probably best to call ahead if you're going.

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              mrpullings Mar 5, 2007 08:02 PM

              Hansens is great - but really pricey - a fully loaded cake can cost approx $200 (not joking on this) depending on size - But they can literally make anything you want, decorated as elaborately or simply as you'd like.

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                TracyS Mar 6, 2007 09:04 AM

                I'm constantly suggesting Junior's Bakery near the Westside Pavilion. They do great cakes, and while my favorite is the plain round Brown Derby cake, they have a huge catalogue of themed/children cakes and I'm sure they'd be able to whip something like this up. Another plus - their cakes are very reasonably priced.

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                  coco puff Mar 6, 2007 09:27 AM

                  try Emil's in WLA in the shopping center by Vons at Barry and Santa Monica Blvd.

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                    tigercactus Mar 6, 2007 09:42 AM

                    what about one of the victor benes bakeries? In alot of gelsons (and I think in the san vicente market). They have a whole book of options that you can choose to decorate the cake (my daughter specified a crocodile and they did one with a crocodile & plastic trees...). Cute, and delicious. And not as expensive as Hansens.

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                      bulavinaka Mar 6, 2007 07:59 PM

                      Victor Benes can do just about any request that you have, but they can be a bit expensive - at least for a kid's cake - depending on what kind of decoration you ask for. If you want some serious airbrush work or photo transfer on the cake, you're talking $65 to $80 for a cake - I think 1/4 sheet. For that money, you could probably go to Angel Maid and something much larger with lots of swag.

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                      Snoopy Mar 6, 2007 09:44 AM

                      I'd go Hansen's. I got a baby shower cake there earlier this year that was shaped like two baby booties. It was about $120 and was HUGE (actually way too much cake). Everyone raved about it. Go check out their books or the showroom on Fairfax. For novelty type cakes, I think they are great -- once got my husband a cake in the shape of basketball and a friend got her kid a cake that was T-Rex (amazing).

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                        Wes Mar 6, 2007 11:21 AM

                        Costco does really good custom cakes. My granddaughter's birthday had a sponge bob square pants cake

                        Looked great and was a real tasty moist cake.

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                          melondra Mar 6, 2007 08:15 PM

                          The Cake Divas on Venice Bl. & Clarington create magnificent cakes in any design or flavor imaginable. I've ordered many cakes over the years from them for myriad occasions and people go crazy for them, They'll also create a "take home and taste" package for you to sample their fillings and cakes.

                          1. wowimadog Mar 6, 2007 09:20 PM

                            not sure if this meets your geographic requirement, but their cakes (and backstory!) are fantastic: http://www.fantasyfrostings.com/

                            they provided our wedding cake which was absolutely perfect.

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