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Need Westside Bakery that does Theme Cakes

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Sleepyquan Apr 27, 2007 12:05 PM

My friend wants to get her husband a cake shaped like a phonebooth for his birthday. Does anyone know of any Westside bakeries that do this? I've searched and found bakeries, but nothing that mentions theme cakes. Thanks!

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    WestsideLisa RE: Sleepyquan Apr 27, 2007 01:34 PM

    Rosebud in Beverly Hills could definitely do it. I had them do a Fenway Park groom's cake, and it was fantastic!

    www.rosebudcakes.com

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      bulavinaka RE: Sleepyquan Apr 27, 2007 01:53 PM

      I have seen many bakeries' catalogs that include lots of theme cakes. Victor Benes does this, but at a premium. Angel Maid on Centinela in Mar Vista does this as well. They're not cheap - I would consider them mid-range - but I would strongly assume that if you brought in some kind of image and talked with them, gave the approx. dimensions or had them suggest some, you'd walk out satisfied. In general, Angel Maid has very light cakes, both in texture and flavor. I don't know if this suits your friends.

      Angel Maid Bakery
      4538 S. Centinela Ave
      LA, CA 90066
      310-915-2078

      Another place that I've taken a recent liking to is Buttercake, a tiny bakery on Pico in West LA/Rancho Park (thank you, Pei). For shear quality of their cakes (they're known for their cupcakes as well), they are very good. I don't know if they do theme cakes, but if I were to have one of their creations in a theme cake, this would make me delirious.

      Buttercake Bakery
      10595 W. Pico blvd
      LA, CA 90064
      310-470-6770

      Hansen's Cakes on Fairfax has had a long-standing reputation for theme cakes as well. I personally have never had their cakes but they have been around for quite a while.
      Hansen's Cakes
      1072 Fairfax Ave
      LA, CA 90019
      323-936-4332

      I'm far from an expert to consult on this, but considering that you're talking about a cake with potentially several layers on the scale of a miniature multi-story building, there might be structural considerations to ponder over - both in creating as well as transporting this cake. Most cakes on this scale are tiered, where the individual layer cakes are supported by piers - I would guess this particular one wouldn't. Some things to think about? Good luck!

      1. bigtums RE: Sleepyquan Apr 27, 2007 06:17 PM

        I used "Cake Divas" to make my husband's groom's cake that was in the shape of a car, a Subaru STI. I had them make it out of their carrot cake and people loved it.

        http://www.cakedivas.com/

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          Food622 RE: bigtums Apr 27, 2007 06:25 PM

          We use cake divas all the time. We needed a trout cake for a rehearsal dinner. The cake was wonderful, and it looked exactly like a rainbow trout.

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