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Need help finding a bakery that makes cakes like Ace of Cakes

Alx72 May 16, 2007 05:17 PM

My fiances birthday is on June 12th and I would like to get her a cake like the one they make on Ace of Cakes but nobody seems to know where I can go to get one around here. I live in Glendale but work in Beverly Hills. Can anyone please help me? Thank you for your time and help.

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    cupcake RE: Alx72 May 16, 2007 05:21 PM

    Can you tell us what you mean? I know cakes, but not Ace of Cakes.

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      Alx72 RE: cupcake May 16, 2007 05:24 PM

      sorry it is a show on Food Network and they makes these cool cakes covered with fondant in all these cool colors.

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      woofer RE: Alx72 May 16, 2007 05:30 PM

      cake and art in west hollywood

      1. Pei RE: Alx72 May 16, 2007 05:32 PM

        Cake Divas has some pretty crazy cakes on their website. I would think any wedding cake place that does fondant is worth asking, since they must do a lot of groom's cakes in various hobby-related shapes (baseballs, chess sets, team jerseys, etc.)

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          esculent RE: Alx72 May 16, 2007 06:58 PM

          with enough lead time, Hansen's can make just about anything into a cake. I hate to keep using this example (but it's the craziest thing i've done with them personally) but they created a cake for me that looked like the sorting hat from harry potter (totally three dimensional and towering). it wasn't cheap, but it was definitely memorable. I'd work out of the Beverly Hills showroom on S Beverly Drive (west side of street, just south of wilshire blvd.) as i find them to be the most receptive to creative ideas.

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            bubbles4me RE: Alx72 May 16, 2007 07:06 PM

            Rossmoor Pastries in Long Beach. They do all the cakes for Staples and they can make anything! I saw this giant Fear Factor cake they did where they made a guy with his face burried in a pile of bugs...ewww but very cool. Really nice people too.

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              torty RE: bubbles4me Oct 17, 2008 02:03 PM

              Second this. A friend did a wedding cake tasting there a few weeks ago and she was overwhelmed by the cakes they were working on. Among many was a baseball stadium with a giant baseball for Tommy Lasorda's b-day.

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              zoomchic RE: Alx72 May 16, 2007 09:28 PM

              Jamaicas Cakes are beautiful and she does use fondant. Pico, west of Sawtelle, right by San Francisco Saloon. I have been stopping in 3X a week and everything is yummy. Today I tried the Chocolate and Peanut Butter cake. Brilliant. Chocolate cake, peanut butter mousse, chocolate ganache.

              1. spinach RE: Alx72 May 16, 2007 09:35 PM

                "ace of cakes' is duff goldman's show on food tv. he and his partner cindy wolf own and operate Charm City Cakes in Baltimore MD.

                1. sharkgirl88 RE: Alx72 May 17, 2007 06:42 AM

                  This is waaay out of your area but it may be worth the drive to OC:


                  I've posted about them before and the owner has won several awards from the Food Network. They do custom sculptural work -- much like what Duff does on Ace of Cakes. I'm pretty sure they would deliver -- with the intricate details on their designs, I'd be nervous to transport any cake they make by myself!

                  Enjoy and hope your fiance has a blast :)

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                    stephend RE: sharkgirl88 Apr 9, 2008 02:10 AM

                    and WAY OUT OF most peoples price range.... yikes.

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                    Diana RE: Alx72 May 17, 2007 07:42 AM

                    Why would you want one of those? he uses so much styrofoam and wood, you end up getting very little edible cake fr your dollar. And he charges an arm and a leg.

                    Also, keep in mind, looking good is pretty, TASTING good is better!

                    Still, there are places that make actual edible cakes that can have a siimilar, sculpted look. Hansen's in Little Ethiopia or Tarzana do very cool sculpted cakes.


                    Right next to the Fairfax Hansen's is Regal Cakes. They also do nice sculpted cakes:

                    Helena Wirth doesn't sculpt cakes, but she makes them really gorgeous, and such fabulous flavor!
                    14042 Burbank Blvd
                    Sherman Oaks, CA
                    Phone: (818) 904-9566

                    Same for Cafe unforgettable cakes. No sculpting, but delicious.

                    Sugar, in Santa Barbara (not part of the LA board) does REALLY good sculpted cakes.

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                      SaltCod RE: Diana Mar 2, 2009 11:59 PM

                      Obviously, you haven't had Duff's styrofoam or wood. It's sublime. And he does something with PVC tubes that's, I don't know, it's just...it melts in your mouth. It's like he uses fleur de sel or doubles up on the Clabber Girl or something. Yum!

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                        Kate is always hungry RE: SaltCod Mar 3, 2009 10:27 PM


                    2. suzifiner RE: Alx72 Oct 17, 2008 08:36 AM

                      Honestly, Hansen's Cakes is the place to go. Ace of Cakes actually filmed an episode in the bakery when they came to Los Angeles. Full body scuptures, portraits, crazy scenes, whatever...check out the new blog to see what is going on daily there. The best part? The cake is actually delicious! Kosher dairy with gluten-free, vegan, and sugar-free options for those who need, Fondant is also an option decor-wise, though it never tastes as yummy as the butter creme (and the artists at Hansen's don't really need to use that easier medium, as they achieve the smooth fondant-look without it! I recommend popping in for a free sample!

                      Hansen's Cakes
                      193 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

                      Hansen's Cakes
                      1072 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019

                      Hansen's Cakes
                      18432 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana, CA 91356

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                        SIMIHOUND RE: suzifiner Oct 17, 2008 07:18 PM

                        Are you prepared to pay $1000.00 for a cake? YUP. I looked at the Charm City website and that is their minimum. In addition they are booked solid until the end of this year and many many weeks in 2010 including Xmas week. SURPRISE SURPRISE!!

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                          SIMIHOUND RE: SIMIHOUND Oct 17, 2008 09:38 PM

                          Sorry, I ment to say til the end of 2008, many weeks in 2009 and 2010.

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                        PD Girl RE: Alx72 Oct 17, 2008 09:51 PM

                        Since you work in Beverly Hills you might try Rosebud Cakes on Robertson. They made my Dad's 50th Birthday cake, my 16th Birthday cake and my wedding cake. They can do all kinds of cool stuff and their cakes are really tasty.

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                          LAChica RE: Alx72 Mar 2, 2009 06:35 PM

                          Violet's cakes
                          21 East Holly Street
                          Pasadena, CA 91103
                          phone: 626.395.9821
                          fax: 626.395.9571

                          I had one done for my daughters bday, which was safari themed... Amazing! very detailed with animals, vines, branches, and trees. It was more affordable considering what is out there.

                          the cakes are a little sweet, especially the frosting but you can change it.... I would suggest that.

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                            kproq323 RE: LAChica Mar 2, 2009 10:37 PM

                            Definitely Cake Art in WEHO. Had them do a custom crazy cake in the past and it was incredible. Love cake divas as well but Cake Art is really great with any airbrush style or fondant molding. It's one of their specialties.

                          2. SaltCod RE: Alx72 Mar 2, 2009 11:55 PM

                            I thought Charm City was opening a shop in LA. Did that not happen? If they are still doing it, you might be able get the real deal by June. Maybe?

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                              bulavinaka RE: Alx72 Mar 4, 2009 06:14 AM

                              Melody Brandon at Sweet and Saucy in the Long Beach area does some pretty amazing cakes.


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