Need help finding a bakery that makes cakes like Ace of Cakes
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.
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.)
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.
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.
"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.
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 :)
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.
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.
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!
193 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
1072 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019
18432 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana, CA 91356
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.
21 East Holly Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
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.
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?