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May 24, 2007 11:54 AM

Cake for 25th Anniversary - this weekend

I'm looking for the best bakery in LA. It's my aunt and uncle's 25th wedding anniversary and I want to get them something really special to celebrate. They love anything with fresh fruit. Ideas please!

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  1. not a superfan of sweet lady jane but she does do a really good triple berry cake.

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    1. re: woofer

      I love Jamaica's Cakes! She made the most delicious cake for my Aunt. Her pastries/cookies/other goodies are also to-die-for!

      Jamaica's Cakes
      11511 W. Pico Blvd (Between Barrington and Sawtelle)
      West Los Angeles, CA 90064

      open Tuesday-Saturday: 8:30AM-6:00PM
      closed Sunday and Monday

      1. re: KaceyLaine

        oh wow, her cakes look beautiful on the website! Thanks for the rec

        1. re: KaceyLaine

          I'm going to check this place out. Do they sell cake by the slice?? Do they have tea/coffee?

          I'd go there any day over SLJ, why anyone is still suggesting SLJ is beyond me...didn't you read the thread on that dump!

          1. re: hazelnutty

            They do sell cakes by the slice, coffee, etc. Everything I've ever tried is DELISH! Her brownies and little tarts are especially fantastic. Also, Jamaica is super sweet.

            1. re: KaceyLaine

              I called over there and they do sell it by the slice, but they don't have seating. It's all to go. That's fine. I'll probably try it this weekend.

        2. re: woofer

          I second Sweet Lady Jane. Best cake I've ever had.
          They also have amazing cupcakes btw.

          On the cheap side, I honestly really like all the berry pies from Dupar's.

          1. re: LisaStitch

            I refuse to put up with the attitude at SLJ,,Have been to Jamaica Cakes...pretty darn good!!

        3. Sweet Lady Jane's triple berry cake is special but pricey. My family won't let me come over for Christmas dinner unless I bring this cake. I'm not kidding. If you want something a little sweeter try a red velvet cake, Buttercake Bakery on Pico near Overland makes a lovely one.

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          1. re: js76wisco

            I just converted my friend's family from SLJ to Susina's Berry Blossom cake. Basically, if you want cakes a little less sweet and lighter/fluffier, try Susina. It's also cheaper for the same size, and there are smaller and larger sizes to choose among to better suit your needs each time. Staff is friendly as all get out, and my friend's dad commented that the fancy white gift box with ribbon was much more presentable than normal flimsy bakery boxes. The same dad ate a quarter of the 11" cake in one sitting. If that's not an endorsement, I don't know what is.

          2. One of my favorite places to buy birthday cake is Diamond Bakery in Monterey Park. Always has the best selections of fresh fruit. The quality of the cake is also stellar. Since it is a Chinese bakery the cake tends to not be as sweet as more Westernized bakery. It's more light and fluffy with great fillings.. including pudding, mousse, etc. My favorite cake there is their mango cake. Sure to be hit! They also have incredible fruit tarts there.

            Diamond Bakery
            3 reviews - Review Diamond Bakery
            (626) 289-5172
            744 W Garvey Ave
            Monterey Park, California 91754

            1. How about a fresh fruit tart from Porto's? I see you're on short notice, and that's an item they have ready for walk-in business.

              1. You might consider the fruit and cream cake from Susina. High quality and more reasonable than some other options, including SLJ. $35