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Aug 9, 2007 11:25 PM


A friend of mine is having a baby shower and wants to have cupcakes for about 40 people. Can anyone recommend a bakery in the south los angeles/gardena/torrance area that would be good? Any help would be well appreciated.

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  1. Very high quality and very reasonable prices at Bake 'n Broil. Maybe have breakfast or lunch when you pick them up. For 40 cupcakes you better call them and ask how much advance notice they need. From gardena/torrance take the 405 toward Long Beach. Pass the 710 and exit at Atlantic and then go north.

    Jongeward's Bake 'n Broil (Maybe the best place to eat in town. Breakfast, Chicken Fried Steak, Pot pie, Burgers, Moist Red Velvet, chocolate and other cupcakes, sticky buns, Cakes - Red Velvet, and Pies– Banana Cream and more are so good! )
    3697 Atlantic Ave (North of 405 just a few blocks – corner of 37th st.)
    Long Beach, CA 90807
    (562) 595-0396

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    1. re: JeetJet

      I agree that Jongeward's Bake 'n Broil is wonderful! I love the breakfests, burgers, CFS and ALL the cakes and pies! I notice that you mentioned both Red Velvet Cupcakes and Cake, I've only had the cake here and it is wonderful. If you haven't yet tried it, you MUST try the Blue Velvet Cake (with fresh blueberries in the icing) at MILK, maybe with a scoop of their Blueberry Ice Cream! Heaven!

      7290 Beverly Blvd.
      Los Angeles, CA 90036

      1. re: sel

        Ya, that Blue Velvet cake at MILK is great. My daughter-in-law loves it more than any other. We have had it a few times and it is always perfect and very miost. Next year for our family party on the 4th of July, I intend to get a Red Velvet Cake from Bake 'n Broil, A Blue Velvet Cake from Milk and a white cake -- Red, White, and Blue. The great part about going to these two places is you get to havie a meal at the same time that you pick-up your cakes. The best thing about the Cupcakes at Bake 'n Broil is that the quality is just as good as the popular high over priced places but the prices are reasonable.

    2. Go a little more west and get some from Susiecakes (Brentwood) or mini-cupcakes at Vanilla (Santa Monica).

      1. A little out of your area--but Auntie Em''s in Eagle Rock. Regular sized and minis!

        1. Try Buttercake Bakery! They have delicious, "homemade" treats...not only do their cupcakes come in the regular cupcake size, but they have adorable minis as well. Check it out on their website:

          1. Torrance Bakery is supposed to be great in that area and the prices are much cheaper than Vanilla Bake Shop, Sprinkles, Susiecakes etc. However, I haven't had one of their cupcakes, so I can't say how it would compare in taste. It looks like they have two locations (torrance and gardena).


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            1. re: cata

              Skp the Torrance bakery. Their baked goods are nothing special, and I've been disappointed with the items we've tried over the years. Their best feature is their lunch counter. Good sandwiches, decent salads and soups. I haven't tried their hot dishes. A sandwich on the bread of the day comes w/ chips and a couple of cookies, and will only set you back about $6.