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Aug 24, 2007 09:32 AM

You know that show Ace of Cakes on the Food Network?

Does anyone know where I can go in LA where I can design my own cake like they do on the show? They use a lot of fondant over their cakes and I like how they can make them look kind of cartoon-y...

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    You might want to try Hansen's Cakes on Fairfax.
    1072 S Fairfax Ave
    Los Angeles, CA 90019-4401
    Phone: (323) 936-5527

    btw--i hate that show....sorry!!!

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    1. re: GingkoCat

      Oh, I've only seen it a couple of times. They're cakes are cool, but I can't believe there's a whole series on it. I was just looking at the Charm City Cakes website...and cakes start at $500! Yikes.

      1. re: jessisthebest11

        Hahaha...thats why my sister is studying to become a pastry she can make $500+ cakes!

        1. re: GingkoCat

          Well good luck to her. I think it all depends. My brother in law was "executive pastry chef" at Drago and he was not making very much at all. I think he could have made more flipping burgers at In and Out.

    2. Not even the "Ace of Cakes" lets his customers design their own. They give him a theme and HE designs it.

      Try Hansens or Cake Divas.

      Hansen's is your best bet, I think. On Fairfax, there is another bakery RIGHT NEXT to hansen's that can do similar work, but I forget the name.

      Actually, I know a guy who does it as a hobby, lemme see if I can get him to do it and give you a contact. You would, of course, have to pay him.

      Seriously, the Charm City cakes are priced per industry standard. You're looking pretty much at a cake costing at least $350 if not more. Trust me, I've looked into it myself.

      1. There is a place in Sherman Oaks on Ventura called Memorable Cakes that does cakes designed to look like wrapped gift boxes, etc. Theres also another place on Ventura Bl. east of there on the South side of the street that does pretty elabroate cakes, sorry I don't know the name.

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        1. re: bosanova99

          That would be Hansen's branch in the Valley.

          1. re: bosanova99

            Is it Memorable or Unforgettable Cakes... I thought it was the latter. Second the rec for Cake Divas.

          2. Rosebud Cakes in Beverly Hills makes really cool looking cakes. The person who owns it was on one of those cake challenges on the Food Network (it was an Elvis cake competition).

            1. There is a cake decorating store in Canoga Park you might be interested in. They have every conceivable decorating supply and also have classes. IIt's called Kake Kreations and is at 21851 Sherman Way, one block east of Topanga Canyon on a northeast corner. Website is