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Red Velvet Cake in W. L.A. ?

vewyfunny Apr 11, 2008 08:09 PM

I've searched the site and found many posts, but cannot find the few places in W. L.A. or Brentwood that have the most perfect red velvet cake. Your recs are greatly appreciated...

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    yoginla RE: vewyfunny Apr 11, 2008 10:06 PM

    I went to Louise's on Pico/Overland last night and noticed red velvet cake on the dessert tray -- looked pretty good but I didn't have a slice.

    1. PinotPlease RE: vewyfunny Apr 12, 2008 10:38 AM

      My S.O. got me red velvet cake for last year's birthday from Bluebird Cafe. It was so tender and the cream cheese icing was just so right! I recommend it VERY highly. Actually, my birthday is coming up again soon...mmmmm!
      Here's the website:

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        yoginla RE: PinotPlease Apr 12, 2008 11:28 AM

        I forgot about Bluebird! I love their cupcakes, much more than Sprinkles.

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        ExtraCheesePlease RE: vewyfunny Apr 12, 2008 10:48 AM

        My office received some red velvet cupcakes from Suziecakes in Brentwood and they were incredible. I believe they do sheet cakes as well.

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          JackonCrack RE: ExtraCheesePlease Apr 12, 2008 11:22 AM

          I second Susie Cakes!


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            recovering_vegetarian RE: JackonCrack Apr 12, 2008 02:54 PM

            Third Susiecakes. Their red velvet cupcakes are my absolute favorite, and you can get larger cakes in various sizes.

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              a_and_w RE: JackonCrack Apr 13, 2008 10:03 AM

              Your link has an extra "!" at the end.


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            50sGuy RE: vewyfunny Apr 12, 2008 10:48 AM

            Sprinkles Cupcakes in Beverly Hills has folks lined up around the block to buy their red velvet cupcakes. Not bad at all.

            1. PommeDeGuerre RE: vewyfunny Apr 12, 2008 11:11 AM

              If you like Devil's Food, try Sprinkles, but if you want Red Velvet, go somewhere else. Far too strong a chocolate taste and lacking strength of the buttermilk and vinegar components.

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                fdb RE: vewyfunny Apr 12, 2008 02:29 PM

                Jamaica's Cakes on Pico in W.L.A. makes very good red velvet cupcakes. They do wedding cakes, so may be able to make you a sheet cake if that's what you are looking for.

                Jamaica's Cakes
                11511 West Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

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                  theMeek RE: vewyfunny Apr 13, 2008 04:38 PM

                  The Red Velvet cake at Doughboys is the best Red Velvet cake I have ever had. My friends agree. http://www.doughboys.net/

                  Of course, if you want a cupcake rather than a cake cake, there are the previously mentioned options such as Bluebird Cafe (which I am also eager to try). But, I would definitely recommend Doughboys over Sprinkles any day.

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                    JackonCrack RE: theMeek Apr 14, 2008 12:34 AM

                    Doughboys is SO hit and miss now with their baked goods.

                    There's something to be said for consistency, and it seems like ever since they got their "Oprah rave" it's been more off days than on...

                  2. Schweinhaxen RE: vewyfunny Apr 13, 2008 06:10 PM

                    There is no other substitute other than Buttercake Bakery on Pico near the Westside Pavilion. Order one the evening prior to pick up and request that they make one the following morning. I vouch for this place.

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                      frenchdisco RE: vewyfunny Apr 13, 2008 08:49 PM

                      For Red Velvet cake, I can highly recommend Bluebird, like many of the previous posts. BUT I would also recommend taking a gander at the cake at Al Gelato on Robertson in Beverly Hills. The BIG bonus is that you can get it A LA MODE with some rocking gelato to boot. Get thee there ASAP!

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