Famous Amandine Patisserie
Does this bakery sell cakes? Not slices, but whole cakes, like for a birthday or celebration. I've heard splendid reviews for this bakery but since it's too far from my house, I can only search for pictures online. To my disappointment, there are not any!!! Could anyone tell me what kind of cakes they sell and about how much they cost?!!
They do sell cakes, though I haven't had them. I will say that I'm not generally a fan of the desserts I've tried. I personally would rather eat one of their transcendent breakfast pastries for dessert. BTW, call before you go because I saw a sign yesterday that they'll be closed soon for renovations.
I'm not sure where you live, but if you're looking for the relative lightness of Japanese-style cakes that are light and not so sweet, you might try Angel Maid in Mar Vista. If you're willing to got to Lomita, there's Patisserie Chantilly - they're probably a couple steps fancier than Angel Maid. And I have yet to try this next rec but Vanille de Patisserie in Gardena has gotten some huge thumbs-ups from some posters including Liu, whose flavor palate for such things is first rate.
Vanille de Patisserie
1610 W. Redondo Beach Blvd.
Gardena, CA 90247
2383 Lomita Blvd., #104, Lomita, CA 90717
Angel Maid Bakery
4538 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA
bulavinaka...oh, MY! I am so blushing...
Such a compliment coming from you is pure joy!
Today, we stopped into Three Square Bakery on Abbot Kinney in Venice for an afternoon sweet; bulavinaka, don't you work in this neighborhood? It is our second time there on the bakery side; the first time we shared their blueberry tart and this time we tried their brownie and apple tartlet. Everything we have had there has been extraordinarily delicious! However, I don't think they have whole cakes that the original poster is looking for.
Hi liu... Yep - I work in the neighborhood and go to 3 Square much much much too often. It's a very bad place to go if you're hungry. The sweet end of the counter is tempting enough, but when you look down toward the cash register and see all the pretzel bread items smothered in cheese and bacon, the temptation of both savory and sweet madness is pretty disasterous on one's will power. One can easily rationalize a multi-thousand calorie meal just by going down the line and randomly picking a handful of items. I had a nice flatbread with sauerkraut, ham and a little fennel seed the other day that confirmed in my mind that 3 Square can take just about anything and turn it into shear bliss.