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Jul 9, 2008 09:15 PM


I am looking for a bakery in the LA area which sells cupcakes. It is for my wedding this Dec. I would like to serve small cupcakes for desert. Any suggestions? P.S. they have to taste really good :-)

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    1. re: Maxmillion

      I've gone through extensive tastings of cupcakes all over, and Leda's stands as my favorite. (Although I can't say I'm fond of their red velvet.) They use butter cream instead of icing.

      1. re: Maxmillion

        Third Leda's

        They are the best.

        Here's Ledette's (she's the owner) site:

        1. re: Maxmillion

          *** Leda’s Bake Shop has new opening hours.

          After observing recent business trends, baker Ledette is devoting Tues, Wed and Thursdays to catering and pre-orders. You’ll need to place your order the day before and there is a 24 cupcake minimum per flavor, but no minimums on their outstanding cookies, macaroons and delectable scones.

          On Fridays and Saturdays, Leda’s Bake Shop is open for that spontaneous mini-cupcake craving, 10.30am ’till 6pm. 13722 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, just W of Woodman, (818) 386-9644] Go to their website for a full range of their flavors:

          1. re: Maxmillion

            I'm pretty sure for a wedding, you should place your order more than 24 hours before! I believe they meant that large orders need to be made AT LEAST 24 hours before. I have ordered weeks in advance Heck, if you know the date, go ahead and call Ledette now to set up a tasting.

            1. re: Maxmillion

              So you can't stop at Leda's for a cupcake on Tues/Weds/Thurs?? Bad omen?

              1. re: Josh90004

                Sign of the times and hard economics, maybe. So few people were stopping by those days, it is more cost effective to offer pick us for pre-orders and a few deliveries only on those days. Since more people drop in on Fridays and Saturdays, it's worth it financially to let people in.

                The price of gas, flour, eggs and butter, among other things, has really gone up. Single Store Bakeries have been hit as hard as the rest of us, I bet.

                I drop in when I can and do my best to spread the good word and such. Still, if you are desperate for a cupcake, maybe if you call ahead she can do something those days?

                1. re: Diana

                  Oh -- good point about the wedding, Diana (d'oh!) OP's original purpose...

          2. I just tried the cupcakes at Susiecakes in Brentwood last weekend and they are incredibly delicious. They're the best I've had in LA, although I haven't had the pleasure of trying Leda's yet.

            1. I plan on going out to Leda's this weekend! Yummy

              1. Yummy cupcakes in Burbank and Santa Monica. Utterly rich and decadent. Love, love, love their red velvet.
                Cupcakes & Co in Burbank. Their strawberry cupcake is to die for! Their cupcakes are on the lighter side.
                Sprinkles in Beverly Hills. If Oprah liked them...they can't be bad, right? I'm a fan on the red velvet.

                1. my favorites are auntie em's cupcakes. they cater weddings as well. they have great mini cupcakes. my favorite is the coconut but they are known for their red velvet. the chocolate one is really great as well. not sure if eagle rock is too far from the la area...