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Jan 3, 2010 03:58 PM

Babycakes of NYC opened - Downtown Los Angeles Today

Babycakes (from NY) opened today in downtown LA (on 6th Street near Main). I thought that the size of the cupcakes I tried (smaller) and the cake and icing all were topnotch. As you'll note if you look at their website they carry cookies, cupcakes, and brownies which are both gluten-free and vegan varieties Anyone else there today?

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  1. I wasn't at the opening today, however, one of my clients had vegan brownie bites
    and chocolate chip cookie dough shipped to me as part of my xmas bonus.
    I have to say that I was very unimpressed and won't be rushing to visit the LA

    1. I can't wait to try it. Got the cookbook for Christmas. Love the NY store.

      1. I tried them in NY and loved them! Truly amazing that vegan could actually taste better than a classic cupcake. It's a richer flavor. I'm excited that they came to LA, but can't believe they are all the way downtown. Who can make the schlep?

        1. I used to live in New York and had Babycakes a few times with my celiac girlfriend. I have to say that of all the diet/speciality baked goods that I've tried (I've tried a lot!) these have to be among the worst. The textures are pretty bad and the items just don't taste right. At some point, taking out/replacing too many normal ingredients just doesn't work.

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          1. re: wildd86

            I don't know. I only had the one devils food cupcake. But it was quite good with a deep, dark chocolate taste and no after taste that I associate (and absolutely hate) with most sweets that aren't full of refined sugar. And the icing was also quite rich and not overly sweet or cloying in the way that a lot of icings can be.

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