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looking for armenian "hummingbird" layer cake

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tastycakes May 26, 2011 02:29 PM

there is an armenian cake i tasted a couple years ago that has very very thin layers of brown cake and equally thin layers of a white marshmallowy filling, topped with a layer of chocolate glaze. the person who brought it called it hummingbird cake. sound familiar to anyone? i believe he got it in glendale. i'd love the location of a bakery that carries this, or better yet, a recipe.

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    chinchi RE: tastycakes May 26, 2011 04:32 PM

    There is a wonderful bakery at Whole Food For Life market in Atwater Village that carries a delicious cake called (Russian) "Birds Milk" cake. It sounds the same as what you are describing. Available in individual slices, by the sheet, or probably can be special ordered in a fancier cake. I am a big fan of their bakery and their prices are very affordable.

    1. WildSwede RE: tastycakes May 31, 2011 03:17 PM

      You can always call Paradise Bakery in Glendale. It is on Glenoaks. I have never heard of the cake you describe, but maybe they have. Good luck!

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        iohyem RE: tastycakes May 31, 2011 03:55 PM

        I would try Maggie's Bakery in North Hollywood!! It's my go to place. There are many MANY Armenian Bakery's around town. Some transplants from neighborhoods that people grew up with, Like Panos and Sarkis Bakery. Personally to me these seem to have lost some of their luster. Maggie's has grown and still remained really good (and very reasonably priced)..
        Funny thing, I went to google the address, and it seems there was a Chowhound post about Maggie's!
        Here is the previous post which includes the address.
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/414664

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          jackattack RE: tastycakes May 31, 2011 06:20 PM

          Masis Bakery in Burbank (Alameda/Glenoaks)....they also have a branch in Montrose and one in Sunland.

          1. maxzook RE: tastycakes Jun 1, 2011 11:58 AM

            Two Armenian bakeries across the street from each other on Hollywood Blvd. in Little Armenia. Between them I'd be very surprised if they didn't have what you're describing.

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            Ara's Pastry
            4945 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

            Taron Bakery
            4950 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

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              Dairba RE: tastycakes Apr 9, 2012 08:34 PM

              I hade this cake last night so I can tell you exactly where to get it ! Go to Karinas cake house
              515 S Glendale Ave
              Glendale
              Phone 818-240-6718
              They call it birds milk cake, just looking for a recipe it was delicious have no idea how they get the layers so thin, melts in your mouth enjoy!

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                luckattack RE: tastycakes Apr 10, 2012 07:36 AM

                I've tried it at Art's Bakery in Glendale by the slice. While you are there you should try the nazook, they are very good.

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